What’s Happening at CSE? Actually, lots of stuff. First, we are currently without a web master (and looking for one) so I must apologize for the web site not being updated often. This does not mean nothing is being done here however.
Second, several thousand people have enjoyed the in depth study into God’s creation that was provided by the four college level creation courses in our 100 series. If you enjoyed the 100 series you will love the 200 series! Our college class CS 201 is available Oct. 1. We plow over some of the same ground but plow deeper and longer this time. Creation speakers or those just interested in expanding their knowledge base will benefit greatly from the latest information in this fascinating field of research verifying God’s Word. The materials for the 15 hour course is $75. Each student wanting to get credit should send an additional $25 with no limit for the number of students using the same materials.Â CS 202 is under construction now.
Third, the IRS battle will be over in the next few weeks one way or the other (win or lose). I have had dozens of lawyers and tax specialists look at our ministry and tell us that we are not breaking any laws and the three charges they brought against us are bogus but, we are not in Kansas anymore. In Oz things are different. With the IRS, everyone is guilty until proven innocent. As for the media, well, they just need a new piece of meat to grind up every day to sell their papers. Truth and the destruction of innocent lives mean nothing to them. They just want to keep the paycheck coming in. See I Tim. 6.
Since the paperwork to dismiss the case had not been filed to be part of the public record until today, I was instructed not to discus things or defend myself (this has been hard to do) but now I can share a few details. The IRS charged us with, A. 12 counts of not withholding taxes from “employees,” B. 46 counts of taking money out of the bank to pay ministry bills (they called it structuring) and C. one count of threatening an agent because I filed a complaint with his boss for his numerous violations of the law over the last 5 years he has been trying to indict me on something.
Since the following documents were created in a different format there are a few spacing and punctuation glitches here that do not appear on the original. With my limited computer skills I did not attempt to fix them. Click here to see our motion to dismiss counts 1-12 and 58 (motion to dismiss counts 1-12 ), and here (motion to dismiss 13-57) to see the motion for counts 13-57. The government has 14 days to respond.
So where does Romans 8:28 fit in? As a result of the charges and pending trial several churches have cancelled seminars. Only two called to talk with me first. Scores of articles attacking our ministry and accusing us of breaking the law have appeared in news media all over the world including many “Christian” media outlets. None called me to verify the story before they bore false witness against us.
Several of our staff have left the ministry here. There is a great spirit among the remaining ones and the work continues at a slightly less hectic pace. Dinosaur Adventure Land is still open and doing fine but the attendance has dropped off some due to the negative publicity coming primarily from the stupid Pensacola News Journal article claiming we are closed. The reporter either lied or was just incompetent but the result was the same. It still saddens me to know that so many Christians just believed him and repeated the lie. Their conduct violates many scriptures about gossip, bearing false witness, slander, and speaking evil of a brother. The Christian army is the only one where they shoot their own wounded!
On the positive side, the three months being at home with only a few local meetings have been a great ‘vacation’ time to spend with my family, grandkids and staff as well as DAL visitors. After 17 years of preaching nearly every week and being gone from home over 200 days each year this was a welcome change. I also had time to start new projects and finish some old ones.
I can only guess what God allowed this for but here are some of the options we have thought of so far: God is testing us like Job. John 9:3. God is punishing us for sin. God was testing other Christian leaders to see how they would react toward us. God is going to use this to expand our outreach with the creation message even more. God is going to expose the evil in the world system. God wanted me to have more time to read and study. God is preparing us to be a better comfort to others. II Cor. 1:4. God is going to do a Mordecai type rescue. See Esther 6:4 with Esther 7:10!
What I have learned so far: The love of money is the root of all evil. I Tim. 6:10. Some people should not be given a badge and a gun. Prov. 30:22. Who my real friends are. Pro. 17:17. The Lord is the only one I can count on. Josh. 1:5. The founding fathers of America did a great job writing the Constitution. Many in government today ignore what it says. The cost of defending yourself against the IRS is staggering! God supplies our needs even in great testing. False accusations and threat of trial and jail puts an unbelievable strain on people and families. Never trust the media and cancel your newspaper subscription. Use the money for missions. My wife is a great friend. The book of Job means more to me now more than ever. All Job’s friends offered wrong reasons for why Job lost everything. They all assumed he was guilty of some sin and told him so. I’m sure Job made all the headlines of his day with negative articles and know-it-alls spouting off in their Sunday School classes and pulpits about his sins. God’s grace is sufficient.
Trial, if they don’t drop the charges, is Oct. 17. Please pray the case is just dropped soon. This would demonstrate the grace and power of God!
What you can do: Pray for God’s deliverance. Correct the people in the media and internet that are spreading false accusations, send them a link to this blog. Send a link to everyone on your mailing list. Keep supporting our ministry by getting DVD’s and books and sharing the creation message with others. Send help to our legal defense fund by phone, letter, in person or e-mail. Contact radio stations to have me on as a guest to spread the creation message. Come visit Dinosaur Adventure Land and bring people with you. They will have a blast, get witnessed to and learn a lot. Keep winning souls and listening for the trumpet!
More later. KH