About Us

Posted by Capn Coconuts On 0 comments

When I said "us", I meant the site itself and, of course, myself. Currently, I am the only writer on Westboro Watch.

Westboro Watch is a blog with a two-fold purpose: to educate the masses about Westboro Baptist Church and to convince its members that they shouldn't be a member of it. It provides commentary on most of WBC's announced pickets, what they believe, and things about them that the author strongly disagrees with.

Cap'n Coconuts is a student at Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN, and goes to Temple Baptist Church during the semesters. When not in the midst of a semester, he resides in his Chickamauga, GA home. To help deal with financial issues, he is working on getting certified as a pharmacy technician.


Right now, I haven't really been asked any questions. Nevertheless, I will attempt to preemptively answer some of them that may come in the future. As this is about me or the site, no questions like "What does WBC believe?" appear here; those will go in the "About WBC" page.
Q. Do you believe that Westboro Baptist Church members are born again?
A. I can't read minds, and thus I cannot give a definite answer to this question. I believe that salvation is by faith alone in Jesus Christ, and I have no means to verify if any of them have followed the "Romans' Road", so to speak.

However, I also believe that "by their fruits ye shall know them" (Matt. 7:20), and thus expect visible evidence that a person is actually born again. Suing people and faxing slanderous messages isn't very good evidence.

I think that most of the first generation of Phelpses under Fred Phelps may have had "faith" in Christ because the alternative may have had very unpleasant consequences in their youth. Ignoring that, Pastor Phelps was (if he is not now) a control freak over his congregation's lives and the church members currently have extremely busy schedules, so... I don't really know.

I seriously doubt that the abusive husband/father Fred Phelps is, though, because he gives me far more reason  to doubt him being saved than he does to assure me of it.
Q. Do you hate gays, lesbians, etc.?
A. While I am averse to homosexuality, I bear no ill will towards homosexuals.
Q. Are you a homosexual?
No. Lol.

Statement of Faith
  • I am a Christian of the Baptist sect. As a Baptist, I believe in believer's baptism by immersion--that is, that only the saved should be baptized and that they should be completely immersed in water during baptism. Baptism is merely a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and offers no merit to those who are baptized. I believe that this mode of baptism is the only right one because of its clear symbolism and the fact that the Greek word it came from, baptizo, explicitly means "I immerse".
  • I believe in Young Earth Creationism, or that the earth was explicitly created in six days because God saw it fit to create the earth in six days. I believe that Christians should not compromise truth to reconcile with a "theory" that violates the laws of thermodynamics, information theory, and intuition. But perhaps that's a different topic for a different time and place.
  • I believe that the first man, Adam, sinned and brought the whole world under its curse of decay. I believe that no man can "make up" for his sins by his own deeds before an infinitely holy God. This is why sacrifices were required to cover sins in the Old Testament, and is why the Lord Jesus Christ had to sacrifice Himself in the New Testament.
  • I believe that there is one and only one God, who is solely responsible for creating all things. I must therefore reject all other gods as non-existent at best and as malicious devils at worst.
  • I believe that God is a Trinity, made up of the Father, The Son/Word, and the Holy Ghost/Spirit. I believe that these are not three unique Gods, but three persons that make up the same essence. The wills of these three are so intertwined that they all act as one being. The Son is not a son in the physical, literal sense, but in a figurative one.
  • I believe that God is timeless and infinite. God is self-existing, all-holy, all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent, and all-loving.
  • I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. Jesus has no biological father, as he was placed in Mary's womb by the Holy Ghost. There is no need to explain the birth of Jesus using only natural means because Jesus Christ is God.
  • I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ satisfied the all-holy standard of God by dying on a cross for the sins of all humankind: past, present, and future.
  • I believe that Jesus arose from his tomb on the third day after his crucifixion, displaying His power over the powers of sin and death.
  • I believe that sin makes man permanently short of God's all-holy standard, and must be paid for. Man will do this by either by accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, or by accepting eternal damnation in Hell. By accepting Jesus Christ, man gains an eternal abode in Heaven when he dies.
  • I believe that mankind is technically able to discern all by himself that this God exists, but cannot because of his vain imaginations and foolish heart. Therefore, it is his fault that he goes to Hell, even if he has not heard of the Lord Jesus Christ. I also believe that some people will have a foolish heart after reading the two previous sentences, completely miss my point, and then hypocritically accuse me of being a terrible, narrow-minded person.
  • Because men cannot be expected to find God themselves, it is the personal responsibility of every Christian to evangelize the world, whether they are missionaries or not.
  • I believe that the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ was made for every man, and that every man has free will to choose to follow Christ or to reject Him. I believe that the salvation offered by accepting Christ is everlasting and cannot be taken away for any reason.
  • I believe that the Bible is the completely, verbal, and plenary inspiration of God, given to several unique writers with different experiences of life. I believe that God preserved his word throughout the ages.
  • I believe that the authorized King James Version (KJV) is the best and most accurate translation available in the English language today. I do not believe that it was "re-inspired"; however, the translators valued a literal translation and used the accurate Textus Receptus for their New Testament translation. No modern translation of the Bible fulfill both these requirements--either they are are not literal or they use the Westcott-Hort text, which again is a different topic for a different time and place.
  • I believe that, some unknown time in the future, the Lord Jesus Christ will return and take those that believe in Him away from this earth. 
  • I believe in a literal seven-year tribulation period which will start with Antichrist taking control of this entire world. I do not know who this Antichrist is, if he is currently alive, or when this great, distorted travesty will begin.
  • I believe in a literal millennium in which Jesus Christ will restore and rule over the earth, ending the worst period in Earth's history and beginning the best period in Earth's history.