Does the leadership in the Lord’s Recovery hide history?

In the Lord’s recovery we do not hide our history. Rather, our practice is to examine our history, learn the lessons that can be derived from that history, and pass those lessons on to succeeding generations. In doing so, exposing division, wrongdoing, false teachings, and injurious practices among former workers is unavoidable. This is consistent with the practice of the Lord’s servants in the New Testament (1 Tim. 1:20; 2 Tim. 2:17; 4:14; 3 John 9). At the same time, when we relate this history, we endeavor to avoid exposing sensitive information of a private nature that would damage individual members, ex-members, opposers, or their families. It is not the local churches that are guilty of hiding history. Rather, there is a concerted effort by a small number of Internet critics to rewrite the history of the local churches to suit their own ends. For them, conclusions can be drawn without facts, contrary evidence can be ignored, and innuendo and rumor can be substituted for veracity. It is this distorted and often fabricated “history” that they claim we are “hiding.” In this article by Shepherding Words, we see that the history of the local churches is not concealed but transparent, and that by understanding it we can be strengthened in our faith in the Lord and in the realization of His recovery.

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