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  • JWs & Apostolic Succession

    06/19/2014 5:13:49 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 59 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 17 June 2014 | Philipp Rogall
    Jehovah’s Witnesses accept the existence of authority in the early Church, but reject apostolic succession and fail to provide the link between their claim to authority today and the Apostles. But why do they reject apostolic succession? To find out, let us take a look at the Witnesses’ handbook for door-to-door proselytizing called Reasoning from the Scriptures, in which they both provide their definition of a particular topic and put on the handy line “Not a Bible teaching”, if they disagree with a particular idea. Apostolic SuccessionDefinition: The doctrine that the 12 apostles have successors to whom authority has been...
  • What is your opinion of Charisma Magazine?

    06/14/2014 3:00:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Charisma Magazine | 6/14/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Have you ever been to this website? If so, what is your opinion of it? All opinions are welcome. Does this website like Benny Hinn, TD Jakes, Charismatics, Billy Graham, Pope Francis, and others all at the same time? I am not absolutely sure of this, but it seems to. Link to Charisma Magazine below. My opinion of Charisma Magazine? Babylon.
  • The GOP just lost its only non-Christian in Congress

    06/11/2014 5:22:37 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 115 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary loss means Congress will soon say goodbye to its only Jewish Republican. And not only that; it also means there will likely be no Republicans in Congress who profess to be anything other than a Christian. According to data collected by the Pew Forum at the start of the 113th Congress last year, the GOP conference was 69 percent Protestant, 25 percent Catholic, 4 percent Mormon and 1 percent Orthodox Christian. Cantor (Va.) was the only member of any other faith on the Republican side in either the House or the Senate -- out...
  • [June 7, 2012] Gay Danish couples win right to marry in church

    06/10/2014 3:40:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk on marymagdalen.blogspot.com ^ | 7 June 2012 | By Richard Orange in Denmark 5:06PM BST 07 Jun 2012
    Frightening article in the Telegraph: Gay Danish couples win right to marry in church. The country's parliament voted through the new law on same-sex marriage by a large majority, making it mandatory for all churches to conduct gay marriages. .... Under the law, individual priests can refuse to carry out the ceremony, but the local bishop must arrange a replacement for their church. I am sure at first most Catholic clergy will refuse and bishops will not comply but down the line, in two or three years, what will happen, and if this law were introduced into England, or the...
  • HHS, Planned Parenthood Promote Obamacare For Teens at Church of Scientology

    04/25/2014 7:51:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2014 | Penny Starr
    Getting teens to sign up for the Affordable Care Act and learn how to obtain contraceptives through Obamacare, was the focus of an event hosted by the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy at the Church of Scientology’s National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, a gathering that featured officials from the Health and Human Services Department and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) . Wilma Robinson, deputy director of the HHS Office of Adolescent Health, said she was attending to explain “the impact of the Affordable Care Act on adolescents,” which she defined as girls and boys...
  • Release My Breath of Resurrection life

    04/20/2014 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-20-14 | Jedediah
    Do you see my children my day has already come but I have breathed my Resurrection Breath of Life in you now for others to receive and so it is as you share Me( JESUS) " The Spring Of Life " that these waters are imparted by the Breath of My Spirit in you ! So "BE" My LIVING WATERS and nourish the seeds of those I have placed in your lives for you are the Dippers and Cups I have ~ RELEASED ~ ~ ~ to those that have come to Jacob's Well for truly My Glory is eternally...
  • The Core Mormon Teaching the LDS Church Didn’t Jettison

    04/07/2014 11:29:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 130 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jay Michaelson
    While the church got headlines for dropping its much-mocked ‘Mormons get their own planets’ doctrine, it quietly reaffirmed a far more important, and more radical, tenet of the faith.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently backpedaled on a key tenet of Mormon theology: that after death, righteous Mormons will become gods, with the capacity to create planets of their own. But while press coverage of the walk-back has focused on the “Mormons get their own planets” doctrine, already ridiculed on Broadway and TV, what’s remarkable is what the LDS church left in.Indeed, the church doubled down on the...
  • Mormon women look for entrance to priesthood

