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Call To Discernment

Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity in lieu of watered-down, entertainment oriented churchianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle 

November 21, 2014

7:27 PM - Mid-East Prophecy Update

November 16th, 2014
32 minutes with Pastor J.D. Farag
http://youtu.be/jMYi8cog3Oo

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6:25 PM - GOP is as Evil as Obama

In some cases Republicans are actually worse as the second story below proves. The GOP has been making fools of conservatives since at least Reagan was in office. You'd think people would eventually learn what whores they are but they don't

GOP Leaders Secretly Trying To Fund Obama’s Amnesty Decree

November 14, 2014

No… your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Republican leaders have just been caught red-handed. They SAY they’re doing everything in their power to stop Barack Obama’s lawless and unconstitutional amnesty decree, BUT they’re also meeting behind closed doors with Democratic leaders, at this very moment, to give Obama the funds he needs to execute that lawless and unconstitutional order.

“The federal government is currently funded through a continuing resolution that runs out at midnight on December 11. Salmon, echoing similar calls from Republican senators Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Mike Lee of Utah, proposes that Congress pass a bill that would fund the government until early next year. If the president moves ahead with his executive amnesty, the expiring continuing resolution would give Republicans an opportunity to block funding for the president’s action after both houses of Congress are under Republicans’ control. But that plan has a tough road ahead. Republican leadership in the House is eager to pass a spending bill through the 2015 fiscal year before the start of the new Congress. Members from both parties on both sides of the Capitol began formally meeting last Tuesday to negotiate the details of an omnibus spending bill.”
Senator Jeff Sessions

http://www.nesaranetwork.com/2014/11/14/breaking-gop-leaders-secretly-trying-to-fund-obamas-amnesty-decree/

Republicans Block Bill to Reign in NSA Spying on Americans


The USA Freedom Act effectively died on the Senate floor last night, failing to garner the 60 votes needed to move to full debate.

The legislation would have ended the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of domestic phone call records, so-called metadata.

"We got 58 votes out of 100 senators. Normally, that would be enough to pass a bill, but the Republican leader wanted it filibustered and wanted it blocked, didn’t want to have amendments, didn’t want to go forward."
Senator Patrick Leahy

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/whats-next-for-nsa-reform-in-congress/

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November 20, 2014

6:54 PM - Bible Verses for Today

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.
Hebrews 1:1-2

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3:32 PM - Muslims Chant for Allah at National Cathedral

It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America's most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: "There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only servant and Apostle."

Only this was not a movie. This was the scene, last Friday, for the first time in history, at the iconic National Cathedral in Washington, where orthodox Muslim clerics were invited to lead an Islamic prayer service. A congregation of hundreds were lead by an Imam in declaring that "god has no son, that Jesus Christ cannot be his son, and that there is no god like Allah."

Only a single middle-age woman jumped up in the middle of the service and shouted, "America was founded on Christian principles. . . . Leave our church alone!" She was escorted quickly out of the church by security guards.

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http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/25544/Default.aspx

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11:01 AM - Hating the Pre-Trib Rapture is Not a Light Matter

Friendly disagreement is one thing but hate is entirely different. Just look how many people in alternative media are preaching a gospel of preparedness, and also profiting from it, instead of the soon coming of Jesus. Most Christians are going to be completely unprepared to meet Jesus. These people, maybe even without realizing it, are falling in line with the heresies of the one world emerging church system.

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Evangelical bookstores typically feature many writers who hate the doctrine of an imminent Rapture of the saints, in spite of the fact that it is plainly described in Paul's writings and the early saints were living in expectation of it.

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

"Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh" (Matthew 24:44).

"For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come" (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10).

James and Peter and John also taught that the Lord's coming is at hand.

"Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door" (Jam. 5:9).

"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto  prayer" (1 Pet. 4:7).

"Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand" (Rev. 1:3).

In contrast, consider the following heretical statements against the imminent return of Christ:

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http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/hating_the_rapture.html

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10:58 AM - Spiritual Ebola Should Be Our Main Concern

Our children are bleeding out the eyes and ears. It is not blood that they are emitting, but heritage. Very few of our children really understand the Gospel of the Kingdom and what it's impact is supposed to be on the world. We have turned Christianity into a personal life-style choice.

