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  • The GREAT Sign

    12/05/2016 1:21:52 PM PST · by amessenger4god · 14 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 12/5/2016 | Gary
    In 2007 a man by the name of Frederick Larson released a documentary called The Star of Bethlehem that would quickly become an international phenomenon.  With the help of The Passion of the Christ and Braveheart co-producer Stephen McEveety the message spread far and wide and soon Larson was doing speaking tours on the subject in Europe and elsewhere.  Building on prior scholarship from Craig Chester and Ernest Martin, Larson discovered that anyone with access to astronomy software like Starry Night, Stellarium, or Celestia could actually find and witness the biblical Star of Bethlehem and even the possible dates...
  • In Harsh Terms, Kerry Says Israel Is Undermining Peace Efforts

    12/04/2016 8:58:59 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    MSN News ^ | December 5, 2016 | AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday accused right-wing Israelis of deliberately thwarting efforts to broker a peace deal with the Palestinians. In unusually stark terms, Mr. Kerry warned that the building of Israeli settlements was undermining any hope of an agreement to allow two states to live side by side.
  • Kerry, in stinging rebuke of settlements, doesn’t rule out UN action

    12/04/2016 2:01:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 12/4/16 | Rebecca Shimoni Stoil
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry excoriated the Israeli right, claiming that support for settlement construction stems from a desire to subvert Israeli-Palestinian peace, during a speech before the Brookings Institution’s Saban Forum on Sunday afternoon. A subdued Kerry, wearing reading glasses and referring to extensive notes, notably refrained from committing to veto any UN resolution intended to establish a Palestinian state, only promising a veto “if it is a biased, unfair resolution calculated to delegitimize Israel.” US officials last week indicated that US President Barack Obama had nearly ruled out any major last-ditch effort to put pressure on...
  • Dolly Parton Began To Cry When She Saw This When Her, House Burned In Front Of Her Eyes

    12/01/2016 3:20:44 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 30 replies
    godtoday ^ | 12-1-2016 | hunter
    The fires are raging on in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Dolly Parton as been at the forefront of efforts to try and help in any way she can. She has sent money to the fire departments to help. She has given the department Dollywood and other properties as hubs for the fire rescue teams. Dolly is a Tennessee girl and she is torn apart as she watches her home burn to the ground. The fires have burned through over 150 buildings and have killed at least 3 people thus far. The fires are moving faster and faster towards...
  • The Fastest-Growing Churches Have Modern Worship, Teach Literal Interpretation of the Bible: Study

    11/30/2016 2:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 486 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/30/2016 | Brandon Showalter
    A Canadian study has found that Mainline Protestant churches that have both modern worship services and teach a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster. (Photo: Reuters/John Gress)A parishioner cries as he signs a song of worship in the 7,000-seat Willow Creek Community church during a Sunday service in South Barrington, Illinois, November 20, 2005. Institutions like Willow Creek and Houston's Lakewood Church, each drawing 20,000 or more on a weekend, offer not just a vast, shared attraction but a path that tries to link individuals on a faith-sustaining one-to-one level beyond the crowd, observers and worshipers say.The Canadian researchers who authored...
  • Conditionalism Vs Eternal Torment Vs Universal Reconciliation

    11/29/2016 11:45:22 AM PST · by amessenger4god · 53 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 11/29/16 | Gary
    I hold to a doctrine that many would probably consider to be unorthodox, some would even dare call it heresy (though notable ministries such as GotQuestions say it is a valid scriptural interpretation, though they reject it).  It's called Conditionalism, sometimes Annihilationism, and in a nutshell it is the belief that the unsaved (those who die apart from Christ) do not possess immortality and after a period of punishment proportional to their sins will be utterly destroyed - body and soul.  A chief proof-text is Matthew 10:28: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot...
  • D.C.’s Museum Of The Bible: One Year Out

