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    IF Jesus were here today would He spend more time on this forum, in the comfort and anonymity of His own home or work,debating scripture with the "Pharisees," in toe to toe showdowns, or would He be out preaching the gospel to the lost and showing His love? Maybe this should be a poll

  • #2
    That's what the "Christians Answer" forum is for.

    But obviously He wouldn't spend all His time on the internet, no.
    Jeremy, a bondservant of the Lord.

    Today is a good day to die for Christ.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JerAyala View Post
      That's what the "Christians Answer" forum is for.

      But obviously He wouldn't spend all His time on the internet, no.
      I agree we need to give answer for those who ask, but are we so caught up in who is right and who is wrong that we waste entire days and evenings on this thing, and never having personal face to face encounters with people who really need Jesus, I have been making observations and it seems some people never leave their keyboard.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cross crusader View Post
        I agree we need to give answer for those who ask, but are we so caught up in who is right and who is wrong that we waste entire days and evenings on this thing, and never having personal face to face encounters with people who really need Jesus, I have been making observations and it seems some people never leave their keyboard.
        I've actually been thinking the same thing, especially when I see how it seems sometimes certain members debate with what seems more like "I want to win" rather than "I want to learn". Overall though, this is a good site which I like.
        While you are on this site, don't debate to win and prove yourself right, but discuss to learn and find truth, and to encourage through a humble spirit. God Bless

        Ephesians 4:1-3
        As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

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        • #5
          I don't think anyone is out to "win" but rather many of us have strong convictions and stand by what they have learned through the Word and understand as truth.

          That said, i have wondered the same, but in all reality, i think if Yeshua came to hang out here, he'd likely be ignored on some issues because of the things He would say that some would not agree with, just like some Pharisees of their time ignored Him.


          Shalom,
          Tanja
          Jer 6:16 Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.
          2Jn 1:9 Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.
          If it's not done out of unselfish love, then it's hardly righteous.
          http://disciple2yeshua.wordpress.com/



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          • #6
            I once knew a guy named Jesus, who spent unhealthy amounts of time on the internet. Of course, his full name was Jesus Barrientos and he was a recent immigrant from Mexico. I think part of the time he spent on the internet was with his family back home, but I'm not sure.

            Of course, this might be a different Jesus than you're referring to.

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            • #7
              I for one I'm very thankful for this site, and though I'm certain some tares are mixed-in with the wheat, it is nonetheless very helpful for me to be able to share my views and get other's input on many things related to my daily walk with The Lord, not to mention a healthy alternative to the wasted hours I use to spend on "porn sites" and other like garbage on the web, besides it's not like I'm addicted to it, I just happen to have a lot of free time at work.

              I do believe when LAN Admins trace my web activity and see that I spend most of my time here or at other Christian related sites, it's a way for me to "witness" to them in a way though my "browsing" I give God the glory and who knows if perhaps The Holy Spirit can work through my life and my activities to draw others to Christ.

              Besides, I do believe the Spirit can use me to minister to many brothers and sisters, specially in the form of people requesting prayer, or counseling, or clarification on issues dealing with their daily walk with the Lord, which I do as the Spirit leads me to, and He can also use many others to edify me and help me with my Walk as well.

              In short this is a great way to "Redeem the time because the days are evil". If Jesus comes today, I'd rather He find me here than watching some silly sitcom on TV.
              Give my good Reps to Him, Tell Him about my bad ones!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cross crusader View Post
                I agree we need to give answer for those who ask, but are we so caught up in who is right and who is wrong that we waste entire days and evenings on this thing, and never having personal face to face encounters with people who really need Jesus, I have been making observations and it seems some people never leave their keyboard.
                A couple of things:
                1) How can you observe that some people never leave their keyboard unless you spend all of your time at the keys as well? Pot, meet kettle.

                2) There are one or two people on this board who (for health reasons) are relatively shut-in or at least have severely restricted mobility. Have you considered this site may be some people's way of being involved in a Christian community?

                3) What observations have you made that directly correlate time spent discussing on Bible forums has an inverse relationship to personal face-to-face encounters with people who need Jesus? Have you considered that some of us spend nearly our entire days surrounded by these people, and these forums provide a great amount of support and wisdom?

                4) Have you taken the time to read the testimony of some of the regular contributors here? There are some great movers and shakers for the Lord.

                Just a couple things to consider before lumping everyone here into the ubiquitous "we" you label as Pharisees

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                • #9
                  If Jesus were here today, he'd say... "Wow, things haven't changed a bit. Well, I guess that means I need to get back to work!" Heal a few people here and there, teach, be worshipped, etc..

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                  • #10
                    I think Jesus would be disappointed with a lot of things posted here and elsewhere on the net.

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                    • #11
                      If Jesus were here today, as in 2nd coming, I don't think anyone would be on here, so why would He be on here?
                      Seek ye FIRST the kingdom.
                      Not second or third, but first.
                      Only when all else pales to God, when He receives all glory,
                      when He is the source of all hope,
                      when His love is received and freely given,
                      holding not to the world but to the promise to come,
                      will all other things be added unto to you.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by threebigrocks View Post
                        If Jesus were here today, as in 2nd coming, I don't think anyone would be on here, so why would He be on here?
                        I hope this isn't in regards to my comment, I didn't mean to derail this thread into an "end times" debate, I just meant that I feel The Lord approves of me spending time here, as long as I keep it friendly and post all my comments in love and under His direct supervision, never causing contention for the sake of it, but also giving honor where it's due as well as being honest in holding steadfast to what I believe is truth, but never forcing it upon others if it's obvious that they don't share the same view, and if at all possible leaving rebukes and hand slaps up to the moderators.

                        As to whether anyone will be posting here when Jesus comes, assuming you hold to the view of a pre-trib rapture, and assuming the servers keep running when all the mods and admins go-up to meet The Lord in the air, which I pray they will, I think some will want to post concerning "What do we do now?" kinds of threads, which I hope I won't be around to get into.
                        Give my good Reps to Him, Tell Him about my bad ones!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by I<3Jesus View Post
                          I think Jesus would be disappointed with a lot of things posted ... elsewhere on the net.
                          I dub thee Understatement of the Year.
                          To This Day

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by markedward View Post
                            I dub thee Understatement of the Year.
                            LOL! You crack me up.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by cross crusader View Post
                              IF Jesus were here today would He spend more time on this forum, in the comfort and anonymity of His own home or work,debating scripture with the "Pharisees," in toe to toe showdowns, or would He be out preaching the gospel to the lost and showing His love? Maybe this should be a poll
                              Probably both. I think the Lord would drop by to encourage and to rebuke and correct where necessary.

                              HisLeast's post lists some points you should take into consideration.

                              This forum is the place where I HAVE received encouragement to get out of my comfort zone and start sharing the gospel message with more people.
                              If one member suffers, all suffer together ESV, 1Co 12:26a

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