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  • 'Emmaus Code' Shows Jesus is the Messiah

    11/29/2015 8:04:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Matt Barber
    One of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes points out, as only Lewis could, that Jesus was either the Messiah (and the Son of God) as prophesied in the ancient Jewish scriptures, or He was a liar, a lunatic, or, worse, the "Devil of Hell." Wrote Lewis: "I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and...
  • #ChristmasBUYcott Action Center - Faith Driven Consumer

    11/25/2015 11:35:27 AM PST · by doug from upland · 4 replies
    (AT THE SITE ARE THE FAITH-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES) It's time for a #ChristmasBUYcott! As Faith Driven Consumers, we will spend an incredible $30 billion over the holidays. Because major brands depend on our dollars to meet their goals for the year, collectively we have tremendous power and influence. When consumers like you and me agree to shop only with the companies that are more compatible with Faith Driven Consumers, we'll change the way brands treat us. That's why-right now-we're calling for a #ChristmasBUYcott! This is your chance to live out your faith by doing what you already do when it comes...
  • ISIS and a 1777 congressional Thanksgiving prayer (Chuck Norris on ISIS, Thanksgiving, Constitution)

    11/23/2015 10:23:13 AM PST · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2015 | Chuck Norris
    Just after the Paris terror attacks last week, I wrote about how I thought they could go down in history as the catalyst that coalesced countries in the West and beyond into a World War III. Since then, other nations’ responses and increased terror attacks have only confirmed that we’ve entered into an unprecedented time in human history and war. Pundits and politicians on both sides of the aisle criticize both the U.S. Congress and President Obama for not officially doing more to fight ISIS. Constitutionally speaking, as commander in chief of the armed forces, the president has the power...
  • Three men arrested in sexual assault, murder of Indiana pastor's pregnant wife during home invasion

    11/23/2015 7:56:32 AM PST · by RummyChick · 87 replies
    NY daily news ^ | 11/23 | boroff
    Though everything inside of me wants to hate, be angry, and slip into despair I choose the route of forgiveness, grace and hope, he said in a statement. If there is one thing Ive learned from Amanda in the 10 years we were together, its this Choosing to let my emotions drive my decisions is recipe for a hopeless and fruitless life. Today I am deciding to love, not hate.
  • Ted Cruz Solidifies Christian Conservative Vote: Endorsed By More Than 200 Faith Leaders

    11/21/2015 6:38:04 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-21-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz isn't only surging in the polls, he's also rolling out one endorsement after another. Earlier this week, both Rep. Steve King (Iowa) and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (California) announced support for his candidacy for president. Late yesterday evening, the two congressmen were joined by more than 200 faith leaders: Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced additions to his Faith Leadership Team which include more than 200 faith leaders from around the nation. This follows the campaign’s announcement yesterday of it’s National Prayer Team, led by Cruz Crew volunteers, dedicated to a focused season of prayer on behalf...
  • How Ted Cruz is locking up the evangelical vote

    11/20/2015 8:46:34 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/20/2015 | Katie Gluek
    DES MOINES — The hearts of many evangelical voters, polls suggest, are with Ben Carson. But increasingly, their leaders’ heads are with Ted Cruz. While the Texas senator trails the retired pediatric neurosurgeon by double digits in national surveys, prominent evangelical leaders and political operatives who work with the Christian conservative movement say it's the well-funded Cruz who has made the bigger organizational effort with politically active church goers. He’s rounding up the very grass-roots leaders who wield influence with this crucial Republican voting bloc. And here in Iowa, where endorsements have often predicted caucus winners, that matters. "Cruz has...
  • What Africa can teach Francis

    11/19/2015 2:59:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 1, 2015 | Father Alexander Lucie-Smith
    Very soon Pope Francis will be in Africa, visiting Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. This will be the first time Pope Francis has ever been to the continent, and it may well be a game-changer – not for Africa, but for him.
  • Things You Should Know About Islam - Part 1

    11/16/2015 8:14:15 PM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    www.fortressoffaith.com ^ | November 15, 2015 | Tom Wallace
    The first thing we should know is that nearly one in four people in the world today is a Muslim. 1.7 billion people in the world pray to Allah as their god. To be technical, this works out to be 23% of the world’s population are Muslims. At the end of WWI, that is about 100 years ago, the estimated Muslim population in the world was 300 million. In this relatively short time they have grown from 300 million to 1.7 billion. This is phenomenal growth. This growth does not come from evangelism, it is from having lots and lots...
  • Trump's Big Mistake: Attacking Carson's Faith and Character

