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Evangelical Christian (Religion)

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  • Receiving the Word in Purity

    06/06/2020 5:05:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness . . . receive the word" (James 1:21). You cannot receive God’s Word and harbor sin at the same time. When the psalmist said, "I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Thy word" (Ps. 119:101), he was acknowledging a key principle of spiritual growth: you must set aside sin if you expect to benefit from God's Word. Peter was expressing the same thought when he said, "Putting aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babes, long...
  • Ethnic Gnosticism | Voddie Baucham

    06/05/2020 5:33:19 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Founders Ministries ^ | Mar 28, 2019 | Voddie Baucham
    A critique of critical race theory/cultural Marxism and explanation of how it undermines civilization.
  • Be Slow to Anger

    06/05/2020 2:36:51 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Let everyone be . . . slow to anger; for the anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God" (James 1:19-20). If you resent God’s Word, you cannot grow in righteousness. Have you ever started reading your Bible, thinking everything was fine between you and the Lord, only to have the Word suddenly cut deep into your soul to expose some sin you had neglected or tried to hide? That commonly happens because God seeks to purge sin in His children. The Holy Spirit uses the Word to penetrate the hidden recesses of the heart to do His...
  • 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,...
  • Chicago Pastor Accuses Mayor of Lying About Police Presence at Services Violating Lockdown Order

    06/03/2020 5:50:13 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Stream ^ | 5/28/20 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    A pastor of a Chicago church claims that Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lied when she claimed police were not sent to his church on Sunday, though she admitted that she sent an official to the church holding religious services during the coronavirus pandemic. “We are trying to follow the laws of man as much as reasonably possible but when the laws of man conflict with the laws of God I as a pastor have a duty to follow the laws of God,” Pastor Courtney Lewis of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chicago said in a grievance letter to U.S. attorney...
  • Farewell #WokeChurch - Time For Some Honesty

    06/03/2020 1:12:33 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    AD ^ | 6/3/20 | A.D. Robles
    Enough is enough. From this die forward any conversation with the woke church has to be viewed as an interfaith dialogue. This is not an in house discussion any longer. You have a different law, different gospel, different word and in some cases an overtly different god.
  • Duck Dynasty: Newly found daughter of Phil Robertson speaks out, says God’s grace extended to her

    06/03/2020 9:42:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/03/2020 | Jeannie Law
    Phil Robertson's Daughter Opens Up About Meeting Her Dad on his podcast, May 31, 2020 "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson recently learned that he has a 45-year-old daughter from an affair he had before he became Christian and he invited his daughter, Phyllis, to share about how she discovered he was her father on his popular podcast.The 74-year-old and Phyllis were also joined by two of his sons, Al and Jase, and his wife Miss Kay on the latest episode of his BlazeTV podcast Unashamed With Phil Robertson. “Phyllis, all I can tell you is: I’m glad you found me,”...
  • 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...
  • Pat Robertson Blasts Trump for Lack of ‘Love’ in Response to Protests

    06/02/2020 10:30:48 PM PDT · by goodn'mad · 35 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 2, 2020 | Lindsey Ellefson
    Televangelist Pat Robertson publicly scolded President Donald Trump during “The 700 Club” Tuesday, saying that his response to the unrest after George Floyd’s death “isn’t cool.”
  • 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...
  • Loving The Father[charismatic caucus]

    06/02/2020 7:31:52 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    Bible ^ | The Joshua Chronicles
    Your obsession with The Father is my delight and so it is now our dialog is about to increase in that Now you Shall hear and see All of Heavens hosts for I AM opening up the Heavenlies to you completely for it is My Will for you to walk with Me as I exist ~ ~ ~ You shall be my manna from heaven from me to others feed them Me The Bread of Life
  • Examining Your Faith

    06/01/2020 4:52:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" (James 1:22). God wants you to know whether your faith is genuine or not. Our studies this month center on James 1:19-2:26, which deals with the issue of true faith—a most important consideration indeed. Knowing your faith is genuine is a wonderful assurance, but thinking you're saved when you're not is the most frightening deception imaginable. In Matthew 7:21-23 Jesus speaks of those who call Him Lord and even do miracles in His name, but aren't redeemed. Second Timothy 3:5 speaks of those who have a form...
  • Growing up in Evangelical communities increases porn viewership in non-religious teenagers

