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  • Ancient ‘Christ, born of Mary’ inscription unearthed in northern Israel

    01/21/2021 11:19:47 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    jpost ^ | 1/20/21 | Rossella Tercatin
    A 1,500-year-old Greek inscription bearing the name “Christ, born of Mary” was unearthed in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. The archaeologists discovered the inscription engraved at the entrance of an impressive building from the Byzantine or early Islamic period, featuring mosaic pavements decorated with a geometric design. The finding was unveiled in a salvage excavation directed by Tzachi Lang and Kojan Haku ahead of the construction of a road inside the village of Taiba in the Jezreel Valley. “We did not know what to expect ahead of the work, but we knew that this was an area...
  • A conservative Christian and Joe Biden: Did God elevate Donald Trump or Joe Biden to the presidency intentionally, or permissively?

    01/21/2021 7:05:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/21/2021 | Wallace B. Henley
    The first time I heard the name, “Joe Biden,” I wanted to weep. On December 18, 1972, struggling through Washington traffic to my office at the White House, my car radio reported the deaths of a newly elected senator’s young wife and baby daughter in Delaware in a horrific collision. For a moment I forgot that Biden was a political opponent. Instead, as a husband and father myself, I thought of a terribly bereaved human being and choked back tears as I reflected on his grief. Now, all these years later, the last time I heard the name, “Joe Biden,”...
  • An extra pope in Saint Malachy's prophesy?

    01/20/2021 2:36:34 PM PST · by dangus · 13 replies
    Dangus
    A bleg for Latin experts, sorta: St. Malachy's list of popes is usually expressed as referring to a final pope, Peter the Roman.In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End.I just found out that this was written in two paragraphs! In persecutione extrema S.R.E. (Holy Roman Church) sedebit. Petrus Romanus, qui paſcet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus tranſactis ciuitas ſepticollis diruetur,...
  • 'Pop culture will take your kids to hell,' warns James Dobson

    01/20/2021 9:08:31 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 5 replies
    wnd ^ | 1/17/21 | Bob Unruh
    The result of Democrats controlling Washington will be "more regulation, less freedom, more taxation, less religious liberty, more socialism, less democracy [and] more funds for abortion," contends James Dobson. And, he said in his latest newsletter, there will be "less support for the sanctity of human life, less funding for the military, more illegal immigration, more restrictions on speech, less patriotism, more wasteful spending, less support for families, more regulations on business, more appeasement of China, Iran, Russia, and North Korea, less support for the electoral college, trillions more dollars for climate nonsense, more LGBTQ propaganda, less moral compunction, more...
  • Of Capitol Importance

    01/20/2021 7:20:58 AM PST · by truthxchange · 3 replies
    truthxchange.com ^ | 01-19-2021 | Dr. Peter Jones
    How does one make sense of the elections? Where is our culture going? What will the future hold? A colleague of mine wrote: “What we need to hear is admission of wrong and repentance.” Posting this appeal for repentance and admission of wrong from fellow believers doubtless implies that all those who in any way affirmed the policies of President Trump are specifically guilty both of Trump’s “unworthy” presidency and also the foolish invasion of the Capitol, and that repentance of all things Trump will solve our social problems. Questioning Recent Events With regard to the event at the Capitol,...
  • An evangelical leader’s open letter to President Biden [From the President of Southern Evangelical Seminary]

    01/20/2021 6:55:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/20/2021 | Richard Land
    President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, 20500 Dear Mr. President, As you doubtlessly know, a significant majority (at least 75%) of white and Hispanic Evangelicals did not vote for you. However, Mr. President, please allow me to congratulate you on behalf of millions of Evangelicals on having been elected to serve in the highest political office in the land. And, make no mistake, we accept you as our president. You will not hear from us the dangerous nonsense, “He will never be our president.” As you doubtlessly know, the Bible exhorts us to pray for “kings...
  • America Has Fallen, Has Fallen! And Has Become the Habitation of Oppressive Demonic Powers!

    01/20/2021 5:21:32 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 28 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/20/21
    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2021 America Has Fallen, Has Fallen! And Has Become the Habitation of Oppressive Demonic Powers! Dear friends, 0ur nation and its republic are officially dead as of 4:00 AM January 7th, and no optimistic appraisals and well wishes can overturn that; and as of this January 20th, a new tyrannical demonic America has been born with only oppressive lawless means for its inhabitants. The godless and lawless Leftist parasites, which have fed on America's freedom to promote lawlessness and godlessness have now taken over the entire body, soul, and mind of our nation and WOE! WOE! WOE!...
  • A Pastoral Letter to the Clergy from His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH

    01/19/2021 8:01:24 PM PST · by lightman · 5 replies
    Antiochian Orthdox Christian Archdiocese of North America ^ | 18 January A.D. 2021 | Metropolitan Joseph
    January 18, 2021 Dear Reverend Clergy, Greetings and blessings to you and your families in the Name of our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! I pray that you and your holy communities have celebrated joyous and grace-filled feasts of our Lord's Nativity in the flesh, Circumcision on the eighth day, and Baptism in the Jordan. In all of these holy feasts, we witness the love, humility, and obedience of our Lord. He was born to the humble Virgin and laid in a manger to unite His divinity to our humanity. He submitted to circumcision in the flesh in accordance...
  • Alleged Cathedral Vandal Kills Officer

    01/19/2021 6:38:31 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 1/19/21 | Trey Blanton
    Leaves two children fatherlessTOLEDO, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) — A man suspected of vandalizing a cathedral in Ohio died after fatally shooting one of the police officers attempting to arrest him. Christopher Harris, wanted for vandalizing Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, killed Officer Brandon Stalker in a shoot-out Jan. 18. The attempted arrest of 27-year-old African American Harris followed an investigation into the vandalism, which involved spray-painting "Jesus is Black" on the building. It also included the pouring of a flammable substance onto the Cathedral door and setting it on fire. The Cathedral released the following...
  • Belfast [Maine] Church Closes Amid Fears ‘Liberal’ Churches Could be Targeted Before Inauguration

    01/19/2021 6:28:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 1/17/21 | Christopher Burns
    A Belfast church is closing its doors through Wednesday amid fears that “liberal” churches could be targets before Joe Biden’s inauguration. That message from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast comes at a time of heightened tension in the United States as Donald Trump is set to leave the presidency this week. “There is a collective anxiety in our country following the events at the capital on January 6th and I know our giant UU hearts feel every bit of it. Let’s be sure we take the time we need to remain connected to one another and to take care...
  • Pastor Robert Jeffress: Church must 'be prepared' for increasing 'persecution' under Biden

    01/19/2021 8:23:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress issued a warning to his congregation Sunday, arguing that there might be “increasing persecution” during the Biden administration. He urged Christians to “be prepared” for a possible “restrain on our ability” to teach God’s word “without consequence.” In a sermon delivered ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony Wednesday, the senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas told congregants that the New Testament book of Matthew speaks of how, in the last days, “savage times will come as people cast off all moral restraint and society begins to disintegrate.” “Doesn't that describe the time we're living...
  • Why a Biden presidency could be good for the Church

    01/19/2021 8:17:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/19/2021 | Michael Brown
    (Please note: I wrote this on December 11, 2020, during a one-week prayer retreat alone in Texas, but I have waited to release the article until now. With the storming of the Capitol on January 6th and the loss of Republican power in the Senate on January 5th, every line that follows is now underscored.)Like many of you reading this article, I voted for Donald Trump, which means I voted against Joe Biden. I have also written articles calling out the radical nature of the Democratic platform, drawing attention to Biden’s extreme, “transgender rights” position, and pointing to his continued...
  • Give Us Barabbas Biden! And Away With This Man!

    01/19/2021 6:52:26 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/19/21
    My friends, be afraid! Be very afraid! The D.C. Marxist Swampers and the ALL POWERFUL demonic godless media; much like the religious leaders of Jesus' day; have made a covenant with death and hell and have willingly deceived millions of Americans while seeking to eradicate and destroy a great American leader for their own lawless personal gain! These have chosen for themselves a sock puppet thug and lawless reprobate to lead them into the delusional lawless utopia! A man with zero scruples! A man with zero moral character! A man who puts self-interest above the American people! A man who...
  • Redeeming the Time Now for Almighty God in Post America!

