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  • Report: Aaron Hernandez Had “John 3:16” Written on His Forehead

    04/19/2017 2:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mike Florio
    More details are emerging regarding the death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, and they’re troubling. Via WBZ-TV, the phrase “John 3:16” was written on Hernandez’s forehead, and red marker was on his hands and feet. “John 3:16” is a popular Biblical verse, the 16th verse of the third chapter of the Gospel According to John: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • Christian Orthodox Leader Calls on Erdogan to Repent and Convert from Islam or Find Himself in Hell

    04/16/2017 3:46:37 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title:   Christian Orthodox Leader Calls on Erdogan to Repent and Convert from Islam or Find Himself in Hell with Mohammad Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus caused a controversy this week when he wrote Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and urged him to convert to Christianity.Seraphim told Erdogan to make Vladimir Putin his godfather in a 37 page letter. He warned Erdogan he may find himself in hell with Mohammad.Neoskosmos reported: Greek Orthodox Bishop, Metropolit Seraphim of Piraeus has caused controversy by urging Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to convert to Orthodoxy with Russian President Vladimir Putin as...
  • Who Will Be Raptured?

    03/24/2017 6:17:19 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 75 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 3/24/17 | Gary
    It's a hotly debated topic that scares Christians more than non-Christians and causes great fear and confusion all around: who will be counted worthy to escape before the Tribulation (Rev. 3:10, Luke 21:36)?  Who will be raptured?  I've been scared myself by this question because I know that I'm not perfect.  I strive to be perfect, but I, like Paul, still battle against this body of sin and death (Romans 7:21-25). If the level of worthiness that God requires for us to be raptured is our own perfection and sinlessness then neither you nor I have any hope of...
  • Do All Roads Lead To God? Which Religion is Right?

    03/01/2017 4:17:49 PM PST · by metmom · 162 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | Jan 5, 2017 | Shane Idleman
    Over the last few weeks we’ve been discussing the differences between certain religious groups. People are asking, “How do you know what religion is right? Who are you to say what is right or wrong?” I’m no one – please don’t take my word for it – look to God’s Word for the truth. The Romans road to salvation has been very helpful during these types of conversations—it uses verses from the book of Romans to explain, not only why we need salvation, but how a person is really saved. All paths do not lead to heaven: “Enter by the...
  • Can I lose My Salvation?

    02/20/2017 5:31:52 AM PST · by metmom · 358 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Shane Idleman
    A common question for many is, “Can I lose my salvation?” I’ve heard both sides of the argument, and only God truly knows a person’s heart, but I can share a few thoughts. The reason there is a debate is because the Scriptures teach that salvation is a gift from God that cannot be earned, but they also offer warnings about falling away. There should be a healthy tension between God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. This issue should not create a spirit of division, elitism, or theological superiority. One school of thought suggests that salvation cannot be lost, as in...
  • Do Babies And Children Go To Hell?

    02/15/2017 6:10:52 AM PST · by bogusname · 69 replies
    The Bible makes it very clear that babies and children do not go to hell...even if their parents are wicked.
  • The Tightrope Of Faith

    01/09/2017 12:21:34 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 1 replies ^ | 1/9/17 | Gary
    I came to faith at the age of eight and to this day I still remember the sacred feeling I had, the incredible conviction with which I felt full of, and the sense of acceptance and forgiveness I felt from God and other Christians.  The following Sunday night, partaking of communion, I held the tiny plastic cup of grape juice as a woman might hold her newly received engagement ring with all awe and wonderment.  I still pointedly remember looking at the object in my young hand and believing with absolute certainty that all my sins had been washed away....
  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    01/04/2017 10:56:54 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • God’s Greatest Gift Meets Humanity’s Most Desperate Need

    12/24/2016 8:10:09 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 8 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 12/24/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    We lie about Christmas, because the real meaning and message of Christmas makes us confront a frightening truth. Christmas means one thing and one thing only. As C.S. Lewis put it, Christmas is the story of how the rightful king has landed. When Jesus stood before Pilate, just prior to going to his execution, the Roman governor asked Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” After some discussion Pilate concluded to Jesus, “You are a king, then!” Jesus answered him, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for...
  • " A Woman And An Angel"...Cristmas Sermon # 2

    12/19/2016 1:26:51 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    12-16-16 | Bill Randles
    Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?( Genesis 3:1-2)The Angel approached the couple in the garden very calmly, and in an attractive form. “Eve, has God really forbidden you to eat of all of the trees of the garden?” By exaggerating the prohibition placed upon the couple, the serpent was probing, looking for any indication of a rift between they and God. And the woman said unto the serpent,...
  • Pope extends power to forgive abortion to all priests

    11/21/2016 8:37:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    AOL News ^ | November 21, 2016 | Reuters
    VATICAN CITY, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors. Francis, who has made a more inclusive and forgiving Roman Catholic Church a characteristic of his papacy, made the announcement in a document known as an "apostolic letter" after Sunday's close of the Church's "Holy Year of Mercy". He said he wanted to "restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life" but "there is no sin...
  • Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves?

