Pensacola Christian College
and Campus Church
Are Academics Without God's Love For People
by David J. Stewart | August 2022
1st Corinthians 13:1-3, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.”
Kindly said, there is no love at Pensacola Christian College (PCC) or their Campus Church. I regret that I ever stepped foot into that place in 2021. Sadly, PCC is definitely a religious cult. As a born-again believer myself, since age 13 in 1980, I am used to being around separated Christians. However, PCC is something different entirely—having the harsh letter of the law, but not the loving spirit of the law. They are a bunch of cold-hearted academic types at PCC, not church builders, so they woefully lack God's compassion for people.
Sadly, my former wife divorced me in 2006. I have been lonely since, living by myself. When I first came to Campus Church for the summer of 2021, having just moved to Pensacola from the island of Guam (where I lived for 17 years), I emailed a heartfelt letter to Jeff Redlin (the senior pastor of Campus Church at PCC). I spent hours composing my email, to make sure I was respectful and kind to Dr. Redlin. I kindly made mention that I hoped to find a wife at Campus Church. To my dismay, he cruelly responded by scolding me for coming to church to find a wife. But I had never said that was my reason for coming to church, I simply said that I hoped to find a wife.
So I emailed him back, kindly, asking him if (as a divorced man who intends to remarry) if I was welcomed at Campus Church, because at that point I felt dejected and unwanted. He ignored for for 10 days. So after a Sunday morning church service, I gently approached him (his wife was standing next to him listening), and I only wanted to ask him if he had forgotten about me, or to find out when he would email back. To my disgust, he abruptly embarrassed me in front of his wife, saying that if I ever did find a woman to marry, he wouldn't perform the wedding. I had never seen or heard about this man until 2 weeks earlier, and he is taking liberties to talk to me like a dog. I shook his hand, greeted his wife, out of respect and walked away.
But the next day I kindly emailed him, letting him know that he made me "feel like garbage" as a divorced person, and that he embarrassed me in front of his wife, and that I didn't feel welcomed at PCC's Campus Church. His cruel reply to my complaint (that he made me feel like garbage) was to write: "That is your reality." I was deeply hurt by his foolish attitude and insensitive remarks. No, Mr. Redlin, it wasn't my reality that I created for myself, it was the horrible way that in reality you were abusing me as a human being! I could mention many more emotional abuses from Pastor's Jeff Redlin and Timothy Zacharias. These men are incompetent as church leaders in my humble opinion.
I am a forgiving and loving person. I had a difficult time getting settled in the city of Pensacola. I lived out of a suitcase for the first 5 months. I caught a mild case of COVID-19, losing all sense of taste and smell for 2 months. I was depressed over the way Pastor Redlin had mistreated me at PCC. I couldn't find a church where I felt comfortable. Even though Pastor Redlin had mistreated me, I complied and mailed him a very sweet letter on June 17th of 2022, respectfully asking for his forgiveness (because I had harshly criticized him and PCC on social media). I explained my longtime battle with stenosis and radiculitis (spinal cord damage) in my neck, and my constant suffering from chronic neck pain. I offered to remove all my criticisms and never criticize him, PCC or Campus Church again, if they would just allow me to attend Campus Church again. Pastor Redlin totally ignored me.
So one month later I mailed a second letter, this time four times longer, pouring my heart out and pleading to come back to Campus Church, because I missed the friends that I had made in the summer of 2021 there. I mailed this letter to all the pastors of Campus Church (not just Dr. Redlin). and I also sent a copy of the letter to PCC. No one responded! On August 2nd I was tired and frustrated of being ignored, so I did the only thing I knew to do, lash out against them again on social media.
That afternoon, on August 2nd, 2022, Pastor Redlin emailed me to tell me that I could not attend Campus Church, because of my, in his own words, "consequential remarks" on social media. PCC and Campus Church totally ignored my humble letters pleading for their love, understanding, forgiveness and a second chance to come back to Campus Church, but they ignored me for SIX WEEKS! Then when I blow up in anger online, frustrated from being ignored for months, they use it against me to ban me from every coming back to PCC. This is how they do things at PCC, and it is wicked and unchristian.
