Aldo B. Martin Presents: The Reclamation

Understand A New Identity - Conversation with Chris from Los Angeles (pt III)

July 15, 2022 Aldo B. Martin Season 2 Episode 49
Aldo B. Martin Presents: The Reclamation
Understand A New Identity - Conversation with Chris from Los Angeles (pt III)
Show Notes

In the final installment of our conversation, Chris talks about how it was unfair for the regular members of the church to struggle financially while leaders in the church lived in posh neighborhoods off of the backs of the membership.  Oddly enough, Chris talks about how being in the ministry had taken away his confidence.  One would not think that to be the case, but Chris explains to us how that happened.  Despite this, Chris talks about some of the positives that he learned while in the full time ministry.  Chris talks about getting married in the church.  Chris talks about having to work through his marraige.  He mentions that he had to work to keep the church out of his marraige in order for it to work.  Chris describes the tail end of his time with the church.  He talks about communicating with the leadership about his concerns with the church.  However, the ledership felt justified in their methods because the church was growing in number and therefore dismissed his concerns.  After spending over a decade with the organization, Chris finally made the decision to leave.  He explains to us how that came about.  When asked if he thinks the ICOC is a cult, Chris says “it’s absolutely a cult.” 

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