Posts Tagged ‘lying’

As noted here on February 25, 2012, Plumpkins was forced to issue a retraction for a deceptive piece he wrote about the North American Mission Board. He blamed his mysterious sources (likely the same ones he used for this erroneous conclusions about the SBC name change) instead of admitting what is likely closer to the truth: he made it up out of whole cloth. That’s what liars do, after all.

In Plumpkins retraction/apology, which was quoted here in full to give every benefit of the doubt, he said:

In addition, to the readers of SBC Tomorrow, I also offer my sincerest apologies. You deserve commentary on denominational affairs based on the most credible, factual information available. And while I sincerely thought I was basing my commentary on credible testimony, I hold no delusion that you should not be disappointed. The fact is, I am disappointed in myself. I broke my own strict protocol in making sure I have the goods before I deliver the message. This present post stands as the quintessential reason why that is so. And, know I have learned much in the process. I regret my lessons learned, however, came at another’s expense.

Finally, even though my normal commentary is based upon hard evidences like written, audio, and video–evidences which anyone may check and draw their own conclusions–and rarely base what I write on this blog on softer types like anecdotal, or softer still, verbal assertions, know I intend to be more careful still in the future.

May our Lord extend to us all His grace to be the best we can be for His glory alone. And, may our Lord forgive me as I look only to Him for my redemption.

His assertion that his normal commentary is based on hard evidences is enough to make one reach for Gas-X. His ruminations are based on speculation, mental confusion and wishful thinking.

Plumpkins must have enjoyed his earlier mentioned forgiveness fully since it took him less than a week to go off again half-cocked. This time the target of his verbal indiscretions was California pastor Rick Warren.


When reading Plumpkins the conspicuous absence of Jesus is overwhelming. One need not even consider any “spirit of Jesus” as to the attitude or interactions. Just look for anything that has to do with Jesus Himself. Plumpkins is one of those in blogdumb who can write about the Gospel and miss Jesus.

A review of his blog from January 2, 2012 to date reveals much in its lack. In a total of 46+ days Jesus has been mentioned less than ten times total in the main posts, with a number of those while quoting other people. If you count the number of times that Plumpkins himself mentions Jesus it is less than five.

Why does this matter? Because Jesus said in Matthew’s Gospel, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Or, to put it on the modern setting, “Out of the abundance of the heart the keyboard is struck.” Using Jesus’ own words as a measuring stick, it is clear that Jesus does not abundantly fill the heart of one who almost never talks about him.

What does pour forth when Plumpkins strikes his keyboard? Divisiveness, sowing discord among brothers, lying and deceit. Take for instance his January 23, 2012 article entitled, “Lifeway Resources pushes Calvinism in latest Bible study curriculum by Peter Lumpkins.” His title is a clear assertion that Lifeway Resources [sic] is pushing Calvinism in its most recent Bible study curriculum (which he later identifies as The Gospel Project). The simple fact is that he does not prove his assertion, nor does he even try. The title is deceitful to the point of being an intentional lie.

Too far? You be the judge.

In a comment directed to a Tim Tuggle, timestamped January 24, 2012, 12:24am, Plumpkins writes:

My concern I clearly made here focused on the contributors themselves not necessarily the content they offered.

Clearly Plumpkins intent was to deceive.

Again in the comments Plumpkins is challenged about his deceitful headline. In a comment from a Fred Johnson, timestamped January 24, 2012, 8:22am:

Regardless of how little latitude you are willing to give those who are friendly toward Calvinists, the fact remains that your blog’s primary assertion was not met in the writing. You assert that LW is “pushing Calvinism,” and you mock me for reading the curriculum, but you provide zero proof that is has happened. At best, you should have used the title, “Why I Think LifeWay Will Push Calvinism…” You proved nothing using content, and have only speculated about intent.

To this, Plumpkins replied the same day at 9:10am:

Your curious focus on my post title is patently absurd, Fred. Sorry. There’s just no way to state that any kinder.

And, why I didn’t entitle the post with your suggested is hardly a criticism I either want or need to spend time addressing.

Deceit. Lies.

Simple truth: When the truth is on your side you never have to lie.

Here is a thread from a Baptist forum that deals with other lies that Tim “Roger Dodger” Rogers has told recently. Lies that he currently tells and will tell in the future should come as no surprise.

Facts and exchanges are sprinkled throughout, at least through the comment time-stamped Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:29 pm.

This is nothing new. Do a google search with any combination of the terms, “Peter Lumpkins Tim Rogers lie lies liar” and you might be amazed at what you find. And that does not even include the blogs where they have been banned for being liars, divisive and abusive.