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  • North Korea and Bible Prophecy

    08/16/2017 1:18:55 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Omega Letter ^ | 8/14/17 | Pete Garcia
    With things heating up in the Pacific northeast, people are wondering what a potential war with North Korea means’ in the prophetic picture. Let me be upfront and state that I believe a war with North Korea will transpire, and that they are about to experience fundamental regime change. Let me be clear in saying that the North Korean regime under Kim Jong Un (KJU) will collapse through divine action. Now God may use the military, diplomatic, or economic means, but it will happen because He allows it. As a result, the Gospel will go into North Korea even if...
  • Hungarian Leader: ‘It Is a Duty to Help Our Christian Brothers’

    08/15/2017 8:29:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 8/14/17 | Daniel Blackman
    Tamás Török, head of Hungary’s groundbreaking new department for persecuted Christians, explains to the Register what spurred his government into action.Governments in many developed countries have been reluctant to acknowledge the widespread persecution directed against Christians in many parts of the world. But Hungary is a singular exception in this regard: Last year, it created a new government department specifically mandated to assist persecuted Christians. Tamás Török, the former Hungarian ambassador to Italy and current head of the Hungarian government’s sub-secretariat for persecuted Christians, spoke exclusively with the Register recently about the latest activities of this unique department. He also...
  • Century-Old Prophecy Cites Solar Eclipse as Sign Trump Will Triumph Over Kim Jong-Un

    08/15/2017 4:16:49 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    BIN ^ | 8/15/17 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    An esoteric prophecy written over a century ago described the solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States next week and predicted, in shocking detail, what the astronomical event portends for the outcome of the current North Korean-US conflict. The total solar eclipse’s timing is meaningful according to the Jewish calendar. Incredibly, it comes precisely at the beginning of a Hebrew month – Elul – singled out in a Jewish source as having significance for the specific political situation the US is facing today with Eastern aggressors. image: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/yalkut-moshe.png The “Yalkut Moshe”, written by Rabbi Moshe ben Yisrael Benyamin...
  • Australian Inquiry: Priests Should Face Criminal Charges for Not Reporting Abuse Heard in Confession

    08/14/2017 7:41:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 76 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 7/14/17 | Staff Reporter
    The report called for legislation to criminalise priests who fail to break the seal of the confessionalPriests who do not inform the police after learning about child abuse in confession should face criminal charges, an Australian inquiry has said. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse recommended all states and territories in the country should introduce legislation to punish priests for not breaking the seal of the confessional. “The right to practice one’s religious beliefs must accommodate civil society’s obligation to provide for the safety of all and, in particular, children’s safety from sexual abuse,” the commission...
  • Why Believers Support Trump

    08/13/2017 9:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 14, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    To say that people are gobsmacked by the overwhelming support by Christians for President Trump is an understatement. While I can understand why those from the party that booed God don’t get it, recent jabs by rightwing pundits are making it hard to differentiate between conservative purists and political snobs. A recent piece at Townhall.com by Bernard Goldberg shows he is baffled how “people of faith who supposedly admire civility and decency and detest abortion” could support Trump. National Review’s David French recently opined: “Moreover, the complete shock of Trump’s win (followed quickly by the Gorsuch nomination) forged a bond...
  • Muslim Takeover of Europe is ‘Biggest Story of Our Time’ and Nobody Knows It

    08/13/2017 7:31:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/11/17 | Pete Baklinski
    Historian Arnold Toynbee once famously said that “civilizations die from suicide, not by murder.” Using this as a springboard, commentator Mark Steyn shows in a new video how Western Europe is already in the death throes of “demographic suicide” because couples are no longer having enough children. He then shows how a thriving Muslim population in Western Europe is well on its way to filling all the empty space. Steyn explained how given the divergent birth rate between Muslims and post-Christian secularists, it will take only two generations for the current Muslim population (sitting at about 10-percent) to have as...
  • These are Dark Days for Dogma

