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  • Here's How the New Christian Left Is Twisting the Gospel

    03/23/2017 4:26:14 AM PDT · by metmom · 27 replies
    CharismaMagazine ^ | 3/15/2017 | CHELSEN VICARI
    Peek behind the curtain of some "progressive" or "hip" evangelical churches, past the savvy technology and secular music, and you will find more than just a contemporary worship service. You'll find faith leaders encouraging young evangelicals to trade in their Christian convictions for a gospel filled with compromise. They're slowly attempting to give evangelicalism an "update"—and the change is not for the good. It's painful for me to admit, but we can no longer rest carefree in our evangelical identity—because it is changing. No doubt you have seen the headlines declaring that evangelicalism is doomed because evangelical kids are leaving...
  • The World Isn't Big Enough For Jesus And Muhammmad. Now You Know. (Vanity/Opinion)

    03/21/2017 2:28:28 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | 3-22-17 | Enterprise
    The Master is at work. I cannot possibly understand all the moves, but when I step back and just look, the struggle of good against evil becomes like looking at a white circle on a black background. This struggle manifests itself in things like Islamic terrorists against Jews and Christians and leftist idealogues against Democracy. I include leftist idealogy with Islamic terrorism because they are allies, and to me, equally vile. The events of our time, while confusing, signal the return of the Master, and the final Earth battle between good and evil. Jesus hasn't given up on mankind. Pray.
  • They Told Trump to Keep Jesus Out of the White House, So He Fired Back With THIS

    03/18/2017 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Syncro · 88 replies
    ussanews.com/News ^ | March 17, 2017/ | Scott Osborn
    Throughout the duration of his two-term presidency, Barack Obama waged a full-blown war on Christianity, all while appeasing Muslims and pandering to terrorists, but not Donald Trump. President Trump was recently interviewed by David Brody.“Let me switch gears. You know, it wouldn’t be an interview between us if I didn’t ask a ‘God question,’ if you will,” said Brody. “How has that spiritual journey been for you? Especially being here and knowing the gravity of the office. Do you feel the need to pray more? Where are you on that?” As Mr. Conservative notes, Obama would have tried to dodge...
  • [Christian nation?] Christianity is in the Constitution

    03/15/2017 3:29:14 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 33 replies
    apologeticspress.org ^ | by Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    Those who insist that America was not intended to be a “Christian nation” point to the obvious absence of specific directives regarding Christianity in the federal Constitution. The popular propaganda since the 1960s has been that “the irreligious Framers did not want the nation to retain any attachment to the Christian religion.” Such an assertion is a monstrous perversion of historical fact. The truth of the matter is that they were fearful of the potential interference by the federal government in its ability to place restrictions on the free exercise of the Christian religion. Consequently, they desired that the specifics...
  • The Silencing of God (Session 1) [Lessons re: America’s intimate connection to Christianity]

    03/15/2017 12:51:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 27 replies
    youtube (original sourcre: apologeticspress.org) ^ | Published on Jul 6, 2015 (on youtube) | By Dave Miller, Ph.D.
    Session #1 of "The Silencing of God" seminar introduces the sinister attempt to expunge manifestations of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life--in direct and stark contradiction to the original intentions of the Founders and Framers. The United States of America is undergoing swift transition as the forces of “political correctness” wage a vociferous culture war. Activist judges, secularist educators, morally bankrupt entertainers, and liberal politicians have teamed up to sell a sanitized version of America’s past. Their objective? To expunge every manifestation of God, Christ, and the Bible from American life. What has been the result of their...
  • Student Satanists Announce Lamb Sacrifice and Bible Burning at Clemson U

    03/11/2017 12:47:41 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 85 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 10 Mar 17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    <p>As most people know, demonic cults were a myth propagated in the 1990s with the hysteria of ritual abuse spreading throughout the US and Europe. They never existed, but it has become trendy for some people to emulate the imagined practices of Satanists. And now students at Clemson University have announced plans (via a poster) to perform a “live bloodletting and lamb sacrifice” and a burning of Bibles to commemorate the building of a new campus chapel.</p>
  • What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil?"

