Saturday, November 10, 2007


Yesterday Green Baggins continued his book review of “Reformed” Is Not Enough by addressing the chapter entitled “Blessings and Curses,” and in his usual manner Lane breezed through the chapter highlighting a few points he thought noteworthy, which did not include Wilson’s theology of reading tea leaves:

We must not just learn from the fact of covenant curses, but also the place and purpose of them, and the need for proper interpretation. . . . Scripture teaches us that God expects us to understand the world around us. This is just another way of saying that we are called to interpret the “good” things and the “bad” things that happen to us in terms of covenantal blessings and chastisements, and we are to modify our behavior accordingly. We are not to do this woodenly. . . . We need covenant feedback. Without nerve endings and the pain and pleasure they bring, we would all quickly destroy ourselves. In order to live prudently with our bodies, we need feedback from the environment which tells us what is harmful and what is not. In the same way, we need covenant feedback. “Do so more and more” comes in the form of covenant blessings. “Knock that off” comes in the form of covenant chastisement and admonition. . . . The answer is that we know these things by faith. God explains to us how the world generally runs, and we submit to Him in that governance of the world, and so we thank Him for good things and search our hearts and motives when bad things happen. We do this knowing that covenant-breakers can receive good things for a time and that covenant-keepers may go through rough waters. (“Reformed” Is Not Enough, 157–159)

So I want to give my Reformed readers some historical facts to contemplate regarding “covenant feedback” here in Moscow and let you interpret these events as you see fit, because it’s clear that it has not yet registered with Wilson. And as you read this punch list, remind yourself that Wilson sees himself and his church as leaders of the new “Reformation” that he believes God has begun in Moscow.
  • April 2002 — The OPC’s Presbytery of the Dakotas resolves unanimously to declare Douglas Wilson “a dangerous man,” because of his interference in a church discipline matter.

  • June 2002 — The RPCUS resolves Wilson and the Monroe Four “heretics,” setting in motion the Federal Vision controversy.

  • February 2003 — The members of Christ Church learn that Wilson and his elders secretly took $1,000 from the tithe to payoff the illegal gambling debts of church officers’ children.

  • March 2003 — The elders of the Evangelical Free Church of Pullman, Washington, discover that Wilson and the Christ Church elders used fraudulent documents in a church-court case to cover up Wilson’s sin.

  • March 2003 — A history professor from the University of Washington and member of the CREC notifies Wilson that Southern Slavery As It Was is replete with plagiarized text. Wilson denies the accusation.

  • August 2003 — After spending the summer molesting children at RC Jr’s church in Virginia, serial pedophile Steven Sitler arrives in Moscow to prey on several Kirk children.

  • September 2003 — Christ Church opens a “line of credit” to fund Canon Press because they could not make payroll. Since then Canon downsized by laying off and terminating key employees.

  • October 2003 — The Daily News ran the “Southern Slavery” headline describing Wilson as a racist; the AP wire sent the story to the four corners of the earth. Eventually Wilson made the front page of the Spokesman Review and the Idaho Statesman.

  • November 2003 — The Evangelical Free Church of Pullman, WA, issued its first of three warnings against Douglas Wilson to its congregation.

  • November 2003 — The presidents of the University of Idaho and Washington State University issue public statements repudiating Douglas Wilson’s embarrassing revision of Southern slavery.

  • November 2003 — A coal-chute door in the basement swings open and knocks Doug Jones unconscious nearly killing him.

  • January 2004 — Wilson secretly pulls Southern Slavery As It Was from Canon Press’ shelves after a history professor from the University of Washington proves the book contained plagiarism.

  • February 2004 — More than 1,000 citizens on the Palouse sign a public rebuke to Douglas Wilson (“Not In Our Town”) and publish it in a two full-page ads in the local newspapers.

  • July 2004 — The Latah County Commissioners order Christ Church and NSA to pay property tax in a high-profile headline case.

  • August 2004 — The Daily News runs a front-page story exposing Wilson’s plagiarism in the book Southern Slavery As It Was.

  • August 2004 — Sixty-seven academics on the Palouse sign a public statement affirming that they would have flunked Wilson for plagiarism in his work Southern Slavery As It Was.

  • December 2004 — Wilson cancels a scheduled meeting at a CREC church in Bellevue, WA, to defend Southern Slavery As It Was against a University of Washington history professor’s refutation of it, because a North Carolina newspaper discovered the book and ran a story about it two days before the meeting.

  • January 2005 — Shroud of Turin scholars disprove Nate Wilson’s Shroud theory; Wilson never acknowledges it.

  • January 2005 — Three former kirkers sign a zoning complaint against NSA; the Moscow City Council eventually upholds the complaint, declaring NSA in violation of the law. To this day, NSA continues to violate the Zoning Code.

  • February 2005 — Wilson discovers that one of his Greyfriar students had molested a teenager in the congregation for several years running.

  • March 2005 — Wilson discovers that Steven Sitler spent the last 18 months molesting several kirker children; he decides to withhold this information from the congregation. To this day no one can identify all of Sitler’s victims.

  • April 2005 — WORLD Magazine publishes a story exposing Wilson’s plagiarism.

  • June 2005 — A close friend of Wilson’s anonymously publishes an open letter of rebuke to Wilson (I am one of seven persons who knows who wrote it).

  • August 2005 — In separate court cases, Steven Sitler and the Greyfriar student plead guilty to their particular sex offenses respectively.

  • May 2006 — A poisonous spider bites Doug Jones and nearly kills him; they had to fly him to a Spokane hospital where he spent a week recovering.

  • November 2006 — The Church of the King–Santa Cruz withdraws from the CREC and issues a public rebuke to its former fellow-confederates for approving Wilson’s sin.

  • February 2007 — Wilson discovers that one of his Greyfriar students is a deadbeat dad who fathered several children out of wedlock and owes over $90,000 in child support to four different women. Ironically, he fled to Moscow four years ago for its “family values.”

  • February 2007 — An Eastern Orthodox priest publicly rebukes Wilson for interfering in the life of one of his sheep.

  • June 2007 — The 35th General Assembly of the PCA votes to repudiate the Federal Vision by an overwhelming margin.

  • August 2007 — A former NSA student publicly thanks Wilson and the Federal Vision for leading him to Roman Catholicism.
Memo to Wilson:
Maybe it’s time for a little of that “morbid introspection.”

Thank you.