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  • Polygamy and Mormonism

    10/10/2013 3:15:56 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 70 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 10 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    In defiance of Deuteronomy 17:17, Matthew 19:4-6, and other Biblical passages, the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, endorsed the practice of polygamy. However, the largest Mormon church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), later outlawed the practice. This presents a problem for LDS theology. In verses 61-63 of Section 132 of the Doctrine and Covenants, Joseph Smith reveals a "revelation" about polygamy supposedly given to him by God. The verses teach that a man "cannot commit adultery" -- even if "he have ten virgins given unto him by this law" of polygamy -- as long as his...
  • Orissa, a Pentecostal pastor in prison on false charges of forced conversions

    07/06/2015 2:31:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 7/6/15 | Nirmala Carvalho
    The Orissa police yesterday arrested and imprisoned Rev. Sisir Nayak, accused by Hindu radicals in the area of ​​ illegally converting Munda tribe members. According to the complaint lodged with the police, in a year and a half the Pentecostal pastor "attracted " more than 300 people in the village of Raiguda (Keonjhar district) to Christianity. Speaking to AsiaNews, Sajan K George, president of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC), defines the police version as "unacceptable. The rhetoric of [forced] conversions is often an incitement to crimes against Christians. " Rev. Nayak is now in prison after a local...
  • Why Does Torah Law Allow Polygamy?

    07/04/2015 2:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Chabad ^ | June 27, 2015 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, senior editor
    Just to magnify your question somewhat, you’ll note that Torah presents the original paradigm of marriage—that of Adam and Eve—as monogamous. Furthermore, virtually every instance of polygamy recounted in the Torah is related directly by the narrative to some sort of calamity—whether strife between competing wives, as was the case with Hannah and Peninah,1 or between rivaling half-siblings, e.g. Jacob’s2 and King David’s sons.3 Even the very verse4 in which the Torah provides a green light for polygamy frames it within an undesirable circumstance: “If a man will have two wives, one beloved and the other hated . . .”...
  • The Nations Go Mad...Zrch 12 pt 2

    In that day says the Lord ,I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open my eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place-Jerusalem.( Zechariah 12:4-6)What will be the outcome of Jerusalem being made a cup of...
  • Pope Francis Comment on Gays

    If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn't marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society. Pope Francis Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/slideshow/authors/top_10_pope_francis_quotes.html#QDU6y5fekEMZIW9l.99
  • Evangelizing Evangelicals Why Pope Francis Loves to Meet with Charismatic Movements

    07/04/2015 5:44:03 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 7/3/15 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis attendance for the second consecutive year at the Catholic charismatic movements Renewal with the Spirit convocation shows his attention to charismatic movements as means to foster ecumenical path. Not by chance, Renewal with the Spirit styled the convocation to be heavily ecumenical. During the meeting with Pope Francis in St. Peters Square, prayers were raised by Cardinals Kurt Koch and Leonardo Sandri, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity and Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches; the Anglican Archbishop David Moxon, who represents the Archbishop of Canterbury toward the Holy...
  • Jerusalem as A Heavy Stone In The Road...pt 2

    In a previous article , A Cup of Trembling , I pointed out the amazing prediction of Zechariah 12:1-2 . In the last days, Jerusalem would become a point of international contention, ultimately drawing the whole world into the strife. In continuance of this theme, I would like to give a brief exposition of the rest of this chapter of scripture. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples;all who would heave it away will surely be cut to pieces, though all nations of the earth be gathered against...
  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Public Religion Research Institute ^ | 4/22/2015 | Robert P. Jones
    ... Findings from PRRI's American Values Atlas, which draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans, provides the most in-depth portrait to date of attitudes on same-sex marriage by religious affiliation. ... All Americans [percentages]... Strongly Favor 25 Favor 29 Oppose 18 Strongly Oppose 20 White Evangelical Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 10 Favor 18 Oppose 27 Strongly Oppose 39 White Mainline Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 28 Favor 34 Oppose 16 Strongly Oppose 14 ...
  • Israel's Final Conflict and Deliverance Draws Nigh...Zech 12 pt 1

    In view of the recent article,A Seat for the Pope at King Davids Tomb Op-Ed: ", I thought it fitting to re-run this 2010 esxposition of Zechariah 12. Prophecy is being fulfilled this very day! Maranatha! This is the word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the spirit of man within him, declares: I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. On that day, when all the nations of...
  • Why I am not Protestant (Non-Denominational, Baptist, Pentecostal, etc)

