Let me preface this by saying this is NOT about all the good spiritual folks we have met.
When I was sick and dying in the year 1999 and had the vision of the Jesus Spirit who came to me and spoke to me about following Him, I was not even thinking of being a Christian. From what I had experienced, Christians had no intention of living the way the Bible told them to live. I was raised a Christian. So I knew what the Bible said. And it was not all that different from what I had learned from following traditional Native American Spirituality, except that it said that Jesus was to only way to get to heaven. And people who followed all other spiritual ways went to hell, according to what I was told.
So I knew a great deal about the Bible and Christians.
And I had no want or need to follow people who did not even follow their own spiritual path correctly.
The Bible says "You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you what reward have you(in Heaven)? Do not even tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brethren only, what do you more than others? Do not even tax collectors do so?" Matthew 5: 43-47
But even now since I have been in McIntosh County, Georgia many, but not all, so called "Christians" have not shown this love to me. Especially while I was sick, many made fun of me and told me I should be working when I could barely make it to church.
And recently we were blessed to work for the census that helped us more than I can tell you. Many people were very kind and cooperative. And some refused to be counted and told us they refused respectfully. And though I disagreed with their reasons. I respected their respectful attitude. But one male came out his door saying (sorry if this offends anyone in making my point) F-ing this and F-ing that and was extremely hostile saying that I was laughing at something (which I wasn't) and did I think it was F-ing funny.
He said I was trespassing. I said I was doing the census and my badge gave me the authority to be there. I said if I left others would come he said that he would treat them the same way. This said to me that he had a planned course of action of hostility.
So I went out front of this person's place to regroup and reconnoiter the rest of the area and to myself I had hoped to get more info off his mail box. You see the census tells us that we can't take no as an answer. If we can't get it from one person, we have to find it somewhere else. The guy came to the street and began his tirade of cussing out there calling me an F-ing old man. Since I saw a very hostile manner, I took off my ID badge to protect it. He then said, "Are you trying to start a fight?" I told him that I was not the one cussing him or calling him names.
I left. But it concerned me that he was so hostile and I was worried that a woman would be sent there by her self for the census, so, I filed a police report, and reported it to my superiors for the safety of my co workers. The man was so aggressive that he came up behind while I was talking to the police.
I had pretty much forgotten the man's face about two weeks later when an African American yard person loaned me his hedge trimmers while I was on the far side of the fence trimming the fences. He made a call on his cell phone while I was working and a truck pulled up and a man tore down the US Marine Corps flag and leaned it against my gate to show me that it had not been just blown down.
Why would the African American help the other man do this? Several weeks before that an African American "Christian" and his atheist white servant tried to fool Sharon into using her Native American organization to endorse the destruction of documented burials and ancient village sites (I have physical proof if anyone wants to see it.) by tricking us and with holding info that they had which Sharon found out about on her own. These folks want to make it look racist to oppose them getting what they say is their land back from the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge so they can use a wealthy developer to build on this sensitive site.
But as it turns out the wildlife refuge was never deeded to African Americans, other further in areas were, but not the area of the wildlife refuge.
And I won't talk about the white guy who tried to walk into me in staples. For what? For us not falling for their tricks.
I said those who tore down the flags were cowards.
Then a fellow who appears to be the same guy who likes to cuss at census people, appears at Cowboy Church and begins to follow me around. I suppose to let me see him. This man I hear is supposed to be a "Christian."
If any of these people are real "Christians,"
(1) Why did they not come to me personally to talk like Jesus commands them to do in Matthew 18: 15-17
You go to the person and talk first. Then you take tow or three others. Then in front of the whole church you talk to them. Then you simply treat them like an outcast, that is if you can prove what you are saying.
None of this has been done. As a matter of fact people have been spreading all kinds of lies about Sharon and I in McIntosh County. And not one person has asked, "Is this true." They are simply ready to believe the worst about us.
You'd think that descent people would understand that I have just had serious C-spine surgery and give us a break if they are real followers of Jesus. But there was the guy waiting at the edge of our property to do God knows what, who had "God is my co pilot" on his front license plate. If God is his copilot, why is he doing the devil's work.
I'm serious. If I hadn't had my vision, I would not even think of being a "Christian," with all the poor ambassadors for Christ that I have experienced.
Don't get me wrong. I know I'm not perfect. But I have not gone to anyone's property to tear up anything. And things have been torn up here for years, horses poisoned, dogs stolen, etc..
One person asked why we didn't just leave. We can't run. It's not in our DNA. America is our homeland. We don't run from domestic or foreign terrorists. And we can't afford it. Sure if I had a million dollars, I could just hire someone to take me, Sharon, and ALL the animals elsewhere. But then these types of people would continue to think they can break the law and run people off. That don't work on us. And it never will.
Once again, I'm not forgetting the nice Christian folks we have met. I am just calling the ones are are acting evil to account as fake Christians.