John Byde Mark, you are right. You are welcome in any catholic church — but on exactly the same basis as every other churchgoer: We go to church on ITS terms — not ours. In any given week I attend Mass, I never know what the sins of my fellow attendees are, nor do I want to know. Most people seek after other things. What a bunch of utter hypocrites this lot are.
Some youtubers who talk about futile matters like entertainment or even curse in their videos sometimes also say they are Christians. Some Instagram Models who show off their bodies in bikini say they are Christian and post Bible verses in their pictures. Are these people sinning or are they Christian at all? Also, if you are an Instagram Model who only post modest pictures or an Youtuber who talks only about good stuff, you could eventually be sinning too causing people to envy your status or your material wealth, denying humility without realizing it.
So would it be not wise for a Christian to be famous at all on the Internet? NathChristian Nov 18, at
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It is reposted here because of its relevance to ongoing discussions about faith, revelation, context and proclamation. First, the elephant in the room. I believe the Bible is without error in everything it affirms. I believe what the Bible says is true, is true. Neither of those statements is original. I learned the first one from Dr.
And in fact, I did give a little more explanation in a post on The Impractical Catholic which published the day before. The first reason is personal: But the other reasons have to do with the changing nature of the culture war, changes which force me to conclude that American Christians need a different strategy just to survive let alone overcome.
However, the struggle is now over the shape that post-Christian American culture will take.
“A Wrinkle in Time” definitely has some strong moments, led by some very colorful visuals. Some scenes are stunning, while some are a little over-the-top. One highlight includes a scene where the kids are riding on a leaf creature above mountains and valleys.
Share I think feminism made Kavanaugh a rapist. Activists hold up police tape in front of the Supreme Court building. When, in Ancient Greece, men were the insertive partners with male citizen youth, they were not gay, nor were they straight; when Sambian boys fellate Sambian men in order to ingest their manhood and become men themselves, it is not, at least within their cultural context, pedophilia.
Acts of sexual violence and sexual assault seem to have been around since the beginning of recorded history—but those acts did not necessarily produce the rapist, despite producing misery for the women who were raped. But the current MeToo movement—not to mention 50 years of feminist theorizing, legal intervention and activism around sexual violence—has resulted now in new sorts of sexual species.
We have finally named the rapist, the workplace harasser, the serial jerk who ignores consent. That leaves us with a few questions which we can never fully answer, such as: I was 16, maybe I remember the party. I remember he tackled me onto the ground. I remember he was a high school wrestler. I remember everyone laughing.
I can still feel the shame and embarrassment of being almost raped in front of everyone I knew.
The two statements above are clearly interdependent. The Bible tells Christians that God is infallible, and Christians believe the Bible because they believe it was written by an infallible deity. Almost a self-fulfilling prophecy, almost. Using genealogy, we can roughly estimate the age of the earth, as stated by the Bible, to be years.
Once we grasp the high price Jesus paid to have us as his children, our lives should never be the same. As a new believer, you will still experience temptation, and there may be times of doubt and failure. But he will never give up on you, and as you include him in your life, you will experience his faithfulness and the power to live for him. If you are ready to begin this new life with Christ, we encourage you to review these promises and growth principles. New Life in Christ If you have made the decision to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord, you are his child for all eternity.
As his child, you are given an inheritance that includes the following wonderful promises: Jesus enters your life, never to leave. Jesus forgives all your sins. Jesus gives you eternal life with him. Jesus hears and answers your prayers. Jesus gives you power to obey him. Youth leader Samantha Tidball tells how, when she was a teenager, she dated a number of guys and repeatedly found herself bored after a few weeks of dating.
And she says it was sort of the same thing when she first began a relationship with God.
For years, Christians clung to his words about faith, fruits of the Spirit, and redemption. However, modern audiences have been less inclined to support all of his views. After all, readers might only remember him as belittling the role of women, approving of slavery, and arguing with the apostles. Yet, his letters still contain much truth that could benefit people today.
