Friday, 6 December 2013

Bishops

Hello.
Yesterday I was on the move all day, despite the weather, and the Commodor Clipper was also running despite the weather, the sea was rough and the weather was wild, but much was achieved.

This morning I was horrified to get a message about my blog being hacked, but relieved to find that appeared to be an error.

I have had a lot of feedback about the blog recently, most of it very positive, and that has caused me to think.
Which is a rare event in itself.

People have told me about things in the blog that stand out, and parts of the blog that they like and that amuse them.
And I have been told that the blog says a lot about me, and apparently that is helpful.
Good.

It would also probably be helpful if I can start to describe more of my experience, and I will.
One thing I am trying to avoid, is writing my experiences when they come back to me in flashbacks and strong emotional upsets, and when I am not having flashbacks, I tend to bury the past and live day to day.
Hence not speaking about it much.
Also having been so badly invalidated by the Church of England, I still feel invalidated, and thus it is hard to write.

Excuse my French recently, I was so stressed that I needed to let off steam.

Bob and Ian have apparently produced new blogs on the Jersey matter today.

What seems very unusual is that the Bishops are staying at Government House in Jersey, staying with Senator Bailhache's second-in-command, rather than at a top hotel, how unusual, I guess it doesn't make any difference where they stay, they haven't taken my side of the story any more than anyone else did and are not going to bring justice, nor will they change anything in Jersey.
Bishop Trevor Willmot actually joined in with the cult-like church games at St. Matthews, Jersey when I was there, repeating what prophecy he was told to give, something about fear, and he is Peter Ould's Bishop and doesn't control his bullying of a vulnerable person, and he was Juliet Montague's friend and did nothing about what was going on in her benefice. She always said he fancied her, and they were close.
So, how is Bishop Trevor the right person to send to Jersey?

Bishop Trevor at St. Matthews, Jersey, said 'I sense that there are people here suffering fear, would they please come up to have hands laid on them'. Heather Warren used to go round telling selected people what prophecy they were to have.
Very dangerous to manipulate people that way, because, in reality, why would a God who allows abuse victims, vulnerable people, and disabled to suffer and be marginalized, come to one of the churches responsible and give out visions publicly so people could be manipulated and have hands laid on them? Is it really likely that the real God is only interested in public showing off and not the welfare of the vulnerable?

Basically, no matter who the Bishop sends to Jersey anyway, they will either do as they are told by the Jersey Deanery or be sent away with a flea in their ear.
I do not like the idea of fleas in ears, but people do it when they are angry.
I think the whole statement by the Bishop of Winchester was a face-saving exercise, and now apparently this Bishop visit which the Bishop of Winchester said was about safeguarding, it about repairing the rift between Jersey and Winchester?
How nice that an effort is made to soothe their hurt feelings while I am left condemned, voiceless, destitute and ruined and without my complaint dealt with!

Ian's blog:

http://therightofreply.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-church-chump-still-in-power-struggle.html


4 comments:

  1. CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD?

    On the Day of Pentecost Peter quoted the prophet Joel (Acts 2:21'And it shall be that everyone who call on the name of the Lord will be saved.')

    To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge the authority and power of the Lord, and follow in obedience by meeting the terms of pardon.

    The apostle Peter did not tell those on the Day of Pentecost to say the "sinner's prayer." Saying the "sinner's prayer" is not calling on the name of the Lord.

    Peter preached the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Peter declared the Jesus was Lord and Christ. (Acts 2: 22-26) They obviously believed Peter's preaching because they asked the question(Acts 2:37 ....."Brethren what shall we do?")
    Peter did not tell them to say the "sinner's prayer." What was Peter's response to their question? (Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.)


    THE NARRATIVE OF CALLING ON THE NAME OF THE LORD.
    1. FAITH: Believe in the death, burial, and bodily resurrection of Jesus. Accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.
    2. CONFESSION: Acknowledge Jesus as the Christ and the Son of God.
    3. REPENTANCE: Make the commitment to turn from sin and turn toward God.
    4. WATER BAPTISM: Be immersed into Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.


    HOW DID THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD? (Acts 8:25-40


    1. Philip preached Jesus to him. (Acts 8:35)
    2. He confessed Jesus as The Christ the Son of God. (Acts 8:37)
    3. He was baptized in water. Immersed by Philip. (Acts 8:38-39)
    The Ethiopian eunuch did not say the sinner's pray nor was he asked to do so by Philip.


    Romans 10:13 for "WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED."


    Romans 10:9-10 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.


    To call on the name of the Lord is to acknowledge His power and authority and confess Him as Lord and Christ . (Acts 2:26,Acts 8:37, Romans 10:9-10) To call on the Name of the Lord is to repent and be baptized. (Acts 2:38)


    WE ARE TOLD TO CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD TO BE SAVED.


    We are never told we are saved by "faith only." We are never told that saying the "sinner's prayer" is calling on the name of the Lord.


    IF SAYING THE "SINNER'S PRAYER" IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR SALVATION? THEN WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION.


    THE REQUIREMENTS!
    1. Faith: John 3:16
    2. Belief and baptism: Mark 16:16
    3. Confession and belief: Romans 10:9-10
    4. Born of water and Spirit: John 3:5
    5. Grace and faith: Ephesians 2:8
    6. Buried through baptism: Roman 6:4-5
    7. Water baptism: 1 Peter 3:20-21
    8. Baptism: Acts 22:16
    9. Baptized into Christ: Galatians 3:27
    10. Believe: Acts 16:30-31
    11. Repentance and baptism: Acts 2:38
    12. God's mercy, water baptism, and the Holy Spirit: Titus 3:5
    13. Water baptism: Colossians 2:12-13
    14. Repentance: Acts 3:19


    IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED THESE REQUIREMENTS---THEN YOU HAVE CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD!


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  2. Your first paragraph introduces your blog post so vividly and poetically. I can so easily picture the wild and the rough, and think of how you are left in the cold. You bring the loveliest voice to this dark injustice.

    Elle

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  3. Thank you Elle.
    Living with shame and self-doubt as I am, and still battling my problems, it is always comforting to have a friendly opinion.

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