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  • Archbishop:'True Intention Behind' Push for Same-Sex Marriage is 'Imposition of Totalitarian System'

    08/27/2015 6:24:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 36 replies
    CNS ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mark Judge
    Archbishop Anthony Sablan Apuron of Agana, Guam has posted a message on his archdiocesean website stating that the “true intention” behind the push for same-sex marriage “has always been about the destruction of the family and the imposition of a totalitarian system.” The archbishop also predicted the next step in the process would be to use the education system so “that our children, your children, will be forced to assimilate to this pattern of non-gender.” “It is important to understand that the political pressure to push the agenda for same sex ‘marriage’ has never been about gay rights; the true...
  • Winds of Change: Germany expects up to 750,000 migrants in 2015 [Psalms 2 - Al Hijrah]

    08/24/2015 1:35:42 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/19/2015 | Staff
    See Video: German Islamic Immigration 2015 Germany is Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia). It is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. However Germany has a major problem. Germany has the lowest birthrate in Europe, with an average of 1.36 children per woman. Despite government incentives to encourage larger families, the population is dropping rapidly and that trend will continue, with an expected loss of as much as 12 million by 2050. That would mean about a 15 percent drop from the countrys current population of 82.4 million, the German news...
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from converting football fields into mission fields. The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled Pray to Play. Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion, the report states. Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplainsoften from their own church or even members of their own familyto prey on and pray with students,...
  • The Counterfeit Christian

    08/21/2015 7:29:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Over a decade ago, I went to Yale University to give a speech at the law school. While I was there, my host took me on a tour of the campus. When we visited the divinity school, he commented on the fact that atheists often sought their divinity degrees at Yale. We both agreed that it made sense. If you really hated Christianity, it would only be wise to try to destroy it from within. The concept of destroying Christianity from within was not unfamiliar to me when I visited Yale. I had already seen it before on my own...
  • Church on Edge as Nepal Undergoes Birth Pangs of New Constitution (to recognize Christianity)

    08/20/2015 2:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 20, 2015 | ANTO AKKARA
    Kathmandu -- The church in Nepal is on the edge as Nepal struggles to finalize its much-awaited new constitution amid sporadic protests, violent clashes and shut downs in several districts over demarcation of the provinces under the draft constitution. "There is lot of tension, both good news and bad news for us on the constitution [making] front," Father Silas Bogati, vicar general of the Vicariate of Nepal told Aleteia August 19 a day after as a young protester died in police firing. On the positive side, Father Bogati pointed out that: "At least church and Christianity will...
  • Why I will keep fighting the culture war about sexuality (Why conservatives must continue to fight)

    08/19/2015 8:53:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 8/19/15 | Dr. Thomas Lickona
    Following the Supreme Court’s majority decision in June to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, New York Times columnist David Brooks appealed to “conservatives” (those who do not accept the possibility of marriage between people of the same sex) to stop fighting a losing battle over sexual morality. Instead, he suggested, they should take their Christian values into underprivileged areas and help people overcome material and spiritual poverty.This struck Dr Thomas Lickona, director of the character education centre at the State University of New York and a fan of Brooks’ writing on character, as a false choice, and he...
  • Ten Things to Remember as the Presidential Campaign Gets Into Full Swing

    08/19/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 8/19/15 | Kevin DeYoung
    I’m not telling you whom to vote for. I’m not predicting who will win their party’s nomination. I’m not giving you a primer on which issues to consider as you vote in a caucus or primary (several months from now) or as you vote (over a year from now) in the presidential election. Before you think through any of that, keep these ten things in mind.1. We’re not electing a king. It always amazes me how many Americans, even those who ostensibly believe in checks and balances and limited government, are eager to believe the wildest promises our politicians make. More...
  • A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement [Hebrews 9]

    08/19/2015 5:56:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Outer Places ^ | 8/14/2015 | Janey Tracey
    Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to achieve immortality and/or a higher state of evolution, is strongly associated with atheism. Not only is there a strong emphasis on science, which is often considered to be at odds with religion to a certain extent, but this particular brand of science seems particularly opposed to the notion that God should have control over life and death. But according to transhumanist Micah Redding, there's a growing contingent of Christians in the transhumanist movement who are seeking a slightly different type of eternal...
  • Friendship, evangelization, and the collapse of the West

