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  • Pitbull Makes Surprise Appearance at Local Graduation [Misogynistic Rapper Praised as hero]

    06/04/2014 4:10:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/3/14
    ....The graduates at Doral Academy came to their feet when "Mr. 305" himself, Pitbull, took a break from the world stage to take center stage at the ceremony. While Pitbull didn’t go to college, and hardly made it out of high school, he still soared to success. The popular artist tops many music charts and is internationally known. Pitbull, real name Armando Christian Perez, received an honorary degree from Doral College, which shared a ceremony with Doral Academy. “Because of everybody up here, I am you, you are me,” Pitbull said. “I understand your struggle and I understand what you...
  • The Dreadful Reality of Idolatry...song of Moses pt 7

    They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. And when the Lord saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.(Deuteronomy 32:16-19)Man was made to worship, we were created with a need to adore something greater than we are, to open up our souls, and...
  • New Photo Of Kim & Kanye With South Florida Pastor

    05/26/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    ....The rapper and reality star were ,married by Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. from North Miami, according to the Sun-Sentinel.... Wilkerson runs a ministry out of Trinity Church which has locations in Miami Gardens and North Miami. He calls the couple his friends. On Sunday, CBS4 spoke with some of the church’s members about the big news.... “I want to say congratulations and they’re a role model to the church, “ said Andrew Dumas who also attends the church.
  • Jennifer Lopez to be awarded by [Homosexual] rights organisation

    03/27/2014 1:44:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Zee News ^ | 3/25/14
    Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez will be given the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in April. The honour is given to "artists and media professionals who, through their work, have increased the visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community". One of the reasons Lopez was chosen for the award by the gay rights organisation GLAAD is her role as producer on "The Fosters", a TV series about a lesbian couple raising a family of biological, adopted and foster children.
  • SERIOUS QUESTION: DO CATHOLICS REALLY BELIEVE THIS ABOUT MARY??

    03/19/2014 8:19:20 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 802 replies
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREE I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church 963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the...
  • The People Imagine a Vain Thing...Psalm 2 pt 2

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)Psalm one and Psalm two go together. Psalm one looks at an individual over against the world he lives in. The Individual is separated inwardly, he thinks differently because he has a different source, the Law of God. He meditates on...
  • Consecration—Temporal Equality—Selfishness to Be Overcome—Resurrection—Return to Jackson County...

    12/27/2013 5:07:49 AM PST · by Colofornian · 4 replies
    Lds JournalofDiscourses.com ^ | March 9, 1873 | Lds "apostle" Orson Pratt
    ...But if this people should be brought into bondage, as the Israelites were in ancient days, Zion must be led forth out of bondage, as Israel was at the first. In order to do this God has prophesied that he will raise up a man like unto Moses, who shall lead his people therefrom. Whether that man is now in existence, or whether it is someone yet to be born; or whether it is our present leader who has led us forth into these valleys of the mountains, whether God will grant unto us the great blessing to have his...
  • 'SmithEmphasisMas': Over-the-top renditions of Christmas themes applied to Joseph Smith [Vanity]

    12/22/2013 8:21:46 AM PST · by Colofornian · 36 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2013 | Colofornian
    Definition of SmithEmphasisMas? Over-the-top renditions of Christmas themes applied to Joseph Smith! The most obvious example was the BYU Joseph Smith Nativity scene in 2005 Joseph Smith Nativity [A Virtual 'Merry Smithmas' 'Greeting Card' circa 2005] Here are three additional examples of SmithEmphasisMas: DATE 'SMITHEMPHASISMAS' WHO SAID/PUBLISHED IT/LINK 2011 (Dec. 18) (1) Headline by church-owned newspaper mentions "co-celebrants'" December birthdays: Joseph Smith gets same billing as Jesus Christ: Deseret News (owned by the Mormon Church): Two December Births to celebrate: Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith; (2) The article starts off so that you would think the writer is talking about...
  • The American Idol Electorate: Americans Value Likeability Over Competence

