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By Steve Van Nattan
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"The task of the preacher is to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable." Vance Havner
Havner was clever with words. The problem with his couplet is that the affliction administered by many preachers is nothing but mindless nagging of the sheep of Christ.
Far too many Christians have come to such a self-righteous state that they view themselves as the essential correction officer of the Lord's Church. They nag and nag and nag their fellow Christians, and pastors are the worst in this fault.
If you give ANY advice to other Christians, AND SINNERS, in matters of conduct, culture, appetite, and social behavior, and if you give that advice when it is not asked for, you are a nag and a nanny for your own ego, not for Christ.
Let us go to an Old Testament example to see some classic nagging from Bible times:
Nehemiah, while rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, had several devilish attacks by the wicked who wanted to stop the work. Perhaps the most deadly attack comes from your own people whom you should be able to trust to give good advice from the Lord.
Nehemiah 6:10 Afterward I came unto the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee.
11 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
12 And, lo, I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced this prophecy against me: for Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him.
.....for THEY will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will THEY come to slay thee. Beware of predictions based on the soon looming evil actions of the THEY. Who are THEY? How did the guru in front of you learn about the THEY? Is he in a panic based on reports from THEY who heard it from THEY about THEY? This is the rubbish talk of Alex Jones and Gush Limbaugh.
Here is an entrepreneurial opportunity for you.
Incorporate as THE THEY. Then, build a web page in which you offer to be THE WICKED THEY for all rumor mongers around the world. Charge a modest fee for everyone who uses your service, and issue a certification for the rumor monger that he has indeed been in personal communication with the THEY.
Shemaiah was trying to panic Nehemiah into hiding in the temple where he was forbidden to go by God's law. This would have then given Sanballat ammunition to claim that Nehemiah was an ungodly man.
The worst sort of nagging in the Lord's Church is that of panic mongers. These people try to stampede the believers into hiding or preparing for something that has not happened. Pastors can be the worst at this. They will use Bible verses describing the End Times to back up their call to panic.
Another form of nagging is covered often in this journal. This is nagging based on Fundamental Baptist Sharia Law.
The preacher teaches separation, and he shows sins condemned in the Bible. His proof texts are accurate. Then, like the Pharisees of Jesus day, the preacher applies the Bible based instructions to issues of everyday life. Very often, the application is all in the preacher's imagination.
Here is teaching by a panic monger- John Hagee
Hagee: "Christians don't steal or lie. They don't get divorced or have abortions."
Steve: Ironically, John Hagee was divorced before he started the church he now pastors. The problem is, there are people in the audience who know he is divorced. What are they supposed to do with this teaching? His obvious motive is to nag people into holiness, and he himself cannot live holy.
Hagee: "Women are only meant to be mothers and bear children ... Childless marriage equals dead, poison, empty."
Steve: This is a wretched nag. It makes dead poisonous people of couples who cannot have children. This is the pope-like manner of nagging bastard sons in the pulpit. They cause the saints to see themselves as hopeless. The reason for these cruel nags is also to intimidate the saints into believing the guru is more authoritative than the Bible. It must be noted that Hagee is a heretic in this teaching. In Proverbs 31 you read that the noble wife had a business on the side making garments and selling them, and she invested in real estate from the proceeds.
Hagee: "Do I think the four blood moons is a messenger of a coming storm?" he asked. "Absolutely. History repeats itself. And also, in this September, the shemitah year is ending ... 2015 is a shemitah year. September 28 is the fourth blood moon in this shemitah year. I believe, in the fall of this year, America and the world will face another economic crisis, perhaps as a result of war in the Middle East or an economic crash. But there are very sophisticated people on Wall Street saying we are facing a 50 percent correction in the stock market in the near future. Get ready. Americans should get prepared"
Steve: Did you panic and stand watching the four moons in terror of the wrath of God? Well, there goes another panic party down the drain. But, John Hagee will not stop doing this. Like Shemaiah, Hagee wants you in a panic so you will follow his ministry with terror, hanging on every word of prophetic nonsense. Finally, it is mad logic to claim the large events in the USA are the fulfillment of prophecies given to Israel.
