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  • We are not Living in the Last Days

    03/24/2017 7:07:06 AM PDT · by searchinsany · 41 replies
    HubPages ^ | 24. 3.17 | searchinsany
    Introduction Mat 24:3 YLT And when he is sitting on the mount of the Olives, the disciples came near to him by himself, saying, `Tell us, when shall these be? and what is the sign of thy presence, and of the full end of the age?' Christ's return was to take place at the culmination of the last days of the age. It is therefore important not only to identify the timeline of 'the last days', but also 'the age' in question. The last days neither referred to the end of time, nor to the end of the world. The...
  • What Is the Judgment of Charity?

    03/23/2017 7:22:39 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | Mar 22, 2017 | R.C. Sproul
    Every time I read the Gospels, I am struck by how Jesus seems to have found Himself in the middle of controversy wherever He went. I am also struck by how Jesus handled each controversy differently. He did not follow the example of Leo “The Lip” DeRosier, the former manager of the New York Giants and treat every person He encountered in the same manner. Although He expected everyone to play by the same rules, He shepherded people according to their specific needs. The Old Testament depicts the Good Shepherd as One who carries both a staff and a rod,...
  • After Long Battle, Texas Parish Joins Anglican Ordinariate

    03/22/2017 1:07:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/21/17 | Christine Niles
    SAN ANTONIO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a victory for a Texas parish, the Holy See has approved the admission of Our Lady of Atonement Catholic Church into the Anglican Ordinariate, effective March 21. Our Lady of the Atonement was the nation's first pastoral provision parish, established in 1983, after Pope John Paul II made special provisions for former Anglicans to found Catholic parishes where traditional Anglican liturgy is offered. The Vatican established the North American Ordinariate in 2012, and ordained its first bishop, Steven Lopes, in 2016. The Holy See is now directing that all pastoral provision parishes in the United...
  • The Church of England Has Sent a Clear Message to Its Conservative Churchgoers – You're Not Wanted

    03/22/2017 5:11:30 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Andrew Sabisky
    The treatment of Bishop Philip North, an Anglo-Catholic, shows the Church's prospects for unity are grim. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the Church of England is at it again. Fresh off a truly disastrous session of General Synod (the Church's parliament), it has plunged itself headlong into further public ignominy.The latest disaster concerns Bishop Philip North, currently the Bishop of Burnley. He was chosen by the bureaucracy to be the new Bishop of Sheffield (a promotion from suffragan to diocesan status). Bishop North, however, is a traditionalist Anglo-Catholic, one of a sizable minority within...
  • Lutheran, Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy: “We Stand With Planned Parenthood”...

    03/17/2017 1:27:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    life news ^ | march 16, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Lutheran, Episcopal and United Church of Christ Clergy: “We Stand With Planned Parenthood” Abortion Biz A group of female clergy from Iowa wrote a letter this week to publicly state their support of the abortion chain Planned Parenthood. The letter, published in the Des Moines Register on Wednesday, included signatures from seven women pastors from the United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalist Association, Christian Church (Disciple of Christ) and Unity Church. A note included with the letter said the pastors were not speaking on behalf of their denominations...
  • God's Will and Glory ,your Fruit to take in and bare[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/14/2017 10:25:17 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    You my children have been orchestrated for My will and glory but are you accomplishing my will at this very moment or have you put me on pause for I AM your Redeemer, Lord and God . My yoke is easy there is no striving but a beautiful flowing river of Life and this is the wellspring I call to that abides in you ! My law is Love and My Rudder for your life is intimacy with me . So come even now and walk with Me in the Garden of your Destiny for there is fruit of My...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Former Archbishop [of Canterbury] ‘Out of Step’ with C of E on Assisted Suicide

    03/08/2017 7:33:01 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    A former Archbishop of Canterbury has reiterated his view that assisted suicide should be legalised in the UK.Speaking in the House of Lords on Monday, Lord Carey of Clifton lauded countries with liberal euthanasia laws. A Bill to legalise assisted suicide was soundly defeated in the House of Commons in 2015 by 330 votes to 118. 'Out of step’Lord Carey admitted he was “out of step” with the Church of England, as he claimed that laws in Canada had put a stop to “the unnecessary prolongation of life, which for some is not worth the candle”. He made the comments...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • Mr. Pence and the Anglicans: Evangelical VP Attends Falls Church (VA) Anglican

