Hall of Mirrors

“In normal circumstances, people who turn their backs on reality are soon set straight by the mockery and criticism of those around them, which makes them aware they have lost credibility. [Insert- In Calvary Temple]…there are no such correctives, especially for those who belong to the upper stratum. On the contrary, every self-deception is multiplied as in a hall of distorting mirrors, becoming a repeatedly confirmed picture of a fantastical dream world which no longer bears any relationship to [reality]. In those mirrors I could see nothing but my own face reproduced many times over” (Albert Speer)

Calvary Temple is the ultimate hall of mirrors. We try to reflect pastor to himself on every level. We are to want what he wants: great cars, pretty girls, slavish obedience, big rings, lots of money, dark glasses, strutting posture, superior religiosity, fear and admiration, power, well-spoken, best dressed hypocrites of all time. The Word of God is the only truthful mirror we can rely on. Pastor’s fluctuating image is unstable, and certainly not one we should be reflecting. Right boys? Hey, but maybe we cannot help ourselves. I mean, as Pastor loves to tell us, “boys will be boys.”

But God says, “For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful” (Psalm 36:2) “He feedeth on ashes: a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand” (Isaiah 44:20). “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself” (Galatians 6:3). “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” (James 1:22). “Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:17).


Who is a Wormtongue in Calvary Temple-land? The ones who seek to keep people divided from their own flesh and blood, and spouses. The nice folks who help us out, sit close to us in church when we are so sad. Who hold our hands so we cannot reach out to a destroyed member of the family. Who whisper sweet nothings in our deceived ears:

  • God is your husband now, shun that rebellious mate who opposes pastor. Call me if you need anything!
  • Place your children on the altar and let God have them, as you toss them coldly into the street with nothin’. Remember Abraham!
  • Do not answer your mother’s/father’s calls. You need to trust God with them. After all, who is your mother/father but he that does the will of God. I will stand in for them, and be a mother/father to you!
  • Shhh. Don’t talk to your parents about what we discuss in youth group. Call us if they ever hint at wanting to leave our church, we will help keep you safe! Many are falling away from God, look how many good Christians from here already have! Don’t be one of them, there is wisdom in the multitude of counsel, [actually only ours].

Ohhhh, and Grima says it so nicely too! “He’s not welcome!” “Ill News is and Ill Guest!” “He’s a herald of woe! Don’t listen to him!” “Why should I welcome you…Stormcrow?!” Ahh, gotta love Gandalf’s response: “Be silent! Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I have not passed through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm!” Great lines. Quite a few of us here should memorize these and use them the next time someone sits next to us in church and whispers their words of sweet division.

But God says, “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17-18). “And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?” (Luke 12:14). “But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God” (James 3:8-9). “They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders ‘poison is under their lips. Selah” (Psalms 140:3).

The One Rule

We do not talk to those who leave or are put away by pastor. Ever. Under any circumstances. Uhm, most of us that is. Pastor does do deals with some parents/kids to still have contact on a restricted basis. Two major reasons. The families are integral to the machinery of Calvary Temple-land, and he needs to keep someone happy or they will flee. The insider who talks to an outsider is a pipeline of information to us about what/who is doing. Pastor then feeds us these God-given tidbits. With a pat on the head saying “see I told you – you will DIE if you leave this place. So ‘n’ so is now on a fast-track to hell.” It’s all about getting the advantage, but the overall Rule of Thumb – do not talk to those people who have left/been put out. They will entice you with their lying, kind, and sincere ways. They will take you to hell. You love them too much to help them, so give them over to God. And STAY AWAY. SHUT YOUR MOUTH. (yeah, Pastor does say that to us, often). Sad face. Sigh.

Pastor you are just using us to protect your own man-made ministry. We are not alive and well in here, nor are we dying. Yet. We are just existing. Waiting for the One Man who will call and break the chains that bind us to lies. He is coming to set us free. And He will deal with you and those who have propped you up/turned a blind eye to your beatings of His children. Repent.

But God says, “But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers” (Luke 12:45-46). “I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil:and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars” (Revelation 2:2). “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth” (Revelation 2:14-16). “And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works” (Revelation 2:21-23).

Spirit of Anti-Christ

“…a house divided cannot stand. That spirit of anti christ that secret power of lawlessness, I have rights. And God has an order, and we won’t get off on the specifics of this right now but we all know God’s desire to put this order into our lives and make sure its something he would be glorified in” (Pastor Scott).

They say out of the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks. You say so much. Mostly wind. But then come these shafts of light. Is it a warning to yourself from yourself Pastor? Is God trying to get you to listen to the only thing you will listen to-that little voice in your head? Your power to frighten our wives/deacons/pastors is the stuff of movies, the R-rated ones. God’s order is right/good/pure and well-spoken of within and without. You ain’t. You isn’t. You don’t. You haven’t – in any way – glorified God with your malignant ministry of maniacal order [control/manipulation]. Your ways are not of God – they are exactly like the world we live in. Dark, deceitful, disingenuous, dastardly. Those who hate God are more honest than you. They admit it – you use God as the fall guy for your wickedness. Repent O minion of the anti-christ spirit. Your right to terrorize Gods people is ended.

