Monday, June 30, 2014

Louisiana sheriff stands up for his right to pray

Louisiana sheriff stands up for his right to pray: "BOSSIER PARISH, La. — On July 4, a Louisiana sheriff and a team of supporters plan to celebrate their freedom to worship as they please.

Bossier Parish's top lawman, Sheriff Julian Whittington, doesn't see how it's anyone's business how or when he prays except the people who elected him to his office, and he believes those folks are behind him when he says, "In God We Trust." He'll be saying as much Friday at a rally offering food, music, fun and prayer."



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Christian Doors Closed due to Targeting by Gays

Christian Doors Closed due to Targeting by Gays: "Ever since Barack Obama and his entourage of liberals took control of America in 2008, homosexuals have not only come out of the closet in record numbers, but they have been hard at work destroying the very fabric of American morals and values."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Jim Jones and the truth.

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Jim Jones and the truth.: "The Rev. Jim Jones of Jonestown and Peoples Temple led 909 men, women, and children in mass suicide in 1978. He said, "Our people, I would say, are ninety percent atheist...I felt somewhat hypocritical for the last years as I became an atheist...My bishop knows that I'm an atheist...He must have spent twenty thousand dollars traveling around, hoping to get my denomination to remove me, because I was so atheistic." (Transcript of Recovered FBI tape Q 622). Found out more interesting facts: www.evolutionVsGod.com"



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Muslims and Buddhists Work Together to Eliminate 1500 Christians : Freedom Outpost

Muslims and Buddhists Work Together to Eliminate 1500 Christians : Freedom Outpost: "The Buddhist nation of Sri Lanka is driving out from its country 1500 Pakistani Christians back to Pakistan where they will be either imprisoned or executed.

Local news in Sri Lanka said that "These people were to be deported because of their alleged involvement in 'anti-state activities' in India and Pakistan"."



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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bad News for the Big Bang: Secular Scientists Claim Universe Shouldn’t Exist - Crossmap Christian News | World

Bad News for the Big Bang: Secular Scientists Claim Universe Shouldn’t Exist - Crossmap Christian News | World: "As previously reported, scientists in Europe announced in 2012 that they had detected the Higgs boson, then confirmed their findings last year. The Higgs boson, also known as "the God particle," was widely heralded as a key to understanding the origins of the universe."



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Abortionist Who Posted Signs Mocking Christianity Having Troubles Opening in Wisconsin | LifeNews.com

Abortionist Who Posted Signs Mocking Christianity Having Troubles Opening in Wisconsin | LifeNews.com: "An abortionist who routinely posted vulgar signs mocking Christianity and pro-life supporters has been denied admitting privileges at three hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he relocated after the State of Illinois shut down his filthy abortion business in Rockford citing serious health and safety violations."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Appointment Card

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Appointment Card: ""Ray Comfort, I read the following on a site called PAJIBA. The title of the article was: 20 Actual Facts About Kirk Cameron That Sound Like April Fools Jokes. Number 17 on that list mentioned you. Can you confirm if the following is actually true?"



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C. RICHARD WELLS: Are we ashamed of the Gospel?

C. RICHARD WELLS: Are we ashamed of the Gospel?: "There was a time when Christianity was cool. Many of us can still remember “born-again” politics in the '70s, and many of us grew up in a place and time where “going to church” was the thing to do.

Here and there, we still find pockets of Christian cool. When I went to teach at a university down South a few years ago, I received an orientation guide which — along with notes on campus services and getting a driver’s license — alerted incoming faculty (especially from, say, California!) that it was common in West Tennessee to ask newcomers, “Have you found a church yet?"



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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: 2 world-views

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: 2 world-views: "There are two basic world-views in this life. We either justify men or we justify God. Take for instance this statement: "The Bible says the best of mankind is evil." If you love God you will immediately nod with approval of that statement. You will justify God. If you haven't been converted, you will more than likely be quick to justify man (and of course yourself). "



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What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins?

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Virgins?: " As we take a good look at the Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13), we must acknowledge up front that there has been much debate as to the meaning of these words of our Savior. At least one aspect of this parable can be known with absolute certainty. The bridegroom is Jesus Christ, and this parable describes His return. Both the Old Testament (Isaiah 54:4-6; 62:4-5; Hosea 2:19) and the New Testament (John 3:27-30; Matthew 9:15; Mark 2:19-20) represent the Messiah as a bridegroom. Both God’s people Israel and the Church are described in Scripture as the bride (Ephesians 5:25-32) for the Messiah."



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What is the meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan?

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan?: "The Parable of the Good Samaritan is precipitated by and in answer to a question posed to Jesus by a lawyer. In this case the lawyer would have been an expert in the Mosaic Law and not a court lawyer of today. The lawyer’s question was, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" (Luke 10:25). This question provided Jesus with an opportunity to define what His disciples’ relationship should be to their neighbors. The text says that the scribe (lawyer) had put the question to Jesus as a test, but the text does not indicate that there was hostility in the question. He could have simply been seeking information. The wording of the question does, however, give us some insight into where the scribe’s heart was spiritually. He was making the assumption that man must do something to obtain eternal life. Although this could have been an opportunity for Jesus to discuss salvation issues, He chose a different course and focuses on our relationships and what it means to love."



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What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Minas?

