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  • Are Rabbinic Interpretations of the Bible Accurate?

    04/21/2014 4:54:57 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 42 replies
    Biblical Anthropology ^ | April 19, 2014 | Alice C. Linsley
    Misunderstanding can result from the mechanical reproduction of previously published ideas either because those ideas are taken out of context or because they are based on factual errors. The way authors sort and select data, without verifying the source or checking the facts, leads to distorted interpretations. This problem must be anticipated in Bible interpretation where it is common to rely on what the rabbis have written. As the Bible is viewed as a Jewish religious text, it is natural to seek rabbinic guidance. Christians tend to read the Old Testament through rabbinic sources. Many pastors use commentaries written by...
  • Israel Since Messiah's Rejection - A Desolation

    04/16/2014 5:38:39 AM PDT · by kindred · 9 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen.com ^ | 04/15/14 | DJP I.F.
    Since the REJECTION of Israel's Messiah (Isa. 53, Dan. 9:22-27). the godless gentiles of the world have been absolutely brutal to the "Apple of Almighty G-d's eye" climaxing with the Jewish Holocaust under the murderous Nazis. Almighty G-d's chastising hand has been clearly seen but Israel has refused to return to their KING and have misread Almighty G-d's chastisement (Lev. 26, Deut. 28-40). Tragically since 70 A. D Almighty G-d has given them over to their own desires, works and thinking and they have reaped the horrific whirlwind ever since (Lev. 26, 2 Chron. 7:12-22). One of the scattered children...
  • Jehovah's Witness prediction spurs evangelism

    04/16/2014 4:44:17 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 19 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The 100th anniversary of Jehovah's Witnesses' prediction that history would end in 1914 presents an opportunity for leading members of the group to faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior, a Southern Baptist expert on Christian sects and cults said. Christians' "first task" in sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses is helping them "put [their official publications] away and then deal with the Bible alone," Robert Stewart, professor of philosophy and theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, told Baptist Press. "What we need is evidence -- evidence that the Watchtower Society [Jehovah's Witnesses' central organization] has...
  • Is There New Evidence That Jesus Had a Wife?

    04/14/2014 9:05:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 212 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/14/2014 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with intriguing headlines announcing that scholars have determined that the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus is “authentic” and that there is “no forgery evidence” in the manuscript. What exactly does this mean? And should Christians be concerned that a new discovery might contradict the biblical account and undermine their faith? Actually, the report from scholars working with the Harvard Divinity School found that the manuscript is much younger than previously thought – in other words, it is even further removed from the time of the New Testament than scholars originally believed – meaning that,...
  • The "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" Is Most Likely Not a Modern Fake

    04/11/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 87 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 4-10-2014 | Colin Schultz
    In 2012, Harvard researcher Karen King revealed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." A small piece of papyrus, the lightly worn document was written in Coptic Egyptian, with parts missing and ink faded, and didn't say much. But what it did say, wrote Ariel Sabar in Smithsonian Magazine two years ago was enough to “send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship—and beyond.” The fragment’s 33 words, scattered across 14 incomplete lines, leave a good deal to interpretation. But in King’s analysis, and as she argues in a forthcoming article in the Harvard Theological Review, the “wife” Jesus refers to is probably Mary Magdalene, and Jesus...
  • Geocentrism 101, A Three Part Series

    10/08/2005 7:08:23 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 36 replies · 546+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | 2005 | Mark Wyatt
    Geocentricity 101: A beginner's Course Geocentricity 101, Part I: Basic PrinciplesGeocentricity 101, Part II: Basic PhysicsGeocentricity 101, Part III: Scriptural and Church Position
  • 43.5% Polled on Catholic Apologetics Forum are Open to the Possibility of Geocentrism

