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A word of CAUTION: Biblical peacemaking is very dangerous-

Matthew 5:9-12  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.  10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Matthew 7:1-6  Matthew 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.  2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.  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.

When God uncovers the heart of mankind they will either Biblically REPENT or they will do all within their power to DESTROY you! i.e. lies, evil speaking, maliciousness, slander, gossip, false witness, deception, and more in an attempt to hide their unrepentant sins while destroying the peacemaker.

The Reproaches of the Wicked:
Peacemaking & Persecution: by Arthur Pink

"Throughout this Gospel dispensation, we are to go into all nations as heralds of the cross, seeking the reconciliation of those who by nature are at enmity with our Master. Second, this grace of peacemaking supplements the six graces mentioned in the previous verses. Perhaps the fact that this is the seventh Beatitude indicates that it was our Lord’s intent to teach that it is this attribute that gives completeness or wholeness to Christian character. We must certainly conclude that it is an unspeakable privilege to be sent forth as ambassadors of peace. Furthermore, those who fancy themselves to be Christians, yet have no interest in the salvation of fellow sinners, are self-deceived. They-possess a defective Christianity, and have no right to expect to share in the blessed inheritance of the children of God. Third, there is a definite link between this matter of our being peacemakers and the persecution to which our Master alludes in verses 10-12. By mentioning these two aspects of Christian character and experience side by side in His discourse, Christ is teaching that the opposition encountered by His disciples in the path of duty is the result of their faithfulness in the service to which they have been called. Thus we may be certain that the peacemaking of our text refers primarily to our being instruments in God’s hands for the purpose of reconciling to Him those who are actively engaged in warfare against Him (cf.John 15:17-27)....

"The world may despise them as fanatics, professors of religion may regard them as narrow-minded sectarians, and their relatives may look upon them as fools. But the great God owns them as His children even now, distinguishing them by tokens of His peculiar regard and causing His Spirit within them to witness to them that they are sons of God. But in the Day to come, He will publicly avow His relationship to them in the presence of an assembled universe. However humble their present situation in life may be, however despised and misrepresented by their fellow men, they shall yet “shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their Father” (Matthew 13:43).  Then shall transpire the glorious and long-awaited “manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19)."
 

"The Great Gain of Godliness" Banner of Truth Trust   info@banneroftruth.org

Thomas Watson's exposition of Mal. 3:16-18. In it he aims
"to encourage solid piety and confute the atheists of the world,
Who imagine there is no gain in godliness." C.H.S. Spurgeon
(PM:Solid Biblical Truth for Ted Haggard and us all-Walking in the fear of God)
 

“It is being said that the chief need of the Church today is to repent because of its ‘lack of unity’…
we would suggest that before she repents of her disunity, she must repent of her apostasy.
She must repent of her perversion of, and substitutes for, ‘the faith once delivered to the saints.’
She must repent of setting up her own thinking and methods over against the divine revelation in Holy Scripture.
Here lies the reason for her lack of spiritual power and inability to deliver a living message in the power of the Holy Ghost
to a world ready to perish.” Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones  given at the annual meeting of the Inter-Varsity Fellowship in 1954

Malachi 1:6-10  "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me?
If I am a master, where is the respect due me?" says the LORD Almighty. "It is you, O priests, who show contempt for my name.
"But you ask, 'How have we shown contempt for your name?'  7 "You place defiled food on my altar. "But you ask, 'How have we defiled you?' "By saying that the LORD's table is contemptible.  8 When you bring blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong?
When you sacrifice crippled or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor!
Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?" says the LORD Almighty.  9 "Now implore God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?"-- says the LORD Almighty.

10 "Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD Almighty, "and I will accept no offering from your hands.
 

C. H. SPURGEON: Ezekiel 9:8 THE PERSONS WHO ESCAPED, who could each say, “And I was left.” We are told that those were marked for mercy who did “sigh and cry for the abominations that were done in the midst thereof.” Now, we must be very particular about this. It is no word of mine, remember: it is God's word, and therefore I beg you to hear and weigh it for yourselves.

