More and more I see Calvary Chapel as just another pseudo-Catholic counter-reformation operation. There are others of course, but Azusa street was the source of many demonic fruits. As one can tell I do not even trust some who are now "exposing" Calvary Chapel. Things get odd when you realize one of the top "exposers" is still holding Bible seminars with one high level "Bible teacher" with massively incredible new world order ties.
I wanted to share this, it was written by another poster on a message board where Calvary Chapel was being discussed from a couple of years ago. I do not think he will mind me sharing this, but it was one of the best written summing up of this whole deceit, I have ever seen. Remember I have warned of those too who have been given the "easy believism" gospel and who never are really born again. Anyhow it gives one some room for thought:
Anyway... I would simply share my view that CC is doing everything exactly right in order to facilitate a huge apostasy in the not-too-distant future (it would seem):
Firstly, the tragic error of PreTrib has millions of Evangelicals, lead by CC, set up to be completely blindsided when the Antichrist seizes the world's centerstage.
Thus we have Jesus' careful predictions, descriptions and warnings (in the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21)...of an apostasy which draws in the vast majority of Christs' followers when they, in a state of panic, capitulate to the Antichrist and receive the mark of the beast.
The vast majority of "Bible-believing Evangelicals" are going to their doom, according to the direct words of Jesus Himself. Extremely tragic, when one realizes that grasping a few simple facts would prevent any given individual from being seduced by this apostasy deception.
Secondly, the other hugely erroneous notion which seems to prevail with CC (and the rest of mainstream Evangelicalism) and which will play a critical role in the apostasy plot...is this utterly wrenched, warped approach to "once-saved-always-saved". The average participant in mainstream Evangelical church culture has a mindset in which he/she simply presumes to have absolute and finalized assurance of their salvation.
All the Scriptures which indicate that "assurance of salvation" absolutism is a dangerous, erroneous presumption...all those passages have been brushed aside and left in obscurity:
"Work out your salvation with fear and tembling"..."Examine yourself whether you are of the faith"..."endeavor with all eagerness to make your calling and election sure"...on and on and on.
The reason this unbiblical "absolute presumption of salvation" becomes so critically dangerous, particularly in the end times scenario...is because of how these satanic "false prophet" Evanglical leaders will be seducing people into accepting the "mark of the beast" in return for safe haven. Here is where the "OSAS" false doctrine springs into action-- The desperate, panic-stricken individual rationalizes to himself:
"Look...I need food for my family. I don't want to have my family torn apart and thrown into dungeons. Many prominent church leaders, including some well-known CC pastors, are telling us it's OK to cooperate...that this RFID chip insertion they're asking us to receive, isn't really the 'mark of the beast'. Hey I'm a "Christian" after all--what's the worst that could happen?"
Another apostasy-aiding dysfunction in CC culture is...the doctrine of tongues. In my view, the doctrine of tongues, particularly CC's consistently inconsistent, utterly glossed-over approach...creates a culture of mindlessness. I've begun to realize that many Evangelical churches have modeled themselves after CC in this regard:
1) Supposedly, tongues are OK and "of the Lord"...yet no real opportunity is given to practice such. 2) The subject is not really taught and, in fact, is "glossed over" when it comes up in a given text. The issue is never resolved. It remains in a permanent state of limbo. The levels of confusion among attendees are very high. Certainly, there are always those with strong opinions--yea or nay. But most folks who attend CC-style "quasi-Charismatic" churches (such as I have) remain confused and uncertain.
This whole CC approach to tongues contributes towards a dangerous notion that "we need to realize there are important matters in the Bible which no one really can understand...and we need to steer clear of divisiveness".
Of course, this is how (in my opinion) PreTrib has slid by for so long: The survival of PreTrib has had a critical dependence on fooling millions of people into rationalizing: "I couldn't explain PreTrib to save my life..but my favorite leaders and teachers have all signed off on it...so, I guess I'm a PreTribber-by-default".
As I said-- a kind of "mindlessness"...in which we are conceding the responsibility of thinking to others.
ON EDIT: Another critical aspect...is the way in which top CC leaders are CONSTANTLY consorting with top ecumenists. These ecumenists (such as BG and Rick Warren) are the leading suspects in any "false prophet" scenario. CC leaders are lending credibility to top "false prophet" suspects. The success of the Matthew 24 "apostasy plot" depends on....credibility.
To lend credibility to potential false prophets....is to play a central, critical role in the success of the Great Apostasy. And the Great Apostasy is the "end game"...the grand prize for all satanic ecumenists. And it is an "end game" clearly predicted and described by Jesus.
Thinking about what this poster wrote, it is one of the best explanations for Calvary Chapel I have found. There are good people in the pews in Calvary Chapel who want to follow God, but simply do not know how deeply they are being deceived. I do not believe that Calvary Chapel was "infiltrated by the Vatican" as one of the recent "exposers" touts or that that the leaders are poor souls who have been fooled by closet Jesuits, but that it was rotten from the beginning. It was meant to deceive along with other organizations and false churches that been set up to mislead.
My running theory is that the hyper Pentecostal and Charismatic movement was part of the over-all deception even from a hundred years ago. The sad thing is there are other churches, that are just as bad. Assembly of God being another example that is tied into every Dominionist, neo-con political program as well.
If one even checks into the deep ends of the Jesus Movement and who was running that show, the satanic elements are there for the reading. I agree with the part about the mindlessness, leading people to forgo careful doctrinal and biblical examination and leading by the Holy Spirit, to shut down thinking, and the deceit of the Pre-Trib Rapture which I have talked about already on here. Everything definitely seems to be leading people to be deceived for the last days. Right the evangelicals have marched blindly into the one world church. Those days are here now.
Mar 13:5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any [man] deceive you: