Nerve Center

KING JAMES VERSION OR BUST, BABY!

I'm a homo. Ask me anything.

>tfw transgender

>tfw detransitioning and broke up with Trans gf to follow Jesus

sad…but it is for the better

QTDDTOT

Didn't see a qtddtot in the catalog, so I'm creating one. I'll start it off with this question. Is sodomy between a man and a woman sinful?

Catholic General

NON EST VERA LIBERTAS NISI IN SOLA ECCLESIA CATHOLICA

The purpose of this thread is to provide a place for general Catholic discussion. Mass, readings, rosary - everything that is connected with the faith.

Other denominations welcome, although we politely ask you to keep the arguments about our theological differences in other threads.

Useful links:

Official Vatican website: www.vatican.va

Today's readings: www.ewtn.com/daily-readings/

Papal encyclicals: www.papalencyclicals.net

Catholic encyclopedia online: www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas online: www.newadvent.org/summa/

How to pray the rosary: www.rosarycenter.org/homepage-2/rosary/how-to-pray-the-rosary/

Divine Office (liturgy of the hours): www.divineoffice.org/welcome/

Little Office of the Immaculate Conception: www.catholic.org/prayers/prayer.php?p=1925

New York Legalizes Moloch Worship

New York state just celebrated…CELEBRATED…passing a law that would allow people to painfully murder babies right up until the moment they pass through the birth canal, and allows non-doctors to perform the procedure. Here's the procedure in its horrific entirety.

Step 1: This fully formed human infant, capable of feeling pain and surviving outside the womb, is injected with digoxin, a cardiac inhibitor used for lethal injection. In Tennessee, inmates are suing to be allowed a firing squad as the alternative to this drug, despite being given morphine to dull the pain, and people are considering this…as a form of mercy for unrepentant, adult murderers, but not innocent infants. The injection is delivered via a large needle directly to the infant's heart.

Step 2) If the infant survives this (which isn't uncommon), they are injected again.

Step 3) Once the baby has been fully murdered, the monster who conceived him/her carries the corpse around in her womb for a few days.

Step 4) If it doesn't occur on its own, labor is induced in this excuse for a human being so she can deliver the 6 lb. corpse of the human being who was forced to endure an excruciating death before taking his/her first breath for the convenience of a degenerate hedonist.

They aren't told this, btw. Abortionists like to pretend babies can't feel pain until they're born. The emotionally manipulative story that opens the "New Yorker" piece on this has the mother saying the child couldn't have survived and she didn't want him to suffer. He suffered far more than if she had carried him to term.

Not sure if New York is this way, but in some states, it is fully legal to murder a living child who is born alive during an abortion, and even if it's not legal, it happens anyway in order to avoid being sued by parents who are now responsible for a child they can no longer legally murder.

Sweet Lord, I pray, I have lost hope that my country can be spared your righteous judgement, but I beg you to remember your flock in the midst of your wrath.

Covington Catholic student taunts and mocks Native American

‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him

http://archive.today/2019.01.20-063348/https://nypost.com/2019/01/19/video-shows-teen-boys-taunting-native-american-man-at-march/

Online videos showing students from Covington Catholic High School during Friday's March for Life event confronting and mocking members of the Indigenous People's March in Washington, D.C. have brought widespread condemnation against them and their school. Apologizing on behalf of CovCath and the Diocese of Covington, a spokesperson said Saturday that students involved could be expelled. The videos show one person among a group of CovCath students face to face and smirking at an Indigenous People's Marcher singing and playing a hand drum near the Lincoln Memorial. The marcher was identifed as Nathan Phillips, an Omaha Nation elder and Vietnam veteran. Others surrounding the small group of marchers are shown laughing and taking pictures or videos with their phones.

"I was scared, I was worried for my young friends. I don't want to cause harm to anyone," Philips told CNN's Sara Sidner . "I don't like the word 'hate.' I don't like even saying it, but it was hate unbridled. It was like a storm." The crowd kept growing as Phillips and the boy stood face to face, but Phillips kept on chanting and playing his drum. "What the young man was doing was blocking my escape. I wanted to leave. I was thinking, 'How do I get myself out of this? I want to get away from it,'" Phillips said. Some in the group wore wearing "Make America Great Again" caps and clothing that connected them to the Tri-State. A few can be seen wearing Covington Catholic spirit wear and some others can be seen wearing Cincinnati Bengals clothing.

"This one kid just refused to move and he just got in Nathan's face," she said. Other boys circled around, she said. "They just surrounded him and they were mocking him and mocking the chant. We really didn't know what was going to happen there." "I did not feel safe in that circle," said Taitano, a student at the University of the District of Columbia who participated in the march and shot videos. Taitano said the standoff continued until a chaperone came and led the teens away for a photograph.

What kind of marital arts does /christian/ study?

Is he a good Christian?

My normy reformed Church loves the guy when I go there but Steven Anderson hates him.

How Do You Pray?

Can someone give me examples of what you say to yourself when you pray?

I was raised Catholic and when I got older I went into phases of doing The Rosary, but I think prayer should consist of ideas you think of on the fly.

With toxic websites I feel like I'm being pulled down into their scuminess, and I instead want turn my thoughts to higher ideals.

I don't have any friends; when I was young I used to name everyone I knew from school and ask for the best for them, but now I can't even do that.

So can you guys give me some examples?

What do you thinkabout E M Jones?

Have you read some of his books?

What is your opinion on the guy?

I plan to read Libido Dominandi and perhaps Barren Metal.if I am able to get it.

Sitting here wondering what I have to do while the world burns

Is it too much for me to ask The Lord what I should do with my life? I’m staying away from politics and other things and am just waiting for some confirmation. What’s really worrying me is from years of /pol/ I know that the world is burning, and I feel like I should just drop this and jump in back into /pol/ doing whatever I can. But at the same time I have a another conflicting view telling me that I should rest on God’s will.

Tl;dr I feel like I’m supposed to wait on The Lord so I can have clarity as to what I’m supposed to do (is that prideful?) while I have thoughts screaming for me to get back to /pol/ and do something.

Books general

What books are you reading at the moment?

What are you up to?

Why is this board so dead latelly? Have there been a mass banning or is there another place everyone went that i'm not aware of? Please guys i wanna LARP as a theologian.

New York legislature votes to legalize abortion up to birth, let non-doctors commit abortions

ALBANY, New York, January 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Both chambers of the New York state legislature voted Tuesday on legislation to enshrine a “fundamental right” to abortion in state law and eliminate protections for preborn babies until birth, in votes set to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The state Senate voted 38-24 in favor of the so-called “Reproductive Health Act” Tuesday evening, the Albany Times-Union reports, a bill that has repeatedly cleared the state Assembly in years past but been blocked by the formerly-Republican Senate. Following the Senate vote, the Assembly passed it 92-47.

The bill declares that “Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion,” erases the state’s recognition of preborn babies older than 24 weeks as potential homicide victims, removes abortion from the penal code entirely, and allows licensed health practitioners other than full doctors to commit abortions.

“We have a president who's made it very, very clear that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins declared before the vote. “Today, here in New York, we are saying no […] and we're not just saying no. We're saying that here in New York, women's health matters. We're saying here in New York, women's lives matter. We're saying here in New York, women's decisions matter.”

The Times-Union suggests the bill would allow “late-stage” abortions only if the mother’s “health” is endangered or if the baby is deemed non-viable, but the New York State Right to Life Committee warns that the bill would go much further in practice.

Declaring abortion a “fundamental right” opens the door to invalidating “any limits on abortion” and “mandat[ing] that everyone take part in the culture of death,” the group warns. The bill would also prevent pregnant women whose babies are killed in violent attacks from seeing justice, and have the effect of “authorizing infanticide” by repealing the requirement that a second physician be on hand in the event that an attempted abortion past 20 weeks yields a live infant.

