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Forum: Apologetic discussions 02-22-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 191,192
Posted By aron
Re: The Asian Mind/The Western Mind

Shinchonji Church with Chairman Lee Man-Hee

I noted a Korean church that got public attention in the recent Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
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Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 02-19-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By aron
Re: In the Wake of the New Way

I don't think others can fault you for not trying to be true to the vision that God gave you. The problems that followed weren't for a lack of trying. (The DCP said that Jo Casteel didn't follow...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 02-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By aron
Re: In the Wake of the New Way

The Blendeds knew better - just nod and say, "Amen" but don't do anything. As current Blended RG once said, "You have to read between the lines". Steve's error was to naively take the speaking at...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 02-19-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By aron
Re: In the Wake of the New Way

Given that TC was only part of the Great LC Schism of 2007, I think there's more than this. The other rebel party, that of DYL, played no such niceties as TC. There it was, "Here's what we're going...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-19-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 565
Posted By aron
Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

Negative - someone brought up a good point:



This is the kind of 'practical expression of grace' that I alluded to in my previous post (#6). Paul said that "the grace of God superabounded in me...
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 02-19-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By aron
Re: In the Wake of the New Way

I believe that Steve was in a meeting where WL said, "We have to find out what happened to those who left; to reconcile with them." This goes against the "guanxi network" ethos of "once out, ever...
Forum: Orthodoxy - Christian Teaching 02-18-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 565
Posted By aron
Re: The Chief End of Man: Glorifying & Enjoying God

Grace like is an unemployed person getting a job. You still have to work, but are so happy with the opportunity to work, which was given, like a fry cook at Arby's making $100/hr. Look at our...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-16-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By aron
Re: Can Anyone Help Our College Student?

God can use these experiences to help us, and through us to help others. We didn't pass through the fire for nothing (Psa 66:12). We're measured, or known, or realised, through our ability to love....
Forum: Writings and Concerns of Steve Isitt 02-15-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By aron
Re: In the Wake of the New Way

We all have opinions. The only issue is when we insist that only our opinion matters. "In the counsel of many is safety" says Proverbs. So opinions of themselves are not wrong.

Not only was his...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-15-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By aron
Re: Talking to Believers in the Local Church

Each one of us had an exit strategy, not always consciously planned. Mine, I was completely oblivious to what was going on, relentlessly positive, 'all is for the best', not realising that the...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-14-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By aron
Talking to Believers in the Local Church

There's a story somewhere that I haven't bothered to look up, but I remember it, because it made sense (as good stories do). It was about a person having knowledge of something dangerous, and warning...
Forum: To God Be The Glory! 02-14-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 142,129
Posted By aron
Re: Praise/Worship Songs! Turn Up Your Speakers!

Lord's prayer in Aramaic.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=locW-9S00VU

Then read some of the comments. Here's one from 6 months ago.



Music as a vehicle for God's word is a powerful...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-14-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

In the OT they would distinguish the prophets, whether true or not, depending on what followed their words. The LC with all its focus on OT types should have paid attention.
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-14-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

Freedom, your points are valid. But ultimately, we have to honour our inner voice, no matter how quixotic it seems (v/v sentence on "result or positive outcome"). Ultimately God will sort out which...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-13-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

I think it's helpful to discern some of the barriers, and of what they are made (social, economic, psychological, cultural, a mix). They are real barriers to change, and some seem intertwined and...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-13-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

I read an interesting story recently about the flu virus pandemic that has hit China. The doctor who discovered the virus was an Ophthalmologist by training, not an epidemiologist. When he realized...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-12-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By aron
Re: Can Anyone Help Our College Student?

Love is an intense emotion, blurs the senses. The young, especially, get all starry-eyed. Or teary-eyed. I know, I was there, once.

The way out, is twofold. First, to think. Ask yourself, why is...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-10-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By aron
Re: Why lc isn't apart of the breathen church?

They appropriate liberally from Christianity to legitimate themselves then sweepingly de-legitimate Christianity in toto. Talk about a heavy burden to bear. The self-imposed weight is enormous.
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-10-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By aron
Re: Why lc isn't apart of the breathen church?

And they sing songs by Luther, but shun the Lutherans. Praise Wesley but shun Methodists. Sing Fanny Crosby and Frances Havergal but shun Baptists and Congregation church goers. All those groups are...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-10-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By aron
Re: I left the Local Church After Reading the Real Church History

Unreg, welcome. Your point is worth raising. When you point out flaws, or mistakes, or errors, the LSM devotee says, "Hey, nobody's perfect." Yet the sole reason for the LSM and the LC or "recovery"...
Forum: Fellowship Hall 02-10-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By aron
Re: Why lc isn't apart of the breathen church?

One thing about fundamentalist Protestant splinter cells: they separate over some supposedly crucial truth, then won't allow their members the same latitude. Many who left "dead religion" in the...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-08-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

In the title of the thread, the words "fixing problems" and "helping leadership" jumps out. The original post showed the problem of a fallen human being trapped and isolated by the power structure...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-08-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

You had a formula: "Christ plus anything equals nothing". But in this formula, the danger is that a person's subjectivity defines "Christ" versus "anything". Then that person convinces others to...
Forum: The Local Church in the 21st Century 02-08-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 913
Posted By aron
Re: Fixing the Problems Helps Everyone Concerned, even LC Leadership

The "you" Paul was addressing, here, was a Gentile community. Elsewhere, Paul had Timothy circumcised. Remember that Paul was, by mutual and open assent, made apostle to the Gentiles, just as Peter...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-01-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By aron
Re: I Am A Part Of The Local Church

The LC functions through information control. Most of us who went through the system there, the so-called church life, knew nothing of Daystar Motor Homes or the effect of Witness Lee's two sons,...
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