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  • Democrats try to figure out where they're headed

    02/22/2017 4:20:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 35 replies
    cnn ^ | February 22, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Democrats are days away from choosing a new party leader in a race that will help determine how to fight President Donald Trump. But to get there, they also are revisiting the bitter split of the 2016 presidential primary.Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison are at the forefront of an eight-candidate field to chair the Democratic National Committee. Perez is picking up the endorsements of the heads of the Democratic National Committee's caucuses for women, Hispanics, Asian-Americans and rural Americans. Ellison is picking up the mantle of the insurgency that led to Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential...
  • Do Babies And Children Go To Hell?

    02/15/2017 6:10:52 AM PST · by bogusname · 69 replies
    The Bible makes it very clear that babies and children do not go to hell...even if their parents are wicked.
  • Chorus Hymns Instrumental; Look In (Show More);

    02/03/2017 6:43:19 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 2/3/2017 | Revski
    This instrumental is short but informative, of our Eternal Savior, Jesus Christ. The pictorials are of, Greg Olson's art work and I cover mandolin. The chorus hymns is; Victory In Jesus; accompanied with lyrics.
  • Heretical Views of Christ's Atonement - Mark Driscoll

    01/16/2017 4:33:19 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 14, 2017 | Mark Driscoll
    Mark Driscoll highlights the heretical view embedded in the Word Faith Movement's view of Christ's "finished work" on the cross at Calvary. A good snippet almost lost on the interweb. This video was edited and uploaded for use in this post: http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/jesus-descension-into-hell/ The full sermon this was clipped from can be listened to here: https://youtu.be/epv-JO4JEQM
  • Palestinian official: ‘Gates of hell will open’ if Trump moves embassy

    01/16/2017 1:01:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    A member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party warned on Saturday night that a major conflagration would break out all over the world if US President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his plan to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “All chances for peace and stability will be lost,” said Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Qawasmeh. “The gates of hell will be opened in the region and the world.” He also contended that “the free people of the world will not permit the passage of such a step.” .....
  • Conditionalism Vs Eternal Torment Vs Universal Reconciliation

    11/29/2016 11:45:22 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 53 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 11/29/16 | Gary
    I hold to a doctrine that many would probably consider to be unorthodox, some would even dare call it heresy (though notable ministries such as GotQuestions say it is a valid scriptural interpretation, though they reject it).  It's called Conditionalism, sometimes Annihilationism, and in a nutshell it is the belief that the unsaved (those who die apart from Christ) do not possess immortality and after a period of punishment proportional to their sins will be utterly destroyed - body and soul.  A chief proof-text is Matthew 10:28: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot...
  • Pope: Eternal Damnation "Is Not a Torture Chamber", but Being Eternally Distant from God

    11/25/2016 3:22:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 85 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 11/25/16
    Never talk with the devil, he is a "liar" and "swindler", "seeking our ruin" and for "this will be thrown into the abyss." If "we open our hearts", as Jesus asks us, and we do not go our way, we will have "joy and salvation."Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Eternal damnation "is not a torture chamber," but distance for ever from God, from the "God who gives happiness". But if "we open our hearts," as Jesus asks us, and we do not go our way, we will have "the joy and salvation” said Pope Francis at Mass this morning in Santa...
  • Did Judas and Pontius Pilate End up in Hell?

    11/05/2016 7:52:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Mind Of Corporate Stepsister | Corporate Stepsister
    I'm interested in debating if whether or not Judas and Pontius Pilate ended up in Hell. Despite being considered the most evil men in hisotry, since they were doing God's will in causing Christ to be crucified, surely they would in fact be looked on with favor by God and not condemned to Hell for eternity.
  • ‘Get Huma the Hell out of there’: Clinton aides’ response to Weiner Scandal

