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  • City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons [Dealing With Homosexuality]

    10/15/2014 8:14:40 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 155 replies
    Fox ^ | Published October 14, 2014 | By Todd Starnes
    The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.” ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five...
  • THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide

    09/20/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    The Destin Log ^ | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Dr. Barry K. Carpenter
    THE CARPENTER'S SHOP: Persecution of Christians affects millions worldwide By Dr. Barry K. Carpenter Published: Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM. Christians around the world are experiencing unprecedented persecution. Reporter and news analyst Kirsten Powers, interviewed in the Daily Beast, said, “Christians in the Middle East and Africa are being slaughtered, tortured, raped, kidnapped, beheaded, and forced to flee the birthplace of Christianity. The silence has been nearly deafening.” It seems open season on Christians. It is more pronounced, more bold, more contagious, and in more numbers than at any other time in history. It may appear to...
  • Pope Francis Joins the 'Samba School' of Charismatic Catholicism

    06/05/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 06/05/2014 | R. Andrew Chesnut
    Pope Francis's spirited participation in the 37th Annual Convocation of the Charismatic movements along with some 50,000 Catholics at Rome's Olympic Stadium leaves no doubt that he is the first ever Charismatic pope... Like their Pentecostal brethren who inspired the movement, Catholic Charismatics practice a form of Christianity centered on the transformative role of the Holy Spirit in their lives.... While the Catholic Charismatic Renewal enjoyed papal endorsements from both of Francis's predecessors, the Argentine pope became the first to attend an annual Charismatic convocation. Verbally, the dynamic pope called the Charismatic Renewal "a great force" for the Catholic Church,...
  • Pope to Inaugurate Charismatic Convocation in Rome's Olympic Stadium

    05/30/2014 3:20:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    ZENIT.org ^ | May 30, 2014 | ZENIT.org
    For the first time in history, a pope will visit the Rome Olympic Stadium for an international charismatic renewal convocation, the Vatican has announced.This Sunday, Pope Francis will attend and meet members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement in its 37th National Assembly. The June 1-2 gathering is expected to draw some 50,000 people from over 50 countries.
  • Pope Francis discovers charismatic movement a gift to the whole church

    08/09/2013 7:45:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 57 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | August 9, 2013 | Francis X. Rocca
    Pope Francis discovers charismatic movement a gift to the whole church By Francis X. Rocca Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- During World Youth Day celebrations in Rio de Janeiro, July 23-28, many worshippers in the crowds could be seen swaying from side to side, arms raised in the air, wearing rapt or joyous expressions on their faces.
  • Pope Francis shakes up Catholic Church (Brazil)

    07/24/2013 8:51:09 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Deutsche Well ^ | 24.07.2013 | Astrid Prange / sst
    Many Catholics hope Pope Francis will strengthen laymen and women in church, who have been taking on responsibilities of priests in some rural areas. That might trigger a revolution, experts say. The Catholic Church in Latin America has a way of dealing with contradictions: Instead of discussing whether women should be allowed to be ordained to the priesthood or debating the celibate, laymen go ahead and create precedents in their religious communities. They've come up with new forms of church services - services without a priest. Hopes are high during this year's World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro that...
  • IF John Hagee & Perry Stone Accept Messianic Rabbis As Biblical, What About Female Messianic Rabbis?

    05/22/2013 6:45:28 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies
    5/22/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) IF John Hagee, Perry Stone, and/or anyone else on TCT, TBN, INSP, WCT, etc, accept women as being able to occupy the positions of apostles, and/or prophets, and/or evengelists, and/or pastors and/or teachers (with such examples such as Paula White and Joyce Meyer (whom I believe operate as a pastor and teacher respectively)), and... 2.) IF they believe that women can occupy these positions within the sphere of the New Testament/New Covenant, and... 3.) IF they believe that the office of Rabbi (Messianic or otherwise) has been carried over into the New Testament/New Covenant, (with such examples as Kurt...
  • Palin: Obama Must 'Renounce' Pentagon's 'Un-American' Proselytization Policy

