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  • Does The Glorified Body of Christ Have Blood?

    07/18/2018 1:52:36 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 124 replies
    Shameless Popery ^ | December 5, 2012 | by Joe Heschmeyer
    One of the strangest beliefs that I’ve come across through this blog is the idea that the glorified Body of Jesus Christ contains Flesh and Bones, but no Blood. I first came across it in a reader comment; since then, I’ve heard this view advanced by several Protestant apologetics websites, like the popular Calvinist apologetics blog CARM (Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry), along with Let Us Reason Ministries, and Bible.ca. Additionally, this appears to be the traditional Mormon view, one endorsed by their founder, Joseph Smith. As you’ll soon see, this theory suffers from a number of problems: the Scriptural...
  • [Cath Cauc] “I propose to the Pope that environmental protection be included in the Code”

    07/17/2018 3:53:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Vatican Insider / La Stampa ^ | July 17, 2018 | ANDREA TORNIELLI
    A new canon to be inserted in the Code of Canon Law, dedicated to the “grave duty” of the Christian faithful not only “not to harm” but also to “improve” the natural environment. This is the proposal that Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President Emeritus of the Dicastery for Legislative Texts, intends to make to Pope Francis, as he himself announced during the meeting entitled “Dialogue on Catholic Investments for the Energy Transition”, held in Rome last 12 July 2018. The meeting was an opportunity for discussion - behind closed doors - between representatives of Vatican institutions, foundations and Catholic organizations committed...
  • Couple Headed to Prison After They Refused Medical Care for Their Premature Baby Girl

    07/17/2018 1:04:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 17, 2018 | John Stonestreet
    Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn’t get the same treatment as everyone else. What does being born change about a child? Speaking strictly scientifically, nothing of consequence. A child minutes before birth is the same as a child minutes after birth: same physical capabilities, same level of development, both highly dependent on others, they even look more or less the same. Both dream, suck their thumbs, respond to mom’s voice, and feel pain. But when it comes to both federal and state law, the difference between an unborn baby and...
  • The Shroud Of Turin Is Not Jesus' Burial Cloths

    07/17/2018 1:36:35 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 60 replies
    Patheos ^ | March 2, 2015 | Kermit Zarley
    Tonight, CNN presented a one hour television documentary special entitled “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery.” I thought this title was inappropriate because the entire episode was about whether or not the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus. Thus, the title should have had “Shroud of Turin” in it or the like. CNN did some advertising of this special, so I think they were a bit deceptive about whole thing. They interviewed some scholars, including Ben Witherington III who is a friend of mine. I am always surprised by the attention given the Shroud of Turin by many...
  • My Savior's Hands - Song

    07/15/2018 5:40:49 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    My Savior's Hands - Lyrics (Isa. 53, Zech. 12:10, Mark 1:41, John 9:6-7; 20:20, 1 Peter 3:18, Rev. 1:7; 16-18; 22:3-5) I waited patiently for my Lord and He heard my cry He spoke to me from His precious Word and said, I am nigh And at this time, He brought me to see, His precious hands Those hands, His precious hands, were pierced right through for all our sins And when I think, on such wondrous things, O my Savior's hands Those hands, My Savior's hands, testify of all His selfless love And EVERMORE, all shall see, His precious...
  • Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique

    07/13/2018 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Salvation · 70 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-12-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Study Affirms Earth Is Uncommon and Perhaps Even Unique Msgr. Charles Pope • July 12, 2018 • A new study has been issued from Oxford University that casts doubt on the notion that there is “intelligent” life in abundance elsewhere in the universe. More on that study in a moment.Meanwhile, I have written from time to time on the question of whether there is other intelligent life in the universe. As a Catholic, I have no need for the answer to be yes or no; the Church does not teach on this one way or another. Neither do the...
  • Former Vatican Bank Chief: Authors of New World Order Demographic Collapse Influencing the Vatican

