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  • How Hell Glorifies God...

    04/25/2011 3:37:14 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 14 replies
    Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. ( Psalm 7:9-13)The Judeo/Christian teaching of a God of Holy wrath has by and large been rejected...
  • Many Born-Again Christians Hold Universalist Views, Barna Finds

    04/24/2011 6:54:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/18/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    One in four born-again Christians hold universalist thoughts when it comes to salvation, according to a new Barna analysis of trend data. Twenty-five percent of born-again Christians said all people are eventually saved or accepted by God. A similar proportion, 26 percent, said a personís religion does not matter because all faiths teach the same lessons. And an even higher proportion, 40 percent, of born-again Christians said they believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Barna defined universalism as the belief that all human beings will eventually be saved after death. The California-based research and polling firm defines born-again...
  • Did Christ Ever Descend to Hell? Is the Phrase in the Apostle's Creed Biblical?

    04/24/2011 6:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2011 | John Piper
    Did Christ ever descend to hell? There are two passages in the New Testament that, taken a certain way, would seem to indicate that he did. One is in Ephesians 4:9 where it says that Christ descended into the lower parts of the earth. This probably means that he descended to the earth, which is the lower parts. The "of" there doesn't mean that he is going under the earth. So I don't think that text warrants the interpretation that he descended into hell. The other text is 1 Peter 3:18-20 where it says that Christ went to speak to...
  • Obamatizing the Church

    04/23/2011 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 23, 2011 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Just as Barack Obama wants to change what it means to be America, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Rob Bellís book, Love Wins. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize ďloveĒ and dismiss the Biblical view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as ďhell), has prompted discussions throughout the church and, indeed, throughout a wide swath of American culture, about the meaning of Christianity and the basic theological doctrines...
  • Gehenna

    04/22/2011 5:41:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    The Evangelization Station ^ | Victor R. Claveau, MJ
    Gehenna Victor R. Claveau, MJ There are certain individuals and religious groups such as the Jehovahís Witnesses and the Seventh-Day Adventists that deny the existence of Hell or Gehenna. Hell is the state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed, reserved for those who refuse by their own free choice to believe and be concerted from sin, even to the end of their lives (See Catechism of the Catholic Church ß1033). Jesus sometimes used the word ďGehennaĒ rather than the word ďHell,Ē when describing the final abode of the hardened sinner. Regardless, of how it is...
  • Beware: Hell exists

    04/20/2011 4:25:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | The Washington Times | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Just as President Obama wants to change what it means to be American, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Mr. Bellís book, ďLove Wins.Ē Mr. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young, supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize love and dismiss the traditional view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as ďhell) has prompted nationwide discussions about the very meaning of Christianity. Chris Matthews devoted a segment of his Palm Sunday show to a discussion of...
  • Is Hell Dead?

    04/14/2011 1:37:12 PM PDT · by ApplegateRanch · 27 replies
    Time ^ | Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011 | Jon Meacham
    [snip] Traditionally, the key is the acknowledgment that Jesus is the Son of God, who, in the words of the ancient creed, "for us and for our salvation came down from heaven ... and was made man." In the Evangelical ethos, one either accepts this and goes to heaven or refuses and goes to hell. Bell, a tall, 40-year-old son of a Michigan federal judge, begs to differ. He suggests that the redemptive work of Jesus may be universal ó meaning that, as his book's subtitle puts it, "every person who ever lived" could have a place in heaven, whatever...
  • Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and the Biblical Doctrine of Hell

    04/09/2011 7:49:57 AM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 63 replies ^ | April 8, 2011 | Dr. Randy Alcorn
    I mentioned in an earlier post Rob Bellís book Love Wins. I read it several weeks ago. It contains some good and accurate things here and there, but unfortunately its central message is in explicit contradiction to Scripture and historic Christianity. Oddly, Bell insists that heís not a universalist, yet his book indicates that he believes exactly what universalism does ó that every human being will ultimately be saved, and that none will experience Hell. To teach this and yet claim youíre not a universalist (just because you disagree with some things that some universalists think) is like saying that...
  • Al Gore Repents, Obama Ends Gulf Oil Moratorium, Unemployment Numbers Plummet.

