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  • The Harrowing of Hell

    04/17/2014 5:41:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 17, 2014 | David Arias
    The second reading from the Office of Readings for Holy Saturday is taken from an ancient homily on Christ’s descent into hell. It begins: “Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep.” The King fell asleep when His soul was separated from His body on Good Friday afternoon. He remained asleep until His soul reanimated His body on Easter morning. But during the silence and stillness of the King’s sleep, He harrowed hell.Our Lord’s descent into hell is well attested to...
  • This life in the modern world vs. the next (vanity)

    04/12/2014 8:22:28 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    We live in a time and place that's very prosperous and where our "human rights" are respected and the importance of having our basic needs met is regarded. Does all this actually work against people, though, however, in that God Himself promises that unless one repents and trusts in His Son for salvation, life in the next world will be spent in Hell, where such rights and needs aren't respected?
  • When Death and Hell Ride...Rev 4-6 pt 13

    And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)I believe that the first two and possibly three of the seven seals are already opened. I could be wrong I admit, but I definitely believe that...
  • Pope Francis Threatens Hell -- Hooray!

    03/25/2014 7:03:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, Pope Francis warned Italy's Mafia leaders that if they continue their evil ways, they will go to hell. Hooray for the pope. More power to him for threatening evil people with hell. I had begun to despair that in my lifetime I would hear such talk from mainstream Christian or Jewish leaders. For the past two generations, God has rarely been depicted as judging and punishing. Instead all we have heard is the phrase, "God Is Love," which, when offered as the one description of God, is morally meaningless -- and even morally dangerous. If your aim...
  • The Ungodly Are Not So...Psalm 1 pt 3

    ...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...
  • The Biblical Evidence for Hell

    03/02/2014 10:59:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    ligonier ^ | February 2014 | Christopher W Morgan
    Would a loving Jesus really teach about hell? Yes, and so does every New Testament author. Let’s consider what they teach.Hell in MatthewIn the Sermon on the Mount, often known for its emphasis on love and the kingdom, Jesus teaches the reality and nature of hell (5:20–30; 7:13–27). In Matthew 5:20–30, Jesus contrasts hell with the kingdom of heaven and warns that hell is a real danger to unrepentant sinners. The fire of hell, the justice of hell, and the extreme suffering in hell are particularly stressed. The unrepentant are warned to use extreme measures to avoid being cast into it by God.As...
  • Research: People Who Believe Hell Are Less Happy

    02/24/2014 7:45:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Live Science ^ | 02/24/2014 | By Wynne Parry, Live Science Contributor
    Fire, brimstone, eternal suffering hell is not a pleasant concept. But research has pointed to the societal benefits of a belief in supernatural punishment, including higher economic growth in developing countries and less crime. But there are also drawbacks, even in this life. A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life. "It seems there is this trade-off," said Azim Shariff, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. In research published in January in PLOS ONE, Shariff and a colleague looked at international...
  • Hell on Trial

    02/24/2014 5:17:08 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | February 2014 | John Blanchard
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930), the Scottish physician and author best known for his creation of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, once wrote, “Hell, I may say … has long dropped out of the thoughts of every reasonable man.” He would get a lot of support for that statement today, and not only from those outside of the Christian church. The idea that untold billions of human beings, including many who would have seemed decent, law-abiding citizens, will spend eternity exposed to God’s unrelenting anger, is simply unacceptable to many people. Even some holding high ecclesiastical office have rejected the...
  • On The Acceptance Of Evil...

