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  • On Netflix & Amazon Prime - American Gospel: Christ Alone < A MUST SEE! >

    05/28/2020 10:46:15 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 25 replies
    American Gospel Motion Picture Website ^ | 2019 & 2020 | American Gospel Motion Picture
    American Gospel examines how the prosperity gospel (the Word of Faith movement) has distorted the gospel message, and how this theology is being exported abroad. It also discusses how in our culture it is common for preachers to soften the message of the cross and the attributes of God that are displayed in the person of work of Jesus Christ. American Gospel explores how the paths of post-modernism and progressive Christianity lead to a different gospel, and a god created in our own image.
  • Steven Pinker And WaPo Are Wrong. Belief In Heaven Isn’t A COVID Death Wish

    05/28/2020 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    We are all too familiar with the hackneyed charge that thoughts of heaven are delusional. But according to Steven Pinker, they're malignantly so. That’s a new twist. There should be an algebraic equation to calculate something we experience far too often in the public square today. It would determine the ratio between a person’s absolute brilliance in one arena – their uncontested expertise – and their regularly articulated ignorance in others. This would then be multiplied by the confidence with which they say such things. It would be applied to things like Stephen Hawking’s pontifications on subjects such as religion...
  • China Has Made Christianity A Main Target For Suppression, So Have Democrats…See A Pattern Here?

    05/28/2020 6:59:49 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    creativedestructionmedia ^ | April 12, 2020 | L Todd Wood
    The Chinese Communist Party has long tried to stamp out religion as it threatens belief in the State as supreme being. Xi Jinping has especially targeted Christianity over the last decade to the point where it is almost impossible to worship freely in China. Beijing even made Christians change the tenants of their faith in order to survive, putting the State above Jesus Christ in order of importance. Now we are seeing the same thing on a regular basis from the Democratic Party in the United States. I don’t believe this is a coincidence. I believe many in our corrupt...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • A Quick, Compelling Bible Study Vol. 11 – ‘Mission From God’ Edition

    05/24/2020 5:56:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | May 24, 2020 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Ranked high on my list of favorite movie quotes is one from the “Blues Brothers” (1980) when Elwood says, “They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God!” Aside from its pop-culture comedic value, the concept of a “mission from God” is real, relevant, and, for some believers, a continuous nag on the soul. Count me among the latter and the reason why the following Scripture ranks high among my favorite Old Testament Bible passages: Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here...
  • 10 Notable Faith-Conscious Films On Disney Plus — And 5 Still In The Vault

    05/23/2020 7:31:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    Particularly since the dawn of the 20th century, Judeo-Christian archetypes and imagery have stirred the American imagination, as reflected in these 10 films on Disney Plus. One can only speculate what British author C.S. Lewis, who spent his boyhood in rural Ireland a century ago, would think of today’s WiFi-enabled home entertainment revolution. Doubtless, the Christian apologist would be curious to see movie versions of “The Chronicles of Narnia” — his best-selling mythic allegories grounded in virtues and sacraments — on Disney Plus. The streaming service has two big-budget Narnia adaptations listed right between modern updates on Winnie the Pooh...
  • Reopening Ourselves to God

    05/23/2020 4:51:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | May 23, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    Do you remember when Pope John Paul II went back to his native Poland, about eight months into his pontificate? The Communist officials couldn't not let him in -- he was too beloved. As Pulitzer Prize winner Peggy Noonan, author of "John Paul the Great," has written, from the moment he eventually arrived behind the Iron Curtain, "the boundaries of the world began to shift." Despite the government's attempts to keep Poles from getting too emotionally invested in the visit, the people lined the streets to see him. During his first Mass in Warsaw, the crowd thundered, "We want God,"...
  • President Trump calls on governors to open churches, other places of worship [says churches are ESSENTIAL and must be opened immediately and he will override any governor who doesn't]

    05/22/2020 11:10:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 186 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 22, 2020 | by: Tony Kurzweil
    President Donald Trump spoke briefly at the White House Friday and called for state governors to allow for churches and other places of worship to reopen to the public. Trump says he considers houses of worship “essential” and wants them to reopen this weekend.
  • RIP Ravi Zacharias, Good and Faithful Servant

    05/22/2020 12:13:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | May 22, 2020 | David Limbaugh
    Three short months ago, I received an encouraging text from my friend Ravi Zacharias. Now, as if in a blink of an eye, he has passed away. Along with countless thousands, I grieve. When he wrote, he was reeling from excruciating back pain but wholly unaware of the cancer diagnosis that would soon follow. Despite his suffering and his onerous schedule, he shared that he was praying for my brother, Rush, who had just been diagnosed with cancer. Ravi was a unique Christian apologist and evangelist -- a giant in his field. No one presented the Gospel more cogently and...
  • Tributes Pour in for Beloved Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias: ‘I Join the Thunderous Applause of Heaven’

    05/20/2020 3:44:12 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    FaithWire ^ | 19 May 20 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    As believers around the world mourn the death of beloved Bible teacher Ravi Zacharias, popular Christian leaders are posting their own tributes. “I join the thunderous applause of Heaven,” wrote Louie Giglio, founding pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, in a tribute to the late apologist. Zacharias passed away Tuesday at the age of 74 after a battle with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer in the itinerant speaker’s spine. Zacharias had traveled to Houston for chemotherapy treatment after the cancer was found by surgeons performing back surgery on him. He was subsequently sent home to Atlanta after...
  • The Influence of Christianity on Societies Economic Wellbeing

