The following rules apply to registered members. I've adopted this from the Rapture Forums website, which is the gold standard for forum-based discussions. I want to ensure we have a pleasant time together and so we need to establish some basic ground rules. This board is like entering a private home whereby you honor your hosts by respecting their household rules. The purpose of this board is to provide a safe haven for the sheep of the body of Jesus Christ and a witnessing testimony to the world.
These rules can be modified at any time.
If you agree with our list below you can post it here:
No inappropriate or offensive language (swearing, cussing, rude, blasphemy of God, etc.). Your post will be deleted and you will be banned forever and ever.
No graphic posts, pictures, news articles, etc. This forum is purely for discussion of biblical topics
No hidden agendas. If you belong to a cult or a pseudo-Christian group (i.e., SDA, Armstrongism, LDS, JW, Hebrew Roots, hyper-dispensationalism, etc.), or you hold to a heretical eschatological view (i.e., anything other than Pre-Tribulation/Pre-Millennial) do not come in pretending to be neutral or unsure and only here to "want to learn" about our view. State what you believe upfront, and then ask the question.
No promotion of false teachings. If it cannot be backed up by a literal, grammatical, historical interpretation of Scripture, it's either false or extra-biblical and thus, unreliable.
Caution on dream or vision threads. I'm ok with you stating something you experienced, like a dream or a vision, however, let's keep things in perspective. Your dreams and visions are not Scripture, and thus, are fallible. I apply this standard to myself as well.
Do not promote immoral or ungodly materials or links. These threads will just get deleted.
Please do not use the following links as news sources for reporting breaking news or other material:
Christian Science Monitor
Before It's News
The Sun (UK)
The Golden Report
The Huffington Post
global research (dot) ca
...or...any sites that are similar in nature to the above.
This list is subject to change and at the discretion of the moderator team.
8. Treat others with dignity & respect (as you like being treated). No name-calling, teasing, wisecracks, talking down to, or belittling members
9. No promotion of Mid, Post Tribulation, Prewrath, Partial Rapture, Preterism, or Replacement theology. This board is traditional Pre-Tribulation Rapture, Pre 6 Seals, Pre 70th week, and Pre-Millennial Dispensational of End Times Prophecy.
10. No hijacking and derailing threads with personal agendas. Stay on topic
11. Obey Copyright Laws. When posting song lyrics and articles from news sites, post only the first few stanzas or first few paragraphs and always provide the link.
This is to abide by copyright laws. Do not post articles from sites that are viewable through membership only. Do not post articles with the images intact as many images are copyrighted and it is a violation of copyright laws to include images that don't have the owner's permission.
12. Do not PM others with your private agendas.
13. No dispensing of medical or financial advice on the board.
14. Do Not Judge In An Unrighteous Manner
15. No posting in foreign languages. This is an English-speaking board, please communicate in English, type proper English with correct letters, use a dictionary when necessary. Greek and Hebrew words are an exception for clarifying scripture. Any other foreign words must be associated with their definition. Informal writing is allowed.
16. No Cultic material - Teachings that do not agree with Scripture are not to be promoted here. This includes, but is not limited to, Mormonism, Jehovah Witness, Scientology, Masons, Free Masons, Elks, Moose, Christian Identity, New Age, Shepherd's Chapel, Sacred Name Movements, works based faiths such as Roman Catholicism, and Seventh Day Adventist, Church of Christ teachings.... (Galatians 1:6-8)
17. No hotlinking images - Hotlinking, also known as bandwidth theft, involves posting images stored on a website you don't own or control. Please refrain from posting images or videos on the forums.
18. No solicitations of donations, emergency funds, finances, gifts, panhandling, advertisements, sales, commercial, or any other type of monetary transaction between members. Be safe and never share personal information with anyone. No links to commercial businesses allowed on the site. Please do not sign up with the sole intention of promoting your business, customers' business, etc. This is a Christian forum for fellowship, not a marketplace.
19. No reporting of secret, classified, or other sensitive information regarding military operations from family and friends. There is a saying that "loose lips sink ships" and this is very true with the ongoing war on terror. We do not want to see our military suffer undue trouble because of the information posted on this board.
20. This board fully supports Israel in the Middle East, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount area. Posts in support of Islam, the Muslim religion, or fictitious Palestinian rights are not tolerated. The world nations are against Israel because the world system is under Satan's control. Posts against Israel defending herself are not tolerated.
21. Please do not promote books, DVDs, movies, etc. that are for commercial purposes. This is not a bookstore and we do not endorse making the forums a marketplace. No links to Amazon, B&N, etc. to purchase things. We can not and will not be a marketplace. Remember how Jesus felt about people turning his Father's house into a marketplace.
22. Do not post private personal information on the forums. This includes real names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. We have had huge issues with communication on the forums and the PM system is off for this very reason. Member profiles are also off as well. Please do not try to bypass this rule by posting personal information on the forums. This will lead to being banned from the site. I'm very serious about this.
I reserve the right to edit or remove any posts detrimental to the fellowship and witness of this board as the mod team sees fit. If you see a board violation, please report it.
All issues pertaining to the board rules will be discussed and handled by the Admin and Moderation team. You may PM a mod if you question any rules rather than posting protests in threads.
*These rules are subject to change at any time our Administrators and Mods realize issues affecting our goals and mission purpose are being compromised.
As a privately funded website, we reserve the right to run the board as we see is best for the purposes of our cause*
Thank you for reading, for your respect, and maturity.