Christian Fellowship

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Christian fellowship is the mutually beneficial relationship between Christians, who can’t have the identical relationship with those outside the faith.

The privilege that is Christian fellowship is that it exists because God has enabled it by His grace. Those who believe the gospel are united in the Spirit through Christ to the Father, and that unity is the basis of fellowship. This relationship is described in John 17:23 

This relationship must be the basis of Christian fellowship. We can have friendships and relationships with unbelievers, but true Christian fellowship can only occur within the body of Christ. We are united to one another by common beliefs, purposes and goals. We know that we are strangers in this world, and we long for the time when we will be in our true home, heaven.

The importance of true Christian fellowship helps us to focus on Christ and His desires and goals for us.  In true Christian fellowship, Christians sharpen one another's faith and stir one another to exercise that faith in love and good works, all to God’s glory.

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Grace it would help us tremendously if we knew if your were a man or a woman.

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Grace it would help us tremendously if we knew if your were a man or a woman.

What would that help with?  Why is it relevant?  I am a human Christian made in the image of God.  :-)

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I agree...how is the gender of the poster even remotely relavent to the OP? It's either accurate and biblical or it isn't.

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What would that help with?  Why is it relevant?  I am a human Christian made in the image of God.  :-)

Believe me it is relevant.  Most of the time it seems the writing is from a woman.  If we know that then we can answer accordingly.

 

Also this forum is an "assembly" of believers, we gather here for like minded fellowship, and if a woman is teaching, as you are doing, it is in direct disobedience to the word of God.  But if you are a male then all is ok.

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if a woman is teaching, as you are doing, it is in direct disobedience to the word of God.  But if you are a male then all is ok.

You can take that up in another thread.

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You can take that up in another thread.

always seems to be your answer to everything.

 

you Start a teaching thread and vaguely use scripture it tends to points to the fact that you may be a woman trying to teach men.

 

Why are you so defensive if someone asks whether you are a male of female.

 

Let me know what gender via PM if it is too difficult for you to do openly. 

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always seems to be your answer to everything.

 

you Start a teaching thread and vaguely use scripture it tends to points to the fact that you may be a woman trying to teach men.

 

Why are you so defensive if someone asks whether you are a male of female.

 

Let me know what gender via PM if it is too difficult for you to do openly. 

I choose not to be labeled, although I already have been negatively in other posts.  I believe I am "sharing."

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I will say you are a woman then.

 

though gender is not a label

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This is a forum, not a church. It has already been established in past threads that it is not inappropriate for women to teach in this setting - as it is not a church setting and they are not teaching with the spiritual authority of that church. That is the kind of teaching that is forbidden in Scripture. 

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This is a forum, not a church. It has already been established in past threads that it is not inappropriate for women to teach in this setting - as it is not a church setting and they are not teaching with the spiritual authority of that church. That is the kind of teaching that is forbidden in Scripture. 

I was going to say that.  Thank you.

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This is a forum, not a church. It has already been established in past threads that it is not inappropriate for women to teach in this setting - as it is not a church setting and they are not teaching with the spiritual authority of that church. That is the kind of teaching that is forbidden in Scripture. 

a Christian forum is an gathering of Christians discussing topics and we are gathered in the same virtual room called forum.  But teaching or sharing a teaching is what it is.

 

Just because there were no Internet at the time of Paul doesn't change that fact that this is an assembling place of believers.

 

And the fact that you may be a woman who has authority over men does not change the fact you are in disobedience as well.

 

But my main reason for asking was to be able to reply accordingly

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I will say you are a woman then.

 

though gender is not a label

Well then I should say I don't want discrimination based on age, race, where I live, what church I belong to, etc.  Thank you for your respect in this matter.

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Well then I should say I don't want discrimination based on age, race, where I live, what church I belong to, etc.  Thank you for your respect in this matter.

I noticed you didn't say Gender.  Very interesting and revealing Ms.

 

the Bible and the church (the body of Christ) does discriminate on gender

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I wont comment then on your original Original Post.

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I noticed you didn't say Gender.  Very interesting and revealing Ms.

 

the Bible and the church (the body of Christ) does discriminate on gender

I didn't need to since gender was the first thing you asked...I just added the other things I didn't want to be discriminated for.  You are not obligated to read my posts.

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I noticed you didn't say Gender.  Very interesting and revealing Ms.

 

the Bible and the church (the body of Christ) does discriminate on gender

Acts 18:26

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Acts 18:26

First I did not discriminate on your age, race or local fellowship but as far an in the Body of Christ I can discriminate against your gender when it comes to sharing a teaching.

 

Second, concerning the verse you quoted, you will notice that her husband was also there and that they had pulled him aside privately and not openly in the assembly.

 

This is an open forum.

 

Have a good day Maam.

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Acts 21:8-9 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.

The Bible does not say a woman cannot preach, only that she cannot hold the office of Pastor/Bishop/Elder.

Ruckmanite's don't like Acts 18 or 21.  They expose the false stance they espouse.

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1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

Note that the Apostle did not say they could not prophesy, only that they could not prophesy with their heads uncovered without dishonouring their head.

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I would rather hear a woman preach the truth than to hear a man lying behind the pulpit.

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Also this forum is an "assembly" of believers, we gather here for like minded fellowship, and if a woman is teaching, as you are doing, it is in direct disobedience to the word of God.  But if you are a male then all is ok.

 

 

 

a Christian forum is an gathering of Christians discussing topics and we are gathered in the same virtual room called forum.  But teaching or sharing a teaching is what it is.

 

Just because there were no Internet at the time of Paul doesn't change that fact that this is an assembling place of believers.

 

And the fact that you may be a woman who has authority over men does not change the fact you are in disobedience as well.

 

If you truly believe this forum is the same as a church and women presenting biblical interpretation and holding positions of "authority" as moderators is "teaching or usurping authority over men" in a church setting, then you are obligated by Rom 16:17 to go somewhere else. There are many people here who have different understandings of various doctrines that you would consider "contrary to what you have learned." Therefore, you must avoid them by leaving this forum. I'm not trying tell you that you should leave or that you're not welcome here, I'm just taking your assertions to their logical conclusion. If you believe OnlineBaptist is the same as a church and believe false doctrine is being promoted, then you really have no choice but to either break fellowship from it or be in direct disobedience yourself.

 

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First I did not discriminate on your age, race or local fellowship but as far an in the Body of Christ I can discriminate against your gender when it comes to sharing a teaching.

 

Second, concerning the verse you quoted, you will notice that her husband was also there and that they had pulled him aside privately and not openly in the assembly.

 

This is an open forum.

 

Have a good day Maam.

A church and forum are very different settings.  I don't think I have to explain to you the difference.  You can make a choice on a forum what you want to or not want to read or respond to. 

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First I did not discriminate on your age, race or local fellowship but as far an in the Body of Christ I can discriminate against your gender when it comes to sharing a teaching.

 

Second, concerning the verse you quoted, you will notice that her husband was also there and that they had pulled him aside privately and not openly in the assembly.

 

This is an open forum.

 

Have a good day Maam.

I suppose they took him aside so as not to disrupt the assembly.

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1 Corinthians 11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.

Note that the Apostle did not say they could not prophesy, only that they could not prophesy with their heads uncovered without dishonouring their head.

 

1Tim 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.   But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.   For Adam was first formed, then Eve.   And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.   Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

 

My baptist background puts this in the assembly but truthfully there is not mention of an assembly here at all.

 

So I stand corrected on teaching in the assembly when in reality a woman is not to teach men period, on a forum or in a church.

 

Grace, they took him aside to "expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly."  not in order to disrupt the assembly.

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