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  • He Took Our Place: Identity Theft: Recovering Who You Are, Part I [Jesus made to be sin & a curse]

    04/06/2012 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 2 replies
    Lakeshore Church.org ^ | April 2, 2010 | Pastor Vince DiPaola
    "For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made the right with God through Christ."(2 Corinthians 5:21, NLT) How Good Friday Can Transform our Personal Identity1) Jesus lived ___SINLESSLY___: He is the only One who could possibly pay for sin with His life."(God) made Him who knew no sin..." (2 Cor. 5:21a, NASB) 2) Jesus died ___INTENTIONALLY___: He both became sin and took our sin on the cross."...to be sin on our behalf." (2 Corinthians 5:21b, NASB) Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a...
  • Good Friday 2012

    04/06/2012 2:24:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    RedState.com ^ | April 6 2012 | St. Matthew, Erick Erickson
    And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.  And sitting down they watched him there;  And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. . . . . Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My...
  • $26 million suit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein International Fellowship Of Christians & Jews.

    04/05/2012 11:46:14 PM PDT · by Love for Israel · 2 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Eli Daniel
    A federal court in New Jersey today has scheduled its first hearing for April 16th on a lawsuit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians & Jews, the New Israel Fund and several Israeli officials. The lawsuit seeks over $26 million from each Defendant, “for gross violations of human rights and torture arising out of an institutionalized discriminatory policy of disengaging and separating fathers from their minor children”. The three Israeli fathers who filed the lawsuit say Eckstein deceives Evangelical Christians by using their donations to support radical feminists in their anti-father crusade to break up the Israeli family....
  • $26 million suit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein International Fellowship Of Christians & Jews.

    04/05/2012 11:14:39 PM PDT · by Love for Israel · 12 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | March 27, 2012 | Eli Daniel
    A federal court in New Jersey today has scheduled its first hearing for April 16th on a lawsuit against Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians & Jews, the New Israel Fund and several Israeli officials. The lawsuit seeks over $26 million from each Defendant, “for gross violations of human rights and torture arising out of an institutionalized discriminatory policy of disengaging and separating fathers from their minor children”. The three Israeli fathers who filed the lawsuit say Eckstein deceives Evangelical Christians by using their donations to support radical feminists in their anti-father crusade to break up the Israeli family....
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/05/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 05 | Henry Morris III, D.Min.
    Careful for Nothing April 5, 2012  "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)  Many of us know those types of precious people who seem to thrive on making sure the details are right. They keep us careful, insure our safety, and strengthen our plans, and yet that same strength can lead to anxiety, troubling our souls and dominating our lives. Our verse today warns us about this facet.   Our Lord gently admonished in Luke 10:41: "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and...
  • The Preparation of the LORD's Servant...(Servant Songs pt 5)

    Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me; And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified. Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/04/2012 1:19:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 04 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Walking in Truth April 4, 2012  "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." (3 John 4)  The important word "truth" is a key word in the apostle John's vocabulary, occurring more in his writings than in those of any other New Testament author. In the one-chapter epistle of 3 John, it occurs six times.   He addressed his epistle to "Gaius, whom I love in the truth" (v. 1). He rejoiced over "the truth that is in thee" (v. 3). He urged his readers to be "fellowhelpers to the truth" (v. 8)...
  • To Open Blinded Eyes...Servant Songs pt 4

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/03/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 03 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Man and His Labor April 3, 2012  "Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening." (Psalm 104:23)  The 104th Psalm is a beautiful psalm of creation and the Flood, supplemented by God's providential care of His creatures in the post-Flood world. Our text makes man's activity seem almost incidental in the grand scope of God's activities on behalf of His whole creation.   Nevertheless, it reminds us of God's first great commission to mankind concerning that creation. "Have dominion . . . over all the earth . . . to dress it and to...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    04/02/2012 4:32:19 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | April 02 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Preached in All Creation April 2, 2012  "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister." (Colossians 1:23)  Many times Christians piously say, "Why get worked up over creation, why don't you just preach the gospel?" But such a question reveals a faulty knowledge of what "the gospel" consists of, for, as has been noted many times on these pages, the gospel consists not only of...
  • Tim Tebow, Jeremy Lin, and Why God Cares About Sports