    03/10/2017 8:18:07 AM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-09-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does Jesus Mean by Calling Us Evil? Msgr. Charles Pope • March 9, 2017 • In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Thursday of the First Week of Lent) Jesus says,If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him? (Mt 7:11)A similar verse occurs in the Gospel of Luke: If you then, though you are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit...
  • Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity, Become the World’s Biggest Religion [says Pew]

    03/04/2017 4:57:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 3, 2017 | 4:31 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    By the middle of this century, the number of Muslims worldwide will roughly equal those of Christians and by the century’s end will exceed them, making Islam the world’s largest religion. That’s according to projections in a new analysis by the Pew Research Center, which identifies Islam as the world’s fastest-growing religion, owing to higher fertility rates and the fact Muslims have the youngest median age of all religious groups. In 2010, 1.6 billion Muslims accounted for 23.2 percent of the total world population; Pew says that proportion could grow to 29.7 percent by 2050, and to 34.9 percent by...
  • Nine of the ten most dangerous countries in the world for Christians are Muslim

    03/04/2017 2:08:40 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 03/04/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Why is this the case, and why is it the case year after year? Might it have something to do with these teachings? “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or the Last Day, and do not forbid what has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are of the People of the Book, until they pay the jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.” (Qur’an 9:29) Muhammad said: “Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war… When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite...
  • Pro-Abort Vatican Speaker: Decreasing Population by 6 Billion Would Have a ‘Pro-Life Effect.’

    03/03/2017 6:14:41 PM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/2/17 | Jeanne Smits
    March 2, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Ridding the world of 6 billion people to bring the population down to 1 billion would have an “overall pro-life effect,” a pro-abortion population control advocate told the press two days before delivering his speech at a Vatican-run conference on saving the natural world. “A world population of around a billion would have an overall pro-life effect,” The Guardian indirectly quoted Sanford biologist Paul Ehrlich as saying. “This could be supported for many millennia and sustain many more human lives in the long term compared with our current uncontrolled growth and prospect of sudden collapse,”...
  • CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND THE REFUGEE PROBLEM

    03/01/2017 7:10:51 PM PST · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    http://standamerica.us/ ^ | February 1, 2017 | E.W. JACKSON
    America is in the midst of an ideological civil war. The division is deep and wide and the refugee problem is the latest iteration of the chasm. Emotional arguments can generate justifications that are extremely hypocritical. The hypocrisy in this particular debate is that those who want an open door refugee policy are appealing to Christian morality, calling it unchristian not to let them all in. When the left starts appealing to Christian morality, it is worth taking note. These are the people who want to banish Christianity from every aspect of American culture. Their leader and former President Barack...
  • WHY THE SHACK ISN'T FOR CHRISTIANS

    02/27/2017 3:31:30 PM PST · by Maudeen · 48 replies
    Bible Thumping Wingnut Network ^ | 2/23/2017 | Coleen Sharp
    The book The Shack has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages, so it’s not a surprise that Hollywood has decided to cash in on its popularity with a blockbuster movie. While the book is marketed as a “Christian novel” and the movie is marketed to Christians, it simply isn’t based on Biblical Christianity. In fact, it’s full of heresy. The number of Christians who are singing its praises is evidence of the lack of discernment prevalent in American Evangelicalism. What’s even more concerning is that many Christian pastors and teachers are endorsing the...
  • DO AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT CHRISTIANITY IS AS VIOLENT AS ISLAM?

    02/21/2017 2:06:18 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Spiritual Direction ^ | February 21, 2017 | VICKI BURBACH
    Take out of consideration the Creator, who made every person in love and destined each for eternal life, and properly inalienable rights promptly disappear.  And individuals become, in very short order, the objects of political manipulation and domination. To see the truth of this, all we have to do is look at the totalitarianisms of the last century, governments that were grounded in the explicit denial of God. The negation of equality and the suppression of fundamental human rights in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, and Castro’s Cuba followed directly from the systematic denial of...
  • US Mosque Holds Memorial For Islamist Assassin

