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  • Islam is an Anti-religion? [Satan's Battle Plan to Defeat Christianity]

    07/22/2017 2:28:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Nonie Darwish gives a westernized definition of "religion" in her polemic against Islam, "Cruel and Usual Punishment", as follows: 1) a religion must be a personal choice; 2) no religion should kill those who leave it; 3) a religion must never order the killing and subjugation of those who do not choose to be its members; 4) a religion must abide by basic human rights. For the last 70 years, the west has been ostensibly tolerant of individual freedom of conscience and human life (note: the exceptions being abortion, euthanasia, Socialism, etc.) Accepting this definition leads one to conclude that...
  • Which Jesus Do You Follow?

    07/18/2017 7:28:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 43 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/18/17 | Gary
    The Bible repeatedly states that simple belief in Christ is sufficient for salvation because Christ satisfied all the necessary requirements through His atoning sacrifice.  Through faith in Him we have entered into a permanent Sabbath and have rested from our works (Hebrews 3-4). Though it is through faith alone in Christ alone that we are reconciled to God, we have to be very careful to recognize the Christ to whom we refer.  There are many people named Jesus and many who have been called Christ, but there is only one Jesus Christ with the power to save you.  Many who...
  • INC buys another US town

    07/16/2017 5:15:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Philippine Star ^ | July 17, 2017 | Edu Punay
    MANILA, Philippines - The expansion of the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) continues in the United States with the acquisition of a second town: the long-abandoned Johnsonville in Connecticut, reportedly for $1.85 million. Glicerio Santos Jr., general auditor of the INC, announced over the weekend that their church acquired Johnsonville as part of its aggressive expansion in the US. Reports said the seller of Johnsonville was the Meyer Jabara Hotels, which bought the property for $2.5 million in 2001. Reports also said the sale of the property was quick; emissaries first visited Johnsonville only in late June. The INC earlier acquired...
  • House Rejects Proposal Identifying “Islamic Religious Doctrines”

    07/15/2017 1:46:38 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 14th 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Choosing denial and willful ignorance instead of knowledge of the motivating ideology of the jihadis who have vowed to destroy us. That’s just asking to be defeated. “If you have an amendment that says we’re going to study one religion and only one, we’re going to look at their leaders and put them on a list — only them — and you are going to talk about what’s orthodox practice and what’s unorthodox, then you are putting extra scrutiny on that religion,” said Muslim Brotherhood-linked Rep. Keith Ellison. Yes, you are. And there is a reason for that: 30,000 jihad...
  • Praying for the President: Evangelical pastor shares image of prayer circle laying their hands...

    07/12/2017 2:19:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2017 | Chris Pleasance
    This is the moment evangelical leaders laid their hands on Donald Trump's back as they prayed over him in the Oval Office. Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence can be seen closing their eyes and bowing their heads in the solemn moment. The group were invited to pray with Trump during a meeting with members of The Office of Public Liaison. Others pictured included Jack Graham, the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, and...
  • Frum (Religious) Mom of 6 Thrown in Jail

    07/11/2017 1:31:57 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 16 replies
    COLLive.com - Chabad Online ^ | 7/11/17 | COL Staff
    An Orthodox Jewish mother of six who was barred from speaking with her own children because she insisted on raising them in a religious home has been thrown in jail because she lacked the financial means to reimburse her wealthy ex-husband $10,000 in court costs as order by an Ohio judge. Julie Goffstein and her husband Peter Goffstein had been raising their boys as members of the Chabad community in Cincinnati when Peter Goffstein decided that he no longer wanted to live a religious lifestyle. Given an ultimatum of choosing between her religion and her marriage, Julie chose to continue...
  • Six Out of Ten Scots Now Say They Have No Religion

    07/09/2017 5:43:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The Sunday Post ^ | 7/1/17 | Catriona Webster
    THE proportion of Scots who say they have no religion has reached a new high, a survey shows. The latest Scottish Social Attitudes survey found that nearly six in 10 (58%) describe themselves as having no religion, up from 40% in 1999. The survey, carried out by ScotCen, revealed that those aged 18-34 were the least likely to be religious, at 74% compared to 34% of those over 65. The Church of Scotland has been hardest hit by the drop in religious affiliation, with just 18% saying they belong to the Kirk compared to 35% in 1999. The proportion of...
  • Thoughts on the Western Wall Controversy

    07/04/2017 11:29:09 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 14 replies
    7/5/2017 | Yomin Postelnik
    Judaism has survived since the Giving of the Torah (and even before) because it is based on adherence to Hashem (G-D Almighty)'s Torah. It does not change with the wind. Societies that have lost morals have fallen by the wayside. Torah never does and never will. Israel has survived based on miracles. The 1948 war can basically be summed up as a fight of real airplanes (the Arab nations) vs paper airplanes (the Jews). 1967's odds were not much better. Hashem is our protector and Torah is what connects us with Him. It is our ultimate weapon. Jews who abandoned...
  • Independence Day Prayer From a United States Marine

    07/04/2017 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/4/17 | Tony Woconish
    AHOY Marines! "School circle, ready seat, adjust." I will make this short, I know you all have a 96 hour pass burning a hole in your pocket, and the bus will be here soon to get you on the road to family and friends for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend. Question: "Why is it you and I have never received a BILL for our freedoms?" Answer: "Someone else has already paid the price, usually with their shed blood." We mark this weekend for celebration of our Nations 241st birthday, as well we should. But let us call to mind...
  • THE FOUNDERS AND ISLAM

