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Our Manifesto: In this hour of general apostasy – when the brethren of our Lord (on every hand) are committing themselves in unholy unions with infidels, when the table of the Lord is turned into the table of devils and the temple of God to a house of idols, when pastors, churches and professors define (and approve of) salvation and church behavior different from the book of Acts and the epistles of the New Testament, when there is more leaven in the church than there is sincerity and truth, when the faithful are scattered upon the desolate hills of hopelessness as sheep without a shepherd, when the wicked lift their unholy hands in our assemblies to praise a holy God, and no one thinks twice, no one considers their way – in this hour, I say, it is meet for those whom God has risen up as salt and light, so to salt the corruptions of their generation, and to turn the lights on in that great bedroom of adulteries (i.e. the professing church), if perhaps God would be pleased indeed to stem the tide, seal the breach, and resurrect His standard of righteousness which has long lain without a Church to bear it. Having thus set ourselves against so much of that dead body of so called “orthodoxy”, and, “divinity”, we thought it meet to manifest our stance, in no uncertain terms, that he which readeth “may run that readeth it” (Hab. 2:2). Let no man think a trifle what God deems a matter of moment, and let no man make a mole hill of what God calls a mountain. The hill we stand upon to defend in the following Manifesto is the hill we have resolved to win, or to die upon. The following articles which we have, all of us, without exception, subscribed to, bear sway upon the eternal welfare of the soul, and the immediate state of Christ’s mystical body: the Church. When a child is reared all his days in the shadow of darkness, then at last is brought to see light, he finds not only is it good, and exciting to his senses, but that it is vitally necessary to the furtherance of life. You who are wise know the application. These truths we hold to be self-evident, and most boldly alleged in our Testament, and without controversy among the saints of God in light. If one consents not to these truths as of yet, we believe, as ever he is a child of God, they shall be revealed (though not without proper light and reasoning), and if not, how can we but fear the words of Isaiah: “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:20). If we see not eye-to-eye in these declarations it is not the beam in our eye, dear reader, but thine that is the issue. May the Lord assist you now to have an eye that sees deeper than the surface. My words are purposely brief, but they are not shallow. You will not discover the pearl by skimming the sea foam, but by diving deep below the ocean’s skin. And remember, it is not always the barrage, but often the single bullet, that deals the mortal wound. May God grant the reader grace now, as he surveys our articles, and grant that your eyes be enlightened by a little of our honey, in this day when the commandments of men have stopped the mouth at the comb (see I Sam. 14:24-46)! I. It is manifest, that all men are born so fallen from that gracious state of our first parents, that they are utterly void of any of those faculties of grace necessary for salvation (i.e. repentance, understanding of the words of God, humility, heart contrition over sin, etc.), and cannot but remain in this condition apart from a supernatural drawing of God, coming to fruition in the regenerating power of God which enables a man to believe (viz. Jer. 13:23; 31:18,19; Matt. 11:25-27; 16:17; John 3:3,5; 6:44, 63, 65; II Cor. 7:10,11; Col. 2:12; Tit. 3:3-5, etc.). Thus God is glorified in the salvation of man’s soul absolutely, and the man can only attribute his good to the special working of God upon his soul, and has nothing whereof he may glory, but sings only of the sovereign grace of a loving God (Rom. 11:36; Eph. 2:4-9). II. This also is manifest, that, not only is grace the gift of God, but so also is faith. This is that which Paul so often sets over against works, and thus must be concluded to be what he is declaring to be the “gift of God” in the second chapter of Ephesians, verse 8 and 9. This is evident also in the Words of Paul to the Hebrews, where he declares Jesus to be “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (12:2). Salvation is, from first to last, of the Lord (viz. Psa. 3:8; Jon. 2:9; Rev. 7:10; 19:1). This is not something that can be manufactured down the center isle of our churches, or manipulated at the altar of church or home, but is a miracle work – a mysterious work – of a sovereign God, who has said, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy” (Rom. 9:15). “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Rom. 9:16). Thus God saves us, and not we ourselves; and we are not made willing till he has exercised a will towards us, to save us (Psa. 110:3; Jas. 1:18). III. It is manifest that, salvation can only be obtained by calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:13). For a man to say that Christ is his Saviour and not his Lord, is, therefore, an impossibility. Salvation is, firstly, a salvation from the cause and not the effect – from sin and not from hell. Does Christ save us from hell? Yes, we say, as much as he has saved us from sin! We have a generation of church-goers who have made Jesus Christ their Saviour and are awaiting a more convenient season to make him their Lord, but this cannot be so. If he is not ruling and reigning as King of kings in our hearts then we have missed the boat, and the Kingdom of God. There are no rebels allowed in this kingdom, only loyal subjects (viz. Psa. 2:12; 110:3; Acts 2:36; 17:30; Rom. 14:9; Php. 2:9-11). Thus the pervading ideas of our day that teach men that God does not command, yea demand, an absolute surrender to his will and reign in their lives, we condemn to be false and heretical, and are leading men, not to salvation, but to a carnal-security while yet rebels to our Majestic King Jesus. IV. It is manifest, that salvation is more than an event that happens in the beginning of the Christian’s walk with God. If the Christian is not perpetually being saved from their sins, and continuing down the narrow way that leads to life – the way of holiness – then that man should not expect to finally be saved when he stands, at last, before the judgment seat of