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  • Can we separate the good that Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias did from his sin?

    01/13/2021 7:50:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/13/2021 | John Stonestreet
    Two days before Christmas, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries confirmed that its founder had engaged in sexual misconduct over the course of many years. Ravi, a highly regarded speaker, author, and apologist, died a few months ago. In its initial “interim” report RZIM leadership not only confirmed the allegations but promised a full and thorough final report. Like so many others, I’m devastated. Ravi was not only a significant personal influence for me, he was a great friend of this ministry for years. In fact, he was a guest on one of the last radio broadcasts I co-hosted with Chuck Colson....
  • Fear Not...year's end meditations

    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. ( I John 4:18-19)Do Not Fear for I am with you, Be not anxious for I am your God. I will uphold you, surely I will help you, surely I’ll deliver you with my righteous right hand…” (Isaiah 41:10)When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do...
  • WHO WAS THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS?

    12/26/2020 6:36:41 AM PST · by grumpa · 27 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | December 16, 2020 | Charles S. Meek
    “Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the Man of Lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) Who was the Man of Lawlessness/Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-8? Let’s first note the context: 1. The “mystery of lawlessness” was already at work when Paul was writing this letter (2 Thessalonians 2:7). 2. The Man of Lawlessness would take his seat in the temple (2 Thessalonians 2:4). 3. Paul promised his readers that God would soon grant THEM (his first century readers) relief from...
  • German nuns were ‘pimps’ for sick priests, says sexual abuse victim

    12/24/2020 12:50:00 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    The cathedral in Speyer, Germany -- AFP via Getty Images A child rape victim has accused nuns at a now-shuttered Catholic children’s home in Germany of “pimping” out orphans to priests, politicians and other wealthy men. The victim, now 63, has remained anonymous despite having fought and won a legal battle for compensation in May over the horrors they endured, beginning at 5 years old in March 1963. The man, who has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression since then, was awarded a total of 25,000 euros by German courts due to claims he’d been raped more than 1,000...
  • Pro-LGBT Anglicans Want Evangelicals Stopped From Preaching Against Sin

    12/02/2020 6:19:43 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    PNW ^ | 12/1/20 | PNW Staff
    The debate about same-sex marriage and LGBT identities in the Church of England is not new, but recent insults and threats are leading to an even bigger division among Anglicans. For years, the debate has been causing major rifts in the Anglican Communion, causing church leaders in emergent regions such as Africa and Latin America, to form Gafcon, a movement led by Global South Anglicans who hold to the biblical view and traditional teaching on human sexuality. Calls by the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to have a peaceful conversation, have again shown to be ineffective. The fact that the...
  • Lifted Up, Like A Snake In The Desert

    11/14/2020 6:25:35 PM PST · by OneVike · 4 replies
    OneVike ^ | 11/14/20 | Chuck Ness
    Lifted Up, Like A Snake The Desert by Chuck Ness Give me a moment of your time and allow me to introduce you to something very few Christians never considered when hearing the phrase, “Lift Christ up with Praise.”. Quite often you will hear a Pastor use this phrase as he instructs you to give glory to God, through His Son. Have you ever really considered the significance of the phrase? Many people know the verse, John 3:16. Most Christians have it locked into their memory blank. For me, that was the first verse I ever memorized in Sunday...
  • Why Luther?

    10/31/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 148 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 10/30/2020 | Gene Edward Veith
    istory is the account of vast social movements and cultural changes. To be sure, individuals play their part. But they are usually understood to be products of their times. The Reformation, though, whose five-hundredth anniversary we observe this year and whose impact on not only the church but the world has been monumental, was largely precipitated by one man: Martin Luther. Yes, vast social movements and cultural changes were at work in sixteenth-century Europe. But Luther caused many of them, such as the educational explosion that would lead to universal literacy, the rise of the middle class, and eventually democratic...
  • Pope Francis Calls for Civil Union Law for Same-Sex Couples, in Shift From Vatican Stance

    10/21/2020 9:02:41 AM PDT · by NRx · 55 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 10-21-2020 | CNA
    ROME — In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue. The remarks came amid a portion of the documentary that reflected on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT. “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film, of...
  • FSSP: Catholics voting for Biden ‘would commit a grave sin’

    10/19/2020 6:33:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 16, 2020 | Martin Bürger
    FSSP: Catholics voting for Biden ‘would commit a grave sin’ The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) pointed out that 'any Catholic who supports' pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden 'would be in proximate cooperation with evil.' Update October 19, 2020 at 4:28 p.m. Eastern time: This article has been updated to make clear that although the article was published by the Fraternity of St. Peter, it does not necessarily reflect the view of the FSSP in general. The article the FSSP published was an opinion piece written by an anonymous FSSP priest. October 19, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — An article published by...
  • The Communists Know It: Christ Stoned the Adulteress

    09/24/2020 2:45:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 24, 2020 | Gloria TV
    The Communists Know It: Christ Stoned the Adulteress \ A Chinese textbook on professional ethics and law for vocational schools claims that Christ stoned the adulteress in John 8 to death because he wanted to respect the law, reports UcaNews.com (September 22).However, in the original John 8, Christ says, “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone” adding "go and sin no more."According to the Chinese Communist Gospel Jesus says, “I too am a sinner but if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead.”Legalism, fanaticism, and cruelty are indeed...
  • Pro-Gay Francis: “Church Loves Practicing Homosexuals"

    09/17/2020 5:49:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 37 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 17, 2020 | Gloriia TV
    Pro-Gay Francis: “Church Loves Practicing Homosexuals" The Church does “not exclude” [practicing] homosexuals, Francis said at the end of his September 16 General Audience while meeting forty members of Tenda di Gionata, an organisation of pro-homosex parents of homosexual children.Italian media reported that Francis lied at them by claiming that “the Church loves your children as they are because they are children of God."The group gave Francis the book Fortunate Fathers about homosexuals who attack the Church, and a gay-propaganda T-Shirt with the slogan, “In love there is no fear” (1 John 4,18). Francis smiled when receiving the shirt.However: In...
  • Why 'the church isn’t perfect' line has become a cop-out; Christians cannot use this as an excuse to ignore sin.