    11/03/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 62 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 3, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton aides were so worried about Anthony Weiner that they hatched a plan in 2011 to “bust in the house” to rescue his wife from the pervy congressman, according to a new WikiLeaks email. The plan was hatched in an email from Jennifer Palmieri, who is now the Clinton campaign’s communications director, to fierce Clinton loyalists John Podesta and Neera Tanden. “Time to get in the haz mat suits,” Palmieri wrote on June 10, 2011. “Bust in that house and get Huma the hell out of there.” Huma refers to Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, Clinton’s closest aide. Tanden, who...
  • American Christians Cave on Core Beliefs Only 40% say hell is for those who reject Jesus

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

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

    10/05/2016 5:00:42 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Behold Me: the power and glory of the State. One World. And welcome to Hell. My Dear Loyal Serfs, Cheerleaders, and Deplorable Others: I like people. That’s why I provide a 24 hour news cycle of amusing politicians, useful fools, and other entertainers, for your distraction and edification. I teach you useful things, like how to manipulate, agitate, and participate. I teach you how to sell all that to unindoctrinated other “folks.” I merchandise comfortable arguments that convince you my arguments are true, because everybody says they are true. I say my words so often that they inspire you to...
  • Bishop Barron Talks Nonsense About Hell [Catholic Caucus]

    09/07/2016 9:10:47 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    Manhound's Paradise ^ | September 6, 2016 | Oakes Spalding
    This is a follow-up to Friday's more general post on Bishop Robert Barron's apologetics. Here I want to specifically evaluate one aspect of Barron's views on Hell. Before beginning, I want to head off one possible misunderstanding. In the following, I talk about the chances or "odds" that an individual person or a group of people may be saved. In doing so, I don't mean to imply that those chances may ever be known in any particular case, nor even that they are chances in the conventional sense - that eternal salvation is metaphysically equivalent to, say, a coin flip....
  • The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved

    08/22/2016 4:15:11 PM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 27 replies
    Our Lady of the Rosary Library ^ | ~1745 | St. Leonard of Port Maurice
    Saint Leonard of Port Maurice was a most holy Franciscan friar who lived at the monastery of Saint Bonaventure in Rome. He was one of the greatest missioners in the history of the Church. He used to preach to thousands in the open square of every city and town where the churches could not hold his listeners. So brilliant and holy was his eloquence that once when he gave a two weeks' mission in Rome, the Pope and College of Cardinals came to hear him. The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin, the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the...
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • 'Condemned to Republican hell': Ted Cruz faces GOP knives for anti-Trump message at RNC speech

    07/21/2016 12:22:16 AM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/21/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Republicans from all corners of the party scorned Ted Cruz Wednesday night after the Texas senator delivered a speech before the Republican National Convention that not only failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, but encouraged audience members to not do so if it would violate their "conscience." "Cruz condemned to Republican hell," conservative-news mogul Matt Drudge tweeted, before placing a "HELL'S A-BURNIN'" banner on his popular website. Full article. Pretty good, actually. http://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-rnc-speech-convention-backlash-2016-7
  • Hello Young People, I'm Hillary Clinton(Jenna Marbles 4 minutes)

    06/23/2016 7:50:49 PM PDT · by Vendome · 5 replies
    https://youtu.be/C7dxBlTC_9c ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Jenna Marbles
    Jenna Marbles just cracks me up
  • One Of The Best Things You Can Do For Yourself & Others Is Think About and Preach Hell

    06/09/2016 5:17:47 PM PDT · by SGNA · 30 replies
    Barnhardt ^ | June 9, 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    One Of The Best Things You Can Do For Yourself & Others Is Think About and Preach Hell I have been reading some meditations on Hell by Venerable Luis de la Puente. I have found them to be most helpful, and if I may, I would like to explain some of them to you in the hopes that it will help you and yours. Hell, as with heaven, has been depicted in such a way as to make it seem banal. What is your conception of hell right now before you read this? Fire? Burning? Demons poking you with sticks?...
  • A Journey Using a Medieval “Map of Hell”

