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    10/26/2016 10:19:22 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 1 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/27/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • George Washington's Hope and Prayer

    10/26/2016 8:47:34 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    President George Washington, on April 30, 1789, delivered his famous Inaugural Address to both Houses of Congress. He had just taken the oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, with his hand upon a Bible opened to Deuteronomy, Chapter 28: Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations and whose providential aides...
  • Pope Francis: ‘God promised the land to the people of Israel’

    10/26/2016 7:20:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 17 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/26/2016 | LAHAV HARKOV, TOVAH LAZAROFF
    In dramatic vote, UNESCO Jerusalem resolution passes with slim support Knesset Speaker asks Vatican to join battle against UNESCO’s denial of history Israeli Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation Ayoub Kara felt the pontiff was sending a direct message to UNESCO. Pope Francis with Ayoub Kara at the Vatican on October 26, 2016. (photo credit:AYOUB KARA) God promised the Holy Land to the people of Israel, Pope Francis said during a public address at the Vatican in Rome on Wednesday in a speech about migration. “The people of Israel, who from Egypt, where they were enslaved, walked through the desert...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    10/26/2016 7:11:54 PM PDT · by Hiskid · 5 replies
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  • GA Governor Demands Pastor Hand Over His Sermons—and His Bible

    10/26/2016 6:33:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 10/26/16 | J.P. Duffy and Alice Chao
    Family Research Council (FRC) today expressed outrage after the State of Georgia issued a legal demand that Dr. Eric Walsh, a lay pastor, hand over his sermons, sermon notes and all pastoral documentation, including his Bible. FRC launched a petition today at that calls on Governor Deal to "correct this egregious over-reach of the state into church affairs." "This demand for Dr. Eric Walsh's sermons, sermons notes and ministerial documentation is an alarming display of government intrusion into the sanctity of the church, pastor's study and pulpit," said Tony Perkins, Family Research Council president and himself an ordained pastor....
  • Prayer Specifically for Election Day Safety

    10/26/2016 6:21:10 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 5 replies
    As if all the rigged machinery and other such things aren't enough of a headache to worry about -- I am also concerned about what theatrics might be carried out on Election Day itself in terms of discouraging people (namely people like us) from coming out to VOTE (namely for Trump) -- The world is watching. Freedom-loving people EVERYWHERE are holding their breath especially! We really need to pull this off and the fact of the matter is... We can't. At least NOT ON OUR OWN. We need help from God like never before.
  • Russian Experts Will Work in Palestine to Save the Oak of Mamre Mentioned in Bible

    10/26/2016 6:17:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Interfax ^ | 10/24/16
    Moscow, October 24, Interfax - Works on conserving the Oak of Mamre from decay are conducted in the representation of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Hevron (the West bank of the Jordan river). Experts of the National Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences The Nikitsky Botanic Garden, St. Petersburg Forestry University, and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod are attracted to participate in the work. The Oak of Mamre is mentioned in the Bible, according to which the Holy Trinity visited Abraham near the tree. The experts will treat the tree with special material protecting it from decay,...
  • Prelate: US Bears ‘Moral Responsibility’ Toward Iraq

    10/26/2016 6:07:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    The Chaldean Catholic archbishop of Erbil said that the United States government bears a moral responsibility towards Christians and other minorities in Iraq. Over 100,000 Christians fled to Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, as the Islamic State advanced on Mosul in 2014. Calling for American aid to the Mosul region as it is liberated from the Islamic State, Archbishop Bashar Warda said that the US government should “play a role in protecting the minorities, because we’ve seen that, due to this American intervention in 2003, they have a moral responsibility, really, to finish the whole job in a decent...
  • Swiss Christian Nursing Home Must Allow Assisted Suicide

    10/26/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/26/16 | Simon Caldwell
    A Christian nursing home in Switzerland must allow assisted suicide or lose its charitable statusA Swiss court has ruled that a Christian nursing home must either permit assisted suicide on its premises or give up its charitable status. The nursing home, which is run by the Salvation Army, the UK-based Christian charity, lost a legal challenge to new assisted suicide rules. The regulations, introduced about a year ago, compel charities caring for the sick and elderly to offer assisted suicide when a patient or resident requests it. The nursing home objected on the grounds that the law violated the core...
  • Arrivederci, Italia: Italian Bishops Throw in with Belial [Catholic Caucus]

