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  • A Cup Of Trembling...Zechariah 12

    09/09/2012 7:08:19 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies
    This is a reprint of an article I did two years ago. I posted it because of developments in the conflict between Israel and Iran brought one senior Israeli official to remark that “we are entering the most fateful 50 days since the Yom Kippur war”. This as well as the fact that a major political party in the US agreed to disavow God and Jerusalem, and when the wiser among them realized the potential political fallout, they were loudly booed when they tried to put God and Israel back into the platform. This is the word of the LORD...
  • West Texas native, Baptist missionary murdered in Jordan

    09/07/2012 7:04:48 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Lubbock Online ^ | 7 August 2012 | Walt Nett
    The horror of a Southern Baptist missionary’s death in Jordan is gradually resonating to her childhood home on the rural South Plains this week. Sudan native Cheryll Harvey, 55, a longtime member of College Heights Baptist Church in Plainview, was found stabbed to death late Tuesday night in her apartment in the city of Barha, about 50 miles north of Amman. Harvey’s teaching was in connection with the Jordan Baptist Society, according to a report published by the Baptist Press. Don Robertson, pastor at College Heights Baptist Church, said Harvey had taught English and other subjects in Jordan for 24...
  • Short and concise explanations of misunderstood <br>and taken out of context Scriptures

    09/06/2012 5:35:38 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 20 replies
    Let Us Reason ^ | 2012 | Anonymous
    Why is there no genealogy of Cain?Does man have ALL authority in the same way it says about Jesus? p.2What did Jesus mean by “Today you will be with Me in Paradise”What does it mean for the church to be lukewarm in Revelation 3Born of Water and Spirit are two different things
  • The Easiest Way For You And Your Church To Always Be Ready by Damon Whitsell

    09/06/2012 5:05:58 PM PDT · by damonw · 2 replies
    GraceApologetics ^ | 9/6/12 | Damon Whitsell
    "The following was submitted to my second favorite apologetics ministry Apologetics315, it is about my most favorite apologetics site, how I started an apologetics program at my church and will be featured here along with many other fabulous testimonies and resources to help you get apologetics into your church. ________________________________ Hello there, my name is Damon Whitsell. I am a member of, and now long dreamed of Apologetics teacher at, Grace Community Baptist Church in Dayton Texas. Although I have studied General and Christian Cult Apologetics since 1985 and have been DOING Apologetics online and in life since 1998 because...
  • New Report Examines Salaries of Megachurch Pastors

    09/04/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2012 | By Lillian Kwon
    Salaries for megachurch pastors have increased over the last two years after a short period of stagnation, a new report reveals. According to the 2012 Large Church Salary Report by Leadership Network, senior pastor salaries rose about 2 percent per year for the last two years. These pastors were found, for the most part, to be leading growing churches. The study is the largest-scale project of its kind. Leadership Network has been conducting salary surveys of large churches since 2001. "We were the pioneers in doing so," said Warren Bird, director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network,...
  • Christian Girl Hailed as 'Daughter of Nation' by Senior [Islamic] Pakistani Cleric

    09/04/2012 6:11:52 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9/3/12 | Jon Boone
    The Christian girl who was allegedly framed for blasphemy by her local mullah has been hailed as a "daughter of the nation" by one of Pakistan's most senior Islamic clerics, who also vowed to guarantee her safety if she is eventually released from prison. The heavyweight support for Rimsha Masih from the chairman of the All Pakistan Ulema Council, a grouping of Islamic clerics, is being seen as a remarkable turn of events in a country where individuals accused of insulting Islam are almost never helped by powerful public figures. In a fiery press conference at a central Islamabad hotel,...
  • DNC Knick-Knacks Include Calendar Comparing Obama to Jesus Christ (Video)

