Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: November 10, 2018 10:34AM
> King David? Really? Omg, vomiting, brb. So much
> for Rick being gone...looks like he will be
> controllng everthing and everyone of his loyal
> followers from his “cave”.
> Onion, and others, what are your thoughts about
> what is actually going to happen vs what Gary’s
> letter and others are saying? Is this all a big
> show and once again nothing will actually change?
> Just be re-vamped into other independent churches
> all still affiliated by choice and now Gary gets
> paid to visit and bring the word?
> I cannot help but wonder if what is being said by
> Gary and others is all PR fluff.
Anyone who has studied psychology would suggest that religions, even when it is apparent that they are completely wrong, become even more zealous. There was another cult, discussed in my college textbook that believed a flying saucer was going to arrive on a particular day. So, they sold their possessions, and waited. The saucer never arrived. Rather than admit they might be on the wrong track, they became even more zealous and even more aggressively sought converts. So reason and failure simply does not matter. People who have given their lives to something have a terribly difficult time dealing with the cognitive dissonance inherit of the discovery that they may have been wasting their time.
You may also recall that Jimmy Swaggart, a few decades ago, was caught literally with his pants down with a prostitute, that after preaching from the pulpit how awful sexual deviancy was. He resigned shortly thereafter. Jim Baker went to prison for fraud, and Tammy Baker if you recall had the famous makeup tear stains when she and Jim got caught. SNL had a field day for a while. Dana Carvey made a career out of "Church Lady" emulating that kind of thing. Both Swaggart and Baker are back at it.
So, if history is any indicator, the LWF won't exactly fall apart, it will change form, with some even more fanatical in their devotion.