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  • Sorry, But We Won’t Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

    06/28/2016 8:45:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2016 | Michael Brown
    In response to my open letter to Isaac Archuleta, who describes himself as a bisexual Christian, Richard S. posted a lengthy comment on my personal Facebook page, including this statement: “The logical conclusion to your theology (gays can change and if they don't it must be because they don't have faith or are deceived) is extremely damaging to the souls of gay people. That was the point of Isaac's letter. No amount of nice words will erase the damage. Only honest reconsideration of your theology will bring healing. Please don't discount/deny the faith of your gay brothers and sisters. They...
  • What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts?

    06/28/2016 6:44:48 AM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-27-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does It Mean When Scripture Says That God Hardens Certain Human Hearts? Msgr. Charles Pope • June 27, 2016 • One of the more difficult biblical concepts to understand is that of God hardening the hearts and minds of certain people. The most memorable case is that of Pharaoh: before sending Moses to him, God said that He would “harden Pharaoh’s heart” (Ex 4:21). And there are other instances in which biblical texts speak of God hardening the hearts of sinners, even from among his own people.What are we to make of texts like these, which explicitly or...
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Gaffe of the Century! NYT Says St. Paul Ordered Christians to ‘Execute’ Homosexuals

    06/20/2016 4:12:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    With remarkable insouciance, NYT writers Jeremy W. Peters and Lizette Alvarez blithely make reference to “a Bible verse from Romans that calls for the execution of gays,” meaning Saint Paul’s letter to the Romans 1:18-32.As anyone who has ever read the New Testament knows, Saint Paul never permits that Christians should commit any violence whatsoever against homosexuals, but the Times editors apparently thought that fact-checking with the original text was superfluous or that readers were too ignorant to check for themselves.The Times report, titled “After Orlando, a Political Divide on Gay Rights Still Stands,” follows on the fatal shooting of...
  • The Story of a Same-Sex Attracted Pastor and Husband

    06/15/2016 2:39:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/15/16 | Sam Allberry
    What’s it like to grow up in a conservative Christian home, come to terms with your same-sex attraction, and serve as a husband and pastor? Allan Edwards, a Presbyterian pastor based in Western Pennsylvania, shares his compelling story in this video. Allan illustrates again the power of the biblical narrative when it comes to the issue of homosexuality. He is to be commended for his openness on an issue that’s so contentious, as are these other brand-new testimonies from the UK. Allan talks about having struggled with hypocrisy and pornography. He also shares how Christians helped him along the way:...
  • Would God Vote For Trump?

    06/14/2016 6:34:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Phiip Jennings
    I am a Christian, albeit admittedly not a great Christian. I don’t always do what the Good Book says I should. However, despite my occasional lapses, I try not to be a hypocrite. And I fear that some Republicans and conservatives are drifting toward the sort of gross hypocrisy that is usually associated with the liberal left. That is, they are rejecting the chosen (so far) Republican presidential nominee based on presumed moral superiority (theirs) and alleged lack of historic character (his).
  • Girl in the Picture [Testimony of sexually confused woman saved by Jesus]

    06/09/2016 11:04:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/9/16 | Emily Thomes
    Recently I came across the photo on the left and did a double take. The girl in that photo, with her hollow eyes and hopeless heart, no longer bears any resemblance to me. She was dead in her sin (Eph. 2:1). (To be clear, I am not saying everyone who looks like the girl on the left is dead in sin, or that everyone who looks like the girl on the right is not. Spiritual reality runs far deeper.) I was always the type to push boundaries. Even as a child, I never really had a moderate pace. I tried everything once but...
  • President Obama: Bible Supports Transgender Directive

    06/03/2016 1:52:29 PM PDT · by russbart · 51 replies
    CBN ^ | June 3, 2016
    President Barack Obama says the Bible supports his sweeping directive to allow transgender public school students to use the bathroom of their choice. The president made that remark at a townhall meeting hosted by "PBS NewsHour" in Elkhart, Indiana, Wednesday night.
  • Obama Cites Scripture To Defend School Bathrooms Rule

    06/02/2016 10:52:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 2, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Barack Obama defended his decision to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided to do it. “My reading of scripture tells me that that [the] Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian belief,” he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana. Local resident Arvis Dawson questioned Obama during the event, wondering why the president decided to make it such an issue.
  • Bible translated into emojis ‘for millennials’

