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What about some Fundy Undies in the fundy gear section?
Now that, is hilarious. I picture a set of old-fashioned wool Army-surplus long drawers. They can be called, “Song of Solomon Lusty Leggings”.
For some reason the contact form never looks like it sends but I’m getting the messages, honest.
In some cases I’m getting them 12 times because some of you have an overactive clicking finger.
Does it send even when it complains that you didn’t read the “I’m a human, I promise” code at the bottom?
It’s because you have an “approve comment” option
whoops, that’s probably targeted at me. it looks like it’s still sending so I kept reloading the page and trying again.
Ok, the contact form is new and improved!
Your site is spiritual healing. I came out of a fundie church almost 4 years ago and sometimes I still find myself up late at night researching “Independent Fundamental Baptist Cults” to ease and undo the crooked teachings I’ve endured for much too long.
Since leaving the cult, I am a much happier person and am truly “enjoying” life! Thank you for helping to heal my wounded soul with much laughter. It feels good to know there are others like myself out there. YOU GUYS understand ME. I am thrilled to learn through posts and responses that you are all doing so well in your lives and that god has not “punished you for leaving his will”.
Your blog is truly a “god”send
I am glad that I read your comments because at firt I thought you might be a believer but then when I saw you use little “g” for God I knew where you were coming from because obviously IFB Churches are not cults they are patterned after the Local New Testament Church seen in the Bible but to know that you would have to read your Bible. Thanks for letting everyone that reads this know whom you serve – “god.”
That was truely pathetic…
I do not at all understand how anything on this site proclaims the glories of Jesus Christ. It seems the entire point is to blast fundamentalists. If that’s your thing, whatever. But how is what you are doing any different than what you claim fundamentalists do? I know the Bible says not to answer a fool in his folly, but I really think this needs to be said.
I’ve found this blog to be so healing! It’s great to be able to finally say out loud some of the things that bothered me that I saw in my 40+ years in the IFB, but that I was told I had to accept because of course these churches and pastors were biblical and holy and correct.
Jesus is truth. Truth must be proclaimed. Also the Bible says, “Be sure your sin will find you out.” Hidden things will be brought into the light. That’s a good thing. There are some churches that have sinned for years and no one has called them on it. This forum gives us a chance to point out the errors we were taught.
Heres a thought, if the church is in error – just leave. That is what I did once and would do again but I wouldn’t be bitter about it. I went to the Pastor told him my perspective, he listened, we disagreed and I left. That church today is still growing and winning souls and sending out missionaries to reach the lost but I had to move on and I didn’t create a website to publish that.
Well then, you are not a coolaid drinker. Many here were and need some healing and encouragement. How ’bout helpjng the healing rather than shooting the wounded?
Then you are not far enuf removed from the trap of fundyism if you can stil refer to their activity as “winning souls” like that’s somehow credited to them.
And there’s the rub, instead of calling out the error publically, it’s all done behind closed doors so the error, the lies the manipulation can continue on just as before.
Yes, I’ve left fundiedom, and yes my name is mud in the local bunker because I dared to stand up address the issues and call for wholesale change. The ones who stayed, at least stayed because they wanted to go back to the status quo of their comfortable religion rather than think for themselves. The entire church was given a choice and the majority chose to return to the IFB, KJV, shallow (but heavy handed) toe-stomping preaching, altar call every service, pre-trib/pre-mil dispy, emotionally manipulative, works sanctification, experiential religion that they were comfortable with.
It hurts to watch people you know and love wallow in the pig-sty cult that is the IFB movement. And it still leaves a sick aftertaste to know that I once was the exact same way because I willingly drank long and deep at the IFB Koolaid bar. I now want to shout it from the roof tops, “Run to Jesus and flee the cult!” I hope that my story and these others will warn many to question whether what they are following is Christ… or the traditions of men.
Idea someone mentioned: If you think your church is in error, just leave. Problem with that: these churches promoting this man-made ideology have a self-promoting mentality that what they think is right, and everyone else is wrong, and those who don’t see it the same way are backslidden. Another problem is that a believer is supposed to be salt and light, and that’s not going to happen when a church body is preoccupied with man-made ideas to the point that they can’t hang around with people who don’t think like they do because their ideology doesn’t function. Biggest problem of all is that any idea must go through the filter of love – for God, for one’s neighbor, and for the Gospel (clearly in Scriptures it’s the greatest of all qualities to develop even above faith and hope) and if an ideology doesn’t go through that filter and come out without any missing pieces, then something in the idea needs to be changed.
