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General Discusssion (Religion)

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  • What is pure and undefiled religion?

    05/18/2024 9:52:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    In James 1:27, the apostle James gives us insight into what pleases God: “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world” (NASB). The word for “undefiled” is translated “faultless” in the NIV. When interpreting any verse in the Bible, including James 1:27, we should always look at its context to get an idea of what the verse means within the surrounding verses. In this case, we can look at what comes immediately before James 1:27 and get some...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 18-May-2024

    05/18/2024 7:07:51 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    18 May 2024 Saturday of the 7th week of Eastertide Basilica di S. Venanzio, Camerino, ItalyReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: B(II).First readingActs 28:16-20,30-31 ©In Rome, Paul proclaimed the kingdom of God without hindrance from anyoneOn our arrival in Rome Paul was allowed to stay in lodgings of his own with the soldier who guarded him. After three days he called together the leading Jews. When they had assembled, he said to them, ‘Brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans....
  • 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 · 13 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...
  • Abuse victim advocates pushing Missouri AG to investigate Christian boarding schools

    05/17/2024 5:31:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 14, 2024 | Jim Salter
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Advocates for victims of abuse at Missouri boarding schools on Monday urged the state’s attorney general to launch an investigation, work with local prosecutors and take other steps aimed at stemming the tide of abuse. Three Christian boarding schools in southern Missouri have shut down since 2020 amid wide-ranging abuse allegations levied by current and former students. Several people affiliated with those schools are facing criminal charges. Advocates who worry that more abuse is going unpunished gathered Monday outside Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s St. Louis office to demand action. “This is a structural problem,” said...
  • Daystar Co-Founder Exploits Ministry Funds and Jet for Lavish Romantic Getaways

    05/17/2024 5:27:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Disntr ^ | May 17, 2024 | staff
    It’s getting harder and harder to ignore the shenanigans that these prosperity charlatans continue to perpetrate, especially with the latest revelations about the extravagant misuse of ministry funds and assets in false prophet, Joni Lamb’s ministry. For the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around the fascination with such people—they contribute absolutely nothing to the body of Christ. According to an investigation by the Trinity Foundation, Lamb has been using Daystar Television Network’s ministry jet for personal jaunts to visit her fiancé (now husband) and to their new condo. The cost of these trips? An eye-watering $769,220. To...
  • ‘Father forgive them they know not what they do.’ Benny Hinn Attacks Critics in Public Prayer

    05/17/2024 5:13:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 17, 2024 | staff
    Days ago, still reeling from a 4-hour exposé by apologist Mike Winger- a veritable cinematic cinderblock to the head that’s been viewed on YouTube nearly a million times- arch-heretic Benny Hinn reached out to Stephen Strang, founder and CEO of Charisma News to do damage control and “throw his hat into the ring and try to balance the scales when it comes to the legacy he will leave behind.” Strang, willingly stepping into the role of Hinn’s advocate, posed a series of softball questions that seemed to be crafted by Hinn himself. With the stage set, Hinn took the opportunity...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 16 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 7

    05/17/2024 2:45:32 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 1 replies
    " I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16 1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 17-May-2024

    05/17/2024 3:44:46 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    17 May 2024 Friday of the 7th week of Eastertide Basilica di Santa Restituta, Naples Readings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: B(II).First readingActs 25:13-21 ©'I ordered Paul to be remanded until I could send him to Caesar'King Agrippa and Bernice arrived in Caesarea and paid their respects to Festus. Their visit lasted several days, and Festus put Paul’s case before the king. ‘There is a man here’ he said ‘whom Felix left behind in custody, and while I was in Jerusalem the chief priests and elders of the Jews laid information against him, demanding his condemnation. But I told...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis calls for ‘global financial charter’ at Vatican climate change conference

