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Forum: Papers by various 08-31-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Houston Chronicle Articles

The police should be involved.

There will be questions, like the ones you raised.

But are they even asked? The police ought to be a safeguard - not the only reason concerns are addressed.
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Forum: Papers by various 08-31-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,355
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Houston Chronicle Articles

The presumption that “you know what you would do if the trauma happened to you” is an indication that you haven’t experienced very much trauma. And certainly not any of the kind described in the...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 06-26-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,475
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: How this 2nd gen came to leave the LC

Hannah:

Your testimony brings tears to my eyes. It was an earnest and honest path.

I wonder if you would expound on the above. Many of us have deep connection with some with whom we...
Forum: Papers by various 06-20-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,899
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: A FB post

It is no accident that the very first book published by the BBs after Witness Lee's death was about "spiritual authority" - emphasizing "The Deputy Authority" and "The Wise Master Builder."

This...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 06-18-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,664
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Awoken after 38 Years

Koinonia:

You might try quoting what you read and then ask questions. Given that Jo is actually on this thread, you might try avoiding 1) talking about her in third person; 2) being caustic...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 06-18-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,664
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Awoken after 38 Years

I think this is a really important part of the story of leaving, particularly for second generation. Jo, I think you did a really dynamic job of describing the difficult process.

The experience...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 06-16-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,664
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Awoken after 38 Years

Thanks for sharing, Joanna. You'll find a lot of rich experience and wisdom on these pages. These folks can be rough around the edges (I'm looking at you Ohio and Unto :)) but have huge hearts,...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 09-18-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,295
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: How do you know the Lord's leading?

Thanks, Trapped, for this post and question.

I've only lurked on the forum for a long time, but this question you pose is quite central for all Christians, especially those who have or are...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 12-19-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,394
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: I'm a student in the FTT - AMA

All (and to AMA):

He/She did get piled on with a multitude of response. It would have been overwhelming.

But if it was a genuine question - a burning one - no amount of push-back would have...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 12-19-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,199
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: In need of advice

Dear New Beginnings:

Goodness. Isn't this the most perfect critique of any Christian who desires to do or be more for his/her Lord?

We're all fine when we aren't at our own "low." It because...
Forum: Writings of Former Members 06-01-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,416
Posted By Peter Debelak
Creating Mission - by Chuck Debelak

I don't feel shameful at all in this shameless plug:

My father now has two books available on amazon.com. They are, strictly speaking, missives on education. They are profound in their own...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 01-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,233
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: For OBW - What is the nature of Faith?

Mike:
First, this thread was specifically started because you asked UNTO if we could discuss non-LC-related topics, and that you’d been thinking about the nature of faith. UNTO, discussed that, I...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-17-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

Agreed. Its has a place, especially when interpretation requires several non-traditional moves of interpretation. That said, I violate it all the time. I was, perhaps, more making the point about...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

Sam,

Billy Graham makes a key point: Its simple and child-like. I generally take Occum's Razor to the Scripture, through the lens of the central gospel.

I am sure that there are those (I...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-17-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

Hi Sam:

How do interpret Matthew 16? Peter confessed with his mouth (essentially)that Jesus Christ is Lord. Jesus said that it was upon this revelation of who Christ is - this belief - that He...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-16-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

Sam,

I don't mean to be flippant (truly, I am in the midst of reading everything you're referencing), but here's how I read this:

Those enslaved by the LC background need to be liberated in...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 01-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,233
Posted By Peter Debelak
For OBW - What is the nature of Faith?

Faith, MIke. Here's your thread.

I can lead a "well-lived" Christian life and never require faith, in a particular sense. I could just master cultural norms and vocabulary. If I'm dynamic,...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-16-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

Thanks for responding, Sam.

As I said before, I don't have particular comment on your UFO discussion. Rightly or wrongly, I just don't have much interest (to my detriment, perhaps).

I did hone...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

Hey Sam!

(I use your name only as you revealed it publically in another thread)

I don't write, here, to challenge any of the content your writing about (aliens etc...). I only ask this:

In...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-16-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 174,623
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Does 2 Peter 2's warning of false teachers describe Witness Lee?

I felt the hair stand up on the back of my neck, so I came over to this thread. Then I realized it was only Ohio.

Carry on. :p
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 11-25-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,791
Posted By Peter Debelak
The Lord led me to...

This, to some extent, is a Local Church-ism. Someone's made a decision - perhaps even controversial. Their safe guard is that the "lord led them" to do such-and-such.

I have read this here...
Forum: If you really Nee to know 06-05-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,844
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee

I can't tell if we're disagreeing on any key issue any more... :) It seems as though you are in disagreement with Nee's articulation of delegated authority while still maintaining that God does, in...
Forum: If you really Nee to know 06-05-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,844
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee

Amen! I've always been bothered by the use if Moses or other OT figures as examples of deputy authority. In the OT God NEEDED deputy authority. But Christ completely altered that! To revert back to...
Forum: If you really Nee to know 06-05-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,844
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee

I agree that through Christs speaking, we will act on His behalf and even exercise His authority. That happens fluidly through his instant speaking/leading.

That is different than having a...
Forum: If you really Nee to know 06-05-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 40,844
Posted By Peter Debelak
Re: Spiritual Authority by Watchman Nee

What you describe here are matters every human organization needs. There is nothing that distinguishes these examples from a meeting of Jews or of Libertarians or the PTA.

Parents are a good...
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