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  • Rejecting Mariology

    03/23/2015 2:14:57 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 335 replies
    Two-Edged Sword ^ | February 05, 2007 | Lee
    It is often claimed the Mary was heralded by the Patristics as a woman full of grace, perhaps sinless, and deserving our veneration above other departed saints as the Mother of the Church. This is not the case. While I do freely admit that the word Patristic can be used to cover a variety of ages, I prefer to use it to the pre-nicaean leaders of the church. Let us start with them, and we can move on from there. In the Apostolic Fathers, as the first century leaders are often called, one sees little to no mention of...
  • Losing Salvation or Never Saved at All?

    03/04/2015 4:23:26 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 22 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | May 15, 2013 | J.C. Ryle
     J.C. Ryle,[A] common reason why many do not hold perseverance is an incorrect view of the nature of SAVING FAITH. They regard faith as nothing better than a feeling or impression. As soon as they see a man somewhat impressed with the preaching of the Gospel and manifesting some pleasure in hearing about Christ—they set him down at once as a believer! By and by the man’s impressions wear away, and his interest about Christ and salvation ceases altogether. Where is the faith he seemed to have? It is gone. How can his friends, who have pronounced him a believer,...
  • Christ’s childhood home found?

    03/04/2015 11:46:03 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 3/4/15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The “historical Jesus” is only of passing interest in comparison to the Lord of Salvation. The Daily Mail has a piece about how archaeologists, reading medieval manuscripts, have identified a likely place … Hewn into a hillside, this is the humble stone and mortar house where a scholar believes Jesus was raised. It has been dated to the early 1st century by a British archaeologist who says an ancient text points to the building as being the home in Nazareth where Mary and Joseph brought up the son of God. Professor Ken Dark says De Locis Sanctis, written in 670...
  • The Nature of Justifying Faith

    03/02/2015 8:51:38 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    Modern Reformation ^ | Oct. 2007 | David VanDrunen
    The claim that justification comes sola fide was central to the debates of the Reformation. When the matter of sola fide is raised, however, attention tends to focus on the first of these words: alone. We remember that the reformers taught that justification is by faith alone while Roman Catholics countered that justification is by faith and good works. Thus, it may seem, both sides affirmed the importance of faith, but disagreed simply on whether anything had to be added to faith in order to secure justification. This is true in a sense-both sides did speak of the necessity of...
  • Defending The Pre-trib Rapture

    02/28/2015 2:38:16 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 196 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 28 Feb 15 | Todd Strandberg
    Defending The Pre-trib Rapture After reading countless messages and articles that attack the pre-trib rapture, I've noticed a certain number of arguments that are repeatedly sent to me. Instead of trying to answer every individual e-mail I receive, I thought it would be a good idea to create a web page that addresses the most commonly mentioned points of debate. This way, I can avoid repeating myself so many times; thereby, maintain my sanity. Nowhere in the Bible, can you find the word "rapture"It amazes me that some folks write to me, questioning the validity of the rapture, simply...
  • Is There A Purgatory?

    02/26/2015 1:41:17 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 117 replies
    In Plain Site ^ | 02/26/2015 | Jason Engwer
    "in purgatory the souls of those 'who died in the charity of God and truly repentant, but who had not made satisfaction with adequate penance for their sins and omissions,' are cleansed after death with punishments designed to purge away their debt." - Second Vatican Council, "Sacred Liturgy", "Apostolic Constitution on the Revision of Indulgences", no. 3 "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God" - 1 Peter 3:18 The Roman Catholic Church teaches that Christians may have to suffer in Purgatory before going to...
  • Resting in the Righteousness of Christ

    02/25/2015 6:42:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 12 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | March 19, 2014 | Charles Spurgeon
    “The Lord our Righteousness.” — Jeremiah 23:6. It will always give a Christian the greatest calm, quiet, ease, and peace, to think of the perfect righteousness of Christ. How often are the saints of God downcast and sad! I do not think they ought to be. I do not think they would be if they could always see their perfection in Christ. There are some who are always talking about corruption, and the depravity of the heart, and the innate evil of the soul. This is quite true, but why not go a little further, and remember that we are...
  • Resting in the Righteousness of Christ

    02/24/2015 3:19:36 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    Morning devotion via Eric T. Young's Reformed Bibliophile ^ | Morning devotion for January 31, 1890 | Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892
    “The Lord our Righteousness.” — Jeremiah 23:6.It will always give a Christian the greatest calm, quiet, ease, and peace, to think of the perfect righteousness of Christ. How often are the saints of God downcast and sad! I do not think they ought to be. I do not think they would be if they could always see their perfection in Christ. There are some who are always talking about corruption, and the depravity of the heart, and the innate evil of the soul. This is quite true, but why not go a little further, and remember that we are “perfect in...
  • Why Did Jesus Christ Come to Earth?