    05/31/2016 2:50:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 5/31/2016 | staff
    A new translation of the Bible updates the religious text with modern technology, replacing several words with emojis. The digital text titled “Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millenials” uses Apple’s vast library of emoticons to retell all 66 books of the Bible in a way intended to relate to young people.
  • Buzzfeed 'Mark of the Beast' Experiment

    05/30/2016 3:07:27 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 75 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/30/2016 | Gary
    Buzzfeed reporter Charlie Warzel, who claims inspiration from the biblical Mark of the Beast, has his hand implanted with a payment chip and lives for a month wallet and cash-free.  This report is beyond disturbing and shows how utterly debased the secular mind has grown in just the last few years.  Now, not only is this kind of thing not shied away from, but unbelievers are actually finding inspiration in Revelation 13:16-17 for what a cashless society should look like. Here is his article, amazingly titled "Satan's Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future...
  • Iranian TV Report on International Holocaust Cartoon Contest Held in Tehran

    05/29/2016 11:23:29 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 5/15/16 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    On May 15, Al-Alam TV broadcast a report on the opening of the third International Holocaust Cartoon Contest in Tehran. The exhibition features caricatures of Israeli PM Netanyahu, comparing him to Hitler and to ISIS terrorists. The organizer, Shojai Tabtabai, said that the exhibition was "a response to the publication of cartoons by the French Charlie Hebdo magazine, which affronted the Prophet Muhammad, as well as an expression of [our opposition] to the massacres perpetrated against the Palestinian people." Reporter: "As a form of expression of the Palestinian cause, and in the context of the massacres, perpetrated by the Zionists...
  • What Is Heaven? An In-Depth Biblical Study

    05/25/2016 2:24:17 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 12 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 9/4/2012 | Gary
    Some thoughts I've been stringing together over the Labor Day weekend involve Heaven, the New Jerusalem, the Tabernacle, and the Temples. In the Old and New Testaments, the Hebrew and Greek etymology of the words that translate to atmosphere, space, and what we commonly, in our language, refer to as "Heaven", are the same.  In the Bible, Heaven is the sky, the stars, and the place where God dwells "behind the veil". "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know,...
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: “Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity.” We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • The Gospel Part 5: Reconciling Faith And Works

    05/19/2016 5:25:46 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 127 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary
    Faith vs. works.  Christians have debated this topic for two thousand years and still do.  At the heart of the debate you have two (seemingly) opposing sides: Team Faith says works are not required for salvation.  Salvation is received by grace through faith alone (John 6:28-29, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 4:5, Romans 11:6, Galatians 2:21).  They believe that making works a requirement for salvation ignores the very message of the Gospel that Jesus died for our sins and rose again (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), which the Apostle Paul calls "of first importance."  This is Christianity 101.  If Jesus died for your...
  • Atheists bash hotel Bibles: They’d prefer a Darwinian replacement!

    05/19/2016 11:11:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 58 replies
    Atheists bash hotel Bibles: They’d prefer a Darwinian replacement! by Paul Price A recent article from The Christian Institute reported that the US-based ‘Freedom From Religion Foundation’ is now asking for ‘Bible-free’ bedrooms to be offered in hotels.1 For all of us who have been following the cultural trends in the West, this development should hardly come as a surprise—the anti-God agenda has been making further and further encroachments into traditionally Christian strongholds, as more and more of the culture has become saturated with secularism. The atheist group cited the actions of the Travelodge hotel chain, who removed all Bibles...
  • 10 Lies Christians Believe

    05/17/2016 11:34:00 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 150 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 5/17/16 | Gary
    These are some of the most common lies that many Christians have fallen victim to.  I hear many of these quite frequently and in years past have even fallen for some of them myself.  The enemy has used each of these lies to sow great discord, apathy, and fear in the Body of Christ.   It's time to dispel them all. 1. "I must do _____ to be saved or keep doing _____ to stay saved." This is what virtually every religion teaches, but not true Christianity.   Unsurprisingly, every "Christian" cult teaches this as well.  The very definition of...
  • Messages on church reader board stir controversy (Libtards outraged over biblical truth)

