Dear blog readers,
Posting what I am here was not something I wanted to do. I have made this clear in my previous blogs about Morey. I extended mercy to him several times now. Yet he has now repeatedly called me and other faithful believers all inflamatory names under heaven: apostate, heretics, antichrists, unregenerate, the legion of doom, fallen away, reprobate, non-Christians etc. Thankfully there are many people reading these several blogs right now who are seeing through it. For he says more about his own heart than he does about ours. What I am posting now is the letter I wrote him when I officially resigned from the church, Jan. 21st, 2007. I ask you to read it and ask yourself: do I sound like those things he is now saying? Am I filled with hatred and bitterness and jealousy as he and his crew say I am? I will let you decide. At that time the only people who have ever seen this letter are Dr. Morey and Tom Maxham. I have only given it since to my current pastor. I wrote this before Clark wrote his open letter, and he never saw this nor did he know what I wrote about, but the similarities are striking. Also for the record, I never said that Dr. Morey is not going to write his book. I have no clue where he got that from. It's not in any email I have sent out. Also, the fact that he brings Clark into this shows further how he is clueless about what is going on. I have not talked with Clark in months, and he just called me two days ago asking me what in the world is going on. But the tactics, antics, and insane assumptions made over there now well deserve a response. And this will be just the beginning. What formerly was a private letter of resignation to Dr. Morey is now a public letter for all to see.
Dear Dr. Bob,
It is with great regret and reluctance that I find myself writing this letter. I wish I was not writing this. My heart truly hurts over my decision. Please consider this letter as my and my family’s formal retraction of our church membership at Faith Community Church. As the head of my home, I have made this decision out of conscience and much thought; I can no longer in good faith attend the church and sit under your influence.
I cannot express enough that I wish this were not the case. You have been one of my heroes of the faith. I have profited immensely from your teachings. My family and I have profited a great deal from our time at the church. I truly appreciate the teaching and serving experiences that you have given me, as well as the strong encouragement that meant very much to me coming from you. When people have asked me what I want to do in life, I usually say that I want to be like my pastor to the degree that God allows me—I want to pastor, teach, lecture, write, and debate. I have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to do that (nearly 10 years now). However, there have been actions and attitudes on your part that I have not wanted to imitate. While every pastor has his struggles and weaknesses, in the beginning and for several years now, I just tried to look over some of these and give mercy and grace, for love covers a multitude of sins. But they added up and my respect for you over the last couple of years has silently eroded in my heart.
Why did I never say anything? Why did I never confront you on any of these things you might wonder? Well, the truth is because having the “thick rhino skin” that you do, and seeing how you have treated other people who have tried to correct you—and especially how you have then later mocked those people from the pulpit, I figured it would do nothing except make me questionable in your eyes. I would be a trouble maker untrustworthy for any sort of leadership. Moreover, one of your own top staff members told me that he directly confronted you on the unbiblical nature of debt (or more like plunging your already broke church into more huge debt), and he told me that you tried to give some excuse from the Proverbs and then tried to change the subject. This reminds me of your last Sunday sermon where you tried to use the Proverbs to justify why it is alright to break promises. And so I said to myself, Dr. Morey is not perfect; I can live with some of these things, especially since I do profit so much from the teaching and the church body. But this recent episode dealing with Clark is the last straw for me.
I want to make it clear that I am not leaving the church because of anything Clark did or said. I am not leaving because he persuaded me to follow him or because he asked me to leave the church. That is emphatically not the case. That has never happened. I have almost left this church several times already for other various reasons explained below. What has happened between you and Clark is the straw that broke this camel’s back; I have made the decision for my family to leave, not because I am following Clark or any such thing, I am leaving because of how you treated Clark and how you have handled this whole situation. But this is not the only reason. It is one of seven reasons, many I have overlooked, but can do so no longer. I suppose I will just list them out, not so much that I think that they will change you—I do not really think they will which is why I never said anything—but rather to show that my decision to leave is not based on whim or rash emotions. I am not a rebel. And I do sincerely pray that God will use these to help you see some things. But I must also say that the reason I am choosing to resign tomorrow is because I think it necessary to take a stand against what you are doing.
1. There are too many taxes on the people to support your programs. One thing that really made me cringe happened before I ever came to the ministry, now probably over four years ago. In one of your mailings from Faith Defenders that I received you were appealing for your mailing list to donate as much money as they could, and then you cited Acts 5 about Ananias and Sapphira. You then clearly implied that if we do not give our money, then a similar judgment could be in store for us also! From what I heard this letter was what caused the Calvary Chapel book store and Distribution to forever remove all your products from their shelves.
