Any form of questioning is considered an act of rebellion and the person is chastised for question the authority of the leaders.
This “guilt trip” suppresses the person normal God given intuition that something doesn’t quite feel right about the church.
They communicate the Lord as a cosmic dictator or harsh taskmaster, eagerly waiting for you to make a mistake so that he can “chasten” you.
A friend once told me that God was her “cosmic kill-joy”.
Spiritual abuse often leads people to question their spirituality or standing with God.
Victims become preoccupied with observing others in the congregation to see who is living up to the rules and who isn’t.
Thus the person is stuck at the abusive church, ensnared in the web of manipulation and lies.Even if YOU don't know what faith you are, Belief-O-Matic® knows.Answer 20 questions about your concept of God, the afterlife, human nature, and more, and Belief-O-Matic® will tell you what religion (if any) you practice..ought to consider practicing.The joy of a relationship with God is replaces with a fear of God the “Cosmic Killjoy”.Churches that abuse often focus on the penalty for sin.Those who do not follow the rules may be labeled, shunned, shamed, or removed from church positions or even excommunicated.