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  • My Love ~ My Will ~ My Kingdom

    12/20/2010 11:13:36 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies · 2+ views
    My love overwhelms My will in that as my love goes out it cements the foundations of My kingdom come , for where I establish My will my love has already arrived on the scene through the prayers of intercession that is My Son in you " Christ Alive " \o/ The crystal clear persuasion of My holy desire and manifold witness and it is as I come " alive in you " that these 12 foundations unfold into My will on earth as it is in heaven !" Yeah My kingdom come alive through you " . So let...
  • The MASTER Craftsman

    12/19/2010 6:17:20 PM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    t ^ | jedediah
    There are ways to be measured by Me , For you are My Temple through which I see , So remain Pure and Holy and True , And I will come and fill you , For I AM the Light your Lantern bears , I AM the FIRE for the tares , I AM THE WAY THE LIGHT THE TRUTH , And it is I that Fill you with ETERNAL YOUTH . THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN I AM measuring my Temple for it must be precise , In Pureness and Wholeness in Righteousness , in Life ! So come to the...
  • [PART TWELVE] FINAL WORDS: Christ's Farewell To Those He Loved

    12/14/2010 8:49:19 AM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    This little jingle is still true: Convince a man against his will, He’ll be of the same opinion stiff. Have you ever tried to change someone’s opinion about religion? You’ll soon find that prejudice, narrow mindedness, and sheer stubbornness will surface. And it doesn’t matter whether you are Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish! Consider a young eighteen-year-old boy who accepted Christ as his Saviour. All of his guilt is gone; peace comes to his heart. He can hardly wait to share the Good News. When he arrives home, he tells his parents that they also can become Christians by repenting of...
  • [Part Five] FINAL WORDS: Christ's Farewell To Those He Loved

    11/10/2010 3:56:10 PM PST · by wmfights
    The Moody Church ^ | Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
    It’s frightening to walk alone into unprotected darkness. How much better to be with someone who has the ability to defend you from the hazards of the unknown path; somebody who promises he will be with you no matter what. For three years, the disciples could depend on Jesus for everything. He would still the storm on Galilee, multiply food, and answer His critics with logic and wit. It was easy to be Christ’s disciples standing next to Him; they could weather many blows with the strong Son of God at their side. But now they would be alone. Jesus...
  • Pray For Unction (Reformed/Evangelical Caucus)

    09/25/2010 4:52:33 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Tullian Tchividjian
    I’m a die-hard believer in unction. Unction is an old fashioned word which describes an effusion of power from the Holy Spirit as one preaches. It is the one thing preachers need above everything else. It is the accompanying power of the Spirit. This is what Charles Spurgeon dubbed “the sacred annointing.” It is power from on high. In his book on the preaching of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Sacred Annointing, Tony Sargent describes unction well. He writes: [Unction] is the afflatus of the Spirit resting on the speaker. It is the preacher gliding on eagles’ wings, soaring high, swooping...
  • Sins Against the Holy Spirit [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    08/31/2010 5:32:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies · 1+ views ^ | not given |
    Sins Against the Holy Spirit to Come Holy GhostThe following words of Our Lord show how grievous are sins against the Holy Ghost: "Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven."The sins against the Holy Ghost are commonly said to be six in number: despair, presumption, impenitence, obstinacy, resisting truth, and envy of another's spiritual welfare.Some of these are less difficult of pardon than others. Final impenitence is absolutely unpardonable. Those, too, who from deliberate malice refuse to recognize the work of God, as the Pharisees did when they saw...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 6 Sins against the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit)

    07/22/2010 8:22:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | not given |
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 12 Fruits of the Holy Ghost

    07/17/2010 9:06:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies ^ | not given |
    Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With Jump to: The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)The 7 Corporal Works of MercyThe 7 Spiritual Works of MercyThe 3 Eminent Good WorksThe 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)The 12 Fruits of the Holy GhostThe 3 Theological VirtuesThe 4 Cardinal VirtuesThe 7 Capital Sins & Their Contrary VirtuesThe 6 Sins Against the Holy GhostThe 4 Sins That Cry Out to HeavenThe 3 Conditions of Mortal SinThe 9 Ways We Participate in Others' SinsThe 10 CommandmentsThe 2 Greatest CommandmentsThe 3 Evangelical CounselsThe 6 Precepts of the ChurchThe Holy Days of Obligation (English)The...
  • Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 7 Gifts of the Holy Ghost (& the Charismata)

    07/16/2010 8:30:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 3+ views ^ | not given |
    The 7 Gifts of the Holy GhostWisdom Understanding Counsel Fortitude Knowledge Piety Fear of the Lord Note: See Isaias 11:1-3 Class of Gifts of the Holy Ghost known as Charismata Gift of speaking with wisdomGift of speaking with knowledgeFaithGrace of healingGift of miraclesGift of prophecyGift of discerning spiritsGift of tongues (i.e., xenolalia, the ability to speak foreign languages unknown by natural reason)Gift of interpreting speeches Note: See I Corinthians 12:6-11; I Corinthians 12:28-31; and Romans 12:6-8. The number of items in this class of Gifts of the Holy Ghost, properly called "charismata," is disputed among theologians. Some add: Gift of...
  • On Mary's Maternal Presence at Pentecost (Catholic Caucus)

    05/24/2010 11:43:11 AM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 318+ views
    zenit ^ | MAY 30, 2004
    Pentecost marks a time when Mary's presence is of singular importance, says a specialist in Marian studies.  In this interview with ZENIT, Discalced Carmelite Father Jesús Castellano Cervera, who is also a consultor for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, elaborated on the Blessed Virgin's presence at the arrival of the Holy Spirit. Q: The time we are now living is the conclusion of Eastertide and of the month of May. Is it of special Marian relevance? Father Castellano Cervera: I think the time extending from the Ascension to Pentecost is a particularly Marian time.  The fact emphasized...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-23-10, Solemnity of Pentecost, Vigil Mass

    05/22/2010 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 39 replies · 381+ views American Bible ^ | 05-22-10 | New American Bible
    May 23, 2010Pentecost SundayAt the Vigil Mass   Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2 Gospel Reading 1Gen 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.  While the people were migrating in the east, they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.  They said to one another, “Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.”  They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.  Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the...
  • COME HOLY SPIRIT [Ecumenical]

    05/17/2010 9:21:54 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 148+ views
    The Work of ^ | not given | Joseph of Jesus and Mary
    COME HOLY SPIRITby Joseph of Jesus and Mary     Acts 1:8 But you shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth.       Introduction In the beginning God created the Heavens and the earth through his Word. And the Holy Spirit rested upon the waters [Genesis 1:1-2]. The Father with His Omnipotent Power, The Son with mighty Word and Wisdom and the Holy Spirit with His Love was present in the origin of...
  • The Essence of a True Christian

    05/04/2010 2:23:33 AM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 4 replies · 232+ views
    MSMB ^ | May 4th, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    Many people openly profess that they do not believe in God. Many profess this disbelief because their way of living is in direct parallel of the opposite of what God approves of, and as such, they actively seek to build a case to justify their non-belief. After all, the habits of said people drive them to seek information that goes against God as opposed to wanting to seek information that either supports God, or in a fair and balanced approach, compares and contrasts (weighs in fairness) both arguments. Other people have genuine concerns that to them legitimizes their not believing...
  • Young Mormons work to detect feelings of the Spirit

    02/24/2010 3:11:46 PM PST · by Colofornian · 67 replies · 884+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Feb. 24, 2010 | Molly Farmer
    The scenes are familiar. A young man approaches the pulpit and breaks down while recounting how he was saved from disaster by a prompting. He can't make it to "Amen" before grabbing a tissue. A woman shares an experience in Sunday School about a relative who was given a blessing and healed from serious illness in the blink of an eye. A friend retells a dream that revealed which academic major, career and spouse he should choose. All know they felt the Spirit -- "without a shadow of a doubt." But less noticed is the girl in the back of...
  • The Five Marks of the Holy Spirit

