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  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    05/19/2016 5:25:46 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 127 replies ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • The Gospel Part 4: The Issue of All Issues

    08/19/2015 10:20:44 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies ^ | 8-4-15 | Gary
    "A law-driver insists with threats and penalties; a preacher of grace lures and incites with divine goodness and compassion shown to us; for He wants no unwilling works and reluctant services, He wants joyful and delightful services of God." - Martin Luther, Father of the Reformation Nowadays it has become popular in the Catholic Church and among many works-righteousness proponents to label stalwart preachers of the Gospel such as Joseph Prince, Tony Evans, Paul Ellis, and even Louie Giglio as "hyper-grace", as if somehow the Bible teaches that there can be too much mercy, too much forgiveness, or too much...
  • How Amazon Works ! (Machines taking over)

    08/14/2015 6:47:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Take a tour of an Amazon fulfillment center and see how our Associates Works.
  • "But Tim, there are real Christians in the Roman Catholic Church!"

    07/07/2015 3:02:34 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 528 replies
    Baylyblog ^ | March 17, 2013 | Tim Bayly
    For those who are circumcised do not even keep the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that they may boast in your flesh. But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. -Galatians 6:13, 14Ideas have consequences. So does doctrine. That there are true Christians who trust the blood of Jesus Christ alone to make their garments white who worship in the Roman Catholic church is no less extraordinary for being true. They...

    06/15/2015 2:49:32 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 271 replies
    Bible study notes | 1993 | R. B. Thieme, Jr.
    DOCTRINE OF SALVATION BY WORKS Eph 2:8-10 (8) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:(9) Not of works, lest any man should boast.(10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Definition. Salvation by works is a false doctrine which rejects God's grace policy in the provision of eternal salvation for the human race. Salvation by works rejects the total helplessness of mankind under real spiritual death. Real spiritual death not only means...
  • The Gospel

    04/21/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 19 replies ^ | 4/21/15 | Gary R.
    It's really so very simple.  Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. Do you accept that message? I often over complicate the message to my own shame, but it is just that simple.  It amazes me how there are entire denominations (thinking RCC) that constantly refer to "the Gospel", yet when pressed they cannot even define what "the Gospel" is anymore... or if they do define it, it is some sort of faith + works complicated mess, far beyond what Paul described in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4: "Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached...
  • What is the law of Christ?

    04/20/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 20 replies
    Disciple of Jesus Christ ^ | October 4, 2011 | unknown
    “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) The law of Christ misunderstood Some people read this verse out of its context, as if it suddenly fell from the sky, and they conclude that there is a new law given by God under the New Covenant, called the law of Christ, in contrast with the Law which they call “the Law of the Old Testament”. They say the Christian does not have to keep the Law of God (which they call the Law of the Old Testament), because the Christian is not under...
  • Don't Make a Savior of Your Morality

    04/11/2015 4:20:43 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 26 replies
    Monergism ^ | 11/10/2014 | john_hendryx
    To utterly despair of oneself is infinitely more difficult for a man than to invent some kind of good works.generated self-salvation project. Human beings irresistibly gravitate toward a works or karma-based system because it gives man the false hope that his redemption is within his own reach. But a salvation that is all of grace, a gift earned by Someone else, is so utterly offensive to human nature, so humbling to our pride, that only a supernatural work of grace will bring a person to yield to it. Contrary to popular and cultural concepts of God, the Bible declares that...
  • The Blessed Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit Lesson 6--Spirit Baptism

    03/07/2015 12:34:10 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | Middletown Bible Church
    The Blessed Person and Work of God the Holy Spirit Lesson 6--Spirit Baptism The key passage on Spirit baptism is found in 1 Corinthians 12:13-"For by one _____________ are we all _______________ (immersed, placed) into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." The "one body" spoken of in this verse refers to the Church."And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the __________ over all things to the ______________, which is his ___________, the fulness of him...
  • The Relationship Between Good Works and Salvation

