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"Congratulations on a wonderful work. You are to be commended for putting into print the truth which so many are afraid to face. It does place one in a very strange, to say the least, position in trying to reach others of the "Church" in an effort to explain why one will not participate in certain activities which are set forth by the 'elders' of the congregation. I have felt for many years that something was not right in all that is taking place in this organization to which we are supposed to pledge allegiance as the body of Christ. That feeling has been with me even when I preached what I thought was the truth; it was there when I taught classes...I felt that I was alone in my feelings until my daughter started receiving your wonderful paper in which I saw many of my own views expressed in a manner so convincing without the browbeating methods so often used in articles of religious content. You have given me renewed strength and will to do something about the things which I see are wrong in this religious world, and especially in the so-called 'Church.'"

"...I thank God for you and people like you who are not afraid to speak the truth and cause people to study to prove all things. Keep up the good work. Your paper is a blessing to many and an inspiration to many of us who have harbored thoughts of misgiving without knowing just how to satisfy that inner yearning for truth untainted by the whims of man. " - Texas

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"I am so relieved that my wife and I are not the only ones who feel that we are at odds with C of CC teachings on a variety of subjects. Imagine our amazement and joy to see our very thoughts in print in your paper!"

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"Thanks to all responsible for The Examiner. The church has been in need of reformation and freedom for as far back as I can remember, and I'm 75. I've long felt that the majority of our people are of the same opinion. Lack of courageous leaders have held us back. God bless all of you who are taking a lead in reversing things." - California

"I have enjoyed The Examiner since the first one I received. It articulates many views that I have held for many years. I would like to see it in the hands of as many honest people as possible." - Nashville, Tennessee

"Someone just loaned me the January '89 issue of The Examiner and it was great. Could I get my own copy and could you tell me how to get on your mailing list? Is it possible to get some back copies? Enclosed is a donation to keep the good work up, and if possible to send me back copies." -Orlando, Florida

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