I’ve gotten a few questions about why I sometimes write about churches and pastors other than my own. I’d like to take a few moments to answer that question as best as I am able.
The primary reason is that nothing is said in a vacuum. Perhaps 50 years ago what a pastor in one East Coast church told his congregants would remain unknown to people across the country, but that is no longer reality. With the internet, live streams of sermons, twitter and a host of other technological advances every preacher, teacher and layman has the power to reach anywhere in the world. There is an upside and a downside to this. Now good teaching and sound doctrine can be dispersed to practically anywhere. But it also means that false teaching, error and flawed theology spread farther than ever, like a cancer, and can harm believers anywhere.
All believers need to be warned about such things, because even if their church is sound now, history shows it may only be a matter of time. This is why I write.