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  • On the Knowability of God in the Cappadocians and St. John Chrysostom

    11/25/2015 8:13:27 PM PST · by NRx · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 11-26-2015 | Jesse Dominick
    St. Basil the Great, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Gregory the Theologian The fourth century was one of great Christological and Trinitarian controversy for the holy Orthodox Church. The Ecumenical Council at Nicea in 325 proclaimed the condemnation of the theology and person of the Alexandrian presbyter Arius who taught that the Son and Word of God was but an exalted creature, created ex nihilo by the will of God, and that, therefore, there was a time when He was not. The Synod declared that the Logos is indeed of the same essence (ομοούσιος, homoousios), or consubstantial with...
  • The cross has to go before the asylum seekers arrive

    11/27/2015 12:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Speisa ^ | 11/27/15
    Christian camps being offered as shelter for asylum seekers are told by the authorities to remove all Christian symbols. Due to the large influx of asylum seekers to Norway, UDI (Immigration authorities) has found it necessary to lodge asylum seekers in more places than ordinary reception centres. The Norwegian Missionary Society (NMS), operates several Christian camp sites, which they offer to rent to UDI. UDI says yes please, but on one condition. All Christian symbols must be removed before the asylum seekers can move in, says UDI, according to the newspaper Dagen. - We want the accommodation offered to be...
  • Was Whoopi Goldberg Right that Hitler Was a Christian?: A Historical Analysis

    11/25/2015 5:27:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | Richard Weikhart
    Whatever one thinks about the controversy over Syrian refugees and ISIS, Whoopi Goldberg's recent comments on national television trying to convince us that Christian refugees are just as scary as Muslims disseminates an idea that circulates widely on the internet, i.e., that Hitler was a Christian. She stated, "There have been a lot of horrifying there have been a lot of monster Christians. Hitler was a Christian." When her interlocutors balked at this, she then defended her position by saying, "He didn't like the Catholics, remember? So he thought of himself as a Christian person." Goldberg apparently doesn't understand that...
  • Is it really 'unchristian' to resist forced settlement of refugees?

    11/24/2015 11:57:56 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 54 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | 11-24-2015 | Alec Rooney
    Let us share a trend from Christian Action Network’s Facebook page, where supporters “Like” the things we do and haters bombard us with profanity and/or insults. When we announced our recent petition drive to keep Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe from settling Syrian refugees in our home state (it’s still open; sign it here), the negative reactions all had a similar tone: that we are “unchristian” for opposing a huge, hasty and very political importation of strangers into our midst from a region known for terrorism and extremist violence. Here are some choice examples: How Christian of you.. WWJTA? (Who would...
  • ISIS and a 1777 congressional Thanksgiving prayer (Chuck Norris on ISIS, Thanksgiving, Constitution)

    11/23/2015 10:23:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    Just after the Paris terror attacks last week, I wrote about how I thought they could go down in history as the catalyst that coalesced countries in the West and beyond into a World War III. Since then, other nations’ responses and increased terror attacks have only confirmed that we’ve entered into an unprecedented time in human history and war. Pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle criticize both the U.S. Congress and President Obama for not officially doing more to fight ISIS. Constitutionally speaking, as commander in chief of the armed forces, the president has the power...
  • The Death of Culture in the West

    11/22/2015 2:25:51 PM PST · by campg · 34 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/22/15 | Dennis Clayson
    Europe is dying. Its culture has been coming apart since World War I, and it is now almost gone. Western culture is beginning its descent in America as well. It is a tragedy, and many people will have their lives made miserable and many more will die before it is resolved. Yet there are some who actually celebrate the death of western Christian culture. They act like petulant children, incapable of imagining that they could ever drown, who are drilling holes through the bottom of their boat because a service provider didn’t smile at them. They are so myopic all...
  • What is a Just War?