We do not read that the devouring sword passed by those quiet people who never did anybody any harm: no mention is made of such an exemption. Neither does the record say that the Lord saved those professors who were judicious, and maintained a fair name and repute until death. No; the only people that were saved were those who were exercised in heart, and that heart-work was of a painful kind: they sighed and cried because of abounding sin. They saw it, protested against it, avoided it, and, last of .all, wept over it continually. Where testimony failed, it remained for them to mourn; retiring from public labors, they sat them down and sighed their hearts away because of the evils which they could not cure; and when they felt that sighing alone would do no good, they took to crying in prayer to God that he would come and put an end to the dreadful ills which brooded over the land.  Click Here to Read Full Sermon
 

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founded by Bill Fields in 1983

Recent Cases

Biblical Repentance  v.  More of the same sin

I have just read through your "8 Steps" article 
(Eight Steps to Biblical Forgiveness), but I am still
unlcear how to handle the situation I have had confessed to me.

It involves a single woman in her mid-thirties living on her own that has
broken off a sexual relationship she has had with an unmarried pastor. 
She refuses to confide in her father and the pastor is still serving as a
teaching pastor.  They live in separate states.

She told me that because she has confessed her sin to God and some people
that know her and this pastor that her confession is complete.  She also
said she has repented and is now being restored.

I'm unclear, based upon your "8 steps", whether or not if she still needs
to confess to her father, the main pastor of the unmarried pastors church,
the elders in her church, etc.

Also, I'm not clear on the process of restititution is or what should be
in this situation and if true reconciliation can proceed without the
elders of your church being involved in that process or the authority of a
parent especially when a single person is involved.

Your Biblical counsel is much needed and prayerfully sought.

Thanks,

--------------------------------

Blessings ______, you are walking the often lonely foot steps of Christ...

Here are the Biblical principles and resultant steps of faith for the True Christian.

Every person within a local church is to be in submission to the oversight and biblical teachings and accounting of that Church's Elders. Heb. 13.  for added emphasis 

Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. NIV

Therefore each party either voluntarily goes with your witness and confesses before their authority or you go without them.

2 Corinthians 7:   for added emphasis 

2 Corinthians 7:9-12 9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. 

True repentance is very clear and easy to see and willing to do all possible to not sin again, not cast clouds on Christ, His Body the Church, etc.  A degree of reluctance can be normal but will be quickly overcome (the same session) with clear Biblical instruction on this passage. Any further reluctance is grounds to proceed without them.

Crossing state lines, city limits, other congregations does not alter the Biblical truths, on the contrary, it must assure such a confession is made, to all in Biblical authority; therefore her father, her elders, her pastor, his pastor.

I don't care what she/he said or says, if it's not in line with the Scriptures it's a continuation of the heart/flesh sins that led to their abomination. Paul is very clear Godly Sorrow leads to a full clearing of the matter and opens the gates for those in Spiritual authority to assist and keep watch that it's not repeated and brings repute upon Christ's name nor grieves the Holy Spirit.

OK that was the easy part:sigh 

 The real test for you will likely come upon you by those who profess Christ and sit in the seat of authority who don't know these principles, nor practice them, don't know how to disciple and don't have the time to walk with her/him in their daily walk and keep close watch over them-if that's true then they will turn on you in all manner of ways that upbraids you and your actions.  Here's the test of true Godly Leadership-they will first weep at their failure to know and care for these two. They will bless you for following in Christ's instructions. They will repent to he/him of their failure as those who must give an account. They will gird their loins for spiritual battle and ask for your help and prayers.They will confess their own sins before the congregation in their failure of spiritual leadership. They will preach sermons that set forth these spiritual truths and how they will be excercised within their congregation. If she/he is unrepentant they will announce a period of shunning with instrurutions in hopes she/he will repent. Upon Biblical repentance with Godly sorrow they will celebrate the lost sheep's return and make promise to walk worthy of God's calling in their life.

I will tell you, I've never seen this happen.

If her father is a Christian he will follow the above pattern set forth in Scripture. If he is not a Christian, you may explain these teachings and your Christian love and responsibility for her. 

You all are in our prayers, remembering our confessions of failure and thanking God for Christ's witness and the discipline that hurt for a while that increased our love for our Heavenly Father and gave new light in to redemption, mercy, grace, to sinners such as we.  Amen and Amen
 
 


BUSINESS VS MINISTRY/CHURCH

First Contact Email:

I got one email address from your website, the other from Dave Treadwell’s email below.  Here is an outline of the issue.  Hopefully it will help a potential facilitator understand before s/he calls me.

XYZ has been on Light of Life’s staff for XX years.  He’s held many positions and was an important steadying influence in the midst of some chaotic times.  When I arrived in YYYY, he was serving as XXXXX  and held that position until YYYY, when I hired a new  BBBBB and XYZ moved to a newly created position of RRRRRRR..