    08/18/2015 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 3 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08/17/2015 | C. John McCloskey
    It is more and more apparent to any unbiased mind that what is left of what used to be known as the Christian West is collapsing. Just look at the falling fertility rates in the United States as well as in all those European countries that once were solidly Catholic. Taking their place almost inevitably are procreating Muslims who, unless there is a radical shift to fertility, will attain at last to what they could not achieve at Malta, Lepanto, or the Gates of Vienna.
  • The Gay Marriage Gauntlet: Time to Choose

    08/17/2015 4:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Matt Barber
    It’s never fun to be proven right when warning of some impending wrong. Many in the pro-family movement have long stressed that the cultural Marxist left’s belligerent push for the judicial fiction that is “gay marriage” was never about gaining “equal access” to this biologically exclusive male-female institution, as they profess, but, rather, is, and has always been, about control. While there are many layers to unfold, the almost instant explosion in government-sanctioned, anti-Christian extremism on display post Obergefell v. Hodges, confirms the poisonous three-fold agenda that underlies the “social justice” mob’s flowery “marriage equality” propaganda. That is: 1) the...
  • We Will Not Bow [We dont bow down to Caesar. We bow only to our King!]

    08/17/2015 2:27:43 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 76 replies
    Grace to You ^ | July 19, 2015 | By Pastor John MacArthur
    A lot is happening at a very rapid rate. And with all the discussion thats been going on, Ive been kind of eager to get to you, and maybe help to give you a perspective. And I know that there have been comments made from this pulpitexceptionally helpful, clear, well-chosen comments on the issues that face our country today. But I need to just kind of add some of my own insights and perceptions, and then direct you to a particular portion of Scripture. This country talks a lot about terrorist attacksand rightly so. Almost anybody in America can give...
  • Cuba witnessing Christianity boom as Bible copies pour into communist-ruled country

    08/15/2015 6:07:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 08/15/2015 | Monica Cantilero
    Christianity is booming in communist-ruled Cuba, and one indication of this is the continuing inflow of tens of thousands of Bibles which are distributed to the faithful in the country's more than 1,000 churches. Last month, some 83,000 copies of the Bible poured into the country courtesy of the International Missions Board. The copies of the Bible are distributed by the Baptist Convention in Cuba. The American Bible Society, which claims to have "strong relations with Cuban churches, both Catholic and Protestant," also started its "Million Bible Mission" last year. About 60,000 Bibles were imported and distributed to the faithful...
  • Repentance and Renewal

    08/13/2015 3:37:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 8/13/15 | Rosaria Butterfield
    from Rosaria Butterfield [former professor at Syracuse University and lesbian activist...her testimonial speech on her submission to Jesus Christ. Audio link]
  • Ted Cruz rally turns personal in Murfreesboro (Cruz said Brother Wiley led my dad to the Lord)

    08/12/2015 4:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | August 12, 2015 | Chris Bundgaard
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) It was an unscripted moment like few others on the presidential campaign trail Monday in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Ted Cruz paused for a moment and looked into the audience at a community center for a man who changed his familys life. I was told Pastor Gaylon Wiley was here, he told the crowd. I havent seen Brother Wiley since I was a kid. Then as the room with a thousand people fell silent, Cruz said Brother Wiley led my dad to the Lord. Out in the audience that day was Gaylon Wiley, who now lives in nearby...
  • Christianaudio.com, Rosaria Butterfield, free this month

    08/10/2015 5:38:02 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 3 replies
    Christianaudio.com ^ | 2012 | Rosaria Butterfield
    "Earlier this year, I had the privilege of attending the Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, Florida. One of the speakers was Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. She proceeded to give one of the best gospel presentations I have heard. This was more than a change of lesbianism to heterosexuality, but a true Jesus-encountering and life-altering experience marked by total transformation. Her memoir The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is outstanding and is the free audiobook of the month for August. -Todd Hoyt, eChristian"
  • U.S. State Dept. Bars Christians From Testifying About Persecution by Muslims

