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  • Christforums
    Woman Kills Her 14-Month-Old Daughter Because She Wanted a Boy Instead
    by Christforums
    In a tragic case full of twists, prosecutors in Glasgow, England, have charged 28-year-old Sadia Ahmed with murdering her 14-month-old daughter in April 2016 by placing a cushion over Inaya Ahmed’s face and shaking her. “The prosecution alleges that Inaya was assaulted by her mother on 17 April 2016 and died in the Royal Hospital […]

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    10-19-2017, 12:50 AM
  • Christforums
    Will Church School be Forced to Ban Bible, Crosses, and Religious Assembly?
    by Christforums
    Parents of students at a church school in England have issued complaints leading to a decision by the school to ban a Christian charity.



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    10-19-2017, 01:43 PM
  • William
    Why Theology is Necessary
    by William
    “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart” (Deut. 6:4–6).
    - Deuteronomy 6:4-9


    Having considered the importance of growing in our knowledge of the Word of God in order that we might attain spiritual maturity, we begin today’s study by distinguishing the necessity of knowledge from the sufficiency of knowledge in spiritual growth. It is impossible to know how to please God without an adequate and developing understanding of Scripture. Therefore, knowing biblical doctrine is required for maturing in the faith — it is necessary for true spiritual adulthood. At the same time, we must always remember that mere knowledge is insufficient for spiritual maturity. Satan, after all, has an intellectual knowledge of God and His Word (Matt. 4:1–11; James 2:19), but he is anything but spiritually...
    10-17-2017, 04:04 PM
  • Christforums
    Why Creation magazine?
    by Christforums
    What we do to ensure that each issue of Creation magazine equips you and your family to defend your faith and witness to others—and how you can help.

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    10-16-2017, 11:40 PM
  • Christforums
    When does the soul enter a person? (2017-10-18)
    by Christforums
    When does the soul enter a person ... at the moment of conception, at sometime following conception, or do we really not know?

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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
  • William
    What’s the Difference Between Heresy and Orthodoxy?
    by William
    While we may be in a “post”-postmodern world, there are still many people who resist objective truth claims, particularly when these claims are moral or metaphysical in nature. Is anything objectively true, or is everything simply a matter of perspective and opinion? Christianity, as a worldview, rejects relativism. The Christian worldview makes specific claims about the character of God, the person of Jesus and the nature of Salvation. These truths are grounded and described in the Bible, and while we may not always agree on tangential issues, some truths are simply not negotiable. Some views about Jesus, for example, are true, and some views are false.

    The earliest believers felt so strongly about the exclusive nature of truth (and were so convinced the scriptures taught objective facts about the nature of God, Jesus and Salvation) they declared these truths in a number of creeds. These believers rejected the notion of a theological smorgasbord, arguing, instead, for a number...
    10-17-2017, 04:20 PM
  • Christforums
    What Christians Should Know About the Balfour Declaration Controversy
    by Christforums
    On Wednesday, Palestinian Arab organizations called on Britain to apologize for the “crime of the Balfour Declaration,” a pronouncement that helped Israel become a nation and is almost 100 years old.



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    10-19-2017, 01:32 PM
  • Christforums
    Two Christians Hospitalized in Critical Condition After Brutal Assault on Church in India
    by Christforums
    Christian Persecution continues to escalate as state elections near in Chhattisgarh.



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    10-19-2017, 01:11 PM
  • Christforums
    Trump Admin: “There is No Constitutional Right to Abortion” for Illegal Immigrants
    by Christforums
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Trump administration on Friday on behalf of an immigrant minor, named only as Jane Doe, who came to the country illegally and has been denied access to an abortion by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in a shelter in Brownsville, Texas. ORR released a statement Tuesday […]

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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
  • William
    The Sufficiency of the Bible Contra Rome
    by William


    As far back as the late medieval period, men such as John Wycliffe (c. 1329–1384) and Jan Hus (1373–1415) called the church of their day to return to Scripture. When challenged by hostile church officials, Hus answered his opponents, “Show me... better out of the Scriptures, and I will forthwith recant!” Hus’s devotion to sola Scriptura cost him his life, for it compelled him to attack the principles on which the medieval church based its authority.