    02/20/2014 8:03:07 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 15 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/on-the-acceptance-of-evil-2/ | 02-29-14 | Bill Randles
    …Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.(2 Thessalonians 2:6-10)Evil thrives on lies. The fall of man came about by the acceptance of a lie. Satan himself is the father of lies. Lying and...
  • The Disappearance of Hell

    02/09/2014 8:05:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 604 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 2/1/14 | John MacArthur
    According to recent polls, some 81 percent of adult Americans believe in heaven, and fully 80 percent expect to go there when they die. By comparison, about 61 percent believe in hell, but less than 1 percent think its likely they will go there. In other words, a slight majority of Americans still believe hell exists, but genuine fear of hell is almost nonexistent. Even the most conservative evangelicals dont seem to take hell very seriously anymore. For decades, many evangelicals have downplayed inconvenient biblical truths, neglecting any theme that seems to require somber reflection. Doctrines such as human depravity,...
  • Do Stars Who Self-Destruct Bypass Hell Because They Entertained Us?

    02/09/2014 7:01:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last Sunday, as most of you know, the Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose. Strewn about the millionaires abode were sixty bags of un-used smack along with five empty/used bags of the Ace of Spades. According to the reports, those who discovered the dead thespian said he was found deceased with a needle in his arm. Not a pretty picture. Later that same night, as the news channels began to report on Hoffmans death, the various talking heads began to wax eloquently about how he was a great actor, a normal guy, who rode his...
  • Rejecting God Because of Hell Is Illogical

    01/09/2014 9:09:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/09/2014 | BY DAN DELZELL
    "I could never believe in a God who sends people to hell." This common objection, while sincere, is nevertheless untrue and illogical. How can you say it is "untrue" Dan if someone really means it? This is how. Just walk through the reasoning with me if you will. First of all, think about what the person is saying. He is saying that if the biblical teaching about heaven and hell is correct, then he would never believe in a God who allows people to spend eternity in a place of suffering. This rationale is both illogical and irrational. His objection...
  • "He Descended into Hell. . .": Did Jesus Really Go To Hell? (Special Holy Saturday Podcast and Post)

    Click below (scroll to the bottom of this post) to listen to our special Holy Saturday podcast.Listen on iTunesor right click the link below.On Holy Saturday we meditate on one of the most obscure lines in the Apostles' Creed: "he descended into hell." What does this part of the Creed refer to? Is it biblical? Moreover, what does it mean to say Christ "descended into hell"? Did he experience the torments of wicked? Christ and the "Spirits in Prison"In 1 Peter we read that Christ continued to save souls--even after his death. For Christ also died for sins once for...
  • What the Lord means when He says the Gates of Hell will not prevail

    03/07/2013 11:52:03 AM PST · by NYer · 66 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 6, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Recently I have found a persistent line of questioning in reference to the traditional understanding of the Lord’s promise to the Church: the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it (Matt 16:18) . Yesterday on the blog a reader stated the question quite well:This is just a curiosity question, but why is it that “gates” is always phrased by Catholics as if they were an offensive weapon being wielded against the Church? I’ve never heard them used as such ….But in the normal usage of the word “gates” wouldn’t it be that the Church is doing the attacking against...
  • 99 & 1/2 Wont Do A Meditation on Purgatory

    11/02/2010 7:45:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 119 replies · 1+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | November 1, 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    99 & 1/2 Wont Do A Meditation on PurgatoryBy: Msgr. Charles Pope I have blogged before on Purgatory. For example here: Purgatory Biblical and Reasonable. I have also provided a PDF document on the Biblical roots of the teaching here: PDF Document on Purgatory .On this Feast of All Souls I want to reflect on Purgatory as the necessary result of a promise. Many people think of purgatory primarily in terms of punishment, but it is also important to think of it in terms of promise, purity and perfection. Some of our deceased brethren are having the...
  • Four Common Tactics of the Devil

    07/23/2013 3:20:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 22, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the key elements in any contest is to understand the tactics of your opponent and to recognize the subtleties of the strategy or moves they may employ. In the spiritual battle of life we need to develop some sophistication in recognizing, naming, and understanding the subtleties of common tactics of the Devil.A 2011 book by Fr. Louis Cameli, The Devil You Don’t Know is of great assistance in this matter. Having read it recently, I think it would be of value to reflect on four broad categories of the Devil’s tactics that Fr. Cameli analyzes.While the four...
  • Jesus, Who loves you, warned of Hell A Catalogue of Jesus Warning texts.

    05/28/2013 3:03:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 27, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many people today put Hell in opposition to the love of God. But Jesus combines them. Here is an important truth: No one loves you more than Jesus Christ. And yet, no one spoke of or taught on Hell and Judgment more than Jesus Christ. There is from him, warning after warning, parable after parable, that speak and warn, even shout judgment and the reality of Hell.No “heresy” of our day is more widespread or pernicious than the “heresy” that denies hell and the proclaimed truth of its existence and sad its frequency. I say “heresy” in quotes only because...
  • Ho Hum on Heaven? Not only have many lost a proper fear of Hell, but also a deep longing for Heaven.

    10/31/2013 11:51:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/31/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Many years ago I was taught that the essence of heaven is the Beatific Vision. That is, one will look upon the glorious and radiant face of God, and find in that look the fulfillment of all desires, and a joy (beatus) beyond all telling.And surely this description remains both true and worth repeating. However, I have noticed that some get stuck on the the word vision and to some extent on the word face, and tend to reduce the experience to a kind of static (unchanging) vision.For our experience of the face of another is that it does not...
  • The Disease And Cure Of The Soul...Mark 8 pt 3

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them,Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words...
  • Value Your Soul...Mark 8 pt 6

    12/19/2013 8:55:28 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • On Gaining The World...Mark 8 pt 4

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospels, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Atheist Group Seeks to Recruit Members With Sign 'Relax, Hell Doesn't Exist, Enjoy Your Life'

    11/25/2013 8:59:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/25/2013 | Katherine Weber
    Atheists in San Diego, Calif. are trying a new approach to recruiting non-believers by offering food, such as pretzels and cheezits, and putting up large banners that read "Relax: hell does not exist, or heaven either, enjoy your life." The atheists are members of the San Diego-based group the San Diego Coalition of Reason, and every Saturday they set up a booth in the city's Balboa Park alongside other religious groups, such as Hare Krishnas and evangelical Christians, to educate passerby on their lack of beliefs. Along with the quirky banner that hangs over their booth, members of the group...
  • 'Gate to Hell' guardians recovered in Turkey

    11/24/2013 6:05:13 PM PST · by Carbonsteel · 53 replies
    Signs of the Times ^ | 11/18/2013 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Archaeologists digging in Turkey have found the guardians of the "Gate to Hell" -- two unique marble statues which once warned of a deadly cave in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, near Pamukkale. Known as Pluto's Gate -- Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin -- the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition. It was discovered in March by a team led by Francesco D'Andria, professor of classic archaeology at the University of Salento.
  • Rob Bell's 'Love Wins' Nudged 1,000 People to Leave Mars Hill Bible Church, Says Successor

    11/19/2013 3:00:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/2013 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    Mars Hill Bible Church, the congregation founded by author Rob Bell, lost about 1,000 people over their former pastor's controversial 2011 book, Love Wins: A Book about Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived, according to the Grandville, Mich., megachurch's new pastor Kent Dobson. Dobson was chosen by Mars Hill Bible Church in 2012 to replace Bell, who founded the congregation in 1999. "There was a lot of drama with (Bell's book) Love Wins and that season feels like it's over. This year has been one of sort of settling down a bit and re-identifying our...
  • MSNBC Ad For New Website: Contribution-in-Kind To Wendy Davis?

    10/31/2013 5:17:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When a network's adputatively for its own websiteextensively features a candidate for office in a high-profile race, at what point does the ad constitute a contribution in kind to that politician's campaign? The question arises in light of MSNBC's ad for its new website that aired on today's Morning Joe. In the space of 30 seconds, the ad twice featured shots of Wendy Davis, Dem candidate for Texas governor, who became an overnight liberal darling on the basis of her filibuster of a Texas law imposing restrictions on abortion. For good measure, the ad also displayed what appeared to be...
  • What if Once Saved, Always Saved is Wrong?

