Thursday, 8 September 2016

A Thought For Thursday

I just came across this quote from someone who I suspect is the sort of "new-age hippie" the church used to warn us about back in the 80s.

"Spiritual abuse is abuse of the spirit of another human being. We abuse the spirit... by teaching, either covertly or overtly, that that spirit, that soul, that Self, cannot be trusted and/or must be negated in the name of someone’s or some organization’s notions of reality, righteous living, or safe living."

The funny thing is, a couple of weeks ago a friend sent me the link to a blog post from a highly celebrated church leader which included the following quote:

"If we only do what those in leadership over our lives tell us to do when we agree with them, it is not called submission, but rather “doing our own thing.” We must invite leadership into our lives and learn to trust them more than we trust ourselves." [Emphasis added]

When I contrast the two, I'm left with the question, "Does the church create and promote an environment which all but guarantees abuse?"

10 comments:

  1. I'm not saying that a leader telling someone to ignore the Spirit's leading in favor of their own is blaspheming the Holy Spirit, but I'm also not not saying that.

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  2. I'll say it... the church hierarchies that demand allegiance to leaders over the Holy Spirit are anti-Christ.

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    1. See, while I was busy not saying things, you got to the heart of the matter.

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  3. I'll say it... the church hierarchies that demand allegiance to leaders over the Holy Spirit are anti-Christ.

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  4. well, LivLim, i think you know how i feel, what my answer is..

    What Lisa-Anne said.. the whoring priests of the Church of Babylon are absolute sons of hell, seed of the serpent, religious wolves, and antichrist leaders.. in direct defiance of the Word of Christ!

    er,, don't get me started,, i hardly know how to pound out a short comment,, =]

    is there a way to sign up for new posts via email?

    would you consider going with WordPress for my convenience?

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    1. Thanks Monax, your (short) comment speaks volumes :)

      Btw, there is a "Follow by Email" button underneath the "Web Links" to the right.

      Sorry for the inconvenience, but I think I'll be sticking with blogspot for the present ;)

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    2. glad i asked.. just now disabled my adblock for your blog and found the "Follow by Email" Submit button!

      also i think i may have found the follow-up comments option.. so all is well.. thanks!

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