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  • Herman Cain is Reckless and Arrogant

    11/01/2011 7:53:42 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 567 replies · 1+ views
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If you read between the lines of the various news reports about the Cain operation, the picture becomes clearer to me every day. The latest dust up about the sexual harassment of employees confirms it. Leading up to the sex scandal, we had the clues. Now I know it to be so, that Herman Cain is an ass, and he's reckless.The first clue came just after Cain placed poorly in the Iowa straw polls. We heard from disgruntled former Cain staffers: Jim Zeiler, the regional field director who was one of the five disgruntled staffers who left, explained his...
  • What Ever Happened to Sin? (A Response To Osteen)

    10/27/2011 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Westminster Seminary California ^ | October 1, 2007 | Michael Horton
    In his interview with Larry King (CNN, June 20, 2005), Joel Osteen said that he is not sure what happens to people who reject Christ. King followed up with the question about Jews, Moslems, and other non-Christians. “They’re wrong, aren’t they?” Osteen replied, “Well, I don’t know if I believe they’re wrong. I believe here’s what the Bible teaches and from the Christian faith this is what I believe. But I just think that only God will judge a person’s heart. I spent a lot of time in India with my father. I don’t know all about their religion. But...
  • Would You Attend a Same-Sex Wedding? {ans by Joel Osteen}

    10/18/2011 11:38:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 181 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 18 Oct 2011 | R Albert Mohler
    Would you attend a same-sex wedding ceremony? That question was posed recently to Houston pastor Joel Osteen, and Osteen said that he would attend, if the wedding involved friends. This came just after Osteen indicated that he could not perform a same-sex marriage ceremony, since he believes that homosexuality is a sin. I recently wrote about this exchange, suggesting that Osteen’s position is morally and theologically incoherent. As I said:This is beyond mere incoherence. It is moral and theological nonsense. More than that, it is a massive statement of ministerial malpractice. . . . You cannot celebrate what you say...
  • A Catholic Response to Homosexuality

    10/06/2011 5:47:32 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    TFP ^ | 9/23/2011 | Michael Drake
    Interview with the Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, by Michael Drake Archbishop John Clayton Nienstedt was born in March 1947, in Detroit, Mich. Following his studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he was ordained to the priesthood in July 1974, at Sacred Heart Church, Dearborn, Mich. In May 2008, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Since June of this year, Archbishop Nienstedt has being urging support for an amendment to the constitution of Minnesota to protect marriage as the union...
  • ...on the day of judgment: A Reflection on the Sin of Gossip

    09/21/2011 8:43:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-21-11 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    "But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken….” A Reflection on the Sin of GossipBy: Msgr. Charles Pope One of the more under-rated categories of sin are the sins of speech. There are many ways we sin, but perhaps the most common way is by speech. Too easily, almost without thought, do we engage in gossip, idle chatter, lies, exaggerations, harsh attacks, uncharitable observations and remarks. With our tongue we can spread hatred, incite fear and maliciousness, spread misinformation, cause temptation, discourage, teach error,...
  • Why bother going to Mass in the state of sin? Fr. Z rants with hellfire and brimstone (Catholic)

    09/21/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 21, 2011
    From a reader: Fr. Z I’m struggling to wrap my head around what the point of going to Mass if we’re not in the state of sanctifying grace.My understanding is when we fall from grace, any good works we do merit us nothing. Also, it only takes one mortal sin to sever our relationship with God, so committing another one by not fulfilling my Sunday obligation wouldn’t really make a difference in regards of the state of my soul. And finally, I can’t receive communion, so I don’t receive any graces from that.So in summation, I wouldn’t sever my relationship...
  • How do homosexuals who profess Christianity .........

    09/10/2011 8:10:42 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 94 replies
    ...... reconcile themselves to Romans 1? Rom 1:18-32 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness....24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature......27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with...
  • Christian 'Glee' Star: Acceptance of Homosexuality Not a Contradiction to Faith

    09/10/2011 7:14:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2011 | Gina E. Ryder
    Actress Kristin Chenoweth is a self-identifying Christian who has sparked controversy by speaking out about her support of the gay community in an interview with lesbian and gay publication The Advocate. The LBGT publication asked the TV and theater star: "What would you ask people who cite Christianity as their justification for passing laws that discriminate against people?" Chenoweth replied, "I would ask, 'What would Jesus do?' It sounds so cliché and Pollyanna-ish, but I have a feeling if he were on the earth today, he wouldn't be walking around saying, 'You’re going to hell' and 'You're wrong, you're wrong,...
  • Maximum Maxine

