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With huge sadness in my heart

Martin Tomek
16 Oct 2023 21:57
And the enemy of God and His people has a picnic. One of those examples is this church. Read the letter.



This letter is badly overdue, and being 80 years old, I have decided to tell you about issues grossly overlooked and neglected by you for years and decades.

I was waiting for so long you’ll find repentance in your life but - there was none and is none. Quite the opposite, you became recently even more arrogant and even more unjust in your conducts, as a leader and brother in Christ. That’s compelling me to call you to repentance, and to clean your spiritual life, while is still time to do it.

“For the stone will cry out from the wall, and the beam from the timbers will answer it.” Habakkuk, 2:11

Bio je to poslednji pozdrav, poslednji zagrljaj dva brata. Znali su da se vise nikada nece sresti na zemlji ovoj. U suzama mi je rekao: ”Budi u pomoci mome sinu Janku.” Obecao sam mu da hocu. Ali nisam imao srca da mu kazem da me je taj isti Janko takoreci “izgurao” iz skupstine.

It was the very last greeting and very last hug of two brothers. They knew they will never meet each other on this earth. In tears he said, “Help my son Janko.” I have promised I will. But I didn’t have a heart to tell him that the same Janko was “pushing” me, so to speak, from the church, for years. Even br. Paul Pentsa has admitted in writing to me that “What was Janko doing to you for years he did to me now too.”

On 8/7/22, I’ve messaged to Vlado Papuga this letter sent to Br. Paul Pentsa;

“Hi Br. Paul. Janko sent me out from the church this evening labelled me as a heretic in front of some sisters! He touched my shoulder and almost pushing me sending me out! "You have nothing to do over here anymore! Go out! You are heretic!" Very loudly and angrily! Poor man, very poor man, forgetting I was 5 years under discipline in Altona church because of him! Remember "Zivi zid" when baptism was stopped? We had a meeting before that to decide what to do with coming baptism when so many issues were not addressed and so many works were not done. Almost all brothers were opposing to the timetable of baptism until all works are done in the church. Knowing that our Yugoslav elders said to me privately not to stop baptism I was asking, insisting and being very determined that baptism must be allowed. We departed from meeting with that decision. Janko Tomek was against. After only few hours all of brothers were on the phone telling me they changed their mind and baptism must be stopped! I was shocked. Janko Tomek had pressured everybody to stop baptism! Who was punished, under discipline years after? Me, for 5 years! But now I am pronounced being heretic by Janko Tomek! Nobody ever had called me a heretic, sending me out from the church! I told Vlado outside of the church in the car park about Janko’s conduct, but he was trying to protect Janko. I've mentioned to Vlado I had intention just to talk br. Janko. Janko’s reaction was: ...."You have nothing to do over here in this church anymore! Go out! You are a heretic!" .......... We know surely one thing God has never blessed is sin. Never and never will.

May God's Grace be with all of us. In shock but in prayer Martin Tomek”.

Martin Tomek
16 Oct 2023 21:59

When I called br. Vlado to the church carpark that evening of being declared a heretic, br. Vlado’s words were; “Do you know what is the meaning of being a heretic?” “Yes, very well, before you’ve been born.” “I’ll talk to br. Janko.” So far there is no respond from br. Vlado. No, he will do nothing at all, he is eagerly waiting for eldership, he wants to be “very clean”.

Recently in Canberra, the Parliament has decided to monitor activities of churches, having so many complaints of psychological and mental abuse. Well, if someone is declared publicly a “heretic” and pushed outside of a public place, that is against the Law of this country and harshly punishable. Be sure. The government authorities may step in with full force to implement an authority of the Law. What about the Law of Almighty God?

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”

“For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Martin Tomek
16 Oct 2023 22:00

It was the very last greeting and very last hug of two brothers. They knew they will never meet each other on this earth. In tears he said, “Help my son Janko.” I have promised I will.

