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  • Sexuality and the Christian Faith: A Google Hangout w/ Rosaria Butterfield on October 16 at 3pm

    10/08/2015 5:16:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/8/15 | Nathan Bingham
    .....On October 16 at 3pm, we will be joined by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield to discuss sexuality, our culture’s objection to biblical morality, and what it looks like for Christians to speak the truth in love. Dr. Butterfield is a pastor’s wife, mother, homeschool teacher, and author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.
  • Our Lady of Victory

    10/07/2015 8:02:26 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 20 replies
    Understanding The Threat ^ | 7 Oct 15 | John Guandolo
    Today, October 7th, the free West celebrates and remembers that on this date in 1571 the last great naval battle of oared ships took place in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece). Known as the Battle of Lepanto – where the Muslims had their fleet – this was the first defeat of the Muslim Turks at sea by Christian forces.
  • On This Day in 1571

    10/06/2015 10:57:42 PM PDT · by John Locke · 8 replies
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Lepanto White founts falling in the courts of the sun, And the Soldan of Byzantium is smiling as they run; There is laughter like the fountains in that face of all men feared, It stirs the forest darkness, the darkness of his beard, It curls the blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips, For the inmost sea of all the earth is shaken with his ships. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss,...
  • Salon’s Embarrassing Try At Refuting Ben Carson And Smearing America

    10/06/2015 10:35:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | October 6, 2015 | Caleb Howe
    You can tell when a Republican candidate is making waves. They become noticeable to the left. Their words get picked apart. The most perfect inverse ratio in the world is how popular a Republican is becoming compared to how stupid liberal outlets portray him to be. The poll numbers and reported IQ create a mathematical harmony not seen since the golden ratio. Dr. Ben Carson has been polling very well and gaining in both primary popularity and national profile. The world class surgeon must therefore be getting stupider by the second. Enter Salon dot com. Salon ran an article over...
  • Fighting Back Against the Truest Enemies of Liberty(Vanity)

    10/06/2015 5:59:56 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    American Faith Today | October 6,2015 | American Faith Today
    You know, I heard on the incredible radio program of Bob Burney today, which I don't listen to nearly enough, what took place last night in Oklahoma. In the dead of the night, they cowardly removed a Ten Commandments monument from the state capitol grounds. When you do this at 10:30 at night, yes those are the actions of cowards. I'm reading these days in Deuteronomy, as some of you who listen to my modest Blog Talk show may be aware. What does God instruct in Deuteronomy Chapter 27, the first 8 verses? He instructs His people to keep His...
  • 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...
  • The Next Big Science vs. Church Battle: Can Transhumanism and Christianity Co-Exist?

    10/05/2015 3:29:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/04/15 | Michael Gryboski
    Can churches engage transhumanism, which may very well be the next big science vs. religion battle, positively or should they absolutely resist this movement, an academic institution in Alabama asked during a multi-day event focused on whether Christianity and Transhumanism could co-exist. Samford University's Center for Science and Religion held the event, titled "Transhumanism and the Church," which took place from Sept. 24-26 and featured 27 presentations with approximately 120 attendees for the opening lecture alone. Transhumanism is the theory that science and technology can be used to advance the evolution of human beings beyond current physical and mental limitations....
  • The Great Grace Deception and ‘Swagging Towards Jesus’

    10/02/2015 3:26:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In response to Justin Bieber’s latest profession of faith in Jesus, Candace Cameron Bure on “The View” said, “I think it’s important to remember that when someone says they’re a Christian it doesn’t mean they’re perfect. They are just a recognized sinner in need of God’s grace.” She continued, “And so that’s all Justin was saying. He recognizes that.” She went on to explain that he’s made mistakes in the past and will still do so, but that we should applaud him and encourage him to continue to be a good role model. In my open letter to Justin Bieber...
  • The Christian Temptation Towards Socialism

