Note: My former pastors/elders at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley use undue influence on church members, complete with threats in meetings that church members are ordered to, demands for “obedience” to a senior pastor (Cliff McManis) with FAKE degrees incluing a FAKE Ph.D. from a diploma mill, excommunications and shunnings of church members who used an iota of critical thinking skills, and outright lying. NeoCalvinist churches like GBFSV and other high-control groups/authoritarian groups are notorious for whipping their members into obedience via undue influence.
Undue Influence is widespread in today’s world, and our goal is to proof society against undue influence in all its forms.
[From the archives.] Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think I could be Han Solo?” Her hesitation? Han Solo is not a woman or girl, […]
What About Privilege, Justice, and Social Responsibility? So much has been written about “white privilege” in recent weeks in relation to discrimination against people of color. In the “take the knee” debate, one side wants to raise awareness of a systemic racism problem in the USA, while the other insists that this is just blatant…
A Scriptural response to the question of adult children with controlling parents following the command “Children obey your parents.”
A letter asked for help with Scriptures that teach “children obey your parents,” not just when a young child is being told to sin, but also when an adult child is being controlled. To answer the question, I look at the Greek words, the context, and other admonitions in the Scriptures.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share to raise awareness in your circles! “I thought my dreams were about to come true when I [finally] got married. I left my family, friends, and my job as a pastor in Canada to move to the U.S. for love. I had waited a long time to…