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General Discusssion (Religion)

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  • “Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated”: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia, PART II

    10/29/2012 9:25:15 AM PDT · by MJVO5342 · 2 replies
    Obama and Communism ^ | 10/22/2012 | Mike
    “Whole Nations Will Be Annihilated”: Obama, America, and the Errors of Russia, PART II Error #4: Obama, Marriage, and the Unnatural Vice “...such a [Communist] doctrine logically makes of marriage and the family a purely artificial and civil institution...[Communism says that] there exists no matrimonial bond of a juridico-moral nature that is not subject to the whim of the individual or of the collectivity.”—Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris, n. 11 (Italics added) “I’m a Christian. I do believe that tradition and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.” (1)—Barack Obama, 2004 “I’ve...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 29, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/29/2012 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    The Time of Favor Today's Scripture “That day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they revered him all the days of his life...” (Joshua 4:14, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria I love the promise that God gave to Joshua. He said, “Joshua, today I will begin to make you great in the eyes of all the Israelites.” He was saying, “Today, I’m going to start releasing more of My favor, My blessings, My increase.” But notice, there was a specific time in his life that God began to release favor in a...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 29, 2012]

    10/29/2012 4:53:37 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Substitution "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" —2 Corinthians 5:21 The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy for us. Yet the New Testament view is that He took our sin on Himself not because of sympathy, but because of His identification with us. He was “made. . . to be sin. . . .” Our sins are removed because of the death of Jesus, and the only explanation for His death is...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-29-12

    10/28/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies ^ | 10-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 29, 2012   Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Eph 4:32-5:8 Brothers and sisters:Be kind to one another, compassionate,forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,as Christ loved us and handed himself over for usas a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you,as is fitting among holy ones,no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place,but instead, thanksgiving.Be sure of this, that no immoral or...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - October 28th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    10/28/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 28, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - October 28th, 2012 Pastor J.D. talks about the Tsunami warning in Hawaii, and the super storm on the East Coast.
  • Have Darwinists Finally Found The Missing Link?

    10/28/2012 9:06:23 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 37 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 28, 2012 | JP
    They never stop – the God-deniers who worship at the altar of evolution. Who pay homage to their high priest, Charles Darwin. Who continue to place their faith in theories they contend to be indisputable science. The latest example is a new fossil study, published in the journal Science, co-authored by David Green, an anatomy professor at Midwestern University in Illinois, and Zeresenay Alemseged, chair of the anthropology department at the California Academy of Sciences. The study claims that that the 3.3 million-year-old remains of a baby monkey, discovered in Ethiopia, somehow confirm that our early human ancestors swung from...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 28, 2012]

    10/28/2012 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Justification by Faith "If when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life" —Romans 5:10 I am not saved by believing— I simply realize I am saved by believing. And it is not repentance that saves me— repentance is only the sign that I realize what God has done through Christ Jesus. The danger here is putting the emphasis on the effect, instead of on the cause. Is it my obedience, consecration, and dedication that make me right with God? It...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-28-12, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/27/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 60 replies ^ | 10-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 28, 2012 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Jer 31:7-9 Thus says the LORD:Shout with joy for Jacob,exult at the head of the nations;proclaim your praise and say:The LORD has delivered his people,the remnant of Israel.Behold, I will bring them backfrom the land of the north;I will gather them from the ends of the world,with the blind and the lame in their midst,the mothers and those with child;they shall return as an immense throng.They departed in tears,but I will console them and guide them;I will lead them to brooks of water,on a level road, so that none...
  • Vatican: Savile's papal honor cannot be removed

    10/27/2012 3:00:33 PM PDT · by EBH · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 10/27/12 | SYLVIA HUI
    The Vatican said Saturday it never would have given Jimmy Savile his papal knighthood had it known of allegations the British TV star was a child sex predator, but that it can't rescind the honor now that he has died. The Catholic Church of England wrote to the Holy See last week, asking it to consider whether it could posthumously remove the honor awarded to Savile because of the many recent child sex abuse allegations against him. Savile, a much-loved BBC children's television host, died last year at age 84. The church said its leader, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols,...
  • The Perfect Storm 2

