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  • Is this Jesus' childhood home?

    03/02/2015 3:44:36 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    Daily Mail On-line ^ | 2 March 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Clues found in 'De Locus Sanctis' written in 670 AD by abbot Adomnn. It was supposedly based on a pilgrimage made to Nazareth by a bishop Text says how Jesus' home was between two tombs and below church. Dr Ken Dark says house located beneath Sisters of Nazareth Convent. is evidence of a Byzantine church here with two tombs in its crypt. One of the doorways has survived, as has part of the original chalk floor In an article Professor Dark said that there was 'no good reason' why the courtyard style house was not the boyhood home of Jesus....
  • Genuine Christians are dead to sin while being alive to God

    03/01/2015 12:50:13 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 16 replies
    Possessing the Treasure ^ | Feb 19,2015 | Mike Ratliff
    6 But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: DO not say in your heart, Who will ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down), 7 or Who will descend into the abyss? (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heartthat is, the word of faith which we are preaching, 9 that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,...
  • Why These 66 Books?

    02/28/2015 5:16:22 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 123 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | June 20,2013 | Nathan Busenitz
    Why These 66 Books? Have you ever looked at your Bible andwondered, Why do we regard these 66 books, and no others,ascomprising theinspiredWord of God?That is a critically important question,since there are many today who would deny that these 66 books truly make upthe complete canon of Scripture.The Roman Catholic Church, for example, claims that the Apocryphal books which were written during the inter-testamental period (between the Old and New Testaments) ought to be included in the Bible.Cult groups like the Mormons want to add their own books to the Biblethings like the Book of Mormon, The Doctrines and Covenants,...
  • Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS [ISIS Needs More Jobs?]

    03/01/2015 1:40:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 1, 2015 | ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA
    Assyrian Christians: A Look at the Religious Group Captured by ISIS Mar 1, 2015 BY ALEXANDER MALLIN and PAT O'GARA The world watched in horror last week as reports surfaced that ISIS militants captured as many as 350 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria.
  • Ana Marie Cox: Why Im Coming Out as a Christian

    03/01/2015 8:43:38 AM PST · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 28, 2015 | Ana Marie Cox
    Who do I need to prove my faith toand why should I try? ... Im nervous to come out as a Christian because I worry Im not good enough of one. Im not scared that non-believers will make me feel an outcast. Im scared that Christians will ... Here is why I believe I am a Christian: I believe I have a personal relationship with my Lord and Savior. I believe in the grace offered by the Resurrection. I believe that whatever spiritual rewards I may reap come directly from trying to live the example set by Christ. Whether or...
  • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings of Christian compatriots

    02/27/2015 11:34:55 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 2-27-2015 | AFP AND REUTERS
    More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the IS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Also on Friday, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni threatened new air strikes with Egypt against the IS group in his country, warning that the militants were poised to widen their presence there. Al Thinni also said that his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric...
  • Coming soon: Museum of the Bible in D.C.

    02/27/2015 2:09:27 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | February 27, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    Some intriguing details from NPR: In Washington, D.C., construction is underway on the Museum of the Bible, an eight-story, $400 million enterprise funded by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green.Green is a Pentecostal known for donating to conservative evangelical universities and developing a public school curriculum based on the Bible. After the craft store’s controversial victory in this summer’s Supreme Court ruling over contraception, some people worry the new museum will come across as evangelical propaganda. But organizers behind Green’s latest venture say it won’t be a memorial to evangelism.The Museum of the Bible will house the more than 40,000 artifacts...
  • The Two Shall Become One Flesh: Reclaiming Marriage by Evangelicals and Catholics Together

    02/27/2015 4:11:53 PM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    In the Gospel of St. Mark, the Lord Jesus teaches that “from the beginning of creation ‘God made them male and female.’” He then declares a great and beautiful truth inscribed in creation: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. So they are no longer two but one flesh” (Mark 10:6–8). For centuries, Christians have proclaimed these words at weddings, for they express the gift of marriage long recognized by all humanity and acknowledged by men and women of faith: Marriage is...
  • Obama Hates Christians There, I Said It

    02/27/2015 8:20:53 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Western Journalism. ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Today's chief persecutor of Christians has a name: Barack Hussein Obama. OK. Lets stop beating around the bush and giving Obama the benefit of the doubt on this one. Put plainly: Barack Obama hates Christians. To illustrate this point, one need look no further than to read the book written by Obama titled The Audacity of Hope. On page 261 he wrote, I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. And when things got ugly, Barack kept his promise. He stood with Muslims and helped them persecute and murder Christians. But the...
  • ISIS militant Jihadi John unmasked as middle-class Brit