    11/21/2016 7:34:49 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-20-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Was Christ Crucified Between Two Thieves? Msgr. Charles Pope • November 20, 2016 • It is good and necessary to ponder more of the Gospel of yesterday’s Solemnity of Christ the King. It remains a profound teaching that Christ was crucified between two thieves. Why?St. Thomas Aquinas proposes three answers to the question. Let’s consider them, with particular emphasis on the third. I. To Identify with Fallen Sinners – St Thomas said, As Christ became accursed of the cross for us, so for our salvation He was crucified as a guilty one among the guilty (Comm. xxxiii in...

    11/09/2016 11:13:19 AM PST · by Maudeen · 17 replies
    Self | 11/9/2016 | Self
    It was bittersweet at the election polls yesterday. As an election judge, I was able to overhear comments among the various voters. The overall sentiment was “we need to protect our freedoms”. . . the turnout more than doubled last year’s. Several first time and also several young voters. However as I looked at the lines of voters . . .it immediately came to mind that “the fields are indeed ripe for the Harvest and the workers are few.” Churches cannot remain operating in the "business as usual" mode in these end times. God will use His Church to witness...
  • American Christians Cave on Core Beliefs Only 40% say hell is for those who reject Jesus

    10/29/2016 3:23:42 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 146 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2016 | WND Exclusive
    The number of professing Christians is declining in America. And it’s not just because of the media, the public schools or even activism by atheists. It’s because Christians themselves are genuinely ignorant about the tenets of their faith, according to a new study. . . . .
  • Andy Stanley Defends Teaching Methods Against Charges His Approach Undermines Scripture

    10/05/2016 6:35:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 154 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/5/2016 | BRANDON SHOWALTER
    Pastor Andy Stanley is defending his approach to preaching amid questions from prominent evangelical leaders who contend his methods undermine the Bible's authority and pave the way for unbelief. In a lengthy article in Outreach magazine on Friday, the pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, responds to his critics and affirms that he believes in biblical inerrancy. What he is doing, he argues, is changing the angle from which he speaks to more effectively engage a post-Christian society, particularly millennials who have left the Church. Controversy arose in light of Stanley's recent sermon series wherein he argued...
  • Evangelist Ray Comfort on Why He Never Leads People in "Sinners Prayer"

    09/30/2016 11:36:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 203 replies
    Christian Post ^ | September 6, 2016 | JEANNIE LAW
    New Zealand-born evangelist Ray Comfort, who's best known for his street evangelism in which he asks people about God, the Bible, sin and salvation, explains why he never leads people in the "sinner's prayer." In Comfort's many taped evangelism videos he is rarely seen praying with those he encounters and has received many questions from believers who are curious about this particular omission. One commenter posed the question to Comfort on Facebook last Friday: "You often have them at the point of belief but then don't allow them, or encourage them, to confess. You do great work to get them...
  • A prayer for our nation - please read!

    09/20/2016 11:44:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies
    A friend | 20 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders unfold. This scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do that. We have never been more desperate than now for God to heal our land. This election is the scariest I remember in my lifetime. 2 Chronicles 7:14. "If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from...
  • What Is Repentance?

    09/14/2016 12:01:58 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 10 replies ^ | 9/12/16 | Gary
    What is repentance?  Is it turning from sin?  Is it not sinning?   Is it reforming one's life?  Is it getting cleaned up first, before coming to Christ? No word causes greater trepidation and uncertainty among those considering a decision of faith and no word causes greater fear and confusion among those already in the Church. This word has caused me some of the greatest angst in my life, largely because of how I've understood it: turning from sin, reforming my ways, being perfect.  Yet I continue to fail.  Daily.  This incredible dichotomy exists in my mind between the biblical...
  • Hillary's "irredeemable" slur is un-Christian (vanity)

    09/10/2016 10:13:05 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    me | 9/10/16 | me
    One quick observation: by labelling a large segment of Americans as "irredeemable," Hillary is denying the redeeming power of God through Jesus Christ. I am not a Christian scholar, but I think that one Christian tenet is that everyone, however vile, is redeemable through Salvation (which is loosely synonymous with redemption). (Please, someone correct me if I am wrong.) Beside the chilling tone of her remark, it strikes me as symptomatic of a Godless worldview. After all, one name for Jesus is "Christ the Redeemer." Hillary seems oblivious to all of this.
  • The New Song...Rev 4-7 pt 11

    And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:8-9)In...