    04/05/2014 3:13:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/2014 | Jennifer Dobner
    A group of 500 Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality with men are expected to seek admittance to a male-only session of the faith's spring conference on Saturday, as they promote the ordination of women into the lay priesthood of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Adorned in purple, members of Ordain Women plan to march from a park to the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square, the heart of a four-block campus that is the church's global home. They will stand in line for seats to the evening priesthood meeting at a semi-annual two-day conference, after last...
  • Religion Means Nothing if You're Still a Jerk

    03/28/2014 5:22:50 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 12 replies
    YouTube (3:23) ^ | 28 Mar 2014 | offTheLeftEye
    "A life of religious devotion without kindness is not a spiritual life." -Emanuel Swedenborg This video expands on Swedenborg's assertions about what's at the root of organized religion's problems. Lyrics: Peace, please believe, that there's a lot of human need And a lot of hungry bellies that could do without human greed And a lot of people packing churches looking for a seed hoping for a higher love to patch up where we all bleed they're there to learn, it's a perfect opportunity to say hey we're all God's children and pump love and aid into the community but what...
  • Does Jewish Oral Tradition Equal Roman Catholic Oral Tradition? (Also, Are They Similar In Nature?

    03/27/2014 12:43:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 167 replies
    3/27/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) Is there an existential difference between that Jewish Oral Tradition handed down over the centuries (or even millenia from the time of Moses until that Oral Tradition was codified) and Roman Catholic Oral Tradition passed on from Bishop to Bishop until it was later codified? B.) If an Oral Tradition is carried from person to person over a period of time (from say 33 A.D. until 90's A.D. - around the time of John's death) and that New Testament Oral Tradition was being codified during that time period, is that codification different or greater in authority (given that it...
  • Mormon Leader Thomas Monson Fraud Case Thrown Out [UK]

    03/25/2014 5:52:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/20/14
    The head of the Mormon Church will not appear in a British court over claims some of its teachings amount to fraud, a judge has ruled. A former follower brought a private prosecution against Thomas Monson, president of the US-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Tom Phillips claimed Mr Monson breached the Fraud Act by seeking money using "untrue or misleading" statements. But Senior District Judge Howard Riddle called it an "abuse" of court process. Malcolm Adcock, the Mormon Church's assistant director for public affairs in Europe, said: "This case was a misuse of the legal system and...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • Who Needs Works?

    03/15/2014 5:31:38 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 240 replies
    What The Bible Says About ^ | Rev John Odhner
    It seems to be a matter of common sense to say that good people will go to heaven and evil people will go to hell. Something would be terribly wrong if God could send an innocent, sincere, charitable, helpful person to hell. Yet sometimes people suggest that a person's salvation depends upon his faith alone, and not upon the good things he does, or how he lives, or whether he obeys the Ten Commandments. The Bible never mentions "faith alone" (except in one passage which says faith alone is dead--James 2:24) The concept first came into existence during the Reformation,...
  • Keep A True Lent

    03/13/2014 8:41:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    New Thought Library ^ | Charles Fillmore
    THE CHRISTIAN world is once again observing the Lenten season; the season of prayer and fasting that precedes the joyous festivity of Easter. It is commonly believed that the Lenten period has to do with the events of the forty days preceding the Resurrection. This is an erroneous idea. Lent is a church institution, and there is no authorization for it anywhere in the New Testament. The idea, however, has a sound spiritual basis; Moses, Elijah, and Jesus Himself set a precedent for it. Each observed a forty-day period of prayer and fasting as a preparation for spiritual work. Moses...
  • Repentance: The Nouns