At that time, we both understood that it was a temporary position, though neither of us set any dates.  Last summer I started to share with XYZ that the work assigned him was winding down, and that we had to start talking about his transition out of Light of Life.  Last YYYY we agreed that he would resign on YY/YY/YY, but that he would not have to work after YY/YY/YY (he would be paid for YY, YY and YY without showing up).  This agreement took the form of a letter of resignation from him requesting the 3 months of pay without work and my letter to him agreeing to the request.

Now his wife is pressing him to demand 9 month’s severance (to start YY/YY/YY) because he is being pushed out.  QUE (a former staff member herself) is telling him they (both of them) have sacrificed too much for too long.  I asked XYZ if we would be having this conversation if he already had a job lined up.  He said we absolutely would.  For QUE, it is a matter of principle, though I’m sure it’s also a matter of security.

I’ve told him he has put me in a difficult position.  This should have been dealt with last YY when we negotiated the separation.  If there are any changes, we now have to write legal documents that speak of “full and final agreement”.

I could simply say no—we have an agreement in writing.  I did not lay him off, saying there was no longer a need for a XXXXX, because I wanted to offer him the chance to leave “on his own terms”.  The risk of saying no is the problems we could have with other long-term staff, some of whom still feel I’m cleaning house…and they will be next.

I could agree to the request.  But I could have sent him on his way with a one year severance when I found a new BBBB.  It would have cost the Mission less if it had been handled that way.  But, I didn’t do so to save XYZ the embarrassment of being let go harshly after all those years of service.  Furthermore, I’m concerned about setting precedence—negotiating twice at separation—or other long term staff members offering to resign in exchange for severance.

I want to do the “right thing” and let God handle the consequences.  But I’m not sure what the right thing is. 

David G. Bugher 
Executive Director 
Light of Life Rescue Mission 

I am the Light of the world... 
In me you will have abundant Life  -Jesus 

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From: David Treadwell 
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 8:17 PM
To: mail@peacemaker.net
Cc: Bugher, David
Subject: Conciliation Assistance

Greetings.  Our sister mission in Pittsburg, Light of Life Mission, is looking for assistance with a Christian conciliation effort in the personnel/employment field. Could you please recommend one or more facilitators they can contact for assistance?  I’ve shared our positive experiences with Ron Zabel and believe this is a situation where conciliation has a great opportunity for the parties to honor the Lord.
 

The contact is Executive Director David Bugher, email above, (412) 258-6150.  Thanks and blessings, Dave

David O. Treadwell
Executive Director
Central Union Mission
Washington, DC  20009



PMI: Response 
Please forward XYZ's full name, email address and phone number..thank you, steward@peacemakers.net

Contact information XYZ was received:



PMI:
I have not heard back from XYZ...so I will speak to you in terms of what came to mind in the values I hear in your information and desire. Only God knows what you are saying, I'm sharing from who I've been and heard in all my years of ministry, corporate turn around professional, managing ministries and secular business. I can not speak to the details specific to your immediate situation.

1. You are a ministry NOT a business. Your question is a business choice.
2. XYZ  made this ministry succeed to this point-if not for him there would be no question.
3. XYZ  & his wife gave their life for this ministry.
4. Even the business & military world would recognize their service and sacrifice and provide a pension and health benefits.
5. XYZ  and his wife are brothers and sisters in Christ having needs-you should choose accordingly.
6. You are reaping the rewards of their sacrifice-in 28 years how would you like to be treated?
7. Caring for XYZ  and his wife IS ministry
8. What lessons do you want those whom you choose to minister to learn from how you treat XYZ  and his wife?
9. XYZ  and his wife are children of our Living God-if I talk to you like this, what do you think God's going to say about your treatment of XYZ and his wife?
10. What reputation do you want in your own heart, your community, in God's record of your choice?
11. The perceived failings/sins, (if I'm on target) started in the HQs of your group and needs to corrected there first.
12. If you are humbled before God with these statement, don't expect HQ to be-they picked you and they talk sweetly to you until they (they now, they future) need to throw you away for a better "leader". 
13. If HQ is humbled, you are part of a miracle-it's almost never happens.
14. If HQ is not humbled, get out now before you risk your sanity, your faith, your family.
15. If you think these thoughts are absurd, put this in a safe place and write me in five years, because the same dynamics that brought you to this point with XYZ , will then be an ax over your head. 

you are all in my prayers, bill fields



Bill,

Rather than continue one-way communication by responding to your email, I would like to talk.  Would you be willing to call my cell (xxx-xxx-xxxx) or give me a number I can call?  Two-way communication is always better…especially in this case.

