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  • What is the Wrath of God? ["Not merely an Old Testament Concept"]

    02/05/2010 8:03:43 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies · 335+ views
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Jan 4 2010 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Not long ago I saw a bottle of hot sauce with the creative name “Wrath of God!” Now that’s gotta be some hot sauce! But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in the scriptures and it is a concept with which we have to be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss the concept as contradictory to the fact that God is love. But neither can we fail to see God’s wrath apart from his love. As a followup from yesterday’s blog it seems worthwhile to consider some aspects of the very complicated and reality...
  • Romans 1:17ff A Prophetic Interpretation of Reality for Our Times?

    07/01/2013 4:26:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/30/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Scripture is a prophetic interpretation of reality. That is, it tells us what is really going on from the perspective of the Lord of History. As an inspired text it traces out not only the current of the times, but also the trajectory, the end to which things tend. It is of course important for us to read Scripture with the Church and exercise the care the Church would have us show and, at the end of the day, to submit our understanding to the rule of faith and the context of Sacred Tradition.With those parameters in mind, I would...
  • Understanding of the Wrath of God

    08/15/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | August 14, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Not long ago I saw a bottle of hot sauce with the creative name “Wrath of God!” Now that’s gotta be some hot sauce!But what is God’s wrath? It is spoken of often in the scriptures and it is a concept with which we have to be careful. On the one hand we cannot simply dismiss the concept as contradictory to the fact that God is love. But neither can we fail to see God’s wrath apart from his love.As a follow up last week’s discussions on Hell, it seems worthwhile to consider some aspects of the very complicated and...
  • PCUSA rejects popular hymn “In Christ Alone”

    07/30/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 69 replies
    I saw this over at Denny Burk’s blog today. Apparently the reason the Presbyterian Church USA doesn’t like “In Christ Alone (one of my favorites), is because of that unpopular, un-politically correct word, “Wrath.” As we’ve pointed out many times here at SUFTT, the more sin is watered down, the less we have of the true Gospel. In other words – no sin = FALSE gospel. The PCUSA has been going down a concerning path for quite some time now, and it appears that this is just another symptom of the problem the devil delights in: a departure from Truth...
  • The Wrath of God’s Son {Ecumenical Thread]

    07/01/2013 11:04:50 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 51 replies
    “Making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables” (John 2:15).- John 2:13-17 Clearly, there are some things that are right for the Lord to do that are not right for us to do. For example, because He is the Creator and sovereign of the universe, it is right for the Almighty to demand worship from His creation. However, though we are made in His image, Scripture tells us we are not to do the same. It is evil for a man...
  • Gingrich to Georgia GOP: Let's rally around Romney

    05/19/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 223 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | May 19, 2012 | Errin Haines
    Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival. "To every conservative, everywhere in America: When your choice on the one hand is Barack Obama, and your choice on the other hand is Mitt Romney, no serious conservative could possibly believe that electing Barack Obama is acceptable ... for America."
  • Muslims Told Valentine’s Day Can Invoke Wrath of God ("Allah")

    02/10/2012 7:41:53 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    The Malayasian Insider ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Malayasian Insider
    Muslims told Valentine’s Day can invoke wrath of God KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 — An invitation “to be my Valentine” on February 14 is against Islamic beliefs and would incur the wrath of Allah, Muslims were told today in the official Friday sermon prepared by the federal government. The sermon warned Muslims against celebrating Valentine’s Day, which the federal Islamic authorities claimed was in breach of the tenets of their religion. In the text of a sermon provided by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) titled “Awas jerat Valentine” (Beware Valentine’s trap), Muslims were told that asking someone to...
  • Wrath of God is TV's next big hit

    09/17/2009 7:55:56 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 733+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 18, 2009 | John Rolfe
    THE hit series Underbelly is among shows under fire from a major Christian group demanding tougher rules on sex and violence on TV. With standards governing on-screen content being reviewed for the first time in six years, the Australian Christian Lobby launched the "Tame the Tube" campaign to combat what it says are industry attempts to weaken TV standards. "Sex, violence and foul language are normal fare these days as TV networks push the boundaries," ACL managing director Jim Wallace said. ACL said it had about 10,000 registered supporters, mainly from orthodox and evangelical churches. As well as wanting less...
  • Gay Weddings in Israel will have all the Jewish trimmings

