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  • Is Emmanuel Macron the Antichrist?

    07/24/2017 9:29:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    RR ^ | 7/17/17 | Todd Strandberg
    Several of the people who contribute articles to Rapture Ready have addressed the possibility of Emmanuel Macron being the Antichrist. Most have approached the subject with a good bit of caution. Because the Antichrist comes to power after the Rapture, we, as the bride of Christ, cannot be certain of his identity. The Antichrist will be a man of such incredible charm and charisma, students of Bible prophecy may be able to place high odds on him being the man who will rule the whole world. The Tribulation starts with the Antichrist confirming a peace agreement between Israel and its...
  • Is Pope Francis the Antichrist?

    07/24/2017 9:28:32 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 39 replies
    RR ^ | 7/24/17 | Todd Strandberg
    Pope Francis has all the qualifications to be the False Prophet. He hasn’t yet called for a one world religion, but he is nearly there by stressing interfaith unity when he says, “We are all children of God.” Francis gives homosexuals a free pass by saying, “Who am I to judge?” He is clearly the type of man who would be for in favor of a movement to join together all of the world’s faiths. The biggest factor against Pope Francis fulfilling the Bible’s prophecies about the False Prophet is his age. If the seven-year Tribulation started today, the Pope...
  • Jesus Shrugged

    07/24/2017 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 20, 2017 | Addison Del Mastro
    We’ve all heard of the idea of a general worker’s strike. In her tome Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand posed a provocative question. What if, in response to an increasingly overbearing regulatory state, the entrepreneurs of America decided to go on strike? The resulting 1000 pages, if you can get through them, constitute one of the most creative, if overwrought, dystopias ever envisioned. Society’s producers quietly disappear, enclosed in their own hidden capitalist utopia, while innovation grinds to a halt, intellectual property languishes, and overconfident, arrogant bureaucrats run world-class factories into the ground. When all’s said and done, all that was...
  • AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL - July 24, 2017 - [Prayer]

    07/24/2017 1:49:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 22 replies
    Prayer Intecessors ^ | July 24, 2017 | UMCRevMom
    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.
  • Amir Tsarfati: Beware of Deception and Confusion Regarding the Temple Mount Tensions (July 23)

    07/23/2017 8:00:14 PM PDT · by firebrand · 14 replies
    Behold Israel ^ | July 23, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    A very important short message from Amir regarding false news statement on the Temple Mount situation. You can only see if you register with Facebook, I believe. I hope it will be up on YouTube later.
  • Hungary's Leader: EU and Soros Seek to "Muslimize" Europe

    07/23/2017 4:46:26 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/22/17 | Pablo Gorondi
    European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a "new, mixed, Muslimized Europe," Hungary's anti-migration prime minister said Saturday. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said during a visit to Romania that Hungary's border fences, supported by other Central European countries, will block the EU-Soros effort to increase Muslim migration into Europe. While Hungary opposed taking in migrants "who could change the country's cultural identity," Orban said under his leadership, Hungary would remain a place where "Western European Christians will always be able to find security." Orban, who will seek a fourth term in April 2018, said Hungary's opposition parties...
  • Tory Cabinet Minister Piles Pressure on Religious Leaders to Let Gay Couples Marry in Church [UK]

    07/23/2017 4:40:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 7/23/17 | Ben Glaze
    Justine Greening urged faith chiefs to “keep up” with 21st Century attitudes as the Tories unveiled a string of measures to boost LGBT rightsA senior Cabinet Minister piled pressure on religious leaders today to let gay couples marry in church. Equalities Minister Justine Greening urged faith chiefs to “keep up” with 21st Century attitudes. She was speaking ahead of Thursday’s 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of gay relationships. The Government today unveiled a crackdown on homophobic playground bullying, including kids calling each other gay as an insult. Other announcements timed to mark the 1967 Sexual Offences Act’s anniversary include allowing...
  • Chinese Official Says Beijing Will Keep Tight Grip on Church

