April 16th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Board Rules and Guidelines for Posting on RR
This message board is conservative in line with the dispensational classical interpretation of scripture in that we uphold God's Word as the literal final authority on all matters.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
The following rules apply to Rapture Ready forums and personal groups.
We want you to enjoy informative conversations together concerning Biblical prophecy, therefore we established rules and regulations maintaining integrity and protecting members in good standing from bad doctrine and trolls.
We hold to a higher standard of quality than most other Christian boards for the sole purpose of lifting up TRUTH and the real Jesus Christ before the watching world.
There are numerous prophecy forums out in webland; we are not the only one, we strive for credibility in reporting and discourage speculations, if you feel these rules are too stringent please find other forums to post assumptions, dates, appointing the Antichrist, conspiracy theories, etc....
These rules may be modified anytime to fulfill our objectives.
We are a personally funded forum, you are on private property, therefore, we encourage civility, respect, and cooperation.
If you agree with our list below you may post on Rapture Ready; if you disagree, we still invite you to be a reader only of our messages:
 No Inappropriate language or pictures of cursing, cussing, foul, rude, crude words, or materials, including websites or videos.
 No graphic posts, pictures, news articles, or links to violence, nudity, nor semi-nude photos or videos. No posting sexual stories, gruesome crimes, horror stories, nor any other sin sick related stories, this type of information is not the objective of this board, we recognize we are living in the last 'Days of Noah' and sin abounds. If you are struggling with sexual sin and want help from members here, there is no need to be explicit - remember, this is a family board - if you want to ask for prayer, then you can do so without going into detail. If you feel the need to talk through your sexual problems, then there are other places designed to deal with this. RR is not the place to do it. Some things are best dealt with in private.
Matthew 24:37-38 It's too late in the battle to entertain rubbish. Keep it clean.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are right, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think on these things.
 No blasphemy of the Holy Spirit in mocking God, His character, or using God's name in vain. God is referred to as God and/or Jehovah, Yahweh, etc.... When discussing Allah we refer to the Muslim god, not the Jewish/Christian God of the Old and New testament.
 Defend the Faith and God's infallible Word, not the ways of the world or religiosity, homosexuality, liberalism, socialism, false translations, false theologies such as Mysticism, Liturgical sacraments, deceptive cults, or other heresies. We believe in only one true gospel of saving grace through faith in one Jesus Christ alone in His shed blood for our atonement, Old Testament looked forward to God's provision of the sacrifice, New Testament looks back to God's provision of the sacrifice.
Do not promote, two gospels, hyper Dispensationalism, Arminianism, hyper-Calvinism, adding good works of Lordship (Slavery) Salvation, Ecumenical Interfaith, nor other ideologies of religious legalism. Do not play 'devil's advocate' for the sake of argument.
 Do not promote unscriptural ideologies. We believe in and support the Old and New Testament alone for our Christian faith. No extra writings added. Do not attack the Christian faith in the guise of "wanting to learn", for entertainment purposes of arguments and debates. For atheists: No need to post an "Ask me a Question" thread. If we want to ask an atheist we will go to an atheist site. Do not promote insurrection propaganda or fear based threads on FEMA camps and other government conspiracies. Our primary focus is current news regarding biblical prophecy.
 Do not promote false teachings , false prophets, heretical movements, paganism, ritualism, Two House, Ten Lost Tribes, Third Wave Latter Rain, Words of Faith (WOF), Words of Knowledge (WOK), extra biblical teachings from tele-preachers, John Wimber's Vineyard teachings, Dominion theology, Soul Sleep, Signs & Wonders, Gospel to the Stars, astrology - Mazzaroth teachings, Toronto Blessings, Mike Bickle's I.H.O.Prayer, 7th Day (Sabbath) keeping, liturgy of works and practices for obtaining and maintaining salvation, Eucharist, Lordship Salvation, Calvinism, predestination, catechisms (RCC and their offshoots), Hebrew Roots (and their offshoots) Ecumenism, baptismal regeneration, prayers for the dead, false scriptures such as the Pseudepigrapha , Apocrypha, Book of Mormon, Bible codes, Ufology, Inccubi, Succubi, Angelic procreation and cloning, demonic seeds (Nephilim), or any other extra biblical preoccupations with demonic and extrasensory beliefs.
