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  • For years, Protestant preachers were allowed to visit prisoners in Russia. Then everything changed.

    08/22/2018 6:02:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Aug 2018 | Sasha Sulim
    Ten years ago, Vitaly Mokrushin became the pastor of a Mennonite church in the town of Sol-Iletsk, in Russia’s Orenburg region, leading a small congregation of 20-25 people. The 42-year-old former locomotive mechanic found God in 1996. In the mid-2000s, he regularly visited the “Black Dolphin” prison colony. He visited prisoners on a weekly basis for several years, holding services, singing religious hymns, reading sermons, and using the prison’s PA system to communicate with inmates who weren’t allowed to gather in the same room. Roman Lunkin, a senior researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Philosophy, told Meduza...
  • Fallen From Grace?

    07/30/2018 11:06:21 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/30/18 | Hillary
    “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” Gal. 5:4-5 On the heels of Gary's incredible article The Lawless Lawkeepers, I wanted to talk about why I am so fierce and tender about the gospel of grace. About why, until my dying day or my catching away, I will stand FOR salvation by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus alone, and against Lordship Salvation, fruit inspecting, and any “being made perfect through the flesh”...
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg goes gospel at Essence Fest 2018 -- no lie

    07/07/2018 2:20:55 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 7/7/18 | Doug MacCash
    On the first day of Essence Fest 2018, Snoop Dogg created a gospel concert where there was none. And it was good. The multitudes that filled the Mercedes-Benz Superdome witnessed a performance that would have been unthinkable 25 years ago when Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. emerged on the California gangster rap scene. For the first few songs on Friday (July 6) night, the braided and bespectacled Snoop touched on tried and true topics, such as the consumption of cannabis, mayhem and serial romance. Two scantily clad women added scintillating choreography to the songs. Snoop's mascot, a dude in a plush...
  • Remember That First-Century Mark Fragment? Now it’s been published, there’s good news and bad news.

    06/02/2018 5:38:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 06/01/2018 | Amy K. Hall
    Six years ago, Dan Wallace announced in a debate with Bart Ehrman that a paleographer had dated a recently-found papyrus fragment of Mark to the first century. Since then, I’ve received many requests for updates, and I finally have one to give. The fragment has now been published, and there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that its official date is late second or early third century. Dan Wallace has written a post explaining what happened and offering an apology. Here’s a brief excerpt: In my debate with Bart, I mentioned that I had it on...
  • Gangsta Rapper Gone Gospel? Snoop Dogg Responds to Church Folk Who Have a Problem With Him

    04/12/2018 8:55:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2018 | Jeannie Law
    (Screen Shot: TV One)Snoop Dogg after his performance at the 33rd Stellar Gospel Music Awards, March 30 2018.Snoop Dogg released his first a gospel album Bible Of Love last month and many Christians have voiced their concerns and skepticism, given his history, but the award-winning rapper clapped back at his critics at the 33rd Stellar Gospel Music Awards.With over two decades in the music industry, Snoop Dogg (whose real name is Calvin Broadus) has been popular among Gen Xers and millennials. But he also has an alarming history of crime and sexual exploitation. In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone he bragged...
  • Creflo Dollar tells Church not to Criticize Snoop Dogg

    04/11/2018 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 17 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 11, 2018 | Sheila Poole
    Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar recently told his congregation not to throw shade at rapper-turned-gospel performer Snoop Dogg. The California-based godfather of rap and actor recently released “Bible of Love” through his All the Time Entertainment, in association with RCA Inspiration. The “Gin and Juice” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper said he was inspired by his grandmother and pulls in some heavyweight gospel talent like the Clark Sisters and Rance Allen. Dollar, pastor of World Changers Church International, said the church should focus on grace and not past behavior. He was preaching on the “Spirit of Grace.”
  • Why There Are Only Four REAL Gospels

    03/31/2018 5:13:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 03/30/2018 | Tim Barnett
    If we’re not careful, we can begin to think of the Bible as one book. But it’s not one book; it’s a collection of books—sometimes referred to as the biblical canon. Of course, this correct understanding of the canon raises an important question: why these books and not others? For instance, the New Testament includes four Gospels about the life of Jesus: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. These are called canonical Gospels because they are in the canon. But these weren’t the only Gospels about Jesus in the ancient world. In fact, we have discovered many other Gospels, like...
  • How We Win By Losing...war on the saints pt 16

    And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. (Daniel 10:26)And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days....
  • Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

    01/15/2018 7:38:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity Msgr. Charles Pope • January 14, 2018 • A priest friend of mine who immigrated to this country from Jordan back in the 1970s is often asked, “Where are you from?” He humorously answers, “I am from my mother’s womb.”True enough! There is an even more fundamental answer, rooted in Scripture, which speaks to the origin of every human person: You are from the loving will and heart of God. Before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you and thought about...
  • Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    12/20/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-19-17
    Hallie Cassady’s family eats at Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky at least once a week. But last week’s visit to their favorite restaurant wasn’t like the others. Chowing down with her loved ones, the 13 year old witnessed a gesture of kindness that will alter her perspective forever. That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. "His shoes were being held together with duct tape," the teenager recalled to WBKO. Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off...
  • Meaning of 'gospel'

