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The Worst Family In The World

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The Worst Family In The World

I don’t want to be accused of gossip, or sued for writing about a family that I know, so I’ll not use any names.

It’s the most unbelievable family I’ve ever met. There’s not another couple like them anywhere. Once you’ve met their family, you might even want to run away from them too. You will however, at least shake your head in disbelief as I have.

The Father is a big guy. He’s likeable enough sometimes, but he has such a bad temper. He’s always ready to fight at ‘the drop of a hat.’ The family and neighbors could entertain us for a long time telling about all the fights that he has been in. He has been ordered to take anger management classes, but he refuses to go.

On the other hand, Mom is quite good looking for her age. She constantly tries the latest beauty treatments and is determined to keep up with the Jones’s. She feels deeply, and becomes easily entrenched in the snare of wanting what she can’t have. I can’t count how many of her friendships she has ruined because of her displays of jealousy.

That’s Mom and Dad. I want you to meet the kids. The house is full of children. It’s no doubt the largest family I have ever met.

Everyone will tell you that they are the worst kids in the world. They are totally undisciplined. If you met them, the words, “little heathens,” would come to your mind.

  • For example, one has committed murdered and gotten away with the crime.
  • Another is a known thief.
  • They all lie.
  • One of them is a drunk.
  • Some had been in jail.
  • They all love to stay up all hours of the night and prowl through the neighborhood. They wrecked havoc almost every night.
  • The brag about their exploits.
  • They all reject the authority of the school, the police and the pastor.
  • They want to party all the time.
  • They are incorrigible.
  • They are all juvenile delinquents.
  • No visitor feels safe in their home.
  • No one in their right mind invites any one the children into their home.
  • They changed their neighborhood for the worse.

Their neighborhood was the nicest one in town. It was peaceful. People moved there because it was quiet and it seemed safe. No one even locked their doors. The neighbors really seemed to like each other too.

Neighbors began to put up FOR SALE signs on their homes not long after the family with all the kids moved in. No one wanted to live near them. Not only did the kids take over the neighborhood. The neighborhood association was not even able to buck up against this unbelievable family.

There was one church in the vicinity. The First Pentecostal Church, and many of the neighbors attended.

The family claimed to be members of The First Pentecostal Church also. The parents attended faithfully and attempted to bring as many of their kids as they could. The children disrupted many services.

  • They ruined Weddings.
  • They sabotaged Birthday Parties.
  • The destroyed the Church Dinners and other functions.

Visitors often decided to never come back because of what they saw and heard. Even some of the long time members left and told the pastor that they loved him but they couldn’t tolerate ‘that’ family.

The parents got offended with the pastor and began to talk about him. They finally got enough influence in the church and then they helped split the church. They went across town and started their own.

They posted pictures of their new church on Facebook and bragged about their new church and new pastor. They also told lies about the former pastor and church people.

Mom and Dad even became an active part of their Pentecostal Association. They seemed pleased to attain a degree of respectability.

  • I want you to at least meet them.
  • I want you to know their names.
  • I want you to be alert if they ever visit.

Remember their names. Her name is “Envy” and his name is “Strife.”

They are the mother and the father of the confusion in your neighborhood and in your church. They are also the parents of every evil work.

James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.


Written by Martyn Ballestero

September 3, 2010 at 1:51 am

8 Responses

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  1. I thought you were talking about the disciples. LOL

    Lani Ellingsworth

    September 3, 2010 at 9:32 pm

  2. It is amazing to me how The LORD JESUS CHRIST uses men of GOD like Martyn Ballestero to teach, instruct, and encourage us. THank you Reverend for allowing the Saviour to use you in instructing those that appose themselves. You are truly the friend of GOD. Blessings.

    Bryan A. Adkins

    September 5, 2010 at 7:21 am

  3. Very good and so true. Thank you!

    Keith Herion

    September 5, 2010 at 8:19 pm

  4. Awesome!

    Caleb Adams

    September 6, 2010 at 12:17 am

  5. Very good, brother.

    Dianne Pulse

    September 6, 2010 at 12:20 pm

  6. Love you so much Bro Ballestero! So glad I’ve gotten a Twitter… It will be a treat and blessing to get to read your tweets and blogs!

    Heather Peyton

    September 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

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