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Why I Steer Way Clear of Some OP's

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Jan 10, 2014.

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  1. They interest me....

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  2. I feel more than capable to stand my ground on the topic...

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  3. When reading the Op and some comments made, I feel inclined to give an opinion, right or wrong...

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  4. I fear the judgement others may level on me...and refuse to enter a hot button topic!

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  5. I'm addicted to arguments....

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  6. It is fun to see how my view/opinion stacks up to peers...

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  7. I enjoy stirring the pot of controversy...

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  8. I was born to debate...and all topics interest me!

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  9. I like to make a point and stick with it, regardless!

    2 vote(s)
    28.6%
  10. I actually learn a lot about me and others through "Heated" debates!

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    42.9%
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  1. righteousdude2

    righteousdude2 Well-Known Member
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    I notice, that certain members contribute heavily to one form of topic posted, then on others. So, why do you become involved in debatable topics? And why do you make a wide path detour around other topics or issues?
     
  2. Iconoclast

    Iconoclast Well-Known Member
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    dude
    If a person studies much on a topic that is what they know the most .
    They can help others who want to learn about it, because they probably had to work through many wrong ideas on that topic already that they can help others.
    If it is a topic that gets resisted alot....they can defend the truth versus error or novelties.

    The more you sharpen yourself on main teaching....the other topics fall
    into place.

    If for example you sharpen yourself on the teaching of particular redemption, it reaps benefits when you engage a cultist ,with a works mentality. they mostly cannot abide a solid discussion on God's Covenant salvation accomplished in time.

    It answers all questions about ...what about the heathen?
    It speaks directly to God's love and mercy...His Covenant and loyal love.
    It puts God's holy and just attributes on display before men and angels.
    It shows a seriousness about the gospel that distinguishes it from these clowns on TV, who offer error and fluff.
     
  3. Reformed

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    I participate in threads that interest me.
     
  4. kyredneck

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    Ditto.

    Not very many of those anymore, there is a redundancy of the topics discussed here, you know. :)
     
  5. Archie the Preacher

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    I do not participate in certain discussions as I find them pointless. The truth behind the question is either impossible to find, or immaterial to the main thrust of life.

    I participate in some discussions because I've spent a good deal of my life fighting them out; I want to share my hard won observations.

    And yes, I have my pet peeves or 'bee in my bonnet'. God hasn't taken me home yet, He must still be working on me.
     
  6. Sapper Woody

    Sapper Woody Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, I read every post before responding. So, if there are a lot of posts, I typically skip it, unless it's an area I consider myself knowledgeable in.

    I have an app (tap-a-talk) on my phone that organizes all threads by my participation and new posts, so I typically see every new, or recently posted in thread. I browse them and decide from there.
     
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