Raid at Ark. compound summons ghosts of previous abuse

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c. 2008 Religion News Service (UNDATED) If only she prayed hard enough, she could make Susan Alamo rise from the dead. At age 12, having not set foot outside a religious compound in Arkansas since she was 4, Elishah Franckiewicz believed it was possible. Day after day, she lay down beside the corpse, dressed in […]

  • “If only she prayed hard enough, she could make….”As the founder and director of Shattered Men, a ministry for those who are or have been in abusive relationships, I find that most often, the abused are blamed for their own abuse. “Look what you made me do” is a common theme. Most of those who have grown up with abuse find it hard to accept the fact that they did not deserve to be abused. I have worked with many who have suffered “spiritual abuse” much as these people in this article have. Several have told me about times in which as a young child, they went to a “church” only to have people in that church surround them to beat the devil out of them. My only reply at that time is that if I personally ever saw something like that going on, that child would not be the only one that would be getting hit because I would step between that person and those hitting them but I would not just sit there and take it. Jesus never touched anyone to cast demons out of them; it was always by verbal command only. He did however touch those with horrible diseases to show they were loved. Someone once asked me what I feared the most. My answer was to have someone look at me and say, “If that is a Christian, I do not want to be one”. Jesus said in Matthew 18:6 “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” I believe this applies to anyone that behave in such a manor that it causes someone to doubt that God could love them. I have had many call me every name in the book to drive me away. It is not because they do not like me personally; it is because it is a defense to keep them from being hurt once again. One example I remember most is a young man calling me at 3 AM one morning and cussing me out for several moments as I listened. I then explained that he had a right to be angry but I knew someone that could take that anger away. By 4 AM, his anger was totally gone because he had met….the PRINCE OF PEACE!Many of these precious children who have been horribly abused have told me that they were told that even GOD could not love them. Nothing can be further from the truth. Many reading this may well be saying that the Alamo’s are representative of all Christians. I contend that since many like this do exist, it only shows that there is something very real and very valuable that does exist as the two messages I have written found in the links below show. You see, no one bothers to counterfeit something that has no value. Are they really Christians? They Really Christians.htmCounterfeits have written many other messages to help those who have been abused and have felt the sting of rejection to find the peace and joy and security only one person can bring. In posting this, I will also state that many times I have been asked what I want in return. My answer has always been….that those reading this will know this peace given only by the one with the nailed scarred hands!Rejection did God make Me this way? Make Me.htmIs God Up There Was God atheist.htm