Do you notice the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ mentioned anywhere here?! Or His precious blood?! What is the Good News - that we have to keep the commandments perfectly and be baptised before we can be saved?! Where was the Deity of Christ and His all-atoning sacrifice at Calvary? Where were precious Scriptures such as:
Ephesians 2:16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
Philippians 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Col 1:20 and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.
Col 2:14 having cancelled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 2:24 and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
Roger performs the role of an enemy of the cross in the pulpit and behind the scenes in Calvary Baptist Church:
Philippians 3:18 For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ.
Indeed, Roger follows other heretics such as John Wimber, who describe methods to become converted without hearing the real gospel at all.
Roger even had time to get in a sexual dig in his "confusion" over his clothes when he said: "I thought Bonnie, for a moment was going to offer her clothes......!"
Roger also managed bullying use of another Scripture when he said: "Do not judge or you'll be judged"....so don't you dare turn round and say 'Our minister's making a right mess up of this morning!' It is no use claiming that this was joking use of the Scripture because your behaviour in the background at Calvary Baptist Church shows that this is exactly how you have carried on. We will give examples later!
We have the clear instruction from our Lord concerning judgement:
John 7:24 "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment."
and particularly the passages dealing with church discipline:
1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?
1 Corinthians 6:2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts?
1 Corinthians 6:3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, matters of this life?
I trust that Calvary Baptist Church will look to the Scriptures and not to any word of man in this matter. Let us list the objections to your sermon contradictions in the light of your previous statements from the 11th October 98 that we could not preach the law to the people of Canton. Your words were:
A. We are not to preach the Law when unbelievers come into Calvary Baptist Church. "A law that doesn't save but just knocks everybody down....the (transformed) person won't say.....I went to church on Sunday and the bloke laid the law down" (11th October 98)
B. "... it's so important that actually we, in church, don't present the Law - because that's not going to transform anybody. Reading the riot act to anybody who comes to this church - giving them the Law - won't change a soul. In fact it would make them probably TEN TIMES WORSE!" (11th October 98)
C. But you actually stated during this baptismal sermon, after quoting commandment after commandment: Phew!!!! Whoaw! I can't cope! Imagine having all this lot given you in one go?! Don't come to Calvary again on a Sunday morning! Wow! Pow! Pow! Pow!.....A command of Jesus to His disciples! Pwoa! Not doing very well this morning! (15th November 98)
D. You said we are to: "present the gospel of Jesus Christ, that transforming act of Jesus upon the cross....Now that's the gospel that we preach. And somewhere along the line I don't think we're getting that across to Canton. We want sinners to come to this church. We want sinners to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ and be transformed" (11th October 98)
E. What conclusions did you draw from your use of the commandments on the 15th November 98? Did you make it sound like anyone could be sure of their place in heaven? What assurance of salvation for eternity did you bring to the Gospel message? Your message brought a salvation of WORKS not of GRACE! HERESY! Read again what was said: "You see the thing is - we're all on a journey. And on this journey of following Jesus Christ - some of us on the journey are tackling some things better than others. And we're all at different stages - but on this journey there is need for further improvement. Shall I tell you why there's need for further improvement? Because I've got a Number Fifteen - 'be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.' I'm not there - Jesus I haven't got to Number Fifteen. And He's saying, 'No, but - in your heart - you'll aim and I'll help you. And that's your aim, that's your goal. For Ruth and for Royston the demand, the command of Jesus upon them this morning is 'be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. That's a tall order - but don't give up! Don't say I can't possibly get there - so I might as well not bother. Aim for it! Make it a goal! (15th November 98)
F. Most tragically of all this gospel sounds harsh and unloving - as salvation by works always does for it is of cultic origin, not from God for men were always saved by faith not by works or keeping commandments (Hebrews 9-11). The message you gave is of straining to reach a goal of perfection by keeping the commandments, so that we might eventually be good enough to get into heaven!
