I have a few comments about your March 22-29 issue of the Temple News. First, I want to comment on Carrie Toleric’s article about my preaching at Temple. She did an excellent job and the article is pretty thorough about our ministry.
I noticed, however, that over half of our interview was deleted! What about including all the positive fruit I have experienced over the years from this Biblical approach to evangelism (i.e., All the committed Christians (sic) friends I have made as a result of my preaching)?
This article, “Watchout Whoremongers,” along with practically every page of your paper, is a clear representation of how far our culture has deteriorated since the days of the Baptist preacher who founded Temple University in 1888!
Sophomore Joy Semke, a typical “Christian” student, was quoted in my article. She said, “I think the message he preaches is heavy on condemnation. It doesn’t offer any of the positive things about being a Christian…”
The front page of your paper exposes the cost Temple has to pay for theft…$40,000! I think every student and faculty member would “condemn” the behavior of these thieves! After all, this wicked behavior is increasing the students’ tuition! Joy Semke, wouldn’t you condemn someone who robbed you? Wouldn’t you condemn a promiscuous woman if she stole your boyfriend? Of course you would!
Temple use to be a Bible College now even Christian students at Temple are ignorant of the Holy Scriptures. Joy, would you please read these verses where Jesus Christ our Lord “condemned” people: John 3:18; Matt 11:20-24; Matt 12:34-37; Matt 13:47-50. Read what Paul said in Romans 8:1 too.
I liked the “crime of the week.” Two underage male students attempted to bring three cases of beer into the Johnson and Hardwick residence hall by concealing them in a duffel bag.”
See, there is no conviction at Temple U. for sinful behavior. These two underage students are headed for the fiery furnace of hell because they are drunkards! I can hear Miss Semke declare, “Oh, that’s condemning!” Yes, God does condemn drunkards and whoremongers to hell. (Please read 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Don’t you see how much expense and turmoil the thieves and drunks cause Temple University?
As Christians we are called to be the “light of the World.” This means that it is the responsibility of All Christians to condemn (or expose) the darkness (darkness is figurative for sin!).
Well, there is so much to say about your paper (like the fornication advertisement that fell out when I tried to read my article), but I have an appointment to preach the Word at Temple University today.
Fighting the fight of faith,
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