RECENT LETTER TO LEE RAY
1 John 1:6-10 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
I wrote this letter from my heart and meant it. I told him that it would be private unless I did not hear back from him, which I didn't. I waited for a month and a week before posting it.
March 20, 2000
Dear Brother Ray,
It is 4:30 A.M. and I can't believe that I am doing this but really feel that the Lord has laid it on my heart. My prayer is that you might really hear what I want to say and what I feel that the Lord wants me to say to you. My heart's prayer is that you really do have a different heart and spirit than Lloyd Goodwin did.
I know that you are aware of what is going on. I do not know if you have read any of the messages that I put on Mike's web site message board. I know that a lot of people have but you are the one who needs to read it so I am sending you a personal letter from my heart.
Lee, I believe that you had the right motives when you first started out in the ministry and you were way laid by the enemy just like many others of us were at times. I've done some pretty stupid things myself along the way with no claim of righteousness other than the Christ that I am clothed with. He is my ONLY righteousness. I am not writing this in an exalted or revengeful spirit. I would rather be in bed sleeping right now. So I am asking for both our sakes that you at least read this letter and think about it. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it is the Holy Spirit that is directing it.
Lee, I would be the first one to give you the right hand of fellowship if you would just do the right thing. I believe that all of us who are bringing these charges would be willing to lay them all down and forgive and leave it behind. But at this point, there are just too many unrepented of offenses that need to be taken care of by you, especially to these young people. There are too many witnesses and we cannot ignore this Lee. We have heard that you have gone to the altar and repented over the pulpit and all those things and that is good but none of US have heard it. Does that not matter to you?
Lee, I posted the other two letters on the message board because I had already gone the Biblical route nine years ago and no one, including you, would listen. So now we are taking it to the CHURCH, which is a lot more than Gospel Assembly Churches. I believe God has people everywhere and He loves the unlovable. But this letter is private unless I don't hear back from you.
I am pleading with you, Lee, to do the right thing. At the end of this letter are Lloyd Goodwin's own instructions and except for his MAKING UP special rules for elders, he was right.
Lloyd Goodwin preached a lot of truth but nothing that he ever did good is remembered by God according to the scriptures because he died a liar and practically cursing God. I have heard this from eyewitnesses. His last words were:
"If God isn't going to do what he said he would do, then I might as well die!"
I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked but that he turn from his way and live. (12) The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgressions; the wicked shall not fall in the day that he turns from his wickedness, neither shall the righteous live in the day that he sins. (13) If the righteous commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered, but he shall die for his iniquity. (14 -15) and "if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he has robbed.) Walk in the statues of life, without committing iniquity, he shall surely live!"
Brother Ray, I really believe that if you would write a letter of humble apology and invite ANYONE who feels that you have done them wrong to hear that apology, that everyone would forgive you and let it go. But if you refuse to do that and continue pretending it will go away, I am so afraid that you are in for a rude awakening. You really need to look at the statistics Brother Ray. That is not said to be a threat or anything of that nature but some things just speak for themselves.
Lloyd Goodwin said that if I did not die in a horrible, fiery crash and be burned and charred beyond recognition within a short period of time then GOD NEVER CALLED HIM TO THE MINISTRY! It's been almost nine years and I am still alive. The Lord has blessed us beyond measure and Lloyd Goodwin is dead and turning back to dust. GOD NEVER CALLED HIM TO THE MINISTRY. HE SAID IT HIMSELF. THOSE ARE HIS WORDS AND THEY CANNOT BE TAKEN BACK. He also said that anyone who died before they were 70 or 80 years old had died under the judgment of God and he was 67. WHAT DOES THAT SAY?
Even after that, God still loved him and pleaded with him to stop and change. He chose to live the way he did. You can make that choice today, Lee. It's not too late for you, because you are still alive.
Please, pray about this and let God take this horrible thing that has happened and turn it around in your life and be set free. God can turn ashes into beauty.
Sincerely in Christian love,
THE FALL 1999 GOSPEL OF PEACE NEWSLETTER
Lloyd Goodwin on "HANDLING PROBLEMS AND OFFENSES."
He goes through the steps to making things right with your brother or sister. We all know them:
18:15-17 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 hast gained thy brother.  But if he will not hear thee,
then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three
witnesses every word may be established.  And if he shall neglect to hear
them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be
unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
But page 10, right column at the top, is mind boggling. Talk about covering his own skin!
THERE ARE SPECIAL RULES FOR ELDERS!
QUOTE: SAINTS OR ELDERS ARE NOT TO RECIEVE AN ACCUSATION AGAINST AN ELDER! IF ANY HAVE A CHARGE AGAINST AN ELDER, THEY SHOULD GO TO THAT ELDER ALONE. (MATT 18:15)
NOW GET THIS:
IF THEY CAN NOT DO THAT THEN THEY ARE TO "KEEP QUIET!" THE ONLY WAY CHARGES CAN BE HEARD AGAINST AN ELDER IS IF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES EACH HAVING SEPARATE EXPERIENCES KNOW THE CHARGE TO BE TRUE. EVEN THEN THE CHARACTOR OF THE WITNESS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. THIS IS GOD'S PROTECTION FOR MINISTERS AGAINST THE ATTACKS OF THE DEVIL.
BUT IF YOU CAN GET THIS FAR (WHICH WAS IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T LISTEN AND EVEN THE ELDERS WOULDN'T LISTEN)
THIS IS WHAT HE SAYS NEXT:
"PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE REQUIRES PUBLIC CONFESSION."
(I TIM 5:20) "THEM THAT SIN REBUKE BEFORE ALL THAT OTHERS MAY FEAR." THOSE ELDERS WHO SIN ARE TO BE REBUKED BEFORE THE WHOLE CHURCH FOR THEIR SIN." IF THEY WON'T REPENT AND CORRECT THEIR LIVES, THEY ARE TO BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE!
Brother Ray, we have taken it to the WORLD WIDE CHURCH through the medium of the Internet.