    09/03/2012 1:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 3, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Apparently, there are a few nitwits who still believe in the hopey-changey crapola. An Obama calendar sold in Charlotte this week compares the failed president to Jesus Christ. Here is the August 2013 page from the “Keep the Dream Alive” calendar:(IMAGE AT LINK)There’s even a video to accompany the calendar:(VIDEO AT LINK) What part of “worst jobs president since the Great Depression” do they not understand?
  • Grace and Peace to you...(Grace pt 1)

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.( 2 Corinthians 1:2)Greetings such as these are common in the New Testament, therefore we are in danger of treating them as inconsequential. But every Word in Sacred Writ has been selected by the Holy Spirit for our benefit. What does the apostle mean by wishing “Grace and Peace” upon all who turn aside from the din of this “vanity fair” we live in, to read his letters? It would profit us to learn and relearn the meaning of this profound word, Grace. Grace, or (grk) Charis...
  • Witnessing to Jews

    09/02/2012 12:04:42 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 9 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 9/1/2012 | Dr. Ron Rhodes
    As one reads through the Bible, we find progressively detailed prophecies about the identity of the Messiah. Obviously, as the prophecies become increasingly detailed, the field of qualified "candidates" becomes increasingly narrow. In showing a Jewish person that Jesus is the Messiah, one effective approach is to begin with broad prophecies and then narrow the field to include increasingly specific and detailed prophecies. You might use circles to graphically illustrate your points as you share these prophecies. As suggested by Stuart Dauermann, seven increasingly detailed "circles of certainty" include: 1.Messiah's humanity (Genesis 3:15). 2.Messiah's Jewishness (Genesis 12:1-3; 28:10-15). 3.Messiah's tribe...
  • Muslim Terrorists’ Prayers Promoted by the Democrat Convention!

    08/31/2012 8:12:42 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 10 replies
    Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | August 31, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    This must be a dream or more correctly, a nightmare! Surely Democrat leaders are not so uninformed, unconcerned, and unaccountable that they would promote on their official website a prayer meeting of 20,000 Muslims near their convention! (Only 200 showed up Friday!) Can any group be so stupid? Well, Liberals have had a great deal of experience with stupidity, and some of their leaders are known to regularly take stupid pills (covered by ObamaCare). But it gets worse because two of the Muslim leaders are outspoken terrorists, as admitted by other Muslims! To further exacerbate the problem, Democrat leaders refused...
  • Dispensational Principle No. 34 - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/31/2012 2:04:41 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789
    THINGS TO COME - A Journal of Biblical Literature | May, 1913 | Charles Welch
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  • Evangelical Magazine "Christianity Today" Turns Critical Eye to Contraception

    08/30/2012 8:01:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Kresta in the Afternoon ^ | 8/1/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    August 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Christianity Today, the flagship magazine of Evangelical Protestantism in the United States, has published a spate of articles questioning the practice of contraception in recent months, accentuating a trend against birth control among Evangelicals that has been accelerating during the last half-decade. The publication’s latest installment on the topic is a review of “Adam and Eve and the Pill,” by Catholic writer Mary Eberstadt, which defends her thesis that contraception, and particularly the contraceptive pill, is the “Pandora’s box” of the sexual revolution. “As Eberstadt sees it, the contraceptive pill has launched us into a...
  • Austin Ray Cobb: Naked, Eye-Shadowed Bryan Man Busted for Trashing Best Western [and Gideons Bible]

    08/29/2012 1:13:13 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Houston Press ^ | Aug. 29 2012 | John Nova Lomax
    Bad craziness in a Best Western has landed a Bryan man behind bars for the sixth time since December. Police were summoned to the hotel when a maid told management that a room rented by 22-year-old Austin Ray Cobb had been ransacked. Actually, make that two rooms, because Cobb rented the first on Sunday afternoon, then went back to the desk and complained about the toilet and was given a second, which he cleverly signed for under an alias. (He'd used his real name for the first.) Motel staff would later say that Cobb had been acting strangely and appeared...
  • Campaign Against Chinese Christian Candidate in Jakarta Gubernatorial Race

