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  • New pope urges Church to return to its Gospel roots

    03/14/2013 7:51:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thursday March 14, 2013
    In his first public Mass, Pope Francis urged the Catholic Church on Thursday to stick to its Gospel roots and shun modern temptations, warning that it would become just another charitable group if it forgot its true mission. Addressing cardinals in the frescoed Sistine Chapel the day after his election there, Jorge Bergoglio said the Church should be more focused on the Gospels of Jesus Christ. "We can walk all we want, we can build many things, but if we don't proclaim Jesus Christ, something is wrong. We would become a compassionate NGO and not a Church which is the...
  • NBC Frets New Pope 'Didn't Exactly Scream a Modern Church,' Puts Liberalism on Papal 'To-Do List'

    03/14/2013 7:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 14, 2013 | Kyle Drennan
    In an interview with New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about the age of the newly elected Pope Francis: "...there was some stunned silence for a second. I think some had expected a younger man, he's 76....When you looked at that image of the new pope standing with some members of the Church hierarchy, visually, Cardinal Dolan, it didn't exactly scream a modern Church." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] At the same time Lauer was worried about the Church not projecting a more "modern" image, NBCNews.com offered...
  • CBS Goes Out of Its Way to Find the Radical Feminists in St. Peter's Square

    03/13/2013 5:43:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | March 13, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    uring CBS's special coverage of the papal election on Wednesday, correspondent Mark Phillips singled out two dissenters from Catholic tradition in the middle of crowd of hundreds of thousands in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, mere minutes after the white smoke went out of the Sistine Chapel's chimney, and before Pope Francis emerged onto the balcony over the piazza. The two activists, who wore pink "ordain women" pins, not only sought to change the Catholic Church's teachings on the all-male priesthood, but spotlighted "LGBT issues [and] reproductive health care" – a thinly-veiled reference to abortion and contraception – as...
  • Gay Activists Bully Tebow, Christian University

    03/08/2013 5:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Gay rights activists are demanding Tim Tebow back out of a speaking engagement at Liberty University just two weeks after pressuring the New York Jets quarterback to cancel a speaking engagement at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Tebow is expected to speak this weekend at Wildfire a mens conference hosted by the conservative Christian university. His remarks will be closed to the general public. The professional football player is well-known for sharing his faith in Christ but in recent weeks hes come under fire from the national media and gay rights activists for speaking in churches...
  • Academia's lost soul

    03/07/2013 3:08:42 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/7/13 | Gerald V. Todd
    From the time the Catholic Church established the university system in the so-called Dark Ages, when scientific method was devised at the Cathedral School at Chartres, lively exchange of ideas in science, philosophy, theology, law and the arts has been the fuel to advance Western Civilization. Built on the best of Roman and Greek civilizations, she made course corrections that ultimately draw on the promise of redemption God gave our first parents. Adam and Eve paid the price for their own failure to exercise their authority over creation given to humanity made in His image and likeness. Cains and Abels...
  • Why can PBS promote everything that goes against Biblical Christianity?

    03/07/2013 12:57:46 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    See PBS page.
  • Christ banned from Longview council invocations

    03/06/2013 3:33:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Seattle Times / The Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2013 | Nick Provenza
    Ministers should refrain from invoking Jesus Christ in invocations for City Council meetings, Longview Mayor Don Jensen said. Jensen told the Kelso-Longview Ministerial Association last month that such prayers were not acceptable because they could expose the city to a lawsuit, The Daily News reported Tuesday. Its not my choice to stop this, but I dont know how we can put our citizens at jeopardy and cost our city and our citizens a lot of money, said Jensen, who met with the association upon the advice of the city attorney....
  • Suicide in the age of Obama (reason Americans are increasingly killing themselves)

    03/05/2013 6:27:52 AM PST · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 4, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    Guns dont kill people. People kill themselves. Thats the story from the American Journal of Public Health, which reports that since Barack Obama was sworn in as president in 2009, the leading cause of death in America has been suicide. During the entire administration of George W. Bush and earlier, motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death by injury. But that all changed in 2009, with the rate of death by suicide rising by 15 percent over the past 10 years, while death by unintentional motor vehicle crash dropped 25 percent during the same period. Whats the take-away...
  • "The Bible" on History Channel

