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  • The Bible and Immigration

    09/01/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    People are tempted to blur moral lines when it comes to feel-good things like immigration. Last year, President Obama wanted us to support his views so desperately he pulled the Christianity card out of his back pocket, attempting to tie a moral equivalent to his immigration policies and the Mary and Joseph story. Obama's version included a made-up scripture: "The good book says don't throw stones in glass houses" and a couple other choice misquotes. It would be swell to allow every Tom, Dick or Harry into the U.S., or any Mohamud, Osman, and Abil -- in the case of...
  • Slain Christian's head allegedly bashed by Muslim 'refugees'

    08/27/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who had...
  • Christian man allegedly killed by 3 Muslim immigrants in Maine...

    08/26/2015 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Leo Homan
    program. A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who...
  • Black Lives Don't Matter: No Lives Matter When Life Is Not Sacred

    08/26/2015 8:26:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | Star Parker
    Video number eight from the Center for Medical Progress has been released, containing segments of material from its previous seven videos, depicting Planned Parenthood's gruesome commerce in infant body parts. This includes commerce in intact cadavers. One segment shows an executive of one of its client firms laughing about it. This latest video has provoked a new round of demonstrations by thousands across the nation to continue to raise awareness about the sickening, inhumane, and yes, uncivilized behavior that is tolerated in our nation. And even more unbelievably, that taxpayer funds (more than $500 million dollars annually) are funneled...
  • Donald Trump Compares Himself to Billy Graham; Says 'My Favorite Book Is the Bible'

    08/24/2015 2:08:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/23/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump looked at the crowd gathered for his rally at a 40,000-seat college football stadium in Mobile, Alabama, saying he now knows how evangelist Billy Graham felt. He also said the book he likes the most is the Bible. "I know how Billy Graham felt," Trump, a billionaire businessman, said, apparently jokingly, as he began his speech at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Trump also said, "What's my favorite book? The Bible! The Bible. ... We take the Bible all the way," according to The Washington Post's national political reporter Robert Costa, who tweeted the Republican candidate's remarks. Anticipating...
  • Denver City Council halts Chick-fil-A’s airport operation because its owners believe the Bible

    08/24/2015 6:21:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism. Forcing you to bake a gay wedding cake is just the start. The gay marriage fascists are pretty resourceful when it comes to using the power of government to enforce their orthodoxy. And by the way, this is one of the less-discussed problems with the perpetual expansion of government into everything. If you can’t do business without government contracts, or without tax exemptions, you inevitably empower someone in the political realm to judge your worthiness to be in business at all. When the Denver City Council chooses a concessionaire for the Denver International Airport, the decision is supposed to...
  • Lord, Keep Your Arm Around My Shoulder and Your Hand Over My Mouth!... on Common Sins of Speech

    08/20/2015 7:24:47 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-19-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Lord, Keep Your Arm Around My Shoulder and Your Hand Over My Mouth! A Reflection on Common Sins of Speech Msgr. Charles Pope • August 19, 2015 • One of the greatest gifts given to the human person is the capacity to speak. It is also one of our greatest weaknesses. The Book of James says,We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what he says is perfect, able to keep his whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, and thus we can turn...
  • The real apocalyptic doomsdayers (end goal of ensuring Americans 'live in constant fear')

    08/17/2015 10:26:43 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND ^ | August 16, 2015 | Joseph Farah
    Because of my unshakable belief in the Bible and its uncanny track record of predictions of future events, I have been accused of being an apocalyptic doomsdayer. It’s not accurate, because I see a glorious future for planet Earth – the restoration of all things including complete justice and real world peace. What I found remarkable today is that secular people, atheists, agnostics and materialists seem to be the real doomsdayers in our world. It was just about a year ago that Noam Chomsky, all of the above plus a radical left-wing idealist, wrote that the world was facing imminent...
  • Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training

    08/10/2015 1:31:35 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 10, 2015 | By Adam Kredo
    Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA’s Open Source Center. The two Russian ships docked in Iran’s Anzali port on Sunday and will hold “joint naval exercises during the three-day stay of the warships in Iran,” according to a Persian-language report in Iran’s state-controlled Fars News Agency. “The [Russian] warships, Volgodonsk and Makhachkala docked in Anzali Port [near the Caspian Sea], in the fourth naval zone, on the afternoon of 9 August,” the report says. The war exercises come just...
  • T.D. Jakes Comes Out for ‘Gay Marriage’ [Matthew 13 - Great Last Days Bundling]

