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  • Here Is What Pope Francis Told Crying Boy Who Asked Whether His Atheist Father Is in Heaven

    04/20/2018 7:54:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/20/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis was tasked on Sunday with answering a challenging question by a little boy, who asked whether his late atheist father, described as a "good" person, is in Heaven. According to Catholic news site Aleteia, the encounter took place when the Vatican leader was meeting with parishioners of St. Paul of the Cross before celebrating Mass. A boy identified only by the name Emanuele was invited to whisper a question he had for Francis, which he did, but was too overcome with emotion to repeat it in public. The pontiff then shared with the parishioners what Emanuele had whispered...
  • Does Calvinism Offer a Basis for the Assurance of Salvation?

    04/11/2018 8:47:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2018 | Randal Rauser
    Calvinism affirms a doctrine known as the perseverance of the saints according to which the truly regenerated disciple will persist in faith. In the words of the seventeenth-century Puritan William Secker, "Though Christians be not kept altogether from falling, yet they are kept from falling altogether."Calvinists insist that perseverance of the saints is a scriptural doctrine. As Paul says in Philippians 1:6: "he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."In addition, Calvinists have also often argued that perseverance has a clear pastoral advantage in that it grounds our...
  • It is Finished. And Bowing His Head He Handed Over The Spirit.

    03/30/2018 5:01:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 3/29/18 | Menagerie
    JN 18:1—19:42 Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to where there was a garden, into which he and his disciples entered. Judas his betrayer also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas got a band of soldiers and guards from the chief priests and the Pharisees and went there with lanterns, torches, and weapons. Jesus, knowing everything that was going to happen to him, went out and said to them, “Whom are you looking for?” They answered him, “Jesus the Nazorean.” He said to them, “I AM.” Judas his...
  • What Easter Means to Me

    03/28/2018 9:11:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/28/18 | Dr. Robert Owens
    This is what Easter means to me: life from death and life evermore I look at my life before Christ and I am struck by the fact that it doesn’t seem like my life. I was born again on Palm Sunday in 1980. I was thirty years old. That has been thirty-eight years ago. When I was first saved, I mourned for all the years I had spent wasting my life trying to do it on my own. I remember praying and asking God to give me as many years to serve Him as I had wasted denying Him. Now,...
  • The Word Is To Be Spoken

    03/14/2018 12:27:28 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 5 replies
    03-14-18 | Frank Broom
    How do you get saved? Notice in Romans 10:10 you believe with your heart and confess with your mouth. So, unless you followed that process you are not saved. Notice, that word confess means to say the same thing. So, you have to believe something from the word and say it to be saved. But, not just saved as in born again because that word saved if you look in the Strong's Concordance means healing, deliverance, preservation, do well. Notice, all those things are connected to your mouth(words). And The Bible shows that for Proverbs 12:6&18 says, "The mouth of...
  • The Soul And It's Value...Mark 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...
  • Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

    02/16/2018 1:10:45 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Hollie McKay
    From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and imprisonment in a Turkish prison, to carving out a life in Sweden, Annahita Parsan’s story is the stuff of a Hollywood movie. Parsan, a convert from Islam to Christianity and mother of two, has emerged as one of the most prominent religious figures in Europe, both because of her unlikely geographic and spiritual pilgrimage and her decision to reach out to Muslims with the gospel -- at great personal risk. The former refugee is now the leader of two congregations in Sweden. She not only...
  • Balaam's Second Word;The Justification of Israel...Balaam pt 7

    And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence. And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the Lord yonder. And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said,...
  • Why Pray for Non-Muslims to Reach Heaven? Perak Mufti Asks After K-Pop Star Vigil (VIDEO)

    12/23/2017 1:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Malaysia Mail Online ^ | Saturday December 23, 2017
    Perak mufti Tan Sri Harussani Zakaria claimed today that Muslims are forbidden from joining the candlelight vigil in memory of the Korean pop star who died of suspected suicide this week. The mufti asked about the necessity for Muslims to pray for a deceased non-Muslim to go to heaven especially when he allegedly committed suicide, after Astro Awani contacted him for his opinion. “Cannot. You’re forbidden from doing that. If the artist or individual was Muslim, we gift him the al-Fatihah verse. If it’s a non-Muslim, why would we pray heaven for him instead? “What more he committed suicide, why...
  • While We Await the Court’s Ruling on Masterpiece Cakes, A Dose of Reality from India

    12/06/2017 4:39:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 6, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The Supreme Court has now heard the arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, a case that pits gay rights against religious rights. But a ruling is not expected until June 2018. That gives us plenty of time to ask ourselves, “Would I lose my livelihood because of my religious convictions? Am I willing to suffer for my faith?” In America, an increasing number of Christians have answered yes to that question, including Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop. People like this should be commended for their steadfastness and should serve as examples to the rest of the Church: We show love...
  • Question: "What is the prayer of salvation?"

