Churches >Lakeview Christian Life Church
1 Lakeview Pl, Bridgeville, PA | Directions 1501740.317729 -80.145883
The Holy Bible is considered by orthodox Christians to be inspired, inerrant, and infallible. It is the Book through which God speaks to His people. The Bible teaches compellingly that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man.
LET ME BE VERY DIRECT with a basic language lesson for those who have aligned themselves with Lakeview. In Latin, the prefix "anti" means “against” or "the opposite of." But, In Greek, this same prefix "anti" means something more akin to “instead of” or "takes the place of.”
The scriptural way to enter into worship is to humbly invoke God’s presence, pleading the blood of Christ to cover our sins. In contrast, when a self-appointed “apostle” subtly takes on the role of a mediator to “lead the congregation” into the presence of God, he “takes the place of” Christ, the only mediator between God and man. Furthermore, in a setting such as Lakeview, when an individual sets himself up to “speak for God,” and any aspect of his message varies from the intended meaning of the scriptures, he is in effect “taking the place” of the Bible.
This is the spirit of anti-Christ.
Don't attempt to come into the presence of the living God through any means other than JESUS CHRIST, who shed his blood as a propitiation for our sins! The Lakeview congregation has unwittingly become involved in an unbelievably idolatrous practice!! No wonder this place has become “Ichabod.” No wonder the people here mistakenly perceive the saints who have LEFT to be the lost ones!
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO BE ANY MORE EXPLICIT.
As a member of this congregation, if you fear God, PLEASE TAKE HEED!
As a former member of LCLC who has family still attending, there are only a few things I want in life...
1. I want to have my WHOLE family to be able to join around the same table and have a meal together!
2. I want to be able to join in a celebration of my parents lives when they pass.
That's all! Will you join me as I continue to pray?
Good morning all in the ANTM. What a beautiful monday it is here in the midwest. I hope you had a great day yesterday where you heard from God and felt compelled to share the gospel with all you encounter this week. Share with them Christ's love and how He saves them from hell. Now do that without feeling the need to tell them about your church.
Can you do that?
Do you feel that those who aren't in your church cannot have a relationship with Christ?
If so, ask yourselves if the gospel was writtten for only the 200 of you. If so, then why didn't Christ mention Lakeview in the gospel?
I know, glorious church without spot or wrinkle.... yes yes. Now look inside your lives and those in your church. Do you have spot or wrinkle? How about your leadership? Spots? Wrinkles?
Are you spinning all the plates of your lives, while swimming to stay afloat?
Does the strive for perfection feel unattainable?
How about that lovely smile on your face each Sunday Brother? Sister?
Is the church helping you grow closer to Christ, or become more paranoid and scared to fail?
I don't want you to ask yourself these questions... I want you to answer the thousands of questions already in your head.
The check in your spirit everytime you are encouraged to intentionally lose contact with someone. Every time you are told that this movie is ok, and that one isn't.
Ultimately who is your relationship with? Christ or the leadership... guess what? They aren't the same.
Answer the questions in your heart, those naggings are the Holy Spirit, not the enemy. When you get the courage, just reach out, there are many who will listen and help. Freedom is just on the other side of the door.
We will see you there!
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Q. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.--Westminster Shorter Catechism
Jer. 17:9. This verse about desperately wicked hearts applies to everyone. Friend, does your fearful heart idolize your pastor’s commands above the Word of God?
Romans 1:18. Friend, have you "suppressed the truth" in attempting to reconcile your pastor’s edicts against the Word of God?
“A way … seems right to a man, but its end … is death” (Prov 14:12). So, follow the way of a false “apostle”??? -- or God’s inerrant Word!
Beloved, faith is eroded by doubt. Doubt the prophet when his word is unfulfilled—but not the Savior who’s grace grants saving faith.
Folks, scripturally, there simply can't be Apostles today. Don't be manipulated by someone who is pretending to speak for God.
Where does God’s Word justify divorce because one partner “disagrees with the pastor?” 1Co 7:16 indicates otherwise. Pastor, be careful to counsel with correctly applied scripture.
Pastor, I have softened some comments, not because they aren't not true, but because truth that's not tempered with love is hard to receive (Eph 4:15).
I recommend to all at Lakeview that you seriously study the Bible DAILY. Spend more than ten minutes in your devotions. Use a lexicon, and consult multiple, reputable commentaries. Read entire books of the Bible with an understanding of the historical context. As you become skilled in rightly dividing the Word of Truth, for each sermon that is preached, you will typically find five or ten passages, which in context, will directly refute the faulty doctrine that is being taught at Lakeview. Yes, the preacher uses scripture to support his topical sermons; but they are typically simple “word studies” where SCRIPTURES THAT DON’T SUIT HIS POINT OF VIEW ARE DISCARDED! As your understanding of scripture grows, you will CLEARLY SEE gross misapplication and twisting of God’s Holy Word from the pulpit of Lakeview.
The Holy Bible is in total harmony with itself when it’s properly understood. Evaluate this Sunday’s sermon IN LIGHT OF THE SCRIPTURES THAT ARE CONVENIENTLY OMITTED! When it becomes obvious to you that what is being preached does not sync with the whole of God’s Word, take notice!! It will become more and more difficult for you to reconcile the teaching and the actions of those in authority at Lakeview with the Holy Scriptures. You may begin to ask yourself “Why am I still here?”
For me, the continual misapplication of scripture, along with the blatant ethical inconsistencies of the leadership, became too much to endure.
I know that members of the association at Lakeview feel that they are being persecuted. I am sorry that they feel that way- however, at some point they- or should I say YOU who are reading this have to ask sooner or later if everyone who has posted on this website is being false. We are not. Most of us are hurting or have been seriously hurt by the leadership. YOU know of many families torn apart. I for one have letters, dated and signed by the highest members of leadership and members of the congregation that tell me that I am no longer welcome, that the pastor is ashamed of me because I stood up for my family. We are telling YOU the truth and eventually the house of cards will come down. It is true- by their fruits you will know them- look at the fruits in the leadership. Read Toxic Faith or Churches That Abuse. Those books will help. Also, many of us are still here waiting to help.
There is an “apostle” at Lakeview
Whose pleas for your money would make you
Supply him his fund--
Or else you’ll be shunned;
For out of his “church” he would take you.
The doctrine at Lakeview is hazy.
The pastor’s exposits are lazy.
His sermons are skewed--
His message untrue.
This man: a true brother? That’s crazy!
You think this a frivolous verse?
Your spouse he may have you divorce!
If outside his will
Your spirit he’ll kill
You’ll be thrown in the street with his curse!
With stories so commonly true--
(They number a hundred or two-)!
It isn’t your fault
This place is a cult.
Just get out. FORGIVE HIM—don’t sue.
I am praying regularly for the repentance of the leadership of Lakeview so the false doctrine that has been preached for so many years can be corrected. These leaders have destroyed many lives, and they will have to give an account to God. I fear greatly for them.
I was dismissed from Lakeview under false pretenses, but have gone on to mature in the Lord under sound teaching and continuing repentance.
Meanwhile, if you, as a member, are questioning your faith because of doubts and inconsistencies in the leadership, you should find your way out of this place.
When you leave, be careful to find a good church, so that you can begin to heal. Sadly, many churches have succumbed, to some extent, to the world’s unscriptural moral views, or are only interested in entertaining their congregations with “feel good” sermons and exciting, but shallow programs. Be aware, too, that any church that practices directive prophecy has the potential to become manipulative. This, and some of the things I’ll mention below may run counter to how you’ve been programmed at Lakeview, but truth is helpful, if you’re able to receive it.
You are safer to find a church which understands that, with the completion of the canon of scripture, extra-biblical revelation from prophets and apostles is no longer necessary—or even scriptural. For instance, look at 1 Corinthians 13: 8-10: “but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away… For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but WHEN THE PERFECT COMES, the partial will be done away.” I know that Lakeview says that the word “perfect” in this verse is referring to Jesus’ return (not the completion of the canon), but that interpretation really doesn’t fit the original language. (Why would the word “perfect” be neuter if it’s referring to Jesus?). A correct understanding—that perfect (or complete) refers to the completed scripture—fits the context of church history since the verse was obviously written before the final books of scripture were finished. It makes sense logically, too, because it confirms that the scripture alone, in its entirety, is given by inspiration of God, to be the rule of faith and life.
