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Here are some of the best books on the market today for anyone who has been, or is presently involved in an abusive church environment. 

For the individual who has broken free; for the person who is still trapped in the "system" and cannot escape; and for the actual abusers themselves who are caught up in their "authority gone wild," these  books will stir your soul.  They are excellent.

You will not be disappointed.

Check them out at your local Christian book store, or they are available right now on 

( has probably the best price available anyway.  For your convenience, I placed the link for the books to go straight to amazon.  Just highlight your mouse over the book cover and "click.")
"THE SUBTLE POWER OF SPIRITUAL ABUSE" by David Johnson & Jeff VanVonderen

This book shows how people get hooked into abusive systems; the impact of controlling leadership on a congregation; and how the abused believer can find rest and recovery.

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"WISDOM HUNTER" by Randall Arthur

A bestselling novel presenting the hypocrisy of Christian legalism and a man's search for the only surviving member of his family.

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No stone is left uncovered. A thorough historical survey of the first 300 years of church history and verse by verse studies of key chapters adds compelling evidence as to why tithing is a false teaching for today.  This book will help loosen the bonds of financial voo-doo that the many churches preach today.  It’s a book that your pastor will hate, but that you will love.

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Also, a great book exposing the evils of tithing in the church today
"SHOULD THE CHURCH TEACH TITHING" A Theologian's Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine by Russell Earl Kelly, Ph.D.
"Legalism is a perversion of true Christianity, and one that needs to be examined by every believer," explains the author.  "Legalism hurts families.  Always.  Eventually."

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What happens when you reject the teachings of Scripture and the example of the apostles?
A recipe for tyranny.
Obey them that have the rule over you
"Obey them that have the rule over you and submit."  What does this REALLY mean?
Forsake not the assembling
"Stated Meetings?" Where is this found in the Bible? 
Should Pastors Be Cared For?
Some recommended materials that you can read immediately:
Should church leaders "bind the consciences" of God's people to care for their pastors?  What saith the Scriptures?
Read why "c-h-u-r-c-h" has evolved into something else!
The Naked Truth
Why do you go to church?
The local institutional church has become a cesspool of human iniquity; a quandary of religious bondage to the whims of men.  Heed the warnings HERE.
"..I go because of love for God, for His Church, and for hearing His Word preached..” 
Many will parrot the same polished answer, all nodding their heads in unison, not having the slightest clue as to what they are saying, neither the mind to question its genuineness.
Brainwashing: How church leaders
prevail in their deception

Read how these serial killers of the soul operate
each and every week.
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Being Deceived
Who are the "MANY" who prophesy, cast out demons, and do many wonderful works in Jesus' name?  Who is Jesus REALLY warning us about?  Is anyone listening?
Brainwashing:How church leaders prevail in their deception
The Christian Church: Distorted and Deformed
A Word to the Wives
When loyalty to, or dependence upon, any church or any "church leader" ever comes close to being equal to your loyalty and love to your husband, then you are so sick spiritually that you can't think straight.
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The False Teaching of Delegated Authority
Jesus, the King, “delegating His authority” to so-called church rulers, HAS NO BASIS IN SCRIPTURE WHATSOEVER, and this publication will prove it to you.
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Eldership Cookbook
Is "skipping church a bad idea and spiritually dangerous?" 
This article examines and exposes this unbiblical hot air and
blows it out of the water.
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As The Church Burns
Then, “the pastor” (Pastor John) died and stood before God.  And then, God said......
The Pearly Gates
A Meeting of the "Church"?

Jesus never held regularly
scheduled meetings.
So when a local institutional church meets together, what does that
mean specifically?
A Meeting of the Church?


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The devil’s favorite place to trap people and bring them into bondage is not your local tavern or house of prostitution, nor is it with religions like Hinduism and Islam. No.  The devil’s favorite place to render powerless God’s people is inside a local institutional church that advertises itself as a “God glorifying” and “Christ-centered” church.
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The existence of trouble in your life indicates a lack of faith and some
undealt with sin.


1) A scornful comment deliberately made about anyone who will not agree and follow the churches outline of instruction; 2) Often used when speaking of those who have left the church, describing them and their “uncertain fate;” 3) A term said in a manner and tone that conveys fear to anyone who even thinks of switching to another church.

“Beware of the apostates; those that went out from us but were not of us.”
If anyone ever tells you that they have a "New Testament church," ask them a simple question: "Who's the pastor?"  If you get a title and a name in response, you may respond with sublime confidence: "Oh no, you don't have a New Testament church!"

In the New Testament and in the early church up till about 150 A.D., THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS "THE PASTOR." There is nothing in mainstream Christendom that offends the unscriptural, worldly church order so much as attacks upon the holy, sacred, and venerable institution known as "The Pastor."

But it needs to be hammered home despite the difficultly that many will have with it.  So, here it is again:  In the New Testament and in the early church up till about 150 A.D., THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS "THE PASTOR!"
Genuine Christians need to be on guard and to stand firm because the fiercest opposition they will often encounter will come from the very men who tell you that they are "God's leaders."

With only the rarest of exceptions, none of these arrogant “church leaders” who teach that they have “divine authority bestowed upon them” can ever be objective when confronted with the Truth because the Truth exposes their role as the unbiblical authority figures in an unbiblical church institution that the people look up to, and in many cases, who pay their salary, fringe benefits, and other perks.

Many of these hirelings literally earn their living as those who think that they have been "called by God to exercise rule and control over His people."

It is very easy for them to be self-deceived, and in many other cases, totally corrupt and bereft of a conscience, actually believing that they are “God’s men,” as they go about parlaying their perceived pastoral authority!

Such is the astonishing power of deception – both, to the deceiver and the deceived! Yet, Jesus' teachings on how His assembly is to be structured stand true.  They are formed, not from the example of  “eldership rule, control, power, greatness, positions, and titles,” but from the example of a household servant.

The example of Jesus is the most powerful argument against the idea of an official ruling clergy.  Did He model one thing, only to build another?  Did He come serving, only to elevate His people’s status later down the road?

If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.   John 13:12-17

SEE:  "The Eldership Cookbook"

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by your sins.

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