My Story

“Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” – Matthew 18:7

And I could never think that these offenses would come from the very same people I loved… I created this web-site to warn those God-loving and God-seeking souls who may come to POGM as a result of their search for truth. The reason I need to warn you is that I got burned at this church and with its false pastor severely, like nobody else: I left a good paid job but ended up living with a lazy and filthy person that is worse than a pig in a dirty and stinky house and who also robbed me of my money which she had promised to give me back. Because of that I had nothing to buy food for, not talking about paying the rent deposit, I slept in my car in the middle of a cold stormy winter, working on the low-paid jobs performing hard physical labor and as a result seriously injuring my hands. IN NO WAY I wish my sworn enemies or even those false brethren in SDR church who turned away from me, neither will I wish Nicholas or his wife to go through what I have gone because of them!!! THERE IS NO LOVE IN THAT CHURCH!!! You will only be tolerated when you expose the lies of others, but you will become the enemy of SDR once you dare to open your mouth against one of them and especially against Nicholas. And it doesn’t matter how reasonable and truthful your claims are. I will be blessed if my testimony prevents the life of at least one person from being ruined by these cruel and heartless individuals the way they ruined my life, individuals who call themselves Christians.

This web-site contains my story, emails and online postings that expose the lies and the ‘love’ of SDR church and its ‘pastor’ Nicholas and back up my story. This web-site also contains the forum page where you can post your story, experience, or feedback if you have any about these people.

Note: I will name SDR members by their true names in order to expose them. The names of the former SDR members or other people are either used with their permission or changed to protect their privacy.

My Time with SDR

I had two options when I looked for the church and thanks to the truth that the former members of RCOG made about that church available online, that option was eliminated. However, those who had left SDR church for some reason chose not to warn others, thereby leaving them to go through more terrible experience. I joined SDR church sometime in October-November of 2015 after I hadn’t found anything wrong about it (there simply was and is nothing about them available online). During all my time with SDR I truly thought that Nicholas (its ‘pastor’) came to the light of the truth as a result of his obedience to the LORD and embracing His truth the way it is written in the Bible, just as he claimed. And during my work on translating POGM materials and seeing the volumes of information, I became literally mesmerized by Nicholas (for he was ‘blessed’ with so much truth and understanding), by his wife, and as I then thought by a ‘loving church family’ who served the LORD in truth and obedience to His word. Only after a series of events that led me to leave that church I realized I was blinded and lied to, and that in my blindness I actually served that ‘pastor’ instead of serving the LORD just like all those who remain in that church do in their blindness today.

During the years of being with SDR, I was taught that I am not to eat meat and the dairy products for the reasons that these products were bad (which is true in case of the commercially produced items) and that they were not designed for the human consumption originally, that the LORD wanted us to go back to the original 100% vegan diet, and so on. Later on I was told that the sourdough bread was not healthy because it had baking soda that contains aluminum, and then that the regular bread was also not good for Christian because it had vinegar in it… I was loaded emotionally and physically on my job and my attempts to adjust to such a demanding diet took their toll on me. I had dry flaky psoriasis-looking skin, which was a clear sign of malnourishment. I also saw the same thing in one of my former brothers, Shaun, the one who claimed that he didn’t eat bread that had vinegar in it. With regards to the milk, another person (can’t recall who) stated that his grandparents were cattle farmers and that they didn’t drink the milk because it had molecules of cow blood in it. The word of God indeed says “thou shalt not eat blood”. But it doesn’t say “thou shalt not eat things that have molecules of blood in it”… I became brainwashed through repetitive and systematic teaching that I should be 100% vegan without realizing that God doesn’t impose such a requirement on His people. When I had no choice but to eat flesh (clean Biblical flesh of course), I hated myself and attributed it to gluttony, to sin, and I didn’t even pray before having such meals thinking that God wouldn’t bless them… Even though Nicholas and his wife may deny that they don’t teach any of it, this is a church teaching brought to all newcomers, taught during studies on Biblical diet, and besides that, Biblically clean flesh meats and fish and dairy products are prohibited during this “church’s” gatherings… I personally am against veganism because God didn’t establish such a diet for us on this earth, this diet is insufficient since vegans have to use supplemental pills, something that God definitely did not create for us to consume, I saw the negative results of this diet on my own body, and because the supposed Biblical diet is not introduced in a fair manner, but imposed in SDR church in a form of lie that God provided 100% vegan diet in Eden. Ellen White speaks volumes about benefits of being vegetarian (not vegan as SDR false preachers declare), that if a good quality milk and eggs are available, flesh meats can freely be discarded from the diet (in “Council on Diet and Foods” she mentions the use of dairy products and eggs countless times with an emphasis on temperance). I give more details about SDR “Biblical diet” lies on “Other SDR Lies” page.

The church’s teaching is supposedly based on the Bible as the highest authority in Christian world and on teachings of Ellen G White, one of SDA pioneers. According to Ellen White, God’s people need to leave the large cities and settle down in small towns or villages to stay away from negative influence and temptations of large cities, and to have a garden where they can grow their own produce. I cherished that thought and prayed to the LORD to work something out for me. During 2017 and 2018 church gatherings in Indiana I met Leigh Ann, whom I admired and respected for her emotional strength and strong faith. It all unfortunately turned out to be acting. In November of 2018 I moved with Leigh Ann following what I thought to be the call to get out of the large cities. And this is when the ugly lies started coming out of all cracks, holes, and corners. I found myself in the middle of nowhere, without job, money, can’t go back to my previous job (once you quit its over), Leigh Ann heartlessly and cowardly robbed me of my last money that I so desperately needed, she even stole my food that I left behind when I rushed to leave her house… I have become an enemy of the entire church even though I haven’t said or done anything wrong to them. It was because Nicholas told them to boycott me just like he tells to boycott literally each and every person who leaves that church. But the word of God doesn’t have commandment to boycott…

Living with Leigh Ann

The building in which I stayed with Leigh Ann and her two children can hardly be called a house. The barn in which my grandparents kept their kettle was clean and neat and would look like a luxury apartment when compared to that ‘house’. I haven’t seen anyone as filthy and lazy as that individual who claims to love the truth and to follow Christ. I have to say that she is so lazy that if she could outsource breathing, someone would be breathing for her by now. And I mean it. The feces from the three cats that live in that house would not be cleaned and stunk horribly, the windows weren’t opened to ventilate the house, the dog was never walked, but rather let go to relief himself right in front yard (I had to scrape his poops from the platform of my shoes) and even in the neighbors’ yards. The house was always dirty with Leigh Ann being constantly in bed pretending to be sick while her older son Trey (this is how he is known in that church, not his real name) being on the couch with his phone and later with a laptop doing nobody knows what, and her younger son DJ spending most of his life on the floor in Leigh Ann’s bedroom. Here are more details on the conditions in which I stayed, which I consider inhumane, and against which I spoke out:

Kitchen. Just like the rest of the house, the kitchen was cleaned only once a week on Friday, preparation day, but that was it. I started washing the dishes and to clean the table and the counters for the following reasons:

– to provide an example and to encourage Leigh Ann to keep the kitchen clean;

– to spare myself from scraping the dried food leftovers from the table and dishes in the morning. I did this because I am an early breakfast person and I hated coming to the dirty kitchen and starting my breakfast with washing the dishes and kitchenware I would use for cooking, and cleaning the space to have a sit and eat breakfast…

Please note that Frances, pastor’s wife, rebuked me for doing that when I told her, on which I insisted that I really needed to do more than just to tell Leigh Ann to keep the kitchen clean. I truly believed that the lazy pig would be embarrassed and would start taking care of her kitchen. However, I turned out to be a full-time dish washer with Leigh Ann coming right when I finished the dishes with a happy smile on her face telling ‘Oh, sis, I was just coming to take care of it’… I still did it for myself: living in that pigsty was unbearable.

Bathroom. It was hard for me to deal with that issue… the bathtub ALWAYS needed to be cleaned before the use, the patches of Leigh Ann’s hair and dumped right in the bathtub wash clothes had to be removed. Neither Leigh Ann nor her children were accustomed to leave the bathroom clean after themselves just like they were not accustomed to clean after themselves in the rest of that ‘house’. The sink area including the mirror was densely covered with the toothpaste that sprinkled out of their mouths when they brushed their teeth with electric toothbrushes. Imagine what it looked like by the time it was supposed to be cleaned on Friday. It was disgusting!!! Yet, I voluntarily participated in cleaning of that terrible place on Fridays just to be fair in taking my turns. To top it off, I ended up flushing the toilet after DJ!!! I did it because the room in which I slept was adjoined to the toilet as well as to the bedrooms, it was a corridor that led from the living room to bedrooms and bathroom, and I didn’t want to be next to the toilet that wasn’t flushed. Please see the drawing of the space I occupied in that building to have the idea what I mean:

              Leigh Ann’s and DJ’s Bedroom
Bed where I slept          Room where I slept Trey’s Bedroom
Drawer
Closet
bathroomLiving room
 

Bedrooms. Neither Leigh Ann nor Trey would open the windows to ventilate their bedrooms at least for a little bit. Rather, they were opening their doors so all the stench was coming to the room where I slept. While from the Trey’s bedroom was coming smell of cats’ feces, the stench that was coming out of Leigh Ann’s bedroom when she opened her door was like the smell coming out of an opened grave!!! It was a smell of rotten guts!!! Seriously!!! I begged them EACH AND EVERY morning to please close their doors and open their windows for a couple of minutes!!! They didn’t… But when I would open the window by my bed, it was immediately closed by one of them with an excuse of cold coming into the house. They didn’t wear warm clothes and were always shoeless. I suggested that they would put on the worm clothes since it was winter, but guess what… my pleas with them to open the windows for a couple of minutes and to leave the room for that time were in vain…

Laundry. It usually took three to four days for Leigh Ann to do the laundry. Not because she had a lot of clothes (which she had) but because there was nobody to do it for her within one day. The clothes were sorted out and spread on the floor in piles starting from the living room going through the dining area and the kitchen all the way to the laundry room. Thus, you have to either jump all the way over the piles or walk on them… and that was no fun. I haven’t seen anything like that neither before nor after…

IN NO WAY the true Christians will live and keep their children in such horrible conditions!!! Even ‘pastor’ Nicholas and his wife, who ardently and zealously defended Leigh Ann during our last meeting wouldn’t want to live like that a single day!!!

So-called ‘disability’. Even though Leigh Ann claimed she had some rare illness and that her younger child DJ had autism, due to which they both were disabled, in no time I found out that it was A LIE!!! When I lived with them, I observed behavior that was absolutely not inherent for disabled people but rather, I saw inconsistencies in the behavior of both of them. Specifically, I could see that DJ was turning from an animal to a normal child once he noticed that I was looking at him; he would act like an animal in front of his mother and brother. And despite his mother’s lies he showed clear signs of coping with his anger and other emotions. As a matter of fact, Leigh Ann and Trey teach DJ to behave this way so that they can claim the government money from his supposed disability. Leigh Ann would recover in no time to do something she was interested in or something that would bring her praise and admiration and thus pleases her ego. She would only be ‘sick’ for the lack of desire to work honestly for her bread according to the word of God. However, her illnesses suddenly receded, all of them, as soon as she needed to go to pay deposit to reserve space for the church gathering or cook all by herself for 20 people. She even looked forward to hosting in her house a group of 10+ women and children once she found out that Nicholas and Frances were looking into possibility of having the church gathering close to their home and hosting the male members in their house… That is not a behavior of a person who claims to be sick… Yet, she once threw in my face through her tears during a scandal she organized that I had no idea what it takes her to get out of the house to do just a small thing… More examples are listed in the letter that I wrote to Leigh Ann and which is posted on this web-site (link the page with letter) and besides that I will gladly provide more examples upon request. I only listed a couple of them to back up my story and to keep it short. Frances (‘pastor’s wife) told me that she too observed Leigh Ann and Trey manipulating DJ’s behavior to present him to others as disabled. A professional medic also observed the same and identified it as Munchausen Syndrome, stating that DJ was sick by proxy. I cannot disclose the identity of that medic to protect the privacy. 

