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  • Sorry, "Left Behind" Fans, "The Rapture" Is Not in the Bible

    05/05/2015 6:55:01 PM PDT · 21 of 127
    fidelis to EveningStar
    1 Thessalonians 4 does describe a "rapture"-- a snatching up of believers. However, this will occur just prior to the Second coming, after the tribulation. After this will occur the final battle, the judgement of the nations, and the end of time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

    All this other stuff-- a 1000 year reign of Christ on earth, the rebuilding of the temple, etc-- is an unbiblical mish-mash of OT and NT passages taken out of context. This doctrine was only invented in the 1860's and is only believed by a tiny but vocal percentage of Christians, mostly here in the US.

  • Air Force general lost job over ethnic slur

    05/05/2015 12:56:41 PM PDT · 72 of 93
    fidelis to QT3.14

    From what I can tell from the article, the complaint wasn’t lodged by a Native American, but probably by some PC mucky-muck who read it in some blog about the disciplinary hearing of another airman. So, this officer wasn’t fired because he insulted an Indian; he was fired because he purportedly said something that was perceived that MIGHT be offensive to Indians.

  • Junípero and the Others: The Pope Praises the Courage of America’s Missionaries

    05/02/2015 10:39:17 AM PDT · 3 of 18
    fidelis to marshmallow

    The PC’ers are currently in a rage about this saintly man in the days leading up to his September canonization by the Pope. They’re trying to get his statue removed from the Capitol Building, and smearing his name by associating him with the abuse Native American Californians suffered at the hands of colonizers and soldiers, when in fact the historical record shows he was a their tireless defender. He even had to relocate a couple of the missions because of the bad influence of colonial settlements and army garrisons.

  • Megachurch Pastor Paula White Weds Rocker Jonathan Cain in Third Marriage

    05/01/2015 1:07:01 PM PDT · 41 of 43
    fidelis to CatherineofAragon
    "And girl, you KNOW what I'm talkin' about."

    Ugh. What a pandering phoney.

  • Megachurch Pastor Paula White Weds Rocker Jonathan Cain in Third Marriage

    05/01/2015 9:30:30 AM PDT · 16 of 43
    fidelis to CatherineofAragon
    "As for Paula White, I've often wondered why she affects a black dialect when speaking. She strikes me as one of these white people who would love to BE black."

    Works for Hillary.

  • Psychologist: Baltimore rioters have 'Battered Community Syndrome'

    04/28/2015 8:25:30 PM PDT · 10 of 34
    fidelis to 2ndDivisionVet
  • Pelayo & The Cradle of Catholic Spain

    04/28/2015 6:56:27 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    fidelis to marshmallow

    Great story. Thanks for sharing.

  • The B-52 bomber turns 60

    04/26/2015 3:21:38 PM PDT · 39 of 65
    fidelis to LeoWindhorse

    Babysat these babies on Guam as a Security Forces troop for two and a half years. Loved being near them, loved to see them load up and take off. I agree: The old girls will probably outlast me.

  • Study: Number of married same-sex couples triples; one in six in non-marriage states

    04/24/2015 10:45:47 AM PDT · 6 of 16
    fidelis to Citizen Zed

    At the same time, real marriages (between one man and one woman) are on the decrease and divorce is a easy as ordering a pizza. Either way, marriage is being cheapened everywhere you look.

  • Roseanne: Hillary Clinton is 'the same old s---'

    04/20/2015 6:36:09 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    fidelis to SMGFan
  • Ottawa Whole Foods charged for being open on Good Friday

    04/20/2015 12:20:20 PM PDT · 6 of 24
    fidelis to Citizen Zed
    I remember very clearly that, at least up until the late 1960's in some places in this country (even California where I grew up) there were "blue laws" in effect, where it was illegal for stores to be open on Sunday (and to sell alcohol after midnight on Saturday). If went from that to being voluntary, to now where pretty much everyone is open on Sunday except Chic-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby. There were also curfews for minors.

    The real question, of course, is if society is the better for it, or worse.