    12/26/2005 11:19:28 AM PST · by Markjwyatt · 45 replies · 1,081+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | Dec. 23, 2005 | Mark Wyatt
    43.5% Polled on Catholic Apologetics Forum are Open to the Possibility of Geocentrism Catholic Truths Mark Wyatt, Dec. 23rd, 2005 OK, granted, the poll was not scientific, and the results are clearly skewed to a population sample who studies, has some understanding (and interest), or at least an awareness of these things. Still, the results are interesting and worth looking at a little closer. The poll was conducted on the Catholic Answers forum from Dec. 19th through Dec.23rd, 2005...
  • Galileo Was Wrong: The Church Was Right--First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism

    09/16/2010 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 40 replies
    The Idea Galileo Was Wrong is a detailed and comprehensive treatment of the scientific evidence supporting Geocentrism, the academic belief that the Earth is immobile in the center of the universe. Garnering scientific information from physics, astrophysics, astronomy and other sciences, Galileo Was Wrong shows that the debate between Galileo and the Catholic Church was much more than a difference of opinion about the interpretation of Scripture. Scientific evidence available to us within the last 100 years that was not available during Galileo's confrontation shows that the Church's position on the immobility of the Earth is not only scientifically...
  • Dru Sefton; Bad Journalism

    03/29/2006 7:39:03 PM PST · by Markjwyatt · 158+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | 3/29/2006 | Mark Wyatt
    Dru Sefton; Bad Journalism In This World View, the Sun Revolves Around the Earth This is an article recently written by Drew Sefton of Newhouse News Services. In it she potrays geocentrists as kooks, while appearing to be "fair" in her reporting. I do not know if she did it purposely or, if she just does not "get it", but the results are pretty unfortunate. Robert Sungenis is an intelligent geocentrist who will be using a lot of science to explain his case in the upcoming book, Galileo Was Wrong...
  • Galileo Was Wrong

    06/21/2006 10:18:54 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 20 replies · 470+ views
    http://www.geocentrism.com ^ | 6/21/2006 | Mark Wyatt
    Robert Sungenis, Ph.D., and Robert Bennett, Ph.D. have released their book, Galileo Was Wrong, on cdrom. The book is 1000+ pages of scientific evidence supporting and explaining geocentrism. Anyone who takes the time to read this book will come away with a different perspective on geocentrism, and will have to wonder how we could have been fooled so easily for so long. The book is available here: Geocentrism.comMark Wyatt
  • REPLY TO ROBERT SUNGENIS’ CRITICISMS OF POPE JOHN PAUL II

    08/13/2002 3:13:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 254+ views
    TCR NEWS ^ | August 2002 | James Likoudis
    TCR Note: Neither Mr. Likoudis nor TCR wishes to get into an endless debate with Robert Sungenis, not long ago a celebrated convert to Catholicism, who has been showing an intemperate and unbalanced understanding of the Faith recently. We will not treat here Mr. Sungenis' public views regarding the earth being the physical center of the universe and other odd developments. Once a reply has been made using Catholic principles which are certain, which Mr. Likoudis has done very effectively, it is then up to the one who opposes those certain principles to work out his own salvation "with fear...
  • Catholic Caucus: "Guidelines" re: discussions of Liturgy, other prudential decisions?

    07/30/2002 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Polycarp · 76 replies · 287+ views
    Can I suggest "Guidelines" for our Catholic Caucus regarding Liturgy and ask for imput?1) Popes have authority over discipline. The Liturgy is a matter of discipline. As such, changes in discipline are prudential judgements, and not necessarily protected by the Holy Spirit from error. However, since Liturgy is the primary means of catechesis in Faith and Morals, such changes are grave matters. And criticism of these prudential decisions is valid BUT can only be undertaken knowing that such criticism itself is a grave matter and should only be undertaken by those with a deep enough understanding of these issues that...
  • Lefebvrists say no to Rome

    07/14/2012 3:33:27 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 48 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 14 July 2012 | Cathcon
    Announcement due tomorrow. There is no return to Rome. The superior of the Lefebvrists of Spain and Portugal, Juan Maria Montagut, will communicate to the faithful, after the mass of 11, that the hierarchy of the FSSPX, gathered in Ecône, have decided to say "no" to the Vatican. The followers of Lefebvre will not return to the Roman fold. Primarily, because they are not willing to accept the Second Vatican Council in all its extremes.
  • Book Review: Galileo Was Wrong

