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Nazarene Remnant Church of God

The Code of Silence and the doctrine of the Respect of Persons
shall not prevail in the Nazarene Remnant Church of God.

 

By Brent and Suzanne T.,
January 15, 2001

 

Source: http://geftakysassembly.com/Articles/AssemblyTeachingPractice/CodeOfSilence.htm

 

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Perpetuating Commitment To a False Religious System

 

My family and I recently had the experience of leaving, after 17 years of involvement, what would, by some, be termed an abusive church. I use the term "abuse" to describe what happens when leaders, in the name of God, the Bible, and with false spiritual authority, seek to meet their own needs, or the needs of a cause, at the expense of and to the detriment of the individual members of the group. In other words, the needs of the shepherd outweigh the importance of the lives of the sheep. 

 

During the months preceding and immediately following this life-changing decision to leave, many memories and realizations flooded my mind. It was as if hidden memories flashed back all at once, while at the same time, the scales fell off my eyes and I could see for the first time. During this truly revelatory experience, my wife and I asked the same questions over and over: "How could this happen?" "Why didn't we see this?" "Why didn't someone say something?" "Why didn't we speak up?"

 

And finally, after we had left and were seeing somewhat more clearly, "Why are they so blind? Can't they see how ridiculous this is?"

 

(Read Brent and Suzie's complete story here »)

 

After reading many books about cults, theology, mass movements, and abusive religious systems, I have come to find out that the questions I was asking and the experiences I had were uncannily similar to those of others who had been involved with cults and intensely legalistic churches. 

 

How are these groups able to blind the most sincere Christians to the point where they become insensitive to gross, blatant abuse? How do these groups teach the members to excuse, ignore and even defend the leaders who use, abuse, fleece and injure their flocks? Why does this sort of thing go on openly, while many members are unaware there are any problems at all?

 

Hopefully, in this essay, I can shed light on and help answer some of these questions. Before going further, I must express my gratitude to the authors of the many books I have read that touch on these issues. Some of the ideas expressed below are not my own, but are borrowed. I will give credit where it is due when adopting someone else's idea.

For the most part, I was amazed that the books I was reading were not about my particular church and me, but about entirely different groups. The authors had never heard of the group with which I was involved, yet they were describing my life with frightening detail. Yes, as long as there have been sheep, there have been wolves. The tactics of predator and prey have not changed since the beginning.

 

The primary mechanism at work in these false systems is what has often been called, "the code of silence." This phrase is well known. It has been the title of movies, and has been used by lawyers to describe how harassment and abuse is covered up in the workplace. Everyone is familiar with the concept. In spite of our familiarity with "the code of silence", this code is exactly what needs to be inculcated early on in every member's mind in order for a leader to carry out his agenda without having to give account for abuse that might be perpetrated.

 

A code is a system of principles or rules, written or unwritten. Written codes of behavior are common in everyday life. People know where they stand and what is expected of them under this kind of written code. It is unlikely that anything sinister or unethical will be in a written code, because when plainly exposed to objective reason and standards of decency, the code would be rejected outright.

 

If there is some aberrant or extreme idea expressed in a written code of behavior, then people are forewarned and have the freedom to avoid the system that puts forth the code. The military, certain occupations and various associations all have written codes, which must be adhered to by those who freely choose to join the group. This is all above board and involves no coercion or manipulation.

 

It is the unwritten code that causes problems. There is no need to hide what is proper and appropriate. We only seek to hide what is not appropriate or improper. John 3:20-21 In my particular group, the written code that was in effect was the Word of God, the Bible. However, the more powerful, unwritten code was, "Never say anything to expose, embarrass, correct, humiliate or disparage the ministry or leaders for any reason." In other words, keep silent about problems. It was fine to talk about personal shortcomings, or sin in one's own life, but it was not a good idea to talk about problems the group's leaders or practices were causing.

 

To be sure, this rule, or code, was never said as plainly as written above. Certainly it was never written, but it was hinted at frequently. The main way it was taught was by observing what happened to people who unwittingly broke The Code. Johnson and Van Vonderen describe this very well in their book, The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse. When people break an unwritten rule they quickly learn all about it, because of the way the leadership of the group reacts.

 

Assembly Example of the Code of Silence

 

I will give a real life example of this by relating the way the leadership of my group reacted in one of many abusive situations:

 

The "Worker" in my group, who was basically a leader over the other leaders, was guilty of all sorts of domestic abuse, for many years. His reputation in the community was terrible. His behavior in the gathering was substandard on every level when compared to the bar of participation that was applied to everyone else. He smoked cigarettes, yelled, falsely accused people and many other things that were inappropriate.

Amidst all this, he showed up to a Bible study with a black eye, and deep scratches on his face. His wife also had a severely bruised and bloodied face, with a black and blue neck. This was due to a severe episode of domestic violence where he attacked his wife and she defended herself. He explained to people who asked that he merely had an "altercation." He did not say what this "altercation" was. He preached the Bible study that night, with the bruises and scratches in plain view.

 

At the time there were more than people living in his home for the purpose of being "trained" to serve God. I am sure the reader would agree that this sort of behavior is outrageous and disqualifies a man like this for Christian service. Certainly, the written code of my church, the Bible, has much to say about this sort of sinful behavior.

However, the unwritten code said that this was OK. Not only was it excusable to beat one's wife, but it was very serious and sinful to discuss or expose the husband who beats his wife. Why? Because to do so makes the leader and the group look bad.

 

A woman living in their home who witnessed the beating followed the written code, the Bible, and went to the leaders of the church and told them that she, along with others, was an eye-witness to the violence. Furthermore, she had witnessed many other such things in that home. She said that this man's family was dysfunctional, which was absolutely correct. All the leaders immediately told her to keep quiet about it.

Her character was then assassinated. She was labeled divisive, a wolf in sheep's clothing, a predator, an unstable woman, a worker of iniquity and many other slanderous names. The very man who had beaten his wife denounced this truth-teller from the pulpit, with his bruises in plain view. A week or so later, she was ex-communicated and other members were told to avoid her.

