My esteem and respect for Voddie Baucham has always been high! It just shot up even more over the weekend as Voddie has taken a tough but correct stand in regard to recent events surrounding the Elephant Room controversy over the invitation of T. D. Jakes to that forum.
Voddie explains clearly and accurately what has happened over the last few months and why this past weekend he didn’t speak at an event at the last minute. He begins his article by noting!
This past week a firestorm erupted over the recent “Elephant Room 2.” The controversy centers around the decision to invite Bishop T.D. Jakes to participate in the event. The central questions in the debate are 1) whether or not Bishop Jakes holds to the historic, orthodox doctrine of the Trinity, 2) whether it was appropriate to invite (and feature) him without first having clarified his position on this cardinal doctrine, and 3) whether he cleared up the matter.
I was scheduled to speak at Harvest Bible Chapel on the weekend following ER2 which raised significant questions about my stance on the matter. While I do not consider it my responsibility to comment on every controversy, I do recognize my duty to clarify matters with which I am involved directly, and/or those that impact the congregation I am called to shepherd. Hence, my explanation now.
I’d encourage my readers to read Voddie’s post carefully and to click on the links he has within the post. This is a man for whom we should pray. I also pray many others will stand with him in this crucial time.