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Lack Of Respect For Others

As I read the various blogs, on various problems, I notice that in many instances RESPECT for persons as human beings, God's children, is not there. Aren't the trouble makers God's children, our brothers, and to be respected as such?

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(Malachi 3:1) You assume the messenger is Jesus Christ. But you are wrong. ...But you are wrong the messenger was John the Baptist.
---Mark_V. on 8/3/13

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: THIS IS JOHN THE BAPTIST


and the Lord, whom ye seek ( JESUS), shall suddenly come to his temple (JESUS' TEMPLE House of God not house of John) , even the messenger of the covenant ( JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE COVENANT), whom ye delight in (AGAIN JESUS):

There are two messengers here John and Jesus
---francis on 8/3/13


Aren't the trouble-makers God's children? NO! It's the wicked people who's making and causing so much trouble in this land and in this world.
---catherine on 8/3/13


MarkV, In one blog you seem offended that we suggest God knows the future (belittling him as a mere fortune-teller) and now you try to use the same idea here!

So God has foreknowledge! He knows things and people before they occur! Guess what that means? He is not limited by time... as we are!

For whom he did "foreknow" them he did also "predestinate" to be conformed to the image of his Son (Romans 8:29).

Man chooses his path (which God already knew about), God makes a plan to determine his pace (Proverbs 16:9).

God has a predestined plan for everyone's life depending on which PATH they take.

That is the God of scripture.
---LindaH on 8/3/13


It has become clear that there is no God in this blog anymore. You all shame and defile the name of Jesus Christ, arguing about trivial, non-important things and attacking others. You claim superiority and say you don't judge or attack others, but rub your nose at the with every sentence. This is not Christian in any likeness. This blog was created to re-introduce respect for our fellow Christians but has turned into an endless, mindless debate over who is more learned. You struggle and fight to prove yourselves mighty before men spit in the face of all we are called to be. I'm leaving this blog to go and serve my God. I advise all others to do the same.
---A_servant on 8/3/13


" (Eph. 1:3,4). To God we already existed.
---Mark_V. on 8/3/13

The CHURCH was chosen IN HIM, to be presented without spot or wrinkle, predestined to be conformed to His Image.

God pre destined, that is decided beforehand that the CHURCH, the body of Christ, which began at Pentecost would be given a position high above even the angels, sons of God...Holy and Blameless before Him in love. However anyone/ all saved during this CHURCH AGE is given that promise.

Our end result was predestined. In the Church age, not before, WE come to that predetermined place by being CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST. This IS the Gospel according to HE MYSTERY that was hidden...CHRIST IN YOU, the hope of GLORY.
---kathr4453 on 8/3/13




Nana, great scriptures. God even gave Cain a second chance to repent and do what was right.

For God SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, to die on a cross for the sin of ALL MANKIND, that WHOSOEVER believes in Him will NOT PERISH but have eternal life,


It's all right there MarkV. Your twisting of that verse started YOUR doctrine of God hating. Since YOU say WORLD means Elect Only.

Oh and PLEASE don't come back with Romans 9. Jacob I loved, Esau I hated....to try to prove something. The only thing it will prove is how YOU twist God's Love.
---kathr4453 on 8/3/13


Linda, why do you not respect who God is and respect His Word? Sometimes you sound like Kathr, and Marc. Only looking for an argument. You now say,
"So I guess that means you believe we existed before the foundation of the world???"
We existed to God. Now hear the Word of God,
"Bless be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, "just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love" (Eph. 1:3,4). To God we already existed.
---Mark_V. on 8/3/13


Genesis 18...Abraham Intercedes for Those in S-G. 6 times he pleads with God. I have always wondered, what if Abraham didn't stop at 10? What's important is, that God gave CHRISTIANS a heart of compassion for the Lost, and Abraham proves that point. And that God listened to Abraham, and knew Abraham's heart and did not cut Abraham to the quick by saying.... "Sorry Abraham, but I have reserved these for Hell, they are Not the elect I chose before the foundation of the world, bla bla bla....

God truly does not delight in the destruction of the wicked.

We are called to WARN THE WICKED......but you have to love them first to warn them. Hate just smirks and thinks/says..." Your day will come"...
---kathr4453 on 8/3/13


Do you call murder and slaughter an act of love?
---Mark_V. on 8/2/13

Markv, did you just call God a murderer? WOW.