    03/03/2013 5:52:55 PM PST · by MacNaughton · 134 replies
    3/03/2013 | MacNaughton
    "The Bible", History Channel, 8/7 p.m., Sunday, 3/03/2013
  • The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent

    03/02/2013 9:00:12 AM PST · by Lera · 8 replies
    Olive Tree Ministries ^ | March 2,2013 | Jan Markell
    Jan and co-host Eric Barger talk to Dr. Erwin Lutzer about his new book, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent. Dr. Lutzer has hit a home run with his insights into what Islam is up to. This is a wake-up call to the church as well. Lutzer gets into "appeasement" issues by the current administration which are delusional and he talks about other current issues that trouble him concerning Islam, America, and the West. This is no ordinary book or radio discussion on this topic. The inroads of Islam are startling and Jan, Eric and Lutzer reference the...
  • Tebow's Big Fumble: Soon, the ball will be thrown to each of us.

    02/25/2013 8:31:53 AM PST · by rhema · 24 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/22/13 | R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    [ . . . ] No statement short of celebrating and affirming the normalization of homosexuality will be found acceptable to those now demanding an answer. Writing for Yahoo! Sports, Jay Busbee stated what is now obvious: "Whatever the reason for his cancellation, Tebow is fast approaching the point where he'll need to make more definitive stands on his own. . . . He has the power and potential to be an influential voice for his religion, but he'll need to decide how much of that religion he wishes to demonstrate." Now, take out Tebow's name and insert your own....
  • The Church Doesn't Need a Revolution

    02/23/2013 6:26:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    The pope has renounced the papal throne. Long live the progressive pope! Such are the rallying cries from establishment voices wanting to see the Catholic Church loosen up now that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to step down. But maybe people should listen to the Church's actual views. Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing some unique work looking into what Catholic women know and want from their Church. It's scandalous and yet not entirely surprising that she found only 13 percent of Catholic women who occasionally attend Mass accept Church teaching on contraception....
  • NBC Declares War on Christians

    02/22/2013 1:25:11 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 Feb 13 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Thats what I was wondering over the weekend as I watched Saturday Night Live blaspheme Jesus Christ in a violent and bloody Quentin Tarantino parody just three days after Ash Wednesday.</p> <p>The fake movie trailer for Djesus Uncrossed featured the Savior brandishing guns and blowing away Romans in classic Tarantino-style. Blood and gore and profanity spewed across flat screens from coast to coast; at one point Jesus sliced a mans head in half.</p>
  • O'Neill Got It Wrong: Gay Activists Want More than Liberation, not Less

    02/21/2013 2:33:55 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 20 February 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Brendan O'Neill totally missed the point. He compares the gay radicals of the past who did not want marriage because they saw it as a form of oppression to the LGBT movement of today who demand same-sex wedlock, and concludes that the latter have become bourgeois and integrated, renouncing the radical ideology of the beginning, when Stonewall was young and fighting for liberation from matrimony, not enslavement by it. The point he misses is that the homosexual activists have become more radical, not less. What they demand from society now is a total redefinition of marriage, something that goes to...
  • An Evangelical Pope?

    02/17/2013 1:03:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2012 | Michael Youssef
    The media, including some in the Christian media, throw around the word evangelical with little understanding of its proper definition. Most recently, the media has done this in referring to Pope Benedict XVI as the Evangelical Pope. In an attempt to say hes a missionary-minded Pope, or a proselytizing Pope, they impart a title that would probably make him most uncomfortable. I have a deep respect for Pope Benedict. Respect for his impressive intellect. Respect for his strong stand on moral issues. Respect for his belief in the uniqueness of Jesus Christ for salvation. Respect for his levelheadedness in understanding...
  • Foreigners arrested for trying to spread Christianity in Libya (Spread of "Democracy" alert!)