    10/20/2013 11:29:26 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 479 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 20, 2013 | JP
    Once upon a time, Groucho Marx hosted the popular game show, You Bet Your Life. At the start of the show, a secret word was revealed to the studio audience. If a contestant said the word during the course of the show, a reward would descend from the rafters (a one hundred dollar bill). Whether we know it or not, we are all, Christians and non-Christians alike, contestants in the spiritual equivalent of You Bet Your Life. If we bet wisely, our reward is eternal life. But if we bet foolishly, we condemn ourselves to eternal damnation. That brings to...
  • Sources: Wendy Davis running for Texas governor

    09/26/2013 7:20:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2013 7:06 PM EDT | Jim Vertuno and Paul J. Weber
    Democrat Wendy Davis, a state senator who catapulted to national prominence this summer with a filibuster over access to abortion, is running for Texas governor. Two Democrats with knowledge of her decision told The Associated Press on Thursday that Davis would announce her candidacy next week. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to pre-empt her official campaign launch on Oct. 3, which will take place in her home district of Fort Worth.
  • Charlie Rangel: We all know Jesus said youre going to Hell if you dont support big govt

    09/25/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Let’s call him the Left’s Pat Robertson, though the comparison might not be entirely fair to Robertson because he’s probably paid more of his taxes than Rangel. If a Republican uttered anything near this level of nasty, particularly with a religious bent, it’d be news for days, becoming part of the national narrative on heartless, religious rubes of the Right. But Bible thumping’s a-okay, as long as you’re using the Good Book to thump conservatives. And, thus Rep. Charlie Rangel’s assessment that roughly half the country is headed for a smitin’ for its embrace of barbarically low spending levels of...
  • Neighbor from hell 'who performed lewd dance at child's party and......

    09/20/2013 9:33:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    mail online ^ | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: Neighbor from hell 'who performed lewd dance at child's party and said she wished the mom was dead' breaks silence to claim SHE was the bullied one and husband wanted an affair A woman dubbed the 'neighbor from hell' has hit back at the family who say she terrorized them, claiming that she was the one being bullied and that the husband wanted to have an affair with her. Lori Christensen, 50, from Minnesota, became notorious in 2012 for allegedly targeting her neighbors without good reason. Police received more than 100 calls about her behavior which ranged from...
  • Video: Saudi Cleric Shanqiti: Muslim Men May Enjoy the Company of up to 19,604 Women in Paradise

    09/19/2013 2:12:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 29 replies
    MEMRI (via YouTube.com) ^ | September 16, 2013 | n/a
    Video Description: "Video: Saudi Cleric Shanqiti: Muslim Men May Enjoy the Company of up to 19,604 Women in Paradise"
  • FATHER SPEAKS AGAINST TEACHERS WHODEFEND HOMOSEXUAL PEDOPHILE TEACHER WHO MOLESTED HIS CHILD

    08/20/2013 2:17:31 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 75 replies
    Glenn Beck Radio Program ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | Glenn Beck
    Please watch the 4 minute 43 second video titled GLENN BECK,SICK Teachers in MI stand behind a colleague convicted of rapeING A BOY. Below is a transcript of the interview ( from www.glennbeck.com: GLENN: John, how are you, sir? JOHN: Im doing great. Thank you, Mr. Beck. GLENN: Im sorry that we have to meet under these conditions. I would imagine the conversation we had for the last couple of days had to be your son has did you guys know at all? Did you have any idea at all that this was going on? JOHN: No....
  • Why This Generation Doesn't "get" Hell...

    If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of...
  • 'I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God': Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    07/27/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/27/2013 | ABIGAIL FRYMANN
    <p>The South African Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a 'homophobic God' and would rather go to hell than find himself in a 'homophobic heaven'.</p> <p>The retired archbishop said the fight against homophobia in South Africa was similar to the campaign waged against racial apartheid in South Africa.</p>
  • Horseshoe Bay father receives 23 life sentences for molesting daughter

    07/20/2013 9:55:46 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 20 replies
    The River Cities Daily Tribune ^ | July 19, 2013 | Connie Swinney
    BURNET A Burnet County jury on July 18 sentenced 40-year-old Robert Michael Arteaga to 23 consecutive life sentences after he was found guilty of multiple child sex assault and child pornography charges, according to the 33rd/424th District Attorneys Office. The grooming was there from the beginning, said Assistant District Attorney Stacy Street. It was her biological father, and it was happening as often as two to three times a week. Arteaga was convicted on 23 counts of sexual assault of a child and 17 counts of possession of child pornography after a trial that lasted four days in Burnet...
  • #3908 - ...Hizb Al-Tahrir...Caliphate Is Coming, and Britain and America Can Go to Hell

    07/15/2013 8:39:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 21/6/13
    So many juicy quotes. So little time.
  • Texas prepares to execute 500th inmate

    06/25/2013 8:29:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 32 replies
    MyFoxHouston ^ | Jun 25, 2013 6:49 PM CDT | MICHAEL GRACZYK
    On Wednesday, barring a reprieve, Kimberly McCarthy will become the 500th convicted killer in Texas to receive a lethal injection. [...] The death penalty is on the books in 32 states. On average, Texas executes an inmate about every three weeks. The murderer: Kimberly McCarthy
  • US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 300 replies
    North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said
  • Envy, covetousness and the cold, clear fire of hell

    05/30/2013 5:18:15 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 30, 2013 | Linda Kimball
    In 1977 British journalist William Rees-Mogg saw that the West had lost its faith, and like a fish out of water or a drowning man was, "...desperately thrashing around for lack of oxygen. Since the time of Christ there has been no period in which there has been the same feeling of...spiritual impoverishment." (Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture,Herbert Schlossberg,p. 2) Thirty-six years later, but for a faithful remnant, Christendom is dead and America's idolatrous, nihilistic post-Christian culture and narcissistic postmodern church are quickly following suit. While there are as yet many faithful churches, priests,...
  • Why I Hope Convicted Abortionist Kermit Gosnell Doesnt Go to Hell

    05/15/2013 3:29:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    life news ^ | Josh Brahm
    I spent a lot of time yesterday sorting out my feelings about Gosnell and his conviction, as well as the way some extreme pro-life people are talking about him. Thanks to a few respected colleagues who took some time with me to discuss in private, I think Ive worked out the three major feelings I have. I suspect most of my readers will agree with the first two, but have questions about the third: 1 Im glad limited justice has been served. 2 Im glad hes going to prison. 3 Yet, I dont want Gosnell to go to Hell. Id...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DAMNATION, 04-22-13

    04/22/2013 9:20:06 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicREference.net ^ | 04-22-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DAMNATION The conscious eternal loss of the vision of God. The state of being damned by reason of one's own deliberate estrangement from God. This is the lot of the demons, and of those who die in mortal sin. It is damnation because it is the result of a just sentence pronounced by God on those who are guilty. It is eternal because it is irrevocable, being pronounced to be unending in its consequences (Matthew 25). The condemned are no longer in a state of probation, and no longer able to expiate or repent (Luke...
  • Do Those Who Commit Suicide Go to Heaven?

    04/09/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/09/2013 | James Watkins
    "I'm sitting here with a loaded shotgun. I want my family back or I pull the trigger," Al* threatened over the phone. "And don't call the cops. I'll kill them before I let them put me in some institution." What could I say to this troubled parishioner? His wife and son had left him, he had been demoted at work, and he felt the church was unsupportive of him. "Well, God loves you and I love you." "Yah, yah. But if I commit suicide, I'll go to hell! Right?" Al's question brought up the age-old question: Do Christians who commit...
  • 4 Truths About Hell Is the doctrine of hell incompatible with the way of Jesus Christ?