David 



PMI: 
If we talk one to one the rules are I will only talk about you and the Biblical application to you. Otherwise it's with witnesses.  Please let me know if this is acceptable, bill



 i agree not to talk about the specific case. 

I may have read a lot into your last email that you did not intend.  It seemed to me that you drew many conclusions based on many assumptions.  You said you “could not speak to the details specific to our immediate situation”, but then did exactly that.  Maybe I misunderstood your intentions.  My concern, based on the above, is whether Peacemakers would be of any help in this circumstance.

David G. Bugher 
Executive Director 
Light of Life Rescue Mission 


Yes, that's why we have witnesses.  As to whether I'm able to help you, it seems the answer is no. My intention was to state to you what is very common in what calls itself "ministry." Your presentation is classic. I presented God's Word and the heart of Godly ministry and you didn't seem to hear it. If XYZ ever contacts me I will do the same with his side of the table.  Let me explain the Biblical definition of Peacemaking, it's the establishment or re-establishment of Godliness. I'm not interviewing for a job-I don't care if you hire me or not-I care I present Godliness and how God expects Christians  to behave-how did you miss that? How did you possibly read into my response anything more? And remember, I spoke to the details you presented on your side of the table-how does that raise your concerns?

This last email confirms that I will not talk with you nor anyone else without witnesses, you're in my prayers,  bill



LAST COMMUNICATION. to date:

 

Here's what others are reading on PeaceMakers.net,

by William Greenhill -Banner of Truth
E-mail: info@banneroftruth.org
Ezekiel Chapter 34: True Shepherds Vs. False: 21 Pages in picture form each about 300K
Ezekiel Chapter 36: True Believer Vs. False: 19 Pages in picture form each about 200K

  1. Christian Court: A Biblical Dispute Agreement
  2. Eight Steps to Biblical Forgiveness
  3. Clergy (Minister, Priest, Teacher) or other Church Leader Criminal Sexual Abuse
  4. How would you know Good from Evil?
  5. Basic Principles of Biblical Fellowship
  6. Against Christians Suing Christians
  7. Biblical Foundations In Peacemaking to Resolving Conflict
  8. When Should I Confront Another?
  9. Checking Your Heart
  10. Focusing Your Dispute
  11. When to Meet
  12. The Gift and Office of Prophecy
  1. CONFLICT: When Relationships Don't Work

  2. Worldwide Challenge-Campus Crusade For Christ:
  3. Using Good for Evil: Good News Magazine
  4. Wheaton Man Knows How To Keep Peace: Daily Journal
  5. Quick Read: Tess; The Pastor's Secretary, Bill Fields in HTML
  6. Case Studies:Alone In The Sanctuary, by Bill Fields in HTML 436K
  7. The reproaches of the wicked-PDF:Pulpit Commentary 2 Samuel 16:AgesLibrary.com
  8. Bill Fields: Confessions & Personal Testimony
  9. Bill Fields: Witness at  the Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, in HTML 134K


CHURCH DISCIPLINE-JUSTICE-RIGHTEOUSNESS AND EXCOMMUNICATION
The materials on this site are historical Church doctrines and sermons defining a true Christian from the false; defining the
Godliness of true Christians from the ungodly in order to evangelize the lost, build up the believer and reclaim/restore the
fallen and remove the leaven.  Here are  some of the materials available...

  1. THE JURISDICTION OF THE CHURCH IN CHURCH DISCIPLINE by John Calvin
  2. NECESSITY AND NATURE OF CHURCH DISCIPLINE by John Calvin
  3. Biblical Judging by Clarke, Adams, Calvin
  4. The Nature & Purpose of Excommunication: by Jonathan Edwards
  5. Reproof A Christians Duty by Charles Finney
  6. Bible Commentary Matthew, 1Timothy & 1Corinthians;by John Gill
  7. Due Process: A Plea For Biblical Justice Among God's People by Dan Juster
  8. What is the discipline of the church? by John Owen
  9. Excommunications by John Owen
  10. Missing God's Best-Recovering God's Best: by Arthur Pink
  11. Peacemaking & Persecution: by Arthur Pink
  12. Peacemaker by Charles H. Spurgeon
  13. Church Discipline: Tell It To The Church, by Ray C. Stedman
  14. When You Are Falsey Accused, by Ray C. Stedman
  15. The Aftermath of Church Discipline by Geoff Thomas
  16. Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church-Church Discipline Process
  17. Orthodox Presbyterian Church - Church Discipline process


Authors, Sermons and Resources:

Tom Ascol

  1. How To Fire Your Pastor by (link to founders.org) Tom Ascol
Louis Berkhof
  1. Summary of Christian Doctrine by Louis Berkhof
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  1. Bonhoeffer on Psychology from Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Thomas Brooks
  1. Helps Against Temptation by Thomas Brooks
  2. Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices by Thomas Brooks
Horatius Bonar
  1. The Gospel of the Holy Spirit's Love: Horatius Bonar
  2. The Spirit in Us: Horatius Bonar
John Bunyan
  1. The Straight Gate by John Bunyan
  2. Fruits of True Christianity-Husbands, Wives, Children, Employer, Employee  by John Bunyan
  3. Prayer by John Bunyan
  4. John Bunyan Archive-by JohnBunyan.org
John Calvin
  1. THE TRUE CHURCH WITH WHICH AS MOTHER OF ALL by John Calvin
  2. THE GODLY WE MUST KEEP UNITY by John Calvin
  3. Biblical Judging by John Calvin
  4. REPENTANCE ACCORDING TO 2 CORINTHIANS 7:11 by John Calvin
  5. THE JURISDICTION OF THE CHURCH IN CHURCH DISCIPLINE by John Calvin
  6. NECESSITY AND NATURE OF CHURCH DISCIPLINE by John Calvin
  7. Father Forgive them...Luke 23:34 by John Calvin
  8. Honor your Father and Mother Exodus 20:12 by John Calvin
Larry Christenson
  1. The Christian Family by Larry Christenson [html-book 750K]


Adam Clarke

  1. Biblical Judging by Adam Clarke
A.R. Copeland
  1. God's Prophetic Ministry Through Prophets A.R. Copeland
Jonathan Edwards
  1. The Nature & Purpose of Excommunication: by Jonathan Edwards
  2. Directions on Christian Conduct: by Jonathan Edwards
  3. Spiritual Blindness: by Jonathan Edwards
  4. Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God: by Jonathan Edwards
  5. Book:Religious Affections: by Jonathan Edwards HTML
  6. How To Know If You're A Real Christian: by Jonathan Edwards
  7. The Vain Self-Flatteries of the Sinner  by Jonathan Edwards
John Fox
  1.  Fox's Book Of Martyrs 1090K HTML
Charles Finney
  1. True and False Religion by Charles Finney
  2. Reproof A Christians Duty by Charles Finney


Gene A. Getz

  1. Building Up One Another by Gene A. Getz (book html 196K)


Matthew Henry

  1. Biblical Judging by Matthew Henry
Roy and Revel Hesson
  1. We Would See Jesus by Roy and  Revel Hession
Erroll Hulse
  1. Mortification of Sin a Necessity by Erroll Hulse
Dan Juster
  1.  Due Process: A Plea For Biblical Justice Among God's People by Dan Juster
Martin Luther
  1. Works of the self-righteous & Faith Works by Martin Luther
  2. Thou Shalt NOT Bare False Witness Against Thy Neighbor by Martin Luther
  3. Luther's Large Catechism: by Martin Luther
  4. Honor Your Father and Mother-All Godly Authority:by Martin Luther
  5. The Fruits of Faith-Our Spiritual Service: by Martin Luther
  6. The Gifts and Works of Christ's Members: by Martin Luther
  7. Christian Revenge: by Martin Luther
  8. Christian Love and the Command to Love: by Martin Luther
  9. The Glorious Adornment of Christians: by Martin Luther
  10. The Christian Race for the Prize: by Martin Luther
  11. Paul's Glory in His Labor and Suffering: by Martin Luther
  12. Abstain from Fleshly Lusts by Martin Luther
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  1. Peace with God and False Peace: Assurance-Romans 5:1,2 by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  2. Man who is NOT a Son of God:Romans 8:5-17 (ch 1) by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  3. Man who IS a Son of God:Romans 8:5-17 (ch 2) by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  4. Saving Faith: Romans 10:3 Part One by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  5. Saving Faith: Romans 10:1-3 Part Two by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  6. Jesus Christ and HIM Crucified by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  7. Sandemanianism: The Plague by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  8. Romans 12: Christian Conduct [ch 9] by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  9. Romans 12: Gifts & the Gift of Prophesy [ch 17-18] by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  10. Romans 12: Personal Revenge vs Godly Justice [ch34] by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  11. Why Do The Heathen Rage by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Robert Murray McCheyne
  1. The Christian's Warfare by Robert Murray McCheyne
  2. The True and False Shepherd by Robert Murry McCheyne
  3. The Hireling and the True Shepherd by Robert Murry McCheyne