    08/29/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    Asia News ^ | 8/27/12 | Mathias Hariyadi
    Voters in the capital will cast their ballot on 20 September for their new governor. Muslim groups have launched personal racist anti-Christian attacks. Imams and other religious leaders have called on residents to vote only for Muslims. Fears are growing about the campaign’s impact on Indonesia’s fragile social fabric.Jakarta (AsiaNews) - Tensions are rising in Jakarta, Java, as the date (20 September) of the runoff in the capital's gubernatorial election approaches. The race is very close and everything is good, even personal attacks, against other candidates. However, there is a risk that it might become an ethnic and social confrontation....
  • Christian Suicide Watch: New Jersey Church Honored Ramadan ~ Video

    08/28/2012 5:52:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Logan's Warning ^ | 8.28.2012 | Christopher Logan
    As you can see the Reverend is reaching out to Muslims. Does he really think that no other Christians have tried doing this in 1400 years? Does he not know about the centuies long Islamic persectuion Egypt’s Coptic Christians? Does he not know of the plight of the Assyrian Christians of Iraq? Or the wide spread persecution of Christians across the Islamic world? Is he not aware that the Islamic prayer preaches hatred against Christians? Is he not aware that Islam instructs Muslims not to befriend Christians? That Islam instructs Muslims to lie, and that the Koran calls for Muslim...
  • World Wide Televised Evangelical Crusade to be Live Streamed on Internet

    08/26/2012 9:15:36 AM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    GATE ^ | 8/26/12 | Chuck Wolk
    Today there will be a world wide Evangelical Crusade live on television, radio, and HD via internet streaming. Starting at 4pm PT, 5pm MT, 6pm CT, and 7 pm ET, the Crusade will have live music by some of the top bands of Christian Rock Music. Mercy Me, Third, Day, Jeremy Camp and others will all lead the worship service. Since this event first took place in 1990, it has grown into a world wide phenomenon that the secular world is at a loss to understand, or report. Well, the world may be confused and the MSM may never...
  • The Division Card...(Race in America)

    These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.(Proverbs 6:16-19)I have a friend, he is a christian, and a really decent person in every respect except one. He constantly makes insulting and unfair references to race. For example every Columbus day one can expect a comment like, “maybe we should break into someone’s house, give them...
  • 10 Questions to Diagnose the Evangelistic Health of Your Church

    08/25/2012 8:26:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/25/2012 | Thom S. Rainer
    Any good physician will make certain your physical exam includes at least three components. First, the doctor will want you to have thorough lab work. Second, all exams include a comprehensive look at your physical body. Third, the physician will ask you a series of questions that would lead him or her to know more about your overall physical and emotional health. In my work with churches across America, I often ask a series of questions that help me assist the church to become more evangelistically focused. Recently, I took time to write down the questions I ask most often....
  • Empowerment Temple Calls a “Code Red” in Preparation for 2012 Election (Black "Leaders" in a panic)

    08/22/2012 8:01:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Afro ^ | August 22, 2012 | Alexis Taylor and Ashley Cox
    It’s Friday evening. The air is cool and the sky is clear. A group of well-dressed men and women gather at Empowerment Temple in West Baltimore at an event designed to spur people to register and vote in the upcoming election and those that will follow. Inside the church, a panel of distinguished guests has their audience's full attention. CNN commentator Roland Martin asked the panel--including the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, former Rep. John Conyers, BET commentator Jeff Johnson, Bishop Vashti McKenzie and several others--what they perceived to be the biggest problem among Blacks and how that problem could be...
  • From Bible-Belt Pastor to Atheist Leader (Heroes of the Left Alert

    08/22/2012 3:14:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/22/2012 | Robert F. Worth
    Late one night in early May 2011, a preacher named Jerry DeWitt was lying in bed in DeRidder, La., when his phone rang. He picked it up and heard an anguished, familiar voice. It was Natosha Davis, a friend and parishioner in a church where DeWitt had preached for more than five years. Her brother had been in a bad motorcycle accident, she said, and he might not survive. DeWitt knew what she wanted: for him to pray for her brother. It was the kind of call he had taken many times during his 25 years in the ministry. But...
  • Restless Heart: Confessions of Augustine

