Hyles makes my skin crawl...unfortunately the church I went to here in IL as a preteen was associated with them (the one I attended in Guam was associated with Pensecola). He was Independent Fundamental Baptist (that is the term they use). If you want to speak of abuse loosely Bill Gothard style...there it is! If a man cheat on his wife get rid of the wife and say nothing about the man. If a child is assaulted don't dare say a word against the father. His book on child rearing is SCAREY (I've heard complaints about other conservative sources, but they are fine...this book is NOT)....children only allowed to have bland tasting food so they don't lust for that with tempts the taste buds, a child must be spanked with regularity and spanked till their spirit is broken, etc!!! Grrr!!!
If you do a websearch you will find audio tracks of the reports Chicago news did one his "ministry" and the scandals around it (since they run a huge bus ministry in that city). Hyles NEVER denied his wife being in those types of magazines, never denied his continuting adulterous affair with the wife of his top man...instead he told his ppl to support him and that it was sinful to listen to the media and sinful for the media to be discussing such sin.
We have an aquaintance that graduated from Hyles-Anderson, and his integrity is not up to par. He laughs over how a Reformed Baptist church has hired a pastor claiming to be Reformed but is really IFB and is trying to change the ppl to IFB (then calling the ppl stubborn for not wanting to change). This is underhanded and deceitful. Christ does not want us to handle things in this manner.
Sword of the Lord is put out by the most conservative and "old-timey" of the IFB. (Not all IFB are like Hyles) Naturally they do not follow the Reformed faith. They are Independent, fundamental, KJV only, hell-fire preaching, pew-jumping (though they actually don't jump pews), cowboy boot wearing, (add a few more descriptions), BAPTISTS....(they actually have a song that goes like this )
Another name that may come your way if you are looking at various groups would be Denny Kenaston who was one of two that started Charity Gospel Ministries (a pentacostal-like anabaptist movement also known as the Remnant Movement). Denny attended Hyles-Anderson and is currently supportive of Bill Gothard's ideals and practices. (we nearly went to Charity before we knew any of this or what these two organizations were really about...pray for our family...several of my in-laws are involved in it...PTL though my MIL may be leaving them!)
Okay...informative rant off....
JC - PCA - PA...homesick for SC
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