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Cypress

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Other Sources?
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:48:14 PM »

Hi all. I know teaching from other sources is not allowed on the forum. However, I was wondering if it would be ok to private message me some of the other like-minded resources you read and learn from?

The reason I ask is because I'm having some difficulty with my mom. She used to be a fervent reader of Ray's. In fact, she was the one who encouraged me to join this site many years ago. Unfortunately, after Ray's passing she somehow ended up in the world of televangelists again. It's been really difficult for me because she's practically demanding me to follow along with her and watch these programs, etc. Which I have no interest in. This is really starting to affect our relationship because we can no longer connect on this level.

Whenever I send her something of Ray's she acts like I'm just stuck on him and don't want to learn from anyone else. That's not true, but I do want to learn from like minded resources. I am not interested in re-entering the world of typical Christiandom.

So, here I find myself trying to see if there's something else I could share with her, that may help bring her out of this funk...it doesn't need to be salvation of all (she does talk a lot about hell now, but still seems to believe it's not eternal).

Thanks.
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Re: Other Sources?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 04:32:25 PM »

I know teaching is not allowed but I dunno if naming resources is against the rules.. I don’t see why it would be and I, too, would like to know if other members have gained insight or truth from other places and what those resources are..

Cypress,

I listen to podcasts a lot. I listen to this psychology professor named Jordan Peterson he has a series on apple iTunes and also on YouTube about “the psychological significance of the Bible stories” this series I’ve listened to over and over and always coming away with a new perspective or new personal revelation. Just like I do when I re-read one of Rays papers.

If you’re specifically looking for “Christian” type content there are a couple of podcasts I’ve enjoyed called “the bad Christian podcast” which is a group of Christians who have left traditional church and they’re in the process of deconstructing/reconstructing/reconsidering their faith and working out their salvation.. they aren’t going to “teach” like Ray did, but it’s refreshing to hear people just be open minded and vulnerable about their doubts and also acknowledge that they don’t have all the answers-if any. Another similar podcast is “the pastor with no answers” both available on apple iTunes.

Another resource I’ve gained a lot of perspective from is Leo Tolstoy 19th century author. He wrote “the kingdom of God is within you” and I’ve read that book a couple times and just like Rays papers, I walk away from reading this book feeling like I’ve gained new revelation.
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Re: Other Sources?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 06:25:47 PM »

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It's best to all involved if you take the time to familiarize yourself with the teaching of L.Ray Smith first.

This forum is primarily a place for people of a like mind to fellowship, and secondarily to discuss and question what they learn on bible-truths.com.

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Re: Other Sources?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 06:43:45 PM »

Hi Cypress.  Ultimately, it is about the Truths of Scripture and not about the one delivering them.  I'm sorry for your mom and the strain this puts on your relationship.  Others have never had this "bond" in the first place, and are surrounded by nothing but resistance or ignorance in "real-life".  You hold the truths to your heart, and with both your life and your own words you may win your mother back. 

Gal 6:1  Brothers, if a man is overtaken in some deviation, you, the spiritual ones, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering yourself, that you not also be tempted.

If she slid from Ray after his death and has turned to Televangelists, then perhaps it is not a new "teacher" she needs, but a grown daughter.  You are the one now He is dealing with. 

I don't mean to sound harsh, but do want to encourage you.  It's not easy to live these things, and there is nothing about your mother's situation that the Lord Himself didn't foretell.  Hang in there.  Maybe it's time for you to "teach".

You asked for PM's.  We can't stop anybody from fulfilling your request.  Take great care, however.  Since that is the route you chose, I'm going to lock this thread, temporarily at least, to help us keep to the rules and purpose of this forum.  If you encounter anybody going beyond your request to using "...this forum as a recruiting ground to other forums, by pm's or public posting." then understand they are breaking the rules they agreed to and act accordingly.

     
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