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Spiritual Abuse Titles Spiritual abuse is the mistreatment of a person who is in need of help, support or greater spiritual empowerment, with the result of weakening, undermining or decreasing that person's spiritual empowerment.

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Old 09-10-2020, 09:01 PM   #1
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In the Local Church there is an ecosystem of its own. They have decided to be separated from other groups and start to go back to the Bible. (actually many other groups did that)

But if you see from different angle some of the term is divisive

God's ordained way : Brother's Lee's way of doing things.
Restricted divine life : Be restricted, it's for the protection.
One city one church : Oh we have the light of the true ground of the church, don't go elsewhere!
The Lord's recovery : Reformation is good but not enough, the Lord is still doing His recovery. This is the Lord's Recovery. Basically, it's us.
Ministry of the age : There is only one ministry, don't go to any other ministry than LSM

Sometimes I doubt these terms are actually good, because they distance ourselves from other saints in other denominations.
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Old 09-11-2020, 04:18 PM   #2
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In the Local Church there is an ecosystem of its own. They have decided to be separated from other groups and start to go back to the Bible. (actually many other groups did that)

But if you see from different angle some of the term is divisive

God's ordained way : Brother's Lee's way of doing things.
Restricted divine life : Be restricted, it's for the protection.
One city one church : Oh we have the light of the true ground of the church, don't go elsewhere!
The Lord's recovery : Reformation is good but not enough, the Lord is still doing His recovery. This is the Lord's Recovery. Basically, it's us.
Ministry of the age : There is only one ministry, don't go to any other ministry than LSM

Sometimes I doubt these terms are actually good, because they distance ourselves from other saints in other denominations.


Oh yes, and there are other benefits too, for the 'ecosystem' of the LRM. Being 'restricted' limits your ability to grow to maturity, being ever dependant on WL's interpretations, instead of learning to be lead by God himself.
You aren't able to benefit from the teachings and insights of others, in the body of Christ, some of which are sorely needed in the LC.

It keeps you so cloistered within its system so that you are unable to make any assessment of what you are taught, or of how you are treated within. Meaning you are forced to accept everything they put on you, weather good or harmful. Yes, it opens the way to remove protections over your life that the law of the land provides. Whenever that happens, it's always bad.
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Old 09-11-2020, 07:44 PM   #3
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Oh yes, and there are other benefits too, for the 'ecosystem' of the LRM. Being 'restricted' limits your ability to grow to maturity, being ever dependant on WL's interpretations, instead of learning to be lead by God himself.
You aren't able to benefit from the teachings and insights of others, in the body of Christ, some of which are sorely needed in the LC.

It keeps you so cloistered within its system so that you are unable to make any assessment of what you are taught, or of how you are treated within. Meaning you are forced to accept everything they put on you, weather good or harmful. Yes, it opens the way to remove protections over your life that the law of the land provides. Whenever that happens, it's always bad.
What they are robbing from the saints in the LSM LC, is, critical self thinking.

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Old 09-19-2020, 02:15 PM   #4
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In the Local Church there is an ecosystem of its own. They have decided to be separated from other groups and start to go back to the Bible. (actually many other groups did that)

But if you see from different angle some of the term is divisive

God's ordained way : Brother's Lee's way of doing things.
Restricted divine life : Be restricted, it's for the protection.
One city one church : Oh we have the light of the true ground of the church, don't go elsewhere!
The Lord's recovery : Reformation is good but not enough, the Lord is still doing His recovery. This is the Lord's Recovery. Basically, it's us.
Ministry of the age : There is only one ministry, don't go to any other ministry than LSM

Sometimes I doubt these terms are actually good, because they distance ourselves from other saints in other denominations.
The God-ordained way (regarding the gospel) is that we plant and water, and God gives the growth. Lee had strategies and plans and exponential calculations and rules imposed on saints. God just tells us to plant and water. Talk to everyone. Tell everyone about the good news. In season and out of season.

OCOC is division plain and simple.

The Lord's recovery is the cross. That's how He recovered us. Without it, we had no hope of recovery.

The ministry/minister/vision of the age isn't a real thing, and if you want to think it is, well, then it has nothing to do with Witness Lee. But the ministry book The Vision of the Age, he reaches a point where he traced his way through the "lineage" of ministers of the age and then reaches the present day and then he literally says, "I'm not selling myself here but...."



And that's all we need to know. Witness Lee was selling himself by creating the false doctrine of minister/ministry of the age. Sickening.

I'm so pleased to read that you said "other saints in other denominations"!! Most LCers won't call members in denominations "saints", which is divisive in itself. But those believers in denominations definitely ARE SAINTS!
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