What has been your experience with Calvary Chapel in Henderson, Green Valley, Las Vegas or elsewhere? Why are so many Christians asking the question, ‘Is Calvary Chapel a cult?”

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Have you attended a Calvary Chapel and noticed any false teaching, practices or mentalities?  If so, would you please prayerfully consider posting your testimony on the end of this post in the comments section?  You can choose any name or comment anonymously.  The purpose of this is to shed light on what is truly going on at Calvary Chapels behind the curtain (see Ephesians 5:11, 3 John 1:10, and Revelation 2:15,16) with regard to false teachings and practices (like the “Moses Model”) and to comfort those who are also walking the same path and experiencing emotional/spiritual abuse and/or false teachings.

I have run into hurting people in the community who have their stories to tell.  I also have seen community reviews online (on Yelp, for example) for Calvary Chapels in Las Vegas that mysteriously disappear.  Of course, the only ones that disappear are the ones that have a low star rating.  I have photographed some of these reviews from Christians only to return later and find them deleted (what ever happened to freedom of speech?  Why must God’s people be silenced?)!  Also, on this website, I am able to see what other people in the world are “Googling” to get to this site.  Technology is fascinating.  Almost every single day, someone in the world is asking the question… “Is Calvary Chapel a cult?”.

If God leads you to share your story on here, I only ask that everything said be the absolute truth and that no filthy language be spoken.  Please also share how God has helped you through your journey and comforted/strengthened you in order to comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4 speaks of comforting others when we have suffered through something).  If you know a loved one who has been shunned or suffered at the hands of Calvary Chapel leadership, please share this with them.  LVAE has written a lot of informative articles on Calvary Chapels for your information (see categories in drop down menu).  If you have any further questions about the unbiblical teachings and practices of Calvary Chapels in Las Vegas, please send an email.

Often, people think that Calvary Chapels are good because the pastor preaches the Bible on Sundays.  For many Christians, they see something else the closer they get to leadership or when they start asking questions.  Remember, counterfeit money looks real until you get really close and start analyzing and comparing it to the truth.

May the Lord bless you with strong Biblical discernment!

If you need detailed information on the teachings and practices of Calvary Chapel Green Valley, LVAE has that on file.  If you are interested, please feel free to email.

See photo below of a typical day’s website stats (what people are typing into search engines to land on this website):

 

Other people in the world are asking questions and seeking answers about their suffering with Calvary Chapel.

Other people in the world are asking questions and seeking answers about their suffering with Calvary Chapel.

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Chuck Smith teaches that pastors are not accountable to others which is a false teaching and allows abuse of power.  Do you really know what your Calvary Chapel teaches?  They say they only teach and believe the Bible, but do they add to or twist God’s words via the extra “foundational” document called the “Calvary Chapel Distinctives” written by a guy named Chuck? Please note that Chuck predicted the Lord would return in 1981, and that obviously did not happen. His direct quotes can be found in his writings (encouraging you to do your research). : https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/do-you-really-know-what-your-calvary-chapel-believes-its-not-just-the-bible-its-the-distinctives/

What are other Christians in Las Vegas searching for on the internet with regard to Calvary Chapels? https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/google-search-keywords-what-are-other-people-in-las-vegas-searching-for-about-apologetics-church-abuse-and-cults/

Spiritual Research Network (SRN) former Calvary Chapel Pastor Chris Lawson has conducted a lot of research on the errors/falsehoods of Calvary Chapels.  Here is Pastor Chris on Vimeo with helpful, Biblical advice on confronting abusive leaders and warnings about doing so.

Hundreds of online testimonies from the public concerning spiritual abuse at numerous Calvary Chapels (please note that LVAE does not endorse all views expressed on this website): http://calvarychapelabuse.com/wordpress/calvary-chapel-whats-been-your-experience-good-bad-or-ugly/

Hear audio teaching: Chuck Smith teaches his followers that good Mormons can go to heaven… https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/chuck-smith-believes-and-teaches-that-some-mormons-are-going-to-heaven-and-are-christian/

It is always important, whatever church you attend (whether a Calvary Chapel or not), to compare the church to Rick Ross’s (Expert Consultant and Intervention Specialist) Cult Warning Signs: http://www.culteducation.com/warningsigns.html

