Weapons of Battle

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Those of us who attended Beaverton Grace Bible Church certainly know how much the pastor admired and respected John MacArthur.  I have heard first-hand from a pastor at Grace Community that Chuck O’Neal and others went to the Shepherd’s Conference this year as they have gone many years past.

I’d like to remind my readers of a few quotes aimed at me because of Google reviews I posted.  Disclaimer:  You might need sunglasses/earplugs for the online shouting.

DEFAMATION IS A CRIME: It is convenient and crafty to wage a three and a half year war of reviling defamation in which you and those with you ACCUSE THE PASTOR AND CHURCH OF HORRIFIC CRIMES AGAINST GOD AND MEN, to then hide behind 1 Cor. 6:7-8.

FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS JULIEANNE AND THOSE WITH HER, HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN PUBLIC, CHURCH TO CHURCH, AND WORLD WIDE WEB DEFAMATION IN A SELFISH WILLINGNESS TO DISCREDIT GOD, HARM THE CHURCH, HARM WIVES, HARM CHILDREN, AND HARM THE TESTIMONY OF CHRIST’S GOSPEL. 

IN MATTERS OF GREAT DAMAGE TO OURSELVES OR FAMILIES, WE MAY USE LAWFUL MEANS TO RIGHT OURSELVES. WE ARE NOT BOUND TO SIT DOWN AND SUFFER THE INJURY TAMELY, WITHOUT STIRRING FOR OUR OWN RELIEF;

John MacArthur was interviewed by popular blogger Tim Challies.  John MacArthur’s words are very appropriate in light of the lawsuit my former pastor, Chuck O’Neal, has brought against me and three others.  Read what he has to say about public criticism against those who speak/preach publicly:

One final thought to add is this: I believe that it is appropriate to respond publicly to that which has been taught publicly. If someone has published something in a book or on a blog or preached it in a sermon (which has then been made available online), it is now subject to public critique. I certainly believe this is true with regard to my own teachings. Anything I have preached or published (and therefore made public) is consequently subject to public criticism. And I don’t consider my critics to necessarily be unloving just because they disagree with me. In fact, I welcome their feedback, because it is part of the sharpening process.   ( http://www.challies.com/interviews/5-more-questions-with-john-macarthur)

“Harming wives and children?  Discredit God?  Harming the church?  Accuse the pastor and church of horrific crimes?”  All of these strongly worded accusations because I, a mere stay-at-home homeschooling mother of 7, posted reviews on Google that the pastor didn’t like?  All of this talk of war and crime, harming women and children?  I have spent countless hours working with new moms, helping them when they have babies, giving breastfeeding advice, counseling and support for as long as I can remember.  I have loved children my whole life, babysat, began a children’s choir at the age of 19, taught children at homeschool co-ops for years and continue to teach my own as well as work with public high school students on a daily basis.  I’m a danger to mothers and children?   Neither of the last public schools I volunteered with on a daily basis seem to think I’m a danger.  I’ve passed background checks in the states of Oregon and Washington in order to volunteer in public schools.  Dude, I don’t carry weapons, well, I admit to finding Nerf bullets in my pocket every now and then.   Oh wait, do knitting needles count? 

(And yes, I actually got out of my nice bed with electric blanket, walked into the family room to get this shot for you, my beloved readers.)

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I may be freakishly tall and it is a fact that I have red hair and I’ve heard that red hair can intimidate some, but I’m not that powerful to wage a 3-1/2 yr “war” against God.  Does he think I’m that powerful?   The reviews are words expressing my thoughts, feelings, experiences, observations, and concerns.  Simply words.

It’s too bad John MacArthur’s method of looking at criticisms as part of the sharpening process wasn’t adopted instead of wasting precious time, money, and resources from countless people.  

6 comments on “Weapons of Battle

  1. In my opinion Chuck O'Neal is at war with someone regularly. When we first started attending BGBC he would recount some battle he was waging against a pastor in California, then it was the Luis Palau Association, and then the pastors in the Grace Brethren fellowship. These matters would be talked about from the pulpit on Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoons at GBI. "JULIEANNE AND THOSE WITH HER" (this is Chuck-speak for anyone who has ever disagreed with him) has surely been the topic for years now. Again, how sad for those attending this so called church. Is this what he calls expositing the scriptures? Is this feeding the sheep? Ephesians 5:11New King James Version (NKJV)11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

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  2. It seems as long as CO'N has a person or group he can malign, he can keep his cult together (and keep them from looking closely at what he is doing to them!). From Wikipedia "The phrase the enemy of my enemy is my friend is a proverb that advances the concept that because two parties have a common enemy, they can work with each other to advance their common goals. Often described as an Arabic proverb, there is also an identical Chinese proverb." How easy it is to revel in your own righteousness as long as there is someone who appears less righteous around! Lord, may we resist this ploy of the devil in our own lives with your leading.

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  3. The following is part of a BGBC blog post titled, "Holiness vs. Entertainment-2". Read the extremely discerning comments from 'Jason's father':"Your position seems to focus on your position as a pastor in a local congregation and somehow that has translated into a position over the entire body of Christ. The role of a human under-shepherd is to lead people to the Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, and teach them how to be His disciples, in submission to Him and His authority. “Hyper-authoritarian leaders, instead, lead people to themselves, and indoctrinate them to be their followers, in total submission to them and their authority. In essence, these dominating shepherds teach they are the church-members' de facto lord, master, and savior, rather than Christ.” Though you write of Christ and the Holy Spirit, and while your writing is generously sprinkled with Scripture, it communicates “Pastor Chuck” not Christ. Though not yet, you appear to be headed on the path to become one of these hyper-authoritarian leaders."This entire blog post is worth reading. Kudos to Jason's father for having such insight when he seemingly had never even met Chuck. Chuck, if you are reading this, repent of your hypocrisy and may God have mercy on your soul.Church members, get out of that place as fast as you can!

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  4. Yes, that is a very revealing blog post and I will be featuring it soon. It's amazing that someone who doesn't go to the church can see his true colors so clearly with just a few interactions in a blog.

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  5. I wonder if it's even possible to be an "enemy" of God?I am NOT calling humans worms, but isn't the concept of man waging war against God similar to an earthworm waging war against US?

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