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  • His Holiness Patriarch Kirill receives delegation of Anglican Church in North America

    08/26/2015 10:04:24 PM PDT · by NRx · 6 replies
    ROC ^ | 08-25-2015 | Russian Orthodox Church
    ...Greeting the delegation of the Anglican Church in North America, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill noted the difficulty of the situation in which this denomination had been established six years ago. “At the time your Church was undergoing a very difficult period in her history, which required from believers fortitude and the ability to resist great temptations,” His Holiness said. “It is my firm belief that in the course of her history, the Church faces challenges which she must overcome with all her courage,” he continued, “There are two models of behavior of the Church and Christians. The first one implies...
  • Trump on His Favorite Bible Verse: ‘That’s Personal’

    08/26/2015 6:12:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/26/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect,” host Mark Halperin and John Heilemann asked Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump what his favorite Bible verse is.Trump has said many times on the campaign trail the Bible is his favorite book.Heilemann asked, “You mentioned the Bible and talked about how it was your favorite book and you said, I think last night on in Iowa, some people are surprised you say that. I am wondering what one or two of your most favorite Bible verses are and why?”Trump answered, “I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very...
  • Church of Christ verses Baptist Debate: IS FAITH A SYNECDOCHE?

    08/24/2015 8:10:50 PM PDT · by damonw · 47 replies
    How2BecomeAChristian Apologetics ^ | 1-23-15 | Damon Whitsell
    I am posting only an excerpt here because this written debate is pretty long. Read the excerpts to find out what a Synecdoche is if you do not already know. I am the baptist in the debate and think I won hands down because the CoC guy could not even prove that verbs can be synecdoches, but I did finish weakly. I am posting this to FR because in my research I found this to be the only debate on the subject even though the argument is often used by more advanced CoC debaters. Here is opening clips of my...
  • Luther Will Have a Square in the Middle of Rome

    08/24/2015 6:08:28 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 132 replies
    The city approves an initiative to honour the Reformer that challenged the ‘capital of Catholicism’ five centuries ago. Politicians waited for the approbation of Vatican authorities.Rome will have its own ‘Piazza Martin Lutero’ in the centre of the city. The Italian capital approved an initiative proposed by the Union of the Seventh Day Adventist Churches back in 2009. Vatican authorities have not opposed the project, evangelical sources said. “Next September 16 at 17.00, will take place the naming of a square in Rome to the German reformer Martin Luther, close to the Colosseum”, Stefano Bogliolo, board member of the Italian...
  • ARE THERE REALLY 38,000 DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS? by Damon Whitsell

    08/24/2015 11:58:39 AM PDT · by damonw · 51 replies
    THE WORD on the Word of Faith ^ | 08/22-15 | Damon Whitsell
    *******THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT LINKS EMBEDDED IN THE POST. ARE THERE REALLY 38,000 DIFFERENT DENOMINATIONS? by Damon Whitsell Is Christianity really as divided as some people say it is? Are there really around 38,000 differing denominations? These questions are relevant to the Word of Faith movement because its teachers can be quite anti-denominational at times. And since some in the Word of Faith movement such as Kenneth Copeland and Joel Osteen along with the Pope and many others are calling for Charismatics and the Roman Catholic Church to unite, saying the Protestant protest is over, these questions are really important...
  • Flipping God the Bird (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/24/2015 10:46:32 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    challies.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Tim Challies
    Gestures are funny things. Gestures have no intrinsic meaning, but they do have very important assigned meanings. Here in North America the simple thumbs-up gesture means “well done,” but in some other cultures it carries a meaning that is vulgar and offensive. Or just think of George W. Bush at his 2005 inauguration flashing the “hook ‘em horns” gesture of the Texas Longhorns. Italians were shocked because they use that same gesture to indicate that a man’s wife is cheating on him. The gesture is the same, but it carries a very different meaning. In many places in the world,...
  • Ashley Madison: Faithlessness (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/24/2015 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Reformation21 ^ | Mark Jones
    "... be sure your sin will find you out" (Num. 32:23). Ashley. Madison. Two words that will not be forgotten by millions of people for as long as they live. Divorce lawyers in some cities are not even answering their phones. Computer hackers are being celebrated and vindicated. Millions of men and women are in a state of panic. People are being blackmailed. Josh Dugger is a self-admitted hypocrite. And spouses and children of married couples are about to have their lives ruined. Why? Because almost 39 million people are anonymous members of the "Ashley Madison" website that allows affairs...
  • Missouri Congregation Joins Over 200 Churches Leaving PCUSA Over Homosexuality