    03/03/2015 2:55:39 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 11 replies
    Middletown Bible Church ^ | 03/03/15 | Middletown Bible Church
    The Relationship BetweenGood Works and Salvation Salvation is NOT BY WORKS (Ephesians 2:8-9) Salvation is UNTO GOOD WORKS (Ephesians 2:10) Good works are not the MEANS of salvation (Titus 3:5). Good works are the RESULT of salvation(Titus 3:8). Good works are not the CAUSE of salvation. Good works are the CONSEQUENCE of salvation. Good works are not what a person must do to be saved. "But to him that WORKETH NOT, but believeth on Him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Rom. 4:5). Good works are what a saved person does."This is a faithful saying,...
  • 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...
  • Fr Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God - The Journey Home Program ["Works-Righteousness"]

    02/25/2015 3:54:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | 140813 | Marcus Grodi / Terrence Staples
    Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1995 he graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA, with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts. That same year he was ordained a priest for the Arlington Diocese. He is the brother of Catholic apologist Tim Staples.
  • Salvation by Faith or Works?

    02/23/2015 11:33:40 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 104 replies
    Grace to You ^ | May 11, 2010 | John MacArthur
    Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness, and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. (2:2124) As noted in the Introduction, the first phrase of verse 21 was a severe stumbling block to Martin Luther. He...
  • The religion of works-righteousness

    02/20/2015 10:39:24 AM PST · by RnMomof7 · 12 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | April 14, 2014 | Mike Ratliff
    “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart...
  • Salvation by grace alone through faith alone excludes works righteousness

    02/19/2015 4:20:17 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 131 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | February 16, 2015 | Mike Ratliff
    7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; 9 and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘ We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10 The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut...
  • A Tale of Two Gospels

    01/10/2015 5:58:49 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 68 replies
    The Cripplegate, New Generation of Non-Conformists ^ | MARCH 22, 2013 | Mike Riccardi, Pastor, Los Angeles Grace Community Church
    What intrigues me about the Pharisee in this passage is that he thanked God for his moral uprightness and religious devotion. He is not claiming, perhaps like the rich, young ruler did, that he had kept Gods law and thus is deserving of eternal life. He doesnt believe that hes earned his salvation by works of righteousness achieved apart from divine grace. No, he goes to thank God for the grace and charity that God had worked in him, by which he has become acceptable to God. He believes that he is justified by his faith in God as well...
  • NASAs Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel.

    11/05/2014 2:54:23 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Circus Bazaar ^ | 8/19/14 | Karim Immanuel Chemlal
    HomeScience NASAs Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel. Karim Immanuel Chemlal A working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive a plethora of suddenly affordable deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in days to weeks rather than months. In 2011 the NASA engineering directorate created the Advanced propulsion team unofficially known as the Eagleworks. This rock star team of scientists and engineers are headed by Harold Sonny White, engineer and applied physicist of NASAs propulsion team at the Johnson space centre. The goal of the Eagle...
  • Time to Employ the Other Sides' Tactics (vanity)

    12/13/2013 8:03:59 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 5 replies
    ASD | 12/13/2013 | Attention Surplus Disorder
    I believe it's time, past time, to employ some of the tactics that are spewed at Conservatives on a steady basis. Romney bought out a company and he was called a murderer, a vampire, because some woman lost her health care coverage. Don't miss my point because I chose that one example. There are a million others. Including the Cruz effort regarding ACA implementation dealy, which was attacked viciously until the moment it became instrumental to the Dem agenda and became enacted by unConstitutional exec order. I have a simple question: Does anybody believe that by, say Dec 31, 2013,...
  • Are You Religious...or Are You Saved?

    12/10/2013 5:23:53 AM PST · by CynicalBear · 190 replies ^ | 12/13 | Pete Rose
    I once heard a radio preacher make the statement, You can be religious to your fingertips and still go to hell. This is absolutely true. Religion and salvation are two vastly different things. Religion is man trying to reach God by his own efforts, through rituals and ceremonies and keeping of the laws and rules of the religion he is practicing. It may include doing good works, it may include trying to turn others to your religion and it may include other such things that may be well and good as far as this life is concerned, but it wont...
  • [Calif.] Walnut Creek councilman works to repeal smoking rules, prevent plastic bag ban