G. Where was the mention of the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ - of His shed blood, His perfect atoning work of grace which justifies all sinners who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ - that you spoke about in diluted form on the 11th October 98? On the 15th November 98 the word "cross" was only mentioned once and that was in this context: 'If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.' There's another COMMAND! Denying ourself, taking up our cross, and following Him.' Remember, on the 11th October 98, you said: We are to "present the gospel of Jesus Christ, that transforming act of Jesus upon the cross....Now that's the gospel that we preach. And somewhere along the line I don't think we're getting that across to Canton. We want sinners to come to this church. We want sinners to meet with the Lord Jesus Christ and be transformed." Well, now we know why the message isn't getting across to Canton, don't we.
H. You mentioned the Good News repeatedly but never explained what this Good News was! How are non-Christians going to know what the Good News is if we don't tell them? One of the striking things about your ministry is that the power of the blood & the message of the gospel - Christ crucified - is so rarely mentioned. For a man claiming the gift of evangelism we have an astonishing omission: an evangelism without an evangel.
I. Why did the message come out in this way? Because Jesus was NOT central - Roger Wheelhouse was central! Whenever there is the opportunity to do the Lord's will in Calvary Baptist Church you are striving to be the centre attraction, the focal point, and so you dishonour God. This is why everyone else has to be pushed out of the way, isn't it Roger? Pastoral deacons? Pah! Sue and I will do it all! And this is a pattern that follows your ministry from other churches & the reason your daughters were so hurt - because they have seen the hurt reaction of other Christians to your anger and hypocrisy. And, naturally & understandably, they could never believe their Dad could be the guilty party.
J. You emphasised that anyone who preaches the Law should be removed. Your words: 'Look, people are in the church - and they're preaching the Law.... Get these people out of the church that are coming in with a false gospel. Because they will have harm on the work that you've got to do. Command these people to stop preaching a false gospel. Get into tune with the gospel or get out." (11th October 98)
K. How should we remove them? Your words: "No messing about.....hand them over (to Satan).... people who have shipwrecked their faith, who are causing so much damage! Even blocking others from coming into the kingdom!" (11th October 98)
L. As an additional point about baptism you made it sound like the Mormon version, because if you don't mention the thief on the cross who repented, believed - kept no commandments, did no good works, had no church membership - but simply died and went straight to paradise (heaven) that day through simple faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 23v39-43) you miss out on the ultimate message of UTTER GRACE!. What did you send people away remembering - the people who heard your evangelism are now in grave danger of joining one of the cults striving to keep the commandments - perhaps the Seventh-Day Adventists, the Mormons or the Jehovah's Witnesses!
M. Yet in your "sermon" of the 11th October 98 you dared claim that if the early church fathers were more diligent in their defence of the gospel we wouldn't have all these cults & sects around! I find this incredible coming from a man who has uses the Word of God so sloppily, quoting liberal theologians who even cast doubt on the writers of the epistles - and who has introduced the Toronto deception into the church both directly and via the Sunderland connection. All of these recent heresies emanate from the Vineyard/Kansas City "Prophet"/Word Faith cults - a world-wide web of demonically inspired deceivers who falsely prophesy in the name of the Lord. These men claim that Jesus was tortured by Satan and his demons in Hell, He had to be "born again" in Hell, and that we are all as much God as Jesus is God. These are DAMNABLE HERESIES spread by such as Benny Hinn and the local heretic Ray Bevan who were both involved in the Sunderland version of this deception. Bevan actively encourages the same doctrines in Newport through such speakers as Marilyn Hickey and Jerry Savelle.
N. I'm almost beginning to lose count of your contradictions in Calvary Baptist Church. You said, some months ago, that when you were prophesied over for your ministerial role and told to "saturate myself in the Word." I think the word "saturate" doesn't mean what you think it means! I have heard you say at least three times when reading from Scripture: "I've never read this before." We can all improve our understanding and knowledge of the Word, but it has become very clear that your reliance on others' works - evidenced by the number of books you quote from (even using R.T. Kendall's title, "God Meant it For Good" when you spoke on Joseph) - is often what dictates the standard of your sermon! Unfortunately, your own ego-trip then gets in the way repeatedly. Much of this is evidenced by your sloppy use of Scripture and repeated paraphrasing as evidenced by these two sermons. 2 Timothy 2:15 tells us "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth."
