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  • What Makes ex Mossad Chiefs and IDF Generals Run? [Isaiah 28]

    12/18/2014 9:40:52 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/18/2014 | Giulio Meotti
    Former Mossad chief, British-born Efraim Halevy, has released an interview to Israeli media asking Israel to commit suicide and withdraw to the pre-1967 "Auschwitz borders". He also attacked Naftali Bennett's plan for an arrangement with the Arabs. Halevy looks like one of the figures created by Peter Simple, the Daily Telegraph's cartoonist. Or like Mrs Dutt-Pauker, who in the '60s symbolized "the Hampstead liberal". Dutt-Pauker is a rich heiress living in Hampstead, in a villa known as "Marxmount House", where she collects a pair of false teeth belonging to Communist leader Bukharin, Ming vases and writings of Stalin. Mrs Dutt-Pauker...
  • On the Obligation of Blessing “Abraham’s Seed”

    03/20/2014 9:00:15 AM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 48 replies
    http://www.equip.org/ ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Steve Gregg
    “Now the LORD had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed’” (Gen. 12:1–3, all Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version.). The entire remainder of the Bible after these verses can be...
  • Rooted in Love

    11/25/2011 6:23:09 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 10 replies
    Holy Land Moments ^ | 11/25/2011 | Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
    “I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.” — Hosea 2:19-20 At times, it is difficult to read through portions of the Hebrew Bible (what Christians call the Old Testament) — in particular, the words of the prophets. Repeatedly, men like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, and others conveyed messages of warning, judgment, and dire consequences if God’s people did not turn from their sinful ways and obey Him. At times, such messages of judgment can obscure the...
  • Solemn and Sacred Transformations (A Catholic Wedding)

    08/21/2011 3:34:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    GKUPSIDEDOWN ^ | August 13, 2011 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Some months ago I was down to take a wedding on a Saturday. The couple had been prepared by the deacon. The groom was from a nominally Catholic family, the girl was unbaptized. So the wedding party turned up for the rehearsal on the Friday and, as usual, people were in high spirits, but in this case there was some rolling of eyes and poor behavior from some of the non Catholics. I was told by one of the assistants that they were mocking the Catholic Church and making light of what was going on. So, as I conducted the...
  • Islamist Cleric: Meet an Israeli? Kill Him

    08/23/2011 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Karliner · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva/INN News ^ | 08-23-2011 | Gil Ronen
    A senior cleric in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has declared that ordinary Egyptians are obligated to kill 'Zionists' whom they encounter. According to Arutz Sheva Arab affairs expert Dalit Halevy, the pronouncement is part of a general wave of incitement that directly endangers Israelis who are currently in Egypt. This follows Muslim Brotherhood calls to end the peace treaty with Egypt and threats to kill Israel's ambassador if he does not leave the country. Although there are many benefits for Egypt if it continues its relations with Israel, not the least of which is continued American aid, that is not...
  • Haaretz: "Middle East Quartet meeting 'excellent', says U.S. official"

    07/13/2011 4:14:23 PM PDT · by fishtank · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | today | ft
    Representatives of the Quartet for Middle East peace convened Monday night at the State Department in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to compare notes and find a way to bring the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiation table.
  • An Agreement Established with Blood

    01/07/2011 6:49:34 AM PST · by hawkins · 4 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/07/2010 | Travis Main
    On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by representatives of the people. It was established upon the blood of many men and women who gave their lives so America would stand on its own laws with authority. Its creation came almost 11 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. In the first two sentences of the Declaration of Independence, the founders acknowledged that the Creator of all, God, was where the authority inhered to form the United States Constitution. Since that time many a citizen has pledged their...
  • A Dispensational View of Theological Order: Why It Offends Covenant Theologians

