In our opinion: Free exercise of religion needs strong protection Deseret News
There should be room enough for both tolerance and religious worship in the public square. Without a strong bedrock of religious activity, the power of these ...
South Carolina foster care providers can reject based on religion ABC17News.com
Federally funded child welfare agencies in South Carolina can refuse to perform services that conflict with their religious beliefs, the US Department of Health ...
Louisiana school district, separation of church and state group settle religion lawsuit Fox News
A Bossier Parish, L.A. school district reached a settlement after an almost year-long lawsuit from the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State ...
Religion Book Deals: January 23, 2019 Publishers Weekly
Zondervan takes a memoir by the stars of a viral video on YouTube; InterVarsity Press signs clinical psychologist and author of 2017's 'Loveable' Kelly ...
Religion and Spirituality Books Preview: February 2019 Publishers Weekly
A conversation between Christians on opposite sides of the political spectrum, a critical look at the Roman Catholic Church, and 'How the Bible Actually Works' ...
Author suggests the point of religion is to admit not knowing National Catholic Reporter
Almost 30 years ago, religion scholar and Princeton professor Elaine Pagels introduced the world to the Gnostic Gospels in her book by that title. These were ...
Bossier Parish Schools, AU reaches agreement on federal lawsuit over religion in schools KSLA
This resolution comes almost a year after the religious liberties watchdog group announced they would be filing a federal lawsuit against the Bossier City School ...
A less religious America will be a less generous America The Boston Globe
Religion in the United States is in a slump. Since 1990, the share of Americans who reject any religious affiliation has climbed sharply, from 8 percent to more ...
Religion and economy will take center stage as Indonesia's president seeks re-election, experts say - CNBC
Religion and economy will take center stage as Indonesia's president seeks re-election, experts say CNBC
As Indonesians head to the polls in April, religion and the economy will likely take center stage as President Joko Widodo seeks re-election, experts told CNBC.
Religion: New beginnings ThoroldNews.com
In this week's religion column, Garry Ford was looking out at a winter wonderland.
The way we take the pill has more to do with religion than science Popular Science
The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it incorrectly, ...
What we know, and don't know, about Jeff Bezos' religious beliefs INSIDER
Here's what we know about the religious beliefs of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, based on their family histories and public records.
A con in the name of religion: Karnataka 'Halal Ponzi scam' victims await justice The News Minute
On Wednesday, the usually busy Kandaya Bhavan in central Bengaluru which houses many government offices saw unusually large crowds. There were groups ...
Michelle Quist: Religion and politics don't have to conflict Salt Lake Tribune
A recent article in The Salt Lake Tribune turned the spotlight on the oversized representation of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in ...
If God is dead, is it OK if we save ourselves? Religion News Service
(RNS) â âThe first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth.â So begins the de facto manifesto of Eliezer Yudkowsky, ...
Prayer Breakfast 2019 shares the importance of forgiveness | Religion The Mountaineer
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was always a holiday that rested in the back of my mind, but it was often more of a joy to get a three.
Dementia and religion: Do's and don'ts Salt Lake Tribune
When a congregant has dementia, what can a house of worship do? Though each person is different and advice varies depending on an individual's condition, ...
Religion, schools and rights of parents Irish Times
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Religion could become a hurdle in the way of Kartarpur corridor Livemint
NEW DELHI: India and Pakistan are likely to spar over the restriction of access to the Kartarpur corridor linking the town of Dera Baba Nanak in India to ...
How the State Is Co-Opting Religion in China Foreign Affairs
The message reached me in early December via Signal, an encrypted messaging *service* that many Chinese use to bypass the closely monitored social media ...
Women strive for larger roles in male-dominated religions Religion News Service
(AP) â Women have been elected heads of national governments on six continents. They have flown into space, served in elite combat units and won every ...
We Are All Evangelicals Now Religion & Politics
(Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg/Getty) Sometimes it seems like there are two Americas: evangelical America and the rest of us. Reports often highlight conservative.
