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  • Lost Tribe of Israel Will Return To Zion After Unanimous Vote By Government in Jerusalem

    11/12/2012 7:27:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    NY Sun ^ | 11/12/2012 | MICHAEL FREUND, Special to the Sun
    Israel’s government has passed a historic decision, one that paves the way for the return of a Lost Tribe of Israel to Zion. Resolution 5180, which on October 24 received unanimous ministerial approval, will allow 275 members of the Bnei Menashe community of northeastern India to make aliya. Coming at a time of increasing uncertainty for the Jewish state, this development should infuse us all with some much-needed optimism regarding the future. [The discovery of traces of the tribe was first reported in America by The New York Sun, whose columnist, Hillel Halkin, told their story in the book “Across...
  • African Leaders Warn Welby: Anglican Church is ‘Fractured’

    11/12/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11/9/12 | John Bingham
    The new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is taking over a Church in “spiritual and institutional crisis” leaders representing 31 million African Christians warned tonight.A group of Bishops and senior clerics from Nigeria and Kenya issued a call for the Archbishop of Canterbury effectively to be replaced as leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion by an elected chairman. Meanwhile the Anglican church in Uganda offered Bishop Welby its support but warned the Church is “fractured” over questions such as homosexuality and the interpretation of the Bible. The remarks come following a meeting of Anglican leaders from around the world in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/12/12)[Prayer]

    11/12/2012 4:51:19 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/12/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures God is My Salvation...Isaiah 12:2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - November 12, 2012 [Devotional]

    11/12/2012 4:42:49 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 11/12/12 | Joel Osteen
    Say “Yes” to His Yes! Today's Scripture “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20, NKJV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When God laid out the plan for your life, He lined up the right people, the right breaks and the right open doors. In other words, He already had your “yeses” planned out — Yes, you can accomplish your dreams. Yes, you can overcome that obstacle. Yes, your children can fulfill their destiny. Yes you can succeed. YES is in your...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 12, 2012]

    11/12/2012 4:41:45 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Changed Life "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" —2 Corinthians 5:17 What understanding do you have of the salvation of your soul? The work of salvation means that in your real life things are dramatically changed. You no longer look at things in the same way. Your desires are new and the old things have lost their power to attract you. One of the tests for determining if the work of salvation in your life is genuine is— has God changed the things...
  • Prophecy Update - November 11th, 2012 (Dispensational Caucus)

    11/12/2012 4:29:50 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 11, 2012 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Prophecy Update - November 11th, 2012 Pastor JD takes a reasoned approach to the election results from a Biblical perspective.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-12-12, M, St. Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

    11/11/2012 7:48:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-12-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 12, 2012 Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr   Reading 1 Ti 1:1-9 Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus Christfor the sake of the faith of God's chosen onesand the recognition of religious truth,in the hope of eternal lifethat God, who does not lie, promised before time began,who indeed at the proper time revealed his wordin the proclamation with which I was entrustedby the command of God our savior,to Titus, my true child in our common faith:grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our savior. For this reason I left you in...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    11/11/2012 5:38:43 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 11 replies
    11-11-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Jeremiah 20:11,12 The Lord Stands Beside me like a Great Warrior, And Before Him, the Mighty, Awesome One, my Persecutors shall Stumble. They cannot Defeat me; they shall be Shamed and thoroughly Humiliated, And they shall have a Stigma upon them Forever. O Lord of Hosts, Who Knows those that are Righteous, And Examines the Deepest Thoughts of Hearts and Minds, Let me See Your Vengeance upon them. For I have Committed my Cause to you. Therefore, I will Sing Out in Thanksgiving to the Lord. Praise Him! For He Rescues the Life of the Needy from the Hands...
  • St. Martin of Tours and the Search for Holiness

    11/11/2012 5:11:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    InsightScroop.com ^ | 11-2012 | Régine Pernoud
    St. Martin of Tours and the Search for Holiness Saint Martin and the Search for Holiness | Régine Pernoud | Prologue to Martin of ToursNovember 11 is now a red-letter day on the French civil calendar: in 1918 that date marked the end of the slaughter that was the First World War. But even before France was called France, that date, the eleventh of November, had been a date on the calendar used throughout Christendom because it commemorated the burial at Tours of the amazing individual whom we call Saint Martin. He was an amazing and even a paradoxical man:...
  • CHRISTIAN PASTOR: THE CHURCH IS HOPELESSLY ANTI-SEMITIC

    11/11/2012 3:12:55 PM PST · by TaraP · 66 replies
    Israel Today ^ | Nov 9th, 2012
    At an interfaith conference bringing together Jewish leaders and Protestant Christian pastors outside Jerusalem this week, several of the Christian representatives painted a very worrying picture about the future of relations between Israel and the mainstream Church. While an estimated tens of millions of individual Christians around the world love and support the Jewish state, many of the mainline Protestant churches have been actively boycotting Israel, encouraging pro-Palestinian activism and demanding that Western governments stop sending aid to Jerusalem. One of the main Christian representatives at the conference was Rev. Paul Wilkinson, associate minister at Hazel Grove Full Gospel Church...
  • Apocalypse Then? Six False Prophecies of the End Times

