"Making the Majority the Minority Faction" (by John Waddey)

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September 12th, 2012, 5:23 am #1

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[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]MAKING THE MAJORITY THE MINORITY FACTION[/color]

[color=#000000" size="4" face="times]JOHN WADDEY[/color]

[color=#000000" size="3.5" face="times]In the contest between political parties the smaller or minority party will use every available means to persuade the public that they (the minority) represent them and their best interests. They work to convince the people that the opposition, though much larger in number, actually represent only a few citizens. While only 20 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberal in their social, economic and political views, liberal politicians and their media friends act as though they are the reigning majority. Proponents of global warming have used this same tactic. They act as though the contest is over, that they have won the battle.

Today, we see this same tactic being used in the church. Those who fancy themselves leaders of the movement to capture and redesign the Churches of Christ regularly use it. They want to convince the average member of the church that they (the change agents) are, in reality, the majority of our brethren, the mainstream of the church. They want to create the impression that they are the wave of the future. Those brethren who prefer to continue worshiping and serving God as they and their predecessors have done for generations past, are painted as out-of-touch, cranky, insignificant minority. Of course this is definitely not the case. The progressives act as though they have already won the battle, that the overwhelming majority of our people are ready, even eager to adopt their package of innovations. They pretend that conservative congregations, content to walk by the old paths, do not exist. They assume that by ignoring them they will vanish.

The fact is, the progressives, the change agents are still a minority among us. Yes, they have captured a number of our largest congregations, but certainly not the majority of the 9,500 congregations who constitute the mainstream of our brotherhood! At the present, (Spring of 2012), it is doubtful if the congregations openly embracing the change agenda are more than 350 in number. They do control three of our universities and one small college. But schools are not churches.

They do get a lot of publicity from the Christian Chronicle and secular newspapers. That does not mean they are listed in the Lamb's Book of Life (Phil. 4:3).

What the future holds no one knows nor can predict. When change agents prevail, their congregations will cease to be Churches of Christ, having become in fact, an imitation of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ who pursued this same course a 125 years ago. We can be sure that Christ is greater than the father of lies (Matt. 28:18; John 8:44). The Lord's church is greater than the kingdom of darkness (Dan. 2:44; Col. 1:13). The truth of God's Word is stronger than the doctrines, commandments and opinions of men (Rom. 1:16). Solomon rightly understood that "the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong" (Eccle. 9:11). Through Christ we will be more than conquerors over these and every enemy (Rom. 8:37).

In the meantime, our challenge is to awaken our brethren to the danger of the change agents (Acts 20:28-31), to inform them of the errors being promoted and stir them to action in defense of the gospel and the kingdom of Christ (Phil. 1:16).

Weeds in a garden must be plucked up else they will swallow the whole and choke out the flowers or vegetables you have planted. The best time to pull weeds is while they are young, few in number and before they drop their seed. Brethren should heed and learn this lesson.[/color]
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September 12th, 2012, 7:14 am #2

Waddey said that the change agents control three church of Christ universities and one small college. I would think that Lipscomb and ACU are two of those universities. Is Pepperdine the third? What is the small college?
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September 12th, 2012, 5:57 pm #3

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[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]MAKING THE MAJORITY THE MINORITY FACTION[/color]

[color=#000000" size="4" face="times]JOHN WADDEY[/color]

[color=#000000" size="3.5" face="times]In the contest between political parties the smaller or minority party will use every available means to persuade the public that they (the minority) represent them and their best interests. They work to convince the people that the opposition, though much larger in number, actually represent only a few citizens. While only 20 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberal in their social, economic and political views, liberal politicians and their media friends act as though they are the reigning majority. Proponents of global warming have used this same tactic. They act as though the contest is over, that they have won the battle.

