About the Site Owner
By Jacob Howard, Published 12/05/2019
View the Editor’s Notes, Updated 12/05/2019
I’m the site’s owner and admin, Jacob Howard. I make no money on this website, nor will I ever. I also won’t take donations to keep it running.
Some Quick Background
I met the Recovery in college, the Fall of 2011. As an actively seeking Christian, I was primed for finding a group of Christians who were serious about their faith.
The Recovery baited me with Jesus, the Bible, and talk of oneness of the church by means of the one Spirit of God. Then they started switching our devotion over to a man named Witness Lee, following him and his teachings only. Our “oneness” had nothing to do with God keeping us one; it was about Witness Lee.
I left the Recovery in 2017 for a few months, troubled by the clear deification of this man Witness Lee, but I eventually went back because I feared all of the discipline from God that the Recovery had convinced me was biblical.
Eventually, the Lord gave me the absolute clarity that I needed to leave the Recovery. My wife and I left in June/July of 2018, and we haven’t looked back.
Why This Website?
Still loving the people in the Recovery, my wife and I were weighed down with a heavy burden of helping others to leave. So right away I originally created thelordsrecovery.org (by the way, using .com and .net also redirect to the .org site).
I wrote the Thread, put together a bare-minimum website, and left it alone. I didn’t touch it for one year.
Then I hid myself from Christians, from all of social media, and from the Recovery. I moved out of state and told no one in the Recovery where I lived. I ignored this site and the compassion God had given me for people in the Recovery who still needed to leave.
Then God woke me up! I was nudged by the Spirit after a year to come back to this website and take it seriously. To keep ministering the truth. To still meet with God’s people. To grow in Christ.
A Little About Me
I’m a fallible man (arguably a child; I still have my Pokemon toys), and I have countless examples of times I have been wrong about something, specifically about biblical teaching. I’m always learning. Did I mention I’m learning? And I’m only interested in learning and growing, not pretending everything’s already been “recovered” by some other fallible man.
I love Jesus Christ. He is perfect in every way. He saved me by dying on the cross for my sins and resurrecting from the grave as the spotless Lamb of God! He’s forgiven me for my sins! I follow Him! He’s the only man I’ll ever give myself to!
Jesus is the Light. Only He has the truth; He is the truth. I’m learning to follow Him, and I’m growing in Him.
While I’ve got some things to say on here, don’t take my word for it. Take God’s.