    08/09/2015 9:28:17 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 48 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 8/7/2015 | Heather Clark
    Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving.” During an interview with the Huffington Post on Monday, Jakes was asked by a viewer if he believes that homosexuals and the black church can co-exist. “Absolutely… I think it is going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” he replied. “And I think that to speak that...
  • Archaeologists Unearth Another Impressive Biblical Find

    08/06/2015 8:46:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/06/2015 | Chris Queen
    Science continues to prove the Bible on a regular basis. This time, archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have uncovered what appears to be the hometown of the giant Goliath. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot.The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation,...
  • Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered

    08/05/2015 2:42:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 4, 2015 | Tia Ghose, Senior Writer
    A massive gate unearthed in Israel may have marked the entrance to a biblical city that, at its heyday, was the biggest metropolis in the region. The town, called Gath, was occupied until the ninth century B.C. In biblical accounts, the Philistines — the mortal enemies of the Israelites — ruled the city. The Old Testament also describes Gath as the home of Goliath, the giant warrior whom the Israelite King David felled with a slingshot. The new findings reveal just how impressive the ancient Philistine city once was, said lead archaeologist of the current excavation, Aren Maeir, of Bar-Ilan...
  • Archaeologists discover humongous gate in Goliath's hometown

    08/04/2015 6:12:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    MSN.com ^ | August 3, 2015 | Nico Lauricella
    Archaeologists at Israel's Bar-Ilan University announced on Monday the discovery of a massive gate and other fortifications in the ruins of Gath, the hometown of the Bible's Goliath. The ancient gate is one of the largest ever discovered in Israel and evidence of the Philistine city's power in the 10th and ninth centuries B.C.E, head archaeologist Professor Aren Maeir says. It even made a brief appearance in the Bible when David, Goliath's slayer and future king of Israel, "acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard."
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase [Proverbs 22:6]

    08/01/2015 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Victor Skinner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement that’s grown by 62 percent in the last decade. The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage that’s increased significantly for a variety of reasons. “The first...
  • Poland then. Britain now. (defending Church teachings poses new risks in Western countries today)

    07/28/2015 2:21:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 27, 2015 | Joanna Bogle
    Thirty years ago, bringing Catholic literature into Communist Poland could get you into trouble. Strangely—scarily—defending Church teachings can pose new risks in Western countries today. People place candles in Pilsudski Square to mark the fourth anniversary of the death of Pope John Paul II April 2, 2009 in Warsaw, Poland. (CNS photo/Peter Andrews, Reuters) “You will be frightened,” Alex warned, “and you will sweat. So wrap the paper in a bit of plastic, cut from a plastic bag, before rolling it up and pinning it inside your clothes.” This was useful advice, because when we stood at Warsaw Airport with...
  • Why Israel is treated so poorly by other nations and the media

    07/28/2015 8:54:24 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 8 replies
    Jpost | 7/28 | Justin Amler
    Article written by: Justin Amler is a South African born, Melbourne based writer who has lived in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. Such is the truth about the way Israel is looked upon by the nations of the world - Read below: Israel does not have a right to defend itself. It has no right to protect its people. It has no right to freedom and it has no right to peace. It has no right to build houses. It has no right to use its water resources, and it has no right to grow crops. It also has...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Discover 3,000-Year-Old Jar With Inscription of Name From the Bible

    07/27/2015 8:05:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/27/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    Archaeologists in Israel have found a rare inscription of the name of an apparently influential person from the time of King David, a name that is also mentioned in the Bible, according to Israel Antiquities Authority. Archaeologists have discovered a 3,000-year-old large ceramic jar with the inscription of the name "Eshbaal Ben Beda," The Associated Press reported Sunday. The Old Testament book of 1 Chronicles in 8:33 and 9:39 identifies the fourth son of Saul as Eshbaal, also written as as Ish-bosheth. "Ner was the father of Kish, Kish the father of Saul, and Saul the father of Jonathan, Malki-Shua,...
  • The Meaning of Life

    07/27/2015 4:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I suppose it’s a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isn’t that something old farts say? The aftermath from the previous night’s whirlwind revelry had become all too familiar. Friends had come and friends had gone. My tiny, one bedroom apartment in Thornton, Colorado, was, once again, strewn with empty beer bottles and soggy cigarette butts that lay decomposing in makeshift ashtray tombs. The pungent pong of stale beer and cheap tobacco turned my stomach as I, having just roused at the crack of noon and suffering the hangover...
  • How Does A Heart Hardened?