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  1. My story spoken with truth. I have spoken to a pastor about this, a former Calvary Chapel pastor actually, and he says that if I do not warn people then it will not be good for my conscience or others. He has advised me that I must speak out. I do not have any malice nor ill will for any people at Calvary Chapels, I pray for them, and I will leave their names out. Nevertheless, I must share my personal story as to help others avoid the same pitfalls, and I believe that is my freedom of speech. I served/was involved in a group for nearly five years called Calvary Chapel Green Valley in Henderson, Nevada (by the way, there is an entire website dedicated to abuse survivors of the Calvary Chapels called CalvaryChapelAbuse.com – so clearly, there are thousands of others who have experienced abuse at Calvary Chapels nationwide). There is also information on Calvary Chapel abuse survivors on Rick Ross’s cult forum and across the internet. I gave my time, energy, talents and money to the group for many years, not knowing that there was a secretive, cultic set of doctrines written by Chuck Smith which was called the Calvary Chapel Distinctives being used behind the scenes (Calvary Chapel actually has its roots with the peculiar hippie, Lonnie Frisbee). Most people did not know this because the church never spoke about it. They said they only taught by the Bible, but that was a sort of facade. When I raised questions in a gentle and loving manner about peculiar teachings and practices that I noticed, that were not consistent with Biblical Christianity, the leadership got shockingly punitive. I was very severely abused and verbally torn to pieces with slander and untrue statements all because of my sincere questions that I asked out of love and concern. Here is what I was threatened:
    • Threats by a female staff member/Bible study leader that I would not enter God’s “promised land”; i.e., heaven, if I further questioned the senior leadership.
    • Threats from a different female teacher/speaker that I lost all my heavenly rewards for my good deeds (including heavenly rewards from my loving work done for orphans in Uganda) due to my words/questioning leadership’s odd teachings and practices.
    • Demeaning threats by an older man at the headquarters (in Costa Mesa) that my role as a woman is just to focus on the kids – not question leadership’s teachings.
    • Cruel statements from the senior leadership about how ugly someone can look in the mirror when they look into it, despite their contrary belief that they look okay in the mirror, and how I am just like that; spiritually anorexic, and it’s like “skin is hanging off of my bones”. He explained that I am like someone who thinks they look good in the mirror but they certainly don’t (whatever that means; and by the way, I have never been anorexic, thank you Jesus).
    • Statements that I am divisive, when scripturally and from the Greek root words, a divisive person is someone who teaches false doctrine or false practices, or someone who divides away into a sect (and Calvary Chapel is absolutely a sect), not someone who asks questions out of curiosity! Jesus commanded that.
    • They told me that I could be likened to “a murdering, reckless driver who is killing pedestrians on the street” due to my questioning leadership with my words. Of course, I was truly shocked and this was not expected at all! It was not what I saw on Sundays!
    • As I was crying, a pastor leaned over his desk and sternly told me, “Discipline hurts”. The problem, of course, is that this was not the Godly, loving discipline that the Bible refers to, and I had not “sinned”; rather, they had something to hide, and error does not like to be found.
    • I had brought a Starbuck’s coffee, brownies to the meeting and gifts for a pastor’s kids for Valentine’s Day (as before the meeting, I had no clue all this would happen; I was shocked). He did not thank me; instead he shoved the brownies in my direction angrily. I later tried to repay the harm with good, like Jesus says to do when he says repay evil with blessing and to overcome evil with good, by giving of my service and good deeds. That didn’t work either.
    • They told me in writing to leave the church, and forbid my previous friends there who were staff members from speaking with me. I was put on a blacklist, and all the people I had grown spiritually with and prayed with were not allowed to speak to me. I lost about 30 friends in an instant, was “defriended” on social media; all due to my sincere and loving questions.
    Truth does not mind being examined or questioned, nor does it get punitive. Besides, it’s a command in the Bible to “test the spirits” (1 John 4:1; put teachings to the test; examine them).

    My private emails to a trusted female counselor sent to a private server (not the church domain) were printed out and became official church property for others to see without my permission. When I asked the female counselor why this happened, she told me she had to “submit to her authority” and present all my emails to the leadership. I also experienced anger from the leadership for doing a Bible study at another (Christian) church midweek on Wednesdays, while I was still attending/serving on Sundays, which is certainly not a sin (in God’s eyes)! Much of this happened behind closed doors in a pastor’s office, in a meeting I was called to, with a secretary present. I am certainly not looking for pity, I am actually thankful for this because it made me very strong! I can look back on this now and have a very good chuckle at all this absurdity and human manipulation (though it was certainly not funny for a long time), so why am I saying this? Dozens of other people in this town have left and had similar testimonies of abuse from the same group or other Calvary Chapel franchises in this town, and remaining silent would not be golden or right, in my opinion. If nobody ever speaks up, or remains silent out of fear, how is the problem going to be fixed? I now see why many people can stumble and walk away from God as they become fed up with church legalism and mind control. In fact, this has made me very sensitive and loving toward atheists. Spiritual abuse is very dangerous spiritually (and for one’s entire well-being, for that matter) because it can make one feel that God is angry with them. I have spoken to other pastors about this, and they all agree that this was severe spiritual abuse. Of course, I love and pray extensively for those who abused me, hoping they will see the light of Christ and stop hurting people in a very unrighteous, manipulative and legalistic manner, but it is my goal to help innocent people out of their spiritually abusive experiences (partly by sharing my truthful testimony which happened in my mid 20’s) which very often can cause post traumatic stress and a resentment toward Christianity. Spiritual abuse is particularly dangerous for young Christians especially because it comes from people who claim to be God’s representatives. Thanks to God’s grace and power, I have fully recovered, am very strong in Christ and hope to help others to fully recover from cultic groups such as these. There are many books available on Amazon and elsewhere written about spiritual abuse.

