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  • School Bans Candy Canes [semi-satire]

    12/09/2018 9:30:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Another education bureaucracy abuse of power was demonstrated at the Manchester Elementary School in Omaha, Nebraska where principal Jennifer Sinclair announced a ban on candy canes. According to her, “the letter ‘j’ shape of the candy cane is an insidious attempt to inject religion into the school environment. Everyone knows that the ‘j’ stands for Jesus. We simply cannot permit such an egregious insult to all the non-Christian students at our school.” Candy canes aren’t the only items on the Principal’s forbidden list. Other banned items and activities include: Santas, elves, Christmas music, Christmas books, making an ornament to hang...
  • ONE SOLITARY LIFE

    12/08/2018 2:58:45 PM PST · by Liz · 19 replies
    Adapted from an essay by Dr. James Allan Francis
    Born in an obscure village. A Child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village where He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. And for three years, He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. Never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never really had a family of His own. Never went to college. Never set foot in a big city. He never traveled 200 miles from the place He was born. He never did things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. While still a young...
  • Santa kneeling before Jesus 'too violent' for Facebook

    12/07/2018 11:19:00 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 12/6/2018 | WND
    Facebook censored an image of Santa Claus kneeling before the baby Jesus, deeming it “violent or graphic content.”
  • Baby Jesus In Cage As Part Of Dedham Church’s Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene

    12/06/2018 5:21:59 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 44 replies
    WBZ ^ | 12/05/2018 | Beth Germano
    It’s an unconventional take on the nativity scene at St. Susanna’s Parish Dedham. The baby Jesus is in a cage, the wise men are closed off by a wall. For the parish, the crčche is meant to be thought provoking. “We try to take a picture of the world as it is and put it together with a Christmas message,” said Pastor Fr. Stephen Josoma. That message this year questions “peace on earth”, since Jesus represents migrant children being held at the southern border separated from their parents. The wise men are the caravan of migrants behind the border wall....
  • There is 'No Mention of Jesus In History', Claims Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan

    12/04/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    WND ^ | 12/02/2018
    The prime minister of Pakistan, a tenuous U.S. ally, contends Jesus was not a historical figure, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The Middle East Media Research Institute reported Prime Minister Imran Kahn made the assertion in a speech on the day marked as the birthday of Muhammad. Khan also lobbied for a worldwide law that would protect Islam from any criticism. The prime minister said there is little mention of prophets of Allah other than Muhammad, and there is “no mention of Jesus in history.” “Moses is mentioned, but there is no mention of Jesus in history,” he said. “But...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 12-4-18 {Prayer}

    12/03/2018 10:14:28 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 24 replies
    12-4-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Luke 6:47,48 Whosoever Cometh to Me, and Heareth My Sayings, and Doeth them,I will...
  • Bronze ring found in ancient fortress near Bethlehem may have belonged to Pontius Pilate

    12/02/2018 7:59:52 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 22 replies
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Nick Squires
    A 2,000-year-old bronze ring found near Bethlehem bears the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman official who ordered Jesus Christ to be crucified, archeologists have revealed.
  • God Is A Father...gender pt 6

    For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named … (Ephesians 3:14-15) The most important thing about any person, is how they see God. The vision of God is the determining factor in the intellectual, moral and spiritual life of every person. All of our problems are theological at root, they have to do with how we either correctly perceive or misperceive God. It doesn’t matter what anyone’s opinion or preference is, as to how they think God is or should be. Other...
  • Ex-imam explains what Muslims get wrong about Jesus, details family's persecution

    11/28/2018 9:41:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/28/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A former Nigerian imam-turned-pastor who says Islam’s holy book helped confirm to him that Jesus Christ is the son of God, has detailed the persecution his family has endured because of their Christian faith. The pastor, who for security purposes will be referred to as “John,” recently spoke with The Christian Post for an hourlong interview about his family’s ordeal in which one of their son's was murdered after they were forced into hiding in different states across Nigeria before traveling to the United States this year to seek asylum. John was born to a Hausa Fulani family in the...
  • Video: Why John Wrote His Gospel and Epistles

