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  • 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...

    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...
  • United Methodist Church leaders (conservatives) file to create new denomination, the GMC

    04/27/2021 4:35:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    DISRN ^ | Apr 26th, 2021 | Joel Abbott
    America's third largest Christian denomination – the United Methodist Church – is splitting as conservative pastors aim to create a new denomination that will adhere to traditional biblical teachings. Methodist church leaders have formed a new denomination – called the Global Methodist Church (GMC) – and filed for formal separation from the UMC over the latter's growing acceptance of modern teachings on sexuality and gender. "In the United States, particularly, some bishops, clergy, and churches are operating in open defiance to the teachings of the United Methodist Church," said Keith Boyette, president of the conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association and spokesperson...
  • What I Learned About Antichrist While Chatting with Eric Metaxas

    04/18/2021 3:48:50 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 48 replies
    The Stream ^ | April 16, 2021 | John Zmirak
    What I Learned About Antichrist While Chatting with Eric MetaxasWe Catholics believe that the pope should function as our chief religious teacher on earth. Those who have read me before will know that I think the present pope, Francis, is quite literally the worst one in history. Yes, worse than those elected via bribes in the Renaissance, or appointed by courtesans before that. They were corrupt but orthodox, and didn’t forge secret alliances with the Communist Party of China.Francis’ teachings — all offered, cautiously, at a non-infallible level for fear of lightning bolts — throw doubt on historic doctrines, undermine...
  • Please Stop Saying — “God Told Me”

    12/22/2020 6:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    It happened again recently. I was listening to a sermon online and the preacher said, “God told me.” Apparently everyone in the congregation enjoyed it from the response I heard, but I immediately turned it off. This type of communication is becoming more prevalent in Christian circles. It’s showing up in conversations because people are hearing it from the pulpit and reading it in books they purchased from the local Christian bookstore. Perhaps it sounds spiritual or is emotionally stirring to the congregation.Although the “God told me” method of communicating makes for interesting, suspenseful, and entertaining stories, what people need...
  • Now He Mentions God: Citing Scripture, Joe Biden tells voters it’s time to become one nation under God again

    10/30/2020 7:03:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/30/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    Citing Scripture from Ecclesiastes 3, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden told voters Tuesday that God is calling the nation to heal from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, racial unrest and political division and he wants to make America one nation under God again. “I run to unite this nation, to heal this nation. I’ve said that from the beginning. It’s badly necessary. The Bible tells us there’s a time to break down and a time to build up, a time to heal. This is that time. God in history has called us to this moment and to this mission,”...
  • How Strong Women Like Amy Coney Barrett Submit To Their Husbands With Joy: Leftists are attacking SCOTUS nominee ACB for having a view of marriage entirely in keeping with a proper reading of scripture.

    10/05/2020 7:47:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/05/2020 | Matthew Cochran
    Now that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court is official, leftists everywhere are casting aspersions at the wall to see what sticks. A few early favorites include condemning her for adopting children or expressing outrage that Republicans would push for a nomination when Democrats don’t control the outcome.The most interesting smear, however, regards feminine submission — an apparent teaching of Barrett’s faith group, People of Praise. It’s silly to suggest that submission holds back women when your example is being considered for one of the highest offices in the United States. But silly or not, it does...
  • Apostolic Letter SCRIPTURAE SACRAE AFFECTUS, on the 1600th Anniversary of the Death of St. Jerome

    09/30/2020 7:14:44 PM PDT · by Hieronymus · 16 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | September 30, 2020 | Pope Francis
    Devotion to sacred Scripture, a “living and tender love” for the written word of God: this is the legacy that Saint Jerome bequeathed to the Church by his life and labours. Now, on the sixteen hundredth anniversary of his death, those words taken from the opening prayer of his liturgical Memorial[1] give us an essential insight into this outstanding figure in the Church’s history and his immense love for Christ. That “living and tender love” flowed, like a great river feeding countless streams, into his tireless activity as a scholar, translator and exegete. Jerome’s profound knowledge of the Scriptures, his...
  • The Johannine Comma

