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Theology (Religion)

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  • Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt

    06/05/2020 6:07:21 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 17 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/5/20
    In the last twenty years, we have seen as a people the near-complete erosion and extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. The United States is increasingly becoming a secular socialist state while abandoning and despising our representative republic of "In God We Trust", which we were founded upon. Our Judeo-Christian heritage, morality, and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility, and virtue are hisses and by-words in Hollywood, the Media Establishment, College/University Campuses,...
  • Don't Be A Victim, Be Jesus' Victor!

    06/04/2020 6:30:04 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/4/20
    Beloved, daily bombardments from this demonic world seek to rattle and destroy the faith of the men and women of Almighty God (John 16:33; Eph. 6:10-12, 1 Peter 5:8). It is so easy to look inwardly and subjectively and see ourselves as poor wretched victims. It is sad to say that many blood brought children of Almighty God in Christ today choose unbelief which results in the shipwrecked life on the rocks of lawless consequences, subjectivism, and self-pity. Truly there are no utopias here on planet earth even for God's redeemed (Matt. 6:27-33, John 16:33, Phil. 4:6-7), but we are...
  • Be Slow to Speak

    06/04/2020 12:01:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Let everyone be . . . slow to speak" (James 1:19). Dont rush into the role of a Bible teacher. It is reported that when the Scottish Reformer John Knox was called to preach, he shed many tears and withdrew himself to the privacy of his room. He was grieved and greatly troubled at the prospect of such an awesome responsibility. Only the compelling grace of the Holy Spirit Himself enabled Knox to fulfill his calling. John Knox understood the importance of being slow to speak. He knew that God holds teachers of the Word accountable for what they say,...
  • [Barf Alert] Pope: Do you have the courage to be angry with God?

    06/03/2020 4:24:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 3, 2020 | Kathleen N. Hattrup
    [Barf Alert] Pope: Do you have the courage to be angry with God? Pope Francis on June 3 continued his catechesis series on prayer, noting the great change in history that comes about with the call of Abraham.Prior to God reaching out to him, the pope said, Logic would suggest that [Abraham] worshipped other divinities; perhaps he was a wise man, used to peering at the sky and the stars. But in response to Gods promise a promise that could only be trusted Abraham leaves. He hears Gods voice and trusts His word. And with this departure a...
  • Farewell #WokeChurch - Time For Some Honesty

    06/03/2020 1:12:33 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    AD ^ | 6/3/20 | A.D. Robles
    Enough is enough. From this die forward any conversation with the woke church has to be viewed as an interfaith dialogue. This is not an in house discussion any longer. You have a different law, different gospel, different word and in some cases an overtly different god.
  • Cerberus, the Three-Headed Dog. An Allegory for What Ails Our Culture?

    06/03/2020 9:51:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-02-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on June 3, 2020 Cerberus, the Three-Headed Dog. An Allegory for What Ails Our Culture? In ancient Greek mythology the dog Cerberus guarded the entrance to Hades (the misty and gloomy underworld, the abode of the dead), permitting anyone to enter but none to leave. Cerberus is usually depicted as a three headed dog and some have tried to link this to his seeing the past, present and future. Cerberus’ name comes to us in a Latinized version from the Greek, where he was called Κέρβερος (Kerberos).Now, when you and I think of dogs, we think of “man’s...
  • How Jesus responded to violence and injustice

    06/03/2020 9:37:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/03/2020 | Jim Denison
    They did this for no reason. Its not going to bring George back here. George is in a better place than we are. Last night, Im going to be honest, I wished I was where George was. ... These people are tearing up our livelihood.This is how Stephanie Wilford, a disabled African American woman who lives in south Minneapolis, responded to the recent destruction in her community. She obviously had nothing to do with the tragic death of George Floyd, but she has become a victim of those who are perpetrating violence in response to it. A woman threw a...
  • The Present U.S. Demonic Euphemistic Lawless Delusuion

    06/03/2020 7:05:38 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 16 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/3/20
    The words peace, love, joy and harmony which are used today by the lawless are nothing more than an altered reality of turmoil, anarchy, lust and delusion. The redefining of moral absolutes can never change reality (truth), no matter how many billions of people one may gather together or rally to their cause (Rev. 16:13-16). It is the world's delusional godless desire to seek the fruits of RIGHTEOUSNESS by the application of lawless euphemistic means. How can anything good precede from anarchy and a delusional reality which seeks only to make war with and destroy REALITY and TRUTH (Romans 1:18-32)?...
  • Be Quick to Hear

    06/03/2020 6:05:23 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear" (James 1:19). Being quick to hear involves a proper attitude toward Gods Word. It has been well said that either God's Word will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from God's Word. Apparently some of James's readers were allowing sin to keep them from receiving the Word as they should. God was allowing them to experience various trials so their joy and spiritual endurance would increase, but they lacked wisdom and fell into temptation and sin. James called them back to the Word and...
  • Two Crucial Questions the Lord Asks You

    06/02/2020 10:57:23 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-01-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on June 1, 2020June 1, 2020 Two Crucial Questions the Lord Asks You In the first reading for the Memorial of Mary Mother of the Church (from Genesis) the Lord asks two important questions that speak to the core of many of our problems. Let’s look at each question in turn.I. “Adam, where are you?” – God’s first question has almost the quality of a plaintive cry. Because Adam is the head of his household, when God calls Adam He is also seeking Eve.Of course, God knows where Adam and Eve are. He is really saying, “Adam,...
  • Receiving the Word

    06/02/2020 9:37:36 AM PDT · by metmom · 7 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God. Therefore putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls" (James 1:19-21). True believers receive Gods Word. The key word in today's passage is "receive" (James 1:21). Believers are to receive God's Word. That's what distinguishes them from unbelievers. Jesus said to a group of religious unbelievers, "Why do you not understand what I...
  • Last Days of America? Our Founding Father's Warnings to Last Day's America

    06/02/2020 6:45:41 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 16 replies
    NCCS/IFB ^ | 6/2/20 | Earl Taylor Jr.
    One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established. Moses gave the children of Israel the most...
  • Abounding Lawlessness - Signs of the Last Days and the Lord Jesus' Return!

    06/02/2020 6:38:19 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 21 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/2/20
    Dear friends, Bible speaks very clearly of these Last Days and testifies to this fallen world what the social conditions will be before Christ's return (Romans 10:2-4, 1 Tim. 3:1-7,2 Tim. 4:1-3, Jude, 1:10, Rev. 3:14-22). At present, today's secular progressive movement is being EXPONENTIALLY stoked by the super fallen intelligences of fallen angels (i.e., demons) while dominating and influencing the entire world via the supra 24/7 mediums of this global high tech day! These angelic fallen ones are setting the stage and preparing today's world for Lucifer's lawless minion and the global worship of godlessness and lawlessness; Satan himself...
  • Examining Your Faith

    06/01/2020 4:52:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" (James 1:22). God wants you to know whether your faith is genuine or not. Our studies this month center on James 1:19-2:26, which deals with the issue of true faitha most important consideration indeed. Knowing your faith is genuine is a wonderful assurance, but thinking you're saved when you're not is the most frightening deception imaginable. In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus speaks of those who call Him Lord and even do miracles in His name, but aren't redeemed. Second Timothy 3:5 speaks of those who have a form...
  • I Have Come to Cast A Fire on the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost Sunday

    05/31/2020 7:31:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-30-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on May 31, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope I Have Come to Cast A Fire on the Earth – A Homily for Pentecost Sunday What a wondrous and challenging feast we celebrate at Pentecost! A feast like this challenges us because it puts to the lie a lazy, sleepy, hidden, and tepid Christian life. The Lord Jesus said to the apostles, I have come to cast a fire on the earth (Luke 12:49). This is a feast about fire, a transformative, refining, purifying fire that the Lord wants to kindle in us. It is a necessary fire, for...

    05/31/2020 6:26:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Stilum Curiae ^ | May 31, 2020 | Marco Tosatti
    A CLOISTERED SISTER WRITES TO VIGAN. THE TWO LETTERS. Marco TosattiDear friends and enemies of Stilum Curiae, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigan has shared with us a letter he received from a cloistered sister and his response to her. This exchange of letters is truly very interesting and worthy of attention and reflection. Happy reading.Novena of Pentecost 2020Most Reverend Excellency Monsignor Carlo Vigan,I am a cloistered religious sister, and I am writing to you after a conversation I had with our spiritual Father. Our conversation concerned your latest Appeal which has gone around the world to awaken consciences about the imminent...
  • The Muddled Messaging Of The Quran

    05/31/2020 2:48:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/31/20 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the self-contradictory nature of Islam's preeminent text, and explain why its understanding of suffering-and the role it plays in the life of the believer-is hopelessly inadequate.
  • Making Worthless Things Valuable

    05/31/2020 3:18:00 AM PDT · by metmom · 29 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:2-4). In Gods hands you can be a precious and effective instrument. The story is told of a great concert violinist who wanted to prove a point, so he rented a music hall and announced that he would play a concert on a $20,000...
  • An Urgent Message (Article Title)

    05/30/2020 7:42:46 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 32 replies
    World Challenge - David Wilkerson Devotionals ^ | March 7, 2009 | David Wilkerson
    March 07, 2009 AN URGENT MESSAGE I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world. AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING, WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE - EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US. For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience...
  • Satan Desires To Have Us... George Floyd

    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32)I have no doubt that the warning Jesus gave to Peter is applicable to us here in America. in light of the recent slaying of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Satan desires to have you, that he may sift you as wheat .The traumatic events playing out in America, will definitely have this effect, they will...