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Forum: David Canfield 07-13-2012, 09:22 AM
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Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

Jesus chose the first 12. Even though He knew one of them contained dark impulses, He chose them all. We can hardly critique His choices.

Then, in Acts, you get a "game of chance" being used to...
Forum: David Canfield 07-13-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: 2 or 3 gathered in My name

Yes. Jesus went around doing good (Acts 10:38), while we his ostensible disciples go around, managing words for fun and profit.
Forum: David Canfield 07-13-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
2 or 3 gathered in My name

So Jesus said, "Whenever 2 or 3 are gathered in My name, there I will be in their midst", and "Whenever two of you are in harmony, it will be established."

But according to the reading in Matthew...
Forum: David Canfield 07-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

As Christians we should be hesitant at ascribing base motives to others. But we do have the repeated example in the gospels of elitism ("We saw others preaching in Your name and we forbade them") and...
Forum: David Canfield 07-12-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

Well, 2 or 3, with Jesus there in your midst, seems to be a legitimate assembly. If I have Jesus in my assembly, and someone wants to parse text to tell me it isn't a legitimate church, I will laugh...
Forum: David Canfield 07-12-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

As if the "proper church life" on the "proper ground" would magically solve all those onerous commands to love one another, bear one another's burdens, forgive one another's trespasses, etc.


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Forum: David Canfield 07-12-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

Ohio, I am glad you cited this. I missed it the first time around.

I quote the beginning of the post:

When approaching Christian unity, the higher principles which are talked about by the Lord...
Forum: David Canfield 07-12-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

Ohio, I am glad you cited this. I missed it the first time around.

I quote the beginning of the post:

When approaching Christian unity, the higher principles which are talked about by the Lord...
Forum: David Canfield 07-12-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

That's like if I became a preacher in China, and began to use Milton's "Paradise Lost" and Dante's "Inferno" as supplemental texts. You know, just to reinforce my biblical points. The recipients,...
Forum: David Canfield 07-12-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

Marx made a big deal about how the poor oppressed workers were "alienated" from the means of production. They got no emotional return from the sweat of their brow. Good point, but, hey, you wanna...
Forum: David Canfield 07-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

These points parallel (to me, anyway) Peter Debelak's recent comments on being known by God, versus knowing God. There are sharp limits on how much we can see, and how much we can know, and therefore...
Forum: David Canfield 07-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

If we "quietly and honestly" consider where Jesus was establishing His ekklesia in Matt ch. 16, we don't see any suggestions that it would be delineated by political/urban subsets like Jerusalem,...
Forum: David Canfield 07-11-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

I cannot say that I have "quietly and honestly before the Lord" considered the matter of establishing churches, but I have considered it. And how do we know Canfield, or Lee or Nee, has quietly and...
Forum: David Canfield 07-10-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

I know. "If you really loved the Lord as much as I do, you'd see what I see."

It's like.... whaaaaaa????? What kind of logic is that?
Forum: David Canfield 07-10-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,899
Posted By aron
Re: Canfield on the Ground of Locality

Igzy, I give you credit for repeatedly making this point. I finally get it. The "one church per city" metric is a trojan horse to allow centralized control (masquerading as 'administration'... per...
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