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  • From Puritan Zionism to a Christmassy Hanukkah for Jerusalem

    12/23/2017 11:57:37 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12/23/2017 | Mark Musser
    What is the relationship between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas? Much more than most might appreciate .....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: BLUE LAWS, 01-14-15

    01/14/2015 10:33:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 01-14-15 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:BLUE LAWS Very strict legal prohibitions affecting moral conduct that originated with the Puritan adherents in England. The term "blue" was probably associated with constant and faithful persons who were considered "true blue." All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Church of England in Early America

    08/30/2013 1:22:33 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | August 2013 | Christine Leigh Heyrman
    Christine Leigh Heyrman TEACHER SERVE August 2013 Although the Church of England (also known as the Anglican Church, and, today, as the Protestant Episcopal Church) commanded the loyalties of a great many churchgoers in early America, its history has received relatively little treatment from historians-especially compared with the attention lavished on the Puritans. True, the Church of England in the colonies suffered from a sluggish rate of growth and a shortage of clergymen throughout much of the seventeenth century. But in the century before the American Revolution, that communion's fortunes prospered: Anglican churches spread along the length of the...
  • Puritan Valentine's Day Cards

    02/14/2013 3:47:27 PM PST · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    CollegeHumor ^ | February 12, 2013 | Alex Z. Rogers
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  • Rap attack and "Precious Puritans" discussion (Vanity)

    10/06/2012 6:23:09 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 16 replies
    Christian Observer Forums: CO-URC | 10/6/2012 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    Most of us in conservative Reformed circles are not fans of rap. I'm not either, though I have Korean relatives who are -- the "Gangnam Style" video of Korean rappers which has gone viral has shown to lots of Americans how our culture is affecting lots of places we would least expect it. The result is that many of us were probably caught unaware by the explosion on the blogosphere which greeted a Reformed man of African-American ancestry who uses rap as his medium of Christian music. The rapper, who goes by the name of "Propaganda," produced a rap song...
  • Rick Santorum Wants to Fight ‘The Dangers Of Contraception’

    02/16/2012 1:23:19 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | 02/14/2012 | By Michael Scherer
    Candidates often say things when polling in the single digits that come back to haunt them when they start leading the polls. Last October, Rick Santorum gave an interview with an Evangelical blog called Caffeinated Thoughts, in which he said contraception is “not okay,” and that this would be a public policy issue he would tackle as President. In particular, he said he would “get rid of any idea that you have to have abortion coverage or contraceptive coverage” as a government policy.
  • Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum? (Santorum's views on gambling)

    02/16/2012 7:51:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 16, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    ....Asked about the legalization of online gambling, Santorum responds: "I’m someone who takes the opinion that gaming is not something that is beneficial, particularly having that access on the Internet. Just as we’ve seen from a lot of other things that are vices on the Internet, they end to grow exponentially as a result of that. It’s one thing to come to Las Vegas and do gaming and participate in the shows and that kind of thing as entertainment, it’s another thing to sit in your home and have access to that it. I think it would be dangerous to...
  • Jeffress Says Satan Rules Catholicism

    10/12/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 320 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 10/12/2011 | n/a
    Last Friday, Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who introduced Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, spoke derisively about the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, making the case that “Mormonism is a cult.” Two days later, he chided Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as “false religions.” Last year, Rev. Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church was the outgrowth of a “corruption” called the “Babylonian mystery.” He continued, “Much of what you see in the Catholic Church today doesn’t come from God’s word. It comes from that cult-like pagan religion. Isn’t that the genius of Satan?” Catholic League president Bill...
  • What Value Does The Bible Have, To You?

    06/14/2009 12:04:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 232+ views ^ | June 3, 2008
    A Puritan evangelist, John Rogers, warned his congregation against neglecting Scripture by telling them what God might say: "I have trusted you so long with my Bible - it lies in some houses all covered with dust and cobwebs, you care not to listen to it. Do you use my Bible that way? Well, you shall have my Bible no longer". Rogers then picked up his Bible and started walking away from the pulpit. Then he stopped, fell on his knees, and took on the voice of the people, who pleaded, "Lord, whatever Thou dost to us, take not Thy...
  • June 19, 1567: Separtist Protestant John Fitz Arrested at Plumber's Hall London

    06/19/2007 10:23:59 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies · 312+ views
    Christian History Institute ^ | Christian History Institute
    Does your church have a congregational government? If local members make its decisions rather than an outside bishop or presbytery, then your form of church government is congregational. It is one of the most common ways that Protestants govern their churches throughout the world today. When did congregationalism begin? There are several suggestions. Some writers say the earliest churches planted by the apostles were run by local congregations. However, most historians look at it as arising within a tide of democratic ideals in the sixteenth century which it fed and to which it contributed. They often point to this day,...
  • Who were the Puritans?

    01/19/2007 8:10:33 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 19 replies · 455+ views
    The Evangelical Times ^ | July 06 | Phil Arthur
    The Puritans were a particular kind of Evangelical Christian who arose in England and later in North America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We meet them first of all in England in the early 1560s, where the name 'Puritan' was first given to them. The Puritans were so called because, while appreciating all that had been gained in the Reformation, they wanted to ensure that without losing these gains the work of reforming the church according to the Word of God was taken further. When Queen Elizabeth I came to the throne in 1559, opinion in England was divided...
  • Who Was Against Christmas?