    07/24/2015 9:32:18 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 41 replies
    Growing Up In The Word ^ | 07/25/15 | James Trent
    A hardened heart is unnatural. Sadly many of God's children are walking around with hearts so hardened that they are unable to experience intimacy with God, themselves or others. Since we were created for connection and relationship with God first then others, a hardened heart will cause us to live isolated and withdrawn never truly experiencing the joy, peace, love and the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. How does a heart hardened? A prolonged struggle. Perhaps you have grown weary in the trial even blaming God for not changing the circumstances. Maybe you have a deep wound,...
  • Would you buy an audio Bible recorded by Michael Savage?

    07/22/2015 2:50:15 PM PDT · by fishtank · 47 replies
    I would love to have an audio Bible recorded by Michael Savage. How about anyone else here?
  • Biblical Text from 500 A.D. Deciphered from Charred Scroll

    07/21/2015 8:17:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    Discovery ^ | Jul 20, 2015 06:06 PM ET // by | Rossella Lorenzi
    Virtual unwrapping software has revealed verses from the Book of Leviticus in a charred parchment scroll, making it the oldest biblical text after the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. Found 45 years ago inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi, on the western shore of the Dead Sea, the 2.7-inch scroll was dated by C14 analysis to about 500 AD. “This is the first time in any archaeological excavation that a Torah scroll was found in a synagogue, particularly inside a Holy Ark,” the IAA said in a statement. ... To...
  • Christian Elected Party Leader – Media Freak Out [UK]

    07/19/2015 6:29:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/15 | Nick Hallet
    One news event that may have passed most people by last week was the election of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats.The party, which was once Britain’s third largest, was decimated in May’s General Election, losing all but eight of its 57 seats, completing a brutal period of decline while it was in government alongside the Conservatives. The inquisition began the morning after Farron’s election when the BBC’s John Humphreys asked him if he would “seek advice from God when it came to making important policy decisions”. Farron accused Humphreys of focusing on “the shocking revelation that a...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of “equality,” “justice,” “fairness,” and “non-discrimination.” And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by “not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years.” But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • Student Told by Professor to Remove Bible Reference From Assignment Considers Legal Action

    07/17/2015 9:22:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    An 18-year-old student from an academic institution in Wisconsin has accused a professor of forcing her to omit references to the Bible for a class assignment. University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County Professor Annette Kuhlman is guilty of religious discrimination for not allowing biblical references in a sociology project, student Rachel Langeberg claims. Liberty Counsel, a conservative legal firm with offices in Florida and Washington, D.C., is giving legal aid to Langeberg. Richard Mast, litigation counsel with LC, told The Christian Post that his organization sent a letter of concern to the University last month and sent another Thursday afternoon. "This is...
  • Iran Deal - PEACE AND SECURITY (Oh, no, another Vanity)

    07/16/2015 3:53:09 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    s3.amazonaws.com ^ | Vienna, 14 July 2015 | The Iran Deal Authors
    They anticipate that full implementation of this JCPOA will po sitively contribute to regional and international peace and security. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons.
  • ACLJ & Key Members Of Congress Urge Armed Services Appeals Court To Hear Religious Liberty Case

    07/14/2015 10:56:32 AM PDT · by epow · 3 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 7/11/15 | Laura Hernandez
    We are fighting back. Today, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to grant review in a major religious liberty case, United States v. Sterling. In Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling’s case, the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals held that the Marines could order Sterling to remove a Bible verse that she had posted in her work station. Sterling, a devout Christian, posted Isaiah 54:17 (“no weapon formed against you shall prosper”) in three places around her work station. Our amicus brief, filed on behalf of...
  • The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches [Amos 8]

    07/14/2015 10:23:39 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 6/1/2015 | Ed Stetzer
    When was the last time you read a book? For almost 1 in 4 of us, it was more than a year ago, according to Pew Research. That's three times the number who didn't read a book in 1978. In America, we have a literacy problem. But more concerning to me, we have a biblical literacy problem. Americans, including churchgoers, aren't reading much of any book, including the Good Book. Christians claim to believe the Bible is God's Word. We claim it's God's divinely inspired, inerrant message to us. Yet despite this, we aren't reading it. A recent LifeWay Research...
  • It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