    03/13/2014 6:05:19 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 1 replies
    Spirit and Life Bible Study (UStream) ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Rev Dr Johnathon Rose
    It is all about the What of repenting--what are we looking for and working on? Next week: The Verbs.Includes Paul's list of 95...From my notes: sinned, wrong, wickedness, bad, evil deeds, evil way, weight, wicked ways, wicked works, abominations, dead works, sexual immorality, adultery, blasphemy, works of our hands, idolatry, murder, sorcery, theft, filthiness, naughtiness, uncleanness, fornication, lewdness, vileness...
  • Every Tree is Known by Its Fruit

    03/10/2014 7:56:30 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 6 replies
    How are we guided by the Lord from the mis-impressions and tainted motives of our natural heredity to the wisdom and love of a genuinely good life? One key answer is that we need to learn what the Lord teaches in His Word. We need to learn and we need to consciously work to make different choices from many that come naturally to us. We need to ask the Lord’s help in this work. We need to pray that the light of heaven shine upon our minds. We also need to pay attention to the fruits of our present motives...
  • Becoming Human [Sermon on Genesis 1]

    03/10/2014 4:40:58 PM PDT · by DaveMSmith
    Patheos ^ | March 10, 2014 | Coleman Glenn
    [...] There’s still the seventh day to come, but that was a day of rest, and so on the sixth day we’re talking about the ultimate goal, the end, of the Lord’s creation. In the literal sense this is the creation of man, male and female. In the internal sense, it’s something similar. We’ve been talking about the way that the days of creation tell us about the way that a person is regenerated, made a new person, made a heavenly person. And on the sixth day, at the end of the whole process, the goal of all of this,...
  • More About Jesus Amen

    03/08/2014 11:22:20 AM PST · by Revski
    o7jimmy's stuff ^ | 3-8-2014 | Revski
    This video has three inspiring songs, instrumental - He Touched Me, Someday Soon and Now I'm On My Way To Heaven.
  • Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015

    03/07/2014 2:26:54 PM PST · by Uri’el-2012 · 27 replies
    Prophecy in the News Magazine ^ | March 1, 2014 | J.R. Church
    As you may know, this year is a Sabbatical Year in the Jewish Calendar. Starting next September 29, 2008, a new Sabbatical cycle will commence. It will run for seven years and conclude with another Sabbatical Year in 2014/15. Also, you may know that Daniel’s seventieth week will be a seven year Sabbatical cycle. Students of biblical prophecy have long compared Daniel’s seventieth week with the Tribulation Period as laid out in the book of Revelation. Intrigued with the Scriptures that repeat over and over again that our Savior’s Second Coming will be heralded with signs in the heavens, in...
  • Mormon Church’s human rights complaint rejected by European judges

    03/04/2014 10:46:18 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 628 replies
    Telegraph ^ | March 4, 2014 | Hayley Dixon
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a religious organisation registered as a private unlimited company in the UK, was told in 2005 that it was not exempt from paying business tax on its temple in Preston, Lancashire. Because the public were not allowed access to the temple, which was reserved for the most devout Mormons, the High Court dismissed their appeal in July 2008. However, the church refused to accept the decision, claiming that it amounted to discrimination on religious grounds and taking their battle all the way to Strasbourg. Now the European Court of Human Rights has...
  • My ordination in you is Divine I shall use you to uproot and tear down,build and restore

    03/01/2014 2:35:26 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My ordination in you is divine there is nothing fractured about it as man's ordination for truly you have been set apart for such a time as this and I am moving you into positions of authority though others believe they are in control and as my spirit guides you to them Then I will speak through you disassembling their hierarchy of pride and vanity before their submissers and redeem what is truly mine for my wisdom is greater and they do not walk in the knowledge of my kingdom but their own. So watch as pride takes a fall...
  • TRUE WORSHIP total surrended abandon \o/ [charismatic caucus]