I want to help Janko as I have promised to his father, and even far more important to encourage him to clean his spiritual life and not to wait for Judgment Day in sinful clothes. Should I also mention how you, Janko, stopped me becoming assistant elder, by saying to the elders that my wife has short skirts, how you stopped me a couple of times to come in front of the Church to ask for membership, again being pushed out by your previous actions and you said simple “NO, after the service go out like all other unbelievers”! No wonder br.Paul Pentsa has admitted to me “What was Janko doing to you for years he did to me now too.”

Now, this it is enough. If they don’t want to do perform their duties properly, and they were told many times, I have decided to go publicly because it was done publicly!

There is one only solution.

1. You, Janko, come in front of Church, admit all wrongs and sins, ask for forgiveness Almighty God, all members and name specifically my name. I want to be there too.

2. Br. Vlado too should admit in front of Church that he knew everything and was covering everything protecting Janko and his, Vlado’s, reputation to be clean for an eldership. He should ask for forgiveness Almighty God, all members and name specifically my name. I want to be there too. I want to make sure there you both will stay honest and not to mess up again.

If you don’t know what to say in front of the Church, tell me, I will remind you.

This is very painful for you both, I know, but must be done. You both have sinned big time. In case you ignore this letter or twist anything, I will take extremely rough action to destroy chains of abuse in our Church. I don’t like that step, believe me. But, please, don’t force me to do exactly like that.

“For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.” Isaiah 62:1

U Milosti Bozijoj,

Martin Tomek

Martin Tomek
17 Oct 2023 19:48
Sun, May 26, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Altona skupstina je zapusten vinograd, mnogo godina zapusten. Lisice male i velike napravise stetu ogromnu. Molimo se Bogu da ne uzme svoga Duha iz tog doma. Da ne bude kao u stara vremena; rimski vojnici su sabljama ubijali Jevreje u hramu koji su klececi umirali. A kada se plamen hrama razbuktao bio je strasan! Teskim godinama suvi drveni delovi hrama su goreli velikim plamenom koji se odsijavao nadaleko. Pozlaceni krov je kao veliko ogledalo odbacivao groznu sliku plamena nadaleko. Po okolnim brdima Jevreji su sa uzasom vikali "Ishabod" = "Ode Slava". Slava je zaista otisla jer su morali piti casu Gnjeva Gospodnjega za grehe njihove i njihovih vodja.

read cautiously
18 Oct 2023 0:31
Esther 4:14
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

18 Oct 2023 0:36
Knjiga Jestira 4gl 14stih

Jer ako sada budeš ?utala, Judejcima ?e pomo? i izbavljenje do?i s druge strane,+ a ti i dom tvog oca poginu?ete. A ko zna nisi li upravo radi nevolje kao što je ova postala kraljica?“+

Dragi Brate
18 Oct 2023 0:59
u vezi tvog tekst:

U suzama mi je rekao: ”Budi u pomoci mome sinu Janku.”

stari janko je plakao i trazio i pukusao da ga staresine oslobode da bar u Boljevcima da bude na sluzbi, kad Padina nije htela da ga podigne!

a prica 'budi u pomoci mome sinu'???????

...........kad ni on nije imao ciste gace!

18 Oct 2023 9:31
JT is rotten to the core!!

And what to say about VP??

He is sneaky, sleazy full of L. But the church don't see this. More than half of them a asleep.

When will Mt.Cottrell have God fearing leaders? Who ever sits in the front bench exalt him self to the heaven.

yes and true
18 Oct 2023 11:33
Matthew 23:2
“Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:”

1 Corinthians 11
29. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
30. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

Jude 1:4
“For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”

creep means:

- move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed
- slow steady movement, especially when imperceptible
- to move slowly, quietly, and carefully, usually in order to avoid being noticed

for dear janko tomek
18 Oct 2023 23:00
Brother Martin,
re. your comment above on Janko Tomek:
- Should I also mention how you, Janko, stopped me becoming assistant elder, by saying to the elders that my wife has short skirts....

well, should we comment about his red communist booklet he still held prior to his baptism?
using manipulated words to the elders that he doesnt have it, as it was getting renewed and it will then be posted in the mail, and should arrive after the baptismal day, (so he didnt actually have it with in, at home nor in his pocket, so he was able to state "I dont have it"), so its not an open and clear black lie, but a nice and clean white lie......!!!!
he hasnt repented from that yet, that its known.

so, janko, while you are getting your filthy rages cleaned, do remember to confess this sin too.

thank the Lord and you, brother and removed assistant elder.