What is the meaning of the Parable of the Ten Minas?: "Christ uses the Parable of the Ten Minas in Luke 19:11–27 to teach about the coming kingdom of God on earth. The occasion of the parable is Jesus’ final trip to Jerusalem. Many people in the crowd along the road believed that He was going to Jerusalem in order to establish His earthly kingdom immediately. (Of course, He was going to Jerusalem in order to die, as He had stated in Luke 18:33.) Jesus used this parable to dispel any hopeful rumors that the time of the kingdom had arrived."



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What is the meaning of 666?

What is the meaning of 666?: "At the close of Revelation 13, which discusses the beast (the Antichrist) and his false prophet, we read, “This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666” (Revelation 13:18). Somehow, the number 666 is a clue to the identity of the beast. Revelation 13 also mentions the “mark of the beast” (verses 16–17), and popular thought often links 666 with the mark; however, the mark of the beast and 666 appear to be two different things. The mark of the beast is something people must receive to in order to buy and sell. The number 666 is somehow associated with the beast/Antichrist as “his” number."



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Question of the Week

Question of the Week: "Before this question is answered, the term “Christian” must be defined. A “Christian” is not a person who has said a prayer, or walked down an aisle, or been raised in a Christian family. While each of these things can be a part of the Christian experience, they are not what “makes” a Christian. A Christian is a person who has, by faith, received and fully trusted in Jesus Christ as the only Savior (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9)."



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7 terrible countries for Christians | Nation/World - Home

7 terrible countries for Christians | Nation/World - Home: "The case of a Christian woman in Sudan who was sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her faith has cast new light on the plight of persecuted Christians worldwide."



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Is There Hope for a ‘God Less America’? | Story | BGEA

Is There Hope for a ‘God Less America’? | Story | BGEA: "Franklin Graham once said, “I believe that a time is fast approaching–I think it will be in my lifetime–when the preaching of the Gospel is referred to as hate speech.”

And Todd Starnes couldn’t agree more.

Starnes, the host of Fox News and Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations nationwide, has joined the fight for religious freedom by reporting stories of the silenced Church."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Agreeing with Galileo.

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Agreeing with Galileo.: ""Ray, you said earlier that no amount of discussion could make you change your mind ('Those who are converted by God cannot be talked out of their faith'). That suggests that no matter how much evidence or reason is presented to you, you will never even consider that you are wrong that the only way to heaven is to believe what you believe, rather than any good works."



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The problem with Christians - Glendalestar.com: Columns

The problem with Christians - Glendalestar.com: Columns: "Let’s be honest. Christians aren’t perfect. Oh, I know some that sure like to pretend like they are. The truth is that those who pretend to be perfect are oftentimes the furthest from it, and that isn’t even the biggest problem."



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Clint Eastwood’s Son, Scott Eastwood, Stars In Christian Film, “The Perfect Wave” | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Clint Eastwood’s Son, Scott Eastwood, Stars In Christian Film, “The Perfect Wave” | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network: "Clint Eastwood’s son and rising Hollywood star Scott Eastwood (“Gran Torino,” “Flags of Our Fathers”), Rachel Hendrix (“October Baby”) and Cheryl Ladd (“Charlie’s Angels”), star in the Christian film, “The Perfect Wave,” which is set to open in select theatres on July 11. “The Perfect Wave” follows the true story of Ian McCormack, who grew up surfing the waters of New Zealand"



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Friday, June 27, 2014

Map: The Most Popular Religion In Each State After Christianity

Map: The Most Popular Religion In Each State After Christianity: "Map: The Most Popular Religion In Each State After Christianity

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By Jonathan Wolfe, Mon, June 23, 2014
Christianity is the overwhelmingly dominant religion in America. According to recent Gallup and Pew polls, roughly 77% of Americans self-identify as Christian. With that in mind, a map showing the most popular religion in each state across the U.S. would be pretty boring – Christianity would cover the map much like English would on a map showing the most popular language in the each state."



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5 Things You Should Know About the Baptist Denomination of Christianity - Christian Blog - Christian Blog

5 Things You Should Know About the Baptist Denomination of Christianity - Christian Blog - Christian Blog: "The Baptist denomination solely believes that Jesus Christ is the son of God who came down to earth to suffer on the account of the sins of human beings so that they may inherit eternal life rather than eternal dĪ±mnation. The biblical events of the suffering, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is the core belief of the Baptist denomination of Christianity. According to this denomination, the resurrection of Christ is symbolic to His triumph and victory over evil and whoever believes in His power to save also has the power to overcome evil."



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Muslim Extremists Massacre Christian Village » Eagle Rising

Muslim Extremists Massacre Christian Village » Eagle Rising: "t’s a new day, but the story seems to be similar to the one that has been playing out repeatedly over the last few hundred years.

Another day, another Islamic rampage."



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Christian clubs on campus | Thinking Out Loud

Christian clubs on campus | Thinking Out Loud: "It’s summertime and you don’t need an Angler’s License to fish for Christian news and opinion pieces on the net.  You’ll also need to first click anything below to PARSE, the blog of Leadership Journal, and then click the item you wish to see."



