Thank God for Gardner-Webb University
    June 18 2014 by Eddie Hall, Spartanburg, S.C.

    As a former student of Gardner-Webb University (GWU), I thank God for the love they showed me while I was there.  Growing up in a legalistic Southern Baptist church and attending a conservative college in South Carolina who did not show the love of Jesus, GWU was a place where I was healed in many ways.
     
    The professors always had an open door where I could come and talk to them about anything and many times would take the time to pray with me. After my skiing accident, I went to the business office and the love they showed me there working with me to get my books and tuition was uplifting.
     
    It showed me how beautiful the church can be. The [Southern Baptist Convention] needs to get over its obsession with homosexuality. Now that I am pastoring, I realize there are a lot more urgent issues that face the church.
     
    As Christians, we need to let our light shine for Jesus by loving others no matter who they are. It is not our job to change people. We simply need to love and pray for everyone. I am thankful and always will be for Gardner-Webb University. 

    Eddie Hall
    Spartanburg, S.C.

    6/18/2014 10:37:33 AM by Eddie Hall, Spartanburg, S.C. | with 3 comments




Comments
Eddie Hall
Some of what I said has been misinterpreted. However, I stand by the fact that we need to talk about other sins of racism, sexism, etc. and not just homosexuality which seems to be the main focus every single convention. It does take the Holy Spirit to change people and not us. I am not condoning homosexuality.
9/6/2014 7:48:37 PM

Jim Kiker
I keep hearing that we, be it the church or society in general, are 'obsessing' about homosexuality. But 50 years ago this was not the case and the reason is that 50 years ago homosexuals were not obsessing about it. We are 'obsessing' because we are told that we must accept an aberrant lifestyle and we should smile like we like it. When homosexuals quit obsessing about it, we can too.
7/30/2014 9:28:49 AM

Ron A. Caulder
"It's not our job to change people"? While we can't change anyone, we certainly are to lead people for the change that comes about through Christ from death to life.
7/24/2014 10:51:49 PM

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