    11/15/2015 1:03:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 246 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 15, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    "......Trump's twofer-attacking Carson's faith and character-reveals his glaring blind spots. No candidate should ever, ever attack an evangelical for his faith in Iowa, of all places. Iowa is home to a hugely influential evangelical community that won't particularly warm to a candidate who implies Seventh Day Adventists are members of some wacko cult. Carson has great appeal to the evangelical community. Although the percentage of Iowans who are evangelical Christians is about one in four,...they represent nearly 60 percent of the Republican caucus turnout.........It is ironic that Trump, who is a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church USA, would indirectly...
  • Christian Belief Cost Kelvin Cochran His Job

    11/11/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by Brilliant · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/10/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Kelvin Cochran...was born into a poor family in Shreveport... that became even poorer after his father walked out and left his mother to raise six children... Mr. Cochran aspired to be a firefighter... and he eventually was appointed Shreveport's first black fire chief... In 2008 he became the fire chief of Atlanta... But a year ago, Mr. Cochran was suspended... Mr. Cochran's fireable offense... was publishing a book in violation of the city's ethics code... The reality... is that Mr. Cochran no longer has his $172,000-a-year job because of what's in the book. The suit accuses the city of firing...
  • Ted Cruz at the North Texas Presidential Forum

    11/07/2015 6:11:14 PM PST · by Shery · 4 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 18 OCtober, 2015 | TedCruz.org
  • Christmas "buycott" to back Christian friendly businesses

    11/03/2015 6:05:47 AM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 3, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    With 70 percent of "faith consumers" eager to shop at Christian friendly stores, a new pre-Christmas campaign has opened to steer them to the right businesses and encourage others firms through a "buycott" to be more welcoming.
  • 7th-grader explains what her teacher would do if she DIDNT deny the existence of God

    10/27/2015 3:11:22 PM PDT · by 100American · 78 replies
    And a Child shall lead them... http://www.allenbwest.com/2015/10/7th-grader-explains-what-her-teacher-would-do-if-she-didnt-deny-the-existence-of-god/ Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not real. Our teacher had started off saying that the assignment had been giving problems all day. We were asked to take a poll to say whether God is fact, opinion or a myth and she told anyone who said fact or opinion was wrong and God was only a myth, Wooley told board members, according to EAG News. The teacher started telling kids they were completely wrong and that when kids argued we were...
  • Donald Trump seeks a sharp a contrast with Ben Carsons Seventh-day Adventist faith

    10/24/2015 5:13:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 269 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | Sean Sullivan
    Donald Trump on Saturday contrasted his Presbyterian faith with that of Seventh-day Adventists, apparently attempting to draw attention to and raise doubts about Republican presidential rival Ben Carson's religious beliefs. Speaking at a campaign rally here, Trump was in the midst of discussing his standing in the polls, including recent Iowa surveys that showed him falling behind Carson in the GOP race. Then, he brought up religion. "I love Iowa. And, look, I don't have to say it, I'm Presbyterian," said Trump. "Can you believe it? Nobody believes I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. I'm Presbyterian. Boy, that's down the...
  • Obama must assign a higher priority to confronting Islamic persecution of Christians

    10/23/2015 7:10:43 PM PDT · by 100American · 13 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | Sunday, October 18, 2015 | THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/18/editorial-obama-must-confront-islamic-persecution-/ Some prominent voices have been raised in protest, but what may be the most severe persecution of Christians in centuries continues to expand. The Obama administration, while making conventional obeisance declines, for reasons observers can only speculate, to make the Islamist martyrdom of Christians a high-priority policy issue. The presidents remarks on the issue, such as they are, seem to be muffled by fear of rebuke from Muslim moderates obsessed with persecution of Muslims in the Crusades of a thousand years ago. Pope Francis last year told a delegation of Jews, headed by Ronald Lauder, president of the World...
  • Cruz Wins 603 Alliance Selection Caucus

    10/17/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/17/15
    The Group Represents Broad Conservative Coalition Supporting CruzContoocook, NH – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the 603 Alliance Selection Caucus today, receiving a whopping 72.3% of the vote. The 603 Alliance is New Hampshire’s largest gathering of conservative activists, comprised of a broad coalition of Tea Party, Liberty, faith-based, and Republican women groups from all over the state.The 603 Alliance grew out of conservatives’ concern that various factions were splitting the conservative vote and allowing establishment moderates to win in New Hampshire. Determined to give the conservative coalition a stronger voice, the 603 Alliance decided to coalesce behind and endorse...
  • Faith-healing couple who prayed..on their dying baby instead of calling 911 WILL go to prison [tr]

