Laurie Roth
Church of Wells--Digging spiritual, financial, and physical graves for members
By Laurie Roth
February 3, 2014

This week, I talked with Pastor David Goodwin of the Falvey Memorial Methodist Church in Wells Texas. He said he and his family have been in this community for about 1-½ years and has had several encounters with Church of Wells members and elders.

Like any real and good pastor, he went to talk with elders directly to find out how they defined salvation and biblical truth – to see for himself what they were about. I was stunned when he reported in one conversation with an elder regarding the definition of salvation. The elder said the Church of Wells doesn't acknowledge or believe in John 3:16, 17 or 18. THIS IS ONLY THE CORNERSTONE OF THE ENTIRE HOLY BIBLE.
    John 3:16, 17, and 18: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17: For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18: Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."

Pause for a minute, whoever is reading this and think about what Church of Wells leaders say they DON'T believe: "We don't believe in John 3:16, 17 or 18..." They don't apparently have the time or inclination to follow...ONLY THE VERY HEART OF SCRIPTURE REFLECTING THE BIBLICAL DEFINITION OF SALVATION...AS JESUS CHRIST IN HOLY SCRIPTURE DEFINES IT.

If they were a real Christian Church, how could they miss the clear definition of salvation??? I'll tell you how. They miss it because they have redefined it as the almost unachievable carrot to hold in front of the naïve and desperate church members they control. It is no longer a free and paid for gift of love by Jesus, but now is a weapon of control members can ONLY achieve and claim when cult leadership (inspired by God in their own eyes) says so.

Naturally as in all human trafficking and cult systems, there is a well-practiced and enforced mixture of threats, punishment, fear, and hope. Love drips in between the emotional and physical terror. "There is too much sin in your life to be truly saved." "As long as you want sleep, relationships with your family, and control over who you marry and money, you are consumed by and worshipping idols." "Back in the locked prayer closet for you." "It is sin and arrogance to believe that Jesus paid ALL the price for your sin on the cross."

"You must give it all up, work and struggle, submit and separate, forget and disconnect from everything except us 'anointed' and powerful church leaders in Church of Wells....then you may one day be saved and not burn in hell."

The bottom line for those reading this who are stuck in this lying and evil cult...the elders and deacons or pimps for Satan and you have become their prostitutes. Is it working for you? Do you have inner joy and peace and safety in your salvation as the Holy Bible offers? How is it that the Church of Wells elders have the authority to ignore cornerstone scriptures or ANY scriptures in the Holy Bible? What do the "inspired and anointed" church leaders do with these warning scriptures?
    Deuteronomy 4:2 "You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take anything from it."

    Psalms 119: 160: "All your words are true: All your righteous laws are eternal."

    Rev 22:19 "If anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, god will take away from him his share in the tree of life, and in the holy city which are described in this book.

Do the Church of Wells elders need dog leashes?

Pastor Goodwin also reported that with various exposures to the elders and deacons that he also heard (as others I have interviewed heard) low growling noises like dog sounds coming from them. He was convinced that Church of Wells leadership was demonic.

Church of Wells leaders naturally don't define "salvation" as the Holy Bible does, because it is a FREE gift from Jesus, and HE paid for all our sins, past, present, and future on the cross. That messes with their plans because that takes all their power away. According to the Holy Bible, our role is to repent to our loving Lord Jesus directly. The Bible says He throws our sins away as far as the east is from the west and remembers them no more. Psalm 103: 11-12 "For as the heavens are high above the earth so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us." Does this sound like an angry, tyrant God as Church of Wells leadership portrays, who wants people to suffer and be lost in fear of sin as opposed to lost in the love of Christ?

1st John 1:9 says if we confess our sins to Jesus, He will forgive us. We don't need endless, random scriptures thrown at us like weapons. We don't need locked in prayer closets to experience the judgment and torture of God because of our invented sin as defined by Church of Wells leadership. We don't become closer to God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit by obsessing about what we are not...our endless sins...the supposed idols in our lives.

The real Jesus gives us strength to endure, grow, and become more like him. We are told not to obsess about and focus on sin as a threat or feared chain around our unworthy necks, but to trust Him each day and experience peace and joy.

WAKE UP Church of Wells members. Be very concerned about all the "persecution" and "martyrdom" sermons you are hearing, setting you all apart to go up in flames or all die together some day. You are being twisted, manipulated, and used, not growing closer to the Lord Jesus. You are in growing danger, and you CAN GET OUT NOW. You can walk to The Methodist or Baptist church in town and get help now. You can also call or email for help: Call: 206-984-6859, email:

Leave a message that you want out, and we will help you. Remember, you can also walk to the Methodist or Baptist church in town and get help also. Do it!

© Laurie Roth


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