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  • Does Pope Francis offer an authentic Gospel or the "Social Gospel"?

    12/27/2014 8:02:42 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 18 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 27, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Back in December of 2012, I wrote, "The "Social Gospel" is more concerned about an earthly future than eternity Standing before a statue of Mary near the Spanish Steps on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Benedict XVI reminded his listeners that the Gospel is the good news of freedom from sin, that it is "the proclamation of the victory of grace over sin, of life over death." Proponents of the "social gospel" have forgotten this. The mission of the Church is not to eradicate poverty or social injustice. As Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand explains, while "a deep interest...
  • Does “Gospel” Simply Mean “Good News”? Or Have We Unintentionally Defined Ourselves into a Corner?

    11/11/2014 7:09:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 66 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-10-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does “Gospel” Simply Mean “Good News”? Or Have We Unintentionally Defined Ourselves into a Corner?By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere are times in the Church when we want to define something rather easily and simply so as to make it memorable and easy to grasp. But in so doing, we run the risk of doing harm to its deeper, richer, and more accurate meaning.I wonder if we have not done this with the word “gospel.” Most of us have been trained to define the word “gospel” as “good news.” Clearly there is good news in the Gospels and, by extension, the whole of...
  • regarded as ‘intolerant haters’: what’s new?

    09/09/2014 2:22:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/9/14 | Michael J. Kruger
    In the midst of the high-octane cultural wars of the last several years—particularly the debate over homosexual marriage—evangelical Christians have been slapped with all sorts of pejorative labels. Words such as bigoted, arrogant, exclusive, dogmatic, and homophobic are just a few. But two labels particularly stand out. First, Christians are regularly regarded as intolerant. Christians are not only regarded as intolerant religiously—because they affirm the words of Jesus that “no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)—but they are regarded as intolerant ethically, because they refuse to approve any and all behaviors as morally good. Christians are...
  • In defense of the prosperity gospel: Let's cut Victoria Osteen some slack

    09/03/2014 11:48:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/03/2014 | Matt. K. Lewis
    The wife of famed televangelist Joel Osteen said something stupid the other day — so stupid there's now a YouTube meme about it, featuring Bill Cosby saying, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life." In the original clip, Victoria Osteen says: "I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we're not doing it for God — I mean, that's one way to look at it. We're doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we're happy." Osteen continues: "So I want you to know this morning: Just do good...
  • The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It. A review of a book by a devout Mormon ...

    08/04/2014 9:21:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7-30-2014 | Shane Lems
    The Gospel For Mormons Who Reject It A review of Starting at the Finish Line by John B. Wallace, a devout Mormon who ended up getting “burned out” by Mormon doctrine and practice. Written by Shane Lems | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 The bulk of the book really talks about grace – the fact that Jesus came into the world to die for wicked sinners and give them the gift of eternal salvation by faith alone (not by works). Time and time again Wallace explains how he was very works oriented in the Mormon religion. He shows many quotes and...
  • Daily Gospel Readings for the Catholic Churches: Latin, Maronite, Byzantine and Extraordinary Form

    07/06/2014 2:13:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    DailyGospel ^ | July 6, 2014
    "Daily Gospel" is a service provided by the international association Evangelizo. Evangelizo's mission is to spread the voice of the Gospel in all languages throughout the world via the Internet and to develop the technical means to this end. Evangelizo is a team of more than 70 secular and clerical Catholics, formed of priests, monks and nuns from various communities, congregations or spiritual sensitivities such as Jesuits, Redemptorists, Benedictines, Carmelites, Cistercians, the Monastic Fraternities of Jerusalem, the Emmanuel Community and Focolari. The Daily Gospel is delivered in 10 languages to more than 500,000 by means of the internet and email,...
  • The Most Inspiring Christian Since Helen Keller

    06/08/2014 8:00:11 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 33 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 8, 2014 | JP
    I’d heard of Nick Vujicic. I’d caught a glimpse of him on Christian television. But nothing prepared me for his recent appearance at my church. A mighty man of faith, Vujicic delivered one of most powerful, spirit-filled messages I’ve ever heard. I think the Australian-born evangelist the most inspirational Christ follower since Helen Keller. Keller’s life story was immortalized in the 1962 motion picture “The Miracle Worker.” Born in 1880, Helen was 19 months old when she contracted “brain fever,” as the Keller family doctor called it. She was struck blind, deaf and mute. Nearly feral as a child, Helen’s...
  • 1500-Year-Old Bible Discovered In Turkey Indicates Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