A History of Islam: The Second Largest Religion in Today's World Began With a Divine Revelation - Ancient Origins
A History of Islam: The Second Largest Religion in Today's World Began With a Divine Revelation Ancient Origins
The word 'Islam' means 'submission or surrender to the will of God'. Islam is one of the major world religions, and with over 1 billion adherents, is the second ...
Letter to the editor: Our laws make freedom religion very clear The Sun Chronicle
To the editor: Michael P. O'Neil has the right to have an opinion about facts and the reality of the word âlawsâ ('Roe v Wade has not 'settled' anything,' Letter to ...
What's coming for religion in 2019? Here's what the experts predict. Religion News Service
(RNS) â This year saw wave after wave of new revelations about the extent of the Catholic Church's sex abuse crisis. It saw deadly hate crimes, the explosion of ...
Could state-guided faith be a trend of the future? The Economist
IN THE LATE 20th century, it seemed possible to imagine alternative futures for the world's great religions. Either they would be persecuted by secular or atheist ...
Study finds simple explanation for endurance of religion Phys.org
Childcare can be expensive, stressful, and annoying to organise, but a University of Otago-led study has found it may also be behind religion's resilience.
Religion Times Herald-Record
Events and ongoing listings are listed for free, but need to be submitted at least two weeks before the event, to: Amy Berkowitz, Times Herald-Record, P.O. Box ...
The world must stand against Chinaâs war on religion The Washington Post
We cannot ignore the Communist Party's human rights violations.
Lack of rules on the place of religion in schools exposes them to litigation Daily Nation
The Ministry of Education's failure to formulate regulations to guide schools on the place of religion has left schools exposed to litigation by parents seeking to ...
GenX Mormons: The forgotten generation Religion News Service
This weekend, some righteous hell broke out over the Internet, as CBS News posted the Buzzfeed news story âAre Millennials the 'Burnout Generation'?â.
Authors discuss their new book on religion in American higher education Inside Higher Ed
Authors discuss new book about the diversity and strength of religion in academe -- as well as some of the tensions.
Thirty Years After: Tiananmen and Religion Bitterwinter.org
In 2019, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Protest of 1989. What happened then determined the fate of religion in China in the ...
Animal Slaughter, Rights and Religion The New York Times
A member of the Belgian Parliament discusses a law he sponsored to prevent slaughter without stunning, and the Good Food Institute writes about growing meat ...
Vote against laws restricting religious clothing in public office divides Geneva Le News
In Switzerland, religion is a cantonal matter. Cantons decide on the relationship between religion and politics. This has created a patchwork of different systems ...
State-religion partnership benefits all, Opinion News & Top Stories The Straits Times
Success of Muis and other religious statutory boards as 'privileged interlocutor' is a beneficial partnership that Europe can learn from. When the Islamic ...
Why more and more Americans think religion is irrelevant Religion News Service
For taking the temperature of religion in America, Gallup's regular surveys are always worth a look, because many of the same questions have been asked for ...
The New Congress: Fewer Christians But Still Religious NPR
Pew Research finds that more than 99 percent of the Republican members of Congress identify as Christian, as opposed to 78 percent of the Democrats.
Beijing's crackdown on religion clouds holiday season for China's faithful CNN
It's a Christmas battle for the hearts and souls of the Chinese people.
CNN analyst roasts Trump, GOP for hypocrisy on religion CNN
CNN analyst Philip Mudd criticized President Donald Trump's tweet where he discussed prayer rugs that were found at the southern border.
Michael Goodwin: Covington kids' race, religion and politics made moment dry tinder for social media bonfire - Fox News
Michael Goodwin: Covington kids' race, religion and politics made moment dry tinder for social media bonfire Fox News
What will spark for the next bonfire of outrage? Who will be the target?
Why clerical rage over the âMacedonian questionâ has modern roots The Economist
THE SPECTACLE of tear gas clouds swirling through Athens on January 20th was as bewildering to many outsiders as the passions behind the huge (and ...
