Way Forward #2
August 1, 2007
Greetings of peace and joy, my dear brothers and sisters
in Christ. The restoration movement within CFC has
led to the establishment of the restored CFC. Now
our brethren ask: what now?
of the reasons why we have established the restored
CFC is to stop the rampage of the evil one (I refer
to the devil and not to those who do not see things
our way). To remain together is just to deepen the
hurts, the pain, the recriminations, and therefore
just widens the gap and disunity, and possibly resulting
in irreparable damage to relationships (I still consider
the "other side" as my brethren; I have
always just raised issues and not made it personal).
As it is now, quite a few brethren are quitting their
service, lying low, and even leaving CFC. With the
establishment of the restored CFC, there is now a
clear choice. Either side no longer has to insist
on having its own way. We can go our separate ways,
and hopefully still be brethren (though separated),
and even be a blessing to each other.
should you do?
(1) Understand the issues. Search for the truth. In
this regard, speak to both sides. In prayer, decide
(2) Stay in your service for the moment, since it
is God and the brethren whom you serve, not the leaders
on either side. Continue to attend official CFC activities.
(3) Given this serious crisis in CFC, it is important
for all elders (down to Chapter Heads) to know the
issues so they can discern for themselves. With due
prudence, elders can decide whether their unit and
household leaders should be informed as well. Personally,
I would be careful in bringing the issues down to
the members, since they might be unduly disturbed
and dismayed. But even here, truth should never be
suppressed if anyone asks.
(4) Do not fight with your brethren who think differently
from you. Now that there is a choice, appeal to them
to handle this as brothers who have a serious difference
but who now can part as still friends and brethren.
(5) If you decide to join the restored CFC, let us
know. If those under you feel the same way, we will
integrate them in the restored CFC. We will form our
own structure and have our own activities.
God bless you. God bless CFC.
Your brother in Christ,
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