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  • The Puzzle of Religious Liberty

    01/16/2013 3:29:31 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 15, 2013 | Benjamin Wiker
    A Most Puzzling Puzzler I invite the reader to think through an interesting and very serious conundrum. Many of us are rightly alarmed at ever-bolder attempts by our increasingly secular state to violate the religious liberty of its citizens. To ward off such violations, we embrace the relevant part of the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof …”  We therefore invoke the so-called “Free Exercise Clause” as a shield to impede attempts by the state to control or prohibit the free exercise of our religious convictions (and...
  • What are you going to believe, your eyes or your ears?

    01/16/2013 3:12:52 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 15, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have found myself in recent years insisting that people believe their ears and not their eyes.Now our flesh demands to see by its own unregenerate power, only then will the flesh say it believes. But the truth is, our flesh does not often believe even when it sees. We usually figure, “they have some way of doing that” or perhaps we’ll say, “This is a trick, an illusion.” And illusionist can do some pretty amazing stuff! (See the video below).But the Scriptures are clear to say that Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God (Rom...
  • DENTIST FROM COLOMBIA SAW SIN OF ABORTION DURING AFTERLIFE JOURNEY TO NETHERWORLD

    01/16/2013 11:42:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 21 replies
    SpiritDaily.com ^ | not given | SpiritDaily.com
    DENTIST FROM COLOMBIA SAW SIN OF ABORTION DURING AFTERLIFE JOURNEY TO NETHERWORLDHow can it be -- that in a great nation, in a nation "under God," there is abortion?How can it be? How can it be that we poison babies, that we scald them, that we puncture them, that we discard them in large alley trash bins?How can it be that every year we slay more than a million in the womb -- this nation that invented the polio vaccine, that devised countless medical technologies to save lives, including those of infants; how can it be rational to also be...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/16/2013 10:05:17 AM PST · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    1/16/13 | Hiskid
    For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4)
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RUBRICS, 01-16-13

    01/16/2013 9:23:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Catholic Reference.net ^ | 01-16-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RUBRICS Originally red titles of law announcements. They are the directive precepts or liturgical provisions found in the Missal, including the Sacramentary and lectionary, and in the ritual, to guide bishops, priests, or deacons in the Eucharistic liturgy, the administration of sacraments and sacramentals, and the preaching of the Word of God. Rubrics are printed in red and are either obligatory or merely directive, as the context makes amply clear. (Etym. Latin rubrica, red earth; title of law written in red; hence law instruction.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic...
  • Churches 'Could be Sued for Refusing to Agree to Gay Marriages'

    01/16/2013 9:15:45 AM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/15/13 | Telegraph Reporters
    The Prime Ministers plans for gay marriage could leave churches facing legal action unless they agree to same-sex unions, it emerged today.Legal advice reportedly sent to David Cameron warns that church could be sued under human rights legislation if they refuse to allow the services to proceed. Exemption granted to the Church of England by the Coalition Bill to prevent it having to conduct gay marriages is eminently challenge-able in the European Court of Human Rights. It also warns that the Government's insistence that protections put in place for other religious groups who don't want to marry homosexuals could be...
  • Polish Inmates Paint Religious Art to Pass Time

    01/16/2013 9:10:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/15/13
    Inmates in eastern Poland are learning to paint religious iconography, as part of a scheme aimed at engaging their talents.
  • Israel Museum to Exhibit Reconstructed Tomb in World's First Exhibition on Biblical King Herod

    01/16/2013 9:00:56 AM PST · by marshmallow
    Fox News ^ | 1/16/13 | AP
    JERUSALEM Israel's national museum said Tuesday it will open what it calls the world's first exhibition devoted to the architectural legacy of biblical King Herod, the Jewish proxy monarch who ruled Jerusalem and the Holy Land under Roman occupation two millennia ago.
  • Pope: Everyone, Even Atheists, Want to See the Face of God

    01/16/2013 8:57:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1,224 replies
    Asia News ^ | 1/16/13
    General audience, Benedict XVI defines the Incarnation as "something unimaginable, the face of God can be seen, the process that began with Abraham is fulfilled." The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, he asks "for the great gift" to "proclaim together that Jesus is the Savior of the world."Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The desire to know the face of God is in every man, even the atheists," but this desire is only realized by following Christ, in whom, in the Incarnation, "something unimaginable took place, the journey that began with Abraham is fulfilled. He is the Son, the fullness of...
  • Is Scientology Self-Destructing?