There is no other way to explain what is going on. The American Church is hemorrhaging. The foundation upon which all morality springs is cracking like an egg. If Christians can no longer recognize or defend the truth we can expect the blood-letting to continue. Only a super-sized moral tourniquet can stop the oozing from the body of America.

Somewhere along the line we stopped thinking generationally. We failed to pass along to our children's children the Rock of Ages upon which our nation was anchored. As a result, our nation is wobbling, struggling to find it's footing on the sinking-sand of humanism. Our nation is suffering from Spiritual Ebola.

Ebola attacks the immune system. It stops the body from functioning properly. It is not the Ebola that eventually kills but the failure of the immune system to properly fight it off. For generations Christianity was the American immune system. Only recently, since it has been removed from the education of our children, has evil been able to run so unopposed.

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http://www.newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave396.htm

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10:56 AM - Eating Organic and at Home is Not an Option Anymore

Unless in your future you want to supply the medical mafia with more business from your toxin induced illnesses. Organic foods can often be found greatly reduced. Just this week I purchased 10lbs. of organic potatoes for just $5.98 at a major grocery store. They had begun to sprout and turn green but if I just peel a little deeper they are perfectly fine. Some regular produce is low in pesticides. You just have to know that to avoid. Potatoes are one of the worst offenders. I haven't eaten out in 30 years and have no regrets. But now it's a silent minefield in fast food joints compared to then.

20 Ingredients To Memorize and Avoid In ANY Food You Consume
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/11/20-ingredients-to-memorize-and-avoid-in.html


McDonald's Toxic French Fries
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2014/11/mcdonalds-transparency-campaign.html

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November 18, 2014

7:00 PM - Church of Tares

Newly updated 3 hour version

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6:54 PM - Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Plan To Destroy All Christian Churches

If nothing else has been proof enough this article and the documentary video on a subsequent post should be the final proof of which side Rick Warren is working for.

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Church Transitions, an associate of Saddleback Church in California, trains the clique initiating the change in eight published steps. The church membership is not to be informed of the transition until the fourth step. After the sixth step in the process of change, if there are some in the church who voice concerns, the following is suggested:

1.  Identify those who are resisting the changes;
2.  Assess the effectiveness of their opposition;
3.  Befriend those who are undecided about the changes;
4.  Marginalize more persistent resisters;
5.  Vilify those who stay and fight; and
6.  Establish new rules that will silence all resistance.

Signs your church is under attack.

1. Change in music to a contemporary rock style.
2. Removal of hymn books; eliminating the choir.
3. Replacement of organ and piano with heavy metal instruments.
4. Repetitive singing of praise lyrics.
5. Dressing down to casual and informal attire.
6. Eliminating of business meetings, church committees, council of elders, board of deacons, etc.
7. The pastor, or a new leader with a few assistants, usually four, takes charge of all church business.
8. A repetitive 40-day Purpose Driven Church study program stressing psychological relationships with each other, the community, or the
     world, begins.
9. Funded budgeted programs are abandoned, or ignored, with ambiguous financial reports made.
10. Sunday morning, evening, and/or Wednesday prayer meetings are changed to other times; some may even be eliminated.
11. Sunday School teachers are moved to different classes, or replaced by new teachers more sympathetic with the changes being
       implemented.
12. The name "Sunday School" is dropped and classes are given new names.
13. Crosses and other traditional Christian symbols may be moved from both the inside and outside of the church buildings. The pulpit
       may also be removed.
14. In accordance with Dr. Warren’s instructions, new version Bibles are used; or only verses flashed on a screen are referenced during
       regular services.
15. Purpose Driven Church films, purchased from Saddleback, precede or are used during regular services.
16. The decor, including the carpets, may be changed to eliminate any resemblance to the former church.
17. The word "church" is often taken from the name of the church, and the church may be called a "campus". Denominational names
       may also be removed.
18. An emphasis on more fun and party sessions for the youth.
19. Elimination of altar calls or salvation invitations at the close of the services.
20. The elimination of such words as "unsaved", "lost", "sin", "Hell", "Heaven" and other Gospel verities from the pastor’s messages.
21. The reclassification of the saved and lost to the "churched" and the "unchurched".
22. The marginalizing, or ostracizing, of all who are not avid promoters of the new Purpose Driven Program.
23. Closed meetings between the pastor or chosen staff members without any reports made to the general membership.
24. Open hostility to members who do not openly embrace the new program, or who may have left for another church.

