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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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On another message board, "Dr"JamesAch is falsely claiming that I have "numerous accounts" here.

 

Obviously, what our false witness bearing friend says elsewhere is not your problem.

 

However, if what he is saying is true (and, like all the other accusations he's made toward me, it's not), then that would a violation of OB rules.

 

Would you please investigate this and tell us whether or not I have any other accounts?

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Have you contacted the other board webmaster about this? Also can you PM me a link to the board?

I'm more concerned about disproving his claims that I have "numerous accounts" on OB.

 

The other board isn't an issue. He's about to be banned from there, anyway.

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I'm more concerned about disproving his claims that I have "numerous accounts" on OB.

 

The other board isn't an issue. He's about to be banned from there, anyway.

While that's understood ("The other board isn't an issue"); at the same time, for an individual who claims to be a born again, IB preacher to be lying about someones's activity on this board (IF that's actually happening) somewhere else (online or off) IS an issue.

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I'm more concerned about disproving his claims that I have "numerous accounts" on OB.

 

The other board isn't an issue. He's about to be banned from there, anyway.

Sounds like from your OP the other board is the issue.

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Had Dr Ach wanted an accusation from another board to be known here, I am sure he would gladly have posted it. 

We all know he does not pull any punches.

That said, BroMatt has the link to the post Auburn was complaining about and I am sure he will take appropriate measures.

Regardless, if BroMatt reads the post, he will see that accusations were first made toward Dr Ach by Auburn.  Why is Auburn complaining when he was the original accusing party?

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I think we should wait to hear from Dr. James Ach's side of the story. Sounds like the OP wants him banned from both websites.

 

No, not at all. I just want the mods to investigate me to tell me whether or not I have more than one account here.

 

I know I don't, but I would like their decision as evidence.

 

And, besides, whether I want him banned from BaptistBoard is a moot point at this point, as he's probably going to be banned, anyway. He's already had two threads closed and a stern rebuke from the mods.

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Regardless, if BroMatt reads the post, he will see that accusations were first made toward Dr Ach by Auburn.  Why is Auburn complaining when he was the original accusing party?

Even if that were true, I'm not complaining. I'm just asking a question.

 

Don't you think it's reasonable of me to want to know if I'm breaking the rules by having these alleged "numerous accounts"?

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Sounds like from your OP the other board is the issue.

Not at all. He's been dealt with on the other board.

 

What I'm doing is bringing his complaint here to ask the moderators to investigate it and, if warranted, to punish my alleged violation of the rules.

 

That seems fair, doesn't it? I mean, I'm not above the rules, am I? If his accusation is true, shouldn't it be addressed?

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The thing about investigating does not necessarily mean you don't have more than one account. 

The mods or administrators would have to know other factors as well.  For instance, if you change your ISP, your IP also changes... which means a different IP.  One could sign up under one name and then change IP's and sign up under an entirely different name without being detected.   Or, signing on using a different name while visiting a different location, such as a hospital or library.

Am I accusing you of doing such?  Not at all.  I am just pointing out the fact that one can put multiple names on a board without being detected using several methods.

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The thing about investigating does not necessarily mean you don't have more than one account. 

The mods or administrators would have to know other factors as well.  For instance, if you change your ISP, your IP also changes... which means a different IP.  One could sign up under one name and then change IP's and sign up under an entirely different name without being detected.   Or, signing on using a different name while visiting a different location, such as a hospital or library.

Am I accusing you of doing such?  Not at all.  I am just pointing out the fact that one can put multiple names on a board without being detected using several methods.

 

Maybe. But I would rather know if they believe I have one or not. Unfortunately, all I have is their word.

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I didn't deem it necessary to even bother responding to this because I have refused to allow members like this to interrupt the cohesiveness of believers on this forum. The atmosphere on this forum is pleasant, productive and fruitful. There are many different views on here and sometimes debates get heated, but everyone here has made a habit of holding each other accountable, and at OB, we have a fellowship here that works.

 

The atmosphere of BB is vitriolic, spiteful, vengeful, some racism,and is antagonist toward those who do not agree with Calvinism. It is an experience that all of the Non Calvinist have complained about and they have recently begun to "fight back" to the point where it is being referred to as a forum revolution blamed on me.

 

Evidence was shown here, and on the other forum of Auburn88's tactics, and he was shown to be the instigator. I can show links on the BB where Auburn has degraded me on threads that I didn't even participate on. And it is clear that his intention is to cause strife and discord in an attempt to interrupt the cohesiveness of like-minded believers who are in agreement against doctrines that he doesn't approve of.