    05/08/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 05/08/2014 | By Donovan Longo
    A 1500-year-old bible has been discovered in Turkey. Discovered in 2000, the book that contains purportedly the Gospel of Barnabas has been transferred by the Turkish government to the Ethnography Museum of Ankara with a police escort. Barnabas was a disciple of Christ, and in the work, claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God. According to a report for The...
  • Kidnapped boy, 10, sings gospel song for THREE HOURS during terrifying car ride until abductor

    04/21/2014 5:21:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | april 20, 2014
    A 10-year-old boy has managed to escape the clutches of a kidnapper by singing a gospel song until the suspect couldn't stand it anymore and let him free. Police say Willie Myrick was abducted by a man from his Atlanta, Georgia driveway, on March 31. The suspect allegedly lured him with cash and then, when he was close enough, grabbed him and pulled him into his car. They then drove around for three hours before the man dropped Willie off unharmed in East Point. But Willie's actions during that terrifying time probably saved his life.  Willie said he sang the...
  • The Resurrection: The Best News Ever in a World Filled with Bad News

    04/20/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2014 | Michael Youssaf
    Much of the world will be celebrating Easter this week. Unfortunately, in the West, secular humanism has relegated the Christian Easter to mere “Easter bunnies” and “Easter eggs.” That degeneration can be closely linked to Western society’s replacement of “thinking” with “feeling.” We have replaced the thermostat with the thermometer. We have given up on rigorous intellectual debate of facts and irrefutable truth and replaced it with “that’s fine if that’s how you feel about it.” Perhaps the trend is no clearer than when the media—and consequently, the man on the street—expresses an opinion on the resurrection of Jesus Christ....
  • The Masters: A Bubba With a Passion for the Gospel and Golf

    04/18/2014 9:08:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 04/18/2014 | Joe Carter
    The Story: On Sunday Bubba Watson, one of the most untraditional golfers on the PGA Tour, was the winner of the 2014 Masters Tournament. But golf isn't Watson's top priority. What he considers most important can be gleaned from the description on his Twitter account, @bubbawatson ("Christian. Husband. Daddy. Pro Golfer.") and his website, BubbaWatson.com ("Loves Jesus and loves sharing his faith").The Background: In an interview with Trevor Freeze of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Watson tells how he uses his Twitter account—along with his PGA platform—to share about his faith in Christ."For me, it's just showing the Light," said Watson....
  • Easter Hope---Based on Facts of History

    04/17/2014 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Jerry Newcombe
    Jesus sells. That’s why they have cover stories on Him in magazines and TV specials, even if some of them offer strange theories to try to explain away things like the original Easter. I’ll never forget the evolution of a famous TV newsman, the late Peter Jennings, the anchor ABC’s nightly news broadcasts. In 2000, Jennings hosted a special, “The Search for Jesus.” He never found Him because he relied almost entirely on liberal Bible scholars who dismissed the reliability of the Gospel accounts. The special, though well done, needlessly cast doubt on all the basics about Jesus. But in...
  • Moralism is Not the Gospel (But Many Christians Think it Is)

    04/08/2014 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Alber Mohler.com ^ | 8 April 2014 | Al Mohler
    One of the most amazing statements by the Apostle Paul is his indictment of the Galatian Christians for abandoning the Gospel. “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel,” Paul declared. As he stated so emphatically, the Galatians had failed in the crucial test of discerning the authentic Gospel from its counterfeits. His words could not be more clear: “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be...
  • Christian Singer Mandisa Skips Grammys 2014 Because of Faith, Wins 2 Awards Anyway

    01/29/2014 8:08:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2014 | Morgan Lee
    The day after winning two Grammys for "Best Contemporary Christian Music Song" and "Best Contemporary Christian Music Album," Christian music artist Mandisa explained why she decided to skip out on the awards ceremony. "I have been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently," she wrote on her Facebook, including a reference to 1 John 2:15-16. "Don't fall in love with this corrupt world or worship the things it can offer. Those who love its corrupt ways don't have the...
  • The Gospel for a Gay Friend

    01/25/2014 7:23:17 AM PST · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | November-December 2013 | Garrett Kell
    Josh had always known he was different. From his earliest memories, he looked at some boys as more than just peers. His parents knew he was "special," but they loved him for it. He learned to wear a mask and play the part of a "normal" kid until he graduated high school. In college, Josh decided it was time to be who he really was. He made friends with other gay people and embarked on sexual explorations. Josh found a refuge in his gay community and developed bonds that ran far deeper than sexual flings. Though his parents distanced themselves...
  • 'I'll Take You There': The Staple Singers' Rise From Church To Fame