    02/19/2010 10:33:43 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies · 213+ views
    J.C. Ryle Quotes ^ | late 19th Century | J.C. Ryle
    “I place these five grand marks of the Spirit’s presence before my readers, and confidently claim attention to them. I believe they will bear inspection. I am not afraid of their being searched, criticized, and cross-examined. 1) Repentance toward God. 2) Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. 3) Holiness of heart and life. 4) Habits of real private prayer. 5) Love and reverence toward God’s Word. “These are the real proofs of the indwelling of the Holy Ghost in a man’s soul. Where He is, these marks will be seen. Where He is not, these marks will be lacking.”
  • Catholic Word of the Day: GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE, 01-15-10

    01/15/2010 8:09:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 390+ views ^ | 01-15-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE One of the seven infused gifts. By the illuminating action of the Holy Spirit it perfects the virtue of faith. It gives a person the ability to judge everything from a supernatural viewpoint. The object of this gift is the whole spectrum of created things insofar as they lead one to God. Through infused knowledge the faithful can see the providential purpose of whatever enters their lives, and they are able to put creatures to the right use according to God's will for themselves and for others. Sometimes called "the science of the...
  • Biblical Christianity attacks apostasy worldwide

    12/19/2009 5:16:33 AM PST · by freedomyes · 315+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    While huge segments of Christendom go apostate by baptizing practicing homosexuality as divinely blessed, Christianity based upon the Bible as divine revelation not to be tampered with is flourishing in Africa.
  • I AM I AM [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/01/2009 6:03:15 PM PST · by Jedediah · 32 replies · 873+ views
    I AM much greater than anything that can be placed on a throne . The way that I AM is much greater than the eye can conceive in itself for it must gather light and a reflection is posed and focused yet as " The Ancient of Days " how can it truly catch something eternal and timeless for I am within myself alone yet constantly expanding . So do not try to piece me together but enjoy me as God Almighty and remember it is my love alone that holds , creates , moves and shapes in an eternal...
  • Stop conservative political religion

    11/18/2009 2:38:20 PM PST · by freedomyes · 64 replies · 1,237+ views
    Too many political conservatives with biblical values as their base have inadvertently turned their zeal into a religion without realizing it. What happens when political conservatives turn their social activism into a religion?
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PARACLETE, 06-05-09

    06/05/2009 6:40:24 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 615+ views ^ | 06-05-09 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random): PARACLETE A title of the Holy Spirit. Christ was and remains the first advocate. When he was to leave earth in visible form, he promised "another Paraclete" so that his followers would not be orphans. That Paraclete came on Pentecost. He is the advocate of the Mystical Body, pleading God's cause for the human family, keeping the Church from error, sanctifying souls through the preaching of God's word and through the sacraments. The Holy Spirit, whose function is to teach, bear witness, and "to convince the world of sin," is the love of God...
  • Benedict XVI's Homily for Solemnity of Pentecost

    05/31/2009 7:59:09 PM PDT · by ELS · 7 replies · 482+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | May 31, 2009 | Benedict XVI
    Benedict XVI's Homily for Solemnity of Pentecost "The Holy Spirit Overcomes Fear" VATICAN CITY, MAY 31, 2009 ( Here is a translation of Benedict XVI's homily that he gave today in St. Peter's Basilica during Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost. * * * Dear Brothers and Sisters! Every time that we celebrate the Eucharist we experience in faith the mystery that is accomplished on the altar, that is, we participate in the supreme act of love that Christ realized with his death and resurrection. The one center of the liturgy and of Christian life -- the paschal mystery --...
  • Pentecost Past and Present

    05/31/2009 4:01:01 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 7 replies · 773+ views
    The National Catholic Weekly ^ | June 4, 2006 | Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
    If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit” (Gal 5:25) Pentecost is one of the major dates in the church’s calendar, along with Christmas and Easter. Our word Pentecost derives from the Greek word for 50. The feast occurs 50 days after Easter. Pentecost was (and is) a Jewish festival celebrated in late spring, 50 days after Passover. Its biblical name is Weeks (Shebuot in Hebrew), because it takes place seven weeks after Pentecost. In Jesus’ time the Jewish feast of Weeks was associated with the gift of the Law to Moses on Mount Sinai. In...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-31-09, Solemnity of Pentecost

