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  • Bible - Quran Text Analysis Reveals More 'Violence' In Bible [Elevate Islam to Destroy Christianity]

    02/10/2016 11:13:33 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 56 replies
    Huffington Post UK ^ | 2/09/2016 | George Bowden
    An analysis of the Bible and the Quran has found that violence and destruction are discussed more frequently in Christian scripture than in the Islamic text. This Is What Happens When People Hear The Bible But See The Quran. In an effort to dispel the oft-mentioned argument that Islam is an "inherently violent religion", an American software engineer processed the Holy books in order to find out how frequently savagery is mentioned. Tom Anderson said: "The project was inspired by the ongoing public debate around whether or not terrorism connected with Islamic fundamentalism reflects something inherently and distinctly violent about...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Order of Dependency for the Bible-believing Christian

    01/30/2016 7:34:43 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 27 replies
    January 30, 2016 | Robert E. Patenaude, Th.D.
    Whether anyone in Washington, DC believes that the United States of America is the product of a Christian Heritage, whether anyone has the courage to continue to call the United States a Christian Nation, or not, . . . . our elected representatives must be aware that there are remaining throughout the country millions of Bible-believing Christians who are determined to live-out traditional, Biblical, Christian ideals in our homes and in our public life. We reject the federal government taking the place or honor of God Almighty in our existances. ORDER OF DEPENDENCY FOR THE BIBLE-BELIEVING CHRISTIAN CONTRASTED WITH THE...
  • Could this be Donald Trump?

    01/29/2016 12:08:02 PM PST · by bestiq · 89 replies
    NKJV ^ | BC | GOD
    Pro 28:2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; But by a man of understanding and knowledge Right will be prolonged.
  • After Abbas: The coming Palestinian bloodbath

    01/28/2016 4:20:57 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 24 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | 8:36pm | By Benny Avni
    snip In other words, no one in the West Bank knows how the next leader will emerge — “and Israeli intelligence officials, whose entire job is to predict such things, have no idea either,” says Gal Berger, Israel Radio’s indispensable Palestinian affairs correspondent. When the time comes, the Fatah men who in the last few weeks started jockeying for position will duke it out for real. Such chaotic political fighting often leads to violence. Once that violence ebbs, a new strongman will emerge. But not a peaceful, democratic state of Palestine. This week, the UN’s Ban Ki-moon said Palestinian terrorism...
  • Discourse on the Torah: KJV's OT Isn't An Accurate Translation

    01/28/2016 3:14:07 PM PST · by Read Write Repeat · 65 replies
    https://youtu.be/XTP0j3p01Dg?t=6m21s
  • UN: Ban stands by every word of Israeli settlement comments

    01/27/2016 4:30:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2016 6:48 PM EST
    The United Nations says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands by every word of his criticism of Israeli settlement-building this week and rejects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comment that the remarks justify terrorism. The U.N. chief on Tuesday told the Security Council that settlement activities are "an affront to the Palestinian people," and he called for Israel to freeze them. He also said "it is human nature to react to occupation." ...
  • Norway's Biggest Bank Calls For Nation to Stop Using Cash

    01/24/2016 2:55:00 PM PST · by EBH · 74 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/22/2016 | Abigail Abrams
    The largest bank in Norway has called for the country to stop using cash, the Local reported Friday. This comes as the latest move in a country that has been leading the global charge toward electronic money in recent years, with several banks already not offering cash in their branch offices and some industries seeking to cut back on paper currency. DNB, the bank with the proposal, has said eliminating the use of cash would cut down on black market sales and crimes such as money laundering. "Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation and [the country's central...
  • Glenn Beck endorses Cruz: Trump win is 'snowball to hell'

    01/23/2016 2:18:30 PM PST · by McGruff · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | January 23, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia and Theodore Schleifer
    Beck officially endorsed presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Saturday while at a rally at Faith Bible College in Iowa. "We need a new George Washington," Beck said at the rally. "Today's Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes — that government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people." "I have prayed for the next George Washington," Beck said of Cruz. "I believe I have found him."
  • EU passes controversial anti-Israel resolution

