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John 3:16 KJV: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


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Anonymous 01/08/2023 (Sun) 06:40:18 ID: 257d49 No.23184
Hello anons. I have some questions to inspire thought and debate. 1.Do you believe that this /christian/ community is contributing to the advancement of the kingdom of God? Can God use this imageboard to change someone's life? 2.Do you believe that prayers made by anonymous people can change someone's life? Forgive my bad English. It's my first time posting here.
>>23184 1.Do you believe that this /christian/ community is contributing to the advancement of the kingdom of God? Can God use this imageboard to change someone's life? it lets me learn and i can connect more easily with more people "like me" 2.Do you believe that prayers made by anonymous people can change someone's life? there are people all over the globe praying for us, i know God is hearing why not some anonymous in the deepchanweb?
>>23286 it doesnt sound too extreme? job prayed for his friend after they made and offering but they didnt pray to job correct me if im missing something here
>>23184 Let's try to get this thread back on track: >1.Do you believe that this /christian/ community is contributing to the advancement of the kingdom of God? Can God use this imageboard to change someone's life? I personally have mixed feelings about the first part of this question. The second part of the question is a very easy yes. God can change someone's life through an unlimited possibility of means. As such, yes, this place has the potential to change someone's life by the Grace of God, absolutely. The problem, is that anonymous image boards, such as the one we are on, for obvious reasons, pours gasoline on the kindling that is the Online Disinhibition Effect - basically a fancy schmancy term to describe the phenomenon of the tendency of people to act like insufferable jerks, or at least in a manner they never would in real life, because of anonymity or the perception of anonymity. Thus, anonymous image boards tend to be absolutely infested with trolls and those with mental illnesses who would not be tolerated in other online communities with better moderation and standards. So you could potentially have a profound theologically conversation on this board that could affect you in a positive way. But you honestly have a better chance of getting into a petty and futile argument with a bad faith troll, or a mental case who cannot be reasoned with; or at the very least getting into an ugly argument with someone else in good faith, because decorum and manners can often go out the window with anonymity and being absent from the cues and consequences of interacting with someone in real life. On the other hand, there are definitely people here, who for whatever reasons, feel more comfortable in this environment in comparison to more traditional online venues of communication. The fact that /christian/ boards exist in the first place, indicates that there are people in these communities that clearly want and need to be churched and reached. So for me personally, there is a tension between wanting to be there for people who feel most at home on anonymous image boards, but also getting fed up with the trolling, juvenileness and chaos inherit to image boards. 2.Do you believe that prayers made by anonymous people can change someone's life? Absolutely; yes.
>>23372 >words words words
>>23388 You might want to try a more traditional forum, like here: https://www.christianforums.com And then just join a sub-forum that most matches your denomination or interests.
>>23376 The true church are those who follow the Bible not your fallible and venal frauds who claim to speak in the stead of God. You say that your big C Church says that you can't understand the Bible without the big C Church explaining it but you can't even point to who the big C Church even is in the present world. Human traditions always pass away but the word of God never passes away. That is why your "Church" of vanities is forsaken.
>>23417 In that passage you quoted, Peter is saying that he and others heard an audible voice of God from heaven - and that the scriptures are even more sure than their witness, because the scriptures were not men's words, but the Holy Ghost through the human speakers/writers. I'm glad you posted the context, but you completely ignore the context when you focus on verse 20 alone. If that's the only scripture you can cite to prove we can't understand the scripture without the RCC, I'd rethink it.
>>23417 >you can't understand the Bible without the Big C Church If one cannot understand it (*properly*), it is a reasonable inference that one CAN'T ACTUALLY FOLLOW IT. Who IS the Big C Church in our time? Give a serious answer that you have conviction in. Christ said He would be with us Always, even to the end of the age. Which one is the Church within which His presence dwells and His truth is living to this day? The Rabbinical Jews make the same argument, that they exclusively as the Chosen People have the right to interpret scripture and that the Gentiles are completely without understanding and do not even deserve to read the Tanakh for it would only confuse them. Yet Christ defied them and made their argument entirely meritless. Why do you take after the likeness of a tree that He had hewn down for its corrupt nature?
>>23419 >If one cannot understand it (*properly*), it is a reasonable inference that one CAN'T ACTUALLY FOLLOW IT. You can follow what the Church teaches about the Bible. Those who reject Matt 16, and reject the Church of Christ that the Lord created are following something else. The Big C Church is the faith left by the Bible the teachings of the True Popes and the traditions of the church before it fell to the Freemasons. You are right, I can't point to a church building or a parish with the "Church", but as protestants are fond of saying, the Church is the people. So the people who follow the faith of Bible and True Popes and Traditions (like penance) are the Church. The Jews believed that God choose them. The Lord says he can make sons of Abraham from rocks if he wants. Christians, on the other hand, choose Christ, and that means accepting all of his word, including Matt 16 and his church
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>>23424 >The Big C Church is the faith left by the Bible the teachings of the True Popes and the traditions of the church before it fell to the Freemasons. You are right, I can't point to a church building or a parish with the "Church", but as protestants are fond of saying, the Church is the people. So the people who follow the faith of Bible and True Popes and Traditions (like penance) are the Church. Your answer is responsibly made. The mods have deleted half the posts in the thread, so to continue in this quarrel is of no use. Go in peace and may God be with you.

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