With new 'affirmation' policy, American Bible Society loses LGBT staffers Religion News Service
(RNS) â Employees at the American Bible Society have until the end of this month to sign a statement promising that they will attend church and abstain from ...
Resisting China's crackdown on religion Chicago Tribune
This past year was a bad one for China's religious believers, particularly Christians and Muslims. In January, military police closed a church in the province of ...
Waxahachie city officials say religion has nothing to do with request to remove billboard - WFAA.com
Waxahachie city officials say religion has nothing to do with request to remove billboard WFAA.com
"The City of Waxahachie has no ability to regulate what goes on the signs," said City Manager Michael Scott. "Our ability is really to regulate the structure itself.â
Dementia and religion: 'What if I forget about God?' Religion News Service
Dementia is the overall term for memory loss and cognitive impairment that results from diseases such as Alzheimer's. It progresses as damage to the brain ...
'Thaipusam shows Malaysians enjoy freedom of religion' - Nation The Star Online
KUALA LUMPUR: The peaceful Thaipusam celebration this year affirms the fact that Malaysians are able to enjoy freedom of religion, says National Unity and ...
The Coming Test Acts Will Challenge Religious Freedom National Review
The spirit is willing, but our legal protections are weak.
Woman Failed to Report Husband's Child Sex Abuse Because of Her Religion Patheos
An Idaho woman could face prison time for covering up for her husband's child sex abuse because reporting it would have been against her religion.
Worshipping hockey: art exhibit celebrates the 'religion' of the sport CBC News
An art gallery in Windsor is taking the worship of hockey to the next level.
Mixing religion with politics: What the Ayyappa Bhakta Sangamam aimed to do The News Minute
The people of Kerala hardly ever see Mata Amritanandamayi at public meetings. The followers of the leader of the Amritanandamayi Mutt get to see her mostly at ...
Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official over religion BBC News
A Republican county official in Texas has survived a vote to oust him after several local party members took issue with his Muslim religion. The motion to remove ...
2018 in review: A year of reckoning for powerful religious figures Religion News Service
(RNS) â A year ago Bill Hybels was the well-respected pastor of one of the most influential megachurches in the nation. Theodore McCarrick was a prince of the ...
Why are women more religious than men? Because men are more willing to take risks. Big Think
What explains the gap between men and women in terms of religious belief? A new study published in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion suggests ...
Chinese bishop says he'll work to adapt religion to Chinese influences The Catholic Universe
The president of China's state-sanctioned bishops' conference has pledged to work with the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association to develop the âSinicizationâ ...
Dementia and religion: Songs and stuffed animals instead of sermons Religion News Service
Dementia is the overall term for the memory loss and cognitive impairment that results from diseases such as Alzheimer's. It progresses as damage to the brain ...
On Human Rights and Religious Liberty in China. A Conversation with Journalist Marco Respinti - International Policy Digest
On Human Rights and Religious Liberty in China. A Conversation with Journalist Marco Respinti International Policy Digest
Martin Banks' interview with journalist Marco Respinti, the director-in-charge of Bitter Winter, a daily online magazine on religious liberty and human rights in ...
Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy Religion News Service
VATICAN CITY (AP) â Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is âmaking us crazyâ as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over ...
UW Religion Today: Farewell | News University of Wyoming News
By Paul V.M. Flesher. This year marks the 20th year since I began writing âReligion Today.â Writing columns twice a month over those two decades has been a ...
Black Israelites: The group central to the face-off between Catholic high schoolers and a Native American - The Washington Post
Black Israelites: The group central to the face-off between Catholic high schoolers and a Native American The Washington Post
In the initial media churn, they were nearly missed. But a small band of Hebrew Israelites, members of a historic but little-known American religious movement, ...
Hui poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion Associated Press
JINAN, China (AP) â Cui Haoxin is too young to remember the days of his people's oppression under Mao Zedong. The 39-year-old poet was born after the ...
I joined the GOP because it stood for religious freedom. It still does. The Washington Post
The party of Lincoln and Reagan ultimately stood by our country's core belief in religious freedom.
