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  • Giving up Hell for a Year: How it could revolutionize our relationships

    01/29/2015 7:26:35 AM PST · by avenir · 16 replies
    The Pangea Blog (via Patheos) ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kurt Willems
    Hell is real, in some form or another.Hell on earth is something every human being agrees exists. War tears families apart. Disease kills parents and leaves behind orphans. Famine neglects to feed the most vulnerable. Consumerism by the privileged fuels the ramifications of all of these things. Hell on earth–this is real.Hell as a literal place of eternal conscious torment for those who never make a mental assent to the Four Spiritual Laws (1. God loves humans, 2. Humans are sinners, 3. Only Jesus saves sinners, 4. Accept Jesus to live eternally) is another perspective. People with this view, which...
  • Captured By Grace [28 minute movie]

    01/18/2015 3:47:59 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 7 replies
    Billy Grahan assoc. ^ | Ja. 2015 | Billy Grahan assoc.
    Captured By Grace [video at link] Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned bombardier, survived a plane crash and prisoner of war camps during WWII. He returned a hero, but his greatest battle was yet to come.
  • Martin Luther King Was a Crusader but Was He a Christian?

    01/17/2015 8:59:40 PM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 97 replies
    Don Boys' Common Sense for Today News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Dr. Don Boys
    Much of America is excited about the MLK movie titled “Selma”; however, there is discussion, debate, and some say distortion, if not dishonesty, about the role Lyndon Johnson played in some of King’s activities, especially the 54-mile march from Selma to the Alabama capital of Montgomery that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Let me state clearly that I have little to no respect for Johnson or King and I’ve made that judgment based on their lives, not because Johnson was a Democrat and King was a Black. One’s political party or one’s race is...
  • A Tale of Two Gospels

    01/10/2015 5:58:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 68 replies
    The Cripplegate, New Generation of Non-Conformists ^ | MARCH 22, 2013 | Mike Riccardi, Pastor, Los Angeles Grace Community Church
    What intrigues me about the Pharisee in this passage is that he thanked God for his moral uprightness and religious devotion. He is not claiming, perhaps like the rich, young ruler did, that he had kept God’s law and thus is deserving of eternal life. He doesn’t believe that he’s earned his salvation by works of righteousness achieved apart from divine grace. No, he goes to thank God for the grace and charity that God had worked in him, by which he has become acceptable to God. He believes that he is justified by his faith in God as well...
  • By Faith

    12/29/2014 3:56:51 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Sunday I stayed home from church.  My four year-old son had a stomach virus.  Saturday, my wife spent the day doing load after load of laundry stained with various unmentionable bodily fluids.  Even the dog soiled her bed, and then my wife spilled her coffee all over the bathroom getting ready for church.  Coffee was the least disgusting part of the cleanup. This was not how we planned to (or wanted to) spend the weekend. I am a Christian, which to me means I know Jesus Christ, and He knows me in a very personal, intimate way.  He’s not just...
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 3 [Limited Atonement]

    08/03/2014 2:21:44 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 24, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 3 In my last two blog posts, we examined the first two of the “five points” of Calvinism popularly known by the acronym, TULIP, which represents 1. Total Depravity 2. Unconditional Election 3. Limited Atonement 4. Irresistible Grace 5. Perseverance of the Saints (“once saved, always saved”). In this post, we will tackle the third point:Limited AtonementNo Christian that I know of would deny that some doctrines are more or less clear than others in Scripture. When it comes to the atonement of Christ, the Scriptures are most clear: Jesus Christ died on the...
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 2 [Unconditional Election]

    07/06/2014 3:44:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 19, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 2 In my last post, I began a series of critiques of John Calvin’s famous “five points,” most often referred to using the acronym, TULIP, which represents Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistibility of Grace, and The Perseverance of the Saints (“once saved, always saved”). In this installment, we’ll deal with Unconditional Election.Calvin’s idea of Unconditional Election simply means that God “elected” certain men for salvation and others for damnation from all eternity, rooted in texts of Scripture, as we will see below, like Romans 9:10-12:And not only so, but also when Rebecca had conceived...
  • Subday Meditation;Romans 1 ...What God requires, He supplies

