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by surprisedbyjoy
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The level of degradation that MCF reached 1994-2016
Replies: 57
Views: 4223

Re: The level of degradation that MCF reached 1994-2016

Paul, Also talking about twisted "theology" the current restoring my soul devotional writings (typically a cut and paste from the Hall et al writings) continue to push their "theology" of messenger and present truth emphases (over and over again!) For my thinking this rationale is the biggest danger...
by surprisedbyjoy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: True Religion 26 June 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 569

True Religion 26 June 2017

From the RFI "daily feed" today Monday | 26 June 2017 True religion The apostle Paul had one important question for the Galatian believers. He wrote, ‘This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by hearing with faith?’ True religion begi...
by surprisedbyjoy
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: Restoring my Soul daily devotions Friday 9th June 2017 Great distress and sorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Restoring my Soul daily devotions Friday 9th June 2017 Great distress and sorrow

Yeh Than a very distinct stench of character incineration of those pushed out, infused with a familiar pong of fear for those remaining. I think the psalmist was on the money in Psalm 62:9 men of low degree are only vanity and men of high rank ARE A LIE, in the balances they go up; They are together...
by surprisedbyjoy
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Library
Topic: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth

Pastor Phil was in the stands watching his team participate in a church league softball game. The game was going great, but for some reason Pastor Phil asked the coach to substitute a number of men in the next inning. The coach complied but left the assistant pastor in the game. This evidently infu...
by surprisedbyjoy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Checklists and Helpful Information
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Checklists and Helpful Information

Gillie, I recall interesting experiences around point 5 and basic morals. A few of the leadership types in the xCF group took it upon themselves to dabble in business ventures using church funds, volunteer labor and freely offered resources. Now if that wasn't a recipe to make a healthy profit then ...
by surprisedbyjoy
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: Restoring my Soul daily devotions Friday 9th June 2017 Great distress and sorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Restoring my Soul daily devotions Friday 9th June 2017 Great distress and sorrow

I love Psalm 116 but I am not inclined to put the fearful inflections upon it as RFI writers seem to. Please check my thoughts good friends. Restoring my Soul daily devotions Friday 9th June 2017 Great distress and sorrow David testified that he would call upon the name of the Lord as long as he liv...
by surprisedbyjoy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Why Streetcar??
Replies: 10
Views: 1545

Re: Why Streetcar??

Hello eagles, I am sorry I made no acknowledgment or expression of empathy of your experiences. Can I assure you that I was genuinely touched with sorrow for what you have experienced, but did not find the ability to respond (and possibly even know how) due to what I know as a significant lack in me...
by surprisedbyjoy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Forced Compliance Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Forced Compliance Behaviour

When against our better judgement and convictions we chose to believe what the RFI originators of truth dream up as doctrine. A classic example that was the final straw for me was the one in recent years on covenant families / covenant kids which is asserting that a child born in a covenant home (as...
by surprisedbyjoy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Library
Topic: Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Churches that Abuse by Ronald M Enroth

Just a quick addition to this Library topic. On the old site Gillie recommended reading "Churches that Abuse" by Ronald M Enroth. Just to say thanks Gillie for the heads up on the read. Certainly read with a mixture of emotions. Saddened by the real effects on peoples lives. Staggered to know how fa...