    08/22/2012 10:16:36 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Link to Facebook page (with discussion and news): Restless Heart on Facebook.com Filmed in Europe, RESTLESS HEART is the first full-length feature movie on St. Augustine. Born in North Africa, Augustine studied in Carthage, becoming an accomplished but dissolute orator. After converting to Manichaeism, a guilt-free religion, he was called to the imperial court in Milan to serve as an opponent to the Christian Bishop Ambrose. But when the Empress Justina sent imperial guards to clear out a basilica where Augustine's mother, Monica, was worshipping, her constant prayers and the witness of Ambrose won him over to Christianity. Serving in...
  • Bitter Fruit Of The Arab Spring...Crucifixion

    They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.(John 16:2-3)In December 2010, Mohammed Bouazizi, an impoverished fruit dealer in Tunisia, long harrssed and stolen from by a female police officer, set himself on fire out of frustrated despair. He just couldn’t take the daily humiliation any more. Evidently Bouazizi’s frustration with the corruption and daily humiliation was shared by many of his countrymen, for the demonstrations which followed led...
  • The Church’s great rummage sale

    08/20/2012 9:38:49 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 3 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 08/16/2012 | Mark Wingfield
    Once more with feeling: The demise of traditional Protestant congregations has been greatly exaggerated. Yes, mainline denominations have been losing members for a number of years. Yes, many churches are dwindling in number and resources and even closing. And yes, seeker-driven worship and the emerging church movement and screens and projectors and guitars and drum sets and pastors in golf shirts appear to be the wave of the present and the future. But despite all that, there are well-established Protestant congregations in America that are vibrant and healthy and still adhering to traditional church structures and liturgies. It can be...
  • Jeremiah 33:24 Whom the LORD hath chosen.

    08/19/2012 7:45:47 PM PDT · by elijah1757 · 3 replies
    elijah1757.wordpress.com ^ | 8/19/2012 | elijah1757
    Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. – Jer 33:24 KJV Really?… Whom the Lord hath chosen?So when we have been cast down, even by the chastisement of the Almighty, consider not what others may think, say, or do.You are of them – which the Lord hath chosen.Though thinks look bleak, depression and grief are our companions, and the calendar is a frightful thing, it is not up...
  • Pat Robertson's Adoption Remarks "Of The Devil," Says SBC's Russell Moore

    08/19/2012 10:34:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 8/17/12 | Jeremy Weber
    Southern Baptist leader defends international adoption from 700 Club comments.It's not unusual for comments by Pat Robertson to provoke heated reactions. But this time, what's unusual is the subject matter: adoption. Robertson recently expressed affirmation on The 700 Club for men who don't want to date women who have children adopted from foreign countries, notes Associated Baptist Press. His comments -- including, "You don’t have to take on somebody else’s problems" -- provoked a strong rebuke from Russell Moore, a Southern Baptist Theological Seminary dean who has become a prominent advocate for adoption. "This is not just a statement we...
  • Dispensational Principles (Nos. 31-33) - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/18/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 6 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | Feb, Mar, Apr 1913 | Charles Welch
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  • Group: D.C. gunman may have targeted us, too (Traditional Values Coalition)

    08/18/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The head of a second Christian conservative organization said Friday she was told by authorities that a note containing her group's contact information was found in the pocket of a man charged with opening fire at the Washington offices of another such group, wounding a security guard. Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty said FBI agents visited her group's Capitol Hill offices hours after the Wednesday morning shooting as part of their investigation. The next day, she said, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force came by and confirmed that "our information was in his pocket," including the location of...
  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Doctors Kill People!

