Mocking God On The Mission Field

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16 Responses

  1. Doug walters says:

    Keep speaking the truth to these cowards!!!

  2. OCDan says:

    I am reminded that we are too weep when a brother or sister weeps and rejoice when a brother or sister rejoices.

    This is def. in the former category.

    This story among so many you post just saddens me.

    On the other hand, it makes me realize how much I long to see and be with our Lord forever.

    Other than sharing with people and living for His glory, this world offers less and less every day.

  3. Kevin H says:

    Amen, Michael.

  4. EricL says:

    They have lost their fear of God, if they ever had it. Most likely, such men will never gain a healthy fear of God until all is stripped away.

    When such men are not experiencing God’s loving correction, I begin to wonder about their salvation. (Rev. 3:19, Heb 12:6-8) May they soon feel His hand again, even if it is the heavy hand of discipline.

  5. Michael says:

    Sometimes I can’t stand it anymore and I have to let it out.
    Today was one of those days.

  6. Michael says:

    EricL,

    That is the whole truth.
    They have lost the fear of God.

  7. Nonnie says:

    Thank you Michael, for bringing this darkness to light. I’m praying for you.

  8. Michael says:

    Thank you, Nonnie!

  9. Em says:

    the son of some very dear friends joined the peace corp right out of college, learned Tagalog(?) and was sent to the Philippines (his uncle was an oil company executive over there) – this was the late 60s or early 70s – he came home very disgusted with the Christian missionaries that he observed staying in the most expensive hotel suites and eating at the best restaurants there as he assumed that they did so on monies given to support missions… we’ve always been a mix of sheep and wolves, perhaps?
    i think it will be the leadership at home that will answer to God for their stewardship of God’s resources as much as the perps being discussed here themselves…

  10. Michael says:

    Em,

    Amen.
    This is tough to write about…most of the missionaries I’ve known were anything but rich.
    As a matter of fact, missionaries are often the most down to earth reasonable, people in the kingdom.
    This hurts them too.

  11. Em says:

    for the record – i’ve only been personally acquainted with two missionary families – neither of them were rich or living well either… one family had served in India until the father went blind from something he contracted over there… the board (won’t name the one) helped them very niggardly IMO, they gave this very dignified woman a job in the nursing home laundry… the other woman was from England and had served with her husband in Mexico until he died… she then came to the U.S. and was working as an in home health-care giver

    i don’t know how i’d feel if, living simply in a grass hut working among underprivileged natives, my fat and sassy mission board came to check up on me, get a head count and then tell me that they were praying for me … as a young Christian, i “told” the Lord that i couldn’t serve as a missionary because i hated bugs and was afraid of spiders… but i suspect that wasn’t the reason that he didn’t call me

  12. ChainsBroken2x says:

    Thank you Michael. God certainly will not be mocked. There are so many “weary and scattered” due to “religious leaders” like KP and those like him. There is nothing new under the sun. We see clearly in Matthew 9 how Jesus saw those Pharisees and he sees these modern day Pharisees the same. Their kingdoms and their works will burn so they had better enjoy their so called “reward” now while it lasts. God will not be mocked.

  13. Charles says:

    Could one call our local senators, congressmen etc and notify them of this ministry?

  14. Michael says:

    There would be great value in one familiarizing themselves with the issues surrounding GFA and asking for government investigation…

  15. brian says:

    I love what you wrote Michael, just from my observation and personal experience

    “In places like the Philippines and India, cash talks.

    Loudly.” Not just there but everywhere, in every situation always, just not in the ways people think it will because love of money truly is a web that can trap you in your own pride.

  16. openeyes says:

    To be honest, I am really shocked to read all the testimonies of Gospel for Asia and KP Yohannon. I would have never guess this story would go so deep with misdeeds for so long. I have suspected for a long time that it wasn’t as it seemed, but not like this. I applaud everyone for righting a wrong. I have a feeling if we are patient and keep taking baby steps the whole truth will come out soon.

    My personal opinion is that every believer is a missionary so they need to be equipped to handle the job. Not everyone lives up to everyone’s standards but if they are producing fruit the size of a grape that is something.

    Some missionaries I know do have a ministry to the wealthier and upper middle class here in India. I don’t believe there is anything wrong with that. India is unlike America in that there is a hierarchy. It is not only the poor that need Jesus but also those with wealth, status and fame that need Him, too. In the good old days missionaries in India were revered because they brought hospitals, education, orphanages, etc..to India. They even had chances to hang out with the upper castes, classes and wealthy since they were looked upon favorable. They got to share the Gospel with these people and the educated, upper castes/classes that converted were able to teach the poorer, uneducated Indians that they had influence over. Those converts treated those below them unlike other religious people and I think that is one hallmark today of true conversion in India. The had influence with others in similar positions and with those that they worked with. They proved it wasn’t a bad thing to reach the upper echelons of society. They were able to spread the Gospel in many ways that foreigners couldn’t. Things have changed drastically now. Those days are gone. Missionaries are seen as a threat to India now. It is sad.

    Meanwhile, my friend from Kerala India says this about money in India.-> Most people here know about KPY and his tactics. Serving God or mammon is the question before us. As long as forces with mammon are powerful, persons like KPY know how to manage. Money can buy any one in a corrupt society.

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