    08/21/2015 9:53:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality. First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a Springfield congregation with approximately 1,700 members, voted 493 to 185 on Sunday in favor of disaffiliating with PCUSA. The Rev. Andrew Chaney, senior pastor at First and Calvary, told The Christian Post that his congregation voted following months of consideration. "First and Calvary Presbyterian Church voted to disaffiliate from the PCUSA because it felt that the PCUSA has drifted from its Reformed theological moorings," said Chaney. "Political and theological controversies of the...
  • To Die Is Gain (Protestant/Evangelical/Lutheran Caucus & Devotional)

    08/20/2015 3:55:30 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    The Orthodox Presbyterian Church ^ | August 20 2015 | Peter G. Feenstra
    Daily Devotional ... having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Philippians 1:23 Bible Reading Philippians 1:21–26 Devotional Having a Christian view on life changes how we look at death as well. There are people outside the Christian community who see death as gain. They view death as a release from earthly troubles. Death for them is being able to walk away from present ills out into the unknown, perhaps into nonexistence. That’s why people consider suicide an alternative when they have lost all reason for living. They think that in this way they can...
  • United Church of Canada Sells Fossil Fuel Holdings, Commits $6 Million to Alternative Energy

    08/20/2015 9:01:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Vincent Funaro
    The United Church of Canada plans to invest nearly $6 million into alternative energy sources that it acquired from selling all of its assets in fossil fuels. The denomination views the move as a bold step toward stewarding the gift of creation. "Care for creation and concern for the way that climate is impacting the most marginalized populations made this move an act of justice, of faith, and of solidarity with First Nations and other impacted communities," said Christine Boyle, General Council commissioner of the United Church and a veteran climate advocate, according to the National Advocate. The church will...
  • NOBLE HOUSE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/18/2015 2:18:36 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I AM moving you into Michael's Domain , Your life will never be the same , For from Glory to Glory I will bring you to see, The Truth of My Majesty, So hold onto My virtue for here we go, Straight through Zion's gates and onto the show, Where truly myriads of Angels you shall see, And the fullness of My glory, For few are the eyes that look into, My glory that not even Moses then knew, But now even He you shall find there, Sitting beside Me in his chair, Yet I have reserved a place for...
  • More chance of hearing the Gospel in Africa than Sweden

    08/16/2015 1:48:27 PM PDT · by NRx · 29 replies
    Pastoral Meanderings ^ | 08-16-2015 | Pastor Peters
    Once a solid, vibrant Lutheran stronghold, Scandinavia today is probably the most secularized region of the Western world. Spiritually, Scandinavians have become “the people that dwell in darkness.” Scandinavia is filled with large, beautiful, empty churches. This has not happened by accident. . . It is probably the case today that a randomly selected African has a better chance than a randomly selected Scandinavian of hearing the Gospel clearly preached.  There was a time when every Swede was Lutheran from birth by law, and no other denomination was permitted. The Church of Sweden took to calling itself Den Svenska...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Eight Missing In Iran After House Church Raid

    08/15/2015 12:32:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Bos News ^ | 8/15/15 | Stefan J. Bos
    At least eight people remained missing Saturday, August 15, after Iranian security forces raided a gathering of new Christian converts in the city of Karaj as part of a wider crackdown on house churches in Iran, well-informed Christians told BosNewsLife. As many as 15 plain-clothes officers invaded the house church in Karaj, 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Tehran, during an August 7 worship service. Not all names of those detained during the service were immediately available or shared for security reasons but Mohabat News, an agency of Christians and activists, said believers Esmayeel Fallahi, Nematollah Yousefi, Shahin Bashiri, Mona...
  • Why parishioners are packing heat at one Alabama church [on-site firing range]

    08/15/2015 11:57:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 8/13/15 | Husna Haq
    One Alabama church has a not-so-secret weapon to attract parishioners – guns. The Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Jemison, Ala., turned an unused, overgrown hole behind the church property into a gun range. Originally, the idea was to teach parishioners how to use guns, but the gun range has since grown into a unique ministry, says Pastor Phillip Guin. "In 2014, we were exploring ways to reach out into the community and engage individuals who might never consider the ministry of the church," Mr. Guin told the Christian Science Monitor. "We had a rather large area behind the church...
  • Christianity’s Radical Feminism is Its Ignorance of the Blessed Mother [Catholic/LCMS Caucus]

    08/13/2015 4:36:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Jagged Word ^ | 8/13/15 | Graham Glover
    Later this week the Liturgical calendar for Christians around the world calls for a special observance of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. Roman Catholics will celebrate her Assumption, the Orthodox her Dormition, while Lutherans and Anglicans will recognize, respectively, St. Mary Mother of Our Lord and St. Mary the Virgin.This day is certainly meet, right, and salutary. After the feasts and festivals of our Lord, it is one of the most important Christian holy days of the year. We, followers of Jesus, are wise to set aside this day (and others) as our Lord’s Mother is indeed...
  • Dundee Cathedral Hosts Historic Same-Sex Marriage [Scotland]

    08/10/2015 6:04:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Courier (UK) ^ | 10/8/15 | Jenny Thompson
    A historic moment in the movement to have same-sex marriages recognised in church took place in St Paul’s Cathedral in Dundee. Paul Hastie and Steven Gray were married in Dundee’s registry office, before the first ever service of blessing was held in the cathedral on Saturday. The day was an important one for the Scottish Episcopal Church, which has not yet agreed to solemnise same-sex marriages but is considering changing its rule stating a marriage has to be between “one man and one woman”. Conducting the service, the Very Rev Jeremy Auld said: “Sadly at this point in the law...
  • Christianaudio.com, Rosaria Butterfield, free this month

    08/10/2015 5:38:02 AM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 3 replies
    Christianaudio.com ^ | 2012 | Rosaria Butterfield
    "Earlier this year, I had the privilege of attending the Ligonier National Conference in Orlando, Florida. One of the speakers was Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. She proceeded to give one of the best gospel presentations I have heard. This was more than a change of lesbianism to heterosexuality, but a true Jesus-encountering and life-altering experience marked by total transformation. Her memoir The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert is outstanding and is the free audiobook of the month for August. -Todd Hoyt, eChristian"
  • The Bible And A Belt

    08/08/2015 2:29:54 PM PDT · by knarf · 13 replies
    FB ^ | Joey And Rory
    THIS just in
  • Atheist minister fighting United Church’s effort to fire her

    08/07/2015 6:34:17 PM PDT · by NRx · 18 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 08-05-2015 | Colin Perkel
    An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs. In an interview at her West Hill church, Rev. Gretta Vosper said congregants support her view that how you live is more important than what you believe in. “I don’t believe in...the god called God,” Vosper said. “Using the word gets in the way of sharing what I want to share.” Vosper, 57, who was ordained in 1993 and joined her east-end church in 1997, said the...
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • The Difference a Name Makes

    08/04/2015 2:57:46 PM PDT · by redleghunter · 19 replies
    First Things Magazine ^ | 8/3/2015 | Molly Oshatz
    It’s amazing the difference a name makes. On one day this past week, nearly a hundred endangered elephants were killed and around 3,000 abortions were performed in the United States alone, and we were unfazed—but the killing of Cecil the lion broke our hearts. He wasn’t just any random lion. He was Cecil. Mere lions (along with chickens, cows, lambs, and pigs) are killed, but Cecil was murdered. We love the lion that was named Cecil. We feel as though we knew him. The abortion industry knows very well the difference a name can make. In a recent New Republic...
  • First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem seeks to leave national Presbyterian Church