    05/22/2016 10:52:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Aletelial ^ | March 20, 2016 | Matthew Becklo
    The “religious sense” has hit Nat Geo overnight – and the Catholic Church has found itself on center stage.First came a dramatized documentary about Pope Francis and a new series from Morgan Freeman about the “the story of God” (which affirmed the co-existence of faith and science in Catholicism and displayed a kind of “spiritual bond” with Rome).Now, Catholicism is at the center of a very different sort of travelogue, a two-hour special called “Map of Hell.” Donning a silver cross, action anti-hero Danny Trejo (Machete) kicks this special off with some “bad news”: “Someday, we’re all gonna die.”...
  • Cruz: Christie 'in his own private hell' for backing Trump

    04/12/2016 2:11:06 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 170 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is "in his own private hell" over his February endorsement of GOP front-runner Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said Tuesday. Appearing on "The Glenn Beck Show," Cruz told the conservative host that Trump seemed to insist on behaving like the famous fictional Mafia don depicted in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather," Michael Corleone. "The presidency should not be La Cosa Nostra," said Cruz, adding that the real estate tycoon seemed to demand a similar level of "Godfather"-like deference and respect from the governor. "You know what gets me," Cruz said. "The servility...
  • A Prayer for the First Family

    03/23/2016 1:39:08 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Freep | 3/23/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Please allow Barack, Michelle, Sasha and Malia to escape the hell of believing themselves the most important people in the world, no real friends, every deference, luxury, desire, new found vice....   dailymotion.com/video/x2h6qm0 Twilight Zone Season 1 Episode 28 "A Nice Place to Visit". A petty crook is killed during a robbery, is sent to a strange place where his every wish is granted by a blonde-haired Sebastian Cabot, who turns out to be the Devil. The crook is in the hell of getting everything he could possibly want. Please Pray this Prayer: Dear Lord, we thank you for...
  • Hell increasing staff to handle massive influx of female voters damned by Madeline Albright

    02/10/2016 10:09:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/16 | Robert Laurie
    'Special places' being brought online Ladies, you were warned. Last week, Madeline Albright told you that there was a “special place in hell” for women who don’t support Hillary. She did her best to make sure you knew about the horrific spiritual dangers that stem from voting for Bernie Sanders, and we did our best to get the message out. Yet, for whatever reason, you decided to ignore the eternal damnation of your mortal soul. Last night, women chose - in massive numbers - to turn their backs on Hillary Clinton. According to anonymous torment-industry sources Hell is gearing up...
  • Albright at Clinton Rally: 'Special Place in Hell for Women Who Don't Help Each Other'

    02/08/2016 3:37:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Weekly Standart ^ | 02/06/16 | John McCormack
    At a rally before a few hundred people on Saturday, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright suggested that women who vote for Bernie Sanders are buying a one-way ticket to "a special place in Hell."
  • THE WORD OF FAITH HERESY THAT TEACHES JESUS CHRIST WAS BORN AGAIN IN HELL

    01/31/2016 8:15:22 AM PST · by SVTCobra03 · 60 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | January 30, 2016 | Geoffrey Grider
    Among the many heresies and outright lies taught by the Word Of Faith movement, the false doctrine that Jesus Christ became born again after suffering in Hell at the hands of the Devil is among the most pernicious. This whopping lie is taught by is taught by Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Hagin, as well as nearly every other false teacher in the Word Of Faith movement.
  • Confound evil men, when we can

    01/18/2016 6:40:08 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 13 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | January 14, anno Domini 2016 | Ann Barnhardt
    "...to neglect to confound evil men, when we can do it, is no less a sin than to encourage them." Pope St. Felix III
  • Hellfire and a Loving God

    01/16/2016 1:14:01 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 78 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | January 16, 2016 | American Faith Today
    One of the great worries and one of the great questions that many who may be on the fence have when it comes to God is, "How can a loving God torture His children who simply don't believe in Him forever and ever in hell?" Well, hopefully today I'll be able to establish for you that He does not. I'm certainly not going to claim it will be a complete rebuttal or cover all possible ground. But I'll do my best and hopefully let truth win out and reign supreme and let scripture dictate for you whether I'm correct today,...
  • Ben Carson Tells Jake Tapper He Believes In Non-Secret Rapture, But Not Hell

    01/08/2016 10:56:32 AM PST · by springwater13 · 67 replies
    CARSON: And just to add onto that, a lot of times when people say things, they take them completely out of context. So, you know, they come and say I don't believe in the rapture. I don't believe in a secret rapture where people just — he's sitting here one minute and he disappears. I believe in what the Bible says and the Book of Thessalonians where he will come, everybody will see him, people will be raised from the dead, called up. You know, I believe what the bible says. And, you know, as far as hell is concerned,...
  • 40 Sins that WILL send you to Hell... UNLESS...