    01/16/2013 7:39:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 01/16/2013 | Alex Klein
    Scientology leader David Miscavige has been trumpeting his church's milestone year, but the mysterious religion is alienating scores of its most faithful followers with what they call a real estate scam. With anger mounting and defectors fleeing, this may be more than a fleeting crisis; it may be a symptom of an institution in decline. It's cold in Buffalo, and signs of the housing recovery are hard to see. Take the long walk down Main Street and you'll pass foreclosed homes, a shuttered hospice, and more than a few yellowing FOR SALE signs. But make it downtown, and you'll see...
  • Panetta to Pope Benedict: Pray for me

    01/16/2013 6:34:45 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16, 2013 | Craig Whitlock
    VATICAN CITY – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta took a break Wednesday from war planning and leading the world’s most powerful military to pay his respects to Pope Benedict XVI, a champion of peace.Panetta, a devout Catholic who proudly wears his Italian American heritage on his sleeve, was beaming as he sat in a front row reserved for VIPs during the pope’s weekly general audience in a Vatican auditorium. After listening to a papal address in several languages, Panetta and three of his military aides — along with dozens of other Catholics — lined up to meet Benedict and receive...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/16/13)[Prayer]

    01/16/2013 5:00:44 AM PST · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/16/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures Merciful GodJeremiah 3:12 "Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say: 'Return, backsliding Israel,' says the LORD; 'I will not cause My anger to fall on you. For I am merciful,' says the LORD; 'I will not remain angry forever.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 16, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/16/2013 4:45:59 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/16/13 | Joel Osteen
    Ultimate Victory Today's Scripture I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer...for I have overcome the world. (John 16:33, AMP) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria When trials and challenges come, its easy to feel overwhelmed or discouraged. You may feel lost or uncertain about the future. Thats when we need to turn our hearts and minds to God because He has promised that no matter what we face, we can have His...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 16, 2013]

    01/16/2013 4:45:00 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    The Voice of the Nature of God "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Isaiah 6:8 When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression of the nature of the One who calls, and we can only recognize the call if that same nature is in us....
  • Book reveals Tom Cruise's Scientology mission: Defeat the aliens

    01/16/2013 2:01:51 AM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Examiner ^ | 13 January 2013 | Michael Santo
    ..The new book, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief," describes Tom Cruise's life in Scientology. Much of it is probably obvious to people with knowledge of the controversial organization: Cruise has signed a billion year contract with Scientology, and like all members, has the ultimate goal of protecting humanity from aliens living in our bodies, aliens who are bent on destroying us and Earth. It's all good, though: Scientology and its practices gives Cruise the ability to "go clear," which means he will be "free of the influence of engrams, unwanted emotions or painful traumas not readily...
  • Accepting Evangelicals the new evangelicals who back same sex marriage

    01/15/2013 11:10:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lsn ^ | 1.16.2013 | Peter Saunders
    With the government set to debate gay marriage, I am constantly asked on social media why I cannot, like other more loving and tolerant Christians, accept same sex marriage as an expression of love and commitment between two people of the same sex. Several people have referred me to an article in the Independent last week titled Happy and Clappy and out of the closet: Evangelicals who say gay is OK. The implication is that if some evangelicals are welcoming same sex marriage then evangelicalism per se should not be a barrier to others moving in the same direction. Many...
  • FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS [Catholic Caucus/Prayer]

