Josh19 Posted August 14, 2020 Share Posted August 14, 2020 I never thought I will say this, after 40 years of being a Christian - How I wish I never met Jesus and its over zealous followers. What I thought a chance encounter with a fellow student as a divine appointment is one single most tragic event in my life. As a gullible young man longing for friendship, I surrendered under relentless "witnessing to say sinner's prayer in 1975 and accepted the mind control of an extremist ministry group whose unofficial motto by some "spiritual giant" team leaders was "never dater". Dating was, as proudly proclaimed by these leaders, were too distracting to serve God. What was the utmost daily activities were Cold turkey witnessing, memorizing the scriptures, mandatory discipleship activities. Even you felt like crap, you had to psyche yourself up to appear to be spiritual, to show that you are worthy of the calling. The team leader talked about " body count, close the sale" in the number of people accepted Christ through their campus ministry. For the good part of the years afterwards, my brain was programmed to do the same, giving up time with my kids to do God's work. How I hate it !! Hardly a day went by since I walked away from my Christian faith that I do not regret and feel angry of the time cheated. Time I should be spending with my kids or have a hobby to enjoy life. 8 years ago, I walked away from Christ. It was not perfectly happy life but I felt so liberated that I no longer have to prepare for church services or felt guilty for not saving another soul. I would like say to all those self appointed soul winners - leave other people alone, do not impose your idea of happy life to others. And to this ministry group, that I heard have learned their lesson to be more sensitive to young believers, you own I and others an apology for life that were so rudely interrupted. 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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