Stale manna from cultism

Quote :

My statement was, that if a godly clergyman presented himself for communion I should receive him, and though he returned to system, yet I should receive him again as I had received him before, not as if he were in fellowship, but as one desiring to break bread; but I added, he is now subject to discipline, and if he did anything in doctrine or practice to compromise the holiness of God’s house, he would be dealt with accordingly and publicly.  Now this is very different from the mode of action of those who assume open ground.  They receive every Christian who is sound in faith and morals, that is their avowed terms of communion.  They take no notice of where (as to association) they come from.  They make no difference between saints in the Establishment or sects, and brethren.  They do not see that Newton’s heresy sprung up in the midst of brethren who assume to be on the ground of the church of God intelligently — hence there is a great difference as to moral standing between a saint in the Establishment or the sects and one from any company which is under discipline.  All we ask for is jealousy for Christ in His own house.  We receive a believer from the Establishment or the sects when assured that such an one is sound in faith and morals, while we do not receive one from [Open] “Brethren” (so called) unless he has absolutely cleared himself of all association with the defiled company.

…  But the moment a Christian is received in the fellowship of the Lord’s supper he is identified with all the privileges and responsibilities of the assembly, and therefore he is amenable to discipline.  If a clergyman were received this Sunday, and returned to his church the following Sunday, the assembly could take no notice, but if he in any way in doctrine or by practice dishonours the Lord, even though he may have withdrawn from fellowship, yet as he was once in the fellowship he must now be put away as unfit for it.

From Letters from J. B. Stoney, volume 1, page 66.

 

 

https://www.plymouthbrethren.com/jbsl1066.htm

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See the letter above . Read through the letter.

Then, ask ourselves, what can we glean from any message contained within the letter

What is there?

About all that comes to mind for me is

1.bigotry

2 Divisional inspiration

3 self righteousness to high degree

And so on

To often, this is about all what lots of Christians ever get any access to.

Mouldy stale manna

1.Read this letter.

2Then check out ANY  of the video or discussion or letters or whatever, that are created by Alan Watts, or Sadhguru or Dr Gabor Mate and othera

Compare number of messages  contained within

Then

Ask yourselves this other question as well.

Here is update of evidence of what’s generally happening within Christendom today

See here https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/11/atheism-islam-rise-uk-christianity-suffers-dramatic-decline/

And here https://www.dailywire.com/news/45655/god-help-us-atheism-becomes-largest-religion-us-michael-j-knowles

And other countries too as well

Why?

What might help to explain the reason for this phenomena

Little doubt the Christian may like to define the phenomena as being evidence of devil . Or evidence that human are intent in hating Gods ,or whatever else there is, that perhaps makes this situation seem more palatable to Christendom taste

 

I wont bother to say why I think is happening. I don’t think i’d really need to

Surely not?

Surely Christian are not quite so lost, as yet, that they’ll need for someone like me, to help explain

 

About ExEB

I'm a agnostic/atheist . Interested in learning more about science. I also am an "ex-member" of a group most publicly known within modern times, as the Exclusive Brethren. Whom are an off-shoot of the original Plymouth Brethren group. I'd say it likely my personality could possibly be described as quirky.You know ,as in being , unconventional , unorthodox , unusual, off-centre, strange, bizarre, weird, peculiar, odd, freakish, outlandish, offbeat, out of the ordinary, bohemian, alternative, zany I'm sure iv'e been classed as "crazy" . Many times But then, being born into a group like the exclusive brethren. Doesn't lend itself ? to tend to produce things considered as being "very normal" .Does it I escaped the Exclusive Brethren cult as a 15 year old teenager. Even since that time iv'e been trying to adjust to living life outside the cult. With much of my life being lived within the genre of "wild colonial boy" style. In the general sense of a church-rebel picking and choosing from role models who appeared within-life along the way. But as the exclusive brethren cult had traditionally maintained a general church-rule , of need to shun and totally excommunicate any ex member of their group.Treating such people as if they were dead. Thus this situation developed more to do with my need of following traditionally enforced church-rule , as apposed to it being so much about "life-choices". Certain emotional experiences, and parts of life in general, have led to me adopting a sense of low self esteem. Which is a situation i still deal with from time to time. Through my ongoing interest in science. I find i am able to gather more information to help me better understand my situation. Much about life for me, has often seemed like a massive puzzle.With many missing pieces.
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