    06/28/2006 4:20:12 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 53 replies · 4,908+ views
    Catholic Truths ^ | 6/28/2006 | Mark Wyatt
    Galileo Was Wrong, Vol. I Finally Released! Robert Sungenis, Ph. D., and Robert Bennett, Ph. D. have just released Galileo Was Wrong, Vol. I (the Scientific Evidence). This book demonstrates through history, philosophy, and mainly through science itself that modern science has not demonstrated that the earth moves or is not in the center of the universe. It demonstrates that in fact observation after observation and experiment after experiment indicate that the earth does not move and is in the center of the universe. Scientists after scientist admit candidly that "it appears that the earth is standing still" or that...
  • Question 37- Did Sr. Lucia Really Deny that the 1984 Consecration was Valid?

    02/17/2005 5:56:34 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 9 replies · 370+ views
    Question 37- Did Sr. Lucia Really Deny that the 1984 Consecration was Valid? Mr. Sungenis, "In any case, why is Bertone suddenly considering Sr. Lucia an expert witness and interpreter of the consecration considering the fact that on five separate instances between 1984 and 1989 Sr. Lucia is documented as stating that the 1984 consecration DID NOT fulfill Our Lady’s 1929 request to consecrate the nation of Russia?" I see the claim made many times but no one ever offers any proof of it. Can you give a first-hand source? R. Sungenis: Here is the excerpt from my paper on...
  • A Reign of Terror in the Civilization of Love

    01/01/2003 10:01:41 AM PST · by ultima ratio · 135 replies · 302+ views
    The Remnant ^ | December 31, 2002 | Michael J. Matt
    A Reign of Terror in the Civilization of Love Michael J. Matt Editor, The Remnant Question: What do Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Father Peter Stravinskas, Karl Keating, Patrick Madrid, Scott Hahn, Dr. Arthur Sippo, Steve Ray, Father George Rutler and William Marshner all have in common? Give up? All of these men are prominent neo-Catholics who, back in 1997, provided glowing endorsements of Mr. Robert Sungenis’ book, Not By Faith Alone. And when I say “endorsements,” I don’t mean little blurb lines; I mean entire paragraphs, even page-long forewords and epilogues. To read their enthusiastic accolades, one would think that...
  • Star Trek actress Kate Mulgrew denies willing involvement in geocentrism documentary

    04/09/2014 8:46:49 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 146 replies
    National Post ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    As Star Trek: Voyager Captain Kathryn Janeway, Kate Mulgrew knew her way around a solar system or two. So there was a certain irony to the actress’ voiceover work in the upcoming documentary The Principle, which focuses on the notion of geocentrism: the idea that the sun revolves around the Earth. But Mulgrew has dispelled the notion that she buys into the documentary’s central premise, writing in a post on her Facebook page that she is “not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism.” “I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at...
  • Ambiguities in Vatican II, a Punishment from God

    02/27/2011 2:18:28 AM PST · by verdugo · 34 replies
    Catholic Family News Magazine ^ | February 2003 | Robert Sungenis
    "Why God would allow these "ambiguities" to occur in Vatican II. (and other magisterial documents)? "Considering all that I have said thus far, especially concerning the ulterior motives of the liberal prelates and their virtual hijacking of Vatican II, I think Scripture has an answer as to why God would allow these "ambiguities" to occur. In short, there is an interesting working principle in Scripture. As a punishment for your sin, God will allow you to pursue, and be condemned by, what you sinfully desire. This is what I believe happened at Vatican II. The progressivist bishops and theologians sought...
  • Robert Sungenis Offers Sample Pages of Galileo Was Wrong

    06/27/2006 9:54:30 PM PDT · by Markjwyatt · 5 replies · 397+ views
    http://www.geocentrism.com ^ | May 2006 | Robert Sungenis, Ph.D., Robert Bennett, Ph.D.
    Robert Sungenis is offering sample pages from many of the 12 chapters of Galileo Was Wrong , including the table of contents and the entire introduction. The introduction includes a discussion of John Paul II and his speech to the PAS in 1992 regarding the Galileo Affair. The samples can be obtained at the link top www.geocentrism.com, above. Mark Wyatt
  • Refuting Homosexuals who Use the Bible to Defend Homosexuality - Robert Sungenis responds

