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  • The Shroud of Turin

    04/20/2014 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/20/ 14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Our Lord is risen. Our God lives. The Shroud of Turin is speaking to all Christians now more than at any other time in our current history when so many of our religious freedoms are under attack by the US government. John C. Iannone is a Catholic writer and lecturer who is traveling throughout the South during our pre- Easter preparations to bring the story of the holy Shroud to us. One can only marvel at what this holy garment reveals to us about the suffering Jesus went through to be one of us and to suffer in such horrible...
  • Ever wondered what happened between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday? Where did Jesus go?

    So I am writing this on Easter Saturday. We celebrated the death of Jesus yesterday at our Good Friday services and on Sunday we will celebrate his resurrection . So what happened between Friday and Sunday? Ever Wondered.Well here is what I see in scripture happened. First a little context.Recently I was preaching on types of Christ and I came across this scripture and it troubled meMatt 12:40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the...
  • The Resurrection: The Best News Ever in a World Filled with Bad News

    04/20/2014 7:07:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/20/2014 | Michael Youssaf
    Much of the world will be celebrating Easter this week. Unfortunately, in the West, secular humanism has relegated the Christian Easter to mere “Easter bunnies” and “Easter eggs.” That degeneration can be closely linked to Western society’s replacement of “thinking” with “feeling.” We have replaced the thermostat with the thermometer. We have given up on rigorous intellectual debate of facts and irrefutable truth and replaced it with “that’s fine if that’s how you feel about it.” Perhaps the trend is no clearer than when the media—and consequently, the man on the street—expresses an opinion on the resurrection of Jesus Christ....
  • Four Immediate Results of the Death of Jesus on the Cross, according to Matthew

    04/19/2014 3:35:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/18/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Bringing our consideration of certain texts from the Matthean Passion Narrative to an end, let’s conclude with the immediate aftermath of Jesus’ Death and see what it has to teach us. There are essentially four immediate results that are described of Jesus’ death, and while they are historical happenings, they also signal deeper spiritual truths. Let’s observe the text and consider the four results, each in turn.And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth...
  • The Greatest Easter Painting Ever Made

    04/18/2014 7:38:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | APRIL 18, 2014 | Elise Ehrhard
    Tucked away in a central Parisian museum that was once a railway station, there hangs an Easter painting quite unlike any Gospel masterpiece created before or after it. It is not painted by a Rembrandt or a Rubens or the patron saint of artists, Fra Angelico. The painting is the work of a little-known Swiss painter. For those who make a trip to see it, viewing the canvas is a special spiritual experience in their lives.The work does not even show the risen Jesus. It merely portrays two witnesses, Jesus’ oldest and youngest apostle. The youngest who was the...
  • Kelley Mooney's spiritual lyrical adaptation of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

    04/17/2014 10:22:05 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies
    Lyrics Hallelujah - Easter version by Kelley Mooney Lyrics To Hallelujah by Kelly Mooney Adapted to the music of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah A crown of thorns placed on His head He knew that He would soon be dead He said did you forget me Father did you? They nailed Him to a wooden cross Soon all the world would feel the loss Of Christ the King before His Hallelujah Hallelujah x4 He hung His head and prepared to die Then lifted His face up to the sky Said I am coming home now Father to you A reed which held...
  • Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection? (Dispensational Caucus)

    04/13/2014 11:16:00 AM PDT · by wmfights · 111 replies
    Question: "Did Jesus go to hell between His death and resurrection?" Answer: There is a great deal of confusion in regards to this question. This concept comes primarily from the Apostles' Creed, which states, “He descended into hell.” There are also a few Scriptures which, depending on how they are translated, describe Jesus going to “hell.” In studying this issue, it is important to first understand what the Bible teaches about the realm of the dead. In the Hebrew Scriptures, the word used to describe the realm of the dead is sheol. It simply means the “place of the dead”...
  • Where is Jesus Between His Death and Resurrection?

    04/23/2011 1:27:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 211 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 22, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where is Christ after he dies on Friday afternoon and before he rises on Easter Sunday? Both Scripture and Tradition answer this question. Consider the following from a Second Century Sermon and also a mediation from the Catechism of the Catholic Church.An Ancient Sermon: Today a great silence reigns on earth, a great silence and a great stillness. A great silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. . . He has gone...
  • When did the Resurrection become truly the Faith, and the official teaching of the Church?

