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  • 3 Realities Chance Can’t Explain About Life’s Origins That Intelligent Design Can

    05/17/2022 7:38:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    The ^ | May 17, 2022 | Granville Sewell
    The theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not.The scientific establishment is slowly beginning to allow scientists who believe in intelligent design to have a platform. Why? It may be because the theory that the universe was crafted intentionally explains many essential realities that theories based on spontaneous chance do not. Perhaps the simplest and best argument for intelligent design is to clearly state what you have to believe to not believe in intelligent design, as I did in my book, “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent...
  • Archpastoral Message: Hope Rises from the Tomb

    04/23/2022 6:17:44 PM PDT · by lightman · 5 replies
    Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh ^ | 23 April A.D. 2022 | His Eminene Metropolitan SAVAS
    As we bask in the glory of the resurrection and greet one another with a joy appropriate for this, the feast of feasts, we must always remember that our salvation is accomplished and completed when Christ rises from the tomb – but it is begun when He is lifted up on the cross. If it concludes in glory and triumph, our salvation originates in shame and pain. We should linger over this fact for a while, and not pass over it too quickly, because it reminds us that Christ has shared and endured all the worst of human suffering and...
  • Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Is Probably The Best-Documented Historical Event Ever

    04/16/2022 9:09:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/16/2022 | Scott Powell
    There are many religions with different founders, prophets, and teachers going back thousands of years. But only one of them, Christianity, has a founder who professed to be the Messiah—the son of God—who provided irrefutable proof of who he was by conquering death through resurrection. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection.Christ is also the only person in history who was pre-announced starting a thousand years before he was born, with 18 different prophets from the Old Testament between the tenth and the fourth centuries BC predicting his coming birth, life, and death. Hundreds of years later, the details of...
  • Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/16/2022 3:44:28 PM PDT · by grumpa · 17 replies ^ | 4/16/2006 | William Lane Craig
    Of course, during the last century liberal theology had no use for the historical resurrection of Jesus. But a remarkable change has come about during the second half of the 20th century. A new quest of the historical Jesus had begun. By 1968 the old skepticism was a spent force and began dramatically to recede. So complete has been the turnabout during the second half of this century concerning the resurrection of Jesus that it is no exaggeration to speak of a reversal of scholarship on this issue. What are the facts that underlie this remarkable reversal of opinion concerning...
  • From Dispirited Followers to Believers Unto Death

    04/16/2022 11:38:09 AM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/13/22 | Chuck Ness
    Almost 2000 years ago, there were eleven men who had abandoned their leader in his time of need. Twelve men, if you count the one who betrayed him with a kiss for 30 pieces of silver. The rest scattered as HE was arrested, scourged and then lifted like a snake in the desert. For three years these men clung to their leader, absorbing HIS every Word as HE traveled around teaching and performing miracles. They watched as HE healed paraplegics, cured those with leprosy, gave sight to the blind, and untied the tongues of the mute. They even witnessed...
  • Christ’s Glorious Resurrection

    08/26/2021 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Teleios Research
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    While Christ’s death dealt with our personal sins so we would be found innocent, the key to eternal life is His resurrection. Scripture states if there was no resurrection, we would remain dead in our sins (1 Corinthians 15:17). It is Christ’s resurrection that enabled several of the secure positions before God. It is Christ’s resurrection that allowed Him to ascend to heaven to send the Holy Spirit to seal us (Romans 8:9), to now head the family of God into which we are adopted (Ephesians 1:5) and to spiritually baptize us so we are identified with His new life...
  • He has RISEN, just as He said

    04/04/2021 2:14:16 AM PDT · by SheepWhisperer · 40 replies
    God's Word ^ | first century | Matthew
    After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was...
  • A Chronology of the Resurrection Appearances

    04/06/2021 2:42:50 AM PDT · by Cronos · 6 replies ^ | 6 March 2021 | Msgr Pope
    Each Easter, I post this “chronological account” of the resurrection appearances, tough I tweak it as others offer insights I might have missed. It is helpful to try and weave the many strands together for the reasons I state below. When we encounter the resurrection accounts in the New Testament, we face a challenge in putting all the pieces together in such a way that the sequence of events flows in logical order. This is due to the fact that no one Gospel presents all or even most of the information. Some of the accounts seem to conflict. I have...
  • Running Toward the Empty Tomb

    04/04/2021 9:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 4, 2021 | Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
    We live in a dark hour of human history. The COVID-19 pandemic demands we distinguish between that which is essential and that which is not. With that being said, I am reminded that more than 2,000 years ago, a woman named Mary ran, while it was still dark, towards an empty tomb. She ran not when things were pristine or perfect. She ran while things were still dark. It's what we do in the darkest hour that truly defines us. The darkness of depression cannot impede us from running towards the empty tomb of joy. The darkness of despair cannot...
  • How the Death of a 20th Century Rabbi Helps Demonstrate the Reality of the Resurrection of Jesus

    04/04/2021 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 4, 2021 | Michael Brown
    For many years, scholars and skeptics and psychologists and sociologists have told us that the disciples experienced a form of cognitive dissonance after Jesus died. It so rocked their world and crushed their expectations that they went into deep denial to the point of believing that Jesus really rose from the dead. To be sure, other scholars have attacked this theory from a number of powerful and persuasive angles, but my book Resurrection tackles it from a different angle. Specifically, I focus on a modern-day, parallel test case that completely demolishes this argument. To give the relevant background, in 1994,...
  • He Is Risen