    02/16/2013 1:26:41 PM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 2/16/2013 | staff
    Four foreigners have been arrested in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday. "They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said. "Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security." Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called the Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South...
  • Book Excerpt: PART OF Chapter 3, "Kingdom's Eve and The Nine Harbingers"

    02/15/2013 11:49:55 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Pages 31-43 of "The Harbinger" Large Print Edition | September 1, 2012 | Jonathan Cahn
    This is an excerpt to wet your desire for an interesting book. They had no idea what was coming. They thought it would all go on as it always had, as if it would never change. They had no idea what was about to happen or what it was all leading to. Everything they had ever known, up to that point, their entire world, would vanish. Who? An ancient peoplean ancient kingdom. Israel, the northern kingdom, eighth century B.C. They should have known. It was all there from the beginning, but they forgot. Forgot what? Their purpose, their foundation, that...
  • Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

    02/10/2013 4:45:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 117 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2-4-13 | Michael Brown
    I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that I read an article about how this same sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts in tongues while attending church services. What? This is actually a perfect illustration of American charismatic Christianity, where you can say you love Jesus (like...
  • Hatred, Bigotry and Truth in the Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage Debate

    02/13/2013 4:00:29 AM PST · by rhema · 10 replies
    Patheos ^ | 2/8/13 | Rob Schwarzwalder
    The Bibles teaching on human sexuality is clear: The only kind of sexual intimacy Scripture countenances exists between one man and one woman, within marriage. This teaching is restrictive, limiting, narrow. It also possesses the singular advantage of being accurate, in the sense of being a faithful representation of what the Bible says. One need not agree with the Bible to acknowledge its clear teaching. Regarding efforts to diminish the Bibles teachings about homosexuality, specifically, former Benedictine monk Luke Timothy Johnson, now of Emory University, writes, I have little patience with efforts to make Scripture say something other than what...
  • ObamaCare: Christian Leaders Will Fraternize, Fall, or Fight!

    02/12/2013 3:58:25 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 11 replies
    CST News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Dr. Don Boys
    My column, Catholics Defy ObamaCare! What About Fundamentalist Churches and Universities? caused a stir in some circles. Will Christian leaders decide to fraternize with the enemy by killing innocent babies, or fall on their swords by closing their ministries, or fight to the very end by operating illegally in storefronts or darkened basements? They will do one of the three. The fraternizers will be promoted (but should be pitied); those who fall on their swords (seeking some credibility by not joining the enemy or identifying with the fighters) will be praised and those who fight and disobey the law and...
  • 20 Reasons America Is Becoming An Increasingly Nonfunctional Society

    02/09/2013 5:08:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | John Hawkins
    1) Starting in the sixties there was an explosion of children born out-of-wedlock and kids who don't grow up in two parent families fare more poorly percentage wise on just about any and every scale imaginable including substance abuse, teenage pregnancies, suicide rates, criminality and homelessness. 2) Many people are becoming so childlike in their dependence on the government that they can't save for their own retirement, escape from an oncoming hurricane, or even purchase their own birth control without the government handling it for them. 3) Our legal system encourages frivolous lawsuits, is punitively expensive and because of the...
  • Atheism as the new World "Religion" (ZOT!)

    02/08/2013 3:30:15 PM PST · by JaneAnna23 · 92 replies
    Cleantv.com ^ | Cleantv
    Hello fellow free republicans! I've been reading more and more online about how Atheists have started a movement to have Atheistic Churches the way doctrinal/theological religions do. Regardless of where you stand it's certainly a thought-provoking movement seeing as Atheism has long been an intellectual perspective of DOUBT in any religion. But I found an interesting video on youtube/cleantv.com about it. It's only 3 minutes so it is well worth your time. So check it out! I'm interested to see what others think about atheistic movements in our culture. http://www.clean.tv/Web/ProgramDetail.aspx?pid=670
  • Governor Sarah Palin to Deliver Keynote Address at Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award Gala

    02/07/2013 9:50:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network is delighted to announce that Moe & Sana Maraachli will receive the 2013 Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Award at the first Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network Award Gala on Friday, April 5, in Philadelphia. In 2011, an international controversy erupted over Joseph Maraachli (Baby Joseph) after Canadian physicians refused to perform a tracheotomy, calling the procedure invasive and futile. This would have ultimately led to Josephs imposed death. The Maraachlis courageously fought to have Joseph, who was diagnosed with a neurologic disorder called Leighs disease, transferred to the United States, contending...
  • Social justice vs. kingdom work

