Shore Christian Center Files Chapter 11 and Denies Friendships with Saudi Arabia

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Sickened

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This Church used to be so nice.
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May 25, 2009
 
I've only attended a few services here, noticing the heavy accent on "abundance" and "prosperity" and was a little creeped out to be honest. But I wish someone would please let me know what has been going on with this place!? What in the world!?
Pastor Dewey Abdullah

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May 25, 2009
 
After doing some research here is what I found so far. Pastor Dewey promised church members in 2007 that there were international donors who would give so much money to the church that children could attend the SCA(shore christian academy) TUITION FREE! Apparently that flopped, and now after acreuing over $4 million in debt, they have filed for bankruptcy and again are stating that they are about to receive a HUGE sum of money fron an unnamed international donor, enough to create a church where bands will be playing day and night, around the clock. Except in more detail, this money is supposed to not only fund the church, but somehow create schools in Saudia Arabia...yes, good luck figuring that one out. Nothing is adding up. Especially since a few weeks ago the pastor mentioned how SCC (Shore Christian Center) is going to be funded by SmithBarney and a few other GIANT companies. Is this where bailout money goes? to corrupt churches?
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This man has been tailoring his stories since the day he got off the path....When the truth comes out it will be shocking...as of rite now everyone that tries to reveal the truth are labeled liars and traitors....It will not be much longer..
Tom S

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I used to be a member of Shore, and have heard this junk all too often!

Shore is a church that heavily believes in a false doctrine called "Prosperity Teaching".

This belief centers around the idea that God will grant you wealth, but you have to tithe 10% of your gross income and after that 10%, any other monies will be given back to you 100 times over!

They claim that this 10% is in the Bible, but never quote the verse(s) that state this.

And the hundred fold part, well that is a bad interpretation of Mark 10:30

Sadly only ones getting rich is Dewey and his wife, who does NOTHING, but is on the payroll!
Joe

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Yes, you know SICKENED is a great word to describe all of this. I guess um just amazed at how someone could lead all those people without showing guilt about preaching a false doctrine. Malachi3 talks about tithing for sure.... I agree with that....but after researching Deweys mentors, like Oral Roberts and Ern Baxter, it's clear where his prosperity notions came from. Not to mention the guest preachers at the SCC like Paula White, Don Hilliard, and all them, it's scary. By the way, there's more poor people in this church than anywhere else I've seen in a long time. People working hard to survive and giving almost everything to the church. Fortunately, we serve a God that will STILL reward them for doing so as He is the judge of our hearts. I would love to hear from some people who have unfortunate experiences regarding this church. Please email me, "joe" at DAAENTERTAINMENT@hotmail.com. God bless you all!
John

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Tithing is in the bible,so is abundance, but this isn't all Pastor Dewey preaches. He preaches many aspects and truths.The power of forgiveness..Being a real man and standing up to world values with spiritual values.I'm not in the inner circle of the church's management but I know that no one among us sits high enough to judge any body.If you're a true Christian pray for a positive outcome and let the Lord our God show off!!!
Sickened

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John wrote:
Tithing is in the bible,so is abundance, but this isn't all Pastor Dewey preaches. He preaches many aspects and truths.The power of forgiveness..Being a real man and standing up to world values with spiritual values.I'm not in the inner circle of the church's management but I know that no one among us sits high enough to judge any body.If you're a true Christian pray for a positive outcome and let the Lord our God show off!!!
You most likely have not been around SCC in a while...
Randy

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I have been going to Shore Christian Center from
the year 1980 to 2000. At first Dewey wasn't that
bad a preacher. As the years progressed and the
Center bought their own land, that's when things
started to change. Dewey himself wasn't that bad at the time. A member of his staff by the name of Bob was. I am handicapped, I was parking in a parking place where there was a picture of a wheel chair in it which I have a handicapped license to prove I'm handicapped, but Bob told me to get out of the parking place. This happened a few times. Why? I have all the proof I'm handicapped by law to do so. Bob still told me to leave that handicapped parking place. Not only this happened but the same Bob challenged me to a fight a few times. Shore Christian Center was supposed to be a place of worship not a place of violence. One week I had enough of this sinful doings, so I went to the local police and told them these things which were happening. Apparently the police station got in touch with Dewey, the preacher, and Dewey told Bob for that was the last time Bob has ever spoken with me. What I read in Google, Dewey is sinning now, that's why the church is in trouble with either the banks, the law, or possibly both.

Someone who used to attend the church,

Randy
Amy

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And what did Jesus say to do for your enimies that go against you. "Jesus" said to pray for them!!! Pray for those that CURSE you. Jesus is alll Forgiving. You should be too. Pray for this Church to heal even if they were running it wrong. Jesus will turn bad into good as well. Remember that. And if you claim to love Jesus yourself then you should know that already.
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This man has been tailoring his stories since the day he got off the path....When the truth comes out it will be shocking...as of rite now everyone that tries to reveal the truth are labeled liars and traitors....It will not be much longer..
Amy

