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  • Walt's Religious/Spiritual Items from Other Threads

    05/21/2020 10:30:01 AM PDT · by WaltStuart · 26 replies
    Personal ^ | 5/20/2020 | WaltStuart
    think God has something much bigger than an old style tent revival, in mind. I think we are going to see unprecedented moves of God never seen on the planet before. Hard to imagine but that’s how I read Scripture. I think a number of current prophetic sources have said such things, too. I think/believe that: 1. "Holy Fire" will fall in multiple places--simultaneously and sequentially. In many cases firemen will appear because of the authentic reports of fire. But the fires will be like Moses' burning bush--not consuming the buildings involved. 2. in some venues, 100% of all the...
  • (Vanity) Vague Request For Help Finding an Old Essay

    04/26/2020 2:17:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4-26-2020 | Me
    Rather embarrassing request. Maybe 7 years ago, I came across an interesting essay on "the existence of God or the Devil." DISCLAIMER: NO IT WAS NOT C.S. LEWIS OR CHESTERTON OR WILLIAM LANE CRAIG. THANK YOU! It was maybe 6 or 8 pages long, and was fairly learned and erudite, but written in a Screwtape-style fashion ; it was a way of "backing up into" the existence of God, starting with the existence of Evil ; and from there, not arguing against God, but FOR the existence of the Devil (from thence, of course, God Follows, since the Devil rebelled...
  • The top 10 benefits of being an atheist

    04/14/2020 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2020 | Ray Comfort
    There are supposedly real benefits to being an atheist, ten of which I’ve listed below (those in quotes are from actual atheists[1]):1. I can embrace new scientific theories about human origins, without being saddled with the belief that a god created everything.2. I’m free from church hierarchy telling me what I can and can’t do.3. I can embrace a woman’s right to make choices when it comes to her own body.4. I don’t have to give my money to a church, so that the pastor can afford his own personal jet.5. People don’t look down on me intellectually because I...
  • Cdl. Burke Rebukes Church’s Pagan Idolatry

    03/26/2020 3:56:51 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 23, 2020
    Cdl. Burke Rebukes Church’s Pagan Idolatry Coronavirus memo calls faithful to prayer and penance ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A leading traditionalist cardinal is calling upon Catholics to reflect upon the coronavirus calamity in the light of society's rebellion against God and "even within the Church, a paganism which worships nature and the earth." Priest hosting drive-through communion outside his church "There are those within the Church who refer to the earth as our mother, as if we came from the earth, and the earth is our salvation," laments Cdl. Raymond Burke, alluding to the veneration of Pachamama in the Vatican during the October Amazon...
  • Pope Believes Chinese Virus Is Nature’s Wrath

    03/24/2020 5:23:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 38 replies
    Church Militant ^ | March 24, 2020 | Kristine Christlieb
    Pope Believes Chinese Virus Is Nature’s Wrath ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis is weighing in on one of the most troubling theological questions of all time: Does God bring about natural disasters and other trials to punish humans for their sins? His answer is "No."Dr. Gavin Ashenden But Mother Nature does. In a Skype interview aired on Spanish television, Francis suggested the global pandemic is nature's response to man's ecological sins: "God always forgives. We forgive from time to time. Nature never forgives. Fires, earthquakes ... nature is kicking in so that we take care of nature." Some analysts note that embedded within the pontiff's remarks...
  • Pope Francis blames coronavirus on nature ‘having a fit’ over environmental damage

    03/24/2020 11:52:39 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 93 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    WATCH: Pope Francis blames coronavirus on nature ‘having a fit’ over environmental damage The Pope told a Spanish journalist Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is nature throwing a tantrum 'so that we will take care of nature' Pope Francis attends the Pachamama ritual in the Vatican Gardens where a pagan 'sacred tree' planting ceremony took place, Oct. 4, 2019, Rome. March 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis told a Spanish journalist on Sunday that he believes that the coronavirus pandemic is nature “having a fit” in response to environmental pollution. Stating that “curiously the planet hasn’t been very clean for...
  • CPRF [Communist Party of Russian Federation] Doesn't Mind Mentioning God in Russian Constitution

    02/12/2020 6:09:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Interfax ^ | 2/11/20
    Moscow, February 11, Interfax - The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) does not mind mentioning God in the preamble to the Russian constitution, CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov said. At a press conference at Interfax's central office, Zyuganov answered a question about the possibility of mentioning God in the preamble to the constitution, saying, "It's an image that is in line with the main moral and spiritual values of our state." God is also mentioned in the Russian national anthem, he said. According to Zyuganov, biblical themes have become a part of communist ideology. "When I studied the Bible,...
  • After Investigating 1,000 Near Death Experiences, This Author Came To The Conclusion That Life After Death Is Very Real

    01/20/2020 12:56:09 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 175 replies
    eotad ^ | 1/16/2020 | Michael Snyder
    Does life after death really exist? The answer to this question has fundamental implications for every man, woman and child on the entire planet, and yet most people don’t spend very much time thinking about it. If this life is not the end, so much of the petty stuff that we spend so much time obsessing over in this life really doesn’t matter, and instead we should be focusing on the things that actually do matter for the life to come. However, if this life truly is the end, we might as well eat, drink, party and enjoy this life...
  • Atheism is declining worldwide, says report; what should Christians do?

