Dear Moriel Board, I have to do this in this way, because I really don’t know who you are, although you have denounced me now these four times. First of all I want to start by saying , in the past I have been very enriched by my relationship with Jacob and Moriel. I counted it an honor to serve the LORD’s people with Moriel, and learned an incredible amount from the teaching of Jacob and other people I came to know through my association, so I want to begin by thanking you.
I am not at all disappointed that Moriel disfellowshipped me, in fact I have not considered myself a part of Moriel since I wrote that letter sticking up for Debbie Menelaws, when Jacob chose to verbally harangue and humiliate her publicly. I want no part of that.
I am a little curious however, that without any of you actually inquiring to me personally, you make these great big pronouncements, one after another; accusing me of promoting heresy, heretics, and even speculating about an unfortunate church split from two years ago!
“But, now we understand why believers left Bill Randles church who could no longer in good conscience remain in it. These are good believers known to us who were left with no honest choice but to distance from Bill Randles, just as Moriel was left with no honest choice before The Lord either. Bill Randles has as a result of his own actions and decisions has all but lost his church having his discernment and even apparently his integrity”
These are your thoughts? I don’t remember one board member who ever called me or anyone in our church, to get any kind of a first-hand perspective on this! Are you really good with this? Why didn’t anyone ask me? My trials have been painful, but I am an open book about them, to an extent, and still have complete fondness and respect for those who once worshipped with us at Believers in Grace.
How would you know anything about what went on here two years ago? Do you think it responsible to make our own personal problems something to speculate about publicly? Where is the Love? Your account of what happened to our church, wouldn’t even be recognizable to those who went through it on either side. What is Moriel become, a purveyor of gossip?
Also whose Idea was it to publicly weaponize the obvious hurt and frustration of my friend and brother Sergio? His unfortunate and unhappy statement about his experience at our church shouldn’t be used as a weapon to hurt us. Anyone at any given time can say anything when emotions and anger are running rampant, but wouldn’t it have been prudent to protect the body of Christ from this, and to cover brother Sergio from exposing his temporary bitterness? Love covers the Multitude of sins.
I am relieved to know it wasn’t Jacob’s idea, because this statement was evidently not from him, but from “the board of Moriel”. I don’t even know who you are? Are any of you willing to step out into the light, and own these statements? I am publicly calling for members of the Moriel board to treat me like a brother, and confront me with these charges so we can work it out as in Matthew 18.
Are you guys (or gals) good with what has been going on? Did anyone challenge Jacob when he actually misused his teaching gift to accuse me of being a Judas?
Why didn’t any of you call me? Before you pronounce these assertions around the world, doesn’t anyone on the board have the integrity to ask me if I am being represented fairly? I have received nothing other than a very accusatory letter from Amos Ferrel, and then to be told there would be no further discussion.
Believe me when I tell you I speak to you as a friend, and not a foe. The pit that Moriel has dug for good people like the Borlaises, Lester Fensome, Menelaws and countless others, I warn you, Jacob himself and all who follow him blindly, will soon fall into it.
For example, Jacob rightly called out Amir when he said once that Jesus was possibly Michael the Archangel. But what about Jacob using Kabbalah , identifying Jesus with the Metatron? Ever heard of planks and specks?
The problem with all of this brothers, is that it is being done in your name. Are you really the board? Or are you just rubberstamps for Jacob to use as cover? You know I am the enemy of heresy, not the friend. I am calling upon you to act like men, and to treat me (an others) as a brother- Pastor Bill Randles (Believers in Grace)