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Chuck Smith goes to Law Against a Brother

Calvary Satellite Network is run from Twin Falls. Jeff Smith and Mike Kestler were the last two men standing on the board of CSN. Both tried to take the other out. Chuck Smith's "The Word for Today" is suing Mike Kestler pastor of Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls (Idaho). Kestler is suing Smith.


Charges flying both ways

  • Smith is charging Kestler with adultery.
  • Smith is charging Kestler with financial impropriety.
  • Kestler is charging Smith with keeping revenues from CSN.
  • A great summary of what is happening is here and here.


Chuck Smith circa 1978 wrote:


If it were not for the scripture concerning going to law with a brother, I would have sued John Todd long ago for liable and slander; because I do obey the scriptures and seek to obey them, I have not filed this suit against him but the statements that he makes are totally false.


Jump forward to 2006

Chuck Smith's "The Word for Today" has filed suit against Mike Kestler for over 1 million dollars and control of CSN.


The story is covered here.


Scripture says

1Co 6:6-9 but brother goes to law with brother, and that before unbelievers? Actually, then, it is already a defeat for you, that you have lawsuits with one another. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be defrauded? On the contrary, you yourselves wrong and defraud. You do this even to your brethren.

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