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  • Congregations leave Reformed Church in America to form new denomination amid LGBT debate

    01/14/2022 7:42:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2022 | Michael Gryboski
    After months of preparation, a theologically conservative denomination has broken away from the Reformed Church in America, with 43 congregations joining the new body on New Year’s Day. Known as the Alliance of Reformed Churches, the new denomination was created as the RCA continues to deal with a debate over its official stance on LGBT issues. Dan Ackerman, director of Organizational Leadership at ARC, wrote in a blog post last June that there were “three primary convictions” that led to the formation of the new denomination. “The Bible as understood within Reformed theology — its understanding of God, sin and...
  • Reformed Church in America Splits as Conservative Churches Form New Denomination

    01/10/2022 9:51:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Ministry Watch ^ | 01/10/2022 | Kathryn Post
    On New Year’s Day, 43 congregations of the Reformed Church in America split from the national denomination, one of the oldest Protestant bodies in the United States, in part over theological differences regarding same-sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ clergy.The departure of the theologically conservative congregations to the new group, the Alliance of Reformed Churches, leaves some who remain in the RCA concerned for the denomination’s survival. Before the split, the nearly 400-year-old denomination had fewer than 200,000 members and 1,000 churches.At least 125 churches from various denominations are in conversation with ARC leaders about joining.“Realistically, it’s a large...
  • Focus on the harvest[Charistmatic caucus]

    01/03/2022 4:21:51 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    There is an opportunity to move with me as never before in this new year for I am bringing in the sheaths as I burn off the dross and as I begin this new harvest of souls, truly you shall see the ease and favor I have bestowed upon you as I did on the day of pentecost for my tongues of fire shall now be your friend and companion yet one in spirit and truth for truly this is the fire of my breath upon my children to bring in those lost and stolen by the enemy returning now...
  • Church of England Priest Who Disrupted Consecration of First Female Bishop Loses Religious Discrimination Tribunal.....

    01/02/2022 6:33:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/29/21 | Katie Feehan
    * Paul Williamson claims he was forced to retire because of beliefs about women * Rev Williamson interrupted 2015 consecration service shouting 'Not in the Bible' * The priest tried to claim age discrimination when he was forced to retire in 2019 * He lost latest legal challenge on grounds of religious discrimination as it was lateA Church of England priest who protested at the consecration of the first female bishop has lost a claim of religious discrimination at a tribunal after he claimed he was forced to retire because he believes women shouldn't be ordained. Reverend Paul Williamson, 72,...
  • Merry Christmas

    12/24/2021 2:25:31 PM PST · by whitney69 · 13 replies
    uitube ^ | Manheim Steamroller
    Merry Christmas too all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq9cwUMHHCA
  • The Evangelical Lutheran Church's first transgender bishop is being booted: It looks like the acolytes may be learning the wrong lessons.

    12/24/2021 11:02:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    Just three months ago, I wrote that the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America had appointed its first transgender bishop — in this case, Megan Rohrer, a woman who sliced off her breasts, kept her female name, and claimed to be a man. Now Rohrer has been suspended for being racist. Live by woke political correctness; die by woke political correctness.It was a big deal when Megan Rohrer, a woman who claims to be a man and insists on being referred to by the pronouns "they" and "them," was installed as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran...
  • Dialogue Group Calls for Catholic Recognition of Anglican Ordinations

    12/15/2021 7:11:52 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 12/15/21 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME — A group of Catholic and Anglican theologians has publicly called on the Vatican to review and overturn a papal document from 1896 that declared Anglican ordinations “absolutely null and utterly void.” “Where we once walked apart, we now walk together in friendship and love,” wrote members of the Malines Conversations Group after tracing the history of ecumenical agreements between the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion and, especially, reviewing examples of collaboration and gestures of recognition. The judgment made by Pope Leo XIII in his apostolic letter “Apostolicae Curae” in 1896 “does not accord with the reality into...
  • {Australia} Historic Sandy Bay church sells to raise funds for Anglican Church's abuse redress scheme

    12/10/2021 2:02:54 AM PST · by Cronos · 3 replies
    ABC ^ | 10 December 2021 | Fiona Blackwood
    A heritage-listed church and community hall on prime waterfront land in one of Tasmania's most expensive suburbs has been sold for $4.6 million to car dealer and property developer Errol Stewart.The Sandy Bay property, which has been held by the Anglican Church for more than 150 years, has been sold as part of the redress scheme for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the clergy. Many speculated the prime real estate would be developed into apartments, but Mr Stewart plans to make the 1,556 square metre site a private home for himself and his wife. "This side of...
  • Scottish Episcopal Church Unites with Church of Scotland to Pause Inevitable Death

    12/09/2021 7:36:53 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 12/6/21 | David W. Virtue
    British author, commentator and curmudgeon Malcolm Muggeridge once opined that ecumenism is like two drunks walking down Oxford Circus each holding onto the other for dear life. If one falls, they both would go down together. Were Muggeridge alive today, he would note that not only is the Church of England in steep decline and heading into the sunset of its days, but the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of Scotland, the established church, are in a race to obscurity. The two church's recent signing of a "Declaration" to work together, was little more than putting lipstick on a...
  • Blame it on Martin Luther?

