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  • Is Trinity Broadcasting Network Doing God’s Will?

    11/18/2012 12:31:13 PM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 105 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | November 18, 2012 | JP
    I’m conflicted about Trinity Broadcast Network, which wrapped up its Fall Praise-A-Thon today. There is no denying that “America’s most-watched faith and family friendly network,” as TBN advertises itself, provides a service to the Christian faithful. I, for one, appreciate the platform it provides for such pastors as Ken Copeland, Charles Stanley, John Hagee, Ed Young Sr., David Jeremiah and Joel Osteen. I also enjoy the praise and worship music it presents from such Christian artists as Chris Tomlin, Paul Baloche, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi and Cindy Cruse Ratcliff. Yet, my soul is troubled by news reports...
  • Court Halts Contraceptive Mandate for Christian Publisher Tyndale

    11/18/2012 9:00:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Sunday, Nov 17, 2012 | Lillian Kwon
    Court Halts Contraceptive Mandate for Christian Publisher Tyndale Sat, Nov. 17, 2012 Posted: 04:34 PM EDT A federal court ruled on Friday in favor of Tyndale House Publishers in a lawsuit against the Obama administration's contraceptive coverage mandate.U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton granted a preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of the mandate – which requires employers to cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs in their employees' health insurance plans – against the Christian publishing company."Although there is arguably a public interest in the uniform application of the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and the contraceptive coverage mandate there is...
  • The Fate Of The Nations...Psalm 9 pt 6

    The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.(Psalm 9 :17-20)Many people miss the full import of the Psalms of the Bible, because they limit their understanding of them to being divine poetry, or as wisdom literature. Some correctly go further and realize that the...
  • The Heathen Have Dug a Pit...Psalm 9 pt 5

    The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. (Psalm 9:14-15)The ninth Psalm is an eschatological revelation. The Psalmist ,by the Holy Spirit celebrates the coming of the LORD . At his Arrival, the united international enemies of Israel fall, they are turned back and routed! They had besieged her in their fury, but God rebukes them,”putting out their name” forever! The LORD comes...
  • Creationism or Evolution?

    11/18/2012 6:18:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 121 replies
    Stay Catholic .Com ^ | 2001 | Sebastian R. Fama
    Creationism or Evolution?by Sebastian R. Fama Is it possible to know that God exists even though we cannot see or touch Him? Well, we believe that radio waves exist and we can’t see or touch them. And we believe it because the evidence allows for no other conclusion. We turn on a television and we see and hear someone who is many miles away. Adjusting the antenna changes the quality of the picture. Disconnect the antenna, and there is no picture. Obviously the television is receiving the pictures and sound from the air. Thus we can know that radio...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [November 18, 2012]

    11/18/2012 5:10:44 AM PST · by Vision · 5 replies
    Winning into Freedom "If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed" —John 8:36 If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t surrender,” or “I can’t be free.” But the spiritual part of our being never says “I can’t”; it simply soaks up everything around it. Our spirit hungers for more and more. It is the way we are built. We are designed with a great capacity for God, but sin, our own individuality, and wrong thinking keep us from getting to Him. God delivers us from sin—...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (11/18/12)[Prayer]

    11/18/2012 4:29:13 AM PST · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 11/18/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New Journey…The Names of God in The Scriptures Yashar...The Upright One Isaiah 26:7 The way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level.
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Nestorianism

    11/18/2012 1:22:29 AM PST · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Celledoor.Com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Nestorianism 1248. Will you explain the teachings of Nestorius? As opposed to the Arians who would not admit that Christ was God, Nestorius insisted that we must adore Christ as God. But in explaining how Christ is God, he fell into error; and as he had become Patriarch of Constantinople in 428 A.D., his very influence demanded immediate decision by the Church. Nestorius said that we must adore Christ as God because God dwelt in Christ. However we could not identify Christ with God, and apart from the indwelling of God within Him, Christ was a merely human Person. There...
  • Veterans Day Parade Plays “Taps” in Front of Planned Parenthood

    11/18/2012 12:32:07 AM PST · by kathsua · 10 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 11/12/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A Veterans Day parade this weekend featured a high school marching band that played the song most known for marking the death of soldiers. Ironically, one pro-life advocate caught the band playing the song as it happened to stop front in front of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic located on the parade route. “Went out to Planned Parenthood to pray,” pro-life advocate Jennie Stone said. “There was a huge Veterans Day parade going on. Hearing “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “My Country Tis of Thee,” and “America the Beautiful” over and over while standing in front of it actually put...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 11-18-12, Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

    11/17/2012 9:27:15 PM PST · by Salvation · 51 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-18-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 18, 2012   Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time   Reading 1 Dn 12:1-3 In those days, I Daniel,heard this word of the Lord:"At that time there shall ariseMichael, the great prince,guardian of your people;it shall be a time unsurpassed in distresssince nations began until that time.At that time your people shall escape,everyone who is found written in the book. "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake;some shall live forever,others shall be an everlasting horror and disgrace. "But the wise shall shine brightlylike the splendor of the firmament,and those who lead the many to...
  • Consider My Trouble...Psalm 9 pt 4

