George, I will answer this, your last letter, inside the letter, point by point:
I am amazed that you and Victor have nothing better to do with your time than send me letters of 13 and 15 pages, seeking to discredit this preacher and what we teach here at Hallelujah Acres.“
I am amazed too, that God has given us the honor to see the errors of, and to speak against, the blasphemies of those such as yourself that take the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ in vain, for earthly gain and glory, making a liar of Him and bringing His wrath on those who would company with you and follow your evil ways. That you take offense is indicative of what you are truly about. It is all about the Reverend George Malkmus, “this preacher,” to you. As for the truth, and answering serious and legitimate questions about your blatant contradictions of His Word, you could not care less. You are a true bastard, George Malkmus, and no son of God. We gladly discredit your evil example, publicly, and look forward to the day when you will as well, which will happen, be assured.
“It is also interesting to note that you both begin your letters: “Greetings in the Lord Jesus, George,” and then proceed to write me two of the nastiest letters I have ever received from professing Christians. In fact, the similarities between the two letters cause me to ponder if you, Paul, were the ghostwriter for Victor’s letter. The writing style is so similar in each of them.“
Victor and I are different people, much so in some ways, but not at all in spirit, being brothers in the Lord Jesus, raised to life by Him and His resurrection power. That is something you know nothing about, because you are a phony, a tare. We speak the truth when we greet you in His Name, because it is He that sends us to you. You find the letters nasty because we speak the truth to you. The Lord does not respect persons, especially those looking for the respect of man, such as the “Reverend Dr. George Malkmus.” You consider what we say in Him blasphemous because we contradict your erroneous preaching. How dare God question George’s authority! But does that make Him, and us in Him, offenders in truth? Consider the honor and condescension that He would come to deal with, and correct, the hard and rebellious at all. Because you think only of your own honor, you do not consider His. You do not recall or consider that Jesus also rebuked others who took titles to themselves when He did not know them. All that matters to you is your own honor and position with men, in your own eyes and theirs.
“How can you believe, you who receive honor from one another and do not seek the honor that comes from God only?” (John 5:44)
“In your letter of August 12, in response to my writing: ‘But it would have been nice if Victor had made sure I had seen it and had opportunity to respond to it, BEFORE it was published, and made available to the Christian Community,’ you wrote: ‘Now here, George, are you not straining out a gnat while swallowing a cow? You find fault with us for publishing the truth founded on the Word of God, replying to that which you, as a professing minister of God, falsely claim God has said and done…’
I’m sorry Paul, but what you call my, ‘straining out a gnat while swallowing a cow,’ is very scriptural! In Matthew 18:15-17, we see the Biblical means God laid down when there was a problem between believers. ‘Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between THEE AND HIM ALONE: if he shall hear thee, thou has gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more . . . and if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church . . .’“
Here is the Scripture you refer to:
“But if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. But if he will not hear you, take one or two more with you, so that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he neglects to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen and a tax collector” (Matthew 18:15-17).
This Scripture, rather than proving your case against us, proves what we have told you all along. This is not a personal matter. You did not do something against us personally that made it necessary and the right thing to do that we should approach you privately to settle the matter. There is no issue between us. What has happened is that you have publicly, for some time now, and despite others trying to reason with you, been proclaiming blasphemous nonsense for all to hear. In front of the whole world and God, you have been teaching lies in the Name of God. To top it off, you have done this for money, mixing the things of God with your secular business.
We, in keeping with the nature of this dispute, have likewise spoken publicly, though we did send the letter to you first (as proven, giving you months to respond), so that not only could all hear the truth against your false teachings from God, wherein you paint Him as a liar, but also giving you opportunity to speak for yourself and to repent. Since you have no heart for truth or God, you have given no specific rebuttal or answer except to take the offensive and accuse us of violating the Lord’s commandment. You also thereby add accuser of the brethren to your mounting pile of sins. Form is ever more important to the enemy than is substance.