 

The day before she spoke up, she was known as a real "servant of God." She was paying rent to this abusive leader, while living in his home and helping to home school his children.

 

The day after this leader beat his wife, after she did the right thing by speaking up, the unwritten code was applied and she was silenced. Those who watched the events unfold learned very quickly that you never, ever say anything against a leader. The perpetrator of the abuse was asked not to do it again; the woman who spoke out against it had her whole life ruined.

 

(Read this whole story here »)

 

The reader might wonder why people put up with this nonsense. People knew there was domestic abuse, but it did not register in their consciences because they had long ago been taught the "Code of Silence." The unwritten Code of Silence was taught from the very first moment a potential member made contact with the group.

 

Not Getting the Real Image

 

When a visitor comes to an event in the church I used to belong to, they see a small, tight knit group of people who meet simply, seem to know their Bibles very well, sing enthusiastically, dress formally and who are seriously active in all kinds of service. This looks great at first, and causes many people to mistake this conformity for real spirituality. However, what a visitor does not see or hear is all the murmuring, grumbling and disappointment that the members have. The image they see is not real, but contrived.

 

Many of the members of our old church were unhappy. Some of them had a close friend in the group they could complain to, but everyone was very careful not to let any negative feelings be aired in public, for fear of betrayal to the leaders. In public, it was all "Praise the Lord! I am rejoicing!" Only in private, to one trusted friend did the truth come out.

 

But many members did not have a close friend with whom they could confide, because "special friends" were absolutely discouraged. Special friendships were seen as a potential source of division. Consequently, members remained utterly silent about their innermost problems. Many members may have tried at one point to speak to a leader, but then, due to the unwritten rule, have chosen to keep quiet ever since.

The result was that when a visitor had been coming out long enough to begin to think seriously about joining the group, they had no idea that things were not as they seemed, but unhealthy. After they had made an emotional investment in the group and had experienced the tremendous outpouring of support for doing so, new members became willing to adopt the group's lifestyle to some degree.

 

Sooner or later, they will see something that does not seem right. They may freely point out this problem, at which time they run up against the unwritten rule, the Code of Silence. They soon find out that all of these "spiritual" people, who are discipling them into a "deeper " walk with God, are in agreement with the Code of Silence. The members try to make The Code seem good, and normal, even Biblical.

 

The new member must now make a choice: Do what seems right and stand for the truth, or "trust God" and do what the rest of the group is doing. Real Christians trust God, right? Trusting God should not violate one's conscience however. After one or two experiences of ignoring and searing one's conscience, it becomes easier to do so in the future.

 

Indeed, it must be done frequently in order to keep from having severe emotional stress when faced with future abuse. Unfortunately, searing the conscience only postpones and amplifies emotional stress. In time it will come out like a flood and may seriously damage the faith of many.

 

Expanding Biblical Definitions

 

Another powerful tool that was used in our former church was a liberal definition of the Biblical ideas of gossip, criticism, and "causing divisions." We will discuss the Biblical definitions below. In the Code of Silence, these definitions are distorted in such a way that they can be used as spiritual bully clubs to enforce the unwritten code.

 

The Bible is supposed to be handled like a sharp two-edged sword, or like a surgical scalpel. It is never to be mishandled in such a way that it is used to manipulate or coerce people to "toe the line."

 

"A talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter" (Proverbs 11: 13). In this verse, the talebearer is one who reveals secrets, not one who reveals what is done in public. Webster's defines gossip as revealing matters of a personal or intimate nature. In other words, it isn't anyone's business that a member of the church has hemorrhoids. To reveal this to someone else might result in embarrassment and humiliation. It is gossip. The only purpose for revealing this type of personal information is to harm the innocent. A faithful friend would conceal this sort of thing, not reveal it.

 

However, if I were to see a church member using illegal drugs, beating his wife, stealing, or some other public sin, and I were to reveal this, it would not be gossip. In fact, we are admonished to "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5: 11. If, after entreating my brother, he refuses to repent of gross sin, I am obligated to expose it. Matthew 18: 15-20. To conceal this matter is to have fellowship with darkness.

 

Allowing gross sin, especially in a leader, to continue will result in a false "church" where everything looks good, but is entirely lacking in spiritual life. The members will suffer, but will not know the reason for their heaviness of heart. The Code of Silence, with its new definitions, ensures that sin remains hidden, where it can do the most damage. 

 

In our church, gossip was expanded to mean anything bad about a leader, whether true or not, whether public or not. If I was caught telling the truth about a leader I was admonished not to gossip. We were frequently urged to refuse any sort of "gossip." To be specific, we were emphatically taught to shift blame by stopping our ears and saying, "That is gossip and sin, I won't hear any of that; now lets pray about your sin of gossip." In time, everyone policed himself or herself with regard to the unwritten rule. They instinctively knew from experience when something would be considered gossip and avoided the pain that would come if they told the truth.

 

Also, many falsely believed the Bible really did say that telling the truth was gossip. We were so zealous for God, there was no way we would let Him down by committing the terrible sin of gossip. In this way, many members did not know how corrupt their leaders had become, because no one talked about what was actually going on. The new, expanded definition of gossip was in opposition to the Bible, which we publicly claimed to follow. Our tradition, like the Pharisee's, negated the commandment of God.

 

What is so very interesting is that to this day, there remains the most efficient grapevine of stories, murmuring and yes, gossip in that church. There is no such thing as confidentiality in a system as described above.

 

Criticism was a grievous sin. We were taught that if someone had a critical spirit, they were not able to receive revelation from God. Criticism, it was said, was a form of "biting and devouring" one another, which the Bible clearly teaches we are not to do. However, the Bible does not actually teach that we should not be critical. In fact, the word criticism does not appear in the New Testament. Certainly, a person who is extremely critical, and only finds fault with everyone and everything is not demonstrating the Spirit of Christ. This type of person has a much greater problem than merely being critical. We are to bear with such a one, and help them get victory over this type of sin.