    01/31/2010 12:52:05 PM PST · by GonzoII · 25 replies · 1,075+ views
    As the debate rages over the legality and morality of same sex marriages, many Christians rely on the Bible as their guide. Many believe that the Bible clearly condemns homosexuality, and they provide specific passages to back up their claim. We decided to give the other side of the debate a chance to answer. So, we interviewed Dr Reverend Cheri DiNovo, a United Church Minister who has performed a dozen same-sex marriages in Canada. She has also written a Ph.D. thesis on the subject of how Christianity deals with the outcasts of society. In this interview, we asked Dr Reverend...
  • The Issue of Assisi: Robert Sungenis responds to CUF representative James Likoudis

    08/09/2002 7:02:43 PM PDT · by narses · 11 replies · 116+ views
    CAI ^ | Robert Sungenis
    The Issue of Assisi: Robert Sungenis responds to CUF representative James Likoudis R. Sungenis: I am responding to a series of letters written by James Likoudis concerning the Assisi Interfaith Prayer Meetings that took place this past January. Several people had written to Mr. Likoudis who were upset and troubled by the Assisi meetings. In the correspondence, my name was mentioned as being one who has grave objections to the Assisi meetings. Mr. Likoudis responds to these inquiries, which are recorded below. In his responses, Mr. Likoudis spares no time in trying to defend the Assisi meetings, and at the...
  • Robert Sungenis Censored by Bishop

    08/01/2007 8:47:44 PM PDT · by Augustine22 · 49 replies · 1,315+ views
    Catholic Apologetics International ^ | 8/1/07 | Robert Sungenis
    Catholic Apologetics International and its Teachings on the Jews ...The issue of how CAI has been communicating its concerns about the Jews was recently brought to our attention by the bishop of the diocese in which CAI is located, the Very Reverend, Kevin C. Rhoades of Harrisburg, PA. In a personal letter he wrote to me, and in a follow up meeting I recently had with his vicar general, the Very Reverend William J. King, JCD, along with the executive director for ecumenical and inter-religious affairs of the USCCB, the Reverend James Massa, the shepherds God has placed as overseers...
  • Shepherds & Kings

    04/04/2014 4:41:44 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 4 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 4 April 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Shepherds & Kings: A Look at the Papacy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnNo2LgnnyI(Music used available for purchase here: http://www.amazon.com/Cantiones-sacrae-II-Exsurge-Domine/dp/B00B9E18Y8) There is to be one Shepherd here. It was first King David (Ezekiel 34:23), then Jesus (John 10:11), and now is the Pope (John 21:17). This role is tied to the role of King. As David was King (2 Samuel 5:12) and Christ is King (Matthew 27:11), so the Pope is (as the Vicar of Christ) "father of princes and kings". Historically, the Pope has been the unifier of everyone: emperors, artists, the religious, and so on. Whenever emperors would abandon the Faith, they would...
  • Religion Means Nothing if You're Still a Jerk

    03/28/2014 5:22:50 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 12 replies
    YouTube (3:23) ^ | 28 Mar 2014 | offTheLeftEye
    "A life of religious devotion without kindness is not a spiritual life." -Emanuel Swedenborg This video expands on Swedenborg's assertions about what's at the root of organized religion's problems. Lyrics: Peace, please believe, that there's a lot of human need And a lot of hungry bellies that could do without human greed And a lot of people packing churches looking for a seed hoping for a higher love to patch up where we all bleed they're there to learn, it's a perfect opportunity to say hey we're all God's children and pump love and aid into the community but what...
  • Thousands of Rare Vatican Manuscripts to Go Online

