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Are the local churches litigious?

Are the local churches litigious?

A few irresponsible individuals have recently brandished, as “proof” that the local churches are litigious, a discredited list of organizations purportedly sued or threatened with lawsuits for criticizing the local churches. The charge is deceptive. In nearly sixty years of ...
What is the story behind the libel lawsuits filed by LSM and a number of the local churches in 1980 and 2001?

What is the story behind the libel lawsuits filed by LSM and a number of the local churches in 1980 and 2001?

Many saints do not know the story behind the libel lawsuits filed in 1980 and 2001, and some may be troubled because they do not know the facts surrounding those actions. The following article from Shepherding Words provides a very ...
Were the libel lawsuits in 1980 and 2001 filed in keeping with the principles laid out in the New Testament?

Were the libel lawsuits in 1980 and 2001 filed in keeping with the principles laid out in the New Testament?

On three occasions, twice in 1980 and once in 2001, some of the local churches and others filed lawsuits to obtain relief from defamatory writings, all coming from the same source but disseminated nationally and even internationally. Some have wrongly ...
What is the central line of the Bible?

What is the central line of the Bible?

In addition to the central line there are many supplemental points of truth in the Bible, including the types and the prophecies, and many outworkings of God’s economy in terms of practices, all of which should be understood and applied ...
Is it wrong to allegorize the Bible?

Is it wrong to allegorize the Bible?

The Bible is written in a marvelous way. Some words in the Bible are clear, direct teachings, but many are in the form of parables, of allegories, of pictures in words that are full of meaning. Those who argue that ...
What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 3)?

What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 3)?

In any kind of labor, all parties must concur on both the goal of that labor and the way to carry it out. This goal and this way issue from the vision that governs that labor. If the parties’ visions ...
What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 2)?

What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 2)?

The vision of the Lord’s recovery is contrary to the practice of today’s Christianity. Our vision is that God so loved the world that He gave His Son to die for us to redeem us, the sinners, in order that ...
What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 1)?

What is the attitude of those who meet in the local churches towards other believers (Part 1)?

According to the truth, every kind of divisiveness is wrong. All causes of division have been terminated by Christ’s death on the cross. His resurrection issued in His enlargement, the Body of Christ, in which the greatest division of all, ...
What is the relationship between God’s government and God’s grace?

What is the relationship between God’s government and God’s grace?

The demands of God’s government are according to His life and nature and are thus absolute. He is absolutely righteous and absolutely holy, and He requires those in His kingdom to be the same. To express Him and represent Him, ...
Is the ground of locality - the ground of one church in one city - a divisive teaching?

Is the ground of locality – the ground of one church in one city – a divisive teaching?

The church is one, but the practice of oneness in the church requires that the churches be established on the ground of oneness, which necessarily includes the ground of locality. To impose any conditions for fellowship, such as adherence to ...