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Old 03-25-2015, 04:59 PM   #53
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Default Re: The Experience of Christ

Originally Posted by OBW View Post
This may be true. But the way that John said it was not that truth "requires the genuine experience of Christ, because truth has the power to liberate us." Instead he quoted Christ who said "If you hold to my teaching,AK)" data-cr="#cen-NIV-26413AK"> you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Question. What is it to "hold to" teachings? If we want to call anything "experience" that brings truth, that would be it. So what is it?
What I said is exactly what John said, only in different words.

"To hold" is to believe, to obey, to keep. The scripture uses a host of expressions.

You remind me of this guy who condemned all "new" English versions of the Bible because they were different from his Authorized King James Version, which was to him "THE WORD OF GOD." I tried to tell him that it was the King of England who "authorized" his own version, often using the edge of the sword. He would hear none of that. He even went so far as to say the Greek N.T. text should be changed to match the "Authorized" version.

Witness Lee, like so many other preachers, liked to use expressions like "experience Christ, the Triune God, etc." If there is nothing inherently wrong with these expressions, and outside Christians also use them, are we serving anything positive by opposing these expressions?
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