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Still at GGWO

When I was younger, one of my parents would drop me off at the church a few blocks away for Sunday School just about every Sunday and then would pick me up after it was over. They came to church only when our Sunday School class sang at the Easter or Christmas service or some other event.

I stopped going to church around 12 years of age. I started getting around with the wrong crowd. I started drinking and getting involved in things associated with that. Before long Jesus, the Bible and church were nothing but a distant memory. I got married in my early 20s. When our first child was born, it was a wake-up call for me. I still didn't act upon it.

A couple of years later, a man on my job invited us to a Bible Speaks church, where I heard the Word taught like I had never heard it taught before. That's when I got saved. My whole life turned around. I began to study the Word and I had a love for other people like never before. I got involved and ultimately went to Bible School.

I am still a member of Greater Grace. I have had my ups and my downs. I have known and respected Pastor Stevens and the other pastors and leaders at Greater Grace for years. I have read much of what is communicated on this web site. I am not a blind follower. I am not blind to the challenges that exist in this church or any church, anywhere in the world. There is no perfect ministry.

My heart breaks for all of the people who seem to be driven by bitterness to try to tear down a ministry that is winning souls and loves people unconditionally. The writer of Hebrews states that a root of bitterness can spring up in a person and end up defiling many people. That's my concern for the "anonymous" people who have created this web site and those who seem to be energized to destroy.

It's easy to say negative things about others when hiding behind the mask of anonymity. I am wondering what is accomplished by tearing down. Who has the time to dedicate to seeking to destroy? Why not focus time on more positive things? Why not build up the Kingdom of God in your own area?