    08/13/2017 7:27:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 8/12/17 | Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
    When we have defined and identified the evil thing, the colors come back into everything else. When evil things become evil, good things, in a blazing apocalypse, become good.Man can be defined as an animal that makes dogmas. As he piles doctrine on doctrine and conclusion on conclusion in the formation of some tremendous scheme of philosophy and religion, he is, in the only legitimate sense of which the expression is capable, becoming more and more human.” — G.K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905)Dogmas or doctrines are human endeavors to state as clearly as possible the truth about something, particularly truth that...
  • College Climbs Down Over Ban on Christian Doctors, Nurses Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health

    08/13/2017 7:21:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Christian Medical Fellowship ^ | 8/7/17 | Dr Peter Saunders
    Dr Peter Saunders is CMF Chief Executive and was formerly a general surgeon. He also serves on the boards of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association and Coalition for Marriage and is campaign director for the Care Not Killing Alliance.Doctors and nurses wishing to practise in sexual and reproductive health have been granted more liberty to exercise freedom of conscience under new guidelines published earlier this year. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH), a faculty of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), has relaxed its stance on conscience in new guidelines issued in April so...
  • Progressive Christians Tend to Put Politics Over Theology

    08/13/2017 5:24:51 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    The Stream ^ | 8-13-17 | George Yancey
    I recently blogged about research I’ve done on how progressive Christians view conservative Christians, atheists and Muslims (on the religious side), and liberals and conservatives (on the political side). I defined the difference between the two groups of Christians very simply: Do they accept the Bible as the Word of God? What I found was interesting (though not surprising). Progressive Christians tend to put politics over theology. That’s not to say there are no conservative Christians who do the same. Nor does it mean that all progressive Christians view politics so highly. What it does mean is that progressive Christians...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – August 13th, 2017

    08/13/2017 3:00:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 6 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 8/13/17 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the very serious threat from North Korea and explains the connection specifically between Iran and Russia concerning a nuclear attack against Israel.
  • 2017 08 13 John Haller's Prophecy Update "The Emerging Convergence of the Urgent"

    08/13/2017 2:55:03 PM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Aug 13, 2017 | John Haller
    It only takes a momentary scan of the headlines for a discerning person to realize that we are moving toward the event horizon at breakneck speed. In all corners of the globe, tensions are rising, some of which were set into motion years ago either through gross mismanagement of foreign policy, or via a deliberate and sinister process. Regardless of the pathway or the intention, we now face multiple crises on global scale, with all the players picking and choosing sides, and the likely solutions have perilous consequences in nearly every foreseeable scenario. The Korean crisis is a stark and...
  • Mother Refuses Cancer Treatment So Unborn Baby May Live

    08/12/2017 7:04:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 8/11/17 | Bradley Eli
    Sonya Nelson: "We are a family of faith"ANN ARBOR, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A wife and mother of five is choosing to forgo cancer treatment so that her sixth child, yet to be born, may live. Carrie DeKlyen is battling brain cancer at the University of Michigan Hospital (U of M) in Ann Arbor. Doctors believe a clinical trial treatment could prolong her life but require that her baby be aborted before she'd be allowed to enroll in the trial program. She has declined for the sake of her unborn child. On Wednesday, Sonya Nelson, DeKleyn's sister-in-law, explained, "This trial, they...
  • Mideast Patriarchs Call on Pope Francis to ‘Scold’ World Leaders Over Christian Exodus

    08/12/2017 7:01:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs said only the 'Rock of Peter' could helpMideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs decried the desperate situation they face as shepherds of churches “whose existence is in real danger.” They categorized the continued displacement of Christians from the Middle East as “a genocidal project, a humanitarian catastrophe and a plague of the earth’s civilization.” “The time has come to make a prophetic cry” and to speak “the truth that frees us in the spirit of the Gospel,” the Council of the Eastern Patriarchs said in a statement Aug. 11, after an Aug. 9-10 meeting in Diman, Lebanon....
  • The Coming Global Nuclear Holocaust - A Biblical Perspective

