This is a biblical testing of Mark Bullen Ruling Lone Bishop at Living Faith Christian Fellowship Brookfield Mo. If you read on you will see the unbiblical issues at hand there documented.
Jim and Debbie
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1) why Marks acting as the ruling Bishop is NOT biblical
and much much more.....
read on to see him tested....
Phillip Herr recently gave a message called The Agency ....
In it; he changes Marks word PROGRAM and turns it into the Agency ( Gods church ) where you NEED to be to ever be perfected in Christ. He makes the case for biblical bodies and mentions elders and deacons rightly; but he FAILS you mention Mark Bullen acts as THE lone Bishop and doesnt not keep the biblical model of multiple elders as he says he is the CEO of the body!!!! ( read on I prove that )
Not good Phillip!
Then in minute 53 the statement is made; if you don't MOVE to a biblical church you will answer to God. They are into making people afraid and it is very sad!
If LFCF is perfecting saints... read on in this testing to see the VERY ill fruit of Mark, his wife Angela, Jeffery Wallace who they parted ways with, Micah Bullen, Justin Schoelon, Jeremy Slannton and Randal Tarrant who also left there. None of these people show to be biblical godly holy loving saints when tested.
If you are looking for a biblical body, do not look here as this place is a unbiblical mess with marriage corruption, ill wife seeking, gossip, worldliness and at the helm is a mean spirited and unloving prideful power hungry ...Bishop in Mark Bullen. I do this in love not anger as I dont want to see more people corrupted by their venom. We love them and t pray they all repent!
Read on to see it all shown clearly with facts... no lies or slander!
Update Feb 2019
Feminism at LFCF
There is feminism going on in Mark Bullens house /body.
His wife Angela in the past was known to get involved in matters in the body that were outside of her authority, she even approached me in Walmart and debated with me ( a man / read all about it in this thread below ) and recently is it told she is texting a man to rebuke him about his marriage situation????? ...under Marks approval as well.
Mark can pretend his house and body are in order but, they clearly are not!
read on to see the issues and the HUGE testing that exposes LFCF
Note: while I cant agree 100% in the situation nor do I know all the details, I would warn his wife about his behavior/deception and to not be taken in by it at all.
I have text Micah Bullen ( Marks son )
I asked for a refuting of my testing in writing and a meeting with the deacon Jesse Herr
Micah used a scripture calling me a fool for my testing of Mark Bullen and he hid in the dark and will not answer my testing at all..... sad!
But you know them by their fruit!
read on to see Mark Bullen exposed
He is hiding....
read on to see Mark Bullen exposed
He adds the word "program" into scripture to give his false man made lording over bishop system validity to those in his pews.
He even got the latest scripture twister award
It is sinful and shameful...it is wicked!
read on to see Mark tested and exposed....
Sign a contract to go to church?????
See the document here:
Wallace is WICKED, a deceiver and he is ignoring/lying about my testing that proves they are in sin there!!!
He is teaching a false gospel in this book! ( you must be in a local church for salvation )
read on to see his tested and exposed....
at the 12:30 minute mark and 2 other places
he says he ( man ) builds the church of God.
See Acts 2:47 and Matt 16:18
It should not be so ..... unless feminism had crept in.
read on to see them tested to God's Word...
Mark recently sent his books with Miller to Africa....
This is a godly covering for a man.....
Mark Bullens GREAT hypocrisy!!!!
In his book Salvation Strait and Narrow on page 29 Mark says this:
Does Mark aim to brainwash the people in his pews?
53 times in a 57 minute sermon to brainwash those in the pews perhaps. ( His word, brainwash ...NOT mine.)
How very sad. We love others so we try to warn them!
po box 1311
I want to test who gave him that letter and more important....
if he even has one as he teaches?
This is a dangerous thing!!!!
Mark said in the same sermon #683 he says "he tries to not to scrutinize people" in his body.
I am confused???
In Marks writings I took great issue with him saying... it is his job as the lone ruling Bishop to judge men to see if they are worthy to take the Lords Supper that he controls? ( see it documented below in the testing in his own words )
I disagree it is Marks job to judge mens hearts for the Lords Supper as Paul said let each man judge himself in 1 Cor 11.
But which is it?
Is Mark testing everyone there to control the Lords Supper or not?
Perhaps someone at LFCF could clarify these issues for God's glory?