Mom, I am hungry. I used to hear this plea of a hungry child each and every day, and it usually lasted several hours. When DJ was getting up in the morning, he would normally put himself cereal in the ball, just the dry cereal (without milk, fruits and/or berries that normally go with it). However, he only ate a couple of handfuls of it. In the early afternoon he would fix himself pop-corn. Around 2-3pm he was hungry again and from that time he continually stated his demand all the way until about 6-8pm. However, neither Leigh Ann, nor Trey (who was paid by the government to take care of his disabled brother) would move themselves to fix him something to eat. They only had one meal a day in the evening, shortly after which they were going to bed. The meal was tiny in size, just enough to keep them from starving. If it was late and DJ asked for more, Leigh Ann denied him stating that it was late already and he needed to go to bed… Frances once opened an encyclopedia book and showed me the Autism section of it. Among the causes of autism there was malnourishment listed…

I had a huge problem with DJ constantly demanding food from me when I was eating. I couldn’t put anything in my mouth without him checking on it. He demanded from me whatever there was on my plate stating that he wanted it. And when I was moving the plate farther away from him, he would lean over the table and over me to check the plate. I was cooking for him first, but it was again for the same reason as in other cases – to motivate Leigh Ann to cook for him. However, I found out that neither Leigh Ann nor Trey would care about him at all… I had to stop it right away, even though I felt sorry for that child. Not because of my greediness, please don’t take me wrong dear reader, but because the child had two guardians who were getting the money to take care of him. I was unemployed and had very limited funds… I expressed to Frances my concern and my desire to address this issue to the police department or to the government authorities. I felt harassed by this hungry child, but she prevented me stating that things should be solved within the church. However, you will soon find out how things are ‘solved’ in that church, dear reader. In the meantime instead of making her son breakfast, Leigh Ann was taking him back to her bedroom, closing the door.

Little by little I came to realize that Frances knew everything about Leigh Ann’s and DJ fake illnesses as she also observed their inconsistent behavior. Frances told me many things. Whatever I was only discovering, Frances had already known as a well established fact. This thing really baffled me; I couldn’t understand why Frances allowed a fraud and a child neglect to continue… but I learned during our last meeting that both Frances and Nicholas covered up and even encouraged Leigh Ann to continue that evil. And I learned it in a hard way…

Other Issues. I can’t list all the issues that I faced when I lived with that swine named Leigh Ann, otherwise I have to write the book. My purpose is only to give you as much relevant information as possible about what I had gone through because of these people. Leigh Ann caused everything and everyone around her to suffer. If it was not from illness or starving, then it was from living in that filth and stench… The three cats were always hungry and Frances brought me some cat food to feed them, the fishes and vegetation in aquarium were constantly dying, the dog and iguana were not taken care of, the younger child was grossly neglected, the older one was already mastering the art of lies… I will only touch on the things that are the most important to the Christian faith because Leigh Ann claimed that she had a strong faith.

People sick in their head treat their legs instead. Once I jokingly made a comment toward her that she was not sick but lazy. She immediately threw a tantrum with tears, screaming in my face that I was heartless and not willing to understand others’ sufferings (hers and DJ’s). However when I told that I saw that her behavior contradicted her own words, she didn’t say anything. To me it was a clear sign that she knew what she was doing – she kept herself and children on the verge of starvation and pretended to be sick and disabled for the sake of claiming the government money!!! Those who don’t suspect that they may do the wrong thing normally ask ‘what do you mean’ or ‘why do you say so’ or similar questions. Leigh Ann didn’t have to ask anything because she didn’t want to hear the truth that she knew. Ignorance is one of the tactics that the liars use when avoiding of being exposed. So instead of taking an action in obedience to the word of God, she created scandals in order to shift the blame on me. That’s what the sick in the head people normally do…

The second scandal I was able to put down right at the moment Leigh Ann was about to burst into tears. Unlike the first time when I was caught unawares, I was ready for her tears. I was very surprised that Leigh Ann stopped when I put both of my hands with palms toward her and loudly said ‘Stop it, stop it now’… This way I let Leigh Ann understand that I wasn’t going to buy her lies. However, I promised not to upset her any more with my ‘comments’. Neither Biblical verses nor quotes from Ellen White that I was bringing were able to penetrate Leigh Ann’s ‘strong faith’.

The Bible clearly says that the next step is to get two or three witnesses and if it doesn’t help, to bring the issue before the church (Matthew 18:15-17). However, as a Christian I decided to show my love and to give her another chance. And please note dear reader that I was willing to give her many chances despite she openly sinned, not just trespassed! I wrote Leigh Ann a letter (Frances and Nicholas read it before I emailed it to Leigh Ann) and Frances and I fasted for three days. Please see the full text here (link the letter page). I also asked the LORD in my prayers to give me a sign if I should stay there or move out. And the sign would be DJ, who just can’t lie if he is not taught what, where, when, and how to lie. Please note that on page 5 of that letter I underlined the words “Since that moment and up until now” describing his behavior. If DJ changes his behavior when he sees me watching him as he did before then it would mean that everything is fine, but it he proceeds acting like an animal even if he sees me looking at him, then it means that his mother and/or brother taught him how to act and it would be a sign for me that I needed to get out of that place. And guess what, the animal DID get worse. He wasn’t discouraged any longer but rather, it was the opposite. He didn’t stop acting like animal even when he saw me looking at him but started coming where I could observe him and was throwing himself violently from side to side talking to himself and making animal sounds… In addition, he started eating something that would cause bloating and he was farting uncontrollably for hours. He was trained what to say back to me if I demanded him to go to the bathroom to relief himself. Please note again that the windows were not opened. Furthermore Leigh Ann, who usually was quick to come and start the scandal as soon as I would open my mouth, also changed – she stayed in her bed and did nothing. That was more than just a sign to me – it was obvious that I needed to get out of that place!!! The change in both of their behavior right after that letter was not a coincidence but an answer to my prayers!!!

Leigh Ann was actively engaged in helping others and even took pride and bragged about answering people’s medical questions (without being a medic). She rebuked others for disobeying God who can heal and for going to doctors instead, organized support groups for parents with autistic children and for people with her illness, gave recipes, remedies, gave advises, and so on. However, when I asked her why she was so sick if she had all that knowledge and strong faith, she answered “Sometimes God wants us to be that way”. IT IS A LIE that God wants us to be sick! God says that there is a great reward in obedience to him (Psalm 19:11), He doesn’t say to His people to seek him in vain (Isaiah 45:19), and that His ways are perfect (Psalm 18:30). But according to Leigh Ann God’s ‘great reward’ is disability and therefore people seek him in vain, which makes His ways being far from perfect… 

I was shocked to see how she was running back and forth worrying and wailing over not getting the government money during the temporary government shutdown declared by president Trump. What a faith!!! What an example!!! How cheap she has sold her soul to Satan. People sell theirs for millions and billions, but she sold hers and her children for so cheap that she doesn’t have enough to make it from one month to another. Please see this letter (link Leigh Ann’s response to me), in which she stated that she relies on the pantries to feed her children. It should be known to you, dear reader, that she feeds from Catholic church, the very same church against which she speaks upJJJ.  Let it be also known to you that the saints of the LORD didn’t take a penny from His enemies for one simple reason:

Genesis 14:23 ‘I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abraham rich”.

Now, I can conclude that if not for the Catholic pantry, Leigh Ann and her children would perish. I can also conclude that the LORD God doesn’t even care about His obedient with a strong faith to keep them in good health and to protect from all troubles and worries as He promised in His word:

Deuteronomy 7:15 “And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness…”

Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

Psalm 23:3 “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread”.

Psalm 67:2 “That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.”

Lamentations 3:33 “For he [God] doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men”.

Isaiah 6:10 “Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed”.

Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

Many more verses with precious promises and assurances in God’s word…

In another words, I can conclude that God is a liar because he doesn’t heal as he also promised in James 5:14-15:

“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him”.

Twice during 2017 and 2018 church gatherings we laid hands on Leigh Ann and on her son DJ, as the LORD instructed, but yet He is proven to be a liar, and not only a liar, but a scoffer and a hypocrite who ignores and then mocks those who love Him and keep His laws:

Jeremiah 8:22 “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”

Judges 16:3 “If the Lord is with us then why all this has befallen us?”

2Chronicles 24:20 “…Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you”.

Only a scoffer and hypocrite will mock good intentions of those who follow his own instructions to pray over the sick and ask why the people are not healed after that. This is who the LORD God is according to Leigh Ann!!!

Examples of total idiocy. I will limit myself to three of them. I spoke against DJ coming close to me in the morning and breathing in my face without brushing his teeth first. I insisted him to go brush his teeth that he wouldn’t poison the air. Right away Trey came with a claim that in his view people don’t have to brush their teeth in the morning if they brush them before going to bed. Please don’t take me wrong here, but you’ve got to be an idiot not only to state that its okay to breathe with the dirty mouth in people’s faces, but also to expect them to believe this crap… “It’s hard to argue with genius, but it’s impossible to argue with an idiot” (Bill Murray).

Another example: I observed in two separate occasions that Leigh Ann used the mixing bowls for purposes other than cooking. On one occasion I saw her vomiting into one when she felt bad. Leigh Ann claimed that she was bedridden for some time and considering her not having a night pot or something that could be used to throw up into, I had no doubt as to how she used the bathroom if she needed: I didn’t and I still don’t doubt that she used these mixing bowls also to relief herself!!! On another occasion I saw her getting ready for the feet washing on Communion day filling the mixing bowl with water and putting it on the floor. I immediately ran and grabbed my basin and gave it to her… In both instances the bowls were rinsed up and put back on the dish drying rack…

The last one. Once Frances told me that she observed Trey reaching with his finger into his nostrils and then putting the finger into his mouth.…Now, if this individual doesn’t think it is necessary to brush teeth in the morning, will he even think of going to the bathroom to clean his nose and wash his hands right after that? And he touched with such hands everything, including dishes in that house… I wonder where else he sticks his finger to… I’ll stop here or l will vomit.

Dear reader please let me know what is wrong with me, what is my fault!!! Please!!! Am I that bad for refusing to breathe their foul smells and DJ farts and to touch their filthy dishes, for condemning their lies and speaking against the child neglect? I was getting depressed there; It was a hell. I didn’t want to live like that any longer!!! After I left the church, I warned 7 members not to touch the food that she cooks for church gathering, but they all not only condemned me, they labeled me an accuser of brethren, a title which belongs to Satan only according to the Bible… Please see the posting on LinkedIn by one of their members Melinda H, ‘Repairer of the breach’, who made that statement (I copied the entire conversation to this web-site for those who don’t have the LinkedIn account).

Rebuke.

Before I describe our last meeting, which actually turned out to be a circus, not a meeting, I need to tell the reader more about Nicholas and his wife Frances. NONE of them ever told me that I did something wrong; rather, they both encouraged me. Nicholas told me that he knew that there would be a problem when I came to talk to him with regards to the issue of Leigh Ann’s filthiness. He also told me that he too had problem with her in the past, that he and his wife gave her their entire house in exchange for her promise to do some work for the ministry, but she only ‘slept and cooked in between sleeping for the entire year’. Frances knew EVERYTHING I was going through in that house. I needed to talk it out and also to find some solution. However, Frances turned out to be a busybody who only wanted to be entertained…

Now I don’t feel well about confessing Nicholas and especially Frances some very confidential information… I was told that I shouldn’t even doubt that Frances had already told my confession to others since she is known for having a long tongue. I was told that she goes to one person to gossip under the pretense that it would be between her, that person, ‘and the Lord Jesus’ but then she goes to another, and another, and another with the same thing. And she did the same thing to me! The holy gossip… Never-ever the Lord Jesus is going to be present during such ‘conversations’. Frances set me free from obligation to keep her information secret in that she turned around and started accusing me during that circus called ‘meeting’. If only she stayed quiet, I would be still under obligation to keep things secret. After all, I didn’t expect her to stand up for me, I would understand if she had fear. However, by her betrayal, she broke the promise she herself made me keep. Never-ever the other party is held under the obligation of an agreement if the first party breaks it. And I proved that I can keep my word during that meeting. When Nicholas asked me how I got some information, I told him that I couldn’t say it there but would tell him in private. I didn’t want to betray Frances, but she felt free to do so to me. God forbid I confirm the fact that she told things that I revealed her during my formal confession… I will bring them to the court. I don’t touch anyone’s confessions here, but I will use my liberty to say them out loud once I find out that my confessions were broken.

I honestly still don’t see why Frances told me things about Leigh Ann, criticizing and condemning her behavior while we were walking in the mornings… Yet she turned around and condemned me during our last meeting for the very same things in which she supported me before… She laughed hard once I came to their house to ask for help and told and showed them how Leigh Ann walked and acted pretending to be sick. Frances laughed so hard that she had tears in her eyes. That day I told them that the letter I wrote her earlier produced negative effects and that I needed their help to give Leigh Ann one more chance. I asked them both to get upset when I start telling them about DJ’s bad behavior and Nicholas reassured me that he would get upset… The starting point, per what I thought was our agreement, would be Frances offering DJ treats. And on the Sabbath day when we came as usually to their house, Frances offered DJ some treats in the middle of conversation. I saw that as a sign so I spoke up that DJ behoove terribly and didn’t deserve any treats, on which DJ started arguing but Nicholas and Frances suddenly turned around and cowardly left… I was shocked by such a betrayal… after the sunset I wrote my letter of anger to Nicholas in which I blamed Nicholas and Frances for Leigh Ann’s so-called sickness and lies: she wouldn’t be the way she was if they didn’t condone it. Within a few minutes after I emailed my letter, Leigh Ann told me that Frances wanted to talk to both of us.

You were yelling at the child. The talk actually wasn’t a talk. Nicholas hushed me each and every time I wanted to say something. As soon as I entered their house, Frances threw in my face with anger that I was invited not because I wanted it but rather because they needed to fix the problem… Please note again, dear reader, this accusation came from the person whom I trusted blindly… I was hurt right there… the next thing that I heard was Nicholas’ claim that I yelled at a child. That was the second time I was hurt… On my argument that he never even heard me yelling, he suddenly lowered his attitudes and lied that in English language yelling and talking out loud are the same. And that particular statement together with many other, some of which I am bringing here are what made that meeting a circus. I saw that I had nothing to do with these people and that I needed also to leave that church besides leaving Leigh Ann’s house.

While Nicholas was telling me that in the English language yelling and loud talk mean the same, he fidgeted and wiggled in his chair, a body language signaling that he wasn’t comfortable with the lie he was telling. Please see the synonyms and related words for ‘yell’ and ‘loud talk’ from Thesaurus:

Yell – shout, scream, shriek, roar, bellow, bawl, screech, howl, and holler;

Loud Talk – as in speak out loud/speak up: assert, come out with, declare, have one’s say, insist, let voice be heard, make oneself heard, make plain, say loud and clear, sound off, speak one’s mind, stand up for.

So according to Nicholas, I was screaming, screeching, etc., at the child rather than simply stating the facts!!! When Nicholas referred to me addressing DJ’s issue again, he didn’t use the word ‘yelling’, but ‘speaking out loud’ and he sounded so funny to me that I couldn’t help laughing  at him changing ‘yelling’ to ‘speaking out loud’. It made both Nicholas and Frances angry and they declared in one voice that I was mocking the Holy Spirit. Please note that I use the word ‘mocking’ because I believe it is the closest substitute for the word that I had heard for the first time but couldn’t remember (English is my second language). But I surely know that according to them I did something wrong to the Holy Spirit. However these two actors overlooked a couple of simple things:

1. I stated that it was Nicholas who haven’t heard me yelling, not the Holy Spirit;

2. God said that His word wouldn’t return to Him void (Isa 55:11) and that He wouldn’t alter a word that is gone out of His lips (Psa 89:34) and that He would let none of His words fall on the ground (1Sa 3:19), etc…

Therefore, according to Nicholas and Frances the Holy Spirit used the wrong word to rebuke me because He hasn’t heard me yellingJ; also, something unprecedented happened there: God void the word that had gone out of His lips and altered it from ‘yelling’ to ‘speaking out loud’J, which in turn means that God DID let His first words fall on the ground!!!… I believe, dear reader, that this example alone should be enough for you to see that the spirit Nicholas and Frances had wasn’t holy… and I also believe that you will see from my further examples that they actually rebuked God, not me.

 It takes years for God to heal. “Never argue with idiots. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience” (Mark Twain). I want to bring your attention to the fact that the Bible wasn’t on the table and that Nicholas spoke contrary to it, and if I presented Biblical verses, he interrupted me throwing in my face something else. For example, he stated that according to his experience God heals people in two ways: God either heals instantly or takes years/time to heal people. The first way is backed up by countless verses which say that Jesus and later His disciples healed the people right on the spot and healed them completely. The second method is Nicholas’ miserable lie in an attempt to justify Leigh Ann’s and DJ’s supposed sicknesses thereby putting me in a bad light. There is NOT A SINGLE VERSE in the Bible that would back up his lie. Ellen White, the God’s messenger Nicholas claims to believe in, specifically warned against the ‘False Impression of Experience’ (CTBH, Chapter 12). Even though Nicholas told that he saw progress in DJ’s development, what he saw was rather a leftover of the LORD’S blessings that DJ’s vile mother vehemently and aggressively tried to undo and to suppress whatever she couldn’t undo!!! By talking about his ‘experience’ Nicholas cowardly turned things around and spoke against God, not just against me. He didn’t bother himself to have at least one verse from the Bible to back his ‘experience’ up. 

I was interrupted and hushed EACH AND EVERY TIME I opened my mouth. For example, when I brought Deuteronomy 6:7 and 11:19 which both speak of constant training of God’s people (including children) in the laws and ways of God, Nicholas immediately interrupted me stating that DJ was a child. And when I brought Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”, he interrupted me again saying that it was too early. Please note that DJ turned 13 years old just a couple of months before our ‘meeting’J. When I specified that Leigh Ann teaches DJ to speak bad about his father and that he spoke bad about him on the Sabbath day, Nicholas again interrupted me with accusations that I demand from people to do what I say and that I demand to do it immediately… I was also labeled as getting easily irritated at everything, demanding, not getting along with others, impatient, intolerant, not willing to be long-suffering, and so on…

When Nicholas and Frances exposed their true guts, I stopped not only presenting my arguments, but also Biblical verses according to Matthew 7:6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you”. And I quit that church right there!!! I only asked how long it would take God to heal people to see how far Nicholas would take his false teaching. He raised his hands and said that it was up to God. However, God tells us in His word what He is up to:

Instant healing:

  • Mat 8:3 “And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”
  • Mat 8:13 “And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.”
  • Mat 8:15 “And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.”
  • Mat 12:13 “Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.”
  • Luk 8:47 “And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.”
  • Luk 9:42 “And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.”
  • Luk 14:4 “And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go”
  • Luk 17:15 “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God”
  • Luk 22:51 “And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.”
  • Act 4:30 “By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.”
  • Act 5:16 “There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.”
  • Act 8:7 “For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.”
  • Many more verses

Speedy Recovery:

  • 2Ki 20:7 “And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered” [within three days according to the promise of God]
  • Isa 58:8 “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.”
  • Zech 14:7 “They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.”

God Takes Time to Heal:

Nothing in the Bible…

What I see here is that healing is instant and then recovery process (if needed) is rapid, no need to take years. Another rebuttal of Nicholas’ false theory is this verse:

John 14:13 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”

A logical question arises in the light of this verse: How can the Father be glorified through taking the years to heal His obedient if even Atheists and Satanists recover fast if they persist with treatment and follow the proper diet, exercise, fresh air, and so on? As a matter of fact, that same God who supposedly rebuked me for ‘yelling at the child’ and for being ‘impatient and intolerant’, brought me to the house of a loving mother and God believing Christian who doesn’t have the “knowledge of the truth” as all SDR members love to say about themselves, yet who has proven Nicholas, Frances, and Leigh Ann liars!!! I am describing my experience with Kelly and her son in “Living with Kelly” section of this article.

Nicholas didn’t interrupt me only; he also didn’t let Leigh Ann say anything even though he specifically stated “Let’s give Leigh Ann a chance to speak”. The only thing Leigh Ann said was ‘Well, DJ just wants to play’… That was it. Nicholas immediately interrupted her saying “Oh yeah, he doesn’t go out and doesn’t have friends…” and he went on and on telling how hard it was for the poor child and for his poor mother… Leigh Ann was still able to insert a lie somewhere in his speech about DJ not feeling comfortable around me. I also noticed how hypocritical Nicholas was when it came to the Holy Spirit giving him information about Leigh Ann: Nicholas stated that when he prayed for her and DJ’s healing, the Holy Spirit told him that she didn’t want DJ to be healed because of the government money she was getting on him. Leigh Ann lied that it wasn’t true and that she didn’t get any money on DJ. At this point, dear reader, I want to remind you that I observed her wailing over how she would live if Trey didn’t get the pay during the government shutdown. Please also note that Frances knew about it as I was telling her everything, mistakenly thinking that she would be a witness if I have to resort to steps number two and three of Matthew 18 and bring Leigh Ann’s lies to the church congregation. But neither Frances nor Nicholas rebuked Leigh Ann for lying, apparently the Holy Spirit missed something again, both of them kept quiet and that was it. I just waited for that circus to be over…

Please notice dear reader that Nicholas, Frances, and Leigh Ann condemned me for following these instructions of our LORD:

Leviticus 19:17 “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.”

Proverbs 9:6 “Forsake the foolish and live: and go in the way of understanding”

2Timothy 2:16 “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness”.

Titus 3:10 “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject”

1Timothy 5:20 “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear”

Titus 1:13 “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith”

Titus 2:7 “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity”

Etc, etc, etc…

These are the verses that say to disassociate from those who openly sin:

Matthew 10:14 “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.”

1Corinthians 5:13 “But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.”

Ephesians 5:11 “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

1Thess 5:22 “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”

2Thess 3:6 “Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.” – PLEASE NOTE: it is a command!!!

2Thess 3:14 “And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.”

Titus 3:10-11 “A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject”

1Timothy 6:3-5 “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; …  from such withdraw thyself.”

Etc, etc, etc…

Once they found out that I was going to leave Leigh Ann’s ‘house’, Frances threw in my face that I wasn’t willing to be long-suffering. And when I replied that it wasn’t the long-suffering, Nicholas jumped in to help his wife out and they both accused me of not willing to be long-suffering. And again, there is not a single example in the Bible telling us that the prophets of old, Jesus Himself, or the Apostles had to breathe smells of cat’s feces or someone’s farts, condoned lies and laziness, or other things against which I spoke. This is why the Bible wasn’t on the table; this is why Nicholas used his ‘experience’ instead!!! I have the verses about long-suffering posted on the ‘Other Lies’ page for your review, dear reader, this way you will be able to see the difference between the Word of God and the word of Nicholas.

Please also pay attention that they didn’t say a word to Leigh Ann for creating such horrible conditions of living, neglecting the children and animals, they didn’t even mention any of it. They turned things around as if I was a problem and there were no other problems at all. As for me not willing to be long-suffering: please note that Nicholas’ long-suffering lasted from the moment he started reading my letter to the moment he finished it!!! His long-suffering in fact was so short that he didn’t have time to follow the word of the LORD and to have a personal conversation with me first, as Matthew 18 instructs. Even though he heavily criticizes other churches for not following divine laws, he is an exempt from this commandment of God… and also from this commandment:

Deuteronomy 1:17 “Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.”

Deuteronomy 16:19 “Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.

1Chronicles 19:6 “And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment.”

Nicholas and Frances perverted the things so severely that I couldn’t believe they could do something like that… Nicholas cherry picked the points from the letter that I wrote him without reading the whole letter and twisted them to make me look bad… I insisted on him reading out loud the whole letter, but he refused. I trusted them just like I would trust God Himself because in my eyes they were the TRUE ones who lead His flock and adhere to His word no matter what… people naturally trust their pastors… But I found out that they both had another faces and their another faces were UGLY!!! They both stated that they misunderstood me when I asked them to help me in the case of DJ’s animal behavior. So convenientlyJ Misunderstanding actually brings an end to any conflict once it is cleared up, people naturally stop arguing. However, it wasn’t the case with Nicholas: I dared to accuse him in not taking care of the matters of the church and it was a crime and a sin that he wouldn’t forgive!!!

When I came back from that ‘circus’, I continued packing my things with the aim to leave Leigh Ann’s ‘house’. I only mention this thing for a couple of reasons:

1. Leigh Ann didn’t even hide her happy and smiling face – she won the case! But she won the case in the court of Nicholas, not in the court of God though… And what I didn’t know back then is that she was going to keep almost half of my money that I gave her as an upfront payment for several months!!! So convenient: to get rid of me yet to keep the money.

