Dear Pastor Man:
I hope that this letter finds you in good spirits, and doing well.
As for me, I have known better days and, believe me, this day has proven to be amongst the worst days of my life, and all because of you!
You, Sir, today, unequivocally, proved yourself to be an infidel, an apostate, and decidedly, no "Man of God!"
How dare you, a finite being, decide that your knowledge of God - who God is, what God has and has not said, and should have said, has inspired and has not inspired - is infinite and, as such, has given you the right to determine that I shall spend Eternity without Jesus Christ?
BY THEIR FRUITS WE SHALL KNOW THEM
SOME OF THE THINGS I HAVE AGAINST YOU:
FIRSTLY - there is nothing about your current behavior that is indicative of your having ever received a call from the Holy Spirit to be a minister of His Gospel since the stench of the world now perfumes all of your activities amongst the brethren!
SECONDLY - you are displaying to all observers that you have within yourself simony, the sin for which Paul the Apostle condemned Simon Magus. You demand preeminence in your interactions by demonstrating that you, Sir, because of your gifts and skills, are “it!”
THIRDLY - where do you get off privately interpreting the Word of God? Do you know the words of God? Do you really read, and seek to understand the words of OUR Master??
FOURTHLY - why are you pedaling all of your Satanically-inspired, new, and heretical teachings as Holy Writ?
You have crossed that dread line, and I will no longer be silent and become a party to your egregious conduct and teachings! And so,
Will you please show me - not from any corrupted, or new-age bible - but from the Living and Holy Word of God, where it says that:
1. I need to know how to have sex with God!?!?!
a. The Holy Spirit is like sperm?
Are you insane?
2. I need to look into deep into the eyes of a fellow church member - male or female - and, when there is that certain “spark of sexual awareness,” that we have “connected” to the Holy Spirit, and we should let the Spirit have His way!?
Do you really believe that the Holy Spirit is a drunken frat boy?
3. Walking around a demonically-inspired labyrinth, connecting to all my senses, and praying is efficacious as I will feel as though I am a pilgrim from a bygone era?
Do you remember this verse:
Philippians 3:3 For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.
4. I need to leave my unmentionables off when I come to church so that the Holy Spirit may gain entry? Entry to what? Why? To what end?
Have you been drinking that with which you should have anointed yourself?
5. I should empty my mind and wait for the impartation from the spirit?
Don’t you know that an “empty” house is a perfect place for demons to inhabit? Don’t you know that the Bible expressly speaks against this very practice?
Since I am converted, and have communion with the Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, what would I be doing by "emptying myself" but making way for the original denizens of my heart to return and take residence, and return me to the path of evil! Matthew 12:43-45; Luke 11:24-26
6. I should repeat the same word, or phrase, over and over until I enter a trance-like state and wait for revelation? Why?
Is our God a god of chaos and confusion?
7. I should always do what feels good?! That God wants me to be always happy in this world!?
Don’t you know that without a cross there is no crown? Have you ever read Psalm 50:5, you know, the one that talks about the covenant of SACRIFICE!
8. I should allow some jack-leg excuse for a prophet/pastor to lay his/her hands on me so that I may receive the Kundalini Spirit.
Sir, the only spirit I acknowledge and would wish to have within my being is the ONE AND ONLY spirit known as the Holy Spirit of God? Furthermore, my Almighty God’s Holy Spirit will not cause me to bark like a dog, crawl on the floor like a snake, and spin my head like something out of Friday the 13th!
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour
Lord, help us!
9. I should just read the Bible for its “stories!”
The Holy Bible, as inspired by the Holy Spirit, is not some garbage dime-store novella! It is The Gospel of Truth, and it is The Guide for this life of woe.
Lord, come for Your world!
10. I should not worry about sin because God loves me just as I am - sin and all - and everything will work out at the end!
What hogwash! Have you ever read 1 John 1: 9? You know, the one that say “IF WE CONFESS OUR SIN, He is faithful ...etc.?
Oh, I forgot! The Bible is just stories for you! My bad!
11. Our Father, which art in Heaven - is a woman!
I ask you: “What have I, or any of the other bible-believing Christians in this congregation ever done to you that you deem it necessary to teach and preach practices to us that could only have originated in the pit of hell, and can only lead us into hell in a hand-basket?
Why have you turned from the old way marks?
Do you not fear the True and Living God?
Do you even believe in the True and Living God? Jesus Christ? The Holy Spirit? That there are Watchers and Recording Angels?
Is your need for money so dire that you would teach and preach smooth things to placate a sinful and dying congregation whose ears are so itchy, and whose fear of conviction of wrong-doing causes them to break out with hives, that you would deny Jesus Christ, His precepts and His promises in order that your bank account will be always be filled with cash, and a new car always in your driveway?
Where, Sir, is your conscience?
Don’t you know that a worker should be worthy of his hire?
Don’t you remember that Jesus Christ, Himself, has said that when He comes, He is bringing His reward with Him to give to each person according to what his works have been?
Don’t you know that you can’t plant Indian corn and reap Guinea corn; that you reap exactly what you sow?
Since I fear God, and know that I, too, am a sinner saved by God's Grace, and since there is no desire by me for you to believe that this problem has no solution, following, from the INSPIRED and HOLY WORD OF GOD, are some suggestions to fix what is unfailingly apparent - to those of us in this congregation who trust the Living God - is ailing you at this time:
The first thing that we believe that you need to be reminded of, is:
John 3: 16, 17
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
and that Jesus Christ IS the answer to all that ails ALL humanity!
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
James 4: 7-10
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalms 51: 6-13
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
I Timothy 3:16
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Sir, yours is not a hopeless case! Far from it, for on those occasions when you do allow the Holy Spirit to lead you into His truth, your sermons are sound in doctrine, teach the people, reprove those of us who are slipping, encourage us who are flailing, and comfort us in our hope in God Almighty, and in our waiting for Our Lord, Jesus Christ, to come!
Please, I beseech you, ask Our Almighty God to help you to turn your back on, and walk away from whatever is pulling you down into wonderland, and forward to destruction!!
When you walked full in your faith in God, you led the Lord's flock with honesty and integrity, and I am pleading with you, please turn back to Jesus Christ before it is too late!
Please, do not set your heart on the things of this life for they are all dross.
Please do not believe that you have "made" life to suit your wants, needs and desires! It is a deadly delusion and will cause you to lose the Hope of the Faithful, that is, Heaven with Jesus Christ!
Brother Man, please accept this chastisement, and subsequent words of encouragement, as word given to a beloved son who has strayed, and is wished to return home.
Praying and Petitioning Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in your behalf,
and for the brethren:
Hope, Charity, Love
Temperance, Joy, Peace,
Long Suffering, and Christian
P.S.: Rest easy, and assured, in Psalm 23, Psalm 46, and Psalm 91!