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  • Objections Raised to Anglican-Presbyterian Agreement

    02/05/2016 5:51:03 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Church of England and the Church of Scotland have agreed to the Columba Declaration, an ecumenical statement that calls for closer cooperation between the two bodies and permits clergy to minister in one another's churches. The Church of England is the Anglican body in England and Wales; the Church of Scotland, founded by John Knox, is Presbyterian. The Columba Declaration has led to objections from the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Anglican body in Scotland, whose primate questioned whether the Church of England has overstepped its bounds in making the agreement.
  • The Joy of The LORD[ Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2016 7:40:47 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The pursuit of happiness is to enter into obedience and not leave. Many of My children are doing their own thing which truly has nothing to do with My Kingdom or The Father's will and in such manner have heaped upon themselves coals of futility weighing themselves down with yokes of bondage. However where My Spirit is there is freedom and in this place you will find My Vessels filled from My Spring of Life within them for there is a well flowing freely that need not be dug again. . . 2 Corinthians 3:17 17 Now the Lord is...
  • Texas Megachurch to Pay PC(USA) $1.525 Million in order to Leave Denomination

    02/04/2016 10:13:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/04/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    A Texas megachurch that recently voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over theological differences agreed to pay its former regional body approximately $1.5 million to maintain control of its church property. First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio announced Sunday that it reached a settlement with Mission Presbytery over retaining ownership of its name and property. "Under the terms of the settlement, FPC will provide $1,525,000 to the denomination. Mission Presbytery will contribute $125,000 of this amount to the John Knox Ranch Summer Camp," read the announcement. "The contribution to the camp provides one quarter of the $1 million being raised...
  • [CofE] Manchester Church Hosts “Trans Jesus” Play, Bishop is Silent

    02/02/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by NRx · 10 replies
    Stand Firm | 01-31-2016 | David Ould
    On Sunday 14 February the parish of St Chrysostom's in the Diocese of Manchester will host the controversial "Trans Jesus" play "The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven" which portrays Jesus as a transsexual (male to female). The play forms part of Manchester's "Queer Contact" festival. The play has aroused understandable protest since it's debut in 2009 as it seeks to actively rewrite Christian belief. Here's a good example from their promo video:
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Dress-Down Sundays: Church Considers Making Clerical Dress Optional

    01/29/2016 5:20:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/29/16 | John Bingham
    Heavenly hoodies? Church of England takes first step to relaxing clerical dress rules in effort to become more "relevant" to 21st Century Vicars could be free to conduct services in track suits and hoodies under new proposals by the Church of England to be seen as "relevant" in the modern world. The Church's House of Bishops has launched an official consultation about the possibility of relaxing canon law, which currently requires priests to wear traditional clerical robes when leading communion or special services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals. It is the first formal step by the Church towards easing...
  • It is time to ROAR[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/27/2016 10:19:52 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-27-16 | Holy Spirit
    You have stepped out of the birthing and into the known, It is time to ROAR ! ! ! You have stepped out of the birthing and into the known, For all of heaven sees you are my very own, Obedient and fearless as you stand at the front of the pride, For you stand before my very Bride, A MIGHTY ! A FIRE and A CLOUD! You ( (( ROAR )) ) as The Lion of Judah Brave and Loud ! You are ARIEL( LION OF GOD) The teeth of My Kingdom and Crown, My Presence surrounds you as...
  • Pope Francis Asks Protestants to Forgive Catholics for Persecution

    01/27/2016 6:19:11 AM PST · by marshmallow · 122 replies
    The Pope spoke at a prayer service concluding the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity After walking across the threshold of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls with an Orthodox metropolitan and an Anglican archbishop, Pope Francis invoked God's mercy upon divided Christians and apologised for times that Catholics may have hurt members of other denominations. "As bishop of Rome and pastor of the Catholic Church, I want to beg for mercy and forgiveness for un-Gospel-like behaviour on the part of Catholics against Christians of other churches," the Pope said on Monday at a...
  • The Pope on Luther and Lutherans