    11/17/2016 9:39:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Larry Provost
    One year from today, Washington, D.C. will see the latest addition to its plethora of museums. The Museum of the Bible will open in November 2017 and is sure to draw millions of people from all over the world. The Museum of the Bible will not only be Washington, D.C.’s newest museum but it will also be one of the best. It will catalogue the thousands year old history of the Bible in a way that will be appealing to both the academic and the lay person, to the spiritually inclined and the non-believer, and to adults and children....
  • Kerry Hints at One Last Mideast Peace Push Before Obama Term Ends

    11/14/2016 1:35:12 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 3, 2016 | 4:14 AM EDT | By Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State John Kerry has hinted that he may be involved in one final push on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, amid growing speculation – and concern among Israel supporters – that President Obama may use the period between next week’s election and the end of his administration to break the deadlock. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that according to administration sources, “the White House has asked the State Department to develop an options menu for the president’s final weeks.” It said the possibilities could include supporting – or not vetoing – a U.N. Security Council resolution...
  • Election Inspiration from the Book of Gideon: "Cutting Gideon's Army Down to the Lord's Size"

    11/06/2016 3:59:47 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    ...We always want to be as strong as possible in facing any challenge; we prefer to have as many resources as possible at our disposal. We have no problem if the odds are on our side; in fact we prefer that to be the case. But God has a different perspective. Look at all of the furor stirred up over our country’s defense budget cuts – anything that would weaken our military advantage; we already have such a decisive advantage due to technology; but we hate to see our forces reduced or any steps taken that would put us at...
  • Video: Prophecy Update: America- choose your Shepherd wisely!

    11/05/2016 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Abby4116 · 52 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | 11/05/2016 | Behold Israel
    Amir uses Ezekiel 34 to explain what is at stake in this election.
  • Hosea 4:1-3 Being Fulfilled Before Our Very Eyes

    10/27/2016 7:26:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 21 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 10/27/16 | Gary
    Consider the words of Hosea 4:1-3, God's judgment on the land that is tainted by widespread, unrestrained sin: Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites, because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land:“There is no faithfulness, no love,no acknowledgment of God in the land.There is only cursing, lying and murder,stealing and adultery;they break all bounds,and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away;the beasts of the field, the birds in the skyand the fish in the sea are swept away. Now ponder...
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • Netanyahu tells settlers of worries of possible U.S. action at U.N.

    10/19/2016 2:17:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 19, 2016 | Ori Lewis
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday expressed concern that U.S. President Barack Obama, during the final days of his term in office, might take diplomatic steps that could harm the fate of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Israel is concerned that the United States might not rally to its assistance in the event that an anti-settlement resolution is put to a vote in the United Nations Security Council and that Washington might not use its veto to quash such a move.
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary camp and Valerie Jarrett consult Bible Code for Presidential Election

    10/16/2016 5:09:35 PM PDT · by smitty2012 · 42 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/13/2016 | Wikileaks
    RE: Appt From:jgendelman@americanprogress.org To: Sara.Latham@ptt.gov, john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2009-01-16 19:16 Subject: RE: Appt We have moved it to 6:15 at CAP. ________________________________ From: Sara Latham [mailto:Sara.Latham@ptt.gov] Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 4:12 PM To: 'john.podesta@gmail.com' Cc: Juliana Gendelman Subject: Fw: Appt Fyi, usss curious about your meeting. ________________________________ From: MICHAEL WHITE (DPD) To: Sara Latham Sent: Fri Jan 16 15:28:31 2009 Subject: Re: Appt Sara If appropriate can you let me know if this meeting is held as scheduled and if any security or intel issues come up that would be beneficial for us to know about. Thanks Mike ________________________________ From:...
  • JUST ( (( ROAR )) ) [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/11/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    bible, The joshua Chronicles ^ | 10-11-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    My Position(Plumb line) in your Life is about to take front seat and CENTER you in MY PERFECT WILL, for your hunger and thirst has been noticed by my Holy Angels observing you as a Mighty Warrior pushing through all resistance just to bring a drink of water to your King for I AM your ALL. So watch now as I open the Storehouses of Heaven for you for they can not be contained any longer as My blessings for you have overflowed the doors in such a manner they have burst open as the hinges of my mercies to...
  • Scanning software deciphers ancient biblical scroll