    01/15/2013 9:07:25 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    Catholic-Forum.com ^ | not given | Catholic-forum.com
    FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS A group of saints invoked with special confidence because they have proven themselves efficacious helpers in adversity and difficulties, known and venerated under the name Fourteen Holy Helpers. Though each has a seperate feast or memorial day, the group was collectively venerated on 8 August. However, this feast was dropped and suppressed in the 1969 reform of the calendar. They are invoked as a group because of the Black Plague which devastated Europe from 1346 to 1349. Among its symptoms were the tongue turning black, a parched throat, violent headache, fever, and boils on the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-16-13

    01/15/2013 8:01:11 PM PST · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-16-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 16, 2013 Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 2:14-18 Since the children share in blood and Flesh,Jesus likewise shared in them,that through death he might destroy the onewho has the power of death, that is, the Devil,and free those who through fear of deathhad been subject to slavery all their life.Surely he did not help angelsbut rather the descendants of Abraham;therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before Godto expiate the sins of the...
  • Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #5 - Do you Love Christ and eagerly await His Return?

    01/15/2013 7:24:14 PM PST · by xzins · 18 replies
    S04J ^ | John MacArthur
    11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #5 - Do you Love Christ and eagerly await His Return? SO4J ^ | John MacArthur Posted on 01/07/2013 6:02:58 AM PST by xzins Test #1 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #1 - Do you enjoy Fellowship with God and Christ? Test #2 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #2 - Are you Sensitive to Sin in your Life? Test #3 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine Salvation: Test #3 - Do You Obey God's Word? Test #4 of Series: 11 Biblical Tests of Genuine...
  • Sweeping new abortion bill in New York: It defies common sense

    01/15/2013 5:20:36 PM PST · by wonkowasright · 19 replies
    Patheos ^ | 1/15/2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Last week, Cardinal Timothy Dolan raised his objections to proposed abortion legislation in New York. Now the state Catholic Conference has issued a point-by-point memo that makes clear how extreme Governor Andrew Cuomos proposal really is. The memo below comes from the conference website.
  • The Days Of Noah (1) ...Genesis 6 pt 1

    01/15/2013 5:17:44 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 28 replies
    01-15-13 | Bill Randles
    And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.(Genesis 6:1-3)And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they...
  • Hate Crime Stats Deflate 'Islamophobia' Myth

    01/15/2013 10:22:29 AM PST · by forty_years · 5 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | January 11, 2013 | David J. Rusin
    A detailed analysis of FBI statistics covering ten full calendar years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks reveals that, on a per capita basis, American Muslims, contrary to spin, have been subjected to hate crimes less often than other prominent minorities. From 2002 to 2011, Muslims are estimated to have suffered hate crimes at a frequency of 6.0 incidents per 100,000 per year 10 percent lower than blacks (6.7), 48 percent lower than homosexuals and bisexuals (11.5), and 59 percent lower than Jews (14.8). Americans should keep these numbers in mind whenever Islamists attempt to silence critics by invoking Muslim...
  • European Court Rejects Three UK Faith Bias Complaints [Upholds a Fourth]

    01/15/2013 9:53:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Claire Davenport
    (Reuters) - Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that equality laws and safety concerns trumped religious freedom in three cases where British Christians were sacked or sanctioned for expressing their beliefs at work. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled employers did not violate the religious rights of a registrar who refused to officiate for civil partnerships of same-sex couples and a counselor deemed unwilling to offer sex therapy for gays. It also turned down an appeal by a nurse whose hospital barred her from wearing a cross around her neck. In the fourth case in the...
  • The War We Are In

    01/15/2013 9:28:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 1/14/13 | Christopher Manion
    These are not the best of times. In fact, some folks say that the Catholic Church in the United States confronts today the greatest challenge in its history. Things were already tough before the November elections, but now theyre in the tank. The good news is that, this year, Catholic bishops were united as never before in defending the Churchs First Amendment right of religious freedom; the bad news is that, if the election results are to be viewed as a referendum on that issue, we lost. Win or lose, its certainly time for some prayerful introspection. The battle over...
  • God is Alive and Well (For Those Wondering)