    08/09/2015 11:07:32 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    JoeMiller.us ^ | 08/09/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    During the height of one of the most brutal months of Muslim persecution of Christians, the U.S. State Department exposed its double standards against persecuted Christian minorities. Sister Diana, an influential Iraqi Christian leader, who was scheduled to visit the U.S. to advocate for persecuted Christians in the Mideast, was denied a visa by the U.S. State Department even though she had visited the U.S. before, most recently in 2012. She was to be one of a delegation of religious leaders from Iraq including Sunni, Shia and Yazidi, among others to visit Washington, D.C., to describe the situation...
  • Wilberforce didnt quit: Neither should those who fight to save unborn babies

    08/06/2015 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Blogging Theologically ^ | 08/06/2015 | BY AARON ARMSTRONG
    Forty-six years.That’s how long William Wilberforce labored to see the end of slavery in the British Empire. His work began in earnest in 1787 when he first came into contact with abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. These activists found a kindred spirit in Wilberforce, whose conversion to the Christian faith had given birth to an abiding concern for social reform—so much so, in fact, that he wrote in his diary, “God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.”The dark and dehumanizing practice of slavery weighed heavy on him. He first...
  • Word of God guides 'all moral actions of man' [Native Americans eagerly received Christianity]

    08/05/2015 7:51:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/4/2015 | Bill Federer
    The first book printed in America was the Bay Psalm Book by John Eliot, who was baptized in England as an infant on Aug. 5, 1604. Called Apostle to the Indians, he sailed to America and preached his first sermon in the Algonquian language in 1646. He translated the Ten Commandments, Lords Prayer and the Bible the first to be printed in America, in 1663. In a 1674 census, 4,000 Praying Indians were in 14 self-ruling villages with houses, streets, bridges and their own ministers. Praying Indian villages were located throughout Massachusetts, Marthas Vineyard and Rhode Island. John Eliot...
  • I Was Training to Be a Radical Imam and Then Saw Jesus

    08/03/2015 7:35:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY HERMOINE MACURA
    Thousands of People Are Being Transformed by Jesus Christ in the Arab World as the Gospel Breaks New Ground in a Region Hostile to Its Message and Its Missionaries. ERBIL, IRAQ Amidst the battle against Islamic State across Syria and Iraq, an Arab Holocaust continues to unfold as millions of people flee their extremist ideologies and horrifying violence. The situation is reaching a "new level of barbarity with each passing day" that's resulting in "devastating spillover effects across the region," stated U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a meeting with world powers late last year. Here in Iraq and...
  • This animated map shows how religion spread across the world

    08/02/2015 12:18:16 PM PDT · by The Cuban · 7 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Alex Kuzoian
    (The link is to a map supposedly showing the spread of world religions through time. Conveniently, It fails to show that Palestine, North Africa or the Middle East was Christianized prior to Mohammed, or, in fact, ever. This is the BS the machine is spreading as fact.) Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are five of the biggest religions in the world. Over the last few thousand years, these religious groups have shaped the course of history and had a profound influence on the trajectory of the human race.
  • Our Proximity to the Tribulation

    08/02/2015 3:54:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 83 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 31 July 15 | Matt Ward
    Futurism is when experts make educated, knowledgeable predictions about where humanity is going in the future. It is a growing and important field used by many national and transnational organizations to help give them an edge over competitors. The military is deeply involved in futurism, trying to gain an advantage over future potential enemies. Banks and hedge funds, also for similar reasons. Nation-states and governments spend substantial amounts of money in futurist-orientated research each year. Futurists examine trends and attempt to extrapolate where these trends may lead. It is a fascinating field and anybody who spends any time looking at...
  • More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase [Proverbs 22:6]

    08/01/2015 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Victor Skinner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement thats grown by 62 percent in the last decade. The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage thats increased significantly for a variety of reasons. The first...
  • Report: C. African Republic Muslims forced to convert [to Catholicism, says Amnesty International]

