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  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think. Msgr. Charles Pope • September 30, 2015 • We are often told to trust in God. And most of us have counseled others who are anxious or downcast to trust in God. But what does it mean?In too many cases what people mean when they counsel trust is this: “Don’t worry, God will eventually give you what you’re looking for. Just keep praying and trust that He’ll come through for you.” What is meant by “coming through for you” is some answer on your terms; it’s as if...
  • Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

    09/29/2015 8:26:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    Premier Christian Media ^ | 9-29-15 | Hannah Tooley
    Revd Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, openly denies one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that it was "ghastly theology" to believe that Jesus Christ died for sinners. Following the comments, the footage was uploaded online and the current Free Church Moderator Revd David Robertson responded by writing a blog post on the subject, saying such preaching was profoundly anti-Christian. Mr McKenna, who has the potential to be a Church of Scotland Moderator, then contacted Robertson and the men met to discuss theology. A debate has been set for...
  • God is Wrong if EPA is Right

    09/28/2015 7:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | September 28, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    God “saw all the things that he had made and they were very good” yet EPA policies imply God’s creation, especially CO2-exhaling humans, is very bad. Who’s right? Today, I’ll use science to prove God right and the EPA wrong in its war on men—and the energy, safety and jobs men extract from refining natural resources like coal and oil. In Genesis 1:26-31, God makes men in His “image and likeness,” and tells men to “fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that...
  • The Pope's Problem

    09/24/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I've been a Roman Catholic since 1954. I have great respect for Pope Francis. When it comes to matters of faith and morals, what he says, goes. But when it comes to politics and economics, the pope is about as far from infallible as anyone can get. For example, he was in Cuba earlier this week, meeting informally with Fidel Castro and touring the island to say Masses and meet with priests. Apparently the pope was having such a good time he forgot that for more than half a century Cuba has been a rotten communist prison camp and his...
  • Who Could Doubt the President's Obvious Faith? [Hes just as Christian as the rest of his party]

    09/23/2015 7:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/23/2015 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    As if on cue, the Christian bona fides of President Obama were suddenly front and center, championed by every atheistic and/or secular media figure capable of reaching a camera or a microphone. This, apparently, is a significant part of their current job description. They serve and protect the president from scrutiny, and to smear and demean anyone who might express unflattering opinions based on their day to day observations. Actually exploring how such a question might arise in the first place, and whether there is any possible basis for suggesting that Barack Hussein Obama is not Christian, is a fools...

    09/20/2015 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked whether or not he thought President Obama was a Christian, but declined to answer that question, according to the Huffington Post.
  • Video: Ted Cruz's full remarks at Iowa Faith & Freedom Fall Family Dinner

    09/20/2015 8:48:10 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/19/15 | Ted Cruz
    September 19, 2015: Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Forum. Watch the video.
  • Obama Gaffe: "My Muslim Faith" in interview with Geo Stephanoupoulos in 2008

    09/18/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 44 replies
    Please see LINK below at about 1:20 where Obama says "my Muslim faith" and then Stephy corrects him.
  • Life and How to Live it, Part XII

    09/15/2015 6:08:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mike Adams
    One afternoon in early August, I got off a plane in Gulfport, Mississippi with my friend J. Warner Jim Wallace. We were scheduled to speak at a church up in Hattiesburg with our other friend Frank Turek. We had about three hours to make the one-hour drive so we had plenty of time even though our flight had landed thirty minutes late. As we headed up U.S. 49 to Hattiesburg we passed a number of small towns in South Mississippi where many of my relatives were born and raised. My parents met in Gulfport back in 1952 and most...
  • Please pray for little Noah

    08/25/2015 2:10:58 PM PDT · by infool7 · 553 replies
    CaringBridge ^ | 8/25/15 | self
    On March 13th Noah was diagnosed with a brain tumor found at the cerebellum against his brainstem (Classic Medulloblastoma) Please pray for Noah, his parents Samuel and Christina, and his sister Lauren. Noah's MRI yesterday shows his tumor has regrown, and he faces more difficult treatment to come. Lord have mercy.
  • Ben Carson On Trump: I Don't "Deny My Faith In God"

    09/10/2015 7:15:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference before his rally in Southern California, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson took a swipe at his rival Donald Trump by questioning his faith in God when asked about what he saw as the biggest difference between he and the GOP front-runner.
  • Paying for her faith? Topper Christian girl gets ZERO in all her exams in Egypt

