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  • Beware the Deception of False Prophets

    08/01/2016 8:24:58 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-31-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beware the Deception of False Prophets Msgr. Charles Pope • July 31, 2016 • In today’s first reading (Monday of the 18th Week) the Prophet Jeremiah denounces the false prophets of his day, who promise all sorts grand visions for Israel despite its sin. Jeremiah says to the people, By breaking a wooden yoke, you forge an iron yoke! (Jer 28:13) In other words, by failing to repent (breaking the wooden yoke) you shall know an iron yoke. (Think about the addiction to sin of many who do not show restraint earlier in life.) To the false prophets of...
  • Charismatic Post 1

    Charismatic Leader Lou Engle Kissing the feet of a Catholic Priest In the early 1960s, there was a very profound revival which spread across the globe, among mainstream, nominal Christians, which came to be known as the Charismatic movement. It is not the purpose of this article to debate the validity of this movement, for the author is fully aware that very early on, there was ecumenism, false teaching and outright compromise with Roman Catholicism, which has caused many to understandably discount the movement entirely as a Satanic counterfeit, and false revival. Having said that I, I know for...
  • Salt Lake Tribune Cruz in Utah: Glenn Beck Says Hes Fulfillment of Mormon Prophecy

    03/20/2016 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/16
    Cruz also basked in the praise of two big-name Mormons: former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. […] Beck, a Mormon and conservative radio talk show host, said he always vows to be the worst enemy of politicians who do not keep promises. “I don’t have any friends in Washington except these two,” he said about Cruz and Lee. He added they are the first politicians he has even endorsed. Beck said that he, like many Mormons, believe in a prophecy that the Constitution will hang by a thread in the last days....
  • The Gog of Turkey Erdogan Threatens The Crusader of Russia Putin

    10/06/2015 6:55:17 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 60 replies ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The Gog of Turkey, president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said his country could not endure Russian violations any longer of its airspace in its campaign in Syria. Gog y Magog Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO’s secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well. The first violation of Turkey’s airspace is reported to have happened Saturday. The second was Sunday, officials said. Now even CNN says: The tension between Russia and Turkey, however, appears to be escalating. The...
  • Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber On 'Finding God In All The Wrong People'

    09/17/2015 7:44:33 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    NPR Fresh Air ^ | sept. 17, 2015 | NPR
    Nadia Bolz-Weber was a stand-up-comic with a drinking problem who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is 'Accidental Saints.'
  • Is everything you know about 2nd Coming wrong? [pre-tribulation rapture]

    08/23/2015 8:07:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 228 replies
    WND ^ | August 22, 2015 | Richardson: Events of next 5 years 'will utterly destroy' pre-trib rapture doctrine
    Filmmaker, evangelist and renowned bible prophecy teacher Joel Richardson says it is a time of change for the church, especially when it comes to teachings about the End Times and the rapture. The author of the New York Times bestseller The Islamic Antichrist recently appeared with Joe Schimmel on Rick Wiless TruNews radio program to discuss the what he believes is the false doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture. Wiles himself supports the post-tribulation position, stating, I personally do not believe that by the year 2020, any credible person will be teaching the secret pre-trib rapture doctrine. I think the events...
  • The George Washington of the spiritual world..America needs him now!

    07/24/2013 10:49:18 PM PDT · by fabian · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/13 | fhu
    Listen, watch and learn Americans. The truth spoken and taught in a real way by this master of spiritual warfare will help save America from the evil that is about to engulf her.
  • Scientific Community Plagued by Western Self-Loathing (why 'Intellectuals' Dig Climate Catastrophe)

    04/20/2014 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 20 Apr 2014 | David Archibald
    What stops the Earth from looking like Pluto is energy from the Sun. The quantity and type of energy coming from the Sun varies over cycles that range up to 1,500 years long. The cycle we can see with our own eyes, in our own lifetimes, is the sunspot cycle that is normally eleven years long. A decade ago there was a wide range of predictions from the solar physics community about how strong the current cycle, No 24, would be. One list of 45 predictions ranged from a sunspot number of 50 at the low end to 190 at...
  • Vanity: Beware of False Prophets, False Prophecy

