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  • Resurrection Day

    04/24/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 4 replies ^ | 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...
  • That Man Is Accursed of God...(Holy Week 2011)

    And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.(Deuteronomy 21:22-23)The Christian church has never had such an implacable enemy as Saul of Tarsus. The young Pharisee hated Jesus, and utterly hated christians, seeking to do “many things against...
  • How Easter Killed My Faith in Atheism

    04/20/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 15 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 04-20-2011 | Lee Strobel
    Earlier this week, humorist Ricky Gervais presented his arguments for atheism and why he thought he was a better Christian than many Christians. In this follow-up essay, writer Lee Strobel offers his defense of Easter. It was the worst news I could get as an atheist: my agnostic wife had decided to become a Christian. Two words shot through my mind. The first was an expletive; the second was “divorce.” I thought she was going to turn into a self-righteous holy roller. But over the following months, I was intrigued by the positive changes in her character and values. Finally,...
  • When are you actually Zotted? When you are a retread.

    04/16/2011 8:23:06 PM PDT · by wildcarduces · 25 replies
    Legalism and the New Covenant ^ | 4/15/2011 | Sander O'toole
    When are you Saved? Romans 7 is the key to understanding imputed Righteousness It is clear to me that God first imputed sin to man after the sin of symbolic Adam who "ate of the tree ". I won't bore you with the scripture but it is well known . Man then failed at God's laws in the Old testament and he sent his Son to death on the cross for our Sins consistent with the blood sacrifices in the holy of holys (See Hebrews 9:3) and the passover sacrifices for thousands of years. Jesus died for our sins that...
  • Jesus, Our Propitiation...(Substitution)

    04/14/2011 2:02:27 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    … we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. (I John 2:1-2)In my previous article, I mentioned that certain evangelicals are currently denying the very heart of the christian gospel, that is, the death of Jesus as our substitute in judgment. The only gospel I have ever known is that Jesus died in our place to pay the price for our sin. On the cross he bore the full penalty under the law of God, and suffered...
  • Ark of the Covenant

    04/01/2011 2:01:18 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 37 replies
    All about Archaeology ^ | )4/01/2011 | unknown
    Ark of the Covenant: Mystical Object or Historical Artifact? The Ark of the Covenant means different things to different people. For some, the Ark is a mystical object that contains supernatural powers too terrifying to comprehend. For the pop-culture minded, it is the priceless treasure sought after by the fearless Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. To others, it is an ancient artifact that is highly coveted for its "religious" significance, similar to the "holy grail." With all the societal myths surrounding the Ark, it is worthwhile to take a moment to investigate its true origin and purpose....
  • Controversial book on salvation has Catholics and evangelicals asking for clarity

    03/24/2011 1:59:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    cna ^ | March 24, 2011 | Benjamin Mann
    Rob Bell and his new book "Love Wins" Denver, Colo., Mar 24, 2011 / 06:22 am (CNA).- “Love Wins,” a new book by prominent evangelical pastor Rob Bell, was creating controversy weeks before it was released on March 15, for its non-traditional proposals about eternal salvation and God's judgment. Now, Catholic and evangelical voices are calling for clarity in discussing the issues it raises.Bell's latest work – subtitled “A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived” – was promoted through a video that provocatively asked whether Gandhi, and the majority of the human...
  • New book connects the Eucharist with its Jewish roots

    03/13/2011 2:30:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    cna ^ | March 12, 2011 | Marianne Medlin
    Dr. Brant Pitre and his new book "Jesus and The Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" New Orleans, La., Mar 12, 2011 / 05:43 pm (CNA).- Dr. Brant Pitre hopes his new book on the Jewish roots of the Eucharist will help Catholics understand the “great gift” of the sacrament, as well as their privileged role in the “divine drama” of salvation history.  In a recent interview with CNA, Dr. Pitre – a professor of Sacred Scripture at Louisiana's Notre Dame Seminary  – discussed his latest book, “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the...
  • How Do You Obtain Salvation Through Belief in Christ?

    02/25/2011 7:30:43 PM PST · by Benchim · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Antinomianism and Salvation ^ | 2/22/2001 | Gart O'Toole
    And what is the condition for this absolute forgiveness? And what must we do to reach "imputed righteousness"? Very simple. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world,but that the world might be saved through him. 18 He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son Of GOD.
  • Salvation: By Grace or by Works? (REAL LDS/Mormon)

    02/24/2011 2:37:58 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 56 replies ^ | Gerald N. Lund
     Salvation: By Grace or by Works?     By Gerald N. LundGerald N. Lund, "Salvation: By Grace or by Works?", Ensign, Apr. 1981, 17   When the Apostle Paul was imprisoned at Philippi, he was asked by a distressed jailer, “What must I do to be saved?”Without reference to obedience or repentance or good works that he himself so often spoke of, Paul simply answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” (Acts 16:30–31.)But in a church that also has many ancient and modern scriptural passages stressing works of righteousness and the importance of obedience to the laws and...
  • The Prince of Screw Ups.