    01/26/2016 7:32:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 242 replies
    St. Louis Catholic ^ | June 15, 1520 | Pope Leo X
    "Rise, Peter, and fulfill this pastoral office divinely entrusted to you as mentioned above. Give heed to the cause of the holy Roman Church, mother of all churches and teacher of the faith, whom you by the order of God, have consecrated by your blood. Against the Roman Church, you warned, lying teachers are rising, introducing ruinous sects, and drawing upon themselves speedy doom. Their tongues are fire, a restless evil, full of deadly poison. They have bitter zeal, contention in their hearts, and boast and lie against the truth. [...] Moreover, because the preceding errors and many others are...
  • Francis & the Lutherans: Intercommunion Confusion

    01/26/2016 8:53:41 AM PST · by NRx · 17 replies
    New Oxford Review ^ | Jan-Feb 2016 | NOR
    It was no more than a minor blip on the ecclesiastical screen. So minor, in fact, that many Catholic news agencies didn't even pick it up. This past October, to very little fanfare, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in conjunction with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), announced the publication of a joint document titled "Declaration of the Way: Church, Ministry, and the Eucharist." Released in preparation for the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017, the 118-page declaration was the result of a dialogue between members of ELCA and the U.S. bishops' Committee...
  • God's PERFECT Punishment for followers of false prophets

    01/25/2016 9:41:44 PM PST · by SENTINEL · 13 replies
    25 Jan 16 | SENTINEL
    When a "church" constantly tills the ground with phony claims of having "living prophets, seers and revelators", who haven't EVER "prophecied, seen or revealed ANYTHING", and fertilizes that ground with the manure of claims that these same men are powerless because unfaithful members are keeping the "church" under condemnation...they OWN the nonsense that sprouts up in the ground they have prepared.I can think of no better punishment for the breakaway sect of Mormonism, headquartered in Salt Lake city and known as the LDS, than the self-proclaimed "Reincarnation of Hyrum Smith" who has used the "urim and thummim" to translate the...
  • Celebrating an Apocalyptic Plague: Pope Francis

    01/25/2016 1:39:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 64 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 1/25/16 | John Vennari
    Celebrating an Apocalyptic Plague Pope Francis to Lead "Common worship service" to Commemorate 5th Centenary of Lutheran Revolt Note: It is now official what many of us expected. Pope Francis will participate in ceremony commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The January 25 Vatican Bollitano announces: "The Holy Father Francis in Lund, Sweden, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. His Holiness Francis intends to participate in a joint ceremony of the Catholic Church and the World Lutheran Federation to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, scheduled to take place in Lund, Sweden on Monday 31 October...
  • Pope Francis to Visit Sweden for Reformation Commemoration

    01/25/2016 4:52:19 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 1/25/16 | Staff Reporter
    Francis will visit the city of Lund in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration to mark the anniversary of the start of the ReformationPope Francis will visit Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation, it has been announced. Francis will be joined for the commemoration by leaders of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and representatives of other Christian Churches on October 31 in the Swedish city of Lund, a press release, released today by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) and the LWF, has confirmed. Pope Francis, LWF President Bishop Dr...
  • Vicars Should Grow Beards to Reach Out to Muslims in Their Areas, Says Bishop of London

    01/24/2016 1:13:30 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 1/22/16 | Katie Louise Davies, Jenny Stanton and Steve Doughty
    * Rt Rev. Richard Chartres praised two priests who had grown bushy beards * Applauded their desire to reach out to the 'majority of their parishioners'*Bishop described his own beard, which he grew in the 1970s, as modest *He also said 'saint' David Beckham encouraged men to grow facial hair Clergymen should grow beards to emphasise their holiness to Muslims, the Bishop of London has suggested. Rt Reverend Richard Chartres said the modern fashion for facial hair should not be the preserve of hispters, but would also be likely to impress those from Eastern cultures where wearing a beard could...
  • Release The Father's Heart it is ok to love [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/22/2016 8:56:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Stop hiding my heart from my children sons and daughters of light for I AM your defense and my spirit takes no offense. So challenge the adversary with the Virtue of My love My Children for you carry The Heart of an Overcomer for I have already overcome the world for all mankind. My Heart trusts My Love for The Father of Mercies gave Me Grace to give to you endlessly. . . and such is My Love for ALL of you ! 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 Love: The Superior Way 13 If I speak human or angelic languages but do...
  • Bones of Thomas Becket to Return to Canterbury - via Hungary

