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  • Prostitutes, Mistresses, and the Messiah Seven Great Women Of Ill Repute

    12/14/2018 5:56:56 AM PST · by Gamecock · 51 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 12/7/2018 | Jon Bloom
    A strange thread runs through the most prominent women associated with Jesus: they are all women of, shall we say, ill repute. Most of their notorious reputations spring from sexual scandals. What does this say about Christ? An awful lot. If your habit is to skip over the genealogies in the first chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, you may have missed a treasure buried in this list of forty fathers who comprise Jesus’s ancestry (if we count Joseph), stretching as far back as Abraham. The hidden treasure is the five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Jesus’s mother, Mary. Why are...
  • Christian singer Lauren Daigle defends singing on Ellen, confirms Jimmy Fallon show is next

    11/28/2018 11:35:59 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Fri 2 Nov 2018 | Staff Writer
    Christian singer Lauren Daigle has faced some backlash for appearing on the talk show of Ellen DeGeneres but she says her critics are missing the 'heart of God'. The singer was invited to perform on The Ellen Show following the release of her hugely successful album 'Look Up Child', which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 in the Christian charts. Daigle took some heat from fans for singing 'Still Rolling Stones' off her new album, but she told Way FM Radio that Ellen had chosen the song. Opinions were split when Daigle posted a video...
  • Ex-Gay 'X-Factor' Contestant Faces Backlash for Saying He Found Christ, Left LGBT Lifestyle

    11/02/2018 9:09:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/02/2018 | Samuel Smith
    An ex-gay contestant on the Maltese version of the musical reality series "X Factor" has drawn backlash after he declared on the show that homosexual "love" is "sin" and that he left the lifestyle after he found Christ. Matthew Grech, a singer and vocal coach, appeared on "X Factor Malta" Sunday night. In a video interview segment that played before his performance, Grech declared: "I used to lead a homosexual lifestyle, and then I found God. For a long time, I stopped following my passions to follow Jesus. There can be love between two men and two women, yes —...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil, October 4, 2018 [prayer]

    10/03/2018 11:56:47 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 36 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | October 4, 2018 | FR intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer today for mercy and healing for our nation.
  • Christians Who Oppose Conversion Therapy Need a Reality Check

    09/13/2018 7:48:18 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2018 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    To be loving does not mean to be gullible. Jesus Christ mentions that we will come across dishonest people, especially among those who have prestige (or are seeking it). We should love people, but that does not mean we should let them take advantage of us. Or fool us. Or trick us. In that spirit, I want Rosaria Butterfield, Sam Allberry, and Jackie Hill Perry to answer a simple yes-or-no question. No long filibustering paragraphs. No detours into extensive complaints about what other Christians are supposedly doing. No lifeline block-quotes from Augustine. Just yes or no. Here: Do you agree...
  • LGBTQ Christians try to change hearts and minds from the pews

    01/28/2018 10:19:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 27, 2018 | Julie Compton
    Across the United States, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Christians are coming out of the closet. For many of them, finding acceptance within the church can be a test of faith.
  • A Christmas Tale (Vanity)

    12/25/2017 8:21:14 AM PST · by Mr Ramsbotham · 9 replies
    Myself
    A Merry Christmas to all! Last year I came very close to death. Upon my recovery I resolved to get off my duff and finish writing the Christmas novel that I'd begun some nine years ago, lest something should happen to me and it remain unfinished. A Fantasía for Two Lutes is a Christmas story in the Dickensian mold, set in modern times, about a man consumed by guilt and seeking atonement for a crime he did not commit. It is a conservative book, one that I was determined to write without sex scenes and vulgarity; a book that can...
  • Cath Cauc:Former lesbian on why it’s cruel for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships

    11/12/2017 4:19:09 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 12, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Robin Teresa Beck, 59, lived through 12 lesbian relationships over the course of 35 years before her dramatic conversion to the Catholic faith and healing from homosexuality, just five years ago. Read LifeSiteNews’ coverage of Robin’s dramatic story here. Read the full interview here. Beck spoke with LifeSiteNews over the phone from her home in Michigan in the Detroit area about everything from the impossibility of creating a healthy gay relationship, to why lesbian relationships can never fulfill the emotional needs of women, to how she believes God looks on people struggling with homosexuality, to how the Church should approach...
  • The conservative conference Trump spoke at today featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy

    10/14/2017 7:21:01 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 39 replies
    Business Insider UK ^ | 13th October 2017 | Joe Perticone
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, hosted by the far-right Christian organization The Family Research Council. The convention also featured an exhibit on gay conversion therapy, which seeks to navigate homosexuals and their family members from an anti-gay perspective. The Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) organization, which was founded in 1998 "to be an alternative to the misinformed gay family groups which insist that parents can only prove their love for their gay child if they support gay rights and affirm their child's self-proclaimed gay identity," distributed a...
  • Democrats introduce bill to ban pastors from ministering to homosexuals

    04/27/2017 1:39:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Despite the way it's being reported . . . This story is a good example of how politicians use phrasing to disguise what they’re really doing, and the media play along because they support the obfuscation agenda. In some cases it’s because the media really are that dumb and gullible, but the gullibility usually stems from their natural trust of Democrats - so it all comes back to the fact that they share the same agenda. You’ve heard about something called “gay conversion therapy,” which sounds like some nonsense procedure in which a “therapist” of questionable credibility tries to work...
  • The Servant of The LORD...servant songs pt 1

    Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens,...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said

    11/19/2016 11:20:21 AM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Amy Ellis Nutt
    Gays Can Be Reformed, Just Like Arsonists, Trump’s New Domestic Policy Adviser Has Said By Amy Ellis Nutt November 19 Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman's transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality is a sin, and gay people, just like petty thieves and fire-setters, can be rehabilitated. The Ohio politician has long endorsed a controversial mental health practice known as conversion therapy or reparative therapy. The goal is to cure a person of his or her homosexuality, and in the case of...
  • By God's Grace, Believers Needs to Expand Their Influence in American Society and Around the World

    10/22/2016 8:25:15 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    A pastor commented on the moral and spiritual decline in our country inferring a need to focus on our spiritual issues, not just our political political issues. I agree that the underlying cause of our political and social malaise is a deep spiritual need to come back to a trust and reliance on God, not a reliance on man and his government. "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from the Lord. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall...
  • Man says Dallas megachurch removed him as a member

    10/17/2016 7:16:46 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 70 replies
    fox4news.com ^ | 10/16/2016 | fox4news.com staff
    A north Dallas church is sticking to its convictions after it revoked a gay man's membership, saying he no longer desired to resist sin. In a candid facebook post last Sunday, Jason Thomas wrote about a painful anniversary one year ago about the day Watermark Community Church sent him a letter revoking his membership. Thomas said he spent years of his life in church programs that promised to help him over come his attraction to men. Many of those years was at Watermark Community Church. One program he participated in is described as a "12 step discipleship through recovery", also...
  • A Winning Sentiment For Trump

    10/08/2016 10:16:20 AM PDT · by Williams · 31 replies
    Vanity
    Every Saint has a past. Every Sinner has a future. Tattooed on my waitresses forearms at lunch today. Like a wise lesson from heaven. Redemption is the key. Trump already expressed this in his statement. He promised to be a better man.
  • Who Are These?...Rev 4-7 pt 22

    And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun...
  • Hillary's "irredeemable" slur is un-Christian (vanity)

    09/10/2016 10:13:05 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 17 replies
    me | 9/10/16 | me
    One quick observation: by labelling a large segment of Americans as "irredeemable," Hillary is denying the redeeming power of God through Jesus Christ. I am not a Christian scholar, but I think that one Christian tenet is that everyone, however vile, is redeemable through Salvation (which is loosely synonymous with redemption). (Please, someone correct me if I am wrong.) Beside the chilling tone of her remark, it strikes me as symptomatic of a Godless worldview. After all, one name for Jesus is "Christ the Redeemer." Hillary seems oblivious to all of this.
  • The New Song...Rev 4-7 pt 11

    And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (Revelation 5:8-9)In...
  • From Lesbianism to Follower Of Christ: An Interview With Emily Thomes

    07/11/2016 6:03:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    July 4, 2016 | David Qaoud
    I read about 100 articles a month, and my favorite piece last month was Girl in The Picture, by Emily Thomes. Originally posted on The Gospel Coalition, Thomes shares her inspiring story of lesbianism to follower of Christ. Today, Thomes stops by the site to share more of her story and give advice to Christians ministering to those who identify as LGBT. You can read the full interview below. Emily, thank you for taking time to stop by the site. I’ll start broadly. Tell us a little about your life before God saved you. Before God saved me, I was...