The ongoing trend of Christians to nag and nanny one another is wicked. The one who convicts and teaches Christians is God the Holy Spirit.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9 Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10 Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;
11 Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.
When you nag your fellow Christian, what you are saying is, "God the Holy Spirit is not getting through to Bill, so I need to help the Holy Spirit by nagging Bill." What you are doing it thievery. You are taking the work of the Holy Spirit away from him. This is blasphemy in action. It is wicked.
There is an attitude among many Bible believers that the unsaved need to be tormented and hammered mercilessly so that we Christians are not held responsible for the sinner's eventual damnation. This places the emphasis on how we feel rather than on the reality that the lost are on their way to Hell.
Dr. Walter Wilson was a pastor who was well known for soul winning. But, he did not use the hammer approach.
One day Dr. Wilson was walking down the street when a young man who was out witnessing came up to him and very brashly said, "Do you know that if you do not get saved you will go to Hell?"
Dr. Wilson got in the fellow's face and yelled, "What's it to you" very bluntly.
The fellow wilted and went all flustered. Dr. Wilson put his arm around the fellow and asked to talk to him. Wilson lovingly rebuked the fellow and showed him the tenderness of Jesus Christ with people he talked to. Then, Dr. Wilson told the young man to go sit on a bus bench nearby where an older man was sitting. Dr. Wilson told the fellow he would be nearby praying all the time the young man tried to start a conversation.
The young man put his new skills of being decent and a friend into action. The old man responded positively, and the young man eventually lead the old man to Christ.
What are YOU doing in talking to the unsaved?
What a waste of time and energy. This idiot would have had a far better chance of fruit which remains if he had found a homeless person and taken him to lunch.
Far too many preachers have a superior self-image. They talk boldly about Jesus Christ and his meek and lowly spirit, but they absolutely do not believe Jesus was doing his ministry right. The reason I say that is from the fruit in the lives of those preachers. They have made themselves the official nag of the Lord's Church.
I have seen pastors standing in the foyer after the service going from conversation to conversation, and frequently they lead the discussion to the personal need of the person they are talking to. These hog slop preachers are too blasted lazy to get their fat butt out of their office and find the sheep between Sundays. Sitting in a restaurant, or in the victim's living room, the preacher might be believable as he nags the sheep. But, standing for a few minutes after a service, the man makes the minimum effort to be personal and hammers the sheep over whatever Baptist Sharia Law the sheep has transgressed.
A man had serious anxiety issues in a church we attended. The pastor, willing to make himself very righteous in his own eyes, was counseling the man in the foyer after a service. The pastor told the man that his anxiety was a result of his not having enough faith and not getting his life in order. The irony was, the man was a very godly man, and he had a very high tension job working for the US Postal Service. I could see the man's face, and he was in anguish in his soul. His pastor could only find him guilty of the sin of anxiety, and THERE IS NO SIN OF ANXIETY. Anxiety comes to saints in the line of duty, and comfort and encouragement, not fault finding, are the cure. Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
EXAMPLE: TO PANT OR NOT TO PANT
Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
The Fundamental Baptist nag message is that women should not wear pants. There have been hundreds of sermons preached about nothing else than pants on women. The irony is, in many cultures in this world the women wear pants of some sort. What the preacher is talking about is the pants bought at Wal-Mart in Bogaloosa, Alabama. The connection between Deuteronomy and Bogaloosa is extremely suspect, but the nag must go on.
Many Baptist preachers will go further. They will use this verse: Proverbs 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
The notion that any Christian woman who wears pants is a harlot is powerful stuff. This will cause the saints to cower and change their apparel in terror of becoming a harlot. The effect is this..... These women, and their husbands, become the disciples of a nagging guru, not of Jesus Christ. They need to go down to New Orleans and see what real whores wear, and is is not Levis.
But, the worst of this nagging law of pants is that the saint will then think that because they do not wear pants, the sleek body formed red satin dress they wear is modest. A preacher in Morley, Michigan comes to mind. A pastor friend of mine visited there one Sunday, and he told me the pastor's wife looked very much like a whore. But, none of the ladies in that church wore pants.
