Oct 212014
 

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The Daily Beast: “As the prelates pack up to leave Rome after the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops, there seems to be some confusion about whether liberal Catholics or staunch traditionalists carried the day. The synod midterm report softened the tone on gays and divorced Catholics; then the final document took a step back. But here’s the bottom line: the fact that they discussed previous taboos at all means Pope Francis scored a victory.”

Opinion: There is plenty of  ‘softening the tone’ in the Christian world on the matter of homosexuality – all the way from Australia (Hillsong) to Rome (Vatican).

Pope Francis’ statements, “who am I to judge” and “obey your conscience” and “even atheists will all find salvation”, set an obvious direction for inclusivity in the Roman Church.

Francis is a Jesuit and the goal of Jesuits is to bring all people under the authority of the Pope. Ecumenism’s (one world religion) attempt to dominate the earth has been in the DNA of Catholicism since Constantine.

God will allow global domination only for a predetermined season.

I am currently working on a study called “The Three Towers”

  • 1st Tower: God frustrated the Babylonians with different languages – Genesis 11:1-9
  • 2nd Tower: God frustrated the Roman Church with denominations – the Reformation (AD 1517)
  • 3rd Tower: God will end the 7 year reign of Antichrist (Daniel 9:27) with the brightness of His coming (2 Thessalonians 2:8)

 

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Oct 212014
 

SRX_HITCHING_POST_t620Spokane Spokesman-Review: “The owners of the Hitching Post wedding chapel filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Coeur d’Alene Friday, claiming that the city is unconstitutionally forcing them to violate their religious beliefs by performing same-sex marriages.

The city passed an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation in 2013. It applies to housing, employment and “public accommodation.” Religious entities are exempt from the ordinance. But in May city attorney Warren Wilson told The Spokesman-Review that The Hitching Post, which is a for-profit business, likely would be required to follow the ordinance.

Owners Donald and Evelyn Knapp say in the lawsuit that they believe marriage is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman.”

Opinion: Mark it down. October 6, 2014 is the date that the battle against the Bible and pastors who teach it became a hot war, and while the Hitching post is a for – profit business the owners are guided by the same Christian principles as many Churches.

On October 6, the Supreme Court turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay marriage. This action effectively legalized same-sex marriage in those states, and likely others, but also left the issue unresolved nationally.

For a church to deny same-sex marriage will involve costly litigation, severely damaging church budgets followed by a test of the 501c3 tax exemption.

I’ve been on the board of a small, non-denomination Bible-teaching church and have come to know how fragile the balance sheet can be. Tort litigation alone would be devastating to our church’s survival.

We can be confident that God is in control and Satan will only be permitted to operate his schemes for a season.

Perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1-5) indeed.

 

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Oct 202014
 

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YNet News: “Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested Jews should be banned from a holy site revered by both Jews and Muslims after hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organized rally Friday over Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians in recent days.”

Opinion: The blessing given to Jacob, whom God renamed Israel, is the root of Esau’s (Abbas) hatred today:

To Jacob: “May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine. May nations serve you and peoples bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed” Genesis 27:28-29

To Esau: “Your dwelling will be away from the earth’s richness, away from the dew of heaven above. You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck” Genesis 27:39-40.

Esau’s hatred festered over the blessing:

“Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob” Genesis 27:41.

Isaiah 60:14 speaks to the future fulfillment of Jacob and and Esau’s feud through their descendants:

“The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LordZion of the Holy One of Israel.”

 

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Oct 202014
 
Mega-pastor signals shift on 'gay' marriage

World Net Daily: “New York Times) The pastor of one of the more influential global mega-churches has declared that his church is in “an ongoing conversation” about same-sex marriage — saying that it is appropriate to consider the words of the Bible alongside the changing culture and the experience of people in the pews. The

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Oct 192014
 
Sunday Post: BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS

The World Awaiting Jesus Did you know there were about 400 “silent” years after the last of the inspired prophets spoke and the first of the New Testament writers began to write? There’s a word in Paul’s letter to the Galatians that says, “When the time had fully come, God sent forth His Son, born of

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Oct 172014
 

Fox News: The Human Rights Commission in Lexington, Kentucky has a chilling message for Christian business owners who refuse service to LGBT organizations: leave your religion at home. “It would be safe to do so, yes,” Executive Director Raymond Sexton told me. “Or in this case you can find yourself two years down the road

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Oct 152014
 
Marriage rates hit new, all-time low

My Fox DC: New data shows more young people are waiting to marry – and there’s no shortage of opinions on why that’s happening. According to the latest available census data, the percentage of U.S. adults who have never been married has hit a new, all-time high. In 1960, about one in ten adults over

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