The Sacrifice of Fools: The Hasty Voice of the Christian Alternative News Talebearer

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools:  for they consider not that they do evil.  Be  not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God:  for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth:  therefore let thy words be few.  Ecclesiastes 5:1-2

On February 5, 2016 I received at 3:14 pm an email from Paul McGuire Ministries titled URGENT PRAYER REQUEST FOR CHRISTIANS IN GRAVE DANGER!

Three hours later at 6:23 pm I received another email retracting the first message, which was entitled APOLOGY FROM PAUL MCGUIRE AND A CALL TO STAND!  It would seem that the first email had been sent based on a hoax.  Paul McGuire explained that in his zeal to help the persecuted church, he raced to get his information out.  So what information did he get out?

LET’S MAKE THIS GO VIRAL AND RAISE UP A MILLION INTERCESSORS, CONTACT OUR REPRESENTATIVES AND STAND FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN JESUS CHRIST!  LET US NOT REST UNTIL WE GET OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AND THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE BODY OF CHRIST TO RISE AND DECLARE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!  WE WILL NOT ALLOW THE PERSECUTION, TORTURE, KILLING AND SEX SLAVERY OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTER IN JESUS CHRIST.   LET US BLOW THE TRUMPET TOGETHER! IT IS NO LONGER TOLERABLE FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE BODY OF CHRIST TO BE BUTCHERED AND TORTURED BY THE FORCES OF SATANIC EVIL.   “WHEN THE ENEMY COMES IN, LIKE A FLOOD THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL RAISE UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM.”

PAUL MCGUIRE read below-  URGENT PRAYER REQUEST    PRAY for the church in India which had 20 churches burned down last night.  Tonight they want to destroy more than 200 churches in the Olisabang province.  They want to kill 200 missionaries within the next 24 hours and all Christians are hiding in villages!!  Pray for them and send this message to all Christians you know.  Ask God to have mercy on our brothers and sisters in India.  When you receive this message, please urgently send it to other people. Please pray for the 22 Christian Missionary families sentenced to be executed by Islamists in Afghanistan.  Please PASS this as fast as you can so that many will pray!!!  Just received this from a Pastor in Las Vegas.  Love, Pastor Pat Cross

The first thing I notice in this message is that there is nothing which appears to stand as documented proof of the claims made, such as a copy of an actual news report from India, or the actual names and locations of the churches or their pastors.  It is clearly a Chain Letter which had been sent out to test whether the Recipient has the hasty spirit of a Talebearer. While Paul McGuire has defended his tale bearing hasty spirit as being that of a man zealous for the persecuted church, he seems to have forgotten whose Name he invokes when he commits this sin.  Ever ready to give the sacrifice of fools as Senior Pastor of the Mailbox Church, Paul McGuire seems to think that a million intercessors who contact the UN have more persuasive power with Jesus Christ than the lone voice of a persecuted Christian who is the actual victim undergoing acute suffering.

You will notice that Paul McGuire quotes scripture without letting the reader know where he can find the exact location of this verse.  If we turn to Isaiah 59:19 in a King James Holy Bible,  we read So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun.  When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.  Paul McGuire quoted from the second half of this verse, and left out the part about fearing the name of the LORD and his glory.  Now why would he do that in his pious zeal for the persecuted?  He also places a comma in a place which alters the meaning of the verse.  He has the word flood, which references the actions of the enemy, to refer instead to the spirit of the LORD.

Isaiah 59:19 is set against a backdrop of The Intercessor, the Redeemer of Israel.  This chapter begins as a chastisement from the LORD, and ends in hope of redemption: “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:  but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity:  your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.  None calleth for justice…..And judgment is turned away backward…and he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor:  therefore his arm brought salvation unto him: and his righteousness, it sustained him”. (Isaiah 59:1-3, 4a,14a,16).  It will profit you, dear Reader, if you read the entire chapter for yourself and ponder the contrast between man as intercessor, and the LORD’s Redeemer, who brings true righteousness and justice.

At the end of Paul McGuire’s newsletters, he always displays this request for donations:paul mcguire feb 2016 4 (2)Paul McGuire was willing to issue a quick apology for encouraging his readers to believe a false report whose foundation was nothing but a Chain Letter-Pass the False News on urgently request.  However, he has never apologized to the author of this blog for the false accusation he made, nor has he provided documentation to this blog that he fulfils the scriptural definition of a pastor of a local church. Never mind that he can pull the wool over the eyes of the IRS, what does God think about all of this?