Here we go again
19 Oct 2023 1:29
When will these people ever learn to live in peace and holiness?

Are these the same Janko and Vlada who would not allow a friend to get baptized in the last Baptism, until she gets a driver's license?

What a shame that they are even preaching, when their own lives are not right with the Lord.

In Roman's the Apostle highlights that those who teach other what not to do, but they themselves are doing it are without excuse, and will not escape the punishment of God.

19 Oct 2023 10:30
Brother Martin, I have only ever known you as a dear Brother in Christ bringing Christ's Presence with you. I know that Satan hates our Lord with perfect hatred. It is of his devices to spew his hatred and anger the ones very dear to Jesus. I know you now stepped out in faith and courage knowing this is bound to turn out painfully uncomfortable. I pray that our Father's perfect will be done here and your Faith in Him be rewarded. Anything done against you is intimately experienced by Our Lord. May God bless you.

Martin Tomek
21 Oct 2023 19:43
Just to comment on "I know you now stepped out in faith". I will never step out in faith! Never! I was pushed out from Church like heretic, but I didn't step out and I will never do that! My faith is based in wounds of my Lord and by His blood I am redeemed! How is possible to step out from the faith? Who ever do that he/she was never a Christian before! My Lord knows His children well.My heart is bleeding to see badly neglected church which was so alive before! WE had bible classes in 3 groups, altogether more than 50 of them were there! We had church organ playing during singing, specials in church and family nights! If you don't give young ones a joy, a spiritual joy they will become depressed and almost wondering where and when to go away.

Martin Tomek
21 Oct 2023 21:38
I am very thankful for your kind words "Christ'sPresence"! I wish I was bringing Christ's presence more! This church was in my soul so much, God knows! I am crying deep inside in my soul so often, Lord knows. How enemy can inflict deep wounds in believers! My Lord, be merciful to your people! Renew faith of those who are dying, please Lord!

just a short note
22 Oct 2023 0:13
Just to comment on "I know you now stepped out in faith".

I believe it was a reference to how you did good, by acting according to the Faith, with helping out Janko with you reminding him.
stepping out of the Faith.

Dear Christ's Presence: please quote me if I am wrong.


22 Oct 2023 1:30
Dear Martin, I just can't understand why Janko and Vlada did this to you!
Where do you attend church now? And why would they not accept you to even go before the church so you can become ask for membership? Have been in touch with the Elders of that church? I heard that Elders from California are now the serving Elders for that church.
Here in the US, members are accepted into fellowship from other groups (Conferences) after the Elder/s consult among themselves,and if the one wanting to be part of this conference or a particular congregation, after much questioning and if they are walking in the faith, they are accepted as free members, At times and in certain congregations they have taken into their fellowship people who were baptized in other churches other than the ACCN or Other affiliate groups with Nazarene background.
Yet you who was baptized and preached in that church, (and if I understood correctly, you were a candidate to become an Elder or Elder Assistant), they would not even allow you to express your desire before the congregation, again I must ask why??

You should bring this to the attention of their Elder/s, and not to accept such unbiblical behavior, unless you were expelled from the church, which according to those who know you have testified of how you brought or showed " Christ's Presence" in you. And even those who are expelled are given the right and courtesy of being heard and comforted in time of need. Again, I do not understand why Janko is so much against you, if I understood, he is your own flesh, your nephew, why, why would he be so hard and rude???
May the Good Lord help you to continue, and not to give up serving him.

