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Theology (Religion)

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  • Set Apart for God

    07/16/2020 5:58:04 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You are . . . a holy nation" (1 Pet. 2:9). Holiness involves the decreasing frequency of sin and the increasing frequency of righteousness. Christians are a holy nation—a people set apart from sin and hell to an intimate relationship with God. Originally Israel was God's holy nation, but by unbelief she forfeited that privilege. Now the church, which consists of both Jew and Gentile, is His unique people, and will remain so until the nation of Israel repents and receives her Messiah at His return (Zech. 12:10). Biblical holiness (sanctification) is often misunderstood, but it needn't be. When the...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #25: MOSES, Part 3 – PASSOVER!

    07/15/2020 8:15:43 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 5 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    PREPARING FOR PASSOVER E X O D U S . . 1 2 New International Version, emphases added Abridged – the complete text is in your Bible 1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “[E]ach man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and...
  • [Catholic Caucua] ‘We Live for Christ,’ Says Priest in Viral Photo Bringing Last Rites in Horrific Wreck

    07/15/2020 4:44:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 15, 2020 | Peter Jesserer Smith
    [Catholic Caucus] ‘We Live for Christ,’ Says Priest in Viral Photo Bringing Last Rites in Horrific Wreck Above, Father John Killackey walks down Interstate 81 southbound on July 8. HARRISBURG, Pa. — A lone young priest in a cassock walked in a downpour toward the scene of a horrific wreck of tractor-trailers and cars on a Pennsylvania interstate and gave the last rites to a truck driver, the lone fatality of the crash. Unbeknownst to him, a bystander photographed the moment, which captured the imagination of social media and went viral. The priest, Father John Killackey, was identified as a...
  • 50 priests, scholars, journalists thank Viganò, Schneider for raising Vatican II questions

    07/15/2020 10:47:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 15, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    50 priests, scholars, journalists thank Viganò, Schneider for raising Vatican II questions July 15, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, more than 50 priests, scholars, journalists, and other persons of prominence published an Open Letter to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, thanking these two prelates for their recent statements in which they discuss some problems of the Second Vatican Council's documents that might need a further evaluation and correction.  The signatories of this letter regard this discourse about the Council and its aftermath to be of crucial importance for the good of the Church. Among them are prominently the Italian church...
  • Unless Your Faith Is Strong You Shall Not Be Strong

    07/15/2020 10:15:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-14-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 14, 2020 Unless Your Faith Is Strong You Shall Not Be Strong The first reading at Tuesday’s daily Mass presents a complex picture, but its fundamental message is clear. Isaiah announces that there will be a period of political stability among the nations and enemies surrounding Israel. It is a time of favor during which Israel can repent of its injustice and infidelity. If they do not, however, Israel will be destroyed within sixty-five years. Here is an excerpt from the reading:Then the LORD said to Isaiah: Go out to meet Ahaz [King of Judah] …...
  • Sharing Christ's Dominion

    07/15/2020 8:49:32 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You are . . . a royal priesthood" (1 Pet. 2:9). Christians serve the King and will someday reign with Him in His Kingdom. In Exodus 19:5-6 God says to Israel, "If you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples . . . and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation." They were to be both priests and royalty, but they violated the covenant and forfeited those privileges. Now, according to Peter, Christians are the royal priesthood of God. The Greek...
  • The Signs of His Coming (Pastor John Hagee VIDEO)

    07/15/2020 12:58:09 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 22 replies
    Hagee Ministries - Youtube ^ | Jul 5, 2020 | Hagee Ministries
    So this was released when CHAZ/CHOP had been going on. In this video Pastor Hagee discusses the Democrats war on the police, Jerusalem, the Rapture, the two witnesses of Revelation 11, the Antichrist, President Trump moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem (thank you President Trump!) and more. No doubt some will be offended. Nobody made them watch this video. So watch the video at your own risk (haha). The video is 28 and a half minutes long. Again, I don't always exactly agree with what Dr. Hagee teaches but he has always been kind and gracious when I met him....
  • Pastor John Hagee: Coronavirus: Dress Rehearsal for the New World Order (VIDEO)

    07/14/2020 11:58:13 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 23 replies
    Hagee Ministries - Youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2020 | Hagee Ministries
    (click link upper left-hand corner for video) The video is just over 28 minutes long. I believe that many of the topics Dr. Hagee discusses will ring a bell with God-fearing conservative FReepers.
  • The Bible In Paintings, #24: MOSES, Part 2 – LET MY PEOPLE GO!

    07/14/2020 6:38:51 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 6 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    SMPMEMCMIMAMLMMM NMOMTMEM If you’re anything like me you were absolutely spoiled yesterday by the amazingly imaginative and vividly colorful depictions of the Burning Bush. Apparently, if you’re an artist the Burning Bush is the Mother Lode. In fact, here is the link if you want an encore, and why wouldn’t you? It’s just that it was probably the high-water mark for such a visual orgy—I can’t think of anything comparable throughout all of Scripture. I’d love to be proved wrong, but for now it’s just back to good ol’ normalcy: telling God’s story through whatever art there is. Hope you're...
  • A pessimistic look at (catholic) church re-openings after Covid-19

    07/14/2020 4:54:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | July 13, 2020 | California Catholic Daily
    A pessimistic look at (catholic) church re-openings after Covid-19 Father Illo: I think we'll be down to 5-10 percent Father Joesph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco,  gave a 14-minute homily of Sunday, July 12.A 15-second excerpt:Our church leaders are hoping that when the church restrictions are lifted that people will all come back to Mass. I don’t see it , Before Covid, 75 percent of Catholics did not come to Mass every Sunday on a regular basis. How many of the 25 percent attending will return? I think we’ll be down to 5-10 percent of...
  • Elect in Christ

