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Nov 3, 2013

Calvary Chapel Concerns & Greg Laurie Endorses 'Have Heart' (Communicating with the dead)
Praying to and being overshadowed by hovering dead relatives?
Description: Michael-Anthony Rene Chavez & Sergio Martinez of SAID Radio Interview Chris Lawson   
SAID Radio Summary: "We were privileged to interview Chris Lawson of Spiritual Research Network as he discusses his concerns in the direction some Calvary Chapels are headed, problems with the "Moses-Aaron" [Moses-style] model, and the dangers of "Have Heart" amongst other topics. We pray that its a blessing as you listen in" -----Michael and Sergio, Saints Abounding in Discernment.  
(Aired: Nov 17, 2012 ( Re-posted: Oct 23, 2013)
The original post was at the following link, and then the audio was eventually removed from the Internet: 


Note from Chris Lawson: When listening to this message please note that I am not against the Theocratic leadership model for the Hebrews, as is found in the Bible, that God Himself instituted for Moses - back then - in order to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.

Rather, I am against the setting up of one man over others to the point of the detriment of a balanced and fully scriptural New Testament plurality of elders, within a local congregation and church movement.

A thorough investigation of Scripture clearly shows a balanced plurality of biblical eldership for New Testament churches - from the day of Pentecost to the Rapture, not top-down "Moses-style" models that place one man above the rest with the end result of heavy shepherding, various forms of spiritual abuse, stonewalling fellow pastors/elders, and church leadership that reflects Diotrephes (3 John 9-11).

John the Apostle warned about Diotrephes and God the Holy Spirit through the text of Scripture (via John's penmanship) shows us, "I [John] wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not."

The context of 3 John 8-12 also shows us the contrast between the arrogant "Diotrephes" versus the godly Demetrius; "Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yea, and we also bear record, and ye know that our record is true." (3 John 12). 

Recommended: Biblical Eldership by Alexander Strauch


(1) CCOF Ministry Rejects Warnings (2011), (2) Calvary Chapel Alert, (3) Steve Berger and Have Heart: "Christian" Clairaudience/Clairsentience?

Chris Lawson
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