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  • Joel Osteen: Barack Obama Is a Christian

    12/26/2014 11:03:58 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 154 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 11/04/2014 | Mark Andrews
    Considering Joel Osteen's well-documented acceptance of just about anyone who believes almost anything, it should come as no surprise that the senior pastor of the mammoth Lakewood Church in Houston believes President Obama's assertion that he is a Christian—despite his numerous unbiblical beliefs, such as "there are many paths to the same place." Osteen's comments came in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN Friday on his news program, The Situation Room. Osteen says he has been to prayer breakfasts and other events with Barack Obama and heard him express his faith, redemption and salvation. "I just believe in my...
  • Rick Warren’s Call for Christians to Unite With ‘Holy Father’ Raising Concerns [Babylon the Great]

    12/05/2014 1:36:57 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 73 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 12/02/2014 | Heather Clark
    In a new video, megachurch leader and author Rick Warren is calling for Christians to unite with Roman Catholics and “Pope Francis,” who Warren recently referred to as the “Holy Father”—a move that is raising concerns among Christians nationwide and is resulting in calls for Warren to repent. Warren made the comments following his visit to the Vatican last month, where he spoke at an interfaith conference on the “Complementarity of Man and Woman.”...
  • Paul di Luccas big plan for McDonald's inside Churches.

    11/28/2014 9:02:56 PM PST · by lee martell · 34 replies
    Nov. 28, 14 | Lee Martell
    Let me know if this has already been talked about. I looked, but saw no prior discussion. There is a small social group of small business owners considering a most unorthodox proposal, that being to build a small McDonald's restaurant inside of existing churches. The theory being that this would help to increase church attendance, resulting in a net gain for both the participating house of worship and the locally held franchise. I truly thought this was nothing but an overwrought, ill conceived joke written by some bored agnostic, but now I'm not so sure. It is so off the...
  • Oprah’s network releases sneak peek of ‘The Rob Bell Show’

    11/25/2014 11:03:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Jonathan Merritt
    Riding on the success of a pile of bestselling books and a hit video series, Pastor Rob Bell became one of the most sought after religious speakers in America during the early 2000’s. But after Bell questioned whether hell was real in his New York Times bestselling book Love Wins, many conservative Christians tried to oust him from the inner circle of evangelicalism. How did Bell respond? By quietly bidding his haters adieu, leaving his church, and attaining even more success. In 2011, Bell was named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and, after finding his...
  • Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral

    11/20/2014 8:22:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 20, 2014 | David Lazarus
    It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America’s most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: “There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle."
  • Rev. Franklin Graham: Muslim Prayer Service at National Cathedral ‘Sad to See

    11/14/2014 10:54:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/14/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    Reverend Franklin Graham, son of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, said the Muslim prayer service on Friday at the Washington National Cathedral, an Episcopal church established under a charter granted by Congress more than 100 years ago, is “sad to see” because the church should only open its door for worship of “the One True God of the Bible.” In a Facebook post on Thursday, Nov. 13, Rev. Franklin Graham, who heads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, “Tomorrow, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. -- one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America -- will host a Muslim...
  • Washington National Cathedral To Host Muslim Prayer Service For First Time In American History

    11/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PST · by Safrguns · 37 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | November 14, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The Washington National Cathedral will host a Muslim prayer service on Friday -- for the first time in American history. Why is National Cathedral hosting a prayer service for a religion that opposes the teachings of Christianity? I asked Erwin Lutzer, the pastor of Moody Church, about the significance of this moment. What he told me should be shared! Pastor Lutzer: "The National Cathedral was dedicated to be a house of worship for Christians. Although tolerance is a commendable virtue, we might well wonder why this Cathedral will be used to host a prayer service for a religion which opposes...
  • Islam Comes to the National Cathedral

    11/14/2014 10:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Diana West
    There are several ways to see the National Cathedral's decision to host Islamic Friday prayers this week. First, the facts. The service is the brainchild of the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, the Episcopal cathedral's director of liturgy, and South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim, who is delivering the sermon. Invitation-only guests include Masjid Muhammad of The Nation's Mosque, representatives of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). That's some roster if playing "Spot the Muslim Brotherhood Front" is a...
  • Is Your Church Safe?