Full article and how to fight back
http://www.scionofzion.com/purpose_driven.htm




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November 17, 2014

7:04 PM - Quotes for Today

"If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified."

"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity."

Leonard Ravenhill, (1907–1994), evangelist from England

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7:01 PM - Time to Get Back to New Testament Christianity

Bible based Christianity is the only real kind there is. All this other spiritual crap in churches that masquerades for it is from the pit of hell. Satan does his worst damage within the church and he is good at using the Bible to help do it. His version of it that is.

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As you can see, the disciples never failed to rock the boat, upset the masses, cause divisions, and spark controversy and mayhem. If that was the standard response to the early disciples and their ministry, perhaps we ought to be asking ourselves what sort of response we are getting.

Moreover, just like John the Baptist and Jesus, the early disciples preached repentance. Repentance was their major theme, along with warning about wrath to come. Recall that Jesus often spoke about repentance, and he spoke far more about hell than heaven. The early disciples did the same. In fact, not once did the disciples include the love of God in their preaching. It was always a call to repentance, and to flee the wrath to come.

Full article
http://billmuehlenberg.com/2014/11/17/time-to-get-back-to-new-testament-christianity/

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6:56 PM - America's Spineless Christian Men

Cowardice and genuine Christianity are incompatible. The reason America's pulpits and pews are filled with cowards is because they aren't Christians. They only carry a meaningless label.

If men won't proclaim Jesus as Lord, AND LIVE LIKE IT, then God will use women. If not women he will use children. But one way or another the message of the truth of Jesus as Lord will get out and our godless government can do nothing to silence it. They will try but never fully succeed. Not even with their concentration camps awaiting occupancy.

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I have said this before, and I will keep saying it until I see some real changes taking place around here: Where are all the godly, courageous men of faith? Why do they seem to be an endangered species? Why is it that whenever some crisis comes up that demands Christian action and bravery, it is Christian women who lead the charge?

Praise God for these fearless and totally committed Christian women. But I sure wish we had some Christian men to join their ranks. I am ashamed to be a Christian male to be honest, when so often I see courageous women standing up and being counted, while all the pansy girly-men cower behind their skirts.

Enough already! We need some men with backbone – men with some Holy Ghost boldness to take back what the devil has stolen. Enough of all these wimps for Jesus and spineless wonders. Now more than ever we need real men – real Christian men – to stand, to fight, and to do valiantly for our God.

My reason for writing this is because once again, the church of Jesus Christ is under direct Satanic attack, and it takes a brave Christian woman to make a godly stance. Where are all the Christian men? I speak to your shame! Stop all this cowardliness and start acting like soldiers of Jesus Christ.

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http://barbwire.com/2014/11/17/away-spineless-christian-men/

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6:51 PM - Woman Proclaiming Jesus as Lord Ejected from National Cathedral

The National Cathedral is a den of demons. I wonder if it has ever been a real Christian church.

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Woman interrupts Muslim service at National Cathedral: 'Jesus Christ is Lord'

"Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We have built enough of your mosques in this country. Why don't you worship in your mosques and leave our churches alone? …America was founded on Christian principles…Leave our church alone!"

Full story with video
http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/christians-muslims-conquering-washington-national-cathedral/#comment-1694771265

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6:48 PM - Tidal Wave of Homosexual Perversion to Flood Churches

Another CCM artist admits she is homosexual. How many more are there still in hiding? Will they be the final destructive force that silences all churches?

