October 30, 2009

To The COGIC General Assembly

Today, October 30, 2009 Bishop J.C. Gilkey with the help of Enoch Perry III and C. Edward Watson obtained a temporary injunction against the “Board of Trustees” of Emanuel Church of God in Christ, Wichita, Kansas.  Based on this injunction all COGIC pastors be aware, in the eyes of the court, the local people do not own or control their property.  Forget all this stuff about no state or national money being used, that nice beautiful church you built, you did the national church a big favor.  Check out what was done in Kentucky with Moore’s Temple    A Time To Weep . In my opinion, the way it is being used, the “Trust Clause” means you don’t own your property, the National Church does, you are only the Caretaker.   Enoch Perry said the Pastor controls the property.  He controls when service starts, whether the heat is turned up or not.  Don’t be fooled, here in Wichita, Kansas, with the help of a letter from Bishop Blake which said Bishop Gilkey had the authority to enforce the Judicaiary Boards Majority Decision.  Again Bishop Gilkey recieved a Preliminary Injunction giving him control over the property.  He also admitted it has always been about the property.  They also had a copy of my blog.  Wow, they alleged my blog was proof we never intended to submit to COGIC authority.  If you have seen previous blogs, you would know the rules don’t apply to a certain few.  To borrow a phrase from Bishop Blakes book,   (Why I Stood For the Defense In Orlando), “How Long This Madness”.   Be not decieved, GOD is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.

Remember, you do not own your property, the National Church does, you are just the caretaker

October 24, 2009

How Long O God?

Filed under: African-American,black church,C.O.G.I.C.,Church Justice,COGIC,Comments — R.E. Stidham @ 5:39 PM

O LORD GOD, to whom vengeance  belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.  Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: and shew judgement, render a reward to the proud.  LORD how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?  How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?   They break in pieces, O LORD, and afflict thine inheritance. (Psalms 94:1-4).  

We who are members of the Church of God in Christ have allowed the word of God to become secondary.  The culture talks about seperation of church and state, we want to seperate how we operate from the Word of God.  We esteem the “Constitution above the Word of God.  In Ps 138.2 David says I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindes and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above above all thy name.   How can we neglect justice in the name of ” the Constitution” and think we are doing GOD a service .   In Amos 5:21-24  GOD says I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your soloemn assemblies.  Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: niether will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.  Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.  But let judgement run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. 

GOD watches his word, not the constitution.  When will we stop bowing to the altar of the constitution.  When will we stop offering victims on the altar of the constitution by neglecting the cries of the  abused,  and by neglecting to dispense justice to the weak and oppressed.   Isaiah 9:16 says For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and they that follow them are destroyed.

When the whirlwind comes, how many will cry out why  GOD .  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (Micah 6:8).                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Why are things like this tolerated in the Church of God in Christ Restraining order

October 19, 2009

Real Meaning of Hierarchical Government

I want to say, this is based on the latest information I have, if and when I find different verifiable info, I will present it. 

We have often heard it said that C.O.G.I.C is a hierarchy.    They define it by saying this is a church of appointments.   However, there are some who hold the view that the National Church owns all property used as C.O.G.I.C.   You probably think that can’t be true, how can a National Church that doesn’t buy a roll of toilet tissue claim to own all property.   Two things, the trust clause and the claim of hierarchical government.  In the Blue Ribbon Committees Official Draft, of the Constitutional Convention Proposed Amendments, on pg 2, Part II Ecclesiastical  Structure, the second sentence states;  “Ecclesiastically, the Church of God in Christ, a hierarchical organization is composed of the following.”       If that is approved then in the, civil court, we will operate where the General Board and the Board of Bishops will literally control the property and anyone who is a member.  Click on the high lighted  word” New Jerusalem Appeal ” to see the full text of the results of a Bishop in Kansas taking property from people and quit claiming it to an individual New Jerusalem Appeal.  Also click on this  no hierarchical government to gain further insight

October 16, 2009

Here We Go Again

For the second time in five years Bishop J. C. Gilkey has gotten a restraining order against Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, Wichita, Kansas.

On September 27, 2009 Bishop Gilkey came out to Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, Wichita , Kansas.   He came out with four other members of his jurisdiction,  a letter he said was from Bishop Blake     9_27_2009 Bisop blake .   This is what the Trust clause does,   October 2009 Restraining Order ,  this is what Bishop Gilkey, Enoch Perry III, (Enoch Perry advised Bishop Gilkey to file the first legal action) and a great number of other Bishops believe.   Bishop Gilkey has stated the National Church has an equitable interest in all property used for C.O.G.I.C  services, even rental property.   It appears we have a battle between the Constitution and the WORD OF GOD.  The Constitution as it is written and some of the proposed ammendments bring us into bondage.  As an example, in the proposed ammendments Section D paragraph 5.3 states ” A member of a local church shall not transfer membership to another local Church of God In Christ unless the local member has the written consent of the Pastor where the member is enrolled.  The pastor should give the member who is in good standing a letter of consent upon request” .  Why is there an attempt to control people so?  In 2 Corinthians 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is,  there is liberty.    GOD who as the ability and power to force us to comply allows us to have a choice.  Why is it, there are those who are writing the Constitution attempting to force us?  The Constitution puts us in bondage,  but where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  No liberty, no Spirit of the Lord.   When we put our trust, in the Constitution instead of the Word of God are we not like Israel before the captivity.  

  Psalms 94:1-7  O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, shew thyself.  Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.  LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?  How long shall they utter and speak hard  things?  and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?  They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.  They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.  Yetr they say,  The  LORD  shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.

O GOD have mercy on us thy people

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