    06/27/2015 6:34:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 329 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 6/17/2015 | By Shaila D Touchton
    According to recent statistics, in the United States alone, there are 327,717 Protestant churches and 19,863 Catholic churches. However, despite the numerous individual congregations here and throughout the world, theres really only one true Church. Even though many churches have differences in doctrinal opinions or other characteristics, every church which is based on Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord is a part of the true Church. Amazingly, there are thousands of different denominational and independent Christian churches who, for the most part, agree on the basic fundamentals of Christ, but who maintain their separate groups for relatively minor issues. They...
  • Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country

    06/27/2015 5:18:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 26, 2015 | Rod Dreher, editor, The American Conservative
    Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now.No, the sky is not falling not yet, anyway but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has shifted tectonically. It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians and other social conservatives. Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now. Discerning the meaning of the present moment requires sobriety, precisely because its radicalism requires of conservatives...
  • The Apparition of Mary at La Laus, France (1664)

    06/27/2015 8:53:16 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 111 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | February 4, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    Statues depicting the apparition of Mary to Benoite Rencurel at La Laus, France. One of the most fervent forms of devotion in Roman Catholicism is to the visions of Mary, commonly called apparitions. For many centuries, in many locations around the world, Mary is alleged to have appeared to visionaries of the Roman Catholic Church. These visionaries typically report conversations with Mary, and the apparition of Mary has many times delivered messages that have been documented through the official channels of the Roman Catholic Church. There have been many hundreds of alleged apparitions throughout history, but only a few...
  • LCMS response to SCOTUS ruling today

    06/26/2015 4:40:14 PM PDT · by Mom MD · 64 replies
    LCMS ^ | 6/25/15 | LCMS
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  • Removing Jesus

    06/25/2015 1:13:01 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 284 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | June 1, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    Long before Jesus turned water into wine, He turned Marys amniotic fluid into meconium, and her breast milk into transitional stools. Anyone who has ever changed a childs diaper knows that the resulting odor offends the nostrils greatly. As Jesus would later instruct us, whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly and ends up in the toilet (Matthew 15:17), or in His case as an infant, in the diaper. Thus did Jesus lower gastrointestinal tract operate as it must for all men, and thus did our Lord endure the gastrocolic reflex, as all we mortals do. We...
  • Catholic Church to Welcome Homosexuals at Philadelphia Meeting

    06/26/2015 1:26:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 26, 2015 | Zlatica Hoke
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A U.S. bishop says homosexuals will be able to attend a global meeting of Catholic families in Philadelphia during a visit by Pope Francis. About 15,000 people are expected to attend lectures and take part in workshops during that five-day event in September, aimed at strengthening sacred family bonds. The pontiff will visit during the last two days of the meeting. Same-sex parents are becoming a reality despite religious and civil laws. The Catholic Church has firmly opposed same-sex marriages, but Pope Francis has expressed more tolerance for homosexuality than his predecessors. On Thursday, a U.S. bishop visiting the Vatican...
  • Why I'm Still Catholic (And Why Other People Aren't)

    06/26/2015 10:18:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 315 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | y Anabelle Hazard
    My grandmother celebrates 100 years of being a Catholic. She will most likely be a Catholic till her last breath as all my other grandparents were. Me? Im a mere forty-year cradle Catholic. I own that it hasnt been easy to remain a faithful daughter of the Church, particularly during my turbulent twenties. There was a period I disagreed with, questioned, and criticized Holy Mother Church. There were times I watched people I love abandon their baptismal promises. Still, I remained true to my heritage. Why? Why am I still Catholic? Its for the same reasons why people disagree, question,...
  • An American Dirge...

