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  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 5/29/17 [Prayer]

    05/28/2017 10:06:41 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5-29.2017 | UMCRevMom
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-29-17

    05/28/2017 8:52:08 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-29-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 29, 2017 Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter Reading 1 Acts 19:1-8While Apollos was in Corinth,Paul traveled through the interior of the countryand down to Ephesus where he found some disciples. He said to them,"Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?"They answered him,"We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."He said, "How were you baptized?"They replied, "With the baptism of John."Paul then said, "John baptized with a baptism of repentance,telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him,that is, in Jesus."When they heard this,they were baptized...
  • North Korean Defector: Despite Horrific Persecution, Christianity Is Growing

    05/28/2017 7:18:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/17 | Matt Hadro
    Kim Chung-seong, a Christian missionary, spoke at the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C.WASHINGTON — Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It is my prayer that all the international Christian communities will pray for those North Korean Christians to really help and engage them to spread the Gospel, not only through the works of the underground Church network, but also through the government and...
  • Look Where Christianity is on Fire!

    05/28/2017 3:47:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    WND ^ | 05/28/2017 | LEO HOHMANN
    A new study reflects a historic population shift that has been years in the making and indicates that Christianity’s future lies less in America or Europe and more in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2060, a plurality of the world’s Christians – more than 40 percent – will call sub-Saharan Africa home, up from 26 percent in 2015, according to the new analysis of demographic data by Pew. At the same time, the share of Christians living in many other regions – notably Europe – is projected to further decline, even as the Muslim population there continues to rise. “This shift in...
  • Does Baptism Save? No...Here's Why

    05/28/2017 2:44:16 PM PDT · by metmom · 95 replies
    Westside Christian Fellowshihp ^ | Feb 19, 2011 | Shane Idleman
    Some believe that salvation occurs, not when we confess Jesus as Lord, but when immersed in water. They believe that the dead condition of the church is because of failure to embrace baptismal regeneration. In reality, its because so few actually turn to Jesus; baptism isn’t the answer–genuine repentance is: “Repent, therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” (Acts 3:19). Granted, many of the early church fathers did embrace baptismal regeneration. Even though we cherish some of their teachings, they were fallible…some taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the salvation of all (including...
  • Luther’s Errors on Justification

    05/28/2017 1:36:31 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 168 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | May 27, 2017 | Robert J. Siscoe
    Pope Francis and Lutheran "Bishops" (Male and Female) Commemorate Luther's Revolt in Sweden As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Protestant revolt and the planned “commemoration” of the event by the Modernists in Rome, it serves as an opportune time to review Luther’s errors and heresies on justification, as well as the immediate fruits that they produced (Mt. 7:20).  We will see that Luther’s teaching on justification by faith alone (sola fide) is not simply “faith without works,” as some imagine, but is instead rooted in an entirely different notion of faith, which is believed to justify and save man...
  • 2017 05 28 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Israel Trip"(video)

    05/28/2017 1:29:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 28, 2017 | John Haller
    John shares some of his experiences and observations on his recent trip to Israel during this week's update.
  • Arinze rebuts cardinal’s claim that Catholic faith is unrealistic: ...[Cath Cauc]

    05/28/2017 11:42:11 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | October 21, 2015 | John-Henry Westen and Pete Baklinski
    Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria strongly defended the Catholic faith against the proposal put forward by one influential Synod Father who said last week that it is “unrealistic” for the divorced-and-remarried to refrain from sexual activity – what the Church following Christ calls “adultery.” Cardinal Reinhard Marx, archbishop of Munich & Freising and a leading advisor to Pope Francis, had said such activity should be judged according to “lived context,” and that such persons should be able to receive Holy Communion. However, Cardinal Arinze told LifeSiteNews in a video interview on Saturday, “The Ten Commandments are given to us by...
  • A Very Popular Pope, But Not Among the Bishops [Catholic-Orthodox Caucus]

    05/28/2017 9:46:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    L'Esprsso ^ | May 28, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    A Very Popular Pope, But Not Among the Bishops > Italiano > English> Espańol> Français> All the articles of Settimo Cielo in English*With the appointment as president of Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, after that of the secretary general three years ago, Pope Francis now has full control of the Italian episcopal conference, one third of whose bishops have been installed by him, even in dioceses of the first rank like Bologna, Palermo, the vicariate of Rome, and soon also Milan.Appointments are a key element in the strategy of Jorge Mario Bergoglio. It should suffice to look at how he is reshaping...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 28 [Prayer and Meditation]

    05/28/2017 9:19:22 AM PDT · by OneVike · 2 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomon - Copied by Hezekia's Men
    Proverb 28 (NKJV) The Righteous Are Bold as a Lion 01 The wicked flee when no one pursues, 00But the righteous are bold as a lion. 02 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its princes; 00But by a man of understanding and knowledge 00Right will be prolonged. 03 A poor man who oppresses the poor 00Is like a driving rain which leaves no food. 04 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, 00But such as keep the law contend with them. 05 Evil men do not understand justice, 00But those who seek the LORD understand...
  • Love Lifted Me - A Homily for the Ascension of the Lord

