Because he claims to be the associate pastor of his Church, he's been asked for details, or to answer any of the many questions the policies of his Church raises. For example:We welcome them to our services and activities but they cannot join our church because homosexuals are not saved. The only requirement to join our church is a clear testimony of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ. Gay people are not saved so they cannot join our church. And it all centers on salvation.
But, he shuts down and refuses to answer, only responding with trite excuses. For example:Why not conduct a screening regarding the sexuality of individuals who request Church membership, and verify their answer, when you admit there's a possibility a member could be discovered to be homosexual, in which case they would lose their membership, as well as be promptly removed from their position of authority if in one anyway? If the only requirement to be member of your Church is to have had a salvation experience, which according to you is yielding control of your life to Christ through repentance and surrender, do you grant membership without evidence for their claim? Or, do you verify their claim first?
Also, is it that an individual can be homosexual at the same time as being saved and born again, but not homosexual and a member of your Church? If yes, do they drop their homosexuality immediately upon having their salvation experience, or does the time frame differ with each individual? If the latter, and it's after becoming a member of your Church they're discovered to be homosexual, do they not only immediately lose their membership, and/or position, but their salvation as well? If yes, and if the time frame for dropping their homosexuality differs for each person, why would that happen? If not immediately, what's the cutoff time since homosexuals cannot enter Heaven, according to you? And, why would they lose their salvation over homosexuality if they became saved and born again while being homosexual? If they do lose their salvation, where's the Biblical support for homosexuality being the one sin that causes them to lose their salvation?
I will not waste time trying to answer your questions because you are incapable of understanding the answers.
So, I requested contact information for either the senior pastor, any of the deacons, or Sunday school teachers at his Church, in hopes of receiving answers to my questions from them. He refuses to that as well.That is why you can’t understand our position because you, yourself, cannot give clear testimony of salvation.
My problem with all of this is I consider a pastor of a Church to be somewhat of a public representative of it -- Chapabel even plans to be a missionary abroad. And, if it's their goal as Christians to invite people to the teachings of Christ and salvation, then they should be more open to providing information. Not only that, but if he truly had convictions in his beliefs, he should have no problem answering the inevitable questions that arise when he's preaching those beliefs.