I am truly at a loss for words at the lack of care coming from NewSpring Church concerning James Duncan from Pajama Pages over the harassment put on him by some at NewSpring Church. Instead of reaching out and truly trying to resolve this issue, NewSpring releases a post*(NewSpring pulled this recently. I added the screenshot to the bottom of this blog to give the reader an idea about how dishonest NewSpring Church is concerning Mr. Duncan) http://www.newspring.cc/blog/an-announcement-to-the-newspring-church-family which basically moves the blame away from NewSpring Church. Please read Holy rage at the ‘Spring to see what some at NewSpring did to Mr. James Duncan. It is evident that Mr. Duncan tried to contact Perry Noble only to be ignored by NewSpring Church. All of this could have been stopped months ago if NewSpring Church actually cared about people rather than their perceived image.
I tried to contact a staff member today that I used to talk to from the Greenville Campus in hopes that he/she would go to Perry Noble concerning this matter. At the very least, the people of NewSpring should demand that Perry Noble publicly state that all such slanderous and/or criminal attacks upon Mr. Duncan be stopped immediately!
I am asking the people who attend NewSpring Church to contact NewSpring Church to join me and demand that Senior Pastor Perry Noble publicly apologize to James Duncan and his family. If NewSpring Church had taken the time to talk to James Duncan and allow him to speak with Perry Noble this could have been stopped, therefore NewSpring Church is responsible for what happened to James Duncan.
NewSpring Church and Perry Noble should be reaching out to Mr. Duncan over what has happened to him and his family. Instead of trying to paint James Duncan as a greedy evil man, Perry Noble and NewSpring Church should be concerned about his well being and should be there to correct the wrongs done to Mr. Duncan and his family. This shows everyone the arrogance and pride that has consumed the hearts of Perry Noble and NewSpring’s leadership.
All this mess aside, regardless of who is right and wrong, Perry Noble – as a pastor – should be concerned and seeking peace in this matter. NewSpring Church should be taking bold steps to ensure that no NewSpring staff member, member, or volunteer is harassing Mr. Duncan or any other person who disagrees with Perry Noble and NewSpring Church. Perry Noble should echo this from the stage, his blog, and on NewSpring Church’s home page to show the people of NewSpring that he does not condone these actions by some NewSpring people.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (NASB)
13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 (NASB)
3:1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.
2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money.
4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity
5 (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?),
6 and not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil.
7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.