    10/26/2016 5:06:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 26, 2016 | HIllary White
    One of the most important tasks of journalists is to learn to read “signals” in politics, and this week, the Italian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CEI) has sent up an unusually clear one. CEI has demonstrated that they not only have little interest in the spiritual nature of their role, but has this week officially thrown its collective lot in with the country’s most toxic anti-Catholics of the extreme far left. The Italian Catholic writer Miguel Cuartero Samperi wrote in the online journal Roma Giornale Online that CEI is joining with the militant extreme left Italian Radical Party in the...
  • Pastor Defends Having a Late-Term Abortion: “It Was the Right Course of Action for Me”

    10/26/2016 4:42:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Life News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Another woman with a painful pregnancy story defended her late-term abortion this week in reaction to Donald Trump’s remarks at the last presidential debate. During the Oct. 19 debate, Trump exposed the brutal nature of late-term abortions and the extremism of pro-abortion challenger Hillary Clinton, who supports late-term and partial-birth abortions up until birth. “I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now you can say that that’s...
  • Catholic Caucus: Prayers for canonization continue at 32nd Father Walter Ciszek Day

    10/26/2016 4:39:29 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    Republican Herald ^ | 10.17.16 | Mark Gilger Jr.
    SHENANDOAH — Nearly every pew at St. Casimir Roman Catholic Church was filled Sunday afternoon for the 32nd annual celebration of Father Walter Ciszek Day. The annual Mass commemorates the life and death of Ciszek, whose cause for canonization is being investigated by the Catholic Church. St. Casimir is the worship center of Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Church. It is also where Ciszek was baptized, confirmed and received First Holy Communion. “Please continue to pray that Father Walter Ciszek be elevated to sainthood in our lifetime so that we may celebrate together,” Monsigner Ronald C. Bocian said. He attributed the...
  • CDF instruction on cremation-affirming the status quo while opening the door to further concessions.

    10/26/2016 4:21:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | October 26, 2016 | Augustinus
    >>... the conservation of the ashes of the departed in a domestic residence is not permitted. Only in grave and exceptional cases dependent on cultural conditions of a localized nature, may the Ordinary, in agreement with the Episcopal Conference or the Synod of Bishops of the Oriental Churches, concede permission for the conservation of the ashes of the departed in a domestic residence. Nonetheless, the ashes may not be divided among various family members and due respect must be maintained regarding the circumstances of such a conservation.<< This permission should be seen in the context of the contemporary situation of...

    10/26/2016 3:41:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies ^ | October 24, 2016 | Joe Doyle
    On Thursday, October 20, 2016, three Catholic institutions, one in New York, and two in Boston, held fundraising galas which reveal, effectively, the current, debilitated state of American Catholicism, and mark yet another milestone in its spiritual and moral decline. In all three venues, the sponsoring Catholic entity showcased public figures who promote the murder of pre-born children, the deformity of marriage, the normalization of sodomy, the corruption of minors with contraceptives, the imposition of gender ideology, the coercion of Catholic consciences in the matter of abortifacient coverage, and the legal punishment of Christians who refuse to service pseudo-marriage ceremonies....
  • No More Conservatives

    The trouble with the terms even when they were useful was that they were moving targets. One could only be a “conservative” or a “liberal” in comparison to someone else. It was a sliding scale, and your position on it depended on where you were standing on the line – or who was standing next to you. So, a guy like archbishop Gomez got called a “conservative” (or sometimes an “archconservative” depending on who was doing the labelling) when he went to Los Angeles to take over for the uber “liberal” heretic Mahoney. And when Gomez would say or do...
  • Prayers up for my son

    10/26/2016 12:59:49 PM PDT · by Mercat · 46 replies
    Mercat vanity ^ | 10/26/2016 | mercat
    Please ping this to the prayer thread. Our son has been having serious health issues ever since he was laid off last June. He's being offered a job but may still need surgery as well as physical therapy, both of which may make it difficult to work in a new position. Please keep him in your prayers as he tries to get employment to support his family and stay well.
  • Hispanic Pastor: Hillary Clinton’s Pro-Abortion Position Worse Than Donald Trump’s Border Wall

