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Old 07-22-2008, 12:21 PM   #17
Join Date: Jul 2008
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Default The Downward Spiral, when did it start?

I have a couple of questions...

1) What were the meetings like before the life study messages? How were the local churches organized to be on the same page, that is to share on the same subject matter coming from LA or Anaheim or were they?

2) When did the 'life study' messages end?

WL had the concept that he needed to be in charge at least by 1977.
That's right about the time my spirit began to trouble me. Up to then, I loved my spiritual mentors (elders) in my locality. When I had fellowship with them one on one they led me to the scriptures & in prayer. They never said it was 'Brother Lee's' way is the best way. I was aware that Brother Lee was dishing out the LS messages. Our focus nonetheless was on Christ AND the church. The church life. It was not on LEE and the church.

But for the most part, I got a lot out of the Life Study messages... that was then though...This is now. I haven't picked one up in decades..

But in late '77 into 78......The elders who gave the messages began to emphasize strongly Brother Lee's position. They'd compare him to Paul the Apostle.

It got so bad for me, that after I left the LC, I didn't want to read the letters Saint Paul wrote to the various churches & individuals.

I purposely inserted SAINT to Paul because the only saints the LC ever spoke of were the saints in the LC. Paul was a saint!!
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
(Luke 21:36)

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