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  • Doctrine Plus Character...Anton Bosch

    12/14/2018 7:36:20 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    Christians have been confused by the fact that there are Christian ministers and teachers who, in spite of serious sin, continue to teach the word in a doctrinally correct way. We understand that none of us is perfect and that we all sin. What I am referring to here is ongoing sin which has not been repented of. This is often glossed over with terms such as “character flaws” or “weaknesses”. Often a vile temper is excused as “righteous anger”. Hatred, an unforgiving spirit, bitterness, strife etc. is often brushed aside by the claim to righteous zeal. A judgmental and...
  • Archeologists: Sodom and Gomorrah literally destroyed by fire and brimstone falling from the sky

    12/11/2018 5:14:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 78 replies
    LifeSIte News ^ | December 11, 2018 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    Archeologists: Sodom and Gomorrah literally destroyed by fire and brimstone falling from the sky December 11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of archeologists and other scientists say they have discovered strong evidence that the region of the “Middle Ghor,” where the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are believed to have existed, were in fact destroyed by a meteor that exploded in the sky above, raining down superheated matter and raising temperatures to thousands of degrees, a theory that matches the account of the cities’ destruction contained in the Old Testament Book of Genesis. According to the theory, the meteor...
  • How should Christian celebrities respond when asked 'the big question' about homosexuality?

    12/08/2018 8:15:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2018 | Brandon Showalter
    More than any other matter, Christians who become famous or in any way visible public figures will one day be asked by media outlets what they think about homosexuality. The question becomes: What and how is the best way to respond? The touchy subject has resurfaced again in light of singer Lauren Daigle, whose popularity is surging, and her response when asked on "The Domenick Nati Show" if she thought homosexuality was a sin. She said she could not say because she isn't God. Several prominent voices asked her to retract, some more stern than others, while others urged people...
  • We Stand Before 'Challenge of Civilization', Card. Parolin Says at U.N. Climate Change Conference

    12/08/2018 6:29:26 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Catholic Register ^ | 12/4/18 | CNS
    The Vatican challenged countries gathered for the 24th U.N. Climate Change Conference to focus on the needs of the present and the future as it worked to take swift action. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, addressed the conference, COP24, in Katowice, Poland, Dec. 3 and told participants, "We are standing before a challenge of civilization for the benefit of the common good." "The Katowice meeting has the fundamental task of developing the Paris Agreement Work Program. This document should be a solid set of guidelines, rules and institutional mechanisms, aimed at facilitating a fair and efficient implementation of...
  • Science Confirms: Angels Took the House of Our Lady of Nazareth to Loreto

    12/08/2018 7:17:28 AM PST · by NYer · 1,104 replies
    tfp ^ | August 7, 2016 | Luis Dufaur
    How did the Holy House take off from its foundations and reappear intact about 2,000 miles away, where it remains to this day?At a conference organized by the “Amici del Timone” Cultural Center in Staggia Senese, Italy, titled “The Story of the Incredible Move of the House of Mary of Nazareth to Loreto,” a topic was developed which challenges engineering.Indeed, the Holy House, birthplace of Our Lady and where the Archangel Gabriel announced to her the Incarnation, has been for many centuries in the town of Loreto (Santa Casa di Loreto), in the Marche region of Italy, facing the Adriatic...
  • Scientists: 'superheated blast from the sky' destroyed Dead Sea cities, pointing to Sodom in Bible

    11/28/2018 9:44:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/27/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Scientists have found that a "superheated blast from the skies" destroyed cities near the Dead Sea 3,700 years ago, which biblical analysts are saying echoes the destruction of Sodom.Science News reported that the new findings were revealed at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research last week by archaeologist Phillip Silvia of Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The scientists discovered radiocarbon dating and unearthed minerals that instantly crystallized at high temperatures at what used to be cities and farming settlements north of the Dead Sea, suggesting that a massive air-burst, possibly by a meteor, destroyed...
  • "Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation"