    02/17/2017 6:14:52 PM PST · by kevcol · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | February 17, 2017 | Russ Read
    A Maryland-based mosque held a memorial celebration Sunday for an Islamist assassin who was convicted of murdering a Pakistani governor for criticizing the country’s blasphemy laws. The Gulzar E Madina mosque hosted an “Urs” for convicted murderer Mumtaz Qadri, reported Ehsan Rehan of the Rabwah Times, a Pakistan-based news agency. Urs is a traditional death anniversary usually reserved for Sufi saints celebrated by Muslims in South Asia. A Pakistani high court charged Qadri with murder after he killed Salman Taseer, the former governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province. Qadri, who was part of Taseer’s bodyguard, shot him 27 times with an...
  • Before 1930, All Christian Denominations Opposed Contraception

    02/17/2017 8:27:21 AM PST · by pinochet · 62 replies
    Before 1930, every Christian denomination opposed contraception. As a result, Whites were 36 percent of the world's population in 1900. The combined population of India and China today, is 36 percent of the world's population. The percentage of Whites in the world's population in 1900, was similar to the combined percentage of India and China to the world's population today. Western civilization in 1900, was not just dominant because of the West's science and technology. The West had demographic power, that gave Whites a majority in 3 continents (Europe, North America and Australia). Whites were a large minority in the...
  • The Things that Matter Most (Part 1): The Gospel & The Importance of The Spiritual Nature (PODCAST)

    02/08/2017 5:09:14 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 2 replies
    Archive.org ^ | February 8, 2017 | Rob W. Case
    In this Podcast, my special guest and I will discuss The Things that Matter Most. As we are born into this world, and live out our lives, we discover the world through our senses which in turn establishes our habits, influences our mindsets, and forms our routines (which is what we consider to be personal reality). And yet, if we happen to hear about a dynamic concept called the gospel of Jesus Christ, we are confronted with a challenge to everything we believe. Why is that? Who holds the capital on truth? And why is trust a vital component in...
  • CBS Poll: Most Democrats Think Christianity Is as Violent as Islam

    02/08/2017 9:33:35 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 6, 2017 | Justin Holcomb
    Only one-in-seven registered Democrats in America believe that Islam is more violent as a whole than Christianity, according to a new CBS poll.Catastrophes such as September 11th, the War on Terror, and recent attacks throughout the world were not enough to make a difference between Christianity and Islam for some.  ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban were also overwritten.Republicans had a much different perspective on the matter however.  Over six-in-ten believe that Islam is more violent in nature than other religions.
  • Could Christianity See a Revival in Europe in the Distant Future?

    02/08/2017 8:04:38 AM PST · by pinochet · 11 replies
    Vanity
    The Pew Research Institute predicts that there will be more Muslims than Christians in the world in the year 2070. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3023597/Muslims-outnumber-Christians-worldwide-2070-Islam-major-religion-increase-faster-worlds-population.html The German philosopher of history, Oswald Spengler, proposed a cyclical view of human civilization, where civilizations rise and fall according to levels of religious observance. For the first 280 years of Christian history, Christianity was illegal in the Roman Empire. The Roman pagans were as ruthless in their persecution of Christians, as the Muslims are today. But Christians were able to overcome the mighty Roman Empire and take it over. Muslim refugees are leaving their Muslim countries, because there...
  • 'If You Love Jesus, Then Die Like Jesus!': Muslim Persecution of Christians, November 2016

    02/06/2017 8:15:04 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | Monday, February 6, 2017 | Gatestone Institute
    Originally published by the Gatestone Institute https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9875/muslim-persecution-christians-november Reports of Christian life under the Islamic State (ISIS) continued throughout November. Many of these came from the ancient Christian towns surrounding Mosul, such as Batnaya and Qaraqosh, conquered by ISIS in August, 2014, and liberated in late October, 2016. One Christian man, Esam, from Qaraqosh, related what ISIS did after his sister's husband refused to convert to Islam: "He was crucified and tortured in front of his wife and children, who were forced to watch. They [ISIS] told him that if he loved Jesus that much, he would die like Jesus." The...
  • President Trump vows to ‘destroy’ Johnson Amendment