    12/24/2011 1:00:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 646 replies · 2+ views
    Excerpts: Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Kings 13:18 The old prophet answered, "I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD: 'Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.'" (But he was lying to him.) Jeremiah 23:16 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their...
  • Jesus Christ, the Son of God

    04/08/2011 7:39:38 AM PDT · by ZULU · 181 replies
    Mormon Church ^ | 2010 | Jeffrey R. Holland
    By and large any controversy in this matter has swirled around two doctrinal issuesour view of the Godhead and our belief in the principle of continuing revelation leading to an open scriptural canon. In addressing this we do not need to be apologists for our faith, but we would like not to be misunderstood. So with a desire to increase understanding and unequivocally declare our Christianity, I speak today on the first of those two doctrinal issues just mentioned.
  • Video: Joseph Smith, prophet of the restoration (REAL Mormon / LDS)

    04/01/2011 7:37:54 AM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 123 replies People around the world now have a new way to learn about Joseph Smith, the founder and first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A film called Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration is now available online, marking the first time the Church has shared a full-length film on the Internet.
  • Teaching, Preaching, Healing (REAL Mormon/LDS)

    02/16/2011 7:31:32 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 12 replies ^ | Jeffrey R. Holland
    Teaching, Preaching, Healing By Elder Jeffrey R. HollandOf the Quorum of the Twelve ApostlesJeffrey R. Holland, "Teaching, Preaching, Healing", Ensign, Jan. 2003, 33Adapted from an address given at a Church Educational System religious educators conference at Brigham Young University on 8 August 2000.We quickly and rightfully think of Christ as a teacherthe greatest teacher who ever lived or ever will live. The New Testament is full of His teachings, His sayings, His sermons, His parables. One way or another, He is a teacher on every page of that book. But even as He taught, He was consciously doing something...
  • Laurie: What Every Last Days Believer Needs to Know

    02/08/2011 12:41:00 PM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 07 2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Things are happening in our world that are indeed signs of the end times, said evangelist Greg Laurie. While this certainly isn't the first time a preacher has made such a statement, the ongoing chaos in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, among other things, has prompted the Southern California preacher to prepare Christians for the last days. "What every last days believer needs to know" was the name of Laurie's message, preached to thousands at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., and over the internet on Sunday. "I do believe that these are bona fide signs of...
  • The Church Is One. False Prophets Will Pay

    06/06/2010 9:32:13 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 6 replies · 199+ views
    You Tube ^ | Paul Washer
    Watching this video, I kept thinking of the Religion Forum here on FR and a couple of discussions I have participated in, and I just wanted to share.
  • The False Prophets of Optimism

    11/27/2009 4:43:51 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies · 416+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 11/10/09 | DJP I.F.
    Conservative leaders today are rejoicing over the out come of last nights 2009 election victories that have taken place. Many of the conservative leaders and their base are touting that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel and are optimistic. Last nights victories are quite encouraging in light of the past shellacking that conservatism and the Republican Party have taken but they are the last struggling convulsions of a nation on the precipice of total collapse. The absolute reality is that the conservative, optimistic ideal cannot support the excessive weight of the current crises and realities...
  • False Prophets of Optimism The 2009 Election Results

    11/08/2009 11:34:28 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 4 replies · 313+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 11/3/09 | DJP I.F.
    Conservative leaders today are rejoicing over the out come of last nights 2009 election victories that have taken place. Many of the conservative leaders and their base are touting that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel and are optimistic. Last nights victories are quite encouraging in light of the past shellacking that conservatism and the Republican Party have taken but they are the last struggling convulsions of a nation on the precipice of total collapse. The absolute reality is that the conservative, optimistic ideal cannot support the excessive weight of the current crises and realities...
  • Witness the "all" of me

    10/17/2009 4:39:18 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1,056 replies · 10,186+ views
    Bible and The Comforter | Scribe
    A manifold witness I have placed in you , All that is faithful and true , A oneness of The Father and I in one breath , Can you imagine this depth , For what once rested upon me , Was the one and the three in complete harmony , And so it is even now My fullness with you , For as you witness me all 3 come through ~ ~ ~ John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,...
  • Techniques Used by False Prophets and Charlatans (The techniques used by Market Prognosticators)