    05/06/2013 1:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 6. 2013 | Tony Lee
    <p>On Wednesday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said President Barack Obama needed to clear up and "renounce" the "un-American" and "amoral" reports from the Pentagon that U.S. soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their Christian faith. She called on Obama to do so "today, right now."</p>
  • Counting Christian Noses (The growing “Pentecostalization” of Christianity)

    01/12/2012 12:58:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 01/12/2012 | Peter Berger
    In December 2011 the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (Washington) issued A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population. Some of the data were developed in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (South Hamilton, Massachusetts). The two institutions are responsible for the bulk of reliable statistical information on religion worldwide. They are directed, respectively, by Luis Lugo and Todd Johnson. I happen to know these two gentlemen quite well. They are the religious nose counters par excellence. Ask them how many Lutherans there are in Mongolia, and how many Buddhists...
  • More Than 1 in 4 Christians Are Pentecostal, Charismatic

    12/22/2011 4:48:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/22/2011 | By Brittany Smith
    The Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life published a demographic report this week on the size and distribution of the world's Christian population and revealed that Pentecostals and charismatics make up more than a quarter of all Christians. Using estimates from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the report also showed that together Pentecostals and charismatics make up more than 8 percent of the world’s total population. The study defines Pentecostals as members of Pentecostal denominations that teach that all Christians should seek a post-conversion religious experience called the baptism of...
  • It’s (Past) Time for a Charismatic Reformation

    11/09/2011 8:36:24 AM PST · by metmom · 54 replies
    Charisma Magazine ^ | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 | J. Lee Grady
    In honor of Reformation Day, here are some complaints I’m nailing on the Wittenberg door. Long before there was an Occupy Wall Street, Martin Luther staged the most important protest in history. He was upset because Roman Catholic officials were promising people forgiveness or early escape from purgatory in exchange for money. So on October 31, 1517, Luther nailed a long list of complaints on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany. 1. Let’s reform our theology. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is God and He is holy. He is not an “it.”...
  • Dr. Alveda King to Address the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial August 28

    08/26/2010 11:28:07 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    Priests for Life.org ^ | August 20, 2010
    Dr. Alveda King to Address the Restoring Honor Rally at the Lincoln Memorial August 28Priests for Life FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: August 20, 2010 Atlanta, GA – Dr. Alveda King, Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, issued the following statement today on her upcoming appearance at the August 28th Restoring Honor Rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial organized by commentator Glenn Beck. “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, like the Lincoln Memorial itself, belongs to all Americans. I am participating in Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally not to advance any political agenda, but to advance...
  • AMONG MANY THINGS, ANGELS HAVE HIDDEN ROLE AT THE 'GATEWAY OF OUR SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION

    07/26/2010 12:41:57 AM PDT · by johngrace · 3 replies
    SPIRIT DAILY ^ | 7-26-10 | MICHAEL H BROWN
    __________________________________________________ AMONG MANY THINGS, ANGELS HAVE HIDDEN ROLE AT THE 'GATEWAY' OF OUR SPIRITUAL PERCEPTION We are certainly in trying times for the Church (also the rest of the world), and there have been major disappointments (as occurs with humans). But the foundation is unshakeable and mystics "observe" things at the Vatican that we usually can't -- for example, one woman who claims to see angels on a constant basis (since birth) says she witnessed angelic beings in greatest profusion at the Vatican. "In St. Peter's Basilica it was fantastic," she recently told us. "I just saw so many angels...
  • Prop. 8 trial witnesses make ‘troubling’ attack on religion (“chief obstacle”) and Catholic teaching

