Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $55,021
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Religion & Culture (Religion)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • WHAT NOW? (You Tube)

    05/24/2020 1:22:19 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 4 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 5/24/2020 | J.D. Farag
    Pastor J.D. Farag addresses the issue of what happens now by virtue of the fast moving changes, specifically concerning that of reopening after the shutdown. WHAT NOW?
  • Can Same-Sex-Attracted Men Be Pastors?

    05/24/2020 9:46:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Research Institute ^ | 05/18/2020 | Michael F. Ross
    Can a man who experiences same-sex attraction be ordained as a pastor in the gospel ministry? Many believe that homosexuality is such a heinous sin that it permanently disqualifies a man from any eligibility for ordained ministry. Others believe that he rightly may be ordained, and some conjecture that his homosexual struggles may actually make him more effective as a minister in a culture awash with complex gender issues. But what does the Bible say about this issue? That is the perspective we all need.What Does Scripture Teach? Romans 1:18–32 indeed affirms that homosexuality and lesbianism are unnatural acts of...
  • The Ascension of the Lord Mass in Ft Walton Beach

    05/24/2020 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Shark24 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24 2018 | St Mary's Chruch
    Live streamed Mass from St Mary's in Ft Walton Beach. God bless!
  • Vatican to contribute to pro-abortion World Health Organization

    05/23/2020 5:19:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 22, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    Vatican to contribute to pro-abortion World Health Organization PETITION: Thank President Trump for halting U.S. funding to pro-abortion World Health Organization! Sign the petition here. GENEVA, Switzerland, May 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has announced its intent “to contribute to the WHO Emergency Fund for the supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline medical workers.” The World Health Organization (WHO) is part of the United Nations and supports both contraception and abortion. During his remarks at the 73rd World Health Assembly this May, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other...
  • Vandals Profane French Church, Steal Consecrated Hosts

    05/22/2020 6:45:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/20/20 | Thomas D. Williams
    Unidentified vandals broke into the Church of Saint-Jean-des-Cordeliers in southwest France Tuesday and jimmied open the tabernacle to steal the consecrated hosts. According to the attentive folks at L’Observatoire de la Christianophobie, the vandals broke into the church, located in the town of Bergerac in the Dordogne region, sometime in the afternoon, and stole both the hosts and the ciboria (covered metal vessels) that held them. The theft of consecrated hosts often occurs in conjunction with Satanism, since the Satanic rite called a Black Mass is performed using the consecrated bread, which Catholics believe to be the body of Jesus...
  • Bestselling Christian Author Francis Chan says he didn't believe in healing, miracles until recently

    05/22/2020 7:38:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2020 | Jeannie Law
    Bestselling author Francis Chan said he was previously cynical of healing ministries until God illuminated the Scriptures to him. Speaking during the virtual International Association of Healing Ministries conference this week, Chan said, "What I do know is for many years I didn't believe in healing, I didn't believe in miracles, it was pretty much what I was taught in seminary.“Humbly, I have to say, I used to ridicule people who spoke in tongues or prophesied or believed they could heal, even though when I personally read the Scriptures, I saw this available.”Despite being in ministry for some time, Chan...
  • Attackers Burn Church to the Ground After It Defies Lockdown, “I Bet You Stay Home Now Hypokrits”

    05/21/2020 6:01:38 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 5/21/20 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Mississippi church that is suing to stay open during the coronavirus shutdowns was destroyed by arson Wednesday, according to local officials. Fox News reports someone also spray-painted graffiti on the First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, including a message that read, “I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic].” Local authorities said there was an explosion in the front of the church, and the building caught fire sometime between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday. Marshall County Sheriff’s Department Major Kelly McMillian told the local news that the fire is being investigated as a criminal act of arson....
  • The Effect of Christian Society on Children’s Wellbeing

    05/21/2020 12:00:59 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    Teleios evaluated measures that could affect wellbeing of children specifically using the top 50 countries from the Human Freedom Index compared to the 50 top countries persecuting Christianity from the Open Doors World Watch List. Children in free countries, which are historically Christian, demonstrate better wellbeing and associated with numerous legal, security, health, and educational measures potentially associated with enhanced wellbeing for children.
  • Walt's Religious/Spiritual Items from Other Threads

    05/21/2020 10:30:01 AM PDT · by WaltStuart · 25 replies
    Personal ^ | 5/20/2020 | WaltStuart
    think God has something much bigger than an old style tent revival, in mind. I think we are going to see unprecedented moves of God never seen on the planet before. Hard to imagine but that’s how I read Scripture. I think a number of current prophetic sources have said such things, too. I think/believe that: 1. "Holy Fire" will fall in multiple places--simultaneously and sequentially. In many cases firemen will appear because of the authentic reports of fire. But the fires will be like Moses' burning bush--not consuming the buildings involved. 2. in some venues, 100% of all the...
  • Mystic Rabbis Reveal Daunting Forecast: Jews Outside Israel in Grave Danger. God won’t Protect them

