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Old 01-23-2018, 11:47 AM   #78
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Default Re: How Many Are Former Members Of The Local Church

Originally Posted by Ohio View Post
To be honest, I heard little from Lee derogatory on Graham. I heard it mostly from others. There was a trickle down effect. Lee would regularly and constantly condemn all of poor, poor Christianity. Then all he had to say privately was "Billy Graham doesn't see the church" and his minions run with it.

I definitely heard Lee say, "anyone can get people saved, but who can raise them up?" This pathetic distortion of the truth implied that over all the earth only Witness Lee was actually "raising people up."
It's systemic. Something gets spoken from the platform regarding Graham and brothers and sisters are so quick to accept it without exercising a sober consideration.
An older brother I've known since 1973 echoed similar sentiments while in the local churches. Once he was out of the LC environment, attitudes changed towards Billy Graham and others of the Lord's servants.
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