    03/20/2014 7:45:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 127 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 3/20/14 | Francis X Rocca
    Thousands of rare manuscripts until now accessible only to scholars at the Vatican will go online over the next four years, thanks to help from a Japanese information technology company. Officials of NTT DATA Corporation and the Vatican Library announced their joint project at a news conference March 20. The library, founded by Pope Nicholas V in the 15th century, preserves some 82,000 manuscripts dating back to the early centuries of Christianity. Among its treasures are an illustrated edition of the works of the Roman poet Virgil, produced around the year 400, and illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy by the...
  • Murdering the name of Jesus

    02/26/2014 12:02:37 PM PST · by fabian · 61 replies
    me, myseld, and I | 02/26/14 | fabian
    I have been quite appalled at how so very lost the supposed leaders of most of the churches of today are. They purport to represent Jesus' teachings, yet their is outright denial of the very powerful message that satan's grip on us to cause us to sin, is indeed broken. No, rather the ministers of today all over teach a watered down and lying ministry that Jesus merely has saved us from the aweful results of going to hell. Yet, in one simple sentence and act with Mary, when he told her to go and sin no more, he proved...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Jokes About Mormons ‘Changing Their Minds About Black Folks Having Souls'

    01/04/2014 1:53:36 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 30 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2014 | Tommy Christopher
    One of the peripheral aspects of the already-tangential Kierangate media kerfuffle over a Melissa Harris-Perry show segment is the host’s Twitter apology, specifically Harris-Perry’s invocation of her own Mormon background. A review of Melissa Harris-Perry‘s past commentary about Mormonism reveals an apparently genuine affection and admiration for her ancestors’ religion, as well as something of a blind spot for the Mormon Church’s history of racially discriminatory policies. As part of her apology, Harris-Perry tweeted “As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise,” apparently as a way...
  • The Ravenous Wolves of FreeRepublic

    01/02/2014 10:13:07 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 542 replies
    Today | Douglaskc
    The Ravenous Wolves of FreeRepublicHow do we deal with the insults and pain of those whom Christ called "ravenous wolves"? Many aren't aware of it but the phrase "A wolf in sheep’s clothing" has biblical origins. Mat 7:15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. The word translated "false prophet" here is not referring to a Godly person who has a prophecy that fails. Instead it's referring to a person who pretends to be a Christian but in reality is not. They are compared to "ravenous wolves" among the flock....
  • The Dramatic and Final Words of the Old Testament. A fitting close to the Advent Season

    12/23/2013 2:02:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/22/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In this, the final full day of Advent, we read the closing words of the Old Testament, from the book of the prophet Malachi. These closing words, these final lines of the Old Testament are nothing short of astonishing. Terms like “riveting” and “stunning” also come to mind.While they ring with a promise, they also warn of great peril to those who do not lay hold of the promise. The words come forth almost like iron pellets. And though there is the way through, but it is only by being refined as through fire and by becoming fire.Consider the words:...
  • Radio Replies Second Volume - Salvation Army

    12/08/2013 2:47:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    Catholic Apologetics Online ^ | 1940 | Fathers Rumble & Carty
    Salvation Army 1312. Does the Catholic Church recognize the Salvation Army as in any way representative of genuine Christianity? No. As a religious body the Salvation Army is a form of Protestantism which the Catholic Church cannot but reject. It was founded by William Booth, an ex-Wesleyan minister. Disagreeing with Methodist ways, he left the Wesleyans in 1861 to become an independent evangelist. In 1865 he and his wife began to devote themselves to street preaching and rescue work in the slums of London. In 1877 he organized his converts into the Salvation Army, with himself as General, with...
  • The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church

    11/10/2013 10:01:37 AM PST · by JosephJames · 106 replies
    Spiritual Food Blog ^ | November 10, 2013 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The Masonic Plan For The Destruction Of The Catholic Church A French priest who has renounced his membership of Freemasonry, announced this Masonic plan that he followed when he was part of the sect. As we have received this document so we publish it, asking our readers to offer on this point, a contribution of discernment and further documentation. Directives of the Grand Master of the Masons to the Catholic Bishops, effective since 1962. (Updating of Vatican II). All mason brethren will have to report on the progress of these crucial provisions. Revised in October 1993 as a progressive plan...
  • Mormons Being Proselyted [Sister Wives reality TV show depicts 'double standard' 'tude among Lds]