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Churches warned: 'Tidal wave of gay theology' looming

Evangelist sued for Bible preaching sees lesbian worship singer as harbinger

An evangelical Christian worship singer who has been urging churches to change their doctrine on homosexual behavior since announcing she is a lesbian is at the forefront of a coming tidal wave of "infiltration" of the church by promoters of the "gay" agenda, contends evangelical attorney, evangelist and activist Scott Lively.

Lively, president of Abiding Truth Ministries, said that with insiders on the offensive such as Vicky Beeching, a British-born artist who has become popular among evangelicals in the U.S., he expects "attacks on Christians in America like we've never seen before."

He explained that after the Stonewall riots in 1969, homosexual activists banded together to oppose every American institution that did not fully accept and promote homosexual behavior.

The first victory was over the American Psychiatric Association, and within 40 years, every other group had been conquered, he said. The Boy Scouts were the latest to fall, just a year ago.

Now, the only organization left is the church, he said.

"All of their battle-hardened activists and enormous resources are all directed at the church," he said.

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http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/churches-warned-tidal-wave-of-gay-theology-looming/

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6:44 PM - The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

“Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”
­ John 15:20

Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you haven’t noticed, times are a-changin’. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow God’s command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted.

“A servant is not greater than his master.”

I don’t presume to compare my friend Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries to Jesus Christ. None of us can compare, even remotely, to the one and only God-man ­ to the Lord of the universe and exclusive path to eternal salvation. That said, Pastor Lively is one of the most “Christ-like” people I’ve had the honor to know.

As did Christ, Scott Lively speaks absolute truth, in absolute love, with absolutely no fear of personal destruction or even death. He loves everyone, whether friend or foe, Christian or pagan, straight or “gay.”

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http://www.rense.com/general96/crucif.html

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6:43 PM - The Medical Shadow Government

by Jon Rappoport

Over the last 50 years, tireless researchers have uncovered and revealed the existence of various elites that control governments and populations:

Banks, super-banks, the military-industrial complex, intelligence agencies, psyop propagandists, Wall Street, and so forth and so on.

For some reason, these researchers, many of them, have a blind spot when it comes to the ongoing operations of a shadow medical government.

Blind spot. And also fear. Fear of criticism and ridicule for exposing sacred sacraments of society—like vaccination.

Like psychiatry.

Like (phony) epidemics.

This tells you how strong and pervasive the pro-medical propagandists are. How much media power they wield. How much science they can fabricate. How thoroughly they can discredit and exile their critics, when those critics cut too close to the bone and expose too much truth.

Truth?

For example: by conservative assessment, the US medical system kills 225,000 people a year like clockwork. Which comes out to 2.25 million American killings per decade. (Barbara Starfield, JAMA, July 26, 2000, “Is US health really the best in the world?”)

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http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/the-medical-shadow-government/


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9:14 AM - The Inadequacy of Experience

Personal experience can be a great learning tool in the spiritual realm but ONLY if it is viewed in light of God's Word. Otherwise it can literally lead people to eternal damnation even though they think they are okay. Nothing should ever trump the Word of God. It is the embodiment of truth.

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Only if we are exposed to the Word of God, the Bible [regularly], will we be able to see the world as it actually is. All human theories have blind spots, and those who adhere to them do not realize all the theories they think true—on which they rely—are full of holes. Literally, men just can't see the truth because of their blind spots.

Full article
http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/blog/?p=16393

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9:12 AM - Mennonite College Goes New Age

Hesston College (Kansas) dedicates prayer labyrinth
http://mennolite.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/mennonite-college-dedicates-new-prayer-labyrinth/

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9:01 AM - The United Holographic States of America

By Paul McGuire

There is a convergence of unprecedented events coming to America and the world that will go into a kind of hyper-drive in 2015 or soon after. It is difficult to set exact dates because there are various forces which can change the dynamic. The important point is that none of these geopolitical, economic, scientific, technological, or sociological forces are due to random chance or accidents. The primary drivers are globally and socially engineered forces planned by a scientific elite. This elite manipulates economies, food prices, social structures, and what could be called the mass or collective consciousness of the American people through science and technology that most people have no idea exists.

