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by surprisedbyjoy
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: About us
Topic: Why Streetcar??
Replies: 11
Views: 14435

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: 6746

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: 2619

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...
by surprisedbyjoy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Shunning and Isolation
Topic: Forced Compliance Behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 6746

Re: Forced Compliance Behaviour

Many and varied examples. First one that comes to mind with great remorse and cries for forgiveness, mercy and reconciliation. question 1. To agree with and even join in the conversation of vilifying and assassinating the character of someone who had left BCF, simply because they had left, not becau...
by surprisedbyjoy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: Who will ascend and descend?
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

Re: Who will ascend and descend?

Thanks Eagles If the "convoluted" is me then please forgive me. The road out of there has been rough but the de-programming is going well I think. I suspect it's possibly the RFI speak you're referring to....if so I do tend to agree. If you were to ask someone still there if they actually read, dige...
by surprisedbyjoy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: Who will ascend and descend?
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

Re: Who will ascend and descend?

Of course we would like to have soundly motivated preachers but the gospel is already established in the Scriptures. We don't need to invent anything new like RFI insists. We have the gospel already. I agree Paul, we all love the simple, pure and undefiled gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. A lot of ...
by surprisedbyjoy
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: Who will ascend and descend?
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

Re: Who will ascend and descend?

Eagles, The italicised part at the top of the post is taken directly from the RFI devotional guide called Restoring My Soul (title doesn't tend to match the content) on Monday 22 May 2017. If we were to attempt to give it an author I believe it's typically cut and pasted from the Hall et al writings...
by surprisedbyjoy
Sat May 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: "Not Drawing Back"
Replies: 7
Views: 4267

Re: "Not Drawing Back"

Ah yes Dante but if you now look (see Mon 22 May 2017 Who will ascend and descend?) with discerning eyes (not something readily handed out in the wider corridors of RFI) you will note there is a little subtle descriptor emerging in the RFI text for the son attempting to not fall away to take note of...
by surprisedbyjoy
Sat May 27, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Restoring My Soul
Topic: Who will ascend and descend?
Replies: 10
Views: 8117

Who will ascend and descend?

A person who asks, ‘Who will ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above)’, is seeking an alternative to the pathway of sonship. They want a clergy-style leader to ‘ascend into heaven’ on their behalf and bring Christ down to them through doctrinal prescription or patriarchy. In r...
by surprisedbyjoy
Sat May 27, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Doctrine and Teaching
Topic: Covenant Family
Replies: 20
Views: 9139

Re: Covenant Family

Deut 1:39 Moreover your little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it Luke 18:15-16 And they were bringing even their babies to Him so that He would touch them, but w...