    10/31/2013 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    Contra Costa Times | ^ | 10/31/2013 | Elisabeth Nardi
    WALNUT CREEK -- Citing his oath to uphold the Constitution, Councilman Justin Wedel says Walnut Creek voters, not elected leaders, should decide where people can smoke and whether shoppers can choose paper or plastic. Wedel aims to get two initiatives on the June ballot -- one that would repeal a portion of the city's recently adopted secondhand-smoke ordinance and another to prevent a ban on plastic shopping bags in Walnut Creek. "This is not a smoking or plastic bag issue; this is a government-intrusion-into-our-daily-lives issue," said Wedel, elected to his first term in 2012. "I swore an oath to protect...
  • DUDE. Glenn Beck tells about a COUP at Freedom Works and hes been holding it in for a YEAR

    10/10/2013 10:45:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/10/13 | staff
    Glenn Beck told his viewers tonight that in August of last year Matt Kibbe was fired from Freedom Works because of a RINO COUP in the organization. He explains below:
  • The Trinity of Salvation

    10/04/2013 10:43:31 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    Church, self | 4 October 2013 | Slef, plus other
    The Trinity of Salvation Faith Alone, Faith is void Works Without faith, works are useless Grace Without grace, both faith and works are meaningless God is a trinityFather, Son and Holy Spirit. Man is also a trinitySoul, Body, and SpiritOur spirit is our life force. It is the part of us that was born again when we put our faith in Jesus. The default sin nature was taken out and we were give a new spirit that is identical to Jesus. Romans 6:6-7For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin...
  • The Covenant of Works

    08/16/2013 2:35:38 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 2 replies ^ | Unknown | Wayne Grudem
    Some have questioned whether it is appropriate to speak of a covenant of works that God had with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The actual word covenant is not used in the Genesis narratives. However, the essential parts of the covenant are all therea clear definition of the parties involved, a legally binding set of provisions that stipulates the conditions of their relationship, the promise of blessings for obedience, and the condition for obtaining those blessings. Moreover, Hosea 6:7, in referring to the sins of Israel, says, But like Adam they transgressed the covenant (RSV mg.; so...
  • Obama takes action on 'unreliable' power grid in Pakistan!

    11/14/2012 7:12:36 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    WND ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Less than a week after Hurricane Sandy plunged much of the mid-Atlantic region into darkness, the Obama administration unveiled a new initiative aimed at mitigating the impact of unreliable grid power. Not across ravaged coastal New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, but in Pakistans Punjab province. The direct beneficiary of the administrations generosity is a publicly traded Pakistani cement and concrete producer, according to a planning document that WND located via routine database research. The Lahore-based Pioneer Cement Limited, or PCL, requested a grant from the U.S. Trade & Development Agency, or USTDA an independent White House entity ...
  • Agency works to rid Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool of algae

    09/27/2012 2:05:03 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 25, 2012 | Stefanie Dazio
    Less than a month after reopening, the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool is full of algae, a sea of green overshadowing the nearly two-year, $34 million renovation of the famous site. [snip] This is a direct consequence of the fact that this is a green project, Johnson said. The conditions are pretty good for algae, once it gets in there.
  • Anti-Rush Campaign Was in the Works

    03/15/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/15/12 | Alana Goodman
    Wonder how the left was able to mobilize so quickly on the Rush Limbaugh boycott? According to the architect behind it, Media Matters online strategy director Angelo Carusone, the project was actually created in 2009, but stayed inactive until the Sandra Fluke controversy boiled over (via Legal Insurrection): I started Stop Rush in 2009, 2010, and when I went to register the domain, I saw that Rush owned The Beck work was working, and I kind of froze the Rush work, and experimented with it a little, to get a sense of who Rushs advertisers were and what their...
  • Essays for Lent: Justification

    03/13/2012 9:39:30 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies ^ | 2001 | For Further Study
    Justificationby Sebastian R. FamaIn Romans 1:17, Paul tells us that, "The just shall live by faith." The Catholic Church is in full agreement with this statement. However, she does not agree with the way some would define faith. The Church speaks of faith in the biblical sense. While Paul says, "the just shall live by faith," he also says, "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love" (Galatians 5:6). He further states, "If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing And now these...
  • Lifes Most Important Choices

