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  • Explaining the Heresy of Catholicism Grace vs> works

    03/02/2015 11:21:42 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 87 replies
    Grace to You ^ | Feb 13,2013 | John MacArthur
    The New Testament is clear about the nature of saving faith. “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law” (Romans 3:28). “A man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus . . . since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified” (Galatians 2:16). “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing...
  • Why These 66 Books?

    02/28/2015 5:16:22 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 123 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | June 20,2013 | Nathan Busenitz
    Why These 66 Books? Have you ever looked at your Bible and wondered, “Why do we regard these 66 books, and no others, as comprising the inspired Word of God?”That is a critically important question, since there are many today who would deny that these 66 books truly make up the complete canon of Scripture.The Roman Catholic Church, for example, claims that the Apocryphal books which were written during the inter-testamental period (between the Old and New Testaments) ought to be included in the Bible. Cult groups like the Mormons want to add their own books to the Bible—things like the Book of Mormon, The Doctrines and Covenants,...
  • The christianaudio FREE Audiobook of the Month ["Everyone's a Theologian" by RC Sproul]

    02/25/2015 1:01:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ChristianAudio.com ^ | 2014/15 | RC Sproul
    Yes, everyone is a theologian. R.C. Sproul offers a detailed explanation of the importance and role that theology plays in the Christian life. In his usual manner, he is able to make complex subjects easy to understand. This significant theology introduction will aid any believer to apply Christian truths in their walk with Christ.
  • Cruz: Loretta Lynch Would Be Worse Than Holder

    02/23/2015 9:20:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/23/15 | Pam Key
    Monday on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he will not be voting for President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. “Unfortunately Mrs Lynch, through the course of the entire hearing, refused to acknowledge a single limit on the president’s authority under the Constitution,” Cruz said. “When I asked her in what ways she would differ from Eric Holder, she said no ways whatsoever.” When the junior Texas senator was asked if Lynch would be worse than Eric Holder, Cruz answered “Yes I think she would be materially worse.”
  • The Prophet, Represented

    02/22/2015 4:59:15 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    City-Journal.org ^ | Winter, 2011 | IBN WARRAQ
    Images of Mohammed in Islam are more common than fundamentalists claim. ....Muslim demands related to the visual representation of Mohammed have become familiar—and today, they are usually accompanied by threats of violence. In 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published 12 cartoons depicting Mohammed, sparking violent riots and threats and prompting most other Western papers to refuse to run the cartoons...in response to apparent threats against the creators of the TV show South Park, the cable network Comedy Central censored an episode that mocked Mohammed.... ...Islamic history is full of examples of paintings—particularly miniatures, one of the glories of Islamic art—of...
  • DOES ISLAM INEVITABLY LEAD TO VIOLENCE?

    02/22/2015 11:57:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 2/19/15 | Caleb Greggsen
    Not that long ago, most Americans didn’t know much or care to know much about Islam. It was just one more exotic but irrelevant religion that missionaries and National Geographic occassionally talked about. One scholar noted, “Less than a year before September 11, 2001, the consensus of expert opinion was . . . that [Islam’s] impact had ended long before the Renaissance.” It took a massive terrorist attack on U.S. soil to abruptly bring Islam squarely into the center of the American consciousness.Since that day, questions about violence and Islam have lingered in the American mind: do these violent terrorists truly represent...
  • COULTER: DEMS COMPLAINING ABOUT GIULIANI ‘SURE CALL US RACIST A LOT’

    02/21/2015 4:28:15 PM PST · by bryan999 · 19 replies
    Columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican” Ann Coulter said that Democrats were engaging in a double standard by criticizing Rudy Giuliani while calling Republicans racist on Saturday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel. “Everyone keeps saying ‘oh how you can see into his heart? you can’t say this.’ Gosh, they sure call us racist a lot. Can they see into our hearts? And that’s based on, what? Because Republicans want to cut taxes? Whereas the fact that Democrats, generally do not love their country. I would base [that] on things like Obama...
  • Rob Bell Trashes the Bible and Marriage on Oprah

