Sc...we as Christians all love truth. I applaud that you diligently seek it. However I have to tell you that your approach and your attitude toward some on the board comes across as self righteous and judgemental. Hope you will receive this as a gentle reminder "a soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger".
John Y, If you even bother to look up the verse I gave you, look this one up also. Hebrews 5:9. If you are truly born from above you WILL obey Him and want to please Him or you will be chastened by the Father.
Open reach wrote: If Jesus is your Lord then you'll be concerned to do what he commands. Did you ever study the bible to see what 'church' Christ is the head of? Did you ever ask what church you should belong to? Have you ever been concerned about the Lord's will in this matter or is it just another matter in a long line of such matters where you simply ask his forgiveness for disobeying him? John, have you ever read Acts 2.42 and specifically the words "They continued stedfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and Fellowship..."? Why do you think doctrine and fellowship was soooo important to these early disciples and why was it important enough for God to record this about them? Now you enjoy neither a people who continue stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and as you have admitted already you do not have fellowship! So John what do you suppose God thinks of your claim to have him as your Lord?
Yes he has. John Y has been coming here for over ten years, the conversation doesn't get any deeper. And then it just starts up again as if the issues presented previously are of no importance. Its just a distraction I think. Something to get you hooked. They come everyday - they are addicts. But the church is always behind with these kind of problem
Because, Phoebe, instead of taking the high road in the face of conflict, you and xcath went on the impersonation circuit. The both of you began hurling random insults in various threads because you are angry with a few of the guys.
I like having women on the board and have tremendous respect for the both of you because, up until recently anyway, no matter what, you stood your ground, telling posters exactly what your thoughts were. Not that you were right, not that they were right, but I always respect a strong woman who won't back down...even when ganged up on.