Pants are not the attire of a harlot unless they are exactly the same sort harlots wear, such as hot pants. Pants used to work in or do gardening are not the attire of a man or a harlot. I do have to wonder why women's jeans have a fly in front. They used to have the zipper on the side. This seems suspect to me based on Deuteronomy.
The issue is not sensual, it is about masculinzing of women. There is NOTHING mannish about a Texas lady in jeans, a women's western shirt, and pink cowboy boots. She may be sensual, but if she looked mannish, why do all the heads of the godless men turn when she enters the room? A man caught wearing the shirt in the photo would be laughed at and teased for looking like an urban cowboy. On the lady it looks feminine. If you cannot get this, stay out of Texas please. We have a hard time tolerating stuck on stupid.
For the record, a lady can ride a horse in a skirt, but it must be a riding skirt made of denim. They cost $80 to $150, and they do look modest. They are not very good for riding in brushy areas because they easily catch on briars and thorns. The problem with nagging preachers is that they are slow bellies and do not allow themselves to get into situations where they have to rough it and heist their mighty belly into a saddle.
The FOLLOWING VIDEO sermon is based 90% on Baptist traditional Sharia Law, not the Word of God. The Deuteronomy text IS about cross dressing. Modesty in this culture, which the punk preacher cited, does NOT see loose fitting slacks as immodest. And, a thousand Baptist preachers can all be wrong at least on one thing.
EXAMPLE: EVANGELISM BY COPULATION
Rough subtitle, but based on a real problem.....
I am talking here about the Patriarchy Movement of Doug Philips and anyone who has bought into the Breeder Stock Cult.
This cult tells us, with fierce threats and nagging, that we are to have our quiver full of children. They abuse a Bible text to arrive at their theology of evangelism by copulation:
Psalms 127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
These verses are used by the Patriarchy Movement to replace the commission of Jesus,
"Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Winning souls is gone, as is always the case with Reformed Movement cults. Christian parents are told that it is their responsibility to populate the world with babies from Christian wombs. The notion is that we will one day rule the world because Atheists all kill their babies. This doctrine also makes a great evangelist of a man who plows often and vigorously with his heifer. The wife is taught, by her pastor and husband, that her role is to be barefoot and pregnant for Jesus until she dies in child birth or simply wastes away.
We also note that men like Doug Philips, Bob Gray, Jack Hyles, and Jack Schapp offer themselves, with great self-sacrifice, as a sort of church house stud service. If your daughter of wife are timid about evangelism by copulation, these men persuade them and impregnate them for you. You, sir, are a d______ fool if you keep your family in a Patriarchy Movement local church. Those preachers are simply looking at your ladies as sex toys for Christian men.
The grape vine tells us this plan does not work well. There are many stories of kids growing up in homes with thirteen children or more, in which several of the kids become rebel Christ haters. They heard the doctrine of copulation from their pastors and parents, and they figured out that they were personally a tribute to stupid religion. Thus, they abandon the faith in Jesus Christ and go wandering.
The point of this example of pastoral nagging is this..... Your pastor is driven by an urge to nag and nanny you into submission. He is obsessed with seeing your wife, and all the woman in the church, waddling around in the seventh month of pregnancy. This is possibility the most sick cultic teaching in all of Christendom. It parallels the teaching of the Mormon Church that men should marry many wives in order to populate their future heaven which all Mormon men believe they will have in eternity. Sir, there is no more cruel thing that you can do to your wife than to reduce her to breeding stock. I have attended churches with this morbid doctrine, and the women are timid and dull. They act like dumb cows, for that is what their pastor and husbands have made of them.
This topic could go on for hundreds of pages. The various permutations of pastoral nagging are beyond imagination. I have received hundreds of emails from people in Fundamental Baptist, Pentecostal, Holiness, and other conservative churches begging me for instructions on how to escape. They get to the point where they fail to even understand that they can walk out the door of these churches and never return. They come to believe that there are no pastors who just teach the Word of God and leave the nagging up to the Holy Spirit. They are trapped in the same terror of leaving which is found in Roman Catholics and Scientology victims.
Walk, mister, walk, and never again sit under the "ministry" of that jack boot nag preacher.