Do not post from tele-teachers entangled in any of the extra-biblical teachings above such as TBN, Perry Stone, Jesse Duplantis, Alex Jones, Todd Bentley, J. R. Church, Rick Warren, Don Piper - "90 Minutes in Heaven", Five Doves, Coo Thomas, Sid Roth, etc...
Do not promote keeping old testament Mosaic law (but we are also not antinomianists for we believe in obedience to Jesus)
Do not promote Neo-Orthodoxy or any teachings of Karl Barth, Emil Brunner, Søren Kierkegaard, Paul Tillich, Bonhoeffer, etc...
 No Dream threads or threads supporting 'Words of Knowledge', WOF, angelic or ghostly sightings, Rapture dreams or prophetic visions, Words of Faith, Bible Codes, personal spiritual encounters, astrology, star gazing, Rapture trumpet sounds, the Hebrew zodiac, Jesus comets, personal messages or words from God, personal letters from Jesus, self perceived signs of future events, unique events perceived as signs from God, personal prophecies, cloud formations, Holy Laughter, psychic abilities, trips to heaven or hell and back, or any other subjective experiences that suggest these observations are common Christian experiences.
We encourage you to study and read from God's Word and keep a credible appearance before the watching world. (II Timothy 2:15) Dream threads spiral down into subjective vain reasonings and will be closed or removed. Joke dreams are fine.
 Do not promote immoral or ungodly materials or links. This board is a family-friendly Christian Fellowship board. We strive to provide a place for Christians to fellowship without offense
 Please do not use the following links as news sources for reporting breaking news or other material:
Christian Science Monitor, EUTimes, WND, Newsmax, DebkaFile, Prisonplanet, Infowars, Zero Hedge, The Sun (UK), The Golden Report, The Huffington Post, Wikileaks, Al Jazeera, The Examiner
National Report - liberal plant site
This list is subject to change at the discretion of the Moderation Team.
 Treat others with dignity & respect (as you like being treated). No name calling, teasing, wisecracks, talking down to, or belittling members. No sowing discord in a joking or argumentative behavior in the spirit of dissension or the guise of 'just kidding', or off hand comments of how you have been treated by others. Rationally discuss the argument and do not attack our members or mods. Luke 6:31
No personal threats upon others, including the Presidential administration.
 No End Times Date Setting, Date Speculating, Date Framing, Date Suggesting, Date Alerts, or designating specific Peace Treaties or feasts as the main event of the Rapture or Second Coming. No quoting from others on date setting future events such as the fall of Damascus, Gog/Magog, the Rapture, the Second Coming, the Millennium, Peace Covenants, feasts, etc.... or speculations on who will be the Antichrist, False Prophet, or Gog. This includes linking to sites and books that also speculate and throw out dates based upon Blood Moon, Rosh Hashanah, and other events. Do not set Date Alerts and speculations that even hint of date setting, nor posting from date setting preachers. We have already heard the "know the season argument". Matthew 24:36 Mark 13:32
Please do not inadvertently call Jesus a liar.
 Do not complain about other message boards or their members.
No liberal left wing political agendas, pacifism, socialism, libertarianism, fascism, scientism, Tax Dodging, Anti-American Conspiracies, No American nationalist theories that the United States is Israel or Mystery Babylon. No "Financial Fear and panic, store ammo and cans" threads stressing America is going down the tubes and Jesus is leaving us stranded. No plotting to overthrow the American government. No Conspiracy theories such as FEMA camps....Practice your faith through prayer trusting God always providing our needs and never forsaking us. Hebrews 13:5 Psalms 37:25
 No posts or links from other message boards, forums, or political and religious blogs (including tweets, FaceBook, Myspace, etc...) on this site or posting messages here on other message boards, forums, or political and religious blogs.