    11/18/2017 8:55:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 11-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Meaning of 'gospel' As first books of the New Testament hadn’t been written, how did apostles ‘believe in the gospel’? Msgr. Charles Pope 11/15/2017 Question: In Mark 1:15, Jesus is calling for all to “Repent, and believe in the gospel.” Clearly, the Gospels were not yet written when Jesus was saying this. What exactly was he talking about?— Paul VanHoudt, Erie, Colorado Answer: Your question is rooted in the tendency we have to equate the word “gospel” with a written text — more specifically, four written texts in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. However, the “Gospel” should be...
  • Lutheran Church Decides That the Best Way to Retain Members Is to Stop Preaching the Gospel

    10/21/2017 7:13:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2017 | John Ellis
    The Evangelical Lutheran Church of American was founded in 1988 with 5,288,230 members. By 2016, less than twenty years later, the ELCA had shrunk to 3,563,842 members. With that kind of "growth," the ELCA has less than forty years before the final member throws her hands up and quits. Christ the King Lutheran Church in Cary, N.C., believes that they've found the answer to stopping the mass exodus of tithing members. They've stopped preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and have embraced progressive theology and social justice.Writing for Religion News Service, Yonat Shimron tells the story of Christ the King Lutheran...
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Texas Woman Gives Amazing Gospel Performance at Harvey Shelter

    08/30/2017 4:40:34 PM PDT · by Bratch · 5 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 30, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    The state of Texas might be battered and bruised, but its spirit is not broken. Proof of this is a viral video showing a Texas woman’s amazing gospel performance at a Harvey shelter in Conroe. FOX News reports: A Texas woman’s gospel performance inside a shelter for Tropical Storm Harvey evacuees has gone viral after the impromptu performance lifted the spirits of people stranded away from home. Although it is difficult to understand the full extent of damage from the monster storm until flood waters fully recede, at least 10,000 people have been rescued, more than 30,000 are in shelters and 20...
  • The Letters To The Seven Churches

    08/10/2017 2:55:52 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 8/10/17 | Gary
    Recently I wrote about the hermeneutical principle of trusting what the Bible plainly says - in other words, a literal interpretation of Scripture and letting Scripture interpret Scripture.  It is my belief that if Christians adhered to this principle there would be few if any divisions in the Church.  Approaching Scripture with a certain humility is also important.  We should tremble at God's Word, not act as though we are the masters of it.  Don't assume you've figured it all out because none of us have.  The strongest evidence I see demonstrating that someone knows the Scriptures inside and...
  • Go Like Elijah - Chi Coltrane (Gospel Music Break)

    08/08/2017 2:11:43 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 17 replies
    YouTube - Chi Coltrane ^ | unknown date of origin | YouTube - Chi Coltrane
    Chi Coltrane - Go Like Elijah (Lyrics)
  • The Strange Fire Of The Legalists

    06/19/2017 11:41:05 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 6/19/2017 | Gary
    Nadab and Abihu were the eldest sons of Aaron and along with their father were the first priests to serve in the Tabernacle.  Their story is a terrifying warning to us about God's unbending requirements.  In Leviticus 10 we learn that they brought a "strange fire" before the LORD - in other words, a fire not authorized by God.  As a consequence they were immediately consumed and killed by fire. In like manner, God has authorized only one acceptable sacrifice for us to bring before Him.  God's Word tells us that no one is righteous in His sight (Psalm...
  • Are You Washed-Till We Meet Again

    06/01/2017 9:50:00 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 6/1/2017 | Revski
    The animated pig, is how Jesus seen me, before I asked Him to forgive me of of my sins. In God's word, the last chapter of Revelations, God says without are dogs, this is abort 2 legged dogs, people, men and women. The chief priest of His time, Jesus called, snakes, this is spiritual, and will you consider giving your heart to Jesus today. Below I have, in writing from the Bible, how you can be saved. The pictures of Christ Jesus are by, Greg Olson. The chorus, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, written by William G....
  • The Five-Part Gospel

    05/04/2017 2:54:04 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 8 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 5/4/17 | Gary
    What is the Gospel?  Does the Bible define it?  Is it an important doctrine? Writing to the Corinthian church, the Apostle Paul calls the Gospel "of first importance".  In other words, the Gospel is the foremost and foundational doctrine of the entire Christian faith.  Without it Christianity is just an empty shell - a house of cards that will soon collapse in on itself.  The word "Gospel" is regularly thrown around without definition as if everyone who hears the word instantly recognizes its meaning.  To most it's indecipherable Christianese.  The Church has largely failed to remind itself and others of...
  • The Russian prince who brought the Gospel to Pennsylvania

    04/30/2017 4:01:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 30, 2017 | Philip Kosloski
    Prince, priest and missionary, Demetrius Gallitzin is known as the "Apostle of the Alleghenies." Born at The Hague, Holland in 1770, Demetrius Gallitzin was raised in one of the most illustrious families of Russia. His father, Prince Demetrius Gallitzin, was the Russian ambassador to Holland, having previously been the ambassador in France for 14 years. It was in France that his father became an intimate acquaintance of leading rationalists Diderot, Voltaire, and d’Alembert.While Gallitzin’s father was a nominally practicing Russian Orthodox, his mother had been baptized in the Roman Catholic Church and was originally from Prussia. However, they barely educated their son...
  • BC Cartoon on Good Friday

    04/15/2017 5:39:58 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 32 replies
    Johnny Hart RIP
    I KNOW I KNOW... Its Saturday now. But I just found this today and I almost spilled my coffee. And its still Easter Weekend so have at it! Enjoy!