    Beginning with Martin Luther (1483–1546) and Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531), and continuing in men such as John Calvin (1509–1564) and John Knox (c. 1514–1572), the Reformers developed Hus’s emphasis on Scripture to promote a recovery of the great teachings of the Bible. Sola Scriptura at its heart was an assertion of the sufficiency of the Bible for the faith and practice of the church. In the Smalcald Articles, Luther wrote, “The Word of God—and no one else, not even an angel—should establish articles...
    10-17-2017, 03:02 AM
  • theophilus
    The suffering of Jesus
    by theophilus
    Before his arrest Jesus prayed that if it were possible he might avoid being crucified.

    And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

    And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed,saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

    And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Luke 22:39-46 ESV)

    He wanted to avoid the crucifixion but he submitted to God’s will and as you know...
    10-17-2017, 07:53 AM
  • William
    The Importance (and Early Use) of Creeds
    by William
    Creeds (formal statements of Christian belief) have fallen on hard times. Many Christians are uncomfortable with such objection proclamations of the exclusive Christian truth claims. But, the Christian worldview has always been a “confessional” worldview. It has been grounded in the reliable record of eyewitnesses who confessed what they saw related to the person of Jesus Christ, advanced by believers who repeated the testimony of the apostles, and continues to flourish based on the confession of those who believe. Christian Scripture reiterates the importance of confessing the truth about God and the truth about Jesus:

    Romans 10:9-10
    That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.

    Hebrews 13:15-16
    Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer...
    10-17-2017, 02:35 PM
  • William
    The Immutability of God
    in God
    by William
    A natural implication of God’s aseity is his immutability. At first blush this immutability seems to have little support in Scripture. For there God is seen as standing in the most vital association with the world. In the beginning he created heaven and earth and so moved from not creating to creating. And from that beginning he is, as it were, a coparticipant in the life of the world and especially of his people Israel. He comes and goes, reveals and conceals himself. He averts his face [in wrath] and turns it back to us in grace. He repents (Gen. 6:6; 1 Sam. 15:11; Amos 7:3, 6; Joel 2:13; Jon. 3:9; 4:2) and changes plans (Exod. 32:10–14; Jon. 3:10). He becomes angry (Num. 11:1, 10; Ps. 106:40; Zech. 10:3) and sets aside his anger (Deut. 13:17; 2 Chron. 12:12; 30:8; Jer. 18:8, 10; 26:3, 19; 36:3). His attitude toward the pious is one thing, his disposition to the ungodly another (Prov. 11:20; 12:22). With the pure he is pure; with the crooked he shows himself a shrewd opponent 12...
    10-19-2017, 12:39 AM
  • William
    The Doctrine of the Trinity: No Christianity Without It
    by William
    If any doctrine makes Christianity Christian, then surely it is the doctrine of the Trinity. The three great ecumenical creeds—the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed—are all structured around our three in one God, underlying the essential importance of Trinitarian theology. Augustine once commented about the Trinity that “in no other subject is error more dangerous, or inquiry more laborious, or the discovery of truth more profitable.” More recently, Sinclair Ferguson has reflected on “the rather obvious thought that when his disciples were about to have the world collapse in on them, our Lord spent so much time in the Upper Room speaking to them about the mystery of the Trinity. If anything could underline the necessity of Trinitarianism for practical Christianity, that must surely be it!”

    Yet, when it comes to the doctrine of the Trinity, most Christians are poor in their understanding, poorer in their articulation, and poorest of all...
    10-17-2017, 02:26 PM
  • Christforums
    Tens of Thousands Participate in Jerusalem March, Celebrating Unification
    by Christforums
    Last Tuesday, Oct. 10, marked a special day in Israel. Tens of thousands of people from 80 different countries around the world gathered in the city to mark the 50th anniversary of its unification.



