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  • The First Sunday Of Advent

    11/27/2016 5:22:32 AM PST · by monkapotamus · 2 replies
    The Last Refuge (The Conservative Treehouse) ^ | November 27, 2016 | Menagerie
    Reading 1 Is 2:1-5 This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz, saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. In days to come, the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it; many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.” For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. He shall judge between...
  • Evan Williams "The Palms" (Jean-Baptiste Faure's "Les Rameaux") 1916

    11/19/2016 8:11:55 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1916 | Gabriel Fauré
    Evan Williams sings "The Palms" (Jean-Baptiste Faure's "Les Rameaux") 1916
  • Did Judas and Pontius Pilate End up in Hell?

    11/05/2016 7:52:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Mind Of Corporate Stepsister | Corporate Stepsister
    I'm interested in debating if whether or not Judas and Pontius Pilate ended up in Hell. Despite being considered the most evil men in hisotry, since they were doing God's will in causing Christ to be crucified, surely they would in fact be looked on with favor by God and not condemned to Hell for eternity.
  • Time to pray...

    11/05/2016 7:08:16 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 27 replies
    TO my dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, who belong to God and participate at "Free Republic".. Greetings to you in the Name above All names, Jesus Christ, Son of God....Lord of ALL. It is now to those of you who can identify with my earnest greeting that write to. This nation, once under God, has now come to the final crossroads. The vote on Tuesday will set in motion the 'opening' of the door to the last days. By our actions we will now determine on which side of the Fathers judgment we will endure as a country. "If...
  • Wow: Christ’s burial spot exposed for first time in centuries

    10/28/2016 4:08:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Aletelia ^ | October 27, 2016 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From National Geographic, this exclusive:   For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier.“The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, a partner in the restoration project. “It will be...
  • Exclusive: Christ's Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

    10/27/2016 8:43:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Natiomal Geographic ^ | 10/26/16 | Kristin Romey
    Restorers working in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Israel uncover stone slab venerated as the resting place of Jesus Christ.Jerusalem, Israel For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier. "The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said...
  • Mother Says She Forgives Daughter's Accused Killer

    10/22/2016 9:58:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 21 OCT 16 | Charmaine Nero
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK,Ark.--The mother of an 18-year-old murder victim says she forgives the man accused of killing her daughter. The shooting rattled a North Little Rock neighborhood earlier this week; many called it an act of domestic violence. The mother of the victim says this is not the first time she has dealt with the murder of a loved one. She says she is relying on family and her faith after seeing her brother, her husband and now her daughter murdered in the last few years. Family pictures lined the table inside the home of an 18-year-old whose life was...
  • Huffington Post: Voting for Team Hillary is Anti-Christ – Who Has a Place in Hillary’s America?

    10/13/2016 7:00:24 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    (from Huffington Post)..."Washington D.C. — Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Megan Kelly and true Christians are outraged by attacks on Catholics and Evangelicals by Team Hillary. Begging the burning question: “Who has place in Hillary’s America?” She and her team obviously despise these Christian denominations. Catholic and Evangelical Democrats must make a choice between Christ or the Evil One. Mother Teresa’s nuns are praying the rosary daily for voters to receive clarity of truth from The Holy Spirit and vote for the candidate who supports life and religious liberty (Trump) against the party engendering a culture of death and new atheism...
  • CHRIST IS OUR MERCY SEAT

    10/13/2016 8:11:06 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    josephprince.org ^ | 10/13/16 | Joseph Prince/New Creation Church
    Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. In the Old Testament, there was a place where God met with His people. In Exodus 25:22, God said, “And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony...” This place was above the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant, under the wings of the two cherubim. The psalmist calls it “the secret place of the...
  • Nude Female "Christa" Back at Episcopal Cathedral

    10/08/2016 10:07:52 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 31 replies
    The Institute on Religion & Democracy ^ | October 6, 2016 | Jeff Walton
    Beginning today, a controversial sculpture depicting a nude female Christ on the cross is returning to New York’s Episcopal Cathedral, displayed on a chapel altar. “Christa”, the bronze sculpture by artist Edwina Sandys, will appear alongside the work of 21 other contemporary artists according to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine web site: “all exploring the language, symbolism, art, and ritual associated with the historic concept of the Christ image and the divine as manifested in every person—across all genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities.”
  • Satan Apes Christ