    01/19/2014 2:46:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | January 18, 2014
    Today, the voices of Roebuck "Pops" Staples and his four children — Cleotha, Mavis, Pervis and Yvonne — are woven into America's DNA. As the Staple Singers, the family created a sound that was part blues, part gospel and part folk, breaking down musical walls and inspiring civil rights leaders. Biographer Greg Kot wrote about the Staples family in his new book, I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom's Highway. He says that unique sound began with Pops Staples and the musical apprenticeship he dreamed up for his offspring. "He had a cheap...
  • Some Biblical Truths

    01/14/2014 12:05:53 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 98 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 14 January 2014 | Matthew Olson
    The Old Testament & the New TestamentThe Old Testament is the shadow of the New (Hebrews 10:1), but still useful (Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11). To disregard it is to blaspheme. [link] Jesus Christ not only fulfilled the OT (Galatians 3:13-14, Hebrews 8:6, 9:10), but also John the Baptist's ministry (John 1:6-8). [link] Faith, Works, and Salvation"But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves." - James 1:22 [link] Those who believe that Abraham was saved by "faith alone" in Genesis 15:6 should read about his prior works in Genesis 12-14. [link] God did not...
  • You Must Faithful Over a Few Things to Be Ruler Over Many Things...

    09/18/2010 7:57:01 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/18/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    The Lord Jesus give a penetrating analysis of the state of the sinner and some very sobering advice to we would-be saints in today’s Gospel. Let’s look at the Gospel in two stages: The Analysis of the Sinner and the Advice to the Saints.I. ANALYSIS OF THE SINNER -  The Lord Jesus describes a sinful steward in the opening lines of this gospel. Let’s look at the description: A. DEFINITION (of the sinner)- Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward  – Notice he is called a steward not an owner. God is the owner of everything,...
  • Club for Jesus, a Gospel-Filled Nightclub, Aims to Share Christ With Seekers, Sinners Alike

    01/11/2014 6:17:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/11/2014 | TYLER O'NEIL
    For those who want the nightclub scene without the drinking and solicitations for sex, Club for Jesus in Waldorf, Md., offers a fun atmosphere where believers and nonbelievers can have a good time. "Just because you're saved doesn't mean you can't dance," Yolanda Darby told The Christian Post in an interview on Friday. Darby said she was inspired to create Club for Jesus when she discovered the need for "an alternative place to go dance or party without drinking, without being picked up." Traditional churches end up stifling people, Darby said. "Ninety-nine percent of church people are the ones who...
  • On Saving or Losing Your Life...Mark 8 pt 10

    In what sense do some people “save” their own lives, only to lose them? Likewise, how is it that some are willing to ‘lose their lives’, and save them in the process? To Jesus those who ‘save their own lives’ are those who seek to preserve their standing before the world, by distancing themselves before the reproach of identification with the Lord and Saviour. They are said to have “gained the world” in some way. Because there is a very real tension between the world and Christ, confessing Christ is a form of repudiation of this world, whether the confessor...
  • The hidden exodus: Catholics becoming Protestants

    12/30/2013 9:35:20 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 319 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Apr. 18, 2011 | Thomas Reese
    ......"The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has put hard numbers on the anecdotal evidence: One out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. If they were a separate denomination, they would be the third-largest denomination in the United States, after Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic........."Thankfully, although the U.S. bishops have not supported research on people who have left the church, the Pew Center has. Pew’s data shows that those leaving the church are not homogenous. They can be divided...
  • The Gospel According to Peanuts [Charlie Brown Christmas]

    12/22/2013 1:01:40 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2013 | Lee Habeeb
    What people don’t know is that the Christmas special almost didn’t happen, because some not-so-smart television executives almost didn’t let it air. You see, Charles Schulz had some ideas that challenged the way of thinking of those executives 46 years ago, and one of them had to do with the inclusion in his Christmas cartoon of a reading from the King James Bible’s version of the Gospel of Luke. The more things change, the more things stay the same. There was a standoff of sorts, but Schulz did not back down, and because of the tight production schedule and CBS’s...
  • The Christmas Scale

    12/12/2013 9:04:58 AM PST · by reegs · 4 replies
    Igniter Media ^ | 12/3/2012 | Igniter Media
    It's hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale. (Voice over by Willie Minor.)
  • Are we still under a Law?

