I think from here on out, November 2019, #CrackYourBible meetups are permanently cancelled for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, there are too many unstable people out there and I’m not going to risk my safety or the safety of those who come to the meetups.
Backstory Of Why Crack Your Bible Meetups Are Cancelled
I’m very concerned. A former YouTuber friend that I had to cut off months ago for harassing my subscribers on the private FB discussion group for Crack Your Bible, will not stop contacting me, despite me blocking him on everything & asking him to stop contacting me.
About 3 months ago, I cut this guy off because after many texts, phone calls and messaging on Facebook, he would not stop trying to promote extra Biblical books of the Bible. I told him it was fine if he promoted that on his own channel, but to please stop doing it on my channel as it violated the group rules.
Everyone is subject to the same rules, even those who have been guests on my channel.
Second, Third… Seventh Chances.
People in the group contacted me claiming he was contacting them privately and harassing them about these beliefs. I told him this wasn’t okay.
Over the summer I had removed him multiple times from the group but he’d apologize and in the spirit of forgiveness, I’d allow him back.
The final straw was late August / early September when he claimed on my CYB group that anyone who put money in a bank account that received interest would go to Hell. I responded that this wasn’t true and backed up my position with Jesus’ parable comparing Himself to the manager throwing out the wicked servant for not putting his money in the bank to gain interest while He was away.
This guy claimed that I, and everyone in the group, were dishonest and purposely out to deceive people.
Something Isn’t Right
Suddenly, after not speaking for months, in November he sent me a bunch of long-winded emails asking me why I cut him off, asking me to not hate him, while simultaneously accusing me of being a liar. On December 1 he contacted me again with screenshots of my social media posts on a platform that I blocked him from.
I don’t know what this guy’s issue is other than I know that he’s gotten wrapped up in some weird teachings coming out of a cult group I’ve mentioned here before. I know he lives far away, but I’m still totally concerned.
A Recurring Problem
I’ve had problems with certain men who I’ve banned on my channel (100% of the instances have been with men) purchasing tickets to almost all of my meetups. I have thankfully caught them before I sent out the location information, but it’s been a reoccurring problem, especially because they know they’re banned due to them contacting me via email. I’m concerned for my safety.
October 2019 Meetup
For an entire week prior to my San Jose Meetup in October, I had an awful feeling that something bad was going to happen. I talked to friends about it and they told me to do what I think is best. I can’t ignore a warning from the Holy Spirit so I cancelled the Meetup.
On my video about not falling into the forgiveness trap with sexual predators in church, a guy who had purchased a ticket to the San Jose Meetup started flipping out in the comments section of that video.
I took a screenshot of one of the maybe 8 or 9 comments that he left in a row:
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Ever notice how people who can't refute my theology using Scripture can only complain about my looks? . . Also, if you think that witches go around looking like the Addams family, get discernment. There are tons of witches even in churches who look like churchy people. . . This idiotic thinking that pale = evil is why so many albinos are murdered in places like Tanzania. #crackyourbible
TRUST THE HOLY SPIRIT
In conclusion, trust the Holy Spirit when He warns you. Just because someone claims to be Christian means nothing.
Even Satan masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)
I hope you all can understand why there won’t be any CYB meetups for the foreseeable future. I want all of us to be safe.
And yes, I’m saving all correspondence from this guy and will escalate it to authorities if he continues to contact me. I’m also posting this here as a public record of me documenting that I have asked him to stop contacting me.