Is Trinity Assembly a CULT of Some Sort?

Is Trinity Assembly a CULT of Some Sort?

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want to know

Cookeville, TN

#1 Oct 11, 2011
My brother started going to this place several months ago. My brother completely started acting irrational and talking nonsense telling everyone he was "painting the Upper Cumberland red with the blood of Jesus" and speaking in tongues. None of what is happening makes much sense to any of us around this person. The family is worried. He is giving 10% of his income to this Trinity Assembly place and is always broke as he doesn't have much money to start with. He won't talk to anyone that ain't with Trinity. He won't talk to anyone that won't attend there and keeps telling us that we are going to hell if we don't go there and get saved and then speaks in tongues. Sent us a video of a screaming preacher from there who also spoke these things that are not words. Claiming that Jesus has possessed him and it is the Holy Spirit talking through him. Our family recently went to visit him at his house. There were three people from this Trinity place there. Their eyes were all weird and glazed like they thought they could see through you and like we weren't even there. Then my brother and these three people started "praying" for us and the weird words were coming out with a random Jesus and Holy Spirit. What is exactly going on in this place? Something weird is going on with it all. They issued him a death certificate that he carries around and claims he was reborn at 6 am the following day. He has lost weight and is a mess. Wants nothing to do with any activities unless they have to do with Trinity. Is this place a CULT? Anyone know the truth about what is happening. Cannot find any information online. We're in town trying to get him help and get some answers.
wow

Nashville, TN

#2 Oct 11, 2011
You need to read Acts Chapter 2. When you truly fall in love with Jesus, the world thinks you're crazy.
want to know

Cookeville, TN

#3 Oct 11, 2011
We attend a Christian church in our state and we do not speak words that are not words. If this is love for Jesus, why is my brother giving almost all of his income to them? Why do these people look brainwashed? Nothing wrong with loving Jesus but there is something wrong with this place. We don't think he's crazy, just being brainwashed and taken to the cleaners for his money. You should not have to pay money to become a member of a church. The Lord's word should be free and welcome everyone!
wow

United States

#4 Oct 11, 2011
want to know wrote:
We attend a Christian church in our state and we do not speak words that are not words. If this is love for Jesus, why is my brother giving almost all of his income to them? Why do these people look brainwashed? Nothing wrong with loving Jesus but there is something wrong with this place. We don't think he's crazy, just being brainwashed and taken to the cleaners for his money. You should not have to pay money to become a member of a church. The Lord's word should be free and welcome everyone!
why don't you go and sit for a service or two. So that way you can find out for yourself. Trinity is a great church. They help alot of people.
wow

Nashville, TN

#5 Oct 11, 2011
want to know wrote:
We attend a Christian church in our state and we do not speak words that are not words. If this is love for Jesus, why is my brother giving almost all of his income to them? Why do these people look brainwashed? Nothing wrong with loving Jesus but there is something wrong with this place. We don't think he's crazy, just being brainwashed and taken to the cleaners for his money. You should not have to pay money to become a me
mber of a church. The Lord's word should be free and welcome everyone!
I believe you stated he was giving 10% of his income, which is called a tithe. That's in the Bible. As far as speaking "words that are not words" as you call it, that is called speaking in tongues, and that's in the Bible, too. It is something that you must experience for yourself to be able to understand it. It's about being totally surrendered to Christ, and being baptized with the Holy Spirit. Read 1 Corinthians Chapter 14. I hope this helps you. When someone is truly sold out to the Lord, the world will think they are crazy. I really don't think your brother is in a cult. You just don't understand what's happened to him because you haven't experienced it. I don't attend Trinity, but I know people who do, and they are not a cult. They are a spirit-filled church. you evidently have not been to a spirit-filled church.
wow

Nashville, TN

#6 Oct 11, 2011
I want to say on other thing to you. If you truly want to understand what is happening to your brother, then pray about it. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to you. IF you are sincere and will ask the Holy Spirit with an open mind, He will reveal the truth to you, because He is the truth.
for sure a cult

Cookeville, TN

#7 Oct 11, 2011
Trinity is known for taking perfectly normal people and making them insane. They got around 10k from my granny, before we had to put her into a mental hospital. Somehow, get your brother OUT of there and get him help, friend.

