The Many Faces of David Carrico

 

David Carrico is an especially vile individual. While pretending to minister to believers, he instead works to minister to his own bottom line, serving the god of MAMMON. His true spirit is revealed by his two faced nature. I testify to these things truly as I have known him personally since 2000. David and Donna Carrico are the type of Hypocrites mentioned in 2nd Peter chapter 2. Their feigned testimony makes merchandise of their followers.

 

 

ON October 31, 2001, I allowed David to use my broadcast the Beacon of Truth, to address my listeners on radio station WBCQ and further recorded the broadcast, sending him a "master tape" so that he might generate a bit of income bt listing it for sale. As if to underscore Carrico's duplicitous nature, he personally attacked me on his website in early 2003, even as he sold the audio tape I had produced for him. He has continued to offer it for sale on his website under the label "Voice of the Remnant series", catalog number VR6-Halloween - Beacon of Truth - Short Wave 10/31/01.

 

This is the E mail I received from David Carrico in it's entirety. This is presented to bear witness of certain facts regarding the fruit of the spirit concerning those involved in the many campaigns of slander begun by James Lloyd and Christian Media Network, and admonitions against the same. Italics are inserted by the editor to highlight sentences, and are not those of the author.

 

 


 

Hello Craig,

 


It was good to hear from you and I was sorry to hear about your problems with Christian Media. I am not surprised that Christian Media is critical of us. I spoke at the first Clifty Falls conference and immediately afterwards we began to hear that things were being said about us. Severe controversy and strife broke out between other people that attended the conference supposedly over attacks that CM had made upon people that the others had liked. I did not try to get into the middle of it or attempt to sort it out or to respond to things that were being said about us.

 

There is very little that we would disagree with in the doctrinal positions that CM has taken, but it appears that with some we have been put on their Black list. We have spoken out against the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine for over 20 years, but I have never blanketly (sic) condemned people to hell for holding those doctrines even though I believe them to be a serious deception. We have spoken out and written against and exposing Freemasonry for over 15 years and we believe that churches that accept Freemasons as members have become leavened with apostasy because of 1 Cor. 5:11-13

 


(1 Cor 5:11-13 KJV) But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. {12} For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? {13} But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

 

Freemasonry is idolatry at every level. I thoroughly believe that we are living in the last days and that organized religion has become thoroughly corrupt. I would certainly agree that most churches who are 501 (c)3 are apostate, and that denominations have become a reproach to God. I do not believe that all 501 (c) 3 churches are apostate though the ones that are not are certainly few and far between.

 

Jesus was very specific and mentioned five leavens that would make a church a part of the whore church in stead of the Bride. I try to be very specific and do not seek to engage in blanket condemnations because I realize that slander is also a sin and that I will have to stand before God with what we say.

 

We have been a non-profit organization in that state of Indiana since 1984 and we work with other para-church ministries that are 501 (c) 3 to combat the issue of Freemasonry and idolatry in the church and we will continue to do so as long as we are able. I have specifically explained our position to Rick Walters who for a while spoke well of our ministry. I have enjoyed the teaching of James Lloyd and I believe thatGod has given him some tremendous insight into prophesy in many areas.

 

I cannot go as far as CM does in blankedly (sic) condemning all 501(c)3 ministries and I would disagree with their teaching on Israel which seems to me to be a twist on raplacement (sic) theology. I would not consider those differences a hinderance (sic) to fellowship or ministry, but I get the feeling sometimes when I listen to CM that to disagree with them on almost any point is to put yourself on their list. You would know better than me having been on the inside!

 

God has given us a bold and strong ministry, but I pray that I will not chop someone off at the knees who would not agree with all that views I hold. The beliefs that I hold today have not always been the same in my entire Christian life and I do not believe that it made me any less saved. We received negative information about you from CM in the newsletter over the internet, but we don't jump on those bandwagons especially knowing first hand the seemingly constant barrage of personal attacks that CM is involved in.

 

(Prov 18:13 KJV) He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

 

I hope that you are well in the Lord and if we can be of any help to you, please e-mail or call (xxx)xxx-xxxx. We wanted to call you, but we only had the number for CM.

 

I would be honored to be on your program, but would like to speak to you in person or by e-mail first. Your brother in Christ, David Carrico

 

Your Servants in Jesus, David and Donna Carrico
(((((((VOICE OF THE REMNANT)))))))

 

You can be Free Through Jesus Christ!
Check out our Web Site at: http://www.ritualabusefree.org

 

FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST MINISTRIES
P.O. Box 4174
Evansville, IN 47724-4174
Phone or Fax number (xxx)xxx-xxxx
E-mail: FOJCMinistries@cs.com
Telephone Numbers have been omitted to ensure the Carrico's privacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems as though David Carrico has now changed his tune. We can only imagine that he has succumbed to pressure from James Lloyd to ensure that his Christian Media Network Broadcast is secure. The question lingers as to whether what he stated in his previous e mail was false or true. Does the truth change depending upon circumstance?

