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  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 369 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Your Favorite Biblical Movie?

    04/18/2014 8:41:31 PM PDT · by MNDude · 91 replies
    There are lots of Biblical Movies coming out this year (Son of God, Noah), but I don't think many compare to some of the older ones (like Ten Commandments, Passion of the Christ). What is your favorite Biblical movie?
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/19/2014 9:49:19 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • Is Confession Biblical?

    04/18/2014 10:26:17 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | February 19, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Is Confession Biblical? The Lord declares in Isaiah 43:25:I, I am He who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.Psalm 103:2-3 adds:Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases…Many will use these verses against the idea of confession to a priest. God forgiving sins, they will claim, precludes the possibility of there being a priest who forgives sins. Further, Hebrews 3:1 and 7:22-27 tell us Jesus is, “the… high priest of our confession” and that there are...
  • THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE CROSS (in English and Latin) [Catholic Caucus]

    04/18/2014 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    Crossroadsinitiative.com ^ | not given | Dr.Marcellino D'Ambrosio
    THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE CROSS(The 7 last words of Jesus Christ on Calvary as recorded by the Four Gospelsprovided here in English and Latin)The Seven Last "Words" of Jesus Christ from the cross are actually 7 short phrases that Jesus uttered on Calvary that serve as an excellent holy week meditation. To find all of the seven last words of Jesus Christ, one must read all the gospels since none of the evangelists records all 7 last words. The sayings would have been originally uttered by Jesus in the Aramaic language, but only one...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 18 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/18/2014 8:16:46 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 18 (NKJV) The Name of the LORD Is a Strong Tower 01 A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; 00 He rages against all wise judgment. 02 A fool has no delight in understanding, 00 But in expressing his own heart. 03 When the wicked comes, contempt comes also; 00 And with dishonor comes reproach. 04 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; 00 The wellspring of wisdom is a flowing brook. 05 It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, 00 Or to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 06 A fool's...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/17/2014 7:47:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/16/2014 8:35:41 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • NBC Predicts: All Americans Will Receive A Microchip Implant In 2017 Per Obamacare!

    04/15/2014 11:36:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 101 replies
    If you take the RFID Microchip they can TRACK your every move, Control your MONEY, Control your FOOD and possible even KILL you if you dont obey! A number of states like Virginia, have passed stop the mark of the beast legislation in an effort to stop this.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/15/2014 8:26:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 15 (NKJV) A Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath 01 A soft answer turns away wrath, 00 But a harsh word stirs up anger. 02 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, 00 But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 03 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, 00 Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 04 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, 00 But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 05 A fool despises his father's instruction, 00 But he who receives correction is prudent. 06 In the house of the...
  • Was the Gospel of St Luke 'written' by MARY?

    04/14/2014 4:20:41 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | April 14, 2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Dr. Adam Bradford believes third Gospel was originally a legal document. He says it was written by Luke, a Greek physician, as a letter of support for St Paul who was imprisoned for the political crime of supporting Jesus. Details about Jesus' childhood could only have come from Mary, he claims. He argues feminine words in the scripture give away the true author.
  • Louisiana Closer to Making Bible Official State Book After Bill Passes House Committee

    04/14/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2014 | Katherine Webber
    The House Committee on Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs voted 8 to 5 to pass the legislation, entitled House Bill 503. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Thomas Carmody (R-Shreveport), argues that the purpose of the bill is not to establish an official religion in the state, but rather to reflect America's history and founding principles as outlined by the country's Founding Fathers. "It's not to the exclusion of anyone else's sacred literature," he told the House committee, according to The Associated Press. Carmody added later: "This is not about establishing an official religion of the state of Louisiana." When one lawmaker...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/14/2014 9:08:52 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/13/2014 9:28:31 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Wisdom Loves Righteousness 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 5 A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame. 6 Righteousness guards...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 12 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/12/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 12 (NKJV) The House of the Righteous Shall Stand 01 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, 00 But he who hates correction is stupid. 02 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, 00 But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. 03 A man is not established by wickedness, 00 But the root of the righteous cannot be moved. 04 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, 00 But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. 05 The thoughts of the righteous are right, 00 But the counsels of the wicked are...
  • Louisiana bill would name Bible as official state book