    10/14/2015 12:26:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 14, 2015 | Joel Christie
    An Oregon couple who prayed and rubbed olive on their dying son following a home birth rather than call 911 and seek help will continue to serve six years in prison each after a judge upheld their manslaughter conviction. Dale and Shannon Hickman, both 30, were both convicted in 2011 of second-degree manslaughter for the death of their son, David, who died nine hours after his home birth in 2009. David was born two months early at his grandmother's home with undeveloped lungs, and died after having trouble breathing and turning blue. The Hickman's - members of a controversial faith-healing...
  • What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think

    10/01/2015 7:39:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 44 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Does It Mean to Trust God? Maybe Not What You Think. Msgr. Charles Pope • September 30, 2015 • We are often told to trust in God. And most of us have counseled others who are anxious or downcast to trust in God. But what does it mean?In too many cases what people mean when they counsel trust is this: “Don’t worry, God will eventually give you what you’re looking for. Just keep praying and trust that He’ll come through for you.” What is meant by “coming through for you” is some answer on your terms; it’s as if...
  • Church of Scotland minister says to teach Jesus died for sins is "ghastly theology"

    09/29/2015 8:26:04 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 51 replies
    Premier Christian Media ^ | 9-29-15 | Hannah Tooley
    Revd Scott McKenna, minister of Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church in Edinburgh, openly denies one of the most accepted teachings of mainstream Christianity and told his congregation that it was "ghastly theology" to believe that Jesus Christ died for sinners. Following the comments, the footage was uploaded online and the current Free Church Moderator Revd David Robertson responded by writing a blog post on the subject, saying such preaching was profoundly anti-Christian. Mr McKenna, who has the potential to be a Church of Scotland Moderator, then contacted Robertson and the men met to discuss theology. A debate has been set for...
  • God is Wrong if EPA is Right

    09/28/2015 7:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    God “saw all the things that he had made and they were very good” yet EPA policies imply God’s creation, especially CO2-exhaling humans, is very bad. Who’s right? Today, I’ll use science to prove God right and the EPA wrong in its war on men—and the energy, safety and jobs men extract from refining natural resources like coal and oil. In Genesis 1:26-31, God makes men in His “image and likeness,” and tells men to “fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and all living creatures that...
  • The Pope's Problem

    09/24/2015 7:45:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    I've been a Roman Catholic since 1954. I have great respect for Pope Francis. When it comes to matters of faith and morals, what he says, goes. But when it comes to politics and economics, the pope is about as far from infallible as anyone can get. For example, he was in Cuba earlier this week, meeting informally with Fidel Castro and touring the island to say Masses and meet with priests. Apparently the pope was having such a good time he forgot that for more than half a century Cuba has been a rotten communist prison camp and his...
  • Who Could Doubt the President's Obvious Faith? [Hes just as Christian as the rest of his party]

    09/23/2015 7:33:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/23/2015 | Jeffrey T. Brown
    As if on cue, the Christian bona fides of President Obama were suddenly front and center, championed by every atheistic and/or secular media figure capable of reaching a camera or a microphone. This, apparently, is a significant part of their current job description. They serve and protect the president from scrutiny, and to smear and demean anyone who might express unflattering opinions based on their day to day observations. Actually exploring how such a question might arise in the first place, and whether there is any possible basis for suggesting that Barack Hussein Obama is not Christian, is a fools...

    09/20/2015 11:07:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was asked whether or not he thought President Obama was a Christian, but declined to answer that question, according to the Huffington Post.
  • Video: Ted Cruz's full remarks at Iowa Faith & Freedom Fall Family Dinner

    09/20/2015 8:48:10 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/19/15 | Ted Cruz
    September 19, 2015: Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Forum. Watch the video.
  • Obama Gaffe: "My Muslim Faith" in interview with Geo Stephanoupoulos in 2008

    09/18/2015 10:41:31 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 44 replies
    Please see LINK below at about 1:20 where Obama says "my Muslim faith" and then Stephy corrects him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVn59TC2QqM
  • Life and How to Live it, Part XII