2. That same animal who “doesn’t feel comfortable around me” according to his mother’s lies was going back and forth in front of me for quite some time while I was packing!!! How uncomfortable someone has to feel around meJ. And not only that, he felt comfortable to eat my food that his mother stole!!! Please note that POGM teaches that even taking things without someone’s permission is stealing!!! And she wasn’t in need of food, she didn’t want to get her ass off the bed to cook for her son!!!

Living with Kelly: Post-POGM Recovery

Each and every time I prayed I asked the LORD to show me where I was wrong and as I wasn’t getting the answer I worried that it might be because I would resist the truth or may not understand it or because of something else. However, one day God answered me in the way that only the God who hears and sees us can answer. I moved in with Kelly. Being about Leigh Ann’s and my age, Kelly just like Leigh Ann is divorced, has two sons, one closer to Trey’s age and the younger is exact the same age as DJ and is also diagnosed with autism. Dear reader, please take notice that I was still affected with all the blames and all negativity that I heard from the so-called loving ‘pastor’ and ‘sisters’, and therefore, as soon as I found out that Kelly’s son had autism, I got upset and prayed to the LORD to remove this curse from me, that I wouldn’t be able to handle the life in the zoo any longer, and that I needed to get emotional rest. However, I didn’t realize that I sinned against Kelly and her precious son. The LORD showed me that it wasn’t about my intolerance, impatience, not willing to be long-suffering, and all other issues that I was ‘diagnosed’ with during that last meeting. It turned out that my stay with Kelly was a wonderful emotional healing and resting experience. Dear reader, please understand and please believe me that it wasn’t a mere coincidence that I managed to get from one house with the sick child in it to another one with the child who has the same sickness.

While staying with Kelly I saw that this WOMAN and MOTHER was able to bring up her son in a way that nobody knew that he had autism!!! And this is despite the fact that she doesn’t know about God as much as Nicholas, Frances, or Leigh Ann. Kelly devoted all the time and the scarce resources so that she could take care of her son. And if Nicholas claimed that he saw progress in DJ, I will state with a firm confidence that I saw a blessing from God in Kelly’s son!!! Just to give you an idea about how Kelly’s son behaved as compared to the Leigh Ann’s animal (I can’t call DJ a child because he was brought up as an animal, but at the same time I can’t call Kelly’s son a child because he already behaves himself like an intelligent young man!!!): I NEVER heard the young man pleading for hours ‘mom I am hungry’, he ALWAYS took care of his meals. NEVER had I to flush the toilet after him, NEVER had I seen him trashing around the house or not taking care of his dishes, he NEVER made animal sounds or walked like the one around the house hammering the floor with his hills. Please don’t think dear reader that I didn’t hear him making a sound, I did, but the sounds that I heard were the sounds of happy laughter or just a normal conversation with someone… Also, please understand that I am aware that we should avoid the use of words, such as ALWAYS, NEVER, and ALL THE TIME when referring to others because when we use them we may exaggerate or even lie (G. Thompson, Verbal Judo). I feel free to use such words because in the case of Leigh Ann’s pathological laziness and lies such words are just the right ones to draw the comparison.

In addition, Kelly is so clean that I can reassure you that you can eat off the floor in her house with no worries. In the case of Leigh Ann, I wouldn’t dare to touch anything that belongs to her anymore, not speaking about eating the food that she makes… And I will continue: I NEVER saw Kelly dumping her laundry on the floor trashing the entire house for days, not even for a single day or hour or minute, I NEVER saw the dishes piling up to the ceiling in her kitchen, I NEVER saw her bathroom or the bathtub being filthy. Rather, I could be the one who might have left something after me… 

What a difference I have seen!!! Kelly’s love glorifies the LORD. But Leigh Ann’s ‘strong faith’ brings only shame to our Savior Jesus Christ. “An apple doesn’t fall far from the apple tree” is a good saying to use here. Leigh Ann has one healthy and one sick son, yet both are brought up as idiots. On the other hand, Kelly will bring up ten sick children to be intelligent people!!! And I am not judging, dear reader; I am stating the fact based on my observations and personal experience.

Nicholas’ Love: An Attempt to Recover my Money

I tried to reach Leigh Ann and I am still willing to give her a benefit of a doubt that she might not get my messages because of a poor signal in the areaJJJ Even though I know that she is a liar and even though she only replied to my email because I told that I would go public if she didn’t respond (by the way, that helpedJ)…

Please see the text message published here in which Leigh Ann told me to let her know how we would deal with my money that she had. She stated during that last meeting that she had all the money which I gave her upfront, on which I said that I preferred to deal honestly. I suggested her to keep a little bit just because of the fact that I was there. But she pocketed $900 for me occupying the corner in that pigsty for about 2.5 months in the country area where the cost of a separate room is relatively cheap. To draw the comparison: I paid about $300/mo while her monthly rent for the entire house was $450. When people learn that she charged me for living in such conditions they state that she was not supposed to bring me there at all, not talking about charging me for that!!! And I absolutely agree with them. Please see my correspondence with Leigh Ann on the money issue. Please note how she computes my total rent payment: she uses suppositions, such as ‘if’ and ‘would’ (“if you had to live in your own place”) and assumptions about how much I “would” have to pay for a separate apartment, the highest bill for the season, and so on to justify her robbery. She doesn’t include the ‘stench’ charges in her bill though… apparently it was a part of the rental ‘package’, free perksJJJ.

Can you believe she talks back! I was coming for about a week to the church chat room hoping that someone would contact me and that I would ask for help, but everyone ignored me. These people are already conditioned into such behavior, so my hopes were vain. On Friday evening, I logged in to POGM chat room again, knowing that more people would be in attendance and I would get a better chance to ask someone for help. Please note that as soon as a person is labeled ‘dangerous’ or ‘heretic’ or something like that, Nicholas immediately strips such people off their ability to communicate. They can only reply to private message if they receive one, but they can’t initiate communication. One of their members contacted me. I won’t disclose the name of that person to protect the identity but I need to mention this fact to draw the comparison. I was greeted in a very polite and nice manner and so I wanted to ask this person to help me out. Right away I got a message from Nicholas, who greeted me in a rude and unethical way. Unlike the first person, Nicholas didn’t even address me (neither by the name nor by title, nor in any other way). Rather, his ‘greeting’ sounded to me like ‘what the f*** are you doing here’. I swallowed that insult, but within a couple of minutes he threw on me another one when he found that I was there because his sister in faith didn’t want to give me back my own money. Dear reader, I know that it is not a secret to you that judging people with the help of made-up assumptions is not only unethical; it actually is a very bad way to treat people. Nicholas assumed that I would start harassing the entire congregation and would disrupt the evening service with my ‘demands’ of money. I only wanted to ask someone to get in touch with me after the Sabbath to help me out with my problem. Nicholas however accused me of coming and demanding my money on the Sabbath day!!! This is what he assumed!!! I was insulted even more. I didn’t deserve to be treated that way. I asked him to stop insulting me, right after which I heard him saying to the whole congregation ‘Can you believe she talks back’ and then he kicked me out of the chat room.

Matthew 12:12 “How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.”

Nicholas obviously doesn’t give crap that I moved from another state only with the  things I had in my car, that I didn’t have job at that time I left them, and that I had no money at all…  The one who teaches love though has NONE himself!!! A coward had no problems ruining the years of my hard work to achieve something, he ruined my entire life by doing so. Just like that…

I had no choice but to block her access. Later I found out how Nicholas explained why he kicked me out of the chat room: he spared others from sinning on the Sabbath day if they would agree to get in touch with me after the Sabbath to help me out. Throwing out someone who was seeking help like an old shoe was a good thing according to the word of Nicholas, he spared people from sinning!!! A widely accepted test of applicability of model: if a model can’t be applied or replicated on a wide scale, it is wrong and needs to be discarded. So if we accept Nicholas’ barbarian mentality as the right way of doing things then let’s say anyone who kills other to stop them from sinning actually does them a good thing!!! Not just a good thing but better: they won’t even think of sinning any more, not talking about committing sinsJ… Such is a result of replication of Nicholas’ mentality… a great model for Christians!!!

And please note again dear reader that NONE of the church members were aware of the reason of my coming there, of my true intentions, and that I only asked to stop the insults. I can guarantee you 1,000,000% that these people only know and only want to know what Nicholas wants them to know. And as he also wants, they don’t care about the rest. Otherwise they would have found out that Leigh Ann is not only a liar, but also a thief and a fraud:

Lev 19:11 “Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.”

1Thess 4:6 “That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.”

2Thess 3:10 “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Leigh Ann hates work just as much as Satan hates the law of God. If she gets her lazy ass off the bed and goes to work, she will lose her government provision she desperately fought for. And this very thought is abominable to her. Pease note that God blesses those who by their honest work earn their living:

Deuteronomy 2:7 “For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.”

1Thess 4:11-12 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

People Aren’t Obligated to Do What You Demand from Them. This I heard during that last meeting. It was one of Nicholas’ statements with which he interrupted me as I was making my points. I didn’t demand from people anything at all. I was pointing Leigh Ann as well as Nicholas to the scriptures and this is what made him so angry. However, let’s imagine that Nicholas DID answer my call for help and examine the possible outcome. If Nicholas is a true Christian and God loving person as he states he is, he would more likely naturally offer me to stay with them for the Friday service, come on the Sabbath to enjoy the word of God, and then to get in touch with him on Sunday or any other day he would set up for my matter. I definitely would stay and would enjoy the service because the thought of coming help is very comforting. I would definitely be willing to talk to him even though he mistreated me before. Please don’t think I am trying  to make my reaction up, dear reader, I believe that any person in my position would be comforted this way. And even if the dialog with Leigh Ann mediated by Nicholas didn’t  bring any results, I would have no reason to blame him after all… On the other hand, Nicholas did not prove himself to be a Christian, and more than that he did not prove himself to be a Gentleman either!!! People who don’t believe in God but who have love would just help me in my situation. However, it looks like a good thing to rob brethren the way Leigh Ann robbed me, yet, it is not a good thing for me to speak about it according to the word of Nicholas. I have an evil spirit in me. Dear reader, I hope I was able to demonstrate the difference in approaches we can tackle the problem. Nicholas would say I demand it. Now please tell me what is wrong with me. What is my fault? Where did I miss it? Please!!!

‘Pastor’ Craig. Another ‘God loving’ person who echoes Nicholas in everything, just like all the members of that church. The only difference between Craig and Nicholas in my case was that Craig didn’t insult me when I emailed him for help. However, even though I specifically stated that the reason I asked him for help was because Nicholas threw me away from the chat room and that I couldn’t talk to him or Leigh Ann, Craig ‘advised’ me to go back to talk to these people. But I can’t talk to them!!! They ruined my life, labeled me as ‘having evil spirit’, being intolerant, etc…. In short, Craig’s ‘help’ was a politically correct version of ‘f*** off’. Please see my plea and Craig’s response. Yet, the same Craig who constantly asks for financial help, suddenly found the money to buy the air ticket to Canada to see Daniel, who once left the church and in his anger demanded back the money that he had spent to buy Craig a house in Philippines and something else for the church… When Frances told me that Craig went to Canada to talk to Daniel, I said ‘Let him leave if he wants’, on which Frances objected ‘No sister, his soul is precious’. Please note, dear reader, that Daniel is the only person that I know whose soul is precious; the souls of others that leave that church aren’t… Please don’t think that I want to insult Daniel, but his soul isn’t more precious than of the others, it’s his wallet that is precious… As a proof of my words: NEVER I heard nor it was announced in the church that Craig won back or at least tried to bring someone back by traveling internationally to speak in person. Many people left before me and nobody said that Craig showed up in person to talk to them. He didn’t even call or email them… Another point: whenever people leave, Nicholas makes an announcement about it and tells everyone to cease communication with such people. It wasn’t the case with Daniel. Things were kept quiet until Craig would talk to Daniel.

Job 31:13 “If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me”

This is how a righteous person feels responsible if not just a manservant or maidservant, but a family member, church member, or just anyone comes for help. The whole chapter tells us how serious Job considered anyone who came to him. It is obvious that he didn’t send people back to those who turned them down. What a difference between the righteousness of Job and the ‘righteousness’ of Craig. Still, I am willing to give Craig a credit for not insulting me like his ‘teacher’ Nicholas did.

