Let's list the three stages of how ungodly critics attack God's holy man, as they did the apostle Stephen:
1. THEY BEGIN THEIR ASSAULT BY FABRICATING SLANDEROUS RUMORS (ACTS 6:11)
2. THEY USE THOSE RUMORS TO STIR THE PUBLIC AGAINST GOD'S MAN (ACTS 6:12)
3. THEY SET UP FALSE WITNESSES TO ACCUSE AND DESTROY GOD'S MAN (ACTS 6:13, 14)
The Devil's 3-fold method of attack is very effective, I assure you, as evidenced by the fact Stephen was stoned to death by an angry mob at the end of chapter 7, and the local authorities (including a young unsaved man named Saul, later to be renamed Paul as a Christian) consented unto Stephen's murder. This is the Devil's method to destroy a preacher—SLANDER, STIR AND SET UP FALSE WITNESSES! Revelation 12:10, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Satan is a critic, which is the very meaning of his sinister name—THE ACCUSER!
Sadly, one of Pastor Jack Hyles' most notable critics has been his own daughter, Linda Hyles Murphrey of Texas. Kindly, Linda is
Pastor Hyles' critics are using the Same devilish tactics that Stephen's critics did to destroy him—SLANDER, STIR AND SET UP FALSE WITNESSES! Much slander has come from David Cloud, Vic Nischik, Linda Hyles Murphrey, Voyle Glover and Robert Sumner, to name but a few ungodly people. Dr. Hyles defends himself in the needful 1989 sermon titled, “Weathering The Storm.” The year 1989 was the most difficult year of Brother Hyles' entire ministry, which he publicly said at Hyles-Anderson College. The first step that critics always take to destroy a preacher is to fabricate slander and spread rumors about him. That is as Satanic as worshipping the Devil.
Any allegations that cannot be proven are slander! Thousands of wicked people in cyberspace have accepted the slander against Dr. Hyles as true, which is very wrong. The heathen world mistreats God in the same way, slandering Him. The blatantly bogus teachings of evolution are utter slander against our omnipotent Creator! When critics say things about God that are not true, it is slander! Pastor Jack Hyles is one of the most slandered preachers in history, the victim of many malicious falsehoods and blatant lies!
Unjust critics have stirred the public's hatred against Pastor Jack Hyles to attack him (just as they stirred up the people to attack Stephen). Let me simplify—If you want to destroy someone, you get the SNOWBALL ROLLING by fabricating slanderous rumors against them (using anything you can find to cast a negative reflection on that person's character and ministry). Then you instigate hostility by spreading those rumors, stirring people's anger against that preacher. In the final phase, since you already have slanderous rumors going and an angry mob of people stirred up, now all you need to do is falsely accuse the man of God! The slander has now escalated into full-blown accusations. This sure-fire method of destroying someone's enemy is highly effective.
So here we have Satan's scheme to destroy a preacher:
1. SPREAD SLANDEROUS RUMORS ABOUT GOD'S MAN (ACTS 6:11)
2. STIR THE PUBLIC AGAINST GOD'S MAN (ACTS 6:12)
3. MAKE FALSE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE MAN OF GOD (ACTS 6:13, 14)
I say without hesitation that Brother Hyles is my hero of the Christian faith!!! Everybody has a hero, and mine are Bible-preaching, soulwinning, caring, people-loving, preachers!