    07/14/2015 7:54:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-13-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy Msgr. Charles Pope • July 13, 2015 Given cultural trends and recent court decisions to redefine marriage, the move to accept and legalize polygamy and polyandry has intensified. For example, an essay at Politico declares, “It’s time to legalize polygamy.” Another article at Slate Magazine is entitled “Legalize polygamy.”Some are already coining the term “trouple” or “throuple” to describe “marriages” of three people (of any combination of sexes).Such moves are not unexpected and are sure to beginning coming through the courts and legislatures soon. Clearly, the Catholic...
  • Official Israel virtually unanimous in denouncing 'historic surrender' to Iran

    07/14/2015 1:28:39 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 58 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3:38 AM EDT | HERB KEINON
    The nuclear accord agreed upon in Vienna is a “historical capitulation of the West to the axis of evil led by Iran,” Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Tuesday morning. Hotovely issued her statement on the accord before it was formally announced. The short term ramifications of the accord are “very grave,” she said, adding that Iran will continue to spread terror around the globe, continue to destabilize the region, and take a giant step toward becoming a threshold nuclear state. “Israel will use all its diplomatic means to try and prevent the confirmation of the agreement,” she said, in...
  • Netanyahu says Iran nuclear deal 'a bad mistake of historic proportions'

    07/14/2015 1:25:06 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 65 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4:08 AM EDT
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the agreement reached on Tuesday by Iran and major world powers on Tehran's nuclear program as a historic mistake and said he would do what he could to block Iran's nuclear ambitions. "Iran is going to receive a sure path to nuclear weapons. Many of the restrictions that were supposed to prevent it from getting there will be lifted," Netanyahu said at the start of a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders in Jerusalem. "Iran will get a jackpot, a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars, which will enable it to continue...
  • Obama-Netanyahu clash over Iran puts Israel in lose-lose situation (Haaretz’s defeatist attitude)

    07/13/2015 2:59:05 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jul. 13, 2015 | 10:22 PM | Chemi Shalev
    Obama and his advisers would probably rather die than see Netanyahu and his allies in Congress and Las Vegas emerge victorious with wide smiles on their faces. The problem is that, just like Netanyahu, Republicans often allow their antipathy towards Obama to cloud their judgment, causing them to bite off more than they can chew. Just as Netanyahu’s speech to Congress in March brought many straying Democrats back to the fold, a coordinated GOP onslaught on Iran could backfire, uniting the party behind Obama and deterring even those Democrats who don’t like the Iran deal or are wary of their...
  • Iran Talks Continue as Fourth Deadline Is Blown (no end in sight 2 weeks after June 30 deadline)

    07/13/2015 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    VOA ^ | July 13, 2015 7:39 PM | Victoria Macchi
    VIENNA— The fourth deadline in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program has passed, with no announcement of a deal from any of the countries involved in the talks. The P5+1 group of countries brokering the agreement with Tehran began a new meeting shortly after midnight at the Palais Coburg. The American diplomatic delegation in the Austrian capital divulged little information throughout the day, but back in Washington Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said “genuine progress” had been made, although several issues remained under review. He added that negotiators would remain at the table as long as the discussions between Iran...
  • Homosexual Sues Bible Publisher Because Bible Is Homophobic

    07/10/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Homophobic Everyone knew that the Supremes’ obscene gay marriage decree would lead to churches being sued for not betraying their faith with sacrilegious parodies of wedding ceremonies. But this enterprising homofascist decided to cut to the chase and go right after the Bible: A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. According to the Christian Post, ex-con turned author Bradley LaShawn Fowler filed the federal suit in the...
  • Condemnation and Execution of John Hus [600 years ago today]

    07/06/2015 2:23:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    The condemnation took place on July 6, 1415, in the presence of the solemn assembly of the council in the cathedral. After the performance of high mass and liturgy, Hus was led into the church. The bishop of Lodi delivered an oration on the duty of eradicating heresy; then some theses of Hus and Wycliffe and a report of his trial were read. He protested loudly several times, and when his appeal to Christ was rejected as a condemnable heresy, he exclaimed, "O God and Lord, now the council condemns even thine own act and thine own law as heresy,...
  • NBC Cancels A.D., The Bible Continues (may live elsewhere)

    07/06/2015 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 60 replies
    NBC has canceled A.D. The Bible Continues after just one season, Deadline reports. The miniseries, created by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, was a follow-up to their record-breaking miniseries The Bible, and chronicled the early days of modern Christianity. A.D., which premiered on Easter, was positioned as an event series at NBC, but Downey, Burnett and the network had indicated that subsequent seasons were part of the plan. It's possible that the show will continue on another platform
  • Why Does Torah Law Allow Polygamy?