    08/04/2015 11:05:04 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 77 replies
    The Morning Call (Allentown, PA) ^ | 8/4/2015 | Sarah M. Wojcik
    The largest Presbyterian church in the Lehigh Valley has begun a process that could lead to a split from the most visible national denomination — a move initiated after a survey showed most of its congregants disagree with church positions, including those allowing same-sex marriage and the ordination of gay ministers.
  • Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood for “Doing God’s Work”

    07/31/2015 2:14:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews ^ | Sarah Zagorski Jul 31, 2015
    According to a group of liberal clergy, killing babies in abortions and selling their body parts to the highest bidder is “God’s work.” On July 29, the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board said the undercover videos portraying their executives haggling over the cost of aborted babies’ body parts are simply an attack on health care. Jeffrey Walton from the Institute on Religion and Democracy reports that the board is made up of religious leaders from the United Church of Christ, Episcopal Church and American Baptist Churches as well as clergy from Reformed Jewish and Unitarian Universalist congregations. In a statement...
  • German Protestants Apologise for Reformation Iconoclasm

    07/31/2015 6:22:20 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 55 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 7/27/15 | Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
    The German Protestant Church (EKD) has apologised for the widespread destruction of religious images during the Reformation. “The Protestant Church rejects the destruction of images. Images have long since become an expression of Protestant piety,” Protestant Bishop Petra Bosse-Huber underlined at a meeting of delegations from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the EKD. The clerics met in Hamburg to discuss the word “image” from the Orthodox and Protestant points of view. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and EKD chairman Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm sent greetings and blessings to the Hamburg meeting. Destroying image was most common in the immediate aftermath of the...
  • Mystery reliquary found under America’s first Protestant church

    07/30/2015 2:08:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | July 30, 2015 | Madeleine Teahan
    Historians speculate that early settler leader could have been a Catholic spy Historians have discovered four bodies and a mystery Catholic reliquary under the first English Protestant church in America.In an extraordinary turn of events, graves have been discovered under what used to be the floor of America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia – the church where Pocahontas married the English colonist John Rolfe.The graves include the bodies of Captain William West, who was killed by Indians, Rev Robert Hunt, Jamestown’s first Anglican minister and Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the first English knight buried in America. The grave of...
  • Proselytizing climate change from the church pulpit

    07/27/2015 11:20:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 7/27/15 | Judi McLeod
    The triumvirate imposing man-made global warming on civil society as the 21st century’s top issue may have started at the United Nations, but it picked up steam with President Barack Obama somewhat, then surrealistically moved on to include the Vatican through Pope-Gone-Activist-Francis-Bergoglio. The climate change movement has long dictated what the masses could eat and wear, what they could drive and where they would live. They are now dictating to the masses what religion to practice, and their green religion is not Christianity. The hierarchy of the global warming/climate change movement pay loyal allegiance to the pagan religion of Gaia...
  • Pennsylvania Congregation Pays UMC $100K to Leave Denomination Over Homosexuality Debate

    07/26/2015 6:09:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/26/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A congregation in Pennsylvania has voted overwhelmingly to leave the United Methodist Church over the growing debate that the mainline denomination is having regarding its position on homosexuality. Wesley Church, a congregation in Quarryville that has an average weekly worship attendance of about 650, voted to leave the UMC after months of discernment. Chris Lenhart, associate pastor at Wesley Church, told The Christian Post that leadership for the congregation saw a "considerable chasm forming between what Wesley believed and affirmed about the nature of God's word and what the denomination believed and affirmed about the nature of God's Word. "The...
  • Priest shocks flock by leaving wife for younger man