Satan is the murderer Markv.....and has been from the beginning.

Repent Markv. You blaspheme God with your ignorance.
---kathr4453 on 8/3/13


francis, I do not have enough time to answer all your passages. (Malachi 3:1) You assume the messenger is Jesus Christ. But you are wrong. The messenger in those passages is John the Baptist. If you had read (Matt. 11:9,10) The same quotes are found in both passages and the messenger is John the Baptist.
"Behold I send My messenger before Your face who will prepare Your way before You" (v.10).

You had said concerning (Malachi 3:1) that an Angel does not mean created being it means messenger of God ( the father) whcih jesus is, even if he is God" But you are wrong the messenger was John the Baptist.
---Mark_V. on 8/3/13




kathr4453, Absolutely!

Christianity started simply with, " Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
We hear of God's chatisement of those he love, "My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him"
Here Jesus did likewise:
Matthew 11:20 "Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:"
Also Jesus treated his close ones of the twelve likewise:
Mark 16:14 "Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen."
---Nana on 8/2/13


Here is why some people never understand what the Scriptures teach. Of all of the verses one person posted none of them says that Jesus is an archangel.

"i was not always a SDA, i had to confess to God, and reform"
francis
1. I'll bet that makes the SDAs happy
2. OK you confessed so when are you going reform?
---Elder on 8/2/13


Markv, I have displayed no hate here. I just disagree with you. God gave those nations 400 before going in. God warned through Noah also, those who died.

In the end, now that all have been warned to repent in order to escape the Wrath of God that is to come is not an act of hate Markv, but love.

It's up to man to head that warning. It always has been. God even warned Nineveh of their distruction, but they
did repent, and God did not destroy them...again LOVE.
---kathr4453 on 8/2/13


What most people know that angel does not mean created being, angel means messenger, and Jesus is often times referred to as an angel or teh angel fo God/ the Lord.


Acts 7:38 This is he ( Moses), that was in the church in the wilderness with THE ANGEL which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers:

SO LET SEE OT REFERENCES

Leviticus 7:38 the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai..

one NT verse says the ANGEL SPOKE with him, the OT verse says THE LORD
---francis on 8/2/13


Kathr, if you read the Bible, instead of showing all that hate you would know the Truth. He ordered the slaughter of other nations to preserve Israel. Did God show the same love for them when He ordered the slaughter of women and babies? No, He didn't. Do you call murder and slaughter an act of love? If He love everyone the same every person would be saved, it was God who put the curse on mankind. People are born in Africa without the Bible or knowledge of Christ and die in their sins, while others are born in godly homes with the Bible. When the Spirit told the disciples not go to the Gentiles, millions died in their sins without the gospel. Did He love them the same? Some were saved an others never got the chance. Read the Bible.
---Mark_V. on 8/2/13


"A person does not become elected through time, he is chosen by God before the foundation of the world to be save"---MarkV

So I guess that means you believe we existed before the foundation of the world???
Reincarnation?
Mark?
---LindaH on 8/2/13


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lets use the bible

Genesis 31:11 And the angel of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I. And he said,
Genesis 31:13 I am the God of Bethel,

So we know that the Angel of God is God ( Jesus)

here is the big issue: Most people know that they are dead wrong on who Michael is, they know they are dead wrong on which day the sabbath is, but to admit they are wrong woudl hurt their pride.

i was not always a SDA, i had to confess to God, and reform
---francis on 8/2/13


Well the topic is about respect. I would like to see more respect of others everywhere.
---Samuelbb7 on 8/2/13


Lets use a dictionary:
Angel: a messenger, especially of God

Malachi 3:1 and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Angel does not mean created being it means messenger of God ( the father) whcih jesus is, even if he is God

Galatians 4:14 but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

See Rev 1:1
message comes from the Father to Jesus Christ - the messenger of the Father, then to a created angel, then to John

Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him,.. and he sent and signified it by HIS ANGEL unto his servant John:
---francis on 8/2/13


MarkV and Jed, your reasoning is nonsense. There are not different degrees of LOVE with God. You bring Him down to your level.

GOD IS LOVE and loves the whole world, even the LOST, even SINNERS period!


If you say there are different degrees of God's LOVE for people prove it through scripture. Does scripture say God LIKES the Lost? Kinda loves the Lost but not the same way as the saved?