    05/30/2009 10:08:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies · 3,977+ views American Bible ^ | 05-31-09 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2009                                Pentecost Sunday (Mass during the Day)       Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Acts 2:1-11 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,they were all in one place together.And suddenly there came from the skya noise like a strong driving wind,and it filled the entire house in which they were.Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,which parted and came to rest on each one of them.And they were all filled with the Holy Spiritand began to speak in different tongues,as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. Now there were devout Jews from every nation under...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Readings, 05-30-09, Solemnity, Vigil of Pentecost

    05/30/2009 10:45:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 456+ views American Bible ^ | 05-30-09 | New American Bible
    May 31, 2009                             Pentecost Sunday (At the Vigil Mass)       Reading 1Responsorial PsalmReading 2Gospel Reading 1Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,"Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire."They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its...
  • Most U.S. Christians Don't Believe Satan, Holy Spirit Exist

    04/23/2009 8:10:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 2,458+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 4/13/2009 | Jennifer Riley
    The majority of American Christians do not believe that Satan is a real being or that the Holy Spirit is a living entity, the latest Barna survey found. Nearly six out of ten Christians either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with the statement that Satan "is not a living being but is a symbol of evil," the survey found. Forty percent strongly agreed with the statement while 19 percent of American Christians somewhat agreed. In contrast, about 35 percent of American Christians believe Satan is real. Twenty-six percent strongly disagreed with the statement that Satan is merely symbolic and about...
  • Most American Christians do not believe that Satan or the Holy Spirit exist

    04/13/2009 8:53:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 61 replies · 2,173+ views
    TimesNews ^ | April 13, 2009
    A new nationwide survey of adults’ spiritual beliefs, conducted by The Barna Group, suggests that Americans who consider themselves to be Christian have a diverse set of beliefs – but many of those beliefs are contradictory or, at least, inconsistent. The survey explored beliefs about spiritual beings, the influence of faith on their life, views of the Bible, and reactions to faiths other than their own. Views on Spiritual Beings The Barna survey asked questions about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, Satan, and demons. All 1,871 self-described Christians were asked about their perception of God. In total, three-quarters (78%)...
  • God Heals Epileptic At the Mall

    03/25/2009 2:44:43 PM PDT · by OPREV · 17 replies · 1,017+ views
    Going to the Mall About 15 years ago, the Holy Spirit began nudging me to go to the mall to buy some jeans. I was about 25 at the time, and, I liked nice clothes like any other 25 year old, but, I resisted the idea, because I didn't want or need any jeans. I resisted the thought all day. At first I thought it was just me thinking this. He was speaking in a much quieter voice than I was use to. Eventually I realized it was the Holy Spirit prompting me to go. Finally, I said Ok and,...
  • A Great Awakening (Vanity)

    03/24/2009 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Wuli · 2 replies · 273+ views
    Though there are many different versions of what happened, in society and politics in the era following the beginning of the "3rd great awakening" ("mass" conversions to Christ, 1830s to 1860s) it began very small and individualistic and that beginning had only one theme. That theme was not theological, not denominational, and not looking for specific answers to specific issues. It was centered on a simple, root-of-man's-problems issue. It sought for individuals to do one thing, as individuals or in groups, in any way they sought to make the time for it. The one thing they were to focus on...
  • Incomparably Great Power [Devotional]

    12/14/2008 5:33:30 AM PST · by tenger · 163+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | December 14, 2008 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know...this incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18c Power. You don’t have to go far today to see what the world’s power can produce. It’s the power to control lives, power to distribute millions of dollars with a signature, power to command a hundred thousand soldiers to take out the bad guys, power to put a United States Senate seat up for the highest bidder. There are also positive examples of power: power to raise millions for worthy causes, power to...
  • Yahwah

