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Eroded, Eclipsed and Liquidated!

“God is Being Eroded, Eclipsed, Liquidated” in the United States, Cardinal Says

Robert Sarah warned against a ‘demonic’ threat to American society and encouraged prayer.

Recent events in the U.S. are destroying Americans’ ability to connect to God, according to Cardinal Robert Sarah, a native of the West African nation of Guinea.

In a keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, Cardinal Sarah said that in the United States, “God is being eroded, eclipsed, liquidated,” Catholic News Agency reports.

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Author’s book on Hitchens gets him on Fox, MSNBC

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Larry Taunton, a Christian author in Birmingham [Alabama], has recently made TV appearances on the right-leaning Fox News and on the left-leaning MSNBC.

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Tauton’s book, released on April 12, 2016

 

Taunton’s book, ‘The Faith of Christopher Hitchens,’ was released on April 12, 2016.

Taunton’s new book on famous atheist Christopher Hitchens, who died in 2011, has gotten rave reviews from prominent atheists, and prominent Christians.

 

It’s a hot topic among liberal and conservative intellectuals.

Taunton, founder of the Christian ministry the Fixed Point Foundation in Birmingham, became friends with Hitchens in 2008 when the bestselling atheist author of “God is Not Great” began challenging Christians to debates. Read more of this post

Bible Verses out of Context

Patrick Mabilog got it right here.  Read is latest from Christianity Today.

Of all the literary pieces that have existed all across time, there is none that has received as much attack and ridicule as the Bible. And in every time that the Bible has been abused, it was taken out of context.

Many atheists, liberalists and even Christians have claimed that there are parts of the Bible that are obsolete, redundant or flawed. However, that is far from the truth because it is complete and perfect in every way. The only reason why people find flaws is because it is taken out of context.

The saddest part of this all is that it’s not just non-Christians that use the Bible out of context, but many believers have also become guilty of taking some scriptures in the Bible out of the original context. Here are just a few of the many popular scriptures that are taken with the wrong context.

Philippians 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Read more of this post

America, Religion and Their History Together

Someone who has studied American history more than I has weighed in on what role religion or more importantly belief in God and America’s public forums.

I am speaking of Chief Justice Antonin Scalia.   His remarks were covered in the Salt Lake Tribune.

Below are quotes from the piece and not necessarily in the order presented there.

There is “no place” in the country’s constitutional traditions for the idea that the state must be neutral between religion and its absence. “To tell you the truth, there is no place for that in our constitutional tradition. Where did that come from?” he asked.  “To be sure, you can’t favor one denomination over another but can’t favor religion over non-religion?”

He also said there is “nothing wrong” with the idea of presidents and others invoking God in speeches. He said God has been good to America because Americans have honored him. Read more of this post

Secularism vs. Christianity in the West

The refusal by a nation to be instructed (by) and led by God brings one estrangement from Him, “and that estrangement is an estrangement from life that must be corrected at once” if disaster is to be avoided. As long as secularists usurp ultimate rule of America, “there is impotence, unrighteousness and dependence upon the forces which would destroy us. It is only when we come to the end of ourselves and acknowledge God’s right to rule our lives that we can experience the divine empowerment for righteousness.”

The above quote is a concluding paragraph from an article which takes it’s initiative from an NPR article. Read more of this post

Couldn’t explain it, didn’t understand it, but I knew…

This is a reblog of an earlier blog about Billy Lind’s life.  It is relevant to a new discussion on homosexuality.

A Christian at transformation time (conversion) said that was his state.  He knew something had happened–something good! But, he didn’t understand what had happened or how it happened.  He just knew, even though he could not explain what had happened to him.

You’ll hear these phrases in this video if you want to take a look.  Now this is a real conversion from a very bad state of being.

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God Isn’t Dead in Gotham, nor in New York City

‘Cheer up, you’re worse than you think,’ Rev. Timothy Keller says with a smile. He’s explaining that humans are more weak, more fallen, more warped than they ‘ever dare admit or even believe.’ Then comes the good news: At the same time people are ‘more loved in Christ and more accepted than they could ever imagine or hope.’

Tim Keller is my kind of guy.   I’ve come to understand how bad I am.  I’ve also come to understand that even for the lowest in society there is hope.

I love Keller’s assessment of all of us regarding to our idolatry.

‘Everyone has a God, everyone has a way of salvation, we just don’t use the term,’ he says. ‘St. Augustine would say: What makes you what you really are is what you love the most.’ Mr. Keller adds that he likes ‘to show secular people that they’re not quite as unreligious as they think. They’re putting their hopes in something, and they’re living for it.’ For ambitious, driven New Yorkers, it’s often a career, he says. ‘I try to tell people: The only reason you’re laying yourself out like this is because you’re not really just working. This is very much your religion.’

If there’s no God, he says in sermons, then everything you do at work will be forgotten, and nothing you can do in your career will earn lasting significance. But if Christianity is true, then ‘every good endeavor,’ he likes to say, no matter how small, ‘can matter forever.’ One tough part for people, he says, is coming under ‘God’s authority,’ because ‘you have to find your identity in Christ, and not in just fulling yourself,’ That ‘completely collides with what the culture is telling people.’

Every other religion has a founder that says: ‘I’ll show you the way to God.’ Only Christianity of all the major world religions has a founder that says: ‘I’m God, come to find you.’ If that’s right, he has to be the superior way to find God. If it’s wrong, he says, then it’s an inferior religion. Not a lot of wiggle room there, even on Christmas.

Good thoughts and wisdom Mr. Keller.

Related:

God is not Dead!

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Being A Christian

Here are some great thoughts from a digital magazine for all of us:  Relevant Magazine.  Check the link below for more on these issues from Tyler Speegle.

1. Your Behavior Affects God’s Love For You.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO TRY TO USE YOUR BEHAVIOR TO EARN GOD’S LOVE. HE LOVES YOU DESPITE YOUR BEHAVIOR.

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Leap of Faith

What goes into the decision to believe–in Jesus as the Christ–many things.  End the end, we all make a significant step of

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faith or step in the opposite direction from Jesus.

Here is a quote  from Sheldon Vanauken, who studied English Literature at Yale and Oxford.  He came to faith in 1951 with some guidance from non other than C. S. Lewis. Read more of this post

Only The Word of God Can do this?

Sometimes 1 pictures is worth 1000 words. This is one of those pictures.

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What does this picture do for you?  Are you sensing Jesus through His Word embracing you as this?  Do you want to experience Jesus this way?

I am spending this year, 2013, diving into the Word of God and longing through this experience to sense His work in my heart and life.  This has been extreme pleasure and joy.  Feel free to comment.

Other blogs you may find interesting:

Names, Titles and Characters of Jesus Christ

Imprisoned in Iran and Lived to Tell About It

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