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General Discusssion (Religion)

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  • October 17 - Jesus’ Deity in His Works

    10/17/2019 7:13:46 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus answered and was saying to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel’” (John 5:19–20). For a mere man to claim to be God was, to the Jews, outrageous blasphemy. Therefore if they had misunderstood Him, Jesus surely would...
  • Surgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 10/17/2019 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    10/17/2019 5:03:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 10/17/2019 | Charles Spurgeon
    Morning "And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul." 1 Samuel 27:1 The thought of David's heart at this time was a false thought, because he certainly had no ground for thinking that God's anointing him by Samuel was intended to be left as an empty unmeaning act. On no one occasion had the Lord deserted his servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one instance had occurred in which divine interposition had not delivered him. The trials to which he had been exposed had been...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-19, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2019 10:03:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 14 replies ^ | 10-17-9 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17 2019 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Rom 3:21-30 Brothers and sisters:Now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law,though testified to by the law and the prophets,the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christfor all who believe.For there is no distinction;all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God.They are justified freely by his gracethrough the redemption in Christ Jesus,whom God set forth as an expiation,through faith, by his Blood, to prove his righteousnessbecause of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,through the forbearance of God–to...
  • Judge Rules Obamacare Transgender, Abortion Protections Violate Religious Freedom

    10/16/2019 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    BREITBART ^ | October 16, 2019 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that Obamacare’s special protections for transgender individuals and women who choose to have abortions violate religious freedom. Judge Reed O’Connor of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, a George W. Bush appointee, overturned the protections by vacating the Obama-era rule that banned health insurers and providers who receive federal taxpayer funds from denying coverage or treatment to any individual based on sex, gender identity, or termination of pregnancy. As the Hill noted, Reed is the same judge who ruled last December that Obamacare in its entirety is unconstitutional. In January 2017...
  • Luther, the Reformation and democracy

    10/16/2019 5:53:55 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 137 replies ^ | 10/16/2019 | Dr Barry York
    Legend has it that on 31 October 1517, a German friar named Martin Luther (1483–1546) nailed a statement of criticism of the Roman Catholic Church on the doors of Wittenberg church. It is not known for sure whether he really nailed his protest to the doors or sent it directly to the local Archbishop. But one thing is certain: his ‘95 theses’ shook Europe to the core and led to a great cultural revolution. It encouraged the German Peasants’ Revolt of 1524–25, in which the rural poor raised an army of 300,000 to fight the feudal order, and later still...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 10/16/2019(Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    10/16/2019 5:48:17 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 10/16/2019 | Charles Spurgeon
    Morning "Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine." John 21:12 In these words the believer is invited to a holy nearness to Jesus. "Come and dine," implies the same table, the same meat; aye, and sometimes it means to sit side by side, and lean our head upon the Saviour's bosom. It is being brought into the banqueting-house, where waves the banner of redeeming love. "Come and dine," gives us a vision of union with Jesus, because the only food that we can feast upon when we dine with Jesus is himself. Oh, what union is this! It is a...
  • October 16 - Jesus and the Sabbath

    10/16/2019 5:43:45 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “He answered them, ‘My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working.’ For this reason therefore the Jews were seeking all the more to kill Him, because He not only was breaking the Sabbath, but also was calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with God” (John 5:17–18). The Sabbath observance was at the heart of Jewish worship in Jesus’ day. The Lord’s reply to those who persecuted Him for violating it (5:16), “My Father is working until now, and I Myself am working,” implies that the Sabbath was not instituted for God’s benefit but for man’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-16-19, OM, St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    10/15/2019 10:06:01 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies ^ | 10-16-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 16 2019 Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 2:1-11 You, O man, are without excuse, every one of you who passes judgment.For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself,since you, the judge, do the very same things.We know that the judgment of God on those who do such things is true.Do you suppose, then, you who judge those who engage in such thingsand yet do them yourself,that you will escape the judgment of God?Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patiencein low esteem, unaware that the kindness...
  • Why does a donkey have a cross? It depends who you ask

    10/15/2019 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 19 replies ^ | 10/11/19 | Meggie Morris
    From Winnie the Pooh to Shrek, donkeys have appeared as quirky, loyal sidekicks in films and children's books for decades. Often cast as unassuming, stubborn and sometimes a little dimwitted, donkeys have a rich history as the real-life heroes of agriculture, town planning and religion. And if you look closely, all donkeys across the world, whether they are grazing in pastures or gracing the big screen, share one mysterious feature — they have a dark cross on their backs, running down their spines and across their shoulders. "They've all got them, even the dark ones. If you shaved their fur,...
  • Revelation 19:1-9 (The great whore judged and the marriage of the Lamb is come)

