Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: April 15, 2020 09:43PM
The leaders (starting with John) make submission and having a "right spirit" the issue when challenged with the truth. It has been an effective tactic to deflect attention away from the extremely callous, predatory manner they have conducted themselves through the years.
BTW, I do recall one message that John brought addressing the story of David...his fling with Bathsheba, the pregnancy, and the arrangement of the death of her husband, Uriah. He cried throughout the entire message ('What Would You Choose'), conveying that no matter what atrocities a 'man of god' may have committed, the main thing that concerns 'God' is whether this person has a "broken spirit." Yes, there will be consequences for sin (in this case, death of the child...his son's betrayal, constant strife etc.), but ultimately David is portrayed in scripture as a 'man after God's own heart,' and Jesus is allegedly from his lineage. Wow--that spin sure gives lots of latitude for lawless leaders to do whatever they want, knowing that they can easily retain 'God's good graces' before the people by showing remorse for their transgressions, without providing any specific details. How convenient.