    02/20/2015 7:21:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 2/19/15 | Michael Brown
    For those who had any questions, Rob Bell has now made himself totally clear: He is willing to trash parts of the Bible as "letters from 2,000 years ago" when God's Word contradicts his views on same-sex "marriage." Bell appeared on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday program together with his wife Kristen to promote their new book The Zimzum of Love: A New Way of Understanding Marriage. In an interview last December, Bell explained that on page 16 of the book, he and Kristen give their "whole hearted affirmation" to same-sex "marriage." That was no surprise in light of his announcement...
  • Marriage - A Holy Covenant, Part 1

    02/17/2015 6:54:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    ...Carle Zimmerman, Harvard sociologist, studied every major empire and its fall and more specifically, he evaluated and traced the role of the family in each empire. He concluded that families go through three distinct phases. The last occurring just before each major empire fell. In his book, Family and Civilization, he listed these characteristics of families in the final stage. So, you listen and then you tell me, where you think we are and how important this is. One, marriage lost its sacredness and alternative forms of marriage were advocated. Two, feminist movements flourished. Three, parenting became more difficult. Four,...
  • When Teaching Truth Stops Being a Church Priority

    02/17/2015 6:07:48 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 2/17/15 | James Kalb
    Basic issues have basic importance. Does God exist? If he does, what is he like? If he doesn’t, can an objective moral order survive his absence? It seems obvious that such questions are crucial to all aspects of life, including our life together in society. That conclusion has inconvenient implications. Christian societies, Muslim societies, and secularist societies are all different from each other. One excludes another, so we can’t favor them equally. It seems then that we must choose one over the others, or else live with a compromise that is likely to prove awkward and shifting—a situation, of course,...
  • Bibi Ad Shows ISIS Asking Directions to Jerusalem [Video at link]

    02/15/2015 5:56:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/15/15 | Daniel Halper
    'The Left Will Surrender To Terror' In the latest Likud ad for the upcoming Israeli elections, a group of ISIS terrorists (played by actors, of course) are seen asking for directions to Jerusalem. Likud is led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Elections there are a month away. The ad shows the group of terrorists pulling up to a random Israeli to ask how to get to Jerusalem. "Take left," they're told. The screen goes dark and Hebrew words appear as gun shots can be heard. "The left will surrender to terror," the text on the screen reads.
  • Nice Idolatry [Marriage, Christianity, and Truth]

    02/15/2015 2:37:45 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Heidelblog.net ^ | 4/6/13 | R Scott Clark
    Dave forwards to the HB a comment from a friend, who shall remain anonymous: I have a personal relationship with Christ but my Christ is not an ass and He wants everyone to do what makes them happy including gays being allowed to marry This statement is rich with false assumptions and error but will reward us for paying some attention to it because it captures the “spirit of the age” (Zeitgeist) perfectly. If we understand what this statement says and implies and why it is fundamentally and thoroughly false we may avoid being taken “captive by philosophy and empty...
  • Heidelcast: When Marriage Is Decoupled From Nature

    02/13/2015 6:02:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Heidelblog.net | 2/12/15 | R Scott Clark
    .....we are taking a brief hiatus from our series on the moral law to talk with one of my favorite authors, Stella Morabito, about an article she published in The Federalist, “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Vomitorium.” This is a striking essay worthy of your time and attention. Regular readers will recognize Stella’s name from the HB. She appears regularly in the Heidelquotes. She’s widely published (e.g., in The Federalist, The Washington Examiner, and The American Thinker). She’s been an intelligence analyst, studying aspects of Russian and Soviet politics including communist media and propaganda. She’s a...
  • Roy Moore’s 20-minute bout with a CNN host — a.k.a. the death knell of the gay marriage fight