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You should pray for Dewy. We have to ask ourselves "WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?" Then after asking ourselves that question we should know what Jesus would do....Pray for Dewy and forgive because that is what Jesus has done for YOU ALOT as well. He who is without sin CAST the first stone right!!!!! If Dewy asks for forgiveness did you know Jesus can restore him back to more then he has ever had and then some. Thank Jesus for his forgiveness. And besides no matter how good a preacher is there will always be someone who attacks him. This is just building Dewy to a real big or should I say bigger testimony.
Randy wrote:
I have been going to Shore Christian Center from
the year 1980 to 2000. At first Dewey wasn't that
bad a preacher. As the years progressed and the
Center bought their own land, that's when things
started to change. Dewey himself wasn't that bad at the time. A member of his staff by the name of Bob was. I am handicapped, I was parking in a parking place where there was a picture of a wheel chair in it which I have a handicapped license to prove I'm handicapped, but Bob told me to get out of the parking place. This happened a few times. Why? I have all the proof I'm handicapped by law to do so. Bob still told me to leave that handicapped parking place. Not only this happened but the same Bob challenged me to a fight a few times. Shore Christian Center was supposed to be a place of worship not a place of violence. One week I had enough of this sinful doings, so I went to the local police and told them these things which were happening. Apparently the police station got in touch with Dewey, the preacher, and Dewey told Bob for that was the last time Bob has ever spoken with me. What I read in Google, Dewey is sinning now, that's why the church is in trouble with either the banks, the law, or possibly both.
Someone who used to attend the church,
Randy
Friend or Foe

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I am glad the wrong doings of this church is being exposed. Paster Dewey drives a Mercedes and the church is broke. Something smells fishy at the Shore
Amy

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Wrong doings should be exposed, but remember these principles APPLY TO everyone.(even YOU). So if your wrong doings were exposed and you would want repentance then PRAY for this man who is a human who messed up. Jesus died for ALL sinners and EVERYONE is a sinner. I will continue to PRAY for DEWY because I know that when someone falls really big then that's when they have a really big testimony to tell in the future.
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I am glad the wrong doings of this church is being exposed. Paster Dewey drives a Mercedes and the church is broke. Something smells fishy at the Shore
Sickened

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Amy wrote:
Wrong doings should be exposed, but remember these principles APPLY TO everyone.(even YOU). So if your wrong doings were exposed and you would want repentance then PRAY for this man who is a human who messed up. Jesus died for ALL sinners and EVERYONE is a sinner. I will continue to PRAY for DEWY because I know that when someone falls really big then that's when they have a really big testimony to tell in the future.
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Amy....Carrying the burden in prayer is meant for the ones who have been damaged as well. You should really get more facts about what has been going on instead of defending a man that has done evil while being trusted with peoples lives..
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Sep 15, 2009
 
Friend or Foe wrote:
I am glad the wrong doings of this church is being exposed. Paster Dewey drives a Mercedes and the church is broke. Something smells fishy at the Shore
Dewey doesn't drive mercedes...get your facts straight and when you do go help so one and be a blessing not a downer.I know you're much better than that
Mike

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I am so sorry to hear of this. I went there through the 90's, and it was great. The SCC Choir was the best, and Pastor Dewey's Word was the best I've heard in the area. He was on a Mission from God. Maybe he extended himself a bit too much. I believe he had good intentions, and did what he did because of his love for his congregation. We all take risks for the ones we love. Let us all pray that the Lord RESTORES !! what the enemy is trying to destroy. " AMEN "
Robert

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Oct 5, 2009
 
I went to SCC back in early 2000. I never felt right about Dewey's need for a body guard and a "better than thou" attitude. People use to feel priviledged just to have Dewey approach them to say hello. Dewey is not God. I found an awesome church that the Pastor is humble and down to earth. We will continue to pray for Dewey, that God will guide him and change his wrong doing. We're all sinners and need forgiveness everyday. But knowingly taking advantage of people should be punishable. God bless everyone.
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Yes the people who have been hurt should be prayed for and I do agree that I do need more facts as well. I am agreeing with you all the way. BUT I feel that people attack other sinners that are just like them selves and think that they are better then the sinner. There is a consequence to all sinners here on earth, but on judgement day we will all be judged as well. That is why we all need to pray for the sinner as well. I have been hurt too by others in a church. I have left the church and prayed for the sinner immediately who hurt me and then for myself as well. There is hope for all. I have since seen this church prosper and repent and get on track too. God is so good and we are friends again. I KNOW there is hope for Dewy even when the world has given up on him. There is also PEACE for the ones Dewy hurt too. No one is to be treated like a door mat. The right thing to do is to leave his church and pray for him. Prayer can move a mountain!!!!! Matthew 17:20. God Bless and take care.
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Amy....Carrying the burden in prayer is meant for the ones who have been damaged as well. You should really get more facts about what has been going on instead of defending a man that has done evil while being trusted with peoples lives..
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There is a consequence for all that we do here on earth and there should be but the answer really is "What would Jesus DO???"
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Amy....Carrying the burden in prayer is meant for the ones who have been damaged as well. You should really get more facts about what has been going on instead of defending a man that has done evil while being trusted with peoples lives..
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Amy wrote:
There is a consequence for all that we do here on earth and there should be but the answer really is "What would Jesus DO???"<quoted text>
""..Amy...this man continues to act as the king of correction and he continues to act like he has done nothing wrong. Your christianism`s are watered down exuses and boarderline defense for a man that has done evil. You wanna say he has made mistakes and that he has repented? Giving the I made a mistake speach from the pulpit is not repentence. No one should lay down for this man. NO one. He has done more evil than good and he should be exposed. There are things that are going to come out soon in an article that you would not even put your name next to with Jesus Loves You. So I say to anyone that continues to serve this man. Wake up and look at your surroundings.

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