    02/23/2015 5:41:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 108 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | August 31, 2012 | B.B. Warfield
    “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.” – 1 Timothy 1:15 Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield (1851-1921) “Christ Jesus came to save sinners.Not, then, merely to prepare salvation for them; to open to them a pathway to salvation; to remove the obstacles in the way of their salvation; to proclaim as a teacher a way of salvation; to introduce as a ruler conditions of life in which clean living becomes for the first time possible; to bring motives to holy action to bear upon us;...
  • Am I Too Sinful to Be Saved?

    02/23/2015 12:41:55 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 47 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | June 13, 2013 | Thomas Brooks
    O despairing souls, the arms of mercy are open to receive a Manasseh, a monster, a devil incarnate; he caused that gospel prophet Isaiah to be sawed in the midst with a saw, as some rabbis say; he turned aside from the Lord to commit idolatry, and caused his sons to pass through the fire, and dealt with familiar spirits, and made the streets of Jerusalem to overflow with innocent blood, 2 Chron. 33:1-15.The soul of Mary Magdalene was full of devils ; and yet Christ cast them out, and made her heart his house, his presence chamber, Luke 7:47....
  • How good do I have to be to go to heaven?

    02/23/2015 7:40:36 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 65 replies
    Grace to You ^ | November 17, 2010 | John MacArthur
    Most people understand that doing evil can keep us out of heaven. But few realize the Bible also teaches that doing good cannot get us in. None of us could ever gain enough merit to deserve heaven. We are sinful, and God's standard is utter perfection. Jesus said, "Unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:20). He added, "you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."Then who can be saved?The disciples asked Jesus this same question (Matthew 19:25). His answer? "With...
  • Christ Alone is the Only Way of Salvation

    02/22/2015 4:33:10 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 89 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | September 11, 2011 | J.C. Ryle
    “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” —Acts 4:12J.C. Ryle,No one can be saved from sin, its guilt, power, and consequences,—excepting by Jesus Christ…No one can have peace with God the Father,—obtain pardon in this world, and escape wrath to come in the next,—excepting through the atonement and mediation of Jesus Christ.In Christ alone God’s rich provision of salvation for sinners is treasured up: by Christ alone God’s abundant mercies come down from Heaven to earth. Christ’s blood alone, can cleanse us; Christ’s righteousness...
  • Victory over ISIS found in last words uttered by Christians

    02/17/2015 8:32:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/15 | Judi McLeod
    "Ya Yassou'a" -- Oh Jesus!" The blood of the innocents turned the sea red when ISIS slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians on a lonely Libyan beach on Feb. 15, 2015, but that should never be allowed to stand as the end of their story. In the ongoing horrific rampage of ISIS Islamic terrorists, those slaughtered all for being Christian are forgotten as soon as YouTube proof of the newly slaughtered begins going viral on the Internet. This time the blood of innocents turned the sea red when hiding-behind-face-masks ISIS terrorists slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians on a beach. Still, sensationalizing news outlets...
  • Christmas Isn’t Perfect – So Find Christ in Your Real Christmas

    12/20/2014 9:35:30 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-19-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Christmas Isn’t Perfect – So Find Christ in Your Real Christmas By: Msgr. Charles PopeMost of us have a perfect Christmas in mind. Often it is the creation of Hallmark, Currier & Ives, and various marketers. But none of us will have a perfect Christmas, just a real one.The First Christmas wasn’t perfect either. In fact, the only way to describe it is to call it a crisis. Mary was pregnant before marriage, a very dangerous thing in those times. Just at the time of birth they were required to travel eighty miles on foot to Bethlehem. There was no...
  • Is the Mass the Real Sacrifice of Christ?

