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  • Purgatory is in the Bible

    05/02/2014 12:28:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 218 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | March 11, 2014 | Tim Staples
    Purgatory is in the Bible This may well be the most common single question I receive concerning our Catholic Faith whether it be at conferences, via email, snail mail, or any other venue. In fact, I’ve answered it twice today already, so I thought I might just blog about it.We’ll begin by making clear just what we mean by “Purgatory.” The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches:All who die in God’s grace, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the...
  • The Papacy in Scripture More Than Matthew 16

    05/01/2014 3:25:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 479 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | March 26, 2014 | Tim Staples
    The Papacy in Scripture – More Than Matthew 16 In an earlier blog post, I made the point that the role of St. Peter and his successors is made remarkably clear in Matthew 16:18-19 and its immediate context:And I tell you, you are Peter (Gr.—petros—‘rock’), and on this rock (Gr.—petra—‘rock’) I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.Jesus...
  • Preaching the Book God Wrote, Part 2

    04/03/2014 10:22:22 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 5 replies
    Grace To You ^ | December 07, 2009 | John MacArthur
    John MacArthur INERRANCY, EXEGESIS AND EXPOSITION Postulates and Propositions Let me propose five logically sequential postulates that introduce and undergird my main propositions. These five ideas also establish the true biblical basis for the doctrine of inerrancy: 1. God is (Gen 1:1; Pss 14, 53; Heb 11:6). 2. God is true (Exod 34:6; Num 23:19; Deut 32:4; Pss 25:10, 31:6; Isa 65:16; Jer 10:8, 10:11; John 14:6, 17:3; Titus 1:2; Heb 6:18; 1 John 5:20, 21). 3. God speaks in harmony with His nature (Num 23:19; 1 Sam 15:29; Rom 3:4; 2 Tim 2:13; Titus 1:2; Heb 6:18). 4. God...
  • What are you really afraid of? An answer from the Bible

    07/25/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 24, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What is it that really holds us in bondage? What is it that is truly the source of our problem, our sins, our selfishness, our anger, our lust and pride? Original Sin? Yes but where does the wound of sin really set up shop in us and stay open for business? What does it tap into for its strength? Scripture has an interesting answer to this question: Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of deaththat is, the devil and free...
  • 100 Questions Jesus Asked and You Ought to Answer

    02/11/2012 12:04:19 PM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | February 10, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the bigger mistakes people make in reading Scripture is that they read it as a spectator. For them Scripture is a collection of stories and events that took place thousands of years ago. True enough, we are reading historical accounts.But, truth be told these ancient stories are our stories. We are in the narrative. You are Abraham, Sarah, Moses, Deborah, Jeremiah, Ruth, Peter, Paul, Magdalene, Mother Mary, and, if you are prepared to accept it, you are also Jesus. As the narrative we read unfolds, we are in the story. We cannot simply watch what others say or...
  • The Sufficiency of Scripture, Pt. 1

    10/22/2013 8:55:09 AM PDT · by redleghunter · 10 replies
    Grace to You (GTY) ministries ^ | December 29, 1985 | John MacArthur
    Now something in particular has triggered my interest in this study and I'd like to speak to that, if I might, for a few moments. There is, I believe, a strong and pervasive and somewhat subtle strategy unfolding today among those who call themselves "evangelical Christians." This is being masterminded by the arch enemy, Satan, and sadly being bought into by many many people in evangelical churches. This subtle strong strategy basically is an attack on the sufficiency of the Word of God. Now in all times and seasons, the Word of God is under attack. And we have to...
  • How Rediscovering the Plot of Sacred Scripture is Essential to Evangelization

    12/12/2012 1:03:43 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 11, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the most significant losses in the modern era has been the loss of the Biblical narrative in the hearts and minds of most people. Scripture is the story of the human family, told by God himself. In story form He tells us how we were made and why, what happened why that things are the way they are today. Why do we have infinite longing in a finite world? Why do we struggle with sin so much? How can we be rescued from sin and death and find our hearts true satisfaction? The Biblical narrative answers these sorts...
  • INSPIRATION (Dispensational)

