Monday, January 30, 2012

Where did my controversial post go?

After posting on my blog, something I rarely do but hope to begin again, I was slammed with comments, calls, emails, twitter messages etc. I decided to pull the post and restart my lame blogging career with less controversial posts. So, sorry if you missed it folks.


Charlene said...

I'm sorry to hear this Mr. Vegas. The portion of your post that I read was loving, precise, and well spoken. Grace and peace.

BetterThanSacrifice said...

Pastor Vegas,

Thank you for having the courage to leave Acts 29. I, and many others, also appreciated your willingness to speak publicly about this. We obviously regret your having removed your original post, but you nevertheless have our prayerful support.

Grace and peace.

Rachel said...

All in love brother, Matt 10:28 "And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
People will always be people and have opinions, if comments are a problem then block them but you are held to say what God tells you to say.

Josh Bales said...


As one of the elders at a local church (ex-A29. Boise, ID), I appreciate your post. I think you were very affirming of those great characteristics of other pastors within the network and with Mark himself. Great example of not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. At the same time, I think this was a non-negotiable and appreciate the fact there are other pastors who are willing to make difficult stands on these important doctrinal matters. I will pray for your transition with your church and your family.

Yours in Christ

Ben H said...

Pastor Vegas,

I understand your posting in both cases. I've been following the ER2 discussion since Jakes was invited. There has been plenty of aggressive disagreement, but yours was loving and truthful. Your tone was much more like that of Pastor Voddie Baucham.

God bless you for your loving stance for truth. Keep running the race brother.

In Christ,

terriergal said...

"I decided to pull the post and restart my lame blogging career with less controversial posts."


I don't see the point of that. You spoke truth. Do you think it isn't going to get you flak? Will you pull back from the truth when it gets you real persecution? What you are doing is telling the world and the Lord you will shrink from the truth if the world tells you to.

I'm disappointed. It's not like people don't already know or can't find out about it.

Why is it that pastors
1. don't stand up clearly for truth or
2. if they dare to, immediately get scared/exasperated and retreat

The world (and the worldly church) has Christian men trained but good. "Don't step out of line now...we will make your life very unpleasant."

I simply don't get that. I don't have nearly as much testosterone as a guy and I still don't get it. Where have all the vertebrae gone?

Chad Vegas said...

Let's not jump to conclusions. The post isn't down because I am afraid of anything. The post is down because I a full-time pastor, it went surprisingly went viral, and I don't have time to keep up with all the emails, calls etc...almost 100% of which were extremely positive but making me too busy. I have to preach and shepherd the flock. I blog rarely and usually to a small audience. I didn't anticipate this kind of response.