We have not heard of any repentance or any biblical refuting of the issues we have posted against Mark Bullen below. ( we know he knows about this as we spoke to his wife when see approached us and invited us to SUNDAY church.... )
One has to ask why is there not :
1) repentance or
2) a biblical refuting of the many issues below that I have posted against Mr Bullen?
Update Nov 2017
Meeting Marks Wife at Walmart
Note: I need to document this here so the truth is NOT twisted ( my wife witnessed this event with me )
We pulled into Brookfield, Mo to do some business and ministry work ( not related to Mark Bullen at all as I am in a Titus 3:9-10 situation with Mark ) As my wife and I were shopping in Walmart for dinner; a lady and young girl approached us and invited us to their religious gathering via a tract. She asked what body we were with and I told her we are in Christ's body and we travel all over to do ministry work. I then told her I know about Mark Bullen and I asked her if she and her husband attended there. She said yes and asked more questions about us till I said; I usually speak to men about spiritual matters what is your husbands name? She said Mark and I said your Mark Bullen's wife and she said yes. I told her I have spoken to/emailed Mark and I am divided from him over many theological errors/sins in his body that he refuses to see. At that point her phone rang and she said it was Mark. We walked away to end the conversation and move on. She then found us approached us again and said we are welcome to come to their body. I said thank you but no we could not. She pressed on still making me feel uncomfortable and I again said I do not speak to men's wives (who claim Christ) about biblical matters. Since she did not get that and did not just walk away which was the biblical thing to do I then told her our website has over 20 unbiblical issues with Mark and a large one is he calls himself the chairman of the board of their body. ( I document that below for you ) She first denied he would ever say that. So then when I said 'go with Mark and see it all documented on our website'. She then said 'well I don't have a problem with that if he said it'. She seemed theologically confused. She then said Mark has been studying the bible since he was 15 so he knows what is biblical. No disrespect but I witness to old men all the time who have been studying the Word since the age of 5 sometimes and they are still in GREAT error/sin. She made the statement you do not meet people that have things in common very often. ( biblical dress and head covering ) I told her there are many mennonite and amish but the Word of God calls His true people to stand and divide if sin and error is in the body. ( Mark does not unite with Mennonites over sin ) Again she seems confused on biblical truth. At that point we just thanked her and we walked away. I pray I didn't seem unloving or cold but she put me in a spot (talking to a lording over Bishops wife I have separated from.) so I felt it was best we leave the situation.
We have seen some signs and had doubts about various ladies issues in Marks body and this event showed us much. Note: I need to add my wife was at my side the entire time and did not say a word. My wife later added to me she was amazed that Marks wife would continue on with another Christian man about God's Word when she knew the situation. Truth is it is the bible that teaches it is the men in the body who reason for truth together, not the ladies with the men.
His wife was indeed very kind and seemed serious about truth, her faith and her husband. But as Mark has alluded to in the past: many men/woman are serious about their faith but............. they are seriously wrong!
We give a open invitation to all our critics: We invite you to do the mature thing. Come and sit down with us and have a mature discussion over a cup of coffee or tea with our Bibles open and hearts seeking truth. Until you do this, you only prove you're not sincere.
While his quote sounds good; let me set the record straight. In my experiences with him via phone and email, he was UNWILLING to go over and in detail biblical issues like the lone ruling Bishop in charge and give more defense for his ways ... he calls himself the Chairman of the board there. The only defense mark gave was James was the bishop in Acts 15 and that is a lie. He had no other biblical proof of a lone ruling bishop over others. (Mutiple elders was the rule in the NT body.) On more than one occasion Mark told me he had no more time to spend on me as I tried to reason in truth with him. In fact when I pointed out some sinful associations in one of his men (who teach there) and when I asked him one on one to please repent of him offering money to mennonites to debate, Mark Bullen ignored and did nothing about those sad situations! So tell me why would sitting down with him "and his men " (as he put it), be fruitful at all? No, until there is fruit of publically correcting the sin in his ministry we have shown him, a face to face meeting with him is pointless.
***I promise will take any of the unbiblical points below down as Mark publically repents of them. We love them and have no ill will but God's truth comes first before men! John 4:24
Note: Mark is more then welcome to biblically address the points I have raised here against his ministry and send them to me.
I also would be happy to speak with his deacon Jesse Herr on biblical matters.
