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There is a Netzari/Messianic website that grabbed my attention for more than a month or so. They are believers in Yeshua ha Mashiach of course, but they place extreme emphasis on Torah obedience.
My family and I, whom are former Catholics would like to join the Messianic Movement, but we need some discerning teachers to help caution us from believing just any website that claims to be authentic. While this website has based its teachings directly from the Scriptures, I need to be sure whether they're serving Yahweh's divine interests. The website is www.therefinersfire.org. Please gaze upon just some of the articles on this Netzari website and please let us know if you would endorse it.
Greetings in Jesus.
I have just discovered the shocking news detailed below. Last month Geert Wilders was banned from entering the UK http://www.ccfon.org/view...php?id=687
... Now, in two separate incidents last week, a well known American gospel singer and a team of 11 young American Christian missionaries were all deported from the UK. It seems that they had fallen foul of new immigration legislation which has specific sections aimed at religious workers. It seems that this new points based (tier) system became law in December but it appears that very few people know about it. Under this system the applicant has to be sponsored by a licensed sponsorship agency and then apply for a visa. The "˜agency' which in this case is likely to be a ministry or church would have to pay to be registered with the Government and would then pay a fee for each applicant it sponsors. The applicant would then also need to pay for his visa. This rule will apply whether you are applying to come in for a year or more, or whether it is just for a few days' ministry.
3/12/2009 7:20:00 AM
A Christian writer is predicting a "major collapse of evangelical Christianity" to occur within ten years.
Christian blogger Michael Spencer says evangelicalism as it is known in the West is "bloated and hyper-inflated" and will soon collapse because of its emphasis on the culture war and affiliation with the Republican Party. According to Spencer, many people who are identifying themselves as evangelicals are not at all sold on the evangelical version of personal discipleship and commitment to Jesus Christ.
He expects about half of evangelical churches will die off in the next 25 to 30 years due to generational reasons or because their members become more attracted to a secular version of life.
"One thing I want to try to say loud and clear is if you are concerned about evangelicalism's future, then get out there and support church planting because new congregations are doing much better than those congregations that are facing generational horizons or are in real danger of simply ceasing to exist," he contends. "Church planting, I think, house churches -- I think we're going to enter an era with a lot of diverse forms of the church. Denominationalism and the traditional church on the corner is going to be, I think, the minority report."
In a recent column for The Christian Science Monitor, Spencer wrote, "We Evangelicals have failed to pass on to our young people an orthodox form of faith that can take root andÃ‚Â survive the secular onslaught. Ironically, the billions of dollars we've spent on youth ministers, Christian music, publishing, and media has produced a culture of young Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they feel about it."
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Posted: March 11, 2009
11:25 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
Decides children need more 'focus' despite testing above grade levels
A North Carolina judge has ordered three children to attend public schools this fall because the homeschooling their mother has provided over the last four years needs to be "challenged."
The children, however, have tested above their grade levels "“ by as much as two years.
by Jennifer Riley
Tue, Mar. 10 2009 12:19 PM EDT
Less than one percent of the youngest adult generation in America has a biblical worldview, found a new study examining the changes in worldview among Christians and the overall U.S. population.
The Mosaic generation, those between the ages of 18 and 23, "rarely" have a biblical worldview as defined by The Barna Group. The research data found that less than one-half of one percent of Mosaics have a biblical worldview.
William P. Young's fictional novel "The Shackis still the #1 NY Times Bestseller, 36 weeks running, over 6 million in print."http://windblownmedia.com/
Moriel se reaksie oor die nuwe Mel Gibson film. (In Afrikaans vertaal)
[caption id="attachment_4045" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Poster to the new Mel Gibson film, The Passion of the Christ"][/caption]
Ons het Dianne Sawyer van ABC se onderhoud en voorskou uittreksels van die Mel Gibson film bestudeer wat op Asdag -Ash Wednesday , 'n Roomse Katolieke feesdag, vrygestel sal word. Wat egter baie duidelik na vore gekom het is Mel Gibson se ondubbelsinne verklaring, hy sÃƒÂª: "Iemand het nie nodig om in Jesus Christus te glo om in die Koninkryk van God in te gaan nie." Die Here Jesus Self leer egter in die Woord van God dat as iemand nie Wedergebore is nie (Deur die Reddende Geloof in Jesus Christus) dan kan hy of sy nie in die Koninkryk van God ingaan nie. Gibson se standpunt reflekteer die ekumeniese / intergeloof hersiening in die Roomse Katolieke kategismus 847. (Wat 846 in dieselfde kategismus weerspreek word wat sÃƒÂª dat redding net deur die Rooms Kerk kan kom)
By Berit Kjos
"'As above, so below!' The Emerald Tablet, circa 3000 BC." :"(Rhonda Byrne, The Secret, TS Production Limited Liability Company, 2006, Foreword, page 14)":Ã‚Â Introductory page of The Secret.
Update on Oprah Winfrey, Marianne Williamson and A Course in Miracles*
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air,
the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"
By Berit Kjos
February 14, 2008
"This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's 'Pilgrim's Progress' did for his. It's that good!" Eugene Peterson, author of The Message (Front cover endorsement)