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Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 04-05-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By OBW
Re: Any Good Writtings Besides the Local Church?

I still have never had the desire to watch 4+ hours of the Ten Commandments. But last night I saw the last 15-20 minutes so that I was on the right channel for the (delayed) 10 pm news. At that...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 04-05-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By OBW
Re: A Corona Virus Great Awakening?

I think that worrying about what the world thinks about references to the Almighty is misplaced emphasis. Our calling is not to make the world like us in every way or to get them to even tolerate us....
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 04-05-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,006
Posted By OBW
Re: A Corona Virus Great Awakening?

Spiritualizing pandemics, earthquakes, wars, etc., has always been a difficult topic. On one hand, there is are specific references to signs as precursors to the end times, yet all of these have...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 03-10-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,183
Posted By OBW
Re: ETERNAL TORMENT IS FALSE TEACHING WHAT SAY YE'?

(Sorry for not responding sooner, but I don't frequent the site as much as I used to.)

When you ask "What does The Spirit have to say . . ." you raise an interesting question. I do not deny that...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 02-28-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 20,697
Posted By OBW
Re: Shepherding Words "From The Co-Workers In The Lord's Recovery"

Too true. But the question that they still do not ask is, "were Nee or Lee actually qualified to lead?"

Of course, if they actually asked that question, they would have realized the answer and...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-28-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 196,703
Posted By OBW
Re: The Asian Mind/The Western Mind

It makes you wonder how the LC got a foothold in a culture steeped in "rugged individualism" and pulling oneself up "by the bootstraps." Somehow a bunch of people stepped out of the mundane of...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-28-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By OBW
Re: Idealism

I think that the kind of idealism that the LCM is about is something unique to them and to their "speciality."

But idealism is important to the church. We should have the ideal that we are one in...
Forum: Blogosphere @ LocalChurchDiscussions 02-27-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 59,069
Posted By OBW
What is Unity (or Oneness)?

In the same place that I found the issue concerning baggage added to salvation for my previous post, there was a discussion concerning whether the Father was in or with Christ as he experienced the...
Forum: Blogosphere @ LocalChurchDiscussions 02-27-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 59,069
Posted By OBW
How Much Baggage on Salvation?

I occasionally go back and read through some of the more lengthy threads to see how the discussions progressed. Sometimes I find a comment or even side discussion that does not get much if any...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-07-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By OBW
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

And when Paul said "nullified," he would be declaring that grace was failing to be realized, not that it is lost or eliminated.

So I guess now that we are on the same page.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-07-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,972
Views: 352,210
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church - Impeachable?

Sounds a little like the kind of propaganda that adds demeaning nicknames for everyone that disagrees with Trump. (In other words, you forgot the Republican apparatus.) The group that declares...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-07-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,922
Posted By OBW
Re: Quotes and Quips

It just seems like stating something too obvious. Is there somewhere that people suggest that Moses or Paul were aloof relative to their human surroundings? It is just too unimpressive or meaningful...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-07-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By OBW
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

You said a lot of true things. But I don't think you really addressed my concern. I did not say that anything of the law was beneficial (or of any value), but that any action under the law did not...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-06-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,922
Posted By OBW
Re: Quotes and Quips

I'm a little perplexed. That Ravi Zacharias quote is so void of context that I cannot figure out why it was said or what it really means.

Am I missing something?
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-06-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By OBW
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

Can you help me see where it is that anything added nullifies God's grace? I find that the thing added does nothing, but have not found where also doing something from the law nullified the grace...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-06-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,972
Views: 352,210
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church - Impeachable?

You did not actually say anything about my point. I never said that Biden didn't get the guy fired. It was a point of US policy that required it. I guess you are still stuck on the ignorant notion...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 02-05-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5,972
Views: 352,210
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church - Impeachable?

The problem is that the prosecutor was not investigating anything. Not even Burisma. The guy fired was at least somewhat tied back to the prior regime and had no desire to uncover anything. If...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-05-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,922
Posted By OBW
Re: Quotes and Quips - "enable men to become sons of God"

I don't think the example would be just for shock, though it initially does that.

And it is not "less meaningful." More like just plain wrong.

But it sounds nice . . . especially if you already...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 01-29-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By OBW
Re: Folk Religion

aron,

Not sure how to understand the first of your post relative to the end. You seem to be punting on any ability to recognize something unsubstantiated because you believe in those 4 unprovable...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 01-27-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By OBW
Folk Religion

I read something during the last week that reminded me of some of the flaws in the LC, and, unfortunately, in the thinking of many people in many of the churches some of us attend. I don't hear it in...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-20-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,287
Posted By OBW
Re: Sad Funny Ridiculous

Sounds like a modern reenactment of the scene in Pride and Prejudice where Mr Collins (here played by Dan T) comes to gloat over the condition of his poor cousins after Lydia is found to have eloped...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-20-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,156
Posted By OBW
Re: LordsRecovery.Org Exposing the Christian Cult of Witness Lee's Local Ch

Yes, we are accountable for the lack of love. But the reason for the lack of love was that it was drained away from us through the pesha (see the thread on truth) of Lee. And that pesha came to...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-18-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By OBW
Re: A Review of Hank's Recent Book.

It might appear that way. But I found during my years moving from simply not being there, then to questioning more than just poor practices and Phariseeism, then beyond that, that there was something...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-18-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By OBW
Re: A Review of Hank's Recent Book.

Your presumption as to how complete the corruption in some of those places was is not supported by the scripture. Besides, the speaking actually recorded in the scripture was not from within those...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-17-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By OBW
Re: A Review of Hank's Recent Book.

I don't care how much anyone wraps their (or others') words in outward signs of exuberance or of deep emotional impact, you can't just presume "anointing" if the source of what raised the outward...
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