Onward and Upward
a few mountains to pass over after you leave Organized Religion (or
You are not alone! Below
are some teachings, messages, and resources to help you on your way!
What's the use
of just changing the scenery if we are going to do the same ol' stuff?
He who forgets
his own history is condemned to repeat it.
Recovery from spiritual abuse:
Blazing Trails Too page
of prophecies, revelations, and dissertations, most often written by
those who have left the I.C. or "System")
A Celebration of Koinonia
Teri Lee Earl
scriptural celebration of community. Includes many links therein)
contains relevant links to articles about
Change Form &
Teri Lee Earl
the meeting 'place' (to homes) does NOT guarantee a change of
substance. Some symptoms to look for) short article
Teri Lee Earl
revelation about the fallacy of anti-structure)
our Unity And
Why have we come out?
contributed anonymously, Jan., 2001- a
strong exhortation and Word regarding railing against the I.C.'s
The 'house church movement' as it may be called, is sometimes perceived
as a cohesive or organized generic 'movement'. The truth is that there
are countless house churches all across the world representing a wide
variety of teachings and practices. Some of these strands have sparked
controversy and appropriate public concern:
Gene Edwards: The Good, The Bad, And the Ugly
(with additional links)
March 20, 2004, Meeting With Gene Edwards
by Jon Zens
Neither Jew nor Gentile but "One New Man"
By George Davis
& Michael Clark
Quoting: "Many who
Messianic Judaism today, teach, either by implication or openly, that
special privileges go with being a natural Jew, that Christianity is
Jewish, and that any return to primitive Christianity must include a
return to our Jewish roots..."
These open letters to the Body were written by a friend of a popular
we were previously unaware of the "emerging
church" movement, we've recently discovered their influence.
A Time magazine reporter described their journey
goal: to deconstruct traditional church culture yet remain true to
scripture." (pg 45 of the Feb 7, 2005 Time magazine issue) It
is my opinion that if any 'postmodern' movement that does not address
Pastoral Rule is just rearranging window dressings. Also, any
fellowship that embraces gnosticism
as part of their 'early church' experience, is woefully unfamiliar with
the controversies and problems in the early church. So please look
closely at any 'postmodern' movement as compared to scripture.
Various and Miscellaneous:
Looking for the Right Church in the Wrong
- by David Wilkerson. Wilkerson is an I.C.'er, but nevertheless openly
acknowledged the sad state of the U.S. churches in this 1999 sermon. He
prophesies God raising up a godly Zadok priesthood, reaffirms our
'royal priesthood', and makes some suggestions for 'coping' with this
evil generation of churches we live in today.
It's Not Enough to Get Out of Babylon!
another by D.W.--a call to activism after leaving the "dead, Babylonian
for non-I.C. (target goes to bottom part of Blazing Trails