Hi Pepper. So glad you joined in and can share with the many stories of various ones at different stages in their life.
A quote you made was this...Basic truths to me have been knowing that God does have a name, so many religions see him as only Jesus only or refuse to call him by an accepted name at all apart from all others; really that is the first step to comuication with any relationship.
I found out what "basic truth" meant by reading in the bible what others had also found as to the meaning of the REAL TRUTH we must have according to the bible.
You really might enjoy reading of Randall Watters story on FREEMINDS.COM about how he, and many others at bethel, began their own private bible study on the book of Romans, that led to their departure from Bethel.
I look foward to future posts from you.....take care