    01/22/2016 6:27:35 AM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/21/16 | John Bingham
    Relics which escaped Reformation and became a symbol of resistance to Communism return to site of murder after 800 years in gesture of unity between Anglicans and CatholicsA fragment of bone believed to come from the body of Thomas Becket is to return to England from Hungary for the first time in more than 800 years in a vivid symbol of reconciliation between Anglicans and Roman Catholics. The relic, held in the Basilica of Esztergom, the country's most important Catholic church, is to form the centrepiece of an elaborate week-long "pilgrimage" to London and Canterbury involving the Hungarian President Janos...
  • United Methodist Church Bans Intelligent Design Group From General Conference

    01/20/2016 1:12:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    The United Methodist Church has rejected an Intelligent Design group's request to have an information table at the denomination's 2016 General Conference. Reaffirming a decision from December, the UMC's Commission on the General Conference decided last week to not allow the Seattle-based Discovery Institute an information table at the Mainline Protestant denomination's gathering in Portland, Oregon. Diane Degnan, spokeswoman for the UMC, told The Christian Post that this was the first General Conference to allow for "outside exhibitors." "The Commission on the General Conference determined that the application by the Discovery Institute did not meet the guidelines established for exhibitors...
  • Its a New Day [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/20/2016 11:15:12 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-20-16 | Holy Spirit,Bible
    It is a new day my children and I have dressed you in my light and filled you to overflowing with my spirit for I have set you free to please My Kingdom and give freely "The Spring of Life" for as I and The Father are one so you ARE for I have washed you in my blood and breathed upon you as my True disciples of Truth and I call you Friend, Priests and Kings for I have made you worthy My Beloved ! 1 Peter 2:9-10 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a...
  • United Methodist Church Displays Intolerance by Banning Intelligent Design from General Conference

    The slogan of the United Methodist Church (UMC) is "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." But UMC officials are now under fire for being closed-minded and intolerant after they banned Discovery Institute, from sponsoring an information table at the denomination's upcoming General Conference in May. Intelligent design is the idea that life and the universe show evidence of being the result of purposeful design rather than unguided processes. "Preventing United Methodist leaders from even hearing about intelligent design isn't open-minded. It's intolerant and exclusionary," said Dr. John West, Vice President of Discovery Institute. "Maybe United Methodist officials should change their...
  • Catholics asked to thank God for the ‘insights’ of the Reformation

    01/15/2016 5:21:56 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 1/15/2016 | Catholic Herald
    The Catholic and Lutheran Churches have issued a joint prayer thanking God for the "insights" received through the Reformation. The service has been devised by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Lutheran World Federation in advance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation next year. The first jointly developed liturgical order is based on the report "From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017". The Common Prayer, which can be adapted to suit local customs and preferences, is led by two presiders, one Catholic and one Lutheran, with two readers, again one Catholic...
  • Anglicans Sanction US Episcopal Church Over Gay Marriage

    01/14/2016 7:44:56 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1/14/16 | Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) - Anglican leaders on Thursday temporarily restricted the role of the U.S. Episcopal Church in their global fellowship as a sanction over the American church's acceptance of gay marriage. Episcopalians have been barred for three years from any policy-setting positions in the Anglican Communion while a task force is formed that will try to reconcile conflicting views over sexuality in the 85-million-member family of churches. The Episcopal Church is the Anglican body in the United States. The announcement came near the end of a weeklong meeting in Canterbury, England, called by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, to...
  • Press Release: A joint Catholic-Lutheran “Common Prayer” for 500 years of Reformation

    01/14/2016 11:36:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    Lutheran World Federation ^ | January 11, 2016
    GENEVA/VATICAN CITY, 11 January 2016 - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU) have invited Lutheran churches and Catholic bishops’ conferences across the world to make use of a jointly-developed Common Prayer to prepare commemorations for the 500 years of the Reformation in 2017. In a joint letter today to the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences and to LWF member church bishops, presidents and other leaders, LWF General Secretary Rev. Dr Martin Junge and PCPCU President Kurt Cardinal Koch introduce the Common Prayer for Lutheran-Catholic common commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. The document is...
  • Important - Lutherans/Vatican launch "Common Prayer" service extolling Luther and the Reformation

