We are often reminded that we are given the best care by our pastors. In order to help us make it to heaven. Hundreds of hours each week by our several pastors and their wives is devoted to our care. They say.
Examples of pastoral care at Calvary Temple:
- Taps on the shoulder during service for secret meetings in the back offices.
- Questioning our actual obedience to pastor’s directives in our individual lives. “Slow obedience is no obedience.”
- Encouragement to let the pastors/church raise our children. “It takes a village…”
- Public praise for those who do the most to prop up the House of Scott.
- Reminders of how blessed we are to have such a “man of God”.
- Reminders telling us not to ask questions. “Don’t meddle in matters too great for us.”
- Reminders not to talk to any reporters/legal people about Calvary Temple.
- Reminders that if pastor goes down we all go down with him. “Strike the shepherd and the sheep scatter.”
- Reminders that pastor needs more “stuff” (cars, gadgets, trips) to reach the unreachable rich all around us.
- Sermons on how to avoid people who are trying to talk with us about our destroyed families.
- Secret meetings to find out who is “tattling” about our church.
- More reminders “You just need to trust us — you don’t need to understand — we are the voice of God to you.”
But God says, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). “Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors” (Isaiah 53:12).