    02/05/2013 7:47:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Chistian Chronicle ^ | The March 2013 Edition | Bobby Ross, Jr.
    AT A NATIONAL MEETING of youth ministers, the key role of the local church is emphasized. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Love Jesus. Tolerate the church. At a time when Americans confidence in organized religion has hit a 40-year low, that mindset seems particularly prevalent among younger Christians. At the recent National Conference on Youth Ministries, Scot McKnight one of the keynote speakers challenged what he described as the modern tendency to lift up social justice efforts as kingdom work. Its like a tsunami, beginning to overtake the church, and the church is losing significance in local communities because...
  • Why Im optimistic about Christianitys future

    02/03/2013 8:22:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/03/2013 | Johnnie Moore
    've been asked more times than I can remember by secular people and the secular press if Christianity is now, truly...finally...a dying religion. The scenario plays out a bit like this. A reporter, after rattling off a steady stream of apocalyptic examples "supported by research," then asks something like: "Given the decline of Christian influence in our society, and around the world, is Christianity on a respirator?" At this moment, I think they expect me --us -- to jump on the blame bandwagon, and moan on about why Christianity is in danger of being relegated to history's dustbin. If you're...
  • Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam

    07/09/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE | July 9, 2011 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Whittaker Chambers and Totalitarian Islam Playwright David Mamet recently acknowledged that he had been profoundly influenced by Communist apostate Whittaker Chambers’s 1952 anti-Communist memoir, Witness. Mamet described how reading Chambers’s opus inspired “the wrenching experience” of forcibly reevaluating the way he thought, particularly his confessed leftist-herd co-dependence. Also, echoing the delusive herd mentality of the Left’s ad hominem attacks in the 1950s on Chambers — whose allegations of Communist conspiracies have been entirely vindicated with irrefragable documentation from the captured Soviet Venona cables — Congressman Peter King’s staid initial hearings of March 10, 2011, on American Muslim radicalization engendered similarly...
  • Iraqi Kurdistan: A Safe Haven for Christians?

    01/23/2013 8:00:50 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | January 14, 2013 | Alan Wisdom
    Iraq's Christian population has been the target of violence for several years.The Christian community in Iraq has suffered great loss in the decade since the U.S. invasion of 2003. Is there a ray of hope now that Iraq's Assyrian, Chaldean, Armenian, and other Christians can find a secure future in the Kurdistan region? This was the possibility contemplated at a December 5 conference sponsored by Catholic University in Washington, DC. Since 2003, Iraqi Christian homes, businesses, and churches have been targets of repeated violent attacks-bombings, shootings, kidnappings, arsons-perpetrated by militias aligned with other religious and ethnic groups. The central government...
  • Going over the Moral Cliff

    01/23/2013 3:30:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    In my book, When the Crosses are Gone, I warn that when a culture abandons thinking and logic in favor of feelings and emotions, it is doomed to destruction. Although emotions are a very important part of the human psyche, when they control every aspect of life, morality becomes a victim. Today, there is widespread agreement that morality in America is deteriorating with breathtaking speed. On one hand, we face a belligerent and intimidating lobby that desires the breakdown of biblical morality. On the other hand, a docile publicas well as church leadershipis terrified to stand up for truth...
  • Remember Dr. King's Dream By Supporting American Muslims

    01/21/2013 12:14:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Global Grind ^ | January 18, 2013 | Russell Simmons & Rabbi Marc Schneier
    On Jan. 7, exactly two weeks before we are to simultaneously celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and inaugurate Barack Obama to his second term as President of the United States, sinister advertisements went up in dozens of subway stations around New York City, making evident that despite the undoubted strides our nation has made toward achieving justice and equality, bigotry and fear-mongering remain alive and well in America. The American Freedom Defense Initiative, headed by Pamela Geller, an inflammatory demagogue with a long history of anti-Muslim incitement, purchased space in 39 stations for ads with an...
  • My Gay Roommate

