Sharing God's grace to walk in fullness of identity and power

My Comments Policy

What People Say about Bas Rijksen1As you know, Web 2.0 is all about the conversation. But without a few simple ground rules, that conversation can turn into a shouting match that discourages others from entering into the fray.

So here is my comments policy. By posting on my blog, you agree to the following:

1. You may comment without registering. You can log-in via Disqus, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook – or not at all. It’s up to you.

2. You may post anonymously. I don’t recommend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may change this rule if it is abused.

3. You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on my blog than via email. It is a better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than answer several similar emails.

4. You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me – or anyone else, for that matter – do so in a way that is respectful. In my opinion, there is way too much shouting in the public square to tolerate it here.

5. I reserve the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments.

Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.

6. You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.

7. You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.

In short, my goal is to host interesting conversations with caring, honest, and respectful people. I believe this simple comments policy will facilitate this.

Comments

  1. Hi, I was introduced to your channel last evening, by a friend. And have watched your mini-series on why i don’t go to church anymore and The One Simple Formula To Spot Toxic Law-Based Teachings And Avoid Bondage. Really enjoyed your talk on these subjects, and agree 100%, with all you had to say. HOWEVER, I am slightly troubled with your quotations from several versions[?] of God’s Word. My question is, Can things that are DIFFERENT, be the SAME? How can ALL these versions[?] claim to be God’s Word, when they are ALL DIFFERENT.
    Personally. I Believe God PRESERVED his WORDS, just like He said He would in Psalm 12:6-7.

    I would love to know your thoughts on this subject… Since you’ve been Spot-On with everything so far!!!

  2. Susan K. Carpenter says:

    Hi Bas. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have discovered you. I always feel so happy after listening to you. I’ve discovered other grace teachers, like Joseph Prince, who has blessed me immensely, too. I love your clear, concise way of teaching. I’m a writer and currently trying to finish my book, “…And They Shall Never Perish…” You’ve helped me some with this. I’m well acquainted with God’s grace, but I sure had a lot to learn. Thank you! How can I ask you a question regarding my healing? I’ll ask it now. I’ve suffered from insomnia and then fatigue for decades and tried everything. I know only Jesus heals me and has done so, but I’m struggling with how to get off 3 klonopins a night to help me sleep, as you cannot just quit in a day. When I try to do is gradually, I don’t get enough sleep to function normally. It’s a dilemna for me. I really want your help here. Can you answer or pray for me?

  3. Just wondering how to rightly divide the word in regards to marriage and submission and head and so much of the heavy-handed marriage advice out there. I’ve been pretty beat up by it and would love a fresh look at some of the key verses from a law/gospel perspective. Resources?

  4. Alex chuprin says:

    Hi, just found you on youtube, i am Russian and going to Russian church building, are you still at home church, want to grow spiritually

  5. Ben Delp says:

    Hi! I have a question about a post you wrote, but on that particular post, the comments are disabled. Is there another format in which I could ask you a question about your post? I also tried to connect through facebook.

    Thanks so much!

  6. Kellye Skaines says:

    Hi Bas,
    I just discovered you. I listened to your Youtube about “Abiding in the Vine”.
    It was liberating. Thank you so much. I feel hope. I will be watching all
    your Youtubes. I cannot subscribe because of technical problems with my
    computer. I wanted to let you know I will be watching. Kellye

  7. Maddalena Milani Terragni says:

    Hello!
    My name is Maddalena and I live in Italy.

    I have read one of your books.

    I don’t understand if you are catholic or not.
    Can you tell me please?

    Thank you

    • Bas Rijksen says:

      Good question, and a funny one too. I don’t consider myself to be anything BUT to be a believer in Jesus (just like you if you know Him). You know Maddalena, all these names like “catholic, protestant, lutherism, baptist, etc are made up names, made up by mankind, not by God. As God looks at us he does not see a catholic, protestant, lutherism, baptist, but he sees sons and daughters of himself He look like His Son since we are like Jesus in the Spirit. So these are all outward labels of which none of them has value, what has value is to be a son or daughter of God and to know that 🙂

  8. Talal Dimashkie says:

    Hi Bas,
    I was an atheist for most of my life and have recently found God and confessed Jesus as my Lord and saviour. The sad part is that I was misled by my lack of knowledge and was misled into following law based doctrines. I’m am so thankful to have found your YouTube channel. It has blessed me and finally I can be at peace with the understandings you teach. I’m am currently alone in my walk as a believe and am trying to find others in Canada to contact. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bas Rijksen says:

      Hi Tala,

      So great to hear you got to know Jesus personally. Right, it’s so important to expose yourself to Grace-based teachings only, or else you end up nowhere but only having guilt and condemnation instead of joy, peace and love etc. I don’t know of any people in Canada, but I’m sure there are groups and churches there that are Grace-based. So if I was you I would search, and keep searching (also googling), and find a group of believers who are there for each other.

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