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Can't We All Walk In Love

Since when did 'blog' mean 'nasty argument'?

I see less and less point in clicking onto 'Christianet' these days. It is no longer a witness to those still searching for the truth. It seems like a playground for those seeking out an excuse to argue and find fault in each other's contributions.

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Nicole_Lacey on 11/1/16

Nice answer, I'm assuming to the blog question.

Rita, miss you...
considering debates, as common today (i.e. presidential) ought to be a means of communicating a defense for positions held, with facts, logical ideas. A good debate can bring clarity and truth to the forefront to be considered in a reasonable manner, without accusations made of the other.Truthful reasoning (full of truth) has the potential to change a mind.For the believer, that would be done in love.
---Chria9396 on 11/2/16


1 Peter 3:14-16

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed.

DO NOT FEAR their intimidation, do not be shaken.

But in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to ARTICULATE a defense to everyone who ASKS you to give the reason for the hope that you have.

But respond with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.
---Nicole_Lacey on 11/1/16


You should not stop posting.
---aservant on 10/30/16

Thank you for that.

As I mentioned before my long absence, I have been reading the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and I am seeing where our current western beliefs do not match up with what they believed then.

My views are not sharp enough to discuss yet, but it seems that we have taken a rabbit trail away from the understanding that the Apostles and the early Church Fathers had.

I will consider joining the discussions again. Thank you.
---Mark_Eaton on 11/1/16


The problem happens to be there is too many religions answering.
---Luke on 10/31/16


All the more reason for you to keep studying and posting. CN is a battlefield where the TRUTH must defeat the lies.

Does God provide Spiritual Armour for naught? Eph 6:11
---aservant on 10/31/16


I was asked at my church if I was still posting on CN and I said I had stopped because the people that were answering were getting very mad and calling names. Some really bad. I told the brother at my church that many did not sound like they were even saved. I never heard brothers and sisters ever speak or say what was been said on CN. I stopped posting for a long time. I had done it for years. I knew that some day I would not post anymore.
I really enjoyed it because I studied a lot to make sure I was answering correctly. The problem happens to be there is too many religions answering.
---Luke on 10/31/16




As a result, I have chosen to stay in the shadows and read but not post. ---Mark_Eaton on 9/28/16

You should not stop posting. God is the Supreme Judge of the universe. Jesus is our Advocate (defense attorney). God has a Court - Zec 3. There is to be a certain amount of conflict in the understanding of believers.

Pr 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Yet, the contending back and forth is like the pounding and shaping that happens when forming iron into a sword, only the sword you are shaping is Spiritual and made up of Words.

Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword . . .
---aservant on 10/30/16


Good points.

Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 10/30/16


//I have seen over and over in these blogs people telling each other that they are not Christians and they are lost, that they themselves are the only true Christians, that others were taught by man and not taught by God and the Holy Spirit, and that their viewpoint is correct and all others are wrong, and that only they are following the truth of the Bible.---Mark_Eaton on 10/28/16

Excellent point


//For this reason, CN is a battleground, not a parlor.---aservant on 10/28/16

Nicely said


//Sharing beliefs is a good thing, but beliefs not supported when Scripture has been rightly divided, must be abandoned.--aservant on 10/29/16

The problem is that supported Scripture are still DENIED by many on CN
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/29/16


Or are we just arguing to be right?
---Mark_Eaton on 10/28/16


Scripture is right, but it needs to be rightly divided. And it is most often validated by other Scripture.

Most folks in CN post as a way of socializing. Sharing beliefs is a good thing, but beliefs not supported when Scripture has been rightly divided, must be abandoned. And few want to abandon what they have learned, though now it has been shown to be in error.

Others here are sent by Satan to subvert seekers and students of God. These are always promoting the words of men and their organizations, and rarely honor Scripture, often offering meandering, lengthy
explanations which deter understanding.
---aservant on 10/29/16


1Tim 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all . . .
2Tim 4:2 Preach the word, be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

There are many here in CN who serve Satan with lies, half-truths, wrongly dividing the Word, leading seekers to doctrines of men, not to God's doctrines.

For this reason, CN is a battleground, not a parlor.
---aservant on 10/28/16




I have seen over and over in these blogs people telling each other that they are not Christians and they are lost, that they themselves are the only true Christians, that others were taught by man and not taught by God and the Holy Spirit, and that their viewpoint is correct and all others are wrong, and that only they are following the truth of the Bible.

Let me pose something to you all. St. Paul in 1 Cor. 13 says we see dimly, that we only know in part but will later know fully.

If you agree with St. Paul, do you accept that your viewpoint is being seen dimly? That your viewpoint may be wrong? That all of our viewpoints may be wrong? I certainly do.

Or are we just arguing to be right?
---Mark_Eaton on 10/28/16


Ever heard of the song: "Let There Be Peace On Earth" by Harry Connick, Jr.?

Let there be peace on earth And let it BEGIN with ME.

Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father. Brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me

Let this be the moment now.

With every step I take

Let this be my solemn vow.

To take each moment

And live each moment

With peace eternally.
---Nicole_Lacey on 10/23/16


If Jesus were on these blogs, he would certainly be called a "fool, idiot, sinner, heretic, reprobate, damned, etc."

Satan has had over two thousand years to infiltrate and divide christiandom up into over sixty thousand denominations each having their own rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible. Each member of a denominational "church" is taught by the people who took part in dividing christians with his own own rituals, traditions, ways of living and interpretations of the bible - and the sheep follow that person because it tickled their ears.

True christians don't follow man's religion, man's division, man's denomination.
---Steveng on 10/23/16


Amen. We should all be nice and loving like the Savior we follow.
---Samuelbb7 on 9/29/16


Rita_H:

You wrote: Debate causes friction, upset and even anger, all of which are not needed or wanted here.

