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    04/28/2017 5:52:42 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 3 replies
    APRIL 28 EVENINGI will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect. Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Jesus, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. I love the Lord, because He hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him...
  • Footsteps of the Messiah (video)

    07/25/2016 9:30:46 PM PDT · by Lera · 15 replies
    Calvary Chapel Ce ^ | 04-08-15 | John Hessler
    Footsteps of the Messiah , video at link
  • Genesis contradictions?

    12/29/2015 7:13:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies ^ | September 1996 | Don Batten
    In Genesis chapter 2 the order of creation seems to be different to that in chapter 1 with the animals being created (2:19) after Adam (2:7). Doesn't the Bible contradict itself here? Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the KJV/AV Bible says (Genesis 2:19) 'out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air'. On the surface, this seems to say that the land beasts and birds were created between Adam and Eve. However, Jewish scholars apparently did not recognize any such conflict with the account...
  • Kerry: Confronting Climate Change a ‘Responsibility Laid Down in Scriptures’

    09/03/2014 6:58:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    cns news ^ | 9/3/14 | Brittany M. Hughes
    ( - At a ceremony Wednesday honoring Shaarik Zafar, who was just appointed to serve as the State Department's Special Representative to Muslim Communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said “confronting climate change” is “a duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures.” “Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid down in scriptures, clearly, beginning in Genesis,” Kerry claimed. While promoting the need to “unite religious communities” in order to achieve global peace, Kerry pointed to other factors, including climate change, that he...
  • Purgatory is in the Bible

    05/02/2014 12:28:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 219 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 death—that 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
  • Farrakhan Slams Obama’s 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 Obama’s Gay Marriage Endorsement: ‘He’s the First President That Sanctioned What the Scriptures Forbid’By 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 Israel’s alleged “war-mongering.” Among the topics he weighed in on, Farrakhan also took the time to tackle homosexuality and President Barack Obama’s 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 God’s 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 Christian’s 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Horner’s 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 God’s Word made possible by following Professor Horner’s 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,...
  • Arizona’s Immigration Law’s Ruling and the Spirit of Lawlessness in America

    07/28/2010 5:32:15 PM PDT · by kindred · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 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 today’s ruling on Arizona’s new immigration law SB 1070, is it a...