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  1. Community Information

    1. Welcome Mat

      We encourage new members to post a short introduction of themselves in this Christian forum category. Get to know each other and share your common interests or tell us what church you go to etc.

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    2. Suggestions and Questions

      This form provides us with the opportunity to address any questions or concerns that you may have. Please limit your comments to technical website questions and suggestions.

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    3. Updates and Info

      Technical information and announcements about our Christian forums.

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  2. Current Events

    1. Current Events

      Christian news - breaking headlines from around the United States and the world. Trending hot topics in Christianity.

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    2. Conservative News

      Conservative news, political cartoons, Breaking news, election news and commentary on politics and the media culture. The perfect forum for conservatives, republicans, libertarians and liberty loving Americans.

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    3. Military

      A military, is a force authorized to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state and some or all of its citizens. It typically consists of an Army, Navy, Air Force, and in certain countries the Marines and Coast Guard. The task of the military is usually defined as defense of the state, and its citizens, and the prosecution of war against another state.

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  3. Christian Community

    1. Prayer Wall

      Use this prayer board to post your prayer requests and praises, or respond in prayer to other's requests.

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    2. Lounge

      A Christian forum to join in general communication with people from around the world.

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    3. Off Topic Discussion

      Ok, here is where you can post just about anything about any topic at all!

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  4. Christian Discussion

    1. General Faith

      Faith discussions: improve your walk with the Lord, build up your prayer life, grow in your faith, love others in your church, and other general faith type discussions.

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    2. Bible Study

      Enhance and deepen your study of God's Word by asking Bible questions and sharing your answers.

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    3. Apologetics and Theology

      Apologetics may be simply defined as the defense of the Christian faith. The word "apologetics" derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used as a speech of defense.

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    4. Morality and Laws

      Dos and Don'ts, all we need to know is the Bible; however, not all is covered explicitly. Discuss how Christians should act or what they should do when facing divorce, smoking, and other issues.

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    5. Christianity & Science

      Discuss science topics such as creation and evolution and how they relate to Christianity.

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    6. Bible Prophecy

      Discussions related to the end times and Bible prophecy.

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    7. God

      Join with others to discuss God and/or the Biblical Doctrine of the Trinity (Godhead). Discuss the attributes and characteristics of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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    8. Reformed Theology

      There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. When it comes to evangelical Christianity, its roots are found in the soil of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation.

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  5. Debate

    1. Theological Debate

      A place for limited moderation of a formal discussion between two people on a particular topic in a public meeting, in which opposing arguments are put forward.

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    2. Political Debate

      A limited moderation forum for political contestation between two persons, in which they take different sides of a question, and maintain them, respectively, by facts and arguments; or it is a discussion, in writing, of some contested point.

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  6. Soteriology (Controversial Doctrines)

    1. Arianism

      Arianism is the nontrinitarian, heterodoxical teaching, first attributed to Arius (c. AD 250–336), a Christian presbyter in Alexandria, Egypt.

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    2. Pelagianism

      Pelagianism is the belief that original sin did not taint human nature and that mortal will is still capable of choosing good or evil without special Divine aid.

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    3. Arminianism

      Arminianism is a system of belief that attempts to explain the relationship between God's sovereignty and mankind's free will, especially in relation to salvation. Arminianism is named after Jacob Arminius (1560—1609), a Dutch theologian.

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    4. Universalism

      Christian Universalism is a school of Christian theology which includes the belief in the doctrine of universal reconciliation, the view that all human beings and fallen angels will ultimately be restored to right relationship with God in Heaven.

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    5. Perfectionism

      Perfectionism is a doctrine holding that religious, moral, social, or political perfection is attainable, especially the theory that human moral or spiritual perfection should be or has been attained.

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    6. Calvinism

      The Protestant theological system of John Calvin and his successors, which develops Luther's doctrine of justification by faith alone and emphasizes the grace of God and the doctrine of predestination.

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  7. Christian Ministries (Christian Only)

    1. Life

      The Christian life is a personal intimate relationship between you and Christ. This life begins in faith (Ephesians 2:8-9) and can only be lived by faith.

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    2. Spiritual Warfare

      Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept that the Devil and demons attempt to thwart Good and the will of God.

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    3. Ministry and Teaching

      The forum for teaching, teachers and teachers-to-be.

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    4. Missions & Evangelism

      A forum to discuss the world of missions and evangelism. We believe that every individual and every church should be deeply committed both to local evangelism and to global missions.

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    5. Discipleship

      A Christian disciple is a person who accepts and assists in the spreading of the good news of Jesus Christ.

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    6. Worship

      What are we doing when we gather corporately and sing our praise to God? What is our intent? What is it that we believe we are achieving?

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  8. Christian Life

    1. Relationships

      Discuss everything from courtship to dating and friends and co-workers to the in-laws. (This forum is for discussing ALL relationships, not just romantic ones.)

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    2. Marriage

      Discuss how to be the helpmate that God intended for your spouse.

