Sad to read about another church being fragmented and unlawfully obtained by those who used trickery to transfer the title to another entity.There is a Higher Judge who will reward everyone of us as our works are,He who knows our every thought and intent of our heart, who will Judge with righteous judgements. But it is also Sad, that these brothers in their plight to bring the truth to the light as to what happened in their attempt to get their desired outcome with the building, and their feeling of being wronged by those restrictions placed upon them by their Elders, Yet in some of their writings they make judgements and expect to have others become as they are, without knowing the facts, and in fact they have become Judges and Executioners without knowing, or even searching for the facts!
How SAD!! Yes Very Sad and Confusing too!!!
2 Jan 2017 23:15
How will the church thieves divide the money and how much percentage of the church sale will go to their solicitors? Have they got a buyer for the building? Is the sale money income going to be taxed?
WOW! So the American elders have sided with the church thieves and prosecuted the innocent, widows, grandparents and children?? This by far is corruption at it's best and it will be interesting to see how thing unfold!
2 Jan 2017 23:21
You have how many members in the Apostolic Christian Church Nazarene in America and Canada???? This is your turf and it HAPPENED!!! A church was stolen and not one of you can ask the questions of what happened here????????
What is wrong with this picture?????
3 Jan 2017 0:23
is there a John Dowd by any chance involved in any of these 3 cases?
3 Jan 2017 8:37
Just remember;Every story has two sides.It goes deeper.
To: Second Story
3 Jan 2017 10:14
We're all taught on our baptism day that stealing, lying and baring false witness is a sin. A second story does not apply when one/parties decide to steal a church- the moment you cross that line you're done! The deed is done and you sinned greatly. Stealing falls under the same category as adultery, fornication, murder etc. according to the living word of God.
The question then lies to those who support the theft, are you then partakers of the sin itself? For silence and support may put you in the same category before God. Remember: we're dealing with the living God! There are two stories, yes, but never one to justify theft, lying and baring false witness.
3 Jan 2017 14:11
>>Just remember;Every story has two sides.It goes deeper.
OK, let's hear the full story.
3 Jan 2017 14:19
the full story is:
the elders can lie (or do any sin), and are not accountable for it.
if you try and remind them, they punish you for it.
God is Just
3 Jan 2017 16:08
I believe it's not about winning a court case.., life is about earning the grace to be counted worthy to be found on God's right hand ... So these people who appear that they won a court case, only did it before an unjust judge. God, on the other hand, is a JUST GOD.
3 Jan 2017 16:21
2 stories? Ummm a church is STOLEN and the members are locked out. How is there 2 stories? Even if there is, does it even matter? THE CHURCH IS STOLEN
3 Jan 2017 16:29
Do you have any information on who built the church, loan details (name/s of those on the mortgage) and all those involved in building Columbia Station? Also who are the Steffans and how will the profit be split after the sale of the church? Someone mentioned that a percentage will go to their solicitors????? What is that percentage and how much will they profit from stolen property?
3 Jan 2017 16:36
And how come that the US elders are suddenly against taking a legal action? We all know they were turning a blind eye when Paul Pentsa went to court and persecuted church brethren.
As Australians often say, 'What goes around comes around'.
2 sides of the story
3 Jan 2017 23:06
yes, there are 2 sides of (their) story:
1). just TRY and contend for the Faith, the elders will discipline you.
2). if you DO contend for the Faith, the elders will excommunicate you.
14.And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15.Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Willy Kurtz Elder
4 Jan 2017 0:36
who it this Willy Kurtz dude?
according to the letters, he has foul language and foul characteristics as an elder.
is he in any way related to removed elder paul pentsa from australia?
- don't receive accusations on elders, unless there are 2 or 3 witnesses,
- but elders that do sin, rebuke them before all, that others have fear.
1 Timothy 5:19,20
19.Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
20.Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
3 sides to story!
4 Jan 2017 0:44
Yes there are always 3 sides to each story,each side has there version, which makes it two, and then there is the truth, which makes it three. But the truth is very seldom reported on this site. Even though the "Moderator" Wrote on 9 October 2016 11.50 to encourage users to use the site and to warn that users are to "refrain from rude language and insults. These comments that contain False Statements or profanity will be deleted"
Yet The Moderator makes false statements on above article, even though he knows the Truth. Which brethren were "persecuted" and by whom? Were not the members of Sydney church in danger of having their church building sold by the bank that had given (loaned) money to the False and fraud Trustees,L.K.and his Sons, who used that money for their private purposes and left the church members with the burden of raising money to pay out the more than half a million plus interest and cost to the bank! Had it not been for some caring brothers,the banks would have sold the church. And the thieves still enjoy the use of that money they borrowed against the Sydney Church Building, which they never repaid back! And the Moderator implies, or so it seems that these have been "persecuted"! Talk about "turning a blind eye"!!
4 Jan 2017 4:47
Thirty pieces of silver was the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, according to an account in the Gospel of Matthew 26:15 in the New Testament.
Columbia Station’s sale money is the price for which the Stefan’s, people and elder’s involved betrayed Jesus and the brethren of Columbia Station.
4 Jan 2017 6:45
"3 sides to story" - what you are writing is not true.
What is true is that you stole the church in Sydney and you will need to answer to God for that.
4 Jan 2017 12:44
"3 sides to story" – Paul Pentsa your track record is that of a liar, an abuser and a thief. You allowed and stole the Melbourne church and kicked the members out of their church. Why should anyone believe anything you say in regards to Sydney? You cover up your lies like a liar and thief you are! That will be the legacy you will leave when you die. … A liar … An abuser … A thief!
