A Rebuttal to Josh

It is not possible to explain a list of events that never even took place; however, we are reminded that The Law of God does not allow a conclusion of guilt without hearing from the ones accused (John 7:51), and we are instructed in God's Word to 'hear both sides' (Proverbs 18:17). We ask that people follow Jesus' instructions.

The outlandish claim that Moriel and its leadership is under some investigation by the FBI and cyber-crime authorities is not only a baseless lie, but a ridiculous one. The altogether false allegations on these videos, much of it inventing groundless charges of financial impropriety, are ludicrous and easily disproven.

Let’s explain one false claim and what really did happen in New Zealand. There was a hiatus of Moriel in New Zealand when our New Zealand administrator Nigel Nicholson went to be with The Lord, as such we had no suitable administration. To clarify, our charity status was unfortunately lost due to outstanding submissions during the period from when Nigel went to be with the Lord until we could get our new administrators in place. We had fulfilled book orders etc. from abroad on an interim basis. Once we had a new administration in place, Moriel NZ re-registered with the NZ government IRD (which is like the US IRS or UK Inland Revenue Service) in full accordance with law under the supervision of our independent Christian accountants.

Moriel is duly and legally registered with the NZ IRD, with accounts submitted to them by our charter accountants from an independent Christian firm based in the Waikato. (Other Moriel branches are likewise registered with fully audited legal accounts in those countries, including with the American IRS and The British Charities Commission, etc.) Viewing publicly available records is easy to do in today’s internet world.

Moriel is prepared to furnish any of our regular Kiwi supporters with full access to these accounts upon request. Moriel has but one bank account in NZ, and these hideous and defamatory claims of impropriety by this morally discredited individual by any of our team are absolutely outrageous. There is a litany of additional doctrinal and ethical issues regarding this accuser. 

Moriel USA has Christian accountants and two of them have children in the mission field, one in Ecuador and one in Haiti. Moriel UK has a Christian accountant and the records are publicly available to view.

We could spend the next two weeks answering these baseless claims, unfounded accusations and conjectures but below is our response on this subject. We are going to get back to teaching His Word for these last days. Also, we are going to pray for those that oppose us and ask that our Moriel supporters pray for them too.

FROM MORIEL MINISTRIES October 14, 2021

To: Our Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus

While we recognize that many ministries have differences on matters which are more theological than doctrinal, we are all brothers and sisters in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we are all belonging to the family of God. As the darkness is increasing, rapidly, and we are entering the last days, we are seeking peace with our fellow servants of Christ Jesus. The world looks on with amusement as to quote Galatians 5:15, “But if you bite and devour one another, take care lest you be consumed by one another”.

The call for all of us to be at peace with each other is in obedience to the scriptures. 

Mark 9:50 “Salt is good, but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves and be at PEACE with one another”.

Galatians 5:22 - 26 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.

Hebrews 12:14 “Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord”.

1 Thessalonians 5:13b “Live in peace with one another”.

There are many more scriptures which admonish us to be at peace with one another. Perhaps the one prayer we need all to consider is this by Jesus. John 17 : 20-23 , “ I do not ask in behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word: that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me, and the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they MAY BE ONE, JUST AS WE ARE ONE; I in them, and Thou in ME, that he may be perfected in UNITY, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me.

It is the heartfelt desire of Moriel Ministries that we stop all the bickering and hostility amongst ourselves, and that we humble ourselves before the Lord, repent from this behavior, and get on with the Lord’s work under His direction. We are all servants of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “Who are we to judge another man’s servant? To put it another way, who are we to condemn another’s servant?

The Moriel Board

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