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What Is Spiritual Abuse?
What is spiritual abuse? This will explain the basic purpose for the site.
United Pentecostal Church Minister Mack Charles Andrews: Felony Sexual Charges
Former United Pentecostal Church minister and pastor, Mack Charles Andrews, faces several felony sexual charges relating to at least four minor women and these were allegedly committed while he was a pastor in Thomasville, Alabama.
United Pentecostal Church International Beliefs
What does the United Pentecostal Church believe? Many know about their views on the Godhead and baptism, but are you familiar with other teachings?
United Pentecostal Church History
A place to find information on the history of the Pentecostal and Apostolic movements.
UPC Articles of Faith
The Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church.
Thoughts and Opinions of Current UPC Members
This page gives current United Pentecostal Church members the opportunity to voice their thoughts and opinions on various issues.
The Writings of Lynne Yohnk
Articles written by Lynne Yohnk.
The Writings of Lois Gibson
Articles written by Lois Gibson which deal with various issues surrounding spiritual abuse. Many abusive or controlling churches twist the meaning of certain scriptures.
The Writings of Jason Young
Articles written by former United Pentecostal Church member, Jason Young.
The Writings of Jason Pound
Articles written by Jason Pound, former United Pentecostal Church minister.
The Writings of E.L. Anglin
Articles written by E.L. Anglin.
The United Pentecostal Church 1952 Articles of Faith
Through the years the United Pentecostal Church has made changes to their Articles of Faith. Here is their 1952 version.
The Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church 2005
The Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church.
The Apostolic Congress (a.k.a. Apostolic Coalition & Apostolic Initiative)
The Apostolic Congress is a politcally active group, reportedly representing apostolics in Washington, D.C.
Spiritual Abuse: With a Secondary Focus on the United Pentecostal Church
This site deals with spiritual abuse in Bible-based churches, with a secondary focus on the United Pentecostal Church (UPC).
Spiritual Abuse: With a Secondary Focus on the United Pentecostal Church
This site deals with spiritual abuse in Bible-based churches, with a secondary focus on the United Pentecostal Church (UPC).
Spiritual Abuse & Cult Book & DVD List
A list of books and DVDs dealing with cults and spiritual abuse, grace and legalism, and issues of recovery. A helpful list for those who have been hurt in a church setting.
Special Offers
You can help support this website by taking advantage of these offers.
Reasons
This site deals with the issue of spiritual abuse in Bible-based churches, with a secondary focus on the United Pentecostal Church (UPC). This is the reason for the site.
Other Sites
Links to other sites that deal with spiritual abuse and error in churches and individual ministries. There are also links to general Pentecostal and Apostolic sites.
Organizations & People Dealing With Cults and/or Spiritual Abuse
This page give links to organizations and people who deal with cults, abusive groups and/or spiritual abuse. An area is included on exit counselors.
Open Letter
An open letter written to current members of the United Pentecostal Church to further explain why the spiritual abuse web site exists.
My Experience Dealing With Women's Hair
Does the Bible prohibits a woman from cutting her hair? The United Pentecostal Church claims the Bible forbids a woman to cut her hair for any reason. They translate the word 'long' in I Corinthians 11 to mean 'uncut.'
Issues Pertaining to the UPCI
This page deals with issues relating to doctrine and practices of the United Pentecostal Church. Covered are topics such as baptism, oneness versus trinity, women's hair and the ministerial affirmation.
Information And Articles on Cults, Abuse, Grace And Legalism
This page contains various articles which deal with numerous aspects of abusive churches/groups and/or spiritual abuse.
How You Can Help
How you can help the ministry of the Spiritual Abuse web site.
Feedback
Ex- Members of Abusive Churches Share Their Experiences
A place for those who have been hurt in a church setting to share their experiences. Includes former United Pentecostal Church members as well as those from other church organizations.
Devotionals By Jim Ross
Devotionals by Jim Ross.
Contact Me
This site deals with spiritual abuse in Bible-based churches, with a secondary focus on the United Pentecostal Church(UPC).
Arkansas Church Drops Dress Code
Arkansas UPC church drops dress code.
    
