From One Christian to Another…An Open Letter to ‘Pastor’ Melvin Thompson

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An Open Letter to ‘Pastor’ Melvin Thompson

Dear *ahem* Pastor Melvin Thompson and voting members of the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church,

I wanted to introduce you to Someone very important to me, because I’m not sure if you all have ever really met…He is the God I serve. The heart that I have for Him pales in comparison to the the love He has for me. His grace has been more than sufficient, oh wait…sorry…Grace: Unwarranted Favor. That means that despite my failures and shortcomings, He has continually blessed me daily. I see my miracles every, single day of my life, and I am so grateful. My life’s partner – He designed and created specifically for me…and I, for him. The God I serve then used the combining of us to bring forth new life, five times, and then entrusted us with these gifts. Amazing. What’s even more awesome is that, as much as we love each other and our children, He loves us even more than that.  Hard to fathom…but true.

The people who my husband and I have loved and lost, and even those before them, the ones who have gone home ahead of us…they are all in the same Heaven. Did you know that? I guess I assumed that, as a pastor, you would have that specific knowledge.  My bad.  I was surprised to hear that your idea of unification involved segregation. As a Christian myself, I was disappointed that you don’t hold a much broader and inclusive definition of the word UNITY.

I’m not judging you now…just talking out my feelings. Lord knows that I have stumbled more than my fair share. Christians are not perfect, that is not possible…because we are human too. No one is perfect. Even a saint is just a sinner who fell down – and then got back up. I know that you, of all people, understand just how temporary this life is, and I know you have to know that the pearly gates do not have a “Whites Only” sign hanging above them…so I’m confused by your actions. I mean, you cannot possibly think your little vote to ban an interracial couple was smiled upon by the very God who created  both halves of it! My confusion was initially anger but, as usual, God has shown me the error of my ways and sent me to you with really good news:

God loves you!  His grace is extended to you also, along with His forgiveness! Isn’t that great?! Do you know what else is great? Despite your church’s disapproval of families like mine…we are not influenced by your ignorance – and neither are our eternities. We will be together now, and we will be together in Heaven…with the One who created ALL of us!

Have a blessed week…

 

Comments

  1. RICHELLESCHNEIDER says

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU  I WAS SO UPSET THAT A MAN OF GOD WOULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO ANYONE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING SUCH A GREAT LETTER TO THIS PASTOR THAT CLEARLY NEEDS TO TALK TO THE MAN HE IS GETTING HIS INFO FROM. I DONT THINK IT IS THE GOD THAT WE ALL KNOW AND WORSHIP. THANK YOU AGAIN AND GOD BLESS

  2. says

    Ha! I will stand behind this piece as if its my own… I love Donna's message of peace, love and acceptance, even for those who are so obviously misled in their faith.

  3. Luana_n says

    Wonderfully said, Donna.  God's love shows no favoritism and His mercy is there for each of us.  The heaven that I will someday be going to is a heaven that is full of all of the colors of the rainbow and there are no differences between us.  As TobyMac likes to say it is a DiverseCity.  God sees our hearts and on the inside we are all the same.  These folks who proclaim themselves as Christians and then do not show love are what makes it so difficult for non-believers to want to follow Christ.  It is a sad, sad, world when many of the non-believers that I know are more loving and accepting than the "Christians".

  4. Firstclassdomestics says

    he is not a man of god, we are warned in the bible of wolves in sheep skin,he is a wolf not even in sheep skin an ignorant racist, shame on him a jocker, god is not a racist neither is christ who does him represent no one but satan so does his congregation

    • says

      Well, they certainly represent the lost and confused. I prefer to just keep them in prayer…all the while feeling very blessed that I am free of the binds of hatred. People have, since the dawn of religion, committed horrible offenses in the name of God. As a parent myself, I can barely imagine the depths to which He has been disappointed by His children. All we can hope to do is make Him proud by loving each other – ALL of us.

  5. Olivia says

    There is no biblical grounds for what he is doing or saying….AT ALL!!!! I don't know what book he is reading out of but it's NOT THE BIBLE. That Pastor is REALLY showing his ignorance and he is REALLY trying to mask his racism….which he does not recognize. He will DEF be in my and my (Irish/Italian) husband's prayers!!!:)  lol:) 

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