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  • We Are All Barabbas

    03/30/2018 2:48:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Rapture Forums ^ | 3/30/18 | Nathan Jones
    Let’s take a look at the story of Barabbas as it relates to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. How does Pilate’s release of a criminal relate to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus? For a fascinating teaching which reveals the deeper insights concerning the purpose of the resurrection of Jesus found in the story of Barabbas, we invited Doug Greenwold, a Bible scholar who serves as the senior teaching fellow for a ministry called Preserving Bible Times, to our television program Christ in Prophecy. Doug uncovers often missed insights into dramatic biblical stories by digging deep into the overall...
  • 50 Catholic Converts...Over the Last Century

    04/16/2017 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies
    NCR, the good one ^ | Apr 15th, 2017 | Matthew Bunson
    [Excerpt: cut from 50 to 13] A few of the most notable converts over the last century: The dazzling variety is a microcosm of the many different people who enter the Church every year —[for] no past, however dark and troubled, makes us unwelcome to God’s loving embrace of mercy and forgiveness. Francis Beckwith (b. 1960): Philosopher /theologian; elected president of the Evangelical Theological Society; converted to Catholicism 2007. Robert Bork (1927-2012): Conservative American judge known for the vicious political fight blocking his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987. Converted to Catholicism in 2003. Dave Brubeck (1920-2012): Renowned...
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Embraces LGBT-Inclusive Definition Of Marriage

    03/18/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 17, 2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    The tide has turned for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to be married in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Following years of debate and introspection, America’s largest Presbyterian denomination has announced a change to its constitution that allows for a more inclusive definition of marriage. Officially called Amendment 14-F, the new wording in the denomination’s Book of Order will describe marriage as being “between two people.”
  • Yes Holy Father, Jesus walks with sinners but He asks us to sin no more...

    09/09/2014 7:56:30 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 21 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 9, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Pope Francis has just reminded us that, "God 'walks with the righteous and the sinners.' He walks 'with everyone, to arrive at that encounter, the final encounter of man with Him.'" (See here). Once again, it is what Pope Francis does not say that is troubling. Yes the weeds continue to grow among the wheat until Jesus returns. Yes, we are all sinners. But the notion that I can live as I wish, committing one sin after another, and that this is somehow "okay" because Jesus "walks with me" is erroneous. It is presumption. The Catechism of the Catholic Church...
  • Since Jesus Ate With Sinners, Do I Have to Eat at the Strip Club’s Buffet? (Warning: Photos at link)

    02/28/2014 10:36:43 AM PST · by Gamecock · 53 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | Joe Carter
    Do you know that strip club down by the airport? You've probably never been in there. You likely have no interest in going in there. The only reason you even know about it is because your uncle, the one you have to pick up from the airport every Thanksgiving, makes a joke about the sign that says they have an all-you-can-eat buffet. (It's a lame joke made lamer by the fact that he tells it the same way every year.)There's something you probably don't know about that buffet: Jesus would have no qualms about sitting at the bar eating scrambled eggs....
  • The Good Guys Are Not Coming To Save Us

    04/28/2013 5:41:03 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    Free-Man's Perspective ^ | 4/25/2013 | Paul Rosenberg
    A lot of Americans know that the US government is out of control. Anyone who has cared enough to study the US Constitution even a little knows this. Still, very few of these people are taking any significant action, and largely because of one error: They are waiting for “the good guys” to show up and fix things. Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix things, or that one magnificent politician will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the military will step in and slap the politicians back...
  • Pastor defends billboard message

    04/04/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    upi ^ | April 3, 2011
    TAVARES, Fla. - The pastor of a Florida house of worship called Saturday Night Live Church says its billboard reading "Scumbags Welcome!" is in keeping with Jesus' preaching. Pastor Moses Robbins said his church's message isn't intended as a put down for a societal fringe that includes addicts, thieves and others who don't feel at home in a traditional church setting, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported. "Our hope was that we would fill up the building, bring new people to the cross and Jesus," Robbins, 42, said. The non-denominational church holds services in the activity center of the First United...
  • The Eternity of Hell