    11/03/2014 8:45:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 3, 2014 | Timothy J. Hammons
    I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago about a church she used to attend. She stopped going because the pastors, who called themselves “team leaders,” never wanted to deal with any topics that might be controversial, like abortion. In fact, their stated goal was that they wanted the church to be safe for people. The thought of a “safe” church has bounced around in my head off and on since then. What in the world is a safe church, especially given that the gospel itself, is not safe. Jesus isn’t safe. God Himself, is not safe. In...
  • NO BIG BANG WITHOUT GOD, SAYS POPE FRANCIS

    10/27/2014 1:47:14 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 192 replies
    Brietbart ^ | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 27 Oct 2014, 8:30 AM PDT | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 27 Oct 2014, 8:30 AM PDT
    The Big Bang “doesn’t contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it,” Pope Francis said Monday morning, because the beginning of the world “is not the work of chaos.” The Pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, gathered in the Vatican to discuss “Evolving Concepts of Nature.” God is not some sort of wizard, said Francis, but rather “the Creator who brought all things into being.” The origin of the world derives directly “from a supreme Principle of creative love,” he added. “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation,...
  • Gungor and the Art of Apostasy

    10/26/2014 12:01:56 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/26/2014 | Steve Berman
    Michael Gungor, of the Christian worship band Gungor, stepped into a wasp’s nest of criticism and controversy by his comments a few months ago that he doesn’t believe in a literal creation, or in the great flood, or Noah.  In fact, he believes that God-directed evolution is the means our Creator used to bring forth species upon the earth. Meh.  By itself, such a comment is disagreeable to my own beliefs, but not on its face heretical or worthy of disfellowship.  The fact that Gungor has a hit band in the Christian world has no bearing on my opinion. Michael...
  • "Synod Fathers under intense pressure from the Kasper Front to modify their views - or else"

    10/16/2014 2:53:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | October 15, 2014
    It seems Walter Kasper's racist remarks on Africa and Africans have caused an understandable shock wave throughout the assembly. They reflect a racist, xenophobic, and anti-African mindset that has removed the Church in Africa from any participation in the Synodal administration and governance, or in the committee formed to help draft the final relatio. Other than that, Synod Fathers are being strongly pressured by the allies of the racist German cardinal, who are in the minority, to modify as little as possible the partial relatio: as Tosatti explains below, that was one of the main reasons why the racist manipulators...
  • What Will the Synod Bring?

    10/03/2014 7:31:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10/02/14 | EDWARD PENTIN, ROME CORRESPONDENT
    In a long address that opened a consistory on the synod, the German cardinal ended his speech by considering arguments for a possible change in pastoral practice that would in some instances allow such Catholics to receive the Eucharist. His arguments were roundly criticized by both cardinals and scholars, leading Cardinal Kasper to complain of a “doctrinal war.”
  • New Bishop of Gloucester [UK] 'Likely to be a Woman'

    09/24/2014 6:35:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/23/14
    The first woman bishop in the Church of England could be in the Gloucester diocese, a senior clergyman has said. The archdeacon of Cheltenham's comments came during an open meeting where some 70 people shared their views on what qualities the new bishop should have. The Venerable Robert Springett said he felt the likelihood was "really pretty high" as the diocese could now pick the best person regardless of gender. The Right Reverend Michael Perham, stepped back as bishop in August. He had been due to retire in November. He was interviewed by the Metropolitan Police investigating two allegations of...
  • Indifference: The Reformation Of Pope Francis – Part III