Unfortunately, today, the encouragement of “prophetic utterance” enables the unscrupulous to practice serious mind control since the hearer is led to believe that the word is from God, and not simply from the imagination of the speaker. In this post apostolic age, no one can know the mind of God apart from what He Himself has revealed in Holy Scripture. Anyone who pretends that God discloses things that can’t be directly deduced from the Bible has fallen into serious error.
As far as knowing the will of God for your life, it’s explained very simply in 1 Thessalonians 4:3: “For this is the will of God, your sanctification…” You will find the will of God in your life if you find a healthy church, exercise your brain, and faithfully use the gifts that God has given you—practices that, strangely enough, are discouraged at Lakeview.
Finally, pursuing a correct understanding of the Bible is critical. Like the faithful Bereans, we are each responsible to examine the Word of God to ensure that our own understanding is correct. “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3: 16-17.
Speak the truth and it will set you free. I have known about this website for a couple of years and there were sporadic reviews written, but what I find interesting is that just in the last couple of months there has been an outpouring of people who are willing to share their stories and tell others of the inner workings of LCLC. Families torn apart simply because they did not bend their knees to the apostle and his wife and family. Or marriages sent to divorce court because a spouse no longer wanted to attend LCLC. In your vows doesn't it say and let no man put us under, or something like that? I wonder what the Lord is thinking when he looks down and sees His people separating and telling people who is right and wrong. Man is going to fail, make a bad decision - because man is man not God. It hurts my heart knowing that God's people are being separated because one man's way (his interpretation of the word) is not being followed. It is funny how people who share the same DNA treat you as if you were a complete stranger. I had to ask God to forgive me for the feelings that I had about my family and friends who cut me off. They don't answer the phone or return emails. To those of you who live in denial that LCLC is "everything that you need" you are missing the big picture. God is suppose to be everything that you need - not a church, pastor, or a pastor's family. You are so busy trying to look good on the outside that you are missing the big picture. Restore what has been lost. Don't continue to be stubborn. Life is too short to live it in fear. I have not turned to a life of sin unlike what they might tell you about those who have left- supposedly we are doing what we want to. We are serving the Lord depending on Him for our every need not the Pastoral Staff. There is life after LCLC. Thankfully God is God and He never changes and His love never fails unlike supposed family.
During the darkest time our country faced, there were men and women scattered like good seed along the pathway to freedom. For the fugitive, there were lights in windows on that long, hard road to a promising future. There was rest, support and supply for the remainder of the journey. You will find all that should you decide to make that way into a new, full life. We are waiting to help. We are loved ones cast away and maligned but we still love, we still care. There is a light in our window and there is still love in our hearts. Reconciliation is a phone call away. We are praying for everyone of you.
There are hundreds to support and encourage you.
History is the great teacher. Many have come and gone, as we all will, but in the wake of all that has been accomplished, the question is where will you be and where will your family be in 10,20,30 years? Where have you been the past 10,20,30 years? What have you lost? What have you truly gained? All the rest is illusion or perhaps delusion. Either way, Time with those that love you is being squandered and you cannot get that back. You have given the ultimate sacrifice...your irreplaceable time and shelved your love. The children you raised or perhaps the parents you forsook, still love you, they always will and that love comes without condition. How about yours? The kingdom of God is not any church, it is the body of Christ. We will all sit at the same table, there is only one. All the seats are occupied and the version of any definition of the Kingdom of God will have to be adjusted.
Time is the judge and ultimately the judgment of any ministry. What happens after one leaves this earth is their legacy. What they said and did is their legacy. What they omitted to do is their legacy. What have you personally done or not done?
There is still time, there is still an opportunity to reconcile, there is time to repent and make restitution.
We stand waiting for a phone call. Our hands outstretched and our love unabated and indefatigable. It is because we love...this stands the test of time.
-- The underground railroad.
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