    09/04/2009 4:58:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 453+ views
    Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | 9/4/2009 | Damien Hoffman
    Following the incredible popularity of my post Is Nouriel Roubini a False Prophet?, Ive decided to do a little introductory lesson for those more interested in avoiding charlatans Cold Reading is a primary set of techniques employed by phony psychics and market prognosticators. When cold reading, the primary objective of the sender is to ensure that the recipient perceives the statement/prophecy to be a hit. Here are a few classic techniques used by Ms. Cleo and Nouriel Roubini: TECHNIQUE 1. The Rainbow Ruse: Indicate one trait and, at times, the opposite. For example: The bad news out of the...
  • God will not be mockedespecially when steeples fall

    08/22/2009 6:51:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 17 replies · 1,275+ views
    Word Alone Network ^ | 20 August AD 2009 | Jaynan L. Clark
    ome things are not up for a vote. Some things we as creatures do not have the right to even think we can change. We as creatures have forgotten our place. Instead of prostrating ourselves face down on the ground before God, Our Father and Our Creator, in humble obedience and prayer, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americaas a shrinking sideline denominationdecided to continue its in-your-face unfaithful and disrespectful conduct toward God, Our Maker, ignoring all interventions, warnings and signs. The ELCA put Gods Word and all of its teachings on the natural order, marriage and family up for a...
  • A Religious Element In The Health Reform Debate?

    08/21/2009 6:41:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 682+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 21, 2009 | RAGHAVAN MAYUR
    Americans are churchgoers, and religion has always played a large role in U.S. politics. Health reform is no different. A new IBD/TIPP Poll shows that, depending on their faith, Americans have differing opinions and differing intensity of opinion when it comes to including a public option in any overhaul plan.Protestants, for example, oppose a public option by a 43% to 33% margin, but Catholics favor it 42% to 35%. The biggest support for a public option comes from those who identify themselves as "another type of Christian," with 49% in support and 30% opposed. A majority (54%) of non-Christians support...
  • "Preachy" Obama Accuses ObamaCare Opponents of "Bearing False Witness" - Audio 8/19/09

    08/19/2009 7:52:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 34 replies · 862+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is amazing audio of President Barack Obama taking the mantle of the nation's preacher by accusing critics of his Government Health Care Plan of "bearing false witness," and insinuating that adoption of his plan is the only way to "be our brother's keeper," meeting moral and ethical obligations to "look out for each other." Obama made the statements to a group of liberal religious leaders in a conference call today. How ironic is it that Obama would preach about being "our brother's keeper" by passing his Health Care Plan, when the plan itself will result in an expansion of...
  • Obama makes moral case for health reform

    08/19/2009 4:33:55 PM PDT · by SJackson · 64 replies · 1,797+ views
    AFP ^ | 8-19-08 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama Wednesday said America, as the world's richest nation, had a moral duty to offer health care to everyone, in a fresh bid to bolster support for his top domestic priority. Obama addressed thousands of people in a call with left-leaning religious faith leaders, as the White House tried to still disquiet among liberals, and fierce opposition among Republicans, to his under-fire health care plan. "The one thing you all share, is a moral conviction, you know, that this debate over health care goes to the heart of who we are as a people," said Obama....
  • Obama Reaches Out to Religious on Immigration

    08/18/2009 8:21:04 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies · 1,004+ views ^ | 08.17, 2009 | newsmax
    WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to host a discussion on immigration on Thursday with advocates, faith-based groups, businesses and law enforcement officials. An administration official says that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the discussion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting is not public. Last week President Barack Obama said immigration reform is important but that other priorities such as his health care overhaul and financial regulation are going to come first. Obama said he expects to see draft legislation for an immigration overhaul by the end of the year, with changing the system...
  • This Years Greatest Television Moment: a most unexpected denunciation of ObamaCare

    08/15/2009 9:49:41 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 40 replies · 1,870+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 14, 2009 | John Perazzo
    Credit must be given where its due. Earlier this week MSNBCs Ed Schultz treated his viewers to two of the finest minutes of television that anyone, anywhere, has seen in years. Not, mind you, because of anything Schultz said, but because of what one of his guests said to him. It was one of those deeply satisfying moments when we got to see a knee-jerk Obama lapdog like Schultz spend several minutes spewing his trademark leftist claptrap, only to be dramatically ambushed by a guest who Schultz thought was going to do nothing more than dutifully rubber-stamp everything he had...

