Second, and even more important than the code-of-silence, are that the perverted teachings of this
pastor are not all that twisted in the context of the words that he preaches. However, his
teachings are perverted in just the right way to effect certain types of behavior from the members
of his congregation. If this pastor had not taught for many months on Malachi 3:10, which I
knew from heart, perhaps his perverted November 20th teaching would have gone unnoticed by
me. However, it was a wakeup call for me to think about what he is actually teaching in the
context of what God's Word actually says. I have observed many other perverted teachings from
this pastor. Consider these two additional examples. Then, ask yourself: Why would any pastor
teach these things? Unless he wanted to manipulate people's behavior.
The pastor has taught not to talk with those who left the church (a can't talk rule). However, in
Malachi 3:16, it reads: "Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the
Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who
reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name."
The pastor instructed his ushers to stop anyone from praying for someone else while in the
sanctuary. In fact, he told the people of his congregation that if they (the people) wanted to
pray for someone (in the church) that they should get their own ministry. However, in James
5:16, it reads: "Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your
offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a
spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man
makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
I could write several pages on the perverted teachings of this ministry. Teachings that cannot be
reconciled with the written word of God. However, all of them have one thing in common. The
perverted teachings have psychological manipulation in the background. Several people I know
have suffered enormous emotional damage at the hands of this ministry. I can't help but asked
the question: "What's going on?"I have attended this church two or more times a week for
almost four years. I have grown enormously in my faith over this period of time. Still, I cannot
simply ignore what I have witnessed that is presently going on. I cannot live in the past "good
old times" and stay silent in the present and thereby let innocent people and their families be
manipulated and spiritually abused in the name of God.
Jude 1:3 reads: "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common
salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith
which was once for all delivered to the saints."Contend earnestly for your faith is a Biblical
command. Keeping silent and letting other Christians and their families get abused because one