(Recovering from Experiences
of Spiritual Tyranny)
is a Christian organization. Our beliefs are rooted in the historic,
Reformation, evangelical traditionmay, and a summary of them may be found
in our Statement of Faith.
ministries was founded by Ron Henzel in 1997 in order to address
a problem that exists in various pockets across the entire spectrum
of beliefs and practices that contitutes evangelical Christianity: the
problem of Spiritual Abuse.
|| We do not believe that it is necessary to shy away
from referring to some groups as "cults" simply because they affirm traditional
Christian doctrine. This is because no specific theological point-of-view
is attached to the word "cult" in the English language.
On the other hand, we find the "Spiritual Abuse" designation to be helpful when comunicating with people who narrowly define "cults" merely as groups that deviate from Christianity on major points of teaching (such as the Trinity, or the Deity of Christ), and who do not apply the word "cult" term to groups with orthodox statements of faith.
REST ministries is primarily
an information service, and hopefully a source of assistance, comfort and
fellowship for those who have been victimized by Spiritual Abuse.
At the present time the extent of its activities are to be found at this
web site. Our goals are: