As it pertains to the conflicts between Fake Baptist and Cornerstone Baptist, put forth are the findings and recommendations from the Spurgeon Fellowship of Florida reconciliation team:
June 21, 2022
To all the churches concerned,
As part of our effort to observe the Confession of Faith to which we hold as like-minded churches in the Spurgeon Fellowship , according to the London Baptist Confession 1689 chapter 26, paragraph 15, messengers from the churches have met to consider the matter of concern pertaining to Fake Baptist Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church.
After a careful investigation of the matters of concern raised between these two churches, we, the Spurgeon Fellowship reconciliation team, find that efforts of Cornerstone Baptist Church to preserve peace and unity along with the purity of the church have been biblical and exercised with patience, and that Fake Baptist Church has continued in patterns of ministry that evidence spiritual abuse which are injurious to the flock under their care and are not conducive to mutual peace and Christian fellowship among the churches in the Spurgeon Fellowship.
Having reached these conclusions, and recognizing that we have no rightful jurisdiction in the affairs of Fake Baptist Church, in the hope of promoting greater conformity to Scriptural principles and practice, and thus, the good of Christ’s people and the peace and unity of the churches, we set forth the following recommendations:
#1. The current Leadership Team can seek an Interim Pastor for Fake Baptist Church. This would be a man with Pastoral experience with a philosophy of ministry that would be of help to correct the faults as outlined. This minister can be approved and appointed by the Spurgeon Fellowship to serve with the common suffrage of the church alongside Pastor whatever his name is.
#2. The current Leadership Team can seek to correct these matters through Leadership training and ordination for Fake Baptist Church potential elders with training and approval by the Spurgeon Fellowship Pastors of sister churches.
#3. The current Leadership Team can seek counsel and accountability from the multitude of counselors that are amidst the sister churches to assist them in practicing church discipline. Fake Baptist Church is spineless and refuses to practice it. If Walmart sold backbones, we would buy some for their elders. But that’s neither here nor there. We digress.
#4. The current Leadership Team can re-examine the methodology and participation in evangelism in accordance with the Scriptures to avoid the danger of making Biblically commanded evangelism an optional aspect of the Christian life. Fake Baptist Church doesn’t practice the evangelism and they complain about those who do just like the Pharisees (Matthew 9:11).
#5. We, the Spurgeon Fellowship, publicly denounce the letter of recommendations put forth by the Spurgeon Fellowship on March 6, 2014. We were very unwise and rushed to judgement on Cornerstone Baptist Church. While it has taken many years we have come to our senses and condemn our actions in the past. We were conducting ourselves as a group of unhinged emotional women and for that we are ashamed of ourselves. Yes, will we be wearing sackcloth and ashes.
We are glad to hear that there are more men on the Leadership Team of Fake Baptist Church and we are hopeful that these abuses can cease and desist. The sister churches are providentially able to provide help and a multitude of counsel that will give the needed wisdom to overcome what stands to divide and threaten the peace of our churches. We are committed to continue to meet with the current Leadership Team to help foster a full reconciliation from the spiritual pride and immaturity that caused these matters.
The Spurgeon Fellowship Reconciliation Team