15763Re: [Covenanted Reformation] More writings from Stan B.
- Apr 30, 2007Dear Katrina,
>>> John Schumacher's case of telling one Elder Lyndon Dohms on thePhone that he thought the RPNA no longer had a Church Structure in 2005)
John was excommunicated without any personal contact from the other two
Elders Rev. Greg Price and Greg Barrow... I do not think any of the
Societies knew that John was facing excommunication for declaring that
he could no longer recognize the RPNA as a Church. I do not think any
of the members contacted John to try to persuade him to recognize the
former RPNA as a Church, to change his discison to attend a local CRC
church.....John had to drive almost 2 hours to attend the PRCE at
Edmonton, which he faithfully did for eight years. <<<
Considering this happened nearly two years ago before many of us had our
eyes opened... and that we were never told the real reason why John
left, but only that he had resigned his membership and refused to hear
the elders' counsel on it... why would we try to persuade him otherwise?
You are right. Even we in the Edmonton society did not know this. I
stand guilty of blindness to the elders' faults because of my implicit
faith in them. I am sorry now that I did not see the real state of
things a lot sooner, and that some, like you and John, had to stand very
much alone in your battle, with all of us thinking you were obstinately
in the wrong.
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