 

However, if we expand the definition of criticism to include such things as paying attention to the preaching and noting when something is wrong, or drawing proper conclusions about a leader's sinful behavior or pride, then we find that Scripture says, "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world" (1 John 4:1). The word "test", in the above verse, means to try, to prove, to discern, and to approve. It is the idea of criticizing, with the view of approving what is right. Clearly, the Bible teaches that we should exercise criticism, especially with regard to leaders and teachers.

"Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear" (1 Tim 5:19-20). How can an elder be accused or rebuked if he is above criticism? With unwritten rules like The Code of Silence, it is impossible to follow the Bible. Consequently, abusive leaders are never held accountable and all sorts of terrible things take place.

 

The verse immediately following the above says to do all things without showing partiality. Contrarily, The Code of Silence operates in a multi-tiered way that resembles the Hindu caste system. The more important a leader is perceived to be, the less he can be criticized, while a lowly "brother" can be told what to wear, where to live, who not to marry, how much money to make, even what to eat or drink. To expand the Biblical definition of criticism in this way is to encourage people to check their brains at the door and to open their minds to any sort of teaching that comes along. Saying "Amen" and pretending agreement becomes more important than being a "noble Berean. "

 

Stressing that we were not to have our own opinions constantly bolstered this definition. Expressing an opinion that was at odds with the official group view was critical. This was "leaning on our own understanding,” which we were told not to do. This was coded language for, "Do what the leaders say." Biblically speaking, leaning not on our own understanding means getting God's guidance through the Bible. We are not to do what everyone else is doing, but should find out what God has to say. This does not mean that we must do whatever our superiors say, neither does it mean we may act with impunity; there is a balance and reasonableness in biblical Christianity.

 

People, who spoke out against wrongdoing, breaking the Code of Silence, were quickly admonished that they were being divisive. This label produces real fear in members who have agreed to The Code, because in Roman's 16 it says that we should shun people who cause divisions. Shunning those who break The Code serves to keep other members from hearing the truth. "Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them" (Rom 16:17). Biblically, the person who causes division is one who teaches false doctrine. In the case of the passage above, the false doctrine had to do with the Gnostics.

 

However, it is not limited to them in application, except that it refers specifically to doctrine, not just to people whom Paul didn't like. Perhaps the doctrine is not false, but extreme emphasis is placed on it to the point where it causes a division, interrupting Christian fellowship. An example of the former would be one of the groups that deny the deity of Christ. This is false doctrine and has resulted in numerous cults.

 

An example of the latter might be certain Pentecostals, who teach that all believers must speak in tongues. If those who hold this doctrine avoid fellowship with professing Christians who do not speak in tongues, and teach that they are not truly saved; they cause a division. Many believers have suffered shipwreck because, try as they might, they were only able to fake the gift of tongues, tragically concluding that they were not saved. This is the sort of division we must avoid. However, in our former group, the idea of "causing division" was expanded and elastic, able to be invoked to meet any end the leaders might have.

 

In this particular church there was all sorts of strife and murmuring under the surface. Leaders were not in agreement many times. People did not agree with many things that went on, but were compelled to support them anyway. Due to the Code of Silence, there was a pretend peace, and a make-believe unity. As long as no one said anything that was in violation of The Code, this pretend peace and unity was maintained.

 

My wife was asked to give a message at a baby shower. Ordinary events in this church were given profound spiritual significance. Biblical messages and admonitions had to be included in everything. At this shower, my wife had a real desire to talk about Proverbs 23: 26, "My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways." She wanted to communicate that raising children was all about establishing a loving relationship with them, not just disciplining them into good behavior. This idea broke The Code. The chief leader had always taught a strict, authoritarian style of child training and marital roles. He did not even like the word "Parenting", because, to him, it connoted worldly ideas. The church had vigorously adopted and carried out his views.

 

True to form, those who disagreed with the leader kept quiet about it. The idea of a loving relationship was a threat to the make-believe unity, a criticism of this leader’s ideas, and was seen as divisive, because some unhappy mother might start seeking a healthy relationship with her children instead of correcting them all the time. My wife was denounced, her message "clarified" and she was not allowed to share at any more showers. This was after fourteen years of dedicated involvement. At the same time, I shared some "dangerous" thoughts to the effect that a wife does not always have to obey her husband, if it violates her conscience before God, and that God can lead through a woman if He wants to, not just through a man.

The result for causing this sort of division is that we were removed from our responsibilities and were told not to talk about anything pertaining to children or marriage with anyone. Prior to this time we were considered a proper family and were quite involved. What is so fascinating is that there was no real unity at all, only a fake unity. My wife's message did not disrupt anything, it simply shed light on the secret thoughts of the members, who were at that time seeing the leader's adult child rebel, even after a childhood of "training." They had already drawn their own conclusions that were contrary to the leader's views. The division was already in place, whether my wife spoke or not.

 

(Read the rest of the story in Appendix: Excommunicated!!)

 

I remember numerous conversations with different leaders where they related to me that they confessed to something they did not do in order to "maintain the unity." The chief leader would accuse them of lying, which they never did, but in order to "stand" with the brethren, they would themselves tell a lie, by asking this man to forgive them for something they never did. This did nothing to make Biblical unity, only a false peace and a false unity. The Code of Silence insists on and breeds this sort of hypocrisy, because to tell the truth would in some way make the group or a leader look less than perfect.

 

Many messages were preached about how the children of Israel complained against Moses and perished in the wilderness. The leaders assumed the role of Moses, while the members were forced to play Israel. Any disagreement with the leaders was tantamount to disobeying God. Of course, many people disagreed all the time. As long as they obeyed The Code, and did not vocalize their disagreement, everything was fine. If everything looked good on the outside, no questions were asked. Asking questions that had answers that might break The Code was risky business.

