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  1. jonmagee

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    I have been on the board since october. During that time I have sought to bring an elementof the Lords grace into the aspect of seeking for truth.

    However it has been said recently that there are concerns about whether I am treating other members of the board fairly.(yet I thought I have tried to see 2 sides in every thing )This has also been relayed to at least one other member of the board with wording that was even stronger than was used directly to me and even more distressing .......with questions being raised that I would not consider to be very honourable.

    I have wrestled with this for some time. After nearly a week there has been no adequate explanation nor apology. Clearly he feels strongly on the issue.Especially as he feels it is appropriate to speak to others and therefore make it public.

    What is the honourable thing to do? First I would say my intentions have always been for the best, but if I have failed any of you I am saying publicly sorry. My approach to you all has been much the same so any faults will have hurt many and it is not honourable to say I will not say sorry if I cannot see my mistake.

    I publicly apologise to my accuser for I clearly have not presented my intentions adequately.

    Further the accuser holds an official position on the board. Though I have often spoke of reconciliation and sought to acheive it, it seems that if the leadership feel so strongly as this then, for the sake of the Lord and his work I should withdraw.

    yours in His service


    Jon
     
  2. following-Him

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    Jon,

    I would be sorry to see you leave. You have apologised, now it is up to the other person(s). I for one do not see it necessary for you to leave. You make a valuable contribution here. Please reconsider?

    Blessings

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  3. I Am Blessed 24

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    I will miss you Jon. I have enjoyed getting to know you. You will always be welcome at the 'Coffee House' if you change your mind. I will continue to stock Irn-Bru just in case...

    We must try not to "take up anothers offense", it just gets worse and spreads to more people...making for more discontentment. We must strive to handle sufferings and disagreements with humility so they don't turn into self-pity.

    "Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
    He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
    I John 4:7,8

    Blessings,
    Sue
     
  4. Jim1999

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    Jon, I must confess that I have never seen nor received anything offensive from you. You are indeed an honest and honourable member of the body of Christ. I wouldn't have you any other way.

    There is a difference between Brits and Americans, in the way we speak and often in the way we see things. This is something I had to learn to live with and adapt. Misunderstanding does arise and we are puzzled. I know, because, I too, have wrestled with this, and the angel of God wrestled with me and won. I too wanted to leave forever, but the urging of God was stronger to remain, make my contribution, and leave it at that.

    Pipe on, my friend, the high road may get you to Scotland faster, but slow and steady wins the race, and we are all in this journey to one end; that He may be lifted high. God bless, mate.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  5. Charlotte Marcel

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    Jon,

    I appreciate your presence here. You will leave a noticable hole if you go.

    I'll miss your posts and your gentle ways of speaking to even me with respect and consideration. There aren't too many pastors on this board who give me as a lay person the time of day when I have a comment or question like you do.

    I'm sorry for whatever has made you feel this way. And I'm sorry that I'll miss you. But I respect that you've thought about this and that it wasn't something you decided lightly.

    God Bless You now and always. May you forever be within His will for your life.

    Your friend,
    Charlotte
     
  6. jonmagee

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    I have just popped in here to say thank you to those who have expressed their support for me during this time, whether it be in this thread, or the general baptist thread, or by private messages.

    I particularly am encouraged to find that one person expressing strong support was the person named by my accuser!!!! Yet my accuser still remains strangely quiet. No thought, apparently, for normal rules of courtesy let alone what one might expect from the conventions of the BB, whose rules he is meant to uphold.

    Finally, may I encourage you all as you each seek to move forward in the desire of true loving christian fellowship.

    yours, Jon.
     
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    Brother Jon, if you have a problem with one of our Moderators or Administrators, kindly follow BB protocol and handle it via PM (Personal Message). Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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