    04/01/2012 6:37:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Philosophical Fragments ^ | 03/31/2012 | By Timothy Dalrymple
    Isn’t it degrading to suggest that God cares about sports? Isn’t that anthropomorphizing? Are we, like the ancient Greeks with their stories of gods who did all sorts of silly and petty and naughty things, really supposed to imagine that God dons a cheese-wedge upon his head and roots for the Packers? With war and famine, death and disease, doesn’t God have better things to do? Aren’t sports beneath his dignity, unworthy of his time and station? In the process of writing Jeremy Lin: The Reason for the Linsanity (official release date is May 8th), I had abundant opportunity to...
  • Poll on role of religion in Americans' lives bad news for Obama

    03/31/2012 9:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 11, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    A recent Gallup survey reveals that the role of religion in Americans’ lives has changed little in the last 20 years. When asked how important religion is, 55% of those queried in 2011 answered “very important” as compared with 58% who gave the same answer in 1992. This can’t be very good news for the president, who views religion as at best a bully pulpit for social change (as evidenced by his 20-year association with the incendiary Rev. Jeremiah Wright) and at worst as a force with the potential to poison the minds of leaden-eyed, gun-toting “clingers.” Yeah, I know,...
  • Mary sealed to Heavenly Father by LDS proxy temple rites (Mormon baptism of Mary)

    03/31/2012 7:56:31 PM PDT · by NorthernCrunchyCon · 342 replies
    Facebook Utah Lighthouse Ministry ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2010 | Helen Radkey
    Mary sealed to Heavenly Father by LDS proxy temple rites The Mormon Baptism of Mary, Mother of God By Helen Radkey Hail Holy Queen Mary (the mother of Jesus) was a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee, identified in the New Testament as the wife of Joseph and the mother of Jesus of Nazareth. Christians believe Mary conceived Jesus miraculously by the agency of the Holy Spirit. For twenty centuries, Christians have cherished Mary and given her titles that reflect their love and admiration—such as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Theotokos (Mother of God), Our Lady, and Queen of Heaven. As...
  • The Servant's Task...(Isaiah Servant Songs pt 3)

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • THE FATHER'S WILL ! [Charismatic Caucus]

    03/31/2012 10:04:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-31-12 | Jedediah
    My words are coming they are here for you now ! But will you stand behind my plow ? For the will of The Father is what I would have you do , I in Him and Me in you , There is no struggle for your desire is mine , To please The Father ALL the time \o/ , No rest is needed for I AM your Zeal ! The fullness of the Wheel within The Wheel , So come to The Father and use My eyes to view , My seven spirits that I have given to you...
  • Pastor Arrested For Reading The Bible In Front Of A DMV

    03/30/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    sayanythingblog.com ^ | 3/30/2012 | Sayanythingblog.com
    In California, a pastor was arrested for reading the bible aloud outside a DMV. The justification for the arrest was that while his free speech in reading the bible is protected, he was impeding business at the DMV and forcing people at the DMV to listen to his speech. Which seems like a bit of a stretch. He was standing 50 feet away from the entrance to the DMV, and certainly wasn’t blocking anyone from entering, but he was on public property so it wasn’t like he was trespassing either. What’s more, the DMV was closed at the time of...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/30/2012 2:16:25 PM PDT · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 30 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    The Aroma March 30, 2012  "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour." (Ephesians 5:1-2)  Incense in Scripture has a variety of rich and meaningful usages, particularly as related to the blood sacrifice. "And thou shalt make an altar to burn incense upon: . . . And thou shalt put it before the vail that is by the ark of the testimony, before the mercy seat that is over the testimony,...
  • Behold My Servant...(Servant Songs pt 2)

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Pope's Visit to Cuba Also Opens Doors for Non-Catholics