    01/15/2013 9:03:25 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 2 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 15, 2012 | JP
    God bless Frank Newport. The Gallup Polls editor-in-chief is author of the recently published book, God is Alive and Well: The Future of Religion in America. It punctures the myth that the ranks of the nations non-religious are growing by leaps and bounds. The myth has gained currency in the mainstream media, thanks to a dishonest poll published this past fall by the left-leaning Pew Research Centers Forum on Religion & Public Life. By playing fast and loose with polling data, and by employing semantic gymnastics, Pew was able to make the dubious claim that 20 percent of Americans do...
  • Vatican Article Likens Gay Marriage to Communism

    01/15/2013 8:22:47 AM PST · by marshmallow · 134 replies
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 1/14/13 | Joel Connolly
    The Vatican has taken multiple blasts at same-sex marriage in the last month, just as it is on the way to becoming legal in Britain and France, and as a poll by an evangelical-backed organization finds opposition in the United States on the wane. A front-page article in LOsservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, likens marriage equality to 20th-century communism, reports the Religion News Service, saying it is equal to the egalitarian utopia that did so much damage during the 20th Century . . . deceiving humanity as socialism did in the past. The Vatican blast follows a Christmas season message...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    01/15/2013 8:01:27 AM PST · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    1/15/13 | Hiskid
  • Catholic Word of the Day: HUMANITARIANISM, 01-15-13

    01/15/2013 7:51:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-15-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):HUMANITARIANISM An ethical system that places temporal welfare of the human race as an exclusive goal of human effort and basic standard of conduct. It makes the personal and social good of human beings the primary object of human existence and subordinates, if it even considers, the worship of God to the interests of human beings. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook: The intellectual and emotional emptiness at the heart of atheism

    01/15/2013 7:32:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2013 | Dennis Prager
    Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheisms response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. What prompted Susan Jacoby to write her piece was a colleague telling her that atheism has nothing to offer when people are suffering. She wrote the piece, The Blessings of Atheism (It is Here and It is Now! screams the subhead), to prove her colleague wrong by offering a consoling atheist alternative to religions consoling belief in an afterlife. Atheists cannot believe that there is any...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/15/13)[Prayer]

    01/15/2013 4:52:29 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/15/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyThe Names of God in The Scriptures PurifierMalachai 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness.
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 15, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/15/2013 4:41:50 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/15/13 | Joel Osteen
    True Comfort Today's Scripture As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you... (Isaiah 66:13, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes when people face challenges, their natural tendency is to seek comfort in things that are familiar. It may be work, an activity or relationships; and of course, we all know about comfort food. But, those things only bring temporary comfort. True comfort is only found in a relationship with Jesus. According to Websters dictionary, comfort means to give strength and hope; to ease grief or trouble. No matter what difficulty you may be facing...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 15, 2013]

    01/15/2013 4:40:57 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    Do You Walk In White? "We were buried with Him . . . that just as Christ was raised from the dead . . . even so we also should walk in newness of life" —Romans 6:4 No one experiences complete sanctification without going through a “white funeral”-the burial of the old life. If there has never been this crucial moment of change through death, sanctification will never be more than an elusive dream. There must be a “white funeral,” a death with only one resurrection-a resurrection into the life of Jesus Christ. Nothing can defeat a life like...
  • Pakistan: Sectarian Killings Of Minority Shias Escalating

    01/15/2013 1:08:48 AM PST · by Cronos · 1 replies
    IB Times ^ | 6 Jan 2012 | Palash Ghosh
    Deadly attacks on Shia communities across Pakistan are escalating, said Brad Adams, the Asia director for New York-based Human Rights Watch. The [Pakistani] governments persistent failure to apprehend attackers or prosecute suggests that it is indifferent to this carnage. The carnage against Shias has surged in recent years at least 320 people have been killed in sectarian violence in Pakistan thus far this year alone, with one-third of the murders taking place in Balochistan province, where the Hazara ethnic group is concentrated. On the first day of September in two different attacks, a total of eight Hazara were shot...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-15-13