The bill is also part of a broader trend of left-wing states codifying a “right” to abortion in anticipation of a future Supreme Court ruling that could reverse Roe, restoring states’ ability to ban abortion themselves and automatically banning it in the handful of states with pre-Roe bans still on the books.

“To see New York pass a bill so that right is protected, is just a dream come true,” said Sarah Ragle Weddington, an attorney who represented Norma “Jane Roe” McCorvey in the original case. The Times-Union does not mention that Weddington’s former client became pro-life in 1995 and dedicated the rest of her life to opposing Roe.

New York’s Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has vowed to promote abortion as part of “the most progressive agenda this state have ever seen,” is expected to sign the bill.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-york-legislature-votes-to-protect-roe-legalize-abortion-up-to-birth

Can someone intelligently explain Christianity to me, specifically Original Sin and repentance? Why should I feel guilty just for existing? My whole life, ALL I’ve ever wanted was the best for myself and others. I’m a perfectionist and hold myself to a higher moral standard than I do anyone else. I already find myself constantly forgiving others. Why do I need Christ’s work on the cross?

Btw I believe in God and value revelations concerning the coming New Jerusalem, pic related.

convert me

non extremist muslim here.

convince me that christianity is the way.

totally open minded.

thank you.

Today is MLK day

What is your honest opinion on Reverend Martin Luther King Jr? Was he a good role model for Baptists and other Christians as well?

/christian/pol

>What is this thread?

The designated political discussion thread. Christians from all parts of the political spectrum are encouraged to discuss relevant political topics and ideas, as well as ask questions and hopefully recieve answers from all points of view. Anything related to politics that doesn't actively involve the Catholic/Orthodox/Protestant churches should go here, so if a politics thread is deleted, this thread is the reason why.

As a reminder:

All board rules apply to this thread, so keep things civil.

Purity Thread/NoFap

27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8

Post your Purity successes/woes/prayer requests/ etc.

Pope says fear of migrants can make people crazy…

“Fear makes us crazy,” Francis replied.

http://archive.today/2019.01.23-155051/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-pope-youth-migrants/pope-says-fear-of-migrants-can-make-people-crazy-idUSKCN1PH1NP

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis suggested on Wednesday that hostility to immigrants was driven by irrational fear, as he headed to Central America, a staging area from where migrants try to enter the United States. U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Congress to provide him with $5.7 billion to help fund a U.S.-Mexico border wall to keep migrants out - a demand the Democrats refuse to meet, leading to a partial shutdown of the federal government. One of the reporters flying with the Pope to Panama told him he had recently seen a barrier designed to deter migrants that juts out into the Pacific Ocean in San Diego, the western edge of the U.S. border with Mexico, and described it as a “folly”.

Immigration is expected to be one of the main themes of the pope’s six-day trip to Panama. Underscoring his firm focus on the issue, Francis met eight refugees living in Rome before heading to the airport for his flight. The Jan. 23-28 visit to Panama for the Church’s World Youth Day is the pope’s first foreign trip of 2019. The 82-year-old pontiff is also scheduled to visit the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania this year, and said a visit to Japan was on the cards. “I am going to Japan in November. Get ready,” he told reporters on board his plane.

Francis said he also wanted to visit Iraq but had been advised it was still too dangerous. A Vatican official said last year that Pope Francis would consider the possibility of an unprecedented visit to North Korea. He said such a trip would need “serious preparation” and there has been no sign that it might happen any time soon.

Black israelites

Are they the newest anti-christian trend? What arguments can be used to btfo them?

Evolutionary blasphemy?

Is evolutionary theory blasphemous? Is it wrong (morally/theologically) to believe in it? Is belief in evolution anti-Christian?

This thread is NOT about whether it is correct as a theory (though, that's obviously a related question). I just want to know if there is a case to be made, from scripture or holy tradition, that to even believe in evolution is unchristian or blasphemous. Opinions? I would also ask the same thing for Old Earth.

Why is everbody called christanon? What's wrong with Jesus as the anon name? I want to be Jesus.

On Insults, Mockery, and Gossip of those Extra Ecclesiam

Is it sinful, mortally or venially, to engage in verbal warfare with those who are unambiguously with those who are not christians? Is it alright to troll them on places such as Kiwifarms and /cow/?

Pic related, Peter of Verona. Killed by cathars sperging out.

Is it wrong to believe in an omniscient "God" of sorts, but without conforming to many of the strict Christian teachings? I have always believed that if the Lord gave us life, He would want us to live our lives for others, but also have ourselves be happy, without having to worry about things like experiencing eternal damnation if we don't confess to (in my opinion) sins like masturbation, which neither harms us nor anyone else. I was raised as a Christian and I always believed in the Bible as a book created not as something we need to strictly abide by or we go to Hell, but something that outlined moral behavior and how you should live for others, without selfishness or greed. It didn't make much sense to me that God himself would speak to those people Himself and tell them to write His teachings in a book.

How do I fast and not loose my sick Gains?

What is the Roman Catholic stance on killing baby Hitler?

Christian /Relationship/ General

A thread for Christians of every denomination also for non-Christians who seek help.

Single eh? you must probably improve yourself first before you seek for life partner.

>Marriage Advice

Baptists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRqMG0W37-Q

Catholics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbhDCmzX4mw

By C.S Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AXi4-_HPRk&list=PL5I_DVzcDG5jWpIy2j23Qnc03YsbJnIsH

The Necessity of Chivalry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBT9LasyC3E

Focus on the Family broadcast: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast

>Diet

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

? Hippocrates

Resources for Ketogenic diet:

Dr. Eric Berg: https://www.youtube.com/user/drericberg123 (best source if you're an absolute beginner)

The Ketogenic bible: http://b-ok.cc/book/2823443/e965b0 (a must read before you start your diet)

Your brain on ketosis: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/low-carb-ketogenic-diet-brain

–Fasting–

Suffering from loss of focus or feeling tempted to sin? Try fasting!

Fasting is proven to be beneficial, don't starve yourself but do the right type of fasting.

Difference between Fasting and Starving: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPAm66TbPcY

Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. (Matthew 17:21 KJV)

(IMPORTANT: Please don't reduce protein and fat intake, you don't want to lose your muscles)

>Knowledge

If you're new to philosophy try this: https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/wi-phi

(Basic) Theology: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrI5U0R293u9uveijefKyAA

>About Marriage

The Meaning of Marriage: http://b-ok.cc/book/1259768/79049c

Can't cook? Learn to cook from based Chef John, he's p funny too!

https://www.youtube.com/user/foodwishes

>Music and arts

Guitar: https://www.youtube.com/user/JustinSandercoe

Piano: https://www.youtube.com/user/PianoLessonsForKids

Music: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/music

Art: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities

Bad at being social? Try reading "How to win friends and influence people" (be careful! might make you look autist)

Essential readings:

Bible

The Pilgrims Progress

Plato- Republic

Confessions by Blessed Augustine

All of the Dostoevsky works

Mere Christianity

The Screwtape letters

Ivanhoe

Pride and Prejudice or Sense and Sensibility (It's really comfy read)

Things to avoid:

Stop carving sugar, seriously it's worse than cocaine

Don't indulge into politics, both right and left are two sides of same coin, it'll brainwash you, be yourself.

Avoid Media and TV, again it'll just manipulate and trigger your emotions

Avoid Social Media, research has shown that people who scroll through FB are more likely to be sad than those who don't

Regarding women:

Don't treat women as objects, seriously y'all incels need to realize this!

Guess it's enough, Why did the mods delete my previous post? I've put a lot of hard work into it!

Rules:

Don't bash individuals for choosing women/men of different skin shade

Don't be racist

Do not bring up denominational fight in this thread

Do not mock others, this is a friendly thread and try to help others

Quote to remember:

He who stops being better, stops being good.