    02/12/2015 4:25:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/12/15 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    On gay marriage, it is all over but the shouting. But there will be some shouting. Nothing proved that more this week than when same-sex marriage arrived in Alabama, which ultimately led to an epic and at times rambling 20-minute-plus conversation Thursday between Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and CNN's Chris Cuomo. It was repetitive, in the weeds, and in some ways futile, foreshadowing the type of framing at least some prominent conservatives will maintain as they keep up the fight against same-sex marriage. Moore dubbed the whole thing a "federal intrusion in state sovereignty." "No judge of the United...
  • Brian Williams’s Truth Problem, and Ours

    02/12/2015 6:11:16 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/12/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The NBC anchor’s lies are symptomatic of a culture in which truth has become relativized. NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams frequently fabricated a dramatic story that he was under enemy attack while reporting from Iraq. NBC is now investigating whether Williams also embellished events in New Orleans during his reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Williams always plays the hero in his yarns, braving natural and hostile human enemies to deliver us the truth on the evening news. Former CBS anchorman Dan Rather tried to pass off fake memos as authentic evidence about former President George W. Bush’s supposedly checkered National...
  • Brian Williams for President? - Honesty as the real issue in 2016

    02/12/2015 5:04:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 12, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The statement from NBC News President Deborah Turness was blunt and to the point. Among other things it said this in the announcement the network was suspending NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay:While on Nightly News on Friday, January 30, 2015, Brian misrepresented events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003. It then became clear that on other occasions Brian had done the same while telling that story in other venues. This was wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian’s position.In addition, we have concerns about comments that occurred outside...
  • Kelvin Cochran told truth and got fired. Brian Williams lied and got "suspended"

    02/10/2015 5:30:03 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    2/10/15 | sff
    Anyone else see the hypocrisy?
  • The Brian Williams Blunder - Another Chapter In American Journalism's Fall From Grace

    02/10/2015 10:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Summer Ratcliff
    Brian Williams’ inability to recall and truthfully report the events concerning his helicopter coming under fire in Iraq single-handedly calls into question the lack of journalistic integrity among today’s American journalists and taints the entire field of journalism. While numerous instances of reporting fallacies, including the unraveling of the Rolling Stones UVA rape story, have recently flooded social media timelines and dominated newscasts, none delivers a stronger punch to the gut than when the poster boy of American journalism is found to be no more than a highly paid liar. In 2014, a Gallup poll showed Americans’ trust in mass...
  • Bakers Who Declined Service to Same-Sex Couple Found to Violate Anti-Discrimination Law

    02/10/2015 2:32:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/9/15 | Kelsey Harkness
    ...owners of an Oregon bakery who declined to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding celebration were found guilty last week...will have to pay up to $150,000 for violating the Oregon Equality Act of 2007. ...Aaron said the fine would bankrupt the couple and their five children.
  • The Gospel According to History

    02/05/2015 7:55:56 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 91 replies
    Truth2Freedom's ^ | Feburary 1,2013 | Nathan Busenitz
    In part 4 of this series, we compared the apostolic doctrine of justification by grace through faith alone with modern Roman Catholic claims to the contrary. That New Testament emphasis (on a gospel of grace apart from works) became the foundation for the Protestant Reformation and its central tenet of sola fide. The biblical teaching on that issue remains the authoritative basis on which an evangelical understanding of the gospel is built. But while modern evangelicals rightly conclude that the doctrine of sola fide is founded in Scripture, many wrongly assume that there is relatively little support for that position...
  • Jordan is executing terrorists, Obama is releasing them back to the battlefield

    02/04/2015 4:56:43 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    2/4/15 | sff
    Seeing today that Jordan executed a couple terrorists today....while news trickles in how Obama RELEASES them. The media won't say this.
  • In China, a church-state showdown of biblical proportions

    02/03/2015 4:21:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/11/15 | Robert Marquand
    Christianity is booming in China, propelling it toward becoming the world's largest Christian nation. But as religion grows, it spurs a government crackdown. There’s nothing secret about Chongyi Church, one of the largest in China. Its lighted steeple and giant cross penetrate the night sky... Chinese or not, you are welcome seven days a week... For China, it is a stunning feeling. Most of the society exists behind closed doors and is tough, driven, material, hierarchical... Yet Chongyi looks and feels like any evangelical megachurch in Seattle or San Jose. There are big screens, speakers blaring upbeat music, coffee bars....
  • The Focus Has Shifted [Evangelical Christian Theology]

