Category Archives: Spiritual Abuse

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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Alert: New Video by Pastor Christopher Lawson on the Observations of Calvary Chapel

https://vimeo.com/158996319 CALVARY CHAPEL ALERT – THE RISING STORM and A CLARION CALL for HUMILITY, TRUTH and REPENTANCE: Observations for Calvary Chapel Leaders to Consider Please watch this very loving and truthful video on the Calvary Chapel movement.  Please pray about … Continue reading

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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.

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Spiritual abuse by church leadership. Not uncommon, sadly.

Spiritual Abuse By Church Leadership. Not uncommon, sadly..

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Did the pharisees get rebuked because they obeyed Christ’s teaching or because they disregarded it? Obedience vs. legalism in churches today

“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1) Mark 7 is just one of those chapters in the Bible that is simply fascinating.  Jesus was (and is) so witty how He knew just what to say … Continue reading

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Since when is it slander to reveal or speak out against slander?

Imagine this scenario: You see sin in the church from leaders.  You make a loving confrontation in obedience to God (Galatians 6:1; James 5:19).  Suddenly, your pastor who you love and have known for years calls you into a meeting … Continue reading

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Spiritual Abuse: Jamie’s Story

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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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Google search keywords: What are other Christians in Las Vegas and Henderson searching for on Google about Calvary Chapels, apologetics, church abuse and cults?

The above is simply a photo of this site’s Google search keywords.  This means that some people who visited this site typed these keywords into the Google search engine: “Is Calvary Chapel a cult?” “Problems with Calvary Chapel Green Valley” … 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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Spiritual Abuse: Your Leader/Church is not Representative of God

Las Vegas Apologetics keeps hearing of more stories of spiritual abuse in the Las Vegas area and elsewhere. God seems to be yanking people out of churches.  These churches are often apostate and growing worse (God sees the future).  Often … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech: Tactics Spiritual Abusers Use to Silence Bloggers and Help for Bloggers

Freedom of Speech! “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till … Continue reading

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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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Spiritual Abuse: A Personal Story

Great Article by Spiritual Sounding Board!

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SPIRITUAL ABUSE: VERSES PASTORS TWIST AND MISUSE TO CONTROL “Apprising Ministries believes this is a very important issue that’s still largely under the radar even within the mainstream of Christendom; and keep in mind that I’m say this as a pastor … Continue reading

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Cult Warning Signs by Rick Ross

Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader: Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, … Continue reading

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Calvary Pastor/Missionary to never return to Calvary again due to Moses Model and other corruption…

Greetings! Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in my correspondence. A number of things have transpired since I last wrote, many good things of course, and some very difficult things too.  The difficult things have very much slowed … 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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