After posting Online Dangers I received a very ungracious comment, I wanted to reiterate what I had stated in my very first post, “…please be aware that any mean-spirited or rude comments will be deleted.”
I did want to address some things from that comment though.
I am a Christian. Being a Christian, it is my desire to have my
thoughts line up with what God has to say. I will not go into a long
explanation of how God’s word is not a cult (not the point of this website). Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. Any group (I am referring to the ones in particular that call themselves Christians) that goes beyond God’s word is in danger of being a cult (not that they are, but that they are in a dangerous place). God’s word is very precious and I do not wish to use it in a wrong manner, hence going to elders whom I trust, to ensure I am correctly handling God’s word. Cults go to their human leaders for guidance who do not use the Bible as their starting point.
I am writing this blog for specific reasons (one reason is not to delve into the
merits of Christianity, but to warn people so the same thing does not happen to
their family as happened to mine; please see my about page
https://exposegcm.wordpress.com/about/). I am not out to call all online
communities cults (nor even all of the GCM forum). I am truly sorry if it came across that way! But I must warn of trouble when I see it, because how loving is it not to (I was accused of being a hate monger)? My family has been hurt terribly, I do not want anyone else to lose a beloved family member in such a sad and unnecessary way.
I was also told I seem to hate women. That was a shocker to me! If the commentor who said that reads this, specifics of why you think this would be helpful.
Let me end by reminding readers of who this website is for:
1) families who have been negatively impacted by gentlechristianmothers.com (GCM)
2) women looking to join gentlechristianmothers.com
3) men who want to see what their wives are joining (or have joined)
4) current GCMers who might have felt like there was a problem but just can’t put their finger on what that problem is.