    10/06/2012 6:51:08 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789
    THINGS TO COME, A Journal of Biblical Literature | October, 1895 | Pastor D. M. Stearns of Philadelphia
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  • Farrakhan Slams Obamas Gay Marriage Endorsement: 1st Pres That Sanctioned What Scriptures Forbid

    05/29/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/29/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Farrakhan Slams Obamas Gay Marriage Endorsement: Hes the First President That Sanctioned What the Scriptures ForbidBy Billy Hallowell | The Blaze 9 hrs ago On Sunday, May 27, Minister Louis Farrakhan spoke in San Diego, California, where he delved into a plethora of subjects, ranging from Mexican heritage to Israels alleged war-mongering. Among the topics he weighed in on, Farrakhan also took the time to tackle homosexuality and President Barack Obamas recent endorsement of same-sex marriage. The fiery Nation of Islam leader began by utilizing stories from both the Koran and the Bible to illustrate Gods views on same-sex...
  • Twenty One Reasons to Reject Sola Scriptura

    04/04/2008 11:29:53 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 135 replies · 1,027+ views
    What is Sola Scriptura? "We believe in the Bible alone and the Bible in its entirety as the sole rule of faith for the Christian!" You may have heard these words or something very similar to them from a Fundamentalist or Evangelical Protestant. They are, in essence, the meaning of the doctrine of Sola Scriptura, or "Scripture alone," which alleges that the Bible as interpreted by the individual believer is the only source of religious authority and is the Christians sole rule of faith or criterion regarding what is to be believed. By this doctrine, which is one...
  • Scholars seek to correct 'mistakes' in Bible (seems above-board & sincere)

    08/12/2011 9:04:39 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 55 replies
    msnbc ^ | 12 Aug | Friedman
    A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: The sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened. Scholars in this out-of-the-way corner of the Hebrew University campus have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies publishing the authoritative...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: The Two Meanings of the Bible [Ecumenical]

    06/27/2011 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | Origen, c. 185-254 website 1994 | Origen, c. 185-254 website 1994
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures The Two Meanings of the Bibleby Origen, c. 185-254 The reason why the divine power has give us the Scriptures is not solely to present facts according t the literal interpretation of the narrative. If one looks to the letter of the text, some of the facts have not actually happened and would be irrational and illogical. Granted , the facts that have happened in the literal sense are much more numerous than the facts that have been added and have only a spiritual meaning. All the same, in the face of certain...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: These Words are the Word of God [Ecumenical]

    06/30/2011 8:51:57 PM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | Origen, c. 185-254 websote 1994 | Origen, c. 185-254 websote 1994
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures These Words are the Word of Godby Origen, c. 185-254 The Scriptures that prophesy about Christ, the words that announce his coming and his teaching are inspired by God. They were proclaimed with power and authority and it is for this reason they have conquered so many people's hearts. However, only with the coming of Christ have the divine character of the prophetic writings and the spiritual meaning of the books of the Mosaic Law become apparent. Before Christ it was not possible t produce decisive arguments for the inspiration of the Old...
  • The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures: The Four Gospels [Ecumenical]

    06/17/2011 9:43:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 1+ views
    RC.net ^ | translated 1994 | Irenaeus
    The Early Church Fathers on the Scriptures The Four Gospelsby Irenaeus, Against Heresies, 2nd century There are four gospels and only four, neither more nor less: four like the points of the compass, four like the chief directions of the wind. The Church, spread all over the world, has in the gospels four pillars and four winds blowing wherever people live. These four gospels are in actual fact one single Gospel, a fourfold Gospel inspired by the one Spirit, a Gospel which has four aspects representing the work of the Son of God. These aspects are like the...
  • Professor Horners Bible Reading Plan

