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Spiritual Abuse Titles Spiritual abuse is the mistreatment of a person who is in need of help, support or greater spiritual empowerment, with the result of weakening, undermining or decreasing that person's spiritual empowerment.

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Old 03-22-2019, 02:53 AM   #1
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Default The Way International

Has anyone heard of The Way International? I saw their website and it screamed, "Cult". It was all about studying the Bible to understand God's plan. Not one single mention of Jesus Christ. I daresay he's a bit player in their "plan", easily pushed aside and ignored.

How is this relevant to Local Church Discussions? I say, how easy it is to take the Bible, find some "hidden truth", and use that as your lever to control others.

Or am I wrong? Are these legitimate Christians?
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:43 AM   #2
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Has anyone heard of The Way International? I saw their website and it screamed, "Cult". It was all about studying the Bible to understand God's plan. Not one single mention of Jesus Christ. I daresay he's a bit player in their "plan", easily pushed aside and ignored.

How is this relevant to Local Church Discussions? I say, how easy it is to take the Bible, find some "hidden truth", and use that as your lever to control others.

Or am I wrong? Are these legitimate Christians?
Heard of? Yes. Their existence parallels the LC from the mid70’s. I haven’t heard from them for a loooooooong time. They never made much of a splash. I don’t know if it’s Christian or not.

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Old 03-22-2019, 06:33 AM   #3
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Here's a pretty comprehensive article on The Way International.
http://www.marketfaith.org/whatever-...international/

Boy, does this sound familiar?
(The founder) Wierwille claimed that on October 3 of the next year (1942), he heard God speak to him audibly. God told Wierwille that He would guide him to understand and interpret the Bible more accurately than anyone since the apostolic age. As a result, Wierwille claimed he dumped 3,000 of his theological textbooks into a trash heap and set on an independent study of Scripture.

A few years later he formally withdrew from the Evangelical and Reformed Church denomination. Over the next few years Wierwille took the title of “Teacher” as his theology increasingly deviated from orthodox Christianity, particularly his views of the Trinity and the nature of Christ.

Following his death, several former leaders of TWI leveled charges against Wierwille and TWI trustees including accusations of extreme authoritarianism, plagiarism, false teaching, and even adultery.

The movement continued to dwindle and in 1995 the annual Rock of Ages festivals were suspended. In 2000, amid charges of sexual improprieties, L. Craig Martindale resigned as TWI president and was succeeded by Vice President Rosalie Rivenbark.


"understand and interpret the Bible more accurately than anyone since the apostolic age"
Sound the alarm! SOUND THE ALARM! HEAD FOR THE DOOR!
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:00 AM   #4
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Same with The Family, or The Fellowship, also called, The International Foundation. Don't even go into that door.
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