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Old 05-14-2016, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default The Churches of God

"In the first meeting of the conference, November 25th, Brother Lee was in a fighting spirit, fighting against "autonomy" and "federation." He referred to some books authored by George Henry Lang, a servant of the Lord in England during the latter part of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. In one of his books, entitled The Churches of God, Lang emphasized the need for local administration in the churches. This was the book that troubled Brother Lee. (I had read this book, and being deeply impressed with its strong scriptural basis and timely application to our present need, I had recommended it to others.) Brother Lee called Lang’s book heretical and told the saints if they had them to burn them. I consider this kind of talk reckless and lawless. Brother Lee in years past had commended Lang for his insight and writing on the truth of the kingdom. His books have been recently reprinted and are available today."

Speaking the Truth in Love Page 54

It was this reference to The Churches of God than prompted me to buy a copy. I found mine used on Ebay. As time permits over the following months I intend to post where in Lang's book is a timely word in regard to the Recovery.
If Lee found it helpful at one time, perhaps by 1988 Lee opposed the book because it contradicted what was happening in the Recovery.
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