Deborah Lipstadt teaches us how to spell antisemitism Religion News Service
Microsoft Word knows how. This website knows how. Deborah Lipstadt tells us why. Why is it antisemitism, and not anti-Semitism (which, even as I type it, gets ...
Florida lawmaker files bill requiring schools to teach courses on Bible, religion WWSB
SARASOTA (WWSB) - A lawmaker from Jacksonville is sponsoring a bill that require state high schools to teach courses on the Bible and religion. Democratic ...
Evangelicals of Color Fight Back Against the Religious Right The New Yorker
On a recent Sunday before dawn, Lisa Sharon Harper, a prominent evangelical activist, boarded a train from Washington, D.C., to New York City. Harper is ...
"Religion is more lasting than people" religious leaders tell Sudan al-Bashir Sudan Tribune
January 18, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - A well-known Sudanese Islamic preacher Friday said he advised President Omer al-Bashir that "religion is more lasting than ...
A discussion about local safety with Sheriff Greg Christopher The Mountaineer
Canton First Baptist Church, in collaboration with the Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher and Drugs In Our Midst, invites all to an evening of information, ...
Deceiving Nigerians using ethnicity, religion is bloody nonsense â Buhari The Punch
John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned on the use of religion and ethnicity by some Nigerians to deceive others to either prom...
Kashmiri: Let Not Religion Divide What Language Unites The Wire
A tragic consequence of the coerced Kashmiri Pandit exodus of 1990 has been the conscious communalisation of a common language.
Trump's reference to Wounded Knee evokes the dark history of suppression of indigenous religions - The Conversation - US
Trump's reference to Wounded Knee evokes the dark history of suppression of indigenous religions The Conversation - US
President Trump evoked the Wounded Knee massacre in a recent tweet. He was reacting to an Instagram video that Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on New ...
Catholic school apologizes after clip emerges of students mocking Native Americans - Religion News Service
Catholic school apologizes after clip emerges of students mocking Native Americans Religion News Service
WASHINGTON (RNS) â A Catholic high school in Kentucky is apologizing after videos surfaced of students dressed in the school's garb confronting and ...
Facebook's new rules for employees re politics, bullying, religion Business Insider
Amid scandals and employee discontent, Facebook is bringing in new rules on what its workers can talk about.
How Religious Conservatives Are Grappling with Racism Religion & Politics
Kay Coles James, president of the Heritage Foundation (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/ AP) Last August, a few hundred evangelicals packed into the pews at a.
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accuses fellow Democrats of âreligious bigotryâ in questioning judicial nominee - The Washington Post
Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accuses fellow Democrats of âreligious bigotryâ in questioning judicial nominee The Washington Post
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a potential 2020 White House contender, is accusing some of her fellow Democrats of âreligious bigotryâ in their questioning of one of ...
The Editors: Politicians fail the country by applying religious tests America Magazine
On Jan. 16, the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a resolution âto reaffirm religious liberty and condemn religious tests for federal officials.â It may seem odd that ...
Waiver Protects SC Child Placing Agenciesâ Religious Freedom ABC NEWS 4
Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the United States Department of Health and Human Services' decision to grant ...
Heathens hold religious services rooted in Norse paganism aboard aircraft carrier NavyTimes.com
The faith rooted in Norse myths is experiencing a resurgence.
Resolved to unplug? Films, challenges urge the religious to reflect on digital lives - Religion News Service
Resolved to unplug? Films, challenges urge the religious to reflect on digital lives Religion News Service
(RNS) â For Humza Deas, Instagram was a place to share his creative work that led to collaborations with Kanye West and major brands. For Kaylyn Slevin, it ...
A radical proposal on religious education Free Malaysia Today
Implementing the Perlis mufti's suggestion of removing Islamic Studies from the main curriculum and teaching all religions in the afternoon session instead may ...
Religious Freedom Day National Review
Since 1993, the president has formally recognized January 16th as Religious Freedom Day. The day marks the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia ...
