Please keep an eye on the “Rules” thread.
Check here frequently for changes!
We, The Staff, reserve the right to change these rules at any time, without notice.
It is incumbent on you, the members, to review these policies.
Posts that are argumentative, intentionally off topic, or repetitively "pushing Doctrine", May be edited or removed.
Name calling, nasty remarks, inappropriate postings, or outbursts of anger will not be tolerated. It may be removed or edited at our discretion, or it might be left for all to see.
If a post or topic is removed, and you do not agree with this, please contact us, and we will address your item as soon as possible.
If you feel another member is being treated unfairly or abused, please contact us.
If you feel a member has/is violating the rules and a Moderator does not appear to be present, please contact us.
Posts that complain or continually comment about Moderator actions are seriously frowned upon. A question or two is alright, as we seek to be transparent in our actions. Once these questions are answered and clarified (if needed) further comments about it are unneeded, and are subject to removal. There are also times where it may not be appropriate to discuss certain things (emails to a member, for example), please keep that in mind.
Here are a few pointers (aka "rules"):
1. ANY SALVATION BASED TOPIC IS SUBJECT TO STRICT MODERATION, at the discretion of the Moderators and Andrew Strom - ONLY.
2. ANY NON-SALVATION BASED TOPIC or POST that is causing, or starting to cause strife and/or division May be subject to immediate closure or deletion at the discretion of the Staff, without warning.
This may include, but is not limited to:
A) "Replacement Theologies"
B) "Rapture" discussion of any form
C) "Dispensation Doctrines"
D) "Calvinism" and/or "Armenian" Doctrines
3. Avoid any discussions or comments that contradict The Bible, the validity of The Bible, and/or the Nature of God.
This includes discussions about "which version of The Bible" is "better".
These things are subject to immediate deletion without warning.
4. Pro-Universalism topics and posts are seriously frowned upon. There is ONE Narrow Way to Salvation - Christ Jesus.
These are subject to immediate deletion without warning.
5. Doctrines or statements that "minimize" or eliminate the possibility of "Hell" and the "Lake of Fire" are subject to immediate deletion.
6. Trinity/Oneness discussions will be STRICTLY Moderated, but very likely deleted immediately.
Take note here - we are talking about Discussions of these things. We, the staff, really wont bother anyone for stating they hold a belief, so long as they aren't pushing things that are "out of bounds". We have people here, for example, that are pre-trib rapture believers, and others that believe post-trib rapture. So long as it doesn't become "discussion", we aren't concerned much about that.
It's apparent to us, the staff, that many members put personal websites in their profile, which becomes a link in their member name.
CHANGE EFFECTIVE 7/16/2011:
We are allowing members to post email addresses and personal information at their discretion. Please be cautious about this, since posting information publicly could be abused by a reader or "lurker". Remember, not all readers are members - the forum is open to any eyes that surf the Internet.
We are also willing to privately pass on email information to another member, if ~BOTH~ parties email us. That way emails need not be posted publicly, if you don't want it made public.
Please put your member name in the Subject Line when you send the request! (!)
ALSO IMPORTANT: Please be sure to obey copyright laws!!
From the Registration Page:
The main Moderators of this website are- Andrew Strom, John Sutton, and ChildofGod (Susan Doyle). We love comments, and usually we will only delete or edit comments when they are- Ugly, mean-spirited, or stirring up needless strife, etc. We definitely believe in allowing people to have their opinion – but we watch for these things because they can cause real problems. And this is a Christian site. Some topics – like Preterism, Predestination and PreTrib/PostTrib arguments – are renowned for causing strife. Thus we try and avoid them most of the time.
BASIC RULES: POST IN LOVE, DON’T SLANDER MINISTRIES, THIS IS NOT A “WAR” AND YOUR FELLOW-POSTERS ON THIS SITE ARE NOT YOUR “ENEMIES” TO BE PROVED WRONG! LET LOVE BE OVER ALL.
Having said all of this, you are welcome to this site – and we look forward to your input! We just needed to lay down some ground-rules to prevent problems, and to make this a better experience for all.