    01/14/2016 11:19:43 AM PST · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | January 14, 2016 | Augustinus
    This "liturgical order" is characterized by the dominance of Protestant material, and the one-sided praise for the Reformation while nothing at all is said about -- or taken from -- the distinctive elements of Catholic history, theology and heritage. The Reformation and Martin Luther are repeatedly extolled, while the Counter-Reformation and the Popes and Saints of the 16th century are passed over in total silence.
  • PC(USA) Montreat Conf. Organizer Claims John 3:16 'Used for Hate, Intimidation and Fear'

    01/14/2016 8:34:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | Michael Gryboski
    An organizer for the PC(USA)'s annual Montreat College Conference in North Carolina has claimed that the Bible verse John 3:16 has been "used for hate, intimidation and fear." Montreat Director of Programs, the Rev. Katie Cashwell, told Presbyterian News Service in an interview last week that the theme for the four-day event, "Reclaim John 3:16," focused on her belief that the verse has been misused in the recent past. "Our focus was to reclaim the well-known Bible verse in John 3:16 as a message of love and welcome," said Cashwell, according to the Presbyterian News Service. "Too often it's been...
  • $20B United Methodist Church Pension Fund Blacklists Israel's 5 Largest Banks

    01/14/2016 8:30:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/14/2016 | Leonardo Blair
    It further notes: "There are specific times, however, when we must recognize that a company is very unlikely -- or unable to -- discontinue activities in certain parts of the world that we have classified as 'high-risk.' When activities in high-risk countries and areas represent a significant part of a company's business, we will avoid investing until the company has changed its business practices. Avoiding such investments supports our commitment to sustainable investing, which we believe ultimately improves the performance of our investment funds." Israel-Palestine, North Korea and several African and Middle Eastern countries round out a list of 14...
  • REFUTING CHRISTIAN TITHING VIDEO: Interviewing Tithing Expert Ron Roby

    01/13/2016 12:39:24 PM PST · by damonw · 43 replies
    THE WORD on the Word of Faith ^ | 1/13/2016 | Damon Whitsell
    Today I got to interview tithing expert Ron Robey on my online TV show. He has written over 100 articles and 3 books on the topic. And he has a appeared on several well known Christian radio shows. Ron really knew his stuff and I did a good job of just asking questions so it turned out to be my best of 5 TV shows so far. This should convince anyone that tithing 10% to the church by compulsion is not taught in scriptures. – Damon Whitsell http://thewordonthewordoffaithinfoblog.com/2016/01/13/refuting-christian-tithing-interviewing-ron-roby-how2becomeachristian-tv/ DIRECT LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xk0oeVkOd4
  • A PURE HEART[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/13/2016 9:39:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Situational changes are coming into play now for My Children of Light as never before , for as The Bride comes into The understanding that not only her wedding Gown but also her armor is held together with the oil of Unity and Oneness truly She will begin to form in all fullness, Beauty and Color within My children's hearts for "I have come for One Bride" woven into My Agape' Love and she carries the aroma and scent of eternal Life found only in Me The Lion of Judah ! Joshua 15:17-19 17 So Othniel son of Caleb’s brother,...
  • Methodism at a Crossroads

    01/13/2016 6:04:58 AM PST · by NRx · 25 replies
    Good News ^ | 01-13-2016 | Thomas Lambrecht
    By Thomas Lambrecht- Since 1972, The United Methodist Church has been wracked by an ever-increasing conflict over doctrinal issues, particularly relating to human sexuality and marriage. Disagreements over the definition of marriage and the practice of homosexuality have not only become more vociferous within the U.S. portion of Methodism, they threaten to tear the church apart. Demonstrators have become bolder in their efforts to disrupt meetings and dictate agendas. Pastors and even bishops have determined to ignore and contradict church teaching by openly performing same-sex weddings and ordaining persons living in a homosexual relationship. Many attempts at dialog, negotiation, and...
  • As Anglicans meet, spiritual leader says schism would be failure (but not disaster)

