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  • Brazil's Priests Use Song and Dance To Stem Catholic Church's Decline

    04/15/2005 7:43:40 AM PDT · by murphE · 61 replies · 1,025+ views ^ | April 14, 2005 | Monte Reel
    SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Pack 15,000 bodies shoulder to shoulder in a vast old warehouse, get them singing as loud as their lungs will allow and feel the temperature rise. "How many people are sweating?" As the Rev. Marcelo Rossi stands before a shimmering expanse of upraised hands, working up the crowd, a droplet of perspiration cuts a shining rivulet behind his left ear and trickles toward his clerical collar."Sweating is good," he announces. "It gets the bad things out. Now put your hands over your hearts and join me: Let's get rid of envy, of greed. . . ."
  • The Anti-Christ Endorses Kerry!

    10/21/2004 3:22:21 PM PDT · by Gary Drumm · 12 replies · 986+ views
    Share International Website ^ | Unknown | Maitreya
    "When American citizens go to the polls in November, they will have the opportunity to change the course of history. On their decision largely rests the style and structure of the immediate future..... We, your Elder Brothers, cannot stand aside and watch while the very future of the world is under threat. America is a great nation with much of good to give the world. It must now awaken to its soul's longing to serve, to live in peace and justice, and, together, in harmony and co-operation, to work with all nations to remake this world. This election can be...
  • Renewal attendees 'Get pumped for Jesus'

    08/09/2004 9:30:47 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 6 replies · 287+ views
    Scranton Times Tribune ^ | 08/09/2004 | Lauren Roth TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    Renewal attendees 'Get pumped for Jesus' By Lauren Roth TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER 08/09/2004 This weekend, a stranger gave Veronica Thomas a golden bracelet decorated with small palm trees. Ms. Thomas, of Brooklyn, N.Y., said it was typical of the atmosphere at the Diocese of Scranton's Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which wrapped up a three-day weekend at the University of Scranton on Sunday. LIKE FAMILY "It was a stranger, but everyone's like sisters and brothers at this conference," she said. "Everyone will talk to you." The conference centered around the charismatic style of worship, which includes vocal prayer and praise. Inside...
  • TONGUES Glossolalia & Charismatic Renewal In Light Of The Bible

    07/28/2004 5:37:59 AM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 41 replies · 833+ views
    TONGUES Glossolalia & Charismatic Renewal In Light Of The Bible -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By E. L. Bynum "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1 The modern day "Tongues Movement" is spreading throughout Christendom with amazing speed. It is creating more excitement than any other religious movement of the 20th century. Thousands of people in almost every denomination say they have spoken in "tongues". At the moment it seems to be the most effective ecumenical approach on the church member level. Since Pentecostals,...
  • In the Spirit (The Charismatics, Catholic and not!)

    07/16/2004 9:50:41 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies · 456+ views
    The Father and Jesus are well known - both have starred in movies and have been the subjects of countless books, paintings and music compositions. What about the third member of the Trinity? The Holy Spirit does lots of heavy lifting in the Bible by providing supernatural strength, direction and courage to scriptural heroes. When the world was created, when Jesus was conceived, when he was crucified, the Holy Spirit was there. When Saul was converted, when John baptized Jesus, the Holy Spirit was there. When the early Christian church was founded on the Day of Pentecost nearly 2,000 years...
  • Please Help Me Help My Grandmother Find The Lord

    12/20/2003 12:10:20 AM PST · by Captainpaintball · 128 replies · 225+ views
    I know you are busy, but I was wondering if you could help me. My grandmother is dying--she just told my Mom she thinks she will die within the week. She slept all day today. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to get her to know the Lord before she dies. She is Catholic and went to church very regularly, (I can never remember a time when she didn't give me Catholic literature or prayer pamphlets) but I can't say for sure if she is born again. She lives 100 miles away in New York,...
  • Charismatics, Devils and Modernists

    08/14/2003 5:43:16 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 25 replies · 206+ views
    Tradition in Action ^ | Atila Sinke Guimarăes
    Guimaraes reviews Close-ups of the Charismatic Movement by John Vennari @ HOT TOPICS: What is the "Spirit" in the Charismatic Movement? Charismatics, Devils and Modernists Atila Sinke Guimarăes I was impressed after reading Close-ups of the Charismatic Movement by John Vennari. In many senses it was a shock for me, since I lacked a full idea about such a movement. I had never had the time before to study the so-called Pentecostal or Charismatic Movement. The French Pentecostal movement in the early 1990s Only once did I have an opportunity to view it superficially. This was in winter 1991-1992...
  • Man takes unusual path to Catholic priesthood