    09/07/2020 7:14:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 297 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    A few months back, some guy began flirting with my 19-year old daughter via her Instagram account. This is (unfortunately) pretty common, but much to my delight she does a great job with slamming the door in their face. However, this particular guy was more persistent than usual and wouldn’t back off. His tenacity led my daughter to use her excellent technical sleuthing skills to find out exactly who he was.Turns out the guy was a married youth pastor.My daughter found him, his church, his wife, and other details. That presented us with the dilemma of whether we should contact...
  • Covering Sin - Devotional

    08/24/2020 11:14:06 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "[Love] bears all things" (1 Cor. 13:7). Love confronts sin but protects the sinner. In 1 Corinthians 13:7 Paul mentions four qualities of love that are closely related: bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, and enduring all things. That might sound like love is indiscriminate and accepting of anything that comes along, but "all things" in that verse is qualified by the context. Love rejects jealousy, bragging, arrogance, and so on (vv. 4-6), but it bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things that are within the parameters of God's Word. "Love bears all things" speaks of love's...
  • The Psychology of godlessness... Romans series

    “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness…” (Romans 1:18)The Gospel doesn’t begin with man and his need for salvation, it begins with God, His Glory and His wrath against sin. The apostle tells us that the wrath of God; that is His ceaseless, active and fierce opposition to everything that is wrong, evil, perverse or false, is being revealed from heaven against man every single day. The way God’s wrath is daily being revealed is in the steady degeneration of society, the “giving over”of society...
  • Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

    08/16/2020 7:15:14 PM PDT · by krny9 · 79 replies
    Forbes ^ | 8/11/2020 | Alison Escalante
    What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than chemical imbalances. And ADHD could be a way of functioning that evolved in an ancestral environment, but doesn’t match the way we live today. Adaptive responses to adversity Mental disorders are routinely treated by medication under the medical model. So why are the anthropologists who...
  • Dear Christians: The world saw Falwell's sin, will they see your mercy?

    08/12/2020 8:11:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/12/2020 | John Wesley Reid
    Disclosure: John Wesley Reid worked for Liberty University as a national recruiter for nearly three years and since moving to Washington DC has interviewed Jerry Falwell numerous times as a reporter. He currently contributes to Liberty University's Falkirk Center for Faith and Liberty as a writer and strategist.Over the past year or so, students and alumni of Liberty University have shared a common mantra aimed at Jerry Falwell Jr.:“The world is watching.”The statement surfaced routinely when Falwell made headlines from an off-color joke or poorly worded statement.Now in the wake of a photo-gone-viral taken of Falwell while on vacation, a...
  • How Therapists Became Gods

    08/09/2020 6:10:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 9, 2020 | Judith Acosta
    In the space of what feels like a breath, we went from the Greatest Generation to the legalization of infanticide, from a country with a singular and evolved moral code to the ripping down of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms across the country, from a rational acknowledgment of natural gender to drag-queen story hour at the public library. How in the world did this happen? I’m saddened to say that some of the biggest players in this cultural catastrophe have been psychotherapists. My generation was bottle fed with the nectar of psychotherapy and a philosophy that presented itself as secular...
  • The Democrats never apologized for their greatest sin (vanity)

    08/06/2020 5:48:08 PM PDT · by Crucial · 24 replies
    8-6-20 | Myself
    As I listen to Democrats attack Trump for being racist I have to laugh at the irony. Before and during the Civil War Democrats in Congress owned slaves. They fought a war to expand slavery into the Western states. Democrats championed the fugitive slave act. They wanted to hold onto their slaves as they viewed them as property. Republicans did not want slavery to expand westward and overwhelmingly wanted slavery ended. Today, Democrats accuse Americans, mostly white Americans of racism, although no one of any skin color is safe if they have different political views than Democrats. The Democrats assume...
  • Two Simultanious Realities... Romans 3

    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (Romans 3:23-24)The subject of Romans chapter three has been thus far, All. All of us are under a Divine sentence of condemnation, All of us like sheep have gone astray from God. There are no exceptions, not even Israel, All of us have defected from God. Yet to that same ALL, God has provided a gift, even the very Righteousness that He demands of us, in the person of Jesus Christ. The gift is...
  • Time Capsule: Mike Wallace hammers Margaret Sanger in 1957 interview

    12/03/2010 4:23:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
      Mike Wallace interviews Margaret Sanger. December 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In 1957, an aging Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and the international birth control movement, agreed to an interview with CBS News’ Mike Wallace. In stark contrast with the sympathetic reception Sanger could expect to receive today in a network television interview, Wallace hammered Sanger with difficult questions and caught her in contradictions, while Sanger squirmed, fidgeted, and denied statements she had made only a week earlier in pre-interview discussions with CBS staff.This fascinating and sometimes chilling interview with Sanger can be found at the website of the...