    07/03/2017 2:40:25 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies
    Dr. Miller discusses our Founding Fathers, our Constitution, Our Christian heritage, and our Founding Fathers' vs ISLAM Dr Miller's credentials can be found here Dr. Miller THE FOUNDERS AND ISLAM GOD DID IT AMERICAs CURRENT STATUS
  • Pagan Sexuality

    07/03/2017 3:39:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Renewingyourmind ^ | 7/3/17 | Peter Jones
    Today, Peter Jones explains the origin, nature, and character of the sexual revolution, and shows why it continues to be a powerful force...
  • Jews Divided Over Rabbi Not Wanting to Spew Politics from the Pulpit

    07/02/2017 4:54:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    A recent furor has erupted in the Jewish Community and the Jewish Press because a nationally-known pulpit Rabbi, David Wolpe, wrote a column for The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles published on June 7 entitled Why I Keep Politics Off the Pulpit.  This caused a backlash from other rabbis defending not only their right, but the need, for their politics to be preached to their congregants.   I have known David Wolpe for close to 30 years.  I have never discussed politics with him.  I have always tried to pry information about Judaism from him because he has written more...
  • International Conference on the Shroud of Turin, Pasco, Washington. July 19 to July 22, 2017

    06/28/2017 5:47:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO THE MYSTERIES OF THE SHROUD ICST-2017: July 19 to 22 TRAC Center 660 Burden Blvd. in Pasco, Washington State, USA This website is devoted to promoting a better understanding of the Shroud of Turin through research, conferences, and presentations. Of special importance now is the upcoming "International Conference on the Shroud of Turin" (ICST-2017) to be held July 19 to 22 at the large TRAC center at 6600 Burden Blvd in Pasco in Washington state (not Washington D.C.). This conference will include the latest research and new evidence on the history, DNA, pollen, image formation, and dating,...
  • Facebook CEO: We Can Play the Role that Churches Once Filled

    06/27/2017 7:10:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 61 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/27/17 | Lisa Bourne
    CHICAGO, Illinois, June 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Facebook communities can fill the void left by decreasing religious participation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested last week. Zuckerberg wants groups formed on his social media platform to fill the role in people’s lives once held by churches and groups such as little league teams. People are in need of purpose and support, the millennial social media mogul said, and Facebook groups can provide that meaning. "It's so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter," Zuckerberg said. "That's a lot of people who now...
  • British LibDem Party Leader Steps Down: 'It's Impossible to Stay Faithful to Christ'

    06/15/2017 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-15-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    In a shocking move, the leader of Britain's Europhile and socially liberal party, the LibDems, have announced he'll step down. The reason? 'Christian Tim Farron stepped down amid speculation Lib Dem heavyweight Sir Vince Cable will lead the party. 'Mr Farron said it has felt "impossible" to be Lib Dem leader "living as a faithful Christian" and said he wants "to remain faithful to Christ". 'His resignation will trigger a leadership election next month when Parliament breaks for the summer recess.' Farron was criticized during the election campaign in Britain because he appeared to believe that practicing homosexuality was a...
  • Tim Farron’s Resignation and the End of Liberal Christianity

    06/15/2017 6:04:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | June 15, 2017 | Michael Branden Dougherty
    Tim Farron just resigned as leader of the U.K.’s Liberal Democratic party, and his statement explaining why should enter the history books: “To be a political leader — especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 — and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me,” Farron said. And so he’s off.
  • ‘Scoring Top Marks Doesn’t Give Happiness’: India’s Best Student Renounces the World to Become Monk

    06/10/2017 3:59:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Newsline ^ | 9 Jun, 2017
    ‘Scoring top marks doesn’t give happiness’: India’s best student renounces the world to become monkA top Indian student who received the highest score in the exams has decided to take an unusual path. Instead of applying for prestigious college, he renounced the world’s pleasures and became a monk, saying that scoring top marks in exams “does not give happiness”. Varshil Shah from the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state scored 99.9 percent in the May 27 Class 12 exam, topping the state, the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) said. He is Varshil Shah. He is from Ahmedabad...
  • When Dallas Was the Most Racist City in America

    06/10/2017 7:17:00 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 12 replies
    D Magazine ^ | June 2017 | DARWIN PAYNE
    By the 1920s the Dallas Morning News had become a formidable and progressive force in Dallas and in Texas, far overshadowing its parent, the Galveston Daily News, which had founded the paper in 1885 to serve the growing North Texas area. Adolph S. Ochs, the Tennessean who rescued the New York Times from virtual bankruptcy in 1896 and converted it into the nation’s most distinguished newspaper, declared in 1924 that he had received his “ideas and ideals” from the Galveston Daily News and the Dallas Morning News. Two years later, a leading national magazine recorded that the News “was, and...
  • Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world’s No. 1 religion by 2050

    06/06/2017 9:34:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 05/30/2017
    Islam will be the world’s No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. Pew projects that the Muslim population will grow by 70 percent worldwide between 2015 and 2060, compared with an overall population growth of 32 percent. That far exceeds the projected growth of the second- and third-fastest growing religions, Christianity and Hinduism, the study said. The study also said that the Muslim population in the United States will double by 2050. The Pew study was released last week, the same week that saw the terrorist bombing in Manchester,...
  • The Most Absurd, Needless Cultural Suicide in History

    06/04/2017 4:06:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 4, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    With a family member seriously ill and confined to different hospitals recently, I’ve sought out hospital chapels to be alone and say prayers. Or I should say I sought out the areas formerly known as “chapels.” Now they are known as Interfaith Centers or Spiritual Care Areas or Meditation Rooms. There is no Christian cross hanging in any of them lest someone be offended. There are, however, Muslim prayer rugs and signs pointing toward Mecca. In some of these spiritual areas you can write down a prayer for your loved one and put it in a prayer wheel: a cylindrical...