Similar to a picture we saw on Grant Kekel's Facebook page some time ago. He captioned it something like this: "Symbolically everything I want." There is another version of this image online with the words "I'm RICH, B*TCH!" Does this materialistic and coveteous attitude emulate Christ? And who do you think will be buying all the "bananas" for little Grant Davison Kekel, should he take over the ntcc? That's right. YOU. The tithe payers. Wise up.
Our parting words to all of our readers to include ntcc'rs: We hope that you find peace in God and that you realize no church, (cult), or man has a monopoly on salvation. It's free to all; and the Word of God is not a mystery to those who love God. If you are looking for Jesus, He will not be found among the religious hypocrites who make a living condemning souls while getting rich off of the people they manipulate. He's not part of a clique or a club that you have to pay tithe to join. If you want God, all you need is a broken heart and a contrite spirit. We believe that the focus of what Jesus taught was built upon loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself. It has nothing to do with wearing makeup or earrings, going to 5 cult services a week or paying tithe to a man; who sends it to some self proclaimed apostle in Graham; who in turn enriches himself with earthly treasures. If you want to love God, love one another. Do something for someone who can't help themselves. Love the people that God loves, not just the ones who preach at you. Look at the life of Jesus, and try to emulate the love that he had for those whom he helped and loved, not the ones who tell you that they are the last move of God on earth, not the ones that try to impose rules on you that they themselves will never keep, not the ones that strain at a gnat and swallow a camel, not the ones that bind heavy burdens, grievous to be borne and will not lift one finger to move them, not the ones that are all wrapped up in themselves, their buildings and their programs, not the ones who harbor pedophiles and destroy families, not the ones who say they love God, but have no place in their heart for people that do not bow down to them.
God is so close and within reach, but so many of us left the ntcc under the delusion that God had cast us away. The ntcc had no more use for us; and they never tried to reconcile, but God remains one prayer away. He'll never give up on you like the ntcc will.
We would like to thank all of the people who shared their testimonies and had the courage to own their testimonies by saying who they are and what happened to them. We know that not everyone has been at a place in their lives where they were ready to identify who they were and what they went through, and we appreciate all of the anonymous contributions also. We have both discussed this for some time and knew this day was coming soon. We are just at a place in our lives where we don't want our time to be consumed by thoughts of the dirty ntcc. If you need to contact us for any reason our email is available. Unless there is some really big story that we feel people really need to know about, we most likely will not add anything new to our blog. We wish you all the best. Peace and Love to all as they follow Christ!
So Long Farewell - The Sound of Music (The Von Trapp Family Singers)