    01/22/2010 5:31:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies · 955+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2010
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Prop. 8 trial witnesses make ‘troubling’ attack on religion and Catholic teaching Stanford University professor Gary Segura. San Francisco, Calif., Jan 22, 2010 / 07:17 am (CNA).- Court witnesses arguing against California’s Proposition 8 have described religious beliefs of those who believe marriage is between a man and a woman as biased and a “chief obstacle” to homosexuals’ “political progress.” The comments were part of a “troubling” attack on religion, Proposition 8 defenders say.Proposition 8, the successful 2008 California ballot issue that restored to state law the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a...
  • Palin to Rightly Divide USA all the More

    11/19/2009 3:59:19 AM PST · by freedomyes · 24 replies · 999+ views
    The Magic City Morning Star ^ | Nov 19 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Sarah Palin, if running for President, surely will divide this Republic all the more into two definite segments-fiercely opposing segments. Already we have two primary segments: believers and secularists. Believers are those moralists who hold to the God of the Bible, particularly the New Testament God in Christ. It may be via Roman Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, Orthodox Christians, or non-church members who hold to biblical ethics. Secularists are exampled by Joy Behar on The View. She is with conviction a non-believer who holds that this life is all there is. No deity. No hereafter. No judgment accountability. This is it;...
  • PALIN’S PENTECOSTAL FAITH: LIBERALS WILL POUNCE

    11/18/2009 6:59:38 AM PST · by freedomyes · 32 replies · 726+ views
    PALIN’S PENTECOSTAL FAITH: LIBERALS WILL POUNCE ^ | Nov 18 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    She is not only Christian in the biblical definition, but also “evangelical” when it comes to tags. And not only “evangelical,” but charismatic/pentecostal. That issue alone will swab the deck. The atheists, agnostics and generic secularists will warp and woof. They will holler and screech. They will write and scrawl. They will pull up the sewer tops from every evangelical and pentecostal persona in the past century. Further, they will take especially the pentecostal beliefs and strew them from coast to coast, then every continent. They will misplace them, misstate them, malign them and nail them to hell’s front door.
  • Darwin Marketed to Kids (totalitarian evos on the march, use power of state to stamp out opposition)

    11/11/2009 7:52:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies · 1,380+ views
    CEH ^ | November 10, 2009
    Nov 10, 2009 — There’s a move on to get Darwin’s ideas taught to tots. Britain is giving a “birthday present to Darwin,” wrote Andrew Copson for The Guardian, in the form of national curriculum for primary schools that will mention evolution for the first time – and prohibit teaching of creationism or intelligent design in science lessons. The addition of evolution to elementary school curriculum was in response to a letter promoted by the British Humanist Association and signed by “scientists and experts.” Copson was obviously delighted with what he perceived as a long-overdue smackdown against intelligent design –...
  • Theist, Agnostic, Atheist: Will the Real Charles Darwin Please Stand Up?

    11/11/2009 2:02:08 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 57 replies · 1,108+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | November 11, 2009 | Flannery
    When history imitates game show . . . Those old enough to remember TV in the late 1950s through the 60s will recall a delightful game show, “To Tell the Truth.” As a kid I fondly recall trying to figure out along with the celebrity panelists which of the three contestants was the “real” person to be identified. It was a challenging game; the three contestants would all introduce themselves as “I am Mr./Miss /Mrs. [the generic Ms. hadn't come along yet] X” and, after the announcer read a brief description of the featured guest, the panelists would begin...
  • Best ever find of soft tissue (muscle and blood) in a fossil (evos claim it is 18 mya!!!)

