“They tell the prophets to keep quiet. They say, ‘Don’t talk to us about what’s right. Tell us what we want to hear. Let us keep our illusions. Get out of our way and stop blocking our path. We don’t want to hear about your holy God of Israel’” (Isaiah 30:10-11 GNB).
Barb Hallgrav, a commenter in the previous Notice Board posting (“What about ‘Keeping Christ in Christmas’?”) sent this note to Marilyn Hafichuk:
Hi Marilyn, I just discovered that you have used My name and My posts on facebook re Christmas on your husbands’s website Without my permission. I’m asking you hereby to please remove that. People cannot legally publish to their own website another person’s words or name Without their permission and I do not give it. Please remove it, thank you.
I shared your concerns with Victor and Paul, Victor’s co-worker at The Path of Truth. This is his reply.
Hi Barb, Paul Cohen here from The Path of Truth,
Whether or not it’s legal to publish the correspondence Victor had with you and others on Facebook, a public forum, is something lawyers may debate, but there’s no question in our minds that doing so is kosher with God. You and your friends publicly and openly expressed your views about things pertaining to Him, and Victor openly answered them. So what’s wrong with publishing these unedited remarks? You are most certainly welcome to post our comments anywhere you please, provided you quote completely in context, give credit (or “blame”) where due, and don’t charge.
Why are you ashamed or afraid of people hearing what you believe about God? Do you speak truth? Has the Lord spoken to you and taught you the things you speak? If so, why would you be reticent to have it shouted from the housetops? Did you think you can talk about God publicly, but He can’t send anyone to answer you publicly? How are you any different than those who crucified the Lord, because you’re speaking according to their mindset?
In one of your posts you wrote: “I doubt if anyone really knows what our Lord hates other than sin & I cannot see anything with His name in it as sin.”
What do you think “taking His Name in vain” is, if not sin? Have you not red this Scripture?
“For the Name of God is blasphemed among the nations because of you, as it is written” (Romans 2:24 MKJV).
We had no agreement with you to confidentiality, Barb, and the matter is certainly a public one. We won’t be removing what we published, unless the Lord tells us otherwise. Is there anything you want to change in what you wrote? If you have anything to add or edit, we would consider publishing that too, Lord willing. Above all, we would love to see a retraction, not for our sakes, but for yours. Your religion and self-righteousness are killing you.
Marilyn, my comments were in reply to your post on facebook, between friends, and I did not give you permission to publish it elsewhere especially with My name attached. I believed I was speaking to a person not a group and you should have asked my permission first, out of simple etiquette.
I stopped replying and reading replies to that particular post because I’ve learned that arguing between Christians is wrong and that unity in Christ is more important, esp in these last days.
Marilyn, this has been a big breach of trust and I’m very disappointed in you. My faith in my Lord Jesus Christ is the most precious thing in my life and to have my beliefs mocked by a fellow Christian who believes somewhat differently is just sad.
But if your friend needs to use my words to prove his own beliefs on his website then so be it, but do me the courtesy of removing MY name.
*Colossians 2:16 “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days”
Barb then unfriended Marilyn, allowing no opportunity for response. Paul and Victor respond here, at The Path of Truth, for Barb and everyone else:
Barb, Paul and Victor answering you on our site since you replied to Marilyn through Facebook and then unfriended her, cutting off our means of communication.
You say “arguing” between Christians is wrong and “unity in Christ” is more important in “these last days.” You sound like the pope or any other ecumenical preacher of the harlot church, to which you manifestly belong. What does the true Church of Christ, the Assembly of His saints, have to do with the works of men, that we should be united with them?
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 MKJV
(14) Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers; for what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what partnership does light have with darkness?
(15) And what agreement does Christ have with Belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?
(16) And what agreement does a temple of God have with idols? For you are the temple of the living God, as God has said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.”
(17) Therefore come out from among them and be separated, says the Lord, and do not touch the unclean thing. And I will receive you
(18) and I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
It’s in the gatherings of idolatrous churches where you learned to celebrate “Christmas,” along with many other damnable lies. And you don’t want us to publish God’s argument against those things presented in His Name? We aren’t bound like you to hold those phony works together as representative of Christ, but are here in His Name to expose them as the paths of the destroyer, Satan.
One of Satan’s greatest lies is that, because men have called themselves by the Name of the Lord, they are His people. Haven’t you heard of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” and “tares”? Both terms describe those who appear to be something they aren’t. That’s you. The Lord said of such:
“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your Name, and through Your Name throw out demons, and through Your Name do many wonderful works?’ And then I will say to them, ‘I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7:22-23 MKJV)
You haven’t answered any of our questions, Barb, trying instead to validate your lawlessness by disguising it as lawful etiquette, which is pleasing to people who want to hide themselves in darkness, but not pleasing to God and His saints walking in the Light. If everyone were to follow your suggestions and ways, there wouldn’t be a Bible today, because those who wrote it named names and didn’t hold back on telling people their sins.
You call speaking the Truth “mocking” your beliefs and a “breach of trust.” We were not mocking you; rather, it is the Truth speaking against you, and so you are offended. You’ve put what you believe above God, because that’s where you’ve seated yourself. You’re altogether walking in the spirit of anti-Christ, the man of sin:
“Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 MKJV).
That’s you and your demand to have your etiquette honored. But we come with the Lord to put you away:
“And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming” (2 Thessalonians 2:8 MKJV).
Shame on Isaiah, who went naked before the people for years – how he lacked etiquette (Isaiah 20:2-3).
Shame on John the Immerser, who addressed the multitudes coming to him as a brood of vipers – how he lacked etiquette (Luke 3:7).
Shame on Peter, who rebuked Simon (Acts 8:20-23), and Paul, who rebuked Elymas (Acts 13:8-12).
And most of all, shame on Jesus, Who, while a guest in a man’s house, rebuked him for his wrong. How the Lord lacked etiquette (Luke 7:36–47)! You, Barb, worship another Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4), one who prizes unity at the cost of the Truth. While we lack your etiquette prized by the prince of this world, you lack the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, your etiquette replacing worshipping Him in spirit and in truth.
“Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men, saying, ‘Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment against all, and to convict all the ungodly among them about all their ungodly deeds which they have committed impiously, and about all the harsh words which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him’” (Jude 1:14-15 EMTV).
Let the Lord be manifest and praised by all. Amen.
Paul and Victor
– January 22, 2013
IR Staff Opinion Page
How great is the pressure in politics and public life to capitulate to those who promote sin. This correspondence took place in 2003, regarding Member of Parliament Larry Spencer’s apology for statements made about homosexuality. Though in some respects his statements were inadvisable, they did not warrant a complete retraction. Sin is sin, and those who know it are more responsible for calling it what it is.
Know that with whom, or Whom, you identify, there will be a price to pay, with commensurate reward.