Proverbs 28:13He who conceals his sins does not prosper,but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
IntroductionI have labored with the hope that this document, in addition to the previous two, willserve your soul, Sovereign Grace Ministries, and most of all the gospel. I remaingrateful for the many years I was blessed by God to serve in your company and thecompany of so many people I love and respect. What follows is an expression of mylove for you, my former friends, and the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ.I
found no joy in writing
a ―Response Regarding Friendship and Doctrine‖ (RRF&D),―A Final Appeal‖ (AFA), and now ―Concluding Remarks‖ (CR).
I believe the Lord ledme, and enabled me to write, but it has not been a pleasant task. In particular, I havenot enjoyed making my case in such detail. I wish it were unnecessary but generalappeals to you for repentance have never been effectual.In fact, it is only in the face of overwhelming evidence, godly pressure from peers, andimpending consequences; that one gains your attention and then with difficulty.RRF&D and AFA followed 10 years of correction.C.J.,
I am genuinely grateful to the Triune God for the fruits of pride you‘ve
d, the changes you‘ve made and the input your received from others
. ButI also remain deeply concerned because you and the Board of Directors are unaffectedon so many important fronts. That is alarming. So here is my last attempt to focus yourattention. I hope you find it redemptive.
Limited Response and No Public ConfessionI made my final appeal in AFA. As a wrap up,
I‘ve decided to write
CR. It consists ofconcluding comments. I sincerely hoped this third document would be unnecessarybut that is not the case having received such limited responses to RRF&D and AFAfrom you and the Board of Directors. While I appreciated the restatement of personalpride in your second response, the issues addressed remained narrow in scope whencompared to the wide range of moral issues I brought to your attention. Furthermore,you again expressed no desire, and no need for a public confession to the movement or