    04/13/2012 3:05:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 12, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the early hours of the resurrection appearances on the first Easter Sunday news began to be circulated that Jesus was alive and had been seen. These reports were, at first disbelieved or at least doubted by the apostles. Various reports from both women and men were dismissed by the apostles. But suddenly in the evening of that first Easter Sunday there is a change, and a declaration by the apostles that the Lord “has truly risen!” What effected this change? We will see in a moment. But first note the early reports of the resurrection and how they were...
  • Total Loss File: Prominent Episcopal Leader Denies Need for Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

    04/04/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 3, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It was sad to read the public comments of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington denying the importance, or need for the Bodily Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, going so far as to imply this teaching was “outlandish. ” More on that in a moment, but first some background.Some time ago I brought a former Episcopalian into the Catholic Church who, after the Rite of Reception gave a great sigh of relief and said, “I know the Catholic Church is not without problems, but at least I know the Bishops actually hold the Christian faith. It is such a relief...
  • 3 Gifts of the Resurrection

    10/12/2013 10:44:58 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 10-1-13 | Trevin Wax
    If you listen carefully, you can hear echoes of the resurrection in the great, epic stories we return to again and again. Those stories lead us to a poi­nt of despair where all seems to be lost, only then to erupt into uncontainable joy as good triumphs over evil. There is a reason these stories resonate with us. In one way or another, they model and mimic the true story of our world. A story of perfection and paradise, corrupted by human sin and wickedness, redeemed by a selfless sacrifice, and restored through a triumphant return. This is the true...
  • The Cross is Pregnant with Victory! A Brief Ecclesiology for the Downcast

    09/18/2013 7:50:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Archdiocese Of Washington ^ | September 18, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the parlor of my rectory where I meet with most of my spiritual directees, and others who come to me for counseling or instruction, there is a crucifixion scene, (see photo at right). Among the many things means, it is for me something of a paradigm of the Church at her darkest moment. How tiny the Church had suddenly become. Gone were the crowds of Galilee which followed the Lord. Gone were the crowds of Palm Sunday shouting Hosanna. Gone were all but one of her first bishops, St. John. One of them (St. Peter) had followed at a...
  • Original research team member says science still can't explain Shroud (with video)

    04/28/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    cns ^ | April 24, 2013 | Lauren Colegrove
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Even with modern scientific technology, the Shroud of Turin continues to baffle researchers. Barrie Schwortz was the documenting photographer for the Shroud of Turin research project in 1978, an in-depth examination of what many people believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish home, "it took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I'm a Jew and involved with probably the most important relic of Christianity," Schwortz told Catholic News Service. "Isn't it funny how God always picks a Jew to be the messenger," he said....
  • Washington Episcopal Bishop Denies Bodily Resurrection of Jesus

    04/03/2013 4:55:45 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 54 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 3-31-13 | David W. Virtue
    Washington Episcopal Bishop Marianne Budde, writing in her blog on the subject of Resurrection, opined that if someone were to discover a tomb with Jesus' remains in it, the entire enterprise would not come crashing down. VOL: Actually, Bishop it would. Our faith would be in vain and we would be of all men (and women) most miserable. St. Paul writes in I Cor. 15, "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance[a]: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day...
  • Can the New York Time’s religion coverage be resurrected?

    04/02/2013 10:50:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/02/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    We somehow missed this yesterday, but Newsbusters certainly didn’t, and it’s worth a look even a day later. The New York Times, with reporters around the world and “layers of fact-checkers and editors,” somehow couldn’t properly define Easter in a news article that focused on Pope Francis’ message on Christianity’s most holy of days. This correction has to be a contender for the most hilarious of the year: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:Correction: April 1, 2013An earlier version of this article mischaracterized the Christian holiday of Easter. It is the celebration of Jesus’s resurrection from...
  • Percent Of Americans Believing In The Resurrection Drops To 64% From 77% Last Easter

    04/02/2013 4:09:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 2,2013 | Dan Joseph
    A study released by the Rasmussen Reports polling firm on Good Friday found that 64% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. While Americans who believe in the resurrection remain in the majority, that number is down significantly when compared to a Rasmussen Poll that asked the same question, released a year ago.
  • Epic Easter Unbelief

    03/31/2013 6:06:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan
    YouTube ^ | 3-31-13 | The Lutheran Satire
    The latest from Lutheran Satire. Happy Resurrection Sunday, everyone!
  • The Resurrection. Did It Really Happen?

