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The Christian Church-Distorted and Deformed
  The Christian Church:
Distorted and Deformed

The word “c-h-u-r-c-h” has affected our whole approach to the meaning of the body of Christ.  Search out this article and see why.
Spiritual Abuse Survey

Is your church a safe place? Take the survey and see.
OBEY THEM

An examination of the all-time favorite verses that church leaders love.
   The False Teaching of   
Delegated Authority

Is delegated authority in the church biblical? "NO", and using the scriptures, this article will prove it to you.
Calling A Spade A Spade

Is it right to call names, to name names,
and to expose false teachings?
Should Pastors Be 'Cared For'?

"Binding the consciences of God's people"?
WARNING: Not for the timid.
  Being Deceived

Who is Jesus REALLY warning us about?  Is anyone listening?
The Eldership Cookbook

What happens when you reject the teachings of Scripture and the example of the apostles?
Brainwashing:
How church leaders prevail in their deception

Read how these serial killers of the soul operate each and every week.
The Naked Truth

Exposing one of the single most powerful delusions on the market.
A Word To The Wives

The dynamics of deception in church leadership exposed;
with quotes from a typical message by spiritual abusers.
The False Teaching of Delegated Authority
Should Pastors Be Cared For?
Being Deceived
A Word To The Wives
A Religious Sociopath

Is a religious sociopath present in your church leadership?  Before
you answer too soon, read this brief article first.
Why Do You "Go To Church?"
Let's bare the bones and expose this dreaded orthodox monster.
There's A Sheep
Born Every Second 

It is no accident that God refers to people as sheep - probably not the highest compliment.
  Where Did The Pastor Come From? 

Not from the Bible! Can we be open-minded enough
to ask questions about this subject?
Why Do You Go To Church
Church Membership
Forsake Not The Assembling

Are you expected to attend the stated meetings of the church unless
you are providentially hindered?
Mind Control:
Six Tell-Tale Signs of Abusive Church Leaders

Check for these signs.  Do they appear in your church?
What's Wrong With
Preaching Today?

Where does God exalt the "Office of Preacher?"
"Touch Not The Lord's Anointed" catch cry

Another favorite verse, turned into poison by many pastors/elders.  Includes a personal testimony too.
What Is A Biblical Christian?

Is it what we hear coming from the musty halls of Christendom? 
Really?
Mind Control: Six Tell Tale Signs of Abusive Church Leaders
Where Does God Exalt the Office of Preacher?
Touch Not The Lord's Anointed
What is a Biblical Christian
There's a Sheep Born Every Second
Where Did The Pastor Come From?
Calling A Spade A Spade
Quotes from a famous leader of the flock

Many decades of service, "all for the love of his people."
Quotes From a Famous Leader of the Flock
Shepherd/Sheep Perversion

Many "leaders" twist the symbolic nature of the shepherd-sheep
analogy and apply it almost literally.
Shepherd/Sheep Perversion
Aberrations in an
Abusive Church

What are some of the "policies" that are put into practice in these types of churches?
Aberrations in an Abusive Church
Buzz Words Used In Spiritually Abusive Churches

See the words used by 'church leaders'
as they interact with the membership.
Buzz Words Used In Spiritually Abusive Churches
Tithing: The Great Christian Deception

Let's look at one example of this false teaching, using
some comments from a church leader's series of messages
on "Tithing as an aid to giving."
Tithing: The Great Christian Deception
When Should A Christian Leave A Church?

"Not my church!"  "Never!" An article by John G. Reisinger
When Should A Christian Leave A Church?
The Parable of the Ditchdigger

Christ has given His people work to do, but as time passed, His
people came up with a better idea.
The Parable of the Ditchdigger
A. W. Pink on Tithing

With rebuttal comments by
Russell Earl Kelly.
A. W. Pink on Tithing
Should the Church Teach Tithing?

