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  • Ohio megachurch pastor kicks Bible off stage during Super Bowl Sunday service

    02/14/2024 10:51:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Christian Post ^ | February 13, 2024 | Ian M. Giatti
    An Evangelical megachurch in Ohio kicked off Super Bowl weekend — literally — with a sermon that had all of social media buzzing. Pastors with Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, a multi-site interdenominational church that boasts a weekly congregation of roughly 34,000, “punted” a copy of the Bible as part of its “Super Bowl of Preaching” series. The sermon was delivered on Feb. 11, just hours before the Kansas City Chiefs topped the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII. With play-by-play announcers, color commentary, a referee, and a stage covered in AstroTurf, the Crossroads pulpit resembled Allegiant Stadium more than...
  • Can the Pope be a Heretic? The Traditional Catholic Answer

    01/31/2024 3:40:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 30 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | January 30, 2024 | Robert Lazu Kmita
    Can the Pope be a Heretic? The Traditional Catholic Answer In a homily on May 7, 2005, Pope Benedict XVI made one of the important statements regarding the authority of the Pope. The following words, in particular, have remained in my mind:“The pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: The pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it...
  • Pope says Africans are 'special case' when it comes to LGBT blessings

    01/30/2024 8:51:33 AM PST · by Salman · 70 replies
    Reuters (on their own site) ^ | January 29, 2024 | Reuters staff writers
    VATICAN CITY, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said in an interview published on Monday that Africans were a "special case" in the opposition of bishops and many other people in the continent to homosexuality. But he said he was confident that, except for Africans, critics of his decision to allow blessings for same-sex couples would eventually understand it. Blessings were allowed last month in a document called Fiducia Supplicans (Supplicating Trust), which has caused widespread debate in the Catholic Church, with particularly strong resistance coming from African bishops. "Those who protest vehemently belong to small ideological groups," Francis told...
  • 6 Signs That’s Something Amiss at Your Church

    01/08/2024 6:01:53 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 53 replies
    Jonathan Brentner ^ | 1/6/24 | Jonathan Brentner
    On in June of 2023, an article appeared entitled “5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading toward Progressive Christianity.” Below are on the main points from Crosswalk’s piece: There is a lowered view of the Bible. Feelings are emphasized over facts. Essential Christian doctrines are open for re-interpretation. Historic items are redefined. The heart of the gospel message shifts from sin and redemption to social justice. I would say that if all these things are true of your church, it has arrived at the point of “progressive Christianity.” It’s either already a “woke” church or well on its way...
  • Andy Stanley Presents False Gospel to Congregation, Complains that Christians Don’t Believe It

    01/03/2024 7:35:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Disntr ^ | January 2, 2024 | staff
    Stanley has always been a controversial figure, but it wasn’t until the last two years that he has been in the headlines quite a bit over the last year or so over his capitulation to the LGBTQ movement and his acceptance of it. Stanley’s theology is aberrant and he has often made comments that do not align with biblical orthodox Christianity. But whether it’s his open mockery of expository preaching, his trashing of biblical authority, or his promotion of homosexuality in the Church, it’s clear that Andy Stanley’s dangerous views stem from one thing—a lack of understanding of the gospel....
  • The Unbiblical Teachings of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

    01/01/2024 1:33:34 AM PST · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 12/23 | Pastor Tom Brock
    I spent many years as a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America until I led my congregation out for a more Biblical branch of Lutheranism. “Liberal” is no longer the word for the ELCA, it has become radical. Here is what I mean:The ELCA pays for abortion for any reason in the denomination’s healthcare plan which is funded by offering dollars. That’s right, “your offering dollars at work” can go to kill unborn children.The ELCA ordains practicing homosexuals and now also transgender pastors.
  • UK-based Methodist Church issues guidance discouraging use of terms 'husband' and 'wife'

    12/31/2023 4:34:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | December 31, 2023 | Jon Brown
    The Methodist Church in Great Britain released an "Inclusive Language Guide" this month advising Methodists to avoid using gendered terms such as "husband" and "wife" because such allegedly assumes what is not "the reality for many people." "As Christians, we need to have the courage for conversations that can sometimes be difficult, to recognize that we sometimes exclude people, to listen with humility, to repent of any hurtful language and to take care with how we listen and what we say or write, in the Spirit of Christ," says the guidance, which will be updated every six months. The guidance...
  • When The Intent Is To Mislead… People Can Use The Bible To Justify Any Position They Want

    11/25/2023 4:22:12 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 120 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 11/23/23 | Ken Ham
    People can use the bible to justify any position they want when they take words out of context, or read into the text what is not there. On April 22, 2014, a new attack on the reliability and perspicuity of Scripture was released. “God and the Gay Christian” was a book that sought to teach readers that the Bible condones living a monogamous homosexual lifestyle. That attack continues today in the church. The author was Matthew Vines, openly homosexual man and a professing Christian. Being an openly practicing homosexual and claiming to be a Christian often means the person has...
  • Christian churches are facing a choice: the cross of Christ or the rainbow flag?