  • Shroud of Turin goes on public display

    04/19/2015 2:08:19 PM PDT · 8 of 28
    fidelis to NYer

    The website I provided in the post above yours was created by Mr. Schwortz.

  • Shroud of Turin goes on public display

    04/19/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · 6 of 28
    fidelis to beethovenfan
    "Our faith doesn’t need relics or artifacts."

    Of course it doesn't. But just like with other miracles, God in his goodness sometimes gives us to them anyway. Why would you want to cast aspersion on a possible gift from God?

    2 Kings 13:21

    Acts 15:5

    Acts 19:11-12

    The Shroud of Turin Website

  • Ted Cruz Calls For Recognition of Armenian Genocide

    04/19/2015 1:26:20 PM PDT · 5 of 53
    fidelis to SoConPubbie

    Well, there goes the Turkish vote.

  • Calling her ‘Hillary’ is now ‘sexist’

    04/18/2015 4:10:27 PM PDT · 40 of 110
    fidelis to Yaelle

    You’re right! I prefer the second meme I posted. More realistic.

  • Calling her ‘Hillary’ is now ‘sexist’

    04/18/2015 3:47:43 PM PDT · 20 of 110
    fidelis to fidelis
  • Calling her ‘Hillary’ is now ‘sexist’

    04/18/2015 3:42:50 PM PDT · 14 of 110
    fidelis to Fungi
  • TV star LeVar Burton encourages adults to help spark children's imaginations with books

    04/18/2015 1:42:01 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    fidelis to real saxophonist
    “It was certainly uncommon for me when I was reading those science fiction books when I was a kid to encounter heroes who looked like me,” Burton said. “Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future was one that embraced me. That vision where people have resolved all of our issues of race and class and sex and economy."

    You know, this kind of talk always rubs me the wrong way. My heritage is Mexican and I look it. But being born and raised in this country (as was my father and his parents), I never felt like my heroes had to look like me (or vice versa). I read the same books, watched the same Westerns and Sci-Fi and super-hero TV shows, and idolized the same Rock stars as everyone else and never once thought, "Gee, it should would be something if some of these heroes looked like me!" The thought never entered my mind.

  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 12:05:41 PM PDT · 16 of 21
    fidelis to Morpheus2009

    That wasn’t my point. My point was that the Catholic Church is not free to change her essential doctrines.

  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 12:04:29 PM PDT · 15 of 21
    fidelis to Logical me

    Sorry you think so; it happens to be a fact of history.

  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 10:53:30 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    fidelis to 2ndDivisionVet
    "Isn’t the current pope a Jesuit?"

    He is indeed. Jesuits do run a spectrum. There are many orthodox Jesuit priests (like Fr. Mitch Pacwa of EWTN and Fr. Joseph Fessio who runs Ignatius Press), but most of the order seems to be at the other end, especially those in academia.

  • Catholic bishops should learn from the Mormons (No, he's serious. Ref: "Gay Marriage" & Polygamy)

    04/17/2015 10:19:47 AM PDT · 5 of 21
    fidelis to 2ndDivisionVet
    Consider the source. A liberal Jesuit writing for a liberal rag, "The National 'Catholic' Distorter"

    The difference, Fr. Reese, is that Mormonism is a man-made religion created by Joseph Smith around 200 years ago and can change it's beliefs to fit it's situation. The Catholic Church, on the other hand, was founded by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago and cannot change the beliefs handed on to her by her Founder.

  • Prominent Catholics call on pope to oust S.F. archbishop

    04/15/2015 7:23:24 PM PDT · 6 of 27
    fidelis to NKP_Vet

    I have never heard of ANY of these so-called “prominent Catholics”? Who do they make themselves out to be?

  • Brooklyn Hit With Anti-Hillary Street Art

    04/12/2015 9:47:30 AM PDT · 20 of 34
    fidelis to bryan999
    "Release the flying monkeys! Fly, my pretties! Fly!"

  • Apologetics 101: Why Does the Bible Say Jesus Had Brothers?

