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What is wrong with UBF private revelation about marriage

20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Accessed online on 2018 February 2

I put up a old article I wrote years ago (but never before published) on what is wrong with using private revelation to determine a marriage partner and yet simultaneously claiming to use the Bible as a guide on my blog, the link is below.  It is very thorough and a worthwhile read for using the Bible to contradict the marriage by faith doctrine.

UBF break up policy vs 1 Corinthians 7 and Deuteronomy 22

There was a woman I saw give a testimony in front of a large audience at UBF.  I am pretty sure the testimony was filtered by UBF members to ensure it was OK to say by UBF standards and I am pretty sure she was in line with standard operating procedure at the time.

She said she prayed for her Bible student to break up with her boyfriend.  I want to address if Bible teachers should be encouraging people to break up with their boyfriend or girlfriend, encouraging them to marry or being neutral.  I suggest that encouraging them to marry and being neutral can be supported but not encouraging them to break up.  When I say encourage to marry I am not talking about forced marriage, but suggesting marriage as an option.

This is a sensitive topic as it deals with the common practice of Bible students having physical relations with other people outside of marriage so to read the full article go here

Bonn UBF– Zeugnis von Andreas P. vom 15. April 2001 [Original German]

Am 14. April 2001 kam Andreas P., ein langjähriges Mitglied von UBF Bonn, verheiratet mit damals 5 Kindern, mit seiner UBF-Gemeinde in erhebliche Schwierigkeiten. Peter Chang, der Leiter von UBF Bonn und Andreas’ eigene Frau, die eine loyale Anhängerin des Leiters war, versuchten ihn zu „trainieren“, indem sie ihm seine Scheckkarte und die Schlüssel zu seiner eigenen Wohnung abnahmen. Er flüchtete nach UBF Dortmund ins „Exil“, wo er seine Probleme erklärte. Der Leiter von UBF Dortmund bat ihn, seine Erfahrungen und Probleme in einem Zeugnis aufzuschreiben. So setzte sich Andreas an jenem Osterwochenende hin, versuchte seine Gedanken zu sammeln und schrieb in diesem Zeugnis auf, was er hinsichtlich der Probleme von UBF Bonn auf dem Herzen hatte, unbeeinflusst von der Meinung von anderen. Tatsächlich wusste Andreas zu der Zeit nicht einmal, dass es in UBF eine „Reformbewegung“ gab, und auch nicht, dass eine Missionarin, die früher Mitglied von UBF Bonn war, bereits im Jahr zuvor einen ganz ähnlichen Beschwerdebrief geschrieben hatte.

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