Hey peeps, how you all doing?
Thanks Broken for that website, I had a look through and found it very interesting.
I'm not sure I really understand what forgiveness is any more, I would hate for release to only come when someone 'forgives' you as this could mean a lot of peeps stuck through no choice of their own.
I remember hearing about the holy rolling, holy laughter, and all of that. The holy rolling (correct me if I'm wrong) was where Cheryl felt a touch from god and was rolling across the floor in a supernatural way. I think it happened on more than one occasion too?
I remember the pressure to fall when being slain in the spirit, and I remember a lot of people describing awful experiences when they fell. I don't remember coming to any conclusions about it. I can remember it happening and having what I felt at the time was a deep touch from god. I can also remember a lot of times feeling nothing. I can remember deciding not to fall unless I felt anything and not falling for quite some time. I can also remember the intense fear of going forward and being torn by wanting to be obedient to god and submit but also the pressure of being seen to be doing what is right. Plenty of wrestling took place inside. And as time went on this changed from the going forward for prayer, to the mass kneeling before god, to dancing 'in the spirit' to signing up for omre meetings or groups, or making promises before god for stuff.
Broken, you mentioned Hillsong - interestingly there is a thread on here about them [board.culteducation.com
Dragon, I think I would hafta agree with you to a point, it was always a bad thing for [i:cd6d6284a5]certain people [/i:cd6d6284a5]to show anger, I remember some 'righteous anger' incidences that I never really understood. I think it would be fair to say that emotions as a whole were discouraged, but maybe this was a perception thing from my point of view, in that I just got good at hiding my emotions as I didn't want to 'react badly' to anything.[/url]