Parents, we live in an evil world. God Himself warns us saying that it would get worse. Our pastor plays on real and natural concerns you have for the spiritual wellbeing of your kids. He promotes Calvary Temple as a mecca of all things good, pure, healthy, and godly. It is false advertising. Calvary Temple is a graveyard of broken and destroyed families. Whitewashed by unsuspecting youth, who parrot pastor’s agenda, in order to lure in more unsuspecting families and young adults. Leaving a trail of evil, sorrow, and despair behind him. He will keep your children. He has done it repeatedly. Beware.
But God says, “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” (Matthew 23:27). “Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies” (Psalm 40:4). “Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God” (Isaiah 50:10).
This statement has been made to us for years. Pastor tells people who leave to not try to have any reasoning relationship with those of us still at Calvary Temple. If you leave — or get thrown out —NEVER reach back in to us. Why? In order to keep our blind eyes closed and our dulled hearts at ease. He certainly would not want a fresh, chill, breeze of the truth to awaken us out of our death-like slumber.
But God says, “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isaiah 1:17-18). “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out” (Matthew 25:5-8).
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).
Our pastors, deacons, captains are the watchmen. They tell us that they watch for our souls. But generally, they look out for themselves. Even after they leave us, they remain publicly silent about what goes on here. The reason: they have not repented to God and men for their own evil deeds committed in service to pastor.
But God says, “His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. But they are shepherds who have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each to his own gain, one and all” (Isaiah 56:10-11). “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:18).