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Believer

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#251
Sep 3, 2010
 
lookinforwisdom wrote:
Most of these forums are just gossip but after visiting and looking into things at this church it looks good from the outside. From good I mean they are very visable in the area because of lavish series and entertainment they offer. Upon visiting there it is obviously world driven instead of Jesus driven. Also they are very secretative about the use of the tithes and offerings. It's almost like a family business with all family members nd friends in coontrol of everything and they will say, "If you don't like it leave!" The teachings are very shallow and worldly. If you are lookin for wisdom, godly wisdom, keep lookin it's not at Highlands.
I agree~take it from someone who knows..been there done that and now I know better.
lookinforwisdom

Knoxville, TN

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#252
Sep 20, 2010
 

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Talked to an old friend from Highlands tonight. They are no longer there for many of the reasons we have all heard. It seems some of the people are wising up. When you visit there it looks great but when you find out all the things going on behind the scenes and the dictatorship is true then you have to make a decision.....follow God or follow Jimmie. i am so glad I made the right choice.
Ruggy

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#253
Sep 22, 2010
 
So many negative discussions I'm reading...how can a church be so large with this much negativity?? I also heard about some single programs? Anyone know any information on this?
lookinforwisdom

Knoxville, TN

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#254
Sep 22, 2010
 
They used to have a good singles ministry, really active but the higher ups thought they were getting too big so they pulled the rug out from under that. They dont want too many people to get together because they may question or disagree with the dictator.
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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#255
Sep 23, 2010
 
pLease do not listen to everything you hear on here. I actually attend Highlands. They do still have these ministries. Please come and see for yourself. God Bless.
Ruggy wrote:
So many negative discussions I'm reading...how can a church be so large with this much negativity?? I also heard about some single programs? Anyone know any information on this?
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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#257
Sep 23, 2010
 
Gee I did not see that one coming. First of all I am not at all part of Highland's Fellowship Leadership just because I see all of the good Highland's has done in the community. Nice try. Next rumor please. There is also no ATM in our lobby. I have also heard that one. Next rumor please.
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<quoted text>CCS is a part of Highlands Fellowship Leadership. Highlands Fellowship Is a corporation owned by Jimmy Davidson, Steven Davidson and Bill Edmonds. They advocate lying if it is good for the Incorporated Church. They will not believe anybody who complains to them about a leader unless the person has 3 witnesses. But even if there are 50 people saying the same thing, they will defend their most devoted followers who give to them the most.
They believe that Jimmy gets his instructions directly from God and no one can question him. And if you do not go along, to get along, you will no longer,……belong.
Vandall142

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#258
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Ok so heres my 2 cents, i know for a fact about Highlands Fellowship, on wednesdays u meet for like a youth group, you make so many new friends, have a lot of fun with them and most importantly u learn about God. There is nothing wrong with this church everyone that is a part of the church are the nicest people youll ever meet in ur life. This church is awesome and recommend anyone and everybody going to it
lookinforwisdom

Knoxville, TN

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#259
Oct 1, 2010
 
The Spirit wrote:
<quoted text>CCS is a part of Highlands Fellowship Leadership. Highlands Fellowship Is a corporation owned by Jimmy Davidson, Steven Davidson and Bill Edmonds. They advocate lying if it is good for the Incorporated Church. They will not believe anybody who complains to them about a leader unless the person has 3 witnesses. But even if there are 50 people saying the same thing, they will defend their most devoted followers who give to them the most.
They believe that Jimmy gets his instructions directly from God and no one can question him. And if you do not go along, to get along, you will no longer,……belong.
Don't know aboout CCS being a part of leadership but i know every word of the rest of it is 100% TRUE!
Abingdonian85

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#260
Oct 11, 2010
 
I have attended this church and saw nothing wrong. It was years ago however when they were still at the high school. Is it true what they say about submitting a statement of net worth to become a member? If so then I can def see a few things wrong with this place. The only negative thing that I can think of is that it is scary how they have almost a whole town's wealthy upper class in their following. Can someone clarify the net worth thing please?
Really

