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worriedmum
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Date Posted:17/08/2007 9:47 PMCopy HTML

Hi all! I have been feeling very depressed lately. My son's become involved with Revival Fellowship. They come and take him to their church in Woodcroft every Sunday. He said he received a holy spirit last year and he spoke in tounges. He also goes to other meetings often and distributes door -to-door leaflets. We were baptised in another mainstream Christian church when he was three, but I never was a frequent church goer, mostly for christening or funerals. I actually always found it difficult to believe in the Bible, as I always prefered scientific explanations for everything in life. I have always been more of an agnostic. So it is a worry to listen to him when he tells me we come from Adam and  Eve and I will burn in hell for not believing in Jesus as the only God. I am afraid I have been pushing him to study too much, and now he is at  a uni, but also turning into a fanatic. As I understand for this church education is not a priority but serving God. He does not touch any alcohol, we had a wedding with my partner of 7 years last summer, he did not raise a glass to us even then. Also he stopped his bodybuilding exercises, and he lost weight. He said it distracts him from his faith. Also, he said - no sex before marriage even if he gets married at 30. He is a good looking guy but shy. I am absolutely devastated by his choice of religion. Why would he need to go into such extremes?  No logic works for  him anymore. I am becoming an atheist since I have been learning more about Christianity. The gap between us is growing.  How do we get cult councelling? What else can I do?
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Re:Hi! Where Do I get help for my son?

Date Posted:04/09/2007 10:36 AMCopy HTML

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I looked at the Edge website.It says ,Edge Church City is located in the former Investigator Science and Technology building.So, it 's closed. Quite symbolic, don't you think?

worriedmum,

You seem to be 'looking' for 'signs' everywhere to support your views.  There is nothing 'symbolic' in a church relocating because there are so many people that they cannot fit them all in and needing a larger venue.

I can tell you most definitely that Edge Church City is NOT closed, I was there the other day. 

There is an African service on Saturday evenings at 6pm, there are three services on Sundays at 9am, 11am and 5pm. The morning services were so full that they had to split into two services at 9am & 11am to fit everyone in.  There is also a youth night on Friday nights at City which gets around 200-400 youth attending. There is also another Edge Church on Grange Road and another very large one at Reynella (near Woodcroft).

Urchin

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Re:Hi! Where Do I get help for my son?

Date Posted:19/05/2008 11:02 PMCopy HTML

Hi All!
Just letting you know - my son left RF in February and hopefully forever. We used cult counselling in Melbourne. He goes to a christian group at his university and to a much less conservative churh and not every Sunday. So I hope he will come to his senses one day as he became more critical of those religious places.
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Re:Hi! Where Do I get help for my son?

Date Posted:20/05/2008 1:52 AMCopy HTML

worriedmum,

That is comforting news. It appears your son wants to go on believing in the things of God, which is a right for each individual to decide for themselves. If this is the case, then we can only encourage him to make sure he doesn't come out of one situation into a similar hell.
Fww, I have found the tradional orthodox churches to be a safe haven and maintain a balance in ones life.

brolga.
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Re:Hi! Where Do I get help for my son?

Date Posted:22/05/2008 7:19 AMCopy HTML

Hey,

I haven't read the entire thread yet, only about half of it.

Worried Mom, I noticed you were talking about possible alternatives/action to take.

I was born into the church and went to Woodcroft until a year and a bit a go. If he is asking "what alternative does he have" I can offer one??

I go to a church down the road that is nothing like the RF (same place as Sea Urchin). You could always let him know that you've spoken to a "young person" who grew up in the RF and left with no particular grievances. I was actually what they considered "super spiritual" when i was there (which just means that I was more passionate about Jesus and less brainwashed than most, coz I actually studied the bible for myself rather than being spoonfed their version). I even used to be what they call an "Evangelist" and they acknowledged me as such and let me organise outreaches etc. 

My hubby wanted to go to a church down the road called Edge and I flat out refused (all those years of indoctrination) as we were constantly told lies about the place. Anyway, long story short, I checked it out and found out that it was a really good church and that most of what we'd been told by the RF (who saw this place as a threat) was a load of garbage....kinda like everything else they say!!

They constantly say "they're the only right place" but i think if you could try and get him along the lines of thinking that there may be other great churches out there too it would help? If you want you could PM me and I can give you my contact details to give to him.

Lots of love and support

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Re:Hi! Where Do I get help for my son?

Date Posted:22/05/2008 7:24 AMCopy HTML

oops, I guess I should've read the latest two posts before I put in my 2 cents.

*sigh*
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