The below is a transcript of our latest video production, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/T58fxKkl3vE
Thousands of words have been written or spoken in an effort to describe the membership of Westboro Baptist Church. Documentaries have been produced and television stories crafted – all addressing the question, “who are those people making up the corpus of WBC?”
Like everything else in life, you can get this query answered from the Bible. There, several word pictures exist describing the Lord’s people. Today let me share a few with you.
While on the run from Saul, David gathered about 400 men, elect of God, who are presented this way in 1 Samuel 22:2 – And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Paul profiles the Lord’s brethren in 1 Corinthians Chapter 1, verses 26-29, this way – For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
To reiterate the highlights: Foolish; weak; base; despised; and things which are not. How’s that for a vivid, verbal description of our members?
And finally, Peter provides this: But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10).
So, the next time you seek insight concerning the make-up of WBC, put away your articles and turn off your VCR or television, and remember these simple Bible descriptions.