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  • An Update on Dr. Sproul’s Health

    12/10/2017 1:16:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    ligonier ^ | 12/10/17 | Nathan Bingham
    Dr. Sproul is not improving as we had hoped and so these next few days are critical. He has a fever today due to the infection he has been fighting. Moreover, he is not decreasing in his reliance on the ventilator to support his breathing. Your prayers in behalf of Dr. Sproul are deeply appreciated. They mean so much to the family and all who love R.C. We will keep you informed here on the blog and on Facebook and Twitter if his condition changes.
  • God’s Plan for Mike Pence

    12/05/2017 11:17:37 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 60 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/05/17 | McKay Coppins
    No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all....that he recognizes the absurdity of his situation; that he knows just what sort of man he’s working for; that while things may look bad now, there is a grand purpose at work here, a plan that will manifest itself in due time. Let not your hearts be troubled, he seems to be saying. I’ve got this... Richard Land, the president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary and one of Trump’s faith advisers, told me. “I don’t know anyone who’s more consistent in bringing his...
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Ličge to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Penetrating the Box

    12/03/2017 5:51:40 AM PST · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Grace To You ^ | 3 Dec 2017 | John MacArthur
    "God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son" (Heb. 1:1-2). Man can’t discover God on his own; God must reveal Himself to man. Since the beginning of time, man has deceived himself by thinking he can discover God through various religions. But in reality, man lives in a box enclosed within the walls of time and space. God is outside the box, and man senses He's there but can't get to Him. Each new religion is but another...
  • Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

    12/01/2017 10:05:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 12/1/17 | Alan Cowell
    A prominent Anglican cleric and gay rights campaigner known for contentious gestures has urged believers to pray for Prince George — age 4, and third in line to the throne — to find the love “of a fine young gentleman” when he grows up so as to advance the cause of same-sex marriage in church. Coming just days after Prince Harry — George’s uncle, and fifth in line — announced his engagement to Meghan Markle, a divorced American actress, the suggestion by the Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth seemed to illuminate once more the role of royal romance in Britain’s imagination...
  • Washington Metro Catches Catholic Church Sending Message

    11/29/2017 10:36:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Just over a month ago, an organization sent the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority an advertisement it was ready to pay good money to post on the backs and sides of Metro buses. The ad used only four words: "Find the Perfect Gift." These words were spelt out in the main message of the proposed ad as well as in a web address (FindThePerfectGift.org) printed beside it. Two of the words also appeared in a social-media hashtag printed at the bottom of the ad (#PerfectGift). Now had this advertisement been produced by Macy's, Nordstrom or Target -- to draw traffic...
  • The cheek of it: US tourists held for baring bums at Thai temple

    11/29/2017 6:24:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    AFP ^ | November 29, 2017 | Staff
    Two American tourists have been held for "inappropriate behaviour" after sharing photos of them baring their buttocks at a famous Bangkok temple, Thai police said Wednesday, as the ruling junta cracks down on insults to Buddhism. The pair, Joseph and Travis Dasilva, both 38, uploaded pictures on November 24 of their bared backsides at Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) to Instagram.
  • George Washington's solution for sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 3:15:25 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    CURE e-mail | November 28, 2017 | Star Parker
    The avalanche of sexual harassment claims, with new ones pouring forth daily, leads me to the wisdom of George Washington's observation in his farewell address in 1796: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. ... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be managed without religion." You may say, "There you go again, Star. Waving your Bible." But is there a better answer for dealing with this problem? Society, all human life, is guided by rules. The only question before us is: What are the rules...
  • Washington Metro Catches Catholic Church Sending Message

    11/29/2017 1:23:21 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    Just over a month ago, an organization sent the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority an advertisement it was ready to pay good money to post on the backs and sides of Metro buses. The ad used only four words: "Find the Perfect Gift." These words were spelt out in the main message of the proposed ad as well as in a web address (FindThePerfectGift.org) printed beside it. Two of the words also appeared in a social-media hashtag printed at the bottom of the ad (#PerfectGift). Now had this advertisement been produced by Macy's, Nordstrom or Target -- to draw traffic...
  • Swedish Church OKs Gender-Neutral Worship, Neuters Holy Father

    11/28/2017 2:12:43 PM PST · by Thalean · 14 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Nov 28, 2017 | John Whitaker
    Antje Jackelén, Bishop of Lund and head of Sweden’s Church, now says that God the Holy Father may be worshiped in a gender neutral way. This means that pastors are no longer obliged to pray “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” but can substitute the classical liturgical incantation for something like “in the name of God, the Trinity”. Likewise, pastors and other politically correct worshipers may replace pronoun references to the Holy Father with “hen”, a gender neutral Swedish pronoun. This would be somewhat akin to translate the English Bible to say “and It/They...
  • Merry Christmas is back at the White House (tr)