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    10-16-2017, 11:40 PM
  • Elda
    Tattoos
    by Elda
    What does God say about getting tattoos?
    10-17-2017, 10:47 PM
  • Christforums
    Surge in Wake of Ship Collisions Tests Navy's New Deployment Plan
    by Christforums
    The Navy is "surging" the deployment of a guided-missile cruiser and moving another destroyer into the Pacific.

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    10-17-2017, 11:52 AM
  • Christforums
    Study: Kids Who Read the Bible More Likely to Practice Faith as Adults
    by Christforums
    A recent study has revealed that kids who read the Bible growing up are more likely to continue in the faith as adults.



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    10-18-2017, 12:04 PM
  • William
    Sola Gratia - Grace Alone
    by William
    10-17-2017, 03:04 AM
  • Elda
    Secret of Mana
    by Elda
    I don't know where this topic fits.

    What exactly is mana in the Bible—was it a food and why did there seem to be so much of it?

    Was it (is it) symbolic of something, what is the secret of mana?
    10-19-2017, 01:32 PM
  • Christforums
    Report Claims Trump Jokes about Pence’s Faith
    by Christforums
    In a blistering piece for The New Yorker, Jane Mayer shared quotes from several sources who overheard the President make jokes about Vice President Pence’s religious faith and social conservatism.



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    10-17-2017, 11:52 AM
  • William
    Reformers Prior to the Reformation
    by William
    by Dr. Jack Kilcrease

    Although most historians would probably date the beginning of the Protestant Reformation to Luther’s publication of the 95 Theses in 1517, it has long been recognized that the Reformers of the 16th century did not appear out of thin air. Although we could speak of many broad societal trends which led to the outbreak of the Reformation, it is important to recognize the initiative of individuals. Below we will discuss two of the most significant proto-reformers: John Wycliffe (ca. 1320-1384) and Jan Hus (1369-1415).

    John Wycliffe was born in the village of Hipswell in the vicinity of Yorkshire in the north of England at some point in the early to mid-1320s. To the extent that historians can reconstruct his early life, he seems to have received his education close to his parents’ home. Later (possibly in the mid-1340s) he arrived at Oxford where he pursued higher education. In 1356, Wycliffe earned his Master’s degree. He was soon appointed...
    10-18-2017, 01:34 PM
  • Christforums
    Raqqa Liberated after Three Years of ISIS Occupation
    by Christforums
    Christians left in a tense situation as violence continues in Syria.



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    10-17-2017, 11:40 AM
  • William
    Private, Encrypted File Sharing
    by William
    Nice way to file share: Firefox Send

    They just need to make this a plugin for Firefox. Anyhoot, I book marked it as one of my favorites in my book mark menu bar. Should I need send a file up to 1 gb then this is a fast easy and safer way to do so.

    God bless,
    William
    10-19-2017, 01:12 AM
  • Christforums
    Powerfully attracted to the truth of creation
    by Christforums
    How reading the Bible turned around a young scientist's thinking.

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    10-19-2017, 12:50 AM
  • William
    Of God and the Trinity
    in God
    by William
    by Henry Bullinger


    Of God; of the true knowledge of God, and of the diverse ways how to know him; that God is one in substance, and three in persons.

