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I just wanted to share something my fiance' came up with. She is a jewelry designer and has a shop with her daughter. They asked if I had an outlet for some of their items and I told them I would share it with everyone here at CF. So I started them an Etsy Shop account to showcase what they have done. And this is the first items! Check it out and let me know what you think!
Thanks so much! - Rex
Click here to see it!
When I was young, I stumbled across Pornography on the internet. As time passed by I progressively started to view it more and more. Around this time I went to a service at a local church, and when they asked for people who had never given their hearts to Jesus to come to the front, I went. Ever since I can remember I have always believed that the entire Bible is true.
Soon after that I started to realize that maybe viewing Pornography was a sin and I needed to stop. Throughout middle school and high school, I tried over and over to stop viewing pornography but every time the temptation of it was so strong that I would get pulled back into it. For awhile I made the habit of praying for God to help me to permanently stop watching...
My wife and I were watching some videos on Youtube last night about where Christians go when they die. And we came across a video that teaches soul sleep I.e. when we die we don't go to be with Jesus but we sleep in our graves and in an instant it will be the second coming of Jesus and we will be resurrected. I've heard this teaching before from a seventh day Adventist but NEVER from other Christians. The internet seems to be a buzz with both theories so I was wondering what is the general stance of the church? Its always been in my opinion that dead people ultimately end up in either heaven or hell. If you believe in Jesus and died in him and are born again you go to heaven if you deny Jesus you go to hell. Honestly I never knew that...
2 weeks in a row. What I thought should be family time out on weekends was him just shaming and lecturing me in the car and I having to calm baby down on a pointless trip out that led to nothing pleasurable for anyone to begin with.
Yes, I have a baby about 3.5 months old and husband seems to think I have to cook every single meal every single day, and he blames me if he is "hungry" at work (He works downtown with a food court right below!). Meanwhile I struggle just to feed myself.
Also now that he realized child benefits is in my name, he refuses to pay for even the groceries (he makes $200 he seems to boast, and says I benefit by using the furniture he bought before such as our bed, dressers etc (That he chose most of the time)
Cardinal Kasper: Homosexual unions are ‘analogous’ to Christian marriage
Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
March 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Cardinal Walter Kasper, whose theology appears to be the chief inspiration for Pope Francis’ doctrine on giving Holy Communion to people living in states of adultery in second marriages, now appears to be claiming that homosexual unions contain “elements” of Christian marriage and are even “analogous” to it in a way that is similar to the relationship between the Catholic Church and non-Catholic Christian communities.
Moreover, the cardinal is attributing his claims to Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, despite the fact that the document explicitly contradicts him.
“The pope does not...
I'm sorry this is a rant but I am absolutely mad at Him. I'm so incredibly furious and heartbroken and He knows it. I know that in order to have us love Him of our free will he had to let Satan have his rebellion. But He should have never ever created humans to begin with. He should have never ever created us living human beings. God doesn't even need us! If He never created us He'd be fine. He wouldn't be lonely and He is complete within Himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He literally never needed us at all. He never needed anyone.
How could He just create living beings knowing how fragile, vulnerable, and prone we are? How could he be so selfish like that? We are His creation and yet He never protected us at all costs. What...
A question recently came to my mind, and I thought I'd come here to ask it:
If Sola Fide (faith alone) is valid, i.e., all we need is belief in Christ and we'll be saved, then what's up with all the Bible verses about sins being forgiven? There's the story in Luke 7, numerous instances in Paul's letters, all sorts of things about "Your love covers up a multitude of sins", or the closing of James, "Anyone who converts a sinner from his ways covers over a multitude of sins."
If all we need is faith, than why are we worried about doing things to cover over sins? Why would God inspire people to write these things?
I think someone was aiming to be encouraging when they said that God adores me. However, to me the word adore seems too connected with worship. Does anyone else think that way? I realise that God loves me.
Was the Reformation necessary? You bet it was. Here's a very brief review of some problems in Medieval Catholicism which to some degree still exist in the RCC today:
The importance of the Sacraments was exalted over the importance of preaching God's word. The seven sacraments (so called) were considered to be the arteries of the body of Christ and the way that the faithful would receive God's grace. The problem is that the sacraments were mechanical. Participants need not understand them, they need only participate in them in order to receive grace. This leads to our next problem.
The church assumed that parishioners were mostly incapable of understanding the Christian faith. Therefore Christian faith must be mechanical. The Bible was...