    04/07/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · 56 of 278
    fidelis to SeekAndFind
    "People who want to believe that Mary was a perpetual virgin search through the writings of the church fathers until they find something they agree with, then they READ THAT DOCTRINE BACK into the New Testament, even if the New Testament actually doesn’t support it."

    Either that, or people who do not want to accept the fact that Mary WAS a perpetual virgin READ THAT DOCTRINE BACK into the New Testament, even if the New Testament actually doesn't support it. Once you buy into the error of private interpretation, you can ascribe to any theory you want to and say "That's what the Bible says, and if you don't agree with me, you're wrong."

  • Apologetics 101: Why Does the Bible Say Jesus Had Brothers?

    04/07/2015 12:12:44 PM PDT · 45 of 278
    fidelis to NYer
    I'll take 2000 years of biblical Christian teaching on this subject by both Catholics and early Protestants over some 21st century yahoo with his KJV and self-anointed infallible authority:

    Fathers of the Church

    Church Fathers from at least the fourth century spoke of Mary as having remained a virgin throughout her life:

    Athanasius (Alexandria, 293-373); Epiphanius (Palestine, 315?-403); Jerome (Stridon, present day Yugoslavia, 345?-419); Augustine (Numidia, now Algeria, 354-430); Cyril (Alexandria, 376-444); and others.

    Teaching of the Universal Church

    The Council of Constantinople II (553-554) twice referred to Mary as "ever-virgin."

    Protestant Reformers

    The protestant reformers affirmed their belief that Mary, while remaining every-virgin, was truly the Mother of God. Here are only a few examples:

    Martin Luther (1483-1546), On the Divine Motherhood of Mary, wrote:

    "In this work whereby she was made the Mother of God, so many and such great good things were given her that no one can grasp them. ... Not only was Mary the mother of him who is born [in Bethlehem], but of him who, before the world, was eternally born of the Father, from a Mother in time and at the same time man and God." (Weimer's The Works of Luther, English translation by Pelikan, Concordia, St. Louis, v. 7, p. 572.)

    Luther wrote on the Virginity of Mary:

    "It is an article of faith that Mary is Mother of the Lord and still a virgin. ... Christ, we believe, came forth from a womb left perfectly intact." (Weimer's The Works of Luther, English translation by Pelikan, Concordia, St. Louis, v. 11, pp. 319-320; v. 6. p. 510.)

    "When Matthew says that Joseph did not know Mary carnally until she had brought forth her son, it does not follow that he knew her subsequently; on the contrary, it means that he never did know her . . . This babble . . . is without justification . . . he has neither noticed nor paid any attention to either Scripture or the common idiom." (That Jesus was Born a Jew)

    "Christ, our Savior, was the real and natural fruit of Mary's virginal womb . . . This was without the cooperation of a man, and she remained a virgin after that. [...] Christ . . . was the only Son of Mary, and the Virgin Mary bore no children besides Him . . . I am inclined to agree with those who declare that 'brothers' really mean 'cousins' here, for Holy Writ and the Jews always call cousins brothers." (Sermons on John)

    The French reformer John Calvin (1509-1564) also held that Mary was the Mother of God.

    "It cannot be denied that God in choosing and destining Mary to be the Mother of his Son, granted her the highest honor. ... Elizabeth called Mary Mother of the Lord, because the unity of the person in the two natures of Christ was such that she could have said that the mortal man engendered in the womb of Mary as at the same time the eternal God." (Calvini Opera, Corpus Reformatorum, Braunschweig-Berlin, 1863-1900, v. 45, p. 348, 35.)

    Calvin also up held the perpetual virginity of Mary,

    "The word brothers, we have formerly mentioned, is employed, agreeably to the Hebrew idiom, to denote any relatives whatever; and, accordingly, Helvidius displayed excessive ignorance in concluding that Mary must have had many sons, because Christ’s brothers are sometimes mentioned."

    "This passage afforded the pretext for great disturbances, which were introduced into the Church, at a former period, by Helvidius. The inference he drew from it was, that Mary remained a virgin no longer than till her first birth, and that afterwards she had other children by her husband. Jerome, on the other hand, earnestly and copiously defended Mary’s perpetual virginity. Let us rest satisfied with this, that no just and well-grounded inference can be drawn from these words of the Evangelist, as to what took place after the birth of Christ."

