Praise chapel...a cult?
Date: November 02, 2006 01:42AM
Well, well, what have we here? Is that a spirit of pride and elitism that I detect? I can tell that you’re just beaming in what you apparently perceive as your own cleverness. “What’s up Jimmie?” I don’t know son, you tell me what is up? You know nothing about me, my life or experiences, you know not who I am nor what I have been through. Yet you’re quick to judge and try and identify, classify and intimidate. I would expect nothing less from a modern day Pharisee such as yourself. Excellent post by the way, as it only serves to further prove my point. In fact, now I am fully convinced that all Praise Chapels are indeed cults, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Different? No, your ends somehow justify your means in the twisted world of cults. You claim to be different, yet your attitude and words have CFM written all over it. You’ve been indoctrinated quite well. By the way, I am impressed with the way you sidestepped what I wrote in my last posting. Anyway, let’s break it down, shall we?
“I've seen other blogs @ different forums and you just continue to rip pastors and churches from our fellowship, sounds just like something Jesus would do. My suggestion to you is let it go "man" life is to short to have all this anger built up inside you. God still loves you brother.”
Blogs? Different forums? Pastors and churches from your fellowship? Really? Which ones? Be specific. Must you resort to outright lies? I only post on one other message board. I give my input of the truth as it pertains to the subject and my experiences in the cult known as Praise Chapel. We also discuss scripture, speak freely, exchange ideas, experiences, give opinions and different points of view. Something you are not allowed to do at PC.
“Sounds like something Jesus would do?” I certainly agree with that, especially the way He spoke the truth about the Pharisees such as yourself.. just like He overturned the tables of the money changers who were using His Father’s House for their own profit. Tell me then, what percentage of your revenue is sent to the Mother Church in H.P., and explain why it is not a legalized version of a pyramid scheme?
I see that you choose to focus on my anger and therefore attempt to make me the target. Why not focus on the reason of my anger, which does happen to be a Godly anger. The result of being in the bondage of the Praise Chapel legalistic system, otherwise known as a cult. Oh Great and Wise Praise Chapel defender, tell me what brings you to this forum in the first place if not PC has previously been identified as being a cult by many others, many others?
“Let it go?” Why? Can’t handle the truth? You will not silence me. Yes, indeed God still loves me, even though I happen to be rebellious as you subtly attempt to classify me. Funny thing though, how the Lord has opened my eyes to your cult, and has now blessed me even greater than He has ever before.
“I myself know the Pastor there and he is a good man and loves God very much, and just because you had difference of opinions doesn't make it right for you to keep acting like you are.”
You mean the pastor who insists that parishioners refer to him as “their spiritual father, and his wife, their spiritual mother?”
Sorry but that is a whole lot more than a difference of opinion, it is outright blasphemy. I only have one father thank you very much, Who happens to be God the Father. Which it does say in His Holy Book that I shall call no man my father but He who is in heaven. That’s a lot more than a subtle difference.
Yes, apparently Jim Jones and David Koresh also loved God very much, but neither did that make them right.
You mentioned Montebello… Are you referring to the Praise Chapel over there that is known in the community as, “The Throw up church?” The one where leadership brings trash cans to the altar during altar call so the pastor can exorcise demons out of people and have them vomit into the trash cans? Strange how no matter how much I read my bible, nowhere can I find an instance where it calls to do that. Is this the same Praise Chapel where the community and members of traditional churches say that the pastor there, “sees a demon behind every bush?” Is this the same PC where the pastors wife foretells your future with her prophecies? The ones who refer to themselves as specially anointed? This of course is the same place where people are directed to babble gibberish and then told that they are speaking in tongues, right?
“Tithing is biblical and it seems like to me you just don't WANT to give, because if you did you would not complain about it. Give willingly and not with a grudgingly heart and if you continue to worry about where it goes that WILL stop your growth in Christ Jesus. Look -give- because your supposed to and the rest will fall in line. God PROMISED you he would bless you so stand on that alone period.”
Your apparent brainwashing shows your inability to test the spirits. Again you know nothing about me, accuser, and your thus your ignorance defies logic. According to my tithing records, my grand total comes to over $16,000.00 Let me tell you what I don’t want to give to… I do not want to give to help a pastor purchase a new Mercedes Benz, while members of the congregation are struggling and people are hurting. Neither do I care to pay for their vacations in Hawaii on their whim, stating that they must go there to be specially anointed. Or to bail their house out of foreclosure… You don’t know me and you don’t know what I went through over there, yet you assume a lot and certainly you do know how to judge and accuse. Though I consider the source, exactly where you learned how to do that was obviously at PC.
“Anyways you know where you need to serve God and maybe it's not there, but it needs to be somewhere.” First of all youngster, that is my business and is between myself and God. Why? Should I be in fear that I’m no longer under “The Covering?”
"SUCK IT UP AND JUST SERVE GOD". No, I decline on sucking up any more rhetoric from any cult. Instead I choose to stand on the word of God and on His truth.
“I think i have been pretty fair with you even though you did talk smack about "my Pastor" and under other circumstances that would not be tolerated by myself..” Oh, that is really Christ-like attitude isn’t it? Hold me back God.. hold me back… he’s pushing it! Let me at ‘em God… he talked bad about my pastor, let me at him.” Yeah, you’re real Christlike all right.
The only thing I continue to “rip” as you call it, is the methodology of a totalistic system. Specifically, an aberrational fringe church that has all the markings of a CULT. Look at the word again, cult. The same exact system that was created and propagated by Wayman Mitchell at CFM and where Praise Chapel began. The same exact system that continues today, apparently alive and well and fully backed by the mother church in Huntington Park.
No, I won’t move on. You will not silence me and I will not let it go.