Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: July 04, 2020 10:23AM
Thankful for being freed from the oppressive environment we were once immersed in...wresting our lives away from the control of false shepherds:
Posted by: pressingonbyHisgrace
Date: January 03, 2019 01:48PM
I'm certain I repressed that memory (until now) due to the sheer basis of its cruelty and ludicrousness, but it is what caused me to finally leave. I remember M kept telling us to 'get rid of our self-condemnation' and, not surprisingly it was the first thing that left when I left!
That witch would come to Anaheim and beat the sheep, when she wasn't blatantly flirting from the podium with Gary and others.
And at South Gate at a long service where we were all expected to stand the entire length of a real 'rager', (remember those drawn-out all-niters)? I was 6 months pregnant at the time, so from time to time I would lean on a seat armrest, until Gary looked over at me and shot a scornful glance with an "I've lost patience with you" sigh over at me. Some sick, sick puppies there, including those of us who swallowed this stuff, under the guise of 'submission'.
I'm glad I left when I did, I'm thankful to have found this site, but moreover so thankful for a loving Savior who never rejected me and caused me to live once again.
Posted by: NavyVet79
Date: November 13, 2018 10:32AM
Ah yes. Control, more control & then condemnation. What wonderful memories of the Walk! For reasons I now understand much more clearly, thanks to the bravado of you who are posting and the creation of this forum, I can see why it was always more like dogs contending for meat scraps than an actual Godly endeavour. Except, that is, for the true sheep. We all were beaten up in counseling, from the pilpit, collectively on tapes & individually in horrible ways. Then, to hear of this stuff! I, as a Former Navy submariner, have to apologize to each & every victim of this s*** ! First off, for not putting the freedoms of our country ahead of the cult dictates & secondly, for not having enough perception to see it, and lastly, for not, sticking around to confront my shepherd who surrounded himself with yapping-dog yes men. I will so pray about your stories and for your healings. As for names, unless asked, I will give it to the Father in my corner of this forum. You all do what you have to for healing and closure. Bless each & everyone of us. I don't believe in platitudes, so when I say things like this, I truly mean it. Love you all & bless you all.
Posted by: GSchaeff
Date: May 05, 2018 12:37PM
I can only speak for my own posts. I do make an honest effort to direct my condemnation to the very top, which isn't always easy. I see JRS and G&M as the root of the problem, responsible for all of the "bad eggs" and "sheep beaters" they have tried so hard to distance themselves from. They wrote the rules in this made up universe of theirs where Shiloh is the center and they're the godhead. They created the environment where this type of abuse could proliferate. To pretend otherwise is fraudulent on their part.
Posted by: Cloudwatcher
Date: July 05, 2016 11:00AM
With the congregations being over 50 for the most part, or perhaps 60, it pains me to think that they will live the rest of their lives in that crucible, enduring all manner of pain, mind control, always striving for something that does not exist in reality.
I am very sad that so many will die never seeing the "promises" fulfilled but will... G has it all set up so that it will be a noble thing to "die in the way". He can't lose with his formula.
He is heartless and cruel to be taking them all around and around the mountain. How many of the words since M's death are nearly identical--always the same themes. Say something sexy then pummel them all with condemnation.
I have incurred a great loss myself. But I do look forward to the life outside LW. I no longer look over my shoulder in fear. I wish all of my brothers and sisters could walk away with the the rest of their lives free for the taking. To actually make a life out of the time they have left. That is what I must do.