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  • End of the WORLD: Biblical prophecy claims Rapture is coming TODAY on summer solstice

    06/21/2018 10:48:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies ^ | Published 21st June 2018 | By Charlotte Ikonen
    The Rapture is an event many Christians believe marks the return of the son of God – and all the believers will disappear from Earth up to Heaven in the "twinkling of an eye". But this happens after a tribulation period – seven years that are first of peace and unity around the world and then three and a half years of war and global pandemics. And Steve Fletcher, who monitors events that could signal the end of mankind, believes the Rapture starts today. He said: “Time is up and all hell breaks loose after June 21, 2018.” He explained...
  • Religion is being weaponized against gays, claims same-sex ‘marriage’ icon, Jim Obergefell

    06/18/2018 12:17:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 06/18/2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    June 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Jim Obergefell, the man whose name will be forever associated with the institution of genderless marriage in the United States, said he “was heartbroken and devastated,” by the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.   But more than that, Obergefell is frightened.  Very frightened. It’s not the actuality of the ruling that scares him; it’s the boogeymen he has concocted in order to shoo away any second guessing about the high court’s judgement in his favor three years ago.   “After deciding in favor of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges,” asked Obergefell in a commentary...
  • Unhitching You From Andy Stanley

    06/17/2018 5:46:34 AM PDT · by OddLane · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 2, 2018 | Keith Darrell
    Andy Stanley’s sermon series called "Aftermath" makes many foundational errors regarding the historical, Catholic Christian faith. Since Andy wants the end of the story without the beginning, we too started at the end and will go back to the beginning. We begin our 3 part response with his sermon "Not Difficult,” where Andy seeks to make the case that Christianity needs to be “unhitched” from the Old Testament.
  • Why Paul is Important to Christianity

    06/16/2018 4:18:45 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 38 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 16, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Why Paul Is Important to Christianity By Philip Cottraux Skeptics often ask what makes Christianity right and all other religions wrong. The implication is that various contradicting faiths renders none of them right. But the Christian’s best answer is to point out how well Christianity holds up under historical scrutiny. The ministry, death, and aftermath of Christ is the most well-documented event of the ancient world. The time span between His life and the first historical mentions of Him is the shortest in history; and even when we don’t include the sheer volumes of ancient copies of the four gospels,...
  • Joy Reid Guest: Christians Who Support Trump Are “Jesus-Hating, Pimps of Evil”

    06/16/2018 10:06:34 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 71 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Are you a Trump-supporting Christian? Frank Schaeffer calls you a “Jesus-hating,” child-abuse condoning, “pimp of evil.” A guest on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today, Schaeffer unleashed an angry jeremiad against Christians who support President Trump and his immigration policies: “Christians who still support Trump, who is separating mothers from babies, are now condoning a form of child abuse . . . I can’t think of anything that would be more Jesus-hating . . . There are going to be repercussions for the Republican party that has gone along like pimps of evil with this President.” Get the rest of the...
  • What South Korean Christians Want for North Korea

    06/15/2018 1:35:30 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | June 13, 2018 | CT Editors
    “North Korea has been threatening South Korea two or three times a year. They say, ‘We want to make Seoul a city of fire.’ They make weapons. They shoot our navy boat down. They shoot cannonballs into South Korean islands..." But this aggressive behavior hasn’t kept South Korean churches from praying for their Northern neighbors.Instead, South Korean Christians pray frequently for “freedom, for evangelism, for the transformation of the North Korean leaders, that God will be merciful to them and to us so our nation will be unified so we can go up there and evangelize in North Korea and...
  • Spain Chooses Anti-Catholic Atheist Prime Minister

    06/14/2018 6:42:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/12/18 | Ojel L. Rodriguez Burgos
    Pedro Sanchez aims to remove Catholicism from public lifePolitical changes in the West mostly occur through the ballot box. A week ago, however, one exception to that rule took place in the Kingdom of Spain. On June 1, the governing People's Party lost a motion of censure which amounts to a vote of no confidence without an election, forcing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign and the main opposition leader Pedro Sanchez to assume the post and form a government. The People's Party, which had won the last three elections in Spain, lost the vote to a coalition of opposition...
  • Why Suicide Rates May Rise as Christianity Wanes

