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  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 23rd, 2017

    07/23/2017 2:40:48 PM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about two specific prophecies in the Bible that point to the events surrounding the Temple Mount, and how it may spark the setting off of the perfect prophetic firestorm in the days and weeks ahead.
  • Vatican Article Says ‘Main Obstacle’ for Pope Francis Is Bishops, Priests

    07/23/2017 1:06:06 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 20 replies
    Crux ^ | July 23, 2017 | Crux Staff
    Shortly after one Vatican article stirred debate by asserting there's an "ecumenism of hate" in the U.S. between conservative Evangelicals and Catholics, another over the weekend asserted that the "main obstacle" to implementing Pope Francis's vision for the Church is “closure, if not hostility” from “a good part of the clergy, at levels both high and low.” On the heels of one controversial Vatican article alleging an “ecumenism of hate” between conservative Evangelicals and Catholics in America, another potential eyebrow-raiser emerged Saturday claiming that the “main obstacle” to implementing Pope Francis’s vision is “closure, if not hostility” from “a good...
  • 2017 07 23 John Haller's Prophecy Update- "Flashpoint Jerusalem"

    07/23/2017 11:54:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jul 23, 2017 | John Haller
    What is happening on the Temple Mount has prophetic significance. The reborn Jewish nation will celebrate its 70th year since becoming a nation again (1948) which even on its own, sets off alarms for those who have ears to hear. Combined with the ability, just this week, of Jews to go up to, and pray upon, the Temple Mount, and a "generation that shall not pass away", we are set for some interesting and exciting times. All the end times nations are gradually gathering around Israel. It only takes a spark to set off the beginning of the ultimate world...
  • God's Motive for Your Inheritance

    07/23/2017 9:53:10 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "According to His great mercy" (1 Pet. 1:3). Every dimension of life, whether physical or spiritual, is a testimony to God’s mercy. When God saved you and granted you an eternal inheritance, it wasn't because you were special or more deserving of His love and grace than others. It was because He sovereignly chose to love you and extend His great mercy to you. That's why Paul said, "God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you...
  • Knowledge

    07/23/2017 9:52:44 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “. . . in your moral excellence, knowledge” (2 Peter 1:5). Moral excellence cannot develop in an intellectual vacuum. It’s a frightening thing to realize the extent to which our culture downplays knowledge in favor of emotions. These days people are more likely to ask, “How will it make me feel?” instead of, “Is it true?” Sadly, the church has bought into the spirit of the age. Many people go to church, not to learn the truths of God’s Word, but to get an emotional high. The focus of theological discussion also reflects the contemporary hostility to knowledge. To a...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 23 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/23/2017 9:52:14 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Here is some good advice I found years ago and saved in a file. Not sure where I gathered it from, but it's good advice on finances on how to survive during good, bad, and especially uncertain times by preparing for the future. It is never too late to change one's ways, since you know not when God will bring you home. So if you are nearing retirement with the understanding that none of your ancestors lived past 85, beware, you could be the one who lives to be 110. that would be 25 years longer than you believe...
  • Saint or Ain’t? A Homily for the 16th Sunday of the Year

    07/23/2017 7:08:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-22-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Archdiocese of Washington Saint or Ain’t? A Homily for the 16th Sunday of the Year Msgr. Charles Pope • July 22, 2017 • We live in difficult times for the Church; from many sectors the very legitimate cry for reform goes up frequently. Beyond the sexual abuse scandal there are also deep concerns regarding the uncertain trumpet of Catholic preaching, lukewarm and nominal Catholics, an overall lack of self-discipline among Catholics, and a lack of disciplining by the bishops and clergy of those Catholics (lay and clergy) who cause scandal. The list of concerns is long, and in general I...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(7/23/17)[Prayer]

    07/23/2017 6:27:18 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 7/23/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem The Ark of the Covenant, The Tabernacle, and The Temple Exodus 37 The Ark 37 Bezalel made the ark of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.[a] 2 He overlaid it with pure gold, both inside and out, and made a gold molding around it. 3 He cast four gold rings for it and fastened them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. 4 Then he made poles of acacia wood and overlaid them with...
  • Regensburg Dompatzen: The Report and the "Coincidental" Names of Ratzinger and Müller

    07/22/2017 8:55:24 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | July 21, 2017 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Regensburg Dompatzen: The Report and the "Coincidental" Names of Ratzinger and Müller (Regensburg) "What a coincidence," wrote Vaticanist Marco Tossatti regarding the investigation of abuses in the Regensburg Domspatzen, after his acquaintance with the final report. He did not believe in "coincidences," said Tosatti, if they were to happen in "a country so precise and above every suspicion as Germany." This thought came to the attention of the Vatican, when he had to read yesterday that the "final" report on abuse was published at the Regensburg Cathedral. The ORF and numerous other media yesterday headlined, "547 Children at Regensburger Domspatzen...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-23-17, Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/22/2017 7:55:59 PM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-23-17 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2017 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Wis 12:13, 16-19There is no god besides you who have the care of all,that you need show you have not unjustly condemned.For your might is the source of justice;your mastery over all things makes you lenient to all.For you show your might when the perfection of your power is disbelieved;and in those who know you, you rebuke temerity.But though you are master of might, you judge with clemency,and with much lenience you govern us;for power, whenever you will, attends you.And you taught your people, by these deeds,that those who...
  • Islam's Bizarre Philosophical Problem (An amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal)

    07/22/2017 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2017 | Michael Konrad
    When attacking an epistemological structure, it is a often a waste of time to attack the consequences of a belief system when one can cut it down at the root. Islam has such a bizarre problem. And Muslims avoid it, for fear it would cause the whole religion to collapse. Islam, like Judaism, is monadic. It only admits of a hard absolutely unitary deity. However, Islam makes an amazing contradictory statement: the Koran is eternal. This introduces a real problem.  Anything which is eternal is, by definition, deity. And that strikes at the very core of Islam's claim to...
  • [Catholic Caucus] When Can Mutual Enrichment Begin?