    01/21/2013 11:12:50 AM PST · by rhema · 26 replies
    Patheos ^ | 11/28/12 | Eric Teetsel
    Tim and I met a few years ago at a 24 watch party. His natural intelligence, unabashed geekiness, and Snaps skills made us quick friends. Plus, he managed a Starbucks so there was free coffee in it for me. Before long, I needed a new place to live and so did he. With a third friend, we rented a house together. Our friendship grew. Soon, I discovered that Tim is a serious Christian whose poignant reflections on faith and life set him apart from the pack. He was an usher in my wedding. One day, Tim told me that he...
  • The Fingerprints of Perfection Upon Creation

    01/19/2013 11:03:57 PM PST · by Masada Mossad · 8 replies
    sharia unveiled ^ | 20 January 2013 | Schuyler Montague
    Several years ago while shoveling snow outside of the business I worked for, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around and was greeted by a gentleman who asked, Do you believe in the existence of God? Absolutely! I replied. He then asked And, you believe that he created everything? Again, I replied Yes, absolutely! This gentleman went on say, So, of all of His creations, the universe, the stars, the oceans, the animals and so on He, can reach out and have as much of His creations that He desires at anytime, except for one.. And, this...
  • Ch-Ch-Changes, Plus Personal C-C-Confessions

    01/17/2013 5:17:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    seraphicpress.com ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert J. Avrech
    With deep condescension, my professors informed me that we live in a post-religious world. Religion, I was lectured, was the opiate of the people. I wondered, but never had the courage to suggest, that perhaps Marxism was the opiate of the elites.
  • American Socialism Working 1 in 4 Kids on Food Stamps

    01/13/2013 10:42:53 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    political outcast ^ | 1-12-13 | Dave Jolly
    Many of the same tactics used to weaken the Christian influence also worked to weaken the family. They introduced the ideas of divorce made easy instead of working out the problems or turning to Scripture. They taught situation ethics in schools where kids learned to blame their parents for all of their problems and then resent them for it. In the 1960s and 70s, the openness of sexual promiscuity flooded the families. Adultery and pre-marital sex permeated through the Church like yeast in a batch of dough. Even Christian leaders fell to the temptations that were hurled at them, causing...
  • The Giglio Imbroglio The Public Inauguration of a New Moral McCarthyism

    01/12/2013 10:25:16 AM PST · by rhema · 43 replies
    Albert Mohler Blog ^ | 1/10/13 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
    A new chapter in Americas moral revolution came today as Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio withdrew from giving the benediction at President Obamas second inaugural ceremony. In a statement released to the White House and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Giglio said that he withdrew because of the furor that emerged yesterday after a liberal watchdog group revealed that almost twenty years ago he had preached a sermon in which he had stated that homosexuality is a sin and that the only way out of a homosexual lifestyle is through the healing power of Jesus. In other words, a Christian pastor...
  • How Can the Gospel Be Good News to Gays?

    01/11/2013 11:03:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 1-10-13 | Sam Allberry
    We were having lunch together, and I was praying like mad. My friend had been in a committed same-sex relationship for about 15 years. He was interested in Jesus; attracted to his teaching and message. But he wanted to know how becoming a Christian would affect his gay lifestyle. I had explained, as carefully and graciously as I could, that Jesus upheld and expanded the wider biblical stance on sexuality, that the only context for sexual activity is heterosexual marriage. Following Jesus would mean seeking to live under his word, in this area as in any other. He had been...
  • Has modern Christianity formed a new Church? [vanity]

    01/10/2013 9:33:42 AM PST · by MeOnTheBeach · 71 replies
    Has modern Christianity formed a new Church? I'll keep the journey into history simple. In the last 2000 years the churches large enough to survive the attacks by larger established churches could survive. They were not civil nor peaceful. They conducted massive wars against each other. However, over the last several decades, something different has happened, a new church has formed. All these churches that used to slaughter each other now accept the baptisms and membership performed by their one time rivals. Individual doctrines no longer matter. Their adherents now claim everyone is "saved" in the body of Christ. Modern...
  • Brad Pitt Playing Pontius Pilate?