 

Numerous Biblical examples were driven home about how bad things befell those who criticized "The Lord's Servant." If someone was labeled "The Lord's Servant," such as leaders, itinerant preachers, etc., then they could say or do almost anything they wanted without having to give account. To question them, or point out error was simply not proper. No one would be allowed to make the leader look less than perfect. This was divisive, under the expanded definition.

 

Our written rule, the Bible, states that all believers are priests and have direct access to God. The Code, however, made it clear that certain leaders were more than just priests and brethren; they sat in Moses' seat and had power over the other members [Nazarene Remnant comment: See our article “Ordination: Ministerial Snake Oil,” here:

 

http://NazareneRemnant.org/ordination-ministerial-snake-oil.html ]

 

Division meant potential ex-communication, which could result in tremendous emotional trauma. For the true believer, ex-communication meant forfeiting their inheritance in God's Kingdom. The leaders actually postured the power and authority to withhold a believer's inheritance! It put real fear into many. What a gross, horrible, arrogant sin! Yet, this goes on to this day. No one speaks of it out loud.

 

The whole system of theology was twisted to enforce The Code. Suggestions were sometimes heard, but only if they were delivered "in the Spirit." If someone became angry, frustrated or worried about the group’s practices, no suggestions from them would be heard because it was taught that these emotions are a sure sign that they were "in the flesh." In my flesh dwells no good thing; therefore to listen to the suggestions of a worried, frustrated member is simply not profitable.

 

No matter how valid the suggestion, or how justified the anger, The Code prevailed. The Code says, "Don't listen to the truth if it is negative. If you happen to hear it by accident, use any means possible to discount the truth teller, and blunt the message."

 

Character Assassination

 

If someone voiced doubts regularly, they were publicly labeled as being bitter, struggling, deceived, divisive, and even mentally ill. This was nothing more than character assassination. Almost everyone who had left this particular church has been painted with this brush to one degree or another.

 

Several years ago a very prominent member left. His entire family was lambasted as divisive, bitter, deceived, etc. His son was openly called a homosexual. This young man had the audacity to break The Code in front of the founder of the group and his chief servants. He was young, angry, intimidated and frustrated, but he told the truth. In order to keep a lid on things he was ex-communicated and slandered. Today, this young man is married with children. He is a pastor and is quite a Bible scholar. He is not, and never was a homosexual. Here are his website and blog.

 

If an abusive church can convince the members that the people who speak up and break The Code are always liars, deceivers, moral reprobates, bitter, divisive, gossips, covetous, mentally ill, and full of other vices, they do much to perpetuate The Code of Silence. After all, what sincere Christian wants to keep company with the sort of people who say negative things about a leader? Who wants to risk friends and family, and even their eternal reward by foolishly speaking up? It is far better, they think, to keep quiet about things and let God take care of it.

 

False Teaching About The Character of God

 

Yes, the ultimate tool used to enforce The Code is a distorted idea about God and prayer. Sometimes abuse is so grievous it just can't be whitewashed over. When this occurs, The Code demands that as little as possible of the sin be admitted to. If you can't keep silent, at least keep quiet. Repentance in this case is always vague; repent only enough to quell the audible murmurs. Members are then told that "details" are not important. What is important is that they all pray, and let God deal with the situation. The problem with actions is that they speak loudly. If the problems were to be actively dealt with, The Code of Silence would be broken. Instead, vague prayer is offered and people are told they should be comforted with the knowledge that God is on the job.

"For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace!' When there is no peace" (Jer 8:11). This false idea of prayer and abdicating responsibility is what God calls "dealing falsely." The unwritten rules that reign over abused sheep, in the final analysis, encourage false and hypocritical relationships with God. The poor deceived victims of systems that operate under Codes of Silence think they are deeply spiritual, when in fact they have a false peace and use prayer and silence as a means of avoiding responsibility. The Code perpetuates their involvement in a false system.

 

If The Code is broken, the captives can go free, which is why false leaders must always enforce The Code. Problems must not be discussed, because then they have to be acknowledged and dealt with. It is far easier to abide by The Code and maintain the status quo. The Code teaches us to act as if everything is just great, even when there may be terrible problems.

 

(Read more on false teaching in Brent's article The Leaven of the Pharisees.)

 

Some members have the wrong idea that they are able to avoid harm in a system like this. They believe that somehow, a little leaven doesn't really leaven the whole lump, but that they will somehow escape and prosper. This is a wrong idea. Denying reality, in Jesus' name, is not Biblical. Their lack of joy and freedom in Christ should serve as a warning, but to express this is in violation of The Code.

 

If this essay struck a nerve with you; if you find yourself suffering under The Code, or some other unwritten rule, there is only one thing to do:

 

“Therefore, putting away lying, let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry, and do not sin, do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.” (Ephesians 4: 25-26).

 

It is high time to speak the truth in love. Yes, it is time to get angry and tell the truth. It is time to expose The Code of Silence and the false peace that it protects. It is time to expose the works of darkness and speak what is necessary for edification.

 

In doing so we must be careful to not proceed out of malice, or bitterness; but out of love for God, and love for the Truth. There is nothing wrong with anger, just don't let it result in sin. God says He is righteously jealous with regard to His people. Therefore, He displays righteous anger. God will give you the strength to stand for the Gospel and to confront the false authorities that plague you. God will also give the grace we need to forgive those who have hurt us.

 

"But if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the foundation and mainstay of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15 ). If the church is to be the foundation and mainstay of the truth, is it proper to not tell the truth, especially regarding public sin in those who lead the flock? Do we really think that God will bless a church that hides corruption, saying, "We have no sin?"

 

Do we think that because no one vocalizes any disagreement we have unity? Can we say that we are the church of the Living God when we know in our hearts that the truth is not welcome? Do we really love the truth even if we stop our ears when we hear something that is negative about our leader or our group? I think that any honest person would answer, "No," to these questions. Isn't it time to walk in integrity before God? Yes it is.

May God grant you to know the Truth and may His Spirit guide you to green pastures.

