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TERMS OF SERVICE;
Christianforums.net aspires to provide a place where Christians can fellowship for encouragement, inspiration, and strength to help build each other up and grow in our walk of faith through honest and open discussion, study, reflection, and prayer.
Our aim is to speak freely about theology and biblical concepts and the understanding of scripture but in an atmosphere of mutual respect and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.; Our forum is open to all those who would desire to have discussions that would follow our aspirations.
John 13:35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (ESV)
Luke 6:31 Treat others in the same way that you would want them to treat you. (NET)
Very few rules are required for those that understand our goal and the aim of this forum.
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1.0: Members must be at least 13 years of age.
1.1: Grant others the courtesy to be understood and acknowledge their views. As best as one is capable, speak truth in love.; ( Mathew 7:12, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
1.2: Always tag a member that you mention in any thread.; (@ plus name)
1.3: Use self control and focus on reconcilliation when discussing differences. Address the issue, not the person. Do not make derogatory personal remarks or you will be removed from the thread.
1.4: Do not misquote or misrepresent another member. Do not state a negative opinion about a member's denomination, leaders, founders, or the veracity of a member's faith. (Exodus 20:16)
1.5: No trolling. No flaming or remarks used to intentionally upset members. Intentional disruption of this nature may result in immediate termination of your membership.
1.6: Do not attempt to circumvent the security on the site. This includes attempting to gain access to an account which is not your own. This includes but is not limited to staff, restricted areas, servers or databases etc.
1.7: Do not use this site for illegal purposes. If such activity is discovered, the proper authorities will be notified, including the police and your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Christianforums.net hereby states that we intend to cooperate fully with the proper authorities in the effort to enforce, to the full extent of the law, any illegal activity and the consequences thereof.
1.8: Each person will have one account. Each post and IP is logged. Only people who have created an accurate account are permitted to participate in the community. Registering with false information is grounds for immediate blocking of access to the christianforums.net community. Misrepresentation of age, gender, location or identity in the forums is also prohibited.
1.9: No foul language, pornographic, sexually offensive, sexually explicit, or similarly related material allowed. This includes words purposely misspelled or alternate use of characters to indicate such statements.
1.10: No spamming or solicitation. Our message boards are for discussions, not the selling of goods or services. All links require a 20 post minimum, including those within signatures.
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1.11: All Bible verses and passages must be referenced (NASB, NIV, etc.) unless it is public domain like the KJV, YLT, etc.
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1.13: Threads started by members are not to be considered as a member's thread or otherwise "owned".
1.14: The contents of private conversations with members or staff are to be kept strictly confidential. Staff reserves the right to share private messages among themselves for purposes of moderation duties.
1.15: If you feel that any action taken was unfair, it can be appealed. To appeal an action taken against you by CF.net staff, you are advised to start a new thread in the ‘Talk With the Staff’ (TWTS) forum. Threads in this forum are viewable only by the person initiating the thread and CF.net staff. In this private forum, only you and CFnet staff are able to respond. The OP can address your concerns with regard to the action taken. This forum is primarily intended for appeals to actions by CF.net staff. TWTS (Talk with the Staff) area may also be used, according to Staff discretion, for other expedient purposes of communication. Whether a member agrees or disagrees with a Moderator's decision, they are not to make their opinion public.
As a member of Christianforums.net, you agree to abide by the Terms of Service, and you stipulate that you understand the disciplinary process in response to violations of the TOS.
We understand the Body of Christ is very diverse. It is this site's goal to facilitate an environment where charity and humility rises above hostility and division.