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#261
Oct 11, 2010
 
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Out Of Buch that is a flat out lie. I go to the Bristol Campus and we have lots of folks that come there that have very little. Your friend is a liar and you are too. A Devil's liar. I'm tired of the slander we get at HF. We do more missionay work than any other church in this whole area and our primary purpose is to help people come to know the salvation of Jesus Christ. As far as armed guards that is also a lie. Come to the Bristol Campus next week and you and I can sit through the service together and then say what you just have. I don't know what your problem is but I hope you can get closer to God. If not at HF then a church where you fit in. At the Bristol Campus we are going to begin a saturday evening service because we have so many people attending . The Pharisees had the idea that Jesus and his diciples were a cult so in the long run what you think is only a minor distraction to what we are doing for the Lord Jesus at HF.
You screwed up a little. The armed guards is not a lie, go to the Abingdon campus going towards the lake. Also, I checked into membership there and they wanted all of my financial information also (which is why I didn't become a member). Are you a member or do you just attend? If you haven't attempted to become a member, at least in Abingdon, then you dont know. As far as coming to church with you, I'll respectfully decline before you offer. I have found a church now that may not have as much money thrown at them to do mission work and community service, but they try very very hard and shouldn't be placed below you because they can't spend as much. The only reason your church can is because of deep pockets everywhere, which is a good thing in a way. Why do you feel you need to brag abut it to let it be known though? I don't know if you're a good person or not and it's none of my business, but you called someone a liar who was speaking the truth, making you the liar!!
James Bond

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#262
Oct 11, 2010
 
Concerned Cititzen wrote:
It seems that HF has centered their services around entertaining people. Church is not meant to be entertaining. It is to praise God and to learn what the Bible says about how we are to live our lives. I attend a very conservative church and can see how HF has not approached worship in the correct manner.
Exactly right, Concerned Citizen. So many people have lost sight of this , or are merely clueless about church in general!!
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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#263
Oct 12, 2010
 
I have been a member for over two years now and have never had to show anything about my financial standings. As for the armed guards. There is one police officer that walks around just to make sure no crazy people like a lot of the ones that get on here try to cause trouble, plus the size of our church is another reason we have a police officer.
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You screwed up a little. The armed guards is not a lie, go to the Abingdon campus going towards the lake. Also, I checked into membership there and they wanted all of my financial information also (which is why I didn't become a member). Are you a member or do you just attend? If you haven't attempted to become a member, at least in Abingdon, then you dont know. As far as coming to church with you, I'll respectfully decline before you offer. I have found a church now that may not have as much money thrown at them to do mission work and community service, but they try very very hard and shouldn't be placed below you because they can't spend as much. The only reason your church can is because of deep pockets everywhere, which is a good thing in a way. Why do you feel you need to brag abut it to let it be known though? I don't know if you're a good person or not and it's none of my business, but you called someone a liar who was speaking the truth, making you the liar!!
Jimmie D

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CCS wrote:
I have been a member for over two years now and have never had to show anything about my financial standings. As for the armed guards. There is one police officer that walks around just to make sure no crazy people like a lot of the ones that get on here try to cause trouble, plus the size of our church is another reason we have a police officer.
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The armed guards are there because of mad husbands who see their families slowly being taken away by the Philosophy of Highlands Fellowship. Many people are encourage to give all they have to the church at the expense of their very own family. Jimmy encourages this by talking about how a women must follow God first before her husband. When a husband is not part of Highlands, he is left out of a lot of precious time with his family because they are always giving their time and money to Highlands. It’s a cult.

And the head trip they put on the kids is down right criminal. it’s a shame. That church is responsible for splitting up many families. The brother in-law preacher, the one who married Jimmies sister, told his own father “if your not with us, your against us”. Broke the mans heart.