    01/18/2021 9:01:37 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/17/21
    Beloved, in light of the death of our American Republic and as the dawn of a new darkened America arises; may I greatly encourage all of us who know the Lord as our personal Savior to redeem the time now as Almighty God's ETERNAL ambassadors for the Gospel's sake! For indeed my beloved, our Lord is at hand and ALL His Kingdom promises ready to be fulfilled (Matt. 5:13-16; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Eph. 5:16-17; 1 Thess 5:1-5)! Beloved, fix your eyes, hearts, and minds with all joy on Jesus and on ALL His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS promises for you in Him...
  • Washington cardinal urges nation to remember Black heroes on MLK Day

    01/18/2021 7:12:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crux ^ | January 18, 2021 | John Lavenburg
    Washington cardinal urges nation to remember Black heroes on MLK DayOn this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington wants Americans to recognize the determination, perseverance and contributions of African Americans throughout United States history in spite of the obstacles they faced. NEW YORK — On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington wants Americans to recognize the determination, perseverance and contributions of African Americans throughout United States history in spite of the obstacles they faced.“African American heroes and heroines have an important lesson to offer all Americans because they exhibit a determination...
  • His Life, Fortune, and Sacred Honor! Article by Gina Miller

    01/18/2021 6:07:41 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 31 replies
    IFB ^ | 1/18/21 | Gina Miller
    It’s breathtaking, but we’re on the eve of the communist takeover of the United States of America. It has been a sickening, disgusting takeover, an almost five-year-long criminal coup led by enemies within our nation, hell’s children who love to make lies, just like their father the devil. Yes, we lawfully re-elected President Trump in a landslide, and yes, in the dead of night the morning after Election Day, freedom-hating evildoers conspired to pull off the biggest election heist in our nation’s history. I can imagine the kinds of terror tactics that were used afterward against courts, judges, and political...
  • Kidnapped Nigerian Catholic Priest Hacked to Death with Machetes

    01/18/2021 5:51:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/18/20 | Thomas D. Williams
    A Nigerian Catholic priest abducted last week was hacked to death with machetes by his kidnappers, according to a report Monday. The lifeless body of Father John Gbakaan, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Minna, in Nigeria’s expansive Middle Belt, was discovered tied to a tree near the road where he had been kidnapped, so severely disfigured by machetes that recognition was difficult. The priest had been reported dead by fellow priest Father Ugochukwu Ugwoke on January 16. The parish priest of Santa Teresa a Madala, Father John Jatau, said Sunday that Father Gbakaan had gone to Makurdi in...
  • Did white evangelical support for Trump drop in the 2020 election?

    01/18/2021 7:07:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2021 | Samuel Smith
    Bill Werts grew up in rural north central Pennsylvania and always identified as an evangelical conservative. He listened to conservative radio talk shows, emulated Christian conservative politicians like Mike Pence and even participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. five times. After supporting staunch conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican primary, the 46-year-old held reservations about voting for President Donald Trump in that year’s general election considering his background, past indiscretions and what he considered to be a “racist” base the thrice-married real estate mogul tried to win over. Bill Werts speaks to how God...
  • Two Popes Take Abortion-Tainted Vaccine

    01/17/2021 3:44:23 PM PST · by ebb tide · 70 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 15, 2021 | Jules Gomes
    Two Popes Take Abortion-Tainted VaccinePfizer-BioNTech serum designed in 'just a few hours over a single day'VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI both received their first shots of the ethically and medically contested Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, a day before Norway reported 23 deaths in connection with vaccination.Drs. Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci, co-founders of BioNTech "I can confirm that, as part of the vaccination program of the Vatican city-state, the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to Pope Francis and to the Pope Emeritus," Matteo Bruni, director of the Holy See Press...
  • A De Facto Dictatorship

    01/17/2021 3:31:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    RR ^ | 1/18/21 | Todd Strandberg
    “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington As the laws currently stand, America is still a free nation. In the practical operation of government, I think it is incorrect to say we have one “of the people, by the people and for the people.” Democratic systems are fragile in nature, and they can be easily broken. The left has reached a point where they are so powerful, they can now set all the rules. Anyone...