    06/26/2015 8:48:12 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    Take up this Lamentation for the Land of the Free,America, once the liberator of others, who will liberate you? Are you really free? Free of what? You have set your self free alright, By your social revolution, you are now free from Marriage, commitment, family, and fruitfulness Yours is the freedom of the madman,who observes no conventions, who wears no clothes, and who breaks all chains, (He will NOT be restrained) and who now lives among the tombs crying and cutting himself Yours is the Freedom of Adam and Eve, Who broke away from God, and from Eden, and from...
  • In The Last Days, They will be unnatural in affection

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.( 2 Timothy 3:1-5)For those who have the stomach- here is a short , viral video making the rounds. I wouldnt blame you for not seeing it, for it is shocking....
  • Saying women should abstain unless they want children is violence says minister

    06/24/2015 10:58:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | June 11, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    From pro-choice Methodist Minister John M Swomley: There is also covert violence in the idea that women should not have sexual intercourse if they dont want children. An act of sexual intercourse is not an implied contract to have children. While this may be the belief of those who accept the doctrine that every sexual act must be open to procreation, it would be violent for any government to decide that such a sectarian doctrine should be enforced against anyone, Catholic or non-Catholic, who does not accept that teaching. John M Swomley Compulsory Pregnancy: The War against American Women (Amherst,...
  • In Vain Do They Worship Me

    06/23/2015 10:06:16 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 280 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | April 13, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    The purest form of religion on earth, says Rome, is to bow before a piece of bread and worship it. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life, and is the heart and the summit of the Churchs life, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1324, 1407). And the prayer of thanksgiving and consecration, is the heart and summit of the celebration (1352). It is at the utterance of the consecration, the priests words, This is My body, and This is the cup of My blood, that the bread and wine are said to...
  • Charleston: How our "Leaders" Play Us...

    06/23/2015 9:28:18 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 10 replies
    06-24-15 | Bill Randles
    <p>The fight for Civil Rights requires constant vigilance, as evidenced by the current war on the battle flag of the army of North Virginia.</p> <p>When the Vultures, (oops) I mean Civil Rights leaders and politicians descended on Charlotte, in the wake of the massacre of 9 Christians as they sat in Bible study, they soon realized that they couldnt incite riots and commit mayhem as they had in Ferguson Missouri and other assorted scenes of violent tragedy.</p>
  • Drunken With the Blood of the Saints

    06/21/2015 1:07:04 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | 6-20-15 | Philip Cottraux
    I'm not usually one to share my blog on FR (I haven't FReeped regularly in a long time), and I wasn't sure if this should be posted in Bloggers or Religion. But I wanted to share my thoughts on the Charleston shooting, how it pertains to media coverage, homosexuality, and Christianity in current events, and what the Bible has to say about persecution in the end-time hour. Drunken with the Blood of the Saints: By Philip Cottraux So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full...
  • Miley Cyrus Mocks Christians Who Believe in Old Testament 'Fairy Tales'

    06/20/2015 7:38:06 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 169 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 6/10/2015 | Leah M. Klett
    Pop singer Miley Cyrus recently slammed Christian conservatives for believing in "fairy tales" like the story of Noah's ark and argued that those who hold to a traditional definition of marriage should not be permitted to make laws within the United States. In a recent interview with Paper magazine, Cyrus, who appears nude within the publication, refers to herself as the "least judgemental person ever." However, the magazine notes that while she was raised in a Christian home and was baptized in a Southern Baptist church, the "Wrecking Ball" singer "maintains a particular contempt for fundamentalist lawmakers who rally against...
  • Bride or Harlot;You Chose...Bride/harlot pt 1

    Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Fathers house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.(John 14:1-3)I have been told that the words above, spoken by Jesus on the eve of his crucifixion, are almost word for word the typical engagement speech to a young bride to be, in...
  • Close Advisor of Pope Speaks about Popes Methods of Changing the Church

    06/19/2015 12:34:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 85 replies
    Catholicism.org ^ | June 18, 2015 | Dr. Maike Hickson
    On May 10, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera published an interview with Archbishop Victor Fernndez who is a close collaborator of Pope Francis. He is said to have ghost-written Pope Francis first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium and to be now involved in the drafting of the Popes encyclical on questions concerning the environment. He had previously worked together with then-Cardinal Bergoglio in Argentina, and headed Cardinal Bergoglios team redacting the touchstone Latin-American bishops (CELAM) document of Aparecida in 2007. His words are therefore to be taken very seriously, since, more than most people, he knows the Popes mind. This...
  • 50 Years Ago: Dietrich von Hildebrand Confronts Pope Paul VI

    06/19/2015 9:25:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 6/20/15 | Peter Kwasniewski
    The following excerpts are taken from a fascinating 2001 interview with Dr. Alice von Hildebrand (the full text is available here) that is required reading for every Catholic who wants to understand what has happened in the Church since the mid-20th century. I found myself thinking once again about this interview because Alice mentions a private meeting that her husband had with Pope Paul VI on June 21, 1965, 50 years ago this Sunday (right before the very last, October-December session of the Second Vatican Council), which was followed up with a manuscript that really ought to be published someday....
  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ?

