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  • How Can You Share the Gospel with Muslims?

    09/22/2018 12:54:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. ^ | Sep 2016 | Tiffany Jothen
    “I will be so happy if my Lord Jesus Christ accepts me as one of His followers. Is it possible if I was born a Muslim?” That’s a question from a man in the Middle East who reached out to BGEA’s internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, after hearing about Christ through Christian friends. Search for Jesus has over 500 trained volunteers ready to respond to online visitors with the hope of the Gospel. Two of those volunteers, Brian and Kimberly of North Carolina, spent years as missionaries to Muslims in Southeast Asia and now answer emails from Muslims around...
  • Mizoram: Leaders of 14 Churches reject Supreme Court order order on Section 377 [homosexual; India]

    09/19/2018 10:20:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 1 replies
    OpIndia.com ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | OpIndia Staff
    While the country is celebrating the historic Supreme Court judgement to decriminalise Homosexuality, the Churches in Mizoram have "rejected" https://www.time8.in/mizoram-meghalaya-churches-say-gay-sex-is-immoral/ the apex court's ruling on Article 377. A congregation of 14 major churches in the state, Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, on Monday has said https://thenortheasttoday.com/mizoram-state-churches-reject-scs-section-377-ruling/ that it wished the apex court had never scrapped Section 377. The leaders of the Church stated that homosexuality, lesbianism should continue to be criminalised as it was in the past. In Meghalaya, the Church has said, https://nenow.in/north-east-news/meghalaya-shillong-catholic-church-thumbs-gay-sex.html "What is legal is not equal to moral acceptability. The Catholic Church and many others  hold that homosexual...
  • Lauren Daigle's 'Look Up Child'...Biggest Sales Week for a Christian...in Nearly Nine Years

    09/16/2018 6:39:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Billboard.com ^ | 9/16/18 | Keith Caulfield
    Lauren Daigle makes a splashy debut at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with her new studio album, Look Up Child, earning the singer-songwriter her highest charting album and first top 10. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.... Look Up Child, which also debuts at No. 1 on the Top Christian Albums chart, starts with 115,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the largest overall week for a Christian music album...
  • Video: Why Paul Wrote Romans

    09/12/2018 2:29:33 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 11, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Welcome to Wednesday night Bible study!I was off last week due to a vacation. This week, however, we're resuming the vlog series on why the New Testament was written, focusing on Romans.Why Paul Wrote RomansA little shorter than last time, but the history behind Romans isn't all that complicated. Video runs at 11:16.
  • Franklin Graham: Pray for Boldness Amid Opposition in Blackpool, England

    09/11/2018 3:25:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    billygraham.org ^ | August 6, 2018 | Franklin Graham
    Dear Friend, Blackpool, a city in Lancashire on England’s northwest coast, desperately needs a message of hope. But some in Blackpool are determined to prevent that. For a large portion of the city’s population today, hopelessness is part of everyday life. A number of churches in Blackpool and the surrounding Lancashire area have been praying for their community for several years and extended an invitation to me to come hold evangelistic meetings in September. I’m going to share the Gospel—a message that is the only hope for the world—that God sent His Son to take our sins, that Jesus Christ...
  • Church of the Firstborn (Part III): Raised Up, Seated with Christ, and Ready to Rule

    09/11/2018 11:53:07 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 3 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/11/18 | Jeff
    And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Look! He is coming with the clouds...(Rev. 1:5-7, NRSV). In this third and final installment of the Church of the Firstborn series (see Parts I and II), I will be diving into another messianic mystery tucked away in the OT. There...
  • The Birth of Jesus and the Day of Trumpets... Jesus Born on September 11th

    09/10/2018 10:03:09 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 117 replies
    The historical evidence I have presented in this book shows that Jesus was born in the year 3 B.C.E. It appears most probable that a late summer birth in 3 B.C.E. has the best credentials. I need not rehearse my reasons for this, but they are very strong. Indeed, the evidence from the priestly courses alone suggests that a September nativity is the most likely. This gives a pretty close approximation that most scholars would probably accept as reasonable. But now, we come to the nitty-gritty! To propose an early evening birth on September 11, 3 B.C.E. appears almost impossible...
  • What Kind of Justice would James Madison appoint to the Supreme Court?

