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  • How Do We Know It’s the True Church?

    08/14/2016 2:49:24 PM PDT · by ADSUM · 121 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    What are the twelve traits of authority, and how do they work? First of all, it seems clear that their decision would have to be made from a historical perspective. It was not good enough to decide complex moral, social, or doctrinal issues based on popularity polls or yesterday’s newspaper. To decide difficult questions, a valid authority has to be historical.
  • Parents, educators rally behind teacher suspended for 'racist' social media posts

    03/22/2016 7:17:14 AM PDT · by G Larry · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 March 2016 | Unknown
    The teacher posted: “Anyone care to explain to me the school-to-prison pipeline my colleagues and I have somehow created, or perpetuated, or not done enough to interrupt? Because if you can’t prove it, the campaigns you’ve waged to deconstruct adult authority in my building by enabling student misconduct, you seriously owe us real teachers an apology. Actually, an apology won’t cut it.” "Phones and iPad devices, used for social media and gaming," wrote Olson. "There have always been rules for ‘devices,’ and defined levels of misconduct. Since we now have no backup, no functional location to send kids who won’t...
  • Off-duty special agent points gun at a man during road rage incident in Virginia Beach

    12/31/2015 11:41:02 AM PST · by csvset · 44 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 30 december 2015 | Alissa Skelton
    VIRGINIA BEACH An off-duty Homeland Security special agent pointed a gun at another man during a road rage incident in Virginia Beach, police say. It happened around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of London Bridge Boulevard and Dam Neck Road. Witnesses called 911 to report a man pointing a gun at another man, said Officer Tonya Pierce, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department. The drivers were traveling north on Dam Neck approaching London Bridge when one pulled in front of the other and stopped. The two exchanged words, and a threat may have been made, police said....
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • Jewish educators called to UK authority meeting on Rosh Hashana

    07/26/2015 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 7/26/15 | Jerry Lewis
    LONDON – While British school inspection authority Ofsted holds respect for minorities high on its agenda, it has set a meeting for independent London schools – including Jewish schools – on Rosh Hashana. Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, has the authority to insist on changes in schools if common standards and regulations aren’t met, and in extreme cases can recommend the closure of schools. It has the power to descend on a school without notice, or minimal notice, to ensure the establishment is up to scratch. High on its agenda is ensuring schools teach...
  • The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority

    06/13/2015 11:49:21 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The American Cowboy Chronicle ^ | June 12, 2015 | Tom Correa
    The United Nations is Not a Government -- They Have No Authority Back in 2011, I wrote about the seriousness of the corruption at the United Nations and their attempts to circumvent the Constitution of the United States, U.N. "Small Arms Treaty" Will Disarm Americans.  Well, they are still at it! Besides what is going on around the world where the UN has placed itself, on Jun 10th, 2015, it was reported that United Nations peacekeepers had "transactional sex” with 225 Haitian women in return for UN supplies. Yes, sex for food and medicine, according to a UN's new Office...
  • House GOP moves to punish State Dept. over Benghazi delays

    06/04/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by kidd · 26 replies
    Ritter / AP ^ | June 2, 2015 | MATTHEW DALY
    Following through on a threat, House Republicans on Tuesday proposed cutting the State Department's budget to protest its slow response in producing documents related to the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya
  • Submission to Governing Authorities

    05/11/2015 8:16:19 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    The Bible | Around 56 | The Apostle Paul
    Submission to Governing Authorities Romans 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For...
  • Rome, authority and Argumentum Ad Infinitum

    03/14/2015 8:58:42 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 4 replies
    Daniel's Place ^ | 12/26/2014 | PuritianReformed
    <p>Before there was Catholic Answers, there was John Henry Newman, the apostate from Anglicanism. On the issue of the infallibility of the Roman Church, there is surely some continuity between the two. Protestants, in response to Roman claims on the infallibility of the Church, rightly ask how one can be infallibly certain of that. Newman's response is to say that this same argument can be used against the infallibility of the Apostles and the Scripture, the former probably as a polemic against Anglicanism and the latter against Protestantism as a whole. Since the same argument can be used against other views, either one has to abandon all usage of the words "infallibility, necessity, truth and certainty," or the argument is to be discounted altogether.</p>
  • A Refresher on “Apostolic Succession”

