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  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 26 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/26/2017 9:02:45 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 26:17 reminds me of a time in the early 1980's when I lived in San Bernardino. One of my older brothers, Gene, was living with me and my first wife at the time. Gene was, and still is a small man. He stood about 5' 6" and maybe weighed about 130 pounds, if he was wearing wet cloths. He was a guy who never could, and never would get in a fight. Jim was an air force mechanic stationed at Norton Air Force base. This was like 10 years before they closed it down. Jim was a big...
  • Having a Faith That Works

    06/26/2017 5:38:22 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? . . . You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone" (James 2:14, 24). True faith produces good works. Many false teachers claim that you can earn your own salvation by doing good works. Most Christians understand the heresy of that teaching, but some become confused when they read that "a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone" (James 2:24). That seems to conflict with Paul's teaching on...
  • Integrity Enjoys Divine Resources

    06/26/2017 5:37:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then they approached and spoke before the king about the king’s injunction, ‘Did you not sign an injunction that any man who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, is to be cast into the lions’ den?’ The king answered and said, ‘The statement is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.’ Then they answered and spoke before the king, ‘Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or to the injunction which you signed, but...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil - June 26, 2017 [Prayer]

    06/25/2017 11:00:50 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 22 replies
    America Prayer Vigil- 6/22/17 6/22/2017, 9:38:51 AM · 2 of 22 Hiskid to 2nd Amendment; 4Godsoloved..Hegave; 1217Chic; af_vet_1981; Albion Wilde; albie; alicewonders; ... AMERICA PRAYER VIGIL ping! Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and 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, 06-26-17

    06/25/2017 9:02:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-26-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 26, 2017 Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 12:1-9The LORD said to Abram:"Go forth from the land of your kinsfolkand from your father's house to a land that I will show you. "I will make of you a great nation,and I will bless you;I will make your name great,so that you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless youand curse those who curse you.All the communities of the earthshall find blessing in you." Abram went as the LORD directed him, and Lot went with him.Abram was seventy-five years old when he...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/25/2017 8:17:21 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Self Control Set in the context of the whole book of proverbs is, Proverbs 25:28 calls on the imagery of the first nine chapters in which Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly are personified as two alternatives. Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls. Among the admonitions against foolishness we learn folly leads to destruction (Proverb 1:32) and the worthless, wicked person will face certain calamity: “Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed without remedy” (Proverbs 6:15). This is the choice the person without self-control...
  • Treacherous Dealers, Dealing Treacherously....The West in Prophecy pt 9

    …woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. …The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction. When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 06-25-17, Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    06/24/2017 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-25-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 25, 2017 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Jer 20:10-13Jeremiah said:"I hear the whisperings of many:'Terror on every side!Denounce! let us denounce him!'All those who were my friendsare on the watch for any misstep of mine.'Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,and take our vengeance on him.'But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.In their failure they will be put to utter shame,to lasting, unforgettable confusion.O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,who probe mind and heart,let me witness the vengeance you take on them,for...
  • Rules for Receiving Holy Communion [Orthodox/Catholic Caucus]

    06/24/2017 12:22:40 PM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    Notes on Arab Orthodoxy ^ | 06-24-2017 | al-Karma
    Rules for Receiving Holy Communion This was published in this week's issue of al-Karma, the newsletter of the Archdiocese of Tripoli, without attribution. Arabic original here. Rules for Coming Forward to Receive Holy Communion "Behold I come to the holy communion. Do not burn me, O my Maker, as I receive it, for You are a fire burning the unworthy." Those who desire to come forward to receive the Mystical Sacrifice must prepare themselves according to the rules established by the Church so that they may receive grace instead of judgment. There is no compromise when we come forward to...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 24 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/24/2017 9:35:01 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Peter tells us that we should always be ready with a response to any question about the reason for our faith. 1 Peter 3:15. Thus the reason Paul told Timothy to be diligent in his studies to rightly divide the truth, 2 Timothy 2:15, because many will come and give false answers just to satisfy the itchy ears of the lost. 2 Timothy 4:1-5. So it is up to us to be prepared to help the lost find the way. If you desire to share the Gospel, and you should, then be sure you are prepared to answer the...
  • Transgressing the Royal Law

    06/24/2017 5:11:43 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all. For He who said, 'Do not commit adultery,' also said, 'Do not commit murder.' Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law" (James 2:9-11). You sin when you fall short of God’s holy standard or go beyond the limits of His law. Many people attempt to justify their sinfulness by categorizing sins according to their...
  • Integrity Triumphs over Deception

