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Letter to Mr. Tkach from Jules Dervaes

Copyright © Jules Dervaes

December 1, 1986

Dear Mr. Tkach:

This is to update you on our situation.

Enclosed please find a letter that my wife sent to Mr. Salyer on October 4. In the letter she requested that you also be allowed to read it.

Enclosed also find a copy of the letter that Mr. Webber wrote to her. In a phone conversation about setting up a meeting with him, my wife requested that, since she wasn’t sure what was to be discussed, it would really help her to have a written explanation of what the Church believed was wrong with the letters which I had previously written. Mr. Webber replied, first, that he didn’t have the time and, then, that it would take too long. He eventually winded up by stating that the meeting would have to be face-to-face. But my wife had ONLY said she wanted a paper of church beliefs to study and to prepare her for ANY meeting, so that it would be both productive and conclusive. He refused, therefore, to honor her request in which she had asked to be instructed according to God’s Word.

But, now Mr. Webber has arrived at the conclusion that this request is against the “guidelines of the Church.” However, he never came right out in the first place and openly informed her of this.

Here are some scriptures which show principles from the Bible on which true GUIDELINES should be based:

(Titus 1:7) For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;

(verse 9) Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine to both exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

(2 Corinthians 6:3) Giving no offence in anything, that the ministry be not blamed.

(Matthew 5:41-42) And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

(Romans 15:1-2) We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let everyone of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

(1 Peter 5:3) Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

(James 4:17) Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

(1 Thessalonians 2:8) So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

(Matthew 10:42) And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

(John 13:12-15) So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, “Know ye what I have done to you. You call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.”

Also, enclosed please find a copy of an article stating some beliefs that I had previously informed you of by letter. I would like for you to personally get in touch with me if you feel that I am in error. I would request that this be handled BEFORE January 1, 1987.

As I have stated before, I would very much like for you to resolve this situation. I don’t want to! But, if I have to, I will.

If I don’t hear from you before January 1, then I will assume that you have decided not to consider this issue. Only then will I proceed to print and distribute this material.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Jules Dervaes

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