But God says, “And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness” (Hosea 6:9). “And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face. They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies” (Hosea 7:2-3). “Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteousness upon you. Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men” (Hosea 10:12-13). “And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him” (Hosea 11:7). “Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein” (Hosea 14:9).

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Waiting. Praying. Hoping. For any sign of REMORSE.
Heavy-hearted. At our regroup/rethink/resurrection of PRIDE.

Our tactics in the face of Gods uncovering of our sins?
We will be: gentle, calm, disarmingly charming
We will be: vague, redirect,
We will: quote Scripture, plead the 5th
We will: appeal to your senses (do I look like I am…to you?)
(Notice: senses – not your good sense)
We will: admit nothing (don’t ask, don’t tell!)
We will: point you to your own sins
We will: answer your question with a question
We will always be: super friendly

Our playbook taken from the best the world has to offer, the Prince of Darkness.

But God Says, “But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know:and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified: Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written. And this is the writing that was written, mene, mene, tekel, upharsin. This is the interpretation of the thing:mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. peres; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians” (Daniel 5:23-28). “And there shall ye remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed” (Ezekiel 20:43).

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We have hardened our hearts. We have stiffened our necks. Laughing instead of weeping at the judgement of God. At the uncovering of wickedness in our midst. We have perverted the Word of the Lord. Let us turn at God’s reproof and humble ourselves. We are all like fattened cows of Bashan (Amos 4:1). Even in this our humiliation, God’s hand of mercy is extended, calling us to come and acknowledge our sins. He will forgive and cleanse us. God will not be mocked.

But God says, “Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink” (Amos 4:1). “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity” (Matthew 7:21-23). “Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit. The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net. That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up. The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me” (Micah 7:1-7).

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Vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay. Despite all the warnings over the past seven years, no member of our pastoral leadership has come forward to repent publicly for the wickedness in the midst of our church. Christ is the head of his church. The church is his (Colossians1:18). He will clean house, since we will not. We must search our hearts and see where we are guilty of covering the wicked deeds in our midst, instead of repenting. We have grieved the heart of our Savior. We have misrepresented him to a lost and dying world. We have beaten his servants. We have heaped to ourselves riches that testify against us. We have defrauded the least among us. We should be in mourning, and justify ourselves no more. The day of vengence is come.

But God said: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15). “Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered” (Jeremiah 10:21). “And the Lord saith, because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; but have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them” (Jeremiah 9:13-14).

The floodgates have opened and the allegations are pouring in. The silence is finally being broken by those who have chosen to challenge our leadership here at Calvary Temple, which has so callously disregarded the pain that it has caused individuals and their families. However, it is not a time to sit back and let others speak out. It is time for each person who has experienced the evil of Calvary Temple’s leadership, whether personally or through loved ones, to take a stand against the evil that has gone on far too long. Don’t bury your head in the sand and hope that when you pull it out everything will be better. It is time to leave this corrupt place.

God says, “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:16).

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No panel discussion, no discrediting of our accusers, no amount of money can stop this onslaught of allegations. Either these things were done in our midst, or there are a whole lot of bored peopled sitting at home with nothing to do but make up stories and bring accusations against us and our leadership.

But God says, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open” (Luke 8:17). “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (1 John 1:6). “But we [must] renounce disgraceful, underhanded ways. We [must] refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we [must] commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2)

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Pastor has been teaching us about tithing. His version states that it is unbiblical for the “priests” (him) to allow any of the tithe to be used for anything other than their own personal use (such as cars, motorcycles, artwork, jewelry, vacations, but no Starbucks of course). He says using it to maintain the church buildings, “discipleship training”, or missions angers God and shows the people (the congregation, the tithers, the givers) are not honoring God with their giving.

A little math. Suppose there are 150 tithers in this congregation. Suppose the average salary works out to $65,000 per year (some make far less and some make far more). This works out to nearly 10 million each year in income. 10% tithe alone brings in nearly 1 million each year for the “priest(s)” EACH YEAR. And Pastor says out of the goodness of his heart – his EXTREME generosity – that he is enduring the rebuke of God by giving some back into the ministry.

Other than the pastor’s own personal use, he says the tithe is also for the retirement fund of the “priesthood”. If these same numbers were consistent for the past 20 years – that’s now 20 million dollars in the pocket of the pastors, and he says it has been invested and multiplied. I don’t know about you, but I could do just fine with one or two million. Pastor, I ask you the question you have asked us: How much is enough?

Get ready – he wants more.

But God says, “This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein” (John 12:6). “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:10). “But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money” (Acts 8:20). “And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts:for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God” (Luke 16:14-15). “Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock” (1 Peter 5:2-3).