Vision 17 Business Conference, 18th January 2017
The following relevant letters were added on 3 January 2018:
JIM TAYLOR REJECTED JOHN HALES’ 1965 BARBADIAN MEETINGS BECAUSE OF THE INTRODUCTION OF COMMERCE, AS DID THE ASSEMBLY IN BARBADOS, YET BRUCE DAVID HALES TEACHES THAT IT WAS “MINISTRY IN POWER” [Chicago 2011], WHICH IS APOSTASY! ANYONE WHO ACCEPTS THIS TEACHING OF BDH IS ALSO APOSTATE.
Vision 17 is the fullness of this apostasy.
BRUCE DAVID HALES PREACHES A DIFFERENT GOSPEL (Galatians 1).
Vision 17 is the fruit of this ‘gospel’.
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Articles published in the Nation and Barbados Today newspapers on the 9th and 10th February 2017 , reported that Jared Pudney and Stephen Bricknell were arrested and charged with petty trespassing in Barbados. The reports do not however give the full story, and many Bajans are asking for it. Below is the true reason they were on the grounds of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church Ltd (‘PBCC’ or ‘Closed Brethren’) on the 18th January 2017, as presented in their court testimony:
Faithful men have been coming to this Island since the early 1800’s preaching the Gospel, and as a result the assembly of God had been found here from around that time.
In 1965, a businessman from Sydney, John S Hales, came to the island to hold special meetings, in which his
primary ministry was ‘commerce’. When the man of God, James Taylor Jr. of New York, heard about this
he condemned it in the most definite way in a church meeting held in New York on the 29th September 1965.
He said that
business meetings wholly of brethren are not of God, and that it was
despising the assembly.
It was also stated in that meeting that
the spirit of commerce is Satanic. This meeting was printed and
published in a book numbered 154, which the PBCC members have in their own private libraries.
The assembly in Barbados quickly recognised the error of the meetings taken by JS Hales, and collectively
judged those meetings to have been wrong. A respected Barbadian brother, Mr S Glyne Hunte,
wrote to persons around the world conveying their judgement of the wrong
doctrine. In this letter Mr Hunte said,
Private business meetings attended by some were also
judged to be wrong, since the basis for attending was because persons were in fellowship. Thus such a
dignified relationship which relates to the assembly was degraded to business, and this was judged to
be a despisal of the assembly.
In 1970, those who Bricknell and Pudney associate with, had to withdraw from the assembly in Barbados, as they followed a man, Dr George Maynard, who blasphemed the Lord Jesus Christ’s holy humanity. These persons in Barbados later followed a blasphemer of the Holy Spirit, and after him, the same John S Hales, who then re-introduced commerce into the assembly. They now follow Bruce David Hales, the son of John Hales, who has promoted commerce to the extreme, and created a business and advisory body of the church, called the Universal Business Team. He has given them an official name of Plymouth Brethren (Exclusive Brethren) Christian Church Ltd (PBCC). Yet they do still claim to also follow the teaching of the late James Taylor Jr.
On the 17th January 2017, Bricknell and Pudney became aware, via information published on the internet, that the PBCC would be holding an international business conference for the church members the next day. While it would be held ‘live’ in Sydney, Australia, it would be broadcast real-time to the PBCC members worldwide. Based on their own previously published information, these events are to motivate the ‘brethren’ to excel in business for the new year ahead. They found out that the event would be held at the PBCC church in Neil’s Plantation (even though it is a registered charity (No. 26) and, according to them, used solely for religious purposes).
This event was a direct contradiction of what Jim Taylor rejected, and what the assembly in Barbados came to in 1965 about business and the assembly of God, and is gross iniquity.
Bricknell and Pudney were compelled by the Spirit of God to go to the event and warn persons as to the wickedness of the event. Ezekiel 3: 18-21 shows that it is imperative to do this in order to deliver one’s own soul!
They arrived at the venue just before the event was to begin, and were directed to a parking place within the church grounds. They walked to entrance of the venue and started pointing out the wickedness of the event, and how it was a contradiction of what the assembly in Barbados had righteously judged previously, and in contradiction to the teaching of the man they claim to follow!
They were ordered to leave, but refused to do so, as they had only had opportunity to warn a few of the attendees. The PBCC had no answer to the exposure of their wickedness, so their response was then to forcibly remove Bricknell and Pudney and throw them into their vehicle.
Later that week a letter was then written and delivered to a number of the members of the PBCC who might not have heard the warning.
Pudney and Bricknell were arrested* on the 7th and 8th of February respectively and detained overnight on charges of petty trespassing. They both appeared separately before Magistrate Frederick on the day following their arrest. They each admitted to their presence at the said venue, and explained to the judge that the basis they went there was to warn persons of the evil, and thereby deliver their own souls according to Ezekiel 3. Pudney and Bricknell were placed under bond for six months, but given no conviction.
According to their own court testimony, the PBCC are
tremendously afraid of persons witnessing the truth to them.
Such is their fear of the truth that, besides their actions presented on this page, they are also involved far more
* These arrests were made by Waterman and Vaughan, Station Sergeants of District A station. The nature of these arrests, and the threats made by these two men, show clearly that there is more than a normal link between the PBCC and these two officers! But this still requires further evidence . . .
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