The Dirt Gets Deeper
Walding sent out two email blasts this morning to dozens of Calvary Chapel pastors supporting the lawsuit filed by Janette Smith Manderson and attacking Smith Jr. based on his advocacy of gay rights.
Here is the first;
Subject: Re Pastor Brian Broderson and the Board of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa
I know that many of you are aware of the recent news interview regarding Kay Smith and the court battle that has ensued regarding Calvary Chapel Costa mesa with Pastor Brian Broderson and the board members. I have been attending Calvary Chapel Costa mesa since Jan 1992 and spoke to many of you at Pastor Chuck Smith’s last pastors Conference 2 years ago in Murrieta. I spoke in support of a constitutional amendment to help stop the rapid decay in our society of gay marriage in the church’s. I am a close friend of the Smith family and have been for many years. Jan Manderson Smith and Jeff Smith are at least two witnesses as required by scripture that I have spoken with that have brought an accusation of an elder Brian Broderson and have told me the Word for today was not turned over to them pursuant to their Father Chuck Smiths wish’s and agreed to in writing by the board of Costa Mesa. I have attached a copy of the complete grievances filled with the court by Jan in the PDF file bellow or the link here: http://www.chuckloveskay.com/SmithTrust.Complaint.pdf
As well as the news video link here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=628129680637715&set=vb.611933835590633&type=2&theater
Both Jan and Jeff as listed in the report have told me that some Calvary Chapel board members expressed to them that they knew the Word for today was to be turned over to them to mange and continue their fathers ministry. Jeff told me he personally asked Brian Broderson for a release of TWFT as agreed by the board. Both Jeff and Jan said that they made repeated attempts over the pass few months since Pastor Chucks passing and have waited patiently all this time for them to follow through with that commitment to turn over TWFT but to no avail. According to scripture with two witnesses we are to receive the accusation against an Elder and to see if this indeed be the case. As executor of the Smith Estate Jan has been forced to seek legal assistance in approaching the courts to provide for her mother and family. We are to submit to government authority as those authority’s that are placed over us by God for the punishment of evil and the reward of good. If these accusations are found to be true then Brian Broderson and the board should turn over what they are withholding to the Smith Family as well as any money that Chuck wanted his widow Kay Smith to have in order to be taken care of. I have witnessed on many visits to Kay Smith over the past few months that Jan and Jeff are doing an extraordinarily great job of taking care of honoring their mother as well as keeping keeping up her home. Kay is always joyful and well beloved by many and misses Chuck. I miss him too and know many of you do as well. I sat with Kay and another friend Joyce on Friday last week and we sang when we all get to Heaven what a day of rejoicing that will be. When you go to see Kay she always has a way of making you just fell loved and accepted. Kay really ministers to me the love of Jesus Christ as both do Jan and Jeff . To be fair Pastor Brian has also ministered to me over the years as well and I love him as a friend. Cheryl has been very nice too. I will say I have definitely heard from the Lord through Jan, Jeff, Brian, Cheryl, Chuck and Kay. I do not know Chuck Jr and only met him one time at Pastor Chucks funeral but he was very kind as well. The Smith family have all ministered the Love and grace of Jesus Christ to me and my prayer is for reconciliation and healing in that family as we do for all our families. None of us are without problems. Satan wants to kill steal and destroy us all.
In closing I would like to say I have written to Pastor Brian Broderson many times with kindness and respect regarding many concerns of leaven in the body of Costa Mesa that needed to be dealt with many times and I am sad to say it that this has not been done but has gotten worse. The basic issue at hand is disobedience. Of course all of us are guilty of this, just doing things our own way instead of doing it the way God has said in his Word. Even if we have been used or anointed in the past we must continue in the full council of his Word to be his disciples indeed rather than picking and choosing which parts we like or do not like otherwise we are not truly his disciples. The simple remedy is repentance for we know Gods mercies are abundant. We also know that God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble. Jesus had words of correction to all the church’s in the book of revelation. With the exception of one they all had areas that needed to be corrected and repented of. The real issue was repentance and correction and there was a real consequence of having the candlestick removed if this was not done. I believe one of the corrections that we would do well to take heed of in Calvary Chapel as well as other church’s is in this non biblical structure of church discipline or the deeds of the Nicolaitions. One of these areas would be in compromise of allowing sin or leaven in without dealing with it. One of the ways this can happen is by not being able to bring an unresolved sin issue before the church. This is where Jan has been forced to protect her Mother Kay Smith by appealing to the King so to speak or in the American system of Justice to the Judge. This is a result of a lack of proper biblical Church structure where things basically end at the main pastor and/or board members/board of elders and there is no way for sin to be taken before the church to be resolved as the scriptures teach. This is more a model of Corporate business than actual biblical church structure. This needs to change or Im afraid more and more of these types of things will occur. Often when people go to a leader about sin in the camp and the leader rejects what they say even if it is biblical the church has no say because the structure is not set up to allow for that, The apostole John dealt with this in 3 john 1:6 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not. This in essence is what Jan and Jeff have tried to do with Pastor Brian and the Board at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. While I agree that the pastors elders should be given double honor in leading to make day-to-day decisions about the operations of the ministry and maybe even have the final say on most things this is not true when it comes to unresolved sin. The scriptures are clear what the Pastors Elders role is and what the church as a whole’s role is. The scriptures are clear that after unresolved sin in the body has passed the stage of one on one and confrontation with taking one or two witnesses. It is supposed to then go before the church to be dealt with. This is not being done. Perhaps we should have one night a week in the churches dedicated to dealing with these types of issues should it arise so that we won’t be out of biblical structure and can’t judge ourselves but have to go to the courts because the leadership won’t do it Gods way. Even King David brought the ark in the wrong way. I hope something more drastic does not have to happen for us to do it Gods way as did with Uriah when he tried to steady the ark of the covenant. We all sin and fall short the point is correcting that repenting and learning from our failures. As Pastor Chuck used to say if you fall in the mud just don’t lie there get back up and keep going.