    05/21/2020 8:19:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 28 replies
    BIN ^ | 5/19/20 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Rabbi Shalom Shmueli, head of the Nahar Shalom Yeshiva in Jerusalem, is known for his powerful mystic messages. Last week, he participated in a special meeting with other rabbis. Rabbi Shmueli gave over a message he had received from his father, Rabbi It should be noted that Rabbi Shmueli does not make public appearances and his message was made public by Rabbi Yekutiel Fish at his urging. “This announcement must be spread to the entire world,” Rabbi Fish told Breaking Israel news. “This is an imminent emergency. All Jews in exile around the world must come to Israel immediately. They...
  • Catholic political scientist: We must be ‘vigilant’ against New World Order post-COVID

    05/20/2020 3:36:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 19, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Catholic political scientist: We must be ‘vigilant’ against New World Order post-COVID Professor Felix Dirsch has published a response to the criticism of the Viganň Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its potential dangers to freedom worldwide. May 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Professor Felix Dirsch, a German theologian, philosopher, and political scientist, has published a response to the criticism on the part of German media with regard to the May 7 Viganň Appeal concerning the corona crisis and its consequent potential dangers for the various freedoms of our countries. He sees a suppression of dissident voices at work. In his...
  • Atheist Gives the MOST TOUCHING Award Speech EVER!! (i cried)

    05/20/2020 10:50:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Whaddo You Meme?? ^ | 5-20-2020 | John McCray
    Atheist Gives the MOST TOUCHING Award Speech EVER!! (i cried)
  • Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces

    05/20/2020 10:20:37 AM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-11-2020 | rumoaohepta7
    A short video showing Russia's new cathedral dedicated to the armed forces along with a neighboring memorial. The Cathedral and memorial were built mostly with private donations although the land was given by the city of Moscow.
  • Soldiers of the Cross, Press Onward and Be Not Offended!

    05/20/2020 7:37:52 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    IFB ^ | 5/20/20
    For the servant (slave) of Christ (His soldier); all that he/she possesses is at the total disposal of Almighty God, to be used for His honor and glory here in time (Romans 12:1-5). Be not offended by what God wills, allows or uses in your life to further the Gospel message to a lost and dying world (Matt 11:6, Rom 8:28). Endure hardness as a good soldier (2 Tim 2:3-4). Sometimes the very thing in which we are seeking to preserve or save is to be on the chopping block and removed. Fret not my beloved, Almighty God is in...
  • On Total Display Today; American Political Party of LUCIFER, Alinsky and the Frankfurt School

    05/19/2020 3:42:57 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 5/19/20
    Dear friends, the more I study and watch the rapid rise of the American Left in America in the last 20 years, it is clearer to me more than EVER that they are indeed the political party of Saul Alinsky's Master! Just look at all they represent today in their godlessness and reprobate mind and in all their ways and doings. Their absolute demonic hatred for America, Americans, our Founding Fathers, Constitutional Law, and a President that loves this nation and founding has been EXPONENTIAL and again TOTALLY DEMONIC!! These are sold out FULLY to demonic lawlessness and are at...
  • Ravi Zacharias Compromises with Heretic

    05/19/2020 2:37:49 PM PDT · by fishtank · 29 replies
    Justin Hoke ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Justin Hoke
    Are we living in the Twilight Zone? In what universe is this possible that renowned apologist Ravi Zacharias would call Arch Heretic Word Faith Teacher Joyce Meyer a "Great Teacher". All I can say is it must be so hard to be famous and a Christian at the same time. It is a sad day when one like Ravi Zacharias would compromise and endorse a false teacher like Meyer.
  • ‘Now with Jesus’: Prominent Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias dies at 74

    05/19/2020 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/19/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Ravi Zacharias, the prominent Christian apologetics author and speaker, died Tuesday at the age of 74 following a battle with a rare form of cancer.Zacharias’ daughter, Sarah Davis, posted a message on the website of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries on Tuesday, titled “Ravi Zacharias, Now With Jesus,” confirming that the apologist had passed away.“It was his Savior, Jesus Christ, that my dad always wanted most to talk about. Even in his final days, until he lacked the energy and breath to speak, he turned every conversation to Jesus and what the Lord had done,” she wrote.“He perpetually marveled that God...
  • NEW VIDEO: E. Michael Jones - Understanding Michael Voris - 9/20/16

    NEW VIDEO: E. Michael Jones - Understanding Michael Voris - 9/20/16 on September 28, 2016
  • Several Chicago Churches Held In-Person Services Sunday Despite Stay Home Orders

    05/18/2020 5:07:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/17/20 | Amy Furr
    Several Chicago area churches held in-person Sunday services in defiance of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s (D) stay-at-home orders. Pastor Florin Cimpean of the Philadelphia Romanian Church of God in Ravenswood said he expected around 50 to 60 people to attend services, which was about 10 percent of the congregation on a regular Sunday, according to ABC 7. “The church is a spiritual hospital, okay. We help people with their spiritual needs, emotional needs. And this church is much safer than any other open space like Home Depot, Costco, any type of store,” he commented. Cimpean, who grew up in Soviet-controlled...
  • It Is Good to Be Here

    05/18/2020 9:32:53 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 1 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | May 18, 2020 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    A few days ago, after hearing a very distressing bit of social news, I found myself saying, “I don’t want to be here anymore.” It was a voice of despair and sadness. The occasion had been a public altercation in which a stranger spat at a woman. It was the sort of thing that belongs among the lowest of human actions. But it happened. My topic is my own reaction. I found my mind tossed about, looking for comfort or escape. At the end of the day, I shared my thoughts with my wife and said aloud, “I don’t want...