    09/15/2015 6:08:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | Mike Adams
    One afternoon in early August, I got off a plane in Gulfport, Mississippi with my friend J. Warner Jim Wallace. We were scheduled to speak at a church up in Hattiesburg with our other friend Frank Turek. We had about three hours to make the one-hour drive so we had plenty of time even though our flight had landed thirty minutes late. As we headed up U.S. 49 to Hattiesburg we passed a number of small towns in South Mississippi where many of my relatives were born and raised. My parents met in Gulfport back in 1952 and most...
  • Please pray for little Noah

    08/25/2015 2:10:58 PM PDT · by infool7 · 555 replies
    CaringBridge ^ | 8/25/15 | self
    On March 13th Noah was diagnosed with a brain tumor found at the cerebellum against his brainstem (Classic Medulloblastoma) Please pray for Noah, his parents Samuel and Christina, and his sister Lauren. Noah's MRI yesterday shows his tumor has regrown, and he faces more difficult treatment to come. Lord have mercy.
  • Ben Carson On Trump: I Don't "Deny My Faith In God"

    09/10/2015 7:15:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference before his rally in Southern California, Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson took a swipe at his rival Donald Trump by questioning his faith in God when asked about what he saw as the biggest difference between he and the GOP front-runner.
  • Paying for her faith? Topper Christian girl gets ZERO in all her exams in Egypt

    09/08/2015 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, September 7, 2015 | DNA Web Team
    A star student in Egypt was fails all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. A star student in Egypt was shocked to discover she has failed all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. Mariam Malak who had aspirations to go to medical school, had scored high marks in previous exams in that past few years. Malak and her family believe she is a victim of corruption in the Egyptian education system, it has been reported. "I was completely shocked. I couldn't hear anyone, I couldn't speak. I thought how can that happen? How can...
  • Tim Tebow Responds to Being Cut by the Philadelphia Eagles

    09/06/2015 4:49:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    YoungCons ^ | September 5, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    When the Philadelphia Eagles traded third-string QB Matt Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals, everyone and their mother thought the door was wide open for Tim Tebow to make the Eagles final 53-man roster. That proved not to be the case. True to his Christian ways, and proving that hes a great sport who was appreciative of the opportunity he had in Philly, the former Heisman winner sent out this message Good man. Dont sweat it, Tim. This may or may not be your last chance in professional football, but your work off the field with your charity and spreading the...
  • Ted Cruz Rally In South Carolina: "If You Think Your Faith Is Safe, Next May Be You" [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 10:24:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    RCP ^ | 09/01/2015
    This weekend, GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz spoke at a "We Stand With God" rally at the South Carolina State capitol. Cruz was introduced by South Carolina radio host Tony Beam, who claimed that Christianity would soon be criminalized as part of the effort to "get rid of Christians." "This is the world were living in," Cruz said. "If you think your faith is safe, next may be you. Next may be me. Next may be your pastor who preaches the Word from the pulpit. Next may be your sister or brother or mom who volunteers at the pregnancy crisis...
  • Poll: 38% born-again Christians believe prayer boosts wealth, 24% think wealth sign of Gods favor

    08/28/2015 7:06:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    A little comments food-fight starter for a slow Friday news cycle. Even your friendly neighborhood atheist blogger is surprised by this result: My memory of youthful Christian lessons is rusty but I do vaguely recall something about rich men and heaven and camels and the eye of a needle. Then again, there’s a difference between praying for a Lamborghini and praying for a pay raise to help make ends meet. Wanting more wealth doesn’t necessarily make you greedy.The question: Why are born-again Christians more likely than those who don’t describe themselves as born again to tie wealth to faith?...
  • What Does Faith Look Like?

    08/25/2015 8:14:25 AM PDT · by LearsFool · 28 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com | Self
    Perhaps that seems like a strange question. Can we see faith? You decide. - Noah built the ark by faith (Heb. 11:7). What did the people without faith do? - Rahab hid the spies by faith (Heb. 11:31). If she hadn't had faith, wouldn't she have turned them in instead? Did the people hunting for the spies have faith? - Abraham left his home and went where God led him, not even knowing where he was going, because he had faith (Heb. 11:8-9). If he hadn't had faith, would he have gone or stayed home? It is faith that causes...
  • Church of Christ verses Baptist Debate: IS FAITH A SYNECDOCHE?

    08/24/2015 8:10:50 PM PDT · by damonw · 47 replies
    How2BecomeAChristian Apologetics ^ | 1-23-15 | Damon Whitsell
    I am posting only an excerpt here because this written debate is pretty long. Read the excerpts to find out what a Synecdoche is if you do not already know. I am the baptist in the debate and think I won hands down because the CoC guy could not even prove that verbs can be synecdoches, but I did finish weakly. I am posting this to FR because in my research I found this to be the only debate on the subject even though the argument is often used by more advanced CoC debaters. Here is opening clips of my...
  • What do FReepers think I should ask them?

