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About OneLight

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    I really enjoy discussing the Bible. There is so much to learn and so much to share.

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  1. OneLight

    About Fasting

    Isaiah 58 gives us the reasons why we should fast.
  2. Thank you George ... words that I have been waiting to hear.
  3. OneLight

    What is the "Secret Rapture"

    This is surely a difficult topic. Reading the opposing views is like trying to get a drink of water from a wide open fire hydrant. I have been told by both pre-tribulation and pre wrath folks why the last trump cannot be the seventh trumpet. I simply cannot see why not, but I am trying. I like to compare 1Corinthians 15:51&52 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed" to Revelation 10:7 "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets." Notice how well these two verses compliment each other. Paul shows us a mystery, which is to occur at the last trump and John finishes the mystery at the last trump. There are some who will consider your words, but not many. You will find that most people are stern in their doctrine and would much rather debate then discuss, which is why I stay out of such discussions. They are here to teach and not discuss.
  4. OneLight

    Tips for Better Forum Communication

    This one is about replying since there is a lot of practical advice about reading other posts. If done correctly, this should resolve how clarity in what you say will not be an issue. Take time to respond, don't just shoot from the hip. When you read a post that you are moved to respond to, take time to understand what the person is saying and then begin your response. After you feel you are completed your response, step back for a minute or two and return to your post to reread it, but this time, learn to read it as if you are reading it for the very first time with no preconceived idea of what the response is about. Learning how to do this will allow you to put yourself in the readers seat so you can actually see what the words are saying and not what you meant them to say. IF what the words actually say is not what you want to say, edit your response until it is clear and to the point you want to make. A few extra minutes will save hours of grief and misunderstandings. Too many times I have seen people just throw out a response and get upset when people take away from the post something different then what the poster thought they were saying and the fight begins.
  5. OneLight

    Your thorn in the flesh...

    My thorn? It wold be the memories of who I once was, the nightmares these memories create. I have peace in Him, but my past cannot be forgotten to ensure I do not repeat it.
  6. OneLight

    Is it a good idea to read books like The Message

    I use to go to a certain church in my area. It went from using the ESV to The Message. I confronted the lead pastor at that time and he said it is OK to use the message. I left the church. Not long afterward, the church split and the pastor was replaced. The Message is not Gods word and divides the body. Stay away from it.
  7. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    That's what I mean. If you have access to the Ministry Forum, you must be a Watchman or some part of ministry. If the Watchmen don't know who each other are, how can a new member reach out to them for help?
  8. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    I am sure Steve, Mega will read it and George will be notified. It may even get reported?!? George is busy in his travels and is not here that often, only when he has free time.
  9. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    We used to know who the Watchmen were as they had their title. Not one has a title anymore. Ask any new member who the watchmen are and you will get an astounding "Whats a Watchmen?".
  10. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    I agree. If someone can join a local group and do their own personal studies, great. Yet, what about those who cannot? Where do they turn but here or another site? Not everyone has the luxury of growing up in a Christian household, or are currently in one. There are those who cannot get out of their house. You have kids with unbelieving parents, or spouses with an unbelieving spouse. There are also those who are just plain searching that would not know where to turn. There are a lot of reasons why people come here. If we are of Him, we need to be about His business.
  11. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    Everyone here loves Worthy. We just want back the Worthy that we knew. As you said, the only defense a member has is to stay clear of certain threads. By doing this, members may stick around and even enjoy themselves. Trouble is, the more false teaching runs rampart, the less threads there are to enjoy.
  12. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    I can honestly say that for the most part, they don't agree. Their only job is to allow the threads to continue without violating the TOS, even if it is garbage being posted. What I have seen changed drastically are a few things: Anti-Semitic threads are allowed when they were once shut down quickly RCC doctrine being taught and slammed when it once was not allowed Outrageous personal attacks back and forth over news and conflicting sides of an idea that once was never accepted Peoples salvation attacked because someone disagrees with someone's personal doctrine - never was allowed. What was allowed is the debate on the subject, not the person Out of hand conspiracy theories continuing because someone thought it was best to allow it, so a forum was created just for such debates and discussions - the focus was on Christ, not governments People would join in on bible lessons, now everyone has a lesson of their own. An unwritten rule I was informed of years ago was that only those in Ministry could teach, but this has been denied top down even though I know I was taught it - open door for any false teaching continues These are just a few off the top of my head. BrutalHeart said something inline with when a site begins, it is a great place to be, but when the word gets out, it becomes a zoo if allowed. Lately, the topics here are like a zoo with every animal speaking their own language and nobody understands each other as the link to the discussions have been replaced with self. The best thing that could happen here is if the focus returned toward scripture, salvation and discipleship, true discipleship.
  13. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    Please, don't turn this personal or it will loose it's purpose. Personal attacking is one of the problems with this site.
  14. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    Let's not make this personal. The problem is what is presently going on here and how far it has changed. What is the most popular thread on this site, the one that grows the quickest at an average of 46 posts a day? Is it Christ centered or just having fun? Is this a Christ centered site or a a site trying to be like Facebook? The difference is, with Facebook, you only hear from your friends unless you look around. Here, it is live for anyone and everyone to read.
  15. OneLight

    Worthy has changed a lot in ten years ...

    Have you noticed who those who teach and edify are? New members and false teachers, while those who can have found their threads they hang in most of the time, tired of repeating themselves. The problem is, this site, when welcomed questions, have been overrun with questions and nobody willing to pick up the gantlet to answer them. It's easy to condemn a thread like this in the name of protecting what once was while turning a blind eye to what it has become.