    11/26/2013 5:50:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/26/2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Contrary to the impression that he has so assiduously worked to cultivate, Barack Obama is not a king of either the divine-right or impotent-figurehead variety, but instead the president of a republic. Having grown up in a country that still boasts the last vestiges of a once-potent monarchy, I am reasonably familiar with the role that incumbent sovereigns play in the world’s most popular constitutional arrangement, and aware too of what it takes for a modern potentate to be regarded as a success. In modern Britain, the Queen’s likeability and personality help her no end, whereas her political talent and...
  • Michelle Obama: ‘We Want to Honor and Embrace All…Faith Traditions’

    11/06/2013 4:24:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 6, 2013 - 6:08 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    At a White House Diwali celebration on Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama said that she and her husband wanted to celebrate all the faith and culture traditions “that make us who we are as Americans.” Even as she was saying this, there were 200 plaintiffs pursuing 77 lawsuits asking federal courts to protect their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion from a regulation issued by the administration under Obamacare that requires health insurance plans to cover sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs and devices. …
  • Idolatry of the Poor.

    09/29/2013 5:18:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Orthometer ^ | 9/29/2013 | FR. ERIK RICHTSTEIG
    The Gospel reading this weekend is the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man from the Gospel according to Saint Luke. I suspect that throughout the world many homilies and sermons ended up saying something to the effect of, “Rich people bad. Poor people good.” This like all heresies is the result of a gross simplification of the Gospel, a deliberate misreading of the message of Jesus, and an imposition of a foreign ideology. The sin of the unnamed rich man was not that he had wealth. Rather it was that he did not pay attention to Moses and the...
  • American Idolatry

    09/06/2013 8:04:50 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 3 replies
    Touchstone ^ | Sept. 2013 | Allen Carlson
    In his 1835 book Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that for Americans, "equality is their idol." Among such a democratic people, he reports, "there are certain epochs at which the passion they entertain for it swells to the height of fury." They prefer equality in freedom, he noted, but if "they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery." Even barbarism, servitude, and poverty are acceptable offerings to "this irresistible passion." The same-sex marriage debate might have focused on the purpose of sexuality, or the nature of homosexuality, or the etiology of marriage. Instead, the dominant...
  • Obama leaves the bubble and hits the road

    08/25/2013 10:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2013 12:28 PM EDT | Julie Pace
    It’s the curse—or maybe the blessing—of living in a place that doesn’t make or break presidential elections: The president and those running for the job just don’t come around very often. So President Barack Obama’s two-day bus tour this week through swaths of western and central New York, a state that reliably backs Democrats in presidential elections, set the region abuzz. … Bus tours have long been standard fare in presidential campaigns. But Obama has occasionally hit the open road outside of the campaign cycles, boarding his black Secret Service-approved motor coach in search of an escape from the insular...
  • Victimidation and Idolatry, or Where Modern Liberalism Went Wrong

    08/19/2013 1:21:12 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 7 replies
    8/19/2013 | me
    I've got what I believe to be a spiritual insight into the "victimidation" phenomenon which is behind a lot of modern American political liberals' folly. I share it for discussion and refinement. I'd like to go into what I believe is the history here. Liberalism as we know it today began as a movement within Christianity to pay special attention to its call (and the call of the Judaic faith that led up to it) to raise up people who were down and out. At that time there was still a robust faith in God, and that He would glorify...
  • Is That Occupy Portland Dancing Around a Golden Calf on May Day?

    05/07/2013 9:31:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Blaze ^ | Ericka Ritz
    Dan Sandini at Daylight Disinfectant recently posted video from the “May Day” protests in Portland, Oregon, and one of them alarmingly shows a group of young individuals dancing around a golden calf. Sandini’s description of the video reads: Warning: Video can not be “unseen.” ”It is useless to resist it,” or so go the lyrics. On May 1 2013, Occupy Portland dragged an idol of a Golden Bull down to O’Bryant Square. Dressed as Egyptian belly dancers they then proceeded to sing and dance about it. You just can’t make this stuff up folks. About three minutes 34 seconds of...
  • What Earth Day and Gay Marriage Have in Common...