    07/23/2017 4:33:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Church leaders asked to ensure the 'Sinicisation of religion'The Chinese Communist Party’s top leader in charge of religion has made it clear that Beijing intends to retain a tight grip on the Catholic Church. Yu Zhengsheng, a member of the elite seven-man Politburo Standing Committee and chair of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, told members of the open church community “to ensure that the leadership of the Chinese Catholic Church is held firmly in the hands of those who love the nation and the religion”, reported ucanews.com. Yu spoke to about 100 bishops, priests, nuns and lay leaders at...
  • Islam and Liberalism: Twins Separated at Birth [Daniel 4]

    07/22/2017 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Catholic apologist, Howard Kainz, wrote the following in his insightful article, "Is Islam a Religion?": The egalitarianism of the French Revolution, which led to the Terror; Karl Marx’s movement in 1843-1844 to communism as "true democracy"; Pol Pot’s massive exterminations of people and property in Cambodia during the 1970s to establish "Democratic Kampuchea"; and similar massive "levelings" in the name of democracy, by throwing out the "baby" (individual freedom) with the "bathwater" (social inequalities) do not deserve the title of democracies. And any "democracy" that is dedicated to the destruction of all other democracies, would qualify as a "limiting case"...
  • Islam is an Anti-religion? [Satan's Battle Plan to Defeat Christianity]

    07/22/2017 2:28:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Nonie Darwish gives a westernized definition of "religion" in her polemic against Islam, "Cruel and Usual Punishment", as follows: 1) a religion must be a personal choice; 2) no religion should kill those who leave it; 3) a religion must never order the killing and subjugation of those who do not choose to be its members; 4) a religion must abide by basic human rights. For the last 70 years, the west has been ostensibly tolerant of individual freedom of conscience and human life (note: the exceptions being abortion, euthanasia, Socialism, etc.) Accepting this definition leads one to conclude that...
  • [Catholic Causus] Cardinal Müller Questions Cult of Personality Around Pope Francis

    07/22/2017 11:51:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | July 21, 2017 | Tancred
    Cardinal Müller Questions Cult of Personality Around Pope Francis [Katholisches] "Every Catholic, especially every bishop and every cardinal, has a positive and constructive relationship with the Pope. But this is anything but courtly manners and the groveling of subordinates, against which Pope Francis always spoke." "That means that not everything he does and says is, from the outset, already perfect and unquestionable." "There should be no personal cult and a pope-touching tourism."Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Roman Congregation for the Congregation of the Doctrine and the Faith, no longer in office, on Pope Franziskus, report of the German Press...
  • Amir Tsarfati from Sydney, July 22

    07/21/2017 10:29:17 PM PDT · by firebrand · 5 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube ^ | July 22, 2017 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir brings us up to date on the Temple Mount situation and rising tensions in Israel. Also, some wise words about how to view Bible prophecy and about the tendency to want more information than is given. Beautiful, inspiring, and informative, as always.
  • More Than 60,000 Take Part in Royal Procession in Honor of Romanovs

    07/21/2017 6:57:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 30 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 7/17/17
    In the night of July 16-17, on the anniversary of the killing of the holy Royal Martyrs, the penitential Royal Procession was held in Ekaterinburg from the place of their killing to the place where their remains were hidden, where today stands a monastery in honor of the holy Royal Martyrs, reports the site of the Ekaterinburg Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. The cross procession began immediately after the Divine Liturgy which was celebrated by Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, along with Metropolitans Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan and Kirill of Verkhoturye and Ekaterinburg, and Bishops Benjamin of...
  • Middle Eastern Christians Propose a Safe Haven in Iraq

    07/21/2017 6:43:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 7/15/17 | Angelo Stagnaro
    Representatives of the Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac Christian political parties have produced a position paper which outlines their desire to establish self-governance.In the very land from which Christianity was born, the Faithful have suffered terrible, unspeakable oppression, blatant discrimination, torture and holy martyrdom at the hands of those who reject peace and love. Now, that the failed “ISIL” is in rapid retreat, having unleashed untold suffering on the region and deaths over the past three-years, plans are in the work to keep the remainder of Christians in the region safe from more unsolicited, gratuitous violence. A high-level European Parliament meeting...
  • Ecumenism of Hate: The "Hate" Is All Coming from the Left