My Dreams Were Shattered

Just like Leigh Ann, I had to address my problem to the church and ask the whole congregation to pray over me during church gathering in 2018. However unlike Leigh Ann, over whom we prayed twice, besides that Nicholas separately prayed over her, I was healed. The LORD granted me my petition just like He said in James 5:14, Psalms 20:5, 30:2, and many other verses!!! I was enlightened and as I studied the healing topic in the Bible and in the writings of Ellen White, heard the testimonies of many church members, and read testimonies of others backed up by the lab tests and scan results, I realized that the LORD doesn’t joke about it. God actually means what He says and He says exactly what He means to sayJ. My findings set me on fire: I started working on gathering all the evidence that I could get about reality and actuality of God’s promise of miraculous healing and of other promises that go along with it to bring it to the church congregation during 2019 church gathering. And I wanted to present myself as a living example of His wonderful power. As a matter of fact, in less than one year after I was healed, I started hearing from people that I looked younger than my stated age. When I asked people to guess about my age their answers surprised me greatly: twice I heard that I looked 10 years younger!!! On the other hand, people were surprised to hear my real ageJ. People, please!!! Even my look was reversed!!! I looked 10 years younger before I got into trouble, but as my sickness progressed, I looked older and older, first I heard people telling me that I looked my stated age, then I heard that I looked older than my age… and now I am back to where I was before!!! This is EXACTLY what the LORD promised in His precious word:

Psalm 23:3 “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 105:37 “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.”

Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

And not just that but even more:

Isaiah 58:8-11 “Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday: And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” [the whole passage is just loaded with blessings]

James 5:15 “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.”

Dear reader, if you ask Leigh Ann if she can brag about the LORD’s mercies and goodness the way I brag about them you won’t hear ‘no’, even though she won’t be able to give you specific examples of miraculous manifestation of GOD’s love. I know it because when I asked her questions to expose her lies, she only said ‘Well’ and then stayed quiet until the topic was changed or something else would interrupt the silence. She acted like a typical liar who remains quiet when exposed. In such situations liars normally don’t deny but they won’t admit anything. Besides that when Leigh Ann spoke about her ‘progress’ she NEVER gave credit to God, and not only that, she never mentioned God at all. And no wonder why: God doesn’t make progress, He does miracles. And I say NEVER because I had to bring it to her attention and also to remind her that God healed me. Leigh Ann expressed her doubt and disbelief in God’s healing power and it was shocking to me. It was one of many heresies I heard from this ‘Christian with strong faith’. And when Nicholas started telling lies about his ‘experience’ associated with God’s healing, I realized a terrible thing: it won’t matter what I do or say, it won’t matter if I present myself a living example of God’s healing power and of His blessings, it won’t matter if I present all the verses from the Bible and all statements of Ellen White in front of the church congregation, and as a matter of fact, even if I take off and fly in front of them, it still won’t matter. As soon as Nicholas opens his mouth and says ‘no’, even if his ‘no’ is contrary to the Bible, the entire congregation will reject the Word of God and firmly stick to the word of Nicholas.

Alex (SDR member) offered me money when I was working on my debt repayment to help me to get out of California faster. Unfortunately, I was unable to pay him back. And by being unable to pay back I don’t mean the money. I mean that Nicholas’ false teaching about God’s healing and his rebuke of my faith in His promises crushed my sweet dreams, ruined my plans, and scattered my hopes of glorifying the LORD. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to stir up and inspire brethren, including Alex, and to encourage prayers and fasting so that they would be healed, thereby setting up a solid base for a more proactive and aggressive evangelism in the power of God. After all, our LORD and Savior said:

John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Alex suffers a hearing issue. And since he was very firm in his intention not to take the money back from me, I had him in my mind before anyone else. I was determined to repay in a way that would change all of us to the better in the LORD!!! And I DON’T DOUBT that it WOULD happen!!! God hears our prayers and because this cause would help us to fulfill His will in the last days, I know that He would grant us our petition!!! Someone has to start it!!! I also had in mind Melinda ‘Repairer of the Breach’, who suffers similar issue, and I had in mind Nicholas and Frances whose son is on dialysis. I was thrilled about demonstrating my love in such a wonderful way – to do more than just saying that I love them, more than just buying gifts –  I would love to move them to experience themselves the power and blessings of the living and loving God.

I was naïve and blind, but I truly loved them with all of my heart and all my soul and I was truly looking forward to that wonderful day when the LORD would be glorified in demonstration of His healing power and my beloved brethren would be blessed with miraculous healing…

This is why my pain is so great. Now I know how our Lord felt when He was betrayed by those whom he loved… and I am not even anywhere close to the magnitude of His sufferings… These people didn’t betray me; they betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ. And I am quite sure that Alex asked the LORD in prayers to forgive me, I have a firm belief that he thinks that I took advantage of his kindness and robbed him… But the good thing about our Savior and Lord, His Heavenly Father, and the Holy Spirit is that their blessings don’t stop when Nicholas tells to stopJJJ and this is why I am confident that Alex will find one day that it was his own ‘pastor’ who robbed him of God’s healing blessings.

My Second Healing Experience. A year after the first experience, I knelt down and asked the LORD to remove my pain and sufferings. My fingers on both hands were swollen; they looked like Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage links and hurt so badly that I didn’t know where to put my hands at night so that they can rest. The problem was that I performed hard physical labor and developed according to doctors either Osteoarthritis or the Carpal Tunnel (needed to be tested further to confirm). Both are serious diagnoses: the first is very hard to treat (if possible at all) and the second requires surgery on both hands. I refused to take the pills that the doctor prescribed and decided to resort to vitamins and supplements. However, I found very soon that the famous “Glucosamine and Chondroitin” were made from substances derived from shellfish, shrimp, and other Biblically unclean things. I got upset for a second but then I remembered how the LORD healed me just a year agoJ. I didn’t know if the LORD would answer my prayer, but I found out the very next morning that HE DID!!! Dear reader, please believe me that I have no reason to lie! I swear by the name of God who healed me, I have no other witnesses besides Him! Every morning I had to keep both hands in hot water because I couldn’t even hold the tooth brush in my hands. My hands hurt badly. However, that morning I noticed right away that I moved the blanket from me with no pain in my fingersJ And as soon as I got to the bathroom, I discovered that I could just grab the tube with tooth paste, hold the toothbrush in another hand and squeeze the tooth paste on it!!! From that morning on I don’t need to keep my hands in hot water!!! And this is my testimony to those SDR members who choose to stick to Nicholas’ lies that God takes time to heal and boycott me in obedience to his non-Biblical command so they don’t get a chance to find out that the LORD is a true, faithful, and loving God who heals instantly and completely and who doesn’t leave His people being feeble sitting in wheelchairs or walking on crutches, with walkers, or with canes like Nicholas and Leigh Ann falsely claim… 

Dangerous People

My sister Mary who had a problem while being in the church for almost two decades wasn’t helped. As her problem affected me, I suffered too. And I sinned against Mary because I blamed her, I held my anger against her and in my blindness I believed that she was supposed to take care of her problem but she did not. When Nicholas announced that Mary left the church I didn’t contact her for the same reason I didn’t contact anyone else: in my blind eyes she was wrong and Nicholas was right. Supposedly, Mary made someone’s life difficult and Nicholas told her to take care of her problem and not to come to the church gathering if she wouldn’t take care of it. You are to take care of your problems and the word of Nicholas prevails against the word of God here!!! Pushing away people who are in need of help is Nicholas’s normal routine, he can’t do anything wrong, he is always right. Later Frances told me nasty things about Mary: that she sent Nicholas by mistake a letter in which she argued with someone and used very dirty words… the news of Mary’s ‘backsliding into sin’ turned me off contacting her (I was thinking of getting in touch with her). Thus I wrote Mary off my mind completely.

I was present in the chat room when Nicholas did his version of Matthew 18 on my sister Leonor. I was then a ‘babe’ in Christ and didn’t know what the truth was and I blindly participated in an unlawful vote acknowledging Leonor as a sinner. I hurt my poor sister so much that she couldn’t help but to text me her words of frustration and pointing me to my wrongdoings. I cowardly threatened to report her to the police if I would get another message from her… Frances and Nicholas told me in one voice that Leonor had an evil spirit in her so I felt quite comfortable about my threat… As the LORD blessed me with more knowledge and experience I can see today that Nicholas did and said many wrong things to Leonor that day: he actually skipped the first two steps of Matthew 18, saying that he didn’t have to do them since Leonor was already talking about him to others. Please note that the LORD Jesus didn’t say to skip steps He set in Matthew 18! In addition, no evidence was presented; Leonor wasn’t even given a chance to speak… yet WE VOTED!!! Nicholas did the same thing to me: he didn’t talk with me face to face which Matthew 18 sets as the first step, but brought that same Leigh Ann against whom he and his wife spoke when not in her presence and just like he didn’t let Leonor speak, he did didn’t let me finish what I had to say interrupting me all the time!!! The only difference between my and Leonor’s situation was that Nicholas didn’t give Leonor a chance to take over the microphone to speak, but he couldn’t do it to me because our meeting was not online, yet he still didn’t let me or Leigh Ann to finish what we had to say.

Infiltrators Exposed. Here is a link to the YouTube video that was made by ‘pastor’ Craig (goes under SDRAsia on YouTube) back in 2013 in which he exposes SDR “infiltrators”:

In his comments to the video he said that he was grateful to God for making a copy of their Skype conference before they deleted it. And I have to say that I am just as grateful to God for that as Craig is. In his attempt to expose these poor souls, Craig actually exposed the non-Biblical policies of SDR church. If you listen to the Skype conversation, you will find out in no time that these two men state the very same thing I and others former members said: you can’t freely speak in that church!!! The first man was excommunicated from the church together with another person who wasn’t with them on Skype and the second was pressed into repentance, yet they discuss the possibility of making the church members aware of their message!!! According to the word of the LORD, excommunication is the last measure the church congregation should resort to in case disobedient brethren don’t repent provided all the parties were heard during the church hearing and the congregation is aware of what is going on… Craig didn’t tell you that those whom he ‘exposed’ as infiltrators were not allowed to bring their message for the whole congregation to hear!!! Here is how the LORD commands to approach the problem:

Step 1. Matthew 18:15 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”

Step 2. Matthew 18:16 “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

Step 3. Matthew 18:17 (1st part) “And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church:

Step 4. Matthew 18:17 (2nd part) “…but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”

I have to repeat that I am truly grateful to the LORD God for Craig’s ‘exposing’ of the sinners! The plain instructions are perverted so that they don’t have to be followed. Nicholas falsely interprets the ‘church hearing’ step and claims that the ‘sinner’ should not be given a chance to speak!!! Thus the evil committed by SDR leadership, pushed into the sin these poor souls who were desperate to deliver their message to the church. Please see the word of Nicholas here http://www.remnantofgod.org/Matthew18.htm, a POGM’s non-Biblical policy.

I had hard times understanding why people were leaving that church so abruptly and so quietly that nobody knew about it until Nicholas would announce it. I never heard any conversations on such topics and this thing was labeled as ‘rumoring’, to search the truth about others was actually not a good thing from which a true Christian should stay away. Even though each and every time I heard different explanations, I saw that people were leaving quietly and Nicholas only made announcements in which he always instructed to boycott those who leave the church. The Bible doesn’t say to boycott someone when Nicholas commands it… even if Nicholas labels them as “dangerous”.

It’s Either My Way or the Highway. Such is Nicholas’s policy. Here is what Nicholas teaches about following Biblical steps when dealing with those who feel at freedom to express their views (from http://www.remnantofgod.org/Matthew18.htm):

“Still.. some “sympathizers” may have issues with refusing them to speak, so, let me ask you this. When a sin is revealed before the entire church, and everyone in attendance has voted that it is indeed sin, when the person refuses to declare “yes they have repented” when asked, what do you think the sinner would have said had they had the chance to speak before the church family? They will most assuredly seek to vindicate their sinful ways which will then endanger the spiritual lives of the babes in Christ.”

Three things there made up by Nicholas to validate his own interpretation of step 3 of Matthew 18 (verse 17):

– Ellen White’s quotes about “sympathizers” linked to this word have nothing to do with not letting people speak during the church hearing, she simply refers to people who developed either friendship or other emotional ties with sinners. Please also note that she only speaks here about the sinners, not about the honest people who bring their cause before the church. Nicholas simply brought this section into discussion and took it out of context to create the value of his ‘study’;

– it is lawful to vote on the issue especially if the church hasn’t  even heard what the ‘sinner’ has to say and examine the evidence he/she has to present. It is an encouragement to the herd behavior which makes individual members ‘follow the multitude to do evil and to decline after many to wrest judgment’ (Exodus 23:2).There is not even one verse in the Bible to support Nicholas’s false claim. The danger that may arise in this case is that the uninformed crowd is falsely influenced by the wrongdoers to excommunicate those who speak the truth.