    02/02/2017 12:26:40 PM PST · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Newsday ^ | February 2, 2017 | Emily Ngo
    President Donald Trump vowed Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast to “totally destroy” a provision barring religious groups from participation in politics. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution,” he said. “I will do that. Remember.”
  • Former Would-Be Suicide Bomber Supports Trump Travel Order

    02/01/2017 9:27:14 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    The Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 1/31/2017 | Gary Lane
    Isik Abla is a former radical Muslim, who at the age of 12, wanted to strap on a suicide vest and blow up non-Muslims. As an adult, she escaped an abusive Muslim husband who tried to kill her and fled to America. She came here legally and was granted citizenship after she married an American. She climbed the corporate ladder and served as a CEO of a global company, but after she found Christ, she gave it all up and moved into full-time ministry. Now the host of a Christian call-in TV talk show called The Way, The Truth and...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutherans—particularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • President Trump Relying On God Now More Than Ever

    01/28/2017 10:38:43 AM PST · by V K Lee · 15 replies
    http://www1.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/ ^ | 01-27-2017 | David Brody
    In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, President Donald Trump says becoming President of the United States has made him rely on God more than ever. “I would say that the office is so powerful that you need God even more,” Trump tells The Brody File. “There’s almost not a decision that you make when you’re sitting in this position that isn’t a really life-altering position. So God comes in even more so.” The Brody File conducted the interview Friday morning in the Blue Room at The White House. More newsworthy clips are coming soon. The entire interview can...
  • TRUMP SAYS PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN REFUGEES WILL GET PRIORITY OVER MUSLIMS!!!

    01/27/2017 2:49:28 PM PST · by muktar96 · 79 replies
    News Heist ^ | 01/27/2017 | jimbeamer
    “They’ve been horribly treated,” Trump said in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network anchor David Brody. “Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough, to get into the United States?” “If you were a Muslim you could come in, but if you were a Christian, it was almost impossible and the reason that was so unfair, everybody was persecuted in all fairness, but they were chopping off the heads of everybody but more so the Christians. And I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”...
  • The Reawakening of Christian Civilization in Eastern Europe

    01/25/2017 8:29:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | Stephen Turley
    We are seeing some impressive examples of the reawakening of Christian civilization in Eastern Europe, indicative of the re-traditionalization that’s going on all over the world in response to the virulently anti-cultural, anti-traditional dynamics of secular globalization… Recently, there have been some impressive examples of the reawakening of Christian civilization in Eastern Europe. Poland First, let’s look at what happened recently in Poland. In a ceremony at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow last November 19th, the Catholic Bishops of Poland, in the presence of President Andreiz Duda and many Catholic pilgrims, officially recognized Jesus Christ as the King of...
  • Real Madrid logo won't feature Christian cross in Middle East clothing deal

    01/25/2017 7:21:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2017 | Alexander Cornwell
    The club crest of Spanish soccer team Real Madrid will not feature the traditional Christian cross on clothing sold in some Middle East countries under a regional deal. Marka MARKA.DU, a retailing group in the United Arab Emirates, has been granted exclusive rights to "manufacture, distribute and sell Real Madrid products" in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, the company said in a statement on Tuesday. But Marka Vice Chairman Khaled al-Mheiri told Reuters by phone Real Madrid has two versions of the crest for the Middle East market and that Marka would use the one without...
  • 5 Ways the World Has CHANGED since 58th Inauguration of TRUMP | Can LIBERTY Exist without Religion?

    01/23/2017 7:29:00 AM PST · by SubMareener · 3 replies
    Discover Ministries ^ | Jan 23, 2017 | Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed.
    Pastor Steve Cioccolanti is declaring the start of global revival. This teaching begins an important series on Good Government called "Is America a Christian Nation?" available at http://www.discover.org.au/bookshop To understand the immigration problem & global terror threat, watch these videos on WW3: https://discover.org.au/bookshop/inde...
  • Queen's chaplain resigns over cathedral Koran reading

    01/23/2017 6:48:11 AM PST · by Prospero · 18 replies
    The Telegraph (London) ^ | 1/22/2017 | Camilla Turner
    Queen's chaplain resigns over cathedral Koran reading row saying he has a 'duty' to defend Christianity: A chaplain to the Queen has resigned after publicly criticising a church that allowed a Koran reading during its service as part of an interfaith project. The Rev Gavin Ashenden, who until this week was one of the 33 special chaplains to the Queen, said the reading was “a fairly serious error” and one which he had a duty to speak out about.
  • The Rise of Reformed Christianity in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