    (They)… changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.(Romans 1:25)The apostle Paul described the degeneration of Ancient society in a way that is prophetic of what we see happening in the decay of our own formerly Judeo Christian world. The downward trajectory goes like this, * The refusal to acknowledge God as creator…(Secularism) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is...
  • Oath-taking Meeting of Young People Held

    04/10/2013 10:58:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- An oath-taking meeting of young people took place before the statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill Wednesday. They vowed to uphold the leadership of the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un with loyalty, true to the behests of the great Generalissimos. Laid before the statues were a floral basket in the name of the participants in the meeting and flowers. Jon Yong Nam, chairman of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, read out a letter of pledge. Thanks to the pure loyalty and...
  • Saudi Refuses $4 Million for Sacred Stone

    11/21/2012 3:49:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, November 11, 2012
    A Saudi man on a hunting trip in the rugged mountains near the border with Yemen stumbled across a little dark stone, which he instantly recognized as that mentioned in the holy Koran. A year later, he was offered $four million for the stone but he refused. Saleh Musfer Al Gamdi said the stone, which carries drawings of birds and elephants, weighs 131 gm, exactly the same number of words in the Koran verse that mentioned the stone-- “Surat Al Fil (elephant).” According to that verse, God the Almighty sent Ababil birds to throw Sejil stones (pebbles of hell) to...
  • Wisdom Cries Out...The DNC (All gods, but One)

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?(Proverbs 1:20-22) I believe that the Wisdom of God cries out to us through current events, though most just pass by paying no heed to what the Spirit is saying . Of course the Scriptures are full of the revealed Wisdom of God, and the clearest revelation of it...
  • The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark (barf alert)

    09/03/2012 8:22:18 PM PDT · by bronxville · 22 replies
    amazon.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Mark F. Bozzuti-Jones
    Publication date: March 20, 2012 "The Gospel of Barack Hussein Obama According to Mark" is designed to initiate the reader into a meditation on what it means to be human, what it means to be a manifestation of God, and how Barack Obama is a unique and important manifestation of God’s desire for human flourishing. In a blend of words from his public speeches, imagined conversation, and fictional situations, the book highlights Obama’s real stance on social justice and, in particular, economic and political empowerment. It juxtaposes ancient Biblical form and contemporary reality, challenging the reader to see and seek...
  • Do Sports Fanatics Go to Heaven?

    08/20/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 14 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 20, 2012 | JP
    ESPN makes great commercials. It has been that way since it first launched its “This is SportsCenter” ad campaign back in 1995. Nearly 400 commercials later, the campaign rocks on with its wry send-ups of famous athletes (usually hanging out at the ESPN offices in Bristol, Connecticut), its comical use of team mascots, and its amusing storylines involving rapid sports fans. But a recent ESPN commercial is anything but wry or comical or amusing. It shows the actual graves of truly die hard sports fans whose headstones pay homage not to their Creator, but to their favorite sports teams. Such...
  • Artist paints over Paterno's halo on Pa. mural

    07/15/2012 2:41:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 20 replies
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal. Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim.
  • You are Invited to Occupy the Job-Killing, Wealth-Robbing EPA Mafia

    03/31/2012 4:16:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2012 | John Ransom
    Regular readers have been able to follow along as I chronicle the 17,384-employee wrecking crew that is the EPA. This week the racket put the coal industry out of business, helped raise electricty prices for everyone, and did it all for the low, low price of $9,000,000,000 per year. Underpinning the confidence game is deceptive science that manufactures evidence of climate change/global warming by pointing out people's natural curosity about natural weather events.          A New York Times story that ran in the Environment section on March 28, 2012 is a textbook example of all that is wrong with the supposed “scientific” method liberals are employing to...
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Did the hand of God filch the heart of O'Toole?

