Response To Peter Vadala.com/blog “Discerning Between Churches And Cults: Boston International Christian Church

Response To Peter Vadala.com/blog “Discerning Between Churches And Cults: Boston International Christian Church

 

 “But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.” 1 Corinthians 5:11

 

Peter Vadala wrote a blog about the Boston International Christian Church that was filled with gossip and slander on May 14th 2013. I’m hoping to bring the truth to the surface and inform people what’s really going on in the International Christian Churches around the world.

 

The first to present his case seems right, till another comes forward and questions him.” Proverbs 18:17

 

My name is Coltin Rohn and I am the Evangelist of the Boston International Christian Church. We are a new congregation to the city of Boston as we just started the organization on September 23rd 2012.  We are a church that is devoted to the scriptures of the Bible. We believe it is possible to live them out daily and we teach and inspire each other to do so. Many people’s lives have changed in a great way. To read about this good news and some recent stories feel free to visit http://www.bostonicc.org/calendar/good-news-email/.

 

Peter came and visited our fellowship for a few weeks in a row, and also participated in personal Bible studies with some of our members. However, after a few studies decided to not come back again. Not once did Peter mention anything to me in regards to our fellowship or leadership being in sin (Matthew 18:15). Since his article is full of “slander” and “gossip” against myself, and the “Boston International Christian Church” (miss spelled at times as the “International Church of Christ” which is a different fellowship entirely) I felt obligated to contact him personally before writing this article.  However, the number on his blog is to a job he has not worked at in 5 years.

 

It is stated in his article that we are “Unhealthy, possibly damaging, leadership did not seem to reflect godly character, I [Peter] felt the arrogance of Dante (I believe is taken from the reading “Paradiso”), stalkers, exalting one another, destructive in their work, team of stalkers, manipulative tendencies, feminized men, making hypocrites, unwittingly follow their teacher’s hypocrisy and arrogance, rotten teachers” and “cultish Boston International Christian Church.” This is not true and a bunch of lies.

 

The 1st reasoning for all of this slander and gossip from Peter is stated in his first paragraph: “namely [on] the contingency of baptism in the salvation process.” Because there is a disagreement of the importance of baptism (or even why you would get baptized) Peter has set up false arguments to try and persuade any reader from visiting our fellowship and finding out the truth for themselves.

 

One of the things Peter was flustered about was the amount of calls he received, as he said it was a “blitzkrieg of phone calls…large frequency of phone calls”. This statement can only be understood when we have the context of the situation. If a person receives no calls each year, then 2 calls a week would seem to him as a large frequency of phone calls.  Peter later stated that the calling was “just enough- so that they are not crossing the line” proving the fact that he himself did not feel like the calling was “too much” or even that people were “stalking” him.  Members of our fellowship are willing to have a “relationship” through out the week, not just on Sundays.  Never was it “out of line” or a “stalker amount” but was a consistency to maintain a relationship that is among friends and family members.  If you are being called too much, simply ask the person that is calling you to stop and they will. We do not have an alternative motive, only to love people the way we believe Jesus loves us.

 

Peter was also upset about our “Biblical model of male headship”, but then later agrees with our teaching (1 Ti 2:12 men should lead the women spiritually) that “women are not intended to lead men.”

However, we believe and teach that we need to have women leadership. Titus 2:3-5 states that women are needed to lead other women. We also understand that the women of the Bible are not to be overlooked, like Deborah and Esther who lead the people of God because no man was willing to do it (or in the position to do so).  We believe males are to rise up and become the men that can lead women in a spiritual, physical and emotional way. Not unjustly or harshly, but lovingly and with godly character.

 

At the Boston International Christian Church (and any of the International Christian Churches part of the Sold Out movement) we want to keep our people informed about everything, from our doctrine to our ways of life and even how the weekly contribution is distributed and spent (this is why we have a financial presentation each year with documentation for each member and visitor). Cults keep their people ignorant but we want everything to be in the light and in accordance with the Word of God.

 

This is very different then what Peter Vadala believes as of right now he is calling people to listen to an unknown author that teaches meditation at http://petervadala.com/happiness. This link calls people to listen three times a day, especially morning and night and that it would be unwise to analyze why it works so well, but that your to do it blindly. Cults want people to follow blindly and to be ignorant. We want people to be informed!

 

If you have any questions in regards to the Boston International Christian Church, The Sold Out Movement, or Myself feel free to contact me at my personal number 857-214-0428 or email me at Coltin.rohn@usd21.org.

 

To God be all the glory and praise,

 

Coltin L Rohn

Evangelist of the

Boston International Christian Church

www.bostonicc.org

www.youtube.com/BostonDisciples