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Hi Christian S., Once again, I feel the need to discuss another term - religious persecution. "I count it an honor that the Lord has allowed me to be persecuted for the sake of knowing my Lord Jesus and serving Him." - Christian S. Once again, I did a little research on the topic. "Religious persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs or affiliations or lack thereof. The tendency of societies or groups within society to alienate or repress different subcultures is a recurrent theme in human history." - Wikipedia. I thought the second sentence was interesting, because it discusses alienation. Does not your church alienate everyone else? From the sound of many of these reviews, it sounds like no one wants to alienate you. Some people have said they love you and want to hug you. If that's persecution, then let me be persecuted every day.
Here's a definition of persecution, (Wikipedia): "The inflicting of suffering, harassment, isolation, imprisonment, fear, or pain are all factors that may establish persecution." As I thought more about it, I agree with you. The James family is persecuting you. They cause us all much suffering, with torn families being the most common form. They harass people by interfering in their personal lives. They isolate you from the rest of the world. You've been imprisoned in their system. Their entire control system is based off of fear that you will not inherit the Kingdom of God if you're not part of their system. I don't even need to address all the pain...it's evident. So yes, I believe you're experiencing persecution, but I don't think it's religious persecution. It's a self-inflicted persecution that you endure because you want to be part of the exclusive club. Maybe everyone should get ID cards like at Sam's Club...thoughts?
If you do some more general research on the topic, you will notice a trend in religious persecution, regardless of religion. Whether they are atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc., each case has similar characteristics: unwarranted arrest, imprisonment, torture, killing, or execution. Maybe I'm not aware of some things that have happened, but have any of these things happened to anyone at Lakeview? Did you know that roughly 70 million Christians have been killed for their faith? I'm sure those 70 million people would agree that your experience is equivalent. Oh, one more thing...everything being said by us is the truth. We do not say it to hurt, but rather to educate and hopefully help others see the light, including yourself.
In closing, I love you and I will continue to pray that you can be released. May the peace of our Lord, God, and Savior be with you always.
Isn't it interesting that Thank Y and Christian S don't have one single "Like" on their comments no matter how many times they repost? Hmmmm. I find that very interesting. Interesting indeed.
Welcome back Thank Y and Chris.....where have you been?
Wish you had more to say though.
Do you really remember the old days before you came to this place? ..." For when ever two or three of you are gathered in my Name I am in your midst." That first love, and really eternal love is what you desired---what we all desired didn't we? So comforting, protecting and incredibly safe from all hurt and pain. So loving.
Those are the words that our good God used to fill your spirit with love. It is still there folks...always there...the Word did not go away. Do not let man take it away. Share it now with your loved ones that you have forsaken for a family that wants only control of you. ......share , share ...my friends.....your family is waiting....reunion with them will be unbelievably joyous and so full of the love that you felt when you first heard those words that Jesus will be in your midst when you gather ....come together with your loved ones ....do it now...God is Love....say it ....say it ...say it...! Always praying for you folks! Can't wait to give you a hug!
Here we go again. I have been out of Lakeview for a couple of years now and I have had a lot of things brought to light since my family and I left since we didn't want to do what the leadership says. This continual Pete and Repeat thing speaks for itself. It shows how controlling the Leadership is in this place. They don't like not being in control or having control. This website is something that they cannot control so it is driving them nuts! I hope it drives them to their knees, because that is simply all that a lot of people are asking them to do. To see the ones that are hurt and those who have walked away from the faith altogether because of the things that they have done. I am happy that you were able to find everything that you need as a Christian at Lakeview Christian S. Unfortunately I was hurt because of this place. Everyone has a different experience. I am glad that yours was better. God has to be everything that we need. Not a church. Guess what, when we stand before the Lord your Pastor has nothing to do with it. He has to answer just like you do. So if you continue to live your life blindly without using the brain that God gave you, you might be surprised when you stand in His presence. I have two words for you "Free Will". He gave it to us for a reason. He did not want a people who are robots and that is exactly what the people of Lakeview experience everyday.
Ahhhh, Thank You and Christian Son, you're back. Did you miss us? You've been gone for over a week! Or, were you hoping we would stop posting?
Well, we're not going to stop until false doctrines, laws of men, and the shunning/disfellowship cease to be the norm at LCLC.
BTW...we are NOT attacking those held captive. We only hope to set the captive free!
We have heard with our own ears the threats, lies, vile names, and curses spoken about us.
