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  • Infertility and Barrenness in the Bible

    05/04/2024 3:19:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Traci McCombs ^ | Apr 2022
    Barren women dominate the biblical narrative, and by no means are these women perfect. Sarai, Abraham’s wife, displayed unbelief, impatience, anger, and disrespect after waiting a lifetime for children. Rebekah, the wife of Isaac, waited twenty years to have a son. Leah and Rachel, sisters, married to Jacob, spent years in competition and felt deep envy towards one another. Hannah, the wife of Elkanah, was taunted for years by Peninnah and experienced depression. Elizabeth, wife of Zachariah, and Samson’s mother, wife to Manoah, both stood firm in their faith even when their husbands doubted God’s plans. The Shunammite woman begged...
  • TWISTING SCRIPTURE

    03/17/2024 5:53:12 PM PDT · by grumpa · 58 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | February 1, 2024 | Charles Meek
    HERE’S HOW FUTURISTS TWIST THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE BIBLICAL WRITERS “This generation” (Mt. 11:16; 12:39; 16:4; 17:17; 23:36; 24:34) REALLY MEANT some other future generation. “In a very, very little while” (Heb. 10:37) REALLY MEANT thousands of years later. “The end is at hand” (1 Pet. 4:7) REALLY MEANT it was not at hand at all, but rather far distant. “The time was short” (1 Cor. 7:29) REALLY MEANT the time was a long time off. “It is the last hour” (1 John 2:18) REALLY MEANT millions of hours later. Judgment to occur at Jesus’ return in his...
  • British police threaten street preacher with 'hate crime' charge for sharing Bible verses

    02/17/2024 9:28:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/17/2024 | Anugrah Kumar
    British police have escalated their actions against Christian street preachers in Uxbridge, London, threatening arrests over allegations of hate crimes and violations of anti-social behavior laws. The crackdown follows the enforcement of a Public Spaces Protection Order by the London Borough of Hillingdon, aimed at regulating activities in Uxbridge Town Centre. The Metropolitan Police targeted Christian missionaries, including Pastor Dwayne Lopez, for preaching from the Bible on Uxbridge High Street, the U.K.-based group Christian Concern reported.The incident, captured on video last week, was prompted by a public complaint about the content of their preaching, specifically citing verses from 1 Corinthians...
  • Age Of Accountability

    02/04/2024 6:14:25 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 6/29/12 | Kathy Overshiner
    I know an individual whose child died at the age of twelve. She discussed with me if I thought her son had reached the age of accountability. I assured her that I thought her son was in heaven. Only God knows exactly when an individual arrives at the age of accountability─that moment when the individual knows right from wrong, good from evil and becomes accountable to sin. Each individual matures at a different pace but there are verses in the Bible that do indicate there is an age of accountability, although the phrase “age of accountability” appears nowhere in the...
  • Heading into 2024, here are six biblical truths Evangelicals need to embrace when it comes to Israel and the Arab/Muslim world

    01/01/2024 6:16:43 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    All Israel ^ | 12/31/23 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – What a tragic and painful year 2023 turned out to be for Israelis, Palestinians and much of the Middle East. Many of us hoped Israel and Saudi Arabia would forge an historic and transformative peace and normalization treaty. Instead, the forces of Iranian-backed evil were unleashed. More Jews were murdered on Oct. 7 than at any other time in the modern era since the Holocaust. And so many Palestinians have died in the ensuing war, as well. I wish I could tell you that 2024 will be better. But few in our neighborhood believe that. I have...
  • Israel and the Number 12 in Scripture

    06/01/2023 4:45:32 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    Rev310.net ^ | 5/24/23 | Randy Nettles
    In 2018, I wrote a series of articles called God’s Perfect Numbers, based on the numbers 3, 7, 10, and 12 and their biblical significance or representation (https://www.raptureready.com/2018/10/19/gods-perfect-number-part-1-by-randy-nettles/). In this article, I will expound upon one of these “perfect” numbers. The number 12 signifies the perfection of rule or government. “It is found as a multiple in all that has to do with rule. The sun which rules the day; and the moon and stars which govern the night, do so by their passage through the 12 signs of the Zodiac which completes the great circle of the heavens of...
  • Pastor Rick Warren says he rejects both complementarian, egalitarian views of women in Church: 'Unbiblical weaknesses'