Christ (Isa. 35:8; Matt. 7:13,14; 10:22; II Pet. 1:10,11). The doctrine which makes men secure while in a state of guiltiness and blame before God, is a damnable doctrine, and leading many droves headlong in their presumption to perdition. This doctrine is not the pure doctrine of Christ, or that which genders to godliness, but is the devils doctrine and is turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness at every turn. For a man to believe himself in an eternal state of security (believing it an impossibility to fall from grace) while in this vile body of death, while sin and temptations still so easily beset him, is not only irrational but dangerous. Do we trust the Lord to keep us from falling? We know no other way to keep from falling! Do we hope against hope? We see no other way to keep from hopeless despair! But does fearing lest we fall into insecurity through our own sin keep us from believing? We say no, but on the contrary, for when the devil says, “Thou shalt not surely die,” we join hands in agreement with God, for we know all too well the warnings he has left us in his word, and thus we run, as for our very lives, to him who is able to keep us from falling (Gen. 2:17; 3:4; Matt. 4:5-7; Jude 21,24). Not only does reason witness to the danger of such thoughts of presumption, but the very language of the Holy Ghost in the New Testament is still plainer. The Spirit of God would seek to warn, and wake up men in their sins, lest, through an illusion of security, they fall away. Consider how the Spirit speaketh: Col. 1:21-23, “And you… hath he reconciled… to present you holy… if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.” Heb. 4:1, “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” Rom. 11:20,21, “Be not highminded, but fear: for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.” Gal. 5:4, “Ye are fallen from grace.” Matt. 10:22, “He that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Heb. 3:6,14, “Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end… for we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end.” Heb. 4:11, “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” (See especially the 2nd and 3rd chapters of Revelation). All these scriptures to name only a few. V. It is also manifest, that God designed and structured his church in a specific order, and he has given us a precedent of how we ought to behave ourselves in His house, namely, the book of Acts and the epistles. The church which Jesus Christ established and which was most pure and undefiled was one wherein were five specific offices, filled by men of the most exemplary lives, without which the church could not “grow up into Christ in all things” (Eph. 4:11-16). The offices God provided for his church were not merely to bring them along their courses comfortably, but to see that they make it to heaven safe and sound, blameless, faultless – to see the church perfected! No wonder that the church is disordered and disarrayed! No wonder unity in the body of Christ is counted as fanciful and romantic! Unity was as common among the church that Christ established as were the rest of the miracles exhibited in the annals of the first century church. We declare that the church for whom Christ died is bound to be of one heart, one spirit, one soul, one mind and of one accord (Zep. 3:9; Acts 4:32; 5:12; Rom. 15:5,6; I Cor. 1:10; II Cor. 13:11; Php. 1:27; 2:2; I Pet. 3:8). In a generation where the very object for which Christ died is mocked and scoffed at – where the highest expression of “love” is when two “agree to disagree” – in such a generation, I say, it is time that a church rise to see this old standard resurrected, and if needs be, as the Lord Jesus Christ, so utter their dying prayer and shed their blood in the establishment of the same (John 17:20-23)! VI. It is manifest, and we maintain, that the church of Jesus Christ is pure, and must be free from the leaven of malice and wickedness (I Cor. 5:7,8). We believe the scriptures could not be clearer on the matter of purity within the church, but recognize that the church’s eye could not be blinder than it is in this present hour. The churches are so full of the world that the truly saved are pressed out of the fold, and scattered upon the hills as sheep without a shepherd. It is a bleak scene indeed in our churches today. They have never been fuller, yet they are empty of that true Spirit which filled every soul in the first church. “Seeker friendly” is an unknown term in the Bible and was thus an unknown practice in the church of the New Testament. In the New Testament church they sought to honor God, and to serve him only, not unconverted man (John 5:44; Gal. 1:10). This meant when God gave the command in I Corinthians 5:11, “Not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat,” then they would excommunicate all who profess the name of Christ, yet were living in open sin, lest the name of God be blasphemed. This is not culturally acceptable, and we consider this unloving and unreasonable behavior – Jesus ate with the tax collectors and drunkards right? Wrong. Christ only once partook in holy communion and fellowship with a man who was in open rebellion to him (that the scripture might be fulfilled), but this peculiar instance, allowed in God’s sovereignty, does not justify our disobedience to clear New Testament doctrine. As the scripture saith, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God” (II Cor. 6:14-16). The house of God is run by his rules, and not by our good intentions, or conceptions of what true love is. If God says not to have Christian fellowship with a man who is living in sin, then his church says amen. Thus when a church fails to comply with these claims of the Lord of the house, Jesus Christ, they are in rebellion to him, whether that be willful or ignorant, and the Spirit of God is grieved for he is a holy Spirit, and cannot abide sin in his presence, as it is written, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (II Cor. 6:17-7:1). Wrest not these words, or fail to properly consider through unlearned questions, but pray if haply God would reveal to thee, our reader, the crucial hour in which we stand, and make you a standard bearer with us in this the cause of our Great God, and Chief Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ. Now may God Almighty add his blessing to the above declarations, send peace again in Jerusalem, and conduct all of his people safe into their desired haven, His eternal kingdom.
