It's a matter of hours until The Crossing Church begins their grand opening of their multi-million dollar new building. Their "leaders" are poised and ready for the troubled, naive and clueless to wander through the new doors with their wallets open in hopes of getting a little "favor" or "blessings" from God. What most of these people don't realize is The Crossing Church's history and their failure to right the wrongs of their troubled past.
Churches are run by humans and any good Christian will take a lot of effort to shame anyone that speaks out against pain and suffering caused by the church. We spoke out anyway. We were belittled, demeaned and even threatened to shut up but we didn't. We were told we were: bitter, confused, stopping people from meeting Jesus, needed to forgive and heartless. We told our many stories of manipulation, betrayal, hurt and disposal.
There was an apology, to me, though I'm not really the one that needed it. To put it bluntly, I do not see how The Crossing Church, and specifically Eric and Kelly Dyskstra, can stand on that stage bellowing about grace and not make amends for the immense damage they did to human lives. It's unfathomable yet it goes on.
I've said it before and I'll reiterate it one more time: Eric, Kelly and The Crossing - if you make amends for what you've done then I will shut up. Admit it. Stop covering up. Humble yourselves. Let go of your insanely large egos for just a moment and be sorry. You wonder why people call you a cult? This is why!!