    11/21/2015 2:44:25 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 36 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | November 19, 2015 | Fr. John Lathrop
    adical Islam (al-Qaeda, ISIS, or whatever name it goes by) has not only declared war but has waged war against United States, Western civilization and all Christians since September 11, 2001. This is more than terrorism, it is war, as witnessed by the recent attacks in Paris, the downing of the Russian airliner, the beheading of captives and the brutal war being waged by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It is time for Congress to declare war against ISIS and all other radical Islamic groups. It is time for United States, its allies, and willing partners to use our considerable...
  • The BEST Pro-Christian, Anti-Muslim Rant/Presentation You Ever Seen...

    11/21/2015 11:38:13 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Ann Barnhardt Thevideo below surely merits an hour of your valuable time- bless your heart Ann Barnhardt- great job here. Some of it's a bitharsh,but the reality of Islam ain't pretty, truth be told. This woman is a truly inspirational warrior for Christ- we need more like her. Why doesn't Pope Francis sound more like this? The Catholic Church didn't get as rich and powerful as it is by being a milquetoast religion, after all. Of course at this time it's particularly relevant- quite a valuable education for 60 mins, and good to know what sort of people Obama's...
  • Cruz Looks to Secure Another Major Endorsement in Iowa

    11/20/2015 8:31:42 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 3 replies
    TexasTribune ^ | 11/20/2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Ted Cruz is back on the hunt for another big-name endorsement in Iowa. After securing the backing of U.S. Rep. Steve King on Monday, Cruz, the U.S. senator from Texas, is entering the homestretch of his quest to win over social conservative kingmaker Bob Vander Plaats — an effort that comes to a critical juncture Friday night. That's when Cruz joins six other Republican presidential candidates for a roundtable discussion in Des Moines hosted by The Family Leader, an influential organization helmed by Vander Plaats. The Presidential Family Forum, as the event is called, could go a long way toward...
  • Former Muslim in Bradford is beaten up for converting to Christianity

    11/19/2015 9:57:55 AM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 11/19/2015 | Catholic Herald
    A Bradford man has been brutally assaulted by a gang after converting from Islam to Christianity. Father-of-six Nissar Hussain was left needing surgery after the group broke his kneecap and hand on Wednesday, with a pickaxe handle being used by one of the assailants. Mr Hussain, 49, is recovering in hospital after the attacks, which follow a long line of incidents following his family’s conversion to Christianity over a decade ago. Mr Hussain has said that he and his family are virtual prisoners in their home as a consequence.
  • Why are Donald Trump and some conservative Christians angry with Starbucks?

    11/11/2015 2:41:46 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 45 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | PTI
    On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse ethnic backgrounds who proudly wear our green apron." Starbucks is pushing back against suggestions stoked by Republican presidential contender Donald Trump that this year's minimalist design for its holiday cups is a slap at Christmas. Responding to questions about the cups, the Seattle-based coffee purveyor today touted its "exclusive Christmas Blend Vintage 2015" one of several Christmas-themed products available in its stores. On its website, Starbucks pointedly said it was introducing the blend on behalf of its 300,000 employees "from diverse...
  • Carson’s Stumbles Could Benefit Ted Cruz in Iowa

    11/06/2015 11:10:57 AM PST · by Isara · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | November 6, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    There are whispers in Iowa that volunteer supporters of Ted Cruz have been spreading malicious rumors about Dr. Ben Carson, claiming he is a supporter of mandatory vaccinations and conducted research using the tissue of aborted babies. Though they could hurt Carson with the evangelical voters who have flocked to him in Iowa and across the country, none of these attacks have gotten much oxygen on the national stage - certainly not from Cruz himself. Cruz has the ability and desire to appeal to the Christian conservatives who tend to dominate the Iowa caucuses, but Carson has emerged as the...
  • No Longer Slaves (Video/Song)

    11/04/2015 5:30:37 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4 Nov 15 | Jonathan David & Melissa Helser
    No Longer Slaves // Jonathan David & Melissa Helser // We Will Not Be Shaken Official Lyric Video
  • Billy Graham's Warning to American Churches: 'Prepare for Persecution'

    11/04/2015 6:04:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/03/2015 | Christian Post
    he Rev. Billy Graham has issued a written warning to America's churches: "Prepare for persecution." The renowned preacher and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association penned a commentary that was posted on his website last week and is slated to appear in the November edition of Decision magazine. In the magazine, Graham notes that the American church has been largely unfamiliar with persecution, writing that this "immunity to persecution that Christians in our country have experienced in the past two or three centuries is unusual."
  • Christmas "buycott" to back Christian friendly businesses

    11/03/2015 6:05:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With 70 percent of "faith consumers" eager to shop at Christian friendly stores, a new pre-Christmas campaign has opened to steer them to the right businesses and encourage others firms through a "buycott" to be more welcoming.

    11/02/2015 12:57:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 2, 2015 | Liam Deacon
    Some primary schools and daycare centres in the region of Dusseldorf, Germany have renamed the Christian festival of Saint Martin’s the ‘festival of lights’ to appease the children of Turkish immigrants and newly arrived ‘refugees’. The Acting Headmistress of Salesian Montessori Community School in Oberkassel, Nanette Weidelt, told the Rheinische Post that the new name had been adopted, “in order to facilitate integration”.
  • Christian festival curbed as concession to Muslims (German schools worry about feelings of refugees)

    11/02/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by amorphous · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Several schools in Germany have canceled an annual Christian celebration named after Saint Martin and replaced it with the more generic and secular festival of lights in consideration of the feelings of thousands of Muslims who have migrated to the country in recent days. On top of that, numerous Dusseldorf daycare centers have outright abolished the celebration altogether, due to consideration for the refugees, Infowars reported, citing the Epoch Times.
  • H.Res. 459: Christians in the Middle East are victims of genocide.

    10/30/2015 11:40:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Sword and Shield of Hawai'i ^ | Oct. 30 , 2015 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    “(3) encourages the Administration to offer safety to Christians fleeing genocide by offering them priority in receiving refugee status and being admitted into the United States.”
  • BREAKING: High school boots praying football coach

    10/29/2015 7:26:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    foxnews ^ | Oct. 28, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Coach Joe Kennedy has been booted from the locker room at Bremerton High School in Washington State, Fox News has learned exclusively. Superintendent Aaron Leavell placed the longtime coach on administrative leave after he refused to stop his post-game prayers.“Effective immediately, pending further District review of your conduct, you are placed on paid administrative leave from your position as an assistant coach with the Bremerton High School football program,” Level wrote to the coach in an Oct. 28th letter. “You may not participate, in any capacity, in BHS football program activities.”
  • Patriarch Kirill: The West is no longer Christian

    10/28/2015 1:03:01 PM PDT · by Altenkrug · 24 replies
    CypLive ^ | October 28, 2015
    Western countries do not identify themselves with the Christian tradition and harass those who defend Christian values, said Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on Wednesday at a meeting with US preacher Franklin Graham at the St. Daniel Monastery. "Russian Church during the Cold War was actively developing relations with Western Christians. We were living in difficult conditions of atheistic ideology and perceived Western civilization as Christian civilization. We appreciated the freedom in which they lived, Christians in the West, and considered them our brothers and allies" - said the Patriarch. He stressed with regret that in recent years...
  • Watch: Rap anthem hails Ted Cruz as a gift from God fighting for freedom

    10/28/2015 9:26:07 AM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 28, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    WASHINGTON–From street art to coloring books, Sen. Ted Cruz’s fans have creative ways of praising him. Now you can add a hip-hop anthem to the list.Entitled “Time for Truth”–like Cruz’s autobiography–the nearly five-minute jam is written straight out of Cruz’s presidential campaign platform. It also calls the senator “a gift from God,” fighting career politicians and “[leading] us back to freedom, our Constitution and Jesus.”“Are you fed up with the excuses? / Ted Cruz has got your back. / Standing for America on marriage and Super PACs / Taking down the Washington Cartel / He’s fighting for our well being...
  • ENOUGH, There comes a time when medical treatment won't work, only GOD can.

    10/27/2015 8:29:20 AM PDT · by GailA · 29 replies
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  • Special Privilege Muslim Truck Drivers Win Lawsuit After Refusing To Deliver Demon Alcohol...

