March 14th, 2011
This article is more about the leaven of Discipleship in the Church of Harvest, its strong arm tactics, along with their extreme egotistical view that they are the only right on church upon the earth to the point that if anyone would depart from their church – they might well lose their salvation. The evil fruits of chewed up and spat out Christians, living in great fear of their disobedience of God for having departed from this specific church and its brand of ministry.
While on paper it may appear that we would agree with much of their teaching – the Gospel of Jesus Christ has much to say concerning how churches and ministries seek to implement their arrays of doctrine.
Simply put: it is the Spirit from which this gospel is to be dispensed that has eluded the theologians of Churchianity since the passing of the Apostles. Said another way that which is of the flesh is flesh and will always remain flesh no matter how you dress it up or what scriptures you put in its mouth for show. This Church is flesh and their light is darkness. (Look it up)
to a new blogger there are some big problems at Church of the Harvest in
This article has some of the best description of what Discipleship, Shephardship, Submission Teaching, and whatever other lofty names they may call this heretical authority teaching.
amount of what is written in the article below sounds all too familiar to you,
YOU ARE IN THE
NO MATTER WHAT THEY PROMISE, NO MATTER WHAT THEY THREATEN – ABOUT YOU MISSING GOD FOR YOUR LIFE, ABOUT YOU BEING CURSED BY GOD FOR YOUR DISOBEDIENCE AND REBELLION – YOU MUST DETERMINE TO CUT YOURSELF OFF FROM ALL OF THEM (Friends, family, the good worship, the seemingly good teaching etc, etc, etc.) This can be the hardest decision of your life, Pray seek God earnestly and cry out for his leading and guidance and the Lord will reveal Himself and His will to you so that you can enter greener pastures. In time your decision to stand against these teachings and the ministries that seek power that neither Jesus Christ nor the Apostles ever exerted in the New Testament – may reap great benefits in others coming to seek you out and even follow your example. Take heart oh little lamb.
You have no idea how cultish Mark and DiDi's
church is. (Church of the Harvest,
They are so controlling and they try to rip families apart. This is a serious warning. They try to pull the loyalty away from parents (which is a God-given, legitimate relationship) to the church and the leadership.
Things that were said to a friend: "My parents and I are the only thing that stands between you and the wrath of God", "Your parents don’t love God because they are not in church every time the doors are open - please process this on your own, without your parents", "You will never be blessed if you leave", "You can not take any of God’s promises with you that have been spoken over you at this church", "I’m not even sure you’re saved", "You’ll never find a church holier than ours".
Seriously, you have no idea what goes on in that Church. I weep for the destruction that they cause in their wake. The church is so deceptive, they mix so many unsound things with random Biblical truths (Wrapping a false doctrine in a verse or two that were never meant to mean X Y or Z nor were these things even implied by Jesus Christ or the Apostles) and the people that are there live in fear. (More of these Preachers and their henchmen rather than the Holy fear of God) If you ever saw the inside of Mark and Diane Bryan’s church and how it really operates your heart would break. Church of the Harvest is not just a wacky MFI church. These people are dangerous and cruel beyond anything you have every experienced.
Sadly, they view any criticism of Church of the Harvest or the
Some of these people that "get out", well it’s hard to describe the psychological damage that’s been done to them. They are usually broken, broken, broken people. The emotional and spiritual abuse that happens at Church of the Harvest is shocking. People that come out of their literally have shell shock and what’s that other disorder that people get after fighting in wars? They ask you to violate your conscience over and over again. Many people buy into it hook, line and sinker because it appeals to our natural man. "You tell me what to do, I’ll do it, then I’ll go to heaven".
It is so sad to see the monster Dick Iverson has created with MFI … and
many, many other "churches" that have come out of
Well here you go current and former COTH members. Here is the time for you to see the truth and for the truth to make you free.
Members going home and the road opens and swallows them for speaking against the church and its ministers. God and the church are the same thing, if you love God you go to church, this is loving the head but loving the body. Implies this is all scriptural. (90 percent of all NT references to the word church are the local church. (Agape teaching) mentions again murmuring and those speaking against the church mentioned discipleship more than once in regards to discipling themselves and then in the final prayer mentioned the term point blank.
(Why study the commandments of Christ)