I'm sure your Pastors are nice men... I think you said that you were Apostolic... if not then please forgive me. But I used to go to an Apostolic church back in the 90s and I believe my Aunt was Apostolic and I used to go with her when was a child, perhaps a different sect, but I have a little bit of understanding of what that doctrine entails. The Word is preached sure enough as it is in most churches. The church I went to had a pretty cult-like atmosphere when I look back on it. Those are the ones who said that if one doesn't speak in tongues then one isn't saved.<quoted text> If I have been "mentally conditioned" by our pastors as you put it, they wete true men of God who taught strictly from the Word and the Word only and the spirit bared witness through the Word which opened my eyes to God's truth and mysteries and you cannot correctly use it to justify many ot the heresies that you have brought to this thread.
I remember I used to see people go to the altar, genuinely, to ask for Salvation... and see the people at front try and make the other people speak in tongues... "say this, do this"... well, when some didn't speak in tongues like they wanted... they would just shake their head and tell them that they didn't have enough "faith". And the people who had come up to get saved would walk back to their seats with their heads hung down as if they did something wrong. I couldn't be a part of that. It was a controlling atmosphere also... I don't mean like Rose Mary's Baby or anything... but a lot of holier-than-thou attitudes. Just my experiences with it.