    10/25/2015 10:39:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Rickwells.US ^ | 10/25/15 | Rick Wells
    "Special Privilege Muslim Truck Drivers Win Lawsuit After Refusing To Deliver Demon Alcohol, Do Their Jobs" Over-the-road company truck drivers arent generally allowed to select their loads by any national carrier. They are sent a dispatch, expected to accept it and go pick it up. Thats the understanding when youre hired, the rules the industry operates under and what is expected of employees. If more consistency in runs or commodity type is needed, local delivery jobs, cement, produce, building materials or the like, perhaps beer or soda, offer an alternative. Thats the system unless youre an entitled, argumentative, self-aggrandized Muslim...
  • Christians Persecuted by Muslims Even in the West

    10/25/2015 8:24:46 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 26 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | October 20, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Last April, police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants hurled as many as 53 Christians overboard during a crossing from Libya. The motive was that the victims "professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim." Another report cited a boy seen praying to the Judeo-Christian God. Muslims commanded him to stop, saying "Here, we only pray to Allah." Eventually the Muslims "went mad," in the words of a witness, started screaming "Allahu Akbar!" and began hurling Christians into the sea. It gets worse. When Christian refugees finally do make it to Western shores, they continue to be attacked by...
  • 8 Bands You Didnt Realize Were Christian

    10/16/2015 7:31:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    BeliefNet ^ | 10/15/2015
    These eight bands may not have the Christian Rock label but biblical themes and their Christian faith are at the root of much of their music. 1. Lenny Kravitz American rock singer-songwriter, Lenny Kravitz is a devout Christian and his spirituality transcends not only in the spiritual themes of his music but also in his personal life he committed to remain celibate for years and has a cross tattoo on his back as a reminder of his faith. Did you know Kravitzs song Are You Gonna Go My Way? is about Jesus? 2. U2 From the Bono led Irish...
  • Its Truly a Miracle Kidnapped Syrian Priest Escapes from ISIS Clutches

    10/16/2015 6:28:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/15/15 | CNA/EWTN
    Father Jacques Mourad credited the Virgin Mary and a Muslim friend for his rescue.HOMS, Syria A Syrian priest captured by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in May thought he would die for his faith. Now, he credits the Virgin Mary and the help of a Muslim friend for his escape. This is the miracle the Good Lord gave me while I was a prisoner I was waiting for the day I would die, but with a great inner peace, the Syriac Catholic priest, Father Jacques Mourad, told Italian TV 2000. I had no problem dying for the name of...
  • Damon Whitsell's How2becomeachristian Apologetics Network ON FACEBOOK

    10/15/2015 11:55:47 PM PDT · by damonw · 2 replies
    How2BecomAChristian Apologetics ^ | 10/16/2015 | Damon Whitsell
    I have been blessed to serve the Lord and his people full time for about 15 years. Coming from a family with 3 different cults, I have studied theology and cult apologetics off and on for over 30 years. PLEASE SHARE THIS SITE WITH YOUR FRIENDS. I have many years of work, about 40 apologetics webites, here for people to benefit from. It is my goal that in all things that I do, my Lord Jesus will be glorified and His will to be done in my life and on earth as it is in heaven. May His will be...
  • 'My Father is in Heaven'--Egyptian Martyrs Get Their Own Church at Last

    10/15/2015 8:43:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Aid to the Church in Need ^ | 10/13/15 | Oliver Maksan
    "I am proud of my father--not just for my own sake, but because he has honored the whole Church. He did not deny his faith. That is something wonderful. We pray for the perpetrators, that they may be converted." CAIROThe gruesome images of the 21 Christians who were beheaded in last February by Islamic State terrorists have left a deep imprint on the memory of Christian Egyptians. Now a new church dedicated to the martyrswho are formally recognized as such by Egypts Coptic Orthodox Churchwill honor their memory in a tangible fashion: this weekafter a long delaywork began on laying...
  • Atlanta officials in court: Christian city employees not allowed to express their beliefs

