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  • Christian girl set alight for turning down Muslim man’s marriage proposal

    04/22/2018 5:03:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 29 replies
    Pakistan Today ^ | April 20, 2018
    –Sialkot’s Rizwan Gujjar torched Asma using petrol after she refused to renounce her faith and marry himLAHORE: A Christian girl was set ablaze by a Muslim man in Sialkot for “refusing to renounce her faith and marry him”, Pakistan Today has learnt. According to the girl’s father Yaqoob Masih, his 25-year-old daughter Asma used to work as a domestic help at the house of Saeeduz Zaman in Mohalla Pakpura area in Sialkot.“On April 17, my son Maqsood and I went to Zaman’s house around to meet Asma and to inquire after the health of Zaman’s mother. We were sitting in...
  • Boldness[charismatic Caucus]

    04/16/2018 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    You my children are my lightning bolts of boldness, and thunder of my presence as you declare my word for truly I watch over my word to perform it in the glory and majesty of who I AM. Therefore press forward for I have Already conquered the enemy for you by the The Cross. Dissolve the lies of the enemy with my word and declare grace to the mountains for my life is alive in you. • ACTS 17:28 For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your owr.cn poets have said, 'We are...
  • Episcopal Church Prepares to Tighten Screws on Traditional Marriage Proponents

    04/15/2018 11:06:01 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 4/9/18 | Jeffrey H. Walton
    Further evidence this week of the continued longevity of Fr. Richard John Neuhaus’ law: “Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed.” Officials in a handful of domestic Episcopal Church dioceses which have opted out of the denomination’s same-sex marriage liturgies are warily eying the denomination’s upcoming General Convention and the changes it may bring. Bishops and deputies will gather this July in Austin, Texas for the triennial governing convention. A multi-year process of revising the church’s Book of Common Prayer, last revised in 1979, is widely expected to begin at this gathering. Interestingly, the addition of...
  • Fully 20% Of Americans Now Have No Religious Identity

    04/12/2018 9:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2018 | Andrew Malcolm
    And church attendance by Roman Catholics is on the decline again. So, in fact, is the religious affiliation among Americans at large.The drop continues a long trend of declining attendance at mass. In the last three years, an average of only 39 percent of Catholics reported attending church in the past week. That’s down from an average of 45 percent just 10 years ago. And severely off from the mid-1900’s. In 1955, for instance, 75 percent of Catholics reported attending mass during the previous week.On the other side of the aisle, the new Gallup survey found that church attendance...
  • Does Calvinism Offer a Basis for the Assurance of Salvation?

    04/11/2018 8:47:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2018 | Randal Rauser
    Calvinism affirms a doctrine known as the perseverance of the saints according to which the truly regenerated disciple will persist in faith. In the words of the seventeenth-century Puritan William Secker, "Though Christians be not kept altogether from falling, yet they are kept from falling altogether."Calvinists insist that perseverance of the saints is a scriptural doctrine. As Paul says in Philippians 1:6: "he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."In addition, Calvinists have also often argued that perseverance has a clear pastoral advantage in that it grounds our...
  • Sweden's Lund Cathedral to Host First Catholic Mass Since Reformation

    04/09/2018 6:14:59 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 4/4/18 | Philippa Hitchen
    The decision by the Lutheran Church of Sweden to offer a temporary place of worship to a local Catholic parish reflects the spirit of Pope Francis' visit to the city in 2016 for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the Protestant ReformationThe medieval cathedral in the southern Swedish city of Lund will be the setting for a Catholic celebration of the Eucharist for the first time since the days of the Reformation. The chaplain of the Lutheran cathedral and the Catholic parish of St Thomas announced on Tuesday that the initiative follows on from the historic visit of Pope Francis to...
  • Church of England Goes Cashless for Worshippers’ Contributions

    04/06/2018 5:54:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 4/2/18 | Catherine Pepinster
    LONDON (RNS) — Like the widow offering small coins at the Temple in Luke’s Gospel, Christians have long been encouraged to not only pray but also make a financial contribution at their place of worship. The Church of England has now decided to make their financial transactions easier. Instead of expecting people to rummage for a few coins or bills, it plans to introduce cashless, contactless payments in its 16,000 churches and cathedrals. The payment machines will first be used for funeral fees, wedding notices or even to buy a coffee after the service. Later, people will also be able...
  • Archbishop of Wales Chooses EASTER to Cast Doubt on the Resurrection...

    04/01/2018 6:14:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 3/31/18 | Jonathon Petre
    * The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of ‘sowing confusion’* He said it was ‘terribly hard’ for people to grasp the idea of a bodily resurrection* The Archbishop, 65 was elected in September to head the Church in WalesOne of Britain’s leading Anglican clerics has sparked controversy by casting doubts over the Resurrection of Jesus – just days before Easter. The Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, has been accused of ‘sowing confusion’ over the biblical story that will be celebrated by millions around the world today. Asked in an interview about the New Testament account of Jesus...
  • A shift and acceleration coming in April[ Charismatic Caucus]

    03/26/2018 12:17:07 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    Bible ^ | Bible
    I saw a line between the month of march leading into April then Jesus on The throne as described in Ezekiel with the wheels within the wheels beneath him and The Spirit of The Lord in the wheels moving Him forward . Then I heard this word come forth . . . My kingdom has come upon the Earth now through my Chosen ones so get ready for a shift and acceleration in the spiritual realm for truly I AM about to shake all creation until all that is left is My Kingdom come. I saw many left behind as...
  • Irish Political Party Suspends Member of Parliament After She Votes Against Legalizing Abortion

    03/22/2018 6:51:26 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | March 22, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Irish Political Party Suspends Member of Parliament After She Votes Against Legalizing Abortion International   Micaiah Bilger   Mar 22, 2018   |   10:25AM    Dublin, Ireland Share this story: For voting to protect unborn babies’ lives, an Irish member of parliament has been suspended from her party. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Irish News reports TD Carol Nolan, a member of Sinn Féin, voted against her party Wednesday on the referendum of the Eighth Amendment, which protects unborn babies’ right to life.A referendum vote on the amendment is slated for May.Though her party supports legalizing abortion in Ireland, Nolan does...
  • IN GOD WE TRUST[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/22/2018 7:53:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Word of God ^ | 3-22-18 | bible
    I am about to teach the unteachable, in order to reach the unreachable . A dark cloud of my presence is about to descend upon the nation of "Trust in Me" and I shall take the coin from the fishes mouth in order to reveal to all mankind that my providence is true and faithful. Many nations are about to enter into the valley of The Reverential Fear of The Lord and discover I AM THEIR TRUE PROVIDER ! Catacombs of my glory shall rise up in the midst of my children of light and they shall manifest The fullness...
  • The Erroneous Notion That Is Causing an Exodus From the Church

    03/21/2018 7:22:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/21/2018 | Christopher Benek
    People are fleeing the institutional church and there should be no question as to why this exodus is happening. The vast majority of people who claim to represent God in the United States have been perpetuating a Biblical misconception that has been leading the church into decline for decades. That erroneous notion is Escapism Theology. Escapism theology is the concept that humanity needs to get away from this mess we call Earth and go "home" to Heaven. I hear this kind of verbiage all of the time from church leaders almost everywhere. They say things like: "Accept Jesus as your...
  • ACNA’s Anglo-Catholic Crisis- A Case Study in Anglo-Catholic issues

    03/21/2018 7:13:01 AM PDT · by NRx · 1 replies
    Anglicanorum Coetibus Society ^ | 03-21-2018 | Simon Dennerly
    After Monday’s article about the Anglican Church in North America’s  Anglo-Catholic section, the Missionary Diocese of All Saints contemplating leaving the ACNA we received a statement from the Sufferage Bishop of MDAS, Richard W. Lipka: ” I want to be clear that we have not made any decision to leave ACNA. We have simply begun to explore relationships with other  non-papal Catholic entities”An ACNA clergy source, which wishes to remain anonymous, has stated they do want to leave, but they need some place to go to. Despite members of the MDAS clergy making enquires with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair...
  • Pro-LGBT Lutheran Seminary President Unceremoniously Purged for Leading Ex-Gay Group 17 Years Ago