    03/05/2017 6:38:47 PM PST · by tellw · 18 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | March 2, 2017 | Harry M. Covert
    It's a mighty difficult thing to be incognito as a well-known personage attending Sunday church services. This is most especially true if you are the 48th Vice President of the United States, accompanied by wife Karen. It is well known the Pences are deeply devout Evangelical Christians. Mike Pence calls himself an "Evangelical Catholic". He was raised a Roman Catholic, but later underwent an evangelical conversion experience. Despite their heavy schedules, they are regular churchgoers. Last Sunday, February 26, and the two previous Lord's Days, the Vice President and Second Lady have attended services at The Falls Church Anglican in...
  • Catholic View of the Zodiac

    03/01/2017 10:57:33 PM PST · by WillOTerry · 4 replies
    FishEaters ^ | FishEaters
    A new sub-section on the FishEaters website deals with the Zodiac, a Christian way of seeing it. This sub-section consists of a number of pages, including one for each Zodiac sign, so you'll have to visit to read it. But the introduction brings up something really fascinating that St. Paul, the Apostle brings up when referencing a Psalm! Very, VERY interesting!
  • 500 years after the Reformation: End the schism!

    03/01/2017 9:40:57 AM PST · by ebb tide · 114 replies
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | March 1, 2017 | Hans Kung
    Hans Küng, Catholic priest and Swiss theologian, has taken great pains to end the 16th-century schism between Catholics and Protestants since he wrote his doctoral dissertation on "Justification. The Teaching of Karl Barth and a Catholic Reflection" in 1957. He continues that work today with the release of the statement below, which is being published simultaneously by National Catholic Reporter and The Tablet. Küng has collected all his writings on the Justification Doctrine in the first volume of his collected works, which is being published by the German publishing house Herder. Sixty years ago, Küng's work led to the consensus...
  • Visit of the Holy Father Francis in the Anglican Communion in the Church "All Saints '' of Rome

    02/26/2017 6:47:39 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Vatican.va via google translate ^ | February 26, 2017 | Pope Francis
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I wish to thank you for your gracious invitation to celebrate this parish anniversary with you. More than two hundred years have passed since the first public Anglican liturgy was held in Rome for a group of Inglese residents in this part of the city. A great deal has changed in Rome and in the world since then. In the course of These two centuries, much has changed Also between Anglicans and Catholics, who in the past viewed each other with suspicion and hostility. Today, with gratitude to God, we Recognize one another as we truly...
  • Vandals target Charlotte church that welcomes LGBTQ community

    02/21/2017 10:58:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wsoctv ^ | Feb. 18, 2017 | DaShawn Brown
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thieves broke into Caldwell Presbyterian Church on East Fifth Street in Charlotte late Wednesday and vandalized a painting with Scripture that targets homosexuality. Church members called it a personal attack on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The church embraces its call to be a diverse, progressive and mission-oriented congregation centered on justice and advocacy, according to its website.
  • Local Jesus statue decapitated twice in two weeks

    02/21/2017 10:44:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    fox59 ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Zach Myers
    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- For the second time in two weeks, members of a church on the south side of Indianapolis have found their Jesus statue vandalized, giving it the appearance of being beheaded. “It makes me sad that somebody would do something like that,” said Pastor Brad Flaskamp. “I was hoping it was just a random act to destroy it in the first place.”
  • Ecumenism is everybody’s responsibility . . . Christian Unity . . . service

    02/21/2017 1:10:02 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 4 replies
    The Catholic Sun ^ | Feb 16, 2017 | Tony Gutiérrez
    Ecumenism is everybody’s responsibility. That was the message shared by two nationally-renown speakers at the annual Prayer for Christian Unity, held Jan. 23 this year at St. Mary’s Basilica. Fr. John Crossin, OSFS, and the Rev. Lowell Almen from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, both members of the U.S. Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, each reflected on the ecumenical progress that has been made. The presentations served as the homily for the annual prayer service which is sponsored by the Arizona Faith Network. The theme this year was “Toward Greater Communion: Reflecting on the Reformation after 500 years,” ahead of the 500th...
  • The River of Life flows from Grace not works[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/20/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 2-17-17 | Jedediah
    My River flows for you my children and not by any works of your hands but it is by my Grace , if nothing else was done by you " Behold I AM complete in my sacrifice for all " ,therefore die to self and just allow Me to be your first fruit in and through all for I AM your very breath and spirit ! Now just abide in Me " The Vine" and allow Me to love on you where you are right now by just releasing your yoke of works to Me for I AM your Glory...
  • Bishop Schneider: Martin Luther is Not a Witness to the Gospel (on Vatican Document)

