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It's appalling how some ChristiaNet posters are turning this site into a secular, unChrist-like gossip blog. How can ChristiaNet "Christian bloggers" reclaim this forum for Jesus?

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michael e,

very excellent point
---James_L on 6/2/11


//What would be a good definition of gossip?
---mima on 6/2/11//
Saying something on this blog about someone, that you wouldn't say face to face.
Paul could have talked about Peter behind his back, but he withstood him face to face.
---michael_e on 6/2/11


What would be a good definition of gossip?
---mima on 6/2/11


Thank you Leon, I responded as I did because of what I feel God is teaching me. There are many posts which I react to emotionally, both positively and negatively, but I feel I should not respond at all at times,or get into debates. I would rather answer with the Word, and let the Holy Spirit do what He will. He's teaching me, and I pray He teaches/reaches others too.
---Christina on 6/2/11


Good response Christina. Thx! :)
---Leon on 5/26/11




Leon, How can ChristiaNet "Christian bloggers" reclaim this forum for Jesus?

By praying about all of our responses and only posting what we are led to by the Holy Spirit.
---christina on 5/26/11


"Maybe some of these gossipers might get saved...Leon. Get busy trying to save somebody." Robyn, 5/20

Sorry I didn't answer back sooner. I've been very "busy" lately. :) "The harvest is ripe, but the labourers are few." (Mat. 9:37-38 ~ Lk. 10:2) Yes!!!

Complaining? No, just observing! :) Some of the habitual/serial gossipers here claim to be Christians (saved?). But, they're like the VeggieTales Rumor Weed! That ain't right (or holy), is it? :)

If "Christians" bloggers here really practiced living by the word of God, other bloggers might "choose for themselves" to get saved. (Mat. 5:16)
By the "Way", Only Jesus saves as many as believe on Him!
---Leon on 5/25/11


Take the bitter with the sweet and keep looking to Jesus. Maybe some of thes gossipers might get saved. Oh and another thing. Instead of complaining Leon. Get busy trying to save somebody. Busybodies are calling........The harvest is ripe and laborers are few. Be one of those laborers and do the work we as christians have been called to do.
---Robyn on 5/20/11


Sorry if the pain that some of the posters are going through is considered gossip to you. It's real to us, we don't have all the answers. After 30 years of fellowship, bible study, pot lucks, chuch services, charity work, children's study,etc with fellow Christians I thought that maybe it's MY TIME OF NEED. Maybe this is a good place to try to release some of my anger and disappointment in the church. Does it mean I will always be hurt and angry? I hope not. I will try to keep to myself from now on.
---cjmybad on 5/20/11


Christina and Leon,thank you both for the verses about Christ answering. I did read the one where he didn't answer at first but did later so I didmissed it as an actual nonanswer because of that. I will study them all and see what I learn,I love Bible research and study. I am always open to be taught and learn something new or have something I may have forgotten renewed to me. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 5/20/11




Leon: You stated "It's unfortunate you're so pooped out Poopsey! I pray your strength in the Lord!"

Good one! You just received the official funny bunny award. Congratulations! LOL
---poopsey on 5/20/11


Thx Mark! That's my exact point. I believe there are genuinely many hurting & sincerely God seeking people who blog here & desperately need loving Christian responses, & occasional direction to professional ministerial counseling help. Then there are persons who seize every opportunity to mock & make sport of Christianity by way of their frivilous questions, & anti-Christ responses. They're not at all interested in sound Bible reasoning & teaching. They only want to play stump (CONFUSE) the Christians. They're the ones who frequently blitz (bomb) the blogs with barrages of immoral garbage. In my opinion, such insincere questions shouldn't get a response from Christian bloggers. (Jas. 4:7 ~ Eph. 6:11)
---Leon on 5/19/11


I agree with Mark that some of these personal questions seem to have obvious answers, and so their presence here could be questioned.
But those to do with marital fidelity and marriage problems are from those with real problems, and deserve a Christian answer.

As for spanking ... it is clear there are many bible believin' Christians think the Bible condones bare-but spanking of teenagers, and it is right that they should hear the alternative view

As for 'I am a Christian and I want to beleive' this is a question I suspect which millions of Christians ask for they instinctively believe, but reason puts up difficulties against solid belief.

These questions should not be excluded because some of us have the answer.
---alan8566_of_UK on 5/19/11


Leon, I also see your point. I see so many blogs with some rediculous questions. I mean personal questions. Like, Married have committed adultery what should I do?, married and love someone else, should I leave my husband for not getting gifts?, can we spank our kids until they are 16?, I'm christian and want to believe, My husband snores too much what should I do, leave him?. These are just a few of those questions out there. I believe that many are not grown up in the word, but why bring those questions so that someone else can answer? How can they possibly know the whole truth of the problem? And how can they be Christian without believing? Many times when someone answers, they get mad because they were not sensitive.
---Mark_V. on 5/19/11


KD: Did I attacked you? Sorry you feel that way. Please forgive me for being so "naive". :) It certainly was naive of me to imagine you'd benefit from or even appreciate correction. What was I thinking?! :/

I agree Darlene (5/17). We shouldn't in our zeal blurt out (comment on) every thing we think. Rather, we should pray the Holy Spirit fills our hearts & word our mouths as to what we should say.