    03/31/2013 2:45:14 PM PDT · by grumpa · 71 replies
    Faith Facts ^ | 1985 | William Lane Craig
    Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Here are four things that modern scholars, including skeptical scholars, almost universally agree on. (This is a very brief summary of the original): 1. Jesus died and was buried in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. 2. A group of women found the tomb empty on Easter morning. 3. Over 500 people really and truly believed that they saw Jesus alive. 4. The Christian faith exploded to all the known world in a very short period of time thereafter. The best explanation for these events is that Jesus really did rise from the...
  • Prostitute who ‘died’ during romp came back to life in coffin

    03/31/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT · by library user · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 28, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A PROSTITUTE in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p> <p>The vice girl reportedly collapsed during a sex session last week at the Manor Hotel in Bulaweyo.</p>
  • Seven Assurances the Resurrection Gives

    03/31/2013 6:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Christian Post ^ | 03/31/2013 | Rev. Mark H. Creech
    Auguste Comte, a French philosopher and skeptic, was once belittling English writer, Thomas Carlyle, for his faith in Jesus Christ. Comte suggested that he might start a religion of his own to replace Christianity. "Very good," responded Carlyle. "All you need to do is to be crucified, rise again the third day and get the world to believe that you are still alive. Then your new religion just might have a chance." No religion in the world can match the claims of Christianity. What differentiates it from other religions is its declaration that Christ literally rose from the grave. There...
  • The God of miracles

    03/31/2013 5:14:07 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 5 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Tom Hoefling
    Some musings before this blessed dawn: What is a miracle? It's the LORD, the Almighty, doing for us what we could never do for ourselves. The greatest miracle of all, of course, is the Resurrection, the fact that He went to that cruel Roman cross and died for our sins, and then rose again, delivering us once for all from the eternal penalty of our sin, all as a free gift, one that we don't deserve, one that we could never earn. But every day since has been filled with additional miracles. America itself - the fact that we were...
  • Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life [Misleading Title Alert!]

    12/27/2012 7:12:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/27/2012 | Nicholas Carlson
    A lot of what they build in Silicon Valley these days is pretty mundane: sexting apps, social games, and new ways to "share" things over the Internet. So it's pretty exciting when you hear about someone who has some really crazy ideas for what the future might hold. One such person is a new Google hire named Ray Kurzweil. The geeks among you already know who he is. But I only learned about him from a Bloomberg BusinessWeek story by Ashlee Vance. In it, Vance writes about Kurzweil's plans to… …Bring his dead father back to life. …Help humanity “live...
  • The Resurrection

    12/21/2012 4:55:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    At the very core of Christianity is the historical authenticity of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. But for His resurrection, we would not be celebrating His birth. The Apostle Paul said, "And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain." Christian apologist Josh McDowell spent more than 700 hours studying the subject of the resurrection and concluded that it "is one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted upon the minds of men, or it is the most amazing fact of history." When a university student asked...
  • Are the Gospels Historical?

    07/18/2012 2:49:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 26 replies
    Standing on my Head blog ^ | 07/15/2012 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    In the meantime, let’s go down a side route for a moment and ask first of all, whether any history can be written objectively. Is it possible for a historian to write a historical account without a bias of any kind? No. Every historian is limited by his philosophical and cultural assumptions. Every historian comes to his task with certain guiding principles that he thinks are true or valuable or helpful. These guiding principles cause him to interpret the history he records. He cannot help but make value judgements on the actions he records. Furthermore, those value judgements are in...
  • The Resurrection Appearances Chronologically Arranged

    04/10/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-09-12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Resurrection Appearances Chronologically ArrangedBy: Msgr. Charles Pope This blog post is a follow-up from yesterday’s blog. You can read yesterday’s post by clicking HEREWhen we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in a way that the sequence of the events flow in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all, or even most of the data. Some of the data also seems to conflict. I tried to show in yesterday’s blog that these apparent conflicts are not, usually, true conflicts....
  • Are There Discrepancies in the Resurrection Accounts? If so, Can They be Resolved?

