Servants' News

Sept/Oct 2002

Lying and Intentionally Deceptive Practices

by Laura Lee

 

The above scriptures have been included in this article to show how God views lying lips and deception. Quite frankly, these scriptures are only a very few of the many scriptures which cover this subject and are found throughout the pages of God’s word the Bible. One doesn’t have to look too far or too hard to see and understand how God views lying and deception.

We are all sinners, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23) and “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” (Rom 5:12, KJV). With this in mind, I do understand that all people through ignorance of God’s law have sinned.

This article is not about those who are ignorant about God’s law, but about those who have been caught red-handed lying and deceiving other people and have been confronted with it one on one. This article is about those, who when they are caught in this practice of lies and deceit, seem not at all sorry for it. Rather, they want to continue in this, which shows an action of non-repentance.

In this case, the excuse made was “if the other person knew who I was, then they would not give me any information or tell me what I want to know”. To them, it seems to be justification for their lies and deceptions.

Personally I do not see any reason to lie or deceive people in a manner that can, does and will hurt other people.

I personally do not take it lightly when I find I have been lied to intentionally or deceived in some way. Such a practice as this among God’s people can cause others to make wrong choices at times or to believe things which are not true. When such practices begin to affect those around us, I can no longer, and will no longer stand silently and watch.

“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isa 58:1, KJV).

This article is also not being written so that you will disfellowship or stop speaking to another person. Just because I was unable to get across to the following people that such practices are wrong according to God does not mean that someone else will fail. So it is with this in mind that I say the following:

We have caught the following people lying and deceiving the people of God. We have proof. We do not and will not go along with the practice of disfellowshipping, or not speaking to the following people. Instead we should all be willing to help those who have gone off course and bring them back to the correct course, keeping in mind that God and only God draws people to Him; however those things we do and say to try to point people toward God are important and should be done.

So with this said, please practice love and mercy towards those who intentionally try to hurt us, yet also at the same time taking steps to protect others from being hurt by such practices. It is for this reason we publicly post this to our newsletter and to our website. The list that follows will be posted on our website. Go to
http://darwinlauralee.150m.com and enter the site, click on “Newsletter Articles”, and then click on “Deceptive Practices” at the top of the page.

The following e-mail addresses are being used by a woman named Myra McQueen of 300 South Moore Street, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482:

lane921@hotmail.com — Mary Lane

lane921@hotmail.com — Misty Green

myron_rose@hotmail.com — Myron Rose (1101 Fitch St., Apt. 305, Odessa, TX 79761)

JakeHarmina@hotmail.com — Jake Harmina

I have reason to believe she probably uses other addresses besides these. These are the ones I have evidence to connect her with. She uses these e-mail and snail mail addresses to misrepresent herself as someone she is not in various ways. I believe Myra is a very talented person, and should be encouraged to use her talents for a good purpose, rather than in this manner.

The following e-mail address is being used by a person who is passing himself/herself off as Richard Nickels, but who is not Richard Nickels:

youweremislead@cfl.rr.com

This is not Richard Nickels’ e-mail address.

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another (Eph 4:25, KJV).

[Norman Edwards sent a copy of this article to Myra McQueen and her response is printed at the bottom of page 8 below the main article.]

Taking It to the Church

by Norman Edwards

One of the “problems” with independent congregations is dealing with “trouble-makers” that go from one congregation to the next. A globe-spanning hierarchical church simply disfellowships them, and then they are not welcome in any of their congregations. (The negative side of this is lack of recourse for members who are unjustly disfellowshipped.) But when someone is adversely affecting multiple, local congregations, Matthew 18:15–17 requires this kind of unfortunate negative publicity. Both Laura Lee and I have “gone to” Myra Mcqueen trying to get her to change. I have spoken with her family and they are all too familiar with her difficulties, but have also been unsuccessful in getting her to change.

The last step, of course, is to “take it to the church”. I do not think that people need to treat Mary “like a heathen and a publican”, but they may not want to spend a lot of time answering her questions. I have spent many hours doing this, and she makes great sense at times, and other times seems to simply forget much of what I said as well as other facts that do not agree with her views. As you can see from the enclosed letter, she faults me for not exposing the untruths of the leaders of the WCG and its offshoots—something I have done!

In this case, I do not think we are dealing with a “wolf” among the sheep, but a sheep that is experiencing a certain amount of difficulty and getting in the way of a lot of other sheep. In order to be as fair as possible to her, on July 10th, I sent her a copy of this article and said: “Do you have any reasons why I should not print the following article? Are there any errors in it that you feel need to be corrected?”

The response that she gave me is below:

Myra McQueen’s Letter to Norman Edwards

July 13, 2002

As far as “catching liars” did you also catch Flurry? or HWA? or RCM? or GTA? and these are your leaders-not God!

How about Josiah? (2Chr 35:22), and Jeremiah? (Jer 38:27) or Jacob? (Gen 27) or David? (1Sam 21) and these men did it in service to God and His people. I do not see God in your perverted leadership and I will fight it as long as God gives me the strength!!!

So print whatever you want and see how many more corrupt leaders will take down what is left of the church that has become the Dragon’s “whore”. God is not supporting HWA or any of his corrupt doctrines—and you of all people should know that by now. Because the church has rejected God for Armstrongism and Judaism, He has rejected the church (Hos 8:12; Ezk 39:23–24).

You can do what you like with my name. But rest assured that God will save His Name from the perverted leaderships of the scattered churches that continue to lead away His people from real truth as revealed by God only (John 16:13). I did not start this fight because it was popular or even what I preferred. But somehow a negligent leadership has gotten control of God’s people and the apostasy is progressive to the degree of now having more than 500 differing groups. Is Christ now divided?? What happened to unity in the Spirit such as was in the Apostalic church??

Thanks,

— Myra


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