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  2. Daniel says:

    Pasotr Mike Katz on Calvary on oquendo street in Las vegas forbid me to share what is below with the church. What is below is not an opinion or theory, It is a mathematical fact. Here is what he did not want me to share with the church. This knowledge Below.

    Part of REVELATION 13:18 says “calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: his number is 666. Gematria is a three thousand year old practice thats already been calculating and gives the names of men a number. I explain more about it towards the bottom. Here is the definition of gematria from Wikipedia. Gematria or gimatria (Hebrew: ???????? gema?riya) is a system of assigning numerical value to a word or phrase, in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other. In other words they take an alphabet, change every letter into a number in order to see what the word or words add up to. Its a commom fact that Jesus equals 888 in Hebrew Gematria and also adds up to 888 in Greek Gematria. Check out these facts. These are facts below. Its a NO BRAINER. No opinions or theories necessary. The mathematicians are stuttering when I show them this. I am Dead Serious. I made a video on you tube that explains and shows what they said on how to caclculate the odds on tHE FACTS BELOW. Here is the Link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqFdSpGPdjo&list=UUZxFe1qsHJW8PO2mzXa3khQ&index=5 watch the video after reading all the rest. Must see the scripture involved below. AMAZING

    Galileo galilei ” Mathematics is the language that God wrote the universe in.”

    PLATO ” Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge, it is knowledge itself .”

    Saint Augustine “numbers are the thoughts of God.”

    Pythagoras “All is Number”

    When we see number used not by chance, but by design; not at haphazard, but with significance; then we see not merely so many works and words, but the living God working and speaking.

    This below explains the mystery of 444 and of revelation 13;18 with facts only. Biblical and mathematical facts backed up by scripture. Its mystical all facts and amazing.

    A=6 B=12 C=18 D=24 E=30 F=36 g=42 h=48 I=54 j=60 K=66 L=72 M=78 N=84 O=90 P=96 Q=102 R=108 S=114 T=120 U=126 V=132 W=138 X=144 Y=150 Z=156

    vaccination = 666 (MANY CHRISTIANS ARE AGAINST THEM ALREADY)

    Simple = 444 Necromancy = 666
    GEMATRIA = 444 Mark of beast = 666 Baketball = 510
    ENGLISH = 444 Stubborn = 666 jordan = 372
    JEWISH = 444 witchcraft = 666 bulls = 396
    MESSIAH = 444 Sorceries = 666 chicago = 276
    JESUS = 444 Illusion = 666 pippen = 456
    Y’SHUA = 444 New york = 666 jackson = 438
    JOSHUA = 444 corrupt = 666 bestever = 576
    CROSS = 444 Slaughter = 666 allstar = 498
    GOSPEL = 444 Computer = 666 arena = 234
    PREACHER = 444 Insanity = 666 slamdunk = 570
    PARABLES = 444 treacheries= 666 superstar = 822
    winners=612

    Lucifer = 444

    ( Is this sick or what. Atheist first use this fact OF THE LUCIFER ADDING TO 444 AS a stumper only to hear Lucifer is a Cherubim in the book of Isaiah. And then Ezekiel describes a Cherubim. He, they, it IS DESCRIBED AS A 444 ANGEL IN the FIRST PAGE OF EZEKIEL.. it says 4 creatures with 4 heads and 4 wings. look it up. Then it tells you what appears when they move..It says “flash of lightning,” “burning coals of fire” and me and two others at the same time we were didscussing seeing the number 444 repeatedly saw just that before i ever read it in the Bible. Hey, i didn’t admit I saw it until my friend and his mom started flipping out. Then I admitted seeing it and how they were going to react. I did not say a word until A 73 year old hungarian lady acutually used words from the Bible.( She said what the heck was that flash of lightnig)
    Tell me before you mock me. Can we all be delusional at the same time. and then to find it in the bible next to 444. OK. keep reading.. Monsanto is another amazing one.

    SANTA CLAUS =666

    people are shocked! why should this be a surprise. its a lie. when they find out maybe they say hey Jesus is a lie And young children have had many things happen when sitting on the lap of some old GUY in red suit that the parents no nothing about. (figure it out).