    01/12/2017 1:33:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
    With more than 16,000 students, Universitas Pelita Harapan is one of the largest Reformed Christian universities in the world. Started just 22 years ago, the university offers a law school, medical school, engineering school, and teachers college—all from a distinctly Reformed worldview. “We don’t even have that in the United States or Europe,” said Ric Cannada, chancellor emeritus for Reformed Theological Seminary. “Here it is in Indonesia. Isn’t it just like the Lord to do something like this in the least likely place—the country with the largest Muslim population in the world?” Though Christians compose only 10 percent of Indonesia’s...
  • [2014] The Church in Crisis – Diaspora in Germany (the decline of Christianity in Germany)

    01/11/2017 3:41:57 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    OnePeterFive / Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung ^ | January 10, 2017 / December 29, 2014 | Markus Günther
    Translator’s note: The following article has been translated from the German original as it had been originally published in December of 2014 by the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) (29 December 2014). We consider this article to be an excellent description, in the longer light of history, of the decline of Christianity in Germany. We believe it might also be of special interest to our readers in the current discussions concerning the role of German prelates in Rome. The Church in Crisis Diaspora in Germany by Markus GüntherIs Germany a Christian country? It depends. On paper, the churches are still binding...
  • Chinese communist gangs severely beat Christians

    01/09/2017 8:17:49 PM PST · by Bogle · 5 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | January 8, 2017 | Lorraine Caballero
    Communist gangs hired by authorities severely beat several Christians in Hebei province in China after they resisted the destruction of an officially registered church.
  • Hindus and Jews gain ground in new US Congress: Pew

    01/08/2017 1:17:17 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Daily Excelsior ^ | January 5, 2017 | Agencies
    WASHINGTON, Jan 5: Hindus and Jews have gained ground in the new US Congress, even as a latest research suggests that the members of the legislative body remain overwhelmingly Christians despite significant change in the religious demographic profile of the country in less than five decades. This is for the first time in American history that the Congress has three Hindus members -- Tulsi Gabbard, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna. After Jews, who have 30 members in the new US Congress, Hindus and Buddhism, each having three members jointly share the third sport in terms of religious ranking of US...
  • Liberal Churches Are Dying. But Conservative Churches Are Thriving.

    01/04/2017 5:45:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/4/17 | David Haskell
    A Canadian study found that conservative churches are still growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.Mainline Protestant churches are in trouble: A 2015 report by the Pew Research Center found that these congregations, once a mainstay of American religion, are now shrinking by about 1 million members annually. Fewer members not only means fewer souls saved, a frightening thought for some clergy members, but also less income for churches, further ensuring their decline. Faced with this troubling development, clergy members have made various efforts to revive church attendance. It was almost 20 years ago that John Shelby Spong, a U.S....
  • 12 Worst Christian Persecution Nations; US Makes List for First Time

    01/05/2017 8:02:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/05/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The United States has for the first time been named among the top 12 nations where Christians are targeted for their faith by a persecution watchdog group in its "Hall of Shame" report for 2016. "We felt it was very important this year that we highlight three countries where religious discrimination and persecution are deemed unusual but have reached a certain threshold of concern. These are Mexico, Russia, and sadly, the United States," explained in a press release Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern. "While conditions in the US are in no way comparable to other countries on the...
  • Christian Clergy Welcomes Islam in Church, Then Bows to It [Chrislam]

    01/04/2017 5:29:53 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 1/4/2017 | Giulio Meotti
    There is a disturbing and growing trend in Italy and Europe. For the first time in more than 700 years, Islamic songs resonated in Florence's Cathedral, the Church Santa Maria del Fiore. Under the famous Dome of Brunelleschi, Islamic melodies accompanied Christian ones. The "interfaith initiative" was promoted a week after the barbaric massacre by Islamist terrorists in Paris at the magazine Charlie Hebdo, and included "Koran is Justice" and other such "hymns". A priest in the south of Italy then enraged parishioners by dressing the Virgin Mary in a Muslim burqa for his church's Christmas nativity scene. The pastor...
  • One Solitary Life

