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  • 16 Bible Verses That Teach The Bible Is The Word Of God.

    07/02/2020 9:22:25 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 5 replies
    JAG 5000
    “The Bible is not the word of God but the words of men who claim they were inspired by God to write the Biblical books.”____Mr. Rong-Rong Wrong Jr. That up there is False. That up there is wrong, Mr. Rong-Rong Wrong Jr. The Bible is the word of God. Here below are 16 Bible verses that teach that the Bible is the word of God. ____________________________________ 1 Peter 1:23-25 "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory...
  • Coming to Christ

    07/02/2020 7:02:33 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Coming to [Christ] as to a living stone" (1 Pet. 2:4). Jesus Christ is the source of every spiritual privilege. Often Christians speak of salvation as "coming to Christ." That's an accurate, biblical description, for Jesus Himself said, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28); "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst" (John 6:35); "If any man is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink" (John 7:37). Those are metaphors for salvation. Coming...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-02-20

    07/01/2020 10:17:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-02-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 2 2020 Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1Am 7:10-17 Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent word to Jeroboam, king of Israel: “Amos has conspired against you here within Israel; the country cannot endure all his words. For this is what Amos says: Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be exiled from its land.”To Amos, Amaziah said: “Off with you, visionary, flee to the land of Judah! There earn your bread by prophesying, but never again prophesy in Bethel; for it is the king’s sanctuary and a royal temple.” Amos answered...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishop McElroy re-closes Imperial County churches

    07/01/2020 7:56:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | July 1, 2020 | California Catholic Daily
    [Catholic Caucus] Bishop McElroy re-closes Imperial County churches San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert W. McElroy issued the following statement today after Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended that Imperial County re-institute stay-at-home orders because of the high rate of infection of COVID-19 there:“We are pausing our plans to re-open our parishes for public Masses in Imperial County starting today given the current health conditions.“I thank our priests, church personnel and volunteers who had prepared for weeks to welcome our brothers and sisters back to Mass, but the community’s and our parishioners’ safety comes first.“We will keep our faithful informed about when we...
  • Time to stop making excuses for Vatican II and the New Mass

    07/01/2020 4:34:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 30, 2020 | Anonymous Priest
    Time to stop making excuses for Vatican II and the New Mass Many good authors have told the tragic story well. Now it is time for clergy and laity both to do something about it. Editor’s note: The following article comes from an anonymous priest. June 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — In several recent statements, culminating in an interview with Philip Lawler, Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has traced the evils that afflict the Church today back to their root within the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) and the New Order of the Mass (1969). In this he has rendered a service to...
  • [Barf Alert] Accommodating homosexuality makes ‘better Catholics,’ priest insists at ‘Pride Mass’

    07/01/2020 11:29:57 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Barf Alert] Accommodating homosexuality makes ‘better Catholics,’ priest insists at ‘Pride Mass’ Despite gay 'Pride' events being canceled from coast to coast due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Joseph Tobin permitted an LGBT 'Pride Mass' to be conducted in his archdiocese. HOBOKEN, New Jersey, June 29, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Despite gay “Pride” events being canceled from coast to coast due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinal Joseph Tobin has permitted an LGBT “Pride Mass” to be conducted in his archdiocese. For the third year in a row, the “Annual Pride Mass in support of our LGBTQ brothers and sisters” was held...
  • Enjoying Spiritual Privileges

    07/01/2020 5:44:17 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Coming to Him as to a living stone . . . you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood. . . . You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession. . . . You are the people of God. . . . You have received mercy" (1 Pet. 2:4-10). You have enormous privileges in Christ. A university student once confessed to a pastor, "I've come to the conclusion that I don't believe in God." "I see," the pastor replied. "Please tell me...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-01-20, OM, St. Junipero Serra, Priest

    06/30/2020 11:03:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-01-20 | Revised New American Bible
    July 1 2020 Wednesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 5:14-15, 21-24 Seek good and not evil, that you may live; Then truly will the LORD, the God of hosts, be with you as you claim! Hate evil and love good, and let justice prevail at the gate; Then it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts, will have pity on the remnant of Joseph.I hate, I spurn your feasts, says the LORD, I take no pleasure in your solemnities; Your cereal offerings I will not accept, nor consider your stall-fed peace offerings....
  • A Pastoral Message from Bishop Dunlop

    06/30/2020 7:55:06 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    Lower Susquehanna Synod ELCA ^ | 11 June A.D. 2020 | Bishop James Dunlop
    June 11, 2020 Barnabas, Apostle Dear Siblings in Christ, Care for God’s people, bear their burdens, and do not betray their confidence. So, discipline yourselves in life and teaching that you preserve the truth, giving no occasion for false security or illusory hope. Witness faithfully in word and deed to all people. Give and receive comfort as you serve within the church. And be of good courage, for God has called you, and your labor in the Lord is not in vain. I’m reminded of the words above from the service of ordination as the COVID-19 crisis continues … and...
  • Italian prelate to Viganò: We would like to ‘accompany your sure steps along the path of truth’

    06/30/2020 4:07:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | June 30, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    Italian prelate to Viganò: We would like to ‘accompany your sure steps along the path of truth’ 'We embrace you, Your Excellency, and as disciples we would like to be able to accompany your sure steps along the path of truth, beauty, and goodness.' June 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, Italian Archbishop Luigi Negri published on his website and on the website of Italian journalist Marco Tosatti a public letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in which he gives him his full support for his “message which seems to me to have aptly expressed the living heart of our ecclesial...
  • Consecration of New Bishop for Archdiocese of Western Europe (Full liturgy appx 3 hrs)