    02/26/2015 6:12:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2-26-2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    ISIS militant ‘Jihadi John’ unmasked as middle-class Brit By Yaron Steinbuch February 26, 2015 | 7:16am The infamous masked ISIS madman seen in gruesome videos beheading Western hostages was identified by media outlets Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi — a middle-class Briton with a degree in computer programming. The BBC reported that the Kuwaiti-born Emwazi is in his mid-20s and from West London. British authorities chose not to identify him earlier for operational reasons. “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John,” one of Emwazi’s close friends told the Washington Post. “He was like a brother to me. . . . I...
  • Activist: ISIS holds 150 Christian hostages, will threaten to kill them

    02/25/2015 12:28:45 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-25-2015 | Laura Smith-Spark and John Vause,
    ISIS is holding many more Assyrian Christians hostage than previously thought -- and it is reportedly planning to release a message Wednesday threatening to kill them. Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network, told CNN that the extremist group is now believed to have 150 hostages, citing the latest information from the network's team on the ground. Initial estimates put the number seized at between 70 and 100 people, among them women, children and the elderly. The video message will be directed to President Barack Obama and other members of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, Edward said from...
  • Activist: ISIS holds 150 Christian hostages, will threaten to kill them

    02/25/2015 11:09:05 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed February 25, 2015 | By Laura Smith-Spark and John Vause, CNN
    (CNN)ISIS is holding many more Assyrian Christians hostage than previously thought -- and it is reportedly planning to release a message Wednesday threatening to kill them. Osama Edward, founder of the Assyrian Human Rights Network, told CNN that the extremist group is now believed to have 150 hostages, citing the latest information from the network's team on the ground. Initial estimates put the number seized at between 70 and 100 people, among them women, children and the elderly. The video message will be directed to President Barack Obama and other members of the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS, Edward said from...
  • State Dept Responds to ISIS Kidnapping of Christians by Saying Real Victims are Muslims

    02/25/2015 7:35:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Inc. is starting to remind me of a corporation whose products kill people that makes it a point to embed a talking point about how safe its products are in its every statement.
  • Christian militia takes the war to Islamic State in Syria

    02/24/2015 5:19:35 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 23 Feb 2015 | Richard Spencer
    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Hassakeh have been involved in fierce fighting with Isil jihadists including Chechens. A Christian militia formed to protect the community as Syria falls apart is fighting its first major battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), attacking across a front in the north-east of the country before being driven back again in a fierce counter-blow. Christian groups said they were checking a report that up to 200 civilians had been kidnapped by Isil jihadists in the fighting and were being held as hostages. A number of fighters from the militia,...
  • Othering Campaign: Political Wire's Goddard Mocks Walker Christian Faith

    02/24/2015 1:33:07 PM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    Bigotry is borne of ignorance and the nasty snark the Political Wires Taegan Goddard launched at Scott Walkers Christian faith Tuesday is a perfect example of a secular leftist who finds everyday Christianity freakish. Sadly, it is also the result of a media environment where bigoted attacks on the faith against conservatives are becoming more and more acceptable.
  • Patriarch urges prayer after at least 90 Christians kidnapped in Syria

    02/24/2015 10:21:27 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    cna ^ | February 24, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan ordains a Syro-Catholic priest in Istanbul, Turkey Nov. 28, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibañez/CNA. Rome, Italy, Feb 24, 2015 / 06:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With reports circulating saying that ISIS forces have kidnapped at least 90 Christians from villages in northeast Syria, Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan said prayer is the only possible response. “Let’s pray for those innocent people,” Patriarch Younan told CNA over the phone from Beirut Feb. 24. “It’s a very, let’s say, very ordinary thing to have those people with such hatred toward non-Muslims that they don’t respect any human life,” he...
  • Islamic State in Syria abducts at least 90 Christians: monitor

    02/24/2015 9:18:26 AM PST · by mojito · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/2105 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi
    Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group tracking violence in Syria said on Tuesday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they carried out dawn raids on rural villages inhabited by the ancient Christian minority west of Hasaka, a city mainly held by the Kurds. [....] Islamic State did not confirm the kidnappings. Supporters posted photos online of the group's fighters in camouflage attire looking at maps and firing machine guns. The website said the photos were from Tel Tamr, a town near where the Observatory said...
  • Millennial Evangelicals push for full inclusion of LGBT Christians