    I WILL SERVE No FOREIGN GODSHoly God We Praise Thy Name For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ for therein the righteousness of God is revealed…Romans 1:16The book of Romans is unique among the epistles in that it isn’t polemic, that is it isn’t trying to refute any error. Romans is therefore a clear rendering of the Gospel of salvation . Paul calls it the “Gospel of God” , and takes us from the bankruptcy of Jew and Gentile to the glorification of man and creation, all realised by the gospel. Paul begins with the declaration that...
  • FALLING AWAY FROM GOD'S GRACE

    When it comes to the topic of if a Christian can fall from God's grace, the "once saved, always saved" people bring up the sheep example. Very oddly, they miss something. Jesus said, "28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand." John 10:28f. Jesus also said earlier, "11 I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His...
  • From Tombstone to Living Stone – A Homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter

    05/18/2014 6:56:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 5/17/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    By his resurrection, Jesus has brought us from death to life. He has snatched us from this present evil age (Gal 1:4), and from the death-directed desires of our body (Rom 6:12), and made us into a new and living creation (2 Cor 5:17). As such, we have exchanged the tombstones that once indicated we were dead in our sins, and have become living stones in the spiritual edifice that is the Body of Christ, and also the Church.In the Epistle for today’s Mass (1 Peter 2:4-9), we are summoned to this new life and told what some of its...
  • Exodus Is The Primer Of Freedom....Freedom in Christ pt 2

    Exodus; The Primer Of Freedom…pt 2 “Let my people go that they may worship me”(Exodus 10)Exodus is a book of freedom. Even the name Exodus proclaims liberty. The ‘Exodus’ is out of slavery and bondage in Egypt. The God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob is the God of liberty. His purpose is to liberate the whole world, using a liberator people, Israel. But before Israel could be used to liberate the world, Israel herself needed to be set free from her sevitude. Therefore God would raise up a vessel to set them free, Moses. But Moses himself was in a kind...
  • The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 1 [Total Depravity]

    05/03/2014 7:07:17 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 160 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | May 1, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Trouble With Calvin – Pt. 1 Over my next five blog posts, I am going to critique the famous “five points” of Calvinist theology: 1. Total Depravity 2. Unconditional Election 3. Limited Atonement 4. Irresistibility of Grace 5. Perseverance of the Saints (“Once Saved, Always Saved”).Pt. 1 – Total DepravityIn John Calvin’s magnum opus, The Institutes of the Christian Religion, Calvin presents a view of man that is very much like Luther’s, but contrary to what we find in the pages of Sacred Scripture. Calvin used texts like Gen.6:5,The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great...
  • To Hell and Back

    ...The experience of Ronald Reagan - (not associated with ex-President Reagan)He had his little boy with him while going to a 7-11 store. He got into an argument, and there was a bottle broken, and he was stabbed multiple times by his assailant..."In 1972 my life was broken. I was a drug addict. I was a criminal. My family was broken..."'You need Jesus!'"As he was talking to me, it happened that the ambulance literally blew up in flames..."
  • holy week series; The Victors' Portion...Isaiah 53 pt 8

    Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.(Isaiah 53:12)The last verse of this fourth Servant Song has always struck me as anti-climatic. But this is because I believe the King James version confuses the meaning somewhat, for it reads as though the Servant takes his place among other great and strong ones. But the according to evangelical scholar Alec Motyer,...
  • My Servant Shall Justify The Many...Isaiah 53 pt 7

    Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES; He Was Oppressed And Afflicted...Isaiah 53 pt 6

    He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth....
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES; The Vicarious Sufferer...Isaiah 53 pt 5

    Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.(Isaiah 53:4-6)We have been looking at the 4th Servant Song from the book of the prophet Isaiah.It seems that the Song is divided into...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES He Was Despised...Isaiah 53 pt 4

    Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.(Isaiah 53:1-3)It is the climax of human history, the apocalypse, the very...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES;Israel's Penitential Confession...Isaiah 53 pt 3

    Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.(Isaiah 53:1-3)We have been looking at the 4th Servant Song of Isaiah,...
  • HOLY WEEK SERIES Behold My Sevannt...Isaiah 53 pt 2