    04/01/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 3 replies
    888WebToday ^ | 3/29/11 | Victor Du Bois
    Hell, Michigan (IMpossible News) - An amazing twist of events has the American economy bouncing back. Al Gore had to break the bad news to a disheartened crowd of global warming enthusiasts in Hell, Michigan. This year isn't the only year that Hell has been frozen over, but after several mild winters the citizens of this town were hoping that Al Gore's global warming science was true. They were looking forward to all the consequences Al was promising in the years to come. When Al was asked (at a public forum) "When can we expect to see the rising temperatures...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Hell

    03/29/2011 4:30:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | 1987 | Saint Faustina
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts † Jesus's words are in italics.† St. Faustina's words are in regular print. † "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693) † † "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My†mercy." (300)† † †
  • MSNBC Host Makes Rob Bell Squirm: "You're Amending The Gospel So That It's Palatable!"

    03/29/2011 9:30:59 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 34 replies ^ | 03/26/2011 | Greg Hengler
    Because of George Stephanopoulos' terrible interview with Pastor Rob Bell this morning on GMA, I present to you a real interview.
  • WARREN BUFFETT: Stay The Hell Away From Long-Term Bonds

    03/28/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1+ views
    business insider ^ | 3/28/11 | Katya Wachtel
    If Warren Buffett has one recommendation investors should follow, it's this: stay away from long-term fixed-income bets in U.S. dollars -- the dollar's purchasing power is heading south. According to Bloomberg, the Berkshire chief said in India yesterday: I would recommend against buying long-term fixed-dollar investments. If you ask me if the U.S. dollar is going to hold its purchasing power fully at the level of 2011, 5 years, 10 years or 20 years from now, I would tell you it will not. I would much rather own businesses. Itís very easy to take away the value of fixed-dollar investments.
  • Who's in Hell? Michigan Pastor's Book Sparks Debate About Eternal Torment

    03/24/2011 6:18:23 AM PDT · by Flightdeck · 106 replies
    Fox News (AP) ^ | March 24, 2011 | AP
    DURHAM, N.C. -- When Chad Holtz lost his old belief in hell, he also lost his job. The pastor of a rural United Methodist church in North Carolina wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional view of hell as a place of eternal torment for billions of damned souls. Two days later, Holtz was told complaints from church members prompted his dismissal from Marrow's Chapel in Henderson. "I think justice comes and judgment will happen, but I don't think that means an eternity...
  • Who's in Hell? Pastors' Criticism of Eternal Torment for Some Sparks Fierce Debate...

    03/24/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT · by TaraP · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24th, 2011
    Methodist pastor who voiced support for a book questioning the view of hell as a place of eternal damnation is "shocked" by his church's decision to fire him. Chad Holtz, who served as pastor of the United Methodist church in rural North Carolina, said he hoped his personal belief posted on Facebook would engage -- not anger -- members of his congregation. Holtz was dismissed this month as pastor of Marrow's Chapel in Henderson after he wrote a note on his Facebook page supporting a new book by Rob Bell, a prominent young evangelical pastor and critic of the traditional...
  • Rob Bell, Hell and God's Love Ė The Debate that Won't Die Book Sparks Debate about Nature of Hell

    03/25/2011 8:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/25/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    The debate about hell incited by Rob Bell and his book Love Wins is far from dying out. A month into the controversy, two theological heavy weights are just beginning to duel it out about the ideas Bell raises regarding hell and Godís love. Conservative Christian defender R. Albert Mohler, Jr., of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, responded Wednesday to emerging church leader Brian McLarenís blog post, saying he welcomes McLarenís rebuttal essay. ďSome theological disputes amount to very little and serve mostly as exercises in missing the point, if indeed there is a point. Other doctrinal exchanges are quite...
  • Freep a Poll: Do You Fear Hell?

    03/24/2011 3:30:27 PM PDT · by Sopater · 109 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2011
    Do you fear hell? Yes. I am afraid my soul could be condemned there for eternity. No. I believe God's love and forgiveness extends to everyone. I don't believe in hell. I'm certain I'll be in heaven when I die. Not sure. I guess I'll find out when I get there.
  • Mars Hell -- Culture and Politics - Sex and Culture

    03/15/2011 8:05:34 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Blog and Mablog ^ | March 14, 2011 | Douglas Wilson
    Martin Luther once said that God reveals Himself in the contrary. Love is revealed in a man, contorted with pain on a cross. And an inability to understand how this can work is what creates problems for those who can find someone like Rob Bell compelling. Justin Taylor has a good summary of some of Kevin DeYoung's work on this, and I commend it to you. But my purpose here is just a little different. I want to point to the present effects of denying the truth about our future in the hereafter. The future effects should be obvious --...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Hell

