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  • Defying His Enemies, President Trump Walks to Burned Church and Lifts Up The King James Bible, Driving The Enemies of God into Apoplectic Frenzy

    06/02/2020 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/2/2020 | G. Grider
    Posing for the cameras, President Donald Trump held a King James Bible at St. John’s Church near the White House on Monday evening after law enforcement cleared protesters out of the area with tear gas before his visit. President Donald Trump caused an absolute firestorm yesterday, but not because he ordered the military to take back the streets of our nation’s capital from ANTIFA forces. No, as the Commander-in-chief of the world’s greatest armed forces, most people expected him to do that. No real surprise there. But what drove the New World Order elites and the Laodicean hirelings over the...
  • PCUSA lost 50K members, 120 congregations in 2019; celebrates this as apparent slowing of decline

    06/02/2020 7:51:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/02/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Presbyterian Church (USA) recently reported that it lost around 50,000 members and over 100 congregations in 2019, which was hailed as a slowing of their years-long decline.The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States released a report last Thursday regarding the current membership and church numbers.From 2018 to 2019, PC(USA) went from approximately 1,352,000 active members to approximately 1,302,000 members, or a drop of around 50,000.The number of congregations belonging to PC(USA) also declined, going from 9,161 in 2018 to 9,041 in 2019. This is around 400 fewer congregations than the denomination had in 2016.The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson,...
  • Last Days of America? Our Founding Father's Warnings to Last Day's America

    06/02/2020 6:45:41 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 9 replies
    NCCS/IFB ^ | 6/2/20 | Earl Taylor Jr.
    One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established. Moses gave the children of Israel the most...
  • Abounding Lawlessness - Signs of the Last Days and the Lord Jesus' Return!

    06/02/2020 6:38:19 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 17 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/2/20
    Dear friends, Bible speaks very clearly of these Last Days and testifies to this fallen world what the social conditions will be before Christ's return (Romans 10:2-4, 1 Tim. 3:1-7,2 Tim. 4:1-3, Jude, 1:10, Rev. 3:14-22). At present, today's secular progressive movement is being EXPONENTIALLY stoked by the super fallen intelligences of fallen angels (i.e., demons) while dominating and influencing the entire world via the supra 24/7 mediums of this global high tech day! These angelic fallen ones are setting the stage and preparing today's world for Lucifer's lawless minion and the global worship of godlessness and lawlessness; Satan himself...
  • Churches in 6 States Damaged by Violent Protests

    06/01/2020 6:13:05 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/1/20 | Christine Rouselle
    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 1, 2020 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- Catholic churches and cathedrals in several cities were among the buildings damaged in the protests and riots that occurred nationwide over the past week. Church buildings in California, Minnesota, New York, Kentucky, Texas, and Colorado were attacked. Many of the defaced or damaged churches were cathedrals. The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver sustained permanent damage. Vandals repeatedly struck the Denver cathedral on multiple nights of the protests and riots over the weekend. The church building and rectory were spray painted with the slogans “Pedofiles” [sic], “God...
  • The Tower of Babel is Where Racism Began but Ends in Jesus Christ - A Biblical Perspective

    06/01/2020 8:05:51 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 16 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/1/20
    Where did racism begin? Where did slavery begin? Dear friends, the most sold and printed book in the world tells us very clearly, yet today; near the end of the age and the fullness thereof; how many billions of this world's inhabitants will actually hear and believe the Word of Almighty God in its RIGHT and RIGHTEOUS context (Psalm 2:1-4; 9; 138:2, Zech. 14:1-4; Matt. 6:33, John 3:19-21; 17:17; Acts 17:24-32, Rev. 16:13-16)? Tragically, very very few, that is why we as a world are headed as a rocket into the Day of the Lord (Rev. 6-19)! Jesus stated to...
  • Media Idyll Between the Pope and China, While Hong Kong Burns

    06/01/2020 7:46:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | June 1, 2020 | Sandro Magister
    Media Idyll Between the Pope and China, While Hong Kong Burns In defense of the last spaces of freedom for the citizens of Hong Kong, erased by law by the Beijing government, bit by bit the democratic governments around the world are making their statements. But not the Vatican authorities and the pope.Yet they would have every reason to break their silence, especially now that the communication channels between Rome and China are open and navigable as never before.On the leeway to be granted to the foreign media, Beijing decides how and when it wants, even brutally. On March 17...
  • Growing up in Evangelical communities increases porn viewership in non-religious teenagers

    06/01/2020 1:39:03 AM PDT · by Taipei · 23 replies
    PsyPost ^ | May 31, 2020 | Eric W. Dolan
    New research has found a link between religious environments in the United States and porn-viewing among youth. The study, published in Deviant Behavior, strengthens the findings of existing research by using multilevel data to account for important differences between individuals. Even after accounting for confounding variables, the researchers found that county-level religious adherence rates still increased the odds of watching porn during adolescence by 66.53%, regardless of religious identity. Similarly, youth were more likely to report viewing pornography in counties with a higher share of conservative Protestants, especially among youth who were not conservative Protestants themselves.
  • *AMERICA* Prayer Vigil 6/1/20 {Prayer}

    05/31/2020 10:42:23 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 34 replies
    6/1/20 | 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.
  • [Barf Alert] Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the Death of George Floyd

    05/31/2020 4:59:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. ^ | May 31, 2020 | Wilting Gregory
    [Barf Alert] Statement from Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory regarding the Death of George Floyd WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s statement on the Memorial Day death of George Floyd is below:In astonishment, we are seeing the reactions of people across the United States as they express feelings of frustration, hurt, and anger in their cry for justice for George Floyd, whom we painfully watched being suffocated in front of our eyes on video in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past week.Many of us remember similar incidents in our history that accompanied the Civil Rights Movement, where we repeatedly saw Black...
  • Turn to Jesus : Calling Women to Pray (explanation - Pray for one hour tonight)

    05/31/2020 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 5 replies
    Anne Graham Lotz ^ | 5/31/20 | Anne Graham Lotz
    Could you not keep watch with Me for one hour?” (Jesus) asked…”Watch and pray so that you will not fall…” Matthew 26:40-41 It feels as though our nation is unraveling. While a heavy burden in my spirit has prompted me to issue this prayer call, the senseless killings in MN and GA seem to be visible evidence that we are in serious trouble. The following prayer is one I will be using tonight, Pentecost Sunday, on my knees, for one hour. I have left blank spaces in the written prayer so that you can write out your own praise, confession,...
  • [Barf Alert] Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath

    05/31/2020 4:22:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Chicagao ^ | May 31, 2020 | Cdl Cupcake Cupich
    [Barf Alert] Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath The past nights I have watched in great personal pain as the pent-up anger of our people caught fire across our country. I saw the city where I was born, the cities where I have lived, the city I pastor now, catch embers from the city where I was educated and burn. Was I horrified at the violence? Yes. But was I surprised? No.As the saying goes, if you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. What did we expect when...
  • [Barf Alert] The Clergy Postures While America Burns

    05/31/2020 3:23:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 18, 2020 31, 2020 | George Neumayr
    [Barf Alert] The Clergy Postures While America Burns They need to foster virtue, not make political statements. While the clergy cobbled together their lame statements on racism, a criminal underclass set fire to buildings and cars across the country this last week. The mobs are proof of a crumbling America, but that’s not what preoccupies the minds of pastors. What shocks their consciences is not the widespread lack of virtue but “systemic problems,” whatever that means.The U.S. bishops who couldn’t be roused to defend the “essential” character of worshipping God during the coronavirus crisis did find time to make a...
  • An Urgent Message (Article Title)

    05/30/2020 7:42:46 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 32 replies
    World Challenge - David Wilkerson Devotionals ^ | March 7, 2009 | David Wilkerson
    March 07, 2009 AN URGENT MESSAGE I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world. AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US. For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience...
  • 'He was the C.S. Lewis of our day’: Tebow, Pence, family pay respects to Ravi Zacharias at memorial service

    05/30/2020 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Vice President Mike Pence, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, Pastor Louie Giglio, and others paid their respects to notable Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias at a memorial service Friday. “He was the C.S. Lewis of our day. Crisscrossed the globe to every Mars Hill he could find to answer skeptics, move obstacles of unbelief, armed with intellect, girded with truth and love," Pence said at the service, which was held at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Pence called Zacharias “a friend” and “a man for all seasons,” a term first used to describe 16th century Christian intellectual and writer Sir...
  • What Ravi Zacharias taught us about answering the tough questions of non-believers

    05/29/2020 8:12:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/29/2020 | Karen Farris
    Hospitalized after surviving a suicide attempt, someone gave seventeen-year-old Ravi Zacharias a Bible. Never having really looked at one, he started reading. He came upon these words: “Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:19. It changed his suicidal life and then it helped change the lives of millions of others. My dad had recently died, then soon after I was dealing with cancer, and plenty of financial concerns. I asked God, “Why?” It was such a challenging time. Then I found someone who could answer “why” with Biblical wisdom—Ravi Zacharias. Ravi spent much of his career answering tough...
  • On Netflix & Amazon Prime - American Gospel: Christ Alone < A MUST SEE! >

    05/28/2020 10:46:15 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 30 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.
  • [Barf Alert] Special Year of Laudato Si' - Care For Our Common Home

    05/28/2020 8:01:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. ^ | May 27, 2020 | Fr. John Dakes
    [Barf Alert] Special Year of Laudato Si' - Care For Our Common Home Dear Friends, This past Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' Encyclical Laudato Si’, his call for the care of the earth and the poor. As part of the anniversary our Holy Father announced a special Year of Laudato Si’, which will run through May 24, 2021.  It will be a year to reflect on the encyclical letter.  Announcing the year, he invited "all persons of goodwill to adhere to it, to take care of our common home and our more fragile brothers and sisters." As part of...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest Hospitalised - After Refusing To Wear Mask?

    05/27/2020 7:07:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | May 27, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Priest Hospitalised - After Refusing To Wear Mask? Policemen and firefighters broke on May 18 a window to enter Father Gianluca Loda's presbytery in Castelletto di Leno, Italy.They transported the priest to a hospital, reports AldoMariaValli.it who speaks of something like a “kidnapping.”Valli is not informed about the priest's physical or mental health but supports his statements about illegal migration, demographic crisis and finance oligarchs.Father Loda was fined in recent days for eating out without wearing masks. The diocese supported the hospitalisation saying that Loda’s behaviour in the last few days was “the result of evident personal discomfort.”The...
  • The Mask of the Beast

    05/27/2020 6:54:15 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 27, 2020 | Chris Ferrara
    The Mask of the Beast As the Wuhan Virus “pandemic” wanes all over the world, following the path of all influenza-like illnesses, the globalist Left labors to contrive new justifications for maintaining the pop-up dictatorships that have arisen in every Western nation on the pretext of the virus. The problem is that the dictators in the Kingdom of COVID — virtually all of them on the Left, especially in the United States — are losing their grip on the masses because the people have had quite enough of their nonsensical regimes of arbitrary and inconsistent restrictions on normal life, as...