Also, I knew a man who was gay and attended Trinity. The church members found out and threw him out because it was against their doctrine. He killed himself because they informed him that he would burn in hell.

This place results in making people mentally unstable. The "Wow" person is just another Trinity member trying to mask what is really happening there.

Also, you could write to Rick Ross. He has experience in cults and might be able to help your brother or your family understand that this is serious and possibly provide you with some assistance. Many churches are under investigation by the FBI for cult or cult-like activities.
wondering

Cookeville, TN

#8 Oct 11, 2011
Isn't Trinity and "Assemblies of God" church? Also known as Pentecostal? Those are some serrrrious Christians. They are a staunchly traditional religion. Just Google Assemblies of God and do some reading. Then your brother's behavior may not seem so out of character. If he's happy then what's the harm? And really 10% of his income isn't that much money. Every church has a collection plate.
wow

Nashville, TN

#10 Oct 11, 2011
for sure a cult wrote:
Trinity is known for taking perfectly normal people and making them insane. They got around 10k from my granny, before we had to put her into a mental hospital. Somehow, get your brother OUT of there and get him help, friend.
Also, I knew a man who was gay and attended Trinity. The church members found out and threw him out because it was against their doctrine. He killed himself because they informed him that he would burn in hell.
This place results in making people mentally unstable. The "Wow" person is just another Trinity member trying to mask what is really happening there.
Also, you could write to Rick Ross. He has experience in cults and might be able to help your brother or your family understand that this is serious and possibly provide you with some assistance. Many churches are under investigation by the FBI for cult or cult-like activities.
For the record, I AM NOT a member of Trinity.
lawl

Clarksville, TN

#11 Oct 11, 2011
Get him out of there. Ive been there, and that other guy is right, they bring in BILLIONS of untaxable dollars a year people ARE KNOWN to become mentally unstable.

Im not anti-christian

but thats not christianity, its entertainment served up in religious form for a big price of 10% of your income and your soul.
(litterally)

they SHOULD BE investigated, but honestly they do everything legally, so just hope some crazy doesnt get control and decides to do anything extreme because there are plenty of blind followers that would go with whatever he said.
His Sister

Cookeville, TN

#12 Oct 11, 2011
The problem is that he has become increasingly depressed and withdrawn since he joined Trinity. He has fallen back on his bills. The electric was turned off until we went to the city and paid the bill. His phone was shut off. He has a medical disability and stopped taking his medication for Parkinson's. We hired a home nurse and he won't let her inside the house. He told her through the door that God would heal his Parkinson's and he had a new family. She asked him what family that was and he said it was the people at Trinity. He has isolated himself and will only have contact with church members. We had the law do a welfare check on him when we couldn't get in touch with him for an entire day and night. The cop that went out said that he appeared dazed. We are meeting with an attorney tomorrow to see exactly what we can do to get him help. My brother is a shell of a man compared to six months ago. Before he got involved with this kooky group, he was doing well. At first we thought he was on drugs.
lawl

Clarksville, TN

#13 Oct 11, 2011
definately do what you can for him then, hes become a danger to himself if he refuses to take his medication for his parkinsons because of that group.

trinity has programs that im surprised he hasnt went to for help with bills or food, but if they are the root of the problem then he needs to get out.
wow

