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  • What Is Heaven? An In-Depth Biblical Study

    05/25/2016 2:24:17 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 12 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/4/2012 | Gary
    Some thoughts I've been stringing together over the Labor Day weekend involve Heaven, the New Jerusalem, the Tabernacle, and the Temples. In the Old and New Testaments, the Hebrew and Greek etymology of the words that translate to atmosphere, space, and what we commonly, in our language, refer to as "Heaven", are the same.  In the Bible, Heaven is the sky, the stars, and the place where God dwells "behind the veil". "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know,...
  • Imagine Heaven

    02/26/2016 5:21:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Mike Adams
    For almost a quarter of a century I have spent my days working with utopians. The utopian is motivated to create heaven on earth because he is convinced that there is no other option. Put simply, the utopian believes there can be no heaven in the sense that it is described in the Bible because there is no supernatural realm. This commitment to naturalism is a philosophical commitment. It isn't based on science. In fact, it flies in the face of science. To paraphrase Josh McDowell, we only have three options when it comes to the origin of the universe....
  • Why I changed My message today in church...

    I changed my message today, in church. I had been going through a short series of messages on Psalm 1 and 2, “The One and The Many”, in which God showed me that these two Psalms are placed together and begin the Psalms for a reason. Psalm 1 emphasizes the individual, “Blessed is the man…”. As Individuals we must go to God, know God and live before Him, and one day as individuals we will answer to God. The Psalm speaks of the individuals separation from the world, in his thoughts and inner life, due to his being “Planted by...
  • Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven [John 8]

    12/29/2015 11:47:48 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 173 replies
    Times of India ^ | 12/26/2015 | Michael Day
    In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: "You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don't believe and who don't seek the faith. I start by saying - and this is the fundamental thing - that God's mercy has no limits if you go...
  • A Spiritual Sabbath Salad For Weary Pilgrims

    A Poem Upon Seeing A Picture Of The Cross Posted on October 5, 2013 by billrandles My lovely wife Kristin, wrote a poem after being inspired by this beautiful Gustave Dore painting of the cross of Jesus. I just wanted to share it, as I found both picture and poem to be moving. Enjoy…. Got really choked up when I saw this amazing piece of art today … the foreboding dark clouds pressing down upon the whole world took my breath away as He hung on that tree … His love for you … His dying love for me. Then...
  • Oregon family lets dying 5-year-old daughter decide: ‘Heaven or the hospital?’

    10/27/2015 3:08:20 PM PDT · by windcliff · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-27-15 | unknown
    Since birth, Julianna Snow has suffered from an incurable neurodegenerative disorder that has had her in and out of the hospital, and has prevented her from going to the City Bible Church in Portland, Ore., where her family belongs. Tribune Media Wire reported that when 5-year-old Julianna was 4, her family made her an offer: The next time she got seriously ill, she could choose to go to the hospital or heaven. There, they said, she would be able to eat without a tube, play and run— everyday activities other kids get to engage in but ones that Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease,...
  • 10 CLUES TO UNDERSTANDING THE NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH

    10/15/2015 5:19:02 PM PDT · by grumpa · 22 replies
    self | October 15, 2015 | Charles S. Meek
    The “new heaven and new earth” of the Bible is popularly thought by Christians to be a future world of perfect utopia. In the new heaven and new earth there will LITERALLY be “no more tears, pain, or death.” But watch out on this! We are given clues in the Bible that the popular view may be flawed. Thesis: The New Heaven and New Earth is a Hebraic metaphor for the New Covenant in Christ. It is not the same thing as heaven itself. The primary texts about this are Isaiah 65/66, Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Peter 3, and Revelation 21....
  • Where are the Dead?

    09/19/2015 12:27:54 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 46 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | September 19,2015 | American Faith Today
    Today I am going to be stepping away from politics and news stories for a show and I'm just going to talk about this subject of what happens and where we go when we die, according to the bible. This is an important subject for many people and it brings along with it many questions and much uncertainty. Today hopefully I'll ease some of that uncertainty if you have it, and hopefully help you realize that for those of us who do, we serve a Living God. That same God loves His children very much. Naturally, He wants to be...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • What happens after death?