What we now call America is simply a kind of holographic projection of consciousness and interdimensional forces by this elite along with the mass mind or "hive mind" of the collective… the collective consciousness. To use a term coined by the Canadian MKULTRA psychiatrist, Dr. Cameron, the national "hive mind" and the global "hive mind" have been produced by processes such as "depatterning." Dr. Cameron conducted experiments on "patients" in a psychiatric hospital where he would literally wipe their minds clean through powerful psychiatric drugs, electroshock therapy, and playing endless hours of
hypnotic audio tapes that essentially erased people's minds so that he could program them the way he wanted to.

Prior to 1950, America was primarily a nation which held to some form of Christian values, patriotism, traditional family values, capitalism, and a belief in right or wrong. However, after World War II, America brought into our nation Nazi mind control scientists under what was called Operation Paperclip, and in the early 1960s the Tavistock Institute launched a campaign from Great Britain to completely transform America through sex, drugs, rock'n'roll, and the mysticism of a tsunami of British rock bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and many others.

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http://www.newswithviews.com/McGuire/paul235.htm

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8:59 AM - The United States of Babylon

Is America end time Babylon? No other city/state/country even comes close to  the wickedness produced by America and exported worldwide. No other is so full of hypocrisy, allegedly defending freedom while enslaving and pillaging worldwide. No other has so turned it's back on God. And no other so deserving of the judgement of God.

Read on
http://www.itsalmostmidnight.com/blog/welcome-to-the-united-states-of-babylon

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November 16, 2014

7:40 PM - Alternative Medicine Frauds and Fraudsters

I'm a big believer in alternative medicine. Without chiropractic treatment I would have died many decades ago. I have never had a personal M.D. that would even recognize it as legitimate medicine. Thankfully today some M.D.'s do. Even in chiropractic one has to be careful as some "neck crackers" are just as dangerous as MD's with their pharmaceuticals.

Mainstream medicine is so riddled with fraud from billion dollar corporate interests as to be almost useless except for life threatening emergencies. But alternative medicine has become such big business in recent decades that it is also riddled with fraud. The hard part is discerning who and what to believe. So many "experts" have ulterior motives in promoting what they sell as helpful. It's a lifelong learning process. The website of the articles linked below is a new one to me and absolutely filled with information I have just begun to search.

The Most Common Fraudulent Therapies in Alternative Medicine
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/637-common-frauds-of-alternative-medicine.html

The Legend of Mike Adams (who often appears with Alex Jones) and the Reality
a very detailed report
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/616-special-report-the-legend-of-mike-adams-and-the-reality.html

Dr. Andrew Weil: Whose Side is He Really On?
http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/294-doctor-andrew-weil-whose-side-is-he-really-on.html

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9:11 AM - Quote for Today

"If the Christian community was united we would be a force to be reckoned with. For example, imagine how different this country would be if all Christians believed that the Lord was coming back for us soon, and and began to live their lives accordingly."
Jack Kelley
http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/why-are-we-fractured/#more-4578

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9:10 AM - It's Your Choice

If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me.
Mark 8:34

On one side stands the crowd. Jeering. Baiting. Demanding. On the other stands a peasant. Swollen lips. Lumpy eye. Lofty promise. One promises acceptance, the other a cross. One offers flesh and flash, the other offers faith.

The crowd challenges, "Follow us and fit in." Jesus promises, "Follow me and stand out." They promise to please. God promises to save. God looks at you and asks, "Which will be your choice?"

Max Lucado, from A Gentle Thunder

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9:09 AM - Disciples of Christ or the Devil?

This makes no sense to me unless it's an insult and direct attack on those that love the old hymns. The theology of old hymns and alcohol consumption, especially in church, doesn't mix. It's the CCM crowd that is more open to tolerance of sin and liberality.

Church offers up frosty beer for the faithful


East Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tulsa Oklahoma is offering beer and hymns Sunday to faithful followers who would like to worship the old fashioned way.

Details
http://www.fox23.com/news/news/national/church-offers-frosty-beer-faithful/nhq7F/

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9:07 AM - Are Your Bags Packed?

