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Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 06-06-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

Elders and leaders have a certain set of responsibilities. That list includes decision-making and addressing conflict. At a general level, I never saw elders take decision-making too seriously. Major...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 06-06-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,582
Posted By Freedom
Re: Quotes and Quips

WL frequently made statements like this, that is, he would insist that not accepting his position is the equivalent of something like 'unbelief'. It put his followers in the awkward position of both...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 06-05-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

I would agree with this. Although I do recall cases where I could tell the elders acted disingenuously, I think in most cases there was at least an attempt to acknowledge the facts.

As I saw, the...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-24-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

Very true. I remember that even from a young age, I was told that anything which didn't have "eternal value" was not worth our time. That definitely led to a diminished enthusiasm about things in...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-23-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

Moving is a major life decision. People normally make such decisions based on their personal or family goals. If people don't give a second thought to external interference like that, then it would...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-16-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

I haven't. I will read up on that.
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-11-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

Passivity is something I have struggled with for a long time. The LCM taught everyone that they should "wait on the Lord" for everything, and sometimes that meant hesitating in even the smallest of...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

That could be part of it. I do think that the LCM attract certain personality types more than others. I got to the point where whenever there were newcomers, I could make a pretty good guess as to...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-11-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

I can definitely relate to the self-doubt. It's a behavior that I saw happen all the time within the LCM. Like you mentioned, I think it's related to the fear that statements of fact might be...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

Yes, the teaching of authority and submission is one of the core (and unspoken) principles in the LCM. As such, it plays a big part in the interpersonal relationships and interactions, even though...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-08-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
Re: How the LCM Affects Personality

As it relates to local leaders, I would say both yes and no. I saw what I would categorize as two types of elders in the LC. There were the ones who seemed to be effective at leading others. They...
Forum: Orthopraxy - Christian Practice 05-08-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,508
Posted By Freedom
How the LCM Affects Personality

This thread is intended to discuss the impact that the LCM has on people's personality traits and also the results of that impact. It should be noted that I am approaching this topic as someone who...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 05-08-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

Visitors to our meetings always seemed to make everyone feel uncomfortable. There was the act of appearing to receive the person, but everyone seemed to know it was only a matter of time before the...
Forum: Calling All Saints! 05-08-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Freedom
Re: Church in Cincinnati

I spent some time reading through that linked thread and one thing that caught my attention was a list of all the midwest LC's that were removed from the church directory. Looks like at the time of...
Forum: Suggestions and Feedback 04-24-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Freedom
Re: Can you save a post draft?

I will copy and paste from Word if it is a longer post. But sometimes the formatting from Word doesn't copy over right.
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-24-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

But that was just my point. He gave an initial appearance of handling the matter in a sensitive way. I also noted that it was not him who made the decision to "take the ground" in Los Angeles.

As...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-24-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

I think you're making assumptions about the intentions of both Lee and Kaung. In Indiana's writing, he provided some insightful background on Lee's mindset when he came to the US. Here's what John...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-23-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

The LCM has gone to great lengths to promote Lee as Nee's sole successor. Such a view came directly from Lee. He felt that he was Nee's top coworker. He had no problem coming up with ridiculous ways...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-23-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

The lack of a viable explanation to defend Lee's behavior says a lot. Kaung gave a clear explanation about what happened with him and Lee:
"Brother Lee came to New York and told me, ‘You need to...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-23-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: in 1948 Watchman Nee changed his view

My speculation is not coming out of nowhere. It is based on Nee/Lee's own materials as well as third party sources. Early on in the thread, Drake stated the following: "yet concerning the ground of...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-22-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

Speculate is all that we can do because Nee isn't alive to clarify his real views. My speculation is based on the fact that among Nee's close coworkers, Lee was the only one who emphasized a specific...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-20-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

This is the consistency issue that I mentioned, and it would suggest that "following Nee" was a bit of a wild goose chase to begin with. More on that later...

What encompasses Further Talks on the...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-20-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

Drake,

This is mainly a matter of semantics (though I personally don't feel that Nee always held consistent views). The quotes I posted previously provide some context as to what Nee meant when...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-19-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

Lee's teaching:
Nee's teaching:
Nee's teaching was that all believers are members of a local church by default, and his concern was just that outside factors would inhibit a practice of localism.
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Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 04-19-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,307
Posted By Freedom
Re: Kaung and Lee Lines in America - A History

When Nee used the word local, I see a specific context implied. It was in contrast to organization or outside missions. In The Normal Christian Church Life he said the following:
Nee's concern was...
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