This morning I received this text from a friend, former Calvary Chapel attender, and reader of my little blog:
Click on Christianity today to get the fluffy historical rewrite of Chuck Smith Sr. Continue reading for commentary by a former Calvary Chapel attender.
 N4TM Commentary
Chuck Smith didn’t start the famous Calvary Chapel upon inspiration, he built it. He used people like homosexual charismatic hippie, Lonnie Frisbee, and claimed his wife Kay had a vision of them saving the souls of hippies. Chuck Smith was a son to a Foursquare Pastor. Chuck Smith began as a Four Square pastor in obscurity. He faked speaking in tongues as his brother Paul Smith stated once at a “Prophesy Conference,” and his Mega Church industry Calvary Chapel was and has been plagued by false doctrine, cover-ups, sexual abuse, thievery, and more.
I don’t know the state of the man, Chuck Smith, before his passing. Perhaps he did some soul searching, maybe he knew every single lie he ever told and never repented of publicly and made a confession of the heart before his last breath, I dunno. The bible tells us that men’s hearts can be seared like as if with a hot iron, so that they are able to continue to do the evil that they do without conviction of sin. Maybe Chuck Smith felt justified seeing his inception swell to global lengths and felt as though God himself confirmed his false teaching by expounding his industry? Then I’m reminded of another verse, “wide is the gate that leads to destruction…,” maybe what some believed is “blessed of God” is really catapulted by the god of this world? I don’t want to get into the subject matter of “who will take over” the pyramidal kingdom that this man built. I personally don’t care who takes the keys to Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa or the ‘brotherhood’ of this clan. There are many well known names who’ve all succumbed to compromise and apostasy that are great candidates to take over the Dove Club.
If you are a Calvary Chapel attender (because they don’t have membership-even though they are like McDonald’s, you can find one in every state you visit and they’re all the same) and you are concerned about which way the wind will blow now that the big kahuna is gone, I suggest you stop worrying about MAN and get right with God.
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.
4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” Click here for the whole chapter Matthew 23
I’ve written a lot on Calvary Chapel and Chuck Smith since I left. You can do a search here on my blog, do a Google search with news4themasses and chuck smith, or you can simply stop and pray and ask the Lord to reveal to you through His Holy Spirit, whether or not Calvary Chapel is teaching the truth and whether or not you should continue in attending there. I began to see dimly while I was there, the light continued to shine through the darkness I was wrapped up in until I became totally willing that God in His great power to remove all false teaching and show me if what I was being taught there was of Him. Some things were, I did hear the Word of God. God’s word can penetrate through the marrow! and thank God it did! I was saved, born again, redeemed by my Lord and Savior Jesus while at CC. CC did not save me, Jesus Christ Saved Me! My salvation is solid and true and I made it out of CC and I pray that those of you who are caught by that snare find your way out as well. I don’t need to say anymore on Chuck Smith the man. It’s appointed for all men to die, then the judgement (God will Judge him-not me). Chuck Smith didn’t die for your sins, Jesus Christ died for your sins. Remember that.
The real man who founded Calvary Chapel was Lonnie Frisbee, the gay hippie preacher who died long ago and was written out of the CC history books.