    01/08/2012 7:35:38 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 131 replies ^ | January 7, 2012 | Jack Kelley
    Recently Ive been asked about witnessing to unsaved believers as one writer called them. I usually refer to them as Christians-in-name-only. They call themselves Christians and do some things that make them appear to be Christians. They go to Church, make regular contributions, sign up for volunteer service projects, even teach Sunday School, but theyre not born again. Being born again means you know youre a sinner in need of a savior. You believe Jesus died for all your sins and have asked Him to be your Savior. According to Jesus, people who are not born again will be denied...
  • Florida added more jobs last month than any other state (Thank you Gov Scott)

    06/30/2011 9:17:08 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 18 replies ^ | June 17, 2011 | ByJeff Ostrowski
    The region's job market improved in May as Palm Beach County's unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in two years. Palm Beach County's jobless rate dipped to 10.2 percent from 10.3 percent in April even as more people looked for work, the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation said Friday. "We think this is a positive commentary on a slow but steady recovery in the area's economy," said Kathryn Schmidt, president and chief executive of Workforce Alliance, the non-profit employment organization for Palm Beach County. Martin County unemployment fell to 10.1 percent from 10.4 percent in April. St. Lucie County...
  • Garda to move U.S. HQ from California to Boca Raton FL

    06/30/2011 8:49:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 14 replies ^ | June 8, 2011 | South Florida Business Journal
    A subsidiary of Garda World Security Corp. will not only bring 100 jobs to Boca Raton, but move its U.S. headquarters there, too, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday. The Business Journal previously reported that the Montreal-based company had applied for $1 million in state and local incentives for its Garda Cash Logistics to create 100 jobs in Boca Raton by 2013. Scott said the average pay for those jobs would be $65,000. The 45,000-employee Garda World Security (TOR: GW) is a global provider of security solutions, cash logistics and global risk consulting. Scott's announcement hit on one of his major...
  • Spanish travel agency moves U.S. HQ from NY to Miami

    06/30/2011 8:44:41 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ashley D. Torres
    Viajes El Corte Ingls, a Spanish travel agency, has relocated its U.S. headquarters to Miami from New York City. The Miami headquarters is to house 25 employees and operations for incoming international passengers, leisure travel, corporate and congress travel and the companys new, said Juan Carlos Basabe, director of international sales for Viajes El Corte Ingls. More than half of the employees are local, and the company is looking to hire more in the coming months. Viajes El Corte Ingls relocated to Miami because of the Spanish touch and the large number of multinational companies that call South Florida...
  • How JournOlism Works:Politicos Ben Smith DropsRace Card on Donald Trump,NBC Runs With It

    04/12/2011 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/12/11 | John Nolte
    And so it finally happened. Obviously troubled by the fact that Donald Trumps questions surrounding Barack Obamas birth certificate are starting to gain some real traction, Ben Smith at the left-wing Politico finally panicked and fired off the Race Card. Hilariously, Smith did so using my favorite brand of agendized journOlism, what I call the Some Say tactic. How it works is very simple. In order for Smith to hide behind his dishonest and arrogant veil of objectivity, he simply finds others saying what he wants to say and abuses his position to amplify the charges directly
  • Front And Center at the Judgment Seat

    03/07/2011 4:18:19 AM PST · by RGrizzle · 2 replies
    There I stood in the center of the great heavenly arena. Seats wrapped around me in a large horseshoe shape. They rose from the floor where I stood to an enormously great height. Directly in front of me was the judgment seat of Christ. All of the saints were taking their places. Seating was assigned from least at the top to greatest at courtside. Miraculously I was able to recognize all of the faces present. Immediately to my left on the bottom row was Paul. Seated with him was Stephen. They greeted one another and chuckled like a couple of...
  • what qualifies people to live with heavenly father for all eternity? (MormonISM - open)