    12/04/2013 3:55:01 AM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 11 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 4 December 2013 | Matthew Olson
    "For as man, disobeying, drew death upon himself; so, obeying the will of God, he who desires is able to procure for himself life everlasting. For God has given us a law and holy commandments; and every one who keeps these can be saved, and, obtaining the resurrection, can inherit incorruption." - St. Theophilus of Antioch, to Autolycus (Book 2, Chapter 27) [link] Are we still under a Law? Yes. However, we are not under the Mosaic one. The Mosaic Law worked for a while, but ceased to be the best option after the "time of reformation" (Hebrews 9:10). At...
  • The Conversion of Cornelius...Acts 10 pt 1

    There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.And now send...
  • 2 LDS sister missionaries attacked in Kosovo

    11/13/2013 8:27:50 PM PST · by Ripliancum · 10 replies
    KSL TV ^ | November 13th | Tad Walch and the Associated Press
    Two suspected terrorists are being held in Kosovo after a Nov. 3 attack on two American women serving as missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A total of six men were arrested Nov. 5 in connection with an alleged terrorist plot "inspired by extreme Islamist ideology." Two of the six are suspects in the investigation of the attack on the LDS missionaries, a senior police official involved with the investigation told the Associated Press. The attack took place in Pristina, Kosovo's capital. "We can confirm two sister missionaries were beaten in Kosovo and have been moved...
  • Really? The Gospel According to Britney Spears?

    11/03/2013 3:52:02 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 3, 2013 | JP
    Patrick Blute is no Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber was 23-years old when he famously staged the rock musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which debuted on Broadway in 1971. Blute, a 23-year-old Columbia University grad, is the creator of “Spears The Musical – The Gospel According to Britney,” for which there is a funders preview this week. “Jesus Christ Superstar” was fairly faithful to the Gospel account of the last week in the earthly life of Christ before He went to be with the Father. It featured such notable songs as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and, of course,...
  • Philip Preached Christ...Acts 8 pt 1

    Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.And there was great joy in that city.(Acts 8:5-9)Who was Phillip? Not one of the Apostles, nor yet was he an evangelist, Phillip was one of the first Deacons of the church, he served God and the church in practical...
  • Why I Hate "Faith Alone"

    10/13/2013 12:01:40 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 251 replies
    Ignitum Today ^ | 13 October 2013 | Matthew Olson
    Expounding on the importance of our actions for salvation is, I suppose, my primary “thing.” I have been in so many informal debates over the issue that I have started to lose count of them. I have written about the topic many times. And often, I become angry (like God in 1 Kings 11:9-10) at the mere thought of sola fide (“faith alone”), because I know that it is completely contrary to “what the Lord [has] commanded.” But why? “Faith alone” was, without a doubt, the primary reason that I left Protestantism. Even though I was ill-educated in theology at...
  • Nine Words That Changed the World

    09/28/2013 10:43:50 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 28 Sep 13 | Me
    Nine Words that Changed the World             There are nine words that irrevocably changed the course of life on planet Earth, the implications on philosophy, theology, and life are that significant. They are three sentences, each containing three words and each illustrating three aspects of a single man that touched the world in a manner so astounding it still echoes to this day: 1.         “Peace, be still.”             Imagine, for a moment, that you are a seaman, that you have experienced the dangers of the winds and the waves and a man says to these literal forces of nature “peace, be still”… and...
  • Homosexuality: The Biblical Witness

    09/24/2013 3:15:26 PM PDT · by James R. Aist · 44 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 24, 2013 | James R. Aist
    The Bible identifies several kinds of sexual sin, including fornication, adultery, incest and homosexuality. Homosexual behavior is unequivocally and consistently portrayed in the Bible as sin (Genesis 19:5 with Jude 1:7; Leviticus 18:22; Leviticus 20:13; Romans 1:26-27; I Corinthians 6:9-10; and I Timothy 1:10). The biblical witness on this point could not be any clearer.
  • A look at John 3:14-18

    09/14/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 175 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 14 September 2013 | Matthew Olson
    John 3:14-18 doesn’t necessarily support the “faith alone” position. For Protestants, John 3:14-18 might seem like the ultimate “Gotcha!” passage to use against Catholics. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll recognize that the passage does not defend the “faith alone” position and is totally in line with Catholic teaching. The passage reads as, “‘As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes...
  • Sunday's Gospel and Good Works

