Reprint from Jul/Aug 1991 Bethel Ministries Newsletter (used with permission)
By Randall Watters
"Why can't you just walk away from that religion and never go back? They don't have any hold on you!"
Have you ever said that to a person struggling with leaving a cult or manipulative church? If so, you were no doubt unawares of the degree of emotional and psychological control that cults have over their members. Why is it so hard for them to leave, even when they know that something is seriously wrong with the religion? And, once they leave, why is it so hard to be "normal" and go to church like anyone else?