There have been many mis-understandings and rumors surrounding my running away from 'home' (I put this in quotations because it is no longer my home)
I would like to put some of these to rest.
-It has been said,that I "Ran off to [province] to be with a [guy I had a crush on]"
* I left in November of 1998 and did not see this *guy* until February 1999. He and I only dated for about 6 months before it was over.
-It has been said, that I failed a polygraph test.
*I actually never took a polygraph test, such things are not accepted in a court of law and they are VERY fallible.
* Whether innocent or not, a polygraph could show something completely opposite of what the person in question is trying to prove/disprove.
-It has been said, that my parents paid for the few months that I was attending Canadian Baptist Bible College (non-accredited school)
*I was a full-time janitor for the Pembina Valley Baptist Church for the duration of my time at the college, therefore I was able to pay my OWN way. (I have the reciepts to prove it)
-It has been said, that I 'chose the way of the transgressor'
* My father put his finger in my face and told me I "Had to make a choice, either you choose God's way(which is to obey your mother and I and our authority over you and honor our decisions for you), or you choose the way of the transgressor!"
When I told him that I could NOT make that choice because I thought that what he was doing wasn't right, he yelled at me again and said "you HAVE to make your choice!!"
Through my tears, I looked him in the eye and said, "I guess I choose the way of the transgressor."
These are only a few of the things that have been said about me and my situation. I do NOT wish to harm the 'cause of Christ', but that is the very reason I have chosen to write this blog.
Sin is sin, and we need to recognize it as such!
Lying is a sin, and yet it is treated as though its an acceptable thing to do?!?!
According to the Bible, lying is included with murder as an EQUAL sin.
Revelation 21:8 (KJV)
But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
I am VERY happy with where I am right now, do I have things I need to work on in my personal life? ABSOLUTELY!!!
We are ALL at different levels of maturity in our growth and walk with God.
This isn't about 'right fighting', this is just me...Laura Kay Sterk (Sullivant) putting myself out there and letting people know MY side of the story.