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Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications Today, 03:57 AM
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Posted By aron
Re: shepherdingwords.com

It's sort of like a firewall, to prevent the curiosity to spread further. For example, they present "Facts concerning Daystar Motor Homes". Hopefully, this will end the quest to learn more about the...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By aron
Re: shepherdingwords.com

Actually Mormonism went through something like this a few years ago. Similar to the Jo Casteel FB letter, someone wrote a document called "The CES Letter" which stated concerns and questions to their...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,141
Posted By aron
Re: LordsRecovery.Org Exposing the Christian Cult of Witness Lee's Local Ch

We were led by these constant and unfair comparisons to believe that the Recovery at its worst was equal to the best of fallen, compromised, "Babylon Christianity". Now, thanks to posters like...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 251
Posted By aron
Re: Truth

On another thread (The Asian Mind/The Western Mind), I wrote that Asian values and mores are in no way inferior to the West, having served them for thousands of years. And I'd add that in the divine...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries Yesterday, 03:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,141
Posted By aron
Re: LordsRecovery.Org Exposing the Christian Cult of Witness Lee's Local Ch

A point worth noting in the "us vs them" dynamic as often played out: in order to define "them" in this dynamic, the other party becomes a caricature. Here, one's presented with something called...
Forum: Various Living Stream Ministry Publications 01-20-2020, 05:29 AM
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Views: 251
Posted By aron
Re: Truth

Great video.



First, is there God? Does God exist? That's a personal decision in the path of truth. Perhaps like the "quantum entanglement" dilemma... something that can be inferred, and offers...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 01-20-2020, 05:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By aron
Re: Finding Biblical Context For Women 'Are More Easily Deceived'

Then WL or his Blended acolytes should admit that Watchman Nee was also easily deceived by absorbing Jessie Penn-Lewis' thoughts and channeling it in his book "Spiritual Man", such that the publisher...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-18-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,141
Posted By aron
Re: LordsRecovery.Org Exposing the Christian Cult of Witness Lee's Local Ch

Effective writing, powerfully constructed case. Clear, logical, concise, simple layout, moderate in tone, easy to follow. I read the whole thing in a few minutes. Great resource for the interested...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-17-2020, 08:39 AM
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Views: 411,149
Posted By aron
Re: The Psalms are the word of Christ

2 Timothy 2:8
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel

Pretty simple.

Also I like,

Romans 1:1-4
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-16-2020, 10:39 AM
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Posted By aron
Re: The Psalms are the word of Christ

I agree with your point. WL couldn't get the Psalms to deliver value to his "Processed God" metric so he essentially dismissed them. He's not the first Protestant or post-Protestant to do so, but the...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-16-2020, 08:18 AM
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Views: 78,964
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

When I speak of activities, noted in detail in Acts and referenced in Paul's letters (e.g., Corinth) I am thinking of those who have, sharing with those who don't have. That I see as a universal...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-16-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,964
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

And are we to surmise that the acts (activities, actions, doings) of the apostles are fundamentally different than the disciples' actions which are caused by healthy teachings and are encapsulated in...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-15-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,964
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

Yes, this is why the book of Acts suddenly looms so large in my consciousness, because it isn't about the details of what they taught, so much, as the details of what they did. They taught the...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-15-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
Posted By aron
Re: A Review of Hank's Recent Book.

Nice summary of a well-written piece. Better and more thoroughly done than many of us could have, including myself.

Politics makes strange bedfellows, as they say. A grifter on the margins of...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-15-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,964
Posted By aron
Two rich men

There are two rich men portrayed in the gospels. One refuses to aid the beggar laying at his gate. That rich man ends in torment in Hades. Another rich man told Jesus, "See, the half of what I own, I...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-14-2020, 11:01 AM
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Views: 411,149
Posted By aron
Re: Resurrection is the key

Jonah prayed in the belly of the whale, that God could save him. That was obedience. God saved him. Jesus referred to Jonah's experience as what he would pass through.

In Psalm 16, David said God...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-14-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By aron
Re: A Frustrated Mother

Dear Frustrated Mother,

Have you ever sat in a meeting in the LC and heard others "speaking poorly" of their brothers and sisters in faith? I used to, all the time. I heard Witness Lee mocking...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-13-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 892
Views: 411,149
Posted By aron
Resurrection is the key

In the NT, one of the major arguments among the Hebrews is on the idea of resurrection: the Sadducees don't believe in a physical resurrection, and challenge Jesus (Matt 22:23), whilst the Pharisees...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-13-2020, 03:40 AM
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Views: 411,149
Posted By aron
Re: Praise/Worship Songs! Turn Up Your Speakers!

Psalm 3 is a favourite, and this is why: Psalm 1 shows the way of the righteous man, Psalm 2 shows that righteous man enthroned as King of the nations (for confirmation, see Deuteronomy 17:18-20),...
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-12-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,964
Posted By aron
Esoteric versus Exoteric Teachings

At one point I learned about esoteric (private) versus exoteric (public) teachings. In the gospels, Jesus taught his disciples privately. He had public utterances, then would pull his disciples aside...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-11-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By aron
Re: Bible as the Absolute Authority

First post said that Martin Luther recovered the authority of scripture in church, and Witness Lee and his Local Church effectively overturned that. I referenced the Jo Casteel Facebook letter to...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-11-2020, 03:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By aron
Re: Bible as the Absolute Authority

In the Casteel Open Letter one can see what this looks like as it plays out. The Casteels were reading the Bible, and experiencing and seeing things different from what the Bible says, but to even...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-08-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,145
Posted By aron
Re: Bible as the Absolute Authority

Also in Psalm 19 and 119, it recommends itself. And either the words are true, or they are not.
Forum: Apologetic discussions 01-08-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 78,964
Posted By aron
Re: What is God's Economy?

I'd like to bring forward a comment I made on another thread. But I was already off topic, so will continue here.



My critique of the WL model of "God's economy is threefold: first that it has...
Forum: Christian Movements/Ministries 01-08-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,141
Posted By aron
Re: LordsRecovery.Org Exposing the Christian Cult of Witness Lee's Local Ch

Yes, in addition to being "eager" to help the poor of Jerusalem in Galatians 2, we see his lengthy discourses in 2 Cor 8 and 9, and this section in Roman's 15:

25 Now, however, I am on my way to...
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