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  • 2017 05 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Israel Trip"(video)

    05/28/2017 1:29:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 28, 2017 | John Haller
    John shares some of his experiences and observations on his recent trip to Israel during this week's update.
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 5/28/17 [Prayer]

    05/28/2017 5:03:13 AM PDT · by SisterK · 23 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 28, 2017 | Freeper Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Church of England Faces Calls to Condemn Gay Cure and Hold Transgender Renaming Services

    05/26/2017 6:42:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 5/26/17 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England will be asked to denounce gay conversion, consider special services for transgender people and re-examine its teaching on marriage as between one man and one women in a raft of measures to be debated at its forthcoming General Synod meeting in July. In its first meeting since the surprise rejection of a bishops’ report recommending keeping the status quo on marriage, the CofE’s parliament will debate whether to join medical experts and condemn so-called ‘gay cures’ as ‘unethical, harmful’ and having ‘no place in the modern world’. Tabled by senior synod member Jayne Ozanne, the private...
  • Vatican-Approved Bishop Seized for a Fourth Time in China

    05/26/2017 6:34:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/25/17 | ucanews.com reporter
    Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou was summoned to the religious bureau and has not returned.A Vatican-approved bishop has been detained by Chinese officials for the fourth time since he was confirmed Bishop of Wenzhou last September. Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin of Wenzhou in Zhejiang province was detained May 18, a month after he was briefly locked up during Holy Week. Bishop Shao has been placed under detention or removed from the diocese four times since he automatically succeeded Bishop Vincent Zhu Weifang, his predecessor, who died in September 2016. On this occasion, Bishop Shao, who is not recognized by...
  • Missouri Archbishop Defies City Ordinance Criminalizing ‘Discrimination’ Against Abortion Advocates

    05/26/2017 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Suzette Gutierrez-Cachila
    The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes “discrimination” against advocates of abortion. Archbishop Carlson said the Archdiocese of St. Louis and its affiliated agencies will not comply with Ordinance 70459. Facebook/Archdiocese of St. Louis The archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis in Missouri is putting his foot down in defiance of a city ordinance that criminalizes "discrimination" against advocates of abortion. The Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson stated the church and other entities affiliated with it will not abide by the ordinance. "Let...
  • Archbishop: Strong Words On Manchester Victims

    05/25/2017 8:08:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | 5/25/17
    Poor Children: Monsignor Luigi Negri, the former archbishop of Ferrara, Italy, published on La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana a letter to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that killed 23 youngsters. The title: "Poor children of a society that does not recognize evil." Negri belongs to the small Catholic wing of the Italian Bishops. Only Two Things: Negri writes to the victims, "You were born, often undesired, and nobody has given you 'adequate reasons to live'. They only told you two things: that you can do whatever you want, because each of your desires is a right, and that it...
  • Russian Cossacks Will Help Syrians Preserve Their Christian Heritage

    05/25/2017 5:49:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/24/17
    Moscow, May 24, Interfax - Stavropol Cossacks will visit ancient Christian city Maaloula in Syria to study historical sites in the Aramaic language. "After debauchery committed by the terrorists we consider it necessary to go there and start working over monuments of learning in the Aramaic language, the language of Jesus, which terrorists were not able to demolish. Besides, we want to write down the dialogues with local residents, who speak the modern dialect of Aramaic," deputy ataman of the Stavropol City Cossack Society Dmitry Tarasov was quoted as saying by the Izvestia paper on Wednesday. Then the documents will...
  • Melania says she'll pray every day for hospitalized children following Papal meeting...[Catholic]

    05/24/2017 8:41:35 PM PDT · by blackpacific · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 May 2017 | David Martosko
    Melania says she'll pray every day for hospitalized children following Papal meeting – as she reveals she will be the first Catholic to live in the White House since the Kennedys
  • Kirk Cameron: America Faces ‘Moral and Financial Decline’ Without ‘God’s Word’

    05/24/2017 8:32:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 23, 2017 | Mark Judge
    Kirk Cameron thinks America needs spiritual revival. The “Fireproof” and “Growing Pains” actor is promoting the May 16 DVD release of “Revive Us,” a live worship and prayer experience which was held last Oct. 18 just before the presidential election.  Simulcast live in over 800 theaters across America, “Revive Us” was led by Dr. Ben Carson, Pastor Francis Chan, Eric Metaxas, Dr. James MacDonald and other Christian leaders. "Last year, running up presidential election, I was traveling all across country, and I was hearing parents saying they were concerned about their children; that our country was off track; that we...
  • Patriarch Kirill Will Consecrate a Cathedral Built to the 100th Anniversary of the Revolution

    05/24/2017 7:02:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/24/17
    Moscow, May 24, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Thursday, the feast of Ascension, will conduct a great consecration of the cathedral dedicated to the new martyrs and confessors suffered from Bolsheviks for their faith at the Moscow Sretensky Monastery. During the Divine service relics of the Holy Martyr Hilarion (Troitsky) who was the rector of the Sretensky Monastery in the 1920s will be moved from the ancient cathedral of the convent to this new church. The relics will be put in a special reliquary set in the stones brought from the Solovetsky Islands where the...
  • Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church as Pastor Prays to Allah

    05/24/2017 12:32:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 49 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | May 16, 2017 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church. "It's open faith; we're brothers," Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina's News & Observer. The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area. When they opened on Saturday, Christian clergy, including Pastor Jim Melnyk of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, participated in the ceremony. Other pastors from Methodist and Baptist congregations were also present. "I see it as an important statement of community, that we take each other's faiths seriously," Melnyk says....
  • Pope Francis and Donald Trump meet at Vatican