Icon Thread

Post your favorite icons here. Other Christian art is also welcome.

How do you guys respond to this?

From https://www.reddit.com/r/Judaism/wiki/jesus

Why Jews Do Not Accept Jesus as the Messiah

Prophecies unfulfilled

The Messiah is a person who will live up to a series of prophetic expectations and partake of an era marked by particular characteristics. In absence of such being the case, Jesus cannot possibly be the Messiah.

The whole world will worship the One God of Israel. Isaiah 2:11-17, Isaiah 40:5, Zephaniah 3:9

Currently large swaths humanity do not worship the One God of Israel.

Knowledge of God will fill the world. Isaiah 11:9, 45:23, 66:23, Jeremiah 31:33, Zechariah 3:9, 8:23, 14:9,16, Ezekiel 38:23, Psalm 86:9

Note that this is knowledge of God - not simply unsubstantiated faith in God. Even amongst the faithful, such knowledge is rare.

All Israelites will be returned to their homeland Isaiah 11:12, 27:12-13, Ezekiel 11:17, 36:24, Deuteronomy 30:3

Though there are more Jews today living in the Land of Israel than there have been since the exile began nearly 2,000 years ago - there is still a large diaspora consisting of millions of Jews.

The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness. Isaiah 51:11

The Jewish people have been historically subject to a great degree of persecution (the Holocaust, the Inquisition, pogroms, etc.) and while generally our condition has improved, we are still a perpetual target.

Nations will recognize the wrongs they did to Israel. Isaiah 52:13-53:5

While modern Germany as a nation-state does much to repent of its history (i.e. the Holocaust), various states and human institutions with much blood and guilt on their hands, to this day either remain silent, white-wash/cover up history, or in some perverse instances even exult in it.

The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance. Zechariah 8:23

While there is today an emerging interest in observance of the Noahide laws (the Torah's universal laws of man), there still has not been an en masse turn towards learned Torah observant Jews for guidance in spiritual matters.

Weapons of war will be destroyed. Ezekiel 39:9

One need only momentarily consider the trillions spent on arms by nations such as the U.S., China and Russia as well as the existence of an immense military industrial complex to realize that this is not the condition we find ourselves in today.

A person’s genealogical/tribal membership are transmitted exclusively through one’s physical father. Numbers 1:18, Jeremiah 33:17

Jesus whose alleged sketchy genealogy is maternal cannot possibly be a verifiable descendent of the tribe of Judah.

The Temple will be rebuilt. Micah 4:1, Ezekiel 40-42, Isaiah 2:2-3, Malachi 3:4, Zechariah 14:20-21,

The Third Temple is not a metaphor, it is not symbolic of a man. There will be an actual physical building where all of the ritualistic components that the Torah commands be implemented, will be administered by Leviim (Levites) and Kohanim (Priests).

World Peace: Isaiah 2:4, 11:6, 60:18 Micah 4:1-4, Hosea 2:20

The list of ongoing military conflicts is too long to list here. One can hardly pick up a newspaper or hear a news report without being informed of the latest battle, bombing, strike, etc.

Christianity claims that Jesus "Fulfilled the law," i.e. the law is abrogated and need not any longer be observed.

Deut. 13:2-7 concerns the "false prophet" - if one arises who attempts to draw the Jewish people away from Torah observance then he is to be identified as such. The Torah's commandments are an eternally binding covenant with the Jews, God is not a whimsical being subject to a willy nilly changing of the rules - "God is not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent" (Num. 23:19)

All Jews will embrace Torah observance. Ezekiel 37:24, Deuteronomy 30:8-10, Jeremiah 31:32, Ezekiel 11:19-20, 36:26-27.

It is fairly obvious that as the situation stands today, lamentably only a very small percentage of Jews live in observance of the Torah. Secularism has widely been embraced by Jews and some even go so far as deeming such virtuous.

Jesus cannot be a part of God, not him, anybody or anything. Deut 6:4.

The idea of the Messiah actually partaking of divinity is anathema to Torah Judaism. God is ONE. His oneness is inviolable and is not that of a compound unity (like twelve eggs make one dozen, or three divinities make one god).

Can autistic guys be ordained as priests?

Why does Reedit always attack Christianity?

Well, it's a rhetorical question of course, but notice (((how))) they always put some kind of garbage propaganda in the very front page, things like anti-Trump, pro-vaccine, pro-"climate change", anti-christian posts,…

Funny, they never put the same questions in the front page if you change "Bible" with "Torah" or "Koran". There is only one religion that you are (((allowed))) to doubt and attack.

From Orthodoxy to Catholicism

I was raised without a religion. Though simple philosophy I became a theist, while I have always had sympathies for the Roman Empire and what I perceived to be its religion, Eastern Orthodoxy. A couple years ago I decided to go to an Eastern Orthodox parish and a year later was baptized into Orthodoxy.

This morning I feel my motivation for attending church has diminished.

Primarily, I feel that Orthodoxy overall presents itself as a passive spiritual refuge. Its leading theologians praise at the highest a seeming retreat from the world and life of inner contemplative prayer. We discourage all legalisms, are wary of the ability of human reason, and overall function outside of mainstream society, being an "other."

From what I see, however, Catholicism presents itself as an active moral force, not only deeply concerned with the moral health and spiritual status of contemporary society, but also overtly involved in trying to capture society's institutions and guide its moral journey. While mainstream Catholicism with its Vatican II reforms seems lackluster and unappealing (much like the mainstream worldwide "conservative" political parties for example), at the basic level I see Catholicism as functionally capable of capturing the heart and soul of the West once again, which is very important to me. I neither see this as a vision or capability of Orthodoxy.

I still believe that the historical case seems to favor Orthodoxy, but, if my musings are correct, I might find the actual practice and function of Catholicism to be more suited to my needs and desires.

Please help dispel my illusions if I am wrong.

What do you guys think about the Seventh-Day Adventist Church?

CES Letter

This destroys the Mormon.

Does this mean that the jews are our superiors?

Romans 15:27

27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.

Does this mean that the jews are our righteous overlords in spiritual and carnal things as well?

Bible site where 'God met Moses' to be bulldozed for 'super city'…

A BIBLICAL site where God is claimed to have met Moses is set to bulldozed by Saudi Arabia to make away for a super city, it is feared.

http://archive.today/2019.01.21-175059/https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/754355/bible-news-christian-mount-sinai-saudi-arabia-neom-super-city-god-moses-ten-commandments

Bible scholars have claimed there is evidence that suggests the peak Jabal al-Lawz in the Middle Eastern kingdom is actually Mount Sinai. Security analyst Ryan Mauro and the Doubting Thomas Research Foundation released a documentary with detailing their evidence of Sinai in Saudi Arabia. Neom was announced by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017 as part of a massive investment programme to reinvent Saudi Arabia. Plans for the city have stalled however after the Saudi state were suspected in orchestrating the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi - with the crown prince admitting the "no one will invest in years". Doubting Thomas Research Foundation experts claim evidence around Jabal al-Lawz includes cave paintings of calves - matching up the with the Bible story of the golden idol.

Fences have been set up around the mountain by the Saudi authorities marking it as an archaeological site, but their own experts dismissed claims Jabal al-Lawz is Mount Sinai. Jabal al Lawz has previously been suggested as a candidate for the original Mount Sinai, and this claim been criticised by other historians. Creationist researcher Gordon Franz also dismissed the claim that Mount Sinai is in Saudi Arabia. He said: "There is no credible historical, geographical, archaeological or Biblical evidence for the thesis that Mt. Sinai is at Jebel al-Lawz in Saudi Arabia."

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Orthodox General

Purpose

This thread is to help all the Orthodox anons on this board to gather their thoughts, uplift each other, share edifying materials, and ask important questions.

