A Huge Victory: Conspiracy Exposed, Lawsuit Dropped!
February 26, 2018
On April 13, 2011, a former ATI student posted his testimony on his website entitled, “My Childhood in the ATI/IFB (Independent Fundamental Baptist) World.” He described his disillusionment which I know results when we fail to meditate on Scripture. Instructions for Godly living become “rules, and legalism”. He concluded by stating: “There is little hope for change as long as Bill Gothard is still at the helm”.
About a year later, he co-founded a website with the express purpose of “rescuing people” from my teaching. This meant the destruction of the Basic Seminar, Advanced Seminar, ATI, etc. In their effort to destroy me and the ministry, they recruited former staff ladies to make false and defamatory statements. A lawsuit was then initiated.
In the process of discovery, the judge ordered them to turn over 30,000 pages of private documents. These documents exposed a major conspiracy to destroy me and the seminar message and ministry. The judge then ordered them to turn over many additional documents, likely tens of thousands of additional pages of secret chat forums which they thought were protected by lawyer/client privilege and which would have provided further self-incrimination. What they did not realize was that only discussions between the lawyer and client are protected, not discussions with each other. So, instead of complying with the order, due today, their lawyers chose to voluntarily drop the entire lawsuit!
God’s Bigger Purposes: A Deeper More Powerful Message
I rejoice in all that God has allowed to happen. He has shown me how the Christian life really works. From day and night meditation He has given instruction for 28 books. Each one gets more exciting. He is also opening unimagined opportunities to share this powerful new message. Thank you for your incredible encouragement and support during the past four years!
Love in Christ,