    05/16/2016 6:32:19 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    KATU News ^ | May 16, 2016 | Stephen Mayer
    HOOD RIVER, Ore. (KATU) - The view from the Belmont Drive Missionary Baptist Church is beautiful, but many say the messages outside the church are downright ugly. The reader board now displays two messages. The first reads, "Wake up Christians. Allah is not our God. Muhammad not greater than Jesus." The second says, "Only the Bible is God's word. 'Holy book.' Koran is just another book." "I literally had to stop and back up and make sure I saw what I saw, and I was profoundly offended and upset by it," Eric Cohn said. [Snip] "I was really annoyed...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs (Part 2)

    04/29/2016 8:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/29/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    This is the second in a series of essays on the duty of Christians in civic affairs, adapted from Kevin Kookogey’s weekly radio address and podcasts at advancingchurch.com. This week we begin our examination of questions from listeners. 1. Christians should be informed about politics, but should they really determine which political side is correct? How can one claim that it is important for Christians to be informed about politics if the conclusion one draws from the information is deemed irrelevant or off limits? It is, after all, conclusions that lead one to act and to act is to take...
  • Geneva Bible with Reformer's notes. Advice please.

    04/25/2016 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Psalm 144 · 39 replies
    4/25/2016 | Psalm 144
    Can anyone recommend a particular publisher and version of the Geneva Bible which will contain the Reformers' notes? I want to get some feel for the Reformers' ideas on the relationship, limits, and obligations between the Christian citizen and the State. Thanks in advance!
  • Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?: New Book Addresses Historical Origins of the Bible

    02/16/2007 2:06:00 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies · 1,290+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Feb. 16, 2007
    LAPORTE, Ind., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- C. Jack Trickler presents a clear and accessible study of the people who wrote the books of the Bible, their motivations and the historical, political and social settings in which they wrote in his new book, "A Layman's Guide to Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?" (now available through AuthorHouse). Trickler discusses his own theories, as well as those of other religious scholars, to offer a thorough, well-researched argument. "When you get into the Bible, you see enough evidence that the Bible was written by humans that you have to say, 'Well, who...
  • Limiting God

    04/25/2016 1:01:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    Church Militant ^ | Apr 21, 2016 | Michael Voris
    Michael Voris makes it known that he was a homosexual and wishes that he had said so earlier.
  • Meekness[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/20/2016 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-20-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My" meekness is your strength for it is as you are moved only by the fortitude of My love that "True Zeal" then takes over and abides in you "As a River" forging and carving the path of My very will for your life "In Me" Acts 17:28 28 For in Him we live and move and exist [that is, in Him we actually have our being], as even some of [a]your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’ Matthew 5:5 5 “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the [a]gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited,...
  • The Blessing of an Excellent Wife

    04/20/2016 1:56:04 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 4/20/16 | Steven Lawson
    Few influences affect a man’s heart for God more than his wife, for better or for worse. She will either encourage his spiritual devotion to the Lord or she will hinder it. She will either enlarge his passion for God or she will pour cold water on it. What kind of wife encourages her husband’s spiritual growth? Proverbs 31:10–31 provides a profile of the wife who is worthy of her husband’s trust. Such a wife is the embodiment of true wisdom from God, causing the husband to confide in her with complete trust.“An excellent wife who can find? She is...
  • Kerry vows to continue pushing for 'two-state solution'

    04/18/2016 11:06:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | Elad Benari
    The United States will push for a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians until the end of President Barack Obama's mandate, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Monday, according to AFP. Speaking in Washington to a conference held by J Street, Kerry said attacks like Monday's on an Israeli bus in Jerusalem only underlined the need for a negotiated solution. "Despite the fact that we have spent time and effort to try to get there for these past few years I can tell you that for these next nine months we will not stop working to find...
  • Is there such thing as “legitimate taxation”?

