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  • False Confidence In The Law...eschatology pt 15

    For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. (Romans 2:28-29)Paul has been discussing the righteous judgment of God, warning those who “rest in the Law” that knowing and even prizing the law does not exempt one from judgment according to truth. This could apply as well to those raised in the christian milieu. Neither baptism,...
  • The Only Two Destinies...eschatology pt 13

    To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:(Romans 2:6-10)Romans is a revelation from God of the righteousness of God. It declares the good news of how God made a way for unrighteous men to be...
  • Sure, I Will Be There...marriage parables pt 10

    And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them. When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may...
  • Here Is What Pope Francis Told Crying Boy Who Asked Whether His Atheist Father Is in Heaven

    04/20/2018 7:54:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/20/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis was tasked on Sunday with answering a challenging question by a little boy, who asked whether his late atheist father, described as a "good" person, is in Heaven. According to Catholic news site Aleteia, the encounter took place when the Vatican leader was meeting with parishioners of St. Paul of the Cross before celebrating Mass. A boy identified only by the name Emanuele was invited to whisper a question he had for Francis, which he did, but was too overcome with emotion to repeat it in public. The pontiff then shared with the parishioners what Emanuele had whispered...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells grieving child: your atheist father is in heaven

    04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis comforted a grieving child by telling him that his atheist father is in heaven.During a visit to Rome’s deprived Corviale district on Sunday, the Pope answered questions from a group of children. One of them, a boy called Emanuele, burst into tears when he met the Pope.After giving the child a long hug, Pope Francis asked him what was troubling him. Emanuele whispered in the Pope’s ear that his father, who was an atheist, had recently died and he was worried he could be in hell.Pope Francis asked Emanuele for permission to tell the crowd what he had...
  • Heaven Or Hell: Take Your Choice

    03/20/2018 4:59:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Last week, I was driving south from Hattiesburg to Biloxi on my way to spend a couple of days on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I decided to take a different route than my usual trek south on US Highway 49. Instead, I took Interstate 59 to MS Highway 53. About a mile or two after taking the exit, I came upon Juniper Grove Road. It led me to Juniper Grove Baptist Church, which sits in front of a graveyard where my cousin Theodore Gilmore Bilbo is buried. I decided to pull over and visit his gravesite, given that I had...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The new Catholic ‘paradigm’ would mean ‘accompanying’ sinners right into hell

    02/28/2018 3:47:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Alan Keyes
    The new Catholic ‘paradigm’ would mean ‘accompanying’ sinners right into hell Alan Keyes Follow Alan amoris laetitia , bible , blase cupich , catholic Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matthew 7:13-14) Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits. (Matthew 7:15)...
  • What Do We Mean by the Communion of Saints?

    11/17/2017 8:29:50 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-16-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do We Mean by the Communion of Saints? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 16, 2017 • This is the eighth in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.Continuing our series on the Four Last Things, in today’s post we consider an aspect of Heaven called the Communion of Saints. I have discovered that it is frequently misunderstood. Many of you know that I write the weekly “Question and Answer” column for the Our Sunday Visitor newspaper. Every once in a while, someone poses a unique question, one that I had never...
  • What Is Eternal Life?

    11/16/2017 8:01:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-15-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Eternal Life? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 15, 2017 • This is the seventh in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.I often think that we haven’t done a very good job of setting forth the doctrine of eternal life. For most people, the concept seems a rather shallow one: that we will live forever. Frankly, many may not consider it all that appealing if the place where we live forever is Heaven. Too often, Heaven is reduced to merely this: a place where I’ll be happy. I’ll have a...
  • Do You Desire Heaven? Really?

    11/15/2017 8:18:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-14-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Do You Desire Heaven? Really? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 14, 2017 • This is the sixth in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.After some sobering reflection on death and judgment over the past several days, it’s finally time to talk about Heaven. Now that is a topic everyone wants to hear about! Yet there is a strange disconnect today. As it becomes easier and easier to satisfy our desire for instant gratification, we find it harder and harder to take the time to ponder a future paradise.Almost no one talks...
  • Come and Go with Me to My Father’s House

    01/27/2017 7:52:56 PM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-21-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Come and Go with Me to My Father’s House Msgr. Charles Pope • January 21, 2017 • In these early weeks of “ordinary” time, we are being introduced to Jesus and the beginnings of His public ministry. Matthew’s Gospel today describes how Jesus began His public ministry in the wake of the arrest of John the Baptist. Matthew tells us four things about Jesus’ ministry: its context, its content, its call, and its comprehensiveness. Let’s look at each in turn. I. The CONTEXT – When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth...
  • The Blessed Hope

    05/24/2017 10:26:09 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 4 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 5/24/17 | Gary
    "Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.  In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going."  Thomas said to him, "Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?"  Jesus said to...
  • We will all be up there in Heaven together

    05/07/2017 7:47:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | 2017 | Denzinger-Bergoglio
    We will all be up there in Heaven together Despite the indifferentism of our days, it often happens that the same question, which someone — perhaps afflicted with the perspective of eternal condemnation — had posed long ago to the Redeemer keeps coming back: ‘Lord, will only a few people be saved?’ (Lk 13:23). And although hardly anyone might want to recognize the fact, we know that the question of eternal happiness is related to fulfilling the commandments, persevering in the state of grace, and firm adhesion to the one true Church. Today, some tend to put the question in simplified...
  • NOTES ON PREMILLENNIALISM--Part 1

    04/19/2017 4:45:22 PM PDT · by grumpa · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Meek
    Of all the various views on eschatology, the one that is the most problematic is premillennialism—especially dispensational premillennialism. But specifically, I want to focus on certain aspects of the “millennium” and the “eternal state,” according to dispensational premillennialism. I am referencing the article below by John Walvoord, who was president of Dallas Theological Seminary from 1952 to 1986. https://bible.org/seriespage/4-millennial-kingdom-and-eternal-state As stated in this article, this view holds that there will be a literal 1,000-year period in which Christ reigns from Jerusalem. His world-wide rule will be so strong that this “millennium” period will be a utopia on earth. After the...
  • 'Day Without a Woman' strike set for March 8, Women's March organizers announce

    02/16/2017 2:42:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    Al.com ^ | February 15, 2017
    Organizers of the Women's March have set the date for their next protest. "A Day Without a Woman" is set for March 8 - International Women's Day. The event is being described as a "general strike" but information on what will take place isn't yet known.
  • Islamic Cleric: Muhammed Will Marry Virgin Mary in Heaven

    01/27/2017 12:49:27 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/26/2017 | Ali Waked
    A leading Egyptian cleric irked his Christian compatriots when he said on television that the Islamic figure Muhammed would marry the Virgin Mary in heaven. Dr Salem Abdel Galil, a theologian at Cairo’s prestigious Al Azhar academy and a former director-general of the Ministry of Religions, said on his television program that “Allah, hallowed be his name, chose Mary of all the women, alongside Asiya, Pharaoh’s wife, Aisha and Khadijea, Prophet Muhammed’s wives, and Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter. There are verses in the Quran that suggest that in heaven Muhammed will marry the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus peace...
  • American Christians Cave on Core Beliefs Only 40% say hell is for those who reject Jesus

    10/29/2016 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 146 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2016 | WND Exclusive
    The number of professing Christians is declining in America. And it’s not just because of the media, the public schools or even activism by atheists. It’s because Christians themselves are genuinely ignorant about the tenets of their faith, according to a new study. . . . .
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • Who Are These?...Rev 4-7 pt 22

    And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun...
  • The Ultimate Feast ofTabernacles...Rev 4-7 pt 21

    After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and...