    02/28/2015 11:26:52 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 51 replies
    triablogue ^ | January 28, 2015 | John Bugay
    Thomas Hobbes said “The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof”. History has borne out this statement. The question of “authority” is at the heart of every discussion between Protestants and Roman Catholics since the time of the Reformation, and yet the Church of Rome (“Roman Catholicism”) bases all of its claims to authority upon “apostolic succession” … the notion that there was an unbroken succession of “successors” from the time of the Apostles till now. Bryan Cross has said “The Church always had the concept of apostolic succession.”,...
  • Scientists seek international authority on climate geoengineering

    02/15/2015 9:40:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/15/15 | Jean-Louis Santini - AFP
    San José (United States) (AFP) - US scientists and legal experts are calling for a strong, international authority to regulate any man-made interventions meant to combat global warming, amid fears that the technology could be harmful to the environment. The field known as geoengineering is not currently regulated by any institution or treaty, Edward Parson, professor of environmental law at the University of California, Los Angeles, explained Saturday. "If some nations decide this year to embark on a crude untested experimental attempt to do it, we cannot prevent it," Parsons said in San Jose, California at the American Society for...
  • The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura:Is It Really Biblical?

    02/12/2015 5:41:35 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 188 replies
    The Doctrine of Sola Scriptura: Is It Really Biblical? by Tony Warren hat does sola scriptura mean, and is the doctrine Biblical? Actually, the phrase is Latin, and it was coined by the Reformation church during the 1500's. It means "Scripture solely" or "Scripture alone." By these words the faithful Christian church of this era took a stand for the Biblical principle that the Bible was God's wholey inspired and infallible Word, and as such was the sole ultimate rule of faith and practice for the church. It illustrated that by definition, the Word of God must be the...
  • What Do the Scriptures Mean which speak of “the flesh?”

    01/09/2015 7:27:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 160 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-08-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do the Scriptures Mean which speak of “the flesh?” By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a common misunderstanding of the meaning of the Biblical phrase “the flesh.”  There are many references to “the flesh” in New Testament Scripture, especially in the letters of St. Paul. The phrase confuses some, who think it synonymous with the physical body or merely with sexual sin.It is true that there are many times when Scripture uses the word “flesh” to refer to the physical body. However, when the definite article “the” is placed before the word “flesh” we are most often dealing with something...
  • Ooh, he said ‘chair’” – “Florilegia” vs. the Reformation discipline of Textual Criticism</a>

    02/08/2015 11:42:11 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 15 replies
    Beggars All ^ | March 08, 2011 | - James Swan
    Ooh,ooh, he said ‘chair’” – “Florilegia” (“assertions of authority”) vs. the Reformation discipline of Textual Criticism When you’ve been involved with the sort of Protestant-vs-Roman-Catholic argumentation that we deal with on a daily basis, it’s easy to discern some patterns. As Turretin noted in the 17th century, the Roman Catholic method of defending itself is to make a claim of over-arching authority; this claim is asserted and re-asserted, as if the re-assertion carries more weight than the original assertion. This method of argument-by-authority was very common in the early medieval years. In fact, the long lists of patristic citations that...

    02/08/2015 7:14:43 AM PST · by 9thLife · 10 replies
    Church of St. Michael ^ | February 8, 2015 | Fr. George W. Rutler
    “Says who?” That challenge to authority is not confined to adolescents. It is a valid question, provided one wants a legitimate answer. The right use of authority is a staple of civilized order, and its abuse is the engine of the worst civil crimes. That is why our government has a system of checks and balances. The source of Christ’s authority was the big question when he healed and forgave sins. He taught “as one with authority and not as the scribes.” When accused of using Satan as the source of his authority over evil spirits, he replied that a...
  • "If You Question Authority, You Are Mentally Ill", Report Finds

    01/21/2015 3:39:32 PM PST · by Rockitz · 62 replies ^ | 21 January, 2015 | Anonymous
    This post is about an issue that is by now a bit dated (though the topic as such certainly isn’t), but we have only just become aware of it and it seemed to us worth rescuing it from the memory hole. In late 2013, the then newest issue of the American Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM for short) defined a new mental illness, the so-called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. As informs us, the definition of this new mental illness essentially amounts to declaring any non-conformity and questioning of authority as a form of insanity. According...
  • The limits of church authority (holy days, feasts, etc.)

