Saturday, November 10, 2007

Elements of Spiritual Abuse: Part V of V


Unbalanced

Abusive religions must distinguish themselves from all other religions so they can claim to be distinctive and therefore special to God.
  • This is usually done by majoring on minor issues such as prophecy, carrying biblical law to extremes, or using strange methods of biblical interpretation.
  • The imbalanced spiritual hobby-horse thus produced represents unique knowledge or practices which seem to validate the group's claim to special status with God.

Excerpt from The Watchman Fellowship's Profile of Spiritual Abuse