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  • Should Christians Confess Sins to An Earthly Priest?

    02/24/2015 3:56:55 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 176 replies
    Reformed Bibliophile ^ | February 11, 2013 | J.C. Ryle
    “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9)Ryle,I enter on this branch of the subject with sorrowful feelings. I approach it as a sailor would approach some rock on which many gallant ships have made shipwreck. I cannot forget that I have arrived at a point on which millions of so-called Christians have erred greatly, and millions are erring at the present day. But I dare not keep back anything that is Scriptural, for fear of giving offence. The errors of millions must...
  • The Double-Reach of Self-Righteousness

    11/30/2010 4:48:28 PM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 11/30/10 | Tullian Tchividjian
    The Bible makes it clear that self-righteousness is the premier enemy of the Gospel. And there is perhaps no group of people who better embody the sin of self-righteousness in the Bible than the Pharisees. In fact, Jesus reserved his harshest criticisms for them, calling them whitewashed tombs and hypocrites. Surprisingly to some, this demonstrates that unrighteous badness is not the only threat to gospel advancement. Self-righteous goodness is equally toxic. In Surprised by Grace: God’s Relentless Pursuit of Rebels, I retell the story of Jonah and show how Jonah was just as much in need of God’s grace as...
  • Why There's No There There for Obama and Pelosi

    09/29/2010 3:55:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 29, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    A young client, Jenny, came to see me this week in tears. She was outside her house when suddenly, a speeding Prius hit her cat. The driver slowed down, observed Jenny's horrified eyes, and then hightailed it out of there. There's good news: the cat survived. But Jenny's belief in the goodness of people -- particularly hybrid-drivers -- did not. I have my own tales to tell from my week in Berkeley. I was walking gingerly through a crosswalk (I have bad knees) when an impatient driver shot me the bird. His car was graced with a Coexist bumper sticker....
  • godless righteousness...updated

    05/23/2010 7:47:15 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 7 replies · 220+ views
    "There is a generation who curses his father and does not bless his mother There is a generation who is pure in his own eyes, yet is not washed from his filthiness..."Proverbs 30:11-12 Do you remember the social and moral revolution of the 1960's?The youth movement of the left were destined to break all of the rules, and liberate society from the dreary bondage of the past. They were going to show us how to do it the right way! As an anthem from that day proclaimed,"All the world over so easy to see, that people everywhere just want to...
  • "Civility" per Obama

    05/11/2010 9:07:27 PM PDT · by FreeKeys · 23 replies · 603+ views
    Capitalism Magazine ^ | 7 May 2010 | Edward Cline
    "Civility" per Obama 7 May 2010 Edward Cline Esteem in civility has not been accorded the Republicans, the Tea Party, and the American electorate at any step in the pursuit of Obama’s and Congress’s legislative agenda. Obama has no right to lecture anyone on the subject of “civility.” Some would say it hardly matters at which school President Barack Obama gave his commencement address on May 1st. I agree. Most if not all American universities are top-heavy with every variety of left-wing and collectivist faculty, concentrated in the humanities and dedicated to lobotomizing their students and weeding out the recalcitrant....
  • O'Reilly and Lanny Davis just called Free Republic a Right Wing Hate site

    07/30/2007 5:08:38 PM PDT · by kjam22 · 504 replies · 15,471+ views
    vanity | 7-30-2007 | kjam22
    Anybody watching OReily now? OReily says he'll point out and take to task any republicans going to right wing hate sites. Freerepublic was specifically mentioned.
  • Half a Savior

    12/28/2006 6:18:35 AM PST · by xzins · 7 replies · 266+ views ^ | George Whitefield
    "...(Y)ou may value yourselves as fine rational creatures, and that you are noble beings; and you were so, as you first came out of God's hands; but now you are fallen, there is nothing lovely, nothing desirable in man; his heart is a sink of pollution, full of sin and uncleanness: Yet, though a man's own heart is so desperately wicked, he is told by our modern polite preachers, that there is a fitness in men, and that God seeing you a good creature, gives you his grace; but this, though it is a modern, polite, and fashionable way of...
  • That speck in your brother's eye (Interesting essay on liberal arrogance)

    05/16/2005 6:25:30 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 33 replies · 1,390+ views ^ | May 15, 2005 | J. PEDER ZANE
    The only thing more medieval than the concept of absolute truth is some groups' claim that they alone possess it. Yet, not only is such backward, fundamentalist thinking thriving in 21st-century America, it dominates one of our major political parties. Concerned citizens wonder: What's the matter with Democrats? To answer that question, read Thomas Frank, who articulates the self-righteous anger and self-satisfied worldview that infects liberal thought. Start with the article "What's the Matter With Liberals?" in the May 12 issue of the New York Review of Books. Move on to his elaboration of these themes in his mega-best-selling book,...
  • Even the dark times bring enlightenment (A LIBERAL'S EXPLANATION & APOLOGY FOR GROSS LIES....BARFFF)

    05/03/2005 1:11:44 PM PDT · by gunslingingmama · 39 replies · 1,443+ views
    The Detroit Free Press ^ | May 1, 2005 | Mitch Albom
    I try not to bother God too often, but I do sometimes ask Him for grace, to lend me some when I need to display it. I admit to asking now. The last three weeks have been the darkest yet most enlightening of my professional life. The dark part is obvious. I made a careless mistake in a column. It wasn't malicious. It didn't harm the subjects. But it was factually incorrect (how about "LIES") in four paragraphs. I assumed something would happen that didn't. That was wrong. I apologized to my bossess. We were going to run a correction....
  • N.C. homeless shelter evicts pregnant woman, three sons (Christmas spirit)

    12/24/2004 6:10:16 PM PST · by jb6 · 71 replies · 2,055+ views
    12-23-04 From Staff Reports Posted 2:05 p.m. ELIZABETH CITY (AP) — The director of a homeless shelter says he was right to evict a 21-year-old pregnant woman and her three children after the woman violated one of the shelter's rules by allowing her children's uncle to visit in her room. "We have to have order," said the Rev. Oliver S. Robinson, director of the Tabernacle of Faith Church Outreach Center. "She herself created this situation. She is a young woman who does not want to listen to anybody. And it don't matter what time of year it is, winter time,...