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by Dexter
Sat May 27, 2023 11:36 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: Do I need spiritual help to get out of a cult?
Replies: 1
Views: 4279

Re: Do I need spiritual help to get out of a cult?

How can I "like" this post?

I haven't dug deep on streetcar for a while, so this was a pleasant surprise and a good read. Thanks eagles πŸ™πŸ¦…
by Dexter
Sat May 27, 2023 10:51 am
Forum: General ...
Topic: Testimonials and Reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Testimonials and Reviews

Thanks for your sharing your first-hand experience, Seeker. It just goes to show that at BCF, what is spoken behind the pulpit does not necessarily reflect what is spoken behind closed doors. It also breaks my heart to know how much poverty I (and no doubt many others) endured as a direct result of ...
by Dexter
Sat May 27, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: General ...
Topic: Testimonials and Reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Testimonials and Reviews

Hi Hope,

Sorry, I didn't mean to turn this into a confessional πŸ™Š :lol: Sometimes the reality of a stolen life gets to me and, like you, adjectives fail me.

You're right about loving our enemies. I'm still a work in progress in that regard.

Keep on keeping on.
by Dexter
Thu May 25, 2023 12:33 pm
Forum: General ...
Topic: Testimonials and Reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Testimonials and Reviews

I'm sure he was also afraid people might actually something written several hundred years ago and discover it wasn't actually a 'new VH revelation! I can't remember any of the details (book, author, topic, etc) because it was so long ago, but I vaguely recall discovering something like this years a...
by Dexter
Thu May 25, 2023 12:22 pm
Forum: General ...
Topic: Testimonials and Reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Testimonials and Reviews

Guys, I just had a moment. Sitting in traffic, my mind started to wander back to my days at BCF, and how they set me up for a lifetime of failure, when suddenly the driver behind me leaned on their horn. Instead of responding with humour or grace, I hurled abuse at them, almost involuntarily. I imme...
by Dexter
Tue May 23, 2023 7:45 pm
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: STUDY BOOK: "THE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ANSWERED FROM SCRIPTURE"
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: STUDY BOOK: "THE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ANSWERED FROM SCRIPTURE"

To all those who are searching within the BCF community.

Have fear and gloom disappeared from your life?
Does delight and joy saturate your existence?
Furthermore, is your yoke easy and is your burden light?
by Dexter
Sun May 21, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Leaving BCF or any associated Fellowship group
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Leaving BCF or any associated Fellowship group

I believe there are many good, humble, loving people within the community who would love to exit but the price is unthinkable This may come as a shock to many readers here, but a well-known elder once said the following to me after I'd indicated that I was thinking of leaving the fellowship: "...
by Dexter
Sun May 21, 2023 7:12 pm
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Leaving BCF or any associated Fellowship group
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Leaving BCF or any associated Fellowship group

There may be some guests who could share some consolation with those in this predicament. Consolation is exactly what's needed. Not only for those still trapped, but also for those who have escaped. One thing I can warn against is seeking consolation from anything other than God Himself. Hopefully ...
by Dexter
Tue May 16, 2023 7:22 pm
Forum: General ...
Topic: Testimonials and Reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Testimonials and Reviews

What's odd is that one of the elders at the time I was there (not sure if he still is), Bill Barnes, actually encouraged me to read Spurgeon. Admittedly, I was terrified at the suggestion and figured he must have been trying to entrap me, because I knew that we weren't allowed to read 'outsider' Chr...
by Dexter
Tue May 16, 2023 7:02 pm
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: STUDY BOOK: "THE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ANSWERED FROM SCRIPTURE"
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: STUDY BOOK: "THE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ANSWERED FROM SCRIPTURE"

Wow. I'm impressed. πŸ‘πŸ˜―

I've only given it a cursory glance and intend to give it my full attention later. I've also already shared it with a former member. 😁

Thank you Brendon. πŸ™