What is the most ugly problem in Christian Colleges?
Answer: They accept students who have not finished growing up yet.
Jesus started his ministry when he was thirty years old. So, you Christian college leaders recruit students who are eighteen years old, and you wonder why half the freshman class drops out during the first year.
You have faculty meetings which are dominated by discussions of rebel and troubled students. You who teach find that you are spending too much time changing the students emotional diapers. There is emotional poop everywhere in college life because these students are not mature enough to self-direct themselves.
So, these Christian colleges appoint various faculty nags to pester students about their dress, speech, social choices, boy girl issues, on and on it goes. A student is over the line, so a faculty member is sent to nag and nanny the student back into submission to the rule book. What a lousy way to train future Christian leaders.
Bob Jones University rules for ladies' dress are at the right above. The reason this is needed is that BJU accepts students who have never learned to behave as adults in the Lord's Church. The answer from BJU will be that these kids were never taught right by their parents. I agree, but my question to BJU is, why do you accept these brats? And, the answer BJU will NOT admit, but which is the truth, is, BJU needs the cash flow. So, they run a day care center for immature Christian brats, many of whom are not even born again.
I have been on faculty in one Bible Institute in the USA and headmaster of a pastors' training school in Kenya. I have served my time, and I have met many of your drop outs, so do not tell me your school is different.
I was teaching at a Bible institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We had students from area churches, but we also had some from far away. One fellow came to us from Wisconsin, and he seemed to be a non-performer from the start. Patience is usually available in large portions in Christian Colleges, especially because the board and tuition payments pay the bills. So, these schools are reluctant to send a loser home.
This fellow got into issues. The rumor, gleaned from his friends, was that he had a "weed" problem. Eventually, we heard that he definitely had weed in his room. We did a surprise visit and search of his room, and we found a baggy with some sort of weed in it. The kid laughed, opened the bag, and invited us to smell it. It was dried celery leaf. Now, we all know that college kids keep celery leaves in their room, right?
So, we had a sneaky boy on our hands. The President of the school called the kid in and talked to him. The President also did his homework, way too late. He learned that the kid had been caught several times with weed by the police in Wisconsin, and he finally had his day in court. The judge gave him three choices. 1) Go to prison. 2) Join the US Army. 3) Go to Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. Guess which one he chose. He figured we would be the easiest to fool and keep his pot program going.
The faculty had a meeting, again, way too late, and we decided to try one last time to help the kid. We told him he would have to dress in black pants, white shirt, and tie for two weeks, AND get a close hair cut. He could not skip one class. He had to be at every opportunity to gather with other Christian kids. To his credit, the kid did this, and it lasted a few days. But, the call of Mary Jane was too strong, and he lost it. Of course, he was sent back home.
So, we hear thousands of horror stories about nagging faculty in Christian Colleges. The Dean of Men and Dean of Women at every Christian college in America spend most of their time being a nanny to emotional and spiritual micro cephalics (in un-PC, that is, pin heads).
Let me give you a revolutionary concept: You cannot nag grown people into Christian maturity.
You can teach them the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit will bring them into the image of Jesus Christ. But, nagging is not a gift of the Spirit, and that is why the unwanted pregnancy rate at Bob Jones University is exactly the same as at large Liberal church colleges. That was researched by the psychology department of the Christian College I went to long ago.
If you are a nag or nanny in a Christian college, why don't you get a real job my friend?
Solomon had something to say about nagging women:
Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
Proverbs 27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.
A continual dropping is like a dripping faucet or the plink plink plink or water dropping on a piece of metal. One of the most famous torture methods in World War II was to lay the victim on his back and arrange for water to drip on his head for hours. It sounds benign, but after enough time it becomes torture.
That is the way with nagging. At first, it is a small thing, but with time the nagging becomes anticipated and persistent to the extent that it drives the victim mad. If you spouse has gotten to the point that he or she flees from you over certain discussions, you are way over the edge my friend.
VIDEO: NAGGING WIFE TRYING TO JUSTIFY HERSELF
The worst of it is that she put this online. This is a wicked woman indeed. Her husband now has to know that his personal issues have been broadcast to the world. This wretched wife will later whine to her pastor of counselor that her husband is leaving her, and any pastor who shows her sympathy needs to be horse whipped.
