Kenneth Fuquay originally posted a comment on the site that was rather derogatory. He wrote:
Hey Steve, I have spent as much time on your site as my stomach can stand. I know from reading several of your responses to pastors trying to reason with you that you simply enjoy arguing. I’m not going to waste my time arguing with you simply because I know you enjoy arguing and you can’t stand being wrong, in fact you refuse to be wrong and it doesn’t matter to you how far out in left field you have to go to refute sound do tribal teaching. I wonder if you realize how wushu washy you are about the garbage you are spreading about the IFB CHURCH! That’s right I said CHURCH! The last time I checked the Church was an institution that Jesus himself ordained when he told Peter that upon this rock (Peter) will I build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. You know, my Bible teaches that the only person who attacks the Church of God is Satan. I really don’t understand what your problem is and I really don’t understand why if you were so unhappy in the IFB why you waited until you were 25 years old to leave? I really doubt they locked you in and held you hostage so I’m guessing (based on your arrogant unsubmissive attitude you portray throughout your writings) that you were perfectly happy with the Church you were attending until something caused you to blow a gasket. I’m guessing that you were blatantly sinning and the Pastor or other member of the Church called you out on it and instead of doing what the Bible says for you to do which is to repent, not to man but God( were Baptist not Catholic). My other guess is that here you are, 25 all grown up and someone in the Church suggested to you that maybe it’s time for you to start serving the Lord (He’s still waiting by the way) and you didn’t want to deal with the acountability and responsibility of being a leader in the Church. By the way hiding yourself behind the mask of this website does not keep you hidden from God. You will have to answer for every idle word you spew out in anger about Gods Church on this website. I do want to suggest to you that maybe you wouldn’t seem so ignorant if maybe you tried doing a little homework about the Bible and almighty God’s Church before you start ranting about them. I called you wishy washy earlier based on a couple of topics I picked out from your rants. Number one, you claim that the KJV is full of errors and it’s just a copy of a copy of a copy. That part, as much as I hate to admit it I agree with based on the fact that we no longer have the original transcripts. You even said this yourself but later on in your rant you claim that the modern versions are more accurate because they follow the original manuscripts more closely than the KJV. Hello! Didn’t you just finish saying that we no longer have the original transcripts? So how in the world do you or anybody know if these modern translations are closer to the “original” transcripts or not? Another point you tried to make about us KJVonlyist is that we claim that the KJV is more accurate because it’s older. How about trying to not put words in our mouths. Although I do believe the KJV to be Gods preserved word to the English speaking people I don’t make this assumption based on it’s age, but you on the other hand do make assumptions that older means better (more accurate) when it comes to the age of which text the modern versions are translated from when you claimed that the modern versions are more accurate because they are translated from earlier manuscripts. Make up your mind! What’s it gunna be olders better or not. Oh yeah and the Obam/Bush comparison was a horrible example of age not meaning better. Obama is the worst president in history. I am getting tired of typing on my phone so I’M going to try to wrap it up. I am just really trying to figure out why you hate the IFB Church so much that you felt the need to create a website totally dedicated to attacking the Church of my Lord and Savior Jeaus Christ by spreading lies and misguided information. Yes the IFB Church is a relatively small organization and are in no way affiliated with one another but in case you didn’t realize it God did promise to preserve himself a people who hold true tomhis laws and statutes which isn’t a bad thing as you try to make it our to be. From reading most of you hate filled message I noticed that your biggest beef with the IFB Church is it’s strictness. Well in case you didn’t notice Jesus was never as relaxed in his teachings as you and your ecumenical buddies want it to be. Jesus was always cut and dry, your either hot or cold there is no middle ground. I don’t think you even realize what the word fundamental means. Let me explain it to you. Fundamental means we stick stricly to the teachings of the Bible. If that means we are viewed as radical then so be it. I would rather God say well done my good and faithful servant than to hear him say what’s the matter with you? Are you retarded? I gave you an instruction book and you took it upon yourself to rewrite it to fit your self. People talk about how crazy fundamental Islamist are and that they are the radicals in their religion but actually they are the ones who are truly living the life that the quaran tells them to the other ones you don’t hear about are the ecumenical ones like you and you followers who choosemto live the watered down versions. Well I’m tired of writing on