Death and life are in the power of the tongue! Prov. 18:21(image courtesy of adsneeze.com)
NOTE: Domestic abuse articles written by me are usually written from the female perspective since I am a woman and my audience is largely women. However, abuse is not gender specific. Most of what I write can be understood to apply to either gender.
If you haven’t looked at it already, I you might want to consider making a link on your website to http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk It has some excellent things about religion and domestic violence, and scriptural verses, etc.
I too, have extensive background in Christian churches, though not as much ‘inside’ as yours. I have been in a lot of different denominations, and now choose not to become involved in any congregation of any kind. But I am intensely spiritual, though I feel that my theology has expanded somewhat to a broader understanding of the difference between cultural and ethnic religious traditions and what and who God really is, and who we are and how we are connected to God. Anyway, that isn’t really important at the moment.
I’ll write more about this if you are interested, in a future email or reply. I really like reading your blog…
How do you find time to put all this together?
LOL! I try to work on it everyday, though sometimes it’s not possible with school and other writing I do. I also let google do a lot of the hunting for me with google alerts. Sometimes I’ll get on a roll and pump out a bunch in a day. Other days I can’t post at all. I hope it will add up to a significant whole ultimately.
If I say this I will get attacked spiritually. I have been watching for over ten years. The minister yells, but it is not good yelling> He says he is spirit lead but when I go to other places where there is leading of the Jesus kind it is not like this. These will say what i am doing which is done in away not many know. I have no money but I go to places and help. Those who are spirit lead who don’t even know me speak about this. This minister gets mad cause he thinks I don’t do anything. The Lord leads me to many needs and I could be busy till two O’clock in the morning. I am find cause Jesus is my strength. There are many crying women and children who have been harmed. I hear about it. I know it is a time with this sort of ministry that I will get falsley accused because of the spirit I am dealing with. The trust factor can be easily taken away by one word. So I have learned everything I do is unto the Lord. I believe I came across this because of prayers of cerian saints in this one church. The minister tears you down, walk one place and say oh your not in the spirit and go to the other, he will call you winnies, he will call you nothing in his word, my heart goes to him for he is so not knowing, I mean he must not for the words and his life is based on what you do. He says He hears the spirit but he listens to lies about people. They will create a way to look good and blame the others. He goes with it. He say we are to obey God but yet he doesn’t, i mean it is different. I have been in many ministries they make mistakes but when he does he over corrects it by a word since he is a prophet. My children are getting beaten and are dieing is what the Lord says and it is so heavy I don’t know what to do. They are falling and crying out. They say love covers a multitude of sin and loyalty is high. I see is it gives permissioin for individuals and the minister to put down, to lie, to decieve, to tear down, to demean, to hurt and tear down other. It goes in circles. Then he gives these words that are about him and his healing and everyone is all about him. And the words are contridictory. He says he knows by the spirit. But yet the only time his heart is soft is when he gets to know you other than that he is angry. Then he boldly stated to us and no one flinced that he snaps when you cross him and goes on saying how he was surprised when it happened to his brother. He hurt and was surprised how he did. Then how he took a hammer to his brothers house when his brother said something to his mom. This calvary christian center in pullman, washington and it is small but starting to grow I am concerned for my area which has been free of such ministers that harm using the word of God. He put his hand in a fist towards his wife and said if she ever looks at another man then shook his fist at her to make a point to the congregation how wrong it is. Then he hit one of his deacons on the side while he walks through the isles. And says well some on my deacons need to be waken up. My friend is a lover of Jesus is now a lover of the pastor and what he says goes. My friend says I see things different when I get things out of the sermon. i ask my friend have you seen this or heard that and my friend would say no. That i see differently like I am in something wrong or not in faith. My friend use to teach just the word and exhort Jesus now teaches and use the ministers name. My friend says now you have to obey authority when he saw some things wrong for the Lord will protect you cause you obey the word unto God it says to obey authority. Please help and pray. Our area hasn’t had a minister like this and something is not right. He is getting overconfident that now he wants to video tape prayer meetings, deliverences, healings when he has no more healings than the rest of the churches.