    02/24/2015 6:32:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 20, 2015 | Harry Bruinius
    When Pastor Adam Phillips moved across the country with his wife two years ago and planted a new congregation in Portland, Ore., he was heeding the call of his Christian roots, an Evangelical Covenant tradition that today has a primary mission to reach young people, engage a growing multiethnic population, and develop vibrant local churches that make disciples. Pastor Adam, as his congregation at Christ Church: Portland calls him, was well suited for such a mission. Young, familiar as much with Tumblr as with theological tomes, and a former director of faith mobilization for the ONE Campaign, the antipoverty group...
  • Black Christians Love Israel

    02/23/2015 8:38:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Star Parker
    In April 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. landed in jail in Birmingham, Alabama for violating a local injunction against demonstrations. Sitting in jail, he learned that local white clergy advised against outsiders coming in, calling Kings activities unwise and untimely. In response, King wrote his famous Letter from a Birmingham Jail. In the pages long, handwritten letter, he lays out the logic and theology of his activities. He explains that, like the prophets and apostles, he was compelled to carry the gospel of freedom beyond my home town. King concludes saying that when these disinherited children of God sat down...
  • Liberals, Stop Lying About Everything

    02/23/2015 5:39:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The last few weeks have raised a critical question for all Americans: Is the liberal elite unbelievably dumb or unbelievably cynical? Do our over-credentialed, under-educated, would-be betters actually believe the bullstuff they are shoveling, or do they really think that we normal Americans are so stupid that they can lie to our faces and we will just take it? Im guessing Door Number Two. Liberals know they are full of it; they just think the rest of us are as foolish as the welfare-guzzling mouth-breathers who vote for them. Its time for the lies to stop. Liberals, stop lying about...
  • Its Already Begun

    02/22/2015 8:23:42 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 16 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 21 Feb 15 | Jim Torres
    Did you know that Dr. Ben Carson was on the extremist list of the Southern Poverty Law Center? This organization has compiled a list of extremists who might bring about anarchy onto the streets of America. Among those on the list are skinheads, Nazi sympathizers, and violent gangs. I suspect this organization is in cahoots with the current administration though because they fail to name Islamic extremists and their radical agenda to destroy our country. Of all people, Dr. Ben Carson made the list! (However, the Southern Poverty Law Center has recently recanted after a massive outcry from the Christian...
  • Christian Militia Forms "Foreign Legion" to Combat ISIS

    02/21/2015 3:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Breaking Israel News / Agence France-Presse ^ | February 20, 2015 | Ahuva Balofsky
    Who will rise up for me against the evil-doers? Who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? (Psalms 94:16) The Islamic State (ISIS) is not the only one recruiting supporters worldwide. A Christian militia group is fighting back with outsiders of its own. Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, is standing up to ISIS as the terror group tries to stamp out Christianity in Iraq and Syria. The group is accepting foreign recruits, as are other groups in the area, AFP reported. Brett (not his real name) is one of...
  • Obama Inc. Wants Peaceful Solution to ISIS Beheading of Christians

    02/20/2015 4:18:18 AM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 20, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Its Islam. The Religion of Peace. Beheading Christians is the peaceful solution. But after Obamas regime change in Libya led to the Muslim Brotherhood/Al Qaeda taking over much of the country, the Islamic State beheaded Coptic Christians and Egypt responded by bombing IS.
  • Beheadings Sign of Gathering Genocide in Middle East

    02/19/2015 2:28:24 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 19, 2015 | MARIZ TADROS
    The beheading of 21 Coptic Egyptians in Libya has stirred widespread international condemnation, yet this can neither be interpreted as a separate incident of ISIS brutality nor can it be seen exclusively in geo-political terms as a political manoeuvre in a power struggle between regional actors. This is part of a broader political project of cleansing the Middle East of its religious minorities in Muslim majority contexts, a project whose orchestrators are a dense network of actors of whom ISIS is only one player, and an outreach whose boundaries stretch well beyond Libya. Islamist targeting of Christians in Libya...
  • Coptic Victims Call on Lord Jesus Christ Before Slaughter

    02/19/2015 2:43:49 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 29 replies
    raymondibrahim.com ^ | 16 Feb 15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Before having their heads sliced off by the Satanic forces of the Islamic State in post Arab Spring Libya, some of the Coptic Christians can be seen and heard muttering O Lord Jesus Christ, say Arabic media. Do not be deceived: this is a war on Christians one that began almost 1,400 years ago, when Islam was born, and has been consistent since.
  • Imam Obama defends true peaceful nature of Islam