    08/02/2009 9:38:37 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 28 replies · 1,151+ views
    http://www.eturbonews.com ^ | Aug 02, 2009 | www.eturbonews.com
    There is an old joke around these parts. Question: Other than Jerusalem, what do ultra-religious Jews, Muslims and Christians love? Answer: They love to hate homosexuals. But travel the 60km (40 miles) from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, and you enter a world apart. Major streets are decked with the multi-coloured Gay Pride banner. In this centenary year of the city, this is now Gay Pride month. On Friday, in Meir Dizengoff park, tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the annual Gay Pride parade which will end, this year, with a twist. Four couples will take part in...
  • Lodi pastor: Gay marriage didn't cause wildfires

    07/30/2008 4:08:36 PM PDT · by LAforme2008 · 27 replies · 107+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | July 26, 2008 | Steve Newman
    Some in our community have written letters to the News-Sentinel suggesting that the wildfires in California are a result of God's judgment on our state for the state Supreme Court's legalization of gay marriage. As a pastor, I would caution all of us against making such claims. Jesus directly addressed the issue of whether disasters mean that God is judging in Luke 13:1-5: "Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. "Jesus answered, 'Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other...
  • Lightning zaps Giuliani's remarks on abortion, Catholics

    06/05/2007 7:08:27 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 39 replies · 1,292+ views
    Manchester, New Hampshire - Was it a sign from above? Lightning zapped remarks by Republican presidential contender and former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani during a debate Tuesday night, just as he began defending his pro-choice stand on abortion rights against criticism by a Roman Catholic bishop. 'I guess I'm here by myself,' Giuliani quipped after a loud buzz momentarily interrupted the sound system. He turned around, then looked skyward as the audience broke out laughing. 'For someone who went to parochial schools all his life, this is a very frightening thing that's happening right now,' he said. Debate host...
  • 'LIGHTNING' STRIKES PRO-CHOICE MAYOR (Rudy's Pontius Pilate moment)

    06/06/2007 6:46:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies · 1,547+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 6, 2007 | Staff Report
    There was a strangely comical moment when the debate topic turned to abortion.........Rudy Giuliani attempted to defend his pro-choice position in response to a RI bishop who likened him to Pontius Pilate, the sound system suddenly went haywire. Wolf Blitzer said it was lightning.
  • Lightning Strikes Rudy

    06/05/2007 5:46:04 PM PDT · by badpacifist · 26 replies · 860+ views
    Video speaks for itself
  • (Pat) Robertson explains on-air statements

    02/02/2006 6:52:47 AM PST · by LouAvul · 15 replies · 473+ views
    modbee ^ | 2-2-06
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Television evangelist Pat Robertson, who has rattled the religious and political establishment with recent controversial declarations, acknowledged Thursday "my passion runs ahead of me" on some occasions. "I've been doing TV for years and years," Robertson said. "And the problem is, I ad lib." Interviewed on ABC's "Good Morning America" on the morning of the annual National Prayer Breakfast, Robertson was asked about statements suggesting that the United States assassinate President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela and intimating that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was God's punishment for giving up the Gaza strip. Robertson sent a letter...
  • Reform Jewish Leader Responds to New Orleans Mayor Linking God and Destruction from Hurricanes

    01/17/2006 7:08:17 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 14 replies · 870+ views
    Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism ^ | January 17, 2006 | Alexis Rice or Jason Kleinman
    Reform Jewish Leader Responds to New Orleans Mayor Comments Linking God and Destruction from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita In response to the comments made by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin stating "Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, issued the following statement noting, “Mayor Nagin’s comments yesterday, suggesting that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck our land because, ‘God is mad at America’ are offensive, misguided, and perhaps even more to the point,...
  • New Orleans Mayor Says God Mad at U.S.

