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  • 10 Signs That Major End Times Events Are In Motion Here In 2021

    04/14/2021 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies
    eotad ^ | 4/13/21 | Michael Snyder
    There is so much confusion out there right now, and my hope is that this article will help to clear things up. Lots of people seem to think that we will soon see a “return to normal” and that good times are just around the corner, but that is not true at all. In fact, I believe that things will become progressively worse in the months ahead. I don’t know if we have ever seen a time when more major end times signs were in the process of being fulfilled, and I expect global events to soon accelerate even more....
  • Laodicean Apostate Beth Moore Apologizes for Teaching & Promoting Bible Doctrine as she walks away from the Southern Baptist Convention

    04/10/2021 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    nteb ^ | 4/8/21 | Geoffrey Grider
    Beth Moore is in the process of slowly, but quite steadily, sliding down the very slippery slope into full-blown Laodiceanism, not that she was ever all that solid to begin with. Over the years, Beth Moore has defended homosexuality, and claimed direct revelation from God with her ‘vision’ that all the denominations of the Church, including Roman Catholicism. In light of the success Pope Francis has had in launching the One World Religion of Chrislam, she might be onto something. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or...
  • Russia - Metropolitan Hilarion: the Russian Church Will Not Change Its Way of Establishing the Date of Easter

    04/08/2021 7:37:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Moscow (Agenzia Fides) - The possible introduction of a change of the liturgical calendar to allow all Christians in the world to celebrate Easter on the same day "is not on the agenda of the Orthodox Church, or at least it is not on the agenda of the Russian Orthodox Church", and in any case the Russian Orthodox have "no intention" of changing the traditional system with which the date for the Easter celebration is fixed in their Church. This was stated in a recent television interview by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External...
  • Controversial Swiss Theologian Hans Kung dies at 93.

    04/06/2021 11:59:42 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 16 replies
    Angelus ^ | CNA
    The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on the afternoon of April 6 at his home in Tübingen, southwest Germany. Küng served as a theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council but repeatedly clashed with Rome in the years that followed. The tensions culminated in a 1979 declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that Küng had “departed from the integral truth of Catholic faith, and therefore he can no longer be considered a Catholic theologian nor function...
  • Easter Is Not Named after Ishtar or Eostre

    03/31/2021 12:44:57 AM PDT · by Cronos · 47 replies
    Totf ^ | 6 December 2020 | Spencer McDaniel
    Around this time of year it is common to see people sharing memes claiming that Easter is really an ancient pre-Christian pagan holiday that was hijacked by Christians. I wrote an article all the way back in April 2017 debunking some of the more general claims that you often hear about various Easter traditions such as the Easter bunny and painting Easter eggs. This year, though, I want to specifically debunk the popular claim that Easter originated as a festival of the ancient Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar.This is a claim that has circulated ever since the middle of the nineteenth century....
  • Pope Hopes for RCC and Phanar to Enter "Complete Visible Unity"

    03/24/2021 6:04:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    Union of Orthodox Journalists ^ | 3/12/21 | Elena Konstantinova
    Pope Francis and Cardinal Kurt Koch hope that there will be full communion and "visible unity" between the Roman Catholic Church and the Phanar. On March 12, 2021, Pope Francis sent a congratulatory message to the new Metropolitan of Italy of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, Exarch Polycarp (Stavropoulos) of Southern Europe, in which he expressed the hope that the RCC and Phanar would enter into "complete visible unity", the official website of the Vatican reports. The Pope believes that Catholics and Orthodox will be able to transform, "with God's help, the communion already uniting us into a complete visible unity."...
  • More pastors bow to LGBT crowd – and it'll only get worse

    03/19/2021 1:07:19 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 49 replies
    WND ^ | 3/17/21 | Scott Lively
    Jesus warned that in the last generation "many false prophets will arise and mislead many [and] because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold." "Wickedness" involves a wide spectrum of secondary behaviors as shown in Romans 1:18-32 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5, but one specific category of sin is pinpointed by God throughout the Bible as the gateway to widespread apostasy that triggers His wrath: extreme sexual deviance, particularly male homosexuality. My Scripture-based argument in support of that assertion is fully detailed in my book "The Petros Prophecy: Simon Peter's Prophetic Warning About the Heresy of...
  • German Catholics and Protestants Pursue Intercommunion Despite Vatican Objections

