The following is taken from Chapter 9 of “The Truth of the Cross” by R.C. Sproul Is it conceivable that Jesus would be willing to die for
These pastors are singled out by publishers for the purpose of writing books. And not so much for the purpose of providing rich theological content for the reader, but instead, to sell as many books as possible.
Let me just make one thing clear. My issue was never about the money, but about the gross negligence of a pastor who ignored multiple emails about Roberta’s spiritual and emotional condition and continued to use her story in books and DVDs
I just stumbled across an excellent post on a modern English version of Thomas Chalmers “The Expulsive Power of a New Affection” that is definitely
I felt as though I couldn’t tell Mr. Merrill that what was written was a complete lie but I did express my concerns to Pastor Cymbala regarding my emotional and spiritual condition after Dean Merrill left. He told me to “just trust him”, and of course I trusted him, again.
And this is exactly what happened to Roberta. Instead of caring for Roberta’s soul, “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them” (1 Peter 5:1a), the leadership at the Brooklyn Tabernacle saw Roberta as a marketing ploy, an object to be used by the Brooklyn Tabernacle to proclaim the gospel. Soon Roberta became somewhat of a Christian celebrity who was known as the girl with the “amazing testimony”.