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Berichtdoor Tiberius » 18 Sep 2007, 04:28

Refoforum wishes you a hearty welcome to the forum

Foundation
The foundation of this website is the Bible and the Three Forms of Unity. She wishes to stand in the line of the Reformation and the Nearer Reformation.

Adience
Refoforum is meant for the Reformed Community

We expressly point out the following. Anyone who underwrites our Foundation and stands in the line of the (Nearer) Reformation are heartily welcome on this forum. Those who do not stand in the line of the (Nearer) Reformation or have departed from the Foundation we request no to register as member.

Underwriting the Foundation and standing in the line of the (Nearer) Reformation is expressed by (baptismal) membership of one of the following denominations:
. the Hersteld Hervormde Kerk
. the Gereformeerde Gemeenten (in America the Netherlands Reformed Churches)
. the Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland (in America the Reformed Congregations of North America)
. the Oud Gereformeerde Gemeenten in Nederland
. the Christelijk Gereformeerde Kerken rondom Bewaar het Pand (in America the Free Reformed Churches)
. the Protestantse Kerk in Nederland for so far the it concerns concerned memberr who are not able to leave this denomination (in America the Reformed Church of America)

Purpose
Refoforum is a forum of the Reformed Community on which its members discuss matters of import to the Reformed Comminity itself, or interaction of the Reformed Community with those in society in general.
The purpose of these discussions is for members to learn from each other with the intend for them to come to a better understanding of the Reformed Community, and to stand stronger in the questions relating to the boundaries between the Reformed Community and society in general.

Rules of conduct
On the forum we have the following rules of conduct:
-Speak respectfully about denominations and officebearers. This means that you use the predicate ds or Rev for ministers of the Word.
-Stay on topic, and do not play on the person.
-It is forbidden to swear or use blasphemous langurage, or otherwise to exceed the limits of decency.
-It is not allowed to discuss matters pertaining the 7th commandment in a unbiblical and unedifying manner.

Moderating
This forum is moderated. That means that a number of moderators follow along to ensure adherence to the above stated rules. If they conclude these rules have been broken they will act without prior warning or notice, and amend or delete posts.

Avatars and Signature
Your avatar needs to confirm to the following conditions:
-No logo of a church
-No portrayal of a salvation event, God or Jesus, or pictures pointing to those.
-No naming of the name God or Jesus.
-No portrayal of persons who stand outside the tradition of the (Nearer) Reformation
-No reference to sports or sportsevents.
-No refrence to wordlly matters which are not commonly acceptable in the Reformed Community

Your signature must confirm to the following conditions:
-No pictures, text only
-No naming of the name God or Jesus
-No quotations of persons who stand outside the tradition of the (Nearer) Reformation
-No reference to sports or sportsevents.
-No refrence to wordlly matters which are not commonly acceptable in the Reformed Community

Application
When you apply, you declare:
-To belong to the Reformed Community, to underwrite the Foundation, and to stand in the line of the Reformation and Nearer Reformation.
-To be member of one of the above named denominations.
-To have read the above and to express agreement therewith.

Cordially,
The Refoforum Team.

(Many thanks to Bert Mulder for his translation)

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor Bert Mulder » 26 Jul 2011, 16:39

Mijn enige troost is, dat ik niet mijn, maar Jezus Christus eigen ben, Die voor mijn zonden betaald heeft, en zo bewaart, dat alles tot mijn zaligheid dienen moet; waarom Hij mij ook door Zijn Heilige Geest van eeuwig leven verzekert, en Hem voortaan te leven van harte willig en bereid maakt.

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor gallio » 26 Jul 2011, 17:08

Bert Mulder schreef:from Puritanboard:

http://www.puritanboard.com/f58/attn-al ... eel-68989/


Thank you for the link, Bert.

What in particular would you like to bring to our attention here ?

g.

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor Bert Mulder » 26 Jul 2011, 17:12

gallio schreef:
Bert Mulder schreef:from Puritanboard:

http://www.puritanboard.com/f58/attn-al ... eel-68989/


Thank you for the link, Bert.

What in particular would you like to bring to our attention here ?

g.



I like their emphasis on the confessions, and that, like as on Refoforum, the confessions do not have to be defended on Puritanboard.
Mijn enige troost is, dat ik niet mijn, maar Jezus Christus eigen ben, Die voor mijn zonden betaald heeft, en zo bewaart, dat alles tot mijn zaligheid dienen moet; waarom Hij mij ook door Zijn Heilige Geest van eeuwig leven verzekert, en Hem voortaan te leven van harte willig en bereid maakt.

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor gallio » 26 Jul 2011, 17:21

Bert Mulder schreef:I like their emphasis on the confessions, and that, like as on Refoforum, the confessions do not have to be defended on Puritanboard.


OK, now I see. You probably meant this part ?

[/quote]

But we shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. As the previous referenced thread says, the onus is not on us (did you see what I did there?) to tell you why it's wrong to pee in the pool. We're just a society of people who don't pee in this pool and do not owe an explanation to pool-pee-ers every time they come and want to pee herein. Further, it is the prerogative of the Admins to warn/infract/suspend anyone for the reason above, especially if we think not doing so will result in a time sink. The Puritan Board is not a church, so ejection from such should not be made a mountain, when it's even less than a molehill. Further, when one cannot show restraint and wait a measly 24 hours to object or get clarification on their warning/infraction/suspension, it is indicative to us that said person will also not be able to show the requisite patience to beneficially participate in board discussions.