    02/28/2014 9:16:19 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 2-28-14 | Jedediah
    My courts are yours for the taking but why don't you just let me give them to thee, For truly it's with my eyes you will want to see, So open up your heart completely and soon you "will" find, Your worship was Never yours but truly mine, So won't you be like David and completely let go, For it is my spirit through you that I desire to see and know, For in each note and heartbeat that comes from your heart, My spirit will accentuate and then your "TRUE WORSHIP" will start, The worship that The Father truly...
  • The Double Portion of Revival " RESTORATION" your ( ( (Complete Blessing ) ) ) The Cup Of Communion

    02/22/2014 10:49:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | The Spirit that goes out from the Father ,
    My countenance is as much for you as for others ! "Come" Partake , eat and drink from the cup of My Spirit of Truth for I am pouring out myself to you unhindered as you come to the Altar of ( ( (My Presence ) ) ) , I will speak to you there and completely restore all loss until you stand restored for this "IS" My Revival ( ( ( RESTORATION ) ) ) ! Does My Word not confirm it ? Truly it does ! And I AM your ) ( ( ( Complete Blessing ) )...
  • Come To The Waters [charismatic caucus]

    02/22/2014 10:06:17 AM PST · by Jedediah
    I am testing the fruit of your humility(actual surrender) in the waters of My Virtue(obedience to my Word spoken or written)and in this washing only your true fruit shall pass(survive) through this furnace of fire remaining silver or gold for I must find my image alone in these waters that have the ability to Quench(satisfy) this Fire(My Spirit) . Malachi 4:1-2 4 “Watch now,” the Lord Almighty declares, “the day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. The proud and wicked will be burned up like straw; like a tree, they will be consumed—roots and all. 2 “But for...
  • Prophet Bob Jones Passes Away

    02/15/2014 10:08:50 AM PST · by wonkowasright · 57 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2/14/2014 | Jennifer LeClaire
    Bob Jones, who operated in prophetic ministry for more than four decades, has gone home to be with the Lord. "Bob passed away at 6:22 this morning, peacefully and smiling," says Rick Joyner, founder and executive director of MorningStar Ministries. "Bob was known around the world for his prophetic gift, but he was also the greatest lover of God and people that I ever knew. It seems fitting that he would pass on a day that celebrates love." According to Jones’ website, when he was only 7 years old and walking on a dirt road in Arkansas, the archangel Gabriel...
  • Mormon Church Head Thomas Monson Summoned by British Magistrates' Court Over Adam and Eve Teaching

    02/08/2014 12:07:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 431 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/5/14 | John Bingham
    Thomas S Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ordered to appear before British magistrates' court amid claims that the organisation's teaching amounts to 'fraud' A British magistrate has issued an extraordinary summons to the worldwide leader of the Mormon church alleging that its teachings about mankind amount to fraud. Thomas S. Monson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been ordered to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London next month to defend the church’s doctrines including beliefs about Adam and Eve and Native Americans. A formal summons signed by District...
  • Sen. Mike Lee's prayer-dinner talk offers personal reflections

    02/08/2014 11:24:14 AM PST · by restornu · 8 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Friday, Feb. 7 2014 | By Mark A. Kellner ,
    WASHINGTON — Addressing an interdenominational audience of 2,500 government leaders from around the world Thursday night, Sen. Mike Lee offered a candid recollection of his late father, former Solicitor General Rex E. Lee. "......, but around our house he was known as a kind and loving husband to my mother and father to seven children," the younger Lee said of his father,... "He was a gifted orator, but used his persuasive skills at home to teach his children to love each other and love the Lord," he said. "Prayer is free," Lee, a member of The Church of Jesus...
  • Wings of Ascension [Charismatic caucus]

    02/06/2014 12:30:28 PM PST · by Jedediah
    OH ^ | 2-6-14 | jedediah
    My ascension is in you did I not say I would lift you on wings of eagles behold My very spirit is your strength and sight to see for I am your kingdom and it is My spirit that activates creation through the Father's will. So receive ALL I have for you for we are one now and you are not subject to the earth. Let My spirit bring you up and into the fullness of ALL I have for you in this time and season of "TRUST" for as far as the East is from the West I have...
  • Yahweh’s Substance is your makeup "Christ alive" in you, surrender and receive !