It is my observation that more Christians are realizing we are approaching Christ's return. Unfortunately, they still comprise a very large minority in Christendom. All Christians will be taken by surprise when this takes place because none of us know God's timing for the Rapture. However, most Christians will REALLY be surprised since they either do not believe in the Rapture of the Church or are unfamiliar with this event.

Sad to say, many of those who will not be a part of the snatching away (Rapture) of the true Church, will be shocked, horrified and angry. Others will be delighted that we are gone.

The Bible is very clear that prior to the seven years (Tribulation) remaining on Israel's time clock, the Lord Jesus Christ will remove His Church. By my saying, "Are your bags packed" I simply mean for Christians, "Are you looking for our Lord's return?" For those who are not Christians I am saying, "If you are alive at that time, will you have made yourself ready between now and then?"

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http://grant-phillips.blogspot.com/2014/11/are-your-bags-packed.html#more

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9:06 AM - Roman Empire Fell from Homosexuality and Effeminacy

And doesn't this perfectly describe America?

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A prominent Italian historian has claimed that the Roman Empire collapsed because a "contagion of homosexuality and effeminacy" made it easy pickings for barbarian hordes, sparking a furious row.

Roberto De Mattei, 63, the deputy head of the country's National Research Council, claimed that the empire was fatally weakened after conquering Carthage, which he described as "a paradise for homosexuals".

The remarks prompted angry calls for his resignation, with critics saying his comments were homophobic, offensive and unbecoming of his position.

The fall of the Roman Empire was a result of "the effeminacy of a few in Carthage, a paradise for homosexuals, who infected the many.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/8438210/Fall-of-Roman-Empire-caused-by-contagion-of-homosexuality.html

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November 15, 2014

6:54 PM - What's Your Flight Schedule?

The most divisive argument, arguably, among evangelical Christians today is the ongoing debate about when Jesus will return for His bride: before, during, or after the tribulation. Proponents of each theory have lists of supporting verses, many from the Old Testament. But actually, you can settle the argument with just the first chapter of Revelation.

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http://www.omegaletter.com/articles/articles.asp?ArticleID=7927

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November 14, 2014

10:50 AM - Rick Warren Condemns Followers of Bible Prophecy

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves...Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’  Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Matthew 7:15, 21-23

Rick Warren Says Those Who Focus on Bible Prophecy “Not fit for the kingdom of God”

By Roger Oakland

Many who were once looking for the return of Jesus have fallen asleep. We now live in a period of time where numerous prominent Christian leaders are telling the Christian masses that paying attention to the signs of our times in light of the Bible is a waste of time. And many of them take it a step further and accuse those who believe what Bible prophecy says about the end of the age of being negative and self-centered.

In the Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren was actually laying ground work for the emerging church's new reformation, a reformation that rejects thinking about the return of Christ and works more at convincing the multitudes that Christ is already in them as a global christ-consciousness. As you will see in the following documentation, Warren has a low regard for Bible prophecy. Perhaps this helps explain why so many who once were anticipating the return of the Lord have become occupied with worldly ambitions. Warren writes:

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8:59 AM - Is Your Church Worship More Pagan than Christian?

This is an excellent article on how contemporary worship music is being used to destroy churches.

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There is a great misunderstanding in churches of the purpose of music in  Christian worship. Churches routinely advertise their “life-changing” or “dynamic” worship that will “bring you closer to God” or “change your life.” Certain worship CD’s promise that the music will “enable you to enter the presence of God.” Even a flyer for a recent conference for worship leaders boasted:

"Join us for dynamic teaching to set you on the right path, and inspiring worship where you can meet God and receive the energy and love you need to be a mover and shaker in today’s world…Alongside our teaching program are worship events which put you in touch with the power and love of God."

The problem with the flyer and with many church ads is that these kinds of promises reveal a significant theological error. Music is viewed as a means to facilitate an encounter with God; it will move us closer to God. In this schema, music becomes a means of mediation between God and man. But this idea is closer to ecstatic pagan practices than to Christian worship.

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