Once in a while Sonoma Church will get an email from a stranger who has never attended a service and they’ll say “I didn’t like your website, why do you use this color and why do you use that scripture or a certain bible translation.”
In one such email the sender listed several other churches in Brampton, from tiny churches to the biggest mega church complaining about why he didn’t like them for one reason or another. They claimed that God told them they were going to one day start their own church. We kept an eye on this person, and their church plant lasted a few weeks and died out.
The way some people talk, they burn down all their bridges. Bridges they’ll need to cross later on in life. Had this very person taken the time to say a few kind words to us and the other churches instead of insulting, we all probably would have tried to help them with their ministry.