    10/02/2015 9:53:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2015 | Marc Fitch
    The last temptation of Christ may not have occurred in the desert when Satan confronted Jesus. In the biblical book of Matthew, Christ goes alone into the desert and fasts for 40 days. While he is starving, the Devil confronts and tempts him: “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” Christ answers, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” The Christian church, both Catholic and Protestant, has faced a similar temptation to turn stone into bread in the form of socialism....
  • Tim Tebow Surprises Teen Cancer Patient in Hospital

    10/01/2015 6:53:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 9/30/15
    Football player Tim Tebow paid 13-year-old Nathaniel Nelson a visit at the Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • CHURCH OF CHRIST: Preaching a Plan of Salvation instead of the Man Jesus Christ

    09/28/2015 12:01:53 PM PDT · by damonw · 28 replies
    “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.” (Romans 5:19) I find that when many Church of Christ’ers talk about salvation or being saved, they do not even use or have the correct definition of save, saved or salvation in mind. The terms in Hebrew, Greek and English predominantly means to deliver, to rescue from harm or danger, to deliver from sin, to preserve and protect. These actions come from outside of us. They are not something we do. We are merely recipients. Webster’s defines salvation as...

    09/28/2015 11:55:25 AM PDT · by damonw · 40 replies
    There is the commonly heard CoC 5 step plan of salvation which is “Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, and Baptism“. But this is by no means the standard CoC plan of salvation. Many CoCers include living a faithful christian life, growing in the faith or continuing in the way of Jesus as a 6th step. And Walter Scott originally had 6 steps in his plan of salvation which he said was “Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Remission of Sins, Gift of the Holy Spirit and Eternal Life”. But before he had 6 steps Scott only had 3 steps in his plan and they...
  • CO Attorney General Orders Boulder to Stop Issuing Fake Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/27/2015 6:29:57 PM PDT · by lonestar67 · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Update: Hall ignored the deadline and proceeded to issue unconstitutional marriage licenses. As reported by The Denver Post: "This was not a hard decision. I'm proud to do this for my community," Hall said Tuesday afternoon, adding, "it's not about politics. This is about people who love each other." Hall's office has issued 88 marriage licenses to same-sex couples since Wednesday, when the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals struck Utah's ban on gay marriage.
  • 'Islam all about hating and killing': Muslim woman turns to Christ after reading Quran

    09/27/2015 8:05:29 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 26 Sept 15 | Andre Mitchell
    Mona Walter says in Christianity it is 'love your enemy' but in Islam it is 'kill your enemy.' Mona Walter grew up in Somalia, believing in the Islamic faith, but without actually having read the holy book of the Muslims, the Quran. At age 19, Walter went to Sweden as a war refugee. She recalled getting excited about being in a modern European nation, primarily because finally, she will be able to read the Quran. "I discovered Islam first in Sweden. In Somalia, you're just a Muslim, without knowing the Quran. But then you come to Sweden and you go...
  • The Economic Fallacies of Progressive Christianity

    09/26/2015 6:31:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/26/2015 | David French
    When it comes to considering the arguments of newly resurgent Christian progressives, we hold these truths to be self-evident: Jesus was not a socialist, the Bible is not an economics textbook, and while scripture commands believers to help the poor, it also commands the poor to help themselves. As Pope Francis gains rock-star status on the economic left, Christians would do well to remember not just scripture, but the economic reality of recent world experience. This morning, the pope addressed Congress with relative restraint. Rather than decrying the perceived excesses of global capitalism — calling it, as he once...
  • Syria's Christians Back Assad

    09/24/2015 10:26:34 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 19 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | July 2011 | Christianity Today
    This spring, many Syrian Christians rejected protestors' demands for embattled president Bashar al-Assad to resign. But Christians did broadly endorse democratic reforms that would bring an end to dictatorship. "We do not support those who are calling for the fall of the regime, simply because we are [for] the process of reform and changes," said Yohanna Ibrahim, Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan of Aleppo, at a religious summit in France. In late May, International Christian Concern, an evangelical ministry to the persecuted church, released to Christianity Today an anonymous open letter from a "trusted Syrian source" that explains why many Syrian Christians...
  • Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter.