    08/10/2014 12:36:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    DavidLGray.info A Fresh Catholic Perspective ^ | August 5, 2014 | David L. Gray
    This ongoing series on the Reformation of Pope Francis began in September of 2013 with a thesis and a prophecy. The thesis was that Pope Francis means to remake the Catholic Church in his image; a feat that no previous Pope has dared to exercise to this extent. The prophecy was that the Papacy and Reformation of Pope Francis will be exercised through three personal ideologies of his that I called ‘windows’; those three being (1) Rejectionism; (2) Indifferentism, and (3) Inclusivism. For those new to this series, should know that these are not slam pieces. While it is true...
  • Gungor drifts from biblical orthodoxy [Christian musician decides Scripture not accurate]

    08/07/2014 2:41:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 8/2/14 | Jeff Koch
    Dove-award winning artists Michael and Lisa Gungor—whose “Dry Bones” and “Beautiful Things” became worship anthems across the country--are...wandering away from a biblically defined Christianity to a land twixt and tween. ....The band’s new ideas are more clearly set forth in a blog post titled, “What do we Believe?” ...he nails down exactly what he doesn’t believe—in Adam and Eve or the Flood. He has “no more ability to believe in these things then I do to believe in Santa Claus.” This theological ambivalence is on display on Gungor’s latest project—a collection of EPs released under the name The Liturgists. Working...
  • Is the “missio ad gentes” still a priority for Pope Francis’ Church?

    08/02/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    MondayVatican ^ | July 21, 2014 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    That Pope Francis is very attentive to the dialogue with non-believers is clear from his most recent conversation with Eugenio Scalfari, the founder of the Italian leftist newspaper “La Repubblica”. Scalfari, a self-proclaimed atheist, who even wrote a book entitled “Me and God”, on his being a non-believer. The conversation published by “La Repubblica” on July 16 – which was partly downplayed and its content clarified by Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office – also showed that what the secular press think about him is very close to Pope Francis’ heart. This is ultimately the original...
  • Pope Francis And Ecumenicide

    08/02/2014 12:23:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 42 replies
    restore dc catholicism ^ | 7/31/14 | restore dc catholicism
    Ecumenicide - any dialogue between Catholics and those of other faiths in which Catholics participate without the express purpose of converting those of other faiths to the Roman Catholic Church, that is, the One True Church. I cannot claim credit for coining that term. I saw that on the facebook wall of Pat Archibald, one of the bloggers of Creative Minority Report. It is a brilliant term and it is an accurate description of what politically correct Catholics do when they "dialog" with no intent of bringing others home to Rome. Here is a curious and telling post from Rorate...
  • Pope Apologizes for "Catholics who Obstructed Pentecostal Growth"

    08/01/2014 3:21:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 8/01/14 | New Catholic
    We interrupt this Sandro Magister column for an important announcement: "The Temple of Solomon has reopened!" No, not the original Temple, of course: all over the news (cf. reports at the Times and in Forbes magazine), one can see the announcement of a bizarre gaudy 300-million-dollar supposed replica built by a Pentecostal sect in the largest Brazilian city, Sao Paulo. We wish to offer our readers a glimpse of how much the Catholic Church has "obstructed the growth" (in the Pope's words) of these Pentecostal communities in Latin America.
  • What could he be thinking? Pope Apologizes to evangelicals for the Church not collapsing enough

    08/01/2014 3:03:42 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 8/1/14 | tantumblogo
    Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Papa, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, the return. I have avoided over the past week or more the incredibly damaging and scandalous actions and statements by Pope Francis with regard to his evangelical buddies in the hopes these scandals might go away. But eventually it became too much to avoid. Apparently, TFG has been meeting and cavorting with these hucksters all summer. Scandal has piled on scandal. This is not a matter of translations, or spin. The statements are too cohesive, too similar, and repetitious...
  • Dear Gabby

    07/29/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 87 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of the Vatican II ^ | July 28, 2014 | Louie Verrecchio
    A priest looking for advice on how to advance the Church in a fast-paced world so often embroiled in conflict recently approached a well-placed cleric who had been a religious order priest and bishop for many years. In response, the bishop answered, in part, by sharing the following true story: A priest went as a missionary to an area where for years they had no priest, and evangelicals had arrived. He told me that he went to a woman who had been the teacher of the people and then the principle of the village school. This lady sat him down...
  • Church of England set to vote on women bishops