    11/20/2023 1:45:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 36 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/20/2023 | Jonathon Van Maren
    In the coming decade, Carl Trueman wrote recently, every single church still calling itself Christian will face a choice: Do we follow Scriptural revelation, or the Sexual Revolution? Catechism, or culture? In the world, or of the world? The cross, or the rainbow flag? Mainline Protestantism has, for the most part, cast its lot in with the LGBT movement, with their clergy serving primarily as a convenient way for LGBT activists to accuse pastors who still hold to Christian orthodoxy of bigotry. (If those Christians can cave and still call themselves Christian, why can’t you?) These days, you can identify...
  • Pope Francis asks thousands of children to chant ‘nature is our future’ at Vatican event

    11/09/2023 3:40:15 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/7/23 | Michael Haynes
    Welcoming thousands of children to the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis fielded selected questions and heavily focused on imparting his support for “climate change” talking points to them. In a meeting organized by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Culture and Education, Pope Francis hosted around 7,000 children in the Paul VI Audience Hall for an encounter on the theme “Let’s Learn from Boys and Girls.” The pinnacle of the event was Francis’ presence in the Audience Hall with the children, where he fielded a series of pre-approved questions, and read back his answers. Yet while the event was themed “Let’s Learn...
  • Church History: Bad Theology Begets Anti-Semitism

    11/06/2023 10:20:28 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 11/4/23 | Jonathan Brentner
    There’s never been a more urgent need for pastors to proclaim Israel’s right to the Land. The war in the Middle East has exposed the cancer of anti-Semitism, and we must not keep silent. The massive influx of people from Muslim nations explains the anti-Semitic demonstrations in major cities across Europe and the U.S., but why the intense hatred, such as at Cornel University in New York, where Jewish students are forced to hide from danger? As I explain in Prophetic Observations of the Massacre in Israel, Satan is most certainly the culprit behind the murderous anger directed at Israel...
  • Nearly 100 Ohio churches leave United Methodist Church amid homosexuality schism

    11/02/2023 8:15:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/02/23 | Michael Gryboski
    Nearly 100 congregations in Ohio have left the United Methodist Church amid the denomination's ongoing debate over homosexuality, joining thousands of other churches in the United States that have done the same.At a special session of the UMC West Ohio Conference held last weekend, 96 churches were granted their request to disaffiliate from the mainline Protestant denomination. The session was held at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, with around 800 clergy and laity in attendance. Bishop Gregory V. Palmer presided over the gathering. In addition to the 96 disaffiliations, the session also dealt with budgetary issues, recommending the...
  • Christian Fluff – Why do musicians, actors, influencers, and some preachers think that backsliding is moving up?

    10/26/2023 7:24:15 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 7 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | October 26, 2023 | Michael Bresciani
    It is all too easy to criticize and the reticence to do so is reflected in the New American Prophet website. In almost 20 years of publishing, nearly 5000 articles and reports with over 25 of the best authors in the nation, no one has been attacked or belittled indiscriminately, or maliciously. Yes, we have addressed many critical failures of the government and the church – but that is part of the prophetic mission and purpose of the site.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Kenyan bishop condemns homosexual unions after Pope Francis promotes same-sex ‘blessings’

    10/11/2023 2:27:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 11, 2023 | Andreas Wailzer
    [Catholic Caucus] Kenyan bishop condemns homosexual unions after Pope Francis promotes same-sex ‘blessings’‘It is something incomprehensible that you and I were born in a family and some people with perverse ideologies want us to do and live contrary to what God gifted us,’ said Bishop Hieronymus Joya.NAIROBI, Kenya (LifeSiteNews) — A bishop from Kenya has spoken out against same-sex relations in response to Pope Francis’ suggestion that priests may decide to “bless” homosexual couples. During his homily at the ordination Mass of Consolata Missionaries in Nairobi on October 6, Bishop Hieronymus Joya said “The issue that very many people are...
  • Holy Spirit or Dopamine Trip? Emotional Manipulation in Charismatic “Worship”

