ISIS savages behead four children: Christian leader

ISIS savages behead four children: Christian leader


Four Christian children were beheaded by ISIS militants in Iraq for refusing to denounce Jesus and convert to Islam, according to the leader of the Anglican church in Baghdad.

Canon Andrew White, known as the “Vicar of Baghdad,” fled Iraq in October for Israel and recounted how brutal the country has become for Christians.

“ISIS turned up and said to the children, ‘You say the words that you will follow Mohammed,’ ” White said in video posted on the Christian Broadcasting Network website.

“The children, all under 15, four of them, they said, ‘No, we love Yeshua [Jesus], we have always loved Yeshua.’

“They chopped all their heads off.

“How do you respond to that? You just cry.”

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Did Irenaeus believe in transubstantiation?

Did Irenaeus believe in transubstantiation?

11109_666770106774505_3466549254383646464_nIt looks like Irenaeus (c. AD 202) did not believe in transubstantiation:
It was all spiritual for him. He believed like many of his time, in the spiritual participation in Christ. But, in noway he believed in literal transformation of bread and wine to blood and flesh as many would believe now under the influence of Catholic Church. Other than that, he would be a liar if he denies the accusation by Romans that Christians eat flesh and drink blood as he mentioned here.

For when the Greeks, having arrested the slaves of Christian catechumens, then used force against them, in order to learn from them some secret thing [practiced] among Christians, these slaves, having nothing to say that would meet the wishes of their tormentors, except that they had heard from their masters that the divine communion was the body and blood of Christ, and imagining that it was actually flesh and blood, gave their inquisitors answer to that effect. Then these latter, assuming such to be the case with regard to the practices of Christians, gave information regarding it to other Greeks, and sought to compel the martyrs Sanctus and Blandina to confess, under the influence of torture, [that the allegation was correct]. To these men Blandina replied very admirably in these words: ‘How should those persons endure such [accusations], who, for the sake of the practice [of piety], did not avail themselves even of the flesh that was permitted [them to eat]?’” (Irenaeus , Fragment 13)

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C. S. Lewis on Lending Money with Interest

C. S. Lewis on Lending Money with Interest

hqdefaultThere is one bit of advice given to us by the ancient heathen Greeks, and by the Jews in the Old Testament, and by the great Christian teachers of the Middle Ages, which the modern economic system has completely disobeyed. All these people told us not to lend money at interest: and lending money at interest — what we call investment — is the basis of our whole system. Now it may not absolutely follow that we are wrong. Some people say that when Moses and Aristotle and the Christians agreed in forbidding interest (or “usury” as they called it), they could not foresee the joint stock company, and were only dunking of the private moneylender, and that, therefore, we need not bother about what they said.

That is a question I cannot decide on. I am not an economist and I simply do not know whether the investment system is responsible for the state we are in or not. This is where we want the Christian economist. But I should not have been honest if I had not told you that three great civilizations had agreed (or so it seems at first sight) in condemning the very thing on which we have based our whole life.

C. S. Lewis – Mere Christianity

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Islam and the Destruction of Eastern and North African Christianity

Islam and the Destruction of Eastern and North African Christianity


By Rodney Stark

(from his book: The Triumph of Christianity, ch 12)

 CHRISTIANITY DID NOT START OUT as a European religious movement; in early days far more missionary activity was devoted to the East than to the West. Thus, following his conversion, Paul devoted his initial missionary efforts to Arabia[1] (Gal. 1:17). Subsequently, when the Great Revolt brought Roman vengeance unto Israel, the leaders of the church in Jerusalem appear to have taken shelter in the East. Continue reading

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More than just an evolution: entropy and complexity

More than just an evolution: entropy and complexity


Let me just start by stating that I am not an evolutionary biologist. My studies and research are more in cell and molecular biology applied to cancer. So, I apologize in advance for any mistakes I may make in the course of writing this article. However, I should emphasize that I am using, in this article, the same logic and analytical tools that every researcher and scientist uses.

There are two phenomena that have been observed in nature: one is observed in physics called entropy, and the other is observed in biology and called evolution. The interaction between the two is of real interest to me and I hope is going to be for you too. Continue reading

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Jesus Deficit Disorder

Jesus Deficit Disorder


We feel a massive disconnect in the church today, and we believe that the major disease of today’s church is JDD: Jesus Deficit Disorder. The person of Jesus has become increasingly politically incorrect and is being replaced by the language of “justice,” “morality,” “values,” and “leadership principles.” the world likes Jesus; they just don’t like the church. But increasingly, the church likes the church, yet it doesn’t like Jesus. (Jesus Manifesto: by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola)

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Persons vs. Objects




Persons vs. Objects


Man is the only true sacred creature in the eyes of the Lord

We show reverence for “sacred” buildings

Or reverence for the “sacred” laws and regulations

Or reverence for “sacred” territory or land

Or reverence for “sacred” or “holy” books

All these were meant to serve man not to be served by him. “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.” (Matthew 2: 27).

In serving objects we ignore persons, and in this servitude is the destruction of man and the dismantling of his divine value. Man is the only creature who carries the image of God. And God became a man not a book or building, so that He can save man not a land. Don’t sacrifice the sacred image of the Creator for the sake of “sacred” objects.

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