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Forum: Apologetic discussions Today, 12:18 AM
Replies: 132
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Re: Lee and the book of Job

Although this post doesn't touch much else that is on this thread, it stuck out to me so much. Many brothers "at the top", including many elders in the churches, not just the LSM upper echelon,...
Forum: Apologetic discussions Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 16,491
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Re: Lee's Trinity

This is my problem too. If the Son IS the Father, then "I am in the Father and the Father is in Me" 1) doesn't mean anything and 2) isn't special or amazing or noteworthy at all. If the Son is the...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 03-18-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 16,491
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Re: Lee's Trinity

And this is how the church should be. If God is unity and diversity, so should the church be. Lee wanted a church that was unified and uniform, but with no diversity. That is not God.
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-18-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 29,456
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Re: One Church - One City - Biblical?

This actually touches on a topic I had on my mental back burner. I had an interaction with an elder one time where he talked about needing to check with "the brothers" (in Anaheim) about a ...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 03-17-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 105
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Re: Is the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil, evil?

The TOTKOGAE can't be evil because in eating it God says "they have become like us, knowing good and evil". If in eating it you become like God in some way, it cannot be evil.

It is interesting...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-17-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 29,456
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Re: One Church - One City - Biblical?

I think what I'm trying to say is that I think it's legit not as a practice, but as the understanding of a spiritual reality.
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-16-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 29,456
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Re: One Church - One City - Biblical?

(explanation up front: when I say "the church in [city]", I am not referring to the local churches).

Nell, I agree with you that it is descriptive and not prescriptive. "Do this until I come" or...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-16-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 29,456
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Re: One Church - One City - Biblical?

I think one church one city is legit.

But let me explain.

I think the lesson of the majority of the references to the church being “the church in {city}” in the Bible is so we would...
Forum: Extras! Extras! Read All About It! 03-15-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
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Interesting Article on Removal of Lampstand

I was researching commentaries on "removing the lampstand" and came across this brief and interesting article.....I definitely chuckled as I was fully expecting LSM to be mentioned somewhere but...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-14-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,439
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Re: Lee and LC: Home Runs and Strikeouts

Hahaha.....thanks. Oftentimes Drake's posts so succinctly bring together the being-crushing lies that were passed off as truths to so many people that it is a delight to post a response to force me...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 03-14-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,420
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Re: I was born into the LC in the Cleveland area. Now 22

aron, I just came across this post of yours and just wanted to say this is so helpful.

Blaming the victim for not grasping the impersonal God that is shoved down their throats, isolationist, can't...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-11-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,439
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Re: Lee and LC: Home Runs and Strikeouts

I know you're being obtuse but I'm writing this response for myself (OH NO not my SELF!?!?! Yes...... myself), not to seriously engage you.

The commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. ...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 03-11-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 63,985
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Re: 106 things not many Christians know (but Witness Lee knows)

I wish I could paint a wall-to-wall sign in my room that says "the church is the people". There literally is no church without the people. The church is the people. Building up the church IS...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 03-07-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
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Re: Pledge of Allegiance to Witness Lee

I don't want to get away from the OP of this thread, but "blending" is one of my big pet peeves. "God has blended the body together" is not about "blending away the differences".....it's about care...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-05-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,082
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Re: Major Errors of Witness Lee’s Teaching (Nothing against the “person”)

Lee's ministry is in maroon:

In 2 Corinthians 3:17 Paul abruptly says that “the Lord is the Spirit.” Today our critics are most afraid of three Scripture verses: 1 Corinthians 15:45, 2...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 03-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 681
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Re: How do you know God cares?

Years ago I was talking to a saint who has a heart to help struggling saints. At one point I said "I don't trust the Lord". They stopped short and it was like I had slapped them in the face, and...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 03-03-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 681
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Re: How do you know God cares?

Any time I do anything and become involved in anything that I treasure as special, God makes sure to rip it apart. I am at the point where I have nothing left in me to try something new or go a...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 03-03-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
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Re: Should a church seek for incorporation?

I may be wrong, but to open a bank account, you need an EIN, and to get an EIN you need to be incorporated with your state's authorities so you can provide the "legal name" of that incorporation when...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 02-28-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,345
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Re: What about the Children?

What kind of a "Christian" is LSM building these little people into being?

Fakers.

By necessity. To make it in the system.

These poor little people are relentlessly choked with premature...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-27-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
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Re: Christ is the Body, "the Body-Christ"

To me this verse is saying as the body is one and has many members, so also Christ has a body which has many members yet is one body.

There may be other verses that support "Christ is the Body",...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-25-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
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Re: Christ is the Body, "the Body-Christ"

On the "why do you persecute me" thing......I think the explanation is much more simple than Lee's "believers = Christ". In Acts 26:9 Paul says, "I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-25-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
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Christ is the Body, "the Body-Christ"

Quote from Lee’s ministry:

"Verse 12 says, "For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is the Christ" (Gk.). In this...
Forum: Polemic Writings of Nigel Tomes 02-24-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,910
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Re: Setting the Mind on the Spirit - The Vanishing Verb

That excerpt makes me want to tear my hair out. There is zero help there. Zero. No wonder I never paid for a ministry book unless I was forced to.

One classic problem in that excerpt is the...
Forum: Polemic Writings of Nigel Tomes 02-24-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,910
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Re: Setting the Mind on the Spirit - The Vanishing Verb

This is actually something that I could never figure out either, especially as a kid. How on earth are you supposed to do your homework while also having to keep conscious of the spirit or setting...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 02-23-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,657
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Re: Evaluation of Elders

Yes, what do you do when an elder refuses to reconcile and yet continues "offering at the altar"?
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