All these developments with TLWF reminded me of something written elsewhere about seven years ago:
“A Word to the Living Word Fellowship,” [letterfromamos.org
When my wife and I left back in the nineties, around the time South Gate imploded, we wrote letters to G&M and others warning them about issues then and the consequences if they did nothing. My wife reminded me that in one of those letters I warned them that sooner or later if things didn’t change all the authority they had would be taken away. We never heard a peep from them, the church went under, and were treated like pariahs the few times we visited the Valley church afterwards.
It’s hard even now to consider that all those in leadership that we used to admire have never been able to hear the truth about themselves. It’s shocking when one reads all the posts about experiences that go way beyond anything I could have imagined. I was part of that thing since 1971, just out of High School, and had life changing experiences there. Good ones — that is. Until I left I was convinced that we were the best thing God had to offer the world.
There are things I miss about it, but I definitely don’t miss all the strange ideas that permeated the organization that put some on pedestals as if they were untouchable by mere mortals. Even though I am not associated with it any longer and haven’t been for years, it’s hard to watch something that I gave the best years of my life to blown away like chaff.