    01/13/2015 11:16:30 AM PST · by Arkansas Toothpick · 113 replies
    An excerpt from the article: Can the claim of the Catholic magisterium to formulate and impose obligatory laws on God's people be supported by the Scriptures? For the sake of argument, let's concede that church leaders have the authority to impose new obligatory rules. In that case, though we would not expect these rules to be written in the Bible, we would expect that they do not contradict the teaching of the inspired Scriptures. We open the Bible to investigate. First we find this passage... So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival...
  • Join the Catholic Church and Go to Hell

    11/29/2014 2:59:15 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 246 replies
    YouTube ^ | 131020 | Fr. John Hollowell
    I recently had a few young men looking to join the Catholic Church. Their math teacher told them that if they join the Catholic Church, they'll go to Hell.
  • Executive Branch DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY to Seize the power of Legislative/Judical branch

    11/22/2014 12:05:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Agree or Disagree? Here is my understanding..... Yes Executive Orders are "Constitutional'. It was done by many other Presidents. For the record, this is how Democrats are defending this. However....., Executive Orders ONLY APPLIES to the Executive Branch. They DO NOT APPLY to the Legislative or Judicial Branch. THEREFORE......, Yes one branch of government, DOES NOT HAVE THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY to SEIZE the power of the Legislative/Judicial branch. Executive orders ONLY HAVE AS MUCH POWER that is granted to them by the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, again.... it only applies to the Executive Branch and not the other two branches of...
  • NSA Whistle-Blower: Obama’s Authority To Label ‘Terrorists’ Is The Same Rule The Nazis Issued

    08/21/2014 1:27:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/14 | Giuseppe Macri
    Former National Security Agency crypto-mathematician Bill Binney was blowing the whistle on domestic spying long before Edward Snowden became a household name, and has gone on record describing the agency’s growing powers as increasingly “totalitarian.” Now the 36-year agency veteran is explaining the reason for its expansion — “power, control and money.” “Look at the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] Section 1021, that gave President Obama the ability to define someone as a terrorist threat and have the military incarcerate them indefinitely without due process,” Binney said in a recent interview with DW while expanding on his testimony about NSA...
  • Financing Terrorism

    07/03/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | July 3, 2014 | Cliff May
    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- I pay lots of taxes. Some of my money supports U.S. Special Forces, and that pleases me. I have no problem helping fund the U.S. Park Service or the Centers for Disease Control. I am, however, a tad uneasy about my tax dollars -- and yours --going to support terrorists. You think I’m joking? The U.S. government gives more than $400 million a year to the Palestinian Authority (PA). Last week, the Israeli prime minister’s office presented figures on the PA’s payments to terrorists imprisoned in Israel: In 2011-2012, the PA’s Ministry of Prisoners Affairs transferred...
  • Bergdhal Nondisclosure Documents - Vanity

    06/03/2014 4:34:09 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 28 replies
    6/3/14 | dagogo redux
    In all the controversy of the past few days, one of the most disturbing aspects of the Bergdhal scandal was the requirement that GIs who knew the truth firsthand had to sign nondisclosure documents not to discuss it. My questions: Is this a legitimate tactic that anyone in power in the military or the government at large can demand anytime to keep a scandal from emerging? Does one's oath of office for the military include honoring such orders when "following orders" goes against their conscience and?