    04/11/2014 2:02:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | April 11, 2014
    Lawmakers are moving ahead with a proposal to name the Bible as Louisianas official state book, despite concerns the bill would land the Legislature in court. A House municipal committee advanced the bill Thursday with an 8-5 vote, sending it to the full House for debate. Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, said he sponsored the proposal after a constituent made the request. But Carmody insisted the bill wasn't designed to be a state-endorsement of Christianity or a specific religion.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 11 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/11/2014 8:25:54 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 11 (NKJV) The Folly of Wickedness01 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, 00 But a just weight is His delight. 02 When pride comes, then comes shame; 00 But with the humble is wisdom. 03 The integrity of the upright will guide them, 00 But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 04 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, 00 But righteousness delivers from death. 05 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, 00 But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. 06 The righteousness of the upright...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 10 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/10/2014 8:24:11 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 10 (NKJV) A Wise Son and a Foolish Son01 The proverbs of Solomon: 00 A wise son makes a glad father, 00 But a foolish son is the grief of his mother. 02 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing 00 But righteousness delivers from death. 03 The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish, 00 But He casts away the desire of the wicked. 04 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, 00 But the hand of the diligent makes rich. 05 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; 00 He who sleeps in...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 9 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/09/2014 8:29:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 9 (NKJV)The Way of Wisdom Wisdom's Invitation01 Wisdom has built her house, 00She has hewn out her seven pillars; 02 She has slaughtered her meat, 00She has mixed her wine, 00She has also furnished her table. 03 She has sent out her maidens, 00She cries out from the highest places of the city, 04 "Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!" 00As for him who lacks understanding, she says to him, 05 "Come, eat of my bread 00And drink of the wine I have mixed. 06 Forsake foolishness and live, 00And go in the way of understanding....
  • Scientists Confirm Biblical Account of the Fountains of The Deep

    04/08/2014 2:41:22 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    In yet another confirmation of the Bible’s accuracy, scientists have now confirmed what Scripture refers to as “the fountains of the deep.” In the days of Noah and the Ark, these large pools of water beneath the Earth’s crust burst forth onto the surface providing the massive amounts of water needed for the global flood judgment. What has once been a source of skepticism and mockery for those who doubt the Bible, has now been confirmed by secular scientists, again showing that although written over 3,000 years ago, the Bible’s description of the Earth and its natural properties are...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 8 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/08/2014 8:19:17 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 8 (NKJV) The Excellence of Wisdom Wisdom Is Everlasting01 Does not wisdom cry out, 00 And understanding lift up her voice? 02 She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, 00 Beside the way, where the paths meet. 03 She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, 00 At the entrance of the doors: 04 "To you, O men, I call, 00 And my voice is to the sons of men. 05 O you simple ones, understand prudence, 00 And you fools, be of an understanding heart. 06 Listen, for I...
  • HOLY

    04/08/2014 7:29:12 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-8-14 | jedediah
    My substance is eternal yet Holy in that its "consistency" changes everything it touches into eternal life that receives my promise and it is then the blessings of Melchizedek are released and "all" matter is then "transfigured" into Me ( Jesus) Acts 17:28-29 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. 29 Since then we are Gods offspring, we ought not to suppose that Deity (the Godhead) is like gold or silver or stone, [of the nature of] a representation by...
  • Disgusting .. Coast to Coast (last night)

    04/07/2014 3:22:42 PM PDT · by stirrinthepuddin · 66 replies
    I don't normally care what a person believes when it comes to one's faith, well I do but I don't argue with them. Last night though .. I was outraged! Am I the only one to have heard the program?
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 7 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/07/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 7 (NKJV) The Wiles of a Harlot 01 My son, keep my words, 00 And treasure my commands within you. 02 Keep my commands and live, 00 And my law as the apple of your eye. 03 Bind them on your fingers; 00 Write them on the tablet of your heart. 04 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"; 00 And call understanding your nearest kin, 05 That they may keep you from the immoral woman, 00 From the seductress who flatters with her words. The Crafty Harlot 06 For at the window of my house 00 I...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 6 [Prayer and Meditation

    04/06/2014 8:00:40 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 6 (NKJV) Dangerous Promises Seven Deadly Sins 01 My son, if you become surety for your friend, 00 If you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, 02 You are snared by the words of your mouth; 00 You are taken by the words of your mouth. 03 So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; 00 For you have come into the hand of your friend: 00 Go and humble yourself; 00 Plead with your friend. 04 Give no sleep to your eyes, 00 Nor slumber to your eyelids. 05 Deliver yourself like a gazelle from...
  • Vatican displays Bible that traveled to moon, and oldest Gospel on record