    11/11/2009 9:29:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 252 replies · 3,446+ views
    CMI ^ | November 11, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    A salamander allegedly “18 million years old” is the latest fossil to produce astonishingly well preserved soft tissue. This time, it’s muscle tissue, and it is supposedly the most pristine example yet. Background—the “dinosaur connection”...
  • How a Christian Family Stood Up to Tyranny

    11/10/2009 8:15:42 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 1,032+ views
    CEH ^ | November 10, 2009
    Nov 10, 2009 — When the Berlin wall fell 20 years ago, Dorothee Hubner first dared to think, “Are we allowed to leave and finally be free?” Her story and that of her parents Gerhard and Gertraude, scientists trapped in East Germany, was told by Andrew Curry, a freelance writer, in Science.[1] Dorothee was 23 years old in 1989. Her parents, also biochemists, “had spent decades struggling to do research in East Germany without compromising their personal ideals with allegiance to the ruling Communist Party.” By not pledging allegiance to the ruling Communist Party, the Hubners faced a life of...
  • Ancient penguin DNA raises doubts about accuracy of genetic dating techniques

    11/10/2009 10:54:53 AM PST · by decimon · 155 replies · 2,464+ views
    Oregon State University ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | Unknown
    CORVALLIS, Ore. - Penguins that died 44,000 years ago in Antarctica have provided extraordinary frozen DNA samples that challenge the accuracy of traditional genetic aging measurements, and suggest those approaches have been routinely underestimating the age of many specimens by 200 to 600 percent. In other words, a biological specimen determined by traditional DNA testing to be 100,000 years old may actually be 200,000 to 600,000 years old, researchers suggest in a new report in Trends in Genetics, a professional journal. The findings raise doubts about the accuracy of many evolutionary rates based on conventional types of genetic analysis. “Some...
  • Darwin, Lyell and Origin of Species (unscientific aspects of Darwin's ToE explored)

    11/05/2009 10:29:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 78 replies · 1,656+ views
    CMI ^ | November 5, 2009 | Dominic Statham
    The ideal of the coolly rational scientific observer, completely independent, free of all preconceived theories, prior philosophical, ethical and religious commitments, doing investigations and coming to dispassionate, unbiased conclusions that constitute truth, is nowadays regarded by serious philosophers of science (and, indeed, most scientists) as a simplistic myth...
  • “Junk” DNA Discovered to Have Both Cellular and Microevolutionary Functions

    11/04/2009 10:46:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 59 replies · 1,775+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 3, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    “Junk” DNA Discovered to Have Both Cellular and Microevolutionary Functions Evolutionists have long sought mechanisms for the origin of reproductive barriers between populations, mechanisms which are thought to be key to the formation of new species. A recent article in ScienceDaily finds that “Junk DNA” might be the “mechanism that prevents two species from reproducing.” Basically, so-called “junk”-DNA is involved in helping to package chromosomes in the cell. If two species have different “junk” DNA, then this prevents the proteins in the egg from properly packaging the chromosomes donated by the sperm. The organism does not develop properly. As the...
  • Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley (ironically, he had no patience for Christian evolutionists)

    11/04/2009 8:25:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 88 replies · 2,784+ views
    CMI ^ | November 4, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    Darwin’s bulldog—Thomas H. Huxley --snip-- Huxley, although an unbeliever, was thoroughly familiar with the gospel, and had little time for Christians who compromised their position by supporting the anti-biblical belief of evolutionary naturalism. He wrote: ...
  • Trunk or Treat Decorating (a fun Church-based althernative to Halloween in most areas!)

    10/31/2009 11:24:05 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 13 replies · 1,078+ views
    A Trunk or Treat is a Halloween event that is often church or community-sponsored. People gather and park their cars in a large parking lot. They open their trunks or the backs of their vehicles and decorate them. Then they pass out candy from their trunks. The event provides a safe family environment for trick or treaters.... (see pictures!)
  • Vanity: What would you think of having a Spiritual Book Club -- one book a month?

    10/20/2009 7:26:38 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies · 451+ views
    I have been thinking about this for a long time. I think several people have published book reports and others have given their take on certain books. We would need to have a variety of books by different denominational authors. Not everyone would have to read every book. Whoever might be interested in that month's title could post on that month's thread. We would have to have some kind of rules such as limited discussion until the half-point of the month so that the conclusion of the book wouldn't be given away in the first ten posts. There could be...
  • Pastor Benny Hinn: Charlatan or Man of God? [$100M/Year Charlatan!]