The mod team reserves the right to post links to responsible blogs when important to the discussion of particular topics. Due to the dynamic and uncensored nature of blogs, the mod team does not have the time to monitor, validate, and approve all blogs on the net. Please note that this rule also applies to signatures.
No blogs are to be posted unless they are posted or approved by the mod team, and many do get approved.
Personal blogs should be confined to your homepage.
 No promotion of Mid, Post Tribulation, Prewrath, Partial Rapture, Preterism, or Replacement theology.
Rapture Ready is a traditional Pre-Tribulation Rapture, Pre 7 Seals, Pre 70th week, and Pre-Millennial Dispensational of End Times Prophecy.
We believe in a literal 7 year Tribulation period, after the instantaneous Rapture of all regenerated believers in unison, during which God finishes His discipline of Israel, protects Israel, and finalizes His judgments on the unbelieving world. Salvation will remain open to people trusting in Jesus for salvation up to the Second Coming.
No suggestions of living righteously enough for the rapture, or salvation unattainable after the Rapture is allowed.
All discussions on these topics must follow suit. Jesus said we won't know the day nor hour of His return and always be ready Keeping Watch.
 Do not promote extra-biblical scriptures. We believe the Holy Bible (39 old testament and 27 new testament books) is the only true Word of God in its entirety and fullness, perfect without error, not open to private interpretation. We invite you as Bereans to carefully examine the scriptures. We do not accept "lost books of the Bible", the Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha, and other so-called "Sacred" writings as inspired informative text. We do not consider paraphrased translations such as The Message & Renovare as God's infallible word.
 No hijacking and derailing threads with personal agendas.
(It's a given to disagree with some and agreeing with others but it goes too far when it becomes a personal issue derailing a thread. This is a place of fellowship and forgiveness, not one of private agendas, divisions, alliances, or cliques.
Use your best judgment about this, and if you have any questions you can PM our Admin team.
 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.
 Only one account per person allowed and also no sharing your account with others. This is grounds for dismissal. This includes sharing accounts and IP with son, daughter, husband, wife, uncle, room mate, dog, etc.. and especially the evil twin that causes all the trolling mischief.
 Do not PM others with your private agendas. No PMing alliances, ganging up on other members... this is grounds for dismissal. Report any PM's of a divisive nature or agendas to the Admin team.
 No dispensing of medical or financial advice on the board. We realize that at times you need a second opinion concerning ailments and prescription medications or monetary budgeting, but this is something you should receive from your doctor or financial adviser, not from people (strangers) online. Consult your local doctor for medical advice or an emergency response team for any serious condition. And consult your own personal financial adviser for financial decisions. Rapture Ready is not responsible for failure in not following this simple guideline.
 Do Not Judge In An Unrighteous Manner - Determining that someone is less of, or not truly a Christian because of a perceived lack of spiritual gifts, worship style, observance or non-observance of holidays, divorced or remarried, political affiliation, not voting for a specific candidate, dressing a certain way, believing in free will, experiencing various trials, or because someone who confesses they are saved by grace through faith in Christ, is not judging righteously. All members are encouraged to examine and judge doctrine in light of Biblical truth, but their eternal salvation is judged only by Jesus Christ. (John 7:24; Matthew 7:1-2; John 5:25-29, I Corinthians 4:5)
 No posting in foreign languages others cannot understand. This is an English speaking board, please communicate in English, type proper english with correct letters, use a dictionary when necessary. Greek and Hebrew are exceptions for clarifying scripture. Any other foreign words must be associated with their definition. Informal writing is allowed.
 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)
 No hot linking images - Hot linking, also known as bandwidth theft, involves posting images stored on a website you don't own or control. Linking to images stored on a website you own or control is allowed provided the images are family friendly. use a Tinypic or Photobucket account.
 No statements supporting renewed (Inter-spirituality) - the blending of contemplative prayer and uniting of all religions (Ecumenism) including any suggestions the church needs a mystical (Emerging/Emergent) myth Gospel, that Jesus Christ is not the only way to salvation, or the Interfaith beliefs that all religions and faiths lead to heaven (Universalism), or any other universalistic concepts of "salvation" (that all the sincere find heaven) are usually regarded as "finding the god within you," (Panentheism) and god is in everything (Pantheism).