    07/04/2015 2:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Chabad ^ | June 27, 2015 | Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, senior editor
    Just to magnify your question somewhat, you’ll note that Torah presents the original paradigm of marriage—that of Adam and Eve—as monogamous. Furthermore, virtually every instance of polygamy recounted in the Torah is related directly by the narrative to some sort of calamity—whether strife between competing wives, as was the case with Hannah and Peninah,1 or between rivaling half-siblings, e.g. Jacob’s2 and King David’s sons.3 Even the very verse4 in which the Torah provides a green light for polygamy frames it within an undesirable circumstance: “If a man will have two wives, one beloved and the other hated . . .”...
  • What does the term “Ichabod” mean in the Bible?

    06/29/2015 10:36:41 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    Gotquestions.org ^ | none listed | none credited
    Question: "What does the term 'Ichabod' mean in the Bible?" Answer: The term Ichabod is found in two places in the Bible,1 Samuel 4:21 and 14:3. Ichabod was the son of Phinehas and the grandson of Eli, the priest of the Lord in Shiloh. The sad story of Eli and his two wayward sons, Phinehas and Hophni, is found in 1 Samuel, chapters 2 and 4. Hophni and Phinehas died in battle with the Philistines who captured the Ark of the Covenant and took it away from Israel. Upon hearing this terrible news, Eli fell backward off his chair and...
  • Turkey 'planning to invade Syria'

    06/29/2015 7:44:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 91 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | Richard Spencer
    Turkey has sent shock waves through the Middle East by preparing plans to send troops into Syria for the first time, turning the civil war into an international conflict on Europe’s borders. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised a change in the rules of engagement agreed by the Turkish parliament to allow the army to strike at Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), as well as the Assad regime, according to local newspapers. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and against Isil, but Mr Erdogan has also suggested that the main target of the...
  • OBAMA: WE NEED TO HELP PEOPLE OVERCOME THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS

    06/29/2015 5:55:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 95 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | June 28, 2015 | Staff
    Speaking in the Rose Garden shortly after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage was announced, Obama stated that the progressives in society needs to ‘help’ those with deeply held religious beliefs overcome their convictions. “Opposition in some cases has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs,” Obama said. “All of us who welcome today’s news should be mindful of that fact. Recognize different viewpoints. Revere our deep commitment to religious freedom.” “Sometimes there are days like this when that slow and steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt,” Obama said. Although the progress might...
  • A detailed explanation of why Christians don’t accept gay marriage

    06/29/2015 12:24:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    For those genuinely interested in understanding Given the nature of the discussion following the gay marriage ruling last week, one thing that’s clear to me as a Christian who opposes gay marriage is that very few secular people - and sadly, by no means all Christians - really understand why Christians take the position we do. That’s why there is so much being said that doesn’t really reflect what Christians think. Some say we hate or we judge. Others say we are against love. Some think we’re threatened by homosexuals. Some think we object too vociferously because we secretly want...
  • Biblical slavery

    06/27/2015 9:07:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 102 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 6-10-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Biblical slavery Question: A person I know, hostile to Church teaching, dismisses the Bible as a moral source because it approved of slavery. How can this be answered? M Taylor, via email Answer: Slavery in biblical times tended to be an alternative to the more modern tendency of incarcerating people for long periods in prisons. People were generally enslaved for three reasons: They had debts they could not pay, they were guilty of certain crimes, or they had been soldiers who had waged war against the Roman Empire. Slavery was sometimes for the duration of one’s life, but might not...
  • 5 Reasons the Catholic Church is the True Church

