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  • Trump has 'inside information' on who protested in Charlottesville: Falwell Jr.

    08/20/2017 5:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2017 | Nicki Zink
    Evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. defended President Donald Trump's comment that there were "very fine people on both sides" in the Charlottesville protests, saying the president "had information I didn't have" about who participated in the demonstration against removal of a Confederate statue in the Virginia city. "He has inside information that I don't have," Falwell told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz on "This Week" Sunday. "I don't know if there were historical purists [at the protests] who were trying to preserve some statues. I don't know." The Liberty University president added of the president, "I...
  • "Jesus and the Canaanite Woman" (Sermon on Matthew 15:21-28)

    08/20/2017 1:18:07 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 20, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Jesus and the Canaanite Woman” (Matthew 15:21-28) What kind of faith do you have, in what kind of God? That is the question that our text today will help us to answer. For what we will see in our text is this: What kind of faith? A persevering faith. In what kind of God? In a merciful Lord. Persevering faith in a merciful Lord--that is the story of “Jesus and the Canaanite Woman.” The story begins with Jesus going up to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Tyre and Sidon are cities outside the boundaries of Israel--they’re up north, along...
  • Trump's evangelical panel remains intact as others disband. Who are his religious cheerleaders?

    08/18/2017 12:17:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 18, 2017 | Joanna Walters and Sam Morris
    Donald Trump was forced to disband two business advisory councils and an infrastructure panel after some of America’s most prominent business leaders fled their posts, protesting against Trump’s statements appeasing white nationalist marchers at the weekend rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. But the president’s religious evangelical advisory board, a mix of radical born-again preachers, televangelists and conservative political influencers, still stands pristine. Not only have members avoided criticism of the president, while occasionally scolding the violence in general – some have been openly supportive of Trump’s statements assigning blame “on many sides” and slamming those who turned up to oppose the...
  • Bow The Knee

    08/16/2017 8:57:37 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 3, 2017 | The Master's Singers of Calgary (vanity)
    In the struggles occurring in the US, the Left against Judeo-Christian values, we need to draw in to the Lord for our strength. He has already won the battle, we need only to stand firm with Him. 2 Chronicles 7:14 states, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." The choir that I sing in recorded its latest CD on the Victoria Day weekend (the weekend before...
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • "The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed Is Death" (Funeral sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 51-57)

    08/14/2017 5:37:51 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 14, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Last Enemy to Be Destroyed Is Death” (1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 51-57) Over 25 years as a pastor, I have had a number of World War II veterans as members of the congregations I have served. Homer Rouggly was one of them. In fact, Homer Rouggly might well be the last one that I will have the honor of laying to rest. That “Greatest Generation” is quickly passing away, and they were quite a crew. By the way, for a number of years I had two World War II veterans sitting near each other in the pews at St. Matthew’s:...
  • Clinton’s Pastor Says Hillary’s Loss Worst Injustice Since Christ’s Crucifixion [semi-satire]

    08/14/2017 3:15:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    Methodist minister Bill Shillady compared Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and concluded that “it was the second worst instance of injustice in human history. In both cases we saw exemplary paragons of virtue punished for the sins of others.” Shillady predicted “a Hell on Earth under the demon that is Donald Trump,” but offered a ray of hope that “the forces of righteousness will triumph in the end. Right now, true believers are working assiduously to unseat the unholy Trump and clear the way for the ascension of...
  • CAIR Defends McMaster [semi-satire]

    08/14/2017 1:15:18 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 August 2017 | John Semmens
    The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) rallied to the defense of National Security Council (NSC) adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster this week. McMaster has come under some criticism for purging the NSC of individuals he maintains were "overly focused on an illusory Islamic threat." These included Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the NSC's senior director for intelligence programs; Rich Higgins, the NSC's director for strategic planning; and Derek Harvey, the NSC's senior director for the Middle East. Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director for CAIR, blamed "agents of the Zionist conspiracy for world domination" for what he characterized as "vicious attacks on an honorable...
  • Hillary’s ‘Resurrection’ as an Ordained Methodist Minister?

    08/13/2017 1:07:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/17 | Judi McLeod
    In some people’s view everyone can be forgiven for their sins other than “racist” “misogynist” President Donald Trump Somewhat like Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton is declaring herself her own religion. In her case reinventing herself as an ordained Methodist minister, coming in to the pulpit with an already at the ready schism. Husband Bill and daughter Chelsea will no doubt be shouting “Amen” on Sundays when she takes to the pulpit, with Bill only nodding off occasionally when her homilies run overly long.
  • Hexing Ceremony Targets President Trump With Witchcraft In Brooklyn

    08/12/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 12, 2017 | Shant Shahrigian
    “How much different is it from praying to God that your candidate wins?” asked one attendee. BUSHWICK, BROOKLYN – President Donald Trump has elicited all kinds of protests around the country. On Friday night, a gathering of dissenters in Bushwick created one of the most imaginative – a hexing ceremony. About a dozen people gathered at occult bookstore Catland on Flushing Avenue, near Central Avenue, to put a malevolent spell on the president. The ceremony was simple enough. Catland honcho Dakota Bracciale set up an altar with a skull, some other bones and mason jars filled with crumbled wads of...
  • "The Word Is Near You, in Your Mouth and in Your Heart" (Sermon on Romans 10:5-17)

    08/12/2017 2:01:10 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 13, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Word Is Near You, in Your Mouth and in Your Heart” (Romans 10:5-17) There is a wealthy author and art dealer in New Mexico by the name of Forrest Fenn. A lover of adventure, Mr. Fenn decided to fill a chest with gold nuggets, rare coins, jewelry, and gemstones, and to hide this treasure somewhere in the American West. He gave out clues, so that other adventure-seekers could search for the treasure chest and hopefully find it. The hidden treasure is said to be worth about two million dollars. Well, in the seven years since this began, dozens and...
  • 12 Critical Events That Are Going To Happen Over A 40 Day Period From August 21st To September 30th