    03/10/2014 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-10-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The most anti-Israel President in US History We were warned. [video] BUT THIS IS STUNNING– A top Obama official this weekend told the Palestinian Al-Quds newspaper that there is no need for Palestinians to recognize Israel. Israel National News reported: The United States believes there is no need for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to recognize Israel as a Jewish state as part of a peace agreement, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Saturday. Psaki, who spoke to the PA-based Arabic-language Al-Qudsnewspaper, said, “The American position is clear, Israel is a Jewish state. However, we do not see a need that...
  • LESSON 1 – THE RESTORATION OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST [Lds Missionary Lessons: Apostasy alleged]

    10/01/2013 5:35:54 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies
    The Great Apostasy For a time, the 12 Apostles led Jesus’ church (much of the New Testament shares their stories). But after a while, the people again rejected the Apostles, just as they had the prophets in the past, and the full truth of the gospel was lost and distorted. The authority to act in God’s name, which the Apostles held, was taken from the earth. This period of time lasted for centuries and is known as the Great Apostasy. While millions of good people lived and walked the earth during this time, Christ’s true church did not exist. No...
  • Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’

    08/27/2013 8:44:44 PM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 143 replies ^ | August 26th, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    Pentagon Prepping for ‘Large Scale Economic Breakdown’ Anthony Gucciardi by Anthony Gucciardi August 26th, 2013 Updated 08/26/2013 at 1:10 am High level government documents reveal that the Pentagon is preparing in full force for ‘large scale economic meltdown’ and massive revolt via the US public — exactly what we are criticized for doing. pentagon-economic-collapse-riotsYou see the Pentagon and agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD) are in full scale emergency readiness in their own words for ‘cataclysmic’ events that are believed to ultimately ignite riots in the face of chaos and economic collapse, and it’s all out in the open....
  • 2,750-year-old temple found near Jerusalem

    12/27/2012 9:47:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Fox News
    Archaeologists have discovered a 2,750-year-old temple along with a cache of sacred artifacts, providing rare insight into religious practices at the time, the Israeli Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday. The temple was uncovered west of Jerusalem, at the Tel Motza archaeological site, in preparation for work on Highway 1. Among the finds are pottery figurines, fragments of chalices and decorated pedestals, which indicate the site was the stomping ground of a ritual cult. "The ritual building at Tel Motza is an unusual and striking find, in light of the fact that there are hardly any remains of ritual buildings of the...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World

    11/19/2012 7:14:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 19, 2012 | Matt Barber
    There has been much talk of late about America’s “fiscal cliff.” As troubling as our impending (Obama-spurred) economic collapse may be – and it is more troubling than even our most pessimistic economists are willing to admit – I’m even more concerned about fast-mounting tensions worldwide. As the world government ship of fools drifts unmanned amid a sea of unparalleled global volatility, we, her passengers, behold – brewing on the horizon – an economic and foreign relations “perfect storm.” As so often is the case, the hurricane swirls around the Middle East. Historically, the president of the United States has...
  • CIA claims no detention authority in Benghazi,however,they still do

    11/15/2012 1:48:23 PM PST · by 5etester · 5 replies
    Spellchek ^ | 11/13/12 | Administrator
    The CIA spokesman is referring to Executive Order 13491 — Ensuring Lawful Interrogations. It revokes Executive Order 13440 from the Bush era. Sec. 4. Prohibition of Certain Detention Facilities, and Red Cross Access to Detained Individuals. (a) CIA Detention. The CIA shall close as expeditiously as possible any detention facilities that it currently operates and shall not operate any such detention facility in the future. The CIA claims it had no authority since the EO was issued. However, make sure you read the entire Executive Order. Under Sec. 2 Definitions. (g) The terms “detention facilities” and “detention facility” in section...
  • Libyan Authorities Dissolve All Militias and Armed Groups

    09/23/2012 12:10:54 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/9/12 | Elad Benari
    The Libyan authorities said late Saturday they had decided to dissolve all militias and armed groups that do not come under State authority, AFP reported. The move, a day after Benghazi residents rebelled against the militias in violence that killed at least 11 people and wounded over 70, was announced by Mohammed al-Megaryef, head of the national assembly, in the eastern city. The authorities also decided to put in place an "operations room" in Benghazi bringing together the army, forces of the interior ministry and defense ministry brigades comprising former rebels. They called on the army to impose its authority...
  • it's happening now !!!!

