Monday, February 27, 2012
Bible Missionary Church Experiences
I was 5 years old in 1958 when my Mother joined the Bible Missionary Church. We stayed in the church until I was around 15 years old, and those 10 years were a nightmare!! My older sister was the most affected, as we had had a "normal" life before BMC. My younger sister was so young that she was able to be "molded" easier. My older sister and I were affected psychologically from the experiences we had as a result of being a part of what I can only call a "cult". It was not unusual for a service to turn into a revival that lasted for hours or days. Numerous altar calls, with approaches by the "elders" to ask if we had any sins to confess, were very scary. A result of this experience was that I could not go into a church without feeling panic attacks upon hearing certain phrasing, or being approached in a certain way. The Bible Missionary Church did a number on me and my family, and I am glad to see there is someone else out there who can understand the damage done.