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  • Obama Calls It Fairness. The GOP Calls It Class Warfare. Scripture Calls It Envy

    01/29/2012 4:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Obama, in his State of the Union address and during his initial five-state, multi-million dollar taxpayer funded re-election jaunt has stated repeatedly that his platform and policies are not about class warfare, which means, of course, that his ticket is all about class warfare—or “fairness,” as he likes to call it … or as the Scripture labels it, envy. You don’t hear much about envy anymore, do you? We hear a lot about greed being bad, but in Obamaland envy is no longer a rank vice but a right and a virtue. However, historically speaking, envy has always been seen...
  • How did God test the angels?

    01/25/2012 10:45:09 AM PST · by Teófilo · 95 replies
    Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus our Lord and Savior. I’m about to tackle the issue of the testing of the angels by God mentioned by Fr. Fortea a few posts ago, and to search for Scriptural clues about it, and reflect on the consequences of the failure by some of the angels to rise to the test. Why does God test his creatures? Speaking about this test is difficult because the Scriptural data is sparse and can only be surmised by what’s explicitly stated in Scripture by secondary reasoning. We know from Scripture that God...
  • German Catholic Priest Admits To 280 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

    01/13/2012 10:31:42 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 218 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/13/2012 | Sanya Khetani
    A German Catholic priest has admitted 280 counts of sexual abuse involving three boys over almost a decade, the BBC reported. About 2,800 pornographic images -- including several of his victims -- were found on the priest's computer. Named only as Andreas L, the priest, 46, told a court in Braunschweig he did not think he was doing harm.
  • LOVE ONE ANOTHER!! WE ARE ALL THE SAME!

    12/31/2011 2:05:57 PM PST · by jesus4life · 85 replies
    BIBLE and FAITH | GOD inspired
    Happy New Year ( for those that celebreate it!). Love one another no matter what you think you know or dont know about them. Only GOD knows all things. We can only assume. Assumption is guessing upon things we may have seen on or about someone at a specific time and place. This can all change at GOD's will the next second. On this NEW YEAR ( again for those that celebrate), new minute, new day, new second, etc..... may we all have a new way of thinking and start loving one another. We all are going through various things...
  • The Animal Skin Coverings...Genesis 3 pt 15

    Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. (Genesis 3:21)Remember that when Adam and Eve sinned they immediately perceived that they were naked? The nakedness of our first father and mother was a spiritual condition as well as a physical one. Now that they had broken away from God, they deeply sensed that they were vulnerable , uncovered, and exposed as sinful beings in the presence of holiness. This sense of nakedness has passed down unto all of the children of Adam. All of us feel the need for some...
  • Do Muslim Nations Do a Better Job in Fighting Gay Marriage, than Christian Nations?

    12/28/2011 9:58:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the Obama administration in the US, and the David Cameron administration in Britain, are threatening to cut off aid to third world nations that do not support gay rights? I do not support foreign aid in principle. But I think that using aid to force gay rights on foreign nations is irresponsible and disgusting. Here are stories on the issue: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15524013 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/06/us-overseas-aid-human-rights Almost all White Christian nations in Europe and elsewhere, embrace gay civil unions of one sort or another, and some support full gay marriage. In Non-White Christian nations, they view the White Christian nations...
  • Pope highlights Mary's role as 'woman of the apocalypse'

    12/27/2011 8:24:19 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 697 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/28/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2011 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the biblical description of a “woman clothed with the sun” in his remarks at Rome's Spanish Steps on the 2011 Feast of the Immaculate Conception. “What is the meaning of this image? It represents the Church and Our Lady at the same time,” the Pope told the crowd assembled before the nearby statue commemorating the 1854 definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception. “Before all, the 'woman' of the apocalypse is Mary herself.” The 12th chapter of the Biblical Apocalypse – also known as the Book of...
  • Rare Cuneiform Script Found on Island of Malta

