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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > excerpt from "Together, We Drink This Cup" > > "It is not enough that I alone drink the > cup the Lord is asking of me, but there must be a > people who enter into the same commitment to drink > this cup. It is time for each one of us to take the > responsibility for the Wo
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Here are the sermons that I believe TheycalledmeJonah mentioned. Make of it what you will. My take is that the people will suffer.
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Now for something completely different: > My 23andme results came back, and it roughly > confirms the ancestry.com results: > 56% British & Irish > 24% Ashkenazi Jew > 20% Other > My wife's take on this is that by combining the > British, Irish and Jew you invariably end up with
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
NickleandDimed Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Regarding the posts. About Gary and the cup. My > sources tell me. There is something serious going > on. The cup is not a joke. NickleandDimed, do you have any idea what it's about?
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Changedagain Wrote: ---------------------- > BTW, when I made an ill-advised > joke about the obvious special treatment that Rick > received, and it got back to G & M, I paid for it. > A public demotion followed by a couple years of > 'voluntary' labor on various church facilities and > ministry homes. I wish I could say I felt the > love in the discipl
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I recall the drive of G & M to monitor every > aspect of the local church via the requirement > laid out in the 'Fred and Ethyl books'. It seemed > like endless hours were spent in our local church > by a number of dedicated servants, striving to be > completely thorough. Meanwhi
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I always wondered about the dynamics of that > relationship--specifically, who has more > clout--Gary or Rick? Perhaps it depends on the > terrain. That is a good question, changedagain. Especially now with Marilyn gone. If Rick was anybody else's kid, I think he would have been out a long time
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------- > I suspect the people are so accustomed to being > beaten down by his "living word," the idea that > there is a God that is not driven to lay heavy > burdens upon them must seem like heresy (Matt. > 23:4) > BTW, as Gary transitions into spending more and > more time in Brazil, with its ob
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Really. I think Gary believes he a manifestation > of 'The Father' and that people need to work > harder to please him...a never-ending process. > I suggest the following title for his next word: > 'He Can't be Pleased--Give it a Rest!' Do you think Gary has graduated fro
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Our Ambition Is To Please The Father Oh, dear God, you mean those poor people haven't pleased you yet? Posted on January 28, 2018 By Gary Hargrave The drive and force (More hard work) behind the life of Christ was His motivation to live in His relationship with the Father and to love the Father with all of His heart, mind, soul, and strength. Gary: "If only you people could all be
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Off the subject...I was reading some old posts and cow bells were mentioned. I had an unpleasant flashback. Does anyone else remember those gawd-awful Marilyn Farms purple cow tags that they were selling for awhile? And the women wore them as earrings? Blech! Moooo! Changedagain, they not only consigned us to permanent slave labor status, they even turned us into cows!
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
puddington Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Cloudwatcher Wrote: > ------------------------------------------------------- > > > > > Is this Gary’s new GF? > > > > > > > > > > Yes > > > She looks a little like you-know-who. Isn’t she > from Maui? I thought the same thing about looks,
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Tknc, that really is a revealing part of Nichol's book. I was kind of shocked by that too. Changedagain.......... "wow--downplaying his lofty role in the fellowship to appear more normal, and win the favor of the court. So much for 'apostolic' integrity. Good thing he didn't mention Shiloh being the center of the universe--that probably would not have gone over too we
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Perhaps JRS really believed he was called of God > but along the way as he gained our trust and > control over us, he justified using deception > (absolute power corrupts) in putting forth his > claims and revelations maybe convincing himself he > was the Apostle to the Kingdom. Think about the &g
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
lily rose Wrote: -------------------------------------------------- > Eventually absolute power and control can corrupt > an individual and they feel justified in using > deception. > > Perhaps JRS really believed he was called of God > but along the way as he gained our trust and > control over us, he justified using deception > (absolute power corrupts) in putt
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
TheJewel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Most of these guys were natural salesmen with a > salesman’s flair and a well developed ability to > read people. The question for me has always been > is whether JRS and RD (the ones I knew the best) > did this deliberately or whether they had drank so > much of their own “Kool-Aid” that they decei
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Ahhh...the BMW! I remember that. And the carved turtle coffee table and the fabulous home in Hawaii where they couldn't decide how wide to make the walkway. There were several homes, all complete with slave labor. The perks of being a cult leader...
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > BTW, aside from weathering criticism from those > who lost their life savings in the mine > debacle...did John take a significant financial > hit? I recall an allegation in the divorce trial > that he was worth 30 million. Even if that number > was grossly inflated, and he was worth say 4-5 &
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
changedagain Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Papa is his latest mark, apparently. Poor Papa. > > "A confidence trick is an attempt to defraud a > person or group after first gaining their > confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. > Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the > human psyche, such as credulity, naïv
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
NARCISSISTIC MANIAC ON THE LOOSE ALERT: We Must Foster And Nurture The Holy Spirit’s Presence Posted on January 24, 2018 By Gary Hargrave On Monday, January 22nd, I was honored to speak to the leadership of the Catholic charismatic movement in Brazil. I began by expressing the deep oneness I feel with Papa Francisco and my appreciation for what he is doing to create oneness in the Body of
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
lily rose Wrote: -------------------------------------------- > Corboy I don't know if the walk had/has shrills. > It seems like most of us were just duped and when > we presented our involvement to others to get them > involved it came from a place of spreading kind of > a fairytale. Lily rose and corboy, I don't think that JRS used shills, that I was aware o
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
More Random Thoughts... In Nichol's book, the reason for the split in the Valley church was revealed to be related to rumors of a "spiritual marriage" between JRS and an elder's wife. Several elders in the church were becoming very suspicious about the situation. They were also upset about the "special" relationship between JRS and the group of women known as the
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Random Thoughts... I came into the Walk just after there had been a split in the Valley church, supposedly over someone that JRS called a witch. However, Woodrow Nichols' research paper, An Experiment in End-Time Apostasy: The Walk of John Robert Stevens, tells a more complete story. In Chapter 9: The Split of 1967, Nichols talks about division in the eldership. All I heard chatter about
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
larry bobo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I’ve posted information about TLWF for almost > twenty years, starting with Factnet, and have > never been threatened to have personal information > released from shepherd’s files.... > However,“The only thing necessary for the > triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” – > Edmund Burk
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
lily rose Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi Reepicheep...last yr (1/30/17) Invisible posted > about marrying M and giving commitments to G&M. Is > that what you were referring to about getting > people to sign non-disclosure agreements? No, lily rose. I heard second-hand that some people in the organization who "knew too much"
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
larry bobo Wrote: -------------------------------------------------------- Within TLWF, looking for direction from the leadership is considered a mark of maturity. corboy Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- A disciple is not the same as an inmate. It is a bad sign when a group of adults continually gaze at a leader the same way a gun dog looks up to his mast
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
Oh, by the way, sometime in the 90's, people in the churches were told to write down everything about themselves, embarrassing or not, and give it to the pastor. I believe we were all given a set of questions to answer. I wonder where all THAT is?
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2 years ago
Reepicheep
lily rose Wrote: ____________________________ > After reading > kbyrne's post about how all the personal ministry > was typed up, shared, and probably archived for > years, I wondered how or if it impacted members' > lives years later when G&M conducted their purges. Now there's a horrible thought, lily rose! Those typed up notes were called comm slips.
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