If you want the CC pastors to hear you, he said…don’t take on Chuck.
The second you do, their ears will close and the discussion will be over.
It was good and wise advice , and it was true for the most part.
Papa Chuck was untouchable in their minds and not just in theirs, but in the minds of many who listened to him on radio or online.
Now, we are faced with the task of speaking about him when he’s gone.
The accolades are pouring forth through all the diverse media from all over the world and from millions of people whose lives he touched with the Gospel.
Millions is not an exaggeration…and those testimonies are true for those people and should stand without negative comment.
God did incredible and awesome things through Chuck Smith and He did them for a very long time.
There are other testimonies that are true as well.
Those are the stories of thousands of people whose faith was shattered and whose lives and hearts were damaged through Smith’s actions and more correctly, his inactions.
The same kingdom of God that he was used greatly to build was vandalized repeatedly by some he could have chosen to discipline.
Today we live with both realities, both groups are part of his legacy.
While much more will be written by myself and others in the future about this man, my spirit says that we should write it as if we are on holy ground.
Decades ago, the Lord chose to use a middle aged nobody, a gay prophet, and a bunch of kids with guitars to bring a revival to this country, the fruit of which has lasted over fifty years.
When God chooses people to do great things in His name, He also often allows them to make big mistakes in the same, then lets both stand in testimony of His greatness and our weakness.
In Chuck, He did that again.
God only gave me a blog and a home church…
Make your own application…