Dear North Platte Church:
I’m sorry that I did not write you folks sooner. I realize you will be told to tear up this letter, but how can you tell if you should tear it up without reading it in its entirety, and discerning for yourself if that is what you really want to do or not. I no longer have people telling me what to read and not read. God has allowed me this freedom, and you have it also, you only have to exercise it. I apologize for the length of this letter but I am unable to condense it and still tell you my story as to why I left your church.
I am not bitter, nor do I have a bad spirit as some may think or say. I love you all, and hope that someday you will get to know Jesus as your one and only savior. Iola did not make me leave, nor did I persuade her to leave as some of you may be thinking. George did not make me leave, you may all remember how he faithfully brought me to meetings and came and got me. My children had no bearing in my leaving, again you may remember my faithfulness in taking my children to meetings. No, you cannot blame anybody, nor was it the book “THE SECRET SECT”. That book was around for 8 years before I left your church.
Why did it take me so long? Maybe because God had to prove to me that your church was not the true way after all. When one is raised in the truth as I was you don’t give it up easily. However, when you feel God working in your life and you feel God’s spirit, there was a peace, that surprised me, about my leaving the church. I knew it was going to be OK, because God was going to help me through it. He did as he promised. In fact, both Iola and George did not think that I would be able to break away.
Romans 6:23 tells me, “FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD”. There had to be a perfectly sinless sacrifice for the sins of the world. No ordinary human person could be perfectly sinless, so God Himself being the One Who could live in this world in human flesh and never sin, provided a body in which to dwell. Then He paid the penalty by shedding His blood for the remission of our sins; gave us this Gift of Righteousness (Romans 5:17,18,19 ); and if we believe His Word; we are clothed in his righteousness and will live eternally with Him. The 24th verse of Romans 3 continues “through the REDEMPTION that is in Jesus Christ. (This means that the ransom price held against us has been paid and we have been set free from bondage, freed by payment of a price. This is what the Lord Jesus Christ did for us when he died upon the cross.) Even though God’s RIGHTEOUSNESS (Is God’s standard of Perfection. Man’s righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of God). IMPUTATION (Is God’s Righteousness Credited to one’s account). The righteousness of God is unto all that BELIEVE. Example Romans 4:3 and Romans 3:22. This makes Jesus more than an example in whose path I wanted to follow. (I prayed that many times in meeting). He is my SAVIOR. He is also GOD in person. I had never heard that in your church. I really wish that I had. I also know that some people know about GRACE, but they are people who had a foundation in another church. I never did, therefore my mind only knows what I heard in this church. Do me a favor and don’t take my word for this. Then do yourselves a favor and look up this study for yourselves and pray that God will open your eyes to see the real truth.
Yes, God has made his plan known to other people in this world. NOT JUST YOUR CHURCH. I had also learned how to discern what other scriptures was saying, for example in II Timothy 1:9, “who hath saved me and called me with an Holy calling, not according to MY Works but according to HIS own purpose (not the purpose of the workers) and the GRACE which was given to us in Christ Jesus (not by the workers) before the world began.” This was planned long before the workers became known as workers. We are saved by believing in Jesus’ sacrifice (not by any sacrifice on our part, nor by the sacrifice of the workers). If God had not put it in my heart to do so I would be with you still. However, I am very grateful for God’s guidance in the past 5 years, and the rewards and answered prayers that I’m experiencing. Yes, I believe God has a work for me to do. It is to expose the deceit and lies that have been in the making since 1897. Yes, your church began in Ireland by William Irvine, and it came to the United States in 1903. Anything founded on a lie is not the truth
If any of you want to confront me about any of the above please feel free to do so. As I said earlier I love you all. I do not have a hard heart. I have not started my own church as some are saying. But I’m ready to talk, and God has given me the freedom to do so because I no longer am in bondage to any manmade rules. The wedge that was between me and freedom is gone. I can now spend my time replacing lies with the TRUTH, a false security with eternal security, and criticism and gossip with love and compassion for friends and family who have been deceived.
June 1, 1995