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  • A Biblical Understanding of the Kavanaugh Controversy

    09/30/2018 6:21:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Intercessors for America ^ | September 25, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    The Bible records the factual and outrageous tale of a woman, Mrs. Potiphar, and her attempt to derail the promotion of an exemplary man of character. He was a handsome and most trusted official with important duties providentially being prepared for greater responsibilities as a statesman serving the entire nation. This married and manipulative woman hatched a scheme to falsely accuse this man of serious sexual misconduct. She stirred up grave trouble for Joseph by boldly and emotionally lying that he had attempted to rape her. Her wickedness cost him his reputation, position and landed him in jail. Thank God,...
  • For Justice Kavanaugh: A Psalm of David

    09/24/2018 4:11:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    1 Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked. 2 You are God my stronghold. Why have you rejected me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy? 3 Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. 5 Why,...
  • The miraculous continuity of Scripture

    09/07/2018 12:35:23 PM PDT · by boatbums · 7 replies
    WND ^ | September 4, 2018 | Joseph Farah
    One of the blessings and curses of the internet is the ability it provides us to read many sermons by both contemporary pastors and those of the past. It’s a blessing because there is great wisdom and insight to be discovered. It’s also a curse because of the immense amount of error to be found – especially in teachings found in today’s sermons. Sometimes I find dogmatic statements by teachers that are wholly untrue. Usually, they are written or spoken to make the erroneous point that something shockingly new, unprecedented and unpredicted in the New Testament – something that represented...
  • We won’t live to see Europe’s Christian revival – but it will happen

    02/23/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 2017 | Stephen Bullivant
    Since at least the 1960s – swathes of the Western world have witnessed unprecedented religious change and (for the most part) decline. We have simultaneously witnessed a series of social and cultural revolutions, most recently the technological and media revolution driven by the internet. That alone has profoundly changed the way people think and act... This “new evangelisation” requires that we (and I mean all Christians) are embarking on a centuries-long endeavour. And given this, we need to approach it in the right frame of mind, fortified with a spirituality of patience and perseverance. While we tend to think of...
  • Please Stop Saying — “God Told Me”

    09/07/2017 12:34:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Delivered by Grace ^ | 09/07/2017 | by Josh Buice
    It happened again recently. I was listening to a sermon online and the preacher said, “God told me.” Apparently everyone in the congregation enjoyed it from the response I heard, but I immediately turned it off. This type of communication is becoming more prevalent in Christian circles. It’s showing up in conversations because people are hearing it from the pulpit and reading it in books they purchased from the local Christian bookstore. Perhaps it sounds spiritual or is emotionally stirring to the congregation.Although the “God told me” method of communicating makes for interesting, suspenseful, and entertaining stories, what people...
  • [Catholic Caucus] JEFFERSON CITY’S CATHEDRAL SCHOOL RESISTS LGBT POLICY

    08/30/2017 4:35:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | August 30, 2017 | Bradley Eli
    The flagship school for the diocese of Jefferson City has updated its handbook with clear Catholic instruction to counter the LGBT agenda being foisted on schools. Just in time for the new school year, St. Joseph Cathedral School, has posted on their website a handbook, which on page 65 reads, "Students may not advocate, celebrate or express same-sex attraction in such a way as to cause confusion or distraction in the context of Catholic school classes, activities or events." An inside source, who spoke on condition of anonymity told Church Militant their joy at this surprise turn of events as...
  • What Really Happened at Nicea?

    08/11/2017 10:41:52 PM PDT · by boatbums · 258 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | June 10, 2009 | James R. White
    Summary The Council of Nicea is often misrepresented by cults and other religious movements. The actual concern of the council was clearly and unambiguously the relationship between the Father and the Son. Is Christ a creature, or true God? The council said He was true God. Yet, the opponents of the deity of Christ did not simply give up after the council’s decision. In fact, they almost succeeded in overturning the Nicene affirmation of Christ’s deity. But faithful Christians like Athanasius continued to defend the truth, and in the end, truth triumphed over error. The conversation intensified quickly. “You can’t...
  • The Oracle in Stone

    07/11/2017 8:11:46 PM PDT · by Uri’el-2012 · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | Daniel Sweek
    Prophesy in the Pyramid at Giza.
  • Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture

    05/17/2016 8:15:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-16-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Five Images of the Holy Spirit from Scripture Msgr. Charles Pope • May 16, 2016 • One of the quirks of the post-conciliar liturgy is that the octave of Pentecost was dropped. Generally, the post-conciliar age has tried to emphasize the gifts and works of the Holy Spirit, so eliminating the octave of Pentecost is quite paradoxical. The Feast of Pentecost ranks right up there with Easter and the Nativity, both of which have an octave, yet the octave of Pentecost fell away. And thus on the Monday after Pentecost we are back to ordinary time and green vestments.However,...
  • Scripture & Tradition of God Vs Tradition of Men Over Scripture

    06/18/2017 10:19:30 PM PDT · by boatbums · 80 replies
    The Catholic church and the various Protestant churches attempt to lure each other into a strange circular argument regarding the doctrinal debate over "Tradition Vs Sola Scriptura" (the bible alone). The Catholic faction gets Protestants arguing against all traditions rather than just the inventions of men; and more specifically, the inventions of the Catholic Church. The argument is really against traditions of men that are not supported by the written word of God.  The Catholics will not regard scripture because they are pushing so hard on the point of traditions that they attempt to prove traditions by traditions, or extrabiblical writings,...
  • What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture?

    05/27/2017 9:15:17 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 362 replies
    gotquestions.org ^ | unknown | Got Questions Ministries
    Question: "What is the doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture? What does it mean that the Bible is sufficient?"Answer: The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith. To say the Scriptures are sufficient means that the Bible is all we need to equip us for a life of faith and service. It provides a clear demonstration of God’s intention to restore the broken relationship between Himself and humanity through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior through the gift of faith. No other writings are necessary for this good news to be understood, nor...
  • DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH APRIL 25 [Morning][BIBLE THEME DEVOTIONAL*]

    04/24/2017 7:45:47 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 2 replies
    The Holy Bible | King James
    Thou shalt call His name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins. Ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins. - That we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness. -He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him. 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. The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. - Thus it behoved Christ to suffer, ... that...
  • The Holy Sepulcher: Archaeology says the Evangelists were right

    04/19/2017 4:25:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 19, 2017 | Forum Libertas
    What the opening of the marble slab of the Edicule revealed On October 20th, 2016, one of the most exciting events in centuries took place: the opening of the marble slab guarding the place tradition claims was the tomb of Jesus, inside the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.Underneath that slab there was a second slab, also of gray marble, containing a slit along its side and bearing a Lorraine Cross. Most likely, this is from the time of the Crusades, from the beginning of the 12th century.Once the second slab was removed, the surprises began, according to testimonies gathered from different sources....
  • Jesus Too Would Admit Divorce Today. So Says One of His Society [Catholic Caucus]

    04/13/2017 7:25:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | April 13, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    The instructions laid out two months ago by the general of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, on “what Jesus really said” regarding marriage and divorce have not fallen on deaf ears.On the contrary, some among the Jesuits have been the first to apply them in full. To conclude that “once a marriage is dead” Jesus too would allow divorce today.The Jesuit who has drawn this conclusion from the premises set up by his superior general is not a nobody. He is Fr. Thomas Reese, former editor of the magazine of the New York Jesuits, “America,” and a...
  • Deliver Us From Scripture-citers

    03/27/2017 11:12:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/27/2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    "THE DEVIL can cite Scripture for his purpose," says the wealthy Antonio to his young friend Bassanio in Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice."So can the politician, he might have added. And the party activist.Full disclosure: I've never actually read "The Merchant of Venice." Though I'm familiar with the story, I have yet to actually study the text or even view a performance of the play. But that line about the devil citing Scripture suits the point I want to make, so I plucked it out of context to use in this column.When the Trump administration released an outline recently of...
  • ISIS Inadvertently Proves Bible Historically Accurate

    03/12/2017 1:04:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    NCR ^ | Mar. 8, 2017 | Matthew Archbold
    One archeologist was quoted as saying that ISIS's act of “destruction has actually led us to a fantastic find.” A find that shows the Bible to be correct once again. ...snip So here's how it happened. In 2014, ISIS destroyed a site believed by many to be the burial site of Jonah in Mosul because...that's what ISIS does. They destroy. For some reason they went to town on the place, even using dynamite to destroy it. But a few weeks ago, the area was liberated by Iraqi forces from ISIS. But because the site was blown to smithereens, what was...
  • Would Jesus Scold Trump on Refugees? Leftist commentators manipulate scripture

    02/24/2017 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Peter Heck
    Who would have thought that just a month into the Trump presidency and the progressive left would be demanding our society ask itself what Jesus would do about foreign refugees? Apparently on some issues, that wall between church and state they’re always harping about is almost as porous as our southern border. But before we get caught up in appropriating Jesus to our side of a political issue, I think it is important to be wary of those who prefer selective application of Biblical principle when it comes to the great moral issues of our day. If God’s word should...
  • Bible Reading Plans for 2017

    12/28/2016 4:27:55 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 12/28/16 | Nathan Bingham
    Bible Reading Plans for 2017 from Nathan W. Bingham Dec 28, 2016 Category: Articles Many Christians take the beginning of a new year to evaluate their Bible reading habits, and then change or begin a Bible reading plan.Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105) For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of Bible reading plans for you to choose from. Maybe in 2017 you will read more of the Bible each day. Perhaps you’ll slow down your reading and instead spend more time considering what you read. Whatever it is you’re looking for...
  • At World Youth Day, Pope’s leading Italian bishop suggests Sodom wasn’t destroyed

    08/10/2016 1:58:53 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 80 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 9 August 2016 | Patrick B. Craine
    August 9, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino, a personal appointee of the pope and a prelate who has been extolled as the “prototypical ‘Pope Francis bishop,’” is coming under criticism after delivering a homily to young people at World Youth Day in which he rewrote the story of God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. While the clear meaning of the text is to emphasize God’s hatred of sin, in the bishop’s telling the message of the story is about Abraham’s willingness to emphasize “positive possibilities” and "signs of hope" despite the “misdeeds” of the people of Sodom. It’s...
  • The Agony and Ecstasy: How Was Scripture Inspired?

    07/29/2016 1:45:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 27, 2016 | STEPHEN BEALE
    Ezekiel had his fantastic vision of fire, wind, and four living creatures. John ate a sweet-and-sour scroll out of the hand of a giant angle. Isaiah had his lips scorched by a burning coal from the heavenly altar. Paul was in a catatonic state for three days. Then there’s the agonized lament of Jeremiah:You seduced me, Lord, and I let myself be seduced; you were too strong for me, and you prevailed. All day long I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage I proclaim; The word of...