    07/31/2015 6:15:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 8:42 AM EDT | Carley Petesch
    Muslims in the western part of Central African Republic are being forced to hide their religion or convert to Christianity under threat of death, Amnesty International said Friday. [] Widespread human rights abuses committed by Seleka led to the formation of a Christian militia known as the anti-Balaka, who have targeted Muslims and sent tens of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Muslims told Amnesty International theyve been forced to convert or hide practices. We had no choice but to join the Catholic Church. The anti-balaka swore theyd kill us if we didnt, said a 23-year-old man in the Sangha-Mbaere prefecture,...
  • Ten Signs Something Big Is About to Happen

    07/30/2015 6:14:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 170 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 7/30/2015 | Gene Lawley
    The impending crisis that the swirling vortex of signs and events is pressing upon this world brings to mind that song of Johnny Cash titled, Five Feet and Rising, where he progresses through the songs narrative of flood waters overwhelming his familys farm. [1] Not only does it identify with all the turbulent storms and flooding in recent months, but it resonates with the flooding of crime, murders, rioting, sexual assaults and social immorality. Not a pretty sight, for sure! One of the prophecies proves my point, however, according to 2 Timothy 3:1-5: But know this, that in the last...
  • ROC Seek Return of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg

    07/28/2015 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    Pravoslavie RU ^ | July 26, 2015 | Paul Gilbert
    The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) have confirmed that they have filed a petition to local politicians in St Petersburg to discuss the return of St. Isaac's Cathedral, which is currently an historical monument and a museum. Russian media sources report that the news of the proposal has generated heated discussion in Russian society. Maxim Reznik, the deputy of the St. Petersburg legislative, and who also chairs the legislatures commission for culture, confirmed on Thursday that he had received information on a petition filed by Metropolitan Barsanuphius, the ruling hierarch of the diocese for the return of the citys landmark cathedral....
  • Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham [Chrislam]

    07/27/2015 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 7/24/2015 | Sara Weismann/RNS
    An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday (July 23) in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities. In response to the killing of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, Graham, son of evangelical leader Billy Graham, wrote on Facebook that the U.S. should bar Muslims from immigrating. "I was so sad when I read the Facebook posting of Franklin Graham," Bob Roberts Jr., pastor of NorthWood Church in Keller, Texas, said Thursday at a gathering on Capitol Hill. "This is not 'evangelical'...
  • The Meaning of Life

    07/27/2015 4:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I suppose its a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isnt that something old farts say? The aftermath from the previous nights whirlwind revelry had become all too familiar. Friends had come and friends had gone. My tiny, one bedroom apartment in Thornton, Colorado, was, once again, strewn with empty beer bottles and soggy cigarette butts that lay decomposing in makeshift ashtray tombs. The pungent pong of stale beer and cheap tobacco turned my stomach as I, having just roused at the crack of noon and suffering the hangover...
  • America's Long Middle Eastern Romance

    03/16/2003 6:49:54 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 11 replies · 395+ views
    The New York Times (Week in Review) ^ | March 16, 2003 | MICHAEL B. OREN
    JERUSALEM Muslim militants, evoking a jihadist pretext and backed by rogue states, are attacking vital Western interests. The president of the United States fails to convince Europe to join a coalition to confront the aggressors. No, this is not President Bush versus Saddam Hussein, but Thomas Jefferson versus the Barbary pirates of North Africa, who were plundering Western ships and enslaving their crews. When Jefferson proposed creating a multilateral force to stop the pirates, Europe went on bribing them. "This is money thrown away," Jefferson concluded, before ordering the Navy into action. On Aug. 1, 1801, the first American...
  • Vanity: 1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI (need some help)

    06/29/2002 7:46:31 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 7 replies · 446+ views
    1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI ^ | Copyright 1997 Gene Garman | by Gene Garman
    Was and is the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli an official treaty of the USA? Yes, all 12 articles as printed in English. See Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America , Hunter Miller,ed., 2:349-385:Treaty of Peace and Friendship, signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796,. . . and at Algiers January 3, 1797, . . . . Original in Arabic. Submitted [in English] to the Senate May 29, 1797. (Message of May 26, 1797.) Resolution of advice and consent June 7, 1797. Ratified by the United States June 10, 1797. . . . Proclaimed June 10, 1797...
  • The End Of Christianity In The Middle East?