    10/27/2012 1:12:30 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 10 replies ^ | October 27, 2012 | John McTernan
    But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea. (Jonah 1:4) Many people have contacted me about this hurricane and what might be the spiritual root. At this point, I have no idea, and we are going to have to let it play out to see what is happening. Right now, Hurricane Sandy is projected to hit Washington, DC and then come directly over my house! I live in central Pennsylvania and the storm is scheduled to hit here Wednesday. Hurricane Sandy is being compared to the Perfect Storm...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 27, 2012]

    10/27/2012 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Method of Missions "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . ." —Matthew 28:19 Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls” (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but He said, “Go . . . make disciples of all the nations . . . .” Yet you cannot make disciples unless you are a disciple yourself. When the disciples returned from their first mission, they were filled with joy because even the demons were subject to them. But Jesus said, in effect, “Don’t rejoice in successful service— the great secret...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-27-12

    10/26/2012 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 10-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
      October 27, 2012   Saturday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Eph 4:7-16 Brothers and sisters:Grace was given to each of usaccording to the measure of Christ"s gift.Therefore, it says: He ascended on high and took prisoners captive;he gave gifts to men. What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descendedinto the lower regions of the earth?The one who descended is also the one who ascendedfar above all the heavens,that he might fill all things. And he gave some as Apostles, others as prophets,others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers,to equip the holy...
  • A Great Bible Search Engine

    10/26/2012 8:04:38 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    "Search for any English word in the KJV Bible plus the following Bible dictionaries (CBC, ISBE, KJV, Nave's, Vines, Torrey's, Hitchcock's Bible Names, Easton's Dictionaries, and the BLB Thematic Subject Guide)---A Strong's number search tool that searches a Hebrew/Greek concordance ---Browse through an alphabetical listing of 53,000+ entries from nine Bible dictionaries--------
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 26, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/26/2012 4:43:18 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    A Brand New Thing Today's Scripture “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun!” (Isaiah 43:19, NLT) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Can you see the “brand new thing” God is doing in your life? Sometimes it’s easy to see the hand of God moving, and sometimes the storms of life can cloud our vision. But no matter where you are in life today, meditate on this truth that God is working even when you can’t see Him. Like a seed buried deep in the ground, it may seem dark and lonely and...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 26, 2012]

    10/26/2012 4:42:23 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    What is a Missionary? "Jesus said to them again, ’. . . As the Father has sent Me, I also send you’ " —John 20:21 A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, but the command of Jesus. The source of our inspiration in our service for God is behind us, not ahead of us. The tendency today is to put the inspiration out in front— to sweep everything together in front of us and make it conform to our definition of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-26-12

    10/25/2012 7:38:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies ^ | 10-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 26, 2012   Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time     Reading 1 Eph 4:1-6 Brothers and sisters:I, a prisoner for the Lord,urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received,with all humility and gentleness, with patience,bearing with one another through love,striving to preserve the unity of the spiritthrough the bond of peace;one Body and one Spirit,as you were also called to the one hope of your call;one Lord, one faith, one baptism;one God and Father of all,who is over all and through all and in all. Responsorial Psalm Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 25, 2012 [Devotional]

    10/25/2012 4:41:37 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies ^ | Today | Joel Osteen
    Forgiveness is for You Today's Scripture “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” (Luke 6:37, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Did you know that the ability to forgive others is a gift from God? The Bible tells us that if we don’t forgive others, we cannot be forgiven. If we don’t forgive, we are blocking the ability for God to work in our lives. But when we choose to forgive, we are choosing God’s way and opening the door for Him to...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 25, 2012]

    10/25/2012 4:40:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Submitting to God’s Purpose "I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some" —1 Corinthians 9:22 A Christian worker has to learn how to be God’s man or woman of great worth and excellence in the midst of a multitude of meager and worthless things. Never protest by saying, “If only I were somewhere else!” All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose He has given them. Unless we have the right purpose intellectually in our minds and lovingly in our hearts, we will very...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-25-12

    10/24/2012 9:39:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 10-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    October 25, 2012 Thursday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Eph 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters:I kneel before the Father,from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his gloryto be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self,and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;that you, rooted and grounded in love,may have strength to comprehend with all the holy oneswhat is the breadth and length and height and depth,and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,so that you...
  • Mid East Prophecy Update - October 21st, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    10/24/2012 2:27:28 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 70 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 21, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid East Prophecy Update - October 21st, 2012 Pastor JD talks about how that something significant may happen in the weeks ahead, prior to, and or after, this years elections.