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  • Revelation 17:15-18 (Babylon the city that reigns over the kings of the earth)

    08/17/2019 7:42:38 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 42 replies
    15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over...
  • Sr Lucy, who protested against rape accused Bishop Franco expelled for her 'lifestyle'

    08/18/2019 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The News Minute ^ | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | TNM Staff
    Sister Lucy of Mananthavady Diocese in Wayanad was given two letters prior to this, warning her for her "lifestyle" and for challenging the wrongdoings of the Church. She wrote and published her poems, learnt how to drive, bought a car and even supported the protests against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal. These are Sister Lucy Kalappura’s crimes according to the Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC), for which she has been dismissed from the congregation on Monday. Superior General of FCC, Ann Joseph, issued the letter, dated August 5, to Sister Lucy, stating that she "did not show the needed remorse and...
  • VA State Board Accuses Realtor of Violating Fair Housing Laws Due to Christian Messages, Bible Verse

    08/16/2019 3:20:07 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    CBNNews ^ | 08/16/2019 | Dale Hurd
    A Christian realtor in Virginia is suing the state real estate board after it charged her with violating fair housing laws by putting the Bible verse John 3:16 on her website, and using phrases like "Jesus loves you" in her email signatures. This began when the Virginia Real Estate Board filed a complaint against realtor Hadassah Carter, saying that because she's using religious speech, she could make someone feel discriminated against. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed a lawsuit on Carter's behalf, charging the state board with violating her First Amendment rights and calling this "an...
  • You Keep on Using That Word

    08/16/2019 12:49:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Table Talk Magazine ^ | 8/16/19 | Matthew Miller
    If you’ve seen the classic 1987 movie The Princess Bride, you can’t fail to remember the word inconceivable. The brainy Sicilian, Vizzini, overuses the word as he, Fezzik, and Inigo Montoya, stealing away with Princess Buttercup, find themselves pursued by a mysterious Man in Black. Time and again, the Man in Black overcomes obstacles to close the distance, and each time Vizzini exclaims to himself, “Inconceivable!” Eventually, Inigo Montoya objects in his heavy accent: “You keep on using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” I worry that the same could be said of...
  • 'A heavy lift': Religious black voters weigh Buttigieg's bid

    08/16/2019 9:31:31 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 48 replies
    AP / Yahoo News and the Church at Laodicea ^ | August 16, 2019 | MEG KINNARD ,Associated Press
    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Darby, a South Carolina pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, pondered a sensitive question that he knew was on the mind of his congregation. Would black voters be able to reconcile their conservative religious doctrine with voting for a gay candidate for president? "It's a heavy lift in the black church," says Darby, who is also a Charleston-area NAACP leader. "Just as nobody who is racist likes to say, 'I'm a racist,' nobody who is homophobic in the black community likes to say, 'I'm homophobic.'" .... "I'm interested to see how Buttigieg is going...
  • Sen. and Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao uses Bible to back death penalty in Philippines Senate debate

    08/14/2019 7:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2019 | Jeannie Law
    On the heels of his recent victory in the ring, professional boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao recently used the Bible to defend his pro-death penalty position in a senate hearing. Pacquiao’s defeat over boxer Keith Thurman in July was followed by a different battle Wednesday as a member of the Philippines Senate. He used his first Senate speech to argue for capital punishment, proclaiming it lawful and moral “especially in the eyes of God.” “When the government punishes, it’s not an individual act. That’s approved by God. That’s what the Bible says,” Pacquiao said, according to South China Morning Post....
  • The Lifted Veil

    08/13/2019 12:59:53 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 19 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 8-12-2019 | Gary
    Prepare yourselves dear friends for this will be the most somber article I've ever written.  This may challenge and stretch you.  It may make you uncomfortable and your stomach twist, but you need to hear it—if not for yourself, then for those you know who are far from God.  I have called upon the LORD to give me the words to say and I have faith He will. No ears will be tickled with this article, but there is certainly hope for those who believe. I pray that God will give me His words and that through His words we...
  • Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site (Act Surprised)

    08/11/2019 11:25:09 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    AP ^ | yesterday (hey that's what it said) so 8/11/2019 | By ILAN BEN ZION
    1 of 16 Israeli police clashes with Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug 11, 2019. Clashes have erupted between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean) JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and...
  • Should We Use Eugene Peterson's, 'The Message' Bible?

    08/11/2019 10:21:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 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...
  • Foxes Seen at Temple Mount: Prophetic Proof Jerusalem Returning to Former Glory

    08/08/2019 10:22:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | August 7, 2019 , 12:35 pm | By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Catch us the foxes, The little foxes That ruin the vineyards— For our vineyard is in blossom. (Song of Songs 2:15) =========================================================== In a graphic materialization of the prophecy in Zechariah as explained in the Talmud, foxes are now being seen playing at the Temple Mount. It was reported in The Yeshiva World that visitors to the area have observed the group of about a dozen foxes in the southwestern area of the Western Wall for the last three days in the early hours of the day. This precise scenario was discussed in the Talmud (Makkot 24b). Rabban Gamliel, Rabbi...
  • Archaeology, genetics confirm Bible story of Philistines' origins