    05/24/2017 6:42:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | May 24, 2017
    The US president said it was a 'very great honour' to meet the Pope Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump spent 30 minutes speaking privately in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 24, and as the president left, he told the Pope, “I won’t forget what you said.”The atmosphere at the beginning was initially formal, however, the mood lightened when Pope Francis met the first lady, Melania Trump, and asked if she fed her husband “potica”, a traditional cake in Slovenia, her homeland. There were smiles all around.Pope Francis gave Trump a split medallion held together by...
  • The Latest: Trump Says Meeting With Pope Was 'Honor' (First Lady visits children's hospital)

    05/24/2017 5:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 24, 2017 | The Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 2:23 p.m. President Donald Trump says meeting with Pope Francis was the "honor of a lifetime." Trump tweeted Wednesday that a private meeting with the pontiff at the Vatican leaves him "more determined than ever to pursue PEACE in our world."(continued)
  • Nation’s First-Ever Public Satanic Monument Approved

    05/23/2017 8:03:07 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 46 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 5/22/17 | Trey Elmore
    The approval comes following the latest antics from the Satanic TempleBELLE PLAINE, Minn. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Minnesota will soon be hosting the country's first public, permanent satanic monument. The Satanic Temple (TST), headed by Detroit native Doug Mesner (also known by his public pseudonym Lucien Greaves), announced May 5 that Belle Plaine had approved a monument for Veterans' Memorial Park that will consist of a two-foot-high, black steel cube, with inverted pentagrams etched into its sides and a dark soldier's helmet overturned on top. It's being called the "Baphometic Bowl of Wisdom," named after the half-man, half-goat demon worshiped by satanists....
  • Marco Polo and the Old Man of the Mountain The origin of the modern day suicide bomber

    05/23/2017 5:01:15 PM PDT · by Jeremiah Jr · 3 replies
    5/23/2017 | Mordechai ben Avram
    Marco Polo and the Old Man of the MountainThe origin of the modern day suicide bomber The Assassins (from Arabic: حشّاشين Ḥashshāshīn) is the name used to refer to the medieval Nizari Ismailis, particularly those of Persia and Syria. Often characterized as a secret order led by a mysterious "Old Man of the Mountain," the Nizari Ismailis were an Islamic sect that formed in the late 11th century from a split within Ismailism, itself a branch of Shia Islam... ...Assassinations were primarily carried out with a dagger, which was sometimes tipped with poison. Due to being immensely outnumbered in enemy...
  • Christians Tapping Into New-Age Lies as Great Falling-Away Continues

    Is Sister Christian sitting next to you in Sunday service a closet New Ager? Is your pastor tapping into new spirituality? Are you believing a new thought lie? I was simply shocked to read the results of a new Barna study that shows only 17 percent of Christians who consider their faith important and attend church regularly actually have a biblical worldview. But I was decidedly dismayed by the subsequent revelations in the report. In a nutshell, Barna found many Christians strongly agree with worldviews that compete with biblical teachings. In other words, many believers are believing flat out lies....
  • Confidential contacts and phone calls: how the Trump-Pope meeting was born

    05/23/2017 2:21:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | May 23, 2017 | ANDREA TORNIELL
    On Wednesday, the US president will land in Rome from Israel. Appointed Callista Gingrich Ambassador to the Holy See At 8.30 am on Wednesday, May 24, two Americans will be shaking hands for the first time. President Donald Trump’s audience with the Argentinian Pope has been a big maybe for a few months as, up until three weeks ago, no request was made by the White House. Indeed, rumors had that Trump had actually decided to defer. Rumors that hit the spot. What changed things was the patient work of some of the President’s advisors along with some precise signals...
  • Student, 18, is suspended for two days and barred from her Christian high school's graduation...

    05/22/2017 5:14:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 95 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 22, 2017 | Associated Press and Ann Schmidt For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Student, 18, is suspended for two days and barred from her Christian high school's graduation ceremony because she is PREGNANT A high school senior will not be allowed to participate in her high school's graduation ceremony because she is pregnant. Maddi Runkles, 18, from Boonsboro, Maryland, goes to Heritage Academy, a small private Christian school in Hagerstown. She discovered she was pregnant in January, just a few days after receiving a college acceptance letter, according to the New York Times. But after she announced her pregnancy, Runkles was suspended for two days. School officials also removed the 18-year-old...
  • A Defense Of The Revelation 12 Sign: Part 4

    05/22/2017 2:22:17 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 7 replies
    Unsealed World News ^ | 5/22/17 | Gary
    This is the fourth article dealing specifically with arguments presented against the significance of the Revelation 12 Sign.  You can read the first three here, here, and here.  We also have the internet's largest compendium of information on the September 2017 alignment here. My confidence in the significance of this sign has actually grown since writing these articles.  I've made it sort of my mission to prove this thing wrong, but I haven't been able to.  Debunkers like Richardson, McHyde, Crone, and Faulkner are not dealing with the specific claims and evidence surrounding this sign and instead are continuing...
  • Abortion, Homosexuality Show ‘Final Battle’ Between God and Satan Has Come: Cardinal

    05/21/2017 7:38:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/19/17 | Dorothy Cummings McLean and Pete Baklinski
    ROME, May 19, 2017, (LifeSiteNews) -- The prophecy of the Fatima visionary Sister Lucia that the final battle between God and Satan will be about marriage and the family is being fulfilled today, said a cardinal speaking at a Catholic conference in Rome. "What Sister Lucia said in those days is being fulfilled in these days of ours," said Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, one of the dubia signers who is the archbishop emeritus of Bologna and a former member of the Pontifical Council for the Family, in a Q&A after his presentation. Caffarra made his comments at the fourth annual Rome...