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  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/22/18)[Prayer]

    06/22/2018 6:09:10 AM PDT · 5 of 5
    left that other site to Hiskid

    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem






    Thank You, Hiskid, For Your Prayers For the Peace of Jerusalem, For Our FRiends in Need, For Persecuted Believers, and For Our Beloved Nation.

    "The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance..” Psalm 33 NASB

    God Bless America!

    Blessings To All Who Visit This Garden of Prayer.



    This Symbol Represents Christians in The Middle East, who desperately need our Prayers.

    Hallelujah and Amen

    ML/LTOS
  • America Prayer Vigil - 6/22/18

    06/22/2018 6:08:52 AM PDT · 17 of 17
    weston to stars & stripes forever

    Amen. Praying in agreement with your beautiful prayer.

  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/22/2018 6:06:18 AM PDT · 26 of 26
    Biggirl to ealgeone

    Just BELIEVE!

  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/22/18)[Prayer]

    06/22/2018 5:59:57 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    Silentgypsy to left that other site

    Amen and thank you.

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:59:11 AM PDT · 29 of 29
    ealgeone to Campion
    That would be the Orthodox. The Catholic church has always claimed to be able to change things that are not defined dogma, and in particular to adapt prudential matters of governance -- how the faith is taught, not which faith is taught -- to different cultures, times, and places.

    You're saying the meaning of the texts change from culture to culture?

    I'd think John 3:16 would be universal across all cultures.

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:57:43 AM PDT · 28 of 29
    ealgeone to Campion
    Sometimes I think that the USCCB is more anti-Catholic than you two are. :-0

    I can only cite a Roman Catholic source.

    I do appreciate the quotes you provided.

    However, too many Roman Catholics on these threads, and other forums, have echoed the position that Roman Catholics were not actively encourage to read the texts on their own.

    By this I mean private individual reading/study....not the limited Scripture a Roman Catholic hears at Mass.

  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(6/22/18)[Prayer]

    06/22/2018 5:55:16 AM PDT · 3 of 5
    Hiskid to left that other site

    Amen.

  • America Prayer Vigil - 6/22/18

    06/22/2018 5:46:07 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    Hiskid to af_vet_1981

    Amen!

  • America Prayer Vigil - 6/22/18

    06/22/2018 5:45:03 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    Hiskid to stars & stripes forever

    Amen. Specially praying for Mssrs. Ryan, McConnell, Soros, McCain, Schumer and Ms. Pelosi. ..in agreement with God’s will, Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth. (1 Timothy 2:4 AMP)

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:44:35 AM PDT · 27 of 29
    Campion to ealgeone
    Though we have seen the denomination that claims to have never changed

    That would be the Orthodox. The Catholic church has always claimed to be able to change things that are not defined dogma, and in particular to adapt prudential matters of governance -- how the faith is taught, not which faith is taught -- to different cultures, times, and places.

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:42:16 AM PDT · 26 of 29
    Campion to ealgeone; metmom
    Sometimes I think that the USCCB is more anti-Catholic than you two are. :-0

    Pope Leo XIII attached an indulgence to reading of the Gospels "by the faithful" in 1898. The church doesn't indulgence an act she finds objectionable or even unwise.

    Here's the actual citation:

    “An indulgence of 300 days for reading the Holy Gospels is granted to all the Faithful who read these Holy Scriptures for at least a quarter of an hour, with reverence due to the Divine Word and as spiritual reading…. A Plenary indulgence under the usual conditions is granted once a month for the daily reading.”  Pope Leo XIII. December, 1898, Preces et Pia Opera, 045. (Enchiridion Indulgentiarium, 694).

    Pope Pius VII wrote to bishops in 1820:

    ... to encourage their people to read the Holy Scriptures; for nothing can be more useful, more consoling, and more animating, inasmuch as they serve to confirm the faith, support the hope, and influence the charity of the true Christian.

    Lest you think this was something kept from American Catholics, the Third Council of Baltimore taught in 1884:

    “It can hardly be necessary for us to remind you, beloved brethren, that the most highly valued treasure of every family library, and the most frequently and lovingly made use of, should be the Holy Scriptures.... We hope that no family can be found amongst us without a correct version of the Holy Scriptures.”
    Many more such citations are here.
  • Becoming Part of the Bride (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/22/2018 5:39:19 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    Gamecock to Alex Murphy; bkaycee; blue-duncan; boatbums; caww; CynicalBear; daniel1212; Dutchboy88; ealgeone; ..

    Ping

  • Becoming Part of the Bride (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/22/2018 5:38:56 AM PDT · 1 of 2
    Gamecock
    Fairest Lord Jesus

    1. Fairest Lord Jesus,
    ruler of all nature,
    O Thou of God and man the Son,
    Thee will I cherish,
    Thee will I honor,
    Thou art my glory, joy and crown.

    2. Fair are the meadows,
    fairer still the woodlands,
    Robed in the blooming garb of Spring;
    Jesus is fairer,
    Jesus is purer,
    Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

    3. Fair is the sunshine,
    fairer still the moonlight,
    And all the twinkling starry host;
    Jesus shines brighter,
    Jesus shines purer
    Than all the angels heaven can boast.

