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Thread: When you have concerns about vibrant and heated discussions, please read this.

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    1still_waters
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    Default When you have concerns about vibrant and heated discussions, please read this.

    We understand some users are concerned about the vibrant and passionate debates and discussions that happen in this part of the forum. We understand that to some this may not look very Christian.

    There is nothing wrong with discussion that is vibrant or passionate. So please don't be turned off by that.

    On the other hand, we will step in if we see any of these.....

    1. Blatant personal attacks. (This means actually attacking someone. It doesn't mean when someone fails to believe something you believe.)
    2. Blatant false teachings against the essentials of our faith. (We'll allow some users for a time to discuss issues that are against the faith, but if time passes and they keep it up, they will be dealt with.)
    3.Perverse talk and swearing.

    If you see any of the things listed above, please report them, using the report thread link. But please don't report something if it's just an opinion you don't agree with. That kind of takes up time some of us could be giving to other areas of concern on the site.

    Also, if you're going to report something to a moderator, please be sure you can specifically show where the offense is located and please make sure it fits within the list of things we step in for. It's very helpful for us if you just click the report post link.

    When you contact us in the room about a post, we usually have no idea where to look to begin with and we don't have the time to read an entire thread to find the post that is offensive. The best thing you can do is just use the report thread link.

    So please don't report things to us just because someone said something you disagree with and it makes you mad. Yet don't be hesitant to report something that fits the list of blatant offenses we should step in and address.

    Thanks

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    1still_waters
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    Default Re: When you have concerns about vibrant and heated discussions, please read this.

    I guess I assumed everyone knew what the essentials are...

    Here are examples of the essentials...
    (Thise are here to give a general idea of what is essential to the faith, it's not a comprehensive doctrinal statement from this site.)

    1. The deity of Jesus.
    2. The inspiration and authority of the Bible as found in the 66 books of the Bible.
    3. Faith in the crucixition, death and resurrection of Jesus is the only way to reconcile you to relationship with God.
    4. Jesus is coming back again!
    5. Believers should seek to live for God and not the world.

    I may have missed some, but that should give you an idea.

    Timing of end times events isn't an essential. Calvinism vs non calvinism isn't an essential. Which version of the Bible to read isn't generally an essential, unless it's a version made by a sect that teaches against the esssentials of the faith.

    Those should give you an idea. That list isn't comphrensive. If you have a question about something, send me a CC mail and I'll get back to you on it.
    Last edited by 1still_waters; September 2nd, 2009 at 09:46 PM.

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    1still_waters
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    Default Re: When you have concerns about vibrant and heated discussions, please read this.

    here ya go...
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    Last edited by 1still_waters; March 19th, 2013 at 12:14 AM.
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