Glory be to God in all things.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Useful Links

Ancient Faith Radio: http://www.ancientfaith.com/

OrthodoxWiki: https://orthodoxwiki.org/Main_Page

Canons of the Seven Ecumenical Councils: http://www.intratext.com/IXT/ENG0835/_INDEX.HTM

The Orthodox Church in America: https://oca.org/

Orthodox Christianity (a site that hosts articles predominantly written by clergy): http://orthochristian.com/

Byzantine Catholic rite?

What about churches who are in communion with Rome but celebrate the Byzantine rite (Melkite and Russian Catholic)? If you are Catholic and live in a place also with Novus Ordo and Tridentine options, would it be sinful or would it be putting your faith in danger to go there sometimes because you like the Eastern aesthetics ? Don't these churches have an Eastern theology as well?

REPORT: Vatican knew bishop close to Pope took naked selfies…

In August 2017, Pope Francis accepted Zanchetta's resignation after priests in the remote northern Argentine diocese of Oran rebelled under his authoritarian rule and sent reports to the Vatican embassy in May or June of 2017 alleging abuse of power and sexual abuses with adult seminarians, the former vicar said.

http://archive.today/2019.01.20-172318/https://apnews.com/5a2904f21a664229a006f3b9ead429b7

ORAN, Argentina (AP) - The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited "obscene" behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few months ago. Francis accepted Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta's resignation in August 2017, after priests in the remote northern Argentine diocese of Oran complained about his authoritarian rule and a former vicar, seminary rector and another prelate provided reports to the Vatican alleging abuses of power, inappropriate behavior and sexual harassment of adult seminarians, said the former vicar, the Rev. Juan Jose Manzano. Manzano, Oran's vicar general under Zanchetta who is now a parish priest, said he was one of the diocesan officials who raised the alarm about his boss in 2015 and sent the digital selfies to the Vatican.

In an interview with AP in the pews of his St. Cayetano parish in Oran, Manzano said he was one of the three current and former diocesan officials who made a second complaint to the Vatican's embassy in Buenos Aires in May or June of 2017 "when the situation was much more serious, not just because there had been a question about sexual abuses, but because the diocese was increasingly heading into the abyss. Francis had named Zanchetta to Oran, a humble city some 1,650 kilometers (1,025 miles) northwest of Buenos Aires in Salta province, in 2013 in one of his first Argentine bishop appointments as pope. All of which could explain why Francis named him to Oran despite complaints about alleged abuses of power when Zanchetta was in charge of economic affairs in his home diocese of Quilmes, which is in the ecclesial province of Buenos Aires which Bergoglio headed. Manzano said the Vatican had information about sexually inappropriate behavior starting in 2015, with the naked selfies, and reports of alleged misconduct and harassment in May or June of 2017, though he noted they didn't constitute formal canonical complaints.

Manzano said he reported about Zanchetta's alleged abuses of power with the clergy, while the rector reported about the alleged sexual abuses in the seminary. Zanchetta largely disappeared from public view until the Vatican, in an official announcement Dec. 19, 2017, said Francis had named him to the new position of "assessor" in APSA, a key administrative department which manages the Holy See's real estate and financial holdings. The current bishop of Oran, Bishop Luis Antonio Scozzina, declined to speak to AP on camera, saying he wanted to keep silent until the investigation was in the hands of the Holy See.

Who can bless?

When I was a little kid I read that cool book I posted as picture.

Thing is… I was a little kid a loooooong time ago, and remember very little of it.

I wanted to know WHO can bless… I believe the book defended that any authority can bless those under them (as in… not invoke God to bless, but bless directly, like when Isaac bless his sons, not like when people say "God bless you" when they are departing form each other)

Christianity and video games

What's /christian/'s view on gaming/video games?

Not necessarily Christian games or the Christian gaming community in particular just the relationship between the hobby of playing video games and being a practicing Christian/Christianity in general.

Is it an overall harmful material hobby distracting us from God?

Is it just an alright part time activity one can pursue with no harm in it?

Perhaps a way to connect with friends?

What is 'too much' when it comes to playing said games?

Are they childish and should be abandoned by any responsible Christian adult?

Questions like that and many more surround the topic at hand, discuss.

Relationship general

Post your successes/troubles.

The responsibility is yours. Since you're the man you are the driving force behind starting a relationship. It is your job to do the first move as it is to lead all other moves.

Women seek stability. A woman is like a flower that grows towards God. A man is more like a stick. He can direct the married couple towards God. If both of them are flowers, then they stay in mud.

>Be yourself

Be confident about who you are. It will give you a special aura around yourself

>Work on your confidence

Start at nofap thread, eliminate porn and masturbation from your life. Increase your testosterone levels by working out…./fit/

>Get hobbies

If you lack interests, you are less interesting to women. Women want men of action.

>Visit places where high quality women hang out

Church, library, your hobbies…

>Become more educated about your faith

If you want a good Christian girl you should study scriptures. If she takes her faith seriously she will probably be impressed.

Your future wife probably will not just appear out of nothing and ask you out. It is your job when she appears all of sudden to be confident enough to ask her out and handle that situation.

Purity thread:

https://8ch.net/christian/res/405648.html

If any of you guys have some useful meta, please post it so we can include it in the future to the OP.

Does anyone listen to Christian music? I'm a catholic but I find it soothing and helpful spiritually. It focuses my mind on God.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XUKNSqS3C8&t=1276s

How do you feel about the gays?

Advice

What does God and The Bible say on the matter of being thrown out of a friend circle?

Weed is a sin.

If you are using marijuana you creating a negative impact on your spiritual life.

This is a drug. It is a drug that ruins your mind. Stop using it.

Sincerely, an ex-user.

Discussion

Is having a paraphilia (ingrained sexual fetish, in layman's terms) a sin, and if so, why?

>read Bible

>”sounds like Protestantism is right”

>reads church history

>”sounds like Catholicism/Orthodoxy is right”

What do? pic unrelated

Prayer Requests

“But I have prayed for you, that your faith would not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brethren.”

Luke 22:32

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Confess your offences to one another and pray for one another in order to be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective!

James 5:16

Souls that never heard of Christ

How can Christianity be fair if there are people that are never given a chance to convert to it such as, Native Americans or abortions? And how do Protestants deal with there being a time where the only avenue to know Christ was through the Roman Catholic Church?

Addiction doesn't qualify as mortal sin?

Short blogpost, sorry guys.

I had a conference with my priest today and I discussed addiction to masturbation/pornography. He said that since their addictions they don't qualify as Mortal Sin, and that I don't need to go to weekly confession for them (in fact, he recommended once every three months, which I thought the Church recommends monthly confession). This was very shocking to me, obviously I try to nofap, but I'm weak willed and I fail often. I was expecting to have to go to weekly confession, but he said he didn't want to see me in the confession booth every week. Is he right? I don't want to profane the Eucharist, but I also don't want to be overly scrupulous. What do? God bless brothers

What would a Pastor Anderson presidency look like?

Western Orthodoxy

Why are Catholics called "Catholic" and not "Western Orthodox"?

If the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Churches both use "Orthodox" despite not being in communion with each other, is not the Catholic Church rightly called "Western Orthodox"?

Hell, one of the titles of the Pope is "Patriarch of the West", first used by Pope Theodore I in 642.

Is it just a linguistic thing to help define who is a Coptic Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria?

How strong is the connection between Christ and the modern church, objectively? I have no doubt that the church fathers acted out of their best intentions when writing the synoptic Gospels, but textual evidence as well as biblical scholarship seem to suggest that a number of heresies, such as adoptionism, may have had support in the earliest recorded scripture, or at least what survived of it. Is there any evidence that strongly suggests that the teachings of Christ were not abrogated or corrupted by the time of the first Council of Nicaea?