    01/18/2016 12:53:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    inn ^ | 1/18/16 | Cynthia Blank
    The European Union (EU) passed on Monday evening a resolution stipulating that all agreements between Israel and the EU not apply to any areas over the 1949 Armistice borders. In the convoluted wording of the resolution, it states, "The EU expresses its commitment to ensure that - in line with international law - all agreements between the State of Israel and the EU must unequivocally and explicitly indicate their inapplicability to territories occupied by Israel in 1967." "This does not constitute a boycott of Israel which the EU strongly opposes," it added. The moves comes several hours after reports of...
  • Evangelical leader blasts Falwell for hosting Trump

    01/18/2016 11:48:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 234 replies
    Politico | January 18, 2016 | Blake Hounshell
    One of the United States' most influential evangelical leaders blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Monday for hosting Donald Trump to give a campaign speech. Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, let fly a series of tweets after Falwell gave a glowing introduction to Trump, calling him "one of the greatest visionaries of our time" and saying Trump "lives a life of helping others ... as Jesus taught in the New Testament." Moore appeared incredulous at Falwell's language, which was more effusive than he had...
  • Trump bungles Bible reference at Liberty University

    01/18/2016 10:26:35 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 459 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 01/18/2016 | Blake Hounshell
    Donald Trump, speaking to a religious crowd at Virginia's Liberty University on Monday, turned to scripture. "We're going to protect Christianity. I can say that. I don't have to be politically correct," he said. "Two Corinthians, 3:17, that's the whole ballgame ... is that the one you like?"
  • Hellfire and a Loving God

    01/16/2016 1:14:01 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 78 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | January 16, 2016 | American Faith Today
    One of the great worries and one of the great questions that many who may be on the fence have when it comes to God is, "How can a loving God torture His children who simply don't believe in Him forever and ever in hell?" Well, hopefully today I'll be able to establish for you that He does not. I'm certainly not going to claim it will be a complete rebuttal or cover all possible ground. But I'll do my best and hopefully let truth win out and reign supreme and let scripture dictate for you whether I'm correct today,...
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of Pastor Paul Blair

    01/14/2016 8:12:35 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 13, 2016
    Evangelical Influencer Supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Paul Blair, President of Reclaiming America for Christ and the pastor of Fairview Baptist Church.Blair was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, and spent five years in the NFL. Since 2001, he has served as the Senior Pastor of Fairview Baptist Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. Pastor Blair speaks around the United States on the topics of Christian apologetics, a biblical worldview, Islam, and the nation's Christian heritage. He is also a member of the Council for National Policy.Pastor Blair was named Oklahoma's Pastor of the...
  • Matt Bracken's "Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive" preached at a Church on 1/10/16

    01/11/2016 10:41:17 AM PST · by Perseverando · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 11, 2016 | Vanity
    Unbelievable! I was watching a great video on YouTube as a result of reading this article posted on FR: Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 10th, 2016 . The video is essentially a "prophecy" sermon by Pastor J.D. Farag of Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, Hawaii from yesterday, 1/10/16 addressing current events in the middle east, Israel, America, Europe and the rest of the world. (Very, very interesting!) Lot's of info about Islam, etc. Also addresses guns. At the 22:30 minute mark Pastor J.D. Farag begins to talk about Matt Bracken's "Tet, Take Two: Islam's 2016 European Offensive". He says it is "a...
  • Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

    01/10/2016 5:05:08 AM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 60 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | January 8, 2016 | Alice C. Linsley
    With the rise of Islamic aggression, many question whether the God of Islam is the God of the Bible and the One revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. To adequately address this question, separate issues must be addressed. They are the linguistic development of ancient names for God found in the Qur'an and the Bible, and the theological distinctions between Islam's understanding of God and the Christian understanding of God. Linguistic Development The oldest known name for the Creator in the Bible is El (ʾēl) which corresponds to the Proto-Semitic ʔ-L. The L likely was a symbol of a...
  • The Saudi-Iranian War Has Begun: The Coming Oli Wars As Predicted in the Bible....

