...in an upscale neighborhood, away from the riffraff of urban living in the blighted city of Niagara Falls, NY, where, in his own words "It seemed that darkened clouds were enveloping the city, churches closing their doors, jobs gone [people with no money to tithe!], people gone, [therefore a surplus of great spacious houses available at much less than half the cost and at an arm's-length away from the church, Calvary Baptist Church of Niagara, which would save on gas, but, what does that matter: it is the church's van they drive!!]," he said, "This city needed more light. [therefore he chose to live some four miles away in an upscale neighborhood, just two months after getting his very first position as a church pastor, back in 2008!!]."
A GOOD SHEPHERD, INDEED!!
By the way, a mission church is one that is not self-sustaining, and depends on the charity of other churches throughout the country to survive!
Well, I have been too busy to bother with the barrage of stupid comments I had received from one who courageously announces himself as "Anonymous," which, just from the "knowing" responses, I know to belong to Matthew Furan, but, just so no one can say I had no reply, here goes!
Here are the comments that I had not viewed in detail before and nor do I care to engage in a back and forth with a lousy COWARD like Matthew Furan, who slithers in the dark under the ANONYMOUS banner, thus I have removed such availability from my blog!!
Funny that he is now SO OBSESSED BY THIS BLOG that he is even PREACHING FROM THE PULPIT, LYING ON THE PULPIT, that there be those persecuting him, ANONYMOUSLY!!
No, Matthew Furan, anyone defending the true word of God need not fear, nor will they hide! They are to EXPOSE the WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING THAT YOU ARE! By the way, I am certain that no one has missed my name right here on my blog! Otherwise, just how would have some contacted me, privately abut this matter?! You see, I am even listed!!
Unlike you, Furan, who would never make a directory available for the 32 months you were there at Calvary Baptist church of Niagara, IN SPITE OF MY OFFERING TO HELP PRODUCE IT, AND WHATEVER ELSE THERE WAS NEEDED IN THE OFFICE!! No! You did not want your address to jump at the sheep you are presumably shepherding! Not exactly living among them, are you, as your stirring sermon professed a true shepherd does?!!
Actually, here you expose yourself: YOU YOURSELF SAY YOU ARE NOT A TRUE SHEPHERD! YOU CHOOSE TO LIVE IN THE HIGH AND MIGHTY PLACES, while the sheep struggle below!! It is awesome, isn't it?! Your own words denounce you to be a WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING!! HA HA HA HA!
By the way, if you plan on removing those sermons, as you do, regularly, so you can "recycle" them and need not preach anything new, also because you love "revising history!" other than using other pastor's sermons, know that I have downloaded them, and plan on using them AGAINST YOU,... sometime soon!!
One has to know that such comments did not appear until I stated in another post Wisdom is too high for the fool that Matthew Furan advertises himself to be! that THERE HAD BEEN NOT ONE PERSON TO DEFEND THIS FILTHY PIECE OF GARBAGE! Then, lo and behold, this "ANONYMOUS" barrage came within a 24-hour period, all with his own signature of lying and excuses! He is so very dumb!
My responses are in bold blue!
This man's belief of the church is wrong, he ascribes to the Universal Church Theory. The church is always a "called out assembly."
I am curious if you listened to the message, "To give or not to give." The exegesis and exposition and application of the text was homiletically correct and accurate. Plus, this pastor only mentioned money once out of a 50 minute messsage and the mention of money (tithe) only lasted 20 seconds. It seems he was preaching on your responsibility to the Gov and giving glory to God, whose image we are. Your motives are wrong and accusations are wrong. This by far, is the greastest message on this text that I have heard.... more than I can say for you and what I have read on your blog.
The antique couch was donated by a family in the church. Goes to show how ignorant you are with misleading information.
It was necessary that they travelled as they did. It was required by Sri Lankgovernemnt. It is a closed country and their Visa required them to leave every six months. Try doing some investigation first, before you accuse someone.
This sermon has totally taken this verse out of context. The first rule of Homiletics is, When you depart from the context, you depart from your authority...
Are you so ignorant that you do not know that Jesus builds His Church, not us? It is Gid that places members in the body... As it pleases Him! But I would not expect you to understand. The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God... You have no evidence that you are saved... Just a blog with others information that they have studied...
It is evident that you have not studied for yourself. All of the info on your blog contains research from others. Just another follower of everyone else. How many have you reconciled?
Just because your son killed himself because you are so crazy, it does not give you the right to make yourself feel better to find imaginary fault with someone else... Sounds like you and his mom are two peas in a pod.
Again, you are so misinformed. This pastor spent 3 years in Sri Lanka and came home on furlough to report back to his churches. During that time his wife was diagnoses with pancreatic cancer and under counsel from many pastors he stayed back so his wife could be treated. There were three men in the bible institute over there that were trained for the ministry.. I would be interested as to where you received all your information.
Grace teaches us to go beyond the Law. 2 Cor 8 and 9 teach that. Tithe was instituted before the Law ie,, Abram and Isaac also tithed BEFORE the Law was even instituted. New Testament grace taught the church in Jesusalem to seel everything and lay it at the apostles feet... much more than the Law required... I would not want your grace, which is menial and miserly,
With all these accusations, you have not manifested any proof to back up your claims. You only have words given by people.. It seems to me that you are just another lady who is infatuated with another pastor.. Your rants and mussings are characteristic of such..