Breaking the Culture of Control
Wayne follows up last week’s conversation with the Manteits, to look at how often religious systems will use fear as a means to control their adherents. In their attempts to keep people on the “straight and narrow” they do so by promoting fear that to move away from the institution or the leadership is to expose yourself to great danger of being deceived or even “losing their salvation.” In the end, however, their need for control undermines their ability to help people trust the real Shepherd of the sheep and know how safe they are in him. God never uses fear to invite people into his life, and those who do on his behalf only prove by doing so that they do not know the Father and do not speak for him. When you embrace Jesus as your shepherd, you will never have to be afraid again.
Previous podcast with the Manteit family
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