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Is Obama A Christian? 40 Quotes That May Change Your Mind On What He Truly Believes!!! | These Christian Times

Is Obama A Christian? 40 Quotes That May Change Your Mind On What He Truly Believes!!! | These Christian Times: "The Controversy of Barack Obama’s religion will always be a topic of controversial discussion, on one hand you have so many who believe that he is not a Christian? A Christian wouldn’t act the way he does some would claim. If he is a Christian than he is acting in ways that the Bible condemns and calls one who does not walk in a manner as he walked. This means that he is not walking in the way Jesus Christ walked. but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected."



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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Compare and contrast Islam and Christianity?

Compare and contrast Islam and Christianity?: "slam/Bible says God is ONE
christianity says God is 3 in one, the son is God and the father is God, but they are same

Islam/Bible says Jesus was a servant of God, who prayed, worshiped and cried to God
Christianity says Jesus is God "



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Why we must not let fundamentalist atheism destroy our Christian education system | Christian News on Christian Today

Why we must not let fundamentalist atheism destroy our Christian education system | Christian News on Christian Today: "fallout from the 'Trojan Horse' story continues. I don't want to say 'I told you so', but my prophecy that those who want Christianity out of education would leap at the opportunity, has been proved correct. The Independent headlined "Make all state schools secular, and all faith schools, if we must have them, private"; The Times "Faith schools are divisive."



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David Cameron: Christianity should inspire our politicians | Christian News on Christian Today

David Cameron: Christianity should inspire our politicians | Christian News on Christian Today: "Prime Minister David Cameron stands by his assertion that Britain is a "Christian country", writing today that he believes "very deeply that we should be confident" in that status as a nation."



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Is the American Church the New Mission Field? Redefining 'American Christianity'

Is the American Church the New Mission Field? Redefining 'American Christianity': "Someone asked lesbian celebrity Rosie O'Donnell if she thought she would go to heaven when she died. Her response, so typical of America, went something like this; "God must know how much I'm trying to be good.""



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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BosNewsLife – Christian News Agency » Blog Archive » BREAKING NEWS: 120 Killed In anti-Christian Attacks In Kenya, Nigeria

BosNewsLife – Christian News Agency » Blog Archive » BREAKING NEWS: 120 Killed In anti-Christian Attacks In Kenya, Nigeria: "ABUJA/NAIROBI (BosNewsLife)-- Christians in Kenya and Nigeria were mourning Monday, June 16, the aftermath of two massive attacks by Islamic militants in which at least some 120 people died."



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His School Wouldn’t Let Him Speak About Christianity. He Did It Anyway. | TheBlaze.com

His School Wouldn’t Let Him Speak About Christianity. He Did It Anyway. | TheBlaze.com: "Brooks Hamby seems to be a pretty successful student — mock-trial star, cross-country runner, U.S. Senate page and high school salutatorian — yet his high school administration reportedly refused to allow him to speak openly about his faith at his graduation."



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Question of the Week

Question of the Week: ": Before this question is answered, the term “Christian” must be defined. A “Christian” is not a person who has said a prayer, or walked down an aisle, or been raised in a Christian family. While each of these things can be a part of the Christian experience, they are not what “makes” a Christian. A Christian is a person who has, by faith, received and fully trusted in Jesus Christ as the only Savior (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9)."



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The Reality of Ruth and Billy Graham | Christianity Today

The Reality of Ruth and Billy Graham | Christianity Today: "he marriage of Ruth and Billy Graham presents certain challenges to any writer who would portray it. How to write about a couple so beloved by evangelicals without slipping into hagiography? How to write about a famous man and his wife while giving equal consideration to both spouses?"



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Is Gay Marriage Destroying the United Methodist Church? | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com

Is Gay Marriage Destroying the United Methodist Church? | Gleanings | ChristianityToday.com: "Update (June 13): Nearly 90 Methodist conservatives have signed a response to the unity proposal by prominent pastor Adam Hamilton and other progressives, claiming it "will only extend, localize and exacerbate the acrimonious debate over the issue.""



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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On Christianity | NWAonline

On Christianity | NWAonline: "DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Everyone in our family knows my aunt and uncle had a very stormy relationship. But when my uncle suddenly died a few weeks ago, my aunt spent lavishly on the funeral -- expensive casket, beautiful flowers, etc. Why did she do this? Was she trying to make us think she actually loved him?"



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Listen to your experts...

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Listen to your experts...: ""Ray. You're a liar. The scientific theory of evolution is becoming stronger and more people are learning about it and applying it in medical science. Evolution is evidence based. Your ancient religion is faith based. Do you even know what a myth is? You should feel really bad about lying to your sheep on this matter. You're a bad person." Ed Severson"



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Are Demons the Cause of All Human Illness? | Cold Case Christianity

Are Demons the Cause of All Human Illness? | Cold Case Christianity: "While angelic beings were originally were created to love God, some have rejected him entirely. Angels worship and honor their Creator, striving to help reunite all of creation with God. Demons, on the other hand, have rejected God and strive daily to oppose the spiritual understanding and development of humans (Ephesians 6:12). The Bible describes the strategies demons have taken to oppose the will of God. Demons frequently attacked the bodies of those who might otherwise have received the Gospel of Grace:"



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Dave Brat: Christianity is the key to prosperity | MSNBC

Dave Brat: Christianity is the key to prosperity | MSNBC: "Washington insiders aren’t the only ones asking “Who is David Brat?” after his unexpected primary victory Tuesday night over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. His fellow economists are also unsure what to make of the college professor."



