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Date Posted: 13/12/09 4:55:29pm
Author: Peter Eveleigh
Subject: Multiply is a joke
In reply to: Baldy 's message, "Re: a subtle version of the old "heresy"" on 13/12/09 6:27:58am

>I agree they are a bit more subtle nowadays.
>
>One of my friends who is in the JA was told by the
>shephards "We are disappointed in you" recently after
>attending a service at another church by invite of a
>Christian work colleague.
>
>Nothing has really changed though. They still feel
>threatened by other churches. They got re-admitted to
>the EA by agreeing to link up with other churches, so
>what did they do? They set up their own umbrella
>organisation "Multiply" and invited other churches to
>join it. They have a worrying need to be in control
>in every situation.

Even funnier than that, Multiply has member churches which are listed elsewhere as JA households....and I read one stat somewhere (wiki, I think it was) where Multiply members are included in the count of JA members.....

...and remember, anyone who doesn't know Multiply, that this is meant to be a kind of ecumenical, bridge building organisation BETWEEN the JA and other churches. It is a joke, really.

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