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Evangelist Luis Palau Preaches to Crowd in Marseille, France
The Christian Post ^ | Jul. 03 2011 | Michelle A. Vu

Posted on 07/04/2011 9:20:06 AM PDT by wmfights

Argentinian-born evangelist Luis Palau preached in the southeast coastal city of Marseille, France on Saturday, concluding his three-day Christian outreach festival.

The Luis Palau festival in Marseille was unique in that on Saturday the message was picked up by a satellite channel with millions of viewers. Palau spoke in Spanish while his interpreter translated his message into French.

Every night the festival, which began June 30, was taped for delayed transmission to Francophone Africa, the Middle East on CAN, and France on Dieu TV. Standing on the beaches of Plage du Prado, Palau preached about the Good News found in Jesus Christ.

The Luis Palau festival is the first event of its kind to be sponsored by the city of Marseille. Like other Palau fest, there were children’s activities, concert-like music, soccer, and preaching.

“We’re so used to having evangelical events and opportunities in [the United States], that we just take it for granted. We’re on the radio, we’re on the TV, in print, and all the things that we normally do which you really can’t do in France,” said Colin James of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association to MNN.

“The opportunities are very limited and constrained because of the culture and just the way the country has been run. It’s not an evangelical-based country.”

According to the CIA World Factbook, less than 2 percent of France’s population is Protestant Christian.

“Please pray that God will continue to pour our His Spirit in Marseille. Pray that the believers, especially the new ones as a result of this festival, will experience a radical transformation in their lives and live totally for Christ,” read the latest posting for the Marseille festival on the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association website.


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Ministry/Outreach
KEYWORDS: evangelism
“The opportunities are very limited and constrained because of the culture and just the way the country has been run. It’s not an evangelical-based country.”
1 posted on 07/04/2011 9:20:11 AM PDT by wmfights
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Europe doesn't have to become eurabia. Christians need to evangelize.

2 posted on 07/04/2011 9:22:33 AM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights

Luis Palua is a personal hero of mine. Going into a Muslim nation like France and evangelizing? Praise God for brave men like this.


3 posted on 07/04/2011 9:25:03 AM PDT by Grunthor (Support a POTUS candidate but don't get emotionally invested like a liberal.)
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To: Grunthor

Palua/Palau/typo


4 posted on 07/04/2011 9:25:50 AM PDT by Grunthor (Support a POTUS candidate but don't get emotionally invested like a liberal.)
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To: wmfights
We continue to lift up in prayers, Luis, Pat his wife and the others from LPEA.

We pray that many, including those of the Muslim faith listened to the truth of Jesus Christ, that God loves them and wants them for His own.

May God continue to have His hand of protection on Luis as we know he is more than willing to go wherever God opens a crack in the door for him.

5 posted on 07/04/2011 10:00:38 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Grunthor

Praise God for men like him! We need him to preach in Mexico, maybe he could stop the violence there. We need him in America as well. Europe can become Christian again—I believe she will in time. He is needed in Holland, Germany and England too. Europe must seek a new relationship with Christ.


6 posted on 07/04/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Grunthor
Luis Palua is a personal hero of mine.

Mine too!

I rejoice anywhere The Gospel is preached and the lost come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Europe is not as dangerous as the middle east, but if Christians don't evangelize there these weak kneed agnostics/atheists will soon be dominated by the strong willed muslims that are migrating there. Evangelizing there accomplishes a lot.

7 posted on 07/04/2011 10:07:11 AM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Amen!
8 posted on 07/04/2011 10:08:09 AM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights

“According to the CIA World Factbook, less than 2 percent of France’s population is Protestant Christian.”

That the home of John Calvin is less than 2 percent Protestant Christian is so sad. Praise the Lord for Luis Palau. He can preach boldly knowing that some of His sheep are surely to be found in France. Christ said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”


9 posted on 07/04/2011 10:46:23 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt; wmfights

The French Protestants were persecuted and left for other countries. Some came here.

God bless Luis Palau.

I have found Muslims to be somewhat open to hearing about Jesus. They are religious people.


10 posted on 07/04/2011 11:12:59 AM PDT by firebrand (It's a scandal that we have not yet impeached Obama.)
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To: firebrand; .45 Long Colt
I have found Muslims to be somewhat open to hearing about Jesus.

In my limited experience it can be very challenging, but rewarding.

11 posted on 07/04/2011 2:13:10 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: .45 Long Colt

France is also the homeland of the great St. Francis de Sales, who exposed Calvin’s lies and heresies. Also, the great St. John Vianney, St. Joan of Arc, St. Hilary of Poitiers, St. Irenaeus, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Blessed Basil Moreau, etc., etc. Also, Fr. Stephen T. Badin, the first priest ordained in the United States. Also, the incredible Fr. Edouard F. Sorin, C.S.C., founder of Our Lady’s University in Indiana. Also, the greatest churchman of the post-WWII era, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. St. Dominic crushed the Albigensian heresy in France. Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Sobirous at Lourdes.

The French Revolution and freemasonry have tried to sweep authentic Christianity out of France. They’ve come close, but they haven’t yet succeeded. If you ever get to Paris, attend church at St. Nicholas du Chardonnet (one block from the Maubert-Mutualite stop on the No. 10 Metro line). One of the best religious experiences you’ll ever have.


12 posted on 07/04/2011 2:34:25 PM PDT by nd76
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To: wmfights
"Europe doesn't have to become eurabia. Christians need to evangelize."

