Pastor John you asked me to expand my comment that I said in the very beginning of my blog, “Where we go when we Die.” I originally wrote about the Pastors who were not doing their job, just the opposite and stupidly grouped all Pastor in the same assemblage. That was a mistake and I ask forgiveness to every Pastor who is line with God. Let me start at the beginning.

At first, I would like you to know that I was a Jew looking for Jesus at a very early age. My blog “Restless Love.” There I was, of my own volition, sitting in a Kingdom Hall.I stayed for 15 yrs. I had many good friends and hated to leave, but couldn’t wait to go. This happened in 1990.

My experience with the Jehovah’s Witness told me it was a cult, without a doubt. When you leave a cult, you carry the residual teachings that were drummed into your head,  but no not me, (never me) . I shook it off and went on. Consequently,  I dealt with the deeper questions I had, like the “Trinity,etc.”I had so many questions because my quest for God is even stronger. I ask Him to reveal Himself to me thru the scriptures, and he does. Lately, I have been chastised.

So, I began my search for the deeper things and the answers to my many questions.This is strictly based on my experience with my last Pastor. In my eyes, the scriptures seemed to contradict themselves. That thought was 11-yrs ago. Since then I have been busy, but my pride got in the way again. therefore, for ten yrs I have been studying the Bible, God’s Word, “The New King James Study Bible.” I use other sources, i.e. ‘ e-Sword and The Bible-On-Line for a few. Randolph, from the Bible on-line gave me more information than I asked for. However, it comes into this, by way of the Pastors that are “Reformed.” But that is for another time.  

For now, I am trying to explain what I really meant that totally came out the wrong way. Will you please forgive me? I was in a Church that God wanted me to stay in when I wanted to leave. It was one of those God moments. 

My friends and I from Church used to get together once a week to look into the deeper things. I would give them copies of my blogs, doctrinal too. They had no clue and that totally shocked me. Theses women were between 65 to 86 – yrs old. My blogs have the scriptures quoted, because I am not stupid, (pride again), what makes me think that the reader will even crack open a Bible? One day we found out something horrendous that was going on in our Church. Since we were the “core” women of the Church and did not gossip, we were the last to find out. It was the last straw, we were going to another Church we had in mind. That evening, Barb called me and read me a passage out of a man’s opinion. But it was scripture. I asked her what the book was and how she got it, and she replied, get this:”I was given this book and told not to read it!” What?! However, what she read me made sense. it was under protecting your Church. Basically he quoted Colossians 3:14. it admonished us to stay, even though the Pastor did not have communion. Was into politics more than the Word and worst of all did not know the scriptures. I called him out on two scriptures he said wasn’t true even though the Bible was clear about it. I did this in private and then I found out he was telling people bad things about me that were not true. I can give you many instances that he would slight me and God would turn it around. Anyway, this is the kicker. I told Barb if she was told not to read the book, why follow it. However, we could not get past the scriptures. So I went to bed praying about this and when I woke up, I saw the book in my mind’s eye in my back bedroom, it matched the decor. I ran back to the room and there it was. I called Barb immediately and we decided to stay and just go for the friends. I was the edify person, I greeted people and wished them a warm welcome. I really enjoyed that. Need I say they are all gone now., even Barb. Maybe I should write about how bad this man was behind the scenes, but no not a good idea, I am in enough trouble. But in the end God pretty much told me firmly it was time to go. You need to read my “Breaking thru Brick Walls, an Easter story.”

My real heart was telling me to write these blogs and tell everyone how wonderful our God is right from the scriptures, and that is what I did. 34 Blogs full of scriptures on Doctrines, disfellowshiping and all from the Bible. I would interject a few comments and Pastor John that is where I went a little too far. I wrote that all Pastors were pretty much devious and when Pastor Craig read it back to me I was horrified. I have since tried to edit any offending words towards our Pastors, because now I know what a real Pastor (s), does.

The reason, Pastor John, is “there is no excuse, ” but I am putting things straight. I, nevertheless have problems with my friends from another Church coming up to me and calling me a “dispensationalist.” They said you should not take the Bible literally, duh? Where in the Bible is that?

We were all warned that in the last days even the “elect.” would be turned away from their maker.

(Mat 24:15 MKJV)  Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoever reads, let him understand).”
(Mat 24:16 MKJV)  Then let those in Judea flee into the mountains.
(Mat 24:17 MKJV)  Let him on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house;”
(Mat 24:18 MKJV)  nor let him in the field turn back to take his clothes.
(Mat 24:19 MKJV)  And woe to those who are with child, and to those who give suck in those days!
(Mat 24:20 MKJV)  But pray that your flight is not in the winter, nor on the sabbath day;
(Mat 24:21 MKJV)  for then shall be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world to this time; no, nor ever shall be.
(Mat 24:22 MKJV)  And unless those days should be shortened, no flesh would be saved. But for the elect’s sake, those days shall be shortened.
(Mat 24:23 MKJV)  Then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ! Or, There! Do not believe it.
(Mat 24:24 MKJV)  For false Christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders; so much so that, if it were possible, they would deceive even the elect.
(Mat 24:25 MKJV)  Behold, I have told you beforehand.
(Mat 24:26 MKJV)  Therefore if they shall say to you, Behold, He is in the desert! Do not go out. Behold, He is in the secret rooms! Do not believe it.
(Mat 24:27 MKJV)  For as the lightning comes out of the east and shines even to the west, so also will be the coming of the Son of Man.”
(Mat 24:28 MKJV)  For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered.”

I am somewhat careful on what people believe. I try not to correct them unless they are good friends and I have plenty of those. I wrote a book called “Heaven by Attrition.” It is my experiences thru the three major religions I have been thru and where I am now. It is tragic, sarcastic, and funny, not to mention you will never believe in coincidences again. Now I have a question because I finally took my head out of the sand. This would be the “REFORMATION.” This is being preached in our Churches today. It all is about Calvinism. They do not take the Bible literally, and that doesn’t sit right with me. They do not believe in the “Rapture.” I wrote a blog with scripture back-up for that, and many other things our Protestant Churches are doing. I will tackle that in my next blog, God willing. I love you all and again please forgive me. Deb

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