I understand. Don't be mad at his friend he is only doing what he believe. Your husband is wrestling with the very same demons we all wrestled with. In his mind he is trying to hold on to the other daddy messages. Meaning the HOP is real. It's right and just. He believes he is holding on the to the principles of the hop.<quoted text>Oh, he knows well that I do not fit the mold to be a real member. I'm not afraid to question, challenge, or stand alone. We go places together that are not HOP oriented. I'm pretty sure he believes DB is NOT the man, but, I guess, it's hard for him to picture himself elsewhere. And, he has a very good friend who is an elder, and he's constantly in my husband's ear preaching. That is why it's such a challenge for me. I can't babysit; I have to go to work! But, I won't give up; it's a wait and see situation. But as for, I'm going to continue to participate in this forum and learn all I can from all of you. One thing I'm sure of, the HOP won't come between us. He does respect my feelings, and I respect his; so I guess we've kind of agreed to disagree.
But the men who created the hop created the principles. I am sure he does not know this, daddy grace had over 40 children mostly who were not in the house of prayer. But some were. Tell him to study the beginning. And see how the web was conceived to Deceive the people. One book that you will find interesting is daddy grace: a celebrity preacher and his house of prayer. And Daddy Grace an anointed bibliography. Once he has read these allow him to form his own opinion.
Remember this there are two kinds of error: blind credulity and piecemeal criticism. Never believe a word without putting its truth to the test; discernment does not grow in laziness; and this faculty of discernment is indispensable to the seeker. Sound skepticism is the necessary condition for discernment; but piecemeal criticism is an error.