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Date Posted: 13/07/10 5:14:00am
Author: Do not want to give my name
Subject: Re: the unforgiveable sin of breaking covenant
In reply to: Do not want to give my name 's message, "Re: the unforgiveable sin of breaking covenant" on 13/07/10 5:11:42am

>I was a member for many years and left ten years or so
>ago. I know that it was true that we were taught that
>if we left we were covenant breakers. I know it
>because I believed it. It was about ten years ago that
>things began to change. When I left that was NOT said.
>However it was for many years before that and when I
>tried to leave after about a year I went through hell,
>fearing I had done something terrible. There was the
>idea of curse involved, certainly. I did not have
>trouble leaving ten years ago. There were good things
>about the JA and there still are, but keeping people
>in a church by control was not one of the things they
>are proud of as far as I know from those very lovely
>Christians I know who are still involved. However, I
>was rather disconcerted a year or so ago to have a
>friend describle me as 'an exception' as I had done so
>well after leaving.
>I much prefer the words of a local pastor round my way
>who says 'if they leave you never had them' and the
>understanding most pastors would have that some people
>will be sent by God to the church for a season, but
>then move on.

I mean I tried to leave after I had been in the JA a year - that was some 20 plus years ago and then I left again about 10 years ago.

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