    02/08/2015 12:34:39 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 293 replies
    In Plain Site ^ | Febuary 7 ,2015 | James G. McCarthy
    Few Catholics think about this question. The reason is that most Catholics are not aware that the Church teaches that the Mass is an actual sacrifice. They know that the rite is called the Sacrifice of the Mass, that it is performed by a priest, that the congregation assembles before an altar, and that the consecrated bread wafers are called hosts. Nevertheless, most Catholics do not seem to realize that the Church teaches that the Mass is a real and true sacrifice, that a prime function of the Catholic priesthood is to offer sacrifice, that an altar is a place...
  • Christ Our High Priest In Heaven

    02/07/2015 4:12:53 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 13 replies
    Since then we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession –HEBREWS 4:14 This is a valuable text to consider. Its value is that it summarizes much of the teaching of the book of Hebrews. It enables us, in other words, to get a handle on the whole of Hebrews. Further, it provides us with this summary, not in a remote, academic way, but in a way that bears very directly on our lives. In particular, we will see, it has a crucial bearing on the...
  • Do You Know What Happened To The Little Girl In This Famous Photo?

    02/06/2015 2:04:15 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 6, 2015
    AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS On June 8, 1972, a plane bombed the village of Trang Bang in South Vietnam, after the pilot mistook a group of civilians for enemy troops. The bombs contained Napalm, a highly flammable substance which killed and badly burned the people on the ground. The famous black and white photo of children fleeing the burning village won the Pulitzer Prize and was chosen as the "World Press Photo of the Year" in 1972. It became the symbol of the horrors of the Vietnam war, and of every war’s cruelty to children and civilians. The...
  • Evidence of God Discovered Cross of Water

    02/05/2015 7:17:41 PM PST · by purcre · 34 replies
    Gloria tv ^ | 5/2/2015 | purcre
    An unexplainable miracle cross of water photograph has been revealed by the photographer Ruello and is sighting it as evidence of God. The freaky photograph seems to defy the laws of physics. Ruello also processed the Vatican Veronica Veil in 2011 revealing a hidden image of Christ
  • President Barack Obama is concerned about violence "in the name of Christ"

    02/05/2015 10:06:24 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 49 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 5, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    President Barack Obama assures us that, "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. Militant atheists are fond of reminding us that there have been people who committed acts of violence "in the name of religion." And of course this is true. But the Church always condemned such abuses in her teaching. But what Barack Obama doesn't mention (and this should come as no surprise, counterfeit Christian that he is), is that far more violence has been committed under the banner of atheism. See here. As historian Paul Johnson put...
  • WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? – A MORMON AND AN EVANGELICAL DISCUSS JESUS

    01/22/2015 2:46:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 93 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1/22/15 | Joe Carter and Vince Han
    "Who do you say I am?" The question Jesus posed to Peter is the most important we’ll ever answer. Who is Jesus? What do we believe about him? Several years ago my friend Vince Han and I began a discussion about what we believed about Jesus. We knew we disagreed—we just weren’t sure exactly how we differed. I’m an evangelical. Vince is a Mormon.... We began by exchanging book recommendations. Vince suggested I read James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ, a book first published in 1913 and one of the handful of approved readings for full-time LDS missionaries. I encouraged...
  • Newsweek Throws the First Stone: Story on the Bible didn't even pretend to mask an agenda.

    01/19/2015 7:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/19/2015 | CHRIS QUEEN
    In the Gospel of John, we read a story where a group of Jewish Torah teachers and Pharisees (members of a legalistic sect of Judaism) bring to Jesus a woman whom they caught in adultery, asking Him what punishment He thinks the woman deserves. Masterfully — as He always did — Jesus answers the scholars with a simple, yet profound statement: “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7, NIV).Recently, Newsweek featured a cover article on the Bible in which author Kurt Eichenwald — not a Biblical scholar...
  • Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ

    01/10/2015 7:54:39 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2015 | F. Peter Brown
    Catholic Theologians Protest ‘Deep-Seated Racism’ Of US, Compare Eric Garner To Christ A "statement of commitment to racial justice." More than 400 Catholic theologians signed a statement protesting the “deep-seated racism” of the US and compared Eric Garner to Jesus Christ. Written by St. Louis University Professor of Theological Ethics Dr. Tobias Winright, it is called a “statement of commitment to racial justice.” Advertisement-content continues below What prompted the writing of the statement was the killing of blacks by police officers. The statement reads: The killings of Black [sic] men, women and children—including but not limited to Rekia Boyd, Eric...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/07/2015 1:27:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/7/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.... God granted Kelvin Cochran the desires of his heart. The little boy in the shotgun shack grew up to become the fire chief of Shreveport. He was named the Atlanta fire chief in 2008 – a position he served until 2009 when was called to serve in the Obama Administration as a fire administrator. In 2010 he returned to Atlanta where he was unanimously confirmed to once again be the city’s fire chief. But now Chief Cochran’s storied career is up in smoke – all because...
  • 7 Truths We Have Forgotten

    01/03/2015 2:35:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 1/3/15 | RC Sproul, Jr
    7 Truths We Have Forgotten from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 03, 2015 Category: Articles Every generation has not just its blind spots, but its amnesiac moments—truths once held, even honored, that the rising generation let go of. One might call these things “Slipping Off the Shoulders of Giants.” Here are seven truths our fathers in the faith grasped that we have forgotten: It’s not about me. One of the reasons the greatest generation earned their title is because they sacrificed for others. In our day, because we engage in distant wars for hazy reasons, our soldiers are left fighting for mere...
  • Detroit Lions' Don Carey Talks Balancing Seminary, Leading Ministry Ahead of Playoffs

    01/02/2015 4:25:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/31/14 | Christine Thomasos
    Making it to the big leagues is the dream of countless athletes, but for playoffs-bound Don Carey, being an NFL player does not fulfill his purpose. Carey, the 27-year-old Lions safety, has had to endure the same grueling practice and game schedules as the rest of his peers in the NFL. However, he manages to find the time to pursue a masters degree at Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth Township, Michigan, while being a family man to his new wife and soon-to-be newborn son.... "Tomorrow is not promised to any of us," Carey told The Christian Post. "I am more...
  • [Official Video] Silent Night (Live) - Pentatonix

    12/24/2014 6:54:18 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 9 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | PTXofficial
    [Official Video] Silent Night (Live) - Pentatonix - YouTube
  • A Clear, Cold Night

    12/24/2014 8:32:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/24/14 | William Kevin Stoos
    For Christmas was, is, and always will be, a clear cold, night. Some say that Christmas is too secular, that the glitter, music, gifts and family dinners are really not what the holy day is about. They hold that the Baby Jesus has been forgotten in the cacophony and confusion of commercial Christmas. They say that it is only about the birth of Christ. Everything else, they say, is a distraction or, even worse, sacrilege. Others say Christmas is not a holy day, but a day for family, friends, and presents—that Jesus was an historical figure, whose life should not...
  • Why God Used Angels to Announce Christ's Birth

    12/24/2014 8:25:27 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    The left’s Christmas tradition is to minimize the holiday, because they have no understanding of Christmas or the Person being celebrated.  They even go so far as to claim Jesus never existed.  It’s easy to come to the conclusion that Jesus is not God when you start with the position that there is no God at all.  And I think God might want it that way. The deniers see a vengeful, capricious deity, whose rapacity for our affection and devotion causes him to become our ultimate stalker—watching every move we make, ready to pounce in judgment.  This god has no...
  • Don’t Be a Scrooge This Christmas

    12/24/2014 7:23:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 12/24/14 | RC Sproul
    EVERY GENERATION HAS ITS ABUNDANCE OF SCROOGES. THE CHURCH IS FULL OF THEM. —R.C. SPROUL Bah! Humbug!” These two words are instantly associated with Charles Dickens’ immortal fictional anti-hero, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge was the prototype of the Grinch who stole Christmas, the paradigm of all men cynical.We all recognize that Ebenezer Scrooge was a mean person - stingy, insensitive, selfish, and unkind. What we often miss in our understanding of his character is that he was preeminently profane. “Bah! Humbug!” was his Victorian use of profanity.Not that any modern editor would feel the need to delete Scrooge’s expletives. His language is not the standard...
  • The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story

    12/23/2014 4:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life. First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.Cops...
  • The Messiah Was Made Under The LAw...a nativity sermon pt 5

