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When A Pastor Morally Fails

A pastor/minister morally fails. People are devastated, hurt, confused, angry, sad and their faith is shaken. The church is thrown into turmoil. This appears to be happening more frequently in our present time. Are there signs we can watch for, that something is…

Oneness Pentecostal Snake Handlers

I didn’t know about it until several years ago, but there is even a Oneness Pentecostal snake handling book. To my knowledge, it has only been Pentecostal type churches who have incorporated this practice. The book is Handling Serpents by Jimmy Morrow and…

This is my body, broken for you

I’ve heard these words many times through the years, associated with communion and the cross… and have always considered them associated with forgiveness as a result. It is, after all, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross that offers forgiveness to us all. But is…

Christmas 2011

This is re-posted from 2011. Today has been a day full of shocks and a pleasant surprises… from the deacon who gave me a nice Christmas gift for helping him greet on Sunday mornings to the woman who asked if I’d like to…

Correction In The Church

There are those who feel a minister has the authority to confront and correct you about any and all aspects of your life, even things quite personal. Others feel they have no right to correct anyone about anything. Many of us have heard…

United Pentecostal Church Manual Part 4

This is a continuation of the requirements for licensing in the United Pentecostal Church, taken from the 2017 Manual. It is the same as it appeared going back to at least the 2005 Manual, with the exception of three additions to number 2…

Church Gimmicks

I had a dream this morning that I was attending church on Easter. It isn’t my church or one I’ve ever been in, but in the dream I’d been there before, because I knew the music was going to be different. Before church…

Top January Posts

This is for those interested in seeing the top ten read blogs from January 2017. The blog section of the spiritual abuse website had 6106 visits, with 2638 being unique. We are always looking for new people to join our group of bloggers,…