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  • Why The Church Is Divided

    07/29/2017 9:05:47 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 15 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/28/17 | Gary
    This is a subject I have very much wanted to address of late seeing as there continues to be so much division, even in the watching community.  It shouldn't be this way.  Those of us who have a genuine saving faith in Christ should be unified even if we disagree on the details.  Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for godly division, but I see many Believers dividing for the wrong reasons. Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants...
  • In A Moment: 10 Reasons I Believe In A Pre-Trib Rapture

    06/10/2017 8:10:28 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 60 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 6/9/17 | Gary
    1. The rapture is plainly taught in Scripture. Believers will be physically removed from the earth according to 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. As soon as I hear someone say, "the rapture is not in the Bible," I know they've already lost the argument. If you think 1 Thessalonians 4:17 is just allegory then there is nothing further to discuss. If we can't agree on the basic meaning of words then we are not going to agree on anything. The passage says Believers will be "caught up" from the earth and will meet the Lord in the sky. Some even go...
  • Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, "fanatics" [Cath Cauc]

    05/23/2017 8:28:10 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | May 23, 2017 | Vox Cantor
    Pope Francis condemns Catholics who hold true to doctrine, calls them, "fanatics" The previous post reports on Cardinal Maradiaga's inflammatory comments about Cardinal Burke. Below is the homily given by Francis, Bishop of Rome last Friday, May 19, at the chapel in the Casa Santa Marta. Note the similarity between the two. Note also that this homily was given whilst the Rome Life Forum organised by Voice of the Family was continuing. Is it possible that this rebuke was meant for these and the speakers, including Cardinals Caffara and Burke, Bishop Schneider and such luminous laymen as Prof. Roberto de...
  • Pope Francis condemns Catholic "Fanatics" about doctrinal clarity [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2017 6:36:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Rorate Caeli | May 21, 2017 | Andrew Guersney
    Below are excerpts from Pope Francis' Homily at Casa Santa Marta on Friday, May 19, 2017, on the same day as the speeches of the dubia signatories,Cardinal Burke and Cardinal Caffarra,at the Rome Life Forum.Is this Pope Francis' answer to the 'dubia' of the four cardinals?: So we are faced with two groups of people. The group of the apostles who want to discuss the problem, and the others who go and create problems. They divide, they divide the Church, they say that what the Apostles preached is not what Jesus said, that it is not the truth. "There were...
  • Francis: true doctrine unites, ideology divides [Catholic Caucus]

    05/19/2017 3:59:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    La Stampa ^ | May 19, 2017 | domenico agasso jr
    It is the big mistake that is likely to be made at all levels of the Church. Pope Francis reiterated today, May 19, 2017, in the homily at Casa Santa Marta: true doctrine unites, but if instead it becomes ideology, it divides. The Pontiff as reported by Vatican Radio - meditates on the First Reading of the Acts of the Apostles, in which the so-called Jerusalem Council , around the year 49, establishes that pagans converted to Christianity should not circumcise according to what the Mosaic Law requires. The Pope notes that even in the first Christian community there...
  • What Is Repentance?

    04/28/2017 2:16:51 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 7 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 9/12/16 | Gary
    What is repentance? Is it turning from sin? Is it not sinning? Is it reforming one's life? Is it getting cleaned up first, before coming to Christ? No word causes greater trepidation and uncertainty among those considering a decision of faith and no word causes greater fear and confusion among those already in the Church. This word has caused me some of the greatest angst in my life, largely because of how I've understood it: turning from sin, reforming my ways, being perfect. Yet I continue to fail. Daily. This incredible dichotomy exists in my mind between the biblical...
  • No More Task Force Rogue Ones: A Tactical Analysis of the Raid on Scarif

    03/03/2017 9:16:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    The Angry Staff Officer ^ | February 27, 2017 | PPTSAPPER
    Disclaimer: this should not be read as not wanting more Rogue One-type movies; we need more Star Wars films like this. Also: SPOILERS. Theres a common phrase that youre apt to hear in discussions on Army readiness: No more Task Force Smiths. For reference, Task Force Smith was a rapidly cobbled together unit of infantry and artillery that was shipped to Korea in the opening phase of the Korean War. Intended to show the North Koreans that America wasnt messing around, TF Smith instead demonstrated that the U.S. Army had completely misread the resolve of the North Koreans. TF Smith...
  • The Threefold Tests of Eternal Life...I John pt 10

    These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. ( I John 5:13)The apostle Johns ministry is one of restoration. The true knowledge of God had been supplanted in the minds of many believers by mystics and gnostics, whose visions, dreams and exotic spiritual experiences undermined confidence , in their own simple faith in Jesus Christ. The issue is the knowledge of God; Who truly knows God? Who is truly...
  • Conditionalism Vs Eternal Torment Vs Universal Reconciliation

    11/29/2016 11:45:22 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 53 replies ^ | 11/29/16 | Gary
    I hold to a doctrine that many would probably consider to be unorthodox, some would even dare call it heresy (though notable ministries such as GotQuestions say it is a valid scriptural interpretation, though they reject it). It's called Conditionalism, sometimes Annihilationism, and in a nutshell it is the belief that the unsaved (those who die apart from Christ) do not possess immortality and after a period of punishment proportional to their sins will be utterly destroyed - body and soul. A chief proof-text is Matthew 10:28: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot...
  • Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

    10/18/2016 3:08:25 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 393 replies
    The Federalist ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2016 | G. Shane Morris
    Evangelicals Didnt Even Study for This Test ...this year, LifeWay used more stringent criteria for evangelical faith, as defined by some group called the National Association of Evangelicals. Only participants who called the Bible their highest authority, said personal evangelism is important, and indicated that trusting in Jesus death on the cross is the only way of salvation, were labeled evangelical. They totaled 586 survey-takers. Everyone expected them to perform better than most Americans. No one expected them to perform worse. Seven in ten evangelicalsmore than the population at largesaid that Jesus was the first being God created. Fifty-six percent...
  • Can the Church change its doctrines?

    05/20/2016 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | n/a | CA staff
    Can the Church change its doctrines? Full QuestionI was amazed to read recently where a Catholic priest theologian said that the Church is not infallible and that it has changed its doctrines. Apparently he felt Jesus' words in Matthew 18:18-19 ("Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted them by my heavenly Father") mean that the Church can change its doctrines as times...
  • [Catholic Caucus] World Over - 2016-04-14 Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on the Family (tr)

    04/15/2016 7:54:03 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 5 replies
    Full title - "[Catholic Caucus] World Over - 2016-04-14 Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on the Family with Raymond Arroyo" FR GERALD MURRAY and ROBERT ROYAL...the Papal Posse...join us to discuss Pope Francis' recently released Apostolic Exhortation, AMORIS LAETITIA (The Joy of Love). Excerpt - see video of this EWTN program segment at "".
  • Doctrinal "devolution" to the bishops' conferences? [Catholic Caucus]

    10/19/2015 8:12:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 19, 2015 | Augustinus
    [UPDATE 10/19/2015 2:30 AM GMT]: For the record: Edward Pentin has posted a complete "working translation" of Francis' watershed speech on his desire to see a more decentralized and "Synodal" Church that "begin(s) with the people and their everyday problems" and for which the "conversion of the papacy" is central. We will not dedicate more time to commenting on the theme of decentralization. It is enough to say that so long as the good bishops and cardinals who have been attacking the proposals for "decentralization" shy away from naming the true patron of the proposal -- the Pope himself --...
  • President of Polish Bishops' Conference Sounds the Alarm

    10/19/2015 7:36:19 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/18/15 | Mathias von Gersdorff
    Stanisław Gądecki, Archbishop of Posen and President of the Polish Bishops' Conference has spoken of an attack against Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality on October 17, 2015 in the Synod Hall. Some said that they do not wish to change doctrine, but that is indeed exactly what they are trying to do. The proposal for a change in the order of the sacraments is in reality an attempt to change the doctrine by the back door. The intervention of the Archbishop is of great significance, because these attacks had been carefully planned afore time. Additionally the polish delegates can...
  • You Don't Think Francis Can Change Church Doctrine? He Just Did.

    09/09/2015 9:28:44 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 54 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | 9/8/15 | Oakes Spalding
    Please excuse the provocative title, and do not misunderstand. Obviously, neither the Pope nor anyone else can change Church doctrine normatively. That is, Church doctrine remains true and unchangeable whatever people--without or within the Church--believe or say. In the same way the teachings of Christ or the Commandments themselves remain true and unchanging. What the Pope can do, however, is to say that Church doctrine has changed or, more to the point, imply by his words or actions that it has. Or he can say or imply that Church doctrine wasn't what most people--including most people in the Church itself...
  • Real Spiritual: Decline

    08/31/2015 7:55:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    ItsReally Real,org ^ | August 30, 2015 | Rev. Brian Akers
    Over the past few years as a minister there has been a growing narrative that, for many reasons, I havent been able to escape. It would seem that the statistics and facts all say that church is in decline. Dont take my word for it either there are plenty of other Huffington Post authors chiming in about this apparent trend too. Some say that its all about the lack of religion in our schools, laws and culture as if the country is devolving. Some say that the immediacy of God, also described as an apocalyptic culture, has been lost. You...
  • False Doctrine

    07/26/2015 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 5 replies
    InTouch.ORG ^ | Aired On 24 Jul 2015
    Sermon Video 21:24KEY PASSAGE: Deuteronomy 6, 7 SUPPORTING SCRIPTURE: 1 Timothy 6:20 | 2 Peter 3:17-18 | 2 John 1 SUMMARY Our children live in a culture filled with spiritual dangers. The philosophies of atheism, agnosticism, and various other false teachings threaten to lead our kids into error and unbelief, while rampant moral corruption pressures them to succumb to sinful practices. With so much stacked against them, theres a great need for the influence of godly fathers who love the Lord and know His Word. When the Israelites were about to cross into the Promised Land, they were entering an...
  • 5 reasons to seriously doubt the story the papacy likes to tell about its origins

    07/16/2015 4:09:21 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 98 replies
    Dominic Tennant's Bnonn Blog ^ | February 4, 2014 | James T. Shotwell, Louise Ropes Loomis
    The Shepherd of Hermas is an early second century church document. Were interested particularly in Visions 2.4 and 3.9, which indicate a plurality of eldership in Rome as opposed to a monarchical episcopate: But you yourself will read it to this city [Rome], along with the elders (presbuteroi) who preside (proistamenoi plural leadership) over the church. (Vis 2.4) Now, therefore, I say to you [plural] who lead the church and occupy the seats of honor: do not be like the sorcerers. For the sorcerers carry their drugs in bottles, but you carry your drug and poison in your heart....
  • "But Tim, there are real Christians in the Roman Catholic Church!"

    07/07/2015 3:02:34 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 528 replies
    Baylyblog ^ | March 17, 2013 | Tim Bayly
    For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. -Galatians 6:13, 14Ideas have consequences. So does doctrine. That there are true Christians who trust the blood of Jesus Christ alone to make their garments white who worship in the Roman Catholic church is no less extraordinary for being true. They...
  • The Gospel for Roman Catholics

    07/01/2015 7:13:05 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 1,189 replies
    Recently there has been a surge in prominent Evangelicals calling for unity with Roman Catholicism. In one sense there seems to be strong foundational similarities that would justify these calls to unity. Catholics are baptized in the name of the Trinity. Gods revealed word in the Bible -- setting aside their addition of the Apocryphal books, for arguments sake -- is foundational to their worldview. Catholics love Christ and believe that he died on the cross and rose again to provide grace for sinners. Obviously there are theological differences associated with the specific teachings of each one of these perceived...