    07/26/2015 3:34:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/26/15 | Julie Kay and Isabel Vincent
    An Episcopal priest shocked his Queens congregation recently when he left his wife and married someone else — a much younger man. The Rev. Juan Andres Quevedo-Bosch, 59, the archdeacon of Queens and rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Astoria, announced over Facebook last week that he got married in a Los Angeles church. The Cuban-born prelate was pictured on a beach with the caption: “I’m in Miami Beach with my new husband. God is good.” One churchgoer said many parishioners severed ties to the church after Quevedo-Bosch came out as gay at the pulpit a month ago....
  • THE Overcomer's Crown [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/23/2015 12:01:23 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible. The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-23-15 | Jedediah
    I am alabaster in beauty ; the pearl in your crown , The voice of wisdom ; my words never fall to the ground , My majesty surrounds you for my heart you obey , My kingdom goes before you each and every day , There is no other that you serve , Your feet remain steady ; they never swerve , My heart is the path you joyfully anticipate , I AM your inheritance you pant for yet never need to wait , I AM your Shepherd ; your gateway , the pool of mercy you know , My...
  • The LCMS Calls a Post a Post

    07/22/2015 11:08:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    Chronicles ^ | 07-21-2015 | Aaron D. Wol
    If the role of religion in America today is to teach the faithful to bend over and kiss the ring of postmodernity and beg for forgiveness for actually believing something, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod just failed spectacularly, flubbed its lines, and fell off the stage. I, for one, am elated. Tuesday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed the grand faux pas with this somewhat ironic lede: “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recently carried out what various members consider the equivalent of a modern-day heresy trial.” My enthusiasm is, of course, mixed with sadness. The Rev. Dr. Matthew Becker (the hero/victim of the breathlessly...
  • Devotional: The Cornerstone (Protestant Caucus)

    07/22/2015 6:13:00 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 7/22/2015
    The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” (vv. 22–23). - Psalm 118:17–29 Mercy and grace define the Lord’s relationship to His people, and we see that quite clearly when He rescues His people from the discipline that they deserve. Ancient Judah experienced this in the days of King Hezekiah when God used Assyria to discipline His people for their unbelief but then caused the pagan empire to abandon its campaign to conquer Jerusalem (Isa. 7:1–8:10; 36–37). As we consider what it means for the Lord to...
  • A Time for Resistance (Protestant Caucus)

    07/20/2015 8:11:08 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | 06/27/2015 | John Hendryx
    Institutionalizing Sin It is a very interesting time to be alive. By His grace, may God grant us an outpouring of His Holy Spirit in extra measure that we might resist every urge to accommodate to the philosophy of this age or remain silent on the new institutionalization of sin. Make no mistake, the recent Supreme Court ruling on re-defining marriage will have far-reaching ripple effects on every aspect of our society ... and it will require us as Christians to resist by disobeying every law which would force us to compromise the gospel. And while yesterday may have been...
  • Gay Michigan pastor marries partner days after being forced to resign [UMC]

    07/19/2015 7:53:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies
    Kalamazoo Gazette ^ | 7/19/15 | Emily Monacelli
    An openly gay United Methodist pastor said his "I Dos" in front of more than 30 clergy members and 100 guests Friday, days after he was forced to resign for having a partner.The Rev. Benjamin Hutchison married his partner, Monty Hutchison, in a ceremony on the steps of the historic Cass County Courthouse.Hutchison called it a joyous occasion."Walking around the courthouse and seeing all the support, seeing all clergy there gathered standing there saying that they support it, they're not opposed to it, it really was a blessing today."Hutchison, 31, resigned earlier this week from his position as senior pastor...
  • India tolerant? Its Christians beg to differ

    07/19/2015 3:36:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/19/15 | John Allen
    At the level of sweeping stereotypes, most Westerners tend to think of India and its dominant religion, Hinduism, as bastions of tolerance. Ever since the Beatles traveled to an ashram to study meditation, there’s been a chic about Indian spirituality as the ultimate in “all paths lead to the same place.”One might profitably ask Christians in today’s India, however, whether those stereotypes have anything to do with their reality. The answer you’re likely to get is, “Are you kidding?”In truth, India’s small Christian minority has felt under the gun for a long time, and they say things have become considerably...
  • How Many People Died in the Inquisition?

