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Nov 04, 2009

Can you relate to this???

Hi Darin,

 

I had what you might say was a bit of a breakdown, well to be honest I became absolutely terrified of God. All because I went to a homegroup. Because she spoke in tongues a lot and did some amazing 'Spiritual' things, being asked by her to attend her homegroup was like wow! I thought I would get closer to God.

She talked about justice a lot - that was o.k, I hadn't a clue about any of that sort of stuff really. Then she would talk about a Derek Prince book she had read "Entering the presence of God" and it had the character attributes of God (way over my head). I had my first freak-out I guess when she started talking how God was a God of wrath and judgement. She would say that quite often. And then when I was fully absolutely wacko freaked she gave me a book by John Bevere called "The Fear of the Lord" to read. I can't even describe what it was like reading the first chapter of that book.

It was not long after that the panic attacks became more frequent, I would have them quite frequently especially before going to church because I was so scared. Opening the bible made me sweat like crazy and made my heart race real bad.

I know you might be asking why did I let myself get into this? I don't know! I trusted someone I guess.

 

So I think what I am trying to tell you is that your website is a lifesaver and your book is just incredible.

 

Thank you for helping the broken :-)

 

Stephanie


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    Ian

    Hi Stephanie, Derek Prince was one of four guys who started the Shepherding Movement ... bad juju. I looked at "Entering the Presence of God" on Amazon and used the "Search this book" link. On page 16 he says "When we come into God's presence, He requires that we bring Him various gifts or sacrifices. These include, but are not limited to, money and material possessions." Maybe you had a bad experience but I think your spiritual antennae was working overtime.

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    eleasah ridley

    i can TOTALLY relate - fear was all I ever knew - no matter what package or what person or ministry - it was always fear. I am so familiar with this that it is annoying that I cannot just sit and have coffee and chat with you about it! - one thing is for certain - He will not leave you in that place! it is a painful place - I have also been GREATLY helped by this site - all the best stephanie!

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    myso

    Who is this John Bevere guy? Why does he walk around and scare people to death? Why doesn't anyone tell him he's killing people?

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    myso

    A great disadvantage of books and sermons to 500 people is that the preacher/author can only guess in what state the people are. He hasn't got a clue, he is just "assuming", then it becomes so impersonal.

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    myso

    A great disadvantage of books and sermons to 500 people is that the preacher/author can only guess in what state the people are. He hasn't got a clue, he is just "assuming", then it becomes so impersonal.

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