The Facts on Mt .Tabor Church of God
ilovesummer

Bucyrus, OH

#21 Aug 3, 2009
I know someone who attends. This member does have questions about "things." There were many questions brought up to us about our belief. I do not believe that my church is THE only one that is the true church. We know many wonderful Christ followers that attend other churches of other denominations. And I do believe THE only way to heaven is through belief in God's Son, Jesus. The sacrifice He made for all of us. Not just Mt Tabor followers. I want to be labeled as a Christ follower, NOT a denomination follower.
For me, knowing their minister mocks other churches, is a down right turn off. I have lost respect for that church. There are many wonderful people that attend there. I do feel sorry for them. As stated above, that kind of brain washing, would scare a person into never leaving if they ever decided to.
jenny craig

Mount Vernon, OH

#22 Aug 3, 2009
It was mentioned, previously, that the women did not work outside the home, but there are several blue denim skirt uniforms at MRH.

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#23 Aug 3, 2009
jenny craig wrote:
It was mentioned, previously, that the women did not work outside the home, but there are several blue denim skirt uniforms at MRH.
It was stated that only the single women work outside the home. Yes, you will find those who have not married working, and those who have been divorced or whose husbands have deserted them or died.
I was there

West Chester, OH

#24 Aug 3, 2009
It is true what was told about the misuse of the divine healing teaching. I know of many women out there that died of cancer that could have still been with us if they would have got medical treatment and another that had seziures that quit taking her medication. Many years ago another women that was diabetic quit taking her insulinand died at campmeeting. Humm Dorothy Bogart was a diabetic and she had always insulin dependent. That is one TRUE church I can LIVE without.
Olay

Marysville, OH

#25 Aug 3, 2009
The truth will set you free, a lot of people sang there! How recently did you leave? I left within the past 7 years. Are your married initals M.M.?
yeah ok

West Chester, OH

#26 Aug 3, 2009
NO WEBI wrote:
<quoted text>I think you misunderstood the purpose of me asking her not to answer more questions. I was in a similar "church" setting almost 20 years ago, but not quite as strict as what they are referring to and not around here. From my own experience, the more you start explaining yourself, the more you end up in a pi$$ing contest over minor points that go nowhere - especially on this forum.
Of course they have the right to answer more questions, but their original reply was very well thought out and to the point.
So your dog ain't in the race?? I think the truth ain't in ya ....trip to the alter in your future...
Truth Will Set You Free

West Chester, OH

#27 Aug 3, 2009
notbelievinthenads wrote:
Just a question..what church doesn't believe they are the only one that is correct?
Most sane churches don't teach that "they are it" the "One True Visible Churches" like the Restoration , MT Tabor affiliates and Mormons, Jehovah's Witness teach they have all the truth. You will never here that "One True Visible Message" at a Methodist or an Anderson church. Anderson shunned that false teaching in the mid 1930's
What

Columbus, OH

#28 Aug 4, 2009
I feel bad for all the young people that attend, they don't get to experience anything for themselves.
Truth is Beautiful

Hamilton, OH

#29 Aug 4, 2009
Yes it is sad that the young people are not permitted to do many things that I consider good or healthy for them. As I have teenagers that is yet another reason for leaving.
I can't say what others preach...I've never been to another church. I don't plan to keep it that way though...I've just not found one yet that I'd like to attend.
There are many people there that have had serious diseases and passed away from them. Its sad...why is it considered a test of fellowship if you see a doctor? Yes I remember the woman died at campmeeting. The ministery was so worried that they might have a law suit on their hands over that.
Yes the women that don't have husbands work...although some that do have husbands work also...that is what is confusing about some of the standards they upheld. They believe that the woman's place is in the home to care for the home and the children that come. Even after her children are gone she is to remain at home. They believe that the man is the head of the home, and responsible for providing for the whole family. Personally I don't see anything wrong per say with that...except if the man needs help providing...who will help him? It has to be the wife. Yet another reason for me. Life gives each one of us curves...an sometimes we can't dodge the hit. But counseling with the pastor didn't get me very far in some of my life issues. I just had to rely on what I knew in my heart had to be done. Thankfully that is what I did.
My initials aren't M.M......if you were talking to me.
political exile

Lima, OH

#30 Aug 4, 2009
Don't give up. Just pray on saturday night and when you wake up HE will lead you to where HE wants you to be. There are some very good churches in Bellefontaine. I recommend Hillcrest Baptist or the First Church of God in B town. They both have great pastors that will make time to talk to you. Another good one is Indian Lake Baptist Church, if you are closer to lakeview?

http://bellefontaine.areaconnect.com/churches...
Heavy D

Gatlinburg, TN

#31 Aug 4, 2009
Drink the spiked Kool-Aid. The ship will come soon to take you all away.
thankgodimfree