    07/12/2018 6:06:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/9/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, July 7, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — The demographic collapse of the West in recent decades was planned in order to create the necessary conditions to usher in a New World Order, and the authors of this collapse are now influencing the Vatican at the highest levels, the former president of the Vatican bank has said. Speaking at the first international conference of the John Paul II academy for human life and the family, Italian economist and banker Ettore Gotti Tedeschi said efforts to decrease the world’s population by globalist elites have set in motion a series of predictable and intended...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Towards a “Christ-Free” Church

    07/11/2018 7:45:56 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 11, 2018 | Riccardo Cascioli
    In presenting the Vatican Conference held July 5-6 to mark the third anniversary of Laudato Si, the Dicastery for the Service of Integral Human Development announced that it has become “plastic-free” as a way of giving good example to everyone. But is this the witness that Christ has asked for?Last week, from July 5-6, a large international conference was held at the Vatican which wanted to make a big deal about the third anniversary of the publication of the encyclical letter Laudato Si. The title of the conference was “Saving Our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.”...
  • REAL FLESH! REAL BONES! REAL BLOOD! - PART I

    07/10/2018 12:24:36 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 54 replies
    Online Sermons ^ | June 13, 2010 | Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.
    A sermon preached at the Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles Lord’s Day Morning, June 13, 2010 “And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them” (Luke 24:41-43). Oh, I know that the subject of this sermon might disturb some preachers! But they may not have studied the subject thoroughly, may not have meditated on verses about Christ’s resurrection long enough! Preachers ought to speak loud and clear...
  • The Technological Tipping Point

    07/08/2018 6:29:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 7/8/18 | Matt Ward
    “Winston kept his back turned to the telescreen. It was safer, though, as he well knew, even a back can be revealing” (1984, George Orwell). It is no overstatement to say that we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that is going to change our world forever. This technological transformation is happening right now, and we will see significant change occur, not over the next couple of decades, but within the next couple of years. Very few people in today’s busy world are aware of just how much their lives are about to change, and how unavoidable and...
  • [Barf Alert] Cardinal warns of 'possible collapse' of Earth's livability at Vatican event

    07/06/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 50 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | July 5, 2018 | Joshua J. McElwee
    Vatican City — The Vatican's secretary of state warned July 5 that humanity is facing a "possible collapse" in the Earth's ability to sustain life, as part of a two-day conference hosted by the Catholic Church to urge global leaders to mitigate the devastating impacts of climate change. In an address opening the "Saving Our Common Home" event, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said there is a "clear urgency" to the task and that people around the world, "as members of the common household, need to come together." The Vatican's Dicastery for Integral Human Development is hosting the July 5-6 event among...
  • Vatican Profiles Al Gore Praising Francis’ ‘Spiritual Leadership’ on ‘Solving Climate Crisis’

    07/05/2018 4:44:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/5/18 | Doug Mainwaring
    July 5, 2018, (LifeSiteNews) – Vatican News, the Holy See's "information system," featured former U.S. Vice President Al Gore praising Pope Francis for his “spiritual leadership” and for being a “moral force” in combating what he called a “manmade” “climate crisis.” “In particular, his papal encyclical, Laudato si, marked a crucial step for the Catholic church in leading the world to commit to addressing the climate crisis ahead of the Paris Agreement,” said Gore. “Virtually all of my Catholic colleagues and friends are thrilled to the marrow of their bones that he is providing this kind of spiritual leadership. As...
  • Economist Sachs acts as pope’s cheerleader on ‘Laudato si’

    07/04/2018 5:59:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    Crux ^ | June 30, 2018 | Christopher White
    Jeffrey Sachs - one of the world’s best-known economists - is also arguably one of the world’s biggest cheerleaders of Pope Francis and believes him to be the most important moral leader in the world today. Sachs, who is not Catholic, has advised the Vatican on papal documents for over 25 years now. Despite having notable disagreements with the Church on issues such as contraception and population control, he’s accepted the call of the last three popes for people of “goodwill” to dialogue with the Church and seek common understanding.Through his work with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Sachs was...
  • Hillsong Worship Pastor’s Evolution Comments Spark Fierce Debate Among Christians