    MONSANTO = 666

    IS THIS A JOKE OR WHAT. AMAZING. MONSANTO( King of the GMO’S) – BANNED IN OTHER COUNTRIES, PEOPLE ARE GOING BESERK OVER THIS COMPANY. Especially Christians on line are CALLING THEM MONSATAN BEFORE THIS FACT. THESE ARE NOT COINCIDENCES. YOU SEE THE POETIC MESSAGE TELLS U TO LISTEN WITH ATTENTION. GO IN THE WAY OF UNDERSTANDING. (BIBLE SAYS HE WHO HAS UNDERSTANDING WILL CALCULATE AND ASSOCITATES 666 WITH THE BEAST) THATS WHAT THIS IS; CALCULATING. AND LOOK AT THE RESULTS. ITS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE CONNECTED TO REV 13;18 WITH THESE 666 RESULTS.(IMPOSSIBLE) ADD IN THE 444 FINDINGS AND THE MIRACLE IS PARLAYED. DONT U SEE THAT. THE HOLY SPIRIT SHOWED ME THE MYSERY TO REVELATION 13:18. AND SCORNING IN THE MESSAGE MEANS SOME PROUD CHRISTIANS CANT LOOK AT A GUY WHO SOUNDS ROUGH LIKE ME WITH THE HEAVY SOPRANO ACCENT AND IT BE FROM GOD. REMEMBER JESUS FOLLOWERS SAID HOW CAN JESUS HANG OUT WITH THESE KIND OF PEOPLE. REMEMBER WHAT HE SAID TO THEM? AND SOME PROUD PEOPLE WERE SAYING ABOUT HIM ” COULD ANY GOOD THIING COME FORM BENSONHURST (I MEAN BETHLEHEM) ” (GET IT) THE MESSAGE SAYS SO . IM LIVING THE MESSAGE AND I GOT PEOPLE WHO DRESS UP IN BLUE PAINT WHEN THE YANKESS WIN A GAME TELLING ME I NEED TO CALM DOWN. AND IM GOING THRU SOME OF THE KIND OF THINGS Y’SHUA WENT THRU.

    SHROUD OF TURIN = 1128 JESUS OF NAZARETH = 1128 wHAT WHAT ANOTHER COINCIDENC. YOUR DREAMING IF U BELIEVE THAT.

    ENGLISH IS ONLY 550 YEARS OLD. I ALREADY KNEW THE SHROUD IS REAL. IT APPEARD IN ONE OF MY PICS.

    This video explains it all and the math on how to calculate the odds of these results happening by chance!

    MOST IMPORTANT FACT: THE NAMES THAT ADD UP TO THE SAME NUMBER WILL ALWAYS ADD UP TO THE SAME NUMBER NO MATTTER WHAT VALUE YOU START A WITH.
    If we used the simplest formula: A=1 B=2 C=3 D=4 etc etc, the values of the names will still be the same. All the 444 names would add up to 74 because going from A=6 to A=1 changes it by a sixth. Therefore all the 666 findings would all be 111. The bible says and I quote ” Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” A wise person (He who has understanding) can look at the 111 findings with the simple formula and realize that to make them 666 you just have to change the A=1 to A=6 and now you have the correct Bible formula.
    If we use the simple formula A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. we notice that some words from the Bible associated with the Beast i add up to 111. examples:
    sorceries=111 witchcraft=111 corrupt=111 slaughter =111 mark of beast=111. Now if we read Revelation 13:18 it says “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666.” Someone that has understanding can look at the simple formula results and realize that if you use a base of 6, by simply starting A with a 6 like this.. A=6, B=12 C=18 etc etc then all the 111 names change to 666. Sorceries=666 witchcraft=666 corrupt=666 slaughter=666 mark of beast =666. ALIGNING UP WITH SCRIPTURE. unreal or what? AND BESIDES REVELATION 13;18 BEING OUR REASON FOR STARTING THE LETTER A WITH 6, IT WAS ALREADY BEING USED THAT WAY BECAUSE: (CHECK OUT THESE FACTS)
    The sexagesimal (base-sixty) is a numeral system with sixty as the base. It originated with the ancient Sumerians in the 2000s BC, and was transmitted to the Babylonians. Even today, we still use some of the Sumerian base of 6 or 60 in our circle of 360 degrees, and in our divisions of time (60 minutes in an hour, sixty seconds in a minute, etc.) The gematria for the English language is formed by adding 6 to each letter of the alphabet in the following manner: A = 6; B = 12, C = 18, until each letter has been assigned its proper number. At that point, any word or phrase will produce a numerical equivalent based upon the numerical values of the letters being added together. Words that appear to have “spiritual significance” are often revealed and confirmed by use of germatia in addition to additional “physical and/or spiritual evidence” relating to the word or phrase. For instance, the term “mark of beast” has a numerical value of 666, and Scripture clearly states that the number and Mark of 666 is associated with the name of the Beast and his name.?
    Unlikely patterns and totals adding to 666 and 444 are found involving words from both the New and Old Testament. This means that the Old and New testament without collusion, perfectly coincide And connect like pieces of a puzzle with a Language that was not started until thousands of years later. Proving whatever inspired the writing of the Bible is above and outside of Time.