 

The following was published on David Carrico's website following James Lloyd's discovery of the preceding email upon publication.

 

CONCERNING Craig Portwood – BEACON OF TRUTH

 

Sowing Seeds of Discord among the hosts of Christian Media Network

 

 

(Prov 6:16-19 KJV) These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: {17} A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, {18} An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, {19} A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 

(1 Tim 5:20 KJV) Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

 

It is with much distaste and with deep regret that we must publicly rebuke Craig Portwood of the BEACON OF TRUTH ministry, and deal with this issue. The public misrepresentation of our correspondence by Mr. Portwood has forced us to do so. We are truly sad that this matter cannot be privately and personally resolved with Mr. Portwood, but our concern with further misrepresentation of our e-mail letters or other avenues of communication prevent us from doing so at this time. 


Craig recently posted a November 4, 2002 personal e-mail letter minus the date he received it from us on his BEACON OF TRUTH web site. We became hosts on the Christian Media Network on January 7, 2003. In a deceptive fashion, our e-mail letter was presented by Craig as an attack from us on the Christian Media Network by a current Christian Media Network host. Our personal e-mail to Mr. Portwood was a response to the content of previous e-mails to us from Craig. This was obviously a calculated attempt to sow discord among the many hosts of Christian Media Network, such as Rick Walters and others, and advance the personal grievances of Craig Portwood against Christian Media Network and its hosts.


It is our desire and God's heart that all brethren walk in love and unity, however, true Biblical unity always comes at the price of repentance and humility. Our sincere prayer in regard to all concerned is that the situation will change and result in God being glorified. Our continual prayer is for God's speed and greatest blessings upon Christian Media Network and James Lloyd along with Rick Walters.

 

(1 Pet 3:8-12 KJV) Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: {9} Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. {10} For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: {11} Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. {12} For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

 

This was clearly written by James Lloyd as anyone familiar with his "style" of writing can attest. That David Carrico placed his name on it shows that he is more interested in currying favor with "The Lloyd" than with The Lord. Shame on him.

 

Here is my email response which has yet been unanswered. It will most likely not be answered until David stands before Jesus Christ on Judgment Day.

 

David,

 

You have made several comments on your website which are unsupported by anything evidentiary. Unlike those with whom you have chosen to associate (James Lloyd, Rick Walters et. al.), I will give you an opportunity to make a full account of your assertions, and publish them. If I am at fault, I will likewise make a full accounting, and publicly apologize. 

 

First, you mention that I have made a "public misrepresentation " of your e mail to me. You do (one may safely assume) admit to authorship. My question in this instance is this: upon what do you base this accusation? In what manner have I misrepresented your communication?

 

Secondly, upon what set of circumstances do you base your statement "We are truly sad that this matter cannot be privately and personally resolved with Mr. Portwood"? What if any efforts have you made to that end? To my knowledge you have made none. Please correct me if I am in error on this point. Perhaps the remainder of that statement is meant to justify your lack of such effort: "but our concern with further misrepresentation of our e-mail letters or other avenues of communication prevent us from doing so at this time." What do you fear sir? Surely as a "man of God" you are not afraid to testify truthfully. In what way could I "misrepresent" a communication published verbatim? This appears on it's face to be pure canard, to justify avoidance of any straight forward recitation of the facts. If I am unfair in this assessment I will recant upon any honest presentation of events to the contrary. If however I am correct, your statement is out of character for a man of God.

 

If your assertion of misrepresentation on my part is relative to the omission to the November 4, 2002 date of my e mail to you, I assure you the omission was unavoidable, as I had to rely on a third party to whom I had forwarded your communication, to return it to me, as I had deleted it from my files. It returned without the original date.

 

This does raise another question, which is central to the issue at hand. The question is whether you are now recant your previous testimony. Are you of another opinion as regards your statement "but I get the feeling sometimes when I listen to CM that to disagree with them on almost any point is to put yourself on their list. You would know better than me having been on the inside!" and if so, does it have to do with the fact that you are now a host on the Christian Media network?

 

Does the truth change depending upon personal association? Has what was true on November 4, 2002 changed on January 7, 2003? If so, what has changed except your association with James Lloyd?