Put your scripture where your mouth is.

Again Markv you play mind games with WORDS. It's called DOUBLE TALK!
---kathr4453 on 8/2/13


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Kathr, when you speak, all hell comes out, no matter who you are talking to. What's worse, you keep going on and on. You say I said, God hate others, but it is you who has hate. You say,
"YOU use Jacob I love Esau I hated for your definition of elect." Yes, for the definition of the elect one, but never to show God hates others. A person does not become elected through time, he is chosen by God before the foundation of the world to be save. We elect a president so that he can become president. You make up a whole lot of stuff with your hate, always claiming they say what they don't say, or just hate remarks, you are in bondage to sin. God hates no one. He just doesn't love everyone the same.
---Mark_V. on 8/2/13



MarkV and Christan BOTH have used that verse in Malachi to try to prove God hates some and loves others. Sorry, Jed, but Kathr is not making things up here.

---LindaH on 8/1/13


LindaH, I fully admitted that he has said this. But he has NEVER said that the loved and unloved are the elect and non-elect. It was that statement that I called Kathr out on because MarkV has NEVER said that on here and has NEVER used that verse to say that.

Kathr, stop trying to convince me about predestination. I already said that I don't believe in it. I was not defending MarkV for his beliefs and I was not arguing with you about it. It the fact that you lied about what he said in order to try to win the argument.
---Jed on 8/2/13


"you will never find archangels in the bible, there is only ONE... see why Jesus is the arch angel"
francis

Archangels are never spoke of in the Old Testament. But, because there is one spoke of in the New Testament he would have had to exist then also.
In the New Testament there are only two references about the archangel.
1. Jude 9. This reference names Michael as the archangel.
2. I Thess 4:16. This still appears to be Michael.
Michael is seen fighting in Rev 12:7.
This appears to be the position of a leader rather than a type. It indicates one who takes a lead in or provides a first occasion of something.
Remember that Jesus/God created angels. Michael is a created being Jesus is not.
---Elder on 8/2/13


Also, I never claimed that MarkV hasn't used the Jacob and Esau verse on here before. I know full well that he has, but not in reference to the elect and the non-elect as you falsely claimed.///Jed


So, does he use that verse in reference to Israel the NATION alone, as servants of God?

Of coarse not Jed. Where have you been Jed. Every time they want to prove election THAT is the verse they pull out.

Let Markv tell us what he and Christan mean when they use that verse. No one asked YOU what someone else means. Unless YOU can QUOTE MarkV's definition, your interpretation means NOTHING TO ME.

I don't care what YOU think he means. You can't even tell me what God means on any given day!
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


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Oh Jed here is another to add...John 3:16... For Go so loved the world....their definition of "world "again, is the elect only. Did you miss that conversation too?

So Markv, I will ask you point blank, does God LOVE the whole world, "world" as in all mankind, sinners, and saved? If you say that means the elect only, how then does God feel about the non- elect? Does He or does He not LOVE the lost? Again, is's either Love or Hate...one or the other.

Jed, let Markv answer, and learn to listen for a change.

Jed, I have no interest in conversing with you. I don't respect the way you blog.
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


"Also, I never claimed that MarkV hasn't used the Jacob and Esau verse on here before. I know full well that he has, but not in reference to the elect and the non-elect as you falsely claimed.
---Jed on 8/1/13"


MarkV and Christan BOTH have used that verse in Malachi to try to prove God hates some and loves others. Sorry, Jed, but Kathr is not making things up here.
---LindaH on 8/1/13


And furthermore Jed, when Markv and Christan also TWIST the verse, "we Love Him because He first loved us," stating this is to the elect ONLY, put together with the Jacob / Esau verse, with other twisted around verses, YES, this is what they have said over and over...that God ONLY LOVES the Elect.

God either LOVES or HATES...no In-between , since with God Love and hate are not emotions humans feel.

If I didn't know better, I would say you are LeeJ using Jed's name.

You see Jed, one can discuss without being nasty about it. My feelings about your hateful posts to others did not muddy up what is perfectly clear to others here, but you.
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


Again, Kathr, you are still lying about what MarkV has said. I have been in some pretty strong debates with MarkV about the whole predestination thing, but I have NEVER seen MarkV claim that God only loves the elect and hates the non-elect. You shouldn't put words in MarkV's mouth that he did not say just because you have heard other Calvanists say them. That is still lying about MarkV. And your untruthful accusations of MarkV make me skeptical that you have ever heard anyone say that.