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Christian News Service | NewsBusters

Christian News Service | NewsBusters: "Before “Noah” director Darron Aronofsky proudly told critics that his film was “the least Biblical film ever made” he might have wanted to ask audiences how important following the Bible was to them. A newly released survey by Christian News Service found 79 percent of Christians and 71 percent of non-believers in a group of 1200 respondents say historical and biblical accuracy is important to them when they choose whether or not to see a faith or Bible-based film. "



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Phil Robertson said one sentence that brilliantly describes what we need to do in the November elections | Young Conservatives

Phil Robertson said one sentence that brilliantly describes what we need to do in the November elections | Young Conservatives: "Phil Robertson was giving a speech on Saturday at the Rock the South Festival in Alabama.  He touched on a number of different topics, but the money line has to come from when he was talking about the importance of voting this November."



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Monday, June 23, 2014

Chinese Gov't Continues Anti-Christian Campaign

Chinese Gov't Continues Anti-Christian Campaign: "BEIJING, CHINA (Worthy News)– Only one week after Chinese Christians in Wenzhou City fought back against Communist attempts to remove the cross from the roof of their church, government authorities returned and destroyed the cross, according to International Christian Concern."



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-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage | Christian News

-Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Votes to Allow Same-Sex Marriage | Christian News: "The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted on Thursday to redefine the denominational understanding of marriage and allow its clergy to perform same-sex marriages. Here is the story from the Christian Post:
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s highest governing body voted Thursday to allow ministers to perform same-sex marriages."



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The Top Three Turn-Off’s of Christianity | The Confident Christian

The Top Three Turn-Off’s of Christianity | The Confident Christian: "In the near countless debates and conversations I’ve had with both unbelievers and believers alike about Christianity, there are without a doubt three top stumbling blocks or “turn-off’s” that have surfaced in most conversations that are either one of the reasons non-Christians say they won’t consider Christ or that have caused Christians to struggle in their faith. Although there are certainly plenty of other items that unbelievers cite as to why they won’t embrace Christianity or that believers mention that they find difficult, here are the top three obstacles that I’ve seen come up most times."



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Atheist Group Says Ground Zero Cross Offensive: Federal Court Asks, Why?

Atheist Group Says Ground Zero Cross Offensive: Federal Court Asks, Why?: "American Atheists Group (AAG) is claiming, again, that the 9/11 Ground Zero Cross is offensive and this week a federal appeals court wants to know specifically why the group thinks so. Previously, in 2011, the AAG filed a lawsuit to keep the cross from being displayed claiming the 9/11 artifact violates the constitutional rights of atheists and was causing people to suffer from anxiety, depression, “mental pain and anguish” and indigestion"



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: 40% of the Commandments

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: 40% of the Commandments: "An atheist asked, “Can you tell me why blasphemy is a sin? Can you tell me how it's actually hurting anyone? Can you tell me why graven images are a sin? Can you tell me how they're actually hurting anyone? That’s 40% of the commandments, and you can’t even adequately justify them.”"



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Friday, June 20, 2014

Question of the Week

Question of the Week: "Before this question is answered, the term “Christian” must be defined. A “Christian” is not a person who has said a prayer, or walked down an aisle, or been raised in a Christian family. While each of these things can be a part of the Christian experience, they are not what “makes” a Christian. A Christian is a person who has, by faith, received and fully trusted in Jesus Christ as the only Savior (John 3:16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9)."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Seeming Contradictions

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Seeming Contradictions: "The Bible has many seeming contradictions within its pages. For example, the four Gospels give four differing accounts as to what was written on the sign that hung on the cross."



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Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: If God knows everything...

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: If God knows everything...: "“If God knows everything, why didn't he prevent the attacks of 9/11? Or the Holocaust? Or slavery?” Cosmo Vern

So you think God should step in and stop murderers? If you answer “Yes,” we will need to figure out what you think He should do. Perhaps you believe He should have killed Hitler, and taken out the 18 terrorists before they committed their murders. But if He did do that, you and your kind would whine about God killing 18 innocent Muslims who were flying peacefully on a plane, and that He killed an innocent little Austrian painter who loved Charles Darwin."



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Campus Crackdown: Restricting Religious Freedom

Campus Crackdown: Restricting Religious Freedom: "Welcoming different viewpoints and beliefs is said to be one of the crowning glories of the modern university. Unless of course, your viewpoints and beliefs happen to be Christian."



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China’s Not So Secret War on Religion | The Diplomat

China’s Not So Secret War on Religion | The Diplomat: "The week starting May 18 marked a new low for religious groups in China. That Sunday, authorities quietly removed or destroyed crosses at 50 churches in Zhejiang in what appeared to be a widening campaign against Christianity in this prosperous eastern province. No mention of the campaign appeared in Chinese media."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Logic, reason & atheism.

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Logic, reason & atheism.: "“Actually Ray, atheism is the default position one acquires through logic and reason. There is however a strong argument that belief systems of theists in the supernatural are insane, and frankly quite stupid. You may want to pray a little harder for that "wisdom" you were speaking about.” Meagain Nudderacont"



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Phil Robertson's Nephew is Running for Congress to Stop Obama

Phil Robertson's Nephew is Running for Congress to Stop Obama: "Since the A&E show “Duck Dynasty” became popular in 2012, the stars of the show have been besieged by liberals who have attacked them for both their religious beliefs and their conservative principles."



