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  • Should Christians Use Eugene Peterson's 'The Message' Bible?

    07/17/2017 9:16:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Michael Brown
    In the aftermath of Eugene Peterson's controversial remarks about homosexuality, followed by his retraction, many have asked me if they should still use The Message.My answer to the question remains the same today as it has always been: The Message is not a translation and should not be used as your primary Bible. However, as a very free paraphrase, it is sometimes powerful and brilliant while at other times it is seriously off target.We can get a glimpse of the strengths and weaknesses of The Message by looking at how Dr. Peterson treated a number of key verses dealing with homosexual practice. This...
  • 2017 07 16 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Kicking the Can Down the Road"

    07/16/2017 3:56:22 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | 7/16/17 | John Haller
    2 Timothy 4, written as Paul was facing imminent death, states this, beginning in verse 1: "In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to...
  • Rodney Howar-Browne;The meaning of Spiritual Drunkenness

    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.1 Peter 5:8-9“Drink and get drunk on the “new wine of the Spirit.”” (Rodney Howard-Browne The Toronto Curse, Sydney Allen Hunter, 1996)“I’m just the Holy Ghost bartender,” he informed us. “I just serve the new wine and tell them to come drink.” (“An Evening with Rodney Howard-Browne” (from the Newswatch column of the Christian Research Journal, Winter 1995, page 43)...
  • Rodney Howard Browne;The heretic Who Laid Hands On The President

    Rodney Howard Browne, The Heretic Who Laid hands On Trump… I was heartened the other day when I read that the President of the United States took time out of his busy schedule to allow an “Evangelical Minister” to lay hands on Him and pray. He needs prayer, and the support of the evangelical church, as much as possible. But then my joy turned to angst when I read further, that the “evangelical minister” who prayed for Trump, was in fact a spiritually dangerous counterfeit, a purveyor of false doctrine and gnostic, experience based spirituality named Rodney Howard Browne. I...
  • Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service

    06/29/2017 11:47:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    LiifeSite News ^ | June 29, 2017 | Pete Baklinski
    Archbishop Martin Currie Pete Baklinski Follow Pete Share on Facebook 26 Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 15 Share via Email Print this Page NewsCatholic Church, HomosexualityThu Jun 29, 2017 - 10:00 am EST Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service Pete Baklinski Follow Pete catholic , gay pride , homosexuality , martin currie ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, June 29, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A Canadian Catholic archdiocese has announced in its bulletin that a pro-homosexual “Pride … multi-faith service” will take place next month at a Catholic retreat center run by religious sisters within the archdiocese.  A priest in...
  • Cardinal Lacroix: "Pope Francis is a prophet. He is taking the Church where he has to be"

    06/26/2017 10:29:55 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    Religion Digital ^ | June 25, 2017 | Cameron Doody
    ( Cameron Doody ) .- "Pope Francis is a prophet, he is bringing the Church where he has to be, he is purifying the Church." The Cardinal Archbishop of Quebec, Gérald Lacroix, bets so strongly on the figure of Pope Bergoglio. A man who is changing the Church "forever" , creating from it "a new world". Speaking to America after the ad limina visit last month of the Canadian Bishops, Lacroix explained that the current Pope has put his pontificate firmly in the footsteps of Vatican II. The Council "did many jobs, changed many things, and now Francis is taking...
  • The Last Great Apostasy...the West in prophecy pt 7

    Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so...
  • How Does Growing Apostasy Prove That Christians Are Getting Closer to the Truth?

    06/19/2017 4:59:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Michael Brown
    There’s a bizarre argument I’m hearing these days which basically goes like this. “Look at how many churches are embracing homosexual practice. This proves we’re getting closer to the truth.” To the contrary, all it proves is that more and more churches are apostatizing. The logic behind this argument is as wrongheaded as it is unbiblical. First, to argue that greater acceptance of homosexuality by churches is proof of spiritual growth is like arguing that greater acceptance of obesity by doctors is a proof of medical progress. The reverse is actually true. Second, the Bible often warns us against compromise...
  • This Vatican adviser is moving Catholics toward LGBT inclusion

    06/06/2017 3:53:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 43 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jonathan Merritt
    In 1992, the Vatican under Pope John Paul II published the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which stated, among many other things, that “homosexual tendencies” are “objectively disordered.” One of the principal theologians who shaped the document was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who would succeed John Paul II as Pope Benedict XVI. He too would take a hard-line stance against homosexuality. Two decades later, Pope Francis has signaled what many believe to be a softening on the matter.In 2013, when asked about gay priests, he famously replied, “Who am I to judge?” He has continued to call for the Catholic Church to treat LGBT people with dignity and...
  • Great Post: Remaining Faithful in the Age of Francis [Catholic Caucus]

    06/01/2017 4:58:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Blog for Dallas Area Cahtolics ^ | June 1, 2017 | Tantumblogo / Mundabore
    Thanks to reader T for sending me this link.  I have so little time to read many blogs like I used to.  But below I excerpt (too much) what I believe to be a very helpful and insightful post from Mundabor on how to remain faithful in an age of extreme rebellion and sabotage against the Faith, even by those given great influential offices and responsibilities in the Church.  Mundabor says to share this info, so I copy the most relevant parts, but please click on the link so he knows it is being widely read. And away we go (my...
  • Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church as Pastor Prays to Allah

