Re: what cult were you in?
Date: November 04, 2018 10:56AM
I had joined a small church in 1990 called The Lord Our Rightness. At first it was a beautiful thing, mostly made up of people looking for a closer walk with God. This church in many ways helped bring me out of a life of alcoholism and drugs. I had been married twice and had lost a son in the process. Going through one failure after another and completely dissatisfied with my life, at 33 I gave my heart to God and joined this church. After 3 yrs of being in the church I got remarried and had 3 children. I loved God with my whole heart for freeing me from what I had been, and than giving me so much. I couldn't have been happier at that time in my life. But, at that time, some of the members started abusing their children. Spanking them for every little thing they did. Some became stern and unloving towards their children, and the red flags went up for me. I had just had my second child, a boy, and when he was born I feel on my knees demanding to know how to raise my children in a way that would honor God. And He showed me. Love!!! Love is how!!! A child naturally wants to be your best friend, and they will follow you anywhere and do anything you ask if you love them and are kind. Corrections are a must but in love. Spankings should be reserved for rebellion alone. Small corrections like you would train a rose, and they will blossom into beautiful adults. This is a huge mistake these small religious groups make, they get stern and way to demanding on their children. Their high standards, becomes a works trip and they naturally take it out on their children. This is the biggest crime these churches make. And the biggest sin of all.
Wayne Bent in 2000 decided that if he didn't claim himself as the eternal leader and become Michael the arc angel, then he would loose his church. To him it was a following, and that's exactly what they became. He started asking for our wives and everything we owned. I stood up and corrected him in these matters and was asked to leave. I finally lost my wife and children in the process. We are never ever to follow any "MAN!Ever!!! Every human being should have their own connection with God and should be following that inner voice. God will not give you a scorpion if you seek him with your whole heart. We don't need preachers or so called leaders anymore if we only seek God the way we should. But this thinking that I am sharing with you will basically get you kicked out of any church. My heart goes out to anyone who looses their family in the process. God bless anyone who is seeking Him, and I truly hope you find him!!!