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(Isaiah 52:13-15)The fourth Servant song is composed of three sections. First of all, we have this introduction in Isaiah 52:13-15. Secondly we have the great and...
  • Holy Week Series The Lord's Servant...Isaiah 53 pt 1

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider…(Isaiah 52:13-15)Before we look closely at the Evangelical jewel known as the 4th Servant Song of Isaiah, consisting of the above three verses in chapter 52,...
  • VIRTUE has gone forth, it seeks ~ its source [charismatic caucus]

    03/17/2014 9:51:21 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-17-14 | Jedediah
    Virtue has gone forth, It seeks its source , The holy and true, But will it be found on you ?! Those faithful to abide, In My presence and not hide, Those with the abilty, To drink from My cup and see, Clearly the Father's Will, To stand near My Voice and Quill, Those with the abilty to know, The understanding of the coals that glow, My pure and Holy Testimony, For these coals represent Me, And now this harvest that is mine, Is about to see and witness the Outpouring of My Spirit Divine, For all of Heaven and...
  • Tomorrow May Be Too Late

    03/16/2014 11:06:06 AM PDT · by wmfights · 7 replies
    Biblebelievers.com ^ | 1870 | D.L. Moody
    I have learned that when anyone becomes in earnest about his soul's salvation and he begins to seek God, it does not take long for an anxious sinner to meet an anxious Saviour. "Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13). Those who seek for Him with all their hearts, find Christ. I am tired and sick of half-heartedness. I don't like a half-hearted man. I don't care for anyone to love me halfheartedly. And the Lord won't have it. If we are going to seek for Him and...
  • The Evil within Church leaders/ ministers, "reverends", etc. Short video!

    03/09/2014 7:30:57 PM PDT · by fabian · 93 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/10/14 | fabian
    We have a huge problem with ministers of most churches learning intellectually, the bible and the truth, then repeating it to their followers. This is a false and weak representation of God and the very reason we are losing our nation and world!
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • Ash Wednesday: Choose your Redeemer the time is Now ![charismatic caucus]

    03/05/2014 2:26:28 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 3-5-15 | Jedediah
    My sustainment of the inevitable is just that, your soul in My hands as you surrender ALL to me for you see it is as a servant I came to you all and now it is in this same manner I call to you to submit yourselves completely to My spirit of Truth for many see themselves submitted to Me by what they do but in fact this is the furthest thing from the truth for in their hearts they are operating in self satisfaction and glory in themselves yet strike The Rock of their salvation by denying My will...
  • He Shall BE Like A Tree...pt 2

    03/05/2014 8:49:17 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    https://billrandles.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/he-will-be-like-a-tree-psalm-1-pt-2/ | JAn 2011 | Bill Randles
    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.(Psalm 1:1-3)In the first Psalm, God reveals the marks of the truly blessed man. His blessedness comes not from outward...
  • The Blessd Man...Psalm 1 pt 1

    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the...
  • I am calling to the Remnant ones torn away ! [charismatic caucus]

    03/02/2014 4:40:03 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My sustainment now shall come in waves of Glory for those broken before me for they know the place before my throne (spiritual posture) . I am revealing to those I have entrusted my heart to and have obeyed at all cost to themselves never fearing the outcome and have wept and panted at my feet for truly only the wholeheartedly surrendered can access the whole of me as EliJah and Moses. So now I am calling to the remnant ones torn away by my Spirit into a holiness and righteous walk of true trusting in me alone for this...
  • Murdering the name of Jesus

    02/26/2014 12:02:37 PM PST · by fabian · 61 replies
    me, myseld, and I | 02/26/14 | fabian
    I have been quite appalled at how so very lost the supposed leaders of most of the churches of today are. They purport to represent Jesus' teachings, yet their is outright denial of the very powerful message that satan's grip on us to cause us to sin, is indeed broken. No, rather the ministers of today all over teach a watered down and lying ministry that Jesus merely has saved us from the aweful results of going to hell. Yet, in one simple sentence and act with Mary, when he told her to go and sin no more, he proved...
  • Jesus Would Not Support Modern Day Socialism

    02/15/2014 8:05:22 AM PST · by OneVike · 124 replies
    TRC Magazine ^ | 2/14/14 | Chuck ness
    It has been the aim of the Democrat party since they lost the Presidential election in 2004 to subvert the Christian doctrine with the claim that Jesus was a Socialist. Their goal is to convince Christians that their Social agenda is morally equivalent with the teachings and life of Jesus Christ. They even went so far as to create handbooks to be distributing to pastors of churches that will show them how to use various Bible verses to promote what they call "Christian Socialism." Taking this into consideration, it shouldn't surprise anyone that many Christians across America were fooled...
  • Catholic, Are You Born Again?