Our Manifesto: In this hour of general apostasy – when the brethren of our Lord (on every hand) are committing themselves in unholy unions with infidels, when the table of the Lord is turned into the table of devils and the temple of God to a house of idols, when pastors, churches and professors define (and approve of) salvation and church behavior different from the book of Acts and the epistles of the New Testament, when there is more leaven in the church than there is sincerity and truth, when the faithful are scattered upon the desolate hills of hopelessness as sheep without a shepherd, when the wicked lift their unholy hands in our assemblies to praise a holy God, and no one thinks twice, no one considers their way – in this hour, I say, it is meet for those whom God has risen up as salt and light, so to salt the corruptions of their generation, and to turn the lights on in that great bedroom of adulteries (i.e. the professing church), if perhaps God would be pleased indeed to stem the tide, seal the breach, and resurrect His standard of righteousness which has long lain without a Church to bear it. Having thus set ourselves against so much of that dead body of so called “orthodoxy”, and, “divinity”, we thought it meet to manifest our stance, in no uncertain terms, that he which readeth “may run that readeth it” (Hab. 2:2). Let no man think a trifle what God deems a matter of moment, and let no man make a mole hill of what God calls a mountain. The hill we stand upon to defend in the following Manifesto is the hill we have resolved to win, or to die upon. The following articles which we have, all of us, without exception, subscribed to, bear sway upon the eternal welfare of the soul, and the immediate state of Christ’s mystical body: the Church. When a child is reared all his days in the shadow of darkness, then at last is brought to see light, he finds not only is it good, and exciting to his senses, but that it is vitally necessary to the furtherance of life. You who are wise know the application. These truths we hold to be self-evident, and most boldly alleged in our Testament, and without controversy among the saints of God in light. If one consents not to these truths as of yet, we believe, as ever he is a child of God, they shall be revealed (though not without proper light and reasoning), and if not, how can we but fear the words of Isaiah: “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isa. 8:20). If we see not eye-to-eye in these declarations it is not the beam in our eye, dear reader, but thine that is the issue. May the Lord assist you now to have an eye that sees deeper than the surface. My words are purposely brief, but they are not shallow. You will not discover the pearl by skimming the sea foam, but by diving deep below the ocean’s skin. And remember, it is not always the barrage, but often the single bullet, that deals the mortal wound. May God grant the reader grace now, as he surveys our articles, and grant that your eyes be enlightened by a little of our honey, in this day when the commandments of men have stopped the mouth at the comb (see I Sam. 14:24-46)! I. It is manifest, that all men are born so fallen from that gracious state of our first parents, that they are utterly void of any of those faculties of grace necessary for salvation (i.e. repentance, understanding of the words of God, humility, heart contrition over sin, etc.), and cannot but remain in this condition apart from a supernatural drawing of God, coming to fruition in the regenerating power of God which enables a man to believe (viz. Jer. 13:23; 31:18,19; Matt. 11:25-27; 16:17; John 3:3,5; 6:44, 63, 65; II Cor. 7:10,11; Col. 2:12; Tit. 3:3-5, etc.). Thus God is glorified in the salvation of man’s soul absolutely, and the man can only attribute his good to the special working of God upon his soul, and has nothing whereof he may glory, but sings only of the sovereign grace of a loving God (Rom. 11:36; Eph. 2:4-9). II. This also is manifest, that, not only is grace the gift of God, but so also is faith. This is that which Paul so often sets over against works, and thus must be concluded to be what he is declaring to be the “gift of God” in the second chapter of Ephesians, verse 8 and 9. This is evident also in the Words of Paul to the Hebrews, where he declares Jesus to be “the Author and Finisher of our faith” (12:2). Salvation is, from first to last, of the Lord (viz. Psa. 3:8; Jon. 2:9; Rev. 7:10; 19:1). This is not something that can be manufactured down the center isle of our churches, or manipulated at the altar of church or home, but is a miracle work – a mysterious work – of a sovereign God, who has said, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy” (Rom. 9:15). “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy” (Rom. 9:16). Thus God saves us, and not we ourselves; and we are not made willing till he has exercised a will towards us, to save us (Psa. 110:3; Jas. 1:18). III. It is manifest that, salvation can only be obtained by calling upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:13). For a man to say that Christ is his Saviour and not his Lord, is, therefore, an impossibility. Salvation is, firstly, a salvation from the cause and not the effect – from sin and not from hell. Does Christ save us from hell? Yes, we say, as much as he has saved us from sin! We have a generation of church-goers who have made Jesus Christ their Saviour and are awaiting a more convenient season to make him their Lord, but this cannot be so. If he is not ruling and reigning as King of kings in our hearts then we have missed the boat, and the Kingdom of God. There are no rebels allowed in this kingdom, only loyal subjects (viz. Psa. 2:12; 110:3; Acts 2:36; 17:30; Rom. 14:9; Php. 2:9-11). Thus the pervading ideas of our day that teach men that God does not command, yea demand, an absolute surrender to his will and reign in their lives, we condemn to be false and heretical, and are leading men, not to salvation, but to a carnal-security while yet rebels to our Majestic King Jesus. IV. It is manifest, that salvation is more than an event that happens in the beginning of the Christian’s walk with God. If the Christian is not perpetually being saved from their sins, and continuing down the narrow way that leads to life – the way of holiness – then that man should not expect to finally be saved when he stands, at last, before the judgment seat of Christ (Isa. 35:8; Matt. 