    05/16/2024 8:25:53 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 16, 2024 | Michael Haynes
    Pope Francis calls for ‘global financial charter’ at Vatican climate change conference Addressing a Vatican-hosted climate change conference, Pope Francis called for a “new global financial charter” by 2025 that would be centered on climate change and “ecological debt.”“There is a need to develop a new financial architecture capable of responding to the demands of the Global South and of the island states that have been seriously affected by climate catastrophes,” Pope Francis said on Thursday, May 16.The Pontiff’s words came toward the end of his keynote address at the conference “Climate Crisis to Climate Resilience,” organized jointly by the...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 15 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 6

    05/16/2024 3:09:58 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing." "Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? "Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church." John 15 1...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 16-May-2024

    05/16/2024 3:44:01 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    16 May 2024 Thursday of the 7th week of Eastertide St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden, MEReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: B(II).First readingActs 22:30,23:6-11 ©'You have borne witness in Jerusalem: now you must do the same in Rome'Since the tribune wanted to know what precise charge the Jews were bringing, he freed Paul and gave orders for a meeting of the chief priests and the entire Sanhedrin; then he brought Paul down and stood him in front of them. Now Paul was well aware that one section was made up of Sadducees and the other of Pharisees, so...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 14 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 5

    05/15/2024 3:26:33 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    "If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. "Peace I leave with you,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 15-May-2024

    05/15/2024 3:47:20 AM PDT · by annalex · 15 replies
    15 May 2024 Wednesday of the 7th week of Eastertide Altar of Saint Isidore the Laborer Parish Church in Lucena City, the PhilippinesReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: White. Year: B(II).First readingActs 20:28-38 ©I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, and its powerPaul addressed these words to the elders of the church of Ephesus: ‘Be on your guard for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you the overseers, to feed the Church of God which he bought with his own blood. I know quite well that when I have...
  • EXCLUSIVE Mica Miller's pastor husband John-Paul threatened to show up at her sister's house 'armed and ready' while demanding to see his wife during 2022 altercation, disturbing texts revea

    05/14/2024 10:49:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 14, 2024 | Emma James
    Mica Miller's pastor husband sent a series of disturbing text messages intimidating and threatening his wife and her family during a bitter argument, nearly two years before their marriage broke down, can reveal. John-Paul Miller, 44, even warned that he was on his way to her sister's home 'armed' and 'ready' in November 2022 – bombarding them with bizarre texts in the early hours. The messages, posted online by Mica's sister Sierra Francis, come after Mica, 30, was found dead in Lumber River State Park in North Carolina on April 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was revealed...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 13 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 4

    05/14/2024 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 5 replies
    "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. "And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. "For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings 14-May-2024

    05/14/2024 3:43:04 AM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    Tuesday 14 May 2024 Saint Matthias, Apostle Feast St. Matthias Catholic Church, Sterling Heights, MIReadings at MassLiturgical Colour: Red. Year: B(II).First readingActs 1:15-17,20-26 ©'Let someone else take his office'One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers – there were about a hundred and twenty persons in the congregation: ‘Brothers, the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, foretells the fate of Judas, who offered himself as a guide to the men who arrested Jesus – after having been one of our number and actually sharing this ministry of ours. Now...
  • Gospel of John Ch. 12 and 1 Corinthians Ch. 3

    05/13/2024 3:46:24 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 2 replies
    "Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. "And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me. "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." John 12 1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him. 3 Then took Mary...
  • ‘The Stripper’s Guide to Looking Great Naked?’ Logos Bible Software Platforms Hundreds of Erotic Books Despite ‘Updated’ Screening Process

    05/13/2024 5:01:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Protestia ^ | May 13, 2024 | staff
    Logos Bible Software continues to sell hundreds of erotic and pornographic books on its platform despite promising that such titles would be “rare” and that their “filters as well as our manual processes” would “prevent illicit titles from being added to our platform.” Earlier this year, we broke the story that the preeminent Bible software company was selling thousands of erotic and pornographic books, failing to act on complaints when it was first brought to them. 1. Exclusive: ‘Logos Software’ Selling Hardcore Erotica Porn Alongside Devotionals and Bible Studies 2. ‘Sexual Magic for the Solo Witch,’ + A Timeline of...