Minnow wrote: Perhaps the problem is the limited number of surveys which are still left open and which restrict a more comprehensive debate on site.
Plus or full members are able to submit new surveys for consideration but approval is solely at the discretion of SermonAudio.
Because of the limited number of theology surveys we (moderators) try to be lenient only asking that when a discussion begins to drift off topic that the participants move the off topic discussion to the most appropriate thread available and this for the benefit of those who visit the forum expecting to find comments relevant to the thread topic.
DJC49 wrote: I wanted to post my reply to the above QUOTE by *The Cure* on the appropriate thread, however, when I went to the What does the Bible say concerning election? thread, I found that it was SHUT DOWN. What to do?
Thank you for attempting to find the appropriate thread. Seeing it has been closed due to persistent rule violations I would recommend you locate what seems to be the next best survey available and continue your discussion there.
Recent comments in this thread have drifted away from the tread topic. For those who wish to pursue further discussion of off topic subjects please continue in an appropriate existing survey thread so this thread can return to its topic.
Over the past few days the comments in this thread have drifted away from the tread topic. For those who wish to pursue further discussion of these off topic subjects please continue in an appropriate existing survey thread so this thread can return to its topic.
MurrayA wrote: MA, I have put up two posts in the past four hours, and neither of them have landed in the thread! What is happening?
I'm not sure, MurrayA, but the most likely reason is your posts contain a word which has been permanantly blocked at some point in the past. If you have retained an exact copy of your posts please email them to Steven Lee [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/emailcontact.asp?typeid=comment&keyid=161009]]]here[/URL] and ask if he can identify what is causing your posts to vanish.
You may have missed it but I resurrected the "What do you believe the Bible teaches? Amillennialism, Premillennialism or Postmillennialism" thread and asked that this current discussion be continued there. Perhaps you could repost your latest comment in that thread so this thread can return to topic.
I asked only how the gospel is good news to those who are not elect. It seems this question gets me banned everytime I ask it. Can you tell me what is wrong with the question? Thanks in advance.
Sorry, I can't help. I was away for a few hours last evening and have no idea what happened after I left although I advised Steven Lee that trouble was brewing and thread closure may be needed. When I returned the thread was locked and obviously some user IP's were blocked.
Saint terry evans wrote: Buy whose authority shall we go by? You proclaim to the world, this is a christain web site, the the world love you for that. (nice christians) Then Biblical discerment should be applied to the rules,
In the "Reply to or Add new comment" window immediately above the "Submit Comment" button you will find this is blue letters:
"By submitting your comment for review you agree to the forum policies."
Keep the forum policies and keep your comments relevant to the thread topic and you will have no problems.
If you are going to continue this conversation please do so in an appropriate thread. This thread is reserved for questions, comments and suggestions specifically for SermonAudio's consideration.
Btw, Freddie, SermonAudio is a moderated forum but as an open forum contention is common and not prohibited as long as the forum policies are not violated. The policies are noted in red letters in the "Add new or Reply to comment" windows.
Upon reviewing your posts I see that you have made a regular practice of mocking other users by changing their monikers or the text of their posts which you quote with the "Reply to comment" feature. This is an abuse of the feature as well as another user and I ask that you refrain from this practice.
Regarding the moniker you have chosen; I would ask that you choose another as it is clear that it is not intended to represent you but those you are addressing.
Thank you for your cooperation regarding these matters.
Discerning Believer wrote: Actually it has been pretty civil until the last hour or two. Give it a little bit. If these new posters don't get their act straight and contribute something meaningful, then I don't have a problem closing it down either.
I wasn't exactly pleased that some imposter tried to use my moniker late last night. I have a feeling I know who it was and emailed Steven Lee to check it out.
Thank you for your comments and concern.
Closing a thread is the recourse of last resort. It has not been necessary since SermonAudio has implemented moderators and I doubt it will be necessary now. However, we will not tolerate moniker theft and be assured that the user responsible is being dealt with.
In adddition, the use of thinly veiled insults by some users seems to be on the rise and those responsible know exactly who they are. I trust it will not be necessary to remove or delete any more of their comments.
Thanks to all users for your anticipated cooperation and regard for the forum policies.
Christian Raas wrote: This is a word for the brothers that posted this news item. I would suggest you warned people on this site that a certain news article is accompanied by pornography! I wanted to read the entire article but was really disturbed about the pornographic pictures and lewd comments on the webpage you put up a link to. Please warn people about that. Or even better do not put up links to websites that have lewdness and vulgarity in word or in pictures. Thanks!
Thanks for the information. It will be taken care of.
I think it's time for you to stop attacking other users and stick to the thread topic. I trust I will not see any further demonizing of forum users because of their bible version preference or any other reason.
Please be advised that SermonAudio has recently added an additional forum policy which may be found in the "Add or Reply to comment" window along with all other published policies....
"No cross-posting or spamming (do not copy your posts everywhere)."
I note that your posts are generally relevant to the threads in which you post but they are nearly all quotes from another website which views you apparently wish to promote. This is not the purpose of these SermonAudio threads and we strongly discourage this practice.
You are welcome to express your views on any news item and interact with other users but I ask that you refrain from filling these threads with cut and paste material from other sites as the primary content of your posts.
kevin wrote: Three important questions remain: (1) Can John Calvin be Scripturally justified for murdering Michael Servetus? (2) Does a murderous hate, according to Scripture, render one spiritually unable to accurately interpret the Scriptures? (3) Can a murderer be saved according to Rev. 21:8?
In reviewing your posts I see it was you who set out to derail this thread from its topic about two days ago. Consider this a reminder to either stay on topic or, if you have nothing to offer relevant to the topic, abstain from posting in this thread.
JD wrote: Moderator Alpha, I took the dunce phrase out before you deleted the post. You may put it back, at least the part to Jpose.
Alright. Here it is.
Juxtapose wrote: Now JD;
Haven't we taught you many times before that it is not whether you believe or not, - it is whether you CAN or not.
Depraved sinner cannot.
Saved sinner can.
Grace and the Holy Spirit provides the difference between the two.
Then you are admitting that justification is not BY faith. This is what you are saying, only saved people can believe. I would say your claim is salvation is UNTO faith.
It must be this way for you because no man has faith according to your religion, it must be given to him as a gift. Only certain men whom God respects more than others ever gets the gift. My head spins!
You are sraining at a gnat. The passage you are citing is not about salvation. Read the text!
2Ti 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to (salvation? No!) THE ACKNOWLEDGING OF THE TRUTH;