    01/06/2016 2:55:01 PM PST · by Shery · 16 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 5 January, 2016 | Walid Shoebat
    After Saudi Arabia executed 47 men convicted of terror-related offences, including Nimr Al Nimr, an Ayatullah dissident Shia cleric, three strongest reactions came from Iraq’s former prime minister Nouri Al Maliki who declared Al Nimr’s death would “topple the Saudi regime” and Hizbollah promising an “assassination” while Iran’s Supreme Leader warned Saudi’s rulers would face “the divine hand of revenge”. What is perhaps unconsidered in the West is that the Prophet Muhammad’s own grandson, al-Husayn bin ‘Ali, was killed in the course of defying such a regime seeing this to mimmic their main bone of contention on the Sunni Shiite...
  • Questions for Dispensationalists

    01/04/2016 4:58:04 PM PST · by grumpa · 16 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | January 1, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    A. Have dispensationalists not been consistently wrong on prophecy (see links below)? http://www.andrewcorbett.net/articles/fortune-telling-prophecies.html http://americanvision.org/4545/before-harold-camping-there-was-chuck-smith/ http://planetpreterist.com/news-2008.html http://againstdispensationalism.blogspot.com/2009/04/obituary-of-dispensationalism.html http://www.americanvision.org/article/making-bad-prophecy-predictions-vanish/ http://publisherscorner.nordskogpublishing.com/2009/01/is-it-time-for-doomsday-or-for-building.html B. Questions about Israel: 1. Is there anywhere in the New Testament that explicitly supports the land promise made to Israel is yet to be fulfilled? If the land promise to Israel is forever and unconditional, why does God say it is conditional in Deuteronomy 28? Did Israel not receive all of the land promised to Abraham in Joshua 21:43-45; 23:14-15? 2. If God has two different plans for Jews and Gentiles, why does Paul say there is no longer a distinction...
  • On Attempts to Rewrite Holy Scripture

    01/03/2016 1:35:35 PM PST · by NRx · 33 replies
    Anglican Curmudgeon ^ | 01-03-2016 | A.S. Haley
    People who go to church expect to hear readings from Holy Scripture -- which frequently then become the basis for the sermon. Actually, all of the so-called "proper" elements of an Episcopal or Catholic mass -- the collect, the Old Testament reading, the psalm, the epistle, and the gospel passage are theoretically arranged to show forth or illustrate a unifying theme, which then grounds the homily or sermon that follows. These selections are called the "propers" of the mass because they are chosen for just that particular day of the liturgical year. (The "ordinary" parts of the mass are those...
  • 2016 A BIRTHING of Unity and Oneness [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/04/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I am birthing a new thing in you my children that you may bear forth great multitudes of fruit for my glory for I am expanding my tent pegs so that my Tapestry covers the earth and so now as my spirit rises up in you "Truly" you shall bud, blossom and bear fruit ripe for the picking and I shall use you as Aaron's Rod for I carry you in my hand for you know me as your divine authority and God. I am your inheritance for you are my priest and I am your pleasure and delight and...
  • DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT

    02/09/2007 6:45:19 AM PST · by stfassisi · 14 replies · 493+ views
    DEUTEROCANONICAL BOOKS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT Scripture Matt. 2:16 - Herod's decree of slaying innocent children was prophesied in Wis. 11:7 - slaying the holy innocents. Matt. 6:19-20 - Jesus' statement about laying up for yourselves treasure in heaven follows Sirach 29:11 - lay up your treasure. Matt.. 7:12 - Jesus' golden rule "do unto others" is the converse of Tobit 4:15 - what you hate, do not do to others. Matt. 7:16,20 - Jesus' statement "you will know them by their fruits" follows Sirach 27:6 - the fruit discloses the cultivation. Matt. 9:36 - the people were "like sheep...
  • Historic Vatican accord with Palestine takes effect