Must pursue the mat!
22 Oct 2023 7:16
Brother Martin
Bring this matter to the American elders. Let them know what these sleazy ones are doing, vlada and janko.
How can they be ministering under there lying tongues!

Martin Tomek
22 Oct 2023 20:15
To my dear brothers and sisters in faith,

"just a short note" you are probably right.I am sorry.

"why" and "Must pursue the mat!"
Br.Paul Pentsa knew this for years and decades. He was an elder here until recently. But he was working together with Janko! Now he is admitting in writing;“What was Janko doing to you for years he did to me now too.”

Just one little fragment from history of our church; In one stage I was the eldest minister in the church together with br.Michael Stanjo. New ministers were ordained among them Janko Tomek. He was straight from beginning full of ambitions and jealousy and plotting against me. My desire was to unite 2 church groups, two gatherings, two church services into one; we were in the same in building and it was really shameful in front of God and unbelievers; he was against started writing letters behind my back. When I was demanding to read those letters on members meeting, he has refusing. One new minister being on Janko's side already said;"If you have any guts br.Martin you can defend yourself". I was really hurt and I did overact to emotionally saying:"If you have a problem with me you will not have it anymore. I am resigning from ministry and membership of this church." God was not glorified with my action, I know. But so many times after that I wanted to rectify my mistake and become a member again but I was stopped by Janko not giving me permission to come before the church.

All these issues and other br.Paul Pentsa knows and I have sent everything even to ACC in America. Silence. So, now, being 80 years old I want to help those who wanted to be helped; Look only to Lord Jesus Christ, He is a Head of our Church, He is our Lord, Our Comfort, our Way and everything our souls need. Big clouds are coming from all corners of the Earth, bring our spiritual life in order and pray and watch. Pray for me and forgive me my mistakes and sins too, I am just simple man full weaknesses in Grace of Almighty God.

22 Oct 2023 21:03
elder paul pentsa knew about it??
didnt do anything about it??
well, its probably because he wasnt in question.....
but, when he IS question, then he would even all 4 elders to come and look into the matter.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. St.Mattew 7:12
(does anyone do this biblical teaching????)

Martin Tomek
22 Oct 2023 22:25
"really......." I wanted to have a meeting with those elders last time, really badly but they were "overbooked" already. Even Br.Paul Pentsa have promised me I'll have a meeting. Nothing has happened.

23 Oct 2023 12:45
Dear Martin, so who was in charge of scheduling meetings with the elders, was it Vlada ?
I heard that others went to meet with them, and were very disappointed in those elders behavior towards them and the response as if they already had a opinion
and just wanted to hear things that would be for the peace of that church.. . I heard that Many hat had met with those elders felt that they were biased. If any one did not want you to share your experience, they would of wanted to block you from talking to them.So if Vlada was in charge of scheduling who can talk with the elders, you can guess why you did not get a chance. Vlada was shielding his buddy Janko so that you would not reveal the truth.
Be Stong and press on.
What about the new Elder from Brisbane, I think that he is related to Vlada, and You too, have you brought this to his attention? There is much wisdom in multitude of advise.

Martin Tomek
23 Oct 2023 14:50
"Why" I did hear the same;" others went to meet with them, and were very disappointed in those elders behavior towards them and the response as if they already had a opinion
and just wanted to hear things that would be for the peace of that church.. . I heard that Many hat had met with those elders felt that they were biased". I don't know who was in charge for meetings.

I can try to contact new elder in Brisbane. But, he is probably under instructions from elders to prepare Vlado for eldership. If so, and it is very likely, nothing is possible. To me this is like coverup in Catholic Church in child abuse scandals. As Frelich was saying we need a reformation in every generation. So much mud is accumulating, as always in every generation.

many dont get it
23 Oct 2023 23:16
"MANY" members choose to accept falsehood, false teaching, false Spirits' instruction....etc, and the list goes on.............

