[lucerna] David vs Goliath
Mon Jun 26 11:42:07 HST 2006
Whoa! I was not expecting this!
You have a babe in arms here, expected to fight with a Goliath of the church!
Okay, if I must. So to respond:
"I must say, David Chambers, that I am somewhat troubled when you castigate
Stephen Burleigh for exhibiting reservations about Leon, saying "and then
deny (through implication) that Leon isn't regenerated, I wonder if you
realise that you are actually deciding for the Lord who is in genuine
truths, and therefore claiming His Divinity for yourself?" While that is
what you say about Stephen's negative stance, what about your own POSITIVE
stance by claiming for yourself to judge that Leon IS regenerate: is that
not "actually deciding for the Lord who is in genuine truths, and therefore
claiming His Divinity for yourself?"
No, (and I'm surprised to have to remind you of this):
AC2588  There it was stated that there are two basic attitudes of mind
from which people think, the negative and the affirmative; also that they
think from a negative attitude who believe nothing unless they are convinced by
rational considerations and by facts, and indeed by sensory evidence, whereas
those people think from an affirmative attitude who believe that things are
true because the Lord has said so in the Word and who thus have faith in the
To which I quote Stephen's own quote from the Writings:
Henceforth the spiritual sense of the Word will be imparted solely to him
who from the Lord is in genuine truths
I take, from an affirmative attitude, that the spiritual sense of the Word
will be imparted to someone "because the Lord has said so in the Word and who
thus have faith in the Lord".
I haven't decided for the Lord who is in genuine truths, and therefore
claimed His Divinity for myself, because I stated quite clearly in my penultimate
posting: "and then examine it closely for validity".
But has any of us done this yet? Instead, we have prejudged it not to be the
truth, because as Stephen claims: "Everything I colorized, bolded, and
underlines applies to all of us in my mind... The Divine Truths in the Lord's Word
of the Third Testament apply to everyone as I see it, including the angels
of heaven.", leaving no one, not ever, able to fulfil the prophecy of the
Lord: Henceforth the spiritual sense of the Word will be imparted.
Dead centre in the forehead, I think, Alan?
David R. Chambers.
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