    04/05/2014 5:31:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 4-05-14
    Between the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest biblical texts in the world, and this microfilm, which contains the Bible and traveled to the moon on board Apollo 14, there is a 2,000-year span. Both pieces are intended to show the uniqueness of the Bible. They're part of the "Verbum Domini exhibit, which includes 150 other precious artifacts. CARY L. SUMMERS Museum of the Bible, Oklahoma City (USA) "The technology that we have today that didn't exist many years ago, we're able to look at the writing underneath writings, For example in this collection, it's called the Climaci Rescriptus, and in...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 5 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/05/2014 8:35:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 5 (NKJV) The Peril of Adultery Warning Against Immorality 01 My son, pay attention to my wisdom; 00 Lend your ear to my understanding, 02 That you may preserve discretion, 00 And your lips may keep knowledge. 03 For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, 00 And her mouth is smoother than oil; 04 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, 00 Sharp as a two-edged sword. 05 Her feet go down to death, 00 Her steps lay hold of hell.[1] 06 Lest you ponder her path of life-- 00 Her ways are unstable;...
  • Air Force removes Bible from POW-MIA display

    03/31/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    On March 14 Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh told members of the House Armed Services committee that there was no war on religious liberty. The single biggest frustration Ive had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force, the general told lawmakers. It is not true. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) told me the Air Force seems to be the worst offender when it comes to attacks on religious liberty. If thats true, perhaps Gen. Welsh could explain why a Bible was removed from a POW/MIA Missing Man...
  • So Let It Be Written. So Let It Be Made: Why We Need More Biblical Films

    04/05/2014 5:03:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Every decade or so, Hollywood has an epiphany. It turns out faith-based audiences enjoy going to the movies, too. And they enjoy films with A-list actors and big-budget productions, as well. So it’s no surprise that “Noah,” even with the artistic license and rock monsters, had such an impressive week. This is good news. Because whether you’re a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick.And if there’s one thing we know about Hollywood it’s this: if a genre turns a...
  • 'Noah' Movie Sparks Massive Spike in Global Reading of the Bible's Book of Genesis

    04/04/2014 10:42:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | Morgan Lee
    "In the days after Noah hit theaters, people opening the Noah story in Genesis 6 increased about 300% in US & 245% globally on @YouVersion," reported YouVersion on Twitter on Tuesday."Visits to the #Noah story in Genesis 6-9 at Bible Gateway saw a 223% increase over the previous weekend," tweeted Bible Gateway on Thursday.In addition to YouVersion, an app of the Scriptures which hit 100 million downloads last summer, and the website, BibleGateway, Google trends also showed spike in substantial increase in search queries for the Old Testament text. Commenting on the spike in Genesis traffic, Patton Dodd, the editor-in-chief of the...
  • A word for Intercessors and the body of Christ

    04/04/2014 8:47:04 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, ^ | 4-4-14 | Jedediah
    A WORD FOR THE INTERCESSORS AND THE BODY OF CHRIST You are the Gem of my eye , the jewel in my crown I take great pride in wearing , for in your meekness and forlorn I have taken great pleasure and even now you sit by my side and walk under my lamp of righteousness I hold before you as you walk in my way , I see your instability with hope for mankind as your heart cries for me to pour out my love on the needy and poor and into the hearts of others to disperse hatred...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 4 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/04/2014 7:04:22 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 4 (NKJV) Security in Wisdom 01 Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, 00 And give attention to know understanding; 02 For I give you good doctrine: 00 Do not forsake my law. 03 When I was my father's son, 00 Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, 04 He also taught me, and said to me: 00 "Let your heart retain my words; 00 Keep my commands, and live. 05 Get wisdom! Get understanding! 00 Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. 06 Do not forsake her,...
  • Noahs Ark would have floatedeven with 70,000 animals

    04/03/2014 7:23:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7:00AM BST 03 Apr 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    Noahs Ark would have floated even with two of every animal in the world packed inside, scientists have calculated. Although researchers are unsure if all the creatures could have squeezed into the huge boat, they are confident it would have handled the weight of 70,000 creatures without sinking. A group of masters students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Leicester University studied the exact dimensions of the Ark, set out in Genesis 6:13-22. According to The Bible, God instructed Noah to build a boat which was 300 cubits long 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits highrecommending gopher wood...
  • Univ. of Leicester students: Noahs Ark would've floated w/ two each of 35,000 species of animal