O. Ironically you offended many people in your criticism of the Good News Bible (GNB) when you rubbished it in a previous meeting - and covered it by thanking us for allowing you to purchase the New International Version (which by the way, despite your assertion, is not the most accurate version because it is slightly paraphrased). Ironic because your own paraphrasing (in the Calvary Newsletter, too!) rarely even approaches the standard & accuracy of the English of the GNB! Paradoxically you found time to recommend the GNB as the best translation of 1 Tim. 5v17 where you claim "double honour" means "double pay." Now what makes us think you are interested in drumming up the subject of double pay - and why? I am astonished that you expect us to pay you a large salary to savage us privately and present your self-confessed heresy. The Greek word tim (which is translated 'honour') can be translated as 'a price, paid, or received,' but it is used in the same book (in 1 Timothy 1v17 and 6v16 as well as 6v1) where it clearly denotes honour and this word fits equally well at 5v17 - and so is wholly appropriate! Your argument, Roger, befits a Jehovah's Witness - trying to prove from the Greek what you want to prove!
P. The content of your two sermons on 22nd November 98 forces me to make comment with regard to content and application. The morning sermon, based very, very loosely on 1 Tim. 3 was designed to spread confusion and doubt among believers that we may have been following un-Scriptural leadings by placing elders and deacons in position in the church. You touched on some of the Scriptures that relate to the subject and which I would like to make comment on briefly because it was very noticeable that you failed to bring in two of the most telling Scriptures with regard to the office & authority of elders in the church - an office which was clearly instigated by the apostles - read Acts 14v23 & 20v27-30 carefully:
Acts 20v27 "For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God. 28 "Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
Notice that verse 27 says clearly that "the WHOLE purpose of God" was declared to the Ephesians; and what did this include? The Holy Spirit - God Himself - had appointed the overseers/bishops/elders (same role, same purpose - and plural) to shepherd His church, and they were appointed by prayer and fasting (Acts 14v23) - not by lots or votes Calvary Baptist Church! Let me ask you: if the Holy Spirit chose the elders - as Scripture says He did - inspiring the apostles who fasted and prayed, do you really think He would have failed to preserve every instruction and teaching need for believers today? My Bible makes it very clear that He did not make any mistakes (2 Tim. 3v16: 2 Peter 1v20-21). Verses 28-29 make it clear that the elders (overseers/bishops) are shepherds of the flock. You commented on the authority issue in your sermon - can you remember the last time you saw sheep ordering shepherds around? Isn't it an obvious fact that shepherds (elders) have authority and responsibility for the sheep? Isn't it also perfectly clear that the shepherd notices the sheep who is in trouble and immediately goes to help?
Luke 15:4 "What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? 6 "And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbours, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!'
Since you have stated that you believe that it is not always right for the shepherd to go and help the sheep immediately you raise questions about your pastoral abilities even if they hadn't already been raised by other FACTS! So it is you give so many the clear impression that you fulfil the credentials of the hireling - and so the sheep will not follow you because they recognise your motives by your actions and they know your voice is not the voice of the shepherd (John 10v16) for it is harsh and unloving:
John 10v12 "He who is a hireling, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, beholds the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf snatches them, and scatters them. 13 "He flees because he is a hireling, and is not concerned about the sheep. 16 "And I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they shall hear My voice; and they shall become one flock with one shepherd.
Q. How many in Calvary Baptist Church really believe that you love them and would lay down your life for them? Remember, you could not even give an old, crippled down-and-out a lift home for fear for yourself! Many others share my belief that you are a "wolf in sheep's clothing" (Acts 20v29-30) for your actions speak loudly - ask those who have been savaged by you. Because of your methods, which I mentioned briefly earlier, you sometimes "talk the talk" - but you don't "walk the walk!" How can Christians in Calvary Baptist Church follow a man who they know says one thing but does another:
Matthew 7:5 "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
Luke 6:42 "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye.