    09/10/2018 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    American Minute ^ | by William J. Federer
    His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER 10, 1845. Joseph Story served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. He helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case, 1841. When the Supreme Court ruled against the Democrat's Indian Removal Act (Worcester v. Georgia, 1832), Justice Joseph Story wrote March 4, 1832:...
  • The Pre-Trib Rapture is Solid Biblical Truth. Here's Why.

    09/10/2018 9:22:16 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 96 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/7/18 | Hillary
    As I've shared before, most of my life I believed in what is known as the “post-trib rapture.”  “Why should we escape?” I would ask. (In today's vernacular, it might sound like, “Why are we such special snowflakes?”) While I turned this part of me off for several years, I still believed the Church would be tested during the seven-year tribulation, face the mark of the beast, have to endure to the end to be saved, and should prepare to hide in the woods with extra jugs of water, first-aid supplies, and well-preserved food. (The movie The Road illustrates what...
  • The Church, Sexual Immorality, and Fake Christianity

    09/09/2018 10:46:39 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 18 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 9/9/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    …Fewer and fewer Americans these days seem willing “to contend with the explicit repentance of a definite, fully recognized, sin.” Of course, to a great extent, this is because fewer and fewer Americans are able to recognize what is sin—or, many Americans are simply becoming comfortable with their sin and are eagerly strolling along the “gentle slope” to hell. In a foolish desire to be “relevant” or “tolerant,” churches across the world—especially mainline Protestant churches and the Catholic Church—have abandoned long-heeded truths for heresy. This is especially the case when it comes to matters in the sexual realm. At this...
  • The Dangers of Scientism

    09/08/2018 4:27:25 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | September 8, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Dangers of Scientism By Philip Cottraux “Science, like other outmoded systems, is destroying itself. As it gains in power, it proves itself incapable of handling the power. Because things are going very fast now…it will be in everyone’s hands. It will be in kits for backyard gardeners. Experiments for schoolchildren. Cheap labs for terrorists and dictators. And that will force everyone to ask the question - ‘What should I do with my power?’ Which is the very question science says it cannot answer.” -Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park****** Atheists often accuse religious people of being anti-science. They cite past examples...
  • Thousands of Christians defy own churches' 'social justice' campaigns

    09/07/2018 7:21:44 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    wnd ^ | 9/6/18 | wnd
    A relatively unpublicized and unpromoted online statement for Christians to affirm that they are defying the “social justice” agenda of some American churches, and rejecting “values borrowed from secular culture,” is surging. Introduced only days ago, by Thursday afternoon it had nearly 5,000 signatures from individuals and groups, including churches. The Daily Wire said the “Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel” even is attracting opposition, such as the criticism from Ryan Burton King, of Grace Baptist in the United Kingdom, who charged that the signers are “not at all ‘getting’ what those whom it primarily addresses are saying.” WND...
  • Offensive ‘Social Justice’ Corporatist Pandering

    09/06/2018 10:36:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    These social justice brats will know “capitalism and Christianity are evil” because their smart devices, corrupt politicians, and teachers would have told them so at nauseam If I had a dollar for every young and ill-informed brat in this country who believes that our nation is oppressive and in need of a communist “social justice” makeover, supporting the benched quarterback who took a knee during the playing of our National Anthem, I would be rich. It would seem that education would clarify the confusion these brats experience. However, since most educators are hard-core socialists and they indoctrinate every student who...
  • Religious Persecution in the Russian-Occupied Territories of Eastern Ukraine