[Mat 18:15-18 KJV] 15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear [thee, then] take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell [it] unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
If things were dealt with in this way the Pastors and elders would know they also have accountability. It’s not good that one person controls everything or a group of persons controls everything and have no accountability before the church if they sin in or fall short. It’s not good for pastors because by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil. It encourages them and emboldens them that they can get away with sin and thus be trapped by Satan as was the case with Bob Coy, Mark Driscol and many others to numerous to mention. It brings reproach on the name of Christ and makes us look bad before the world. The salt losing its savor. The scriptures tell us in speaking of Elders in 1 Timothy 3: 6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
I don’t want my Pastors getting trapped by the devil because I am condoning everything they are doing even when it is contrary to Gods word and saying nothing to warn them. He that hides his sin shall not prosper but he that confess it and forsakes it shall find mercy. We need to be transparent with one another in the body of Christ. Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead for trying to hide their sin of pretending to be one thing and really doing something else. Where is the fear of God and reverence for his word that Pastor Chuck exhorted us to have for some many years. Yes love covers sin but only after the sin is confessed and repented of. It does not try to pretend it does not exist. Love rejoices not in iniquity but the truth. Paul address the Corinthian church and named the sin that was being dealt with where a brother was sleeping with his father’s wife and told the church rather than being puffed up that they should’ve have rather mourned that this person was not removed from them and the leaven dealt with. We remember that because it was done this way that the person was able to be truly restored and the leaven was not allowed to grow and affect the whole body. When Paul confronted Peter he did it before his face because he was to be blamed for not eating with the gentiles when the Jews were around. Even leaders need correction at times. Can we not trust God’s word in letting the Church decide these issues like God said or do we think we have to do things differently and we have a better idea because after all that’s just how we do it. Maybe our traditions in Calvary Chapel have started to take precedence now over the word of God. There needs to be transparency when there are issues that deal with the church and would affect the whole church that’s why the Lord has said that if the issues cannot be resolved on a level individually or on a level with two or three witnesses be that pastors or anyone else then it is to be taken before the church and the church is to make the decision. This way the leaven won’t infect the whole body. It does not matter if we are leaders elders or sheep. We are all just as important to the functioning of the Body of Christ and that’s the way God sees it. Can we not trust the Lord that his ways are the best ways.
It seems to me that the case with Brian Broderson and the board members named in this lawsuit should be brought before the church meaning all of Calvary Chapels since we are all affected by it. Rather than allowing them to cover things up and pretend it does not exist and the Church having to pay thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to fight the sin of witholding from Chucks widow Kay. We should just do it Gods way and let the chips fall where they may as we are obedient to him not respecting persons in judgment. Why should the church have to pay to cover someone’s unrepentant sin in court fees if this indeed be the case and why would we want to withhold good from whom it is due to a Godly widow like Kay Smith when it is in the power of our hand to do it. If these allegations are found to be true Brian Broderson and the board needs to relinquish what they said they would regarding Pastor Chucks messages to the Word for Today as is laid out in the attached formal legal complaint just made public rather than dragging CCCM through a legal battle. If they refuse and the courts find the Smiths have been defrauded those that are found guilty of lying should be held accountable and removed from fellowship if they refuse to repent including pastors and elders. Of course we would rather see things restored in a spirit of meekness if anyone is willing to do what is right but the leaven cannot be allowed to grow and affect the whole body of believers of Calvary Chapels everywhere. I am requesting all Calvary Chapel Church’s and affiliates that agree that dealing with this sin is a decision that should be handled by the church in a biblically based way to respond by a simple Yes or No and make the necessary corrections as the Lord leads for dealing with leaven in your own church’s as shepard’s of the Lord’s flock. Thanks for listening.
Sincerely,Your brother in Christ
Isaiah 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].
Here is the second;
Subject: Chuck Smith Jr advocating gay life style as our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Spiritual deception cannot be trusted. Lets consider the source.
I’ll comment later after I scrub myself with a wire brush and Drano…