    04/09/2012 8:42:59 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 74 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/8/12 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    When we read the various accounts of the Resurrection in the four Gospels, Acts and Pauline Epistles we can easily be puzzled by some apparent discrepancies in the details. The Pope in his recent book, Jesus of Nazareth (Vol II) says, We have to acknowledge that this testimony [of Scripture] considered from an historical point of view, is presented to us in a particularly complex form and gives rise to many questions. (P. 242) The Pope goes on to explain what he considers to be the reason for this complexity and apparent divergence in some of the details. What actually...
  • "A" Son of God??

    04/08/2012 6:16:40 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 30 replies
    CNS News ^ | 04/08/12 | ealgeone(vanity)
    “And for me, and I’m sure for some of you, it’s also a chance to remember the tremendous sacrifice that led up to that day, and all that Christ endured--not just as a Son of God, but as a human being.”
  • “He’s Alive!”

    04/08/2012 2:35:47 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | April 8,2012 | annem040359
    Today, Christians around the world are taking the time to honor the day in which, Jesus Christ, three days after suffering and dying on the cross on a hill called Calvary, on the very same third day, rises from the dead. Jesus, savior of all, wins the great victory over the enemy, death, and sin.
  • The Week that Changed the World

    04/08/2012 9:12:02 AM PDT · by Errant · 3 replies
    The Hal Lindsey Report ^ | 6th April, 2011 | Hal Lindsey
    Hal Lindsey describes the events that lead up to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and how the Jewish Passover foretold the event, unbenounced to the Jews. Great job by Hal and one of his best weekly reports.
  • He is Risen!

    04/08/2012 7:39:44 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 9 replies
    04-08-12 | Bill Randles
    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen...
  • CATHOLIC MASS ONLINE

    04/08/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    Catholic TV ^ | Easter 2012
    A Glorious Easter to all Christians. If you are Catholic and physical challenges do not allow you to make it to mass today, here it is online.
  • Easter Interview: The Woman Who Was There

    04/08/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 8, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    Call me Mary -- not the one who bore Him, but she who was borne up by him, little did I know it at the time. And you? You say you're some sort of scribe. Lord knows there is always something to write about in Judaea.I do not mean to be inhospitable, young man. Blessed be he who comes, as they say. Recline. Rest yourself. Have you had something to eat, a glass of wine for your stomach's sake? You must wash your feet, change your sandals. For I know it is a long, dusty trip up here, and with...
  • How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

    04/08/2012 12:05:04 AM PDT · by U-238 · 39 replies
    The Observer ^ | 3/7/2012 | Rev. Roger N. Eimers
    Easter is a celebration of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. How important is the resurrection of Jesus Christ? The Apostle Paul wrote about the importance of the resurrection of Christ in the entire 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians. He began by saying, "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-08-12, The Resurrection of the Lord

    04/07/2012 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 56 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-08-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 8, 2012 The Resurrection of the LordThe Mass of Easter Sunday  Reading 1 Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said:"You know what has happened all over Judea,beginning in Galilee after the baptismthat John preached,how God anointed Jesus of Nazarethwith the Holy Spirit and power.He went about doing goodand healing all those oppressed by the devil,for God was with him.We are witnesses of all that he didboth in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be...
  • Historical Questions About the Resurrection (Special TSP Easter Post and Podcast)

    04/07/2012 12:35:42 AM PDT · by Mighty_Quinn
    The Sacred Page ^ | 4/7/12 | Michael Barber
    Click below (scroll to the bottom of this post) to listen to the special TSP Easter podcast. Of course, you can also listen on iTunes. (Have you subscribed to the podcast yet?)St. Paul makes it clear that Resurrection is an essential aspect of Christian faith. He states, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all men most to be pitied.” (1 Cor 15:16–19). Yet...
  • HE'S ALIVE!