    09/17/2020 11:04:14 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    Fr. John Whiteford 's blog ^ | 09-17-2020 | Fr. John Whiteford
    Stump the Priest: The Johannine Comma 1 John 5: 7-9 in the Codex MontfortianusQuestion: "According to the Orthodox Church, Is 1 John 5:7 original or a later insertion? I've been studying the subject, but I would greatly appreciate your input."In most contemporary translations of the Bible, you encounter portions of Scripture that are put in brackets or reduced to a footnote, and it is claimed that "the earliest and most reliable manuscripts" do not include the texts in questions. However, when you look further into these cases, you will generally find that the vast majority of Greek  manuscripts include the...
  • 'Kamikaze Academics' and a Cardinal, Revolutionary Principle of Jesus

    08/16/2020 5:05:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 16, 2020 | Michael Brown
    The teachings of Jesus are filled with paradoxes, but none is more paradoxical than this: “whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). As expressed in another passage, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life” (John 12:24-25). This is a cardinal, revolutionary principle, and by understanding...
  • John Tesh on how faith, Scripture miraculously saved him from suicide, cancer

    03/30/2020 7:21:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/30/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    John Tesh vividly remembers the day he contemplated ending his own life. It was 2015, and the Emmy Award-winning journalist and popular radio host had been diagnosed with a rare form of prostate cancer and given just 18 months to live. “It was an incredibly painful experience,” Tesh, 63, recalled in an interview with The Christian Post. “I had complications from my first surgery where the opioids they gave me paralyzed my bowels and so my body was shutting down. One day, I looked at my wife with tears in my eyes and said, ‘You have to kill me.’” “They...
  • A Quick, Compelling Bible Study Vol. 5 – 'God’s Warning’ Edition

    03/29/2020 6:27:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 29, 2020 | Myra Kahn Adams
    Author's Note:Due to positive reader response from Vol. 4, Vol. 3, Vol. 2, and Vol. 1, this occasional Sunday series continues. However, in the "Christian War Room" (otherwise known as the comments section), I kindly request that fellow readers display love and tolerance towards commenters with conflicting beliefs. No joke, non-Christian friends tell me they enjoy reading the comments to observe Christians fighting among themselves and bashing others. (I can hardly wait for loving comments about that.)Moving along, today's "compelling" Scripture is 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 from the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible. Unlike the passages discussed in Volumes 1 –...
  • Conservative Baptist Network launched amid 'woke' trend in SBC, emphasizing Scripture, evangelism

    02/14/2020 8:26:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/14/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    Amid growing concern that the nation's largest Protestant denomination is increasingly "woke" and drifting from biblical orthodoxy, a new network has formed to emphasize evangelism and the sufficiency of Scripture within the Southern Baptist Convention. The Conservative Baptist Network, which is being launched Friday, describes itself as a grassroots effort to maintain the proclamation of the Gospel at the center of SBC life, in addition to prioritizing fidelity to Scripture and all of its implications, including presenting a vibrant, biblically-informed witness when engaging culture. The network fully affirms the longstanding beliefs of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Those involved...
  • The Most High vs. Allah

    02/10/2020 11:34:12 AM PST · by OddLane · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/10/20 | Gerard Perry
    I explore Surah 87 of The Koran, and explain how the god conceived of within Islam is diametrically opposed to the Living God of the Bible. I also point out the inherent contradictions between Tawhid and the eternality of the Koran.
  • Why does God allow polygamy in the Old Testament?

    02/02/2020 2:51:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/02/2020 | Kenneth Reid
    Polygamy, which was common in the ancient world, has recently reemerged as a trending and hotly-debated topic. Popular TV shows such as Sister Wives and My Five Wives, along with our culture’s evolving definition of marriage, have reintroduced polygamy as a topic up for discussion. For Christians, this means an important question must be answered — why does God allow polygamy in the Old Testament, and what does that mean for us today?Bible teacher and speaker Allen Parr helps us answer this question in his video titled, Does God Support Polygamy? In the video, Parr breaks down both the unique...
  • The golden calf idolatry of denying our Creator (Exodus 32:21-24)

    12/03/2019 2:28:13 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    Faith Presses On
    It's pretty amazing how what the Israelites did under Aaron's leadership (while Moses was up on the mountain with God receiving His commandments) closely resembles the idolatrous idea that God didn't create the universe, but instead all this physical and non-physical (spiritual) order and meaning simply produced itself by chance, without any intelligent direction and for no purpose. It sounds a lot like Aaron's defense to Moses that he merely put the gold the people had brought him into the fire, and out came the golden calf. "And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou...