[If you have experienced spiritual abuse at The Crossing or any other church, you can contact Jeremy Rogahn from the Facebook page, Back Door Ministries Support Group. This group meets every Friday evening to help deal with the grief, anger, and wounds that result from spiritual abuse. This is a GREAT group of people and will give you full support and help your healing process regardless of your situation]
below is a letter i sent to the crossing church office, pray that eric dykstra receives it, and pray for him!
I POSTED THIS ON MY BLOG http://thecrossingchurchorcult.blogspot.com/
Hopefully those you have hurt will pray for you as I do.
"Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."(2 Corinthians 5:20-21)
MY PRAYER AND PLEA TO ERIC DYKSTRA
It is my prayer to you Eric, that God would give you eyes to see and ears to hear the truth of what you really are: a false teacher and a false prophet pushing a false gospel, a cunning deceiver, a master manipulator, a cruel dictator, a ravenous wolf dressed up in sheep's clothing, leading unwary people down a path of eternal destruction and wreaking havoc on people's lives; Eric, that is what you are.
Eric, you are seriously wounding people. I have met some of those who have been damaged and broken because of you. These people are not liars nor are they exaggerating their claims. I saw their pain and anguish, it is genuine, and you are responsible.
I also pray that you would see the utter folly and quite frankly, the gross stupidity of twisting and mangling the Word of a Holy, righteous, sovereign, wrathful, all powerful, all knowing Deity of perfect justice. Think of it, you are putting the LORD's own people through spiritual abuse that ruins lives, destroys precious relationships, and leaves horrible, deep, ugly wounds that last for a lifetime., and you could care less! That is the epitome of foolishness.
One day you will stand in front of this Holy, glorious, majestic, and awful Deity and you will have to give an account for every thought, every word, every deed, and every intention of your heart; in your own words, you will be "crappin' your pants"!
And yet the Lord is so kind to you, daily dispensing lavish amounts of grace upon you while you are His enemy. The very fact that you have eyeballs in in head right now allowing you to read this post is an act of divine mercy from the LORD of hosts. If it were God's will, you would receive His swift sword of justice; you would cease living at this very moment, and be cast into Hell, utterly ruined and in agony for all eternity,
I do not make my petition with an attitude of spiritual superiority. I am actually way worse than I think! I am both a self-righteous Pharisee and a traitorous, despicable, low-life tax-collector. I can honestly say that I am no better that the worst scumbags in history. I am a criminal, a filthy rag, a polluted soul, a corrupted image bearer, morally bankrupt and without any currency or power to save myself.
Yet Jesus saves those who realize they are destitute and cry out for His mercy. Those who receive Him as Lord and depend on His finished work on the cross and rest in what He has already accomplished will receive mercy. Those who seek justification outside of His finished work on the cross and look to their own deeds to merit justification and favor from God will only receive justice.
My plea to you Eric, is that you get honest with yourself and regard the gravity of your situation. May you humbly admit that what you are doing at The Crossing is cosmic treason against the Lord Jesus Christ. I care for your soul, so please humble yourself, confess to the LORD the error of your ways, and be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ. And also ask the forgiveness of those you have mercilessly bruised and battered in the name of Jesus Christ.
And just so you know, unless you repent, I will, by God's grace, aggressively keep up my assault on you and The Crossing church. Nothing personal. The battle is the Lord's but He does use worthless clay pots such as I to be warriors for the Truth, and through His people, God accomplishes His Divine purposes.
My next project is to critique the individual points of "The Code". I will use the Scriptures and logic to prove that your code is nothing but a stinking pile of unbiblical crap meant to enslave people into your cruel cult. I will alert you any time I make a critique. You can just ignore me if you want, but just know that if that is your strategy, that you cannot win! God wins, God always wins, and His enemies will be destroyed forever!
I suggest you read previews one through six on my blog, THE CROSSING: CHURCH OR CULT?, (http://thecrossingchurchorcult.blogspot.com/)starting with number one, PREVIEW: EXPOSING "THE CODE" OF THE CROSSING CHURCH-PART ONE,
In this preview series, I use Scripture and logic to refute the statement in point number twelve which states, ".....each church is independent and must be free from interference by any outside authority".
Like it or not, The Crossing has no authority to act as a renegade church to do whatever the hell it wants. You are accountable to Christ, and as a Christian I have the authority of Scripture (an outside authority) to demonstrate your errors. If you refuse to read and answer my charges biblically, then you are denying the supreme authority of Scripture and by implication, you are denying the Lordship of Christ. You proclaim in point number one in The Crossing's Statement of Faith...
"We believe that the Bible is the verbally and totally inspired Word of God, inerrant in it's original manuscripts. The Bible is our supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21).
...let's see if you live up to it.
ERIC, LET GOD SPEAK TO YOU THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES...
Please read the following Scriptures and have regard for your soul. You have stepped in it big time and there is no possible way for you to argue your way out of this colossal blunder. And not only in this instance, but I will demonstrate time and time again that you are not living up to your claim that the Bible is your supreme and final authority in faith and life. You seem to have a bad habit of contradicting your beliefs with the clear teachings of Scripture.
SCRIPTURES TO READ
Eric, may God bless you in the reading of His Word, Casey
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God...(Romans 2:5)
[In other words Eric, each day you resist God’s Truth is like adding another log to the fire of Hell that will make it burn all the hotter. Repent, and do not delay. Your death is certain, but your life is not. God holds your life in His hand, and it is His patience and mercy that stays His sword of justice from falling upon you. Please, make today the day of your salvation.]
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus....
...These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our testimony to you was believed. (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10)
Jesus speaking to the Pharisees) You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you:
‘THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS,
BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
9 ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’”
BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.
9 ‘BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME,
TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.’”
(Matthew 15: 7-9)
(Jesus speaking) Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:28)
(Jesus speaking) And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS. (Matthew 16:24-27)
By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked. (1 John 2:3-6)
It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10: 7)
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ...
...But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! (Galatians 1:6-9)
(Eric, You say you receive visions from God? Take heed of this warning)
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book. (Revelation 22:18)
(If you are receiving some sort of visions as you claim, then you are being duped by Satan!)
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:13-14)
(And the ultimate warning to you from the lips of Jesus Christ)
(Jesus speaking) "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles? And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’" (Matthew 7: 21-23)
THE GOSPEL IS YOUR ONLY WAY OUT: REPENT OR PERISH
But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. (Romans 3:21-26)
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 1:7)
God bless, Casey