    08/05/2019 9:16:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/05/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    Between 1997 and 2016, researchers at an excavation near Ashkelon in Israel examined the remains of more than one hundred humans, remains that dated from the 12th to 6th centuries before Christ. The researchers hoped to find human DNA in order to answer an old question: Who were the Philistines? Where did they come from? As it turns out, the Philistines were exactly who the Bible says they were, and they came from where the Bible says they did. Amos 9 speaks of God bringing up the Philistines from Caphtor, just as he brought Israel out of Egypt. Deuteronomy 2...
  • Rightly Dividing Wrongly

    07/30/2019 11:15:16 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 2 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/29/19 | Gary
    God's progressive process of redeeming the world has been done through covenants and dispensations.  These terms somewhat overlap, though not always.  You can generally find various Christian denominations, sects, and theological systems somewhere along a continuum from intellectual legalism on one extreme and behavior legalism on the other.  And placing too much emphasis on either covenants or dispensations can lead one away from the solid middle ground and into one of these two forms of legalism.  This closely mirrors other articles in which I've written about how the same demons of the early Church still haunt us today, specifically...
  • The One Thing Christians Dare Not Abandon

    07/28/2019 5:00:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | July 11, 2018 | John S. Dickerson
    The foundational rupture in the tectonic plates of Western civilization is the breakage along the fault line of truth. The very concept of truth as we have known and inherited it is a Judeo-Christian concept. Germany became a post-Christian nation after its seminaries and universities rejected the Scriptures as God’s perfect, revealed truth. The United States has become a post-Christian nation after its best seminaries and universities—founded as teaching centers for the Word of God—rejected Scripture as God’s perfect, revealed truth. As American culture drifts further and further from anything Christian, the pressure to abandon the authority of the Bible...
  • Google Restricted Access to a Video on the Ten Commandments (And That's Not All)

    07/23/2019 2:07:11 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 13 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 7/23/2019 | Dennis Prager
    Last week, at the invitation of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, I spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Google’s having placed more than 60 Prager University videos on its restricted list. ast week, at the invitation of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, I spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Google’s having placed more than 60 Prager University videos on its restricted list. Any family that filters out pornography and violence cannot see those particular videos on YouTube (which is owned by Google); nor can any school or library. This statement is as much about what I and PragerU stand for...
  • Koran Read-Through: Debunking The First 2 Chapters of the Worst Book In History

    07/18/2019 10:22:08 AM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/18/19 | Gerard Perry
    I go over the first 2 chapters of The Koran, explaining their historical and scriptural errors, and how Islam can not be reconciled with a belief in the Living God. Also, respond to fallacious Muslim apologetics.
  • How going cashless allows Big Brother to spy on your every move: (trunc)

    07/14/2019 11:03:35 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 112 replies
    DailyMail.Com News ^ | By Ian Birrell In Sweden For The Mail On Sunday | Published: 19:22 EDT, 13 July 2019 | Updated: 22:36 EDT, 13 July 2019
    Gustaf can remember the precise date when he last used cash. 'It was October 7 last year,' he told me without hesitancy. 'I found an old note that I had forgotten about and used it to buy some sweets.' Like many others at his university in Gothenburg, Sweden, Gustaf relies on cards and smartphones to spend money. 'None of us use cash – you just don't need it these days,' he said. Card only: Sweden has become a cashless society so shoppers have switched to cards and smartphones But there is one problem – a big one. The 20-year-old computer...
  • The Darkness and Light are both Alike to Thee (Psalm 139)

    07/13/2019 4:45:27 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 4 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | July 13, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    The Darkness and Light are both Alike to Thee By Philip Cottraux Psalm 139:1: O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. You can’t hide anything from God. This can be both terrifying and comforting. For the last blog, I examined the 34th Psalm, which David wrote while on the run for his life from Saul. He and his men lived as fugitives in the wilderness every day for ten years. Think of how many nights he cried out to God for it to end, to no response. Yet he still had the faith to say they that seek...
  • Archaeologists announce discovery of the biblical city of Ziklag

    07/10/2019 9:29:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2019 | JNS World News
    (JNS) The Israeli Antiquities Authority, Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia, have announced the discovery of what they believe is the biblical city of Ziklag, the Philistine city in which according to the Bible the young David took refuge from King Saul. Ziklag is mentioned in the Bible multiple times in relationship to David, who the Bible states received sanctuary in the city along with his army, with the permission of Achish, King of Gat. The site is also believed to be the place from which David left to journey to Hebron, where he was anointed...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/9/19)[Prayer]

    07/09/2019 6:46:05 AM PDT · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/9/19 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (Old Testament) 1 Kings 22 Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab 22 For three years there was no war between Aram and Israel. 2 But in the third year Jehoshaphat king of Judah went down to see the king of Israel. 3 The king of Israel had said to his officials, “Don’t you know that Ramoth Gilead belongs to us and yet we are doing nothing to retake it from the king of Aram?” 4 So he asked Jehoshaphat, “Will you go with me to fight against Ramoth Gilead?” Jehoshaphat replied to the king of Israel, “I am as...
  • Proclaim Liberty: How the Hebrew Bible Molded America

    07/08/2019 12:02:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Boston Globe via Aish Israel ^ | July 7, 2019 | Jeff Jacoby
    The Continental Congress in Philadelphia approved the final text of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July, but it wasn't until July 8, 1776 that the historic document had been printed and could be publicly read. From the tower at Independence Hall the great bell rang out, summoning citizens to hear the new nation's proclamation of sovereignty. What we know today as the Liberty Bell had not yet acquired its iconic crack. But its noteworthy inscription was plain to see: "Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants Thereof." Those words hadn't been drafted by one...