4 Jan 2017 17:20
All the elders should receive a background check at this point. Also someone needs to take responsibility for what transpired in Columbia Station. Why were the members kicked out and why are the doors closed? Investigation needs to start at the TOP! The leadership! The members also should not be afraid to speak up in fear of retaliation. Eventually it will be known... follow the money.
4 Jan 2017 22:14
TO: ALL COLUMBIA STATION MEMBERS:
An advice to you:
- go / visit / contact/ email members in all North American ACCN Churches and collect signatures on this issue with your Church and with the Elders lies.
- collect as many Church members' signatures, and then have a meeting with them all within the next few months.
- and then bring the number before the Elders.
remove those elders with these church members
Lost for words
4 Jan 2017 23:27
Totally agree to "ALL Elders should recieve a background check"!!! So many of them are spiritually lost. They are the cause of all divisions in the church. Mike Petras, I do not personally know you however, do not allow these bitter small people who think they are BIG (elders) to take your peace from you. They are not worth it. God will judge everyone according to their works.
Follow the Money$$$
5 Jan 2017 4:13
I like that idea! Money is always the motivator. Is there someone or somewhere you can report what happened so an investigation can take place?
6 Jan 2017 5:32
I lived in a communist country for 24 years and I know about tyranny, discrimination, oppression ,repression...The way your elders, ministers, trustees are closing your churches is a shame. They should open Houses of God , not lock them and keep brothers, sisters and kids out of them. They are acting like tyrants... if you will not do the way they want it, they will finish you. But they forget something, NOBODY IS ABOVE GOD . You should give yourself to GOD not to some corrupted people that have higher positions in your organization. All the tyrants went down...and all of them will go down some day. You live in democratic countries where everybody should respect the law ...the lies will always come to the surface sooner or later. Do not be scared and hide behind false names , say your opinion respectful, loud and proud. We are all GOD's servants .
Jeremiah 17:5 -Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
6 Jan 2017 12:01
Very first letter at the top,the dates don't ads up.How the letter was sent to Elders committee on Oct.3 2016 when it was written on Oct.10 2016?
2: Where is the copy of Elders letter written Oct.24 2016 authorized Petras to seek legal declaration,when on Oct.1 2016 at the BRUNSWICK HILLS meeting Elders didn't approve.
3:Dec.27 2016 Attorney Joseph P McCafferty admitted he made mistake, confused the dates "renewed" their support.
4: What motivated Judge James L. Miraldi not to give church back to Petras?
Everyone knows how to quote the verses from the Bible for others,but we should reed each for our self and not be swift to bring judgment. "VENGEANCE IS MINE SAID THE LORD"
6 Jan 2017 12:28
Mike Petras (firstname.lastname@example.org) requested two additional documents to be posted here as attachments:
Petras's name is on the churches contribution list. What contribution did Petras put towards Columbia Station church being build when he lived in Australia during that period from 1986-2001.
6 Jan 2017 16:41
From: Mihal Petras
First I would like to thank you for asking this valid question. My family and I have been members of Columbia Station Church for over 15 years. The church is located on a three-acre lot; my family and I worked on the one-acre portion removing over 200 stubs and trees using my excavator, bobcat, equipment and material to do the landscaping and placed scrubs and trees and garden mulch around the church, all the expenses came from my family’s donation to the church. The only contribution Peter Stephan donated to me was $700. We also built a kitchen island, cabinets, stone top, and a custom made accessory storage built in closet with my family’s donation of labor and materials. We also supplied monitory funds when the churches account was low (we always-contributed extra) only thanks be to God. Again lots of people contributed, but because you are asking I am responding. –Mihal Petras
14 Jan 2017 22:07
5. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
1. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
2. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.
3. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
St.Matthew 7: 21-23
21. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
A B U S E R
S : H
A L L O F S H A M E
AWAY FROM THIS MAN! His mouth is
full of Biblical
verses but his heart is filled with hatred, jealousy, treachery and
power. This FALSE CHRISTIAN is the root of almost all evil in ACCN in
and he will even take you to court, if he can't get his way.
pretty much like Paul, dishonest and unloving, just less intelligent.
Janko is now building his humongous "warehouse" in Tarneit, destined to
of both faith and members. This UNREPENTED SINNER is still dreaming
becoming an elder!
and egoistic, this long-time "elder" has caused immense grief, division
misery amongst the Nazarenes in Australia. Some even call him a
sadist... not that Andrew really cares about anyone's opinion, though.
Currently residing in a nursing home in Perth.
nickname by constantly repeating "Ljubazni" (Dear Ones) while
preaching. This recently appointed "elder assistant" is ambitious, but
at the same time not
clever enough to realize he will always be just Paul's and Janko's
is Paul Pentsa's son-in-law and
definitely his best student. Proud, stubborn, arrogant - a classic
bigot. Due to his off-putting personality and some weird beliefs, he's
not on very
good terms with Janko Tomek and other Slovaks in Tarneit.
future Elder, whether you like the idea or not. Nicky is "a very nice
guy". No gift for preaching or
leadership skills, but being Paul Pentsa's son, he's actually got
everything he needs. Sooner or later his Dad will find the way to
install him as his successor.
Tomek's loyal admirer and bodyguard - sleazy, hypocritical, dishonest
His interpretation of the Scriptures can make you laugh as well as his
awkward sermons in
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