 

Brent T.
Suzanne T.
January 15, 2001


Appendix:

 

Excommunicated!!

 

Source: http://www.geftakysassembly.com/Articles/FinalWeeks/excommunicated.htm  

 

Editor's note: There is such a thing as Biblical excommunication, however, it should not occur very much at all in a healthy church. The texts referenced below, as well as Matthew 18 and 1 Corinthians 5 are some of the main places we see excommunication in the New Testament. In all cases, the person to be shunned or avoided is one who is either grossly immoral and adamant about continuing in their sin, or a person who is purposefully teaching false doctrine, especially heresy.  Excommunication is never meant to be a tool to silence criticism, cover up sin, take revenge on a person, or to control a person.  There are examples of this latter sort of misuse of the doctrine in the New Testament, namely that of Diotrophes, who "put them out of the church." 3rd John  According to the text, he did this because he was not truthful, and wanted to have preeminence, not wanting to have any accountability with other Christian workers.  In my opinion, the worst way to misapply the Biblical practice of excommunication is for a leader to command that his followers shun members who are telling the truth about sin that the leader is guilty of practicing. This sort of application turns the whole process on its head and violates every principle we see in God's word regarding conduct that becomes Christ. Sadly, this is exactly what is done in The Assembly.

 

By a former member of 17 years: 

 

“Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine, which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.”  Romans 16: 17-18 

 

Warning! The following might be considered by Assembly leaders to be “smooth words and flattering speech.”  If you are simple, don’t read it; you may be deceived! 

 

I am the writer of several articles that are posted on GeftakysAssembly.com Web site. These articles, although a source of great irritation to the Geftakys ministry, are 100% accurate and truthful.  I have repeatedly told the leadership of the ministry that I will publicly recant and correct anything in them that is not true.  I promise to do this swiftly and in a manner that that satisfies those who have been injured by any untrue statements I have made in my articles.  I repeat this pledge, for the 4th or 5th time in this writing. 

The articles have been attacked as “One sided,” and “Half True.” But to date, I have not been informed of anything in the articles that is untrue, except that one of the Full Time Workers, who is paid by the Geftakys family for his services, insists that he does not receive  $60,000.00 per year, but “much less.”  I know for a fact that at least one of the Full Time Workers did receive about 60,000.00 per year, but I am not privy to what the others received.

 

Again, this minor correction does not in any way change the truth of the paper with regard to the secrecy issue, or the fact that there appears to be a great deal of money “out there,” which is clearly the point I was trying to make. Since this was the only “lie” that has come to my attention in the entire time the article has been posted, I thought it best to correct what I previously wrote in order to make it more accurate and reflective of the recent information I have received. For the record, I was not asked to do so by any Assembly functionary, I am taking the initiative for this on my own.  It is highly likely that my new estimate of $20,000.00 is quite low.  Indeed, this would hardly pay for rent and utilities for a family of 4 in my area, let alone automobiles, plane tickets, clothing, vacations, Bibles, toys, computers, household appliances, healthcare, etc.  Again, if this new number is shown to be inaccurate, I will re-adjust it accordingly.  However, I really don’t expect that a Full Time Worker will contact me and say, “That’s a lie! I get more than 20,000.00 per year!” 

 

Now for our topic… 

 

My articles have been up since December of 2000, and have had wide readership, almost exclusively by current and former Assembly members.  This has reportedly resulted in some awkward moments for the leadership of the group.   

 

Due to this, the word on the street is that I am finally being “Excommunicated.”  I am relating this all too true story so that readers can understand what happens in the group when someone has, “A letter read about them,” which is Assembly-speak for excommunication. 

 

First of all, The Assembly practices this sort of thing far more than most other Christian churches do.  On average, in my old Assembly, there was one person excommunicated every other year.  This was in a very close-knit congregation of around seventy adults at its zenith. The reader must keep in mind that only one to three new members join per year on average, so the excommunication rate is extraordinarily high when compared with other churches.  The net result is that the attrition rate of members is greater than 100%.  The current membership of my old Assembly is lower than it has been in 15 years, somewhere around 35 adults, and that in spite of the fact that they have imported “saints” from other gatherings to swell the ranks of late. 

 

Virtually every person who is excommunicated is done so for being “Divisive,” or a “Railer.”  In every case, what this means is that they have said something about The Assembly, or one of its functionaries that is negative.  Even if the negative speech is true, it is still considered divisive if it raises doubt about The Assembly in the minds of current members. This is definitely the case in my situation. 

 

The justification for this process is found in the passage quoted at the beginning of this essay, Romans 16: 17-18.  In this passage, Paul admonishes us to “avoid those who cause divisions.”  This is where the Geftakys group stops reading the bible and starts writing letters of excommunication. 

 

A surface reading of the above passage reveals that those who cause divisions are specifically those who bring a “contrary doctrine.”  This means that if someone is teaching false doctrine, such as denying the deity of Christ, or teaching salvation by works, or some other heresy, they are to be noted, exposed and avoided.  Practically, this is why Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses are not considered part of orthodox Christianity, due to their heretical doctrines regarding the person and work of Jesus Christ and the way of salvation.   

 

In the historical sense, Romans 16:17-20 was written regarding the sect of the Gnostics, who promulgated all sorts of heretical and false doctrine.  The book of Galatians, in chapter 5, verse 20 is the only other place where the word “divisions” occurs in the context of Romans 16. Again, in this case, it is not referring to those who say bad things about the church, but to those who systematically teach heresy. In the case of Galatia, it was the Judaizers who were the divisive agents to be avoided.  As a side note, many people consider Assembly theology to be Galatianism, but that is another story. 

I certainly have not taught heresy, and am not teaching it at present. However, I have been present when David Geftakys taught heresy, in my own house to a group of about 20 saints.  I withstood him to his face, in front of many witnesses when he taught that God did not become a man, in clear contradiction to the most basic tenet of the Christian faith. This “mistake” has since been cleared up, and The Assembly does not teach that Christ was not human.  I think this incident, which is remembered by many, shows that, at least with regard to the deity and humanity of Christ, I am not a teacher of “contrary doctrine.” Nevertheless, it is this sort of divisive doctrine that is referred to in Romans 16:17-18. 