Psalms 119:113 I hate those who are double-minded, But I love Thy law.
James 1:8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
You told us early in your ministry how your daughters would cry at the dinner table and say, "Why do they hate you so much?" Read on a little further and you will have many of the answers - but would you dare show them this letter?
R. Before you even came to Calvary you made it clear to the spiritually discerning that you were a man to be avoided. Remember your story from your arrival at a previous church - a deacon comes to you and tells you that he has been at the church for years and, unless you do something in three months he is off! "Don't ever do that to me, will you," you declared. What a clear example of simple psychology reversed - "Don't upset me in any way by pressurising or questioning me!" Meanwhile you have been a savage wolf in the background picking off people one at a time with your own brand of divisive tactics.
S. When a leader tramples on the body ministry described so clearly in Ephesians 4, Romans 12 & 1 Corinthians 12 - so that every other member is crushed as necessary - unless they become "Yes" men, then clearly the situation needs to be dealt with Scripturally! I will give just a few personal examples of the damage you have inflicted on my family and brothers and sisters in Christ, but I'm sure these form only a minute proportion of the damage, pain, and havoc you have caused in Calvary Baptist Church:
From my own experiences of your abilities in this area I must make it clear that your "counselling" of our daughter Marie was an absolute disaster & a disgrace to the name "Christian pastoring." All you had to do was answer the questions she opened herself up with and draw the obvious Scriptural conclusion. When she reported to us the approval you gave her and her boyfriend you allowed her to continue on a path that led to extreme spiritual and physical pain. It goes without saying that I would not trust you near my family again and I am glad to say that they are spiritually discerning enough to have seen through you in their own visits to Calvary! This same evening, just before this conversation with you, I caught you abusing poor Andrew Bignall outside the church in the rudest of manners and accusing him of eavesdropping to gain material to use in gossiping! Whatever the man is I doubt that he is more guilty than you of this habit, so where does that place you?
On another occasion I asked you to call on an ex-Mormon lady who was keen to come to Calvary. It took you 3 weeks to visit her - from my experience with the cults I know that delay can be crucial. As it is the damage you have caused to the pastoral abilities of Calvary meant that no one else was free to see them. It was pastoral ineptitude that resulted in my family joining the Mormons and if I'd ever had to rely on someone like you to see the true gospel I could still be on my way to Hell! Praise God, He had other plans. Let me now make it clear that I would never send anyone AT ALL to you for any advice of any kind.
A church member complained that their child had taken up with another religion. You immediately implied that the boy didn't receive proper teaching in the Sunday school. What you didn't bother to find out is that the child was un-teachably rude and arrogant - I know because I have tried to teach him! Despite this you continued to cast aspersions on the teaching of the Sunday school with clear comments that questioned the validity of the teaching in the TNG groups. You have betrayed TNG teachers and undermined their position by repeatedly stating in the church that you didn't know what TNG leaders taught!
To compound this behaviour you then made an apparent appeal to the fellowship to assist the teachers with the unruly behaviour of the children whom you even stated were "children of members." This was not solicited by the teachers and as a result - to my certain knowledge - two Christians in Calvary have been overheard admonishing a child of a non-Christian family who attends a TNG class. Satan had a field-day with this because those admonishing the child have had their own disruptive children in Calvary Sunday Schools in recent times! Some Scripture about removing a log from the eye springs to mind.
I have personally experienced you using a confidence to cause hurt to Christians in Calvary Baptist Church. A friend shared a personal view with you and you 'phoned Zoë and upset her with the gossip! When I spoke to you privately and told you I didn't want you speaking to Zoë alone ever again you then attempted to blame the problem on the lack of sanctification of my friend who shared in confidence with you. Sharing in love to bring forgiveness and reconciliation is very different from spreading malicious gossip! Blaming others is not the work of a pastor of any ilk.
