Warhorn Media is a reformed protestant ministry, and I am at liberty to call them out for their evil: bearing false witness. I call on the men at Warhorn to admit their sin, apologize, repent, and to fire Nathan Alberson. Your ministry is an embarrassment.
Nathan wrote the following words about the interview:
Dalrock responded exactly like we knew he would. He lived down to our worst characterization of him. He and his followers are exactly as cartoonish as the sketch character we created to parody them. It would be funny if it wasn’t sad.
That is absolutely pathetic for a ministry claiming to Christian. They deliberately started out to destroy a person, under the guise of being journalistic. Not only that, but from a ministry that claims this:
It’s time for the Church of Jesus Christ to wake up and lead. To call the world to repentance. For Christian men to act like Christian men, and Christian women to act like Christian women. Ordinary Christians need to be equipped to live ordinary Christian lives in an anti-ordinary world.
Nathan Alberson’s own words
But, I also sort of wanted Dalrock to trip up and prove he was not good, because I sorta thought he probably wasn’t good. Although I hadn’t really read him enough to really know it at the time. So I will admit, I went into it with a bias.
Elsewhere, Nathan wrote this:
People keep assuming the transcript is of a debate. it is not. We never attempted to address all of Dalrock’s points in the interview [because they set out to discredit him]. We just wanted him to state his point of view. We responded in the podcast.
The truth is a bit different, however. At 11:34 AM on 1/15/19, Dalrock wrote
Lets at least start via email, and if we find it takes too much time we can reconsider and I’ll respond to any remaining items in post form. But this way we get some of the back and forth that I think you are looking for. This should give you good content for your podcast, and I’ll find a way to format/edit it suitable for a blog post (or posts). Larry Kummer and I did something similar back in November, although we only considered sharing the discussion once we were already knee deep.
Ten minutes later, at 11:42 AM on 1/15/19, Nathan Alberson responded:
Sounds great. I look forward to your responses. You have my questions, so you can get us started. Thanks again!
Not only did Nathan lie about the nature of the interaction, he lied about the motives of his interview. Remember what I wrote in the beginning, where Nathan said Dalrock “lived down to our worst characterization of him”?
Well, before Nathan wrote those words, he emailed Dalrock the following:
[the podcast is] brutal, as you’ll see. But after much thought and prayer, we decided what you’re doing is not just misguided but harmful, and we wanted to inoculate people against it.
I don’t think much prayer and thought was given, when the outcome was decided before you set out (which you admitted to). Contrary to Nathan’s own words about his motives, he then says
I did ask the questions in good faith, despite what your followers say about me.
Nathan had the stones to request Dalrock do the following:
So consider this a personal exhortation: drop the pseudonym, and place yourself under the authority of men who can discipline what your write and help you discipline your followers. That or get out of the business altogether.
My advice to Nathan
- Produce any evidence you have that may contradict Dalrock’s narrative. If it is not sufficient, or if you do not, do the following
- Repent for your malicious motives
- repent for deliberately lying about the nature of your interaction
- repent for lying about the purpose of the contact with Dalrock
- Admit you are a liar
- Apologize to Dalrock
- Step down from ministry
If you do not do the following, you have no integrity, are not qualified to be in ministry, and remain in unrepentant sin.