    04/04/2021 7:54:20 AM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/4/21 | Adam Lustig
    From the day Mary Magdalene met Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane after Jesus arose from the dead to her pounding on the door of the upper room where Jesus’s disciples were hiding from the Jewish leaders and Roman authorities these three words “He is Risen” have been the heartbeat of every Christian.Jesus’s promise of His resurrection to His followers while He was alive came crashing down when he died on the cross. For 3 1/2 years of Jesus’s ministry, He engrained into His disciples “destroy this temple,” speaking of himself, “and in 3 days I will raise it up”...
  • I Know I Will See Christ Face to Face

    04/04/2021 7:47:28 AM PDT · by OneVike · 6 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/4/21 | Jose Barajas
    We all gathered as a family the day we celebrated the life of our father with friends and people who had known my dad. That day was beautiful as the sun shone and I had spent the morning crying and admittedly even had a few shots with my brother in law. I was chosen to be one who would speak to the crowd that gathered and really didn’t know what I was going to say. I remember talking about each of my siblings and making people laugh because that’s what my dad would have wanted but I know I was...
  • Isaiah, The 5th Evangelist

    04/04/2021 6:51:32 AM PDT · by OneVike · 10 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 4/4/21 | Chuck Ness
    I would like to broaden your understanding of the book Jesus read from while in the synagogue of His home town, Luke_4:16-30 so that you may better appreciate the book written by the Fifth Evangelist.Isaiah is the most often quoted prophet in the New Testament, yet his book can be as obscure as it is interesting. Even many Christians will admit they know very little about the book and what it has to offer for their walk with Christ. Other than being familiar with a few famous passages that foretold the advent of Christ Isa_9:6 and his suffering Isa_53:1-12, most...
  • How Christians Have Honored Good Friday For Centuries

    04/02/2021 8:18:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2021 | Christine Weerts
    Good Friday—a holiday in just 10 states—is celebrated by most Christian denominations, with fasting and somber worship services that often end in silence.Before Christians joyously celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, they first must make a gruesome stop at a hill called Calvary. Two days before the trumpets sound, and churches—many opening for the first time in a year—fill their sanctuaries with lilies, dogwood, and alleluias, we first must witness the hideous trial of the sinless Lord, the bloody brutal scourging by Roman soldiers and his anguishing suffering and suffocating death on the cross, a day called...
  • Palm Sunday – January 20, 2021

    01/18/2021 8:52:00 AM PST · by JosephJames · 7 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | January 18, 2021 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    I believe that there is a real possibility that Wednesday, January 20, 2021, God might offer to Trump a type of PALM SUNDAY, which will help to spiritually wake up and lead back to God many people. But shortly afterwards there will be the CRUCIFIXION. Those who pray and live their prayer (“THY will be done”, not “MY will be done”), will receive the grace of final perseverance in this period of the purification of the Church (CCC 675-677), and of the “great tribulation” (Mt 24:21) so as to arrive to the eternal RESURRECTION (Zech 13:7-9). Father Joseph Dwight
  • Is Trump committing insurrection against himself?

    01/11/2021 1:25:30 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 53 replies
    self | 1/11/2021 | self
    I am having problem to understand and reconcile the storm against president Trump: 1. Is Donald Trump still president of the USA? 2. Is he still in charge of present government? 3. Is he being accused of sedition, treason, whatever, against government? So he is inciting "overthrow" of his own government??? Against himself??? Impeach, impeach, impeach for what?
  • Mel Gibson is reportedly making ‘Passion of the Christ’ sequel

    09/21/2020 4:50:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2020 | Johnny Oleksinski
    Actor Jim Caviezel, who played Jesus in 2004’s “The Passion of the Christ,” said writer/director Mel Gibson has written a forthcoming sequel. “Mel Gibson just sent me the third picture, the third draft. It’s coming,” he told Breitbart. “It’s called ‘The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection.’ It’s going to be the biggest film in world history.”
  • Resurrection in Arizona! Covid (semi-satire)

    07/27/2020 7:08:38 PM PDT · by AZJeep · 7 replies
    Arizona Department of health services ^ | 07/27/2020 | AZ health department
    The terrible Arizona coronavirus epidemic, reported by the media is quickly fading away, especially after the democratic major of Phoenix became a media darling by exaggerating its scale and blaming governor Ducey (R). Today, we have a Resurrection, number of deaths reported to be -1! Governor Ducey is a God, I guess! :-)
  • Andy Stanley Unhitches Jesus From the Scriptures, We Don’t Believe in Resurrection Because of the Bible – Easter Message

    04/16/2020 8:09:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    ReformationCharlotte ^ | 4/15/2020 | Jeff Maples
    Andy Stanley, son of famous pastor Charles Stanley, is a serial blasphemer and idolater who twists God’s Word — whenever he even discusses it — and uses it to create a false church built around a false gospel and a false Jesus. Andy Stanly has made a number of dubious claims about the Christian faith and in particular, the Scriptures. Famously stating that Christianity needs to “unhitch” from the Old Testament, he told his audience that the Ten Commandments don’t apply to Christians. He’s flopped on homosexuality — telling the mother of an openly-gay and practicing girl that her daughter...
  • Bishop Barron - Today's Gospel - "Peace Be With You"

    04/16/2020 7:13:01 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 1 replies
    Word on Fire Ministry | 4-16-2020 | Bishop Barron
    Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus appeared alive again to his followers. Upon seeing him, "they were startled and terrified." They are terrified because the one they abandoned and betrayed and left for dead is back—undoubtedly for revenge! Luke’s risen Jesus does two things in the presence of his shocked followers. The first thing is that he shows them his wounds. This move is a reiteration of the judgment of the cross: don’t forget, he tells them, what the world did when the Author of life appeared. But he does something else; he says, "Shalom"—"Peace be with you." In this, he...