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Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries Today, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Nell
Re: 3rd Party responses to Hankie/CRI, et al

“Turn to your spirit bro!”

1 Peter 3:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Nell
Re: Hanegraaff Sings Praises To The LC/Recovery With A Lengthy Explanation

No. That’s one of many cultic practices of the LC.

I doubt that the Lord uses heresy to cause people to pursue him. I would think pursuing heresy would lead one off into more heresy.

Nell
Forum: The Thread of Gold by Jane Carole Anderson Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 170,949
Posted By Nell
Re: “Can the Local Church Leadership Say, ‘We Were Wrong’?” (An Open Letter

bringing forward...sorry for the broken link. Unto, you may want to combine the attachments with the Hanegraaff Sings Praises To The LC/Recovery With A Lengthy Explanation thread. I was past the edit...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 10-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Nell
3rd Party responses to Hankie/CRI, et al

A RESPONSE TO THE CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL’S RECENT DEFENSE OF THE “LOCAL CHURCH” MOVEMENT (2009) (http://normangeisler.com/a-response-to-cri-local-church/)
by Norm Geisler and Ron Rhodes

A...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 10-27-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By Nell
Re: Hanegraaff Sings Praises To The LC/Recovery With A Lengthy Explanation

In all of Hank’s miles he traveled to vindicate the LC, did he interview any former Local Church members? If he did, he didn’t happen to mention it.

Nell
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-13-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,399
Posted By Nell
Re: Did you also have a difficult childhood in the LC?

This and other excellent spiritual abuse titles have been discussed on the forum.
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 10-13-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,961
Posted By Nell
Re: The Subtle Power of Spiritual Abuse, Johnson & VanVonderen

This brief reference is a favorite of mine and may get you started!
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-09-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,399
Posted By Nell
Re: Did you also have a difficult childhood in the LC?

Amen to that!

I suggest "Juliet" as a wonderful user name for you! :-)

Nell
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 10-06-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 65,692
Posted By Nell
Whistleblower

Bringing forward.

Nell
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-06-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,909
Posted By Nell
Re: Thoughts, Questions, And Wanted Discussion On Local Churches

You are correct. There’s a lot. The “Whistleblower” topic below will provide you with discussion from 2018.

http://localchurchdiscussions.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?p=69302#post69302

Nell
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 10-05-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Nell
Re: The Vapor of Human affection in the Local Churches

Jigsaw44,

Your post asks a lot of incredulous questions beginning with the words "how" and "why". I have asked the same questions myself. I don't understand why leaders in the LC continue to teach...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 09-30-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 44,275
Posted By Nell
Warning: aberrant Christian Group "Christians on Campus"

Sorry. I goofed this up. It's been brought to the top several times.

I compiled this a few years ago to be passed out on campuses. I adapted it from a similar warning about Jehovah's Witnesses or...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 09-30-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 44,275
Posted By Nell
Re: WARNING! Christians on Campus

Bringing to the top for further review:

I compiled this a few years ago to be passed out on campuses. I adapted it from a similar warning about Jehovah's Witnesses or some such. I’m bringing it to...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 09-25-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 19,733
Posted By Nell
Re: Quotes and Quips

From church bulletins (typos and misplaced modifiers):

Don't let worry kill you--Let the church help.

Thursday night--potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow.

Remember in prayer the...
Forum: Glorious Church Life! 09-23-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 118,766
Posted By Nell
Re: Was Day Star poor judgment or fraud?

I invested a little bit of $$ in Daystar.There isn’t much to tell, but you can PM me.

Nell
Forum: Fellowship Hall 09-22-2020, 03:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Nell
Verse of the Day

Proverbs 1:28-33
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, would...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 09-20-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Nell
Re: Wow, What Did I Grow Up In?

Excellent post, Trapped.

I would add to your list:

6. Follow the money.

Early on, one point of "truth" being taught by Lee was poor, degraded Christianity's practice of hiring pastors and...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 09-17-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,985
Posted By Nell
Re: Quote from today's Witness/Watchman Wednesday

And then there's this:
Matthew 7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 “Judge[a] not, that you be not judged. 2 For with what [b]judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 09-17-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,985
Posted By Nell
Re: Quote from today's Witness/Watchman Wednesday

Awesome indeed!

We should, IMHO, always bear in mind that, after being a Christian for 50 years, Lee himself confessed struggling under the weight of his own ministry.

In this particular...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 09-04-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,199
Posted By Nell
Re: The Recovery of The Local Churches in Vietnam

Hi Hodos,

The Corinthians seemed to have much the same problem that you describe above. When they told Paul about their problem, here's what he told them and us, with a few "updates" to bring home...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 09-03-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By Nell
Re: "We Don't Care for Right and Wrong"

Right from the horse’s mouth!
Forum: Apologetic discussions 09-03-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,615
Posted By Nell
Re: "We Don't Care for Right and Wrong"

"Living Christ" by Witness Lee (https://www.ministrybooks.org/books.cfm?xid=08PZ8OCU0UGX9#) Is a series of 3 messages and is a pretty quick read, but I'm referencing the first message.

Lee shares...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-29-2020, 02:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 19,733
Posted By Nell
Re: Quotes and Quips

He lived from 1874 to 1936. The meaning and usage of words 100 years ago likely explains the discrepancy. A language nuance as Ohio said.

Today:
im·par·ti·al·i·ty
/imˌpärSHēˈalədē/
noun
equal...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 08-27-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Nell
Re: What does it mean to trust God?

For me it's both a mindset and it affects my actions and behavior. But mostly, its very personal. It's having a best friend who has proven Himself over, and over, and over. It's my life. It's the way...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 08-25-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,889
Posted By Nell
Re: The Mindbenders: A Repeat of the Dark History of Christendom

So much for “don’t say anything negative,”
and “we don’t care for right and wrong.”
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