    03/07/2012 5:17:38 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 12 replies
    Popular Culture Through a Biblical Lens ^ | March 7, 2012 | Ellen Makkai
    Did God enlist some creep to steal a religious relic? It wouldn’t be the first time the Almighty used an infidel to do his bidding. Pagan Cyrus of Persia released long-enslaved Jews, enabling them to return to Jerusalem in 537 BC. The preserved 834 year-old heart of St. Laurence O’Toole (AD 1128-1180) disappeared Saturday from Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland and one has to wonder if God’s sovereignty was at work behind the scenes of that seemingly dastardly act. The Almighty is known for His slash-and-burn attitude toward icons and idols, knowing that such lifeless items steal the affections,...
  • President Obama Invited to Sing on American Idol (Hussein worship on Fox Network show)

    01/30/2012 4:54:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 28 replies
    411mania.com ^ | 1/28/12 | L Csonka
    Seriously… - American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was impressed with President Obama's short version of the Al Green tune "Let's Stay Together." So much so that he Tweeted the President and invited him to come perform on the show, stating the following… "@BarackObama we loved your vocal performance so much we'd love to invite you on to #AmericanIdol this Season for a duet with Al Green."
  • Pope highlights Mary's role as 'woman of the apocalypse'

    12/27/2011 8:24:19 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 697 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/28/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Rome, Italy, Dec 8, 2011 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI reflected on the biblical description of a “woman clothed with the sun” in his remarks at Rome's Spanish Steps on the 2011 Feast of the Immaculate Conception. “What is the meaning of this image? It represents the Church and Our Lady at the same time,” the Pope told the crowd assembled before the nearby statue commemorating the 1854 definition of Mary's Immaculate Conception. “Before all, the 'woman' of the apocalypse is Mary herself.” The 12th chapter of the Biblical Apocalypse – also known as the Book of...
  • Air Force Academy Backtracks on Christmas Toy Drive Because It’s Too Christian

    11/04/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov.4, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The U.S. Air Force Academy has pulled out of a Christian-sponsored children’s toy drive after commanders were accused of religious intolerance. Mikey Weinstein, an academy graduate who runs the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said the academy’s participation in Operation Christmas Child is inappropriate because of its evangelical Christian roots. Operation Christmas Child is sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, headed by Franklin Graham — the son of evangelist Billy Graham. It packs toys and other items into shoe boxes and sends them to needy children around the world, along with a Christian message in each gift. “This is arrogance beyond measure,” Weinstein...
  • Gillibrand bill encourages LGBT adoption (cuts of federal $$$ to entities that won't let them adopt)

    10/31/2011 6:39:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    For the first time in Senate history, a bill has been introduced to encourage agencies not to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to adopt. “As more and more LGBT couples are getting married and starting families, we have a great opportunity to place children without a family into happy homes,” said Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat and lead sponsor of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Monday at the Huffington Post. The past year has seen many moves toward gay equality, and “the momentum is there to build on our progress,” she said,...
  • Who Is a True Jew?

    10/19/2011 2:40:04 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 168 replies · 1+ views
    BibleProphecyBlog.com ^ | October 19, 2011 | Dr. Tony Garland
    Q. In the Old Testament, the terms "Israel," "Jacob," and "Jew" all seem to clearly be applied to the grandson of Abraham, the son of Isaac, the man Jacob and his physical descendants (Gen. 32:28; 35:10). But in the New Testament, the terms "Israel" and "Jew" are used in passages which are more difficult to understand which some interpret as teaching that faithful Gentiles are described as "Israel" or "true Jews" (e.g., Rom. 2:28-29; 9:4; Gal. 6:16). Can you shed some light on this? A. I believe that much of the confusion concerning the use of the term “Israel” in...
  • Sen. Diane Feinstein: Government = God

    12/15/2009 9:00:33 PM PST · by freedomyes · 23 replies · 1,018+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    She states that it is the government that dictates to the populace what is moral and what is immoral. Therefore, grassroots must bow down to the governmental altar, giving honor to politicians who scribe the holy writ of society.
  • Sarah Palin: Did she save the Republican Party?

