Thursday 18 February 2016


Sovereign Grace Churches (aka Sovereign Grace Ministries aka People of Destiny International) is an evangelical Christian group which began in the USA.

Its two founders are CJ Mahaney and Larry Tomczak.

Sovereign Grace founders Larry Tomczak and C.J. Mahaney

Larry Tomczak wrote God, the Rod, and Your Child’s Bod, which recommends spanking children and teaching kids to comply with orders willingly, completely, and immediately.

In 2011, Mahaney announced that he would be taking a leave of absence while a team reviewed charges brought against him of "pride, unentreatability, deceit, sinful judgment, and hypocrisy."

Larry Tomczak was alleged to have sexually abused and assaulted a young person over a period of twenty-five years.

The February 2016 issue of Washingtonian Magazine exposes the sexual abuse of children at Sovereign Grace Ministries.

Freelance journalist Tiffany Stanley spent 10 months uncovering reports of child rape in Sovereign Grace churches over the last 30 years, particularly at the Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

The Sex Scandal that Devastated a Suburban Megachurch

Tiffany Stanley says: "Evangelical ministries are now facing their own abuse crises... 

"I’m thinking of reports about Josh Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting and Bill Gothard, a Christian homeschooling advocate.

"I’m also thinking about Buzzfeed’s recent story on Jesus People USA and Kiera Feldman’s 2012 investigation of abuse in a Tulsa megachurch."

The CIA and Mossad are fully aware that many Christian leaders have their Dark Side.


Anonymous comments:

Many people have lots of pain hidden away inside themselves.

Try not thinking about pink elephants for five minutes? 

Did it work?

Carl Jung spoke about accepting our dark side.

I used to be concerned that this meant to be equally dark and equally good, but not so.

When we accept our dark side we can forgive ourselves and then we can forgive others for their failings too.

When we accept our dark side we don't act out on it, we just understand, it and not hate ourselves so much because of it.

Then we find peace, and peace is bliss.

Carl Jung and family

According to Carl Jung: "We all must do what Christ did. We must make our experiment.

"We must make mistakes. We must live out our own version of life.

"And there will be error. If you avoid error you do not live."

The Psychotherapist & Self Acceptance.

According to the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, there is a 'dark side' to all our personalities.

Think of anger, greed, fear and lust.

This 'dark side', or 'shadow', is usually hidden within our 'subconscious'.

The 'dark side' or 'shadow' should not be seen as necessarily always 'evil'.

For example, there would be no marriages or children without there being a little 'lust'.

It is extreme or out-of-control lust that is evil.

If we get angry about injustice, that is no bad thing, so long as we remain rational and do not go berserk.

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy: What is the "Shadow" by Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D.

Jesus appears to have had his 'shadow'.

Jesus faced temptations in the desert.

He cursed the fig tree.

The Psychology of Jesus — Chapter 3 — David McKenna

Our rulers want us to be excessively angry, greedy, frightened and lustful.

However, there is also a 'good side' to all of us.

Fr. John A. Sanford, in his 1970 book The Kingdom Within, sees Jesus's instruction "love your enemies" as an attempt to help us deal with all the parts of the whole, the 'dark side' and the 'good side', without hurting anyone.

Professor Wallace Clift has looked at Jung's view of humanity as "a story of developing consciousness".

Clift sees this as being similar to Jesus's idea of the 'Holy Spirit' working to improve us.

Jung called the 'dark side' the 'Shadow' and he reckoned that it comes from our animal ancestors.

Jung wrote: ‘"The shadow is that hidden, repressed, for the most part inferior and guilt-laden personality whose ultimate ramifications reach back into the realm of our animal ancestors and so comprise the whole historical aspect of the unconscious."

When the 'dark side' emerges, for example in a War I or in a divorce, many people look for scapegoats.

We demonise our enemy.

There is a tendency to blame everything that goes wrong on Moslems or Jews or Blacks or Gays or Gypsies.

Most people deny their 'shadow', unconsciously 'projecting' it onto others so as to avoid confronting it in oneself.

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy: What is the "Shadow" by Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D.

Each of us should accept that we have a 'dark side' or 'shadow'.

The shadow is most dangerous when it is repressed and projected onto others.

When we will not acknowledge our dark side, we are at risk of becoming mentally ill and starting a war.

The 'saint' should acknowledge his or her 'dark side'.

Jekyll was saintly, but he hid and did not acknowledge his other side, Hyde, who was evil.

Jekyll's personality was split rather than whole.

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy: What is the "Shadow" by Stephen A. Diamond, Ph.D.

When the CIA and its friends use their Monarch mind-control programme to brainwash children, they create in the children more than one personality.

One personality may the 'normal' personality and another may be the 'assassin' or sex slave'.

As mentioned above, the 'shadow' or 'dark side' contains positive some qualities.