    12/06/2015 11:04:51 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 80 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | dec. 5, 2015 | daniel1212
    40 Sins that WILL send you to Hell... UNLESS you repent and are saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and which is a faith that follows Him. (Jn. 10:27,28) Short summation: Sin is defined in the Bible as the breaking of God's Law. (1Jn. 3:4) God has given us both good things and good laws, which are to our benefit when obeyed. But we have broken God's good laws and misused His good things, to our own hurt and that of others. It is sin which separates man from God (Is. 59:2), who will not dwell with...
  • Ben Carson Proves He Is NOT A True Christian In One Statement…WOW!!!

    12/04/2015 6:10:04 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 159 replies
    Evangelicals in America have been calling Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson's faith into question since discovering he is a Seventh Day Adventist. The Seventh Day Adventists have a wide range of beliefs so most Bible-believing Americans decided to give him the benefit of the doubt. But now... He just went off the deep end of theology. In what seems to be an entire attempt at discrediting the teachings of Christianity by Jesus Christ himself, Carson elaborates on his beliefs. The Republican candidate dismisses the Rapture, saying he doesn't see any evidence for it in the Bible. (See the words of...
  • Of Sledgehammers and Subtleties -- Images of Hell

    11/30/2015 7:08:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Of Sledgehammers and Subtleties – Images of Hell Msgr. Charles Pope • November 29, 2015 • In the Office of Readings last week we read a letter from St. Paul of the Cross. In it he presents a brief image of Hell, comparing it to the prison life he is enduring. It is a description that helps us to understand that Hell and its sufferings may be about more than just a fire that is never extinguished, worms that die not, and wailing and grinding of teeth. More of his description in a moment.To be sure, eternal fire, undying worms,...
  • Oregon Shooting: Umpqua Gunman Chris Harper Mercer — What We Know [He left a note.]

    10/02/2015 4:20:49 PM PDT · by familyop · 71 replies
    NBC, AP ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | Cassandra Vinograd, Pete Williams, Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter, Alastair Jamieson, Courtney Kube
    The heavily armed gunman who slaughtered nine people at an Oregon college left a hate-filled note at the scene of his rampage and "felt the world was against him," law enforcement officials confirmed Friday. Two officials familiar with the contents of the note say 26-year-old Christopher Harper Mercer, who was killed in a firefight Thursday with police at Umpqua Community College, wrote that he would be "welcomed in Hell and embraced by the devil."
  • A Sincere, Heartfelt Plea to God...Psalm 94

    Dear readers,I have been unable to know where to even start again in my ongoing spiritual commentary, after my short but restful vacation.You see the “news” has hit me like a blast wind; the magnitude of evil which has suggested itself to me lately is so stunning I have been at a loss for words,(temporarily).Take for example the horrifying revelations about Planned Parenthood , or the recent hate filled speech I heard by Louis Farrakhan, calling for the murder of whites, and ridiculing the teaching of Jesus, also the suicidal pact with Iran, our sworn enemy and who has openly...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sin is Horrifying...on sin

    07/30/2015 9:42:38 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 11 replies
    07-30-15 | Bill Randles
    The Wages of Sin is death and the gift of God is eternal Life(Romans 6)And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.(Matthew 5:29-30)Once again in my life a tragic story...
  • You Can't Have it Both Ways...Lesson 2

    I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests; And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham; And them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that have not sought the Lord, nor enquired for him. (Zephaniah 1:2-7)Zephaniah’s vision of the coming judgment of God, emphasized the brazen contradiction of people who...
  • When Hell Has a Hashtag

    05/27/2015 6:36:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies
    ncr ^ | 5.26.15 | Simcha Fisher
    #CharlieCharlieChallenge is a popular hashtag on Twitter today. According to the BBC Trending blog, it refers to a game which involves balancing pencils over the words "yes" and "no" on a piece of paper. Players ask questions which are supposedly answered by Charlie - a mysterious demon who spookily moves the pencils, if you believe in that sort of thing. The BBC says, "if you believe in that sort of thing" because it does sound pretty goofy: A mysterious Mexican demon moving pencils around at the behest of eleven-year-old Mackynzie, who wants to know if Conor likes her or not. Who...
  • Where Is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?

