I don’t hate people and neither does Elohim. But he does hate sin and deception. We see in scripture the false teachers and false prophets exposed as well as all unfruitful works of darkness. Even though we are to forgive our enemies, neither should we allow them to hurt other people.

Taking the preeminence is condemned in scripture. That place only belongs to Yeshua HaMashiach. The pastor does not Lord it over others. Being a Pastor is simply a role within the body which is governed by a board of elders, not one single man.

And He is before all, and in Him all hold together. And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that He might become the One who is first in all.
Colossians 1:17,18 TS2009

I wrote to the assembly, but Diotrephes, who loves to be the first among them, does not receive us.
3 John 1:9

Shepherd the flock of Elohim which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but voluntarily, not out of greed for filthy gain, but eagerly, neither as being masters over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
1 Peter 5:2,3 TS2009

The wolf in sheep’s clothing scatters the flock. Woe to the shepherds destroying and scattering the sheep of My pasture!”a declares יהוה. Therefore thus said יהוה Elohim of Yisra’ěl against the shepherds who feed My people, “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and have not tended them. See, I am punishing you for the evil of your deeds,” declares יהוה.
Jer 23:1,2 TS2009

In the beginning when we started going it seemed pretty good. However, in time we saw that Larry Pratt is self-proclaimed pastor that Elohim did not call even though he thinks so. We came to realize that he is a false teacher and a false prophet and we left this assembly with the elders and most of the congregation leaving soon after. He was deceiving people and took the preeminence, running the show instead of letting the body of Messiah be the body and operate in their gifts given by Elohim. We have started another fellowship that is going very well. If you are looking for Messianic fellowship in central Tennessee, contact us. You can join http://MessianicWorld.com to contact the author of this blog.

I originally shared this video here from Yeshua’s Sabbath Church because my wife and I sang there. Sometime afterward it had been removed. I wanted to use this to bring more people. The perspective of the pastor there however is not healthy. That’s pretty much why he lost his congregation and I understand this is not the first time it has happened.