VIDEO: CURING YOUR MARRIAGE OF NAGGING
There are some very good suggestions here.
Lest I be guilty of not giving you men equal time, you men who nag your wives are going to have one of the following two kinds of women in the end:
1. She will become a whipped puppy and come to believe that she is totally incompetent and a failure as a wife. It will take you years, not just one kiss, to get the wife back whom you married.
2. She will become some other man's whore, or worse, a lesbian.
"Not my wife," you say?
Thousands of lonely husbands out there would agree with me and tell you that you are destroying your marriage by your nagging of your wife. And worse, sir, you are teaching your kids that Mommy is a stupid klutz and failure. Your sons will treat their wives just like Daddy did, and your daughters will marry a man just like Daddy.
Long ago, I heard Amy Vanderbilt being interviewed. She was famous for her books on etiquette and manners, and she was asked how parents could teach their kids good social and table manners. Her answer, "There are three steps..... Nag, nag, nag."
There is a lot of truth to that. I got a large dose while I was growing up, and my kids got the same. Almost every time I cut my toast in half, I think of my Mom. "It is rude to not cut your toast in half." My parents were persistent in teaching us good manners, and to this day I have no problem with trying to be proper in whatever company I am with. If other men are wearing a suit and tie, I do not feel uncomfortable doing the same. I was made to BELIEVE that there are distinct advantages in being well mannered. But, it only came to me after years of nagging by Dad and Mom.
There seems to be a necessary aspect to nagging when it comes to child rearing. The point is, if you do not nag them now, they will be slobs when they are adults, and you will regret your pacifist theories later.
Nagging your kids is a ministry. You must do it, or the court appointed Probation Officer will do it for you.
But, there are wrong and right ways to nag kids. The key is to keep your emotions under control. This way, you can think of ways to use sarcasm and satire on your kids. This is powerful stuff.
"Johnny, I like the way you wipe your food all over your pants. Why don't you try wiping it all over your face today instead of your pants. You can let the dog lick it off later." Only use this after the kid has social consciousness. A four year old would say, "Cool, Dad," and he would do exactly what you suggested.
Do you nag other Christians' kids? You are asking to be hated by fellow Christians if you specialize in nagging their kids. I have known a number of families who left a church because an old nagging biddy spent all her spare time at church nagging everyone's kids. Preacher, you need to stop that, or you will have severe discord in the fellowship. If a kid needs correction, notify his parents. If the kid came on a Sunday School bus, just SUFFER preacher. You are filling your church with day care kids instead of building attendance by drawing in whole families. If you do this, YOU nag them into line. Do not expect some older saint to herd rug rats around all Sunday morning.
I was visiting a church to speak in a town in Michigan, and after the service I was invited to dinner at the home of a church leader. The meal was delicious and abundant. The meat dish was baked ham.
The family had a nephew from Detroit who was from a home of totally derelict parents, and I mean in the extreme. The nephew, well into hit teens, had been invited by this family to live with them. They made a rule that he had to do his best to comply with all their standards as a family. He had enough sense to know he was a jerk socially, and he decided he needed the help. That is amazing, and I was impressed with the kid.
His social skills were zero. He was not a rebel, but he simply did not know when he was being disgusting. As we began to eat, the kid picked up a piece of ham in his fingers and started eating. His cousin, a daughter in the family, at once made a comment about using his fingers to eat with. She was blunt in teen age fashion, but not cruel. The kid was a bit taken back, and he asked what he should do. He was told to use his knife and fork. I thought he was being rebellions, but I was shocked to see that he really had trouble using the knife and fork. I felt like crying for this kid. He was getting his first childhood nagging at an age when many young men handle the most sophisticated social graces.
There was no hope for this kid unless he got his nagging. The whole family were smiling and told him not to feel bad about it. He would figure it out eventually. He grinned and went on struggling with knife and fork.
Is it possible to nag a kid too much?