    10/10/2009 12:27:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,926+ views
    FoxNews ^ | October 10th 2009
    Pastor Benny Hinn: Charlatan or Man of God? October 09, 2009 Lauren Green. Pastor Benny Hinn is being investigated by the Senate Finance Committee and was recently denied entry into the United Kingdom. The press has been bad, he says, because the media doesn't understand him. But the Texas-based faith healer, whose "Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades" pack sports arenas across the United States, is fielding questions about his controversies nonetheless. He says he needs to voice his concerns over the land of his birth, Israel, and the threat to it posed by a nuclear Iran — which he talks about...
  • Outer Limits Not Lively (cosmic evos confirm galactic habital zone, but are not denied tenure)

    09/29/2009 8:28:49 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 1,019+ views
    CEH ^ | September 29, 2009
    Outer Limits Not Lively Sept 29, 2009 — One of the “cosmic coincidences” cited in the intelligent-design treatise The Privileged Planet1 is the “galactic habitable zone” – a fairly narrow region of the galaxy where planets can form and exist safely.  The outer regions of the galaxy were described as lacking the heavy elements necessary for planet formation. Score one for the authors.  New Scientist reported on a planet search by astronomers at the University of Tokyo who failed to find planets in the outer reaches of the galaxy.  “Astronomers have long doubted that life could exist there,” the article...
  • T. Rex Cousin Evolved 60 Million Years Too Early

    09/29/2009 10:10:39 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 45 replies · 2,079+ views
    ICR News ^ | September 29, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The most popular dinosaur is probably Tyrannosaurus rex, a Latin term that loosely translates as “king lizard.” Based on evolutionary assumptions, scientists have long held that these dinosaurs lived for “only” 3 million years, approximately 68 to 65 million years ago. A fossil looking remarkably like a small version of T. rex, however, has been located in a much lower rock layer.[1] Using the evolutionary dates assigned to the relevant strata, this adds 60 million years to the T. rex timeline. If the evolutionary interpretation was this wrong about one creature, can it be trusted on the rest of the...
  • The Biblical roots of modern science

    09/29/2009 8:09:53 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 809+ views
    CMI ^ | September 29, 2009 | Jonathan Sarfati, Ph.D.
    Many atheopaths1 and their compromising churchian allies claim that biblical belief and science are mortal enemies. Yet historians of science, even non-Christians, have pointed out that modern science first flourished under a Christian world view while it was stillborn in other cultures such as ancient Greece, China and Arabia. The historical basis of modern science depended on the assumption that the universe was made by a rational Creator. An orderly universe makes perfect sense only if it were made by an orderly Creator (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:33). For example, evolutionary anthropologist and science writer Loren Eiseley stated:...
  • The Speed of Thought (the brain far surpassses human designed computer technology)

    09/28/2009 4:59:44 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,265+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | September 28, 2009 | Cornelius Hunter, Ph.D.
    Computers are becoming faster and more powerful all the time and those improvements have been mainly due to better hardware. Future improvements, however, may well rely increasingly on better architecture and software. One reason why this seems likely is that the human brain, with its very different architecture, dramatically out performs computers in performing various tasks (such as perceiving an object in a complex visual scene). If computers are to match the brain's performance, they likely will need to exploit features of the brain's design. In some regards the brain's hardware is far beyond that of a computer. Its "wires,"...
  • Evangelist Takes On Darwin (Temple of Darwin cries blasphemy!)

