Category Archives: Hyper-Authoritarianism

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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“Web Based Comments Concern a Matter of Public Interest”

Originally posted on Who Would Jesus Sue?:
The preliminary ruling for Grenier & Grenier v. Taylor & Grenier is now public, and it is so far a triumph for the rights of bloggers and abuse survivors everywhere. While there is still…

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Calvary Chapel, Chuck Smith, The Moses Model: Let the Little Dogs Bark!

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Do You Really Know What Your Calvary Chapel Believes? It’s not Just the Bible, it’s the “Distinctives”…

Happy New Year 2015!  This is LVAE’s third most viewed article in 2014. Thousands of people are curious about Calvary Chapels’ falsehood. You walk into the room on a Sunday morning.  Everyone is worshipping God with hands raised.  You greet … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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