    08/11/2017 1:52:14 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 84 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 8/9/17 | Michael Snyder
    We are about to witness an extremely unusual convergence of events that many believe could represent a major turning point for our nation. By now you have probably heard that on August 21st a total solar eclipse will move across the entire continental United States for the first time in decades. In fact, we have not seen a total solar eclipse cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. And it will be the very first total solar eclipse that is only visible in this country since the United States first became a nation. Starting with...
  • Village Girls Send Rakhis To PM Modi And Donald Trump (Brother/Sister Friendship & Protection)

    08/09/2017 1:17:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Citizen ^ | August 9, 2017 | Tehreem Fatima
    A small village in Haryana has added a new dimension to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. The festival is meant to mark love and bonding, making relationships stronger. This bond was extended to United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as girls in the Marora village in Haryana sent threads to the two world leaders. Raksha Bandhan -- as most of us are aware -- involves tying a thread (rakhi) around a brother’s wrists. The rakhi is meant to act as a symbol of a unifying bond, as in return for her love and loyalty, the...
  • President’s Spiritual Mentor Says ‘God Has Given Trump Authority To Take Out Kim Jong Un’

    08/08/2017 8:17:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 8, 2017 | Ryan Pickrell
    A well-known evangelical pastor and spiritual mentor for President Donald Trump asserted Tuesday that God won’t mind if the president wipes North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un off the face of the earth. Southern Baptist pastor Robert Jeffress, who has close ties to the president, believes Trump has the moral authority to destroy Kim Jong-un. “When it comes to how we should deal with evil doers, the Bible, in the book of Romans, is very clear: God has endowed rulers full power to use whatever means necessary — including war — to stop evil,” Jeffress explained in a statement to CBN...
  • NYT: Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘privately reads from a book of Christian devotionals’ before (tr)

    08/08/2017 9:57:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-8-2017 | Greg P.
    (Full title) NYT: Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘privately reads from a book of Christian devotionals’ before each briefing Keep this up, media, and President Trump will get a third term: Michael M. Grynbaum ✔ @grynbaum Before each White House briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders privately reads from a book of Christian devotionals. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/business/now-starring-in-the-west-wing-sarah-huckabee-sanders.html  … 11:01 AM - Aug 8, 2017 Now Starring in the West Wing: Sarah Huckabee Sanders The new White House press secretary is more understated than her predecessor, Sean Spicer, but she still speaks for a president at war with the media. nytimes.com 21 Replies 2 Retweets 4 likes...
  • Archeologists Find New Evidence of Lost City of Julias Near Sea of Galilee

    08/07/2017 9:27:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | August 7, 2017 | Rebecca Gibian
    After decades of searches by archeologists in the upper Jordan Valley, the lost Roman city of Julias, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus’s apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip, may have recently been unearthed. The discovery was made during excavations at Beit Habek, located in Bethsaida, by archeologist Dr. Mordechai Aviam, head of the Kinneret Institute for Galilean Archeology at Kinneret Academic College. Bethsaida was once a fishermen’s village on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, and is mentioned in several New Testament books as the home of at least three of Jesus’s most important apostles, reports the...
  • Evangelical Trump supporters want meeting with Pope Francis

    08/07/2017 4:05:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Courier ^ | August 7, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) — Evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump on Monday requested a meeting with Pope Francis over a recent critical article in a Vatican-vetted journal. Johnnie Moore, a leader of Trump’s evangelical advisory board and a spokesman for some of its members, said he sent the request to Rome in response to an article published last month that accused some American Catholics of building an alliance of “hate” with evangelicals who backed the president. The two authors of the piece are confidants of Francis. They published their article in the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, which is reviewed...
  • "Come and Be Satisfied!" (Sermon on Isaiah 55:1-5)

    08/05/2017 9:53:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 5 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 6, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Come and Be Satisfied!” (Isaiah 55:1-5) Today the Lord is extending an invitation to you. He is saying to each one of us today: “Come and eat!” “Come and drink!” “Come and Be Satisfied!” “Come and be satisfied!” This is the message God is speaking to us today through his prophet Isaiah. Our text is the Old Testament Reading from Isaiah 55. Listen again to the first part of this text: “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why...
  • POTUS Shield: Trump’s Dominionist Prayer Warriors and the ‘Prophetic Order of the United States’

    08/04/2017 11:33:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | August 2, 2017 | Peter Montgomery
    Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 Who Are These People? 3 Trump and the Prophets: Made For The Era of Social Media? 4 Overlapping Networks 5 God’s Own Party? 6 POTUS Trump and the Prophetic Order of the United States Introduction In the early morning hours of November 9, 2016, God told Frank Amedia that with Donald Trump having been elected president, Amedia and his fellow Trump-supporting “apostles” and “prophets” had a new mission. Thus was born POTUS Shield, a network of Pentecostal leaders devoted to helping Trump bring about the reign of God in America and the world. Amedia...
  • MSM already queuing up to smear White House Bible Studies

    08/02/2017 11:06:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/02/17 | Judi McLeod
    Before long Trump’s cabinet members availing themselves of Bible studies will be smeared as “bitter clingers”, “religious freaks”, “holy rollers” and worse Judi McLeod image By Judi McLeod —— Bio and Archives August 2, 2017 2 Comments | Print Friendly | Subscribe | Email Us The reaction of the sniping mainstream media to White House Bible study should make it clear that the best way to study the Holy Scriptures of the Bible is to ‘Home School’ one’s self in the Holy Book. Bible Studies should be daily, not weekly and completely free of politics. To do it right you...