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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Salty

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    Do you want to join the FWBC faithbook page? ( Steve Anderson, pastor),
    you must answer three questions:

    1. Why do you want to join FWBC Listeners?

    2. Are you born again? Explain how.

    3. Where do you go to church? (Full name, city, and denomination)

    Would you consider those as reasonable questions to prospective members to join your page?

    Open for discussion

     
  2. Don

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    "Reasonable" questions? Not really. I mean, if someone answers "Because I might learn something and be saved; No; Nowhere", am I going to be rejected for membership? If I answer "To know what you teach; Yes, I was filled by the Holy Ghost; Something Pentacostal Church", will I be rejected for membership?

    Seems to me, if you're gonna preach the Word, preach it for all to hear; don't make membership a precursor to hearing.
     
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    I don't do facebook.

    Have no desire to do facebook

    Think facebook far too overrated.

    So, sites such as this, completely useless to me.
     
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  4. Salty

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    thats fine -
    but how would you answer the question?

    "Would you consider those as reasonable questions"
     
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    Given his propensity for conflict and alienating people — and attracting vocal opponents — I don't think the questions are out of bounds. Not all that effective, perhaps, but not unreasonable.

    In essence, it's a private Facebook group with a public entryway. The Baptist Board asks questions, too, before membership is granted.
     
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  6. Salty

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    Going along with what Don stated (post # 2) it really depends what he is looking for
    Evidently all he wants in his group are blind sheep - if so - the questions are very valid
    If he would like to encourage critical thinking and to discuss opposing views - then those
    questions are not valid.

    And as Rsr stated "Given his propensity for conflict and alienating people"
    it is only logical that Mr. Anderson (I prefer not to use the title of Pastor for him)
    prefers to be extremely closed minded.
     
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    It's his page. He gets to make the rules.

    Personally I think we should require more of the fields be filled in when joining the BB, but that is not my call.
     
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    First question, Unless I knew more about them, (statement of faith, doctrines) I don’t think I would consider “joining.”

    Second question, Certainly, provided that their own statement of faith and practice was not the gauge of acceptable answers.

    One answers the questions without regard to knowing much at all of who they are joining.

    They may be supporters of a terrestrial cult for all that is given (more may actually be on the Facebook, since I don’t do Facebook answering the questions may seem out of the normal response had I better (more complete) understanding.
     
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    Yes but, if one does not desire or agree with the Facebook as a portal, then who can identify or not with a group?
     
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    A problem exists in our dying Christian culture that renders questions like the OP worthless. A christian would not think lying is ok, for God hates liars. However, liberals will say anything to obtain and hold power. So they will say they are "committed Christians" but in fact they misrepresent facts all the time.

    1) Do I want to join? Whether a liberal does or not, they would say yes.
    2) Are you born again? Whether a liberal thinks so or not, he/she would say yes.
    3) How were you born again? A liberal would say "by faith alone" whether or not they believed totally in Christ.
    4) Where do you go to church? Here a liberal might need to google a megachurch in his/her vicinity, and claim attendance, then list the name city and denomination.

    If I asked members of this board, where in the NT does God expressly teach we are not to use falsehoods to present or defend the gospel? The answer would be silence.
     
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    Me either. Don't have an account.
     
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    I wouldn't join any Facebook page unless I knew the people involved. When an app gives me an option of logging in through Facebook, I decline.

    Of course, in this case many of us already know about Anderson and his church; he was (briefly) a member here and has quite an internet presence, so he's a known quantity.
     
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    I have an account, mostly used to post pictures of the grandchildren of wildlife photos. (Actually, there's private group for most of the kids' pix.) I have maybe a dozen "friends" and have declined offers from people I've known for many years.
     
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    He was?

    I don’t remember him.
     
  15. Salty

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    If I remember correctly - he wasn't on too long before being banned.
     
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    Is this the guy who viewed the holocaust as fake?
     
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    Oh, my!

    He is quite the piece of work!

    Was he banned because:
    He claims the Jews are not true Israel?
    That he believes the rapture and tribulation a hoax?
    That the nation Israel is a Zionist plot of Satan?
    That he didn’t correctly discern Scriptures?

    Ok. I’m not defending him, but if that standard was maintained across the B.B. a thread would echo around as if in a vacant castle with nobody home.

    :)
     
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    Mostly because he posted multiple screeds and did not interact with the members except to call them apostate, IIRC.
     
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    He was banned in 2007 for zero interaction after he'd post a video. He didn't even bother to take the time to call us "apostates."
     
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