    02/18/2017 6:28:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 141 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 2/17/17 | John Vennari
    CFN Intro: On February 16 Rorate Caeli and Adelante la Fe posted a comprehensive video interview with the well-known conservative Bishop Athanasius Schneider of Kazakistan that runs about 48 minutes. The interview covered a myriad of topics, but CFN is spotlighting Bishop Schneider’s magnificent response regarding a recent Vatican document that names the heresiarch Martin Luther as a witness to the Gospel. We know you will benefit from Bishop Schneider’s forthright commentary (JV). Question: A controversial document from the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity equates Saint Ignatius of Loyola and Saint Francis of Borgia with Martin Luther, calling him a...
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • Church of England votes to reject controversial gay marriage report which said...

    02/15/2017 1:04:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-15-17 | Olivia Rudgard
    The Church of England's General Synod has voted to reject a controversial report on homosexuality and same-sex marriage. The report by the House of Bishops, which was presented to the Synod on Wednesday, called for the Church to adopt a "fresh tone and culture of welcome and support" for gay people - but not to change its opposition to same-sex marriage.
  • Episcopal Church Issues Veiled Threat to Move GC Over Proposed Texas Bathroom Law

    02/11/2017 6:10:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 2/9/17 | Mary Ann Mueller
    The Episcopal General Convention is scheduled to meet next summer in Austin, the Lone Star State's capitol city, where July temperatures easily soar into the triple digits beneath a blazing Texas sun suspended in a cloudless azure sky. However, as the Episcopal Executive Council prepared to meet in Lithicum Heights, Maryland, the two presiding officers of General Convention -- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President Gay Clark Jennings -- penned a joint letter to the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) protesting Texas' latest privacy bill which, if passed, would "require Texas...
  • Catholics and Lutherans Celebrate Reformation with New Bible Translations

    02/10/2017 5:59:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    The Tablet (UK) ^ | 2/10/17 | CNS
    The two Christian churches came together in a demonstration of unity ahead of the 500th anniversary of the ReformationCatholics and Lutherans celebrate Reformation with new Bible translations Five centuries after the start of the Protestant Reformation, leaders of the Catholic and Lutheran churches came together in a demonstration of unity to release new Bible translations. At an ecumenical service at St Eberhard's Catholic Cathedral, in Stuttgart, Germany, clergy from both churches gathered to release revised German translations of the Catholic and Lutheran Bibles. The release came as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation neared. It began in 1517 when theologian...
  • St Peter’s Basilica to Host Anglican Evensong for the First Time

    02/08/2017 12:53:58 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 4 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | February 7, 2017 | Staff Reporter
    On March 13, Anglican choral Evensong will be celebrated in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican for the first time. Permission was granted by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of St Peter’s Basilica, during a recent meeting with Archbishop David Moxon, the director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.Archbishop Moxon will preside at the 3pm service, while the preacher will be Archbishop Arthur Roche, the Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments at the Vatican. The music will be sung by the Choir of Merton College, Oxford.In a statement, the Anglican Centre in Rome said...
  • Former Archbishop blasts hysteria surrounding Trump

    02/07/2017 8:08:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 5, 2017 | by Westmonster
    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has shown faith in Donald Trump by claiming “he has the strength of personality to be an outstanding President”. Lord Carey condemned the “hysterical overreaction” by anti-Trump protesters to date, describing their behaviour as “reprehensible” and warned continuous demonstrations would “damage the fabric of democracy.”
  • German Catholics and Lutherans Take New Steps Towards Unity

    02/06/2017 6:44:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    (Vatican Radio) The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation offers Catholics and Lutherans an opportunity to take further steps towards reconciliation and full Christian unity. That was Pope Francis’ message on Monday to an ecumenical delegation from Germany, led by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, president of the German bishops conference, and top Protestant Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, chairman of the Evangelical Churches in Germany (EKD). Welcoming the delegation to the Vatican, Pope Francis praised the positive relationship between Catholics and Lutherans in Germany, urging them to be courageous and determined in their continuing journey together. “We share the same baptism”, he said,...
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • [Female] Lutheran Bishop Thinks Pope Bergoglio is a Hidden Protestant

    02/06/2017 7:56:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    kath.net via Eponymous Flower ^ | February 6, 2107 | Kath.net
    Bizarre message from Protestantism by the Protestant bishop of Hamburg (kath.net) For Hamburg's evangelical bishop, Kirsten Fehr, Pope Francis is a "hidden Protestant". Fehrs ventured this at the "Long Night of World Religions" at the Hamburg Thalia Theater, as evangelisch.de reports. "He seems to me a hidden Protestant." The reason for this bold statement is evidently the letter "Amoris laetitia" and the interpretation of some bishops who believe that remarried divorced Catholics now only have to appeal to their consciences to receive the Holy Eucharist.
  • Muslims Outnumber Christians at Over 30 Church Schools [UK]

    02/05/2017 6:08:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Premier Christian Radio ^ | 2/5/17 | Marcus Jones
    It's reported Muslim children outnumber Christian children at over thirty church schools in England. A study by the Sunday Times found that one Church of England school had a 100 per cent Muslim population. St Thomas in Werneth is reported by its diocese to have no Christian pupils while another school in West Yorkshire had 98% of pupils from a Muslim background. The Church of England says around 20 of its schools have more Muslim pupils than any other while the Catholic Education Service has 15. Many schools now include Islamic prayers in services while teacher training days are often...
  • Let Go of The World run to JESUS THE CHRIST[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/04/2017 9:41:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    bible, The Joshuachronicles ^ | 2-4-17 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    There are many of my children that have given up on the world so now I can enter in as their True God and not the things of flesh or calves of gold. Truly as Mt. Sinai I am about to roar and you shall see I AM in control enthroned above all but this is not temporal but eternal and so now as the unholy and unrighteous slaves to rebellion and not servants to The one True God resist and turn away from My Salvation I shall throw the goats out of the city gates and close off Zion...
  • C of E College Apologises for Students' Attempt to 'Queer Evening Prayer'

    02/03/2017 7:18:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/3/17 | Harriet Sherwood
    Westcott House in Cambridge says LGBT service liturgy that referred to God as ‘the Duchess’ was hugely regrettableA leading theological college that trains priests for the Church of England has apologised after it hosted a service to mark LGBT history month that referred to God as “the Duchess”. Student priests at Westcott House in Cambridge organised the evensong service on Tuesday in the college chapel. Advertised as a “Polari evening prayer in anticipation of LGBT+ history month”, it was described as a “liturgical experiment”. Polari is slang used by some gay people. A prayer referred to the “Fantabulosa fairy” and...
  • On Earth as it is in Heaven[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/03/2017 9:02:42 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible,The joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-3-17 | Holy Spirit
    My orchestra is about to perform its final symphony for as My kingdom has arrived in you now it is time to place My presence upon you My Bride as I did upon Adam and Eve in the garden for truly now you are more than just a garden for you bear the fruit of My Spirit as My Tree of Life for others and so now through you they shall drink in My Living Waters as the woman at the well. Prepare yourself for now My Presence upon you shall be Heaven on Earth . Matthew 6:10 10 Thy...
  • BY MY SPIRIT[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2017 12:36:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-17 | Holy Spirit
    My corpuscles are the youth of your future endeavors in me therefore as you receive communion by My Spirit and declare it in tongues truly I shall overcome the arsenals and attempts of the enemy to thwart My Will in you for you do not work for flesh and blood or a church Made out of Stone nor a shepherd born into sin but it is My Righteousness that saves you in an eternal manner not mankind or a shepherd’s staff and your True charity is to merely do My Will for in these footprints of obedience is where we...
  • Episcopalian Priest: Christians Should Promote the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    02/01/2017 5:39:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb 1, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Teen Vogue is doing its best to push its pro-abortion agenda on young, impressionable minds. This week, the magazine ran a column by the Rev. Broderick L. Greer, an Episcopal priest who advocates for abortion. Greer argued that Christians should support women in their decisions to have abortion, rather than judge them. “And that is where the Church can find its point of entry: in offering people making these decisions every measure of mercy they need to live wise and whole lives,” Greer wrote. “It is the act of looking people in the eye and saying, ‘I trust you. I...
  • On Maltese Guidelines' Troubling Similarity to Lambeth Decision

    01/31/2017 2:04:01 PM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Pewsitter ^ | January 30, 2017 | Andrew Parrish
    One thing about the Maltese bishops’ document on Amoris Laetitia that does not seem, as yet, to have been sufficiently emphasized by anyone is the similarity of its argument to that put forward in the infamous Lambeth Decision of 1930 on contraception. In fact, the two statements, in justifying themselves, use almost identical phrases:
  • Norway's Lutheran Church embraces same-sex marriage

