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Christine Niles, a Vietnamese immigrant who helps run a parachurch organization in Michigan that promotes Roman Catholic teaching, expected to spend this week preparing theological materials and getting ready for the group’s annual conference for men.
Instead, Niles, who is editor-in-chief of Church Militant, has been in consultations with local law enforcement after learning that a left-wing group is drumming up support to shut down the conference, which will take place on Aug. 4-6 at locations in Ferndale and Sterling Heights, Mich.
But according to the Michigan People’s Defense Network (MPDN), since the conference run by Church Militant -- which adheres diligently to centuries-old Roman Catholic teaching -- is exclusively for men,...
Did you know your God provided a way for us to grow new coronary arteries?
Our hearts are covered with arteries. Specifically they are called coronary arteries.
Apparently, if you have a major clogging in any of these larger arteries a tiny limb off an upstream branch will begin to bloom and grow. Replacing the lost blood flow to the needed area.
Proof to me that God loves us!
Hi Brothers and Sisters,
1 Corinthians 11:3-16
I've always had trouble understanding what Paul is stating.
Regarding men with long hair and nature.
Nature has it that hair grows and does not stop growing.
Nature within culture are it's customs e.g. custom for men to cut their hair.
What is natural?
Regarding women and makeup, this is in no way natural to my understanding, it is artificial beautifying.
the book of Enoch talks about Azazel teaching man the beautifying of the eyes.
So what are we to do brothers and sister?
Are men to cut their hair?
Are women to cover their head?
Is "makeup" worldly?
I seek discussion, teaching and understanding.
Many thanks brethren.
If you ask a Protestant what the Church is, they'll probably give a variety of answers, although one of the most common is "all Christians"--this answer, unfortunately, has no Scriptural basis, especially since the application of the term "Christian" has widened considerably over the last two thousand years. Although if we narrowed the definition considerably, then it would be another story.
However, I don't blame Protestants entirely for this, since I can see from the Catholic Catechism that Rome has a likewise humanist understanding of the Church, perhaps that is where Protestantism got it. In defining the Church, the Roman Catechism states,
752 In Christian usage, the word "church" designates the liturgical assembly, but also the...
Church Father Ireneaus has been discussed on another thread, and a suggestion was made by brother Postview that we should study what he had to say indepth. I think that is a great idea, as this seems to be a person we can all learn from. So, to scholars all, post your comments here.
No Longer Afraid—The Day My Heart Outgrew Conservative Evangelicalism
I used to be, but today is a brand new day.
I’m not afraid anymore—something has happened deep within my being. New perspectives, revelation, and spiritual understandings have changed my mind completely. No, not in some kind of condescending way nor with a joy that excludes you. I’m just a completely different person now—my soul convictions and overall posture are nothing of the same.
I understand. Perhaps to you, it seems like I’m out of control, descending into a death-spiral plummeting into everything and anything that is backslidden and heretical. Yes, I suppose it’s true, I am out of control and it’s such a beautiful thing—breathing for the very first time....
Can we be divided so easily into two types here on CF? There are other types who are here for entertainment or singles looking for a potential partner perhaps?
I would the say the ones who are here to correct others would hesitate to the admit that. They might say something like "I am here for both. To learn and correct." But the reality I suggest is, they feel confident enough in their spiritual knowledge to be correcters only.
I don't want to be on CF, if I ever reach that stage. because then I have nothing else to learn.
Obey or not obey. It seems as though this is the dividing question of many Christians today. For some, the keeping of the law was a burden we bore before Christ saved us but the fact is, we didn't keep the law then either! Why would God want people to obey His commandments in the first place if He was going to do away with them? What purpose do they have? If you knew the future that God has planned for those who love Him you might just understand it better.
When we are resurrected we are going to be like Christ is NOW. What is He like now? He is the all powerful, eternal Son of the Creator God. We are to be heirs WITH Him of all that God has given Him, rulers with Him on His throne. The power of being a child of God is boundless! God...