this phone and it’s getting late anyways so I better stop. I can’t wait to see the brutal way you attack my reffutal because we all know how much you hate to let someone else have the last word, but if you are serious about having a debate the. count me in. I say this because I noticed that you made the remark that you would like to debate one of the Pastors who wrote you. I will only debate you with scripture though and not your personal agenda. oh yeah I forgot you don’t believe the scripture since nobody has a perfect Bible. One last question, if you believe that no Bible is perfect and that fallible man has corrupted the word of God then why don’t we all just burn all of our Bibles since none of us know what is genuine or what was added by fallible man. oh never mind I forgot Almighty Steve will enlighten us all since he is all knowing and perfect and undoubtably more superior to the almighty infallible eternal God who is the same yesterday today and forever who created everything including his own word but is simply way to incompetent to preserve his word to all generations as he promised. Do you really believe that God is mighty and intelligent enough to create all things but is not capable of keeping some ink on paper unchanged for all mankind. Yes I know you are saying to yourself that man did the translating so therefore is is flawed. But don’t you think that All knowing God took measures to keep his own promise to mankind? I am serious about talking to you more
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Thinking that Kenneth was here to simply berate and perpetuate the abuse from the IFB, I didn’t take his comment too seriously. So I replied with:
I just like to let comments like this speak for itself. The most interesting thing about this post is at the beginning Kenneth states: “I’m not going to waste my time arguing with you…” then at the end states: “I’m serious about talking to you more about this…”
Kenneth is your typical blog troll. Not worth wasting time on a reply. I think it’s funny actually, and quite sad because he really believes what he is saying. It’s a good example of how confused someone can get with the IFB.
I was surprised later when Kenneth posted three more comments and I received the following email from Kenneth:
Hey Steve I have an idea that I want run by you and see what you think. I was wondering if you would be interested in not debating me but interviewing me on my Fundamental Baptist beliefs? I was thinking that you could ask me every tough question you can think of and I promise to answer your questions with percent honesty. The reason I want to do this is to answer questions with my own words and let your readers make a decision on what they want to believe based on information from both sides of the argument. I think that after doing this your readers would be better prepared to make an informed decision as to what they believe about the IFB. Again I want to appogize once again to you for lashing out at you the way I did in my post yesterday. I had just finished reading a large portion of the material on your site and I was a bit upset when I was writing that and I let my emotions get out of control it remember this is an apology not an acknowledgement that I am wrong. Anyways back to my idea, I was thinking that we could set up an agreeable time and you could encourage your readers to offer questions that they would like answered or complaints that they or you might want to hear how I justify or rebuke these complaints or comments. I think it could be kind of fun and educational for the both of us as well as your readers. The reason I want to do this is because as you know I find a lot of the information on your site to be completely false at least as far as my Church and my beliefs are concerned and I would like the opportunity to explain mine and my Churches view in my own words and the. let your readers make up their own minds. Also it would be a great opportunity for you to show the world just how big of a whacko I am and once again letting your readers see both perspectives and come to their own conclusion. I was thinking that maybe we could do it in an instant message format some how so the readers could view it live and maybe make their own comments during the session. So what do you think? I think it will definently cause a lot of discussion on your site afterwards and really boost intrest in this matter. Please email me with your response. I really hope you are interested in doing this. God bless Kenneth
I appreciate your interest in the site. I like your suggestion, but this is something I do this in my spare time so I don’t have the time for such an endeavor. Besides, I’m afraid that there isn’t as much interest in my site as you seem to think. I don’t think there would be many people interested.
If you want to have a discussion I’ll be more than happy to set up a section on the site for us to do that. If not then feel free to post comments at your leisure. I’ll not engage in discussion in the general comments section though so if you want to have a discussion let me know and I will set it up.
Your most recent comments are pending your decision since they appear to be comments designed to engage me in discussion.
Let me know.
Kenneth agreed and thus started our discussion. It will begin with his three comments that were moved here to make the discussion easier to follow.
Thanks for your interest.