 

On the BB, the mods did not and have not reprimanded me, they did not close MY thread but someone elses, and the "stern warning" from the admin there was directed at EVERY ONE, not just one person in particular. But, why that is somehow relevant to this forum to me shows the true spirit behind Auburn's intentions. If he truly wanted a moderator to prove he had only one account, he could have PM'd Matt to ask for such instead of making a public spectacle out of an issue that he is angry about on another forum. 

 

I personally would have never raised the issue had Auburn not mentioned my posts and actions on this forum where he attempted to convince others on the BB that I "act like an Arminian" on the OB. This entire fiasco is a caricature created by Auburn, and then when he thought he provoked the response he was looking for, he attempted to play the victim. It didn't work when he tried it here, so then he began to throw my name all over the BB, as I said, in posts that I was not even a part of and of which had nothing to do with me. (I will provide proof of this to anyone that asks in a PM, including Mods if they want to see it).

 

I and several others have our suspicions that Auburn has more than one account. When he first commented me on the thread about "New Argument Against Calvinism" Post 29, he used a pejorative jab referring to me as a Catholic. Mind you, I had never previously had ANY interaction with him, nor on BB, nor any other forum. This was his very FIRST comment to me. At the time, his account had 10 posts on it. Ten posts in the 3 years he has had the account. It now has 139 posts since he has used it often to ridicule Non Calvinists on here and criticize the believers on OB for being "unkind" "judgmental" "unchristian" because we disagree with Calvinism.

 

Having multiple accounts like that serves a good purpose from someone who wants to continue debating with their regular account without risking it being banned, by usurping the flow of threads with a "throw away" account.

 

Is being accused of having more than one account under such circumstances the worst possible accusation that could be levied against Auburn? He seems to think so. But one thing is clear, and I can prove it, and others have already seen the evidence for themselves and weighed in on the matter, that Auburn88, regardless of who he is, started the conflict me, and is not satisfied that I have chosen to ignore him on THIS forum and thus has endeavored to find underhanded ways to try getting under my skin to provoke me here. I refuse to allow him to provoke me here in an attempt to turn the OB into a free-for-all that he is used to on other forums. 

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I didn't deem it necessary to even bother responding to this because I have refused to allow members like this to interrupt the cohesiveness of believers on this forum. The atmosphere on this forum is pleasant, productive and fruitful. There are many different views on here and sometimes debates get heated, but everyone here has made a habit of holding each other accountable, and at OB, we have a fellowship here that works.

 

The atmosphere of BB is vitriolic, spiteful, vengeful, some racism,and is antagonist toward those who do not agree with Calvinism. It is an experience that all of the Non Calvinist have complained about and they have recently begun to "fight back" to the point where it is being referred to as a forum revolution blamed on me.

 

Evidence was shown here, and on the other forum of Auburn88's tactics, and he was shown to be the instigator. I can show links on the BB where Auburn has degraded me on threads that I didn't even participate on. And it is clear that his intention is to cause strife and discord in an attempt to interrupt the cohesiveness of like-minded believers who are in agreement against doctrines that he doesn't approve of.

 

On the BB, the mods did not and have not reprimanded me, they did not close MY thread but someone elses, and the "stern warning" from the admin there was directed at EVERY ONE, not just one person in particular. But, why that is somehow relevant to this forum to me shows the true spirit behind Auburn's intentions. If he truly wanted a moderator to prove he had only one account, he could have PM'd Matt to ask for such instead of making a public spectacle out of an issue that he is angry about on another forum. 

 

I personally would have never raised the issue had Auburn not mentioned my posts and actions on this forum where he attempted to convince others on the BB that I "act like an Arminian" on the OB. This entire fiasco is a caricature created by Auburn, and then when he thought he provoked the response he was looking for, he attempted to play the victim. It didn't work when he tried it here, so then he began to throw my name all over the BB, as I said, in posts that I was not even a part of and of which had nothing to do with me. (I will provide proof of this to anyone that asks in a PM, including Mods if they want to see it).

 

I and several others have our suspicions that Auburn has more than one account. When he first commented me on the thread about "New Argument Against Calvinism" Post 29, he used a pejorative jab referring to me as a Catholic. Mind you, I had never previously had ANY interaction with him, nor on BB, nor any other forum. This was his very FIRST comment to me. At the time, his account had 10 posts on it. Ten posts in the 3 years he has had the account. It now has 139 posts since he has used it often to ridicule Non Calvinists on here and criticize the believers on OB for being "unkind" "judgmental" "unchristian" because we disagree with Calvinism.

