Although we do not have many new developments to share with our readers at this point, we thought we would at least share some things that have been transpiring behind the scenes, as well as recap some of our more public activities that you might have missed. We and many of our readers are familiar with Dr. Our team has reached out to Dr. Levendusky in hopes of initiating dialogue with him, and we are hopeful that this will take place in the coming weeks. We have also attempted to reiterate to the IBLP Board of Directors our willingness to have direct communication with them about the issues that have been raised on our website. Back in January, we sent a packet of articles and information to the then board chairman, Dr. Billy Boring, along with the personal contact information for one of our team members. We received no response to this packet, although on February 4, another board member, Mr. Bernie Reese, did initiate a thirty-minute phone conversation with one of our team members, Dr. Reese asked a number of pointed questions, including the identities of the entire RG team, a question that Dr.
Forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are most in need. Lucia of Fatima, this prayer was directly taught by the Virgin Mary to the seers. With joy, we celebrate the canonization of two of the seers who received the revelations. I did not orchestrate this, but Providence arranged that I celebrate the Centenary of Fatima in the Eternal City as a student at a Rome university in a course on liberation from evil through the ministry of exorcism.
Enlisted by clergy into this ministry of mercy, I am receiving continuing education together with students mostly clergy and some lay assistants , representatives of thirteen countries, gathered to learn more about the task and responsibility of the hard fight with the devil.
Dear Fellow-Believers, Greetings to all and welcome to our website for The Unity of the Spirit. August 28, June 15, 25th Anniversaries It’s been a good while since we’ve written anything for our blog and we hope that you – our friends and fellow-believers in Christ who read and use our web-site – are all doing well. Though we try to blog at least four times a year, we also.
The Catholics made purely theological arguments as to why Jesus Christ had to have existed “in the flesh” None of these points are meant to stand on their own, but collectively they provide a very strong argument against the story of Jesus Christ being based on a real person. It is important to note that we have one, and only one, source of information about the life of Jesus and that is the Christian Gospels.
The Gospels are the sole source of information about this figure; everything that we “know” about “him” depends on these sources. There are two basic views of the Biblical Jesus as a real person today, the religious Christian view and the secular historical view. The religious Christian view takes the Gospels as accurate and reliable accounts of the life of Jesus, including all of the miracles.
The religious Christian view demands that Jesus Christ was a popular and well known figure in the region, who drew crowds of thousands of people and performed great miracles, who was such a revolutionary figure that the Jewish priesthood was compelled to have him arrested and put to death in dramatic fashion before hundreds or thousands of witnesses. The secular historical view basically starts with the Gospels and then removes the fantastic or “supernatural” claims in the Gospels and accepts what is left as history.
The secular historical view tends to minimize the role of Jesus in the region, stating instead that he was barely noticed by others. Secular historians who believe that Jesus existed rely on the Gospels as essentially historical, but inflated, accounts of his life. But are the Gospels reliable historical accounts? The Gospel of Mark is the first story of Jesus that was written, and all others are dependent on it The origin of the Gospels has always been unknown. At no point has anyone that we know of really known who wrote any of the Gospels, when they were written, or even where they were written.
Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? Then they will be My people, and I shall be their God. And they will be My people, and I will be their God. Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. You who abhor idols, do you rob temples?
A biblical canon or canon of scripture is a set of texts (or “books”) which a particular religious community regards as authoritative English word “canon” comes from the Greek κανών, meaning “rule” or “measuring stick”.Christians became the first to use the term in reference to scripture, but Eugene Ulrich regards the idea as Jewish.
At the bottom of this post appear the sahih or authorized translations from Quran. Below is also a summary of the koranic view of women, as well as relevant videos by Muslim authorities, expressing a very typical attitude towards women. Please note that millions of children worldwide are forced to learn these koranic scriptures by memory. Keep aloof from women during their menstrual periods and do not approach them until they are clean again; when they are clean, have intercourse with them whence God enjoined you….
Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and forsake them in beds apart, and beat them. But if you fear that you cannot maintain equality among them, marry one only or any slave-girl you may own. The same shall apply to those [of your wives] who have not yet menstruated. Child marriages were common.
This happened to me the other night. A dear friend and I were talking about our kids and how to help them transition from children to adults. The topic of dating and relationships came up and we started talking about my story.
Shadows of the Beast: Jacob Prasch – Twisting Scripture the Midrash Way. So I bought the book, “Shadows of the Beast” by Jacob Prasch and didn’t really make it past the Prologue. I was kinda horrified at a number of things.
The Bible And Christianity – The Historical Origins A rational, secular, historical perspective on the history of Christianity and its scripture An essay by Scott Bidstrup “If the truth is that ugly — which it is — then we do have to be careful about the way that we tell the truth. But to somehow say that telling the truth should be avoided because people may respond badly to the truth seems bizarre to me.
Paul’s Catholic Church The Bible is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to Christians, especially, it is a source of inspiration and a guide to daily living. To others, the Bible is a historical document and a source of controversy. To others still, the Bible is a self-contradictory mish-mash of arcane rules and proscriptions, mostly relevant to long-dead cultures in far away places. What is the truth in all of this? The reality is that it is all true to an extent, and equally nonsensical at the same time.
The Bible has meaning to all its readers, but it is important to consider that the meaning it has is informed by the prejudices the reader brings to it. To really understand the Bible and what it intends to say to present generations, it is necessary to understand who wrote it and why, and the cultural context in which it was written. The story is an interesting one, in no small part because the story is so much messier than most of its advocates would have you to believe.
And its very messiness is why it is a story rarely told in any completeness to Christian audiences. The overriding theme of the Bible storylines is the theme of cultural conquest. Conquest by the Hebrews over their enemy neighbors, culturally by the Jews over the Israelites used here to mean members of the ten “lost” tribes , the Christians over the Jews, the Catholics over the Gnostics, Marcionites, and other pre-Catholic factions, and on and on. In some cases, the conquest is recorded as a historical, often military event.
How to spot a witch: Believers’ methods from the 15th to 18th century
They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school. They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats. This is no longer a matter of personal or private faith. Climate change is said to be impossible because of promises God made to Noah; Mosaic law from the Old Testament directs American government; creationism should be taught in schools; helping Syrians resist chemical weapons attacks is a sign of the end times—all of these arguments have been advanced by modern evangelical politicians and their brethren, yet none of them are supported in the Scriptures as they were originally written.
Jesus Myth – The Case Against Historical Christ. By – January 03, The majority of people in the world today assume or believe that Jesus Christ was at the very least a real person.
Catholic apologists deceive souls by asserting that their church is uniquely the one true church which the Lord Jesus founded. But while much can be said about the current state of the evangelical church and of my need for greater Christ-likeness , yet it is Catholicism and the church of Rome in particular as the church taking up the most space on the broad way to destruction that is most manifest as standing in critical and overall contrast to the NT church.
Which church, as manifested in the only wholly inspired substantive authoritative record of what the NT church believed which is not so-called “church fathers,” but Scripture, in particular Acts thru Revelation in the New Testament, whixch shows how they understood the Old Testament and the gospels: Was not based upon the premise of ensured perpetual magisterial infallibility of office papal or conciliar in union with the pope as per Rome, which has presumed to infallibly declare that she is and will perpetually be infallible whenever she speaks in accordance with her infallibly defined scope and subject-based criteria, which renders her declaration that she is infallible, to be infallible, as well as all else she accordingly declares.
And thus a faithful RC is not to seek to ascertain the veracity of RC teaching by examination of evidences. For to do so would be to doubt the claims of Rome to be the assuredly infallible magisterium, by which a RC obtains assurance of Truth. For since Catholicism’s claim of ensured magisterial veracity is the basis for a faithful Catholics assurance of doctrine, we see statements such as: It was the charge of the Reformers that the Catholic doctrines were not primitive, and their pretension was to revert to antiquity.