(Conservative High Church) Anglicanism and Orthodoxy

Are there any conservative high church Anglicans here? I would be surprised if you are still part of the Anglican Communion. You are probably one of the various splinter groups that rejects gay marriage, gay and women priests, and other errors.

Have you heard of Western Rite Orthodoxy? I have, and that is what I prefer. Although I do not have an Anglican heritage, many Western Rite Orthodox do. In fact, one can argue that most Western Rite Orthodox are former Anglicans. Many Western Rite Orthodox even argue that this is the fulfillment of Anglicanism: in their historiography, the English Church was Orthodox/Catholic prior to the Norman Invasion, at which point the English church was essentially held captive until reborn during the reformation. In one view, we see Anglicanism as existing in parallel with Orthodoxy in the rejection of the Pope and the conservative consideration of only seven ecumenical councils.

http://www.holycatholicanglican.org/about_us.php

http://www.holycatholicanglican.org/resources/great_schism.php

Those articles are by an Anglican website.

On the other hand, we see Anglicans converting to Western Rite Orthodox as "returning" to their Orthodox past. In this conception, the English church was Orthodox until the Norman Invasion. Western Rite Orthodox, largely using Anglican materials, thus provides Anglicans with the pre-Norman Orthodox English Church.

https://www.icxc.ca/history.html

That article is by a Western Rite Orthodox Church.

The two appear to be very similar: conservative high-church Anglicans and Western Rite Orthodox.

I am curious how such Anglicans can justify being Anglican compared to entering Western Rite Orthodoxy.

Surely you would not attempt to lure me, a Western Rite Orthodoxy, away from this global communion to be part of your splinter group, yes?

Young adults dropping out of church in large numbers…

Large numbers of young adults who frequently attended Protestant worship services in high school are dropping out of church.

http://archive.today/2019.01.15-235133/https://eu.tennessean.com/story/news/religion/2019/01/15/lifeway-research-survey-says-young-adults-dropping-out-church/2550997002/

Two-thirds of young people say they stopped regularly going to church for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, a new LifeWay Research survey shows. That means the church had a chance to share its message and the value of attending with this group, but it didn't stick, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. "That's a lot of folks saying, 'No, that's not for me' or 'It's not for me right now' at that young age," McConnell said. LifeWay Research released its student dropout survey on Tuesday. The Nashville-based entity interviewed 2,002 U.S. adults ages 23 to 30 who attended a Protestant church two times or more a month for at least a year in high school. The interviews were conducted from Sept. 15 to Oct. 13, 2017. LifeWay Research is a ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources, which is the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The high dropout did not surprise Pastor Chris Brooks, who leads the Kairos congregation at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tenn. The majority of those who attend Kairos' Tuesday night service are between the ages of 22 and 29. "There is a substantial amount of people in this age demographic who for whatever reason decided that the church is no longer integral to building their faith or their faith is no longer integral to them," Brooks said. He loves young adults. They are selfish, but also still trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do, Brooks said. It leads to lively and challenging discussions at church, which he welcomes. "It's identity and purpose, which are common themes throughout the Bible," Brooks said. "And, they're becoming aware of do they like the God that they were given growing up?"

Pope unveils new 'Click to Pray' app…

Are you there, Pope Francis? It’s me…

http://archive.today/2019.01.21-212448/https://nypost.com/2019/01/21/pope-francis-unveils-new-click-to-pray-app/

The Holy Father launched an app called “Click to Pray” on Sunday that’ll allow the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics to join him in prayer. The pontiff has a profile on the Android and iOS app that shows Catholics around the globe what he’s currently praying for. Users can then click an icon to indicate that they’ve prayed with him. Thousands of faithful watched Sunday as Francis — who once said he was a “disaster” with technology — showed the app on a tablet at his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square.

“Did I do it?” Francis asked an aide after swiping on the tablet. Still, Francis said the internet is a way “to stay in touch with others, to share values and projects and to express the desire to form a community.” He specifically called for young people to download the app and pray with him — especially during World Youth Day 2019 in Panama, which begins Tuesday. The pope then told crowds he had “two pains in his heart” that he was currently praying for: victims of the car bomb blast at a police academy in Colombia and the 170 migrants from Libya and Morocco who died in the Mediterranean. The app is available in six languages and has an accompanying website, clicktopray.org.

The Mission movie

My fellow christian brothers and I will watch this movie in the parish after mass.

I know that the director Roland Joffe is jewish and atheist, but anyways the movie is fun and such.

Have anyone watched it?

Discerning Christian Here

Hey, don't really want to clog up the board here but figured I might as well ask, and it's probably worthy of its own thread, especially since it might help others. Basically just looking for advice on what denom. to join, so just skip to the end if you don’t want my full background and the dilemma I’m dealing with here.

I've been a discerning Christian for about a year and a half. I started out by getting into esotericism and occultism (never actually believing in it, it was more of an interest/hobby and I didn't practice anything with it) and I started to look into Christianity as it all felt incomplete and it sort of opened up a door out of new atheist-tier thinking. That along with watching Jordan Peterson stuff and that non-literal / Jungian kind of understanding helped me get to where I am now.

I've had several religious experiences and all kinds of strange happenings in my life that have made me amenable to religion, specifically the Christian religion, but I'm still pretty much unsure as to which denomination is correct. I've gone through lots of apologetics and I would say I have a beginners understanding (or more) of most of the major denominations, but I've been unable to discern which is the best through rational means as well as through prayer and fasting, nothing has really yielded any clear signs to me.

Baptist Thread

Old Thread 404'd A Month Ago Edition

The Gospel

>1 Corinthians 15:1-4__

"Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:"

>Romans 10:9-10__

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."

Baptist Confessions, and Statements

London Baptist Confession of 1689 (Calvinist): http://www.ccel.org/ccel/anonymous/bcf.pdf

Baptist Faith and Message (Arminian Inclusive): http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp

Notable Modern Baptist Teachers

Albert Mohler: https://albertmohler.com/

James White: https://www.youtube.com/user/AominOrg

John Piper: https://www.desiringgod.org/

Leighton Flowers: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrLeightonFlowers

Robert Truelove: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQPPHf_DdqfJP5RyosVxhZA

Steven Anderson: https://www.youtube.com/user/sanderson1611

William Lane Craig: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/

Leaving Politics Behind In 2018

Who else here is turning over a new leaf in 2019 and leaving politics behind?

I got swept up into politics during 2013 because of /pol/ and by 2016 I was fully on board for rooting in the election.

Ever since then I've noticed changes in myself which I find unpleasant and I want to leave them behind.

I've always had an acute awareness of avoiding politics because I wanted to put Jesus Christ first and not men.

And for a while there I lost sight of one of our principle values - "You cannot serve two masters, for you love one and despise the other."

Satan had the ability to hand over all the kingdoms of the world to Jesus Christ because it's satan who lays hand upon the key to this worldly domain.

I have no want to fix the world any longer with my own will - I just want to be a good citizen sheep and keep my head down and let justice be served to the wicked and tyrannical systems via our God.

There are many things which are out of my control and to try to control those things would be futile.

Over the past two years - I tried desperately attempting to alter the course of our future by writing books which were political in nature. This was all an attempt to reignite the fire of Christianity in the hearts of Americans and to bring about a reformation to our current economic situation in America be refining it with Christian ethics.

I also had prayed to see changes in the tyranny laced underpinnings of our modern federal systems.

I fear my attempts have been in vain.

I come from a long line of American patriots and felt it my solemn duty to uphold the Christian values my forefathers clung to - I am still very much at a heart a grandson of liberty - however I can no longer feel any lowly form of pride upon gazing at the American flag - a nation which prospers off of sin and promotes degeneracy.

I have raised my white flag in the realm of satan and now rest in the hands of our Righteous Creator.

Please pray for me and post scriptures to help heal my broken soul.

I'm trying my best to become peaceful and to leave my anger behind me.