– the spiritual lives of the babes in Christ will be in danger, which is also not backed by the Bible and reflects a Satan-induced fear. If the LORD set things specific way, why should we worry about anything at all? Let the sinner speak and vindicate the sin, then the church sees that it is sin and nobody’s spiritual life is in danger. Yet the word of Nicholas adjusts the command of God to eliminate the ‘danger’ He thus created. God can’t even open the eyes of his people to see what the truth and a lie is, so Nicholas compensates for the law “deficiency” by making up his own commandment.

Therefore, Nicholas makes a decision on behalf of the entire congregation neither trusting God he claims to follow nor the babes in Christ so that they could not see that Nicholas is wrong. After all, being ‘babe in Christ’ doesn’t mean a complete absence of common sense. On the other hand, if the ‘sinner’ is actually not a sinner, but the one who speaks the truth, the whole church has a good chance to find out about the wrongdoings of their leaders. And Nicholas abhors the very thought of it!!! He IS afraid that the babes in Christ, as well as the whole congregation will find out that he is a liar, a hypocrite, and a coward!!!

The word of God says:

Deu 33:29 … and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee…

If God says something it can’t be said better. Not only Nicholas lies about God’s healing ways and slanders the Holy Spirit (who actually showed me who Nicholas is by bringing me to Kelly’s house), he also hides the truth about those who left his church, alters God’s instructions on how to deal with potential conflicts given in Matthew 18, endorses lies about “Biblical diet”, clothes, etc, etc, etc. But beyond and above all, Nicholas pathologically hates it and acts aggressively when someone doesn’t comply with his non-Biblical policies or doesn’t believe his lies. Nicholas is very comfortable making lies since those who left his church didn’t do their duty to expose him. And he knows it and got well-used to it over the course of more than two decades. To describe better how badly Nicholas hates hearing that he may be wrong, I will use the two-point rule:

Point 1. Nicholas is ALWAYS right.

Point 2. If Nicholas is wrong, please see point 1.

As a consequence, the possibility of dialogue is strangled before the issue is brought before the church; the ‘sinner’ has to choose one of the two: Nicholas’s way or the freeway. And as a former member of his church, I can reassure you that Nicholas is dealing with the remaining flock in the following way:

The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum — even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate — Noam Chomsky.

Even the LORD God Himself invites each and every person to dialogue:

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

How much more then we sinful mortals need to reason with each other? But according to the word of Nicholas you are limited to exposing others and exalting him, and you will be tolerated if you don’t break these simple rules (and if you do break, then you are boycotted, no reasoning). Eventually, you will get used to it so much that you will act like robot without even trying to get the information from the first source to get to the truth. “Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Mat 7:16). Besides the fruit of emotional catalepsy/stupor of the majority of that ‘church’, here is another fruit brought by Nicholas’s policy…

You are an Accuser of Brethren. I mentioned earlier that after I left Nicholas’s church I emailed some members to warn them not to eat Leigh Ann’s food. I told them that I observed how Leigh Ann used her mixing bowls. Please see the letter here (link the page). This was done with an intention of treating others the way I myself wanted to be treated  and I specifically mentioned that I would appreciate if someone warned me about her filthiness. On the other hand, the word of God is very clear in that He commands that “Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died” in Romans 14:15. I understand that this command is about unclean food and since the food put in an unclean vessel is unclean, we shouldn’t eat it. Such were my motives. Yet, Nicholas was able to influence these people so much that they labeled me an accuser of brethren!!! The word of God says that this title belongs to Satan, Roman Pope knows that the accuser of brethren is Satan, yet the word of Nicholas prevailed and now I am an accuser of brethren, a Satan, a Devil, an adversary!!! We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid (Benjamin Franklin). Such are the fruits of this church.

I emailed to the following SDR members: Alex, Ely (goes in chatroom by Ely_Spain), Shawn (SDRAmerica online name), Dwayne, Warren (SDRHawaii), Craig (SDRAsia), and Joe. ALL of them condemned me for something the whole civilized world would be thankful for. This is what you become if you blindly follow Nicholas. This is how low you will degrade – you will be willing to eat out of the slop-pale for the sake of condemning the truth should Nicholas say a word. And I had no reason to lie in my letter, I stated what I saw. Please also see how ardently Melinda ‘Repairer of the Breach’ (link the page here) adheres to Nicholas’s policy. I contacted her in order to expose her, yet she did me a huge favor and exposed the whole church in addition to herselfJ, now I have no need to contact anyone elseJ. Please see how general her answers are even though my question regarding my situation was very specific. Specific questions require specific answers. However, as soon as Melinda figured out who I was, she immediately spewed on me that nobody wanted to have fellowship with me and that I am an accuser of brethren. That was a very specific statementJ and no reference from the Bible was needed. The only thing Melinda missed is that I have no desire to have fellowship with extremists, fanatics, and lunatics. Extremists and fanatics because Ellen White calls such those who pervert the word of God and fanatically take a health reform to the extreme. Lunatics because of a blind obedience to the word of Nicholas and despising the word of God.

I made a conscious choice to leave that church and I don’t want to be associated with the liars who claim to love others and have understanding of truth and God, but who in their deeds proven to be worse than those whom they ‘expose’ as liars in that they don’t even bother to bring the scriptures to reason the sinner and thus save the soul, and that they take the scriptures out of context to show that they are right. And I say it again, they won’t reason you with the scriptures in an attempt to ‘save your soul’ if Nicholas commands to boycott you. Regarding them taking the Bible verses out of context, I am giving examples on Other POGM Lies page of this web-site (link the page here).

It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills. Let me tell you something, friend, it is not love and it is not friendship if we fail to declare the whole counsel of God. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie. It is impossible to find anyone in the Bible who was a power for God who did not have enemies and was not hated. It’s better to stand alone with the truth, than to be wrong with a multitude. It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie. There is only one gospel and Paul said, “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed — Adrian Rogers.

I have chosen to leave that church, I have chosen to be hated for telling the truth, I have chosen to stand alone with the truth rather than be united with POGM (Pile Of Garbage Ministry) in their lies and I am grateful to the LORD God for showing me the truth. I have made this testimony with the true and sincere heart to warn those who may get in danger of repeating my path and I made it

To the glory of Heavenly Father, whose love and laws POGM trample under their feet,

To the help of the Holy Spirit, whom Nicholas, Frances and Leigh Ann slander,

And in the name of Jesus Christ, whose healing power Nicholas, Frances, and Leigh Ann so vehemently deny.

Amen.

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Other POGM Lies (web-site page 2).

While I started seeing more and more lies fostered in SDR church, I still perceived them I thought as a result of blindness of the part of my brethren. Only when I faced the harsh reality I found out that these lies were and are spoken intentionally and consciously to support POGM non-Biblical policies. Some of these lies however are spoken because SDR church including its ‘pastor’ indeed doesn’t see the truth. During my work on translating POGM materials I truly believed that Nicholas was granted that much knowledge and was blessed with understanding until a couple of things happened right at the end of my being with that church and right after I had left it:

  • I made a mistake pasting the copied fragment of the baptism lessons into the Internet browser instead of translator and I immediately discovered that similar lessons were also published by other ministries… And I bragged to a lot of people before that my pastor was so blessed by God Himself without realizing Nicholas lied about his ‘blessings’…
  • I was noticing more and more that the doctrinal issues discussed by Nicholas had been discussed by Ellen G. White or by others online before God ‘blessed’ Nicholas… However, God didn’t ‘bless’ Nicholas on the matters that hadn’t been previously discussed by someone else…

Please don’t take me wrong, dear reader, I don’t claim that God doesn’t reveal His love and truth to us but rather, I strongly doubt Nicholas’s ability to see the truth with his own eyes. Here are the lies that Nicholas wants you to believe:

1. We are not to eat flesh or dairy products. Neither Nicholas nor Shawn, who runs the Sabbath evening study, tells the truth about flesh eating as it is in the Bible. Rather, they both insist that God wanted His people to go back to the original vegan diet and by giving them manna from Heaven he trained them to become vegans. The wailings of the people that went out of Egypt was presented as a single instance as a result of which the LORD ‘punished’ those who lusted after the flesh. However, the Bible gives us two separate accounts of people demanding meat with the two different outcomes:

Exo 16:3 “And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

Here is the answer of the LORD:

Exo 16:8 “And Moses said, This shall be, when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the LORD.”

And the people DID eat flesh once a day every day until they openly despised manna. Only when they falsely claimed that they had nothing but manna, the LORD put them back in place:

Num 11:4-6 “And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.”

If you read this chapter, you will find out that people actually ended up gathering quails instead of manna and he that gathered the least gathered ten times of their normal manna portion (Num 11:32) and that is a gluttony… and then:

Num 11:33 “And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.”

Only when people openly despised the LORD’s manna so they could eat nothing but flesh and falsely accused God, He punished them! Not for the mere want of meat as Nicholas and Shawn lie! By the way, Shawn made quite a few statements that he meticulously searched and thoroughly studied the Biblical diet topic, yet I DON’T BELIEVE that he simply overlooked the fact that people ate flesh in the desert, as well as the other facts on consumption of animal products that are recorded in the Bible, such as these:

– Exo 23:19 “The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.”

Such was a commandment of God that saw it fit for 100% vegans whom he was leading to the land that “floweth with milk and honey’ (Exo 3:8, 3:17, 13:5, and 17 more verses mentioning milk)…

David, a prophet and a man of God, would have turned down flesh and dairy products knowing that God wanted him to be 100% vegan, but he didn’t:

– 2Sa 17:29 “And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.”

God who supposedly wanted His people to become 100% vegan probably didn’t find any vegetables and fruits for Elijah when he was on the run from Jezebel:

– 1Ki 17:6 “And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.”

Job, a supposed-to-be 100% vegan somehow knew how the egg whites taste:

– Job 6:6 “Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?”

Did Shaun lie on purpose or out of his sheer blindness?

I will continue: the apostles didn’t explicitly state that we are supposed to be vegans even though they had good opportunities. Rather, their instructions regulated flesh eating:

– Act 15:29 “That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.”

Nor did Peter say that he was or became 100% vegan in his vision:

– Act 10:14 “But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.”

Our God acts like the biggest hypocrite, liar, and murderer: He feeds Elijah with flesh and two crowds of people with the fish after he kills a group in the desert for a supposed refusal to become 100% vegans…

– Mat 14:9 “And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.”

– Mat 15:36 “And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.”

– Jhn 21:13 “Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise.”

I don’t remember Shaun bringing these verses in his Biblical diet studies, neither have I remembered Nicholas mentioning them… However, I remember that Shaun spoke several times about “Daniel’s diet”. He always brought Daniel 1:8-17 as a “proof”. I want to believe that Shaun didn’t notice Daniel 10:2-3 in his “meticulous” search, but I do:

– Daniel 10:2-3 “In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

As to “Jesus was 100% vegan” lie, Jesus wouldn’t look good if He, being vegan and encouraging vegan diet, distributed fish to people in the verses presented above. Moreover, He would be a liar and would break the very same law he came to fulfill:

– Num 9:11 “The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it  [passover lamb] with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.”

This ordinance was just as valid as all other feast ordinances for all Israel without exception, people were even ordered to share with those who didn’t have it or cook for those who couldn’t for some reason (see Ezr 6:20, Neh 8:10).

And after His resurrection Jesus had a perfect chance to refuse the fish He was offered and to rebuke the disciples for having flesh on their table, yet he didn’t:

– Luk 24:42-43 “And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them.”

