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Why did you leave the church?


I left the church, because of hypocrisy. I was tired of hearing the church called a place of love and healing when all of my interactions with Christians had been full of judgment and hurt. I learned there wasn't room in the church for me, because of my mental illness and my love of dark clothes.

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William E Krill Jr (krillco) says

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Bill: What is this "love" I here "sheep" speak of? Did not Jesus say in Jn 21:15-17 3x's) "If you love ME, feed my sheep?" I see the MAJORITY on HP not doing this! So, what is this "love?" Lk 8:16 "hiding it?" Lk 6:45 "1's mouth tells ALL!"


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Anna: If they "judged" & not according to WORD=sin! Study WORD & you'll KNOW if they're correct. Until then, ask them to "prove" (II Tim 3:16) w/Scripture & verse, if can't=LIE! Scripture tells us to "judge righteous judgment" (Jn 7:24)


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2 years ago
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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Get: Just as breathing "seems crazy" but we do it!

    "...we needed to help God win..." Who told u this? "Help" GOD? God doesn't need "help," WE DO & Holy Spirit sent to help us (Jn 14:26;1613). REALITY! Try SPIRIT v. physical for maturity!


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2 years ago
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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Go Ponce! You're talking to me! The (flesh) gets tired of unbelievers! I did! They treated me as they do on HP but I find consolation in HIS WORD! (Jn 15:18; Jn 16:2)


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2 years ago
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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 2 years ago

    I love God, but I find myself disliking Christians more everyday. I feel like no one remembers what being a Christian is really supposed to be about anymore and it has become all about feeling better about yourself and using God to make money


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2 years ago
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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Kryssy, it's time you do as II Timothy 2:15 says (STUDY what HE says) and find a church that is in line with HIS WORD & Galatians 1:6-9 or "After the Cross!" Or did Jesus die in vain?


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    "it had to make sense" (Prov 3:5) If belief founded on this, not Christ-like! Jn 4:24! He "reveals" not "sense!" "trying to make some one feel bad, mentally and physically. " If WORD does=It's Working! Heb 4:12. Spirit of discernment "if u r a child


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2 years ago
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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 2 years ago

    I have started attended a Lutheran Church. Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. I enjoy that they are so Gospel based. At first being in such a traditional church made me nervous, but now I see the value of traditions and how they can enhance ones faith


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    Kris (SpiritusShepherd) 2 years ago

    Haha, I hear you there. I've had to leave services because some lady's perfume caused me to have an allergy attack.


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Norine Williams says

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    "Religiously Correct"=no adversity (Jesus?); no confrontations (Jesus?); personal thing (Jesus?); no suffering (Jesus?); respect other beliefs=sin (Jesus?); live & let live (Jesus?) I got mine u get urs (Jesus?) not led by Holy Spirit (Jesus?);Qu


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Liz: When u "lost" & "found" x w/GOD, HE WAS "DRAWING" u! "...restoration and healing must take place before the day when Jesus comes back again." THE X IS "NOW!" Satan has used device ("religion") to confuse & we MUST "Study" not b as "sh


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2 years ago
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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Ash: NO! IT MUST teach "AFTER THE CROSS" or Jesus DIED IN VAIN! Read Galatians 1:6-9; Acts Chapter 1+ & follow as they did in Acts 2:42 & thereafter. If not living accordingly, serving "man" just "saying GOD!"

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Matt: Scripture says "Judge "righteous" judgment and NONE is "righteous" but HIS WORD. If 1 doesn't judge w/WORD, "they judge" & NO ONE can judge but GOD (WORD)! I Tim 5:20 tells us to "REBUKE SIN" & 1 can't w/o "judging:" ONLY w/WORD!

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