    11/25/2018 12:47:12 PM PST · by pcottraux · 28 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | November 24, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    “Name a Natural Explanation Later Replaced by a Supernatural Explanation” By Philip Cottraux I see this one pop up on Twitter from time to time, followed by atheists bragging that they’ve never met a theist who can answer it. Unfortunately, I’ve been unsuccessful tracking down its origin. In some tweets I’ve seen it connected with Sam Harris, but sifting through countless quotes as well as his book The End of Faith (this was a torturous experience) turned up nothing. Like most atheist “gotchas,” this one is riddled with false presumptions. I can already hear skeptics getting to the end of...
  • All humans are descended from just TWO people (truncated)

    11/24/2018 6:04:27 PM PST · by ealgeone · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-24-2018 | Leigh Mcmanus
    All modern humans descended from a solitary pair who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago, scientists say. Scientists surveyed the genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals - including humans - from 100,000 different species and deduced that we sprang from a single pair of adults after a catastrophic event almost wiped out the human race. These bar codes, or snippets of DNA that reside outside the nuclei of living cells, suggest that it's not just people who came from a single pair of beings, but nine out of every 10 animal species, too
  • Further study in Isaiah, Chapter 40:21-26: The awesomeness of Creation!

    11/06/2018 11:00:56 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    In further study of the Book of Isaiah today, reading in Chapter 40:21-26 (NIV), The Lord proclaims, "Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in. He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. No sooner are they planted, no sooner are they sown,...
  • [Cath Cauc] Brazil bishop says Pope’s eco-agenda will loom large in Amazon synod

    11/03/2018 11:05:53 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | November 2, 2018 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis holds one end of a tapestry during a meeting with indigenous groups from the Peruvian Amazon at a coliseum in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Credit: AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd.) ROME - With the Synod of Bishops on young people now in the rearview mirror, attention in Rome is being turned toward next year’s special synod on the Amazon, which one prelate says is a reflection of the pope’s deep commitment to developing an integral ecology.In an interview with Crux, Bishop Vilson Basso of Imperatriz, located in an industrial region of northeastern Brazil,...
  • Move Over, Hubble: Discovery of Expanding Cosmos Assigned to Little-Known Belgian Astronomer-Priest

    10/31/2018 6:35:46 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Science ^ | 10/29/18 | Daniel Clery
    Hubble’s Law, a cornerstone of cosmology that describes the expanding universe, should now be called the Hubble-Lemaître Law, following a vote by the members of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the same organization that revoked Pluto’s status as a planet. The change is designed to redress the historical neglect of Georges Lemaître, a Belgian astronomer and priest who in 1927 discovered the expanding universe—which also suggests a big bang. Lemaître published his ideas 2 years before U.S. astronomer Edwin Hubble described his observations that galaxies farther from the Milky Way recede faster. The final tally of the 4060 cast votes,...
  • The Three Supernovas

    10/20/2018 4:11:44 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 15 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | October 20, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    The Three Supernovas By Philip Cottraux Atheists used to believe the universe was eternally pre-existing and static. By rejecting the biblical creation account, they couldn’t accept the idea of a universe that had a beginning. Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, and at one time even Einstein labored under this philosophy. The idea of the whole universe condensed to a small state whose expansion was triggered by a colossal explosion was first proposed by a Catholic priest, Georges LeMaitres. The idea seemed so preposterous that astronomer Fred Hoyle first coined the phrase “big bang” as a term of ridicule. But two years...
  • The Identity Politics of Heaven

    10/17/2018 12:19:55 PM PDT · by unlearner · 4 replies
    WND ^ | 10/16/2018 | David Kupelian
    ... The mesmerizing ad ends with these words on screen: "Unlock your past. Inspire your future. Ancestry." There are currently over 10 million people in Ancestry's DNA database, each of whom sent the company $99 plus tiny bit of saliva, hoping to discover more about where they came from, who they're related to, what they're made of, what hidden gifts might lie dormant within them – in short, who they really are. While a few fortunate customers are reunited with long-lost relatives, most people, in return for paying for the privilege of giving their most private, personal data – their...
  • The Ultimate Sign

