Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: March 06, 2018 03:00AM
thanks paleface for the book suggestion.
( Pleasae let me know if I am out of line.)
After I left the walk I craved fellowship. So I joined churches of any denomination that was conveint and people seemed enough to be safe.. I went to church bueiness meetings and what they had to offer for fun. To avoid my verbose tendenies my point is I was shocked at how many church leaders had not read the Bible. They did not know the basics like even naming a real book in the Bible.
My mentors in Christian Tabernacle in the old days made sure we kids hid the "word of god in our hearts." We memorized a lot. I have to question now, just how many sheep had read the Bible for themselves?
I had to question that fact at the time of personal chatter. if x__ zealots were grouened in the word or just going along with the movement with herd mentality( I worry I have a critcal spirit I feel live a Pavlovian dog salivating.)
I don;t know about you, but at different CLW locations newbies were spouting off stuff alegdiing JRS to have said and things were not scriptual at all. Did he really says some stuff or not? Who will ever know for sure even if we have old tapes? I think this coudl be were some twisting was enhanced????
EVen as a kid I listened to JOHN when he came to Washington. I learned so much ABOUT THE WORD OF gOD. He read from the Bible. ( I know things changed at several points on the time line.)
I think I was 9 when John preached about the children of Isreal wandering around 40 years in the wilderness becasue of whining and complaining about ungratefully wanting the things they had in Egypt. So Jess and Olive Rada had the children ministry were telling us about the Exodus and they went right into the promised land God rewarded them...Of course I raised my hand to smartly says " John robert says they were naughty and it took 40 years wandering aorund followwing the big cloud.) Olive was not happy with me at all. I wasa convenced she was wrong to skip 40 years of history. I was a kid I trusted my teachers, but she was wrong and I ruined her twisted point.
I forgive her for the mistake I caught her on. However, in the Walk I really have to question how much did those who stepped into leadership were not ever grounded in Biblcal principles? How can they minister or prophically know the voice of god speaking to them if they don;t read the bible?
I do know many leaders were reading the Bible so much the books wore out ( I think I wore out 3 or 4 bibles and Bowman was way ahead of me ) But sometimes there were self appointed leaders who I supposed were really goats. yes, JRS was the door opener the leader-what a resposoncibility! But, really, did we sheep not have a responcibility to make our own good choices based on the scripture ? did "we" ever say, " Hey, can you lead me to the scriptures taht back that up? I'm having trouble fitting thos epeicces together?" ( Or is that why some good pators and members got kicked out?)
As a whole, were "we" or were we not questioning non scripturally based or twisted scriptures? When some one did and got kicked out, why did folks not walk away with them?
"We can't change any one else's behvaior. We can only change our own." For myself, I think in order to come to some resolution and show love and support to loved one who remained in the walk at what ever level of understanding, is for me to figure out what I need to fix in my own thinking. My opinion becasuseI was in only one CLW location at a time.