Twisted Scriptures

Twisted Scriptures : Breaking Free from Churches That Abuse

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For Someone Else If You're Concerned. For Yourself If You've Ever Wondered.You joined your church because of its intensity for God. Like no other place, it's helped you discover the meaning of obedience. Of teachableness. Of death to self. If there's one problem, it's the confusion that sometimes comes from your own carnal thinking. But God has given you leaders who can lovingly correct a doubting, independent spirit and help you choose God's best for your life.How can you go wrong with a church like that? Easily. What you've just read actually fits the profile of many abusive churches. Twisted Scriptures reveals in depth how the Bible can be distorted in ways that rob you of the liberty Jesus died to give you. You might be shocked at what you discover. This book uncovers the subtle but powerful techniques by which, in the name of truth, controlling leaders manipulate and intimidate countless believers. It also supplies tools for overcoming persuasive, deceptive teachings and practices. Thousands of Christians have already moved from struggle to true freedom and hope through Twisted Scriptures. If you truly want to grow in everything God made you to be, you owe it to yourself to read this book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 340.19g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Rev ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0310234085
  • 9780310234081
  • 428,519

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For Someone Else If You're Concerned. For Yourself If You've Ever Wondered. You joined your church because of its intensity for God. Like no other place, it's helped you discover the meaning of obedience. Of teachableness. Of death to self. If there's one problem, it's the confusion that sometimes comes from your own carnal thinking. But God has given you leaders who can lovingly correct a doubting, independent spirit and help you choose God's best for your life. How can you go wrong with a church like that? Easily. What you've just read actually fits the profile of many abusive churches. Twisted Scriptures reveals in depth how the Bible can be distorted in ways that rob you of the liberty Jesus died to give you. You might be shocked at what you discover. This book uncovers the subtle but powerful techniques by which, in the name of truth, controlling leaders manipulate and intimidate countless believers. It also supplies tools for overcoming persuasive, deceptive teachings and practices. Thousands of Christians have already moved from struggle to true freedom and hope through Twisted Scriptures. If you truly want to grow in everything God made you to be, you owe it to yourself to read this book.
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Table of contents

Table of Contents
Introduction
Preface
Chapters
1.The Discipleship Game
2.The Discipleship Disaster
3.Authority Unlimited
4.Beyond Accountability
5.The Language of Enslavement
6.Whose Will Is It?
7.Control in Black and White
8.Vicious Information Control
9.Truth or Consequences
10.Confession Confusion
11.Walling Off the World
12.What God and the Discipler Have Joined Together
13.This Can’t Be Mind Control, Can It?
14.Collision With Leadership
15.The New Inquisition
16.Boxes Within Boxes
17.The Way to Freedom
Epilogue:Leader of Heaven’s Gate
Undermined Free Will
Appendix 1:References and Resources
Appendix 2:Shepherding/Discipleship/
Accountability Groups: A Brief History
Appendix 3:
A Summary of Abuses
Endnotes
Index
About the Author
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