    07/14/2014 7:04:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2014 6:38 AM EDT
    The Church of England is set to vote on whether women should be allowed to enter its top ranks as bishops. […] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told the BBC that he hopes the vote will go through, saying “the votes, I think, are there.” …
  • Transgender priest to preach at National Cathedral

    06/21/2014 5:16:01 PM PDT · by don-o · 117 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 21, 2014
    WASHINGTON – An openly transgender Episcopal priest is set to preach at Washington National Cathedral. The Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University, will be a guest preacher on Sunday. He'll be the first openly transgender priest to preach from Canterbury Pulpit at the cathedral.
  • Defiling the Master's Bride

    06/09/2014 5:27:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | June 9, 2014 | Louie Verrecchio
    Pentecost is often called “the birthday of the Church,” and to the extent that we understand the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ present and active in this world, it most certainly is. As such, I prefer to think of Pentecost as that moment in salvation history when the Apostles, emboldened by the power of the Holy Ghost, came out of hiding to reveal for all to see precisely what the mission of the Holy Catholic Church looks like in action. So crucial is this timeless example of missionary zeal to the work of the Church that it was...
  • Has the Pope Taken His First Steps into Last Days Apostasy?

    09/25/2013 8:27:57 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 346 replies
    American Prophet ^ | September 24, 2013 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Reuters and other news agencies are reporting that the Pope has capitulated on several issues such as homosexuality, abortion and contraception. The PopeÂ’s remarks were taken from a 12,000 word interview with the Jesuit periodical, Civilta Cattolica, (Catholic Civilization) the most prominent statement reaching news agencies is his declaration that the church needs to shake off its obsession with abortion and homosexuality. The Pope has pleased the liberal factions of the Catholic Church and sickened and worried the conservative members of the church. Few have reported on the prophetic implications of the PopeÂ’s remarks and with some exceptions, such as...
  • Conservative Lead on Social and Economic Ideology Shrinking [Abandoning Almighty God]

    05/28/2014 10:38:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/28/14
    More Americans continue to identify themselves as conservatives than as liberals on economic and social matters. However, the conservative advantage on each dimension is shrinking from higher points in recent years, down to 21 points on economic policy and four points on social policy.
  • I renounced Islam, so my family think I should die

    05/25/2014 11:16:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/25/2014 | Harriet Alexander
    Apostasy is not just something that scandalises people in far off lands. Harriet Alexander hears the story of a British woman whose life was turned upside down when she left Islam - echoing the plight of Meriam Ibrahim, who awaits a death sentence in Sudan for the same "crime" If Amal Farah were not living in Britain, she believes she might well be dead. For the 33-year-old financial manager had carried out an act so heinous, her family felt she deserved to die. Her crime? She had renounced her Islamic faith – “and within my community, that’s a capital offence,”...
  • Explaining Sharia Law part three: Its only tangible product is hatred for all non-Muslims

    05/19/2014 9:28:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The everyday rules for how Muslims must live their lives come from the Qua’ran. Hate has been codified into Sharia Law. Sharia Law is a plan for worldwide dominance of Islam with all other humans being held as slaves- often sex slaves living in misery. The cruelty displayed by the Boko Haram is a reflection of true Islam; not an aberration. These seventh century creatures are merely following what they have been taught by their leaders. It is doubtful that most, if any, of this band of animals even knows how to read so it’s a good bet they have...
  • The Age of Apostasy ... Mark Steyn

