I sent the pastors the following email with a request for a reply:
|Hi! It's Brenda, your former financial secretary. Just wanted to let you know the website looks great, but you may want to take a closer look at the "Can I Know" link on the home page.|
Look at the bulleted section right below the big "IF!" See it? Here's what it says:
*If Heaven is real and hell is real, (maybe they're not) but IF they are real, is it worth the chance that you might spend an Eternity in hell?
*If you could KNOW that you were going to Heaven would you want to?
*Is there someone you know or care about that you would not want to go to hell, IF hell IS real?
Now scroll down to the bottom of the page. See that? Written in red:
Hell may not be real....BUT IF IT IS!!!!!!!!!
This link is right on the FBC Hooterville home page, and it's the very first one! Who is this Don fellow? Do you know? Now I know that there's a disclaimer on his site near the top, but I don't see a disclaimer on your site anywhere, which makes it appear that pretty much you endorse his statements.
I believe this man misses the mark. He's got some of it right, except the fact of Hell. Minor detail? Heavens no!
Please remedy this as soon as possible.
Love in Christ,
Southern Baptists do believe Hell is real, don't they? (Well, I always did, cause when my daddy told my mama to go there, she always said "I'm in hell with YOU." But I digress.) I'm thinking maybe they just didn't read it thoroughly before linking to it. I noticed a lot of typos on the music minister's page, so it's likely (obvious) they didn't proof-read.
I wonder what would be the best way to encourage them to use spell-check. I wonder how many others notice things like that. Would you contact the webmaster? The secretary? Why do I care? Because there are a lot of people who would chalk it up to ignorance, and that would give them one more reason to reject the message.
To a lot of people Christian = Doofus. They think we have to turn off our brains to believe. I think we don't have to prove them right.
What say you?