    09/28/2016 6:28:52 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 10 replies
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | September 19, 2016 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    (Note: When pasting this document into FreeRepublic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document.) Satan Apes Christ BELOW you will find many articles that you might find interesting: the true purpose of NASA, the Chemtrails, the fake extraterrestrials, the great danger of CERN, the Money Masters of the world, the continuing destruction of the sacrament of Matrimony and the family by “Pope Francis”, the “illumination of the consciences”, and more. Dear...
  • Is Mary not a Virgin? The German Bishops’ New Bible Translation Leaves it... Unclear

    09/22/2016 7:57:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 370 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/21/16 | Jan Bentz
    GERMANY, September 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — The German Bishops have presented a new “Unified Translation” of the Bible that follows a significant modernization of the language and will be binding for all German-speaking areas starting in 2017. On Tuesday, the German Bishops Conference (DBK) presented in Fulda the fruit of many years of scientific work: a new edition of the so-called “Unified Translation" (Einheitsübersetzung) of the Bible into German. It’s called “unified” because, from the original published from 1962 onward, these editions are supposed to be used ecumenically, unifying Catholics and Protestants in Germany. The original aim, however, was thwarted...
  • Aid workers accused of trying to convert Muslim refugees at Greek camp

    08/02/2016 12:36:55 AM PDT · by Cronos · 48 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | Patrick Kingsley
    Christians working in Greece’s most notorious asylum detention centre have tried to convert some of the Muslim detainees, who have been held under the terms of the EU-Turkey migration deal. On at least two occasions in recent months, aid workers have distributed conversion forms inside copies of Arabic versions of the St John’s gospel to people held at the Moria detention camp on Lesbos. The forms, seen by the Guardian, invite asylum seekers to sign a statement declaring the following: “I know I’m a sinner ... I ask Jesus to forgive my sins and grant me eternal life. My desire...
  • Demonic Possession as a Physical Ailment

    07/24/2016 8:33:58 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    Fr. Ted's Blog ^ | 07-12-2016 | Fr. Ted Bobosh
    The Gospel lesson in our current lectionary for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost is Matthew 8:28-9:1 in which Christ encounters two men possessed by demons.   At the time when the Orthodox Gospel lectionary was being formed, a story of Christ exorcising demons must have been very popular.  For in the current lectionary, the parallel version of this story from Luke’s Gospel (8:26-39) is read also on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost.   Since we have a lectionary that repeats every year, it is interesting that they thought this miracle important enough to proclaim twice during the church year...
  • The Template for Restored Unity and peace amongst our various peoples starts first in our churches!

    07/17/2016 3:53:05 AM PDT · by mdmathis6 · 23 replies
    self | 7/17/16 | Michael Mathis
    The template as to how all inter-relations between Christians of the Church should work is to be found here in Galatians 3: "For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise." This passage ALSO provides a NATIONAL roadmap...
  • Dr. James Dobson: I know the person who recently led Donald Trump to Christ

    06/27/2016 6:25:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    "He's a baby Christian." If you’re a Christian who’s been reluctant to vote for Donald Trump because of his past - shall we say - moral shortcomings, a secondhand report of his possible salvation is certainly not a reason all by itself to change that position. And as we’ve discussed in the past, it’s entirely possible God could be using Trump regardless of his faith or lack thereof. But one thing any Christian should recognize is that a person’s past is cleansed once they come to Christ, so if Dr. James Dobson is accurately reporting what he says happened recently,...
  • Proof of Jesus Christ? 7 Pieces of Evidence Debated -

    06/12/2016 9:34:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    livescience.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Natalie Wolchover, Staff Writer
    Jesus Christ, the Man Jesus Christ may be the most famous man who ever lived. But how do we know he did? Most theological historians, Christian and non-Christian alike, believe that Jesus really did walk the Earth. They draw that conclusion from textual evidence in the Bible, however, rather than from the odd assortment of relics parading as physical evidence in churches all over Europe.That's because, from fragments of text written on bits of parchment to overly abundant chips of wood allegedly salvaged from his crucifix, none of the physical evidence of Jesus' life and death hold up to scientific...
  • Our Spiritual Warfare...freedom pt 3

    Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God . And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For...
  • ON DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS (All Catholic Caucus)

    06/04/2016 7:29:33 AM PDT · by SGNA · 1 replies
    HAURIETIS AQUAS ENCYCLICAL OF POPE PIUS XII ON DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART MAY 15, 1956 Venerable Brethren: Health and Apostolic Benediction. 1. "You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountain."[1] These words by which the prophet Isaias, using highly significant imagery, foretold the manifold and abundant gifts of God which the Christian era was to bring forth, come naturally to Our mind when We reflect on the centenary of that year when Our predecessor of immortal memory, Pius IX, gladly yielding to the prayers from the whole Catholic world, ordered the celebration of the feast of...
  • Collectibles for Christ

    05/16/2016 9:55:41 AM PDT · by pboyington
    Go Fund Me ^ | May 16, 2016 | Colonel Brian Sperling
    This seems like a good cause, a new organization started by a friend of mine, Colonel Brian Sperling. Ever since I took part in my first mission trip, over a decade ago in Zimbabwe, my heart for missions, for the homeless, and for the poor all over the world has grown. My name is Brian Sperling, a career Army officer, and I have reached a time in my life and achieved a conviction where I am taking steps to do something more than I have been. I have moved 14 times in my 27-year career and have seen financial needs,...
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • The Copts Return to Jerusalem

    04/27/2016 6:36:31 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Agenzia Fides ^ | 4/26/16
    Cairo (Agenzia Fides) - Palm Sunday, celebrated the day before yesterday by the Churches that follow the Julian calendar, saw an exponential increase of Egyptian Coptic pilgrims who have come to celebrate the rites of Holy Week in Jerusalem. According to the Egyptian media, in the current year already at least 5,700 Coptic Orthodox Christians have reached the Holy City, an increase of more than a thousand units compared to the Coptic pilgrims who had carried out a pilgrimage to the Holy Places of Jerusalem in 2015. The growing presence of the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox in the Holy City marks...
  • Thousands of Christian Egyptians Enter Israel for Easter Holy Fire Rite in Jerusalem

    04/30/2016 12:30:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 28, 2016 7:59 PM | Nir Hasson
    Around 6,000 Egyptians, almost all of them Coptic Christians, have entered Israel to attend the annual Holy Fire ceremony at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday. There has been a sharp rise recently in pilgrimages to Jerusalem by Egyptian Copts, after the Coptic patriarch, Pope Tawadros II, in effect rolled back a ban imposed by a predecessor in 1980, in the wake of the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty. Tawadros himself visited Israel in November for the funeral of Archbishop Anba Abraham, the Coptic Orthodox Metropolitan Archbishop of Jerusalem and the Near East.
The accession of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi in June 2014...
  • How I Discovered True Masculinity [Homosexuals Do NOT Want You To Read His Testimony!]

    04/27/2016 5:59:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 4/27/16 | Matt Moore
    My adolescence was a social nightmare.... .... I didn’t utter the word “gay” to describe myself until I was 19 years old, and no one prior to that time knew about my so-called sexual orientation. ....Fast-forward six years...I found myself a Christian in a new community: the church. Though my soul’s deepest need (reconciliation with God) was satisfied through being united to Jesus, the relational sphere of my life remained strangled by insecurity... .... I lingered in the shadows...attending services and then quickly escaping.... I began to sneak out of the building when some guy literally began to yell my...
  • The Shroud of Turin, Authenticated Again

    04/17/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2016 | Myra Adams
    A new study released last week included new evidence that links and further authenticates two holy relics that millions of Christians believe offer physical proof of the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But before we explore the research and the relics, let us recall a New Testament passage concerning faith in Christ and the need for physical evidence. I mean the familiar story of “doubting Thomas” (John 20:24–29). The apostle Thomas was absent when the resurrected Christ appeared to some of the apostles. On hearing the astonishing news, Thomas declared, “Unless I see the nail marks in...
  • New Study: The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo Covered the Same Person