    11/27/2017 11:18:56 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    On Monday, the Trump family debuted their holiday card, which wishes Americans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, instead of the generic, more politically correct, 'Happy Holidays.' That's different from last year's card sent out by President Obama, which included a family photo and wished Americans a 'joyous holiday season.' The Trump card is signed by President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and even 11-year-old Barron and was displayed in the White House's 'Bookseller's' area, as the Christmas decorations were unveiled today. The Merry Christmas card keeps Trump's pledge to 'say Merry Christmas again' when he campaigned. He...
  • The Paradox of Abundance

    11/23/2017 11:52:37 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    Life is funny. As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers. But as we age, a whole host of desires and ambitions begin to take shape in our minds. For the most part, whether we want to admit it or not, those ambitions generally center around wealth and social status. These things replace the womb as the object of our desires, and give rise to an almost insatiable desire for more. As we sit down with our families this Thanksgiving, perhaps it is time for us to put things into...
  • Science edges closer to Bible account of Adam and Eve

    11/21/2017 10:37:04 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    WND ^ | 11/20/2017 | na
    'Since the Torah is the basic fabric of reality it cannot be hidden forever'! Scientists are coming closer and closer to the Bible, as more evidence arises of its accuracy, according to a report in Breaking Israel News. Science now supports the biblical account of the first man and woman in that it recognizes “Mitrochondrial Eve” and “Y-Chromosomal Adams,” the report said. BIN reports end times expert Rabbi Pinchas Winston describes the developing scientific view as “signal of redemption.” “During the exile there was great Hester Panim – a hiding of God’s face,” he told BIN. “As a result the...
  • Gun Homicide Rate Drops When Good People Carry Firearms

    11/20/2017 3:57:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov 20, 2017 | John Cylc
    As the outrage, sadness and shock of the Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs Baptist Church shootings fade, we find ourselves back in a spot where a familiar political and cultural battle has been occurring. On one side you have the anti-gun crowd, Democrats primarily, supported by an overwhelming majority of mainstream news people. The opposing side gives us the Second Amendment/pro-gun community, Republicans primarily, supported by the NRA and, besides Fox News, only a handful of conservative websites and bloggers like me. In my humble opinion, this debate goes back to religion, or rather the start of the removal of...
  • For Many Americans, the Media Is Now Their God

    11/19/2017 11:10:44 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2017 | Justin Haskins
    The notion espoused by some in Christendom today that the United States was once occupied by an almost entirely God-fearing population is largely a myth. There has been and always will be a great deal of irreligious people in America, as there is in every place on this Earth. Historically speaking, the presence of a large population of atheists and agnostics is an important sign that a society is, at least to a large extent, free. Conversely, absolute uniformity of any kind is typically only accompanied by a tyrannical government. In that sense—and in that sense alone—the lack of religion...
  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • A Punk Rock Rebel Returns to Church

    11/15/2017 5:39:58 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 10/20/17 | Lily Burana
    I was parked between “spiritual but not religious” and “New Age dilettante” when depression threw me into God’s arms. .... as a small child, I suffered bouts of depression salted with anxiety before I even knew what the words meant. From toddlerhood on, insomnia overtook me as I tried rocking myself to sleep. I didn’t want to get up in the morning. I wouldn’t brush my hair. I didn’t want to go to school. But I did go to church. Until I didn’t. I’m a cradle Christian, raised on Sunday school classes with picture books of Moses bobbing in the...
  • The Corruption of Faith

    11/13/2017 10:59:36 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    When Jim Zeigler, the state auditor of Alabama, invoked the Bible to defend Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore against allegations that he had inappropriate contact with underage girls while single and in his 30s (which Moore has sort of denied), it signaled perhaps the final stage in the corruption of American evangelicalism. Zeigler claimed there are many instances in the Bible where older men had sexual relations with young girls. He cites Mary and Joseph as one example. That the religious left has made similar analogies to advance their political agenda is no excuse. It proves my point. Religious liberals...
  • Democrats Bring Words to a Gun Fight

    11/13/2017 1:01:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    What kind of vermin mocks prayer and politicizes human tragedy after a dark-hearted creep who reportedly bought dogs online and used them for target practice walks into a church and kills 26 innocent people? Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, for one, and leftists at large. Just after the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting, Warren tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are not enough, GOP. We must end this violence. We must stop these tragedies. People are dying while you wait.” The Hollywood hypocrite crowd paused from sexually assaulting each other long enough to attack the faithful for their “thoughts and prayers.” Meanwhile,...
  • Our culture is experiencing a hostile takeover. We must stop rejecting God if we ever want it to end

    11/11/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Sam Sorbo
    The recent Texas church shooting, the terrorist driving a truck through a crowd in New York City, and the Las Vegas massacre may seem shocking – but to anyone who has been paying attention, they should not. Our culture is undergoing a hostile takeover. American society used to be governed by Judeo-Christian do-unto-others morals. But we have drifted (been pushed, really) into a hedonistic YOLO (You Only Live Once) cultural morass. The upshot of this is a distinct lack of respect for human life in general, as well as a pervasive, insidious obsession with self. This is the “me” generation,...