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These rules and guidelines are designed to help give a better understanding of what behavior is expected and make your experience more enjoyable and safe.
Content of posts
Rule 1.1 All postings or messages express the views of the author, and not the I Am A Watchman team members.
Rule 1.2 This is a strictly Moderated forum. The I Am A Watchman team reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.
Rule 2.1 Common courtesy and civil dialogue is expected from all participants. Common courtesy is a generally understood concept and too broad to fully define here. In short, if you have doubt on whether you should say something, refrain from doing so!
Rule 2.2 If someone disagrees with you do not immediately jump to the conclusion that they are not truly saved just because they disagree, there are differences of opinion in interpreting Biblical doctrine.
Rule 3.0 Disruptions to the I Am A Watchman community by anyone will not be tolerated. When discussing any topic, please bear in mind the words of Paul in Romans 14:
Accept other believers who are weak in faith, and don’t argue with them about what they think is right or wrong.
For instance, one person believes it’s all right to eat anything. But another believer with a sensitive conscience will eat only vegetables.
Those who feel free to eat anything must not look down on those who don’t. And those who don’t eat certain foods must not condemn those who do, for God has accepted them.
Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? They are responsible to the Lord, so let Him judge whether they are right or wrong. And with the Lord’s help, they will do what is right and will receive His approval.
Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.
So, let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.
You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.
Rule 3.1 Forum contributors may not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, demeaning, threatening, repeated in many posting areas (spam) or otherwise violative of any laws. Such posts will be deleted, and the Forum member warned or banned.
Rule 3.2 Forum contributors may not post inflammatory remarks simply to evoke a reaction or starting fights with other participants or promote a spirit of divisiveness in the community. Such posts will be deleted, and the Forum contributor warned or banned.
3.2a Certain topics have always sparked heated arguments and will be monitored by Forum moderators or I Am A Watchman team members. Warnings and or restrictions will be issued at the discretion of the same.
3.2b iamwatchman.com has a wide variety of members from around the World. This Forum does not allow the elevation of one Christian belief system over another. This is demeaning and belittling the beliefs of other Christians while promoting another system so as to create an atmosphere of superiority. Any such posts or threads will be removed, and a reminder, warning or ban issued as necessary.
3.2c Any discussions about any individual, teacher, preacher, pastor, minister, evangelist, media personality, etc., will be closely monitored. Any claims that a named person teaches or supports false doctrine MUST be well documented. Unsubstantiated claims, rumors or hearsay will not be allowed. Any such posts or threads will be removed, and a reminder, warning or ban issued as necessary.
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Rule 5.1 All Forum contributors are required to immediately comply with any Moderator or Helper request.
Rule 5.2 If you believe a Moderator/Helper directive is incorrect you should not discuss it in the community. Instead send a private message to the Administrator or to the I Am A Watchman Team.
Personal Details – Postal address or email address
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Links to other Websites
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Rule 7.1. Forum contributors are prohibited from placing a link to any site that requests financial donations.
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