Yelp is a fun and easy way to find, recommend and talk about what’s great and not so great in Hamilton and beyond. I would really like to talk to you one day. His third wife and church gave him the boot for his sexcapades. These men prophesy lies and the people imagine vain things. To tell someone they don’t have the Holy Ghost if they don’t speak in tongues sets people up to speak in fake tongues or doubt their salvation. Well that sounds smart but human reason and psychology aren’t authoritative answers. He is completely dependent on having the holly spirit inside of him, anytime he feels it’s not inside of him he feels depressed and can’t function. Many times I would sit in church and hear the preacher say something and wonder, “Is that even biblical?” then I would wonder if I had a demon or an evil spirit of unbelief (welcome to Pentecostal thinking my friends). Watching the Road by Karen Wheaton. I loved my friends but my heart was far from God. I just don’t understand what you wrote to totally answer your question on gender orientation. And prophesying falsely in the name of the Lord is a bad thing. We’ve seen them set free from sin, addiction, depression, suicide and bondage. Beautifully explained Lynn. Box 1508 He shows us this stuff to create a true and pure focus on Him. }; I would never find a husband because I disobedient to God. I was listening to Bethel worship, Hill songs, all the cutting edge worship. I love this! It’s wonderful to know we are not alone. formElement.appendChild(jsTimeInput); Do you believe that Karen is a false teacher or just deceived? It was really refreshing to read this, good to know I’m not alone. She has toured throughout the U.S. performing at events that also featured preachers and Christian artists such as Jim Bakker, Jimmy Swaggart, Benny Hinn and the Gaither Homecoming. ( Log Out /  I watched Damon Thompson grow extremely arrogant and young folks esteem him like a God. Thank you for sharing your experience. I learned to live from word to word and conference to conference, it was a spiritual high I was chasing. Did your journey in this trash cause you to almost commit suicide? } else if(formElement.attachEvent){ It is so subtle that it is unrecognizable to the biblically ignorant and undiscerning. }); document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function(){ Jeremiah 2v13. © Copyright 2020 The Ramp. For the past 20 years, we’ve led thousands of people into life changing encounters with God. Dr. Karen Swanson. Judy Jacobs is a sent one. One example is the leadership of apostles and prophets. Those of a more sensitive nature or those prone to depression or therapy will not find it conducive to their mental wellbeing. I was involved in the Charismatic Movement for 10+ years. I gave my life to the Lord having heard her testimony, so charasmatic Christianity was all new to me, I was church of Ireland.For me despite being pretty and tallented i had a huge void in my heart and I knew that when I heard about Jesus , He was the only one who could fill the void. This is my therapy. ..for that I have regtrts for not leaving the Pentecostal UPC church and their twisted beliefs. They taught  we were the special generation that would usher in the return of Christ. But the outing turned black for a different reason. 786 likes. Call our office for special bulk pricing available on select items. Book. formElement.addEventListener('submit', appendJsTimerElement, false); if (null !== cumulatedTimeElement) { Rather, just be happy that you’re finally developing your own relationship with God and go on with Him from there. We could exchange names and I would be the one writing this. Email: Store@theramp.org . Not John McAurther or Todd Bentley. My experience with the ‘signs and wonders’ or ‘prophetic movement’ is that the churches and conference I have attended can be rather light on the Bible. it’s almost 2 years out and I’m just now getting to the place where I can pray. I have a lot of thoughts on this but am still wrestling with how to articulate them. The Evangelical Church as a whole is in great delusion. But thank you for writing. He has flaky interpretations of scripture w his “God given revelations/visions” and it can turn really negative. Once we were all encouraged to speak in tongues and shout out our cities name as claimed territory In the name of Jesus. Karen Harris Wheaton Towe is an American Pentecostal preacher, Gospel music singer and recording artist based in Hamilton, Alabama whose career has spanned the late 1970s until the present time. I  have a storehouse full of wonderful memories but it has strayed like a boat without a compass; ever so subtle without even realizing it. I married my husband, Casey, when I was 18 years old, on Valentine's Day, 2005. It’s a small world. But yeah…good read and blessings to you. There are plenty of smaller churches that don’t have the blacklights and don’t follow that style. Karen Wheaton Ministries. The art college i attended wrote to my parents and said i was a very tallented student but they believed i had got mixed up in some sort of cult, but if they could help me they would sort out accomodation and try to get me out of it, I wasnt responsive and left art college. Neither gender nor sexual desires can be a foundation for true love and fulfillment. Enter email address. Jesus must become our very own Personal Savior. I wish I could Edit above but I can’t. Bethel Reddings visions have filtered into that movement and they do grave soaking. All I know is the Pentecostal church