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  • The Bible In Paintings: MANNA and QUAIL! GOD FEEDS HIS PEOPLE

    03/07/2022 6:19:34 AM PST · by Hebrews 11:6 · 40 replies
    Bible; paintings; art
    The Bible In Paintings 2 ENCOURAGEMENT FOR APPRECIATING AND APPLYING GOD'S MESSAGE E X O D U SCHAPTER 16 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.” The LORD said to Moses, “I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in...
  • Why Hollywood Matters

    01/23/2022 10:47:37 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    “The art made by Christians today is not only not beautiful, but tends to be among the ugliest art that mankind is producing,” screenwriter and professor Barbara Nicolosi-Harrington said during her talk to the students and faculty of Christendom College on May 2. Nicolosi’s talk, entitled Why Hollywood Matters, explored the challenges facing Christians in the art of cinema and the art in churches. “We have sacrificed the beautiful to other things,” she said. A professor at Pepperdine University, Nicolosi is the founder of Act One, an organization that seeks to nurture the next generation of Christian artists and media...
  • A Great Time to Join the Orthodox Church

    01/11/2022 9:31:10 AM PST · by Carpe Cerevisi · 20 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | Frederica Mathewes-Green
    On January 7, 2022, my friend Rod Dreher had a post on his American Conservative blog about the direction Pope Francis is trying to take the Catholic Church. Rod went on to say: "For the time being, American Orthodoxy is not as vulnerable as American Catholicism is to liberalizing, but Orthodox would be fools to think we are somehow protected. I brought this up to an Orthodox priest once, who said…he wasn’t worried about us Orthodox. I think that is whistling past the graveyard." I sent Rod an email explaining why I thought there were several reasons Orthodoxy has a...
  • 51% of US Evangelicals believe Jews are ‘still God’s chosen people’: poll

    12/03/2021 9:37:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/03/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    Some 51% of Evangelical Protestants in the United States say they believe Jews are God’s chosen people, according to a recently released survey. Titled “The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel,” the findings were announced this week by Infinity Concepts, a faith-based communications agency that co-produced the report with Grey Matter Research. Drawing from a survey of approximately 1,000 Evangelical Protestant Americans, the report found that 51% of respondents believed that Jews were still God’s chosen people. By contrast, 19% said they were unsure, 17% said they believe Christians have replaced Jews as the chosen people, 10% said they believe Jews...
  • As Christian Cold War Heats Up, The Faithful Are Equipping For Battle

    10/04/2021 10:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The ^ | October 4, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    The Christian cold war will mean an increase in church splits, takeovers, and other power struggles as people choose sides on existential questions, including theology.Along with the rest of the country, American Christianity is in the middle of a cold war. As this war heats up, it will mean church splits, takeovers, fights over denominational resources, and other power struggles as the Donald Trump era has increasingly brought clarity and pushed people to choose sides on existential questions.The Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest Protestant denomination, is one key example of this dynamic affecting American Christianity as a whole....
  • The Heresy of the Pre-Wrath Theory

    07/21/2021 4:40:51 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 365 replies ^ | 7/3/21 | Pete Garcia
    Any eschatological view that either puts the church into the 70th Week or denies bible prophecy outright or in part, is heretical in nature. The reason it is heretical is that it purposely argues against what the Scriptures actually teach. Understandably, it is a serious thing to charge a position (or even a promoter of said heresy) with the charge of being heretical. But it's time to take off the kid-gloves and call things as they are. If something is heretical, we need to simply call it as such. Regarding biblical Christianity, what is heresy? Second Peter 2:1 says, “There...
  • Worshipping God is an end in itself...Church pt 11

    But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.( John 4:21-22)O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are...
  • Differences Between Orthodox and Catholics

    07/15/2021 8:13:09 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 10, 2018 | Bible Illustrated
    This is a humorous (yet mostly accurate) video showing the differences between Catholics and Orthodox. It's done by a talented Serbian Orthodox young man and his channel is worth subscribing to. Differences Between Orthodox and Catholics
  • How Religion Influenced Modern Economics

    04/23/2021 10:25:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 23, 2021 | Michael Rosen
    Harvard economist Benjamin Friedman's book, 'Religion and the Rise of Capitalism,' provides an illuminating, if not always convincing, examination of how theology influenced modern economic thought.“One of the fundamental elements of the spirit of modern capitalism,” German sociologist Max Weber wrote in his landmark 1905 book, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, “of rational conduct on the basis of the idea of the calling, was born from the spirit of Christian asceticism.”Weber attributed the free-market success so prevalent amongst Protestant societies to its origins in Calvinist predestinarian theology: believers could never know for sure whether they had been...
  • Vatican event on priesthood to explore topic of celibacy

    04/13/2021 1:33:28 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 23 replies
    Crux ^ | April 13, 2021 | Elise Ann Allen
    ROME – A top Vatican official in charge of organizing a major symposium on the priesthood next year has said the discussion will touch on several controversial hot-button issues such as priestly celibacy, the women’s diaconate, clericalism, and the clerical sexual abuse crisis. Speaking to journalists during the April 12 presentation of the event, Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet said, “the question of celibacy is important.” “We have all spoken about it, and it will be discussed, but it will not be the central theme of the symposium,” he said. “It is not a symposium on celibacy, like it needs to...
  • The Great Rebellion

    04/11/2021 3:52:03 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 12 replies
    Biblical News Christians Jews ^ | 04/11/2021 | The Editor
    When asking what the opposite of love is, a common response to the question would be that the answer is hate. However, hate is not the answer. It can only be part of the answer, being that it is more like a symptom and must have a catalyst. At the crux of all evil is selfishness. The opposite of love is selfishness. God is love; yet, God hates evil. King Solomon said, “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil.” His father King David says in Psalms, “Do not I hate them O Lord that hate thee? and am...
  • This best-selling devotional has a prayer that literally says “Dear God, please help me to hate white people.” This is a real book you can buy. At Target.

