I have on my website the book called "Churches that Abuse" written a long time ago.
If you think churches that abuse have long ago died off, then you need to go to ABC website and watch
what I am watching right now as I type in-between segments (when the ads are on) .
It is the ABC 20/20 of Friday April 8th.
This program is about IFB (Independent Fundamental Baptist) - all over the USA country. Now not every single one of these churches is guilty as the program shows BUT THE MAJORITY ARE!!!!
These horrible things being preached and done MAKES ME SO ANGRY, SO ANGRY!!
These churches are CULTS - POWER CONTROL - CLAIM THEY ARE GOD'S ONLY TRUE CHURCHES - PRACTICE COVER-UPS - NEVER QUESTION THE MINISTER - EVERYBODY ELSE OUTSIDE OF THEM ARE GOING TO HELL - FEAR - NEVER QUESTION THE MINISTER.
LISTEN YOU WHO WERE ONCE PART OF THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD UNDER HERBERT W. ARMSTRONG - MUCH OF WHAT GOES ON IN THESE IFB CHURCHES ARE WHAT WENT ON IN THE WCG UNDER HWA - MIND CONTROL - BRAIN-WASHING - ABUSE AND ABUSE - FEAR TACTICS - VANITY - WE ARE FULLY RIGHT EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG - YOU ARE GUILTY THE MINISTRY IS NOT - YOU JUMP WHEN WE SAY JUMP - AND ON AND ON IT GOES!!!!
YES, YOU WHO WERE PART OF THE WCG UNDER HWA - YOU WERE IN A ***CULT***
AND IF YOU HAVE NOT COME TO SEE THAT, AND YOU STILL ATTEND "CHURCH" THEN AT THIS COMING PASSOVER SEASON YOU NEED TO DO SOME DEEP DEEP SOUL SEARCHING.
IF YOU HAVE COME TO SEE IT AND YOU ARE FREED FROM IT, HAVE ADMITTED THE TRUTH, THEN THE TRUTH HAS SET YOU FREE, AND YOU GIVE PRAISE AND GLORY TO GOD FOR SETTING YOU FREE!!
Now I want to explain one verse that was brought up in this ABC 20/20 program tonight - it is Proverbs 20:30.
In the KJV it reads: "The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do strips the inward parts of the belly."
This verse was and is used by IFB church ministers (not every one of them but far too many - even one is one too many) to preach you beat/spank your children till they have bruises, and welt makings on their bottom or wherever else such ministers say it's okay to put bruises or welt on them.
Now I'll give you this verse from the Jewish Tanakh version of the Old Testament:
"Bruises and wounds are repayment (meaning of Heb. uncertain) for evil, striking at one's inmost parts."
This is a much better translation and hence understanding of the Hebrew of this verse.
This verse has NOTHING TO DO WITH SPANKING YOUR CHILD TILL THEY HAVE BLUE BRUISES AND WELTS ON THEM!!!!
THIS VERSE IS GIVING YOU A GENERAL STATEMENT (I have a full in-depth study on the Bible's use of "general statements" on my website) THAT MANY WHO DO EVIL END UP IN PHYSICAL TROUBLES - FIGHTS - BEATINGS - GANG WARFARE - THEIR EVIL PRODUCES OR REWARDS THEM WITH PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, WHICH MAY WITH SOME GET TO THEIR INNER-MOST PARTS - THEIR MIND AND FINALLY DRIVE SOME SENSE INTO THEM TO GET AWAY AND LEAVE OFF DOING SUCH EVIL. AS WE KNOW WITH SOME THE PHYSICAL STRIKES THEM SO HARD THEY GET KILLED FROM THEIR EVIL - THE INNER MOST PARTS STOP FUNCTIONING - THEY ARE DEAD!!
THE VERSES THAT HAVE BEEN MISUSED BY CHURCH CULTS ARE MANY - THEY HAVE SOME TRUTH - ALL SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" CHURCHES HAVE "SOME" TRUTH, BUT THE CULTS CLAIM THEY ARE THE ONE GROUP ABOVE ALL OTHER GROUPS AND THEIR MINISTRY IS NOT TO BE QUESTIONED.
YOU NEED TO GO TO ABC 20/20 AND WATCH THIS 20/20 PROGRAM OF APRIL 8TH 2011.
GET TO SEE THE SAD REALITY OF CHURCHES THAT ABUSE - CHURCHES THAT ARE CULTS!!!