Re: Were the rumors about the Walk true or persecution from cult hunters?
Date: August 02, 2018 11:31PM
> I am like the rest of you, still trying to make
> some sense of it all. I did, and still do have a
> tremendous respect for the illusion that I have
> created in my mind about JRS. But I know that a
> lot of it is illusion. I do believe that he got
> off on the worship like just about anybody would.
> I would like to know what JRS felt about some of
> the things that were going on in the WALK, and if
> some of the things I have heard actually happened.
> Since John Stevens was foolish enough to divorce
> his first wife and marry Marilyn I have come to
> the conclusion that many of the "rumors" that I
> had heard and blew off as "persecution" by the
> cult hunters, MAY WELL have been true.
> When John Stevens and Martha Stevens got the
> divorce, was Martha telling the truth when she
> said that JRS had MILLIONS of dollars, like FOURTY
> MILLION in cash and property, or was that perhaps
> a jilted wife just rambling?
> Did the pastor of a local Walk church talk "just
> about every woman" in that church into having
> "special kingdom relationships" with him, (in
> other words have sex with him) just like big
> name charismatic "bishop" Earl Paulk of a mega
> church in the Atlanta area? If that happened did
> this pastor face any discipline for it by the
> apostolic company and John Stevens himself?
> Was there a silver mine scam where church members
> were ripped off for a whole bunch of money, and if
> so, who got the benefit of that money?
There indeed was a mine and I was there. The "Silver" part is wrong. There was never any effort to unearth silver, the ore that was attempted to be mined was gold. My family was the last to leave the mine and as far as I know we left there flat broke. I can tell you that little money was spent on the operations and that the effort to find gold quickly turned into growing mellons and selling them to the casinos in Las Vegas.
We lived without running water or electricity so in those days, without communication.
We waited anxiously for the train to pass by and drop the newspaper and candy or whatever the engineers brought us. As a child, it was all good fun. I am sure for adults the view was quite different.
I was baptized in the Muddy River in Moapa by RD Cronquist and company.
> What about the "kingdom businesses" ? ? Were Walk
> members working in them sacrificially to "bring
> forth the Kingdom" but in essence Walk leaders
> were just getting their pockets full at the
> expense of brainwashed members?
There were and are in fact numerous Kingdom businesses and the members did/do work in these businesses for low or no wages. The pockets getting full may be a stretch but I wouldn't know for certain. They never seemed like thriving businesses.