Thank you members for making this the BEST christian social site I have been on! I'm still new here, but I just want to let everyone know how different this website is, compared to several other christian social sites. Everyone here displays so much love & encouragement toward other believers. Members truly display the fruits of the Spirit. So many work hard to teach, edify & encourage other believers. They humbly teach & seek to glorify God first, instead of themselves. I recommend this site to any christian looking to connect with other belivers & grow in the Lord. I have not seen a negative, divisive, critical spirit like other places.
I am sorry to say that I had to leave a couple of other sites where the members spent most of their time very aggressively debating & arguing with each other in their "discussions", putting other christians & their theological beliefs down, sometimes openly ridiculing their beliefs & calling them names (demon, deluded). Just because christians may disagree on a few issues is no reason to attack & belittle each other. Sadly though, a few on those sites even admitted they did not believe in the diety of Christ, the Bible as our infallable authority, or in the Trinity & they openly sought to force their beliefs on others. Many baited other christians to waste time arguing with them. Every time I left those sites, I had negative, uneasy feelings.
But I truly thank God for this site! I always leave here uplifted, more joyful & more motivated to study & obey the Word. I love connecting with believers from all walks of life, from all parts of the world. I have truly been blessed & encouraged by the videos, blogs, forums, & posting here. Displaying love & following the Bible foremost seems to be the focus here. Keep up the good work, for you are truly making a difference! Thank you to all who demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit & follow the following commands:
2Ti 2:15-16 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
Php 2:2-3 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
Gal 5:19-26 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, sexual perversion, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (Voice in the Wilderness translation)
Eph 4:11-13 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:Rom 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MAY HE CONTINUE TO BE GLORIFIED HERE & MAY HE PROTECT THIS SITE!