Cookeville, TN

#14 Oct 11, 2011
want to know wrote:
My brother started going to this place several months ago. My brother completely started acting irrational and talking nonsense telling everyone he was "painting the Upper Cumberland red with the blood of Jesus" and speaking in tongues. None of what is happening makes much sense to any of us around this person. The family is worried. He is giving 10% of his income to this Trinity Assembly place and is always broke as he doesn't have much money to start with. He won't talk to anyone that ain't with Trinity. He won't talk to anyone that won't attend there and keeps telling us that we are going to hell if we don't go there and get saved and then speaks in tongues. Sent us a video of a screaming preacher from there who also spoke these things that are not words. Claiming that Jesus has possessed him and it is the Holy Spirit talking through him. Our family recently went to visit him at his house. There were three people from this Trinity place there. Their eyes were all weird and glazed like they thought they could see through you and like we weren't even there. Then my brother and these three people started "praying" for us and the weird words were coming out with a random Jesus and Holy Spirit. What is exactly going on in this place? Something weird is going on with it all. They issued him a death certificate that he carries around and claims he was reborn at 6 am the following day. He has lost weight and is a mess. Wants nothing to do with any activities unless they have to do with Trinity. Is this place a CULT? Anyone know the truth about what is happening. Cannot find any information online. We're in town trying to get him help and get some answers.
Is that the church in Algood or is their another Trinity assembly church around Cookeville
lawl

Clarksville, TN

#15 Oct 11, 2011
yep, thats the one.
takes up half of algood, hard to miss it.

Ill give them this, they donate a TON of money to the city of algood.

but even with all of its revenue from that its still 1/8 the size, if that, of Cookeville.

Theres part of its existence that does good for Algood. But there are a TON of crazies

and alot of them wealthy (why else is Trinity so big?)
kidding

United States

#16 Oct 12, 2011
for sure a cult wrote:
Trinity is known for taking perfectly normal people and making them insane. They got around 10k from my granny, before we had to put her into a mental hospital. Somehow, get your brother OUT of there and get him help, friend.
Also, I knew a man who was gay and attended Trinity. The church members found out and threw him out because it was against their doctrine. He killed himself because they informed him that he would burn in hell.
This place results in making people mentally unstable. The "Wow" person is just another Trinity member trying to mask what is really happening there.
Also, you could write to Rick Ross. He has experience in cults and might be able to help your brother or your family understand that this is serious and possibly provide you with some assistance. Many churches are under investigation by the FBI for cult or cult-like activities.
your as crazy as a road lizard
bible thumping looney

Cookeville, TN

#17 Oct 12, 2011
kidding wrote:
<quoted text>your as crazy as a road lizard
Sounds like your a crazy from trinity too!!!
Sad

Cookeville, TN

#18 Oct 12, 2011
His Sister wrote:
The problem is that he has become increasingly depressed and withdrawn since he joined Trinity. He has fallen back on his bills. The electric was turned off until we went to the city and paid the bill. His phone was shut off. He has a medical disability and stopped taking his medication for Parkinson's. We hired a home nurse and he won't let her inside the house. He told her through the door that God would heal his Parkinson's and he had a new family. She asked him what family that was and he said it was the people at Trinity. He has isolated himself and will only have contact with church members. We had the law do a welfare check on him when we couldn't get in touch with him for an entire day and night. The cop that went out said that he appeared dazed. We are meeting with an attorney tomorrow to see exactly what we can do to get him help. My brother is a shell of a man compared to six months ago. Before he got involved with this kooky group, he was doing well. At first we thought he was on drugs.
If nothing else, it sounds like the heads of Trinity need to be taken to court for giving medical advice when not trained to do so. I hope the best for your brother, who has obviously been taken for a ride by people who are abusing his trust.
kidding

United States

#19 Oct 12, 2011
bible thumping looney wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like your a crazy from trinity too!!!
even if I was , you aren't going to do anything about it.
concerned

Cookeville, TN

#20 Oct 12, 2011
I believe that when the Bible talks about speaking in unknown tongues it means human language previously unknown to that individual. In other words, I might suddenly be able to speak in Pakastani. The belief is that God did this so that the gospel could be spread over the world. I don't believe outright miracles happen on a widespread basis today. I believe that people who 'speak in tongues' trick themselves into thinking that they are doing so. For some people, it even goes as far as a self-induced trance. For people who are suggestible, having a peer group preach this to you will more likely make the person think it is happening. True Christians would not take money from a poor, sick man. Instead they would offer to pay his bill and buy food and medicine. You could look into having him declared mentally incompetent. I know you don't want to do that but, it might be the best option. If his clarity returned, you and hecould always petition the court to undo the declaration of incompetency.
Uncle Chumlee

United States

#21 Oct 12, 2011
ALL religions are cults ---cults of the deluded.

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