    07/29/2008 7:58:19 PM PDT · by MichaelTheeArchAngel · 122 replies · 753+ views
    7,29.08 | Michael
    '''Yahwah''' '''Yahwah''' is God’s personal name based upon the ancient Semitic language. Take note that the letter 7 in Biblical Hebrew was known as waw and pronounced as w, as in Yhwh, “Yahwah.” In Modern Hebrew 7 is known as vav and pronounced as v. The derivation of Yahwah is from the ancient Semitic words HaYah and HaWah. HaYah means “The Life or The Living.” HaWah means “The Beginning or The happening.” This is a partial list of words associated HaWah: Be, is, was, became, happened and appeared. '''Yahwah reveals His name to Moses''' '''Exodus 3:13-15.''' 13 And Moses said...
  • Spiritual Progression [open]

    07/27/2008 5:14:29 PM PDT · by Quix · 27 replies · 1,428+ views
    SPIRITUAL PROGRESSION by Pam Clark ( The woman at the well had faulty doctrine. Jesus revealed a lot of incredible truth to her. He told her that He was the Messiah, something others had really wondered about for centuries. He told her that God is a Spirit and they that worship Him must worship in Spirit and in Truth, implying it was more than just form and ritual. This was incredible doctrine. He also told her worship was a matter of the heart, more than just a physical location. He demonstrated the power and doctrine of forgiveness - and He...
  • Pope: Holy Spirit Is Silent Guide Toward Unity (text acclaimed as most beautiful of pontificate)

    07/20/2008 4:59:53 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies · 132+ views
    ZNA ^ | July 19, 2008
    SYDNEY, Australia, JULY 19, 2008 ( Although it's not easy to understand the role of the Holy Spirit in one's life, Benedict XVI says one can be certain that the Spirit is the silent and hidden guide toward unity and reconciliation.The Pope said this at the World Youth Day vigil Saturday night at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. Giovanni Maria Vian, director de L'Osservatore Romano, said the discourse of the Holy Father was "one of the most beautiful texts of his pontificate." The Pontiff said the words of Christ taken as the theme of World Youth Day 2008 -- "You...
  • Hillary and Obama in Small Town (Hillary Finds the Holy Spirit and a Shot of Whiskey)

    04/17/2008 7:59:45 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 108+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 17 April 2008 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    ...Remember the culture wars? This week the Democrats sued for peace. On Friday evening, email queues lit up everywhere with people reacting to Barack Obama's thoughts on life being nasty, bitter and short in small-town America. Time was not long ago that a Democratic candidate could have said such folk cling to guns and religion and are hostile to "diversity" with nary a peep from his party. Before midnight, Hillary was paddling down Whiskey River with the boys at Bronko's. Then on Sunday evening, the white flag really went up over the culture war's battlefield. ...Campbell Brown to Sen. Clinton:...
  • Hillary: “I have Felt the Presence of the Holy Spirit”

    03/06/2008 12:25:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 162 replies · 964+ views
    The Brody File ^ | 3/6/08 | David Brody - CBN
    In July of last year, Hillary Clinton gave an interview to New York Times reporter Michael Luo about her faith. It’s a fairly in depth interview. Well, for your listening pleasure, The Brody File found the actual audio from the interview and it’s real interesting. Reading the transcription of the interview is one thing but hearing Hillary Clinton talk about her faith is very different. Listen here. You can read the transcription here. At the time, the article got significant play but some of the quotes from the whole interview never got used in the article. Here are some key...
  • The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

    12/04/2007 5:22:46 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 381+ views ^ | n/a | FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS
    Gifts of the Holy Spirit    FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS I recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation as an adult. Although I know that I received the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and know their names, I do not really know what they are. Could you please explain them in one of your columns?  The revelation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit is rooted in the prophecy of Isaiah about the coming Messiah: "But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon...
  • How are Believers Guided into 'All Truth'?