    08/18/2012 9:52:35 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | August 17, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    An organization devoted to helping health care professionals who have been falsely accused of medical misconduct declared that “doctors are approximately 9,000 times more likely to accidentally kill someone than gun owners.” Humm, so guns don’t kill people; doctors kill people. (Semmelweis Society International.) It seems some medical doctors have no shame as proved when they took advantage of the mass shooting of six Sikhs at their temple in Wisconsin by a nut case. I always expect shameless politicians to take advantage of any tragedy to grab guns but they will never use such experiences as a platform to demand...
  • Dispensational Principles - The Prayers of the Lord's Prisoner (Dispensational)

    08/18/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 6 replies
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | January, 1913 | Editors
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  • Is America Really Under Attack From Conservative Right-Wing Terrorist Who Want Civil War?

    08/16/2012 8:08:47 PM PDT · by damonw · 47 replies
    The Religion of Conquest ^ | 8/16/2012 | Damon Whitsell
    Actually no. But yesterday I became highly concerned that the opposite is probably true and I expect there will be mass riots, at the least, if Obama does not win re-election. Although I was studying to do a writing on the leftist twisting of the heretical/heterodoxical movement in Christianity named by sociologist Dominionism, to smear Christian Conservatives (see Christian Dominionism Is a Myth, Michele Bachmann and Dominionism Paranoia, Kingdom Coming…Buyer Beware and Why is the media so ignorant about religion?), The Tea Party and the political right in general – I kinda got side tracked. While researching, reading mostly articles...
  • Jeff Foxworthy Will Teach You About the Bible [Hollywood, Twitter and religion in the modern age]

    08/15/2012 6:00:30 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    The Philly Post ^ | 08/13/12 | Bri Bosak
    Other than constantly feeling like I am going to get in trouble, the only thing Catholic school ever gave me is the ability to tell people I used to be Catholic. There are a lot of former Catholics out there. Granted, increasingly unpopular stances on issues like homosexuality and birth control, paired with the exposure of a massive sex-abuse scandal, hasn’t won the Church much support in recent years. But disappearing churches and churchgoers aren’t unique to Catholicism—most Christian denominations are suffering from a loss of faith. Yet, despite cries that “Religion Is Dying in America!,” I argue otherwise. In...
  • Baptists Can't Sue Over Festival Preaching Rules

    08/14/2012 9:02:10 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 35 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | August 14, 2012 | JOSEPH CELENTINO
    CHICAGO (CN) - A group of Baptists lack standing to sue Chicago over preaching restrictions at a summer festival hosted by a nearby Catholic church, the 7th Circuit ruled. The three-judge panel ruled that the city has no official policy threatening the group's First Amendment right to preach at the annual summer event. The St. Symphorosa Catholic Church hosts a multiday public festival each year, during which it obtains a city permit to close portions of two public streets to traffic. In 2008 Frank Teesdale, pastor of the Garfield Baptist Church a few blocks away, attended the festival with members...
  • Billy Graham in NC hospital with bronchitis

    08/13/2012 5:40:34 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 13, 2012 | Associated Press
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A spokesman for Billy Graham says the 93-year-old evangelist is being treated at a North Carolina hospital for bronchitis. A joint statement Sunday from Graham's spokesman and Mission Hospital says Graham was admitted overnight for an infection in his lungs. The hospital is in Asheville, near his home in Montreat. He is resting comfortably in stable condition.
  • A Hymn and A Psalm For Sunday

    A Hymn and a Psalm for Sunday Posted on August 12, 2012 Happy Sunday everyone, Jesus is Lord ! Love Lifted Me James Rowe 1912 I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more, But the Master of the sea, heard my despairing cry, From the waters lifted me, now safe am I. Love lifted me! Love lifted me! When nothing else could help Love lifted me! All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling In His blessčd presence live, ever His praises sing, Love...
  • Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! Part III

