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Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 02-11-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 93,252
Posted By Shawn
Re: ground of locality and generality

Hi CMW,

I am more the exception than the rule, I started a concecrated life at about the summer of '86 with an Inndependent Baptist group using the Scofield reference Bible (mainly the Brethern...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 02-10-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 93,252
Posted By Shawn
Re: ground of locality and generality

Igzy:
As I've asked before I like to ask again: How many people here who lean toward believing in the local ground teaching have spent any appreciable time praying to God asking Him to shed light on...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 01-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,020
Posted By Shawn
Re: Recovery Version

Well, since plagarism is the issue, let me ask a question I do not know the answer to:

I started seeking the Lord at a fellowship that based its teachings on the Schofield reference bible back in...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 01-28-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,020
Posted By Shawn
Re: Recovery Version

Hello All,

Just wanted to say that what we practice in Pittsburgh, is a de emphasis of the recovery version, placing it along side all the other various translations. Use it if you want, others...
Forum: Oh Lord, Where Do We Go From Here? 10-28-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,889
Posted By Shawn
The question is: Can a group of believers practicing....

Brothers and Sisters,

The question is: Can a group of believers practicing the church life as outlined in the ministries of Witness Lee and watchman Nee have a victorious Christian experience,...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 10-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Re: The LCS Factor

Greetings All,

I think my comments since joining this board and the previous Berean forum have been upholding this very thought; that many have been with the local churches (including myself) and...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 10-24-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Re: The LCS Factor

I don't see much hope in breaking the ongoing cycle of mis interpertations of shared experiences, for as long as we are individuals, we will always see things differently. Our only way to limit the...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 10-21-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 48,699
Posted By Shawn
Re: A Comparison and Contrast - Witness Lee versus The Blend

The first thing that comes to mind concerning the differences of Witness Lee's ministry vs the BB's, is Lee did not read word for word, outlines of Watchman Nee. He did have a unique ministry that...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-29-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Re: The LCS Factor

"It is not a shame to say to you that I write these things but to admonish you as my beloved children.
For though you have ten thousand guides in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-22-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Re: The LCS Factor

Hi Toledo,

I wanted to recognize my distance from California and Texas concerning any participation in the quarantining of the brothers in that locality, but your mentioning of how you practiced...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-22-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Old News

As I said, I haven't seen the forum for a few weeks and my last response was based on the third page of this thread, that I thought was the latest response; sorry for missing the latest comments!
...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-22-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Helpful or Damaging?

Hi All,

Sorry I seem to be going weeks without having opportunities to view the forum, I hope I'm not to out of touch with the current topics....

I did want to clarify, the book I was refering...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-17-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
how about an 8 pound gorilla?

Sorry for the 800 pound gorilla remark, it was a little too colorful and off base, I will try to avoid uneeded hyperbole in the future.

I would say that the LC was not devoid of healthy teachings,...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-15-2008, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Hi Matt, The Drug abuser was only an...

Hi Matt,

The Drug abuser was only an example; my point was the lack of experience that is leading you to conclusions that are lacking substantiation, as evidenced by the abundance of counterpoints...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-14-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
A Sad Irony

I have felt the direction SC offered in the last several posts has been what I have tried to sugest in the past on the other forum,but have always been perplexed at the responses, that have cast me...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Hi All, I would like to use this point to...

Hi All,

I would like to use this point to first, show the word dancing that is going on in trying to prove a point. Again, there is a very small minority that may fit this position, but we were...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-09-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Hi Matt, a little statement and rebuttal, if you...

Hi Matt, a little statement and rebuttal, if you don't mind.

Do you concede that there are true believers in the Roman Catholic church? Can some not love the Lord and his word yet sit in the midst...
Forum: Regional Concerns 09-09-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 248,364
Posted By Shawn
Thanks AndPeter, for the response, I am thankful...

Thanks AndPeter, for the response, I am thankful for Nigels fellowship, as it touched something in my heart that I experienced from this past weekend in Columbus.

I find reflection can be helpful,...
Forum: Regional Concerns 09-06-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 248,364
Posted By Shawn
Ephesians Moment

Hi All,

I am very thankful that I can be "recovered" in loving and worshiping the Lord in music, I had the great enjoyment of playing with the Pittsburgh group on Saturday night with our African...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-06-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Good Morning TJ, Yes, your clarification...

Good Morning TJ,

Yes, your clarification surely helped my jumbled post become more clear, I actually addressed a few different posts but the focus of my thoughts were nailed by your...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-04-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Here we go again, From heresy to unsound...

Here we go again,

From heresy to unsound doctrine and the perennial question: "What church would Paul use if he wrote a check 2000 years ago!

To address the latter, sorry but the Bible trumps...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Thanks Matt, Your words do show the way to...

Thanks Matt,

Your words do show the way to oneness is not to try to practically implement it and hope the Spirit will justify the actions, but to seek to be one with all our brothers and sisters,...
Forum: Spiritual Abuse Titles 09-02-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,353
Views: 863,383
Posted By Shawn
Doctrine Vs. Practice

Hi Matt,

Thanks for bringing to the forum this historical document that gives full exposure to both sides of this discussion.

I would say that the full picture shows the degree of problems...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 08-24-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 38,193
Posted By Shawn
Thanks OBW, for putting up with long suffering my...

Thanks OBW, for putting up with long suffering my repeating my understanding as expressed in the previous forum.:)

I would like to suggest that from the quote I took from your point below:
...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 08-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 38,193
Posted By Shawn
Thanks OBW, for putting up with long suffering my...

Thanks OBW, for putting up with long suffering my repeating my understanding as expressed in the previous forum.:)

I would like to suggest that from the quote I took from your point below:
...
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