    05/08/2014 10:26:11 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 1 May 2014 | Mark Steyn
    ... ~Effective today, the Sultan of Brunei has made his lucky people the first in eastern Asia to live under a national Sharia law: ... Brunei is a Commonwealth country whose ultimate court of appeal is the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London. It will be interesting to see how culturally sensitive their Lordships are to the first gay stoning that lands on their desks. Islamic law is a bitch to live under because it has a complete lack of proportion, an inability to tolerate any dissent from orthodoxy, and a disinclination to recognize the concept of private...
  • Methodists drop church complaint against open lesbian

    05/08/2014 8:00:19 AM PDT · by fwdude · 77 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A lesbian preacher in the United Methodist Church is being given a free ride. After a complaint was filed against Sara Thompson Tweedy of New York, the matter was considered and the case dismissed. There will be no prosecution. Rob Renfroe of Good News, an orthodox renewal United Methodist group, says there's no mistake about Thompson's lifestyle. "She's very up front that she that is married to another woman…" tells OneNewsNow. Renfroe describes her as a "proud, active, self-avowed lesbian."
  • New Research Indicates Islam Growing Faster Than Christianity

    05/02/2014 5:40:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | May 01, 2014 | Carrie Dedrick
    New research claims that the global numbers of Christians has remained stagnant, while Islam has skyrocketed as a worldwide religion reports Christianity Today. Dick Slikker of Christian mission consultancy group Project Care, assembled a report comparing numbers of Christians and Muslims from 1900 to 2010. According to Slikker’s report, Christianity has remained about the same, but Islam has almost doubled in members. The statistics of the report are as follows: •Christians made up 34.5 percent of the world’s population in 1900, but fell to 32.9 percent in 2010. •Muslims made up 12.3 percent of the world’s population in 1900, but...
  • Al Sharpton: The True Meaning of Easter Is Revealed Through the Political Crucifixion of Obama

    04/16/2014 11:34:19 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 58 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 16 Apr 2014, 10:23 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    Wednesday on the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," Al Sharpton offered a curious explanation involving President Barack Obama for the meaning of Easter: "I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don't lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges. The story of Jesus on the cross. no matter what they humiliated him with. no matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he...
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • Fred Phelps’ Death Prompts Westboro Baptist Church To Protest His Funeral

    03/20/2014 10:38:34 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 27 replies
    Duffel Blog ^ | 3/18/2014 | Paul
    TOPEKA, KS – On the same day that Fred Phelps’ body was found rotting in a chair in his upstairs office, members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church announced that they would be picketing his upcoming funeral. Phelps, born November 13, 1929, was the leader of the church — an organization that practices a strange, anti-homosexual version of Christianity that has been known to protest at celebrity and military funerals. The pastor’s daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, was the first to discover the 83-year-old’s body. “We haven’t brought dad out to very many protests for a few years now,” said Phelps-Roper. “In...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • United Methodist Bishop drops all charges..calls for end of “disciplining”..who perform gay weddings

    03/10/2014 12:24:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 10, 2014 | John Shore
    Last October Dr. Thomas Ogletree (above), a clergyman in the United Methodist Church (UMC), performed the wedding ceremony for his gay son. UMC pastors are not supposed to marry gay couples, family members or otherwise. They’re instead supposed to believe what their Book of Discipline (which is to the UMC what, say, the Tax Code Book is to the IRS) tells them to believe, which is that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching.” ....................................................... So guess what happened this morning instead of the trial of Thomas Ogletree? The UMC bishop overseeing the trial dropped all charges against the pastor. And...
  • Egyptian researcher: Jews were not in Egypt during Pharaonic times

    02/24/2002 3:30:15 PM PST · by naine · 260 replies · 2,264+ views
    February 17, 2002 Researcher refutes claims of Jews' existence during Pharaonic dynasties     Aided by evidence from mural inscriptions in temples, items in museums and most Importantly verses from the Holy Quran, the researcher Bassam Al Shama' gave proof that the Jews were not existent in Egypt in the age of Pharaonic dynasties and that Prophet Joseph came to Egypt when it was under the reign of the Greek. He also cast doubt on the assumption that the Pharaoh who stood in the face of Moses was neither Ramsis 11 nor his son Nebtah. Al Shama' has in fact ...
  • LDS Church follows Christ's 'blueprint,' speaker says [Lds leader says other churches invalid]

