More from the CC Split
The number is now down to 15.
The CCA article was to provide “clarity”.
While there was no clarity given on why the corporation is in suspension over tax issues in California, they did offer up again the letter where Chuck Smith allegedly blessed the formation of the CCA.
We have written much about this letter since 2013, as multiple sources told us then (and now) that Smith truly hated the concept and it was shoved down his throat by those who wanted power over the movement out of Brian Brodersen’s hands and in their own.
We have asserted that Chuck Smith didn’t write the letter and we stand by that report.
We have written extensively since 2013 about why this split (that has now manifested) was coming.
I suggest a search here of the term “Calvary Chapel Association” for all those articles…which explain what has really happened.
What is interesting is that there has been no groundswell of questioning about why the corporation is suspended…thou shalt not ask difficult questions of those in “leadership”.
Thou shalt always assume that “leadership” is acting in a holy and righteous manner…even if the facts appear to indicate otherwise.
They will follow these commandments, unless the leadership includes Brian Brodersen, evidently.
If it’s Brodersen, then they create doctrinal issues out of whole cloth to make him appear to be “emergent”, “ecumenical” or down right heretical.
They ignore the long history of the same men trying to wrench Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa from him and pretend that there was great unity until Brodersen went off the doctrinal rails.
They buy the lies because they fit the narrative they want to believe about Chuck Smith and the “leadership”.
When the dust settles I expect that the vast majority of CC pastors will remain aligned with the CCA.
Brodersen will have a hundred or so pastors aligned with his new group, but will hope to be free of the constant sniping and power plays.
I suspect that in a few years (after a few funerals) they may be able to patch it all up again.