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# 02518 :  Is there a need to constantly address someone else using AKA?

Bro. Koshy,

A few weeks again, when Kristianjude used some not-so-good words to address you, I pointed it out to him and such postings have been removed (Thank you, kristianjude for taking the high road and correcting your stance).  He has since addressed you as Mr. Koshy.  What prompted me to write this is your constant need to address him as ‘kristianjude,’ a.k.a.’kristine.  You have given the following paragraph to support your stand. 

You introduced yourself to this Forum as ‘kristine.’ Later, you claimed that ‘kristine’ was taking a new identity and that is ‘kristianjude.’ I did not give any name or identification (ID) to you. However, you have the habit of giving identifications to others. I am only reminding the readers that all your postings could be reached by referring to these two identities; ‘kristianjude’ and ‘kristine.’ If ‘kristine’ was your original ID, why are you getting upset about it? It is similar to ‘kristine’ was upset about being addressed using the feminine pronouns. It was all from you and I only tell what I know as your identities that you chose and known on this Forum.” (Inspiration, Immutability, and Infallibility of the Scriptures, dated 30 Aug 2013 16:56:47)

I will let the readers decide on your motive behind using AKA, since you mentioned that they need to be reminded.  Since they are brought into the AKA subject, I like to ask the same readers in whether they find any value in being reminded always.  (Readers, please share your thoughts in whether Bro. Koshy’s reminders are helpful).  If readers think on the contrary, I will assume that that you will immediately cease from addressing him so.  I guess, time will tell on what the true intent is.

As I mentioned previously, readers not just read the postings but they read us too.  If Kristianjude needs to discuss with you on an eye-to-eye level, I believe, such “reminders” are not helpful.  What can be done is to take the high road and set a humbler, sincere tone where readers are drawn to one’s postings.  A godly teacher sets the bar of conduct high.  In contrast, heavy-handed responses as seen often in this forum (including to those who teach/believe unscriptural doctrines) will not attract them in anyway to know the real truth but rather push them away, making one’s effort counter-productive.

In closing, here’s a Scriptural pattern for our admonition:

“And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” (NJKV, 2 Tim 2: 24-26)

“And the Lord’s servant must not be a man of strife: he must be kind to all, ready and able to teach: he must have patience and the ability gently to correct those who oppose his message. He must always bear in mind the possibility that God will give them a different outlook, and that they may come to know the truth. They may come to their senses and be rescued from the power of the devil by the servant of the Lord and set to work for God’s purposes.” (JB Phillips, 2 Tim 2:24-26)

God Bless!

Post by : Varghese  View Profile    since : 3 Oct 2013


Reply by : George P. Koshy   View Profile   Since : 19 Nov 2014 2:35:41 PM Close

Dear ‘varghese,’

 

A person came on this Forum using the ID ‘kristine’ and after sometimes, a person started to use the ID ‘kristianjude.’  The person with the new ID claims that he/she is the same person.  If that is true or not, let the person with the ‘kristianjude’ ID say that he/she is not holding what was posted by ‘kristine’ on this Forum.  So long as ‘kristianjude’ claims that he/she was ‘kristine,’ I could write that he/she used another pseudonym on this Forum.  If any member of this Forum do not wish to do that, then that is up to them.  However, they should not impose their will on another.

 

I have not seen your claim that you have asked ‘kristianjude’ a.k.a. ‘kristine’ not to use the words that are offensive.  If you contacted him personally, why are you writing to me publicly?  There is an inconsistency.  Did I point out this inconsistency of yours before?  If I did, I do not remember the thread and date.  Could you provide your full name and your place of residence?  I ask for this, because you are taking upon you a place of unbiased middleman, while you are not unbiased.

 

I am not interested to continue on this thread.

 

Shalom Malekim!!!

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Reply by : kristianjude   View Profile   Since : 19 Nov 2014 3:25:42 PM Close

Dear Readers,

Mr. Varghese asked me in the thread wherein what I had written was not so good for him to read and and asked me to delet the thread and start a fresh thread (I do not remember the topic of the thread).  Mr. Varghese did not contact me personally. I deleted the thread, but did not starte a new one. 

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Reply by : Varghese   View Profile   Since : 19 Nov 2014 3:36:41 PM Close

This is a post of mine from Oct 2013.  Not sure why KristianJude brought it up now. But as I read thru my own posting, I realize that what I shared then still applies today. 

I have mostly kept away contributing these days due to the current state of affairs, which to me personally is not profitable.

My post speaks for itself and it applies to all of us, including myself.  As I have stated before, our postings reflect who we are. We owe to the readers here, to be Christ-like.  In the midst of all the noises here, maybe we should stop for a second and examine whether God’s name is honored or ashamed thru our conduct.

Closing without any further comments.  May He increase and may we decrease!

God Bless!

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