    444 patterns match up with the old testament and 666 and 444 patterns match up with the new testament. This means that the Old and New testament without collusion, perfectly coincide And connect like pieces of a puzzle with a Language that was not started until thousands of years later. ( Impossible) Without God

    What are the odds of these results happening by pure chance? The calculator doesn’t go that high. I was confused on why lucifer added up to 444 until I read Ezekiel in the Old Testament. The old testament calls Lucifer a cherubim and the first chapter of Ezekiel describes a cherubim as 4 creatures with 4 heads and 4 wings. ALIGNING UP WITH SCRIPTURE. Its funny because athiests use the fact of Lucifer adding to 444 as a stumper only to be met with these facts. I refer to a cherubim as a 444 angel. Here are some other important words from the Old and new testament.

    MENORAH = 444
    FRUIT = 444
    THE KING = 444
    INCREASE 444
    simple = 444
    ENERGY = 444
    Melody = 444 ( Was given to us to worship.)
    0bedient = 444
    parent = 444
    The odds on the top pattern developing is just simply impossible. No one can get that lucky that every major word involving them could add up to the same number. You couldn’t do it if i gave you the formula and the language to do it in. Besides that, there was no english language when jesus said these words. Its simply Ludacris. Go ahead, check your name and list all things that have to do with you and see how many match. How could Jesus get this lucky. There was no English language till 1500 years after he died. How did this happen?
    The only reasonable explanation would be that the authors of the Bible were initiates to a higher wisdom and knowledge and these authors universally applied mathematical principles of Gematria and or sacred geometry to encrypt this wisdom in the Bible such that it could be conveyed to future generations. Now picture a mathematician with a heavy Indian accent saying.

    “THIS ANCIENT PRACTICE IS OBVIOUSLY GIVEN TO HUMANITY BY A HIERARCHY. IT CONTAINS REVELATION HIDDEN IN NUBERS AND WORDS WTIH MATHEMATICAL ASSURANCE. IT UNVEILS THE ORIGIN AND DESTINATION OF MAN KIND WITH MATHEMATICAL ASSURANCE.”
    DID YOU EVER WATCH A TRIAL IN A COURT ROOM. FORENSIC EVIDENCE OVERIDES ALL OPINIONS AND THEORIES IN A COURT ROOM ONLY BECAUSE NUMBERS DONT LIE. THAT IS “MATHEMATICAL ASSURANCE.”
    WHEN A FEMALE ACCUSES A MALE OF BEING THE FATHER OF HER BABY, HOW WOULD SHE GO ABOUT PROVING IT TO A JUDGE. BY SAYING THAT THE BABY LOOKS LIKE HIM. NO, THEY DO A PATERNITY TEST THAT BREAKS IT DOWN TO WHAT THE ODDS ARE THAT HE IS OR ISNT THE FATHER. ONCE AGAIN “MATHEMATICAL ASSURANCE.”
    PEOPLE SAY THAT WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT JESUS IS GOD IN THE FLESH. THE FACT IS THAT WE HAVE THE ONLY EVIDENCE THAT CAN TRULY BE TRUSTED.
    WHO MADE UP WORDS ? WHO MADE UP NUMBERS ? AND WHAT KIND OF A SPELL IS MAN KIND UNDER ? WITHCRAFT = 666 SORCERIES = 666 Commercials =666

    A message we can trust? Science tells us that anything we see touch hear or taste is just our brain receiving a message. Therefore anything that we think that is happening in our lives may actually not be happening. In other words it could all be an illusion. Theoretically speaking, we could just be a brain connected to a machine that is feeding us messages. In actuality are whole life and everything in it, our families, our job, everything we see, eat, smell etcetera does not actually have to be truth. It could all be a lie. Did you ever watch the matrix with Keanu Reeves. That’s basically what it was about. Therefore, If someone told me that Jesus appeared to them and their entire family, that they all saw him, touched him and that his blood even stained the items in their household but still didn’t believe in him, I could still respect them. I would think they are stubborn, however I could still respect them.

