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Old 01-29-2019, 03:27 AM   #22
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Default Re: The History of Philip Lee

Originally Posted by Terry View Post
Below is a link to thread on The History of Philip Lee
I think the original thread has been lost somewhere in the Berean archives. As I recall it had a lot of info on the dynamics of the ministry of Lee, as it played out, especially with his children's effect on his ministry and the "church life".

Here's a quote which I'm bringing forward:

About ten years ago it was my personal revelation that many of the things I had taken from WL and others in the "church life" as kingdom culture was merely Chinese culture. In my analysis, some of what had gone wrong in the church life was a repeat of 18th/19th century missionary work: cultural imperialism. And it was quite ironic, to me, to think that it was the Americans who were being forced to adapt to an invading culture.

I recall going to Anaheim to a training - the door-knocking training as a matter of fact -- and losing my badge while pounding the pavement. When I went to the evening meeting, I was forced to stand in line and wait until my turn to meet with a stern, suspicious, guardian of the gate who issued me a "visitor's badge" then later led us pathetic miscreants in a herd into the meeting late. It would have been humiliating had it not been so absurd. It just made me mad. I know one thing for sure, this type of thing would not have happened in an American seminar of any kind.

At that point in my church experience I was beginning to realize that maybe some of the instinctive criticisms I had of the "recovery" were not merely my fallen nature reacting to God's way, but my fallen nature reacting to other fallen natures, if you get my drift. The sad thing is that the ones who made it through all the ebbs and flows of the church life got something valuable of their American culture beaten out of them. We became something weird, something the world around us wasn't attracted to.
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