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After reading such harsh responses on here to people seeking answers, I would like to know, do we pray for the hurting and mistake ridden people on here looking for loving biblical counsel? Do we pray before submitting replies, are they flesh or Spirit filled answers, seasoned with the love of Christ?

Moderator - I agree with you Bear. We have over 300,000 Facebook Fans with 20,000 interactions per day and rarely do we have ANY discord like here.

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Eloy finally said something that is partially true when he said:

"It is a misconception to think that all postings are from Christians on this website. ---Eloy on 9/19/11"

Yes, he is a good example of those he speaks of who diss others. He disses his brothers and sisters and call's them not saved. He make himself to be a god who is sinless. With the power to condemn others to hell for disagreeing with him.
---Mark_V. on 9/21/11

It is a misconception to think that all postings are from Christians on this website. ---Eloy on 9/19/11

The Sheep find him in spite of any you fear authority of.
None living,thief or robber can keep them away.

John 10:4
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

John 10:8
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
John 10:14
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10:1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
---Trav on 9/20/11

It is a misconception to think that all postings are from Christians on this website. Bacause besides us Christians, discerning from the many defiant and derogatory dissing words posted, clearly there are many unsaved antiChristians and antiChrists whom also post here.
---Eloy on 9/19/11

the true value of our words (righteous/wrong) are usually to those that we are not targeting.
---aka on 9/14/11

AMEN. Exactly as it was in Christ time!
Some hear, some see. Some ask, search,some knock, some believe.
Matthew 13:13
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Luke 16:31
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
---Trav on 9/18/11

the true value of our words (righteous/wrong) are usually to those that we are not targeting.
---aka on 9/14/11

Mike, " people 'seeking' answers. most of the ANSWER you find or read is judgement or condemnation of SIN." There's is that, but I prefer to focus on that which is life giving, rather then what is of the accuser, condemns, is of a critical spirit. What concerns me, knowing that the mod has said that a lot of people view these forums, is the lost and hurting that are in need of Jesus Christ. Much prayer is needed.
---chria on 9/14/11

people 'seeking' answers. most of the ANSWER you find or read is judgement or condemnation of SIN.

instead of receiveing a fish you are given a snake, a stone for a bread & the door is shut on your face.
---mike on 9/14/11

I don't always pray before I write my answer but I will pray when its finished before its sent,for God to lead me if there is anything I shouldn't have said please show me. He always does and I have deleted parts of my answer before I sent it. We need to always check ourselves to see if we answer with an understanding heart from love. Checking our motives will tell us if they are to start a fight or serve another in compassion with a true heart to help.
---Darlene_1 on 9/13/11

Smith Wigglesworth never prayed longer than 30 minutes but he never went 30 minutes without praying.

If we walk by the Spirit of God, then we won't carry out the desires of our flesh like giving our opinion on a blog rather than telling people what the word says.

Also, we are not all of the same Spirit. Not all believe in praying in the Spirit with groanings too deep for human understanding (Romans Chapter 9).

I think you can tell which folks here are Godly and study the Word and speak the truth in love. The others just give their opinion (I think they do anyway). Then there are some who are defending a Religion not a Relationship with Jesus and those people have religious spirits. I'd better go anonomous on this one.
---afraid_I_might_get_stoned on 9/13/11

Sometimes we apply scripture to issues on here like a math equation, feeling that we cant be wrong, After all it is from Gods word, The authority that empowers the words of Holy Writ often shine or blur according to the light residing in the person proclaiming Gods words. A man of God who is closer to God will often proclaim Gods word with a unseen power behind them that sticks in the hearts of men in a super natural way, while a man that still has his eye dimmed by pride and other sins may not speak the Truth of Scripture with Spiritual authority. The Scriptures are Truth no matter who proclaims it, but if say a crooked politician was to preach a sermon and a Christian spoke it to, power may come forth from one more than the other.
---Poppa_Bear on 9/13/11

The internet has created a new type of communication in the Evangelical world. Anonymity has seemed to change our attitudes about humility, patients and love. A person shares a problem online and we let the scriptures fly like grenades, a brother from Church shares with us, we show patients, compassion and understanding. We seek to explore the problem and seek Gods guidance through our replies, but on a message board, it is pull out the heavy artillery, Bibles, dictionaries and commentaries and lock and load.
---Poppa_Bear on 9/13/11

James_L: I understand your comment about Jesus, but we must also remember that Jesus was always right in His judgement.

I have little reason to think that most people HERE are the same.

Reading, I feel that too many of the 'judgements' posted here may well have excesses, or even be making a major mistake

In your comments about the Apostles, I can find only a few cases where an apostle named a particular person badly, though there are some.

But still, here, we have little evidence to make such judgement. Some, perhaps many, are correct, but when we read just a maximum of 125 words, our ability to judge many comments is limited
---Peter on 9/13/11

I am definitely for truth, obedience and solid theology,....
---Poppa_Bear on 9/12/11

Interesting thing about C.N. is truth. The truth come out of the persons head through the keyboards in the form of words.

The most fiery posts if you'll notice are so called preachers. Or wannabe teachers. Who cannot substansiate their doctrine with scripture.
Balaam is not a Lamb.