7:13,14; 10:22; II Pet. 1:10,11). The doctrine which makes men secure while in a state of guiltiness and blame before God, is a damnable doctrine, and leading many droves headlong in their presumption to perdition. This doctrine is not the pure doctrine of Christ, or that which genders to godliness, but is the devils doctrine and is turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness at every turn. For a man to believe himself in an eternal state of security (believing it an impossibility to fall from grace) while in this vile body of death, while sin and temptations still so easily beset him, is not only irrational but dangerous. Do we trust the Lord to keep us from falling? We know no other way to keep from falling! Do we hope against hope? We see no other way to keep from hopeless despair! But does fearing lest we fall into insecurity through our own sin keep us from believing? We say no, but on the contrary, for when the devil says, “Thou shalt not surely die,” we join hands in agreement with God, for we know all too well the warnings he has left us in his word, and thus we run, as for our very lives, to him who is able to keep us from falling (Gen. 2:17; 3:4; Matt. 4:5-7; Jude 21,24). Not only does reason witness to the danger of such thoughts of presumption, but the very language of the Holy Ghost in the New Testament is still plainer. The Spirit of God would seek to warn, and wake up men in their sins, lest, through an illusion of security, they fall away. Consider how the Spirit speaketh: Col. 1:21-23, “And you… hath he reconciled… to present you holy… if ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.” Heb. 4:1, “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.” Rom. 11:20,21, “Be not highminded, but fear: for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.” Gal. 5:4, “Ye are fallen from grace.” Matt. 10:22, “He that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Heb. 3:6,14, “Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end… for we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end.” Heb. 4:11, “Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” (See especially the 2nd and 3rd chapters of Revelation). All these scriptures to name only a few. V. It is also manifest, that God designed and structured his church in a specific order, and he has given us a precedent of how we ought to behave ourselves in His house, namely, the book of Acts and the epistles. The church which Jesus Christ established and which was most pure and undefiled was one wherein were five specific offices, filled by men of the most exemplary lives, without which the church could not “grow up into Christ in all things” (Eph. 4:11-16). The offices God provided for his church were not merely to bring them along their courses comfortably, but to see that they make it to heaven safe and sound, blameless, faultless – to see the church perfected! No wonder that the church is disordered and disarrayed! No wonder unity in the body of Christ is counted as fanciful and romantic! Unity was as common among the church that Christ established as were the rest of the miracles exhibited in the annals of the first century church. We declare that the church for whom Christ died is bound to be of one heart, one spirit, one soul, one mind and of one accord (Zep. 3:9; Acts 4:32; 5:12; Rom. 15:5,6; I Cor. 1:10; II Cor. 13:11; Php. 1:27; 2:2; I Pet. 3:8). In a generation where the very object for which Christ died is mocked and scoffed at – where the highest expression of “love” is when two “agree to disagree” – in such a generation, I say, it is time that a church rise to see this old standard resurrected, and if needs be, as the Lord Jesus Christ, so utter their dying prayer and shed their blood in the establishment of the same (John 17:20-23)! VI. It is manifest, and we maintain, that the church of Jesus Christ is pure, and must be free from the leaven of malice and wickedness (I Cor. 5:7,8). We believe the scriptures could not be clearer on the matter of purity within the church, but recognize that the church’s eye could not be blinder than it is in this present hour. The churches are so full of the world that the truly saved are pressed out of the fold, and scattered upon the hills as sheep without a shepherd. It is a bleak scene indeed in our churches today. They have never been fuller, yet they are empty of that true Spirit which filled every soul in the first church. “Seeker friendly” is an unknown term in the Bible and was thus an unknown practice in the church of the New Testament. In the New Testament church they sought to honor God, and to serve him only, not unconverted man (John 5:44; Gal. 1:10). This meant when God gave the command in I Corinthians 5:11, “Not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat,” then they would excommunicate all who profess the name of Christ, yet were living in open sin, lest the name of God be blasphemed. This is not culturally acceptable, and we consider this unloving and unreasonable behavior – Jesus ate with the tax collectors and drunkards right? Wrong. Christ only once partook in holy communion and fellowship with a man who was in open rebellion to him (that the scripture might be fulfilled), but this peculiar instance, allowed in God’s sovereignty, does not justify our disobedience to clear New Testament doctrine. As the scripture saith, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God” (II Cor. 6:14-16). The house of God is run by his rules, and not by our good intentions, or conceptions of what true love is. If God says not to have Christian fellowship with a man who is living in sin, then his church says amen. Thus when a church fails to comply with these claims of the Lord of the house, Jesus Christ, they are in rebellion to him, whether that be willful or ignorant, and the Spirit of God is grieved for he is a holy Spirit, and cannot abide sin in his presence, as it is written, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (II Cor. 6:17-7:1). Wrest not these words, or fail to properly consider through unlearned questions, but pray if haply God would reveal to thee, our reader, the crucial hour in which we stand, and make you a standard bearer with us in this the cause of our Great God, and Chief Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ. Now may God Almighty add his blessing to the above declarations, send peace again in Jerusalem, and conduct all of his people safe into their desired haven, His eternal kingdom.

