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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 17 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/17/2017 7:45:23 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 17 (NKJV) The LORD Tests Hearts 01 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, 00 Than a house full of feasting with strife. 02 A wise servant will rule over a son who causes shame, 00 And will share an inheritance among the brothers. 03 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, 00 But the LORD tests the hearts. 04 An evildoer gives heed to false lips; 00 A liar listens eagerly to a spiteful tongue. 05 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; 00 He who is glad at calamity will not...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-17-17, M, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

    10/16/2017 10:12:03 PM PDT · by Salvation · 25 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-17-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 17, 2017 Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr Reading 1 Rom 1:16-25Brothers and sisters:I am not ashamed of the Gospel.It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:for Jew first, and then Greek.For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith;as it is written, "The one who is righteous by faith will live." The wrath of God is indeed being revealed from heavenagainst every impiety and wickednessof those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.For what can be known about God is evident to them,because God made...
  • Cardinal Sarah Confirms Vatican Retains Last Word on Translations

    10/16/2017 5:32:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/13/17 | Edward Pentin
    In a new article, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship discusses the effects of the Pope’s recent revisions to canon law governing liturgical translations.VATICAN — Cardinal Robert Sarah has weighed in on Magnum Principium, Pope Francis’ motu proprio on liturgical translations, reassuring the faithful that the Vatican will continue to safeguard any changes or new liturgical translations to ensure they remain faithful to the original Latin. In an article in the French Catholic journal L’Homme Nouveau, the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (CDW) confirmed that the motu proprio’s change to...
  • They Tremble AT His Word...Isaiah 66 pt 4

    And Hilkiah the high priest said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it. And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again, and said, Thy servants have gathered the money that was found in the house, and have delivered it into the hand of them that do the work, that have the oversight of the house of the Lord. And Shaphan the scribe shewed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered me...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/16/2017 7:02:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • Submitting to Divine Authority

    10/16/2017 5:33:36 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Listen, O heavens, and hear, O earth; for the Lord speaks" (Isa. 1:2). God’s Word is the only source of divine authority. We might assume that those who affirm the inspiration, inerrancy, and infallibility of God's Word would automatically submit to its authority. But that isn't always the case. Even those who hold to a high view of Scripture may sometimes fail to obey it. We need to be reminded that the authority of God's Word isn't simply a doctrine to be affirmed, but a priority to be pursued. Israel fell into the trap of holding to a high view...
  • You Can Count on It

    10/16/2017 5:33:11 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). You must act on what you know to be true. A foundational biblical principle is that people must understand the truth before they can live it out in their lives. Put another way, duty is always based on doctrine. The first ten verses of Romans 6 lay the solid foundation of truth upon which believers can build their lives. Several times so far (vv. 3, 5, 6, 8) Paul has exhorted Christians to understand the truth of their union with Christ in...
  • Tracing the Genealogy of Jesus (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus and Devotional)

    10/16/2017 5:01:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    At first glance, the beginning of Matthew is a less-than-exciting literary starting point of the New Testament. It is a list of “begats” tracing Jesus’ lineage back to Abraham. What this beginning lacks in literary punch it makes up for in theological significance. Among other things, the genealogical tables of the New Testament place the gospel squarely on the plane of history. Jesus was born “in the fullness of time”—His ministry is defined and interpreted against the background of Old Testament history. The New Testament provides two genealogical tables for Jesus, one by Matthew and one by Luke. These tables...
  • Trusting God's Word

    10/15/2017 10:36:27 PM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The law of the Lord is perfect. . . . The commandment of the Lord is pure. . . . The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether" (Ps. 19:7-9). God’s Word is infallible. Infallibility refers to the truth of Scripture as a whole, whereas inerrancy focuses on the accuracy of every single word. Like inerrancy, infallibility is grounded in the character of God. God cannot lie and does not change (1 Sam. 15:29). He is thoroughly consistent in everything He does, and His Word reflects those characteristics. The psalmist wrote, "The sum of Thy word is...
  • Dead with Christ

    10/15/2017 10:35:57 PM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God” (Romans 6:8-10). God frees us from sin through the death of His Son. As a good teacher, the apostle Paul understood that important truths bear repeating. Thus in today’s passage he repeats and expands on the important truth he presented...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - (10/16/2017) [Prayer]