    10/17/2019 9:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | Hayden Royster
    A few months ago, the good folks at the ​Center for the Study of Global Christianity released the 2019 ​edition​ of their “Status of Global Christianity” report. There’s a lot of fascinating info in there. Some of the more significant stats are detailed in the LifeWay ​article​, 7 SURPRISING TRENDS IN GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY IN 2019, like the fact that Christianity is growing faster than the population is, or that the percentage of unevangelized individuals in the world has shrunk, from 54.3% in 1900 to 28.4% today.Perhaps most fascinating, though, is the projected decrease in atheism worldwide. According to the report,...
  • ‘He Was So Shiney and Bright’: Muslim Details Miraculous Conversion After Jesus Visited Him (TR)

    09/23/2019 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Faithwire ^ | September 23, 2019 | Lindsay Elizabeth
    On Wednesday night, Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church hosted a simulcast called Something Needs to Change, part of an ongoing initiative from The Gospel Coalition. In the simulcast, Platt, an author and former president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, shared an interview with a missionary named Yazim. “He lives and works in a part of the Middle East where, not only is it illegal to share the Gospel, it’s life-threatening to talk about how the Gospel is advancing,” Platt shared. In the simulcast Yazim, a Middle East church planter shared with Platt and the listeners...
  • Federal Court Rules in Favor of Atheist Group in COLTS Lawsuit

    09/20/2019 6:34:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    WNEP News ^ | 9/17/19
    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- An atheist group has won its fight against COLTS, the County of Lackawanna Transit System. The federal lawsuit from 2012 was over an ad the group wanted to put on the sides of buses. The COLTS board of directors said the ad violated a policy about buses becoming, "a public forum for debate and discussion." Justin Vacula, a student from Marywood University, sued, and on Tuesday, a federal court ruled the ban on religious and non-religious messaging violates the First Amendment. Vacula is the spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society, the group that brought the...
  • 3 Beliefs Some Progressive Christians and Atheists Share

    09/13/2019 10:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Alisa Childers
    “Listen. I gotta break it to you . . . I’m post-Christian. . . . I don’t believe it anymore. I don’t believe any of it.” These are the words former Christian minister Bart Campolo recalls speaking to his famous evangelist father, Tony Campolo, after leaving the faith of his youth. He explained that his journey to secular humanism was a 30-year process of passing through every stage of heresy. In other words, his theology “progressed” from conservative to liberal to entirely secular. He predicted that in 10 years, 30 percent to 40 percent of so-called progressive Christians will...
  • Paul Davies - Can We Explain Cosmos and Consciousness?

    09/09/2019 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Jayster · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 26th, 2019 | Closer To Truth(Youtube)
    The existence of both cosmos and consciousness, each in its own way, constitute deep problems, perhaps grand mysteries beyond human knowing. Some claim that the two mysteries can only be solved in parallel, together, not in series, alone. Some base their claim on religion, a few on science, others on the belief that consciousness is the ultimate reality.
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Is There Any “Secular” Evidence to Support the Bible’s Claims?

    09/08/2019 11:10:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 2, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    Although the Bible is not an ancient history textbook, it does report events that have been confirmed by other historical works. Consider the following examples: Archeological digs and ancient Assyrian records confirm the Bible’s portrayal of King Sennacherib’s invasion of Judah (2 Kings 18:13–19:37). Until recent excavations at Tell Mardikh uncovered tablets mentioning Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:1–29), scholars dismissed the existence of both cities as a biblical legend. The Hittites were also considered a biblical legend until their capital and records were discovered in modern-day Turkey. The palace of King Sargon, an Assyrian ruler mentioned in Isaiah, was uncovered...
  • The Whore And The Beast: Two Lanes, One Road

    09/06/2019 7:07:54 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/6/2019 | Gary
    There is only one means of forgiveness and only one way into Heaven.  The way is just as available to thieves and prostitutes as it is to those with extreme religious zeal.  The way is simple and the knowledge of this path is available to all—whether wise or unintelligent, old or young.  Yet the way is exceedingly narrow. Enter through the narrow gate.  For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few...
  • Charlamagne & Arian Foster WRONG about Christian History & atheism (reaction the breakfast club)

    08/29/2019 8:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 29, 2019 | Whaddo You Meme??
    Charlamagne the god and Arian Foster (bobby feeno) talk atheism, christianity, religion and history on the breakfast club power1051. The only problem is, Charlamagne and Arian Foster don't know what they're talking about.
  • Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian

    08/22/2019 10:35:35 PM PDT · by OddLane · 75 replies
    Unbelievable? ^ | August 23, 2019 | Justin Brierley
    Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley shares why he thinks Christianity makes best sense of human existence, value and purpose.
  • The Lifted Veil

    08/13/2019 12:59:53 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 21 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 8-12-2019 | Gary
    Prepare yourselves dear friends for this will be the most somber article I've ever written.  This may challenge and stretch you.  It may make you uncomfortable and your stomach twist, but you need to hear it—if not for yourself, then for those you know who are far from God.  I have called upon the LORD to give me the words to say and I have faith He will. No ears will be tickled with this article, but there is certainly hope for those who believe. I pray that God will give me His words and that through His words we...
  • Atheist Lies About Trashing Pro-Life Signs

    08/02/2019 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Created Equal Films ^ | July 1, 2019 | Created Equal Films
    Atheist Lies About Trashing Pro-Life Signs Those with no real argument to justify abortion continue to turn to violence and intimidation.
  • Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwin’s theories

    08/02/2019 7:49:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 127 replies
    College Fix ^ | JULY 30, 2019 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwin’s theories JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR •JULY 30, 2019 ‘The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain’ David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, calling it a “beautiful idea” that has been effectively disproven. Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web and has developed many complex computing tools over the years, is today a professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, member of the National Council of the Arts, and a...