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Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 09-15-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 733
Posted By OBW
Re: How do you know the Lord's leading?

You are too correct, Ohio. I was trying to ignore the bizarre workings within the LC. But in that environment, you always have to "fellowship with the brothers" or you are on the outside looking in....
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 09-15-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 787
Posted By OBW
Re: Attending Different Churches: Divisive attitudes

I guess you either live in Hole-in-the-Wall, Wyoming, or you ignore that you pass by numerous assemblies on the way to the one that you choose to join with. And for most of your tribe, they abandoned...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 09-15-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 733
Posted By OBW
Re: How do you know the Lord's leading?

The answer may not really be so "spiritual" as some might think.

The answer may already be in front of you. It may simply be what you would rather do. If either choice is moral, righteous, not in...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 09-13-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By OBW
Re: Outer Darkness?

Not sure what that is supposed to mean.

But if it suggests someone who is a reluctant dispensationalist or reticent Calvinist, then I might be one too.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 09-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 359
Posted By OBW
Re: Let's talk about hermeneutics

How do destroy a thread on hermeneutics in 21 easy posts.

(Sorry zeek. You seem to get no more cooperation than I ever did. And you don't even have the LC-faithful trying to derail you.)
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 09-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 787
Posted By OBW
Re: Attending Different Churches: Divisive attitudes

Took only 3 minutes on a rare revisit to find Evangelical declaring definitions without basis.
Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-26-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,527
Posted By OBW
Re: Bipartite or Tripartite Nature of Man?

I tend more bipartite because I find the so-called distinctions between soul and spirit (which Nee, and then Lee, tried so hard to separate in a neat way) to be so overlapping, by definition, with...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 02-02-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 9,019
Posted By OBW
Re: Whistleblower

Consensual? Do you really believe that? This kind of position would not be tolerated today in the world, and you expect the church to ignore it?

Harvey would be smiling at you.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-02-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 297,795
Posted By OBW
Re: How Much To Throw Out?

I continue to occasionally post on threads like this my opinion on the whole Nee/Lee/LSM thing. Drop it all. If it is real, you will find it somewhere reliable.

I did not enter the LRC with no...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 01-23-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 4,073
Posted By OBW
Re: The Son not forsaken (as much as we might think)

A lot of drivel follows this that does not address the text as it is found.

John 8:29 is not at the time of the crucifixion, therefore the fact that Jesus says that the Father HAS NOT left him...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 01-23-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,330
Posted By OBW
Re: Movies and the Church

30 minutes of previews? Give me a break. I know that it often seems like it, but I've never seen even close to 30 minutes of previews.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 01-23-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4,274
Views: 47,228
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

Had to comment on the Fake News Awards.

When it was announced that DT was going to do them, one of the late night hosts determined that it should be the funniest event ever since DT can't stand...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 01-23-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4,274
Views: 47,228
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

Only if 40 others go along with him. That means that 41 people can shut down the country.

And yes, Chucky can be hiding within those 41. But he cannot do it single-handedly.
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 01-23-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,782
Posted By OBW
Re: 'Ground of the Church'

"If I say it enough, it might become true."
"If I say it enough, it might become true."
"If I say it enough, it might become true." . . .

But it will not be because there is sound basis for the...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 01-23-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 12,323
Posted By OBW
Re: The Vision of the Age, the Ministry of the Age, and the Minister of the

Indy,

I continue to understand your thought here. And it does not address the Body, but instead a rather small collection of assemblies within a tremendously larger body of Christ. From this...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-23-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 7,914
Posted By OBW
Re: What is the boundary of the Local Church?

It is an exercise in semantics. And for the LRC, an exercise in equivocation.

The term "church" has many aspects and is not a singular thing. It is the body of Christ, and in that since is...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 12-11-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,233
Posted By OBW
Re: "God died on the cross."

zeek has hit the nail on the head. This discussion (on both sides of the forum) has resorted to using "God" in a generic sense, and by it has turned the difficult issue of the trinity into a kind of...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 11-20-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,193
Posted By OBW
Re: Meeting with a Coworker

Actually, it is of dubious value because of the nature and slant of its footnotes. Better to not have footnotes than to have those chosen, edited, or written by Lee.
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 11-20-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4,274
Views: 47,228
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

He said "a" low point, not "THE" low point. Therefore, all of the points that you mention can also be low points.

As for the history of the government, the administrative branch in particular, and...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 11-20-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,597
Posted By OBW
Re: Why Everyone Else is a Denomination

And you are correct. The true church is the totality of the body of believers. It is your group that cuts from it by declaring only yours to be "true church." Therefore the designation "sect' fits...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-27-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,083
Posted By OBW
Re: Smoking Gun?

Greetings from the land of the retired. Funny that having more time has caused me to not even think about this forum very much. I think it is still an important venue, but not sure how much my...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 09-29-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4,274
Views: 47,228
Posted By OBW
Re: Politics and the Church

One can only wish. "My way or the highway" has done us absolutely no good for the past 25+ years.

In fact, since virtually all of the John McCains of Congress have been swept from office, we have...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 09-29-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By OBW
Re: The Sovereignty of God

Wow. You are not as dense as you sometimes act. I think that I said it pretty clearly.

But I am not bewildered. However, I think that sometimes our need to attribute everything to the hand of God...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 09-29-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By OBW
Re: The Sovereignty of God

While this could be exactly what happened, have you also considered that it could just be an interpretation of your life? That maybe the fact that you were born in the LC is not a different event...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 09-29-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By OBW
Re: The Sovereignty of God

I left the verse out, but just throwing out verses does not address the question. We truly must trust in the Lord and not lean on our own understanding. But at the same time, our understanding can...
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