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17 years ago
sonflower
Is anyone familiar with these two apostolic ministry networks? I'll post the names and websites below. I am asking because the former church/cult group I just left a few months ago one of the apostles in this apostolic networks visited the church several times before I left and his messages seemed way off to me every time. Also, he has is now showing strong support to my former pastor, even
Forum: "Cults," Sects, and "New Religious Movements"
17 years ago
sonflower
I just left the church-turned-cult that I was in. It was a church that was part of Maranatha Ministries for several years until Maranatha Ministries disbanned. Then the church changed its name. The pastor (who is still there even now) kept most of the Maranatha doctrines and he was also very authoritarian, condemning, even verbally abusive. Maranatha, and subsequently my pastor, overemphasized o
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
17 years ago
sonflower
I think family background and upbringing can have alot to do with someone's getting involved in a cult situation. If the parents do not create a secure, loving atmosphere with open communication, the child is probably going to feel insecure, unloved, and used to a "no talk" rule. So when the child is older and unknowingly comes upon a cult situation, where the recruiters or group s
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
17 years ago
sonflower
I posted this on a different board, but wanted to try posting it on its own thread here under "Destructive Churches" too. I attended for over 12 years a former Maranatha Church that renamed itself after Maranatha Ministries disbanned in 1989. Almost 3 months ago, I left in a haze of hurt and disillusionment. I experienced alot of the same abusive issues as many of you who have come o
Forum: Destructive Churches
17 years ago
sonflower
After attending for over 12 years a former Maranatha Church that renamed itself after Maranatha disbanned, I recently left in a haze of hurt and disillusionment. I experienced alot of the same abusive issues as many of you who have come out of former Maranatha churches/ ministries. The pastor became increasingly power-hungry and authoritative, repeatedly demanding "covenant" loyalty and
Forum: Former Cult Members and Affected Families
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