    03/30/2012 8:14:26 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 3/29/12 | Jeff Brumley
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (ABP) -- Catholics weren't the only ones glad to see Pope Benedict XVI preach in Cuba this week. The three-day papal visit, which concluded Wednesday, benefited local and visiting Christians across denominations, said American Protestants involved with Cuban mission work. "He has made a tremendous difference in making things easier for them," said Ray Johnson, coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Florida. The visit and related media coverage highlighted the mission gains of both Catholics and non-Catholics over the past 20-30 years. It also eased travel restrictions and won some of the island’s theologically conservative Protestants permission...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/29/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 29 | Henry Morris III, D.Min.
    Moderation March 29, 2012  "Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand." (Philippians 4:5)  There are three important aspects to this instruction. First, we are to be "moderate," the core meaning of which is to be equitable or fair, with further associations of mild and gentle.   The Greek word rarely appears in the New Testament. Twice the qualifications of church leaders include this characteristic (1 Timothy 3:3 and Titus 3:2), both times stressing the "gentle" aspect of the term. Once, and importantly, the term is used in a broad sweep of adjectives outlining...
  • The Servant of The LORD...(Isaiah)

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/28/2012 2:45:25 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 28 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    His Word Is with Power March 28, 2012  "And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power." (Luke 4:32)  God’s words, whether spoken by Jesus or written in Scripture, are indeed full of power, and it is noteworthy how many and varied are the physical analogies used to characterize and emphasize its power.   For example, consider Jeremiah 23:29. "Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?" The fire analogy is also stressed in Jeremiah 20:9, when the prophet became weary of...
  • But Pastor Osteen, where is Jesus?

    03/28/2012 6:13:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 72 replies
    timesunion ^ | 18 Mar 2012 | Delaney McDonough
    Over 12,000 people rushed into a crowded Times Union Center to hear “Pastor” Joel Osteen’s message of feel good, Broadway style contemporary worship and many came out changed according to an article in yesterday’s paper by Paul Grondahl. A star among the Christian world, Osteen claims the nation’s largest congregation in Houston, Texas with over 30,000 members Aside from being a good looking man with a deep southern accent and a warm welcoming voice that draws many in, what qualifications does this man have to be preaching to stadiums packed full of vulnerable people? The best selling author and televangelist...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/27/2012 11:36:42 AM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 27 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    Wisdom and Prudence March 27, 2012  "At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes." (Matthew 11:25)  The attributes of wisdom and prudence are prized very highly by the world and its leaders, but worldly wisdom and pragmatic prudence are incapable in themselves of comprehending the spiritual concepts in the plan of God. The Lord Jesus, in fact, considered this very truth a cause for thanksgiving! One does not need either education or wisdom...
  • After-Action Report: Encircle the [Supreme] Court Prayer Vigil against Obamacare

    03/26/2012 4:43:57 PM PDT · by ottbmare · 9 replies · 13+ views
    March 26 2012 | self
    Undaunted by a forecast of heavy thunderstorms, 200 Christians gathered on the afternoon of March 25 to pray at the front steps of the US Supreme Court. The two-hour vigil, called "Encircle the Court in Prayer," took place the day before the high court began hearing arguments concerning the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, widely referred to as “Obamacare.” The provisions of the president’s healthcare legislation of greatest concern to these believers are the “HHS mandates,” which compel religious entities to provide employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives, sterilization services, and abortifacient drugs. Roman Catholics, conservative Christians,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/26/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Sopater · 3 replies · 4+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 26 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    The New Heavens and New Earth March 26, 2012  "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." (Isaiah 65:17)  There is a glorious future awaiting the redeemed. Although God's primeval creation of the heavens and the earth is eternal (note Psalm 148:6, etc.), these are now groaning in pain under the effects of sin and the curse. When the Lord returns, they will be "delivered from the bondage of corruption into . . . glorious liberty" (Romans 8:21), and God will make them all new again,...
  • How the apostates take over (Part 2)