    08/27/2011 8:03:00 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 22 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | August 27, 2011 | Russell Turner
    STILWELL, Okla. -- In my understanding of the Judeo-Christian religion, the concept of heaven and hell is the destination of everyone after they die. Heaven is reserved for the people who, among other things, lived their lives in a civilized and caring way and had respect and understanding for their fellow man. Hell was intended as a place of confinement for the devil and his fallen angels; even though it wasn’t intended for man to be there, sadly many narcissist humans will be confined there also. A couple of days ago I watched a news clip where Congresswoman Maxine Waters...
  • Evil’: Attendees at prominent pro-pedophilia conference horrified by sessions

    08/24/2011 6:23:35 AM PDT · by jimluke01 · 80 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 08/23/20011 | Jeremy Kryn
    BALTIMORE, MD, August 23, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-family advocates who attended a controversial pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore last week say they were profoundly shaken by what they saw and heard. “As a former law enforcement officer I’ve dealt with situations involving suicide, homicide and other violence. That said, I’ve never felt the level of spiritual oppression and evil that I felt in that room,” Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber told LifeSiteNews. “These mental health ‘professionals,’ and self-described pedophile and ‘gay’ activists were inexplicably able to cavalierly discuss, in an almost dismissive way, the idea of child rape,” Barber...
  • Abby Johnson: Abortion Doc Told Patient “I Will Take Your Sin”

    08/02/2011 6:39:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 7 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 7/26/2011 | Abby Johnson
    Sometimes memories creep into my mind from my days inside Planned Parenthood. When they do, I try to document them. I don’t always share them…some of them I just won’t ever be able to share with you. Some of them are things most of you wouldn’t want to know. But some of them I can’t wait to share…this is one of those memories. Most of the time, there is no communication between an abortionist and a woman having an abortion. None. Usually, the doctor comes in without introducing himself, mask on his face, sits on a stool, performs the procedure,...
  • If We Walk In The Light...(I John )

    This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.( I John 1:5-7)In John’s epistle, which concerns itself with the true Knowledge of God as opposed to the false, there are...
  • Eternal Life Proven By Righteousness...(I John)

    Eternal Life Proven By Righteousness… Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is...
  • Eternal Life Proven By Righteousness...(I John)

    Eternal Life Proven By Righteousness… Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is...
  • Homosexual Ideology, Satanic Pride

    07/03/2011 9:45:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Spero News ^ | 7/3/11 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    June 11, 2011 saw one more parade to glorify the vice of homosexuality. Dubbed, Europride or Eurogaypride, it was held in Rome, once known as the Eternal City, the center of Catholicism. The expression, “homosexual pride” summarizes the essence of the homosexual ideology. Let us see how.Pride and revolt against God Sin is a revolt against the order established by God and, therefore, a revolt against the Creator Himself. The more this revolt becomes manifest, the greater is the sin. Man can sin out of weakness and feel shame for his sin and desire to make amends; or he...
  • U.S. Senate Chaplain: True Freedom Comes from God

    07/04/2011 9:48:48 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 7/4/11 | Ariel R. Rey
    Rear Admiral Barry C. Black, the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, reflected on the true meaning of Independence Day and asked if Americans are “free indeed” during a Sunday sermon. Black began his sermon by recalling that on July 4, 1776, America declared freedom from Great Britain and democracy was born. As a result, Americans had the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and freedom of petition. Yet “in spite of the marvelous freedom we have in this great land, there is still slavery in America because people are enslaved by sin, and the...
  • Mohler says Baptists must repent of homophobia (Baptists going wobbly)

    06/18/2011 12:15:44 AM PDT · by balch3 · 191 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | June 17, 2011 | Bob Allen
    PHOENIX (ABP) – The president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary said June 15 that Southern Baptists need to repent of a “form of homophobia” that keeps gays and lesbians out of their churches. Albert Mohler responded during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention to a question from Peter Lumpkins, a Southern Baptist blogger, about whether comments attributed to him in a March 24 Christian Science Monitor article were accurate. Writer Jonathan Merritt, a Southern Baptist minister and well-known social critic, quoted Mohler as saying “We’ve lied about the nature of homosexuality and have practiced what can only be described...
  • Gay leaders meet with SBC president (Demand for apology rejected by Southern Baptist leader)