    "He is called first-born; but it is for the sole purpose of informing us that he was born of a virgin. It is said that Joseph knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son: but this is limited to that very time. What took place afterwards, the historian does not inform us. Such is well known to have been the practice of the inspired writers."

    "Certainly, no man will ever raise a question on this subject, except from curiosity; and no man will obstinately keep up the argument, except from an extreme fondness for disputation." did the Swiss reformer, Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531), who wrote:

    "I firmly believe that Mary, according to the words of the gospel as a pure Virgin brought forth for us the Son of God and in childbirth and after childbirth forever remained a pure, intact Virgin." (Zwingli Opera, Corpus Reformatorum, Berlin, 1905, v. 1, p. 424.)

    Even John Wesley, in 1749, wrote:

    "I believe that He [Jesus] was made man, joining the human nature with the divine in one person; being conceived by the singular operation of the Holy Ghost, and born of the blessed Virgin Mary, who, as well after as before she brought Him forth, continued a pure and unspotted virgin." (Letter to a Roman Catholic)


    There are some very common objections to the belief that Mary remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus.

    1) The Bible frequently speaks of the "brothers" and "sisters" of Jesus.

    First it is important to note that the Bible does not say that these "brothers and sisters" of Jesus were children of Mary.

    Second, the word for brother (or sister), adelphos (adelpha) in Greek, denotes a brother or sister, or near kinsman. Aramaic and other semitic languages could not distinguish between a blood brother or sister and a cousin, for example. Hence, John the Baptist, a cousin of Jesus (the son of Elizabeth, cousin of Mary) would be called "a brother (adelphos) of Jesus." In the plural, the word means a community based on identity of origin or life. Additionally, the word adelphos is used for (1) male children of the same parents (Mt 1:2); (2) male descendants of the same parents (Acts 7:23); (3) male children of the same mother (Gal 1:19); (4) people of the same nationality (Acts 3:17); (5) any man, a neighbor (Lk 10:29); (6) persons united by a common interest (Mt 5:47); (7) persons united by a common calling (Rev 22:9); (8) mankind (Mt 25:40); (9) the disciples (Mt 23:8); and (10) believers (Mt 23:8). (From Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, Thomas Nelson, Publisher.)

    2) A second objection to Mary's virginity arises from the use of the word heos in Matthew's gospel. "He (Joseph) had no relations with her at any time before (heos) she bore a son, whom he named Jesus" (Mt 1:25, NAB).

    The Greek and the Semitic use of the word heos (until or before) does not imply anything about what happens after the time indicated. In this case, there is no necessary implication that Joseph and Mary had sexual contact or other children after Jesus.

    3) A third objection to the perpetual virginity of Mary arises from the use of the word prototokos, translated 'first-born' in Luke's gospel.

    But the Greek word prototokos is used of Christ as born of Mary and of Christ's relationship to His Father (Col 1:25). As the word does not imply other children of God the Father, neither does it imply other children of Mary.

    The term "first-born" was a legal term under the Mosaic Law (Ex 6:14) referring to the first male child born to Jewish parents regardless of any other children following or not. Hence when Jesus is called the "first-born" of Mary it does not mean that there were second or third-born children.

  • Pontius Pilate (VANITY)

    04/06/2015 2:26:03 PM PDT · 55 of 93
    fidelis to Fester Chugabrew

    Thanks. You beat me to it, though. :)

  • Pontius Pilate (VANITY)

    04/06/2015 1:43:14 PM PDT · 42 of 93
    fidelis to Teacher317
    Seems almost no one has directly answered your question yet, so let me take a crack at it.

