CYFD has special team investigating ACMTC compound

This was August 22, 2017, 11 children are now in custody.

Family trying to visit loved one’s grave at ACMTC compound turned away

Source: A family was turned away after trying to visit their sister’s grave site at a commune

Family learns of sister’s death on NM commune

Source: Family learns of sister’s death on NM commune

“general” Jim Green arrested for kidnapping and child abuse

Source: Second Aggressive Christianity “general” arrested for kidnapping and child abuse

Aggressive Christianity group leader moved from jail to hospital | KRQE News 13

Source: Aggressive Christianity group leader moved from jail to hospital | KRQE News 13

According to a reporter I spoke with last week, Deborah Green is being transferred from jail to the hospital daily for IV fluids. Court order. But she won’t last long on IV fluids only, she’s already skin and bones. I wonder if they’re also putting a tube down her nose for food? As much as I’ve tried to expose Deborah Green for the sick person she is, I really don’t wish her to suffer anymore than she already has. But I’m glad she’s locked up. With all this time alone to self-reflect, I doubt she’s finding herself, or feeling any remorse, I don’t think she can go that low. I think she’ll die believing she’s God’s best friend, his suffering servant, a martyr. And all that’s happened to her, to them—just more “persecution.”

Comment by Rachel Johnson, former ACMTC member for >20 years

—By Rachel Johnson

So how did all this come to pass and what went wrong here? Why was Lila so intently conscientious about punishing the sins others? Why did she see her calling as the mistress of the judgment of God, and was she really in such an exalted position that she could rightfully assume that role?

We know she had always aspired to spiritual heights even as a young hippie and spiritual seeker with Jim Green back in the day. She had been antagonistic toward a notion of God after her brother died of cancer at a young age. This is when she met Maura Schmierer. Then I do believe that she was gifted by God after their “road to Damascus” conversion to Christ. Ex member Julie Gudino was also gifted by God when she showed up as a 17 year old in 1984.

I believe that God does speak through prophecy. This was always the “hook”. What is God saying to us today? Initially this seemed to bring us into the presence of God where we could actually know what the hell is going on here. It’s very heavy stuff and not for the faint of heart.

But why then did this then progress into the typical cult scenario of cutting off your former ties….family and otherwise? I know I did hear from God on some things but not this. This was told to me. So we are all rolling along and even confessing our sins to one another, and then we get that God is interested in judgment. So, judgment begins in the house of God.

Now, some of us that were older and had lived in the fast lane seemed to not get the depth of our sins sufficiently. Maura and I were put into shunning mode to contemplate our badness and really repent. Okay, but this never did have its desired end; presumably because we were rotten to the core. Then all the sanctions did nothing to improve matters. Was all this drama really God’s way? This is where it gets dicey. If you feel/believe that you have plumbed your depths and nothing works out, then what?

Lila was the arbitrator and we just had to believe that she knew what she was doing. I remember one of her first confessions of sin was that God told her she “vaunted herself too much”.  Never heard too much about it after that.
I think it takes a balanced and anchored perception to be a true spiritual leader. There should be no place for flights of fancy or perceptions of self as an instrument of God’s punishment if only to avoid impugning God’s good name. We all know God is more than capable of administering His own judgment.

I remember she confessed once that she was jealous of Mary Magdalene because Magdalene was so close to Christ. Jealous of Magdalene? What kind of idiocy is that? I fear that she let her mind/spirit cross over into fanaticism and ultimately has allowed the world to ridicule God’s purposes. Unless they really are the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation as they believe they are. —Rachel Johnson.

Paramilitary sect members indicted in child abuse case – CBS News

Source: Paramilitary sect members indicted in child abuse case – CBS News

i was never locked up in that shed

I’m going to say this again, I wasn’t physically locked up in that shed! Someone reported wrong.

I was locked up in my mind, bound by fear of failing god. I was afraid to leave, afraid I’d never see my children again, afraid I’d be eternally rejected by god. Everyone in there is programmed to think one way, and that way is whatever Deborah Green, and Jim to a lesser degree, decide it to be. Their followers have been effectively brainwashed, programmed, and isolated in their own minds to believe she hears from God. To them there’s no choice, this is god’s will for them, they must be obedient. According to Jim and Deborah defecting from god’s army is punishable by hell.

Deborah Green on cults

Even as far back as the mid eighties Jim and Deborah scared us with talks of “persecution,” and future armed government raids. This is the world she created. Jim too, he fed into it, but Deborah, or Lila as I knew her in the 70’s and 80’s, is the darkly crazy one, the one who thinks she gets her prophesies of gloom and doom from God.

Paramilitary Group: You Can’t Understand How We Read The Bible « CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

Source: Paramilitary Group: You Can’t Understand How We Read The Bible « CBS13 | CBS Sacramento

NO WE CAN’T, because you twist and take biblical scripture out of context and make it mean whatever you want it to mean. Who in ACMTC even reads let alone studies the Bible? The Green’s taught their own version of the Bible, rich with old testament prophesies, but we weren’t encouraged to read or study the Bible ourselves. We had God’s generals and his prophet to interpret everything. I heard Jim Green more than once say, “You may not find it in the Bible, but you can believe God said it, because he spoke it to us. God’s not dead. He speaks to his people today too.”