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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Henry Ford.

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Henry Ford.: ""I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about." Henry Ford "



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The Myth of Moderate Muslims » Eagle Rising

The Myth of Moderate Muslims » Eagle Rising: "The Bible says that a tree is known by its fruit:

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:15-20)."



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Monday, June 16, 2014

Christian Group Loses Recognition at College for Requiring Leaders to be Christian - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.

Christian Group Loses Recognition at College for Requiring Leaders to be Christian - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.: "Bowdoin Christian Fellowship has been recognized on the campus of Bowdoin College for the past forty years. But after this summer, it will be losing its privileges at the school simply because the groups wants its leaders to be Christian."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Fairytales.

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Fairytales.: ""It's not about Ray. It's about the fairytales Christians and other religion followers believe in and the seeds they try to plant among the gullible."  Estelle Bjoring"



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Youth pastor charged with murder says he had to defend himself and his family - Christian Blog - Christian Blog

Youth pastor charged with murder says he had to defend himself and his family - Christian Blog - Christian Blog: "A youth pastor has been charged with murder in Las Vegas, but says that he only acted in self-defense.   Robert Cox spoke with news10.net from the San Joaquin County Jail in California, which is where he has been since Tuesday.  The pastor says that he was “blindsided and totally shocked” by what happened to him."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Creation leading to Evolution?

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Creation leading to Evolution?: "“Ray, may I ask a serious question. I'm an atheist who believes whole-heartedly that evolution is occurring all around us... But, is it possible that creationism lead to evolution-ism?” Matt Miller"



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What to do When Forced to Perform ‘Gay Weddings’ - Patriot UpdatePatriot Update

What to do When Forced to Perform ‘Gay Weddings’ - Patriot UpdatePatriot Update: "Churches in Denmark are now compelled, by law, to host same-sex “weddings.”

America is next.

Tyranny’s appetite is insatiable. The secular-left’s hunger for power and control over its detractors can never be satisfied. To outwardly succumb and affirmatively capitulate to their pagan demands will never be enough."



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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Newsletter | Mark Cahill Ministries

Newsletter | Mark Cahill Ministries: "Is your fun going to be ruined if you have to endure tribulation because of the Word of God? How will that impact you?

So when we were handing out tracts outside the Lady Gaga concert, and the crowd became very vile and crude, should we have just walked away and called it a nig10ht? No. It just made me ponder how people could hate Jesus so much. It encouraged me to press on."



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Christian Groups Clash with Secular Colleges; Campuses Don’t Want Christian Students to Study the Bible, Pray, Worship, Choose Their Own Leaders, or Prevent Homosexuals from Joining | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Christian Groups Clash with Secular Colleges; Campuses Don’t Want Christian Students to Study the Bible, Pray, Worship, Choose Their Own Leaders, or Prevent Homosexuals from Joining | BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network: "Christian Groups Clash with Secular Colleges; Campuses Don’t Want Christian Students to Study the Bible, Pray, Worship, Choose Their Own Leaders, or Prevent Homosexuals from Joining"



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Doubt & Discipline: How to Keep Faith in College - Crossmap Christian News | Church & Ministries

Doubt & Discipline: How to Keep Faith in College - Crossmap Christian News | Church & Ministries: "College students tend to question their faith. According to Stephanie P. Kennedy, co-founder of www.mycollegeplanningteam.com, that's because students tend to experiment with the routines of discipline they practiced at home. Most professionals who study young adult development recognize that experimenting is normal behavior. But college student development specialists -- the "non-academic" staff who work with college students -- tend not to talk about faith development in students."



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Homosexuals Force Christian Pastors To Perform Homosexual ‘Weddings’ In Their Churches | Vision to America

Homosexuals Force Christian Pastors To Perform Homosexual ‘Weddings’ In Their Churches | Vision to America: "n Denmark, 85 of the 111 members of the country’s parliament have agreed, and have thus made it into law, to make it mandatory that all churches conduct homosexual weddings."



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Zambian government: Decriminalising homosexuality would be an affront to Christianity · PinkNews.co.uk

Zambian government: Decriminalising homosexuality would be an affront to Christianity · PinkNews.co.uk: "The Zambian government has reaffirmed its opposition to homosexuality, labelling gay rights an ‘affront’ to Christianity and the Constitution."



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Christian Moviegoers Have Favorable Impression of Hollywood, Study Finds (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety

Christian Moviegoers Have Favorable Impression of Hollywood, Study Finds (EXCLUSIVE) | Variety: "From “Noah” to “God’s Not Dead,” movie studios are embracing biblical stories with greater fervor of late.

The revival of religious films demonstrates that there’s a sizable Christian community of moviegoers willing and ready to mobilize for the right picture. Though their box office heft has been in evidence this spring, understanding what kinds of entertainment appeals to faith-based consumers remains a tricky proposition."



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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Air Force Employees Under Fire for Duck Dynasty Bumper Sticker? | Christian News

Air Force Employees Under Fire for Duck Dynasty Bumper Sticker? | Christian News: "A union representing federal employees at Eglin Air Force base in Florida is demanding two senior civilian management officials be fired because of, “I support Phil,” decals on their personal trucks supporting Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson."