    07/30/2009 11:21:32 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 15 replies · 947+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    Jaded parsons( false shepherds ) disabled are coming your way , None of them have chosen to obey , My kingdom ways and rules , But have tried to survive upon their own tools , So remember the sword and the blood ( Ezekiel 33) , Speak my words only do not give in to their rub, For truly a tangled mess they leave in " their way " , But they shall answer to me on judgment day ! Isaiah 31:4-5 (New King James Version) God Will Deliver Jerusalem 4 For thus the LORD has spoken to me: ...
  • My Weekly Date with a Liberal - Emotional Redistribution(BEYOND AWESOME)

    07/28/2009 7:38:13 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 25 replies · 1,496+ views | 28 July 2009 | Jon David
    My Weekly Date with a Liberal - Emotional Redistribution by Jon David The article will begin shortly. Thank you for your patience. Lets begin.Although facebook has been the gift that keeps on giving in terms of confirming whether or not a prospective date is or is not a liberal, for this installment I thought Id put my instincts to the test by participating in the very underrated process of stereotyping.I think, and rightfully so, that many Americans feel that Los Angeles is a place bankrupt of spiritualitynot to mention just plain bankrupt. However, there is a spiritual movement among Angelinos...
  • Voice of the Faithful facing financial collapse

    07/14/2009 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 4 replies · 654+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 14, 2009
    A lay Catholic organization founded in 2002 in the wake of the clerical abuse scandal is facing financial collapse. I think a lot of people were energized by the crisis and wanted to do something, and Voice of the Faithful was there at the right time, Philip Lawler, founder and editor of Catholic World News, told the Associated Press. Now, with the crisis having passed, the organization's agenda is not so popular. The organization has used the current crisis in the Church as a springboard for presenting an agenda that is anti-Church and, ultimately, anti-Catholic, Archbishop John Myers of Newark...
  • ZOT: Religion or Spiritualism or Viking Kitty Food?

    07/12/2009 8:58:20 PM PDT · by perry Ga · 133 replies · 3,976+ views
    Authorized King James Version | 2009/7/12 | Amos
    It has been said by a president that america would only be defeated from within but I cant remember his name. The Bible I read says let GOD be true and every man a liar sometimes we as human, homosapien, or what ever you call yourself, because some people say they come from pluto when you ask them about GOD or when you invite them to come to church. Im gonna tell you a little about myself I go to church a lot im not religious im a spiritual man. The bible tells us GOD is a spirit and where...
  • Episcopal Bishop calls individual salvation 'heresy,' 'idolatry'

    07/09/2009 6:03:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 117 replies · 2,778+ views
    One News Now ^ | 7/9/2009 | Staff
    ANAHEIM, CA - Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says it's "heresy" to believe that an individual can be saved through a sinner's prayer of repentance. In her opening address to the church's General Conference in California, Jefferts Schori called that "the great Western heresy: that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God." The presiding bishop said that view is "caricatured in some quarters by insisting that salvation depends on reciting a specific verbal formula about Jesus." According to Schori, it is heresy to believe that an individual's prayer...
  • God "Rejoices" over Abortions Says Episcopal Priestess

    06/25/2009 1:13:16 AM PDT · by topher · 40 replies · 1,348+ views -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Wednesday June 24, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    Wednesday June 24, 2009 God "Rejoices" over Abortions Says Episcopal Priestess By Peter J. Smith DENVER, Colorado, June 24, 2008 ( - The Episcopal Church has to clarify God's official position on abortion - at least so says a priestess of the church, who claims that a proposed rite for post-abortive women conflicts with church theology and that the Deity "rejoices" when women elect to abort their children. Rev. Nina Churchman wrote a letter to Episcopal Life Online expressing her outrage upon learning that her church has developed a healing rite for post-abortion women sorrowful over their abortion that...
  • Eight myths about the Bible