    10/09/2018 11:41:42 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 15 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 10/9/2018 | Gary
    There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. - Luke 21:25 In my estimation, the greatest sign in the heavens that the LORD has ever given to the inhabitants of the earth has now completed or is near its conclusion.  Jesus predicted such things would happen before He returned and He wasn't being facetious. The Revelation 12 Sign, which undoubtedly occurred on September 23–24 of last year was the culmination of it, but was only...
  • The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities -- Sept. 26 - Nov. 4

    09/25/2018 2:54:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 65 replies
    40 Days for Life ^ | 09-25-18 | Shawn Carney and team
    A Congressman at Planned Parenthood September 25, 2018 Are you ready?The largest 40 Days for Life campaign in history starts TOMORROW in 415 cities!I was recently joined by Congressman Kevin Brady, chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, at the Houston vigil site.Rep. Brady is a 40 Days for Life vigil participant and the father of two adopted children. We were in front of the largest abortion facility in the western hemisphere to encourage YOU to sign up to pray at your local vigil:To view my interview with Rep. Brady, click here or visit https://youtu.be/7sSjVWi8rL8________________________________________Momentum is on...
  • The Probability of You Existing at All Is Unbelievably Low

    08/29/2018 8:14:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 48 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-28-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Probability of You Existing at All Is Unbelievably Low Msgr. Charles Pope • August 28, 2018 • I was alerted to a fascinating article by Ali Binazir, who sets forth mathematically the probably that each of us exists. It turns out that when taking into account the astonishing number of possibilities of parents meeting, grandparents meeting before them, and so on going back generations, and then adding the vast number of sperm and ova in possible combinations over decades of the marital act in all those generations, the odds of me existing just as I do are about...
  • God The Son Is The Author Of Life (Playwright Debate on the nature of existence)

    08/26/2018 7:56:07 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Pamela Hall ^ | August 25, 2018 | Pamela Hall
    The full video of the debate between Christian apologist and campus evangelist Keith Darrell and atheist writer/blogger Todd Seavey, which took place at the Playwright this past Friday.
  • C=JL˛ This is the Metaphysical Math and Source of All Creation; It is the Grand Unified Theory

    08/23/2018 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    C=JL² This is the Metaphysical Math and Source of All Creation; It is the Grand Unified Theory Msgr. Charles Pope • August 22, 2018 • In my years as a priest, I have often had people ask me why God, who we say needs nothing and is fully content and joyful in Himself, created anything outside Himself. Does His act of creation indicate that He lacked something or that He needed others?This is difficult for us humans to understand. To some degree that difficulty arises from us, who are often motivated most by need. We tend to project our...
  • Medical Journal: If Pope Francis Can Change Doctrine on Death Penalty, Why not Abortion?

    08/20/2018 6:59:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/20/18 | Peter Kwasniewki
    August 20, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – In the media coverage of “Deathgate”—that is, the Pope’s emendation of the Catechism so that it states that capital punishment is always and everywhere inadmissible, as being contrary to human dignity and the Gospel—many authors have pointed out that if Francis comes to be seen as having authority to change a part of Church teaching that has been stable for millennia, people will naturally expect other parts to fall within the scope of his power. This impression will especially affect moral matters, where modern democratic convictions and social conventions are far removed from Christian teaching....
  • Protesters gather at Ark Encounter on its second anniversary

    08/06/2018 11:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Grant County News ^ | July 11,2018 | Amanda Kelly
    Between 120 and 200 people gathered outside the Ark Encounter on July 7 to protest on the attraction’s second anniversary. Organized by the Tri-State Freethinkers, co-founder Jim G. Helton said he was happy with the turnout — more than double than last year’s protest. “The Ark Encounter has become a symbol of what’s wrong in Kentucky with the war on separation of church and state,” Helton said. “And when equality is under attack, atheists show up.” Several speakers took the stage to kick off the protest, then the group marched up the sidewalk to the entrance of the Ark. Helton...