Mark called me a rebellious hippy several times because I would not just give up and surrender to his lone bishop rule. If and when Mark Bullen fixes/repents of the unbiblical issues in that body, I will come there and be the best servant I can be in that body. Till then, we are called by God's Word to NOT unite there per many scripture verses like Romans 16.17
Please remember, before you think this testing be too harsh, Mark Bullen has written entire books exposing the sins of the Mennonite/annabaptist faith and offered money to debate them.
Read on below for the biblical testing of LFCF and Mark Bullen
To see Mark Bullen of Living Faith Christian Fellowship Brookfield, Missouri tested to God's Word, please read on.
We will update this from time to time so come back and check in often:
* The following info is based on facts as we compare them to God's Word through our own study and research as well as personal experiences, and observations. It is done in truth and in Christian love as a Proverbs 9:8 rebuke, teaching and learning moment for us all. Only those who would foolishly dislike a biblical rebuke will be offended by it. This is posted to glorify God, lift up the Lord the Jesus Christ, to help others out of man's traditions and expose the errors of modern religious leaders so they will come to repentance, leave man's false ways and begin to proclaim ALL biblical truth!
Note: If any of this info is incorrect please Jesse Herr contact me and it will be removed and adjusted.
Here is a short audio on this religious body
Use control F and Type Living Faith Christian Fellowship
"Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee."
Note: We are not in a competition with anyone for bodies to sit in pews so that is not the case here. We do not tell people to move and join us. ( we travel for the gospel much ourselves never in one place too long ) We teach people they need to BE His body where they are and we will travel to them help them do it. We find that in people staying put and trusting in God, real growth happens in people vs being led to or by error filled, programs of power hungry men. We are called to travel to teach and preach the gospel all over the country and we help people ....BE... the NT church where they are, NOT run to find it. (Though moving to one is not sinful; just be cautious please!!!) I am in no way interested in being an unbiblical ruling Bishop nor did I ever set out to be a leader/elder. I am happy to let other men be elders as I am called to GO and witness. My wife, our body and I just study, learn and obey Christ. I have with my wife, an online teaching/discernment ministry and I am (with my wife) a missionary evangelist that teaches the truth where ever we go.
We welcome contact from others who desire God's truth.
God be praised
To see the unbiblical teachings of Mark lovingly refuted go here. https://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/2017/07/mark-bullens-living-faith-christian.html
(Over time we will add to it detailed articles on each unbiblical points we raised about his ministry so keep checking back or join our email notification on the teaching blog and unbiblical teachers blog)
Some years back when we were really new in the Lord we had email and phone communication with Mark when we learned about them. We did once in your youth of the faith years ago, think "perhaps" we should go unite with them but thankfully we began to test them to God's Word as we are instructed to do ( Acts 17 and 1 Thessalonians 5:21) We saw some issues so we reached out to Mark to address them first and it did not go well. Mark and I did not see eye to eye on biblical church leadership at all and there was other issues we saw as not consistent with God's Word. So we had no choice but to part ways at that time.
I then tried via mail and email to open up some type of reasoning a few years later and again it did not go well. We had no plans to unite with them there at this point but we just wanted to see if we could patch up the issues we had with Mark. (Live in peace with all men / Hebrews 12 and we had bought property down in the state of Missouri. We thought of them often as we passed that area as we are about 2.5 hours away from Brookfield.) We found out some of Marks actions and tried to get him to see them as unbiblical / sinful as we care for them but he sadly rejected my attempts.
Note: We will document those issues on this testing.
Since that time we have gone on in ministry and thankfully have grown in God's Word (His glory, not ours) but we have never forgotten about them. We will admit we have much in common with them and we find them to be biblical in many ways today; that few bodies are. We applaud them in that!
Having said that we are also called to test and judge the body ( 1 Corinthians 5 ) not the world so we must speak truth and expose error/sin when we do see it. We do also see a dangerous trajectory in play in this body and we are concerned the more we test them. In my experience of testing bodies, the baptist modern pastors are some of the most arrogant, nasty, mean spirited, lording over, controlling men I have ever met. Well, sadly, Mark has MANY ways similar to the independent Baptist system that he was raised in as a young man. (He defended the baptist system via email.) No I am not an ex baptist just a biblical observer!! I noticed that about him at the very start and it got worse as we test him. We have made these points known to Mark so it is now proper to do this testing here publicly as he teaches publicly. (See Matthew 18 ) What we will put out in this testing is right from his own mouth, emails and teachings. No lies, or slander or smearing. We care and love others too much to do that. I told Mark in my last email to him; deacon Jesse Herr is welcome to contact me to correct ANY info that is not true and I will change it. As I told Mark, I desire NO contact with him again till he repents publicly. It is fruitless to do so based on his emails, harsh words and lording over actions. It is a Titus 3:9-10 situation between Mark and I at this point.
