My name is John T. (Jack) Watts. I’ve established the Blog, Pushing Jesus, because I’ve seen so many people hurt over the years by Christianity. Recognizing the severity and magnitude of the problem, I wanted to create a safe place for wounded believers to come and receive healing words of encouragement. It is my firm belief that wounded believers, those crushed by institutionalized religion, constitute the single largest source of wasted talent in God’s Kingdom.
Many people rescue cats and dogs, but what about beaten and abused believers? It seems like nobody cares about them.
Well, I do.
At the end of many church services and evangelistic rallies, there’s a “call” for the unsaved to come forward. But there’s never a call for wounded believers to come forward and heal. Everybody knows they are there, but all they are allowed to do is lick their wounds in the corner. If they bring their problems out in the open, they are judged, so most just keep to themselves and bleed silently.
If this is you, Pushing Jesus is a safe place for you to come and heal. If you’ve been used, abused, and discarded by the church or ministry you love; this is the place for you to come every day. You will not be judged—no way. Instead, you will be encouraged to bring all of your hurts and fears to the light, which is the only way God can heal them. No matter how far down you have gone, there is hope for you.
In just about every city there are groups that ask you to donate an old car or boat to their group so they can fix it up and sell it. That’s what I’m after—broken down Christians. I want the people who have had head-on collisions with a Big Mack truck and barely survived. If that’s you, this is the place for you.
I know how you feel. I’m a survivor of spiritual abuse myself. It took me years to pick myself back up off the floor, but when I did, I realized God had been with me every step of the way. He still had a plan for my life, and helping you is part of it. He still has a plan for you, too.
Whenever you’re ready, let’s begin. There’s a long way to go, but when you’re healed, you’ll never be the same again. You’ll be stronger than you ever dreamed you could be. Your tentative, hesitant nature will be transformed into one of calm, strong sanity. Are you ready for that?
If so, let’s start today!