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  • Joel Osteen joins Paula White, Tony Evans & other High-Level Laodicean Church Hirelings to March in Solidarity with BLM

    06/05/2020 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/4/2020 | G. Grider
    Joel Osteen — a fake pastor and pretend Christian — has, however, been spotted marching along with these hooligans in the streets of Houston, TX, where his multi-million dollar enterprise is headquartered. Almost exactly a year ago, he was spotted marching with Lady Gaga at a gay pride march. I guess since pride festivals have been canceled, this is second best for him. At least he’s wearing a mask. alse teacher and Laodicean heretic Joel Osteen, miffed that the race riots seemed to have cancelled out the LGBTQ Pride Marches, decided to march instead with Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection - Triumphal King

    06/05/2020 9:41:35 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry | 6-5-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Friday, June 5, 2020 Memorial of Saint Boniface Mark 12:35-37 Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus presents an interpretation of Psalm 110 that demonstrates his lordship, his centrality in the Christian life. Christianity is not primarily a philosophy or a system of ethics. It is a relationship to the unsettling person of Jesus Christ. Someone stands at the center of Christian concern. Though Christian thinkers have used philosophical ideas and cultural constructs to articulate the meaning of the faith, they never, at their best, wander far from the very particular and unnerving first-century rabbi from Nazareth. Christians are not announcing a...
  • Deciphering the Biblical 666 (Part 4)

    06/05/2020 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Medium ^ | 6/2/2020 | Jamie Northrup
    History is replete with Antichrist type figures who come "in their own name" to bring about a New World Order (e.g. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, etc.) A key attribute that these Antichrist figures always espouse is an irresistible urge to solve the Jewish Problem. This key attribute helps us differentiate between true Antichrist prefigures and the "run of the mill" totalitarians or despots (of which the world has always had). Why this key attribute? Jesus Christ is coming back to save the Jews. At some date in the near future, when the Jews finally admit...
  • Deciphering the Biblical 666 (Part 3)

    06/05/2020 8:53:15 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Medium ^ | 6/5/2020 | Jamie Northrup
    Revelation 13:15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark [in] their right hands or [in] their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 6/5/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devoitonal)

    06/05/2020 8:24:50 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/5/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "The Lord shut him in." Genesis 7:16 Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits of the multitude we cannot enter; we cannot play in the streets of Vanity Fair with the children of darkness, for our heavenly Father has shut us in. Noah was shut in with his God. "Come thou...

    06/05/2020 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 1 replies
    King James Bible | 6/5/2020 | pilgrimsprogress
    “Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel: Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger” (Proverbs 5:9-10 KJV).
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/5/20)[Prayer]

    06/05/2020 6:16:21 AM PDT · by left that other site · 8 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 6/5/20 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (Music in The Bible) Ecclesiastes 2:8   I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces. I acquired male and female singers, and a harem as well—the delights of a man’s heart. New International Version (NIV)(End of Scripture Passage) Though the Bible is not specific as to the author of Ecclesiastes, most think it was King Solomon himself. New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer]...
  • Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt

    06/05/2020 6:07:21 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 17 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/5/20
    In the last twenty years, we have seen as a people the near-complete erosion and extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. The United States is increasingly becoming a secular socialist state while abandoning and despising our representative republic of "In God We Trust", which we were founded upon. Our Judeo-Christian heritage, morality, and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility, and virtue are “hisses and by-words” in Hollywood, the Media Establishment, College/University Campuses,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-05-20, M, St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

    06/04/2020 10:34:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 06-05-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 5, 2020 Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 2 Tm 3:10-17 You have followed my teaching, way of life, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, persecutions that I endured. Yet from all these things the Lord delivered me. In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But wicked people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - (6/5/2020) [Prayer]

    06/04/2020 9:20:57 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5 June 2020 | NEWwoman
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL prayer thread! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Churchill: The Man Who Saved the Free World Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Three things DC Archbishop Gregory should’ve said instead of criticizing President Trump

    06/04/2020 6:17:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 3, 2020 | John Horvat II
    [Catholic Caucus] Three things DC Archbishop Gregory should’ve said instead of criticizing President Trump 'Catholics need to hear three things from Archbishop Gregory in this time of crisis' PETITION: Ask Archbishop Gregory to apologize to President Trump and the Knights of Columbus! Sign the petition here. June 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory lashed out against President Trump and the First Lady’s visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in the nation’s capital on June 2. The long-planned event caused an uproar because it happened the day after the President walked to St. John’s Episcopal Church near the...
  • Focus on God and Saints Rather Than Wild Images of Carefully-Orchestrated Protests, Met. Luke of Zaporozhye Exhorts

    06/04/2020 5:47:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 6/4/20
    Mass protests on the streets in cities across America “have shown how quickly the mask of decency and morality falls from people when permissiveness hits the streets,” writes His Eminence Metropolitan Luke of Zaporozhye in a reflection published on his Telegram channel on Wednesday, June 2. The carefully-orchestrated protests are in fact a means of control, the outspoken hierarch writes, but rather than being allured by wild images of violence, we should instead turn our gazes and our minds to the Lord Jesus Christ and His saints, he exhorts. “Recent events induce sad reflections,” Met. Luke writes. “Christianity, which was...
  • Madison Bishop Hying Says He Will 'Stand on Principle' in Reopening Lawsuit