    02/18/2015 2:17:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/18/15 | Judi McLeod
    Obama a cheerleader of Islamic terrorism whose defense of societys biggest and most life-threatening scourge transcends even that of the Ayatollahs of Iran As of today, there is no longer any mystery about who Barack Hussein Obama really is. Obamas the deadly Imam who stealthily slipped into the White House circa November 2008. Its destined to be the Irony of all Time, that the man whose given name sounds an awful lot like Akbar as in Allahu Akbar was Democrat-sicced on an unsuspecting word as the Messiah, when the revered bona fide one is the antithesis of the deity held...
  • Islam as a Victim Civilization

    02/18/2015 10:27:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Mona Charen
    resident Obama's scolding of Western civilization at the National Prayer Breakfast ("Lest we get on our high horse...") may go down in history as the emblematic moment of his presidency. It was atrociously ill timed and characteristically sophomoric. My colleague Jay Nordlinger observed that Obama sounded just like the students in the 1980s who, when presented with evidence of the Soviet gulag, would respond with the tu quoque rejoinder: "Well, what about racism?" During the Cold War, we called this the "moral equivalence" fallacy, because however grave our flaws were (and some were serious), they didn't exist on the same...
  • Christians, It's Time to Get Over your Illusions

    02/17/2015 1:13:33 PM PST · by Jess Kitting · 27 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jesse Peterson
    One man with courage makes a majority. Andrew Jackson One evil man had the audacity to attack Christianity and defend Islam in the midst of 3,500 Christians at the recent National Prayer Breakfast. Many criticized and complained about Barack Obamas speech afterward, but not a single Christian in that room had the courage to speak truth to power. Why is that? Evil operates through people, and it does what its supposed to do. Evil lies, seduces, divides and gives false illusions in order to conquer. God is greater than Satan. If we were truly Gods children, we would have...
  • Victory over ISIS found in last words uttered by Christians

    02/17/2015 8:32:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/15 | Judi McLeod
    "Ya Yassou'a" -- Oh Jesus!" The blood of the innocents turned the sea red when ISIS slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians on a lonely Libyan beach on Feb. 15, 2015, but that should never be allowed to stand as the end of their story. In the ongoing horrific rampage of ISIS Islamic terrorists, those slaughtered all for being Christian are forgotten as soon as YouTube proof of the newly slaughtered begins going viral on the Internet. This time the blood of innocents turned the sea red when hiding-behind-face-masks ISIS terrorists slaughtered 21 Coptic Christians on a beach. Still, sensationalizing news outlets...
  • Pope Francis: The blood of Christians slaughtered in Libya a testimony that cries out to the world

    02/16/2015 6:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Call this a contrast of leadership. In a meeting today with a delegation from the Church of Scotland, who traveled to the Vatican on an ecumenical visit, Pope Francis decried the slaughter of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Speaking in his native Spanish, the pontiff used the ecumenical audience of Presbyterians to declare that the Copts were martyred for their faith — the faith of all Christians. They died “only because they confessed Christ,” Pope Francis emphasized, and their “testimony cries out to be heard”: I would now like to turn to...
  • Merciless Islamic Oppression of Christians in Africa: Remember Boko Haram?

    02/16/2015 9:36:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Scarcely a day passes that media personalities arent sounding the alarm over the relentless march of Islamismi.e. militant Islam. To hear them tell it, one could be forgiven for thinking that Islamismexemplified by the likes of ISISis mere centimeters away from destroying both America and Israel. Of course, this is hysteria. Jihadists are dangerous individuals, for sure, but America and Israel have ample resources with which to protect their citizens. Such, however, cannot be said for the Christians of dozens of countries around the world who daily suffer unimaginable predations at the hands of the Muslim majorities of their homelands....
  • Pope Francis Denounces ISIS Slaughter: "Their Blood Confesses Christ"

    02/16/2015 7:12:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    This morning, Pope Francis condemned the brutal slaying of 21 Coptic Christians perpetrated by ISIS in Libya over the weekend, proclaiming them martyrs killed out of hatred of their Christian faith.
  • Egypt 'bombs IS [ISIS] in Libya' after beheadings video

