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Part 2 - A Final Appeal

Part 2 - A Final Appeal

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A
 
F
INAL
A
PPEAL
-
 
T
ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
 
Introduction 1Background 1Objections Answered 8Asking for Input after the August 20, 2004 Meeting 10Four Hours of Correction 14The Request for Chad and Vacation Days 15
C.J.’s
Superior Discernment 43
I Know What Is Going on in Their Souls
45Deceit and Independence
Ending New Attitude 46New Policy: C.J. Must Be Present at All Evaluations 56A Kangaroo Court
 
Brent’s Assessment
60Repositioned Due to a Lack of Gifting 61
My “Legalistic” Teaching at a Men’s Retreat
62Recruiting for Church Plant During Sunday Message 67Eldership in the New Testament Cover 69The Church Planting Proposal
April 2006 72Eager to Meet and a Final Appeal 75My Biggest Concern
Integrity, Truth Telling, and Justice 75The Case of North Coast Church 76A Minor Example Illustrates Major Points
 
“Lambasted”
82
 
Dave’s Missing Letter
85 Jenny Never Heard from Carolyn 87Dave Gives Up
Joins the Culture of Accommodation 90Bob as Enabler 97The Need for Genuine Accountability 109The Need for Public Confession 115Nothing Caused Bob Any Concern 120No One You Know Has Sinned 123Dave Harvey
Banned from the Churches 126Gene Emerson
Counseled a Conspiracy 133Bob Kauflin
Pronounced Unfit 135C.J. Mahaney
 
We Cannot Serve Together
136KingsWay Community Church 136Example 1: Gene Emerso
n’s Deceit
136Example 2:
Dave Harvey’s Lording
154Final Remarks 163Addendum
 
C.J.’s Travel Itinerary for 2005
166Endnotes 169End 178
 
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F
INAL
A
PPEAL
 
O
CTOBER
8,
 
2010
“To correct CJ, or to challenge his own self 
-perception, was to experience a reaction through e-mails, consistent disagreement (without seeking to sufficiently understand), a lack of sufficient follow-up and occasionally, relational withdrawal. Along with this, CJ was poor in volunteeringareas of sin, temptation or weak
ness in himself.”
--Dave Harvey
Introduction
1
 
I‘d like to begin by reiterating
why I
‘ve put
such great effort in writing you at length ina
―Response Regarding Friendship and Doctrine‖ (RRF&D) and
, now again,
in ―A FinalAppeal‖ (AFA)
. At the risk of sounding sanctimonious, I am genuinely concerned forthe glory of God, the propagation of the gospel, the testimony of Sovereign GraceMinistries, the well-being of others, and the good of your soul. I love you. I loveSovereign Grace Ministries. I want the full measure of
God‘s blessing to rest upon you.
If I craved personal vindication, I could have spoken up on many occasions over manyyears. Inste
ad, I‘ve remained quiet in public but made appeals in private.
 
I‘ve notslandered you. I‘ve protected you.
I have sought to serve you and the Gospel. This isthe impetus and driving force behind my appeals. I have no animus.
By God‘s grace,I‘ve
sought to keep my heart pure.
God knows to what extent I‘ve succeeded.
 In this document, like the last one, I have painstakingly researched all I have writtenand taken great care to present things justly and in context. I am sure I fail at points butwhat I have written is reliable and based on fact not hearsay. Once again, my ability topresent in detail is due to the use of primary source material. Otherwise, I could notrecall all of this material. My memory of conversations and events is not due to a heartfilled with bitterness. Quotations are
ipsissima verba
not
ipsissima vox.
 This writing constitutes a final appeal. Scores of other helpful illustrations remain but Ihave no plans to write you about them at this time. That could change in the futuredepending on circumstances.BackgroundOn January 14, you wrote me regarding our friendship and said you held
disagreements over doctrine and practice
that
now separate us from servingtogether
‖ in ministry.
I asked for a clarification on doctrine and practice which yourefused to supply in writing. Then I wrote a response regarding our friendship.

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