Dr. Allen Domelle
A preacher asked me, “Bro. Domelle, how do you see the independent, fundamental Baptist movement?” He asked, “Are we losing ground in America?” My immediate response to this question is always that we are doing fine. I told him there are many young preachers who are not yet recognized, who are doing a great work in their area.
Just a few days later, I had a preacher call me about an issue where a pastor justified compromise by saying that each generation has their own morality standard. This pastor said, what was wrong in the past may not be wrong today, for each generation has to define morality for themselves.
Dr. Gray Sr.
Paul, speaking to his preacher boy Timothy, said these words, “Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father.” There is a trend that seems to be prevalent in our Christian circles today. More and more I am seeing young preachers publicly rebuking elder preachers. When Paul exhorted Timothy he wasn’t speaking of publicly, he was speaking in general.
I seriously doubt Paul was considering the Internet when he wrote these words, however, had the Internet been invented then I am certain Paul would have told Timothy not to write and post articles rebuking his elders. It seems that almost every week another article comes out written by a young man rebuking his elders.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
The book of Proverbs is full of examples of the kind of young people we should be as well as the kind of young people we should not be. Today I would like to introduce you to a woman that no godly young man should ever be interested in dating; a woman that no young lady should ever aspire to become. This woman is not the strange woman of Proverbs 7, but rather the foolish woman of Proverbs 9. I personally believe that the foolish woman is more dangerous than the strange woman. The strange woman is very open and obvious about her agenda from her attire to her actions while the foolish woman is more modest and subtle. The strange woman targets those who are already drifting away from what is right and those who are in the wrong place at the wrong time while the foolish woman attempts to attract those who “go right on their way”. The strange woman attempts to specifically snare men while the foolish woman will prey on men and women alike. We will use God’s Word to help us identify the foolish woman.
“Give me 100 preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God; such alone will shake the gates of hell.” -John Wesley