    11/21/2010 12:46:13 PM PST · by Immerito · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Pastor Brett ^ | August 23, 2009 | Pastor Brett
    Need a real challenge for your Bible reading? How about 10 chapters a day from 10 different sections of Scripture? Sound crazy? Not to those, like me, who have had their spiritual walk transformed by the increased intake of Gods Word made possible by following Professor Horners system. After less than a month on the plan, my wife said that I was a different man! This should not be surprising, after all, the first half of Psalm 1 says: 1:1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,...
  • Arizonas Immigration Laws Ruling and the Spirit of Lawlessness in America

    07/28/2010 5:32:15 PM PDT · by kindred · 4 replies · 1+ views
    theignorantfishermen.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | DJP
    The current migration of foreigners seeking to enter into the United States illegally is being backed and supported by Obama, the Left and also Moderates (which was also previously supported by the Bush Administration, by the way). Even some prominent evangelical leaders have drunken the kool-aid on this. The supporters of illegal immigration have their own deranged reasoning and agenda in backing this endeavor, but it is one that is based on lawlessness and against the very fiber of the Constitution of the United States. In light of todays ruling on Arizonas new immigration law SB 1070, is it a...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Supposed Contradictions in Sacred Scripture

    04/17/2010 4:05:53 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 186+ views
    Celledoor.com ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Supposed Contradictions in Sacred Scripture 144. In Mt 11:14, Jesus says of John the Baptist, "He is Elijah." But, according to Jn 1:21, John said, "I am not." Which are we to believe? Both, according to the sense intended in each case. St. John the Baptist was not Elijah in person, and knowing that his questioners wanted to know whether he was Elijah in person, he answered no. On the other hand, Jesus did not intend to say that John was Elijah in person. Therefore He said: "If you will receive it, he is Elijah that is to come." Mt...
  • The Rejecters of the Christ of Palm Sunday

    03/28/2010 5:54:17 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 18 replies · 316+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 3/28/10 | DJP I.F.
    As the world celebrates Palm Sunday this Sunday, let us not forget the false perception that the 2.5 million visitors (Jews and Gentiles) from all around the land of Israel and the of the world had that day - the Week of the Passover . The countless multitudes in Jerusalem at that time had totally misunderstood who Jesus exactly was (Matt 23:27, Luke 19:14). These countless multitudes that Jesus had healed from all demonic oppression and from all kinds of diseases had soon forgotten His wonderful works for them. His 3 1/2 year ministry of the preaching of repentance was...
  • Inscription indicates Kingdom of Israel existed in the 10th century BCE

    01/08/2010 7:19:08 AM PST · by bogusname · 30 replies · 1,004+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan 8, 2010 | SHALHEVET ZOHAR
    A breakthrough in the research of the Hebrew scriptures has shed new light on the period in which the Bible was written, testifying to Hebrew writing abilities as early as the 10th century BCE, the University of Haifa announced on Thursday. Prof. Gershon Galil of the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa recently deciphered an inscription dating from the 10th century BCE, and showed that it was a Hebrew inscription, making it the earliest known Hebrew writing. The significance of this breakthrough relates to the fact that at least some of the biblical scriptures were composed hundreds...
  • Making Senses Out of Scripture (Book Review - Excerpt - And Editorial & Reader Reviews

    11/15/2009 5:20:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Mark Shea .com ^ | Mark P. Shea
    The Allegorical Sense of Scripture (excerpted from Chapter 7 of Making Senses Out of Scripture) This means something. This is important. - Roy Neary, contemplating his sculpted pile of mashed potatoes in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As we mentioned in the last chapter, one of the standing temptations of the biblical student is to oversimplify by seizing on one truth and using it to discount other, equally important truths. One such oversimplification consists of the habit some modern people have of exalting the primacy of the literal sense of Scripture into a flat denial of the possibility of...
  • Now 'conservatives' are twisting Scripture

    10/22/2009 9:05:56 PM PDT · by bogusname · 23 replies · 1,096+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 22, 2009 | Joseph Farah
    For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: Revelation 22:18 I've seen some incredibly stupid and misguided initiatives by "conservatives" in my day, but this one takes the cake. Because the Bible has been rewritten to conform with the agenda of "liberals," a self-described "conservative" is spearheading an effort to rewrite it to his liking. If you think I'm joking, read on.
  • The One I Thought I Knew

    10/06/2009 5:52:10 AM PDT · by kindred · 63 replies · 2,326+ views
    The Ignorant Fisherman.com ^ | October 6, 2009 | DJP
    Many dear, professing Christians today, who are dear and sincere in their Christian traditions and personal beliefs, believe in a DIFFERENT Christ (i.e., they have their own Jesus). Therefore they - either knowingly or unknowingly - have rejected the CHRIST of the Holy Scriptures.I personally know how this works. I once had my own Jesus. For years I was a practicing Roman Catholic. From the womb I was taught and raised in the traditions of the Catholic faith (ideology), and in true sincerity I went to church every week, prayed every night, and practiced the Golden rule, but I lived...
  • Did Jesus Reveal to us the name of the Anti-Christ?

    07/28/2009 9:36:23 PM PDT · by Blogger · 252 replies · 19,055+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMAnlMmEPw
  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops recommendations for Bible study

    07/22/2009 10:39:38 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 112 replies · 1,347+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 7/22/09 | Denise Hunnell, M.D.Go to Denise's Home Page
    The US Conference of Catholic Bishops web site recently posted recommendations for Catholics reading the Bible: 1. Bible reading is for Catholics. The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself. 2. Prayer is the beginning and the end. Reading the Bible is not like reading a novel or a history book. It should begin with a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to open our...
  • Hebrew Scriptures And Deuterocanonicals

    06/15/2009 10:19:28 AM PDT · by bdeaner · 64 replies · 934+ views
    Spero News ^ | 8/19/06 | Adrian
    What is the Hebrew canon and are the deuterocanonicals/apocrypha a part of it? During Jesus' time, the Jews, as a whole, did not officially have a list of inspired books or canon. For example, the Sadducees accepted only the Pentateuch as Scriptures while the Pharisees accepted prophetic writings as well as other wisdom books, like Job and Proverbs as inspired. Which canon of Scriptures was known to Jesus, His followers and the first Christians? The answer is that they knew both Palestinian Canon and the Greek Septuagint translation. Greek-speaking Jews also lived in Palestine and were known as Hellenists (Acts...
  • The Daily Psalms [Sun-Sat] - Douay Rheims Version - (As in the Old Breviary) w. Haydock's Commentary

    02/28/2009 10:13:43 PM PST · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 185+ views
    From All Eternity | The Holy Ghost A.K.A. The Spirit
    The Daily Psalms: Sunday Douay Rheims Version MATINS: First Nocturn Psalm 1Beatus Vir The happiness of the just: and the evil state of the wicked. 1 Blessed is the man who hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the chair of pestilence. 2 But his will is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he shall meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree which is planted near the running waters, which shall bring forth its fruit, in due...
  • St. Thomas Aquinas' biblical commentaries on five Pauline letters now online

    02/15/2009 7:18:42 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 408+ views
    Vivificat ^ | Saturday, February 14, 2009 | Tefilo de Jess
    The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal of Ave Mara University has made available the following unpublished translations, done years ago by Fr. Fabian Larcher, of St. Thomas Aquinas's biblical commentaries on Hebrews, Colossians, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, and Ephesians. Until a couple years ago, these unpublished translations - good but left unpublished because they are not critical editions (i.e. with footnotes, using the most critically up-to-date Latin text etc.) - existed only in typescripts kept in a box by Fr. Pierre Conway OP of the Dominican House in Washington D.C. He gave the typescripts to the Aquinas Center on the...
  • New Truth Avoidance part 2

    01/31/2009 8:58:55 AM PST · by Chris DeWeese · 29 replies · 403+ views
    FirstCenturyChristianity.net ^ | 1/30/09 | Chris DeWeese
    After reading the entire Bible and establishing a baseline, there are a couple things one can to do further insulate oneself from new truth. If you havent read the entire Bible from cover to cover, please stop reading now. I have no desire to get people to believe like me, but rather what the Spirit wants to show you. The whole point of Christianity is faith in Christ, not faith in Chris. The first thing is to do a bunch more research and figure out what the first Christians believed and how things got to where they are. In other...
  • Has the pro-Obama "Matthew 25" political action committee misappropriated Matthew chapter 25?

    07/20/2008 9:37:41 PM PDT · by proud2b4family · 8 replies · 368+ views
    Everyone, There is a new political action committee that claims the 25th chapter of Matthew in the Bible as its own. I've posted my thoughts on this to their very own Facebook network. http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=17292483021&topic=5751Please have a look and see if you can help provide counterarguments to the blowback that will inevitably result. Thanks for your help.
  • Prayers/Scriptures for Election

    02/01/2008 7:00:17 PM PST · by Joann37 · 9 replies · 2,878+ views
    Presidential Prayer Team website ^ | 2004 | Presidential Prayer Team
    I found some Scripture references pertaining to the 2004 Presidential Election at the Presidential Prayer Team website. But the actual Scriptures were left out; only the references and the way in which we could apply them were listed. So I added the Scriptures (all are from the NIV). Many of us here are so concerned about the outcome of Tuesday's election. So PLEASE consider taking these Scriptures (and distributing to others, if you feel so compelled) to pray them for our country: Prayers for Election O God, Your plans are firm, faithful and forever. The purposes of Your heart prevail...
  • Gift of the Gospels

    03/02/2007 3:20:52 AM PST · by Condor 63 · 4 replies · 156+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | Friday, March 02, 2007 | GREG GARRISON
    It wasn't exactly "The DaVinci Code," but a Birmingham priest recently jetted around the world and helped deliver one of the most important documents in Christian history to the pope. "It contains the oldest copy of the Lord's Prayer in the world," said St. Paul's Cathedral Pastor Richard Donohoe. Donohoe assisted in the Vatican Library's acquisition of two rare pieces of papyrus, including the oldest surviving copy of the Gospel of Luke and one of the two oldest copies of the Gospel of John. They were handwritten by a scribe about 200 A.D. and found in Egypt in the 1950s....
  • GAYS CONTINUE TO ATTACK CATHOLIC CHURCH - U.S. DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS MORALLY CORRUPT.

    05/22/2006 7:19:44 AM PDT · by servant675 · 7 replies · 453+ views
    There are two basic degrees or types of homosexuality. Individuals in the first group may not know how to deal with their mental disorder, and therefore not all will seek professional counseling. This group struggles with their unnatural feelings and prefers to keep them private, and they deserve our compassion. Some women who have a domineering father will only be attracted to those of their own sex because they have learned not to respect men. The same is true of some men who have a domineering mother. Others, should one of their parents/guardians not truly love them, from a very...
  • Story is not gospel (msm promotes ancient 'Judas' heresy as 'new' revelation)

    04/10/2006 10:46:35 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 11 replies · 515+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sunday, April 9, 2006 | FR. THOMAS ROSICA
    Story is not gospel Toronto Sun Sunday, Aprol 9, 2006 By FR. THOMAS ROSICA This past week, a third-century papyrus manuscript containing the long-lost Gospel of Judas was presented to the public in Washington, D.C. amid much media frenzy. This is certainly interesting for those who study Church history and ancient manuscripts. But it changes nothing about how the Catholic faith views the figure of Judas Iscariot. Lets get the facts straight: This version of a Gnostic gospel appeared about 30 years ago on the Egyptian antiquities market. The text had last been heard of in 180 AD, when...
  • Biblical Scroll Found in Desert

    07/16/2005 12:22:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 260 replies · 5,540+ views
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Saturday July 16, 2005
    An encounter with a Bedouin robber in a desert valley has led to what one Israeli archaeologist described as one of the most important biblical finds from the region in half a century. Professor Chanan Eshel, an archaeologist from Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, said yesterday that the discovery of two fragments of nearly 2,000-year-old parchment scroll from the Dead Sea area gave hope to biblical and archaeological scholars, frustrated by a dearth of material unearthed in the region in recent years, that the Judean desert could yet yield further artefacts. "No more scrolls have been found in the...
  • Back to Basics; Evil Makes a Comeback - (is there such a thing as "evil?")