    06/22/2009 7:01:44 PM PDT · by delacoert · 307 replies · 4,931+ views
    Norfolk LDS Church Examiner ^ | June 22 | Greg West
    Latter-day Saints love the Bible and believe it as scripture. Indeed, Joseph Smith went so far as to say that we are the only people who truly believe it as it is written. Modern, sectarian Christians hang Bible verses like ornaments on an artificial tree constructed of man-made creeds, ignoring the passages which conflict with or contradict their doctrines. In the process, they have allowed a number of myths about the Bible to be promulgated because it serves their own ends. The following eight myths are summarized from "Here We Stand" by Joseph Fielding McConkie (1995, Deseret Book) McConkie is...
  • Mary: Holy Mother

    06/18/2009 4:26:48 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 99 replies · 1,348+ views
    Catholic Pages ^ | 6/18/09 | Scott Hahn
    As you probably know, this is our third installment in a series of five sessions that we are spending together discussing how to answer common objections, questions regarding key tenets that are distinctive to the Catholic Church. We have focused upon the Pope and yesterday we looked at purgatory. This morning we want to focus on Mary and the Marian doctrines and devotions of the Catholic Church to see where in scripture do we see, not necessarily logical demonstrations that are brought forth from proof texts that kind of force the mind against the will to give in and...
  • Do not be taken in by the "Born again American,"'s a ruse and false flag

    06/13/2009 1:39:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 160 replies · 5,951+ views
    June 13, 2009 | Jeff Head
    DO NOT BE TAKEN IN BY THIS LIBERAL FALSE FLAG OPERATION The "Born Again American" campaign, despite a really nice song...and most of the words to a ruse and a false flag operation. I was emailed their site by a conservative friend who had received it from someone else. I watched the video of the song. A really nice tune, and most of the lyrics...but I was taken back by one phrase in the chorus. Instead of saying "My Country tis of Thee," they used the term, "My Country tios of Me." This bothered me and caused me to...
  • Gingrich's Move to the (Religious) Right

    06/09/2009 3:29:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 823+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2009 | By David Waters
    It doesn't rank with last year's Exorcism of Sarah Palin, but the Blessing of Newt Gingrich is an early contender for Church-Based Political Moment of the 2012 presidential campaign. It's also the clearest evidence yet that Gingrich is positioning himself to the far Christian Right of fellow 2012 presidential hopefuls Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. Gingrich's latest venture into the conservative evangelical world came when he spoke/preached at Lou Engle's "Rediscovering God in America" conference last Friday, hosted by Rock Church in Virginia Beach and broadcast on GodTV. Last month, Gingrich made a very public conversion to the Catholic faith...
  • Former fundamentalist 'debunks' Bible

    05/15/2009 12:18:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 172 replies · 3,020+ views
    cnn ^ | May 15, 2009
    Just so you know, Bart Ehrman says he's not the anti-Christ. Bart Ehrman says most of the New Testament is a forgery but it's still an important body of work. Bart Ehrman says most of the New Testament is a forgery but it's still an important body of work. He says he's not trying to destroy your faith. He's not trying to bash the Bible. And, though his mother no longer talks to him about religion, Ehrman says some of his best friends are Christian. Ehrman, a best-selling author and a professor of religious studies at the University of North...
  • Episcopal Church sues to regain control of Fort Worth-area buildings held by breakaway group

    04/16/2009 7:47:25 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 6 replies · 404+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 15, 2009 | SAM HODGES
    The Episcopal Church filed suit Tuesday to regain control of Fort Worth-area church buildings and other property held by a breakaway contingent led by Bishop Jack Iker. "We're stewards of property that has been given for generations to the Episcopal Church. We can't just let people walk off with it," said Kathleen Wells, chancellor for the reorganized Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. The suit was filed in Tarrant County district court and names Iker as a defendant, among others. -snip-
  • Anti-God Ads Hit Dallas