    09/08/2015 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, September 7, 2015 | DNA Web Team
    A star student in Egypt was fails all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. A star student in Egypt was shocked to discover she has failed all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. Mariam Malak who had aspirations to go to medical school, had scored high marks in previous exams in that past few years. Malak and her family believe she is a victim of corruption in the Egyptian education system, it has been reported. "I was completely shocked. I couldn't hear anyone, I couldn't speak. I thought how can that happen? How can...
  • Tim Tebow Responds to Being Cut by the Philadelphia Eagles

    09/06/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    YoungCons ^ | September 5, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    When the Philadelphia Eagles traded third-string QB Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals, everyone and their mother thought the door was wide open for Tim Tebow to make the Eagles final 53-man roster. That proved not to be the case. True to his Christian ways, and proving that hes a great sport who was appreciative of the opportunity he had in Philly, the former Heisman winner sent out this message Good man. Dont sweat it, Tim. This may or may not be your last chance in professional football, but your work off the field with your charity and spreading the...
  • Ted Cruz Rally In South Carolina: "If You Think Your Faith Is Safe, Next May Be You" [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RCP ^ | 09/01/2015
    This weekend, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at a "We Stand With God" rally at the South Carolina State capitol. Cruz was introduced by South Carolina radio host Tony Beam, who claimed that Christianity would soon be criminalized as part of the effort to "get rid of Christians." "This is the world were living in," Cruz said. "If you think your faith is safe, next may be you. Next may be me. Next may be your pastor who preaches the Word from the pulpit. Next may be your sister or brother or mom who volunteers at the pregnancy crisis...
  • Poll: 38% born-again Christians believe prayer boosts wealth, 24% think wealth sign of Gods favor

    08/28/2015 7:06:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    A little comments food-fight starter for a slow Friday news cycle. Even your friendly neighborhood atheist blogger is surprised by this result: My memory of youthful Christian lessons is rusty but I do vaguely recall something about rich men and heaven and camels and the eye of a needle. Then again, there’s a difference between praying for a Lamborghini and praying for a pay raise to help make ends meet. Wanting more wealth doesn’t necessarily make you greedy.The question: Why are born-again Christians more likely than those who don’t describe themselves as born again to tie wealth to faith?...
  • What Does Faith Look Like?

    08/25/2015 8:14:25 AM PDT · by LearsFool · 28 replies | Self
    Perhaps that seems like a strange question. Can we see faith? You decide. - Noah built the ark by faith (Heb. 11:7). What did the people without faith do? - Rahab hid the spies by faith (Heb. 11:31). If she hadn't had faith, wouldn't she have turned them in instead? Did the people hunting for the spies have faith? - Abraham left his home and went where God led him, not even knowing where he was going, because he had faith (Heb. 11:8-9). If he hadn't had faith, would he have gone or stayed home? It is faith that causes...
  • Church of Christ verses Baptist Debate: IS FAITH A SYNECDOCHE?

    08/24/2015 8:10:50 PM PDT · by damonw · 47 replies
    How2BecomeAChristian Apologetics ^ | 1-23-15 | Damon Whitsell
    I am posting only an excerpt here because this written debate is pretty long. Read the excerpts to find out what a Synecdoche is if you do not already know. I am the baptist in the debate and think I won hands down because the CoC guy could not even prove that verbs can be synecdoches, but I did finish weakly. I am posting this to FR because in my research I found this to be the only debate on the subject even though the argument is often used by more advanced CoC debaters. Here is opening clips of my...
  • What do FReepers think I should ask them?

    08/24/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 57 replies
    me,myself, &I | Self
    Attending Congressman Jeff Duncan's 5th. annual Faith and Values BBQ/fund raiser this evening.Scheduled speakers include: Dr. Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and my personal favourite; Sen. Ted Cruz. I more than likely will not receive any one-on-one time with these gentlemen but if given the chance to ask any or all of these a question, I respectfully ask my much more learned FReeper colleges what best and poignant question(s) to ask?
  • ICYMI: Sen. Ted Cruz in Des Moines: End the War on Faith in America

    08/22/2015 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies ^ | 08/22/15
    Over 2,500 Iowans Rally for Religious LibertyHOUSTON, Texas — Last night, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hosted a Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Joining Sen. Cruz at the rally were: Dick and Betty Odgaard, Barronelle Stutzman, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Blaine Adamson, Senior Master Sergeant (Retired) Phillip Monk, Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and Naghmeh Abedini. Video of the rally is available here. A roundup of press coverage of the rally appears...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/09/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking part in the sick planned execution. ISIS militants had decreed that the little boy and his father must die after branding them "infidels" because they refused to denounce their faith....
  • Let the weak say I am strong - REALLY?

    08/06/2015 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    We must not allow Obama and the progressive agenda to make us less and less until we are nothing You know what they say, even many so called believers Faith and belief in God help in trauma and trials, not so much with everyday struggles, bills, family challenges and illnesses. Things usually ride their course and we have to deal with what comes and it is often bad. We must man up face up lean on God but certainly dont be one of those extremists who accesses the power, miracles and love of God who actually believes and...
  • UPDATE: Hillsong Issues Statement 8 Months After Worship Leader...

    08/04/2015 2:03:37 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 37 replies
    Stand Up for the Truth ^ | August 3, 2015 | Amy Spreeman
    When one of Hillsong New York Citys worship leaders announced he is a practicing, unrepentant homosexual, and that he is marrying his fellow church singer and boyfriend, Hillsong leadership says nothing. UPDATE: The couples announcement came in January, eight months ago. Today, less than 24 hours after this story published, finally, Hillsong issues a press release.)
  • Scott Walker Still Isnt Sure If President Obama Is Christian

    08/02/2015 2:45:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Time ^ | August 2, 2016 | Phillip Elliot
    ....I dont know, the Republican presidential candidate said... I presume he is,.... Youre not going to get a different answer than I said before, Walker said toward the end of a Q&A session moderated by Politicos Mike Allen. Walker said hes never asked Obama about his faith. As someone who is a believer myself, I dont presume to know someones beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless Ive actually talked with him...... He said he is, and I take him at his word....
  • The Meaning of Life

    07/27/2015 4:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I suppose its a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isnt that something old farts say? The aftermath from the previous nights whirlwind revelry had become all too familiar. Friends had come and friends had gone. My tiny, one bedroom apartment in Thornton, Colorado, was, once again, strewn with empty beer bottles and soggy cigarette butts that lay decomposing in makeshift ashtray tombs. The pungent pong of stale beer and cheap tobacco turned my stomach as I, having just roused at the crack of noon and suffering the hangover...
  • Be Still And Trust

    07/25/2015 8:25:00 AM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 2 replies
    What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spiders web. They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold. Job 8:14-15 (NIV) When life seems unpredictable and our future doesnt feel secure, we naturally want to scramble, doing everything we can to resolve whatever it is that has brought on our anxieties, fears, and discomforts. When we try to take control of an uneasy situation, we start to assume that we had control of the situation to begin with. In these times, God says: Be still...
  • Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Not Support Abortion; Struggles Between His Politics and Faith

    07/25/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former President Jimmy Carter has said in an interview that he does not believe Jesus Christ would support abortion in most cases, identifying the "only conflict" he's had between his political duties and Christian faith. "I have never believed that Jesus would be in favor of abortion, unless it was the result of rape or incest, or the mother's life was in danger. That's been the only conflict I've had in my career between political duties and Christian faith," Carter told The New York Times in an interview posted on Friday. The Democrat made the comments in response to a...
  • How Does A Heart Hardened?

    07/24/2015 9:32:18 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 41 replies
    Growing Up In The Word ^ | 07/25/15 | James Trent
    A hardened heart is unnatural. Sadly many of God's children are walking around with hearts so hardened that they are unable to experience intimacy with God, themselves or others. Since we were created for connection and relationship with God first then others, a hardened heart will cause us to live isolated and withdrawn never truly experiencing the joy, peace, love and the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. How does a heart hardened? A prolonged struggle. Perhaps you have grown weary in the trial even blaming God for not changing the circumstances. Maybe you have a deep wound,...
  • Denver Court Rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

    07/15/2015 6:10:03 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 19 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Melinda Skea
    Moments ago, in a departure from the U.S. Supreme Court's protection of the Little Sisters of the Poor last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Little Sisters must comply with the government's HHS mandate. This mandate forces religious ministries to violate their faith or pay massive IRS penalties.
  • 6 Interesting Facts About Scott Walker's Christian Faith

    07/15/2015 1:17:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    5. An atheist group demanded that Walker delete a Tweet where he quoted the popular passage from Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." The Christian Post reported the story in 2014, where The Freedom from Religious Foundation, known for scouring the country for public mentions of Christianity, aggressively challenged Walker's Tweet because it came from his official governor's account. The governor and his office ignored their request, deciding to leave it up indefinitely.
  • Families Matter and Always Will

    07/13/2015 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 13, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    In a world where many live in urban areas with thousands passing them daily without a smile, a nod of recognition, a word of encouragement, or even a honk of protest, finding sustaining connections with people who care becomes increasingly important. Our families, when natural bonds are nurtured beyond the occasional get-togethers, can help provide that supportive community we so treasure. I’m writing this early in the morning, two hours before we hit the road in Rawlins, Wyoming. We’re returning home from our RV caravan from CA to Kirkland, Illinois and back. When my wife and I told others about...
  • Be On Guard

    07/07/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 7, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    When leaders of City Church in San Francisco (see “Blindsided” in WORLD, July 11, 2015) recently decided to offer membership to same-sex marriage partners, investment banker Liza Hing says “a lot of people in the church were totally blindsided.” Others see such a change as inevitable. But that’s not the way it has to be, even at churches in cities with large gay populations. Redeemer Presbyterian Church Pastor Tim Keller has shown how to attract thousands of young New Yorkers while remaining biblically faithful. The Acts 29 Network is also attracting many young Christians to the new churches it plants....
  • America Headed to the Ash Heap of History?

    07/07/2015 5:18:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    CBN News online ^ | July 7, 2015 | Paul Strand
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- America just marked its 239th Independence Day, the birth of what many consider the greatest nation on earth. But after all these years of celebrating, Americans may soon be mourning its downfall. That's the conclusion of researcher George Barna and historian David Barton in their book U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of Its Roots. ***** Faith is losing its foothold in the land. "The proportion of unchurched people has risen from 28 percent to 48 percent in six years," Barna shared. "The fastest growing faith group in America is atheists and agnostics."
  • Christians: Stand your ground! (...6 things believers can do in wake of high-court ruling)

    07/01/2015 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    The church is under attack today in every way imaginable literally as well as figuratively! We still are reeling from the horrific attacks against the AME Church in Charleston. While our brothers and sisters gathered for a mid-week Bible study and prayer time, they were shot dead. We have seen an amazing display of forgiveness on their part for this cold-blooded killer. Facing the killer in court, several relatives who also attended AME Church extended their forgiveness to this young man, despite his indescribably evil act. The church has since gone back to their mid-week Bible study, saying, This...
  • From Despair to Deliverance: The Journey of Jairus A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year

    06/28/2015 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    From Despair to Deliverance: The Journey of Jairus A Homily for the 13th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope June 27, 2015 The gospel today focuses on a man named Jairus and a journey he makes from despair to deliverance, with the help of Jesus. Of course Jairus is not merely a synagogue official who lived two thousand years ago. You are Jairus and his journey is your journey. We also meet in thisgospel a woman of great faith, to whom the Lord points as an exemplar. If you are ready to accept it, she also...
  • After Botched Operation, Author David Horowitz Reflects on Life, Faith in New Book

    06/27/2015 9:42:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | June 27, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Source: routine hip operation turned into one of those life changing moments for David Horowitz. The surgeon damaged his sciatic nerve, leaving him with a paralyzed left foot and a reservoir of neuropathic pain, Horowitz divulges in the opening chapter of Youre Going to Be Dead One Day: A Love Story. In the midst of his suffering, however, the author found time for reflection. Horowitz is an accomplished author, speaker, and freedom fighter. One of his most well known works, Radical Son, described the transformation he underwent from a radical leftist to a conservative activist. Recently, however, his physical...
  • The Amazing Grace in Faith and Grief in Charleston

    06/26/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 26, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    Nothing so moved so many in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre than the heartfelt expressions of grace and forgiveness for Dylann Roof by the families of the slain. Nothing so astonished the rest of us than the expressions of pity and pleas for mercy for the young man standing before the judge at his bond hearing. "Every fiber in my body hurts," said Felicia Sanders, whose son Tywanza was killed, "and I will never be the same. But as we say in Bible study, we enjoyed you. But may God have mercy on you." "I forgive you,"...
  • 5 faith facts about Bobby Jindal: an evangelical Catholic