    01/31/2015 1:14:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    pastortullian.com ^ | 1/30/15 | TULLIAN TCHIVIDJIAN
    A shift has taken place in the Evangelical church with regard to the way we think about the gospel and it’s far from simply an ivory tower conversation. This shift effects us on the ground of everyday life.In his book Paul: An Outline of His Theology, famed Dutch Theologian Herman Ridderbos (1909 – 2007) summarizes this shift which took place following Calvin and Luther. It was a sizable but subtle shift which turned the focus of “the gospel” from Christ’s external accomplishment to our internal appropriation: While in Calvin and Luther all the emphasis fell on the redemptive event that...
  • Why Netanyahu is right to go around Obama to Congress

    01/26/2015 11:27:18 PM PST · by Candor7 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26 at 9:41 AM | Marc A. Thiessen
    ......, the Obama administration went, well, nuclear. One “senior American official” threatened Netanyahu, telling the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price.” Meanwhile a “source close to [Secretary of State John] Kerry” told The Post that the “secretary’s patience is not infinite” and that “playing politics with that relationship could blunt Secretary Kerry’s enthusiasm for being Israel’s primary defender.” .. No wonder Netanyahu is going around these people to Congress for support. Is Kerry defending Israel as a favor...
  • The Truth is Always Offensive

    01/26/2015 5:56:49 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies
    TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Trevor Thomas
    When Jesus stood before Pilate, just prior to going to His execution, Pilate asked Him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” After some discussion, Pilate concluded, “You are a king, then!” Jesus replied, “You are right in saying that I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” Sounding much like a modern-day graduate of Harvard’s divinity school, or the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University (who both probably have about the...
  • The Gospel According to the Church Fathers

    01/24/2015 8:33:46 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 381 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | September 22, 2011 | Nathan Busenitz
    After the apostles died, was the gospel hopelessly lost until the Reformation?That certainly seems to be a common assumption in some Protestant circles today. Thankfully, it is a false assumption.I’m not entirely sure where that misconception started. But one thing I do know: it did not come from the Protestant Reformers.The Reformers themselves (including Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and others) were convinced that their position was not only biblical, but also historical. In other words, they contended that both the apostles and the church fathers would have agreed with them on the heart of the gospel.For example, the second-generation Lutheran reformer, Martin Chemnitz (1522-1586), wrote a...
  • EWTN LIVE - 2015.1.21 - Tim Staples

    01/23/2015 9:23:10 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 16 replies
    youtube of EWTN Live - Fr. Mitch Pacwa with guest Tim Staples ^ | 01/21/2015 | Fr. Mitch Pacwa, Tim Staples
    Fr. Mitch Pacwa holds this fascinating interview on his weekly "EWTN Live" show, with his special guest, former strident "Catholic-Basher" and Pentecostal ("Assembly of God") minister, "Tim Staples": EWTN LIVE - 2015.1.21 - Tim Staples.
  • Benjamin Netanyahu Schools Obama [Classic Flashback, Ignored By American Media]

    01/22/2015 12:22:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/20/11 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press after meeting with President Obama regarding the Israeli borders. Obama said in his speech that Israel's new borders should be according to the 1967 war, but it appears that the Obama team jumped the gun on the announcement. Obama made the speech just one day before Benyamin Netanyahu visits the White House. Obama threw Netanyahu and the nation of Israel under the bus in favor of Hamas and the Palestinians.
  • WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? – A MORMON AND AN EVANGELICAL DISCUSS JESUS

    01/22/2015 2:46:45 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 93 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1/22/15 | Joe Carter and Vince Han
    "Who do you say I am?" The question Jesus posed to Peter is the most important we’ll ever answer. Who is Jesus? What do we believe about him? Several years ago my friend Vince Han and I began a discussion about what we believed about Jesus. We knew we disagreed—we just weren’t sure exactly how we differed. I’m an evangelical. Vince is a Mormon.... We began by exchanging book recommendations. Vince suggested I read James E. Talmage’s Jesus the Christ, a book first published in 1913 and one of the handful of approved readings for full-time LDS missionaries. I encouraged...
  • France Seeks to Reclaim 'No-Go' Zones [2012 Article Showing they DO EXIST~!]