    08/24/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 57 replies
    me,myself, &I | Self
    Attending Congressman Jeff Duncan's 5th. annual Faith and Values BBQ/fund raiser this evening.Scheduled speakers include: Dr. Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and my personal favourite; Sen. Ted Cruz. I more than likely will not receive any one-on-one time with these gentlemen but if given the chance to ask any or all of these a question, I respectfully ask my much more learned FReeper colleges what best and poignant question(s) to ask?
  • ICYMI: Sen. Ted Cruz in Des Moines: End the War on Faith in America

    08/22/2015 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/22/15
    Over 2,500 Iowans Rally for Religious LibertyHOUSTON, Texas — Last night, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hosted a Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, calling attention to the religious persecution of Christian business owners and employees who have been sanctioned by their government because of their religious beliefs. Joining Sen. Cruz at the rally were: Dick and Betty Odgaard, Barronelle Stutzman, Aaron and Melissa Klein, Blaine Adamson, Senior Master Sergeant (Retired) Phillip Monk, Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, and Naghmeh Abedini. Video of the rally is available here. A roundup of press coverage of the rally appears...
  • Hero SAS sniper saves father and eight-year-old son from being beheaded by ISIS maniac

    08/09/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by Bratch · 37 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    A HERO SAS sniper gunned down a knife-wielding Islamic State (ISIS) maniac just as he was trying to brutally behead a father and his young son. The brave British marksman saved the terrified eight-year-old and his father after taking out the crazed jihadi with a head shot from 1,000 metres away. The special forces crack shot then killed two other members of the hated terror group, who were also taking part in the sick planned execution. ISIS militants had decreed that the little boy and his father must die after branding them "infidels" because they refused to denounce their faith....
  • Let the weak say I am strong - REALLY?

    08/06/2015 10:48:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/15 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    We must not allow Obama and the progressive agenda to make us less and less until we are nothing You know what they say, even many so called believers Faith and belief in God help in trauma and trials, not so much with everyday struggles, bills, family challenges and illnesses. Things usually ride their course and we have to deal with what comes and it is often bad. We must man up face up lean on God but certainly dont be one of those extremists who accesses the power, miracles and love of God who actually believes and...
  • UPDATE: Hillsong Issues Statement 8 Months After Worship Leader...

    08/04/2015 2:03:37 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 37 replies
    Stand Up for the Truth ^ | August 3, 2015 | Amy Spreeman
    When one of Hillsong New York Citys worship leaders announced he is a practicing, unrepentant homosexual, and that he is marrying his fellow church singer and boyfriend, Hillsong leadership says nothing. UPDATE: The couples announcement came in January, eight months ago. Today, less than 24 hours after this story published, finally, Hillsong issues a press release.)
  • Scott Walker Still Isnt Sure If President Obama Is Christian

    08/02/2015 2:45:29 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 76 replies
    Time ^ | August 2, 2016 | Phillip Elliot
    ....I dont know, the Republican presidential candidate said... I presume he is,.... Youre not going to get a different answer than I said before, Walker said toward the end of a Q&A session moderated by Politicos Mike Allen. Walker said hes never asked Obama about his faith. As someone who is a believer myself, I dont presume to know someones beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless Ive actually talked with him...... He said he is, and I take him at his word....
  • The Meaning of Life

    07/27/2015 4:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matt Barber
    I suppose its a bit more of an anecdote than a commentary. Twenty-two years ago and it seems like last week. Isnt that something old farts say? The aftermath from the previous nights whirlwind revelry had become all too familiar. Friends had come and friends had gone. My tiny, one bedroom apartment in Thornton, Colorado, was, once again, strewn with empty beer bottles and soggy cigarette butts that lay decomposing in makeshift ashtray tombs. The pungent pong of stale beer and cheap tobacco turned my stomach as I, having just roused at the crack of noon and suffering the hangover...
  • Be Still And Trust

    07/25/2015 8:25:00 AM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 2 replies
    What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spiders web. They lean on the web, but it gives way; they cling to it, but it does not hold. Job 8:14-15 (NIV) When life seems unpredictable and our future doesnt feel secure, we naturally want to scramble, doing everything we can to resolve whatever it is that has brought on our anxieties, fears, and discomforts. When we try to take control of an uneasy situation, we start to assume that we had control of the situation to begin with. In these times, God says: Be still...
  • Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Not Support Abortion; Struggles Between His Politics and Faith

