Here is a testimony from someone who left the fellowship and the way
in which they were treated.
Hi 'Pressingon.'The exit wound was large. My
daughter is married to the song leader(former song
leader)The pastor of the Church was the one who sent me out.
He tried to use my daughter to control me and to try
to alter my decision to leave. I was not to happy
about that as you can imagine. It was ugly at times
with lies that were being told about my wife and I.
Many Pastor friends cut us off as you well know of
that tactic. One person in particular was extremely
painful. My wife had just had back surgery and her friend
of 20 years wrote her a letter asking her never to
call or write again. She even called and wrote our
daughter to cut us off because she said that the Lord told
her that if she did that we would return to the cfm.
Can you think of anything as cruel that one Christian
would do to another. For the most part we just kept our
peace and listened for God's direction. He gave us many
people from my pastor's church. They left for their own
reasons and we were blaimed for it. We started an Exodus.
We were asked to turn the Church over to them but we
refused and the people were all in favor. There is more
but that can be for another time. The best part of it
all is that I found out first hand that God moves
even outside of cfm. The fear is gone....Amen.