    There is one thing in life that is a universal truth and could never be a lie. Without it we wouldn’t be able to prove anything. We couldn’t prove how old we are, how much money we are to be paid, how many miles it is from our house to our job and we couldn’t even have science. That’s right science couldn’t prove anything without it. It is the one thing that proves things beyond any doubt. That thing is mathematics. As the saying goes “numbers don’t lie”. That is the reason forensic evidence overides all other speculation and theories in a court room. If we are going to get a message that we could trust for sure it has to come in the form of mathematics. If not, then the message could always be debated and we would not have to except it beyond any reasonable doubt. Well guess what, there is a message and it comes in the form of mathematics. The branch of mathematics that it comes in is called gematria. Now if an unlikely pattern develops, mathematicians can tell you approximately what the odds are of it happening unless the number is too large to compute. There is a law in mathematics that tells us if the odds on a particular event occurring are so astronomical that it just cannot happen. An example of this would be 100 to the 100th power. If you don’t remember this from school I will remind you. 5 to the 5th power would be 5x5x5x5x5 and that would equal 3125. What are the odds of me getting hit by a boat while I am sitting and writing this on the 16th floor of a condo? It just can’t happen.
    It is believed that the Sumerian civilization is the most ancient and their system of counting the very first. The Sumerian system was based on a root of six as opposed to ten. The Sumerian Code is not a “Bible Code” as some have labeled it, but a simple form of gematria using the Sumerian base of 6 or 60, and the world’s standard language for conducting business. English is the native language of more than 400 million people. Chinese is the native language of more than 650 million people. Yet English is by far the most important language in the world today. This is because it is spoken in more different parts of the world than any other language, it is the language of commerce, and it is the second language of many countries, The English language is about five hundred years old. English is also the “official language of the United Nations and some 53 nations upon the face of the earth. Unlike other modern languages, the English language is the world’s language, to which all others must comply in order to conduct business in the modern world. Gematria has been around for thousands of years. The English language has only been around for 550 years. Therefore the following results in gematria could not have been fixed or set up by human intelligence. It is either a coincidence thats a statistical monstrosity or a message from a higher source.

    A=6 B=12 C=18 D=24 E=30 F=36 g=42 h=48 I=54 j=60 K=66 L=72 M=78 N=84 O=90 P=96 Q=102 R=108 S=114 T=120 U=126 V=132 W=138 X=144 Y=150 Z=156

    SIMPLE=444, ENGLISH=444, GEMATRIA=444, JEWISH =444, MESSIAH=444
    JESUS=444, Y’SHUA=444, JOSHUa=444, CROSS=444 , GOSPEL=444
    PREACHER=444, PARABLES=444, THE KING=444, MENORAH=444, FRUIT=444
    OBEDIENT=444, PARENT=444, MELODY=444, MAKE A CHOICE=444, ENERGY=444
    MARK OF BEAST=666, WITCHCRAFT=666, SORCERIES=666, ILLUSION=666, STUBBORN=666, CORRUPT=666, SLAUGHTER=666, NEWYORK=666, UNRULY=666 LUSTFUL=666, COMPUTER=666, CALCULATION=666, INSANITY=666, RAHM EMANUEL=666, JAMES REDFIELD=666

    MONSANTO = 666 ( People call them MONSATAN before this fact, They are
    responsible for GMO’s……

    So I kept seeking and then this happened. Explain this one!

    Simple was the first word on our list of Bible words adding to 444 in english gematria. never mind that, I have a youtube video about it. ( Just read with attention, 1 second the poetry is coming.) I don’t know why but When I saw the word SIMPLE in the Bible I started underlining every sentence with that word. I underlined sentences with that word in three different books that were written over a thousand years apart from different authors. The psalms and proverbs from the old testament and from romans in the new testament. Logic tells us that It should have formed a bunch of random sentences, every couple of lines are from a different verse and it goes into different chapters and different t books WRITTEN BY DIFFERENT AUTHORS OVER A THOUSAND YEARS APART. When I read them in order, from one book straight into the next book it connected like poetry WAS GRAMMITCALLY PERFECT and it was a message. It explained the reaction I was getting from scorners and was a message to the people I was showing the gematria. I swear PEOPLE ON LINE ARE INVITING ME TO POETRY CIRCLES AND I HAD GIRLS EMAILING ME FOR MORE POETRY. LOL . HERE IT IS. ITS CALLED: ” SIMPLE ” I still Cant believe it connected and is poetic. READ OUT LOUD. SHOW EVERYONE. ONCE AGAIN THIS CANT BE, BUT IS. PREPARE TO BE PERPLEXED. I can show anyone how to do it, it is there for anyone to FIND if they SEEK.

    “SIMPLE”
    The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
    The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The Lord preserves the simple;
    I was brought low, and He saved me. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.
    The entrance of Your words gives light;
    It gives understanding to the simple. To give prudence to the simple,
    To the young man knowledge and discretion—
    A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain counsel.
    “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
    For scorners delight in their scorning,
    And fools hate knowledge.
    For the turning away of the simple will slay them,
    And the complacency of fools will destroy them;
    And saw among the simple,
    I perceived among the youths,
    A young man devoid of understanding,
    O you simple ones, understand prudence,
    And you fools, be of an understanding heart.
    4 “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
    As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, Come, eat of my bread
    And drink of the wine I have mixed.
    Forsake foolishness and live,
    And go in the way of understanding.
    Give instructon to a wise man and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man and he will increase in learning.
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy one is Understanding.
    A foolish woman is clamorous;
    She is simple, and knows nothing.
    “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here”;
    And as for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, 17 stolen water is sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. but he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of hell.
    The simple believes every word,
    But the prudent considers well his steps.
    The simple inherit folly,
    But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
    Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary;
    Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.
    When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise;
    But when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
    A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,
    But the simple pass on and are punished.
    A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself;
    The simple pass on and are punished.
    For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
    For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil

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  3. Thank you for your comment! I agree…it’s time to get out when church gets cultic. So often, pastors use mind control to put fear into their members for leaving or for questioning. This is not of God. 2 Timothy 1:7. Thanks for sharing your experience. http://www.culteducation.com/warningsigns.html

    Blessings!!