    04/18/2016 3:42:27 PM PDT · by all the best · 22 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 8, 2014 | Joel McDurmon
    The answer is no. Now let’s explain. Doug Wilson has published an opinion that “taxation can be done right,” by which he means there is legitimate taxation according to the Bible. While I esteem much of Rev. Wilson, and there is tremendous overlap between us in general, I disagree with this sentiment, and I think it is important for the Christian’s overall vision of the future. I offer this intramural essay. Doug makes a distinction between taxation that is without biblical warrant and taxation with biblical warrant, and which we should therefore accept as normative for society. While we would...
  • Taking Sides: The Christian's Responsibility in Civic Affairs

    04/15/2016 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/15/16 | Kevin Kookogey
    Let’s begin by dispelling some myths about Christians and political affairs. A common misconception lurks among American Christians that politics can be separated from our beliefs and that the Church – the Body of Christ - should not be engaged in the political arena. Nothing could be further from the truth. Elections, conventions and politics are merely practical means for implementing a body of beliefs about the human condition. Every policy advanced, every piece of legislation passed and every opinion rendered by a court presupposes certain beliefs about the nature and relationship between humanity and government: from whom and how...
  • When Was The Bible Written? New Study Suggests Earlier Than We Thought

    04/13/2016 8:46:30 AM PDT · by avrakay · 29 replies
    Tech Times ^ | April 13 2016 | Deepthi B
    Certain texts of the Bible may have been written earlier than previously believed, according to a new research based on the handwriting analysis of ancient inscriptions. It is dated to be at least 600 B.C. and the presumption is that literacy was prevalent and the texts were composed in the kingdom of Judah, a city with biblical reverence, according to researchers from the Tel Aviv University. They suggest that the educational infrastructure to support Bible writing presumably existed at that time.
  • Bible Ranks No. 6 on List of Top 10 Most Challenged Books by American Library Association

    04/12/2016 3:13:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/12/2016 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Library Association has revealed that the Bible is among the books most often challenged and called to be banned in libraries. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it's a violation of church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, according to The Associated Press. "And sometimes there's a retaliatory action, where a religious group has objected to a book and a parent might respond by objecting to the Bible." Guidelines for the Office for Intellectual Freedom have clarified...
  • New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists

    04/11/2016 5:41:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 11, 2016 | Isabel Kershner
    Based on a statistical analysis of the results, and taking into account the content of the texts that were chosen for the sample, the researchers concluded that at least six different hands had written the 18 missives at around the same time. Even soldiers in the lower ranks of the Judahite army, it appears, could read and write... The study was based on a trove of about 100 letters inscribed in ink on pieces of pottery, known as ostracons, that were unearthed near the Dead Sea in an excavation of the Arad fort decades ago and dated from about 600...
  • The Bible Joins "Fifty Shades of Grey" on List of Books Most Objected to at US Libraries

    04/11/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Bible is on American Library Association's list of 'most challenged' booksThe Bible is on the latest list of books most objected to at US schools and libraries, targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of Church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association (ALA), which released its annual 10 top snapshot of "challenged" books on Monday, part of...
  • Bible removed from POW display at Wright-Patterson medical center [FU Mikey Weinstein]

    04/11/2016 3:20:39 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/11/16 | Barrie Barber
    Wright-Patterson Medical Center has removed a Bible from a POW/MIA display after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation lodged a complaint, according to a base spokesperson. Mikey Weinstein, MRFF founder and president, said in a telephone interview today the organization was contacted by 31 people who objected to the Bible as part of the table display and 10 of those who complained were identified as Christians. “They objected very clearly that having the Christian Bible on that table provided supremacy to one faith over all the other faiths and since these are government facilities that’s a direct violation of the no...
  • Holy Bible On List Of ‘Challenged’ Books At Libraries

    04/11/2016 10:00:19 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    DFS CBS LOCAL ^ | 11 APRIL 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of church and state,” says James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association, which released its annual 10 top snapshot of “challenged” books on Monday, part of the association’s “State of Libraries...
  • Attending the School of God

    04/09/2016 10:27:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 4/10/16 | RC Sproul
    Attending the School of God from R.C. Sproul Apr 09, 2016 Category: Articles We live in a culture that is a quick and dirty culture. We want to become mature Christians in five easy lessons. We want to become saints by fifteen minutes a day. We want to have flat stomachs and strong abs by three workouts a week. That may work over a given period of time for your abs, but it’s not going to work for your soul. Attending the school of God takes time and labor and energy and deeply committing oneself to prayer, to the study of...
  • What the Bible says about sexual relations is not "hate"