    09/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 23, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    “Wake Up!”: Muslim Persecution of Christians Abetted by the West Mideast Christians beg Western governments to stop aiding the slaughter. September 23, 2015 Raymond Ibrahim    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute.Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Not only is the Islamic State (IS) persecuting Christians but so are the U.S.-supported “rebel” forces, which the Obama administration assures are “moderate.”  According to a recent NPR report, “With backing from U.S. allies, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia, this [U.S. supported] rebel coalition fights both the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS....
  • Still Defending 'Christian' Obama

    09/23/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The Obama years may be winding down, but our President Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. CNN's latest poll asked respondents "Do you happen to know what religion Barack Obama is?" and "Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?" A major American media outlet asking these basic biographical questions after Obama's been president for six and a half years seems to be asking "How inadequate are we?" But what they're actually fishing for is a "crazy conservative fringe" argument now that Donald Trump is on top of the GOP presidential race. Seventy-five percent correctly...
  • Roman Catholicism [free audio download]

    09/23/2015 8:56:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Ligonier ^ | RC Sproul
    The Roman Catholic Church claims to be the one, true church established by Jesus Christ. The Reformers of the sixteenth century rejected this claim, pointing to numerous conflicts between Scripture and Roman Catholic doctrine and practice. What are the differences that divide Roman Catholics and Protestants? Are they important? In this series, R.C. Sproul carefully and respectfully looks at the doctrines that are at the heart of the Catholic-Protestant divide.
  • Samuel Huntington’s Clash Of Civilizations Is Real

    09/23/2015 7:07:50 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 6 replies
    Right Side News ^ | September 23, 2015 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    Only The Blind And The Stupid Can’t See It By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Samuel Huntington’s Thesis In 1993 the late Harvard professor of political science, Dr. Samuel P. Huntington, published an article, “The Clash of Civilizations?,” that has provoked continuing heated controversy in both the academic world and in the halls of government. Dr. Huntington’s contentious thesis, in light of the end of the Cold War with the collapse of the Soviet Union, was: It is my hypothesis that the fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great...
  • Christianity, Muslims, Resident 0bama

    09/23/2015 6:31:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    The Obama years may be winding down, but our President Obama-loving media never stops being hypersensitive about the man. CNN's latest poll asked respondents "Do you happen to know what religion Barack Obama is?" and "Where was Barack Obama born, as far as you know?" A major American media outlet asking these basic biographical questions after Obama's been president for six and a half years seems to be asking "How inadequate are we?" But what they're actually fishing for is a "crazy conservative fringe" argument now that Donald Trump is on top of the GOP presidential race. Seventy-five percent correctly...
  • How Far Has Obama Gone to Offend Christians? Even This News Outlet Noticed

    09/23/2015 6:00:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 23 Sep 15 | ROB SCHWARZWALDER
    Monday's Washington Post carries one of the most remarkable and surprising op-eds that paper has published in a long time. Note: This op-ed is the paper's own “voice,” not a piece by a columnist. Commenting on the Obama administration's inclusion of “transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and a nun who criticizes church policies on abortion and euthanasia” in the welcoming ceremony planned for the Pope's upcoming visit, the Post comments: What struck us as we read about this small controversy is the contrast between the administration's apparent decision to risk a bit of rudeness in the case...
  • Is the Bible Sexist?

