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I remember when an older girl who had graduated from our school came back from college and her hair was died.We all stood around in a circle gossiping about how she had backsliden and how she was being influenced by the world since she obviously didn’t go to an Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination affiliated college.For example, leaders in the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination would frequently communicate the need for us to consult with them (or your discipler) before making decisions especially major decisions.Leadership brings guilt on members for going on vacation especially of that person hasn’t paid the correct amount of tithe.Any form of questioning is considered an act of rebellion and the person is chastised for question the authority of the leaders.This “guilt trip” suppresses the person normal God given intuition that something doesn’t quite feel right about the church.The joy of a relationship with God is replaces with a fear of God the “Cosmic Killjoy”.Churches that abuse often focus on the penalty for sin.
People who have left the Independent Fundamental Baptist Denomination are shunned and considered “off limits”.
The trouble with spiritual abuse is that the perpetrator often has been deceived him/herself into thinking that they are helping when in actuality they are doing more harm than good.
Spritual Abuse has turned Christianity into ‘Churchianity’ where the church and it’s particular traditions have become more important than or at least equal to, the Word.
They communicate the Lord as a cosmic dictator or harsh taskmaster, eagerly waiting for you to make a mistake so that he can “chasten” you.
A friend once told me that God was her “cosmic kill-joy”.
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Victims are often depressed about their inability to live up to those rules and standards, worried that they aren’t pleasing the Lord, and frustrated that they keep sinning.