Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4:13-14)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

An Email Synopsis from a Reader of Free Grace Theology Blog

Dear faithful readers of Free Grace Theology Blog,

I was refreshed to take a vacation with the family where we went beach camping at South Carlsbad State Beach for a week. We went with 3 other families and their children. It was beautiful, relaxing, and fun for the kids and the adults. Unfortunately for me, on the last night of our trip that as I was helping prepare dinner for the troops I sliced a portion of the tip of my left index finger off. The Lord be praised that although I was out of work for one week after the trip, my finger has been miraculously healing and will be 100% within a couple of weeks. I am back at work and have no pain.

I have been reading all of the excellent comments, questions, and answers from you all found within the meta of my posts. They have been pleasant and informative, and have been raising pertinent considerations. I do hope to jump into them soon.

There will be some very provocative posts coming up, so stay tuned.

The following is an email I received from a reader of Free Grace Theology Blog. It has been edited somewhat. This friend has been in the loop of some of the happenings since my blog asked poignant questions concerning Dr. J.B. Hixson. Here is his synopsis for your consideration and discussion.

Dear Antonio,

I read through every last detail late last night. I completely agree with [name witheld] regarding the excellent way you have not only defended yourself but poor Dr. Radmacher as well. You have done a great job... of nailing J.B. [Hixson] to the wall. Dr. Radmacher is looking more and more like the unfortunate victim of Hixson’s conspiracy to conceal by withholding critical additional information in order to get the endorsements he wanted and further his personal goals and aspirations. It is obvious that Hixson is only out for himself, his own agenda and he has no regard for Radmacher’s feelings or his relationships with Zane, Bob and GES in general. Hixson appears to have been deliberately deceitful and conspired to place Radmacher in a very uncomfortable place (to put it mildly) regarding his allies and friends in the FG movement – making him look very bad to the uninformed friends of Zane, Bob, GES and FG in general. I'm not sure Radmacher has the backbone to oppose what has taken place and is occuring...

Hixson obviously is no fan of yours and is angry that you have called attention to his devious plot and he lashed out at you accusing you judging his intentions. Well just let him know that you are simply calling attention to his actions and as the old saying goes – actions betray intent. ...And let the chips fall where they may. As you have so accurately said – this is not a man who has conducted himself in a manner worthy of this kind of leadership – or any leadership frankly, and especially spiritual leadership. His “scholasticism” seems to be severely lacking for someone who either has or is in process of getting a PhD. He bears an uncanny resemblance to our Lordship adversaries when it comes to his skills at mishandling scripture (sloppy as you put it) and misrepresenting certain FG views! His logic is riddled with nonsequetors when he makes a weak attempt to use Paul to establish his case…

In contrast Antonio, you have proven yourself to be a faithful, loyal and exemplary friend through this difficult ordeal. You are a good soldier and relentless warrior for the cause of Christ and I pray that God will continue to strengthen your hands for the spiritual battle that we’re in . The effect of what is happening through the current FGA "leadership" will ultimately neuter the FGA and convert it from a force for cohesion and strength with regard to God's grace to just another religious “country club” spewing more fog and ultimately weakening the FG movement.

I was very disappointed with Charlie Bing’s conduct in all this but honestly not surprised. He is proving himself to be a better politician than a gracious and ethical leader… and friend.

Thanks for sharing what you have been going through these many months – you’ve had a heavy burden but you have born it well my friend!

May God be gracious to you and give you peace Antonio.

Never give up – you’ve picked the right battle and you have many strong allies…