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  • Immigration and the Christian: The Balance of the Welcome and the Wall

    11/25/2014 6:13:50 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 6 replies
    www.WaterMark.org ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Todd Wagner, Senior Pastor, Elder
    (Note from poster: This one hour video is very fast moving and well worth your time.You will probably need to watch it a couple of times to grasp it's full value. I learned about it through Glenn Beck's interview on the third hour of his Nov 21, 2014 radio program. I know little about Todd R. Wagner (Senior Pastor, Elder) and his Watermark Community Church, but more can be found at Forbes.com, and God has certainly rewarded him for his works. I think this sermon is one that should be studied and reviewed.) Immigration and the Christian: The Balance...
  • How Narnia and Middle Earth helped an atheist professor find her faith

    11/25/2014 3:50:20 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 25, 2014
    JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA) Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway's Not God's Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journeyI have been reading Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type: an Atheist Academic Lays Down her Arms (Ignatius Press, or Gracewing in the UK). It is always uplifting to read books like this, not in a triumphalist way but because it is a reminder that underneath all the glaring human weaknesses in the Church as an institution, which we all know so well, there are still people out there who are searching for answers to fundamental questions and then finding...
  • Theres no getting around Jesus teaching on the age of the earth

    11/25/2014 7:41:28 AM PST · by fishtank · 98 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 11-25-2014 | Keaton Halley
    From the beginning of creationwhat did Jesus mean? Theres no getting around Jesus teaching on the age of the earth by Keaton Halley Published: 25 November 2014 (GMT+10) Not everyone welcomes this news, but some of Jesus statements imply, of necessity, that the world is young. This is something I regularly point out when I speak in churches about creation, and it is a theme on which we have written previously, in articles such as Jesus on the age of the earth and in chapter 9 of Refuting Compromise. To reiterate the argument briefly, Jesus claimed that human history began...
  • Priest picked by Pope Francis as sex crimes prosecutor failed to report abuse complaints: report

    11/24/2014 11:26:43 AM PST · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 24, 2014 | AP
    An American priest named by Pope Francis as the Vaticans sex crimes prosecutor in September was among church officials who failed to report an abusive priest to law enforcement before the now-jailed and defrocked man committed other acts of sexual abuse, according to legal documents reviewed by The Boston Globe. The Rev. Robert Geisinger, the second-highest-ranking leader of the Chicago Jesuits in the 1990s, knew as early as 1995 about abuse complaints against the Rev. Donald McGuire, and he advised church officials as late as August 2002 on how to discipline McGuire, the Globe reported in Sunday editions. The newspaper...
  • Millennial Series: Part 23: Premillennialism and the Tribulation

    11/23/2014 2:00:07 PM PST · by wmfights · 32 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1955 | John F. Walvoord
    Pretribulationism (Continued) Argument from the nature of the tribulation. Just as premillennialism is founded upon a literal interpretation of millennial passages, so pretribulationism is based upon a literal interpretation of the tribulation passages. A careful and literal exegesis of the Scriptures dealing with the tribulation reveal no evidence whatever that the church of the redeemed of the present age will go through the tribulation. This is brought out particularly in the Scriptural revelation of the nature of the tribulation. Before ascertaining whether the church will pass through the tribulation, it is of utmost importance to understand first what the Scriptures...
  • Why has Pentecostalism grown so dramatically in Latin America?

    11/23/2014 7:39:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | 11/23/2014 | BY DAVID MASCI
    (Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images) Tens of millions of Latin Americans have left the Roman Catholic Church in recent decades and embraced Pentecostal Christianity, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on religion in 18 Latin American countries and Puerto Rico. Indeed, nearly one-in-five Latin Americans now describe themselves as Protestant, and across the countries surveyed majorities of them self-identify as Pentecostal or belong to a Pentecostal denomination. Pentecostals share many beliefs with other evangelical Protestants, but they put more emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues, faith healing and prophesying.With...
  • Is God The Problem With American Politics?