    07/22/2015 6:00:03 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | ELIZA GRISWOLD
    For Christians in the Middle East, 2014 has been a catastrophe. The most wrenching stories have come from Iraq, where the nascent Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL in news reports) has savagely persecuted ancient Christian communities, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, and Syrian Orthodox. Iraqi Christians have declined rapidly in number since the first Gulf War in 1991, but survivors long believed they could maintain a foothold around Mosul...
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. If...
  • All Creation Must Reject the Supreme Court Decision, Part 1

    07/19/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    Most of the arguments in support of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding same-sex marriage have been positioned in terms of equality, justice, fairness, and non-discrimination. And arguments opposed to the decision have often been framed by not wanting to change what has been practiced for thousands of years. But the most important argument has often been missing. That is, the U.S. Supreme Courts decision flies in the face of Creation itself, as well as the Creator. Let me explain. The creation bond between God and humankind is embedded in two ordinances: Sabbath Rest and Marriage. They stand as two...
  • Scorned Christian Bakery Breaks Online Fundraising Record

    07/18/2015 2:45:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sweet Cakes by Melissa owners Aaron and Melissa Klein had the audacity to defend their religious beliefs two years ago, and they suffered mightily. When a lesbian couple, Laurel and Rachel Bowman-Cryer, requested a cake from the Oregon-basedChristian bakers for their wedding, the latter politely declined because doing so would violate the religious edicts they so strongly follow. The Kleins religiously motivated decision prompted the gay couple to sue, and the Oregon labor commissioner ruled that the Kleins would have to shell out $135,000 in damages. Thanks to Americans who still cherish religious freedom, however, it appears this Christian family...
  • Its Time for Revolution, not Rebelution

    07/17/2015 6:08:41 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 9 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/17/2015 | Dr. Michael Brown
    If we are really going to see a gospel-based moral and cultural revolution, then we must be a spiritual army, and if we are really going to be a spiritual army, then we must be a people who are submitted to authority. Otherwise, there will be a revolution, but not a Jesus revolution. It will be a revolution of the flesh, a revolution of rebellion, of pride, of self-will, of independence, of retaliation, of carnal anger of everything other than the Spirit of God. It will not be born in heaven, but it will be earthly, unspiritual, of the...
  • Boy Scouts Abandon Christian Roots

    07/15/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | RICHARD MATHEWS
    While much attention is understandably focused on the repercussions of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision, the movement to bring the Boy Scouts of America into alignment with current LGBT orthodoxy is well underway. National Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates announced in May that he wanted to end the organization’s blanket ban on “open and avowed” homosexual adults serving as BSA leaders. Less than 30 days later, the Cradle of Liberty Council issued a press release announcing that Council’s new policy is as follows: “Discrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of...
  • For Our Present Persecution, A Fitting Historical Milieu

    07/15/2015 12:35:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 7/15/15 | Jessica Kidwell
    In the wake of the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, the utter failure of legal protections for Christian businesses, and a growing ambient hostility in the culture to all things Catholic, voices in many Catholic circles are muttering darkly about the days of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the monarchs who famously protestantized England over the dead bodies of thousands of Catholics. These were periods of dramatic carnage and martyrdom, which is relatively easy to conceptualize because it is concrete and fleshy. It is also a clearly delineated situation; the good guys are getting their heads chopped off, and...
  • Rapper Slim Thug and pastor Joel Osteen collaborate on new song

    07/15/2015 4:45:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Channel 39 News Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | mabarbagallo
    HOUSTON, TX – A new song by two of Houston’s own cranks out the bass, all while beating down boundaries. The unlikely duo of gangster rapper Slim Thug, and preacher Joel Osteen is breaking the internet as much for their pairing, as for their musical message. Slim, a member of Osteen’s Lakewood Church for many years, used clips of the pastor on “Chuuch”, a song on the rappers latest release “Hogg Life Volume 2″. And while mixing religion and rap might not be the norm, for many the sermon and the song are a perfect fit. The message of the...
  • The Fault In Our Hearts