    06/17/2011 10:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 06/16/2011 | Michael Foust
    PHOENIX (BP)--A coalition of homosexual leaders and their allies met for more than 30 minutes Tuesday with Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright, with the leaders demanding an apology from the SBC and Wright refusing to budge, saying that Scripture is clear on the issue. The remarkable meeting -- cordial the entire time -- took place between the morning and afternoon sessions of the SBC in Wright's annual meeting office at the Phoenix Convention Center. The nine-person coalition included representatives of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists, Faith in America and Truth Wins Out. They protested outside the convention...
  • 'Gay'-rights leader quits homosexuality. Rising star in movement says God liberated him

    06/17/2011 11:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 06/17/2011 | Art Moore
    He was a rising star in the "gay rights" movement, but Michael Glatze now declares not only has he given up activism – he's no longer a homosexual. Glatze – who had become a frequent media source as founding editor of Young Gay America magazine – tells the story of his transformation in an exclusive column published today by WND. Although Glatze cut himself off from the homosexual community about a year and a half ago, he says the column likely will surprise some people. "This will actually be news to anybody I used to relate to," he told WND....
  • The Light Overcomes Darkness…(I John)

    And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:5)This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. ( 1 John 1:5)We have been looking at the theological proposition, God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. The apostle John, in his ministry to those whose faith had been ravaged by false teachers, and gnostic spirituality, would restore to them the original faith, by presenting to them again the doctrine of the “only true God”in...
  • Is Anthony Weiner's sexting a no-sex sex scandal? (just tell them they're "hot")

    06/08/2011 5:21:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 8, 2011 | Joe Garofoli
    ....."It is cheating in that it came from the same space inside him," said Kerry Cohen, an Oregon psychotherapist and author of "Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity." "It is a betrayal, absolutely." Like former President Bill Clinton, who officiated at Weiner's wedding, Weiner is a powerful public figure who got caught in a sex scandal. Their straying, Cohen added, "comes from the need to be seen and attended to" in ways politics can't. ..John Portmann, editor of the anthology "In Defense of Sin" said.... "I don't believe that Weiner cheated on his wife, not at all," said Portmann, an...
  • Presbyterian vote allows homosexual clergy, eliminates chastity standard

    05/12/2011 2:19:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    cna ^ | May 12, 2011
    Washington D.C., May 12, 2011 / 12:39 am (CNA).- The Presbyterian Church USA has voted to remove clergy requirements of marital fidelity or single chastity, thus allowing the ordination of ministers and lay leaders who are openly homosexual or living in unmarried relationships.“This is a lonely day for Presbyterians who believe what the Bible and the Church have consistently taught: that God’s will is that we be faithful in marriage or chaste in singleness. Now we belong to a denomination that is no longer sure it believes that teaching,” said Allan Wisdom, a director of Presbyterian Action at the...
  • Moral Confusion...

    05/05/2011 3:43:34 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    One of the consequences of civilizational departure from faith in God, is the loss of a capacity for clear, decisive thinking among leadership. It is becoming increasingly obvious that God has indeed given our leaders over to this mental paralysis. Romans chapter 1 warns us that such consequences would come upon us, Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,(Romans 1:21-22)The incredible events of the past week show that this is the case...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: VENIAL SIN, 05-05-11

    05/05/2011 9:42:22 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-05-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):VENIAL SIN An offense against God which does not deprive the sinner of sanctifying grace. It is called venial (from venia, pardon) because the soul still has the vital principle that allows a cure from within, similar to the healing of a sick or diseased whose source of animation (the soul) is still present to restore the ailing bodily function to health. Deliberate venial sin is a desease that slackens the spiritual powers, lowers one's resistance to evil, and causes one to deviate from the path that leads to heavenly glory. Variously called "daily sins" or...
  • Is Sin Really 'That Bad'?...(Holy Week,2011)

    Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.(Isaiah 52:13-15)There are two Christian doctrines which utterly offend the sensibilities of modern man ; one is the Cross, and the other is the lake of...
  • Why God Created the Universe—For Good Friday

