Subject: RE: Franklin family
To: "Kerrigan Skelly" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 9:59 AM
I think we better sit down as a fellowship and discuss this whole matter again. In accordance with Matt 18 we weren't allowed the opportunity to deal with them as a church that they may hear us. I understand now all the work that you both and the woman did on these issues. However, it does not change the fact that this situation had escalated without all the members understanding. If you remember I asked several times to table the discussion until the men could meet and I was cut off in that request. Now, the elders have basically made the final decision within the meeting to cut them off from fellowship and told us not to have any contact with them without the matter being clearly heard by all members. Your response that IF this should happen in the future we should meet as a fellowship beforehand I don't think is biblical. I think it should happen as it did only that the meeting has to be slowed down that everyone will get an opportunity to testify, listen, question, cross examine, pray, etc... Once all the members are in agreement or not, then the matter is brought to conclusion by a decision by the body, not just the elders to dis-fellowship them. Not allowing James and Angela to speak completely prevented our hearing on this matter. Whether what they said is an accusation or false testimony is beside the point. That is exactly what I and others needed to hear. I heard James several times say, 'You are preaching a false gospel.' What does he mean by that? I do understand that is both a serious and a false charge. Angela began to speak twice you cut her off without our hearing the matter. If things were allowed to proceed naturally without all the emotional responses then maybe we as a fellowship could have cleanly broken our fellowship with them. Lastly, instead of presenting this as a teaching that morphed into a Matt 18 scenario, it should have been started off clearly with that as the premise including all the Scripture you used during the rebuke. I will be in prayer about this matter and praising Him for the refinement.
The letter that Sarah sent was originally addressed to the McGlone children and was changed to McGlone family. Do you know that Sarah is motivated by some ulterior motive? How is Nida and I reading her letter aiding them, the Franklin parents, in this situation?
I would like you to share our correspondence on this matter with Kevin. Thank you.
God bless you.
Your friend in Christ,
Evangelist, Pinpoint Evangelism
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:28:08 -0700
Subject: RE: Franklin family
Wait a minute brother. We told them to have no contact with anyone in the Church until they come to Kevin and I in repentance. They have disobeyed that and you are considering aiding them in this?
I don't think we are going to do that. Nida and I will read it and decide whether or not to share it with the children. Thanks for the counsel, I will let you know what we decide.