Calvin Cracks The CC Code
Last night Ken Sutton, the mens minister at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa wrote an historic article gently rebuking George Bryson for his ongoing attempt to purge any Calvinists from Calvary Chapel.
The article was entitled “Why George Bryson Doesn’t Speak For Me”.
When I left the net to go to bed last night the article had already gathered multiple thousands of hits.
Why was it “historic”?
Because Ken broke the public code of silence, the “no talk” rule that has been the norm since I’ve been following CC.
Mind you, Ken is no Calvinist and he invited the Reformed among them to leave as well (a position I agree with).
However, he charitably disagreed with Bryson’s methodology and subtly, the inference that George has made that there is a coup afoot in Calvary Chapel.
He named a name and bullet pointed his differences…and that’s never happened for public consumption before, to my recollection.
Sutton received a lot of positive feedback on his Facebook page…and this from Chuck Smiths daughter;
Janette Smith Manderson: This comment from my dad (Pastor Chuck) to George was at the bottom of George’s letter to the pastors: “Dear George, I believe that you have fiarly enunciated the Calvary Chapel positions and agree that those who do not agree need to be honest and remove themselves from our list of affiliated churches. I would suggest that they not go away mad, but just go away. In Christ, Chuck” So, George Bryson may not speak for Ken Sutton, but he DOES speak for my beloved father. I have much more to say about this and I am ready to expose the truth, whether people are ready to hear it or not.
This is the first public recognition of what I have written in the past and been reviled for…there is a split at the top of CC and Chuck Smith holds the wedge. the ax, and the wood.
My guess is that Sutton didn’t see this coming…but it will be hard to get all the angry cats back in the bag now.