    04/22/2011 10:20:47 AM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 9 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 4/22/2011 | John Piper
    On the panel at The Gospel Coalition I was asked how my preaching may have become more Christocentric over the years. Here’s the summary of my answer. My devotion to the truth that God magnifies himself in all that he does has been increasingly refined in a Christ-centered direction. I have been driven in this direction by a cluster of insights. 1. The apex of God’s display of his own glory is the display of his grace. “God predestined . . . according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace” (Ephesians 1:5–6)....
  • Beware: Hell exists

    04/20/2011 4:25:47 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | The Washington Times | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Just as President Obama wants to change what it means to be American, controversial author Rob Bell wants to change what it means to be Christian. The cover story for the Easter Week edition of Time magazine is about Mr. Bell’s book, “Love Wins.” Mr. Bell, perhaps the most widely known of a group of young, supposedly evangelical writers who emphasize love and dismiss the traditional view of judgment/retribution (referred to in Christian circles as “hell) has prompted nationwide discussions about the very meaning of Christianity. Chris Matthews devoted a segment of his Palm Sunday show to a discussion of...
  • One False Move...

    04/13/2011 8:56:09 AM PDT · by MintyHippo1980 · 2 replies
    The Joyful Nonconformist Blog ^ | 04/13/11 | Joyful Nonconformist
    Before we return to our regularly-scheduled blog posts (poor Sam...bringing up the rear as usual!), I would like to invite you to join me in yet another celebration! This could become habit-forming! Did you bring cake? Perhaps you will recall from my very first post that I have been struggling recently with a little problem. Maybe this will ring a bell: Oh, yeah...it's all coming back to you now, isn't it? Broken foot! (Not the best move I ever made.) I've had plenty of time in the last nine weeks to keep a running list of all the things that...
  • THE NEXT DISASTER shall come in a form of threes , Not a stone left unturned T

    03/26/2011 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 35 replies
    The next disaster will come in a form of threes , The first one shall affect the forest and the trees , The second the waters , their taste you shall find , Shall become as that of lime , The third a fire from heaven that can not be overcome , It shall destroy both buildings and nations in that all it touches shall be over run , No life in these places shall be found , For all that was shall be burnt to the ground , The foliage shall die as if from a disease , Every...
  • Wisconsin Teachers Who Handed in Bogus Excuses To Be Suspended

    03/16/2011 11:45:56 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/16/11 | Unlikely Hospitalist
    WKOW reported yesterday that an investigation is ongoing to determine the veracity of more than 1000 doctor excuses that have been handed in by Madison teachers in an attempt to justify their absence from teaching duties that ultimately resulted in the closing of school for four consecutive days. The results of this inquiry will result in teacher suspension. "A new contract with Madison teachers says fraudulent excuses will result in a letter of suspension but won't require suspended teachers to be off from work." How is that for punishment! I mean really, if this is the ultimate result of any...
  • Saying 'No' to Homosexuality Every Day. Christian recording artist shares his own struggles.

    03/13/2011 8:30:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/12/2011 | Josephine Vivaldo
    Shawn Derritt is a husband, a father of two, a counselor, and a Christian recording artist. He is also struggling with homosexuality. It’s a struggle he’s had since his youth. He recently sat down with The Christian Post to talk about his music and how he has been wrestling with homosexuality even while married to his wife, a woman he described as “the greatest example of God's unconditional love." Derritt, who holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas, had always been an avid churchgoer and a worship leader while growing up. During his youth, he...
  • Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

    03/09/2011 3:13:24 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 140 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/09/11 | Shannon McCaffrey
    ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich says his passion for his country contributed to his marital infidelity. In an interview posted Wednesday by The Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich — who recently converted to Catholicism — said he had sought God’s forgiveness for mistakes in his past. “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and things happened in my life that were not appropriate,” Gingrich said. “What I can tell you is that when I did things that were wrong, I wasn’t trapped in situation...
  • Rochester Bishop ‘Happy to Receive’ Celibate Gay Seminarians

    03/03/2011 8:38:10 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    In an interview with a local newspaper, Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester appeared to take issue with a 2005 Vatican document that reaffirmed that men with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” should not be ordained. “I know some magnificent gay priests,” said Bishop Clark, who has led the upstate New York diocese since 1979. “If they are openly gay in terms of living a lifestyle that is incompatible with their basic commitments, we have to intervene. But I have always tried to be open to such candidates.” In 2005, the Congregation for Catholic Education stated that the Church “cannot admit to the...
  • Social Security (SS-Ponzi) and Medicare (MC-Ponzi) Theological Considerations

