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Keyword: holiness

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  • (Jerusalem's) holiness to Muslims is a propaganda myth

    12/19/2016 7:22:38 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/16 | Morton A. Klein
    The media has been abuzz with reports that President-elect Donald Trump intends to honor his pre-election promise to act on the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act –– whose implementation has been deferred by six-monthly waivers invoked by successive presidents, most recently last week by President Obama –– and move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Why has the Act, passed by massive majorities in the Senate (93-5) and House (374-37), remained a dead letter for 21 years? Fear of enraging the Arab street and the Muslim world, most of which has neither reconciled itself to Israel’s existence nor even...
  • The Baptism and The Filling: The Baptism in the Spirit and The Filling

    03/06/2015 3:20:08 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 40 replies
    Middletown Bible Church | 3/6/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    The Baptism and The Filling  The Baptism in the Spirit and The Filling of the Spirit ***A Comparison and A Contrast*** THE BAPTISM THE FILLING Definition: The Baptism in the Spirit is that work of God whereby the believer is immersed into Jesus Christ and into His body which is the church (1 Corinthians 12:13 and Gal. 3:27). Definition: The Filling of the Spirit is that work of God whereby He fills and controls and enables the believer who is yielded and dependent and fit for the Master's use (Ephesians 5:18). The BAPTISM is presented as a fact to be...
  • Bob Dylan...Slow Train Coming [1979 Song Rings So True Today]

    The link above (not the picture) will take you to this somewhat prophetic song.
  • Thoughts On The Judgment Of God

    10/04/2014 2:42:21 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 51 replies
    Reformed for His Glory ^ | March 2, 2011 | Fernando
    A large part of Christianity does not understand the holiness of God and because they fail to understand His majesty, they have a very difficult time with God's judgment against sinners. What aggravates the problem even more is when people only talk about the love of God as if His wrath is outdated and wrong. I present that we will never truly understand nor appreciate just how much God does indeed love His people unless we understand how "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY" HE is which includes vindicating His name in pouring out His judgment on sinners. The beautiful thing about the...
  • The Hole in Our Holiness

    06/29/2014 3:32:21 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | November 23, 2010 | Kevin DeYoung
    I have a growing concern that younger evangelicals do not take seriously the Bible’s call to personal holiness. We are too at peace with worldliness in our homes, too at ease with sin in our lives, too content with spiritual immaturity in our churches. God’s mission in the world is to save a people and sanctify his people. Christ died “that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised” (2 Cor. 5:15). We were chosen in Christ “before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy...
  • Evidence of the Spirit's Filling

    05/25/2014 1:37:53 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 46 replies
    `ICR ^ | May 24, 2014 | Henry M. Morris
    “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” (Ephesians 5:18) This classic verse on the filling of the Holy Spirit can be rendered as follows: “And don’t begin to be drunk with wine, which involves profligacy, but be continually being filled with the Spirit.” That is, one cannot be filled with the Holy Spirit (which implies complete control by the Holy Spirit) if he has come to even the slightest degree under the control of wine (or anything else, for that matter). Being fully controlled and guided by the Spirit is not just...
  • Faith Leaders Wrestle Over Growing Support for Marijuana

    02/05/2014 3:37:20 AM PST · by xzins · 53 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | February 04, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Sunday’s Super Bowl was dubbed by some as the “pot bowl,” as the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks hail from the two states where fans can soon get marijuana as easily as they can get pizza. As public opinion has shifted in support of legalized marijuana, religious leaders are wrestling over competing interests, including high prison rates and legislating morality. According to a 2013 survey from the Public Religion Research Institute, 58 percent of white mainline Protestants and 54 percent of black Protestants favor legalizing the use of marijuana. On the other side, nearly seven-in-10 (69 percent) white evangelical Protestants...
  • Holiness is more than being “Nice.”

    10/16/2013 3:10:43 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10/15/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    We live in a time that has tended to reduce holiness to merely being nice and agreeable. In this manner of thinking holiness tends to be variously thought of as: getting along well with everyone, being kind, agreeable, helpful, likable, generous, pleasant, mild mannered, amiable, good humored, middle of the road, even tempered, placid, benevolent, friendly, forbearing, tolerant, thoughtful, and the like. It can all be summed up by saying that “so-and-so” is “basically a nice person.” And thus the goal seems more to be nice than holy.If you think this isn’t so, listen to how people talk at funerals....
  • Entering into Your Priesthood

    08/27/2013 5:55:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 8/27/13
    In the sixteenth century, Martin Luther formulated the concept of the priesthood of all believers. Contrary to widespread misconceptions of this doctrine, Luther did not mean to reduce the supernatural concern of personal redemption to a core or essence of social concern. In reaction to the modernist-fundamentalist controversy, many evangelicals, zealous to retain the biblical concern for personal redemption, began to minimize or even reject the social agenda of the New Testament. Social concern and relief ministry became identified with liberalism. Ministry to the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the imprisoned was often all-too-willingly surrendered to the state or...
  • Episcopal priests offer spiritual support for gay unions

    12/12/2012 10:27:36 PM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 3 Dec 2012 | Lois K Solomon
    Gay couples who seek spiritual affirmation of their relationships can now sanctify their unions with special blessings at South Florida's Episcopal churches. Priests in the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida have been given permission to perform a distinct rite, different from the marriage between a man and a woman. Called "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant," the ceremony, to be introduced this month, was approved by national convention delegates over the summer. Lorraine Michels and Joan Van Ness were married in 2009 in Massachusetts, but decided to participate in a nine-couple blessing ceremony in April at All Saints...
  • Episcopalian Exodus Over Gay Issues continues

