Damaged Disciples: Casualties of Authoritarian Churches and the Shepherding Movement, Ron and Vicki Burks, 1992. Ron was taught to subject himself totally to his disciplers in the shepherding movement. Vicki was taught to submit to her husband. This is their story of struggling to break free and rebuild their lives. For Vicki, it is the story of rescuing her “self” from non-being. Ron later earned his PhD. in counseling and was on staff at Wellspring. Here is his dissertation, Cognitive Impairment In Thought Reform Environments. http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~rb267689/
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Identifying a False Prophet (updated)
1. How to Identify a False Prophet
2. How to Figure out when you got a Wolf by the Tail
3. Purpose of these studies
4, We can discern a false prophet by:
---His fruit - What he does or produces by his life and ministry.
---His methods - How he does what he does.
---His Character - What he is, or what is in his heart (as seen by the outworking of his life).
5. Final Exhortation
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