I have been so conflicted about writing what you are about to read. I finally went to my daughter to ask permission to write about her traumatic experience in the church. Yesterday, she gave me permission to tell her story.
Seeker Friendly Church
Back in the early 90’s, we had heard of a church in our area which had a large and very active youth program. We have 3 kids, and they had even heard about this church and wanted to attend – and so we did.
Our daughter was 12 years old when we first went to the church. I am not naming the church in this article. They were made aware of what happened about 3 years ago (when we found out from our daughter).<!–more–>
opinion: We have had our fair share of churches because of how we teach on the bible. We were called “doom and gloom”. This is where LHWM online came from.
“We are a ministry that teaches God’s word through living scripture from the Holy Bible that leads and points to Jesus, not us. People are dying, hurting, struggling, not knowing, lost, abused and much more in this fallen world we live in. Time is running thin and more people are facing life changing events each day. If you are looking to be set right with God, restored and reinstated then Holy Scripture will do this (Galatians 6:1). We provide that necessary teaching.<!–more–>”
We do not sugar coat the Word of God and we are what Ezekiel says”
Ezekiel 33:6 “But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, so that the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any one of them, that person is taken away in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.” (Amplified Bible)
Cannot express how important it is to make sure the church your attending serves God and fears God not man. One of the churches we attended made a statement on “God will bow before us“. This was very disturbing when I heard those words and it disturbed me on the inside. Again be aware of where your attending church because God will hold us accountable. You can read more about this here Are You Attending A False or True Church and Shallow Teaching in the Church