    01/08/2013 2:43:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Owen Williams
    As revealed last autumn, Warners are planning to add to the recent spate of proposed Biblical epics with its own yarn based around Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Deadline now reveals that Brad Pitt is circling the lead role. Reports that it's because he wants to wash his hands of World War Z remain unverified. The familiar version of Pilate is more or less the one played - rather well - by Hristo Shopov in Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, and by David Bowie in Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ - although perhaps you prefer Telly Savalas in...
  • Libertarianism & Christianity

    01/06/2013 3:43:37 PM PST · by grumpa · 69 replies
    Faith Facts Publishing ^ | January 5, 2013 | Faith Facts
    We have noticed many conservative Christians these days claiming to hold to a libertarian political philosophy. Libertarianism is the idea that government should allow complete freedom, except in the case when one person directly harms another. While this often sounds appealing to Christians, we see see a dangerous clash of worldviews in trying to mix Christianity with libertarianism. We think that Christian libertarians have been unwittingly duped into adopting a philosophy that has much in common with liberal secularists--and is contrary to the Bible at key points. Libertarianism and Christianity really do not mix like some think. Among the problems...
  • A Culture War or a War Against Christ?

    01/06/2013 8:53:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Michael Youssef
    Some in the media have popularized the term culture war, giving the impression that the war being waged against Christianity is the same thing as a war against everything that is traditional. But in 2013, lets change the term. Lets call it what it is: A war against Christ. Certainly there are many American traditions rooted in Christian teaching and history. But mixing some traditions with what is purely Christ-honoringalthough it may recruit support from non-Christian traditionalists or conservativesdilutes the Christian dye. Take for example the ACLUs war against Christians praying in public schools while obliging Muslims the ability...
  • How To Pray For Revival [Christian FREEPers, We Need It]

    01/04/2013 8:22:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    the resurgence ^ | Ray Ortlund
    When Jonathan Edwards described the awakening in his church, he had to use words like surprising, extraordinary and astonishing. The Bible says of the early church that awe came upon every soul (Acts 2:43). We cant program that into our worship: 10:45 am Awe comes upon every soul. Since revival is of God, we should pray for it. But how? The Bible teaches us how to pray; Isaiah 63:15-64:12 is a biblical prayer for revival.
  • Hungary's Christian-Influenced Constitution (Theonomy Applied)

    01/03/2013 8:20:35 PM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 5 replies
    Theonomy Resources ^ | DECEMBER 25, 2012
    On April 25, 2011, Hungary adopted a new constitution titled "The Fundamental Law of Hungary," which took effect January 1, 2012. This constitution, while not entirely Christian, does include several biblical principles of civil government, as well as statements explicitly acknowledging both God and Christianity's important impact on the nation. In aspects of the constitution (see excerpts below), one sees a marked difference between Hungary's direction and America's direction. While American law denigrates marriage, the family, the helpless (especially the unborn), church/state cooperation, Christianity's national influence, and God, Hungarian law does just the opposite.
  • Netanyahu: West Bank Could Go Way of Egypt, Syria

    01/02/2013 7:23:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cbn news ^ | 1/2/13 | Julie Stahl
    JERUSALEM, Israel - Areas of Biblical Judea and Samaria (West Bank) under the Palestinian Authority rule could end up with a regime change like that in Egypt or a shaking like what is going on in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Speaking at the start of a Bible study at his home, Netanyahu likened the current situation in the Middle East to the beginning of the portion of the Jewish Bible (Torah -- first five books of the Bible) being studied this week. "Now there arose a new king over Egypt," Netanyahu said, quoting the passage from Exodus...
  • Is Israel hiding the secret source of Christianity?