“Paul, you totally disregarded Biblical teaching in this matter, but rather went straight to the Christian community, in direct disregard to the way God said such an issue should be handled.“
Here is another item that disqualifies your application of that Scripture: You are not our brother. You are not a servant of the Lord, as you presume to be. You are not a Christian, as you pretend to be. You are a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a tare, a wicked man. Did Jesus consult privately with the Pharisees, or Paul with Elymas, or Peter with Simon? That would be a grievous thing to God, were it to have happened.
“A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring” (Proverbs 25:26).
And we did not go to the Christian community with these things, as you charge, but announced them to the world at large, just as you have with your error, letting the light shine in the darkness, as God has commanded.
“And you have the audacity to tell me that I am the one disregarding the teachings of the Bible. How dare you! It is very obvious to almost anyone reading Victor’s letter, that he was not honestly seeking answers from me regarding his charges, but rather wrote that thesis in an effort to discredit this ministry. If he were sincerely seeking answers to his charges, he would have made sure I had received his letter and had opportunity to respond BEFORE making it available to others. Shame on him and shame on you for perpetuating his dastardly efforts to harm a ministry that God has raised up to help restore wellness to believers.“
Now that I have exposed your faulty reasoning and use of Scripture, there is no wind left to fill your sails. As to Victor’s motives, let those who read these things see for themselves. You are the one lashing out here, ascribing evil motives to Victor, whereas you have not answered one of his questions, which were not personal attacks on you, but rather were asking you to explain your own teachings! You would think that one who has truth would relish the opportunity to answer critical arguments against it. I know we do!
But you do not have truth, so instead of proving what you preach, you hide behind unproven and speculative accusations, while claiming your ministry has been mugged. That is hogwash, and you know it, George. We have been quite circumspect to allow for what can be healthy and helpful in those things you teach, and careful to point out where you contradict the Lord and Scriptures. How can we be harming anybody by defending what the Creator and Savior has done and teaches mankind? But you don’t care an iota about Him, or about others, except that they affirm and support you in the worship of the Reverend Doctor Malkmus, who speaks as God and woe to them that contradict him!
Your letter continues: “In your letter to me of August 12, you state: ‘You say that Victor ignores the ‘first 1,700 years of recorded Biblical history,’ but that, whether intentional or not, is a LIE. What Victor did was refute your interpretation of that history, which apparently to you is the same as ignoring what is written in Scripture. YOU are the one ignoring the record, as it has been brought to your attention and you have no reply. Here is one section from his letter that delves rather thoroughly into matters of record that you say Victor ignored:’
Paul, before you call me a liar again, you might like to read the portion of Victor’s letter that you sent me, that you say refutes my interpretation of that history. When you do, you will find that not only in the section you sent me, but not one time in the entire 15-pages of Victor’s letter did he deal with any Biblical history prior to Genesis 9:3. Would you like me to write you using the same sarcasm and nastiness with which you wrote me? Would you like me to call you a liar? This is ridiculous! Just who do you think you are? You guys are not contending for the faith, but are merely contentious believers (I hope), claiming to be contending for the faith.“
You are a liar, George, and that is evident to anyone with eyes to see. If you ever find any use for the truth it is to serve yourself and to bolster your lies. Victor did not argue against the fact of vegetarianism or long lives during the first 1,700 years, so there was nothing to dispute there. He simply refuted the conclusions you drew from those facts, using Scriptures to do so. He showed what God said and did following that time, for which you have no answer to this day. You take what God did in the beginning, speculate on what that means, and ignore what He has said and done since then. If that is not being a liar, then there is no such thing as a lie.
“Interestingly, after you condemn my speculations regarding the first six chapters of Genesis, with some Scriptures to support my speculations by the way, you give your speculations, without any Biblical basis. Are you trying to tell me that at creation man had the means of cooking his food? And if man did consume meat during the 1700 years prior to the flood, he did it in disobedience to God’s instructions as found in Genesis 1:29, which God confirmed in the first part of Genesis 9:3.“
George, you are terribly confused. We do not deny that God gave man a vegetarian diet to begin with. And we never said or implied anywhere that man was given permission to eat meat before the flood. Whether conscious or not, you are lying again. As for your speculations, which I pointed out that you arrive at by working backwards from your theories to come up with reasonings to support what you preach, we have shown the foolishness of your assertions by using the Scriptures and godly reason. We both have roundly answered all of your speculations, and because you have no answers for the Scriptures and the reason with which we have provided you, all you can do is claim that my answers are not Biblical, without giving us, or anyone else, substantive explanation. How is anyone to know what you say is true? Simply because it is “The Gospel of George”?
