I went to Bible study this morning, and afterwards whilst talking about false teachings etc and how mega Church’s are full of non Christians all being led to death, I told him about the spiritual abuse I suffered at the previous Church.
I told him some of the abusive actions this pastor had done, the inappropriate touching, visiting me alone at home, how he has lied about things, how the messages were obviously highly inappropriate. How he called me demonic at the mediation.
I didn’t plan to tell him all, it just happened and it felt right and he was so amazing. He was also disgusted to hear what this pastor had done.
He told me the Baptist Church where I live currently have several ‘abuse by pastor’ cases ongoing and he knows this because he knows a lawyer who is dealing with two of them.
This lawyer is dealing with their ‘cover ups’ and stated the Baptist Church are renowned for it and it is no surprise to him at all that my doctors letter was obviously ignored and the mediation arranged at my counselling centre called inadequate.
The Baptist Church always dismiss anything outside of the Baptist Church, especially when it’s about abuse by a pastor and they will always seek to cover up any abuse claims and it is always occurring.
How validating is that for me to hear – thank you God!!!!
I told him of several of the ‘teachings’ I have heard from this Baptist Church which I knew was wrong, and even though I don’t know the Bible fully, my sense of knowing what it wrong when I hear it, is God ensuring I don’t believe it.
The Reverend described most Baptists as heretics, authority led, non Biblically based, non saved people, often involved in abusive teachings and behaviours, who often act more like cults than Church’s!!
That’s what I have been saying for the last 7 months! Wow!!
I told him some of the things I have learned and how I know this situation was used by God for many reasons and how my faith in God remained rock solid throughout and was never doubted.
The reverend very sincerely apologised to me on behalf of the other Church, for all I endured and I explained I was told by both my doctor and counsellor of my watchman role and why, and he stated I had undertaken a very important role and he supported this and would help me move on from this.
He said God won’t be finished dealing with these people and the failure by all the Church to help and support me is such proof of this Church being abusive and acting like a cult.
He told me I have now been led to this Church for a very good reason and I will be supported and encouraged to learn theology and become a disciple of God and he will help me in my healing progress.
The sense of relief from hearing this and it said in such a genuine way, with obvious care and concern, was enormous and I am so thankful for this conversation, for his care, for this new Church and being led to where we needed to be.
Thank you God, You always deliver and care for your much loved children and the praise for all that is occurring and the good people in my life You are providing is all yours and is incredible!!
God never fails us, loves us beyond anything we can understand!!!