    06/03/2005 6:07:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 799+ views
    PFM.ORG ^ | JUNE 3, 2005 | MARK EARLEY
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. When the New York Times is willing to consider the possibility that evil exists, you have to wonder whats really going on. Joking aside, the Times ran an intriguing article, titled, For the Worst of Us, the Diagnosis May Be Evil. It gives valuable insight into a secularized culture grappling with the question of what makes people do bad things. Author Benedict Carey writes, Most psychiatrists . . . avoid the word evil, contending that its use would precipitate a dangerous slide from clinical to moral judgment that could...
  • "VAN TIL MADE ME REFORMED"

    04/06/2005 3:49:48 PM PDT · by Dr. Eckleburg · 68 replies · 828+ views
    "New Horizons" ^ | October, 2004 | Eric H. Sigward
    Van Til Made Me Reformed Eric H. Sigward In one of his writings on romantic love, C. S. Lewis alludes to a man skulking through the streets looking for a woman. This, says Lewis, is not true love. True love seeks to have and to cherish, while lust only desires for itself. That would seem to be a coherent Christian statement, but Cornelius Van Til would have considered it to be inadequate. Was that man not a sinner in need of Jesus Christ? What is the difference between Christian and non-Christian love? Without a proper Christian context, Lewis's statement expresses...
  • 2005: The Year of the Revisionist (Bible revision)

    03/16/2005 7:11:35 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 47 replies · 998+ views
    CFP ^ | March 16, 2005 | Judi McLeod
    Welcome to 2005, `Year of the Big Revisionist. The Ides of March, 2005 was the first day consumers could purchase one of the worlds most widely read Bibles, the New International Versionfully "revised". Archaic language in the Holy Book must have been getting to the tragically hip. So much so that a team of 15 American and British scholars were sent to parse and modernize it. Would it be too politically correct to say what the scholars really did? They watered the offensive Bible down and whitewashed its words under the time-wasting guise of only wanting to modernize it. The...
  • PROPHETIC SIGNS THAT WE ARE IN THE END TIMES [A good summary of SOME key evidences--QX]

    11/07/2004 8:40:35 PM PST · by Quix · 1,655 replies · 22,523+ views
    CONTENDER MINISTRIES ^ | 11 JUL 2004 | JENNIFER RAST
    Prophetic Signs that we are in the End Times Contender Ministries -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Bible gives many examples of signs that should warn us of the coming end of the age. Six such signs are given by Jesus, two characteristics are given by Paul, and eleven other occurrences are given by the prophets to occur prior to or soon after the end of the age. While we are also told we will not know the time of the End, God obviously wanted us to know when that time was getting closer. As the Christian church is increasingly drawn into the interfaith...
  • Proposed Canadian legislation could criminalize Scriptures ("C-250" outlaws "hate speech")

    03/30/2004 8:43:05 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 29 replies · 668+ views
    Calgary Herald/Can West News Service ^ | March 29, 04 | Bob Harvey
    Portions of the Bible are in danger of being condemned as hate literature, say religious groups opposed to changes in the Criminal Code to be debated next week by the Senate. In a letter to Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops said Friday that Bill C-250 proposes changes that could lead to the church being prosecuted for its teaching that "sexual conduct between people of the same sex is morally wrong." "Participation in the current public debate on marriage has demonstrated there are individuals who believe that Catholic Church teaching on homosexual behaviour is hatred. We...
  • Advertisement: The New Liberal Bible!

