David, I also remember Steve Iron's article re. Dan Smith, but couldn't find the copy here. If we could get in touch with Steve we probably would have a wealth of particulars re. the situation.
I remember hearing Bahkt Singh on his visit's to Fullerton. On his last couple of visits he always preached the same message from Revelation on the Church of Laodicea. I found it interesting that the Lord put such a message on his heart for the Assembly at the time, but now I understand; the Lord was on the outside and knocking to get in.
Terry, I hope you understood what I meant by mysticism in my post. What I was critical of was the Eastern Religious brand of inner light that George was flirting with, not the Christian experience of communion with God. I recognize the bible teaches the need of the Holy Spirit to give us light to understand the bible, but it is not in the manner that George taught. The words of scripture form logical sentences from which we can understand the meaning. It is our own thinking that is darkened and must be illuminated by the Holy Spirit not the text of scripture that is corrupt. We are blinded by our refusal to accept what it says. George would change (like the ear of corn Greg mentioned) the text itself and would justify it by saying you need special insight into what the words actually mean! George has mentioned needing "special spectacles" to see what the words are saying (sound like the angel Moroni?)
Mr. Lurker, Welcome:) Good to have you on-board. If I, or anyone else, can be of any help please e-mail one of us. Please visit the geftakysassembly.com website and see if there is anything there that you find interesting/helpful. It is suprising how many ex-Assembly folks there are in the world (I think there are more ex than present members). MC3073@aol.com
God Bless, Mark