âIn God We Trustâ - the bills Christian nationalists hope will âprotect religious freedomâ - The Guardian
âIn God We Trustâ - the bills Christian nationalists hope will âprotect religious freedomâ The Guardian
The package of new bills are part of Project Blitz, a political playbook that aims to support and promote Christian beliefs.
In Malaysia, is religion truly for God? Free Malaysia Today
In this article, I wish to ask those who profess a religion whether they are worshiping God or themselves. In arguing my thesis, I will use my understanding and ...
Covington Catholic Chaperone: Students Were Targeted Over Religion, MAGA Hats RealClearPolitics
In an interview presented this morning on FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends, Covington Catholic chaperone mom Jill Hamlin shared her opinion on why ...
The Antichrist Trap: Trump Isn't the Whole Story Rewire.News
Far too many of our self-anointed progressive saviors speak as though Trump's overthrow will make everything good again. A bargain-priced plastic surgeon ...
Rasta's not a fashion but religion, parent tells court The Standard
Third way Alliance party leader Ekuro Aukot (left) and Olympic high school student Makeda Ndinda during an interview with The Standard before proceeding to ...
Elected leaders who weaponize religion are playing a dangerous game | TheHill The Hill
For too long in our country, politicians have weaponized religion for their own selfish gain, fomenting bigotry, fears and suspicions based on the faith, religion or ...
The Supreme Court's 'peyote decision' limited freedom of religion. Is it in trouble? - Los Angeles Times
The Supreme Court's 'peyote decision' limited freedom of religion. Is it in trouble? Los Angeles Times
Four justices suggest they might be willing to reconsider a 1990 decision â a prospect Republicans would welcome and many Democrats would dread.
Is Buddhism Scientific or Religious? Tricycle
Buddhist scholar and practitioner John Dunne examines the assertion that Buddhism is more like a science of the mind than a religion.
The Superhero Movie as Secular Religion in âAquaman,â âBumblebee,â and âSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseâ - The New Yorker
The Superhero Movie as Secular Religion in âAquaman,â âBumblebee,â and âSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verseâ The New Yorker
Through the vast complexity of their imagined universes and through their iconic status in mass culture, superhero-comic stories have morphed into a secular ...
Religious news, notes and happenings | Community Independent Tribune
Saturday, Jan. 26. Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries, 1062 Hwy 16 S, Stanley (Lowesville), presents Golden Valley Crusaders Bluegrass ...
Like Jailey, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Want a Religious Wedding Ceremony - Cosmopolitan.com
Like Jailey, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Want a Religious Wedding Ceremony Cosmopolitan.com
Now that Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are engaged, they're planning their wedding and sources say they want it to be a religious ceremony, just ...
Religious supply store homicide case to go to grand jury WGEM
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) â The case against the man accused of killing a woman and sexually assaulting two others inside a St. Louis area religious supply store.
Religious fundamentalism: Legault says he won't touch the Charter, for now Montreal Gazette
Legault said he thinks a values test would be a 'strong enough message' to those who want to import customs incompatible with those of Quebec society.
Call to open up progressive spaces for religious faith The Hindu
Islamophobia is the common thread among nationalisms across the world, says U.S.-based activist.
Religion briefs: Jan. 23 The Star
A women's prayer luncheon titled Feet First â Walking in Love will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 313 Simpkins St.,
This new Indian electronic music genre is fusing religion and politics CNN
Bhakti Vibration is an intense new style of electronic music known for remixing speeches by religious leaders, Bollywood stars and politicians, including Indian ...
Supreme Court punts on important religious liberty case Christian Post
It is difficult to find words that can adequately sound the alarm of the religious liberty threats we face as a nation. We are getting weaker by the moment on the ...
For God and country: is religion still a factor in Maltese politics? MaltaToday
It was truly an earthquake that shook Malta in 2011 when a divorce referendum, borne of the revolt of a Nationalist MP, triggered the start of a civil liberties wave.