    03/18/2018 3:12:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/18/2018 | Tyler O' Neil
    Less than a year after Theresa F. Latini was hired as the first president of United Lutheran Seminary in Pennsylvania last April, she was unceremoniously ousted from the institution of higher learning after news broke that she once led a Christian ministry helping believers overcome same-sex attraction. She left that organization in 2001 and has since sworn off the idea that LGBT people can reject their identities, but that did not save her from ideological cleansing.United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) was formed in 2017, as a merger between two seminaries in Gettysburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Latini was named its first...
  • Justified By Love[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/16/2018 2:04:38 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible ^ | 3-16-18 | bible
    Justification is but one word ~ "Love" and in this miracle all others shall be found for even My spirits hang upon this lamp stand(Menorah) of Eternal Truth "God is Love" ~ Elohim Ahavah . . . Matthew 22:37-40 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the great and first commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
  • Lutheran seminary president ousted in controversy over past "conversion therapy" work

    03/15/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by lightman · 56 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 14 March A.D. 2018 | Charles Thompson
    A prominent Lutheran seminary with two campuses in Pennsylvania is having a stormy moment of reckoning over the early-career, "conversion therapy" work by its first-year president. That moment reached a climax at the United Lutheran Seminary Wednesday, with the school's board of trustees voting to end the Rev. Theresa F. Latini's tenure as president. Latini, who answered some questions from PennLive via email Wednesday night, called the board's action unfair. "I have been scapegoated by an historically divided institution resistant to unification," she wrote, "and have been given little chance to respond to the accusations against me." United Lutheran Seminary...
  • Luther: The Musician; The great reformer did more than write theology.

    03/10/2018 7:56:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 03/09/2018 | Colin Holman
    Next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise. ... But any who remain unaffected [by music] are clodhoppers indeed and are fit to hear only the words of dung-poets and the music of pigs.” As might be guessed, these are the words of Martin Luther, the reformer who didn’t mince words. But in more ironic words before these, he said this about music: "Looking at music itself, you will find that from the beginning of the world it has been instilled and implanted in all creatures, individually and collectively. ... Music is still more wonderful in living...
  • Harvard Has Abandoned God and Its Christian Principles

    03/09/2018 7:44:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/09/2018 | Ron Henzel
    When Kelly Monroe Kullberg's book, Finding God at Harvard, came out in 1996, those who followed The New York Times' Best Sellers could not miss the title's reference. Several years earlier, Ari Goldman's The Search for God at Harvard (1991) not only made the list but was named a "Notable Book of the Year" by the Times. The difference between the two books is stark. Goldman's spotlights a Harvard where religion is celebrated, as long as it is not the Christianity of the school's founders, especially with its claim to salvation exclusively through Christ. Kullberg's spotlights Christians whose faith survived...
  • Police Consider Investigation into Former Archbishop as CofE Braced for More Revelations of Abuse

    03/08/2018 6:13:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 3/5/18 | Harry Farley
    The Church of England is bracing itself for more revelations of how senior figures covered up child sex abuse with police considering whether to press charges against the former archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey. Anglican leaders will come under the most intense scrutiny they have faced over their handling of abuse allegations as the Church goes before the independent inquiry into child sex abuse for the next three weeks. Police are considering whether to launch an investigation against the former archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, after he was forced to step down as an honorary bishop last year. Carey was...
  • POSTURE

    03/06/2018 7:16:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies
    Your posture before me is the door opener to all you hear and say through My spirit , for truly it is the Gethsemane(garden) experience of total surrender and the ability to sit quietly before your King of kings that allows Me to become Lord over everything in your life as you lay them all before me holding nothing back ! I AM your answer and bank of knowledge but without intimacy with me, your understanding will be lacking the eyes to see and the ears to hear all I have to speak into your life for I AM giving...