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From Bro. Cloud's Mailbox, Nov. 2008

November 25, 2008 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143,; for instructions about subscribing and unsubscribing or changing addresses, see the information paragraph at the end of the article) –

From time to time, I publish some of the goodies from my interesting mailbox, and many people have told me that they enjoy reading these things. Following are some items from the last couple of months:


“I want to thank you for sending this timely well-written, thoughtful and very clear study on Biblical Repentance. I was so convicted and moved by the message that I knew it was exactly what I needed to hear. I was wrestling with this very topic just last night before I went to sleep and it when I awoke this morning the first thing I read was this message. I am convinced that this is an answer to prayer and God is using you to reach me. I feel very uplifted as well as deeply convicted. I cannot put into words how much this study has moved my very soul. Repentance is indeed a vital part of presenting a clear Gospel message and now I see clearly how to present it when attempting to reach souls for Christ. ... God bless you brother! And thank you for being a faithful servant to our Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”

“I wanted you to know the article on ‘Why doesn’t John 3:16 and Acts 16:31 mention repentance’ was fantastic. I printed it off in order to show and share with others. I have a hard time explaining this to people and now with your help, I can do this even better. Thanks for your help.”

“Brother Cloud is a man you can trust and respect for his unashamed defense of the KJV. What I love is his teaching is not just a defense of the KJV, but a devotion to live according to its precepts. Some defend the KJV from pride and forget it must be applied to our daily lives. When you are exposed to these types it can be very discouraging. Separation is needed more today than perhaps ever.”

“I again I am writing you to tell you how much I like your work. I may not agree with 100% of it, but 99% I do. Keep up the good work. I wish the world, and especially the ‘church,’ would realize we are called to truth, to discernment by the Word of God. Truth is absolute. Approximately 1/3 of the New Testament is dealing with the heresies within the church at that time. We are called to correct and rebuke by the Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16). There are way too many that have a perverted ecumenical view that tolerance is love. That is blinding weight put on our shoulders by Satan. If I am to love others as I love myself, then just as I look after my own interest in regards to Heaven and Hell, and my desire for a close personal relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to do His will, then I should have as much the same concern for others in these regards. That is love. Thank God He is the Rock, the Cornerstone, and thank you for your leadership, keep feeding the Sheep!”

“G'day, I just want to say thank you for keeping the church up to date with what is going on in the world in these end times. My soul is greatly blessed and my spirit is refreshed with the truths and warnings from the
O Timothy magazine we get here in Australia. I constantly examine myself and my ministry according to the Scriptures to make sure a ‘little leaven’ has not crept in. ... Thank you for standing for TRUTH in this great day of apostasy and providing guardrails for those who are travelling on the narrow way.”

“Keep up the good fight. As long as you are getting criticized and buffeted you can rest assure that you are doing what our Lord wants you to do. I am in total agreement with you and look forward to reading your books and other forms of information. Keep up the good fight, there are not many soldiers left standing.”

“I have been a Subscriber to the FBIS for many years and would like to say that, despite my not always agreeing with your position on some matters, I have always found the articles to be very informative and helpful and overall a tremendous blessing.”

“Bro Cloud, since I have come across your ministry. It is has been a blessing to me. You have enlightened me of things going on around me. I have just recently purchased your study materials and enjoy your sound counsel. You keep up God's work. I have not found any fault in your ministry, but balance.”

“I just wanted to send you a quick note and let you know I appreciate your ministry. I appreciate the fact that you are able to strongly rebuke error, but in e-mails like the one below [‘I Am Not Your Pastor’] you seem to have a very Christ-like spirit. That is a blessing. I am not a pastor, but I appreciate the warnings presented in your e-mails. I wouldn't want to unknowingly be involved in something that wasn't honoring to the Lord, and this part of your ministry helps me in that area. So I just wanted to take a minute and let you I'm grateful for the work you do in sending out these e-mails.”

“Your ministry is appreciated for its helps in this dark time.”

“Because of your courageous stance against the shifting sands of compromise and apostasy, (with the great help of being raised by a staunch Baptist pastor and mother) I am determined that for the rest of my life I will stand boldly for the truth and not keep silent in this outspokenly evil world. You are one those people who sparked my interest in many issues and they opened my eyes and made me become aware. Thank you Brother Cloud. May you continue to stand for Christ till the end!”

“May God continue to bless your ministry. I have been encouraged and strengthened in my walk with the Lord over the past several years by the Way of Life ministry. I pray that God will grace you with continued strength and wisdom as you serve him in this vital work during these troublesome days. To God be all the glory for what he is doing today and what he will do in the future days ahead.”