*We know there was or is some who had left Mark that have spoke ill of him on the internet and they were of the worlds ways and they did not keep their words about Mark biblical. We are NOT of the worlds ways and we will avoid that and stay with the Holy Word as our measuring stick for Mark and oursevles.
For the record: we are NOT in communication or united with anyone who has left his body. This testing is a direct result of our own experiences and testing of Mark Bullen's theology to God's Word nothing more and it is for God's glory and biblical truth, not gossip.
We do this testing with a heavy heart and with love for Mark and those folks. I prayed for years that I would not have to do it! (And I have tested hundreds of religious bodies in our ministry.) But I feel it must be done finally as I meditated over it for many years and the time has come. I must be faithful to God...
(Paul did publicly call out Peter, forever to be read by all the saints in Galatians 2 / I am not Paul but then Mark is no Peter either. )
Mark once told me I needed to listen to a sermon he did on pride so I did. In it he said;
We agree with you Mark 100% and we lovingly contend you are in error/sin/pride in various places that we will show using God's Holy Word.
We pray you repent publicly for God's glory.
Note: as it says on our website we welcome testing of us and if shown biblical error/sin we will repent of it and do it publicly. (That is all that we ask of as well if he really loves the truth.)
While we do find them biblical in many aspects and again we applaud that; below are many issues below with Mark Bullen / meaning we could not unite with him per God's Word and we see that correction and repentance is needed there. Revelation 2:5 / Romans 16.17
It is clear and we will show below that Mark is out of line in various areas and has NOT the authority or clear mandate in Holy scripture to teach some of his twisted views.
Let the biblical testing begin with the FACTS that we have documented and tested to God's Word:
(All info is right from their website used legally and in line with "the fair use act" for teaching/testing purposes only)
(I do have emails from Mark documenting the issues that I won't post here..... contact me via email or phone)
1) Mark teaches and believes in the ONE man total rule of a local body as THE Bishop. Is that biblical? He calls himself Chairmen of the board at this body.
You can hear him on his own audio saying that very thing via his sermon "What is your vocation" dated 12/11/16 on his website about minute 22:43...
Use control F and search Mark Bullen Chairman of the Board
Jesus Christ is the head of the body He died for NOT Mark Bullen
(Multiple elders who over see yes... a ruling lone Bishop CEO, never!)
It is sinful as scripture does not teach it.
Sadly I am not the only one who sees this issue. Last year as we were witnessing to others in his Missouri area a man brought up Mark (on his own) and told me Mark Bullen is known as the pope of northern Missouri for his lording over controlling ways and then he laughed at Mark. It made me sad as this is not God honoring or biblical in light of Peter saying this:
2) Mark teaches that the local church is the PROGRAM by which God saves men. Is this really what God's Word says?
This is a false gospel folks and Galatians 1 says it is 'accursed'!
Mark is adding and taking away from God's Word and per Revelation 22 , he best tread lightly here.
This CANNOT be true as many people in the world repent and are born again in the Lord who then struggle on ALONE in the faith often to their death without a biblical body ever near them. In the first century there were plenty of people that believed, then scattered thanks to the powerful move of the Spirit back then. My wife and I never had a body for years as the man made systems around us were all in sin and other true believers were not to be found. But we were true to God's Word by His grace...as His body all on our own. Mark in his testimony says he wandered around alone with his wife for a time after he left the baptist faith. Why didn't he just settle and compromise there? Were you lost in your wandering time Mark? No, it is the gospel/new life via Christ that saves man not a Bishop, body or program:
A godly body and its leadership can indeed help you grow and be accountable but it is NOT a co- key to salvation. That is heresy!
I fear for those at his body and taking in his programming ways.
Mark is placing himself between people and Christ for salvation and this is dangerous and heretical.