    04/07/2021 11:58:54 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 44 replies ^ | 4/7/2021 | Joel Abbott
    You will be told that the following is not racist:[photo of page from book] Hoo boy, that's a doozy. Swap out white for "black," "Asian," "Muslim," "women," or any other group, and it would rightly be called evil. But hating white people is cool these days.
  • Controversial Swiss Theologian Hans Kung dies at 93.

    04/06/2021 11:59:42 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 16 replies
    Angelus ^ | CNA
    The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on the afternoon of April 6 at his home in Tübingen, southwest Germany. Küng served as a theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council but repeatedly clashed with Rome in the years that followed. The tensions culminated in a 1979 declaration by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) that Küng had “departed from the integral truth of Catholic faith, and therefore he can no longer be considered a Catholic theologian nor function...
  • Right Now Counts Forever [Live Stream of Ligonier National Conference]

    03/18/2021 6:40:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    With our glorious future in view, Christians do not have less of a stake in the present, but infinitely more. As R.C. Sproul so often reminded us, right now counts forever. Live from Orlando, watch our 2021 National Conference as we consider the eternal significance of our everyday lives.Thursday, March 18, sessions (all times ET): 9:00 a.m. – “No Other Gospel” by Stephen Nichols 10:45 a.m. – Panel Discussion: “R.C. Sproul’s Life and Ministry” with Nichols, Parsons, and Mrs. Sproul 2:00 p.m. – “Working as for the Lord” by Steven Lawson 3:45 p.m. – Questions & Answers with Kim, Lawson,...
  • Dear Fellow Theologians, What's the Difference Between "Faith vs Trust"

    02/12/2021 3:44:08 PM PST · by OneVike · 252 replies
    I have been invited to be an advisor for a group of Koine Greek scholars who are translating a new Bible. My role is to be sure they do not lose the context of the passage as they translate from Koine Greek to English. My predicament today is the usage of two words, "faith and trust". I am currently in a debate with one of the Greek Scholars as to which word, "faith" or "trust". In order to properly understand where I am coming from, I must tell you that this Bible will be as close of a literal word...
  • How Joe Biden Misunderstands Unity

    01/21/2021 10:31:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 21, 2021 | Ben Domenech
    In Biden's speech, St. Augustine's deep warning about misdirected unity in love of the wrong thing becomes the spiritual equivalent of “c’mon, man.”Yesterday’s remarks from Joe Biden were what we thought they would be: a lot of talk about unity, and a lot of condemnations of other Americans along the way. The unity talk went over just as expected, with Republicans rolling their eyes. Of course there was unity on that dais in Washington, with a thousand of America’s elites — nearly all of them already vaccinated, but wearing masks to send a message — guarded by tens of thousands...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Anniversary Edition)

    01/04/2021 3:20:53 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 12 replies
    MSMB ^ | December 2020 | Rob W. Case
    C.S. Lewis and accomplished author J.R.R. Tolkien sat down and had a talk about children’s stories in their day. Douglas Gresham, the stepson of C.S. Lewis’s, elaborated on this conversation between them. He said, “[Lewis and Tolkien] sat down and had a discussion about children’s literature that was being produced in those days. They found that they both agreed that children’s literature of that time was really not good enough for children. It didn’t say the things that children needed to hear. And it didn’t say the things that children would like to hear and enjoy. So, they both decided...
  • When Do Christians Say 'No' To Government? Scripture is clear on our duty to government along with when a Christian’s disobedience to that government is warranted

    11/16/2020 7:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/16/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    With the recent elections, there’s been a lot of talk about how the leadership changes will affect Christians and what our response to those changes should be. Specifically, if the attitude of the newly elected leaders towards God’s people turns to be even more sour than it currently is, how should we react?Fortunately, Scripture is clear on our duty to government along with when a Christian’s disobedience to that government is warranted.No to obeying the government in general?When it comes to obeying state officials, there are two extremes to avoid. The first is anarchism, which asserts that a person can...
  • Why Luther?

    10/31/2020 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 149 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...
  • Shifting the Power to the Elite

    09/21/2020 5:05:18 AM PDT · by JosephJames
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | September 21, 2020 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following was published in Facebook on September 16, 2020: Vote NO on September 20 in Italy Shifting the Power to the Elite Dear friends, vote NO on September 20 (in Italy). It seems a good thing (disguised) to send home 200 members of parliament, these parasites. (Note: When pasting this document into Free Republic, it seems that most of the special formatting is lost, such as bold, italics, underlined words and embedded links. To read the document with the formatting and embedded links go to the link of the document.) Voting YES on the referendum not only are we...