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  • Gen. Boykin: Army Violated Its Own Regulations in Punishing Chaplain for Using Scripture

    12/19/2014 8:49:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 18, 2014 - 5:26 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) says the Army violated its own regulations by punishing Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn for “using Christian scripture and solutions” in a mandatory suicide prevention training session. Boykin, chair of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRFC), also said that the treatment of Lawhorn violated the chaplain’s constitutional rights. “First of all, his case is important because it is an infringement on his First Amendment rights,” Boykin told CNSNews.com. “Secondly, he is a chaplain. By definition, chaplains deal with spiritual issues, and all he was doing was explaining how his faith helped him. The third thing,...
  • 5 Big Problems with “Exodus: Gods and Kings”

    12/19/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by millegan · 31 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Michael Saltis
    When known unbeliever Ridley Scott was announced as the director, faithful film buffs feared the worst. Not only were many unsure whether he would treat the Biblical story with respect, but his film record since the smash hit Gladiator has been rather uneven (Robin Hood, Kingdom of Heaven, and Prometheus all failed to connect with wide audiences). As it turns out, Exodus is thankfully respectful of believers, if not a little ambiguous about the goodness of God. But sadly, a number of Scott’s artistic decisions effectively rob the story of its potential to entertain and to uplift. Here are five...
  • For Advent: Why Don’t Catholics Read the Bible? (They Do!)

    12/18/2014 5:00:17 PM PST · by Salvation · 170 replies
    HolySpiritInteractive.net ^ | not given | Dwight Longenecker
    Why Don’t Catholics Read the Bible?by Dwight Longenecker The independent Evangelical church I went to as a boy gave me a fantastic amount of Bible knowledge. There were Bible drills in Sunday School classes, Bible memory contests and Bible quizzes, not to mention a complete grounding in all the Bible stories—illustrated with those wonderful flannelgraph figures. As I got older I listened to long Bible sermons, went to home Bible studies, youth Bible camps and a Bible holiday club. I ended up going to a Christian University where Bible study was part of our everyday schedule. Our Christian home...
  • Punished for Referencing Bible, Military Chaplain Tells His Side of the Story

    12/18/2014 2:26:05 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    http://dailysignal.com ^ | december 18, 2014 | kelsey harkness
    In his first-ever media interview, the military chaplain who was punished for making references to the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar last month says he was simply doing his job. “What I had tried to communicate with my audience is that depression can be conquered, depression can be overcome, and there are a myriad of ways of dealing with depression,” the chaplain, Capt. Joe Lawhorn, told The Daily Signal in a Skype interview. “In this particular case,” Lawhorn explained, “I had struggled myself personally with the issue at hand I was teaching.”
  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mississippi State University
    Six official clay seals found by an archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon. Many modern scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythological figures and believe no kingdom could have existed in the region at the time the Bible recounted their activities. The new finds provide evidence that some type of government activity was conducted there in that period.A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the...
  • Is Prayer/Veneration/Worship to Mary Biblical?

    12/14/2014 11:57:21 AM PST · by ealgeone · 2,309 replies
    self | 12-14-14 | ealgeone
    The reason for this article is to determine if the worship/veneration given to Mary by the catholic church is justified from a Biblical perspective. This will be evaluated using the Biblical standard and not man’s standard.
  • Obama quotes nonexistent Bible verse in immigration speech

    12/10/2014 12:05:29 PM PST · by AT7Saluki · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/10/14 | Bonnie Kristian
    While there are plenty of Bible verses to mention while discussing immigration, President Obama on Tuesday quoted one which isn't so great, mainly because it's not real. "The good book says don't throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we're looking at the log in our eye before we are pointing out the moat in other folks eyes," Obama said during a speech in Nashville. One problem, though: The Bible never mentions glass houses. In addition to his biblical misquote, Obama also tied his immigration policy to the Christmas story, saying, "If we're serious about the Christmas season, now...
  • You Don't Have to Love Your Parents: The Case for the Ten Commandments

    12/09/2014 2:10:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    We don't have to love our parents. We have to honor them. Last week PragerUniversity.com released 11 five-minute video courses: each of the Ten Commandments and an introduction. We received over one million views this first week. The reason we made these videos is that we believe that everything needed to make a good world is contained in the Ten Commandments. This month, my columns consist of transcripts of some the courses, each of which I present. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at www.prageru.com. They are cleverly animated with...
  • God’s Work? A new poll suggests Americans aren’t so confident in their creationism.

