“Fed up with false teaching: Calvary Chapel church says “So Long” to the CC Association.”
“A Calvary Chapel pastor who warned of false teachings and apostate movements seeping into the Calvary Chapel organization has been removed from his regional leadership position, and is now removing his local congregation out of the Calvary Chapel Association altogether.”
Let me add a detail here that others haven’t…this pastor is one of the prime examples of Moses Model corruption of character and he hasn’t belonged in a pulpit for decades.
This was well documented here and elsewhere, but the ODM’s didn’t peep…they never reported on the way Dwight Douville treated his (ex) wife, nor the fact that at one time Costa Mesa overruled his board when it tried to discipline him.
I revisit this this matter only to point out some things about these “discernment” ministries.
This list of grievances is a long list of “guilt by association” crimes that never define what the “guilty” are actually “guilty” of.
There are no theological grounds given as to why any of the people mentioned are guilty of “false teaching” or “apostasy”.
The charges are almost entirely based on differences of opinion that fall within the grounds of orthodoxy and differences in methodology or ecclesiology.
Those differences do not in any way constitute grounds for such extreme charges as being “wolves” or “apostate”.
In truth, it’s gross sin to do both in most of these cases, an accusing of the brethren that should bring shame, not repeated sharing of these bombastic articles.
In the meantime, they will cover a real wolf like Douville, K.P. Yohannon, or Skip Heitzig, because all that really matters to these people is their skewed eschatology which they believe gives them a license to slander everyone who doesn’t hold to their interpretations of selected Scriptures.
The leaders of this sect are not so worried about biblical fidelity as they are about losing their power and influence because some of the larger group are willing to think outside Chuck Smith’s teaching tapes and the movements hoary tradition.
I have large theological and methodological differences with Greg Laurie and Rick Warren.
That said, both of these men are brothers, not wolves, and all the differences I have with them are over matters that are still under the umbrella of orthodoxy.
God has used them greatly despite whatever flaws they may have, just as He has used me a little despite mine.
We can discuss and debate those differences without damning each other to the pit.
Well, some of us can…
The Scriptures the ODM’s ignore are the ones about how we will be known for our love…maybe that time will have to wait until these “Bereans” pass from the scene.