I am genuinely shocked that our friends at MCF sided with the elders

Maybe I just think too highly of myself or something. Or of my wife. But I thought people at MCF knew we were genuine honest Bible-based obedient pious living hard working committed to the Lord committed to the leadership (to that point) beyond partiality & lies & all of that So I was shocked thatContinue reading “I am genuinely shocked that our friends at MCF sided with the elders”

XCF churches are wolf-like and plain stupidly delinquent and childish

I just re-read my own post on the ‘farewell damnation’ letter to Simon Doyle (NCF/SCF) by an elder. Not only are these guys wolf-like. They are like babies. How you put up with it Richie (& everyone at MCF/XCF) I can’t fathom? Yes I can. It’s because you are not the kind-hearted fellow you putContinue reading “XCF churches are wolf-like and plain stupidly delinquent and childish”

There was something unique about our leaving

We were the only ones who – to my knowledge – ever left MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship) ‘violently’. By ‘violently’ I mean with a big fuss. Why? I’m not trying to big note myself. Or air dirty laundry. I just want to know why. Everyone else – to my knowledge – didn’t try and rockContinue reading “There was something unique about our leaving”

Is this slander? Is it necessary?

I’m on an early pre-Christmas break so forgive my irregular postings this week. And soon we’ve got a multi-part testimony coming from Simon Doyle which really shows how unhealthy and un-Christian XCF is. Then . . and now. Well. in my mind, it’s not slander if it’s true. And my comments are just my recollectionContinue reading “Is this slander? Is it necessary?”

When did I know it was wrong?

When did I know the teaching and practice of guru headship was wrong? Interesting question. Because in some ways I knew the practice of it, by David Bonham and co, was wrong right from the start. So does that put the fault on me then? No, because MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship) taught just as strongly,Continue reading “When did I know it was wrong?”

The timeline of MCF’s destruction of my life (Part III)

Following on from my first three years at MCF, where I experienced both the good and bad of the move, we then experienced the Big Bang of 1988 (here’s my earlier account). This was the discovery that two senior leaders of MCF, including the founder Ray Jackson Snr, were found to be in immorality, oneContinue reading “The timeline of MCF’s destruction of my life (Part III)”

The timeline of MCF’s destruction of my life (Part II)

After around three good years (see Part I), in 1987, I started realizing that MCF had some genuine semi-cultish ways: 1. The elders seemed aloof. And we almost worshiped them, especially the top dogs. But wasn’t it supposed to be a Priesthood of All Believers? And a truly multiple eldership without top dogs? 2. MyContinue reading “The timeline of MCF’s destruction of my life (Part II)”

The timeline of MCF’s destruction & mean-spirited waste of my life (Part I)

Background MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship), for me, started out as a breath of fresh air. I hadn’t heard about the pre-1992 cultish behaviors. And of course, had no idea what was going to hit us post-1992. I actually loved the Lutheran Church I attended, and Its congregation. But there was absolutely no doubt that thatContinue reading “The timeline of MCF’s destruction & mean-spirited waste of my life (Part I)”

How hurtful was it?

Some of you must be thinking how silly this all is. Well, it isn’t. We were taught, at MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship), gradually, like lobsters boiling alive, that we had to give up all prerogatives. Anything that could be an idol. Of course we all immediately assumed it was the very thing we loved. SessionContinue reading “How hurtful was it?”

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