    Pontius Pilate was included in the creeds, not because he was especially monstrous or that he incurred the most guilt in allowing Jesus to be unjustly crucified. No mention is made of that at all. He is there simply as a historical marker. He is there to place the life of Christ in a historical context, and disabuse the notion that Jesus was some type of myth that was made up out of thin air. Pontius Pilate was an identifiably historical person, serving the Roman Empire in a particular place and time and holding a particular position in the government. All the other characters in the story are, by secular standards, more or less obscure. They could have said, I suppose, "He was crucified in AD 33", but there might not have been exact agreement on the date among the council Fathers. Identifying Pontius Pilate would have been the next best thing.

    It would be like saying my grandfather was a field laborer on a farm owned by Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States. While my grandfather's life may be somewhat obscure, Woodrow Wilson is more identifiable.

  • What Does The Shroud of Turin Prove About Easter?

    04/04/2015 6:09:28 PM PDT · 10 of 71
    fidelis to mbarker12474

    One thing that it is not is a painting. Extensive scientific examination has proven then is no paint or brush-strokes present. The method of imprintation is not known.

  • Robert Schuller dies at 88, but his legacy of false teachings lives on...[2 Peter 2:1]

    04/02/2015 2:51:25 PM PDT · 60 of 139
    fidelis to RnMomof7
    "...did you know he converted to Catholicism before he died?"

    BS. It a slimy lie, created by someone who hates both Schuller and the Catholic Church and thinks by associating them he can smear them both. You better ask for proof before spreading falsehoods.

  • Sorry to Disappoint the Social-Justice Warriors, but the Faithful Won’t Yield on Religious Liberty

    04/01/2015 10:26:27 PM PDT · 2 of 37
    fidelis to ReformationFan

    I agree. The compromisers are writing their own obituary. Those that persevere will grow even stronger.

  • Indiana Pizzeria Closes Over Backlash From Owner’s Anti-Gay Remarks to Media

    04/01/2015 8:34:13 PM PDT · 5 of 49
    fidelis to DemforBush

    They’ll re-open. Just waiting for the publicity and the imminent threat of violence to die down, then open back up in a more normal atmosphere.

  • Book Review: The Black Man's Guide Out of Poverty

    04/01/2015 8:31:13 PM PDT · 3 of 10
    fidelis to 2banana
    Don’t have babies

    Don’t get involved with drugs

    Dont get involved with crime

    Don’t have an entitlement mentality

    Work hard and take advantage of opportunities

    Don't dress, talk or act like a thug.

    Keep the tattoos to a minimum.

    Don't have a chip on your shoulder.

  • Why Latinos won’t, shouldn’t support Cruz for president

    04/01/2015 4:16:49 PM PDT · 35 of 49
    fidelis to 2ndDivisionVet

    I am both an American of Mexican decent, and a faithful Catholic. Neither this socialist tool nor the quisling rag he writes for represent my views. There are many more like me, and many, many more who would be if they could be deprogrammed from their leftist brainwashing.

  • A Dozen Reasons Why I Became a Preterist

    04/01/2015 8:43:00 AM PDT · 60 of 61
    fidelis to free_life
  • In Summation: Does any Church or Council possess infallibility or did Jesus alone possess this?

    04/01/2015 7:52:38 AM PDT · 82 of 84
    fidelis to Laissez-faire capitalist
    The Muratorian fragment represents the canon of scripture the church in Rome considered to be inspired scripture c. 180 A.D. and no mere shlub in Rome placed it there.

    You keep repeating this and and we keep asking you for proof that the Muratorian Fragment is an official Church document or has in anyway ever been approved in it's entirety by Rome, and you have provided none. If it makes you feel better to believe what you believe in spite of having no evidence to support it, you're free to do so.

  • In Summation: Does any Church or Council possess infallibility or did Jesus alone possess this?

    03/31/2015 8:45:55 PM PDT · 78 of 84
    fidelis to G Larry
    More accurately, the canon of the entire Bible was essentially settled around the turn of the fourth century. Up until this time, there was disagreement over the canon, and some ten different canonical lists existed, none of which corresponded exactly to what the Bible now contains. Around this time there were no less than five instances when the canon was formally identified: the Synod of Rome (382), the Council of Hippo (393), the Council of Carthage (397), a letter from Pope Innocent I to Exsuperius, Bishop of Toulouse (405), and the Second Council of Carthage (419). In every instance, the canon was identical to what Catholic Bibles contain today. In other words, from the end of the fourth century on, in practice Christians accepted the Catholic Church's decision in this matter.