Fear can be useful, if it keeps us safe.

Jung believed that most of us have lost touch with certain parts of our selves.

Jung believed that we should not try to be 'normal' because that means suppressing our real self, including the 'shadow'.

The healing of the disturbed person comes when they stop trying to be 'normal' and conformist.

We need to accept our 'shadow' and see that it involves some normal instincts and creative impulses.

Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion (Springer Verlag, 2009) / Anger, Madness, and the Daimonic: The Psychological Genesis of Violence, Evil, and Creativity (SUNY Press, 1996) / Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of Human Nature (Tarcher/Putnam, 1991) - all by Stephen A. Diamond,

To be a good Christian you have to be fully aware of the 'shadow'.

Jesus asked us to consider our own faults, before we look at the faults of others.

Jesus had dinner with tax collectors and sinners.

Jesus had his difficult moments.

"And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave the house or town. Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgement for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town...

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!...woe to you, blind guides...You blind fools!...You blind men!...You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?"

Jesus was not necessarily kind to pigs or Greeks.

"The moment the evil spirits were cast into the pigs, they rushed headlong from the steep bank onto the lake and were drowned."

"The woman was a Greek ... she begged Jesus to drive the demons out of her daughter. 'First let the children eat all they want,' he told her, 'for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to the dogs.'"

Rejection of Pascal's Wager: The Personality of Jesus

Jesus did not claim to be perfect.

Jesus said: "Why do you call me good? No one is good - except God alone."

Carl Jung said: "On the cross his mission deserted him.

"But because he had lived so fully and devotedly he won through to the Resurrection body...

"It seems to me to be the Holy Spirit’s task and charge to reconcile and reunite the opposites in the human individual through a special development of the human soul."

Image from How Philosophy Overcomes Tyranny

Richard Nixon, like all US presidents, appears to have had more than one 'self' or personality.

There is the 'noble Quaker' Nixon and the 'lying murderous' Nixon.

Carl Jung wrote about 'archetypes' or personalities.

"Jung believed that universal, mythic characters - archetypes - reside within the collective unconscious of people the world over.

"Archetypes represent fundamental human motifs of our experience as we evolved; consequentially, they evoke deep emotions."

The 12 Common Archetypes.

Jung called the dark side of a person the 'Shadow' archetype.

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"People of all ages and cultures can relate to the archetypal Mother, Father, Lover, Hero, Magician, Fool, Devil, Savior, and Old Wise Man."

Message from the Tarot

From the Batman film.

The Obama regime, following the philosophy of Leo Strauss, makes use of archetypal characters, including Batman.

Leo Strauss was a fascist Jew.

Strauss believed that "an elite should use deception, religious fervor and perpetual war to control the credulous population."

Strauss "believed that the Nazi Martin Heidegger possessed the greatest mind of the 20th century."

How Philosophy Overcomes Tyranny

Strauss believed that Machiavelli was a genius.

"Strauss believed that people in power determine what's right or wrong and impose their will on weaker people."

How Philosophy Overcomes Tyranny

The Sandy Hook event uses archetypes to help to brainwash the public.

1. The Innocent

2. The Regular Guy or Gal

3. The Hero

4. The Caregiver

5. The Jester

6. The Sage

7. The Magician

8. The Ruler

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At 18 February 2016 at 02:46 , Blogger Mark Jesus said...

Important exposure. Must admit, missed this scandal. Evangelicals sadly fair similar to the wider community regarding failure and crimes. You rightly identify the need to recongise our shadow-side. One key to this particular church group/school of thinking, is in their name. First and foremost ‘sovereign’ and a New Calvinism, their acronym TULIP, taken to new lengths and bad-behaviour blindness. Thus, beating the ‘total depravity’ out of some poor young-un, is all in God’s unfolding/meant to be, plan. And there’s more unhelpful and theo-excusing vulnerabilities - but I’m learning to keep my contributions brief.

Secondly ‘grace’. This combines with the weight of thinking in this piece. A wholeness through knowing our needs. And here, receiving the ongoing more-good, we all need.

Grace obviously doesn’t condone or tolerate abuse but if Christians put grace before any notions of sovereignty, by logical definition, the emphasis would be on responsibility not fate. Inner legalism and visions of condemnation over love, leads to self-despair that can transfer into disastrous might/right - let’s exercise this inner-turmoil and frustration on...

‘Yet, wisdom is proved right by its actions’

At 18 February 2016 at 05:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or to put it another way... Know Thyself.

At 18 February 2016 at 05:58 , Blogger Unknown said...

At 19 February 2016 at 18:20 , Anonymous No More Myths said...

Christianity has always had a dark side (as well as its roots—Judaism and some forms of Paganism):

Crimes of Christianity
by G. W. Foote and J. M. Wheeler
Published 1887


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