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  • Deciphering the Biblical 666 (Part 4)

    06/05/2020 8:57:16 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Medium ^ | 6/2/2020 | Jamie Northrup
    History is replete with Antichrist type figures who come "in their own name" to bring about a New World Order (e.g. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Octavian, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, etc.) A key attribute that these Antichrist figures always espouse is an irresistible urge to solve the Jewish Problem. This key attribute helps us differentiate between true Antichrist prefigures and the "run of the mill" totalitarians or despots (of which the world has always had). Why this key attribute? Jesus Christ is coming back to save the Jews. At some date in the near future, when the Jews finally admit...
  • Deciphering the Biblical 666 (Part 3)

    06/05/2020 8:53:15 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Medium ^ | 6/5/2020 | Jamie Northrup
    Revelation 13:15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark [in] their right hands or [in] their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-05-20, M, St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

    06/04/2020 10:34:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 06-05-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 5, 2020 Memorial of Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 2 Tm 3:10-17 You have followed my teaching, way of life, purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra, persecutions that I endured. Yet from all these things the Lord delivered me. In fact, all who want to live religiously in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. But wicked people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceivers and deceived. But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you...
  • 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). Don’t 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,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-04-20

    06/03/2020 10:26:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies ^ | 06-04-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 4, 2020 Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Tm 2:8-15 Beloved: Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David: such is my Gospel, for which I am suffering, even to the point of chains, like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore, I bear with everything for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, together with eternal glory. This saying is trustworthy:If we have died with him we shall also live with him;...
  • The Church Obedient

    06/03/2020 6:51:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 3, 2020 | Emily Finley
    The Church Obedient It was not the head of the Catholic Church who finally condemned the tyrannical decrees of various state governors that churches are to be “nonessential,” while marijuana dispensaries, liquor stores, and abortuaries can remain open. It was President Donald Trump. He said that he is “correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”In earlier times, the Church willingly submitting to state decrees in gross violation of its freedom to practice the faith would have been a scandal of epic proportions. A public outcry, beginning at the top, would have ensued, and a contingency of priests no...
  • Island in English Channel Permits Public Masses as UK Churches Remain Closed

    06/03/2020 5:40:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    CNA Staff, May 28, 2020 / 08:30 am MT (CNA).- The island of Guernsey will permit what may be the first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown Monday. While churches remain closed across the United Kingdom, authorities in Guernsey have allowed public liturgies to resume from June 1. The island is a self-governing British crown dependency and not part of the U.K. It is therefore able to set its own rules. From Monday, the island’s three Catholic churches will be permitted to admit up to 30 people at Masses, not including the celebrant or concelebrants, and...
  • [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 God’s promise – a promise that could only be trusted — “Abraham leaves. He hears God’s voice and trusts His word.” And with this departure a...
  • Deciphering the Biblical 666 (Part 1)

    06/03/2020 8:56:08 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 41 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/18/2020 | Jamie Northrup
    The Bible reveals that Satan's final game plan is for the entire world to worship him by taking a mark (greek: Charagma = imprinted mark in) on their being. Similar to the Bible’s account of Satan coming to Jesus Christ in Luke 4, Satan offers "the world" to people if they will bow down and worship him. We should not be surprised when we read stories about celebrities, world leaders, and elites being involved in Satanic rituals (e.g. spirit cooking, Epstein's Island, Hillary's seances, etc.) Satan promotes people if his demands for worship are met. In the end, he gets...
  • 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 God’s 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-03-20, M, St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

    06/02/2020 10:56:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 06-03-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 3, 2020 Memorial of Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God for the promise of life in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, my dear child: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.I am grateful to God, whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did, as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day.For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition...
  • Archbishop Gregory bashes Knights of Columbus, President

