God Gives Chuck Smith More Time to Clean Up Calvary Chapel

Chuck Smith, the founder and pastor of Calvary Chapel, who announced in January that he is battling lung cancer, is doing better, according to the Praying For Chuck Smith page on Facebook.

The update from daughter Janette Smith Manderson comes after the jump:


"Update for April 25: Yesterday I went to my dad's appointment with the surgeon. He gave us the good news that the cancer is now confined to a much smaller tumor and it has disappeared from the lymph areas where it had spread. PTL! The doctor would like to remove the middle lobe of Dad's right lung, to remove all the cancer that is left, down to the last cell. However, Dad needs a few more tests to see if surgery is safe right now. If not, then there are other good options that we will pursue. Your continued prayers for God's perfect will in each step of this journey mean so much to us. We are eternally grateful ----yes, literally! ♥"

We're sure Smith will see it as a sign to get cracking on cleaning up the messes in his non-denomination denomination.

Or not.

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p_ulloa651
p_ulloa651

Why do you OC folks have such a hard time with Chuck Smith?  What is your point to repeatedly refer to "his non-denomination denomination?"  Is that the best you can come up with about this man?  Why don't you call the church, ask to make an appointment with Chuck Smith, and compile a story after speaking with him, instead of your attempt at humor?  I just don't understand why you attack him when he has done nothing to you. 

If you want to get a juicy story, take a trip to the local Mosque and see what they are doing, listening too, helping, encouraging, praying with, counseling to, providing food for, providing education for, the list can do on and on.  I truly, just don't understand why you attempt to find fault in an imperfect person, such as Chuck Smith.  If you don't want to go through the trouble of calling to make an appointment, then go to Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa on a Sunday morning and just force yourself to sit through a service.  You just might change your mind.  And he just might introduce you to Jesus.

Woody Woodham
Woody Woodham

If it wasn't for you Josh I would have never known about Chuck's condition or the Facebook page.  Thank you for that.  I can tell you when it comes to political issues I don't vote the same as Chuck but when it comes to Jesus and having love for one another I know we see eye to eye. 

CALCARLOS_CALCARLOS
CALCARLOS_CALCARLOS

YES, THERE ARE TWO GODS...THE PRESENT GOD OF THIS WORLD IS SATAN AND WANT TO KILL CHRISTIANS..AND ANYTHING OR ANYONE! HE HATES "GOD" THE ONLY TRUE AND LIVING GOD!! YES, THE GOD THAT YOU ARE "MAD" AT TOO...BUT, HE "STILL" LOVES YOU..WE ARE IN A SPIRITUAL BATTLE..AND EVERYTHING WE DO AND GO THROUGH IS A TEST OF OUR FAITH...TO HEAL IS WONDERFUL..EVEN THE DEVIL CAN HEAL..BUT IS NOT A "TRUE HEALING"..HE COPIES EVERYTHING THAT GOD TRIES TO DO THAT WILL BRING TRUE HEALING TO THIS "HURT" AND SICK WORLD! AND EACH DAY, THIS WORLD IS BEING HIT WITH DESEASES,WARS,FIGHTINGS,HATE,RESENTMENTS,JEALOUSIES,PRIDE,AND THE LIKE..THINGS THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THE THINGS THAT THE "LIVING" GOD IS WANTING FOR US TO SEE AND LIVE BY! THIS WORLD IS GOING TO "HELL" LITERALLY..AND AS THE MIDDLE EAST PROBLEMS GAIN MOMENTUM...WATCH OUT!! THE END IS TRULY NEAR..AS PREDICTED IN MATTHEW THE 24TH CHAPTER AND IN REVEALATION...JUST READ THE NEWSPAPER..AND NEXT TO THE BIBLE...WELL..I HOPE YOU HAVE JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOUR...NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY..IT WILL NOT CHANGE THE "TRUTH"..AND GO AHEAD..AND MOCK MEN LIKE PASTOR SMITH..IT'S EASY TO THROW STONES..ESPECIALLY WHEN "YOU" ARE WITHOUT SIN..AS YOU SEEM TO WANT OTHERS TO BELIEVE..I AM JUST GLAD THAT I AM SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST...AND YES, YOU CAN "CHOOSE" NOT TO BELIEVE..THAT IS "YOUR" CHOICE...AND MUST LIVE WITH IT...RATHER.."DIE" WITH IT!

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Jesus hates ALLCAPS!  Death to you! 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

  "...disappeared from the lymph areas where it had spread. PTL!"

So your lord is responsible if the cancer disappears?  What if it spreads, is he responsible for that too?

Gwsm1992
Gwsm1992

Yes. If you want to argue, go to the Google Group Atheism vs. Christianity. You will have more fun there than here.

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