    12/24/2011 9:27:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Thursday, December 22, 2011 | Vol. 5 December 2011
    A small-sized find in an ancient megalithic temple stirs the imagination. Excavations among what many scholars consider to be the world's oldest monumental buildings on the island of Malta continue to unveil surprises and raise new questions about the significance of these megalithic structures and the people who built them. Not least is the latest find -- a small but rare, crescent-moon shaped agate stone featuring a 13th-century B.C.E. cuneiform inscription, the likes of which would normally be found much farther west in Mesopotamia. Led by palaeontology professor Alberto Cazzella of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", the archaeological team...
  • David and Bathsheba

    12/13/2011 7:10:57 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 19 replies
    Torah Ideals ^ | Rabbi Yonason Goldson
    It is a convention of biblical scholarship that scripture sometimes presents seemingly contradictory information that forces us to evaluate the misdeeds of extraordinary people in the context of their times and circumstances. To warn us against superficially interpreting David’s episode with Bathsheba, the Talmud records the oral tradition that, “Anyone who says that David sinned is in error.”1 Even without the Talmud’s admonition, it is impossible to reconcile the simple reading of the text with Torah law. According to Jewish law, an adulteress is forbidden to marry a man with whom she committed adultery, even after divorce or the death...
  • Dealing with gay family member situation (vanity)

    12/08/2011 11:52:02 AM PST · by AUJenn · 301 replies
    We have a close family member who decided a few years ago that she was gay. I say 'decided' because up until then, she had always dated men and was actually about to get married. It came as a huge shock to everyone and has taken a while to get used to. She has had the same partner since she announced her lifestyle change. It has been difficult for me and other family members to accept and get used to their living arrangements, lifestyle, etc, especially on holidays. But as time has gone on, I have accepted this is how...
  • Log Cabin Republicans rip Rick Perry ad

    12/07/2011 1:22:14 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/07/2011 | By Brian Montopoli
    The Log Cabin Republicans, a gay Republican group, on Wednesday criticized a new ad from Rick Perry in which the Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate suggests "there's something wrong" when gays can serve openly in the military but kids "can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school." "Our nation was built upon individual liberty and individual responsibility, and open service by gay and lesbian servicemembers is directly in line with the vision of our Founding Fathers," said R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans. "It is wrong for Governor Perry to assume being a person of...
  • 8-Yr Old Boy leaves Michele Bachmann speechless on Gay Rights (Barf Alert)

    12/06/2011 10:30:42 AM PST · by parksstp · 34 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12-06-2011 | Maggie Astor
    Normally, when people confront her on gay rights, Michele Bachmann has a response ready.
  • Adultery and Politics (Religious conservatives often go wrong by focusing on sexual sins)

    12/06/2011 7:09:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/06/2011 | Dennis Prager
    With Herman Cain’s announcement that he was suspending his presidential campaign because of the charges of sexual harassment and of a 13-year-long affair, issues are raised that the country would do well to think through. The two most obvious are whether we should care about a politician’s sexual life, and how much the press should report about these matters. But there is a larger issue that needs to be addressed first: What does adultery tell us about a person? For many Americans, the answer is, “Pretty much all we need to know.” This certainly seems to be the case with...
  • For Every Zach Wahls...

    12/03/2011 5:26:32 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    Gay marriage has been rejected by every vote or referendum in every state of the union in which it has been proposed, including Iowa But it was foisted upon the state by Judicial fiat, over the objections of voters. Three of the Justices who imposed “gay marriage” on the state, came up for re-election and were soundly defeated in the 2010 elections, by Iowa voters.There is a movement to impeach the remaining activist judges. In the meantime the Iowa house voted 62-37 to pass a marriage amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. But the motion...
  • Small Ky. church votes against interracial couples, prompting race argument between members

    11/30/2011 7:58:54 PM PST · by TSgt · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/30/2011 | AP via Washington Post
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race. Members at the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church voted Sunday on the resolution, which says the church “does not condone interracial marriage.” The church member who crafted the resolution, Melvin Thompson, said he is not racist and called the matter an “internal affair.” “I am not racist. I will tell you that. I am not prejudiced against any race of people, have never in my lifetime spoke evil about...
  • QUESTION TO ALL!! Relationship with each other and with GOD's law!!

