That's fine if David doesn't come here again, and his abrupt leaving is a blessing based on what I've read so far. I figured David was going to start some fights or end up taking off anyway, and that's because of his first two posts. Did anyone notice there wasn't really a testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ anywhere in them?
He also claims he was "saved" in the charismatic church; as soon as I read that, I red flags were going off in my mind, because the "jesus" of the charismatics is not the Jesus Christ of the Bible, and they teach a false gospel. Their version of "getting saved" is simply "accepting" their "jesus," which means there is no repentance (i.e. grief and godly sorrow of wrongdoing), and thus it's not really salvation. This is not to say that no one in the charismatic church can ever be born again, but the problem is that there is nothing about the blood of Christ, guilt, sin, repentance, the law, etc; there's nothing in what he wrote that testifies that he's born again, which lead me immediately to suspicion that something's not right.
I didn't say all this immediately because I wanted to go easy on him, and the reason for that is because of his experiences with Jehovah's Witnesses, which combined with the charismatic church, he's been through a whirlwind of false doctrine. I wanted to ease him into these conversations because I knew there would be a lot he would read here that would be offensive; namely, that I wasn't very convinced he's actually a Christian, but simply has a "belief in God," and that means he wouldn't be fellowshipping with the type of crowd he's looking for.
Of course, I can be wrong about his salvation, but I'm going to stick with the evidence, or rather, the lack thereof. People can say I'm making assumptions, but he's the one who said: "I try to be... very transparent in everything I say or do" -- and I believe he does, which is why I could tell very quickly there were some problems.
So no, Jeanne, when you said: "I'm going to guess that this is one of the things that put Chris on guard." -- that was not the case. I would appreciate it if you would stop doing that because that's not the first time I've had to correct you of indirectly putting words in my mouth. If you have something to say to David then YOU say it to him; don't put it on me.
I also disagree that he seemed prideful; he didn't get upset until you said that to him, and perhaps now everyone can see why I've said I avoid telling other people they are prideful. When we do that, it tends to blind us to to our own pride.
I put an edification vote on Masha's post because I thought her kind approach was even better than mine, and definitely a lot more humble.