    04/08/2009 9:09:57 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 73 replies · 1,906+ views
    ICR ^ | April 8, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Anti-God Ads Hit Dallas by Christine Dao* In the heart of the Bible belt, billboards stating Dont believe in God? You are not alone have been posted in parts of Dallas, home of the Institute for Creation Research. The boards are sponsored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason (DFWCoR), an atheist nonprofit group which joins together smaller local anti-theistic organizations to increase the growth, visibility and acceptance of nontheists throughout the Metroplex.[1] Two ads have been posted in the D/FW area, one just a few miles from ICR headquarters, and will remain up through April. According to Fred Edwords...
  • God-Less Congregations Planned

    03/20/2009 2:50:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies · 799+ views
    Slice of Laodicea ^ | 3-19-09 | Ingrid Schlueter
    The atheists and humanists must have been eyeing the benefits of Christian congregations because they now want a piece of the action. To accomplish this, they are establishing God-free, um, church-type places. They want all the benefits of a Christian church without the Christian part. I can save them a great deal of trouble in starting this God-free denomination. All they need to do is find their local mainline Protestant church. Why reinvent the wheel? These atheists, agnostics and humanists will feel right at home on Evolution Sunday, listening to lectures about the glories of man, and they can have...
  • New ZOT reveals harmony between the principal teachings of Bible and the Quran.

    03/16/2009 8:13:05 PM PDT · by BrotherSka · 73 replies · 1,591+ views
    Brothers Kept Apart ^ | 20 Feb 2009 | Walter Phillips
    Christians and Muslims have been kept apart for over 1,300 years, because they were taught that irreconcilable differences exist between their religious beliefs. This has resulted in mutual distrust, persecution, and even wars. I was motivated to read the Quran by the events of September 11th, 2001. I wanted to know the teachings in the Quran that could convince Muslims to be willing to sacrifice their lives, in order to kill persons who did not appear to be associated with Islam or their conflict. My Christian tradition was the source of some anxiety, since I had been taught that the...
  • Scholar: The Essenes, Dead Sea Scroll 'authors,' never existed

    03/13/2009 9:53:56 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 30 replies · 1,909+ views ^ | Mar 13, 2009
    Scholarship suggesting the existence of the Essenes, a religious Jewish group that lived in the Judea before the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE, is wrong, according to Prof. Rachel Elior, whose study on the subject will be released soon. Elior blasts the predominant opinion of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars that the Essenes had written the scrolls in Qumran, claiming instead that they were written by ousted Temple priests in Jerusalem. "Sixty years of research have been wasted trying to find the Essenes in the scrolls. But they didn't exist, they were invented by [Jewish-Roman historian] Josephus. It's...
  • Porpoise Driven Life (Humor)

    03/05/2009 2:42:18 PM PST · by raynearhood · 9 replies · 452+ views
    Youtube ^ | UNK | youtube
  • Preaching God's word with an eye on national politics Pepperell vicar leads liberal think tank

    03/05/2009 10:00:46 AM PST · by buccaneer81 · 8 replies · 463+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 5, 2009 | Rich Barlow
    Preaching God's word with an eye on national politics Pepperell vicar leads liberal think tank By Rich Barlow Globe Correspondent / March 5, 2009 One day about six years ago, the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale was testifying before Congress on behalf of abortion rights, basking among politicians who were interested to hear her views and happy to shake her hand. The next day, the Episcopal priest was back for a meeting at St. David's, her tiny Pepperell church, where a 2-year-old scaled her chair to perch on her head.
  • Recall Effort Launched Against Congressman Cao(New Orleans)

    02/18/2009 9:19:33 AM PST · by BBell · 56 replies · 2,605+ views
    WRNO 99.5 Rush Radio ^ | February 18, 2009
    Ministers in New Orleans kick off recall campaign Wednesday, February 18, 2009 A group of black ministers in New Orleans is kicking off a campaign to recall newly elected 2nd District Congressman Joseph Cao. An organization called the Louisiana Ministerial Alliance of Churches says it will file papers with the Secretary of State to begin the process of seeking the signatures needed to force a recall election. The group is upset over Cao's two votes against an economic stimulus package which Cao said would mean little in terms of job creation to his district. Cao joined fellow GOP members of...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Good deeds documented