    04/06/2012 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Don Francisco sung by Dolly Parton
    If you want a true blessing on this, the most sacred of days, listen to this rendition of He's Alive. The most amazing part of the production of this song was that it was performed Live on National T.V. in 1989 during the Country Music Awards and what a blessing it was (and is). Whatever happens to us as a Nation, we must remember that this is truly what it is all about. I hope this blesses you as much as it has me. He's Alive! He's Alive! He's Alive and I'm Forgiven! (as I so desperately need His forgiveness)...
  • The Last Supper (skit; if this happened to another religion, heads would roll)

    04/06/2012 8:33:58 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    LAST SUPPERI am Catholic, and along with other Christians, this weekend we are celebrating the Holiest of days. Unlike the so-called "religion of peace," which has filled the world with unspeakable violence and misery, we have a sense of humor and are actually not threatened. If something like this was done about the ROP, there would be car bombings, suicide bombings, carnage, and mass death. That is their worthless and bankrupt culture. To Christians everywhere, may you have a blessed Easter.
  • Catholics in Italy Told Ashes of Dead Cannot be Scattered

    04/03/2012 11:25:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 3/30/12 | David Kerr
    Rome, Italy, Mar 30, 2012 / 01:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church in Italy has issued new guidelines that rule out scattering the cremated remains of a person or the keeping them in an urn at home. “Cremation is considered as concluded when the urn is deposited in the cemetery,” says the appendix to the new edition of Funeral Rites issued by Italian Episcopal Conference. “The practice of spreading ashes in the wild or keeping them in places other than the cemetery,” it adds, “raises many concerns about its full consistency with the Christian faith, especially when they imply...
  • Chinese woman, 95, comes back to life by climbing out her coffin six days after she 'died'

    03/04/2012 4:40:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/04/3012 | By CHRIS PARSONS
    A 95-year-old Chinese woman thought to have passed away stunned her neighbours - after waking up six days after she had been placed in a coffin. Li Xiufeng was found motionless and not breathing in bed by a neighbour two weeks after tripping and suffering a head injury at her home in Beiliu, Guangxi Province. When the neighbour who found her could not wake the pensioner up, they feared the worst and thought the elderly woman had passed away. She was placed in a coffin which was kept in her house unsealed under Chinese tradition for friends and relatives to...
  • Newt’s Resurrection?

    10/24/2011 6:17:21 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 82 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/2 | Robert Costa
    The former speaker launches an unlikely comeback. In June, after his top advisers bolted, Newt Gingrich was supposed to be finished. Four months later, after a series of sharp debates, his poll numbers are climbing and his coffers are stuffed. Behind the scenes, his aides aim to capitalize on the resurrection. “There is plenty of room,” says R. C. Hammond, the campaign spokesman. He bets that by early January, when New Hampshire and Iowa are blanketed by snow, Gingrich’s “tortoise” campaign will inch ahead. That optimism is backed up by cash, Hammond says. In the past week, the campaign has...
  • What Happens When You Die?

    06/25/2011 7:52:46 AM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 63 replies
    Logos Apologia ^ | June 22, 2011 | Cris D. Putnam
    What happens when you die? The Bible uses the word death in different senses. Jesus said: “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell” (Mt 10:28). Also in Revelation 20:6, John speaks of a “second death,” apparently distinguishing it from the first death or the usual understanding of death. It is important to note that the only way to escape the second death and Hell is through the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 11:26). Make sure to be in on that one! Now...
  • Same Old Story

    04/24/2011 9:11:59 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 4 replies
    While We Wait ^ | April 21, 2011 | Jim Trainor
    My mother Della Mae Trainor loved cooking Mexican food, painting, watching reruns of Golden Girls, shopping at Target, and playing Scrabble, which by the way she was very good at. Her birthday was September 18th. She was born in Nashville, Tennessee. She was married to my father for 49 years. She delivered my sister and me by C-sections. She was a unique person, with a very specific set of gifts, weaknesses, fears and joys. A little over ten years ago I stood by her bed as she died. I watched with Mary, Lucas, my sister and an Episcopal priest as...
  • A Chronological Sequence of the Resurrection Events [Ecumenical]

    04/29/2011 11:19:20 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 27, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Chronological Sequence of the Resurrection EventsBy: Msgr. Charles Pope This blog post is a follow-up from yesterday’s blog. You can read yesterday’s post by clicking HERE.When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in a way that the sequence of the events flow in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all, or even most of the data. Some of the data also seems to conflict. I tried to show in yesterday’s blog that these apparent conflicts are not, usually,...
  • Making Sense of the Resurrection Accounts – Are there Discrepancies? [Ecumenical]

