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Forum: Introductions and Testimonies Today, 08:10 AM
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Re: My Confused Adulthood

Welcome to the forum! Most all of us on here are "recovering from The Recovery," so yes, you have our most sympathetic ears! For me there is not a set formula for going on except to seek Him alone...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-19-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
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Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

Yes - what Aron said! :D And I really like the concise (bolded) statement above!
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-19-2020, 06:38 AM
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Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

OK, let's just retract this whole thread!
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-18-2020, 03:50 PM
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Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

Actually, I've heard many radio, TV and internet preachers say specifically grace is "unmerited favor." Just Google it and I think you'll see many places that state that.

As to you your question...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-18-2020, 12:49 PM
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Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

Well the only way we could possibly express God is through Christ, as Christ is the one, perfect expression of Him. So if we are really walking in Spirit as our source, then the outflow - our works...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-18-2020, 07:35 AM
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Re: Can Anyone Help Our College Student?

Wow! Have to be all clandestine and such . . . or not care what they do.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-17-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
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Re: Talking to Believers in the Local Chuch

Sorry. If there was any offence, please forgive.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-17-2020, 10:43 AM
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Re: Talking to Believers in the Local Church

The wife obviously needed some growth in life! :hysterical:

(reminds me when I was a very young brother in the LC in Bazerkely. A slightly older brother, who we all looked up to, was telling a...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-15-2020, 11:28 AM
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Re: I left the Local Church After Reading the Real Church History

Great observation! T. Austin Sparks certainly pointed out shortcomings in Christendom, but I never get the sense from him that he's setting himself up as something superior. (and BTW - Sparks...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-15-2020, 11:13 AM
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Views: 606
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Re: Can Anyone Help Our College Student?

What area are you in? There are many ex-LC people around the country. Some meet together in small groups, without all the baggage that was the LC.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-15-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
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Re: Talking to Believers in the Local Chuch

Good discussion! There are certainly approaches that would take us into the extreme in both directions - legalism or unpractical spiritism. The Anointing within will confirm His word and visa versa,...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-14-2020, 02:46 PM
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Talking to Believers in the Local Church

I think we have to take our direction directly from the Lord regarding approaching LC members. If we don't have His leading, it would come to exactly nothing and is a waste of time. But if you...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-14-2020, 07:30 AM
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Views: 303
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Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

And, of course, the NT tells us repeatedly that we are being conformed to the image of the Firstborn . . .

But I wanted to go back to this item I'd added to my first post that may have been...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 02-12-2020, 06:33 AM
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Re: LordsRecovery.Org Exposing the Christian Cult of Witness Lee's Local Ch

That was an excellent and simple presentation of the Matthew 8:10-12 passage! I think the point is clearly made here that "the sons of the kingdom" who will be "thrown into outer darkness where...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-11-2020, 01:07 PM
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Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

Sorry, but I don't agree with either.

1. "By" is a significant word, in my opinion. Piper actually devotes a lot of attention to that word in his book, Desiring God, where he introduces the...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-11-2020, 09:59 AM
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The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

John Piper changes the Westminster Shorter Catechism from "The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever," to "The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever."

Two...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-10-2020, 02:58 PM
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Re: I left the Local Church After Reading the Real Church History

Hallelujah!!! Welcome to the forum! I have the exact same testimony as you wrote, as do so many on here - lots and lots of stories to read regarding this same experience of LC elitism on this...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-10-2020, 08:02 AM
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Re: Why lc isn't apart of the breathen church?

Ha ha - this reminds me of a joke:

An elderly husband goes out to run some errands in which he has to get on the freeway for a few miles. A little later his wife is watching the news and sees a...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-08-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
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Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

Well, if I think I know anything it is that there really isn't a formula, is there!? (but that still doesn't mean I'll stop looking for one :p ha ha) Except I must say again that this is my big...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-08-2020, 09:18 AM
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Views: 761
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Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

Okay, got it. However, my point is that nothing needs to be added to Christ, and I believe that is the point Paul is clearly making in Galatians. And yes, even standing on that as a doctrine could...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-08-2020, 08:37 AM
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Re: Why lc isn't apart of the breathen church?

So I pick door #2. Standing on anything apart from Christ alone, will produce division, and this includes standing on "truths" someone sees in scripture. As we've often said here, it's a supreme...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-08-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
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Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

So help my simple mind out here - are you saying something else is needed to complete Christ in the believer?
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-07-2020, 10:48 AM
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Views: 761
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Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

The 2nd thing. Certainly their salvation is not nullified, but rather grace. That is, grace is a free gift we don't work for; whereas the law is something we must keep. Therefore "fallen from...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-07-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
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Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

If a believer becomes circumcised or not, it means nothing, and Paul says exactly that: "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love."...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-06-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
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Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

This morning in the Thursday brothers' breakfast, we had fellowship around the Galatians theme, namely that anything added to Christ nullifies God's grace. When we add something we think is good...
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