    11/21/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Vale
    Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling those who've taken on faith to create a force for change."Youre the anti-Christ, you will be destroyed, screamed an incensed heckler during a speech by Barack Obama in June this year. It was not the first time Obama had heard this very pointed line, nor was he the first President to hear it. Anti-Obama rallies are often decorated with signs or t-shirts carrying overtly religious messages, whether its likening him to the Devil, demanding that Christian prayers be returned to schools or suggesting that America has a...
  • 120 Christian Students at Ohio Bible College Face Deportation by US Immigration Agents

    11/21/2014 9:04:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Samuel Smith
    About 120 international Christian students attending a Bible college in Ohio could possibly face deportation after their school was recently denied recertification with the U.S. immigration exchange student program. Although President Barack Obama plans to announce Thursday night an immigration overhaul that could allow nearly 5 million illegal immigrants to remain in the country, the 120 foreign Christian students at Marietta Bible College are in a bind after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to issue the school recertification into the the agency's Student and Exchange Visitor Program. In doing so, the school's international students must either find a new...
  • Rick Warren, Russell Moore Tell Pope 'Church Must Not Cave In' on Gay Marriage at Conference

    11/20/2014 2:26:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 11/19/14 | Leiah Marieann Klett
    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren denounced the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference Tuesday and encouraged Christians to not waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage. "Western culture now celebrates casual sexuality, cohabitation, no-fault divorce, family redefinition, and abortion rights as parts of a sexual revolution that can tear down old patriarchal systems," said Moore, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the "Complementarity of Man and Woman" colloquium led by Pope Francis. "The Sexual Revolution is not liberation at all, but simply the imposition...
  • Billy Graham: In Lawless and Wicked AgeWe've Taught Philosophy of the Devil--Do As You Please

    11/19/2014 7:15:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    World renowned evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, the founder and chairman of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said that our children are growing up in a lawless and wicked age, infused with the philosophy of the Devil, who says, Do as you please. Further, rearing children in this culture is difficult because we have taken God out of our educational systems and thought we could get away with it, said Rev. Graham. We have sown the wind, and we are now reaping the whirlwind. We have laughed at God, religion and the Bible. Reverend Grahams commentary, first broadcast in August 1955,...
  • How (Pope) Francis Is Befriending the Pentecostals

    11/19/2014 2:24:41 PM PST · by NYer · 87 replies
    Chiesa ^ | November 19, 2014 | Sandro Magister
    In Latin America, they're pulling millions of faithful away from the Catholic Church. But the pope has only words of friendship for them. This is his way of doing ecumenism, unveiled here in two of his video messages by Sandro Magister ROME, November 19, 2014 - With the mastery for which it is known all over the world, the Washington-based Pew Research Center has conducted a survey on a massive scale that gives substance to a fact that was already known in general terms, the startling decline of Catholic membership in the Latin American subcontinent:> Religion in Latin America. Widespread...
  • High Fivin' the Pope (James Robison: We have much in common )

    11/19/2014 12:20:09 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 68 replies
    Aleteia ^ | November 9, 2014 | David Mills
    He is probably known among Catholics almost entirely as the man who last July gave the Holy Father a high five. I happened to meet the Evangelical evangelist James Robison recently at a gathering to discuss a common project, and was surprised when he said, to a group mixing conservative Evangelicals and Catholics (two of us converts), Ive met the pope. I love that man. The high five, which left some Catholics I know muttering, he explained in the Huffington Post a few days afterward. At a three-hour meeting at the Vatican, Francis listened to several Evangelical leaders talk...
  • New York High School Rejects Student's Request to Launch Christian Club 'Dare to Believe'

    11/19/2014 8:07:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A New York high school has rejected a student's request to have a Christian club on campus, prompting possible legal action by a Texas-based organization. Wantagh High School of the Wantagh Union Free School District recently denied official recognition for Elizabeth Loverde's proposed club "Dare to Believe." In response to the rejection, Loverde and her family contacted the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute, which sent a letter Monday to the principal, as well as to other school district officials. "Once a secondary school such as yours creates a limited open forum, it cannot deny equal access to student groups on the...
  • 10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Evangelicals

    11/18/2014 10:13:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    On Faith ^ | 11/18/2014 | by Warren Cole Smith
    Warren Cole Smith is the associate publisher of WORLD Magazine. He is the author or co-author of several books, including A Lover’s Quarrel with the Evangelical Church and Prodigal Press. We asked him to give us 10 things he wishes everyone knew about evangelicals.1. Evangelicals share a common belief. Being an evangelical actually means something doctrinally and theologically, namely that salvation comes by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Evangelicalism is not, or not merely, a demographical subset or sociological tribe. An evangelical is someone who both believes and wants to share with others this evangel, this...
  • How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List

    11/18/2014 10:11:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/18/2014 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    Whats Christian about evangelical authors using shady business tactics in a bid to boost visibility on bestseller lists? In January 2012, former megachurch pastor Mark Driscolls book Real Marriage went to the top spot on the Hardcover Advice section of The New York Times best-seller list. In March 2014, it was disclosed by evangelical magazine, World, that Driscolls publishing success was aided by a consulting firm called ResultSource, which purchased books on behalf of Driscoll in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of book buyers. Driscoll recently resigned from...
  • Why the Republicans Swept the Midterms

    11/17/2014 5:16:41 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 16 replies
    Rapture Ready web site ^ | November 17, 2014 | Andy Wood
    What the Talking Heads Are Not Telling You In last week's midterm elections, the Republican Party scored historic victories at the national, state, and local levels of American government. Thus, the American political landscape and balance of power is vastly different today than it was before the November 4th election. While a wave election, such as what we saw last week, does not solve all of our national problems, it certainly will go a long way toward slowing down the progress of evil that has dominated our nation over the past six years. However, very few of the pundits and...
  • "Have you been saved?

    11/16/2014 1:42:01 PM PST · by NYer · 198 replies
    The Integrated Catholic Life ^ | November 16, 2014 | DEACON MICHAEL BICKERSTAFF
    “Return of the Prodigal Son” (detail) by Murillo Have You Been Saved? In Acts 4, St. Peter delivers a powerful sermon. He concludes by saying, “There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”I have written before in these pages of the time when I was growing up in the southern part of the United States and how I would from time to time encounter young, protestant teens and adults who would excitedly take to the streets to witness for Christ.Now...
  • Millennial Series: Part 22: Premillennialism and the Tribulation

    11/16/2014 1:28:59 PM PST · by wmfights · 9 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    In the memorable Olivet Discourse, our Lord Jesus Christ answered the searching question of His disciples, What shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world? (Matt 24:3). The major event predicted by the Lord as a sign of the second advent was the great tribulation. He urged those living in Palestine in that day to flee unto the mountains (Matt 24:16). He exhorted them, Let him that is on the housetop not go down to take out the things that are in his house: and let him that is in the field not return...
  • The Rise of Christianity in China

    11/16/2014 6:04:44 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | 11/7/14 | Jamil Anderlini
    The states response to this resurgence of faith is an escalating campaign of repression As he stood in the hot sun and watched a dozen earth movers smash through the walls of the Sanjiang church, Mr Dai felt a great sadness and also fear for himself and for the future of his fellow Christians. There were so many police blocking the road and surrounding mountains. They had cut off power to the whole area and blacked out mobile phone coverage and they were trying to stop anybody coming near, he says. By pretending to be part of the demolition...
  • Where Fundamentalists Are Right: 5 Things Catholics Need to Take Seriously Again

    11/14/2014 1:01:10 PM PST · by millegan · 238 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Brantly Millegan
    The term fundamentalist is a pejorative term today, used to label someone the speaker believes is an irrational religious extremist of some kind. But a hundred years ago, the term was taken as a badge of honor by theologically conservative Protestants to distinguish themselves from liberal Protestantism. While liberal Protestants in mainline denominations were denying basic Christian teachings like the authority of the Bible and the bodily resurrection of Jesus, conservative Protestants called for going back to the fundamentals of the faith hence the term. There are obviously a lot of issues on which Catholics and fundamentalists disagree, but...
  • Catholics Turning to Protestant Churches in Latin America to Find Relationship With God: Pew Survey

    11/13/2014 1:35:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/13/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A new Pew survey found that Latin American Catholics are increasingly leaving the Catholic Church, either to join evangelical Protestant churches or are abandoning religion altogether. The survey participants cited a search for a personal connection with God as the biggest reason for their shift. The wide-ranging survey, released on Thursday, reported that although 69 percent of adults across the region identify as Catholic, in almost every country surveyed there was a reported net loss of Catholics in terms of people raised Catholic and currently Catholic. Overall for Latin America as a whole, 84 percent of the population was raised...
  • Upon This Rock That Doesnt Roll Conversion Story of Dale Ahlquist

