News: Open Forum…Bethel Church (Pastor is Bill Johnson) is why I chose to leave Redding, California

In this new article from the San Francisco Chronicle, a former 50-year resident of Redding, California and licensed clinical social worker explains why she made the choice to leave Redding.  This says a lot: “I recently chose to leave Redding after nearly 50 years in this community, where I raised my family and where many I love remain. I left almost entirely because of Bethel and the city’s passive complicity in the real factors that ail Redding.  Did you wonder why Bethel gave $500,000 for law enforcement but not homeless shelters…did anyone… Read More

Is your church guilty of spiritual abuse?

Is your church guilty of spiritual abuse? Don’t underestimate the danger of spiritual abuse. It devastates one’s pysche, causes depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and leaves victims spiritually barren. When those in spiritual authority manipulate, intimidate, and control others out of lust for power or fear of sin or insignificance. One or more of these signs doesn’t necessarily mean abuse is present, but the more signs, the more likely it is taking place. Spiritual abuse is a stain on the body of Christ (I experienced it and write about it in… Read More

The Misunderstood Gift of Discernment

The following was photographed from the Free Believers Network.  It is perhaps the best description of the spiritual gift of discernment I have seen so far.  I asked the author if I could use this and obtained his permission.

Spiritual Abuse: Jamie’s Story

An online discussion pertaining to Calvary Chapel Spring Valley in Las Vegas: Here is what happens at many Calvary Chapels due to lack of accountability and the Moses Model (CC Distinctives) – More testimonies can be seen online at www.calvarychapelabuse.com

The above is a photo of a public testimony from a former Calvary Chapel Spring Valley member from early 2013.  There was a public, online forum where this testimony appeared.  Many people contributed their comments, questions and concerns to this online discussion. What has been your experience with Calvary Chapels (in Las Vegas and/or elsewhere)?  This ministry has personally witnessed eerily similar occurrences in Calvary Chapels.  Feel free to speak the truth with love.  And please, do your research on the Calvary Chapel movement.  Do you know what the Calvary Chapel Distinctives… Read More

Cults: Is Calvary Chapel a cult? Is the Moses Model doctrine unbiblical?

Is Calvary Chapel a cult?  I am not saying it is or isn’t, but let’s explore the signs and evidence.  Most people view Calvary Chapels as a place where they can go to listen to sound, Biblical teaching. But what really goes on at Calvary Chapels? There are many lawsuits currently addressing abuse and molestation in Calvary Chapel churches. There have been hundreds of stories and many, many witnesses have come forward to share their stories at www.calvarychapelabuse.com.Listen to these two amazing interviews: Radio Show, host RemnantRadio, interview of Alex Grenier concerning… Read More

What to do when your pastor wants you to ‘submit’ but he is wrong? The Moses Model and spiritual abuse from the pulpit

“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt. 10:28 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”. 2 Timothy 1:7 “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”. Mark 3:25 “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters”. Matt. 12:30 “What, then,… Read More

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