Multitudes of sincere and trusting believers are caught unawares in the virtually invisible web of religious captivation in certain Charismatic and Neo-Pentecostal churches. They are unwitting victims of spiritual abuse, psychological enslavement, and various forms of exploitation perpetrated under the heavy-hand of hyper-authoritarianism. That is to say, the leadership of the church-group of which they are a part is dominating, controlling, manipulating, and exploiting their followers for personal gain and private kingdom-building.
High-profile incidences of authoritarian abuse and exploitation in Christian churches that emerge from time to time are only the tip of the iceberg. The truth of the matter is: ecclesiastical enslavement and exploitation is widespread in some sectors of Christendom, but the perpetrators, many of whom are prominent and respected church leaders, often go to great lengths to disguise it and have thus far been successful in concealing it.
Moreover, it is transpiring in churches/groups espousing otherwise orthodox Christian beliefs, whose membership is comprised of a cross section of average Americans -- individuals and families -- of every race, education level, station, and walk of life, rather than radical, fringe religious sects and cults as many would suppose.
Though religious predomination is certainly nothing new, and hyper-authoritarianism is by no means limited to the Neo-Pentecostal branch of the Church, it has especially flourished in the Charismatic and so-called "third wave" groups since it was infused into the very fabric, foundation, and functions of that branch of the Church in the early- to mid-1970s via what became known as the "Discipleship/Shepherding Movement." The doctrines and practices spawned in that movement remain an integral part of the operations and culture of many churches and groups yet today.
Charismatic Control shows readers how -
* to recognize unBiblical hyper-authoritarian doctrines and practices;
* how they became a widespread, integral part of the Neo-Pentecostal church;
* why these teachings and practices are outright witchcraft/sorcery, authored by Satan Himself;
* "The 33 Signs of Authoritarian Abuse"; and,
* "The Fifteen Common Control Mechanisms" employed by hyper-authoritarian groups and leaders.
This concise but powerful booklet was adapted from the book, Charismatic Captivation, also written by Dr. Lambert. It was published in response to the requests of many readers of the "big book" for a condensed version they could give to loved ones and acquaintances who they believed were part of a dominating and controlling church or ministry. Thousands have "seen the light" of the Truth with the help of the liberating message of this booklet!
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|Size: ||218 KB|
|Publisher: ||Real Truth Publications|
|Date published: || 1997|
|ISBN: ||9781887915069 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|