Month: October 2017

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Got a Question? Just ASK?

In the hopes of extending the works of DivideTheWord.blog, we have created an Ask? page on the blog to allow anyone to ask questions anonymously. There are many excellent websites out there, such as gotquestions.org, so we will just be another avenue for you to ask things you might not normally have […]

Exposing the Gospel of Fear: Fearmongering

Dictators, Cult leaders, and Abusers all use fear to control their victims. Fear of retribution, fear of being alone, or losing self without their presence, fear of the ‘outside’, fear that they are right and all else is wrong. Fear that without them, you are nothing. Fear is the most […]

Addressing Pentecostals – Are you all the same?

So recently, I’ve had several #dyedinthewool Pentecostals attack me, mostly on Social Media for the things I write about, expressing my 15-year experience in an abusive Pentecostal church. And as I told one lady the other day who tried to claim I was nothing but a root of bitterness that […]

Goodbye. I’m off to Paradise.

No really, in about 20 hours my journey from Oregon -> San Francisco, from San Francisco -> Hawaii begins, embarking on a much needed 12 days get away with family, and no work. Ok who am I kidding, I’m sure work will follow. But I am off to paradise! My thoughts, […]

Sacrificing the Word for the Experience

Something I heard said repeatedly by the leaders of the former church should have been the noose that hung them out to dry, yet the blind, who are thus led by the blind, eat up the words of a charismatic leader like chocolate covered coffee beans. They always said, “You must […]

Matthew 23 Explained: Modern Scribes & Pharisees (Long Read)

I knew a church where there was an annual party, a celebration, pat on the back to the pastor, that usually netted him $7,000-$10,000 in money or gifts from the congregants, disguised as a preaching conference. In fact, there were teams who went around asking for the money. An anniversary service […]

Why do some legalists forbid wearing Jewelry and Makeup?

If you’ve ever been in a legalistic church, such as UPCI/Pentecostal churches, you’ve no doubt heard two things about wearing Jewelry and Makeup: Jezebel, and 1 Timothy 2:9 which says, “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or […]

The Fallacy of Spiritual Fathers / Delegated Authority

Many things led me to leave the Apostolic Pentecostal denomination, but the most prominent reason was the dictatorial and cult leader control some pastors take over God’s heritage – the flock. They believe God gave them [pastors] authority over the daily lives of the saints in the Church. But did […]

Scribes and Pharisees in Pastors Clothing

The further and further I remove myself from my religious origins the clearer the Word becomes to me. For one with a 3-year degree from Texas Bible College, I humbly realize how little I knew and know of the Word’s real meaning. I’m wise in the dogmas and ambles of […]