    07/07/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 26 replies
    Robert Drobot | A.D. 7 July 2012 | Robert Drobot
    The law enforcement, medical, judicial and penal systems in the State of Pennsylvania need to be criminally indicted for conspiring and condoning egregious sub-human physical torture; denial of acceptable and reasonable medical treatment after arrest; denial of acceptable and reasonable medical treatment after imprisonment; denial of competent and reasonable legal defense; denial of exculpable evidence withheld by State Police during trial: and last but not the least the present day false imprisonment of a law abiding citizen who by happenstance was in the wrong place at the wrong time - beaten nearly to death three times thereafter.
  • Birth Control and Baptists

    07/01/2012 1:18:00 AM PDT · by stpio · 195 replies
    R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary isn't sure if Birth Control is a sin. Watch this Vortex. The problem with Protestantism, you get to decide.
  • Sheriff Joe & the FED's Law Suit against him

    01/04/2012 4:42:16 AM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Feds Wicthhunt against Sheriff Joe. ------- DOJ released a report last month alleging that Sheriff Joe's office racially profiles Latinos, ------ Sheriff Joe has denied the allegations, calling the DOJ report a politically motivated attack by Obama's administration. --------
  • "Moderate" "Palestinian" Authority Magazine Praises Hitler For Murdering Jews

    12/20/2011 8:56:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 12/20/11 | Pamela Geller
    These are Obama's peace partners. These are the ones Obama wants to establish as the leaders of an independent state. Hitler admired in PLO youth magazine because he murdered Jews Palestinian Media Watch December 20 Hitler tells a Palestinian girl in her dream: "I killed them [the Jews] so you would all know that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world." by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik The following is an excerpt from Deception: Betraying the Peace Process, chapter 14, section 1: The Palestinian Authority funds a monthly educational magazine for children called Zayzafuna. The...
  • Palestinian Authority chooses mother of four jailed jihadist murderers to launch statehood campaign

    09/19/2011 8:28:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/19/11 | Marisol
    That, of course, is not what the PA emphasized in this case, portraying her as a victim because she has a total of seven sons in Israeli prisons. For reasons the PA did not exactly intend, she indeed could not be a better symbolic choice to personify their bid for statehood, combining propaganda, deception, claiming victim status, and the evasion of accountability all in one package. "Mother of 4 terrorist murderers chosen by the PA to launch statehood campaign,"by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik for Palestinian Media Watch, September 18: The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist...
  • 'Palestinian Authority' Television honors HER

    09/04/2011 3:04:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 9/5/11 | staff
    'Palestinian Authority' Television, which is controlled by 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen, has once again honored Ahlam Tamimi, who drove the suicide bomber to Sbarro's in Jerusalem ten years ago, and then calmly went and broadcast the whole story on 'Palestinian' television. Palestinian Authority TV has chosen to honor two more terrorists serving multiple life sentences for murder in its continuous glorification of Palestinian prisoners in Israel. Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi drove a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem in August 2001. 15 people were murdered in the attack, 7 of them children. Muhammad Wael Daghlas...
  • Hurricane Force Dissonance

    08/28/2011 6:50:28 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies ^ | 8/28/2011 | S Goddard
    Yesterday was an interesting day. I presented a very straightforward map from Weather Underground showing that there were no sustained surface winds higher than 33 MPH at Irene’s US landfall. Hundreds of people went nuts, because the map disagreed with their need to blindly trust authority. They accused me of lying (did I make the map?) They accused Weather Underground of bogus maps (Jeff Masters the denier.) They came up with every reason to not believe the Emperor was NOAAked. Incidents like this help me to understand the roots of historical disastrous human behaviour. Many people will blindly trust authority...
  • Palestinian Authority tells Israel to stop "rogue behavior" as at least 20 rockets fired from Gaza