    10/26/2016 9:06:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez urged his fellow Hispanics in America to consider Hillary Clinton’s radical pro-abortion position before voting in November. Rodriguez, a strong pro-life advocate in the Hispanic American community and the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, emailed supporters Monday to explain how extreme Clinton’s abortion policies are, the Christian Post reports. “Latinos are pro-life. Latinos, whether they be Evangelical or Catholic, must never sacrifice truth on the altar of political expediency,” Rodriguez wrote. “By asking for our support, Sec. Clinton is asking us to sacrifice our most cherished values. She is asking us to defy...
  • Christian University Comes Under Fire for Partnering With Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    10/26/2016 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | October 25, 2016 | Students for Life
    The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis details a conversation between a senior demon Screwtape to his nephew and apprentice Wormwood on how to make sure the “patient” compromises his values and morals. It’s eerily close to our current world, where evil infiltrates the very institutions that are supposed to be churning out well-formed pro-life individuals. Instead, we see Christian colleges and universities partnering with Planned Parenthood, allowing the students in their care to be educated by the nation’s largest abortion provider. Recently, we exposed an internship with Planned Parenthood that Texas Christian University was offering for school credit to their...
  • Passing on a Godly Heritage

    10/26/2016 9:01:18 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "From childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (2 Tim. 3:15). Planting and nurturing the seed of God’s Word in a child’s mind can produce an abundant spiritual harvest. Not long ago I met with a group of Christian leaders to consider several candidates for a significant ministry position. During our meeting it dawned on me that each candidate's father was a prominent pastor. Each candidate had grown up in a family that daily taught and exemplified biblical truth. That illustrates...
  • The Law Reveals Sin

    10/26/2016 9:00:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “What shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be! On the contrary, I would not have come to know sin except through the Law; for I would not have known about coveting if the Law had not said, ‘You shall not covet’” (Romans 7:7). God’s holy standard exposes man’s rebellious heart. So far in Romans, Paul has told us what the law can’t do: it can’t save us (3—5) or sanctify us (6). At this point the apostle anticipates and answers a question that naturally arises: What, then, was the purpose of the law? Was it...
  • Black Pastor: Pro-Abortion “Hillary Clinton as President Will be an Unmitigated Disaster for Our..

    10/26/2016 8:54:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Black Pastor: Pro-Abortion “Hillary Clinton as President Will be an Unmitigated Disaster for Our Country” Four years ago Bishop E.W. Jackson released an explosive video, seen by millions, compelling black voters – especially Christians – to abandon the Democratic Party. In a new video released this weekend Jackson claims that poverty, violence and family breakdown in the inner cities, are the direct result of Democrat policies. The Bishop says, “Their policies have rewarded the absence of men in the home, disintegrated the black family, contributed to more black poverty, gangs, crime, violence and rampant drug addiction.” Speaking to...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    10/26/2016 7:20:52 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 10 replies
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  • Conforming to God’s Holiness (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    10/26/2016 5:43:04 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 10/26/2016
    God is called holy not only because of what He does, but also because of who He is. Originally the term referred more to God’s being than His action or behavior. For us to be called saints (“holy ones”), we must have a catharsis. We must be made clean. No unclean thing can stand before the presence of a holy God. That which is unclean is profane in His eyes. For us to be holy to God, our unclean, unholy moral imperfection msut be purged and our sin removed from us. That is why the absolutely necessary condition for redemption...

    10/25/2016 11:08:39 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/26/2016 | Self
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Pope CalvinLuther institutes the dogma of Total Depravity

    10/25/2016 7:35:18 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    non veni pacem ^ | October 25, 2016
    Can we at least agree that a Lutheran cannot be pope? HERE Francis yesterday continued his twisting of the One True Faith by demonstrating, once again, that Calvinist/Lutheran theology is at the core of his own false religion. All the “mercy” that Francis talks about is NOT the mercy of God, but rather a false mercy, because it is grounded in this false idea of Total Depravity. You absolutely MUST understand Total Depravity, and why it is false, if you want to make sense of how Francis operates. First, here are the comments from yesterday: HERE “Behind an attitude of...
  • A statue of Luther in the Vatican and a new papal definition of ‘lukewarm’