First of all, Paul brings up the important point of unity within the Christian church. However, one of the main points that Paul insists upon is believers acting as one body with many parts.
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Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern hemisphere. But just how did the Christmas festival originate? The Bible offers few clues: Yet most scholars would urge caution about extracting such a precise but incidental detail from a narrative whose focus is theological rather than calendrical.
The extrabiblical evidence from the first and second century is equally spare: There is no mention of birth celebrations in the writings of early Christian writers such as Irenaeus c. Origen of Alexandria c. According to John, Jesus is crucified just as the Passover lambs are being sacrificed. This would have occurred on the 14th of the Hebrew month of Nisan, just before the Jewish holiday began at sundown considered the beginning of the 15th day because in the Hebrew calendar, days begin at sundown.
In Matthew, Mark and Luke, however, the Last Supper is held after sundown, on the beginning of the 15th.
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In some non-Christian areas, periods of former colonial rule introduced the celebration (e.g. Hong Kong); in others, Christian minorities or foreign cultural influences have led populations to observe the holiday. Countries such as Japan, where Christmas is popular despite there being only a small number of Christians, have adopted many of the.
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Socrates crucial point is that justice is more important than life itself, for an unjust life, as he implies elsewhere in the Apology, is not worth living. But is there any principle higher than justice? It would seem so. In the Sermon on the Mount, Christ teaches us to love our enemies. Any just man will love those who are virtuous; but to love those who are by nature unlovable simply because they are a child of God manifests a more profound respect for creation.
So, it seems that charity is more important than justice.
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Who We Are After more than four decades of ministry, the Institute for Creation Research remains a leader in scientific research within the context of biblical creation. Henry Morris in , ICR exists to conduct scientific research within the realms of origins and Earth history, and then to educate the public both formally and informally through graduate and professional training programs, through conferences and seminars around the country, and through books, magazines, and media presentations.
ICR was established for three main purposes: As a research organization, ICR conducts laboratory, field, theoretical, and library research on projects that seek to understand the science of origins and Earth history. As an educational institution, ICR offers formal courses of instruction, conducts seminars and workshops, and presents lectures, as well as other means of instruction. With 30 years experience in graduate education, first through our California-based science education program , and now through the degree programs at the School of Biblical Apologetics , ICR trains men and women to do real-world apologetics with a foundation of biblical authority and creation science.
ICR also offers a one-year, non-degree training program for professionals called the Creationist Worldview. Additionally, ICR scientists and staff speak to numerous groups each year through seminars and conferences. ICR also publishes the daily devotional Days of Praise with over , readers worldwide. Additionally, the scientists and staff at ICR publish various books and videos on medicine, history, apologetics, theology, and science.
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A slave worships his owner, the assembled of Satan worship an angel, and Roman soldiers mocking Jesus worship him. By translating the same word different ways, these modern Bibles are adding a bit of linguistic support to the idea that the people who knew Jesus understood him to be God. In other words, with a little translational trickery, a fundamental tenet of Christianity—that Jesus is God—was reinforced in the Bible, even in places where it directly contradicts the rest of the verse.
But the publishers of some Bibles decided to insert their beliefs into translations that had nothing to do with the Greek. Which raises a big issue for Christians: So where does the clear declaration of God and Jesus as part of a triumvirate appear in the Greek manuscripts? And in that deception lies a story of mass killings. It seems nonsensical, but the belief that he refused to convey a clear message has led to the slaughter of many thousands of Christians by Christians. In fact, Christians are believed to have massacred more followers of Jesus than any other group or nation.
Groups who believed Jesus was two entities—God and man—killed those who thought Jesus was merely flesh and blood. Some felt certain God inspired Old Testament Scriptures, others were convinced they were the product of a different, evil God. Indeed, for hundreds of years after the death of Jesus, groups adopted radically conflicting writings about the details of his life and the meaning of his ministry, and murdered those who disagreed.
For many centuries, Christianity was first a battle of books and then a battle of blood. The reason, in large part, was that there were no universally accepted manuscripts that set out what it meant to be a Christian, so most sects had their own gospels.