I am currently in a Trinitarian Pentecostal/holiness church, where women are expected to have long hair and not to wear pants. The men are to be clean shaving. The reason I went to this church was because i was sick. Soon after I joined I became very ill and almost died, the doctors was expecting me to die , but I came through. The church now says it was a miracle
The Pastor who is a woman has stated that any church that doesn’t believe as her church does will not make it to heaven. She says anybody that has talked about her will have to repent. She has complete control over the church, although there are assistant pastors they have to defer to her on any subject. The church believes in speaking in tongues, shouting (spirit dancing), and so on.
I'm not like most there, I don't do the shouting and speaking in tongues, and sometimes the sermon is directed at me.
What I really want to know is if I should leave.
Went again last night, they sang about an hour and nobody shouted , so the preacher got up and started praying for people, and a few started then. The music they play is fast paced and , sometimes they keep playing the same music over and over.
VERY CULTISH! Read some of the materials on this forum that describe cult characteristics. I think you'll see a correlation between what you read and this church you're attending.