    01/17/2006 7:09:25 AM PST · by outlaw1_2003 · 43 replies · 864+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon Jan 16, 6:38 PM ET | BRETT MARTEL
    Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting. ADVERTISEMENT "Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day.
  • Nagin apologizes for MLK Day comments

    01/17/2006 10:24:04 AM PST · by Ellesu · 125 replies · 3,094+ views
    wwltv.com ^ | 01/17/06 | wwltv
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin apologized Tuesday for some of the comments that he made during a Martin Luther King Day Rally in the city Monday. Nagin said that his intention was to comfort African-American residents, especially those feeling unwanted during the rebuilding process, but he said in doing so he inadvertently offended others. “I apologize to any resident in this city that may have been offended,” he said. “That was not my intention. If I could take anything back, I thought the Uptown comment was inappropriate. If any people are working hard to rebuild this city, it’s the people...
  • New Orleans Mayor Says God Mad at U.S.

    01/16/2006 3:15:27 PM PST · by jazzo · 112 replies · 2,142+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/16/2006 | Brett Martel
    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting. "Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin, who is black, said as he and other city leaders marked Martin Luther King Day. "Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also. We're...
  • Nagin: God mad at America, but also at blacks

    01/16/2006 2:16:35 PM PST · by Neville72 · 85 replies · 2,270+ views
    Nola.com ^ | 1/16/2006 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Ray Nagin suggested that recent destruction from hurricanes Katrina, Rita and other natural disasters is a sign that "God is mad at America," and also mad at black communities for tearing themselves apart with violence and divisive politics. "Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin said as he and other city leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Day. "Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also....
  • Nagin: God mad at America, but also at blacks

    01/16/2006 1:59:45 PM PST · by Ellesu · 79 replies · 1,827+ views
    nola.com ^ | 01/16/06 | Ap
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Ray Nagin suggested that recent destruction from hurricanes Katrina, Rita and other natural disasters is a sign that "God is mad at America," and also mad at black communities for tearing themselves apart with violence and divisive politics. "Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane, and it's destroyed and put stress on this country," Nagin said as he and other city leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Day. "Surely he doesn't approve of us being in Iraq under false pretenses. But surely he is upset at black America also....
  • Mother Nature or The Wrath of God?

    01/08/2006 6:54:40 AM PST · by RoadTest · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Dial The Truth Ministries ^ | 2005 | Dr. Terry Watkins
    The destruction from hurricane Katrina unleashed a disaster like our nation has never encountered. Like a guided missile, Katrina executed a mission of utmost devastation. Despite our advancements in technology, computers, satellites, healthcare and tons of mind-boggling innovations – the nation stood speechless and helpless. It seemed everything that could go wrong – went wrong. The breaking of the New Orleans levees; the thousands of trapped victims; the incessant looting; the perverse crime; the escalating gas prices; the complete collapse of the nation’s infrastructure for disaster aid – each day after Katrina brought new nightmares – each day after Katrina...
  • Pastor electrocuted during baptism [Texas]

    10/30/2005 5:51:37 PM PST · by aculeus · 198 replies · 5,298+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | October 31, 2005 | AP
    A US pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his Texas church when he grabbed a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee said. The Reverend Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a baptismal in front of 800 people at University Baptist Church when he was electrocuted yesterday, said Jamie Dudley, a church business administrator. Doctors in the congregation unsuccessfully performed chest compressions for 40 minutes, Dudley said. The woman Lake was baptising was not injured, Dudley said. Pastors at University Baptist Church routinely use a microphone during baptisms, Dudley said. "He was grabbing...
  • Prayers ask hurricanes to avoid Central Florida

    06/02/2005 7:20:07 AM PDT · by Knitting A Conundrum · 14 replies · 226+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Mark I. Pinsky
    Bishop Thomas Wenski lost no time preparing for hurricane season, which began Wednesday. He led a special Roman Catholic Mass to protect Central Florida from devastating storms. <snip> Wenski cited the death of innocents when the tower of Siloam collapsed, and compared it with the damage done by hurricanes and tsunamis. "Jesus warns us not to see these events as somehow the wrath of an angry God," Wenski said. <snip> Wenski distanced himself from the notion of weather as heavenly retribution. "We don't have the same theology as Pat Robertson," Wenski said before the Mass. "Hurricanes are not a divine...
  • Tsunamis are not the wrath of God