    01/30/2017 5:20:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/30/17 | Gladys Fouche
    Norway's Lutheran Church voted on Monday in favor of new ceremonial language that will allow its pastors to conduct same-sex marriages, bringing it into line with several other mainstream Protestant denominations abroad. Last April the annual conference of the Church - to which nearly three quarters of Norwegians said in 2015 they belonged - backed the principle of same-sex marriages, but did not agree on a wording.. Monday's decision involved modifying the marriage text to make it gender-neutral, removing the words "bride" and "groom". The new liturgy will come into effect on Wednesday. In 2015 the French Protestant Church allowed...
  • Church of England Bishops Reject Lifting Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

    01/28/2017 5:54:29 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1/27/17 | Henry Bodkin
    The Church of England should not change its opposition to same-sex marriage, a new report has recommended, despite saying it needs to "repent on the homophobic attitudes" it has previously had. A document from the House of Bishops says the Church should adopt a "fresh tone and culture of welcome and support" for gay people. It says guidance in marriage should be interpreted in a way that provides "maximum freedom" for homosexuals. New teachings on marriage and relationships should also be drawn up to replace those introduced in the 1990s, it suggests. There was also "some support" in the House...
  • Church of England Considers Turning Blind Eye to Gay Clergy

    01/24/2017 8:24:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 1/24/17 | CBN News
    The Church of England is coming under scrutiny for considering a system that would allow clergy members to practice homosexuality while they serve in the church. Currently, gay members of the clergy who have been ordained are asked to be celibate, change jobs or seek a promotion to become a bishop, The Daily Mail reports. However, the House of Bishops will discuss proposals Tuesday to see if they can avoid asking clergy members about their private lives and sexual orientation. The church's parliament of lay members, also known as the Synod, had discussed the issue of homosexuality in July, and...
  • Outrage as Islamic Call to Prayer Held Inside Historic British Cathedral

    01/19/2017 8:31:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    A ROW has broken out after an Islamic call to prayer was held inside one of Britain's most historic cathedrals. The traditional Muslim invocation to worship was performed in front of 1,000 people at the launch of a multi-cultural Faith Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. Imam Hassan of the local Masjid-e-Noor mosque was invited by church leaders to carry it out in the cathedral's 11th century Chapter House. Many worshippers welcomed the "inclusive" act but some traditionalists questioned why a "different God" should be worshipped in such an iconic Christian house. A clip of the call to prayer was initially shared...
  • Welby on the Reformation: Past Violence Must Not be Forgotten

    01/18/2017 5:59:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 1/18/17 | Giorgio Bernardelli
    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York in Britain, have sent a message to Anglican communities on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Luther’s “Theses”The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is an event to be celebrated but also a memory that requires purification and a request for forgiveness. This is the spirit in which the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby – together with John Sentamu the Archbishop of York, the Church of England’s second most important see – invite Anglican communities to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation, in a letter sent on the occasion of the Week of...
  • (NOVEMBER 1, 2016:) BIBLE CODES PREDICT TRUMP WIN [WATCH]

    01/16/2017 10:06:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2016 | DR. RIVKAH LAMBERT ADLER
    “And I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evil which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.” Deuteronomy 31:18 (The Israel Bible™) In two separate sets of Bible Codes, published three months apart, international Bible Codes expert Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson found evidence that Donald J. Trump will win the upcoming US presidential election. What’s more, Trump’s predicted win appears to be connected to his support for Israel. The first table was published on July 6, 2016. In this table, which comes from the Book of Deuteronomy, Rabbi Glazerson pointed to...
  • Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God

    01/16/2017 5:20:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/15/17 | Katherine Timpf
    The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.” For example: This year’s divinity course catalogue at Vanderbilt tells professors to give “consistent attention to the use of inclusive language, especially in relation to the Divine,” because the school “commits continuously and explicitly to include gender as an analyzed category and to mitigate sexism. “It is up to the individual professor’s interpretation for their classes and is suggestive rather than mandatory,” the associate dean for...
  • Archbishop Welby 'to Express Remorse' Over Reformation Rifts

    01/15/2017 5:42:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    It's being reported the Archbishop of Canterbury is to express regret over the Reformation period, where thousands were murdered for their religious beliefs. According to the Mail on Sunday, Most Rev Justin Welby is due to issue a joint statement with the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, expressing remorse over the time when various people challenged and abandoned Catholic Church teachings. Significant moments of the period include German priest Martin Luther's nailing of an academic paper to a a church in Wittenberg, outlining his opposition to certain Catholic theology, and King Henry VIII's formation of the Church of England....
  • Religious leaders celebrate abortion clinic's 'sacred work' [Obama Effect]

