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  • Do You Want to Have a Good Christmas? Then Listen to this Advent Message: “You Need a Savior!"

    12/06/2018 8:29:28 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-05-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Do You Want to Have a Good Christmas? Then Listen Carefully to this Advent Message: “You Need a Savior!” Msgr. Charles Pope • December 5, 2018 • One of the goals of Advent (in many ways a penitential season) is to meditate on our need for a savior. In daily Mass and in the Liturgy of the Hours, we read lengthy passages from Isaiah and the other prophets, who speak boldly and bluntly about the people’s sin. Some of the passages are even a bit humorous. Here are a few: Hear, O heavens! Listen, O earth! For the LORD...
  • John 8:53-59 AS IF THERE WERE ANY DOUBT—JESUS IS GOD!

    11/18/2018 4:03:31 AM PST · by Pilgrim's Progress · 24 replies
    SELF | 11/18/2018 | PilgrimsProgress
    “Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God: Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto...
  • Substitution - My Utmost for His Highest

    10/29/2018 1:27:27 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 1 replies
    A wonderful and deep Truth, worth of genuine reflection. Substitution He has made Him to be sin for us,…that we might be made the righteousness of God.… 2 CORINTHIANS 5:.21 The modern view of the death of Jesus is that He died for our sins out of sympathy. The New Testament view is that He bore our sin not by sympathy, but by identification. He was made to be sin. Our sins are removed because of the death of Jesus, and the explanation of His death is His obedience to His Father, not His sympathy with us. We are acceptable...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to get this FReepathon moving. [Thread XVII]

    Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh!! Now the restoration of our constitution finally commences. First conservative court in our lifetimes! Best election, best POTUS, evah!! MAGA!! Prayers up for a great election next month and for continuing progress and success. Please get your donations in early so we can wrap this baby up early!! Would be great if we can get 'er done within 60 days!! Greater yet if we can do it in 30 days or less!! Go, FReepers, GO!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no...
  • Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to get this FReepathon moving. [Thread XV]

    Please keep those donations coming in, folks. We need to get this FReepathon moving. Congratulations, Justice Kavanaugh!! Now the restoration of our constitution finally commences. Prayers up for a great election next month and for continuing progress and success. Please get your donations in early so we can wrap this baby up early!! Would be great if we can get 'er done within 60 days!! Greater yet if we can do it in 30 days or less!! Go, FReepers, GO!! FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden...
  • How Can You Share the Gospel with Muslims?

    09/22/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. ^ | Sep 2016 | Tiffany Jothen
    “I will be so happy if my Lord Jesus Christ accepts me as one of His followers. Is it possible if I was born a Muslim?” That’s a question from a man in the Middle East who reached out to BGEA’s internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, after hearing about Christ through Christian friends. Search for Jesus has over 500 trained volunteers ready to respond to online visitors with the hope of the Gospel. Two of those volunteers, Brian and Kimberly of North Carolina, spent years as missionaries to Muslims in Southeast Asia and now answer emails from Muslims around...
  • The Gospel Upholds God's Law...Romans 1-3 pt 10

    Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.(Romans 3:28-31)The good news of God’s willingness to justify sinners who put all of their faith in Jesus, is not based upon their adherence to the “deeds of the Law”. But this gospel of Jesus, God’s...
  • Nothing To Brag About...romans 1-3 pt 9

    Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.(Romans 3:27-28)Why is it that God requires faith and not works? Why is it that God’s salvation is only accessible to those who believe in His gospel ? Part of the answer to this question is in the quote above. We have seen that man is so bankrupt, he is so estranged from God and corrupted, that there is no way that he can save himself. He...
  • Mercy And Truth...Romans 1-3 pt 8

    Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God . To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.(Romans 3:24-26)God is Holy. That means that He has an infinite aversion to sin, evil, sinners, and all that is false. He utterly hates rebellion, unbelief, immorality, in short, all forms of sin....
  • God Has Set forth...Romans 1-3 pt 7

    Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;(Romans 3:24-25)How can fallen, sinful, rebellious man ever be reconciled to the Infinite, personal and Holy God ? The solution to the problem as described by the apostle Paul cannot possibly come from man himself. All have sinned and are coming short of the glory of God. The gospel is that God himself, has given us a...
  • Two Simultaneous Realities...Romans 1-3