"MANY" members choose to accept that peace means to follow unconditionally, obey unconditionally, and get the front row, the ministers' decisions and the elders decisions' in each church to decide, and that brings peace.


the answer is "NO, ITS WRONG"..........."THATS NOT THE WAY THAT BRINGS PEACE".............and many "STILL" cannot see what the BIBLICAL answers are available, where "MOST" choose to reject it.

Ephesians 2:14
14 For he is our peace.............

Following the teachings of Jesus brings peace!

if the member is in sin, REGARDLESS, the correct discipline in the correct measure needs to be applied. (now, before I continue, I'm going to say "STOP" to all those that ready to reply to my message)

STOP FOR A BIT, COUNT TO 100, DRINK A GLASS OF WATER, TAKE 10 DEEP BREATHS............. and NOW come back to continue reading my message....................

I can already hear people saying (that are reading my message), let God deal with them on the last day, forgive and forget........................


again, the answer is "NO, ITS WRONG".................."THATS NOT THE WAY THAT BRINGS PEACE".........and many "STILL" cannot see the BIBLICAL answers available and where "MOST" choose to reject it.

if the member is in sin, there are ways to help out, pray for the member, remind the member....etc in:
Galatians 6:1
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

and the direct teaching of Jesus in:

Matthew 18:
15. 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.

(can anyone indicate when was Matthew 18:15-17 last practised??????)

Nowhere in the Bible does it state tell the ministers or elders separately in a room separate from the church sanctuary.....(does it????)

if anyone finds it, could they please quote chapter and verse PLEASE!!!!!!!

Jeremiah 30:11
................but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Hebrews 12:8
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

anyone know
6 Nov 2023 23:50
does any won no why mister jancko toe-mech went two serbia?

7 Nov 2023 15:01
Many Chinese in Serbia, maybe they could rescue him.

could work this time
7 Nov 2023 23:56
many "nji how" in padina.....who know karate and kong fu....maybe he needs a few in the head to knock some sense for repentance and reconciliation....

sometimes required.......

8 Nov 2023 10:55
Brother Martin, there isn't anything the elders overseas will do fr you...they aren't the church and the church in Mt Cotrell isn't A group but MANY you won't get any help from there either.

Thank it to the Lord in prayer and He will make all things right.....for He is the true Judge.

8 Nov 2023 11:01
8 hours? that's whole day wage; "it's worthed"

think Bro
8 Nov 2023 13:52
Brother Martin,
Most members in Australia and most Churches know who you are, your past, your intentions, how you contended for the Faith, your nice and polite attitude and spiritually character.
It would be a lot better if you would join the Altona Church, over fellowship and joining with stolen money and the stolen church by members of Tarneit.
Your open retaliation over the injustice committed by Elder Steve Nenadovic, continued from Elder Andy Kozy, cannot be forgotten, Brother, when you addressed the problem with calmness against Elder Steve with Bible based skill.
The ability to have calmness against injustice is hard to see, and rare to find among us, Brother.
My suggestions would be to leave Tarneit for God to show and prove their foundation and pitiful spiritual directions on stolen money, with their church snatching and stolen church building off the Altona Church, Bro.

Martin Tomek
12 Nov 2023 22:48
think Bro = thank you for kind words. I love Church of God, I Love it above everything! Jesus paid so much for His Church. It is heart breaking to watch how not-really-spiritual people destroy what Lord paid with His blood.

I have tried so hard for so many years to bring the real meaning of faith to our Church, and the evil has prevailed. Now, having 80 years of age I can see that God's blessings remained only, repentance is hard to find. May Lord help us in coming times of evil tsunamis.

totally agree
18 Nov 2023 0:14
yes, very true!

this is one of the reasons that i can see why evil is prevailing.....

- Ecclesiastes 8:11
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

- St.John 16
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.

Did you take note in verse 2 (.....will think that he doeth God service.)

MANY "think" they are doing the right.

One of the worse things in life is when people think they are in the right, when they are not.

2 Thessalonians 2:
4. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6. And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9. Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

and, furthermore
18 Nov 2023 0:24
Galatians 2:4
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

2 Corinthians 11:26
In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

Jude 4
For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

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