    02/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PST · by alleyesonCHRIST · 3 replies
    All Eyes on CHRIST ^ | 2/24/2011 | Charles C. Matthews
    Man have I screwed up in my life. In fact, I have screwed up a lot. I continually do no matter how hard I try to do better. I certainly do not deserve to be a Prince, but yet that is exactly what I am. In fact, the kingdom to which I am an heir is the wealthiest in the entire world. The streets are made of gold. My Father, well, He is the King of Kings. All will one day bow to Him. How bout you? Are you a Prince or Princess? Well, you can be. In fact, my...
  • Is it God's will that all people be saved?

    02/19/2011 8:23:25 AM PST · by wmfights · 283 replies
    "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim. 2:3-4)."The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance" (2 Pet. 3:9). To begin with, the answer to the question "Is it God's will that all people be saved?" must be "Yes," because that it what the Bible says. But does that mean that all will be saved? The...
  • Muslim Brothers;not quite the YMCA

    The Washington Post yesterday commented that the Muslim Brotherhood , which was founded in 1928 by Hassan Al Banna, and inspired Hamas and Al Quida , was inspired by the YMCA. “inspired by the YMCA when it was founded in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood has been under a ban since 1948, and its real size is difficult to gauge. The group was brutally repressed by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in the 1950s and 1960s. Since then, it has at times been propped up as a foil – especially for Western audiences – with periodic crackdowns that have sent many of...
  • The Three Legged Stool of Salvation

    01/29/2011 7:06:07 PM PST · by Benchim · 179 replies
    Antinomianism and the New Covenant ^ | 1/25/2011 | Gart O'toole
    Salvation has three legs supporting the entire doctrine. Leg 1: The first Leg on the Stool is Belief in Christ. Belief means to steadfastly trust in the fact-- that Jesus is the Son of God. The Greek word is pistevo. "For God so greatly loved the world that He gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). You will find nothing in the definition requiring "obedience" or "sinless" conduct . This is the foundation of antinomianism. John 6:28-29 Then they asked...
  • It is entirely John 3:16

    01/15/2011 5:54:01 PM PST · by Benchim · 27 replies
    Antinomiamism and Salvation ^ | 1/15/2011 | Gart O'Toole
    And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [of your own doing, it came not through your own striving], but it is the gift of God;(Ephesians 8)Christ himself says this in Mark 3:28. Do you think he meant it? 28'I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them." Notice the future tense. At the time he spoke these words, all men were condemned by imputed sin of Adam just as they are now but not condemned by imputed righteous for those who accept HIM. He is reported again as saying the same thing in...
  • There is NO JUDGMENT for believers!!

    01/10/2011 6:45:01 PM PST · by Benchim · 36 replies
    Antinonianism and Salvation ^ | 1/10/11 | Gart O'Toole
    I am stunned at the intentional misinterpretation of the Bible to keep you in the bondage of "works'. Christ died on the cross to ATONE for your sin if you believe in Him as the Son of God. You then stand imputed righteous !! There is nothing left to judge. THERE IS NO CONDEMNATION IN CHRIST JESUS. Romans 8:1. You are a joint heir with Christ himself . How could you be tried by Jesus? Look at the main scriptures used by professional Christians to make you do stuff.
  • Have You Been Saved?

    01/10/2011 5:06:57 AM PST · by Paragon Defender · 81 replies ^ | Dallin H. Oaks
    Have You Been Saved? Elder Dallin H. OaksOf the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles  Dallin H. Oaks, “Have You Been Saved?,” Ensign, May 1998, 55As Latter-day Saints use the words saved and salvation, there are at least six different meanings.   What do we say when someone asks us, “Have you been saved?” This question, so common in the conversation of some Christians, can be puzzling to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is not our usual way of speaking. We tend to speak of “saved” or “salvation” as a future event rather than something that has...
  • The Love That Wont Let Us Go...Romans 8

    What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)What things is Paul referring to here ? Certainly the things discussed in Romans 8 itself. No condemnation, the indwelling of the Spirit, adoption as Sons of God, the gift of a joint inheritance with Jesus Christ, and the assurance that everything we go through in this life, is being made to work together for the...
  • I'm Saved -- What now?

    01/03/2011 6:03:42 PM PST · by Benchim · 24 replies
    Antinomianism and the New Covenant ^ | 1/3/2011 | Gart O'toole
    After you are saved, why are you still sinning like Paul in Romans 7? Why are you still despicable? Why are you still thinking in the gutter? Because you are living in the human self. Not the "old self". You will never change . But you want to change but you don't know what to do. Now God has GIVEN you eternal life. All he asks is that you believe in his Son. Is that it? Your parents can not separate themselves as your parents and neither can God. Your parents will come to the penitentiary to visit you for...
  • Happy excommunication dayMartin Luther excommunicated

    01/03/2011 10:40:41 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 538 replies
    This Day in History ^ | 01/03/2011 | not stated
    On January 3, 1521, Pope Leo X issues the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem, which excommunicates Martin Luther from the Catholic Church. Martin Luther, the chief catalyst of Protestantism, was a professor of biblical interpretation at the University of Wittenberg in Germany when he drew up his 95 theses condemning the Catholic Church for its corrupt practice of selling indulgences, or the forgiveness of sins. He followed up the revolutionary work with equally controversial and groundbreaking theological works, and his fiery words set off religious reformers all across Europe. In January 1521, Pope Leo X excommunicated Luther. Three months later,...