Paul McGuire will be speaking at the Hear The Watchmen conference in Dallas in March. The day after he speaks, he will be speaking at yet another conference.  The Christian Alternative Media is known for their Revolving Door Speaker’s Club, as amply illustrated by this particular conference.  However, as Knights of the Order of the Hasty Talebearers and Hirelings All, no doubt their Crusade is designed to test which one can be first in line for the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.  When they saddle for battle as commanded, it may be difficult for them to get this Battle of the Bulge through the revolving door of the conference hotel as quickly as Knights should.

hear the watchmen 206 2016 paul mcguire speaker (2)Who better to illustrate how the church has gotten in bed with the world due to their failure to repent and stand for righteousness, than the Crusaders in this photo?  The Go-Fund-Me page of Mike Whitestone says, The Watchmen Need You.  You bet they do. Remember, it is not really you they need, it is your hard earned money.  Are you willing to offer the sacrifice of fools, also?

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Internationally Recognized Prophecy Expert, Author and Speaker Paul McGuire Threatens to Out the “Anonymous” Author of the Tracking the Leopard Meroz blog

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?  Luke 6:39

On November 27, 2015 I received a comment from Paul McGuire on my About Page.  Here is a screen shot of this page with his comment.

Notice the Poor Man’s Copyright to the right of the page which declares twice that Jacquelyn Weaver is the author of the blog Tracking The Leopard Meroz.

Now one of the things Paul McGuire accuses me of  is “I don’t see you giving your real name in your Blog which implies you are hurling the accusations while you yourself have not disclosed who you really are, which means you have something to hide.”  Now when I read this comment to one of my regular readers, there was great hilarity.  This reader  considered replying to Paul McGuire’s comment by pointing out the obvious, “Look over to the right, Jacquelyn Weaver’s name is printed twice, next to your comment!”  But  then this reader read this statement, “Of course I already know you(sp) real name and who you are and something about you because I work with people who provide this information”.  No doubt most of the information these “people” have on me comes straight from my blog. After all, my name is not only disclosed on my Notice of The Poor Man’s Copyright, but it is also shown at the bottom of each post.  Also on my main page I give hyperlinks to my other blogs, which include photos of my house and yard, kitchen, sewing and painting projects, and my style of writing includes much biographical information, including that I live in Purvis, Mississippi.  Aurora Justicia’s Facebook which is linked in one of my articles, shows three actual photos of me, and while I am years older now, I still retain “that look”.

So these brilliant people of Paul McGuire’s are so stupid that they cannot seem to understand that my real name is Jacquelyn Weaver.  And because they are the blind leading the blind, they think I am hiding something.  Paul McGuire is so sure of this conclusion that he thinks he is taking the high road when he states, “If you want to ask me questions publicly and give out your real name and who you are, I will be happy to answer your questions.  But at least I come out an(sp) let people who I am. In contrast, you hide who you are, which speaks volumes”.  Mr. McGuire you have made a real fool of yourself here.  Are you sure that this comment was not posted by one of your stupider employees, who posted it to the wrong blog?  Is this some standard comment you make to anyone who describes facts about you which you refuse to address?

You claim that I am not accurate, which makes my comments a lie, yet you do not cite any particular statement I have made in which you care to refute with “real” facts.  Perhaps you are concerned that some IRS auditor might wonder if you do indeed have a local church which meets the requirements for the IRS tax exemptions.  Why are you not showing me  videos of all of your Sunday morning, Sunday evening, Wednesday night church services which show you preaching before a real congregation, and which allow us to view real worship in song and word?  I would be glad to let my readers view a year’s worth of these services, and to also explain to them that I am correcting my “misperceptions” of your so called Senior Pastor ministry of a local congregation.  Please name all of your deacons and trustees as well.  And since you hate anonymity, why not disclose the names and personal information on each of these people which you work with who provide you information? Or are you trying to threaten me with your Bully boys by implying you have something on me which is hidden from the sight of my readers.  I would really like to know what that might be, since your investigation of me is so thorough, that you have convinced yourself that my real name is not my real name.

 

 

Paul McGuire, Senior Pastor of the Mailbox Church

I have begun to study Paul McGuire, and the twists and turns to his saga are many, so let us begin at the beginning.  Let this be Part One, or rather let us start by looking at one tiny facet of this Rhinestone Cowboy, who appears to live on Stevenson Ranch, California.  While he is beloved by many Hagmann and Hagmann listeners, and endorsed by Steve Quayle,  I find him to be the Big Snooze,  whether his voice is carried  on radio, or whether his good looks are displayed on a video. But after all, what is my little opinion?  Paul Mcguire is the Senior Pastor of Paradise Mountain Church International.paul mcguire

This church has an EIN Number 90-0486140 and was registered with the California Secretary of State on January 28, 2009 under file C3188770. When I went into Google maps to view the address of registration, it appeared to be a residence, perhaps where Paul McGuire lives with his congregation in a home church consisting of his family, and maybe a dog, cat or parakeet.

Paradise Mountain Church International has its own website paulmcguire.org, which was created on December 13, 2006, and registered at the same residential address in Stevenson Ranch, California. And so, we must rely on the information on this webpage to provide us insight into Paul McGuire’s church vision.