    02/03/2014 6:04:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 11 replies
    My substance is your makeup but do not look for it to be anatomical and my atomic number is eternal never wasting away for truly I AM Wonderful in ALL aspects of this one word "ETERNAL". I AM thus an eternal constant and there is no slide rule that can measure my kingdom for I have no beginning or end to measure yet I have storehouses ,does my Word not proclaim this ?! So tell me my children is there really a need to be earthbound when even now you carry this makeup within you ?! Let me allow you...
  • Live Chat with Shaun McAfee

    01/30/2014 4:06:46 PM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 10 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 30 January 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Please join me for a Live Chat with Shaun McAfee TONIGHT (30 January 2014) @ 8 PM Eastern time / 7 PM Central time.
  • Wretched with Todd Friel - False Prophet Called Out!

    01/28/2014 11:51:33 PM PST · by SteelTrap · 11 replies
    You Tube video ^ | June 1, 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E357PL-TJK4 Matthew 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves."
  • Fox News: Not so fair and Balanced in the Religion Department (Is MSNBC any Better?

    01/26/2014 12:21:22 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 126 replies
    FaceBook ^ | 1/13/2013 | Wretched
    As Fox News is the cable news station of choice for most Evangelical Christians, this information may be of interest to you... Bill O'Reilly... Laura Ingraham... Monica Crowley... Sean Hannity... The Fox Morning Team: Both Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade are Roman Catholics... Megyn Kelly... The Five: Four out of five ain't bad. Bob Beckel, Dana Perino, Eric Bolling, and Greg Gutfeld are all Roman Catholic... Kimberly Guilfoyle... ...
  • A World Wide Soul ((( Shaking ))) Event !

    01/24/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    1-24-14 | jedediah
    There shall be a "worldwide" Earth (( Quake )) not from plate shifting but from outer space yet in this time and dimension for I AM shaking ALL that can be shaken and this does not include My kingdom or the heavenly for I AM The Rock and Cornerstone of Hope. Therefore all that put their faith on me shall stand and not fall for I AM. There will be utter darkness and then a light but this first light shall fade for it is a false light of hope but then I shall move and My light shall be...
  • Evangelical and Mormon Leaders Gather in Tabernacle to Promote Faith and Religious Freedom

    01/23/2014 5:10:18 PM PST · by restornu · 38 replies
    Meredian Magazine ^ | 18 January 2014 | By The LDS Newsroom
    Evangelist and author Dr. Ravi Zacharias addressed the topics of faith, family and freedom in a gathering at the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Saturday, 18 January 2014. “We must build our lives on things that are eternal,” Zacharias told more than 3,000 gathered in the Tabernacle in his message titled “Lessons From History, Building a Nation Under God.” During his speech, he related lessons learned from the Bible and compared them to modern-day events. This is the second time Zacharias has spoken in the Tabernacle and his third visit to Utah since 1994. Zacharias is founder and president...
  • Hunting the Lynx with the Old Believers

    01/20/2014 8:44:56 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Standpoint ^ | Ben Judah
    Once the jeep had crashed I calmed down. It was a Soviet jeep, a UAZ, and it was now lodged between a birch tree and a ditch. I lifted my head. Nothing was hurt. The mountain road had been frightening. The motor had screeched and heaved over frozen bogs. The snow was thick and fresh. The only marks were animal tracks. We thought we saw a wolf. The UAZ was stuck. The men were now out of the car and shouting at each other. It was only then that I realised how serious the situation was. We were in Tuva,...
  • SPIRIT LED

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • Global Lessons From the Worldwide Church of God [Grace Communion Intl traces u-turn as sect]