    I HAVE up to here, in thirty-two sermons, discoursed upon the word of God, and the lawful exposition of it; upon Christian faith, the love of God and our neighbour. I have also spoken of the law of nature, of man's law, and God's law, and of the parts of God's law, namely, the moral, the ceremonial, and the judicial laws; of the use of the law, and of the fulfilling and abrogation of it; of the likeness and difference between the two testaments and people, the old and the new; of Christian liberty; of offences; of the effect and merits of good works; of sin, and the various sorts of it: and also of the grace of God, or the gospel of Jesus Christ, in whom our heavenly Father has given us all things belonging to life and eternal salvation. Finally, I have treated repentance, and of the things that especially...
    10-17-2017, 01:02 PM
  • Elda
    Obligatory Hello
    by Elda
    Que pasa? Any nerds on this forum?
    10-17-2017, 10:36 PM
  • Christforums
    Newborn Baby Girl Found Being Eaten by Ants After Her Parents Dumped Her Because She Wasn’t a Boy
    by Christforums
    A newborn who was found alone and covered with ants Saturday in central India allegedly was abandoned because she is a girl. According to police in Bhopal, India, someone found the infant after they heard her cries from inside a trash container, the Daily Mail reports. A local businessperson Dheeraj Rathore told police: “I was […]

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    10-16-2017, 11:40 PM
  • Christforums
    New Clinic Doing Abortions Through All 9 Months Forced to Cancel Appoints After It’s Exposed as Unlicensed
    by Christforums
    Operation Rescue has confirmed that abortion appointments scheduled illegally for today at an unlicensed late-term abortion facility in Bethesda, Maryland, operated by abortionist LeRoy Carhart, have been cancelled. The cancellations came after Operation Rescue discovered the location of his secret abortion facility in Bethesda through an undercover investigation, then confirmed that the facility had obtained […]

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    10-17-2017, 11:52 AM
  • Christforums
    Mother Shares Heartbreaking Photos of Her Stillborn Daughter Who Was Poisoned in the Womb
    by Christforums
    Just one week before her due date, British mom Gabriella Morley lost her unborn baby girl to a rare liver condition that basically poisoned her in the womb. Morley, 24, of Bramley, England, gave birth to her stillborn daughter on May 9, the Daily Mail reports. She and her boyfriend Matthew Dalton named their daughter […]

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    10-19-2017, 01:09 PM
  • journeyman
    Minding The Store
    by journeyman
    When Abraham was a teenager, a neighbor who sold idols asked him to watch his store for an hour while he went to do some chores.
    Abraham obliged.
    When the store
    ​​​​ower returned, he found all the idols broken except the biggest one, which now has a hammer in his hand.
    The business asked what happened and Abraham said, "The idols got into a fight about which of them was the greatest and that big one grabbed a hammer and smashed all the other ones."
    The store owner looked at Abraham with a frown and said, "Don't be silly. Idols can't do anything!" Abraham smiled and said, "That's right."
    10-17-2017, 07:35 AM
  • William
    Major Site Wide Update 10/16/2017
    by William
    vBulletin 5.3.4 Alpha 4 packs a lot of changes in a smaller package. In addition to resolving many issues reported by customers, the following enhancements have been added to the software.


    Warning: This is pre-release software intended for testing purposes only. It is not intended for production servers at this time.


    A Smaller Download Package
    A number of unused font files have been removed from the download package. This change removes approximately 10 Megabytes from the size of the download package. This will save time in uploading the new version as well as storage space on the server if you delete the unused files. The easiest way to delete the unused font files is to delete the vbulletin_root/fonts directory on your server before uploading the new version.

    Site Builder
    • The Site Builder menu has been reworked and separated from the User Menu. Now it will appear on top of the entire page. This will allow the menu to be used
    ...
    10-16-2017, 11:36 PM
  • erealmz
    Looking for a partner
    in Singles
    by erealmz
    Hi guys. I'm looking for a girlfriend. I'm tired of being alone. And I mean TIRED of it. I know what you guys will say. Someone will come along. God has someone for me. All that jazz. But I'm not going to just wait around for some perfect Angel. I'm by myself out here in this world. Don't have many friends or family. I can count them all on 10 fingers. Not that I need a lot of people in my life. But I do need that one person. Because I sit here all diddly day long doing nothing. I'm bored to death. I work and make decent, honest money. But other than that, I have no life.

