I heard from an author that WinePress is finally admitting that they are, in fact, going out of business. The cult member/employee said “it was the result of attacks on the business and the landlord’s desire to get paid, which he wasn’t.”
Hmmmmm. Their landlord let them go ONE FULL YEAR without paying their rent, and finally said enough is enough. Start paying or get out, to which they whined and made more excuses.
One of the most recent employees to leave said “The last thing I heard from Josiah was that Mike was jerking them around.”
Here is a perfect example of the Sound Doctrine / Tim Williams /WinePress double standard.
Their landlord gives them way more grace than they deserve, and they accuse the landlord of jerking them around.
If you are more than 15 days late on a bill you owe WinePress, they charge you exorbitant late fees.
But if they owe you money, they expect you to wait for months, and if you complain, YOU are in sin.
Tim Williams convinces his followers that I constantly beat Carla down when we went to writer’s conferences together.
The truth is, when we had a chance to talk without Tim around, and I showed her how we were wrong to charge so much for authors to buy copies of their books, and that some of the decisions Tim was making were BAD FOR BUSINESS, she completely agreed with me and tried to get Tim to listen. Uh oh. Bad idea. He doesn’t listen to anyone.
In reality, Tim was the one who constantly beat her down once we returned from the conferences. Verbally beat her into submission. She even told me once that because of our conversations at conferences we attended together, they nearly divorced more than once!
And here’s the last example I’ll share for the moment. A deaf woman who almost got sucked into the cult many years ago makes comments on this site and forwarded me an email she just received from the man himself.
Greetings Colleen Simsa,
You do understand that spreading lies is a sin and places you under God’s judgment – unless you repent?
Like Jesus, the book is very clear that all is a matter of love. It can’t be helped that you only want to love with human sinful love, rather than the selfless love of Jesus in you. However, it is stupid to attack those who love by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:6)
That you have aligned yourself with a self-confessed manipulator proves you need to do some serious repenting.
For someone who spreads more lies than anyone I’ve ever known, both on the internet and in his scripture-out-of-context preaching, I find it almost laughable that he thinks he can continue to get away with his intimidation tactics. I must admit I laughed out loud when I read it, as did Colleen.
The last line, however, was the most telling…the master manipulator himself refers to me as a self-confessed manipulator.
Yep. I wrote all about it in my first book Consumed by Success. I admitted it and actually REPENTED for it.
Something he has yet to do.