Category Archives: cult and occult

Part 3, Why Many Catholics Still Won’t Leave: Signs and Wonders

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Part 1, “Introduction”       Part 2, “Family and Institution Grooming” Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ … Continue reading

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On Discerning the Difference Between Religious Phenomena from Upgraded Old Catholic “Mystical Experiences” and Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are … Continue reading

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Mind Control, Part 2: “History and Applications” (article, quotes, comments)

My Introduction: What follows is an extensive and detailed article on the history and applications of mind control. I have copied the article’s own introductory quotes as my own (shocking) lead-in to the entire article itself, which is linked here, … Continue reading

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Hallmarks of Spiritual Abuse and Sally’s Story (© 2018, Sally Richardson)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Introduction: Today’s post is a contribution from a reader in the UK who shares her story of spiritual abuse in several churches. She also presents a list of the hallmarks of such churches, which aligns with the … Continue reading

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“Responding to Spiritual Abuse at Authoritarian Churches” by Dale Rudiger

Below is another excellent article in a series by Dale Rudiger who blogs at The Ex-Catholic Journal. It is an important read, I believe, not just for ex-Catholics, but for anyone in churches who, by way of false doctrines, desire to … Continue reading

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Is It REALLY “God Talking” or Commanding? Three Ways To Know–and What Jesus Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila SHORT ANSWER Note–the 3 verses below are taken from the Interlinear Bible, thus, the unfamiliar syntax  and (lack of) punctuation. For three there are bearing testimony in heaven the Father the Word and the Holy Spirit and … Continue reading

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The Power of God’s Word versus the Powers of the Hegelian Dialectic and Synchronized Brainwaves. What?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. (Mark 4:24 KJV). Hear, as in “to … Continue reading

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