A great article and book by Dr. Russell Kelly exposing the great Christian deception about tithes and offerings.
“Should the Church Teach Tithing?”
   Seven Deadly Signs 
Of An Unhealthy and
Unstable Christian

Is it in your church?  Is it in your leader?  Is it in YOU?
  LEADERSHIP

Jesus could not have been more clear on the issue of leadership;
but apparently, not clear enough for some people.
  LEADERSHIP
"They told me that if I left..."

A revealing article by Ron Henzel that focuses on leaving
spiritually abusive church systems.
"They told me that if I left..."
Because I'm The Pastor, That's Why!

Chapter 9 of "The Subtle Power
of Spiritual Abuse"

Because I'm The Pastor, That's Why!
The Pastor Chasers

Please read with a teachable spirit.
The Pastor Chasers
Pastoral Theology Lectures

Illustrating the lie and hypocrisy of the Pastoral Office
(with commentary at the end)
A Woman After God's Own Heart

    "...She knows too much..."
A Woman After God's Own Heart
The Christians's Greatest Enemy  

What is the worst enemy the church faces today? 
Read what A.W. Tozer has to say.
The Christians's Greatest Enemy
While Men Slept
While Men Slept..

Are you absolutely sure that what you have been taught is the clear teaching of scripture?
Unslain By Pride

May some of you think long and hard about your continued aggrandizement of carnal men.

Unslain By Pride
  In Everything 

An article that your pastor and all feminists will hate but one
that will be loved by those who are called according to His grace.
In Everything
Qualifications for Elders

Does 1st Timothy 3 and Titus Chapter 1 list qualifications for the office of elder?  Many religious strongmen answer "yes."
How to deal with deceptive preachers
How To Deal With
Deceptive Preachers

How are we to respond to these blasphemous, home-wrecking, pompous, arrogant subverters of Truth? The Scriptural answer is clear.
Qualifications for Elders
Others May...You Cannot

Why do other Christians see things differently than you do?
Others May...You Cannot
  Six Most Quoted Lies
About Tithing

Again, Russell Kelly hits the nail right on the head.
Six Most Quoted Lies About Tithing
And The Two Shall Be One

Few indeed who have repeated their vows and exchanged their rings have even the slightest sense of the
immensity of their actions.
And The Two Shall Be One
Home Wreckers For God

A sad story about the destruction of a family.
No Fellowship? No Problem!

Does your spiritual life and walk with God depend upon the
acceptance of other Christians?
No Fellowship? No Problem!
Protect Your Marriage

Church leaders, as well as your so-called Christian friends will ruin
your marriage faster than the heathens down at the local tavern.
Protect Your Marriage
The Flock of God

"They shall become ONE flock, ONE Shepherd."
The Flock of God
Biblical Leadership
Then and Now

Which one is a Biblical servant:  # 1  or  # 2?  Read the brief article
and answer the question for yourself.
Biblical Leadership Then and Now
Church In The Garden Of Eden

Genesis 3:  The Serpent appears to have had "church."
Church In The Garden Of Eden
The Old or The New

The Church today doesn’t want the New Covenant to replace the Old.
Starting A Church

How to start a church: "waiting on the Lord; signing a covenant; constituting ourselves;" This is very, very, mysterious.
Starting A Church
What Would Satan Do?

What else but gather together his ministers of righteousness
for a time of instruction.
What Would Satan Do?
Authority in "Church Government"

Another "point of view" that we rarely hear about, yet ought to
receive our "Berean" consideration.
Authority in "Church Government"
Dressing Up For Church

"Would you dress that way if you had a meeting with the President?"
Dressing Up For Church
The Edifice Complex

Why a Christian should never do church in a church building.
The Edifice Complex
His Ashes Cry Out Against John Calvin

The truth about John Calvin.
His Ashes Cry Out Against John Calvin
Censorship

Are you guilty of censoring God's Holy Word? Some people are!
Censorship
Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms

Are the Scriptures really your authority or the traditions of men?
Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms
Why Legalism Reigns in Spiritually Abusive Systems

Some thoughts concerning legalism; "legalistic Christians"; legalistic organizations.
Why Legalism Reigns in Spiritually Abusive Systems
"Rule By Elder" Exposed

Excerpts from two other articles: Is the translators choice of "Rule"
or "rule over them" correct?
"Rule By Elder" Exposed
The 'Pastorization' of Christians

Among the world of Christians, there is a "Christian Dumbing Down."
The 'Pastorization' of Christians
Whose Slave Are You?