 

The statement "In a deceptive fashion, our e-mail letter was presented by Craig as an attack from us on the Christian Media Network by a current Christian Media Network host Our personal e-mail to Mr. Portwood was a response to the content of previous e-mails to us from Craig. This was obviously a calculated attempt to sow discord among the many hosts of Christian Media Network, such as Rick Walters and others, and advance the personal grievances of Craig Portwood against Christian Media Network and its hosts." is pure James Lloyd. Is it your testimony (remember you will answer to God) that this statement was authored by you and not dictated by James Lloyd? If you claim authorship, was it then "an attack" on James Lloyd or Christian Media, in November, or was it true representation of your perception?

 

You also made the statement: "Our sincere prayer in regard to all concerned is that the situation will change and result in God being glorified." In what way do you pray the situation will change? What short of ALL those involved repenting of their poor behavior, could possibly change this situation?

 

Have you also repudiated your 501 (c)(3) associations?

 

Sir, I have been lied about, reviled and accused falsely by your chosen associates at Christian Media. While I have made several attempts to set the record straight and humbly and gently reprove those involved, there was no such behavior on the part of Rick Walters, Ralph and Kathy Haaff, or James Lloyd. I quietly sat by while I was maliciously and repeatedly slandered by your associates. They have stalked my home, slandered me behind my back, enlisted the aid of sworn enemies of Christ, attacked an innocent child. Do you remember this scripture from the gospel of Luke, Chapter 17, verses 1 1 and 2: "Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe [unto him], through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones." ?

 

In one case, Rick Walters assaulted a supporter of the Beacon of Truth broadcast with an axe handle (that case is still under investigation by the Jefferson County Prosecutors office). While I have sought restitution in prayer and supplication to God, those named above have fought in the flesh. Unlike my accusers, I have documentation instead of unnamed individuals, and direct quotes instead of statements taken out of context for my assertions.

 

(Prov 6:16-19 KJV) These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: {17} A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, {18} An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, {19} A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 

The sower of discord in this matter is Rick Walters, along with the Haaffs, who have likewise spoken lies, swiftly running to mischief.

 

I have been called by the man Rick Walters "potbellied Portwood" "Pothead Portwood" (do I sound like a drug addict to you?), they have made fun of my personal appearance in an adolescent fashion (to their detriment) and accused me of adultery. I have been maligned regularly on the international shortwave radio bands, in a mass distributed e mail, and on the internet (which you have also chosen to promote). I had one lapse into the flesh in making fun of Rick Walters obvious low I.Q. in an e mail sent to him, for which I publicly and privately apologized. True to form, he has refused to acknowledge it. Where is the adherence to the words of Christ in that episode? Remember Luke 17:3-4: Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him." No doubt he will state "Portwood ain't my brother." This splitting of hairs will not go far before our Lord. I suppose I can declare you a child of the Devil and trash you by that standard. My Lord holds me to a higher level of behavior.

 

For the sake of THE TRUTH I have published a history of the dirty dealings of Christian Media, and have exposed James Lloyd as the false prophet and hypocrite that he is. This I have done after many months of unrequited abuse. You sir are not so naive as to not recognize the commercial motivation of Christian media. You may however, share that motive, I do not know. God does know. 

 

You have been willingly duped. You will share in the fruit of your choices, either in this world, or in the one to come. You had discerned rightly about Christian media when you mentioned "the seemingly constant barrage of personal attacks that CM is involved in." Now you have seemingly become a partaker of their sin. 1st Timothy 5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

 

You know the scriptures. Luke 12:48 "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."

 

I challenge you to answer the questions above, although I doubt you have the integrity to do so. I hope you prove me wrong. If I am wrong, I will apologize publicly and privately. It seems as though you have cast off your integrity to sacrificeit upon the unholy altar of self interest and expediency.

 

You can learn more of the character of your chosen associates in the unauthorized history of Christian Media, located on the internet at http://www.beaconoftruth.com Your characterization of me is the result of your choosing to answer a matter before you have heard it.

(Prov 18:13 KJV) He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

 

David, I do not judge you, I only point out the obvious. You can respond, or you can avoid. You are not responsible to me or to James Lloyd. You will ultimately answer to God.

 

This e mail will be published in its totality, in the next update of the above mentioned website.

 

We will continue to tell the truth regardless of the temporal consequence.

 

Article location http://www.beaconoftruth.com/carrico.htm

 

I hope and pray that you will find the courage to match your conviction.

 

Sincerely,

 

Craig Portwood

 

As of March 23rd 2009, David Carrico has refused to face up to the truth.

 

He is more concerned with a few crumbs of "Fame and Fortune" than about telling the truth