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Christian Filmmakers Develop DVD Series to Help Fight “Shocking” Porn Epidemic | Urban Christian News

Christian Filmmakers Develop DVD Series to Help Fight “Shocking” Porn Epidemic | Urban Christian News: "Every second over $3,000 is spent on it. Every second over 25,000 Internet users are viewing it. Forty million men regularly visit websites for it. Ten percent of men admit they suffer from an online addiction to it. According to a recent survey of church leaders, 50 percent of pastors and 68 percent of Christian men confessed they visit it online weekly."



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Charges Against Evangelist Arrested for Alleged ‘Homophobic’ Comments Dropped | Christian News Network

Charges Against Evangelist Arrested for Alleged ‘Homophobic’ Comments Dropped | Christian News Network: "DUNDEE, Scotland – Police in Scotland have dropped all charges against an American evangelist who was arrested earlier this week for offending a single bystander by allegedly making ‘homophobic comments.’"



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Friday, June 13, 2014

Faith-Based Films Earn Spot at Hollywood Table,Such as "Fireproof," "Courageous" and "Heaven Is For Real" - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.

Faith-Based Films Earn Spot at Hollywood Table,Such as "Fireproof," "Courageous" and "Heaven Is For Real" - Crossmap Christian News | U.S.: "Those days finally have arrived, and the films are anything but cartoonish. 

With movies such as "Fireproof," "Courageous" and "Heaven Is For Real" drawing Christians and non-Christians to theaters in droves, faith-based filmmaking has entered an historic moment that should not be overlooked. "



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If You’re a Fan of ‘Duck Dynasty’ and the Bible, You’ll Absolutely Love This | TheBlaze.com

If You’re a Fan of ‘Duck Dynasty’ and the Bible, You’ll Absolutely Love This | TheBlaze.com: "“Duck Dynasty” fans who share the Robertson family’s love for the Bible will be in for a treat this October when Thomas Nelson publishers releases, “The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible,” which will feature a mixture of faith testimonies, stories and Bible reading plans."



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North Korea Sentences Baptist Missionary from South Korea to Hard Labor for Life - Crossmap Christian News | Church & Ministries

North Korea Sentences Baptist Missionary from South Korea to Hard Labor for Life - Crossmap Christian News | Church & Ministries: "Pastor Kim had been involved with ministry among North Korean refugees. Publicly he tried to persuade many North Koreans to establish underground churches with the purpose of overthrowing the North Korean government. He was enticed into coming to North Korea by a North Korean secret agent in order to discover the fate of some people who had disappeared in North Korea. Pastor Kim was immediately arrested upon entering the country."



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Islamists torch Christian-owned shops in southern Egypt

Islamists torch Christian-owned shops in southern Egypt: "The arson happened just hours ahead of the trial of Kyrolous Shawky, a Christian in southern Egypt who has been charged with blasphemy and contempt of Islam for simply liking a Facebook page.

Despite the overthrow of Mohammad Morsi, Egyptian Christians are still being disproportionately targeted by blasphemy complaints from Muslims; nearly 40 percent of the defendants in blasphemy cases are Christians despite that they only constitute about 10 percent of Egypt's population."



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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Government Forcing Churches to Perform Gay Weddings - The Last Resistance | The Last Resistance

Government Forcing Churches to Perform Gay Weddings - The Last Resistance | The Last Resistance: "And so it begins. Denmark has become the first (but likely not the last) western nation to force churches to participate in gay weddings. This should come as no surprise, as the socialist nations of the West have been moving in this direction for years — and yes, I’m talking about America too."



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MissionTrends: 4 Trends for Churches to Consider | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

MissionTrends: 4 Trends for Churches to Consider | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer: "Despite what many think, the church in America is not dying (and no serious researcher thinks that). However, there are some challenges and changes to be considered.
When we consider missiology, part of the discipline includes considering how churches relate to their culture. Since we live in changing times, it's worth thinking through what current cultural changes mean for future church engagement of that culture."



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Opposing Homosexuality is Not Bigotry

Opposing Homosexuality is Not Bigotry: "The homosexual, transgender, bi-sexual, and whatever-sexual movement works overtime to hitch its cart to the civil rights horse. . . . Sexual behavior cannot be compared to the struggle of blacks to secure full civil rights. . . . Being black is not a behavior trait. Homosexuality is. Homosexuality is what a person does.”"



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Atheist Complaint Makes Christian-Themed Park In Iowa Turn Down $140,000 State Grant | Urban Christian News

Atheist Complaint Makes Christian-Themed Park In Iowa Turn Down $140,000 State Grant | Urban Christian News: "Organizers of a planned Christian-themed park in Sioux City have declined a $140,000 state grant to avoid a controversy that arose after the grant was announced last month.


The Freedom From Religion Foundation of Madison, Wis., complained last month about funding the Christian-themed park, called the Shepherd’s Garden, with public money from Vision Iowa, a state economic development group. The Wisconsin group said the grant to the Shepherd’s Garden violated the U.S. and Iowa constitutions."



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Christianity Crackdown Spreads on Kim Order- Daily NK

Christianity Crackdown Spreads on Kim Order- Daily NK: "North Korea continues to mobilize resources to deal with its citizens coming into contact with Christianity in China. On the 8th, sources conveyed to Daily NK that personnel from a number of state organs, including the State Security Department, General Reconnaissance Bureau and diplomatic corps, have received additional orders on the matter."