    Gleanings for world missions from a wayward movement gone aright. How does the American evangelical community respond when one of its customary entries into The Kingdom of the Cults refutes its aberrant doctrinal distinctives and repents of its abuse to those within their own fold? Or, more narrowly, how do the congregants of this movement respond when presented with the unpleasant reality that they no longer had the corner on Biblical truth and the sole keys to the Kingdom? And how do the leaders of this movement usher their people from exclusivism and self-acknowledged heresy to orthodoxy without bowing the...
  • Be My Sword of Light for others but do it in Love ![charistmatic caucus]

    01/11/2014 1:00:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-11-14 | Jedediah
    My children are about to come into their "own" that is The kingdom that is already theirs to bring to others . So do not hide your burning bush by sitting in a pew all your life but come and leave Babylon behind for she is not your sister and begin to lead others out of their desert places, "Be my Moses" to the multitudes in the Valley of Decisions for your light shines as a pillar by night in the land of the wounded and "I AM" this light in you . So use what I have given you...
  • The Day Religious Liberty Died (legal and legislative history of religious freedom in US)

    01/10/2014 11:34:30 AM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 10, 2014 | Austin Ruse
      Sam Casey sat at the head of the largest conference table in Washington and watched open-mouthed as half the room emptied, and religious freedom was grievously wounded. It happened in an instant that July day in 1999, but had been building quietly for weeks as one of the most potent left-right coalitions in the country was sundered.         The recent legal and legislative history of religious freedom in America can be described in many ways, but ping-pong comes to mind.The Constitution prevents the federal government from establishing a state religion but also prevents the government from hampering its...
  • The Trinity - Apologetic Graphic

    01/08/2014 5:33:20 AM PST · by matthewrobertolson · 208 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 8 January 2014 | Matthew Olson
    The Holy Spirit brought the Son (Matthew 1:18), so They are equal. The power to give God, not just in Substance, but in Person, indicates equality with Him. The Son is perfect (Hebrews 4:15 & 1 Peter 2:22), so Both also equal the Father. Only God is truly perfect and without sin (Deuteronomy 32:3-4, Psalm 18:30, Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:23). "Follow" me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/crucifixwearer "Like" Answering Protestants on Facebook: http://facebook.com/AnsweringProtestantsAdd Answering Protestants to your Circles on Google+: http://plus.google.com/106938988929282894016 "Subscribe" to my YouTube videos: http://youtube.com/user/crucifixwearer
  • Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon-- January 7, 2014

    01/07/2014 9:14:33 AM PST · by redleghunter · 6 replies
    Blueletter Bible ^ | January 7, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning Reading For me to live is Christ. —Philippians 1:21 The believer did not always live to Christ. He began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Saviour making a propitiation for his guilt. From the moment of the new and celestial birth the man begins to live to Christ. Jesus is to believers the one pearl of great price, for whom we are willing to part with all that we have. He has so completely won our love, that it beats alone for...
  • What is a false prophet? "Ravenous wolves?"

    01/03/2014 10:03:52 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    1/3/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Deuteronomy 13:2 and Deuteronomy 18:22 in exegetical and hermeneutical balance both show together that a false prophet will fail either one of two tests or both of two tests. If they fail either/or, or both/and, they are a false prophet: Deut 13: 1-3 "If a prophet or dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes true concerning the sign which he spoke to you saying 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' you shall not listen to that...
  • LET GO OF YOUR CHAINS OF RESISTANCE ,LET THE LORD BECOME YOUR "ALL" IN THIS NEW YEAR !