Also, I never claimed that MarkV hasn't used the Jacob and Esau verse on here before. I know full well that he has, but not in reference to the elect and the non-elect as you falsely claimed.
---Jed on 8/1/13


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Definition of DESTINATION..
Main Entry: destination & #8194,[des-tuh-ney-shuhn] Show IPA
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: goal, place one wants to go
Synonyms: aim, ambition, design, end, harbor, haven, intention, journey's end, landing-place, object, objective, purpose, resting-place, station, stop, target, terminal, terminus
Antonyms: beginning, source, start


So destination means the end result.

So God planned beforehand (PRE) that in the end, we His Body, the Church would be conformed to His Image...the end result of our salvation..
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


Pre-destination

"Rom 8:21-30 " For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called, whom He called, these He also justified, and whom He justified, these He also glorified."

Faith:

John 5:24

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.

God's ways are not our own, so we can't understand it, but the Bible says there's both, so there's both. Accept it by faith and move on with your lives, go serve God instead of quabbling about useless things.
---A_servant on 8/1/13


Well Jed, I disagree with you here. Lets see if others have come to the same conclusion . Markv and Christan constantly use this verse. You said I am wrong, but you didn't say exactly how Markv and Christan interpret the Esau part. That verse does not even belong to this age of GRACE anyway. It's about two NATIONS, and it has nothing to do with salvation in the first place. Yet they continually use this to prove God picks and chooses who He wants to save.

So again Jed, I disagree here with you. I know not only Markv but Calvinists use this verse to say God loves His Elect and hates the others.

Where have you been all these years. This has been discussed thousands of times here with them, not only by me but others.
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13



YOU use Jacob I love Esau I hated for your definition of elect... You use that to prove God hates your definition of the non elect. NOW you want to claim you are embarrassed by what you have said over and over. Talk about a double minded man!
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


No he didn't! YOU twisted that! He never compared the non-elect to Esau. He brought up the verse about Jacob and Esau because of YOUR suggestion that God loves everyone equally. He never said God hates the non-elect or that the non-elect are Esau. YOU are the one who keeps saying that. I do not agree with MarkV about the elect and non-elect, but that is no reason for you to lie about him. This is a real nasty habit you have.
---Jed on 8/1/13


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Kathr, get it right. No one here has said that God loves some and hates the others.
---Mark_V. on 8/1/13

I know I am one of the elect MarkV, but the Elect are all those saved IN CHRIST, therefore anyone who receives Jesus Christ becomes one of God's Elect during this age of GRACE.

YOU use Jacob I love Esau I hated for your definition of elect. WRONG. So I do believe I got your false teaching correct. You use that to prove God hates your definition of the non elect. NOW you want to claim you are embarrassed by what you have said over and over. Talk about a double minded man!
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


---Mark_V. on 7/31/13
you will never find archangels in the bible, there is only ONE

i noticed that someone has to look up " free will" for you in the dictionary

maybe you should do the same for arch angel, see why Jesus is the arch angel

arch- or archi-

1. chief, principal, of highest rank: archangel
2. eminent above all others of the same kind,

Malachi 3:1 and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the MESSENGER of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
---francis on 8/1/13


Kathr, get it right. No one here has said that God loves some and hates the others. Only you and one other person. You make up things to accuse others when it is you who does not understand. If you are saved, of which I doubt, you would know you are one of the elect. But you don't know. We are told,
"Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble" (2 Peter 1:10). You stumble because you do not belief that you are one of the elect.
The elect are those chosen before the foundation of the world. The others were not chosen. God never said He hated them. He just didn't choose them.
---Mark_V. on 8/1/13


People who believe in God can only behave in the likeness of which they perceive God.

One false notion of God started all the sin of the world into motion.


---Pharisee on 7/30/13

Great insight. And it is seen even here through those who believe God only loves certain people and hates others. They really do manifest the attitude of their god. Yet we see Jesus, at the cross say, FORGIVE them for they know not what they do.
---kathr4453 on 8/1/13


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francis, Jesus Christ is God, Creator of all things including archangels.
---Mark_V. on 7/31/13


---Mark_V. on 7/31/13
Matthew 24:31 he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Zechariah 9:14 the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, .. And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they [shall be as] the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up,...and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

i too have a son, so I wish you the best with yours.
---francis on 7/31/13


francis, apology accepted. I am taking your word. Since you apologized, I have stopped calling you a heretic. Even though what you teach is heretical concerning Jesus Christ, I will not use that name before your name. I haven't used it lately. I also apologize to you and everyone.
---Mark_V. on 7/31/13


Jed,
I hope you know I was judging your statement and not you. If you took any offense, I apologize, I did not mean to seem as if I thought such of you.
---A_servant on 7/30/13


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People who believe in God can only behave in the likeness of which they perceive God.

One false notion of God started all the sin of the world into motion.

A wrong view of God is more dangerous than even the denial of his existence, at least the name of God is not blasphemed as a result of what atheists say and do.

Therefore the false teacher receives greater condemnation for entering into the sin of Satan's temptation in the garden of Eden. We who presume to speak for him should greatly fear him and will if we have beheld him properly. (In the manner of which he has chosen to reveal himself)
---Pharisee on 7/30/13


Yes, I was being sarcastic. It's just very comical seeing folks on this thread acting like all holy and complaining about disrespectful people, when the very same people are simultaneously posting very rude comments on other threads. Truth is, I think we have all been guilty of rudeness on these blogs at some point or another, from name-calling, to accusing people of being un-saved, to calling people children of Satan, to the classic "YOU don't actually think YOU do, do you?" nonsense.
---Jed on 7/30/13


Is this turning into a fish fry?

Jed I think he just making a sarcasm, he nice guy in my opinion.
I don't have nothing bad to say about no one..families always have conflicts, as long as the christian love we got to encourage one another. "I like to build up a house not tear it down," smiles...love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/27/13


"...You can attract more bees..."---michael_e on 7/27/13

Flies Michael, flies! :)

Ha-ha-ha, what a "joker" that Jed is. What a guy, cracks me up!
---Leon on 7/27/13


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As the saying goes, You can attract more bees with honey than vinegar. So, those who ministered to us did so in an extremely loving manner. They followed the instruction Paul gave to Timothy: The servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves (II Tim. 2:24-25).
---michael_e on 7/27/13


I'm guessing Jed is being sarcastic. It's a bit interesting, because I have observed his use of belittling name calling in political discussions with people he doesn't agree with.
---Grandma on 7/27/13


An old saying is, If you don't have something good to say about a person,don't say anything at all. We would all do well to practice that. Anger under control is much much more likely to be heard than ranting,raving,and calling names. The Bible says a kind word turns away wrath.
---Darlene_1 on 7/27/13


People, I think Jed was trying to be funny (though, I do have to wonder sometimes)....
---NurseRobert on 7/27/13


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I am so tired of the stupid disrespectful people on these blogs. I feel like I'm the only one here who has the decency to show some common courtesy. I simply can't believe the way some of you morons talk to each other. It's really freakin' disgusting! Idiots.
-Jed

That's some powerful Chrisitan decency/courtesy. Everything you just said is hypocrisy and not befitting of a Christian. Jesus calls us to stand against the powers of this world, the ideas behind the men, not to attack the men themselves. He calls us to love them and rebuke their stances in love. What they do, not who they are. No matter how you try to sew it up, calling yourself courteous and calling others idiots is not courteous. It's wrong, sorry.
---A_servant on 7/26/13


Jed, you need a dose of Luke 21:19 where Jesus says, "In patience possess ye your souls."
---Geraldine on 7/26/13


Geraldine, I believe we must separate the person from their beliefs. We should endeavour to respect the person and refrain from ad hominem (attack the man) comments. However as Scripture shows us (e.g. Matthew 23:13-33) Jesus held only contempt for the teachers of the law and the Pharisees. His language aimed at them was harsh and obviously offensive to them. He showed intense contempt for these "hypocrites, blind guides, whitewashed tombs...", those who perverted worship of God. And He would eventually consign them to hell.