    07/18/2015 11:11:54 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 76 replies
    The Cripplegate ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2015 | Nathan Busenitz
    How Many Protestants Were Killed in the Inquisition? A friend asked me that question earlier this week. And so I thought it might be helpful to share a few thoughts, from a historical perspective. Opinions about how to answer the question vary widely. Some suggest that just a few thousand people were executed during the Inquisition, while others project that there were tens of millions of victims. So how can the estimates be so widely divergent? There seem to be several explanations: 1. First, the imprecise nature of the historical records means that contemporary historians are forced to extrapolate on...
  • BE Encouraged " Rise UP " you ARE Forgiven ! [ Charismatic Caucus]

    07/17/2015 10:23:53 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | Jedediah
    You have been subjected to much scorn and many have bludgeoned you with words of iniquity in hatred spite but I AM here to wipe away the tears and touch your heart with ~ ~ The Winds of Forgiveness ~ ~ you find in ME "THE WORD" ! So come Now and be healed in the washing of My waters for I AM your "T"otal and Complete "YES" of your Redemption and in your surrendering all to Me I shall fill you to Overflowing even Now with My Love, Joy and Forgiveness. . . "NOW COME" Rise UP ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZVjKrmvYYQ&list=RDNZVjKrmvY...
  • Masses are about to come to The LORD [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/15/2015 2:18:33 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Masses are about to come to Me, Not out of catastrophe but willingly, Soon you shall see My spirit pouring out "FREE", A Mountain of Love, Pouring down from above, And all the Earth shall see, My love for all humanity, A Love so Alive and True! And it's headed right at you, So My question to you from Me? Is "ARE YOU" ready for what you are about to see?! ( (( ( MY GLORY ) )) ) Joel 2:28-32Amplified Bible (AMP) 28 And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your...
  • Solzhenitsyn Mourned Bastille Day. So Should All Christians.

    07/14/2015 12:46:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Stream ^ | 7/14/15 | John Zmirak
    >Tuesday, July 14 probably passes without much fanfare in your home, but the date, Bastille Day, marks the beginning of the greatest organized persecution of Christians since the Emperor Diocletian. This day, the beginning of the French Revolution, also planted the seeds for the murderous ideologies of socialism and nationalism that would poison the next two centuries, murdering millions of believers and other innocent civilians. Between them, those two political movements racked up quite a body count: In Death By Government, scholar R. J. Rummel pointed out thatduring the first 88 years of this century, almost 170,000,000 men, women and...
  • GRACE [Charismatic Caucus]

    07/09/2015 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jedediah, Holy Spirit
    I was torn to lament over situations recently so I asked The Lord to explain His Grace to me and I share it for your consideration . . . Grace is sufficient is more than a statement it is an enactment for many in My Creation ask "Why"? When I have given them the gift to (( ( "DECLARE" ) )) ((( "GRACE" ))) ! And so it is with this enlightenment they "IN FACT" carry the KEY to their own Blessings and Grace ! For I AM GRACE ETERNAL and it is in this manner you must speak and...
  • China Cross Demolition Campaign Spreads to Other Dioceses

    07/08/2015 6:13:12 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    UCA News ^ | 7/7/15
    Authorities say church crosses violate policy of 'Sinicization'A Chinese government-led cross demolition campaign has spread from Wenzhou to other dioceses in Zhejiang province with five Catholic churches having their crosses removed last week. The crosses on churches in Songmun, Xinhe, Muyu and Dasi of Taizhou diocese as well as the Xiaoshan Sacred Heart of Jesus Church of Hangzhou diocese were demolished July 2. Authorities said the crosses were removed in order to “Sinicize” the churches, a local source in Taizhou told ucanews.com. “When we asked the officials what means by “Sinicize” the churches, they said they did not know either...
  • Zwingli will have his own movie

    07/06/2015 1:18:13 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 11 replies
    Evangelical Focus ^ | 06 JULY 2015
    The life of Ulrich Zwingli will be brought to the big screens, confirmed C-Films, a company which produced films like “Midnight train to Lisbon.” Many have discovered the Protestant Reformation through films about Martin Luther (especially “Luther”, lead by Joseph Fiennes), but not many other Christians leaders of his age have been portrayed in cinemas. Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) was the most well known Reformer of the Swiss city of Zürich, a focus of the Reformation in the country alongside Calvin’s Geneva. The script is being written by journalist Simone Schmid, who is working on historical material of the Reformed Church...
  • Pro-084 - Prophecy Update, 5 July 2015