    10/25/2016 7:22:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 25, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    Pope Francis will travel to Lund, Sweden, next week to assist in the launch of a yearlong commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 theses to the door of the castle church of Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. In a lead-up event at the Vatican on October 13, the Pope received a group of 1,000 Lutherans and Catholics from Germany in the Vatican’s Paul VI hall and addressed them from the stage where a statue of Luther was erected. The sight came as a shock to many Catholics because Luther was excommunicated and his theses...
  • Archdiocese of Zagreb forbids Cardinal Burke the Old Latin Mass [Catholic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 7:14:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | October 23, 2016
    Cardinal Raymond Burke will be in Croatia until Wednesday to present his book on the Eucharist, that has just appeared in Croatian. Tomorrow evening he will give a keynote speech at the conference "Tradfest" in Zagreb. His topic is „The Gospel of Life and a New Evangelization“. "Tradfest" describes itself as “an unapologetic festival of traditional and conservative ideas in contrast to so called ‘progressive’ and militant secularist ideas and policies“. Tomorrow at 5 pm Cardinal Burke was supposed to celebrate the Old Latin Mass in the small church St. Martin near the Cathedral of Zagreb. The Low Mass has...
  • Pope Francis's Edict on Climate Change Has Fallen on Closed Ears, Study Finds

    10/25/2016 4:45:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/24/16 | Nicola Davis
    Hailed as a significant call for action, the pope’s encyclical has not had the anticipated rallying effect on public opinion, researchers have foundThe pope’s call for action on climate change has fallen on closed ears, research suggests. A study by researchers in the US has found that right-leaning Catholics who had heard of the pope’s message were less concerned about climate change and its effects on the poor than those who had not, and had a dimmer view of the pope’s credibility. “The pope and his papal letter failed to rally any broad support on climate change among the US...
  • Celibacy For Priests. The Defense Takes the Floor

    10/25/2016 4:39:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Chiesa Online ^ | 10/24/16 | Sandro Magister
    It will not be discussed at a synod, but pressure is growing in favor of the ordination of married men. The most highly esteemed of the Italian theologians has puts a spotlight on the question in an authoritative magazine. And he is opting to hold on to celibacy: not only “opportune,” but “necessary” ROME, October 24, 2016 – Interviewed a few days ago by Gianni Cardinale for the newspaper of the Italian episcopal conference, “Avvenire,” the secretary general of the synod of bishops, Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, confirmed that the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the new session in 2018...
  • Irish Archbishop: We Shouldn’t Try to Define the Family

    10/25/2016 4:35:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    LifeSite news ^ | 10/25/16 | Claire Chretien
    DUBLIN, Ireland, October 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — We must not “allow ourselves to be become entangled in trying to produce definitions of the family” because different cultural values mean family “cannot be defined simply,” the Archbishop of Dublin said in a speech preparing for the 2018 World Meeting of Families. Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who has previously said the controversial exhortation Amoris Laetitia will be the “core resource” for the family life conference’s catechesis, lamented that one of the problems with the world is that we “judge things in black and white.” He suggested that this is at odds with...
  • Orbán Urges Europeans to Stand Against ‘Sovietisation’ of EU, Maintain Continent’s Christian Roots

    10/25/2016 4:30:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/16 | Virginia Hale
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán urged Europeans to stand against the “Sovietisation” of Europe and said the continent must close its borders to migrants, at an event Sunday commemorating the anti-communist uprising of 1956.Warning that the European Union (EU) must not be turned into a “modern age empire”, Mr. Orbán defended the nation state and insisted the continent should hold on to its Christian roots. “People who love their freedom must save Brussels from Sovietisation, from people who want to tell us who we should live with in our countries,” the Prime Minister told the crowd gathered in Budapest. He...
  • VIDEO: Encouragement for all Trump supporting patriots

    "If God can part the Red Sea, then He can handle the Soros voting machines."
  • Albert Mohler Sees God’s Sovereignty in a Time of Darkening Skies

    10/25/2016 9:26:56 AM PDT · by Sam's Army · 3 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 10/25/16 | Rick Plasterer
    Southern Baptist theologian and Southern Seminary President Albert Mohler spoke to a Christian Legal Society meeting in Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday, Oct. 20, concerning the current crisis confronting Christian life in contemporary America, and what Christian lawyers, in particular, might consider in their now crucial roles. He began by noting that every Christian should be a “would be lawyer,” and vice versa. There will be “many moments of common urgency.” ..."Mohler held that there are two ways that a nation can secularize. It can 1) reject theism outright, or 2) adopt a secular worldview while remaining formally...
  • Vatican bans cremation ashes scattering in new guidelines