    03/02/2011 10:29:53 AM PST · by Bob Maverick · 3 replies
    American Fairhope Retirement Plan ^ | March 2, 2011 | Bob Maverick
    Religion: Theological Considerations Congress established the Social Security (SS-Ponzi) and Medicare (MC-Ponzi) schemes in 1935 and 1965 respectively, both as parts of the continuing New Deal extravaganza. SS-Ponzi and MC-Ponzi participants are effectively involuntary conscripts of the government; without free choice to decline either federal Social Security or Medicare. American citizens must either play these games, by congressional house rules, or go to prison. It should be realized that most religions abhor gambling and consider it to be sin against their Lord and Maker. However, American employees and self employed small business owners are required to pay both SS-Tax and...
  • New Life Church hero says she was asked to leave because she's gay

    02/28/2011 9:26:48 AM PST · by ironwill · 247 replies · 2+ views
    FOX 31 KDVR - DENVER ^ | 2011.02.28 at 06:53 AM MST | by Web Staff
    COLORADO SPRINGS - The security guard who saved lives by shooting a gunman at the New Life Church in Colorado Springs has apparently been asked to leave. In December 2007, Jeanne Assam - working as a volunteer security guard - shot Matthew Murray after he killed two people outside the church. He killed two others the night before at a training center for Christian missionaries in Arvada. Assam was honored for her quick action. Murray likely would’ve killed more people at the church if she had not shot him repeatedly then pinned him down. Assam says last year when she...
  • The Prince of Screw Ups.

    02/24/2011 9:22:02 AM PST · by alleyesonCHRIST · 3 replies
    All Eyes on CHRIST ^ | 2/24/2011 | Charles C. Matthews
    Man have I screwed up in my life. In fact, I have screwed up a lot. I continually do no matter how hard I try to do better. I certainly do not deserve to be a Prince, but yet that is exactly what I am. In fact, the kingdom to which I am an heir is the wealthiest in the entire world. The streets are made of gold. My Father, well, He is the King of Kings. All will one day bow to Him. How bout you? Are you a Prince or Princess? Well, you can be. In fact, my...
  • The Truth of God’s Tolerance of Sin

    02/10/2011 7:57:04 PM PST · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 02-10-11 | Isaiah's Cry
    As the controversy over gay marriage “rights” continues, we see the distinction between the two groups becoming more and more defined–with the pro-gay and the “religious right.” But what is happening is that many religious people are trying to span the chasm between the two by watering down the Word of God in the name of tolerance. People try to paint Jesus as a tolerant man. But the raw truth is that He wasn’t. Here are some things that Jesus said that aren’t very tolerant: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father...
  • How They Deny Christ...

    02/06/2011 6:07:26 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 52 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 02-06-11 | Bill Randles
    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.(2 Timothy 3:1-5)There is a frightening phenomenon that I have observed lately. I have been seeing the unhappy spectacle of young people, between their teens and early thirties, reared in the evangelical subculture, yet denying Christ....
  • Eve after the Fall

    02/04/2011 6:53:48 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 49 replies
    Great moments in Democrat Party History: Genesis edition. Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot! Dumb broad and her damn apples.
  • Unforgivable Sin

    02/01/2011 1:58:48 PM PST · by hawkins · 10 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/01/2011 | Travis Main
    Before continuing with the full article take the TEST FOR THE UNFORGIVABLE SIN! Many people have been concerned they have committed unforgivable sin. Some would call this blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Others would call it the sin unto death. unforgivable sin is something that must be examined closely to allay fear. Unforgivable sin most certainly does deal with the Holy Spirit, but it is not as simple as using a curse word as some fear.
  • Pastors, LGBT Groups React to Joel Osteen's Remarks on Sin

    01/30/2011 10:35:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2011 | Audrey Barrick
    Popular preacher Joel Osteen's recent affirmation that homosexuality is a sin has garnered reaction from both gay rights advocates and evangelicals alike. LGBT group the Human Rights Campaign called for an immediate apology, arguing that his statement "adds a burden to those already struggling to accept their sexual orientation or gender identity." "One would hope Mr. Osteen would use his pulpit, with an audience of over 7 million people, to tell all human beings that they are loved just the way they are," said HRC President Joe Solmonese. "Instead he chose to send a dangerous and irresponsible message." Evangelical leader...
  • Sin Tax