    Teleios evaluated various publicly available social, political and economic measures of the 20 countries with the highest average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) who were listed in the top 25% of the Economic Freedom Index versus the 20 with the GDP in the bottom 75%. Our analysis showed countries with the highest mean GDP also ranked in the top 25% of free countries, and demonstrated additional differences that might impact general wellbeing, including greater: human, economic and press freedom, more happiness and less corruption.
  • China’s pandemic of religious persecution: Forced closure of thousands of churches and removal of crosses now-commonplace tactics

    05/17/2020 7:16:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 05/17/2020 | David Curry
    On Easter Sunday, armed Chinese officers raided the homes of Christians attending an online church service held by Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China. Six people were forcibly removed from their homes and detained by Public Service Bureau authorities, while others in attendance were threatened with the same fate. The organization I lead, Open Doors USA, monitors religious persecution around the world. Each year, it releases a ranking of the countries where it is most dangerous to be Christian. Our 2020 “World Watch List” revealed that China is persecuting more Christians than any other country, with nearly 100 million...
  • Why Should Christians Read the Pagan Classics? – Reason 4: EDUCATION

    05/11/2020 2:04:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON 4: EDUCATION A classical education focuses on the study of the classical languages, Latin and Greek, and on the study of the classical civilization of Greece and Rome. But why is the word classical reserved only for the languages of the Greeks and Romans and only for their civilization? What really is so special about the Greeks and Romans and why should Christians study them? After all they were not Christians, they were pagans. Some have objected to the word pagan and misunderstood its meaning. Pagan is a word Christians coined in the later Roman Empire to refer to...
  • Christianity and Society

    05/11/2020 10:50:35 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios Research ^ | William C. Stewart
    We discuss... Benefit to the individuals composing the population What do those opposed to Christian society offer? Our response to society!
  • UK Education Office Argues Christians Should Limit Their Beliefs to Church

    05/09/2020 10:02:20 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-9-2020 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The United Kingdom’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) argued before the High Court that Christian groups should not allow their religious beliefs to influence their professional activities. (???) After an inspection and review in March 2019, Ofsted, a non-ministerial department of the British government, downgraded the Christian-run Cornerstone Adoption and Fostering Service from “good” to “requires improvement” because it only places children with married Evangelical Christian couples. Challenged by Cornerstone before the High Court, Ofsted lawyer Sir James Eadie said that Ofsted “does not prevent Cornerstone and their carers manifesting their religious beliefs as they...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics Reason #3: Science

    05/08/2020 2:21:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    Reason #3: SCIENCE Because we live in the aftermath of what has been called the “scientific revolution,” we modern people consider ourselves quite superior to the ancients in regard to the study of the natural world. We are polished practitioners of what C.S. Lewis called “chronological snobbery.” We think ancient people were ignorant of the natural world and that we, with all our advanced scientitic knowledge, have little to learn from them. But one of the problems with having your nose so high in the air is that you can miss the thing right in front of you. Science, as...
  • How to become a Christian according to the Bible

    05/07/2020 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 45 replies
    Teleios ^ | William C. Stewart
    THE GOSPEL - Be sure you are a Christian based on these four simple Bible truths! 1. Man sinned. 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin. 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment. 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26)
  • Americans losing grip on most basic tenets of Christian faith: survey

    04/25/2020 7:47:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    As part of an ongoing release of research about the worldviews of Americans, new data show that just over half hold a biblically-informed view of God, a 22% drop from 30 years ago.Longtime researcher George Barna, whose work is now based at the recently-founded Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, released another installment in his findings that reveal the erosion of the Judeo-Christian worldview in the United States. The new report shows that only 51% of Americans consider God to be "all-powerful, all-knowing, perfect and just creator of the universe who still rules the world today.” In 1991, 73%...
  • Communist Takeover - Kansas City Orders Churches To Turn Over Membership Roles

    05/04/2020 4:35:31 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 49 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.04.2020 | Alex D.
    A Kansas City phased reopening guideline requiring churches to keep “lists” of attendees, has alarmed many who see it as an infringement on religious liberty and privacy. In the policy issued by Mayor Quinton Lucas, houses of worship are treated with the same restrictions as “non-essential” businesses in terms of keeping records of who attends a service, or even anyone who enters the building. “Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined Nazi-like measures designed to surveil, track and spy upon what was once a FREE American people,” Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver said. “Yet that is exactly what...
  • Churchgoers Must Register With the Government in Kansas City

    05/02/2020 5:42:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 170 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | 5/1/20 | Mat Staver
    Kansas City, Missouri, officials are now requiring every church to submit a list of members and attendees along with their names, addresses and telephone numbers to city officials for tracking and surveillance purposes.I am running out of adjectives to describe how completely insane the tyrannical abuses launched by state governors and local officials against pastors and churches are becoming. It is as if these leaders never bothered to so much as glance at the Constitution they swore to uphold and defend. They seem to be governing from some make-believe, dystopian viewpoint. Yesterday, we received a desperate call from a Kansas...