Criticism and “Witch Hunting”

5) The National Association of Christian Ministers seeks to build the Kingdom of God. Our goal is to use Christian unity to build, as opposed to tear down. For this reason, we will not tolerate any messages within our network that are written in a manner that criticizes other Christian ministers or their ministries. We are aware that there are false ministers in the world who dress in sheep’s clothing. However, it is not within the scope of our purpose as a ministry to expose these people. If any of our membership feels that they must do so, let them do it elsewhere. By so doing, they will not compromise their membership with us. However, members who ignore this rule and criticize ministers within our network will be disciplined and possibly dismissed from membership.

This would also include posting politically motivated opinions: opinionated statements about differing political persuasions or political figures (whether promoting or criticizing – such as the president or other leaders) tend to only cause argumentation and division.  Members are certainly welcome to have their biases and opinions, but those should be held personally rather than posted on the NACM website.  This is political promoting, and such posts will be deleted and posting members reminded of this policy, and that the biblical directive is:  “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men: for kings and all who are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…”  (1 Tim 2:1-3).

Our focus is on encouraging one another in Christ in our joint mission of preaching the Gospel, furthering the Kingdom of God, and discipling believers.

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