    06/14/2018 10:50:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/13/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have renewed a national conversation about suicide and its causes. As a homicide detective, I saw an increase in our local suicide rate first-hand over a fifteen year period, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms nationally what I observed locally: suicide rates in the United States have risen nearly 30% since 1999.While many researchers have studied the connection between mental illness and suicide, it’s important to note that more than half the people who commit suicide are not identified as mentally ill. So, what...
  • 350 Yr Old Monastery, Destroyed by Nazis, Finally Restored – And it’s Mesmerizing

    06/11/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 6/6/18 | Michael Tare
    A unique monastery--Russia's own Holy Land, founded by the controversial Patriarch Nikon in 1656--has finally been rebuilt in MoscowThe breathtakingly beautiful, architecturally unique and historically significant New Jerusalem monastery has occupied a place of unique veneration among Russians during its 350-year history. A few years before the Revolution, it was visited by about 35,000 people annually. It was originally founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, who built it to imitate structurally and thematically the Church of Christ’s Tomb in Jerusalem. This was done so that Russians who could not make the long pilgrimage to Jerusalem could get a taste of...
  • A Near-100% Guarantee on Preventing STDs

    06/11/2018 6:38:49 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 27 replies ^ | 6/11/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Despite being sexually active for over two decades,—I know, “TMI,” but you can hardly discuss sex and not have a little “TMI”—my wife and I have never spent even five seconds worrying about, or one dime preventing or treating an STD. This is chiefly due to the fact that our sexual activity exactly corresponds to our marriage years. We’re teaching our four children—ages 9, 12, 14, and 16—that if they conduct themselves similarly, they too will never have to ponder preventing or treating an STD. For us, “conducting themselves similarly” means adhering to what God has said about sexual behavior....
  • 'Not a morally upstanding guy,' yet Trump has the love of millions of Christian conservatives

    06/10/2018 2:07:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 93 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 10, 2018 12:01 AM | Salena Zito
    KENOSHA, Wis. — Jill Gilmore is one of those voters who have confounded both Democrats and Never Trump Republicans the most. She is a college-educated, gun-owning female conservative Republican who voted for Donald Trump. But here’s the real kicker: She is also a devout Evangelical Christian. “In the list of what is most important to myself and my family, faith is always first,” said the striking 34-year-old mother of seven, small business owner, and community volunteer who says she and her husband teach their children daily that behavior and respect towards others is not an option, but a requirement. Contrast...
  • Christian conversion linked to changes in psychological symptoms and personal values

    06/09/2018 5:36:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies ^ | Eric W. Dolan
    New longitudinal research provides evidence that converting to Christianity is associated with some psychological changes. “Religious conversion is a major life event that some people claim would bring big psychological changes,” said C. Harry Hui of The University of Hong Kong. “However, no research has systematically looked at it with a rigorous, longitudinal research design.” The study, which was published in Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, tracked 711 Chinese individuals from 2009 to 2012. At the beginning of the study, there were 455 participants who were not Christians. But by the end, 46 of these non-Christians had converted to Christianity....
  • England’s Top Family Judge: Society Should ‘Welcome and Applaud’ the Decline of Nuclear Families

    06/04/2018 9:01:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 67 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | June 3, 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice for England and Wales, has said society should “welcome and applaud” the collapse traditional nuclear family life. “What is the family?” asked the wealthy 69-year-old at in a lecture at the University of Liverpool. “Time was when most people probably thought the answer was not merely clear but obvious. Today it is more complex,” he suggested...
  • Mikey Weinstein Rants Again, Equating Christians in Uniform with Jihadists

