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another apology

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by jonmagee, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. jonmagee

    jonmagee New Member

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    I have been on the board since october. During that time I have sought to bring an elementof the Lords grace into the aspect of seeking for truth.

    However it has been said recently that there are concerns about whether I am treating other members of the board fairly.(yet I thought I have tried to see 2 sides in every thing )This has also been relayed to at least one other member of the board with wording that was even dtronger than was used directly to me and even more distressing .......with questions being raised that I would not consider to be very honourable.

    I have wrestled with this for some time. After nearly a week there has been no adequate explanation nor apology. Clearly he feels strongly on the issue.Especially as he feels it is appropriate to speak to others and therefore make it public.

    What is the honourable thing to do? First I would say my intentions have always been for the best, but if I have failed any of you I am saying publicly sorry. My approach to you all has been much the same so any faults will have hurt many and it is not honourable to say I will not say sorry if I cannot see my mistake.

    I publicly apologise to my accuser for I clearly have not presented my intentions adequately.

    Further the accuser holds an official position on the board. Though I have often spoke of reconciliation and sought to acheive it, it seems that if the leadership feel so strongly as this then, for the sake of the Lord and his work I should withdraw.

    yours in His service

    Jon.
     
  2. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator
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    We all hold various positions on the issues and can be "in your face" sometimes in promoting one side or another. For you to be on the opposite side from even a moderator should not seem unusual . . or give cause to withdraw.

    Unless, of course, you disagree with ME! :rolleyes: :eek: :rolleyes:
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

    I Am Blessed 24 Active Member

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    We must try not to "take up anothers offense", it just gets worse and spreads to more people...making for more discontentment. We must strive to handle sufferings and disagreements with humility so they don't turn into self-pity.

    "Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
    He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."
    I John 4:7,8

    Blessings,
    Sue
     
  4. following-Him

    following-Him Active Member

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    I'm sorry but I really don't understand what is happening here lately.

    Jon, I hope you decide to stay.

    Blessings

    Sheila
     
  5. Gwyneth

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  6. jonmagee

    jonmagee New Member

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    I have just popped in here to say thank you to those who have expressed their support for me during this time, whether it be in this thread, or the other discussions thread, or by private messages.

    I particularly am encouraged to find that one person expressing strong support was the person named by my accuser!!!! Yet my accuser still remains strangely quiet. No thought, apparently, for normal rules of courtesy let alone what one might expect from the conventions of the BB, whose rules he is meant to uphold.

    Finally, may I encourage you all as you each seek to move forward in the desire of true loving christian fellowship.

    yours, Jon.
     
  7. Ben W

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    Jon,

    Although we havent been on many of the same threads lately, I greatly valued your friendship when we both first became members on the Board.

    I once had a run in with a Moderator, who I felt dealt unfairley, yet it was able to be worked out over time and email.

    Maybe if you are getting nowhere fast you should drop an email to the Webmaster?, I am sure that this can be resolved promptly, Dont chuck it in, you have many friends here.
     
  8. Bible-boy

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    Hello Jon,

    I have always enjoyed your posts and found you to be a very fair minded poster. Ben is right don't leave the BB without seeing whatever issue you have resolved. I too had a slight run-in with a moderator once. We worked it out via PM and I now tend to avoid the forum that this particular moderator helps host. It is not that there are hard feelings, nothing could be further from the truth. I simply understand that on some issues this moderator and I are 180 degrees apart from one another. By my avoiding his forum we avoid those tense confrontations. ;)
     
  9. Barnabas H.

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    Brother Jon, if you have a problem with one of our Moderators or Administrators, kindly follow BB protocol and handle it via PM (Personal Message). Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  10. jonmagee

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    Still waiting for the "silent accuser" to adhere to normal Baptist Board protocol and respond to my pm.

    yours, Jon.
     
  11. jonmagee

    jonmagee New Member

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    can any one advise how long is a reasonable time to wait for a response to a pm, in accordance with BB protocol outlined above? I would appreciate the BB protocol being adhered to.

    yours Jon.
     
  12. following-Him

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    I am sorry this problem is still outstanding. I would have thought it to be resolved by now.

    Ephesians 4:26-27


    Blessings


    Sheila
     
  13. Ben W

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    In legal terms I think it is 14 days. I think that this should be resolved by now. I think it would be best to speak to Barnabus or the Webmaster and see where things are at.
     
  14. Sherrie

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    Wow! Jon! Sorry no one has responded to your pm. Would have thought out of politeness, and because you are a Pastor, you would have gotten some response.

    You cannot say you have not tried, according to this thread, it has certainly showed you have tried.

    Have a nice day, and I will be in prayer for you, and the other party, over this unresolved problem.


    God Bless
    Sherrie
     
  15. Dr. Bob

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    Suggest you send an email, since many times I have gone long without even checking pm's myself. And with a limit of 60 pms in my box, some don't get through.

    And no need to deal with a private matter publically, so I am closing this thread.
     
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