    12/08/2014 1:03:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Slate ^ | 12/08/2014 | By William Saletan
    In a dozen polls taken from 1982 to 2014, Gallup has asked Americans to choose among three views of evolution. One view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process.” Another view is that humans “developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process.” The third option is that “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.” In that three-decade span, the young-Earth creationist option has always...
  • You Can Kill, But Not Murder: The Case for the Ten Commandments

    12/02/2014 10:16:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Dennis Prager
    Ask almost anyone to recite the commandment in the Ten Commandments that prohibits taking a life and you will be told, "Thou Shall Not Kill." That is the King James translation of the sixth commandment. It is a magnificent translation. But this one has led to much moral confusion. Yesterday, PragerUniversity.com, which has had more than 20 million views this year, released 11 courses (each five-minutes long) -- the Ten Commandments and an introduction. The reason we made these video courses is that I believe that everything we need to make a good world and rid ourselves of evil is...
  • Oklahoma school district caves to atheist group, cancels Bible elective

    11/27/2014 5:55:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Oklahoma school district is reportedly walking back plans to begin offering students an elective course on the Bible after facing pressure from a major atheist group. The class, called “The Book: The Bible’s History, Narrative and Impact,” was developed, in part, by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, and it was set to launch in Mustang Public Schools, Raw Story reported. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said on its website Tuesday that the district canceled the class after Hobby Lobby allegedly did not provide the district with the final curriculum for approval and did not “commit to providing legal...
  • Romans Chapter 13:1-7 (Vanity)

    11/25/2014 6:34:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) ^ | November 25, 2014 | Biblegateway.com
    In light of what has happened last night in Ferguson, this passage of scripture came to mind: Romans 13:1-7 "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive its approval; 4 for it...
  • Why I Quit Devotionals

    11/21/2014 11:35:30 AM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Good News Magazine ^ | November 12, 2014 | Jessica LaGrone
    I have a confession to make. I’m done doing devotionals. It started a few years ago. I showed up for an appointment and learned I would have to wait for about 45 minutes. I headed to my car to find something to do during the wait (this must have been before smart phones, because now none of us ever wonder what to do with 45 minutes). I found a Bible in my car, so I brought it inside. I thought: “Great, I’ll take this time to do my devotional for the day.” Then I realized I couldn’t. First of all,...
  • President Obama Cites the Bible in Immigration Speech

    11/21/2014 8:58:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/21/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama appealed to the Good Book on Thursday evening when he addressed the nation regarding his executive order on immigration amnesty. During his speech, Obama alluded to the Old Testament law that mandated that the Ancient nation of Israel look after the foreigners among them. "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger –- we were strangers once, too," said Obama. "My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too. And whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the...
  • If the Bible was being put together today by the various churches, what would happen? (vanity)

    11/18/2014 8:58:57 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    There isn't much more to this thread than that question. I'll just add that the question came to mind while I was reading the comments on some of the threads about the differences between evangelical and Catholic beliefs, and the recent Catholic synod came to mind, as well as signs of rebellion on homosexuality that are cropping up more than ever.
  • All Is A Mystery To The Unbelieving

    11/19/2014 2:06:17 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 2 replies
    IFB ^ | 11/19/14
    Only Almighty God has and offers the answers that we so desperately need today. WITHOUT Almighty God’s Word and revelation ALL is a mystery! ALL is unanswerable! ALL is despair! ALL is hopeless! A man, woman, boy or girl MUST be born again to FULLY comprehend Almighty God's revelation and see the ETERNAL picture of our day (John 3:3-7, Rom. 8:5-9, 1 Cor. 2:9-16). My friend, do not deceive yourselves with false hopes, false vain ambitions, false saviors, and false Utopian visions that can NEVER come to pass in this sin ravished world (Gal. 1:4). My friend, do the very...
  • Reza Aslan Tells Christians That Gospels Are "Replete With Historical Errors"

    11/18/2014 11:38:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Reza Aslan—no relation to CS Lewis’ lion of the same name—has made a career out of reinterpreting and often trying to debunk Christian beliefs. Now Salon reports that Aslan has taken to attacking the New Testament, notably the historicity of the four gospels.
  • Landmark moment as 125 millionth Bible printed in China [Largest Bible printer in the world]

    11/16/2014 12:24:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 11/7/2014 | Carey Lodge
    The largest Bible printing factory in the world has printed its 125th million copy, the Financial Times reports. Based in Nanjing, China, the factory is run by the government-sanctioned Amity Foundation in conjunction with the Bible Society. It has produced over 65 million Bibles in ten different Chinese languages since 1987, in addition to more than 59 million in 90 other languages for exportation. Officially an atheist state, the right to freedom of religious belief is guaranteed under Article 36 of the Chinese Constitution but protections are limited to those who worship within state-sanctioned bodies. Chinese Christians often suffer at...
  • Not That Kind of Homosexuality? Despite revisionist attempts....

