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Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 09-12-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 163
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

I'm not interested in the Creation/Evolution debate, same with Noah's Ark and "Where were the dinosaurs"? The universe is what it is, including both a Bible and dino bones, among other things....
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-12-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

I'm probably not qualified to give an 'balanced' opinion on Wright. I'll give my personal impressions: I'd heard he was a bright guy and a good writer, and getting into his material it certainly...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-12-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

Another thing that doesn't help matters besides not learning how to solve real-world problems, is that they don't teach how to manage your thoughts and feelings. Emotions are to be suppressed,...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-11-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

When I mentioned critical thinking I wasn't imagining specifically people like NT Wright and CS Lewis and GK Chesterton and John Piper and Desiderius Erasmus. What I mean is just good ol' common...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-10-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

Yes of course. I don't "go there" much but feel free to bring a comment along.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 09-10-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 163
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

I watched the first 5 1/2 minutes, to the point where one of these "prominent scientists" said that pattern-matching shows us intelligent design. This is like a total insult to my intelligence. I'd...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-10-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

I think the poster Trapped also expressed frustration on this forum at having 'conversations' with a silent God.

In my case, post-LC, I tried a number of other groups. Some were extremely...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-10-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By aron
Re: Nuclear's Testimony

There's a guy named Richard Dawkins, who's one of my favourite companions, intellectually speaking. Another guy named Christopher Hitchens is also a boon companion if you want to try to think (a...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-10-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By aron
Re: How do you leave without making a scene?

The LC surgically removes one's backbone. One becomes a sort of amorphous jellyfish. So it may take time to grow a new one. But in Christ all things are possible.

The one thing that guided me was,...
Forum: Glorious Church Life! 08-27-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By aron
Re: Late 1970s Boston "storm"

The Late 1970s Boston "storm" referenced here is very helpful because of Sal's recording. Note that the thousands of hours of video and audio recordings available by LSM are all carefully managed to...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-27-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By aron
Re: Why not just move on?

Melo, anything can become a stagnant existence. And anything can be a vibrant, evolving existence. It is up to the individual. And yes, I'm trying to own my own journey.

Here is a recent post on...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-27-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By aron
Re: Why not just move on?

The opportunity is there. For example, I wrote of the positive things that I see of Jesus Christ in the Psalms.

Psalm 3:5 "I (Christ) laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD (the Father)...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 08-26-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By aron
Re: Who condemns you ?

The story in John 8 is a good reason (among many) to avoid the ministry of Witness Lee. His was a ministry of condemnation. Of course he didn't call it that, or he wouldn't have sold us so many...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-26-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By aron
Re: Why not just move on?

Now for some, the experience may indeed be trivial. Suppose a college student gets invited to a "Christians on Campus" meeting. Seems... okay... then they do some digging and find out more, & they're...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 08-26-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,074
Posted By aron
Re: Eating & Drinking Jesus Daily - Who emphasizes this besides the LC?

I say that the essential NT requirements for salvation, or "the basic things which should be emphasized", are:

1. Believe into Jesus. Self-explanatory. I could cite the verses but you [should]...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-26-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By aron
Re: Why not just move on?

Interesting to consider how many return to the LSM fold after making a clean break, or even a quasi-clean one? Like the abused partner resuming the relationship after the bruises have faded somewhat....
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-26-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,203
Posted By aron
Re: Why not just move on?

I understand the logic, but sometimes the trauma must be processed.

http://besselvanderkolk.net/index.html

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably ​the single most important...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-23-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,695
Posted By aron
Re: Quotes and Quips

"In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us taht no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither...
Forum: Papers by various 08-23-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,467
Posted By aron
Re: "A particular and unique place"

Make the LC Top Dog happy, make Jesus Christ and God the Father happy - pretty much a one-for-one analog in the LC. In fact, I'm hard pressed to come up with any scenario in the LC where this would...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-20-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By aron
Re: Spouse In The Local Church - How Do You Handle It?

Yes it is a common phenomenon. Not publicized by the LSM and not tabulated by the rank-and-file saints (if they publicly noted it they'd get in trouble for "being negative"), but the vast majority of...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 08-20-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,074
Posted By aron
Re: Eating & Drinking Jesus Daily - Who emphasizes this besides the LC?

A Righteous Man living by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Psalm 23, by David the King.

1 The Lord [the Father] is my shepherd, I [the Christ] lack nothing.
2 [The Father]...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 08-20-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,074
Posted By aron
Re: Eating & Drinking Jesus Daily - Who emphasizes this besides the LC?

You quoted "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God." (post #107) I think the 'every word' part was meant literally by Jesus - he didn't have a...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-20-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,585
Posted By aron
Re: Matthew 18 Principle

On Friday, Jo Casteel posted on her FB page:

Joe Davis is a Director on the Board of Directors for LSM (see attached pic). He is also a Co-Worker high up in the LSM hierarchy. See here where he...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-20-2019, 06:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,585
Posted By aron
Re: Awoken after 38 Years

I came in years later, and saw public exposure referred to as "training" and "perfecting". Shame, ridicule, intimidation, public humiliation, and then they retreat behind "Matthew 18 principles"...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-20-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,585
Posted By aron
Re: Awoken after 38 Years

Good point. Did BP and or WL go to JA and SR and "privately express concerns" in order to "cover the sisters" or did they hold a kangaroo court, where accusation and judgment were simultaneously and...
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