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  • 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 · 119 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...
  • Pope Francis Fires Conservative U.S. Bishop

    11/11/2023 10:10:45 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11.11.2023 | Francis X. Rocca
    ROME—Pope Francis removed Bishop Joseph Strickland, one of the pope’s most vocal critics in the U.S. hierarchy, the Vatican said Saturday.The Vatican said that the pope had “relieved [the bishop] of the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Tyler,” Texas, and appointed Bishop Joe Vázquez of Austin as “apostolic administrator,” or acting bishop, of Tyler.“I’m saddened for the harm to the faithful but at peace in His Truth, stay Jesus Strong,” Strickland wrote via email on Saturday, in response to a request for comment. Asked about his plans, he replied: “Just praying for now.”Strickland’s firing follows a Vatican investigation this...
  • Pope to address UN climate conference, inaugurate 'Faith Pavilion'

    11/09/2023 6:10:14 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    EarthBeat ^ | November 29, 2023 | Cindy Wooden
    Pope to address UN climate conference, inaugurate 'Faith Pavilion'Pope Francis will travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates Dec. 1-3 to address the U.N. climate conference and to help inaugurate the Faith Pavilion where religious leaders and organizations will meet to share information and strategies for convincing governments to take real steps to protect the environment.The conference, commonly known as COP28, "can represent a change of direction, showing that everything done since 1992 (with the adoption of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change) was in fact serious and worth the effort, or else it will be a great...
  • 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...
  • Francis’ New Book Hails Islam as a ‘Religion of Peace’

    11/06/2023 12:55:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 51 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 25, 2023 | Jules Gomes
    Francis’ New Book Hails Islam as a ‘Religion of Peace’Pontiff claims Islamic State terrorist outfit is a creation of the West In a new book recounting the last 10 years of his pontificate, Pope Francis is defending Islam as a "religion of peace" and suggesting the possibility of making celibacy optional for Latin rite priests. Non Sei Solo: Sfide, Risposte, Speranze (You Are Not Alone: Challenges, Answers, Hopes), published in Italian and released Tuesday, is a series of dialogues with journalists Sergio Rubin and Francesca Ambrogetti. The pontiff calls upon Europe to integrate Muslim migrants, insisting that "radical Islam is...
  • 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Synodal Way Won Me Over

    11/06/2023 8:12:16 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | November 6, 2023 | Dan Millette
    [Catholic Caucus] The Synodal Way Won Me OverI have not written on matters of faith in a long time. “Why?” I’m sure no one has asked. I will inflict an answer upon you regardless. It’s simple. I’ve been undergoing a spiritual transformation. I have received a re-catechization and am now awakened. No longer burdened by traditional ideologies, I am forever changed, and it is my wish to pass on this possibility to all. Whoopee? you might say. To which I reply, Whoopi!That is correct. I have been forever improved and perfected by the Vatican’s synodal way. It has been a...
  • 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...
  • A Synodal Swampy Mess

    10/15/2023 7:58:33 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Remanant Newspaper ^ | October 15, 2023 | Greg Maresca
    A Synodal Swampy MessWhile addressing a South American youth gathering in 2015, Pope Francis defined his pontificate when he told them to go out and “make a mess.” And a mess is what he has emanating from the Vatican.Enter the Synod on Synodality where barrels of ink have been spilled leading up to its initiation that is now underway in the Eternal City. And if the recycle dumpster is to be believed, much that has been written on the synod has been deposited unopened. Many baptized Catholics have no idea what a synod is or even care.The growing progressive wing...
  • [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...
  • 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...
  • Revisiting Gnosis: The Main Expression of Occult Evolutionary Progressive Christianity

    09/04/2023 1:22:48 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 14 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Linda Kimball
    In the essay, “The Paganization of Biblical Studies,” Dr. Peter Jones, Professor of New Testament at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, Calif., identifies liberalism and/or progressivism as a form of neo-Gnostic occult mystical pantheism.Occult Gnostic pantheism arose among certain Jews during the Babylonian exile so is grounded in Ageless Wisdom Teachings from the time of Babylon.
  • An Enemy Has Done This: Globalism, the Conciliar Church, and Crippled Consciences

    09/02/2023 9:43:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | August 29, 2023 | Robert Morrison
    An Enemy Has Done This: Globalism, the Conciliar Church, and Crippled Consciences“There is only one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one can be saved.” (Innocent III and the Fourth Ecumenical Council of the Lateran, 1215) In his 1968 book about the aftermath of Vatican II, Is it the Same Church?, Frank Sheed described the way in which Catholic views on contraception changed in the 1960s:“Up to, say, 1960 it was assumed by everyone, inside the Church and outside, that the Church taught definitively and unchangeably that artificial contraception was a grave sin. Catholics who used it...
  • [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...
  • Dealing with heretics

    08/23/2023 7:44:50 AM PDT · by zucchini bob · 33 replies
    Myself ^ | 08-22-2023 | Zukester
    Most of what is called Christianity today in America is very, very weak, causing the apostasy, which drives any nation. No one wants to deal with it and, when you do, you are mocked, called names, etc. Why? Well, when people cannot defend their position from God's Word, they are left to personally attack you, which is what they did to those in Scripture. The difference is that then soon here, the attacks were bodily, to the point of death by crucifixion, upside down in Peter's case, in Jerusalem. Not a single person in Scripture dealt with heresy nicely, nor...
  • 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...
  • Florida’s United Methodist Church Conference Approves 46 More Disaffiliations

    08/18/2023 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Religion Unplugged ^ | August 18, 2023 | Daniel Ritchie
    In the latest wave of departures from the United Methodist Church, the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church voted last week to approve the disaffiliation of another 46 churches. It was the conference’s second such vote this year. The last vote, held in April, resulted in the disaffiliation of 55 churches, with a total of 30,000 congregants — 15% of the conference’s total membership. The conference estimates the value of assets held by the departing churches to be in the ballpark of $36 million. These two votes bring the total number of disaffiliations from the Florida Conference to 120...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Priest to Pope Francis: I accuse you of heresy and humbly plead that you correct your ways

    07/20/2023 2:43:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 20, 2023 | Father Jesusmary Missigbètò
    [Catholic Caucus] Priest to Pope Francis: I accuse you of heresy and humbly plead that you correct your waysAs for the people I accuse, I do not know them, I have never seen them, I have no grudge or hatred against them. And the action I am taking here is merely a public means of hastening the explosion of truth and justice.Editor’s note: The following is an open letter by Father Jesusmary Missigbètò, an Opus Dei priest suspended in March of 2021 after criticizing Pope Francis’s support of civil unions of homosexual couples the previous November and asking him to...