    06/01/2003 4:02:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 144+ views
    Lansing State Journal ^ | May 31, 2003 | Kathleen Lavey
    Lansing Diocese to ordain its first married priest When Steve Anderson began studying for the Catholic priesthood three years ago, he had much in common with his classmates.A love of God.A desire to serve.A background of intense Bible study.But Anderson, 44, also has a wife and three sons. Technically, that made him ineligible to serve a church that requires its clergy to be single and celibate."The most common question is, 'How can that be?' " said Anderson, former pastor of a Charismatic Episcopal church in Brighton.In a 1980 statement, Pope John Paul II allowed an exception for married Episcopal clergy...
  • Charis-maniac

    05/20/2003 4:18:33 PM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 98 replies · 222+ views
    The Baptist Corpsman | april 2003 | Darren Morrison
    By Darren Morrison When I got saved it was not in what I would call a spiritually grounded church. But I did get saved according to scriptures, I did repent of my sin turning toward GOD and believing in the lord Jesus Christ. But I was taught early on that all churches were Good as long as they taught about Jesus. I mean to say that they accepted most doctrines but not all. They were critical of Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses, but not much more than that. So I went to several churches. I wanted to get as much of...
  • Exgay Church of Christ Outreach

    01/27/2003 12:16:37 AM PST · by TonyTheTigger · 7 replies · 236+ views
    CNLGLFG.COM ^ | Tony Horton
    CNLGLFG.COM CHRISTIANS NO LONGER GAY LIVING FOR GOD Please allow us to reach out to you in love and help you to discover how it is possible to no longer be homosexual, and how to begin living your life as God intended . . .
  • Hillary Tainted by Bin Laden Cash ?

    01/26/2003 10:26:51 PM PST · by TonyTheTigger · 1 replies · 160+ views | Jan. 23, 2003 |
    Thursday, Jan. 23, 2003 10:24 a.m. EST Hillary Tainted by Bin Laden Cash? New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's household income for 2002 included $750,000 in payments from three Arab nations with ties to the 9/11 hijackers, including a $267,000 speaking fee from a group funded by the family of Osama bin Laden, has learned. In late January 2002, ex-president Bill Clinton traveled to bin Laden's hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to address a group of Saudi businessmen. He was paid $267,000 for a 40-minute speech, according to a Jan. 25, 2002, report in The Middle East Newsfile, a British-...
  • Anyone have any experience with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal? (Movement) (Vanity)

    01/09/2003 6:10:22 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 98 replies · 431+ views
    posted 9 January 2003 | NWU Army ROTC
    I have a good Catholic Friend who was recommending that I find out about the Charismatic Movement and I have heard and read some interesting things. I am wondering if any Catholic Freepers have an experience with this movement (I know they do not like the term movement). God Bless Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit
  • Charismatic Movement...Use and Misuse of the Holy Spirit

    09/21/2002 5:35:38 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 142+ views ^ | September 21, 2002 | J. Grant Swank
    How the Charismatic movement has changed for the worse. In the l950s and thereafter, the charismatic movement seemed to come out of nowhere. That is because, regardless of what position one takes on speaking in tongues or not speaking in tongues, the Lord God Himself moved upon His worldwide church in very unique ways. There were Anglican / Episcopal rectors, Protestant ministers and missionaries, Catholic nuns and priests who were brought alive in the Holy Spirit. They did not all agree on everything; but those come upon by heaven did agree that their souls were being changed anew toward Christ....
  • Melonie Park Church<I><P>Snake Handlers & Square Dancing

    08/14/2002 9:17:34 PM PDT · by RMrattlesnake · 51 replies · 636+ views
    Melonie Park Church Snake Handlers & Square Dancing By E. L. Bynum Imagine my surprise when I opened today's (6-24-2002) issue of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and saw a large picture of a man and a boy holding a large python snake. That itself was not the surprise, but when I read the print and saw that this took place at Melonie Park Church here in Lubbock on Sunday. Well I already knew that the old serpent had gotten into a lot of churches, but this was a shock. The newspaper also stated that they featured a square dance; that did...