There is a unity that glorifies God. There is a diversity that glorifies God. There is a division that glorifies God. God is clear on what unity, diversity and division is acceptable to Him and brings glory to Him. The Bible reveals that in the Last Days there will be a one world religion. This religion of unity is referred to as Mystery Babylon and has its roots at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11). This false religious system will ultimately be brought down by God (cf. Revelation 17). The unity of Mystery Babylon is not glorifying to God but opposes God with all deception and rebellion against Him and His word. This false unity is on the rise today. That is a unity true Christians do not want to be a part of. Having a Biblical God ordained understanding of how unity, diversity and division relate to one another is critical to glorifying God by both what we participate in and what we separate from.
The Manhattan Declaration
by Jacob Prasch
On behalf of Moriel Ministries
In an era of the diminishing Judeo-Christian religious and moral liberty upon which the founding of both American and British democracy were historically predicated there is indeed a vital urgency to actively confront the assault on those rights by the agenda set by what in effect amounts to a tyranny of a highly vocal and disproportionately over-represented minority in everything. This has manifested itself in a virtual suppression of solid scientific fact in everything from the implausibility of Darwinist presupposition to the clinically documented reduced longevity of homosexuals to the embryonic and obstetric realities of elective non- clinical abortion as a de facto means of birth control. The forced imputation of these and other social insanities to the violation of the moral convictions of a statistical majority constitutes an abrogation of both constitutional principle and the very national heritage that bequeathed us constitutional government and liberty to begin with. No one in his right mind could read the preamble of the U. S. constitution, the Declaration of Independence or the highly theistic writings of the British parliamentarians and logically arrive at the absurd non-theistic misinterpretation of separation of church and state currently demanded by such organizations as the ACLU.
by John MacArthur
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009
Here are the main reasons I am not signing the Manhattan Declaration, even though a few men whom I love and respect have already affixed their names to it:
"¢ Although I obviously agree with the document's opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion, and other key moral problems threatening our culture, the document falls far short of identifying the one true and ultimate remedy for all of humanity's moral ills: the gospel. The gospel is barely mentioned in the Declaration. At one point the statement rightly acknowledges, "It is our duty to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in its fullness, both in season and out of season""”and then adds an encouraging wish: "May God help us not to fail in that duty." Ã‚Â Yet the gospel itself is nowhere presented (much less explained) in the document or any of the accompanying literature. Indeed, that would be a practical impossibility because of the contradictory views held by the broad range of signatories regarding what the gospel teaches and what it means to be a Christian.
The release of The Manhattan Declaration (an ecumenical document addressing the issues of life, marriage, and religious liberty) has already generated significant discussion.Ã‚Â Since I have been on the receiving end of many questions concerning it, I thought it best to address it directly.Ã‚Â The declaration reads in part as follows:
Click here to read The Fatal Fable Of A Sin-Purifying Fire by Mike Gendron.
Like a prayer: The Italian nun who spent 20 years as a lapdancer
By Nick Pisa
A lapdancer has opted for the most dramatic of 'career' changes and become a nun.
Anna Nobili, 38, spent 20 years performing in strip clubs across Europe.
Deciding she wanted more out of life, Miss Nobili has joined the order of the Sister Workers of the Holy House of Nazareth.
Dancer for God: Anna Nobili (pictured now) spent 20 years as a lapdancer
We note that holocaust denier David Irving now to meet with Williamson, was found libel and proven culpable in court where he was successfully sued on the basis of evidence from the UN, Yad V'Shem, The German Government, and The Allied NÃƒÂ¼rnberg Trials. JJP
Moriel se reaksie oor die nuwe Mel Gibson film. (In Afrikaans vertaal)
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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 Paul Vitello
Published: February 9, 2009
The Same Old Unbiblical Nonsense That Provoked The Reformation - James Jacob Prasch
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The announcement in church bulletins and on Web sites has been greeted with enthusiasm by some and wariness by others. But mainly, it has gone over the heads of a vast generation of Roman Catholics who have no idea what it means: "Bishop Announces Plenary Indulgences."
In recent months, dioceses around the world have been offering Catholics a spiritual benefit that fell out of favor decades ago "” the indulgence, a sort of amnesty from punishment in the afterlife "” and reminding them of the church's clout in mitigating the wages of sin.
The fact that many Catholics under 50 have never sought one, and never heard of indulgences except in high school European history (Martin Luther denounced the selling of them in 1517 while igniting the Protestant Reformation), simply makes their reintroduction more urgent among church leaders bent on restoring fading traditions of penance in what they see as a self-satisfied world.
What the Catholic Church says: What the Bible says: