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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Sound of Chicken Wings Flapping

Scott McClare alerts us to a sad situation happening with the Queen of all KJV onlyism, G.A. Riplinger. This is this same G.A. Riplinger whom God used mightily in my life to set me on my journey away from KJV onlyism.

According to a recent post on a Yahoo! discussion group, Mrs. Riplinger has recently suffered from a couple of strokes. She is on the mends according to her husband (she is married?!), but those familiar with her firebrand accusations against anti-KJV "heretics" and her conspiratorial mumbo jumbo linking Westcott and Hort to devil worship and necromancy, have to smirk.

As Scott points out, Mrs. Riplinger attempted to document divine moments when KJV critics were supposedly "silenced" by God for criticizing the beloved King James. The most famous is the claim Dr. Don Wilkins lost his voice during a taping of the John Ankerberg Show on the issue of KJV onlyism. But such nonsense has been refuted by eye-witnesses to the event. I do not wish harm upon Mrs. Riplinger, but if I were to take her view of divine intervention, can I then conclude she is being silenced by God with a stroke for her terrible slanders she levels against the saints of God? Not to mention her deplorable research and ridiculous use of ellipsis?
This could be the judgment chickens coming home to roost.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ransom said...

To be fair, it wasn't Riplinger who first published the story of the Ankerberg "incident," as New Age Bible Versions preceded it by about a year. I believe it was Conspiracy Boy Texe Marrs.

Of course, it is still merely souped-up hearsay, because Marrs was not present at the taping and had to have heard of it from someone else (Joseph Chambers or Sam Gipp, perhaps).

8:57 PM, May 09, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Hey Scott,

Thanks for the clarification. Now that I think about it, I do recall it was ole Texe who first raised the Ankerberg debate issue and linking it to what Riplinger had written. I may still have the Flashpoint newsletter "documenting" this incident.

Out of Christian charity, I don't want to wish Gail ill will, but the poetic justice in this matter is stunning.

Fred

6:31 AM, May 10, 2006  

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