    07/30/2007 5:17:47 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 3 replies · 138+ views
    Third Millennium ^ | July 29, 2007 | John Owens
    Jesus said, ‘When he, the Spirit of truth. has come, he will guide you into all truth’ (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. He is truth essentially in himself, and he is the one who leads the church into all truth. But what does Jesus mean by ‘all truth’? He does not mean ‘all truth’ absolutely. The Holy Spirit’s work is not to lead us into all historical, geographical, astronomical and mathematical truth. The Holy Spirit is to lead us into all truth concerning the mysteries of the kingdom of God, of the gospel, of the...
  • Jesus Laughed ("A new Church for people that don't like Church")['Baby Got Book' Video]

    07/10/2007 4:28:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies · 2,128+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 6, 2007 | Kevin Sites
    Preacher Dan Smith turned a rap song about babes with booty into a spoof Internet hit, and used it to help create a new church for people who hate church. Dan Smith thinks Christians take themselves too seriously. Pastor Dan Smith's 'Baby Got Book' video, a big hit online, helped him start his Momentum Church. "We can be dorks," he says after Sunday service in suburban Cleveland. "We can be Ned Flanders and basically speak jargon that nobody understands." The 33-year-old pastor has made it his mission to turn the notion of earnest, boring, humorless Christianity on its head —...
  • The Ever-Present Pentecost

    05/26/2007 1:48:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies · 369+ views ^ | 05-25-07 | Br. James Brent, O.P.
    Br. James Brent, O.P.  Other Articles by Br. James Brent, O.P.Printer Friendly Version   The Ever-Present Pentecost May 25, 2007 St. Luke's account of Pentecost has a subtle way of making a powerful point.In his Gospel, St. Luke almost always marks the end of individual events in the life of Christ with some clear signal to the reader. The first proclamation of the gospel at Nazareth, with its confrontation between Jesus and the synagogue, ends with the words "but passing through their midst he went away" (Lk 4:30). From there the text transitions to the next story. The Transfiguration...
  • The Advocate vs. The Accuser (Fr. Euteneuer Column)

    05/24/2007 2:38:14 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 775+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 5/25/2007 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The Advocate vs. The Accuser In a few months I will publish a book on exorcism and deliverance by which I hope to educate the Church Militant on the reality of spiritual evil and the truth of the ChurchÂ’s power against it. On this weekend where our Church celebrates Pentecost, the great Feast of the Holy Spirit, I offer an excerpt from this upcoming book to highlight the influence of the Holy Spirit in defending our cause against the accusing spirit of the devil. If we are to fight for the salvation of souls, we must know our enemy and...
  • The Twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit [Devotional]

    05/19/2007 10:46:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies · 9,406+ views
    The Work of ^ | not given | The Work of god
    Fruits of the Holy Spirit Repentance The key to the reception of the Holy Spirit is repentance. John the Baptist was preaching repentance for the forgiveness of sins and as preparation for the coming of the Messiah. He was baptising with water as a symbol of cleansing, but He said that the Messiah would be coming after Him, baptising with fire and with the Holy Spirit.[Matthew 3:11]After the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, Peter spoke to the people and exhorted them to repent and to be baptised, so that their sins would be forgiven and that they...
  • Novena to the Holy Ghost [Holy Spirit]

    05/19/2007 10:27:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 35 replies · 1,245+ views ^ | not given | Daily Catholic
    NOVENA TO THE HOLY GHOST Novena to the Holy Ghost The Novena to the Holy Ghost precedes the Feast of Pentecost. It is one of the oldest novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Ghost on the first Pentecost. It is still the only novena officially prescribed by the Church. Addressed to the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, it is a powerful plea for the light and strength and love so sorely needed by every Christian. To...
  • The Father as the Source of the Whole Trinity - Greek and Latin Traditions About the Filioque

    04/24/2007 8:22:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 575+ views
    The Father as the Source of the Whole Trinity The Procession of the Holy Spirit in Greek and Latin Traditions by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity The Greek and Latin Traditions About the Procession of the Holy Spirit In its first report on The Mystery of the Church and of the Eucharist in the Light of the Mystery of the Holy Trinity, unanimously approved in Munich on 6 July 1982, the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church had mentioned the centuries-old difficulty between the two Churches concerning the...
  • The Baptist Confession of Faith

