Sandy Blank went through the big doctrinal changes in the Worldwide Church of God, became thoroughly disillusioned, and walked out.Continue Reading
This blog is an extension of the original website, High-Demand Church…You didn’t see it coming, which tells the story of the Geftakys Assembly. More importantly, the site also hosts an extensive library of information about issues in authoritarian Bible-based groups. What this blog will be doing is re-posting that great information in blog post format, making it much more accessible with tags and categories.
Brent T. launched the original website The Geftakys Assembly.com 2002 to expose corruption in the Geftakys Assembly ministry and call the leaders to take action. Early in 2003 the Geftakys ministry collapsed, and Brent handed over the website to us, Steve and Margaret Irons, to expand it in the direction of understanding and healing from spiritual abuse.
We were former leaders in the Geftakys ministry. We are deeply grieved for the damage we perpetrated on others. Our work on the website and this blog is part of our effort to try to make amends in some small way. Margaret is the blog editor.
(Note: “The Assembly” referred to throughout this blog had no connection with The Assemblies of God, nor with Plymouth Brethren assemblies, other than a common background.)
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In 1970 (before the Assembly began) there was a weekend seminar in George and Betty Geftakys’ home. Some people hungContinue Reading
Once you truly get hold of the reality that you will never be able to do enough to make God happy, then the truth of the gift of grace is staggering….
The Bible has all those commands – pray, study the Bible, etc. In the church I (sometimes) attend now, I constantly hear exhortations about it. Don’t I have to be doing these things in order for God to approve of me?”
Here is a great quote on the sweetness of spiritual freedom from Chuck Swindoll, Grace Awakening, posted on “The CultContinue Reading
Joe Sperling shared a couple of encouraging posts this month on the Assembly board that are especially good for thoseContinue Reading