AOL

#32 Aug 4, 2009
political exile wrote:
Don't give up. Just pray on saturday night and when you wake up HE will lead you to where HE wants you to be. There are some very good churches in Bellefontaine. I recommend Hillcrest Baptist or the First Church of God in B town. They both have great pastors that will make time to talk to you. Another good one is Indian Lake Baptist Church, if you are closer to lakeview?
http://bellefontaine.areaconnect.com/churches...
You see this is why it is so hard for people involved in cults like Mt Tabor because they have little or no support system outside the cult. It's almost like being Amish when the leave thereis no one and mant times this mean leaving there family. Associate and family inside the cult are given strict orders not to talk or associate with them. People leaving these abusive churches need support and prayer.
Olay

Columbus, OH

#33 Aug 4, 2009
Truth will set you free, I am still trying to figure out who you are!! I keep going over in my mind of who has left , did you leave recently?
I would really like to email you to talk to you!
Olay

Columbus, OH

#34 Aug 4, 2009
Another thing I feel so strongly about is the way they preach to discipline their children.
All in the name of "Spare the rod, Spoil the child"
Totally BS. I do believe that you should discipline your children but there is a right way to do it. I've seen first hand mothers dragging out their little kids to beat them with a belt, wooden spoon, etc. Smacking them across the face, Dads hitting their kids in the head... It's horrible. Several ex-members and I have shared stories about how their experiences were, one was beat with a horse whip, and then one girl was held onto by her hair and whipped until she had black and blue bleeding welts.
One was hit with a hanger.

Also the young people are afraid to leave - one girl wanted to stop going to their church, so the Dad called the sherieffs department and had her arrested to JDC saying she was being disorderly, all because she told them she was NOT going to return to their church.
The young people are brainwashed into believing that they are horrible kids if they want to leave. That if they even question anything they are going against authority and hard headed. They actually pray that people that backslide will have "night terrors and wake up with their heart beating so fast."
Fear isn't a way to keep people. What once was a large group of Young people at Mt. Tabor now currently is ten or twelve at most. Sad. I am glad a lot of those kids got out. A lot of their parents disown them and will go public in church about what "awful kids they are because they left the house of the lord."
When they come back they are told that they look awful, and that they are serving the devil.
Truth is Beautiful

Hamilton, OH

#35 Aug 4, 2009
Actually I left for the first time about 8 yrs ago. I went back after being gone for 3 years. Stayed for 5 years, and left this time for good...and it was fairly recent yes.
Its very hard to undue my mind...to make myself understand that I am ok, that I'm not a terrible person. That I am still a good Mom. I know I will be ok. But its been a struggle. Thanks for the understanding you all have given to me. I really really appreciate it.
~L~

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#36 Aug 4, 2009
I doubt that I agree 100% with any church.

People are free to worship God however they please (as long as they are not breaking any laws). Far be it from me or anyone else to tell others what to believe, what not to believe, where to worship, and how to worship. That is their choice and none of my or our business.

David Koresh Jr

Mount Gilead, OH

#37 Aug 4, 2009
Anyone wanting out of Mt Tabor,then you can move down here to Waco Tx and help start up my new church. My old man left me all his notes on how to run the only church that's members go to heaven.The notes are a little charred,be I'll manage.

Spiked Koolade everyday brothers and sisters!
TruthWillSetYouF ree

AOL

#38 Aug 4, 2009
Truth is Beautiful wrote:
Yes it is sad that the young people are not permitted to do many things that I consider good or healthy for them. As I have teenagers that is yet another reason for leaving.
I can't say what others preach...I've never been to another church. I don't plan to keep it that way though...I've just not found one yet that I'd like to attend.
There are many people there that have had serious diseases and passed away from them. Its sad...why is it considered a test of fellowship if you see a doctor? Yes I remember the woman died at campmeeting. The ministery was so worried that they might have a law suit on their hands over that.
Yes the women that don't have husbands work...although some that do have husbands work also...that is what is confusing about some of the standards they upheld. They believe that the woman's place is in the home to care for the home and the children that come. Even after her children are gone she is to remain at home. They believe that the man is the head of the home, and responsible for providing for the whole family. Personally I don't see anything wrong per say with that...except if the man needs help providing...who will help him? It has to be the wife. Yet another reason for me. Life gives each one of us curves...an sometimes we can't dodge the hit. But counseling with the pastor didn't get me very far in some of my life issues. I just had to rely on what I knew in my heart had to be done. Thankfully that is what I did.
My initials aren't M.M......if you were talking to me.
They can't counsel you because they really don't have the skills. In the day we live in there are so many complex issues that we face. I't the way the world is. Most people sometime in there life need counseling and where better than to get it from your Pastor. A good Pastor needs training and skill and compassion for people. Mt. Tabor's Pastors would flunk in the compassion department. Just remember that Christ is calling "PEOPLE" into the kingdom not "PERFECT PEOPLE". Those COG of God ministers need to quit worrying about hem lines and bee hives and start being concerned with getting some "skills" so they can help the flock.
Isaidit

Dayton, OH

#39 Aug 4, 2009
Nolan Bogart only had a 5th grade education.
Olay

Columbus, OH

#40 Aug 4, 2009
Okay I have an idea who you might be - however,... I could be wrong. L.L.?

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