| DO NOT BE A DONKEY!|
Be ye not as the horse, [or] as the mule,
[which] have no understanding:
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle,
lest they come near unto thee.
Psalm 32:9 here
Recently we have had folks trying to educate us on the purpose of our own blog; and also there have been quite a few snarky comments that we haven't published. There have also been a few that we have held off on publishing to allow the sincere and earnest writers time to heal. To clear things up we would like to let everyone know clearly what the purpose of our blog is.
We are here to provide a safe place for former ntcc members to share their testimonies and find healing from the abuse they suffered by the manipulative ntcc leadership.
- We are also here to expose the ntcc for the double-standard hypocrisy that defines them and to expose the ntcc leadership for doing the very things that they preached against and used as weapons to destroy the lives of so many souls.
- We also want to reach out to current members of the ntcc, and let them know that there is abundant spiritual freedom outside of the ntcc.
One former member shared with us that the most egregious teaching of the ntcc was that if you left the organization that you left God. That just ain't so. God is everywhere. He dwells in you, the believer... more There won't be a "New Testament Christian Church Members Only" sign hanging over the Pearly Gate! mIke kekel won't be standing there the way people say that the Apostle Peter does, deciding who enters and who doesn't. That's not their job. God decides based on one thing alone: The finished work of the cross. Don't let these phonies in ntcc or anyone else fool you into thinking that they are "the one true church" and "if God saved you here, you have to stay here". Phooey! I got born in a hospital, but I moved on shortly thereafter and with no adverse effects! Just because you got born again there, doesn't mean you have to stay there! Don't be deceived by their double-talk and deceitful methods like them trying to say that God used the ntcc to save you, so why go anywhere else. God used an ass, a donkey, to preach to the wayward prophet Balaam (Num 22 (all) but esp. Num 22:28 here). Being used by God doesn't make anyone or anything some kind of spiritual maverick. Honestly, you'd probably be better off riding a donkey and have a better shot at getting into heaven than you would by trying to follow the ntcc doctrines of devils. Don't let them guilt trip you into staying with them. They don't own you. Jesus does. You are Christ's (I Cor 3:23 here, and Gal 3:29 here); and He can lead you anywhere He likes, if you let Him. :o)
|Mark 10:13-16 here and|
Luke 18:15-17 here
We do not scrutinize every testimony that comes in with that fault-finding attitude that the ntcc had towards us. You know - the way they critically rake their eyes over you as you enter the church; so that you feel like you are "running the gauntlet". Or the way they put you down and say "He'll never build a work for God." How is that Christ-like? Anyway, ... We don't know the complete accuracy of each testimony shared; but we do try to get as many details as possible before publishing; and we also have refrained from publishing when we suspected that the person was lying or when someone wants us to respect their anonymity. Some have shared things with us and have asked us not to publish for fear of retribution to loved ones who are still in ntcc; and we respect these requests and have not compromised their wishes to not publish or share this information. But maybe they should reconsider their stance. Maybe God would use any such retribution to open the eyes of those loved ones as to what type of people they are who govern the ntcc.
One of our ultimate goals is to let people have a voice; but sometimes there is no way of knowing whether everything is true or if there are embellishments. In those cases we give the benefit of doubt to the to the victims; because they usually have no voice anywhere else. That's why we do what we do; and we will continue to do so as God directs. We want people to feel comfortable posting their side of events. The ntcc does not allow this. They screen and vet everything that is shared in public (and in private - those spy networks are en force); and if someone crosses an ntcc boundary by having a thought and expressing it, the borg will put an end to it fast; and that person will be humiliated, ostracized, and demonized by the borg leaders. That's a fact Jack!