    06/25/2015 7:00:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Amelia Monroe Carlson
    There are many reasons the Roman Catholic Church is the true Church of Jesus Christ, however, some of those reasons are necessary for discussions with those outside the Catholic Church. Jesus prayed for unity of believers and unity begins with understanding. The understanding of the Church’s beliefs is essential in working toward that unity. Here are some key reasons to keep in mind when speaking to non-Catholics: 1.) Authority- Jesus gave specific instructions regarding dealing with members of the Church who were in sin. Matthew 18:15-18 says “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between...
  • The Purchasing, Manufacturing, And Selling Of Firearms And Weapon Is Completely Biblical

    06/24/2015 8:10:13 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 06/23/2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    ...One thing that I wish from Pope Francis is that he be more emphatic in his statements, and be more specific as to whether or not all weapons manufacturers are evil, or that only the ones who profit from evil are placing their souls in jeopardy. I doubt Francis himself takes the former position, since he is constantly surrounded by very tough Swiss Guardsmen who are all armed....All of the guns that the Swiss Guard uses are manufactured, and I doubt that Francis is condemning these manufacturers. Lets not forget that not too long ago the Vatican was pushing for...
  • Rabbi and Talmidin

    06/22/2015 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    unknown ^ | That the World May Know | Ray Vander Laan
    The people of Galilee were the most religious Jews in the world in the time of Jesus. This is quite contrary to the common view that the Galileans were simple, uneducated peasants from an isolated area. This perspective is probably due to the comments made in the Bible, which appear to belittle people from this area. At the Shavuoth feast in the book of Acts for example, the people seem amazed that the Galileans were capable of speaking in other languages. But this is certainly a bias against Galileans by the people of Judea and other countries due to the...
  • Biblical Typology: The Best Method To Read Scripture

    06/21/2015 1:40:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | June 21, 2015 | Ray Sullivan
    One of the most interesting ways to read the Bible is through the lens of typology. Typology is where a person or event in the Old Testament foreshadows a greater person or event in the New Testament. The word “typology” comes to us from St. Paul himself, in Romans 5:14, where he referred to Adam as a “type” of Christ. So let’s get started on this most interesting study.Desert WanderingsRemember the story about the Israelites coming up out of the water of the Red Sea and wandering in the desert for 40 years?  They came upon bitter water in...
  • The Gods Among Us

    06/21/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    [BIG SNIP]The Quakers’[new penitentiary system using isolation]experiment revealed that the consultation of one’s inner self without outside reference or constraints, with nothing to measure one’s self against, could produce distorted human beings who became certifiably mad. Self-proclaimed gods can turn out to be a Caligula or a Jim Jones.Just as bad as the fact consulting the inner light can result in the exhibition of mad or corrupt behavior is the fact that the newly minted gods believe themselves to be entitled to demand obeisance from us mere mortals.We mere everyday humans must bow down and worship the deities among us....
  • New Leftist Councillor Booed for Binning Bible

    06/18/2015 6:56:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 Jun 2015
    A local politician in Spain faced a major backlash after asking for religious symbols to be removed from his swearing in ceremony. A new leftist councillor of a small town south of Madrid faced boos as he officially took office, after requesting that a bible and crucifix be removed from the podium at which he was about to make a speech. Alberto López, of the United Left party, asked that religious symbols be removed from his official inauguration ceremony in the town of Argés, near Toledo, which provoked loud booing and shouting from the assembled audience. The United Left party...
  • Surprise! Scientists ‘Crack Code’ to Happiness

    06/15/2015 5:38:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I love this quote by illustrious NASA scientist Dr. Robert Jastrow (1925-2008): “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” I would just add to Dr. Jastrow’s keen insight, that it’s not merely theologians at large who have long lounged atop Mount Understanding. It is, more precisely, Judeo-Christian theologians....
  • GREEK VERBS QUICK REFERENCE (Studying the Bible)

    PRESENT TENSE: CONTINUOUS ACTION, HABITUAL ACTION, OFTEN REFLECTS A LIFESTYLEEXAMPLE OF PRESENT TENSE: 1Peter 1:5 who are protected (word study) (PPPMPA) (5746) by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last timePPPMPA: Present Tense, Passive Voice, Participle, Masculine, Plural, Accusative From Peter's use of Present tense one can see that in context. He is referring to born again ones, describing them as those who are "continually being protected by the power (dunamis) of God". God's protection of His children isn't fickle, present one day and absent the next. You can see...