    "To meet the radical departure of the Protestants from the recognized canon, and as well define clearly the inspired sources from which the Catholic Faith draws its defense, the Council of Trent among its first acts solemnly declared as "sacred and canonical" all the books of the Old and New Testaments "with all their parts as they have been used to be read in the churches, and as found in the ancient vulgate edition". During the deliberations of the Council there never was any real question as to the reception of all the traditional Scripture. Neither--and this is remarkable--in the proceedings is there manifest any serious doubt of the canonicity of the disputed writings. In the mind of the Tridentine Fathers they had been virtually canonized, by the same decree of Florence, and the same Fathers felt especially bound by the action of the preceding ecumenical synod. The Council of Trent did not enter into an examination of the fluctuations in the history of the Canon. Neither did it trouble itself about questions of authorship or character of contents. True to the practical genius of the Latin Church, it based its decision on immemorial tradition as manifested in the decrees of previous councils and popes, and liturgical reading, relying on traditional teaching and usage to determine a question of tradition."

    Source: Catholic Encyclopedia

  • In Summation: Does any Church or Council possess infallibility or did Jesus alone possess this?

    03/31/2015 6:20:12 PM PDT · 75 of 84
    fidelis to St_Thomas_Aquinas
    Thanks for providing this. One would like to think that a person of good will and an open mind would humbly take what you have provided and use it as a basis to learn more about something they thought they knew, but were misinformed about.

    A good resource is the following:

    Why Catholic Bibles are Bigger, by Gary Michuta

  • In Summation: Does any Church or Council possess infallibility or did Jesus alone possess this?

    03/31/2015 4:04:22 PM PDT · 73 of 84
    fidelis to G Larry
    There was no canon until after 300 A.D.

    And there was no officially defined canon until the Council of Trent in the 16th century. Up until that time there wasn't a reason to do so since virtually all Western Christians used the 73 book canon in use by Catholics today. It wasn't until Martin Luther started removing books from the Bible (on his own authority) to fit his own novel theology that the Church finally was forced to define the canon. Before that it was virtually unquestioned.

  • In Summation: Does any Church or Council possess infallibility or did Jesus alone possess this?

    03/31/2015 1:43:16 PM PDT · 69 of 84
    fidelis to Laissez-faire capitalist
    Re-read point #3 that I wrote above. Here it is again for your convenience:

    (3) NO church (including the Catholic Church) has EVER pronounced the Muratorian Fragment as official de fide teaching, or EVER pronounced that the list found in the Muratorian Fragment is the canonical one. Whoever told you that is just making it up and you should ask them for proof.

  • In Summation: Does any Church or Council possess infallibility or did Jesus alone possess this?

    03/31/2015 1:22:54 PM PDT · 66 of 84
    fidelis to Laissez-faire capitalist
    The only problem is that the Muratorian fragment represents the approved canon of scripture in Rome, c. 180 A.D.

    It has the NT, minus some missing pieces. It also contained the Revelation of Peter, a Gnostic text.

    If the church in Rome then possessed infallibility, a Gnostic text would not have been within their canon

    (1) I don't see where I brought up the Muratorian Fragment in this conversation-- or any particular church or canon of books.

    (2) The Muratorian Fragment itself notes that the so-called Apocalypse of Peter is not read in all the churches. That is one of the reasons it was later rejected. Most importantly...

    (3) No church (including the Catholic Church, which I assume is the church you are referring to as "Rome") has ever pronounced the Muratorian Fragment as official de fide teaching, or pronounced that the list found in the Muratorian Fragment is the canonical one. Whoever told you that is just making it up and you should ask them for proof.

  • Bruce Jennner Wants to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' After His Transition (barf alert!)