    12/12/2012 10:18:02 PM PST · by Cronos · 19 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | 19.Nov.2012 | inq
    Divisions in the Episcopal Church on the subject of gay marriage have led yet another diocese to break from the national US Episcopal Church. Reuters reports Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina received a letter Oct. 15 from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori saying he had “abandoned the church” and barring him from exercising his office. The local diocese however had previous stated that it would disassociate with the national church if it took exercised any hierarchical authority. It did, and the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina became the fifth US diocese to break from its mother...
  • Presbyterian leaders in Pittsburgh reeling from latest exodus from denomination

    12/12/2012 10:31:59 PM PST · by Cronos · 44 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | 7 Dec 2012 | Ann Rodgers
    Members of Pittsburgh Presbytery expressed grief and frustration with three churches that recently voted to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) without going through the constitutional process for doing so, while the church's national moderator, who coincidentally was at their regular meeting Thursday, said he had offered to meet with leaders of those churches and two others that are pursuing the formal process for leaving. Representatives from only one of the five, later identified as Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Oakland, agreed to meet with the Rev. Neal Presa. About 140 churches are in the countywide presbytery. Recently, Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian...
  • Franklin Graham to Newsmax: 'We Have Turned Our Backs on God' [Video at link]

    11/15/2012 6:50:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 15 2012 | Todd Beamon and Kathleen Walter
    The Rev. Franklin Graham charged in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that America is in a deep economic quagmire because “we have turned our backs on God.” “The more we turn our backs on God, the bigger our problem becomes,” Graham, the son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax in a wide-ranging interview. “I didn’t hear any of the candidates say that we needed to call our nation to prayer. I didn’t hear any of the candidates say that we needed to ask God for help.
  • Think You Can Rest Now? Challenge The Rebbe's relentless call for every Jew to never rest

    08/19/2012 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 1 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | circa 2003 | Various
    Video on a precept of Judaism...we increase in holiness. Every Jew, no matter what level of observance, should see the discussion at 15:30.
  • Peace with all men. Prayer. GOD first.

    07/14/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 7 replies
    faith | GOD-inpsired
    Let us have grace, whereby we may serve GOD acceptably with reverance and godly fear. For our GOD is a consuming fire.
  • The State Of Liberty

    07/04/2012 9:49:04 AM PDT · by marcbold
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/4/2012 | Patrick Archbold
    Two hundred thirty and six years ago our founding forebears risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to secure their liberty and bequeath it to their heirs. So precious and fragile, they sought to protect it from every enemy and thief, be they foreign or domestic. Time and again their inheritors were called upon to defend that treasured heirloom from enemies foreign with their labor, their ingenuity, and too often their blood. To secure it from that most rapacious robber, ourselves, they again called upon their ingenuity and wisdom to devise a system of constitutional domestic government based upon limiting...
  • SET THE CAPTIVES "FREE" [ charismatic caucus]

    11/30/2011 10:50:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshau Chronicles ^ | 11-30-11 | Jedediah
    You are " MY CLOUD" I bring "MY RAIN" through that releases those held captive in their dreams of iniquity and strife. Those that the forces of darkness have harnessed to the plow of guilt. And so through you I shall bring the rains of freedom from all the lies the enemy that they may walk with Me in the Garden of My ways releasing MY Kingdom "That is in Eternal Harvest" and as they drink in ~ The Nectar of My Virtue ~ and devour The Will Of The FATHER , they to shall become My cloud and rain...
  • Four Aspects of Divine Righteousness ( Protestant caucus )

    03/09/2011 1:48:44 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 4 replies
    Word of Life Baptist Church ^ | 03/09/2011 | Fred Zaspel
    God's "retributive" righteousness is that aspect of His nature which inflicts punishment for all unrighteousness in His creatures. It is variously referred to as His "punitive" or "vindictive" or "avenging justice." It has to do with the infliction of penalties for failure to conform to His righteousness. It was first expressed in the Garden of Eden: "In the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die" (Gen.2:17). It is reiterated in the law: "Cursed is every one who continues not in all things written in the law to do them" (Deut. 27:26). It is echoed in the Writings:...
  • The Pursuit: Pursue Holiness

    01/21/2011 8:18:22 AM PST · by DBCJR · 2 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1/21/11 | 422CHURCH.COM Victory Christian Fellowship
    The Pursuit: Pursue Holiness On a trip to South Korea one thing stood between the Crenshaws and visiting the Demilitarized Zone - blue jeans. Pastor Ed was really looking forward to seeing the DMZ but he didn’t get to enjoy this part of the trip because he was wearing blue jeans. Did you know you were created to know the glory of God? Habakkuk 2:14 says, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.” But just because you were created for that knowledge you don’t necessarily know the glory of the Lord. Psalm...
  • Feast of the Holy Family: The Christian Family is a Domestic Church

    12/27/2010 9:12:40 AM PST · by tcg · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/26/10 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ..."But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way." (1Cor. 12:31) I woke up in church this morning. Not on a cold dark floor or surrounded by votive candles and stained glass, but next to my partner in faith, my best friend, my beloved wife of 34 years, Laurine. We are staying overnight this Christmas at the home of our oldest daughter. She wanted to host Christmas this year for the first time. She is the first of our five grown children. Her home is filled to overflowing with love, and the floors...