    10/06/2008 3:12:50 PM PDT · by RogerFGay · 23 replies · 386+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | October 6, 2008 | Bess Twiston Davies
    Delilah is dangerous, Jezebel, wicked, and as for Eve... Whether they are temptresses, harlots or simply Old Testament chattels, women (it is often argued) get a raw deal in Scripture, with the odd saintly exception (the virgin Mary). But new research into Biblical women shows that the majority receive positive or matter-of-fact write-ups. Words such as "blessed", "righteous" "outstanding" and - of course - "beautiful" crop up in descriptions of 60 of the Bible's 175 female characters, according to research from The Bible Society.
  • Ohio factory worker fired for recommending Christian movie to lesbian co-worker

    09/18/2015 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/18/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Because it "made her feel uncomfortable". Gay marriage won’t affect you at all. Gay rights won’t take away your rights at all. Remember those? Seems like a long time ago that the secular left was making those claims, when in fact its was only a few months ago. Before Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Before Memories Pizza. Before Kim Davis. And let’s talk about Kim Davis for a second, because the secular left claims the issue with her is not her faith, but that she didn’t do her job - an argument that implies that as long as she did her...
  • William Buckley and Malcolm Muggeridge on Sharing the Christian Faith

    09/17/2015 7:58:15 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 18 Sep 15 | buckley and Muggeridge
  • And the World Will Be as One

    09/17/2015 4:57:05 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 17 Sep 15 | Alice Johnson Childs
    “And in the latter time of their kingdom when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his powers shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the Holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many...” (Daniel 8:23-25a). In 1971 when I was 17 (and yes, I realize I...
  • I am a Christian, but...[2 Thess 2]

    09/17/2015 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Denny Burk
    By now many of you have no doubt seen the viral video “I’m a Christian, but…” (click the image above to view it). Not only has the video been making the rounds, but the hashtag #IAmAChristianBut is ubiquitous on social media right now. After you watch the video, it’s obvious that this is a propaganda piece for a version of Christianity that is Christian in name only–a progressivist vision of the faith that has more to do with maintaining street-cred with Christianity’s cultured despisers than with the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3). It is what...
  • ‘They Are Satan’s Church’: Famed Pastor’s Tough Message ...(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    09/16/2015 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 14, 2014 | Billy Hallowell
    Full Title: ‘They Are Satan’s Church’: Famed Pastor’s Tough Message for Christian Denominations Condoning Homosexuality Famed pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, recently reacted to denominations that have taken more liberal approaches to gay marriage, among other issues, telling TheBlaze that “they have no allegiance to the Bible.” MacArthur, author of “Being a Dad Who Leads,” said that these denominations — like Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), which recently voted to allow same-sex nuptials — and their associated seminaries have been skirting scriptural tenets for decades. He patently described them as “false churches” that fail to teach...
  • Western European vs. Eastern European Responses to Mass, Unvetted, Muslim Immigration

    09/16/2015 5:17:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 15, 2015 | Danusha V. Goska
    Western European vs. Eastern European Responses to Mass, Unvetted, Muslim Immigration Compassion vs. Intolerance? Don't believe the propaganda. September 15, 2015 Danusha V. Goska    Eastern Europeans are responding very differently to the mass migration of Muslims into Europe than are Western Europeans. Westerners who encourage mass, unvetted Muslim immigration insist that they are compassionate, tolerant, and ethical. They insist that Eastern Europeans and anyone else who resists immigration are bigots, xenophobes, without compassion and unethical, if not outright Neo-Nazis. Westerners are stereotyping Eastern Europeans as bigoted thugs whose opinions must be demonized, whose choices must be overruled, whose...
  • The Thing Glenn Beck doesn't get about Christian Churches vs. Mormonism

    09/14/2015 8:05:25 AM PDT · by SoCalTransplant · 31 replies
    Glenn Beck said a very revealing thing on the radio today, which illustrates the difference between Mormonism and Christianity. He was talking about speaking at a Baptist Church this weekend on his Never Again is Now campaign. And as usual, he was making the case that Christian churches should align with him on his refugee campaign to bring thousands of middle eastern refugees (he says Christians only, although he openly says he'd like to bring in muslims if he could only tell the good ones from the bad ones). And in the course of his speech he expressed frustration with...
  • Western ignorance of the 'conditions or Omar'

    09/14/2015 6:44:58 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 1 replies ^ | 03/24/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    A jihadi group occupying the Syrian town of Raqqa recently gave Christian minorities living there three choices: 1) convert to Islam, 2) remain Christian but pay tribute and accept third-class subject status, or 3) die by the sword.
  • How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries?