The body is His people bought with His blood NOT any program. Yes the bible had biblical churches functioning and in it was a design to serve God, I agree. But not everyone then or though out history or even now was or is a part of one as they were not near one. Doesn't the bible warn of a great falling away in 2 Timothy 4? We can BE the body where we are in our homes. Does Jesus abandon those who come to faith far from a true fully functioning biblical body? This is terrible twisted theology to say the least. He is lifting his church system/program up above the truth of the gospel. (Note: Marks "program" looks a lot like the Independent baptist system he came out of which is of man, not God.) This is slanted and dangerous theology that leads others astray via fear and wrong teaching. The early church was NOT building centered or lone Bishop led as Mark is saying. This idea leads to MANY unbiblical ways. As proof see our article on the unbiblical theology/program of a building centered faith:
Note: Mark holds ritual religious Sunday meetings in a set building added on to his home (not house to house and daily like the NT church did in Acts 2?)
See this quote from Marks writings:
This is heresy!!!
I will be the first one to say if you're in sin and you won't repent and a biblical body puts you out over that sin; yes you are in GREAT danger until you repent of said sin. See 1 Corinthians 5. It is your sin that will condemn you not a lone Bishop.
Pagan roman catholics also teach this false cultish way. We know and understand that Hebrews 13 says we obey those over us (it was multiple elders not a lone bishop) and we should obey them if they are in line with scripture. But we do not obey them into sin (Acts 5:29 ) and we always obey God first, not man! We are to correct them per 1 Timothy 5:20. The truth is there is NO lifted up clergy/lone Bishop vs lay person system in the true NT church like that of Mark Bullens so be warned as he is in great error/sin here per God's Word. Salvation is between Christ and a man NOT Christ to a Bishop then a man. Read your bibles folks!
There is one intercessor between man and God... Jesus.
1 Timothy 2:5
See this quote from Marks writings:
The apostle Paul didn't attend such gatherings for years and we was trained up? (He was in Arabia for 3 years / see the book of Galatians 1.)
Note: I do not reject godly men around me to hold me accountable, I embrace them. But if I did not have others around me and no godly men to speak truth into my life; God, the Word and His spirit is enough. Mark says no.
5) Mark told me once he controls the Lord's Supper and it cannot be done without him present as Bishop. He controls who gets the Lord's Supper. Did Paul teach this or has man made it up to control others?
Does Mark really think he can read peoples minds or see into their private homes to know who is worthy or not? That is silly. If someone is in open unrepented sin they should already be put out of the body.
Of course you will want to share this with your biblical body but there is NOTHING in the Word that says you cannot share it without a ruling Bishop to control your every move.
See this article that refutes man controlling the Lords Supper
6) Mark teaches a revised communion vs a biblical Lord's Supper as a full meal. Is the tid bit communion modeled after the apostolic way or mans ways?
Mark claims to follow the NT ways in detail but does not. He does NOT practice the biblical full meal Lord's supper in his weekly ritual service as we see in Matthew 26. He practices the pagan roman / reformers way of tid bit communion handed out. (Little bites of bread and thimbles of wine.) In this he is NOT following the NT church model set by Christ but mans ways.
See the article on the Lords Supper:
8) Mark teaches the synagogue is God's design for the NT church. Did God ordain Jewish religious buildings outside of the temple?
Mark holds to a Baptist protestant way of ritual Sunday man led gathering vs a spirit led, orderly NT way we see in scripture.
9) Mark teaches the tithe. Is the tithe for gentiles?
See his writing below:
10) Mark teaches Hebrews 10:25 is about Sunday gathering.
Is Paul speaking about Sunday church services in Heb 10:25 or something more?
11) Mark speaks out like he himself grew his church body.
Does God grow the church or man?
He did on several occasion's, directly to me, and even on his website states that he has built his church. This is a dangerous mindset!!! My bible says God builds His church not man. See Matthew 16:18 where Jesus says.. He will build His church/ and Acts 2 where God added to it. If Mark has built that church, per God's Word it is NOT God's body but a man's isnt' it?
When I informed Mark via email that we wanted to do a biblical testing of His body, he fired back that he then wanted to test us too. It seemed really fleshly of him. I had offered for him to check our facts before we publish it but again, it did not go well! Sadly he had years and he never cared enough to test or correct us on any truth as a true Titus 1 elder would. Then in a total defensive statement he said "anyone who has been excommunicated from here or attacked this body has been chastised by God severely. Is that like a spiritual threat you think?