Today, we see this same tactic being used in the church. Those who fancy themselves leaders of the movement to capture and redesign the Churches of Christ regularly use it. They want to convince the average member of the church that they (the change agents) are, in reality, the majority of our brethren, the mainstream of the church. They want to create the impression that they are the wave of the future. Those brethren who prefer to continue worshiping and serving God as they and their predecessors have done for generations past, are painted as out-of-touch, cranky, insignificant minority. Of course this is definitely not the case. The progressives act as though they have already won the battle, that the overwhelming majority of our people are ready, even eager to adopt their package of innovations. They pretend that conservative congregations, content to walk by the old paths, do not exist. They assume that by ignoring them they will vanish.

The fact is, the progressives, the change agents are still a minority among us. Yes, they have captured a number of our largest congregations, but certainly not the majority of the 9,500 congregations who constitute the mainstream of our brotherhood! At the present, (Spring of 2012), it is doubtful if the congregations openly embracing the change agenda are more than 350 in number. They do control three of our universities and one small college. But schools are not churches.

They do get a lot of publicity from the Christian Chronicle and secular newspapers. That does not mean they are listed in the Lamb's Book of Life (Phil. 4:3).

What the future holds no one knows nor can predict. When change agents prevail, their congregations will cease to be Churches of Christ, having become in fact, an imitation of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ who pursued this same course a 125 years ago. We can be sure that Christ is greater than the father of lies (Matt. 28:18; John 8:44). The Lord's church is greater than the kingdom of darkness (Dan. 2:44; Col. 1:13). The truth of God's Word is stronger than the doctrines, commandments and opinions of men (Rom. 1:16). Solomon rightly understood that "the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong" (Eccle. 9:11). Through Christ we will be more than conquerors over these and every enemy (Rom. 8:37).

In the meantime, our challenge is to awaken our brethren to the danger of the change agents (Acts 20:28-31), to inform them of the errors being promoted and stir them to action in defense of the gospel and the kingdom of Christ (Phil. 1:16).

Weeds in a garden must be plucked up else they will swallow the whole and choke out the flowers or vegetables you have planted. The best time to pull weeds is while they are young, few in number and before they drop their seed. Brethren should heed and learn this lesson.[/color]
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John Waddey, Editor
Christianity: Then and Now

E-Mail: mailto:johnwaddey@aol.com
The NACC no more represents Christian Churches than this merry band of men represents Churchs of Christ. They need to repudiate this denominational structure born in the first battle to FORCE churches of Christ to use instruments (machines for doing hard work including sorcery).

At the margins including a way to honestly read the Word of God they have done grave and wide spread damage. However, in the SECTING issue of Instruments the have had so little success that they should do the Judas Maneuver. Unfortunately, they continue to feed the Blog-Simps who do not have a spirit enabling them to read BLACK text on BROWN

HERESY or SECTARIANISM has always been a METHOD of God: out of several millions of Israel only about 50,000 came home. The remnant of those who had not bowed to Baal (that music act) Still Alive in Jerusalem was 120 baptized in water as opposed to the VIPER race baptized with WIND and FIRE.


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September 12th, 2012, 7:43 pm #4

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[color=#000000" size="5" face="times]MAKING THE MAJORITY THE MINORITY FACTION[/color]

[color=#000000" size="4" face="times]JOHN WADDEY[/color]

[color=#000000" size="3.5" face="times]In the contest between political parties the smaller or minority party will use every available means to persuade the public that they (the minority) represent them and their best interests. They work to convince the people that the opposition, though much larger in number, actually represent only a few citizens. While only 20 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberal in their social, economic and political views, liberal politicians and their media friends act as though they are the reigning majority. Proponents of global warming have used this same tactic. They act as though the contest is over, that they have won the battle.

Today, we see this same tactic being used in the church. Those who fancy themselves leaders of the movement to capture and redesign the Churches of Christ regularly use it. They want to convince the average member of the church that they (the change agents) are, in reality, the majority of our brethren, the mainstream of the church. They want to create the impression that they are the wave of the future. Those brethren who prefer to continue worshiping and serving God as they and their predecessors have done for generations past, are painted as out-of-touch, cranky, insignificant minority. Of course this is definitely not the case. The progressives act as though they have already won the battle, that the overwhelming majority of our people are ready, even eager to adopt their package of innovations. They pretend that conservative congregations, content to walk by the old paths, do not exist. They assume that by ignoring them they will vanish.