    06/24/2017 5:11:09 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then these commissioners and satraps came by agreement to the king and spoke to him as follows: ‘King Darius, live forever! All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions’ den. Now, O king, establish the injunction and sign the document so that it may not be changed, according to the law of the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-24-17, SOL, Nativity of St. John the Baptist

    06/23/2017 8:37:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-24-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 24, 2017 Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist Reading 1 Is 49:1-6Hear me, O coastlands,listen, O distant peoples.The LORD called me from birth,from my mother's womb he gave me my name.He made of me a sharp-edged swordand concealed me in the shadow of his arm.He made me a polished arrow,in his quiver he hid me.You are my servant, he said to me,Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain,and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength,yet my reward is with the LORD,my recompense is with my God.For now the...
  • The Problem of Catholic Pretenders

    06/23/2017 6:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 82 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 23, 2017 | K. E. COLOMBINI
    Catholics always have been taught that the word “catholic” means “universal,” and arguably one of the hallmarks of the Catholic faith is that it recognizes no borders; while there are many rites, of which the Latin is the predominant one, there is one truth, one set of dogma.As I consider this from St. Louis, Missouri, where my family and I have lived since 2000, I realize something must be askew with Catholic pretenders who crave independence over universality.Several years ago, to greatly simplify a convoluted local history, a St. Louis parish operated for the benefit of the local Polish...
  • Vatican reportedly working on “Ecumenical Rite of Mass” for joint worship with Protestants

    06/23/2017 9:12:09 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 330 replies
    Veritas Vincint: "The Truth Shall Prevail" ^ | June 20, 2017 | Paul Simeon / John Supplers
    June 20, 2017 by paulsimeon2014 Vatican reportedly working on “Ecumenical Rite of Mass” for joint worship with Protestants Pope Francis meets with Rev. Jens-Martin Kruse at Rome’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on Nov. 15 2016Italian journalist and Vatican expert Marco Tosatti has reported that Pope Francis has formed a top-secret commission tasked with implementing a new kind of “mass” that is acceptable to Catholics, Lutherans and Anglicans. The commission consists of representatives from all three denominations, all bound to secrecy.The journalist, who is well known in Italy for his accurate reporting of all things happening in the Vatican, has said that...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/23/2017 9:06:04 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 23 (NKJV) In Proverb 20 I wrote about the fact that God does not condemn drinking. Well Proverb 23 has more warnings about the deceptive nature of strong drink. Wine can be abused. It can intoxicate. The wine used by the church at Corinth was real wine - not grape juice. We know this because Paul had to admonish them for being drunk at the Lord's table! (1 Corinthians 11:21). Over and over we are warned in the Scriptures about the consequences of abusing wine. It can lead us astray. Deceive us. Cause us to harm ourselves and...
  • Fulfilling the Royal Law

    06/23/2017 6:18:29 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If . . . you are fulfilling the royal law, according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing well" (James 2:8). Love is the only antidote for partiality. In Matthew 22:36 a lawyer asked Jesus which commandment was the greatest. Jesus answered, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets" (vv....
  • Integrity Promotes a Righteous Person

    06/23/2017 6:18:03 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. Then these men said, ‘We shall not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God’” (Daniel 6:4-5). Live so as to silence your critics. Whenever God exalts a righteous person, there will be those who are jealous and...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-23-17, SOL, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

    06/22/2017 9:37:25 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 06-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    June 23, 2017 Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11Moses said to the people:"You are a people sacred to the LORD, your God;he has chosen you from all the nations on the face of the earthto be a people peculiarly his own.It was not because you are the largest of all nationsthat the LORD set his heart on you and chose you,for you are really the smallest of all nations.It was because the LORD loved youand because of his fidelity to the oath he had sworn your fathers,that he brought you out with his strong...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    06/22/2017 9:17:36 AM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22:10 tells us to cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave; Yes, strife and reproach will cease. This refers to those who are bullies in the way they act. Church bullies are common in many churches. They are the wolfs in sheep's clothing who seem to thrive in situations where they can wreak havoc while creating dissension. They typically must have an “enemy” in the church, because they aren’t happy unless they are fighting a battle. They tend to maneuver to get an official leadership position in the church, such as chairman of the elders or deacons...