Spiritual and Mental Abuse in Apostolic Christian Church Nazarene in Australia
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Akron Brother
17 Nov 2018 1:20

Not boasting but we have the best thing in the world. The more we look at it, the more we have to marvel how much light has been given to our brothers, and how much light is given to us in our time. We don’t want to have an alliance with other congregations. That is not the meaning. I want to make myself free.
We don’t want to have the way of making Christians easily or quickly. Sometimes just the signing of a paper, or the signing of a Bible or Testament, or the raising of the hand is a proof that they have accepted Christ as their personal Savior. We are not in agreement with this.
There is much more behind new birth than just a moment of emotion where, under the pressure of a fiery preaching, we stretch out the hand and say we have accepted Christ. It is a sign of the times to have such quick and spectacular results. We do not believe in such a way of making conversions.
We believe in the slower, more difficult way of going through repentance, confession, and so on. We believe in an absolute, sincere, complete conversion.
Brother Henry Michel

19 Nov 2018 9:37

Is conversion an event or a process? Does it happen in a moment or it takes some time (whole life)?

vista CA
21 Nov 2018 15:44

This part is to Henry Michel.....wow! not boasting by saying you have the best thing in the world, what if someone thinks bubblegum ice cream is the best? So is light given only to you? Seems so because you are so stubborn that you don't want to make alliances with anyone sounds like a cult/sect to me, and if you read or have read the bible at all you would know that the Ethiopian was baptized on the spot not after decades of waiting, so youre wrong there, who are you to say if anyones conversion was sincere or not thats between them and God! By saying we so often you make it seems like everyone agrees with you, well I don't! So slower more difficult huh? Hows that working out for ya? Last time I checked, when compared to 20 years ago Nazarene numbers have fallen

To Moderator, yes Mr/Mrs Moderator your website is great for allowing us to express our opinions that we would not be allowed to in church, thank you for that! I also believe conversion can be an event and/or a process it can be both, I believe that there is even conversion after conversion as we age we see things differently then in our youth,i know I do

Argentina born again
15 Feb 2019 10:58

A born again person has to know (right away) how to talk, walk, read and writte, if he/she does not, has no life. Is this the way it has to be?

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A B U S E R S  :  H A L L  O F  S H A M E 
Paul Pentsa
Janko Tomek
Andrew Szabo
Vlada Papuga
Philip Ruzeu
Nick Pentsa
Michael Stanjo
STAY AWAY FROM THIS MAN! His mouth is full of Biblical verses but his heart is filled with hatred, jealousy, treachery and lust for power. This FALSE CHRISTIAN is the root of almost all evil in ACCN in Australia and he will even take you to court, if he can't get his way.
Janko is pretty much like Paul, dishonest and unloving, just less intelligent. Janko is now building his humongous "warehouse" in Tarneit, destined to remain void of both faith and members. This UNREPENTED SINNER is still dreaming about becoming an elder!
Hard-hearted and egoistic, this long-time "elder" has caused immense grief, division and 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.
Earned his 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 messenger boy.
Philip 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.
Here is your 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.
Janko Tomek's loyal admirer and bodyguard - sleazy, hypocritical, dishonest and ignorant. His interpretation of the Scriptures can make you laugh as well as his awkward sermons in broken English.

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