Dear DefCon readers and friends of Apprising Ministries and our brother in Christ Ken Silva,
Grace and peace to you. As you may know Ken Silva has served on the front lines of the ongoing Truth War that’s presently raging within the broader professing church for an extended tour of duty and as you’re also no doubt aware Apprising.org has taken a direct hit by one Richard Abanes through the proxy of Ken’s web host, IPower. As of the writing of this message Apprising.org is down. Many Christian bloggers have been reporting on this startling event from their own unique viewpoints, and there’s very little that I feel I can add to the broad body of evidence that’s been brought before the Church regarding this matter. The facts speak for themselves.
Brothers and sisters I stand amazed and I don’t believe it’s hyperbole to say that we, as Christian bloggers, and most importantly as bondservants of the Lord Jesus Christ collectively stand at a crossroads with respect to our peculiar form of ministry. What shall we say when one single e-mail laced with the innuendo of legal action can bring down one of the richest resources of Christian discernment and apologetics on the internet in less than 48 hours? What shall the rest of us do? I say let’s continue to raise up the banner of truth, the selfsame standard the Ken Silva and Apprising hold high, and plant it firmly at each of our own blog outlets for the world to see. At its base this issue has nothing to do with Richard Abanes, per se. It has to do with the truth, and the love of the truth, which is I dare say why all of do what we do when it comes to our own “God-blogging”. This issue isn’t about the personal, nor is it about personalities – it’s about faithfully proclaiming, defending, and contending for THE TRUTH. Dear members of the Church Militant, although “Firebase Apprising” may be down, it certainly isn’t out and we can each do our own part, no matter how small, to support Ken through this ordeal.
Please keep Ken Silva in your prayers and ask the Lord to grant him strength as he overcomes this latest obstacle in the long, tedious, ongoing battle in the Truth War. Sometimes something as simple as an e-mail containing a word of encouragement is a great blessing in a time of struggle so if you feel led of the Lord to write to Ken you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on this subject I recommend the following articles:
Richard Abanes to Sue Apprising Ministries over Defamation-Libel?
Richard Abanes: Ken Silva – More Lies, More Sensationalism, More Sin
Pride Arrogance and Humility
Attack on Apprising Ministries
Throwing Cyber-Sand In The Face of A Purpose-Driven Resister
Saddleback “Apologist” Convinces IPower Hosting to Shut Down Critics Website
Indy Watchman on The Abanes Attack on Apprising