    11/04/2013 4:05:42 PM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies
    WheatAndTares.org ^ | Nov. 4, 2013 | Mormon Heretic
    Mormons are known for proselytizing other faiths, rather than being the subject of being proselyted. I hadn’t considered why Protestants get upset at Mormon missionaries, or even why Mormons get so upset when evangelicals try to proselyte during General Conference weekend. I also hadn’t considered Mormons proselyting or getting upset as being a double standard. There was an interesting exchange in Season 3 of Sister Wives. (I know that there are at least 6 seasons, but I don’t have cable and have refused to pay for episodes when I have Netflix already. Netflix has recently added season 3, so I...
  • Forget her bloody reputation, Mary I was loved in her lifetime

    11/01/2013 7:41:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10/31/2013 | LEANDA DE LISLE
    There will be no ‘Mary I and her People’ exhibitions to match that of Elizabeth I currently showing at the National Gallery. While Elizabeth I is regularly voted our most popular ever monarch her Catholic elder half sister remains associated with her late seventeenth century sobriquet, ‘Bloody Mary’. It is assumed she was hated in her lifetime. In fact she was a popular queen, and one from whom Elizabeth learned much. Mary’s accession to the throne in 1553 was not a smooth one. Her half brother, Edward VI, was a passionate Protestant, and when, aged fifteen, he fell gravely ill...
  • Questions for "Bible Christians" that they can't answer - Part 2

    10/27/2013 5:25:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 1,462 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | October 27, 2013 | David Palm and Steve Ray
    There are 38 questions + a few bonus questions. I have split them into two separate posts of 20 and 18 + bonus questions. In case you missed it, here is the link to Part 1. Are you ready? 21. Who in the Church had the authority to determine which books belonged in the New Testament canon and to make this decision binding on all Christians? If nobody has this authority, then can I remove or add books to the canon on my own authority? 22. Why do Protestant scholars recognize the early Church councils at Hippo and Carthage as...
  • Questions for “Bible Christians” that they can’t answer - Part 1

    10/26/2013 6:56:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 254 replies
    Catholic Convert ^ | October 25, 2013 | David Palm and Steve Ray
    There are 38 questions + a few bonus questions. I have split them into two separate posts of 20 and 18 + bonus questions. Are you ready? 1. Where did Jesus give instructions that the Christian faith should be based exclusively on a book? 2. Other than the specific command to John to pen the Revelation, where did Jesus tell His apostles to write anything down and compile it into an authoritative book? 3. Where in the New Testament do the apostles tell future generations that the Christian faith will be based solely on a book? 4. Some Protestants claim...
  • Why Sukkot Is Yeshua’s Real Birthday [Today!]

    09/22/2013 5:26:16 PM PDT · by Errant · 125 replies
    Sandie Zimmerman, wife of Jewish Voice’s Messianic Rabbi Jack Zimmerman, shares fascinating revelations about the true time period of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) birth in this YouTube video. You will be surprised to learn it wasn’t December 25! By looking at the biblical account and the timing of the Jewish festivals, you will be astounded at the fulfillment of both prophecy and the historical elements that clearly point to Yeshua being born at the time of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths), not in December on Christmas.
  • When Were Joseph and Mary Married?

    09/21/2013 3:07:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 134 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | September 20, 2013 | Tim Staples
    When the Archangel Gabriel visited Mary and declared unto her that she was called to be the Mother of God, as we see recorded in Luke 1, her response would become the cause of the spilling of a whole lot of ink over the centuries: “How shall this happen, since I know not man?” (v. 34, Douay Rheims, Confraternity Edition).For Catholics this is an indication of Mary’s vow of perpetual virginity. It’s really quite simple. If Mary and Joseph were just an ordinary couple embarking on a normal married life together, there would be no reason to ask the...
  • Why I Called Out Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer

    08/14/2013 5:18:31 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    ChurchisMessy.com ^ | 8-5-2013 | Rick Henderson
    I have been preaching for 20 years.  Yesterday I did something that I have never done before in a sermon.  I publicly called out false teachers and named them by name.  I said, If you listen to Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer, if you take what they teach seriously, it will not be good for you.  It will be detrimental to your long-term growth as a follower of Jesus. (You can watch the sermon by clicking here)I used to think that their error was so blatantly obvious that they could just be ignored.  I was wrong.  They are massively growing...
  • Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt

    07/21/2013 11:21:16 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 124 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 20, 2013 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    In the small but cohesive Mormon community where he grew up, Hans Mattsson was a solid believer and a pillar of the church. He followed his father and grandfather into church leadership and finally became an “area authority” overseeing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout Europe When fellow believers in Sweden first began coming to him with information from the Internet that contradicted the church’s history and teachings, he dismissed it as “anti-Mormon propaganda,” the whisperings of Lucifer. He asked his superiors for help in responding to the members’ doubts, and when they seemed to only sidestep...
  • The Polygamy Dilemma - Is Plural Marriage a Dead Issue in Mormonism?

    07/12/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 130 replies
    Due to political pressure brought upon the LDS Church by the federal government over the issue of plural marriage, President Wilford Woodruff signed what has come to be known as The Manifesto, or Declaration 1. The Manifesto can be found following section 138 in the Doctrine and Covenants. This document was basically a promise to the United States stating that the LDS Church would submit to the laws of the land and desist from solemnizing plural marriages. The document, signed in 1890, also denied any accusations that the church was encouraging or performing any such marriages. However, despite this promise,...
  • CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS

    07/10/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7-10-2013
    California Senate Bill 131, which is ostensibly about protecting victims of child sex abuse, forces private schools to defend claims of sexual abuse as far back as 40 years ago, but exempts public schools from such claims. Because of the Democratic super-majorities in both houses of California, there is no way to stop the passage of the bill. As Valerie Schmalz wrote in Catholic San Francisco: The California state Senate narrowly approved a waiver of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse damage lawsuits – a bill that could have a devastating effect on nonprofits including Catholic Charities and...
  • Child Abuse and The Watchtower

    07/08/2013 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 17 replies
    AAWA ^ | June 27, 2013 | Paul Grundy
    Jehovah’s Witnesses have received global media attention for their child protection policies, which put children at risk and serve to protect pedophiles. It has been estimated that Watchtower policies are responsible for thousands of children being harmed. To protect these policies, and the image of the organization, Watchtower has been forced to pay out vast sums of money in settlements. When a child reports a case of abuse, the correct response would be to report the accusation to the proper, trained authorities for them to investigate as a matter of urgency. However, the Watchtower instructs elders to handle such accusations...
  • Lds prophecies: Adam returnin' to Missouri? Plus, y'all recall Oliver Granger, right? [Vanity]

    07/07/2013 10:37:51 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 118 replies
    Colofornian | July 7, 2013 | Colofornian
    On the day of July 8, 1838 -- 175 years ago tomorrow -- the original "prophet" of the Church of Mormon, Joseph Smith, made up four "revelations" from the Mormon god: These are recorded in Doctrine & Covenants (numbers 117, 118, 119, & 120). Let's look at some of the verses in these: 117:12: I say unto you, I remember my servant Oliver Granger; behold, verily I say unto him that his name shall be had in sacred remembrance from generation to generation, forever and ever, saith the Lord."Of course, you all know Oliver Granger, right? ....Uh, right? Well, surely,...
  • My Apology to Mormon Readers

    06/05/2013 2:21:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 229 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear Stacey: You have written demanding an apology for my recent characterization of the Mormon religion as "non-Christian." I am happy to write a public letter of apology to you and to the countless Mormon readers who responded negatively to my characterization. I am sorry that so many of my Mormon readers have brazenly accused me of ignorance of their religion and suggested that I read the Book of Mormon. I am sorry that they were unaware that I read the Book of Mormon back in 2006. I am sorry that the science of genetics has refuted claims made in...
  • No, You Can't Take Another Wife