    07/25/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former President Jimmy Carter has said in an interview that he does not believe Jesus Christ would support abortion in most cases, identifying the "only conflict" he's had between his political duties and Christian faith. "I have never believed that Jesus would be in favor of abortion, unless it was the result of rape or incest, or the mother's life was in danger. That's been the only conflict I've had in my career between political duties and Christian faith," Carter told The New York Times in an interview posted on Friday. The Democrat made the comments in response to a...
  • How Does A Heart Hardened?

    07/24/2015 9:32:18 PM PDT · by Cecilia Trent · 41 replies
    Growing Up In The Word ^ | 07/25/15 | James Trent
    A hardened heart is unnatural. Sadly many of God's children are walking around with hearts so hardened that they are unable to experience intimacy with God, themselves or others. Since we were created for connection and relationship with God first then others, a hardened heart will cause us to live isolated and withdrawn never truly experiencing the joy, peace, love and the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. How does a heart hardened? A prolonged struggle. Perhaps you have grown weary in the trial even blaming God for not changing the circumstances. Maybe you have a deep wound,...
  • Denver Court Rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

    07/15/2015 6:10:03 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 19 replies
    Breaking Christian News ^ | July 15, 2015 | Melinda Skea
    Moments ago, in a departure from the U.S. Supreme Court's protection of the Little Sisters of the Poor last year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled that the Little Sisters must comply with the government's HHS mandate. This mandate forces religious ministries to violate their faith or pay massive IRS penalties.
  • 6 Interesting Facts About Scott Walker's Christian Faith

    07/15/2015 1:17:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    5. An atheist group demanded that Walker delete a Tweet where he quoted the popular passage from Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." The Christian Post reported the story in 2014, where The Freedom from Religious Foundation, known for scouring the country for public mentions of Christianity, aggressively challenged Walker's Tweet because it came from his official governor's account. The governor and his office ignored their request, deciding to leave it up indefinitely.
  • Families Matter and Always Will

    07/13/2015 9:44:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Terry Paulsen
    In a world where many live in urban areas with thousands passing them daily without a smile, a nod of recognition, a word of encouragement, or even a honk of protest, finding sustaining connections with people who care becomes increasingly important. Our families, when natural bonds are nurtured beyond the occasional get-togethers, can help provide that supportive community we so treasure. I’m writing this early in the morning, two hours before we hit the road in Rawlins, Wyoming. We’re returning home from our RV caravan from CA to Kirkland, Illinois and back. When my wife and I told others about...
  • Be On Guard

    07/07/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    When leaders of City Church in San Francisco (see “Blindsided” in WORLD, July 11, 2015) recently decided to offer membership to same-sex marriage partners, investment banker Liza Hing says “a lot of people in the church were totally blindsided.” Others see such a change as inevitable. But that’s not the way it has to be, even at churches in cities with large gay populations. Redeemer Presbyterian Church Pastor Tim Keller has shown how to attract thousands of young New Yorkers while remaining biblically faithful. The Acts 29 Network is also attracting many young Christians to the new churches it plants....
  • America Headed to the Ash Heap of History?

    07/07/2015 5:18:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 11 replies
    CBN News online ^ | July 7, 2015 | Paul Strand
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- America just marked its 239th Independence Day, the birth of what many consider the greatest nation on earth. But after all these years of celebrating, Americans may soon be mourning its downfall. That's the conclusion of researcher George Barna and historian David Barton in their book U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of Its Roots. ***** Faith is losing its foothold in the land. "The proportion of unchurched people has risen from 28 percent to 48 percent in six years," Barna shared. "The fastest growing faith group in America is atheists and agnostics."
  • Christians: Stand your ground! (...6 things believers can do in wake of high-court ruling)

    07/01/2015 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 30, 2015 | Greg Laurie
    The church is under attack today in every way imaginable literally as well as figuratively! We still are reeling from the horrific attacks against the AME Church in Charleston. While our brothers and sisters gathered for a mid-week Bible study and prayer time, they were shot dead. We have seen an amazing display of forgiveness on their part for this cold-blooded killer. Facing the killer in court, several relatives who also attended AME Church extended their forgiveness to this young man, despite his indescribably evil act. The church has since gone back to their mid-week Bible study, saying, This...