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Old 11-14-2017, 06:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: Can I be candid?

Originally Posted by Nell View Post
So, there's my take on the root cause for all that is wrong in this world. You described it to perfection and there it is in the the very beginning it's spelled out. If you want to review how it all ends, check out Revelation 12. It's a woman! Maybe you, me and CMW are part of that Revelation 12 woman.
I'm a man, with male perspective. I just can't help it. But I do notice how Jesus treated ALL people, including women, sinners, children, poor, crippled, 'drunkards', tax collectors. If you can't handle the word 'love', I think respect is a pretty good stand-in. So I do respect your views, and Jane's and everyone else's.

My own "root cause analysis" is that the Exclusive Brethrenism withered on it's native soil, but it struck a chord with the Chinese. Thrice it flourished. First in the Little Flock, pre-WWII, then in the House Church Movement under Mao, then in 1979 LSM operatives returned and in 1995 WL told us of "15 or 20 million shouters", if I remember right.

How did it resonate? The subsuming of self to the Hive Mind is conditioned by 5k years of human culture. Give yourself to the Church, the Body, curated by the Wise Master Builder, the Humble Bondslave of Christ. That is the root message, all the Protestant window-dressings aside. Not a co-incidence that the demographic 'face' of the LSM/lc has changed in the USA drastically from 35 years ago.

Originally Posted by Nell View Post
SoI don't know how it's all going to shake down, but there are many opinions, mostly by men who think they know everything. They don't. Some think they have the be-all-end-all interpretation of the Bible. They don't. We'll know when it actually happens.
I am a know-it-all man, but I laugh at myself. I'm just another dummy on the journey.

I just like knowing everything. I can't help it.
"Freedom is free. It's slavery that's so horribly expensive" - Colonel Templeton, ret., of the 12th Scottish Highlanders, the 'Black Fusiliers'
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