    10/15/2017 10:26:33 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 26 replies
    Free Republic Intercessors ^ | 10/16/2017 | UMC Rev Mom
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice President and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 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.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 10-16-17, OM, St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    10/15/2017 9:30:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 37 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-16-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 16, 2017 Monday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Rom 1:1-7Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus,called to be an Apostle and set apart for the Gospel of God,which he promised previously through his prophets in the holy Scriptures,the Gospel about his Son, descended from David according to the flesh, but established as Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness through resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.Through him we have received the grace of apostleship, to bring about the obedience of faith,for the sake of his name, among all the...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 15 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/15/2017 9:00:55 AM PDT · by OneVike · 1 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    To Reach or To Repel Hostility seems to be a hallmark of this church age in a similar way that political correctness is to the world. It is alright for us to be righteously indignant as long as we do not sin. There is a place for righteous indignation, but God does not permit much anger because it is difficult not to sin when angry. That kind of anger is a "mark of the beast." Frequently, hostility is simply a denial of reality. People do not have tempers born in them; angry tempers begin to be created in childhood....
  • The Eucharist in the Catacombs

    10/15/2017 4:23:55 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 11 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | October 14, 2017 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    Dear friends, This will be my last email from me sent to all my friends together as I have done up to now. I hope I succeed in sending this email to everyone using this new email address. Masonry has control of just about everything now; Microsoft, Twitter and Google are selectively blocking some of my Web sites and emails. On September 18, 2015, I discovered for the first time that with the browser Explorer of Microsoft, there no longer appeared the contents of my two principle web sites which are the indexes of my more important articles in English...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 10-15-17, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    10/14/2017 8:28:15 PM PDT · by Salvation · 54 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 10-15-17 | Revised New American Bible
    October 15, 2017 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Is 25:6-10aOn this mountain the LORD of hostswill provide for all peoplesa feast of rich food and choice wines,juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines.On this mountain he will destroythe veil that veils all peoples,the web that is woven over all nations;he will destroy death forever.The Lord GOD will wipe awaythe tears from every face;the reproach of his people he will removefrom the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.On that day it will be said:"Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us!This is the LORD for...
  • Believers in The Rapture (shouldn't fight about it)...

    But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore...
  • The True Remnant of God...Isaiah 66 pt 3

    Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.(Isaiah 66:1-2)The LORD addresses his congregation,in Isaiah 66. He speaks to them as a whole people, but within his address, he speaks to them as a duality, there are...
  • Religious Marches Are a Big Part of Russian Christianity

    10/14/2017 5:15:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Russian Faith ^ | 10/10/17 | Michael tare
    Cross processions in Russia have a vibrant history and are hugely popular. So much so that 60,000 Russians are willing to walk 100 miles to honor religious occurrencesOn holidays and special occasions, Russian believers will all suddenly empty out of the church and proceed outside, whether itÂ’s swelteringly hot or snowing, and follow the cross and the priests... sometimes for a walk around the church, other times for hundred-mile hikes. Cross processions are a traditional and very popular part of Russian Christianity. The tradition dates back to the Byzantine empire in 400 AD when saints organized night processions around Constantinople...
  • Archdiocese Criticises Jesuit University for Organising ‘Coldplay Mass’ [Mexico]

    10/14/2017 5:05:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 10/12/17 | Staff Reporter
    The university said students would be able to 'reflect' on the band's music during MassA Mexican archdiocese has distanced itself from a “Coldplay Mass” celebrated by a Jesuit university. The Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla advertised the Mass, promising that worshippers would be able to “listen and reflect on the songs of the British group”, and “see how their messages interweave” with the liturgy. Coldplay’s songs are not explicitly religious. However, ACI Prensa quotes a 2008 interview with lead singer Chris Martin, in which he spoke about God: “I’m always trying to decipher what ‘he’ or ‘she’ is. I’m not sure what’s...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 14 [Prayer and Meditation]

    10/14/2017 7:22:50 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 14 (NKJV) The Ways of Life and Death 01 The wise woman builds her house, 00 But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 02 He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, 00 But he who is perverse in his ways despises Him. 03 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, 00 But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 04 Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; 00 But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. 05 A faithful witness does not lie, 00 But a...