    10/15/2015 6:30:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/15 | Dan Calabrese
    " . . . when you're a city employee, and those thoughts, beliefs and opinions are different from the city's, you have to check them at the door." Just in case youve forgotten, gay rights and gay marriage wont affect you in any way. Remember that promise? Dont like gay marriage? Dont enter into one. Thats all you have to do and youre square, bro. But that was always a lie, and as weve discussed in this space many times, the gay marriage and gay rights movements were never really about what they claimed to be about at all. They...
  • Another Denomination Slips Into the Great Falling Away

    10/14/2015 8:11:46 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/14/2015 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    Apostasy is rising in the body of Christ. Indeed, wheat and the tares are growing up together and it's becoming more apparent which are which. As I've said several times over the past few years, the great falling away is underway. The latest denomination to fall at Jezebel's hand is the Dutch Reformed Church. In a landmark vote, the church has decided to recognize same-sex relationships. Jesus warned the church not to tolerate the spirit of Jezebel, which teaches and seduces God's servants to commit sexual immorality and engage in idolatry (Rev. 2:20). The Dutch Reformed Church didn't even put...
  • The Birth of Islam

    10/13/2015 9:25:30 AM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 25 replies
    the Metropolitan Museum of Art ^ | Contemporary 2015 | Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Born in Mecca, in western Arabia, Muhammad (ca. 570632), last in the line of Judeo-Christian prophets, received his first revelation in 610. Muslims believe that the word of God was revealed to him by the archangel Gabriel in Arabic, who said, "Recite in the name of thy Lord " (Sura 96). These revelations were subsequently collected and codified as the Quran (literally "recitation" in Arabic), the Muslim holy book. As the source of Muslim faith and practice, the Quran describes the relationship between an almighty and all-knowing God and his creations. The Quran also maintains that all individuals are responsible...
  • Franklin Graham: World silent on Christian genocide

    10/12/2015 8:52:49 PM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 12 Oct 2015
    Franklin Graham, the chief of both Samaritans Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is raising the question about why the world is silent while ISIS carries out genocide against Christians. It is genocide, he wrote on Monday in a post on Facebook on a topic he has previously addressed. And the world seems largely silent about it. He continued, Genocide perpetrated by the Islamic State against Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities of Syria and Iraq. And their methods are unimaginably cruel and heinous. Just a few days ago it was revealed that three Assyrian Christians were executed on...
  • True and False Guilt [Attack on Columbus Day is an attack on God Sovereignty and Christianity]

    10/12/2015 6:07:00 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies ^ | 10/12/2010 | Bill Randles
    Another Columbus day has come and gone and those who resent Western Civilisation have used the occasion to try to shame us into a state of collective guilt for being happy about the discovery of the New World. Tongue in cheek indeed, they mockingly say that the way to celebrate the day Columbus set foot on an island in the Caribbean, would be to take someone elses house, or to give them a case of smallpox. There are many who are even calling for October 11 to become a national day of mourning for what Europeans have done to indigenous...
  • Warning: Sex-assault epidemic in churches (Expert: Preventing 'molestation' demands...)

    10/07/2015 3:43:29 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 3, 2015 | Unattributed
    Around the world, Christians are targeted for persecution and martyrdom, something that is developing even in the United States. But even as church leaders increasingly are on guard against threats of murderous violence, experts warn they may be ignoring a far more common threat sexual assault against congregants. Sexual assaults taking place on church property is an epidemic in our nation, Carl Gallups told WND. The reasons for it are numerous (and sometimes complex), but the main problem is that most churches have an abysmal lack of adequate security measures. While many churches are concerned about the growing trend...
  • Workers remove Ten Commandments monument from Oklahoma Capitol grounds

    10/06/2015 6:47:19 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 67 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 06, 2015 | FoxNews
    Workers began removing a Ten Commandments monument from the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol late Monday in accordance with a court order. The Daily Oklahoman reported that the six-foot high monument would be reinstalled outside the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a conservative think tank. A contractor hired by the state began removing the monument shortly after 10:30 p.m. local time The works comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision in June that the display violates a state constitutional prohibition on the use of public property to support "any sect, church, denomination or system of religion."
  • Bradford UK Family being driven out of their home after converting from Islam to Christianity