    02/15/2015 10:37:51 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 146 replies
    BBC ^ | 16 February 2015 Last updated at 06:34 GMT | BBC
    Egypt says it has bombed Islamic State targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. State TV said the dawn strikes had targeted camps, training sites and weapons storage areas. Earlier, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had the "right to respond" against IS. A video emerged on Sunday showing a group wearing orange overalls being forced to the ground and decapitated. IS militants claim to have carried out several attacks in Libya, which is in effect without a government. "Egypt reserves the right to respond at the proper time and...
  • Breaking: ISIS releases video of 21 Christians being beheaded in Libya

    02/15/2015 3:26:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    The horror show into which the Middle East has transformed over the last four years continues — and expands. ISIS released a videotape today showing not one beheading of a hostage, but the simultaneous beheadings of 21 Christian hostages. The beheadings took place not in Syria or Iraq, but in Libya: The terrorists known as ISIS released a video on Sunday that seems to show the militant group beheading 21 Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya.The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump suits, were beheaded after being forced down on the ground on a beach. An early caption in the video says...
  • Egyptian Church confirms 21 killed in Libya after Islamic State issues video

    02/15/2015 2:43:50 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 15, 2015
    Yahoo Canada News - "HORRIBLE PHOTOS reveal ISIS marched 21 Coptic Christians to beach, beheaded them all" Image via Twitter/ @trscoop / The Right Scoop CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show the beheading of a group of Egyptian Christians kidnapped in Libya, violence likely to deepen Cairo's concerns over security threats from militants thriving in the neighboring country's chaos. Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted the spokesman for the Coptic Church as confirming that 21 Egyptian Christians believed to be held by Islamic State were dead. In the video, militants in black...
  • BREAKING Islamic State group says it has beheaded Egyptian Copts in Libya: video

    02/15/2015 11:48:39 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 80 replies
    AFP ^ | February 15th, 2015 | AFP
    Just breaking now, the 21 Christians taken hostage by Isis have apparently all been beheaded. Follow up to this story: Egypt poised for Libya evacuations as Isis hostage photos emerge (21 Christians in orange jumpsuits) http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3257475/posts
  • America's Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy

    02/14/2015 11:00:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/12/15 | Morgan Lee
    CEO: 'We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option.'Family Christian Stores (FCS) has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Yet the ministry assured customers yesterday that it "does not expect" to close any of its more than 250 stores or lay off any of its approximately 4,000 employees. We strive to serve God in all that we do and trust His guidance in all our decisions, especially this very important one, stated FCS president and CEO Chuck Bengochea. We have carefully and prayerfully considered every option. This action allows us to stay in business and continue to serve our customers,...
  • Living in Obama World

    02/12/2015 9:24:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Barack Obama is living in his own dream world. To hear him tell it, thanks to six glorious years of his leadership, America is in great shape again at home and overseas. According to his boasts, which the mainstream media rarely challenge, the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession and federal budget deficits have been sliced in half under his watch. Never mind that we're in the slowest economic recovery since FDR's awful policies prolonged the Great Depression. Never mind that the "official" unemployment rate of 5.7 percent is a statistical fraud because it doesn't count the millions who've...
  • Cruz: 'Mitt Romney Didn't Show Up on Broadway Trying to Blow Up' Book of Mormon

    02/11/2015 5:19:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 11, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    At a Defeat Jihad Summit hosted by the Center for Security Policy, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) noted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, did not travel to New York launch a terrorist attack on The Book of Mormon."Right now on Broadway, a play is showing, the Book of Mormon, that is ridiculing and making fun of the Mormon faith," said Cruz. "Last I checked, Mitt Romney didnt show up on Broadway trying to blow up the stage." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"It is not a permissible response for anyone of any faith to say if you disagree with or...
  • Resurrecting Supernaturalism

    02/11/2015 7:50:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Mike Adams
    The other day an old friend of mine said the following: I believe in Christianity except for the part about the resurrection. We all know that didnt happen. The New Testament may say Jesus arose from the dead. But that was probably due to corruption of the early manuscripts. When you hear a quote like that you might assume it comes from reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. More likely, it comes from unwillingness to part ways with philosophical naturalism. In other words, it is not a surface factual problem. It is a deeper worldview problem. The problem,...
  • Obama Publicly Insults Christians

    02/10/2015 7:02:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    resident Barack Obama inserted a jarring note in his speech to the annual Prayer Breakfast by insulting Christians with an inappropriate reference to the Crusades and charging that people "committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." He ignited a firestorm by comparing the ISIS outrages to medieval history of a thousand years ago. By drawing such simplistic analogies, it sounded like he was trying to excuse or whitewash the recent acts of Islamic terrorism, including the beheading and incinerating of hostages. Obama didn't acknowledge that it was Muslim aggression that prompted the first Crusade. There would not have been...
  • 63rd Annual National Prayer Breakfast ... Let Us Prey