    11/12/2014 5:04:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    Coming Home Network ^ | October 31, 2012
    He was called the Father of Jesus Rock. Everyone who was an Evangelical or Pentecostal Christian in the 1970s knew who he was. He wrote such songs as I Wish Wed All Been Ready, U.F.O., One Way, I Am a Servant, and Righteous Rocker, Holy Roller. He was the one who lamented playfully, Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? He had brilliant lyrical and musical gifts. He could hold audiences in the palm of his hand, easily making them roll with laughter, rock with praise, or be quiet and thoughtful.His name was Larry Norman and he...
  • Wycliffe Reaches 5.8 Billion People With Bible Translations

    11/12/2014 8:47:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    An estimated 5.8 billion people now have all or some of the Holy Bible translated into their first language, and the Bible is now in more than 2,800 different languages, according to a recent announcement by Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. "Last year, Wycliffe Global Alliance reported that 4.9 billion people could access at least part of the Bible in their first language. This year the number has grown to 5.8 billion," Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe, told The Christian Post. "This represents tremendous progress toward our goal of starting a translation project in every language needing one by...
  • The Demise of Religious Freedom in America

    11/10/2014 9:55:09 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 5 replies
    Moody Media ^ | 2014 | Dr. Erwin Lutzer
    Before I speak about the ominous trends in America to curtail freedom of speech, let me tell you about Dr. Charles H. McVety, president of Canada Christian College in Toronto, whose television program was removed from the air because he had the temerity to preach against homosexuality. Later, he was allowed back on television, but now he has to submit his program to the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council every Wednesday for review by the censors on Thursday, and then, if approved, can be broadcast on Sunday
  • The Daily Bible Verse [Devotional]

    11/10/2014 9:23:39 AM PST · by make no mistake
    http://www.thedailybibleverse.org/ ^ | 11/10/2014 | Dave Whitehead
    Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NIV) Todays commentary by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org We must remember that there is a reward for those who are willing to endure the ridicule of others who dont understand the ways of God. The gospel is so radical to our human experience that it turns our way of living upside down. The gospel causes the rich to humble themselves and exalts the poor; it...
  • Millennial Series: Part 21: Premillennialism and the Church as a Mystery

    11/09/2014 12:42:07 PM PST · by wmfights · 4 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    The Mystery of the Translation of the Saints The doctrine of the translation of the saints has been often neglected in the discussion of the millennial question. It has been assumed that the Scriptural revelation of the translation of the saints has no vital bearing on the debate concerning the millennium. Allis, for instance, does not discuss the main passage of 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 at all in his attack on premillennialism.1 Premillenarians have not always been aware of the strategic force of this revelation in support of the premillennial position either. Much of this neglect has accompanied a failure to...
  • The Daily Bible Verse [Devotional]

    11/09/2014 12:09:25 PM PST · by make no mistake · 4 replies
    The Daily Bible Verse ^ | 11/9/2014 | Pastor Dave Whitehead
    Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator-who is forever praised. Amen. Romans 1:24-25 (NIV) Todays commentary by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org God takes sexual sin seriously. When we give ourselves over to sexual impurity we degrade sex from a beautiful conversation between a husband and wife to a tool (and often a weapon) for personal gratification. The scars of sexual freedom often...
  • 37 Signs You Were a Youth Group Kid

    11/09/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    1) You learned how to spell with this song: [video] 2) You survived a Fear Factor inspired eating game. 3) Youve been to Mexico for a mission/service trip. 4) Youve given your testimony to a large group before. 5) Your public prayers are filled with Father God and just 6) You learned just enough on the guitar to lead worship songs with 4 chords.
  • Why All THings Work Together For Good...Happy Sunday Everybody

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)First brothers and sisters, Listen to this- Eli Eli Eli Why do all things work together for good? Can God even make evil , trouble and sorrow work for us? Is this a promise for everyone? This is definitely not a promise for everyone; it is addressed to those Who love God and those who are being called according to His purpose. Yes God even uses evil, forcing it to conform to His purpose. The...
  • Billy Graham Celebrates 96th Birthday With New Film Announcment: 'I Know I'm Going to Heaven,'