    01/01/2013 6:32:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | Matthew Kalman
    Were the final resting-places of the family and disciples of Jesus discovered 30 years ago and then hidden as part of a religious-political conspiracy? The archaeological controversy swirling around two Roma-era burial tombs in Jerusalem refuses to die. Indeed, it has become something of an ugly academic slugfest. In one corner stands the Israeli archaeological establishment represented by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Professor Amos Kloner of Bar-Ilan University, backed by various respected archaeologists and scholars. In the other stands Simcha Jacobovici, the filmmaker and self-styled Naked Archaeologist, backed by another group of respected archaeologists and scholars.In 1981, Prof Kloner...
  • Report declares thriving Israeli Christian population

    12/30/2012 9:46:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    One News Now ^ | 12-30-12 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Almost 65 years after Jews who were dispersed around the world returned to their homeland ― following a departure that lasted nearly two millennia ― a report released by Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) confirms that the Christian population in the Jewish nation is alive and well, despite the nation's more dominant Jewish and Muslim religions, growing to 158,000 (roughly two percent of the total population). While thousands of Christians celebrated Christmas among various observances taking place across the Promised Land, a CBS statistical breakdown divulged that 80 percent of the Christians living in Israel are Arab. The remaining...
  • Popes Christmas message warns gender theory is a denial of God and the Bible

    12/29/2012 5:25:44 PM PST · by rhema · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/21/12 | JOHN-HENRY WESTE
    The gender theory, which is behind the homosexual revolution and the attack on the family was highlighted in Pope Benedicts Christmas message to Vatican prelates this morning. There is no denying the crisis that threatens, the family to its foundations especially in the Western world, he said. Crediting the Chief Rabbi of France, Gilles Bernheim, for the research, Pope Benedict XVI said the attack we are currently experiencing on the true structure of the family, made up of father, mother, and child, goes much deeper than was originally believed. While up to now we regarded a false understanding of...
  • Was there a church in Mecca? ... Christian figure discovered at holy site in Yemen

    12/29/2012 2:05:01 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 December 2012
    Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a buried Christian empire in the highlands of Yemen, leading to theories that there may have once been a church in Mecca. A stone carving of a Christian figure was found in Zafar, some 581 miles south of Mecca, and is thought to have been made in the era of the Prophet Muhammad. Paul Yule, an archaeologist from Heidelberg in Germany, has dated the 5feet 7inch tall relief which shows a man with chains of jewellery, curls and spherical eyes to around 530AD. ... The figure is barefoot, which was typical of Coptic saints....
  • Buried Christian Empire Casts New Light on Early Islam

    12/29/2012 4:19:03 AM PST · by txnativegop · 10 replies
    ABCNews/SpiegelOnline ^ | December 29, 2012 | Matthias Schulz
    Story at link.
  • The Armies of allah: From Damascus to Jerusalem

    12/26/2012 11:10:00 PM PST · by Katechon · 16 replies
    December 27 | Katechon
    The armies of allah are CONVERGING RIGHT NOW towards Damascus. The sole obstacle is the Assad rgime. Once Assad is down (and he will be, its only a matter of time: the Obama rgime, al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia are ALL against Assad), the armies of allah will mobilize in order to raid JERUSALEM. Should we not mobilize? Should we not be trying urgently to mobilize the antisemitic "Christians" among us, with the use of Reason, to become friends of the Jewish People -- in order to get their support in the CRUSADE to protect JERUSALEM? Abram...
  • Militant Islam Greatest Threat to Middle Eastern Christianity, Says Think Tank

    12/26/2012 7:29:05 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12-26-12 | Michael Gryboski
    A British think tank has released a lengthy report claiming that militant Islam is the greatest existential threat to Middle Eastern Christianity, bringing Christian communities in the region "close to extinction." The London-based Civitas, also known as the Institute for the Study of Civil Society, published the report in December. "Christianity is in serious danger of being wiped out in its biblical heartlands because of Islamic oppression," reads a statement from the group issued Sunday. "But Western politicians and media largely ignore the widespread persecution of Christians in the Middle East and the wider world because they are afraid they...
  • Who killed the phrase "Merry Christmas?" A schizophrenic felon and Al Sharpton did!

    12/26/2012 8:40:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collns
    This year those of us who cherish the phrase Merry Christmas have started to say Merry Christ-mas to reinsert the name Christ into the greeting. Heres a reminder of how we started to lose Merry Christmas 40 years ago. On the day before Christmas in 1971 the New York Times ran an article about a new holiday called Kwanzaa that was invented by an America hating Black separatist named Ron Everett. Everett now uses the made up African name Maulana Ron Karenga to show the world he wants nothing to do with White America. That Mr. Karenga was in a...