    07/14/2020 5:51:36 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "You are a chosen race" (1 Pet. 2:9). Election is the spiritual privilege from which all others flow. Unlike those who are destined to destruction because of their rejection of Christ (1 Pet. 2:8), Christians are an elect race of people, bound together by God's redeeming grace. That's cause for great celebration! First Peter 2:9 is an allusion to Deuteronomy 7:6-9, which says, "You are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the...
  • Rejecting Christ

    07/13/2020 7:27:43 PM PDT · by metmom · 68 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "For those who disbelieve, 'the stone which the builders rejected, this became the very corner stone,' and, 'a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense'; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed" (1 Pet. 2:7-8). Rejecting Christ leads to spiritual damnation. Israel was a unique nation, chosen by God to be the guardian of His Word and proclaimer of His kingdom. The Old Testament records His miraculous and providential care for her throughout the centuries, and the prophets told of One who would come as her great Deliverer....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic filmmakers to create ‘stunning’ documentary on richness, beauty of Traditional Mass

    07/13/2020 7:12:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 13, 2020 | Clare Marie Merkowsky
    [Catholic Caucus] Catholic filmmakers to create ‘stunning’ documentary on richness, beauty of Traditional Mass 'The documentary aims to show that the beauty of our timeless traditional liturgy will begin to restore the Church.' OAKWOOD, Ohio, July 12, 2020, (LifeSiteNews) – A group of filmmakers is working to create a “stunning” documentary about the Traditional Latin Mass that will show the “beauty of our timeless traditional liturgy” with the hope that such a film will help “begin to restore the Church.” The film, called “Mass of the Ages,” will focus on the beauty and meaning of the Latin Mass as well...
  • Not Peace but the Sword

    07/13/2020 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posted on July 12, 2020 by Msgr. Charles Pope Not Peace but the Sword In words that are nothing less than shocking, the Lord says in today’s Gospel: Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. From now on a household of five will be divided, three against two and two against three; a father will be divided against his son and a son against his father, a mother against her daughter and a daughter against her mother, a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and a daughter-in-law against...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #23: MOSES, Part 1 – GOD PREPARES MOSES

    07/13/2020 8:11:54 AM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 9 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    BABY MOSES EXODUS 1 - 4 New International Versionheavily abridged, emphases added 8 Then a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt. 9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them.” …so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Peruvian bishop: Pope sees Amazon region, new ‘Amazon Ecclesial Conference’ as ‘testing ground’ (VC II Barf Alert)

    07/12/2020 7:20:35 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 10, 2020 | Maike Hickson
    [Catholic Caucus] Peruvian bishop: Pope sees Amazon region, new ‘Amazon Ecclesial Conference’ as ‘testing ground’ (VC II Barf Alert) Upon the explicit request of Pope Francis, this new structure is not called an Episcopal Conference. July 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – While people have been distracted by the current coronacrisis or other, election-related or Black Lives Matter-related topics, Pope Francis has quietly continued to work with the Amazon bishops to implement the ideas as set forth during the October 2019 Amazon Synod. As the Peruvian Bishop David Martinez de Aguirre Guinea of Puerto Maldonado – Vice-President of the newly established Amazon...
  • Loving Christ

    07/12/2020 5:39:35 AM PDT · by metmom · 104 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "This precious value, then, is for you who believe" (1 Pet. 2:7). Love for Christ is the primary characteristic of a true believer. First Peter 2:7 speaks of the believer's affection for Christ as contrasted to an unbeliever's rejection of Him. The first part of that verse could be translated, "To you who believe, He is precious." "Precious" means "valuable," "costly," "without equal," or "irreplaceable." Christ is all that, but only believers recognize His supreme value and regard Him with affection. Affection for Christ is the bottom-line characteristic of true believers. Believing in Him and loving Him are inseparable. In...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #22: JOSEPH, Part 4 – JOSEPH AIDS HIS BROTHERS

    07/11/2020 8:09:43 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 19 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    SMPMEMCMIMAMLMMM NMOMTMEM The Bible takes SIX full chapters telling of Joseph's tenure as Egypt's overlord and of his convoluted reconciliation with his brothers and his father Jacob. But this post is not the Bible and cannot include all of that text, so you will find only very limited portions, just enough to outline the story without doing violence to it. Of course, as always, your Bible contains the complete text. JOSEPH SEES HIS BROTHERS INCOGNITO GENESIS 42 - 47 New International Versionheavily abridged, emphases added 1 When Jacob learned that there was grain in Egypt, he said to his sons..."Go...
  • Security in Christ

    07/11/2020 3:41:08 PM PDT · by metmom · 6 replies
    GracetoYou.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "This is contained in Scripture: 'Behold I lay in Zion a choice stone, a precious corner stone, and he who believes in Him shall not be disappointed'" (1 Pet. 2:6). Christ is the fulfillment of all Messianic promises, and in Him you are eternally secure. First Peter 2:6 is a paraphrase of Isaiah 28:16, which says, "Thus says the Lord God, 'Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, a costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.'" Isaiah was speaking of the Messiah—the coming Christ of God. Peter,...
  • The Bible In Paintings, #21: JOSEPH, Part 3 – JOSEPH AIDS PHARAOH

    07/10/2020 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 17 replies
    Bing Images ^ | c. 2000 BC -- c. 90 AD | Father, Son & Holy Spirit
    JOSEPH THE INTERPRETER GENESIS 41 (NIV, excerpted,emphases added) 1 When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile, 2 when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds. 3 After them, seven other cows, ugly and gaunt, came up out of the Nile and stood beside those on the riverbank. 4 And the cows that were ugly and gaunt ate up the seven sleek, fat cows. Then Pharaoh woke up. 5 He fell asleep again and had a second dream: Seven heads of...