Sadly Mark views a loving biblical Proverbs 9:8 testing as an attack when we are told to test (1 Thessalonians 5:21) all things. How sad, and it seems like a paranoid mindset to me.
He did offer for me to "be a man" and bring 'my men' down to talk with him and 'his men'. It sounded far "too fleshly and macho" for my liking so I said it would not be fruitful. (When he repents of the sin I have shown him many times, then I will sit with him and reason, until then we have chosen to avoid him.) Note: We are NOT attacking him we are testing him, the very thing he says to do in his sermons and what he does in his many books and articles that he writes then sells. Is it not Matthew 23 hypocrisy of him to do it in his ministry then tell us we are nit picky if we test for error in him?
12) Mark has open theism in his teachings and leans towards pelagianism. Are these ism's of man found in Gods Word?
I debated Mark about his Open theism and it was on his website but now I can't find it? I have via emails talked to him about it and he confirmed and defended it. I also have a first hand testimony of a man who talked to Mark once about his concerns over his pelagianism ways. (This man has no ill will toward Mark.) This is concerning indeed! The false teacher Charles Finney had similar views.
(Open theism= God doesn't know everything and pelagianism = Adams sin in no way affected the rest of mankind) If he repented of this bad theology I am not aware of it. It is another troubling sign here.
13) Mark teaches that Sunday is the Lord's day.
What bible verse teaches us a "new special day" on Sunday or did the pagans make this the norm?
Here I refute his sermon #722 on Sunday as the Lords day
Note: you can gather any day per Romans 14 but do not teach that Sunday is the new Lord's day. It is not biblical but it is another way to control people in the Bishop program you are building via man. Mark quotes the early fathers a lot so we ask "are they inspired scripture or the very men that lead the world into pagan roman catholicism'? The bible is all we need Mark and it nowhere teaches Sunday as the Lords day.
Note: Mark Bullen also quotes the Epistle of Barnabus in his teachings ( see above ) It was Barnabus who hated the Saturday Sabbath, believed the law against eating pork for Jews was not true but that only acting like a pig was sin, he quoted from the Apocrypha and he had other STRANGE theology but Mark uses him to defend Sunday as the Lords day, not good!
14) Mark is demeaning and calls others who reject his lording over or ritual man made religion ways.... hippy church people.
Is this fruit of a 1 Timothy 3 elder?
15) Mark quotes himself all over his website (a sure sign of arrogance/pride?) John the baptist said I must decrease so He can increase didn't he?
16) Mark is "programing people" and teaches a system of man made religious ways NOT found in the first century church but in man made religion of the reformers. Is the word program in the holy scriptures?
*He uses the made up term God's PROGRAM over and over and over! (It is Marks program not God's.)
*In the services he tells people who can teach, when to stand, sit, repeat after him, pray and sing.
Romans 8 says there is no condemnation for those led by the spirit. Mark makes it clear, he is doing the leading NOT the holy spirit. Just watch his videos.......
17) Mark teaches church membership. Did the early NT saints have membership classes?
Finney was an unbiblical heretic who taught many unbiblical things including sinless perfection. He is responsible for unbiblical alter calls and false revival ways today. Finney had an accursed gospel and he did not believe the holy spirit had any part in mans conversion!!! And Mark promotes and lifts him up? Where is the discernment we ask? If Mark has men that can speak to him, why are they not seeing his error. Could they be afraid of losing their hope of salvation? See our teaching blog for articles on revival and sinless perfection refuted: refuted: http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/
19) Mark teaches deep and long on biblical dress for ladies but is totally lax on it for men. Did God also cover Adams form in the garden?
Mark teaches much and very well on ladies dress and we agree with ladies biblical dress/head covering. The hypocritical aspect is that Mark seems to have ignored himself and the men. They make the ladies wear outfits that are all alike and very covering of their form, yet him and the men wear shirts with suspenders all tucked into tight pants that reveal their form /private parts? He recently said in a sermon...our ladies strive to wear things that if we walked into a first century church we would not seem out of place. Mark, your ladies would do well but in love and truth...YOU and your men you would stand out like a sore thumb! You need to consider wearing a longer loose untucked shirt and lose the suspenders for a belt hidden under a long shirt that hides your forms past your privates at least. That is more like the NT church of Paul's day. That may not happen as Mark may call that sloppy, unkept and hippy like when it is far closer to the robes men wore then his tucked in ways he has them all wearing at LFCF. (We appreciate their dress standards for women though we do not teach everyone must dress exactly alike but just to be biblical.) He has the Baptist mindset of being clean and tidy and all in place neatly which is fine, but you're clearly NOT biblical in your men's dress code.