    05/27/2010 11:43:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies · 726+ views
    Bible Tidbits ^ | 5/27/2010 | Daniel Egan
    There are a few who say that hell is not eternal and that some day God’s mercy will overcome his justice and hell will be emptied. What does the Bible and catechism say about this? CCC 1021 Death puts an end to human life as the time open to either accepting or rejecting the divine grace manifested in Christ.CCC 393 It is the irrevocable character of their choice, and not a defect in the infinite divine mercy, that makes the angels’ sin unforgivable. "There is no repentance for the angels after their fall, just as there is no repentance...
  • Lifted, Like A Snake In The Desert

    11/01/2009 8:24:51 AM PST · by OneVike · 6 replies · 445+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11/1/09 | One Viike
    Have you ever given it much though about the phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise”? Quite often you will here a pastor use this phrase as he instructs you to give glory to God though His Son. But have you ever really consider what the phrase means to you and and the significance of it? Give me a moment of your time and allow me to introduce you to something very few Christians have actually ever considered when hearing this phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise”. Most people know the verse John 3:16 , many have even memorized it....
  • Undercover At An Evangelical University

    05/31/2009 5:06:56 PM PDT · by Freepmanchew · 22 replies · 1,728+ views
    NPR ^ | Kevin Roose
    Taking a semester off to travel and focus on writing isn't that unusual for a student at Brown University. But instead of studying comparative literature in Europe, Kevin Roose decided to go to Lynchburg, Va., and enroll at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Roose passed himself off as an evangelical Christian to blend in with students at the school founded by the late Moral Majority leader. The experience led to a book, The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.
  • Ivy Leaguer `infiltrates' Falwell's university

    04/22/2009 2:26:15 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 25 replies · 1,412+ views
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kevin Roose managed to blend in during his single semester at Liberty University, attending lectures on the myth of evolution and the sin of homosexuality, and joining fellow students on a mission trip to evangelize partyers on spring break. Roose had transferred to the Virginia campus from Brown University in Providence, a famously liberal member of the Ivy League. His Liberty classmates knew about the switch, but he kept something more important hidden: He planned to write a book about his experience at the school founded by fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell. Each conversation about salvation or hand-wringing...
  • Feeling sinful? Get SoulWow, available now in NY

    04/13/2009 3:57:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 397+ views
    philly/news ^ | Sun, Apr. 12, 2009
    NEW YORK - Sinners, take heed: There's a product available now in parts of New York that will leave you with that "almost baptized feeling." It's called SoulWow , with the cleansing power of confession.
  • Pontiff: Saints Know They Are Sinners [Catholic Caucus]

    09/15/2008 4:48:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 286+ views
    ZNA ^ | September 15, 2008
    LOURDES, France, SEPT. 15, 2008 ( The only thing that separates a saint from a sinner is that a saint looks less at himself and more at Christ and his love, says the Pope. The Pope offered a commentary on the Eucharist on Sunday night at the conclusion of the Eucharistic procession in the prairie at the Marian shrine in Lourdes. The Holy Father visited Lourdes this weekend to participate in the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the Marian apparitions there. He returned to Rome today."Let us accept; may you accept to offer yourselves to him who has given...
  • Evolutionary Psychologists say humans are "born Polygamous"

    07/11/2007 12:33:05 PM PDT · by renardicus · 95 replies · 2,177+ views
    Psychology Today ^ | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.
    Homosexuals have claimed for a while now that they are "born that way", and that their innate desires are a part of "who they are". They try to use this supposed "fact" to convince people that Gay marriage should be legal. Even though it is absurd to base laws on "human desire", their tactic is often effective because many people are more willing to sympathize with them if they believe there is no choice involved with them being homosexual. The funniest part about the whole thing is, if we follow their own logic, polygamous marriage would have to be legal...
  • Could it happen to you?

