In this forum re The Church of the Church of the Living Word, John Robert Stevens; Gary Hargraves re-named Living Word Fellowship we have talked about plagiarism and questioned the conflict and confusion about JRS Latter Rain or not Latter Rain.
I think the Walk would have been more transparent had we jsut had the book on Later Rain rather than the way JRS and m& G introduced it in such a sneaking way- a their revelation from their god. I think the article spells it out - rather than being sneaky as i think the teachers were.
I found an article that I believe is worth exploring on the Latter Rain. I figure if you have the time to skim it you can compare for your self if teaching of The Walk is scriptural or not.
My greatest concern is that were survivors feel we were duped to believe that John Robert Stevens gave a "pure unique word from God". He told us that he was an apostle appointed by God. Then it was said that JRS passed 'the mantle on to Marilyn and Gary Hargrave. ( I'm convinced is bullshit.)
Check it out and see what you think? Lots of religious authorities are quoted and compared with scriptures.
What you chose to believe is between you and God-what came out of The Walk's teachings is what we are recovering from - I hope you draw your conclusions after taking the time to read this when you can.
Quote: "The Latter Rain teachers, healers, and evangelists were forced out of their many former associations into what they felt was a "wilderness church" experience, where they
regrouped, and strengthened their own ministries. Then in the late 60' s and 70' s they began
the self-conscious re-infiltration of other denominations under the "Charismatic" label. "
As previously pointed out the Manifest Sons of God heresy was not accepted by the majority of
Charismatics. Most held to the orthodox teaching of the rapture, but in the mid-80' s this began to change as
the Manifest Sons of God doctrine re-emerged in the form of the "Kingdom Now" or "Kingdom/Dominion"
Movement. According to Richard Riss:
. . .Elements of various eschatological views of the Latter Rain Movement were
adopted by many Charismatics throughout the world. These views became prominent in the
ministries of Bill Britton in Springfield, Missouri. . J. Preston Eby in El Paso, Texas. . John
Robert Stevens in Los Angeles, California... By 1976 some of these ministries were quite
extensive. end quote
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