    02/27/2004 6:46:13 AM PST · by PatriotEdition · 20 replies · 464+ views
    Patriot Edition's Weblogs ^ | Febuary 27, 2002 | Billy Kess
    Adverisement: Ladies and gents... Are you sick and tired of Christian "radicals" trying to spread the word of God by quoting those Bible scriptures? Tired of having to know what Leviticus has to say about homosexuality being an abomination? Sick of those lousy, intolerant anti-abortion "fanatics" quoting scriptures about how God knew us when we were still in the womb? Had enough of those stupid 10 commandments? Well finally, the liberals have done something about it! Not since King James has the Bible been reformed with such intensity! Folks, the liberals have re-wrote the Bible! That's right! With the help...
  • UNHOLY ALLIANCE - CARDINAL RENATO MARTINO AND SADDAM HUSSEIN

    01/09/2004 4:56:28 PM PST · by servant675 · 139+ views
    The following is a copy of an e-mail sent to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace on Dec. 16, 2003: ------------------------------- This is the title I gave to this e-mail: UNHOLY ALLIANCE - CARDINAL RENATO MARTINO AND SADDAM HUSSEIN. Contents: International News - December 16, 2003 Cardinal Backs Trial for Saddam Hussein December 16, 2003 02:51 PM EST VATICAN CITY - A top Vatican cardinal said Tuesday Saddam Hussein should face trial for his crimes, but stressed the Vatican's opposition to the death penalty and criticized the U.S. military for portraying him "like a cow" having his teeth checked....
  • Taking Back a Church

    11/22/2003 12:39:57 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 1 replies · 117+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 20 November 2003 | Lawrence Henry
    Special Report Taking Back a Church By Lawrence Henry Published 11/20/2003 12:03:43 AM I'm starting to feel like Frank Gilbreth, the father in Cheaper by the Dozen. While his wife took his twelve children to church, Mr. Gilbreth sat outside smoking a cigar and reading the Sunday papers. Since the consecration of Gene Robinson, openly and actively a homosexual, as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, I just haven't felt much like sitting in our regular pew. A lot of Episcopalians feel the same way. The Robinson consecration marked only the latest in a long series of fallings-away by the increasingly...
  • Anglican Unrest Follows New Bishop

    11/26/2003 6:59:53 PM PST · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 181+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 16 November 2003 | KATHERINE SMITH SANTOS
    Anglican Unrest Follows New Bishop National Catholic Register November 16-22, 2003 by KATHERINE SMITH SANTOS, Register Correspondent DURHAM, N.H. - On Nov. 2, the Episcopal Church in the United States consecrated Gene Robinson as its first openly homosexual bishop. While the event could destroy any hope for formal Anglican-Catholic unity in the near future, some believe it will also serve to drive many Anglicans "home to Rome." How likely is an Episcopal schism? What will the effects on the Catholic Church be? To investigate these questions, the Register talked to Episcopalians, former Episcopalian ministers and Cardinal Walter Kasper in Rome....
  • The Bible and Your Taxes (Alabama governor to increase income taxes based on Scriptures) BARF ALERT!

    07/10/2003 9:59:18 AM PDT · by ppaul · 56 replies · 945+ views
    about.com ^ | 7/10/03 | Charles Henderson
    Here's a Twist on Faith Based InitiativesHere's a twist. The conservative Republican Governor of Alabama, Bob Riley has moved the discussion of faith based initiatives to a whole new level with his bold proposal to INCREASE state taxes by a whopping total of $1.2 billion, the largest in history. Please continue reading below... For a Republican Governor this is surprising enough, but there's more. Riley is using the Bible as a source book for his decision. In a press release announcing his decision, Riley explained: "Alabamians are a faithful people who believe that creating a better world for our children...
  • Israeli Experts Examine Ancient Tablet

    01/13/2003 1:14:31 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies · 554+ views
    Monday January 13, 2003 7:10 PM JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli geologists said Monday they have examined a stone tablet detailing repair plans for the Jewish Temple of King Solomon that, if authenticated, would be a rare piece of physical evidence confirming biblical narrative. The find - whose origin is murky - is about the size of a legal pad, with a 15-line inscription in ancient Hebrew that strongly resembles descriptions in the Bible's Book of Kings. It could also strengthen Jewish claims to a disputed holy site in Jerusalem's Old City that is now home to two major mosques. Muslim...