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  1. And allow me to say one more thing. My use of color was very much a 'contending for the faith' because it was red and red is a common color at Christmas and red is the color of blood Jesus shed...so you are WRONG on that point, again. As to the font size, I have failing eyesite and I use a large print Bible and it is not uncommon for me to use a page magnifier in tools or use larger font because it is easier for me to read and as a form of emphasis to my posts. Jesus used a 'loud voice' at times; should He have been restriced in the Temple because the religious leaders or administrators of the Temple thought it excessive? Of course that question could have been thought to be ludicrous but it very much parallels the discussion you and I are having about fonts and colors. So you are wrong, again. Perhaps you might accomodate someone or others who may have a different view than you as it relates to color and font size....just a thought.
  2. Read your own words!!!!!! You.....YOU have decided my using of 'red' is an ugly color. Then I suggest you have a problem with God who created the color red and He does not consider it ugly and your own site because colors are available and an alternative to using the normal black as a usual color. You...YOU have decided 'giant fonts' are excessiive. Then, again, I suggest you have a problem with God who created printing of various sizes and He does not consider different forms of expression ugly and your own site because font sizes are available and an alternative to using, what, this size (?) as the norm? You...YOU have decided I could care less about breaking the rules and you know little about me or my intentions. Let me quote Jesus: 'You are straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel'. How do I know that? I know that because you appear to be more concerned about a color and a font instead of the message conveyed. I don't know about your maturing in Christ but if this 'color and font size' is an indicator I know you have some maturing to do in the Lord. Solomon said and I am paraphrasing, '..correct a wise man and he will love thee...correct a fool and he will hate thee'. I know I have my own idea on where you stand. Now I have grey hair and am 6'3...is your next move to censure me because you might find my hair color excessive or ugly or my height excessive? I am only using your own words? Am I being satirical? I don't know and I mean that sincerely. What I do not know is, is this site to be an honest exchange of 'faith experience' if I can be allowed to use that term?
  3. Everything I post on this site is 'contending for the faith'. I don't have or believe I have an exact record of my post which put me on this probation but I can imagine it was my posting on Christmas which if my memory serves I was told and I am paraphrasing not to use 'colors or sizes' in my posts which were considered excessive. As moderator of the site you should have a record of my posts and could relate to me why it was believed I was simply arguing and not fellowshipping. If you know your Bible you may recall the Apostle Paul getting in the face of Peter for talking out of both sides of his mouth (again, I am paraphrasing). I was merely doing the same thing in my reference to Christmas which the Christian church is doing in reference to Christmas and Easter. We are told not to love the world but when it comes to these two pagan-originated holidays which have no support in Scripture the Christian church embraces them. I have done my research. I know the history of these supposedly 'Christian holidays' and I also know what the Bible says about the traditions of men. My position is solidly Biblically based and I have been 'disciplined/chastised' by more than one site, pastor or other persons because I refuse to go along with the heresy. Until someone can show me my error from Scripture I will maintain my position and welcome the 'probation/persecution' because Jesus said it would happen and we are to rejoice when it happens when we are persecuted for Christs' sake.
  4. Those who have responded might want to be careful or you might be put on 'moderator queue' as I have been for contending for the faith because the admininistrators of this site believe we are here for fellowship and not arguing which is a definition of contend.
  5. In 2 Peter 2:1 we are told in the last days there will be those who are false teachers and will bring in 'damnable hereresies' and this is an example.
  6. What I am against is false doctrine which Easter and Christmas clearly are. The suggestion I am against Sunday School or Bus Ministries is just nonsensical and having nothing to do with doctrine.
  7. My name is David; I am a blood bought, truth taught, King James Bible reading, Independent, Fundamental, Separated born-again Baptist believer in Jesus Christ. If it is not in Scripture I don't believe it. I don't believe in or practice Christmas, Easter or altar calls because none of it can be supported by Scripture. They are all 'traditions of men' and Jesus called such practice vain and making the Word of God of no effect.