    01/20/2007 7:17:14 AM PST · by ohhhh · 26 replies · 424+ views
    CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS & RESEARCH MINISTRY The Baptist Confession of Faith With Scripture ProofsBaptist Adopted by the Ministers and Messengers of the general assembly which met in London in 1689 Chapter 1: Of the Holy Scriptures 1._____ The Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience, although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men inexcusable; yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God and his will which is necessary...
  • The New Creation ALL THINGS BECOME NEW

    10/16/2006 5:42:28 AM PDT · by cowboyfan88 · 1 replies · 210+ views
    Cornelius R. Stam
    "So if any one be in Christ, there is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold all things have become new" (II Cor. 5:17, New Tr.). An appreciation of the truth contained in the above passage will prove to be one of the greatest possible helps to the believer who desires to live a truly spiritual life. We have thus far considered birth and resurrection as descriptive of the impartation of life to believers by the Spirit, but even these two terms fail to tell the whole story. A third, that of creation, must be added to...
  • Poll: Pentecostals widening influence

    10/07/2006 6:40:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 490 replies · 4,306+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 5, 2006 | Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK - A new 10-nation survey of Pentecostal and charismatic Christians, considered the fastest-growing stream of Christianity worldwide, shows they are deeply influencing the Roman Catholic and mainstream Protestant churches and are poised to make a big impact on global affairs. p>The poll released Thursday by the Washington-based Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life found that "spirit-filled" Christians, who speak in tongues and believe in healing through prayer, comprise at least 10 percent of the population in nine of the 10 surveyed countries. The study also found that followers are more willing than previously thought to bring their...
  • Celebrating the Battle of Lepanto

    10/07/2006 6:47:58 PM PDT · by bboop · 13 replies · 877+ views
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  • The discreet rise of muslim conversions...

    06/11/2006 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Alama · 70 replies · 1,511+ views
    Le Figaro ^ | April 13 2006 | Le Figaro
    Translation: he conversions of Muslims in France to Christianity is a subterranean river only now emerging onto the surface. The Catholic Church says little about the subject except that several hundred people raised as Muslims are baptised every year. An estimated 10,000 ex-Muslims have now converted to Christianity in France, about two thirds of them to Catholicism. The numbers have been rising every year according to the Catholic Association Notre Dame de Kabylie. The reason for the relative silence is due to very heavy family and community pressure. To lend mutual support to these ex-Muslims a Protestant prayer group called...
  • Prayer and Meditation: Pentecost

    06/03/2006 8:59:09 PM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 25 replies · 315+ views
    Various | 6/3/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
      Pentecost When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.  Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven.  And at this sound the multitude came...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-03-06, Pentecost Sunday at the Vigil Mass

    06/03/2006 12:54:47 PM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 159+ views American Bible ^ | 06-03-06 | New American Bible
    June 3, 2006 Pentecost SundayAt the Vigil Mass Psalm: Saturday 23 Reading 1Gn 11:1-9 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.While the people were migrating in the east,they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.They said to one another,“Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire.”They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a cityand a tower with its top in the sky,and so make a name for ourselves;otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth.” The LORD came down...
  • The Holy Spirit: Pentecost

    05/25/2006 8:42:55 PM PDT · by Salvation · 43 replies · 2,536+ views ^ | n/a | EWTN
    "Through the Holy Spirit we are restored to paradise, led back to the Kingdom of heaven, and adopted as children, given confidence to call God "Father" and to share in Christ's grace, called children of light and given a share in eternal glory." - St. Basil, De Spiritu Sancto The Holy Spirit Questions & Answers The Gifts of the Holy Spirit (General) The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Charismatic Gifts Saint Ambrose Saint Basil Saint Augustine Dom Marmion Come, Holy SpiritLitany of the Holy Spirit Novena to the Holy Spirit Novena to the Holy Spirit for the...