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  1. I'd like to say goodbye to some of the people I have met on this forum, and who prayed for me. I brought up a controversial topic about tares among the wheat, and was made fun of by Spock and Joshuatree. It was a hard topic to post on; they made it harder, Spock poking fun and saying we should make a list of the members who are tares, and Joshuatree saying something to the effect of how I knew I was the wheat. Any true believer knows who they are, and what happened to them, along with the corresponding verse. It was disrespectful and rude. It's a shame that this would be done on a Christian forum, and worse that a moderator would not correct those who would do this. It reminded me of a worldly church I was in, where preferential treatment was given to certain people in the church. My husband laughed when I told him about the two hecklers - he said they're no different than worldly people. I thought I had a lot of experience and wisdom to share, but I learned this Christian forum is worse than a non-Christian forum I had been on, sad to say. I am hurt and saddened that Christians would act this way, and a moderator would permit it. I have terminated my account. I wish you all the best in the coming times.
  2. Heckling on this forum

    I'd like to say goodbye to some of the people I have met on this forum, and who prayed for me. I brought up a controversial topic about tares among the wheat, and was made fun of. It was a hard topic to post on; they made it harder saying we should make a list of the members who are tares, and saying something to the effect of how I knew I was the wheat. Any true believer knows who they are, and what happened to them, along with the corresponding verse. It was disrespectful and rude. It's a shame that this would be done on a Christian forum, and worse that a moderator would not correct those who would do this. It reminded me of a worldly church I was in, where preferential treatment was given to certain people in the church. My husband laughed when I told him about the two hecklers - he said Christians are no different than worldly people. I guess he learned the lesson before I did. I thought I had a lot of experience and wisdom to share, but I learned this Christian forum is worse than a non-Christian forum I had been on, sad to say. I am hurt and saddened that Christians would act this way, and a moderator would permit it. I have terminated my account. I wish you all the best in the coming times.
  3. The tares among the wheat here

    You too. I appreciated bouncing off of you. I don't get out anymore, so I need the iron that sharpens iron.
  4. The tares among the wheat here

    Great point!!! I guess it would be his place of choice. You have a good point, we should look within to search our heart to "see if there be any wicked way in me..." I guess looking within would be the wisest first course of action. I have seen satan use even Christians, and has probably used me at times. I wonder how he gains access to our thoughts - I've never read any good books about it, although I have read a number of spiritual warfare books. I know we are to take every thought captive. I think it's very hard to determine when it's wise to act and wise to not act. When speaking with another believer, you don't know where they're at spiritually. They may be leagues ahead of you in knowledge and wisdom, or leagues behind. I have a sister who told me with authority, that Christ already came back. She's a preterist. I never talk to her, but the last time I spoke with her, she had a well-laid-out argument, complete with bible verses, that Christ already came back. I didn't believe in what she did, but told her that maybe God gave her knowledge in that area, that he hasn't given me yet. I think the evil on is so subtle though, that he makes use of Christian's desire to be good, loving people. A lawyer we knew, made nasty cracks about other people's kids in the town we used to live in. I let it go, but finally told him it was known that his son was dealing drugs in the town. He hurled that "Christian" club at me, accusing me of being "unchristian." Yet not once did he face up to his pompous pointing the finger at everyone else's kid in the town.
  5. The tares among the wheat here

    Yes - I hold to that verse at times- I had forgotten it. I think that was given because we are walking around in a land mine of people controlled by the evil one. I can usually discern someone in person pretty quickly. It's harder on a forum. I've been in the presence of evil people before. One time my husband & I were in the city, and walked into a store that had knick knacks or something in the window. When we walked in, I can't explain it, but I felt really uncomfortable. A black cat walked around the counter, and I glanced up at this wall in the back, with all these mannequin legs, heads, and arms sticking out of the wall in this long hallway. I looked around and saw several ungodly objects. I got my husband and walked out. So, as to those people, who were obviously involved in black arts, we should not be hateful to them, and I suppose prayer for their salvation would be in order. But if they went to a school board meeting and tried to get a false religion taught to the classroom, I think as Christians, we should oppose it. I see many Christians tripped up at this point, myself included. I have a friend who doesn't take action on anything. They just coast along and never speak up. I don't think God meant us to do that. I'm still working out what I think God wants of us. I see a lot of confusion among Christians on different issues.
  6. The tares among the wheat here

    I don't know if that's a healthy stance to take. My views are always evolving as I'm given more light, but this is how I see it now. If you were in church, and knew someone who lived next door to you was involved in evil practices and they played up to and hoodwinked the pastor to teach the children's sunday school class, wouldn't you feel it your duty to tell the pastor what you know. People are so afraid to be seen as judgmental, that positive harm can sometimes happen.
  7. The tares among the wheat here

    The way I have interpreted it, and I don't know if my way is even right, but scripture states to love our enemies, but to what it extent we don't know. The false Christians who started their own church did a lot of damage to people's faith, the pastor told us. So when everyone was busy loving them, maybe they should have been exposing them.
  8. The tares among the wheat here

    It's love our brother - I interpret that to mean fellow believers, not those from the evil one.
  9. The tares among the wheat here

    I never looked into the meaning, now that you mention it. I just assumed at face value, they were satan's children, planted among God's.
  10. The tares among the wheat here

    Yes, I'm learning that - I should have been more vigilant.
  11. The tares among the wheat here

    Yes - I'm learning that. I was never on a Christian forum before, even though I'm older.
  12. The tares among the wheat here

    I couldn't put my finger on it. I just felt they were insincere. They did things that were worldly, such as on Christmas, everyone bought a gift, and a table would be called, and would go up and select a gift from the stage. When their table was called, they almost knocked others down in their rush to get to the stage to grab all the big gifts. I just put together things like that I saw them do. I had also been warned about them by a friend - but my husband liked them. I had been a believer longer than my husband, and he didn't have the same discernment. The pastor finally left the church, and agreed to talk to us before he left. What an earful - they were every bit the terrible people that I'd discerned they were.
  13. The tares among the wheat here

    Yes it does, therein lies some discernment. It also tells us to "shake the dust off our feet" when dealing with certain people. I think we are to love them, but be very cautious with them. It's a tough topic. I think evil has a way of using our "Christian love" against us. If you stand against evil, you are accused of being "unchristian"! AARRGGHH! Not that terrible word! Forgive me, oh I'm so sorry! I should have not questioned you when you told me Allah is the true God! How unloving of me!!! This is how I've seen evil overcome good people. We don't want to be accused of being unloving and unchristian.
  14. The tares among the wheat here

    I agree with your point of view. I learned this awhile back when a supposed "Christian family" started their own church. I never felt comfortable around them. Later, my discomfort was substantiated.
  15. The tares among the wheat here

    But not everyone is "our brother." Some are from the evil one.
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