    10/03/2016 2:12:22 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 20 replies
    Daily Courier ^ | 1 October 2016 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM (AP) — The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist's storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form. The passages from the Book of Leviticus, scholars say, offer the first physical evidence of what has long been believed: that the version of the Hebrew Bible used today goes back 2,000 years.
  • (vanity) Burger King Restaurant Receipt Bible Verse

    10/01/2016 7:50:11 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 17 replies
    Self | 1 October 2016 | CodeToad
    Went to Burger King today, and noticed at the bottom of the receipt a Bible verse: "Psalms 20:4 (NIV) May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed." Maybe the owners of this franchise deserve a little recognition for their stand. Seems Chick-fil-A and a few others have taken a stand while others have turned tail and ran from their faith. So, if you are ever in the Castle Rock, Colorado area, the two Burger King restaurants are owned by the same company. Even if you don't eat there, maybe send them a nice...
  • Researchers Reconstruct Early Version of Old Testament Text From Burned Scroll

    09/27/2016 10:46:48 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 21, 2016 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ
    From a charred Hebrew scroll, researchers resurrected one of the earliest known versions of the Old Testament using a new digital reconstruction technique that may prove invaluable in revealing words from other previously unreadable finds, said scientists who plan to make the imaging software freely available. In research published in Science Advances Wednesday, computer analysts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington detailed the technology they used to reveal text within a roll of parchment reduced to charcoal in a burning synagogue 1,500 years ago, “virtually unwrapping” the scroll without ever actually touching the artifact. While important to archaeologists, the...
  • Pastor Andy Stanley says the Bible is too hard to defend

    09/22/2016 10:45:55 AM PDT · by fishtank · 306 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 9-22-16 | Lita Cosner and Scott Gillis
    Pastor Andy Stanley says the Bible is too hard to defend Evangelical pastor preaches that the Bible isn’t the foundation for the Christian faith by Lita Cosner and Scott Gillis Published: 22 September 2016 (GMT+10) Andy Stanley has a church network of over 30,000 people in the Atlanta area, and his church was rated the fastest-growing in America in 2014 and 2015.1 Recently, he has been criticized by many evangelicals for saying that we need to take the focus off the Bible and put it on the Resurrection, because he claims that gives us a firmer foundation for our faith....
  • En-Gedi: Ancient scrolls 'virtually' deciphered to reveal earliest Old Testament scripture

    09/21/2016 9:20:32 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 21 replies
    An extremely fragile, ancient Hebrew scroll has been digitally unwrapped for the first time, revealing the earliest copy ever found of an Old Testament Bible scripture. Known as the En-Gedi scroll ...
  • Obama to Netanyahu: Settlement Construction Is Threatening the Two-state Solution (final meeting)

    09/21/2016 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 55 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:58 PM | Barak Ravid
    In New York meeting, which lasted about half an hour, Obama raised 'profound U.S. concerns about the corrosive effect' of settlement activity, American official says, adding that Netanyahu pushed back.'They've never papered over their differences,' he says. New York – U.S. President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that continued construction at the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is threatening the future of the two-state solution. According to a senior American official, in their half-hour long meeting in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Obama raised "profound U.S. concerns...
  • Unearthed Where David Battled Goliath

    09/15/2016 9:16:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | September 11, 2016 | Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman
    Archaeologists believe they have found the location of the battle between David and Goliath, narrated in the Book of Samuel, in a mysterious two-gated city from the early 10th century. Known by its modern name, Khirbet Qeiyafa, the site is located in the the Elah Valley, 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem. The excavation project took nearly seven years, and was led by Professor Yosef Garfinkel, the Yigal Yadin Chair of Archeology at Hebrew UniversityÂ’s Institute of Archeology in Jerusalem, together with SaÂ’ar Ganor from the Israel Antiquities Authority and Professor Michal Hazel of Southern Adventist University of Tennessee. Through the...
  • Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? (James White dialogs with Alma Allred.)

