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  • Jesus died to give us REST-SCHOOL and pry Field Bosses out.
    • Ken Sublett (Login Ken.Sublett)
      ConcernedMembersMadison
      Posted May 29, 2017 11:25 AM

      David Rhoades PART 3
      SMALL GROUPS, CLASSES 101,102, & 103

      http://www.piney.com/North.Boulevard.Church.of.Christ.Purpose.Driven.Shepherding.html

      The "Change Agents" will call these "Discipleship Tools." These programs will go by different names. Sometimes the "Change Agent" will reach into the Bible and come up with one that sounds Biblical like "Living Stones." Actually, these tools have more to do with training for command and control than they do for training "Disciples for Christ."

      Once a member joins the "Change Agent's" church, they will be introduced to a bevy of "small group" programs like: "accountability" groups, "social ministries," "career development ministries," and "youth ministries."

      These tools are meant to keep the member active through peer pressure and to bond the member to everyone else, so they won't leave. Once enrolled, the member's performance and attendance will be tracked and scored. Their tithing will be evaluated with their income, so there will be no slacking here.

      Here is an example of peer pressure as reported in a local Church of Christ paper.

      " ..................... had everyone gather in groups of four. His task was to explain the next part of the gathering-Care Time. With a large congregation, it is very important for everyone to feel attached " to share needs with each other " He suggested that at every meeting that an empty chair in the room represent a ?missing? person."

      As the above quote points out, this church is going to track absentees from the small groups and put the name of those absent on empty chairs. This is an attempt to exert peer pressure, which I assume will be effective for some people.

      During the member's period of ?Discipleship? and progress up through the ranks, they will be asked to sign covenants, which is not Biblical [Matthew 5:33-37], and they will be given "Spiritual Gift Assessments" (personality profiling).

      Any critical evaluation of the programs by members with anyone else is considered gossip and is against the covenant.

      Rick Warren of the Saddleback church tells us why this is necessary:

      "If you?re helping row the boat, you don?t have time to rock it."

      Often as not, the member will be required by a signed covenant to participate in so-called ?accountability? groups. Here, they will confess all their sins to an accountability leader or partner. Is this Biblical? NO, but the "change agent" can justify it with their "new" Bible.

      James 5:16

      NIV-Therefore CONFESS YOUR SINS to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

      NASB-Therefore, CONFESS YOUR SINS to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

      CEV-If you have SINNED, you should TELL EACH OTHER WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. Then you can pray for one another and be healed. The prayer of an innocent person is powerful, and it can help a lot.

      These versions support confessions to a priest. Now, look at what the KJV says:

      KJV-CONFESS YOUR FAULTS one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

      One word here makes a big difference. Faults and sins are not the same. The modern bibles lead me to believe that confession to "man" is required rather than to God and Him alone.

      The member will need to join a "Social Ministry" like surfing/skiing/bike riding/quilting, etc. (Saddleback Valley Community Church has over eighty of them). And to answer the question why, here is Rick Warren, the author of the book:

      ?Relationships are the glue that keep the faithful coming.? (Rick Warren)

      If the member is young enough to be part of the "Youth Ministry," then they could participate in Team building exercises, with such activities as "falls of faith," where a participant closes his/her eyes and allows him or herself to fall backwards, only to be caught by the rest of the youth. The point of the exercise is ?trust.? Once again, the trust is shifted - from trust in God, to trust in man. (My son actually told me about this one he did at the "Valley View" church camp, and I understand it's been going on for some time.)

      What's the purpose of all this? The purpose is to lock the back door. "Small groups are the most effective way of closing the back door of your church." (Rick Warren)

      All these processes may be successful at separating the lambs from the goats, but I seriously doubt that a true Christian should be involved.

      I know a member at my former church that told me he couldn't leave if he wanted to. He said, "Think about it-- If my wife, her mother and her father won't leave, how can I? I would be headed for a divorce if I even bring it up!"

      Not long ago, a good and Godly man from a large Church of Christ in Texas asked me to pray for him. He told me he had left his church of many years because of the false teaching. He told me that his wife and children stayed behind, and their church friends had told his wife to leave him. Now, that's a heart-tugger there. Do you think God would have anything to do with this process?

      Richland Hills Church of Christ Forum
      "We used christian bands to teach your youth to leave your movement."

      http://www.network54.com/Forum/177121

      No, my friends, this is not God's doing.

      Each and every one of these tactics has been used for years by CULTS for CONTROL. Nothing is new here. It's all as old a sin.

      Ec 1:10
      Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new?
      it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

      Now, I know it's difficult for you to think of your church as a cult, and I'm not saying it is. But, ask yourself if Jesus Christ would have anything to do with tactics that served the sole purpose of using families and friendships for binding control. When was the word of God not sufficient?

      These are the tools of men, not of God!

      I was surprised to find listed in the book "The Kingdom of The Cults" by Walter Martin several cults that operate and appear as mainline Christian denominations. These cults have "church buildings" in every major city worldwide. They have over 34 MILLION members in the U.S. alone. They are so wealthy that they own insurance companies, and vast real estate holdings.

      Do you think most of these millions of members realize they belong to and are controlled by a cult? The answer is NO.

      The ones that do find out the truth can't get out without splitting their families. Some do make the desperate choices, but for most it's too late.

      My humble advice to everyone is personal study of the Bible to know God's true doctrine.

      Examine the fruits of your church leaders. Don't go by what they SAY, but by what they DO.

      Do they appoint themselves as POPES?
      Do they operate in secret?
      Are they knowledgeable enough to teach scripture as taught?
      Are they leading their flock in the ways of God or in the ways of man?
      Are they honest? Have they ever misled the congregation?

      Ac 20:29
      For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves [pederasts] enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

      Mt 7:20
      Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

      Jer 9:5
      And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and WEARY themselves to commit iniquity.

      2Th 2:15
      Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

      References;

      What?s Wrong with the 21st Century Church?

      http://www.crossroad.to/News/Church/Klenck1.html

      The Kingdom of The Cults by Walter Martin
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