    10/29/2010 9:25:35 AM PDT · by dartuser · 25 replies
    Pretrib Study Group ^ | Charles A. Clough
    Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary prof David Turner discussed the literal hermeneutic issue that traditionally is seen as a defining difference between covenant theology and dispensationalism. He noted, however, that its actual use in specific textual situations was determined by the presuppositions of the exegete, not by an arbitrarily chosen hermeneutical system. So we see an emerging awareness that dispensational and covenant theologies differ because of deep rooted presuppositions. The trick is to define where they are and what they are. In the following sections I will attempt to contrast the "classical" forms of each system to discover their different senses...
  • Demonic Photos of Imam Hussein Obama Slip Past White House Censorship

    10/18/2010 7:08:08 PM PDT · by STD · 80 replies
    self ^ | 10/16/10 | self
    Dear FReepers, Twice in the last two tumultuous years, we have witnessed the true nature of Imam Hussein Obama. Over the weekend, the President stumped for flailing Democrat leaders in stalwart bastions where the re-election of left-wig nuts has been a sure thing. That was certainly true before the advent of this bizare, one of a kind politition. Photos released by the White House show an angry, nearly out of control President whose grip on reality shows signs of deterioration. Before we evaluate these photos out of context, I would like to remind all of you just how extreme Imam...
  • Marriage: Made In Heaven?

    10/12/2010 12:58:29 PM PDT · by Wading Across · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Wading Across Blog ^ | 10-12-10 | Wading Across
    I recently read a posting on another blog by a woman who had some trepidation with the thought of marriage. It’s a meaty topic to be sure, and one I’d not be able to easily or quickly delve into, but I think it’s worth mentioning here at least a little. Certainly not everyone who gets married is a Christian, and statistics and studies have shown that divorce rates are astronomically high – specifically in the U.S. – irrespective of religious belief or non-belief. That said, while I try to be even-handed in most of my approaches, this, like many of...
  • No Sacrifice Is Left

    04/03/2010 11:12:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies · 302+ views
    If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit...
  • The Temporary Sinai Covenant

    05/02/2009 7:28:10 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 15 replies · 628+ views
    The Temporary Sinai Covenant Understanding the purpose and temporary nature of the covenant that God made with ancient Israel at Mt. Sinai is critical for comprehending the New Testament scriptures correctly. The contents of this covenant became, in effect, Israel's national constitution. With God as its King, Israel became a theocratic state—essentially a temporary, earthly kingdom of God. Its people accepted all the covenantal conditions God laid out for them, saying, "All that the Lord has spoken we will do" (Exodus 19:8). Amid the thunder, lightning, smoke and fire atop Mt. Sinai, God spoke the Ten Commandments to the entire...
  • Freeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel Thread ~ OUR COVENANT WITH GOD ~ January 11, 2009

    01/10/2009 5:08:56 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 175 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | January 10, 2009 | Serving the Best Troops and Vets in the WORLD!
              OUR COVENANT WITH GOD Abram accepted the covenant God offered him, "I Am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers." Abram fell face-down, and God said to him, "As for me, this is my covenant with you: you will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram: your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations." (Genesis 17:1-5). Like Abraham, we also have a covenant with God;...
  • Coat-tails of a Heretic

    12/05/2008 11:18:50 AM PST · by topcat54 · 6 replies · 374+ views
    American Vision ^ | December 4, 2008 | Joel McDurmon
    I hesitate to even write this brief article, but as the only responder to my lengthy piece " Replacing ‘Replacement Theology '" so far, this guy deserves mention—if for nothing else than that he is prompt in responding. I am very interested in furthering this discussion, which is why I wrote to begin with, and a guy with a blog subtly titled " Anti-Preterist's Blog " is all I can get, I'll have to at least look at it for now. To begin with Let me caution the reader: don't expect to find much earnest interaction from this blog.[1] Being...
  • German Archaeologist on Trail of Ark of the Covenant