Scripture does the best rebuking.
Those that have no scripture witnesses for their teaching/preaching rail mighty loud.
Matthew 10:34
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Proverbs 27:5
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
---Trav on 9/13/11

Thanks for the thanks. Yes Jesus was fearless where he confronted, but if you notice, he preached sermons of truth and salvation bound in a firm but gentle manner of love. When He confronted with sharp words, it was mostly in dealing with hypocrisy. He doesnt deal out theological blows to the Rich young man, woman at the well, the woman in adultery either, but truth still stood in love. Most of His ministry was spent in healing and teaching about the Kingdom. Yet I agree with your words, just dont know your personal balance of them, I strive for love that is firm, true and gentle, the same way He has been with me.
---Poppa_Bear on 9/13/11

Popa-Bear don't you think that this post is good only for those who are willing to talk in integrity, i have some in mind that continually abuse the blogger instructions. and whilst someone tries to explain what's in his heart, other feel the need to abuse.
i for one have always pray,and try to appeal in every blog for peacefullness, you could not imagine how many times i rewrite the same blog before posting, trying not to offend by mere words. because of that i've become a stench to many, they say i'm not a real christian, and worse.
JamesL what you said might be true, but in every blog love needs to be primal.
---andy3996 on 9/13/11

But, I apologize for offending you, and ask your forgiveness.
---James_L on 9/12/11

No problem, and I give you my word I will try to do better.

The last thing I want to be responsible for is to cause a brother or sister to stumble.

I have made a life of shoring up the members of the Body of Christ and I intend on continuing to do so.

Thanks for the reality check.

---paul on 9/12/11

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Poppa Bear,

I get where you're coming from. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that Jesus is our example.

And He did not have a problem with getting verbally rough with those who opposed the truth.

He called them whitewashed tombs full of dead mens' bones, a brood of vipers, sons of hell, and told them they shut up the Kingdom so that those who are entering cannot go in.

The apostles followed that by naming some as antiChrists, false teachers, dogs returning to their vomit, etc

It seems nowadays that being a Christian means hugging everbody and blessing false doctrines, but Jesus thought otherwise.

But believers should stand in the face of a heretic and call him out, with no holds barred
---James_L on 9/12/11

I just wanted to stir up the pot of grace and love around here to help some of us put on the breaks a little and check the direction we are headed with some of our words and attitudes. I am definitely for truth, obedience and solid theology, but without that love which covers a multitude of sins I am like a broken piano with missing keys attempting to play Handels Messiah, it don't flow. I often ponder the words of Jesus, Stop judging by mere appearances and make a right judgment, and also Johns words The law came through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. Are we a reflection of Mount Sinai, or Calvary?
---Poppa_Bear on 9/12/11

aka, I am glad to hear that cnet has so blessed you. It has been a great blessing to me also. I too prefer this to fb, the level, or depth of exchange is far greater, despite the issues at hand.

Poppa Bear (great name), thanks for posting this. the subject has come up before, but bears repeating. We all ought to seek to do God's will here, and that would require prayer, being led of the Spirit, and seasoned with the love of Christ, just as you said.
---Chris9396 on 9/12/11


My question about who made you a pastor was not "because you don't see things my way"

I asked that because you build immense cases of doctrine based solely on English wording, capitalization and punctuation.

Have you ever asked a Spanish speaking person "How do you say '---' in Spanish?"

I was raised in a Spanish speaking community, and asked that a lot. Frequently, the person would say "There's not really a way to say that in Spanish"

That's my whole point with English. There are some things written in biblical languages that you just can't say right in English. So English fails the text sometimes.

But, I apologize for offending you, and ask your forgiveness.
---James_L on 9/12/11

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I pray that if I have unfairly accused someone, I might be forgiven.
---James_L on 9/12/11


I never intended to damage you or degrade you, some responces I gave were out of frustration/anger and for that I ask your forgivness.

Now I am going to follow Matt 18:15 as we should do.

You suggested that I am not fit to be a Pastor because I don't see things your way and in doing so you have went to far.

God has called me and you have no idea what kind of Pastor I am, all you know is that on this issue we disagree.

If you cant be Christian enough to make amends for this I will no longer acknowledge you.

I will continue to love and pray for you but you will be as a heathen Matt 18:17
---paul on 9/12/11

//Moderator - I agree with you Bear. We have over 300,000 Facebook Fans with 20,000 interactions per day and rarely do we have ANY discord like here.//

Again- you state this. I like this better because we share our hearts...right/wrong...good/bad.

facebook is another version of Sunday church...dress up and be at your best. a little doctrine will do ya'.

I sometimes wander about who is Christ to Cnet, but Cnet is heartbook. i sought answers here, and found more gold in 1.5 years than I ever did in church in 40+ years.

Facebook is just another slap in the face with the Book.
---aka on 9/12/11

I am as guilty as any I suppose and you are correct I answer alot of times before I pray about it.

Please pray that I will refrain from any attacks on my brethren.

---paul on 9/12/11

I do not pray before each post, but I do pray for those who I am involved in an exchange with.

I pray that if I have unfairly accused someone, I might be forgiven.

I pray that God will help (generally speaking) those who I have engaged with.

I pray that I may remain humble, and accountable to the Christian (and Christianet) community

I scarcely have prayed that someone might see things "my" way.

But, harshness comes from those who are invested. There might be 300,000 nominal Facebook fans, but 50 might study, and feel ready to give an answer? That's why no contention there. They don't know any better.
---James_L on 9/12/11

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