The following letter was mailed to District Apostle Richard Freund, apostles, district and local leaders on October 11, 2004
Dear Mr. Richard Freund:
We hereby resign membership from the New Apostolic Church. This secession is effective immediately for the following members of our family.
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Being convicted by the written Word of God, we are compelled to secede from the New Apostolic Church because the doctrine of the New Apostolic Church is not firmly established in written Word of God as recorded in the Holy Bible.
In light of Galatians 1:8,9, let it be hereby known that we repent before Almighty God of having taught and promoted the portions of New Apostolic Church doctrine that are contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Holy Bible, the apostasy of which we were unaware until we studied the Holy Bible independently. These portions of the NAC doctrine that are contrary to the teachings of Jesus Christ are Satan’s leaven and are tools of deception, and they must not be tolerated even in the slightest.
This letter is printed on red paper to symbolize the blood that is now on your hands for teaching what is false. I pray that you will accept the Holy Bible, God’s recorded Word, as truth. I pray that you will also accept that Jesus Christ alone is the head of every man and also repent of this apostasy.
Timothy C. Hanline, Jr.