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Letters From Those Impacted by
WCG, HWA & Offshoots

January 1, 2018 to present


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Feel Like I Lived Through Something Very Ugly:

January 1, 2018

I was involved in the Worldwide Church of God as a child in the 1980's and 1990's. I am now 40 years old. My father initiated us into the WCG and I suffered extreme abuse and isolation because of it. I was amazed to find your website because I rarely speak of my experiences to anyone. Two days ago I spontaneously started speaking of my experiences to my boyfriend of 6 years. I had never spoken to him of my time with this cult. I decided to research this "church" and discovered your website. I was completely shocked to learn of its history and the impact it has had upon the members involved. I had thought I was a once in a lifetime type and I really repressed so many memories, that I am now reliving all this horror once again and am overwhelmed by emotion and don't know who to talk to. My boyfriend says he thinks it is crazy and understands, but there is only so much I can say before he tires of listening. I feel like I lived through something very ugly and I am only now realizing how bad it really was. I have many more stories; it is sad.

I hope you can get back to me, please. --K. F., Child Survivor of WCG

Would I Have to Be Baptized Again?

January 18, 2018

I was baptized into the Worldwide Church of God back in 1983. I left in 1998 due to all the changes and just had enough. Would I have to be baptized again since I found out about all the deception and lies. I have not been to any church since I left. --D.

Reply: No, you do not need to be baptized again. If you have received Christ as your personal Savior, you have already received the Holy Spirit. See our article on this: Do We Only Receive the Holy Spirit As a Result of Baptism?

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