Furthermore, the whole Crusader’s Club seemed more like a money making scheme than a legitimate ministry that cares about people. You have to pay all this money every month to get a couple trinkets and some information that should just be free. And the person with the most money is the one who gets the highest rank! It seemed to me like the titles and offices were bought, rather than earned. Also all the thousands of dollars spent on the fancy banquets each year seems like priorities are out of place since there was usually public complaints from the pulpit that we have no money and have other debts to pay off. There seems to me to be too much focus on money, too many appeals to pay for huge debts, and even divine threatenings and guilt-trips to pay these (your!) debts off.
A recent example of such a threat was when you used Micah four to raise money for the roof (I still have the handout), making us feel that God is holding some exact numerical debt against us, and His blessings will not flow until we have repaid Him for robbing Him every week of our Christian life that we failed to tithe or empty our savings account out for. What is even worse is that in your Hermeneutics course—that I am (or was) teaching the men in our discipleship meetings right now—you outright condemn preachers who go back to the OT and use Micah four to support their building programs! Moreover, the church donated tens of thousands of dollars for CBUS, plus pays out multiple salaries every month to those who are creating it. Now I fully support CBUS and am thoroughly impressed with the work that has been accomplished there. But how much money has gone to just one more project again when apparently the church can barely pay its rent? This small body of believers—many who have left for various similar reasons as all these listed in this letter—have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to this ministry: to send your books out, to get into the building, to put you on the radio (twice), to build your school, to fix the building, to pay your program directors (i.e. “staff”), etc. Enough is enough.
2. There is too much public and private rudeness, crudeness, and harshness toward other people—especially fellow believers. I agree with you in your teaching “God Mocked Them”. But this is toward blatant cult members and pagan priests. My heart has so often been grieved at how you make fun of and belittle other Christians who you disagree with. It is not just me, even much of your own staff cringes. Also some of the crassness you have used about men and women when it is just us guys often makes me sick (e.g. talking about guys “screwing” or “banging” their wives). Finally, I have often been disappointed at how you misrepresent people, the alleged things they have said or did, or the positions they allegedly believe. This is one of the main reasons that this ministry has not grown larger, because it surely could be far more influential. But I know so many people who will never listen to you again because of these things. Enough is enough.
3. There is a loss of priority in this local church body: your personal projects aimed at people out there take priority over the needs of the people right here at home. Something that has repeatedly grieved me in this ministry is that it seems that you care more about your own promotion and programs than you do about the health and people at Faith Community Church. I believe the church has suffered for this. You talked a lot about the men’s discipleship program and you would often ask the men how it has changed their lives. But honestly, how much have you ever really invested in us? How did you disciple the handful of men who helped you lead this church? What time did you spend with them on a regular basis preparing them for the pastorate, which they all desire? None of us are allegedly ready and mature enough to be pastors, but you never did much to help us to be “ready.” Did you pour your time into us on a regular basis? I told you several times what my desire is. I made it clear that I want to be involved with you in ministry more and to know you more. But every time you talk to me, you only talk at me (for you rarely if ever talk with me or listen to my thoughts), and I end up thinking to myself: “What is he talking about? That is not right about me? He doesn’t even know me. But he is assuming all these things about me.” After four years, you have this young man in your church who is so hungry to grow and be a pastor, and yet you have barely taken any time to get to know me. In fact, there are several of us like this. Telling us to read some of your books and tapes is just not the same as having a live pastor show us the ropes. I got very little from men’s discipleship, for when you did show up you either talked about debt or the building or “Bob Morey Live!”, or you put us to work outside. This of course was not every time. The times you did teach were profitable and were what gave me hope to continue coming. I had great hope when we started the eldership meetings, but then you began to not show up to those also. I guess things like the radio program or the university or your book took all your energy.