Virtually no one in the church knows how to stand on their own feet spiritually.
Whose Slave Are You?
Christianity vs. Churchianity

Written in 1883, a short article by A.A.Phelps
Christianity vs. Churchianity
A Woman's Prefabbed Life

Are you living a prefab life in a prefab world?
A Woman's Prefabbed Life
A Wise Woman Builds Her House

Are you a wise woman?
A Wise Woman Builds Her House
Breaking Free

There really is life after spiritual abuse.
  Paul/Peter Controversy  

Did Paul confront the apostle Peter in Galatians 2? 
This author says no.
Paul/Peter Controversy
Do Elders Rule?
Hebrews 13: 7 & 17

"Sometimes its harder to 'unlearn'
than it is to learn".
Do Elders Rule? Hebrews 13: 7 & 17
The Wizard of Oz

Many pastors today are just like
the Wizard of Oz.
The Wizard of Oz
"We Must Obey God Rather Than Men"

An all time favorite verse for many churches.  Read it and weep.
"We Must Obey God Rather Than Men"
Is Your Family Next?

An example of a follower who,
"Obeys them that have the rule over her."
Is Your Family Next?
The Pulpit

  A short article on its origins
and its purpose.
The Pulpit
Elder Rule - From Wolf
to Wolf Pack

The evils of a runaway "elder system."
There's  No  Place  Like  Home

How the Institutional Church
destroys families.
There's  No  Place  Like  Home
Brood of Vipers/
Ravenous Wolves

Excerpts from, "The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse"
by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen.
Brood of Vipers/Ravenous Wolves
Where Are The Churches?

What would it be like if there was no church to worship in?
Where Are The Churches?
TRUE WORSHIP

"Where should we worship?," "What church should we attend?,"
"What ministry should we submit to?"
TRUE WORSHIP
Confessions of a Pastoral Bully

"..My proper name and title, by unanimous consent, is.."
Confessions of a Pastoral Bully
Is Attending Church A Spectator Event For You?
Leaders in the place of GOD

Popish demeanor reveals
pride in the heart.
Leaders in the place of GOD
Church Leaders Versus God

Do you have the right to study the Bible for yourself?; Do you
really have the freedom to come to your own conclusions?
Church Leaders Versus God
The Clergy: From God or Man?

God’s thoughts as to Divine order within the Church.
The Clergy: From God or Man?
When Clergy Prey

The vicious preying continues
ad nauseam.
When Clergy Prey
There Is One Body

There is only ONE!  Not two; not many, but one (Ephesians. 4:4).
There Is One Body
Profile of a Pharisee

Who could this be?
Profile of a Pharisee
The Code of Silence in the Assembly

The code that needs to be inculcated early on in every church member's mind.
The Code of Silence in the Assembly
Evangelical Snobbery

Words from A.W. Tozer.
Evangelical Snobbery
Pastoral Search Report

See which is the right candidate
for your church.
Pastoral Search Report
Boxed Church

..A routine of pretty much the same food, the same taste..
Boxed Church
Church Corruption Video

Jon Zens video on YouTube concerning church corruption.
Church Corruption Video
Why Are We Here?

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Why Are We Here?
Testimonies
Testimonies

Read a sampling of cases where
"authority gone wild" in the church has been manifested. 
Spread The Word

Some Things That You Can Do
To Make A Difference
Spread The Word
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FAQ's
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ABOUT US

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The Old or The New
Are You In A Cult?

Why and how do professing Christians allow themselves to be put under bondage at their local institutional churches? 
Are You In A Cult?
Pastoral Theology Lectures
Eldership Cookboook
Obey Them
How Abusive Ministries
Defend Themselves

Abusive church leaders and their shameful and godless tactics in bringing down church members.
Rules For Watchfulness
Jeopardy Answer