    01/11/2016 12:34:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:31am EST | Estelle Shirbon
    A schism in the worldwide Anglican Communion over homosexual rights and women clerics would be a failure but not a disaster, the spiritual head of Anglicans said on Monday at the start of a high-stakes meeting between conservative and liberal primates. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will host the heads of the communion's 37 other provinces around the globe for a week of talks to try and work out if and how they can stick together after more than a decade of bitter disagreements. "Certainly I want reconciliation, but reconciliation doesn't always mean agreement. In fact, it very seldom does....
  • 'Repent' Call to [Anglican] Church Over Gay Christian Treatment

    01/10/2016 6:03:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/10/16
    More than 100 senior Anglicans have urged the Church of England to repent for "discriminating" against lesbian and gay Christians.The demand is made in a letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York ahead of a meeting of 39 primates from the global Anglican Communion. They say the Church must acknowledge members around the world have been treated as "second-class citizens". The Church of England says the letter will be discussed at their meeting. The Bishop of Buckingham and several cathedral deans are among the 105 signatories. 'Interpreting scriptures'The letter asks the two archbishops "to take an unequivocal message" to...
  • No Longer divided but One Body In Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/09/2016 3:42:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible, Holy Spirit ^ | 1-9-16 | Holy Spirit , Bible
    Solomon"s seal is coming into play, This is not just another day, For I have woven my body into one, And this is something that must be done, So stay within the fabric of my Word, Dismiss the lies that you have heard, For the eye of the needle waits for you, But only in true unity may you pass through, So let the child within begin,for a pure heart is free of sin, Allow my virtue to take you through, That is my spirit inside of you! Galatians 3:28 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor...
  • Church of England fears gay rights talks could end global Anglican communion

    01/08/2016 8:15:58 AM PST · by NRx · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-08-2016 | Harriet Sherwood
    The Church of England is braced for a de facto split in the worldwide Anglican communion next week over the issues of gay rights and same-sex marriage. Church leaders from six African countries are expected to walk out of a pivotal summit called by the archbishop of Canterbury. Bitter divisions among Anglicans on the issue of sexuality are expected to intensify at the week-long meeting of the 38 leaders of national churches at Canterbury cathedral. Archbishops from conservative churches in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Rwanda and Congo are likely to walk out of the summit within a day or...
  • THE LORD'S COMPETITION IS OUR DESIRE[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/07/2016 10:47:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-7-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    My competition is your desire to do my will for I am ready to oblige The Father actively moving through You in Spirit and in Truth , for these "ARE" The True Worshippers on fire with The ZEAL to follow after Me in greater ways than ever before ! John 14:12-13 Praying in Jesus’ Name 12 “I assure you: The one who believes in Me will also do the works that I do. And he will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in My name, I will do it...
  • First Catholic service for centuries to be celebrated in chapel of King Henry VIII

    01/05/2016 6:26:53 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.christiantoday.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Ruth Gledhill
    The first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years is to be celebrated in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. First Catholic service for centuries to be celebrated in chapel of King Henry VIII. The Queen, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, recorded her 2010 Christmas broadcast in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace The first Roman Catholic service for more than 450 years is to be celebrated in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Nichols will celebrate Vespers and the Bishop of London, Dean of the Chapel Royal, will preach...
  • Liberal Christianity – the bastard daughter of the Enlightenment

    01/05/2016 9:51:34 AM PST · by NRx · 9 replies
    Pastoral Meanderings ^ | 01-05-2016 | Pastor Peters
    Liberal Christianity - the bastard daughter of the Enlightenment... now there is a line you are not soon to forget. I wish I could say I had written it but I did not. And another one, well, several lines: Unlike either the Renaissance or the Reformation, the Enlightenment had begun not as an attempt to rescue some hallowed past, but as an assault on the past in the name of the future...It was a period which sought to overturn every intellectual assumption, every dogma, every 'prejudice' (a favourite term) that had previously exercised any hold over the minds of...
  • 2016 A BIRTHING of Unity and Oneness [Charismatic Caucus]

    01/04/2016 9:21:05 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I am birthing a new thing in you my children that you may bear forth great multitudes of fruit for my glory for I am expanding my tent pegs so that my Tapestry covers the earth and so now as my spirit rises up in you "Truly" you shall bud, blossom and bear fruit ripe for the picking and I shall use you as Aaron's Rod for I carry you in my hand for you know me as your divine authority and God. I am your inheritance for you are my priest and I am your pleasure and delight and...
  • On Attempts to Rewrite Holy Scripture