    01/02/2016 11:10:19 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 29 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | 2 hours ago | AFP
    Vatican City (AFP) - The Vatican's first accord with the Palestinians -- an agreement that Israel has attacked as counter-productive to the Middle East peace process -- has come into force, the Holy See announced Saturday. The accord was signed in June, just over two years after the Roman Catholic Church recognised the Palestinian territories as a sovereign state in February 2013. The accord covers the operation of the Church in areas of the Holy Land under Palestinian control but its significance has been seen in broader terms as a symbol of growing international backing for a Palestinian state. "With...
  • Defiant Iran pledges to ramp up missile program, in challenge for Obama

    01/01/2016 5:12:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/1/2016 | Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A series of Iranian officials vowed on Friday to expand Tehran's missile capabilities, a challenge to the United States which has threatened to impose new sanctions even as the vast bulk of its measures against Iran are due to be lifted under a nuclear deal. "As long as the United States supports Israel we will expand our missile capabilities," the Revolutionary Guards' second-in-command, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "We don't have enough space to store our missiles. All our depots and underground facilities are full," he said in Friday...
  • Bible Prophecy Becoming Bible Fact Every Day- A Few Examples in Pictures

    01/01/2016 7:31:23 AM PST · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    Google Images ^ | 1-1-16 | vanity
    I remember reading obscure things concerning biblical prophecy when I was a child. I couldn't quite wrap my mind around them. But these days, the Bible seems more like a newspaper than a book of prophecy. Look over these photos/verses and please add your own!
  • Old Testament prophecy fulfilled before our eyes?

    12/31/2015 7:52:56 PM PST · by Utilizer · 15 replies
    worldnetdaily ^ | 12/21/2011 at 7:40 PM | Joe Kovacs
    ... "The Harbinger" by Jonathan Cahn, a messianic rabbi from the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., deciphers stunning connections between what some may think is a cryptic biblical prophecy to the news events happening right now, in our current time. ... The key verse in question is Isaiah 9:10, which states: "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars." (King James Version) These words were first uttered by leaders in ancient Israel and in response to a limited strike by Assyria on...
  • God made Eve from Adam's penis and NOT his rib, claims religious academic

    12/29/2015 10:35:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 85 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 29, 2015 | Ryan O'Hare
    Christians have reacted with fury after a religious academic suggested Eve was not made from Adam's rib, but was instead formed using his penis. The theory, put forward by revered biblical professor Ziony Zevit, suggests God made Eve from Adam's baculum, or penis bone. Professor Zevit said this explains why man has no baculum, unlike most mammals, and why men don't have an uneven number of ribs compared to women.
  • Genesis contradictions?

    12/29/2015 7:13:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Creation.com ^ | September 1996 | Don Batten
    In Genesis chapter 2 the order of creation seems to be different to that in chapter 1 with the animals being created (2:19) after Adam (2:7). Doesn't the Bible contradict itself here? Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the KJV/AV Bible says (Genesis 2:19) 'out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air'. On the surface, this seems to say that the land beasts and birds were created between Adam and Eve. However, Jewish scholars apparently did not recognize any such conflict with the account...
  • A Museum of the Bible forms in very secular Washington

    12/25/2015 5:20:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Dec. 24, 2015 | Mario Recio
    The National Mall may be the nation's front lawn, but even at holiday time the museums that line it are only lightly decorated with Christmas trees and lights and not with any religious displays. But a new privately-owned museum is going up just a few blocks away - the Museum of the Bible - that only wants to celebrate Scripture.
  • Our Inescapable God "JESUS" [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/25/2015 3:38:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My children , do you SEE This Day before you I have created for you as my Beloved and I adore your presence with me for I AM your Presence as I surround you every where you look and in everything you touch. Yeah you breathe Me in for I am your living breath and promise your true love and voice of truth and it is My Spirit that is your counselor and guide. So listen to My words of life for my spirit is speaking to you in an eternal manner each and every day! Jonah 1:3 But Jonah...
  • Assad allies Russia, Iran in Mideast resurgence