I must now guide my soul, mind and body back towards being a keeper of peace in Jesus Christ instead of a rebellious rable-rouser - however noble my cause.

I'm looking for evidence that the Baptists were the Christians that were practicing the religion from the beginning

IFB DRUG, PROSTITUTION, & SCHISM

The start of the collapse of the New IFB movement began Jan. 2, 2019

Has any Christanons followed the political drama in the IFB schism? Total melt down with Pastor Anderson and his followers:

- Accusations of embezzlement of funds

- 3 churches have split

- Anderson not Arizona but now in TX

- Pastor Romero stepped down after his wife confronted him about gambling and seeing prostitutes while visiting his satellite church in Jacksonville

- Pastor Jimenez has gone radio silent trying to save his church from being drug into the scandal

- Outside forensic accountant brought in to IFB to check the books

- Members calling Anderson the Pope of the New IFB

- Anderson has set himself as Pope in the New IFB movement after a scandal of drugs and prostitution broke out with a man his is close to. He is replacing pastors, locking bank accounts, causing schisms over doctrine and trying to silence dissent

- Anderson is getting exposed his corruption is about to be exposed

- FBI to be involved looking into his churches in TX, CA and AZ

The Refomers actually followed Apostolic Catholicism

I know you're weeping and gnashing your teeth, but please allow me to defend my case.

According to Roman Catholicism whenever the bishop of the papal see receives the Holy Spirit regarding the scriptures, he's undergoing a experience called Ex Cathedra. (It's also true that if a pope practices his authority, but contradicts any previous decrees, he's an antipope.)

Well, we can all agree a similar process happened when st.Peter wrote his epistles on his way to Rome as an apostle under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, so his words are godly. One of the sentences he wrote "Though you do not now see him [Jesus Christ], you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls." From this, it's obviously clear that Peter decreed faith is sufficient for salvation.

So if you follow this flawless logic, you'll understand that any pope who declares that faith isn't sufficient for salvation then his words is non-authoritative as he is an antipope, which the reformers tried to warn the Vatican about so we can return to the only, true, church teaching on faith!

P.S. Good to know that Pope Clement I wasn't an antipope!

>we…being called by His will in Christ Jesus, are not justified by ourselves, nor by our own wisdom, or understanding, or godliness, or works which we have wrought in holiness of heart; but by that faith through which, from the beginning, Almighty God has justified all men; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Clement 32:4

Can prayer be too Christocentric? I found myself not praying to the Father or the Holy Spirit at all (unless it's "Our Father"/"Glory be" in the rosary) but always turning to Christ. Is it wrong to ignore the rest of the Trinity?

Is it heretical for me to refer God as El, Elohim, and YHWH, like the ancient Israelite did?

January 20th, 2019: A ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Will Cross Over America On The 2nd Anniversary Of Donald Trump’s Inauguration

The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awe-inspiring day of the Lord comes. (Joel 2:31)

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/january-20-a-super-blood-wolf-moon-will-cross-over-america-on-the-2nd-anniversary-of-donald-trumps-inauguration

On the evening of the 20th of January, a very strange phenomenon will happen. A total lunar eclipse that has been dubbed a “super blood wolf moon” will appear in the sky above America. The entire eclipse from beginning to end will be visible from every single location in the continental United States, but much of the rest of the world will miss out on this experience completely. For example, the eclipse will not be visible at all anywhere in China. Some would argue that it is just a coincidence, but it is almost as if somebody arranged the timing of this “super blood wolf moon” so that it would be seen specifically by people living in the United States. And it just so happens that this “super blood wolf moon” will occur precisely on the second anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump.

>“Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, within 15 minutes of a total lunar eclipse and 700 days before the state of Israel was established. When he was sworn in as president on January 20, 2017, he was 70-years-old, seven months and seven days. Also, very significantly, the Super Blood Moon also falls on the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat. Even more significant is the fact that there was another Blood Moon on Tu B’Shevat last year! Last year the blood moon was seen over the Middle East and this year will be seen over the U.S.”

In ancient times, a “blood moon” was considered to be a sign of impending doom, and some Christian leaders are pointing out that the Bible says that the moon will be an important “sign” during the times that the Bible refers to as “the last days”. It does seem very odd that it is happening exactly on the second anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump.

Priest: Jesus Lead Me to Islam

discuss

I'm done with the protestant life boys, does anyone have any resources to help me become a proper catholic? I know very little. I wouldn't even know how to pray the rosary if you paid me.

God sends swarms against Mecca

Swarm of Locusts at Mecca

http://archive.is/lBq1X

>Swarms of black crickets covered Makkah and its Holy Mosque, triggering a citywide fumigation and leaving residents perplexed by the phenomenon. Images of the crickets, belonging to the true cricket family, have taken social media by storm. Several images and videos show thousands of the insects in schools, houses and the Holy Mosque.

>Makkah Municipality confirmed the phenomenon, which residents say has never been seen before, and conducted a citywide fumigation.

>“On Saturday night I was praying at the Holy Mosque and the insects were everywhere, the mosque was drawing them in, not only in the yards, but even around the Kaaba,” Abdulwhab Soror, 64, told The National.

>“I’ve been living in Makkah my whole life and I’ve never witnessed something like this before,” he added.

>The phenomenon even baffled wildlife experts. Dr Jacky Judas, manager and scientific adviser of terrestrial biodiversity at the WWF and Emirates Nature, said this was a first.

>"This is the first time for me to see this species in big numbers. I am not surprised that people are saying the same," Dr Judas said. "I have never seen this species in these big numbers."

>He said the source could be some businesses on the Arabian Peninsula that cultivate crickets for bird feed. Some of the insects could have escaped and spread to Makkah. He is working to identify the species but says they could be related to the true cricket, Gryllus campestris.

"It could be an incident where one captive breeding has escaped and spread in big numbers, otherwise maybe there has been specific conditions that favour their development and breeding," he said. "But I don't know what that would be."

>Cricket swarms have been reported in Peru and West Virginia after intense heatwaves.

Makkah Municipality has appointed almost 130 people to tackle the issue.

>“We are focusing on the areas of reproduction and breeding of insects, sewers, and open water source around the yards of the Holy Mosque and in all toilet scarred in the yards of the mosque,” the municipality said.

It later published pictures of an environmental protection team as it sprayed pesticide in areas surrounding the Holy Mosque.

I am currently in my senior year of high school and have thus been trying to figure out what it is that I plan on doing once I get out. I have applied to some colleges and have been accepted so far by one (and outright denied by one as well). I am a mediocre student with a 3.3gpa but a 1420/1600 SAT score. I suppose I haven't been applying myself as much as I could be.

With that background out of the way, I have a question about the extent of the commandment: "Honor thy mother and father". My parents have sat me down and explained to me that I am far too stupid, lazy, ignorant, etc etc *add more insults here* to go to college and that I have not their blessing to go. Rather, they want me to move a thousand miles away to Texas and find a job in some oil field. I took great offense at this, and in addition find it unfair not only that my piercing clad, gluttonous, atheist of a sister was allowed to go to college. Also, if they have stated I am too irresponsible to go fifty miles away to college why am I better off in another state?

Perhaps that is too much information. Bottom line. Is it okay for me to disobey them and go to college anyway? In addition, am I also being prideful at the moment?

Closed Communion?

I have a question for Catholic anons. I’m Lutheran and tomorrow I’m going to a Catholic Church with my father.

Should I receive communion? As a Lutheran I believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. I’ve committed no mortal sin since my last confession and absolution. I’ve seen Pope Francis administer communion to Lutheran ministers and give permission at different times.

Am I okay to receive Catholic communion with my dad or should I sit this out?

Here’s an article on the Pope addressing this matter:

https://religionnews.com/2015/11/20/pope-francis-say-lutherans-can-take-communion-catholic-mass/

Are people really paid to shill here?

