Commentary on the new Grace Statement about GFI

It is perhaps worthwhile to point out that until Grace makes it clear that their earlier statement was in error (which they haven't), they still are willing to fully stand behind it. If they felt that they were in error in any substantial way, they would have made it quite clear in their revision.

In fact, in Phil's comments, he writes about issues of character:

"we are praying that the time will come when it might be possible to say that all those concerns have been fully resolved"

which makes it quite clear that there has been no resolution of the character issues raised by Grace in October, including:

  • Ezzo's "repeated tendency to avoid accountability" with the Elders and Pastoral staff at Grace
  • Ezzo's willingness to make "exaggerated and even false accusations against his critics"

As Ezzo built his credibility on Grace's reputation, the fact that they've issued a I Tim 5 public rebuke of him at all should cause one to pause before simply chalking this one up to a simple disagreement between believers.