Note: I do not, as a man, wear a long robe but I have been convicted to untuck and wear a long loose shirt that covers past my private parts. It is much closer to what biblical dress and covering our forms should be as men. See my article on that here: http://spiritandtruthdiscernment.blogspot.com/search/label/Men%27s%20Apparel
2o) Mark sells $$$$ the truth of God for money (his books)
Where did Jesus or Paul do this.... ever?
If modelling the NT church in all ways is Marks goal, can he show me where Paul or Jesus EVER "sold" God's truth to anyone? Chapter and verse please? Yes he gives books away but he also sells them. He also has a donate button on his website which means he will take money for others NOT knowing who they are? This is not consistent with the NT apostolic church he claims to follow is it?
21) Mark does ritual annual foot washing services showing they are dead to the spirit of God vs doing rituals out of context.
I fear for Mark as he seems to walk in the flesh a lot. Romans 8:8
He makes these fleshly statements to lash out and they ar not based on truth. Once he told me that because I had my own business and I had time to be in the Word a lot that I was semi retired and I needed to work more! Recently he told me via email .."you have done virtually nothing for the kingdom of God". I admit God does it all so we take no credit but God has us striving for the biblical gospel, teaching the biblical NT body all over the nation and God has me in a teaching discernment website that reaches across the globe with people in many states/countries reaching back to us. God does it all amen? Via Gods spirit we have a small body, we reject the worlds ways, my house is in order, we defend the faith and we make biblical disciples. ONLY a fleshly man with venom in his heart would say to another man who strives on for Christ: "you have done virtually nothing for the kingdom of God" . Is Mark god like that he can see our fruit and works over the years from afar when he has never tested us, knows not who God has planted seeds in via us? He has never even offered biblical advise to us in love? I tell you this so the truth be known. His flesh is getting in the way of God's glory and biblical ministry so I fear for others there. Read Proverbs 6 and what God hates.... lying is on of them!
23) Mark writes entire books exposing error and sin of others but when he is questioned, he calls me nit picky, prideful and arrogant for pointing out his biblical error/sin. Is a whole book on one single topic nit picky and prideful? (Mark does that...)
Mark obviously is not used to being tested or corrected. He called me prideful just for standing against his false ways and using the bible? In truth he has much correct and again we admit that. But Mark is also teaching the people at LFCF a false gospel, ritual system/program of gathering and in it is a form of control/programing by telling them what to do at every step (when to stand up sit down and repeat after me, pray now, sing now etc etc) He is also striving as THE man in charge as the bishop. This is dangerous and unbiblical because it over is not the biblical way of multiple elders, it takes over the holy spirits way, and over time people stop thinking/discerning for themselves or allowing the spirit to lead. They just follow men and in this case its Mark and who he approves of. He teaches against Mennonites who have unbiblical ways including the name. ( Menno was a man and we agree they are in sin) Does Mark realize the people around his area call them the Bullenites? He is known for his lording over ways all over the state. By the way, Apostle Paul is against ANY divisions by names. 1 Corinthians 1:12. The ONLY way that Bullenite name has come to be around him is because Mark has lifted and made HIMSELF the leader vs lifting up Christ alone and in time multiple men will rise up in the elder leads. Again the power hungry, mean spirited, sharp tongued fleshly, false leader in 3 Jdohn 1 comes to mind and it wont end well I fear for Mark or the others. We want better for them all.....
24) I have seen and heard what others have said about Mark in person and on the internet. While I cannot confirm ALL of the troubling issues I have heard reported at this body; I can confirm the stories we heard about a mean spirited, lording over, playing favorites, bible twisting, threatening you will lose your soul if you leave Bishop Mark. It is exactly what we have experienced with him and we want others headed there to know what they are getting into.
25) Mark has this body registered ( as of 2010 ) as a business with the state of Missouri? What does God's true NT body have to do with a business linked to the secular state we ask?
Did Jesus or Paul sell the gospel truth? I think not....