In a sermon (PM - 18th October 98) you went into a tirade about the tradition of praying with your eyes shut, as you declared it was not a Biblical practice, culminating with your incredible statement: "It makes me want to spew!" Now, does any Christian led by the Spirit of God really believe that He would have inspired any Christian to make a statement like this? Incredibly, you have continued to pray WITH YOUR EYES SHUT IN PUBLIC EVER SINCE!
At the recent baptismal service you wore a "dog-collar"! Can you show us where this is described in Scripture! Or is it not plain that you wanted to draw visitors' attention to yourself - "Look at me - I'm the minister!" I am certain that a large number of believers are sick of your plethora of ridiculous contradictions!
A poor soul-sick brother commits suicide and in the most distressing of circumstances we find out that you have laid the blame on a member of Calvary Baptist Church who is so distressed that they feel like going to another church! Many people in Calvary Baptist Church have a very good idea for the real reason for this suicide - why don't you?
Worldly lewdness - In your sermon of 11th October 98 - referring to abstaining from marital relationships in order to devote more time to prayer (1 Corinthians 7) - you said: ".....TNG the other day were saying that there's a great shortage in this church of babies - so I said it's because the men keep coming home from church meetings and things too tired. Um, but, if they heard tonight they would be a bit upset, because they're crying out for babies, alright. But you can see what Paul's saying - and it's a tremendous thing. This is biblical by the way - if you're looking at me thinking I'm talking out of the back of - whatever word you want to use! It's biblical, it's there!.....I could just imagine you ladies getting home tonight and - looking the way you do at your husbands, and, um, you know, sort of, you know, looking that look of, you know, this is what you want tonight. And your husband saying, 'Dear, I think that we will pray tonight.' I could just imagine - I'd love to be there, a fly on the wall! That's Paul speaking to the Corinthian church - devote yourself to prayer." What did we recently see demonstrated in the evening sermon on Remembrance Day (8th November 98)? Did we spend much time remembering those who have given their lives & those who continue to suffer mentally and physically because of the sacrifices of their loved ones - or did we give them cursory attention and instead dwell on points that were dishonouring to God and caused Christians to cringe? These were your words regarding examples of temptation by the devil: "One of my closest of friends in the church....and she was a lady, was one of my best admirers.....I was going to say we did everything but sleep together - but you know what I mean, we were that close!" Speaking of the potential of being trapped by an attractive woman who asked you to her flat to check her windows (despite your assertions that you weren't tempted) why would you need to say: "In doing good, that sounded good to take this lady home and go to her flat - that sounds a very good thing to do - what a kind pastor, isn't he? But my dear friends, be so careful, because the devil can abuse any good situation. He can turn it into evil. She could so easily have been tempted, Yes, I could have been tempted, I suppose - she was quite an attractive thing, come to think about it (making a big thing of musing on the thought)! Immediately after this you quoted Romans 12:2: "And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." You are too often vulgar, coarse, demeaning and insulting to both Christians of today and the past, but you dishonour the name of the Lord - have you never read Titus 3v9-11; James 1v26; Ephesians 4v25-32 or 5v3-7:
But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; 4 and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them;
11. In this sermon (11th October 98) you also asked why has the prayer meeting halved: "I know you're gonna turn round and say, 'Well, we don't like, pastor, the way you do the prayer meetings - that's why we don't come. If you did it a different way, we'd come. Oh, I feel desperately sorry for you!" (sarcastically). Or is it that we've lost that real keenness on prayer, 'cause it's only going to be prayer that is going to get us anywhere." One of the most destructive aspects of your ministry is the way you have destroyed the prayer-life of Calvary Baptist Church. Who would want to turn up to a meeting led by a hypocrite who treats God like a messenger boy and abuses Christians in such a manner? (Hebrews 13v7)
12. You mentioned the "contentious issue" of visiting the elderly (PM - 11th October 98). It's interesting that you refuted the criticism through records you keep ("visiting 17 times in 4 years - although 6 times the door wasn't answered"). I wonder why you are so sensitive to criticism of this issue. How many people in Calvary have spoken to you about the subject? And what is the opinion of the elderly you visit? You talked a lot about prayer and visiting in this sermon (and throughout your time in Calvary) - is this a sensitive issue still? How much time have you actually spent in prayer with the elderly? And how much time talking about yourself? In this sermon you also mentioned "care" and the difference of being in churches where people don't really care. Tell us, Roger, what is the major difference in Calvary care since you arrived? Has the care improved or deteriorated? What do those who are visited feel about it? What do others feel about the quality of pastoral care and the advice given under the Wheelhouses? What has happened behind the scenes to people like Bonnie? Is it enough to make a man bang his head against the wall?