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Pride Night Club gets Awakened by Gospel Preaching Evangelists in Abilene Texas

Sean Morris gets interviewed by local news KRBC.
July 31st 2016

#TheChurchofWells #SeanMorris #KRBC #AbeleneTexas #StreetPreaching #PrideNightClub #2016

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*​Creator, Savior, & Judge *

In this sermon, Sean seeks to confront the consciences of the listeners (from many different backgrounds) with the truth of God's purpose in creation, salvation, and eternal judgment. Many people in this generation profess to be "Christians," and even seek to live their lives in a way that imitates the morality expressed by Christ in the Scriptures - but is this enough? Is God satisfied with outward morality and fleshly attempts to live righteously, while the heart remains fearfully and stubbornly rebellious to full surrender to the Lordship of Christ? Fearfully many lost souls are satisfied to have morality and "peace with God" (though it be false), but are they willing to be reconciled to God Himself, relinquishing what was originally His before the fall of man: full, sovereign Lordship, dominion, and possession of the thoughts, will, intentions, motivations, and desires of a man's heart? This indeed is true, saving conversion! Anything else will be tried and found on that Great and Terrible day as mere filthy rags (Isa. 64:6), worthy to be cast away and burned! O may God have mercy! Dear friend, please consider: have you been truly reconciled in heart to this biblical and glorious Christ who takes away the sin of the world!?

#TheChurchofWells #ChurchofWells #Wells #WellsTexas #ChurchinWellsTexas #Sermon #GodlySermon #Christian #Christianity #JesusChrist #Scriptures #GodsWord #Bible #TheGospel #GospelofJesusChrist #SeanMorris

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THE WITNESS OF MATT MYER & JODY MYER
“He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.” - Proverbs 10:18

This Page exists to chronicle our past and present relationship with Matt Myer. I appeal to the reader, and to the many thousands who have heard and believed Matt's witness without hearing ours (The Church of Wells), to give the following account an honest and sober read.

