January 1, 2013 in Sovereign Grace Ministries

As we say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013, I thought it would be interesting to note a couple of departures.

First, Dave Harvey is departing from the Sovereign Grace Ministries Leadership Team.

Secondly, the buzz is that the Chesapeake (Virginia) SGM church is also departing from Sovereign Grace Ministries.  There isn’t (yet) any official announcement to link to, but I’ve heard this bit of news from several folks and would be surprised if all of them were wrong.  It’s always a possibility, or, like one of the churches in Florida a few months back, it may just be a question of timing.  Have any of you heard the same thing?  Any of you at the Chesapeake church want to ask your leaders if there’s validity to this story?

Finally, as a departure (of sorts) from the previous conversation, I thought it would be interesting to allow you, the readers, to have a go at responding to an email I received a few days ago.  Someone wrote to ask the following:

My questions are this, I have read your blog off and on for the past year or so. and I don’t understand the purpose of it, how this blog is honoring to God? I understand that people have been hurt by sgm and I know several of them (specifically people in the [Church Name]).

Especially for you, since you were never specifically hurt by them. In my opinion it comes across as gossiping and slandering or in other words, beating a dead horse. I don’t agree with Sovereign grace and CJ, but I also don’t see how talking about how horrible they are is good either? Sovereign grace, although that have/had some mixed up principles they have and continue to preach and advance the Gospel, which is our calling as christians.

Also we are all sinners, if you find me a perfect church or a perfect preach and I’ll call you a liar or blind. So in other words, the exact same blog could be written about many other churches.

I guess I just don’t see what the good is in this? it doesn’t further the Gospel, so why?

Like I don’t see anything on here saying like sgm is teaching this wrong, so this is what you should do, or this is what the bible says. it just complains about what they are doing or have done.

Sorry for rambling so much, hope to hear from you.

Well, readers – any of you willing to help me out and answer our concerned correspondent?

Happy New Year!

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