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BTW, I'm liking some of the recent usernames (Ditch Digging Yasper, Lamp Shmamp). I suspect it is just a matter of time before Jesus Camp and Camp Lamp weigh in.
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paleface Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Time to celebrate ! 100 pages of free thought and > expression, for and against The Living Word. > Radio Free Shiloh ! Yes
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6 years ago
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I'm still dumbfounded by the amount of anger and judgement that was ministered from the pulpit throughout my years in TLWF, and the accompanying insistence from the ministry that the congregant have a "right spirit" while being beaten. I always felt the proper order should have been: 1. the ministry stops abusing (disguised as discipline/teaching) the congregant 2. the congreg
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6 years ago
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Every mentor I had in TLWF that I had a connection to, and a respect for, had the misfortune of possessing an empathetic streak. This quality inevitably isolated them from G & M.
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larry bobo Wrote: > Things are not just black > and white. There were also many good things that > many of us spent 20 or 30 years of our lives > supporting. But, there were also a lot of damaged > lives that were swept under the rug when they no > longer served the leader’s purposes. Very true.
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lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Heck, I voted for Robert Kennedy and when I left > the CLW I didn't get a letter that the earth would > swallow me up. I GOT NOTHING! Yeah, I understand. When I left, I even put in a request for a letter of condemnation, and was ignored...just another nail to my cross.
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6 years ago
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Ha--no Invisible, I was yelling at everyone else in capital letters. No worries.
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6 years ago
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It's near impossible for me to separate the act of screaming vs. the content of what the person happens to be screaming about. The connection, I suspect, will remain in my consciousness through this life. Participating in literally thousands of church services where it was a rarity that someone or something was not being judged, almost all the hysteria based on illusory thinking...has crea
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6 years ago
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He may have gotten lucky. So many other 'nephilim' that were judged survived and outlived him.
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lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Paleface thanks for providing the Vain Glory video > link. My main criticism of the video is Tony's > comment that JRS directed ministers to have sex > with members of the congregation. I doubt it and > I don't know of any evidence to support it. Marriages would be arranged, and later (u
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6 years ago
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Yes...and I may make the occasional visit to the "I will kill you unless you support your alcoholic shepherd" channel. Just for old time's sake.
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6 years ago
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The Violent Intercession Channel on YouTube would have thousands upon thousands of subscribers, guaranteed.
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paleface Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I was in that church????? Now I'm even MORE > embarrassed by my naivety. There was so much emphasis in the sermons about the enmity of the 'carnal' mind, with repeated warnings about not resorting to reasoning to find truth (scriptural references to the evil Pharisees questioning of Christ), t
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Yes, thanks Lily Rose...in process of reading it now. Nichols: "the Kingdom Age has its own revelation, recorded in the words of its prophet, John Robert Stevens. His word is the living word and is taped and transcribed whenever he speaks. His word reveals the hidden secrets in both the Old and New Testaments and without his revelation one cannot really understand the Scripture at all.
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6 years ago
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Bob was estranged from the 'apostolic fathering ministries' prior to his passing--something he did not keep secret. I think it's highly doubtful he would want a 'love offering' taken in his memory go to the apostolic travel fund rather than to his family. But I suppose if I had been there I likely would have nodded in hypnotic agreement with most everyone else, thinking.
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6 years ago
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I tend to place more emphasis on a person's character than what his/her talents or gifts happen to be. One of my earliest experiences in the walk, after dropping out from college...and living day to day trying to survive financially...was my employment with a congregant who owned/operated a paint business. We painted the exterior of a house John in the vicinity of Redlands. After completin
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corboy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > * He knew a trade other than ministry. He wrote, > "Knowing I can always make > a living selling linoleum has saved me from a > multitude of sins." > > He knew he could earn a living in an occupation > that was based on physical work--and physical > results. He was not addicted to
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I read a biography of Lyndon Johnson recently (The Path to Power). According to the author (Robert Caro), no one was more effective in persuading someone on one-to-one basis & getting them on board with an agenda he had in mind, than Lyndon. The whole process started with Lyndon deciding to believe something, motivated by self-interest. Whether it was true or not, was irrelevant. Eventually
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If I ever start another band, I will give serious consideration to naming it 'Andre The Nephilim Hair Dresser.' Just has a certain ring to it. Thanks! lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Andre was the name of the San Fernando Valley > nephilim hair dresser that John exposed. Goes to > show that you can't trust the French
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The cult run by John, before the violent intercession to destroy the nephilim spirit channeled through his wife, was more tolerable to me than what followed...especially the tyranny of Gary and Marilyn's reign. Ahhh...the old days!
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6 years ago
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If you really think your spouse is the devil, is it scriptural to pray for his/her death...enlisting others into the cause? I haven't been involved in any other church movement, but I suspect this practice is unusual.
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I saw Donna following that service. She was obviously distraught, but at the time I was not able to process how devastating this had to be to her. I had been trained in the no-sympathy mode for so long that I wasn't able, or perhaps willing, to make an empathetic connection. She was a good gal. Of course, I ended up being on the receiving end of similar treatment, so now I understand.
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lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > > I think during my time in the Walk I learned to > emotionally shut down which stunted my emotional > intelligence later on in life. I recognized this > emotional shutting down in Invisible's post from a > few years ago about what Donna Hargrave must have > been going through during the
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lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > But, if John were here to speak for > himself could we even ask him the tough questions? > I'm not so sure we could because it would have > been viewed as having a critical spirit. Yes--there was/is definitely a double standard. To question certain ministries was considered blasphemous, grounds f
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paleface Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I believe John had a true gift from > God, but like many, the power proved too strong of > a drug for him to resist. Personally, I have no > interest in John's teaching anymore. It has done > enough damage to me personally. The visitation of Christ that John had allegedly had very early in his
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Some interesting tidbits on the Wikipedia page of William Branham, a contemporary of John: --Church ministers working with William Branham in his meetings, testified that he was able to reveal the thoughts, experiences, and needs of individuals who came to the platform for prayer. --William Branham preached thousands of sermons, of which almost 1,200 have been recorded and transcribed. He bel
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BTW, the Wikipedia entry for John contains a description of the Walk from an ex-member as being "violent, secretive and demanding." The violence, from my experience, was confined mostly to prayers (death to this, death to that etc.). Secretive and demanding, however, is dead-on.
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6 years ago
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As one who was passionately involved in the 70's intercession to 'loose the apostle, and bind the nephilim,' it's become clear, way after the fact, that John was a religious idol we created with his help. The fact that I'm even considering the possibility that he was deceptive about where he received his "revelation," or if his college degree was valid, demonst
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lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > changedagain Wrote: > > Conversations with Clint > __________________________________________________ > _ > > Clint Eastwood? Really? Yes. I came across this book in our local library.
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6 years ago
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Came across this today: "Unfortunately that's one of the problems with religion, the fear aspect. My parents would send me to various churches. They wanted me to get a religious education. But I had a hard time picturing God as being quite as sadistic as being made out by some of these groups, as somebody who couldn't wait to punish you and couldn't wait to make you grovel f
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