Where It All Began --- Testimony #1

Dear Reader,

I am compelled to give testimony to you all concerning this man's conduct toward us. My name is Sean Morris (one of the Pastors of The Church of Wells). Below is a written account of our first encounter with Matt Myer's.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." - Romans 16:17-18

"Alexander the Coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge. Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion." - 2 Timothy 4:14-17

“Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.” - Proverbs 14:7

The first time I met Matt Myer was at a wedding that happened approximately three years ago (January 19th, 2013). I had never met him before. He just suddenly showed up at the wedding with his family. He happened to be in the area even though he lived up north far from Texas. The wedding he was attending was Troy and Michelle Dannenberger's wedding. Matt and his wife had a friendship with Michelle prior to Michelle's conversion and joining of The Church of Wells. This is why the Myers were attending the wedding... but as we came to find out, it was not in support of the wedding.

During the ceremony, Matt Myer got up and went up to the front of the Church Chapel (the front pew) where Michelle was sitting. This happened during a solemn prayer in the middle of the service, so most everyone had their eyes closed and their heads bowed. During this time, without anyone seeing it (as far as I know), Matt went up to the front to try to reason with Michelle not to get married to Troy. Matt did not know Troy nor The Church of Wells, and according to his own testimony, he had not read any online slander up to that day. He simply felt that "god" was compelling him to try to stop the wedding, and so he did it.

He ended up compelling Michelle to walk back to the back of the chapel by his gestures to speak to him. Michelle conceded to speak to him probably out of shock and wonder, not really knowing what was going on (she was not expecting anything like this, for sure!). They walked back toward the back of the isle of the chapel near where I happened to be sitting, and I happened to open my eyes and look up. Lo, and behold, Matt and Michelle were there in the back isle in the middle of the prayer, and Matt was engaging her about something. I was shocked! I got up and went over to where they were and asked, "What is going on?" Or, "What is happening here?" Something of this nature. Michelle looked at me with a startled look about what was happening... then Matt began to say that Michelle did not want to marry Troy. I thought within myself, "What is he talking about?" "Why is he saying this?" And, "Who is this man?" These were my general thoughts. In answer to Matt's accusation I just simply looked at Michelle and said, "Well, sister, tell this man if you want to marry Troy or not." I said something like this. Michelle then affirmed to Matt Myer in her own words that she indeed wanted to marry Troy, and then she abruptly left him there and went up to the front of the chapel quickly so that the ceremony could continue. She was married that day and she is happily married today, walking in the beauty of holiness! Hallelujah! I entreat you that you would speak to her on the phone to verify if these things be true! She would be willing to speak to you if you are willing with an honest and sincere heart for the sake of the truth to be known!

After this interaction happened between the three of us in the chapel isle toward the back of the chapel, I strongly charged Matt to come outside and speak to me (after Michelle left us there to go back to the front). Matt did as I strongly charged. We stepped outside and we began talking, and I began to strongly demand that he would tell me what is going on with him, why he just did what he did... as I was expressing strong contempt for his unrighteous behavior, including shock and amazement on how this just happened. He ended up telling me how "god" had sent him there and wanted him to try to prevent the wedding. He told me some other stories where he believed that "god" was supernaturally leading him to do things, and this was one of the few.

Somewhere along the time of our conversation outside of the chapel, I was asking him about his conversion, what happened, what was his testimony, and what fruits were exhibited in his life thereafter to verify the truthfulness of his conversion (biblically speaking, this is where Christians are supposed to start so as to verify if they are both Christians indeed). My manner of conversation was sober, temperate, controlled, calculated, sincere, and grave the entire time (by the grace of God in Christ). I spoke to him nothing of my own opinion nor did I debate with him about his profession of his miraculous leadings through "god". I was just trying to get to the heart of the matter - on if this man was converted or not. Matt's conversation with me/us was childish, without temperance, without a bridle upon his tongue, with a repulsive irreverence to the scriptures, bowing up in our faces with anger and aggression, taunting us and verbally "Oohing" us, while saying, "I'm not afraid of you", and much more. As I would quote the scriptures to try to persuade him of real Christian conduct and conversion, he would mock me... literally! He did not believe that a man MUST bear fruit after conversion to Christ, and that those fruits are verifiable and evident. He denied this doctrine altogether, which is essential to understanding the true Gospel. Because of Matt's behavior and his intent to ruin the wedding still more, I had to call the police before he would remove himself from the property. I told him to leave but he would not listen until I called the police and showed him I had just dialed 911 on my phone. Only then would he leave. I then had to go and stand at the gate of the property to keep him from coming back onto the property, and he tried several times to do such things like this. Much interaction continued to happen where his behavior, wrath, frustration, taunting, mocking, "Oohing", bowing up in our faces as if to fight us, and many such like things happened. The man was completely unreasonable and overtaken by flesh and sin. It was evident that he was sent to the Wedding by the Devil. When we quoted scriptures he would just laugh and mock, and sometimes, intermittently, he would marvel that we knew the scriptures by heart. It was very grievous and sad.