    11/11/2012 2:14:59 PM PST · by NYer · 33 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | November 9, 2012 | Stephen Beale
    In case you haven’t heard, the world is supposed to end at midnight on December 21—this year.At least, that’s according to some popularized interpretations of what the Mayans said. But predictions of the end times are hardly a new or unusual thing. For Christians, prophecies of an imminent apocalypse are just about as old as the Church itself. Those predicting the end were an eclectic lot, with wild ideas and strange teachings. They include an antipope, a saint who rode the devil like a donkey, and cultish charismatics who dressed like harlots. Some were inspired by their false interpretations...
  • Pastor's Corner: Citizens under a non-Christian king [No Bible promise of religious liberty]

    11/11/2012 1:49:35 PM PST · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    Newnan (Georgia) Times Herald.com ^ | Nov. 10, 2012 | Daniel Ausbun
    By DANIEL AUSBUN First Baptist Church, Moreland On Tuesday Americans elected a “Christian” President. The vote was between a fifth generation Mormon and a religious pluralist. Mitt Romney’s great-great grandfather was a member of the Latter-day Saints’ early church. Mormons believe Joseph Smith received revelations from God in western New York beginning in the 1820s. Mormon teachings add to God’s Word, which is prohibited in Revelation 22:18. Barack Obama is a Christian by choice. He was baptized as an adult in 1988. Obama believes Christianity is one of many paths to God. As if we’re all traveling up a mountain...
  • The Uniqueness of Christianity: 12 Objections Answered

    11/11/2012 12:59:52 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | November 10, 2012 | Peter Kreeft
    Ronald Knox once quipped that “the study of comparative religions is the best way to become comparatively religious.” The reason, as G. K. Chesterton says, is that, according to most “scholars” of comparative religion, “Christianity and Buddhism are very much alike, especially Buddhism.”But any Christian who does apologetics must think about comparative religions because the most popular of all objections against the claims of Christianity today comes from this field. The objection is not that Christianity is not true but that it is not the truth; not that it is a false religion but that it is only a religion....
  • Vatican vows to fight gay marriage after gains in U.S., Europe

    11/11/2012 12:30:05 PM PST · by NYer · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2012 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Vatican, reacting to strong gains for gay marriage in the United States and Europe, on Saturday pledged never to stop fighting attempts to "erase" the privileged role of heterosexual marriage, which it called it "an achievement of civilisation". For the second consecutive day, Vatican media weighed in with forceful editorials restating the Roman Catholic Church's unequivocal opposition."It is clear that in Western countries there is a widespread tendency to modify the classic vision of marriage between a man and woman, or rather to try to give it up, erasing its specific and privileged...
  • Church Demolished: Russia's Fading Religious Freedom

    11/11/2012 10:44:30 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    The Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | November 09, 2012 | George Thomas
    MOSCOW -- A recent nighttime raid and destruction of an evangelical church outside Moscow raised concerns that religious freedom is fading in Russia. That's because police simply watched as dozens of men with heavy machinery demolished the Holy Trinity Pentecostal congregation. Some fear its part of a threatening pattern against Russia's evangelical Christians. Authorities Raid Church Sveta Romanyuk finds it difficult to talk about what happened the night of Sept. 6, 2012. "What they did was not right. We didn't even have time to save the Bibles," she said. On a recent morning on the edge of Moscow, 12-year-old Sveta...
  • Everythings Going According To Plan!...a sabbath meditation

    11/11/2012 7:40:38 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 11-10-12 | Bill Randles
    Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.( Matthew 11:20-22)Jesus at this point in the gospel, was already being rejected in the very towns and villages where he had done his...
  • Vatican Digs in After Gay Marriage Advances

    11/11/2012 6:16:42 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 11/10/11 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. In a front-page article in Saturday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See sought to frame itself as the lone voice of courage in opposing initiatives to give same-sex couples legal recognition. In a separate Vatican Radio editorial, the pope's spokesman asked sarcastically why gay marriage proponents don't now push for legal recognition for polygamous couples as well. Catholic teaching holds...
  • Repenting On Behalf Of Our Country?

    11/11/2012 6:10:48 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 30 replies
    GracethruFaith.com ^ | November 10, 2012 | Jack Kelley
    Now the glory of the God of Israel went up from above the cherubim, where it had been, and moved to the threshold of the temple. Then the Lord called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.” As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. Slaughter old men,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(11/11/12)[Prayer]

    11/11/2012 5:37:44 AM PST · by left that other site · 22 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/11/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Sar Shalom...The Prince of PeaceIsaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace
  • Here's the lesson from the election, folks

    11/11/2012 5:16:07 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 11/7/12 | Matthew Warner
    If you're discouraged or think the world is upside down, I have something for you. Guess what, regardless of who won the election, today we still have millions of babies being aborted every year. We still have 50% of marriages ending in divorce. We still have a supposedly Christian culture that has separated sex from marriage from procreation. We still have many Americans who are more likely to vote based upon peer pressure, or how nice somebody is, or their own self-interest, or by what the media told them, or by what's socially easy than they are to vote based...