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AP reveals alleged physical and emotional abuse in World of Faith Fellowship


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The Associated Press recently published an expose in which 43 former congregants of the World of Faith Fellowship religious sect, based in Spinsdale, North Carolina, claimed they were physically and emotionally abused in the church.

They were “regularly punched, smacked, choked, slammed to the floor or thrown through walls in a violent form of deliverance meant to ‘purify’ sinners by beating out devils,” AP wrote.

Two assistant prosecutors in North Carolina, who were ministers of the church, have been charged with sabotaging investigations into the secretive sect. They allegedly provided legal advice and participated in a mock trial for four congregants who were charged with harassing a former member.

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I can, somewhat, relate to this. Some years ago, in a very small rural town, I was asked to go with a friend to a tiny Word Faith church. I doubt if more than 10-12 people ever came; most all were family (related to the pastor). Now and then, and outsider would come, attend for awhile and left (some like me came and went several times). When I began to question some of the doctrines (quietly to myself at first, and then out loud)..I began to realize I was slowly, but surely being ‘frozen out’ of this close knit group. Since I don’t speak in tongues, openly rebuke the devil, cast out demons and prophesy over the church (overflowing with people, which NEVER happened), prophecies brought to the pulpit from any Word Faith preacher I had or hadn’t heard of)(which never came to pass either); I began easing out of this church. It took 2 times for me to leave and I haven’t been back. This is like being with a do things THEIR way or you leave. One or the other.

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