"That your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment [discernment]..."
SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" | Printed, bound on high quality paper
BY: Chris Lawson
you know a loved one, a neighbor, or a co-worker who is in a cult or an
abusive church or group? Or perhaps you yourself are in such a
situation. The Spiritual-Abuse Questionnaire in this booklet will help
shed light on this issue.
Spiritual abuse occurs when a leader, a
church, or a belief system, whether well intentioned or not, dominates,
manipulates, or castigates individuals and even entire families through
fear tactics, mind control, or some other psychological or emotional
Sadly, the mask of spiritual abuse deception can be worn by
anyone. The following two Scriptures are reflective of what happens
when the position of authority is abused within a spiritual/church
setting (e.g., self-exaltation, heavy-handed leadership, etc).
prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means [by
their own authority]; and my people love to have it so: and what will
ye do in the end thereof? (Jeremiah 5:31)
wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the
preeminence among them, receiveth us not. Wherefore, if I come, I will
remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious
words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the
brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the
church. (3 John 9-10)
It is my hope that this booklet will help
people who have been through or are experiencing things similar (or
worse) to what my family and I personally experienced years ago.
you have been spiritually abused, take heart; the true Jesus desires to
help and heal you as He has helped countless others...
They provide excellent documentation, they speak the truth about issues confronting the Church today, and they encourage believers in Christ to uphold the Word of God and remain steadfast in the truth of the Gospel.
“Too bad you gave me this [book]—it’s like giving a kid an ice-cream cone and then saying, “Do your homework now!”
Ray Yungen (1952-2016)
author, A Time of Departing—How ancient mystical practices are uniting Christians with the world's religions
Hello! We have created this store in order to share some of the resources that have helped us personally through the years. We also want to get the word out about some newer resources that are of great value for learning and spiritual growth. It is our hope that our ministry will help equip you and your family, and that our purpose in Proclaiming the Gospel and Encouraging Biblical Discernment will inspire you to rely more on the Lord, to speak His truth in love, and to be gracious toward all.