I cannot help but think that our church would be thriving today if you had let go of half of the “staff” who work on your “programs,” and put their salaries toward a few men from our congregation as ordained elders. The “staff” of the “ministry” was always growing, but the true spiritual leaders who are to oversee the church—that is over 200 people in number!—have never even grown by one more. The church has existed for about five years (and Faith Defenders even longer), and God has brought you some amazing men who have served you from the beginning. Does it take more than five years to know that a man is faithful and able? It only took Jesus a little over three years to find his men, and Paul often less time. Is that a biblical requirement, five or more years of service? Such men who work so hard to be pastors and sacrifice so much eventually get discouraged and question their calling. I think of us who are in that eldership meeting each month. I wonder how many more years we would be strung along with some faint hope that our calling would finally be recognized and come to fruition—especially since we are all in many ways already serving the church in this capacity, but just without the title or pay!
Moreover, it does not seem biblical or responsible to plunge the church into so much debt for your radio program when we are already so far in debt with the building to begin with. When every staff member urged against it, you went ahead with it. The board I guess allowed it. The church seems to be run then by some semi-secular board of two people—one woman and one man who (according to my knowledge) is not even a member—and is not run by a spiritual board of male elders as the Bible mandates. Some of the choices made in obtaining the building seem sketchy to me as well, like the immensely high interest rate (esp. when we were so small) or the L.P. who are the ones who then own and have the ultimate say of what to do with the building. Also renting it out to questionable and even heretical organizations always struck me as odd, given that we are Faith Defenders (but if you legitimately did not know that some of these churches were true heretics, then scratch that complaint). And nothing personal against John and Ruthann (I enjoy conversations with John), but were their jobs crucial to the ministry? Should we have to actually pay for an editor and a choir director? Are those things even essential? Are those jobs more important than the one assistant you did have? And why did your wife Anne receive a full time salary? I didn’t know that being a pastor’s wife was a full time paid position. Staff is cut and laid off to save money, but not our editor and choir director—jobs they should have done for free! and which others in our body would have done for free. The Bible says that Elders who “rule well” should be counted worthy of double honor. You may get the double honor for laboring in word and doctrine, but from the sample listed above, it does not seem that you rule this church well: it seems more to me as a means to an end—a financial vehicle to finance your personal ministry programs. Enough is enough.
4. There appeared to be an arbitrary choice of deacons, thus further supporting the above mentioned problems. Many people also saw this and I think was one reason that led them to eventually leave. To be honest, I did not understand why those chosen were chosen, and why others who should have been chosen, were not. And the reasons offered in defense of those chosen were either unbiblical or arbitrary. For example, in our public members meeting, many people asked you why certain people were chosen. Why was I chosen? Your reason from the pulpit was that I cleaned the bathrooms and did janitorial work. But that was a job the ministry paid me for as they would any other person or company. Also during that meeting you said that I had not been doing that job for several months! At that time I was working on courses/syllabi for CBUS. It showed me that you had no clue as to what I was doing. It showed me that you had no idea why I was being nominated as a deacon. Is that ruling the church well? When they asked why Mike Robirds is a deacon, you actually said because he lays carpets and can get discounts on carpet! When they asked why another one was chosen, you said because he oversees CBUS. But this again is a paid position separate from the church. On the other hand, there were people like the Henson’s, the Montgomery-Scott’s, the Villigran’s, and others who labored every week for the church and who would have loved to serve as deacons. While Mike Robirds is worthy indeed to be a deacon (as the above mentioned), Javier at the time actually served in the church far more, was a faithful member, and he actually worked on our air conditioning units much more than Mike laid our carpets! And no offense to Judy, but what does she really do except greet people at the door? Heather Henson labored far more in all kinds of ways in the church. When we lost Heather and Denise, we lost, among other things, an amazing kids choir program. The children suffered spiritually when we lost that, since so often I or some other person with no musical ability was forced to go up and lead them in weekly worship. Many of the choices made smacked to many people of favoritism and arbitrariness. While I believe all who were chosen were indeed worthy to be deacons, the public reasons you offered to justify these choices was uninformed and unbiblical. Enough is enough.
5. I believe that there were unfair and abusive tactics used against the Villigran family. Before he and his family were officially ex-communicated, I was trying to listen to both sides (as I tried to do in this recent conflict, especially since you made it a public affair). Javier shared with me some of the tactics and things you did, such as leaving six or seven hostile messages on his answering machine, the last ones where you are yelling. For some reason you also brought out on those messages some sort of threatening about him being accused of child molestation. When I talked to him on the phone the man was weeping. He was so deeply hurt over the whole thing. The parable about gossip that a brother read on Sunday morning, mocked and made fun of them, calling them names in a snobbish tone and the whole tone of the parable was not one of grief and sorrow, but mockery and pomp. There were other things that greatly troubled me during that time, but I do not remember them any longer. While I forget at this time many of the tactics used back then, I do not forget the tactics used now against Clark.