    06/25/2015 2:50:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    RNS ^ | June 24, 2015 | David Gibson
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses a legislative luncheon held as part of the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington on June 19, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Carlos Barria*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-JINDAL-FAITH, originally transmitted on June 24, 2015.  This image is available for web and print publication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. (RNS) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (June 24) became the latest Republican to throw his hat into the presidential ring — and in this case, “last” may also mean “least.” Jindal, 44, is currently bringing up the rear in the polls among...
  • 6 Interesting Facts About Donald Trump's Christian Faith

    06/19/2015 6:03:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2015 | BY RAY NOTHSTINE
    Many political experts will not take Donald Trump's quest for the Republican presidential nomination seriously, possibly for good reason. Trump, most notable for his vast real estate empire, wealth, bankruptcies, reality TV show, high profile divorces, and of late, his brash political statements, professes to be a Christian. As The Christian Post reported Tuesday, he even claims he would be "the greatest jobs president God ever created." While Trump might not be popular with a large segment of the Republican Party, many voters no longer feel connected to Washington or what they see as a professional and entrenched political class....
  • Cruz Woos Evangelicals, Saying Religious Liberty Will Be the Defining Issue of 2016

    06/19/2015 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | June 19, 2015 | Alexis Levinson, senior political reporter
    Speaking to a group of Christian conservatives on Thursday, senator Ted Cruz was the only candidate to dispense with his stump speech. Instead, his remarks focused entirely on religious liberty, which he said will be the central issue of the 2016 presidential election. The speech, which Cruz delivered at the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority Conference, was indicative of the crucial role social conservatives and evangelicals will play in Cruzs bid for the Republican nomination. The Texas senator has, during his three years in Washington, tried to define himself as the most conservative man in the race. Perhaps...
  • Don't Make a Savior of Your Morality

    06/15/2015 8:56:58 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 30 replies
    Monergism ^ | 11/10/2014 | john_hendryx
    To utterly despair of oneself is infinitely more difficult for a man than to invent some kind of good works.generated self-salvation project. Human beings irresistibly gravitate toward a works or karma-based system because it gives man the false hope that his redemption is within his own reach. But a salvation that is all of grace, a gift earned by Someone else, is so utterly offensive to human nature, so humbling to our pride, that only a supernatural work of grace will bring a person to yield to it.Contrary to popular and cultural concepts of God, the Bible declares that...
  • Why I'm a Catholic. Sola Scriptura isn't Workable, Part II

    06/13/2015 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Mercat · 59 replies
    Apologia ^ | June 2015 | Ken Hensley
    As you may recall, when we left Martin Luther last week, he was bewailing and bemoaning the theological chaos that came about early on in the Reformation. There are as many sects and beliefs as there are heads. This fellow will have nothing to do with baptism; another denies the Sacrament; a third believes that there is another world between this and the Last Day. Some teach that Christ is not God; some say this, some say that. There is no rustic so rude but that, if he dreams or fancies anything, it must be the whisper of the Holy...
  • Among the ruins of Iraq, Christians' faith burns brightly

    06/09/2015 4:22:34 AM PDT · by EBH
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/9/2015 | Ann Schneible
    Erbil, Iraq, Jun 9, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Despite the potential threat from the nearby Islamic State, several monks and students in northern Iraq have found refuge in an ancient monastery, certain they are in God's hands no matter what happens. Erbils Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda said that those who have chosen to remain in the fourth century Monastery of Saint Matthew have expressed their faith that this is a secure place. He told CNA June 8 that although these Christians are now being protected by the Kurdish military, their sense of safety is not only due to...
  • People in Blue States seek psychiatric help 50% more often than in Red States

    06/07/2015 8:17:27 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies
    newsmachete ^ | June 7, 2015 | Newsmachete
    People who live in liberal states search for psychologists on Google 50% more, per capita, than people from conservative states. Vermont has the most searchers for mental health help, at 74% greater than the national average, which makes sense, since it is a far-left state with a socialist Senator, Bernie Sanders, who likes to talk about the joys of rape. People in liberal Massachusetts and far-left New York search 55% and 56% more often for therapists as well (California, which you would expect to be worst of all, is "only" 41% above average). By contrast, in Idaho, (adjusted for population...
  • Hold on to your faith and belief for dear life