    06/04/2020 5:43:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 6/4/20 | Christine Rouselle
    Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 4, 2020 / 12:30 pm MT (CNA).- The Bishop of Madison says a lawsuit against Dane County and the city of Madison may be needed to ensure the Church can serve the people of the diocese during the reopening phase of the coronavirus pandemic. “I don’t want to fight with anybody, but at the same time I think that there is a religious liberty issue here that we need to stand on in principle,” Bishop Donald Hying of Madison told CNA in an interview on Wednesday evening. Attorneys from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, acting...
  • Over 100 Catholic Schools Not to Reopen in the Fall

    06/04/2020 5:40:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/1/20 | Paul Murano
    Pandemic financial crisis blamed, but bishops' priorities questionedDETROIT ( - More and more Catholic schools are being permanently shut down because of the financial crisis due to the pandemic, and bishops seem to be reluctantly throwing in the towel. The Wuhan virus has thrown Catholic education into a state of financial disarray, and the pandemic has been particularly catastrophic for private Catholic schools. Across the country, at least 100 of them are projected to close permanently, not to reopen in the fall of 2020. This estimate is according to the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA). "There simply isn't money," says...
  • Moscow Churches to Reopen on June 6

    06/04/2020 5:36:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Interfax ^ | 6/1/20
    Moscow, June 1, Interfax - At the blessing of Patriarch Kirill, Moscow churches will reopen to parishioners on June 6, the eve of the Trinity Sunday, after almost two months of quarantine. The Christ the Savior's Cathedral and the Epiphany Cathedral at Yelokhovo will open on June 2, the patriarch's working group said. It was reported that churches in Moscow were closed for visitors from April 13, the beginning of the Holy Week in Russia, with the patriarch's blessing and at the recommendation of the city's sanitary authorities. All prayer services were performed in the presence of clergy only. The...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart.

    06/04/2020 4:19:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | June 4, 2020 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    [Catholic Caucus] The Mazza Hypothesis: Benedict resigned as Bishop of Rome but not Vicar of Christ. Wherein Fr. Z ponders with a heavy heart. I’ve been pondering lately.   One needs to do this out of love.  Ponder, comes from Latin pondus, “weight”.  Hence, I am weighing things.  Augustine famously wrote, amor meus pondus meum… my love is my weight.  In Augustine’s time, gravity was thought to be an interior force that compelled things to go to where they belonged.  Thus, the heart is always restless until it rests in God.  Amor meus, pondus meum.However, in the words of the modern poet’s song,...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel Reflection - Authentic Love

    06/04/2020 11:17:18 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 1 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry | 6-4-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Mark 12:28-34 Friends, in today’s Gospel the Lord says that the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself. Love is not primarily a feeling or an instinct; rather, it is the act of willing the good of the other as other. It is radical self-gift, living for the sake of the other. To be kind to someone so that he might be kind to you, or to treat a fellow human being justly so that he, in turn, might treat you with justice, is not to love, for such...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 6/4/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/04/2020 9:55:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/4/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "The kindness and love of God our Saviour." Titus 3:4 How sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with his own beloved people! There can be nothing more delightful than, by the Divine Spirit, to be led into this fertile field of delight. Let the mind for an instant consider the history of the Redeemer's love, and a thousand enchanting acts of affection will suggest themselves, all of which have had for their design the weaving of the heart into Christ, and the intertwisting of the thoughts and emotions of the renewed soul with the mind of Jesus....
  • Catholics Fire Back After D.C. Archbishop Attacks Donald Trump

    06/04/2020 9:35:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 4, 20202 | Thomas D. Williams
    Catholics Fire Back After D.C. Archbishop Attacks Donald Trump A number of prominent Catholics have reacted strongly to a statement by Washington, DC, Archbishop Wilton Gregory denouncing President Trump for visiting a shrine to Pope John Paul II. ..................................................... In a column titled “Baffling and Reprehensible,” Catholic author and journalist Phil Lawler enumerated seven problems underlying the archbishop’s statement, including its blatant partisanship and divisiveness.The archbishop published his “inflammatory statement” without bothering to check the facts, Lawler observes, noting that the president’s visit to the shrine had no connection with the demonstrations but had been planned well ahead to coincide...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholics criticize Vatican’s long delay in releasing McCarrick report

    06/04/2020 7:24:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 3, 2020 | Dorothy Cumming McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholics criticize Vatican’s long delay in releasing McCarrick report Catholic author John Zmirak declared that McCarrick was not only a 'monster' but 'the spider who wove today's U.S. church, picking its bishops.' VATICAN CITY, June 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― In the wake of Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington harshly criticizing the John Paul II National Shrine for allowing President Donald Trump to make a long-planned visit there, Catholics are wondering when the long-expected report about his disgraced predecessor will be released.  “Regular requests made to the #Vatican asking when the #McCarrickReport will be released have gone unanswered,” Rome-based journalist...