    05/29/2018 8:29:06 PM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    ACLJ ^ | May 29, 2018 | Skip Ash
    In yet another unhinged rant, Mr. Michael L. “Mikey” Weinstein, founder and president of the inaptly named Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), has once again claimed that the sky is falling in the U.S. military. And, once again, he has moronically equated sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the military to violent Islamic jihadism. Mr. Weinstein has characterized sharing one’s faith in Christ in uniform as part of a plot aiming at “a systemic hostile takeover of the U.S. military by lunatic, fundamentalist Christians.” He has labelled Christian Service Members who simply wish to obey the Great Commission as...
  • The Molten Sea

    05/26/2018 12:04:31 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 2 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 26, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Molten Sea By Philip Cottraux Exodus 30:17-18: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein. The laver was a brass tub outside the tabernacle between the altar and entrance. Like a perfect procession, a ram was sacrificed at the outer altar, then the priests would enter the outer court to the brazen altar to make the burnt offerings. But they had to wash...
  • Fox Beats up on God

    05/25/2018 6:06:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    As the television season wraps up, it seems that Satan is having a bad year on Fox. The still-Rupert Murdoch-owned network canceled not only its devil drama "Lucifer" but also "The Exorcist," which "blessed" us with anti-religious plots about sexually active gay and straight priests and mercy-killing nuns. It even waved goodbye to the sitcom "The Mick," which routinely mocked religion as something only naive grade schoolers believe until they grow up to be "smart and progressive." Is Fox going soft? Rest easy, atheists. For people who want to ridicule God and those crazy believers, there is still Seth MacFarlane...
  • Why Jesus Is No Longer the Only Way for Many American Christians

    05/19/2018 11:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/18/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    Just over two months ago, as winter landed its final blows of snow in New York City, Michael A. Walrond Jr. of Harlem's 10,000-member First Corinthian Baptist Church landed an ideological blow of his own in traditional Christendom.Walrond, who was named "One of the Lord's Foot Soldiers" by Newsweek magazine, told his congregants that the belief that anyone who doesn't believe in Jesus is going to hell is "insanity.""There was a time when you would see people in the pulpit say, 'well, if you don't believe in Jesus you going to Hell. That's insanity in many ways because that is...
  • Eurovision Victory for Israel and the Phrase, "Next Year in Jerusalem". What does it mean?

    05/13/2018 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Freerepublic | 13 May 2018 | Jan_Sobieski
    The victory of Israeli, Netta Barzilai, and her song 'Toy' in the May 2018, Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal, was not so much amazing or spectacular. The talented young lady's unremarkable song, 'Toy', resembles more of a techno 'Hokey Pokey' or contemporary 'Chicken Dance' rather than a vocal masterpiece. However, what was remarkable were the words she used in her victory speech saying, "Next year in Jerusalem!" What does her phrase mean? 2000 year ago the Jewish people were expelled by the Romans from their land and dispersed to the four corners of the earth (even China!). Since then...
  • Is Christianity Just Wishful Thinking?

    05/06/2018 1:49:30 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 90 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | May 5, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Is Christianity Just Wishful Thinking? By Philip Cottraux Sigmund Freud devoted his life to studying the intricate workings of the human mind. He is responsible for many of the common psychological terms saturating modern culture: the id, the ego, the superego. The Oedipus complex. But in recent years, many of Freud’s ideas have come under scrutiny. Some have taken it as far as to suggest that most of his theories were made up. His influence has been so strong, however, that it’s hard to sort out what might have been pseudo-science. But I want to focus on Freud’s other notorious...
  • Are We Witnessing a Miracle in North Korea?

    05/01/2018 1:21:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | May 1, 2018 | Michael Brown
    It’s too soon to say for sure, but if things continue to develop positively between North and South Korea, it would not be farfetched to think that we are witnessing a miracle unfold before our eyes. And I say this circumspectly. After all, just a few months back, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was threatening nuclear war as he and President Trump rattled their sabers. The situation looked grim, and many pundits were concerned that Trump was provoking a madman with a powerful army and arsenal.Worse still, North Korea has been one of the darkest, most closed countries on the...