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  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 9-24-18 {Prayer}

    09/23/2018 10:09:39 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 3 replies
    9-24-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Psalm 107:21,22 Thank God for His Marvelous Love, For His Miracle Mercy to the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Relevant Radio Interviews on St. Padre Pio

    09/23/2018 5:56:38 PM PDT · by Coleus
    Relevant Radio ^ | 09.19.18
    The Drew Mariani Show, September 21, 2018 @ 30 min.Morning Air, September 19, 2018@ 39 min.  
  • 2018 09 23 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Surveillance Society"

    09/23/2018 4:54:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 1 replies
    Stay right where you are. We know who you are and what you are doing at all times. And we're all for free speech, as long as it's not "hurty" speech, which will result in a lengthy It's George Orwell's utopian dream (aka, "nightmare") coming true much sooner than we could have envisioned just 5 years ago. We are on the verge of being arrested, tried and sentenced, not for actual crimes, but just for our very opinions and thoughts. Even in the midst of it all, do not lose hope. If your vertical alignment is right, it all turns...
  • Happy Sukkott. JOHN 1:14.

    09/23/2018 2:11:50 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 5 replies
    Happy Sukkot to all Freepers. "And the WORD BECAME FLESH AND Tabernacled among us, and we beheld his GLORY, full of GRACE and TRUTH."
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/23/2018 6:27:29 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 23 (NKJV) Listen to Your Father 01 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, 00 Consider carefully what is before you; 02 And put a knife to your throat 00 If you are a man given to appetite. 03 Do not desire his delicacies, 00 For they are deceptive food. 04 Do not overwork to be rich; 00 Because of your own understanding, cease! 05 Will you set your eyes on that which is not? 00 For riches certainly make themselves wings; 00 They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 06 Do not eat the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/22/2018 7:51:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • About 1 Billion Rubles Collected for Building the Main Church of Russian Military Forces

    09/21/2018 5:18:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/21/18
    Moscow, September 21, Interfax - About 1 billion rubles ($14,6 million) were conveyed to the charitable foundation Voskreseniye that collects means for building the main church of Russian Military Forces, the foundation press service reports. The fundraising was announced on September 4 at a conference call of the Russian Defense Ministry. The first to donate was the midshipman of the North Fleet, the second one was Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu. The church will become a spiritual and educational center for servicemen, Orthodox priests and citizens of Russia. It will house an exposition dedicated to the history of setting up...
  • Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the Future of Christianity in Europe

    09/21/2018 5:12:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    On 18 September 2018, in Lisbon, A Junção do Bem Foundation organized a reception in honour of Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, who is currently on a visit to Portugal. After the reception Metropolitan Hilarion delivered an address on the Future of Christianity in Europe.Ladies and gentlemen, I extend my greetings to all of the conference participants. I am pleased today to be among you and have the opportunity of exchanging opinions on issues which have great significance for the Christian view of the world. One of the global problems is...
  • Archbishop Viganó Might Make a Good Pope

    09/21/2018 12:04:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    After many years of sex scandals in the Catholic Church, someone finally blew the whistle in a way that could not be ignored. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, a retired Vatican envoy to the United States, said on August 22nd that Pope Francis should resign because he had failed to discipline a major sex offender, former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of Washington, D.C. Archbishop Viganó accused McCarrick of having preyed upon Catholic seminarians for many years. He said that Pope Francis “must be the first to set a good example for cardinals and bishops who covered up McCarrick’s abuses.” The Pope, he...
  • FR ROBERT ALTIER’S TRUTHFUL HOMILY ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE CHURCH

    09/21/2018 8:19:45 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 22 replies
    Roman Catholic Man ^ | 8/19/2018 | Fr Robert Altier
    FR ROBERT ALTIER’S TRUTHFUL HOMILY ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS IN THE CHURCH The following is the transcription of the August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the second reading today St. Paul tells us that we have to make the most of our opportunity because the days are evil. We aren’t just simply living in days that are evil, we are living in the days that Isaiah spoke about, the days when they will call evil good and good evil. And we have been brainwashed into thinking that...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 21 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/21/2018 7:19:19 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 21 (NKJV) The LORD Considers the Heart 01 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, 00 Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. 02 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the hearts. 03 To do righteousness and justice 00 Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 04 A haughty look, a proud heart, 00 And the plowing of the wicked are sin. 05 The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, 00 But those of everyone who is hasty,...
  • Dean Defends [Anglican] Cathedral Screening Films with Graphic Sex Scenes and Paganism [UK]

    09/20/2018 5:07:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ITV ^ | 8/20/18
    A cathedral is pressing ahead with plans to show two “not for the faint-hearted” horror films and Monty Python’s Life of Brian on an inflatable big screen – despite opposition from some church wardens. The Dean of Derby, The Very Reverend Dr Stephen Hance, said the decision to host the city’s QUAD cinema’s Fright Club and other films in the nave would not compromise the cathedral’s holiness. Critics of the plans have claimed 1970s classics The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now are inappropriate for a place-of-worship because of a graphic nude sex scene and themes of paganism. Other films...
  • Dutch Catholic Church is Rapidly Disappearing – Archbishop

    09/20/2018 5:03:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 8/16/18 | Alex King
    Over the next decade, the entire archdiocese of Utrecht is estimated to be reduced from 280 to less than 15 churches that still hold Eucharistic celebrations, according to Archbishop Wim Eijk. In an interview with local newspaper the Gelderlander, the Archbishop disclosed that 1 in 10 parishes in his diocese are bankrupt, with only 1 in 10 able to be considered ‘rich’, with the other 8 in 10 being somewhere in between. The problem lies in the fact that there is an ageing population coupled with a rapid decline in church attendance. Catholic Churches are currently seeing an annual decrease...
  • Hillsong Church Becomes Own Denomination, Splits From Australia's Largest Pentecostal Group

    09/20/2018 10:04:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/20/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing the growing global nature of the church, Brian Houston, global senior pastor of the popular Hillsong Church, has announced a split from Australia's largest Pentecostal denomination to become a denomination of its own. Since their inception, Hillsong Church has been a part of the Australian Christian Churches, a branch of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, which is the largest Pentecostal denomination in the world. In a recent letter to the ACC, Houston said Hillsong's operation as a church had outgrown the capacity of the ACC. "As Hillsong Church has continued to grow, we no longer see ourselves as...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/20/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Christ, God Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 20 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/20/2018 6:53:01 AM PDT · by OneVike
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb A Day, Christ, God Proverb 20 (NKJV) Wine Is a Mocker 01 Wine is a mocker, 00 Strong drink is a brawler, 00 And whoever is led astray by it is not wise. 02 The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion; 00 Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life. 03 It is honorable for a man to stop striving, 00 Since any fool can start a quarrel. 04 The lazy man will not plow because of winter; 00 He will beg during harvest and have nothing. 05 Counsel in the heart...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, September 20, 2018 [prayer]

    09/20/2018 5:21:59 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 24 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | September 20, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Video: Why the Synoptic Gospels Were Written

    09/19/2018 2:27:34 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Happy Wednesday, everyone! Who's ready for another "Why the New Testament Was Written" vlog?In part 6, we're studying the synoptic gospels...that is, Matthew, Mark and Luke. We'll talk about the historical reason the early church decided to record the life of Christ 20+ years after the fact, and we'll compare and contrast the original three.Why the Synoptic Gospels Were WrittenVideo runs at 16:19.
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 19 [Prayer and Meditation]

    09/19/2018 6:49:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | Solomon
    Proverb 19 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord Leads to Life 01 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity 00 Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 02 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, 00 And he sins who hastens with his feet. 03 The foolishness of a man twists his way, 00 And his heart frets against the LORD. 04 Wealth makes many friends, 00 But the poor is separated from his friend. 05 A false witness will not go unpunished, 00 And he who...
  • China and Vatican strike controversial deal over bishops; China now has a say on appointments

    09/18/2018 12:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    AXIOS ^ | 09/16/2018
    In a controversial move, China and the Vatican are preparing to sign a landmark deal this month allowing each side a voice in choosing the church's bishops in China, reports the Wall Street Journal. The details: Pope Francis will recognize excommunicated Chinese bishops that were approved without the Vatican's green light, and China will acknowledge the Pope as leader of the nation's Catholics and allow the Vatican a voice in bishop selection moving forward. The deal comes with controversy as China's current regime is largely atheist and authoritarian. The agreement is also seen as China recognizing religious autonomy — something...