    04/03/2014 3:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    News Corp Australia ^ | April 4, 2014
    NOAHS Ark would have floated even with two of every animal on board, physicists have determined based on the weight of the beasts and the buoyancy of the boat. The students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester who came to this conclusion used the dimensions for the boat that were given in the Bible. In the book of Genesis, Noah is commanded to build an ark which is 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide and 30 cubits high to house himself, his family and two of every species of animal. For the study,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 3 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/03/2014 8:32:15 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 3 (NKJV) Guidance for the Young 01 My son, do not forget my law, 00 But let your heart keep my commands; 02 For length of days and long life 00 And peace they will add to you. 03 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; 00 Bind them around your neck, 00 Write them on the tablet of your heart, 04 And so find favor and high esteem 00 In the sight of God and man. 05 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, 00 And lean not on your own understanding; 06 In all your ways...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 2 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/02/2014 6:34:54 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 2 (NKJV) The Value of Wisdom 01 My son, if you receive my words, 00 And treasure my commands within you, 02 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, 00 And apply your heart to understanding; 03 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, 00 And lift up your voice for understanding, 04 If you seek her as silver, 00 And search for her as for hidden treasures; 05 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, 00 And find the knowledge of God. 06 For the LORD gives wisdom; 00 From His mouth come knowledge...
  • The Ark: Could Noah's Tale Be True?

    04/01/2014 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 96 replies
    http://www.livescience.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Benjamin Radford
    The new film "Noah" stars Russell Crowe as the man chosen by God to collect pairs of Earth's animals on a massive ark to save them from a global flood. The film, which opened March 28, is sizing up to be a Biblical blockbuster, replete with star power and stunning special effects. But how realistic is it? While many people consider the story of Noah's Ark merely an instructive myth or parable about God's punishment for man's wickedness, others believe that the story is historically accurate. To them, Noah's tale describes events that really happened only a few thousand years...
  • The Bible: From Standpoint to Application (PODCAST)

    04/01/2014 5:55:52 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    MakingSense.Podbean ^ | April 1, 2014 | Rob W. Case
    As you come to this program, you reside within a certain frame of mind. Your outlook, experience, and analysis of life has, along with what has influenced you over the course of your lifetime, shaped your frame of mind. But what if you are confronted with the concept of God? How do you respond? What constitutes each response, and if you accept him, what can come in applying His word to your life? Find out this and much more as you listen to this edition of Making Sense with Rob Case.
  • SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL [Noah, the movie]

    04/01/2014 4:43:04 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 35 replies
    Dr. Brian Mattsom Blog ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Dr. Brian Mattson
    The world of Aronofskys Noah is a thoroughly Gnostic one: a graded universe of higher and lower. The spiritual is good, and way, way, way up there where the ineffable, unspeaking god dwells, and the material is bad, and way, way down here where our spirits are encased in material flesh. This is not only true of the fallen sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, but of fallen angels, who are explicitly depicted as being spirits trapped inside a material body of cooled molten lava. Admittedly, they make pretty nifty movie characters, but theyre also notorious in Gnostic speculation....
  • The 5 Most Successful Biblical Movies Of All Time

    04/01/2014 1:45:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2014 | NATHANAEL ARNOLD, WALL ST. CHEAT SHEET
    The Bible has long been a rich source of story ideas for filmmakers, and recently released movies like Son of God and Noah suggest that the biblical epic genre is far from exhausted. There are many reasons why filmmakers continue to make movies based on biblical stories. The Bibles familiar stories feature larger-than-life characters, plenty of action, and time-tested storylines. However, from the film producers perspective, the primary reason why films based on biblical stories continue to be made is that these films are consistently able to make money. Darren Aronofskys interpretation of the biblical story of Noah opened last...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 1 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/01/2014 8:23:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 1 (NKJV) The Beginning of Knowledge 01 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: 02 To know wisdom and instruction, 00To perceive the words of understanding, 03 To receive the instruction of wisdom, 00 Justice, judgment, and equity; 04 To give prudence to the simple, 00 To the young man knowledge and discretion-- 05 A wise man will hear and increase learning, 00 And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, 06 To understand a proverb and an enigma, 00 The words of the wise and their riddles. 07 The fear of the...
  • Surpassing Sola Scriptura

    03/31/2014 5:45:28 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 621 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 31 March 2014 | Matthew Olson
    [The Church] does not, in the conventional phrase, believe what the Bible says, for the simple reason that the Bible does not say anything. You cannot put a book in the witness-box and ask it what it really means. G. K. ChestertonSola Scriptura is the Protestant doctrine that the Bible contains all knowledge necessary for salvation and holiness. Under it, only doctrines that are found directly within the Bible or are drawn indirectly from it by simple reasoning are allowed. (See material vs. formal sufficiency & perspicuity.) 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is the primary passage used to defend this...
  • How "Noah" And "Gods Not Dead" Are Making The Bible Popular Again At The Movies

