The Supreme Court Denies to Hear Lawsuit Against John Ankerberg
and Harvest House Publishers
|by Norman L. Geisler|
To God be the Glory!!
On June 18, 2007, the United States Supreme Court, DENIED the request of The Local Church/Living Streams Ministry to hear their mega millions case against Harvest House and Dr. John Ankerberg which they had won in the Texas Supreme Court. The Local Church/Living Streams Ministry have 25 days (till July 13) to secure a "tier one" law firm (one qualified to take them to the US Supreme Court) and appeal to the court again to hear the case. There is little chance for success in this course of action since they have already lost twice at the Texas Supreme Court level and once at the US Supreme Court level.
This is a great victory for both counter-cult ministries and orthodoxy in general. A loss would have severely limited our freedom to preserve orthodox Christianity because we would not have been able to define its limits by distinguishing it from unorthodox groups. See our Amicus Brief and the article on the Local Church on behalf of Harvest House and Ankerberg.