    09/09/2011 8:15:24 AM PDT · by techno · 54 replies
    September 9, 2011 | techno
    One of the most important articles ever written about Sarah Palin was by Paul Goldman, a Democratic political strategist and former chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party,in September 2010, about 6 weeks before the 2010 midterm election. This article was originally posted at FR and at the WAPO: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2590825/posts http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/16/AR20100901606348.html In the article Goldman claims there is a good possibility that Sarah Palin has saved the Republican party (from extinction)by not going the third party route (via the Tea party) and in Goldman's words "to allow Republican anger to boil, yet not boil over." And then Goldman reflects on the...
  • Are pictures of Christ OK? (Reformed Christian Caucus)

    03/03/2011 4:14:23 PM PST · by Gamecock · 74 replies
    Question: A previous answer on the Q&A page stated, in part, "The Second Commandment forbids the making of images in order to worship them." Does that mean it is OK to have images of God or Christ so long as we do not worship them? Answer: Your question concerning the second commandment is appropriate. It is quite common to fail to recognize the clear distinction between the first and the second commandments. It is the first commandment that forbids the worship of any other than the true God. It is concerned, in other words, with whom we worship. But the...
  • "St. John of Damascus Critique of Islam" (“the heresy of the Ishmaelites”)

    12/07/2010 9:33:16 PM PST · by bronxville · 17 replies · 1+ views
    St. John of Damascuss Critique of Islam Webmaster note: The following passage is from Saint John’s monumental work, the Fount of Knowledge, part two entitled Heresies in Epitome: How They Began and Whence They Drew Their Origin. It is usually just cited as Heresies. The translator’s introduction points out that Fount of Knowledge is one of the most “important single works produced in the Greek patristic period,…offering as it does an extensive and lucid synthesis of the Greek theological science of the whole period. It is the first great Summa of theology to appear in either the East or the...
  • Thou Shall Not Have Any American Idols? Christian 'Idols' Take Center Stage

    02/05/2011 9:34:21 AM PST · by wmfights · 19 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 04 2011 | Eryn Sun
    It was all sunshine and smiles last night on American Idol, maybe not so much for the judges who witnessed the many, many lemons of Los Angeles, except for two quirky and sweet brothers from the Redlands. Holding up two tickets to Hollywood, Aaron, 27, and Mark Gutierrez, 28, gleefully ran out of the audition room that much closer to becoming the next idol or idols, in this case – but not the blacklisted Bible kind. The extroverts grew up singing in church “from the womb” and are better known for being members of the GB5, a Christian harmony group...
  • Idolatry in the ELCA: Christ Sophia Mass

    02/03/2011 8:08:29 AM PST · by rhema · 19 replies
    Exposing the ELCA ^ | 02/01/2011
    The ELCA has placed their opinion over God’s Word. The denomination's actions and teachings show us that they place their own authority over God’s authority. They have made themselves god and that is idolatry. Not surprisingly this isn’t the only form of idolatry happening in the ELCA. ELCA church Ebenezer Lutheran, otherwise knows as herchurch, in San Francisco posted highlights from their Christ Sophia Mass in 2009 on youtube. Pastor Stacy Boorn opens the service this way, “Welcome to the Christ Sophia mass, the incarnation of she who is all wisdom. . .” At the 2:33 minute mark of the...
  • Jerusalem, Mother of Harlots

    12/31/2010 9:03:44 PM PST · by topcat54 · 98 replies
    American Vision ^ | December 31, 2010 | Joel McDurmon
    By | Published: Jesus told his listeners, “The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof” (Matt. 21:43). For many people, this verse provides the heart of “replacement theology”—the idea that the Christian Church has replaced the old physical nation of Israel as God’s chosen people and priestly nation (1 Pet. 2:9–10, et al). Without requiring the use of the label “replacement,” this is essentially what the verse teaches. It does not mean that Jewish people can never again taste of God’s grace, it simply means that the Old Jewish...
  • Was Mary Sinless?