    05/28/2017 6:45:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-27-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Love Lifted Me - A Homily for the Ascension of the Lord Msgr. Charles Pope • May 27, 2017 • In more dioceses than not, the Feast of the Ascension is celebrated this Sunday. The liturgist in me regrets the move from Thursday, but here we are any way. Let’s ascend with the Lord, three days late!This marvelous feast is not merely about something that took place two thousand years ago, for though Christ our head has ascended, we the members of His body are ascending with Him. Because He was ascended, we, too, have ascended. In my own...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/28/17)[Prayer]

    05/28/2017 5:51:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 7 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/28/17 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah Isaiah 37 Jerusalem’s Deliverance Foretold 37 When King Hezekiah heard this, he tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and went into the temple of the Lord. 2 He sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the secretary, and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 3 They told him, “This is what Hezekiah says: This day is a day of distress and rebuke and disgrace, as when children come to the moment of birth and there is no strength to deliver them. 4 It may be that the Lord your...
  • Jesus Purposely Selects a Traitor (Judas Iscariot)

    05/28/2017 5:48:23 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:4). God works all things together for His purposes. At one time the little town of Kerioth was a relatively obscure Judean town, but all that changed when it produced the most hated man who ever lived: Judas Iscariot. The first mention of Judas is here in Matthew's list of disciples. We have no record of his call, but we know Jesus did call him along with the others, and even gave him authority to minister in miraculous ways (Matt. 10:1). His first name, Judas, is despised today,...
  • Joy in Spite of Death

    05/28/2017 5:47:52 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). In addition to Scripture, God has given us more than adequate spiritual resources to meet suffering and death. Wall Street, the name synonymous with the American stock market and financial investing, is a place where confidence can rise and fall with great force and unpredictability, right along with the rising or sinking level of stock prices. Prices always seem to even out, but who can be certain about how they will behave in the future? The apostle Paul’s spiritual confidence was not based on the changeableness...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil 5/28/17 [Prayer]

    05/28/2017 5:03:13 AM PDT · by SisterK · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 28, 2017 | Freeper Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. 1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Religion Forum threads labeled Prayer are closed to debate of any kind. Please join us in prayer.
  • Cardinal Müller on Amoris Laetitia, Paul Ehrlich, Spadaro and the Three Dismissed Priests

    05/27/2017 8:59:36 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | May 26, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    Yesterday, 25 May, the Catholic channel EWTN aired an interview of Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over which was conducted a week ago with Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). In this interview – which was conducted in English – the German cardinal touches upon several important matters which are of interest to the larger Catholic world. When Raymond Arroyo asks Cardinal Müller about the post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia and the confusion stemming from it, the cardinal first states: “It is absolutely impossible that the pope, as the successor of St. Peter,...
  • [Cath Cauc] U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow LGBTQ students into schools

    05/27/2017 8:21:39 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Lisa Bourne
    U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow Trans, LGBTQ students into schools Lisa Bourne Follow Lisa amoris laetitia , diocese of jefferson city , john gaydos JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. Catholic diocese has drafted a new policy to allow students who identify as “transgender,” “LGBTQ,” and those who come from a “same sex couple – Catholic” to attend its schools. The Diocese of Jefferson City, led by Bishop John Gaydos, has cited Pope Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia as guidance for the process. A draft version of the policy states that administrators in...
  • [Catholic Caucus] "I vow to change nothing of the received Tradition..."

    05/27/2017 7:59:54 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 27, 2017 | Pope St. Agatho / Paul Anthony Melanson
    "I vow to change nothing of the received Tradition..." Pope St. Agatho (678-681) Papal Coronation Oath, to be taken by all Roman pontiffs, showing that no Roman pontiff has the authority to contradict the Deposit of Faith, or to change or innovate upon what has been handed by to him by Sacred Tradition and his predecessors:         "I vow to change nothing of the received Tradition, and nothing thereof I have found before me guarded by my God-pleasing predecessors, to encroach upon, to alter, or to permit any innovation therein;         "To the contrary:...
  • Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral [Cath Cauc]

    05/27/2017 7:41:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | May 26, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    Francis-appointed Cardinal personally welcomes ‘LGBT Pilgrimage’ to cathedral Doug Mainwaring Follow Doug catholic , homosexuality , james martin , joseph tobin May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — On Sunday, May 21, Cardinal Joseph Tobin personally welcomed homosexuals to the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark as part of a so-called “LGBT Pilgrimage.” It’s unclear how many were expected to attend, but photographs of the event suggest a modest turnout for a New York City area event. On his Facebook page, Fr. James Martin, SJ—lauded by Catholic dissident, Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, for showing “how the...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 05-28-17, SOL, The Ascension of the Lord

    05/27/2017 7:36:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 57 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-28-17 | Revised New American Bible
    May 28, 2017 The Ascension of the Lord Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11In the first book, Theophilus,I dealt with all that Jesus did and taughtuntil the day he was taken up,after giving instructions through the Holy Spiritto the apostles whom he had chosen.He presented himself alive to themby many proofs after he had suffered,appearing to them during forty daysand speaking about the kingdom of God.While meeting with them,he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,but to wait for "the promise of the Fatherabout which you have heard me speak;for John baptized with water,but in a few days you will be...