  • Massive Genetic Study Reveals 90 Percent Of Earthís Animals Appeared At The Same Time

    06/22/2018 5:34:46 AM PDT · 221 of 221
    BroJoeK to PeterPrinciple
    PeterPrinciple: "The stated theory of abiogenesis
    If you are honest and read it slowly you will admit it is the same as spontaneous generation."

    No, if you are honest and read slowly, you'll soon learn they are opposites. "Spontaneous generation" referred to suggestions that life could spontaneously pop into existence out of nothing, without descent from similar organisms.

    By contrast, abiogenisis requires unbroken descent with modifications from similar organic compounds.

    PeterPrinciple: "And yes the historical result of into the investigation into spontanatious generation is life come from life.
    But you want to hide in your big words and little words."

    No, no hiding here, behind words big or little, or behind anything else.
    "Spontaneous generation" requires life to arise quickly out of nothing, without descent from similar organisms.
    By contrast, abiogenesis took billions of years (hence not spontaneous) and required an unbroken chain of descents with modifications from similar forms.

    PeterPrinciple: "Let's say it in simple words then: LIFE COMES FROM LIFE.
    Do we agree or not?"

    Everything depends on your definition of "Life".
    Simple organic chemistry we agree is "not life", whereas we might agree that relatively simple bacteria are living.
    But what about complex molecules like viruses or the prions which cause "mad cow" disease?
    Are they "life' or "not life"?

    At some point between "life" and "not life" we draw an arbitrary line saying "this is but that's not life".
    But regardless of where we draw the line, the same evolutionary-type processes were at work both before and afterwards.
    So nothing ever "spontaneous" about abiogenisis.

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:33:43 AM PDT · 25 of 29
    ealgeone to metmom
    True...but you know and I know...once it's on paper, kinda hard to change your tune.

    Though we have seen the denomination that claims to have never changed has indeed changed.

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:32:03 AM PDT · 24 of 29
    metmom to ealgeone

    It’s not like they haven’t had the time or resources.

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:30:38 AM PDT · 23 of 29
    Campion to boatbums
    Whenever I read Catholic apologists, I’m fascinated by the near-total absence of robust exegetical arguments.

    LOL. When I read the Protestant apologetic against Catholicism, "robust exegesis" is not what I'm seeing. More like a robust disregard for either textual or cultural context, exhibited during a frantic search for prooftexts to rip out of context and use as weapons, while the texts that might support the Catholic view are simply swept under the carpet.

    His "off the top of his head" reason number 3 means he doesn't understand the difference between "Pope Francis' off-the-cuff opinions" and the "teaching of the church".

    Number 4 tells me he doesn't understand that the "post Vatican II ethos" has even less authority than "Pope Francis' off-the-cuff opinions". (The actual documents of Vatican II, IMO, clearly teach the same thing as Pius IX and other Popes before him: only invincible ignorance can excuse lack of Christian faith.)

    Broadly Protestant notions of justification are clearly taught by the Bible.

    Where does the Bible teach that justifying grace is only forensic and external, i.e., that justification means a change in how God views us, not also a change God works in us at exactly the same time?

  • Why stay Protestant?

    06/22/2018 5:30:15 AM PDT · 22 of 29
    metmom to MayflowerMadam
    True. But in all fairness, I recall when I was younger, in the ‘50s and ‘60s, the R.C. families I knew said their church forbade them from reading the Bible. (I don’t think it’s that way any more.)

    That is my experience also, but sometimes I'd sneak our Catholic Bible out and try to read it anyways. But it never made any sense. I had NO CLUE where to even start. I probably started in Numbers for all I know.

    Regardless, when I relate that expeirne3ce, I m told I'm lying, that the Catholic church never forbade the reading of Scripture. So be ready for someone to accuse you of that.

    Interesting thing is, so many former Catholics recall being told that and we all came from different parts of the country and we all remember the same thing, that it takes it out of the realm of*You're lying* or *You misunderstood*.

  • Former pro football player prepares to take final vows as a nun

    06/22/2018 5:23:27 AM PDT · 25 of 26
    ealgeone to infool7
    Christianity is thankful there isn't a scorecard one needs to get into Heaven.

    btw....what's your score?

  • America Prayer Vigil - 6/22/18

    06/22/2018 5:21:01 AM PDT · 14 of 17
    Albion Wilde to stars & stripes forever; V K Lee; fieldmarshaldj; laplata; hoosiermama; DarthVader; lysie; ...
    We come boldly before Your throne, our gracious God, knowing we will receive Your mercy, and find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:16)

    Joining your heartfelt prayer for protection of our President and all his family and team, as they strive to protect our Constitutional way of life. Thank You, Father, for Your amazing strength, power, foresight and miraculous intervention. In Jesus' name, amen.


    Click to listen:

    Simeon’s Canticle

    Lord, let Your servant go in peace
    For Your Word has been fulfilled
    A child shall be born to the Virgin
    And his name shall be called Emmanuel

    Lord, let Your servant go in peace
    For Your Word has been fulfilled
    My own eyes have seen Your salvation
    Which You have prepared for all men

    Lord, let Your servant go in peace
    For Your Word has been fulfilled
    A light shall reveal to the nations
    And the glory of your people, Israel

    Lord, let Your servant go in peace
    For Your Word has been fulfilled
    Lord, let Your servant go in peace
    For Your Word has been fulfilled

    Lord
    Let Your servant
    Go in peace