    05/13/2008 12:55:39 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 37 replies · 145+ views
    The Times ^ | 5/13/08 | Roger Boyes
    BERLIN — It is only a breathless Hollywood script: treasure-hunter Indiana Jones races with German archaeologists to track down the fabled Ark of the Covenant, the chest that held the stone tablets on which the Ten Commandments were etched. Now German researchers claim to have found the remains of the palace of the Queen of Sheba — and an altar that may have held the Ark. The discovery, announced by the University of Hamburg last week, has stirred skeptical rumblings from the archaeological community. The location of the Ark, indeed its existence, has been a source of controversy for centuries....
  • A Tale of Two Covenants, Part One (of 4)

    04/23/2008 9:57:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 98+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 23, 2008 | Mark Shea
    The relationship between the Old and New Covenants has been a hot topic for 2000 years. Not long ago, Ann Coulter caused a media row by announcing that Christians are “perfected Jews”. A few years before that, a document called Reflections on Covenant and Mission made headlines by apparently saying that Jews did not need Jesus. What do we make of it all?The Reflections document is as good a place to start as any, since so many people still think it is “what the Church teaches”. In fact, it was released without episcopal permission, had no magisterial authority and was...
  • A Lead On The Ark Of The Covenant

    02/22/2008 2:35:00 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies · 1,779+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 2-21-2008 | DAVID VAN BIEMA
    A Lead on the Ark of the Covenant Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 By DAVID VAN BIEMAThe Ark of the Covenant is carried into the Temple When last we saw the lost Ark of the Covenant in action, it had been dug up by Indiana Jones in Egypt and ark-napped by Nazis, whom the Ark proceeded to incinerate amidst a tempest of terrifying apparitions. But according to Tudor Parfitt, a real life scholar-adventurer, Raiders of the Lost Ark had it wrong, and the Ark is actually nowhere near Egypt. In fact, Parfitt claims he has traced it (or a replacement container...
  • Covenant History

    02/11/2008 10:17:19 PM PST · by pgyanke · 16 replies · 57+ views
    Vanity | 2/12/2008 | pgyanke
    I'm working my way through "Our Father's Plan" with Jeff Cavins and Dr Scott Hahn. Dr Hahn cites six covenants in the Old Testament: 1. Adam (Marital) 2. Noah (Family) 3. Abraham (Tribe) 4. Moses (Nation) 5. David (Kingdom) 6. Jesus (Worldwide Kingdom) 7. Consummation (Coming home to Heaven) There are a couple of things that bother me about this view; 1. Jesus said the New Covenant was an everlasting covenant... why do we need another? I know it rounds out the list at seven covenants... but is there another reason? Can we be any more reconciled with God than...
  • New Baptist Covenant - Creating a Baptist "Brand Name"

    01/27/2008 10:52:10 AM PST · by txzman · 10 replies · 54+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2008 | Neela Banerjee
    “The sense is that the public image is dominated by the Southern Baptist Convention,” said the Rev. David W. Key, director of Baptist studies at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. “It’s not that the New Baptist Covenant will do the same things as the Southern Baptist Convention does. But it’s about the brand name. ‘Can we create a brand?’ ” The meeting falls only days before the Super Tuesday primaries, and some Southern Baptists who are critical of the gathering have said it could be part of an effort by Democrats to court Christian voters....
  • Christ the Lord of the Covenant

    01/24/2008 7:33:06 AM PST · by topcat54 · 10 replies · 96+ views
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 1/23/2008 | Rev. Doug Wilson
    The Word of God teaches us how we are to understand the relationship between the Old and New Testament, which relates to the relationship between the Jews and Gentiles. If we let go of certain preconceived ideas, that relationship is not difficult to grasp. "For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree...
  • Points to ponder considering American calls for Israel to cede land

    11/30/2007 5:08:45 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 9 replies · 376+ views
    e-mail | David Herzog
    ANAPOLIS, MARYLAND MEETING: PLAN: The U.S. is hosting a 3 day meeting in Anapolis, Maryland called a "Peace Summit." In a nutshell the USA is leading the pack in pressuring Israel during this meeting to: 1) Divide Jerusalem and give the Temple Mount to the Muslims 2) To cede all of Judea and Samaria and allow the establishment of an Arab terrorist state called Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital. ("West Bank" is the biblical Judea and Samaria, the heartland of Israel promised to the Jewish people by God's everlasting covenant.) 3) To give Palestinians control of the mountain ridge...
  • Keepers of the Lost Ark?[Ethiopia][Ark of the Covenant]