    11/08/2014 6:51:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/8/2014 | Emma Koonse
    Billy Graham is ringing in his 96th year with friends and family on Friday, and fellow faith leaders are sending an outpouring of well wishes to the famed evangelical preacher today. In a far cry from last year's birthday celebration involving over 800 guests, Graham is marking his birthday this year with a quiet celebration at his Montreat, NC home, according to a press release issued on Nov. 7. Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham, was unavailable for comment to The Christian Post, but his father Franklin assured fans that the 96-year-old is doing well. "Although his physical condition...
  • Egypt,Edom,and Judah...Joel pt 21

    Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.(Joel 3:19-21)The Day of the Lord is a day of dealings with nations. God will bring the nations down to the valley of Jehoshaphat for a lawsuit, the charges based upon how they treated Israel. All nations will be called down, but in...
  • The Daily Bible Verse

    11/07/2014 6:26:52 PM PST · by make no mistake · 9 replies
    http://www.thedailybibleverse.org/ ^ | 11/7/2014 | by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
    The Lord called to Moses and spoke to him from the tent of meeting. He said, Speak to the Israelites and say to them: When anyone among you brings an offering to the Lord, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock. If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, you are to offer a male without defect. You must present it at the entrance to the tent of meeting so that it will be acceptable to the Lord. Leviticus 1:1-3 (NIV) Todays commentary by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org This ordinance...
  • The Lord Inverts a Beloved Promise...Joel pt 12

    Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord. Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about. Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe:...
  • God Calls Out Hezbullah,Hamas,and Fatah...

    Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;(Joel 3:4)We have been closely examining Joels amazing high-definition vision of the last days. Set in the time of the return of the captives of Judea and Jerusalem ( post 1948), the vision shows all of the nations of the earth (The U.N.) being summoned to the valley of Jehoshaphat, (God shall Judge), so that God could serve a...
  • Prosperity Preaching Is Not Christian (Osteen)

    11/05/2014 5:18:11 PM PST · by Gamecock · 147 replies
    DFW Catholic ^ | 11.5.2014 | Vincent Ryan Ruggiero
    Pastor Joel Osteens TV ad announcing his new show on Sirius Radio begins with the promise, We can have victory every single day. Next come scenes of his pastoral team on stage during a church service, followed by a long shot of the congregation that looks as if it was filmed in the Super Bowl with every seat filled. (He reportedly has the largest congregation in the United States.) Finally, he comes back on screen and declares to the audience, There is a power in you greater than any power that comes against you.After seeing the ad for about the...
  • Final Count; They Have Prostitued themselves...Joel pt 10

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:1-3)The final count of the four count indictment against the nations of the world by...
  • To Pope Francis: A New Era in Evangelical and Roman Catholic Relations

    11/06/2014 1:43:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/6/14 | Geoff Tunnicliffe
    Pope Francis and distinguished representatives of the Roman Catholic Church: On behalf of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) and the 600 million people we represent around the globe, I greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are grateful for this meeting, for the time and freedom to discuss together issues that deeply concern us all. It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the fact that many Christians do not enjoy such liberty, that many suffer from fear, torture and other forms of violence. For their sake and for the sake of the Gospel, we...
  • 3rd Count;They Cast Lots For My People...Joel pt 9

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:1-3)The prophet Joel saw the Last days as an international trial , with the nations...
  • Traditions of a Global Flood

    11/05/2014 8:25:35 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Traditions of a Global Flood by John D. Morris, Ph.D. * Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20) One of the strongest evidences for the global Flood that annihilated all people on Earth except for Noah and his family has been the presence of flood legends in the folklore of people groups from around the world. And the stories are all so similar. Local geography and cultural aspects may be present, but they all seem to be telling the...
  • The Second Indictment Of The nations; They Have Parted My land...Joel pt 6

    I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:2-3)Joel the prophet predicted that in the last days God would bring all nations into judgment, listing the complete four count indictment God would bring against the nations. We discussed in our last article...
  • China: Cracks in the atheist edifice

    11/03/2014 12:52:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/3/2014
    THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called Chinas Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that Chinas Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about 9M people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs. This year, however, more than 230 have been classed as illegal structures and removed. Videos posted on the internet show crowds of parishioners trying to form a human shield around their churches. Dozens...
  • Mayor Thomas Meninos Funeral Held in Boston