Rev. James G. K. McClure

  1. Intercessory Prayer by Rev. James G. K. McClure (html book 144K)
F.B. Meyer
  1. THE SECRET OF GUIDANCE by F.B. Meyer

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J.R. Miller
  1. Come Ye Apart:Daily Readings in the life of Christ, by J R Miller


Andrew Murray

  1. With Christ In The School of Prayer (419K html) by Andrew Murray
  2. The New Life:Words of God for Young Disciples of Christ (310K html) by Andrew Murray
  3. Humility (114K html) by Andrew Murray
  4. Abide In Christ (300k html) by Andrew Murray
  5. The True Vine (132k html) by Andrew Murray
  6. The Deeper Christian Life (142 k html) by Andrew Murray
  7. Holy In Christ-(gif format) by Andrew Murray
Watchman Nee
  1. The Normal Christian by Watchman Nee (html 490K)
  2. Release of the Spirit by Watchman Nee (168K html)
  3. Authority and Submission by Watchman Nee-chapter one
John Owen
  1. The Communion of the Holy Spirit in His love: John Owen
  2. Deliver unto Satan by John Owen
  3. Excommunications by John Owen
  4. The Work of Conversion by John Owen
  5. Sanctification a Lifelong Work by John Owen
  6. Temptation of Believers by John Owen
  7. Sanctification a Lifelong Work by John Owen
  8. Believers Only are Sanctified by John Owen
  9. The Work of Sanctification Itself by John Owen
  10. The Work of the Spirit in Purging Believers from Sin by John Owen
  11. The Work of the Spirit in Renewing the Spiritual Life of Believers by John Owen
  12. MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS: by John Owen
Arthur Pink
  1. Peacemaking & Persecution: by Arthur Pink


Samuel Richardson

  1. Justification by Christ Alone by Samuel Richardson


Leonard Ravenhill

  1. Picture of a Prophet by Leonard Ravenhill
  2. Your Day In Court by Leonard Ravenhill
  3. Revival by Leonard Ravenhill
Shirley Rice
    1. The Christian Home [book 330k html] by Shirley Rice
L. R. Shelton Sr.
  1. Letters To Awakened Sinners by L.R. Shelton, Sr
  2. How and When God Saved a Baptist Preacher by L.R. Shelton, Sr.
  3. Salvation an Inward Work of the Holy Spirit in the Heart of the Sinner by L.R. Shelton, Sr.
  4. Fallen Man by L.R.Shelton, Sr
  5. The Broken Heart by L.R. Shelton, Sr
  6. Religiously Lost by L.R. Shelton, Sr
  7. Need of Revival by L.R. Shelton, Sr
  8. Experimental Salvation by L.R. Shelton, Sr.
  9. Repentance The Missing Note In Present-Day Preaching by L.R. Shelton, Sr.
  10. Repentance :Christ's First and Last Texts by L.R. Shelton, Sr.
  11. Repentance:The Sinner Mourning Apart by L.R. Sheldon, Sr.


L. R. Shelton


Richard Sibbs

  1. Exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:4, by Richard Sibbs-Editor Alexander B. Grosart
  2. Exposition of 2 Corinthians 1:7, by Richard Sibbs-Editor Alexander B. Grosart
  3. The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbs
Ichabod Spencer
  1. A Pastor's Sketches:Conversations with anxious Souls concerning the way of salvation
Howard A. Snyder
  1. The community of the King, by Howard A. Snyder