mywritings19 pages
Unworthy Or Worthless?
An article considering what it means to be unworthy and why this does not mean we as Christians are worthless.
UPCI Letter of Transfer
An article about United Pentecostal Ministers denying letters of transfer.
The Question of Authority and Anointing
Just who are God's anointed? Does the ministry have a special extra anointing from God? Can we question those in leadership or correct them?
The Presence of God
An article considering whether or not a church service is without God's presence when there is little to no outward demonstration.
The Movie Divergent & Unhealthy Churches
An article about the movie Divergent and how it relates to unhealthy churches.
The Arrogance of Knowledge
An article considering what it means to hold knowledge in love or in arrogance.
Obedience: Hebrews 13:17 - Does this mean do everything a pastor says?
Just what does Hebrews 13:17 mean when it says to obey them that have the rule over you? Should you do everything the leadership in your church tells you to do?
I Corinthians 12-14
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
Desiring To Be Seen Of Men
An article about outward standards and if they are how Christians
Delusion: To Whom Will God Give This Delusion, And When Will It Happen?
Thinking about leaving your church and found people were saying God has given you over to delusion? An examination of II Thessalonians 2:11.
Comfort: A Ministry of Reconciliation
Comfort has been promised by God to those who are hurting. We are to take this comfort and later comfort another in need. Learn how to make something good come from your trials.
Backslid and Attitudes: Just What Does the Bible Teach About The Subject?
To backslide: just what does this mean to you? Some churches teach an erroneous concept of the true biblical meaning of backsliding. A look at attitudes in the Christian community as well.
Acts 19: A Closer Look
An article about Acts 19 and speaking in tongues.
Acts 10: A Closer Look
An article about Acts 10 and speaking in tongues.
A Review Of Ruth Rieder Harvey's "Reflecting The Glory"
A lengthy review Of Ruth Rieder Harvey's book on holiness standards, 'Reflecting The Glory.'
A Review Of Ruth Rieder Harvey's "Marble Palaces Or Painted Barns"
A lengthy review Of Ruth Rieder Harvey's children's book on holiness standards, 'Marble Palaces Or Painted Barns.'
A Review Of Ruth Rieder Harvey's "Kingdom Clothing"
A lengthy review Of Ruth Rieder Harvey's children's book on holiness standards, 'Kingdom Clothing.'
A Message Found In Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
An article about outward standards and how the movie Santa Claus Is Coming To Town relates to this subject.
"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" & Unhealthy Churches
An article about unhealthy churches and how the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas relates to this subject.
         
corinthians8 pages
I Corinthians 12:7-11
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:27-31
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:21-26
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:14-20
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:12-13
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:1-6 Part Two
A study on 1 Corinthians 12:1-6; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12:1-6
A study on 1 Corinthians 12:1-6; the gifts of the Spirit.
I Corinthians 12-14 Overview
A study on 1 Corinthians 12; the gifts of the Spirit.
    
members18 pages
This is What I Believe
The Switch: Moving Past The Hurts
An article by a current UPC minister who understands about being hurt and what can be involved. He encourages you to make the switch and not allow others to control you any longer.
The Letter of the Law
Terry's Thoughts on Isolation Within the United Pentecostal Church
Terry's experience in the United Pentecostal Church. A current member gives his views on the tendency of the UPC to isolate themselves and consider so many things as wrong.
Religious Abuse on Web Forums - It Goes Both Ways
Debra Tope, a UPC member, shares her thoughts on standards. She experienced abuse from one who believes in the Trinity.
One Woman Shares
A current female UPC member gives her views on following standards and being separate.
Not A Time to Let Down
My Thoughts on Standards
My Encounter With So-Called "god"
Lee McCoy Shares His Thoughts
Lee McCoy, a UPC member, shares his thoughts on standards and spiritual abuse. He sees difficulties in the UPC as well as outside.
Kathy's United Pentecostal Church Experience- A Current Member Shares Her Thoughts
Kathy's Experience in the United Pentecostal Church. A current member gives her views on holiness standards and calls for us to focus on the important matters.
Holiness Standards
Holiness Comment
Dead to the Law
Another UPC Experience
Angela Speaks on Pastors, Bitterness, and Standards
Angela, a current UPC member, gives her views on pastors, bitterness, following standards, and more.
24 Years in the United Pentecostal Church
Vanessa's Oneness Experience
Vanessa, a current UPC member, warns to not let a bad experience with a bad UPCI or holiness/oneness organization turn you from Biblical truth.
    
lynne14 pages
Undershepherds, Sheep and Fences
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
The Walling in of a Reprobate
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
The Transplant
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
The Simple Things
A poem by Lynne Yohnk.
The 55 Mile An Hour Church
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
Puppies and Kitties and Swings
A poem by Lynne Yohnk.
Let Me Build A Bridge
A poem by Lynne Yohnk.
It's A New Day
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
In The Silence
A poem by Lynne Yohnk.
Identity
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
I Like to Be Alone
A poem by Lynne Yohnk.
I Gave It My All
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
Conservative Views Vs. Legalism
An article by Lynne Yohnk that differentiates between conservative views and legalism.
Chrysalis
An article by Lynne Yohnk.
    
jason5 pages
Women and Pants
An article on UPCI standards by Jason Pound, former United Pentecostal Church minister.
The Hair Issue
An article on UPCI standards by Jason Pound, former United Pentecostal Church minister.
My Story
An article about his experience by Jason Pound, former United Pentecostal Church minister.
Make-up and Fingernail Polish are a Sin...
An article on UPCI standards by Jason Pound, former United Pentecostal Church minister.
Jewelry
An article on UPCI standards by Jason Pound, former United Pentecostal Church minister.
    
issues 21 pages
Wife Swap: The Hoover and Meeks Families- February 2007
Kristin and Stephen Hoover of the United Pentecostal Church participate on ABC's
Water Baptism: Essential for Salvation or Not?
Does the act of water baptism take away our sins? Is it a Christian commandment, but not related to removal of sins? Links to articles on both sides of the issue.
UPC Resolution and Position Paper on Preterism
The United Pentecostal Church made an official stand against preterist teachings at the 2005 General Conference and will no longer license ministers that believe preterist teachings.
Tithing: A View that it is not a New Testament Command
A look at whether or not tithing was meant to be practiced in today's church. Is it just an Old Testament teaching or are Christians today commanded to tithe?
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