    09/12/2015 8:35:34 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Slavic World ^ | October 09, 2014 | CSPI Publishing
    Historical facts and Comparisons: How many times Muslims invaded Europe vs. Europeans invaded Muslim countries. Islamics Launched their Crusades in 630 A.D. Western Crusades started in 1095 A.D. to Stop Muslim Invasion. Crusades were a defensive action against the forcible expansion of Islam into territories that had been part of Christendom for centuries. The Crusades were started by the Muslims in the year 630 A.D. when Muhammad invaded and conquered Mecca. Later on, Muslims invaded Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Africa, Spain, Italy, France, etc. The Western Crusades started around 1095 to try to stop the Islamic aggressive invasions. Islamic...
  • Kim Davis Is Complicated

    09/11/2015 10:19:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Erick Erickson
    Kim Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Ky. After Anthony Kennedy and four other justices of the United States Supreme Court decided that they know better than the more than 50 percent of Americans who either oppose gay marriage or think the states should have decided things, Davis decided to stop issuing marriage licenses in Rowan County.Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, now running for governor of Kentucky, had refused to represent Kentucky in federal court in the gay marriage case. He needed to consolidate the political left to his side. Defending Kentucky's constitutional provision in support of real marriage...
  • 'There is no God but Allah'? School accused of indoctrination [Converting American Kids to Islam]

    09/11/2015 10:10:07 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Maury County, Tennessee is in the heart of the Bible Belt. So it’s understandable why the local church ladies got all shook up when they discovered that school children had been forced to declare, “There is no God but Allah.” Seventh graders at Spring Hill Middle School spent three weeks covering Islam in a Social Studies class – enraging some parents who say the lessons crossed the line into indoctrination and proselytization. “I am not pleased that my 12-year-old was taught the Islamic conversion prayer,” parent Brandee Porterfield told me. Could you imagine the outcry from liberal activists if the...
  • Two Kingdoms in Conflict Over Same-Sex Marriage

    09/10/2015 7:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | September 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Let's get something straight. America has never been a "Christian nation." Those who believe otherwise have an obligation to say what part of our history was uniquely Christian. Was it when slavery was legal? How about when women were denied the vote? The Gilded Age? The Roaring '20s? America is a nation in which Christians -- and every other religious and nonreligious person -- have the right to practice their beliefs in private and public free of government intrusion, except in some cases of life-threatening medical conditions in which the courts have occasionally intruded. It may make some evangelicals feel...
  • Not with a bang, but a whimper…The Islamic Refugee Trojan Horse

    09/08/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Pastor Bill Randles Blog ^ | 9/8/2015 | Bill Randles
    This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. TS Eliot, The Hollow Men To any thinking person, the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of “refugees” from Africa, and the horrors of the Syrian civil war, spilling out onto the shores of Italy, and forcing themselves over the barriers erected in Hungary is both heartbreaking and ominous. Who wouldn’t be moved at the plight of frightened women and children packed into rust ships, desperate to get away from the wanton slaughter...
  • Attorney For Kim Davis: Clerks Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses are the Ones Breaking the Law [VIDEO]

    09/08/2015 2:00:56 PM PDT · by absentee · 30 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/8/15 | Caleb Howe
    As Kim Davis was released from jail today, she stood outside with Gov. Mike Huckabee and her attorney Matt Staver as they answered a few questions from the press. During the impromptu presser, Staver claimed that it is not Kim Davis who broke the law, but rather the clerks issuing licenses in her absence. Davis, through Staver, has taken the position that all the licenses issued since her refusal are invalid under the law, and that furthermore, she would have been breaking the law if she had issued them absent any direction from state lawmakers in Kentucky:
  • Only a Revival of Christianity Can Save European Civilization.

