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  • Did God Create Evil: Part 2: An Awkward Truce of Disparate Truths

    05/22/2024 7:07:42 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 5/8/24 | Steve Schmutzer
    In the first part of this article, we noted that God has created everything. Nothing exists without Him. This position is clearly supported in the Scriptures just as the case for His omnibenevolent, omniscient, and omnipotent nature is also supported. These are matters which are beyond question if one studies and accepts the Scriptures responsibly. All that being so, it’s tempting to feel that if an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent God really exists, then evil should not. If God is who the Bible claims He is, then how does evil fit in? This awkward truce of disparate truths is not...
  • Did God Create Evil?

    05/22/2024 7:07:39 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 5/7/24 | Steve Schmutzer
    Part 1: An Apparent Contradiction of Logic An unsettling question may arise when one ponders the implications of John 1:3 which states, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.” That unsettling question is, “Did God create evil?” Let’s step back a few paces to get a big-picture view. After each sequence of bringing the heavens and earth into existence in Genesis chapter 1, God considered His creative work to be good. Over and over, it is repeated, “And God saw that it was good.” The point is...
  • A Tyrant Who Threatened Israel With Annihilation: Was Raisi’s Death An Act Of God?

    05/22/2024 9:36:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 37 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/20/24 | Cookie Schwaeber-Issan
    It really makes you wonder when you look back at Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s statement of April 23rd, less than a month ago, as he threatened Israel with annihilation. It was during a visit to Pakistan that Raisi referred to Israel as the “Zionist regime,” whose destruction he promised if they would dare to attack Iran. Because when thinking about the Biblical accounts of cause and effect, it’s only natural to make the comparison of someone who, after threatening the Jews, ended up hanging on his own gallows. But who was Ebrahim Raisi, and is it possible to connect his...
  • Major Pharmacy Chain Settles With Christian Nurse Over Contraceptives Case

    05/22/2024 6:10:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 21, 2024 | Kate Anderson
    CVS Health Corporation settled with nurse practitioner Robyn Strader after she sued the company after it stopped providing religious accommodations regarding “pregnancy prevention services.” Strader said she had been granted a religious exemption for six years permitting her to not prescribe contraceptives, and filed the lawsuit in January 2023 after having been fired following the policy change in 2021, according to the press release. First Liberty Institute, which represented Strader, announced Monday that CVS had agreed to a settlement of which the terms “were not made public.” “We are thrilled that Robyn was able to reach a resolution with CVS,”...
  • There can never be peace on Earth for as long as Islamic Sharia exists

    05/22/2024 5:37:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    America Out Loud News ^ | May 21, 2024 | IQ al-Rassooli
    This article might be the most controversial and incendiary but most accurate ever written in the last 120 years regarding the Islamic belief system. All I request from our readers is to judge its contents not based on emotions or perceptions but entirely upon its accuracy grounded upon the Islamic scripture and sources. 20% of humanity is Muslim, and 80% is none Muslim. Both Sunnis and Shia Muslims are the enemies of 80% of humanity, whom they call Kuffar/Infidels. Among the 20% of Muslims, 85% are Sunnis and 15% are Shia. Each considers the other Kuffar. Therefore, according to Islam,...
  • Report indicating med school graduates more interested in residencies in states without abortion bans ‘not at all surprising,’ Catholic doctor says

    05/21/2024 12:21:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 17, 2024 | Mary Stroka
    CV NEWS FEED // States with abortion bans are experiencing declines in applications for residencies from new graduates of medical schools in the United States, according to a 2023 Association of American Medical Colleges analysis that was published this month. The Association’s research institute conducted an analysis published in 2023 of 2022-2023 application cycle data after the U.S. Supreme Court made its June 2022 decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The reductions in applicants for residencies in states with abortion bans have continued, the new report, which covers the 2023-2024 application cycle, indicated. States that had no abortion...
  • Debunking Popular Lies About Premillennialism

    05/19/2024 2:20:33 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 79 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 5/17/24 | Jonathan Brentner
    Has the definition of Premillennialism changed in the past few decades? I ask this because during the past several years, a few pastors told me they were Premillennial, but they didn’t adhere to a futuristic interpretation of the book of Revelation or the restoration of a kingdom to Israel. For me, Premillennialism has always signified a belief in Jesus’ return to earth after a literal seven-year Tribulation at which time He will setup His thousand-year rule over the nations of the earth, which certainly includes a gloriously restored Israel. What’s causing the shift away from these beliefs that were a...
  • Christian leaders send letter to President Biden warning that failure to support Israel could endanger US

