A friend of mine, Sônia Acioli, is passionate to expose the cult she was involved in, so now we have this website, The Truth About the Evergreen Center (link). Please read it to see one possible permutation a cult can take, substituting grievous rules and regulations in place of the righteousness, sanctification, and redemption we have in Jesus Christ.
Please consider sharing to let others know of this cult so that potential victims can be warned.
For those who say we should talk only about good things . . . well, heh, you’re probably not reading my blog anyway because you know I don’t hold to that. Remember Ephesians 5:11-17:
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
It is the job of all believers to expose rottenness and corruption, manipulation and abuse, where it is found. My friend Sônia’s hope is that others who have come out of this cult will also speak out, in order to protect future victims.
For the Kingdom,