    06/19/2015 12:01:57 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 724 replies
    triablogue ^ | June 23, 2006 | Jason Engwer
    For those who don't have much familiarity with the dispute between Protestants and Catholics over the doctrine of the papacy, I want to post two introductory articles on the subject today and tomorrow. The first article, this one, will be about the Biblical evidence, and tomorrow's article will be about the early post-Biblical evidence. Roman Catholicism claims the papacy as its foundation. According to the Catholic Church, the doctrine of the papacy was understood and universally accepted as early as the time of Peter: "At open variance with this clear doctrine of Holy Scripture as it has been ever understood...
  • Quick Thought on Laudato si': Set the Example, Help Save the Planet and Don't...

    06/19/2015 8:22:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    If the Pope is as concerned about environmental damage due to coal, oil, etc., used in transportation, buildings, etc., then I would like to make the following plea to Pope Francis:Please do not travel to the US in September and stay in Rome.Do you realize how much oil will be used to transport you, your aides, journalists, etc. from Europe to the US?Do you realize how much energy and resources will be wasted to set up the various events that you will attend?Do you realize how much energy and resources will be wasted with millions attempting to see and hear...
  • Laudato Si: The Prayer Of The Freemason

    06/19/2015 3:56:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 65 replies
    Vox Cantoris Blog via Mundabor's Blog ^ | June 19, 2015 | Mundabor
    Courtesy of Vox Cantoris, we are alerted to the astonishing end of the encyclical, Laudato Si. I wonder if any paragraph worse than this could have been written by any Pope. The text is below. This is not a draft. It is the official version from the Vatican site. 246. At the conclusion of this lengthy reflection which has been both joyful and troubling, I propose that we offer two prayers. The first we can share with all who believe in a God who is the all-powerful Creator, while in the other we Christians ask for inspiration to take up...
  • Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2)

    06/19/2015 6:54:04 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 80 replies
    triablogue ^ | June 24, 2006 | Jason Engwer
    Was The Papacy Established By Christ? (Part 2) Because neither the apostolic nor the earliest post-apostolic Christians refer to a jurisdictional primacy of the bishop of Rome, Catholics often cite references to any type of primacy of the Roman church. But a non-jurisdictional primacy of the Roman church doesn't prove a jurisdictional primacy of the Roman bishop. Even Peter himself isn't referred to as having papal authority among the early post-apostolic sources. Terence Smith explains: "there is an astonishing lack of reference to Peter among ecclesiastical authors of the first half of the second century. He is barely mentioned...
  • "No Catholic is free to dissent from the teaching of Laudato Si"

    06/19/2015 9:36:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 83 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 19 June 2015 | Revd Dr Ashley Beck
    One of the hymn books popular in our churches, the Complete Celebration Hymnal, contains an English version from the 1980s of the Italian hymn of St Francis of Assisi, Laudato sii, O mi Signore (no. 527 it retains the Italian chorus). I dont know how much it is sung these days but it would be good to revive it to celebrate Pope Franciss new encyclical of the same name. There are already good initial appraisals of the letter. I simply want to draw attention to one thing the Holy Father writes early on (section 15): It is my hope...
  • " St. Patrick Was a Baptist"

    03/16/2015 8:16:21 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 118 replies
    Don Boys "Common Sense for Today News" ^ | March 14, 2015 | Don Boys
    Our Catholic friends wont like this revelation but facts are facts. Patrick (original name was Sucat) was born in Scotland about 375 AD and lived about 85 years dying in 460. As a teen he was captured by marauding raiders and taken to Ireland where he was sold to Milcho, a Druid chieftain and held in slavery for six years. Patrick said that he was hungry and naked during that time. He eventually walked 200 miles to the Irish coast to escape and to find his way back to Scotland. It is my desire to dispel the myths, delusions, superstitions...
  • The RPCNA & ARP Synods: A Family Reunion of Churches