    12/21/2015 12:34:37 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 11 replies
    AFP / Yahoooo ^ | 3 hours ago | By Sammy Ketz
    Beirut (AFP) - After years of waning influence, Russia and Iran made a dramatic comeback in the Middle East in 2015 as they threw their support behind Syria's embattled President Bashar al-Assad. A decades-long backer of the Syrian regime, Moscow dramatically raised the stakes this year by deploying its air force to bomb rebels fighting Assad's army. And after years of isolation and crippling sanctions, Tehran returned as a regional power with a seat at Syria's peace talks, denoting growing international legitimacy. But analysts question whether Russia and Iran's investments will ultimately earn them leading roles in the region, or...
  • Biblical prophecy re: Ishmael, the Arab and Muslim nations

    Genesis 16:12 King James Version (KJV) 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren. Hebrew Bible: 12 And he shall be a wild ass of a man: his hand shall be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the face of all his brethren.'
  • Does the Bible Advocate Jihad?

    12/17/2015 2:46:52 PM PST · by Jandy on Genesis · 11 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | December 16, 2015 | Alice C. Linsley
    The word jihad means "striving" or "struggle." The word describes different types of struggles such as "jihad of the pen" (promotion of Islam), "jihad of the heart" (struggle against doubt), and jihad that involves violence to advance Islam. There is no Hebrew equivalent to the word jihad. The Hebrew word with the closest meaning is tsaba which refers to struggle, army and warfare. The idea that the Bible advocates jihad is Islamic propaganda. It represents an attempt to blame the Bible for the very crimes committed daily by Islamic extremists. The Islamic writer, Khaula Rehman writes, "There are no verses...
  • PRETERISM 101

    12/15/2015 4:32:45 PM PST · by grumpa · 43 replies
    Preterist Cosmos ^ | July, 2002 | David A. Green
    PRETERISM 101 By David A. Green July, 2002 Following this brief article are 101 biblical, preterist "time-indicators." (Hence the title.) There are many more than 101 to be found in Scripture, but these are probably the most blunt and obvious of them all. If we were to include every preterist time-indicator in Scripture, the number would possibly be in the hundreds. My purpose in displaying these passages (with some cross references) is to lay out in a concise, easy-to-read format the overwhelming testimony that our Lord actually fulfilled the Law and the Prophets, as He said He would. (Matt. 5:17)...
  • [Vanity] What Does the Bible Actually Say About Treating the Immigrant

    12/14/2015 11:59:16 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 40 replies
    self ^ | 14 December 2015 | self
    What Does the Bible Actually Say About How Christians are to View Muslim Immigration? We present below two lists of verses of interest below. First of all, we do NOT attempt to answer this question, or even weigh-in on the answer here. Instead, we attempt to list, without comment, every single Bible verse which has some relevance to the topic at hand. We let the Bible speak for itself. Our goal is this: If the Bible addresses the question of interest, then it does so in the verses listed here. Otherwise unless we've missed something, the Bible DOES NOT ADDRESS...
  • The Bible: The Difference Between the Original Autographs and Original Texts

    12/11/2015 2:00:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    If you're looking for a way to critique the authority of Scripture, there are seemingly endless options. There are historical critiques (e.g., many of these books are forgeries). There are logical critiques (e.g., the Gospels contradict themselves). There are moral critiques (e.g., God is immoral to order the slaughter of entire cities). And there are hermeneutical critiques (e.g., no one can agree on what the Bible means). In recent years, however, a more foundational challenge has arisen. All of the above critiques are essentially the same; they all argue the words of the Bible are not true. But this...
  • A Humble Pre-Christmas Effort to Share My Enthusiasm for the Bible

    12/11/2015 10:48:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    As the Christmas season approaches, I want to explain why I am so enthusiastic about the subject matter I've written about in my new book, "The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament." As I came to Jesus Christ kicking and screaming, I have always been passionate about sharing the epiphanies that led me to become a believer. I love to relate my excitement about the Bible and encourage others to give it a chance -- really give it a chance -- and to avail themselves of the full riches of God's Word. I admit that before I embraced...
  • Religious scholar finds ancient New Testament papyrus on eBay for $99