 

There is absolutely no way this passage can be twisted to mean that someone who “blows the whistle,” on a leader by exposing sin or false teaching can be excommunicated, yet this is exactly what The Assembly leadership is doing in my case. Far from preaching a false gospel, I have told the truth, and current members are being instructed to avoid me because of it. 

 

The Assembly has added some “special effects” to further enhance their doctrine of excommunication, which tend to the extreme.  According to Geftakys theology, the leadership in The Assembly is appointed by God Himself, and as such are His representative government on earth.   

 

Using Matthew 18:18   

 

"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (It might be interesting for readers to look at the verses immediately preceding verse 18) 

 

The Assembly leaders teach that if they excommunicate someone, heaven recognizes this executive action taken by the leading brothers and that person is essentially excommunicated, not only from the local prayer and worship meeting, but also from “The Kingdom”.  They go even further, saying that unless this is “made right” with the leadership, the excommunicated one will forfeit his or her inheritance in heaven and not realize the salvation of their souls.  They themselves may be saved, but it will be bare bones, skin-of-the-teeth type of salvation only.  This is in contrast to faithful Assembly members, who will be richly rewarded for their faithfulness and courage to excommunicate  “divisive” members. 

 

In the minds of Assembly members, who subscribe to the divine authority of their leaders, the act of excommunication is a very serious and sober business, which has eternal consequences. 

 

Given the above, one would think that a potential candidate for excommunication would be forewarned of the impending spiritual death sentence to be handed out by Assembly functionaries.  Surely, the one whose eternal soul is in jeopardy has a right to know when heaven has changed its stance, placing them into the “disinherited” category. After all, even the Spanish inquisition gave people a chance to recant before judgment was handed out. 

 

The funny thing is that I was the last person to find out that I was being excommunicated! Someone warned me that this was going to take place, but the leaders never told me.  In order to confirm that this wasn’t just another rumor, I called several people, some who are not even Assembly members in order to confirm that this was taking place.  I then called an Assembly leader, one of God’s appointed leaders, to get the straight scoop, right from the horse’s mouth as it were.  I must confess that I did this partially for information, and partially for fun. 

 

This leader was clearly nervous to hear from me on the phone.  He immediately began to back pedal and said that, “Yes, we are talking about writing a letter, but we have not said anything in public yet…” 

 

I asked him, “If you haven’t said anything, how come everyone knows about it? Is it true?” 

 

He confirmed that it was true, but insisted, “nothing was said in public.” 

 

From my 17 years of involvement, I knew that people who are excommunicated are frequently not informed of the action taken against them.  I have been present many times when letters have been read at prayer meetings that instruct members to avoid certain people and not to speak with them.  I also knew that these people, who are to be shunned, never get copies of these letters.  However, the leader I called was still being trained in some of the finer points of leadership and told me that of course I would get a copy of the letter. He then asked for my address, so he could make sure I received a copy.  

 

I asked him, “It’s only right that I should receive a copy, since the salvation of my soul is at stake, right?” 

 

He replied to the effect that he would make sure I received a copy and then we hung up. 

I knew I would be hearing from him in the next few minutes, because in my former Assembly life, the moment I received a call like the one mentioned above, the first thing I would do would be to call my superiors and inform them of the situation.  This faithful leader did exactly that by immediately phoning the chief leader.  After getting instructions, he called me back, about 5 minutes later and informed me that, 

“You are not being excommunicated, you are being avoided.” He used Romans 16:17-18. 

 

I asked him what the difference was, and he said, “I’m not going to title the letter, but it’s only for the saints, not for you.” 

 

I said, “So am I off the hook then?  Do I still have my inheritance?” 

 

He didn’t answer. 

 

I then asked him if my wife was also to be avoided. He replied somewhat tentatively, “Umm, yes, I think so.” 

 

“What about my kids? If they see the saint’s kids, will the saint’s kids be told to avoid them?” (We live in a relatively small community and this will frequently happen.) 

 

He wasn’t too sure about this and said he would find out.  Apparently God was speaking to one of the other leaders about this topic and not the one I called.  Of course it is only a matter of time, after getting input from George Geftakys that everything becomes clear to all the leaders and they stand in unity regarding my excommunication/avoidance. 

I then asked if I would get a copy of the “avoidance” letter, to which he replied, “No you are not going to get a copy.”  

 

I was somewhat relieved and amused to see that not much has changed in The Assembly.  This practice of excommunication/avoidance makes just as much sense now as it did all those years ago. Very refreshing! 

 

I then asked him on what grounds they were to “avoid” me.  He said that I had been repeatedly entreated to not write things on the Internet, and not to talk to people.  However, the fact is that these leaders, with one exception have never called me or entreated me, even once. I informed the one person who did call me that I would gladly recant and correct anything I said that was not true, and of course, have never been told about any inaccuracies, except the one mentioned above.  In two years, I have received exactly 3 phone calls from God’s appointed leadership, one of which was the callback from the leader mentioned above who needed guidance regarding my excommunication. 

 

It seems to me that a person deserves a little more entreaty and patient admonishment, as the Bible teaches, before his or her inheritance in The Kingdom of Heaven is yanked. 

On further reflection, I suspect that the Geftakys doctrine on excommunication may be designed more as a tool to keep the sheep locked in the pen than to protect them from wolves.  

 

As a Christian who is walking with Christ and in fellowship with other believers, and as a student of the Bible, I recognize that The Assembly has no authority to do what they say they are doing in this matter.  As a former member, who understands the dynamics of the group very well, I am convinced that I am being excommunicated so that the few members who remain will not hear the truth.  The leadership has clearly demonstrated that they care nothing at all about me, or the spiritual health of the members, but only for the perpetuation and preservation of The Assembly. 

