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Hang on!  It's bound to get better.

OFIBP and I first came to OB about the same time. As he has stated there has been a change. Question is: what has occurred that "It's bound to get better"?

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Chippewa Lake Baptist. More and more involved there so not leaving for Cleveland, thus I can listen to Bro Folger online or MP3. One can never listen to too much good, solid preaching.

Yes, great to hear Bro Folger. Of course, with a name like Folger, how could he be anything but good? :coffee2:

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OFIBP and I first came to OB about the same time. As he has stated there has been a change. Question is: what has occurred that "It's bound to get better"?

 

Don't ask. Please.

 
I meant that in a positive way, Salyan.  I didn't mean anything bad by it.

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Very true, very true.  Just kind of a shock when you haven't been somewhere for a while, you come back and from the surface, looks like there's been a changing of the guard, or at least, a letting down of it, but anyway.  WOW, what a run-on sentence!

 

I think 'from the surface' is the significant term there. What we've seen going on recently is one undeniably big spat between about three or four forum members, carried on over three or four threads. But there are hundreds of members and dozens of threads active at any one time, so it's hardly representive of the forum overall. There's been no change of guard: the forum is still run by Matt and together with the mods he and they run the site the same way they've always run it. The membership is the same too: a bunch of people, coming and going, for the most part fellowshipping, given to arguing now and then. By God's grace the fellowshipping happens a lot more than the arguing, and that's not true for all forums.

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Some of the arguments I've seen are silly. Some that I have seen are worthy. Some of them I've been the dummy :) But for the most part, the arguments I have seen on here are NOTHING compared to some of the vitriol I have seen on other forums...BAPTIST forums. 

 

I have had my share of disagreements with others on here. I have had some sharp disagreements with John81, JerryNumbers, Ukelelemike, Heartstrings, but  as a viscous watchdog that bites back, I would defend those brothers in a heartbeat against any outsider that enters this forum with an agenda against King James Only Bible believing fundamental Baptists. There's quite a bit of good iron sharpening here (Prov 27:17) even though sometimes it can get a little out of hand.

 

"And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus" Acts 15:39 and then later Paul said, "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry." 1 Tim 4:11

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I think 'from the surface' is the significant term there. What we've seen going on recently is one undeniably big spat between about three or four forum members, carried on over three or four threads. But there are hundreds of members and dozens of threads active at any one time, so it's hardly representive of the forum overall. There's been no change of guard: the forum is still run by Matt and together with the mods he and they run the site the same way they've always run it. The membership is the same too: a bunch of people, coming and going, for the most part fellowshipping, given to arguing now and then. By God's grace the fellowshipping happens a lot more than the arguing, and that's not true for all forums.

 

You have a point and yes, from the surface is a key phrase in my post.  However, said arguments/posters are in the lime light when I've been looking in the past few days.  I'm sure if I'd dig a little deeper, I'd find more fellowshipping, but used to be, I wouldn't have had to dig to find it.  Maybe, when I have more time to devote up here, whenever that is, I'll start the excavation.

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Some of the arguments I've seen are silly. Some that I have seen are worthy. Some of them I've been the dummy :) But for the most part, the arguments I have seen on here are NOTHING compared to some of the vitriol I have seen on other forums...BAPTIST forums. 

 

I have had my share of disagreements with others on here. I have had some sharp disagreements with John81, JerryNumbers, Ukelelemike, Heartstrings, but  as a viscous watchdog that bites back, I would defend those brothers in a heartbeat against any outsider that enters this forum with an agenda against King James Only Bible believing fundamental Baptists. There's quite a bit of good iron sharpening here (Prov 27:17) even though sometimes it can get a little out of hand.

 

"And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus" Acts 15:39 and then later Paul said, "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry." 1 Tim 4:11

 

Dr. James Ach, good point there.  Iron sharpening always helps, but some stuff put in that category is down-right argumentative and plumb hateful.  Yes, stand and contend for the faith, but do it with/on the KJB rightly divided and in the right spirit.  I've been guilty of not having things right there, but I sure want to.

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:wave: Hi!

 

I've been lurking for a few days just getting a feel of the community here. It's been.....interesting.... :blink:  :unsure: but I've been around Baptists my whole life, so I know we can be a bit odd at times....erm...frequently.  ;) Anyhow I look forward to getting more involved in the community as time goes by.  :D

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Hi, my name is Darrin and I am from Edmonton Alberta. My username is fbc.And wow what a coincidence to know Josh Owens (OFIB) I recently emailed him looking for a Larry Wells sermon when in fact that it was this site I got the original link for that sermon, and hey Josh it is still here!

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I don't know if I introduced myself or not --- if so, I retract the intro.

 

I've thought about changing my screen name and avatar to leave people guessing as to my gender and whether I'm a preacher or not.   :bleh:

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The church I attend is called Community Bible Church. If you go to cbcedmonton on YouTube you can hear our messages. Sorry the sound isn't the greatest but we are working on it.

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You're at the Zyla's church! I haven't been there, but I know them. We've done J&R for them and they used to come out and help at printshop. When you see them, maybe you could tell them that Sarah misses seeing them at printshop. :)

 

I go to Victory Baptist in Sherwood Park. Very cool to have someone within hailing distance on OB:thumb:

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I don't know if I introduced myself or not --- if so, I retract the intro.

 

I've thought about changing my screen name and avatar to leave people guessing as to my gender and whether I'm a preacher or not.   :bleh:

 

Fancy doing an avatar swapsies for a couple of days, OFP? That would confuse people!

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You're at the Zyla's church! I haven't been there, but I know them. We've done J&R for them and they used to come out and help at printshop. When you see them, maybe you could tell them that Sarah misses seeing them at printshop. :)

I go to Victory Baptist in Sherwood Park. Very cool to have someone within hailing distance on OB. :thumb:

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