The Bible also says “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.” See? I can take verses out of context, too.
Worship of God includes taking care of ourselves, since we are his instruments in the world. Divine intervention comes through people these days. So, if we have been taught wrong, damaged in our spirits, then it is healthy and even HOLY to seek ways to heal. This is what I think SFL is all about: people who have been taught wrong coming together and being able to laugh off their psychological and spiritual abuse, taking in the comfort that comes from community. To say that it does not honor Jesus is to ignore everything that He taught about the importance of people and community, that everything was meant to be cohesive and healthy and right. The fact that it angers some people is unfortunate, and makes me sick at times. Because what’s holy about stirring up your brother or sister and putting anger in their hearts? But, I submit, some people just want to be angry at anything because they won’t admit what they’re really angry about. We’re here for each other, and we’re here for you, Brother in Christ.
I was truly blessed with your postings. Someone like you needs to continue to expose these “wolfs in sheeps” clothing. I watched the two videos and being a woman, I can only imagine the aftermath devastation of these woman upon leaving the counseling session. I was raised in a church like that and many of my friends who went to that church want nothing to do with God today. Well, is it really God, that they want nothing to do with? Or is it a church with the teachings we grew up with? Keep doing what you’re doing … keep exposing … keep posting. I will help you anyway I can … I see this a new and very needed ministry.
Is there any way to create a username so I can follow posts and responses more easily?
Just wanted to make sure you saw this – seems to be new press coverage of the Roloff homes in general. If you’ve already seen, sorry.
Had to post as comment – the wordpress virus and subsequent filtering on my network means I can’t see the captcha
that last post was a friend of mine (sad to say) that was a teacher at grace baptist school when i was a member there. He had at least 2 victims there with rumors of many more trys. He was fired by jon jenkins when jon found out but it was never reported to police. Aaron then moved to washington and proceded to rape the first victims sister when she came out to visit. He was sentenced to 60 months but got out after 3 yrs. Jon and staff members as well as deacons knew of what went on and procedded to cover it up.One of the victims still lives in northern mich and fears the cult like followers that she feels would do something if she came forward. in light of what is happening at penn state i needed to say something. I didnt know where to go with it. I emailed local sheriff as well as state police. But i know you have had a hand in helping other victims and hope you can help these girls. thanks steve evans If you want to call me feel free 716-544-0221
also he was never prosecuted in michgan only washington state
Lol a comments section for the “Contact” section?
I agree 100% – and Jon Jenkins and his board should have exposed this guy for what he was. He should have been put in jail. In both Michigan and Washington St. He should have suffered first to face his victims or their parents.
This video is circulating like wildfire on YouTube and Facebook. The problem is, it’s taken totally out of context. Before judging and condemning this minister, you just might want to listen to the entire sermon on May 19. Here is the link: http://vimeo.com/66510051. He preached what most other preachers wouldn’t touch “with a ten foot pole”!
If you shared and commented negatively on this video, you have a responsibility before God Almighty to make this right. I’ve been through this situation of people taking what you say totally out of context and spreading it like wildfire. Let me tell you, jumping to conclusions and playing God is a dangerous matter. People can die as a result of this. Relationships and families can be shattered forever.
Your excuse that “you didn’t know” won’t wash, either. If you didn’t know, why were you so quick to believe the worst about this chosen man of God? Get on your knees and make it right!
Funny, Peter didn’t condemn the “big boy” who fell out of the window while he preached; He prayed that God would raise him from the dead, and from the dead he did raise! Peter was clearly a “chosen man of God!” You, “Gloria Hardy” must needs get on your knees and make it right.
Hi, Darrell. I love this site and have been reading it for a few months now. I grew up in fundamentalism and can relate to almost all of what you post.
So, here’s my suggestion. Did you ever go to fundy summer camp? If so, I would love to hear your stories. And everyone else’s.
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