    11/17/2012 7:29:14 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    01-19-12 | Bill Randles
    Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death: That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.(Psalm 9:13-14)Psalm 9 is an eschatological psalm. It describes the coming of the Lord to this earth to deliver a besieged people, Israel, surrounded by menacing enemies on the verge of destroying her. The Psalmist reveals that Israel’s enemies will be routed by the very presence of the Lord, the perousia spoken...
  • When He Makes Inquisition For Blood...Psalm 9 pt 3

    Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings. When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.(Psalm 9:11-12)The message of Psalm 9, is the coming of the Lord. He comes to deliver Israel from the enemies who besiege her in the last days. He comes to Judge the world in righteousness. He comes to put an end to the wanton destruction of the enemy. Here we see another of the reasons the Lord comes again, He comes as the judge to to make inquisition for...
  • If You Seek Me With All Of Your Heart...Psalm 9 pt 2

    11/17/2012 3:48:46 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    The ninth Psalm is eschatological. It is a celebration of the return of King Messiah, whose coming is an intervention, a deliverance of Israel from the amassed nations of the world who have united to destroy her. The psalmist taunts the enemies who have sought Israel’s destruction, O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.(Psalm 9:6)Either this is rendered as ‘Your destructions are over forever!”, or it means “You are eternally destroyed”. Perhaps it is both, for the Coming of the Messiah shall certainly produce both effects;...
  • Just got a call, mother in critical condition. Please pray for us.

    11/17/2012 2:44:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 165 replies
    November 17, 2012 | 2ndDivisionVet
    My mom went in for a check-up and she's not doing well. She is 80 and a two-time cancer survivor. Please pray for her, my family, my sister & her family. Thank you.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    11/17/2012 1:44:10 PM PST · by Irish Rose · 12 replies
    November 17, 2012 | Irish Rose
    Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me. (Psalm 27:7-10)
  • Catholic Word of the Day: TRINITY SUNDAY, 11-17-12

    11/17/2012 12:35:38 PM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-17-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):TRINITY SUNDAY The first Sunday after Pentecost. Its origins go back to the Arian heresy, when an office with canticle, responses, preface, and hymns was composed by the Fathers and recited on Sundays. Bishop Stephen of Ličge (903-20) wrote an office of the Holy Trinity that in some places was recited on the sunday after Pentecost, and elsewhere on the last sunday before Adven. St. Thomas ŕ Becket (1118-70), consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury on the Sunday following Pentecost, obtained for England the privilege of a special feast to honor the Trinity on that day. Pope John...
  • The Shroud of Turin The Holographic Experience (1 Minute Amazing Video)

    11/17/2012 11:28:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    Shroud 3D.com ^ | Dr. Petrus Soons
    This website summarizes work connected with digitizing Shroud photographs taken by Giuseppe Enrie in 1931, enhancing the digitized images to improve details, translating the enhanced images “gray scale data into depth data”, generating a sequence of up to 625 images of each of these, and combining these images with a Holoprinter to produce holograms (3D images) of the Shroud. It also summarizes my study of these holograms and discovery of heretofore unseen details, which confirm many previous findings and reveal some suprises.
  • Amid the Ashes, a Statue of Mary Stands as a Symbol of Survival

    11/17/2012 11:04:40 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/16/12 | Samuel G. Freedman
    Where the McNulty home once stood on the corner of Oceanside and Gotham, a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean on the spit of land in Queens called Breezy Point, there now remains a charred, twisted ruin. Flooding and fire have left behind nothing but the foundation. Within it are strewed a dislodged bathtub, an air-conditioner casing battered into a helix shape, a mailbox coated with ashes. As if all that loss were not loss enough, the storm spared a few tormenting reminders of life before its arrival. In the scorched shell of a cedar closet, screen windows stand neatly...
  • World Called on to Act Against 'Genocide' of Nigeria's Christians

    11/17/2012 7:29:23 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    Christian Post Reporter ^ | November 16, 2012| | Nicola Menzie
    After meeting with the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S. this week, the Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) is calling on the international community to pressure governments and those in authority to have Boko Haram declared a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) – as the militants have been blamed for hundreds of civilian deaths since it started waging Jihad in 2009. ...The U.S. State Department in June announced that some of Boko Haram's leaders and affiliates have been classified as "Specially Designated Global Terrorists", with two individuals said to have ties to al Qaida. On Thursday, Ambassador Adefuye expressed solidarity with the...
  • The Upside-Down World of Catholic Higher Education (dissident theologians on campus)

    11/17/2012 7:10:24 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 16, 2012 | Anne Hendershott
    In an ideal Catholic world, if a Catholic theologian promoted a woman’s right to choose abortion and encouraged access to same-sex marriage, while also comparing the sacrifice of the Mass to an act of homosexual intercourse, the work of that theologian would be marginalized. But, in the upside-down world of Catholic higher education in 2012, such dissidence is applauded. Case in point: Tina Beattie, the British theologian whose book, God’s Mother, Eve’s Advocate: A Gynocentric Refiguration of Marian Symbolism in Engagement with Luce Irigaray, promotes such heresy, has been honored as a visionary on Catholic campuses here and abroad.  ...