    07/22/2017 6:59:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    New Liturgical Movement ^ | July 21,, 2017 | GREGORY DIPIPPO
    Card. Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, recently had an article in the French magazine La Nef; in it, he discusses among other things the mutual enrichment of the two Forms of the Roman Rite which Pope Benedict proposed in the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. The text has not yet been made available on their website, but someone provided Fr Zuhlsdorf with an English translation, which he reads (with an introduction) in a podcast posted here. Yesterday, the Catholic Herald published a commentary on the La Nef article by Fr Raymond de Souza, “Cardinal Sarah’s challenge to...
  • Russian Representation Church in Jerusalem to Reopen After Years of Restoration

    07/22/2017 6:23:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Pravoslavie ^ | 7/18/17
    The Russian Sergius Podvoriye in Jerusalem, returned to Russia nine years ago, will reopen today, following the completion of its restoration, the Deputy Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS) Elena Agapova reported to RIA-Novosti. The Sergius Podvoriye in Jerusalem was built at the end of the 19th century with funds from the IOPS and its founder Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov. It was entrusted with the management of all representation churches, schools, and hospitals in Syria and Palestine. The date for reopening the Sergius representation church after its restoration was not accidental, the IOPS notes. “The Russian Orthodox...
  • Ladaria: ‘I Am in a Deep and Spontaneous Harmony with the Pope’

    07/22/2017 6:18:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/22/17 | Nicolas Mirabet
    Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer, the new Jesuit prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). said he is "in a deep and spontaneous harmony" with Pope Francis. The archbishop was speaking during a recent visit to the pope's homeland, Argentina.BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina’s Catholic University’s Theology Faculty hosted the first International Symposium of Catechesis in Buenos Aires and Latin America on July 11-14. Organized by the Superior Institute of Catechesis in Argentina, which belongs to the Commission of Biblical Catechesis and Pastoral Care of the Argentinian bishops’ conference, the symposium had among its participants...
  • Islam and Liberalism: Twins Separated at Birth [Daniel 4]

    07/22/2017 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Catholic apologist, Howard Kainz, wrote the following in his insightful article, "Is Islam a Religion?": The egalitarianism of the French Revolution, which led to the Terror; Karl Marx’s movement in 1843-1844 to communism as "true democracy"; Pol Pot’s massive exterminations of people and property in Cambodia during the 1970s to establish "Democratic Kampuchea"; and similar massive "levelings" in the name of democracy, by throwing out the "baby" (individual freedom) with the "bathwater" (social inequalities) do not deserve the title of democracies. And any "democracy" that is dedicated to the destruction of all other democracies, would qualify as a "limiting case"...
  • The Times Of The Gentiles?

    …Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.(Luke 21:24 b)In my last article I observed that the events of the past week may well lead to the complete fulfillment of several end time prophecies. I refer to the shoot out on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel’s holiest site. *Three ‘Palestinian’ terrorists murdered two Druze policemen on the platform [,which is the former site of both Jewish temples. The Jerusalem police department , no longer willing to allow the Holy Temple site to be a refuge for terrorists, took control of the...
  • Islam is an Anti-religion? [Satan's Battle Plan to Defeat Christianity]

    07/22/2017 2:28:35 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Free Republic | July 22, 2017 | Jan_Sobieski
    Nonie Darwish gives a westernized definition of "religion" in her polemic against Islam, "Cruel and Usual Punishment", as follows: 1) a religion must be a personal choice; 2) no religion should kill those who leave it; 3) a religion must never order the killing and subjugation of those who do not choose to be its members; 4) a religion must abide by basic human rights. For the last 70 years, the west has been ostensibly tolerant of individual freedom of conscience and human life (note: the exceptions being abortion, euthanasia, Socialism, etc.) Accepting this definition leads one to conclude that...
  • [Catholic Causus] Cardinal Müller Questions Cult of Personality Around Pope Francis

    07/22/2017 11:51:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | July 21, 2017 | Tancred
    Cardinal Müller Questions Cult of Personality Around Pope Francis [Katholisches] "Every Catholic, especially every bishop and every cardinal, has a positive and constructive relationship with the Pope. But this is anything but courtly manners and the groveling of subordinates, against which Pope Francis always spoke." "That means that not everything he does and says is, from the outset, already perfect and unquestionable." "There should be no personal cult and a pope-touching tourism."Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Roman Congregation for the Congregation of the Doctrine and the Faith, no longer in office, on Pope Franziskus, report of the German Press...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 22 [Prayer and Meditation]

    07/22/2017 8:51:12 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon
    Proverb 22 (NKJV) The Value of a Good Name 01 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, 00 Loving favor rather than silver and gold. 02 The rich and the poor have this in common, 00 The LORD is the maker of them all. 03 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, 00 But the simple pass on and are punished. 04 By humility and the fear of the LORD 00 Are riches and honor and life. 05 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; 00 He who guards his soul...
  • Inner Vision: Having connection with God is more satisfying than physically seeing God

    07/22/2017 7:32:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    OSV.com ^ | 07-12-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Inner vision Having a deep understanding and connection with God is more satisfying than physically seeing God 7/12/2017 Monsignor Charles Pope Question: You said in a previous answer, “We need not presume that we will see God with our physical eyes.” This confuses me, because St. Paul says of heaven that we shall see God “face to face” (1 Cor 13:12). Can you elaborate? — Name, location withheld Answer: My use of the word “presume” does not exclude physical seeing altogether but seeks to avoid reducing the beatific vision to natural seeing (light hitting our retina). But while not...