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District Superintendent Speaks Out-

Posted by nazarenepsalm113 on July 16, 2010

I received a copy of the following letter which was sent to Nazarene District Superintendents. It was written by Dr. Orville Jenkins, Jr., Superintendent of the North Florida District, Church of the Nazarene. Dr. Jenkins is not affiliated with Concerned Nazarenes or Stand For Truth Ministries, and I have never met him or spoken with him. But I an thankful for his courage in speaking out on some really serious issues we are facing. In my last post, I referenced Ezekiel 33:1-9, and I believe that what he is doing is an example of being a true watchman for the Lord. Manny Silva

July 10, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a follow-up to the letter written three months ago, sent originally to 30 of my district superintendent colleagues and friends, in which I shared some personal concerns due to recent trends and events in the Church of the Nazarene, and specifically, the continued and expanding influence of the liberal Emergent Church (or Emerging) movement upon our church and its schools. This influence has been primarily in the U.S., and specific examples were cited…

Dear everyone
If you would like to read the rest of this letter please email me at and I will forward you a copy. The letter was written by a good Godly man who had voiced some concerns over the Emergent Church within the denomination he loves very much.
This letter was used by some ungodly rabble such as John Brickley over at Naz Net and tossed around by the usual bunch of ministers of misinformation.
Orville is not a member of Concerned Nazarenes or Concerned Christian’s he is just a good Christian brother who is concerned about the road to ruin the Nazarene denomination seems to be headed toward.
He has no connections with our groups or websites.
He loves his denomination and its rich holiness heritage and voiced what he thinks.
We posted the letter to let others who have the same concerns know that they are not alone.
For the record Orville has not asked me to take down this post Im doing it on my own free will because there is no point to let the ungodly dog pile all over Orville for just voicing his concerns.
Then he is used for cannon fodder over at Naz Net.
I’m sure their intent is to try to cause trouble for Orville simply because he disagrees with the road the denomination seems to be headed on.
That of course is my opinion but it is the MO of some of those at the Emergent friendly/liberal website Naz Net.

On a high note they recently congratulated a person for his 1000 post.
I say kudos for that.
If the person is spending that much time on Naz Net he has less time to lead any congregation astray.
I find Naz Net to be a place of constant contradiction.
First of all site coordinator Hans Deventer (one of their undiscerning leaders ) compares us with the Spanish Inquistion
“That’s not so hard to imagine. The goal is not unity, the goal is not conversation, the goal is victory by whatever means possible because it is about truth, and truth only. The goal is either to have you surrender to their views, or leave the church. It’s like 15th century Spain all over, and we are the “Jews” and they are the “Christians”.
And then Hans seems to call for our deaths.
“They will one day die, that much I am certain about, and that will be the only thing that stops them short of the Lord returning and straightening them out.”
I know I will be accused of taking Hans quote out of context but this is the second time Hans has mentioned that the people in our group will die.
Why state the obvious Im wondering?
Of course all people die if the Lord Jesus tarries.
This is not the first time Hans has made these kind of statements concerning our group.
This is not about being paranoid (trust me we are not paranoid or scared) I am aware that Hans is already trying to paint that picture.
Throwing that kind of stuff out to the public (many of whom oppose us) is not a very wise thing to do Hans.
It just shows you some of the very sick and demented thinking and reasoning that goes on over at Naz Net in some of their leadership.
It also show the weak leadership over at Naz net.
I take those kind of veiled threats very seriously and wonder how a person can be a Christian and yet state those type of things?
Best answer is they are probably not Christian.
I do however appreciate the fact that God uses Naz Net to bring light to the very darkness( darknessin the form of the Emergent Church heresy and folks who would tear apart the very words of God) that is developing over the Nazarene denomination and the Body of Christ by prompting some to link to our sites.

As for some of the folks over at Naz Net Jesus really said it best in John 8:44

“You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and stayed not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Please forgive me for the rant but Orville is not part of our group and I hate to see him attacked and put down simply because he voices some of the same concerns we have with the Nazarene denomination.
Again anyone wanting to see the letter pleae email me or Manny.
my email is
Sincerely in Christ


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