Speaking in tongues

Mark 16:17-

>17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

I went to a charismatic church for a long time. I was essentially forced to speak in tongues to show that I was filled with the spirit. Anyone can do it, just start babbling things that sound like words but aren't and you're golden. I saw many, many sick people have hands laid on them but I never saw any of them recover. I saw many people come up and have preachers try to cast demons out of them, but I never saw them exhibit any sort of change afterwards that showed it has worked. I never saw anyone handling snakes or drinking poison though.

I eventually realized that charismatic churches major on speaking in tongues because anyone can do it so you don't need the Spirit of God to fake it. But you can't fake healing the sick. Either they get healed or they don't.

This brings up a question though. Thye bible says those signs shall follow the preaching of the word to confirm the word that was preached. Since those signs basically never happen, why do we consider the preaching that passes as Christian nowadays to be the word of God? Shouldn't we see the lack of the miraculous as a warning sign that we are in error and then do some deep sould searching to find out where we went wrong?

Amish?

Thoughts on the Amish?

The Pences: Defenders of Christian values in White House…

US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen are powerful proponents of religious conservatism in America

http://archive.today/2019.01.18-043750/https://news.yahoo.com/pences-defenders-christian-values-white-house-205451081.html

Washington (AFP) - On page 11 of an application to work at a private Christian school in Virginia, teachers are bluntly asked to pledge to "maintain a lifestyle based on biblical standards of moral conduct." It goes on to say banned conduct includes, but is not limited, to: "heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g. premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity" or "any other violation of the unique roles of male and female." Students at the Immanuel Christian School – who range in age from five to 14 – are also banned from engaging in "homosexual or bi-sexual activity," according to an agreement parents must sign before enrollment.

Vice President Mike Pence's wife Karen is once again teaching art at the school in Washington's suburbs – sparking anger from gay rights advocates who say it sends the wrong message from the inner circles of US power. "We'll let the critics roll off our backs," Pence said in an interview with Catholic television network EWTN. But he added: "The criticism of Christian education in America should stop." Of course, the Pence family's brand of religious conservatism is exactly why Donald Trump chose him as a running mate in July 2016.

At that time, Pence was the governor of Indiana and a former congressman with a low national profile. He had a few crowning achievements to boast of – a state anti-abortion law and a "religious freedom law" that said individuals and companies wishing not to serve gay and lesbian customers could cite a "substantial burden" on their religious beliefs as a reason. An amendment was eventually passed to provide protections for LGBT citizens. The anti-abortion law added limits to access, banning those motivated by the fetus's race, gender or disability. But it was eventually blocked in the courts. Nevertheless, the two initiatives had burnished Pence's reputation as a champion of the religious right.

Since taking office as vice president, the 59-year-old Pence – who seems to make it his business not to make waves – regularly appears alongside the 45th president of the United States. In meetings, he often takes a back seat, his lips sealed and his head nodding in approval. When he speaks in public, he never misses a chance to voice his admiration for the man who brought him back to Washington. On the face of it, they could not be more different – Trump is brash, twice divorced, vocal about his sexual conquests and doesn't seem to have a tight grasp on biblical passages. Pence meanwhile said last year: "I do try and start every day reading the Bible. My wife and I try to have a prayer together before I leave the house every morning."

On Thursday, the vice president was set to host a roundtable for pro-abortion rights activists on the eve of the March for Life, a major annual anti-abortion rally in Washington. Pence was the first vice president to speak at the march in 2017. "We will not rest, until we restore a culture of life in America for ourselves and our posterity," Pence told the crowd.

Is Christianity the religion of Europeans?

Is paganism or Christianity the religion of white European peoples? Sorry I am debating a pagan and he says Christianity is a Jewish death cult from the middle east. Responses? Is Christianity white?

Does the Catholic Church have any official stance or ruling on the charging of admission prices to enter certain touristic attraction churches?

WHO is this 'Mathew Henry' faggot?

Seriously, who the winnie the pooh does he think he is? Literally all of his 'commentary' is just winnie the pooh off-topic speculation. It's as if he was trying to practice pilpul. I'm so winnie the pooh sick of his shit. I want to find his grave and smack the shit out of him.

Can anyone actually explain Numbers 26:64-65? Did God really murder all the males except for Joshua and Caleb? And does this apply to all Israelites, or just the Levites? And what exactly provoked God? I forgot what they did this specific time. Please alleviate my confusion.

NATIONALISTS BREAK INTO CHURCH, ATTACK PRIEST PREPARING TO CELEBRATE BAPTISM IN UKRAINIAN VILLAGE

The Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in the village of Bronitsa in the Volyn Province has been a frequent target for nationalist supporters of the Ukrainian schismatic church lately.

Yesterday, Sunday, January 21, a group broke into the church and attacked the priest, Fr. Sergei Golodyuk, reports the Union of Orthodox Journalists and the site of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

Fr. Sergei celebrated the Liturgy on Sunday morning and left the parish at about 12:00 for a while, leaving behind everything necessary for celebrating the services, as he was planning to return soon for a Baptism at 2:00. However, having heard about the appearance of burglars at the church, he returned sooner. When he arrived, four perpetrators attacked him and kicked him off the church territory, tearing his clothes. At that point, the doors were already opened, though the raiders had so carefully entered the church that when the police arrived on the scene they found no damage to the doors.

The priest appealed to the police as the lawful rector of the parish to get the raiders to return the keys to the church to him. People immediately began gathering at the church and singing hymns. A representative from the “Kiev Patriarchate” arrived though the canonical parishioners gathered in the yard did not allow him into the church.

Fr. Sergei was able to gather the Church utensils, antimension, and everything necessary for celebrating the services under police supervision. The doors of the church were then sealed by the police.

The parish community has decided to hold services in one of the parishioner’s houses for the time being. According to the rector, the violence against the canonical Church has only strengthened the support for the Church. If in the first days of the conflict he could gather 100 signatures in favor of remaining with the Church, now the number is easily 300, he says.

The residents of Bronitsa and the nearby Krymne call what is happening to their parish “madness” and are massively withdrawing their signatures from a petition to defect to the schismatic church. Many who had signed are now asking Fr. Sergei to bless their homes following the great feast of Theophany.

About 100 parishioners had gathered a few days again to declare their loyalty to the canonical Church.

Fr. Sergius has said he will appeal to a lawyer to file a suit about the abuse of power by the local authorities.

Meanwhile, in the village of Urvenna, near Rivne, schismatics are collecting signatures from villagers who are not parishioners of the local parish to try to force it to move to the schismatic “Orthodox Church of Ukraine.”

The parishioners are standing strong and asking for prayers for their parish to remain safe and in the canonical Church.

Links to sources in the sauce below:

http://orthochristian.com/118796.html

Why do /pol/tards use the fact that Jesus used his whip once in the Bible to push that Christianity supports violence? I see it a lot

>Jesus isn't this liberal f**

>He uses VIOLENCE don't believe Reddit!

I honestly cannot understand how someone can get that Jesus was a violent person or that he supported violence. Even OT God never supported violence unless he was in charge of it.

Are /pol/tards that try to justify Jewish violence using the Bible the same type of people like redditors changing the Bible to fit their liberal agenda?

Callin Jesus "jewsus" is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?

Hello /christian/ !

Im here with a question.

As some of you probably already know there is one sin that will not be forgiven and that is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.

Now the chief example of this in the Bible is Mark 3:28-30.

The pharisees attribute Jesus's miracles to the devil, and Jesus warns them that they were about to blaspheme the Holy Spirit.

Jesus also calls the jews the sons of the Devil in John 8:38-45

So if you claim that Jesus was a jew, does that mean that you practically claim that he is a devil/evil spirit and this blaspheming the Holy Spirit?

