With the past week’s events, I wondered if the pastor of our former church would mention something in his sermon. I thought it might be in his message, but not blunt. Worse case scenerio in my mind was him mentioning us as spreading rumors and mentioning us by name. I listened to the sermon online, and most of the sermon was about Nehemiah, his enemies, and rumors they were spreading to try to destroy his efforts. He got almost finished, and he then mentioned our situation. He mentioned a couple was spreading rumors that the church is emergent. He told the church people if they hear it they are to confront it, and tell the person they are telling lies. They are to tell them basically what they are spreading was “from the pit of hell.” Yep. So, without naming us, (cannot believe we were spared that), we were called liars and our words from hell. I still don’t think we said the church is emergent, but had influences and leaning to that effect. He did mention how the dots were “connected” from one quoted person in sermons to another.
We are officially set free. If someone asks why we left, we’ll tell them what we think, and let it go. What do we have to loose now? If we made a mistake, then why couldn’t we have been dealt with differently? Now we have to NOT retaliate though we feel hurt and angry. We need to pray for this church, the pastors, it’s flock. I really do not know what else we can do at this point.
If we’re so wrong, how come so many people have already left?