    04/12/2016 4:26:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 100 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 11, 2016 | Paraula
    The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo “almost certainly covered the cadaver of the same person.” This is the conclusion from an investigation that has compared the two relics using forensics and geometry.The research was done by Dr. Juan Manuel Mińarro, a sculpture professor at the University of Seville, as part of a project sponsored by the Valencia-based Centro Espańol de Sindonología (CES) (The Spanish Center of Sindonology).Transparency acetate on three-dimensional model used in the investigation of Juan Manuel Mińarro . LINTEUM The study thus supports what tradition has held for more than two millennia: that the...
  • Can There Have Been Two Annunciations?

    04/03/2016 11:21:34 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ralph Sidway
    In addition to being Good Friday for Western Christians, last Friday was March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, recounted in the Gospel according to Luke (1:24-38). This event is pivotal, marking the beginning of the Incarnation and God’s plan of salvation. From Luke’s Gospel: Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said...
  • Christ Arose, Low in the Grave He Lay (Hymn Charts with Lyrics, Contemporary)

    03/27/2016 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl
    YouTube ^ | March 27, 2016 | YouTube
    A Good And Blessed Happy Easter! Jesus Christ Has Risen Indeed!
  • The Message of Islam vs The Gospel of Jesus

    03/24/2016 7:24:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 3/24/16 | Don Carson, et al
    Questions about relations between Muslims and Christians continue to receive widespread attention in the media and society at large. In particular, “Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?” has become especially controversial among Christians in the United States. Responses have often been polarizing, with one side insisting the answer must be affirmative and the other vehemently denying this. But the question itself is highly ambiguous and conflates different issues in an unhelpful manner. Thus, rather than trying to answer directly whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God, it’s more helpful to consider similarities and differences in the beliefs...
  • The Passion now on Fox

    03/20/2016 5:32:56 PM PDT · by mrpotatohead · 119 replies
    Anyone watching "The Passion" right now on Fox? Amazing that anything Christian is found on TV today. I am pleasantly surprised with the show so far. I'm sure it will have it's critics, but at least the Good News of Jesus is being spread.
  • America's Enemies of Christ

    03/03/2016 4:58:00 AM PST · by spirited irish · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 29, 2016 | Linda Kimball
    Here's how retired Marine Lt. Colonel Oliver North describes contemporary America, where according to our godless U.S. government North is an extremist because: "I am a Christian and meet regularly with other Christians to study Gods word. My faith convinces me the prophecies in the Holy Bible are true. I believe in the sanctity of life, oppose abortion and want to preserve marriage as the union of a man and woman. I am a veteran with skills and knowledge from military training and combat. I own several firearms, frequently shoot them, buy ammunition and consider efforts to infringe on my...
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Almost every language has a word for 'Christmas.' Few reference Christ.

    12/29/2015 5:30:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    the week ^ | 12.22.15 | james harbeck
    GraphicaArtis/Corbis ¡Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Frohe Weihnachten! God Jul! Sretan Božić! Crăciun fericit! Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus!How do you keep the Christ in Christmas if your language doesn't have a Christ in it to begin with?The languages of the world have quite a variety of names for Christmas. That's not surprising, what with different languages having different words for things, but it turns out that our Christmas name stocking is stuffed with words that mean quite a few unrelated things. And many of them have nothing to do with Christ.Christmas lands right at the same time as winter solstice festivals that...
  • The Christmas Revolution [Rare: An intelligent piece from the NY Times!]