    06/07/2015 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/15 | Judi Mcleod
    As far as Obama is concerned the notion of Good vs Evil is just another conspiracy theory The most destructive, finish-them-off style damage coming from the deadly arsenal of President Barack Obama is his persistence to disappear steadfast belief in God and in anything good. As far as Obama is concerned the notion of Good vs Evil is just another conspiracy theory. This is a Messiah who covets everyones belief in the Creator, and also their belief in the inherent goodness of America that was always there and even in the tumult he deliberately dishes out from the Oval Office...
  • Cardinal Sarah: "Don't deceive people with 'mercy' without repentance."

    05/30/2015 8:20:17 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 30, 2015 | Matteo Matzuzzi
    If the Eucharist is considered [simply] a meal we share in and that nobody can be excluded from it, then the sense of Mystery is lost. So says Cardinal Robert Sarah, the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, in an intervention given at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute for the Studies on Marriage and the Family, at his presentation of: The Family a work in progress, a compilation of essays published by Cantagalli, in view of the upcoming Synod in October. A compilation intent on stimulating a discussion which touches on...
  • Obama to Force Faith- Based Grant Recipients to Hire LGBTs

    05/28/2015 8:58:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Breitbart Big Government, | 5/28/15 | Austin Ruse
    The Obama Administration is poised to require faith-based recipients of federal grants to accept applications from LGBT individuals, according to a report published today by the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam). By executive order last summer, President Obama amended the Johnson-era federal order on non-discrimination in hiring by federal contractors to include non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. That order has roiled faith-based groups. A confidential source tells C-Fam that the White House has directed federal agencies to include sexual orientation and gender identity as
  • SexSex and more sexEvery day, Every way, Every One

    05/28/2015 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | DR. LAURIE ROTH
    Instead, many in America have turned sex and its expression into a walking and diseased 'side show.' I pray we will not become another 'Rome' but we are swiftly on our way It appears the gift of sex and sexuality has been forced over a cliff and shattered into a thousand pieces of broken and perverted expression. Experts are everywhere and those who demand to change our legal, religious, educational and political core. We must become another creaturevoid of Godly morals, laced with experimental sexual drives and controlled by feelings, Government and liberal agendas. Act out, do it again and...
  • China launches campaign to destroy church crosses

    05/26/2015 12:21:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 5/22/15 | June Cheng
    One year after authorities sent excavators to tear down the large Sanjiang Church in Wenzhou, China, officials have returned to remove crosses from the top of churches in Zhejiang province, even drafting regulations banning crosses from the cityscape. Dozens of churches in Lishui city had their crosses removed in May, with one cross burning up as the cutting machinery malfunctioned, according to ChinaAid. The demolitions come after a months-long break in the Zhejiang campaign that saw more than 425 churches lose their crosses or have their entire buildings destroyed.
  • The Decline of Christian America

    05/26/2015 8:18:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | May 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "This is a Christian nation," said the Supreme Court in 1892. "America was born a Christian nation," echoed Woodrow Wilson. Harry Truman affirmed it: "This is a Christian nation." But in 2009, Barack Hussein Obama begged to differ: "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation." Comes now a Pew Research Center survey that reveals the United States is de-Christianizing at an accelerated rate. Whereas 86 percent of Americans in 1990 identified as Christians, by 2007, that was down to 78 percent. Today only 7 in 10 say they are Christians. But the percentage of those describing themselves as atheists,...
  • Maybe Christianity In America Is Dying Because Its Boring Everyone To Death []

    05/20/2015 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/13/2015 | Matt Walsh
    I recently attended a service that might help solve the riddle of the fantastic decline of American Christianity. It was a different church from the one I normally go to. Let me set the scene, perhaps it will sound familiar: I walked in and immediately realized that I’d inadvertently stumbled upon a totally relaxed, convenient, comfortable brand of church. The first hint was the choir members dressed in shorts and flip flops. Sweet, bro. So chill. There were a bunch of acoustic guitars and drums and tambourines and a keyboard. Before the service/concert began, some guy came out to rev...