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Why 'God and the Gay Christian' Is Wrong About the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships | Christianity Today

Why 'God and the Gay Christian' Is Wrong About the Bible and Same-Sex Relationships | Christianity Today: "n March 2012, Matthew Vines posted a video on YouTube suggesting that "being gay is not a sin," and that the Bible "does not condemn, loving, committed same-sex relationships." He spoke eloquently from the heart with poise, conviction and vulnerability. The video quickly went viral."



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Should We Try to Make Christianity Popular? | The Wardrobe DoorThe Wardrobe Door

Should We Try to Make Christianity Popular? | The Wardrobe DoorThe Wardrobe Door: "A significant number of people outside of the faith (and some inside of it) have huge misconceptions about Christians and Christianity. While we should work to clear up those, that does not mean our job is to make Christianity popular."



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Plants of the Bible - ODU Plant Site

Plants of the Bible - ODU Plant Site: "A Bible expositor is usually not a trained botanist, nor is the average botanist trained in Bible exposition. Botanical expertise is usually not a problem in Bible exposition except when it comes to explaining Bible portions in which plants play a prominent part, e.g. in some of the parables told by our Lord. The largely agrarian audience addressed by Jesus can be assumed to have enough knowledge of plants to understand the substance and nuances of his teachings involving plants. Most modern Bible readers, on the other hand, may miss or misinterpret some of these teachings through a lack of acquaintance with nature in the Holy Land. "



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Friday, June 6, 2014

Franklin Graham: Praying for the Nations | Story | BGEA

Franklin Graham: Praying for the Nations | Story | BGEA: "ust a couple of weeks ago I was in Japan holding a Crusade in the city of Sapporo. After preaching the Gospel the first night, I began to give an invitation for individuals to respond to Jesus Christ. I said, “If you’re not sure your soul is secure in the hands of almighty God, you can be sure right now,” and then I paused for the interpreter to repeat the words in Japanese."



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Panel Looks at Christianity's Rapid Growth in China Despite Persecution

Panel Looks at Christianity's Rapid Growth in China Despite Persecution: "A panel of experts on Christianity in China at a Brookings Institution event titled "Christianity in China: A Force for Change?" on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Washington, DC. From left to right: Rev. Zhang Boli, head pastor of Washington Harvest Chinese Christian Church; Richard Bush, director of Brookings' Center for East Asia Policy Studies; Liu Peng, professor at the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science; and Carsten Vala, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland"



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Why Christianity Went Bust in Britain « Biola Magazine

Why Christianity Went Bust in Britain « Biola Magazine: "The Death of Christian Britain” is a rather provocative book title. Did Christianity really die in Britain? I read this academic monograph by Callum G. Brown, a professor of social and cultural history at the University of Glasgow, when it first came out in 2001. It was a fascinating and sobering study that painted a rather desperate picture of Christianity’s current state and future in that country."



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Why Christianity Went Bust in Britain « Biola Magazine

Why Christianity Went Bust in Britain « Biola Magazine: "The Death of Christian Britain” is a rather provocative book title. Did Christianity really die in Britain? I read this academic monograph by Callum G. Brown, a professor of social and cultural history at the University of Glasgow, when it first came out in 2001. It was a fascinating and sobering study that painted a rather desperate picture of Christianity’s current state and future in that country."



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What is the biblical significance of the number seven/7?

What is the biblical significance of the number seven/7?: " Throughout the Bible, God often gives symbolic significance to mundane items or concepts. For example, in Genesis 9:12–16, God makes the rainbow the sign of His promise to Noah (and, by extension, to all mankind) that He will not flood the whole earth again. God uses bread as a representation of His presence with His people (Numbers 4:7); of the gift of eternal life (John 6:35); and of the broken body of Christ, sacrificed for our sins (Matthew 26:26). The rainbow and the bread are obvious symbols in Scripture. Less obvious meanings seem to be attached to some numbers in the Bible, especially the number 7, which at times provides a special emphasis in the text."



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How did the apostle Paul die?

How did the apostle Paul die?: "The Bible does not say how the apostle Paul died. Writing in 2 Timothy 4:6–8, Paul seems to be anticipating his soon demise: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”"



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How old was Mary when Jesus was born?

How old was Mary when Jesus was born?: " While the Bible does not specifically state how old Mary was when Jesus was born, most Christian historians speculate that she was around 15—16 years of age at the time of Jesus’ birth. According to Jewish customs at the time, a young woman might become betrothed to a young man as early as 12 years of age, though the consummation of their marriage through ceremony and physical intimacy would not happen until they were legally married, many months or even years later."



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Question of the Week

Question of the Week: " It goes without saying that the only things of eternal value in this world are those that are eternal. Life in this world is temporal, not eternal, and therefore, the only part of life that has eternal value is that which lasts through eternity. Clearly, the most important thing in this world that has true eternal value is having a relationship with Jesus Christ, as the free gift of eternal life comes only through Him to all those who believe (John 3:16). As Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). Everyone is going to live somewhere for all of eternity, Christians and non-Christians alike. And the only eternal destiny other than the one in heaven with Christ is one that provides everlasting punishment for those who reject Him (Matthew 25:46)."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Plug it in!