    08/10/2015 6:26:09 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 115 replies
    THE WALL: a blog of Baptist Voice Ministries ^ | November 14, 2011 | Dr. Mike Harmon
    Within the Christian faith, there is a significant amount of confusion regarding what happens after death. Some hold that after death, everyone “sleeps” until the final judgment, after which everyone will be sent to heaven or hell. Others believe that at the moment of death, people are instantly judged and sent to their eternal destinations. Still others claim that when people die, their souls/spirits are sent to a “temporary” heaven or hell, to await the final resurrection, the final judgment, and then the finality of their eternal destination. So, what exactly does the Bible say happens after death? First, for...
  • Who Says There is No Proof of Life After Death?

    08/09/2015 12:20:13 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 9, 2015 | JP
    Ivan Turing is a tech billionaire. Dr. Carolyn Tyler is a cardiothoracic surgeon. Their divine appointment informs the plot of “Proof,” a dramatic series with decidedly religious overtones, which airs on TNT. Turing, played by the actor Matthew Modine, is terminally ill. He wants to know whether there is life after death. So he recruits Tyler, played by the actress Jennifer Beals, to investigate. The surgeon reluctantly agrees. But only after the billionaire (who bears a striking similarity to the late Steve Jobs) makes her an offer she can’t refuse – leaving his vast fortune after he dies to the...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: ‘I Worry About Whether I'm Going to Heaven or Hell’

    08/09/2015 12:57:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 8 August 2015 | Simon Hattenstone
    At nearly 80, Jerry Lee Lewis has outlived his rivals and is preparing for his final tour. He talks about why his seventh wife is the love of his life, how he became known as ‘the Killer’, and why Elvis was just a hillbillyWe’re waiting for the Killer to get home. Judith, wife number seven, is telling me how best to get on with her husband. Jerry Lee Lewis, one of the founding fathers of rock’n’roll and reputedly the baddest of the bad boys, is known to have a temperamental side. There was the time he drove up to...
  • Access to heaven

    08/01/2015 8:31:02 AM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 07-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Access to heaven It is only through the blood of Christ that the gates of heaven have been opened allowing us to enter Msgr. Charles Pope 7/29/2015 Question: When Christ died on the cross, the heavy curtain that separated the Holy of Holies was torn from top to bottom. What does this mean? Someone told me that this means we no longer need priests to intercede for us to the Father.— Name withheld, via email Answer: We most certainly do need to have a priest intercede for us. He is the Great High Priest, Jesus Christ. Scripture says of...
  • "Appeal to Heaven" Flag

    07/29/2015 8:27:39 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 19 replies
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    Does anyone know where i can buy a correct "Appeal to Heaven" Flag? not one with "an Appeal to Heaven" Flag. but the original without the an.
  • All dogs, and cats, and pigs, and goats, and cockroaches go to heaven: So says Pope Francis

    07/24/2015 11:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/24/2015 | BY BRUCE FRIEDRICH
    The question of whether animals will join us in the afterlife finally has a definitive response from Rome. It’s a topic that’s been long debated, with Popes weighing in unofficially on both sides. Last December, a story broke nationwide claiming that Pope Francis had declared that animals are going to heaven, but it turns out that the media had conflated two stories, and that it was actually Pope Paul VI who had, many years earlier, told a young boy that “one day we will see our animals in the eternity of Christ.” Paul was later contradicted by Pope Benedict XVI,...
  • How to Go to Heaven

    07/21/2015 4:48:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 712 replies
    CatholicAnswers ^ | May 12, 2015 | Jimmy Akin
    How to Go to Heaven Jimmy Akin May 12, 2015 | Sometimes people make it sound like the Catholic understanding of how to get to heaven is really complex.It’s not.While you can go into any of Christ’s teachings in a lot of very rich detail, he made sure that this one can be understood even by a child.I can summarize it in two sentences. The two sentences are these: To come to God and be saved, you need to repent, have faith, and be baptized. If you commit mortal sin, you need to repent, have faith, and go to...
  • Stairway to heaven: Artist creates stunning 1,650ft ladder in the sky with FIREWORKS

