Monday, December 14, 2009

Article on Spiritual Abuse from California newspaper

There is an article in the Sacramento newspaper about Christians involved with a controling pastor and their choice to FREE themselves and leave him. Maybe someday there will be an article about people who freed themselves from Besa and Nuh and hedaya! Definitely read this.

Looking back on how the pastor expected members to ask him for advice on everything from where to shop to what to watch on TV, Sapp keeps asking herself the same questions: Why, and how?

"It's not as if you join a church one day and promise to do everything they say," Sapp said. "It happens slowly. I would have done anything for the church."

Sapp was wrestling with the fine line between obedience and what is called "spiritual abuse," in which congregants follow the demands of their faith leaders to the detriment of their well-being. The dilemma isn't new, but the increased awareness is.

Doesn't that sound like these sufi shaykhs? Read the rest of it and be amazed that the so-called "Islamic" cult of these Sufis is so much like the Christian cults that they escaped from.