We sat in those very pews and heard with our own ears the anger of MAN against those who have left.
Deny what you will, but we have seen and heard what you deny!
Slanderous ...NO! Lies..NO! Malicious..NO! TRUTH...YES!
Those in leadership deny their own childeren who have left. Is "your house in order"? Have you stepped down from your position because of it? Or, do you only require that from others?
If we showed up for Sunday morning service would you welcome us with open arms of Love? Or would the armed policeman at the door order us away with threat of being arrested?
I know you will not address any of our direct questions, but I put them out there for consideration.
Wash, rinse, repeat. lol
I am a long-standing and current member of Lakeview Christian Life Church, and I have found that this church has been everything I need as a Christian. The Word of God is preached here with clarity and truth and power. The praise and worship is awe-inspiring and beautiful. The people are kind and loving. The pastors and elders of the church have shown us the way to life and have been caring and gracious. It is so rare that you can find so much of what you need in one local church - I thank God for it everyday.
Many of the recent reviews that have been posted on this website were NOT written by current members of the church and do not provide an accurate or truthful description of this church. Their words are shocking and slanderous. They are not written to help people, but to harm them. They have brought up accusations that are intended to deceive, how can you listen to words that bring so much darkness and suspicion and hate? They have raised up a persecution against Lakeview Church. I would not dare to speak that way against any church - the Lord is Judge. I am surprised they would even leave such slanderous and awful words up on the internet for all of heaven and earth to see. Their own words accuse them.
I count it an honor that the Lord has allowed me to be persecuted for the sake of knowing my Lord Jesus and serving Him. "Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you." Matthew 5:11-12
Jesus said, "You will know them by their fruits." (Matthew 7:16-20) Come to Lakeview Church and you will see the most beautiful fruit in peoples' lives. Both young and old alike are seeking God in a way that gives you the faith that anyone can know the Lord and become like Him. However, these nameless people who would use the internet to attack a church are not looking to help people find their way - they are blind guides to the blind. But we at Lakeview Church are seeking God and preaching the gospel to all creation that all may be saved!
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, for one, continue to pray for the repentance of the leadership 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, further 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.
Oh SethMeyers, nothing could be simpler for a Laker than repetitive motion, so this reposting should be second nature by them, whoever it is...
If it's Norm Sr., thumping a pulpit for decades in righteous fury, impressing only his captive audience, preaching to the choir of the only people left who will listen to his rantings? He's ready.
If it's Norm Jr., dancing tenuously through oversized footsteps, trying to keep this teetering farce solvent til his own retirement while expending the minimum of effort through his breaks in Video Gaming? He's ready.
If it's Becky James, waving her finger in judgment at the world, posturing with her word-butchering odes to the glory days when more than 300 people came to Jamestown willingly? She's ready.
If it's Chris Otis, his practiced motions as hatchet man-extraordinaire make him far more than ready.
If it's a humble misguided Lakeview parishioner, their expert skill at diving deep into their pockets reaching for the last of their hard-earned wages to support this ghastly contrivance make them far, far more than ready.
Thump. Judge. Grasp. Posture. Give. Give again. Shun.
Click Edit. Click Enter.
50 years of fruitless repetitive motion. They got this.
Thank Y, do you ever get finger fatigue from hitting 'Refresh' and 'Edit' to keep up with all this? Just curious.
I have to admit, I pop a bag of popcorn every time I sit down to catch up on my CitySearch. This has achieved the same entertainment value as any show on Netflix.
Sometimes I feel bad though. I feel like former members of this place are doing little more than poking fun at current members, mocking their lack of reasoning abilities and common sense. It almost feels to me like making fun of a cripple for the fact that he can't walk. Does that make sense?
Do you think that these people in this church don't know their own regrets? That they don't regret the decision to drop out of college? Or skip the promotion that would have paid the bills? Or the chance they had to marry their true love now living outside the walls?
Of course they do.
They live those nightmares every day of their life, and it eats them up inside. I know it. Because I lived it. I knew what it meant to swallow my own intuition without a word of protest. It was terrifying at times how much my mind raged against the machine. I knew better, and yet I could not rise.
Let us continue to show grace. Not because we are better human beings, but because we were once slaves to a very powerful mind game ourselves. Sometime I imagine how we would feel about our own life's regrets if we could, but for a moment, envision in our mind's eye our own selves, laughing at how easy it was to defeat a less knowledgeable child at the game of chess.
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