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  • When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

    08/12/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | August 6, 2018 | Craig Groeschel
    “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When she was a teenager, Marci was outgoing, fun-loving, and full of life, even as she was growing more and more serious about her faith, coming early to youth group and staying late. No one loved to worship and talk about God more than Marci.Then, in her early 20s,...
  • The Critical Danger of Unbelief

    08/30/2016 8:04:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 81 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-29-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Critical Danger of Unbelief Msgr. Charles Pope • August 29, 2016 • Moses Breaking the Tablets of the Law (1659) by RembrandtI had an interesting discussion with Matt Hadro on EWTN’s “Morning Glory” radio show about the rising number of “nones” in our country. When asked for their religious affiliation, “nones” do not identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, but rather check the “none” box. They tend to be dismissive of “organized” religion and generally believe that it is acceptable to construct a purely personal religious view and understanding of God.Indeed, we live in times when many people...
  • Do You Really Believe in Jesus?

    04/19/2015 4:50:36 PM PDT · by wmfights · 52 replies
    Walvoord.com ^ | John F. Walvoord
    Have you ever really believed in Jesus Christ? I was talking to my five-year old son. He replied quickly, "Of course, dad." "But have you ever really been saved? How do you really know you are saved?" He replied, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved,." He ripped off the words as fast as his little mouth could phrase them. It was a verse he had memorized, and he had heard it explained so many times. Perhaps you would have answered just as he did. "Of course I am saved. Of course I believe in Jesus...
  • AM I A TRUE BELIEVER?

    03/03/2015 2:48:37 AM PST · by RaceBannon
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 03/03/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    span.WPParaTextBox { border-width: 0.0133333in; border-style: solid; border-color: black; padding: 5px; margin: 0px; display: block } <p>div.WPParaTextBoxWrapper { padding: 0px; float: none } <p>p { margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 1px } <p>body { font-family: "Times New Roman", serif; font-size: 12pt; font-weight: normal; font-style: normal }             Am I A True Believer?   In this brief study we want to consider the important, soul-searching question: Am I a true believer? To help you answer this question, consider the following questions. Think about each one in an honest, personal way. Take time to look up the Bible verses that are given along with each question. Ask...
  • I saw the true Church of God

    01/27/2015 2:57:37 PM PST · by ravenwolf · 42 replies
    my own | 1/27/2015 | randwolf
    Mathew 18 1 AT that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying: Who thinkest thou is the greater in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus calling unto him a little child, set him in the midst of them, 3 And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And he that shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me. 6...
  • Evidence of the Spirit's Filling

    05/25/2014 1:37:53 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 46 replies
    `ICR ^ | May 24, 2014 | Henry M. Morris
    “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) This classic verse on the filling of the Holy Spirit can be rendered as follows: “And don’t begin to be drunk with wine, which involves profligacy, but be continually being filled with the Spirit.” That is, one cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit (which implies complete control by the Holy Spirit) if he has come to even the slightest degree under the control of wine (or anything else, for that matter). Being fully controlled and guided by the Spirit is not just...
  • We're more likely to believe in the supernatural than God?:..(UK)

    03/27/2014 7:55:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 27, 2014 | Fiona Macrae
    If you believe in ghosts, panic when you break a mirror and would rather walk on to the road than under a ladder, you are not alone. In fact, Britons are more likely to have faith in the supernatural than in God, a survey has found. It showed more than half give credence to the supernatural and superstition – compared with just 49 per cent who believe in God. Similarly, more people believe they have extraordinary powers such as a sixth sense than regularly go to church.
  • The Two Kinds of Faith

    01/31/2014 2:06:06 PM PST · by James R. Aist · 76 replies
    The Christian Post iPost ^ | January 31, 2014 | James R. Aist
    Several years ago I heard someone make the statement that "To help someone accept Christ, just show them that they already use faith in their everyday life, and explain to them that all they have to do is use the same faith to believe in Jesus." Well, I didn't know why at first, but that statement just didn't seem to ring true, especially in light of what the Bible actually says about faith. So, I began to search it out more carefully, and that's how I came to realize that there are actually two kinds of faith, and that they...
  • Evolution is Most Certainly a Matter of Belief... and so is Christianity

    01/15/2014 8:57:46 AM PST · by xzins · 155 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | January 15, 2014 | Albert Mohler
    One of the most misleading headlines imaginable recently appeared over an opinion column published in USA Today. Tom Krattenmaker, a member of the paper’s Board of Contributors, set out to argue that there is no essential conflict between evolution and religious belief because the two are dealing with completely separate modes of knowing. Evolution, he argued, is simply “settled science” that requires no belief. Religion, on the other hand, is a faith system that is based in a totally different way of knowing—a form of knowing that requires belief and faith. The background to the column is the recent data...
  • [CATH/ORTH CAUCUS]Sizing Up a (Silly?) Christian Slogan and Listening to a Very Angry Man

