Fwd: From the other side of the door
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I was a member of Victory Chapel for 5 years. I left around the time
my Pastor, Ron Jones, broke with the Prescott church. I can remember
the control, however.
I was in a domestically violent marriage. The women and clergy of
the church told me to just be nicer. Of course this didn't work. I
put my kids at risk and my family. Eventually I ended up trying to
When I left the church, I also left my marriage. I didn't know what
to do, or what the will of God was since someone had been telling me
what the will of God was for 5 years. I was told that if I backslid
from the church, I would go to hell. If I did anything wrong, I
would go to hell. I really tried to have a relationship with God,
but I felt there was something in the way. Maybe it was that sense
that I had somehow committed the unforgiveable sin. Maybe it was
that although I believed in God, I was still a sinner. Maybe it was
just me. I believe that God was always with me during these times.
He seemed far away.
It wasn't until I recently joined a church and I was lovingly
recieved with no pre conditions. (while we were yet sinners, Christ
died for us)that I began to have a tangible relationship with God.
Only God knows the timing on this. Only God knows why it was so
difficult to come to grips with my walk at Victory Chapel and my walk
with God now.
I wonder if anyone else had this same problem. Maybe they can help
me understand what happened. Did you have problems with your
relationship with God after you left.
I have had many friends who never tried to rejoin a church after this
atleast not that I know of. I wonder.
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