    02/07/2014 4:44:09 AM PST · by GonzoII · 123 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | February 5, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Catholic, Are You Born Again? Have you been born again, my friend?” Thousands of Catholics have been asked this question by well-meaning Fundamentalists or Evangelicals. Of course, by “born again” the Protestant usually means: “Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior through the recitation of ‘the sinner’s prayer?’” How is a Catholic to respond?The simple Catholic response is: “Yes, I have been born again—when I was baptized.” In fact, Jesus’ famous “born again” discourse of John 3:3-5, which is where we find the words “born again” (or “born anew”) in Scripture, teaches us about the essential nature...
  • The Anatomy of Original Sin: The Sin of Adam was Far More than Eating a Piece of Fruit.

    02/06/2014 2:39:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 2/5/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many understandings of Original Sin, the sin committed by Adam and Eve tend to describe the sin as the eating of a forbidden fruit. While this description is not inaccurate, it is incomplete and many rightly wonder as to how and why all this trouble came from the mere eating of a piece of fruit.It may be helpful therefore to consider the Sin of Adam more richly. While the eating of the fruit is the external act, like any human act, it proceeds from the heart and admits of some complexity or stages.Perhaps a quote from the Book of James...
  • God Will Avenge The Elect Speedily...Luke 18 pt 5

    And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the...
  • A World Wide Soul ((( Shaking ))) Event !

    01/24/2014 1:32:21 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    1-24-14 | jedediah
    There shall be a "worldwide" Earth (( Quake )) not from plate shifting but from outer space yet in this time and dimension for I AM shaking ALL that can be shaken and this does not include My kingdom or the heavenly for I AM The Rock and Cornerstone of Hope. Therefore all that put their faith on me shall stand and not fall for I AM. There will be utter darkness and then a light but this first light shall fade for it is a false light of hope but then I shall move and My light shall be...
  • SPIRIT LED

    01/16/2014 5:43:07 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 1-16-14 | Jedediah
    My augmentation is "purely" spirit led and guided every step of the way FOR MY WORD IS IN YOU , nothing lacking or missing FOR I AM THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT so do not be anxious that something is missing FOR I AM WITH YOU and will "never" forsake you and this is why I AM your Yes and Amen to all you do in and through Me! Acts 17:27-29 Amplified Bible (AMP) 27 So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each...
  • A threat for the digital age – an avatar Osama Bin Laden...[title shortened]

    US intelligence officers feared that terrorists would create an online avatar of Osama Bin Laden to continue to preach the late Al Qaeda leader’s message for centuries. A study predicted that jihadists would use images and recordings of Bin Laden to put together new speeches and fatwas which would be broadcast online even after his death. Its theories also included terrorists infiltrating virtual reality worlds such as Second Life or online role-playing games such as World of Warcraft to recruit new members.
  • There is only ONE WAY to be saved.

    01/12/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by knarf · 509 replies
    The Bible ^ | January 12, 2014 | knarf
    You don't need a priest, or sacraments, or a "church", or a denomination, or charismatic 'gifts' or baptism or hierarchal permission, sanction nor absolution ...
  • On Being Sober and Serious in Seeking Salvation

    08/22/2010 3:52:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/21/2010 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Today’s Gospel is a sobering summons to be serious about our spiritual life.  Now it is a sad fact today that many, if not most people are not serious about their spiritual life. They do not pray, they do not read scripture, do not attend Mass or go to confession. They are playing around and goofing off like life were some big joke. They are often locked in serious and unrepented sin and will not be ready when judgment day comes. It is just a fact.Perhaps you think I am overly pessimistic but I would argue that I am on...
  • A Summary of our Salvation – A Meditation on the Readings from the 4th Sunday of Advent

    12/23/2012 2:30:44 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 22, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Here on the 4th Sunday of Advent, we are but a day away, practically speaking, from the unfolding of the great mystery of the Word made flesh. It is possible for us to look right past this 4th Sunday of Advent, but we do well to pause and ponder what is taught to us today about the salvation that is to unfold. One significant way we can do this is by pondering the first reading today from the prophet Micah. In four short verses we behold a kind of summary of our salvation, a snapshot of what ails us and...
  • Your Soul Will Last Forever...Mark 8 pt 8

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • Escape From The Iron-Fisted Worldwide Church of God Cult into The Power and Freedom of Jesus Christ!