    12/31/2013 11:14:36 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Luke 17:31-33 The Voice Since people are easily distracted, Jesus says that they shouldn’t get so caught up in the routines of daily life that they forget to remain faithful to Him. 31 When that day comes, if you’re on the housetop, don’t run inside to try to save any of your belongings. If you’re in the field, don’t bother running back to the house. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. Turning back is fatal for those who do so. 33 If you try to hold on to your life, it will slip through your fingers; if you let go of your...
  • Nevada County Church Ordered To Remove “Support Our Troops” Sign

    12/30/2013 2:03:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A church is in a clash with Nevada County after being told to take down a sign with an American flag and a message to support the troops. Simple Truth Church put up the sign to cover an old, rundown billboard. However the “Support Our Troops” sign is becoming quite controversial. If the church doesn’t remove the sign, it could be fined. Most drivers CBS13 spoke with did not have a problem with the sign. “It doesn’t bother me at all,” said one person.
  • Tyler Perry gives T.D. Jakes $1 million dollars at the Potters House Dallas HD

    12/30/2013 12:48:19 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Pastor Jerome White
    Tyler Perry gives T.D. Jakes $1 million dollars and lays hands on him for a fresh anointing!
  • How I Escaped the Mormon Temple [Ex-BYU prof tells how her family was rescued from legalistic cult]

    12/27/2013 8:33:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 569 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov. 22, 2013 | Lynn Wilder
    ...For eight years, I had been a professor at Brigham Young University... I looked down on Christians...They had part of the gospel, but I had the fullness of it. I kept the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. Three weeks before the end of his two-year mission, Micah called to tell us he was being sent home early—a horrific disgrace in Mormon culture. He had been reading the New Testament. There he encountered a different Jesus than the one I was taught about in Mormonism—a God of grace, not of works, so that no one can boast... To a roomful of...
  • Concerning the use of music in church services: what "styles" are Biblically permitted?

    12/28/2013 10:20:36 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 185 replies
    12/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    As to "in church" I mean that not so much broadly as to the Church (body of Christ), but as to which styles are Biblically permitted in individual churches. 1.) At what point (scripturally) does a church worship team (for instance) go too far when plucking the bass guitar or electric guitar, or beat the drums too loudly? At what point is the "riff" (or beat) becoming too "wordly." Define "wordly" music as opposed to non-wordly music if/when discussing this. I ask this of those who lean more towards the Michael W. Smith type worship services or to those who...
  • Near Coming of Christ...Joseph Smith's Mission...Another Mission to Be Undertaken...

    12/27/2013 4:34:09 PM PST · by Colofornian · 7 replies
    (Lds) JournalofDiscourses.com ^ | Feb. 2, 1884 | Lds "apostle" Erastus Snow
    ...But what I was going to bring before your minds was this: Shall we expect that the Lord Jesus is going to delay His coming in the midst of His people, until all this great work shall have been accomplished? By no means. I do not understand that He has ever intimated anything of this kind. Nor need we wait in our faith and in our expectations till all these great and glorious things shall have been accomplished on the earth before the Prophet Joseph Smith shall come unto us again. He has merely taken another mission in advance of...
  • Mormon ‘Bachelor’ show surprise: He marries them all

    12/27/2013 6:17:56 AM PST · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    SALT LAKE CITY — The producers of a Mormon version of the popular “Bachelor” television program were dealt a rude surprise when their lead man got down on his knee and proposed to all six finalists. “I couldn’t make up my mind,” said Larry Whistall, 29, the bachelor. “I realized they all had good qualities, so I went the polygamy route.” Five of the six women said yes, and now say they look forward to moving to rural Utah and bearing Whistall as many children as physically possible. And in-fighting? Not a problem, they claim. “Me and the other women...
  • Prophecy: Key to the Future [Literal Latter days? Will Joseph Smith's Second Coming occur in 2014?]

    12/27/2013 5:21:32 AM PST · by Colofornian · 17 replies
    Google books: ^ | Book published December 2004 | Duane S. Crowther
    SNIP Heber C. Kimball also believed & prophesied that Joseph Smith would return before the second coming of the Lord and associated his return with this period. After prophesying of the destruction which would sweep the western portion of Missouri, he foresaw that The pressure will become so great that the more righteous among them will cry unto the Lord day and night until deliverance comes. Then the Prophet Joseph and others will make their appearance and those who have remained faithful will be selected to return to Jackson County, Missouri and take part in the building of that beautiful...