 

Having multiple accounts like that serves a good purpose from someone who wants to continue debating with their regular account without risking it being banned, by usurping the flow of threads with a "throw away" account.

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Is being accused of having more than one account under such circumstances the worst possible accusation that could be levied against Auburn? He seems to think so. But one thing is clear, and I can prove it, and others have already seen the evidence for themselves and weighed in on the matter, that Auburn88, regardless of who he is, started the conflict me, and is not satisfied that I have chosen to ignore him on THIS forum and thus has endeavored to find underhanded ways to try getting under my skin to provoke me here. I refuse to allow him to provoke me here in an attempt to turn the OB into a free-for-all that he is used to on other forums. 

In other words, you lied. Just like your father, the Father or Lies, you lied.

 

Where is your evidence that I have "numerous accounts"? What are the names on these alleged accounts? If what you're saying is true, then why aren't the moderators and administrators taking your charges seriously?

 

The only basis you seem to have for your slander and false witness is that I allegedly only had three posts in ten years. How is that evidence?

 

That's not unreasonable at all. This board has very few members (most likely because people passing by see hateful little trolls like you and decide to  skip it). You do realize, don't you, that there are entire forums on this message board that don't receive new posts for weeks or even months at a time.

 

You, yourself, don't even respond to them. So, given that most of them, I don't find interesting enough to post to in the first place. So why is it that unreasonable that I don't post here as often as some others? Is it really damning evidence to you that I have a life outside of the internet? Tthat I'm not such a social pariah that people in the real world actually want to interact with me? If you can't imagine a life away from message boards, then you need to see a doctor about that.

 

Bottom line: Even the moderators aren't taking your charges seriously.

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Auburn, your accusation of Dr Ach being of the devil is uncalled for.  You made false accusations about him on the other board before he even said anything about you.  Get the beam out of your own eye before you try to get a speck out of someone else's.

As to the moderators doing anything, they will.  Maybe you need to cool off before their actions are directed toward you.

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In other words, you lied. Just like your father, the Father or Lies, you lied.

 

Where is your evidence that I have "numerous accounts"? What are the names on these alleged accounts? If what you're saying is true, then why aren't the moderators and administrators taking your charges seriously?

 

The only basis you seem to have for your slander and false witness is that I allegedly only had three posts in ten years. How is that evidence?

 

That's not unreasonable at all. This board has very few members (most likely because people passing by see hateful little trolls like you and decide to  skip it). You do realize, don't you, that there are entire forums on this message board that don't receive new posts for weeks or even months at a time.

 

You, yourself, don't even respond to them. So, given that most of them, I don't find interesting enough to post to in the first place. So why is it that unreasonable that I don't post here as often as some others? Is it really damning evidence to you that I have a life outside of the internet? Tthat I'm not such a social pariah that people in the real world actually want to interact with me? If you can't imagine a life away from message boards, then you need to see a doctor about that.

 

Bottom line: Even the moderators aren't taking your charges seriously.

Ummm...I can't speak for the moderators, but if they aren't responding it's probably because I NEVER MADE A CHARGE! LOL It is something you made a big deal out of ON ANOTHER FORUM and BROUGHT IT HERE, so there's nothing for them to investigate. 

 

But, just look at how you started your comment, by calling my father Satan. I'm pretty sure that not only is that against the OB rules, but is quite un-Christian, and says everything in support of the accusations against you for being vitriolic, and with that being said, I'll let Matt handle it from here.

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Oh and just for everyone here, I finally did receive an infraction on the other forum for "slandering" the NIV. I welcome an infraction like that as a badge of honor, and if anyone would like to complain about it to them, I'll say it again on here:

 

Question: What Bible Version Do You Use?

 

Dr James Ach: The KJV when I want the truth, the NIV when I want to roast marshmallows.

 

That's what I was infracted for and in celebration of that infraction, I'm going to go to the bookstore and buy a 5$ NIV and ROAST SOME MARSHMALLOWS!

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Oh and just for everyone here, I finally did receive an infraction on the other forum for "slandering" the NIV. I welcome an infraction like that as a badge of honor, and if anyone would like to complain about it to them, I'll say it again on here:

 

Question: What Bible Version Do You Use?

 

Dr James Ach: The KJV when I want the truth, the NIV when I want to roast marshmallows.

 

That's what I was infracted for and in celebration of that infraction, I'm going to go to the bookstore and buy a 5$ NIV and ROAST SOME MARSHMALLOWS!

I read that post on the other board.  LOL  Dr Bob wasn't too happy about it. 

I am sure the NIV makes good fuel for roasting Marshmallows or Frankfurters.  LOL.

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