    05/24/2017 12:32:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 49 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | May 16, 2017 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church. "It's open faith; we're brothers," Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina's News & Observer. The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area. When they opened on Saturday, Christian clergy, including Pastor Jim Melnyk of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, participated in the ceremony. Other pastors from Methodist and Baptist congregations were also present. "I see it as an important statement of community, that we take each other's faiths seriously," Melnyk says....
  • Schneider: the Catholic family is the first bulwark against the current great apostasy[Cath Caucus]

    05/21/2017 8:00:44 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Voice of the Family ^ | May 19, 2017 | Bishop Athanasius Schneider
    This address was delivered by His Excellency Bishop Athanasius Schneider, auxiliary bishop of Astana in Kazakhstan, on 19 May 2017 at the fourth annual Rome Life Forum, which is organised by Voice of the Family. The family has been created immediately by God, so the Magisterium of the Church teaches us (cf. Pius XI., Encyclical Divini illius magistri, 12). Pope Leo XIII says in his magisterial encyclical on marriage and family: “Marriage has God for its Author, and was from the very beginning a kind of foreshadowing of the Incarnation of His Son; and therefore there abides in it something holy...
  • Church of Scotland Expected to Back Same-Sex Marriage

    05/20/2017 5:21:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/20/17
    The Church of Scotland is preparing to take a significant step towards same-sex marriage. The Kirk's General Assembly - gathering in Edinburgh - will be asked to approve more work on how such weddings could take place in church. Equal marriage remains a divisive issue within the church. Since 2014, Scotland has allowed same-sex couples to marry but individual church traditions can each decide whether to participate. A report on the issue prepared for the General Assembly invited the church to take stock of its history of discrimination against gay people and to apologise "individually and corporately". Moderator Designate the...
  • Evangelical Apologist Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy

    04/10/2017 6:40:46 PM PDT · by fishtank · 889 replies
    religiousresearcher.org ^ | 4-10-2017 | Rob Bowman
    Evangelical Apologist Hank Hanegraaff Converts to Eastern Orthodoxy Posted by: Rob Bowman On Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017, Hank Hanegraaff formally joined the Orthodox Church. Since 1989 Hanegraaff has been the President of the Christian Research Institute (CRI) and (since ca. 1992) the host of CRI’s Bible Answer Man radio program.[1] Hank, his wife Kathy, and two of their twelve children were inducted by a sacramental rite called chrismation into the Orthodox faith at St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, near where CRI is based. In chrismation, a baptized individual is anointed with oil in order to...
  • Catholic Doctrines ‘No Longer Make Sense’, Says Fr Tony Flannery [Ireland]

    04/01/2017 11:09:53 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 3/30/17 | Patsy McGarry
    People are ‘rejecting [traditional] doctrines as childish fantasies and walking away’Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has questioned traditional Catholic Church teachings on God, Mary and the Trinity, which he said, “no longer make sense to the modern mind, and are being quietly rejected even by people who still attend church”. Some of these doctrines, he said, “are not scripture based” and come from “a time when there was a very different understanding of the world and of humanity”. Fr Flannery, a founder-member of the Association of Catholic Priests, said science has greatly influenced “the way we look at ourselves and...
  • Population controller who says all Catholics are ‘terrorists’ coming to speak at Vatican

    02/10/2017 4:00:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 2/10/17 | Pete Baklinski
    You can imagine my shock as a Catholic when I read a passage from the father of the modern, pro-abortion population control movement where he denounces faithful Catholics as “terrorist[s].”  Here is what pro-abort population controller Dr. Paul Ehrlich in his 2014 book Hope on Earth: A Conversation:  “Thus you have ‘God-fearing’ people trying to maintain their rigid positions, especially trying to control the lives of women. I consider that their rigid opposition to something so basic, so critical to the future of life on Earth, as controlling reproduction to be just as unethical as any major affront to the...
  • Priest Who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

    02/03/2017 9:58:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Daily Trust ^ | Feb 3 2017 | Idris Tawfiq
    Teaching about Islam taught me many things. I enjoyed being a priest helping the people for some years. However, deep inside I was not happy and I felt that there was something not right. Fortunately, and it is God’s will, some events and coincidences in my life led me to Islam. I used to think of Egypt as a country of Pyramids, camels, sand and palm trees. I actually took a charter flight to Hurghada. Shocked to find it similar to some European beaches, I took the first bus to Cairo where I spent the most wonderful week in my...
  • Todd Starnes: Church Won't Mention Trump's Name in Prayers, Fearing Microaggressions

    01/17/2017 1:29:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | January 15, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Parishioners at a California Episcopal church will no longer pray by name for the president of the United States over fears the name "Donald Trump" might trigger microaggressions among sanctified snowflakes. Mike Kinman, the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, broke the news to the congregation in a blog posting that was filled with all sorts of liturgical lunacy.
  • "No Lie Is Of the Truth"...I John pt 19

    And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen (I John 5:19-21)Certain men, rejecting the truth, are introducing among us false stories and vain genealogies, which serve rather to controversies, as the apostle said,25 than to God’s work of building up...
  • AntiChrist Wants To Spiritualize everything...I John pt 17

    Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.( I John 4:1-3)Through a good many popular ministries on television, radio and...