    01/20/2011 6:54:34 PM PST · by mbeaven · 2 replies
    https://considerandhearme.wordpress.com ^ | 1/20/2011 | considerandhearme
    Sin Tax In the past few years, most state governments have been steadily increasing their sin tax rates. Legislatures initiated these taxes because they wanted to curb immoral behavior like smoking or drinking alcohol, or so was their excuse. Now they find the sin tax as a convenient way to increase tax revenues without causing public outcry. This is especially true of tobacco taxes. It is much easier to upset only a portion of the population — and any reaction against the tax comes from an already stigmatized group. Who wants to be near a smoker or a drunkard, after...
  • Theological Question

    01/19/2011 8:43:46 AM PST · by MNDude · 40 replies
    Is it a sin to be stupid?
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DENIAL OF FAITH, 01-07-11

    01/07/2011 8:56:38 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-07-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DENIAL OF FAITH Any word, sign, or action by which a person who is a professed Catholic denies what the Church teaches must be believed by her faithful. The denial is direct when what is said or done by its nature contains a rejection of the true faith. It is indirect when the rejection is implied under the circumstances. Every deliberate denial of one's faith is a grave sin. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee filing Chapter 11

    01/04/2011 1:06:16 PM PST · by ADSUM · 149 replies
    Archdiocese of Milwaukee ^ | 1/4/2010 | Archbishop Jerome Listecki
    Letter from Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Milwaukee
  • Gay Lobbyists Demand Meeting With Church [Catholic, Australia]

    12/28/2010 12:44:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies · 3+ views
    Gay rights advocates want to meet with the head of the Catholic church in Australia to discuss why parishioners are being told to oppose same-sex marriage. Gay lobbyists have written to the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, concerned about what they call a "destructive" church campaign against same-sex marriage. Their concerns follow an open letter distributed by the church, instructing parishioners to lobby federal MPs against voting for gay marriage. The letter followed a successful parliamentary motion, moved by the Australian Greens, urging MPs to discuss the issue in their communities. Australian Marriage Equality national convenor Peter Furness says...
  • Long Lay The World...

    12/24/2010 2:44:29 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Long Lay the world, in sin and error pining, till He appeared…”What a contrast this Christmas season presents to us this year. Anywhere I look , I see the most beautiful, serene snowfall I can ever remember seeing. The huge flakes float from the silk gray clouds against a backdrop of bare trees, an empty barn ,and open fields. The hush is surreal, it seems holy as does the pure white background which puts the bare trees in stark relief.I am living in a setting out of a Robert Frost poem.* Yet in spite of the beauty and serenity of...
  • Please list all sins so we don't mess up.

    12/17/2010 4:59:46 PM PST · by Benchim · 109 replies · 1+ views
    Antinomianism and the New Covenant ^ | 12/16/2010 | Gart O'toole
    For those not fully confident that salvation is free and we must live "sin free", please define "sin" for me in such a way as we may then make a full list of sins of commission and omission and live my life accordingly. You will bog down in a sea of ambiguity. For example ,"Thou shalt not kill" .Does this apply in self defense? War? Accident?Thou shalt not bear false witness? How many lies do you tell each day? "I'm fine, thank you " when your not. "I'll get right on it!" (when you won't). How about stealing? Oh,well ,you...
  • The Sins of the Father

    12/14/2010 8:29:03 AM PST · by wmfights · 4 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | December 14, 2010 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    The suicide of Mark Madoff, the 46-year-old elder son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, has all the trappings of a Greek tragedy. Madoff hanged himself in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of his father’s arrest for what is now known as the world’s largest-ever Ponzi scheme. Just before killing himself, Madoff called relatives and asked them to check on his two-year-old son, sleeping in the next room. His death came even as prosecutors and other legal authorities were considering legal charges against the sons of Bernard Madoff. At the same time, other authorities were seeking to go...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: Social conservative organizations are hate groups

    12/06/2010 10:11:13 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/2010 | John Rossomando
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) says it will not back down from its decision to label the Family Research Council and other socially conservative groups as hate groups, on par with the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Nations, for their views about homosexuality. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins recently asked SPLC to retract the hate group designation, but SPLC Intelligence Project Director Mark Potok told The Daily Caller that will never happen. SPLC’s Winter 2010 edition of its “Intelligence Report” magazine lists the Family Research Council as a hate group alongside the American Family Association, the Traditional...