Pastor Jeff Adams
Pastor Jeff Adams of Yelm’s Paramount Christian Church has always been critical of JZ Knight and Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) since he arrived on-scene here in 2005. However, he crossed a line on April 17 in moving from his criticism to a personal attack and name calling, in which even one of his fellow Christians had an issue (see below).
Further, Pastor Adams’ denigration of JZ Knight was in error, as the Judith Knight referred is an RSE student and no relation to JZ Knight. In the Christian spirit, Pastor Adams should apologize to Ms. Knight.
Quoting Pastor Adams’ own Religious Column published in the Nisqually Valley News on Friday, April 30, 2010:
“We should break the cycle of negativity”
“Why do we focus so much on the negatives?…
The following are some Scriptures which may help you break the cycle of negativity & become more positive and encouraging…
– “Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up (Romans 15:2).”
– “Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their need, that it may benefit those who listen (Ephesians 4:29).”
– “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing (1 Thessalonians 5;11).”
– “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things (Philippians 4:8).”
For someone who proclaims these words as his truth, yet continues to spout his negative views about our local School (RSE) and people he knows nothing about from first hand experience or investigation, these words ring hollow. This man has never accepted an invitation to visit RSE and knows nothing of the school, yet calls himself an authority based on listening to the diatribes of former disgruntled students?
From the Facebook page of Jeff Adams:
Jeff Adams: Under the April 9th winnings, Judith Hampton’s (a.k.a., JZ Knight’s) winnings are posted. Look on their website for yourself and see how much she won at playing the slot machine. After all, she is the teacher of all these “disciplines,” and obviously can demonstrate how her methods pay off, right? Um, she won $43. Yeah, I’d be posting that for everyone to see. Brilliant what you’ve manifested for yourself, Ramtard!
Cherie McKale: The phrase “Ramtard” can be insulting to more than just JZ, or the students at the school. I myself, A devote disciple of Christ, happen to have a beautiful son who suffers with intellectual disabilities. And I find ANY use or paraphrase of the word “Retard” EXTREAML (sic) off color, uncreative, and offensive. I’m sorry if this upsets anyone in this thread, but I’m not sorry I feel this way. As “vocal” Christians, we must always be sensitive to the words we use. Words to build up, not tear down.
Stephanie Perkey Adams: I don’t usually jump in these threads but in Jeff’s defense of the term “ramtard” I will. We discussed this before he used it. In music there is a single symbol which means to “retard” or slow down the rhythm. If you google the word “retard” it first list the word used with 2 examples as a verb; followed by 3 examples used as a noun and the 2nd of which has 2 definitions, it does not always mean the word refers to those who are developmentally disabled. I work with such clients, their families and we have close friends touched with DD children/family. The word has many definitions, not just one and was not to at all be demeaning to anyone but the lying traitor known as Judith Zebra Knight aka Ramtha.
Cherie McKale: In college, I majored in Music, I have been the worship leader of my church for over a decade, and have been a professional musician for 12 years. I am well aware of the musical definition of “retardando” … but I’m pretty sure music is not what’s being discussed here.
Cheryl McKale responds in true Christian spirit here!
Blog writer Klein is in his 28th year as a student of Ramtha’s and has been employed by JZ Knight for 10 years.