Commentary by George Potkonyak on Potter's House Structure
By George Potkonyak, January 26, 2006
[Does Mitchell know that he is running a cult, or, does he believe what he
says about being a servant of Christ? From my own experience of PH, it
seems to me that it has a genuine desire to be "Godly' even though it can
and does at times, fail people quite badly.]
We can't mix Mitchell and few others, who know EXACTLY what they are doing
and why, with those who are sincere and it never crossed their minds that
an evil of that kind could be entertained by anyone "professing Christ".
Just look at a simple, worldly example: Every pastor in the fellowship will
tell you that his church is : "autonomous" and is not under the control of
Prescott. They can build and own the buildings that belongs to that
autonomous: church until it decides to leave the fellowship. You might
not have seen what Mitchell, Vicary, Walsh, Perry tried to do to Larry
Gregory when he decided to pull the Fiji church out of the fellowship.
They went after him like a pack of hyenas. They failed in their court bid
to secure the building. Gregory went back to USA and returned only to
preach in Fiji. As soon as he did Mitchell filed summons in the High Court
of Fiji seeking to arrest Gregory unless he paid some $300,000.
Is that the work of a "man of God"? Or, is it, by any chance, the work of
an evil man? You be the judge.
[Surely not every aspect of PH is evil?]
Of course not. But you will find that "all roads lead to Rome". No
matter what they sanction or practice is aimed at one goal: to advance the
interests of the clique who runs the show. Of course, there are some
activities and aspects that are totally neutral. That's what they use to
cloak the real motives with. Only a trained eye can recognise it and that
trained eye is NOT from within.
[They encourage prayer, and from my experience ]
The only "prayer" that they encourage and' in fact' demand is the corporate
"prayer" on top of your voice. Of course, they pay a lip service to the
"closet prayer" but you will find that it also turns to the yelling in
tongues, if there is any at all. Few, if any, can find time for private
prayer in between all those meetings, activities and "fellowships". Those
few who find time for that, and do sincerely pray, God answers and takes
them out of the fellowship, whether they asked for it or not.
[they also encourage bible reading - it seems unlikely that a church which
was knowingly anti-God would do that ]
Of course as long as you read into it what you were taught to read into
it if you ever find time to read it yourself in peace. If you never
tried to present to your pastor what you read in the bible that didn't line
up with what HE wanted you to "know" or not know, you will never know what
is their attitude to you reading your bible. I tied it and got thrown
out of the fellowship IMMEDIATELY. Why? Have I written the book of
Deuteronomy? Is ALL the Scripture profitable for teaching or not? Or, is
it "all scripture that IS profitable (to the fellowship) is good for
teaching"? You will find that it is the latter.
You will NEVER know what evil is until you encounter one. Neither will you
ever know what or who God is until you encounter Him. NOBODY can do it for
While I was in search of the truth, I attempted to clarify some
controversial issue by looking the bible alone. Several years ago I
"discovered" a method, which basically says: "If this what I have come to
believe that is the `work or word of God' has never been included into what
we know as the bible, what would be the consequence? Would God still do
what He intended to do or He wouldn't do it since we didn't know that He
I came with a conclusion that He would and, in fact, it would often be to
our advantage that it was never written in the bible and that we never
heard of it; there would be no confusion. In other words: if God's
creative and saving power depended on my knowledge of that, He is a lame
When you approach the bible, and your faith in God, from that perspective
it opens up a new horizon to you.