    10/25/2016 9:08:06 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 66 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/25/16
    It said the Church could not "condone attitudes or permit rites that involve erroneous ideas about death, such as considering death as the definitive annihilation of the person, or the moment of fusion with Mother Nature or the universe, or as a stage in the cycle of regeneration, or as the definitive liberation from the 'prison' of the body". The guidelines reiterated that Catholics who chose to be cremated "for reasons contrary to the Christian faith" must be denied a Christian funeral. The Vatican also stressed that "the Church continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the...
  • Key Ecumenical Bishop: “The Reformation Was a Great Misunderstanding, We All Got it Wrong”

    10/25/2016 9:04:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | October 24, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    In a new interview in Crux, Auxiliary Bishop William Kenney of Birmingham, England — co-chair of the international dialogue between the Lutheran World Federation and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity — offers us a glimpse of what to expect in Lund, Sweden, on October 31, when Pope Francis joins the LWF to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s a long interview, and much of it is background on the event, but what really stood out what this:
  • Catholic Primate says church should welcome ‘new unions’ [Catholic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | October 22, 2016 | Ciaran D'Arcy
    The Catholic Primate of Ireland has said people in “new relationships and unions” should be welcomed into the church. Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin made the comments at a conference celebrating “family and family life”, in preparation for Ireland’s hosting of the World Meeting of Families in 2018. “The Synod [OF BISHOPS]was clear that we need to be mindful of those who have begun new relationships and unions, and find sincere and truthful ways of welcoming and including them in the life and worshipping community of the church,” he told some 700 delegates at DCU St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra on...
  • Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia: I admire the integrity of Muslim women who wear hijab

    10/25/2016 7:49:59 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 25 Oct 16 | Robert Spencer
    It’s a common and recurring tendency among conservative Catholics to be complacent regarding the jihad threat because of a desire to see Muslims as allies in a culture war against all-encroaching and authoritarian secularism. This idea is based on ignorance of or indifference to the fact that, with its polygamy, divorce at a word, sexual slavery of Infidel women, allowance for wife-beating, tolerance for early abortion, and more, Islamic sexual morality is hardly akin to Catholic sexual morality. There is also a tendency, which is also found all over the West outside the Catholic Church, to assume that various concepts,...
  • BREAKING: Cardinal Kasper: Can the ‘remarried’ now receive communion? ‘Yes. Period.’

    10/25/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Jan Bentz
    In a recent publication of the German journal Stimmen der Zeit (Journal for Christian Culture), Cardinal Walter Kasper published an article calling Amoris Laetitia a “paradigm shift” in the Church’s teaching. “Amoris Laetitia: Break or Beginning” is the title of a recent scientific article by Kasper in which he analyzes the post-synodal exhortation and provides his opinion on the right hermeneutic in reading it. In the first part called “Discussion regarding the binding character,” Kasper critiques Cardinal Raymond Burke for his statement that post-synodal documents by the Pope are not necessarily binding. Instead, Kasper states, “This position is refuted by...
  • Heeding God's Warnings

    10/25/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "By [Thy judgments] Thy servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward" (Ps. 19:11). Heeding God’s warnings brings spiritual protection and great joy. Psalm 19:11 concludes David's hymn on the sufficiency of Scripture. How appropriate that it ends noting the value of God's warning, because guarding His people against temptation, sin, error, foolishness, false teachers, and every other threat to their spiritual well-being is a major concern to God. For example, God said to the prophet Ezekiel, "Now as for you, son of man, I have appointed you a watchman for the house of Israel; so you will...
  • The Heart of the Gospel

    10/25/2016 7:35:25 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law” (Romans 3:28). Being dead in sin, man is unable to save himself. As we’ve seen this month, the most serious problem facing the human race is not the destruction of the environment, crime, or the threat of nuclear war; it is sin. The former threaten us with physical death, the latter with spiritual death. Thus it follows that the greatest news ever known is that “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1 Tim. 1:15). Hell may be the destiny of man,...
  • American Jesuits Are in a Free Fall, and the Crisis is Getting Worse

    10/25/2016 7:22:46 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | July 29, 2016 | Patrick Reilly
    Excitement is building for Jesuits worldwide as their general congregation to elect a new superior general is quickly approaching this fall. The election presents an important opportunity for them to reflect on the future of the Society of Jesus — and to address serious concerns. Even under a Jesuit Pope, the order suffers from a steady decline in membership, dissent and moral confusion within its ranks, and a widening gulf between many Jesuit universities and the Church. Perhaps that’s why there has been so much attention lately to the announcement that 20 new Jesuit priests were ordained this year in...
  • Controversial Christian cartoonist [Jack Chick]...dies aged 92 [trunc]

    10/25/2016 6:51:26 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 144 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10.25.16 | Ted Thornhill
    Full title: Controversial Christian cartoonist [Jack Chick] who mocked minorities and said Harry Potter was satanic dies aged 92. Jack T. Chick died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday evening His cartoon tracts vilified secular society, evolution and homosexuality They portrayed rock music and Harry Potter as literal traps of the Devil
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • New Jesuit Superior: a Marxist Revolutionary

    10/25/2016 6:15:04 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Choosing-Him ^ | October 21, 2016
    Hours after Cardinal Bergoglio was elected Pope, Rorate was the first to bring you inside information from Argentina on what to expect (The Horror: A Buenos Aires Journalist describes Bergoglio). Now, Rorate, surrounded by friends around the globe, has been contacted by a Venezuelan source, eager to tell the world what exactly to expect of the new Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (the Pope's own religious society), Fr. Arturo Sosa Abascal, based on his experience in his native land, now wrecked by the Socialism brought on, in great measure, by Marxist "Catholics". In reality, the current situation in Venezuela,...
  • Prayer for Our American Heroes and Our Nation

    10/25/2016 2:34:51 AM PDT · by Jeanbl · 9 replies
    October 25, 2016 | Jeanbl
    “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 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. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40 . . . If anyone says, “I love God”, and hates his brother, he is a liar…. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his...

    10/24/2016 10:00:44 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 41 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/25/2016 | SELF
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP and Vice Presidential candidate MIKE PENCE. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • United Church of Christ Pastor Celebrates Planned Parenthood, Prays for “Right to Choose”

    10/24/2016 6:28:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | October 24, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    One of the key principles of the Christian faith is that all human lives are valuable because they are created in the image of God, and therefore killing an innocent human being is a grave evil. However, a few Christians stray from these teachings and argue that women should have a “right” to abort their unborn child’s life. Neichelle Guidry Jones, a United Church of Christ pastor from Chicago, is one of them. Last week, she praised and prayed for Planned Parenthood as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, Charisma News reports. “We celebrate today that on Oct. 16, 1916, Margaret...
  • Behind the Bronze Doors: Soros Radicals collude with Vatican

    10/24/2016 6:07:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | October 24, 2016 | Elizabeth Yore
    WikiLeaks Release! More Podesta Emails Drip, drip, drip. The Tiber is overflowing with leaks from WikiLeaks documents which reveal the relationship between notorious George Soros operatives and high level Vatican prelates. They expose that the enemy scaled the Vatican wall and is now ensconced behind the Bronze Doors of St. Peter’s. In August 2016, the first batch of shocking emails were disclosed in the DCLeaks dump which uncovered George Soros’ Open Society documents confirming the close collaboration between Soros operatives and the Vatican, highlighted in a Soros Open Society U.S. Board Meeting Report in May 2015. The notes discussed the...
  • Muslims Stage Massive Protest, Chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Outside Rome’s Colosseum

    10/24/2016 5:54:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/16 | Thomas Williams
    Thousands of Muslims gathered in protest outside Rome’s Colosseum Friday after Italian authorities shut down a number of so-called “garage mosques” to avoid young people becoming radicalized. The Muslim community of Rome chose the iconic Colosseum, a worldwide symbol of Christian persecution and martyrdom, to stage their demonstration against the alleged shutting down by police of illegal places of Muslim worship in the city. An imam led the group in chanting “Allahu Akbar,” which means in Arabic “God is great,” as they prostrated themselves on the ground. Many Roman citizens were visibly disturbed by the protest, noting that in its...
  • Permanent Imam Is Appointed at Hagia Sophia

    10/24/2016 5:48:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | 10/21/16 | Philip Chrysopoulos
    The position of Imam at Hagia Sophia that was established in 1936 but remained vacant for years has now been filled, as a permanent Imam has been appointed. “Now out of the four minarets of Hagia Sophia we will be hearing the voice of the Imam five times a day when until now it was only twice a day,” Turkish media reported. According to the decision of the Mufti of Fatih district and the Religious Affairs Service where Hagia Sophia belongs, the new permanent Imam will be responsible for all prayers of the day, Eleftheros Typos newspaper reports. Hagia Sophia,...