 

Of course, there is always the possibility that I have said something wrong. If so, I further re-iterate my promise to publicly correct any mistakes or errors in my writings.  In this event, look for more on this topic. 

 

In the sight of God and men:

 

Brent T.

April 23, 2002 

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I have been warning of what was coming for nearly 20 years and it is not 'coming' any more - it's here. No more excuses from anyone, please. We have to deal with it. We have to draw a line in the sand and say no more.

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"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11: 13-15)


We are Facing Orwellian, Totalitarian Slavery 
 

That's what they want to impose on us. That's the reason behind all the national identity cards, DNA data bases, surveillance cameras, GPS tracking devices in cars and trucks and cell phones, digital micro-chipping of everything from A to Z, Internet surveillance and censorship, telephone taps, body and luggage searches and scans at airports, finger printing of air travelers and bank customers, interrogations at airline boarding gates, intrusive banking regulations, and much more. The Powers That Be are branding and penning up the global "human herd" in just the same way that cattle ranchers tag their cattle herds with ear tags and fence them into feed lots to fatten them up for slaughter. The Powers That Be regard us as their livestock, as their personal property, and they are in the process of branding us, tagging us, and penning us up, so that they can manage us like cattle or swine. Our plight is that stark and simple.

 

So do you want to be a slave or free? That's the question. Because if you want to be free you're absolutely going to have to do something about it. Millions of people are going to have to go outside of their comfort zone, that's the hard truth of the matter, because the status quo is simply not remotely acceptable for people who want to live as free human beings on this planet.

 

Don't imagine that you can just vote in the next criminally rigged election and a new set of corrupt politicians will somehow magically make things better. THEY WON'T. The galling thing is that the Powers That Be have set up a global system to which they insist we assiduously adhere and obey every corrupt dictate they issue, while they themselves flagrantly flout the Constitution with impunity, and never cease massively enriching themselves and their plutocrat cronies, and rolling in corrupt luxury, at our ruinous expense.

 

This pathetic charade will continue only as long as the people permit it, because when the people declare a de facto Jubilee Year, the jig will be up. As a matter of fact, that process is already underway. It is a simple truth that unemployed people cannot service a loan, cannot pay a tax bill, and cannot pay a fine that is imposed on them for failure to do any of the foregoing. So as the unemployed rolls continue to swell, more and more people will simply refuse or fail to make credit card payments, to pay back home, automobile and student loans, and will default on furniture, appliance and pay day loans, and much more. This is already happening and the trend will increase.”

 

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Hidden in Plain Sight 

 


The Manipulated Man

The Manipulated Man book cover.


Are You Laughing Yet, or Would You Forward this Email on to a Friend or Relative? 

The Email "Are You Laughing Yet?"

Pass this very insightful email on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it ... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.


The Plain Truth About Glorious Carbon Dioxide 

"Nature is a self-regulating mechanism that dwarfs any mindless effort to 'control' the amount of CO2 produced by coal-fired utilities, steel manufacturers, autos and trucks, and gasoline fueled lawn mowers. Okay, children, let's all sit up straight at our desks. We are going to begin 2009 with a lesson about carbon dioxide (CO2)." (Alan Caruba)


The Oil, Gas and Energy Crises are Massive Hoaxes  

Lindsey Williams' book cover,

Lindsey Williams, a Baptist minister and author of the 1980's book The Energy Non-Crisis (on line) has been reporting inside information about oil price-manipulation for many years now, and generally the information has been accurate.

According to Pastor Williams, the Globalists are fomenting rebellion as an excuse to raise the oil prices to $150-200 a barrel.

Pastor Williams revealed in his book that the US has huge untapped oil reserves that the elites have known about for decades. After manipulating the oil prices  to around $200 a barrel, we will finally see these US oil reserves opened for production.

The Oil, Gas and Energy Crises are Massive Hoaxes


"Anyone not preaching coming out of the state church and the government system is a false prophet."(Neal King, Iron-Clay.com)


Christ's Flag is The Union Jack 

The Union Jack.

The Union Jack

The Australian and New Zealand flags go back much further than the 200 years you probably are aware of. Notice the most prominent symbol on all these flags is the eight-pointed cross. This 8 pointed cross consists of two different four pointed crosses (the x and the + crosses) that are superimposed!

The Australian National Flag.

Australian Flag

The New Zealand National Flag.

New Zealand Flag

Their heraldic  symbolism goes back 3,500 years; to the time of Moses and Joshua, the great Israelite (not Jewish) Military-Commanders.

The vertical cross on the flag is for the Great Cross that is formed at critical times in the Galaxy, and this is called the Galactic Cross. T  he diagonal cross stands for the Earth Cross. The Earth cross is the cross of the Zodiac, while the Galactic Cross is the intersection of the Galactic Equator with the Ecliptic and its perpendicular axis.

Four times during the Great Year (which is 25,920 years long)--i.e. every 6,480 years--the Earth Cross aligns with the Galactic Cross to form a single four-pointed cross in the sky. This is what will occur on December 21, 2012, which will herald the end of the "Dark Cycle."

For more information download Part I and Part II of Jan Wicherink's "Great Celestial Conjunction Crosses" reports.  These reports are also in our free book The Prophet Daniel and December 21, 2012.

The red on the flag stands for human blood, and the white stands for the Birthright Holy Spirit, which does the work of redemption (i.e. the born-again process), thus changing a sinful human being into a true blue-blood (i.e. the Elect). Blue is the colour of Sirius, and the Creator God of ancient Khemit (Egypt) known as Ptah (who we call God the Father). In this process it is important to know that there are 216 bones in the human body, and the blood is actually made in the bones!

Furthermore, the science of Khemitology reveals that Ptah was referred to as “He Who Comes from the Blue,” and was always depicted with a blue head covering or with blue skin.

What race was Ptah depicted as?