    11/30/2011 11:30:50 AM PST · by jesus4life · 34 replies
    GOD inspired! | jesus4life
    TO,ALL!! PLEASE PRAY, READ, and PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTION AT YOUR LEISURE!!
  • Fall And Estrangement...Genesis 3 pt 5

    And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. (Genesis 3:7-8)Immediately after they transgressed, we are told that Adam and Eve became painfully aware of it. Their eyes were indeed opened, but not in the way that they had expected. Upon acting out their rejection...
  • Historic Comic Cover of the Day (Barf Alert)

    11/25/2011 1:36:03 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://thedailywh.at ^ | 11/25/2011 | n/a
    After introducing its first openly gay character in September 2010, Archie Comics continues to lead the pack with the mainstream comic book world’s first same-sex marriage. Kevin Keller will marry his military sweetheart, Clay, in an upcoming issue of Life with Archie. The character is also set to star in a pioneering solo title starting this February. An interracial same-sex marriage between two soldiers in an Archie comic? The times are no longer a-changin’, they are a-changed.
  • Obama's Thanksgiving Proclamation Strikingly Different From Predecessors'

    11/24/2011 10:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Janet M.LaRue
    Psychiatrist Karl Menninger, founder of the Menninger Clinic, raised the question, “Whatever became of sin?” in his 1973 book title. There was a time when U.S. presidents made certain that our sin didn’t fade from our national conscience. Not this year. The Huffington Post reviewed the Thanksgiving Proclamations of 26 U.S. Presidents from Washington to Barack Obama, and concluded that they’re “strikingly the same”: "Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor..." With these words,...
  • What Adam Actually Did...Genesis 3 pt 4

    And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.(Genesis 3:6)There has long been much confusion about the nature of Adam’s sin. This is partly because it is hard for us to imagine how the simple act of plucking fruit from the forbidden tree could merit such devastating consequences, not only for Adam but for the entire human race....
  • The Sin Of Adam...Genesis 3 pt 3

    11/22/2011 9:10:25 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 43 replies · 1+ views
    And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.(Genesis 3:6)Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:(Romans 5:12)Responsibility for the fall of man is laid at the feet of Adam, the father of us all, not Eve. Never in all...
  • Sandusky indictment reveals possible Alamo Bowl assault (Penn. State; Texas Charges Possible)

    The Bexar County District Attorney's Office and SAPD are looking into an alleged incident back in 1999 that reportedly happened in San Antonio. The San Antonio connection involves the 1999 Alamo Bowl when Penn State went up against Texas A&M. The grand jury indictment, alleges Sandusky brought a young boy to San Antonio to attend the Alamo Bowl. He is identified as "Victim 4." Sandusky reportedly threatened to send the victim home if he didn't cooperate with the illegal activity. Sandusky is also accused of giving Victim 4 gifts, clothing, and passes to various sporting events. Sandusky allegedly guaranteed Victim...
  • Gov Rick Perry Supporter and pollster for a SuperPAC that supports Perry is the Herman Cain source

    11/02/2011 6:14:32 PM PDT · by justsaynomore · 492 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 11/2/11 | Greta Susteren
    I don't know if there is more than one source or not, but, according to Politico, Chris Wilson, a Governor Perry supporter and pollster for the super PAC that supports Governor Perry, worked at the National Restaurant Association and is the (a?) source for the Cain/sexual harassment story. He said the episode of harassment occurred in a public restaurant in the 1990's and that many people knew about it. What is WEIRD about the Politico story and Chris Wilson, is that Chris Wilson would not or did not say what happened. The only reason that omission catches my attention is...
  • 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...