    03/12/2011 3:30:13 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Hell 834. What is hell? According to Christ, it is a state of eternal misery and suffering, the pain of which is best likened to that caused by fire. As there is both good and evil in this world, so do their counterparts exist in eternity. And as evil is the opposite of good, so hell is the opposite of heaven. If heaven is light and happiness, liberty and peace, hell is darkness and misery, servitude and torment. As a man sows, so shall he reap. If a man dies identified with the good, he will save his soul and...
  • Universalism as a Lure? The Emerging Case of Rob Bell. New book gets people talking about hell

    03/06/2011 8:46:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05./2011 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    As is so often the case, most of us first learned of Rob Bellís new book by means of Justin Taylor and his blog, ďBetween Two Worlds,Ē at the Gospel Coalition. Justin reminds me of the steady folks at the National Hurricane Center. He is able to advise of looming disaster with amazing calmness. That is why I took special notice of Justinís stern warning: ďIt is unspeakably sad when those called to be ministers of the Word distort the gospel and deceive the people of God with false doctrine.Ē Why would Justin feel the need to issue such a...
  • Pastor stirs wrath with his views on old questions (says no hell)

    03/05/2011 11:00:45 PM PST · by OrthodoxKirkPresbyterian · 180 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4-Mar-2011 | Erik Eckholm
    A new book by one of the countryís most influential evangelical pastors, challenging traditional Christian views of heaven, hell and eternal damnation, has created an uproar among evangelical leaders In a book to be published this month, the pastor, Rob Bell, known for his provocative views and appeal among the young, describes as ďmisguided and toxicĒ the dogma that ďa select few Christians will spend forever in a peaceful, joyous place called heaven, while the rest of humanity spends forever in torment and punishment in hell with no chance for anything better.Ē
  • Prepare for the Lord's Return! 5 Days in Heaven and Hell

    02/28/2011 10:25:53 AM PST · by Quix · 384 replies · 2+ views
    QUIX: SHORT EXCERPTS ARE OFFERED IN A SORT OF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FIRST--THEN THE ENTIRE NARRATIVE AS AVAILABLE AT SPIRITLESSONS.COM I found this to be another anointed, Biblical narrative about a very convincing Heavenly visitation--actually, as usual, to hell, too. There's an item or 3 in this one to potentially trouble the RC's and Maryolators, . . . as well as some potentially troubling things for some Calvinists, however. Read at your own risk. Those exposed to The Truth are responsible before God for what they do about and with The Truth.On the other hand, ignorance affords no eternal protection....
  • The Ungodly Are Not So...Psalm 1

    The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.(Psalm 1:4-6)Psalm One is a wisdom psalm. The Spirit shows us by contrast the difference between the truly happy man, and his antithesis, the ungodly. In the sparest of language, two ways of life are shown side by side, the essence of the truly happy and of the miserable. The ungodly are...
  • Our Goal As Parents

    01/14/2011 1:17:17 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    Our Goal As Parents Posted on January 14, 2011 by billrandles Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.What...
  • DMV worker who warned of hell for gays quits job

    12/16/2010 1:14:29 PM PST · by SmithL · 17 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The Department of Motor Vehicles employee who sent a letter to a transgender woman warning of eternal damnation after she sought to record her sex change on her driver's license has quit his job, the DMV said today. Thomas Demartini, who had worked as a customer service representative at the department's San Francisco office for about two years, submitted a letter of resignation Wednesday evening, DMV spokesman Michael Marando said. The department placed Demartini on administrative leave, with pay, shortly after the woman reported the incident in late October. Marando said the DMV has nearly completed an...
  • No Condemnation...Romans 8

    There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.(Romans 8:1-4)One thing I...

    11/16/2010 10:21:55 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the English-speaking world is in the midst of an Atheistic revival? It is fueled by a small but widely celebrated group of authors and thinkers who call themselves ďthe BrightsĒ, and who lecture, debate and write best-selling books which have a wide following among young college and University students. These are not your fatherís atheists either. They are articulate, impassioned, and effective at the use of the media, and the internet. The ďnew AtheistsĒ believe that the old atheists were too tolerant of religion, and not aggressive enough in their attacks upon it. To them, religion...
  • Joy Behar calls Sharron Angle a bitch, then predicts she is going to hell