    11/12/2017 10:32:21 AM PST · by ealgeone · 115 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Question: "What is the prayer of salvation?" Answer: Many people ask, “Is there a prayer I can pray that will guarantee my salvation?” It is important to remember that salvation is not received by reciting a prayer or uttering certain words. The Bible nowhere records a person’s receiving salvation by a prayer. Saying a prayer is not the biblical way of salvation. The biblical method of salvation is faith in Jesus Christ. John 3:16 tells us, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Brings Hotel Cleaning Woman to Tears With Simple Act

    10/27/2017 5:06:57 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    FaithWire ^ | 10/27/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    “Duck Dynasty” stars Miss Kay and Phil Robertson are known for their kind deeds and penchant for sharing the gospel — and during a recent trip to NYC and Washington D.C., a simple gesture from Miss Kay led to a transformative conversation. Miss Kay explained in a video uploaded to Phil Robertson’s Facebook page on Thursday that she decided to seek out the maid who cleaned her room so she could give her a thank you gift, explaining how the interaction sparked a conversation about the gospel. “I went to find the lady that cleaned my room … and I...
  • Pope: Salvation is "free", do not close the door to anyone seeking it

    10/22/2017 7:00:44 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 24 replies ^ | 10.19.2017 | Staff at
    "The doctors of the law are not just of those times, there are so many even today. That is why we need to pray for shepherds. Pray so that we do not lose the key to knowledge and do not close the door to ourselves and the people who want to enter." Vatican City (AsiaNews) - Do not forget that salvation is free, an expression of God's closeness, because "when you forget the gratuity of salvation you fall, you lose the key to knowledge of the history of salvation". "That is why we need to pray for ourselves as shepherds",...
  • Peter Jenkins Set Out to Walk Across America and Ended Up Finding Himself a New

    10/15/2017 4:32:22 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 28 replies ^ | March 19, 1979 | Patricia Newman
    Peter Jenkins was of the Watergate generation, a cynic who picked up his college diploma and a 75-pound backpack and set off, as he puts it, “to give this country one last chance.” Now more than five years and 4,750 miles later, he is a believer. “I have America in every cell of my body,” he exults, “and I could feel God everywhere.”.. By the time Jenkins reached the Mississippi he was no longer a vegetarian. A poor mountain man in Virginia, who offered Jenkins a lamb chop, had made him feel foolish about his no-meat diet. Once a “hyper...
  • Steve McQueen’s Road to Redemption

    09/25/2017 3:47:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Sep. 25, 2017 | RANDALL MURPHREE
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16a, NASB).“What makes you different?” Steve asked. “I’m a follower of Jesus Christ,” responded Sammy.” The Christian faith of one of the most popular and highly paid 1960s-70s actors is the fulcrum on which Steve McQueen: American Icon is balanced. Greg Laurie, pastor, author, and long-time McQueen fan, narrates the engaging and entertaining documentary that is coming to select theaters this Thursday, September 28, for one night only. Laurie was drawn to McQueen’s story largely because of...
  • ‘Be a Light’: NFL Star Says Everyone ‘Needs Jesus’ — and He’s Getting the Word Out

    09/20/2017 7:54:32 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 09/19/2017 | Billy Hallowell
    Chicago Bears linebacker Sam Acho is a preacher’s son who is passionate about his faith and believes wholeheartedly that Christians are called “to be the hands and feet of Jesus.” Acho expounded upon his faith in a recent episode of The Chicago Sun-Times’ “Face to Faith” podcast, saying that Jesus is part of who he is and that his faith roots run deep. The NFL star’s family even runs a ministry that makes medical mission trips to Nigeria, where they help those in need with dental care, eye care and surgery. “There’s so much in Scripture that talks about …...
  • All About Baptism

    09/05/2017 2:29:01 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 47 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/4/17 | Gary
    Baptism.  Is it required for salvation?  This is a topic that is often glossed over, but when it does come up tends to generate some of the most heated debates.  After all, a topic pertinent to whether or not someone is saved is going to cause some pretty strong friction between Believers.  As with all things, we need to discuss winsomely and lovingly and test everything with Scripture.  I've been on both sides of this debate and two things I've learned are first, baptism is a commanded ordinance and Christians need to immediately obey the command regardless of whether...
  • Half of Protestants Agree With Catholics That Good Deeds and Faith Are Needed for Salvation: Pew

    09/02/2017 7:03:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 180 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/01/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    About half of Protestants in the U.S. now agree with the "historically Catholic belief" that both faith and good deeds are needed for salvation, rather than faith alone, a Pew Research Center survey shows.White Evangelicals stood out as the strongest believers in faith alone, however.Pew, which released the survey to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, explored different questions, though one of the main focuses was on the requirements for salvation.Fifty-two percent of U.S. Protestants said both good deeds and faith in God are needed to get into heaven; 46 percent said faith alone (sola fide) is needed. Among Catholics,...
  • 18 Questions on Assurance of Salvation

    07/11/2017 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 8 replies
    The following 18 questions have been blessed to helping folks come to a decision for Christ - or to give them assurance of their salvation. I have had them written in the flyleaf of my New Testament for many years - and they have born much fruit. My prayer is that you will think on these questions until God through Jesus Christ our Lord, which is our hope, will grant you comfort through faith. I post this not as fodder for argument, but for some material for quiet time meditation with God.
  • Created For Good Works

    07/10/2017 9:14:54 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/10/17 | Gary
    You know that my focus lately has been on correctly preaching the Gospel of Grace.  The Gospel + anything = nothing.  There can be no mixture of law and grace (Romans 11:6).  It's either all law or all grace and we know that no one has ever been able to keep the law except Christ (Psalm 14:3, 53:3, Isaiah 64:6-7, Romans 3:9-23, James 2:10).  The law was not given to make us righteous, but to show us our desperate need for a Savior who actually can make us righteous (Romans 3:19-26, Galatians 3:24).  You can summarize all of Paul's...