Evangelical Christian (Religion)

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  • Answering Jihad: A Better Way Forward

    09/19/2019 11:08:10 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Books and Music Review ^ | September 18th 2019 | Gerard Perry
    I review the penultimate book written by the late Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi, Answering Jihad, and analyze his thoughts on problems the traditional texts of Islam pose to Western societies.
  • Wheaton College students sue Chicago after being told they can't evangelize in park

    09/19/2019 8:30:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Four student evangelists from Wheaton College in Illinois are suing the Chicago city government over a set of rules that they say are restricting their freedom of speech and religion at a popular park. The students are members of the Chicago Evangelism Team sponsored by the Office of Christian Outreach at Wheaton College, an evangelical institution based in the Chicago suburbs. The students contend they have faced opposition and at times have been prohibited by security from evangelizing at Millennium Park, a 24-acre downtown venue that hosts a range of activities including concerts, theatre, dance performances, art shows, and nature...
  • September 19 - The Significance of Temple Cleansing

    09/19/2019 3:15:51 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; and to those who were selling the doves He said, ‘Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.’ His disciples remembered that it was...
  • The overcomer[charismatic Caucus]

    09/18/2019 5:50:06 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Overcomer I've pushed through the wings and stepped onto the Throne, I AM now with The LORD never alone, Vanquished the flesh across the Threshing Floor, Now Heaven is open as never before, The Eyes of Understanding now cover me, For now it is through His eyes I see, The wings represent the rest I now know, For now as Enoch it is with The LORD that I go . . .
  • Is Allah truly merciful, as Muslims claim? An analysis of Surah XXIII.

    09/18/2019 8:00:25 AM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 18, 2019 | Gerard Perry
    I analyze Surah XXIII: The Believers, and explain Mohammed's erroneous view of the Resurrection. I also explore the difference between Islam's idea of mercy and the true mercy displayed by Jesus.
  • September 18 - The Importance of the Miracle at Cana

    09/18/2019 3:53:57 AM PDT · by metmom · 10 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him” (John 2:11). When Jesus turned water into wine, His purpose was not to amaze His audience with His power. His miracles met specific needs, such as opening blind eyes or deaf ears, delivering those oppressed by demons, feeding hungry people, or calming a threatening storm. This miracle met the genuine need of the family and their guests. But even more important, this first of Jesus’ signs manifested His glory (cf. 1:14)—He put His deity on display. Jesus’ signs were...
  • Presbyterian: The Church Where Believing in God Isn’t Strictly Necessary

    09/18/2019 1:50:12 AM PDT · by Cronos · 41 replies
    All USA News Hub ^ | 16 September 2019 | a
    Observant Presbyterians are always part of gatherings at Rutgers Presbyterian Church. But much of the time, so are Roman Catholics and Jews, as well as a smattering of people who consider themselves vaguely spiritual. Valerie Oltarsh-McCarthy, who sat among the congregation listening to a Sunday sermon on the perils of genetically modified vegetables, is, in fact, an atheist. “It’s something I never thought would happen,” she said of the bond she has forged with the church’s community, if not the tenets of its faith. She was drawn to the church, she said, by “something in the spirit of Rutgers...
  • Jim Wallis says US needs to reconnect to Jesus, evangelicals need to stop supporting Trump

    09/17/2019 8:10:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    Jim Wallis, progressive Christian activist, author, and founder of Sojourners magazine. | Elliott O'DonovanProgressive evangelical leader Jim Wallis argues in his new book that American Christians are “disconnected to Jesus” and must stop supporting President Donald Trump.Titled Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus and scheduled for release on Sept. 24, the founder of the group Sojourners wrote that he believes the United States is experiencing a political and religious crisis.“I believe the questions Jesus asked or prompted are vital to our lives and our society—especially right now—both to Christians and to those who are of different faiths...
  • September 17 - A New Relationship Between Jesus and Mary

    09/17/2019 4:07:15 AM PDT · by metmom · 302 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it’” (John 2:3–5). Returning to the wedding at Cana we come across a major crisis—the wine ran out because the supply was insufficient. This potential embarrassment for the couple and their families could have stigmatized them for the rest of their lives. Mary was apparently helping to oversee the catering of the...
  • Catholicism made me Protestant

    09/11/2019 10:52:15 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 782 replies
    First Things ^ | 9/11/2019 | Onsi A. Kamel
    Like all accounts of God’s faithfulness, mine begins with a genealogy. In the late seventeenth century, my mother’s Congregationalist ancestors journeyed to the New World to escape what they saw as England’s deadly compromise with Romanism. Centuries later, ­American Presbyterians converted my father’s great-­grandmother from Coptic ­Orthodoxy to ­Protestantism. Her son became a Presbyterian minister in the Evangelical Coptic Church. By the time my parents were ­living in ­twenty-first-century Illinois, their families’ historic Reformed commitments had been replaced by non-denominational, ­Baptistic ­evangelicalism. This form of Christianity dominated my Midwestern hometown. My parents taught me to love God, revere the Scriptures,...
  • Muslim Convert Dreams about Jesus and Reverts to Christianity (Mike's Testimony)