I believe He is telling us Truth is more important than peoples sensibilities.
---Warwick on 7/26/13


ot oh jed, you just did it. I agree it is disgusting. people here like to debate but name calling should never enter a debate. we all have different ways we "rightly divide" we all think we are right. I know scripture has one many but many applications. that is how God meant it to be.
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"I am so tired of the stupid disrespectful people on these blogs. I feel like I'm the only one here who has the decency to show some common courtesy. I simply can't believe the way some of you morons talk to each other. It's really freakin' disgusting! Idiots."
Jed
Boy, is there anyone here who can say this is not respectful and decent to others who post here? Doesn't the common courtesy bit just overwhelm ya?
I noticed the writer signed his name Idiots and then Jed.
So what do ya want us to call ya guy? Just trying to be respectful, Bud
Maybe we can learn from your post how to talk to each other, ugh... given a little time.
---Elder on 7/26/13


I am so tired of the stupid disrespectful people on these blogs. I feel like I'm the only one here who has the decency to show some common courtesy. I simply can't believe the way some of you morons talk to each other. It's really freakin' disgusting! Idiots.
---Jed on 7/26/13


To Sis.Geraldine, again I thankyou for put this blogg. It is good, we all should love & respect one another. I believe we magnify christian love & obedience to the Father Almighty when we respect one another ,I believe we can disagree but, it should not escalate to bad & evil words, people disagree( in general) but we just keep our minds FOCUS remember there are unsaved folks! Reading & watching... love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/26/13


Clearly, it is very prevalent that even Christians tend to build themselves up by putting others down. But "Judge not, lest ye be judged" is still a truth.
---Geraldine on 7/26/13


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I am often guilty of calling mark_V an idiot

So let me just take this moment to apologize to Mark_V. I will hence forth cease and desist from addressing you as " idiot."

Any to anyone whom I may have offended , You have my sincere apologies
---francis on 7/26/13


A servant, everyone has a name given to them, and they answer with that name. When someone does not like you, they stop using that name and begin using other names to argue with you or call you names. This way the name they normally use is not used. They hide who they are and make it look like a lot of people are against you. That is all I meant.
As for you, you can use any name you want. It makes no difference to me. Everyone is welcome to use any name they want. The group I am talking about is a group of people who always complain, call you names, and tell others things you never said, most are those who belief in free will. Of course there is a group of those, and it is a big group, anyone with an ear to hear know who they are.
---Mark_V. on 7/26/13


I believe we show the most respect in these blogs when we concentrate comments on positive posts that we agree with. However, DISrespect for God should never lack response. Sacred is sacred.
---Geraldine on 7/25/13


markv, I tried to find where you told me I needed to be saved. I know without a shadow of doubt I am a child of God. God knows and I know. I have never complained about nothing. I'm not a complainer. I will defend my faith, God, country and family. how bout us just calling a truce. you don't believe the same as me and I don't believe the same as you. I think you are a fine Christian man but we just don't agree. God bless
---shira4368 on 7/25/13


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markv, I really don't want to get personal with anyone. don't put me in a category. I won't fit. I am a square and the world is a round hole and we don't fit. I think outside the box. markv, I have never called you a name and I have never said you were not saved. to the contrary I believe you are a child of God.
---shira4368 on 7/25/13


This way I can place you with the group who only complain, and accuse others by calling them names, and using other names on the post so people will not know who they really are. They call it christian wisdom.
-Mark

Ah, we're placed in a group for not revealing our names? Interesting. Pray tell, what fault have I accrued for not choosing to give any of you cause to judge me based on name, age, skin, sex, or any other bias you may choose to ground me on? My stance is from Christian wisdom, I do not reveal my name or personal attributes so as not to cause a brother/sister to stumble. I am a servant, not capitalized, lower than dung but still redeemed, that is all anyone needs to know.
---A_servant on 7/25/13


Shira, now you are complaining even more, even to accuse me of saying you were not saved. I don't know your heart Shira, only God does. I have mentioned that before many times. I only answer to what you put down. If you claim you follow another Jesus, my answer is that you must not be saved. If I quote a passage that says "you" it does not mean you personally but the person Scripture is speaking about.
So please get it straight.
If you are looking to get personal with me, let me know. This way I can place you with the group who only complain, and accuse others by calling them names, and using other names on the post so people will not know who they really are. They call it christian wisdom.
---Mark_V. on 7/25/13


wow markv, you have called some names here. don't play innocent here, everyone knows. you have even told me I wasn't saved. who are you to tell anyone they aren't saved? you can't know anyones heart especially since you don't know your own heart. did you not state that no one will know who the elect is until judgement day?
---shira4368 on 7/24/13


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Hello,Sis.Geraldine, that is so beautifull, your comment here, hard to go back in & retrieve it, but, just to let you know that you wrote really touch my heart.You are really Special! Thankyou!