    07/05/2015 4:06:20 PM PDT · by sopwith · 2 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgJS5clQZwM ^ | 5 July 2015 | The Superior Word .
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  • METHODIST OFFICIAL: “I NEVER HAVE ASKED JESUS TO DEFINE MARRIAGE”

    07/05/2015 3:42:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies
    First Things ^ | July 4, 2015 | Matthew Schmitz
    One measure of the decline of mainline social justice activism can be found in a recent Facebook exchange between the Methodist civil rights leader Maxie Dunnam and the Methodist civil rights official Bill Mefford. Dunnam was a heroic opponent of Jim Crow as a young pastor in Mississippi and went on to become the president of Asbury Theological Seminary. He also happens to believe in the historic Christian understanding of marriage, so in response to Obergefell v. Hodges, he made the following post on his Facebook wall:To which Mefford, the “Director of Civil and Human Rights” for the United...
  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Attitudes on Same-sex Marriage by Religious Affiliation & Denominational Family (Survey of 40,000

    07/02/2015 4:01:06 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 60 replies
    Public Religion Research Institute ^ | 4/22/2015 | Robert P. Jones
    ... Findings from PRRI's American Values Atlas, which draws on 40,000 interviews among a random sample of Americans, provides the most in-depth portrait to date of attitudes on same-sex marriage by religious affiliation. ... All Americans [percentages]... Strongly Favor 25 Favor 29 Oppose 18 Strongly Oppose 20 White Evangelical Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 10 Favor 18 Oppose 27 Strongly Oppose 39 White Mainline Protestant [Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Church of Christ]... Strongly Favor 28 Favor 34 Oppose 16 Strongly Oppose 14 ...
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Gay Weddings

    07/02/2015 2:40:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 39 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 1, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson with a friend The AP reports here from the Episcopal Church’s General Convention  that the Episcopal Church of the USA is now formally permitting same sex weddings.  Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.the House of Bishops prayed and debated the issue for five hours earlier this week before passing it on to the House of Deputies.The Rev. Bonnie Perry of Chicago, a lesbian married to a...
  • Episcopalians OK Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

    07/02/2015 6:13:11 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 7/2/15 | Brady McCombs and Rachell Zoll
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. The new policy won overwhelming approval from the top Episcopal legislative body Wednesday, following decades of debate and conflict. It came 12 years after the denomination blazed a trail by electing the first openly gay bishop. "To finally get to this day is an incredible moment," said the Rev. Cynthia Black, of Morristown, New Jersey, a lesbian who has been campaigning for gay...
  • Episcopalians to Vote on Allowing Gay Marriage in Churches

    07/01/2015 6:03:56 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 7/1/15 | Brady McCombs and Rachell Zoll
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians are set to vote Wednesday on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. In 2003, the denomination made the trailblazing move of electing the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Since then, many dioceses have allowed their priests to perform civil same-sex weddings. Still, the church hadn't changed its own laws on marriage. The vote on gay marriage is expected around midday in Salt Lake City at the denomination's national assembly. The proposal would eliminate gender-specific language from church laws on marriage so religious weddings...
  • THOUSANDS PROTEST PLAN TO CONVERT CATHOLIC HOSPITAL CHAPEL INTO ISLAMIC PRAYER ROOM

    06/29/2015 11:39:22 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 24 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 29, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    Nearly 5,000 people have signed a petition protesting a proposal to turn a Catholic hospital chapel into a Muslim prayer room.
  • Abortion is pro-life, not violence, says pastor

    06/28/2015 6:36:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    “Because the fetus feels no pain, a function of the brain as yet undeveloped, and the woman acts under her own will and conscience, it is still not violence to a human being.… It is not enough to say that abortion is not violent. Abortion is a positive decision and not a lesser evil. It gives women control over their lives, their fertility, their education, their vocations, and their responsibility to their families, and is therefore profamily and pro-life.” Pro-choice Methodist pastor John M Swomley John M Swomley Compulsory Pregnancy: the War against American Women (Amherst, New York: Humanist Press,...