I strongly agree with this statement.

13 posted on 07/04/2011 3:52:42 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum.")
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To: nd76; .45 Long Colt
...St. Dominic crushed the Albigensian heresy in France.

Roman Catholics killing Christians to maintain a Roman Catholic hegemony. Now look where it led, a country that is agnostic/atheist and is seeing an influx of muslims. A Roman Catholic populace that does not even know what The Gospel is let alone how to evangelize. Roman Catholics should be thanking God for sending men like Luis Palau to countries like France. The only hope for peace is for The Gospel to reach the lost.

Our Lady the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Sobirous at Lourdes.

The Marian Cult is anything but Christian. If you read Scripture you know the ruler of this world is behind it.

14 posted on 07/04/2011 4:20:20 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: wmfights
Amen! "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)
15 posted on 07/04/2011 5:46:24 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: wmfights
You think people (the Cathari) who believed in two gods, one good (New Testament), and one evil (Old Testament), were Christians?
16 posted on 07/04/2011 5:54:17 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: wmfights

Thats’s your sad opinion.


17 posted on 07/04/2011 8:08:33 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: B Knotts
Typical anti-nonsense. Usually it can come from a anti-book about the Church that mixes hogwash with truth. In these books the meanings of bible verses are taken out of context then presented cleverly to connect outlandish thoughts. Then used out of context to be so called proof.

I was once an anti catholic who believed the church was " the whore of babylon". I left the church went to the independent churchs. Then I would take my mother to Catholic Mass. In time I realized how biblical it was as the priest spoke. We have a confession of faith like in the epistles read unless we confess Jesus Christ as Lord. Yes we confess every sunday Mass with the nicene creed which declares 1john4. A sign of a true Church.

I went to alot of different churchs. No not one other churchs made a practice to confess every week. I could go on and on.

But one thing the Lord showed me was how people who claim to be bible only get there ideas outside and interpreted by other books then go back to justify with said verse from the books. If they were really solo. Just reading bible without outside false influences they never would of come up with anti-nonsense. When I read the bible only thats how I came in full knowledge of what the Church meant.

18 posted on 07/04/2011 8:37:33 PM PDT by johngrace
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To: wmfights; nd76; .45 Long Colt
The Albigensians believed in a dual Manichaen god, that everything was an evil illusion created by the Demiurge called Yhwh and that there was a higher Gnostic god

If you want to believe what they believed, go ahead, we Christians (Catholics, Lutherans, Orthodox, Anglicans, Presbyterians etc.) will continue to believe in the continuity of God from Genesis to Revelation

19 posted on 07/04/2011 10:52:08 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: wmfights; nd76; .45 Long Colt
From wikipedia
The Cathars believed there existed within mankind a spark of divine light. This light, or spirit, had fallen into captivity within a realm of corruption identified with the physical body and world. This was a distinct feature of classical Gnosticism, of Manichaeism and of the theology of the Bogomils. This concept of the human condition within Catharism was most probably due to direct and indirect historical influences from these older (and sometimes violently suppressed) Gnostic movements. According to the Cathars, the world had been created by a lesser deity, much like the figure known in classical Gnostic myth as the Demiurge. This creative force was identified with Satan; most forms of classical Gnosticism had not made this explicit link between the Demiurge and Satan. Spirit, the vital essence of humanity, was thus trapped in a polluted world created by a usurper God and ruled by his corrupt minions.

The goal of Cathar eschatology was liberation from the realm of limitation and corruption identified with material existence. The path to liberation first required an awakening to the intrinsic corruption of the medieval "consensus reality", including its ecclesiastical, dogmatic, and social structures. Once cognizant of the grim existential reality of human existence (the "prison" of matter), the path to spiritual liberation became obvious: matter's enslaving bonds must be broken. This was a step-by-step process, accomplished in different measures by each individual. The Cathars accepted the idea of reincarnation. Those who were unable to achieve liberation during their current mortal journey would return another time to continue the struggle for perfection. Thus, it should be understood that being reincarnated was neither inevitable nor desirable, and that it occurred because not all humans could break the enthralling chains of matter within a single lifetime.

The Catharist concept of Jesus resembled modalistic monarchianism (Sabellianism) in the West and adoptionism in the East.[10][11] Some Cathari adhered to a concept of Jesus that might be called docetistic, believing that Jesus had been a manifestation of spirit unbounded by the limitations of matter—a sort of divine spirit or feeling manifesting within human beings. Many embraced the Gospel of John as their most sacred text, and many rejected the traditional view of the Old Testament—proclaiming that the God of the Old Testament was really the devil, or creative demiurge. They proclaimed that there was a higher God—the True God—and Jesus was variously described as being that True God or his messenger. These are views similar to those of Marcion, though Marcion never identified the creative demiurge with Satan, nor said that he was (strictly speaking) evil, merely harsh and dictatorial

Now if these were your cult's spiritual ancestors, good for you.

We Christians will continue believing that the words in the Old Testament continue into the new and we won't believe like your cult that Yhwh was just a demiurge and a false god.

20 posted on 07/05/2011 12:39:09 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: wmfights; nd76
Now look where it led, a country that is agnostic/atheist and is seeing an influx of muslims.

Wrong conclusion. The reasons for Francis' laicity lie primarily in the late 1900s when there was a strong anti-clericalism. That was exacerbated post the war. THAT is where the roots of France's laicite lies.

21 posted on 09/21/2011 1:02:14 AM PDT by Cronos (www.forfiter.com)
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