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Quoted elsewhere from Vol.127 p.4 (Neche, 2Jan80) ~
J.H.S. I have the strongest conviction that the Lord has moved in closer in the connection of the purging of local assemblies. I don't think any local assembly is going to escape, nor do I think any single person is going to escape. Dreadful features of compromise have happened over what we call the holiday season,—Christmas parties involving strong drink and compromise, blatant compromise in business connections. In Sydney alone, more than twenty have been withdrawn from. And in many other places, compromise has been met, and persons have been withdrawn from. Now you may reason that Mr. Jim wouldn't have done this. He wouldn't allow us to deal with young persons in their teens unless it was 1 Corinthians 5, or something equivalent. But I am assured that if he were with us now, he'd be with us in what's proceeding. The Lord has moved in on us. There's still time to get adjusted, but if we refuse adjustment at this point, it could go on to the end. I would hope not, but I'm very fearful of that very end for persons I've had to do with.
Hmmmff, JHS was a prophet after all, in the most ghastly of self-fulfilling ways. Just over a year and a half after he 'ministered' the above to the saints worldwide, Mrs Anna Napthine took her own life when left under discipline by the London UK priests, who were acting presumably under orders from JHS on one of his 'clean & clear' purges. An utter tragedy, and something which sits on the conscience of some ex-Brethren (formerly Brethren) who knew about it at the time, to this day. One can only assume the way Mrs Napthine's life and death were handled, is NOT on the consciences of current Brethren, as they have done nothing to clear things up with all those involved, despite several reminders on the subject. Why would a self-described Christian Church even need reminding they should sort out their culpability and gross mishandling of a case like this... let alone the need to somehow radically change their hierarchical modus operandi to ensure such dreadful 'priestly' activities can never again be sanctioned by the church (or the silenced-by-fear local members thereof, by default)?
It is completely shocking that a so-called Christian group can leave this woman's blood crying from the ground for over 33years... as far as I'm aware, the police haven't the slightest clue as to the possible depth of the EB church's culpability in Anna's death. Same applies to several other suicides mentioned in this forum.
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