The Harvest Bible Chapel deception continues to hit new levels. James MacDonald, Harvest Bible Chapel and its elders have gone to great lengths to “explain” how they have spun God’s word to all the sudden make it ok for Harvest Bible Chapel to file a lawsuit against someone. Even though in James MacDonald’s own sermon over a year ago, he specifically stated that you could sue if it is a “contractual” issue, but filing a lawsuit over relational issues is unbiblical. Which this is clearly a relational issue. Just because James has spun it to make this about “protecting” his flock, it is not. It is about money. It is about paying down the $48.5 MILLION debt he has. Read the lawsuit and you can see for yourself that they are very upset with 2000 people leaving the church and the loss of money.
But wait, there is another bombshell. One that Harvest Bible Chapel has intentional kept from their members. Another lawsuit, that was actually filed before the one against the online blog The Elephants Debt. This 1st lawsuit was filed on August 31, 2018. You can read the lawsuit HERE. The date of the elders update was October 19, 2018. There was no mention of this 1st lawsuit.
My question is why? Why would James and the elders hide this lawsuit? Why would they explain their reasoning regarding one lawsuit, and not discuss their reasoning on the original lawsuit? Why would they deceive their own members?
Maybe it is because they couldn’t spin this original lawsuit where they are suing a Christian lending company. Why are they suing them? Not because of a contract. Read the lawsuit. It does not say that any contract was breached. So why are they suing? MONEY!
1 Timothy 6-10 says: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
So back to my original question. Why did James MacDonald and the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel deceive their members? The answer may be found in 1 Timothy 3-5 which says: If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.
Does this sound like anyone you know? James is teaching a different doctrine than God’s word. The Bible does not permit these lawsuits. James MacDonald’s love of money permits these lawsuits. So just how deep does Harvest Bible Chapel’s deception go?
Email the elders firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them the following questions:
- Ask Harvest Bible Chapel for a copy of that sermon. I have a copy but I have been advised not to publish it as Harvest may try to sue me for copyright infringement.
- Ask them about the 1st lawsuit they filed even before this one.
- Ask them why they hid that first lawsuit. Why they didn’t announce it like they did the 2nd lawsuit?
- Ask James MacDonald how that 1st lawsuit is biblical? There was no written contract. (Knowing James he will probably try to say it was a “verbal” contract. are there any limits to his spin now?)
- Ask the elders how you can trust James and his teachings after these lies and deception to get what he wants?