Re: Struthers Memorial Independent Pentecostal Church
Date: March 30, 2011 03:58AM
When I was in Struthers I was in fear. I was scared to do anything. I was so self-conscious. Started introspect, and that is not always a good thing. Why was I scared, because everything you do you get watched and made you feel intimidated and scorned upon. Thank God that He took me bit by bit. God’s love is everything to me. His Word tells me. 'There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love'. 1 John 4:18
I am going to put things down in categories :)
There were a lot of young people at Cumbernauld at one point. We were at an august camp. Diana chose a clique. One was her niece, which was a given, her nieces friend and two other girls. Everyone else was moved to the side. The 'clique' could speak to Diana whenever they wanted to. She had time for them. Diana said if you follow God you will be in the 'clique' the 'clique' was what Diana called it. All I knew at that point was they were different from me. I was a church filler. Now no matter what I done I could not get into the 'clique' Diana said jump, I said how high. I never had a TV. I never listened to secular music. I never went on holiday. Only holiday I had been at the camps. And when I got home from the camps, I needed a holiday, lol. I am just putting down what happened and the facts. Struthers have this saying the highway to holiness. I was living my life and walk with God as well as I could. Yes it is "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God". -Ephesians 2:8. So no matter what you do if you are not wanted in the 'clique' it won’t happen. This is favouritism. And God has no favourites.
At meetings the bible was taken out of context. Not only taken out of context, they preached what was wrong but never gave an answer how to deal with it. If they said don’t watch TV. Then what are you supposed to do? Yes pray read your Bible. You can’t do that all day. You feel isolated. And since you were not in the 'clique' you couldn't just call them up and say hey, you want to go out for the day. Taking the Bible to church, I started to do this. It was unusual because not many people took their Bible to church. I read what scripture it was being read from and I was thinking am I reading from a different Bible?
There are four people who have been 'banned' from Struthers. Three I know personally.
1. A teenager was 'banned' on a complete lie. At a camp she was speaking to someone. And Diana’s son pasted her and overheard what was said. Went to his mum and said she was speaking to him about something. After the camp on the Sunday evening Diana preached and openly named the teenager. And went on to say in all the years I have been to ex amount of camps ( i.e. she named how many years I just can’t remember) and this is worse camp I have ever been to. So the teenager was 'banned' and when someone was 'banned' you are not encouraged to be in contact with them. So I lost contact. After I left Struthers I contacted the person and asked what happened back then and she told me. So she was 'banned' on a complete lie.
2. Someone else was 'banned' cause she would give Struthers a bad name.
3. Someone else was 'banned' and this friend is a cracker. This woman wrote to Grace Gault and aquised the church of witchcraft. I was in the meeting when this was said. Diana said, that this woman was mentally unstable was was getting help. This is so far from the truth the woman is now on the God channel!
4. A woman from Johnstone I do not know personally. Was at an august camp and she was 'banned' why? She had a huge argument with Diana and the leadership and was told she was 'banned' from all of Struthers churches. I was at that camp
Cheryl Doyle and Diana had a major argument at the august camp. I don’t know what it was about. The Kirkby church and Struthers split. I was at that camp.
There was a woman who came up from England to an august camp. She was in witchcraft. Her family had been in witchcraft for hundreds of years, yes hundreds of years. She got prayed with by Grace & Diana and was set free. She gave testimony. I was not convinced. Mr Black prayed with her. Saying that she was going to be used in the deliverance ministry. After the camp she went back down to England and attended Pauline Anderson’s church. Don’t know what happened but she was sent up to the Cumbernauld church. Diana took to her. I don’t know if that is the correct word to use. I watched, and the weeks past etc. and I was getting more convinced that she hadn’t been delivered. She moved into Diana's home. One day Diana walked into the room and the woman was sitting practising witchcraft. After that Diana took her to the police and nothing more was heard about it. Apart from the sermon. I think you know that Struthers are known for discernment. Where was the discernment there?
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