The first thing we notice on the home page is that PMIC is “A local church celebrating God’s love with an emphasis on the prophetic word.”  Below this is featured the scripture verse, 2 Chronicles 7:14, which on the left side bar says, “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  Remember the capitalized  word My, you will need this information later.

On the left side we are given the physical address of Paradise Mountain Church International as 25876 The Old Road #136, Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381.  In the main body of this page we are welcomed with the greeting, “Paradise Mountain Church International is a local church with regular meetings, where we worship the Lord, teach the Bible, pray for the sick, and minister to the needy, elderly and widows.  We celebrate the love of Jesus with all people and welcome them into our family no matter what race, ethnicity, or where they are on their spiritual journey.”

This introduction continues, “On July 23, our Senior Pastor Paul McGuire gave one of the most important prophetic messages of his ministry, entitled, “America’s Future”, sponsored by Paradise Mountain Church International.  Please be sure to check back regularly for upcoming meetings in 2015!”

Well, I am eager to find out why he refers to the services of this church as meetings, rather than services, so I go to Google maps and enter the address given and discover a shopping mall, which is a short drive from the residential address.  I look around but cannot locate where #136 is.  I email a friend who is quicker at these things than me, and she tells me to enter the address into the search engine, and what pops up is the UPS Store!!!  So Senior Pastor McGuire has a mailbox church?  In case you think I am mistaken, here is what Paul McGuire’s blog has to say on this matter.ups stevenson ranch

He wrote on June 2, 2014, “As many of you know we have been holding regular local meetings since around 2007.  We are in the process of putting up a new website and communicating to people interested in the church through social media.  We will continue to make the times of the meetings available through websites and social media dedicated to that purpose.  We have been holding meetings at a local church, but we have decided not to promote the name of that church to the general public.  They are a completely distinct and separate ministry.  Unfortunately, a few people would call them and burden their staff with questions and in some cases were rude.  This is unacceptable for true Christians to do.  As such, we are not setting up distinct internet information for the church.  Please keep us in your prayers.  God is doing great things!”

So there was someone out there who wanted to attend Paradise Mountain Church International, and no one would tell them when the service was scheduled to meet. They probably checked the address at the shopping mall and found that there were no church services going on in the mailbox.  Most likely when they began to suspect that this church was an internet illusion, and the only reality of it happened to be that you could put money in the plate as it passed by, they got miffed and were as rude and as unchristian as Jesus was, when he overturned the moneychanger’s tables.

To remedy this matter, Paul McGuire created a Facebook page for Paradise Mountain Church International.  He posted on June 2, 2014 that this site was “dedicated to the mission and activities of the ministry and not just one individual.  We will be posting all the info you need in (sp) soon!”  Excited by this prospect, a very nice looking woman commented on June 10, 2014,”Please post your sermons and Thank You!”  Yes, I too would like to hear the church sermons made public, which supposedly were given at some secret church compound, hidden from the general masses of people by which, incidentally,  Jesus Christ had bled and died for.

Well, why don’t we continue back to the Church website and see who the deacons, elders, and ministers of Paul McGuire’s “We” language, which he uses when speaking of this church. I go to the About Us Page, and we find a write-up of Paul McGuire, Senior Pastor. We find that he is a “licensed minister through both Paradise Mountain International Church and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel.”

Now when my internet friend read this, she nearly fell over laughing, because as she had observed, he had ordained himself at the church he had created!  Now I cannot discover any other ministerial staff at Paradise Mountain Church International, other than  I, Me, Myself, and Mine, Mine, Mine.  But don’t worry.  None of these dignitaries, including the dog, the cat, and the parakeet have any intention of letting you into their secret private church services.  We are told by Paul McGuire himself that Paul McGuire (I, Me, and Myself) is a “professor and taught at Jack Hayford’s King’s College and Seminary for over 20 years, until the school located to Texas.  His ministry has been publicly endorsed by Jack Hayford, Francis Schaeffer, Edith Schaeffer, Tim and Beverly LaHaye, James and Shirley Dobson, Dr. D. J. James Kennedy, and Pastor Chuck Smith, the late Dr. Bill Bright and many others.”

So Paul McGuire could care less what you think of him.  Think I am kidding? Here is a screen shot of Paul McGuire’s answer to a letter written to him and posted in his Mailbag at paulmcguire.us.   In his answer, he snidely asks the letter writer, “What respected Christian leaders endorse you?”  So much for the least esteemed of the church being able to judge matters in the church. And in case you happen to disagree with the letter writer’s thoughts, how come Paul McGuire never reproves Steve Quayle for putting his personal opinions on the same level as prophecy?   Oh, yeah, that’s different.   Steve Quayle is endorsed by the same folks who endorse Paul McGuire.

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