The Admin team reserves the right to determine what constitutes ecumenical emergent teachings and promotions.
 No Speculations on the Causes of Natural Disasters onto people or cities as being Judgments from God - We are still living in the Age of Grace. God deals with individuals on a personal salvation basis and speculations of natural disasters and the timings of isolated or random natural disasters upon others due to political, economic, or religious actions taken by governments, societies, or individuals does not warrant a direct judgment from God. Luke 13:2-5 II Peter 3:7-13
 No posting threads about your personal infractions, deleted threads, or "why was my thread moved?" threads. All issues pertaining to board rules and clarifications will be discussed and handled by the Admin team. You may PM the Admin team if you disagree with any rules or infractions rather than posting protests and concerns. No deep seated angry sarcastic posts due to animosity with the mods or board rules.
 Avatar, User Title, & Signature Rule - Signatures are limited to no more than 6 lines, no font sizes larger than 3, no more than 3 small images or just 1 with dimension of 350w x 150h. No videos. No displays of images, drawings, statements, quotes, or blog links that represent:
- -Promoting or opposing the candidacy of any person currently seeking political office (regardless of party affiliation) or persons that currently hold political office at the federal, state or local level.
- -Promoting or urging others to visit websites which are commercial, anti-Christian, political in nature, or promote teachings in opposition to our board rules.
- -In any manner denigrating to Christianity or the Bible.
- -Banned members are not to be referenced in posts or signatures.
Please note that personal blog links should not be placed in signatures. These can be added as your home page.
Any signature violations may be edited without notification. If you are missing something in your signature, do not add it back. We reserve the right to change or remove any inappropriate signature at any time when deemed detrimental to our board rules. Members warned to either delete or modify any avatar or signature line that is in violation of our rules must comply or receive the assessment of Infraction points. Repeat offenses will lead to the loss of all posting privileges.
If you do not want to see signatures while browsing, utilize the option in the User Control Panel to turn signatures off.
 No solicitations of donations, emergency funds, finances, gifts, panhandling, advertisements, sales, or any other type of monetary transactions between members. Be safe and never share personal information with anyone.
 No reporting of secret, classified, Wikileak, 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 information posted on this board.
 This board fully supports Israel's return to their home land in the Middle East, Jerusalem, and the Temple Mount area (just as Jesus prophesied). Posts in support of Islam or factitious Palestinian rights are not tolerated.
many churches & world nations are against Israel because the world system is under Satan's control.
Posts against Israel defending herself are not tolerated.
 No posts supporting issues on pacifism: Continuous wars will exist on this planet until the Prince of Peace establishes His Kingdom on earth, and only after a great and bloody war that Jesus Himself will wage against His enemies. Laws and governments (with armies) are established to restrain evil, if left unrestrained, evil will overtake peaceful countries, including "pacifists". "Pacifist Christians" would be persecuted, oppressed, slaughtered... Romans 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God, an avenger to execute wrath upon him that practices evil. With this issue settled, pacifist ideals and liberal positions, which are weakening this country, are not necessary nor allowed on this board.
 We uphold the Second Amendment right for American's to lawfully and legally bear arms, and the Biblical right to self defense, however, this forum is not a platform for the NRA, or survivalist and militia groups. Arming survivalist discussions are not a good Christian witness to our watching unbelieving world. Our faith and trust remains in Jesus Christ alone and that is the objective we share with our lost and nervous world in these end times.
Discussions on arming, images of guns and other weapons, heading to the hills, etc.. will be removed.
We 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 any time our Administrators and Mods realize issues effecting our goals and mission purposes are being compromised.
As a privately funded website we reserve the right to run this board for the purposes of our mission in edifying believers and uplifting the truths of scripture & Jesus Christ.
Thank you for reading, for your respect, and Christian maturity.
Last edited by Steve53; August 13th, 2012 at 09:11 PM.