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  • Does the Church teach two Gospels?

    10/25/2009 1:24:33 PM PDT · by Daniel Gregg · 69 replies · 1,134+ views
    http://www.torahtimes.org/gospel101.html ^ | 10/25/2009 | Daniel Gregg
     Does the Church teach two Gospels?  Daniel Gregg Also posted at Torahtimes.org          When the preacher says Christ died for our sin, what does it make you think?  Does it make you think that he paid the penalty for sin so that the repentant might be forgiven?   Or does it make you think one only needs to believe to be perfectly righteous in God's sight, and then one is saved on the basis of God's vision of righteousness?     Believe it or not, the Church teaches two gospels.  One is a gospel of repentance and pardon, by which a man may be...
  • Joy, Patience, and Faithfulness [Devotional]

    02/02/2009 4:03:42 AM PST · by tenger · 195+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 2, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13 Joy. Patience. Faithfulness. Three very distinct marks of a Believer. They are also three very wonderful character traits to possess, theyre all related. Think of it, youre caring for your ailing but independent parents. Their health is deteriorating but...
  • Devotional: Faithfulness

    10/28/2008 4:29:46 AM PDT · by tenger · 140+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | October 28, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    But the fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness. Galatians 5:22-23 A number of years ago when we were living in Mongolia, our American pastor prayed for a young gals arm to be made whole. It was in a permanently bent position. He prayed with all his might and began to tug lightly on the arm. He continued to pray but nothing seemed to be happening. He opened his eyes, released the arm, and gave the girl a shoulder hug with these words, I dont know why God doesnt heal you. I just dont know why. By now there were tears...
  • Declaration of the African U. Methodist Church to the American U. Methodist Church

    01/08/2008 11:10:40 AM PST · by xzins · 19 replies · 612+ views
    UCMPage ^ | Oct 07 | REV. JERRY P. KULAH
    DECLARATION TO 2008 GENERAL CONFERENCE DELIVERED BY: REV. JERRY P. KULAH DISTRICT SUPERINTENDET MONROVIA DISTRICT CONFERENCE LIBERIA AREA, UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 13TH STREET, SINKOR, P.O. BOX 1010 MONROVIA, LIBEIRA DELIVERED TO: A CONFERENCE FOR GENERAL AND JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCE DELEGATES AND ALL UNITED METHODIST COMMITTED TO THE RENEWAL AND UNITY OF THE CHURCH DATE: 26 -27 OCTOBER, 2007 GREETINGS: Dr. Maxie Dunnam and members of the Invitation Committee of this unique and historic Conference, leaders and members of the Renewal and Reform Coalition Movements within the United Methodist Church, delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences, my brothers and sisters committed...
  • Assurance of Salvation

    07/28/2007 4:56:39 PM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies · 235+ views
    Bible.org ^ | J. Hampton Keathley, III , Th.M.
    Assurance Versus Security Security When we trust in Jesus Christ, our eternal security in Christ becomes a spiritual reality whether we understand it or believe it. Ones belief in security in Christ does not make it true or false. If we have trusted in the person and work of Christ for personal salvation, security is a fact.Assurance Assurance is the confident realization of that security. It is the realization of what we have in Christ such as eternal life, forgiveness of sin, and being the object of God’s personal care as his children. Assurance has to do with our...
  • Kirilenko's Wife Encourages Him to Wander: Once a Year

    03/07/2006 6:16:03 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 93 replies · 13,839+ views
    deseretnews.com ^ | 3/4/06 | unknown
    (Utah) Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko's extracurricular sex life, or lack thereof, has become a subject of national amusement. Kirilenko's wife, Masha Lopatova, once a pop star in the couple's native Russia, is quoted in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine as saying she allows her husband to have sex with another woman one night a year. "When this article comes out, girls will be lining up outside his hotel door," she told the magazine. "When I'm aware and I let him do it, it's not cheating." Kirilenko's response: "I'm not planning to do anything. But she said if you...
  • Bishop Requires Lay People to Affirm Church Teachings

    07/30/2004 12:31:48 PM PDT · by Convert from ECUSA · 44 replies · 697+ views
    KATU TV News (AP) ^ | July 29, 2004 | Aviva L. Brandt
    PORTLAND, Ore. - As a lay liturgical minister and a cantor, Wilma Hens was a leader at her Roman Catholic church in Bend for years. But then Bishop Robert F. Vasa of the Diocese of Baker, headquartered in Bend, issued a two-page "affirmation of faith" that he requires all lay ministers and cantors to agree to. Hens said she couldn't accept the document, which repeatedly states "I affirm and believe" the church's teachings opposing abortion, contraception, homosexuality and other issues. So she quit. Publicly. She stood at a microphone at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bend last month and...
  • Love rat tamed with a single gene (HELP FOR CLINTON?)

    06/17/2004 10:35:40 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 234+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 18, 2004 | Richard Ingham
    All it needs is a single gene to make the promiscuous meadow vole change its ways (Image: U.S. National Park Service) Scientists have tweaked the genes of promiscuous male rodents, transforming them at a stroke into faithful, attentive and caring partners. They changed the behaviour of the meadow vole, Microtus pennsylvanicus, by implanting a single gene into its genome, and reported their results in the current issue of the journal Nature. This playboy of the grasslands thinks nothing about mating with several females at one time and leaving them to rear his offspring while he wanders off in search...
  • Just Who Is It That Has God's Blessing?

    02/02/2004 3:19:24 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 12 replies · 401+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 02-03-04 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Just Who Is It That Has God's Blessing? By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon February 3, 2004 I constantly marvel at the thinking of today's professing Christians. The majority of them seem incapable of comprehending anything above the spoon-fed diet of religious and political propaganda that is daily disseminated from the ivory towers of "anointed" Christian institutions. In no place is this "sound bite" mentality more apparent than when reference is made regarding those people whom they believe are qualified to speak on their behalf. When speaking of those leaders who seem to have a robot-like...