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Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching Today, 09:14 AM
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Posted By aron
Re: His Purpose - Christ in us

To a certain degree it may indeed be a matter of emphasis, with the right tack being of "balance" - holding to two opposing aspects, like "God and man" with the tension being not of contradiction but...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By aron
Re: His Purpose - Christ in us

The other thing I find so interesting about these discussions, is that the verses I cited are usually ignored, as they were in this case. So I'll repeat them.

"Just as the living Father sent me...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By aron
Re: His Purpose - Christ in us

The other thing I find so interesting about these discussions, is that the verses I cited are usually ignored, as they were in this case. So I'll repeat them.

"Just as the living Father sent me...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By aron
Re: His Purpose - Christ in us

I didn't miss it at all. But look at the context. Christ... our Maker... is just a prop, a foil. The focus is on "you and I", the Christian.... either struggling, or relaxing. The focus is on you,...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 10-18-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,911
Posted By aron
Re: Quote from today's Witness/Watchman Wednesday

Ron Kangas' question of "who can match Witness Lee" as minister of the ages is similar to the charismania-infected dialogue in the "Latter Rain" groups, in which the degree of hysteria equals the...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 10-18-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 984
Posted By aron
Re: His Purpose - Christ in us

I'm not impressed. There's a big hole there, like those found in the Nee and Lee "mystical" schools. They contrast the "earnest Christian" trying to be good, with the "enjoying Christians" who relax...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 10-18-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By aron
Re: Insight into the the reeducation camps of FTTB and FTTA

Somewhere on this forum was a thread on the LC member who put over a half-billion dollars into Harvard, between donations and real estate investments nearby. That's billion, with a "b" - whatever it...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-18-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,463
Posted By aron
Re: Thoughts, Questions, And Wanted Discussion On Local Churches

On one hand, not much different in leadership styles. Both were strongly informed by their native culture, in which one unquestioned leader ran things. In neither case would you see a meeting like in...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 10-17-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,911
Posted By aron
Re: Quote from today's Witness/Watchman Wednesday

By the plain teaching of the apostle in the NT, Witness Lee wasn't qualified to be a leader in a local assembly, much less para-church leader [!] much less "the apostle of the age" [!!] or the most...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 10-17-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,104
Posted By aron
Re: Did you also have a difficult childhood in the LC?

I had a brutal childhood. My parents divorced when I was a baby, both remarried and both marriages were awful. I was abandoned, neglected, abused physically (beaten until red welts & bruises), shamed...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-06-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By aron
Re: What is the Church really?

When you ask "what truly is this entity" I refer you to the quote above it, from Ephesians 5: "This is a profound mystery". If Paul calls it a profound mystery, I daresay it's not an answer that...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 08-03-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

What is sin? Sin is disobeying God. Sin cuts us off, and we become blinded, and lose sight of God, lose perception, awareness, memory. We become like the prodigal who's on his hands and knees...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 07-30-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By aron
Re: I've been around the churchlife over 10 years now

Thank you unreg for stopping by and posting comments and observations.

1. I agree that this forum is too divisive, but that's the nature of anonymous internet forums. People don't have the 'social...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-29-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

I don't think that's a tack Jesus would take. "I'm okay, you're okay, I'm' partly right and so are you." Instead, Jesus said, "If you, being evil, know to give gifts to your children..." if he called...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-28-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

John 1:18 says, "No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him" (ASV). Who can read that verse and say that Jesus has never seen the...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-28-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

I was the one who started this thread, commenting on one of "Witness Wednesday" quotes.

Here's the portion in question:

"In the heavens, where man cannot see, God is the Father; when He is...
Forum: Alternative Views - Click Here to Start New Thread 07-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 4,672
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

Part of the problem of recreating the conversation between Christians (many who were Jews) and non-Jesus Jews who rejected the resurrected-Christ story is this: the Jewish nation was effaced,...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-26-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

Of course I’m reading between the lines, and providing my own interpretation. How can Jesus be “God” and “not the Father”? That is how, sez I, pointing to the Centurion v/v Caesar.

But note that...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-26-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
The 'Christ is Everything' paradigm

One of the tenets of the LC programme was phrased as "Christ is everything". I remember the folk ditty composed in the "Grey Book" of LC songs. "Christ is everything/I need him/He is everything you...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-25-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
The Logos of God

Good point, and potentially valid objection. In the NT, Jesus is treated as the functional equivalent of GOD, the VERY GOD, as our unregistered friend put it so strongly, including...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-25-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: The Trinity Thread (To be a merged thread)

An aspect of agency – being sent, and sending others – is that if done well, one may easily conflate the Sent One with the Sender. “If you see me [the Sent Son] you see the [Sending] Father. When I...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-24-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: Quotes and Memes

I was thinking of this reply, in particular.



Jesus believed the Father, that the Father could raise him from the dead. "He [Jesus] trusted in God [the Father]; let Him [the Father] save him...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-24-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: Quote from today's Witness/Watchman Wednesday

And Jesus is not the Father. But they are ONE. And I am not Jesus. But we are ONE. Etc.

We are all distinct. But we are ONE.

Notice how Jesus places us in the same position vis--vis himself as...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-24-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: Quotes and Memes

I don't think it's about rejecting posts that differ from one another, but rather if someone says that one MUST ALWAYS accept some premise or another, then doesn't follow it themselves, how impressed...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 07-23-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,690
Posted By aron
Re: Quotes and Memes

This is pretty much what I said to Ohio a few weeks back. And he refused to "see". Even when Jesus said, "You will see", in John 1:51. Ohio said, "I don't see". I tried to show Ohio the heavens...
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