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Author Topic: Jim McCotter, Another Spin on Why He Left  (Read 1286 times)
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« on: March 27, 2014, 12:06:46 pm »

This is how Jim McCotter leaving was explained to my husband and I.  I remember we were told this by a leader who seemed to be somewhat privy to inside information. I have not heard this spin here, or did I miss something?

The Great Commission movement was being falsely accused on some issues and taking some hits.  (Notice vague language here, no specifics, because that would be slander and gossip. No acknowledgement that the GC movement had ever done anything shady, unethical, deceitful, or even youthfully unwise.) Jim McCotter, because he was the founder of the group, was like the "lightening rod" and if he was removed, then the whole movement would benefit because there would be no lightening rod anymore and the churches could flourish.  Jim needed to stay pretty quiet, somewhat hidden and silent, but what he is doing right now is good, no doubt about it.  He just needs to sit under the radar for a time. As the leader of the movement he was taking all the heat, and it was BIG and NOBLE and HUMBLE of him to get out of the way. (This is why he is the exception to the rule that you commit for life, but you can speak highly of Jim McCotter who left the movement.)

Perhaps this reasoning explains why there have been times that it appears that GCx has made overtures, maybe testing the waters, to see if they could let him back into the movement.  Any updates on the daily JimLive broadcasts?  My observations of seeing him on youtube was like others:  he does not have the commanding presence that he used to have at all, looks haggard and broken, kind of mumbling the same old jargon but almost like he doesn't really believe it anymore but thought he would try it again to see if it would fly.  I am saying this as a person who only saw him from a distance, had put him on a pedestal, and thought he was the greatest thing since CheezWhiz.  I have no ax to grind, since he never did anything to hurt me personally, but if you can look at the history honestly, his legacy is in shambles.  I hope he can start seeing himself as an ordinary person, a sinner in need of grace and forgiveness just like all of us, seek forgiveness from those he has wronged, and I wish GCx would stop glorifying his name.     

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 07:48:33 am »

I heard that explanation also.  But who knows what the truth is? The spin was well- thought out, I'm sure.
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