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    3. Singles

      Someone to laugh with, someone to cry with, someone who understands. We live there too. NO PERSONAL ADS

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    4. Christian Advice

      Offer comprehensive advice on almost any subject from Christianity through to the Bible, sex, dating, singleness and marriage, ect...

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  9. Entertainment and Fun

    1. Health & Fitness

      Fitness, nutrition and medical information for men and women that will help you get active, eat right and improve your overall wellbeing. Share your health and fitness concerns and get support and advice.

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    2. Computers & Technology

      Tap the technical and computer knowledge of other experienced users. Find information on computers and technological topics.

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    3. Music

      Join Christian music fans from around the world to talk about your favorite artists, songs, gear, concerts, worship experiences, and more.

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    4. Television

      Looking for a new show to watch? We can quibble about where it stands in the TV canon. Discuss your favorite TV shows.

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    5. Movies

      Discuss your favorite flicks as well as hot new releases.

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    6. Books

      Discuss popular authors and favorite books. Use this forum for book and reading discussion that doesn't fall into another category. Talk about books, genres, reading issues, general literature, and any other topic of particular interest to readers.

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    7. Humor & Games

      Come share a laugh with a joke, one-liners, funny stories, and thread games.

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    8. Poetry

      The most famous poets and all others who share the poet's faith and vision.

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  10. General Secular Topics

    1. Evolution

      The process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth

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    2. Atheism/Agnosticism/Sec.

      If you want to discuss atheism, agnosticism, and secular humanism in general, this forum is the place to be! Got any news / activism related to the atheist movement?

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    3. Astronomy

      The branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole

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    4. Archaeology

      The study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artifacts

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    5. Abortion

      The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy

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    • I can't wrap my mind around your question.   Either the doctrine is: the direct statements of Scripture; the teaching of the Bible concerning the incapacity of man to do anything that is pleasing to God without God’s first freeing the sinner from the bonds of death; and the teaching of those passages that combine these two truths into an undeniable whole. Either God receives all glory for salvation or man points partially to himself, and if to himself why not others? Anything other than Mongerism reaffirms Catholicism. Ephesians 1:4-6 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. The divine acts of choosing and predestining are placed in the time-frame of eternity itself. This election to salvation (not merely to an opportunity to believe, but to the fullness of salvation, as seen in the use of such terms as “holy,” “blameless,” “sonship,” etc.) occurs prior to any human action. This is a personal action: the direct object of “chose” and “predestined” is a personal pronoun, “us.” Individual persons, not classes or groups, are chosen to holiness and adoption. God’s will, not man’s, determines His act of saving a sinner. Never is any other basis of this divine choice presented in Scripture. The phrase “according to” or “on the basis of” ushers us directly into the only biblical answer to the question: “Why one and not another?” The same truths come out in Paul’s tremendous “Golden Chain of Redemption”: Romans 8:29–30 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. We are presented with an unbreakable chain of divine actions: God foreknows a certain people (identified later as “God’s elect”). All those whom He foreknows He predestines; everyone He predestines He calls; everyone He calls He justifies; and everyone He justifies He glorifies. Every action is divine; every action is certain - so certain, in fact, that the past tense is used to emphasize this certainty. We again see the unconditional aspect of God’s work of salvation: nowhere can the chain be broken, and never is a link of human sufficiency inserted. Everyone who is predestined is glorified. All who are glorified were chosen by God in eternity past. Paul’s teaching is crystal clear and compelling.   God bless, William
    • He left on his own free will.  That does not mean he won't be back.  He believed he would throw out a bunch of hogwash and no one would know the difference, no one would call him on it.  WRONG!  He found out fact that it is one thing to make a claim (that is the easy part) and quite another thing to support that claim with evidences and arguments.
    • Hi Becky,   I hope you won't mind that I generally refrain from too much clarification such as with my prior post. In saying the Gospel hadn't yet reached the entire world, I meant it hadn't yet reached the entirety of the world literally. It hadn't yet reached far off nations like the Americas, for example.   The context of the NT passages you quoted use the word 'world' similarly to how it's used in Luke 2: Luke 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.     In other words, the use of 'world' in those passages refers to the known world. We only know that by extension since the Gospel hadn't yet reached Iceland, the Americas, much of Africa, etc. And Caesar Augustus' census likewise wouldn't have extended to those regions. The passage is just referring to the known world.   Hope you're having a blessed day, Kawika
    • I see our KJV Only fellow has not returned. Did he get shown to door?
    • Look what happened in my family: Nov. '45 my dad dies - April '46 my sister dies - May '46 I am born with severe asthma from 3 car wrecks of my mom being shot up with morphine. I almost die a few times until '48 when I seem to get better. 

      But in '48 my eldest aunt in Indiana dies and we have to take in 5 older kids. The youngest was my age. Shortly after grandpa dies next door to us. Things seem to line out except the overcrowding of two, two bedroom houses. 19 people in these homes.

      But in early '50 I watch as my brother dies by fire and I go into PTSD. This seems like a curse, but I'll bet it isn't. All this has made the the person I am today.
    • Col 1:5  For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel; 
      Col 1:6  Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth: 
      Rom_1:8  First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 
       
    • Isa_55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 
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