    09/08/2015 11:11:20 AM PDT · by pinochet · 53 replies
    We are witnessing before our very eyes, the last days of European civilization. The slow collapse of the Roman Empire began in 410, when a group of Germanic barbarians led by Alaric the Visigoth, attacked and looted the city of Rome. The collapse of the Roman Empire finally came in 476. We are now seeing a new barbarian invasion of Europe, this time by third world barbarians. The communists who run the European Union want to invite all of the third world people into Europe, because third world people will vote for the "mainstream" communist political parties in Europe. The...
  • How hundreds of Muslim migrants are converting to Christianity to boost chances of winning asylum

    09/07/2015 7:06:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/2015 | By SIMON TOMLINSON
    * Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers are taking three-month crash courses * Converting allows them to claim they would face persecution if sent home * Germany is expecting around 800,000 migrants this year - a 300% increase __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Muslim migrants are converting to Christianity in their droves in the hope it will greatly improve their chances of winning asylum in Germany. Hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers have changed faiths at the evangelical Trinity Church in a leafy Berlin neighbourhood alone. Many claim true belief prompted the move, but the decision undoubtedly boosts their chances of being granted...
  • Schlafly: Judicial Tyranny in Kentucky

    09/07/2015 10:45:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 8, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When the Supreme Court ruled by the narrowest possible margin that Kentucky's definition of marriage is unconstitutional, the court's decision was qualified by its assurance that religious freedom would not be jeopardized. "The First Amendment ensures that religious organizations and persons are given proper protection," the court solemnly intoned on June 26. In the Appalachian hills of eastern Kentucky, one brave woman is testing whether Justice Anthony Kennedy really meant it when he wrote those words. But the local federal judge for eastern Kentucky, David Bunning, has wrongly sent Kim Davis to jail for her beliefs, without respecting or accommodating...
  • Gay rights advocates: Jailed Kentucky clerk is no martyr

    09/06/2015 4:28:35 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 34 replies
    My Way ^ | 5 Sep 15 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    As a defiant Kentucky clerk sat in jail Friday, choosing indefinite imprisonment over licensing gay marriages, her lawyers approached the microphones outside and compared her to Dr. Martin Luther King. Around the country, other supporters reached for Biblical heroes, comparing her to Silas and Daniel, imprisoned for their faith and rescued by God. It's precisely the narrative gay rights advocates had hoped to avoid. But as Davis' mug shot rocketed around the Internet, it became clear that the gay rights movement must battle this idea that Christianity is under siege, said Kenneth Upton, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, a law...
  • How Kim Davis Can Be Released From Jail Without Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

    09/05/2015 10:04:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 4, 2015 | Roger Severino
    Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a judge has ordered her deputy clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in her absence.When the Supreme Court redefined marriage for the nation in an activist decision this June, it took the issue out of the democratic process and made it much harder for citizens to navigate our differences on this fundamental institution. Both sides of the debate knew the decision would have significant social effects. For civil servants like clerks who issue marriage...
  • Iraqi Archbishop: ISIS and radical Islamists are targeting Christians for extermination (VIDEO)

    09/05/2015 3:02:06 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 10 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | 9/5/15 | America's News Headquarters
    An Iraqi archbishop is calling on the world to "wake up" and help displaced Iraqi Christians who are seeking asylum. Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians have been forced from their homes by ISIS, Lauren Green reported today. She said that survivors tell stories of rape, murder and starvation. People who make it to refugee camps live in 3-foot by 6-foot prefabricated homes. Their lives are in limbo as they live without work or income. Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil said that the situation is nothing short of genocide, and he criticized the U.S. government for not offering...
  • Tim Tebow Released By Eagles

