First Church of God - Doniphan

First Church of God - Doniphan

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Worried

Doniphan, MO

#1 Apr 12, 2011
I am really ashamed of recent events that have taken place at my church. I am not the only person from the congregation with these feelings. Recently our pastor has crossed over many wrong lines. I would like to take a moment to point out just a few.
I would like to start with something that he did that upset me on friends and family day. It was time for alter call and someone (I do not want to mention any names) walked up to Brother Earl and wanted him to pray for them. Brother Earl was in the middle of one of his many stories and he had this person wait while he finished his story. The person had waited so long that they took a seat on the front pew till he was finished. That was a sin within its self!! The people should come before any story. If someone needs prayer, you don’t turn them away, you pray for them!!!
Moving on I would like to get to the most recent event that has brought shame upon me for attending this church, and if anyone else attending this church are true Christians than it offended them as well! Everyone knows that prom was Saturday night. Well what you need to know is that our pastor, Brother Larry Earl, although he was smiling, shaking hands and hugging everyone, acting like a saint and making everyone think he was so wonderful. He turned around and on Sunday told our congregation that because of all the cheek to cheek, closeness and different smells, because of the stink, he had to rush home and shower. Wow, I am so ashamed by this. How can you be so nice to people and then turn around the next day to say that they stink. This two faced man is the Pastor of our church and a supposed Christian.
Seriously he needs to be kicked out of the church. Everything is all about him and the money. It should be about the Lord and the Bible. Please help get this man out before he turns everyone against what they know and love. Before he changes this congregations beliefs of god.
Before I go, I would like to explain why I am not leaving my name. The reason is that we have some influential people in our church and if I don’t believe as the good Larry Earl does, I will be cast out, stoned if they could. This is my home, I want it to be a ministries once again not a money hording cult!! Amen or Oh my folks!!
Please help save our church!! God bless!
guest

Doniphan, MO

#2 Apr 12, 2011
It creeps me out the way he always calls everyone honey and baby. Is that acceptable behavior for a Pastor?? I think it border lines on sexual harrasment!!
The Bible Way

United States

#3 Apr 12, 2011
I admire you for following the Bible in this matter. I can't remember the chapter and verse, but I remember the Apostle Paul saying that if you had an issue with someone in the church to take it to Topix. Wow! May you somehow search your soul and seek forgiveness from Pastor Earl and God. People like you and acts like this are what keep so many people out of church.
very shameful

Fairdealing, MO

#4 Apr 12, 2011
Yes I have herd much more, but is a good Job and easy money this is what Ive been hearing, but see his Judgment is going to be HARSH our Lord JESUS will not let this go on
lol

New Bethlehem, PA

#5 Apr 12, 2011
take to the church to discuss not topix they are the only ones tha can help you
Dick

Greenbrier, AR

#6 Apr 12, 2011
Bible Way---Brother Earl is why people don't go to church, and covering up fondlers and creeps in the ministry is why the Catholic Church is having big problems now. Pastors of mega-churches cultivate a ministry of personality. Some love it, some find it very off-putting. I quit going to church 30 years ago because of sanctimonious bible thumpers. I have a fine relationship with my God and don't need to put on a Sunday show to prove. I live it.
This is nuts

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Apr 12, 2011
Brother Larry is probably the best Preacher I've ever known! Ok? should he have said anything about the nasty people of Ripley County during church? Probably not.. But I know what he is talking about. There are some people in this county that simply will not bath or wash their clothes, I mean come on , it was their kids prom! just go the grocery store, sometimes i can't even stand to be in line at the checkout because people in line smell so bad! The First Church Of God and our entire community has become a much better place since Brother Larry and his wife have come to Doniphan. I enjoy seeing them at all the sporting events, and they have been there for my family as well.. Keep it up Brother Larry! We love you!
wow

Edwardsville, IL

#8 Apr 12, 2011
preachers are human and don't you lose sight of god and i am thinkful to be able to call on him at any time even if i stink. There were no athiest in fox holes and they brobalby stank.
ok i agree

Dixon, MO

#9 Apr 12, 2011
ok i agree that there are some that needs a bath.
ok i can agree that he might have needed a bath.
but i don't agree that he should have told others
about it.
that would make me wonder if he has told others about private talks that you shared with him to others? a pastor like that, where and with whom else does he Share your confessions.
there is NO excuse for him to do that.
i agree it should not have been put on topix.
but he should not have Shred his bathing habits.
ok i agree

Dixon, MO

#10 Apr 12, 2011
i know,i need to learn how to spell.
you could even consider it was a typing
mistake,but i know some of you will not.
short shot

Dixon, MO

#11 Apr 12, 2011
I am not a part of your church---the LORD says come as you are to worship me--the Pastor should not be hugging and sniffing on his parishoners a hand shake and thank you for comming should do.----OK i will mind my own bussines. Just a little food for thought!
very shameful