    01/20/2015 11:37:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 24, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    The French government has announced a plan to boost policing in 15 of the most crime-ridden parts of France in an effort to reassert state control over the country's so-called "no-go" zones: Muslim-dominated neighborhoods that are largely off limits to non-Muslims. The crime-infested districts, which the French Interior Ministry has designated as Priority Security Zones (zones de sécurité prioritaires, or ZSP), include heavily Muslim parts of Paris, Marseilles, Strasbourg, Lille and Amiens, where Muslim youths recently went on a two-day arson rampage that caused extensive property damage and injured more than a dozen police officers. The crackdown on lawlessness in...
  • Ex-Atlanta fire chief: God prepared me for this storm [Fired for being a follower of Christ]

    01/19/2015 1:33:14 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/19/15 | Christian Boone
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who has emerged as a symbol to religious supporters convinced his beliefs got him fired, said his recent travails are “God-inflicted.” “I’ve come to realize that God has been preparing me for this storm my entire life,” he said Sunday morning at Elizabeth Baptist Church, where he’s a deacon. “He’s not done with me yet.”
  • Egypt Against Terrorism: Muslim Brotherhood Violence [Video]

    01/16/2015 6:02:43 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Muslim Brotherhood Violence
  • Christians rally to defend fire chief who wrote ‘anti-gay’ book

    01/15/2015 6:30:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/15/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed. Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language. .... hundreds of Christians were expected to gather at the Georgia capitol to protest the...
  • Forced down the same-sex wedding aisle

    01/15/2015 12:46:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 1/14/15 | SARAH PADBURY
    An update on five small businesses that refused to participate in same-sex weddings... Arlene’s Flowers—Richland, Wash....Barronelle Stutzman sold flowers to gay couple ...for more than nine years, and considered Ingersoll a friend. But when he asked her to create the flower arrangements for the couple’s wedding...she couldn’t because of her “relationship with Jesus Christ.”...Sweet Cakes by Melissa—Portland, Ore. ...Today, Melissa only bakes cakes to sell to friends...Ongoing attacks are posted on Sweet Cakes’ Facebook page...Masterpiece Cakeshop—Lakewood, Colo. Phillips appealed the commission’s ruling...is waiting for a trial date... “Masterpiece Cakeshop continues creating cake art and producing baked goods,” Martin wrote. “But...
  • I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam.

    01/13/2015 4:52:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 1/13/15 | Andrew C McCarthy
    .....I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last Sunday to march in favor of free speech and against Islamic-supremacist terror.... ...it is better to know where policymakers really stand... The show of international solidarity in the immediate aftermath of last week’s jihadist atrocities was very moving. But let’s not kid ourselves: It was rife with hypocrisy.... Prior to last week, these preening progressives could reliably be...
  • In the Wake of Selma Movie Reviews, Confusion Abounds

    01/13/2015 12:10:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | Roger Stone
    Editor's note: Phillip F. Nelson coauthored this piece. It was Victor Hugo, the 19th Century writer and statesman who said, "Legendary truth is of another nature than historical truth. Legendary truth is invention whose result is reality." These axioms readily explain the confusion of so many people in the wake of the early reviews of the movie Selma and the disparate array of opinions being offered about the movie's treatment of Lyndon B. Johnson. His once-aide and confidant, Joseph Califano, in an effort to further strengthen Johnson's legend, even asserted that the whole idea of Selma sprang from LBJ. That was a...
  • 15 Statistics That Destroy Liberal Narratives

    01/13/2015 4:21:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2015 | John Hawkins
    1) P_resident Obama's own Department of Justice completed a six-year study on college rape, and it turns out that instead of 1-in-5 college coeds being raped, the figure is 0.03-in-5. Less than 1 percent of college students are the victim of a sexual assault -- 0.6 percent to be exact -- not to be confused with the 20 percent, or "one in five," claimed by feminists and President Obama. -- Ann Coulter2) In Â’92, the general sense was that New York was rotting from the inside. Now, crime feels like the exception rather than the rule. The city is the...
  • What is TRUTH and REALITY?

