Do you notice coldness in Christian circles or the warmth of Christ’s love? “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.” (Matt. 24:12) How we choose to love is a tell-tale sign of whether or not we are a real Christian. I have noticed that many of the cults teach on love and promote love as they hide behind Christianity. One such cult is the Sozo cult. Once someone crosses their path whom they do not like, they withdraw love. They choose hate instead. This makes them… Read More
https://vimeo.com/158996319 CALVARY CHAPEL ALERT – THE RISING STORM and A CLARION CALL for HUMILITY, TRUTH and REPENTANCE: Observations for Calvary Chapel Leaders to Consider Please watch this very loving and truthful video on the Calvary Chapel movement. “…Mark those who cause divisions contrary to the doctrine you have received. Keep away from them.” Romans 16:17
The following was photographed from the Free Believers Network. It is perhaps the best description of the spiritual gift of discernment I have seen so far. I asked the author if I could use this and obtained his permission.
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
The following is from someone who suffered from severe emotional, verbal and spiritual abuse from this church’s leadership (permission to share): “In my twenties, I was severely emotionally and verbally abused by a pastor at the church (I will keep his name private), in two meetings he called me to, which resulted in very severe PTSD which lasted a long time. My trauma included severe trauma which included nightmares, flashbacks, intrusive memories, an exaggerated startle response, etc. The things he said to me were the most untrue, wicked and ugly things I… Read More