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Let's have a round of applause for David Fields. I will have to agree with him on this one point: "No one cares to post here anymore...No one feels comfortable with discussing a different viewpoint." That's as far as I'll go.Donnie, remember B saying "So that means no "duck commander" comments from Dave Fields?" This was in the Spirit thread.
If I recall, I only posted scripture and you refused to post it, as you have done so with many more of my posts. Several of them I might even understand why you didn't post (me speaking of the evils of this website). That particular post supported the fact that there is distinction between the Spirits. Jesus said that you could speak against Him but not the Holy Spirit.
The point being....actually too many points for you to even care about.
1-No one cares to post here anymore because (and this is the main point) there isn't a spirit of love here. There never has been. No one feels comfortable with discussing a different viewpoint.
2-You know that when Bill Crump speaks on my behalf for anything (per quote above) then you have wandered down a poor pitiful path.
3-Donnie, it isn't about what you and Ken believe to be right. Even with Ken's magical Greek tour of history and beautiful artwork, he still hasn't proven but one thing.....what he believes to be right. You three (yes you too William) have continually derided any dissenting opinions. Many of us study the Scriptures faithfully, but we still come up with varying opinions. This site has shown to be a farce because it only believes in its own hallowed opinion. You put down the catholics, the baptists, and gossip about the very congregation that you claim to be a part of. That isn't about love. Ken, you and Donnie can now get your mads on and slam me for my lovy dovy woes. I know what the the Word says.....without love, you are ???? You are what ????
4-You have to know this. Jesus knew when to stand up for what He knew to be right. He confronted the Jewish leaders time and time again. He also knew when to show love. Even with Judas, the betrayer of our King, did He lay into him and berate him time and time again? No. You believe that with this site, you can pull ALL the churches of Christ into your line of thinking. Wrong, because in the end, it will only be just that...your line of thinking. So many of us use the same standard, the Word of God, as you do, but for some reason, everyone is wrong that doesn't interpret the Scriptures the way you do.
5-Finally, there is Hope in Jesus Christ. If we all seek Him first, and His Ways, then we can find, not just Hope, but a Way through all of our selfish human desires.
Oh, and even if you never post this Donnie, or Ken, then that is ok, for you still saw it personally. That is enough for me.
From what I've gathered, most, but not all, of the posters seem to reside in the American South or in the Bible Belt. Donnie has sometimes referred to a significant Russian readership, yet if we can rely to some degree on IP addresses, no Russians or any people in any other foreign countries have posted anything here to my knowledge. And since foreigners are supposedly reading this board, they would know enough English to be able to post messages, if they so desired.What may be of interest is what geograpic areas the posters are from.
Geography has always been significant.
Are they rural or urban, from what state, cities.
Are they in the vicinity of the churches being discussed. . . .
[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]You mentioned "Russian readership." You also mentioned "Russians or any people in any other foreign countries" posting. [I was responding to your post, not Scripture's.]Don't you have enough sense to realize that Scripture wanted to know the geographic locations of POSTERS? Most POSTERS are from the American South. You have told us about the Russian readership, but as far as I can see, NO RUSSIAN READERS HAVE BECOME POSTERS.
Get a grip, Mr. Cruz.
[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Agree. There is too much work to do. There is also too much interruption from folks who hardly have anything substantive to contribute.[/color]this won't become another cuckoo's nest thread. There is too much work to do.
In order to be a responder/poster, you have to be a reader first.[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]You mentioned "Russian readership." You also mentioned "Russians or any people in any other foreign countries" posting. [I was responding to your post, not Scripture's.]
As popular as Faithsite was, how many RUSSIAN [OR OTHER INTERNATIONAL] READERS BECAME BECOME POSTERS? That was my point -- that one can only be a reader, not necessarily a poster.[/color]
Since this is a non-doctrinal thread, then there will be no interruptions in doctrinal discussions; they will take place in the appropriate DOCTRINAL threads.[color=#0000FF" size="3" face="times]Agree. There is too much work to do. There is also too much interruption from folks who hardly have anything substantive to contribute.[/color]