    09/28/2009 8:12:21 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 191 replies · 3,289+ views
    CEH ^ | September 27, 2009
    Sept 27, 2009 — What would Darwin do? Just in time for the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species, his magnum opus has been reprinted with an introduction not by a scientist or historian, but by a Christian evangelist. He and a Christian movie actor are trying to get their special edition to students at major universities. Talk about brashness. Darwin’s defenders are stepping on themselves to condemn this – well, blasphemy...
  • The God Chasers; The Shack; He Loves Me; Quix Commentary on 3 books

    07/14/2009 11:41:13 PM PDT · by Quix · 180 replies · 4,707+ views
    Quix & books listed ^ | 15 JUL 2009, 2000 | Quix, Tommy Tenney, William P Young, Wayne Jacobsen,
    The God Chasers by Tommy Tenney Book Excerpt & Commentary I recently finished THE SHACK by William P Young and HE LOVES ME by Wayne Jacobsen. I found both of them deeply moving, Biblical, edifying and helpful in drawing me closer to God. Subsequently, a Navy Friend/ Christian Bro of 30+ years read me the riot act about THE SHACK. I found his rants about “heresy” completely without substance. Turns out he had not read it. Sheesh. It is, after all, a NOVEL! And, I found it exceedingly Biblical. Some important Biblical truths, doctrines are affirmed with a sentence...
  • Court sentences bishop for ringing church bells (though songs played quieter than traffic)

    06/06/2009 6:58:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,000+ views
    wnd ^ | June 6, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    Ding, dong, the bells are dead – at least on weekdays. By court order, the electronic chimes that were rung each day by Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church in Phoenix, Ariz., are now confined to Sundays and special occasions, while the cathedral's leader, Bishop Rick Painter, faces potential jail time for playing the daily melodies. Responding to complaints that the electronic bells at the northern Phoenix church were rung too loud and too often, a municipal court gave Painter three years probation and a suspended 10-day jail sentence on charges of violating city noise ordinances. The judge further...
  • The Purpose of Pentecost: and the New Missionary Age of the Church

    05/31/2009 3:39:58 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 1 replies · 369+ views
    CatholicOnline ^ | 5/31/09 | Deacon Keith A. Fournier
    Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. As we came to the close of the last millennium there were groups within the Christian community who claimed to have a special connection with the encounter that the early followers of Jesus had in the upper room on that great and glorious day. A modern “Pentecostal” movement was born. Out of it, much good has come. The Second Vatican Council in the Catholic Church began with a prayer for a...
  • The Messianic Jew & Charismatic Dispensationalism

    11/30/2008 4:07:04 PM PST · by mbeeber · 490 replies · 3,671+ views
    The Messianic Literary Corner ^ | 11/30/2008 | Marshall Beeber
    The Messianic Jew & Charismatic Dispensationalism by Marshall Beeber In the nineteenth century a theological revolution called "Dispensationalism" rightly outlined the "Biblical Historical Perspective", thereby giving mankind a clearer picture of how God has provided and continues to provide salvation to man throughout history.  By acknowledgement of this perspective, an accord between Hebrew Old Covenant and New Covenant prophecy was forged, sweeping away many of the contradictions that divided Christian and Orthodox Jewish prophetic viewpoints.  Dispensationalists became God's instrument of change in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries,  leading the way in promoting the support of the establishment of the...
  • The Frog

    10/25/2008 1:18:18 PM PDT · by Revski · 256+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/25/08 | Revski
    Frog animation is happy for food he is about to receive but discovers what he intended didn’t turn out to be what he expected. This video reminds me of this 2008 upcoming election at the left.
  • One Day Frog

    10/24/2008 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies · 280+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10/24/08 | Revski
    Fog animation is happy for food he is about to receive but discovers what he intended didn’t turn out what he expected. Scripture at the end of this video.
  • Spiritual Progression [open]

    07/27/2008 5:14:29 PM PDT · by Quix · 27 replies · 1,428+ views
    RENEWED HOPE@PEOPLEPC.COM MERI FORD ^ | 22 JUL 2008 | PAM CLARK
    SPIRITUAL PROGRESSION by Pam Clark (pamclark@prophetic.net) The woman at the well had faulty doctrine. Jesus revealed a lot of incredible truth to her. He told her that He was the Messiah, something others had really wondered about for centuries. He told her that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth, implying it was more than just form and ritual. This was incredible doctrine. He also told her worship was a matter of the heart, more than just a physical location. He demonstrated the power and doctrine of forgiveness - and He...
  • His Light Shines