Fairdealing, MO

#12 Apr 12, 2011
Im sure Jesus is concerned about baths and not there soul first,God help the preacher cause that is what he needs Jesus, what does he say about the poor? at least they were in the right place well church any way, how many will stumble? and fall God for bid, hay if it was me I would think is it me that was smelling cause I do have a bo problem after shower and deoterant, but like Jesus is really caring and our house being so clean well when he returns its all going to dust and be watching the sighns are from the heavens and his own will know when it is near and it issss!!!!
odg

Ballwin, MO

#13 Apr 12, 2011
I've never seen so many posting with a Little Rock address before on one thread. Could it possible be that there is one person complaining using different names. Which by the way, would be a form of lying. I bet this person went there begging like people from Doniphan do and got turned down. lol
Re-thinker

Eltopia, WA

#14 Apr 12, 2011
what is it the Bible says? Before you attempt to remove the mote from another's eye, remove the beam from your own...?
No No

Greenbrier, AR

#15 Apr 12, 2011
He wasn't referring to people being smelly in church. He was talking about some people at the Prom.. Not Church!
prayer

AOL

#16 Apr 12, 2011
Worried wrote:
I am really ashamed of recent events that have taken place at my church. I am not the only person from the congregation with these feelings. Recently our pastor has crossed over many wrong lines. I would like to take a moment to point out just a few.
I would like to start with something that he did that upset me on friends and family day. It was time for alter call and someone (I do not want to mention any names) walked up to Brother Earl and wanted him to pray for them. Brother Earl was in the middle of one of his many stories and he had this person wait while he finished his story. The person had waited so long that they took a seat on the front pew till he was finished. That was a sin within its self!! The people should come before any story. If someone needs prayer, you don’t turn them away, you pray for them!!!
Moving on I would like to get to the most recent event that has brought shame upon me for attending this church, and if anyone else attending this church are true Christians than it offended them as well! Everyone knows that prom was Saturday night. Well what you need to know is that our pastor, Brother Larry Earl, although he was smiling, shaking hands and hugging everyone, acting like a saint and making everyone think he was so wonderful. He turned around and on Sunday told our congregation that because of all the cheek to cheek, closeness and different smells, because of the stink, he had to rush home and shower. Wow, I am so ashamed by this. How can you be so nice to people and then turn around the next day to say that they stink. This two faced man is the Pastor of our church and a supposed Christian.
Seriously he needs to be kicked out of the church. Everything is all about him and the money. It should be about the Lord and the Bible. Please help get this man out before he turns everyone against what they know and love. Before he changes this congregations beliefs of god.
Before I go, I would like to explain why I am not leaving my name. The reason is that we have some influential people in our church and if I don’t believe as the good Larry Earl does, I will be cast out, stoned if they could. This is my home, I want it to be a ministries once again not a money hording cult!! Amen or Oh my folks!!
Please help save our church!! God bless!
I don't think you should have got on here and tell this, to me this is just complaining and gossip. I personally don't attend your church and If I were that unhappy with the pastor I think I would be finding another church. Sounds to me like you should be reading the Word of God more and pray for your pastor. God Bless you and I'll be praying for you and your church.
ok i agree

Dixon, MO

#17 Apr 13, 2011
No No wrote:
He wasn't referring to people being smelly in church. He was talking about some people at the Prom.. Not Church!
it should have not mattered.
a pastor is one of the stars in the crown.
to tell his congregation was wrong.
if he talks like that about others the odds are real good
he tells others things about his followers.
the prayers need to go for him.
i havent seen in the bible where it says,pastors talk about others
stinking.
well some of ya all dont

Fairdealing, MO

#18 Apr 13, 2011
for one thing, star on a crown ??? best start reading see who gets them,.,., and any one can call them self a preacher. By there fruits you shall know them, I hope he has some sweet and true fruits. Careful who you follow! do not follow MAN remember follow Jesus and it's ok test the sprit( oh thats Biblical)
well some of ya all dont

Fairdealing, MO

#19 Apr 13, 2011
OH and let me tell ya Im not from ark. dont know why when I post it comes up that way, but Im from Doniphan so if ya want to know since it bothers ya and Im sure a lot of us are not from the state or town that comes up ha ha ha you are not to smart, so think of a nother one Mr. a lot of them post says Ark. ha ha ha ha
well some of ya all dont

Fairdealing, MO

#20 Apr 13, 2011
very shameful wrote:
Im sure Jesus is concerned about baths and not there soul first,God help the preacher cause that is what he needs Jesus, what does he say about the poor? at least they were in the right place well church any way, how many will stumble? and fall God for bid, hay if it was me I would think is it me that was smelling cause I do have a bo problem after shower and deoterant, but like Jesus is really caring and our house being so clean well when he returns its all going to dust and be watching the sighns are from the heavens and his own will know when it is near and it issss!!!!
Hay I was just wondering if your from Ark. cause we got someone thinking cause it says Arkansas we are all the same person we got to pray for this one too! its getting bad in this world and the end is coming soon I sure agree with you my friend in CHRIST I am not from Arkansas, it do'nt matter though Jesus knows all

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