Questions To Westboro Baptist Church:
Question 1. In the past, how has the Westboro Baptist Church overcome opposition?
Response: We are not sure what you mean by “opposition,” but let’s presume you mean someone coming up to us and arguing against us in a public setting. In that type of situation, so long as the person is not violent, we are happy to hear what they say and provide them a scripture-based response. We are not interested in “converting” anyone, but rather are trying to: serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear; faithfully and accurately represent Him as ambassadors; and warn our neighbors about the dangers of disobedience. In that context, our goal is to meet this description at 1Peter 3:15: “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.”
Question 2. How do you feel the work of the Westboro Baptist Church has impacted history?
Response: Exactly and precisely as it had been designed! According to the sovereignty of God Almighty, we have blanketed the world with the clear commandments of God, with great thanksgiving and praise for the opportunity to serve Him. Please see also the response to #3 and #10 below.
Question 3. Out of all of the ways the Westboro Baptist Church has taken a stand in history, do you feel as though you have been particularly effective?
Response: Our service to the King of Eternity is about just that – serving Him. What becomes of the words He causes us in His mercy to publish is not our business. God alone knows the hearts of man – Jer. 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”
Our only interest is that at the end of our service, He proclaims to us as the human master did his earthly servant. Matt. 25:23 “His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
Question 4. How do you view the immigrants that come to this country?
Response: Our view is as described in Exodus 12:49 — “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.” The laws of man should always be followed, but more importantly the laws of God are compelling – we should have the same kindness, convey the same message, and have the same expectations of all fellow humans regardless of when or where we find them.
Question 5. What are the views of the Westboro Baptist Church on the legalization of marijuana?
Response: Like every other issue this filthy nation has turned attention to, this one is demonstrating the rottenness that is at its core. Having pretended to break the bands of God’s commandments upon them, which is a difficult thing to do and takes violent force to break off, they now are left with a lot of raw, frayed nerves. You can’t murder innocent babies by the thousands daily, and shred the marriage covenant so viciously as to pretend same sex marriage is acceptable, and make idols out of a comical array of humans and non-humans, and hope to have a functional psyche. So, predictably, rather than change the behavior to meet God’s standards of peace, this nation has turned to drugs to a huge, unprecedented, grotesque level. And they are no longer content to do that thing under any restrictions or limits, so it has to be made legal. Too bad if it’s destroying their brain cells on the daily, and destroying their children (those who didn’t get aborted). It’s an evil, sorrowful thing, and it’s one of the sins the people of this nation will not repent of when God turns in on it in his wrath, as part of the apocalypse, leading up to the battle of Armageddon. See Rev. 9:21 – “Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
Question 6. What are the church’s views on the Black Lives Matter movement?
Response: It is a deep sorrow on every level. This nation is a land of unparalleled opportunity and resources, and has been greatly blessed by God for over 200 years, and yet the ungrateful humans populating this land cannot bring themselves to get along on any level. The Black Lives Matter folks are just a subset of the broader group whereby Americans get into this or that group and run at each other with blood in their eyes and throat chops on their mind. It’s the abject and inexcusable failure to follow the clear mandate at Matthew 7:12 – “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Jesus Christ identifies that as the standard, and points back to it being the core feature of the Mosiac Code (commandments) and preaching of God’s prophets. If the people of this nation would treat each other according to that standard – properly exercising authority given to them by the hand of God, and submitting themselves to each other’s respective authority – this situation is fully and perfectly resolved.
Question 7. How did the death of Fred Phelps impact the church?
Response: We know his body was flesh and his body has gone the way of all flesh. He preached the absolute, unvarnished gospel of God all his life, and we are very thankful and grateful to God for guiding him to do that. We know our physical lives are like a vapor, subject to the exclusive pleasure of God. At best it is vanity and absolutely nothing in the context of eternity. While we bear human sorrow in missing our beloved friend, his death had no impact on the church because we serve no man but rather the King of Eternity. As to his role as our pastor, we have been blessed with eight elders/pastors who are feeding the sheep here in wonderful ways.
Question 8. What are the church’s views on the president-elect Donald Trump?
Response: While we are so very thankful that Hillary Clinton – who deeply loves perversion (abortion, sodomy, SSM, idolatry, etc.) – was not elevated to the presidency, we know that Trump is an amazing work of God. We suggested to him that he has sown to his flesh all of his life, and we encouraged him to stop that. Like this: Put away the marketing plan and pick up the Bible. Start with the fear of God, which is the beginning of wisdom; and build on that wisdom by learning and loving all of His precepts. Recognize there is nothing great about America, but rather it is drowning in proud sins that now define it and will be its undoing. To truly make America great to any degree, Trump must set policies of righteousness – in true repentance for the institutionalized sin. In addition, he must stop the adultery. Melania is NOT his wife; and he has done violence to the marriage covenant and re-commits that grievous sin every day he lives with her as his “wife.” He must repent of that and ask God for mercy, which is very hard for a person so full of pride that he’s announced he doesn’t have anything to repent about – yikes, major delusion alert!
Question 9. What are the Westboro Baptist Church’s views on gender equality?
Response: There are only two demographics that are important, to wit: obedient and disobedient. God requires both genders equally to obey him in reverence and godly fear, as a result of that wonderful gift of grace (see Heb. 12:28 “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” ). Under that umbrella:
There are specific activities or behaviors that men are required to do (such as be the spiritual head of the woman, and have Christ as his head – see 1 Cor. 11:3 “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God”);
and required not to do (such as dishonoring their wives – see 1 Peter 3:7 “Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.”)
And there are specific activities or behaviors that women are required to do (such as be teachers of good things, loving their husbands/children, and being obedient to their husbands – see Titus 2:3-5 “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”)
and required not to do (such as be a preacher in God’s church – 1 Tim. 2:11-12 “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”)
When both genders equally obey God and conduct themselves in accordance with their specific duties, things flow beautifully. Obedience is, after all, a product of respect for God; of thankfulness for what God has done for you; and of peaceful contentment with the lots God has lined out for you — all of which are behaviors difficult to find in humans today.
Question 10. How does the church view social media?
Response: We love it! These tools are wonderful ways to help us get this important job done, as described from the mouth our dear Savior, Jesus Christ at Mark 16:15 – “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Question 11. What are the church’s views on feminism and the feminist movement?
Response: Please see the response to #9 above.
Question 12. How has the media impacted the church both positively and negatively?
Response: “The media” have no impact on the church, because they are not what is guiding our ministry. God in all His three majestic heads has command over the resources of those unclean ravens (a thing sent by God to meet the needs of His people, while they act outside of their normal character and against their interest), just as He does everything He created. We are so very thankful for that resource to assist us in achieving our Great Commission!
Question 13. How have the views of the Westboro Baptist Church changed over time?
Response: We are not clear on what you mean by “views,” but we will give it a try! The core precepts of our faith, borne as they are from Holy Writ, have not changed over time, because God does not change over time. See Mal. 3:6 “For I am the LORD, I change not; and Heb. 13:8 – Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.”
What has changed over time is our building upon the precious gift of faith, adding to that by diligence, so as to strive to attain charity – see 2 Peter 1:5-7 “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.”
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