    06/01/2020 1:39:03 AM PDT · by Taipei · 23 replies
    PsyPost ^ | May 31, 2020 | Eric W. Dolan
    New research has found a link between religious environments in the United States and porn-viewing among youth. The study, published in Deviant Behavior, strengthens the findings of existing research by using multilevel data to account for important differences between individuals. Even after accounting for confounding variables, the researchers found that county-level religious adherence rates still increased the odds of watching porn during adolescence by 66.53%, regardless of religious identity. Similarly, youth were more likely to report viewing pornography in counties with a higher share of conservative Protestants, especially among youth who were not conservative Protestants themselves.
  • Pentecost Song: Holy Ghost with Light Divine

    05/31/2020 5:50:09 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    A church hymn like people sang a century ago. It's by one of "America's first composers", like Irving Berlin and Stephen Foster, this Louis Moreau Gottschalk of New Orleans. A quant, old fashioned sound, any Christian can sing to the Holy Spirit using the words. Podcast click to new window, Holy Ghost, With Light Divine, Piano only, for singing-to, very slow and devout, in prayer, spiritual karaoke. Just you singing alone to your greatest friend, the Holy Ghost, Who wants to join His heart with yours. Holy Ghost, with light divine, Shine upon this heart of mine; Chase the shade...
  • Turn to Jesus : Calling Women to Pray (explanation - Pray for one hour tonight)

    05/31/2020 4:49:22 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 6 replies
    Anne Graham Lotz ^ | 5/31/20 | Anne Graham Lotz
    Could you not keep watch with Me for one hour?” (Jesus) asked…”Watch and pray so that you will not fall…” Matthew 26:40-41 It feels as though our nation is unraveling. While a heavy burden in my spirit has prompted me to issue this prayer call, the senseless killings in MN and GA seem to be visible evidence that we are in serious trouble. The following prayer is one I will be using tonight, Pentecost Sunday, on my knees, for one hour. I have left blank spaces in the written prayer so that you can write out your own praise, confession,...
  • The Muddled Messaging Of The Quran

    05/31/2020 2:48:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/31/20 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the self-contradictory nature of Islam's preeminent text, and explain why its understanding of suffering-and the role it plays in the life of the believer-is hopelessly inadequate.
  • Making Worthless Things Valuable

    05/31/2020 3:18:00 AM PDT · by metmom · 29 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:2-4). In God’s hands you can be a precious and effective instrument. The story is told of a great concert violinist who wanted to prove a point, so he rented a music hall and announced that he would play a concert on a $20,000...
  • Satan Desires To Have Us... George Floyd

    And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. (Luke 22:31-32)I have no doubt that the warning Jesus gave to Peter is applicable to us here in America. in light of the recent slaying of George Floyd by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. “Satan desires to have you, that he may sift you as wheat…” .The traumatic events playing out in America, will definitely have this effect, they will...
  • 'He was the C.S. Lewis of our day’: Tebow, Pence, family pay respects to Ravi Zacharias at memorial service

    05/30/2020 7:59:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/30/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Vice President Mike Pence, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, Pastor Louie Giglio, and others paid their respects to notable Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias at a memorial service Friday. “He was the C.S. Lewis of our day. Crisscrossed the globe to every Mars Hill he could find to answer skeptics, move obstacles of unbelief, armed with intellect, girded with truth and love," Pence said at the service, which was held at Passion City Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Pence called Zacharias “a friend” and “a man for all seasons,” a term first used to describe 16th century Christian intellectual and writer Sir...
  • Learning from Judas (Judas Iscariot)

    05/30/2020 5:50:44 AM PDT · by metmom · 19 replies ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:4). God can use even an apostate like Judas to teach us some important lessons. Judas is history's greatest human tragedy. He had opportunities and privileges known only to the other disciples, but he turned from them to pursue a course of destruction. Yet even from his foolishness we can learn some important lessons. Judas, for example, is the world's greatest example of lost opportunity. He ministered for three years with Jesus Himself but was content merely to associate with Him, never submitting to Him in saving faith....