    07/03/2015 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Daily ^ | 06/17/15 | Edward Chow
    A Chinese artist has found a unique way to express his love to his grandmother: a gigantic staircase in the air. These stunning photographs show the 1,650ft ladder, which was made with fireworks, stretch right up into the sky in Quanzhou, south-eastern China, on Monday. This is the work of Cai Guoqiang, an artist who is originally from the city and now based in New York, reported the People's Daily Online.
  • Al Qaeda to ISIS: No Heaven For You

    06/29/2015 4:27:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/6/15 | Tova Dvorin
    While Islamic State was once associated with Al Qaeda, the atrocities it has committee have now banned its members from paradise, a prominent Al Qaeda terrorist warned in a publication released Monday. “While no one can deny the considerable strength and prowess of the Islamic State group [ISIS] in military terms, at the same time, the crimes it has committed against Muslims cannot simply be overlooked or forgotten with time, because in Islam there is no statute of limitations,” Adam Gadahn, the American citizen also known as Al Qaeda leader Azzam the American, stated before his death in an Al...
  • If the Muslim Heaven Has 72 Virgins - What Happens in the Muslim Hell? (Vanity)

    05/31/2015 8:32:57 AM PDT · by pinochet · 45 replies
    If a Muslim man lives according to the teachings of his religion, he will be rewarded with 72 virgin women. What happens when a Muslim man fails to live up to the teachings of his religion and goes to hell. A drinking buddy claims that in the Muslim hell, there 72 sexually experienced and well endowed gay men, and the Muslim man in hell gets to play the role of the virgin. Is this true?
  • Not Crowded, but Close – A Brief Reflection & Clarification/Communion of Saints in Heaven

    05/15/2015 8:38:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-14-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Not Crowded, but Close – A Brief Reflection and Clarification on the Communion of Saints in Heaven By: Msgr. Charles PopeMany of you know that I write the weekly “Question and Answer” column for the Our Sunday Visitor newspaper. Every now and again I get a question that stands out as unique, one that I had not thought of before. And such is the case with the question below. I had never thought of Heaven as potentially being crowded or considered it a drawback. But the question led me to reflect on the deeper experience of what we call the Communion of...
  • Beams of Heaven As I Go -- A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

    03/01/2015 6:57:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-28-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Beams of Heaven As I Go – A Homily for the Second Sunday of Lent By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhat is it that gives hope, peace, and serene joy to the Christian life? Briefly, it is the vision of glory, a glimpse into the Promised Land of Heaven, which the Lord can and does give to His people. Today’s gospel shows forth a kind of process wherein the Lord lays the foundations of hope, peace, and joy for His disciples and for us. Let’s look at four aspects of how the Lord lays this foundation.I. The Paradoxical Prelude - The...
  • Heaven Tourism Books Pulled from Nearly 200 Christian Bookstores

    03/25/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 82 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | March 25, 2015 | David Roach
    LifeWay Christian Resources has stopped selling all "experiential testimonies about heaven" following consideration of a 2014 Southern Baptist Convention resolution on "the sufficiency of Scripture regarding the afterlife." ...The resolution, adopted by messengers to the SBC annual meeting in June, warned Christians not to allow "the numerous books and movies purporting to explain or describe the afterlife experience" to "become their source and basis for an understanding of the afterlife."
  • ACCESS THE Heavenlies in an ETERNAL Manner For You ARE ( (( ZION ALIVE )) ) ![charismatic caucus]

    03/13/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible, the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-13-15 | Jedediah
    I have given you My Children My access to the Kingdom of ZION(Heavenlies) and the Fullness thereof but many see this as a distant place but truly My Kingdom is more than near you for "I AM THE KINGDOM" and I reside "IN YOU" ( (( ZION ALIVE )) ) and so how can two walk together unless they agree as Enoch does even now ?! For I AM FOR YOU not against you and My Love is your Pathway to the Highway Of Holiness for I Command Love and I AM COMMANDER of You "MY ARMY". So Come Up...
  • Hearts Aloft! A Reflection on our Mystical Transport to Heaven in Every Mass