Kindly said, PCC needs to fire Jeff Redlin and hire a genuine man of God who loves people. PCC only hired Redlin because he is one of their own graduates, so he thinks like they do (and that is scary). Sadly, it is true that there is a prevailing ugly spirit of religious hypocrisy and hatred at PCC toward anyone who dares to oppose, question or cast a negative light upon them and their institutions. God knows that I feel bad about criticizing the PCC camp on social media. That is not my nature. I am a peace-loving man, I care about people. But I also care about right doctrine and how people are treated.
When I attended Campus Church of the summer of 2021, Jeff Redlin emotionally abused me horribly. I came to Campus Church with a sincere spirit of love, just wanting to be nice to everyone, and become friends with the church pastors, and brag on them to others (which I always do when I attended any church). Even the worst pastor still has some good qualities, and I look and brag on those good qualities. I think that is ethical. I am very loyal, to a fault even. Sadly, Jeff Redlin doesn't feel the same. Evidently he expects and demands loyalty from everyone, even though he doesn't reciprocate that love and respect. God knows that I was very kind, friendly, respectful and cooperative the entire time I attended Campus Church in 2021. But as a divorced man, I felt inferior and unwanted at PCC, because all my life I had heard that they don't welcome divorced people in the PCC camp.
But I was now living in Florida in 2021, and I was in the city of Pensacola, so I needed to find out for myself where I stood at Campus Church. The $64,000 question to Pastor Redlin was: “Am I welcome here or not at Campus Church, as divorced man who intends to get remarried?” It was a simple question, which Jeff Redlin evaded and refused to answer. I asked him in person (twice) if he thought I could find a wife at Campus Church. He just blurted out: “Pray about it.” You see, it is a Catch 22 question. It is a loaded question for PCC staff. Since they don't believe a divorced person ever has no right to remarry, Biblically, they subtly shun and ostracize divorced people. But they also know that it is wrong to shun people away from church. So although they absolutely DO shun and ostracize divorced people who are single and looking (as Pastor Redlin did to me), at the same time they won't come right out and tell you that you are unwanted. It is a loophole in PCC's corrupt theology.
Let me say right now that there are 3 wills of God in the Bible:
God's perfect will
God's acceptable will
God's permissive will
In the Old Testament, God's original intend (as evidenced by God's arrangement for Adam and Eve) is one man and one woman, united in holy matrimony for life. But during the time of Moses the people were hard-hearted. Jesus said to the Pharisees in Matthew 19:8b, “Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.” This was the permissive will of God, not God's perfect will. The Apostle Paul said he was “loosed” from a wife, which implies that Paul was divorced. But Paul said he chose to remain single, and recommended that for other divorced and widowed Christians as well. This is God's acceptable will. But the Bible plainly teaches in 1st Corinthians 7:1-2 that to prevent sexual sins, everyone needs to be married.
Choosing to remain single is a gift that most people, like me, don't have. Sadly, Jeff Redlin and the entire PCC camp refuse to recognize these truths. In their religious cult at PCC, there is only God's perfect will. So if you are divorced, they condemn you at Pensacola Christian College to a miserable life of masturbating to fulfill your needs. Does that sound like the life God wants for divorced believers? Meanwhile, Jeff Redlin hypocritically bangs his wife every night. Real great people, huh? Jeff Redlin is darn fool!!! No wonder God vomits out of His mouth the Laodicean Campus Church at PCC (Revelation 3:15-17). Pensacola Christian College is a disgrace to the cause of Christ, but they are blinded by their own Mormon style of sycophantic worship. Mormons sing beautifully, go through all the motions of playing church, just like Jeff Redlin and his clown circus. Matthew 15:8, “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.”
God knows that I do not hate these people. I love everyone unconditionally with God's love. But they DON'T love hurting people in the PCC camp, they abuse people. I am so sad about all this. I tried to make peace with them, but they are so high-minded and arrogant that they are out of touch with reality and normal people. All I wanted was to come back to church, and I told them repeatedly that I would do whatever they required to make peace with the PCC family. They cannot blame me for any of this, because I tried to reconcile. They wanted me to crawl and humble myself like a dog, while they haven't lifted a single finger to meet me half way. They don't want peace, and God sees it!!!
I humbly pray daily for God to break Pastor Jeff Redlin of his haughty attitude, to bring him low, so that for the first time in his spoiled life he will know the great loving heart of our precious and meek Savior. Thank you for reading.
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