    12/09/2015 8:45:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NewOK ^ | 11/25/2015 | Herb Scribner, Deseret News
    You could have bought an ancient religious text online for less than $100. That text was an ancient Greek papyrus fragment of the Gospel of John (likely John 1:50-51), and was listed on eBay with an opening bid of $99, according to The New York Times. The papyrus -- called the "Willoughby Papyrus" since it belonged to Harold Willoughby, a University of Chicago professor, according to the eBay listing -- didn’t stay there for long. Dr. Geoffrey Smith, who researches Christianity at the University of Texas, contacted the seller and asked if he could research the fragment, The Times reported....
  • Putin initiates law against anti-Semitic Biblical commentary

    12/09/2015 8:09:50 PM PST · by aimhigh · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/10/2015 | Hillel Fendel
    At the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Duma (Russian Parliament) has legislated a law outlawing "distorted and/or extremist" commentary of Scriptures. The purpose of the unusual law, it is widely understood, is the prevention of cynical advantage being taken of Biblical verses for anti-Semitic purposes. Russian history has seen many instances in which anti-Semitic elements announced "shocking new revelations" from the Bible and Rabbinic writings to encourage violent anti-Semitism.
  • Atheists Call for 'Bible-Free' Hotel Rooms, Want Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' Instead

    12/09/2015 10:40:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    The Freedom from Religion Foundation, America's largest association of atheists and agnostics, began a campaign Monday to rid all hotel rooms of Bibles distributed by The Gideons International and replaced with copies of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species." The Gideons International is well known worldwide for their work with hotels but according to their website, they predominantly share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. The group is also an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles...
  • Pope Francis: 'Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters' [1 Cor 5]

    11/30/2015 9:43:08 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis has told worshippers in a mosque in the Central African Republic that "Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters". He was speaking to Muslims who had sought shelter in the capital Bangui after nearly three years of violence between Christians and Muslims. The mosque visit was seen as perhaps the most difficult part of his Africa tour, a BBC correspondent says. Pope Francis then held the final Mass of his Africa trip in Bangui. He was speaking in Latin, which was then translated into the local Sango language. His message of reconciliation appeared to have an immediate impact,...
  • High Military Court Will Decide Case of Marine Punished for Bible Verse

    11/28/2015 6:58:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/28/15 | Loredana Vuoto
    Charlotte, N.C., Nov 28, 2015 / 06:13 am (CNA).- The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who says her religious freedom was compromised when she was ordered to remove a Bible verse from her work station. In May 2013, Lance Corporal (LCpl) Monifa Sterling refused to follow a superior's order to remove a Bible verse from her workspace. In ruling on the case earlier this year, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals sided against Sterling, saying that significant damage could be caused by forcing military employees to work in the presence of a...
  • Staedtler erasers help solve mystery of ultra-thin 13th Century parchment

    11/25/2015 11:46:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The History Blog ^ | November 25, 2015
    For a short window of about 80 years in the 13th century, small, portable bibles were produced on a large scale to satisfy the needs of the growing mendicant friar community and university students. Both groups needed bibles that were lightweight and easy to transport, a far cry from the large, thick-paged, multi-volume bibles common in scriptoria, libraries, churches and learning institutions. Between around 1220 and 1300, at least 20,000 and possibly as many as 30,000 portable bibles were produced, most of them in Paris, but also elsewhere in France, plus England, Italy and Spain. The university centers of Paris,...
  • 17 Facts about Mormonism: A Mormon Response and Counter-Response by Damon Whitsell

    11/25/2015 10:50:25 AM PST · by damonw · 132 replies
    Discerning Sound Doctrine ^ | November 5, 2015 | Damon Whitsell
    POST IS TOO LONG TO POST ALL HERE - A F.A.I.R. Mormon Apologist by the name of CC (CleanCut) submitted a response to ALL 17 of the claims in this post 17 Little Known Facts About the Mormons What follows is,,, 1. the 17 facts as stated by Challengemin.org 2. CCs comments. (You see CCs original comments for verification on the above post comments section) 3. my (Damons) counter comments. FACT #1 The Mormon Church teaches ALL other Churches are WRONG; ALL their creeds are an ABOMINATION in the sight of God; and ALL their teachers are corrupt. One of...
  • How God Uses Problems In Your Life