    06/23/2008 5:54:10 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies · 128+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 6/23/08 | Revski
    This video is about a true story that happened in the late 60’s. My wife and I were visiting a small town called Chepachet R.I on Tanyard Lane. The song of the video is, I Saw The Light sung by Hank Williams, Sr..
  • Heaven: Close Encounters of the God Kind (excerpts & commentary)[Open]

    06/06/2008 1:08:47 PM PDT · by Quix · 93 replies · 1,619+ views
    Dearly Beloved . . . Following are some brief excerpts from Bro Jesse's book. I've read a number of Heavenly Visitation narratives. They are all different in some respects. Some folks might think that they are so different that the individuals must be visiting a different place. I don't feel that way. There's usually some things that are essentially the same. Virtually always, there's some aspect of the narrative that some group of Christians gets all up in arms about being unBiblical. I've never found any of the more convincing narratives that way, personally. I have observed that there's virtually...
  • Pentecost Continues

    05/10/2008 4:12:40 AM PDT · by tcg · 98+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/10/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    They were not the most confident lot, this group of early followers of the One who was crucified and then raised from the dead. Even though they had seen Him defeat the final enemy, death, they were afraid as they gathered in that upper room. Right before He ascended He had promised that He would not leave them orphans but would send another comforter once He returned to the Father. He told them they would receive power from on high and be able to continue His work on earth until He returned. In that Cenacle, along with His mother, they...
  • My Energy Is Not Atomic! It is Eternal... Alive! ... [PROPHETIC updates CHARISMATIC CAUCUS thread]

    02/21/2008 3:37:57 AM PST · by Quix · 38 replies · 416+ views
    My energy is not atomic it is Eternal and flowing , Alive ! And Creating , not manufactured . So as you see things constructed by man realize this ; All elements of the Universe and mankind evolve from My Hand and I AM CREATOR AND GOD ALMIGHTY . There will be an ATOMIC ANOMALY SOON yet far more reaching will be the effect on man's heart than just an incident or explosion Yet the critical element is not what has been pushed away , vaporized or displaced , but the raining down of My Spirit on mankind shortly...
  • CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS Toward Christian Health and Relationships [Charismatic Caucus]

    09/23/2007 3:31:18 PM PDT · by Quix · 45 replies · 712+ views
    Quix Commentary | 23 SEP 2007 | Quix
    A few Scriptures and some Quix commentary . . .  Keeping in mind . . .  THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW [FOLLOW WHO?] THOSE WHO BELIEVE . . . cast out demons . . . speak with other tongues . . . etc.  AND . . . by reasonable extrapolation: John 20:22-23 (The Message)The Message (MSG)Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson 22-23Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. "Receive the Holy Spirit," he said. "If you forgive someone's sins, they're gone for good. If you don't forgive sins, what are you going to do with...
  • Church Sued After Member Is Injured In Ecstatic Prayer

    05/01/2007 7:19:57 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 1 replies · 382+ views
    Religion Clause ^ | April 30, 2007
    In a Michigan state court, a jury trial begins today in an unusual negligence suit against Lansing's Mount Hope Assemblies of God Church and its pastor, Dave Williams. Last Friday's Lansing State Journal explains that church member Judith Dadd alleges she suffered a concussion and scalp lacerations, headaches, depression, fatigue and memory loss, all from a fall she took in 2002 while praying at the church. She says she answered a call to the altar, where it is common for members to collapse to the floor when they "are overcome by the Spirit of the Lord". Church ushers are supposed...
  • The Visible Church Was There All Along

