Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes
I'm so happy that I'm not a Baptist. It seems their "politically correct" version of the Bible doesn't read like everyone else's. Will Dismukes went to a party celebrating the birthday of Confederate General and hero Nathan Bedford Forrest. The democratic party can't fathom why he did this, but the truth is, their party has no hero worth mentioning in the same sentence with General Forrest. You expect such ridiculousness from the democrats because they will use anything for a vote. The Baptist Church shouldn't have surprised me either.
In case you are wondering why I'm blaming the Baptists, they forced Will Dismukes who happens to be a Baptist preacher to resign because of his attending the Forrest party. Now why would the Baptist church do this? After all, doesn't the Bible teach forgiveness. Following the war, General Nathan Bedford Forrest became a member of the church and asked for forgiveness for all of his sins. According to the Bible, God forgave him of those sins, but the Baptist church obviously doesn't forgive.
For anyone who would like to know the truth about Forrest's salvation, I highly recommend the book called "Nathan Bedford Forrest's Redemption" by Shane E. Kastler. Mr. Kastler is amazingly a Baptist preacher, although once that denomination finds out about the book he's written, he'll probably be forced to resign. Mr. Kastler did some painstaking work tracing General Forrest's entry into the church and according to the Baptist General Forrest was saved. Now what will all these modern day Baptist do if they were to meet General Forrest in heaven. I suppose they will resign and ask God to send them elsewhere.
Let us look at a few Bible verses the Baptist need to read and learn. In Luke 6:37 Jesus says, "Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven." Again from the book of Luke, 17:3-4 Jesus says, "Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, 'I repent,' forgive him."
In Mr. Kastler's book, General Forrest confessed his sins and asked for God to forgive him, yet the Baptist refuse to accept this. They should try reading 1 John 1:9 it says, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Matthew 6: 14-15 Jesus says, "For if you forgive others for their transgressions, you heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions."
I happen to have a friend who is a Baptist preacher, although I'm not sure which sect he is a part of, but I happen to know he thinks like Will Dismukes and forgives those who have asked for forgiveness. So please don't think I'm bashing all Baptists, but it seems the main leaders of that church are so politically correct they choose to please men over God. I would like one of them to explain to me how Will Dismukes deserves to be treated the way he was for celebrating the birthday of a man who completely changed his life and asked his Savior to forgive him his sins, yet they refuse to.