I am disturbed. On Wednesday August 1, 2012 I received a text from a dear friend which read “Your favorite preacher Jack Schaap. Google the latest news about him and his ministry.” My very first thought was to wonder if it was a boy or a girl with whom he had sinned. I immediately checked Google and my suspicions we well founded. Jack Schaap was caught in an affair with a 16-year-old girl. He is now under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff and the FBI. He admitted to the dalliance and was dismissed from his pastoral duties of First Baptist Church Hammond. Allow me a brief moment to give some credit to FBCH for firing this pervert. FBCH deacon board did the right thing and they should be commended for not covering up this tragic sin and crime.
For many years I have been outspoken about Jack Schaap and the monstrosity that is First Baptist Church Hammond and Hyles Anderson College. (WARNING STRONG AND UNDOCUMENTED OPINION TO FOLLOW) These two ministries are responsible for more psychological terror in Christ’s name than all others combined. FBCH and HAC are dens of iniquity and perversion that have permeated Fundamentalism for decades. Jack Hyles, the former pastor, was a sexual pervert who had a 20+ year affair with his secretary…allegedly. Jack Schaap the second pastor of FBCH was caught red-handed in an illegal and immoral sexually perverted relationship with a 16-year-old. Let me be clear, this young lady will not be the only one found to have been molested by Jack Schaap. I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but this girl is not the only one. I am sure she thinks she loves Jack, and I am sure she thinks their relationship was not wrong, but she is 16 (or 17 depending on the news report you read) and her opinion in this matter does is irrelevant. What makes this even worse is she allegedly was being counselled by Schaap because she has been sexually abused. I would imagine she suffers from a sort of Helsinki Syndrome. She is a victim and not a perpetrator in this crime, Jack is a criminal who belongs in prison.
Regardless of the girl’s age, Jack Schaap is morally,, ethically, and biblically guilty of wrong doing; because of her age Schaap is legally guilty of wrong doing. Prior to this discovery Jack Schaap was the king of iBFers and all the evil they represent. He is a disgusting blasphemous pervert and I am glad he was caught. I hope he spends the rest of his life in prison.
Before we go further let me say a word on judgement; because we all know Christians are never supposed to judge. Hang on a minute while I have my tongue professionally extracted from my cheek. HEY CHRISTIAN YOU HAD BETTER BECOME AN EXPERT JUDGE! Judgment would have saved FBCH from a boat-load of trouble and heartache. It would have saved them from the pompous Jack Hyles whom they worshipped for over 30 years. It would have saved them from the pompous Jack Schaap whom they have worshipped for the last 11 years. Judgement would have saved Samson from Delilah, David from Bathsheba, Peter from denying Christ, Paul from his rift with Barnabas and so on and so forth. Judgement would have saved many of us from the messed up churches in which we have been members. Be clear about what you think and believe. Jesus told us not to judge the state of a man’s soul, but he absolutely told us to judge with righteous judgement. I am going to follow the advice of Christ and not judge the condition of Schaap’s soul. I will not give him the benefit of the doubt on his salvation as this too would be a judgment.
For years Schaap has telegraphed his penchant for sexual depravity. He has preached many graphic sermons on sex, he wrote a blasphemous book comparing the Lord’s Supper to a sexual act. He has had private “counselling” sessions with girls and women and they were never a secret. The man preached a message, and you can see it on YouTube, about polishing a shaft; it is a sick outward and public display of what has been on the inside for quite some time. Someone commented on the video that it was being taken out of context, but there is no context which makes this kind of sick display acceptable. What makes it even worse, he was preaching to teens. Read some of these gems from his “message” on Sunday July 8, 2012. Caution they will make you cringe.
01:20Let me ask your daughter something. You date him? Have you kissed him? Ya’ sleeping with him? Multiple times?
04:04 And I’ll look at the person and say, who ya sleeping with? Your kid’s problem(s) isn’t, the, did you see how short her skirt is, no, the problem is, she takes her skirt, and everything else off. Your kids are coming to me and telling me they have sexual experiences in the hundreds; hundreds; hundreds.
05:04 Is she good in bed? How many times have you slept with her? Are you uncomfortable?
05:46 You know, the most common question I ask our teenagers: are you safe in how you act? Mom and dad, you understand the language? That’s my most common question. In Baptist Church, in Hammond, Indiana, are you practicing safe sex?
09:47 Nobody wants to be more intimate with you than God does. The language that Jesus Christ used when he talked to his Father about what he wanted for his people. Read John 17 mom and daddy and tell me how intimate he wanted your kids to be with him. Read John 15 and ask me if Jesus Christ just wanted to shake hands. [whispering] If you abide in me, and my words abide in you. I in you. You in Me. We in the Father, the Father in us. Don’t try to reach some ambiguous theological nonsense in that. Jesus was saying, can I put it in language that everybody understands. He says “I want be the most intimate of intimates with you.”
10:50 But if we don’t get it figured out that we’re connected with God. And when your teenager goes through adolescence and they start changing, and daddy, you don’t want to touch her anymore, you know you don’t want to hug her anymore; trust me, she’s got a boyfriend lined up who’ll be happy to touch her.
11:50 Mom, dad, listen to me. I don’t need more business, but when your children reach that age, and they start going through that 13, 14, 15 year stage, send them to me, I’ll talk to them. Please don’t look at me like I’m stupid, why are you talking this way? Because I don’t want to lose your kids, that’s why. Because you don’t want to find out about it do you mom and daddy. And I’ll tell you three reasons why. Number one, because you’re dirty yourself.
15:03 Do you know how many times your daughter sneaks out in the wee hours of the morning to have sex with her boyfriend? Well, not my daughter. I’ll take pictures for ya’. (Ironically it was a picture that he may or may not have taken which was his undoing) Copied from Stuff Fundies Like http://www.stufffundieslike.com/2012/07/lasts-gasps/
Three weeks later Schaap left his smart phone on the pulpit after his Sunday morning message. A helpful deacon picked it up and noticed a text message from a teenage girl which included a picture of 54-year-old Schaap making out with as yet un-named 16 or 17-year-old girl. Did the people of FBCH really think this man of God was a sober and righteous servant of the Lord and the people of FBCH? For eleven years these people sat under his ministry and listened to his ravings about all manner of un-biblical “fundamentals” of the faith. I ask you to consider the probability that no one, no deacon, no assistant pastor, no secretary, no one knew about his proclivities. I do not believe for a moment that someone did not know about it. If someone knew about Jack’s perversion then there was a cover up. I am sure the sordid details of this black mark on all of Christianity will come out in the next few weeks and months. Until then another question. Will those who laugh at “jokes” from “preachers” about St. Pedophile’s laugh about similar jokes when Jack is the punchline?
Do not worship your pastor, he is just a man. Worship Christ alone.