The fact is, the progressives, the change agents are still a minority among us. Yes, they have captured a number of our largest congregations, but certainly not the majority of the 9,500 congregations who constitute the mainstream of our brotherhood! At the present, (Spring of 2012), it is doubtful if the congregations openly embracing the change agenda are more than 350 in number. They do control three of our universities and one small college. But schools are not churches.

They do get a lot of publicity from the Christian Chronicle and secular newspapers. That does not mean they are listed in the Lamb's Book of Life (Phil. 4:3).

What the future holds no one knows nor can predict. When change agents prevail, their congregations will cease to be Churches of Christ, having become in fact, an imitation of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ who pursued this same course a 125 years ago. We can be sure that Christ is greater than the father of lies (Matt. 28:18; John 8:44). The Lord's church is greater than the kingdom of darkness (Dan. 2:44; Col. 1:13). The truth of God's Word is stronger than the doctrines, commandments and opinions of men (Rom. 1:16). Solomon rightly understood that "the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong" (Eccle. 9:11). Through Christ we will be more than conquerors over these and every enemy (Rom. 8:37).

In the meantime, our challenge is to awaken our brethren to the danger of the change agents (Acts 20:28-31), to inform them of the errors being promoted and stir them to action in defense of the gospel and the kingdom of Christ (Phil. 1:16).

Weeds in a garden must be plucked up else they will swallow the whole and choke out the flowers or vegetables you have planted. The best time to pull weeds is while they are young, few in number and before they drop their seed. Brethren should heed and learn this lesson.[/color]
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"B", John Waddey is a graduate of Southern Christian University. I think the school changed it's name and may have changed course as well. BTW, I see nothing in the posted article that you write about.
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September 12th, 2012, 9:15 pm #5

Waddey's article is about the change agents that have invaded the brotherhood of the church of Christ. Of those change agents, Waddey writes:

"The fact is, the progressives, the change agents are still a minority among us. Yes, they have captured a number of our largest congregations, but certainly not the majority of the 9,500 congregations who constitute the mainstream of our brotherhood! At the present, (Spring of 2012), it is doubtful if the congregations openly embracing the change agenda are more than 350 in number. They do control three of our universities and one small college. But schools are not churches."

In that paragraph, Waddey focuses on church of Christ congregations and institutions of higher learning sponsored by the church of Christ. Denominational congregations and schools are not within the brotherhood. Waddey mentions that the majority of the 9,500 congregations who constitute the mainstream of "our" (church of Christ) brotherhood have not succumbed to the change agents. Waddey states that the change agents control three of "our" (meaning church of Christ) universities and one small college. I knew that Lipscomb and ACU had fallen victims to the change agents, but I wasnt't sure about the other university. I suggested maybe Pepperdine and asked about the "one small college."
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September 12th, 2012, 9:41 pm #6

Well, that certainly settles it for me! If John Waddey said it, it MUST be true! (Just ask his family back in Tennessee!)
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September 12th, 2012, 10:52 pm #7

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[color=#000000" size="4" face="times]JOHN WADDEY[/color]

[color=#000000" size="3.5" face="times]In the contest between political parties the smaller or minority party will use every available means to persuade the public that they (the minority) represent them and their best interests. They work to convince the people that the opposition, though much larger in number, actually represent only a few citizens. While only 20 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberal in their social, economic and political views, liberal politicians and their media friends act as though they are the reigning majority. Proponents of global warming have used this same tactic. They act as though the contest is over, that they have won the battle.

Today, we see this same tactic being used in the church. Those who fancy themselves leaders of the movement to capture and redesign the Churches of Christ regularly use it. They want to convince the average member of the church that they (the change agents) are, in reality, the majority of our brethren, the mainstream of the church. They want to create the impression that they are the wave of the future. Those brethren who prefer to continue worshiping and serving God as they and their predecessors have done for generations past, are painted as out-of-touch, cranky, insignificant minority. Of course this is definitely not the case. The progressives act as though they have already won the battle, that the overwhelming majority of our people are ready, even eager to adopt their package of innovations. They pretend that conservative congregations, content to walk by the old paths, do not exist. They assume that by ignoring them they will vanish.