    09/13/2016 11:11:40 AM PDT · by fishtank · 197 replies
    Aaron Shafovaloff private account You Tube ^ | Published on July 16, 2016 | James White, founder Alpha and Omega Ministries via Aaron Shafovaloff
    Is the Jesus of Mormonism the Jesus of the Bible? Aaron Shafovaloff Published on Jul 16, 2016 James White dialogs with Alma Allred. James White is a Christian apologist and founded Alpha and Omega Ministries (http://www.aomin.org/). Alma Allred is a Mormon apologist and an LDS Institute teacher (http://byteline.blogspot.com/). This event took place on July 15, 2016. It was organized by Christ Presbyterian Church in Salt Lake City (http://www.gospelutah.org/). A special thanks to Jason Wallace.
  • Andy Stanley and the “NEW Hermeneutic”

    09/11/2016 12:56:24 PM PDT · by fishtank · 20 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 9-11-16 | John barber
    Andy Stanley and the “NEW Hermeneutic” Stanley has not dealt persuasively with the so-called obstacle of “The Bible says.” He has only moved the authority for belief to autonomous reason. One wonders, then, what kind of belief Stanley is advocating. There is natural belief in “every drop of rain that falls.” But then there is saving faith, which is the gift of God. This “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Minus the Word of God, Stanley re-presents Thomistic dualism for modern evangelical use: belief is the product of rational process beginning in disbelief.
  • King James English and Orthodox Worship

    09/10/2016 9:21:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    King James English and Orthodox Worship One doesn't usually look to Orthodox Jewish sources for guidance on the kind of English that is best suited for worship, but years ago I stumbled across some very telling comments in the preface to the book "To Pray as a Jew," by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin. Commenting on his translations of the prayers his book would discuss, he says: "I have decided to retain the use of "Thou," "Thee," and "Thy" in all passages that address themselves directly to God. The more contemporary "You" and "Your," which I had at first considered using,...
  • Be the Salt and Light of change for Jesus [charismatic caucus]

    09/08/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My opposition is you, the enemy has no chance against Me in any arena! So do not fear or give in to them but continue to take back My land for this land is the hearts of those yet to be saved. I am not found where a talent is wasted for it shall be given to another . . . My Kingdom is expanding not lukewarm and so as My Mighty Ones push right through the enemy lines, you will find me with those that press into ME for as they gather together to hear ME speak it is...
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • Netanyahu tells Israeli students: Study the Bible

    09/05/2016 5:42:53 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    In America, public school students aren’t likely to hear about the Bible on the first day of classes. But, in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with 200 students, along with Education Minister Naftali Bennett, and urged them to be serious about Bible study – in the public schools. Reminiscing about his school days, Netanyahu told the students to learn and “be good children.” In his speech, he emphasized coexistence and, at the same time, the importance of learning Jewish history. “I want you to listen to me because I want you to learn – learn to write, learn to...
  • The Centurions of The Lord[ Charismatic Caucus]

    09/01/2016 8:59:25 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    Bible ,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 9-1-16 | Holy Spirit
    "My living creatures surround you for you have arrived " I AM The Guardian of your life , Nothing exists or is unseen, For I AM The eyes of those that believe, In and through all things I created to be, I AM The Author of all that you see, And of the invisible I make myself known, I AM The Author of existence That turns over every stone, So nothing I say nothing surprises Me, As far as the east is from the west and beyond I see, So rest your wholeness in My fullness for this is where...
  • Iran Deploys Long-Range Missiles at Nuclear Facility