So how far do you want to take this CCS?
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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#265
Oct 12, 2010
 
We can take it as far as you want to go. Still no evidence. Again people reading this forum, people are crazy. DO NOT believe everything you here. There is only one policeman at highlands on Sun I have seen for my own eyes. Notice how people keep saying on here guards plural. These crazies also believe that God told them to call one of his houses of worship a cult. Not very Christian like. I personally do not believe I would want someone like some of these people on here attend my church. They make the rest of us good church members look like a bunch of judgemental Christians. Hence the reason church attendance is at an all time low at other churches. So please show some evidence before acting like a Pharisee.
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<quoted text>The armed guards are there because of mad husbands who see their families slowly being taken away by the Philosophy of Highlands Fellowship. Many people are encourage to give all they have to the church at the expense of their very own family. Jimmy encourages this by talking about how a women must follow God first before her husband. When a husband is not part of Highlands, he is left out of a lot of precious time with his family because they are always giving their time and money to Highlands. It’s a cult.
And the head trip they put on the kids is down right criminal. it’s a shame. That church is responsible for splitting up many families. The brother in-law preacher, the one who married Jimmies sister, told his own father “if your not with us, your against us”. Broke the mans heart.
So how far do you want to take this CCS?
Been There

Knoxville, TN

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#266
Oct 12, 2010
 
There is at least one uniformed officer some two there every week. There is at least two under cover officers there each week, but only at Abingdon. Wonder why?
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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There are undercover and uniformed officers at every big church because they are the ones that people talk about. Especially the ones making a huge impact in the community.
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There is at least one uniformed officer some two there every week. There is at least two under cover officers there each week, but only at Abingdon. Wonder why?
Jimmie D

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First you say there are no police at Highlands Fellowship Church Inc, owned by Jimmy Davidson, Steven Davidson, and Bill Edmonds.

Then you say there is only one Policemen there.

Now you say there are Uniformed and Undercover police at Highlands Fellowship Corporation Cult.

And you call all these people who have been burnt by or know someone who has been burnt by Highlands Fellowship Church …..liars?

Sounds like you have interests in that Corporation.
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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#269
Oct 12, 2010
 
I honestly did not know before so I found out for myself instead of trashing a church. I am not calling them liars just hypocritical judgemental Christians. But I am still waiting on some evidence. I already found out there is no ATM in the lobby of Highlands like someone on here said.
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First you say there are no police at Highlands Fellowship Church Inc, owned by Jimmy Davidson, Steven Davidson, and Bill Edmonds.
Then you say there is only one Policemen there.
Now you say there are Uniformed and Undercover police at Highlands Fellowship Corporation Cult.
And you call all these people who have been burnt by or know someone who has been burnt by Highlands Fellowship Church …..liars?
Sounds like you have interests in that Corporation.
Just Me

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To the person who said Jimmie encourages women to follow the church and God above their husband, that is not only wrong but complete opposite of what he says. He in fact once had a woman tell him she wanted to come to church and wanted to tithe and her husband was against it. She asked Jimmie what to do, and Jimmie said he is your husband and you must follow what he says. He told her NOT to go to church and NOT to tithe if it was against what her husband wanted. PLEASE STOP LYING ABOUT MY CHURCH.
CCS

Kingsport, TN

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#271
Oct 13, 2010
 

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Any church that is making an im,pact, people are going to talk about and try to spread lies about. That is what the devil wants to happen. I don't know about you but I will pray for these people.
Just Me wrote:
To the person who said Jimmie encourages women to follow the church and God above their husband, that is not only wrong but complete opposite of what he says. He in fact once had a woman tell him she wanted to come to church and wanted to tithe and her husband was against it. She asked Jimmie what to do, and Jimmie said he is your husband and you must follow what he says. He told her NOT to go to church and NOT to tithe if it was against what her husband wanted. PLEASE STOP LYING ABOUT MY CHURCH.

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