In this new article from the San Francisco Chronicle, a former 50-year resident of Redding, California and licensed clinical social worker explains why she made the choice to leave Redding. This says a lot: “I recently chose to leave Redding after nearly 50 years in this community, where I raised my family and where many I love remain. I left almost entirely because of Bethel and the city’s passive complicity in the real factors that ail Redding. Did you wonder why Bethel gave $500,000 for law enforcement but not homeless shelters…did anyone… Read More
http://www.aacc.net/2017/12/11/let-us-prey-the-frequency-of-narcissistic-personality-disorder-in-pastors/ The above helpful article was found on the American Association of Christian Counselors’ website. Enjoy!
http://calvarychapelabuse.com/wordpress/calvary-chapel-pastor-in-florida-pleads-guilty-to-murdering-his-mistress/ Calvary Chapel pastors should be very careful when they make the claim that they are “God’s anointed”.
Update: For some reason, the link provided is not working as it once did. Hopefully ‘Escape the Lie Radio’ can fix the problem soon. Update 2: Use this link instead to listen to interview – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAAqatnhPms&feature=youtu.be Here is a great interview of M’Kayla Kelly by Escape the Lie Ministries. God is using M’Kayla to lovingly inform and warn the Body of Christ of the dangers of a movement that is spreading like wildfire. M’Kayla was once involved in this movement and by God’s grace, she has escaped. This movement has already penetrated… Read More
Las Vegas Apologetics keeps hearing of more stories of spiritual abuse in the Las Vegas area and elsewhere. God seems to be yanking people out of churches. These churches are often apostate and growing worse (God sees the future). Often people are tempted to be mad at God for all the pain and hardship they went through at the hands of a pastor who was supposed to care for them. Sometimes there was extreme cruelty, abuse and blacklisting. Betrayals. Pain! This sort of heartbreak does not go away overnight. It is very… Read More
Ten warning signs of a potentially unsafe group/leader: Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies and persecutions. There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always are wrong in leaving, negative or even evil. Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances. There are records, books, news articles, or television programs… Read More
Greetings! Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in my correspondence. A number of things have transpired since I last wrote, many good things of course, and some very difficult things too. The difficult things have very much slowed me down personally, as they have affected my wife and I deeply on an emotional level. The following may shock some of you, but as I write, my purpose is to be as clear and transparent as possible, and to speak out about the truth of some matters that I can no longer… Read More
The following is from www.howcultswork.com Cults, wonderful on the outside but on the inside are very manipulating. Cult leaders are desperate to trick you into joining. They are after your obedience, your time and your money. Cults use sophisticated mind control and recruitment techniques that have been refined over time. Beware of thinking that you are immune from cult involvement, the cults have millions of members around the world who once thought they were immune, and still don’t know they are in a cult! To spot a cult you need to know… Read More
The Moses Cults, by Jim Baumgaertel Many religious groups exercise unbiblical control over their people. They are authoritarian cults. Often there is a single leader around whose personality the religious group revolves. One way that such power and control is justified is by stating or implying that the leader has assumed the mantle of Moses. They teach that the leader is called to exercise similar authority among the people as Moses’ authority among Israel. Mormons Mormonism (“The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints”) is such a religious organization that… Read More