    11/28/2014 7:11:33 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-27-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Hearts Aloft! A Reflection on our Mystical Transport to Heaven in Every Mass By: Msgr. Charles PopeBefore November ends and our consideration of the four last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell) gives way to Advent preparations for the great Second Coming that ushers in those things definitively,  let us turn our attention to a short, often-overlooked summons to Heaven that takes place in every Mass. It takes place in a short dialogue just after the prayer over the gifts and before the singing of the Sanctus. It is called the “preface dialogue” and it is really quite remarkable...
  • Love of the World Fuels the Fear of Death – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Cyprian

    11/25/2014 7:24:11 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-24-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love of the World Fuels the Fear of Death – A Meditation on a Teaching of St. Cyprian By: Msgr. Charles PopeAs November winds down and Advent still looms, the traditional meditation we make on the four last things (death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell) is still operative. A classic writing by St. Cyprian comes to mind. It is a meditation on the fundamental human struggle to be free of undue attachment to this world and to have God (and the things waiting for us in Heaven) as our highest priority.In this meditation, St. Cyprian has in mind the Book of James and...
  • 10 reasons popular versions of Christian heaven would actually be hell (Valerie Tarico)

    02/01/2015 12:43:34 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 90 replies
    Maybe descriptions of Hell are so horrific to keep people from thinking about how hellish popular versions of the Christian Heaven would be—even without Pat Robertson in the mix. Most Westerners are at least vaguely familiar with the popular Christian version of Heaven: pearly gates, streets of gold, winged angels and the Righteous, with their bodies made perfect and immortal, singing the praises of God forever. What’s surprising is how few people have actually thought about what a nightmare this kind of existence would be.
  • Who Are These?...Revelation 7 pt 4

    01/25/2015 11:41:11 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    01-24-15 | Bill Randles
    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...
  • Fabricated: 'I did not go to heaven'

    01/24/2015 11:38:38 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | January 23, 2015 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' decision to stop selling a discredited book about a 6-year-old's supposed vision of heaven is being cited as a reminder that followers of Jesus should rely on the Bible rather than subjective experience for their knowledge of the afterlife. "Anytime you step away from the clear, revelatory, propositional statements of Scripture into your own experience, then you open yourself to every kind of weird existential idea out there," Chris Osborne, a Texas pastor who believes books like Malarkey's are unbiblical, told Baptist Press. "We want people bound to truth, not to what they feel...
  • The Ultimate Feast of Tabernacles...Revelation 7 pt 3

    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...
  • Malarkey Did Not Go to Heaven: The Foolishness of Believing that All is False or True

    01/18/2015 4:48:43 PM PST · by juliosevero · 21 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Malarkey Did Not Go to Heaven: The Foolishness of Believing that All is False or True NYT Best-Selling Author Lied About Going to Heaven By Julio Severo If you believe that a bad name can bring a curse, consider Alex Malarkey, who says now he did not die and go to heaven. He is co-author of Tyndale House Publishers’ “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” published in 2010. Now he says that his book is deceptive and he is blaming Christian retailers for selling it. Because he is recanting the story of his visit to heaven, mega news outlets —...
  • Boy Who Came Back From Heaven’ actually didn’t; books recalled

    01/16/2015 1:11:35 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2015 | Ron Charles
    Tyndale House, a major Christian publisher, has announced that it will stop selling “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey. The best-selling book, first published in 2010, purports to describe what Alex experienced while he lay in a coma after a car accident when he was 6 years old. The coma lasted two months, and his injuries left him paralyzed, but the subsequent spiritual memoir – with its assuring description of “miracles, angels, and life beyond This World” – became part of a popular genre of “heavenly tourism.” Earlier this week, Alex...
  • Boy Who Claimed He Visited Heaven Reads Bible and Recants Story; LifeWay to Pull Book From Stores

    01/16/2015 7:31:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    LifeWay Christian Stores has come under fire for selling a book based on a boy who claimed he visited heaven and who is now saying that the story is false. The book, titled The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, has been available since last year and tells the story of 6-year-old Alex Malarkey who suffered a horrific car accident in 2004. The crash paralyzed Alex and it was unlikely he'd survive after slipping into a coma. He awoke two months later and claimed that angels took him through the gates of heaven to meet Jesus. Malarkey addressed the validity...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • The Mark Of The Lamb...Revelation 7 pt 1

