~ Another Statement on Jack Schaap & First Baptist Church of Hammond ~
by the Webmaster of JackHyles.com
August 5, 2012
In the wake of the firing of Jack Schaap from the pastorate of First Baptist Church of Hammond due to his sexual abuse of a 16-year old girl, we feel the need to make another statement regarding the recent disturbing events at FBC-Hammond.  Many folks come to JackHyles.com to read and listen to sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles.   We in no way wish to give the impression that Brother Hyles believed any of the un-Scriptural things that have been taught by Jack Schaap and his anti-King James Bible staff members.   This is our warning to young folks and their parents:   Please be very careful before you blindly accept all the information and assurances coming from the current leaders at Hyles-Anderson College and First Baptist Church.  We are not convinced that the major issues that ultimately led to this disgrace have been purged from these institutions.  (those issues being the rejection of the King James Bible as the inspired, preserved Word of God and the rejection of Scriptural principles that should have been followed using the King James Bible as God's Final Authority to man).

We were appalled at Jack Schaap's declaration that "this King James Bible is not inspired",  and shocked at his later claim that "not only is our King James Bible not inspired, it's not preserved either".   But what was more appalling
was to see the members, deacons, and staff of First Baptist Church decide that it was best to blindly follow a pastor who questioned the validity of the King James Bible rather than follow God and His Word.  As long time members of FBC, we could not understand why the vast majority of folks at our church refused to do what Brother Hyles taught us:  to stand for Scriptural PRINCIPLES rather than a man or an institution.  Why didn't the leadership stand up for the Word of God and challenge this Bible-rejecting man?   Why were members rebuked by church leaders as "not being loyal to the man of God" when they simply asked sincere questions about Jack Schaap's heresies?   Well, now you have the end-result of these anti-Scriptural decisions:  an abused young girl who will be emotionally, physically and spiritually scarred for life.  The other end-result is an unmeasurable stain upon the cause of Christ.  Please read our original Statement on Jack Schaap, (written well over one year ago) which outlines why we decided to leave First Baptist Church of Hammond, after being members there since the 1980's.  We also ask you to pray for the victim - the young girl who was sexually, emotionally and spiritually abused by Mr. Schaap.

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