    10/27/2010 4:19:51 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 27, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Joy Behar calls Sharron Angle a bitch, and then predicts that she is also going to hell. On Tuesdayís "The View," (read: show primarily for stay-at-home moms) that crotchety, ill-tempered and relentlessly vitriolic Joy Behar lashed out at Sharron Angle, simply an average, regular American woman who happens to have a solid, conservative belief system. In other words, it was just another typical broadcast of "The View," a show that lately has become known for nothing but its uncontrollable, excessively emotional, liberal female hostsí outbursts that are much of the time at odds with the opinions of most Americans. Apparently,...
  • Hell Has to Be

    09/26/2010 2:35:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 16, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If God is Love, why is there Hell? And why is it eternal? In a word there is Hell because of respect. God has made us free and respects that freedom. Our freedom is absolutely necessary if we are to love. Now suppose a young man wanted a young lady to love him. Suppose again he found a magic potion with which to lace her drink. So she drinks and suddenly, presto., she ‚Äúloves‚ÄĚ him! Is it love? No, it‚Äôs chemicals. Love, to be love, has to be free. The yes of love is only meaningful if we were free...
  • Iran Confirms Planes Being Refused Fuel In Europe

    10/19/2010 5:39:19 AM PDT · by Fennie · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 19, 2010
    Iran confirmed on Tuesday that some companies were refusing to refuel its planes at European airports and said it would retaliate if the situation continued. Iran has played down the impact of international sanctions, which were tightened in June, and previously said news reports that Iranian airlines were having problems refuelling abroad were part of a "psychological war."
  • The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul

    10/06/2010 7:11:52 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 45 replies
    Heaven and Hell ^ | 2001 | Various
    The Biblical Truth About the Immortal Soul Ideas about us going to heaven or hell hinge on belief in the immortal soul, which must go somewhere when the body dies. Yet the Bible nowhere teaches the soul is immortal. So where did the idea originate? Traditional beliefs about heaven and hell are based on an under-lying teaching‚ÄĒthat everyone has an immortal soul that must go somewhere when physical life ends.This belief isn't unique to traditional Christianity. "All religions affirm that there is an aspect of the human person that lives on after the physical life has ended" (World Scripture: A...
  • False Conversion...Acts 8

    10/02/2010 3:08:50 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 17 replies ^ | 10-02-10 | Bill Randles
    ,i>Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were doÖ(Acts 8:13) It must have been heartening to Phillip, and to the new Christians of Samaria, on the day when the notable Simon the Sorcerer was converted. What a testimony!Think of what kind of impact this man will have on the community for Christ! It was the ďsigns and wondersĒ of Phillip that got his attention, the dramatic deliverances from demonic possession, the undeniable physical healings, and of course the changed lives. He would attach himself to...
  • What Then Shall We Preach on Hell?

    09/25/2010 6:07:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 81 replies
    9 Marks ^ | Sinclair Ferguson
    To speak of hell is to speak of things so overwhelming that it cannot be done with ease. Yet hell exists; this is the testimony of the Scriptures, of the apostles, and of the Lord Jesus himself. The emotionally intolerable is also the truth‚ÄĒand therein lies its awfulness. It is incumbent on the Christian pastor to be familiar with it, to feel the weight of it, to preach it, and to counsel his flock in connection with its meaning and personal implications. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† UNVEILING SINFULNESS The preacher speaks as one who is conscious that he himself must stand before the...
  • Obama Joke of the Day - September 20

    09/20/2010 7:52:06 AM PDT · by toma29 · 5 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/20/2010 | Thomas Bryan
    This one's long, but it fits. An Obama supporter who was on the fringes of good died and was met at the gates of Heaven by St. Peter. ďAs is our custom, you will spend one day in Hell and one day in Heaven then choose where you will spend eternity.Ē The newly deceased breathed a sigh of relief and answered, ďI can tell you right now that I am honored to be good enough for Heaven and that is my choice.Ē St. Peter shook his head and replied, ďRules are rules. Prepare for your 24 hours in Hell.Ē An...
  • White House denies Mrs. Obama's 'hell' comment

    09/16/2010 10:37:03 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 128 replies Associated Press ^ | Thursday, September 16, 2010; 1:10 PM | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is denying that first lady Michelle Obama ever described her White House life as "hell." Mrs. Obama's spokeswoman, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, responded Thursday to a purported comment attributed to Mrs. Obama in a forthcoming book, "Carla and the Ambitious," about French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. The book says Bruni-Sarkozy recalled that during a recent White House visit with her husband, the French president, she asked Mrs. Obama about her new role. According to the book, Mrs. Obama replied: "It's hell. I can't stand it."
  • Michelle Obama: I hate being first Lady, it's hell, but it's a lot of fun and a real joy