    01/11/2015 5:54:42 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 1/11/15
    As humanity continues to out-work their godless subjective delusions, ideologies and philosophies here in time, the ETERNAL spiritual absolutes (truths) and natural (moral) laws of Almighty God never change, nor will they ever. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation (Hebrews 6; 18a). For I am the LORD, I change not (Malachi 3:6a). My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips (Psalm 89:34). Almighty God and His Word can be totally relied upon. In Romans 1:18-32 Almighty God...
  • Atlanta Fire Chief: I was fired because of my Christian faith

    01/07/2015 1:27:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/7/15 | Todd Starnes
    Kelvin Cochran was five-years-old when he realized that he wanted to be a firefighter.... God granted Kelvin Cochran the desires of his heart. The little boy in the shotgun shack grew up to become the fire chief of Shreveport. He was named the Atlanta fire chief in 2008 – a position he served until 2009 when was called to serve in the Obama Administration as a fire administrator. In 2010 he returned to Atlanta where he was unanimously confirmed to once again be the city’s fire chief. But now Chief Cochran’s storied career is up in smoke – all because...
  • Miami Beach renewal of vows ceremony for same-sex couples attracts hundreds [Media Enthralled]

    01/07/2015 2:52:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/6/15 | Joey Flechas
    Under flashes of light from cameras and phones, as the warm South Florida winter evening began, hundreds of couples locked eyes in the garden. Already married in other states that recognize same-sex marriage, the lovebirds gathered.... Chuck Hunziker, 83, and Bob Collier, 80, were plaintiffs in the federal lawsuit that spurred the legal battle that led to an end of the statewide ban on same-sex marriage. Together since July 4, 1962 — that’s 52 years— they married in New York last year. They were all smiles Tuesday.....
  • Who Told You That You Were Naked?

    01/06/2015 5:41:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    amazon ^ | Kelvin Cochran
    This profound question, "Who told you that you were naked?, meant much more than, "Who told you that you do not have on clothes?" From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and...
  • Update on the Attack on Florida’s Marriage Laws Summary of News Events and Analysis

    01/05/2015 7:07:52 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Florida Family Policy Council ^ | 1/5/15 | Sarah Fowler/John Stemberger
    Update on the Attack on Florida’s Marriage Laws Summary of News Events and Analysis There are several developments that have taken place just in the last several days before, during, and after the holidays regarding the attack on Florida’s marriage laws. I want to update you on this matter because there are almost daily developments that have occurred.Tuesday, December, 23, 2015 State Attorney Jeff Ashton announced he will not prosecute Clerks of Courts who violate the law and marry same-sex couples. As a result of that announcement, Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez announced he would start issuing same-sex...
  • Ruling by Miami-Dade judge allows same-sex marriages to begin in Florida

    01/05/2015 8:15:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 72 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/5/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI AND STEVE ROTHAUS
    Miami-Dade County will become the first place in Florida to allow same-sex couples to marry on Monday, 13 hours before a gay-marriage ban that has been ruled unconstitutional is lifted in the rest of the state.
  • Florida gay marriage ban heads for midnight end [Into the Abyss. Media Delighted]

    01/05/2015 2:09:02 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Florida's ban on marriages between same-sex couples is headed for a midnight end, with wedding vows planned around the state. A stay expires late Monday in a federal judge's ruling striking down the ban enacted in 2008 by voters. Several court clerks are planning to begin issuing....
  • 7 Truths We Have Forgotten