    03/17/2021 5:38:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    CNA Staff, Mar 16, 2021 / 01:00 pm MT (CNA).- Catholics and Protestants in Germany announced on Tuesday that they would press ahead with intercommunion at an event in May despite Vatican objections. In a March 16 press release, organizers of the third Ecumenical Church Congress (ÖKT) in Frankfurt said that they planned to invite Christians to attend celebrations “in many churches” in the city and across Germany on May 15. According to CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, they said: “Christians of all denominations have the opportunity on this evening to come and enter, to get to know different...
  • Iraq Bars Jews From Pope’s Interfaith Event

    03/12/2021 7:15:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/8/21 | Jules Gomes
    Jews furious at Vatican silence on exclusion from Abraham's birthplaceNASSIRIYA, Iraq (ChurchMilitant.com) - Jewish leaders are slamming Pope Francis' silence on Iraq's anti-Semitic policies after it emerged that the Iraqi government blocked Jews from attending the pontiff's interfaith service at the birthplace of Abraham. A delegation of Jews was unable to attend the "Abrahamic" event even though the Vatican had invited the representatives to be present because "the Iraqi government stymied efforts for any Jews to travel to Iraq," the Jerusalem Post reported Sunday. Multiple Jewish sources confirmed to Church Militant the veracity of the Jerusalem Post's report explaining that...
  • Iraqi convert to Christianity: ‘Muslims are triumphantly declaring that the pope has surrendered to Islam’

    03/12/2021 9:05:27 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 10 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 3/10/21 | Robert Spencer
    Aza, an amateur Arabist who had been brought up to believe that the Koran was linguistically inerrant, said that he began to have doubts about Islam after detecting a number of linguistic errors in the Koran. When a Christian gave him a copy of the New Testament in Kurdish, Aza, who is of part-Kurdish heritage, broke down emotionally after reading it. “God speaks my language!” he exclaimed, overwhelmed by the fact that the Word had not only become flesh in Jesus but also was written in his own mother tongue. Keen to reach out to Muslims with the gospel, Aza...
  • Pope Francis Dismisses ‘Heresy’ Charges for His Commitment to Christian-Muslim Dialogue

    03/08/2021 7:05:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 3/8/21 | Claire Giangrave
    Francis said that his decision to speak with Muslim religious leaders and promote interreligious dialogue is 'always made in prayer, in dialogue, asking for advice.'VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Aboard the papal flight back from Iraq, the first papal trip since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Pope Francis addressed criticism of those who have accused him of being “one step away from heresy” in his commitment to promoting human fraternity among the world’s faiths. “There are some critics who say the pope is not brave but reckless, that he’s taking steps against Catholic doctrine, that he’s one step from heresy,” the pope...
  • The Vatican Betrays Virgin Mary for Prophet Muhammad

    02/26/2021 9:14:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/26/2021 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The same folks to bring you “Abrahamism”—the idea that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are intricately connected—have narrowed their sights on promoting Mary, the mother of Christ, as “a Jewish, Christian and Muslim woman,” in the words of Catholic priest Fr. Gian Matteo of the Pontifical International Marian Academy. In a ten-week webinar series titled “Mary, a model for faith and life for Christianity and Islam,” the academy will seek to present Mary as a bridge between the two religions. This may be easier said than done — at least for those still interested in facts. For starters, the claim that...
  • Head of German Catholic Bishops: I do not deny communion to a Protestant Who Asks for It

    02/26/2021 1:52:11 PM PST · by viewfromthefrontier · 62 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | February 26, 2021 | National Catholic Register
    BERLIN, Germany — The president of the German Catholic bishops’ conference said on Thursday that he would continue to give Holy Communion to Protestants who ask for it. Bishop Bätzing told journalists at a press conference on Feb. 25 that it was necessary to respect the “personal decision of conscience” of those seeking to receive Communion. Asked how he would respond if a Protestant came to him seeking the Eucharist, he told reporters: “I have no problems with it and I see myself in line with papal documents.” The 59-year-old bishop added that this was already a “practice” in Germany...
  • Dream of 3 Faiths [Christianity, Islam, Judaism] Worshipping in One Building Meets Reality in Berlin