Heb.13:1 keep loving each other as brothers. Love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/24/13


Many helpful comments about the respect question! Let me toss in a related thought. Could the cause of much of the disrespectful language and actions be that these Christians have not discovered the individual special gift God gives each of his children. Using holy gifts makes for sweetness and respect.
---Geraldine on 7/24/13


Geraldine, you are so right about the arguing. I have attended three big churches and a small one, been to three concerts and everyone is so loving. All love to talk about the Bible and what God reveals to us through His Word. And I never heard such things said to another brother or sister as is said here many times. I find that most of those who believe in free will, get really personal, call you names, harass you on different blogs, sometimes using other names so no one knows who they really are. They many times throw the devil and demons at you. The more you give them God and His Word, the more they get angry at you. Some who follow the law and believe in another Jesus call you an idiot for telling them about the real Jesus of the Bible.
---Mark_V. on 7/24/13


"...[We're] to reprimand if so called in Christ...in love. God calls us to love people even if we cannot respect what they say."
---A_servant on 7/24/13


A_s: True! But, I also think the most scathing rebuke in the entire Bible is when Jesus said, "Get behind me Satan" to Peter after he had the audacity to try & correct Jesus. Yet, it's quite apparent Jesus loved Peter.

Some CN bloggers are clearly full of the devil & need to be dealt with as Jesus did with Peter. Error should be called out swiftly before it can spread its evil influences. Standing for Christ isn't for the faint of heart (namby pamby).

Please, let's not confuse respecter of persons with Godly RESPECT: tough love. :)
---Leon on 7/24/13


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Very true Francis. The Bible clearly shows instances of righteous indignation against open (habitual) sin in the lives of people. So too, should believer in Jesus Christ be righteously indignant when faced with the blatant sins of others in the faith.

Some believers take a namby pamby approach to dealing with sin. But, clearly some folk need a very loud wake up call less they wind up in hell.

In Christianity, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful, e.g., when Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple. (Matthew 21:12-13).
---Leon on 7/24/13


Sometimes when you read the bible it seems that way also
-Francis

This is when Jesus or the apostles are justified in rebuking people, this is not what has been on this blog and you know that. Very few reprimands have been made in love, the rest have been insults, labeling people as swine eaters, idiots, blasphemers, bi-polars, the list goes on. This is not rebuking, this is disdain, not love. We are to reprimand if so called in Christ, but to do so in love. God calls us to love people even if we cannot respect what they say.
---A_servant on 7/24/13


Sometimes when you read the bible it seems that way also

Matthew 23:33 [Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

2 Timothy 2:17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus,
---francis on 7/24/13


Hello,Sis.Geraldine, I appreciate you & everyone, I am not perfect either, I am always one never too, good to ask please forgive me/ or nothing can make me better than if someone gives me a pointer or correction in a polite manner, I am glad to correct it .My english ha! gets me tied up..but, my point is I do love to be on here, I believe a few times yes, I try to correct & I post a thanks- to that person but it didn't go.I appreciate that person critique. It help me to realize a valid point. We are all different nationalities, customs language, we do err but, feel free if I am do such. I am not too proud ask forgive me, all! thankyou CNT. God bless all! Love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/23/13


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We are all here from choice and, if we are having a bad day, it might be best to not participate on those occasions.---Rita_H on 7/23/13//
Well said Rita, I see people calling others heretics, idiots and bi-polar, just to name a few. These things ought not be.
---michael_e on 7/23/13


I find Christianet quite a sad place to be on occasions. I imagine that anyone using this site for the first time will expect something very different from the things (words) that get thrown at them. Lack of respect is one problem as is the choice of vocabulary used by some.

However much we think we know another person here, we don't know them at all really. Answers should be honest, to the point and respectful or not given at all.

We are all here from choice and, if we are having a bad day, it might be best to not participate on those occasions.
---Rita_H on 7/23/13


Geraldine, You have a good point. We are to be at peace with all men, as much as is possible with each one of us.

It gets too easy, at times, to lose that peace, when dealing with opposing "view-points".

May I, and us all, endeavour, from this point forward, to be at peace, for the sake of the LORD.
---Gordon on 7/23/13


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