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Plug it in!: "My friend Todd Friel lived in Minnesota for many years. Living there during the winter means cold weather and dry skin, so his new bride recommended that they purchase a water softener for their whole house. Water softeners were expensive and they spent hundreds of dollars to have it professionally installed, but immediately noticed how amazingly soft their clothes were. They also noticed that they needed far less lotion. It was wonderful."



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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Do the math!

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Do the math!: "God kills billions not millions. The Scriptures reveal that He is the ultimate Judge. Every human being will die because He proclaimed the death sentence on the entire race. It is His Word that says "the soul that sins shall die." Do the math. Ten out of ten die, and our death is proof that in His eyes the best of us are wicked criminals, justly deserving capital punishment. "



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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fox News: VA Hospital Chapels Told to Hide Religious Symbols

Fox News: VA Hospital Chapels Told to Hide Religious Symbols: "The Department of Veterans Affairs, embroiled in a scandal over patient wait times, is also accused of deliberately hiding religious symbols in its chapels.

Fox News Insider reports that statues of Jesus and Mary, a cross, and an altar at a VA hospital chapel in Iron Mountain, Michigan, were hidden behind a curtain."



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James McConnell, 75-year-old Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam - Crossmap Christian News | Church & Ministries

James McConnell, 75-year-old Irish Pastor Under ‘Hate Crime’ Investigation for Sunday Sermon Against Islam - Crossmap Christian News | Church & Ministries: "James McConnell, pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Church in North Belfast, Ireland, discussed the religion of Islam during an evening sermon on Sunday, May 18th. During the sermon, McConnell denounced Islam and said the contrast between it and Christianity is stark."



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Ray Comfort on the Carole Lieberman show - YouTube

Ray Comfort on the Carole Lieberman show - YouTube: ""



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Living Waters Publication - Evangelism Resources - Living Waters Publications

Living Waters Publication - Evangelism Resources - Living Waters Publications: "INSPIRING, EQUIPPING, FULFILLING. That is our three-fold vision and call to action. It is our vision to Inspire and Equip Christians in Fulfilling the Great Commission. Our mission is to accomplish this through training and evangelism outreaches like The Way of the Master television program, the 180 Movie, our daily The Comfort Zone show, Aguas Vivientes, the Ambassadors' Alliance network, training via our evangelism Academy, the online School of Biblical Evangelism, Living Waters speakers, and all of our unique tracts and other evangelism resources. Likewise, our desire is that you would take what God gives you through this ministry and do the same within your church and community - Inspire, Equip, and Fulfill. The call for evangelism is clear. Have you answered that call? "



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Praying for Revival, 80 Years Ago | Story | BGEA

Praying for Revival, 80 Years Ago | Story | BGEA: "Eighty years ago this month, a group of businessmen gathered under a grove of shade trees at the edge of a pasture for a prayer meeting. They had met several times before at different locations around their hometown of Charlotte, N.C.—always outdoors—to pray for revival in their city, revival across their state, and revival to the ends of the earth."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Dumbest Things.

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Dumbest Things.: "I was running through the New York airport with a very important package in my hand. By the weight of it, it was obviously something of value so the owner would no doubt be very pleased when I presented it to him. "



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Breaking Christian News - Printer-Friendly Version

Breaking Christian News - Printer-Friendly Version: "West Monroe, LA)—Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson, having shown he's not intimidated by criticism or boycotts, is proving himself an expert in shaking up the establishment."



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Breaking Christian News - Printer-Friendly Version

Breaking Christian News - Printer-Friendly Version: ""I am calling on all of us to recognize and affirm that there will be no liberty without religious liberty, there will be no constitutional government unless we remain—proudly—a moral and religious people." –Tony Perkins, Family Research Counci"



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Noah Movie HD Official Full Version - YouTube

Noah Movie HD Official Full Version - YouTube: ""



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Monday, June 2, 2014

Running with Jonah | Desiring God

Running with Jonah | Desiring God: "Not heard the call,” I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burden, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish his mercy to the world."



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The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Lightning

The Comfort Zone: Words of Comfort: Lightning: ""Why if the Bible is God's word and the church his house, do they have lightning conductors." Matthew Chamberlai"



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Six Truths about Pornography » Eagle Rising

Six Truths about Pornography » Eagle Rising: "The Bible is the “word of truth.” It’s mankind’s user manual. It’s the blueprint, even in suffering, for a joyful and fulfilled existence in this life, and an incomprehensibly glorious eternity in the next. The total truths and precepts inherent within the Judeo-Christian scriptures are both timeless and universally applicable to all people and peoples across the globe, be they Christian, Jew or pagan."



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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Colorado Christian Baker Must Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couples, Commission Rules

Colorado Christian Baker Must Make Wedding Cake for Gay Couples, Commission Rules: "The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled Friday that the state's Anti-Discrimination Act doesn't allow a Christian cake maker to refuse to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple."



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7 Secrets To Keeping Your Marriage Hot | Christian News Headlines

7 Secrets To Keeping Your Marriage Hot | Christian News Headlines: "When I married my wife, Deborah, 30 years ago I had a tiny salary and no money in the bank, so our honeymoon was a budget affair: four nights in Miami Beach, four nights in Orlando, and then back to work. Deborah didn’t complain at all, but I always wanted to make it up to her. So this week we are enjoying an anniversary trip to Hawaii-and thinking a lot about God’s faithfulness."



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