    11/14/2014 6:00:57 AM PST · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The Aquilla Report ^ | November 14, 2014 | Kevin DeYoung
    Full Title: Not That Kind of Homosexuality? Despite revisionist attempts, the Bible has nothing good to say about homosexual practice. ___________________________________________________________________________ The Bible has nothing good to say about homosexual practice. That may sound like a harsh conclusion, but it’s not all that controversial. Even the gay Dutch scholar Pim Pronk has concluded that “wherever homosexual intercourse is mentioned in Scripture, it is condemned. With reference to it the New Testament adds no new arguments to those of the Old. Rejection is a foregone conclusion; the assessment of it nowhere constitutes a problem.”[1] There is simply no positive case to...
  • One Nation Under Godlessness

    11/14/2014 4:03:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder. Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives. The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of Him. With the malfunction of moral seatbelts and the erosion of moral guardrails, too many kids have turned to a pantheon of false gods, crutches and palliatives. They're obsessed with "Slender Man" and "Vampire Diaries." Alex from Target's hair and Rihanna's tattoos. Overpriced basketball sneakers and underdressed reality stars. Choking games and YouTube games. Gossip and...
  • Wycliffe Reaches 5.8 Billion People With Bible Translations

    11/12/2014 8:47:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/12/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    An estimated 5.8 billion people now have all or some of the Holy Bible translated into their first language, and the Bible is now in more than 2,800 different languages, according to a recent announcement by Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. "Last year, Wycliffe Global Alliance reported that 4.9 billion people could access at least part of the Bible in their first language. This year the number has grown to 5.8 billion," Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe, told The Christian Post. "This represents tremendous progress toward our goal of starting a translation project in every language needing one by...
  • Catholic Word of he Day: DOUAY BIBLE, 11-03-14

    11/03/2014 9:07:01 AM PST · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 11-03-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random:DOUAY BIBLE The sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English translation of the Bible, begun at the English College, Douai, Flanders. The college was later moved to Reims, where the New Testament was completed and published. The Old Testament translation was issued some years later, when the college returned to Douai. The translation, which sought for accuracy rather than literary style, was made from the Latin Vulgate, careful[ly] compared with the original Hebrew and Greek. It was mainly the work of Gregory Martin (d. 1582). In the eighteenth century it was considerably revised by Bishop Challoner (1691-1781) and until...
  • Free Reformation Day Friday [Free Resources until Midnight!]

    10/31/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14
    In celebration of Reformation Day, for the first time ever we're replacing our usual $5 Friday sale with Free Reformation Day Friday. Until 11:59pm ET on Saturday, November 1, 2014, you can download the following digital resources for free.
  • Charlie Rangel: 'The Things We Believe in Are Spiritual Damn Things'

    10/27/2014 7:53:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Craig Millward
    Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Transport Workers Local 100 union in Harlem last week, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said that union organizing, raising the minimum wage, and unemployment compensation are "spiritual damn things” and he didn't know "where the hell" spiritual leaders were on shelter and homelessness. "The things we believe in are spiritual damn things. You can talk about the union organizing and raising the minimum wage and extensive unemployment compensation, but isn't that the same thing as talking about someone that's hungry, that's thirsty, that's naked, that's in prison. All of these things – I'm not...
  • Altar Calls: Are They a Biblical Approach?

    10/27/2014 7:40:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Shane Idleman
    The altar call is an appeal in which the speaker invites attendees to come forward as a way of acknowledging their decision to follow Christ. Many consider Charles Finney (1792-1875) to be the founder of the altar call even though early Methodist used a similar approach known as the "mourners bench." I have had the privilege of working on the field at large stadium events where altar calls have been given, and I have also offered many appeals to come forward as well, primarily in the early years of my ministry. Let me begin by saying that anytime we give...
  • Atheist Group To Distribute Pamphlets In Schools Of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting Women

    10/27/2014 2:57:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An atheist group is planning to distribute a pamphlet in several Florida public high schools that depicts an illustration of a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a young woman.
  • Why Did God Kill Onan? Luther, Calvin, Wesley, C.S. Lewis, & Others on Contraception

