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Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 12-04-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By OBW
Re: How do you experience the Cross?

Don't forget that you are asking the question in the middle of a context "Making sense of the Lord's Recovery Movement."

So, as we both said, without context, it is entirely true. Those without...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 12-04-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By OBW
Re: "Church" is not in the Bible!

A,

This whole discussion (in the greater forum and here) is a waste of electrons. Whether you like the word that we now use to refer to the collective of the followers of Christ, in assemblies and...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 12-04-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By OBW
Re: How do you experience the Cross?

The answer is simple. It is definitially impossible.

The problem is that there are so many trying to define what it means to have the life of Christ within us. Some try to say that you need to...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 12-02-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By OBW
Re: Wake-up Letter to Minoru

There it is . . . MTLCGA! Make the Local Churches Great Again!

And like the other "great again" slogan, the unanswered question is when you (me, whoever) thinks that was. If it ever was. Typically...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 11-28-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 30,970
Posted By OBW
Re: Climate Change

Not really. Sure it has problems. But virtually everything in which man has anything to do with has problems.

But if it is in shambles, why do the rich of the world keep coming to the US for...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 11-28-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 279,946
Posted By OBW
Re: Hiding History

I can agree with the bias. They like their positions. But I do not see in some of the CNN reports/commentators the same kind of attitude that turns a blind eye to everything that contradicts their...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 11-28-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,713
Posted By OBW
Re: How do you experience the Cross?

I note that, in a different but related way, Paul said that we ARE crucified with Christ, not as something to figure out how to do.

While definitely more extreme, Lee's theology is not that...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 11-07-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 279,946
Posted By OBW
Re: Hiding History

What we like to think about the near past ignores the more distant history. At the time of the founding of our nation, most newspapers were owned by the wealthy. Generally one wealthy person per...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 11-07-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,026
Posted By OBW
Re: "Church" is not in the Bible!

Too much concern over words. This is a little like discussions of the Trinity. Each mention has a statement to make. If we take the time to explore the meaning of each word in each place, we probably...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 10-11-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 279,946
Posted By OBW
Re: Hiding History

I can agree. But I also recognize that a government of the people will necessarily respond to the majority. It is through reliance on the decency of people that the majority doesn't just jail...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 10-11-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,117
Posted By OBW
Re: Shepherding Words "From The Co-Workers In The Lord's Recovery"

And it should be evident that he was taking care to stop anyone from pointing at his egregious behavior again by returning from his relatively brief exile in the 1940s (at the invitation of Lee) to...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-09-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,083
Posted By OBW
Re: Pulled in Two Directions

Somone else can fill in the gaps. But my understanding is that The Spiritual Man is borderline (actual?) plagiarism. He said no one else could see what he saw. But he took almost everything from one...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 10-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By OBW
Re: How was Bible inspired?

First, there is at least one non-Jew in the writers . . . Luke. But at least part of his writing is repeating of accounts he did not personally observe (accounts provided by Jewish men . . . and...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-09-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By OBW
Re: The Pros vs "The Little Children" in Matthew 11

And further to your own post, we don't pick the good bits from Nee and Lee because there is danger that we will find them to be tainted by their leaven and therefore suspect as to whether they are,...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 10-09-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By OBW
Re: 1 John 2:27 versus following "The Ministry" in "The Lord`s Recovery" to

There is something about these verses that is profound and strengthening, and at the same time troubling.

What is troubling to me about them is the propensity for some to take them as evidence...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-09-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,083
Posted By OBW
Re: Pulled in Two Directions

There was a thread here some years back concerning the observations of, and accounts provided to, a woman who was in the church in Shanghai for some years up to the time of Nee's trial in China....
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-07-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,083
Posted By OBW
Re: Pulled in Two Directions

You cover a lot of specifics. And there will never be a significant Christian teacher fully legitimate, marginal, or out-and-out sharlatan that does not teach some true things.

But the...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 10-04-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 279,946
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

While we typically compel the young to recite the pledge at least periodically (it was not daily in my youth, but at times), we require it somewhat as part of the oath an alien must recite to become...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 10-03-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 279,946
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

You are completely missing my point. I am not saying that we should not pledge allegiance to our country. I did not call our country evil. I merely stated (indirectly) that it is part of the kingdom...
Forum: Blogosphere @ LocalChurchDiscussions 10-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 53,600
Posted By OBW
If Necessary, Use Words

Always preach the gospel; if necessary, use words. Attributed to Francis of Assisi. And someone recently suggested he might not have ever actually said it. Said he was more like a street-corner...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 10-01-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,586
Posted By OBW
Re: YouTube Channel Discusses the Local Church

And since it was probably never reported on tax returns (a presumption) it was also likely a little bit of a money laundering scheme.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-01-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,530
Posted By OBW
Re: Sad Funny Ridiculous

Even without the LC, Christianity has often managed to be out-of-sync with the society around it. Now I realize that we are not to be part of the world, but to the extent that it is not a truly...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 10-01-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5,925
Views: 279,946
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

Did you intentionally misunderstand my post? You are surely talking about something entirely different than what you quoted from me. Sort of like a politician who is asked a question on one thing,...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-01-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,530
Posted By OBW
Re: Sad Funny Ridiculous

Back in the 70s, it was "white shirt, skinny tie, briefcase, and wingtip shoes."
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-01-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,709
Posted By OBW
Re: 1,000 Years of Outer Darkness

CMW,

I would be a little careful with seeing Jews v Gentiles in the NT writings from the standpoint of "not written to me." I realize that Paul was heavily providing an underpinning to people who...
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