    08/11/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 38 replies
    Email Subscription From Dr. Boys | August 11, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    No subject on angels would be complete (and this treatise is far from complete), without dealing with the passage in Gen. 6, one of the most controversial, confusing, and convoluted Bible passages. The incident happened just before the global Flood, and whatever position one may take as to the identity of the culprits, their sin was a partial reason (along with the violence) for the world disaster (Gen. 6:5; 11). Moses tells about the “sons of God” cohabitating with the “daughters of men” resulting in the production of nephilim translated “giants” and/or “fallen ones.” Some scholars contend that the “sons...
  • 'Spiritual Olympics' Series (S.O.S.): A Glimpse of Mormonism Around the Globe [Vanity]

    08/11/2012 8:00:00 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 83 replies
    Colofornian | Aug. 11, 2012 | Colofornian
    The apostle Paul -- and other Biblical men of God who constructed the New Testament -- at times used athletic words and analogies of the day. James used the word "swift" (James 1:19); John talked about overcoming (1 John 5:4); and the apostle Paul wrote about exercise (1 Tim. 4:7); wrestling (Eph. 6:12); striving (within preparation boundaries) (2 Tim. 2:5), and running a race (1 Cor. 9:24). The author of Hebrews also discussed the need to "lay aside every weight" (Heb. 12:1). The Greek word for "weight" -- ogkos -- was a burden or something heavy or cumberson enough that...
  • A New Synopsis - Genesis (Dispensational)

    08/10/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 1 replies
    Things to Come, A Journal of Biblical Literature | March, 1913 | James Christopher Smith
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  • Chick-fil-A to be issue in gay marriage votes

    08/10/2012 3:33:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | August 10, 2012 | Michael Foust, associate editor
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- In a sign that the debate over Chick-fil-A is not going away, traditional groups in the four states voting on gay marriage this fall apparently are set to make the pushback against the restaurant an issue, arguing that the intimidation and name-calling aimed at Chick-fil-A were only a preview of what will happen to traditionalists if marriage is redefined. In recent days pro-traditional marriage groups in Maine and Washington state have sent emails to supporters referencing the Chick-fil-A controversy, with one of them warning "there will be profound consequences" if gay marriage is legalized. The National...
  • My Second Week in Provo [Witnessing to Mormons to how we are 'worthy' only in Christ]

    08/10/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    Mark Cares ^ | Aug. 10, 2012 | Mark Cares
    We are wrapping up our second and final week in Provo. Close to 50 people joined us as we went door to door testifying to our perfection in Christ. We reached thousands of homes and had hundreds of good conversations. Dozens of people expressed interest in our message and thanked us (sometimes with tears) for telling them that Jesus had done everything for them to be worthy and acceptable to God. A surprising number of people gave us their contact information so that we can continue the conversation in the weeks and months ahead. We found it interesting how varied...
  • Jesus on Marriage: Matthew 19:4-9: "Between male and female" [only]

    08/10/2012 12:37:53 AM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    Bible: King James Version and NIV Version + plus vanity | August 10, 2012
    Matthew 19:4-9 King James Version: 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away? 8 He...
  • Iran's Demon Possession...Islam in Prophecy pt 15

    And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me. Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael...
  • Why Catholicism Is Losing Influence To Protestantism In Brazil

    08/08/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 113 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 17, 2012 | Ryan Villarreal
    At least 1 million evangelical Christians took part in Saturday's annual "March for Jesus" in Sao Paulo, demonstrating the growing trend of Protestantism in Brazil. With 123.2 million of 191 million Brazilians identifying as Catholic according to 2010 census data, the South American nation still holds the world's largest Catholic population, but adherents to the faith have been steadily declining over several decades, while Protestantism, particularly evangelical Christianity, has been on the rise.
  • A New Synopsis - Exodus

    08/06/2012 9:16:24 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies
    My files | September, 1913 | James Christopher Smith
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  • “Mitt Romney, Mormonism and the Christian Vote”: A Biblical Call to Christian Ministers and Leaders

    08/05/2012 4:35:35 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 222 replies
    For the Sake of the Gospel.com | 2012
    “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” (1 Timothy 4:16) Copyright 2012 FortheSakeoftheGospel.com All Rights Reserved. Permission is hereby granted to repost under the condition that a link is provided encouraging Christians to add their names as signers.For the sake of the Gospel, we, the undersigned, call upon Christian leaders and their respective ministries and organizations, if you plan on endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for the office of President of the United States, do so by clearly and unequivocally distancing yourself and...
  • Reflections on Homosexuality

