To the Forum:
Ocean quote: The focus I say, is on the wrong issues and I have no time for a continued obsession with proving myself right or you wrong, but only Christ right.
Truthtesty: Is that so? Also, prove where you proved me wrong. I would hardly call 1 post a "continued obseesion". Unless that's a "freudian slip" and you are actually and old thiemite poster with a new name.
Ocean: In a time in which it is certain that Christianity is going to be (or is as we speak) to the point of becoming illegal, it just seems of no consequence. This country will soon want to be rid what we as a whole represent as the secular world is now seeing the whole of it as the threat, much like in the times of Diocletian and it won't be long before the protests already seen by the homosexual this past weekend, will sprout into an outright persecution. I think it is therefore paramount to return to promoting Christ and stop allowing unbelievers room to accuse us by noticing that we bicker more than anyone else (Titus 3:9 et al.)
Truthtesty: Ye of little faith. So what if Christianity is outlawed? Really Was Christianity the official religion of Rome when Jesus walked the earth? God is in control, not man.
Get thet through your head. You are concerned about an image of Christianity, not the truth of what the Bible says. I suppose with your rationalization, you could justify the Catholic Church being quiet about the thousands of molestations that occured, because it would hurt thier image. Which it did. It's true the Catholic Church is falling apart right now.
Ocean: My questions are: how does this promote Christ?
Ocean: How does constant debate among the brethren edify the body?
Truthtesty: How does it not? Here's an example of how it does...
Here's a Christian who believes this forum helped them. [forum.culteducation.com
UPGRAYEDD "quote: I too will bow out now as I feel I am only beginning my true study of God's Word..
Clearing up false doctrine has every thing to do with edifying the Body.
As for image? that you love? This forum centers on truth, not "false appearances".
Ocean: Is this trying to prove what Christ did right, or what R.B. Thieme did wrong?
G-d is in control
, You are just going to have to learn to trust G-d, not man. Do not confuse the perfect authority of G-d, with Thieme's corrupt authority(as Thieme taught). Spiritual maturity is with G-d's perfect authority, not Thieme's corrupt authority.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2008 09:19AM by Truthtesty.