    01/14/2017 10:54:52 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/13/2017 | Art Moore
    More than 20 religious leaders participated in a ceremony to "bless" a new Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., calling the abortion facility a "sacred work." "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work," Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, told DCist.com. "This confirms the sacredness of the work we do." LifeNews.com, commenting that blessing an abortion clinic seems "antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life," noted the new abortion facility is located next to a popular charter elementary school, much to the outrage of pro-lifers...
  • Abuse After Cathedral's Quran Reading Prompts Police Investigation

    01/13/2017 6:05:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 1/13/17 | Harry Farley
    Offensive comments directed at clergy at St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow, have prompted a police investigation after the Quran was read at a service last week. Police Scotland confirmed it is investigating remarks after the Epiphany service contained a recitation from the Islamic holy book denying Jesus was the son of God – a key Christian doctrine. "Police Scotland will not tolerate any form of hate crime and encourages all communities to continue working together to ensure no one feels threatened or marginalised," a spokesman told Christian Today. Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth invited the reading from Madinah Javed, a law student...
  • Koran Verse Denying Jesus Was Son of God Sung in Scottish Cathedral

    01/11/2017 5:47:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/11/17 | Nick Hallet
    A passage from the Koran that denies one of the central tenets of the Christian faith was sung aloud at a cathedral service in Scotland. The passage from Surah 19, which specifically denies that Jesus was the Son of God and says He should not be worshipped, was sung during a Eucharist service at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow to mark the feast of the Epiphany. A video of the recital was posted on YouTube showing a girl singing the passage in a typical Islamic style. It narrates the Islamic account of the birth of Jesus, which includes the...
  • He is headed to the UN ![Charismatic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 8:11:48 AM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    A voice in the distance a wave in the air, But bearing no fruit except despair, A leader once of a country beloved, But now he attacks the messenger from above, The Dove of freedom he claims to hold, But truly in his hand is a hammer not gold, Denying The " T " ruth of "I AM "(JESUS), Causing grief to sacred land ! Soon he shall be revealed as that angel of old, That fell to the earth being vane and bold, His heart is black as his soul, But soon every one shall know, The Abomination about...
  • German Bishop Claims Catholic Church Could Start Giving Communion to Some Protestants Imminently

    01/10/2017 7:35:43 PM PST · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/9/17 | Jan Bentz
    January 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A German bishop is claiming that Communion for non-Catholics in mixed marriages is a very real possibility that could happen soon. Bishop Franz-Josef Bode of Osnabrück said in an interview with Evangelical Press Service (Evangelischer Pressedienst, EPD) that it is “not utopian” to think that there could be shared Communion between Catholics and Protestants in 2017. Within the framework of the “ecumenical jubilee of the Reformation” of Martin Luther, who published his 95 theses against the Church in 1517, Bishop Bode is an advocate of a “solution on our side for marriages with partners from...
  • The widow's mite a Pence to you[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/05/2017 9:19:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 12 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles, bible ^ | 1-5-17 | Jedediah,Holy Spirit
    The widows mite a Pence to you, But soon shall rise from where now it is viewed, Humility about to rise, Where wisdom lives and no demise, So watch My choice begin to show, When "others" preach a Trump to grow, Truly this Pence shall be my choice , A man of God that speaks only My voice, Luke 21:1-4Tree of Life Version Teaching in the Temple 21 Then Yeshua looked up and saw the rich dropping their gifts into the treasury box. 2 He also saw a poor widow dropping in two small copper coins. [a] 3 And He...
  • Shaker Group Founded in 1783 Has Just Two Members After Maine Woman Dies

    01/04/2017 5:37:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/3/17 | AP
    One of the last members of a nearly extinct religious society at Sabbathday Lake has died, a loss for a group that’s dwindled because members are celibateSister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of the nearly extinct religious society called the Shakers, has died. She was 89. Carr died Monday surrounded by family and friends in the dwelling house at the Shaker community at Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine after a brief battle with cancer, said Brother Arnold Hadd, one of the group’s two remaining members. “She had a death with dignity and love,” Hadd said Tuesday....
  • Word for the Bride by Bev Palmer(Charismatic Caucus)

    01/03/2017 4:01:44 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bev Palmer | bible
    Lord says, Run this race that has been set before you! Go for the Gold!! "My Beloved " I have already declared you spotless and blameless, crowned you with "Sapphires and Rubies." The Spirit and the Bride say come. I have paassed onn the baton