    09/15/2010 9:46:41 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 35 replies · 1+ views
    From the Daily Mail: Michelle Obama thinks being Americaís First Lady is Ďhellí, Carla Bruni, [France's First Lady], reveals today in a wildly indiscreet new book. Miss Bruni reveals that Mrs Obama replied when asked about her position as the U.S. presidentís wife: ĎDonít ask! Itís hell. I canít stand it!í From the Chicago Sun Times: April 23, 2009 - [excerpt]: Michelle Obama celebrated "take your child to work day" at the White House by taking questions from kids of White House staffers: Q If you had to choose a job in the White House for a day, what would...
  • Heaven or Hell?

    09/02/2010 2:59:30 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 9 replies ^ | 09/02/2010 | Scott Factor
    While walking down the street one day a "Member of Congress" is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven", says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see such an important person around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the Congressman. "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in...
  • The Only Two destinies...Romans 2

    08/02/2010 8:56:57 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 2+ views
    08-02-10 | Bill Randles
    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...
  • The Only Two Destinies...Romans 2

    08/02/2010 10:14:51 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 17 replies · 6+ views
    The Only two Destinies ÖRomans 2 Posted on August 2, 2010 by billrandles 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...
  • A false choice...

    07/07/2010 10:37:50 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies ^ | 07/07/10 | Bill Randles
    the false choiceÖ Posted on July 7, 2010 by billrandles Some time ago, there was a drama presentation circulating in evangelical churches which attempted to contrast the horrors of Hell, with the bliss and joys of Heaven, through a series of vignettes. At the end of the presentation, an altar call was given, people were called upon to make a clear choice, Do you want to go to Heaven or Hell? Eternal bliss or everlasting torment? When put that way the choice seems obvious doesnít it? Anyone in their right mind would definitely choose to go to heaven and shun...
  • the false choice....

    07/07/2010 3:00:32 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 5 replies
    / ^ | 07/07/10 | Bill Randles
    the false choiceÖ Posted on July 7, 2010 by billrandles Some time ago, there was a drama presentation circulating in evangelical churches which attempted to contrast the horrors of Hell, with the bliss and joys of Heaven, through a series of vignettes. At the end of the presentation, an altar call was given, people were called upon to make a clear choice, Do you want to go to Heaven or Hell? Eternal bliss or everlasting torment? When put that way the choice seems obvious doesnít it? Anyone in their right mind would definitely choose to go to heaven and shun...
  • Obama and the Fiscal 'Road to Hell'

    06/30/2010 6:44:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    wsj ^ | 6/30/10 | KARL ROVE
    At last week's G-20 meeting, President Barack Obama achieved a two-fer. He suffered a significant international defeat, and he increased the chances his party will suffer a major domestic one this fall. Mr. Obama's international defeat was self-inflicted. He went to Toronto to press other major nations to do as he has done: Expand government spending, or suffer, in the president's words, "renewed economic hardship and recession." Canada, Germany, Great Britain and most other countries declined Mr. Obama's invitation. The German economic minister "urgently" prodded America to cut spending at a press conference on June 21, prior to the G-20...
  • Hell Is Not Empty and "Pedophile Priests Will Go There" (Why Preaching on Hell is Salutary)

    06/10/2010 8:56:02 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 181+ views
    Trdition Family and Property ^ | Thursday, 10 June 2010 | Luiz Sťrgio Solimeo
    Hell Is Not Empty and "Pedophile Priests Will Go There" Written by Luiz S√©rgio Solimeo ¬†¬† Thursday, 10 June 2010 10:29 Share The above quote served as the title for Italian Vaticanist Andrea Tornielli‚Äôs article in Rome‚Äôs Il Giornale on a statement by Msgr. Charles Scicluna, Promoter of Justice of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, after an adoration of reparation to the Blessed Sacrament held at Saint Peter‚Äôs Basilica last May 29.¬† Tornielli notes: ‚ÄúMsgr. Scicluna, the ecclesiastical judge following complaints of priestly abuse, recalled that ‚Äėterrible‚Äô condemnation of the Gospel.‚ÄĚ1 A Timely Meditation The importance...
  • The Eternity of Hell

    05/27/2010 11:43:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies · 726+ views
    Bible Tidbits ^ | 5/27/2010 | Daniel Egan
    There are a few who say that hell is not eternal and that some day Godís mercy will overcome his justice and hell will be emptied. What does the Bible and catechism say about this? CCC 1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.CCC 393 It is the irrevocable character of their choice, and not a defect in the infinite divine mercy, that makes the angelsí sin unforgivable. "There is no repentance for the angels after their fall, just as there is no repentance...
  • Next on reality TV: Virgin auction [offensive!]