    And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in...
  • God’s Plan will Stand – A Word of Encouragement to the Fainthearted

    12/23/2014 8:44:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-22-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God’s Plan will Stand – A Word of Encouragement to the Fainthearted By: Msgr. Charles PopeAdvent is a season of waiting, waiting for God to fulfill his promises. We know that most of His promises from the Old Testament were fulfilled magnificently by Jesus. But as St. Paul reminds, we have received but the first fruits of his work in our soul (cf Rom 8:23). The created world and our physical bodies still await the full implications of what He has done. We still await a new Heaven and a new earth where the justice of God will reside...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFP’s beloved pet Yorkie, ‘Yankee’, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholson’s inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Z’s blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
  • Sorry, Fido. Pope Francis did NOT say our pets are going to heaven

    12/13/2014 2:52:13 PM PST · by NYer · 91 replies
    RNS ^ | December 12, 2014 | David Gibson
    (RNS) When Pope Francis recently sought to comfort a distraught boy whose dog had died, the pontiff took the sort of pastoral approach he is famous for — telling the youngster not to worry, that he would one day see his pet in heaven. “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” Francis said reassuringly.Pope Francis greets a crowd on his way to a meeting with cardinals at the Vatican on Feb. 21, 2014. RNS photo by David Gibson It was a sparkling moment on a rainy November day, and the setting in St. Peter’s Square only burnished Francis’ reputation as...
  • Pope Francis says all dogs go to heaven? Not so fast

    12/13/2014 10:44:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    CRUX ^ | 12/13/2014 | David Gibson
    When Pope Francis recently sought to comfort a distraught boy whose dog had died, the pontiff took the sort of pastoral approach he is famous for — telling the youngster not to worry, that he would one day see his pet in heaven.“Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures,” Francis said reassuringly.It was a sparkling moment on a rainy November day, and the setting in St. Peter’s Square only burnished Francis’ reputation as a kindly “people’s pope.” The story naturally lit up social media, became instant promotional material for vegetarians and animal rights groups, and on Friday even made...
  • Pooper Scoopers in Heaven?

    12/13/2014 9:34:03 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 31 replies
    12/13/14/ | Self
    First it was that all atheists can go to Heaven. Then it was that communist economics is Biblical. Furthermore, he and the church believes theistic evolution--"God is not a magician." (God made everything, then everything made everything. Adam and Eve's parents were apes.) The church needs to dialogue about the Sacrament of Marriage concerning divorce and unnatural marriage. Basically, the church has become RC-Lite and "all things to all sheeple." Now, he says that all dogs go to Heaven! What about other pets? Let me tell you that cat fanciers are being rubbed the wrong way! Rumors are that the...
  • To Be A Pilgrim...

    By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him...
  • RT Kendall: ‘I wouldn't be surprised to see Yaser Arafat in heaven’

    11/14/2014 8:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Premier ^ | 11/14/2014 | By Justin Brierley
    Church leader RT Kendall has said that he believes Yasser Arafat may have accepted Christ before his death a decade ago. November 11 marks ten years since the death of the PLO leader, regarded as a heroic freedom fighter by many Palestinians and a terrorist by many Israelis. The first time RT Kendall was granted rare access to Arafat,the Christian writer and speaker told him he had prayed for him every day for 20 years. According to Kendall, the 20-minute appointment turned into an hour and 45 minutes, and an unlikely friendship began. The third time Kendall visited Arafat, the...
  • Billy Graham Celebrates 96th Birthday With New Film Announcment: 'I Know I'm Going to Heaven,'

    11/08/2014 6:51:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 268 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/8/2014 | Emma Koonse
    Billy Graham is ringing in his 96th year with friends and family on Friday, and fellow faith leaders are sending an outpouring of well wishes to the famed evangelical preacher today. In a far cry from last year's birthday celebration involving over 800 guests, Graham is marking his birthday this year with a quiet celebration at his Montreat, NC home, according to a press release issued on Nov. 7. Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham, was unavailable for comment to The Christian Post, but his father Franklin assured fans that the 96-year-old is doing well. "Although his physical condition...
  • A Sunday Encouragement