Regarding "Christ didn't answer", see Jesus when he stood before Pilate (Jn. 18:38) ~ see Jesus before Herod (Lk. 23:8-9) ~ see Jesus when he was severely beaten & later hung on the cross...

It's unfortunate you're so pooped out Poopsey! I pray your strength in the Lord!
---Leon on 5/18/11


I'd have to agree with KarenD on this one.

It would seem to me that there are some self-righteous professing Christians that will attack you like a pack of wolves if you dare to confront them on anything or disagree with them.

What I find the most disturbing is how some men and women on here respond to people who post blog questions who are obviously hurting. Instead of receiving compassion and understanding they receive condemnation and ridicule instead.

This place is not a very good advertisement for Christianity IMHO and some of the advertisements totally suck!
---poopsey on 5/18/11


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Leon...Which one is it? Does Jesus want us to attack other Christians as you did me or does he want us to ignore stupid comments?
---KarenD on 5/17/11


Darlene, "I searched for verses saying Christ didn't answer and can't find them. Instead this,Colossians 4:5,6 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace,seasoned with salt,that you may know how you ought to answer every man."

Great verse!

I believe Jesus did not answer one question (an accusation) when He was before Caiaphas. He did answer another however, interesting to compare. Matt 26:59-64, Mark 14: 55-62
---Christina on 5/17/11


Mark V thank you,I am pleased you found value in what I shared and agree. Leon thank you for your input and I am sure most Christians hate sin. I searched for verses saying Christ didn't answer and can't find them. Instead this,Colossians 4:5,6 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace,seasoned with salt,that you may know how you ought to answer every man. I take "every man" literally,and those without are the sinners. It tells us to redeem the time, have wisdom, speech with grace,and seasoned with salt which to me is being builtup by the Word of God and the Holyghost making us Spiritually ready, tempered,usuable,with zestly zeal for God's work with Spirit led answers.
---Darlene_1 on 5/17/11


Leon, I am with Darline on this topic. And also with Joseph. We can help many where we have experience in, or we can just ignore those blogs and not answer any of them.
What I find more troubling comes from those who claim they are Christian and while discussing matters of faith not personal matters, they slander you, throw satan at you, call you names and then act very righteous as if speaking for God. They are hypocrites pretending to be Christian mixing their hypocrisy with religious talk.
---Mark_V. on 5/17/11


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I do not find sinners words appalling, I look past their vanity and hope that they will become Christianed even as I am Christianed. We're in the last days people, and as the unregenerate have dissed Christ in the green tree, how much more we in the dry? Some of our seed will fall by the wayside and be taken away by the enemy, some will fall on stony ground and not be rooted, and some will fall among the thorns and be choked and not thrive, but some of our seed will fall upon good ground accepting ground and will prosper and bring forward much fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
---Eloy on 5/17/11


Like I said KD, I have a problem with arrogant people who claim to be Christian but their attitude & actions are anything but Christ-like. You, for instance, more than adequately make my point.

Darlene: Jesus didn't entertain every foolish question asked of him. He often ignored them. Remember, Jesus knew everyone's heart. We obviously don't. But, when foolish people open their mouths, all manner of vile & filthy confusion comes out of their heart. From that one can get a pretty good reading of their spiritual condition. Scripture tells us to turn away from such nonsense & not to even dignify it with a response. Yes, we should love & pray for the sinner (saved or otherwise). But, we should hate sin just like God does.
---Leon on 5/17/11


To those who are so against some questions which are posted on here and think they should never be on here think about this. Jesus ate with Publicans and sinners. He fed the 5000 people and didn't cull out all the sinners first. Jesus came to save the lost and hurting world,shouldn't we at least show hurting people the love of the Lord and try to win them to him by showing that love. We also can give the Bible verses which apply to the situation. Our attitude of love may be the only glimse of Christs love and way that they can see. Jesus said be ye holy as I am holy and his holiness showed in winning souls and praying for the sick. Its a hurting world and Christ is the only real help there is. Oh Lord make me a reflection of you.
---Darlene_1 on 5/16/11


Leon...I don't have a problem with the site making money. That's why they have this site. I do have a problem with naive people who come on this site and assume that everyone that is posting and the entire site is Christian.
---KarenD on 5/16/11


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Lord, thank you for claiming us despite this forum. There is little wheat compared to the many tares. Give your "claimants" the strength and fortitude not to be affected by the constant bullying of those who hold bad doctrine and the practitioners of lawlessness that claim you.
---aka on 5/16/11


