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  • The Bible In Paintings, #109: SAUL DIES, JUST AS FORETOLD

    10/22/2020 6:12:17 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 8 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . . . .. .SAUL DIES JUST ASSAMUEL FORETOLD . .. . 1st. . S A M U E L . . 3 1 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd – the complete text is in your BibleORTO READ 1ST SAMUEL 31 IN FULL, Click HereTO HEAR MAX McLEAN READING IT, Click HereTO HEAR A DRAMATIZATION OF IT, Click HereTO WATCH AN OVERVIEW OF 1ST SAMUEL , Click Here . .1 0 1 0 . . B. C. . . 1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; the Israelites fled before them, and many fell dead. 2 The Philistines were...
  • The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans

    10/22/2020 3:49:26 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    NewAdvent.org ^ | 120 AD | Ignatius of Antioch
    Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which has obtained mercy, through the majesty of the Most High Father, and Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son; the Church which is beloved and enlightened by the will of Him that wills all things which are according to the love of Jesus Christ our God, which also presides in the place of the region of the Romans, worthy of God, worthy of honour, worthy of the highest happiness, worthy of praise, worthy of obtaining her every desire, worthy of being deemed holy, and which presides over love, is named from Christ,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-22-2020, Memorial of Saint John Paul II, pope

    10/22/2020 3:30:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 22 October 2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    October 22 2020 Memorial of Saint John Paul II, pope Twenty-ninth Thursday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 476 Reading 1 EPH 3:14-21 Brothers and sisters: I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that he may grant you in accord with the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height...
  • The Spirit of Antichrist in 2020

    10/21/2020 10:46:43 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    rev310 ^ | 10/20/20 | Randy Nettles & Pete Garcia
    Well, it is not often that I would openly agree with the Chinese Zodiac, but 2020 certainly has been the Year of the Rat. There are certain years that have stood out in human history as being the worst years on record. Certainly, the year of Noah’s Flood (1656 Anno Mundi) should take the record as THE worst year. However, if you were a Creation-denying, godless heathen, you would probably relegate that honor to the year 536AD. In recent history, we have the years 1918 (Spanish Flu outbreak), 1929 (Great Depression), and 2001 (9/11) as coming in the top ten...
  • Why Was the Reformation Necessary?

    10/21/2020 7:48:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/19/2020 | W. Robert Godfrey
    The church is always in need of reform. Even in the New Testament, we see Jesus rebuking Peter, and we see Paul correcting the Corinthians. Since Christians are always sinners, the church will always need reform. The question for us, however, is when does the need become an absolute necessity? The great Reformers of the sixteenth century concluded that reform was urgent and necessary in their day. In pursuing reform for the church, they rejected two extremes. On the one hand, they rejected those who insisted that the church was essentially sound and needed no fundamental changes. On the other...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #108: FEARFUL SAUL CONSULTS A WITCH

    10/21/2020 5:57:07 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 14 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. .FEARFUL SAULCONSULTS A WITCH . .. . 1st. . S A M U E L . . 2 8 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd – the complete text is in your BibleORTO READ 1ST SAMUEL 28 IN FULL, Click HereTO HEAR MAX McLEAN READING IT, Click HereTO HEAR A DRAMATIZATION OF IT, Click HereTO WATCH AN OVERVIEW OF 1ST SAMUEL , Click Here . .1 0 1 0 . . B. C. . . 3 Now Samuel was dead, and Saul had expelled the mediums and spiritists from the land. 4 The Philistines set up camp at...
  • Epistle of Ignatius of Antioch to the Trallians {Church history}

    10/21/2020 2:17:09 AM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    NewAdvent.org ^ | 112 AD | Ignatius of Antioch
    Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the holy Church which is at Tralles, in Asia, beloved of God, the Father of Jesus Christ, elect, and worthy of God, possessing peace through the flesh, and blood, and passion of Jesus Christ, who is our hope, through our rising again to Him, which also I salute in its fullness, and in the apostolic character, and wish abundance of happiness. Chapter 1. Acknowledgment of their excellence I know that you possess an unblameable and sincere mind in patience, and that not only in present practice, but according to inherent nature, as Polybius...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-21-2020

    10/21/2020 1:59:51 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 21 October 2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    October 21 2020 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time Twenty-ninth Wednesday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 475 Reading 1 EPH 3:2-12 Brothers and sisters: You have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit, namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly earlier. When you read this you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to human beings in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy Apostles and prophets by the Spirit, that...
  • Godly Ingratitude (Bible Thumper caucus)

    10/20/2020 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On
    Faith Presses On ^ | 10/20/2020 | FPO
    “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.” John 6:11 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthian 9:15 Thankfulness towards God is naturally in the heart of those who sincerely love the Lord. Everything good, and good for us, comes from Him, and we’re most especially thankful for giving His...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #107: DAVID, ABIGAIL, AND NABAL THE FOOL

    10/20/2020 6:05:27 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 11 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. .THE FOOL AND HIS WIFE . .. . 1st. . S A M U E L . . 2 5 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd – the complete text is in your BibleORTO READ 1ST SAMUEL 25 IN FULL, Click HereTO HEAR MAX McLEAN READING IT, Click HereTO HEAR A DRAMATIZATION OF IT, Click HereTO WATCH AN OVERVIEW OF 1ST SAMUEL , Click Here . .1 0 1 1 . . B. C. . . 2 A certain man in Carmel had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing. 3 His name was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-20-2020, Memorial of Saint Paul of the Cross, priest

    10/20/2020 2:20:42 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 20 October 2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    October 20 2020 Memorial of Saint Paul of the Cross, priest Twenty-ninth Tuesday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 474 Reading 1 EPH 2:12-22 Brothers and sisters: You were at that time without Christ, alienated from the community of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have become near by the Blood of Christ. For he is our peace, he made both one and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his Flesh, abolishing the law with its commandments and legal...
  • The Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians

    10/20/2020 12:18:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 4 replies
    NewAdvent.org ^ | 150 AD | Ignatius of Antioch
    Greeting Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the [Church] blessed in the grace of God the Father, in Jesus Christ our Saviour, in whom I salute the Church which is at Magnesia, near the Mæander, and wish it abundance of happiness in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ. Chapter 1. Reason of writing the epistle Having been informed of your godly love, so well-ordered, I rejoiced greatly, and determined to commune with you in the faith of Jesus Christ. For as one who has been thought worthy of the most honourable of all names, in those bonds which...
  • Conflans attack: why the Pantin mosque is strongly criticized

    10/19/2020 7:30:56 PM PDT · by xomething · 10 replies
    l'express.fr ^ | 10/19/2020 | Par LEXPRESS.fr
    The Pantin mosque has apologized for broadcasting the video of the father angry with the beheaded professor on Friday. Gérald Darmanin wants it closed. Since the broadcast of a video of the father of the family who wanted the exclusion of Samuel Paty, this professor of history and geography beheaded for showing caricatures of Mohammed in class in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, the mosque of Pantin is under the critics fire. Indeed, the latter posted on her Facebook page the video of the angry student's parent who targets the teacher. She has since expressed regret. This Monday evening, Gérald Darmanin announced that he...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #106: DAVID SPARES SAUL’S LIFE – TWICE!

    10/19/2020 6:08:53 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 9 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . . DAVID SPARES SAUL’S LIFE – TWICE! . .. . 1st. . S A M U E L . . 2 4 . .& . .2 6 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd – the complete text is in your BibleORTO READ 1ST SAMUEL 24 IN FULL, Click HereTO HEAR MAX McLEAN READING IT, Click HereTO HEAR A DRAMATIZATION OF IT, Click HereTO WATCH AN OVERVIEW OF 1ST SAMUEL , Click Here . .1 0 1 1 . . B. C. . . 2 Saul took three thousand able young men from all Israel and set out to look...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-19-2020, Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs

    10/19/2020 3:59:04 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    USCCB/RNAB ^ | 19 October 2020 | USCCB/RNAB
    October 19 2020 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, priests and martyrs, and their companions, martyrs Twenty-ninth Monday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 473 Reading 1 EPH 2:1-10 Brothers and sisters:You were dead in your transgressions and sinsin which you once lived following the age of this world,following the ruler of the power of the air,the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient.All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh,following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses,and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest.But God, who is...
  • Christians in Indonesia Seek Assurance of Their Constitutional Rights

    10/19/2020 1:33:57 AM PDT · by xomething · 2 replies
    persecution.org ^ | 10/17/2020 | ICC’s Indonesia Correspondent
    (International Christian Concern) – Persecution of Christians in Indonesia continues to occur, despite the statutory system in this country that clearly provides protection for the freedom of every citizen to embrace and worship according to their respective religions. In practice, it is another story. With the emergence of radical Islamic groups and their bold and open persecution of Christians in Indonesia, the Indonesian government itself does not seem to have the courage to take firm action against the brutality of these radicals. The government allegedly allowed these incidents to happen. In fact, in some cases, the government was involved with...
  • Mercy

    10/18/2020 7:38:07 PM PDT · by dsc · 35 replies
    Vanity | 18OCT20 | dsc
    From Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice PORTIA Then must the Jew be merciful. SHYLOCK On what compulsion must I? tell me that. PORTIA The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes: ‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest: it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway; It is...
  • Unlike Any Time Before

    10/18/2020 2:35:43 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    RR ^ | 10/18/20 | Daymond Duck
    One, on Oct. 6, 2020, Pres. Trump tweeted that he has authorized the total declassification (no redactions) of any and all documents related to the Russian Collusion investigation and the Clinton e-mail scandal. It is now clear from handwritten notes of some Obama Administration officials that they knew that the DNC and Hillary Clinton financed this hoax. It is my opinion that the U.S. government should sue Hillary and the DNC to recover the cost of their deliberate scam. Two, concerning lawlessness, on Oct. 9, 2020, U.S. Sec. of State Pompeo said his department has Hillary Clinton’s deleted e-mails, and...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #105: DAVID RUNS FOR HIS LIFE

    10/18/2020 5:47:14 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 48 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2200 BC -- c. 95 AD | by the Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    . .. .DAVID RUNSFOR HIS LIFE . .. . 1st. . S A M U E L . . 2 0 – 2 2 New International Version, emphases added Abrdgd – the complete text is in your BibleORTO READ 1ST SAMUEL 20-22 IN FULL, Click HereTO HEAR MAX McLEAN READING IT, Click HereTO HEAR A DRAMATIZATION OF IT, Click HereTO WATCH AN OVERVIEW OF 1ST SAMUEL , Click Here . .1 0 1 3 – 1 0 1 1 . . B. C. . . . .1 Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked,...
  • Epistle of Ignatius of Antioch to the Ephesians {Church history}

    10/18/2020 2:45:12 AM PDT · by Cronos · 3 replies
    NewAdvent.org ^ | 117 AD | Saint Ignatius
    Greeting Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which is at Ephesus, in Asia, deservedly most happy, being blessed in the greatness and fullness of God the Father, and predestinated before the ages of time, that it should be always for an enduring and unchangeable glory, being united and elected through the true passion by the will of the Father, and Jesus Christ, our God: Abundant happiness through Jesus Christ, and His undefiled grace. Chapter 1. Praise of the Ephesians I have become acquainted with your name, much-beloved in God, which you have acquired by the habit of...