    12/06/2021 8:08:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/06/2021 | Carl R. Trueman
    Many years ago I had the privilege of delivering a lecture on the life and ministry of John Calvin in the unlikely context of the Interfaith Seminar of the Catholic Archdiocese of Trento in northern Italy. A lone Reformed voice speaking to a room filled with priests and monks at the historic epicenter of the Catholic Reformation, I may not have been the exact modern equivalent of Leonidas at Thermopylae but I enjoyed being heavily outnumbered nonetheless. At the end of my lecture, every single question I was asked related to the burning of Michael Servetus by the Genevan authorities...
  • The Mark of the Beast is here

    12/01/2021 7:20:15 AM PST · by hamburger hill · 24 replies
    https://gab.com/DemsFearTruth/posts/107372290066182530 ^ | 12-01-2021 | James "Pinochet" Neighbors
    If you wondered what was really going on with the fake #covid19 #pandemic, it's your worst fears as we were warned about. Revelations 13 16 And he made all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath wit, count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a...
  • Young Heart

    11/26/2021 8:28:51 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    Bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    I will keep you in restored health if you allow me into your heart's deepest catacombs to bring living waters of hope to touch and seal up all the cracks allowing your wellspring to rise up with Joy once again springing up with effervescent youthful visions of promised blessings (( ( 💙 ) )) Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Psalm 103:5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle
  • Young Heart[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/26/2021 8:24:40 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    I will keep you in restored health if you allow me into your heart's deepest catacombs to bring living waters of hope to touch and seal up all the cracks allowing your wellspring to rise up with Joy once again springing up with effervescent youthful visions of promised blessings (( ( 💙 ) )) Proverbs 4:23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Psalm 103:5 Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle
  • Concerns Migrants Are Faking Religious Conversions at Liverpool Cathedral to Help Asylum Claims

    11/20/2021 5:17:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Daily Telegraph via Yahoo News ^ | 11/16/21 | Martin Evans
    Concerns have been raised over the role Liverpool Cathedral has played in helping asylum seekers convert to Christianity in order to help their applications. Hundreds of Muslims - including suicide bomber Emad Al Swealmeen - have been welcomed into the Church of England in recent years after completing a short five-week course at the city’s Anglican cathedral. But critics have questioned how many of those converting have done so in order to help their asylum applications with the Home Office. If an applicant can show they are a committed Christian it could help their claim to stay in the UK...
  • CBN News Watch

    11/18/2021 12:52:30 PM PST · by hamburger hill · 4 replies
    Faith Nation ^ | Nov 17,2021 | CBN
    THE DIVIDE OVER FAITH AND POLITICS.THIS AS A NEW REPORT REVEALS AMERICAN ATTITUDES ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUES.
  • Do you recognize The Father's presence in your life

    11/18/2021 5:52:25 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible ^ | Holy Spirit
    My delight in you comes in waves of glory but can you recognize my presence in the footsteps 👣 of your destiny for My will is unshakable as the faith of the centurion for his servant, and as you say "Speak Lord your servant is listening" our hearts become one 💖 and my grace overtakes you where you stand. So keep up with my will for you through deep reverance and adoration for as you exalt me I then manifest your true destiny in me where no counterfeit can be found ! Psalm 27:22-24 Do Not Envy Those who Do...
  • Glorify The Father and watch your destiny blossom

    11/18/2021 5:42:55 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My delight in you comes in waves of glory but can you recognize my presence in the footsteps 👣 of your destiny for My will is unshakable as the faith of the centurion for his servant, and as you say "Speak Lord your servant is listening" our hearts become one 💖 and my grace overtakes you where you stand. So keep up with my will for you through deep reverance and adoration for as you exalt me I then manifest your true destiny in me where no counterfeit can be found ! Psalm 27:22-24 Do Not Envy Those who Do...
  • Gay Vicar’s Relationship Blessed by Church in Wales Bishop After Change in Rules

    11/16/2021 6:43:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    iNews ^ | 11/14/21 | Sally Guyoncourt
    Father Lee Taylor said it was a ‘really big step’ while campaigners said it was a moment to rejoiceA vicar has described the official blessing of his same-sex partnership as a “landmark” moment for the Church in Wales. Father Lee Taylor and his partner Fabiano Da Silva Duarte are believed to have become the first same-sex couple to be officially blessed by the Church in Wales after the body changed its rules in September. It is a step that has been welcomed by campaigners, though same-sex marriage within the church continues to be banned. The Bishop of St Asaph, the...
  • In Win for Anglican Nuns, Supreme Court Orders New Scrutiny for New York Mandatory Abortion Coverage

    11/07/2021 7:58:09 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/1/21 | Kevein J. Jones
    Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a New York state court to reconsider their decision. The law’s narrow religious exemption wrongly disqualifies many religious groups which object to providing abortion, critics said. A group of Anglican nuns is among the objectors. “We believe that every person is made in the image of God,” said Mother Miriam of the Sisterhood of Saint Mary, an Anglican body. “That’s why we believe in the sanctity of human life, and why we seek to serve those of all...
  • Anglicans Told to Be 'Less Adversarial' as They Debate Gender, Sexuality and Marriage

    11/05/2021 6:39:06 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 10/29/21 | Julian Mann
    Newly elected members of the Church of England's General Synod should "listen especially" to the "lament, fear and pain of LGBTQI+ people", say the bishops leading the Living in Love and Faith (LLF) consultation on marriage, sexuality and gender identity. Synod members got the order in an "LLF Guide" sent out with papers for the first meeting in their new five-year term taking place on November 16 and 17 at Church House Westminster. It will be the first time the CofE's legislative body has met in person since the start of the Covid pandemic. The recent elections attracted a record...