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Date Posted: 00:34:44 04/04/05 Mon
Author: Robert P.
Subject: Re: Leaving "by faith"
In reply to: Robert Prebble 's message, "Re: "Leave by self" or "leave by faith"" on 23:20:45 04/03/05 Sun

The words "By faith" are some of the most misused words in
UBF. They usually really mean doing something according to the UBF director's own idea.

But many, perhaps most, end up leaving UBF as an act of faith. They have read the Bible. They trust God's goodness. They leave UBF. I don't mean to simplify this too much because this might be a prolonged agonizing process.

They understand that UBF concepts like: 1)arranged marraige (ie. marraige-by-faith)2) spiritual authority 3)spiritual training are plainly unbiblical and beyond the pale of accepted Christian practice. Over time they weary by the spiritual exclusivism and spiritual elitism which are a daily common reality in most UBF chapters. They feel suffocated by the closed and empty legalism.

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  • Truly spoken -- Mike K., 06:10:39 04/04/05 Mon

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