    07/06/2013 3:22:56 PM PDT · by Jandy on Genesis · 32 replies
    Just Genesis ^ | July 3, 2013 | Alice C. Linsley
    Does the two-wife pattern found among Abraham's people justify the practice of polygamy? This is a concern expressed fairly regularly about the marriage pattern of the Horites. The short answer is no. The pattern of two wives pertained only to the Horites, a royal caste whose kings are listed in Genesis 4, 5, 10 and 11. Unless you are a Horite man, you cannot justify having multiple wives. Today when a man takes a second wife, it is usually motivated by desire for higher social status. Originally, only rulers had two wives. Ascendancy to the throne and undisputed succession led...
  • The Ponzi Prosperity Gospel [According to: Joel Osteen, Ken Copeland, Paula White, Benny Hinn, Etc]

    The Ponzi Prosperity Gospel May 21 2009 The Ponzi Prosperity Gospel Today we shriek as we hear of financial scams, corporate greed, and virtually anything money-related that isn’t entirely on the up-and-up. While religion has generally been a help in these economically difficult times, there is one segment of Christianity that is scamming as many as they can. Those who have ears (and debt) let them hear. The Prosperity Gospel, also known as a facet of the Word of Faith movement (a louder voice in Pentecostalism), has been writing checks with its lips that its theology can’t cash. Last year’s...
  • Man Arrested After Fight Over Church Seats [Mormon church fight over pews spills into parking lot]

    07/05/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 46 replies
    informationng.com ^ | July 5, 2013
    And lo, it is written: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, nor thy neighbor’s seat… Unless that seat is being saved, apparently. Wayne Dodge, 51, was arrested Sunday following a violent row at a Mormon church that reportedly started over seat-saving. According to Deseret News, Dodge, a regular at the Meadows Ward LDS Church in Plain City, Utah, sat in a section of pews being reserved by a family who does not usually attend the ward. “There [were] some seats that were allegedly saved, and there was a disagreement over whether they were saved or not… This continued to...
  • John Calvin and the American Founding

    07/04/2013 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    Worldview Times ^ | Reed R. Heustis, Jr., Esq.
    The commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the great Geneva Protestant Reformer, John Calvin, took place this past July 10, 2009. Without question, Calvin was a giant among men used by God to rediscover and expound on biblical truth that long had been forgotten and rejected by Rome. His influence on all spheres of life is immeasurable, and today, his understanding of theology is making a huge comeback within certain quarters of the Christian community. However, what Americans do not realize immediately is that the birth of the American republic is steeped in Calvinist presuppositions, and perhaps...
  • Lds Temple Haunted? Did Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to leader? [Vanity]

    07/04/2013 8:54:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 125 replies
    Free Republic [Vanity] ^ | July 1, 2011 | Colofornian
    St. George Mormon Temple Haunted? Did the Declaration of Independence signers appear as ghosts to a later Lds 'prophet'? Without saying his name, Mormon leaders and grassroots Mormons daily reference Wilford Woodruff when they interact with non-Mormons and the media. How so? Well, they like to tell others how polygamy is a supposed bygone of another era; how a certain Lds "prophet" in 1890 put the kabosh on it...or, at least, started a mainstream Mormon move toward monogamy. Yet, there's a little-known episode that this same Wilford Woodruff said that occurred in the 1870s -- before becoming the head "prophet"...
  • Glenn Beck Converts To Chrislam

    06/13/2013 2:01:24 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 86 replies
    Walid Shoebat Blog ^ | June 10 2013 | Theodore Shoebat
    Glenn Beck Converts To Chrislam June 10, 2013 By Theodore Shoebat An excerpt: ... If we are eager to be equally yolked with Mormons as spiritual equals because of the charisma of Beck, then we will fall into accepting their theology, leading us further into welcoming Islam as an inspired religion. Yet this is exactly what Beck believes. This error is that grave heresy which has been growing recently: chrislam. If you think Beck combats Islam, you are mistaken. He speaks out against terrorism yes, but not the source of it. He writes in one of his books, An Inconvenient...