The Current Dispute Between Entrenched Adventist Representatives and the Authorities who have Surrounded the Richardson Church Building, Demanding Complete and Unconditional Surrender
Being Sheepishly Compliant?
Not Certain What To Do?
Obey God's Duly Constituted Authorities and not Entrenched Adventist Representatives
The Standoff at the Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church
Jonathan Bartell wrote:
> I see you out standing your post (except when it rains). I have a question, why do you persist in doing this?
I'm waiting for reinforcements to show up from the ATF and FBI. But if anyone asks what is going on, just pretend it's a theological dispute. Tell them I have been assigned this post by the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. They have treated me as a crazed fanatic so Im acting the part assigned to me.
> I mean think about it for a minute. There are several hundred denominations just in the USA which have false practices too. It seems logical that if you are truly concerned for error in the church that you would spread yourself out a little more and not focus just on one church.
I am a Seventh-day Adventist first and foremost (so my first duty is my own church) but I speak to all in that all are welcome to study what Adventism is about at my web site.
> The church next to ours speaks in tongues so that no one can understand them.
And the church next to them (you) are self-righteous and are in a more deplorable condition than the Jewish church of the first century.
> Supposing all that you allege is true, your responsibility to God is not fulfilled. It's because you are not concerned for anyone's salvation.
God told Jeremiah not to pray for his people but only deliver a message of judgment. Thats what Im doing.
> You hate these people.
On the contrary, your actions prove that you hate these people. You want them to continue in their deception until Gods judgment is poured out on them.
> You want to get even.
I am very willing for God to do what he has already promised.
> You want to hurt the church.
You approve of the church being hurt.
> You are doing the work of Satan by fault finding.
Faultfinding is a technical term used in reference to petty criticism. I assure you that my criticisms are not petty. But if you are right, what faults have I found and why are they petty?
> It matters little if you are right.
Yes. But being right means more than being wrong. Why are you so accepting of being profoundly wrong?
> Jesus would never go about this thing the way you are.
The issue is, does Jesus approve of what I'm doing and Im sure that He does. The voice of duty is the voice of God.
> I'm a new comer to this group and it seems me that instead of offering to do Bible studies with the members you want to expose their error to the public.
If God didnt want Jeremiah to pray for his people, then maybe God doesnt want me to give them Bible studies. In any event, this church approves of their errors being exposed to the public.
> Christ taught that you go to that person, if they won't hear you take a witness then tell the church.
I am in the tell-it-to-the-church stage.
> After that leave it in God's hands.
> God has said, "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."
Like Isaiah and Jeremiah, Im only announcing the judgment, not bringing it.
> The NIV says, "leave room for my vengeance."
Im leaving God plenty of room. What do you think I am doing that pushes God out and interferes with His judgment?
> This means that God won't take vengeance if you have already done it.
I assure you that Im not interfering with Gods vengeance against this church in any way; Im only announcing judgment.
> So in your effort to get back at the church you disobey God thinking that you are doing his service
How am I getting back at the church? I am informing the church. I have Gods approval for that.
> while at the same time missing out on the fellowship God wants you to have.
My fellowship will be with those who suffer for truths sake. That is future. If you know where some of the true people of God are now, locally, please tell me.
> Be honest now when you answer this, do you really believe that your guardian angel wants to stand out side the church
Im sure my guardian angel thinks of his job as an assigned post, just as I do. And Im sure he prefers that there be unity in the body of Christ and that I be treated with Christian respect and that I be welcomed in. The problem is, the other angels that surround you and the rest of the congregation think that its a bad idea.
> while hymns of praise go up to God from inside the church?
What makes you think your praise and prayers reach higher than your head?
> But he won't go in unless you do.
That is true. Jesus, the holy angels and Gods Holy Spirit will not go into the Richardson church until I am permitted to go in.
> Jonathan Bartell
To Jonathan and everyone, please accept my apologies for not answering all email. Much of it is not fit to print.