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Reading through Julie Roys’ toxic delight in destruction, is vexing and grievous like nothing else. At least the guys at the Elephant’s Debt were once part of Harvest Bible Chapel, and while unfairly biased toward anyone down on me and undiscerning in welcoming all negative opinions, they at least seemed to care about HBC.
Not Julie Roys, not at all. If you want to vent against Harvest, it matters not why you were fired or removed from the board, it matters not why all agreed it was best for you to resign.
If you hate James MacDonald or Harvest or both, call Julie Roys – she will not vet what you say, consider the source, tell the other side, or give any qualifying nuance to your slander. Exactly what you would expect from a #gossipslut, hell bent not on restoring the church but on destroying it.
In this post I want to reduce the narrative and simply supply the false statements, then provide the facts and documents that prove Juliar’s deceptions. (more…)
Is that Harvest leaders were using Julie Roys to publish uncritically the gossip and deceit they constructed.
HBC used JuLiar’s known bias and hunger for anything that would confirm what she admits she was trying to affect – e.g. as much destruction of my ministry as possible.
So just to get us started, here is a quick list of what Julie parroted as fact from Tim Stoner (current HBC treasurer) in her post published on November 22, 2019; in red is the documented evidence or explanation that each is FALSE. (more…)
In her cunning (2 Corinthians 11:3) and evil manipulation of words to mislead the majority who only read her headlines.
#3 Three Harvest Staff Do Not Confirm Sexual Abuse Claim Against James MacDonald, but Others Indicate Alleged Incident Was Well-Known
by Julie Roys, February 16, 2019
Again – the twisting and manipulation of words – truly evil and revealing JuLiar’s intent: she wants to destroy. I cannot say too much about this, as it involves our litigation against Mancoward.
The alleged ‘incident’ involved just 5 people, asleep after midnight, crammed in a space smaller than a Volkswagon, 2 in bucket seats facing the back, 3 on a bench seat facing forward, with a women in the middle. Nothing happened – nothing – and the other 3 people present wrote sworn statements giving their word that nothing happened. Yet JuLiar headlines, “Three Harvest Staff Do Not Confirm Sexual Abuse Claim” – no, I guess they don’t. In fact, they flat out denied it.1 (more…)
In Genesis 3, the Bible reveals that Satan’s lies are most often ‘distortion deceptions’, rather than ‘denial deceptions’. To say it simply, Satan’s lies are subtle not bold faced.
Back, back, back to the very first sin, we see Satan shaving off truth and cleverly twisting it as he tempts Eve – “Did God really say” (v. 1), “you will not certainly die” (v. 4). Most subtle of all, we see our soul’s enemy undermining God’s motives, “For God knows that when you eat of it…” (v. 5). (more…)
The biblical command for ministers of the gospel to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with great patience and instruction” (Timothy 4:2) will be mostly resisted, because the “time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine.” We are in that time now – Christians, in my experience, seldom bow to “thus says the Lord” Scripture. They will not endure being told that their conduct is unbiblical. (more…)
Is like saying White Castle is not the best nutrition, or that the Kardashians love publicity – just a MASSIVE understatement.
I am not angry toward JuLIAR in any fleshly sense of that word, but I just do not believe she is saved or due any Christian courtesy. I believe her only eternal hope is the arresting prophetic tone utilized by the prophets like Ezekiel, Jeremiah, and Christ Himself. Read Matthew 23 for Jesus’ pejorative parade against the religious blockheads of His day. They were not saved people, but like the #JRgossipslut were truly apostate. (See #2 below for examples of prophetic use of sexual imagery in confronting apostasy.)
Before I begin to expose this “accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10), let me clarify three things… (more…)
“Vertical Church” preaching is all about the expectation that God blesses the unapologetic, Spirit-dependent heralding of His Word…
But is there more a preacher can do to be effective? Beyond the requisite faithfulness to Christ and His Word, can a preacher do more to amplify the sermon’s impact? If you want to see your message make a difference, reach the lost, heal the wounded, lift the discouraged, instruct the weak, etc., give attention to these additional elements of a high-impact sermon. (more…)
I want to be careful in the words I choose to warn fellow ministers about the danger of reductionism in our preaching and teaching. Dictionary.com defines reductionism as: “The practice of simplifying a complex idea, issue, condition, or the like, especially to the point of minimizing, obscuring, or distorting it.” Few things discourage young Christians, or those considering the faith, more than an over simplification of the many complex issues current residents of this planet are grappling with. (more…)
I was a really skinny kid. To look at me now you wouldn’t know it, but my arms were like pipe cleaners and my legs like pick-up sticks. Really.
I was embarrassed at swimming parties and felt ashamed to wear my basketball jersey ‘cause my shoulders could barely keep the straps up. I remember going to picnics and participating in tug-o-wars with futility. A close personal friend, who was as strong as I was weak, could grip my wrists and slap me silly with my own hands. I know the feeling of physical weakness and it is very uncomfortable. (more…)