    06/28/2018 7:29:59 AM PDT · by Theo · 65 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 06/26/2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Hillsong Church has, over the years, hardly avoided the limelight, often finding itself at the center of hotly-contested debates. Now one of its biggest leaders is running headlong into the creation debate. Joel Houston, eldest son of the Sydney-based church’s founders, lead musician in the worship band Hillsong United, and co-pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, tweeted Monday that “evolution is undeniable.”
  • chuck missler funeral service

    06/19/2018 8:37:15 PM PDT · by the_daug · 16 replies
    Koinonia House ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Koinonia House
    Charles "Chuck" W. Missler went to be with the Lord May 1, 2018. This is the funeral service celebrating the earthly ministry of an incredible man. 00:00:15 Chuck's Body Carried In 0:01:10 ♫ Aotearoa | God Defend New Zealand 0:07:18 ♫ Amazing Grace 0:10:00 Ron Matsen's Introduction 0:11:27 Ron Introduces Hal Short 0:11:58 Hal Short's Tribute to Chuck 0:16:59 Ron Introduces Ian Worby 0:17:54 Ian Worby's Tribute to Chuck 0:28:22 Ron Introduces Graham Preston 0:29:38 Graham Preston 0:42:46 Ron introduces Kathy Packwood 0:45:21 Kathy Packwood 0:50:33 Ron Matsen's Tribute 1:17:27 Ron introduces Brian Hughes 1:17:41 Brian Hughes' Eulogy 1:43:55 Brian's...
  • The Called Out Ones

    06/19/2018 8:43:07 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 71 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 6-19-2018 | Gary
    There are so many religions, let alone Christian denominations, how can anyone know what to believe?  And even if Jesus is the truth, which denomination can honestly claim to be the "closest" to the truth?  Who are the real Christians? Everything is Counterfeit Christianity For starters, it is important to understand that Judeo-Christianity predates all modern religions, beginning in the 20th century BC when Abram heeded God's call to migrate to Canaan.  His monotheistic faith not only set the stage for the Bible to be written, but also for the coming of the Messiah (the Redeemer of mankind).  Judaism proper—adherence to the...
  • Evangelicals Oppose Drilling in the Arctic Refuge

    06/18/2018 9:44:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/18/2018 | Mitch Hescox
    Over 16,000 pro-life Christians have recently signed a petition asking that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be protected from drilling. The reason we are speaking out is because we are "called by God to be a steward of America's majesty." And the Arctic Refuge is one of the most majestic places in our nation. Unfortunately, the Arctic Refuge has never been more imperiled. After four decades of attempts, last year drilling proponents succeeded in attaching an amendment allowing drilling to a must-pass spending bill. Even past staunch Republican defenders of the Arctic Refuge voted the wrong way this time. Before...
  • Clergy Buy Cassocks Recycled from Bottles as Church of England Joins War on Plastic

    06/14/2018 6:58:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5/26/28 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England has joined the war on plastic as vicars buy cassocks made from recycled bottles. A clerical clothing manufacturer has launched the first-ever plastic cassock in a bid to make priestly clothing more eco-friendly. Butler & Butler has begun selling a men's cassock made from 100 per cent recycled polyester made from reclaimed PET bottles. The company, which specialises in fair trade and organic clerical outfits, first began selling the clothing a fortnight ago and Mr Butler says it has been popular with ethically-minded clergy. Director of the company the Rev Simon Butler said it had come...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 11 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/11/2018 6:42:53 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 11 (NKJV) The Folly of Wickedness01 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD, 00 But a just weight is His delight. 02 When pride comes, then comes shame; 00 But with the humble is wisdom. 03 The integrity of the upright will guide them, 00 But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 04 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, 00 But righteousness delivers from death. 05 The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, 00 But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. 06 The righteousness of the upright...
  • Pope Urges Top Oil Executives to Convert to Clean Fuel

    06/10/2018 6:29:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    (VATICAN NEWS) Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy. Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to “Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home”, Pope Francis said “civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization”. The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturday, was promoted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Notre Dame University. It saw the participation of senior executives of leading oil and gas companies including ExxonMobil, Eni, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and Pemex. In his...