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 "mikey"

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That is a ridiculous statement Bill.




you should repent and ask forgiveness from Bill immediately for the spirit behind that accusation, and the inherent backbiting and diviseness with bringing that filthy fleshly worldliness onto a forum where the saints tarry for Revival.

there is a place, there is the freedom for such discourse, but that place aint here...if the moderators or Greg Gordon decide this is the place for such, so be it.

 2011/7/21 11:53
mikey2
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 Re: "mikey"

Read what Sarah says about separation of church and state and you will see that it is a religulous argument that the government wants us to be embroiled in. There is no such thing.

Mike

 2011/7/21 12:08Profile
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 Re: Big money gets behind Rick Perry for president

Hi Endzone...

I think that we need to be especially careful about our words when we speak about authorities in government (regardless of our suspicions or spiritual/personal disagreements). After all, we don't "wrestle" with them...and they may very well be established by God and His instruments on this Earth (Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-17; Ephesians 6:12).

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BTW, are we allowed to talk politics here?



It is discouraged. Although the temptation is always present to participate in such a discussion, it almost always leads to conflict and distracts from the PURPOSE and INTENTION for this website.

In the SERMONINDEX FORUM DISCLAIMER/COMMUNITY RULES, it includes the following:

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It is not a place for politics, politicians, policy's nor particular support thereof. More on this below.*

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We have found it necessary to curtail political discussion here for a variety of reasons. It is primarily out of step with the manner and thrust of Sermon Index in it's intention and we have found little good to come from an allowance of things based politically into the discussions.

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What we will not allow is unscrupulous and un-scriptural notions and ideals to foster fear and paranoia to the saints. Our trust and yours should be placed firmly in God, not in the conspiracy of the world, the flesh or the devil. We will monitor these things in our best discretion but do not bring in ministries or other agendas devoted to these mandates.



I must admit that I have previously engaged in discussions regarding politics here -- as far back as the lead up to the 2004 election. I only meant well and shared out of my own thoughts. However, from personal experience, those discussions often fostered difficult friction among very good brethren.

SermonIndex has believers from a wide range of backgrounds. This includes believers (and, sometimes, non-believers) who come from different doctrinal, sectarian, national backgrounds. While some may feel the liberty (or even a cause) to participate in government, the military and law enforcement, voting, campaigning, etc... -- there are others who hold to very specific "non-involvement" convictions. And, of course, there are many in-between.

I suspect that there are many much more pertinent things to discuss and talk about than politics or theories about this age. While we might see specific things in politics/government that we feel might conflict with the faith, causes us to be suspicious, or have an apparently "obvious" correlation with eschatology -- these things aren't supposed to move us.

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"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."

- I Corinthians 15:58



The NIV and several other versions word this passage with a slight variation, wording it as a declarative: "Let nothing move you." It goes on, "Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."

Anyway, I just wanted to touch on some of the things that you said -- not to be argumentative, but to show you that there is a different perspective and how such statements and conjectures can be hotly debated. This is NOT the purpose of this website. The temptation is always there to discuss such things (even passionately), but we need to be very weary of it. There are far better things to talk about that are even more pressing that who is running for President.

Does it matter?

It certainly matters to many of us on an personal, family, localized, national and even international basis. It likely matters in the scope of Biblical eschatology...and also within specific matters of righteousness and justice (in regard to sub-issues like abortion, homosexuality, religious freedom, etc...). However, in the scope of a discussion of revival, such discussions can serve as a distraction that moves us from what really matters.

I can say from experience that it is better to discuss other things. We can certainly pray (and ask for prayer) for such matters. But, I think that this forum is better served when we focus on our Eternal King -- the essence of revival -- than any temporary and Earthly authorities, politicians or kings. If we feel the need, there are other forums to discuss those things. Here, the goal is to promote CHRIST-CENTERED revival.


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Christopher

 2011/7/21 12:16Profile









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i'll tell what i do see; somebody with 40 posts that comes onto a website devoted to Revival, and has a spirit of diviseness, intent on stirring stuff up, rather than a humble spirit that might be led to say, "i'm sorry brother, i didnt mean to term your statement ridiculous, please forgive me"......

so you just continue with what you were doing, the LORD'll deal with you....AND maybe, pray God, the moderators.

 2011/7/21 12:20
mikey2
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Thanks Chris, did not see that about politics.

Bill did I offend you?

Mike

 2011/7/21 12:28Profile









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Natan should we not be extending grace toward Mikey. He may have made a mistake in his reponse toward Bill. But who among us has not gotten worked up and typed things and had to say I am sorry. I know I have had to do so. Whether one has 41 post or 4100 post, we all are prone to make mistakes. I urge let mercy triumph over judgement.

 2011/7/21 16:28
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 Re: Big money gets behind Rick Perry for president

Hi Endzone,

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BTW, are we allowed to talk politics here?



Thanks for asking. As a rule, we avoid discussing political views and concerns here. This paragraph in particular (from our Disclaimer and Community Rules Chris posted) explains the intent behind this policy.

"We have found it necessary to curtail political discussion here for a variety of reasons. It is primarily out of step with the manner and thrust of Sermon Index in it's intention and we have found little good to come from an allowance of things based politically into the discussions."

Naturally, because politics seems to touch every shpere of life these days, differing political perspectives occasionally appear in members postings, but in general the agreement here to avoid political posts has reduced fruitless contention here in the forums:)

Thanks again for asking,

Mike


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Mike Compton

 2011/7/21 18:17Profile
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mikey2 did not see that about politics. Bill did I offend you? Mike



No you didn't, maybe I responded a little out there for someone that don't know me, it's just this has to be the 4th or 5th thread on Rick Perry. I guess what I am missing here is, why would we all not be behind anything/anyone that's condoning the spirit of Prayer? What really bothers me the most is, some here are "pre-judging" something that has not even happened yet, this could turn out to be a miracle we all need, to begin something big. Has God told some of the nay sayers that he did not endorse this? I mean how could this possibly be much/any different than what were seeing in our Churches now days? I guess maybe sometimes I am a little to optimistic, but it's always benefited me to be an optimist, it just makes me look at people/life with a better attitude.


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Bill

 2011/7/21 18:53Profile
mikey2
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Hey Bill,

I think you may have missed the original question. It was not about prayer, but I know the thread you are talking about.

Mike

 2011/7/21 19:25Profile









 Re: "mikey"

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you should repent and ask forgiveness from Bill immediately for the spirit behind that accusation, and the inherent backbiting and diviseness with bringing that filthy fleshly worldliness onto a forum where the saints tarry for Revival.

there is a place, there is the freedom for such discourse, but that place aint here...if the moderators or Greg Gordon decide this is the place for such, so be it.



Natan you are out of control sir. You sound like a haughty arrogant demonic spirit speaking. I believe you are speaking under the control of a demonic spirit.

EZ

 2011/7/21 19:37





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