The day after President Trump called Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress with whom he allegedly had an adulterous affair, a “horseface,” televangelist James Robison posted a video in which he declared that Trump has a deep admiration of the faith of the Religious Right leaders with whom he has surrounded himself, and that their efforts to preach the word of God to him are having an impact.
The only impact Trump’s fake ‘Christian’ advisors are having on him is granting him permission to think that Christians can be utterly godless and still pretend they have faith.
`I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom is no faith. They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God; They have moved Me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation; I will move them to anger by a foolish nation.
For a fire is kindled by my anger, And shall burn to the lowest hell; It shall consume the earth with her increase, And set on fire the foundations of the mountains. `I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them. They shall be wasted with hunger, Devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, With the poison of serpents of the dust. The sword shall destroy outside; There shall be terror within For the young man and virgin, The nursing child with the man of gray hairs. (Deut. 32:20-25)
Let those who have ears to hear, hear.
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Contrary to a common conviction, original sin is one of the fundamental Patristic issues, because it is the starting point of Patristic anthropology and sets the stage for the need for salvation. The Church Fathers before Augustine did not used the term “original sin”, but described its reality, having the greatest possible feeling for the mystical unity of mankind with its first ancestor. As regards the issue of the unity of human nature in Adam, the East and the West speak with one voice, which is first to be found in Irenaeus’ works.
Media outlets worldwide congratulated Meghan Markle after it was announced earlier this week that she has a meaningless blob of tissue developing in her womb.
Despite happening many times per day, the world showed it hasn’t lost its appreciation for the miracle of new, utterly insignificant groupings of cells being formed inside women’s reproductive systems.
“Meghan Markle Glowing After Announcing Potential Human Life Growing Within Her,” read the New York Times headline, while across the pond, the BBC ran “Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Expecting Royal Clump Of Cells” and The Daily Mail pondered “Is That a Fetus Bump We See Already?!”
“I’m so excited to meet the Royal Parasite!” said one Londoner. “I ran down to Tesco straight away to get as many magazines as I could. I just love devouring information about a totally not human, completely purposeless little growth inside another woman, one that she could terminate at any time if she chooses to, as is her right.”
The Washington Post devoted some time to discussing the potential future office of the pregnancy, depending on what gender the amorphous parasite would eventually choose for itself.
The way people who don’t believe the unborn are human beings, worthy of protection, fawn and carry on whenever a royal gets pregnant is mockery worthy, to say the least.
The first issue of Textus with Brill is now available, and to celebrate this occasion with you, the issue is now freely accessible. http://ow.ly/LRZX30mhwSI
With articles by Emanuel Tov, Hila Dayfani, Leeor Gottlieb, Drew Longacre, Jordan S. Penkower, Gary A. Rendsburg, David Marcus, John Screnock and Jan Joosten, Justus Theodore Ghormley, Jean-Sébastien Rey, Matthieu Richelle, Jonathan Vroom.
The importance of the discipline of textual criticism received an enormous boost from the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, showing that the study of these ancient documents is absolutely necessary for the exegesis of Biblical literature. Textus covers that area as well as many additional ones, pertaining to all the fields that are traditionally studied by textual critics.
There existed in Christendom, ever since there was a doctrina publica, i.e., from the end of the second century, a kind of subsidiary religion, one of the second rank, as it were subterranean, different among different peoples, but everywhere alike in its crass superstition, naïve doketism, dualism, and polytheism. “When religions change, it is as if the mountains open. Among the great magic snakes, golden dragons and crystal spirits of the human soul, which ascend to the light, there come forth all sorts of hideous reptiles and a host of rats and mice.” — Adolf von Harnack
You can see that truth in effect even today among all the superstitious appendages found attached to Christian faith all around the world. Nationalism too is one of the hideous reptiles and host of rats and mice that has scurried out of the caves and affixed itself to Christianity.