    02/19/2021 6:20:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 2/15/21 | Ken Chitwood
    Its designers and leaders hope it will be used by Jewish, Christian and Muslim members as a place to pray, worship, gather and, perhaps above all, host a dialogue among their respective religions and with society at large.An artistic rendering of the House of One design in Berlin. Design by Kuehn Malvezzi, photo by Ulruich Schwarz, courtesy House of One Three religions. One building. The concept could be profoundly simple or particularly complex. For Berlin’s “House of One,” it’s turning out to be a bit of both. Dubbed “the world’s first churmosqagogue” by one Reddit user, the House of One...
  • Two Christian Evangelists accused of breaking Pakistan's blasphemy law

    02/17/2021 10:08:08 PM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies
    Catholic news agency ^ | 17 February 2021 | Cha
    Two Christian evangelists could face the death penalty after being charged with violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law after an encounter in a park in Lahore prompted a complaint that they made derogatory comments about Islam. “We here at International Christian Concern are concerned for the safety of Haroon Ayub Masih and Salamat Mansha Masih,” William Stark, regional manager of International Christian Concern, said Feb. 15. “We are also concerned for the safety of the broader community these men represent,” Stark continued. “This violence is often not limited to those accused. There are many examples in which a blasphemy accusation has exploded...
  • Pope Francis Commemorates Abu Dhabi Document, Gives Peace Award to Pro-Abortion UN Chief

    02/08/2021 7:17:19 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/8/21 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis congratulated UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres Guterres for “all the efforts he has made for peace." Guterres has used the COVID-19 crisis as a means to promote access to abortion worldwide.VATICAN CITY, February 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Delivering a completely irreligious address, Pope Francis has taken part in a video with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar to mark the first International Day of Human Fraternity commemorating the Abu Dhabi document, which has been described as seeming to “overturn the doctrine of the Gospel.” The Pope then jointly bestowed an award for peace and fraternity on the pro-abortion and...
  • WCC Looks to its 11th General Assembly with Call for an "Ecumenism of the Heart"

    02/02/2021 6:24:13 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Vatican News ^ | 2/1/21 | Lisa Zengarini
    The World Council of Churches prepares its 11th General Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, with a call for an “ecumenism of the heart” in a broken world.The World Council of Churches (WCC) has published a 24-page Reflection on the theme of its 11th General Assembly to take place in Karlsruhe, Germany, from 31 August to 8 September 2022. The text, which is the result of the work of an international group drawn from different regions and confessional traditions, is intended as a resource for Churches and Christians worldwide facing new pastoral challenges related to the current the COVID-19 pandemic, present world...
  • Persecuted evangelicals in Mexico help Traditionalist Catholics break free from pagan idolatry

    02/01/2021 11:27:39 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 108 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 1/31/21 | Jackson Elliot
    Most Americans presume that Mexico is a Christian country, unaware that many Mexicans who identity as Catholic regularly practice a form of pagan idolatry, according to Universidad Cristiana de Mexico President Jaime Castro. Castro leads an evangelical Christian university in Querétaro, Mexico. As Mexican Christians share the Gospel, they often face persecution from Mexican traditionalist Catholics, he told The Christian Post. Unlike Christianity, traditionalist Catholicism relies on giving gifts to the gods in exchange for health, good fortune and protection from evil. They often participate in animal sacrifices to the gods and worship saints, incorporating practices from pagan Aztec beliefs....
  • Why the United Methodist Church is REALLY Splitting: The Big-Picture History

    01/26/2021 12:50:15 PM PST · by lightman · 56 replies
    The Insitute for Religion & Democrary ^ | 21 January A.D. 2021 | John Lomperis
    Hopefully, by now, you’ve all heard that our denomination is headed for a major division, and that the need for this is widely agreed upon by the leaders of all major factions.Why is the United Methodist Church splitting?You may have heard that our division is because of homosexuality. There is some truth to that, but that is really a misleading way to view things.The reality is that our division has been a long time coming. The impending split is the result of an extensive history which dates back long before the present debates over sexual morality. We have a history,...
  • Vatican News Links UN Day Celebrating Religious Pluralism to Influence of Pope Francis

    01/21/2021 6:04:33 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/21/21 | Jeanne Smits
    The Vatican News website has said in response to the UN declaring February 4th as the International Day of Human Fraternity that Pope Francis' encyclical 'Fratelli tutti' and the ‘Document on Human Fraternity,’ signed by Pope Francis and the grand imam of Al Azhar last year, 'have found a strong echo in the halls and corridors of the United Nations'AnalysisJanuary 21, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) –Shortly before Christmas, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring February 4th as the International Day of Human Fraternity, with immediate effect. In a fortnight, the 193 members of the UN; as well as “relevant...