    04/29/2011 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | April 26, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Making Sense of the Resurrection Accounts – Are there Discrepancies?By: Msgr. Charles Pope When we read the various accounts of the Resurrection in the four Gospels, Acts and Pauline Epistles we can easily be puzzled by some apparent discrepancies in the details.The Pope in his recent book, Jesus of Nazareth (Vol II) says, We have to acknowledge that this testimony [of Scripture] considered from an historical point of view, is presented to us in a particularly complex form and gives rise to many questions. (P. 242)The Pope goes on to explain what he considers to be the reason for...
  • Resurrection Day

    04/24/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 4 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | April 24, 2011 | Tom Hoefling
    Though I was bound, by sin held fast From me earth's shackles have been cast My Savior came, my winter passed Eternal spring, it sprang at last For Christ is risen, as He said No longer is He with the dead All souls believing He has led His bride to Him will soon be wed So do not tarry by a grave Seek for the One to you Who gave The open Door from death's dark cave The only LORD, with pow'r to save Together, ever, then we'll sing The glories of our God, our King Who has destroyed all...
  • He Is Risen

    04/24/2011 8:06:03 AM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies
    ChicoER Gate | 4/245/11 | Pastor Dominic
    The greatest news story in the history of humanity broke on a spring morning in A.D. 32. The news? Jesus had risen from the dead just as he had predicted. An angel told the story and entrusted it not to a theologian, not to one of the remaining disciples, not to a ruler. No, the ones who were first entrusted with the most profound and incredible story in all history were two women. Why? Some possible reasons are seen in there example. Lets consider some of the lessons they can teach us.... Now on the first day of the week,...
  • "United with Him in a Resurrection Like His" (Sermon for Easter Day, on Romans 6:1-11)

    04/23/2011 4:12:46 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 24, 2011 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “United with Him in a Resurrection Like His” (Romans 6:1-11)Alleluia! Christ is risen! (He is risen indeed! Alleluia!) Indeed! And Christ’s resurrection has great implications for our life now--and our life forever. Both of these are brought our in our text for today, from Romans chapter 6, reading as follows: “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We...
  • The Resurrection & Way to New Life

    04/23/2011 12:14:12 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 5 replies
    MSMB ^ | April 23, 2011 | Rob W. Case
    The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is thee single most significant event in the history of this world. So much so, that the resurrection of Jesus Christ penetrated deeply throughout human history and split it into two distinct eras (B.C./A.D.). In fact, everything that is in and has been done in this world receives a dynamic and life-filled understanding when you take into consideration what Jesus did, what Jesus taught, and the fact that he rose from the dead just as he promised he would before showing hundreds and hundreds of people his scarred hands and feet after the...
  • He is risen, indeed!

    04/22/2011 12:28:30 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    One News Now ^ | 4/22/2011 | Dr. Jerry Newcombe
    In the early Church, when one Christian would greet another, often he would say: "He is risen." And the other would respond, "He is risen, indeed!" ..snip The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest fact in human history. Yet throughout the centuries to our present time, skeptics have argued against the historical reliability of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. ..snip According to Liberty University professor Dr. Gary Habermas, "The fact that women reported the empty tomb is the best reason to believe it, 'cause it's not a scenario anybody would make up." The empty tomb was a fact of...
  • Insurrection not Resurrection - A Communist Message for Easter

    04/22/2011 10:55:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 4/22/11 | Trevor Loudon
    [caption id="attachment_5697" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Hank Millstein"][/caption]   Hank Millstein is a practising Roman Catholic in San Francisco. He also serves on the National Committee and the Religion Commission of the Communist Party USA. To Hank, Easter isn't about the Resurrection, or even Easter Bunnies. Its about revolution, and "its already on its way". From the latest Peoples World Easter isn't about Easter bunnies - or even about going to church in Easter bonnets. The real message of Easter speaks powerfully to everyone, whatever their religious belief or unbelief.Easter got started when, after the revolutionary preacher Jesus was executed by the...