    12/28/2015 2:10:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/25/15 | Peter Wehner
    ....it's easy even for Christians to forget how revolutionary Jesus' birth was. The idea that God would become human and dwell among us, in circumstances both humble and humiliating, shattered previous assumptions. It was through this story of divine enfleshment that much of our humanistic tradition was born... ...the incarnation - the belief that God, in the person of Jesus, walked in our midst - is history's hinge point. The incarnation's most common theological take-away relates to the doctrine of redemption: the belief that salvation is made possible by the sinless life and atoning death of Jesus. But there are...
  • Catholics should not try to convert Jews, Vatican

    12/26/2015 5:55:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Oceanside Post ^ | 12/24/15 | Noah Barnes
    .....In its most explicit commentary on evangelization regarding Jews, the document said Catholics should take a different approach to Judaism than to other religions. There have been major steps forward in Christian-Jewish dialogue since the Nostra Aetate declaration issuing from the second Vatican Council was published, the document read. Does that make sense? "There can not be two ways of salvation, therefore, since Christ is also the Redeemer of the Jews in addition to the Gentiles". This document, however, rejects this, retaining that "there can only be one single convenant history of God with humanity". "Each of these covenants incorporates...
  • It’s Christmas Day 2015 and Jesus Christ is the Lord!

    12/25/2015 8:43:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    Rosaries in the Snow Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2008 will always endure as one of the most meaningful of my lifetime. And just to think it was courtesy, in part to no less than President Barack Hussein Obama. Like so many others, we at Canada Free Press had fervently hoped and prayed that Obama would not be elected president on November 4, 2008.
  • A Clear, Cold Night

    12/24/2015 9:28:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/15 | William Kevin Stoos
    Owning the Magnificent Mystery of Christ’s Birth Christmas was, for me, a clear, cold night. I grew up in a small Midwestern town during the 50s and 60s. There was never a better place or time to grow up. Of that I was certain. And my perfect childhood was never more perfect than at Christmas. I had a Peter Billingsley, Christmas Story Christmas every year. I was that chubby little kid with the horn rimmed glasses and nerdy clothes with the three buckle snow boots who wished for and got the Red Ryder BB gun on his ninth Christmas. My...
  • Red Foley--Put Christ Back Into Christmas (1953)

    12/23/2015 4:45:07 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on November 2, 2015 | Okmusix Youtube
    Red Foley--Put Christ Back Into Christmas
  • Luke 2 KJV He Is the Reason for Everything

    12/23/2015 6:47:18 AM PST · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    The Bible: King James Version
    1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6...
  • MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS DO NOT WORSHIP THE SAME GOD [Written by Former Muslim, Now Christ Follower]

    12/19/2015 9:47:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 12/19/15 | Thabiti Anyabwile
    The recent move of Wheaton College to suspend one of its faculty has sparked debate about whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God. This debate recurs because of the culture's tendency to flatten religious differences into nebulous and impersonal ideas about "God" and because of widespread ignorance of religious faith. As Stephen Prothero points out in God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World-and Why Their Differences Matter, our happily ignorant "pluralism" can in religious matters lead to car bombs exploding, bullets fired through office buildings, hostage situations at abortion clinics, and waves of genocidal...
  • Prayer Request for Familial Job Situation

    12/13/2015 8:24:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    12/13/15 | sff
    Hello all, My spouse works for a very small business....and is one of two employees who works bookings for an entertainment biz. The employer is a talented, gifted, wealthy man who is also bipolar. His wife has a kind heart but has her hands full keeping him happy and helping him with the business. Boss (I'll call him Victor) has been unusually upset lately with what he considers poor performance. My spouse (I'll call "J") has been working for Victor for several years and has seen these moods before, but this is seemingly different. My spouse is doing her best...
  • Is Christ Really Your King? A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King

    11/22/2015 7:34:39 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-21-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is Christ Really Your King? A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King Is Christ Really Your King? A Homily for the Feast of Christ the King Msgr. Charles Pope • November 21, 2015 • On the feast of Christ the King, we are called to acknowledge that Jesus is in fact our King. It is one thing to say that He is our King because the song in Church says that, or the preacher says that, or the Bible says that (yes, faith does come by hearing). But it is quite another for us to personally say that...
  • Whence Comes the Special Resistance to Christ? A Meditation on a Teaching from Joseph Sobran

    11/24/2015 7:45:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Whence Comes the Special Resistance to Christ? A Meditation on a Teaching from Joseph Sobran Msgr. Charles Pope • November 23, 2015 • I have started reading through a recently published book called Subtracting Christianity: Essays on American Culture and Society. It is an anthology of the writings of Joseph Sobran (1946-2010), long-time editor at National Review and a keen observer of culture and its intersection with faith. I recommend it highly, for its penetrating observations and its sober portrait of what happens when we remove Christianity from our culture, the same Christianity that was fundamental in our making.I'd like...
  • If Richard Dawkins Is Right