    I'm not looking for advice. I'm just venting. I know that Satan wants me to commit suicide. (Even though I don't believe in him or have suicidal thoughts). I just feel that that is the case based on how unimportant and unneeded I feel.

    I used to help out at my church doing volunteer work every Saturday. They was great. But due to circumstances beyond my control, I can no longer do that. So I...
    10-18-2017, 11:02 PM
  • Christforums
    LGBT Activists Take Issue with Christian Nominee to Texas District Court
    by Christforums
    More than 35 LGBT advocacy groups are asking senators to turn down President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas because he has a “brazen contempt for LGBT people.”



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    10-18-2017, 12:27 PM
  • William
    It’s All About Him – An Excerpt from God’s Glory Alone
    by William
    In God’s Glory Alone—The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life, which is available to order now, renowned scholar David VanDrunen looks at the historical and biblical roots of the idea that all glory belongs to God alone. He calls it “the glue that holds the other solas in place…” As he examines the biblical themes and traces it through history, he concludes by addressing several of today’s great cultural challenges and temptations—such as distraction and narcissism—and reflecting on how commitment to God’s glory alone fortifies us to live godly lives in this present evil age.

    ***

    In popular conception, the Reformation motto soli Deo gloria is sometimes reduced to a call for moral action: we Christians should pursue all activities for the glory of God as our only supreme end. Of course, there is nothing untrue about this statement—a couple of biblical texts even make this point explicitly. But there seems to be something imbalanced about focusing the soli...
    10-17-2017, 01:05 PM
  • Christforums
    Is putting a dog to sleep biblical? (2017-10-11)
    by Christforums
    Is putting an elderly pet dog to sleep biblical?

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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
  • BenReilly
    I am perfection...
    by BenReilly
    ...end of discussion lol !!!

    :D
    10-18-2017, 01:35 PM
  • Christforums
    How does Scripture present the faithful believer? (2017-10-04)
    by Christforums
    Within the formalities of redemptive grace (salvation), how does Scripture present the faithful believer? This is a question that I constantly struggle with. It seems that within the Christian discourse there are numerous perspectives that cause people to stumble.



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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
  • Christforums
    Hillary Clinton Staffer’s Hateful Election Rant: “I Wake Up and Go to Sleep Angry”
    by Christforums
    It was supposed to be an upbeat story in Women’s Health magazine about how to take your anger and convert it into something useful. Like making lemonade from lemons. Unfortunately for the intended purpose, the article just comes off as just plain angry and the author just can’t get over her anger. No lemonade from […]

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    10-18-2017, 12:13 PM
  • NetChaplain
    Glorious Reflection
    by NetChaplain
    The “Last Adam” has brought all who belong to Him now into this common place of blessing. We all with open, or unveiled, face (for this is the true force of it) behold as in a glass the glory of the Lord. A Christian, all the time he is here below, is, as far as the work of the Lord Jesus is concerned, one entitled to “draw near” (Jam 4:8) to the Father, to look into the glory, and to be there himself; the veil is gone. Christ without the veil. There was a veil but it is rent. Now there is none—none on the heart of the believer, none on the face of the Lord Jesus or on ours; it is completely gone. “We all, with open face beholding as in a glass (Word of God, esp. the Gospel of Christ, which is how we know how we are to look—NC) the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2Co 3:18).

    What the Holy Spirit now ministers to us is not merely a Savior who came down into our woe and misery to bear...
    10-19-2017, 11:05 AM
  • Christforums
    Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency in Preparation for White Supremacist Leader's Speech
    by Christforums
    Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for Alachua County on Monday, in anticipation of a speech from white supremacist Richard Spencer.



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    10-18-2017, 12:40 PM
  • Christforums
    Family of Dead Muslim Recruit Sues Marines for $100 Million
    by Christforums
    The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit claims the Corps "fostered a culture of abuse and hazing" at Parris Island.