When you end up screaming or hollering at your kids, you waited too long to participate in their lives. Nagging starts when Johnny slaps the spoon out of your hand while you are feeding him. A firm NO must result instantly. If he cries, so much the better. You are also out of control with the nagging ministry if you have to repeat yourself over and over to get results. If a kid is old enough to ignore you, he is old enough to sit in the corner and suffer incarceration. Be sure to ask him over and over why he is sitting in the corner. If he cannot remember, you kept him there too long. As the kid gets older, privileges can be restricted for bad performance.
The key is to nag in a suggestive manner, asking the kid to see if he can do better. Also, brag on the kid when he does the right thing without being told to. "Thanks for picking up your socks, Johnny." The very same sentence can be used as sarcasm when Johnny does not pick up his socks.
If my kids offended someone with their manners, like running past an older person, I sent them to apologize for it. The key is to never give up. You will be tempted to think that the kid will never grow up and become civilized. But, they all do IF you stick with the nagging, using the carrot and the stick.
I seldom spanked my kids for bad manners or social grace. I did use sarcasm sometimes, but mostly I made them "do it over right."
Well, Johnny, I think we need to get you a pet pig to live in your room. The problem is, no decent pig would lower himself to live in this room. See if you can help some of this stuff get back into the closet." Let your kid have a small place in the closet where he can throw stuff out of sight to keep his room tidy. After all, Daddy has his corner in the garage where he throws stuff until cleaning day. Make a rule that your kids' rooms have to be neat if they want friends to visit. Make a rule for the whole family that the living room must be kept neat. This way, you can entertain on a moment's notice without a panic party.
Finally, whatever family law code you have, NEVER CHEAT on it yourself. Your kid will despise you for that. If smoking is out of the question for Johnny, it is out of the question for Daddy and Mommy. And, uncle Joe will not be allowed to smoke in the house or car either. Many a father lives in deep regret because he had family laws against fornication, but his teen age kids got to see him flirting with the waitress. That canceled all the law, and Johnny now has AIDS.
I conclude this sub-topic with the observation that, if you have kids who nag YOU, you are completely out of control. We had a man in a church I pastored who was nagged by his wife and sons regularly. He was totally out of control mentally and emotionally, and he ended up incarcerated. It is your choice sir, let the kids keep nagging you, and you will go mad.
I walked into the "day-old" and "over-run" outlet of a noted bread company in Tennessee. If there is anyone in the store, I tell them I feed the bread to my hogs. Otherwise, it is a great way to save money on bread.
Down the aisle was a typical price card that said, "DAGO BREAD- 75 CENT" Now, the word Dago is said to be a racist term. Not in Tennessee. Those people call things by the name that they got from grandpa, and furthermore, the price tag was to narrow for the word "ITALIAN."
Ironically, two doors away was the Italian food cafe of Bob Martini. Bob was an Italian who got fed up with New York City, so he moved to Tennessee and married a local girl. Everyone in the area loved Bob, and he was famous for his fantastic Italian meat balls, fried okra, and grits. You see, these Tennessee people have not yet been attacked by the nannies from Colombia University. They just go on living life. Black people are still "niggers" in east Tennessee..... "That there is a mighty fine nigger. He sold me a Ford that ain't never broke onct." The one racist word you can still hear in Tennessee is the word, "Yankee." Never admit you came from north of the Mason Dixon Line, and I mean, not even to a Black American. I have seen Blacks in Tennessee turn their backs on Blacks from "up north." There is no hate in this..... Tennesseans simply do not know what to do with northerners.
Ironically, Tennesseans still practice the art of turning and walking away from someone talking dirty or mean spirited. What ever happened to that custom? It works great. Instead, we are told we need to learn a whole dictionary of soft placid wobbly words and phrases.
This PC plague is perpetrated by freaks like Al Gore and Michael Moore in the world at large. Our governments of the world also are passing laws that criminalize wrong thinking. People who speak their minds are using "hate speech." Only God knows their heart. The act of accusing someone of having a hateful heart, because they still talk about "cripples" or "mulatoes" like Obama, is the real act of hate. We all must slap this down with verbal violence, or we will all become a mob of paranoid silly asses wringing our hands in anguish over every sentence. President Obama and others have even hinted at wanting laws to make a felony of denying Climate Change.
