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Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Pastor is very concerned about “the spy in our midst”. The person reporting to the world what is going on behind the curtain in Calvary Temple. Why should our pastor be concerned about a spy? He is not telling us men to be physically circumcised in order to be saved like the false brethren in Paul’s day (Galatians 2:3-5).

If pastor has freedom in Christ (as the Bible teaches), he does not need to be concerned about a spy; unless, according to 1 Peter 2:16 pastor is using his liberty as a cloak for maliciousness (synonym of: abusiveness, cruelty, loathing, scorn, hatred, horror, distaste, enmity, repugnance, meanness, spite, revulsion, viciousness, etc.)

But God says, “For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another” (Galatians 5:13). “But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to them that are weak” (1 Corinthians 8:9). “Now the Lord is that Spirit:and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

See link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZkc8kCgXFg

Looking thoroughly into the history of Calvary Temple and the lives of its leaders, a pattern emerges. A pattern of “institutionalized deception”.

Evidence establishes that when our pastor needs protection for himself or the ministry which he built, it was and is ok to “fib, deceive, distort, inflate, minimize, exaggerate, prevaricate, or lie.”

He is what is known as “a pious deceiver” — who begets leaders who are pious deceivers. Deception is used if, in pastor’s view, it results in a good outcome. In other words, he thinks he knows when God approves of lying.

But God says, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell” (Matthew 23:15, 23-28, 33).

To our church, Jesus writes, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:be zealous therefore, and repent” (Revelation 3:18-19).

It was sometime in the early 2000’s our pastor/apostle/prophet ordered his custom made casino table. He had it named after himself. Prophetic of a prophet?

That casino table may just reveal the motive in the heart of the man. An old song “The Gambler” tells how to gamble well. It could be the playbook for our ‘Spirit led’ (a-hem), apparently random, destruction of lives.

He said, “Son, I’ve made a life
Out of readin’ people’s faces
Knowin’ what the cards were
By the way they held their eyes
So if you don’t mind me sayin’
I can see you’re out of aces
For a taste of your whiskey
I’ll give you some advice”

So I handed him my bottle
And he drank down my last swallow
Then he bummed a cigarette
And asked me for a light
And the night got deathly quiet
And his faced lost all expression
He said, “If you’re gonna play the game, boy
You gotta learn to play it right

You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em
Know when to fold ‘em
Know when to walk away
Know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done

Every gambler knows
That the secret to survivin’
Is knowin’ what to throw away
And knowin’ what to keep
‘Cause every hand’s a winner
And every hand’s a loser
And the best that you can hope for
Is to die in your sleep”

(Lyrics taken from the song “The Gambler” by D. Schliz)

But God says, “Behold, the Lord ‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity…In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment” (Isaiah 59:1-4;13-15).

God does not gamble with men’s lives.

  1. The main stream members love to lord their superiority over others.
  2. The pastors lie.
  3. The members let the pastors lie.
  4. The members cannot be trusted to know what is going on in their own church.
  5. Quite a few of the members lie.

But God says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge,
I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame” (Hosea 4:6-7).

For additional references see: Deuteronomy 5 (laws against idolatry, parental dishonor, murder, adultery, larceny, lying, and covetousness).

Our pastor loves to throw around the word “truth” of late. Half truth is actually more accurate. Let’s illustrate from a recent sermon, “Don’t be afraid to bring the truth to some of these people also that are professing Christians. I…I was encouraging Jon, look, the guy lives in Fairfax, you know his wife wants to go to church in Fairfax, but he drives every day to Ashburn for work, so he is driving by here to go to work and won’t come here to be fed? And led? And be prepared in this hour? We don’t apologize for telling him you know you need to leave where you are and come out and get fed so you can live praise God. I mean you drive by the place (Calvary Temple) five times a week, surely you can drive another day, you know, and hear the Word of God… but the fact of the matter is, you need to come or die.”

Let’s get our calculator out. Five work days + plus three services n/o + two prayer nights n/o + one family night n/o = eleven trips to Sterling per week. Just another typical half truth we like to propagate here at good ol’ Calvary Temple Sterling.

(n/o- not optional; mandatory, required, or you are deemed luke-warm, rebellious, backsliding)

But God says, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

(Taken from Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan)

So they went on, and Ignorance followed. They went then till they came at a place where they saw a way put itself into their way, and seemed withal to lie as strait as the way which they should go; and here they knew not which of the two to take, for both seemed strait before them: therefore here they stood still to consider. And as they were thinking about the way, behold a man, covered with a very light robe, come to them, and asked them why they stood there. They answered, they were going to the Celestial City, but knew not which of these ways to take. “Follow me,” said the man, “it is thither that I am going.” So they followed him in the way that but now came into the road, which by degrees turned, and turned them so far from the city that they desired to go to, that in a little time their faces were turned away from it; yet they follow him. But by and by, before they were aware, he led them both within the compass of a net, in which they were both so entangled that they knew not what to do; and with that the white robe fell off the man’s back (black with sin); then they saw where they were. Wherefore there they lay crying some time, for they could not get themselves out.

Christian: Then said Christian to his fellow, Now do I see myself in an error. Did not the shepherds bid us beware of the Flatterer? As is the saying of the wise man, so we have found it this day: “A man that flattereth his neighbor, spreadeth a net for his feet.” Proverbs 29:5.

Hopeful: They also gave us a note of directions about the way, for our more sure finding thereof; but therein we have also forgotten to read, and have not kept ourselves from the paths of the destroyer. Here David was wiser than we; for saith he, “Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the Destroyer.” Psalms 17:4.

Thus they lay bewailing themselves in the net. At last they espied a Shining One coming towards them with a whip of small cords in his hand. When he was come to the place where they were, he asked them whence they came, and what they did there. They told him that they were poor pilgrims going to Zion, but were led out of their way by a man clothed in white, who bid us, said they, follow him, for he was going thither too. Then said he with the whip, It is Flatterer, a false apostle, that hath transformed himself into an angel of light. Daniel 11:32; 2 Corinthians 11:13,14. So he rent the net, and let the men out. Then said he to them, Follow me, that I may set you in your way again. So he led them back to the way which they had left to follow the Flatterer. Then he asked them, saying, Where did you lie the last night? They said, With the shepherds upon the Delectable Mountains. He asked them then if they had not of the shepherds a note of direction for the way. They answered, Yes. But did you not, said he, when you were at a stand, pluck out and read your note? They answered, No. He asked them, Why? They said they forgot. He asked, moreover, if the shepherds did not bid them beware of the Flatterer. They answered, Yes; but we did not imagine, said they, that this fine-spoken man had been he. Romans 16:17,18.

Just follow the yellow brick road…do you recall how the Wizard of Oz had people shaking in terror as he bellowed out his messages (smoke and mirrors)? There is some concern lest self-righteous individuals think all those Calvary weirdos get what they deserve. Consider Dorothy and her faithful companions were ignorant of being duped – they revered the great Oz – and so it is in the land of Calvary Temple.

Here we have a group of fifty-somethings who came to Pastor Scott in his heyday. But unlike faithful Toto, they never ventured to pull aside the curtain and see the man behind. Largely loyal and willingly passive, the greatest sin they have is allowing a man to teach their children and young adults secretly to do evil deeds (without asking any questions). How many parents sit in on our youth groups or young adult groups? They have given up the right to parent, unfortunately, to one who is unworthy to be in the same room as children. Blind obedience is a killer.

However, the Cowardly Lion, Straw Man, and Tin Man, finally stood up to the great Oz – it’s just about time that the men and women of Calvary do the same.

But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:17-19; 28).