    08/21/2011 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/20/11 | Marisol
    How about a word along those lines to Gaza? Of course not. All of the Palestinian factions know that if Israel cannot hold Hamas accountable as the entity that is, after all, putatively in control of Gaza, there will exist a perfect arrangement of plausible deniability among jihadist groups: everyone benefits, and no one can face consequences if no one can be held responsible. Pass the buck, and watch the rockets fly. "Barrage of rockets from Gaza strike Israel; sites in Gaza targeted," from CNN, August 21: Jerusalem (CNN) -- A barrage of rockets and mortars fired into southern Israel...
  • Chinese paper challenges Vatican's authority to appoint bishops

    08/14/2011 1:08:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | August 12, 2011
    China has pressed its case for the local appointment of bishops, with an article in the government-controlled People Daily arguing that the Vatican’s claim to authority is “the West’s historical baggage and frankly its problem.” People Daily claims that the Vatican’s assertion of the right to name diocesan bishops is an aspect of the temporal power that arose around the papacy in Europe. “China’s history has taken place outside the historical lands of Christianity,” the paper says, “and its experience is totally different.” The Pope is not only a spiritual leader, but also the head of an independent state, the...
  • Flashback: Leahy on Obamacare's Constitutionality: 'Nobody Questions' Our Authority

    08/12/2011 3:06:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies · 1+ views
    CNSNews ^ | August 12, 2011 | Matt Cover
    ( -- While a federal appeals court ruled today that the mandate in Obamacare requiring individuals to purchase health insurance was unconstitutional, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dismissed a question in 2009 about Congress' constitutional authority to impose such a mandate. At the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 22, 2009, asked Leahy, “Where, in your opinion, does the Constitution give specific authority for Congress to give an individual mandate for health insurance?” Leahy said, "We have plenty of authority. Are you saying there is no authority? … Why would you say there is no authority?...
  • Belgium, France, Italy, Spain Overrule European Regulator, To Impose Standalone Short-Selling Bans

    08/11/2011 4:34:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8-11-11 | Tyler Durden
    Stop the presses. Barely did we have time to report that European regulators failed to impose a coordinated short selling ban, that Bloomberg reports that the countries most impact by the market plunge are about to impose standalone short-selling bans. These are Belgium, Italy, Spain and France. In other words, it really is on and the 2008 Lehman PTSD flashbacks may now resume. Until we get a headline that says it isn't. The rescue of the Borsa Italian is now more schizophrenic than that of Greece. As a reminder, in the previous post the FT quoted Abraham Lioui, a professor...
  • 'Preparing for peace': 'Palestinian Authority' Television 'Best Mothers' program visits suicide

    08/10/2011 9:39:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/10/11 | Carl in Jerusalem
    In preparation for 'peaceful coexistence' with Israel, and in honor of Ramadamadan 'Palestinian Authority' Television's Best Mothers program visits the mother of a suicide terrorist. On occasion of the Ramadan, PA TV has launched a new program called The Best Mothers. Every day, the edited 10-minute program shows a different Palestinian mother in her home, talking about her children. Last week, PA TV chose to visit the mother of Darin Abu Aisheh, a suicide bomber who blew herself up at a roadblock in 2002, wounding three Israelis. Let's go to the videotape.
  • Jesus Turned The Power Up On Your Words

    07/05/2011 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 11 replies
    07-05-11 | Frank Broom
    From the very beginning it was God's plan that man rule over the earth and everything in it. In Genesis 1:28 God said subdue the earth and have dominion. And how was man to rule, by his words. Man was to follow God's example and rule by his words like God ruled by his words. Their authority was in their connection with God. But, they(Adam & Eve) allowed the devil to talk them out of their authority. From that moment satan became the father of mankind instead of God and by that things came into the earth that God never...
  • "All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Has Been Given to Me" (Sermon for Holy Trinity, Matthew 28)

    06/18/2011 11:44:54 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 6 replies ^ | June 19, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “All Authority in Heaven and on Earth Has Been Given to Me” (Matthew 28:16-20)“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.’” If you had to vote on “What is the most puzzling statement in Scripture?” this might be it. What in the world is Jesus saying when he says, “All authority has been given to me?” “Given”? I mean, didn’t we just confess in the Athanasian Creed: “The Godhead of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit is one: the glory equal, the majesty coeternal”?...
  • Palestinian Authority torturing journalists