    11/30/2006 6:26:08 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies · 278+ views
    Christian Examiner ^ | December 2006 | Doug Trouten
    What’s the worst thing that could happen to an evangelical leader who has been an outspoken critic of the homosexual agenda? You’d think it would be a scandal involving the services of a gay prostitute. But Ted Haggard, recently departed head of the National Association of Evangelicals, managed to top even that. In Haggard’s case, it appears that his favorite male prostitute was also his drug dealer. Many in the evangelical community are wringing their hands, wondering how such a thing could happen. It’s the wrong question. We live in a fallen world and have fallen natures, and we face...
  • Sex church preaches how 'Jesus loves porn stars'

    06/30/2006 12:15:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 44 replies · 2,241+ views
    AFP ^ | 06/30/06
    A Christian missionary group making the rounds at US adult entertainment conventions hands out Bibles with "Jesus loves porn stars" stamped on their covers. Jesus loves porn stars just as much as he does pastors and soccer moms, XXXchurch contends. The outreach team from XXXchurch, calling itself a "porn ministry," distributes paperback New Testaments with a gaudy purple-and-yellow cover reading: "Jesus loves porn stars." Its website, billed as the number-one Christian porn site, includes downloadable Bible studies and an array of "prayer software," including "accountability programs" designed to help users resist pornographic temptation. The Bible's text, in everyday conversational English,...
  • Revenge Of The Queers (Ann Coulter's Praise Of A Republican Sinner Alert)

    03/15/2006 4:09:17 PM PST · by goldstategop · 46 replies · 2,462+ views ^ | 03/15/06 | Ann Coulter
    I guess the only way we'll ever find out how many blacks have worked in the Bush administration is to wait for them to get in trouble someday so we can read the breathless, triumphant stories on the front page of the New York Times about a black Republican scofflaw. It's amazing that anyone has ever heard of Condoleezza Rice – she's never even been arrested for jaywalking. Claude Allen, whom I first heard of this week, was a top adviser to President Bush for more than 4 1/2 years. Soon after Bush was elected in 2000, he made Allen...
  • Muslims in fatal denial of HIV/AIDS

    07/17/2005 10:08:48 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 58 replies · 2,225+ views ^ | July 18, 2005 | Laura Kelley and Nicholas Eberstadt
    <p>Few Islamic countries have taken steps to tackle the pandemic as the death toll continues to mount.</p> <p>''I just pray that God ends my life before more symptoms show. I don't want to create problems for my family.''</p> <p>Before his HIV-positive diagnosis in 2001, the Egyptian engineer who spoke these words thought that AIDS was a faraway disease that afflicted only foreigners. He had no idea that the global AIDS pandemic had reached his country. Now he says he would rather kill himself than be rejected along with his family by neighbors and friends, who regard HIV as synonymous with sin and shame.</p>

    05/19/2005 11:13:34 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 20 replies · 539+ views ^ | 15 May 2005 | Editors, The Associated Press
    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people Sunday, saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Before offering communion, the Rev. Michael Sklucazek told the congregation at the Cathedral of St. Paul that anyone wearing a sash could come forward for a blessing but would not receive wine and bread. A group called the Rainbow Sash Alliance has encouraged supporters to wear the multicolored fabric bands since 2001 on each Pentecost Sunday, the day Catholics believe the Holy Spirit...
  • A Gay Cruising Site Defends Itself (Over HIV “super-strain,” )

    02/22/2005 2:21:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 2,955+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | February 28, 2005
    The manager of on the HIV “super-strain,” unsafe sex, crystal meth, and corporate—and personal—responsibility. The news that a New Yorker had contracted what appears to be an especially fast-acting, medically impervious form of HIV put the three-year-old gay-personals site on the front page of the Times, and on the defensive. Along with AOL chat rooms, the popular site was repeatedly cited as a place where men arrange to have sex with other men (although the actual site, or sites, where this man met some of his “hundreds” of unsafe-sex partners while bingeing on crystal meth, has not been...