    01/14/2013 8:06:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-15-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 15, 2013 Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 2:5-12 It was not to angels that God subjected the world to come,of which we are speaking.Instead, someone has testified somewhere: What is man that you are mindful of him,or the son of man that you care for him?You made him for a little while lower than the angels;you crowned him with glory and honor,subjecting all things under his feet. In subjecting all things to him,he left nothing not subject to him.Yet at present we do not see all things subject to him, but...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 13th, 2013 (Dispensational Caucus)

    01/14/2013 3:00:20 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 133, 2013 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - January 13th, 2013 Pastor JD conducts a forensic investigation of history and prophecy proving that the "so-called" Palestinians never occupied the land belonging to Israel.
  • Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

    01/14/2013 11:17:16 AM PST · by diamond6 · 12 replies
    How To Participate: 5 Ways 5 Ways to Participate: 1) Monthly Holy Hour 2) Daily Rosary 3) Prayers of the Faithful 4) Fasting & Abstinence 5) Fortnight for Freedom 2013
  • Perpetual Novena for the Nation (Ecumenical)

    01/14/2013 9:41:31 AM PST · by Mad Dawg · 61 replies
    today | Mad Dawg
    Back in September I took the liberty of starting a thread inviting all to pray for the election. Well, that didn't work out so well, maybe. But I am am still asking us to consider ADDING something to our daily prayers. I know you all are busy and I suspect many of you spend a good deal of time in prayer anyway. I do not seek to bind burdens on anyone's back. Though prayer sometimes involves teeth-gritting, that should not be the main theme! The main themes should always be hope, joy, and gratitude, IMHO. But the prayer of a...
  • Russian Orthodox Urge Kremlin Restraint in New Law Punishing Religious Offences

    01/14/2013 9:38:38 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/13
    Patriarch Kirill, the head of Russias Orthodox church and a long-term ally of President Vladimir Putin, on Sunday urged the Kremlin to be moderate in new legislation seeking stricter punishment for religious offences. The pro-Kremlin United Russia party proposed the law introducing prison terms for religious offences after a protest against Putins increasingly close ties with the Church by punk band Pussy Riot in Moscows main cathedral last year. Two members of the band were jailed for the protest.
  • Cameron, Like Henry VIII, Will Have to Face the Martyrs

    01/14/2013 9:21:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/14/13 | Cristina Odone
    The Prime Minister has been warned that he risks opening the door to the persecution of Catholics, writes Cristina OdoneThe pink complexion of the sportsman, the jowls of the bon viveur and an inscrutable gaze that only Hilary Mantel could decipher: Henry VIII and David Cameron have much in common. More than 1,000 Catholic clerics bishops, priests, abbots agree. They wrote to this newspaper on Saturday to warn the Prime Minister that he risked copying Henrys example: by tampering with marriage he would open the door to the persecution of Catholics. Once gay marriage is legal, secularists can...
  • 4 Women Strip, Protest Vatican Gay Marriage Stance

    01/14/2013 9:11:20 AM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/13 | AP
    <p>VATICAN CITY (AP) Four women have gone topless in St. Peter's Square to protest the Vatican's opposition to gay marriage.</p> <p>Police quickly took the women away Sunday, and the pope appeared not to have been disturbed as he delivered his traditional prayer from his studio window overlooking the piazza.</p>
  • Catholic Word of the Day: SEPTUAGINT, 01-14-13

    01/14/2013 8:06:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-14-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):SEPTUAGINT The most important translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into Greek. As the story goes, the Egyptian king, Ptolemy II (309-246 B.C.), sought a copy of Jewish law for his library. Eleazer, the Jewish high priest, sent six scholars from each of the Twelve Tribes to Alexandria to work on the translation. Because of the number of the scholars involved, their joint co-operative production was called the Septuagint, abbreviated LXX. The early Christians used the Septuagint as a basis for their belief in Jesus as the Messiah. As time went on, it steadily became a...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (1/14/13)[Prayer]

