A Calvary Chapel pastor who warned of false teachings and apostate movements seeping into the Calvary Chapel organization has been removed from his regional leadership position, and is now removing his local congregation out of the Calvary Chapel Association altogether. He says because personal friendships have been put above doctrinal truth, muddying the waters of what Calvary Chapels are all about. And because he advocated for maintaining and staying the course while calling out wolves and yeast seeping into Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and the organization as a whole since the death of founder Chuck Smith. In both the primary letter and follow up, many of us had hoped that the CCA Council would follow up and see what could be done to address these concerns.
Fed up with false teaching: Calvary Chapel church says “So Long” to the CC Association
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A civil case working its way through Idaho courts could open the door for sexual-abuse victims and others who have been harmed by leaders in Calvary Chapels around the country to sue the mothership church in Orange County. Filed in August by four men in their early 20s, it alleges that Anthony L. Iglesias molested them from to when they were teenagers after North Country Chapel summoned the pastor back from the church's mission work at a Thailand orphanage, where he allegedly molested other boys. Santa Ana-based Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowships, the church-growth wing of the nearly year-old movement that authorizes ministers to become Calvary Chapel pastors, is also named in the lawsuit. In response, church attorneys are arguing Calvary Chapel has no administrative control over the Idaho congregation, and therefore isn't responsible for failing to protect the four boys from Iglesias, who allegedly already had a record of inappropriately touching youngsters. He was yanked from ministry at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar after allegedly molesting a minor and is now serving time in the South Idaho Correctional Facility on convictions for lewd and lascivious conduct with two boys in
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The antithesis to loving your self would be hating yourself-surely thats sinful; you are made in the image of God, right? To hate yourself would be to hate God. The distinction between illicit love and a righteous one needs to be made.