Sunday, October 21, 2012

God's Only Chosen People

Please note: The portion of today's blog about the Idaho churches is based on my second hand knowledge. If there are any discrepancies or inaccuracies, please let me know and I will update with the correct information.

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Do you think it's odd that the folks in the Oregon City Followers of Christ church believe they're the chosen ones? That all others are condemned by virtue of not being born into this select group?

Well, they're not the only ones who believe God only cares about them. On Wednesday, I wrote a blog questioning what happened in Idaho. Why did a large group of the church migrate to Oregon City. The best answer I could get was that there was said to be a preacher in the Idaho church who had been discovered in an extramarital affair and was allowed to continue preaching. That's what we were told. In Idaho, members were told that Walter White had a wrong spirit, and were warned to stay away from Oregon City.

There are at least four Followers of Christ churches operating in Idaho. The group in Marsing, Idaho is led by the preacher Ken Algers. It is a welcoming congregation. In fact, I'm told that Brother Ken was actually called to be an evangelist. The role of an evangelist is to bring the unsaved to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Closely related to the Marsing, Idaho group is a small church in Grants Pass, led by the preacher John Mead. Brother John and Brother Ken often travel to each other's congregations to minister to the both of these bodies of believers.

Elsewhere in Idaho, somewhere in the mountains is another Followers of Christ congregation that is also friendly with the Marsing and Grants Pass group, and welcoming to newcomers.

But there are more splinter groups. The group in Boise disapproves of the Marsing group and will not associate with them. I'm told that the Boise group functions similarly to the Oregon City sect in regards to associating with outsiders. There is also a group in Caldwell, Idaho that is closed off and believes that they are God's only chosen people.

20 comments:

  1. Just more b.s.. Suzzane do you belive Asains and women are all bad drivers? Or that catholic preachers are all pediphiles? Or Mexicans are all theives and black men are all lazy? You are as ignorant as a racist and I hope everyone reading this can see you for what you truly are. Just because you have been told people believe a certain way doesn't mean everyone that they're around believs the same. And aren't you sick of talking about the same things all the time? It seems to me that you spend much to much of your sundays worrying about the foc.

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    1. No. Every single person (that has left the F.O.C.) I've ever spoken to or read here has said that they always were taught to believe that they are the lone people of God on the planet. It is far more believable to accept the testimony of those who lived in the deception than you, Mr. Anonymous.

      One of the classic marks of any cult is that their beliefs isolate them from everyone else on the planet, excluding all else who aren't in the special club.

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    2. If you don't claim to be God's only chosen people, why in the world would you shun your (ex)friends and relatives who choose to worship in other congregations?

      Glenford Lee taught us from the pulpit that our church (the Followers) are God's only people.

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    3. I was a member by birth right until I was nineteen. I was taught be Glenford Lee, that only those that belonged to the church in Oregon City had a chance of going to heaven. The rest of the gentiles were cut of from a chance of salvation. That was a hard belief to overcome once I left. It took a lot of years. More then ten.

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    4. It's more like saying that almost all Mexicans have brownish skin. Black people are generally darker than Mexicans. What she's stated is as true as can be. And your argument is retarded, not to offend handicapped people, but come on, are you saying its not true? Every follower is taught this from birth, hence the superiority complex. To deny it is the most unfortunate lie a follower has told on this blog.

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    5. That's amazing that you know what everyone is taught!!! I don't know who you are but you must have grown up in all of our houses.... Or you are lying

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    6. If you are a member and were not taught that only followers go to heaven then you are an exception. No doubt there are a few exceptions but do not let anyone know or you will be shunned.

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  2. All of this conversation underlines the importance of basing our faith on the Bible rather than the teachings (or rantings) of men. My Bible doesn't mention the Fellowship of Christ church or Idaho or Oregon. It says Jesus is the only way, and that if we accept Him as our Savior, we are saved. Pretty simple. No place for following any preacher off a cliff.

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  3. Well it doesn't matter who you are, where you were born or what group you were apart of, at the end of the day you either were a disciple of Jesus Christ or you weren't! You were either an obidient to the gospel of Jesus Christ or you weren't, a Christian should be growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2nd Peter 3:18) you can take a stand out there, but you will find out real quick who your real friends are.

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  4. How would you know Brian? Did you get shunned for "takeing a stand" for your beliefs? Or are you just spouting off like so many other ex-followers that blame us for there choices?

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    1. I remember the teenage kids avoiding me like the plague, when I would hang out with one of my friends that left. You are the one who doesn't know what your talking about.

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    2. Nobody takes a stand anymore. The fanatics have taken over and there is no point of taking a stand. It is more radical than ever.

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    3. No point in standing up for truth?

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    4. A few years ago there was a old lady that said she was going to have a miracle baby. She was over seventy years old. The midwives examined her and agreed that she was going to have a baby. A lot, many, most, of the FOC people believed this. This baby was believed to be the savior of the church and would grow up to be able to baptize people.

      This was a complete and total rejection of the one and only "miracle baby", Jesus. After this rejection of the truth, the criminal trials began. Do you think that is coincidental? Her great granddaughter is now in prison. Do you think that is coincidental? Jesus and the bible have been kicked out of this "church".

      Always stand up for the truth, but out there the truth has been rejected completely by many. If you are out there, it is time to escape, not stay and defend truth. Escape before the leaven overtakes you too.

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    5. Too many bought into the baby thing, but a lot of people did not.

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  5. Why lie Brian? You know that the reason people avoided you was your behavior, end of story.

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  6. avoiding someone for their behavior? brian was a teenager that had to deal with his dad's death. how does anyone out there justify avoiding a grieving confused teenager?

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    1. Don't bother to try to make sense of it! They will criminalize anyone who they deem a threat to what they believe, I don't say things like this because I'm trying to connect with all of them, I am only shooting for a remnant of outcasted people, "In that day," declares the Lord, I will assemble the lame and gather the outcasts, even those whom I have afflicted. "I will make the lame a remnant and the outcasts a strong nation, and the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on and forever. (Micah 4:6,7) the truth does not fear investigation and will stand up against the heaviest scrutiny! When a person begins to think for themselves and does a little biblical research, then they start to wise up, the spirit of deception that has pleagued that place for years fears investigation, I tried to reason with one man and he kept saying that "the letter kills" now how much sense does that make, if you go back and read it Paul was talking about the letter of the law, not the word of God itself or whatever he was implying.

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  8. Don't tell the Jews about this post. They think they're the chosen people.

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