After reading this sermon again recently, I felt compelled to send the following email as an additional plea to Michael and the other leaders. It was met with silence.
Click below to download the full version of Jonathan Edwards classic and powerful sermon. I encourage reading it frequently!
Michael, Paisley (aka John Williams), Jim & Eileen Kirt, Harri, Dutch:
Your owns words and actions and lack of repentance condemn you. Your complete lack of the Fear of the LORD is evident by your continued rebellion, pride and blatant defense of the unrighteousness in the camp. Even if you are not directly complicit in the sin, you have an obligation before the Lord of Lords to judge this unrighteousness or you are simply not fit to stand in HIS pulpit.
As one close friend of Michael’s and fellow laborer in the Lord told me, he hopes for mercy towards you, but the Spirit of the Lord has prophesied Judgment upon you.
This coming week will see the beginning of the legal actions by myself and by law enforcement against the leaders of the ministries, and will be followed by an expose on all the sordid behavior that has gone on for decades, including numerous eyewitness testimonies and accounts from others. The Attorney General for the State of Ohio has already opened an investigation, and this cannot be stopped at this point.
There is nothing that will stop the continuation of this save true repentance and humility before the Lord.
Here is a direct quote from one of your accusers, Michael, “We were devoured and have just healed, nearly…. If you ever need my witness i will testify anywhere and everywhere needed.”
And yet another direct quote from a senior Pastor who has known Michael for decades, “I’m concerned for Michael and the web of deception and self-righteousness he has wrapped himself in. Michael Howard is probably the most critical person I’ve ever known toward other Christian leaders. How will he judge himself when the full weight of his sin and culpability hits him? I honestly fear a spirit of suicide may now be stalking him and I’m praying for his safety”
These are just a couple out of dozens that will be part of the developing news article.
Grace and Mercy have run their course, Michael. It is time to fall on the ROCK before the ROCK falls on you and everyone in your camp.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
“As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.”
“For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?”
I stand ready to answer questions and provide factual evidence to anyone that requests it, and I stand ready to pray with any or all of you for your deliverance, just as I continue to intercede daily for the same.
Feel free to call or to email.
I close with some excerpts from the greatest sermon of all time, outside of Jesus’ sermon on the mount. I encourage you to read it again, and have attached it for your convenience.
“God’s creatures are good, and were made for men to serve God with, and don’t willingly subserve to any other Purpose, and groan when they are abused to Purposes so directly contrary to their Nature and End.”
“Thus are all you that are never passed under the great Change of Heart, by the mighty Power of the SPIRIT of GOD upon your Souls; all that were never born again, and made new Creatures, and raised from being dead in Sin, to a State of new, and before altogether unexperienced Light and Life, (however you may have reformed your Life in many Things, and may have had religious Affections, and may keep up a Form of Religion in your Families and Closets, and in the House of God, and may be strict in it,) you are thus in the Hands of an angry God; ’tis nothing but his meer Pleasure that keeps you from being this Moment swallowed up in everlasting Destruction.”