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The important things

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by Gina B, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    We're back to bickering over the small stuff on this board. Why? :confused:
    After the last national tragedy you know what happened? Everyone on here started acting like Christians who loved their brothers and sisters. There wasn't a single thread calling women who wear pants lesbians, people weren't seeing insults in posts that weren't meant to be insulting, there weren't people stating the free willers were going to hell.
    There was joy taken in the small things, and serious issues were answered with thoughtful consideration.
    Why is it any different now? Why are we back to acting like spoiled self-righteous infants? What will it take for us to start acting more Christ-like again? I certainly hope we won't have to wait for another tragedy before we can all stick together again. :(
  2. Joshua Rhodes

    Joshua Rhodes <img src=/jrhodes.jpg>

    Jun 9, 2003

    While I wasn't on the board back in 2001, I remember what you're talking about, as it wasn't just related to the board. People were looking past small annoyances, and seeking the truth more. Your post rings truth... and I hope that everyone will take it to heart.

    This is a post from the music forum a few days ago. Things were getting harsh over there, and so this was posted:

    "I think we all need to step back and take a look at what's happening here. Are we or are we not brothers and sisters in Christ?

    Some of the remarks being interchanged here are not edifying or uplifting in any stretch of the imagination. A house divided against itself will not stand. And, the way some of us read Scripture, we are called not just to be a house, but a BODY.

    I suggest, however naive this may sound, that we agree to disagree, stop hurling attacks and insults at one another, and try to be understanding toward one another (also taking into account that we may never understand one another's viewpoint). Just my humble opinion."

    Thanks for the call to loving our neighbor Gina.

    In His Grip,
  3. Circuitrider

    Circuitrider <img src=/circuitrider2.JPG>

    Aug 22, 2000
    For a minute I thought Rodney King had sneaked into this forum. :D Actually we do have a biblical example of the challenge of believers to get along. Paul wrote to the church in Philippi to two ladies....Euodias and Syntyche. [​IMG] We should all "be of the same mind in the Lord." [​IMG]
  4. Mark Osgatharp

    Mark Osgatharp New Member

    Aug 27, 2002
    The way we get along is by being of "one mind in the Lord." This means that when we believe what the Lord says our differences will be settled. As Paul also told the Corinthians,

    "That ye all speak the same things."

    Mark Osgatharp
  5. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator

    Jun 30, 2000
    Amen, Mark.

    Part of the problem is we have "baptists" who no longer believe the very core of Bible doctrine. It is so sad that they sully the name of "baptist".

    Not claiming all should be fundamentalists, but all should be evangelical at least. So if not, we are NOT of one mind and will have great disagreement on a whole host of issues (as evidenced on the BB)

    Disagreement is not "bad". We can still have unity without demanding unanimity.
  6. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member

    May 14, 2001
    When "small stuff" becomes "big stuff"...

    Three factors which I see as adversely affecting the peace of the 21st century Church (there are probably more):

    1) The callousness of some/many/most 21st century Christians.
    Matthew 24:12 …And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

    2) The over-sensitivity of some/many/most 21st century Christians.
    Psalm 119:165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.

    3) The disregard for sin by some/many/most 21st century Christians.
    Psalm 66:18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.

    (I'm not saying I'm not part of the problem).

  7. Jailminister

    Jailminister New Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    It is the little things that makes the big things.

    Song of Sol. 2:15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines [have] tender grapes.