Intro. It’s my intention to set the record straight and introduce you to who and what I REALLY am, and who and what I am REALLY about.
Michael, you’ve seen me ONCE maybe TWICE in 30 years, yet you seem by your words to be an “expert” on me. David and Jana have seen 4-5 times in the same 30 years. And from 1976 til today, 44 years, all of you seen me maybe 8 times.
Yet all three of you act like you know me much better than you actually do. This time it’s Michael, but David and Jana, you’ve each believe and said similar things.
Last night it was “expert” Michael’s turn to parrot the falsehood(s): “Larry, you do know your self-righteous attitude is why you’re so alone? Somewhere in your heart of hearts you must sense this is true.”
What triggered this false response? Here is the exchange in the text last night: A 2nd music video that I don’t like is sent to me. The 1st time I just opt to say nothing. This time because of Michael’s claim to still be a sinner I opted to speak up.
What did I say? THIS: “And when each of us gave our hearts and lives to The Lord Jesus Christ in repentance unto salvation at that moment we ceased to be a sinner anymore, but The Bible declares we are new creatures in Christ Jesus; old things passed away, behold, all things are become NEW.”
Michael, in your gentle, but deceitful way said/asked, “You don’t sin?” That’s the kind of question that the Pharisees would try to trip up Jesus, John the Baptist, Paul the Apostle and every follower of Jesus with. That was NOT an honest question, because even as Christians we still wrestle with our flesh (Romans 7:1-25; Galatians 5:16-25) yet The Bible teaches we as Christians are NO LONGER sinners by nature, but rather we ARE: new creatures IN Christ Jesus, old things passed away, ALL THINGS ARE NEW, we are a Royal Priesthood, a Holy People, called OUT of Darkness into HIS marvelous Light. II Corinthians 5:17-21; I Peter 2:9-11; I John 3:1-10; Colossians 1:12-20).
So my answer to such a disingenuous question was this: “You have read The Bible haven’t you? A sinner is one who is unregenerate and unrepentant, a sinner BY NATURE. A Christian is a NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST JESUS…old things PASS AWAY- Behold ALL THINGS ARE NEW.
That is what The Bible says.
II CORINTHIANS 5:17-21 As a Christian we are now The Righteousness of God IN CHRIST. Romans 8:1; I Peter 2:9-11…A Christian sins- but it is NO longer our nature to sin. Romans 6:1-23″. Then the broken record of lies was busted out, Michael makes the false accusation of “Larry, you do know your self-righteous attitude is why you’re so alone? Somewhere in your heart of hearts you must sense this is true.”
So, then, as just now, I simply addressed a FALSE statement/belief that Michael, and by extension ALL Christians are STILL sinners with precisely what The Word of God says…and he spouts of that nonsensical blather with no basis in the actual conversation let alone reality.
HOW is saying what GOD says about us “self-righteous”? Hmm, Michael? HOW does that work?
Just so you ALL know, yes, I do still struggle with the flesh. ALL Christians do. And, yes, sometimes I say/do something that is sin. BUT that does NOT change what God in The Bible says ONE bit.
GOD says We are HIS Kings and Priests, a Holy Nation, a Royal Priesthood, a New Creature IN Christ Jesus. AND GOD says until we are clothed with incorruptibility and immortality we will struggle- BUT GOD also says we do so IN VICTORY, I Corinthians 15:51-57; II Corinthians 2:14; I John 4:1-6).
THE TRUTH ABOUT ME.
On February 15th, 1991 I ignored the Red Flags and Warning Lights about Cindy and married her anyway. Simply put, her faith is shallow, if real at all, but she can fake it and cry and play the victim like Tammy Faye Bakker or Jan Crouch. We were married 20 years. In that 20 year period Cindy committed adultery with at least two that are confirmed by as many as 18 other people, from 4 different churches. One adulterous affair she carried on for 10 years. During that same 10 year period there was NO affection at all, none. She lied about love letters and love gifts from her boyfriends. One of her boyfriends kept a detailed journal of when and where they met and what their adultery was like.
The kids believe and side with Cindy. They believe a lie. YOU believe a LIE when YOU choose to believe Cindy, and by extension the kid’s false view of what happened. BUT that is STILL the Truth.
Mindy had even more Red Flags and Warning Lights. But after the last 10 years of hate and lies from Cindy, and two years of being single I ignored ALL those warnings. I was wrong. I paid for it. Mindy is schizophrenic and bi-polar, and later found out was a Meth head and demon possessed. AND committed adultery to get her dope. BUT yeah, you all go ahead and believe Mindy too.
I admit that I was wrong. I should have listened to The Lord’s promptings, and to the counsel God sent my way via Godly Christians…I didn’t. I was wrong for not listening. I paid for it. THAT IS THE TRUTH.