    11/25/2015 10:38:04 AM PST · by damonw · 8 replies
    Discerning Sound Doctrine ^ | 11/25/2015 | Damon Whitsell
    This little jem was posted in a forum and a friend pasted it to his facebook page, so I am sharing it here. The authors name is Amanda Hadaway. —————————————— 1. God uses problems to DIRECT you. Sometimes God must light a fire under you to get you moving. Problems often point us in a new direction and motivate us to change. Is God trying to get your attention? Sometimes it takes a painful situation to make us change our ways. Proverbs 20:30 2. God uses problems to INSPECT you. People are like tea bags . . . if you...
  • Are the Bible and Koran Equally Violent? How Leftist Say So And Why It Ain’t True

    11/24/2015 7:34:03 PM PST · by damonw · 29 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 11/24/2015 | Damon Whitsell
    THIS POST IS FAR TOO LONG TO FIT HERE. HERE IS A SNIPIT! Is the Bible as violent as the Koran? The answer is YES, if you talk to many Muslims and Liberals. But are they really? The following is a short discussion I had with a liberal about the subject. I hope to show you that they are not and that all non-Muslims should be uniting and working against Islam, not only because it is an institution that is a Human Rights nightmare, but because Islam really does have the submission of the whole world to Islam as it’s...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Stephen Colbert rips apart GOP’s anti-refugee stance by quoting Bible

    11/20/2015 8:46:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2015 | Jethro Nededog
    Stephen Colbert isn't pleased with the wall of Republicans who are against accepting Syrian refugees into the United States and the recent passing of a bill that calls for stricter vetting of refugees from Iraq and Syria. The "Late Show" host said it was the only thing he wanted to talk about post-Paris attacks. "The question to let Syrian refugees into this country has become the new political issue, completely overshadowing the old political issue: whether to let Mexicans into this country," he said. He brought up the lunacy of Donald Trump's joke that Syrian refugees would be very angry...
  • God Is Unchanging; Believe It

    11/20/2015 6:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Unbeknownst to many in our culture, including even some Christians, the God of the Old Testament is the God of the New Testament. God, the Bible assures us, is unchanging. Our secular culture mischaracterizes Jesus as a hyper-tolerant, nondiscriminatory liberal who is indifferent to sin and passes judgment on no one. But Jesus is not a milquetoast pacifist. In his Sermon on the Mount, which many cite as evidence of his unique moral teachings, he set out nearly impossible standards of human conduct. He didn't say, "I don't care how you live." Rather, he said, "You therefore must be perfect,...
  • The Left’s Dishonest Biblical Argument for Taking in Syrian Refugees

    11/19/2015 7:09:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2015 | David French
    Is Jesus telling America to open its borders? To read the secular and religious Left --and to hear President Obama speak --you'd think that American Christians who argue against welcoming Syrian migrants to our shores are hateful, bigoted hypocrites ignoring clear scriptural imperatives of openness and compassion. In reality, however, Christians who urge that we care for Syrian refugees abroad rather than here at home are responding wisely to national leaders who've failed in their own God-ordained duties. We can be compassionate from afar, and we'd be wise to do so. But don't tell that to the Left. Writing...
  • Bookends: How the First and Last Books of the Bible Fit Together

    11/17/2015 6:42:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-16-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Bookends: How the First and Last Books of the Bible Fit Together Msgr. Charles Pope • November 16, 2015 • Today's post shows some contrasts and fulfillments between the first book of the Bible, Genesis, and the last book, Revelation. There is a kind of “bookend” quality to those books wherein things are announced or initiated in Genesis and then fulfilled or finished in Revelation.Consider the following two lists. I pray that you will appreciate the parallels and paradoxes presented in them, especially during the months of November and December, when we consider the four last things and the culmination...