    05/31/2023 8:53:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/31/2023 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Rick Warren, the founder of Saddleback Church, said in part one of a video series posted online ahead of the Southern Baptist Convention that he has felt compelled to reject both the complementarian and egalitarian views of a woman’s role in the Church and in ministry after a three-year journey that led him to realize both beliefs “have unbiblical weaknesses.”In the video released as part of his four-part series titled “SBC at the Crossroads,” Warren weighed in on complementarianism, the theological framework that says women have distinct roles in the family and church and are forbidden from holding certain offices...
  • How ‘Progressive’ Christians Misuse the Bible

    04/28/2023 6:32:57 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 12 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | April 28, 2023 | Dr. Michael Brown
    Why even cite the Bible, as if it carried some kind of divine authority, while making yourself the arbiter of ultimate truth? Why quote Scripture if it can be trumped by the latest theories of psychology or sociology?
  • God created man and then He created woman and He created them differently for a purpose. Viva la difference!

    04/26/2023 5:21:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 106 replies
    04/26/23 | Jim Robinson
    And then God commanded man to take a woman to be his wife for life and for them to go forth and multiply. Today's God-hating democrats have scrambled their brains with their evil perversions to the point where they refuse to recognize eons-old simple scientific Truth. Their goal is to totally destroy our Christian society and rebuild under Marxism. They've been steadily brainwashing our children for decades but it's now shifted into high gear. Our job is simply to say no. Call them on it at every opportunity. Support the legislators and governors who are fighting against it. Most importantly,...
  • Texas Tech's Mark Adams steps down after controversy over Bible reference

    03/09/2023 6:52:22 AM PST · by crusty old prospector · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2023 | Ryan Gaydos
    Texas Tech men’s basketball coach Mark Adams resigned Wednesday night following controversy over a Bible reference he used referencing a slave and master when talking to a player. Adams was initially suspended for the comment over the weekend, but things went it a step further. He was also accused of spitting on a player – something he denied doing. "My lifelong goal was to help and be a positive influence on my players, and to be a part of the Texas Tech men's basketball team," Adams said. "However, both the University and I believe this incident has become a distraction...
  • Yes, The Church Is The Bride Of Christ: A Pastor's Cancellation just shows that many American evangelicals are theologically ungrounded, which can extend to entire congregations and even denominations.

    03/09/2023 7:09:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/09/2023 | Nathaniel Blake
    The reaction to Pastor Josh Butler’s article and his subsequent cancellation is deeply rooted in the pathologies of some American evangelicalism.Yes, the church is the bride of Christ, and Christ will be united to His bride. Consequently, Christian marriage, including its physical consummation, is an image of Christ and the church. But proclaiming these beautiful and profound biblical truths is now enough to get Christians mobbed by other (ostensible) Christians.Pastor Josh Butler was just canceled by The Gospel Coalition, which caved to an online backlash against him over an article he wrote. The offending essay was erased from the group’s...
  • Biden Quotes Scripture, Vows to ‘Limit the Number of Bullets That Can Be in a Cartridge’

    12/07/2022 5:23:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/07/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    President Joe Biden spoke at the 10th Annual National Gun Control Vigil Wednesday night and assured attendees he is still pushing to “limit the number of bullets than can be in a cartridge.” Biden said this after mentioning the gun control legislation he signed into law in mid-summer 2022. After Biden mentioned his gun control legislation, he quickly added, “It’s still not enough,” and vigil attendees broke into applause.
  • Scripture read at Queen Elizabeth II's Funeral

    09/23/2022 11:39:42 AM PDT · by xp38 · 5 replies
    Bible Gateway weekly roundup ^ | Sept 19 2022 | Jonathan Peterson
    Queen Elizabeth II (born Princess Elizabeth of York), 96, the mother of the United Kingdom’s King Charles III, died September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, a residence of the British royal family Her televised State Funeral September 19 at Westminster Abbey in London, watched by an estimated 4 billion people, was attended by heads of state and dignitaries from around the world, including US President Joe Biden. She reigned 70 years, the longest of any British monarch and the longest recorded of any female head of state in history.
  • Don’t Mess with the Book of Revelation

    09/11/2022 5:05:02 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 67 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 9/10/22 | Jonathan Brentner
    Revelation begins with these words: “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” The book is all about Jesus’ magnificence and power. From beginning to end, Revelation glorifies our Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation is more relevant than ever before as we watch a great many of its prophecies come into sharper focus. Conditions are all in place for the four “horsemen of the apocalypse” to begin their trek through the world. Never before in history has the technology existed for one man to control the buying and selling worldwide. Unfortunately, the number of those disputing the message of the book of Revelation continues...
  • Andy Stanley’s tweet about the Bible is seductive and harmful: Can One's Personal Experience Supersede Scripture?