    11/27/2007 11:27:12 AM PST · by BGHater · 96 replies · 1,776+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 2007 | Paul Raffaele
    Christians in Ethiopia have long claimed to have the ark of the covenant. Our reporter investigated "They shall make an ark of acacia wood," God commanded Moses in the Book of Exodus, after delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. And so the Israelites built an ark, or chest, gilding it inside and out. And into this chest Moses placed stone tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments, as given to him on Mount Sinai. Thus Jews came to revere the ark as an earthly manifestation of God. The Old Testament describes its enormous powers—blazing with fire and light, halting rivers,...
  • A Tale of 2 Covenants (Part 1 of a series)

    10/29/2007 9:43:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 77+ views
    NC Register ^ | October 26, 2007 | Mark Shea
    The relationship between the Old Covenant and New Covenant has been a hot topic for 2000 years. Not long ago, Ann Coulter caused a media row by announcing that Christians are “perfected Jews.” A few years before that, a document called Reflections on Covenant and Mission made headlines by apparently saying that Jews did not need Jesus. What do we make of it all?The Reflections document is as good a place to start as any, since so many people still think it is “what the Church teaches.” In fact, it was released without episcopal permission, had no magisterial authority and...
  • Ark of the Covenant Discovered on Craigslist

    09/15/2007 8:15:06 AM PDT · by ensignsj · 4 replies · 378+ views
    The Holy Observer ^ | 9-15-07 | The Holy Observer
    RALEIGH - Harlan “Carolina” Jones was commissioned by Biblical Archeology Review in 1977 to find the long-lost Ark of the Covenant. Three decades of frustration could have been avoided had Craig Newmark, then a 24-year-old fratboy at Wofford College, hurried up and started his nifty Web site for classified ads—Craigslist.org. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited and all,” Jones said. “But I feel like a dang fool.” Jones was searching on Raleigh Craigslist for a new Husky toolbox for his pickup truck when he clicked on the following ad: “Funky storage box. Used. Free jar, stick and a couple of...
  • Jesus, Paul and the New Covenant

    06/09/2007 4:10:13 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 39 replies · 637+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | May 2007 | Roger Foster
    Jesus, Paul and the New Covenant Did Jesus and the apostle Paul agree on how Christians should regard the Old Testament? Or, as is commonly believed, did Paul radically change the religion that Jesus Christ established? by Roger Foster Modern historians and theologians generally regard the apostle Paul as the founder of a distinct branch of Christianity that eventually converted most of the Roman world. They present Paul as having the courage to cut Christianity loose from its Jewish roots by depicting the New Covenant as a replacement for biblical law. Is that view of Christian doctrine accurate? Did Paul's...
  • The Subtle Errors of Covenant/Calvinist Theology

    06/08/2007 5:28:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies · 612+ views
    withchrist.org ^ | Dan R. Smedra
    "Covenant theology at the utmost, is forgiveness of sins and divine favor enjoyed; and all that concerns their new position in the Lord Jesus Christ is ignored, or alas! guarded against as dangerous."Men are placed under the New Covenant which does not go beyond remission of sins and the law written on the heart.  But being new creations in the Lord Jesus, and knowing it by the Holy Spirit, and what it involves now, has all but dropped out of their creeds." -- J.N.D."We are to come 'to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant' (Heb. 12:24).  We are not...
  • Carter and Clinton's "New Covenant"--The latest assault on Southern Baptists