    06/15/2015 1:00:20 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | June 15, 2015 | James Faris
    This week (June 8-12, 2015), the highest courts of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) met concurrently in Flat Rock, North Carolina at the Bonclarken Conference Center. The RP and ARP courts are both called synod distinct from the term general assembly used by most other Presbyterian denominations. A general assembly is historically seen as the highest court, with a synod being lesser. In seminary, I was taught that our denominations have chosen to keep synods, in part, as a reminder that the visible church is yet fractured due to...
  • Protestant theologian says God will use ISIS to punish the USA for "gay rights"

    06/15/2015 7:43:27 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 31 replies
    NewsCentral ^ | 8/22/14 | Bryan Fischer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIGDjl-IdGQ Protestant theologian Bryan Fischer says God will use ISIS To punish the West For "gay rights" just as used idolatrous Babylon to punish the children of Israel, and invokes the recent attack on Charlie Hebdo as an example.
  • Can Fallen Man Do Anything to Please God?

    06/14/2015 11:09:03 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 128 replies
    Monergism ^ | 4/18/2015 | John_hendryx
    Can Fallen Man Do Anything to Please God? Question: Can fallen man do anything to please God? Can the natural man make choices all the time for things that are good and evil? Response: All fallen, unregenerate human beings are endowed with many of God's common graces. God has blessed all men with a conscience and the capacity to promote virtue and civil righteousness. It is abundantly clear that many beautiful aspects of the world we live in have been brought forth by those which are unredeemed by God's regenerative grace. God has gifted natural men and women with the...
  • Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

    06/14/2015 1:34:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 13, 2015 | John Vidal
    The most anticipated papal letter for decades will be published in five languages on Thursday. It will call for an end to the tyrannical exploitation of nature by mankind. Could it lead to a step-change in the battle against global warming?Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the worlds 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday. In an unprecedented encyclical on the subject of the environment, the pontiff is expected to argue that humanitys exploitation of the planets resources has crossed the Earths natural boundaries, and that...
  • Jones: Scripture Teaches That the Word of God is The Supreme Norm

    06/15/2015 6:30:36 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 275 replies
    Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics ^ | 7/18/96 | Douglas M. Jones III
    If the doctrine of Sola Scriptura is true, then, as a system of theology, Roman Catholicism ought to be wholeheartedly rejected. This quick inference is not as simplistic as it may first appear. Sola Scriptura not only negates any form of authoritative tradition in Roman Catholicism, it also eviscerates any Roman Catholic doctrine or practice explicitly drawn from Scripture, since the truth of such doctrines is, according to the Council of Trent, only guaranteed by the "holy mother Church" who has the sole authority to "judge of their [the Scriptures'] true sense and interpretation."[1] Therefore, if Sola Scriptura precludes such...
  • RUN into your "NEWNESS" forget the former things [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/15/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 6-15-15 | Jedediah
    Relax in The Beam of My majesty and drink deep of My Forgiveness for there is great healing here and rebuke the Harlot that drinks the blood of the Saints and the Prophets for truly there is only condemnation there for you "ARE" Forgiven, cleansed in My blood alone and I AM "Your" Salvation. Enjoy My creation for I have set it as a table of remembrance of My Glory, before you were in the womb. You will see as you rest in Me you make yourself completely available to My Voice calling to you in the wilderness(DRY PLACES), all...
  • Pope Franciss edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches [Climate Hoax]

    12/28/2014 9:06:22 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 137 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 27 Dec 2014 | John Vidal
    Following a visit in March to Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated in 2012 by typhoon Haiyan, the pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology. Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document will be sent to the worlds 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests, who will distribute it to parishioners.
  • AWANA Clubs International - What We Believe

    06/13/2015 11:06:42 AM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 39 replies
    AWANA Clubs international is a Bible-centered youth ministry with 30,000 charter "clubs" around the world. Their statement of faith describes a sound doctrine. I invite you to take a look.
  • The forgiveness of Sins

    06/12/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by ADSUM · 302 replies
    Catholic.com ^ | Catholic Answers
    All pardon for sins ultimately comes from Christs finished work on Calvary, but how is this pardon received by individuals? Did Christ leave us any means within the Church to take away sin? The Bible says he gave us two means.
  • All the Way Back

    06/10/2015 7:44:27 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 54 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | February 8, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    St. Paul still holds out the written Word of God to His people. The Roman Catholic Church believes that the Word of God is transmitted to the Church by Tradition, the Scriptures and the Magisterium (i.e., popes, councils, etc). According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (81), Tradition transmits in its entirety the Word of God which has been entrusted to the apostles by Christ the Lord and the Holy Spirit. It transmits it to the successors of the apostles so that, enlightened by the Spirit of truth, they may faithfully preserve, expound and spread it abroad by their...
  • Truth received on no authority at all

