Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: December 23, 2018 10:42AM
This just in... (not really but I like saying that).
I have heard that some of those who are standing firm and trying to be the "True Remnant" are saying very flippantly that they just don't believe all the lies.
Uh.... So that means they are not believing any of us who put our lives on the line for this organization for anywhere from 5 to 50 years who are now telling the stories of what happened to us, what we saw, what we can prove? Since Gary openly apologized about the abuses perpetrated by Rick, then what was the apology for? He didn't handle things right? So I would like to hear him describe what his new enlightenment tells him is the way he SHOULD HAVE handled things. Hmmm?
It makes me deeply, in a snarl down in my core, angry that people who have told their very personal and humiliating stories of abuse and anguish are called liars.
And I have another question for these people who now stand "true" by ignoring everything that is being said. When JRS passed out the documents pertaining to his goal to have a huge library at each of the churches and included on that list were the many volumes he has concerning the occult, he said it was important to know how Satan operates so he read about the occult for that purpose.
So I challenge the current leadership of TLWF and any of the churches that want to stay "true" to Gary, Rick, JRS, whoever, to at least read all of the information that is available through this forum, through the Facebook TLWF Survivors Stories, and in the astounding response to Shalom's public FB post from October and then decide. If everyone who has spoken out is just Satan, well hell, then at least you'll know what we have to say about the thing you are so driven to protect.
Pick a lane folks. Be loving or be name-calling and say that we are all liars and Satan. You can't have it both ways. I believe there are MANY very good folks that I love very much who may not want to rock their foundations by leaving TLWF and that is their choice. Everyone is free to make their own choices now.
But if you want to stay, PLEASE make a completely informed decision. If you read everything that has been said about the various problems in TLWF starting from the beginning, and you still want to carry forward based on JRS teaching and TLWF principles, then I for one will back you in that informed decision.
But please - let's all agree no matter where we stand in the current shift that is going on, that at least we will stop lying to others and ourselves and we will OWN our decisions. As long as everyone agrees on that one goal then there is no reason for nastiness or dispute between any of us.
One caveat: If anyone intends to continue to protect and hide sexual abusers and pedophiles then that's a different topic all of its own. No one should be tolerant of that idea or any hint of it.
And yeah, I'm pissed tonight. I don't like trickery. I don't like people who have been harmed to be called liars.
Also - and let me be clear - I am very careful not to call people out or name wrongdoings unless I can prove what I'm saying. Be confident of that.