    12/31/2016 9:17:49 PM PST · by boatbums · 16 replies
    1926 | Dr James Allan Francis © 1926.
    ONE SOLITARY LIFE He was born in an obscure village The child of a peasant woman He grew up in another obscure village Where he worked in a carpenter shop Until he was thirty when public opinion turned against him He never wrote a book He never held an office He never went to college He never visited a big city He never travelled more than two hundred miles From the place where he was born He did none of the things Usually associated with greatness He had no credentials but himself He was only thirty three His friends ran...
  • Putin Criticizes Western Countries for Abandoning Christian Roots

    12/27/2016 11:22:26 PM PST · by RedWulf · 154 replies
    ibankcoin.com youtube video ^ | December 26, 2016 | ibankcoin.comPutin
    Text of the video: A further challenge for the national Russian identity is connected to the processes we observe outside of Russia. They include foreign policy, moral, and other aspects. We see that many Euro-Atlantic states have taken the way where they deny or reject their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western civilization. In these countries, the moral basis and any traditional identity are being denied - national, religious, cultural, and even gender identities are being denied or relativised. There, politics treats a family with many children as juridically equal to a homosexual partnership;...
  • ALEPPO CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS AS ASSAD VISITS DAMASCUS CONVENT

    12/27/2016 9:38:32 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 27 replies
    EuroNews ^ | 12/26/2016 | Euronews
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family visited a convent north of Damascus on Christmas day. It is his first public appearance since his regime forces won back the northern city Aleppo from rebels. These pictures from Syrian state television show Assad meeting nuns and orphans dressed in Santa costumes. The Syrian Army took the last rebel-held enclaves last week, as rebels and civilians were evacuated. This ceremony is the first peaceful Christmas mass in Aleppo’s St Eilas Church since rebels took control of East Aleppo four years ago.
  • Atheism rises in Netherlands: Half of Dutch people do not believe in deities

    12/25/2016 9:28:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    NL Times ^ | December 23, 2016 - 13:20 | Janene Pieters
    For the first time in history there are an equal number of religious and non-religious people in the Netherlands, according to a report by Statistics Netherlands. Last year, 50 percent of the 18-years and older population were atheists, and 50 percent followed some form of religion, NOS reports. The largest group of believers are Roman Catholics, with 24 percent of the population. Protestants follow with 15 percent. Around 5 percent of the Dutch population are Muslim and 6 percent adhere to other faiths like Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism. …
  • Merry Christmas to All Who Recognize God & Country Before Political BS and Muslim Jihadism

    12/24/2016 4:59:55 PM PST · by Stayfree · 6 replies
    Self | December 24, 2016 | Stayfree
    It is time to call a spade a spade
  • How Women’s Liberation Began With Jesus

    12/24/2016 3:28:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    We can pinpoint the dawn of our civilization. It didn’t come in ancient Egypt or Babylon. It didn’t even occur in classical Greece, although Athens gave us an edge. We became civilized on the day, 2,000 years ago, when an itinerant rabbi named Jesus stopped a mob from stoning a woman to death. When Jesus said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone,” we began to acknowledge the moral equality of girls and women to men. And so began the greatest revolution in human history: the long transition of females from male property to achieving legal and...
  • ACLU Attacks Small Town Nativity Scene

    12/22/2016 3:04:23 PM PST · by kevcol · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2016 | John Binder
    Grant Parish District Attorney Jay Lemoine pushed back against the ACLU’s letter, telling KALB News “It seems these days it is typical for everyone to rush to want to be offended.” Lemoine said the courthouse already has a secular display, a Christmas tree, inside the building. “The offense would be if the religious symbols were taken out of Christmas,” Lemoine continued.
  • Why Jihadists Are So Dedicated To Islam And Are So Successful

