Wednesday, March 23, 2011

To My Sibling (ATTENTION Anonymous 10:56am)

Due to a recent comment made under my last post @ 10:56am, I feel the need to write this to the sibling that is referred to in that comment.


    Do NOT worry about family and friends, you have SO MUCH extended family that will be beside you no matter what! And as for friends, if they ditch you for leaving our father's church they were never your true friends anyway.

    I know more than anyone out there what you will be facing. The verbal/spiritual attack that is headed your way will feel like more than you can handle.

    BE STRONG!! God is not cruel, He will be beside you all the way. We are ALWAYS given a way of escape!

    My family and I don't live very far from you, our names are listed in the white pages under Jason & Laura Sterk in Steinbach,MB.

    I LOVE YOU !!!

To All Those Who Are Reading This Post,

Please watch out for my siblings that are still there, they will need your support now more than ever! 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13,2011

I can't help but wonder...

Why has no one cared to check up on my grandparents??? Jerry and Sharon Sullivant?

Why is it, because my father is a pastor of a large church he is 'allowed' to yell and scream at HIS own parents just because they refuse to shun their grand-daughter?

1 Tim. 3:1,8

  1 - Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren.
  8 - But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Ephesians 6:2-3

2 - Honour they father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 - That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Why is it that my father, my mom, and their eldest son, are 'allowed' to send horrible and disrespectful emails/letters to my grandparents with no regard for their health and well-being?

Why was my grandmother unable to even look at one of her great-grandchildrens' face thru a glass storm door?
All because she and my grandpa still have contact with me?


I have been compared to the prodigal son more times then I could even count.

Have you ever even read about the prodigal son?

Here's something to look up...

Luke 15:11-24

-- The ACTUAL prodigal son, asked for his inheritance from his father, and his father gave it to him.

-- The ACTUAL prodigal son, took that inheritance and wasted it on bad living.

-- The ACTUAL prodigal son, was so poor he had to eat the pigs' food in order to survive.

-- The ACTUAL prodigal son, realized that he had SINNED against his father in asking for his inheritance early and wasting it on crazy living.

-- The ACTUAL prodigal son's father was outside looking out for his son, and while he was still far away his father RAN and hugged him. (He had been waiting for his child to come home)

I have been told, that in order to have 'Family Restoration', I need to repent publicly both in writing and to the church.

How can I repent for telling the TRUTH?!?!?

I confronted my father in front of the deacons and Dr. Ray Dell (former president of the Canadian Baptist Bible College) Our meeting was to ONLY be between the two pastors that accompanied me, myself, and my parents. My father was the one that told the deacons and Dr.Dell to meet with us in his office at the church.
My father is the one that brought our FAMILY issues before the church.

My brothers say that I am full of lies, yet the only person that they will physically TALK to is their dad. They are just believing what one person says is the 'way it is', meanwhile they do not search out the truth.

I'm not expecting there to be a restoration of my family.
I know that sounds harsh, but the trust that I THOUGHT I had in my brothers and my mother has been almost totally destroyed.
They have chosen to be blinded, and I realize that outside of the Holy Spirit doing His work, they will not see the truth nor the error of their ways.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

To My Sister

Dear Julia,

Because you are not allowed to see or speak to me, I wanted to try and reach you this way.

I don't know what all you have been told, but alot of the things that I have done over the past 9 years was to ensure that you were and would be protected.

I miss the nights that you would ask to sleep in my room with me, I remember many nights that I would watch you sleeping and praying that God would not allow me to forget how you looked and the connection we had.
Even though there was almost 13 years between us, I'd like to think that even years cannot seperate the bond that sisters have with eachother.

I remember that you LOVED to play with your dolls and have tea parties with them, that was never really my thing...Horses and anything outside was more me.
I can totally picture you and mom upstairs in the attic having your own little tea party together, I thought that was really cool that my mom had finally had her little princess.  :o)

I want you to know, that you are more than welcome to get in contact with us at ANY time. We will welcome you with open arms and our home is yours whenever you need it.

I always have and ALWAYS will love you,

Love, Laura

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What Does The Bible Have To Say ?

Proverbs 27:5-6

5 - Open rebuke is better than secret love
6 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

1Timothy 5:19-20

19 - Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
20 - Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear

Proverbs 28:9-10

9 - He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
10 - Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in posession.

1 Timothy 3:1-7

1 - THIS is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
2 - A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3 - Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4 - One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5 - (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6 - Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 - Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

1 Timothy 3:8

8 - Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9 - Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10 - And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.
11 - Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12 - Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.

I have to say, that I am disappointed that people seemed to almost completely ignore what I wrote in my previous post.

Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, and there are many things written in the Bible that ARE left open for interpretation.
HOWEVER, when it comes to the office of both a pastor AND deacon, I believe that it is pretty-well set in stone.

We as brothers and sisters in Christ need to take a step back, and realize that EVERY word that we say in OPINION that may offend  another sibling in Christ IS SIN!

Romans 14:21

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

When we get caught up in what Bible version is the 'right' one, what denomination is the 'right' one, etc; We will lose sight of the Truth. Which is that Jesus died for ALL mankind!

He was no respecter of persons

Acts 10:34

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

We should never make accusations nor ASSUME that we know a persons entire story,

Pastors are human... JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE!They have just as much of a sin-nature as ANY one of us.

Even the apostle Paul (who was never married) battled with the flesh.

Romans 7:18-19

18 - For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.
19 - For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 

To put someone other than God on a pedestal is wrong, if you are going to believe the Bible...You MUST believe ALL parts of it, not just the ones that might agree with your situation.

If you believe that God is telling you something (either in your heart or over a pulpit/teachers' desk) , IT WILL NOT CONTRADICT ANY PART OF THE BIBLE!!!