What does this mean???

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  1. D28guy

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    I was perusing around on some old threads and came across this statement from someone...

    "...the last purge"??

    I'm not trying to start anything, I'm really not. But I'm just curious as to what this means. I hadnt really been paying attention until now, but after reading this I realised that there dont seem to be any Evangelical-Catholic threads going on right now.

    Can someone tell me what is going on with Evangelical-Catholic debates?

    If you would rather please feel free to send me a personal message rather than post about it.

    As I said, I'm trying to start anything [​IMG] ...just curious.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Dan Todd

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    Mike, this post by Dr. Bob should answer your question:

     
  3. Dan Stiles

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    ... and it's apropriate to note that there are still some of us non-Baptists left on the board (both the "former-Baptist" and "never-been-Baptist" varieties).
     
  4. D28guy

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    Hmmm.

    Well, thats unfortunate. Although I have some strong opinions about catholicism, I still think its good for Evangelicals and Catholics to interact with each other. And it apears that maybe the behavior of a few that were banned have run off all, or most of, the catholics.

    Hopefully some of the ones who did not proselytize will come back.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
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    Yes, it is truly unfortunate. :(

    In Christ,
    Neal
     
  6. Jude

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    I disagree with the policy and decision to bann the RC's. If you defend your position, you ARE, in a real sense, proselytizing. You are saying that YOUR church is the only chuch/the right church/the best of all churches, etc. As a Christian, and certainly as an elder/presbyter/pastor, I do feel at times that it is my duty to 'cast doubts' on certain things other Christians hold as true. It is NOT my duty to insult them, or to question their relationship with Jesus. This said, I still disagree with 'the purge', but would say that it's the right of the owners of BB to do whatever they wish to do. I only think that we are diminished when other Christians are not allowed to express their views. The truth is 'out there' (wouldn't we all agree that Truth exists?), and it can only be found when all are allowed to speak. And if 'we' hold the Truth, can we really be 'threatened' by any expression/opinion? No.
     
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    Are *all* RC's banned or just the one's who actively denigrated all other religious thought?

    And, I have to wonder at which point a strong defense of one's position crosses a line and becomes considered proselytizing...

    However, I must admit I have stated my views pretty strongly a time or two and, so far, haven't even been warned to back off... (At least not officially. [​IMG] )

    So, When it has been stated a warning was given and ignored... I am highly inclined to believe it...

    Again, are all RC's banned? Or, just the 'infringers'? (I tend to doubt it's an all inclusive banning...)

    Note: There are a few RC priests that go looking for a fight on forums... They've been banned other site's too. And, rightly so.
     
  8. Dan Todd

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    Banning a BB member - is done on an individual basis - though there have been times when several individuals have been banned at the same time.

    Banning is usually not done before warnings are given. The Administrators and Moderators take banning an individual very seriously - and it is not done lightly.

    Each case is discussed before a decision is made.

    Not all RCs have been banned.

    Of course - it goes without saying, that Webmaster, who owns BB - can ban an individual at any time. Webmaster usually discusses the situations as they arise - with the rest of the Administrators and Moderators!
     
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    That quote, that was me...

    I can be so melodramatic at times. :rolleyes:
     
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    Jude,

    I agree 100% with this.

    I posted once on another discussion site and I quoted the passage of scriptures from Mark 7 where Christ spoke to those who were holding to tradition over the word of God. The person I was adressing was Greek Orthodox, and the point...obviously...was Christs view of tradition in comparison to Gods word.

    That was the topic of the thread, and that was the topic of Mark 7, and that was the only reason I posted it.

    I was reprimanded by a moderator.

    Why?

    Because when quoting the passage I quoted the *entire* passage...which included this comment from Christ:

    "These people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me".

    Believe it or not, according to that moderator, because of the last part of that verse, that made me guilty of "making a spiritual judgment".

    I agree with what you said. If we are insulting or demeaning or mean spirited, or legimately telling one who confesses Christ that they arent really saved, we have every right to be reprimanded. We agreed not to do that. But my goodness, we should be allowed a *little bit* of breathing room. Just a little common sense is called for.

    I am referring to the incident on the other forum here, and some of your comments, but not the Catholic situation regarding the ones banned here. From what has been posted here it sounds like they were stubbornly refusing to stop telling people they werent saved.

    God bless,

    Mike
     
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    miogue,

    You troublemaker, you! :D

    God bless,

    Mike
     
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    D28 guy, if there is a problem with a moderator feel free to talk to them via pm and try to work out your disagreement. If that doesn't work and/or you still are not happy with the outcome, try contacting an administrator with your concerns.
    It's much better to try to work these things out to where everyone is satisfied rather than leaving things be to where someone still has bad feelings over a situation.
    It's not the intention of this board to leave problems or complaints unresolved, although admittedly it might take a bit longer than it should.
    Gina
     
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    Gina,

    Gina,

    I appreciate that, and I'll keep that in mind.

    But it didnt happen here. [​IMG]

    I posted...

    I havent had any problems here at BB at all.

    I did get together with the moderator over there and everything ended up OK. [​IMG]

    God bless,

    Mike
     
  14. Jude

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    As I've said in many places on BB, I believe that the Lord is, in this century, going to bring the Church into VISIBLE unity. I believe that He is 'cleansing His Temple', and we see this in EVERY Christian denomination. This means that some old ideas we hold dear will need to be repented of. And that goes for ALL of us. My problem with the Roman Catholics (are many, yet I agree with some of their teachings too)is their insistence that THEY are the 'true church', and their unwillingness to see THEIR part in the tearing apart of the Church in the Reformation/s, and their unwillingness to see THEIR errors/sins at present. The English Reformers 'broke away' from Rome because, in their view, Rome wasn't catholic enough! The Anglican Church has been described as the 'via media', since it contains elements of both the catholic and protestant tradition. I am hopeful that, in some way, we Anglicans can be a part in bringing the Church together VISIBLY.
     
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    I see this 'reunification' in some of the writings of Richard Foster, who highlights the various 'streams' of Christian tradition. I believe that these 'streams' will one day flow together.
     
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    Just to clarify, this is not what they were telling people at all. Ask any of them now and they would not say this. [​IMG]

    In Christ,
    Neal
     
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    Once again, this is what Dr. Bob said on the situation. Many "rumors" and stories keep getting started or passed around in the numerous discussions on this topic in the past.
    What Dr. Bob states is an accurate presentation of the situation.
    As it clearly states what happened, I'd like to close this topic now so as to stop the rumors and/or the listing of names of those banned that I've had to edit recently. Normally we do not post names or reasons so as not to embarass those who are banned, but in this case the reason was posted to dispel any myths.
    Let it rest at that. I highly discourage starting any more topics on this situation as plenty have occurred, even in the last two weeks, that have been more than sufficient to satisfy people's curiosity.

     

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