    08/11/2010 3:54:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/10/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    The video at the bottom of this page is a rather angry discourse by a non-believer. Watch it with care and caution as he uses some profanity and a degree of uncharitable discourse, and unfair stereotyping  that is hard to take if you haven’t prayed prior to viewing it. He does disclaim at the beginning that “Not everyone who has religious faith is a complete idiot” but then goes on to so fundamentally attack the very notion of faith that he ends up saying we’re “complete idiots.”I call the video to your attention however because it is valuable at times...
  • When Beliefs are Non-Falsifiable and Infallible

    01/09/2014 10:08:54 PM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Stately McDaniel Manor ^ | 1-5-2014 | Mike McDaniel
    credit: calguns.net Dealing as I do in the fetid fever swamp of politics, I often confront ideologues, people who are absolutely convinced of the supremacy and rightness of their position, no matter what.  My favorite Bookworm recently wrote an informative article on this very subject, via the gun control debate.  If you’ve not read her work, it’s surely worth your time, particularly so because while she still lives in California–Marin particularly–she is a recovering Progressive (she’s recovering nicely, thank you).My former Confederate Yankee co-blogger, Bob Owens, incorporated this observation into the CY masthead: Because liberalism is a persistent vegetative state....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: FIDES ECCLESIASTICA, 08-06-12

    08/06/2012 9:08:01 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 08-06-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):FIDES ECCLESIASTICA See: THEOLOGICAL NOTES All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • What does a conservative believe?

    07/12/2012 12:56:22 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 4 replies
    Tenth Amendment Network ^ | 7/12/2012 | Marc Gindin
    Let's lay out the belief system of a conservative, as applied in the 21st century. If you're a conservative, you believe these things.
  • Belief in Hell Is Associated With Reduced Crime, According to International Data

    06/26/2012 9:04:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 06/19/2012
    Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious beliefs one holds is the determining factor, says a University of Oregon psychologist. The study, appearing in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE, found that criminal activity is higher in societies where people's religious beliefs contain a strong punitive component than in places where religious beliefs are more benevolent. A country where many more people believe in heaven than in hell, for example, is likely to have a much higher crime rate than one where these beliefs...
  • Which Country Believes in God the Most, Least?

    04/30/2012 2:51:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/30/2012 | By Jeff Schapiro
    A recently released report from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago shows which countries have the most, and the least, belief in God by population percentage. The Philippines, a predominantly Catholic nation, was found to have the highest percentage (84 percent) of people who "know God really exists and ... have no doubts about it," and the lowest percentage (less than one percent) of people who said they "don't believe in God" at all. The report, titled "Beliefs about God across Time and Countries," analyzes 30 countries based on surveys from the International Social Survey Programme...
  • Test of Fire

    04/19/2012 8:33:24 PM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2012 | Various
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  • NPR: The Books And Beliefs Shaping Michele Bachmann (The major influences in her life)

    08/15/2011 12:16:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/15/2011
    Rep. Michele Bachman officially threw her hat into the presidential ring on June 27. Since then, the Minnesota congresswoman has emerged as a Republican front-runner, riding on a wave of Tea Party support and national media appearances. New Yorker Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza spent four days with Bachmann and her staff aboard their campaign jet in mid-June. On Tuesday's Fresh Air, he talks about his unprecedented access to the congresswoman, whom he profiles in the Aug. 15, 2011, edition of The New Yorker. The piece looks at the writers, beliefs and books that Bachmann has specifically mentioned as major influences...
  • What scientists believe (Younger scientists are now more religious than older scientists)

    01/29/2011 12:53:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Cardus ^ | 01/25/2011 | Milton Friesen
    Despite the binary title, Science vs. Religion is about the need for greater nuance, informed communication, and mutual understanding within the complicated intertwining spaces of religious belief and scientific research. Using social science research methods, Ecklund aims to map the contours of religious belief and spirituality in the lives and minds of natural and social scientists at 21 elite research universities in the United States. Her research included 1,700 web and phone surveys and 275 personal interviews (and the survey instruments are included in the book). One of the dominant themes that emerges from this primary research is the extraordinary...
  • Eliminating Randomness Reduces Need For God And Increases Belief In Evolution

    11/12/2010 4:10:37 AM PST · by mattstat · 16 replies
    Caution! The experiment I’m about to explain might increase your belief in God. It should only be attempted by academics who are immune to such deleterious effects. Got a pair of dice? Before you throw them, guess what numbers will show. Obviously, what will happen is random, you have no control over the dice, and chances are you will guess wrongly. This is bad news. Because when you experience the dice’s randomness, you now are more likely to believe in God. Even worse, you might even toss your copy of The Descent of Man into the bin! The result of...
  • A Religious Test-Are we working to the point where only Agnostics will be politically acceptable?

    09/20/2010 12:18:57 PM PDT · by RacLuther · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/17/2010 | Damon Linker
    Fifty years ago, in the midst of his presidential campaign against Richard Nixon, Sen. John F. Kennedy gave a speech to ease voters' concerns about his Catholic faith. Speaking in Houston, Kennedy emphasized that Article VI of the Constitution maintains that no "religious test" may keep a candidate from aspiring to political office. He went further, implying that his Catholicism should be off limits to public scrutiny. To treat a politician's religious beliefs as politically relevant was an affront to America's noblest civic traditions, he declared.