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An Open Letter To David Bay Of Cutting Edge Ministries
Mr. David Bay
Cutting Edge Ministries
100 Old Cherokee Road
Lexington, SC 29072
19 April, 2008
Dear “Brother” Bay,
I’m sure you’ve heard of the proverbial “snake in the woodpile”, right? Well, as the Lord God would have it, this, our third letter to you, is focused on addressing yours.
“This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.” (2 Corinthians 13:1 KJV)
In fact, just to refresh your memory, here’s a copy of our second letter to you, which also made mention of our first:
Now to be completely honest with you, my first letter, as directed by the Father, was done in total innocence. I had no earthly idea that He was going to use it to expose your snakes! I mean, who would have ever thought that you would refuse to obey God’s simple little instruction to donate a Cutting Edge Newsletter subscription to a prophet in need? After all, it would have cost you absolutely nothing. So why didn’t you do it?
“Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.” (Song of Solomon 2:15 KJV)
You see it’s the little foxes that spoil the vines! And seeing how God applies this Scripture to you, Brother Bay, let’s see what Matthew Henry has to say about it:
The charge which Christ gives to his servants to oppose and suppress that which is a terror to his church …Take us the foxes (take them for us, for it is good service both to Christ and the church), the little foxes, that creep in insensibly; for, though they are little, they do great mischief, they spoil the vines, which they must by no means be suffered to do at any time, especially now when our vines have tender grapes that must be preserved, or the vintage will fail. Believers are as vines, weak but useful plants; their fruits are as tender crops at first, which must have time to come to maturity. This charge to take the foxes is, 1. A charge to particular believers to mortify their own corruptions, their sinful appetites and passions, which are as foxes, little foxes, that destroy their graces and comforts, quash good motions, crush good beginnings, and prevent their coming to perfection. Seize the little foxes, the first risings of sin, the littles ones of Babylon (Psa_137:9), those sins that seem little, for they often prove very dangerous. Whatever we find a hindrance to us in that which is good we must put away. (Matthew Henry’s Commentary On The Whole Bible)
So just how does this apply to you, Brother Bay? Well, maybe the following “desperate plea” from you will help us to understand:
|Cutting Edge Weekly Newsletter
April 9, 2008
Cutting Edge Ministries is rather stalled right now, and we need your help. Without warning, and almost overnight, our total income from subscriptions, donations, and bookstore sales have fallen 75%. But, our daily readership remains very steady at historically high levels, about 30,000 people per day…The harsh reality is that Cutting Edge has never been able to retain a cash cushion of more than 7-10 days of average income for the entire 12 years we have been an Internet ministry. Contrary to false rumors circulating the Internet, we have never been a "deep pocket" ministry; in fact, the opposite has always been true, as we have operated successfully during these years as a "Daily Bread" ministry, dependent upon daily income to meet our needs. In our office, we only have four employees, one of which is part-time…All of us live in a modest home, none larger than 1700 square feet. The point is, no one in Cutting Edge is getting rich; rather, we are just trying to do the Lord's will in continuing our effort to maintain this site, so that 120,000 people per year can continue to read a Salvation Page. Because our finances have been so tight, we have had to turn down offers to set up a Cutting Edge website in several languages other than the current English, Spanish, Portuguese and Finnish; therefore, people who read but never support are preventing us from reaching out still further with our unique message and with the Gospel in our Salvation Page…If you wish to make a contribution, you can use our electronic Subscription Form, call us at 800-451-8211, or mail a check or money order to: Cutting Edge Ministries, 100 Old Cherokee Road, Ste F-1, Lexington, SC, 29073. We really need your assistance and we need it now. Can you help?
May Jesus Richly Bless You,
David Bay, Editor
You see, Brother Bay, it was after having received the above “special announcement” that the Lord instructed me to put this “letter of correction” together for you. In fact, even though I was “raised” a few miles down the road from you (Leesville, SC), I have never met you personally and am not acquainted with your lifestyle. So do you live in a mansion and have deep pockets? I don’t know! But what I do know is the Almighty gave me the following Scripture just for you:
“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” (James 4:1-3 KJV)
“Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.” (James 5:1-6 KJV)
So what does it all mean, Brother Bay? God has given you the Cutting Edge Ministry for His glory and not yours. Please correct your ways before you lose your way…forever!
In the Lord Jesus Christ,
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