First Baptist Church: Tear Down this Statue!

The Five Most Revolting Details from the Evidence in the Jack Schaap Case

Everything he did, everything we did was “for the sake of the ministry.” The lies we had to keep were “for the sake of the ministry.”

He taught you to adore him above all else. He insisted that you trust him, no matter what rumors you heard. He frightened you to the point that you dare not be disloyal to him. He required obedience without question. You were sincerely trying to follow God, but in your effort to do so, a man diverted your attention and convinced you to follow him. I do not blame you. You weren’t trying to steal my dad away from me. You thought you were listening to instruction from God’s Word, from God’s man. And God’s man was instructing you to obey him as a representative of...a substituion for Deity, taking you on a journey away from God into idolatry.
Comment: There's hope for First Baptist Church of Hammond. Consider:
In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam the son of Nebat, Abijam became king over Judah. He reigned three years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Maachah the granddaughter of Abishalom. And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him (1 Kings 15:1-3)

So Abijah (AKA Abijam) rested with his fathers, and they buried him in the City of David. Then Asa his son reigned in his place. In his days the land was quiet for ten years. Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God, for he removed the altars of the foreign gods and the high places, and broke down the sacred pillars and cut down the wooden images. (2 Chronicles 14:1-3)
Comment: It starts with genuine repentance and "flee[ing] from idolatry." (1 Corinthians 10:14). Job # 1: Tear down the statue of the adulterer! Jack # 1 is dead (that's his statue above). Jack # 2 was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison today!


  1. Sharper Iron has full coverage of the Jack Schaap mess: here

  2. Glad to see that Schaap will not return to "ministry" for a while. Suffice it to say that I'm a touch surprised.

    Sad to see a Hyles college grad as the new pastor there, though. Still in the H-A orbit, still begging for problems.

  3. Jim, why would you post this? Are you writing a book? How can you say something against the great man JH? I have to believe a book contract is just in reach of your grubby little fingers.

  4. I think you're right to emphasize the importance of the statue. Until they remove it, there's little reason to think anything there has changed or will change.

  5. I have to agree with one of the previous posters and with the sentiment at a real sharp website: You are perpetuating a myth and a fraud and the only reason I can think of is that you are on the verge of a book deal and this is your way of publicizing your soon to be published book. At least the guys over at SI can see this when they rightly question how anyone can dare even begin to question JH. They too have questioned that anyone even putting forth such wild, zany, outrageous conspiracy theories such as jh having a mistress has got to be either nuts or simply a fraud with a book deal. By the way, other than this total fraud, I like the other parts of your site.

  6. Jim, may I interject? I don't want to claim to put words in anybody elses mouth, but I have a hunch that this guy might be what the kids call a "Poe." I think he is making fun of Sharper Iron. Someone on the inside who would know more than just about anyone else in the world wrote a gut-wrenching, soul-stirring, deeply, deeply powerful message about what it was like on the inside. Mr. Hyles may not have been the idyllic idol that he was thought to be. This person wrote the most honest and poignant article that I have seen in years. Some person on the site made some comment about how coicidental it was and wondered if the author was writing a book. I too found that comment utterly stunning. That anyone could be so gullible and blind as to still believe the Hyles image, after all of these years of so much coming out that all was not as it truly seemed. I don't even know how to react to someone as horribly gullible and naive as to actually think someone was "thinking of coming out with a book." -----I think you have a Poe on your hands making fun of how anyone could really be that naive.

  7. Here's a clue for you ALL / "The walrus was Paul" ( J. Lennon ).


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