    07/13/2015 6:38:18 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 7/13/15 | Me
    Little surpasses the sheer joy and excitement within the scientific community when discussing the mere possibility of discovering the faintest traces of life the elemental building blocks of nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon and oxygen beyond the celestial confines of Earth. Unfortunately for the so-called evolved minds of progressive thought, their lust for alien intelligence cannot begin to remotely fathom the unbridled passion a mother feels when cradling her newborn child for the first time; a sentient being she created without having to leave our solar system, the comfort of her home, and without the assistance of a microscope. While...
  • Israeli police make arrests in 'Loaves and Fishes' church arson

    07/13/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer
    CNN ^ | July 12, 2015 | Oren Liebermann
    Israeli police made several arrests Sunday in connection with last month's arson at the historic Church of Multiplication, authorities said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said there was no immediate confirmation of the number of people arrested, but the investigation was led by the Israeli police unit that deals with crimes committed by Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Christians believe the Church of the Multiplication, in Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee, is where Jesus multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish to feed 5,000 of his followers.
  • The Collision of Two Runaway Trains

    07/12/2015 12:10:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Michael Youssef
    I am reposting an article I wrote more than three years ago. Looking at the world today, I see the increased speed towards cataclysmic collision!I am currently on an around-the-globe trip, going from the West Coast, to Down Under, Singapore, London, and then home again. From the vantage point of this journey, the one striking and overwhelming image I get is of two runaway trains moving in opposite directions. And yet, in some strange way, they are about to cause a global collision. Let me explain. On one train, Islamists are violently demanding that the West bow to them as...
  • The Providence of God [RC Sproul Teaching Series Special Offer]

    07/10/2015 2:44:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Ligonier ^ | RC Sproul
    Most of us have experienced disaster or know someone who has. Conversely, most of us have experienced great blessing as well. While we are grateful for Gods kindness, we cant help but shake our heads and wonder at the evil in this world a world our Maker once called very good. We are even tempted to wonder about the wisdom of Gods plan. The Providence of God is an antidote to such temptations. In this series, R.C. Sproul brilliantly shows the wisdom and power of Gods rule, clarifying how God can guide all events without initiating human wickedness...
  • Catholic Church has unbroken line of Apostolic Succession from Popes back to Peter!

    07/08/2015 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    catholic365.com ^ | 7/7/2015 | Shaila D Touchton
    Catholic Church traces its origins back to Jesus Christ himself. Jesus Christ established a church nearly two thousand years ago. (1 Timothy 3:15) He said he will build one church not multiple churches. He said Upon this Rock I will build My church." (Matthew 16:18) and "There shall be one fold and one shepherd." (John 10:16).The Holy Spirit will guide the Church.( John 16:13) through Apostles(Acts 4:8).Jesus Christ is the truth, then the Church which He founded and guides has all truth (John 14:6).If all denominations claiming to bible based churches all those 38,000 denominations teach and preach differently for...
  • Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils

    07/08/2015 8:48:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 61 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-6-2015 | Brian Thomas
    Carbon-14 Found in Dinosaur Fossils by Brian Thomas, M.S. * New science directly challenges the millions-of-years dogma scattered throughout the blockbuster movie Jurassic World. The spring 2015 edition of the Creation Research Society Quarterly (CRSQ) is a special issue that focuses on the investigation of dinosaur proteins inside fossil bones. The last article in the issue presents never-before-seen carbon dates for 14 different fossils, including dinosaurs. Because radiocarbon decays relatively quickly, fossils that are even 100,000 years old should have virtually no radiocarbon left in them.1 But they do. Jurassic World characters repeatedly mention "million years ago" in the context...
  • A Warning to the American Church