    01/03/2014 7:51:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    JoyfullyGrowingInGrace ^ | April 15, 2013 | Mark Smith
    It is with a grateful heart that I’ve received yet another testimony. This one like so many others, came via an email, and is a great blessing to me and to others who contend for the Gospel in the arena with those who pursue Torah. Many thanks to Mark Smith for the following. Mark’s story is about coming out of the Worldwide Church of God, from which the Hebrew Roots Movement draws much of its doctrine.This testimony will also appear on the Testimonies Page here at JGIG.If you have a testimony you’d like to share about coming out of the...
  • Was John saved when he believed in Christ's resurrection in Jn. 20:8? Cleopas & Peter in Lk. 24:34?

    12/30/2013 12:24:18 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 33 replies
    12/30/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    1.) When John went to the tomb with Peter in John chapter 20, was he saved when he went into the tomb and believed (John 20:8)? 2.) Was Cleopas (and the other person who was with him) saved when he (and his traveling companion) returned from his trip to Emmaus back to Jerusalem saying that they had seen the risen savior after Jesus broke bread with them and their eyes were opened (Luke 24:33-35)? 3.) More than that, was Peter saved when Luke 24:33-35 says that Peter also saw the risen savior? 4.) And how about Mary Magdalene? Was she...
  • (from April 18, 2011) The hidden exodus:Catholics becoming Protestants

    12/30/2013 9:35:20 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 319 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | Apr. 18, 2011 | Thomas Reese
    ......"The U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has put hard numbers on the anecdotal evidence: One out of every 10 Americans is an ex-Catholic. If they were a separate denomination, they would be the third-largest denomination in the United States, after Catholics and Baptists. One of three people who were raised Catholic no longer identifies as Catholic........."Thankfully, although the U.S. bishops have not supported research on people who have left the church, the Pew Center has. Pew’s data shows that those leaving the church are not homogenous. They can be divided...
  • A Sabbath Day thought: December 29, 2013

    12/29/2013 9:02:31 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 9 replies
    Facebook ^ | 29 December 2013 | Jeff Head
    Well, we had 9 degrees this morning, but warming up to 32 degrees later today. Everyone be safe out there on this Sabbath day, and take time to warm your souls and feed your spirits by remembering and worshiping God in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ, this day. Drink of the living water. John 4:14 "But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
  • The Disease And Cure Of The Soul...Mark 8 pt 3

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them,Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words...
  • The Problem with Christmas

    12/24/2013 11:54:53 AM PST · by impactplayer · 15 replies
    Vanity
    The problem is that the Christmas story starts at the beginning of the end of an epic drama. It’s like picking up a 700 page novel and starting on page 650. You see the ending, but there is no context – no character development – no drama – no power. And as a story it just does not work. This was demonstrated in glaring fashion a couple of hundred years ago when the Gospel was introduced into Korea and Japan. The entire Bible was available in Korean, but only the New Testament in Japanese – Korea became Christian, while the...
  • The Gospel According to Peanuts [Charlie Brown Christmas]

    12/22/2013 1:01:40 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2013 | Lee Habeeb
    What people don’t know is that the Christmas special almost didn’t happen, because some not-so-smart television executives almost didn’t let it air. You see, Charles Schulz had some ideas that challenged the way of thinking of those executives 46 years ago, and one of them had to do with the inclusion in his Christmas cartoon of a reading from the King James Bible’s version of the Gospel of Luke. The more things change, the more things stay the same. There was a standoff of sorts, but Schulz did not back down, and because of the tight production schedule and CBS’s...
  • The Desease Of Soul And The Cure...Mark 8 pt 7

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...