    12/14/2006 7:40:54 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 14 replies · 590+ views
    University of Wyoming ^ | Paul V.M. Flesher
    Picture the following scenario. Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. The groups meet. Confrontation ensues. Fistfights break out. Church windows are smashed. What are these rioters fighting about? Christmas. One group favors celebrating Christmas, the other opposes all Christmas observances. This isn’t an imaginary event, it is history. It happened in Boston on Christmas day in 1706. In America's increasing love-affair with Christmas (both the Christian and commercial versions), we have forgotten that there was a time when much of European and American Christianity thought that...
  • Valley of Vision: Election

    07/11/2006 11:35:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies · 133+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    Holy Trinity, All praise to thee for electing me to salvation, by foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus; I adore the wonders of thy condescending love, marvel at the true believer’s high privilege within whom all heaven comes to dwell, abiding in God and God in him; I believe it, help me experience it to the full. Continue to teach me that Christ’s righteousness satisfies justice and evidences thy love; Help me to make use of it by faith as the ground of my peace and of...
  • Precious Remedies Against Satan

    07/08/2006 6:46:41 AM PDT · by ItsOurTimeNow · 4 replies · 298+ views
    Grace Gems ^ | Thomas Brooks
    Hell's greatest enrichers! (Brooks "Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices") "The prophets who lead my people astray." Micah 3:5 Satan labors by false teachers, who are his emissaries to deceive, delude, and forever undo the precious souls of men! They seduce them, and carry them out of the right way into by-paths and blind thickets of error and wickedness--where they are lost forever! As strumpets paint their faces, and deck and perfume their beds, the better to allure and deceive simple souls; so false teachers will put a great deal of paint and garnish upon their most dangerous principles and blasphemies,...
  • Valley of Vision: Sixth Day Morning: The Gospel

    06/06/2006 9:22:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies · 84+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    O Thou Most High, Creator of the ends of the earth, Governor of the universe, Judge of all men, Head of the church, Saviour of sinners; thy greatness is unsearchable, thy goodness infinite, thy compassions unfailing, thy providence boundless, thy mercies ever new. We bless thee for the words of salvation. How important, suitable, encouraging are the doctrines, promises, and invitations of the gospel of peace! We are lost: but in it thou hast presented to us a full, free and eternal salvation; weak: but here we learn that help is found in One that is mighty, poor: but in...
  • Valley of Vision: A Minister's Preaching (Devo)

    05/15/2006 11:45:57 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies · 70+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    My Master God, I am desired to preach today, but go weak and needy to my task; Yet I long that people might be edified with divine truth, that an honest testimony might be borne for thee; Give me assistance in preaching and prayer, with heart uplifted for grace and unction. Present to my view things pertinent to my subject, with fullness of matter and clarity of thought, proper expressions, fluency, fervency, a feeling sense of the things I preach, and grace to apply them to men's consciences. Keep me conscious all the while of my defects, and let me...
  • Valley of Vision: A Minister's Bible (Devo)

    05/14/2006 6:03:15 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 67+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    O God of truth, I thank thee for the holy Scriptures, their precepts, promises, directions, light. In them may I learn more of Christ, be enabled to retain his truth and have grace to follow it. Help me to lift up the gates of my soul that he may come in and show me himself when I search the Scriptures, for I have no lines to fathom its depths, no wings to soar to its heights. By his aid may I be enabled to explore all its truths, love them with all my heart, embrace them with all my power,...
  • Valley of Vision: Vain Service (Devo)

    05/06/2006 5:12:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies · 79+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    O my Lord, Forgive me for serving thee in sinful ways – by glorying in my own strength, by forcing myself to minister through necessity, by accepting the applause of others, by trusting in assumed grace and spiritual affection, by a faith that rests upon my hold on Christ, not on him alone, by having another foundation to stand upon beside thee; for thus I make flesh my arm. Help me to see that it is faith stirred by grace that does the deed, that faith brings a man nearer to thee, raising him above mere man, that thou dost...
  • Valley of Vision: Sincerity (Calvinist/Evangelical Devo)

    04/30/2006 4:28:15 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies · 82+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    Elector of saints, Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and callest to thyself. With thee is mercy, redemption, assurance, forgiveness; Thou hast lifted me, a prisoner, out of the pit of sin and pronounced my discharge, not only in the courts of heaven, but in the dock of conscience; hast justified me by faith, given me peace with thee, made me to enjoy glorious liberty as thy child. Save me from the false hope of the hypocrite: May I never suppose I am in Christ unless I am a new creature, never think I am born of the Spirit...
  • Valley of Vision: Grace in Trials (Calvinist/Evangelical Devo)

    04/27/2006 1:30:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies · 78+ views
    The Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 1975 | Arthur Bennett
    Father of mercies, Hear me for Jesus’ sake. I am sinful even in my closest walk with thee; it is of thy mercy I died not long ago; Thy grace has given me faith in the cross by which thou hast reconciled thyself to me and me to thee, drawing me by thy great love, reckoning me as innocent in Christ though guilty in myself. Giver of all graces, I look to thee for strength to maintain them in me, for it is hard to practise what I believe. Strengthen me against temptations. My heart is an unexhausted fountain of...