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nogreaterjoy.org/articles/how-to-survive-the-coming-apocalypse-part-1-fear-not-them-which-destroy-the-body/

On their website, the Pearls have three articles about the end of times.

Little did I know that the “communists†would not come to America in landing craft and parachutes; they would come from our universities, be called “progressive,†and be voted into office by the people who wanted government to be the source of their prosperity. Our personal, family awakening came when the progressives (socialists) tried to engineer our family for us.[/quote

When has this happened? No one is trying to engineer anyone's family.

Can you imagine growing up with such fear?

They moved to Tennessee to escape from other Christians because, "

He took any job that would allow his kids to work with him. He specified that he paid the boys a small percentage of his check but, apparently, not the girls

I am about to have company so I can't look at the other two articles untill later but the Pearls seem even more cult like to me now

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I worry about the children who have been terrified over being in preparation for the apocalypse their whole life.

I have read on various spiritual abuse survivor blogs about children who lived in fear that the world could end any day now and still have issues from it. Children who woke up early one morning before their parents, went downstairs and panicked because they couldnt find them and thought the world had ended and their whole family were dead. Children who never thought about their future because they didnt expect to live that long and presumed the world would end and theyd die before they were old enough to think about marriage, kids, work, getting a house, learning to drive...

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I'm reminded of one of those recent memoirs about kids raised in FLDS cults, who were brought up thinking (IIRC) that Europe had been destroyed in World War II, and other insanity.

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They moved to Tennessee to escape from other Christians because, "[quote]It was obvious that their children would not grow up to be what we wanted ours to become. Their sons and daughters would not make good spouses.

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I feel horribly sad for the Pearl kids, growing up with such strangling paranoia about everything.

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I pulled up and am reading through the rest of the magazine. It's a hoot and a holler. For example, Mike states that the Bible verse:

During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them. (Rev 6:9)

refers to zombies. Though it's possible having a bit of a joke on his readers since the point of the letter he is writing is to state that if you don't get raptured there is no benefit to you surviving the apocalypse since you're damned anyway.

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Interesting that Mike Pearl has jumped on the nutjob bandwagon of survivalism & last days.

For quite a while, of the Pearls, only his daughter Rebekah and her "husband" Gabe Anast were publicly into this shite as seen at their former website UrbanExodus. They & their leghumpers used to go on and on about the safest place(s) to be when apocalyptic time arrived and related topics.

Gabe appears to have pulled their stuff offline except for the latest venture featuring Rebekah's book, The Da Vinci Road, and their YouTube videos like this one, which features them talking about their pet conspiracy theories: youtube.com/watch?v=KNolsRcVzMk

ETA: They appear to have pulled the book website offline as well (birthrightmedia.com)

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Children who never thought about their future because they didnt expect to live that long and presumed the world would end and theyd die before they were old enough to think about marriage, kids, work, getting a house, learning to drive...

Omg really? I was beginning to think I was the only one... do you remember where you read this?

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I remember being about 13 and waking up one night and the lights and tv were on, but my mom and stepfather were nowhere around. I thought the rapture had happened and I'd been left behind. I freaked and called my grandmother -not sure why cause she was a holy roller- and was crying so hard she couldn't understand me. Years later my mom told me they were "having fellowship". :wink-kitty: That's really what they called it. Yeah...fundiedom is a mindscrew.

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Omg really? I was beginning to think I was the only one... do you remember where you read this?

I don't have to read about it, I've heard Christians say similar things in real life! Several of my friends were not only very into the End Times thinking but passed it on to their kids.

When I was a little girl, I attended a church service in which the Baptist pastor told us that when Christ returns, the blood of the sinners would reach his horse's bridle. Until that point, I only knew Jesus as a good guy who loved kids. The new image of Jesus terrified me.

It has always amazed me that people who are very into the End Times don't understand how evil and sociopathic their god sounds. Nor do they realize how cruel they themselves sound. When my friends would get excited about discussing Jesus' return, I would ask how they could be so happy when perhaps billions of people are supposed to die at the end of the world. Their response varied from, "But I will be with Jesus so I won't care." "I will be with Jesus so I won't suffer." to "But those people should have accepted Jesus."

One of the cruelest End Times beliefs is that in order to get food, people will have to accept a mark. If you accept the mark, you will be sentenced to hell by god but if you don't, you don't eat. So, a parent who tries to feed their kids will die for being a good mom or dad.

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See, I grew up in a culture that hugely stresses that Jesus is going to come before *insert next milestone in life here.* This is why I don't know what to do with my life and have no direction for it; I never thought I'd have to live it. However, a lot of the other kids I grew up with are now adults with thriving careers of their own, so I was wondering if it was just something wrong with me.

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Is it wrong of me to hope that when the apocalypse does come the Four Horsemen run right over Michael and Debi Pearl?

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See, I grew up in a culture that hugely stresses that Jesus is going to come before *insert next milestone in life here.* This is why I don't know what to do with my life and have no direction for it; I never thought I'd have to live it. However, a lot of the other kids I grew up with are now adults with thriving careers of their own, so I was wondering if it was just something wrong with me.

I think that some kids are more sensitive to it than other kids. Maybe at home, your parents discussed it more in front of you than their parents did.

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Is it wrong of me to hope that when the apocalypse does come the Four Horsemen run right over Michael and Debi Pearl?

Not only are you not wrong, you're one of a cast of thousands.

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