Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.
2 John 1:11 Anyone who welcomes him shares in his wicked work.
1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
1 Timothy 5:20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore, rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith.
1 Corinthians 5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one.
Pastor David Rosales of Calvary Chapel Chino Valley has a lot of good buddies who claim to be believers. Among them are the folks at Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and of course Rosales’s other BFF’s in Calvary Chapel: Pastor Bob Grenier of Calvary Chapel Visalia who is accused by his son Paul of molestation (and others of child abuse, spiritual abuse, financial corruption, etc) and Pastor Raul Ries of Calvary Chapel Golden Springs who is accused of having his son and another man wear money belts to smuggle large sums of cash to South America (among many other tawdry allegations involving finances and personal moral conduct).
Apparently Rosales, who has a reputation for being a pretty strict fundamentalist and literalist when it comes to interpreting Scripture (and he has no use for the homos, Rosales rebukes them with a passion…see his op-ed in the OC Register titled “Debunking the Gay Agenda” on June 22, 2008) can’t seem to see his error in hanging out and endorsing his buds in TBN and CC.
1 Corinthians 5:12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
Word to Rosales (again), quit publicly rebuking the homosexual non-believers who aren’t professing believers in the church and start rebuking your good friends who are in sin up to their armpits. How about some op-eds about the sin in Camp TBN and Camp Calvary Chapel?
For those familiar with the blog, you know a lot of the scandalous details about Grenier and Ries…and maybe you caught some of these tidbits about TBN (not that most would need any behind-the-scenes looks, what is right in your face should be enough to make a right judgment):
Rosales isn’t the only Calvary Chapel Big Guy who’s cozy with TBN…unfortunately guys like Greg Laurie lend their name and endorsement as well. I expect Raul Ries and Chuck Smith to go on there due to what I’ve learned about them…I’m still disappointed in Laurie. If he went on TBN to be salt and light and challenge them that’d be one thing. Unfortunately, it’s usually pretty fluffy stuff.
Harsh words and strong rebukes for the heathens! Endorsement and buddy-buddy with the Corrupt Religious Hypocritical Leaders.
Shame on you Rosales and Calvary Chapel. Shame on you TBN. Money-Changers, all.
TBN “Praise Schedule” featuring David Rosales (on tonight) here: http://www.tbn.org/watch-us/praise-schedule