Is The Church of the Living Word Christian or not?
I confess that I have a critical spirit of The Church of the Living Word over many details. My biggest beef is : Where in hell does leadership in TLW or LWF think they can get by with calling itself CHRISTIAN when it's not?
I took the liberty of copy and pasting thus plagiarizing googled definitions. For give me for I have sinned. Then I have the gall of bitter to dare question TLW about why in hell they are preaching something different if they claim to Christian.
Ooops! I sinned again- I swore – I might get shunned.
Enjoy chewing on these facts. Gary and his minions could post a reply on Gary's Website or Facebook page but we won't be sending in $5 per page or CD as a non-profit tax free donation to line the pockets.
Fact: Christianity has 4 major beliefs
• Belief in God the Father, Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit.
• The death, descent into hell, resurrection and ascension of Christ.
• The holiness of the Church and the communion of saints.
• Christ's second coming, the Day of Judgment and salvation of the faithful.
Basic, Christianity is the faith tradition that focuses on Jesus Christ. In this context, faith refers both to the believers' act of trust and to the content of their faith.
Where in Christian doctrine does it say that Jesus needs help to “loose the Apostle”?
When was the last time The Walk served communion? (Did Jesus say for the deacons to drink all the left over communion wine?)
When was the last time the Walk Baptized anyone in water?
When was the last time The Walk had an altar call for people to accept Jesus as their savior?
Will Jesus rule and rein when the Kingdom comes according to what TLW teaches? (The Bible says that no man knows when Jesus the day nor the hour- BTW 1979 was 40 years ago.) If not JRS, Marilyn or Gary who in hell will?
-What are the ethical principles of Christianity?
The four cardinal virtues:
1. Prudence, Definition of prudence : the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason : shrewdness in the management of affairs. : skill and good judgment in the use of resources. : caution or circumspection as to danger or risk. . common sense, ( YIKES! That's a spiritual doozie!)
2. Justice: What does Justified mean in the Bible?
• In Christian theology, justification is God's act of removing the guilt and penalty of sin while at the same time making a sinner righteous through Christ's atoning sacrifice. ( So why the shame and blame for the little people not doing good enough?)
• Having, done for, or marked by a good or legitimate reason.
"the doctors were justified in treating her"
• declared or made righteous in the sight of God.
3. Restraint (or Temperance), noun abstinence from alcoholic drink.
teetotalism, abstinence, abstention, sobriety; M_M_M? REALLY? Did Stevens and Hargraves and APCO miss that memo?
4. Courage (or Fortitude). Noun
courage in pain or adversity.
"she endured her illness with great fortitude"
courage, bravery, strength of mind and character, moral strength,
toughness of spirit, firmness of purpose, strong-mindedness, resilience, backbone, spine,
mettle, spirit, nerve, pluck, fearlessness, valor, intrepidity,
"The Devil in the blue dress made me do it. Let's have an internal investigation to see who we pin the blame on."
• The cardinal virtues are so called because they are regarded as the basic virtues required for a virtuous life.
• The three theological virtues, are Faith, Hope, and Love (or Charity).
What does it mean to live a virtuous life?
• Honesty. Service. Virtues are the essence of our character and when we keep the practice of virtues . Morally excellent people have a character made-up of virtues valued as good. They are honest, respectful, courageous, forgiving, and kind, for example.
Question: does this sound ‘virtuous? “Volunteer to paint my house but bring your own sunblock and don’t even think about using my toilet,”?
• How do Christians pray?
The most common prayer among Christians is the "Lord's Prayer", which according to the gospel accounts (e.g. Matthew 6:9-13) is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. "The Lord's Prayer" is a model for prayers of adoration, confession and petition in Christianity.
Questions: When Jesus taught his followers to pray did he teach them to pray for ex -wives deaths? ( Seems like a hate crime to me rather than a Christian principle.)
“We demand it, God, right now.” Is that the way the Lord’s prayer taught us to pray?
The link below is a religious resource on Christian beliefs. Is there anything in all the recordings that lines up with this accepted version of what Christianity is supposed to be?
I don't think so! What say you?