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I Have Been Hurt At Church But I Still Believe In God

IICorintians4:8-10 We were cast down but not destroyed 138 People

    What Happened To God's People

    I was raised in a pentecostal home with many in my family being minister's and I have no complaint's and I am very thankfull for the faith filled home I had. But I cant help but ask today, What happened to God's church and people ? . Going to church when I was younger was like a...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    The latest thing is that they are trying to

    make me pray loudly in order to build my faith. And if I mention it, they tell me not to care what anyone thinks. But I do care about inappropriate behavior, and I have started to confront it. I don't need to keep being told that I'm lacking in faith. They don't need to build...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Paying Tithes Is Un-biblical And Theft From God's Blinded Children

    Tithes For one thing through my past earlier years when I did go to church I gave many thousands far above tithes to churches and building funds along medical research, feed the children, midnight call and just far to many causes to list. Since then things have changed because...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 8 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    I Am Feeling Sorry For Myself And A Bit Sad! Need Your Words Of Motivation!

    I have found that more lately I have been more sensitive when I become involved in a church....due in part to job loss, parenting and other factors. I feel that when you have a stressful time in your life, you feel that you should be able to turn to church for guidance and...
    rtwconsultant rtwconsultant 41-45 2 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    Searching The Truth

    We have all been hurt by someone we loved and trusted.  It's a common theme here at EP.  This isn't about being hurt by a church as much as it is a searching for the truth.  With all the criticism's of the bible, one would have to agree that the historical nature...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 12 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    I Am Just A Vessel

    Firs tof all i like to say i am not great i represent the king and he is beyond great,stop ,repent think because this life is just but a blink, you have roller skates on and this earth is his rink,he is a real good goalie,you can not score one on him little brother,son from...
    Seventhirty457 Seventhirty457 31-35, M Dec 10, 2012

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    Pastor Trying To Turn Me Against New Roommate

    I've been looking for a roommate for quite awhile now. I started going to a small home church, and I told the pastor to pray for me to find a roommate. So he calls me and tells me that he has found a roommate for me....I called the girl and we talked, but she did not make a...
    leyna2007 leyna2007 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    He gets hurt a lot at church too.

    Ephesians 4:30 - 'And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.'
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Feb 7

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    Kicked Out Of Church

    I started going to a church not too long ago that I loved. It was a very small church, and I thought the pastor was very good....but I also noticed that he was very controlling. For instance, I lived far away from the church, and they had services several times a week, on...
    leyna2007 leyna2007 46-50, F 19 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Hebrews 10:25 - 'Not forsaking the assembling

    of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.' This doesn't say, 'Thou shalt go to weekly church services.' There are several possibilities for assembling with other Christians regularly, but...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    A Church Without A Soul

    I remember my church as being spiritual on this inside, but not very spiritual on the outside.  Until I got into the politics of church, I felt welcomed as I built my new little family behind me.  But they, as my family, turned in my time of need.  Few if any...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 4 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    People, Not God

    It was people who treated me badly at church, NOT God. God loves me and everyone regardless of everything. It's people who ruin that.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    A church needs to be real with God

    and real with themselves and others. They need to work with God instead of trying to get Him to work for them - even at a tithe's wages. Some really do. But humans being what they are, and social dynamics being what they are, there is always plenty of room for improvement.
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Feb 4

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    Where Is The Love?

    My favorite verse of the bible and the one I try to live my life by is John 15:12. Jesus said, "my command is this, love each other as I have loved you". I think that applies to all people. That is the reason I am not opposed to gay marriage, even though when I was in High School...
    Jaxjaguars Jaxjaguars 18-21 May 30, 2013

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    Lord, what's blocking revival?

    Another church, and another prayer meeting, a few years ago. Small group prayer meeting, where the elders told us to ask the Lord what was blocking revival in this church. If you ask the Lord a question like that, He will have plenty to say. I submitted to the elders and...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Beware Of The Leaven Of The Phareese

    Leaven is a MENTAL AND MORAL CORRUPTION that infect others.In one passage he says( Luke 12:1 1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    If Only All Who Believe Would Be The Active Body With Christ As Their Head;

    Only then would their hearts realize that they are the church because the word “church” means called out ones, and how can a church building made with hands be called out? I write words out of only love with genuine care and concerns for others, I don’t write to judge or...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    The Aftermath Of Spiritual Abuse

    I posted this in another group but I thought it would fit well here as well. There is a lot I can say here but I would like to make it brief and straight to the point. If I were to give out every detail of what I went through it would probably be the size of a book. Awhile back...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I Was Raised In Church

    i dont always attend church but i do go  when i was younger i was dragged to every church in our towns every church tent meeting it didnt end . but i always felted judged by the members but now i go but god knows my heart and thats where he aways is .
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    My story happened more

    than a year ago, I was really active in our church. I was one of the youth leaders and also preached about the teachings in our church. However, even though I was really happy with what I'm doing there, my family was not. I stopped studying and was delayed with my studies at...
    trappedinmy trappedinmy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Me Too!

