Feb 5, 2007

Blog Rules: There are only TWO

1) No swearing

2) No "attacking". It is fine to disagree with someone else's beliefs, to correct and rebuke, to discuss and to edify. As a matter of fact, you can disagree with me all you want!! It's good for my sanctification and yours! However, I will erase any comments that lead to mindless arguments and unedifying discussions.

You might want to read this for more info on godly ways of discussing theology and doctrine.

This site is dedicated to glorifying God. That means glorifying Him with not only our actions and thoughts, but our words.

James 3:1-10

"Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways, and if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water."




Stan said...

Have you had a problem with disagreeable responses?

Samantha said...

Yes, I have :(

Stan said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Your blog seems so friendly and of little controversy. Well, don't you mind them.

Julianne said...

I did not know you were having issues on your blog too dear sister. I knew you were on the forums, but then I knew that was coming when you wanted to discuss Calvinism. It seems the Calvinist vs Arminian debate or the believers baptism vs baptismal regerneration always bring out hurt and anger in both sides.

Anyhow, I hope I have not contributed to saying hurtful or abusive things, as it would never be my intention. Please let me know if I ever say something that hurts you. You know my email and I would much rather you tell me so we can clear it up and be restored than to leave a sister or brother wounded.

On the upside, I see you growing in grace, hospitality, and diplomacy in dealing with people. I am very pleased with your growth and thanking the Lord for it! May He continue to be glorified through your life dear sister!!!

Samantha said...

No. Not you Julianne.

I'd let you know :D

Stan said...

Samantha, I thought you might appreciate this:


I'm looking particularly at "The Misconceptions of Calvinism".

Samantha said...

Thanks Stan!