    10/26/2014 8:08:35 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 184 replies
    Biblical Evidence for Catholicism ^ | Monday, February 09, 2004 | Dave Armstrong
    Why Did God Kill Onan? Luther, Calvin, Wesley, C.S. Lewis, & Others on Contraception Genesis 38:9-10: “But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his; so when he went in to his brother’s wife he spilled the semen on the ground, lest he should give offspring to his brother. 10 And what he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he slew him also.” It is an historical fact that no Christian communion sanctioned contraception until the Anglican Lambeth Conference in 1930. Protestant historian Roland Bainton states casually that the Church “very early forbade contraception”...
  • James Dobson: America headed toward 'depravity'

    10/25/2014 5:19:42 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 61 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 25 Oct 14 | Bob Unruh
    Dr. James Dobson, one of America’s best-known Christian leaders, founder of Family Talk Radio, a courtroom opponent of Obamacare and, just recently, the National Day of Prayer speaker who called Barack Obama the “abortion president,” warns American is heading toward “depravity.” In his October 2014 newsletter, a copy of which is available online, he wrote about the Old Testament account of Abraham’s nephew, Lot, “who chose to take his family into the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.” “The men living there had become desperately depraved, burning with lust for each other. Jehovah told Abraham that their sin was so...
  • What School Officials Have Just Agreed To Do With This Shocking Booklet Will Leave You Speechless

    10/23/2014 9:42:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | norvell rose
    High school students in Florida will soon be given free copies of a Bible-bashing booklet promoted by an atheist organization — a publication whose front cover depicts a lecherous, cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a screaming woman. The pamphlet entitled “An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the Bible” will be distributed in 11 public high schools in Orange County, Florida. An atheist organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), pressured reluctant school officials who eventually agreed to allow the booklet to be handed out to students. And when will this little purple pamphlet be offered to Florida teens for free...
  • If I Were Gay, I’d Oppose Houston’s Old Lesbian Mayor

    10/19/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Associated Press Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    I’m not gay. I get called gay all the time by Leftists who seek to disparage me when they’ve run out of their specious, illogical arguments and the full weight of common sense lands on their fetid heads and they have no other recourse but to go ad hominem on me and say, “he must be gay.” Which, like I said, I take they equate with a cut down; which is weird because, supposedly, they’re the homosexual’s champion. For what it’s worth, the only gay thing about me is, and I must confess, I did tear up a bit during...
  • 3 Reasons Why Halloween is Stupid – Part 3

    10/18/2014 12:03:30 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 46 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/18/14 | Steve Berman
    In Part 1, I briefly discussed the origins of Halloween and debunked a few myths about the holiday.  In Part 2, I covered how Halloween ruins kids and why you shouldn’t observe it.  In this final part we’ll see how Halloween is destructive and fruitless. 3.  Halloween celebrates fear, darkness, and mayhem. Masks obscure.  Costumes disguise.  It’s okay for kids to pretend they are someone else, when they play.  It’s even fun to dress up.  But take a night when everyone is in disguise, and it’s all about secrecy.  And fear.  The purpose of Halloween is to scare and be...
  • Mayor Annise Parker Needs a Bible. Will You Send Her One?

    10/16/2014 7:31:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 44 replies
    Red State ^ | 15 October 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The mayor of Houston, TX, has subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors and the speeches of local religious leaders to see what they have to say about homosexuality.I fear Annise Parker has never read the Bible. If she wanted some sermons so bad, she could go to church, but I don’t know that she will. So I think we should help her out. You can get a copy of the NIV version on Amazon.com for $4.05. Annise Parker’s address is: Mayor Annise D. Parker City of HoustonP.O. Box 1562Houston, TX 77251 I kindly suggest you all send Ms. Parker a...
  • Atheists Complained — and Now the Bible Verses on This Football Monument Will Be Removed or

    10/15/2014 6:19:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 15, 2014 | billy hallowell
    A school board in Georgia voted Tuesday night to remove or cover up Bible verses on a controversial monument that was recently installed near a district-owned football field. The five members of the Madison County school boardunanimously voted to make the change after hearing public comments and holding a closed meeting on the matter. The move — which is frustrating some local residents — comes following complaints from at least two atheist activist groups. As TheBlaze previously reported, the privately funded sculpture, situated outside Madison County High School in Danielsville, Georgia, was placed on the property in August to inspire football players, but the Freedom...
  • HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE - WILLIAM TYNDALE

