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Evangelical Christian (Religion)

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  • Examining Your Faith

    06/01/2020 4:52:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" (James 1:22). God wants you to know whether your faith is genuine or not. Our studies this month center on James 1:19-2:26, which deals with the issue of true faith—a most important consideration indeed. Knowing your faith is genuine is a wonderful assurance, but thinking you're saved when you're not is the most frightening deception imaginable. In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus speaks of those who call Him Lord and even do miracles in His name, but aren't redeemed. Second Timothy 3:5 speaks of those who have a form...
  • Growing up in Evangelical communities increases porn viewership in non-religious teenagers

    06/01/2020 1:39:03 AM PDT · by Taipei · 22 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.
  • Pentecost Song: Holy Ghost with Light Divine

    05/31/2020 5:50:09 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    A church hymn like people sang a century ago. It's by one of "America's first composers", like Irving Berlin and Stephen Foster, this Louis Moreau Gottschalk of New Orleans. A quant, old fashioned sound, any Christian can sing to the Holy Spirit using the words. Podcast click to new window, Holy Ghost, With Light Divine, Piano only, for singing-to, very slow and devout, in prayer, spiritual karaoke. Just you singing alone to your greatest friend, the Holy Ghost, Who wants to join His heart with yours. Holy Ghost, with light divine, Shine upon this heart of mine; Chase the shade...
  • Turn to Jesus : Calling Women to Pray (explanation - Pray for one hour tonight)

    05/31/2020 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 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,...
  • The Muddled Messaging Of The Quran

    05/31/2020 2:48:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/31/20 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the self-contradictory nature of Islam's preeminent text, and explain why its understanding of suffering-and the role it plays in the life of the believer-is hopelessly inadequate.
  • Making Worthless Things Valuable

    05/31/2020 3:18:00 AM PDT · by metmom · 29 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:2-4). In God’s hands you can be a precious and effective instrument. The story is told of a great concert violinist who wanted to prove a point, so he rented a music hall and announced that he would play a concert on a $20,000...
  • Satan Desires To Have Us... George Floyd

    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32)I have no doubt that the warning Jesus gave to Peter is applicable to us here in America. in light of the recent slaying of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. “Satan desires to have you, that he may sift you as wheat…” .The traumatic events playing out in America, will definitely have this effect, they will...
  • '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...
  • Learning from Judas (Judas Iscariot)

    05/30/2020 5:50:44 AM PDT · by metmom · 19 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:4). God can use even an apostate like Judas to teach us some important lessons. Judas is history's greatest human tragedy. He had opportunities and privileges known only to the other disciples, but he turned from them to pursue a course of destruction. Yet even from his foolishness we can learn some important lessons. Judas, for example, is the world's greatest example of lost opportunity. He ministered for three years with Jesus Himself but was content merely to associate with Him, never submitting to Him in saving faith....
  • Pentecost Renewed[charismatic caucus]

    05/29/2020 11:46:58 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    IN A MOMENT A SUDDENLY "Pentecost Renewed" A new wind of "ADD " Venture is coming to you , Prepare for the wind that is blowing through , For what is coming is The One and The Three , All in agreement " The All Of Me " , The gates of hell shall not prevail , For what is coming is a HOLY GALE ! Isaiah 43:18-20 18 “ Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?...
  • The Characteristics of Hypocrisy (Judas Iscariot)

    05/29/2020 3:06:08 PM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:4). Hypocrisy is a spiritual cancer that can devastate lives and destroy ministries. On a recent trip to New Zealand I learned that sheepherders there use specially trained castrated male sheep to lead other sheep from holding areas into the slaughtering room. Those male sheep are appropriately called "Judas sheep." That illustrates the commonness with which we associate Judas with deception and death. Pretending to be a friend of Jesus, Judas betrayed him with a kiss and became for all time and eternity the epitome of hypocrisy. Several...
  • 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...
  • The Death Of The Simple part 2...an eschatological warning

    “For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice. And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man void of understanding. Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night.” (Proverbs 7:6-9)The book of Proverbs like all scripture, is multifaceted, it goes beyond being God’s psychology, as I noted in the previous post, although it is indeed that. It is also more than a collection of divine maxims, the teaching of morality, people skills, and...
  • Submission To Governing Authorities

    05/28/2020 6:38:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    CrossPolitic ^ | 5/28/20 | Keith Darrell
    Campus evangelist Keith Darrell explores the dilemmas surrounding submission to authorities, and what scriptural principles can be applied during this pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Jesus Purposely Selects a Traitor (Judas Iscariot)

    05/28/2020 4:31:27 AM PDT · by metmom · 9 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:4). God works all things together for His purposes. At one time the little town of Kerioth was a relatively obscure Judean town, but all that changed when it produced the most hated man who ever lived: Judas Iscariot. The first mention of Judas is here in Matthew's list of disciples. We have no record of his call, but we know Jesus did call him along with the others, and even gave him authority to minister in miraculous ways (Matt. 10:1). His first name, Judas, is despised today,...
  • The Death Of The Simple One...a warning against sexual sin

    A Warning Against Sexual Sin By: Pastor Bill Randles “For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice. And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man void of understanding. Passing along the street near her corner; And he took the path to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night.” (Proverbs 7:6-9)The book of Proverbs is God’s psychology. It is startling in its relevance to our current situation, because all true wisdom is timeless. This story in chapter seven is as current as the Internet and...
  • From Terrorism to Discipleship (Simon the Zealot)

    05/27/2020 5:53:28 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Simon the Zealot" (Matt. 10:4). Even people of vastly different backgrounds can minister together for Christ. During the time between the Old and New Testaments, a fiery revolutionary named Judas Maccabaeus led the Jewish people in a revolt against Greek influences on their nation and religion. The spirit of that movement was captured in this statement from the apocryphal book of 1 Maccabees: "Be ye zealous for the law and give your lives for the covenant" (1 Maccabees 2:50). That group of politically-oriented, self-appointed guardians of Judaism later became known as the Zealots. During the New...
  • Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, and Baptist Pastors Lead Rally for Abortion

    05/26/2020 11:31:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Life News ^ | May 25, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Most leaders in Judaeo-Christian faiths believe scripture teaches that all human lives are valuable and deserving of protection. But there are some who stray from the teaching and promote abortion. A group of New York state clergy members recently advocated for abortion at the state capital, Christian News Network reports. Together, abortion activists who identify as Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopalian, Baptist, Unitarian and Jewish urged New York state lawmakers to support abortion and Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the United States, according to the report. “As pastors, we believe in New Yorkers’ ability to get the health care...
  • Receiving Christ's Word (Thaddaeus)

    05/26/2020 6:38:06 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Thaddaeus" (Matt. 10:3). If you love Christ, you will receive His Word and obey it. Radio signals are fascinating. At any given moment every room in your house is filled with voices, music, and numerous other sounds—yet you can't hear them unless your radio is tuned to their frequency. That's a modern parallel to a spiritual truth Jesus taught in John 14:21, where He says, "He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me; and he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him, and...