  8. I have heard the 'Romans 14' passage excuse used before and taken out of context the passage will pass for an excuse to celebrate Christmas to 'selfish seekers' who wants God on their terms. Being 'sincere' has never been grounds for acceptable worship of God. Cain was sincere when he brought his offering (Genesis 14:3) and God rejected it. Saul was sincere when he spared the best sheep and oxen (1 Samuel 15) and God rejected it. The Pharisees were sincere when they made the Word of God of none effect with their tradition (Matthew 15, Mark 7) and Jesus rejected it. The rich young ruler was sincere when he told Jesus he had been keeping the law (Mark 10) but Jesus rejected it. You, ITimothy115, have a a zeal of God like so many others who celebrate Christmas but not according to knowledge (Romans 10:2) and that is the problem. That is why the church Jesus established is no longer influencing the world but the world is influencing the church. The Word of God has been made of no effect through the traditions of men.
  9. When you say,' Jesus man was born into existence...' that is a given. I know what Bible says about the birth of Christ. You are straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. I also know my Bible. As for knowing the context of those who celebrate the birth of Christ I know the context. Those people are either ignoring the truth of Scripture, are ignorant of the Scripture or are rebellious and going about developing their own Scripture to support what they believe. I do not have 'distaste' for my brother and sisters but rather grief as Jesus did when He cried, "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!" I suggest before you start making false accusations do some research about the origins and particulars of Christmas. Neither Jesus or His disciples ever celebrated His supposedly. 'birth' nor did anyone else until the 4th century because it is a tradition of man and what did Jesus say about the traditions of man? " Mark 7:7 Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men."
  10. My name is David; it is not my given name but the name I have adopted for personal reasons. I lived the life of the prodigal son spoken about in the Bible but for different reasons. I am 61 and retired at age 50 from being a Federal employee for over 25 years because I was so sick of the corruption. I joined an Independent, Fundamental Baptist church at age 40 (approximately) because it was the closest example of what a New Testament church should be but I left that church 11 years later. I have not joined a congregation since and don't intend to because I believe now even an Independent, Fundamental Baptist church has compromised their testimony by not separating from the world. I believe the 'Christian Church' has lost its salt and light because it has compromised their witness in loving the world and becoming like the world. I see the celebration of Christmas and Easter which are both clearly pagan-originated; I see what is called 'the altar call' which is clearly another man-made practice. I regularly hear of the missionaries the churches support but these same Christians/lchurches do not often have a organized effort to go to the streets of their city and witness for Christ. Many make a weak effort to do so and I include myself in not making enough effort to do the same. I want to belong to a church which is alive and active and making an active impact in their local environment but in my many travels across America I have only known a few churches doing so. I so love church and gathering with the saints in worshipping, singing and praising the God who sent His Son to die in my place and forgive me of my sin. But I grieve I cannot/is not allowed to join a local congregation because I want to contend for the Bible as my final authority in faith and practice. Most churches give lip service to that declaration.
  11. Christmas is a 450 billion dollar a year idol in America. It constantly amazes me Independent, Fundamental Baptist churches support this pagan-originated holiday and at the same times say the Bible is their final authority for faith and practice. There is not one verse in Scripture which supports or seems to support the celebration of Christmas. There are so many red flags in Scripture which warns the reader to avoid sin, to avoid being like the heathen, to not love the world,etc. And yet because Christmas is so popular the Christian world eagerly compromises their testimony and rationalizes their decision by saying we are celebrating Christ's birth. Jesus was not born into existence as He was God and came in the flesh to save man who is in the flesh. There are two birthdays celebrated in Scripture; both were by an evil people ruled by a wicked leader and both ended up with a murder.
  12. It is not Obama that scares me but the idiots who vote for him.
  13. It always bothers me when Catholics call themselves Christians; they either don't know their Bible or are just deceived.
  14. Christmas never has been and never will be Christian. There are two birthdays celebrated in the Bible and both by an evil people and for a wicked ruler; both ended in murder. Christmas is the biggest lie passed on to the Christian church since the serpent deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Bible is full of verses commanding us to not be like the heathen, test the spirits, etc., but Christians still follow this pagan practice because it is popular. The Christian world is a joke to the lost world because the Christian church is being influenced by the world and not the world being influenced by the Christian church. Christmas is a 450 billion dollar a year idol and the Christian church has adopted this pagan practice as Christian and in doing so this among other secular practices is why we are no longer salt and light. The Word says judgment will begin at the house of God. Is it no wonder?

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