I have belonged to a modern doomsday cult for all of my life. In the 1980’s, the cult was known as Shoresh Yishai, but the name has changed over the years. Currently they refer to themselves as the Abensur Family or simply as the Family. As you probably know, the Family is not the most original name. The charismatic founder of the cult, Jack Hickman, also known as Abba to his followers, was not the most original cult leader. Most of the ideas and dogmas that are alive in the cult today he stole from others. This is rather fitting with his character as he did after all live a parasitic lifestyle.
The cult today is still underground and we as children of the original members were taught from an early age to keep our beliefs a secret. Most of us were fed a steady diet of fear from our parents and our esteemed cult leader to not speak of our involvement to outsiders or face the unspoken consequences.
That kid in your class with the straight A’s, he might be a cult member. The oil broker who is rich and helped found the company, he is secretly a member. Those guys who run the company that handles government contracts to help move people around the world, they aren’t just members, they are the shot callers running the cult since Jack died.
The Family is still around today and has hundreds of secret members. The current leaders are in the process of consolidating power and I fear that they are headed towards another Jonestown style tragedy.
This site, Modern Doomsday Cult, is my attempt to deal with the damage this caused to me personally and it is also meant to help others from the group to free their minds from this destructive belief system. I will also be breaking down many of the lies that we were told were true for over thirty years, not to mention the current issues within the group today.