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This is my first post here.  So I'll pose 3 questions about the site's unstated preferences.

(1) What seemingly plausible topics are in fact taboo here, perhaps because they have generated too much discord and too many toxic responses?

(2) Do site members prefer threads that provoke constructive debate?

(3) Are YouTube videos that instruct or clarify issues welcome or even preferred?

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Shalom Deadworm,

Welcome to Worthy Christian Forums. Please feel free to browse around and get to know everyone. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.  As soon as you post a few times and after they are approved, it'll tell us that you are "real" person and not a "bot", you'll be free to post throughout our forums and join our chat rooms.  Forgive us for this minor inconvenience, however, we've had issues in the past with Spammers!

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Let me share a little bit of my vision for the ministry in a parable.

Let's say I'm throwing a big party and am inviting the world to the party (the forums) and I want everyone to have a great time, eating (reading through posts being fed), drinking (being encouraged to walk in His Word), and having fellowship with one another.  In Israel, we have Shabbat meals -- and whenever you have 2 Jews -- you have 3 opinions -- it's GREAT to be opinionated.  I encourage discussions ... but during our Shabbat meals ... we never ever get to the point in disagreements whereby food is being tossed and seriously yelling takes place!  And if someone comes into the meal ... and starts throwing food ... and yells at everyone -- what do you suppose the head of the Shabbat meal will do?  He'll escort those causing problems out of the house!  Why?  Because the whole reason for the gathering was to learn from one another ... to have a great time of fellowship!  

Some people like to constantly throw food and yell ... they won't last on Worthy ... because they missed the point of the party ... it's a prequel to the true party -- the Lamb's Supper!  

All I'm trying to provide is a place to allow true fellowship ... and discussions in love ... in the hopes it will be a catalyst for true REVIVAL based on REPENTANCE!

I hope you have a blessed time at Worthy!

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Your brother in the Lord with much agape love,

George

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Leviticus 19:15:
"You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly.   You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord.
   ‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.    You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord."

Philipians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.   The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

-Pv-

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Welcome, Deadworm.  We definitely prefer constructive posts of any kind.  

Col 3:12  Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; Col 3:13  bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  Col 3:14  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

Videos are welcome but must be posted in the Video area and preapproved by staff.  They have a time limit of 30 minutes, I think.  

The most controversial topic that gets closed down is between free will and predestination or once saved always saved versus losing salvation.  They are much the same.  

 

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5 hours ago, Deadworm said:

This is my first post here.  So I'll pose 3 questions about the site's unstated preferences.

(1) What seemingly plausible topics are in fact taboo here, perhaps because they have generated too much discord and too many toxic responses?

(2) Do site members prefer threads that provoke constructive debate?

(3) Are YouTube videos that instruct or clarify issues welcome or even preferred?

Hi and a welcome to Worthy. ;) Glad you have joined us. In terms of your questions here's my views 1. If you go into the forums you can are for yourself. Go down the list and see what the threads were like. Heated debates happen all the time and generally stay away from these. But please don't feel restricted. If you can present what you honestly believe to be the truth in way that is loving, you could say almost anything. The rules and what George posted is an excellent guide. 2. I would say that this is mostly true but I think people take what they believe very seriously and are passionate defenders of that and I think for this reason what can start out constructive can devolve into wild accusations and insults. 3. There is a place for videos and there are very clear rules about this. I think these rules are reasonable. So my advice is to read those rules thoroughly and let them guide you if you want to post videos.

If you have further questions, please feel free to ask. Enjoy the forums. God bless

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Shalom @Deadworm

Welcome to the forum!

You have started with a wise post....

6 hours ago, Deadworm said:

This is my first post here.  So I'll pose 3 questions about the site's unstated preferences.

(1) What seemingly plausible topics are in fact taboo here, perhaps because they have generated too much discord and too many toxic responses?

(2) Do site members prefer threads that provoke constructive debate?

(3) Are YouTube videos that instruct or clarify issues welcome or even preferred?

1. Sabbath observance and any of Torah observance.  It gets people really fired up in here and soon turns a debate into a Scripture slinging match.

2. Most say they do but they actually don't.  It you write anything too controversial, it will likely get reported (and 3 reports means deletion of the topic I believe).  Many seem to lean towards being offended first rather than considering an opposing view - so you have to word things very delicately.

3. I personally like them, not sure about everyone else.  However, you might find that your video posts are moved to the video section of this forum - rather than the main General Discussion (as an example).  All videos will be hidden until approved by the moderators as well.

I hope that doesn't dissuade you too much.  I'm just being completely upfront with you before you run into hurdles.  I'm sure you will still enjoy your time here.

Love & Shalom

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817B4487-0F1E-4A48-9AAE-72B67AB9A432.gif.5611e91b6798877ca4cba99ea0657293.gif Deadworm, and welcome!

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God bless and guide you as you fellowship here. A number of us prefer threads that promote praise of our Savior Jesus Christ and harmony in the members of His Body.

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1 Timothy 6:3-6
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.  But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Titus 2:3:

Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,   so that they may encourage the young women to
 their husbands, to love their children,   to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.  Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;  in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

2 Timothy 2:5-17
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.   But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,   and their talk will spread like gangrene.

Titus 3:9
But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.


-Pv-

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