    10/26/2014 7:47:09 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.(John 11:43-44)Lazarus had died. He had been buried four days, embalmed and laid in the family grave. But now at the command of Jesus He stands at the door of the same tomb, fully alive. Everything around and behind him is death. He till wears the same rotting clothes he was buried in, and...
  • What heaven's really like-by a leading brain surgeon who says he's been there: Read his testimony

    10/17/2014 10:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2014 | Dr. Eben Alexander
    When I was a small boy, I was adopted. I grew up remembering nothing of my birth family and unaware that I had a biological sister, named Betsy. Many years later, I went in search of my biological family, but for Betsy it was too late: she had died. This is the story of how I was reunited with her — in Heaven. Before I start, I should explain that I am a scientist, who has spent a lifetime studying the workings of the brain. My adoptive father was a neurosurgeon and I followed his path, becoming an neurosurgeon myself...
  • Do Dogs Go to Heaven...?

    09/11/2014 3:09:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 76 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Church-sign war!  h/t Kirby
  • Born with a hole in her heart, she saw Jesus before angels carried her home

    06/13/2014 4:04:55 AM PDT · by rhema · 21 replies
    GodReports ^ | June 10, 2014 | Mark Ellis
    No one guessed little Giselle had a heart problem until a routine doctor’s check-up at seven months old. But her short, joy-filled life ended with visions of Jesus and heaven, a comfort to those who loved her most. “I don’t know why Giselle was born this way,” says Tamrah Janulis, Giselle’s mother. “That’s one of the questions I will ask God.” At seven months, doctors discovered a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot, the most common cause of blue baby syndrome. Tamrah and husband Joe were completely surprised when doctors informed them that Giselle lacked a pulmonary valve...
  • How Hitler and Judas could end up in heaven

    06/04/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 262 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/04/2014 | Damon Linker
    In certain schools of Christian thought, hell is not everlasting, but a more painful form of purgatory. M any Christians presume that hell is a place where brutally painful punishments are inflicted on evildoers for an indefinite, and perhaps infinite, amount of time in the afterlife. Think of a medieval torture chamber with no exit — or fire extinguishers. But this, as I argued in a recent column, makes no theological sense. If morality is good, then doing the right thing must be its own reward and doing the wrong thing must be its own punishment. To think that a...
  • "Heaven is for Real" and the Gospel of Life

    05/18/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2014 | Paul Kengor
    Editor's note: A version of this article first appeared at thecatholicthing.org I recently bought the book “Heaven is for Real” and saw the movie. That was unusual for me. I don’t typically do the books and movies everyone else is doing, especially the touchy-feely spiritual ones. Maybe it’s the snob in me, or, really, I just don’t like to do what the culture is doing. But this time, I made an exception. The story is about the near-death experience of a four-year-old named Colton Burpo, a pastor’s son from Nebraska. I’ll say up front that I didn’t care much for...
  • 48 Hours In Hell

    05/07/2014 10:00:03 PM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    Gospel Tract and Bible Society ^ | 1888 | John W. Reynolds
    One of the most interesting cases of resuscitation that ever came to my knowledge was that of George Lennox, a notorious horse thief of Jefferson County. He was serving his second term. Sedgwick County sent him to the prison the first time for a similar offense - stealing horses. During the winter of 1887 and 1888 he worked in the coal mines. The place where he was laboring seemed dangerous to him. He reported the fact to the officer in charge, who made an examination, and deciding that the room was safe, ordered Lennox back to his work. The...
  • How Should Christians Think About Near-Death Experiences?

    05/01/2014 3:20:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Patheos Philosophical Fragments ^ | February 14, 2013 | Timothy Dalrymple
    A recent piece I wrote on hell was inspired, in part, by the story of 23 Minutes in Hell, an account from a gentleman named Bill Wiese of a nighttime experience in which, he believed, he was permitted to experience hell for a short period of time in order to return to the land of the living and tell everyone that hell is for real. MY own post was not a careful exegetical treatment of the issue of damnation, but a description of a personal struggle between the vision of the afterlife I have inherited from my evangelical upbringing and...