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Caleb Mibei: "Being in a cult can be likened to being under a spell."
Caleb Mibei is a respected founding member of our Facebook group whose testimonies and reflections of his past experiences in The repentance & Holiness ministry in Kenya, and the associated struggles after quitting the cult have helped enlighten and encourage many in their personal journeys. When he accepted my invitation to share his Facebook post and testimony to our readers, we were thrilled, and just as many found it a blessing, I know you will too.
Learn firsthand some helpful tips on how to fully disentangle from the enslaving influence of a cult. Please also share Caleb’s tips and testimony with your social circles. We hope that God will use it to bring healing and restoration to many who struggle after quitting a cult.
Being in a cult can be likened to being under a spell. You live as though there is no life outside that cult. You see things from the perspective of your cult leader. Even long after you’ve left the cult, you still feel some strong attachment to it.
This happens because while you were still part of the cult, you were indoctrinated so much to believe that there is no life outside it. If it is a religious cult like the Repentance and Holiness (R&H), you were made to believe that there is no salvation in any other church apart from it.
As this indoctrination happened constantly, you held on so dearly to such beliefs as though your life depended on them to the extent that you became a hardcore member of the cult.
At this stage, you cut off relationships with your friends, family, and even workmates and begun forming new relationships with fellow cult members. You felt at ease in this new alliance since you shared the same beliefs and similar perspectives on life because cult members tend to groupthink.
Now you were happy to be part of an ‘enlightened group.’ According to you, the cult/church was the only purveyor of truth, and with this perception, you felt as though you possessed some hidden truth that everyone else didn’t. This made you feel special. You reached out to the ‘dying world’ with this ‘newfound truth’. Some of them joined and others rejected. To those who joined, you indoctrinated and to those who rejected, you cursed.
Such was the process I believe I went through during my 9 years in the R&H cult and am sure that most of you who quit ‘Owuorism’ can relate. It’s easy to slowly turn to a mindless zombie in that cult!
Thanks though to God that by His grace, I and many others were able to quit.
But quitting has not been without its challenges.
As mentioned earlier, many changes happen to people while they are in a cult. Apart from being slowly influenced to adopt a mental perspective similar to the cult leader’s, there are many other lifestyle changes that occur as a result of the obvious indoctrination and brainwashing, which could prevent you from moving on. Often times, it is hard to disentangle from continuing with the practices and mind-view, because for a while, they had become part of you.
If you quit the cult but still find it challenging to be totally delivered from it, the following tips could help you to completely disconnect from the cult and its influences. They are the same tips I used in my journey out of the cult and I hope they help you too.
Tips For Breaking The "Owuorism" Spell
Disconnect From The Cult
Delete all teachings/preachings, photos, videos, and everything else associated with the cult from your phone or laptop or computer.
Stop Listening to JIL Radio
Stop listening to Jesus is Lord Radio completely. Uninstall their App from your devices.
Unsubscribe from all its YouTube channels.
Quit all WhatsApp/Telegram groups associated with the cult.
Connect with God
Pray and read the word of God daily to nourish your Spirit.
Listen to teachings from genuine servants of God (they are many).
Learn to be happy about the life that God has given you and enjoy it.
Ask God to remove every inclination towards the cult from your heart
Reconnect With People
Make sure you are part of a fellowship of believers. They will offer a new support system from the one you had while in the cult.
Family & Friends
Reconnect with your friends and family if by any chance you had disconnected from them while still at the cult.
Don’t fear to quit the cult because you’ve been told that you’ll go to hell or that you’ll die.
No, that won’t happen, and I can say that from experience!
When I quit R&H, I was told that I will die. It’s nearly 2 years now since I quit. If anything, my life has changed for the better!
When you quit a cult, you experience true freedom in Jesus Christ. Remember that Jesus died for our sins and all those who believe in him will receive eternal life and all who reject him are already condemned. (John 3:16-17)
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