TRUTH BOMBS: If you worship God in a manner that is contrary to His teachings and commands, are you really worshipping God?
“And Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not. And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD.” Leviticus 10:1-2 (KJV)
ARTICLE: An Atlanta pastor is packing the pews, but also facing criticism for embracing performances by scantily-clad aerialists as part of what he calls his new “normal worship experience.” Bryan Meadows, who leads the Embassy congregation, recently posted photographs and a video from the CreativeCon Conference, which included a time of worship that incorporated a female […]
Source: Scantily-clad aerialists now part of ‘normal worship’
TRUTH BOMBS: Christinaity, True from the start.
ARTICLE: What is interesting about this discovery is that first, it was found in Israel, the birthplace of Christianity. Secondly, it was found in a Jewish and Samaritan village, which would indicate that there were still Christians among both Jews and Samaritans considering that Jesus told His disciples that they would be His witnesses starting in Jerusalem but also in Samaria (Acts 1:8), where Philip also brought the Gospels to the Samaritan peoples (Acts 8). The third point to be made is that our Muslim friends continue to make and repeat the worn out argument like a mantra that the deity of Christ was invented by Constantine (who is blamed for every problem under the sun) at the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. Dan Brown in his fictional book, The Da Vinci Code also argued that Constantine was responsible for inventing the deity of Christ. The major problem with this popular myth is that it is false. Early Christians long before 325 A.D. referred to Jesus as “God” as we see in the early second century Church Father, Ignatius of Antioch (A.D. 50 – A.D. 117). I have placed the relevant words in bold:
“There is only one physician, who is both flesh and spirit, born and unborn, God in man, true life in death, both from Mary and from God, first subject to suffering and then beyond it, Jesus Christ our Lord” (Ignatius, Letter to the Ephesians, 7.2.).
“For our God, Jesus the Christ, was conceived by Mary according to God’s plan, both from the seed of David and of the Holy Spirit” (Ignatius, Letter to the Ephesians, 18.2.).
Source: Answering Muslims: Archaeology and the Deity of Christ: Dispelling a Popular Myth
For more than two years, ISIS forces who occupied this northern Syrian city paid little attention to the tip of an old gate on an empty mound of land where they dumped trash.
Source: Ancient Christian ruins discovered under former ISIS-held territory | Fox News
Telling a classmate “God bless you” after she sneezes is a “microaggression,” according to extensive social justice guidelines posted by a women’s college in Boston.
On its website, the Simmons College library lists six “anti-oppression” categories—“anti-racism,” “anti-transmisia,” “anti-ableism,” “anti-Islamomisia,” “anti-sanism” and “anti-queermisia”—with which students should be familiar.
“This guide is intended to provide some general information about anti-oppression, diversity, and inclusion as well as information and resources for the social justice issues key to the Simmons College community,” a description of the catalogue reads.
Under the “anti-Islamomisia” tab, students are warned that saying “God bless you” after a sneeze is to commit the microaggression, “Assumption of One’s Own Religious Identity as the Norm.”
Wishing someone “Merry Christmas” similarly “conveys one’s perception that everyone is Christian or believes in God.”
Another common “Islamomisic” microaggression is “telling someone that they are in the ‘wrong’ religion,” the guidelines state.
Source: College lists ‘God bless you’ as a ‘microaggression’ – Washington Times
At least died after a knife-wielding man stabbed four people at an in-home church service in Texas on Wednesday night, police said.
Source: Texas church service stabbing leaves at least one dead; suspect in custody | Fox News