    10/15/2019 3:57:23 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 4 replies
    1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. 3 And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. 4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying,...
  • Something VERY STRANGE Is Happening To The Churches (2019)

    10/15/2019 12:20:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Thescariestmovieever ^ | October 10, 2019 | Thescariestmovieever
    Something VERY STRANGE Is Happening To The Churches (2019) **VIDEO IS 45. MINUTES LONG* may want to bookmark for later. Video is talking about various Christian Churches both Protestant and Catholic that have been vandalized or been targets of violence recently. Includes news clippings.
  • How the Reformers Were More Catholic Than the Catholics

    10/15/2019 5:54:06 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 249 replies
    Patheos.Com ^ | 9/27/2019 | BY GENE VEITH
    Onsi Kamel grew up as an evangelical but became highly attracted to Roman Catholicism. In time, though, he discovered that what had attracted him so much about Catholicism could not necessarily be found in the Roman Catholic Church. And that it could be found in the theology of the Protestant Reformation. He tells his story in an article Catholicism Made Me Protestant, published, somewhat surprisingly, in First Things. He tells about his love for the Church Fathers and then his discovery that the Church of Rome does not necessarily hold to what they said. He greatly appreciated the writings of...
  • Spurgeon's Morning and Evening Devotional for 10/15/2019 (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    10/15/2019 5:41:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | 10/15/2019 | Charles Spurgeon
    Morning "But who may abide the day of his coming?" Malachi 3:2 His first coming was without external pomp or show of power, and yet in truth there were few who could abide its testing might. Herod and all Jerusalem with him were stirred at the news of the wondrous birth. Those who supposed themselves to be waiting for him, showed the fallacy of their professions by rejecting him when he came. His life on earth was a winnowing fan, which tried the great heap of religious profession, and few enough could abide the process. But what will his second...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-15-19, M, St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor/Church

    10/14/2019 11:10:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 10-15-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15 2019 Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 Rom 1:16-25 Brothers and sisters:I am not ashamed of the Gospel.It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:for Jew first, and then Greek.For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live." The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heavenagainst every impiety and wickednessof those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.For what can be known about God is evident...
  • October 14 - Lessons from Bethesda, Part 1

    10/14/2019 3:24:32 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Now it was the Sabbath on that day. So the Jews were saying to the man who was cured, ‘It is the Sabbath, and it is not permissible for you to carry your pallet.’ But he answered them, ‘He who made me well was the one who said to me, “Pick up your pallet and walk.”’ They asked him, ‘Who is the man who said to you, “Pick up your pallet and walk”?’ But the man who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had slipped away while there was a crowd in that place” (John 5:9–13)....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-14-19, OM, St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

    10/13/2019 11:15:42 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies ^ | 10-14-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 14 2019 Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7 Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God,which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith,for the sake of his name, among all...
  • “Christian” Pastors Ignore “Thou Shalt Not Kill” and “Bless” Abortion Clinic in Sacrilegious Ritual

    10/13/2019 8:12:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2019 | Brittany Hughes
    A group of pseudo-religious leaders gathered outside an abortion clinic earlier this month to “bless” the facility and the culture of death it houses. Because much like ancient cultures that use to burn children alive to appease their pagan gods, nothing says “spirituality” quite like killing infants. The group, who are about as godly as I am a mermaid, gathered outside the Whole Women’s Health clinic in McAllen Texas to sing songs and affirm the clinic’s work, including their legally sanctioned ability to poison and suck the brains out of a living reborn infant. “We do this to support the...
  • October 13 - Miracle at Bethesda

    10/13/2019 7:17:42 PM PDT · by metmom · 10 replies
    Grace to ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes. In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool and stirred up the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the water, stepped in was made well from whatever disease with which he was afflicted. A...
  • October 12 - Conquering Unbelief

    10/12/2019 9:23:46 PM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 2008 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Jesus said to him, ‘Go; your son lives.’ The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off. As he was now going down, his slaves met him, saying that his son was living. So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. Then they said to him, ‘Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.’ So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, ‘Your son lives’; and he himself believed and his whole household. This is again a second sign that Jesus performed...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-13-19, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/12/2019 9:10:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 10-13-19 | Revised New American Bible
    October 13 2019 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 2 Kgs 5:14-17 Naaman went down and plunged into the Jordan seven timesat the word of Elisha, the man of God. His flesh became again like the flesh of a little child,and he was clean of his leprosy. Naaman returned with his whole retinue to the man of God. On his arrival he stood before Elisha and said,"Now I know that there is no God in all the earth,except in Israel.Please accept a gift from your servant." Elisha replied, "As the LORD lives whom I serve, I will not...