    But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.(Galatians 4:4-5)When God became a man, He put himself under the law. In every sense possible Jesus was yoked underneath the heavy load of the Law of God. The entire moral, sacrificial and ritual law were placed upon the MEssiah from birth. At the very beginning we are told of Jesus’ circumcision. He too was circumcised the eighth day according to the Law...
  • Bob Dylan...Slow Train Coming [1979 Song Rings So True Today]

    The link above (not the picture) will take you to this somewhat prophetic song.
  • How Hitler Tried To Redesign Christmas

    12/10/2014 6:52:50 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    fastcodesign.com ^ | 12/23/13 | John Brownlee
    In December 1941, Adolf Hitler threw a Christmas Party for his fellow Nazis. It was a lavish affair, in which the Nazi Party's top officials, statesmen, and generals gathered before a massive Christmas tree to feast and exchange presents with hundreds of jackbooted S.S. cadets in attendance. In surviving pictures taken by the Führer's own personal photographer, Hitler appears somewhat dour and maybe a little sad to be at this event, as if he feels out of place despite his importance, and no wonder: What holiday could be less suited to the sentiments of that genocidal, warmongering dictator than...
  • Satanist shock troops enter the War on Christmas

    12/08/2014 10:34:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 8, 2014 | John Hayward
    In an article whose every paragraph drips with sneering condescension towards the "Religious Right," Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast congratulates clever Satanists for sticking it to the "right-wing 'religious liberty' movement" by getting their own holiday display in the Florida Capitol rotunda, complete with an angel (presumably Lucifer) getting his ass kicked out of Heaven and "falling from the sky in flames, surrounded by Biblical verses." What a lovely sentiment for the holiday season! I wonder if the perpetrators of this little act of cultural vandalism are over-estimating how offended Christians are likely to become over such a display,...
  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Feast of Christ the King

    11/23/2014 9:31:46 AM PST · by millegan · 3 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    On the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar, today is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, more commonly known as the Feast of Christ the King. The last Sunday of the liturgical year (next week is Advent!), this feast reminds us that whatever earth powers may do or ask of us, Christ is the true king that should reign in our hearts. Here are 8 things about this awesome feast you may not have known:
  • Coaching and the Suffering Christian

    11/23/2014 4:33:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Joe Holland
    I have spent my life being coached or coaching. I’ve played most of the major sports and some of the more unusual ones as well. I’ve learned that coaches face one major perennial challenge. It is the difficulty of motivating your athletes when pain and fatigue are urging them to quit.I’ve found that there are three basic coaching styles that seek to answer this challenge.The first coaching style asserts that true athletes don’t feel pain. It simply doesn’t exist; it is a figment of the imagination. This is the mind-over-matter rationale. Pain isn’t a challenge; or, it isn’t even to be...
  • The World's Most Persecuted Minority: Christians (video)(Prager University)

    11/10/2014 7:19:36 AM PST · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    You Tube.com ^ | 11-10-2014 | Prager University
    The most persecuted and victimized people in the world today are Christians in the Middle East. The perpetrators of the widespread destruction of that region's Christian community? Islamists. Middle East expert Raymond Ibrahim lays out the grim details.
  • Why Did Christ Humble Himself in the Face of Evil?

    11/06/2014 7:15:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-05-14 | Msgr. Charlels Pope
    Why Did Christ Humble Himself in the Face of Evil? By: Msgr. Charles PopeEarlier this week we read the magnificent hymn from Philippians, which sings of the Humility of Jesus:Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,Who, though he was in the form of God,did not regard equality with Godsomething to be grasped.Rather, he emptied himself,taking the form of a slave,coming in human likeness;and, found human in appearance,he humbled himself,becoming obedient to death,even death on a cross (Phil 2:5-8).Why this incredible humility? The Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, had always enjoyed His Father’s love...
  • Terminal cancer patient, Brittany Maynard, 29, exercises her right-to-die

    11/02/2014 6:01:40 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 172 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    A 29-year-old terminal cancer sufferer who had previously spoken of her right to die has ended her own life surrounded by her family. According to friends and family of Brittany Maynard, she passed away in her Portland, Oregon, home after her condition worsened and the tumor took over. However she was able to choose to die before she lost her ability to function. People.com said she wrote on Facebook : 'Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. 'Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness,...
  • Free Reformation Day Friday [Free Resources until Midnight!]