    10/06/2015 5:08:59 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | 3 October 2015 | UK News
    A family who converted from Islam to Christianity say they are being driven out of their home for the SECOND TIME by neighbours who accuse them of blasphemy. Nissar Hussain, his wife Kubra and their six children claim they have become "prisoners in their own home" as neighbours attack them in the street, smash their car windscreens and throw eggs at their windows. "Our lives have been sabotaged and this shouldn't happen in the United Kingdom," Nissar said. The family claim their neighbours are targeting them because the family decided to convert to Christianity. Nissar, 49 who had to...
  • ISIS executes 12 Christians- 2 women raped in public, beheadedfor refusing to renounce Jesus

    10/05/2015 12:57:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 167 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 10-5-2015 | Shianee Mamanglu-Regala
    Islamic State militants have brutally murdered 12 Christians, including the 12-year-old son of a Syrian ministry team leader who had planted nine churches, for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ and embrace Islam instead, the Gospel Herald reported. The horrific executions took place last Aug. 28 in an unnamed village outside Aleppo, Syria, according to Christian Aid Mission, a humanitarian group that assists indigenous Christian workers in their native countries. "In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop...
  • Trump Didnt Know the Camera Was On (VIDEO)

    Conservative Republican Donald Trump is leading in all the polls by historic margins. Trump, who is a Presbyterian, recently held a meeting with 40 religious leaders at his Trump Towers office. Christian Pastor David Jeremiah along with television evangelist Jan Crouch, Pastor Darrell Scott, and Jews for Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider. While candidates have been open about sharing their faith in recent decades, true Christians act as Christians at all times even when no one is watching. The two and a half hour meeting about faith was constructive, and all reports are that Trump asked the Lord for wisdom and...
  • Actor James Woods: 'Hate Crime Massacre of Christians Finally Silences Obama'

    10/02/2015 6:58:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 2, 2015 | Mark Judge
    26 year-old gunman Chris Harper Mercer opened fire on the campus on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven. Mercer reportedly singled out Christians for death by asking the religion of potential victims before firing on them. Mercer was then shot and killed by law enforcement. In a series of tweets on October 2, Woods argued that because the victims were Christian, both resident Obama and the media would lose interest in the story. "NY Times writes a front page story about a hate massacre targeting Christians without using the word 'Christians,'" Woods tweeted, linking to story in the New...
  • The Church and the Tribulation

    10/02/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 2 Oct 15 | Don McGee
    A lot of anxiety has been stirred up recently over the teaching that the Church will go through some, if not all of the time known as the Great Tribulation. Jesus referred to this special time in Matthew 24:21, and it has been the springboard for books and movies that portray some very terrifying things to come. Some Christians, thinking that the Church will go through it, are worried and are doing their best to make plans to survive the seven years.They are stockpiling food, water, precious metals, guns and ammunition, etc., in the hope of making it alive until...
  • 3 things you need to know about the latest Oregon killings

    10/02/2015 6:28:16 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 32 replies ^ | 10/2/15 | Steve Berman
    You need to know three things about the Oregon killings, the latest senseless act of hate directed at Christians in America. The father of shooting victim Anastasia Boylan, who was shot in the back and survived, said thisafter talking to his daughter before her surgery about Christopher Harper Mercers killing spree at a Rosewood, Oregon community college. I dont know how much time elapsed before he was able to stand there and start asking people one by one what their religion was. Are you a Christian? he asked them. And if youre a Christian stand up, and he said Good....
  • Oregon Gunman Singled Out Christians During Rampage

    10/01/2015 4:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 175 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Chris Perez
    The gunman who opened fire at an Oregon community college was forcing people to stand up and state their religion before he began blasting away at them, survivors said Thursday. A woman who claimed to have a grandmother inside the Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall, where the massacre unfolded, described the scene in a tweet. The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian, she wrote. If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, or didnt answer, they were shot in the legs. My grandma just got to my...
  • Soul Mates? Why Many Christian Marriages End Up In Divorce