    10/13/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 63 replies
    Way of Life ^ | 2007 | David Cloud
    The Tyndale New Testament of 1525 was the first English translation based on the Greek and the first English Bible to be printed. (The Wycliffe Bible was based on Latin and published only in hand-written manuscripts.) The King James Bible is an edition of Tyndale’s masterly translation. William Tyndale is therefore the most important one name in the history of the English Bible and one of most important names in history of the English people. TYNDALE’S TIMES Tyndale was born to a time of great change and turmoil. It was a time of international travel and discovery. When he was...
  • Vatican proposes 'stunning' shift on gays, lesbians

    10/13/2014 10:31:21 AM PDT · by Innovative · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 13, 2014 | Delia Gallagher,
    ROME (CNN) – Using strikingly open language, a new Vatican report says the church should welcome and appreciate gays, and offers a solution for divorced and remarried Catholics who want to receive Communion. “Regarding homosexuals, it went so far as to pose the question whether the church could accept and value their sexual orientation without compromising Catholic doctrine,” said John Thavis, a former Rome bureau chief for Catholic News Service. The Rev. James Martin, an author and Jesuit priest, called the report's language on gays and lesbians "revolutionary." “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community. Are...
  • Some Things to Know About Old Testament Harvests & Feasts

    10/12/2014 10:12:10 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 16 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 October 2014 | Matthew Olson
    There are several things to realize about the Old Testament harvests and feasts. The three harvests (Exodus 23:14-17) parallel the Crucifixion/Resurrection, Pentecost/The Church, and Christ's Return (1 Corinthians 15:23-24). The seven feasts of these harvests (Leviticus 23) correspond to the Church's liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary, Lent, Triduum, Easter, Ordinary. The harvest seasons can be classified as such: the first (Spring/Summer) gave grain, the second (Summer) gave grapes, and the third (Summer/Fall) gave olives, figs, and more. The first, of grains, was smaller in weight -- because the other harvests were water-dense -- but the biggest source of food, as...
  • John Hagee Today, "Four Blood Moons: It's Changing, Why?

    10/10/2014 12:32:17 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 59 replies
    itbn.org ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | John Hagee Ministries
    (video only) Sorry for the source - but they have the bandwidth to handle many views. I met John for the 2nd time earlier this year. I may not agree with quite everything he says or how he says it, but I've enjoyed meeting him. Some don't like him - Some will just hate the thread outright. BUT I invite you to listen - the firs 10 minutes he discusses ISIS and Ferguson, Missouri. So, FWIW
  • Did the Ancestors of the Jews Create the World's First Civilization?

    10/07/2014 9:06:12 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 51 replies
    Last month, I read a truly fascinating book, written by John Entine, titled: "Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People". Entine is a genetics expert, and a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute. http://www.amazon.com/Abrahams-Children-Identity-Chosen-People/dp/0446580635 It mentions that Jews have genetic markers, that can be detected by DNA tests. Of course, genetic markers also exist for Irishmen, Chinese people, Indians, etc. The Mizrahi Jews from the Middle East and the Ashkenazi Jews from Europe, have very similar genes. Genetics research and Archaeology are proving that many of the accounts in the Old Testament are true. Jews have...
  • National four-day protest set for Oct. 10-13 in Ferguson (holding hands & Bible study)

    10/06/2014 4:29:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    People's World ^ | 10/06/14 | Cassandra Lopez
    **SNIP** Therefore the tremendous will and efforts of the African American people will only be actualized if thousands of Americans of good will and understanding join hands to help usher in a new day in this small Midwestern town. This movement is the "eye of the storm" of the civil rights movement of today. For more than 57 days, people of Ferguson have picketed; sat-in; conducted a massive voter registration drive which resulted in 3,000 new voters; held special church gatherings; raised money to help Michael's family; and developed media to address the local and national crisis of police brutality...
  • Protecting God’s Word From “Bible Christians”

    10/03/2014 2:33:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 1,085 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 3, 2014 | RICHARD BECKER
    “Stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours.” ~ St. Paul to the ThessaloniansA former student of mine is thinking of becoming a Catholic, and she had a question for me. “I don’t understand the deuterocanonical books,” she ventured. “If the Catholic faith is supposed to be a fulfillment of the Jewish faith, why do Catholics accept those books and the Jews don’t?” She’d done her homework, and was troubled that the seven books and other writings of the deuterocanon had been preserved only...
  • How to Gird Up Your Loins: An Illustrated Guide

