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The Cause And Effect: A Closer Look
By Richard Harvey
Published: 1985

(Written in response to "The Cause: The Joy of Justice.")

Quotes

"This increasing flood of criticism has not abated, but has continued to grow throughout this past year, 1985. … In an apparent attempt to mute the affect of this criticism upon its membership, GCI has answered with a full broadside. In the summer of 1985 they published a special June/July issue of their “in house” magazine, The Cause, which they titled, “The Joy of Justice”. It is in this magazine that GCI first laid down in black and white, for all to read, its doctrines regarding slander, faction, and church discipline. The Christian world should be deeply thankful to God, and appreciative to GCI leadership that they have finally canonized these doctrines in writing, where they can be easily examined in the light of the Word of God."
- Rick Harvey, former GCI elder, from The Cause And Effect: A Closer Look.


Chapters

Chapter Name In Response To
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I. EXAMINING THE CANON
II. WHO'S AT THE BENCH When God Takes The Bench
by John Hopler
III. THE "APOSTLE" ON AUTHORITY Joy To The Righteous
by Jim McCotter
IV. SLANDER EXAMINED Slander
by Herschel Martindale
V. SLANDER IS SPECIAL The Three Types Of Unrighteous Discipline
by Sam Lopez
VI. MORE MARTINDALE ON SLANDER Q&A (Slander)
by Herschel Martindale
VII. THE UNQUESTIONABLE LEADERS Respecting Local Leaders
by David Bovenmyer
VIII. LISTENING TO SLANDER The Sin Of Listening
by Dave Gumlia
IX. DISCERNING SLANDER Evil Reports: How To Identify Them, How To Respond
by Dave Gumlia and Dennis Clark
X. RESPONDING TO NEGATIVE INFORMATION Evil Reports: How To Identify Them, How To Respond
by Dave Gumlia and Dennis Clark
XI. THE ELEVATION OF SLANDER/FACTION
XII. BRINGING AN ELDER TO JUSTICE

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