    03/21/2022 8:37:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 188 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/21/2022 | Mark Creech
    The recent now-deleted tweet by Andy Stanley, son of famed pastor emeritus Charles Stanley of the First Baptist Church, Atlanta, reads: “The Christian faith doesn’t rise and fall on the accuracy of 66 ancient documents. It rises and falls on the identity of a single individual: Jesus of Nazareth.”Stanley’s tweet was taken from a sermon he preached on March 6 at Browns Bridge Church in Cumming, Georgia. When first reading the tweet on social media, I was saddened and sickened. This kind of statement was all too familiar to me. I had often heard it made by the moderates and...
  • Seven: Part II

    08/13/2021 7:30:31 AM PDT · by inpajamas
    Skarbutt ^ | 08/13/2021 | Editor
    All of God's physical creation consists of similitudes patterned after spiritual things. God, in his wisdom and knowledge created all things; whereby, we, by these things, could come to the knowledge and understanding of spiritual things that otherwise would be hidden. In the book of Hebrews, we find an example of this, wherein, the temple was pattered after spiritual things and foreshadowed things that were to come, even things in Heaven. But it is not only the temple in Jerusalem, or the tabernacle in the wilderness, where we find this use of similitudes pertaining to spiritual things. For all of...
  • SpaceX and Starlink: How they're involved in latest breakthrough in Bible translation; God's Word is coming to every darkened part of this world

    08/01/2021 6:34:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/01/2021 | Andrew Flemming
    The people in Sima’s tiny village on the side of the mountain in South Asia work hard to provide for themselves, and for each other. They are a small community that lives on little. As a Bible translator in her spare time, Sima makes the 2-hour trek through the jungle with her baby and her laptop to reach a small town that has an internet café. There, she has just enough bandwidth to send a text with updates.Sima knows something that few in her village know: that God is going to meet them through His Word. What she may not...
  • Politics Is Paramount In The Unfaithful’s Pro-Abortion War On The Catholic Bishops

    06/24/2021 10:29:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2021 | Kylee Zempel
    Will the church view the culture war through the gospel, or will it view the gospel through the culture war? One approach is biblical. The other is deadly.Thanks to a communion controversy being clarified by the U.S. Catholic bishops and a continued insistence by President Joe Biden that his public actions are actually deeply personal matters, abortion is the issue of the day — and with it, questions of religious faithfulness.Corporate media are teaming up with nominal Catholics to smear the faithful as bad-faith political actors, while traditional Catholics work to convince an unconvinceable political class that their deeply held...
  • TWISTING SCRIPTURE

    06/10/2021 4:52:18 PM PDT · by grumpa · 17 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | 6/10/2021 | Charles S. Meek
    ARE THESE INTERPRETATIONS TWISTING THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE BIBLICAL WRITERS? “This generation” (Mt. 11:16; 12:39; 16:4; 17:17; 23:36; 24:34) REALLY MEANT some other future generation. “In a very, very little while” (Heb. 10:37) REALLY MEANT thousands of years later. “The end is at hand” (1 Pet. 4:7) REALLY MEANT it was not at hand at all, but rather far distant. “The time was short” (1 Cor. 7:29) REALLY MEANT the time was a long time off. “It is the last hour” (1 John 2:18) REALLY MEANT millions of hours later. Judgment to occur at Jesus’ return in his...
  • Does God Endorse Polygamy? Why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?

    05/13/2021 8:33:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | Alan Shlemon
    Is God pro-polygamy? Let’s talk about that.If God is opposed to polygamy, then why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?Now, I do believe God is opposed to polygamy. In fact, in Genesis 2:24, God’s creation account indicates that God intended for one man to marry one woman, and become one flesh for one lifetime. In fact, Jesus even quotes that definition in Matthew 19 and upholds it as valid. And in fact, then He adds his own commentary by claiming that monogamous marriage is a God-ordained institution.But now, if you read the Old Testament, you’ll see...