    01/30/2007 5:11:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 894+ views
    GrassTopsUSA.com | Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 30, 2007 | Don Feder
    Carter and Clinton's "New Covenant" By Don FederGrassTopsUSA.com | January 30, 2007This column originally appeared on GrassTopsUSA.com.Its rhetoric notwithstanding, the left loathes diversity. Dissent drives it nuts. It’s forever scheming to eliminate, co-opt or undercut alternative institutions.It controls three of the four major networks, but obsesses about Fox News. It has The New York Times and the rest of the dominant print media, but agonizes over talk-radio and conservative websites.Even though the mainline Protestant churches are safely in its vest-pocket, it’s threatened by the success of conservative denominations. Hence the latest assault on the Southern Baptists, led by ex-Presidents...
  • Marriage, in the Beginning

    10/08/2006 9:43:19 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 700+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | 10-07-06 | Fr. Jerome Magat
    by Fr. Jerome Magat Other Articles by Fr. Jerome Magat Marriage, in the Beginning 10/07/06 Of all the moral teachings that our Lord gave us during His time on earth, He was never more specific in His instruction than when He discussed marriage. The Pharisees tested Jesus on this particular teaching by referencing the law that permitted divorce which had been given to them through Moses. In order to fulfill the law, our blessed Lord both explains the rationale behind the concession that Moses made in regards to divorce and elevates our understanding of marriage by returning us to an original...
  • Old Testament Dispute Continues

    08/05/2006 12:35:23 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,346+ views
    Decaur Daily ^ | Richard N Ostling
    Old Testament dispute continuesWas King David Judaism's King Arthur? By Richard N. Ostling AP Religion WriterAP Photo/Biblical Archaeology Review by Thomas E. Levy American archaeologist/educator Nelson Glueck's suggestions that a gate lay buried at the entrance to the Iron Age fortress of Khirbat en-Nahas were recently realized when archaeologists discovered a four-chamber gate (only two have been excavated). Radiocarbon dating fixed the date of its construction to the 10th century. Some scholars are busily debunking the Bible's account of the great King David, asking: Was he really all that great? Was he largely legendary, Judaism's version of Britain's legendary King...
  • Progressive Dispensationalism (Trinitarian Dispensational Premillennial Caucus Only, Please)

    08/25/2006 6:09:27 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies · 484+ views
    Believe ^ | MVlach
    General Information Introduction In recent years there has been a rise in what has become known as Progressive Dispensationalism (PD) (Other labels for PD include "revised," "reconstructed," or "new" dispensationalism.). Adherents to PD see themselves as being in the line of normative or traditional dispensationalism, but at the same time, have made several changes and/or modifications to the traditional dispensational system. Thus, PD adherents view themselves as furthering the continual development of dispensational theology. It is also true that progressive dispensationalists seek a mediating position between traditional dispensationalism and nondispensational systems. The meaning of progressive According to Charles Ryrie, the...
  • THE BIRTH OF THE CHURCH

    07/19/2006 4:48:27 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 22 replies · 341+ views
    7/19/06 | ALPHA-8-25-02
    THE CHURCH BEGAN AT THE LAST SUPPER,NOT AT PENTECOST. Jer 31:31 "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah- Mt 26:28 "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Mr 14:24 And He said to them, "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many. Lu 22:20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is...
  • Olmert hopes for "eternal covenant" with Arabs

    07/17/2006 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 51 replies · 1,102+ views
    JPost ^ | Jul. 17, 2006 | JPost.com Staff
    Olmert hopes for "eternal covenant" with Arabs JPost.com Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Jul. 17, 2006 Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday that he hoped an "eternal covenant" could soon be signed between Israel and its neighbors. "Israel didn't want these confrontations, on the contrary, we did our utmost to avoid them by withdrawing to borders recognized by the international community," said the prime minister. Olmert added that Israel had no business in involving itself with the internal struggles within Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority adding, "our problem is with the terrorists attacking us from those territories."
  • Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago (barf alert Evangelical Covenant)