Please note that the last verse has ‘it’ in Italic, meaning that it was added, therefore the verse should read “And he took and did eat before them”. I hope that those who heard Nicholas’s denial of this fact see that the word of God speaks differently on this matter. When I told Frances that I wanted to bring some of the facts before the church to address the issue of fanaticism, she told me that she already did it several times in the past, but when I insisted on doing the same thing again, she got irritated… Now I know why: even though she as well as Nicholas will lie that they don’t foster fanaticism, it is exactly what they do. You won’t see clean meat, fish or dairy products on the table during the church gathering, but you will see everything fake, including fake turkey on Thanksgiving!!! It is during those gatherings that I was influenced not to eat flesh and dairy products (besides the topical studies and the regular chat meetings). How stupid it is to imitate the very same world one claims to reject… A perfect match with what the LORD said through Paul about such people:

1Ti 4:3 “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”

The reason to abandon flesh consumption according to SDR teachings is that it is poisoned with antibiotics and comes from sick animals and poultry that are kept in terrible conditions. However, the logic of their teaching is very inconsistent. We also have genetically modified and poisoned with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides produce such food items as grains, herbs, and seeds, we don’t even have clean honey or molasses. We also have poisoned and contaminated water. We also have our air being sprayed with poisonous chemicals from the airplanes and polluted with car emissions… Then SDR should stop breathing the air just like they preach to stop eating meat, fish, and dairy products that people can get in their households, all that was allowed by GodJJJ. And you are always welcome to prove me wrong, dear reader. Please post to the forum all the verses you can find in the Bible in which God commands to abstain from meat, fish and dairy products and to go 100% veganJ.

2. Divorcees can’t remarry and should live alone till the rest of their lives. This lie I have heard three times. Once from Nicholas when I joined that ‘church’, the second time from Ely, and the third time from Leigh Ann. With regards to Nicholas, now I am not surprised knowing he is a liar who can say one thing then turn around and say something different, which he did later on. With regards to Leigh Ann, I will only tell that she insisted on that out of jealousy that I may find someone and remarry while nobody needs her. And who will even think of marrying an ugly witch that walks with cane or walker faking her disability and has a retarded child? However, with regards to Ely I am in a deep state of shock because of his blindness. How is it possible for a person that is blind to understand all other truth? He claims that he helps others with this issue, but I am afraid that he simply pushes people away from God with his false doctrine according to which divorcee can’t remarry no matter what: it doesn’t matter whether the person knew about the law of God at the time of divorce or not. “Unqualified help does more harm than good” (A proverb).

According to Ely, once you are divorced, for instance, from a violent person, you are to live alone till the rest of your life or remain in marriage with that person and suffer abuse or even put your and your children’s lives in danger… In another words, God won’t ‘wink’ on the past ignorance of a person according to Acts 17:30; His promise is a lie according to Ely!!! Please see our correspondence (link the thread here) during which he sent me a link to Ellen White’s “Testimony on Sexual Behavior, Divorce, and Marriage”. Ely claimed that the book was the answer to the question whether divorcee can remarry or not. But Ellen White only touched on the issue of the church members who got married being in the light of the truth yet who didn’t seek the counsel of God before marriage!!! She didn’t even speak about people like me, who came to know God only after divorce!!! The only reason for divorce according to Ely is adultery (Mat 5:32). However, Ely completely ignores the fact that the LORD Jesus was preaching to the Jews, not to Gentiles. Here is how Paul advises on this issue Gentiles who found God while being divorced:

1Cor 7:8-9 “I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”

Definition of the ‘unmarried’ in verses 10-11: it is the one who departs from her husband (or gets divorced). So things are simple and I can remarry according to Paul just like those divorcees who lived 2000 years ago, yet according to Ely I cannot…

Dear reader, please note that I am not presenting 1Corinthians 7 as an excuse for getting from one marriage to another, and to another, and so on. What I see from reading this chapter is that I CAN marry again, but this time I will be held responsible for my action if I do so without seeking the counsel of God. In my new marriage I will become a subject to the law spoken by the Lord Jesus to the Jews in Matthew 5:32.

3. Longsuffering. This lie turned out to be the most hilarious joke I’ve ever heard in my life. I don’t even think I will hear anything like that ever againJ. Nicholas and Frances were so focused on rebuking me during our last meeting that they didn’t notice how they went overboard with their accusations. As a result, longsuffering turns out to be this: you dwell in a filthy house, put up with pathological liar, condone child neglect just to be at peace with the family, breath unclean air and their farts, guts, cat’s poops, and whatever else they want you to breathe. And apparently, it is a good thing for Christians to create such conditions for others to live in… but if you are disgusted to touch anything there and want to leave, then you are a bad person, you refuse to follow Christ according to the word of Nicholas. However, here is what the word of God says about longsuffering:

  • Prophets and God’s people of old

Jas 5:10 “Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.”

Heb 11:36-38 “And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

  • Lord Jesus

1Pe 2:21 “For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps”

Please see what the Lord Jesus answered when He was told that His mother and brethren came to talk to him:

Mat 12:48-50 “But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

If I take Nicholas’s theory and apply it to this situation, then Christ can also be accused of not willing to be long-suffering… after all, the word of Nicholas is clear on that. And Nicholas will tell you that I am taking the verses out of context, dear reader, I know it because he said the same thing about all those who left his church before me.

  • Paul and the Apostles

2Cor 4:8-9 “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;”

2Cor 11:23-27 “Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.” – Paul probably forgot to include in his list of longsuffering living in stench and filthJ and breathing someone’s farts and guts…

1Ti 1:16 “Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.”

1Pe 2:19 – 1Pe 4:16 – The whole passage is talking about suffering showing that it comes from the outside. All suffering is for the sake of truth and for the gospel.

Dear reader, I hope you can easily notice that longsuffering is not caused by the fellow brethren, but rather, that it comes from the enemy of God. And I hope you will believe me that I didn’t omit the verses that say that longsuffering is when a church member is dealing with the idiocy of his/her brother or sister in Christ. And I will prove my words. According to the Bible longsuffering has a purpose and it is to strengthen those who are weak in faith or have fear to encourage them to proclaim the Gospel:

Phil 1:12-13 “But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace, and in all other places

And as a matter of fact, Paul’s longsuffering produced an astounding effect:

Phil 1:14 “And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

Now I ask: How is it possible to further the Gospel and to glorify God through ‘longsufferings’ I refused to suffer? Will you even take me seriously? I don’t even doubt that I will look in your eyes like the biggest idiot in the entire Universe if I tell you that I breathe Leigh Ann’s crap for the sake of Christ… and I won’t blame you for that. I emailed Nicholas back exposing his lies (link my last letter to Nicholas) when he hypocritically emailed me that ‘his heart was hurt to see me leaving’. But just like all the liars he didn’t respond me. He chose to remain silent, a typical behavior of an exposed liar. Please see the letter in which I brought up my problem of living in inhuman conditions and with my accusations, which triggered the necessity of that “meeting”. Nicholas cherry-picked a couple of points and twisted them to present me in a bad light and to declare “not willing to be longsuffering”. I just put his claims back in the context of my letter. I was the author of my letter and I know full well what I meant in it. Dastard Nicholas knew my problem in that mad house, and his vile wife knew it too…

4. Its too early to teach DJ. Regarding me being impatient and intolerant with that animal DJ, here are the verses that Nicholas didn’t let me finish:

Deu 6:7 “And thou shalt teach them [the laws] diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

Deu 11:9 “And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

God spoke twice and twice He didn’t leave any provision for the ‘sick’ children… He set a very clear and simple rule when dealing with children – keep them busy pondering His laws while being by their parents’ side helping them. Only this way they will behold the LORD and ‘by beholding become changed’ (need to find the verse). And with regards to Nicholas’s lies that it’s too early to start teaching that animal, here are statements from Ellen White, whom he claims to believe:

“There would soon be little necessity for temperance crusades, if in the youth who form and fashion society, right principles in regard to temperance could be implanted. Let parents begin a crusade against intemperance at their own firesides, in the principles they teach their children to follow from infancy, and they may hope for success.” {CME 40.2, Ch 6}

The mother’s work begins with the babe in her arms. I have often seen the little one throw itself and scream if its will was crossed in any way. This is the time to rebuke the evil spirit. The enemy will try to control the minds of our children, but shall we allow him to mould them according to his will? These little ones cannot discern what spirit is influencing them, and it is the duty of parents to exercise judgment and discretion for them. Their habits must be carefully watched. Evil tendencies are to be restrained, and the mind stimulated in favor of the right. The child should be encouraged in every effort to govern itself.” {CTBH 61.1, Ch 6}

“Teach them to be industrious, not merely busy, but engaged in useful labor. Seek to arouse the moral sensibilities. Teach them that God has claims upon them, even from the early years of their childhood.” {CTBH 63.3}

“The future happiness of your families and the welfare of society depend largely upon the physical and moral education which your children receive in the first years of their life.” {CTBH 67.2, Ch 6}

“The work of the mother is sacred and important. She should teach her children, from the cradle up, habits of self-denial and self-control. Her time, in a special sense, belongs to her children. But if it is mostly occupied with the follies of this degenerate age, if society, dress, and amusements absorb her attention, her children will fail to be suitably educated.” {CTBH 75.3, Ch 8}

“Our youth need mothers who will teach them from the cradle to control passion, to deny appetite, and to overcome selfishness. They need line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little.” {CTBH 77.1, Ch 8}

And so on… I believe I presented enough evidence and I have more if needed.

4. Dealing with Sinners. I already mentioned on the main page that if you pay attention to how Nicholas “explains” Matthew 18:15-17, you will quickly notice that he twists the context by assigning to the words his own meaning. Specifically, every person who reads this passage understands that all three verses mean that both parties are provided an opportunity to speak at every stage (I did my own survey and this is how I know it). After all, “there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecc 1:9) and even every worldly court hears all the parties and all witnesses before making decision. Again, here is the passage discussed:

Mat 18:15 “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.”

Mat 18:16 “But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”

Mat 18:17 “And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church; but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”

However, according to Nicholas, verse 17 says that ‘sinners’ are not supposed to be given a right of voice. Same words in verse 16 mean sinners can speak, but in verse 17 they suddenly mean that the sinners cannot!!! Here is the link to his ‘study’: http://www.remnantofgod.org/matthew18.htm.This is how he explains the whole matter (paragraph 6 of his ‘study’):

“When it gets to this point, the one in sin has shown that all discussion is useless and so the drastic measure of showing them the entire church agrees they are in sin, it is then that no discussion is needed. All discussion has to be done before verse 17 is followed. The sinner stands before the church, and the pastor asks the sinner if they have repented of the actions their entire church family has declared in one accord to be in fact sin. No opportunity is offered for the sinner to speak or “explain” their actions because all this was done beforehand by those that tried their best to help them via intsructions in verses 15 and 16.”

How conveniently he accommodated himself for dealing with ‘sinners’ who have something to say about his or the other church member’s wrongdoings. And please note dear reader that those ‘sinners’ fully trusted Nicholas, believed in his integrity and sincerity, and in obedience to the word of God spoke to him first and were willing to go before the church congregation to explain their matter. But they were not given a chance to speak, and that is something that ‘pastor’ Craig vilely hid from public and disabled the comments to prevent the questions or comments on this matter that may arouse the public attention… This is why the two poor souls from that Skype conference (discussed on the main page) tried to bring their message to the whole church.

Nicholas brings into the picture things that have nothing to do with his claims of not letting people speak in front of the church congregation and then twists them to present that they do. Let it be known to you, dear reader, that I have heard countless times Nicholas bashing other pastors to the left and to the right for kicking their members out of churches without doing Matthew 18 first. According to Nicholas, these pastors do evil  not letting the matter to be spoken of before the entire congregation… yet this lying mouth hypocritically prohibits his own flock under the false pretenses of “dealing with the sinners” from voicing their matter!!! 

One more example of Nicholas’s attempt to create the value of his ‘study’. He brings into the picture example of Christ writing with His finger on the sand. First, this situation is not applicable here because according to the Jewish law the sinners that were caught in an act of adultery were supposed to be stoned with no steps taken to reason them. That was the sin that should be dealt with according to a different commandment, not some transgression to be dealt with according to Matthew 18. Second, the Jews broke the law by bringing only one woman without the man. Yet, Nicholas is using this sinful act of tempting Jesus to validate his “teaching”. It doesn’t matter what Nicholas tries to ‘explain’ here, the fact remains the fact: Jesus was fulfilling Jer 17:13 prophecy (just like he fulfilled any other written prophecy about Himself) and wrote the names of accusers on the sand, not their sins as Nicholas falsely claims. Therefore, those who departed from Him saw their names (according to Rev 13:8 “those who were not written”, means those “whose names were not written”, Rev 20:15) and were accused by their own conscience (John 8:9), not by seeing their sins written in that sand as Nicholas lies about. In other words, this “example” does not support his false claim that those who has something to say to the entire church shouldn’t be allowed to do so but rather speaks of something else. 