    04/07/2016 4:22:54 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Faith Presses On
    Secular humanists are starting to step up their direct attacks on the Bible. Many are openly calling what it says about sexual relations "hate," and they especially want young people to accept that. What secular humanists aren't bringing up, though, is that in pre-modern societies, without modern medicine especially, "sexual liberation" would have meant drastic increases in incurable diseases and ailments. It doesn't even take any faith in God to see that it isn't hate to command people not to do what would cause them and others physical harm. This is a summary review of the matter of secular humanists...
  • Tennessee lawmakers vote for Bible as state's official book

    04/04/2016 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2016 10:01 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Having already made a .50-caliber sniper gun the official state rifle, Tennessee lawmakers on Monday gave final approval to making the Holy Bible the state’s official book. The state Senate voted 19-8 in favor of the bill despite arguments by the state attorney general that the measure conflicts with a provision in the Tennessee Constitution stating that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.” Opponents argued the Bible would be trivialized by being placed alongside other state symbols such as the official tree, flower, rock or amphibian. But both chambers of...
  • 6 Startling Contrasts Between the Bible and the Quran: They are not telling the same story

    04/02/2016 12:18:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/02/2016 | Jeff Sanders
    I recently wrote about some of the "Startling Similarities (and Contrasts) Between the Bible and the Quran." Here are six more important differences between the holy books of the world's two largest religions: 1. Conversion Stories As I have been reading the Bible for the past 40 years, I've noticed that its message first and foremost is the story of God extending grace to rescue fallen mankind. There are many stories of ordinary people and "great" prophets, all struggling in their faith. There are also several conversion stories. For example, in the Old Testament, Manasseh is a diabolically murderous...
  • Take Action: VA orders Bible removed from MIA/POW table

    03/31/2016 7:21:18 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 32 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 3/31/2016 | AFA staff
    A Bible and Bible verse have been removed from a POW/MIA display inside an Akron, Ohio Veteran's Administration clinic after a complaint from atheist Mikey Weinstein. For decades, these items have long been a part of a "Missing Man Table" commonly displayed at military functions and installations all across the nation. Weinstein said he intervened at the request of nearly a dozen, mostly Christian, military veterans who said they were offended by the Bible display. As usual, Weinstein failed to provide proof that these people actually exist...
  • Bible charity vows to continue translation work after murders of four employees

    03/30/2016 10:18:36 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    The murders of four translators working to bring the Bible to obscure languages in the Middle East earlier this month won't stop the charity behind the effort from its work, officials said. The four unidentified translators, who worked secretly for Wycliffe Associates, a Florida non-profit dedicated to bringing the gospel to hundreds of obscure languages, were killed by suspected Islamist militants at an undisclosed location,Wycliffe officials said in a statement. “They shot and destroyed all the equipment in the office,” read the statement. “The invaders burned all the books and other translation materials in the office." The work is so...
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About America

    In the March 2015 speech that launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas pledged to “restore that shining city on a hill.” Cruz has repeated the language in countless campaign appearance since then, no doubt as a way to build a connection in voters’ minds between him and President Ronald Reagan, who made the phrase famous in the 1980s. Yet while Cruz and countless other politicians from both sides of the political aisle have used the phrase as an inspiring image of the United States’ global leadership over the past half century, it has...
  • The Matrix of Heaven(part 3)[Charismatic Caucus)

    03/30/2016 9:30:29 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 3-30-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    You "ARE" My Spearhead,staff and Sword You are my Jobs that stand in adversity, My Samuels that go and declare for me, My Ezekiels that speak life to dead bones, My mighty men that fearlessly face the enemy alone, My Daniels that pray until My angels come with breakthrough, My Johns of the wilderness speaking My testimony each day anew, My Matthews, Lukes and Timothys, Bringing words of hope and eternal life setting wellsprings free, My pauls with lifes turned over to me, Never looking back as Lot's wife but instead into what My spirit sees, For you are constructed...
  • Jesus of Nazareth: The Complete Miniseries (Blu-ray)

    03/29/2016 3:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    DVD Talk ^ | March 10, 2016 | Stuart Galbraith IV
    A handsomely made, finely acted miniseries, Jesus of Nazareth (1977) plays a lot like a distillation of the best components from all of the biblical epics of the 1940s-‘60s that had preceded it while generally avoiding those movies' flaws. Despite its all-star cast, for instance, Jesus of Nazareth steers clear of the sometimes goofy, distracting stunt casting found in George Stevens's The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), mostly famously John Wayne as the Roman centurion with the single line, "Truly, this man was the Son of Gawd." It's less artful in some respects than King of Kings (1961), but improves...
  • Easter Sunday 2016

