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Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 818
Posted By aron
Re: Erroneous teaching of Lee concerning natural affection

Jo S has a great view, as valid here as any other. There is a larger world than the Lord's recovery (LR). Problems in the LR indicate larger issues, and discussion benefits by these issues.

We are...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-13-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,189
Posted By aron
Re: How do you know God cares?

Kind of a silly question, I daresay – of course it’s whether God cares if the Astros win the pennant - I mean, what else is worth caring about, in this age?

Seriously, though, the Bible says “God...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-13-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,189
Posted By aron
Re: How do you know God cares?

Trapped,

I appreciate your ability to articulate what many, actually, are feeling, but either can't say it well or won't because it sounds "bad" coming out. They're conditioned to passively accept...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 07-12-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 60,082
Posted By aron
When you give alms

The following is a continuation of post #259Matthew 6:2-4 When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others....
Forum: Apologetic discussions 07-10-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 60,082
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

In some ways I've used this forum for similar purposes as WL did with the LR. I use it as a sounding board for my ideas. However, I'm not the MOTA, and my ideas get pruned by others, or ignored, or...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 07-10-2019, 02:50 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 60,082
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

Continuing post #261, Paul devotes 2 whole chapters, 2 Corinthians 7 and 8, to the collection for the poor in Jerusalem. Here are the first 4 verses from chapter 7.

"And now, brothers and sisters,...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 07-09-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 821
Posted By aron
Re: Definition of "The Lordīs Recovery"

I can't see how anyone could sit under W. Lee's excoriations of Christianity and not come away untraumatized. Imagine sitting there passively while your spiritual family is denigrated. I was there...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 07-09-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 60,082
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

Paul writes not to teach other than God's economy, which is in faith. And then the New Jerusalem has 'nations' [Gk: ethnoi] bringing their glory to it... seems to have shades of Solomon indeed.

1...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 07-09-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 60,082
Posted By aron
Re: What if?

I cite Didache as a window into "God's economy" because it's a well-attested first/second-century letter which is sub-titled "the teaching of the Twelve to the Nations". It's an early commentary on...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 07-09-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 60,082
Posted By aron
Re: What if?

I read an affirmation of the idea of "look after" via material care, in the epistle "Didache". This epistle is an early witness to the gospels, quoting them extensively and providing commentary.
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Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 07-09-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By aron
Pioneers of the Heavenly Way by TA Sparks

I really appreciated the testimony, especially the notes on the book by Sparks. Sometimes I get soooooo frustrated because I feel like I'm re-inventing the wheel when I just want to plop down in...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 07-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 821
Posted By aron
Re: Definition of "The Lordīs Recovery"

There's no doubt in my mind that the epithets we sat under - "Poor, poor Christianity... too poor!" - affected our ability to grapple with the darkness that followed. We sat there and passively...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 07-08-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,515
Posted By aron
Re: I need a church life that isn't led astray!!!

Jesus said, "When you pray, pray in this manner..." I'll take Jesus' formula over yours. Your cargo-cult objections notwithstanding.

Doesn't mean we HAVE to pray in this manner. But Jesus gave us...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-08-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By aron
Re: God doesn't care for right and wrong, only life

Jo Casteel on FB:

They speak so much about only caring for "life" but in recent years I really started noticing how much oppression, darkness, and anger there was in the speaking. I just listened...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 07-08-2019, 02:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,515
Posted By aron
Re: I need a church life that isn't led astray!!!

I have long seen it this way: Christ is at the right hand of God, always living to intercede for us. So it doesn't matter, really, whether we pray to the Father through Jesus Christ, or pray through...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 07-05-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,154
Posted By aron
Re: Intro of an ex "Church Kid"

I'll see you and I'll raise you one. Not only is the Bible freely available in various forms but the surrounding literature as well. For instance, the Dead Sea Scrolls open up a window to the...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 07-04-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By aron
Re: Has Lee really embellished and distorted Nee's works ?

The only book Nee wrote was "Spiritual Man", and that was largely cribbed, without attribution, from Penn-Lewis (The Christian and War against the Saints I believe). I once read the publisher's...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 07-04-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By aron
More on the cult label

From Jo Casteel FB page:

I know that once the CULT word starts getting thrown out it’s a VERY hard for the saints to wrap their brain abound that…I personally only viewed cults as being like these...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 07-04-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,134
Posted By aron
Re: YouTube Texas Street Preacher

One of the best things to happen recently was Jo Casteel publicly calling out LSM for their deceptive and unethical campus recruiting practices. Glad to see that Texas Street Preacher is doing...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 07-03-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,154
Posted By aron
Re: Intro of an ex "Church Kid"

I raised some objections about the LC/LR awhile back and a defender of things LSM on this forum replied, "So what? The Baptists also do this". See above, and consider the similarities. I was raised...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 07-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By aron
Re: Quote from today's Witness Wednesday

I read a quote from when LSM went into PRC in '79. "The age of the Word is over - it is now the age of the Spirit." And how much nuttiness followed that?
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 07-03-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,136
Posted By aron
Re: New Comic Strip -- MOTA

That's why the age turned. Suddenly spiritual giants were a threat. So MOTA WE declared that age over, cutting off MOTA TC at the pass. TC had 2 choices - become a small potato and grovel - sorry,...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 07-03-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By aron
Re: Quote from today's Witness Wednesday

"Today is the day of the local churches"

Similar to Pol Pot saying, "It is the year zero." If you rise from the dead and walk on water, you can say stuff like that.

Otherwise, you have just...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 07-03-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,136
Posted By aron
Re: New Comic Strip -- MOTA

It's fit for a comic strip.

Disciple: "MOTA, what's the vision of the age?"
MOTA: "That there's only one vision per age."
Disciple: "Okay, then what's the vision for this age?"
MOTA: "I...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 07-03-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,136
Posted By aron
Re: New Comic Strip -- MOTA

What amazed me was that "the age" to LSM assemblies was so arbitrary, self-selective and could change at a moment's notice. When WL passed, we were informed from the dais that "the age of spiritual...
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