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8/23/2008
Comment #244

“I am also in ministry, and some may say that I am a coward to hide behind a screen name; I admit that, I am afraid — afraid because everything that has been written here thus far is the Truth. There is no conspiracy here. So much deceit and intimidation goes on within the walls of this church to keep the leadership directly under the thumb of the Senior Pastor. It is not a black/white issue. It is an issue of complete and utter submission to the will of the Pastor…not the will of God, but the will of Pastor Cymbala. All the leaders know it, but they, like myself, need this job, and we know that if we don’t conform, we will be OUT, plain and simple. If you dare do anything that ticks him or his offspring off, they will call you in, “question” your commitment to the ministry, and usually, fire you on the spot and then just say, “Trust God, He’ll provide”, while you go file for unemployment. I’ve seen it happen a thousand times, and it will continue to happen unless someone braver than I takes all of this seriously enough to finally confront the Pastor, if they can even get him to listen, which is highly unlikely….they will be branded “disobedient, troublemaker, conspirator”, etc., because that is how abusive leadership operates…by fear and intimidation. We leaders do speak amongst ourselves, and yes, we are hypocrites. We smile and praise the Lord while we live in fear of retaliation if we dare speak our “own” mind. So you naysayers out there…..you know not of what you so eagerly defend. But God knows, and the day of reckoning is coming. Not because of this blog, but because God is a just and loving God, and pride comes before the fall. I wish Pastor Cymbala no harm; I just pray that God will get a hold of his heart and show him how pride and self-interest have corrupted a once very godly man. He is not evil, he is basking in the glory of his own hype, and lives in a fantasy world where HIS word is law. God is a jealous God and will share his glory with NO ONE, not even PJC.”

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