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Try This Twelve Step Program on for Size!

Memo to the SGM Board: 

I’ve come up with a great idea!  Surely inspired by the Holy Spirit.  I am going to do my own three panel investigation of C.J.  Certainly you’ll support this endeavor since you believe so strongly in the Golden Rule – at least for him.  “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)

Here’s how my twelve step program will work.  Try it on for size. 

  1. Three people will serve on each panel.
  2. I will pick those people.
  3. Jim from SGM Refuge will be on one panel.
  4. Kris and Guy from SGM Survivors will be on the other two panels.
  5. Six additional people will fill out the panels that are known opponents of C.J. or at least have concerns for him.
  6. I’ll call 18 witnesses against C.J. but won’t tell him who they are.  These witnesses need not have any integrity and can be proven liars.
  7. Their testimony will be solicited behind closed doors and I won’t let C.J. know what they say against him or give him opportunity to cross examine them.
  8. I won’t allow C.J. to pick any witnesses who can testify on his behalf and I will limit his participation to one of the three hearings.
  9. I’ll restrict the hearings to very narrow questions but inform C.J. when he arrives at is hearing that he can share anything to make sure he is unprepared.
  10. This panel won’t include in its report anything C.J. says or evidence he presents but people will never know because I won’t allow him to record the session.
  11. I’ll have a trial lawyer validate this process so people think it is legitimate.
  12. When the reports come out I’ll send C.J. this Scripture.  Matthew 5:11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” 


Lastly, I want to express my agreement with the following email that was sent to you this morning. It is used with permission.  Try Jeremiah 9:4-9 on for size.  You’ll discover a perfect fit.  God will continue to punish SGM and avenge himself.  People, pastors and churches will leave and stop giving money to the ministry.  A split will ensue.  Those with discernment, integrity and courage will leave.  Idolators will stay.

From: Nat W. Clerk
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 9:11 PM
To: C.J. Mahaney; Dave Harvey; Craig Cabinass; Mickey Connolly; Rick Gamache; Pete Greasley; JohnLoftness; Mark Prater; Jeff Purswell; Aron Osborne; Steve Shank; Bob Kauflin; Joshua Harris 
Cc: Bryce Thomas; Brent Detwiler;;;
Subject: An announcement regarding C.J. Mahaney

The words disappointing, disheartening, and discouraging can only begin to describe the feelings that many people have, regarding these announcements:

SGM Plant & Build Blog: An announcement regarding C.J. Mahaney

C.J.M.’s View From the Cheap Seats: A note to those in Sovereign Grace Ministries

So, I leave you with this passage from Jeremiah to contemplate:

Jeremiah 9:4-9 [ESV]

[4] Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.  [5] Everyone deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they weary themselves committing iniquity. [6] Heaping oppression upon oppression, and deceit upon deceit, they refuse to know me, declares the LORD. [7] Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do, because of my people? [8] Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully;with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him.  [9] Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?”

It [punishment] has only begun.


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