    04/06/2011 8:39:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/6/11 | Caroline May
    Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday detailing the abuse of journalists in the West Bank and Gaza at the hands of the Palestinian Authority. The report, “No News is Good News: Abuses Against Journalists by Palestinian Security Forces,” accuses Palestinian Authority security forces of censoring, harassing and torturing reporters, resulting in a severe restriction of free speech. Documenting seven instances of journalist detention and abuse, Human Rights Watch concludes that the effect has not only been active censorship but also a “chilling effect” of self-censorship by journalists in the area. “Security forces of the Palestinian Authority have arbitrarily detained...
  • School Boys May Be Expelled for Possession of Oregano

    03/19/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 51 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 19 March 2011 | John Semmens
    Four boys at the Hickory Middle School in Chesapeake, Virginia were suspended and may be expelled for handling a baggie full of oregano at the school. The ill-fated prank was held to be “unacceptable mockery of the school’s ‘zero tolerance policy’” by the school administration. “While oregano isn’t a banned substance, per se, I mean we use it home-ec classes, placing it in a small plastic bag and passing it to another student is the same thing a student would do if it were,” said Vice-Principal Jesse Twitman. “It’s an act of disrespect and defiance toward school authority. If there’s...
  • ‘Palestinian Authority Sings for Terror’

    03/12/2011 11:31:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 3/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The Palestinian Authority “sings for terror,” IDF Brigadier General Yossi Kuperwasser, director general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry, said Saturday night, 24 hours after PA terrorists slaughtered five members of the Fogel family in the Jewish community of Itamar in Samaria. He also contradicted American claims that the Palestinian Authority is making an honest attempt to combat terror. He revealed that PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, hours after the massacre at Itamar, met with a member of a song group that contributes to an “atmosphere of terror.” “The foundation of Fatah still is the use of terror -- which it calls...
  • Constrained by Law

    01/26/2011 1:01:15 PM PST · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/26/2011 | Travis Main
    The Biblical concept of binding and loosing pertains to the degree to which actions are constrained by law. To illustrate, by way of secular example section 92.06 of the Akron, Ohio, city ordinances states: “No person shall dye or otherwise color any rabbit or baby poultry, including, but not limited to, chicks and ducklings.” This law has been bound and is thereby enforceable in Akron, Ohio. The Akron citizen is constrained from coloring baby ducks. However, since there are no laws in Akron, Ohio about painting your pet elephant, citizens are loosed (not constrained) in doing so. All citizens of...
  • You Too Shall Rise

    12/08/2010 1:47:35 PM PST · by Frank Broom · 1 replies
    12-08-10 | Frank Broom
    Sometimes troubles might be overwhelming, but there is hope. The exceeding great power of God is toward us who believe (Ephesians 1:19,20). The same power of God that raised Jesus from the dead is available to raise you out of whatever you are in. Your problems can't keep you down, you too shall rise out of whatever you are in. The same power that raised Jesus and sat him at God's right hand also raised us up together with him and made us sit together with him (Ephesians 2:6). And that's the power God's wants us to walk in. God...
  • Bible is the FINAL AUTHORITY

    11/27/2010 1:20:50 PM PST · by bibletruth · 211 replies
    2010 | bibletruth
    Bible is the FINAL AUTHORITY Bible believing Christians should know what authority and which Bible is God’s Holy word.
  • You Are Bigger Than Your Mountaina

    11/02/2010 7:56:29 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 2 replies
    11-02-10 | Frank Broom
    Jesus gave you his authority to rule in life. That's why He said to his disciples "Occupy till I come", in other words you hold things down until I come back. Well if He told you to occupy until He comes then He empowered you to do it. That's why He said "If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed you will say unto this mountain, be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea and it shall obey you" (Matthew 17:20). A lot of times when we approach a mountain we have the wrong view point....