    02/24/2007 4:59:51 PM PST · by stfassisi · 222 replies · 2,229+ views
    The Visible Church Was There All Along by Cindy Beck “I just can’t be Protestant anymore,” I blurted out one night as my husband and I were driving in the car. “What?” “This is just crazy. Every church teaches something different. Every pastor interprets the Bible according to his own personal beliefs. How is anybody supposed to know who’s teaching the truth?” “Well, all we can do is choose the denomination that’s most faithful to the Bible.” “So we decide what the Bible means? We decide what’s true? Then the Bible isn’t our final authority – we are.” Kerry was...
  • A Sliver of a Storefront, a Faith on the Rise

    01/14/2007 5:15:41 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies · 300+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 14, 2007 | DAVID GONZALEZ
    “This could be a church,” he muttered. “Lord, that is the place.” Mr. Florian, a factory worker by day and a pastor by night, was desperate to find a home for his small congregation...Now, on most nights when the neighborhood winds down to rest, the fluorescent lights inside the room flicker to life, and the spartan, whitewashed space rattles under a sonic barrage of prayers, yelps and tambourines. As a teenage band pounds out bouncy Latin rhythms, men in crisp business suits that belie their dreary day jobs triumphantly pump their fists. Women in flowing skirts shout, stomp and gyrate...
  • FIRE LIKE WE'VE NOT SEEN BEFORE [PENTECOSTAL CHARISMATIC CAUCUS--PROPH 4 PRAYER & SOUL SEARCHING]

    01/07/2007 1:56:59 PM PST · by Quix · 185 replies · 1,511+ views
    OPENHEAVEN.COM DIGEST ^ | 27 DEC 2006 | RON MCGATLIN
    NOTE: BOLD & COLOR EMPHASES by Quix OpenHeaven.com Digest December 27, 2006 Ron McGatlin Dec 27 2006 07:07PM Published By Ron & Barbara McGatlin OpenHeaven.com In This Edition 1. FIRE LIKE WE’VE NOT SEEN BEFORE 2. "A Year Like None Other!" 3. "The Day Is Coming" 4. Kingdom Growth Guides Added 5. TOP NEWS Headlines -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. FIRE LIKE WE’VE NOT SEEN BEFORE Jesus Baptizes With The Holy Spirit & Fire By Ron McGatlin "You have never yet seen the fullness of outpouring of My fire. You have seen outpourings of My Spirit and My love" I tremble and tears...
  • Latinos find a new spiritual home, Pentecostal and charismatic churches drawing Catholics away

    12/19/2006 6:37:07 PM PST · by Coleus · 80 replies · 1,045+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 12.18.06 | JEFF DIAMANT
    The bongo drums and keyboard at Iglesia El Shaddai, a Pentecostal church in Elizabeth, are being played so briskly they can support a conga line. The El Salvadorian-born pastor shakes a tambourine, some women rock their hips and everyone sings praise to Jesus in Spanish. Soon, the pastor takes the service down a notch. But just a notch. With his eyes shut, Renato Castro shouts "Gloria, Jesus! Aleluya!" and paces before 300 people. The worshippers, eyes also closed, shout as they feel the spirit -- the Holy Spirit -- moving them: "Oh, Dios! Dios!" "Gracias, Papa!" Lips tremble. Tears flow....
  • Five traits of charismatic politicians (and people)

    10/09/2006 7:04:23 AM PDT · by tang0r · 13 replies · 918+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 10/9/2006 | Justin Hartfield
    4. They often have hyper-masculine or other sexual auras A politician is a salesman who is selling himself as the product. The strong and distinctive voice, from Roosevelt to JFK to Clinton, is a testament to the power of a strong masculine aura. America adores its combat heros; it's the reason why former Generals get elected President. It's the reason why an actor with practically no prior government related experience can beat an incumbent on a recall for the highest position in the California state legislature. The gamblin', rough-and-ready cowboy is in every young American boy's imagination and every young...