World Religion Day happens this weekend SooToday.com
Join members of many faith communities to to promote the idea that the spiritual principles underlying the world's religions are harmonious and could play a role ...
Some Faith Leaders Hope to Rally the Religious Left - Morning Edition Begins at 6 am KRCB
With liberals increasingly energized in the current political environment, some faith leaders see new opportunities to rally religious voters in support of.
Why Christian and Atheist Libertarians Get Along
I'm the most religious guy in the Libertarian Party. At least that's what my friend, Charlie, decided. I don't know if his bit of insight was meant to be a compliment or a mere observation. Either way, I suppose there are others more deserving.
A Commonsense Guide to Exorcism
Bloodshot eyes stared at the crucifix six inches from his nose. Leather restraints lined with lamb's wool fastened his arms and legs to the chair. The demon-possessed man lunged at the hand holding the holy symbol. Gnashing teeth struggled to bite the outstretched wrist.
Choose Your Friends Carefully
For those of you who have entered into a true Spirit-filled, surrendered walk with the Lord where God and Jesus are now leading and directing your life in the direction They want it to go in - one of the first things that you will find happening to you is that God will start to prune out the people that He does not want in your life and start to bring in the people that He does want in.
Kingdom of Heaven
Kingdom of Heaven is Ridley Scott's way of trying to recapture the success of Gladiator and to turn Orlando Bloom into the international sensation and instant leading man that Crowe became after is Oscar winning performance in that Gladiator. I don't fault Bloom for trying. I know he had to be thinking how could he lose? Sure it's an epic drama and none of the other recently released historical epics (including his Troy) have come anywhere near the success of Gladiator, but Dreams has Ridley Scott, Gladiator's mastermind at the helm, he couldn't go wrong?right? Well, that's not exactly what happened. See someone forgot to tell Orlando that he's not Russell Crowe. And while he looked damn good in those elf ears, it takes much more then a pretty face to pull off an epic drama the likes of Kingdom of Heaven and unfortunately for us all Bloom just doesn't have it.
The Moment of Truth
Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated to all of Israel, and the world last night that the moment of truth had arrived. Announcing his resignation as Finance Minister in the Sharon cabinet, he stated that he had been forced to remain in the government, and also remain mostly silent regarding his opposition to the disengagement over these last several months in order to complete his economic reforms, he claimed that he anguished over the continued march towards the disengagement with no signs of gaining anything in return. He also categorically pronounced what the rest of us have been shouting from the rooftops since its inception, he stated in no uncertain terms that this move would escalate terrorism, empower Hamas, and ultimately put the survival of the state in danger. While many felt his timing was strictly politically motivated to position himself to take control of the Likud party, wresting it away from Ariel Sharon, I must say I have a bit of a different take on it. Please read on to understand what it is and why I feel that way, and also what I really think about BiBi Netanyahu.
The Caribbean is the site of another thing which some would call a mystery. Until a few years ago I would have been inclined to put it in the paranormal control of soul category and I still believe that is part of it. However, we have scientifically identified the use of sea urchin extract as the agent which allows apparent death and subsequent use of a body by means as yet mysterious to scientists who negate the possibility of ESP type brain connection or possessions.
Bang, Bang,Your Dead
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted
Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention.
Top Ten Religion Quotations
Review your religious beliefs with these revealing quotations all about religion...
Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance
Organized Religion has served mankind well, by uniting civilization and societies for thousands of years. God bless organized religion indeed. More so let us pay tribute to the great religious leaders of our largest and most well organized religions. One cannot think of a better or higher authority than those who are leaders of religious organizations. For instance the new pope and former Nazi Youth, the BTK murderer who was President of his Lutheran Church or the many Bishops and Priest who molest our innocent children? All in the name of god and organized religion, isn't it so wonderful that these organization help us lowly humans with our questions, self-doubts and inadequacies. What on Earth would we do without such humble and moral leaders of our organized religion.