6. I believe that there are unfair, abusive, and unbiblical tactics used against Clark currently. This is the final straw that has broken this camel’s back. I have calmly and patiently listened to the both of you, and I just cannot bring myself to believe that Clark is guilty of some of the things that you publicly accused him of. I have known Clark for ten years now. Your stories are contradicting each other. I hate being in this place, but I have come to believe for the most part what Clark is saying. You publicly rebuked him as a rebel during the whole congregation! And this only a day-and-a-half after you spoke with him about his plan to start a church. You gave him no warning, no phone call, no private meeting as Matthew 18 would have us do. You told me that the Friday conversation was rushed and not conducive to clear communication. But then without clear facts you rushed to print Sunday morning to publish a smear job. Even your current defenders who were there have admitted to me that you basically sucker punched this man who has faithfully served you full time for the last four years! This to me seems to be an abuse of power, an abuse of your position of an elder. You told me he jumped the gun, but it sure seems to me that you didn’t jump the gun—you shot your co-worker with it!
The day before you did this, I hung out with Clark all day. He and Dana were happy and thankful that you (while reluctant or sad to let him go), were nevertheless going to accept his choice and be council for him when he needs it. He was shocked by what happened Sunday. He told me that day that when he heard about what happened, he felt like someone punched him in the face. Among other things, that Sunday (01-13-07) you told the congregation that Clark is not guilty of any moral or doctrinal sin, but then you accused him of the following things:
1. He is trying to split or divide the church and steal sheep.
2. He doesn’t care if you do not accept his ordination from you, he will just ordain himself.
3. He is going to try to take as many people with him as he can.
4. That various people have called you or the ministry and told you these things.
Moreover, you told me Monday night in your car the following:
5. That Clark told T.J. that the building is actually sold and that Dr. Bob is hiding the money.
Conveniently, the recording from the end of your message is edited out of the audio CD. However, charges 1-3 do fall into moral and doctrinal issues, which he is guilty of if that is what he said and what he intends, as you say he did and does. Thus already you have publicly contradicted yourself. First of all, just knowing Clark, I have a real hard time believing that he said and did these things. In fact, I don’t. But more importantly, for charges 1-4, where are your witnesses that allegedly called you or the ministry saying all this? A man should be able to face his accusers and have a fair trial before he is hung in public. In fact, throughout this week, your charges of things against Clark have not only grown in exaggeration and nature, but you yourself have resorted to judging his motives and heart: saying he is doing these things out of “hatred, gossip, and slander.” You make him sound like some plotting master-mind who maliciously set out to slam you and split your church. Give me a break. Such tactics reveal to me more about you than they do about Clark.
I cannot accept your charge that Clark is trying to split the church and steal sheep. These few families approached Clark with the idea and willingly made this decision themselves. They are not stupid people who can’t think for themselves. They were not coerced or deceived by him to follow him and turn against you. And why not, it makes good sense since they all live within a stone’s throw of each other and also all live so far away from the ministry. Do you know that since I have been serving at F.C.C. and teaching there, probably 8 to 10 solid people have said to me that if I ever started a church in their area (given our high number of commuters), they would attend it. Does that mean that if I did start a church, I’m guilty of splitting your church and stealing your sheep? Of course not. And this is in no way my intention.
I cannot accept your charge that Clark doesn’t care about whether you ordain him or not, he will just ordain himself. This is just silly.
I cannot accept your charge that Clark is going to try to take as many people with him as he can. He did not call anyone in the church and try to get them to follow him. This smells of just one more of your many careless exaggerations that are not afraid to hurt another’s character and reputation. Names of these people who are telling you all these awful things would sure be helpful to your case.
