Repost: Lying for the Lord

Alert: Busy week after the car show. Can’t take time to write. Just Re-Runs. Business as Usual here in Calvarytempleland.

Looking thoroughly into the history of Calvary Temple and the lives of its leaders, a pattern emerges. A pattern of “institutionalized deception”.

Evidence establishes that when our pastor needs protection for himself or the ministry which he built, it was and is ok to “fib, deceive, distort, inflate, minimize, exaggerate, prevaricate, or lie.”

He is what is known as “a pious deceiver” — who begets leaders who are pious deceivers. Deception is used if, in pastor’s view, it results in a good outcome. In other words, he thinks he knows when God approves of lying.

But God says, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith:these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 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. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell” (Matthew 23:15, 23-28, 33).

To our church, Jesus writes, “I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten:be zealous therefore, and repent” (Revelation 3:18-19).

Big Fat Liar

Not that you are fat per se. Fat-head maybe. Oh wait! You’ve used that term before, right? But not concerning ‘we/me’. The Royal Pronoun – We. Inside Joke for the Calvary-ite Readers. The rest of you can tear your hair out. Or go talk to the Persecuted Parishioners of Pastor Scott.

Ahem-on with the show. Truth is non-negotiable. You admit your misdeeds and mutiny follows. So we lie. And lie. And lie. Verrrrry Clevvvverrrrllllyyy. Big Bad Wolf, barely admits the Truth unless he is alone with you on the rooftop. But little Birdies are everywhere. God has a Way of revealing the wretchedness in our secrets. The devil is in the details. But God is not afraid of the details. At all. In fact, we all will stand before HIM one day and give an account Pastor. Even you. Sigh, double sigh. Just tell the Truth, repent and restore what you have taken/destroyed.



But God says, “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops” (Luke 12:2-3). “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37). “To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him” (Jude 15). “For thou didst it secretly:but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun” (2 Samuel 12:12).