    10/31/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14
    In celebration of Reformation Day, for the first time ever we're replacing our usual $5 Friday sale with Free Reformation Day Friday. Until 11:59pm ET on Saturday, November 1, 2014, you can download the following digital resources for free.
  • Loving Your Neighbors by Praying for Their Churches

    10/17/2014 3:26:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/17/14 | Eric Bancroft
    Loving Your Neighbors by Praying for Their Churches by Eric Bancroft “What’s wrong with that church?” she asked me in a hushed voice as she leaned in close. There I stood in the lobby of our church in 2008 with one of the members looking for insider information. “Which church are you talking about?” I responded, genuinely confused.“The one you prayed for this morning during worship,” she said.Then it clicked. She was so taken back by the fact that I had prayed for another church in our city that she assumed, based on practices many Christians learn in “prayer meetings,” my prayer was...
  • One way to flip on the light of Christ,

    10/12/2014 10:40:00 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-12-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Happy Sunday!
  • Good News for the Poor: An Interview with Mez McConnell

    09/28/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ,,,,,I grew up in Ireland in the foster care system for most of my early life....In my late teens and early twenties, my drug use spiraled out of control, I was homeless on the streets, and I finally ended up in prison. It gave me a place to live. I heard the gospel for the first time and was converted through reading Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Bible.....The church has made mistakes in the past by farming out, almost exclusively, social justice-type ministries to parachurch organizations. The church has also been guilty of paternalism and malevolent generosity when it comes...
  • Ted Cruz Says His Father Abandoned Family When He Was 3-Years-Old, Returned After Accepting Christ

    09/27/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/27/2014 | Sanuel Smith
    In a speech stressing the importance of protecting America's religious liberties and other inalienable rights that so-called "radical" Democratic policies are trying to limit, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, reflected on his own family's path toward the Christian faith, which included his father abandoning him and his mother when he was three years old before returning to them after finding Jesus. Before Rev. Rafael Cruz became an evangelical Texas pastor and one of the nation's most notable and quotable congressional parents, he and his wife, with their toddler son, lived in Canada and worked in the oil and energy business....
  • Francis Declares that Christ “Had” a “Christian Identity”

    09/03/2014 6:03:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    The Remnant ^ | September 3, 2014 | Christopher Ferrara
    It seems that not a day passes without Pope Francis’s off-the-cuff homilies and remarks producing a theological embarrassment: Mary “perhaps” felt tricked by God when she saw Her son on the Cross (“Lies! I was cheated!”), Christ merely pretended to be angry with this disciples (“Jesus does not become angry, but pretends to”), Matthew clung to his money when Christ called him (“No, not me! No, this money is mine!”), rather than immediately heeding Our Lord’s call as the Gospel records (Matt. 9:9-13)­—and so on and so forth, day in and day out. Just yesterday Francis, resuming his morning Masses...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/14/2014 7:08:46 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...
  • Ministry to Grieving Parents

    08/14/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ligonier ^ | 8/14/14 | Nancy Guthrie
    When we witness the anguish, the anger, the questions, the devastation that comes to families that experience the death of a child, we find ourselves desperate to figure out what we can do, what we can say, that will truly help. In the retreats my husband and I host for couples who have faced the death of a child, participants often talk about the ways people have “been there” for them in the midst of the worst pain they can imagine, as well as the ways people have added to their pain. If you could be a fly on the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 13 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/13/2014 8:25:48 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 13 (NKJV) Wisdom Loves Righteousness 01 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, 00 But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 02 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, 00 But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 03 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, 00 But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. 04 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; 00 But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 05 A righteous man hates lying, 00 But a wicked man is...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 12 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/12/2014 8:32:41 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 12 (NKJV) The House of the Righteous Shall Stand 01 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, 00 But he who hates correction is stupid. 02 A good man obtains favor from the LORD, 00 But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. 03 A man is not established by wickedness, 00 But the root of the righteous cannot be moved. 04 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, 00 But she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones. 05 The thoughts of the righteous are right, 00 But the counsels of the wicked are...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 11 [Prayer and Meditation]

    08/11/2014 8:51:23 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 11 (NKJV) The Folly of Wickedness01 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, 00 But a just weight is His delight. 02 When pride comes, then comes shame; 00 But with the humble is wisdom. 03 The integrity of the upright will guide them, 00 But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 04 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, 00 But righteousness delivers from death. 05 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, 00 But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. 06 The righteousness of the upright...