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Old 06-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #8
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Default Re: Nullification of the function of the body members

Originally Posted by ZNPaaneah View Post
So I would agree that speaking in the meeting may be the lowest level of functioning, still it is functioning. Nowhere in the NT does it ever say that spectating, or listening to a message is functioning.

I would certainly consider evangelism, shepherding and teaching as a higher level of functioning, yet speaking in the meeting can be a very good training for these other functions.
My point remains, that these 'functions' in the local churches of Lee were limited to what was delineated by Headquarters. Of course every 'locality' was different, as was the experience of every 'saint', but nonetheless the expectation was that somewhere Witness Lee had written a book or pamphlet about whatever you were doing. The ministry of Lee was a mediatorial agent in your local church life experience.

My example of 'popcorn testimonies' equaling 'functioning' in the meetings was not meant to be exhaustive by any means; it was just one of the more glaring examples, looking back.
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