I believe I should stop here, I have listed some examples of SDR lies for you to see and I have more if needed. I only want to add that Nicholas criticized me for a ‘wrong’ use of the word ‘leadership’ in my letter to him (please see here). He went nuts proving that Jesus Christ is the only who is a leader and Nicholas, therefore, was not. And this is despite the fact that the church elders, judges, kings, priests, bishops, pastors, deacons, and so on were and are people’s leaders!!! This is despite the fact that Ellen White whom he claims to believe used the words ‘leader’, ‘leaders’, and ‘leadership’ over 2000 times in her writings!!! This is despite the fact that she even pointed on leadership over Christ’s flocks, such as “leadership of Apostles” (AA 88.2), “leadership of Moses” (AA 94.1), “standards for the leadership of His people” (AA 163.2), “bear responsibilities of leadership” (AA 580.1), and so on. And I found it to be funny when I saw in the comments of ‘pastor’ Craig who ‘exposed the SDR infiltrators’ in his YouTube video that he also used the word ‘leadership’ referring to SDR churchJ I don’t even doubt that up to this day Craig doesn’t even suspect that Nicholas doesn’t like itJ. Now Craig is going to be in trouble with NicholasJ I just exposed him!!!

5. A Couple of More Things. The funniest thing with that church is that the liars, dastards, and thieves hold responsible positions teaching others: Leigh Ann now runs the evening studies, Francis runs children studies with Melinda helping her; Shaun and Ely run the Sabbath afternoon studies. So funny to see how those who shouldn’t be granted such privileges actually have them. You already know who Leigh Ann and Francis are, dear reader, so I would like to tell a bit more about Melinda, goes under ‘Repairer of the Breach’ online. This dastard didn’t only use my information for her vile purposes, but also a former member of that church once told me that she had done the very same thing to him: she got the information from him and then presented to Nicholas her version of what had happened, thereby putting that brother in a bad light. Nobody knows how much pain this person has, I can only guess it. But I can tell you with confidence that unfortunately, his pain is great even today. Please see the letter which Melinda wrote me, calling me her sister and offering her help. I was so naïve and so blinded, I had such a high opinion about her that I truly believed she would be the one who would listen to me and pinpoint my mistakes, my wrongdoings and would bring me on the path if I were lost. I was ready to hear her arguments, and I would count it as a blessing. After all, “a friend in need is a friend indeed” (a proverb). However, I was told that I could rest assured that this dastard, who teaches children “Thou shalt not bear false witness” and “Thou shalt not kill” took my letter and presented it to Frances and Nicholas under some false pretenses to score a few points with them.

6. Pastor or Impostor? There is not a single person left in that church today who was there since its inception. The reason? Nicholas tells everyone the same script over and over again: people come to the light of the truth, Satan comes to lure them away, and they fall off the path. But is it so? I haven’t met a single person who said that they didn’t want to be Christians any longer, that they didn’t believe in God any more, or something similar to it. EACH AND EVERY member left for one simple reason: mistreated by Nicholas when they disagreed with him. The older members who had left years before I came there told that they hadn’t had any evidence that Nicholas was ever anointed as a pastor. NONE of those I spoke to said that they had fasted, had laid their hands on him and had prayed over him, or they had just been present during his anointing, or had known someone who witnessed it… No witnesses, no photographs, no anything… However, several former members said that Nicholas ‘had answered’ their concerns by claiming that the Holy Ghost Himself anointed Him!!! People, please!!! A God who has no barriers nor obstacles nor problems doing what he wants suddenly couldn’t find anyone to anoint Nicholas just like He anointed each and every priest of old starting from Aaron and to the last one, His apostles Paul, Stephan, Matthew, and other saints. What a lie!!!

Dear reader, you need to know whom you are giving your money!!! And it is my duty to inform you that Nicholas IS an IMPOSTOR, A LIAR, and A DASTARD!!! He is a good actor though, and a good salesperson. He will pitch you a “Christian duty to pay tithe”, a script that he uses as his sales tactic: he repeats the same words over and over that he doesn’t have to ask anyone for the tithe like those ‘false’ preachers do, that God brings to his church genuine and obedient flock who are also moved by God to send their money to Nicholas. Now if you truly seek God, you will feel bad about not sending your money to Nicholas while everyone else does it in their obedience to God. And after systematic repetition, the most popular brainwashing technique, you will start sending the money. I did it even though I only heard his lies about some anniversary date when he was anointed as pastor; the fact that there were neither witnesses nor evidence to support such claims never caught my attention…

7. Lies about tithe. Throughout the whole history of God’s ministry, all His children with no exception worked to provide for themselves, their families, and the poor. The only exception was the priests while on duty in the temple of God: each course served for15 days (1Chronicles 24:7-18) but then they went back home to continue their work. All had land to till and for pastures. While serving in the temple, the priests were entitled to some of the tithes and offerings that people brought there (1Corinthians 9:13). After all, they had to sustain themselves for 15 days plus the trip back home. After the Lord Jesus fulfilled ceremonial law and there is no need in running the temple 24/7/365, there is no need for His children to keep it and to give tithe to the priests. And again, please post the verses that prove me wrong to the forum pageJ

Deuteronomy 15:11 is also very clear that “For the poor shall never cease out of the land…”. Proverbs 19:17 clearly says that “He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD” and this is why the Lord Jesus made an emphasis on taking care of the poor: the poor will rejoice in blessings of those who help them while they will be blessed by God the Father HimselfJ.

Please see the following verses from the Bible that clearly demonstrate that we are to share our material blessings with the poor and needy, and even the full-time ministers should provide for themselves and for the poor:

– Paul’s labor:

Acts 20:34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

2Thessalonians 3:8,10 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat (Paul didn’t make ministers an exception).

Please note how well the Lord blessed Paul’s labor, he had means to pay on behalf of his new brother in faith for whom he petitioned his former master Philemon:

Philemon 18-19 If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account; I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.

– Lord’s instructions to his disciples whom he sent to preach and to heal:

Matthew 6:7-9 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

And God Heavenly Father provided since none of them starved to death but everyone came back. Moreover neither they complained of lack of clothes or food, nor did they bring the money in the form of tithes or even offerings to our Lord Jesus!!!

Lord Jesus only pointed to the woman who tithed her two mites (Matthew 12:42) because the event happened in the time of the temple when He has not fulfilled the law, yet those who claim they are entitled to the tithe use it as an excuse to get the money from the poor.

Please don’t assume that the tithe was collected from everyone including the poor and thus today’s ministers can freely collect it! If this is the case then the Lord Jesus who came to confirm the covenant would be clear on that and we would have plenty of evidence in the New Testament. Instead, the Lord said to the rich man to sell all his possession and give all the money to the poor (Matthew 10:21), what exactly the first Christians did,  but not to give tithe to the priests:

Acts 4:34-37 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. And Joses… Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

Now if you want to argue that the tithe from sales of the real estate doesn’t have to be paid in case the property was acquired at the price or below it, then let me reassure you that LORD the Father didn’t miss a chance to bless with excellent deals those who sold their properties in obedience to His word. As a matter of fact, this is what He said in His word:

Genesis 39:13 And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

Genesis 39:23 The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.

Deuteronomy 29:9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.

Many more versesJ

The first Christians demonstrated perfect obedience to the Lord’s words “For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good” (Matthew 14:7) and a perfect unanimity with Paul’s example for everyone with no exception to work and to share with the poor. Besides there is not a single record in the Bible that other apostles or anyone else took the tithe or taught the ministers to earn their living  out of people! Even the Lord Jesus didn’t take a mite, neither did his disciples whom He sent to preach turn their ministry into a business!

What a startling contrast between the word of our God and the word of Nicholas!!! The first three sentences of his “study” on the tithe say completely opposite:

“Some of the remnant people are having trouble paying their regular bills, of which our Lord has promised to help us with. Yes, the Lord promised to care for us in this area, as I will get into a little later, but only when we are faithful to our duty first. Those of us that tithe see that the Lord does indeed give us what we need each and every month, but not always what we want.” (Here is the link: https://remnantofgod.org/tithe.htm).

Later on in his “study” he gives false promises of protection if you pay him tithe by giving “examples” of how his finances were blessed once he started paying his tithe, yet I experienced losses while paying him that tithe!!! Besides being robbed by that witch Leigh Ann, I was ripped off by two “brothers” from his church: one turned out to be a scam bag that milked the money from whoever he could and another one who in his violent rage broke in pieces a stereo in my vehicle. There were many other in that church who I saw were in need of vehicles, jobs, computers, etc… yet Nicholas claims that God only gives us what we need. So according to the word of Nicholas those without jobs don’t even need them even though the word of God is clear that we are to provide for ourselves and help the poor. Moreover, giving tithe to Nicholas didn’t spare me from suffering a job loss and ending up being homeless. Apparently, God messed up again, just like he messed up with His promise of unchanging word which He actually changed during my last “meeting” with Nicholas and CoJ. What’s wrong with this God? Please be aware that Nicholas is good here again, it is God who messed upJJJ. However, I dare to sin and instead of accusing God in not keeping His promises I accuse Nicholas in taking upon himself to speak on His behalf… a false preaching.

This false preacher put forth a verse that he desperately holds onto as an excuse to collect the tithe:

1Corinthians 9:14 “Even so hath the Lord preordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel”.

However, he didn’t disclose in his “study” that the very next verse says this:

1Corinthians 9:15 “But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying void”.

What a faith! What an example! In contrast, here is what a “faithful minister” Nicholas says and does:

1. Pitches a “duty to tithe” instead of encouraging everyone to help their fellow brothers and sisters. All the thousands in tithes that went down into his pocket. He uses every moment to speak about it during Friday readings or Sabbath service (not just once I heard him speaking about it on Friday evenings and then repeating the same thing the very next Sabbath day).

2. His wife drives a brand new Ford pick-up with leather seats and she does not shop at Walmart like most of us do. What a perfect followers of Christ who are supposed to live in modesty and share the fruits of their own labor with others…

3. A false preacher doesn’t even qualify to receive the tithe he claims to be entitled to and therefore he robbed me and those who had to leave his church because of him, and now he has been robbing those who are still in that church.

Please imagine Nicholas really has a strong faith and just like Paul he preaches and lives the truth and nothing but truth. Here is what we all would see:

1. “Neither was there any among them that lacked” (Acts 4:34) because in Nicholas’s church all the poor and needy brethren would get a substantial help in providing for themselves in better ways, which in turn would lead these brethren to helping others around them and thus to glorify God;

2. Nicholas’s Tithe study would be limited to only two verses: 1Corinthians 9:14-15. It would please even his enemies’ ears to hear him reminding each and every time to help the poor and needy instead of sending him the tithe;

3. His church would still have long-time members and those who had been there since its inception, none would have to leave that church being insulted by Nicholas because God greatly blesses such churches and such pastors. Besides showing it from the Bible as I did in this article, I can tell from my own experience that God’s blessings are really great, even greater than great.

Please don’t take me wrong dear reader, I don’t say that we should not help ministers to buy all the equipment, supplies, and whatever is needed to serve the Lord and the spiritual needs of His flock. I am against Nicholas’s pitching the “duty to tithe”. We do have a duty – to help the Lord’s poor whom we always have. And it may require not just 10% of our income, it may require more than that.

Dear reader, dear God-loving soul, dear sinner for whom Christ died!!! I have no reason to lie, I am honest with you. I know that I have become SDR’s enemy for speaking the truth. I also know that you will be told that I am lying, or I have evil spirit in me, or something like that. I don’t care about that. But I care about YOU because you can become the next one who may leave that church one day being severely wounded not just emotionally, but possibly financially, like me. God took care of me according to His wonderful will, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t have to speak to warn you. If you love the truth to the point that you will be willing to stand for it no matter what the consequences are, then this church IS NOT YOUR PLACE!!! First you will be hushed and pressed into ‘repentance’ and don’t even hope that once you get before the whole congregation that your voice will be heard!!! Don’t even think that you will be dealing with a loving pastor who will take you on the side, open his Bible, and show you where you are wrong (if you are). Even if you leave the church you won’t be able to speak to your brethren, but this time because they will not want to listen to you following Nicholas’s commandment! I will repeat it again: these people have already been conditioned into such obedience that should Nicholas tell them to ignore you, they will do it. Then you, unfortunately, will see the ‘love’ of those who told you that they loved you and would stand by you, especially in your bad times, and who now turn away from you and spit you out. And that is EXACTLY what I am trying to prevent!!!

I will pray that my story will help someone and I will be blessed if even one person in this world benefits from itJ

With love, honesty, and with sincere heart, Elena

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