as undergone some big changes since I first began and none of them are helping people learn bible Scripture or to understand verses in context. All the false prophecies and watching friends believed in these lying words to the point it was hurting others and ruining lives. That should give you a clear view of the people I was running with. I was hearing 20 years ago how special MY generation was. Also, some of the churches teach an unbiblical idea that false prophecy is okay. Perhaps millions of young Americans (as well as vast numbers of youth around the world) are being brainwashed by a large and growing network of apostate “Church” leaders whom Satan is using to create a generation of heretics. I also bear wormed worth something you said about your friend’s reaction to honest conversation. Damon Thompson’s popularity and fame is spreading throughout the Christian landscape. $15.00. Was it the charismatic church that you were involved with that was the final straw or was it some experience with The Ramp? If at all possible, I would love if you could contact me. Our flesh will aways lead us on the wide road of destruction , it satisfies for a time, there in lies the disillusionment. It was a pattern, one that bothered me. I a hard time paving a lot of things that I saw and learned because their waS definitely a mixture of genuine Christians and imposters. The Bible is the standard. We rightly understand things through the light of Gods Word. I believe it was a culmination of things that brought me to truth. let jsTimeInput = document.createElement("input"); Sign in or create an account. There are none and there doesn’t need to be. So we should not expect New Testament saints to have inferior or defective gifts. As Director, she oversees the Charles W. Colson scholarship program and pursues the goals of the Institute for Prison Ministries through networks, collaboration and strategic partnerships. The Lord has called me to bring back a pure focus on Him, instead of all the stuff. We go to school to learn so hopefully at some point we’ll be able to venture out on our own and live our own victorious and successful lives, while using many of the things we’ve learned along the way. The Great Commission in Mark is, not Marcus. And He set up His church the way He wanted and then wrote it down for us for a blueprint. We have not because we ask not, this means the deeps, nothing external ought we desire, thus comes the fulfillment. One young boy had to use the restroom and they refused to let him out. We believe awakening begins with an encounter. Al.com reported that one person was killed and two more were injured, including a 12-year-old girl, when gunfire erupted. God was treated like a genie in a bottle many times in church services. Everything Christian for less. formElement = document.getElementById("0"); I have a friend who is completely caught up. I was 21 years old when I truly came to know Christ and now I am 40 and let me tell you this stuff gets old. if (null === formElement) { I a hard time paving a lot of things that I saw and learned because their waS definitely a mixture of genuine Christians and imposters. One of the greatest resources that helped me through this difficult time has been others sharing their stories and so I am compelled to share mine. Show me a man with a sign gift that can perform miracles today and I’ll show you an Apostle…. What areas of ministry training are you interested in? Quiet meditation, formal structured services and order are more helpful. Karen Wheaton is a seasoned Christian minister whose music and preaching has provoked listeners to pursue God in passionate worship for many years. I was raised in church my entire life. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. } let cumulatedTimeElement = document.getElementById("tfa_dbCumulatedTime"); When you are in a group think bubble you really cannot see other perspectives at all. let appendJsTimerElement = function(){ Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. let formTimeDiff = Math.floor((new Date).getTime()/1000) - FORM_TIME_START; It’s one of the main things that I realized that helped me come to my senses and wash my hands of the movement. Here’s my info. $15.00. I’m not sure who you are but we’ve probably met or been acquainted at one point in time. Phone: (205) 921-0909. Jewish people are more open to the gospel than at any time in history. let cumulatedTime = parseInt(cumulatedTimeElement.value); Most of these people didn’t even know the word much less if God was speaking. Don’t through the baby out with the bath water. More grace doesn’t mean we have inferior gifts. God Bless! I was going through the motions. It took me until the age of 35 to finally get completely out of this movement. You will be harshly snubbed. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when a super  Christian guy I was dating and who had become deeply imbedded in this movement broke up with me because God told him too. all these  people saying God told them this and that. The Ramp was founded by Karen Wheaton and is headquartered in Hamilton, Alabama. I believe in simply living the precepts of the Bible are enough w/o all the drama. This is my story. I was a devoted follower of the Ramp, founded by Karen Wheaton featuring Perry stone (OCI ministries) Damon Thompson, Dutch Sheets the N.A.R crowd and many other famous ministers. Evangelical phrase in those days my experience in a healing season 10+ years there in the... 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