    03/25/2012 6:54:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Michael Yousaf ^ | 03/24/2012 | Michael Youssef
    In my previous column, “How the Apostates Take Over, Part 1,” I explained how apostates used the cause of equality to gain a destructive foothold within the church.Some of my readers have missed the point of this 2-part column all together, thinking it is about women’s ordination. People will see what they want to see. The deeper point is that those who deny the core of the Gospel used an innocent issue, such the role of women in the church, to flood the church with non bible-believing men, women, and homosexuals.This is how it happened:Initially, whole denominations acquiesced and allowed...
  • The Pilgrims' Regress - The Geneva Bible And The "Apocrypha"

    03/25/2012 2:40:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 3+ views
    Hands on Apologetics ^ | Gary Michuta
    The Pilgrims' Regress The Geneva Bible And The "Apocrypha"By Gary Michuta Every American schoolchild knows that the pilgrims landed on Plymouth rock, but do they know which Bible the pilgrims used? Most people, if asked the question, would say the Puritans used the good old King James Version. Wrong. The King James Bible was the "Authorized Version" of the Established Church of England and the Puritans were religious dissenters from that church. The Puritan's Bible of choice was the Geneva Bible, which was translated by Protestants who fled to Geneva from England during the reign of Queen Mary. The Geneva Bible broke new ground for printed Bibles....
  • Santorum’s Catholicism Proves a Draw to Evangelicals

    03/24/2012 3:47:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/23/12 | Samuel G. Freedman
    Carissa Wilson began paying attention to Rick Santorum last fall, when her high school class in American government was assigned to watch several of the Republican presidential debates. About three weeks ago, she attended a campaign speech that Mr. Santorum delivered at her school near Dayton, Ohio. The next day, March 6, Miss Wilson cast the first vote of her life, balloting for Mr. Santorum in the Ohio presidential primary. It hardly mattered to Miss Wilson that she is an evangelical Protestant — raised as a Baptist, attending a nondenominational church and in her senior year at Dayton Christian School...
  • The Only Two Outcomes...John 3pt 22

    He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.(John 3:36)The final words this chapter on the new birth, are given to the one Jesus designated as “greatest man born of a woman”, John the Baptist. Jesus had spoken to Nicodemus of the necessity of the new birth, the fact that “born from above” is an Act of God,the Holy Spirit. Jesus also gives the teacher of Israel,(and us) the scriptural warrant for it , for this is the giving of a...
  • Christians raise $400 to help ailing atheist who railed against their nativity

    03/23/2012 7:21:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/23/2012
    When Patrick Greene learned that a county five hours north of his San Antonio home had placed a nativity on the courthouse square, he vowed to file suit if they did it again, the Malakoff News reported. An atheist, Greene did not believe the religious symbol of Christmas had any place on government property. Then, as quickly as he blew into Henderson County, he withdrew. He would not lead a rally, he told reporters there, because he believed he suffered from a detached retina and was going blind. He had to leave his job as a taxi driver, he elaborated,...
  • The Person of Christ...John 3 pt 21

    He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.(John 3:31-35)The new birth is all about...
  • Timsanity! Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow Give Big-Apple Evangelicals a Boost

    03/23/2012 1:23:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sean Gregory
    New York City is no hotbed of evangelical Christianity. Both in geography, and in God-fearing, the Big Apple is a long, long way from the Bible Belt. For example, the city’s sole evangelical Christian college — The King’s College — takes up just two floors in the Empire State Building. But thanks to the trade that will bring Tim Tebow to the Jets, New York will soon receive a religion lesson. At the beginning of February, New Yorkers had no good reason to mix religion and sports. The arrival of Tebow, and sudden emergence of devout evangelical New York Knicks...
  • Open Doors: Growth of Christianity in Iran 'Explosive'

    03/23/2012 12:44:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    Despite the Iranian government's ongoing crackdown of Christians living in the primarily Islamic country, the number of Muslims converting to become Christians is growing at an explosive rate, according to the persecution watchdog group Open Doors USA. There is even talk of witnessing a Christian revival, especially among young people living in the country, say Open Doors ministry workers in the Middle East. A house church movement within Iran is part of that revival and has triggered "many secret meetings." The growth in the number of Christians is happening in all regions, but mostly in larger cities, say Open Doors...
  • TBN: Televangelists Feuded Over Millions, Motor Home For Dogs [$50m Jet, $100,000 Dog Motor Home]

