Has Anyone Ever Heard of Radiant Life Church in Sacramento
Date: May 24, 2007 04:07AM
I have not been thrown out, Transparent; I am adhering to the rules of this forum.
Also, I am not angry, nor am I a part of a mob. I am just stating another side to the story that doesn’t necessarily line up with your side.
The latest thread statements regarding the idea of "spiritual wives" and anyone allowing young women (or young men, for that matter) to rent a room in their homes for the erroneously implied reasons stated above are absolutely ludicrous. There is not one shred of evidence that anyone in such a living arrangement has done anything improper. In fact, I do not know of any household that does not have a fully supportive wife (real, with marriage certificate) for the living arrangement.
Also, there have been a lot of accusations regarding pastors, elders and others at RLC. There have also been some references to the fact that we are in the United States of America. (And how glad I am for that!) So, I submit to you one of the standards of American law: The accused has the right to face his accusers. Therefore, none of the accusations in this thread are credible as there are no credible witnesses, because those making the accusations intend on remaining anonymous.
I happen to agree with Mr. Love: If you are so bold as to make such accusations then also be so bold as to identify yourselves. Until you do so, your accusations are pointless. (I personally also believe that anonymous accusations are cowardice.)
Regarding my own relationship with Tony, I absolutely respect the man. I also realize he is human and is subject to error. I have witnessed him do and say things that were not necessarily correct, many of which I have also seen him quickly repent of when he has been addressed regarding those issues. And there are issues that I don’t necessarily agree with him on. However, most of these issues are disputable in that there is no clear biblical direction; therefore there is no value to debate or attempt to bring correction to.
This is what I have heard Tony and the leadership preach from the first day I heard them: There is One God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that the Son was sent by the Father to atone for the sin of man through His perfect life, His suffering, His death and His resurrection; that the Son sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us continuously; and that He has sent the Holy Spirit as Counselor, Comforter, etc., sealing us for redemption on the Day of the Lord.
Has RLC preached or walked this out perfectly? Of course not. But there is no perfect congregation or pastor you will find on this earth. The leadership at RLC is doing the best it can hoping and depending on the guidance of the Spirit.
God, help us all.