    05/05/2006 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 24 replies · 486+ views
    http://www.covchurch.org/cov/news/item4885.html ^ | May 3, 2006 | The Evangelical Covenant Church
    Covenant News Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago LOS ANGELES (May 3) - Two Evangelical Covenant Church conference leaders were among those participating in the immigration reform demonstration here Monday, and a Covenant pastor in Chicago says it was important that he and several students participated in the Midwest city's march the same day. Two walks occurred in Los Angeles, and Greg Yee and Walter Contreras found themselves near the front of the second event, walking alongside Cardinal Roger Mahoney. They were subsequently joined by other Covenant pastors participating in the march, which police say attracted some 500,000 individuals. Yee...
  • Hebrews 13:20 The Blood of the Everlasting Covenant

    12/29/2005 6:52:33 PM PST · by Dahlseide · 53 replies · 506+ views
    The Spurgeon Archive ^ | September 4, 1859 | C. H. Spurgeon
    h1,h2{font-family: "Arial Black","Helvetica Bold" sans-serif;font-weight:normal} h1{font-size: 20px} h2{font-size: 14px} It shall be our endeavor, this morning, to make as simple and as plain as possible, the matter of the covenant spoken of in our text, and I shall thus speak—first upon the covenant of grace; secondly, its everlasting character; and thirdly, the relationship which the blood bears to it. "The blood of the everlasting covenant."
  • Sharon violating Israel’s covenant with God

    12/09/2005 1:40:15 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 33 replies · 564+ views
    www.jnewswire.com ^ | April 28th, 2005
    Saturday, December 10, 2005 00:34 IST JNW HEADLINE NEWS Sharon violating Israel’s covenant with God By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff April 28th, 2005 JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is, with his plan to uproot the Jews of Gaza and northern Samaria, violating a divine covenant whereby the Almighty deeded the entire land of Israel to the Jewish people as an eternal possession. So said Knesset member Benny Elon (National Union) Wednesday in a speech to more than 50,000 anti-disengagement activists during a rally in southern Gaza. Sharon’s treachery goes beyond violating God’s Word, however, and is directly endangering the...
  • Preserving Marriage: The Union of One Man and One Woman

    11/11/2005 10:20:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 420+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | 11.08.05 | Catholic Bishops of Maryland
    Preserving Marriage: The Union of One Man and One Woman The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised Marriage between the baptized to the dignity of a sacrament. — Catechism of the Catholic Church Maryland law acknowledges that marriage is the union of one man and one...
  • An Anniversary Tribute.........in Honor of the 28th Wedding Anniversary of George and Laura Bush.

    11/05/2005 2:01:00 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 369 replies · 8,718+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 11.5.04 | ohioWfan
    Dear President and Mrs. Bush, Today you are celebrating your 28th wedding Anniversary................not in the White House, at the ranch, or even in this country. But we are celebrating this joyous and remarkable occasion with you here, and thanking God for your lives and what they have meant to us. You are being supported in deep and fervent prayer by millions of prayer warriors who have been lifting you up daily since before you took up residence in "The People's House" nearly 5 years ago. This is the fifth anniversary that you have celebrated since you became President and...
  • The Abrahamic Covenant: Fulfilled or Postponed?

    09/12/2005 7:22:50 AM PDT · by topcat54 · 37 replies · 601+ views
    American Vision ^ | August 22, 1005 | Gary DeMar
    All prophetic eyes are on Israel. A majority of fundamentalists believe that what happens in the Middle East determines the fate of the world. The world moves at Israel’s pace. For the dispensationalist, what the rest of the world does is irrelevant and meaningless because not only are all prophetic eyes on Israel, but God’s eyes are on Israel. The New Testament focuses on Israel as well. Jesus “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” (Matt. 15:24). Even so, He ministered to Canaanites, Samaritans, and Greeks because it was part of God’s plan of world-wide...
  • Join Cindy Sheehan and Protect Kids from the Pentagon (Sojourners BARF ALERT)

    08/31/2005 9:03:01 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 19 replies · 586+ views
    sojo.net (email) ^ | 8/30/2005 | sojo.net
    Join Cindy Sheehan and Protect Kids from the Pentagon Dear _____________, Buried deep within the No Child Left Behind Act is a provision that requires public high schools to hand over students' private contact information to military recruiters. If a school does not comply, it risks losing vital federal education funds. As if that weren't bad enough, the Pentagon has now built an illegal database of 30 million 16 to 25-year-olds as another recruitment tool. Action 1: Protect our Children - "Opt Them Out!" Sojourners is partnering with Working Assets and others in The Leave My Child Alone Coalition to...
  • Quality of zots improving; Admin Mod can eat again!!