The fact is, the progressives, the change agents are still a minority among us. Yes, they have captured a number of our largest congregations, but certainly not the majority of the 9,500 congregations who constitute the mainstream of our brotherhood! At the present, (Spring of 2012), it is doubtful if the congregations openly embracing the change agenda are more than 350 in number. They do control three of our universities and one small college. But schools are not churches.

They do get a lot of publicity from the Christian Chronicle and secular newspapers. That does not mean they are listed in the Lamb's Book of Life (Phil. 4:3).

What the future holds no one knows nor can predict. When change agents prevail, their congregations will cease to be Churches of Christ, having become in fact, an imitation of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ who pursued this same course a 125 years ago. We can be sure that Christ is greater than the father of lies (Matt. 28:18; John 8:44). The Lord's church is greater than the kingdom of darkness (Dan. 2:44; Col. 1:13). The truth of God's Word is stronger than the doctrines, commandments and opinions of men (Rom. 1:16). Solomon rightly understood that "the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong" (Eccle. 9:11). Through Christ we will be more than conquerors over these and every enemy (Rom. 8:37).

In the meantime, our challenge is to awaken our brethren to the danger of the change agents (Acts 20:28-31), to inform them of the errors being promoted and stir them to action in defense of the gospel and the kingdom of Christ (Phil. 1:16).

Weeds in a garden must be plucked up else they will swallow the whole and choke out the flowers or vegetables you have planted. The best time to pull weeds is while they are young, few in number and before they drop their seed. Brethren should heed and learn this lesson.[/color]
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John Waddey, Editor
Christianity: Then and Now

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"B", I hope this helps.


Church of Christ Affiliated Colleges in the US


Abilene Christian University
Amberton University
Amridge University
Austin Graduate School of Theology
Central Christian College of the Bible
Crowley's Ridge College
Dallas Christian College
Faulkner University
Florida College
Freed-Hardeman University
Great Lakes Christian College
Harding University
Heritage Christian University
Lipscomb University
Lubbock Christian University
Ohio Valley University
Oklahoma Christian University
Pepperdine University
Rochester College
Southwestern Christian College
York College

http://www.theseeker.org/colleges/
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September 12th, 2012, 11:14 pm #8

Rochester College was gasping and they called in Rubel Shelly: Rubel called in Max Lucado.

Patrick Mead preached in Rochester at the time and he has been a major promoter of instrumental music and the BlogSimps just love him as one of the PROGRESSIVES. He, consistently, does not have a clue about the message of the Bible defining the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He and his'n picked up the UGLY as their pattern for Soothsayers with instruments commanded by God to execute any godly person who came near or into any holy thing or place. That is why the audience has been chained from the pulpit and all of the vocational roles operated by Ministers of Bad Breath.
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September 13th, 2012, 12:24 am #9

"B", I hope this helps.


Church of Christ Affiliated Colleges in the US


Abilene Christian University
Amberton University
Amridge University
Austin Graduate School of Theology
Central Christian College of the Bible
Crowley's Ridge College
Dallas Christian College
Faulkner University
Florida College
Freed-Hardeman University
Great Lakes Christian College
Harding University
Heritage Christian University
Lipscomb University
Lubbock Christian University
Ohio Valley University
Oklahoma Christian University
Pepperdine University
Rochester College
Southwestern Christian College
York College

http://www.theseeker.org/colleges/
As I said, I knew that the change agents had taken over Lipscomb and ACU, but what is the third university Waddey mentioned that had been taken over? I thought perhaps Pepperdine. Also, which "small college" had been taken over? Maybe Tom knows.
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September 13th, 2012, 12:29 am #10

Well, that certainly settles it for me! If John Waddey said it, it MUST be true! (Just ask his family back in Tennessee!)
Is Tom still trying to "kill" the messenger because he doesn't like the message and is thus biased against the messenger?
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