The following day, Matt came to the store we owned at the time in Wells (The R&R). He insisted to buy a sandwich from us, but we refused to give him a sandwich. The reason being, we did not want anything to do with his false prophesying and his evil ways; thus we did not want to help him in any way, according to the scriptures, "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him Godspeed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds" (2 Jn. 1:10-11). This is not always our approach to situations with false prophets, by any means, but in this peculiar situation we felt that this was righteous behavior, given the scripture in 2 John 1:10-11, typed out above. He insisted and with loud arguments made a public scene in our store, interrupting business, refusing to leave, demanding a sandwich, and we had to call the police on him yet again to get him to leave the premises of our store property. Then Matt Myer went to the store down the street called Polks, and a person who was there came to The R&R inquiring if what Matt was saying was true, something like, "that Troy has been married 5 times", or "that Troy has 2 wives"... something outrageous like this! This woman came over to our store telling us that this is what Matt Myer was saying... and we insisted that it was not true what Matt was saying. She was thankful to hear that it was not true.

This was our first interaction with Matt Myer.

Since then, he has moved to Wells, he has made an alliance with false Christianity in this town, he is a leader of all manner of persons who are the most wicked and violent enemies of the Gospel of Christ, he is able to keep a good form of godliness on the outside, to speak religious talk, and since our first interaction approx. three years ago, he has grown in his understanding of scripture and doctrine - so much so that I think he might believe that a person must bear fruits after conversion now, which he did not believe in the beginning (see also Mark's testimony below on this point, Testimony #3). I have brought this up to him but he refuses to talk with me about conversion and the fruits of true conversion, and insists that we talk about other things. The man is a very angry man. He often clinches his fists when interacting with brethren from The Church of Wells. His body language clearly exhibits that he is holding himself back from committing acts of violence and fighting. He does not and has never demonstrated fruits of true conversion in our dealings with him. He is a worker of deceit and evil and a man of strife. He has come down to Wells to try to destroy the people of God here, but we believe that God is seeking to convert the man to Christ!

Please understand, dear Reader, though I thus speak about Matt in this truthful and honest way - we love and care for him! We have, by God's grace, wept for him in prayer (not a few times), do pray for him much, desire his conversion, and desire him to see his sin so that he might see the Savior, Jesus Christ! Nevertheless, he is a worker of evil and iniquity who has done us much harm, like Alexander the Coppersmith did to the apostle Paul. Dear brethren, please consider these things. It is very likely that Matt will put on a show, seeking to agree with whatever doctrine is being preached (which is likely what he did when he visited the Illbehonest Fellowship Conference). Matt may even deny that he rejected the doctrine of "the fruits of conversion", though I am not sure (if he would deny this). Nevertheless, my Reader, I am compelled to bear you testimony so that you will not be deceived by this man. May God have mercy and work righteousness in the great congregation to His own glory! I know that, in truth, by the Holy Ghost, and before Almighty God, the following verses do describe Matt Myer's behavior... may God testify to this in due time!

"He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.
The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.
He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.
Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin." - Proverbs 26:17-28

"The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment." - Proverbs 12:19

“A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” - Proverbs 18:6-8

With Sincerity and Love, by the Grace of God in Christ,
Sean Morris

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Continue to other Testimonies of Matt Myers persecuting Christians from the Church of Wells @ link below

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The Catherine Grove Controversy - "What is the Truth?"
A documentary on the Catherine Grove Controversy.

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THE CATHERINE GROVE CONTROVERSY
(VIA FACEBOOK)

To those of you who are following the "Discerning the Church of Wells" website or FaceBook page and are sincerely seeking to discover the truth about what Andy Grove is accusing us of, we have provided this copy of the contention which recently unfolded on the Facebook Page (for more information please see "The Catherine Grove Controversy"). I understand that things can get confusing and convoluted on that page because of all the comments and interjections made by others, so I kept the argument here what Andy said and our responses (with anything else relevant):

Andy Grove's 1st Argument:
To Sean Morris Leader of the Church of Wells :
Sean, I am grateful that you have come forward to give some explanation to your teaching and practices at the Church of Wells. I am aware that my daughter Catherine has attempted to leave your church several times. These escape attempts are all documented by law enforcement. I have heard you say that Catherine desires to leave because of her sin. Could you explain to me what sin in Catherine's heart prompted her to Call 911 on April 2nd 2015 and ask for assistance from law enforcement to be taken to a women's shelter and subsequently requested to come home ? Catherine also phoned me from the Angelina Country Sheriff's office and asked me to come immediately to take her home. While travelling back to Arkansas with my daughter Catherine, I heard you speaking to Catherine on your white iPhone that Catherine had with her in the vehicle as I helped Catherine with her request to return immediately to her family in Arkansas.