    08/13/2005 3:11:17 PM PDT · by certumquodfactum · 81 replies · 2,150+ views
    The Jewish Agency for Israel ^ | 8/13/05 | Jennifer Rosenberg
    How utterly evil the Palis must be to have rejected a state as natural in its borders as the one shown above! (this was the only way to slice and dice Palestine so that "Israel" could be born with a Jewish majority). Slicing and dicing into islands is called apartheid. picture is from: http://www.jafi.org.il/education/100/maps/part.html Though Balfour, himself, was in favor of a Jewish state, Great Britain particularly favored the declaration as an act of policy. Britain wanted the United States to join World War I and the British hoped that by supporting a Jewish homeland in Palestine, world Jewry...
  • Pin camera ready to roll on Ark of Covenant discovery

    08/03/2005 1:59:54 PM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 120 replies · 4,201+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 6/29/2005 | Judi McLeod, Canada Free Press
    Toronto-- Mark August 14, 2005 on your calendar as potentially momentous. It’s one day before Ariel Sharon’s planned removal of 8,000 settlers from the Gaza strip, a dramatic event no matter the outcome. Providing even more drama of a coincidental kind is Dr. Vendyl Jones. With the kind of credentials that make him one of the world’s most renowned experts on Qumran and the Land of Israel, Jones last month announced on Israel National Radio that he hopes to reveal the long-hidden site of the Ark of the Covenant "by August 14." Stirring human imagination down through the ages, the...
  • Can I Divorce and Remarry?

    07/22/2005 8:40:23 AM PDT · by Frumanchu · 162 replies · 1,941+ views
    Reformed Answers ^ | Ra McLaughlin
    Can I Divorce and Remarry? Question I am unhappily married and have several small children. My husband comes from an abusive background, and although he has not physically abused me or our children, he is extremely controlling and impossible to please. He has deeply wounded me emotionally, and I have kept it quiet to protect his reputation. Finally, I told him that I could not go on, and that I would be divorcing him. I did not file for divorce, but I was planning to. Sometime after this, I fell in love with another man and had an affair. This other...
  • British Covenant of Security With Islamists Ends - (Hello?)

    07/08/2005 2:09:55 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 618+ views
    NEW YORK SUN.COM ^ | JULY 8, 2005 | DANIEL PIPES
    Terrorism usually comes like a bolt from the blue, but not so the four explosions yesterday in London, killing at least 37. Some British Islamist leaders have been warning for months that such violence was imminent. An Islamist British group called Al-Muhajiroun - "the immigrants" in Arabic, for some time publicly stated that Britain was immune from Islamist violence because of its acceptable behavior toward Muslims within the country's borders. The 24-year-old Sayful Islam, who heads Al-Muhajiroun's Luton branch, announced that he supported Osama Bin Laden "100%" in the quest to achieve "the worldwide domination of Islam," but went on...
  • My Pregnant Wife II: Unexpected issue in the Culture War - Circumcision.

    05/19/2005 5:39:11 PM PDT · by gobucks · 472 replies · 6,103+ views
    Immient Arrival ^ | 19 May 2005 | Gobucks
    My mother-in-law said, "you don't talk about stuff like this. You just do it." She was referring to the decision soon upon Mrs. Gb and me regarding whether or not to circumcise our son ... he's due in a couple of weeks. She was singing in unison with a lot of other voices. This experience has revealed, like so many other topics (like unmedicated child birth, breast feeding, etc etc) that circumcision is another hot topic in the culture war. Folks have strong feelings about it. I'm looking for Freeper advice about this. The internet, as usual, is awash with...
  • Thunder Puppies (How to prevent kids from leaving church)

    04/29/2005 3:57:18 PM PDT · by gobucks · 22 replies · 500+ views
    Credenda/Agenda ^ | Spring 2005 | Douglas Wilson
    It goes without saying, at least in this space, at least by now, that parents are required in Scripture to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph. 6:4). But even though it goes without saying, I nevertheless feel this compulsion to work it in yet again (Phil. 3:1). This means the first great task confronting parents today is to bring their children up within the covenant, and in such a way as their children feel a life-long loyalty to that covenant. This task addresses the question of whether our children will be Christians after...
  • Mid East Oil and Israel

    01/13/2005 6:57:43 PM PST · by benja32one · 1 replies · 170+ views
    The Torah and N.T. | Jan 13, 2005 | Benjha32one
    From the Nile to the Euphrates River. It is God's land given to the Jew.
  • CALVINISM IN AMERICA

    12/16/2004 1:23:28 PM PST · by Gamecock · 1,018 replies · 9,116+ views
    Reformed Theology ^ | Loraine Boettner
    When we come to study the influence of Calvinism as a political force in the history of the United States we come to one of the brightest pages of all Calvinistic history. Calvinism came to America in the Mayflower, and Bancroft, the greatest of American historians, pronounces the Pilgrim Fathers "Calvinists in their faith according to the straightest system."1 John Endicott, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; John Winthrop, the second governor of that Colony; Thomas Hooker, the founder of Connecticut; John Davenport, the founder of the New Haven Colony; and Roger Williams, the founder of the Rhode...
  • Religion

    10/06/2004 4:00:00 AM PDT · by Radio Bible Guy · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Don Hicks (Radio Bible Guy). ^ | October 6, 2004 | Don Hicks
    Many Shall Call Me Lord Self-deception and believing, then living a lie. There are no quick answers to complex questions, but the questions concerning, God’s Word or “Revealed Will,” are plain for every generation to see.  Whether they are men and women who name Christ as their Lord or not, people want to play all kinds of games with God and His Word in an attempt to excuse themselves from their anti-cultural and suicidal behaviors.  These lifestyle choices center on ethical decisions requiring wisdom for greater understanding of the difference between good and evil.  From a Christian perspective, this point...
  • Straights Answers: Why Do Priests Use Incense?

    07/21/2004 7:51:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 4,363+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | Fr. William Saunders
    Why do priests use incense at Mass? — A reader in AlexandriaIncense is an aromatic substance which is the resin from certain trees. When burned over charcoal, the incense produces a sweet smelling aroma. To make the smoke thicker and to enhance the fragrance, sometimes other perfumes are blended with the incense.The use of incense in the ancient world was common, especially in religious rites where it was used to keep demons away. Herodotus, the Greek historian, recorded that it was popular among the Assyrians, Babylonians and Egyptians. In Judaism, incense was included in the thanksgiving offerings of oil, grain,...
  • Real estate dictatorships threaten 'American Dream'

    07/07/2004 7:43:30 PM PDT · by walford · 38 replies · 1,970+ views
    Inman Real Estate News ^ | July 7, 2004 | Carol Lloyd
    Real estate dictatorships threaten 'American Dream'By Carol Lloyd Inman NewsConsumer Real Estate News (This is Part 2 of a two-part series. See Part 1: Homeowners wage war on real estate dictatorship.) Last week, I reported on the convoluted and sometimes baffling war over the fate of the Westlake Subdivision Improvement Association, the homeowners association (HOA) for 6,500 homes in Daly City, Calif. At the heart of the struggle was U. Deutsch, an elderly German-born woman who has spent a good portion of the last 30 years working to dismantle an organization she considers fraudulent and unjust.Although the facts were on her...