    03/22/2012 10:15:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1+ views
    LATimes ^ | March 22, 2012
    TBN: Televangelists Feuded Over Millions, Motor Home For Dogs March 22, 2012 The Trinity Broadcasting Network, the Orange County-based televangelist ministry that bills itself as the world’s largest Christian network, is embroiled in a legal battle involving allegations of massive financial fraud and lavish spending, including the purchase of a $100,000 motor home for family dogs. Brittany Koper, a former high-ranking TBN official and the granddaughter of its co-founder, Paul Crouch Sr., was fired by the network in September after discovering “illegal financial schemes” amounting to tens of millions of dollars, according to a lawsuit filed last month in Orange...
  • Pastor Sentenced to Three Years in Bhutan Prison

    03/22/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Gospel For Asia ^ | March 17, 2012
    The Bhutan High Court sentenced Gospel for Asia-supported missionary *Ugyen Tashi to three years in prison for “attempting to promote civil unrest” for showing a film about Jesus. On May 21st, carrying a generator and a projector, Ugyen walked for two days into interior villages of Bhutan with a single purpose—to give people a chance to learn about Jesus. But when one of the village chiefs learned of the movie’s content, he informed the chief of his district, who then called the police to arrest Ugyen. Investigations and Questionings The days following the arrest were a whirlwind of investigations, questionings,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/22/2012 2:08:36 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 22 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    The Word of the King March 22, 2012  "Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?" (Ecclesiastes 8:4)  Perhaps the archetype of absolute monarchs was Babylonia's King Nebuchadnezzar, of whom the prophet Daniel could say: "Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory" (Daniel 2:37). The word of this and every true king was with power, the king being answerable to no man but himself, for his authority came from God. "For there...
  • Missions Leader on Thousands of New Church Plants in Muslim Areas

    03/22/2012 1:22:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2012 | Michelle A. Vu
    Over 6,000 new churches were planted among Muslims in 18 different countries in Africa over the last seven years. And hundreds of former sheikhs and imams have become followers of Jesus Christ over that period. In just a few years, 45 different "unreached" Muslim-majority people groups in Africa now have access to God's word, with more than 3,000 news churches planted among them. These awe-inspiring statistics, mix with heart-warming narratives about former Muslims, flow out naturally as one talks to Jerry Trousdale, a former church planter among Muslims in West Africa and now head of a disciple-making movement among Muslim...
  • Romney’s challenge to sway evangelical voters

    03/22/2012 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2012 | E.J. Dionne, Jr.
    The Republican presidential primaries this year have turned into a religious census. There is little precedent in modern politics for the extent to which a state’s choice for a nominee has coincided so closely with how many of its ballots were cast by white evangelical voters. Where evangelicals cast a minority of the ballots, Mitt Romney has won. Where evangelical voters predominated, Romney has lost, in most cases to Rick Santorum. Romney’s victory Tuesday in Illinois fit snugly within this pattern. The result pointed to a continuing problem for Santorum: He has yet to break through in places where evangelicals...
  • He Must Increase,I Must Decrease...John 3 pt 20

    John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.(john 3:27-29)The Gospel of John chapter three is constructed in such a way as to make a specific theological point. There is a continuity of thought,...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/21/2012 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 21 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    By Any Means March 21, 2012  "And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west." (Acts 27:12)  This seemingly insignificant phrase "by any means" (Greek ei pos) is actually used to express the urgency of attaining some object sought, along with the means for its attainment. It occurs just four times in the New Testament, and it is interesting that these four...
  • Pastor’s Fiery Remarks at Santorum Rally Reverberate

    03/21/2012 5:27:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/19/12 | Katherine Q. Seelye
    Rick Santorum attended a revival-type church service on Sunday night in Louisiana, where the Rev. Dennis Terry, pastor of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, offered some fire and brimstone in a videotaped sermon that on Monday was going viral because of his fiery comments. “I don’t care what the liberals say, I don’t care what the naysayers say, this nation was founded as a Christian nation,” Mr. Terry said. “There’s only one God, and his name is Jesus,” he continued. “I’m tired of people telling me that I can’t say those words. I’m tired of people telling us as Christians...
  • Being 'Born-Again' Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study