    08/29/2016 6:43:36 AM PDT · by Lera · 37 replies
    Iran has deployed Russian-made S-300 long-range missiles in its Fordow nuclear facility, Tehran Times and other Iranian state-run media reported Sunday. State TV showed the missiles and other counter-strike weapons being transported to Fordow. The Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) is a uranium enrichment facility located 20 miles northeast of the city of Qom. The site is the second Iranian uranium enrichment facility, the other one is in Natanz. In January 2012 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that Iran had started producing uranium enriched up to 20%. Earlier on Sunday, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a...
  • Wanted: A strong UN leader and peace-maker

    08/16/2016 10:52:08 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    The Elders ^ | 7/13/2016 | Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson
    Lakhdar Brahimi and Mary Robinson call on the successful candidate for UN Secretary-General to serve one seven year term, to ensure their strength and independence. Writing in an opinion piece published around the world, they also urge P5 members to recognise that merit must trump all other considerations.
  • JESUS calls us Friend[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/12/2016 7:13:57 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 8-12-16 | HolySpirit
    You see I am not just your God I AM your friend. I do things for you that others would not consider because of the cost but I have already laid down my life for you and that is why I send my angels to shut the mouth of the lions for you and turn impossible situations around even without your request at times for truly My name is Prince of Peace and Grace is the scepter I apply to the ones that call me Lord and Savior. John 15:15 15 I do not call you servants any longer, for...
  • Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses 1st Amendment appeal

    08/11/2016 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 118 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/16 | James Wilkinson
    Marine who was court-martialed after putting up Bible verse at her desk loses First Amendment appeal in 'outrageous' federal court decisionA Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called 'outrageous'. Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses. She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a 'substantial burden'...
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...
  • Ezekiel 38 Scenario Developing Rapidly

    08/08/2016 12:15:15 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 33 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 8/8/16 | Gary
    Ever since the failed coup in Turkey, there has been a rapid alignment towards an Ezekiel 38 scenario and several of these developments need to be addressed. First, some background: Ezekiel 38 describes a war between Israel and certain surrounding nations with the enemies of Israel having the motive of taking a certain spoil.  This war has clearly not yet taken place and it appears to occur shortly before the millennial reign of the Messiah (Jesus) per the text, likely around the time of the rapture and the beginning of Daniel's 70th Week.  While there is some debate regarding Russia's...
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • The Agony and Ecstasy: How Was Scripture Inspired?

    07/29/2016 1:45:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | July 27, 2016 | STEPHEN BEALE
    Ezekiel had his fantastic vision of fire, wind, and four living creatures. John ate a sweet-and-sour scroll out of the hand of a giant angle. Isaiah had his lips scorched by a burning coal from the heavenly altar. Paul was in a catatonic state for three days. Then there’s the agonized lament of Jeremiah:You seduced me, Lord, and I let myself be seduced; you were too strong for me, and you prevailed. All day long I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage I proclaim; The word of...
  • Sorry, But We Won’t Rewrite the Bible for Gays and Lesbians

    07/07/2016 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | 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...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDIVIDUAL interest, not “public” (government) interests.

    07/04/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 1 replies
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Let us once again put INDIVIDUAL interests over “public” (government) interests. Let us proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the people (Lev. 25:10). On this Independence Day, July 4, 2016, we find ourselves wanting to celebrate freedom but freedom and the Constitution and their true meaning is no longer taught in schools. Instead socialism, the synonym for tyranny and big government, is taught and broadcast throughout the land. We’re not even sure what liberty and freedom means and many are not even sure freedom is desirable for individuals and society. How did we reach this...
  • 10 Reasons Jesus Will Come Back In Our Lifetime

    07/01/2016 2:26:42 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 76 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/1/16 | Gary
    Previously we've discussed 20 specific signs that were foretold in the Bible indicating that Christ's coming is now imminent.  This new list is a little different - these are ten indicators that we have reached the upper limits of when Christ can return.  God is sovereign and we can merely speculate, but I believe there is sound reasoning behind each of these: 1. The culmination of signs From the return of the Jews to their God-given land beginning in the late 1800s, to the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and the recapturing of Jerusalem in 1967, the signs foretold in...
  • 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...
  • 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.