Julie Roys Through World Magazine Writes About Alleged Financial Misconduct and Abuse at James MacDonald’s Harvest Bible Chapel

Julie Roys article about James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel has been published. This article MacDonald sued to prevent being released. As MacDonald has failed to stop this article going forward may the world and people in the Chicago area process much of this damning information and walk away from Harvest Bible Chapel.

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.”

Colin Powell

“There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil.”

Walter Lippman

“News is something someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertising.”

Lord Northcliff

An elder must live a blameless life. He must be faithful to his wife,[a] and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. A church leader[b] is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered; he must not be a heavy drinker,[c] violent, or dishonest with money.

Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home, and he must love what is good. He must live wisely and be just. He must live a devout and disciplined life. He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught; then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

Titus 1:6-9 NLT

It is out! This is the article that James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel sued to prevent Julie Roys from publishing. I did some analysis on that situation in, “Why did Harvest Bible Go After The Elephant’s Debt Now? What was Julie Roys Going to Break Through World Magazine that James MacDonald is Desperate to Silence?” My question is answered when you read the article. What was published in World magazine this afternoon is troubling. Included are damning allegations of financial fraud to threats of violence. You can read that article in,”Hard times at Harvest.” The bottom line is this, if you are involved in Harvest Bible Chapel you need to leave that organization now.

5 thoughts on “Julie Roys Through World Magazine Writes About Alleged Financial Misconduct and Abuse at James MacDonald’s Harvest Bible Chapel

  1. The article also surfaced in a comment thread at Wartburg Watch (who is also following the story). Here’s my first impressions of the article:

    Things that stood out at first read:

    Former elders, pastors, and staffers from Chicago’s Harvest Bible Chapel accuse the church of financial mismanagement and a culture of deception and intimidation

    “It’s Happening…”
    — Reaction Video to Game of Thrones “Littlefinger Gets Fingered” scene

    MacDonald told WORLD that his new home, appraised at $1.4 million, is under 5,000 square feet when the new home’s garage and basement are subtracted from the total.

    Wasn’t that almost word-for-word what Furtick said about the ORIGINAL Furtick Mansion and Estate?

    But according to an appraisal that an attorney for MacDonald submitted to the Rutland Township tax assessor’s office, the home has 6,891 square feet of gross living area in addition to a 2,600 square-foot, 10-car garage and a more than 2,000-square-foot finished basement. (The appraisal also noted the home’s “vaulted and designer ceilings, high-end finishes, luxury bathrooms, [and] granite counter and vanity tops.”)

    Must Keep Up With the Furticks, you know.

    On a wall in the garage, she found a target with a photo of her on it that had been shot with what appeared to be a pellet gun.

    Former Camp Harvest groundskeeper Mike Hulburt told me that in 2010, he saw MacDonald use a butter knife to stab repeatedly a picture of a former Harvest pastor in front of 15 to 20 close associates. Another witness, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of losing his livelihood, confirmed that MacDonald stabbed the picture multiple times “to get his point across.”

    Maybe I’ve read too much Manly Wade Wellman, but the first thing that came to mind was “did the picture have any locks of hair or fingernail clippings of the person attached to it?” Because that sounds like a Magickal way of putting a death hex on someone — stab/shoot the image (like a poppet/”voodoo doll”) and the person takes the damage for real.

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