    01/03/2005 7:40:18 PM PST · by Sean O L · 476 replies · 3,682+ views
    The AUSTRALIAN ^ | January 4, 2005 | Paul Stenhouse, M.S.C., Ph.D.
    Tsunamis are not the wrath of God Paul Stenhouse, M.S.C., Ph.D. January 04, 2005 THE world is still reeling from the tsunami in the Indian Ocean that caused such loss of life and devastation on Boxing Day. Numbness, disbelief and outrage at our powerlessness, our inability to warn the victims, or to save them, is a common reaction. As is, at times, a desire to blame someone, usually God; or at least to question his wisdom and knowledge in permitting such tragedies to occur, and to seek an explanation for what has happened. Grief at the extent of the devastation...
  • Environmentalist dies (Crushed by a tree...)

    07/21/2004 5:23:34 AM PDT · by veronica · 107 replies · 2,794+ views
    NEWSOK.com ^ | 7-21-04
    TULSA - Blake Champlin, a Tulsa lawyer and environmental activist, died Monday at his home when a tree supporting a hammock fell and crushed him. Champlin, 45, died instantly, said Gerald Hilsher, an attorney with Shipley & Kellogg, Champlin's former law firm. Champlin was a member of Sierra Club and Save the Illinois River, and the director of Keep Tulsa Beautiful. He also pushed for an agreement between Oklahoma and Arkansas on phosphorus limits in northeast Oklahoma waters, Hilsher said. Champlin was a past director of the Oklahoma Society of Environmental Professionals and a past chairman of the Environmental Law...
  • Hurricane Alex

    08/03/2004 9:08:02 AM PDT · by Beenliedto · 18 replies · 997+ views
    Vanity | Aug 3, 04 | Beenliedto
    Looks like the Outer Banks is about to be caught with their pants down! Hurricane Alex is now a category two (11:00 am est) and appears to be headed directly into Pamlico Sound. That puts the east side of the storm directly over Hatteras Island, which at this point is at the height of the tourist season. No evacuation orders were issued for this storm. Every one thought it would be a harmless little puppy that would remain offshore. Let's hope it makes a turn to the east right away. Otherwise, there could be trouble!!!
  • Meteorite hits Iran

    01/02/2004 8:12:23 PM PST · by Phsstpok · 4 replies · 202+ views
    Reuterrs ^ | January 02, 2004 | Reuters Staff
    Meteorite hits Iran Fri January 02, 2004 10:48 AM ET TEHRAN (Reuters) - A meteorite has hit northern Iran causing minor damage to property but there were no immediate reports of casualties, state radio has said. It said the impact sent locals in panic onto the streets in the northern town of Babol in Mazandaran province. "A meteorite which hit Babol on Friday morning caused only some minor damage to residential units," radio said, without giving further details or citing any source. It said the impact was felt up to one kilometre away. Iranians are currently mourning at least 30,000...
  • Abu Mazen Financed the Olympics Massacre in Munich

    04/29/2003 9:59:26 AM PDT · by yonif · 12 replies · 494+ views
    Abu Mazen is not as terrorism-free as might have been thought - and he is in fact connected with one of the 20th century's most infamous terrorist crimes: the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes - including American citizen David Berger - at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany in 1972. Mahmoud Abbas, known as Abu Mazen, long the treasurer of the PLO, was the man who provided financing for that attack, according to information compiled by Israeli attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, director of the Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center. Darshan-Leitner told Arutz-7 that PA sources themselves told her that it is...
  • California hit by first storm of season [Cirque du Soleil canclled!]

    11/07/2002 10:13:40 PM PST · by vikingchick · 21 replies · 214+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/07/02 | RON HARRIS, Associated Press Writer
    <p>Crashing trees, blankets of blackouts and countless fender benders ushered in the rainy season Thursday, as northern and central Californians stumbled through fall's first storm.</p> <p>Mighty wind gusts heaved plywood and other construction materials into traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, forcing the state transportation department to close the span Thursday night.</p>