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Ramon Maldonado
8/13/2008
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“Hi there. As you can see I am not hiding and will never hide who I am for I am not ashamed. Many who read this post know me for my teaching at the “Foundation Bible” classes from many years at BT. My wife sang faithfully for over 30 yrs in their choir. Have I seen things that are disagreeable? Of course I have. Have I been offended by the leadership? Of course I have. Many of the slights or corrections were necessary so that I could bear the “peaceful fruit of righteousness”. Other times I was hurt could have been oversights. But we always, I always, went to them in private, as indicated in scripture. Scripture also indicates that if you take the matter in private and they refuse to listen to counsel, then you take a witness, and if they still refuse then you rebuke them openly before the whole body with the hope that they would repent and their soul be saved. Our family no longer attend BT because there are things we can no longer bear to see or experience. There is only so much pain our souls can bear. The Holy Spirit has the power to touch any heart to cause them to repent, I needed to repent because I held bitterness toward the leadership and Pastors, and bitterness is “enmity against GOD”. I don’t need to be HIS enemy, I always want to be his friend. I also want to walk into the fullness of His purposes for “we are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works which he has prepared beforehand that we may walk in them”. PRAY for pastor Cymbala for it is the Lord who has built and will continue to build HIS house. If there is sin in the camp, the Holy Spirit will drive it out, and provoke the greatest revival man has ever witnessed. Lets keep our eyes on the author and finisher of our faith, and let us behold the Glory of God in the face of Jesus.”

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