    09/04/2018 8:17:05 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    https://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 09-04-18 | Bill Randles
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:23-24)The subject of Romans chapter three has been thus far, All. All of us are under a Divine sentence of condemnation, All of us like sheep have gone astray from God. There are no exceptions, not even Israel, All of us have defected from God. Yet to that same ALL, God has provided a gift, even the very Righteousness that He demands of us, in the person of Jesus Christ. The gift is...
  • But Now...Romans 1-3 pt 5

    09/01/2018 5:00:40 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:(Romans 3;21-24)Man is fallen. All of us are under a sentence of condemnation, according to the Gospel as explained in the letter to the Romans. All of us have committed that primal sin,...
  • The Horrifying Extent Of Sin...Romans 1-3 pt 3

    …Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:Their feet are swift to shed blood:Destruction and misery are in their ways:And the way of peace have they not known:There is no fear of God before their eyes.(Romans 3:14-19)Romans 3 contains as a conclusion of the teaching of the first two chapters of Romans, a fourteen count indictment of the human race; all of it, gentile and Jew. The indictment consists of quotations from the Hebrew scriptures, especially Psalms and Isaiah. The...
  • The Indictment...Romans 1-3 pt 2

    As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood:Destruction and misery are in their ways:And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their...
  • For years, Protestant preachers were allowed to visit prisoners in Russia. Then everything changed.

    08/22/2018 6:02:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Aug 2018 | Sasha Sulim
    Ten years ago, Vitaly Mokrushin became the pastor of a Mennonite church in the town of Sol-Iletsk, in Russia’s Orenburg region, leading a small congregation of 20-25 people. The 42-year-old former locomotive mechanic found God in 1996. In the mid-2000s, he regularly visited the “Black Dolphin” prison colony. He visited prisoners on a weekly basis for several years, holding services, singing religious hymns, reading sermons, and using the prison’s PA system to communicate with inmates who weren’t allowed to gather in the same room. Roman Lunkin, a senior researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Philosophy, told Meduza...
  • Justify God ... Romans 3pt 1

    08/21/2018 10:06:22 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged. (Romans 3:1-4)In Romans 1 and 2, Paul has shown that all men, godless and pious, gentile and Jew, pagan and religious, are in desperate need of Righteousness with...
  • Being Moral Is Not The Same As Being Holy...eschatology 9

    Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.(Romans 2:1)Being disgusted by the squalid effects of the morally ruined, spiritually bankrupt, reprobate world we have created for ourselves and our unfortunate children and grandchildren can be deceiving. It is normal and healthy to feel moral repugnance at the twisted,perverse ,obscene media culture of today, but that does not equate to being Righteous ourselves. That is the point Paul is making in the first 11 verses of Romans 2.To paraphrase verse 1, ‘Of...
  • Fallen From Grace?

    07/30/2018 11:06:21 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 1 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/30/18 | Hillary
    “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” Gal. 5:4-5 On the heels of Gary's incredible article The Lawless Lawkeepers, I wanted to talk about why I am so fierce and tender about the gospel of grace. About why, until my dying day or my catching away, I will stand FOR salvation by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus alone, and against Lordship Salvation, fruit inspecting, and any “being made perfect through the flesh”...
  • The Lawless Law-Keepers

    07/26/2018 5:16:34 PM PDT · by amessenger4god
    Unsealed ^ | 7/26/18 | Gary
    Something eternally significant happened about 2,000 years ago.  Few people acknowledge it.  Even most of those who do acknowledge it with their lips, corrupt the truth and malign what happened by what they teach and how they live... Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God paid the penalty for all human sin and then rose again. The LORD Jesus Christ fulfilled the mission of the long-awaited Redeemer who had been purposed from before the creation of the world (1 Pt. 1:20; 2 Tim. 1:9; Rev. 13:8), promised to Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:15–16), prophesied of by Moses (Deut. 18:18;...
  • O Wretched World - Christ Died for You!

    07/15/2018 5:44:37 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/15/18
    Almighty God saw our desperate need for His righteousness and for deliverance from the tyranny and bondage of our transgressions (Rom. 7:24-25). These have separated us from Him and have brought His wrath upon us (John 3:36; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-2, 14). In His great ETERNAL love Almighty God sent forth His only Son from Heaven’s glory to pay the price for our transgressions, to be our propitiation and to rescue us from the ETERNAL ramifications of our transgressions and godless folly (John 3:16-17; Rom. 7:24-25; Gal. 1:4; Eph 2:14; 1 John 2:2). If this is you my dear friend,...