13. What have we seen in public? Demonstrations of the deeds of the flesh or the fruit of the Spirit in the church? We read in Galatians 5:19-24:
19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you just as I have forewarned you that those who practice such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
In this sermon too, you actually said, "I don't want to be hypocritical and tell you to do something that I don't do - I think it would be very wrong to stand here tonight and say...I pray for you when I don't - or get you to do something that I don't do."
14. In your Baptismal service sermon on the Ten Commandments you included 'Do not swear at all, either by heaven, or by earth' and commented 'Do not swear - not that it makes a lot of difference when you listen to language in the High Street - but that's another matter.' Are you unaware that the word "Naff" which you use so liberally is merely the snobbish way to swear? What sort of example does this set to anyone? Coupled with your casual hand-in-pocket, "I'm so cool," approach to worship you have offended many. What happened to reverent fear of God? I cannot be too surprised at this since your Antinomian (against law) heresy one minute then swung to another heresy - keep the Commandments to be saved - the next. Historically, this approach has always resulted in this behaviour.
15. Another undermining you attempted earlier this year was in the field of prophecy. You claimed that Christians with the gift of prophecy could make mistakes - add a little bit of themselves - and therefore we should be careful in judging such things. This is not Scriptural - read Deuteronomy 13 and 18 (particularly verse 18-20) and Matthew 7v15-23. There is not one verse in the Bible to support such an idea (not even the prophet Jonah)!
16. Zoë has already given you a copy of the "picture" she had earlier this year which she describes:
"I had a 'picture' in which I could see a tallish, straight, leafy tree with a fire to the side and behind it. The fire burned continuously and in the same manner, always looking the same, with the flames tending to lean towards the tree. Suddenly, I was startled by the low sound of 'whoosh, whoosh, whoosh,' which began behind me, and I became aware of a large axe-head (with no handle) spinning round and round as it made its way in a big arc from behind me travelling towards the base of the tree where it landed with a loud 'thunk' which made me jump and feel sick and very much afraid. The axe made only one incision and the tree remained standing and the fire continued to burn but nothing was consumed. The 'picture' happened more than once and each time I found myself grieving intensely and being overwhelmed by the awesome fear of God. I was afraid for our fellowship."
The 'picture' represents the events in Calvary Baptist Church concerning Roger Wheelhouse.
The tree itself is Calvary Baptist Church.
The fire represents the Lord's presence and protection of His tree.
The axe-head represents Roger Wheelhouse who has come to Calvary Baptist Church with the intention of destroying the fellowship.
After the 'picture' had gone, I had a second 'picture' of a brilliant rainbow which filled me with real joy, hope, and an overwhelming feeling of God's love. I was literally 'lost in wonder, love, and praise.'"
No man should ever be allowed to speak in such irreverent and insulting and sneering terms about our Holy God as has been witnessed in Calvary Baptist Church under Roger Wheelhouse's ministry. (Deut. 4:24) "For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God." God is not impressed by such talk and only innocent or naive folk lap it up - and those whose knowledge and understanding of Scripture is unsound, flimsy or neglected (Romans 16v17-18; 1 Tim. 4v1-7). Satan's work is as a thief, a liar, and a murderer - John 8:44:
"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature; for he is a liar, and the father of lies.
Since you are divisive at every turn and continue to do Satan's work it is clear from Scripture that only repentance before the whole church can undo the damage to your life and the lives you have affected in Calvary Baptist Church. Otherwise we follow the Scriptural path of turning you over to satan, and this we command in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.