Charles H. Spurgeon

  1. The First Fruit Of The Holy Spirit: by C.H.Spurgeon
  2. The Superlative Excellence of the Holy Spirit: C.H.Spurgeon
  3. A SOLEMN WARNING FOR ALL CHURCHES: by C.H.Spurgeon
  4. Purging Out The Leaven by: Charles Spurgeon
  5. Faith & Repentance, Inseparable:by Charles Spurgeon
  6. Pride The Destroyer:by Charles Spurgeon
  7. Prayer of Jabez: by C.H.Spurgeon
  8. The Stony Heart Removed: by Charles Spurgeon
  9. Self-Examination by Charles H. Spurgeon
  10. THE RELATIONSHIP OF MARRIAGE by Charles H. Spurgeon
  11. "GODLY" SORROW and Worldly SORROW by Charles H. Spurgeon
  12. Peacemaker by Charles H. Spurgeon
  13. SECRET SINS DRIVEN OUT BY STINGING HORNETS by Charles Spurgeon
  14. Real Prayer by Charles H. Spurgeon
  15. False Professors Solemnly Warned by Charles H. Spurgeon
  16. THE LORD WITH TWO OR THREE by Charles H. Spurgeon
Richard Steele
  1. The Duties of Husbands and Wives:D. Scott Meadows
Ray C. Stedman
  1. Church Discipline: Tell It To The Church, by Ray C. Stedman
  2. When You Are Falsey Accused, by Ray C. Stedman
Cornelius Van Til
  1. Why I Believe In God: by Cornelius Van Til
Thomas Watson
  1. The Law and Sin:from The Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson
  2. The Beatitudes (book) by Thomas Watson 698K HTML
  3. Blessed are the Peacemakers-Matthew 5:9 by Thomas Watson
  4. Blessed are those Persecuted for righteousness' sake-Matthew 5:10 by Thomas Watson
  5. The Body of Divinity by Thomas Watson (book 989K HTML)
  6. The Ten Commandments by Thomas Watson (book 683K HTML)
John Wesley
  1. 1 Corinthians 12:25 Schism-Church Divided: by John Wesley
  2. Almost A Christian:by John Wesley
  3. The Cure Of Evil Speaking: by John Wesley
  4. The Duty of Reproving Our Neighbor by John Wesley
  5. Family Religion-Training Children-Obedience to Parents & Pastor by John Wesley
George Whitefield
  1. Marks of a True Conversion by George Whitefield
  2. All Most Christian by George Whitefield
  3. Christ the only Preservative against a Reprobate Spirit by George Whitefield
  4. Persecution:Every Christian's Lot by George Whitefield
David Wilkerson
  1. Guard Your Affections for Christ! by David Wilkerson
  2. The Stumbling Block of Iniquity! by David Wilkerson
  3. Hard Hearts in the House of God! by David Wilkerson
  4. Good Things That Keep People Out of Heaven! by David Wilkerson
  5. Contrite Heart by David Wilkerson
  6. Looking For The Right Church In The Wrong Places by Dave Wilkerson
  7. Whatever Happened To Repentance by Dave Wilkerson
  8. The Marvelous Benefits of Repentance! by David Wilkerson
G.A.W.
  1. Benefits of Temptation by G.A.W.


Pastor Elder Deacon & Church Leadership Training & Helps

Alexander Strauch

  1. Biblical Eldership:An Urgent Call To Restore Biblical Church Leadership by Alexander Strauch
  2. Men and Women: Equal Yet Different by Alexander Strauch
True vs False Christianity:
  1. Clergy / Church Leader Criminal Sexual Abuse
  2. God's Faithfulness in Afflicting His People by Charles Bridges
  3. CAUTION, and others named peacemakers
  4. How would you know Good from Evil?
  5. Isn't Divorce only for Adultery
  6. Be Ye NOT Unequally Yoked
  7. Pleased or Not Pleased to dwell with believer-1 Corinthians 7:12-15
  8. A Fruitful Sermon on Repentance by John Bradford
  9. Revivals That Stay, E.M. Bounds
  10. The Devil and the Church: E.M. Bounds
  11. Weaker Brothers, Pharisees, and Servants: by Garry Friesen
  12. That  Offends Me!:by Larry Wilson
  13. Gospel Unity: by John Flavel
  14. The Gift and Office of Prophecy
  15. The Doctrine and the Duty of Self-Examination by James Haldane
  16. Thou Shalt NOT Bare False Witness by Martin Luther
  17. Building Up VS Gossip: by Matthew Poole
  18. The Carnal Christian by Ernest C. Reisinger
  19. Biblical Repentance: by L.R. Shelton, Jr.
  20. The Kneeling Christian by unknown (256K html)
  21. Two Types of Faith
  22. The Love of the Spirit: C.R. Vaughan
  23. The Love of the Spirit: Dr. M'Crie
  24. Doctrine of Repentance by E. C. Wines
  25. Tenderness of Spirit: G.D.Watson
  26. Church Discipline by Joe Price
  27. Lord I Agree by Richard Owen Roberts-Roberts
  28. Solemn Assembly by Richard Owen Robert-Roberts
  29. Backsliding by Richard Owen Roberts-Roberts
True Fellowship With True Christians....
  1. Basic Principles of Biblical Fellowship
  2. Against Christians Suing Christians
  3. Biblical Foundations In Peacemaking to Resolving Conflict
  4. Christian Court: A Biblical Dispute Agreement
  5. Weaker Brothers, Pharisees, and Servant: by Garry Friesen
  6. That  Offends Me!:by Larry Wilson
  7. When Should I Confront Another?
  8. Eight Steps to Biblical Forgiveness
  9. Checking Your Heart
  10. Focusing Your Dispute
  11. When to Meet
  12. Recommended: Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church-Church Discipline Process