    09/30/2015 2:40:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | 09/29/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    You want to know one reason why so many Christian marriages end up in divorce? Ronald Reagan once quipped that the trouble with his political opponents, is not that they are ignorant. Its just that they know so much that isnt so. Well, Ive had a bee in my bonnet for years over something that far too many of my fellow Christians believe in that just isnt so. I speak, gentle listener, of the whole soul mate nonsense, especially when it comes to finding a husband or wife. Let me be perfectly clear: No matter how many ads for Christian...
  • Franklin Graham: Russian Air Strikes May Prevent Christian Bloodbath

    09/30/2015 4:18:20 PM PDT · by donna · 21 replies ^ | 09/30/15 | Bill Hoffmann
    Rev. Franklin Graham, the influential son of beloved evangelist Billy Graham, tells Newsmax TV the pounding Russian air force strikes in Syria may end up saving countless numbers of persecuted Christians. "What Russia is doing may save the lives of Christians in the Middle East," Graham, president and CEO of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Wednesday to J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "Newsmax Prime." "You understand that the Syrian government for their good and for their bad over the history of this country, they have protected Christians, they have protected minorities from the Islamists."
  • CHURCH OF CHRIST: A Lesson on The Trump Card Fallacy and The Obvious Fallacy

    09/28/2015 11:51:11 AM PDT · by damonw · 1 replies
    If you have ever debated with hard-line Church of Christ members you are probably aware that many of them will resort to using some very fallacious tactics in defending their truth claims. One ex-Church of Christ writer from the site correctly claims The Church of Christ denomination uses four main tactics in debating their pet doctrines. These tactics are generally used by all cultic groups. They are: 1. Change the subject 2. Take scripture out of context 3. Straw man arguments 4. Ad hominem attacks (attacking you instead of the issue) The way to counter these tactics is very...
  • Where 'gays' are heroes, pedophiles victims, Christians crazy (morality's continued 'evolution'...)

    09/28/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | September 25, 2015 | Unattributed
    Experts say morality's continued 'evolution' has no limits Traditional morality regarding sex isnt just collapsing, its being inverted. Homosexuals, whose behavior once was illegal and reviled, are heroes. Pedophiles, considered among the lowest of the low for millennia, are being characterized as victims. And if you think theres something wrong about all of this, you might have a mental disorder. Its a perspective that Paul Kengor, a university professor, historian and author of Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, argues is being pursued aggressively by Democrats. Once upon a time, you would have...
  • Pope Says Civil Marriage And Christian Marriage No Longer The Same In U.S.

    09/27/2015 9:31:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | September 27, 2015 | Dr. Thomas D. Williams,PH.D.
    Pope Francis warns marriage has been stretched and distorted in the United States, to the point where it is no longer even similar to the Christian sacrament of matrimony. The pontiff noted the unprecedented changes taking place in contemporary society, with their social, cultural and sadly now juridical effects on family bonds, referring to the Supreme Course decision in June to legalize same-sex marriage for the entire nation in Obergefell v. Hodges.
  • Spirit survives as Syrian city of Maaloula clears away the rubble

    09/24/2015 11:02:46 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 6 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Michael Jansen
    The 14th-century Christian town of Maaloula is rising again from the ruins and rubble of eight months of occupation by insurgents determined to obliterate churches, convents and Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus and his disciples. The streets of the newer quarters and narrow alleyways of the old city are clear of debris and charred wooden beams from collapsed buildings. Street lights glow orange on lamp posts although the electricity supply is fitful and uncertain. Just like Damascus, says municipal councillor Joseph Saadeh. I last visited Maaloula on April 15th, 2014, with a handful of other journalists taken by Syrian...
  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers appears to take a jab at Seahawk Russell Wilson (Mocks God)

    09/21/2015 7:10:22 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 09/21/2015 | Bob Condotta
    Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldnt be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch. But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks comeback to God. Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal...
  • Answer to Obama's faith question

    09/20/2015 11:30:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies
    Bible | 20 September 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The answer to Obama's faith is really very easy. In the scripture, Jesus says, Matthew 7:15 "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Matthew 7:16 "You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes, nor figs from thistles, are they? Matthew 7:17 "Even so, every good tree bears good fruit; but the bad tree bears bad fruit. Matthew 7:18 "A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Matthew 7:19 "Every tree that does not bear good fruit is...