But the appeal to antiquity is both a treason and a heresy. It is a treason because it rejects the Divine voice of the Church at this hour, and a heresy because it denies that voice to be Divine I may say in strict truth that the Church has no antiquity.
1870 Reasons Christianity is False
John Chan, a junior colleague, got me thinking about how technology impacts our learning and even our church life. I wish to challenge all parts of his general statements. I will only speak on what I know from teaching preachers how to communicate on the pulpit and on New Testament studies. Anyone wanting my further opinion on communications in modern media age can consult my second Chinese monograph on preaching, published by Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, a textbook I use for my preaching classes.
If all sexual activity outside of marriage is a sin, is it also a sin to kiss outside of marriage? Before continuing with this article, please review the preamble included at the beginning of Scott’s first article in this series, “Biblical Dating: How It’s Different From Modern Dating.” All.
Ideas are not people, so I’m never criticising the people. But you know how we humans are: So last November I gutted EnochTest, in the name of saving webspace. I don’t have that excuse now; sites are upgraded to Geocities Plus. To go to the revised 13 quickly, just Click Here. So Book of Enoch is irrelevant, and its vaunted Chapter 33 is actually the worst inaccuracy in it; all this, besides the fact the book is horribly derisive against God: It’s really not hard to tell when a book lies.
Look for the derision against God: Then pray for those who still believe the falsehood, because no one ever means to malign God. Whenever you study Bible, you first have to account for its whys. Else, you don’t know the meaning of the whats you have. Here, the problem is, “why the years?
Its not like they do not already know how to get in touch with each other but if you are serious Dr Geisler can be contacted at Veritas Evangelical Seminary. January 27, at January 28, at
According to the Bible, God killed or authorized the killings of up to 25 million people. This is the God of which Jesus was an integral part.
Greetings to all and welcome to our website for The Unity of the Spirit. Though we try to blog at least four times a year, we also believe there is a wealth of information for spiritual growth already available through the web-site articles, links, etc. Nevertheless, the year is a special anniversary year for those of us associated with The Unity of the Spirit. In fact, there are several interconnected 25th anniversaries that center around for us.
Perhaps, the foundational and unifying 25th anniversary, which greatly affected the others, is the starting of the Bible fellowship twenty five years ago that eventually developed into Cary Christian Fellowship. The result has been a wonderful, loving, growing group of believers of all age ranges. However, what is most important about this fellowship is that every participant is considered a vital part of it and all continue to play a vital role as members in particular of the body of Christ within our local fellowships.
Of course, I know that there are many, many others. With the huge variety of churches that exist today throughout the world I pray that all Christian believers can find a similar type of fellowship within their own local church or by starting a fellowship of their own. No guiding human authority is required to authorize this. Only God knows where and how it can develop from there.
My prayer is that every local church can have the blessing that has been ours as participants in Cary Christian Fellowship for the past 25 years.
Fatima: Mary and the Struggle Against Satan
It confuses, perplexes, and even angers both Christians and non-Christians alike. It sounds elitist, holier-than-thou, and downright condescending. Really must be Christian meh? If your standard not so high I would intro you to my friend s already lah. Perfect in the sense that he was almost exactly like me, we liked the same things, had the same tastes, he knew what kind of stuff I would like, we supported the same football team.. But decisions like this do baffle, and so they should and must be clearly explained.
The potential for a young person’s heart to be broken, and for there to be great pain is there in a courtship just as it is in dating. There is a godly way to date without placing on the relationship all of the rules, regulations, and strains of courtship.
Sad Brother December 5, at 5: She did it before, but her heart is very hard. Jack Wellman December 5, at 9: I will pray that God will convict her of this sin and that He would comfort you thru others and our prayers here and know that you are not alone brother on your knees. We kneel beside you and I am so sorry for such pain and it makes me pray all the more for the kingdom of come.
Stephanie Garza January 28, at