Dr. White rebukes Sam Shamoun and his sinful anger and being a bad and negative witness to Muslims

Sam Shamoun was properly rebuked by Dr. James White.  (see video below)
Just saying again, because it needs to be said again.
Sam needs to repent of his sinful anger, bombast, name calling, and bad witness to Muslims, and violating 1 Peter 3:15 (violating the “with gentleness and respect” part) and Ephesians 4:15. (violating the “speaking the truth in love” part) and also violating “do not return evil for evil or insult for insult” (1 Peter 3:8-9)  He does the opposite of this to anyone who disagrees with him and turns on them.  I tried to encourage Sam privately  by email, to stop this method, but he has refused to heed the admonition of Scripture.

Sam Shamoun has had lot of good material at his blog and at answering-islam.org  and at www.answeringMuslims.com, when he sticks to issues and reasoned argumentation, and uses the texts of the Qur’an and Hadith and history and the Bible, etc. and quotes from theologians, but many times he laces his interaction with people with lots of pugnaciousness (constantly fighting back and quarreling), name-calling, ad hominem, sinful anger, bombast, and snarkiness.

Sam needs to repent, because his witness is a bad witness and all the Muslims are using his anger and bad behavior to drag Christ’s name in the mud.

It is out of love that we rebuke you, Sam.  Repent of your pugnacious spirit.  (see 1 Timothy 3:3 and take heed to 3:7 also)

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:1-7
New American Standard Bible

Qualifications for overseers/elders/pastors – the same goes for missionaries, evangelists, and apologists.

Addendum:  (April 13, 2017)

If anyone is interested in seeing an example of Sam Shamoun’s anger and ad hominem, you can look here and see our back and forth.

https://bloggingtheology.net/2017/04/12/thoughts-on-the-limited-atonement-battle-between-sam-shamoun-and-james-white/

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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2 Responses to Dr. White rebukes Sam Shamoun and his sinful anger and being a bad and negative witness to Muslims

  1. Ken Temple says:

    Sam,
    Since you already put all that up over at Paul Williams’ blog (people can see it if they want) and you keep calling me names, why would anyone want to welcome your comments when you call them a “vile hypocrite”, etc. ?

    Your methods of working with people are terrible. I wonder if you get along with anybody.

    That’s right; I will moderate and delete your comments if I want to, because this is my blog and your character is wrong, laced with deep sinful anger.

  2. Ken Temple says:

    1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
    2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

    3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
    4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
    5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
    6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
    7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

    1 Timothy 3:1-7
    New American Standard Bible

    Qualifications for overseers/elders/pastors – the same goes for missionaries, evangelists, and apologists.

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