Maranatha Fellowship Church

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Lynn

AOL

#1 Dec 23, 2011
Why are so many people against Maranatha Fellowship Church. They are some of the most loving people, ready to help anyone. Is it because they have a large attendance? They must be doing something right.
Habernathy

Orlando, FL

#2 Dec 23, 2011
I know!
Habernathy

Orlando, FL

#3 Dec 23, 2011
Right!
Truth

Hurricane, WV

#4 Dec 23, 2011
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/saint-albans-...

Follow this link and you'll see why.
injured

Madison, WV

#5 Feb 15, 2012
No church is perfect because the congregation is made up of imperfect people. My experience with some of the congregation has not been good. They have participated in personally harrassing me and my family or have allowed others to do so. Some church members are more concerned with appearances than they are of truly practicing what they are being taught in church. They have the mind set that since they go to church they have to do nothing more. But as I said, any church and the world, are made up of imperfect people. Bottom line, you can hide who you really are from other people, but your true heart condition is always seen by the creator.
Warrior

Huntington, WV

#6 May 4, 2012
Come ye weary...come and rest...from the pain and from the test...I AM there...I've not forgotten you...I'll hold your hand and see you through. There is a light that shines so bright...it shines for you, to light the night. Keep your head up and watch for me, I AM working behind the scenes. So don't despair child. I'll be your strength child. For restoration is coming to you. I know you've waited and held on tight...when every moment has been a fight. A fight for breathing and hanging on. Your faith in me, will be your song... ~warrior~
Ezekiel 2

Huntington, WV

#7 May 12, 2012
The *Lord tells Ezekiel what he must do – Ezekiel 2:1-3:27

·        God told Ezekiel that he (Ezekiel) would have to obey him (God) completely.

The people were already opposing God.

So, they would oppose Ezekiel when he told them God’s message.

But Ezekiel still had a duty to declare God’s message.

God was giving the people one more opportunity to obey him.

Chapter 2

The *Lord sends Ezekiel to the *Israelites – Ezekiel 2:1-7 

v1 He said to me,‘*Son of man, stand up on your feet. And I will speak with you.’ v2 And as he spoke to me, the Spirit came into me. He lifted me up on my feet. And I heard the *Lord as he spoke to me.

v3 He said,‘*Son of man, I am sending you to the *Israelites. As a nation, they have *turned against me. They and their fathers have done wrong things against me. Even now, they are still against me. v4 I am sending you to people who oppose me. They refuse to obey me.

*** Say to them,“The *LORD your King says this to you.”

v5 They may listen, or they may not listen.

They are people who have *turned against me. But they will know that a *prophet has been among them.

v6 And you,*son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words.

They may surround you like *thorn bushes.

And you may feel as if you live with *scorpions. But do not be afraid of what they say.

Do not let the anger on their faces frighten you.

They are a people who have *turned against me.

v7 But speak my words to them.

They may listen.

But they may not listen because they *turn against me.’

Verses 1-2 Ezekiel was face down on the ground. The *vision that he saw was too wonderful for him. It filled him with terror and fear. No human person could continue to stand when the *glory of God was shining all round.

The voice told him to get up on his feet. But he did not have the strength to do so. The Spirit of God came into him. The Spirit took hold of him and lifted him up. He stood in front of the *vision of God’s *glory.

Then he was ready to hear what the voice would say to him.

The voice was the voice of him who sat on the *throne. That is, the *Lord God spoke to Ezekiel. God called him ‘*son of man’ and this title appears 90 times in this book. This title would remind Ezekiel that he was a mere man. He would be so aware of his weakness as the *Lord God spoke to him. He would have to depend on the Spirit to make him strong.

Only then could he do what God told him to do.

Verses 3-4 God said to Ezekiel,‘I am sending you.’ Ezekiel is to be God’s agent to the people. God gives him his authority for the task. He must go to his own people. He must tell them what God says.

Verses 1-2 Ezekiel was face down on the ground.

The *vision that he saw was too wonderful for him. It filled him with terror and fear. No human person could continue to stand when the *glory of God was shining all round.
The voice told him to get up on his feet. But he did not have the strength to do so. The Spirit of God came into him.

The Spirit took hold of him and lifted him up. He stood in front of the *vision of God’s *glory. Then he was ready to hear what the voice would say to him.

The voice was the voice of him who sat on the *throne. That is, the *Lord God spoke to Ezekiel. God called him ‘*son of man’ and this title appears 90 times in this book.

This title would remind Ezekiel that he was a mere man.

He would be so aware of his weakness as the *Lord God spoke to him. He would have to depend on the Spirit to make him strong.

Only then could he do what God told him to do.

Verses 3-4 God said to Ezekiel,‘I am sending you.’ Ezekiel is to be God’s agent to the people. God gives him his authority for the task.

He must go to his own people.

He must tell them what God says.

The *Israelite nation had not been loyal to God.

Through their history, this nation had neglected to obey God.

God had sent his servants to warn the people about their behaviour.

But most people had opposed God’s message.
Isaiah 61

Huntington, WV

#8 May 17, 2012
Isaiah 61:

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

7 For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

8 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
James 4 self desires

Huntington, WV

#9 May 21, 2012
9 Whatever humor we found in worldly thinking should sicken us with grief when we recognize the seriousness of sinful living.

10 The only remedy is to turn to God. He will then turn our grief over sin into true joy when we find forgiveness in Him. People are doomed if they remain in their sins, but when they submit humbly to God, they find eternal life.