    The part of the church that I have seen (in my opinion) is a breeding ground for unhealthy living and hate. I love God!!! I will never step foot into a church again. Not only is that one of my callings in life but also because I think the church as I see it today in the united...
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    He Couldn't Take That From Me

    I'm a Catholic and as a teenager I was sexually abused by a priest in one the churches where I was serving at mass. It was a horrible experience which still keeps coming back to haunt me. I immediately left that particular parish but never stopped being a practising Catholic - in...
    shabbytigers shabbytigers 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    How Do You Leave A Church?

    When you leave a church, is it better to leave in silence, or let people know how you feel?  I've seen both ways.  I saw a couple who were criticized after many years of service.  They calmly sought out another church and slowly backed away.  I saw another...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 9 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    I have been hurt by many people at the small

    church I attend. Some of these offenses are as simple as a comment that is meant to sting me. Other offenses are more serious. One person called me out for an offense I committed in front of the kids on the day I was leading children's church. This person later told my husband...
    iseekhim iseekhim 41-45, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Related Experiences

    this is an area i excel in,i have been hurt more times then i can count,i met a woman online and we started talking and it got to the point where feelings was involved,i even...
    moontheloon moontheloon 36-40, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know what loss feels like, I know what it feels like to think love was wasted and swim in a sea of regrets and what if's, thinking what we could have done differently, maybe we...
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Yes I've been hurt in the past, both physically and emotionally. I think everyone has. But I've learned that you can't carried that to the present
    cjohnson1983 cjohnson1983 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I have been, but the worst part is, that person/s doesn't even know they hurt you.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    One of the girls I considered my friend has done me so much wrong. It all started on 9th grade...just because I was friend of the guy she liked. I believe this is an awfully stupid...
    simplyfuckit simplyfuckit 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Last night my 15 year old daughter ran away after spending the night at a friend of mine. While my friend slept my daughter sneaked out. My friend found out at 2 am and then I got...
    jena559 jena559 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wrote this poem My heart is like a chameleon able to change shapes, colors and air. Am I Able to to fall in love with out your poison killing me. Is my heart Able to shine with...
    rico20989 rico20989 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a cut off. A person can hurt and hurt me and I'll take it and take it. Then something clicks. I can't control when it will be. I wish I could control it, I would cut off...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    And I'm afraid of being hurt again. The sun continues to go up and down whether in here or not, stuck with fake parents and some "friends" that don't give a **** and a half. I'm...
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    So much so that my heart starts hurtin' and my eyes start wellin' with tears !!!!!
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    There are some things where you just gotta get hurt in life...
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    So my ex husband calls me a few days ago, and tells me he miss me and I was best he's ever had.....if that was the case then you wouldn't not have cheated 3 times. Clearly I wasn't...
    mixedlove mixedlove 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I feel like I've been broken into millions and millions of pieces.... By far the worst time of my life and I feel like Im stuck in a terrible nightmare.
    Isntitironic Isntitironic 31-35, F Sep 14

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    I wonder what I could have done that was so terrible... Was it something I said? How can you take a friendship and throw it away as if it were garbage? It wasn't about what...
    jojo2u jojo2u 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    When It Comes To Love: Pain is Inevitable.
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I barely let people get too close to me for the fear of getting too close to them. Today I realised how fragile it is to hand your heart to someone and let them do as they wish. It...
    Myrose3 Myrose3 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Leave it to XKCD...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 22

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     It's really humbling. Sometimes the stars look like moons, and moons look like stars and love is silent and it's trapped in the paradox that you can't apply what you can't...
    DayDreamer81 DayDreamer81 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    H-old O-n P-ain E-nds. #yeah
    kringsy kringsy 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    To Love A User Life was extraordinary for that fleeting moment before I discovered I already had one foot in hell.
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    How can this man be so adored by people at "his" church but be such a crappy uncaring person. The way I've been treated by him has seriously hurt my feelings toward God and church...
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    My husband has been cheating on me with very young teenage prostitutes. We have been together 20 years. We are losing everything we worked for because of his drug, alcohol...
    taylorbubber taylorbubber 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I am so angry I was in school well it's not really a proper school but that's not the point here , so yeah I was in school yesterday and two of the boys ran past me and twisted my...
    DemiendoImaginations DemiendoImaginations 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    It really sucks. The day I found out it was still early he was sleeping in our bed and I was playing Poppit on his smart phone I did it all the time but that day pops up a new...
    MissTori MissTori 18-21, F Sep 17

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    I still believe in fairy tales I still believe in picking flowers I still believe in getting lost in someone’s eyes And talking for hours I still believe in shooting stars I...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 14

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    If it is supposed to be, it will be. We can't make decisions on a passionate desire. People should never get hurt, even if that means I am the one crying. It's not my husband...
    screamer14 screamer14 41-45, F