To The Editor
First of all, thank you for informing Louisiana Baptists about the disturbing chaos at our much beloved Louisiana College. An age-old quote states it rather poignantly: “The greatest friend of truth is time.”
Maybe time is what it will take to overcome the ranting and railings which continue about circumstances that seemingly were handled appropriately by its Board of Trustees and by its President.
From a lifetime of watching from the wings, I see the Evil One do anything to destroy the testimony of the College and continue to “dig up stuff” from the pit. It seems there is always someone who will help him dig.
My pastor, Kris Chenier of Trinity Heights Baptist Church, preached last Sunday on Matthew 5 and having a heart like Jesus and on the law of grace. When offended, try to make it right and restore relationships, which is the basis of evangelism.
Pastor Chenier asked, “What about the lost and dying world watching us when we are insulted, bullied, and attacked?” He said that our Christian witness and ministry must be above our individual rights.
We must stand staunchly on the truth – facts, not fantasies. The lost and dying world will see and wonder how we are careful in retaliation by going the “extra mile” in grace but not backing down from the truth.
We don’t fool the lost and dying world. However, there is a time when we must follow what Jesus told his disciples to do: “Sell your cloak and buy a sword” – a time when enough is enough. The Louisiana College Board of Trustees has reached that time. And, we Louisiana Baptists must stand with them.
As the prophet Amos said, “But let justice (judgment) run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” The prophet also said, “See good, not evil…” Isn’t it time to seek good instead of personal agenda? God bless Louisiana Baptists and Louisiana College.
Diane “Pinkie” Reeder