GCC Elder Phil Johnson's Informal FAQ provided the text of the email that had been alluded to in GCC's Statement:
Here is what Ezzo wrote:
Johnson wrote, "Every statement in that paragraph is demonstrably false (see below), and there is no reasonable possibility that Gary himself could have believed these things true. In other words, these were lies, not exaggerations or misunderstandings. The donor, understandably troubled to read such things, forwarded the message to a counselor at Grace to You and asked if Gary's remarks were true."
September 1, 1996 John MacArthur wrote the following to Gary:
I know you cannot really believe these things to be true. In fact virtually every sentence of the above paragraph is false.
Lance did not "walk out" on me. [Lance Quinn, Senior Associate Pastor of Grace Church, left in 1996 to become senior pastor of a church in Little Rock.] He left with my blessing and with nothing but a deep mutual love between us...Lance would not have left at all without my blessing....
Not one person on the church staff has ever "gone amillennial."
Dave Maddox's departure from the college has nothing to do with Grace Church, unless Dave has told you something he has never said to me....
In all the years you have been at Grace Community Church, we have never had to set up chairs outside to accommodate overflow crowds. The church's attendance leveled off when the worship center opened and has not declined since then.
This Sunday, on a holiday weekend that traditionally has seen low attendence, we had capacity crowds for both morning services. ...The bleak picture you paint of Grace Church is simply untrue.