    10/05/2023 8:32:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Disntr ^ | October 5, 2023 | staff
    We’ve witnessed in recent years a surge of hyper-emotional events masquerading as expressions of genuine Christian faith. These gatherings, such as the Passion Conference, Hillsong concerts, and other events connected to the charismatic, word of faith, and prosperity gospel movements, claim to be fueled by the Holy Spirit. Yet, the truth of the matter is, what’s happening at these events is far removed from Biblical worship. The atmosphere at these events is emotionally charged—highly orchestrated music, impassioned speakers, and provocative visuals often lead participants to believe they are experiencing the Holy Spirit. However, what they’re actually experiencing is emotional manipulation,...
  • Bethel Pastor Says You Can Dictate What the Devil Does and What God Does Through Prayer and Prophecy

    09/26/2023 8:18:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Disntr ^ | September 25, 2023 | staff
    Frankly, Bethel Church in Redding California is no church at all. It is a blasphemous, idolatrous organization ran by gospel-distorting men and women who do nothing more than lead people right into the hands of the enemy. From its faux signs and wonders to its rank heretical prosperity gospel, it can safely be concluded that Bethel Church should be marked and avoided at all costs. Yet, much of its musical trash is still spread throughout mainstream denominations and independent churches around the world. Some who would even be considered “doctrinally sound” churches have turned a blind eye to the apostasy...
  • The train is leaving the station: Andy Stanley’s Departure From Biblical Christianity

    09/19/2023 1:26:46 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 82 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 8/23 | R. Albert Mohler
    It’s not like we have not seen this coming. Andy Stanley is set to host the “Unconditional Conference” at a campus of North Point Community Church in coming days and the website for the conference bills it as a “two-day premier event” especially designed for parents of LGBTQ+ children and ministry leaders. “You will be equipped, refreshed, and inspired as you hear from leading communicators on topics that speak to your heart, soul, and mind,” it promises. One statement stands out in the description: “No matter what theological stance you hold, we invite you to listen, reflect, and learn as...
  • Why thousands of U.S. congregations are leaving the United Methodist Church

    09/09/2023 2:53:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    Cbsnews ^ | 09/09/2023 | SARAH MADDOX
    Bishop Karen Oliveto sees her consecration in 2016 as a breaking point for some of the thousands of people who have made the once unthinkable decision to leave the United Methodist Church. Oliveto is the church's first openly gay bishop and oversees congregations in Colorado, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and one church in Idaho. Her service defies long-standing rules in the denomination. Disregard for those church laws is fueling divisions that have already led to the exodus of about 20% of the United Methodist Church's congregations across the U.S. since disaffiliations began in 2019. The number of members who have left...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop of Berlin permits blessings of homosexual couples

    08/26/2023 12:54:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Catholic Conclave | August 25, 2023 | CathCon
    [Catholic Caucus] Archbishop of Berlin permits blessings of homosexual couplesArchbishop Koch: Blessing of homosexual couples possible in archdiocese. He will not take any disciplinary actionArchbishop Heiner Koch leaves it up to the pastors of his archdiocese to bless homosexual couples. However, he himself will only do so after a certain point in time, the Berlin head pastor emphasises.Welcoming homosexual and trans refugeesIn the Archdiocese of Berlin, blessings of homosexual couples are possible. Archbishop Heiner Koch leaves it up to his full-time chaplains to do so. He will not take disciplinary action against them if they bless such couples in special...
  • PCUSA Pastor Says Jesus Would Have Been an ‘Abortion Doula’ + ‘Blessed Are Those End Their Pregnancies’

    08/20/2023 12:34:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Protestia ^ | August 18, 2023 | staff
    Rebecca Todd Peters is a professor, author, and Presbyterian Church (USA) ‘Pastor.’ She has been active denominationally and ecumenically for over twenty-five years and represents the PCUSA as a member of the Faith and Order Standing Commission of the World Council of Churches. A lover of all things baby-killing, she also serves on the Clergy Advocacy Board of Planned Parenthood and was recently elected Vice President of the Society of Christian Ethics. During a recent sermon preached at the Church of Reconciliation, Todd reveals that she moonlights as an abortion clinic escort once a month so she can live out...