Do you have an article by a liberal preacher on your website?


Is the article "Is the Christian Obligated to Forgive the Sinner Who Will Not Repent?" by the Curtis A. Cates who was at one time the director of the Memphis School of Preaching in Memphis, Tennessee?


"John answered and said, 'Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name; and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow along with us.' But Jesus said to him, 'Do not hinder him; for he who is not against you is for you'" (Luke 9:49-50).

While Mr. Cates and I would disagree about a number of issues dealing with the spending of church funds on activities not authorized by God, it does not mean that he or others are wrong about everything. I'm assuming that is why you are asking.

Most brethren use reference works and commentaries written by members of various denominations. We are careful when topics are raised that support a denomination's beliefs contrary to the Scriptures, but it doesn't mean everything is wrong. So you'll find quotes from works by Albert Barnes, Adam Clarke, James Strong, and others in the various articles. There are a few scholarly papers on the ending of Mark and Bible manuscripts written by a preacher for the Christian Church. The use of these quotes is not to show support for their respective denomination's teachings. They said something useful to consider.

Thus, the best question is not who wrote a particular piece but whether that piece is accurate.


No sir, that’s not why I’m asking. I understand we all use articles and quotes from whom we disagree on some matters. I was just curious if that was the same Curtis Cates who was at MSOP.

I’ve used his writings before in preparation for lessons. I’m doing some studying and teaching on forgiveness.


My apologies for the misunderstanding. He is the same Curtis A. Cates who ran the Memphis School of Preaching for many years.


Yes sir. Oh, no problem -- I may not have been clear.  I appreciate your good work.

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