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by Ian McKay
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Another Church Re-Branded
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Another Church Re-Branded

The title “the Church of Jesus Christ . . .” is pretentious and deceitful, because at best the Mormons are only a very small part of the Church of Jesus Christ. For a similar reason, the name “Plymouth Brethren Christian Church” is pretentious and deceitful, because at best they are only a very smal...
by Ian McKay
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: News
Topic: "All hall breaks loose in Lysterfield street"
Replies: 1
Views: 109

"All hall breaks loose in Lysterfield street"

From the Herald Sun (Australia) on 19 August 2018 https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/cfb7df1b15a79890bf50d24d081f7c2b ALL HALL BREAKS LOOSE IN LYSTERFIELD STREET THERE is no loving thy neighbour between a church and a group of Lysterfield residents over construction of a gospel and bible study hall...
by Ian McKay
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: Bloody Hypocrites
Replies: 542
Views: 233516

Re: Bloody Hypocrites

How many Australian farmers are there in the Hales fellowship?
by Ian McKay
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bloody Hypocrites
Replies: 542
Views: 233516

Re: Bloody Hypocrites

Even if the original decision to organise charitable work was driven by selfish motives, the individuals who take part in it are probably not all driven by the same motives. Some of the younger Brethren in particular probably enjoy helping others, and their participation will help to establish in th...
by Ian McKay
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Satire and Humour
Topic: Peeb Limericks
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Peeb Limericks

An Irreverent Potted History of one tiny fragment of Plymouth Brethrenism There was a young chap, JND Left the Anglican Church, to be free, He formed a new church, Which he left in the lurch, Divided like boughs of a tree. And then there was James Butler Stoney, Who, some thought, was dodgy or phone...
by Ian McKay
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Charity Commission
Topic: David John Ray
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: David John Ray

Some of the nastiness of Exclusive Brethrenism existed even in Darby’s time. There were examples of extreme sectarianism, malicious gossip, cruel control methods, blind ignorant dogmatism and jockeying for power among rival would-be leaders. Various authors at the time commented on it. For example. ...
by Ian McKay
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

When I was visiting my younger brother in hospital I met a couple there who told me they had prayed for a parking space, and then found one just outside the building. I naively inquired, “Shouldn’t you have been praying for the chap who didn’t get a space because you had taken it?” They laughed, rea...
by Ian McKay
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

Well, Mr/Ms Abishag, when I was in primary school I used to pray for a bicycle, but I have never prayed for anything material since then apart from our daily bread, because somehow it seems too much like casting a magic spell. Maybe that is why I don’t yet have a Lear jet. The ancient religions of B...
by Ian McKay
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Research on Brethren (e.g. History, Sociology and Demographics)
Topic: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Comments on Percy Lyon and Alfred Gardiner, London

The only Brethren ministry I ever bought was by these two old worthies, AJG and PL. Among the Brethren whose ministry was being recorded and printed, these two were in a class of their own. I would have bought ministry by A. J. E. Welch and the Mason brothers too if these have been available, becaus...
by Ian McKay
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different
Replies: 5
Views: 641

The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different

The Prosperity Gospel: Dangerous and Different An article with this title was published on 18 July in La Civilta Cattolica , a journal that has become in effect a mouthpiece for the Pope. Its contents are routinely checked and approved by the Vatican. The authors criticise some of the teachings, em...