    03/31/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 03/31/2014 | Adam B. Vary
    It may not quite approach the stature of building an ark to withstand an epochal flood, but the box office success of Noah this weekend — which opened with an estimated gross of $44 million — is still something of a remarkable feat. No other overtly Bible-themed feature film has opened anywhere close to that amount since 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, doubly remarkable considering that director Darren Aronofsky’s $125 million adaptation of the Old Testament story faced serious opposition from Christian groups that objected to perceived liberties the film takes with the biblical text. The film pulled in...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 31 [Prayer and Meditation]

    03/31/2014 9:11:15 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 31 (NKJV) The Words of King Lemuel's Mother 01 The words of King Lemuel, 00 the utterance which his mother taught him: 02 What, my son? 00 And what, son of my womb? 00 And what, son of my vows? 03 Do not give your strength to women, 00 Nor your ways to that which destroys kings. 04 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, 00 It is not for kings to drink wine, 00 Nor for princes intoxicating drink; 05 Lest they drink and forget the law, 00 And pervert the justice of all the afflicted. 06...
  • The Noah film is afloat with extremism

    03/31/2014 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 129 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    AMAZING. Hollywood just killed God, and almost no critic noticed how it quietly slipped a green human-hater in his place. I never thought you could make a two-hour film about Noah and his ark without mentioning God even once, but director Darren Aronofsky has managed it in his $142 million epic, which opened last week. His Noah, played by a muttering Russell Crowe, prays to a different deity, a much nastier one called the creator who seems to brood on global warming. Hey, what a coincidence! So does Aronofsky, who last year declared, climate change as an enemy of the...
  • Movie for a Sunday Afternoon: "Esther and the King"(1960)

    03/30/2014 10:04:20 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1960 | Raoul Walsh
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 30 [Prayer and Meditation]

    03/30/2014 10:02:43 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 30 (NKJV) The Wisdom of Agur 01 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, his utterance. 00 This man declared to Ithiel--to Ithiel and Ucal: 02 Surely I am more stupid than any man, 00 And do not have the understanding of a man. 03 I neither learned wisdom 00 Nor have knowledge of the Holy One. 04 Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? 00 Who has gathered the wind in His fists? 00 Who has bound the waters in a garment? 00 Who has established all the ends of the earth? 00 What is His...
  • The midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed [a spoiler-free Noah review]

    03/30/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 20 replies
    Denny Burke Blog ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Denny Burk
    Does the movie resemble the actual Noah story enough to establish credible points of contact? No, it does not. The director himself has acknowledged that his rendering of Noah is like a midrashan ancient method of interpreting scripture involving ahistorical embellishments. As far as midrash is concerned, Noah is the midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed. Aronofskys Noah is nothing like the biblical Noah, the only righteous man on the planet. More seriously, Aronofskys god is nothing like the biblical God, a long-suffering sovereign who graciously condescends to reveal Himself and His plans to Noah and to save Noah and...
  • Ray Comfort Releases Christian Noah Movie: Watch 'Noah and the Last Day' on YouTube for Free

    03/30/2014 6:31:25 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 10 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | Friday, March 28, 2014 | Kelly Hunt
    Hollywood Movie 'Noah' starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins premiere in the theaters on March 28. The movie has largely received negative reviews from Christian audiences because of the liberty that director Darren Aronofsky took to veer from the Biblical text. Just before the debut of the Hollywood movie, Ray Comfort, President of the Living Waters Publications, released a biblical version of the Noah movie on Youtube to warn about God's judgement of the last days. Comfort said he wants to provide another option for the Christian viewers. The 30-minute documentary entitled Noah-- And the Last Days was released on...
  • Box Office: Moviegoers Flock to 'Noah' But Hate It

    03/29/2014 7:15:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | March 29, 2014 | John Nolte
    Director Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is on pace to outperform this weekend with a $40 -$45 million haul at the box office, but moviegoers are giving Russell Crowe's epic a deadly CinemaScore rating of C. Deadline Hollywood called that "very bad news for word of mouth and next weekends drop." For some perspective, studios get nervous when a film only scores a B. Critics overall gave "Noah" a 76% Fresh Rating over at Rotten Tomatoes but the Tomatoes' audience score is a withering 57%. Next weekend "Noah" will not only have to deal with deadly word-of-mouth but also the Captain America...