Recent political debates regretfully aside, debates are SUPPOSED to be polite and civilized discussions, designed to arrive at true concensus, by presenting facts from multiple perspectives, and allowing others to judge their reasonableness.


Nicole_Lacey:

Josef, I 100% agree with everything you said. Well done.

It is perfectly fine to defend one's beliefs in a polite and rational manner. It crosses the line when one calls anyone who disagrees a fool, idiot, sinner, heretic, reprobate, damned, etc. just for his opinion (which some on here have regretfully done).
---StrongAxe on 9/29/16


To the best of my knowledge Christianet was always intended to be a 'blog' (a weblog) or place for discussions on the internet. It has a button for 'blogs' and each question is called a Blog question.

It was never meant to be divisive and was never called a place to debate. Debate causes friction, upset and even anger, all of which are not needed or wanted here. Debating and discussing are two different things and there are sites for those who wish to debate.but here WE are meant to DISCUSS, politely (and in Christian love).

---Rita_H on 9/29/16


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Josef, I 100% agree with everything you said. Well done.

Many on CN only believe you are nasty when you defend your own beliefs.

Oddly it is they who become nasty and mean spirited when on the attack on another's beliefs.

But if you defend yourself in a strong manner that's when they claim you are mean, nasty or even divisive. (Divisive on CN is an oxymoron because that is the purpose of these blogs)

Truly I believe StrongAxe when he said many possess more zeal than wisdom or compassion (Me included at times :D).

But I personally believe most on CN cares about each other and wants everyone to go to Heaven.

No one who blogs can have thin skin.

Thin skinned people burn the fastest in Hell.
---Nicole_Lacey on 9/29/16


There will always be those who cause divisions and upset peoples faith by teaching things contrary to what we may consider sound doctrine. Scripture suggest that we should stay away from them. For such people are not serving Christ, but rather their own personal interests, and look to argue. Yet, I would rather think that no one is here to purposely be argumentative or misleading, but rather to share what they honestly believe to be true. That may be naive on my part, yet it is what I chose to believe. Most are dogmatic concerning their beliefs, therefore arguments are bound to occur. However no one can justify being mean spirited, and the God of peace will soon crush Satan under foot, so I say share, and let it go, for no one is infallible.
---josef on 9/29/16


chria9396:

You wrote: it is so important to be teachable and correctable.

Yes, this is very true. God can be perfect and inerrant, but it is the height of arrogance for us to believe that we are.
---StrongAxe on 9/29/16


Strongaxe and Stepheng I apologise for confusing the two names. I am awaiting a cataract operation (which can only be done at the correct time) so, until that is done, I'm struggling somewhat and make quite a lot of mistakes.

I appreciate each answer that has been sent to this blog. It is good to see support here. Thanks again.
---Rita_H on 9/29/16


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Steven, true Christians endure till the end, The Lord sustains them. No true Christian falls away from the faith.



"They went out from us, but they were not of us, for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us, but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us" 1 John 2:19.
---Luke on 9/29/16


Thank you very much Mark. I will not be here as often as before.
---Rita_H on 9/28/16


Reading StrongAxes response...

it is so important to be teachable and correctable.

And truly, that is a work of God
---chria9396 on 9/28/16


I see less and less point in clicking onto 'Christianet' these days...
---Rita_H on 9/23/16

Hello Rita, you are expressing my sentiments also.

I came onto these blogs over 5 years ago looking for a "nice" place to discuss our faith and daily walk. I found division and argument.

While we at times have had great discussion with people I strongly disagree with (LDS, atheist, JW), most of the arguing has been between people who agree on most things except what is considered "non-essentials", stuff we should agree to disagree upon.

As a result, I have chosen to stay in the shadows and read but not post. To not add to the chaos and to avoid posting to people I have chosen to stay away from.
---Mark_Eaton on 9/28/16


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Rita_H:

You wrote: David, Chria and Strongaxe - thank you for your answers to my question.

Thanks for your appreciation, but it was Steveng who had replied to your question, not I. However, I would have to agree with his answer on this one.

One problem is that many people possess more zeal than wisdom or compassion. They believe their own agenda is so important (and because they think they're right, God "must be on their side"), so anyone who disagrees with them is disagreeing with God - and hence worthy of condemnation. They are unwilling to listen to any evidence, even from the Bible itself, that disagrees with them.
---StrongAxe on 9/28/16


David, Chria and Strongaxe - thank you for your answers to my question.
---Rita_H on 9/28/16


Rita, there is an evil spirit in the world today and he's got a tight grip on the world knowing that his time is short. Look what's happening in the news today. People are getting aggravated for every little thing whether it's the color of your skin or the way you fashion your hair or your interpretation of the bible. And it's going to get progressively worse as the weeks go by. It seems every week gets worse and worse. Christians, the denominational christians, may know the meaning of love, but rarely applies it. Love is evaporating from the face of the world and many will fall away from the faith. It is the evaporation of this love that will allow Satan to take over. Christians must endure unto the end.
---Steveng on 9/26/16


Rita
I see hate develop in some folks, for those with whom they may disagree. Satan uses Hate to close the heart and the mind. We must all try to remember in our debates, Satan is the foundation of this hate.

When someone attacks me, I try not to continue in a discussion with them, for it feeds their hate, much like pouring gasoline on a fire. And this allows Satan to gain a better footing in their life.
---David on 9/26/16


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Hi Rita,
Despite nasty arguments I believe there is still some true witness here. Your concerns are valid, and I recall moderators telling very many people utilize the blogs, even if they do not post.

I do wonder about how new people access cnet now, since the main page no longer has links to blogs, e cards and much more, but is rather dedicated to marketing.I initially came across cnet looking for e cards.
---chria9396 on 9/23/16


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