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Date Posted: 10:18:02 04/01/08 Tue
In reply to: Susan 's message, "PLEASE--I so need Spiritual Guidance, big time!" on 11:13:59 03/21/07 Wed
>I need support, based on scripture, to help my
>husband.I've been a born again christian and bible
>reading christian for 12 years. I'm really concerned
>about my husband. He gave everything up in his
>life---his full time job 2 years ago--to go into
>business with a wealthy friend of 15 years/and a
>fellow christian. The idea was to make money, but to
>also do some charity work for the local church. My
>husband gave it his all, for two years. His partner
>was very generous with the church, essentially giving
>them the houses my husband secured and rebuilt. We
>trusted the partner fully, and our name is not on any
>paperwork. Since we were doing so much for the church,
>we didnt feel it was necessary to get signatures. A
>person's word is their bond, right? Even when my
>husband made profits, they went to help fix up the
>homes for the church. Much of what was paid for, in
>hindsight was very luxurious---expensive fences,
>flooring, the best in new kitchen aids and products,
>custom closets, sunk in tubs..In the end, after two
>years, suddenly the partner says, "Gee, I have really
>spent too much, havent I?" We never said anything,
>thinking..."Give and it shall be given to you." Our
>ten year old son even said, "Daddy, why are you are
>your partner doing everything for free? Where is the
>profit?" All we got for our labors were our basic
>bills paid, nothing special. Now, in an attempt to
>save money, the partner has told my husband he has no
>more money. My husband is literally having a nervous
>breakdown. He gave up his full time job. He feels like
>a fool. He was giving to God, wasnt he? The partner is
>still paying for the elder, and his wife and family...
>rent, everything, to live there, though. We arent even
>asking for half of the house...just a little help. Our
>son, who we're trying to bring up as a good Christian,
>looks at us like we are fools. I want to trust God and
>I do, but, how do you reconcile people who you feel
>are doing things for God, and stealing from you? What
>should I do to help my husband? Is it right that the
>elders are living high on the hog, and we cannot pay
>our rent next month? We are both trying to get more
>work. My husband is trying to get his old job back.
>Should I be quiet, as I have been these past few years
>as I saw all this go on, or should I tell someone from
>the church what is happening? I love his partner, but
>he should not be seen as someone who "gives" and is
>"Wonderful" if he is truly hurting and stealing from
>another person, another christian. My husband feels
>like everyone is laughing at him. Is this the devil?
>Is this what giving to the church is all about? When
>and how do you calmly stand up for your own rights?
>Can someone please, give me scriptural advice? Should
>I talk to the partner? My husband is really sick--I
>dont know if at his age he can get over this. He gave
>up everything, thinking he was doing the right thing.
>I know I'll never be rich, but I dont want to wind up
>living in my car, either.
Been there done that (unfortunately). I have come to question many things about America's "churches". I think of most of them as "apostate" now. They have incorporated with the de facto government and are now "politically correct" instead of "God correct". You have been taken advantage of (your husband especially).
The Bible clearly says to give to the "church"---
NOTE: (greek means "assembly". I don't attend any church anymore, I HAVE church instead. The "tithing" thing is falsely taught as well >>> it should be every three years on any INCREASE you have had. "Giving" is another story and is between you and God alone.)
---to makes sure their is enough "meat in the Father's house" (like helping struggling Christians). Not so some political correct church officer can live well and enjoy a jacuzzi bought with your sacrifice. Remember: "Wise as serpents, innocent as doves".
God will bring you out of this. Your next challenge will be to forgive the un-prayed-over antics of your husband's partner, and the greed and self-importance of the people that aren't offering you any more than a "Thanks bud".
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