    05/11/2010 11:13:41 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 40 replies · 970+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | 5-11-10 | Jill Stanek
    I expect liberal feminists won't mind this, since they support those formerly known as prostitutes: "sex workers." From the New York Post, today: A reality show that promises to sell off 3 virgins to the highest bidder is - to say the least - raising a storm of controversy on 2 sides of the Pacific.... The show is the brainchild of an Australian filmmaker, Justin Sisley [pictured above], and will be made for TV there. But, as of yesterday, the show was set to be filmed in NV. The 3 virgins - 2 women and 1 man - are to...
  • Counter Camera detects binoculars, cameras and rifle scopes pointing at you and even people staring

    04/03/2010 2:17:24 PM PDT · by Flavius · 81 replies · 3,547+ views
    totonto ^ | 3.25.10 | na
    Current anti-sniper counter measures depend on the sight or sound of the initial shot, and by that time, it may be too late. Now a new device which uses the same ďred-eyeĒ effect of flash cameras and projects it hundreds of meters, can identify binoculars, sniper scopes, cameras and even human eyeballs that are staring at you. It is hence the first machine that can offer 24/7 warning that you are being watched or targeted, BEFORE a shot is fired. The CS300Kô Long Range Counter Surveillance Camera is the brainchild of high tech surveillance equipment manufacturer JETprotect, and will be...
  • 'Blood-spattered walls and mouldy equipment' (Britain's experience with ObamaCare)

    03/22/2010 11:22:01 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 13 replies · 751+ views
    'Blood-spattered walls and mouldy equipment': How a quarter of hospital trusts fail to meet basic hygiene tests By DANIEL MARTIN Last updated at 1:08 AM on 19th March 2010 A quarter of NHS hospital trusts are failing to meet basic hygiene standards, with some treating patients on blood-spattered wards or with dirty equipment, a damning report has found. A third of ambulance trusts have also missed the targets set, according to the Care Quality Commission. The watchdog's report follows the introduction of tough new hygiene standards after a series of scandals at hospitals in Maidstone, Basildon and Stafford. It also...
  • CNN Hires Conservative; Hell Freezes Over

    03/16/2010 1:11:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 919+ views
    Prominent conservative commentator and editor Erick Erickson will join CNN as a political contributor, appearing primarily on CNN's new show John King, USAł the network announced Tuesday. Erickson, a self described "obsessive news junkie" who grew up in Dubai and rural Louisiana, will also provide perspective and commentary on other programs across the network . . .
  • The Sinner's Guide - Ch 10. The Tenth Motive for Practicing Virtue: The Thought of Hell

    02/09/2010 8:58:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Catholic ^ | 16th cent. | Ven. Louis of Granada - With Imprimi Potest and Imprimatur
    THE SINNERS GUIDE Ven. Louis of Granada 1504-1588 With Imprimi Potest and Imprimatur TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS, INC. Ch 10. The Tenth Motive for Practicing Virtue: The Thought of Hell, the Fourth of the Four Last Things   The least part of the happiness we have endeavored to portray should be sufficient to inflame our hearts with a love of virtue. Nevertheless, we shall also consider the terrible alternative of misery reserved for the reprobate. The sinner cannot comfort himself by saying, "After all, the only result of my depraved life will be that I shall never see God. Further...
  • Saints Going to Super Bowl- Proof Global Warming is a Hoax!

    02/05/2010 11:36:40 AM PST · by Ramtek57 · 16 replies · 342+ views
    Northwest Conservative ^ | January 25, 2010 | michael
    Hell has frozen overÖanyone still want to admit to global warming?
  • The Haters of Reality - Part 2

    01/29/2010 4:33:42 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies · 168+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 1/29/10 | DJP I.F
    In the first segment of this blog; The Haters of Reality -Part 1, we discussed the current turmoil in American society; the surging problem of Liberalism and Relativism; and the one behind it all: the Father of Lies - Lucifer. We now continue onwardÖ.. The City of Enoch After Adamís fall at the dawn of creation (Gen. 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-19), Adam and Eveís first born son Cain followed Luciferís example of following his own godless and vain imagination. In this manner Cain abandoned Almighty Godís presence and possible redemption to live out his temporal existence in a delusional system he...