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    10-16-2017, 11:40 PM
  • William
    Drawing the Line: Why Doctrine Matters
    by William
    Imagine Mike. He’s an unusual mechanic. Where other mechanics find natural laws (such as gravity) unavoidable and even useful, he suspects them to be arbitrary, invoked in order to stifle his creativity. We can imagine how the story ends. Cars brought for repair are returned in worse shape than before. Mike goes out of business. Whatever Mike might think, the laws of physics are built into the nature of creation.

    So it is with doctrine in the Christian faith and life. Throughout Christian history, folks have proposed to do without Christian doctrine, the good and necessary inferences drawn from the implicit or explicit teaching of Scripture. Like Mike, some Christians have suspected that doctrine is just an invention, a way to control people. Such a position is just as false as Mike the mechanic’s. Doctrine is inescapable because it is revealed in Scripture and necessary to Christian faith and life.

    Doctrine is Biblical
    Our English word doctrine is derived...
    10-17-2017, 04:05 PM
  • William
    Does the Doctrine of the Trinity Matter?
    in God
    by William
    Question

    I am told that one can not be saved without accepting the doctrine of the Trinity, yet even the most capable theological minds on the planet debate over it -- not only as regards the understanding of it, but also as to whether or not it can even be derived from Scripture! Did the repentent thief on the cross know about the doctrine of the Trinity? When traditional peoples of the Pacific Islands are converted, for example, what is their perception of the doctrine of the Trinity? What about the average Christian who would seem to have little interest in the perplexing doctrinal aspects of this teaching? How important can it be if the majority of Christians have little if any knowledge of the issues which surround it? Can they really be said to believe it if they are basically ignorant concerning the biblical justification for it, as well as the many seeming contradictions in Scripture which are associated with it? Why is this teaching regarded as a fundamental truth...
    10-17-2017, 02:23 PM
  • Christforums
    Crew of AC-130 Gunship Honored for Suppressing Taliban Ambush
    by Christforums
    They were recognized during a ceremony at Hurlburt Field, Fla., for their valor during a 2016 firefight in Afghanistan.

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    10-19-2017, 01:54 PM
  • Christforums
    Creation and Carbon-14 Dating (2017-09-27)
    by Christforums
    How does the church rationalize the existence of dinosaurs with creation vs. all of the evidence of carbon-14 dating?


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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
  • Christforums
    Combat Controller Receives Air Force Cross for Valor in Afghanistan
    by Christforums
    Staff Sgt. Richard Hunter was accompanying a 50-man Special Forces team as they moved forward in Taliban-ridden Kunduz Province.

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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
  • Christforums
    Colorado Christian Baker Now Asked to Make Birthday Cake for Satan
    by Christforums
    The Colorado Christian baker who was sued for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex couple has been asked to design a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday.



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    10-17-2017, 11:52 AM
  • Christforums
    China: House Church Leader, Daughter, and Grandson Arrested for Sharing Faith in Public
    by Christforums
    China continues its crackdown on Christians. In the most recent report of persecution, a Chinese house church pastor, her daughter, and her grandson were arrested for expressing and sharing their faith in public.



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    10-19-2017, 12:50 AM
  • William
    Can't Post?
    by William
    A recent software update made it necessary to clear your browser's cache.

    If you cannot post, you must clear your browser's cache: Refreshyourcache.com - The Guide to Clear your Browser Cache!

    God bless,
    William...
    10-16-2017, 11:18 PM
  • Christforums
    After Collisions, Navy Will Assess Sea-Readiness of All Surface Ships
    by Christforums
    The Navy is putting all ships in its surface fleet through a one-time readiness assessment to ensure they can safely operate.

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    10-19-2017, 12:50 AM
  • Christforums
    A '165 million year' surprise
    by Christforums
    Fossils emerging from a mudflow raise more questions than answers for long-age thinking.

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    10-18-2017, 12:00 AM
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