    06/30/2020 12:11:04 PM PDT · by NRx
    YouTube ^ | 06-28-2020 | Cathedral of St. Aleksandre Nevsky
    (ROC) - On June 28, 2020, 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, Metropolitan John of Dubna, head of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in Rue Daru in Paris. Concelebrating with Metropolitan John were Metropolitan Antony of Chersonesus and Western Europe, Archbishop Nestor of Madrid and Lisbon, and Bishop Symeon of Domodedovo, vicar of the Archdiocese of Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition. During the Liturgy Archimandrite Elisée (Germain), rector of the French-speaking community of the Holy Trinity at the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, was consecrated Bishop...
  • Sacrificial Faith on Display

    06/30/2020 7:33:12 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "In the same way was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works, when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? Just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead" (James 2:25-26). True faith willingly makes whatever sacrifices God requires. It's understandable that James would use Abraham as an illustration of living faith—especially to his predominately Jewish readers. Rahab, however, is a different story. She was a Gentile, a prostitute, a liar, and lived in the pagan city of Jericho. How could such a person illustrate true faith? Rahab...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-30-20, OM, The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

    06/29/2020 11:00:09 PM PDT · by Salvation · 23 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-30-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 30 2020 Tuesday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Am 3:1-8; 4:11-12 Hear this word, O children of Israel, that the LORD pronounces over you, over the whole family that I brought up from the land of Egypt:You alone have I favored, more than all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your crimes.Do two walk together unless they have agreed? Does a lion roar in the forest when it has no prey? Does a young lion cry out from its den unless it has seized something? Is a bird...
  • Rev. Robert Sirico: The Church’s ‘anemic response’ to COVID-19 hurts everyone

    06/29/2020 6:16:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Action Institute ^ | June 29, 2020 | Rev. Ben Johnson
    Rev. Robert Sirico: The Church’s ‘anemic response’ to COVID-19 hurts everyone The political response to COVID-19 has created an economic downturn unprecedented since the Great Depression. However, the Church’s “anemic response” has deprived the poor of spiritual solace and the Church of its vocation and vitality, said Acton Institute President and Co-founder Rev. Robert Sirico on a nationally syndicated radio interview.“If we sit back and look at the big message of the Church, it’s, ‘We’re closed. We’ll let you know when we open again.’ And I think that’s very dangerous,” Rev. Sirico said on the June 26 episode of The...
  • Human Suffering And The % Percent % Ratio Of Time To Eternity.

    06/29/2020 3:57:46 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 18 replies
    JAG 5000
    JAG 5000 Writes: The takeaway point of this article is that all human suffering for the Christian will eventually become such a small fraction of our Total Experience that it will be almost non-existent. ____________ Announcment: I will tell you up-front this is going to be a tedious read. You will see why if you keep going. However if you are a Christian, it will make you happy. Especially if you are suffering. Or if someone you LOVE is a Christian who is suffering. Come on. You can do it. Don't quit reading till the end. _________ Let us assume...
  • [Catholic Caucus] A Victory for the Liberty of the Church in the Courts -- But When You Need to Count on the Bishops, Don't

    06/29/2020 12:32:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Ceeli | Dr. John Rao
    [Catholic Caucus] A Victory for the Liberty of the Church in the Courts -- But When You Need to Count on the Bishops, Don't Snatching Defeat From Victory [For background: Judge rules New York churches can reopen in line with businesses.] Chris Ferrara’s victory in the case he represented against the City and State of New York was the first really happy moment I have experienced in these three and one half months of medico-media mayhem. I could not wait to enjoy that victory with my fellow traditionalists at mass the Sunday after the judge’s decision. But once again...
  • Enjoying Friendship with God

    06/29/2020 7:25:18 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, 'And Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness,' and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone" (James 2:21-24). You are a friend of God if you love Him and obey His Word. Can you imagine life without friends—those...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-29-20, SOL, Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles

    06/28/2020 10:22:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-29-20 | Revised New American Bible
    June 29 2020 Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles Reading 1 Acts 12:1-11 In those days, King Herod laid hands upon some members of the Church to harm them. He had James, the brother of John, killed by the sword, and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also. –It was the feast of Unleavened Bread.– He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter thus was being...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pro-Gay Cardinal Tobin Approves Pride Mass

    06/28/2020 12:52:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | January 27, 2020 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Pro-Gay Cardinal Tobin Approves Pride Mass Pro-Gay Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin, USA, allowed the third-annual so-called “LGBT Pride Mass” to occur again at Our Lady of Grace parish in Hoboken, New Jersey, on June 28.The parish is run by the gay activist Father Alexander Santora. Pride is one of the seven deadly sins.At his 2019 Gay Mass, Santora said that the Cardinal not only knew about the event but also blessed it.ChurchMilitant.com reports that a woman complained about the Gay Mass. Tobin responded to her hypocritically, “What can I do about it?”In 2017, Tobin welcomed a group of...
  • MAJOR VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The Merits of the Case

    06/28/2020 12:23:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 26, 2020 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    MAJOR VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The Merits of the Case With the decision in Soos v. Cuomo, federal district Judge Gary L. Sharpe has removed religious gatherings from the virtual ghetto in which Governor Cuomo, his Attorney General and New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio had placed them under Cuomo’s crazy-quilt scheme of executive orders by which he is enforcing his increasingly indefensible, and in many applications patently ridiculous, COVID-19 lockdown. Before this decision, religious gatherings alone were confined to 25% of building capacity while secular businesses, manufacturing facilities, nonprofits, office environments of all kinds and even restaurants with permitted...