    06/02/2020 7:55:12 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | June 2, 2020 | New Catholic
    Archbishop Gregory bashes Knights of Columbus, President Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington, DC, has essentially been missing for about three months.  March 8 was the last Sunday of public Masses in the Archdiocese of Washington, with a ban announced by Gregory on March 12.  The government of Washington, DC, has limited church congregations to a whopping ten people -- even in the first COVID-19 phase of reopening.  Considering all of the other large public gatherings in Washington, an outrage.  Not a public word from Wilton Gregory. No public Masses are being offered in the nation's capital -- not even at the...
  • Scottish Bishop: No Vaccine, No Mass

    06/02/2020 5:26:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/28/20 | Jules Gomes
    Catholic leaders collude with left wing Scottish National PartyGLASGOW, Scotland ( - A Catholic bishop chairing the COVID-19 Pastoral Ministry Working Group in Scotland has sparked alarm among Catholics after revealing that restoring normal parish life is contingent on finding a vaccine for the Wuhan virus. "While it will be wonderful when our parishes can reopen, we recognize that parish life cannot quickly return to normal until a vaccine or a treatment is available," Bp. Brian McGee of the diocese of Argyll and the Isles announced. "We do not expect this to happen until at least 2021" and "parish activities...
  • [Catholic Caucus] US archbishop forbids priests to say public Masses if they offer Communion on tongue

    06/02/2020 3:53:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 2, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    [Catholic Caucus] US archbishop forbids priests to say public Masses if they offer Communion on tongue MOBILE, Alabama, June 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi of Mobile, Alabama, has warned his priests that they are not allowed to celebrate public Masses if they want to distribute Holy Communion on the tongue. “If any priest cannot follow archdiocesan regulations, it will be necessary for him to refrain from the celebration of public Masses,” Rodi wrote in a May 20 letter obtained by LifeSiteNews. “This matter is too serious for us to take any other approach than one of extreme...
  • 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 God’s 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-02-20, OM, Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs

    06/01/2020 10:57:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 28 replies ^ | 06-02-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 2, 2020 Tuesday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Pt 3:12-15a, 17-18 Beloved: Wait for and hasten the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved in flames and the elements melted by fire. But according to his promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.Therefore, beloved, since you await these things, be eager to be found without spot or blemish before him, at peace. And consider the patience of our Lord as salvation.Therefore, beloved, since you are forewarned, be on your guard...
  • Poland Removing Limit on Number of People Allowed in Church

    06/01/2020 6:16:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 5/29/20
    Beginning Sunday, May 31, Poland will remove the limit on the number of people allowed during Church services earlier introduced as part of coronavirus quarantine measures. According to Chairman Mateusz Morawiecki of the Council of Ministers of Poland, the requirement to wear masks on the street is also canceled as of May 30, and cultural and sports facilities will open on June 6, with an allowance of up to 150 people for mass gatherings, reports UKRINFORM. “There will be one basic principle: In a public space where it is possible to observe the 2-meter distance, the wearing of masks will...
  • A proposal for Catholic-Orthodox eucharistic sharing during the pandemic [Orthodox-Cathodic Caucus]

    06/01/2020 1:39:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | 05-25-2020 | Bishop John D. Faris
    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis March 27 characterized the worldwide trauma as: "God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on." Can this occasion also be a time of deeper communion among us? Catholics, Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox hierarchs, pastors and faithful agree that the Eucharist, the body and blood of the Son of God, is the most precious gift of God to the church. It is of paramount importance to us! Nevertheless, while sharing the same belief in the supreme importance of the Eucharist,...
  • A Pastoral Message from Bishop Dunlop

    06/01/2020 7:23:57 AM PDT · by lightman · 1 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA ^ | 21 May A.D. 2020 | Bishop James Dunlop
    May 21, 2020 Ascension of Our Lord Dear Siblings in Christ, Grace and peace to you! As I have since the COVID-19 health emergency began, I share the gratitude of our whole synod for the creativity and diligence that you have shown in serving God’s people. Thank you! Our office has been working to keep you updated during this crisis. Today I bring no new information, however I want to clarify some of my previous recommendations and provide insight in light of numerous questions that have arisen. When will things be better or back to normal? Authorities tell us that...