    09/05/2018 2:17:54 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Spring 2018 | Mykhailo Cherenkov
    War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014 following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists. Along with forcing at least 1.6 million people from their homes, the ongoing conflict has also resulted in the persecution of Protestant pastors and churches throughout the territories that are occupied by pro-Russian separatist groups. One such group is the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR). According to a new law passed on Feb. 2, 2018 (#211-II “About Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations”), the LNR is permitted to discriminate against any and all non-Orthodox religious communities. While...
  • Islam has been at war with Christianity for a thousand years

    09/04/2018 6:03:09 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 4 Sep 18 | William Kilpatrick
    At a time when Catholic youth are taught that Islam means peace, pilgrimage and prayer, and Catholic adults are under the impression that Muslims are a misunderstood minority who only want to share their values and their baba ghanoush, it's refreshing to occasionally make contact with reality. I mean "refreshing" here in the sense that a dive into chilly waters is refreshing. I just finished reading Raymond Ibrahim's Sword and Scimitar, a history of fourteen centuries of war between Islam and the West, and the effect is similar to the shocked-awake effect of a plunge into cold water. Not...
  • Ukraine could beat Putin in Church Battle

    09/03/2018 2:31:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 3 September 2018 | Leonid Bershidsky
    Ukraine can’t reclaim territory annexed by Russia or held by its proxies – but it’s increasingly likely to deprive its larger neighbor of something arguably as valuable: Its power over Ukraine’s Orthodox Christian believers, and with it Moscow’s claim to a central role in eastern Christianity. Moscow Patriarch Kirill went to Istanbul late last month to meet with Bartholomew (of Constantinople). A bishop who was present said that while no final decision was made on Ukrainian autocephaly, the process has now gone too far to reverse it. Russian clerics have warned that granting independence to the Ukrainian church could cause...
  • A Better Christian Nationalism

    09/01/2018 5:23:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    First Thing ^ | June 2018 | Peter J. Leithart
    During his address to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Vice President Pence called America a “nation of faith." and claimed that the phrase was a favorite of President Trump’s, and "we are in the midst of a new beginning of greatness in America.” The new SBC President, J. D. Greear, felt the need to tweet his ambivalence about Pence’s speech, and perhaps Pence’s very presence at the Convention. In his own speech to the Convention, Greear emphasized the subordinate place of earthly politics. Baptists renounce Messianic politics and Messianic politicians, because: We believe that Jesus is the lord of the...
  • Rembrandt Van Ryn: A Protestant Artist

    08/30/2018 1:50:31 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Grace Evangelical Society ^ | 1992 | Arthur L. Farmstead
    Bob Jones University is what most would call a fundamentalist school. No one, however, should think that it has low academic standards or is anti-cultural. The heavy emphasis on producing Shakespeare’s plays, the gallery of great religious art, as well as an exact replica of the Jerusalem Chamber of Westminster Abbey tell us otherwise. One thing nearly all of us Protestants who have visited this beautiful and well-presented gallery cannot help noticing is the heavy preponderance, not only of Roman Catholic artists, but also of specifically Catholic themes. When Bob Jones, Jr. was challenged with the question, “Why do you...
  • Searching for the Historic Church: The Allure of Eastern Orthodoxy

    08/30/2018 10:35:03 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    In the past five or six years, I have known several people who have left Reformed Christianity for Eastern Orthodoxy. Their reasons for making that decision varied. Some were mesmerized by the beauty of the Divine Liturgy. Others found Eastern Orthodoxy (hereafter EO) to offer a greater appreciation for mystery and religious experience than what they had known as a Protestant. All of them, however, were attracted by and eventually convinced of EO’s claim to be the original church founded by Christ. While I do not agree with their decision, I sympathize with their desire to be part of the...
  • The Need for Artists in the Catholic Church

    08/28/2018 3:05:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Dec 2016 | Mary Reza
    “Man can live without science, he can live without bread, but without beauty he could no longer live, because there would no longer be anything to do to the world. The whole secret is here, the whole of history is here.” So wrote Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his novel Demons. The Russian Orthodox novelist would find himself in agreement with a Polish Roman Catholic Pope, who more than a century later wrote of the Catholic Church’s need for beauty, and artists who could create that beauty. "Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an...