Tyra Marts (16 Aug 2010)
"Please pray for my father it's not life threatening but he's got a huge broken heart right now."
I will try to not make this so long. My
father who is a very God fearing Christian recently started going back
to church and became a member again of a church. My father
realizes we are in the last days. He's almost 70 and thought for
certain he would not live long enough to see this, but now has come to
the realization that he is living in the beginnings of the 7 years of
My cousin goes to my father wanting to know if
they could be married in his church. The pastor counceled them,
and told them yes. It's now 2 1/2 weeks before the wedding and
the pastor told this young couple they could not get married in the
church because neither were Christians and starting lecturing the soon
to be husband about Proverbs chapter 7 because the soon to be bride's
wedding dress was off her shoulders. Proverbs chapter 7 deals
with the Harlot.
My mother and my family told dad we would no
longer go to this church. My father resided his letter of
membership today and is absolutely heart broken because he wants so
much to do what he feels we should be doing in these last days.
He had been going to prisons, helping the homeless, feeding the hungry,
and sending out tracks all over the world about Jesus Christ.
In his letter he stated he respectfully disagreed with the pastor because...
1. We are all sinners, saved only by the Grace of Jesus Christ.
A young man and young woman who have never even dated anyone else are
getting married now and want to be married in a church for God to be
witness of their marriage.
3. My father stated in the letter
that if young people couldn't be married until they were Christians,
most of us would be unwed and living in sin with eachother. He
than precedes to state that neither he nor his wife (which is my
mother) were Christians when they were married. Both of them are
now Christians and have been for 30 plus years. Married for
almost 50 years.
4. He also stated he felt that it was very
wrong to tell a soon to be husband that his soon to be bride was a
harlot simply because her wedding gown was off her shoulders and that
because of this, he could no longer attend this church.
father is so completely heart broken because he doesn't know if he's
doing the right thing. I believe he is. I believe that
God's true remnant right now is being tested, tested to stand firm in
their belief of him and being tested to do what's right even if it's
By the way, my cousin and her soon to be husband found
another church where the pastor was more than happy to marry a young
man and woman that are in love with each other to be witness in the
eyes of our Lord. The only negative for her is that she had to
repurchase 350 new wedding invitations and get over the fact she was
refered too as a harlot.
Please pray for my dad, he's such an
honest truth seeking Christian and pray his spirit is lifted up and
that he finds another church that stands upright, not only in keeping
their word, but remembering we are all sinners and only Jesus Christ is