But God says, “Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you assured peace in this place. Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart” (Jeremiah 14:13-14). “And he said, I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And the Lord said, Thou shalt entice him, and thou shalt also prevail: go out, and do even so. Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee” (2 Chronicles 18:21-22). “And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. And the Lord said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee” (1 Kings 22:20-23).

Impression Management

“…in the desire for enhancing interpersonal prestige…[people] strive to perceive positively associated things as similar to each other; as sharing common attributes…regardless [of the reality]…” (J.Tedeschi)

Ahh. This is a big one. Pastor’s prestige, persona, and popularity. Pastor Scott thrives on it. And without it, he is sad/mad/bad. Time for impression management. The art of using any positively perceived person/place/thing to provide for himself – the elusive, elixir of admiring, fawning sheep. How to do this [picture sweaty wringing hands]? So easy, this is. What/who do the sheepses like? Answer:

  • Pastor Tony Wozniak – simpleton who refuses to see the handwriting on the wall. But he has a fairly intact reputation. Verrrry useful.
  • Car shows, sports camps, wife working at local gym to promote her clean, rich, athletic image. And lure in more just like her, yes?
  • The motorcycle [mobster/pastor] motorcade trips to the rich highlands of Winchester. Where we are diligently looking to plant another church.
  • Ahh, the naive youth we have lured in with our razzle-dazzle lifestyle. Pastor loves the high life. And so do the young people. Tahoe, Disney, golf, Caribbean islands, cruises, hot cars, big diamonds. But its our sweet kids who attract the most positive response. How darling. Did you see them marching in that parade last year? Ahhhh.

Do you want to know how many of the kids have had a family member or two ripped right out of their hearts? And lives? Becaussssssse? Pastor was being threatened? By their honesty to confront him for his wrong-doing? Calvary Temple-land is an illusion, supported by lies. When will you understand?

But God says, “I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord” (Psalm 31:6). “Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain…the priests said not, Where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit” (Jeremiah 2:5,8). “Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein” (Act 14:14-15).

Satan’s Tactics [again]

“Satan’s tactics are to get you and accuse those that are over you in the Lord to get you to lose confidence in those who are over you in spiritual authority” (Pastor Scott)

Man, o man. Paul was a usurper of apostolic authority! He accused those that were over him in the Lord! He was using Satan’s tactics! He caused the saints of Jesus Christ to lose confidence in their spiritual leaders! Oh, woe is me! How did the church survive such a divisive onslaught against the ordained authority figures?! Paul should have been struck down by God and killed! Dead as a doornail, brother!

Oh. Right. He was struck down by God. Blinded. And God did all that because?mI know, I know! To punish him, make the guy squirm for his sins! [Cruel mocking laughter…] Actually, no. It was to get his attention, ask him a question, and then proceed to heal him and ordain him to go preach the Gospel of Jesus to the world. C’mon Pastor, you have got to come up with some new and better ways to get us to not snoop around and talk to the people you don’t want us to talk to. All to find out the nasty things you have been doing and Lying about to us. Sigh and double sigh.

But God says, “And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision. Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do. But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed…And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews” (Galatians 2:9-11, 13-14). “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest…And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do…And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel” (Acts 9:1, 4-6, 14-15).

My Precious

From a young age we are taught that Calvary Temple doctrine/traditions are the final and most authoritative way to please God. So when our pastor decides to sacrifice/consume one of us for his pleasure, how do you say no? It is like saying no to God! [Let’s be clear. When pastor refers to God’s will, think: what Pastor Scott wills. One and the same. Example: If God says pastor needs more money, pastor needs more money. All the tithe is mine, meaning – pastor’s] A few tiny deeds we regularly see here in Calvary Temple-land:

  • You are being lured away from God [meaning pastor] by your rebellious child. Kick them out now!
  • Your husband wants to take you away from God [meaning pastor] – leave him today!
  • You love your mother more than God [meaning pastor] – get rid of her now!
  • Your sibling is enticing you away from God [meaning pastor] – stop talking to them immediately!
  • Your wife is undermining your authority [meaning pastors] – put that vile woman away from here now

FYI Pastor. We are not yours. We are precious, but not to you. To God. You have stolen us from others, stolen from us those we love. But soon our God will come. He rescue us from your thieving, white hands.

But God says,  “Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 7:8-11). “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matthew 21:12-13).  “And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves…And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him:for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine” (Mark 11:15, 17,18).

Sleep My Beauties – Sleep

“If anybody knows anything about possible abuse.., here in our midst, come speak with the pastors…” Cleverrrrr! A snow job pastor! You are brilliant! What better way to deflect attention off of yourself. Get us to think you are shocked at these allegations swirling around us. Of course! Enlist us to spy out any individual you could sacrifice for the greater good (your ministry). Or lull us into a happy, soft sleep that you are patrolling the church in order to keep the little people safe. Just rest in this lovely place of perpetual perfection. What a guy! Sigh. Just so you know, we are onto you and are not fooled. Not this time. You are digging your own grave. Sad. What ever happened to the plain old truth?

But God says, “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape” (Proverbs 19:5). “Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place” (Isaiah 28:15-17). “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).