    08/12/2017 4:02:04 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 38 replies
    IFB ^ | 8/12/17
    With North Korea breathing nuclear threats against America and Japan, China ramping up their nuclear arsenal and navy, Russia's deadly but silent presence ever looming and Iran in the process of possessing nuclear weapons; the world today more than ever is ready for a massive nuclear global holocaust. A popular prophetic question that is always asked is, “Is nuclear war mentioned in the Bible, and if so, when will it take place?” It is our personal opinion that a full nuclear war will NOT take place until AFTER the Rapture of the church - Rev. 6), but as events are...
  • Pope Says He's Saddened by 'Perfect' Catholics who Despise Others

    08/11/2017 7:35:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 8/9/17 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- God did not choose perfect people to form his church, but rather sinners who have experienced his love and forgiveness, Pope Francis said. The Gospel of Luke's account of Jesus forgiving the sinful woman shows how his actions went against the general mentality of his time, a way of thinking that saw a "clear separation" between the pure and impure, the pope said Aug. 9 during his weekly general audience. "There were some scribes, those who believed they were perfect," the pope said. "And I think about so many Catholics who think they are perfect and...
  • First on CNN: The email Hillary Clinton's pastor sent her the day after the election

    08/10/2017 11:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 10, 2017 | Daniel Burke, Religion Editor
    This is the email Hillary Clinton's pastor, the Rev. Bill Shillady, sent her on the morning of November 9, 2016, the day after she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump. For more on how religion helped lead Clinton "out of the woods," read our interview with Shillady. Sunday is Coming November 9, 2016 It is Friday, but Sunday is coming. This is not the devotional I had hoped to write. This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with...
  • Aid Groups Rush to Repair Iraqi Christian Homes in Nineveh Plains Before School Opens

    08/10/2017 9:41:35 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Christian families and relief agencies are rushing to rebuild homes in Iraq’s Nineveh Valley region, to allow families to return in time for the opening of the school year. In the town of Qaraqosh, for example, 5,000 Catholic families fled to escape the offensive of the Islamic State in 2014. Only about 600 of those families have been able to return. Led by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), humanitarian groups have helped to repair churches and school buildings in Qaraqosh. But family homes remain in rubble. Father George Jahola tells ACN that families are willing to return, but...
  • Amir from Galilee, August 10

    08/10/2017 8:18:09 PM PDT · by firebrand · 8 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | August 10, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir discusses the situation in the Middle East, North Korea, and some interesting finds in Israel. He explains why he is not caught up in the current hysteria about eclipses and Virgo signs and the rest. He believes in signs, but balances that against the Gospel, which is full of messages that are more important, and are the true things that Jesus wanted us to know. Signs are for the unbeliever, so that maybe they will believe. We who believe should be more focused on the Gospel. A very important message that he has given before and emphasizes now that...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil August 10, 2017 [prayer]

    08/10/2017 6:08:41 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 34 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | August 10, 2017 | APV intercessors
    Join Freepers throughout the world to pray for PRESIDENT TRUMP and VICE-PRESIDENT PENCE and for AMERICA: All Levels of Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Health Care Systems and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. —1 John 5:14 Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Pope orders Belgian Brothers of Charity to stop euthanasia

    08/09/2017 7:13:36 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    UK Catholic Herald ^ | 8/9/2017 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope Francis has given a Belgian religious order until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to psychiatric patients. Brother Rene Stockman, superior general of the order, told Catholic News Service the Pope gave his personal approval to a Vatican demand that the Brothers of Charity, which runs 15 centres for psychiatric patients across Belgium, must reverse its policy by the end of August. Brothers who serve on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group, the organization that runs the centers, also must each sign a joint letter to their superior general declaring that they “fully support the...