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Date Posted: 18/05/11 3:46:43am
Author: artist
Subject: Re: Noel and the Jesus Army
In reply to: Rina 's message, "Noel and the Jesus Army" on 8/05/11 1:22:08pm

>Although I have/had my negative thoughts about the
>Jesus Army and Noel, still I am grateful to the Lord
>for everything in the teaching of Noel that was really
>good. I think he was a good teacher, although some of
>it was overboard. But he always said how important it
>was to kill off the flesh, to give Jesus the first
>place in everything, not to get into self indulgence.
>That were very good issues. Many churches should also
>teach like that. In stead they have so watered down
>the gospel that it is no more gospel at all. Many
>churches even allow homosexuality now, and say it is
>no sin, but "weakness" or something. So, although I
>have my own personal fierce battle with certain issues
>of the Jesus Army, I feel grateful to the Lord for all
>the teaching that was really good.

Noel was a nice guy and was my friend. The fixation with imaginary Jesus was his only downfall. I often think I'd like to move back into community if it wasn't for the requirement to believe in the crazy fairy story that is Jesus. I can buy the tooth fairy, santa claus or the easter bunny but the Jesus thing is too evil in my opinion

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