“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).
Vengeance is mine saith the Lord I will repay. Despite all the warnings over the past seven years, no member of our pastoral leadership has come forward to repent publicly for the wickedness in the midst of our church. Christ is the head of his church. The church is his (Colossians1:18). He will clean house, since we will not. We must search our hearts and see where we are guilty of covering the wicked deeds in our midst, instead of repenting. We have grieved the heart of our Savior. We have misrepresented him to a lost and dying world. We have beaten his servants. We have heaped to ourselves riches that testify against us. We have defrauded the least among us. We should be in mourning, and justify ourselves no more. The day of vengence is come.
But God said: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” (Philippians 2:15). “Thus saith the Lord, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). “For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered” (Jeremiah 10:21). “And the Lord saith, because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; but have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them” (Jeremiah 9:13-14).
The floodgates have opened and the allegations are pouring in. The silence is finally being broken by those who have chosen to challenge our leadership here at Calvary Temple, which has so callously disregarded the pain that it has caused individuals and their families. However, it is not a time to sit back and let others speak out. It is time for each person who has experienced the evil of Calvary Temple’s leadership, whether personally or through loved ones, to take a stand against the evil that has gone on far too long. Don’t bury your head in the sand and hope that when you pull it out everything will be better. It is time to leave this corrupt place.
God says, “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:16).
No panel discussion, no discrediting of our accusers, no amount of money can stop this onslaught of allegations. Either these things were done in our midst, or there are a whole lot of bored peopled sitting at home with nothing to do but make up stories and bring accusations against us and our leadership.
But God says, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open” (Luke 8:17). “If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth” (1 John 1:6). “But we [must] renounce disgraceful, underhanded ways. We [must] refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we [must] commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God” (2 Corinthians 4:2)