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Why Do You Post On This Board?

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by GraceSaves, Oct 28, 2003.

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  1. To share my faith with others so that they gain a better understanding of it.

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  2. To learn about other faiths that are different than my own.

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  3. To convince other people that the beliefs I hold are the truth.

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  1. GraceSaves

    GraceSaves New Member

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    For what reason do you primarily come to this particular section of the Baptist Board?
     
  2. GraceSaves

    GraceSaves New Member

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    I was just curious to learn if there are differing motives for why we post on this board. I would greatly appreciate it if you would expound a little after voting!

    As for myself, I honestly post here to share my faith with others so that they can gain a better understanding of it. This is my primary purpose. My goal is not to convert, but to inform, although every once in a while I do seek to understand concepts from the other faiths present, which greatly helps me, because I can't stand knowing that I've been "preaching" something that is false (i.e., I used to believe that Lutherans teach and believe in consubstantiation, but I now know this to be false).
     
  3. Eladar

    Eladar New Member

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    It depends. Some times I post to point out different points of view and why I disagree with what someone writes. Some times I post to work out an idea that just hit me. Some times I post to rebuke out and out herecy.
     
  4. Curly Fries

    Curly Fries New Member

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    What Church do you go to Eladar? I have trouble figuring out what you believe.
    You do have a gift to annoy people. And a lot of free time.
     
  5. Eladar

    Eladar New Member

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    Sorry to offend.

    I attend Church of Christ, but was raised Lutheran. My beliefs are not defined by where I go to church.
     
  6. Abiyah

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    I am sorry! None of the answers worked for me!
    :-( But I come here to learn from others. I am
    mainly here on days when I am not feeling very
    good and need to just be still. However, I cannot
    just be completely still!

    A few years ago, I left a very abusive church, and
    I have a way to go before I get a complete under-
    standing of what "normal" churches teach. While I
    do not attend a church, I do understand that those
    in churches are my sisters and brothers in the
    Lord. I enjoy their thoughts.

    I only read certain things, though, and avoid cer-
    tain others. As a teen, however, I learned the art
    of separating the person from the idea, so that I
    can enjoy that one in a different capacity even
    when they seem abrasive in another. I have
    needed this art lately. :)
     
  7. MEE

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    Well, first I was just asked to visit. After reading the posts, I thought I'd stick around and see just what other churches believe.

    I'll have to say that I'm a little surprised at some things and in shock about others. ;)

    I've started to leave several times, but curiousity gets the best of me. :D

    BTW, I still haven't figured out this three person Trinity belief. :confused:

    Maybe if I stay, someone will be able to explain it.

    Still waiting,

    MEE [​IMG] (Carol [​IMG] )
     
  8. Eladar

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    This could be said for anyone who posts here.
     
  9. Eladar

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    That's OK, the spirit within you will lead you to the truth that it wants you to find. [​IMG]

    Just know that others disagree with your point of view. That should be enough.
     
  10. Eladar

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    From what I can tell, you've got problems you need to work out which can't be done on the internet.
     
  11. Abiyah

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    Because I'm not willing to lie in order to be allowed to post on other parts of the board.
     
  13. Abiyah

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    Yelsew! You've thought that, too? I have often
    thought that I am far more qualified to post on the
    Baptist sections than are certain others! But I have
    been wrong before! :-D
     
  14. gb93433

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    Here are a few verses:

    Hebrews 1:8, "But of the Son He says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom."

    John 10:27-33, "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. "I and the Father are one." The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God."

    Isaiah 9:6,7, "For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this."

    These are all descriptions of Jesus who was the messiah to come. Wonderful Counselor is a name given to the Holy Spirit.

    Isaiah 7:14, ""Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

    In Hebrew "im" means with. "Anu" is the first person plural ending to a wordwhich menas us. El means God. Translated means "God with us."

    A Nave's Topical Bible can help you a lot with these kinds of questions as well.
     
  15. Briguy

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    Hi Grant, It's hard to pin point why I come. Sometimes to correct obvious biblical error, sometimes to learn, sometimes because it is a kind of a national/international Christian fellowship. I have really enjoyed speaking with several people here as well. You, Grant, being one of them. When I first posted with you I thought you were in your 60's. To find out you were in college blew me away, which is another reason I come, to find out more about people. On this board we kind of learn about eachother from the inside out, instead of in life where it is more from the outside in. Hope that makes some sense.

    In Christ,
    Brian

    Hi Carol [​IMG] Long time no see, hope you are well!!!
     
  16. MEE

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    Hello to you too Brian! [​IMG] Been missing you, as well as the other Brian. (ONENESS)

    I've been here almost everyday....just don't post much anymore.

    MEE [​IMG]
     
  17. MEE

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    That's OK, the spirit within you will lead you to the truth that it wants you to find. [​IMG]

    Just know that others disagree with your point of view. That should be enough.
    </font>[/QUOTE]Eladar, I know what the doctrine of "One God" consists of...I just can't get anyone to show me how "HE" consists of *three persons.* :eek:

    Also, just because someone doesn't agree with my point of view doesn't make me wrong. [​IMG]

    I believe in "One God" and He isn't made up of..three persons. :confused:

    Just to keep this on the subject, this is one of the reasons that I post on this board. :cool:

    MEE [​IMG]
     
  18. John Gilmore

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    And you were a confirmed Lutheran! But I know what you mean. I once opined that Baptists were Nestorian herectics. Three Baptists quickly rebuked me. This forum affords an opportunity to correct honest misunderstandings.
     
  19. GraceSaves

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    And you were a confirmed Lutheran! But I know what you mean. I once opined that Baptists were Nestorian herectics. Three Baptists quickly rebuked me. This forum affords an opportunity to correct honest misunderstandings. </font>[/QUOTE]Yes, I was a confirmed Lutheran, under a very orthodox Lutheran pastor (so much so that many people didn't like him, because they had gotten used to not-so-orthodox pastors. I'm pretty sure (though not positive) that consubstantiation was never used in my instruction, but from what I was taught, it seemed to fit very nicely. The difference in definitions is EXTREMELY minor, even if the implication is greatly different. You must admit this; its why people confuse it so much.

    And don't worry, John. There are plenty of Catholic misconceptions we still need to clean up with ya. ;)
     
  20. thessalonian

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    I choose #1. But in general it is to interact with non-catholics, correcting there misconceptions with the hope of planting seeds that down the road will bear fruit. To that degree #3 is okay but I expect to convert noone for Paul planted, Apolos watered, and God made it grow.

    In the process of the interaction my faith is deepened in my Catholic understanding of scriptures and I thank non-catholics for challenging me in my faith.

    Blessings to all.
     
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