    02/10/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    There was a time when the 63-year-old National Prayer Breakfast was a rather mundane affair. It rarely made news. Speakers -- evangelist Billy Graham spoke at most of the early ones -- talked about Jesus and salvation. Presidents, beginning with Dwight D. Eisenhower, would follow with unremarkable comments mostly ignored or relegated to the religion page by the secular press. In recent years the breakfast's higher purpose has sometimes been tainted by politics from a lower kingdom, not by the choice of the Senate and House members who alternate organizing the event, but by some speakers who have used it...
  • Christianitys "High Horse" ?

    02/10/2015 4:25:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Dennis Prager
    In his National Prayer Breakfast speech last week, President Barack Obama said: And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. So this is not unique to one group or one religion.
  • Fox Guest: Obamas Comments About Christians Were Verbal Rape

    02/09/2015 9:04:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/9/15 | fox/Harper Poppy
    President Obamas comments about Christians getting on their high horse were so offensive to columnist Star Parker that, on Sean Hannitys show tonight, she called them verbal rape. She explained, We were not expecting it, nobody wanted it, it was horrible to sit through, and after it was over we all felt like crap. Geraldo Rivera found that to be too harsh, but Parker insisted that was what it was. She said the point of the prayer breakfast is to unify, and instead Obama was too arrogant to stick to that message. Parker also made the pretty strong claim that...
  • What Obama Didn't Say About Slavery and Christianity

    02/09/2015 2:27:35 PM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | February 8, 2015 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    President Obama took to the podium of the National Prayer Breakfast to criticize the “terrible deeds” . . . committed “in the name of Christ” throughout the pass two thousand years or so. "And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ," he said. "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ." While the president is right that slavery supporters often sought out validation in...
  • Getting Medieval: Lets leave the Middle Ages out of discussions of modern Islam

    02/09/2015 2:58:45 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | Thomas F. Madden
    The Crusades were not brutal wars of colonial oppression or zealous attempts to spread Christianity by the sword. The First Crusade was called in 1095 by Pope Urban II in response to desperate appeals from the Christians of the Middle East, who had lately been conquered and continued to be persecuted by the Turks. And these were only the latest in more than four centuries of attacks on Christian peoples by Muslim powers. At some point Christianity as a faith and as a culture had to defend itself or else be subsumed by Islam. The work of the Crusader, who...
  • Obamas Crusades - How did that line end up in his speech?

    02/09/2015 5:01:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    "....Something I have asked myself: Does he really believe what he says, or is it all just for political effect, to send conservatives into a tizzy, eat up the airwaves, and keep us off-balance? He must have known how ridiculous, how unintelligent, and how offensive his comments were going to sound, correct? Theres a pause after he delivers the Crusades remark, you can see it below, and I just wonder, did he know that this was a stupid thing to say? I hope so, I really do. Maybe he was just caught up in the moment, already committed to the...
  • Abortionist: performing abortions is my Christian responsibility

    02/08/2015 9:09:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    “I perform abortions‬ because of my religious belief. I would feel I wasn’t living up to my Christian responsibility if I saw the need to not offer an answer to that need. We have a saying among Presbyterians that God alone is Lord of the conscience.” Abortionist James Armstrong, in the 1990′s film Whose Choice?
  • Searching for a Bible-believing Church in the Fort Worth Area

    02/08/2015 5:22:25 AM PST · by fwdude · 186 replies
    February 8, 2015 | fwdude
    With the appalling apostasy, both overt and subtle, engulfing many evangelical churches in these last days, I have found myself in search of a truly Bible-believing church body that is serious about the Truth taught by God through Jesus Christ. To be specific, these are the things I am trying to avoid: - The cultish "mega-church" mentality (though size doesn't not necessarily disqualify an otherwise orthodox church culture) - Any sympathy, working agreement, or tacit acknowledgement of any Christian legitimacy with Rome. - The hyper "grace only" heresy of the need just to "believe on Jesus Christ," nothing else matters...
  • Obama Hijacks Christianity to Defend Islam

    02/08/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Frank Turek
    resident Obama has hijacked Christianity in an attempt to defend Islam. At the National Prayer breakfast Thursday, he said, “There is a tendency in us, a sinful tendency, that can pervert and distort our faith.” And that there will always be people willing to “hijack religion for their own murderous ends.” So we shouldn’t “get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place—remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Yes, people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christ, but they were against the...