House Church Talk - spiritual abuse

Claire Bennett clairebnntt at
Sun Aug 8 13:27:38 EDT 2004

I believe it is our obligation to protect the sheep from the hirelings and false shepherds.  I view this in much the same manner as my obligation to protect my children from harm in any way possible.  

I have my own discussion board and have helped on several.  Please listen to the voice of experience here:  Many Christian forums allow wolves and false shepherds a forum in an attempt to be fair and relational.  Many sincere people do not realize that in doing so, they are casting pearls before swine.  Cult leaders and brainwashed members have no desire for honest communication.  They desire to recruit, retain and harass, threaten, impugn motives, and attack any who would expose their teeth.  If they have the financial means to do so, they use the legal system to silence their critics.  One major tactic is accusing those who shine the light on them of slander, bitterness, etc.  Another is to misuse scripture and claim any discussion of their practices and teachings should be private.  If a person teaches publically, prophecies publically and rules an organization that affects people, then they are subject to public scrutiny.  

I do believe this is one of the signs of the times.  The wolves have multiplied, both in number, and in subtlty.  Yeshua told us we would be sent out as sheep among wolves, and wolves in sheeps clothing would be among us.  This contrasts with the humanistic idea that all problems can be solved by loving communication, that if we treat a wolf with love, honesty, integrity, openness, humility - we can expect the same.

How do you know a wolf in sheep's clothing?  Look for teethmarks.  I know there are many here that are still healing in flesh and spirit from the wolves that have torn them body and spirit.  Let's rescue the abused, deceived sheep, and protect as many as we can from being seduced away from the true shepherd.

I am not going to engage in a debate with this person.  

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