    11/07/2015 9:04:37 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 89 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/7/15 | Bernard N Howard
    “Nobody knows who the four evangelists were, but they almost certainly never met Jesus personally. Much of what they wrote was in no sense an honest attempt at history. . . . The gospels are ancient fiction.” – Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion If Dawkins is correct, one might imagine the following conversation . . . Luke: Let’s have another round of drinks. I’ve an idea I want to run past you. John: Sure. What’s on your mind? Luke: You probably heard about the Nazarene named Jesus who was crucified yesterday. I think he could be the perfect candidate for our fake...
  • No Longer Slaves (Video/Song)

    11/04/2015 5:30:37 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 Nov 15 | Jonathan David & Melissa Helser
    No Longer Slaves // Jonathan David & Melissa Helser // We Will Not Be Shaken Official Lyric Video
  • How the Rosary Led Me to Christ

    10/08/2015 8:02:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 407 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-07-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How the Rosary Led Me to Christ Msgr. Charles Pope • October 7, 2015 • 8 Comments As a young child I was very close to God. I spoke to Him in a very natural way and He spoke plainly to me. Although I have very few memories of my early childhood, I vividly remember how close I was to God. When early puberty approached, though, I began to slip away, drifting into the rebellious and angry years of my teens. As the flesh came more alive, my spirit submerged.The culture of the time didn’t help, either. It was the...
  • Could the Doctrine of the Trinity Be Wrong?

    08/30/2015 10:04:00 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 127 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 30, 2015 | JP
    “Who do men say I am?” Jesus posed the question to his disciples as they went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi. John the Baptist, Elijah or other of the prophets, they answered. “But who do you say that I am?” Jesus asked them. And while 11 of the 12 disciples were uncertain, Peter responded, “You are the Christ.” This account, taken from the Gospel According to Mark, appears in slightly different form in Matthew and Luke, the other two synoptic gospels. What is noteworthy is that in none of the accounts does Jesus say He is other than...
  • President Obama the Antichrist? Not really, but he's 'paving the way,' [2 Thess 2]

    08/13/2015 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 24 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 8/11/2015 | Andre Mitchell
    US President Barack Obama has made public his stands on issues that are not exactly aligned with the Christian faith. He is pro-gay, and actively pushing for same-sex unions and rights of homosexuals even outside America. He is also pro-abortion, funding the killing of the unborn in his controversial health program. Does this make President Obama the Antichrist? Not exactly, according to Christian evangelists, but they believe the American leader is "paving the way" for the Antichrist. Pastor Robert James Jeffress, Jr. of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas, said Obama has shown how leaders can still win votes...
  • Islam as a Christian Heresy: 8 Quotes from St. John Damascene A.D. 749

    06/11/2015 5:43:59 PM PDT · by dila813 · 23 replies
    St. Peters List ^ | A.D. 749 | St. John Damascene
    The Fount of Knowledge is divided into three categories: 1. “Philosophical Chapters” (Kephalaia philosophika) – “With the exception of the fifteen chapters that deal exclusively with logic, it has mostly to do with the ontology of Aristotle. It is largely a summary of the Categories of Aristotle with Porphyry’s “Isagoge” (Eisagoge eis tas kategorias). It seems to have been John Damascene’s purpose to give his readers only such philosophical knowledge as was necessary for understanding the subsequent parts of the “Fountain of Wisdom”. 2. “Concerning Heresy” (Peri aipeseon) – “Little more than a copy of a similar work by Epiphanius,...
  • China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

    05/26/2015 12:21:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 5/22/15 | June Cheng
    One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of churches in Zhejiang province, even drafting regulations banning crosses from the cityscape. Dozens of churches in Lishui city had their crosses removed in May, with one cross burning up as the cutting machinery malfunctioned, according to ChinaAid. The demolitions come after a months-long break in the Zhejiang campaign that saw more than 425 churches lose their crosses or have their entire buildings destroyed.