    01/03/2016 1:35:35 PM PST · by NRx · 33 replies
    Anglican Curmudgeon ^ | 01-03-2016 | A.S. Haley
    People who go to church expect to hear readings from Holy Scripture -- which frequently then become the basis for the sermon. Actually, all of the so-called "proper" elements of an Episcopal or Catholic mass -- the collect, the Old Testament reading, the psalm, the epistle, and the gospel passage are theoretically arranged to show forth or illustrate a unifying theme, which then grounds the homily or sermon that follows. These selections are called the "propers" of the mass because they are chosen for just that particular day of the liturgical year. (The "ordinary" parts of the mass are those...
  • Transhumanist writer defends abortion as a shortcut to heaven

    12/30/2015 2:53:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 30, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    o say it’s logically tricky to reconcile support for abortion with Christian religiosity would be an understatement. Pro-abortion Catholics like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi manage to skate by because their target audiences don’t really care how seriously they take their faith, but the fact remains that the circle simply can’t be squared. The Bible’s prohibitions against shedding innocent blood are clear, it carves out no exemption for the preborn, and pro-abortion interpretations of Scripture invariably collapse under scrutiny. Ostensibly mainline Christians trying to justify abortion are unconvincing enough, but when self-professed pro-abortion nonbelievers try to get clever about it,...
  • Genesis contradictions?

    12/29/2015 7:13:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies
    Creation.com ^ | September 1996 | Don Batten
    In Genesis chapter 2 the order of creation seems to be different to that in chapter 1 with the animals being created (2:19) after Adam (2:7). Doesn't the Bible contradict itself here? Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the KJV/AV Bible says (Genesis 2:19) 'out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air'. On the surface, this seems to say that the land beasts and birds were created between Adam and Eve. However, Jewish scholars apparently did not recognize any such conflict with the account...
  • What Do Saints Fear?

    12/28/2015 8:09:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 837 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-27-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do Saints Fear? Msgr. Charles Pope December 27, 2015 The average person may worry about any number of things: finances; security; strife in the family, community, nation, or world; health; the status of a relationship; how he is perceived by others. These tend to be the sorts of things that cause concern.What do saints worry about? To provide an answer, let's consider the words of one of our canonized saints. First, here is the context within which the saint spoke.Napoleon III had surrendered to the Prussians, bringing on the disaster. The Mother General put the sisters at the disposition...
  • IN OTHER NEWS… Pointless man calls useless meeting

    12/28/2015 9:02:22 AM PST · by NRx · 25 replies
    Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 12-24-2015 | Christopher Johnson
    Pointless man calls useless meeting:The Archbishop of Canterbury today wrote to all 37 Primates inviting them to attend a special Primates' gathering in Canterbury to reflect and pray together concerning the future of the Anglican Communion.The meeting, to be held in January 2016, would be an opportunity for Primates to discuss key issues face to face, including a review of the structures of the Anglican Communion and to decide together their approach to the next Lambeth Conference.The agenda will be set by common agreement with all Primates encouraged to send in contributions. It is likely to include the issues of...
  • Religious leader thanks God for abortionists, calls them heroes

    12/27/2015 6:14:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | December 26, 2015 | Susan Michelle
    Tell us again how you love Jesus and support abortion. That’s what Reverend Harry Knox, leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) does on a regular basis. The head of the religious group that supports and promotes Planned Parenthood, and does so in the name of God, wants to be sure that in the season that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, his group of religious leaders would have supported the right to abort the Christ-child. In a letter to the RCRC’s email list this month, Knox wrote: Thank God for abortion providers. Thank God for all the...
  • Louisville, KY: Episcopal Rector Forced to Resign Because He Would Not Perform Gay Weddings