To defend yourself you bring up the non-issue of cooking. I had said that there is nothing stated in Scripture to assert, as you do, that God gave man to eat only raw food. Why would it be considered so incredible that man could have baked a loaf of bread? Where do you find an injunction against baking bread? Jesus quoted Scripture saying that man does not live by bread alone. If man did not live by bread alone after the flood, was not the same true before? If it were to be the example of something God-given and sanctioned as food, then Jesus, according to you, should have said that man does not live by raw broccoli alone, or some such thing instead.
I think that what is incredible is that you could state as a fact that man could not have cooked anything before the flood, and did not. However, whether or not man cooked his food is not important to me, as it is to you. I know that if I cook something I do not sin. I do not teach others that it is sin to cook. Neither do I say you sin if you do not cook. “For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Romans 14:17). The problem is that you teach, by your example and ways, that the Kingdom of God is food and drink. You are therefore left out of His righteousness, peace, and joy. Those who follow you are as well.
“When I was first made aware of Victor’s letter, I had no intention of responding to such a sarcastic, nasty, and unchristian communication. But when you told Olin that if he could get me to respond to Victor’s letter, that you would publish my response, I agreed to write a response, in an effort to let the public hear the other side of the issue. Here is what you wrote: ‘Greetings Olin, Yes, by all means, encourage George to reply. WOULD BE GLAD TO POST HIS RESPONSE.’ Will you honor your commitment? If you will, please advise Olin where on your website it can be found.“
It is an amazing thing to us that you, in your darkness and contradiction, should be as eager as we to have this correspondence between us published for all to see! We will gladly do so, George. It is our pleasure, and also our sincere hope that all will see these things, Olin included, and will hear the truth that alone makes free. Our prayer is that people will read, repent before God, and be delivered from deception and lies. Just as the false will be exposed, so will the true be made manifest. I will be in touch with Olin soon, Lord willing, with the specifics on our postings.
“Paul, if you cannot change the tone of your letters, be honest, and stop the judgmental attitude with which you write, there will be no further correspondence from this preacher.“
I am being honest with you, George. Honesty demands righteous judgment. You judge our judgment to be evil, but who is to say your judgment is not unrighteous? We both exercise judgment and God will show who is true, and who is not. We have spoken what He has given us, and have no more to say. You have refused to consider or answer any of our specific points of contention between what you teach and the Word of God, other than to say you are right, and we are wrong. We say, “Let God be true, but every man a liar, as it is written, ‘That You might be justified in Your sayings, and might overcome when You are judged'” (Romans 3:4).
“Sincerely for a Healthy Christian Community,
II Timothy 3:1-5
P.S. I just returned from a 1600-mile trip, on which I delivering three “How to Eliminate Sickness” seminars, in Richmond, Virginia; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Piscataway, New Jersey. In those three seminars, I had the privilege of sharing the Hallelujah Diet with an average crowd of 450 people. Dozens of healing testimonies were shared in each meeting. At the New Jersey seminar, a pastor shared how that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer, which had metastasized to the bone, and given but six months to live. However, he shared how that on The Hallelujah Diet, the cancer left his body, and he is now back in the pulpit. I stand in amazement at these healing testimonies on the one hand, and on the other, your attempts to discredit the message God is using to restore health to His children.“
Hitler restored the outward health of Germany, also using the Name of God as you do, and he led his people to destruction. Your good works, which you give us as justification for what you do, do not suffice in the Day of Judgment that is here for you now, George. The Lord says to you, “I do not know you, from where you are. Stand back from Me, worker of unrighteousness.”
To anyone else reading this letter, I leave you with the words of the apostle who loved the Church and gave his life for it:
“Watch that there not be one robbing you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world, and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8).
Contending and testifying with the saints in our common faith,