    03/21/2012 12:16:40 AM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 47 replies
    philly.com ^ | 2012-03-20 | Mary Elizabeth Dallas
    WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who say they've had a life-changing religious experience are more likely to have a greater decrease in size of the hippocampus, the part of the brain critical to learning and memory, new research finds. ...or conversely, those who had no religious affiliation, had more hippocampal shrinkage (or "atrophy") compared to people who identified themselves as Protestants, but not born-again. ...SOURCE: Duke University, news release, May 19, 2011
  • Mercy Ministries - Helping girls who have been sexually and emotionally abused (Evangelical Caucus)

    03/20/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT · by Country Gal · 5 replies
    Here is another incredible ministry showing that the love of Christ heals the broken. Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/20/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT · by Sopater · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 20 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.
    Statement of Christ's Purpose March 20, 2012  "For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you." (John 13:15)  Schools, businesses, and institutions are all well-advised to develop and live by a "statement of purpose" if they are to be successful, evaluating each activity by its effectiveness in fulfilling that purpose.   As Christians, we should also have a well-defined purpose. Each individual's specific purpose will vary somewhat, depending on that person's giftedness, background, and circumstances; but since Christ is our example, each Christian's statement of purpose should reflect His priorities and...
  • Doing The Truth...John 3 pt 19

    And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God (John 3:19-21)Jesus’ discussion with Nicodemus, that there is a “new birth” ended on the related topic of the final judgment of all men at the throne of God. Being “born from above”is the only...
  • Santorum courts conservative Christians

    03/20/2012 3:00:09 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 8 replies
    CBS News.com ^ | March 19, 2012
    CENTRAL, La. — When a nationally influential evangelical leader gathered dozens of pastors at his home church to hear from a presidential candidate, he had a simple message: Rick Santorum is one of us, and your parishioners should vote for him. Nearly a hundred pastors from all over Louisiana and from as far away as Texas and Colorado accepted Family Research Council President Tony Perkins' invitation to hear a personal pitch Sunday from the former Pennsylvania senator, who met with them in a private briefing before he addressed the more than 1,400 faithful who crowded into the sanctuary at Greenwell...
  • Days of Praise [Creation Devotional]

    03/19/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Sopater · 7 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 19 | Henry Morris, Ph.D.
    The Terror of the Lord March 19, 2012  "Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences." (2 Corinthians 5:11)  The use of the English word "terror" in this verse as a translation of the Greek phobos (from which we get our word "phobia") indicates that the frequent Old Testament phrase "fear of the Lord" means much more than implied in the modern euphemism "reverential trust." The only other New Testament use of this phrase is in Acts 9:31: "Then had...
  • THE Father Is the Covering over the church(body)in Jesus Christ !

    03/18/2012 4:45:54 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-18-12 | Jedediah
    THE FATHER IS THE COVERING OVER THE CHURCH (BODY) IN JESUS CHRIST Jordans are breaking wide open again , Where ever you go and they call you friend , For it is the love of The Father you carry with you , As my priest in the midst of the Jordans(resistant) I am sending to you , So know I am with you and and you are my ark , Now it is time for us to embark , For you shall be used to reveal the true and faithful way , As you release my words each day ,...
  • Evangelical leaders urged to mobilize against administration contraception policy

    03/17/2012 10:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    CNN's Belief Blog ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jessica Yellin
    An influential Christian leader is calling for the evangelical community to match the Catholic church's efforts mobilizing against the Obama administration's policy on contraception coverage. "I'm asking evangelical churches to get as involved as the Catholic church has," said Chuck Colson, founder of the Prison Fellowship and the Christian radio broadcast Breakpoint. "Catechize members. If it's from the pulpit, that's fine. If by pastoral letter, that's fine. If by announcements at Bible studies, that's fine. The church in America is a sleeping giant. On an issue like this, it will be aroused." Colson e-mailed more than 500,000 people of faith...