COAVA 4 – Reasons Not To Submit to a Corrupt Spiritual Authority

Here is video 2 in the Confessions of a Valor Alumna series. I discuss how spiritual abuse can be disguised as “spiritual authority” at Rod Parsley’s ministry and bible college.

6 thoughts on “COAVA 4 – Reasons Not To Submit to a Corrupt Spiritual Authority

  1. Familiar with watchman nee .in prison ministry
    went through a lot of suffering..
    Praying for the ministry God has given you..


  2. 100% I wanna write more later because there is so much I relate to in this. But for now, thank you and (clap clap clap clap clap)


  3. I would enjoy going through this in even more detail since there are so many parallels to my story, but I’ll just say a few highlights and especially that scary book itself. I only left WoF/NAR this year and only realized WHC was part of it maybe 5 months ago. It has felt like a rocket launch out of that movement.
    I was pretty much born into it. My parents started going to WHC back in 1990 when I was still in nursery. As soon as I was old enough to hold still for a little while, I was in big church. I remember the first “Repairers of the Breach” sermon and thinking things like “yeah, I’m a son of Perez”. (Spirit of the Breaker messages.) I vaguely remember Lester Sumralls funeral in May 1995. There are still leaders there that remember me as “the little girl in frilly dresses.” I visited as late as last year (although at that point it had been a few years.) My dad went to what was then WHBI for some semesters between 92 and 94. I realized in watching your video they must have used the Spiritual authority book even then, because I tried to read it when I was in my early teens. I remember it being the hardest book I ever read. It took about a year and a half to get through it a few paragraphs at a time. I thought it was because it was so deep, but having read through the Bible in less time, I also remember being disturbed and scared by Nee’s references to the Koran rebellion and etc. I’m not sure if WHC got their structure from the book or not, but if they did it was probably handed down from Lester Sumrall, because of parallels I have read in his books. When I took the class with “Elder C” I excelled because by then I was already thoroughly indoctrinated.
    Everything else you say is also so right on. Study time was hard to come by (I attended 07-08, before it was Valor); I became the odd one who carried books everywhere. I worked a campus job and lots of volunteering. When my parents were there they volunteered a lot, too. The pressure to give was intense. The demanded “respect”, the enforced legalism (sort-of in a good way, but undercover and not dealing with hearts or in mercy at all)… I could go on, but I absolutely agree (now) wish your assessments matching mine and my parents’ experiences even back to the early days of WHC.

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