After 35 years at MCF, after so much promise of good, the place we gave ourselves to turned out to be a church of waste. A waste of humanity.
We literally watched our lives wasting away. I remember at age 35 looking out from the decking thinking, if they are doing this to me in another 10 years, I’ll be 45 and never have done anything I’m actually good at or want to do. Whether in church, business, work, hobbies or travel.
And I let it happen to me. In the end we waited until I was 49 in 2016 to leave that hell on earth.
It didn’t matter whether we wanted to start a business, or a Bible study or a craft group or change jobs. No matter what we wanted to do, it was too much of an expression of us and we were banned or delayed by 3, 5, 7 years. Or decades. Until it couldn’t work. Or . . never.
When I did hit age 49, almost 15 years later, I realized I had indeed lost almost my entire life to this place of fantastic promise and initially well-meaning leaders . . but leaders who had ALLOWED THEMSELVES to become utter bastards. No common decency. No true love or care. Absolutely zero duty of care. Living in complete unreality, yet thinking they were the masters of reality.
We fully understand where Melbourne CHristian Fellowship was coming from. God values humility. But this was ridiculous! No one was allowed to do ANYTHING! For decades! This was psychological abuse. And we weren’t allowed to talk to each other about it.
I now call it the ‘Satanic Church of the Vegetative State‘.
Because it is.
Everyone is waiting for an elder to ask them to do something. Anything. Maybe for decades.
It is a Satanic level of inactivity going on there.