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  • America Prayer Vigil -- 12/16/21

    12/15/2021 6:44:55 PM PST · by Hiskid · 31 replies
    12/16/21 | Hiskid
    Join together with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Ahab's Foreign Policy... Elijah 12

    Now Ben-Hadad king of Aram mustered his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he went up and besieged Samaria and attacked it. 2 He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, saying, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: 3 ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.’” The king of Israel answered, “Just as you say, my lord the king. I and all I have are yours.” The messengers came again and said, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: ‘I sent to demand your silver and...
  • A MODEL for a NEW Kind of CHURCH

    11/30/2021 1:52:55 PM PST · by rebuildus · 36 replies
    Old School ^ | 11/30/21 | Patrick Rooney
    Our world needs good churches more than ever! Yet, unfortunately, from my experience, they seem to be in short supply. I have a fair amount of experience with churches. I’ve experienced the good, the bad, the ugly, and the in-between. I’ve finally arrived at the conclusion that–as in many areas of life–it’s time that we learned from each other. The model for churches we typically see–no matter the kind of church–is off. Typically, in one form or another, the pastor/minister seems to think it is his (or her–these days) duty to teach us, even though Jesus pointedly warned to “let...
  • America Prayer Vigil – October 10, 2021

    10/09/2021 10:42:06 PM PDT · by SisterK · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct 9, 2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Past Repentance

    10/06/2021 7:57:09 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    RR ^ | 10/6/21 | Grant Phillips
    I can’t think of anything more bone-chillingly terrifying than being past repentance with almighty God, that point where the person’s heart is so stone-cold hard, they will not listen to the call of God’s Spirit. Unfortunately, there are those who have said “No” so many times, it has gotten easier and easier until it eventually reached the point of zero interest in God or anything associated with Him. They have advanced to the point of hatred and total indifference toward God. Can these folks be saved? Yes, but God is not going to drag them across Heaven’s threshold. Even though...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    09/28/2021 7:42:44 PM PDT · by Norski · 35 replies
    http://freerepublic.com ^ | September 29, 2021 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS across the world to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Agri-Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, Technology, and the Media. "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (1 Timothy 2:1-2) Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Pope Francis advisor 'Father Jim' says Catholics should celebrate Pride month

    06/03/2021 2:03:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 41 replies
    Chiccago Go Pride ^ | June 3, 2021 | Gerald Farinas
    Pope Francis advisor 'Father Jim' says Catholics should celebrate Pride monthRev. James Martin, SJ—popularly known as Father Jim—was asked to serve as special advisor to Pope Francis to help communicate to the English-speaking world. Some Vatican insiders say Father Jim has been a conduit to help communicate what Pope Francis really wants to say outside of the constraints of the Catholic cardinals and archbishops who run the Vatican.Father Jim, a popular pro-LGBT author and editor of America magazine, has been disinvited by Catholic bishops and universities who oppose his preaching of tolerance and acceptance.In a June 2 social media video,...
  • A Father Pays The Price For His Children's Crimes

    05/31/2021 4:22:00 PM PDT · by OneVike · 7 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5/31/21 | Chuck Ness
    As a gift of his love for his eight-year old son, a father gives him a baseball and a bat. The father tells the boy to be carefull as to not break any windows, nor harm anyone with the toys.So the boy takes his gift and goes outside to play with the new toy. He grabs the bat with his hand, rests it upon his shoulder and tosses the ball into the air with his other hand. As the ball descends he swings the bat at the ball. To his complete enjoyment, the boy hits the ball squarely and it...
  • Family Feud. On the Blessing of Homosexual Couples the Vatican Has an Enemy in the House

    05/21/2021 5:03:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | May 21, 2021 | Sandro Magister
    Family Feud. On the Blessing of Homosexual Couples the Vatican Has an Enemy in the HouseHe will take office in Rome at the end of the summer. But Philippe Bordeyne (in the photo), the new president of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, has already shown his cards in advance. And he has done so precisely on the most explosive issue in the Church today, that of the blessing of homosexual couples.In an essay in “Transversalités,” the magazine of the Institut Catholique of Paris of which he has been rector up to now, Bordeyne...
  • Finnish Bishop Elect charged over historic Christian teachings on human sexuality

    05/09/2021 6:23:07 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 25 replies
    International Lutheran Council ^ | April 30, 2021 | Matthew Block
    FINLAND – Rev. Dr. Juhana Pohjola, Diocesan Dean and Bishop Elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland (ELMDF) has been charged by Finland’s Prosecutor General with incitement against a group of people. The charges stem from a 2004 booklet published by Luther Foundation Finland (the legal entity behind the ELMDF) which articulates historic Christian teaching on human sexuality. “As a Christian, I do not want to and cannot discriminate against or despise anyone created by God,” Dean Pohjola said in reaction to being charged. “Every human being, created by God and redeemed by Christ, is equally precious.” At...
  • When Spiritual Heroes Fall

    04/27/2021 6:54:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | 04/27/2021 | Greg Koukl
    It is now fairly common knowledge that Ravi Zacharias—a spiritual hero to multitudes—had for many years been living a secret life of manipulative, vile, and even predatory sexual immorality, spiritual deceit, and professional duplicity.It’s hard to imagine that a person of such influence ventured as far into evil as he did. Even on his deathbed—surely suspecting his disgusting deeds would eventually come to light after he was gone—he did not repent. It knocks the wind out of us, gives ugly opportunity to our critics, and leaves many furious to the core.Stunned, shocked, and shaken, some don’t know how to process...
  • ‘Amoris Laetitia’ family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filled