    12/27/2015 9:31:50 AM PST · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 12/26/15 | David W. Virtue
    The vestry opposed his position. Kentucky Bishop Terry White did not support him Fr. Erdman said he had no choice but to resign or contradict his conscienceThe Rev. Jonathan Erdman, rector of Calvary Church in Louisville, KY, is resigning because he could not in good conscience perform gay weddings. He will leave his church Jan. 10, 2016. The vestry of his parish had been trying to force him out since the Episcopal Church authorized priests to perform gay weddings, and Fr. Jonathan, a high churchman, said he would not do that. The vestry has the support of Kentucky Episcopal Bishop...
  • Our Inescapable God "JESUS" [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/25/2015 3:38:10 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My children , do you SEE This Day before you I have created for you as my Beloved and I adore your presence with me for I AM your Presence as I surround you every where you look and in everything you touch. Yeah you breathe Me in for I am your living breath and promise your true love and voice of truth and it is My Spirit that is your counselor and guide. So listen to My words of life for my spirit is speaking to you in an eternal manner each and every day! Jonah 1:3 But Jonah...
  • The Timeline of Your life[charismatic Caucus]

    12/22/2015 7:38:11 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible , Holy Spirit ^ | 12-22-15 | bible, Holy Spirit
    My aperture is open to you and I see and know where you are at this very moment on the timeline of your life in Me but do you understand what I am really doing in your life right now at this very moment for it is not a secret but merely a deeper friendship and walk with me that I desire of you. You see many believe that death or illness are lines in the sand that appear as deep valleys in one's life but truly my spirit in you has already overcome these obstacles of life and your...
  • EX-CHURCH OF CHRIST TESTIMONY: Tyler Morgan – How2BecomeAChristian TV

    12/21/2015 10:54:21 AM PST · by damonw · 22 replies
    How2BecomeAChristian TV ^ | 12/20/15 | Damon Whitsell
    http://how2becomeachristiantv.com/2015/12/21/ex-church-of-christ-testimony-tyler-morgan-how2becomeachristian-tv/ I do not know how to post a video here, if someone will tell me I will post the video here. Here is my text intro to the video on the site. Tonight I did my first apologetics TV show. It turned out good. I interviewed ex-Church of Christ member Tyler Clay Morgan on how he was an atheist, got saved in a CoC church, got abused and then became a Lutheran and some about his pro wrestling career. Tyler did a great job and was very personable and I thank him for coming on the show and helping...
  • JESUS CALLING [Charismatic Caucus]

    12/21/2015 10:48:28 AM PST · by Jedediah · 14 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles, Holy Spirit ^ | 12-21-15 | bible,Jedediah
    Journey your way to me through listening to my heartbeat words to you immersed in worship writing down each beat of my heart for you are not depressed but merely missing divine assignments that lead to blessings that bring you into prosperity until your cup runs over with unspeakable Joy :o) \o/ Do you see my children I hold the Key of David in my hand and my arm is outstretched welcoming you into communion with me for I AM The Bread of Life. Come drink of my cup offering intimacy with you my Bride for you are worthy and...
  • Yes, Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God (But Here’s What That Means & Doesn’t)

    12/19/2015 9:14:17 AM PST · by agondonter · 95 replies
    Patheos ^ | 12/17/2015 | Benjamin Corey
    Wheaton College is stirring up an old debate this week that’s worth revisiting. Professor Larycia Hawkins, in an effort to show solidarity with Muslims, decided to wear a hijab during advent. While wearing a hijab may have been tolerated by the school, what she said about the relationship between Islam and Christianity, was not. She wrote: “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.” For the crime of saying, “we worship the same God” Hawkins was suspended from...
  • HIS Eye is on the sparrow His eyes are on your soul[charismatic Caucus]

    12/18/2015 7:08:38 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My eye is on the sparrow but do you not see? The coming catastrophe, For your sustainment does not come from man, But from My very hand, And so it is with your soul, That I created so only I know, What it takes for you to be sustained, It is found in My Blood, My Spirit, My very name, JESUS IS LORD must be your call, For Truly I AM your all, so come to your Creator for it is Me, I AM your Tree and River of Life come eat and drink and be set free, Free from...
  • Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

    12/17/2015 3:57:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    Emma Akpan is a faith leader at her North Carolina African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also volunteers for Planned Parenthood. Akpan wrote a column for Bustle this week trying to justify her abortion advocacy with her Christian faith by claiming that she wants to end violence against women. Akpan described herself a minister at her church. “I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community,” the Raleigh, North Carolina, woman wrote. “For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.” Akpan,...