    04/04/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 89 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-03-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWhere 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 excerpt from a second century sermon as well as this meditation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday (ca. 2nd century A.D.):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...
  • The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas THE FIFTH ARTICLE: "He Descended into Hell."

    01/27/2009 9:00:20 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 498+ views
    Nazareth Resource Library ^ | 1274 | St. Thomas Aquinas
    The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas THE FIFTH ARTICLE: "He Descended into Hell." The death of Christ was the separation of His soul from His body as it is with other men. But the Divinity was so indissolubly conjoined to the Man Christ that although His soul and body were disunited, His Divinity was always most perfectly united to both the soul and body. This we have seen above. Therefore in the Sepulchre His body was together with the Son of God who together with His soul descended into hell.[1] REASONS FOR CHRIST'S DESCENT There are four reasons why...
  • Presbyterian Pastor: “I Love Planned Parenthood.” Calls Abortion Business a “Ministry”

    04/24/2015 6:31:07 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 78 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Apr 24, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    In a tweet by Planned Parenthood president, Cecile Richards, recently released she states, “So grateful to the many faith leaders who stand with Planned Parenthood and our patients. http://ppact.io/1IIU4QF Thank you, @awkukla!” @awkukla is Andrew Kukla, who describes himself as a , “Presby minister, love philosophy and Kierkegaard in particular, dad of four young kids, and I live in Boise, ID,” on his twitter page. The link takes you to a post written by the Presbyterian pastor which calls what Planned Parenthood does “a ministry“. He titled the blog post, “I (heart) Planned Parenthood.” Hard to believe? Read for yourself:...
  • The Road to Hell is Paved With…Indifference. A Meditation on a Warning by Jesus

    11/05/2014 7:08:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-05-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Road to Hell is Paved With…Indifference. A Meditation on a Warning by Jesus By: Msgr. Charles PopeThe Gospel from today’s Mass (Tuesday of the 31st week of the year) features the familiar Lucan version of the parable of a certain man (in the Matthew version (Mat 22:2), Jesus calls him a king) who gave a banquet. But when all was prepared and the servants were sent out to fetch the invited guests, many of them made excuses, preferring not to come:The first said to him,‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it;I ask you, consider...
  • The Devil is Real ("Manual for Spiritual Warfare")

    04/07/2015 4:58:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 3, 2015 | RUSSELL SHAW
    Is the devil real? Here is Msgr. Ronald Knox on that: “It is stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil, when he is the only explanation of it.” Monsignor Knox, eminent British convert, author, retreat master and translator of the Bible, may have been indulging in irony. But irony doesn’t change the fact that the devil and his demonic associates exist. I came across the Knox quote in Manual for Spiritual Warfare, newly published by Tan Books and edited by Paul Thigpen. “Like it or not,” Thigpen begins his thoughtful introduction, “You are at...
  • On the Great Void

    03/23/2015 5:08:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Radical Catholic ^ | March 23, 2015 | Radical Catholic
    A week ago today, Italian journalist and avowed atheist Eugenio Scalfari published an article containing notes from a new interview with Pope Francis. Although the article provoked some reactions in the Italian press, the rest of the world has been somewhat slow to register the publication and what it contains: Giuseppe Nardi reported on Scalfari's article on the 18th, and The Remnant blog picked up the story yesterday. This uncharacteristic sluggishness in reporting is not very surprising, as Scalfari's already dubious reputation among Catholics was irreparably damaged after the publication of similar notes from an interview last Summer which proved...
  • PopeWatch: Hell, Damnation and Pope Francis