Making Merchandise of Christians ? Prosperity Gospel Blight
Anyone who has read their Bible would have to concede in principle at least that it does say that God loves to bless his children. It also does promise that if we are giving individuals we should expect to have many wonderful blessings returned to us as a result. These promises are unquestionable. Christ said that if we gave that men would give to us good measure pressed down and running over, Luke 6:38. The principle here is not in question; it is the use, and or rather the misuse of this principle that causes all the trouble. Anyone trying to prove that the Bible does not promise God's blessings to the generous giver would come up woefully short. So how does this doctrinal new kid on the block, the abundant life gospel, succeed in the wake of its highly suspect proponents and their methods?
Islamic World Domination
The question is not whether terrorism is now a world-wide reality, but why is terrorism happening at all? And, is it possible to thwart the activities of the Islamic extremists?
Religion Versus Science: The Truth
I find myself amazed and appalled that such strong antipathy exists in this day and age between non-believes and believers--and between diverse groups of believers--that murder and injustice are perpetrated daily on innocent men, women and children.
Jesus as the Rose of Sharon
The words "rose of Sharon" comes out of the Old Testament in the Song of Solomon. The verse reads: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." (Solomon 2:1)
The Power of Love
There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of love is the #1 quality that God would like to get worked into our souls and personalities. Even nonbelievers, atheists and agnostics can see the power of love and how it has the ability to change people and change lives when it is properly walked out and handled.
The Rapture: A Twinkling of an Eye
A father savagely murders his nine children. A stay at home mother drowns her five children in a bathtub. A sex offender confesses to abducting and killing a nine-year-old child. Two weeks later in the same state ? another sex offender duplicates the same heinous crime. In late December of 2004, over 75,000 children perished when a 9.3 earthquake caused a great Tsunami off the coast of Asia; 75,000 children were gone in an instant. When reading the morning headlines, nothing can strike more sadness within the soul once finding out a defenseless, innocent child has passed away.
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The thought of a public examination before the Judgment bar of our Lord should be incentive enough to awaken even the most slumbering saint of God. Yet few, if any, ever give it a second thought. Paul declared, "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God" (Rom. 14:12). Perhaps if the doctrine of judgment and reward were expounded more from our pulpits there would be more attention given to living a life of holiness and obedience. Think of it. How will you stand in that day? Will you approach Him with confidence or will you stand before Him red-faced and embarrassed over a life of waste and neglect? It is something that we as Christians will all have to do. Are you ready to appear before the judgment seat? And if you say that you are, perhaps you are speaking without the necessary contemplation of the task that lies before you. Yes, the judgment seat will be a most solemn occasion for many in that great day.
Rebuilding Society and The Tax Protest Movement
Rebuilding society and the tax protest movement: A Biblical Opinion and Strategy By Jack Kettler
Sins and the REAL Demons
We all must know that the Catholic Church has used fear of demons and so-called sin to make a great deal of their power. I hope to illustrate the inner workings of the separation of church and state that is not a reality and that the state uses the same techniques. In the words of the deservedly respected historians Will and Ariel Durant we visit with the technocrats of the Jesuit Order who John Ralston Saul holds up as the forerunners of the lobbyists and other courtesans of this present enlightened age. The quotation from Rousseau and Revolution does not elucidate the agreement Charles of Spain made before giving the Jesuits he expelled from Spain a small stipend. That agreement called for silence on the matters relating to their attempts to inform the people of his true nature. But during this silent period I suggest there were some Jesuits like Adam Weishaupt who decided enough was enough. It is this moment in history that we find a significant change in the world took place. America was created in the same year the Illuminati were re-organized and Russia celebrated the founding day of these Illuminati in their May Day celebration.
Of Snakes and Terrorism
With the passing of Arafat, the Middle East will take on a slightly different face, allowing the possibilities for prophetic fulfillment to speed up. The pathway is now open for renewed efforts to procure peace in the Middle East, using the avenue of the formation of the promised Palestinian State. But this window of opportunity may not remain open for long. Indeed pressure is now mounting from the United States, encouraged by Britian, to get on with the steps necessary to implement the terms of the "Road Map."
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