Sean, you said these words to my daughter Catherine,
"Catherine, you have committed many grievous sins. Catherine, your soul is in great danger. God is pursuing you and he desires to kill you. There is no escape from God's wrath, unless you repent immediately and return. If you return to the church, God may show some favor on you and may choose not to kill you. You must turn back and return now. Don't be foolish Catherine God knows what you are doing. I don't want you to die in your sins Catherine. Turn back now! "

Sean, could you explain why Catherine sitting next to me in the car went into convulsions after speaking to you on the phone? Why did Catherine collapse to the floor of my car trembling for the next several hours as we drove towards Arkansas? Catherine was howling over and over "Please God don't kill me! Please God don't kill me!" Catherine was clearly in a state of extreme distress and emotional exhaustion. The moaning, wailing, and trembling that was initiated by your phone call continued for several hours. It was immediately clear to me that Catherine must have suffered extreme abusive trauma while she was with your church. No wonder she has been attempting so many times to escape the Church of Wells.
Sean's 1st Response:
Andy Grove you are lying once again, as you have these many years! I did not even speak to Catherine on the phone when she was in the car with you on her way to Arkansas, my wife Preethi did. Because of this, I have asked my wife to give testimony about what SHE spoke to Catherine about, soon to be posted below Lord willing. Furthermore, I appeal to all FaceBook Onlookers to beware, to not just believe every word they hear! We are all warned via scripture to beware of those who are set on fire of hell, whose tongues are used to set on fire the course of nature with lies and strife. I testify to you all, before God, that Andy Grove is a liar and a deceiver, just as these proverbs do accurately foretell: "Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin." - Proverbs 26:20-28 May God fulfill His word and illuminate the truth as it was promised: "his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation".
Given Andy's witness, it is necessary that any sincere viewer would hear the report of Catherine, the one whom he speaks of and lies about, therefore I appeal to you, Jon Green, that you would not remove this link so that all things may be fairly considered: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a6o5Up3haI

Continue Reading @... http://www.thechurchofwellsresponds.com/the-catherine-grove-controversy.html

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*WHO IS BEHIND THECHURCHOFWELLS.ORG?*

"Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God." - 2 Corinthians 4:1-2

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See more @
Who is Behind it?
Who is Behind it?
thechurchofwellsresponds.com

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JON GREEN'S TOLERATION OF PROFANITY

This kind of behavior demonstrates the heart-condition and conscience of Jon Green (Discerning the Church of Wells). Do you see how he tolerates the profane and obscene comment made by Bill Jones!? Keep in mind that Jon Green is the brother-in-law of Paul Washer. Paul Washer, do you approve of this?

I openly plead for accountability, not just for this behavior that is flagrantly demonstrated here. I plead for accountability regarding the whole archive of supposed "witnesses" and subsequent articles found on thechurchofwells.org! May God have mercy. Will the "witnesses" of thechurchofwells.org not even be required to name themselves? How are we to respond to their words without knowing who they are? Where is the accountability, the care to discern the truthfulness of those who oppose The Church of Wells? Are they all accepted and published abroad, like Bill Jones' profanity, simply because they oppose The Church of Wells?

Beware, my viewers. Jon Green's behavior here demonstrates the heart-condition and conscience whereby he has ascertained his conclusions of "discernment" regarding The Church of Wells. With such toleration, and beyond that! With such toleration and encouragement of profanity, how can this man be called a Spiritual Man? How can this man be qualified as a Spiritual Leader?
"Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace." - James 3:11-18
Behold, my viewer, Jon Green (Discerning the Church of Wells / thechurchofwells.org) is a Bitter Fountain! A Corrupt Spring! If you drink of it you will be poisoned by lies and misrepresentations.
"He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool." - Psalm 101:8

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Jon Green's Toleration of Profanity
Jon Green's Toleration of Profanity
thechurchofwellsresponds.com

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*THE DEMONIC NATURE OF SLANDER: A RESPONSE TO
THE LEWALSKI'S LIES​*

By Jake Gardner and Rick Trudeau

A response to the Lewalski's lies regarding Mikayla Lewalski and her conviction to seek the Lord at the Church of Wells. Includes footage of her family's forcible attempt to kidnap Mikayla against her will the morning of January 5th, 2016.

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