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  • The Country Keeps Changing

    08/17/2017 9:08:41 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 3 replies
    A Coustic Guitar ^ | 1870 | Cow Boy
    Coyotes - Don Edwards
  • Scottish Archbishop Predicts Greater Hostility to Faith in US

    08/08/2017 6:35:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Addressing priests in the Philadelphia archdiocese, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, Scotland, said that American Catholics should learn from the problems facing the Church in Great Britain. The Scottish archbishop predicted that “some version of the problems we face today in Scotland will be heading your way tomorrow.” In particular he warned that intolerance of the faith is likely to increase. Archbishop Tartaglia reported that Catholics now constitute the most active religious group in Scotland, because the Protestant churches are steadily shrinking. Thus the Catholic Church becomes the primary representative of Christianity—and the main target for the more aggressive opponents...
  • When exorcists need help, they call him

    08/05/2017 5:18:05 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | John Blake
    A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room. As the priests began to pray, the woman slipped into a trance -- and then snapped to life. She spoke in multiple voices: One was deep, guttural and masculine; another was high-pitched; a third spouted only Latin. When someone secretly sprinkled ordinary water on her, she didn't react. But when holy water was used, she screamed in pain. "Leave her alone, you f***ing priests," the guttural voice shouted. "Stop,...
  • Religion in America is Fading

    08/03/2017 9:37:27 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 52 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Dave Miller
    While it is extremely difficult to measure the extent to which religion impacts Americans, one polling organization has attempted to do so using four criteria. The poll was designed to acquire a sense of how the 50 states compare with each other on the matter of which has the most religious population. The four criteria used were the importance of religion in people’s lives, frequency of attendance at worship services, frequency of prayer, and absolute certainty of belief in God (“How Religious...?,” 2009). As one might expect, more Americans in the “Bible Belt” states indicate that religion is very important...
  • Bible studies at the White House, Who's at the heart of this spiritual awakening?

    07/31/2017 10:24:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 19 replies ^ | July 31, 2017 | Jennifer Wishon
    WASHINGTON – A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible.
  • Bible Studies at the White House: Who's at the Heart of This Spiritual Awakening?

    07/31/2017 8:09:37 AM PDT · by BAW · 63 replies ^ | 7-31-2017 | Jennifer Wishon
    A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God's Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They've been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don't mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible. Ralph Drollinger of Capitol Ministries told CBN News, "These are godly individuals that God has risen to a position of prominence in our culture." They're all hand-picked by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike...
  • Religious people 'cling to certain beliefs'.

    07/28/2017 4:18:32 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/17 | PHOEBE WESTON
    Religious people's minds are dominated by emotion and not analytical thinking which makes them cling to their views - even when evidence proves them wrong - a study claims. Such 'Emotional resonance' can make individuals hold on to their faith. Meanwhile, militant atheists are completely negative about religion because they have analytical brains, according to researchers.
  • Which Jesus Do You Follow?

    07/18/2017 7:28:48 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 43 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 7/18/17 | Gary
    The Bible repeatedly states that simple belief in Christ is sufficient for salvation because Christ satisfied all the necessary requirements through His atoning sacrifice.  Through faith in Him we have entered into a permanent Sabbath and have rested from our works (Hebrews 3-4). Though it is through faith alone in Christ alone that we are reconciled to God, we have to be very careful to recognize the Christ to whom we refer.  There are many people named Jesus and many who have been called Christ, but there is only one Jesus Christ with the power to save you.  Many who...
  • 18 Questions on Assurance of Salvation

    07/11/2017 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 8 replies
    The following 18 questions have been blessed to helping folks come to a decision for Christ - or to give them assurance of their salvation. I have had them written in the flyleaf of my New Testament for many years - and they have born much fruit. My prayer is that you will think on these questions until God through Jesus Christ our Lord, which is our hope, will grant you comfort through faith. I post this not as fodder for argument, but for some material for quiet time meditation with God.
  • Why Christians Can’t Believe in Man-Caused Global Warming

    07/09/2017 2:22:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | July 9, 2017 | Joy Overbeck
    Christians believe humankind is God’s all-time favorite creation because He tells us so in the Bible. But leftist/socialists often known as Democrats think humans are an evil, toxic blight bent on destroying the planet through heinous activities like gassing up our cars. Boom. This is the war of the opposing worldviews going on today and it’s worldwide. It encompasses every important issue including man-caused global warming. Leftists think homo sapiens started out as a random blob of cells zapped by electricity (no word on where the cells and electricity came from without a primal source such as God) that evolved...
  • Trump: ‘America Always Affirmed that Liberty Comes from Our Creator’

    07/02/2017 2:54:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/17 | Trent Baker
    Saturday, President Donald Trump said in his “Celebrate Freedom Rally” speech honoring veterans at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. that ever since signing the Declaration of Independence, America had “affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” adding that “no earthly force can ever take those rights away.” “Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - July 2, 2017 - (Prayer)

    07/02/2017 12:57:13 AM PDT · by Faith · 31 replies
    July 2, 2017 | Faith
    Please join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and for America: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (I John 5:14) Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • What role does faith play in the standoff between Russia and the West?