I asked God to forgive. I tried to reconcile both times. I wept, cried, and repented.
BUT I will NOT let anyone take all the lies that have been spewed and then base false observations and false judgments about me, and then DEMAND that I repent of utter lies about me.
I am not going to defend this, nor myself anymore. IF you choose to believe the lies that you all circulate go ahead. BUT if you do…then do NOT expect to ever see or hear from me ever again. I am brushing the dust of my feet with this open letter.
Let me ask these question(s):
I have admitted many and repeated times I was wrong, how is that “self righteous”?
I have admitted, and repented of sins that I actually committed (not one’s that liars falsely accuse me of), how is that “self righteous”?
I daily, and constantly admit I NEED God’s grace and mercy, how is that “self righteous”?
I bring up Scripture to address error, how is that “self righteous”?
I wont “repent” of things I’m FALSELY accused of, how is that “self righteous”?
Today’s modern “church” would excommunicate John The Baptist,Paul the Apostle, and The Lord Jesus Christ because today’s watered down doctrine, theology, and preaching is absolutely foreign to what they preached, taught, and gave their lives for.
Right is still right even if everyone says it’s wrong. Wrong is still wrong even if everyone says it’s right.
BTW, I am NOT alone.
But none of you would know that because you don’t ask, and know nothing about me. A LOT has happened in the 44 years since I moved away, and the 4-5 times you saw me in that 44 year span, coupled with the lies that keep circulating about me seem to prevent you from having ANY curiosity about the truth.
The sad TRUTH about modern era “Christianity” is that they would stone John The Baptist and Crucify Jesus for what they preached!
These things should be obvious to any Christian who spends time daily, and prayerfully in God’s Word. Why do so-called “christians”, even so-called “ministers” get defensive when Scripture is brought up about an error THEY said/believe? Why do so-called “christians”, even so-called “ministers” get offended at God’s Word and falsely accuse the messenger of being “self-righteous”…when all that was said was the unmitigated Word of God?
THIS is only one area that I disagree with Michael, William and others in my family and friends about:
What The Bible REALLY Says About Drinking Alcohol.
~ Spurgeon and me.
I wrote this years ago, it is applicable now:
Maxims of Truth.
Truth is always truth.
I will show how petty, foolish and wrong this is with simple logic and truth.
1) The last time Jana and family, David and mom saw me was briefly for 3 1/2 days 5 YEARS ago.
2) I have NOT seen my cousins in 30 years.
3) Haven’t seen Petra and William in about 9 years.
4) YOU and YOUR sources of (false) information have ONLY seen me about 6-7 times in 44 years.
5) So when Michael says that he bases his judgment of me on what YOU ALL have said…so what?!! You don’t bother to ASK me anything about any of this. When I bring it up someone is always offended and they start the circle jerk of lies and false accusations again. When I basically say anything, especially if I “dare” to bring up Scripture, I am smacked down as being “self righteous”. When I refuse to agree with YOUR lies, you accuse me of being “self righteous”. When I bring up the truth that is fully corroborated by 18 people who saw and heard the same things I’m telling you now- Michael, and others, say “I didn’t bring that up…I didn’t mention that…I wasn’t even thinking of that”… THAT IS A LIE. YOU can NOT say that you get your judgment of me FROM the family, and then when I refute it say “it wasn’t from/about the family”. ALL that you consistently say is that “Larry is self righteous”. When addressed and refuted with facts, YOUR argument, such as it is, “that’s not what we meant or were talking about”.
6) BE HONEST, WHY would I want to hang around ANYONE who believes LIES about me, tells LIES about me, tells LIES to me, and makes false, and stupid, and TIRING accusations about me?? Huh?! WHY? WHY would I want to hang around ANYONE who whenever I bring up a Biblical P.O.V., especially when using/quoting The Bible, gets offended, and defensive, and then trots out the stupid, tired, false “Larry is self righteous”?? IF you get offended with The Bible, Truth, Facts…anything that does not fit your picture of “reality” and what you think of me…then do NOT expect to ever see or hear from me again. IF ALL you have is a false accusation based on a pile of festering LIES about me…I do NOT want to be around that crap…EVER. PERIOD.
7) Do not get offended at or by The Bible and start a quarrel or “fight” with me and then accuse me of “fighting all the time”.
8) I am NOT going to debate any of this with anyone. YOU decide what YOU’RE going to do with this…IF I see or hear from you ever again good. IF NOT, too bad. I tried…one last time.
So it’s on you. I am NOT going to “repent” for something I NEVER did. IF you have a real, and specific instance of what THE BIBLE calls sin that I’ve committed, then by all means tell me…bring up the instance and the Scripture. We will and can talk about REALITY. BUT IF all you have is the same tired bull crap…keep it to yourselves. I’m done with THAT.