    02/16/2009 12:04:22 PM PST · by narses · 48 replies · 1,510+ views
    The CDA Press ^ | Saturday, Jan 31, 2009 | FATHER PAT BELL
    When I became a board member at Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest a few months ago, I was trained in my calling; but nothing could have prepared me for the letter to the editor by Hans Neumann of Spirit Lake that appeared on Tuesday, Jan. 27.Mr. Neumann, whom I have not met, began with a rant, "Elections have consequences. We lost; they won, so they can do what they want for now." As a clergyman for most of my adult life, I do not accept "them and us" divisions among and between people with differing views. Planned Parenthood supports...
  • Obama Launches His Faith-Based Office With a Dose of Secularism(video incl.)

    02/05/2009 8:51:09 AM PST · by paltz · 8 replies · 534+ views ^ | 2/5/09 | Kerry Picket
    President Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast this morning and used the opportunity to discuss the launch of the White House office of faith-based and neighboring partnerships. Obama stressed the inclusion of secular groups into his faith-based office by giving examples of his own life story. Could this office be a conduit for further government funded community organizing? The transcript of video highlights is below. This is not only our call as people of faith but our duty as citizens of America and our duty as citizens of the world. And it will be the purpose of the White House...
  • Prepared National Day of Prayer Remarks

    02/05/2009 8:29:39 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 32 replies · 834+ views
    The Oval Office ^ | 1/5/09 | WhiteHouse Read the lies, half-truths, and dripping hypocrisy.
  • Obama to unveil new Faith-Based office (includes past SBC president)

    02/04/2009 3:58:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies · 558+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/4/2009
    President Obama will unveil a revamped office of Faith-Based Initiatives Thursday, and a new approach to the controversial program established by former President George Bush. The office, tasked with steering federal funds to charitable organizations tied to churches and faith-based organizations, will be headed by Josh DuBois a 26 year-old Pentecostal minister who was in charge of religious outreach for the Obama campaign. According to a White House official, the basic structure of the office will remain the same as it was under Bush, but Obama is introducing a new component: an advisory council of 25 leaders secular...
  • President Barack Obama's New Faith-Based Advisors Include Abortion Advocates

    02/04/2009 11:15:29 AM PST · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 1,105+ views
    Life News ^ | 2/4/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- President Barack Obama has compiled a new group of faith-based advisors who will comprise his new White House Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. However, unlike President Bush's group of religious advisors, Obama's includes abortion advocates.The revamped White House office will direct federal funds to religious and neighborhood groups for social service projects.The members of the office will officially be announced on Thursday, but a preview of the some of the people who have been appointed shows Obama has included some abortion advocates.Joshua DuBois, a 26-year old political activist who headed up for the Obama...
  • 26 Year Old to Head Obama's Faith Office

    01/30/2009 11:18:08 AM PST · by lewisglad · 51 replies · 1,143+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 30, 2009 10:38 AM | Teddy Davis
    Josh Dubois, the 26 year-old who ran religious outreach for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, has been tapped by the new president to head the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a White House aide tells ABC News. Dubois, who previously worked as an associate pastor for a small Pentecostal church in Massachusetts, was drawn to Obama in 2004 when he heard the future president tell the Democratic National Convention that, "We worship an awesome God in the Blue States." After hearing that line, DuBois tried to work on Obama's US Senate campaign but was rejected. Following Obama's...
  • Mike McCurry: How My Party Found God (Democrats)[Reports from an alternate universe]

    12/26/2008 2:24:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 838+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 15, 2008 | Mike McCurry, former Clinton administration press secretary
    Liberals have practiced secular politics since the 1960s, but with the ascent of Barack Obama, the left discovered it can actually keep the faith. When I was a high school kid in 1969, my church youth group leader took a bunch of us to Berkeley in the aftermath of the Peoples Park uprising so we could soak in the caf scene and experience some of what he was witnessing as a young seminarian at the Pacific School of Religion. The rigid establishment was being overthrown in politics and the church and something new in activism was being caffeinated....