    12/22/2016 9:03:34 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 8 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | December 22, 2016 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret)
    Refugee resettlement and migrations into the United States of those who are diametrically opposed to our constitution and western civilization must cease.  Americans depend on Trump to keep his promises and secure our country from those that threaten the American way of lifeThere Must Be Reasons Why Jihadists Are Enthusiastically Willing To Die For Islam And Simultaneously Are Scoring Successes Against The “Modern” Western WorldBy Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Virginia Free Citizen Mohammed Ingeniously Crafted An Imperial Politico-Military Doctrine In The Guise Of A Religion In order to strategically analyze the success of the Islamic jihadist war being waged against Western Civilization and...
  • ‘The children were PETRIFIED’ Asylum seeker STORMS nativity play to read from the Koran

    12/20/2016 4:20:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 88 replies
    The Express ^ | 20 Dec 16 | Jon Rogers
    A NATIVITY play was turned into chaos after an asylum seeker stormed the stage and started preaching from the Koran. The Somali asylum seeker suddenly leapt on stage during the traditional depiction of the Christian story in the Austrian town of Oberndorf near Schwanenstadt in the state of Upper Austria, causing horror and upset amongst the children and parents. At first, no one had reacted when the asylum seeker came to the venue and stood next to the stage where children of nursery school age were performing. The Somali man storms the stage The asylum seeker suddenly leapt on stage,...
  • "YOU" Made "US" stand up and be counted

    12/20/2016 8:51:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/20/16 | Paul Genova
    I haven't said too much about this election since the results....but this is how I feel.... I'm noticing that a lot of "YOU" aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump. Some of you are apparently "triggered" because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results. How did this happen you ask? Well, here's how: You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech. You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms. You created "us" when...
  • Forget “Fake News,” Our Real Problem is Fake Christianity

    12/19/2016 7:24:12 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 61 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/19/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Pleased with the efforts of his demonic protégé, Screwtape nevertheless cautioned Wormwood not to waken his waffling churchgoing “patient” to “a sense of his real position.” In chapter XII of C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters, Screwtape further warns Wormwood that his patient “must not be allowed to suspect that he is now, however slowly, heading right away from the sun on a line which will carry him into the cold and dark of utmost space.” Screwtape goes on to contend that the man’s church attendance could even be used as an advantage in their demonic schemes. He explains, "As long...
  • School's 'Christmas Carol' Play Dropped After Parents Object to Tiny Tim

    12/19/2016 9:24:35 AM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Fox News insider ^ | December 18, 2016
    Two parents at a Pennsylvania elementary school reportedly objected to a famous line in Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', leading the principal to cancel its Christmas play. . . . Tom Kramer, the principal of the school, said in a statement that the school's decision is "rooted in the desire to be respectful of the many cultural and religious backgrounds represented by the students."
  • Sunday reflection: Matthew 1:18–24

    12/18/2016 10:20:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    This morning’s Gospel reading is Matthew 1:18–24: This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit. Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Such was his intention when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the...
  • When Christians Are Their Own Enemies: Priest Cancels Nativity Scene Because It Offends Muslims

    12/14/2016 1:29:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/14/2016 | Jim Jamitis
    Sometimes casualties in the “war on Christmas” are the result of friendly fire.All the stories of outcry over greetings, Christmas decorations, or even the use of traditional holiday colors has made many people afraid to be who they are. Fear of being protested, sued, or otherwise hassled for doing something completely innocent may drive more ridiculous decisions than a sincere belief in being politically correct.In Northern Italy a priest has cancelled his parish’s traditional Nativity Scene because it would be visible from a corner of the cemetery reserved for Muslim graves. Father Sante Braggie, chaplain of the Municipal Cemetery of...
  • Dear Lord Jesus: Please Unveil & Deliver Us From The Evil In High Elitist Places!

    12/11/2016 2:03:27 PM PST · by Sontagged · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | December 11, 2016 | Vanity
    Dear Lord Jesus: Please reveal and unveil evil in high places, and deliver our nation from these hideous forces! You say we are to focus on what is true and good and noble and pure; but Lord, the Enemy of our Souls wants our minds polluted with his filth; Holy God, unveil those in high places in this nation, who would lie, cheat, kill, destroy and steal the truth out from under this election; deliver us, Lord! Prove their lies to be lies. Show us the truth and let us stand with You on what Your will is for us...