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Friday, January 17, 2014

Update On Doug Phillips’ Resignation from Vision Forum Ministries

 

Due to further information, it was expedient to update the article on Doug Phillips and his resignation from Vision Forum and the closure of the same.  More things have come to light and more documentation regarding his alleged repentance is now available through at least one man who participated in efforts to bring about restoration.

Please re-read this article, or read if for the first time, HERE.

This information is not being passed on to my readers as idle gossip.  This man, Vision Forum Ministries and Inc., and the Biblical Patriarchy movement have had a considerable amount of influence in home schooling circles, family inclusive churches and many other areas.  The gross hypocrisy of Phillips’ sin in the face of the very things he taught calls into question, yet once again, what value highly legalistic systems of living really offer the Christian community.

Romans 2:21-24  Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

Romans 16:17-18  Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

2 comments:

  1. What a sad and grubby affair, however I think this man is just one of many men in Christian leadership positions that are leading double lives.

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    1. Yes, I agree. And strangely enough, the pattern begins to develop that the more they emphasize legalistic rules and perfect methods for attaining "great godliness" or "holy living" the more they *seem* likely fall into something really ugly. 1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

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