    07/21/2017 11:11:52 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 19, 2017 | Unknown
    TRANSCRIPT So the international fallout from the Vatican's hit piece against Trump, America's political conservatives and us, here at Church Militant, continues. Father Antonio Spadaro's bloated and nonsensical article last week made the almost unprecedented move of actually singling out this apostolate as an example of what is wrong in the Church these days. Now, that's rich, coming from a priest who has openly backed ordaining women as priests and is good buddies with practically every lover of the agenda of sodomy in the Church that exists. The essence of his condescending article is that an ecumenical effort has formed...
  • When Jesuits and Popes Dance With the Devil

    07/21/2017 8:06:14 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | July 17, 2017 | Fr. Celatus
    Years ago I was brought in as a priest to a psych ward in a VA hospital to work with a suicidal Vietnam veteran. His family was convinced that the root of his problem was not merely mental but diabolical. After spending some time with the tormented veteran, I agreed that something diabolical was at work. One thing I remember the veteran saying was that he “danced with the devil.” I shudder at the thought! So I prayed the Rosary with him, taught him the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel and enrolled him in the scapular. For a while...
  • A partisan vision at the Vatican? Further thoughts on that Civilta Cattolica essay

    07/21/2017 7:28:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholiic Culture ^ | July 19, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    A week after the appearance of the Spadaro-Figueroa rant against American conservatives, I am still shaking my head with disbelief, wondering how a semi-official Vatican journal could have published such a harshly partisan and grossly misinformed analysis of American politics. I am not alone. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia was characteristically polite but firm in his critique, describing the already infamous Civilta Cattolica essay as “an exercise in dumbing down and inadequately presenting the nature of Catholic/evangelical cooperation on religious freedom and other key issues.” Archbishop Chaput—who has been a prime mover in Catholic-Evangelical cooperation, and thus implicitly a target...
  • Salem witch trial victims are honored in two different communities on the 325th anniversary of...

    07/19/2017 11:02:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 19, 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Salem witch trial victims are honored in two different communities on the 325th anniversary of the tragedy Two communities in Massachusetts where 20 people suspected of witchcraft were put to death in 1692 honored the victims on Wednesday. The ceremonies in Salem and Danvers comes 325 years to the day when Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Susannah Martin, Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Wildes were hanged at a site in Salem known as Proctor's Ledge. It was the first of three mass hangings at the spot. The 20th victim was crushed to death. Salem unveiled a memorial at noon on...
  • Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Islamize One of Europe's Greatest Cathedrals

    07/19/2017 7:17:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 7/18/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * In Islamic symbolism, Córdoba is the lost Caliphate. Political authorities in Córdoba dealt a blow to the Catholic Church's claim of ownership of cathedral by declaring that "religious consecration is not the way to acquire property". But this is how history works, especially in the lands where Christianity and Islam fought hard for dominion. Why are secularists not pressing Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to give Christians back the Hagia Sophia? No one has raised an eyebrow that "Christendom's greatest cathedral has become a mosque". * The Spanish left, governing the region, would like to convert the church into...
  • Step outside the politics and encounter immigrants, (catholic) bishop implores

    07/19/2017 11:17:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    CNA ^ | July 19, 2017 | Matt Hadro
    A U.S. bishop on the border of Mexico hopes his new pastoral letter on migration will turn the hearts of Catholics to encounter their migrant brothers and sisters in a concrete way. “It is first and foremost a reflection on the signs of the times by the light of faith,” Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso told CNA of his new pastoral letter on migration. The letter is not meant to be “simply abstract,” he said, but “has to come down to the daily life and daily realities.” Bishop Seitz’s letter on migration, “Sorrow and Mourning Flee Away,” was released...