Bibleforums Guidelines... Please Read!
As a private, moderated, Christian Message Board, we welcome people of all Christian denominations to post here. Unfortunately we also know from experience there always seem to be those select few who join solely for the purpose of mocking the faith of the members of the board or otherwise stirring up trouble for the sake of stirring up trouble. If this describes your motivation for joining, save both yourself and us the time and trouble and go elsewhere. We will not tolerate the mocking of our board, our members, our faith, and most importantly, our Lord.
In addition, we do not ascribe to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church or similar faiths such as Orthodoxy. Those who do are quite welcome to fellowship here, but teaching and promoting such theology and doctrine will not be allowed. We allow discussions on other faiths in the appropriate forum and for the purpose of refuting doctrines contrary to scripture.
I. Board Fellowship
We appreciate and respect other faiths and beliefs, and ask that they do the same while here. Posts running counter to Christianity and the Bible as explained in the Scriptures must be in the appropriate forum, and framed in such a way as to earnestly seek clarification. Proselytizing, Bible/Christian bashing, and rude conduct are expressly forbidden.
Each person may only have one account. Members using multiple accounts will be required to eliminate one. On the same note, one user per account, no sharing accounts. You must be 13 years of age to participate. We reserve the right to suspend the posting privileges or restrict specific forum access of any registered member without notice. Posts and threads may be edited for content, deleted or moved to the most appropriate forum at the sole discretion of the moderators/administrators of this message board. We reserve the right to remove any posts without notice to the author or those who have replied.
For more information on account privileges or general forum information, please visit our FAQs forum.
As this is a Christian message board, conduct becoming a Christian is what is expected. We all come from different backgrounds and convictions and each member has their own different personalities and style of communicating through the written word. Remember first and foremost that we come together because of Christ and stand under Him and are accountable in all you say and do. We do not have to agree but allow anothers disagreement to drive you into the Word for answers. Nobody has all the answers, and even in debates with gusto and passion remember that we cannot find the bottom of the knowledge of God in the flesh. We are called into fellowship in order to share, uplift and grow in our shared faith. Name calling, belittling, cutting down anothers beliefs, sour attitude or general conduct not becoming a brother or sister in the faith will not be tolerated. Keep your words well salted, in love and centered in the Light.
IV. Those who are not Christians
If you are a non-Christian, respectful behavior is expected within the forums you are allowed to post in. As a place for those of the Christian faith to fellowship and discuss, the whole of the board will become opened to you for posting should you find yourself convinced of the saving grace of Christ Jesus. Until then, we have specific forums geared toward nonbelievers. The Christians Answer forum is for your posting privileges. You are also allowed to post your own introduction in the Introductions forum and ask for but not post in others prayer requests in the Prayer forum. Please look at the sticky in Christians Answer for any further specifics.
V. Status as a Christian Fellowship
This is a place where we come to fellowship with other brothers and sisters in Christ. This is not a biblical church such as the one you attend for worship and teaching corporately in your neighborhood, but it is indeed a fellowship gathering of those of the faith. Many come here to share the wisdom they have been given, to learn from others, to uplift in prayer, to share praise and to just have fun and enjoy the company of others. We ask that you respect your real time church, and keep perspective of the fact that although they seem similar there are things that that gathering can offer that are not yet possible here on the internet.
Further we will not allow members to bash or ridicule any church, most commonly seen stated as the organized church, or allow anyone to state that anyone ought to come out and remove themselves from any biblical church fellowship.
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