    05/18/2024 6:16:31 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    All Israel ^ | 5/17/24 | Staff
    One hundred fifty-seven Christian leaders representing different streams of Christianity in the United States, wrote a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden, under the banner of American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI), to express their disappointment with recent actions by his administration towards Israel. In the letter, the leaders warned that these actions would embolden the mutual enemies of both Israel and the United States and encouraged Biden to make “a course correction.” Among the actions the leaders specified were: Holding Israel responsible for all civilian casualties in Gaza, despite Hamas being the official government of the people there. Repeatedly...
  • Why Has The Vatican Chosen This Precise Moment To Drop Bombshells About UFOs, Aliens And “Apparitions”?

    05/18/2024 6:09:20 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 5/16/24 | Michael Snyder
    For centuries, the Vatican has been carefully guarding their most precious secrets. In recent years, that has been especially true regarding what they know about UFOs, aliens and the mysteries of the universe. So why have they chosen this exact moment in history to publicly talk about these things? The press conference at the Vatican on Thursday is the very first time that the Vatican has held a press conference about UFOs, aliens and “apparitions” since 1978. So this is a really big deal. It is being reported that the Vatican has decided to issue new guidelines “on aliens and...
  • Pope Francis says US Catholic conservatives have 'suicidal attitude'

    05/17/2024 7:37:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/16/2024 | Brad Brooks
    Pope Francis said his conservative critics within the Roman Catholic Church in the United States are trapped in a "suicidal attitude," according to an interview with CBS. During the April 24 interview with "60 Minutes" that will air this Sunday, Pope Francis was asked his thoughts on the conservative backlash against his papacy, with many of his critics being American clergy members. Pope Francis responded by saying a conservative is someone who "clings to something and does not want to see beyond that." "It is a suicidal attitude," the pontiff said, according to a brief transcript excerpt made available by...
  • The NFL’s Condemnation Of Harrison Butker Exemplifies The Left’s Anti-Christian Bigotry

    05/16/2024 9:49:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/16/2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    In corporate America today, there’s a permission structure in place to attack, defame, and destroy anyone who dares to be publicly Christian.It didn’t take long for the NFL to come out and condemn recent remarks from Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, saying his views, given during a commencement speech at Benedictine College over the weekend, “are not those of the NFL as an organization. The NFL is steadfast in our commitment to inclusion, which only makes our league stronger.”What horrible, non-inclusive things did the 28-year-old Butker say? He committed the crime of giving public witness to his faith, espousing...
  • ‘The View’ hosts unload on Chiefs kicker for 'cult-like' Catholic faith, say he needs therapy

    05/16/2024 1:32:03 PM PDT · by NYCCatholic · 48 replies
    Fox News (foxnews.com) ^ | 5/16/24 | Gabriel Hays
    "The View" co-hosts criticized Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker’s Catholic faith on Thursday, saying the athlete's religious outlook is being compared to "cult-like and extremist religions in the Middle East" and recommending he go to therapy. The panelists added to the backlash Butker has received for his recent commencement speech at a private Catholic college in Kansas in which he promoted his traditional Catholic values, criticized the LGBTQ community and President Biden, and championed his wife’s vocation as a "homemaker." "If you’re using this to oppress people or hold them down,
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican invites Gavin Newsom, other pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Democrats to speak at climate event

    05/15/2024 6:58:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 14, 2024 | Doug Mainwaring
    [Catholic Caucus] Vatican invites Gavin Newsom, other pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Democrats to speak at climate eventMassachusetts Gov. Maura Healy, a pro-abortion ‘partnered’ lesbian who supports child ‘sex changes,’ will give a keynote address at the Vatican climate summit, where far-left California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul will also deliver speechesThree of the nation’s most radical, far-left governors – all of whom identify as Catholic despite their staunch pro-abortion and pro-LGBT stances – have been invited by the Vatican to participate in the Holy See’s summit on “climate change” this week.Perhaps the most troubling aspect of the conference,...
  • Taylor Swift Sunday Service Packs German Church to Overflowing

