The Modern Jesus Army (jesus People, Jesus Army) My Story

I became a member of this church (cult) when I was 27...They first appeared to be nice warm, friendly and helpful people who all supported eachother..They spread a message of love oneanother and no rejection..ALL LIES!! The truth is I was rejected but not only that..when I tried to have a simple relationship witha guy they got involved & I was forced into marriage..we were both hounded, ******** of our rights to take bread and wine in front of the local congregation and bullied by another member..It was the worst time of my life and all this while a friend of mine was allowed to co habit on trust without any reprisal..Soon after marriage we were driven out of the church by the leader for no aparrent reason..only to find out years later that he had gone quite crazy with stress and had been very ill as a result of church leadership pressure..
My husband begged me to go back again and we tried but no_one wanted me there as I had seen right through their lies the first time around..Now 5years later he has moved back in with them just a year after our divorce..At first I felt angry at him! I could never truly explain here the hurt they caused me..I just want to warn others about them and to say..despite your efforts Jesus Army I am now out and proud to be lesbian! You told me it was wrong but I am happy now! And if anyone is going to hell its you coz I don't believe in hell..I believe in loving people for who they are and not rejecting people coz I got the message but to me its not just words in a song its the kind of person I am..
taintedbutterfly taintedbutterfly
36-40, F
1 Response Jan 11, 2013

I am a Christian (new one, became agnostic the day I watched my mother lowered into the ground at age 9).

But I don't push my faith in other people's faces.

I also don't go to church because most churches have been infiltrated.

I suggest before you condemn a whole group of people - you read two books, "The Black Awakening" by Russ Dizdar and "The Cosmic Chess Match" by LA Marzulli.

Jesus said, "To love one another as I have loved you. Love one another." That's the key to all this and if anyone hates another - they are not a real Christian.

And as far as homosexuals go, while yes most Christians rag about them - I believe as my youngest son is gay, and I believe it is hormonal (in his case) - I have everything I can do to just make sure I walk a straight line and do not judge what two consenting adults do behind closed doors.

The only people I will not tolerate are people who abuse, hurt or torture animals and children (or anyone, except in self defense).

All life is precious and all people are precious.

The best strategy satan ever performed was to make people believe he doesn't even exist.

he does exist, I've had my own proof.

There is only one word to describe why and how our world is currently so messed up and that word is hate.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“Hate the sin, love the sinner.” ― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” ― C. JoyBell C.

My husband actually got to meet Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and while only getting to chat with him for a few minutes said he was the most interesting person he had ever met......a very positive and loving individual.

I didn't say I hated or condemned anyone..my story was just warning people of my experiences with this particular religous cult..I hate the act of preaching not the person..simply because it pressures people so much rather like peer pressure..for someone who is quiet, not strong minded, or in a fragile position..they may be easily swayed..this disallows that person the freedom of expression, of choices they might have taken when left alone to their own devices..I'm afraid your post reads rather like a sermon no offense but it makes me want to mentally hit the off switch..I wanted to come here and just express how I had been hurt..to warn others..I was coming out of a place of love not harm..I also want less hatred in the world.. I am buddhist enough said..