    03/27/2016 6:38:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-27-2016 | MOTUS
    He is not here: for he is risen as he said. Come and see the place where he lay..   Matthew 28:6Easter wishes to all. May your day of rebirth be filled with joy, love, hope and forgiveness. And perhaps a chocolate bunny or two, at your discretion. Incognito bunny h/t Cripes SuzetteSo I suggest we all take a break from politics and politicians, enjoy the day and, if the weather allows, get out in the fresh air, breathe deep and remind yourself: only 298 more days! And trust the hand of God to see us through. Jesus said unto...
  • How to Explain the Necessity of Jesus' Death to Muslims

    03/25/2016 7:35:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 25, 2016 | Jeff Sanders
    I have been in a few face-to-face debates with Muslims, and all of them were polite and respectful. One question from my Muslim friends kept popping up, however: "Why did Jesus have to die on the cross for our sins? If we sin, God just forgives! He does not need for someone to take our place." Muslims have told me that this substitutionary sacrifice is actually very unfair of God. God would never let a righteous man die for the guilty. They illustrate it this way: "Would God allow an innocent baby to die for the crimes of murderers? Of...
  • The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books

    03/24/2016 5:42:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Wintery Knight ^ | 03/19/2016
    The Muratorian fragment / The Muratorian canon (click for larger image) I sometimes hear this odd objection that the books that were to be included in the Bible were not decided until the 4th century. I think it comes from some Hollywood movie, or maybe a TV show. Anyway, this post should help fix that myth.I’m going to quote from New Testament expert Dr. Michael J. Kruger from his blog.He writes: One of the key data points in any discussion of canon is something called the Muratorian fragment (also known as the Muratorian canon). This fragment, named after its discoverer...
  • Reading of The Book of Esther Megillat Hebrew for Purim

    03/22/2016 10:07:59 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/13/'13 | Rabbi Moshe Weisblum
    Click on the link for the video.
  • Archaeology Discovery: Rare Artifacts From Jesus' Time Found at Orphanage in Jerusalem

    03/21/2016 4:32:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Katherine Weber
    Archaeologists in Israel are "astonished and surprised" after finding artifacts dating back to Jesus' time at a local orphanage and military complex in Jerusalem. The Israel Antiquities Authority said this week that it has found numerous rare and important artifacts, some dating back to the Second Temple period, buried deep beneath the Schneller compound in Jerusalem, which had previously served as a orphanage and later an Israeli army base. The Schneller compound first served as an orphanage in the 1800's, and then as an occupation area for German soldiers during World Wars I and II. It later became a base...
  • How Not to Interpret Scripture

    03/21/2016 3:43:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 159 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 21, 2016 | MICHAEL HAYES
    There is a class that most college students will take at one point in their academic career. It is the course on Western Civilization—“Western Civ” for short. It is a feeble attempt to supplement the modern college curriculum (typically in two freshman-level courses) with what used to be the very backbone of a liberal education. The course revolves around classics of the Western Tradition: Plato’s Republic, Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions, Descartes’ Meditations, and Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. But one text in particular, I think, has been subject to mistreatment and misuse—the Holy Bible.The problem is simple. One of...
  • The Subversion Of American Evangelicals

    03/09/2016 3:55:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Monday the Bethlehem Bible College, an Evangelical Christian college in Jesus’s hometown, opened its fourth biennial Christ at the Checkpoint conference. The conference, which is directed specifically toward US Evangelicals, will run through the week.
  • Report: Obama to use UN to divide Jerusalem

    03/08/2016 12:46:52 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/3/16 | David Rosenberg
    With about 10 months left in office, President Barack Obama is considering unprecedented moves to implement a two-state solution, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Senior US officials revealed that the President is looking to initiate a final negotiated settlement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority using United Nations Security Council resolutions, a step that would obligate not only Israel and the Palestinian Authority, but effectively determine the direction of US policy for the president’s successor as well. The report comes ahead of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel on Tuesday, where he is scheduled to meet with...