    04/06/2013 10:46:39 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 223 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-6-13 | Tom Ascol
    Believing the truth about hell also motivates us to persuade people to be reconciled to God. By Gods grace those of us who are trusting Christ have been rescued from this horrible destiny. How can we love people and refuse to speak plainly to them about the realities of eternal damnation and Gods gracious provision of salvation? Clearer visions of hell will give us greater love for both God and people. There is one very serious defect to my mind in Christs moral character, and that is that He believed in hell. So wrote the agnostic British philosopher Bertrand Russell...
  • Pluto's 'Gate to Hell' uncovered in Turkey

    04/02/2013 1:36:33 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 35 replies
    www.iTech Post.com ^ | April , 2013 | Pierre Dumont
    Italian archaeologists have uncovered Pluto's Gate, the so-called "gate to hell," in southwestern Turkey. In Greco-Roman mythology the cave was considered the portal to the underworld. It was found in the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, and was described by Cicero and the Greek geographer Strabo in their writings. According to Strabo, the opening was filled with deadly vapors. "This space is full of vapor so misty and dense that one can scarcely see the ground. Any animal that passes inside meets instant death," Strabo wrote. "I threw in sparrows and they immediately breathed their last and fell...
  • Where is Jesus After He Dies? A short Reflection on the Harrowing of Hell

    03/30/2013 4:18:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | March 29, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is Christ after he dies on Friday afternoon and before he rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following from a Second Century Sermon and also a mediation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.An Ancient Sermon: Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. . . He has gone...
  • Do we love those inclined to homosexuality enough to stop same-sex marriage?

    03/26/2013 8:02:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 173 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-26-13 | John-Henry Westen
    Lets get one thing straight. In this battle over same-sex marriage it often sounds like those pushing the dismantling of traditional marriage have the upper hand in terms of love. You are opposed to love!; How does the love between me and my partner affect you in your marriage?; Why cant I be allowed to love whomever I choose? These are the tough arguments from love facing those who are fighting to protect marriage from radical redefinition. In truth, however, love is the principle reason to fight same-sex marriage. You see, law is a teacher and enshrining same-sex marriage in...
  • Is A Movie About Hugo Chavez's Death Already In The Works?

    03/05/2013 4:15:30 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-5-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Doing this piece gave me pause. I don't KNOW where Chavez went after his death, and I'm not interested in decisively casting judgement on the matter.That said, he was a BAD guy, he abused the power bestowed upon him, and his life was not a force for good in the world.That has to count for something...
  • President Hugo Chavez Has Died

    03/05/2013 1:59:16 PM PST · by wideawake · 363 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/5/2013 | AP
    President Hugo Chavez Has Died
  • Salafi-Jihadis in Jordan Stage 'Martyrs' Weddings' to Attract Youth to Jihad

    02/09/2013 3:25:01 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies
    SNIPPET: "The forces fighting against Assad's regime in Syria include foreigners who have come to take part in the uprising alongside the Syrian rebels. Among them are members of Jordan's Salafi-jihadi movement, which, according to its senior leaders, has so far dispatched some 250 fighters to Syria.[1] As one means of encouraging Jordanian youths to join its ranks and adopt the ideology of jihad and martyrdom, the Salafi-jihadi movement stages "martyrs' weddings" for fighters killed in Syria, based on the Islamic belief that every martyr is rewarded with 72 black-eyed virgin brides in Paradise. These "weddings" are not a new...
  • If America Ever Heads In The Right Direction Liberals Can Reverse Course With This Compass

    01/18/2013 10:09:33 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
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  • DENTIST FROM COLOMBIA SAW SIN OF ABORTION DURING AFTERLIFE JOURNEY TO NETHERWORLD

    01/16/2013 11:42:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
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    DENTIST FROM COLOMBIA SAW SIN OF ABORTION DURING AFTERLIFE JOURNEY TO NETHERWORLDHow can it be -- that in a great nation, in a nation "under God," there is abortion?How can it be? How can it be that we poison babies, that we scald them, that we puncture them, that we discard them in large alley trash bins?How can it be that every year we slay more than a million in the womb -- this nation that invented the polio vaccine, that devised countless medical technologies to save lives, including those of infants; how can it be rational to also be...