    06/11/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 330 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | February 14, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    The sincere Roman Catholic will no doubt bristle at our summary of Tradition in our previous post: The pattern for Rome is this: we already know this to be true, so there is no error in creating evidence to support it. This is why I call Tradition the historical revisionism that it clearly is. It is nonetheless a true, and verifiable statement. John Henry Cardinal Newman, one of the most famous converts to Rome from the Church of England, was a prolific writer and, after his conversion, a staunch apologist for Rome. He provides one of the best examples in...
  • Tony Campolo's Gay Marriage Support Highlights Divide (Non-Catholic Christian Support at ~40% in US)

    06/13/2015 5:36:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 59 replies
    CBN ^ | June 13, 2015 | CBN
    Christian minister Tony Campolo's recent announcement that the church should accept gay couples is highlighting the growing division between Christians over the issues of homosexuality and gay marriage. In a statement issued this week, Campolo said he's tried to approach people on both sides of the issue with grace and understanding while struggling with his own beliefs. Finally, he said, it was his own relationship with his wife and the many same-sex couples they know and spend time with that persuaded him that the primary purpose of marriage is about spiritual growth. He also wrote that homosexuality is "almost never...
  • INFALLIBILITYS FATAL FLAW

    06/13/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 72 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | February 17, 2014 | Timothy F. Kauffman
    In 897 AD, Pope Stephen VII had Pope Formosus body exhumed and put on trial at the infamous Cadaver Synod, during which the corpse was found guilty, and stripped of his papal vestments.Pope Theodore II later convened a synod and overturned Pope Stephens findings, as did Pope John IX after him. But later, Pope Sergius III overturned the rulings of Theodore II and John IX, and reaffirmed the conviction of Formosus. Perhaps Formosus corpse will find some little comfort in the knowledge that it is stillat least for nowlisted on Romes unbroken line of popes currently on display at the...
  • Six Poor Reasons for Rejecting the Miraculous

    06/07/2015 7:08:33 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 70 replies
    Christian theology affirms a number of miracles, most importantly the atonement, the resurrection, the incarnation and the virgin birth. The secular mind dismisses these as tall-tales and myths produced by superstitious, pre-modern minds. However, it seems to us that the modern prejudice against miracles is not very rational. 1) Experience shows that miracles do not occur (Skip) 2) Science shows that miracles are impossible! (Skip) 3) If we believe in one supernatural event we might as well believe in Santa and flying reindeer! (Skip) 4) But surely miracles are so improbable, so extraordinary, that no amount of evidence could justify...
  • Religion in Latin America

    06/10/2015 6:47:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 13, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    [The following are just excerpts from the first 5 sections of an extensive very revealing multifaceted 2014 Pew Research survey. My focus is mainly on the Protestant and Catholic views. Complete Report PDF] Religion in Latin AmericaWidespread Change in a Historically Catholic RegionLatin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics nearly 40% of the worlds total Catholic population and the Roman Catholic Church now has a Latin American pope for the first time in its history. Yet identification with Catholicism has declined throughout the region, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey that...
  • Zivitovsky vs Kerry;The Supreme Court Defies God...

    06/10/2015 4:03:25 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 16 replies
    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.(Psalm 2:1-6) The US Supreme court has recently given a ruling, (Zivotovsky...
  • You Can't Have it Both Ways...Lesson 2

    I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham; And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor enquired for him. (Zephaniah 1:2-7)Zephaniahs vision of the coming judgment of God, emphasized the brazen contradiction of people who...
  • 7 Biblical Arguments Against 'Grave Soaking'

    06/07/2015 6:45:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 49 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/5/2015 | JOSEPH MATTERA
    Have you heard of mantle grabbing? Also called grave sucking and grave soaking, I'm concerned about how it's sweeping through charismatic circles. The following are seven concerns I have about grave sucking: 1. It distracts from the true power source of our anointing. The Word of God is clear that the true source of our anointing is from God (Acts 1:8). James 4:4 teaches that if we draw near to God He will draw near to us. Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1 and 119, and 2 Timothy 3:15-16 teach that meditation on the Word day and night is the key to...