    09/16/2019 9:20:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Acts17Apologetics ^ | 9-15-19 | Acts17Apologetics
    Muslim Convert Dreams about Jesus and Reverts to Christianity (Mike's Testimony) 9-15-19 Acts17Apologetics 383K subscribers Mike was a Christian corrections officer who converted to Islam in 2001. After spending several years as a committed Muslim, he began to doubt Islam. He watched videos and read articles that challenged his faith. Discussions with Christian apologist Joe Carey and ex-Muslim Abdu Murray increased his doubts about Islam, and a dream about Jesus affected him deeply. Mike returned to Christ in 2013.
  • September 16 - The Significance of Jesus at Cana

    09/16/2019 4:45:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 286 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding” (John 2:1–2). A wedding was a major social event in first-century Palestine, and the ensuing celebration could last as long as a week. It marked the culmination of the betrothal period, which often lasted for several months. The couple was considered legally man and wife during their betrothal period. They did not, however, live together or consummate the marriage during that time (cf. Matt. 1:18). On the night of the...
  • Irony: CAIR Successfully Pressures Church to Cancel ‘Is Michigan Surrendering to Islam?’ Event

    09/15/2019 5:58:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/13/19 | Robert Spencer
    My latest at PJ Media: Eighteen years after the September 11 jihad attacks that murdered nearly three thousand people, this is where we are: the Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church in Michigan has canceled an event called “9/11 forgotten? Is Michigan surrendering to Islam” under pressure from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group with ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. And so the answers are clear: yes, 9/11 has been forgotten, and Michigan is indeed surrendering to Islam. The event was to feature an ex-Muslim, Shahram Hadian, speaking on “How the Interfaith Movement is Sabotaging America and the...
  • September 15 - Nathanael’s Encounter with Jesus

    09/15/2019 1:19:19 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, ‘Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!’ Nathanael said to Him, ‘How do You know me?’ Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.’ Nathanael answered Him, ‘Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel’” (John 1:47–49). Of all the apostles, Nathanael had one of the more interesting first encounters with Jesus. After Philip told him he had found the Messiah—“Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph”—Nathanael was skeptical. His...
  • The Impossibility of Judging or Deposing a True Pope...If Francis is a true Pope…

    09/15/2019 10:55:13 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 34 replies
    novusordowatch.org ^ | March 15, 2016
    Accepting the Vatican II Sect as the Catholic Church has consequences. So does believing that Jorge Bergoglio is the Vicar of Christ despite being a public apostate: If he is a valid Pope, then there is no power on earth that can undo his papacy. If he is truly the successor of St. Peter, then he can resign voluntarily, but no one can take the pontificate from him... Clearly, it is high time we looked at what the Catholic Church teaches on the (im)possibility of judging and removing a valid Pope. In this post, therefore, we will examine two things:...
  • September 14 - The Correct Response of Souls Seeking Jesus

    09/14/2019 4:34:34 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, ‘What do you seek?’ They said to Him, ‘Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So they came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with Him that day, for it was about the tenth hour” (John 1:38–39). As Andrew and John walked after Him, “Jesus turned and saw them following, and said to them, ‘What do you seek?’” He already knew what the two wanted. The Lord asked the question to challenge them to consider their...
  • Is Catholicism about to break into three?

    09/13/2019 7:50:14 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 32 replies
    Crux Catholic Media Inc. ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    "...any group that separates from the Catholic Church would cease to be Catholic - even if they called themselves Catholic." Writing about Pope Francis’ reforms to the annulment process, Maguire predicted: Catholicism is going the way of its parent, Judaism. In Judaism there are Reform as well as Conservative and Orthodox communities. This arrangement is not yet formalized in Catholicism, but the outlines of a similar broadening are in place …. While conservative and orthodox Catholics welcome this annulment concession by the Vatican, reform Catholics don’t need it. Their consciences are their Vatican. Reform Catholics, whose numbers are swelling, are...
  • September 13 - The Proper Response to the Lamb of God

    09/13/2019 4:53:36 AM PDT · by metmom · 8 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Again the next day John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God!’ The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus” (John 1:35–37). John looked at Jesus as He walked nearby, and repeated to his disciples what he had proclaimed to the crowds on the previous day: “Behold, the Lamb of God!” Having heard their teacher speak again those powerful words, the two disciples followed Jesus. John’s willingness to unhesitatingly hand them over to Him is further evidence of his self-effacing humility and complete...
  • September 12 - Who Is the Lamb of God?

    09/12/2019 6:19:45 AM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is He on behalf of whom I said, “After me comes a Man who has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me”’” (John 1:29–30). On the day after he spoke to the delegation, John “saw Jesus coming to him.” In keeping with his role as a herald, John immediately called the crowd’s attention to Him, exclaiming “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The concept of a sacrificial Lamb was a familiar one to...
  • Surah XX: TA HA (How the Koran corrupts Scripture)

    09/11/2019 10:29:06 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/11/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the 20th chapter of the Koran, correcting Mohammed's ignorance about Exodus and the way in which God manifests his glory.