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Old 12-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #38
Terry
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Default Re: My Views and Stance on The Recovery

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Actually, I've been meeting with an evangelical denomination for several years, and it is nothing like the "Lord's Recovery." There is a big difference. I now know many Christians who actually are full of love and grace, and who treat people with kindness and tenderness. That was not the case in the Recovery.
That has been my experience too. In the recovery there is not much grace for those that leave. Probably because grace is not practiced. Instead the attitude is an us versus them behavior. Either you're with us or against us. If you don't take the way of the ministry, you're against us.
The community church I have been meeting with for several years is one of grace. There's no us versus them. When you stop meeting here, you're still part of us.
Witnessing it first hand at a Starbuck's coffee shop while meeting with one of the elders. A former elder happened to coincidentally come to the Starbucks and there was a joyful exchange between the former elder and the current elder (whom I was meeting with).
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