So, please take the time to read through the referenced threads, and consider what is being said. I do want to thank all of you and acknowledge that this is clearly not a necessary admonition that is applicable to all, or even most, of the PB. The purpose of the PB is to have a more tight-knit Confessional community wherein discussions are safeguarded by those Confessions. People are often frustrated when, rather than rehashing the exegetical arguments and prooftexts pertaining to a doctrine, one might quote the Confession or Catechism. Frustration with such ought not be so, since the very parameters of our discussion are couched in those Confessions and Catechisms! Having to entertain every whim of doctrine that comes along and re-prove the Confessions against them is not the purpose of the PB. Unapologetically, we say: We're not here to reinvent the wheel. There are thousands of other boards for that.[/quote]

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor Bert Mulder » 26 Jul 2011, 17:37

gallio schreef:
Bert Mulder schreef:I like their emphasis on the confessions, and that, like as on Refoforum, the confessions do not have to be defended on Puritanboard.


OK, now I see. You probably meant this part ?


But we shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. As the previous referenced thread says, the onus is not on us (did you see what I did there?) to tell you why it's wrong to pee in the pool. We're just a society of people who don't pee in this pool and do not owe an explanation to pool-pee-ers every time they come and want to pee herein. Further, it is the prerogative of the Admins to warn/infract/suspend anyone for the reason above, especially if we think not doing so will result in a time sink. The Puritan Board is not a church, so ejection from such should not be made a mountain, when it's even less than a molehill. Further, when one cannot show restraint and wait a measly 24 hours to object or get clarification on their warning/infraction/suspension, it is indicative to us that said person will also not be able to show the requisite patience to beneficially participate in board discussions.

So, please take the time to read through the referenced threads, and consider what is being said. I do want to thank all of you and acknowledge that this is clearly not a necessary admonition that is applicable to all, or even most, of the PB. The purpose of the PB is to have a more tight-knit Confessional community wherein discussions are safeguarded by those Confessions. People are often frustrated when, rather than rehashing the exegetical arguments and prooftexts pertaining to a doctrine, one might quote the Confession or Catechism. Frustration with such ought not be so, since the very parameters of our discussion are couched in those Confessions and Catechisms! Having to entertain every whim of doctrine that comes along and re-prove the Confessions against them is not the purpose of the PB. Unapologetically, we say: We're not here to reinvent the wheel. There are thousands of other boards for that.


Yeah

Those that argue against the confessions, create unneccessary divisions. They are the ones that do not wish to play by the rules of the playground.

In the words of Puritanboard, if you do not like the rules of the playground, there are other playgrounds for that...
Mijn enige troost is, dat ik niet mijn, maar Jezus Christus eigen ben, Die voor mijn zonden betaald heeft, en zo bewaart, dat alles tot mijn zaligheid dienen moet; waarom Hij mij ook door Zijn Heilige Geest van eeuwig leven verzekert, en Hem voortaan te leven van harte willig en bereid maakt.

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor parsifal » 26 Jul 2011, 17:42

gallio schreef:
Bert Mulder schreef:I like their emphasis on the confessions, and that, like as on Refoforum, the confessions do not have to be defended on Puritanboard.


OK, now I see. You probably meant this part ?


But we shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel. As the previous referenced thread says, the onus is not on us (did you see what I did there?) to tell you why it's wrong to pee in the pool. We're just a society of people who don't pee in this pool and do not owe an explanation to pool-pee-ers every time they come and want to pee herein. Further, it is the prerogative of the Admins to warn/infract/suspend anyone for the reason above, especially if we think not doing so will result in a time sink. The Puritan Board is not a church, so ejection from such should not be made a mountain, when it's even less than a molehill. Further, when one cannot show restraint and wait a measly 24 hours to object or get clarification on their warning/infraction/suspension, it is indicative to us that said person will also not be able to show the requisite patience to beneficially participate in board discussions.

So, please take the time to read through the referenced threads, and consider what is being said. I do want to thank all of you and acknowledge that this is clearly not a necessary admonition that is applicable to all, or even most, of the PB. The purpose of the PB is to have a more tight-knit Confessional community wherein discussions are safeguarded by those Confessions. People are often frustrated when, rather than rehashing the exegetical arguments and prooftexts pertaining to a doctrine, one might quote the Confession or Catechism. Frustration with such ought not be so, since the very parameters of our discussion are couched in those Confessions and Catechisms! Having to entertain every whim of doctrine that comes along and re-prove the Confessions against them is not the purpose of the PB. Unapologetically, we say: We're not here to reinvent the wheel. There are thousands of other boards for that.
[/quote]

I want to add, that it might be nice to give a reference if people are accused of not being true to the confessions.

It would be even nicer if theological discussions (there are not that many left on this forum anyway) are kept on topic and the boundaries are set per discussion. So, a discussion on arguments in favour of and against infant baptism would be fine, but don't put those arguments forward, when discussing the promises for kids of believers etc.
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"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? "Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."

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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor Bert Mulder » 26 Jul 2011, 17:47

parsifal schreef:I want to add, that it might be nice to give a reference if people are accused of not being true to the confessions.

It would be even nicer if theological discussions (there are not that many left on this forum anyway) are kept on topic and the boundaries are set per discussion. So, a discussion on arguments in favour of and against infant baptism would be fine, but don't put those arguments forward, when discussing the promises for kids of believers etc.


I agree completely.

And much to often do discussion stray very far from the original topic.
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Re: Forum rules

Berichtdoor Upquark » 26 Jul 2011, 17:57

Tussen 2 haakjes, bedankt voor de link naar dat forum Bert.
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