I cannot accept your claim that various people called you or the ministry to say all this. If so, where are these witnesses? That Sunday night I spoke to Tom on the phone and he said that one way or another you all would have to get together and try to work this thing out, even if you agree to disagree. This is what Clark wanted. Yet you then refused to meet. And then you e-mailed him and said that the issue is done, and according to Titus 3:10 you could no longer associate with him! The verse says that he is a factitious and divisive (heretic) man. He is? It also says reject such a person after the first and second admonition. Where were these two admonitions? This is too much for me to handle. These accusations are so strong, yet so unfounded. Further, Clark first informed you that he was going to start this church on Friday when you two spoke on the phone. On Monday (1-15-07) you emailed him a letter where you said: “Having listened this morning to your phone messages, that you wanted to discuss my sermon, I will have Tim send you a copy so you can hear it first hand. Once you hear it, I am open to you coming down and sitting down with Tom and the board to discuss it” (emphasis mine). This you said on Monday. The very next day, Tuesday the 16th, you emailed him saying that on the basis of Titus 3:10, you are “bound by the word of God to officially refrain from any further contact with you. It is better for both of us to go our different ways before we destroy any hope of future friendship. In this light I am no longer going to meet with you, take your phone calls, or response to letters or emails. The issue is over.” This is strange to me. For when I spoke to Tom on Sunday evening about your sermon, Tom said that the three of you would surely have to get together to work this all out, even if you have to agree to disagree. On Monday, you said that you were open to meeting with Clark, with Tom and the board there also. But then one day later on Tuesday you closed the case and put the file away forever. You said that it was done and you would refuse to any more speak with Clark. What? Is that what the Bible calls for? Is that what you taught us to do? Moreover, when I spoke to Tom on Friday, he told me that you have kept him totally out of the loop in this whole situation (except emails). But he said that he has not talked with you at all since your Sunday sermon. Why would Tom not be involved in this as he himself even expected as the church counselor? This to me seems suspicious. Especially since to this day Clark says he is more than willing to come in all alone and work this whole thing out, even if to agree to disagree.
Now if you respond to me that Clark sharing these emails to me is some sort of confidential breech or gossip, well, then, I just have to point out a few things. First, he did not offer them to me or blindly email them to me. I point blank asked him to send them to me because I was having a hard time believing that you could say some of the things claimed. Second, you yourself CCd all these emails to other people. Finally, you yourself don’t seem to shy away from making private counseling information public! So if you try to point your finger at me for using some of these emails, you are shooting yourself, for in those emails, you reveal private information about another person, even private by law.
If I may also add, charge 5 above is also ridiculous. You told me that Clark told T.J. that the building is sold and Dr. Bob is hiding the money. When I told Clark you said this he laughed for nearly 30 seconds. I just don’t believe it; I don’t believe that he said what you said he said. Now he may of said something that is sort of remotely kind of barely dealing with that subject, but I can’t help but believing that the way you put it is just another exaggeration to support you and hurt him. [Note added later: when Clark asked T.J. about this, T.J. flatly denied that Clark ever said this, thus showing Dr. Bob blatantly just made this story up to me that night in his van]
Finally, you sent out several emails to various people in the church stating that Clark was in counseling with yourself and Tom, and in those sessions, Clark confessed to some secrete dark sin. What! First, Clark denies ever being in counseling with you two and says that if he was then there would be detailed records of dates, times, and events as there are with every other case. There would be a confidentiality agreement signed by him as there is with every other case, and you should be able to produce all these documents. Can you produce these documents to support your accusations? Further, such sessions and what is discussed is supposed to be of the utmost confidentiality. Even if it were true, how could you ever reveal something like that in public? I would be horrified if you told the congregation that I or my family was in counseling for some very serious issues. This destroys any sort of trust in the alleged confidentiality in F.C.C.’s counseling program. Let us just say all this is true, you must realize that you are using another person’s confidential confession as a weapon against him. This confirms that you do indeed fight dirty. You did similar tactics against Javier, and unfortunately for you, it is all on tape with that one. And now when in confrontation again, you resort to threats and low blows. Well, this is low, if not legally liable. I am ashamed of you sir.
You are right; this whole thing did not have to happen. I just wonder why you were not more anxious to try to meet and work through any misunderstandings as the Bible in so many places calls us to do. Why were you so quick to attack him publicly and then cut him off and shut the door? Enough is enough. But I have one more reason that I can no longer attend the church and submit myself to your leadership.
7. I have always cringed at the massive amount of self-promotion and boasting you do. I have never in my life heard a Christian teacher, pastor, or scholar, promote himself and boast in his abilities as much as I have heard you do. I could not even imagine hearing Alfred, MacArthur, Sproul, Schaeffer, Piper, White, Swindoll, or even Bahnsen talk so much about themselves and how smart and great they are (in contrast to all the idiot nimnu’s out there). You rarely if ever have a good word to say about other good and godly men. Even with men of your caliber you usually immediately mention their flaws and problems. I have said to a few people before in private that I think your ministry and influence could be huge, as big as a MacArthur or a Swindoll, if you only cut out the crassness, harshness, and all the boasting about yourself. I have so many friends who would be going to F.C.C. but have been utterly turned off because of such behavior. I wonder how many others over the years are in the same boat. The men who do have such huge ministries rarely ever speak of themselves. I do believe that you genuinely love God and wish to see Him glorified, but that is what makes this all the more baffling, for this last observation of mine seems to contradict that thesis.
