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General Discusssion (Religion)

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  • Receiving the Word in Purity

    06/06/2020 5:05:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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 Godís 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...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-06-20, OM, St. Norbert, Bishop

    06/05/2020 10:23:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-06-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 6, 2020 Saturday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 TM 4:1-8 Beloved: I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching. For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth and will be diverted to...
  • Be Slow to Anger

    06/05/2020 2:36:51 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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 Godís 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...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 6/5/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devoitonal)

    06/05/2020 8:24:50 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/5/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "The Lord shut him in." Genesis 7:16 Noah was shut in away from all the world by the hand of divine love. The door of electing purpose interposes between us and the world which lieth in the wicked one. We are not of the world even as our Lord Jesus was not of the world. Into the sin, the gaiety, the pursuits of the multitude we cannot enter; we cannot play in the streets of Vanity Fair with the children of darkness, for our heavenly Father has shut us in. Noah was shut in with his God. "Come thou...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-05-20, M, St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr

    06/04/2020 10:34:34 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 6/4/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/04/2020 9:55:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/4/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "The kindness and love of God our Saviour." Titus 3:4 How sweet it is to behold the Saviour communing with his own beloved people! There can be nothing more delightful than, by the Divine Spirit, to be led into this fertile field of delight. Let the mind for an instant consider the history of the Redeemer's love, and a thousand enchanting acts of affection will suggest themselves, all of which have had for their design the weaving of the heart into Christ, and the intertwisting of the thoughts and emotions of the renewed soul with the mind of Jesus....
  • Be Slow to Speak

    06/04/2020 12:01:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Let everyone be . . . slow to speak" (James 1:19). Donít 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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;...
  • It's Time to Open your Eyes to the Fact that the Spirit of AntiChrist is now here and that we are at war whether you want to be or not

    06/03/2020 5:33:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 80 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/3/2020 | G. Grider
    It is very rare in the bible that we read a future event that has been prophesied that is fulfilled immediately, usually there is a beginning, middle and end to the arc of it as it comes to pass. The Day of the Lord is a single Day, yes, but it is also a period of time starting with the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church and ending with the Great White Throne Judgment, all of that is the day of the Lord. The rise of Antichrist has an arc, as well. I am here to tell you that arc has...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening for 6/3/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/03/2020 10:04:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/3/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "These were potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work." 1 Chronicles 4:23 Potters were not the very highest grade of workers, but "the king" needed potters, and therefore they were in royal service, although the material upon which they worked was nothing but clay. We, too, may be engaged in the most menial part of the Lord's work, but it is a great privilege to do anything for "the king"; and therefore we will abide in our calling, hoping that, "although we have lien among the pots, yet...
  • 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 Bibleís 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
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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 Godís 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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...
  • Receiving the Word

    06/02/2020 9:37:36 AM PDT · by metmom · 7 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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 Godís 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...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 6/2/2020 (Protestant and Evangelical Devotional)

    06/02/2020 8:00:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/2/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh." Galatians 5:17 In every believer's heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new. The old nature is very active, and loses no opportunity of plying all the weapons of its deadly armoury against newborn grace; while on the other hand, the new nature is ever on the watch to resist and destroy its enemy. Grace within us will employ prayer, and faith, and hope, and love, to cast out the evil; it takes unto it the "whole armour of God," and...
  • Defying His Enemies, President Trump Walks to Burned Church and Lifts Up The King James Bible, Driving The Enemies of God into Apoplectic Frenzy

    06/02/2020 7:58:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/2/2020 | G. Grider
    Posing for the cameras, President Donald Trump held a King James Bible at St. Johnís Church near the White House on Monday evening after law enforcement cleared protesters out of the area with tear gas before his visit. President Donald Trump caused an absolute firestorm yesterday, but not because he ordered the military to take back the streets of our nationís capital from ANTIFA forces. No, as the Commander-in-chief of the worldís greatest armed forces, most people expected him to do that. No real surprise there. But what drove the New World Order elites and the Laodicean hirelings over the...
  • 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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...
  • The Tower of Babel is Where Racism Began but Ends in Jesus Christ - A Biblical Perspective

    06/01/2020 8:05:51 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 16 replies
    IFB ^ | 6/1/20
    Where did racism begin? Where did slavery begin? Dear friends, the most sold and printed book in the world tells us very clearly, yet today; near the end of the age and the fullness thereof; how many billions of this world's inhabitants will actually hear and believe the Word of Almighty God in its RIGHT and RIGHTEOUS context (Psalm 2:1-4; 9; 138:2, Zech. 14:1-4; Matt. 6:33, John 3:19-21; 17:17; Acts 17:24-32, Rev. 16:13-16)? Tragically, very very few, that is why we as a world are headed as a rocket into the Day of the Lord (Rev. 6-19)! Jesus stated to...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 6/1/2020 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/01/2020 7:09:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 6/1/2020 | Charles Spurgeon
    MORNING "The evening and the morning were the first day." Genesis 1:5 Was it so even in the beginning? Did light and darkness divide the realm of time in the first day? Then little wonder is it if I have also changes in my circumstances from the sunshine of prosperity to the midnight of adversity. It will not always be the blaze of noon even in my soul concerns, I must expect at seasons to mourn the absence of my former joys, and seek my Beloved in the night. Nor am I alone in this, for all the Lord's beloved...
  • Examining Your Faith

    06/01/2020 4:52:56 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 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 faithóa 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...