I hate to say I told you so…no, actually I’m reveling in both the fact that I told them so and the fact that so many of them told me that I didn’t know what I was talking about.
We wrote in detail about previous grabs for power, we wrote about the fact that Chuck Smith endorsed the CCA concept reluctantly at best, and we told you that many of these men couldn’t stand each other.
We told them that the group was split between East and West, between the past and the future.
It boggles my mind that so many accept the faux holy narrative that a few guys meet and have an instant audience with the Almighty and then communicate His directions to the masses.
This bunch did what they’ve always done…they got together with an agenda for power and then pretended that God endorsed the plan.
It was an exercise in oligarchy and backstabbing by men exhibiting the worst and most petty traits of self appointed leaders.
It’s been going on for a very long time.
The CC pastors now are being hung by their own petard…the “anointed” higher up in the “anointed” pecking order are treating them just like so many congregants have been treated…as lesser beings to whom they are not accountable.
This is an opportunity to deal with things as they really are and demand change and biblical accountability at every level of however this debacle plays out.
Instead, my guess is that they will wait to see if the oligarchy can claim apostolic succession yet again.
The reality is that while this group values independence as an 11th commandment,they are and have never been independent at all, but completely dependent on a leader or leaders to tell them how to think.
With leadership in flux, the confusion and consternation is palpable.
My guess is also that there will be an attempt to paper over this mess one more time with false claims of unity and brotherly love.
It will be another lie, but the lie seems to work very well.
Until this group is rebuilt from the bottom up instead of the top down, it always will.