Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: October 22, 2019 02:03AM
I will make a brief personal presentation, as I prefer to remain anonymous for now. But I can say that I am a young man who was born within TLWF here in Brazil.
I have been following this forum for many years and I can say that many things that have been said here are true and that all the pastors mentioned here and involved in the accusations also follow this forum.
Because of this, I thought it appropriate to write here to speak directly to TLWF's senior leadership. There would be a lot to talk about, but I will try to write more later.
The damage this leadership has done to young people is immeasurable, but the worst of all is that the fellowship leaders (haworths, esteves, hargraves, hoolbroks) never retract or acknowledge their personal mistakes.
We can keep talking for years about John's mistakes and how there were idolatry or wrong doctrines since the inception, but none of this is ever comparable to the system of control and abuse of people that was created, developed and manipulated by Gary & Marylin and his APCO throughout the fellowship.
What needs to be understood, at least for the older generation, is that what was called "counseling" was never a spiritual counseling or covering, but an oppressive, authoritarian system that removed the right to free will from a whole generation who have been taught from the womb to live to "create life for spiritual parents."
This is the most cruel, satanic, and perverse teaching there could be in any kind of "cult". And after all that, those who called themselves Christ in the flesh did not repent, did not let go of power, divide the congregation, and did not confess the truth. They just hide and are waiting for the right moment to return and have their ministries restored.
One thing I will adress to you Gary, Silas and others. There is no restoration without confession. There is no restoration without repair. There is no restoration without the truth being expose. So far we have not seen any of this, and the window of opportunity for this is closed.
What I would like to call and ask everyone who is reading this post and this forum is that we start a movement, either here autonomously or by restoring the Facebook survivors group, but somehow we cannot continue to allow these abusers to ever hurt people again, hurt our parents, the people we love and allow injustices to happen to those who have been brainwashed in this cult.
I know the backlash is huge and we are still suffering and in internal conflict with everything that has happened. But we can never again allow people to use God's name to control, harass, and manipulate people for their own benefit.
So let's tell our stories, talk about what's been going on this past year, the abuse and manipulation that still exists in the fellowship. Expose the truth so that it is impossible for them to remain hidden or trying to return to the power. Let's talk about how our churches are doing now, what has happened, so that we find a final freedom not just for us who see the truth, but for everyone who is still having trouble seeing.
Sorry for my poor english, hoping to see more young ones here. ;)