    02/24/2011 1:21:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Mark Cares's Weblog ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Mark Cares
    (Im repeating this post from over a year ago because some LDS members remarked that it helped them understand our position on faith and works.) A topic that frustrates both Christians and Mormons is the topic of faith and works. It usually creates much more heat than light. Therefore I would like to approach this somewhat differently in an attempt, at the very least, to clarify some of the issues involved. I would like to address the question in the title. What qualifies people to live with Heavenly Father for all eternity? I worded it that way because I have...
  • Watch out: More Obama union pay-offs in the works

    12/20/2010 9:46:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/20/10 | Michelle Malkin
    On Friday, President Obama mollified Big Labor bosses at the White House. Which means you better watch your wallets. Angered at the tax deal, union leaders marched into 1600 Pennsylvania with a renewed list of grievances and demands. AFL-CIO chief thug Richard Trumka was there, along with: United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard; American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten; Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry, and United Auto Workers President Bob King. One item on the Big Labor wish list: more failed government-funded infrastructure spending: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, speaking for the union presidents at White House, backed...
  • The Three Legged Stool of Salvation

    11/12/2010 4:54:05 PM PST · by Benchim · 39 replies
    The first Leg on the Stool is Belief in Christ. Belief means to steadfastly trust in the fact-- that Jesus is the Son of God. The Greek word is pistevo. "For God so greatly loved the world that He gave up His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). You will find nothing in the definition requiring "obedience" or "sinless" conduct .
  • Abraham's Faith...Romans 4

    09/07/2010 5:16:05 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarahs womb:He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong...
  • Which Came First,Faith or Works?...Romans 4

    09/05/2010 6:42:11 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 95 replies · 1+ views ^ | 09-05-10 | Bill Randles
    Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also:And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but...
  • Grace and Works...Romans 4

    09/01/2010 3:02:30 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 65 replies ^ | 09-01-10 | Bill Randles
    Grace and WorksRomans 4 Posted on September 1, 2010 by billrandles Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.(Romans 4:4-5) How was Abraham, the father of all who believe in the God of the Bible justified before God? Abraham did not work to earn right standing with God, it was given to him freely , by God himself. Abraham believed God and it was accounted to Him for Righteousness.(Genesis 15:6) Righteousness from God can...
  • "Die Hard" not dead yet: New script in works

    05/05/2010 7:03:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 62 replies · 921+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/5/10 | Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) John McClane's string of bad luck may not yet be over. "Hitman" screenwriter Skip Woods is in negotiations with 20th Century Fox to take a crack at a new "Die Hard" script. The New York cop known for consistently being in the wrong place at the right time has already survived four run-ins with terrorists, traitors and psychotic loose cannons of one stripe or another. In his last outing, "Live Free or Die Hard," written by Mark Bomback and directed by Len Wiseman in 2007, McClane battled Web terrorists to $378 million in worldwide grosses...
  • Filthy Rags

    01/03/2010 8:02:52 AM PST · by OneVike · 28 replies · 654+ views
    "But we are all like an unclean thing, and all of our righteousnesses are like filthy rags." Isaiah 64:6 The Prophet Isaiah summed up the reprobate state into which God's chosen people had sunk. Though they had the blessing of the Law given to them by Moses, when he conversed with God on Mount Sinai, they had turned from their Lawgiver and become more wretched than the people who did not have the Law. God's chosen people were worshiping false gods. Isaiah 42:17 They were reveling in idolatry so much so that the prophet called Jerusalem a harlot that...
  • British researchers: little evidence Tamiflu works

    12/10/2009 7:30:20 AM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 396+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | MARIA CHENG
    LONDON British researchers say there is little evidence Tamiflu stops complications in healthy people who catch the flu, though public health officials contend the swine flu drug reduces flu hospitalizations and deaths.
  • Senator Kennedy's Final Attempt at Salvation

    09/13/2009 2:31:01 PM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies · 1,859+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2009 | Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.
    The passing of Senator Edward Kennedy was truly the end of an era. He had been extolled as the "lion of the Senate." Understandably, given the impact of his life, the news media were filled with stories about Kennedy, his family, his trials and tribulations and his contributions. I was most surprised to read that a month before his death Senator Kennedy had written a letter to Pope Benedict XVI, which was delivered to him by President Obama. As a practicing Catholic, I took great interest in Kennedy's thoughts about his Catholicism at the end of his life.
  • Professor focuses on the strength, blessings of grace

