|Corruption in the Philippines|
I ask you to please consider it carefully.
July 11, 2000
An Open Letter
The time has come that I can no longer keep silent regarding the controversy in the Philippines. Most of you know that I am responding to e-mails you have received directly or indirectly from Glenn Hamilton regarding various brethren in the Philippines. In these e-mails, he charges Philippine preachers with corruption, death threats, etc, etc. There are a few things that must be noted about Glenn Hamilton before ANY of this garbage is taken as truth.
Glenn openly fellowships false teachers while
shunning faithful men (documentation available). Glenn is in close association
with Wally Little. Wally Little likewise is in close fellowship with Jim
Puterbaugh, another promoter of false doctrine and division in the Philippines.
These are not unsubstantiated charges. One piece of evidence is an article
written by Wally Little, recorded in Gospel Truths, May 1997 p.14-18.
In the article, Wally Little agrees with Jim Puterbaugh's position on
the "One Eternal Covenant", the fellowshipping of false teachers
and advocates that Romans 14 includes matters of faith and doctrine not
Other evidence against Glenn's credibility is his fellowship with Don Wilson. Don Wilson has exposed himself for gross error on Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage (See written debate with Harry Osborne, Guardian of Truth, August 1, 1991 copies available). Don Wilson's February 1998 report on his Philippine trip details how closely he worked with Glenn Hamilton. Once again Glenn is exposed for being in full fellowship with false teachers. Is this man credible? If he will compromise the word of God, what else will he compromise? (II Jn.9-11; Rom.16:17,18)
Now let us consider the accusations and charges against Philippine preachers. Glenn has a history of making undocumented charges against Philippine preachers, with Rody Gumpad being the main target of Glenn and Wally Little (Wally often quotes Glenn in these matters). I have attached Rody's response to Wally's (and Glenn's) charges. It is worthy of your consideration since you likely received slanderous reports about Rody - be fair with a brother and let the other side be heard. I also have first hand evidence about the lies Glenn reports. I will now answer specific charges from Glenn. Glenn reports in an e-mail dated Nov.28, 1999 the following (I will follow with my proof of his lies.):
1) G.H. - "A few weeks ago a preacher in Sampaguita, Solana, Cagayan
Valley, by the name of Greggorio de los Reyes ceased
to preach for the local congregation there."
2) G.H. "Most of the members had already ceased to attend there".
3) G.H. - "At that time, Greggorio took a secular job (as a private
chauffeur for another preacher)".
4) G.H. - "According to people close to Greggorio, he is continuing
to receive support (apparently over US $1,000/month) from US brethren."
Brethren, with these four points so greatly lied about, why should we even believe his story about Greggorio making a "death threat"? If Glenn will be divisive enough to lie about the above four points, he would lie about the death threat. Since we cannot believe Glenn because he fellowships false teachers and has grossly lied, proven above, why should we believe what he says about Rody Gumpad, Greg De Los Reyes, or any faithful men? He says he has evidence but has never proved it. I believe his "evidence" is just as corrupt as he is (see Proverbs 26:7).
We hope that Glenn and Wally will repent of their error before it is eternally too late. Paul said to the Ephesian elders (Acts 20:29,30) that trouble would arise within the church. At that time, the Gospel was spreading rapidly and Satan knew the best way to stop it - internal strife. The Gospel is spreading like wildfire in the Philippines and once again Satan is trying to stop it internally. Wally and Glenn's slander and lies are doing nothing positive but rather tearing down the Lord's work in the Philippines. For this, the Lord will hold them accountable.
You have my permission to forward this to anyone interested in the work in the Philippines.
For the Truth,