    06/27/2017 7:19:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 6-27-17 | Jonathon Van Maren
    It is perhaps somewhat ironic that the last time Americans were informed this incessantly of the threat Russia posed to the United States, it was called the Soviet Union and the Left was insisting that everything was being overblown. This time, in spite of a glaring lack of evidence, it is the Left that is announcing from its perch in the mainstream media that Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin’s puppet, and that Russia is the evil puppet-master pulling the strings of American democracy. The sinister Russian bear is growling in the East, we are told, and we should all be...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Compares Facebook To ‘Churches’ and ‘Community Support Groups’

    06/27/2017 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 27 replies ^ | 27 Jun 2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Mark Zuckerberg recently stated his desire to have Facebook act as a community for it’s users, replacing “churches” and “community support groups.” Speaking at Facebook’s first Communities Summit in Chicago last week, Mark Zuckerberg discussed a number of topics, including Facebook’s new mission statement which was changed from “connecting the world” to a new goal, to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” ... CNBC reports that later at the rally, the Facebook CEO discussed the use of Facebook as a community tool to bring it’s users closer together, “It’s so striking that for...
  • Introduction Thread to "Final Authority"

    06/27/2017 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Pilgrim's Progress · 172 replies
    Grady Publishing ^ | March 15, 1993 | William Grady
    We are going to go through this book in a very slow fashion - no hurry. This subject is completely a matter of faith. Those that reject or do not possess a particular preference for the King James Bible are welcome to visit and participate - but this is not an argument thread. I am not responsible to convince anyone against his or her will. Either you have faith in a God that is able to preserve His Word or you do not - but you are not going to convince us to reject our faith that the King James...
  • Why I cannot go back to being an atheist

    Sometimes my natural skepticism asserts itself, but I cannot walk away. My father-in-law is one of the fairest, most patient, and most virtuous people that I know. He’s always available to help out, his capacity for forgiveness is immense, and when he’s unavailable it’s usually because he’s caring for or teaching people in his community. He’s intellectual honest, and he’s a profoundly decent human being. He’s also an atheist. He’s part of the reason why I have respect for people in the atheist community, and why when I write about atheism I usually have positive things to say. I don’t...
  • The Ultimate Gamble

    06/21/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 5 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 6/21/2017 | Gary
    Everyone ultimately has to make a decision: will they trust themselves and their understanding or will they trust God and His.  This choice isn't just for unbelievers, but for those who call themselves "Christian", as well.  For very, very soon those who have placed their faith in themselves and their works and abilities will discover whether that was a wise or foolish decision.  As for me, I have nothing to boast or glory in save the Cross of Christ.  I'm staking everything - my life, my soul, and my future on Jesus Christ and Him alone.  I'm taking the...
  • How Will The Media and Governments of the world explain The Rapture?

    06/19/2017 10:24:21 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 245 replies
    Billy Graham Evangelistic Association et al. ^ | June 19, 2017 | RightTackle 44
    If and when the Rapture of the Church occurs and Christians are spirited off the face of the earth to Heaven, how will the secular governments and media explain the phenomenon? Millions of people will suddenly be gone from the societies and populations of the earth. Many who thought or said that they were Christians, will still be here. No born-again Christians will be here. The Billy Graham article is cited to provide information.
  • Trump is more religious than people realize -- and better for religious people, too

    06/08/2017 8:22:54 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/07/2017 | Frank Pavone,
    It is with optimism and hopeful anticipation that I head out to a meeting President Trump is hosting Thursday for religious leaders. There is a reason for my optimism. Although he doesn't get credit for it, Trump is far more religious than many people realize. In my conversations with pastors who have personally ministered to him, I have been made aware that he's extraordinarily open to the word of God, to the power of prayer, and to growing in the life of the spirit. In other words, he is tuned into the Lord's movement in his life. This is great...
  • Why is sola fide important?

    06/04/2017 12:29:15 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 1,023 replies ^ | unknown | Got Questions Ministries
    Question: "Why is sola fide important?" Answer: Sola fide which means "faith alone" is important because it is one of the distinguishing characteristics or key points that separate the true biblical Gospel from false gospels. At stake is the very Gospel itself and it is therefore a matter of eternal life or death. Getting the Gospel right is of such importance that the Apostle Paul would write in Galatians 1:9, “As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned!” Paul was...