    09/06/2013 8:25:37 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 14 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 2 September 2013 | Matthew Olson
    A look at last Sunday's readings in the context of the position that faith and works are both directly important for salvation. ... "Good works are extremely important for our salvation. We will be judged 'according to [our] deeds' (Revelation 20:13)." ...
  • 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don't Leave the Church

    08/24/2013 10:20:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-24-13 | John Daniel
    "What do we do about our kids?" The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I'm a high school pastor, but for once, they weren't talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. Each had a story to tell about a "good Christian" child, raised in their home and in our church, who had walked away from the faith during the college years. These children had come through our church's youth program, gone on short-term mission trips, and served in several different ministries during their teenage years. Now they didn't want anything to do with it anymore. And,...
  • Let the Little Ones Come to Me — Social Justice Gone Awry

    08/17/2013 6:36:57 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | 17 Aug 2013
    Full Title: Let the Little Ones Come to Me — Social Justice Gone Awry This is an anti-gospel—learning morality from nature and being successful from within ourselves, without depending on the Creator and Redeemer of nature. _______________ A further danger lurks—that Christian good works can be recuperated by movements of pagan utopianism. A case in point. In January 2013 World Vision (WV) sent an Easter funding appeal to those sponsoring needy children. WV began as an evangelistic ministry of Bob Pierce, a powerful preacher whom I heard preach when I was just a lad in my hometown in Liverpool in...
  • Mary Mary Joins Florida Boycott in Honor of Trayvon Martin

    08/05/2013 9:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 5, 2013
    According to Essence magazine, the GRAMMY Award winning gospel dou Mary Mary will Join Stevie Wonder in his Florida concert boycott following the acquittal of former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. "We will stand with Stevie Wonder & boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground Law is changed," the pair reportedly told their Twitter followers. The pair explained "We love our fans but we MUST do something. We understand that a No from us isn't as big as a 'No' from Stevie Wonder, but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things." Before the announcement, Mary Mary singer...
  • Vanity: It's Biblical: ...And when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting.

    07/20/2013 5:50:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    Bible | 20 July 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Bible pretty much lays it on the line. When the Bible speaks, it's God talking. Hard to argue with God. Proverbs 11:10 - When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting. So, when Hitler, Stalin, Khadafi, Kim Il Sung, Hugo Chavez, Osama Bin Laden, Che Guevara, Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Peter Jennings and Helen Thomas died, a lot of folks rejoiced. And, many of us are waiting for others to pass on like ANY of the leftists who have turned this nation upside down morally and in every way....
  • Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God: An Interview with Abdul Saleeb

    07/01/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 6/27/13 | Nathan W Bingham
    Here’s an exerpt from Reaching Muslims with the Gospel of God, an interview with Abdul Saleeb from the June issue of Tabletalk. Tabletalk: Tell us how the Lord led you out of Islam to Christianity. Abdul Saleeb: My first encounter with the gospel and the Christian faith was through the ministry of a group of American missionaries in Europe. When I discovered that Christians did not believe that Jesus was simply a prophet but God incarnate who had died on the cross for our sins, my first reactions were: 1. Christians are insane. 2. How can anyone believe such blasphemies?...
  • How to Share the Gospel with Gays, and Someone Who is About to Kill Her Baby

    05/14/2013 3:08:38 PM PDT · by rhema · 68 replies
    World View Weekend ^ | May 13, 2013 | Ray Comfort
    I was flying from Los Angeles to Miami when I found myself sitting next to two women. Sarah was sitting closest to me. She was 29, inappropriately dressed, with a ring through her nose, and she wasn’t the friendliest person I have sat next to on a plane. After we took off I couldn’t help but notice that her friend kept kissing her on the cheek, holding her hand, and rubbing her shoulder. They were gay, and that little revelation lifted my planned witnessing encounter up a big notch on the awkward-meter. I really didn’t want an angry gay couple...
  • Christians Under Attack in the Military For Sharing the Gospel

    05/08/2013 6:11:26 AM PDT · by jazzpatriot · 8 replies
    The Jazz Patriot ^ | May 8, 2013 | Tom Wholley
    According to an article published at Breitbart.com., entitled "Pentagon May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith, Christians in the military, including chaplains, could be court martialed and charged with treason for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I don't pretend to be an expert on constitutional law, but I would think that this would be unconstitutional for many reasons. Of course, I felt that way about Obama Care until Chief Justice John Roberts weighed in, much to my utter surprise and disappointment. (I may never get over that) But if I can be allowed to reason in my common...
  • Interviews with Boston street evangelists