    05/15/2024 6:03:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2024 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A 600-year-old church in southern Germany drew some 1,200 people to a Taylor Swift-themed worship service on Sunday, local media reported. Heidelberg’s famous Church of the Holy Spirit, originally Catholic and now Protestant, hosted a liturgical service bearing the title “Anti-Hero — Taylor Swift Church Service,” in an effort to attract younger people, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported. “The Church of the Holy Spirit has always been a place of encounter and exchange,” said Heidelberg Pastor Christof Ellsiepen. “That’s why a pop-music religious service fits so perfectly. With it, we are giving space to the questions and issues that occupy the...
  • Far-right Christians blame Madonna’s ‘satanic’ concert for floods in southern Brazil

    05/15/2024 5:46:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 13, 2024 | Eduardo Campos Lima
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil (RNS) — Conservative Christians are accusing the pop star Madonna, who gave a free concert on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach May 4, of including satanic rituals in the show, with catastrophic consequences for Brazil. The concert, the last stop on Madonna’s The Celebration Tour, drew more than 1.6 million Brazilians and fans from neighboring countries and was aired in its entirety on Rede Globo, the national TV network. Besides a diverse cast and some sexual play that LGBTQ+ Brazilians and other minorities said spotlighted their communities, the show projected images of Brazilian human rights icons, including...
  • Christian school teacher who was fired for refusing to use trans student's preferred pronouns settles lawsuit

    05/15/2024 5:27:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 15, 2024 | Rachel Bowman
    A former gym teacher reached a settlement with a California public school district, after claiming she was wrongfully fired when she refused to lie to parents about their child's pronoun preference and hide her religious beliefs. Jessica Tapia will receive $360,000 from the Jurupa Unified School District after she was fired in 2022 and accused of proselytizing during class. The teacher said the district accused her of not calling a student by their preferred pronouns, but denies ever being asked by a student to do so in the first place. She claimed the district directed her to refer to students...
  • PCA cancels General Assembly panel featuring prominent Trump critic, David French after opposition

    05/15/2024 11:07:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/15/2024 | Michael Gryboski
    The Presbyterian Church in America has canceled a panel discussion scheduled for its churchwide gathering next month that would have included Evangelical writer and New York Times columnist David French in response to much opposition. ByFaith, the official magazine of the PCA, reported on Tuesday that the panel scheduled for the theologically conservative denomination's June General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, had been canceled."The concerns that have been raised about the seminar and its topic have been so significant that it seems wisest for the peace and unity of the church not to proceed in this way," stated the PCA Administrative...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 5/13/24 {Prayer}

    05/12/2024 8:26:52 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 18 replies
    5/12/24 | Kitty Mittens
    Join with Fellow FREEPERS to Pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media.'I Urge, then, First of All, that Requests, Prayers, Intercession and Thanksgiving be Made for Everyone: for Kings and All those in Authority that we May Live Peaceful and Quiet Lives in All Godliness and Holiness.' 1 Tim.2:1,2 'And this is the Confidence that we have in Him, that, if we Ask Anything According to His Will, He Heareth us.' 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum Threads Labeled [Prayer] are Closed to Debate of Any Kind.Psalm 86:12I will Praise...
  • Vatican To Publish New Document On Marian Apparitions Next Week

    05/12/2024 7:58:48 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 491 replies
    One News Page ^ | 5/6/24 | Courtney Mares
    The Vatican’s doctrine office will publish a new document next week on discerning Marian apparitions and other supernatural events. The Holy See Press Office announced on Tuesday that Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, the prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF), will unveil new norms for discernment regarding “apparitions and other supernatural phenomena” on Friday, May 17. In an interview with the National Catholic Register, CNA’s sister news partner, last month, Fernandez said that the document will provide “clear guidelines and norms” for discernment. The new norms will be the first time that the Vatican’s doctrinal office...
  • The Death of Truth

    05/12/2024 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 5/11/24 | Daymond Duck
    When asked about the signs of His coming and the end of the age, Jesus mentioned deceit four times in Matt. 24 (vs. 4, 5, 11, and 24). In an article titled “Truth Has Become a Casualty in Modern Journalism,” Pastor Mike Spaulding (author, speaker, radio host) wrote on Apr. 27, 2024: We should all be mourning the death of truth, but alas, few recognize what has happened to truth as a tool to strengthen nations and guard against ruinous corruption. The murder of truth was intentionally committed by individuals and organizations who cannot accomplish their goals through rational, logical,...