11 Christians have the responsibility to expose sin and the cure that comes with the Good News of Jesus. However, some expose sin and then condemn the person instead of showing them how to be reconciled with God. We must remember that the final assessment of a person's life rests with God alone. We are to be discerning, but not judgmental. There may even be times when we must separate ourselves from backsliden brothers, but it should always be with the hope that we will be reconciled to them again when they recognize their mistakes and return to God. We also need to remember that we have our own tendencies to sin, so should approach any situation with humbleness, knowing that no person can be saved by their own power. Only God can forgive sins and bring us to Him.

12 God is the only Lawgiver. He has the authority to tell us how we should live. After all, He made us and knows exactly what we need to do to live fulfilled lives as human beings. God also has the ability to enforce what He commands. Through the sacrifice of Jesus He has made it possible for people to have a good and eternal relationship with Him. For those who refuse to believe, He will destroy by forever separating them from Himself and His good and loving characteristics. As Christians, we should recognize that we could not save ourselves, much less someone else. We should also recognize that we have neither the authority nor ability to judge other people. If someone decides to take on this responsibility, he tries to replace God's perfect Law and His management of it. Thus, by definition, such a person sins and falls under the very condemnation he pronounces if he never humbles himself before God.

13 Continuing with the theme of humility, James turns from the treatment of others to how people plan their lives. Just as people will judge others as if they were the final authority, some will plan their lives without considering what God might have planned for them. This specific example pictures arrogant business people, but arrogance in planning can occur in any area of life at any level.

The arrogant planner lives life in the presumption that his plans will succeed. This is usually based on the idea that if one works hard and believes in what he is doing he is bound to succeed. However, this kind of thought pattern is sinful because it focuses only on the person's ability and so-called "luck." The presumptuous planner gives no thought to the shortness of his life or the compatibility of his goals with God's will.

15 The godly planner allows God to guide his future. He still makes plans, but he remains sensitive to how God is leading him and how He might change his direction and goals. This attitude also fosters thankfulness whether the plans succeed, change, or fail. When plans succeed, the godly planner will glorify God. If the plans do not succeed, the godly planner will glorify God with his submissive attitude and perseverance.

16 Boasting about one's self is sinful because it ignores God's granting of skills and opportunities.

17 James pauses a moment to emphasize that his audience needs to consider what he has said. It should have been clear to them before, but James has taken great pains to emphasize the importance of godly wisdom. Christians need to leave the worldly wisdom that fosters spiritual laziness, selfishness, and general disregard for God. Instead, we should be led by the Spirit to act, prevent conflicts, and consider God's will when we make plans for our lives. The person who ignores these exhortations proves himself to be opposed to God.
reason

Hurricane, WV

#10 Jun 14, 2012
It's just the law of averages - the larger the group of people, the higher the instances of mental illnesses in the group. I've visited the church and went to one of their couples classes and it was invasive and weird. I think the different groups that meet have gotten too many for the leadership to effectively monitor or train them and I hope that not all of the individuals sanctioned to lead the groups, represent the core values or intentions of the church.
radar

Charleston, WV

#11 Jun 21, 2012
Pastor Darren is wonderful Nicole too very empowering church
gigi

Saint Albans, WV

#12 Jun 8, 2013
They are like kings river worship center. If you don't like to be in the spot light and just want to learn they have no use for you.
Kings river is the worst. The pastor actually got up one Sunday morning and said he would leave if he didn't get a better house for his family. Well they took and offering and the things is most who gave lived from week to week and in a lot worse conditions then he did. Where's god in that. The people are all about who is who in the church. Not interested in you even if you are anointed.
hey there

Saint Albans, WV

#13 Jun 12, 2013
Yes gigi its true , but let's focus on god and forget the rest. As far as I'm concerned the church is filled with a lot of people who think they have arrived to a place of maturity and that's what leads to hurt and pains out of pride. All churches have this. Just hang onto god and forget the rest.
gigi

Saint Albans, WV

#14 Jun 12, 2013
Your right, I shouldn't of spoke this out here and for that I apologize. I wasn't going there then anyway. Members told me this. Anyway. I left krwc and I'm doing fine.
CLicks in church

Charleston, WV

#15 Oct 21, 2014
IT is a good church. There are clicks. There are poplular people in the church and then there seems to be people that could care less about being involved in the church and just learning. Either way. It is going to happen, Just because you go to church, doesnt make you a christian. There is evil everywhere. The Lord gives us discernment to allow us to see through that negativity. I have an enemy that goes to church there. I truly know this ladys heart and she is friends with the same people that I am. I know in time they will see her true side. I just shake my head and go on. I am not in church for clicks. Nor do I care that I am not wearing the latest Abercrombie fashion. The youth in Maranatha are some very sweet kids. There are many that are gay and are secret about it. Everyone knows it, They cannot hide it. Something happened two months ago. A local came out about being Gay HE dated his girlfriend for five years. GOt Married, went on their honeymoon and then told her he was gay. RIDICULOUS> . I dont know where I stand on that topic, but there are lies in every church. Just learn the word of God and dont worry about whos who? Find people to form and bond good friendships with. There are great people there. I am one. I welcome anyone to join my boring. I just want to learn about God.
agnostic

Charleston, WV

#16 Oct 22, 2014
Money cult.
hi

Saint Albans, WV

#17 Oct 27, 2014
Lynn wrote:
Why are so many people against Maranatha Fellowship Church. They are some of the most loving people, ready to help anyone. Is it because they have a large attendance? They must be doing something right.
because they are a cult that brainwash and come together to talk about fairytale thangssss.

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