    09/05/2015 9:56:41 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 129 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/5/15 | Matt Fitzgerald
    Tim Tebow's NFL career was believed to be over before the Philadelphia Eagles signed him this offseason. After a brief reprieve, Philadelphia released the quarterback Saturday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Philly cut ties with the former Heisman Trophy winner after it shipped quarterback Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for a seventh-round draft pick Friday, a deal reported by Schefter (via's Phil Sheridan). On the heels of that move, it seemed as though Tebow would make the team. He certainly made a strong case for himself in the...
  • Iranian Refugees Converting to Win Asylum

    09/05/2015 9:33:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Arab News ^ | 9/5 | Saturday 5 September 2015
    Mohammed Ali Zonoobi bends his head as the priest pours holy water over his black hair. “Will you break away from Satan and his evil deeds?” pastor Gottfried Martens asks the Iranian refugee. “Will you break away from Islam?” “Yes,” Zonoobi fervently replies. Spreading his hands in blessing, Martens then baptizes the man. Mohammed is now Martin — no longer Muslim, but Christian. Zonoobi, a carpenter from the Iranian city of Shiraz, arrived in Germany with his wife and two children five months ago. He is one of hundreds of mostly Iranian and Afghan asylum seekers who have converted to...
  • Statement of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis - It's a Heaven or Hell decision.

    09/04/2015 1:36:53 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 162 replies
    Liberty Counsel ^ | September 1, 2015 | Kim Davis
    Kim Davis released the following statement a few days ago: I have worked in the Rowan County Clerk’s office for 27 years as a Deputy Clerk and was honored to be elected as the Clerk in November 2014, and took office in January 2015. I love my job and the people of Rowan County. I have never lived any place other than Rowan County. Some people have said I should resign, but I have done my job well. This year we are on track to generate a surplus for the county of 1.5 million dollars. In addition to my desire...
  • Eagles trade Matt Barkley to Cardinals, open door for Tim Tebow

    09/04/2015 1:32:26 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 9/4/2015 | Will Brinson
    Set everything you own to DEFCON 1. Tim Tebow is going to make an NFL roster. Or should anyway, after the Eagles traded Matt Barkley to the Cardinals for a conditional late-round pick, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora confirms. The move, first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, is a stunner in advance of Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline to get rosters down to 53 and opens up the door for Tebow to serve as Philadelphia's third-string quarterback.
  • Black Elk Speaks

    09/02/2015 4:54:50 PM PDT · by TradicalRC · 21 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/2/2015 | Matthew Milliner
    Secular historians may snicker at early Christians who insisted Virgil’s Fourth Eclogue was a vision of the Messiah, but the case for interpreting Black Elk’s vision that way is not so easy to dismiss. Raymond DeMallie, founder and director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute, has delved into the transcripts of what Black Elk originally divulged to Neihardt. DeMallie’s definitive study shows the association with Jesus in this culminating passage to be unavoidable. Black Elk also said that the transfiguring figure he saw had “holes in the palms of his hands.” In addition, Black Elk flatly asserted to Neihardt,...
  • Crucial Questions: 22 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

    09/01/2015 3:01:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies ^ | 9/1/15 | Nathan Bingham
    To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Can I Lose My Salvation? and What Is the Great Commission?Here is a complete list of the free ebooks in the Crucial Questions series: Are These the Last Days? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Be Sure I’m Saved? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Have Joy in My Life? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Know God’s Will? (Kindle) (iTunes)Can I Lose My Salvation?...
  • How the Islamic World was Forged [History of Why Christians Defect to Islam]

    09/01/2015 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 8/31/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world? Early historical sources—both Muslim and non-Muslim—make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the “winning team” to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the “losing team.” Modern day Muslims and other apologists—primarily in academia, government, and mainstream media—reject this idea. They argue that the non-Muslims who embraced Islam did so from sheer...