    03/31/2015 11:47:12 AM PDT · 6 of 74
    fidelis to drewh
  • A Dozen Reasons Why I Became a Preterist

    03/31/2015 11:39:27 AM PDT · 46 of 61
    fidelis to dartuser
    "Yes, but that means Christ's words "coming quickly" after that should apply to the new heaven and new earth also"

    After the visions are over Jesus says, "And behold, I am coming soon." (verse 7) and "Surely I am coming soon." (verse 20). He doesn't say the new heavens and earth are coming soon. In the preterist view, he did come soon after these visions to John-- he came in God's wrath visited upon Jerusalem and the temple in AD 70. In Matthew 16:28, 40 years (a generation) before this occurred, Jesus said to those around him, "Amen, I say to you, that there are men who are standing here who will not taste death until they will see The Son of Man who comes with his Kingdom.” This is exactly what happened. The Lord's coming against the Holy City ended the kingdom as it was manifested in the Old Covenant, and inaugurated the new kingdom of God.

  • Several arrested, charged in attack on employees at Parma Chuck E. Cheese

    03/31/2015 11:21:23 AM PDT · 32 of 37
    fidelis to MNDude

    When it comes to Chucky Cheese, it’s more the class of the people that go there rather than the race. The last time I patronized one of their stores, two big, fat blond women (one holding a boxed extra large pizza to go) were arguing loudly over some slight one of their children had performed against the other’s. The one not holding a pizza b*tch-slapped the pizza-holding one and sent her and the pizza flying across the room. At that point, I rounded up my kids and have never gone back. This was like 20 years ago.

  • A Dozen Reasons Why I Became a Preterist

    03/31/2015 9:20:41 AM PDT · 41 of 61
    fidelis to dartuser

    It’s pretty clear that after 22:6, the part of the vision given to John of the new heaven and new earth has ended, and that the angel/Jesus is giving him some final words of encouragement, instruction and exhortation (verses 6-21).

  • A Dozen Reasons Why I Became a Preterist

    03/30/2015 8:13:12 PM PDT · 9 of 61
    fidelis to grumpa
    I am what you might call a "partial preterist." I believe everything in the Book of Revelation has been substantially fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple in AD 70 (except for the last two chapters of the book which describes the final judgment, and the new heavens and the new earth.).

    If you can find a copy of "End Times Fiction" by Gary DeMar, do yourself a favor and read it. IMHO, partial preterism, along with amillenialism, is the only fully biblical, historical and rational position to hold.

  • Monumental Events About To Take Place.

    03/30/2015 6:56:10 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    fidelis to Wiz-Nerd

    Rush is a keen observer and analyst of current events. That’s why he’s almost always right.

  • Monumental Events About To Take Place.

    03/30/2015 4:47:59 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    fidelis to Wiz-Nerd
    "If you keep your nose in the Book and look up to see what is going on in the world you stay on track. If you look at what is going on in the world and try to apply it to the Word that is where stuff gets off-track. The racketeering is silly, G-d’s Word is not."

    Amen, brother. You got your head on straight.

  • Monumental Events About To Take Place.

    03/30/2015 4:22:24 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    fidelis to amessenger4god
    This is why I'm not a Dispensationalist. I've been hearing this crap since the 1980's (and it was probably old then, this manner of reading the Bible only going back to the 1800's). Every time someone passes gas in the Middle East, the Hal Lindsey types pick up a newspaper and say, "See? See? It's happening now!" Books are written and sold, big conferences are put on and the big bucks raked in. Then everyone waits for the next big news out of the ME, and says, "This is it! This is definitely it!"

    First the 10 kingdoms were the European Common Market. Then they were the European Union. Now they're the 10 countries fighting with Saudi Arabia in Yemen. The examples could be multiplied. As quick as the news changes, so does the "correct" interpretation.

    I remember clearly the days when Hal Lindsay's "Late Great Planet Earth" was all the rage. Lindsay and all of his followers were SO SURE everything would pan out just the way he said. Now when you pick up the book and read it, it's almost laughable-- even Lindsay keeps changing his predictions. It's silly and it's a racket, and it's no way to read the Bible.

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    03/30/2015 12:17:53 PM PDT · 3 of 10
    fidelis to Gamecock