  13. Orthodox Presbyterian Church - Church Discipline process

    peacemakerChurch Discipline, peacemakersBiblical Counseling,peaceReconciliation"Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. I charge {thee} before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality."
    1 Timothy 5:19-21

    "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.  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.  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."  Matthew 18:15-17

    Rev. Paul Crouch,  Trinity Broadcast Network:

    It was disturbing to read the homosexual accusation against Rev. Paul Crouch of Trinity Broadcasting Network!  What I find even more troublesome is that TBN paid about $425,000 contributor's gifts-God's money-to the accuser rather than bringing the matter before a Church council or even the secular courts.  TBN used the weapons of this world and did not trusts God for HIS justice.  Even more disquieting are the number of people-mostly religious leaders, who, without a Biblical judgment from a Biblical forum, e.g. Church Discipline, came to Rev. Crouch's defense, as though Rev. Jim Bakker, Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, among others, haven't fooled them before.  Evangelical Christians need to realize we are to exercise God's principles of dealing with these issues in a Godly, holy process, and render a Godly judgment according to Matthew 18.  Stop defrauding! Stop the Stealing! Stop the gossiping!  Stop circling the wagons and get back to God's righteousness and faithful living.  What arrogance we have when we take these matters into our own hands, leaving God's ways and HIS will.

    Bill Fields-steward
    PeaceMakers.net

President Bush Elevates US Presidency above Christ Jesus-911 National Day of Prayer

Dr. James Dobson: Witness & Case Study...

Rev. Ted Haggard NAE President leads unGodly union with non-christians, et. al
Rev. Ted Haggard NAE President leads unGodly union with non-christians, et. al

Rev. Ted Haggard:

Haggard offers lesson in Christian forgiveness
Christians are NOT to enjoy in the fall of anyone but are to be warned
The Sins the "Overseers" are not telling you
Sins and non-Confessions by "Church" leaders 11/05/06
Minister Admits Buying Drug but Denies Tryst
Church ousts pastor for 'immoral' acts
Church forces out Haggard for 'sexually immoral conduct'

More Unequally Yoked: World Vision, Prision Fellowship, Fuller Theological Seminary
More Unequally Yoked: World Vision, Prision Fellowship, Fuller Theological Seminary

Biblical Rebuke of Ken Sande-Peacemaker Ministries & His Peace
Biblical Rebuke of Ken Sande-Peacemaker Ministries & His Peace

Dr. Charles Stanley: Case Study & Witness
Dr. Charles Stanley: A witness in step three of Matthew 18 Tell it to the church

The Wheaton Evangelical Free Church: Case Study & Witness
Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, in HTML 134K

Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Community Church & Association: Case Study & Witness
Willow Creek Community Church: Case Study & Witness in step three of Matthew 18 Tell it to the Church

May 2003 Cynthia Hinckley v. Rev. Michael & Marjorie Rowe, now @ First Baptist Church, Wheaton, IL
Cynthia Hinckley v. Rev. Michael & Marjorie Rowe, now @ First Baptist Church, Wheaton, IL

Haman Cross Jr., pastor of Rosedale Park Baptist Church's rebuke of PeaceMakers
Haman Cross Jr., pastor of Rosedale Park Baptist Church's rebuke of PeaceMakers

Rev. Andy Snodgrass, Fox Island Christian and Missionary Alliance Church's Husband & Wife public dispute
Rev. Andy Snodgrass, Fox Island Christian and Missionary Alliance Church's Husband & Wife public dispute

James Sundquist / Linda Graybeal DIALOGUE Alledged Doctrinal Heresy committed by Richard Foster
http://www.cephas-library.com/psychology/renovare_psychology_richard_foster_1.html


Misc...
  1. CONFLICT: When Relationships Don't Work

  2. Worldwide Challenge-Campus Crusade For Christ:
  3. Using Good for Evil: Good News Magazine
  4. Wheaton Man Knows How To Keep Peace: Daily Journal
  5. Quick Read: Tess; The Pastor's Secretary, Bill Fields in HTML
  6. Case Studies:Alone In The Sanctuary, by Bill Fields in HTML 436K
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http://peacemakers.net/verses/ezekiel34.htm
http://peacemakers.net/verses/ezekiel9.htm
http://peacemakers.net/verses/Malachi1.htm
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