Paul's Passing Thoughts

Notice to Elders Concerning Possible Church Discipline: State of Ohio

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Young, PPT contributing editor on March 24, 2016

Originally published October 9, 2014

To the Elders of Anywhere Baptist Church, Ohio:

Regardless of what is stated in your Book of Faith and Order, or any covenant signed by me, The Ohio Revised Code states the following under chapter 2905: Kidnapping and Extortion, and 2905.12 specifically, “Coercion”:

(A) No person, with purpose to coerce another into taking or refraining from action concerning which the other person has a legal freedom of choice, shall do any of the following:

2) Utter or threaten any calumny against any person;

3) Expose or threaten to expose any matter tending to subject any person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, to damage any person’s personal or business repute, or to impair any person’s credit;

Please be advised that I have a “legal freedom of choice” to vacate my membership at Anywhere Baptist Church at any time I choose for whatever reason.

Signed,
Joe Grace

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  1. Anonymous said, on March 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    I was told I could change membership to another acceptable fundamental Baptist church, but could never nullify, or resend my membership. Scary isn’t it? We are assured freedoms in the US Constitution, which our fundamental churches rip away under the pretense of church authority. Think people, THINK. Quit you like Protestants and think biblicaly for once.

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    • Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on March 28, 2016 at 1:27 PM

      Notice the dynamic between “authority” and force, either implied or otherwise. And what is the definition of “acceptable”. It is that which rises to the standard of their “authority”.

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