    10/03/2014 9:59:57 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Art of Manliness ^ | October 2, 2014 | AoM Team
    (click image to enlarge) If you've read the Bible, then you've probably come across the phrase "gird up your loins." I've always thought it was a funny turn of phrase. Loins….heh. Back in the days of the ancient Near East, both men and women wore flowing tunics.
  • Scientific Proof of the Virgin Birth

    10/02/2014 3:27:27 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 73 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 2 October 2014 | Matthew Olson
    With the Virgin Birth, you actually have more evidence that it is true rather than untrue. We have great historical testimony to it, and there is no proof that it did not happen -- obviously. But there is more. How can it be proven by science? Well, I suppose this depends on your definition of "science". If you refer to that of the exact (quantitative), of course, it could be difficult. But theology, "the highest form of philosophy", does have an answer. And, just as you trust astronomers to tell you about many things beyond earth, you should trust the...
  • Has Your Bible Become A Quran?

    10/01/2014 9:18:18 PM PDT · by bad company · 101 replies
    Those who engage in debates on a regular basis know that the argument itself can easily shape the points involved. This is another way of saying that some debates should be avoided entirely since merely getting involved in them can be the road to ruin. There are a number of Christian scholars (particularly among the Orthodox) who think that the classical debates between Christians and Muslims during the Middle Ages had just such disastrous results for Christian thinking. Now when engaging in religious debates it is all too easy to agree to things that might make for later problems. It...
  • The Unwisdom Of Solomon

    09/30/2014 1:52:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Bill Murchison
    Tee-hee; snicker-snicker. Look at those right-wing clodhoppers scrambling for cover. Yes, sir, Highland Park High School, in Dallas, having "reassessed" seven maligned literary classics -- among them, the never-to-be-forgotten "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and "The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" -- restored them to its approved reading list, local bigots and prudes notwithstanding. (A local bigot is someone who suspects John Milton may be a greater writer than Stephen King.) What a field day for those, um, intellectuals who specialize in ridiculing parents rude enough to question the grounding of high school students' literary...
  • Pray for Obama

    09/29/2014 10:53:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Ink Visitor
  • First Genetically Modified Children Graduate from High School

    09/28/2014 6:56:11 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 9/28/2014 | Sarah Buhr
    Remember the sci-fi thriller GATTACA? For those who never saw the film and/or eschewed all pop culture in the late 90’s for some reason, it was a popular movie that came out in 1997 about genetically modified human beings. Now some literally genetically modified human babies born that same year are entering their senior year of high school. The first successful transfer of genetic material for this purpose was published in a U.S. medical journal in 1997 and then later cited in a Human Reproduction publication in 2001. Scientists injected 30 embryos in all with a third person’s genetic material....
  • Did St. Jerome's Vulgate (containing the Masoretic Text) provide correct quotes for the NT?

    09/22/2014 8:25:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 75 replies
    9/22/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Jerome's Vulgate was the first translation of the Old Testament into Latin --- directly from the Masoretic Text. Given that, was Jerome's Version, the Vulgate, inspired by God if Jesus did not quote from the Masoretic Text? If Jesus Christ did not quote from the Masoretic Text, what authoritative power(s) could the original Vulgate have contained, and what authentic inspiration did Jerome possess at that time of his translation? At the time its translation the Vulgate was considered to be authoritative, but how correct were any at this time to declare the Vulgate to be authoritative and/or inspired? If it...
  • Did we have any surviving Original Manuscripts that prove Jesus Christ quoted from the Septuagint?

    09/21/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies
    9/21/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A.) If no one alive today was there when He spoke, how then do we know which Jesus quoted from - the Masoretic Text or the Septuagint? B.) If he did quote from the Masoretic Text, and His quotes, parables, etcetera, were later translated into Greek in the middle of the first century AD - independently of the Septuagint - how would we know given that none of these Original Manuscripts have survived. And though this translation work would undoubtedly differ slightly from the Septuagint, none have survived. Since no Original Manuscripts - showing one way or the other -...
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nation’s capital.</p>
  • Al Gore's Mic Goes Silent During 'Hypocrite' Remark (while reading Bible verses)

    09/19/2014 2:48:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 9/18/14
    Eco-alarmism guru Al Gore experienced some technical difficulties during a speech on global warming, the timing of which could not have been more ironic. Shortly after Gore began quoting Jesus from the book of Luke, his mic went silent – just as he shouted the word “hypocrite.”