    12/05/2010 6:14:57 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 3,412 replies · 1+ views
    The Aristophrenium ^ | 12/05/2010 | " Fisher"
    ............The Historical Evidence The Roman Catholic Church claims that this doctrine, like all of their other distinctive doctrines, has the “unanimous consent of the Fathers” (contra unanimen consensum Patrum).[10] They argue that what they teach concerning the Immaculate Conception has been the historic belief of the Christian Church since the very beginning. As Ineffabilis Deus puts it, The Catholic Church, directed by the Holy Spirit of God… has ever held as divinely revealed and as contained in the deposit of heavenly revelation this doctrine concerning the original innocence of the august Virgin… and thus has never ceased to explain, to...
  • There are No Pictures of Jesus, Only Pictures of Ed.

    11/18/2010 4:14:21 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 24 replies
    www.caffeinatedtheology.com ^ | 11/18/2010 | David Shedlock
    Shane Vander Hart just posted an essay on depictions alleging to be of Jesus, asking if they are idolatry. But that is not the only question that should be asked. Another question relates to the ninth commandment: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness. So that I do not have to keep using the words "purported", "alleged" or "supposed" pictures of Jesus, let me say up front that I don't believe there are pictures of Jesus: whether paintings, children's drawings, movies, or statues. We simply have no idea what Jesus looked like. Oh, I suppose we assume he has a...
  • Suicide - The Murder of Oneself

    08/07/2010 8:36:45 PM PDT · by TwoLegsGood · 71 replies · 1+ views
    By: Dr. Sam Vaknin ^ | 2009 | By: Dr. Sam Vaknin
    Those who believe in the finality of death (i.e., that there is no after-life) – they are the ones who advocate suicide and regard it as a matter of personal choice. On the other hand, those who firmly believe in some form of existence after corporeal death – they condemn suicide and judge it to be a major sin. Yet, rationally, the situation should have been reversed: it should have been easier for someone who believed in continuity after death to terminate this phase of existence on the way to the next. Those who faced void, finality, non-existence, vanishing –...
  • The future of the United Methodist Church is at stake (Heresies-R-Us)

    07/21/2010 10:07:54 PM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Methodist Thinker ^ | 16 July 10 | Riley Case
    The following commentary is by Riley B. Case, associate executive director of the Confessing Movement Within the United Methodist Church.Dr. Riley B. Case Dr. Case served many years as a pastor and district superintendent in the UMC’s North Indiana Conference (now the Indiana Conference). He has been a delegate to five UM General Conferences. (Links below have been added by MethodistThinker.com.) — Ed.– I was speaking with a fellow pastor several years ago and inquired whether he and his church might be interested in Good News magazine. He replied “no” because people in his congregation were upset enough with...
  • (Satire) Barack Loves Me, This I Know

    05/21/2010 9:08:24 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 8 replies · 353+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 5-22-2010 | grey_whiskers
    1. Barack loves me! This I know, For CNN tells me so Muslims all to him belong He is weak and they are strong (Refrain): Yes, Barack Loves Me! Yes, Barack Loves Me! Yes, Barack Loves Me! CNN tells me so. 2. Barack loves me! This I know, as he came from Chicago Let him come take all your cares Rev'rend Wright and William Ayers (Refrain) 3. Barack loves me still today despite rumors he is gay Is Michelle his wife or beard? And you thought "birthers" were weird! (Refrain) 4. Dear Barack, we love you now As to foreign...
  • Atheists are believers who hate God, says Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen

    04/01/2010 9:48:35 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies · 1,057+ views
    news. ^ | April 02, 2010 | # Miles Godfrey
    RELIGIOUS leaders have used their Easter sermons and messages to condemn the rise of atheism, with Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen describing the philosophy as an "assault on God". A day after Sydney Catholic Archbishop Cardinal George Pell criticised non-believers, Dr Jensen said in his Good Friday sermon at Sydney's St Andrew's Cathedral that atheism was a form idolatry. "As we can see by the sheer passion and virulence of the atheist - they seem to hate the Christian God - we are not dealing here with cool philosophy up against faith without a brain," Dr Jensen told worshippers. "Atheism...
  • Indonesians Call for Destruction of Obama Statue