    04/24/2021 10:35:18 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Catholic Spirit ^ | April 22, 2021 | Cindy Wooden
    'Amoris Laetitia' family portraits: Sometimes messy, but grace-filledSometimes the Catholic Church has “proposed a far too abstract and almost artificial theological ideal of marriage, far removed from the concrete situations and practical possibilities of real families,” Pope Francis wrote in his 2016 exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia.”And too often people thought that because the church had an ideal for the family, it meant the church was for ideal families only.“Of course, there aren’t any perfect families, and Pope Francis says this in effect in ‘Amoris Laetitia.’ The reality of a man and a woman is an imperfect reality, but they can perfect...
  • <h1 class="reader-title">In Germany, Defiant Anti-Roman Desecration</h1>

    04/22/2021 2:23:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    FSSPX News ^ | April 22, 2021 | FSSPX News
    In Germany, Defiant Anti-Roman DesecrationWords and epithets will soon be lacking to describe the revolt which not only rumbles in Germany, but passes to provocative acts, by defying the Catholic discipline recently recalled by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).For the record, on March 15, the CDF published a “responsum” asserting that the Church cannot bless same-sex unions. The brief response was accompanied by an explanatory note and a commentary giving all the theological and canonical justifications.The reactions that followed provided evidence of the need for this act of clarification by the CDF. Some bishops, such as...
  • The Nature of Man

    04/21/2021 7:36:21 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 1 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Key to understanding our need for salvation is to comprehend the nature of man in relation to sin. When Christians consider sin they most often think of their own personal sin. As Christians we believe our transgressions are forgiven by Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for us. We discuss the important topic of sin before we were Christian, necessitating the need for salvation that God kindly provided through Christ. However, understanding sin in the unbelieving state is not just about personal sin but we must consider also imputed and inherited sin. As believers we must look at what scripture...
  • An Issue Christian Churches Will Face: How to handle someone's sin in public

    04/20/2021 8:02:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/20/2021 | Kelly Williams
    Someone once said, “One of the greatest tests of a person’s character is how they handle someone else’s sin in the public arena.” If you walk with the Lord long enough, there will come a time when you have to confront someone else’s sin, possibly in the public arena. The Bible is very clear both in the New Testament in Galatians 6 and in the Old Testament in the book of Jeremiah, that we have responsibility to hold each other accountable to being who God created us to be as followers of Jesus Christ. God told Jeremiah to tell the...
  • Parent in New York sues to ‘marry’ their adult child

    04/12/2021 9:01:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 52 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 12, 2021 | Michael L. Brown
    Parent in New York sues to ‘marry’ their adult childLet this serve as a further wake-up call in the midst of our ongoing moral decline. What on earth could be coming next?April 12, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — On April 5, 2007, Time Magazine asked the question, “Should Incest Be Legal?” Three years later, when Columbia University professor David Epstein was arrested for a three-year, consensual affair with his adult daughter, his attorney noted, “It’s OK for homosexuals to do whatever they want in their own home. How is this so different? We have to figure out why some behavior is tolerated...
  • Lead Us Not Into Temptation...Prayer 10

    04/10/2021 4:28:49 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 3 replies
    Bill Randles ^ | 04-08-21 | Bll Randles
    Lead us not into temptation… (Luke 11)God forgives sins. He is good and generous and has paid the price that we might be able to ask him for forgiveness and receive it by faith. Part of The Father’s agenda regarding sin is not only that we might be cleansed and forgiven, but that we might be a forgiving people. It is basic discipleship to learn that all sins can be forgiven and that we must love and forgive others as we have been forgiven. But the LORD wants to take us farther than those two steps, for it is his...
  • "... As we forgive those who sin against us..." Prayer 9

    Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us…”In order to be able to sincerely ask forgiveness of our sins, we must be willing to undergo prayerful self examination. The LORD’s prayer teaches us to ask God to show us our secret faults, our trespasses, and any obstacles between our soul and God which we might be unaware of. We serve and worship a God who is able to search our hearts. He can see what we cannot see about ourselves. We can learn to pray sincerely with David, for the light of God in our self...
  • Forgive us our debts... Prayer 8

    04/06/2021 4:05:18 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    “…and Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”We are dependent creatures, we need our daily bread and are taught to look to God for it in the Lord’s prayer. We certainly cannot live by bread, but neither can we live without it. In the same way, we cannot live without the mercy of God’s forgiveness. We need it, daily. I cannot live without God, without communion and the sense of God in my life. But I am a sinner. I have to have forgiveness. God gives us so much more than we even realize. His giving is constant,...
  • God's Great And Good Plan To Rescue And Restore Dying Humanity.

    03/20/2021 8:47:02 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 4 replies
    JAG Writes: God has a saving-plan for the world. Humanity is in serious death-trouble due to the entrance of sin and sin's death worldwide. Not even the Jewish Law {Moses} could defeat Death and bring Eternal Life. But God is the kind of Person that will go straight into the pain to rescue others with a plan to rescue humanity from Sin and Death through the crucifixion-death and Resurrection of His Son the Lord Jesus. The Lord Jesus has conquered Sin and Death for us all. Because He lives, we too can live. Eternal Life has been brought to this...