For the record, dear readers, I believed in Climate Change long before Al (Fats) Gore thought of it. Back when I was a kid in Oklahoma, we used to look up at mare's tail clouds and say, "The weather is changing. It should rain tomorrow or the next day." To take the normal weather cycles of the earth, and make them into a crisis, is like saying that an eclipse of the moon means the gods are angry. It is all superstition, and it is not a crime to laugh heartily at this insanity. I mean, if you ever get a chance, laugh in the face of the US President when he even whispers the words "climate change." Let me warn you, (a little nag for you) if you and I do not laugh and mock openly at "climate change," the pompous Progressive Liberal nanny state will win. Laugh the Feds down, and they almost always go away.
The reason nagging is so pervasive in modern society today is because world governments, world elite snobs, the United Nations, and finally, American Presidents and politicians, have used PC nagging to demonize free thinking people.
That is bad enough, but we now have church house PC nags. The worst are Liberal Christian churches of course, but this is also now creeping into Fundamental and conservative churches.
EXAMPLE: ON TIME FOR JESUS
I pastored a church in the High Desert of California long ago. We had the usual Sunday School and church service schedule. The Sunday School superintendent would lead the opening time of Sunday School, along with singing of choruses, quizzes, and singing happy birthday to people while giving them a gift which was really a piece of trash with Jesus Saves written on it made in China by Buddhists.
We had a lady Sunday School teacher who was the personification of faithfulness and love for little children. She had issues at home with a husband who had sever anxiety problems. This sometimes resulted in her not arriving Sunday morning exactly on time. She would quietly slip in during the singing and sit toward the back of the room.
At this point, the superintendent leading would break off what he was doing, signal the pianist, smile with a creepy sinister grin, and break forth with a chorus, "On time for Sunday School, on time, on time, on time....." The lady in question would wilt and look miserable. I was amazed that she put up with it over and over. This man had a heart full of bitterness for many reasons, and this resulted in his nagging of people in the church.
I eventually took over the leading of "opening time," mostly because of these offenses. The man in question became extremely morose and pouted himself into a state of total misery. He left our church eventually and prophesied a great curse on the church. He is gone. The church is still there. Do not give place to nagging pests, especially in the leadership of the local church.
EXAMPLE: WE SHOULDN'T TALK ABOUT THAT
I do not care what the topic is, when a Christian, particularly an older woman, says, "We shouldn't talk about this in church," watch out. This nag bag is trying to superimpose her perverted piety over the men in the church.
We had a couple attending a church I pastored who claimed to have been converted from Roman Catholicism. They certainly made a show of zeal for church activities, and in many ways they were helpful. But, there was a peculiar thing about the wife. She worked for a Catholic university nearby running the college restaurant. I did not see a problem with the work, but she was very protective of the Catholic Church in general because they had given her a job.
I once made some comment in jest about that particular university because of something they were doing or promoting, and this lady went into a barely disguised rage. She told me, in front of a group of members chatting and talking, that I had no right to degrade her blessed Roman Catholic employer.
This is how it works. A man makes a comment, often in jest, and an alleged Christian lady present pounces on the man and makes an ass of him publicly because he is talking wrong in some way. Even if the lady is right, she is a gross offense because she is dealing with the issue totally wrong..... Thus.....
1 Corinthians 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.
1 Timothy 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Verses 11-12 are meant to be taken entirely literally. A Christian woman will NEVER try to correct or school any man in the Lord's Church in doctrine or in political correctness or in any subject at all. This must not be tolerated a second time. Any woman in the local church who shows an instinct for taking authority over men must be rebuked. The pastor must do this to the woman's husband, for he is her teacher. If a woman will not stop the nagging in the assembly, especially of men, including her husband, the couple must be run off with no mercy shown. Lady nags are, in my experience, incurable. I have seen many, and I have never seen one repent. It is possible in Christ of course, but seldom can a woman with an instinct to command men ever back away.
1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
We must address the lady evangelists and preachers in local churches and on the Internet. These women KNOW they are violators of Paul's command in 1 Timothy 2 above, so they are rebels spiritually and probably morally and emotionally. These hags get a rush out of schooling men, and their manner is that of a nanny, not a servant. I have also noticed that their husbands are pansies and cur dogs. It is one thing for a lady to be PART OF her husband's ministry, and another lady being the main event. A true Bible believing pastor will never allow a lady based ministry into his church unless it is to Christian woman or children. Even then, pastoral oversight must be in place. What the world thinks of this principle is absolutely of no consequence. Do the right thing.
The conclusion of the matter is this: Christian women NEVER correct men in the assembly under any circumstances. They may speak to their husbands if they see of hear something offensive, and their husband, if the woman respects him, will then be free to decide what to do about it. Of course, the nagging type wife will nag her husband until he does what she wants him to do. Much grief comes from a man in the Lord's Church who is forced to assert himself at church in order to "get some" in bed at home.
All of the above applies to lady preachers. A woman who, IN ANY WAY, claims the "ministry" to pastor men is a heretic and should be totally avoided. To you Christian husbands and fathers..... Never bring your family under the rule of a lady preacher for any reason. They are all a pain in the posterior, and they will degrade your role in your home before your wife and children.
SOME VIDEOS ON POLITICALLY CORRECT NAGGING
GEORGE WILL ON POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
This is great satire and thought provoking.
GRAB A BAD IDEA AND TRASH IT BOLDLY
But, avoid ad hominem attacks.
PRICELESS PC SATIRE-
MUST SEE, OR I WILL REPORT YOU TO FEARLESS LEADER
There is a ground swell of rebellion against PC nagging. The only way to stop the nannies and nags of modern life is to put the hammer to them. When they say, "We really should not call those people by that name," or any other such rubbish talk, smile a bit, and blast them right back. Inform the nags that you intend to keep right on expressing yourself in plain English which is blunt and historically correct. Let the nanny nag know that you will not be asking their advice about how to express yourself.
To our younger readers, if you let your school teachers keep slapping you down for using plain descriptive English, you will one day be like your teachers. If you go to a PC college, they will eventually take your mind captive as you are forced to give in to the nagging or be expelled. There are hard choices to be made if you intend to keep your sanity and free mind.
THREE BLIND MICE PC STYLE
A trio of visually challenged rodents,
A trio of visually challenged rodents,
Observe how they scamper about,
Observe how they scamper about;
They, with solidarity gender sensitivity, approached the agriculturalist's spouse,
Who severed their posterior appendages with a cutlery utensil;
Did you ever in your natural born days observe such a peculiar apparition,
As a trio of visually challenged rodents,
A trio of visually challenged rodents?
CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER
Now, I have admonished you several times above. Does that sound like nagging? If so, you should examine the teaching, and compare it with the Word of God. If I have not come across in the context of Bible truth, you need to get out of here at once, and ignore anything I said.
Admonish, what does it mean.
Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
We go on to another text from Paul which defines in detail how to admonish the brethren.
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
This is Paul telling a preacher named Timothy how to minister to Bible believers. The key here is the words "all longsuffering and doctrine." Nagging is NOT done with longsuffering. To be longsuffering means to say what I feel I should say to you, and then I should step back, be patient, say no more, and pray for you. The issue of "doctrine" means I MUST use the Word of God to back up my observations with you.
"Longsuffering" also demands that I NEVER rebuke or reprove or exhort you in a personal matter in front of other saints. Preachers are forever slamming the saints in small groups. They will start like this, "Brother, what you need to do is blah, blah, blah." If that preacher really cared, he would NEVER do this at the church house. He would find the person he wants to talk to between Sundays, at home, or at a restaurant, and he would lovingly broach the topic after some small talk and coffee and pie. He will also pay for the pie and coffee. A man should not have to pay the bill after he was called to such a discussion.
So, nagging is wicked. It never produces fruit unto righteousness. Preachers are the worst offenders, followed closely by bawdy women at the church house.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
These Bible texts leave NO room for nagging.
Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken
is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF NAGGING IN BIBLE TIMES
There is a question here whether Samson was weak about giving in to nagging.
The preacher has some issues with his wife. This is funny as well as instructional.
Same lady, now watch this also:
HOW TO REWARD A MAN