    07/08/2015 6:46:45 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 14 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 7/8/2015 | Staff
    Editors note: Every Christian in America (especially pastors) need to listen to this prophetic warning to the American Church. It is clearly Holy Spirit-inspired and truer words were never spoken. Matt Barber (Listen at link) Transcript: Hello. This message is for my fellow Christians in the United States of America, especially those who are in the clergy. I want to talk to you about church and State. I must confess that Im a layman in both areas. That is to say, Ive not made a career in either ministry or politics. But Im Christian. Ive been a follower of...
  • A Rainbow of Truth

    07/07/2015 6:01:37 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Sorry, Jimmy Carter, but under no earthly circumstance or hallucinogenic haze would have Jesus supported gay marriage; not even in your most deluded, history revisionist daydreams. Just because the Son of God preached love and forgiveness, not to supplant the divine hand of judgement, did not mean to ignore or condone the blatant blasphemy committed by those who repeatedly and knowingly defied God's law. If the Bible itself, strongly and unequivocally, condemns homosexuality in a number of passages, how could it possibly be construed as Jesus supporting same-sex matrimony? Such an ignorant assertion is yet another progressive fairytale and an...
  • The Target of Choice

    07/07/2015 3:25:34 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 16 replies
    Self | 7/07/15 | Me
    Obama: You dont defeat ideologies like ISIS with guns; rather with better ideas. Did pacifists with better ideas defeat the Japanese Empire or Nazi Germany: schizophrenic nationalism that slaughtered 2,400 Americans at Pearl Harbor, exterminated 6 million Jews and accounted for over 20 million Russian casualties? Did better ideas stop Saddam Hussein from gassing thousands of Kurds, ravaging Kuwait, or indiscriminately sending missiles into the Israeli populace? Did it prevent 9/11 and save 3,000 innocent livesthe worst terrorist attack in our nations history? No? Im all for dispelling a culture of hate, reforming a bloodthirsty plague on humanity, but considering...
  • Jimmy Carter: Lets face it, Jesus would support gay marriage

    07/07/2015 12:31:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2015 | Allahpundit
    I dont have any verse and scripture to back that up, he allows, but hes got a good feeling about it. And why not? Jesus is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support SSM you think the practice is moral (I should hope), and if youre a Christian who believes something is moral, almost by definition you need to believe Jesus thinks so too. Theres nothing doctrinal about this, by Carters own admission. Its just I feel strongly this is right, ergo God must as well.
  • The Homosexual Movement Is The Most Hateful And Most Vile Group In All Of The Western World

    07/07/2015 10:23:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 120 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 7, 3015 | Theodore Shoebat
    Sodomite activist, no different than Nazis The homosexual movement is the most hateful and most vile group in all of the Western world. The sodomites are supremacists; they believe that they have the superior lifestyle, a disposition and constitution more superior than the others, who they consider as inferior breeders. This is the ideology of sodomism. Sodomism is the ideology of homosexual superiority, in which the homosexuals desire to usher in through propaganda, violence and state coercion a utopia in which homosexuality is seen as a supreme ideal, and those who believe in the conjugal union as...
  • Be On Guard

    07/07/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    When leaders of City Church in San Francisco (see “Blindsided” in WORLD, July 11, 2015) recently decided to offer membership to same-sex marriage partners, investment banker Liza Hing says “a lot of people in the church were totally blindsided.” Others see such a change as inevitable. But that’s not the way it has to be, even at churches in cities with large gay populations. Redeemer Presbyterian Church Pastor Tim Keller has shown how to attract thousands of young New Yorkers while remaining biblically faithful. The Acts 29 Network is also attracting many young Christians to the new churches it plants....
  • America Headed to the Ash Heap of History?

    07/07/2015 5:18:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    CBN News online ^ | July 7, 2015 | Paul Strand
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- America just marked its 239th Independence Day, the birth of what many consider the greatest nation on earth. But after all these years of celebrating, Americans may soon be mourning its downfall. That's the conclusion of researcher George Barna and historian David Barton in their book U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of Its Roots. ***** Faith is losing its foothold in the land. "The proportion of unchurched people has risen from 28 percent to 48 percent in six years," Barna shared. "The fastest growing faith group in America is atheists and agnostics."