    11/21/2018 2:07:58 PM PST · by pcottraux · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 20, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble!This week's Wednesday night Bible study is part 13 of our video series on why the New Testament was written. Tonight we're talking about the writings of John. I had a hard time coming up with a title for this one, and "Why John Wrote His Gospel and Epistles" is honestly the least-awkward thing I could come up with.Anyway, here's the video.Why John Wrote His Gospel and EpistlesA bit of a lengthy one this week (clocks in at 17:44). Twitter's been having a field day with me on this, so I can't wait to see...
  • He Is Lord (Final Thoughts on the Wood-Hijab Showdown)

    11/12/2018 8:37:48 AM PST · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/12/18 | Gerard Perry
    I give my parting thoughts on the Mohammed Hijab-David Wood debate which took place at York College last week, as well as dissect the Muslim approach to "debate," and explain how the Bible does show Jesus's sonship and lordship.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 11-5-18 {Prayer}

    11/04/2018 10:09:36 PM PST · by Kitty Mittens · 32 replies
    11-5-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Psalm 124:8 Our Help is in the Name of the LORD, Which Made Heaven...
  • Herod's Death, Jesus' Birth and a Lunar Eclipse

    09/10/2018 7:27:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | August 18, 2018, Q&C, BAR, January/February 2014 | Letters to the Editor debate
    There are three principal reasons why the 4 B.C. date has prevailed over 1 B.C. These reasons were articulated by Emil Schürer in A History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ, also published in the 19th century. First, Josephus informs us that Herod died shortly before a Passover (Antiquities 17.9.3, The Jewish War 2.1.3), making a lunar eclipse in March (the time of the 4 B.C. eclipse) much more likely than one in December. Second, Josephus writes that Herod reigned for 37 years from the time of his appointment in 40 B.C. and 34 years from...
  • Painting of Jesus survives 7-alarm fire that burned Massachusetts church to the ground

    10/29/2018 7:39:59 PM PDT · by b4me · 47 replies
    aol ^ | 10/26/18 | Alex Lasker
    A seven-alarm fire that tore through a 150-year-old church in Massachusetts miraculously spared a painting of Jesus Christ, WFXT reports. The piece of artwork, which hung near the front doors of First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Mass., somehow survived the massive blaze — which was likely caused by a lightning strike — completely unscathed.
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Last Sunday of October: Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King (Gueranger)

    10/28/2018 7:55:49 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double of the First Class THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN—Holy Church—is seen bringing forth out of her treasure “things new and old.” Although she can never add new dogmas to the deposit of Faith entrusted to her, as the ages go by she is seen understanding more perfectly and explaining more fully those treasures in her keeping. She is a living body, not a statue, and she can develop, though she can never change her nature. Hence, guided by the Holy Spirit of him who has promised to be with her not merely for a few centuries but unto...
  • Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey

    10/23/2018 11:25:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/23/2018 | Jeremy Webber
    American evangelicals are “deeply confused” about some core doctrines of the Christian faith—and the fourth-century heretic Arius would be pleased, according to a new survey. For the third time, Ligonier Ministries has examined the State of Theology in the United States, conducted by LifeWay Research and based on interviews with 3,000 Americans. The survey, also conducted in 2014 and 2016, offers a detailed look at the favorite heresies of evangelicals and of Americans at large. Ligonier wanted to know what Americans “believe about God, salvation, ethics, and the Bible.” “Overall, US adults appear to have a superficial attachment to well-known...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 10-22-18 {Prayer}

    10/21/2018 10:31:02 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 34 replies
    10-22-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Psalm 108:13 In God we’ll Do our Very Best; He’ll Flatten the Opposition for...
  • If Jesus is truly your Lord and Savior, don't worship Satan

    10/19/2018 8:33:25 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 244 replies
    10/19/2018 | Patriot777
    If the title looks plain idiotic, it's not. On October 31, many who identify as being believers in Christ Jesus will actually do just that. Their church may have a spooky "trunk or treat" or festival, or a costume contest and they'll take their kids to it. This year the costumes will be even more horrific than the last, but it's all in fun. No. If you or your church participate in the celebration of Satan's day, you are in league with the Evil One and are not truly a Child of the Living God--Jesus. Get yourself and your family...
  • Birth Control; Separating Sex From Fruitfulness...Gender 4

    Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 10-8-18 {Prayer}

    10/07/2018 10:53:58 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 22 replies
    10-8-18 | Kitty Mittens
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Pray for our American Heroes" Prayer Thread have Combined to Form the AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL Prayer Thread! Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for our PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind. Psalm 84:12 O Lord of Hosts, Blessed is the Man that Trusteth in Thee....