    03/23/2015 4:37:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | March 23, 2015 | Donald R. McClarey
    [41] Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25: 41 Yet another fruit of Pope Francis’ policy of giving interviews and then never giving any sort of explanation after the feathers hit the fan. From Mahound’s Paradise: On to the Scalfari piece. It’s an editorial reflection in La Repubblica on what the journalist wants to see happen in the Church, so it’s not a new interview, per se. But he includes a part where he...
  • Bergoliata or Scalfariade -- Scalfari's New Editorial With Pope Francis' Pearls

    03/19/2015 5:27:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | March 19, 2015 | Giuseppe Nardi
    The "interviews" by atheist and Freemason Eugenio Scalfari with Pope Francis have become as famous as infamous. On the 15th of March it was time again. Eugenio Scalfari has published in his house journal La Repubblica, an editorial about Pope Francis. He's cited actual or alleged statements which Pope Francis is said to have expressed in one of the conversations between the Catholic Church and head of the left, anti-clerical opinion makers. Scalfari would not be Scalfari, if he did not present himself in his editorial as the main interpreter of the Argentine Pope's thoughts and actions. This is only...
  • So Much Better Now” Are you Sure?

    03/17/2015 1:17:07 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 17 replies
    “So Much Better Now” Are you Sure? by Jim Elliff     The pain has been excruciating, the hours and weeks arduous. The cost to the spouse and family who love her has been gladly expended, but jobs and daily responsibilities will necessarily decrease the hours for the daily vigil now. Added to it all of this is the treatment cost itself, sending up in smoke years of saving.“Mother is so ill,” they say to concerned friends. “We know it will be such a relief for her when she dies.”What? So much better when she dies? Not if she...
  • The Headline for the Lead Story on CNN Website Leaves Some Wondering If ‘Hell Has Frozen Over’

    02/23/2015 8:07:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/23/15 | Jason Howerton
    As reported by TheBlaze’s Pete Kasperowicz, “Senate Democrats blocked legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the fifth time on Monday, leaving just four days before DHS funding expires, and with no apparent way forward to break the deadlock.” But CNN’s critics were apparently surprised that the news organization’s headline and story didn’t contain any spin to deflect blame from Democrats.
  • How good do I have to be to go to heaven?

    02/23/2015 7:40:36 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 65 replies
    Grace to You ^ | November 17, 2010 | John MacArthur
    Most people understand that doing evil can keep us out of heaven. But few realize the Bible also teaches that doing good cannot get us in. None of us could ever gain enough merit to deserve heaven. We are sinful, and God's standard is utter perfection. Jesus said, "Unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:20). He added, "you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect."Then who can be saved?The disciples asked Jesus this same question (Matthew 19:25). His answer? "With...
  • Sungenis Claims: "the Church did not receive any divine revelation on the nature of Purgatory"

    02/22/2015 5:12:26 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 87 replies
    Thoughts of Francis Turretine ^ | July 03, 2010 | Turretinfan
    Sungenis Claims: "the Church did not receive any divine revelation on the nature of Purgatory" In a recent (2009) response to Dr. White, Robert Sungenis made some interesting admissions regarding the absence of knowledge of what Purgatory is in Roman Catholic theology: Since the Church did not receive any divine revelation on the nature of Purgatory, and since the Church declined to make any official statements on its nature, it is only natural that people of different eras are going to come to different views of what precisely constitutes the Purgatorial experience. ... we have not settled on the nature...
  • Hell

    02/21/2015 7:50:13 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 111 replies
    Bible Researcher ^ | Feb.21,2015 | R.C Sproul
    HELL by R.C. Sproul We have often heard statements such as “War is hell” or “I went through hell.” These expressions are, of course, not taken literally. Rather, they reflect our tendency to use the word hell as a descriptive term for the most ghastly human experience possible. Yet no human experience in this world is actually comparable to hell. If we try to imagine the worst of all possible suffering in the here and now we have not yet stretched our imaginations to reach the dreadful reality of hell.Hell is trivialized when it is used as a common curse...