Just as some worldly people go to public churches, so likewise sinners post on this public website. The carnal person does not want to hear the truth, so they diss us Christians thinking that that will cause their antiChrist and antiChristian position to be accepted. We must continue to share the uncompromised gospel of truth, even when sometimes this means that we must stand alone in the face of many dissers.
---Eloy on 5/16/11


I have been in a website with essentially no moderation. And I would say one of the most real Christian example people I read stayed there and related in love in a way I needed to correct me. So, "in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation" (Philippians 2:14) > "your labor is not in vain in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 15:58) If God has you here, there is bait to attract worldly people so you can give us what is good example (c: "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3)
---Bill_willa6989 on 5/16/11


KarenD: Unlike you, I don't have a problem with this site. However, I do have a problem with people who claim to be Christian but their attitude & actions are anything but Christ-like. Bottomline: It's not about the site conducting secular business to pay the bills. It's about doing what's right as individual Christians.
---Leon on 5/15/11


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Leon....Are you this naive? This site is for profit. If it were truly a Christian site, they ads would not be for all kinds of worldly things - like payday loans, etc.
---KarenD on 5/15/11


John you've been so kind to me,thank you again,I just want to share my view,from experience,of women talking when they hurt. I'm 72 and all my life from teen years on hurting women have talked to me openly. I found it is a form of easing their pain even when the person doesn't agree,it helps if they just listen. They hurt and try to get relief any way they can even if its not the best way. With age I think I gained a little wisdom and believe that talking to a lot of people about the hurt really makes it worse because it never gets a chance to heal,it keeps it alive. The best help is professional counselors while seeking God in prayer and staying in the Word of God..
---Darlene_1 on 5/15/11


leon,

God has shown me many things since I have been here. CN is a great way to hone fruit of the Spirit before turning my attention to the ral world.

Separating his people is not about isolation from the world, it is about behavior modification in this world.

I have made mistakes here, but i can see false doctrine and false christianity in myself and others much faster now as well as knowing scripture better.

the churches nowadays are set up to isolate. this is a great place to insulate.
---aka on 5/15/11


All through the New Testament, the words and actions of Jesus involved unChristlike people who were deliberately of unknowingly walking a wrong path. It would be good to "imitate Christ" and look at these blogs to see where words of help, without sneers or scolding, could be offered.
---Geraldine on 5/15/11


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By removing all these Self-indulging Squawking Hen Blogs about their Hubby and Boyfriends. Its not Dear Abbey or People Magazine.

We should not support Vainity and self centered secular blogs about Harlingquin Romances.

We should be supporting Christain women!
---John on 5/14/11


Cluny: Never mind! That's "forum", not "form". :)

Blogger9211: I agree with Joseph here. Indeed, the best way to deal with fruitless/senseless blogs is not to participate in them, period. Pertaining to blog subjects that cycle over n over, I wish CN had a search application wherein bloggers could enter key words on given subjects & get a plethora of data from previously submitted blogs as pertains to their queries.
---Leon on 5/14/11


Leon in a perfect loving world that wouldn't happen but for here with such a cross section of human feelings,thoughts,teaching,religion,etc it is just that way and has always been. We can only try to help by giving Bible verses to fit the situation and refuse to get involved in anything which is against the Bible's teaching. Of course if everyone would remember to do unto others as you want them to do unto you,it would be a kinder,gentler place to be. For all of us,I guess it comes down to this,Just zip your lip and don't let the bad stuff slip.
---Darlene_1 on 5/14/11


We need to keep in mind that ChristiaNet is a for-profit business. Anything done here is to attract patrons to the Mall. If they enforced their stated rules, almost on one here, including me, would be allowed to post. So it will be what it will be. :-)
---John.usa on 5/15/11


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gossip,yet another form of sin usually is motivated by pride,or jealousy,remember how much peter voiced against our lord visiting matthew the tax collector?why?tax collectors were just no good in the eyes of people then,and even now. today women talk about each other constantly.people also are very defensive,forgetting that all correction is to be done in love,what bothers me even more is false doctrine,but both will always be where people have discussions.
---tom2 on 5/15/11


"How can ChristiaNet "Christian bloggers" reclaim this forum for Jesus?"
By not participating in the gossip. A fire without fuel quickly burns out.
---joseph on 5/14/11


Leon, I dont think is so much the regular bloggers on Christianet as it is the people who submit foolish questions about personal relationships and family matters opening themselves in many cases to public ridicule. May be it can be resolve it 20 answers of 45 days. but it has to get 75 responses to get retired and someone restarts a 7 year old sob story again. the problem is long solved and no longer pertinent. I wish most Christianet blogs could have a 120 day time limit on them. Think any subject can be effectively covered in 120 days.
---Blogger9211 on 5/14/11


What do you mean by "reclaim this form for Jesus"? Has it ever belonged to Him to start with? Too many people reject sound doctrine when presented to them.

More than one person has observed that home prayer groups and Bible studies frequently degenerate into gossip fests.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 5/14/11


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