    01/03/2015 2:35:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 1/3/15 | RC Sproul, Jr
    7 Truths We Have Forgotten from R.C. Sproul Jr. Jan 03, 2015 Category: Articles Every generation has not just its blind spots, but its amnesiac moments—truths once held, even honored, that the rising generation let go of. One might call these things “Slipping Off the Shoulders of Giants.” Here are seven truths our fathers in the faith grasped that we have forgotten: It’s not about me. One of the reasons the greatest generation earned their title is because they sacrificed for others. In our day, because we engage in distant wars for hazy reasons, our soldiers are left fighting for mere...
  • Gay Key West couple seek to marry now; Broward prepares mass wedding 3 a.m. Tuesday

    01/03/2015 6:13:31 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 1/2/15 | Steve Rothaus
    County court clerks in South Florida finalized plans Friday to start marrying gay couples minutes after a federal stay in the case expires Monday night, with Broward County planning a 3 a.m. mass wedding and Miami-Dade and Monroe possibly starting hours earlier Monday. ....Broward Clerk Howard Forman said Friday morning that same-sex couples will be granted licenses 12:01 a.m. Tuesday at the clerk's main office in Fort Lauderdale, followed by a mass wedding at 3 a.m. “It will be a big happening, that’s for sure,” said Forman, who has hired several extra clerks to work early Tuesday. “I deputized them...
  • Welcome 2015: It may be two steps forward, one step back, but here's what matters

    01/02/2015 6:41:25 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | Tullian Tchividjian
    Today, January 1, 2015 is the very first day of a brand new year. And for many that means renewed efforts at a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions, we call them. This is the year. It all starts now. We resolve to turn over a new leaf-and this time we’re serious.... But don’t be surprised a year from now when you realize that you’ve fallen short…again.... New Year’s Resolutions are a burdensome attempt to fix ourselves and make ourselves more lovable. But (and here’s the good news), God loves us as we are, not as we should be. God’s love...
  • Detroit Lions' Don Carey Talks Balancing Seminary, Leading Ministry Ahead of Playoffs

    01/02/2015 4:25:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/31/14 | Christine Thomasos
    Making it to the big leagues is the dream of countless athletes, but for playoffs-bound Don Carey, being an NFL player does not fulfill his purpose. Carey, the 27-year-old Lions safety, has had to endure the same grueling practice and game schedules as the rest of his peers in the NFL. However, he manages to find the time to pursue a masters degree at Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth Township, Michigan, while being a family man to his new wife and soon-to-be newborn son.... "Tomorrow is not promised to any of us," Carey told The Christian Post. "I am more...
  • Don’t Be a Scrooge This Christmas

    12/24/2014 7:23:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 12/24/14 | RC Sproul
    EVERY GENERATION HAS ITS ABUNDANCE OF SCROOGES. THE CHURCH IS FULL OF THEM. —R.C. SPROUL Bah! Humbug!” These two words are instantly associated with Charles Dickens’ immortal fictional anti-hero, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge was the prototype of the Grinch who stole Christmas, the paradigm of all men cynical.We all recognize that Ebenezer Scrooge was a mean person - stingy, insensitive, selfish, and unkind. What we often miss in our understanding of his character is that he was preeminently profane. “Bah! Humbug!” was his Victorian use of profanity.Not that any modern editor would feel the need to delete Scrooge’s expletives. His language is not the standard...
  • The attorney general's fight against same-sex marriage is just the latest Lost Cause [Liberal Bigot]

    12/24/2014 1:57:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Charleston City Paper ^ | 12/24/14 | Will Moredock
    What is it about conservatives anyway? Not only do they keep picking fights they cannot win, but they keep dragging the rest of us down with them. You might say it started with the Civil War, and it is still going on as lawyers seek payment from the state of South Carolina for their work defending the right of a gay couple to marry against the political ambitions of state Attorney General Alan Wilson. Attorneys for Colleen Condon and Nichols Bleckley have asked a federal judge to order the AG to pay $152,710 for their time and service. As The...