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  4. Rob Pineda says:

    Hello!
    While I do not live in Las Vegas (I live in Central Florida), I do share with many here on being on the receiving end of abuse at the hands of Calvary Chapel. I served for a few years as a Youth Pastor, then as an Associate Pastor at a Calvary Chapel. We were a newer congregation meeting in a store front in a small beach town. I love the people, and I loved the small atmosphere.

    As time went on, I began more intensive Biblical Study which led to a heightened level of discernment. The ‘small’ issues started to get a bit bigger. The Sr. Pastor began looking to see who was giving, and how much. When confronted, he simply said he was the Sr. Pastor and felt he had the right to make sure people were giving, especially his leaders. I found this troubling. He threw around his title in very inappropriate ways, and his extreme anger issues surfaced often. Another serious issue was the elevation of music over everything else. The music was, and is, the golden calf within the church. Music is so sacred, it takes precedence over anything, and is militantly guarded. To have any concern over the music is to bring the wrath of the Sr. Pastor upon you. The real issue seemed to be that of a severe pride. He would throw around statements like, “I have been told I’m the best preacher in the whole county.” While his ability to teach wasn’t bad, his messages were nothing more than personal stories and jokes…hardly strong Biblical teaching.
    So, over time, I felt more and more distanced from this little CC. I could no longer stand in agreement with CC as a whole, and more instances of persecution of those who didn’t agree with the Sr. Pastor became more and more prevalent. I began a discussion with other pastors in my area who are friends, and they counselled me over a time. Thankfully, doors to plant a church started to arise, and in June of this past summer (2014), I gave a two month notice to the Sr. Pastor. Well…things went from bad to worse. The level of anger and unbelievable nastiness from the Sr. Pastor towards me was staggering. Rumors started by him and his family were rampant. He told me, “Why would God open the door for you to plant a church without telling me first?” Yeah…my jaw dropped too. He then lectured me that I didn’t ask his permission to plant a church. His viciousness continued until I left, and then continued after for a few months until I had to tell him that he is a bully and to leave me alone. He has been quiet since, thank the Lord of all!

    I am now a pastor with Grace Church of Flagler, and what an unbelievable blessing it has been to be with such wonderful people. I learned much from CC…specifically, what not to do.

    If you are in a CC somewhere, and are seeing anything that resembles what has been written on this site, its time to get out. Don’t stay in a cultic situation because you are being bullied into staying…they are good at guilt trips. Pray long and hard, and let God, not the ‘most high Sr, Pastor’ decide your journey.

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  5. Brian Montagne says:

    (This comment was posted on another page in this website in March 2014)

    Hi,
    I just came across your site through my occasional search on Calvary Chapels. I clicked on because of your being in Las Vegas as I am. I looked at you articles on the local Calvary chapels here and was wondering if you had an affiliation at one point. I want to keep this brief for now and wait for your correspondence. My history with CC’s in Las Vegas consist of being on the worship team for a brief time at Green Valley, worship leader for a period at Spring Valley, covering lead for David Medina at Lone Mtn. and Worship leader for Mike Wilte’s church plant “Meadow Mesa” for 3 years. My wife and I left when the Holy Spirit opened our eyes to the apostasy that is in all four of these “churches” and we confronted it to no avail. We, with several other families tried to get help from Costa Mesa but now realize in hind sight how futile that attempt was. Anyway, after much hurt, mending, prayer and the amazing truth and comfort of God’s word we are stronger in our faith than we ever were under what I can only call ( as God’s word does ) heresy. Our story is long so I’ll stop here and wait for your reply should you desire. I would like to know who you are.

    In God’s love and truth
    Brian Montagne
    alternate e-mail
    monteinlv@yahoo.com

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  6. Thank you for sharing the truth of what happened to you. I’m sorry to hear all of the heartbreaking things that have happened to you. But, I am happy to see the encouragement and comfort you give others who have gone through the same thing. That is wonderful. There are too many people who have similar stories across the nation. It is so important that we love each other with action and truth not just words… “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” 1 John 3:18. What you wrote reminds me of the Parable of the Good Samaritan:

    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+10%3A25-37&version=NIV

    Here are a few more testimonies:

    https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/calvary-chapel-lone-mountain-las-vegas-online-church-review-affiliation-with-roman-catholic-nights-of-malta-i-would-not-recommend-this-church-if-you-like-to-confront-them-on-false-doctrine/

    https://lasvegasapologetics.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/here-is-what-happens-at-many-calvary-chapels-due-to-lack-of-accountability-and-the-moses-model-more-testimonies-can-be-seen-online-at-www-calvarychapelabuse-com/

    With love.