Mark likes to give the impression he is VERY different then the false denominational Baptist places he grew up in. But here is the truth:
Take away his ladies dress and covering and add TV into their homes and a piano in their ritual services and sadly, he is NOT that far from the very unbiblical Baptist circles he left.
The TRUE NT biblical body is VERY different in how it gathers, functions and is overseen. We teach all about it at our website:
( we sell nothing and do not ask you to come join us either )
In closing; I have said a lot here. Mark loves to use his unbiblical program ideas and he uses it over and over as a mind controlling battering ram to drive home his ways. He teaches that your hope is Jesus and the local church. That is a lie. He teaches you should follow your leader / a lone Bishop just like Paul said follow me in 1 Corinthians 11. The problem is Mark needs to check his bible and his ego at the door. Paul met with Christ personally and was INSPIRED by God. Mark is NOT, nor am I.
Paul said keep the traditins HE handed down in 2 Thessalonians 3 not the ones Mark Bullen has made up. (And a lone Bishop was NOT in Pauls traditions.)
Again, he has many prideful ways of an unbiblical independent baptist modern pastor and that is very sad. Honestly, I must admit in love, I have great concern for him. I do see unbiblical signs as we have documented in Marks power hungry ways. In our years of testing religious bodies to the Word, we see various traits that can (not always) show symptoms of great trouble in religious bodies led by one zealous man who over time leaves scripture more and more to hold their power and build a religious group of their own.
Those telling traits are:
*One man in the lead / control / not to be questioned
*One man hungry for unaccountable power and control
*One man who teaches if you leave him you're lost to hell
*He tries to intimidate those who disagree
*He gathers people into controlled settings / his home
*He controls the ordained things of God that was given to His people
*The use of non biblical terms to program people over and over (in this case the word "program", lone Bishops, Lord's Day etc )
*He demeans/lies about those who try to test him to the Word
*He won't repent when shown obvious sin / he is above reproof
*He has a "gathering here" mentality so he can lead more souls
*He believes HE has built his religious body, not God alone
*One can sense a dangerous "prophets mindset" within Mark as he is always comparing the OT prophets to preachers today. (add that to his lording over ways and it is dangerous)
There have been numerous men who started down this same path. The desire to follow Christ with great zeal (and some where along the road because few will oppose and rebuke them), some have become deceived some (a christ unto themselves) in some form or another. That is why I hold him to the Word here; it is our only hope to NOT be swept away by pride via our sinful ways.
Satan is the god of this world and a master deceiver is he not?
2 Corinthians 4:4
I know Mark well enough to know he will say this about this testing:
*He does have men to hold him accountable. If that is true: WHY have they NOT caught and corrected the many errors he has? Either they are afraid of him or they are biblically illiterate and not qualified to be in leadership.
*He will say he has a body of believers/church around him as if that is the qualifier for his truth? The Mennonites have MANY more people in the pews then Mark so do the Amish and roman catholics; so why does he think they are unbiblical?
More hypocrisy but it will not get by those who discern all things by the Holy Word. In love I say.....
Repent, Mr. Bullen, for God's glory and your own spiritual well being. We care about you!
I do not say any of these things lightly. I have tested, studied, rechecked the facts/scriptures and waited on the Lord for years to do this testing. ( when he recently called himself the chairman of the board of God's local body ) I had to speak up!
I pray this effort here will bear much fruit for the kingdom. If Mark repents, we will rejoice and help him all we can as I am no better then him in my flesh, ignorance and imperfect ways. I love him in the Lord and desire the best for him and the others at LFCF.
But if he continues in this power hungry unbiblical ways and role, I pray others will see this testing and test him deeper. Then we hope the spark of God's Word/true NT church model will ignite them to either leave all error and sin or not run unto any men with programs and ill motives. We pray that they cling to Christ and BE His church tight where they are. Our website is a resource aimed to help people just in that situation.
In the Words of Holy scripture; I write to all of you on the journey of all truth via Jesus Christ our Lord.....
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
If LFCF has any issues with the truth in this testing and wants to talk, Jesse Herr is welcome to call me anytime. ( I want nothing to do with Mark or Jeff W till they show repentance )
Here is a Biblical gospel:
Here is a 10 point biblical test:
Go to our teaching blog for MANY articles on biblical truth:
I stand ready to be tested and to help others, all for His glory.
Love to all the saints worldwide