Multiple bloggers sharing, educating and supporting those who have been in unhealthy churches.

Month: January 2017

Jesus’ Name Baptism Oddity

You know, it’s kind of funny. My former church and others like it preached immersion and Jesus’ name so hard, but they often didn’t get the whole person under the water at once. Some didn’t go completely under at all! They didn’t say…

United Pentecostal Church Manual Part 2

Here are some others rules from the United Pentecostal Church Manual. (Again, the wording goes back to at least 2005, with the exception of number 31. In 2005 number 31 said: “No minister having a television in his or her home, shall be…

Moving on, blessing and cursing

My job ends soon. I’ve known Pentecostals in my past who prayed I would lose a job and who rejoiced when I lost a job, because they believed the job wasn’t the will of God for me or thought God needed to get…

United Pentecostal Church Manual Part 1

Since many have never seen or even heard of the United Pentecostal Church Manual for their licensed ministers, I thought I would share some of the rules they have. Perhaps you will discover that a minister has not followed a rule or maybe…

When the miracle doesn’t come

How many souls are living tortured existences due to the fact that they have some physical or mental malady and they have been told – If you truly believe, or forgive, or have enough faith God will heal you?  Many televangelists, radio preachers,…

Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

Just a thought, but some have argued that God set Adam and Eve up to sin by putting that tree in the garden. Some have even argued that God is responsible for sin as result. But the devil sinned before the tree. Would…

Informational post on speaking in tongues #11

This is just a little ‘did you know’ informational post on the subject of speaking in tongues, shared as some food for thought. Those reading may also be interested in looking at another article which also partially addresses the subject. With the emphasis…

Calvary, Salvation and Us

I was taught that Jesus did his part on Calvary. Now it’s up to us. Up to us to do right, since baptism covers sin up to that point but we’ll still face judgment for any wrongs since baptism. Up to us to…

Culture Shock

Most of you know I recently joined a mainstream church. Going there has been interesting at times… They can quote a verse and understand it completely differently than me, can use a Bible term I’ve thought I understood and mean something else by…