    01/16/2014 5:20:42 AM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Jan. 12, 2014 | Scott Lloyd
    ...A frequently cited passage in LDS scripture identifies The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as “the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth”(...Doctrine and Covenants 1:30). “What does this mean?” asked Elder Tad R. Callister of the church’s Presidency of the Seventy during a devotional for college-age church members Sunday evening. “It does not mean that other churches do not have some truth, for certainly they do,” he said. “It does not mean that other churches do not render good, for they render much good. What it does mean is that this is...
  • "Watch and Remember": The New Testament and the Great Apostasy

    01/16/2014 5:19:52 AM PST · by Colofornian · 52 replies
    BYU Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarshiment and the Great Apostasy ^ | (Originally published 1990 by Deseret Book) | Kent P. Jackson
    Since its beginning, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has proclaimed to the world...there was an apostasy of the church which had been founded by Jesus during his earthly ministry...This is a fundamental belief of the restored church. In fact, it is the apostasy of early Christianity which creates the very need for the restored Latter-day Saint faith: if there had not been an apostasy, there would have been no need for a restoration.2 Latter-day Saint theology asserts...the church of Jesus and his apostles came to an end...the doctrines which its inspired leaders taught were corrupted and changed...
  • Church of England Proposes 'Blessings' for Gay Marriage

    11/28/2013 3:25:11 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 11/28/13 | Belinda Goldsmith
    LONDON (Reuters) - Church of England clergy would be able to "bless" same-sex relationships under long-awaited proposals unveiled on Thursday as the church adopts a more open - but disputed - approach to homosexuality. Although gay couples would still not be able to legally marry in a church, the proposed change would officially sanction clergy to let gay and lesbian couples mark and celebrate same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in a church service. Critics swiftly condemned the "blessing" proposal as contrary to the church's teaching on sexual conduct. The proposal was among 18 recommendations put forward by a working group...
  • The Great Apostasy [Mormonism labels ALL Protestant, Catholic & Orthodox churches 'apostate']

    10/09/2013 11:14:38 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 129 replies
    Mormonism Research Ministry ^ | Aaron Shafovaloff
    Around the world the fame of Christ spreads. Men and women lift their hands to praise the name of Jesus, worshiping him as the King of kings and Lord of lords. Full of the Holy Spirit, they lift him up as their savior, redeemer, and advocate. His gospel is preached, his word is believed, and his death and resurrection are celebrated in the Lord's Supper. Millions are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, trusting in the person and work of Christ for forgiveness of sins, eternal life, and the transformation of their heart. Hundreds of...
  • National Cathedral Leader: 'Homophobia' a Sin; Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Performed

    10/07/2013 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/7/13 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – The Very Rev. Gary Hall, chief ecclesiastical leader and executive officer of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., said in a sermon on Sunday that “homophobia” and “heterosexism” are sins. “In its wisdom, the church came to its senses and labeled both racism and sexism as sinful,” Hall said. “And now we find ourselves at the last barrier—call that barrier homophobia, call it heterosexism. “We must now have the courage to take the final step and call homophobia and heterosexism what they are,” Hall said. “They are sin. “Homophobia is a sin,” Hall said. “Heterosexism is a sin.
  • ELCA Repents for Holding Biblical View

    10/02/2013 2:40:58 AM PDT · by rhema · 39 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 9/30/13 | Dan Skogen
    Last week the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed Rev. Guy Erwin as Bishop of the Southwest California Synod. Rev. Erwin is the first practicing homosexual to be a bishop in the ELCA. The ELCA's Living Lutheran website reported that there were at least 10 ELCA bishops in attendance. (see here) Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson, the highest ranking ELCA leader, delivered the sermon at the installation. Bishop Hanson's sermon made it clear that there is no more debate in the denomination about whether homosexuality is sinful or godly. He then proclaimed the ELCA's repentance for once holding the Biblical...
  • The Conversion of Souls: Never Give Up!