    01/26/2010 11:36:28 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 375+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 26 Jan 10 | EC
    It seems that some people in Indonesia aren't so happy about the new statue depicting Barack Obamain their country. Are they disgusted with the false idolatry of a man who's done pretty much nothing? Or are they just mad because they haven't gotten a stimulus check yet?
  • "Make Us Gods Who Will Go Before Us"

    12/06/2009 7:41:58 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 6 replies · 448+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | December 6, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    As Americans, there is a disconnect between our professed regard for liberty and this tendency to seek for ourselves gods among men. On the surface, we love to wrap ourselves in the rhetoric of equality, freedom, and the populist sentiments underlying representative government. On the other, we crave, demand, and ultimately crown royalty. A friend recently told me in reference to President Obama, “The way he speaks, you can just tell he’s intelligent. He’s so intelligent. And you want that in your president, someone intelligent.” The unspoken implication which I find echoed in criticisms of Sarah Palin is we want...
  • Obama, Serving Idolatry To The Nation

    11/21/2009 1:00:04 PM PST · by Armaggedon · 32 replies · 1,302+ views
    Obama is all about idol worship. He has a slew of idols he bows down to and prays before. Obama believes if an idol is good enough for him, it is also good enough for our entire nation. He is forcing his idols down the throats of all Americans, come hell or high water. God took the Children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage. Egypt was a nation dedicate to idolatry and was the first Kingdom mentioned in Revelation 17:10. "And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet coms." Egypt was...
  • Italian scientist reproduces Shroud of Turin

    10/05/2009 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 591 replies · 8,332+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5 Oct 2009 | Philip Pullella
    An Italian scientist says he has reproduced the Shroud of Turin, a feat that he says proves definitively that the linen some Christians revere as Jesus Christ's burial cloth is a medieval fake. The shroud, measuring 14 feet, 4 inches by 3 feet, 7 inches bears the image, eerily reversed like a photographic negative, of a crucified man some believers say is Christ. "We have shown that is possible to reproduce something which has the same characteristics as the Shroud," Luigi Garlaschelli, who is due to illustrate the results at a conference on the para-normal this weekend in northern Italy,...
  • Confirmed: Kids' Praising Obama an Official Public School Activity (That Creepy Singing Video)

    09/24/2009 10:38:12 AM PDT · by kristinn · 85 replies · 5,322+ views
    Exurban League ^ | Thursday, September 24, 2009 | Jon
    An important update about the creepy video we posted yesterday. The Burlington Township School District, to which B. Bernice Youngs Elementary School belongs, posted the following Letter to Parents this morning. Dear Burlington Township Families: Today we became aware of a video that was placed on the internet which has been reported in the media. The video is of a class of students singing a song about President Obama. The activity took place during Black History Month in 2009, which is recognized each February to honor the contributions of African Americans to our country. Our curriculum studies, honors and recognizes...
  • Obama Reaches Out to Religious on Immigration

    08/18/2009 8:21:04 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies · 1,004+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | 08.17, 2009 | newsmax
    WASHINGTON -- The White House plans to host a discussion on immigration on Thursday with advocates, faith-based groups, businesses and law enforcement officials. An administration official says that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the discussion. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting is not public. Last week President Barack Obama said immigration reform is important but that other priorities such as his health care overhaul and financial regulation are going to come first. Obama said he expects to see draft legislation for an immigration overhaul by the end of the year, with changing the system...
  • What Exactly Is Idolatry?

    08/02/2009 1:00:58 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 13 replies · 947+ views
    TheCypresstimes.com ^ | 08/02/2009 | Lori Laws
    What does it mean to be an idolater? Idolatry may seem like a sin that modern people do not commit. But idolatry is not just bowing down to idols; it is trusting in what one has made, and therefore, in one’s own power as creator or sustainer. If we say we worship God but put our trust in bank accounts, homes, businesses, and organizations, then we are idolaters “Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result,...