    09/04/2009 12:54:49 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 524+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Aug. 18, 2009 | Cerissa Urry
    Followers of Emanuel can be saved by grace through an investment in obedience which determines the willingness and desire to live back within the presence of God. In 2 Nephi 25:23 it states: for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do. This commonly referenced scripture was the basis for Brad Wilcoxs Tuesday lecture, After All We Can Do, from the series Using the Atonement to Turn Weakness into Strengths. This is a source of discouragement if not understood, said Wilcox, an associate professor of teacher education at BYU. Wilcox focused on...
  • James Vs. Paul: Salvation by Grace or by Works?

    02/14/2008 7:50:03 AM PST · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 43 replies · 484+ views
    The Watchman Expositor ^ | 1991 | James Walker
    James Vs. Paul: Salvation by Grace or by Works? James Walker Is salvation by faith in Christ alone or in faith plus works? This is one of the most important questions that must be answered when Christians witness to those in the cults. Almost uniformly, cults teach that salvation is obtained through a combination of a person's faith plus works. In other words, the cults will almost always teach that eternal life is based at least in part on doing a certain list of good deeds or serving the organization with time or money. The challenge for the Christian, is...
  • US jet intercepts ballistic missile for first time

    12/04/2007 3:52:23 PM PST · by ECM · 15 replies · 300+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | Dec 4 07:35 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    A US F-16 fighter used an air-to-air missile to destroy a sounding rocket in its boost phase for the first time this week in a test of a new missile defense concept, US spokesmen said Tuesday. The system -- named the Net-Centric Airborne Defense Element (NCDE) -- breaks new ground in that it would arm fighter aircraft or drones with missiles fast enough to intercept a ballistic missile as it lifts into space. The aircraft would have to get to within a 100 miles of the launch site to catch the ascending missile in the first two to three minutes...
  • Grace, Faith, and Works

    10/29/2007 9:10:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 136 replies · 166+ views ^ | n//a | Fisheaters
    Grace, Faith, and Works Real Audio Lessons on this Topic Justification by Faith Alone? IJustification by Faith Alone? IIJustification by Faith Alone? IIIJustification by Faith Alone? IVWhat it means to be born againAre you saved? The Catholic position on salvation can be summed up thus: We are saved by Christ's grace alone, through faith and works done in charity inspired by the Holy Spirit.Sola gratia! Grace alone -- but a grace we have to co-operate with. Thinking that all one has to do is pray the "Sinner's Prayer" once to be saved is wrong. Thinking that all...
  • Petraeus: Surge in Iraq Works; Reductions Could Begin by Summer 2008

    09/10/2007 1:26:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 330+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2007 Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of Multinational Force Iraq, told the House Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees today that the surge in Iraq is showing progress, and that he believes troop reductions to pre-surge levels could begin by summer 2008 without jeopardizing gains made. Petraeus joined U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker during the first of two days of hearings on the status of the war and political developments in Iraq. The general told committee members that he recommended a drawdown of surge forces in Iraq to President Bush and defense...
  • Does James Contradict Paul?

    07/27/2007 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Ottofire · 84 replies · 808+ views
    Desiring God Ministries ^ | August 8, 1999 | John Piper
    James 2:14-26 and Romans 3:27-4:5 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself. 18 But someone may well say, "You have faith and I...
  • The Relationship of Baptism to Salvation

    06/04/2007 11:17:36 AM PDT · by pjr12345 · 135 replies · 1,156+ views
    Original Writing by pjr12345 | 5/2006 | pjr12345
    Introduction I have learned much since my first writing on this subject. I still believe that the content herein, while certainly not inspired, captures the truth closely. However, I reserve the right to change my view based upon further enlightenment. I made an effort to lend a hand to those arguments that are used in disagreement. After all, the goal is to uncover the Truth, and not to invest oneself in a particular position or idea. I would like to elaborate further on the Thief on the Cross argument often used to dispel the notion of baptism as requisite for...