    09/05/2013 4:27:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | September 2, 2013 | JUDY KEANE
    At a recent Catholic conference I attended, one of the guest speakers asked those present if they had a family member who had either lapsed from the Catholic faith or if they had family members who never had it to begin with. Out of the more than 700 attendees, nearly every hand in the audience went up. Not surprising since it is estimated that upwards twenty million Americans consider themselves to be lapsed Catholics. More than likely, we all know of someone within each of our families who simply no longer practice the faith or who have not yet come...
  • Obama’s Two Masters and the Smell of Desperation

    09/05/2013 7:42:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 5, 2013 | Keith Davies
    the president’s loyalty to the interests of the United States and its Constitution has been trumped by a different agenda or ideology. While many have suspected this since his initial presidential campaign, the Syrian Crisis makes it more obvious than ever for those who are informed and who understand the background of Barrack Hussein Obama. We know of Barack Obama’s past associations, we know that he was brought up a Muslim, and we know based on his policies over the last few years, that he wishes to empower the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt. He’s been notably frustrated...
  • Christianity Is a Crime Punishable by Death under Sharia Law

    08/20/2013 4:00:43 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    I'm in the process of transferring here the articles I had on another, older blog which I'm closing down. They are still relevant, showing how things haven't changed at all in the Islamic world but maybe - just maybe - have developed a little bit chez nous. The Guardian article that I quoted from in here might have still made today the same unfounded, false claims that death for apostasy is not part of Islam that it made then. But, while it's becoming more and more obvious every day that the Muslim persecution of Christians throughout the world is the...
  • New ELCA Presiding Bishop, Same Old Disregard for What God Says

    08/16/2013 6:32:17 AM PDT · by rhema · 28 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 8/16/13 | Dan Skogen
    There is a new bishop in town, a new leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The old bishop, Mark S. Hanson, has been sent packing and none too soon. Under Bishop Hanson's watch, the ELCA has: - decided God was wrong, so they “unsinned” homosexuality - taken no step to protect the lives of the unborn - continued to gender neutralize God and also invented female names for Him - taken no steps to end goddess worship happening in their churches - continually called on government leaders to take actions that would harm Israel and seek to turn...
  • More Pastors Jumping Off the Rock into the Raging Waters

    08/05/2013 12:02:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/24/2013 | Michael Youssef
    When evangelical preachers lose their way and turn their backs on biblical Christianity, why is it they end up in the Episcopal Church? As a preacher who traveled in the opposite direction and left the Episcopal Church 22 years ago—or I should say the Episcopal Church left me—I think I have a clue. On March 18, the Huffington Post reported that Rob Bell, the one-time evangelical pastor who rejected the core of Christian faith, has endorsed homosexual marriage. Where was that endorsement made? Surprise, surprise: Grace Cathedral, the Episcopal Cathedral of the Diocese of California. Grace Cathedral is located in...
  • Apostasy in America: The Strange but Just Judgment of God

    08/05/2013 3:40:03 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 25 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 5, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    The age that saw the advent of Jesus Christ was a dark age rich in nature religions, superstitions, open intercourse with demons as well as philosophical and ethical systems encompassing the animism, sex worship and human sacrifice of the vast majority of the world to the Atomism (physical materialism) and pantheist Stoicism (spiritual materialism) of Greek nature sages, the Roman pantheon of deities and the Greek mystery religions. The darkness of sin was everywhere. Into this putrid cesspool of unfettered libido and perverted revelation came the "light that shines in darkness" (Isaiah 9:2; John 1:5), the Son of God, fully...
  • ‘Bro-choice’ students support abortion to make hookups more likely [VIDEO]

    07/17/2013 2:59:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/16/13 | Robby Soave
    Some male students who describe themselves as “bro-choice” — i.e., men who support abortion rights —believe legal abortion makes women more likely to sleep with them, a reporter found....