E Michael Jones destroys 3 atheist alt right larpers at once

I noticed there has been a thread about "what about pagan arguments". Well this interview is what you're looking for. Jones completely destroys Spencer and his crew.

Notice that all they can do is:

>regurgitate few atheist talking points

>MUH nietzche

>Let's worship strength

>Muh white though

>be butthurt about their nihilism

Jones literally spoonfeeds them the Truth. Furthermore he does not deny the ethnic reality but as far as America is concerned, he clearly states that America has to do with what it has. He does not put "muh race against religion" as they try to put it to him. Although I do not completely agree with Jones on ethnicity - judging by another interview of his though he makes a solid points here.

Not trying to create dc thread about race/catholicism etc. I just think this is worth watching because he manages to sweep through the unbearable faggotry of the so called "alt right" with an amazing accuracy and they seem to be a kindergarten kids compared to him.

Rise of Satanism in America…

The Satanic Temple, founded in 2012 by Lucien Greaves and Malcolm Jarry, has since spread to dozens of chapters across the US and Europe

http://archive.today/2019.01.21-232826/https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6616577/The-rise-Satanism-America-members-dont-ACTUALLY-worship-devil-push-activism.html

They first cropped up seemingly out of nowhere about six years ago, adorned in black capes with curved devil horns affixed to their heads, holding posters and black American flags as they shouted ‘Hail, Satan’ on the steps of government institutions from Arkansas and Florida to Oklahoma and Detroit. The antics and declarations seemed like a hoax to many – onlookers and journalists and politicians alike – until it became apparent that members of newly-formed The Satanic Temple were here to stay. And they were growing, exponentially. Since TST’s founding in 2012, the organization has increased from a handful of members to tens of thousands, with chapters all over the US and the globe, from Stockholm to London and Los Angeles to Texas. And their ‘pranksterism,’ as filmmaker Penny Lane first considered it, has given way to a well-conceived ethos, forming an organized ‘religion’ for a ‘group of contrarians’ opposed to any organization at all.

The Satanic Temple, it seems, is becoming more and more firmly established across the United States – largely composed of individuals who don’t even worship Satan in the first place but center on a different interpretation of biblical teachings. And Lane’s new documentary about the group, premiering later this month at Utah’s famed Sundance Film Festival, paints a surprising portrait of the unlikely ‘religion’ – one which has challenged even the preconceived notions of the director herself. ‘The reason this became a feature length documentary was that I found so many interesting surprises at each stage of discovery,’ says Lane, the title of whose documentary – Hail, Satan? – fittingly addresses the controversy surrounding the relatively neophyte group.

Meme thread

New meme thread because the old one is autosaging, starting with a request: I need the exploitable 8ch logo, have this crop in return

Panhandling

What's the consensus on giving to panhandlers and other beggers?

It's a moral duty to give to give to folks down on their luck, yes, but I'm afraid I might be feeding someone's drug or alcohol addiction or unwillingness to work. It's no secret that many panhandlers are addicts and/or workshy and these people need a different kind of help than my loose change.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, am I guilty of sin if I give to a panhandler and they use the money I gave them to buy drugs? Or if I give to someone who's lying about their horrible situation and abusing the compassion of their fellow man? I don't mind giving money to those in need, but I want to be sure my money is going to feed a person or family that needs it, not on drugs or frivolities.

The age old "WWJD?" question comes to mind here, and I think in situations such as this, he'd rather cure them of their addictions than give them money. But maybe I'm misunderstanding Christ and some more knowledgeable Anons could give me insight.

Small anecdote from when I was younger. I started working in a gas station in a run down ghetto and there old black woman would panhandle for money outside. I gave her some money in my first encounter because she told me a story about her friend who was struggling to feed 5 children. However I saw her outside again another day, this time giving a completely different story, this time about how she needed bus fare to get to work. Some customers who were far more familiar with the area than my naive upper middle class white ass, told me how she does this all the time and how she spends the money on crack cocaine. I felt cheated and hurt, and disgusted that I was supporting such a harmful habit.

About a month after I stopped working there, I caught wind about how the police had picked her up when she was doing her daily hustle and she was going through rehab. This I think is a greater charity to individuals such as this than giving them money will ever be.

What are your thoughts /christian/? Yes or no to panhandlers?

Practial tips on how to resist the mortal sin of masturbation.

As you know, sexual immorality sins are mortal sins, and that includes masturbation.

Once people masturbate, they remove any thoughts of God in their minds, their energy is deplited and they basically become irrational animals.

However, it is also hard to retain his semen and never to masturbate, and will alone won't suffice. I think we should help each other her, giving tips in order not to touch our pee-pees in order not to corrupt ourselves.

What do you guys think about Common Filth?

Can I "pray the gay away"?

So, I'm a 19 year old boy who was solely attracted to girls, but has developed an attraction to femboys after years of viewing pornography. Is it possible for myself to be rid of homolust through prayer (and/or other spiritual means) or is it now a new form of lust that I must struggle with?

In 2 Corinthians 12:2, Paul says

"I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven".

This appears to contradict

1 Corinthians 2:9

"However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,

what no ear has heard,

and what no human mind has conceived”—

the things God has prepared for those who love him"

John 3:13

"No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven–the Son of Man".

In my opinion, the contradiction with regards to Corinthians is that 1 Corinthians precedes 2 Corinthians and John 3 especially after the Resurrection. What are your thoughts?

Minucius Felix (250 A.D.) proves that Martin Luther was right

>But who is so foolish or so brutish as to dare to deny that man, as he could first of all be formed by God, so can again be reformed

>"The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD."

>Joel 2:31

>August 2017 Eclipse

>January 2019 Super Blood Moon

Is Jesus really coming back soon guys? I'm scared.

Dreams, death, despair... the full bearing of sin

I am in deep trouble… I have been struggling with the weight of mortal sin, you know the one, for so long and for so fruitlessly now, I feel so worthless… I am to be a soldier of God, fulfill my destiny, but I am still right here… God, I feel low… I am so unbelieveably low and I still have so far to go. And yet I thought the exact same yesterday, guess how far it got me.

I have recieved visions and dreams, confrontations in the art I consume of a certain brand of death, which would seem almost comforting when faced with the prospect of confronting it with a clean soul. I dreamt of me sitting up against a brick wall in a backyard, taking a nap as the slightly setting sun woke me up. My clothes were rotten and my lower jaw was missing, my ribcage was exposed and the fluids of my body were laying still in my torso like pools of goop, and I remember thinking I didn't care to be in this state, it was the most elementally pathetic thing I'd ever witnessed. I, on the same day, came across this song https://youtu.be/W24WS9uM6bU I am to have surgery on my lower jaw sometime this year.

A friend told me today he dreamt of me dying in a bizarre way… of me falling of my bike and my heart simply stopping… I've had similar dreams of relatives. I realize this is common but I've had waking realisations, as if deja vu moments where a feeling of death was imminent… I have also recently developed symptoms of relapsing polychondritis, a potentially fatal immune system disease, at least I suspect them to be, I hope not, of course. I feel like my time is slowly coming yet I have not fulfilled my task on earth at all. As such, I have become obsessed with the image of simple purity, of sinless-ness, dignity… I am so far away from this, I do not know where to turn to, and I do not know what to say to my Lord.

I know this is a somewhat pathetic blogpost but to rationalize posting it: General dream thread, fighting despair, premonitions, etcetera…

How should we feel about female pastors? I know the Bible is clear about women in church and their role in society, and I agree, but I don't want my views to stem from the fact that I'm a misogynistic incel. In other words, why should I feel strongly about female leadership in the church when I'm struggling with my own sin that's bigger? I'm naturally bitter towards the female condition to some extent and I don't want my religious stances shaped by my own faults.

Also, for those of you who agree with me on this, shouldn't women also keep their heads covered in church beyond just their hair? If we adopt one verse from 1 Corinthians 11 we can't just ignore the next.