It is time for me to bring this letter to a close. I could contend with many, many of the things you have said over this last week, even your message about ordination and being sent. While I agree that this is the ideal situation, i.e., to be sent out by a local church with their blessing—something I desired from this fellowship, it also seems that if too much is made out of it then we climb in bed with Rome’s teaching of apostolic succession. For was Martin Luther sent? But did not God ordain and send and use him? Indeed. Many others like this could be mentioned. But I have said enough, maybe too much. I grant that some of my particular facts might not be entirely accurate. I am willing to retract anything that is shown to be false. I am very sorry that our relationship had to come to this. For a long time now I have been willing in true Christian love to overlook some of these things, for God knows I have my struggles and sins. But this recent abuse of Clark is just too much. Enough is enough. You cannot crucify the reputation of Clark and then sweep it under the rug of Titus 3:10. The irony in all this is that you said publicly that Clark is not ready to be a pastor or the leader of a church. You said that he is too immature and you told me that he has some issues to work on. But if we look this letter over again, if we look at the way this church is run, how you slander and mock fellow believers from the pulpit, how biblical principles of confrontation and restoration are ignored, and how you have to distort the truth (if not outright lie) and resort to dirty tactics to win, then sir, you are not fit to be an elder of any church either. Maybe you should check the plank in your own eye, before you publicly point out the speck in my brother’s eye. Maybe your calling in these latter days is the lectern and not the pulpit (as you tried to say it was for me), for then you could really focus on the things (the many projects) that seem most important to you, since you have admitted many times that you had no desire or intention to start a church when you came out here to California.
I want you to know that I am not going to spread gossip around about this. I am not going to call anyone in the church about any of this. My greatest concern and priority through all of this has been the safety and unity of this church. I love the people of F.C.C. and do not want to see them hurt, many of them again from previous churches. Please do not publicly or privately lump me in with Clark and the other three families who have chosen to support him. I have made myself clear that I am not following them nor leaving because of anything they did, but only because of what you did to them and how you have handled this whole situation.
Also, please do not attack me (or my family) publicly and harm the reputation I have worked so hard to create and uphold. It is sad that I even have to say something like that, but I simply don’t trust you. I almost expect that somewhere, if not next Sunday you will talk trash about me. Please note: the only line of self-defense I will take if I hear of any such thing (and I will) will be to release this letter to the public. But I will not be intimidated or bullied by you. I am my own man. My success or position in ministry is not dependent on any human man, except the Lord Jesus Christ. I have taken my stand. I am willing to recant and repent on these things if you think I have missed the mark and can clearly show me so.
How tragic all this is. I have defended you from nearly every critic at every turn of the way, and there are many. I have done nothing but serve you and the people of this church for the last four years. I have never failed (to my knowledge) to do anything you have asked me to do. I have taught for you on Sunday mornings and Monday nights every time you asked—and I was privileged to do so. I have taught several Sunday seminary courses for the church. My wife and I have tithed faithfully. We have served these four years overseeing the children’s ministry. I have taught the children and sang songs with them. I have cleaned all the toilets and bathrooms of the church. I have mowed the lawns and created academic syllabuses for your school. I have led a men’s discipleship cell and preached to them on your behalf at the men’s retreat. I have run book tables for you and even helped clean your garage. I have gone door-to-door in the local neighborhood to tell people about the church. I have always spoken highly of you and promoted your ministry and materials. I even dedicated my Trichotomy book to you. I have been faithful. I do not deserve to be attacked in any way.
Am I angry? Yes. Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I sad? Yes. I have and will confess any anger to God, ask for forgiveness, and move on. I do not wish to hold any of this against you and my goal is to forgive you. I truly thank God for all the good that has come to me (and my family) from this time together and my plan is now to move on. I will still always take pride in saying that I had the privilege and opportunity to sit under one of the greats—Dr. Robert A Morey. That will be the story that I tell people.
Your former pupil and servant,