    08/05/2012 1:34:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 75 replies
    Pastor Matthew ^ | 8/5/2012 | Matthew R. St. John
    While a student at Dallas Seminary a good friend of mine and I went to an IHOP to study for a Hebrew exam. My friend seemed unusually anxious, tender and, admittedly, a bit awkward. At some point during the evening I finally asked him if he was okay. He looked around cautiously, then in a whisper said to me, “I need to tell you something I have never told anyone else before.” “Okay,” I said. “You can tell me anything.” “I’m gay.” With that, I stood up from the table, invited him to stand up, and gave him and a...
  • Angels: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly! Part II

    08/05/2012 11:20:31 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 8 replies
    Dr. Boys' Email Subscription to Me | August 4, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    When bad angels allegedly speak to humans (who almost invariably write books about their experiences and do the talk show circuit), the bad angel (demon) almost always conveys the false message of reincarnation and that any religion is good and acceptable. With both teachings, you are wading into the deep, dark, dank, and dirty backwaters of heresy. Such teachings are not found between the covers of the Bible, and that’s our only reliable guide, not the self-serving ranting of disturbed or lying individuals. New Agers even teach gullible people how to contact their angels and tell them to meditate on...
  • Princeton professor urges hotels to remove pornography

    08/05/2012 3:07:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | Washington D.C., Aug 1, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Catholic News Agency (CNA) Prof. Robert George. Washington D.C., Aug 1, 2012 / 02:03 am (CNA).- Catholic law professor Robert P. George of Princeton University is discouraging pornography use in hotel rooms by calling on hotel CEOs to consider the harm that it causes.   “Pornography is part of a larger phenomenon that’s rooted in the fundamental misunderstanding of sexuality,” he told CNA in a July interview.George recently teamed up with prominent Muslim intellectual Shaykh Hamza Yusuf in writing letters to the CEOs of the five largest hotel chains that offer pornography in their hotel rooms.He explained that the move...
  • Turkey's Fate...Islam In Prophecy pt 15

    The modern nation of Turkey is an important player in the events leading to the Day of the Lord. Though it is a Muslim nation at present, in the earliest centuries of the new testament church, it was in the Turkish region that the gospel first flourished beyond the borders of Judea and Samaria. The apostles took the gospel to what then was refered to as the Roman province of Asia, within decades of the resurrection of Jesus. Paul taught there for two years as recorded in Acts 19.The original letters of the Apocalypse were addressed to churches in Ephesus,...
  • Castrate all Preachers on Day of Their Ordination

    08/04/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 15 replies
    Email Subscription From Dr. Boys | August 1, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    I think there is a strange, new virus going around that gravitates to church leadership that almost requires them to think immorality is normal, acceptable, and almost commendable. Another Fundamentalist pastor has dishonored his family, damaged his church, disgraced his calling, disobeyed the Scriptures, destroyed his reputation, demeaned all Christians, and deflowered (do they still use that term) an unknown number of young girls. The deacon board of First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana quickly fired him and agreed to work with the authorities. The disgraced pastor is the son-in-law of former pastor, Dr. Jack Hyles, a deceased friend of...
  • Massive evangelical church service set to run on the eve of Democratic convention

    08/02/2012 5:46:08 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    Deseret News ^ | July 31, 2012
    Our take: On Sept. 2, the night before the Democratic convention opens in Charlotte, N.C., a group of more that 40 different evangelical churches and denominations will meet in the 20,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre to pray for the outcome of the 2012 presidential election and the state of America, among other things. Organizers of the meeting have drawn some controversy for their unwavering opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion and they have called on attendees to fast for the 40 days leading up to the meeting.On the night before the Democratic convention in Charlotte, at the tip of America's bible...