Most unusual is the amount of sexual sins in our church. Current and past accusations of immorality, homosexuality, extramarital affairs, molestation, and pornography have pervaded the church, but many of these sins have been excused and covered up; perhaps this is largely based on your position in the church. However, if you are on the “non-favorites” list, watch as the hammer falls with righteous indignation. Considering how vigilantly we guard ourselves against the leaven, it is miraculous how many repeat offenders are considered Godly, and how many good people have been purged and shunned.
God hates unjust balances. Proverbs 20:10 says, “Unequal weights and unequal measures are both alike an abomination to the Lord.” And Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” The double standards repeatedly used at Calvary Temple regarding sexual immorality is an abomination to the Lord and in no way lines up with Scripture.
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Amos 5:7 and Proverbs 20:23)
The tactic of saying one has committed “spiritual adultery” is often used on real believers who love God, but may have rebuked our pastors, saying that they are behaving unscripturally. In order to silence the Godly individual’s reproof, the leadership marks them, shuns them, and tells the congregation that the believer has committed spiritual adultery; everyone is, of course, shocked at the revelations. So we now have to go into passive mode again because it is just too confusing to understand. Our pastor knows more than we do, so we won’t ask questions. It is easier to blindly trust what the pastor says about the individual, but is that the right thing to do?
When the accusation is made that one has committed “spiritual adultery”, follow the example of the Jews in Acts 17:11 who, “…searched the Scriptures daily whether those things were so.” Do not just take the accusation lying down, not caring to search out the matter. Did the person even commit spiritual adultery? In Ezekiel 20:30-33, God reproved the leaders of His people for spiritual adultery; which they were committing through the practice of idolatry, going after the gods of other nations, and making their sons pass through the fire. So you see, spiritual adultery is very obvious by our actions. If someone is labeled a “spiritual adulterer” then find out why they were labeled in such a way; do not just believe what the leadership says before taking it back to Scripture and making sure that it lines up.
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Isaiah 5:23 and Proverbs 30:5)
Years ago Pastor decided that the deacons were not to be in one accord with their wives (i.e. they weren’t supposed tell their wives what was being discussed in the deacons meetings). This was not because their wives were gossipy women; obviously their husbands would not be deacons if they did not have their houses in order. This decision was made because the deacon’s wives often disagreed with the unethical practices employed by the leadership, and as Godly women, they would voice their concerns to their husbands and the pastors.
God has something to say about this division of marriage, which is subtle but deadly. Mark 10:7-9 states, “‘therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. ’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Our pastors sow discord among the marriages in our church by calling women evil and insinuating that they must be kept in the dark in regards to what their husbands are involved in.
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Ephesians 5:31 and Genesis 2:24)
Confusion is everywhere in our church, but we have learned to deaden our conscience and questions by employing passivity of mind. As we have been told before, “Don’t discuss our discipline methods with others; others would not understand, it would cause confusion”. True enough, the methods do cause confusion to those outside of Calvary.
However, God says that confusion (and every evil work) are the symptoms of envy and strife (James 3:16), and that it is the product of earthly sensual, devilish wisdom (James 3:15). However, the wisdom that is from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, and easy to be understood; it is full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness are sown in peace of them who make peace (James 3:17-18). How opposite this is from the terror and fear tactics used by our pastors and deacons? The Gospel is simple and so is living it.
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see 1 Corinthians 14:33 and 1 Corinthians 14:40)
This is how not being held accountable at Calvary works – if there is sin in the leadership (or they make a wrong decision for your family), just be silent about it. You are told that you will NOT be held accountable before God. Here at Calvary Temple, that is what we are taught.
But God says something different. James 4:17 says, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” Matthew 12:36 says, I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
We will not have the luxury of pleading the fifth. We cannot shift the blame, like Adam of long ago, and say, “Pastor Scott made me do it”.
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Proverbs 19:25, Job 13:10, Ephesians 5:11, 2 Timothy 4:2-3)
Commit to faithful men (i.e. survival of the fittest) is our pastor’s motto. In every way, physically, mentally, he wants the best; at least in the school. Now he does not do much with the adults; it would be too obvious if he attacked all of us ugly, weak, unpleasant adults. But the school on the other hand, is full of women and children who are easy to intimidate, manipulate, and terrorize into compliance.
Pastor’s goal is to have a school full of the brightest, most talented, best looking, and obedient kids. This is to lure more parents into thinking our school at Calvary is a mecca for raising Godly kids, but it is a trap designed to build the image of Calvary Temple in the surrounding world.
The Bible talks about what a Christian’s testimony should look like to the world in 2 Corinthians 1:12, which says, “For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you.”
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Hebrews 11:37, 1 Corinthians 3:19-21, 1 Corinthians 1:25-29)
Calvary Temple knows how to get to your family, and one way they do this is through the children. Let’s say, hypothetically of course, that there was a meeting between the pastors and your children to which neither you nor the teachers were invited. This meeting was a lesson with the purpose of instructing your child how to “escape” from you if you ever decided to leave Calvary Temple. They told your kids that the last days were upon them and in those times you may be led astray and try to take them away from Calvary Temple. They used this as a way to establish a “way of escape” and encourage each student to have someone to call and a place to go. So if you ever do decide to leave Calvary Temple make sure to take your children’s phones away; because within a short time of the news spreading of your departure the phones will be blowing up with messages saying how you are leading your family to hell and giving your children a place to run away to. The messages will be very convincing, so much so that you would shudder if you ever saw them. Like the pastors have done to your children, make your own escape plan on the off chance that you do find out just how much and how often you are lied to. Do not give your children an option, immediately take them away from the influence of Calvary Temple and then work on helping them through the transition.
The Bible talks about the person who conducts things in secret and stays far away from the light. John 3:20 says, “For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.” The pastors at Calvary Temple are clearly working in the dark and keeping things from being exposed to the light. If they were completely open and had the intentions of conducting their business in the light you would have been invited to that meeting, not just your children.
(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Job 24:13, Romans 13:12, and Ephesians 5:13)