    01/14/2013 5:01:49 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 1/14/13 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem HusbandHosea 2:16 "And it shall be, in that day," Says the LORD, That you will call Me 'My Husband,' And no longer call Me 'My Master,'
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - January 14, 2013 [Devotional]

    01/14/2013 4:31:07 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 1/14/13 | Joel Osteen
    Your Ever-Present Help Today's Scripture God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1, NIV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria God is always with you. That means He is present at all times, continually, perpetually, throughout all time. In your day of trouble, He promises to be a help to you. How is He your help? Help means something different to each person. Thats because help is specific to your need. If you need money to pay your bills, a chocolate cake isnt going to be much help! But we serve a God who...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [January 14, 2013]

    01/14/2013 4:29:27 AM PST · by Vision · 4 replies
    Called By God "I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ’Here am I! Send me’" —Isaiah 6:8 God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “. . . who will go for Us?” The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). That...
  • The Rapture Will Not Occur Until the Saints Have Gone Through the Tribulation (vanity)

    01/13/2013 9:28:12 PM PST · by madison10 · 206 replies
    My Bible | 01/13/13 | Maddie10
    I cannot believe I never caught this before as I've been reading the Bible most of my life and have been listening to evangelists, preachers, etc for almost as long. (50+ years) I started reading in the Song of Solomon last night, but ended up in the Book of Revelation. Here's the quote from Revelation, Chapter 14:9A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, 10 he, too, will drink of the wine of Gods fury, which has been...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 01-14-13

    01/13/2013 8:00:27 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-14-13 | Revised New American Bible
    January 14, 2013 Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Heb 1:1-6 Brothers and sisters:In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these last days, he spoke to us through the Son, whom he made heir of all things and through whom he created the universe, who is the refulgence of his glory, the very imprint of his being,and who sustains all things by his mighty word.When he had accomplished purification from sins,he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,as far...
  • What You [Catholics] Need to Know: Just War [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]

    01/13/2013 6:56:19 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | not available | CatholicCulture.org
    What You Need to Know Just War The Catholic tradition includes a highly-developed theory concerning the conditions for just war which should inform our judgements about war in our own time. However, to adequately consider just war theory, it is necessary first to remove the discussion from the passions surrounding any particular war. For this reason, we begin with Bishop Fulton Sheen's popular consideration of the principles of just war from what now seems like another era, the 1940's. This fairly represents the state of the question prior to any recent conflicts. Next we turn to a more academic presentation...
  • Pope attacks human rights culture

    01/13/2013 5:20:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1-7-13 | John Bingham
    Far from protecting hard-fought freedoms, modern human rights culture is being used to suppress liberty of conscience and restrain Christianity, he said. In one of his biggest addresses of the year, Benedict XVI said a false concept of human rights had gripped the western world. As a result, he said, religion is being marginalised and symbols of faith, such as the cross, are being treated with growing hostility. He also singled out how, he said, some charities and schools are limiting the freedom of Christians to practise or express their faith and spoke of the need for conscientious objectors who...
  • Following the Truth: Worrying About Finances? Heres A Message From Jesus

    01/13/2013 4:47:52 PM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    FolloeingtheTruth.com ^ | 01-04-13 | Gary Zimak
    Worrying About Finances? Heres A Message From JesusJan 4th, 2013 by Gary ZimakAs the author of a book on anxiety, I do a lot of speaking about the topic. As a result, Ive met many people who are worried about lots of things. Somewhere near the top of the list are those who are struggling financially. Many people dont know how they will pay their rent, buy food or pay their bills. Jesus has a clear message about this matter. It has nothing to do with financial irresponsibility or burying ones head in the sand. Rather, its a reminder that...
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    01/13/2013 3:16:09 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 17 replies
    1-13-13 | Kitty Mittens
    Job 23:14 He will Perform that which is Appointed for me, And Many Such Things are with Him.