In the depictions of Ptah from ancient Khemit (the proper name for ancient Egypt) “Ptah is usually depicted with Asian eyes, a Caucasian nose, and Negroid lips. He apparently represents many races as the ‘Father’ or progenitor race from Sirius. Ptah became known as Dyas or Zeus to the Greeks, and later ‘pater’ (father) to the Romans: Ptah, Pater, ‘Father Race.’” (Source: Stephen S Mehler’s The Land of Osiris: An Introduction to Khemitology, Adventures Unlimited Press, 2001, p. 180)

It is also noteworthy that Egyptologist’s word for the bright star Sirius is Sopdet (Sp.dt). According to the science of Khemitology, the Egyptologists have it wrong (and I would heartily agree), and the word should be S.pth, which is Sa-Ptah, “The Birthplace of Ptah.” Thus we see the clear connection between God the Father and the eighth planet of the Solar System, the bright star Sirius.

For more information on the names of the Messiah and God the Father, and these flags, see our free book The God Messiah Worships.


The Heraldic Symbolism of the Unicorn on the British Coat-of-Arms

British coat of arms.

The British Coat-of-Arms is the Coat-of-Arms of the 12 tribed Kingdom of Israel and Christ their Rightful KING.

The TRUE Israel People have, on their "Coat-of-Arms", a Lion and a Unicorn which is shown as a white horse "rampant" with one horn. The amber Lion "rampant" on the left-side is the emblem of the two-tribed "House of Judah" and the Unicorn or white Wild-Ox "rampant" on the right-side is the emblem of the ten-tribed "House of Israel", collectively making the 12-tribed "Kingdom of Israel".

The word British is Hebrew. It means "the People of the Covenant" or in other words "the People Israel", whose written Constitution; under that Covenant, that they have rejected to their own loss; is written in the Bible (Israel's Book) that they still swear on to tell the Truth, but whose Constitution, under which there are no poor people, is then foolishly rejected by almost everyone, in favour of inferior and unjust, man-made laws and economics which cause poverty and therefore also crime brought about by deprivation and desperation.

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Compare the imposter Antichrist's Coat-of-arms (below) ...

The Antichrist's coat-of-arms.

The lion facing the East stands for the Zodiacal Sign of Leo, the 12th Sign in the Birthright Zodiac. The unicorn stands for the Constellation of Pegasus in the Zodiacal Sign of Aquarius. Both animals are holding the Shield of Salvation, or the Shield of Damnation, depending upon your attitude to God and your way of life, whether you are in rebellion or submission.

Consequently the Lion stands for the White Crown of Upper Egypt, while the Unicorn stands for the Red Crown of Lower Egypt. While the symbols may have changed, the meaning has remained the same over the Millenia.


The Bible is Not a Jewish Book 

The statement is commonly made, even by those who should know better, that “we Christians owe a debt to the Jews, for we got our Bible, and our religion, from them.” While many people have been deceived into believing this, it is completely false.  Part of the mistake comes from the complete confusion in the minds of nearly all people as to just what they mean by “Jew.” Are they referring to people of a certain race? Or people of a certain religion? For the two are not the same.  There are in Africa today some pure-blooded Negroes who are Jews by religion and there are in China today some pure-blooded Mongolians who are Jews by religion. Likewise, there are some people today who are racially of the stock we know as Jews, but who have been converted to other religions.

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The Bible is Not a Jewish Book


How Many Men are Necessary to Change a Crime into a Virtue? 

“In another pamphlet, entitled How Many Men are Necessary to Change a Crime into a Virtue? Adin Ballou [another champion of non-resistance] says: ‘One man may not kill. lf he kills a fellow-creature, he is a murderer. lf two, ten, a hundred men do so, they, too, are murderers. But a government or a nation may kill as many men as it chooses, and that will not be murder, but a great and noble action. Only gather the people together on a large scale, and a battle of ten thousand men becomes an innocent action. But precisely how many people must there be to make it so?- that is the question. One man cannot plunder and pillage, but a whole nation can. But precisely how many are needed to make it permissible? Why is it that one man, ten, a hundred, may not break the law of God, but a great number may?” (Quoted in Leo Tolstoy’s book, The Kingdom of Heaven Is Within You, p. 6.)


"Don't think for a moment you are going to vote the Illuminati out of office. They control the major and minor political parties. They control the process of government, they control the process of information flow, they control the process of creating money and finally they control Christendom. (However, God controls the hearts of His people.)" (From The Top 13 illuminati Bloodlines, by Fritz Springmeier)
Woe Unto You Lawyers! (and Policemen) 

"Of all the specialized skills abroad in the world today, the average man knows least about the one that affects him most – about the thing that lawyers call The Law. A man who will discourse at length about the latest cure for streptococci infection or describe in detail his allergic symptoms cannot begin to tell you what happened to him legally – and plenty did – when he got married. A man who would not dream of buying a car without an intricate and illustrated description of its mechanical workings will sign a lease without knowing what more than four of its forty-four clauses mean or why they are there. A man who will not hesitate to criticize or disagree with a trained economist or an expert in any one of a dozen fields of learning will follow, unquestioning and meek, whatever advice his lawyer gives him. Normal human skepticism and curiosity seem to vanish entirely whenever the layman encounters The Law.

There are several reasons for this mass submission, One is the average man’s fear of the unknown – and of policemen."



“Telling the story of the rise of Communism [Nazarene Remnant comment: This term Communism needs to be replaced by the word Satanism, because we now know that this term was chosen to hide the underlying devotion to Satan that drives these people. End NR comment] means revealing the histories of the worst of the criminals involved at the time. But this is necessary, for without knowledge of the secrets of evil, we cannot properly develop the good, either. As the Swedish philosopher Henry T. Laurency wrote: ‘Only he who knows evil knows good.’ 
Then we shall appreciate goodness above everything else on earth.Then we may really be able to welcome the truth, even if it is frightening and dismiss lies, even if they are pleasant.” (Juri Lina, Under the Sign of the Scorpion, p. 63)