We received the following letter from the man we answered in We Are Here to Tell You:
To whom it may concern. All of my emails to enquirers are private mail. You have NO permission making them public, especially without my permission. I’ve been informed you have taken some or parts of my emails to one of you and posted them either in part or in whole and then used them in such a way as to make yourselves look smart. This is NOT smart. Remove them immediately. Now if you want to have a debate to reveal your ignorance where NOTHING is deleted and each side is presented as it is, well, I think we can arrange that. But I have found people like yourself would rather deal in deceptive techniques rather than in open debate. Gary Amirault
Tentmaker Ministries and Publications, Inc.
Gary, Victor here,
Paul informs me he had a phone conversation with you and wrote this to me:
“Victor, I called the number below, and talked to Gary. He is complaining about We ARE Here to Tell You.”
I red the article again. In your current letter to us, you accuse us of being deceptive and trying to “look smart.” Are those your honest and true judgments, based on fact and revelation, or is it merely your fleshly, defensive reaction, evil surmising and resultant false accusation? Think about it, Gary.
Secondly, we did not take portions of what you said and misrepresent you. You will find the letter in its entirety. This we know: there is no need to fabricate errors and falsehood on your behalf. They are there for those who have eyes to see and hearts to understand. We merely make public that which you make public yourself.
Thirdly, with specifics, let us know if we are in error, or deceptive or manipulative as you accuse. Respond, and we will post it. In fact, we will post this very letter you have sent us, with this reply. We will be more than happy to post your replies, in full, as long as we think them to be worth posting. If we stand to be corrected, we will correct any error on our part and apologize to you and all. Untrue to your charges, we will gladly indulge in public debate, with nothing “deleted.” We have nothing to fear from you. All will see whose ignorance is revealed. We are up to your challenge. Are you prepared to follow through? We are not bluffing.
As to having to get your permission to publish what you say and what we have to say about it, who are you to talk when you publicly speak falsehoods about God, which He gave you no permission to proclaim, even privately? If you have the right to speak falsehood about God, without permission, do we not have the right to speak the truth by, for, and in Him, without the permission of those who falsely represent Him, but with His permission, yes, even direction for us to do so? Are you not self-contradictory, arrogant and self-righteous in your demands?
You accuse us of self-righteousness. Is there possibly a beam in your eye, Gary? If you are a man of God, why would you be afraid of publishing your words, even if they were misrepresented (which they are not)? I would rejoice at my words being broadcast everywhere, even if those doing so intended evil! You can post our letters, without deletion, without distortion, along with your replies. We gladly give you that permission.
Concerning your spirit and reaction, have you not red of the One you profess to serve? Do you not recognize His Spirit? Of Him Peter says:
“For to this you were called. For Christ also suffered on our behalf, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps, He who did no sin, nor was guile found in His mouth, Who when He was reviled did not revile in return. When He suffered, He did not threaten, but gave Himself up to Him Who judges righteously. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that dying to sins, we might live to righteousness; by Whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray, but now you are turned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls” (1 Peter 2:21-25).
As to all your emails being private, have you not red how Jesus said that there is nothing hid that will not be made manifest? What makes you assume this is not your day? Do you customarily speak idly when privately? Does God not know and see what you do privately? Have we caught you off guard, hypocrite?
“Etiquette”? Gary, the false religious are ever concerned about appearances and manners, are they not? After all, they try to take care of all that they have, appearances being all they have! Here is what the Lord thinks of your etiquette:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of extortion and excess. Blind Pharisee! First cleanse the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outside, but inside they are full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so you also appear righteous to men outwardly, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” (Matthew 23:25-28).
We know you to be false, Gary, and your fear, anger, defensiveness, suggested threatenings on the phone, and reaction in general prove so, yours, Tim’s [see Walking by Sight vs. the Righteous Judgment of God] and all those who preach falsely, presuming and pretending to be something you are not. You are afraid of the light, being children of darkness, knowing your deeds are evil. As John writes:
“And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practices truth comes to the Light so that his works may be revealed, that they exist, having been worked in God” (John 3:19-21).
We will gladly take you all on, publicly, Lord willing. You think we are phonies like you? Think again.
Contending for the faith once delivered to the saints, convincing the ungodly, who gnash their teeth (Whoever said they would take it kindly?),