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Calvary Chapel Churches

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Thermodynamics, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Thermodynamics

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    There is a Calvary Chapel owned radio station in my area that I listen to a bit. I am wondering how they differ from Baptists? To me it sounds like they may place a little more faith in the "gifts of the Spirit" than we do, but other than that is there anything you can tell me?
     
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    "You know the beautiful thing about being called Calvary Chapel? People don't know where you really stand." ---Chuck Smith

    "...concerning the ministry of the Holy Spirit. We don't take a typical Pentecostal view, nor do we take a typical Baptist view. The minute you set your position one way or the other, you've lost half of your congregation. Why would you want to lose half your congregation?" ---Chuck Smith

    "When you're marketing something, you want the largest market appeal possible." ---Chuck Smith

    Calvary Chapel Distinctives: The Foundational Principles of the Calvary Chapel Movement, by Chuck Smith
     
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    Actually, it sounds like a pretty good attitude with the Calvary Chapel quotes.

    Sometimes some pentecostals go way to far regarding the gifts of the Spirit, while at the same time I believe we Baptists are in error for usually rejecting them completely as not being for today.

    Looks like the Calvary Chapels have a balanced approach. :thumbs:



    However, I dont like the "dont want to lose half of your congregation" comment.

    We should do what we believe God wants us to do, paying not attention to who might leave.


    :godisgood:
     
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    Who is "we", the government? :tongue3:
     
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    From what I've heard, Calvary Chapel's seem pretty legit, but I also hear it depends on the one you go to.

    Also, I believe Ray Comfort from The Way of the Master used to be a Calvary Chapel minister. He also seems to have a special website just for Calvary chapel at http://www.calvarychapelfreegift.com/
     
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