A culture of destructive presumption at MCF & BCF

Presumption is a well known sin in Christendom. But at MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship) they have made an art of it. Presumption is, put simply, assuming that God is 100% behind the way you are following God. It’s claiming to hear from God and being 100% sure of it. It’s assuming your way is theContinue reading “A culture of destructive presumption at MCF & BCF”

Why MCF & BCF are so dangerous

I’m trying to get back to a big picture here. These cult churches are so dangerous for two main reasons: 1. They teach & practice family breakups. 2. They teach & encourage abandonment of almost all plans, desires & stewardship. Family breakups The family breakups at MCF & BCF are so ugly & cruel. OfContinue reading “Why MCF & BCF are so dangerous”

What you did to us MCF & BCF

I want to convey what it felt like to live in MCF under the BCF word direction during 1992-2016. It was hell on earth if you actually had any dreams in work or ministry. So the messenger word of Vic Hall made you feel guilty about having even the slightest ambitions. You actually gradually diedContinue reading “What you did to us MCF & BCF”

The sin of MCF/BCF

It’s easy (on this blog of mine) to lose the forest for the trees. What exactly is it that MCF/BCF did to us and me in particular? And what does it mean? Well, for 20-25 years of my life I lost the best 20-25 years of my life in depressed, often near unbearable servitude andContinue reading “The sin of MCF/BCF”

Brisbane Christian Fellowship: The Big Bluff

Many of us ex-XCFers have noticed how nervous, cagey and guarded our overlords were at, eg, MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship) & Brisbane Christian Fellowship (BCF). Both when they were trampling us and when they were covering it up (or kicking us out). It’s because the whole thing was a big bluff. How much could BrisbaneContinue reading “Brisbane Christian Fellowship: The Big Bluff”

It was like prison but I forgive you.

I’ve never been to prison but it felt like imprisonment at MCF. Yet I loved the place too. And the congregation. Like you all. But not the partiality presumptions shunnings forced obedience to do NOTHING. The forced obedience to do nothing – and At threat of loss of salvation. That was horrific. Soul destroying. MonthContinue reading “It was like prison but I forgive you.”

So why do I not blame myself?

I occasionally get asked this. Well, I sort-of grew up in MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship). My Dad got sucked in when I was 10 years old. And, although I didn’t start going regularly until I was 17, I had become a firm believer in its Bible-based reformationist teachings because of Dad and the books heContinue reading “So why do I not blame myself?”

I am genuinely shocked that our friends at MCF sided with the elders

Maybe I just think too highly of myself or something. Or of my wife. But I thought people at MCF knew we were genuine honest Bible-based obedient pious living hard working committed to the Lord committed to the leadership (to that point) beyond partiality & lies & all of that So I was shocked thatContinue reading “I am genuinely shocked that our friends at MCF sided with the elders”

How does MCF/BCF pull-off institutionalized bullying?

It struck me today that what MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship) and BCF (Brisbane CF) essentially have managed to achieve is institutionalized bullying. But how do they manage it without tipping off everyone? Part of the answer is the new, un-Biblical theology has so many built-in excuses for bullying: You need to hear from outside yourselfContinue reading “How does MCF/BCF pull-off institutionalized bullying?”

When did I know it was wrong?

When did I know the teaching and practice of guru headship was wrong? Interesting question. Because in some ways I knew the practice of it, by David Bonham and co, was wrong right from the start. So does that put the fault on me then? No, because MCF (Melbourne Christian Fellowship) taught just as strongly,Continue reading “When did I know it was wrong?”