“Just a quick note to offer you my highest compliments and thanksgiving to the Lord Christ for your new book 'The Emerging Church.' It is indeed a very fine piece of research, scholarship, and spiritual discernment. We are once again in your debt for carrying out your labors so carefully. thoroughly, clearly, and in the best spirit of true Christian admonition.”

“I commend the sane and informed way that you answer opponents in the Bible version debate. You are firm, but kind. Factual, not factional. Above all, you maintain and exhibit a firm faith in the God of the Bible, the One who has revealed himself to us through His Written Word.”

“First of all, let me say that I thank the Lord Jesus Christ for you. This site has proved invaluable to me and my ministry. I have your way of life encyclopedia of the Bible and Christianity also. I refer to both on a weekly basis as I attempt to learn more and more about our Lord.”

“I am thankful for the way in which you refrain from taking a certain position because you are this or that kind of Independent Baptist. Instead, it is quite evident to me that you are doing everything in your power to live a according to God's Word. I highly respect your study and research of the Bible and it always encourages me to do my own.”


“I just hear banging gongs & resounding cymbals after visiting your homepage.”

“I myself have been called to be a preacher, teacher, apostle, prophetess, in the healing ministry, jail ministry, singer and whatever else GOD sees fit for me to do. ... I will, however, be praying for you and the way you think. It is wrong! ... After all GOD says in HIS word to NOT TO TOUCH MY ANOINTED! So my friend I will pray for you and pray that you will have new revelations with GOD. New experiences and an open mind.”

“David W. Cloud's ignorance as to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church is amazing. I pray that God may touch and heal your soul, and that the full splendor of TRUTH, only found in the one holy Roman Catholic Church, may eventually become known to you.”

“You anti-Holy Ghost Baptist who profess to know so much about the operation of the Spirit, know nothing. Yet you want to tell us how its done and how its done properly. God laughs at you.”

“I just feel that it would be best if you view Christianity not from your own perspective and assumptions (Fundamentalist dogma) but from a spirit of Grace that says Jesus is Lord but all else may in fact be up for debate. Be Well.”

“You are so dead spiritualy that you have to demean the power of God in the church today! If you don't like the song's don't hear them! It is so ridicoulous if the problem was because of the music we would be singing 2,000 year old song's!!!!!!!! Why don't you get a life !!!!!!!! You guy's are so dead spiritualy!!!!!”

“After reading through much on your site I have found that I am no longer fundamental and am a New Evangelical. I am also finding that many of those whom I have seen on the news as 'hateful' are fundamental baptists. In fact, a couple of my friends found some fundamental baptists in downtown Chicago a few weeks ago yelling on a bullhorn telling people they were going to hell, calling men gays and women lesbians who they had never met before. They were yelling at people telling complete strangers that their parents raised them improperly. What I am getting at here is that Christ gives two main commandments, To love God, and to love others as ourselves. The second follows the first, I acknowledge, but, yelling to complete strangers that they are going to hell is not loving and it is not what my Lord did in any text of the Holy Scriptures. He remarks often on Gehenna, I know. But, he does not act like many of the fundamental baptists I have heard of. You rant often about heretics, D.A. Carson, you say is a dangerous man, Billy Graham you think, is going to hell. Graham, I concede said something that I think is not fundamental, true, but more people are going to see our Lord face to face because of what he has done in his life, to deny that is to become like an osterich and duck your little head in the ground. What about D.L. Moody, was he a heretic too? I attend his namesake school Moody Bible Institute and I take great joy in sitting under several 'New Evangelical' (as you would say) professors. I have enjoyed greatly studying about the catholic fathers. And, I enjoy reading several of the works of many Roman Catholic mystics, who I learned to love from the works of A.W. Tozer (was he a bad man too?). ... What about Jonathan Edwards or John Owen as they are my favorites, oh, and St. Augustine? I am wondering how wrecked my soul will be before I see the Lord.”

“In your article about ‘george harrison dies,’ you are completely and utterly wrong about the teachings of Shri Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He was a great man, who taught millions about Hinduism, a beautiful religion, which leads to salvation.”


“You guys really have an entire article where you call John Lennon evil. You are a complete joke. Lennon preached all the same things as Jesus Christ, but because he thought logically and pointed how hypocritical your religion is and how it prevents people from living together peacefully then he is ‘evil’. By the way your beliefs are based on a two-thousand mythological book. On top of that it has been edited and filtered so --------- like your organization can brainwash ignorant rednecks. Why don't you put your efforts towards something productive and progressive, rather than talking about the ‘evil legacy’ of a dead hippie. P.S. I don't have a problem with Jesus Christ (if he even existed), I just hate his followers.”