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  7. Virginia says:

    First let me tell anyone reading that if you have been spiritually abused by staff at Spring Valley Calvary Chapel you are not alone. Four days ago I called SVCC asking for an urgent pastoral care visit in my residence only to be met with self righteousness/importance, judgment and scrutiny by a woman named Claudia who asked me for an awful lot of information that was absolutely none of her business and not at all relevant to my urgent need for a home visit. It was like I fell into a sticky web and was being rapidly fed on by a spiritual vampire before I realized the woman was intentionally antagonizing me and was not going to facilitate the help I was asking from the church. I am 42 years old, carrying a very high risk pregnancy with post traumatic stress disorder and abandonment of the baby’s father, while also going through the nightmare aftermath and devastation of my 5 year old son’s kidnapping last year… and dealing with the isolation of being unable to attend church the last several weeks due to chronic and debilitating health issues and a transportation problem. I implored Claudia to send elders/lay ministry people to come pray over me and counsel me that night after hearing the Lord tell me that same morning to reach out and ask for the help and support I need. She showed no compassion or empathy whatsoever and asked ridiculous questions like where is the father, how do I support myself, etc. No questions about my kidnapped son, no condolences,no words of comfort…nothing of the sort…basically fishing for reasons to judge and gossip fishing is what it felt like. I BEGGED her, please send prayer warriors right away, I am in crisis and need the laying on of hands. Instead she made me listen to her pray a long, formulaic and invalidating prayer using words and statements that dismissed every out pouring of my heart to her and used passive agressive shots in her prayer to hurt me. I told her at the beginning of our talk that in no way was my faith being tested or did I feel that God wasn’t with me…much to the contrary…I told her that I felt so very close to the Lord and that he had directed me in prayer earlier that morning to reach out to the list of helpful/spiritual individuals and groups that I had made the night before. I have a horrible time asking for help and Holy Spirit told me he was using my situation to teach me to ask for help instead of isolating and going into depression. I told Claudia, I can’t do this alone anymore, its time to draw people support into the situation….and she coolly said “You aren’t alone, God is with you.” I won’t tell you how violently angry I felt inside at this totally passive agressive spiritual abuse from this ravaging wolf in sheep’s clothing or the hatred I felt from her as she “prayed” for me. After the prayer I asked her, “you are going to send some elders right away, right?” And she said she would call me back in an hour and a half. I began calling her back two and a half hours later but no one would pick up the phone at the office for the next 3 hours. Then I left an urgent message on the prayer request line for someone to please, please, please call me. No response. When I finally reached the office and spoke to a young woman named Rachel I asked her why I was being treated so dismissively she wanted to put me on the phone with Claudia again!!! Can you believe this????? I said I never want to speak with that wolf again and asked her to send someone to me right away and she said she would send EMAILS to some elders….EMAILS????! I told her this is why I stay away from churchs, that I usually end up embittered by “false christianity” and she then asked if she could pray for me and once again I listened to a complete invalidation of my outpouring as she asked the Lord that my heart not become embittered towards him and she thanked the Lord for her “divine appointment” to pray for me….wow. First of all, no one, and I mean NO ONE has the power or influence to embitter me towards my Heavenly Father. He is the song of my heart and He is my rock and He used my son’s kidnapping to the highest good to bring this prodigal daughter home into his protective wings once and for all. My faith is as strong and solid as it could possibly ever be and even if there were not one other soul on earth following Christ, I would boldly and proudly proclaim my Lord and personal saviour, Jesus Christ to all the lands and all people. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. I couldn’t believe what I had just heard from Rachel in this prayer. I then begged her please please please send someone here to me and 3 days later I have heard nothing from anyone at the church. What happened is that the Lord showed my this church is the synagogue of satan and then sent me Samaritans via the young man who set up a paypal account for me that day who spoke with deep emapthy and compassion, he sent me the German family downstairs who were all too quick to feed and comfort me and take me to starbucks where I could use internet, he sent me a concerned email from a friend who has just lost her beloved brother to suicide who took time from her grief and loss to counsel and comfort me…and my loving, concerned godparents who treated me to pizza and wings and undivided attention when I arrived at their home…when I reached out as the Lord guided me to, Love and benevolence swaddled me and shown light on the fraud of the church I have been joyfully attending. I am done forever with churches because they hinder and not support my walk with Christ and I choose to see the world of Samaritans as my “church”…my true brothers and sisters. I was prodigal for 20 years over spiritual abuses in churches and now I see why my faith was impaired. Beware of false churches and behold the good Samaritans….our true brothers and sisters in Christ. God Bless and Peace be with you all. Much love, In Christ, Virginia

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