    11/03/2014 12:14:10 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 53 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 3, 2014 9:00 AM | By Jack Pickell
    A funeral mass for former Boston Mayor Tom Menino is being held [10am] at Most Precious Blood Church in Hyde Park. Cardinal Sean OMalley, Archbishop of Boston, is presiding. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick offered words of remembrance... According to WBZ-TV, at the request of the family, the live video feed is not showing the distribution of Communion... Rev. John J. Connolly, Jr.: The reason that Tom Menino is so beloved by so many is because he recognized that each of us is blessed by God with the gift of life.".. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh:...
  • Southern Baptists, LGBT activists happily coexist, but for how long?

    11/03/2014 11:14:00 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 113 replies
    Crux ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    NWhen Southern Baptists convened a national conference here this week to discuss issues of human sexuality, bringing conservative evangelicals and LGBT Christian activists into the same ballroom was a recipe ripe for potential fireworks. Perhaps the most shocking thing was how few fireworks there were. The Southern Baptist Conventions Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission was clear: Sex is reserved between a man and a woman within the bonds in marriage. And openly gay evangelicals in attendance were equally clear: Homosexuality is not incompatible with Christianity. No concessions were made, but leaders on both sides expressed surprise at how the two...
  • The First Indictment Against The Modern Nations...Joel pt 6

    I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.(Joel 3:2-3)Joel had a high-definition vision of the last days, which looks an awful lot like the very time in which we live. As we established in the previous post, God will gather all...
  • What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?

    11/02/2014 7:48:02 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-2-14 | Patricia L. Dickson
    After a federal judge in Idaho recently ruled that the states ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, ordained ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city of Coeur dAlene, were asked by a gay couple to perform their wedding ceremony. According to Fox News , the ministers declined to perform the wedding due to their opposition to same-sex marriage. However, because the Hitching Post wedding chapel is registered as a for-profit business rather than a church or place of worship (although the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a religious corporation...
  • How the Christian Right Is Using Hobby Lobby and "Duck Dynasty" to Take Back America

    11/02/2014 6:16:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 31, 2014 | Mariah Blake
    Evangelicals are mobilizing for the midterms.Pundits may be declaring the culture wars over, but conservative Christians are donning their battle gear and rushing back to the front lines. In recent months, a coalition of conservative evangelical organizations has been pursuing an aggressive voter mobilization campaign that involves a combination of high-tech tools, briefings for pastors, and rallies simulcast to mega-churches around the country. The goal of these gatherings is to drum up outrage over recent political skirmishes, including the Hobby Lobby lawsuit, and to persuade believers that their religious freedoms are under attack by ungodly forces. During one recent event,...
  • Jamesie update and request for prayers for my niece

    11/02/2014 2:33:48 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    n/a | Nov. 2, 2014 | self
    Several months ago I asked for prayers for my 3 year old grandson Jamesie. He had a slow heart and the doctors were talking about installing a pacemaker in his little chest. They said "Lets give it six month for his condition to improve and his heart to start working properly. Before we decide our next move." His heart was slow. If it was fast doctors could do something, but a slow heart leaves no options but time and prayers. When this first came up our family asked everybody we met to pray for Jamesie. Well that six months has...
  • Millennial Series: Part 20: Premillennialism and the Church as a Mystery

    11/02/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by wmfights · 4 replies
    Bible.org ^ | 1954 | John F. Walvoord
    In the previous study of premillennialism and the church, it was brought out that the church is a body of believers in this age distinct in character from the Old Testament saints. Further, it was shown that the present age is a parenthesis or a time period not predicted by the Old Testament and therefore not fulfilling or advancing the program of events revealed in the Old Testament foreview. The present study occupies itself with the positive revelation in the New Testament of the church in its character as a mystery. The question is whether the main elements of the...
  • A High Definition Picture OF our Own Time...Joel pt 6

    For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. (Joel 3:1-3)At the end of his vision, The Prophet Joel suddenly saw a clear picture...
  • The Vine And The Fig Tree...Joel pt 5

    a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white. Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.(Joel 1:6-8)The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth. Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O...