We also reserve the right to publish or not to publish comments. We have been getting a lot of very disrespectful and downright filthy comments. Julie's testimonies have made a lot of folks really mad for some reason. But what is really interesting about the haters of Julie is that they will admit that her testimonies are true, but they will tear her down and use every fowl word they can find to do so. They lack substance, so they resort to mud-slinging and name-calling, cursing continually as they go. What's striking about all this is that the ntcc has not come out and denied one allegation that Julie has brought forward. Instead they try to attack our character and try to belittle and discredit us. To us it is only one more "token of their evident perdition" - (proof that they are hellbound) as it is written: (Phl 1:28 Philippians). We will not publish any comments that attack Julie with derogatory titles and name calling but do absolutely nothing to contribute to our mission. Julie has remained steadfast and true to her testimony. We get so much correspondence that talks about how despite Ralph and Joan St. Clair abusing Julie, they really are good people and should be forgiven. Abusers are not "good people". Let's be clear on that. We also get a bunch of whacked-out comments that say that Julie should keep it all to herself and not go public: These are private matters. Wake up folks! That's just abusers' code talk for: Just shut your mouth and bend over. Wouldn't that be nice for all of those ntcc abusers and sex offenders? Sshh! It's a family secret! Ennh! Wrong answer. "If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it!" -- Regina Brett more
We also have no interest in arguing with other eX-members publicly as to the validity of what is shared on our blog. Every single person has a right to their own opinion to include us; and blogs are generally opinion based by nature of the topics. The ntcc would like nothing more than for us to pick each other apart publicly while they laugh at us. If we do that, then they don't have to worry; they can sit back and continue to abuse people and get rich doing so without anyone calling them out. I've disagreed publicly with others and even with other blog moderators; but I always did so in a respectful fashion. I've never gone on someone else's blog and jacked them up like an ntcc pastor would. If you are out there and you want to disagree, that's fine. We've published our share of dissenting comments; and we've taken our share of criticism. People like Lisa, Pam, Lori and Julie have felt comfortable sharing their history with us because we do not throw them under the bus. Each of them had a testimony; and they validated each other. These women are extremely brave to come forward and share their history with all of our readers. And we seek to protect them and give them an environment where it is safe to share their stories.
We were all manipulated in one way or another by the ntcc. Some might think that the victims allowed themselves to be manipulated, and that they welcomed the things that happened to them. That's just ignorant! Do you really think a fifteen year old boy wants to be coerced or forced into having anal and oral sex with a sixty year old geezer like Sandusky? Do you think a fifteen year old wants to remember that for the rest of his life? What if the pervert pays the victims? Does that make it alright? Don't be naive. That's just hush money! Do you say, "Well, the fifteen year old boy allowed it to happen."? Stop blaming the victim! Prosecute these predators! In every instance of sexual abuse that we've shared on this blog, there is a manipulative mind-controlling authority figure getting his rocks off by coercing young brainwashed cult members into committing sexually deviant acts with him; and in many cases it was just outright rape. You might hold the opinion there are no victims; but we don't share that opinion, nor does the law.
There's a reason why perverts call youngsters "jail bait"! It's because those perverts know they will go to jail if they get caught taking advantage of a young person's na·ive·té.
There are people that will never share their stories online because they don't want to be accused of the very things that they were supposed to be protected from. We are not here to disqualify anyone. If we feel that there is some validity to what they are sharing then we reserve the right to publish. We report; you decide. But don't expect us to fit into your opinion of what is fair and balanced. The victims of this abuse did not get what was fair or balanced! So we are here to represent them and, for the first time, give them a voice and a safe place to share what really happens in the ntcc.
We actually are pretty fair and balanced, if you think about it. We allow the voices of others to be heard. That's pretty fair when you consider that the victims didn't have a voice in the ntcc. It also balances the scales when you expose the hypocrisy in the ntcc. We got "blasted" for breaking man-made rules; so now we expose the ntcc leadership for breaking God's rules. We don't owe the ntcc anything; and we don't wish to advance their cause in any way.
We hold no grudges against anyone. We hope this post helps people realize what our purpose is. If we disagree with your point of view, we don't do it out of hate or malice. We don't claim to be the only voice of reason, or the most popular. We are trying to be one outlet in which people can receive help and support from any abuse they may have experienced, or are experiencing.
We also would like to thank all those who have contributed. There are folks out there that have done great work; and they don't want recognition; but they are every bit as responsible for helping the victims of this abusive organization. We have made a lot of friends, (and some enemies, unfortunately); but it's been worth the effort; and we are thankful to all who have contributed throughout the years. We know there are many who have done all they can and have moved on with their lives; and that's great; we wish you the best. We don't plan to blog for the rest of our lives; but as long as we have the passion for it and feel that we are in God's will, we will continue.