"Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world". (1 John 4:1 NIV, Holy Bible)
Like the ones at "Calvary Community Church is known for a love of God's Word and celebration of His Grace toward us." https://www.calvaryphx.com/about/ These people "celebrate grace" through their Masturbation Connection Ministries.
This website is owned by Calvary Phoenix, as we see from the graphic below:
Officially, senior pastor Mark Martin left off with this sort of thing more than thirty years ago -- "in 1982 when Pastor J. Mark Martin left a legalistic, unbiblical denomination". https://www.calvaryphx.com/about/
He pretends to be the happily married senior pastor at Calvary Phoenix.
But the evidence clearly shows that he never really left the Masturbation Connection. Considering how his "church" just happens to host it. http://whois.net/whois/ellenwhiteexposed.com
THE BIBLE TALKED ABOUT THIS DEPRAVED PRACTICE
"6 And Judah took a wife for Er his firstborn, whose name was Tamar. 7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. 8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. 9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also." (Genesis 38, Holy Bible)
The Bible specifically condemns this perversion. Which Pastor Mark's "church" just happens to promote as being "healthful".
PRACTICES WHAT HE PREACHES
"You will love Pastor Mark's dedication to the Word and how he brings the Bible alive in a way you can understand and enjoy." http://www.calvaryphx.com/about/ In case you're wondering, Pastor Mark actually does "bring alive" Genesis 38:9. (see screenshot at left, from http://ellenwhiteexposed.com/criticc.htm)
It'll be interesting to see if the Lord visits a Genesis 39:10 reenactment upon perverted pastor Mark Martin.
FALSE CHRIST LEADS ASTRAY 12,000 OF THE ELECT
Obviously, its one thing if Pastor Mark and his deacons want to do this sort of thing at a private shower party, but its quite another matter for him to preach this perversion to his sheep. "For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect" (Mark 13:22 ESV, Holy Bible): "Calvary, a non-denominational church, started with only 11 people in a northwest Phoenix elementary school band room and today has grown to be the church home for over 12,000 believers." http://www.calvaryphx.com/about/
TRIES TO BE DISCRETE WHEN ADDRESSING THE YOUTH GROUP
Pastor Mark knows his critics have exposed his anti-biblical theologies, so he tones down his "gospel" when addressing the youth group, where he calls it: "Help for Hard Times". (see at left, click to enlarge)
But its still blasphemy. Pastor Mark calls this deviant activity "the Good News of God's love". http://www.calvaryphx.com/about/
Let me tell you this. Love-making in Genesis 38:9 style is definitely not God's love.
No matter what Pastor Mark likes to call it.
"Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts." (Revelation 9:21 NIV, Holy Bible)
'Cuz Pastor Mark teaches that its oh so healthful. http://ellenwhiteexposed.com/criticc.htm
Fear not, though, for the Lord will take care of things down the line: "But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars--they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." (Revelation 21:8 NIV, Holy Bible)
But the cult devotees still lap it up,
THE "MINISTRY" OF CALVARY COMMUNITY CHURCH PHOENIX
"4 For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the
WHICH IS WHY HE TALKS ABOUT GRACE SO MUCH
grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ." (Jude 1, Holy Bible)
Attend this depraved religious cult at your own risk.
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