    04/20/2013 7:26:42 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 4, 2008 | Chris Dryer
    Thought this would be more relevant now. This is a compilation of interviews of sincere Boston Street evangelists, reduced to 9 minutes from 3 hours. Asa shown below, Boston and MA in general is one of most resistant (and antagonistic to) the gospel, being liberal and mostly institutionalized religion (except for many recent immigrants). Video: http://youtu.be/AO6SIDZ4RNM
  • New pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots

    03/14/2013 7:51:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday March 14, 2013
    In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. Addressing cardinals in the frescoed Sistine Chapel the day after his election there, Jorge Bergoglio said the Church should be more focused on the Gospels of Jesus Christ. "We can walk all we want, we can build many things, but if we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, something is wrong. We would become a compassionate NGO and not a Church which is the...
  • Pope Francis, and Blessed Aloysius and Blessed Agnellus: how the saints chose Bergoglio for pope

    03/14/2013 2:42:23 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 8 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 3-14-13 | Tom O'Toole
    Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God. –Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (now Pope Francis) on the issue of gay marriage A frightful cataclysm may be about to change the face of the world. Let us trust wholly in God...corruption and evil are indeed rampant, but I still maintain that God will triumph in the end. –Blessed Aloysius Orione,...
  • Um what, what is it ?

    02/08/2013 8:32:44 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 2-8-2013 | Revski
    This animated video of a Northwestern rough legged hawk, brook fish, farm pig and Galapagos tortoise is to inspire faithful and dedicated living in Christ Jesus our Lord!
  • Um what, what is it ?

    02/05/2013 10:51:01 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 2-5-2013 | Revski
    This animated video of a Northwestern rough legged hawk, brook fish, farm pig and Galapagos tortoise is to inspire faithful and obedient living to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!
  • How Can the Gospel Be Good News to Gays?

    01/11/2013 11:03:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Sam Allberry
    We were having lunch together, and I was praying like mad. My friend had been in a committed same-sex relationship for about 15 years. He was interested in Jesus; attracted to his teaching and message. But he wanted to know how becoming a Christian would affect his gay lifestyle. I had explained, as carefully and graciously as I could, that Jesus upheld and expanded the wider biblical stance on sexuality, that the only context for sexual activity is heterosexual marriage. Following Jesus would mean seeking to live under his word, in this area as in any other. He had been...
  • Cain's New Civilization...Genesis 4 pt 9

    And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he builded a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch. And unto Enoch was born Irad: and Irad begat Mehujael: and Mehujael begat Methusael: and Methusael begat Lamech. And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of...
  • Thanksgiving Musings: Between the Day Christ Died and I Believed.

    11/22/2012 6:36:11 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 4 replies
    www.caffeiantedthoughts.com ^ | 11/24/2010 | David Shedlock
    I am not nearly as thankful as I ought to be. The two most important days of my life I often take for granted. The First Day was the day that Christ died for my sins. Jesus took the punishment for every one of my sins, even the ones I haven’t committed yet. Dreadful thought that I would live as in ingrate! Glorious thought that he would die anyway! That one day alone should be enough to cause me to live every moment in continuous Thanksgiving. Righteous Christ died for me, the ungodly. But there was another Day. The Day...
  • Christians excited to hear Pope's messages in Arabic

    10/09/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | October 9, 2012 | David Kerr
    Pope Benedict XVI at the April 18, 2012 general audience. CNA file photo. Vatican City, Oct 9, 2012 / 12:34 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Arab Christians are reacting positively to the decision to include Arabic as one of the official languages used at the Pope’s weekly general audience. “In this way, in the wake of his recent trip to Lebanon and the publication of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation ‘Ecclesia in Medio Oriente,’ the Holy Father intends to express his perpetual concern and support for Christians in the Middle East, and to remind everyone of their duty to pray and work...
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    The Apostle John, in his first epistle, set forth three simple theological propositions; * God is Light, and in Him is no darkness at all…(I John 1:5) * God is Love…(I John 4:8) * Jesus Christ has come,(and remains) in the flesh…(I John 4:2)The apostle was seeking to call the children of God back to ,“that which you have heard from the beginning…”, the “old commandment which you heard at the first…”, because the false prophets had swept into the assemblies, with their super-spirituality, false prophecies, visions , revelations, spiritual elitism, and above all with their esoteric ‘knowledge’. They were...