Ok ladies and gentlemen, I found another video at SpiritualAbuse.org. It was very difficult to listen to the first videos I posted earlier. Here is another recording from Pastor Edwin Young abruptly resigned from Faith Tabernacle in Junction City, Kansas a short time ago.
There is also more disturbing news to follow up regarding Edwin Young's son, Jordan, who was recently arrested. Jordan Young worked at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church along with his father. More sexual charges were filed for Jordan Young. I've quoted the highlights below.
Junction City Police Chief Tim Brown is confirming the arrest of Jordan Young, 25, Junction City for a second time this week.
Young, who had been serving as Music Director for the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, was arrested by police Friday on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and sexual solicitation of a child. He was arrested at the Geary County Detention Center where he has been incarcerated since Monday after being arrested by police on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, attempted criminal sodomy, and solicitation of a child.
Jordan Young is an example of one kind of fruit coming out of Faith Tabernacle.
Let's take another look at his father, Pastor Edwin Young and the fruit he displayed. In the following video, evidently a woman in the congregation asked another congregant a question regarding the sermon and the pastor caught them talking. Pastor Young is speaking on Hannah and stops the sermon to berate the women. What you will be hearing is the pastor verbally trash-talking the women from the pulpit in response to catching them talking. This is a disgusting and condescending verbal diatribe.
Praise God this man is gone from the pulpit for now, but you can be sure there are others like him. This kind of behavior from pastors needs to be exposed. It is not Christ-like. It devalues women and treats them worse than animals. Is Edwin Young's mother still alive? I wonder how she would feel listening to his words? Would she say, "That's my boy?" or would she be cringing inside. If I were his mother, he'd be hearing some of my words . . . . . a few carefully selected words.
Here are a couple paragraphs transcribed from the video. You really need to hear it for yourself to believe it. If you are prone to high blood pressure, please take necessary action NOW.
Transcription from Sermon:
Sit down. (people had stood, cheering him on) If they have any questions, let 'em ask their husband at home. That's in your Bible. That means shut your mouth while I'm teachin'! That's why some of you ain't married. You don't want no man talking to you. You don't want no man telling you what to do. And that's why some of you are not happily married. Oh, it's your day, woman. (he was looking right at the woman who had whispered in service) Can you take it? (laughs) I was gonna say take it like a man.(laughs again)
You may be seated. Now, now watch this. (he demonstrates) A man wears the pants in the family. You may be seated. (people had stood again, cheering him on) Two things God can't stand: a henpecked husband and a bossy... (he has trouble remembering) A bossy woman and a henpecked man. And I'm not wearing pink shorts. I don't shave my legs! And I don't talk like this. (he uses a high squeaky voice) Eh. You may be seated.(people had stood again, cheering him on) You know why these men are standing? Because they don't wanna be identified with a homosexual spirit. (No, homosexuality was never mentioned until this point.) An effeminate spirit and attitude. Because they're men and they're every bit a man and they want you and everybody else alive not to make any mistake about it. You may be seated. (people had stood again, cheering him on) And women oughta shout the same way when I get on that bossy woman spirit.(there is an increase in the women's voices) And that woman running the house and running her mouth spirit.
Okay, see that top left photo - I can do that one without trying when I wake up in the morning. I've got these
The following hairstyles are NOT allowed at church whatsoever. I wonder what would happen if you went to church with one of these styles? Perhaps a verbal thrashing from the pulpit like we heard earlier?
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 1 Cor 11:6
But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering. 1 Cor 11:15
Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thes 5:22
You see - these rules are man-made. Opinions and styles change. These rules are left up to the interpretation of man. Did Moses have an opinion on the Mullet? Would Deborah have dyed her hair if she could? These are not matters of the heart. They are not Biblical. It is legalism.
If you are a current member or former member of this church, please understand my heart. I am not meaning to offend you with my words. God is bigger than man-made rules and regulations. He's looking at the heart. I get legalism. I experienced it. We were worried about how much skin was showing above the knees on my 6'8" son. He had a very difficult time finding church-approved shorts for his very long legs. Do you really think God was counting inches? I think not.
I have several issues with these thoughts, but there is one that really gets me. Perfection. The five fold ministry is for “the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry.” So we are to be brought to perfection or maturity.
But what is perfect? What is mature? Simple (they say). Don’t cut your hair, don’t put on makeup, don’t wear pants, always wear long sleeves, don’t wear jewelry (including wedding bands or bracelet watches). Don’t go on a date without a chaperone, or hold hands or kiss until you’re married. Don’t lie. Respect the ministry, never talk bad about the man of God or his family, and never question what a leader says. Don’t wear hairbows, don’t wear anything in your hair that doesn’t match your hair color. Don’t wear red, don’t wear certain shoes, don’t wear denim to church, don’t wear denim jackets or caps ever. Sit like a lady. Stay submissive. Learn when to clap and shout and run, and always do these at the right times. Don’t be out after midnight, don’t fellowship nonApostolics, don’t drink or chew or cuss or swear….
If lists of rules were perfection, the Pharisees and Jesus would have been great friends, I suppose. But they weren’t. It was Jesus who said “ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and forget the weightier matters of the law… these ought ye have done, and not to leave the other undone”. It was Jesus who said “he that is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” Jesus stepped beyond the rules and touched the heart.
God calls us, as Christians, beyond a list of rules. We are called by Him into a place of trust and faith and love. We desire to do our best for him, but our best isn’t anymore…