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  • Spiritual Warfare: Why Is "Fasting" Omitted In Some Bible Translations?

    11/06/2016 5:09:44 PM PST · by Sontagged · 53 replies
    Defend and Proclaim The Faith ^ | 11/6/12 | John McTernan
    Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places The Bible is very clear that there are spiritual forces behind many of the issues that Christians deal with. And the Bible clearly tells us how to confront these spiritual forces. The Lord Jesus showed His disciples how to deal with entrenched forces that are extremely difficult to defeat. This is found in both Matthew and Mark. The Bible gives great detail to this encounter to which I think we...
  • We (Still) Believe In The Holy Spirit...Charismatic Post Mortem

    And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.(Acts 1:7-8)I have taken you, my readers on a very truncated tour of what I believe to be the causes of the death of the Charismatic movement. I have no problem believing that God did indeed...
  • The Sickness Unto Death...Charismatic Post Mortem pt 4

    There are many lessons we can learn from the death of the Charismatic movement, if we are willing and humble enough to prayerfully consider them. ( I define the death of a Spiritual movement as this; If you are worse off and further from “the only True God”for having participated). I don’t think it helpful to just dismiss everything about it as rubbish and to try to move on, for only Truth can set us free. I would like to call our attention to the foundational source of the departure, which is the erroneous doctrine which quickly flooded in and...
  • Charismatic Post Mortem...pt 1

    Charismatic Leader Lou Engle Kissing the feet of a Catholic Priest In the early 1960’s, there was a very profound revival which spread across the globe, among mainstream, nominal Christians, which came to be known as the Charismatic movement. It is not the purpose of this article to debate the validity of this movement, for the author is fully aware that very early on, there was ecumenism, false teaching and outright compromise with Roman Catholicism, which has caused many to understandably discount the movement entirely as a Satanic counterfeit, and false revival. Having said that I, I know for...
  • JESUS CALLING [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/21/2015 10:48:28 AM PST · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles, Holy Spirit ^ | 12-21-15 | bible,Jedediah
    Journey your way to me through listening to my heartbeat words to you immersed in worship writing down each beat of my heart for you are not depressed but merely missing divine assignments that lead to blessings that bring you into prosperity until your cup runs over with unspeakable Joy :o) \o/ Do you see my children I hold the Key of David in my hand and my arm is outstretched welcoming you into communion with me for I AM The Bread of Life. Come drink of my cup offering intimacy with you my Bride for you are worthy and...
  • 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;...