Religions, Non-Christian

Putting Us to Shame

by Steve Ray on December 25, 2014

It is Christmas day. My wife and I are on a plane to Israel. We watch as a young man. He is uttering muffled chants under his breath and bobbing up and down. His chin is wagging under his serious eyes and his black hat. His prayer shawl with the many knotted tassels is under his black suit. His Hebrew Prayer Book is open as he stands facing Jerusalem. Which way is Jerusalem?

He must be guessing at the direction of Jerusalem because we are in a plane 35,000 feet over the Mediterranean Sea, or Turkey, and he is standing at his seat bobbing and weaving. He must be guessing. Periodically he raises the Hebrew Scriptures to lips to kiss the Word of G-d (they never write the word “God” or pronounce it out of great respect).

We've seen planes with the isle full like this too

People are staring at him, others ignore him. But he doesn’t give a rip what anyone thinks. He is in the presence of the G-d of his fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is attempting to obey the 3,000 year old commands of Moses and that is all that matters to him.

He just sat down. While others turn off their reading lights and cover their eyes to sleep, this Orthodox Jew continues reading his Hebrew Bible–living in the holy memory of his people and their God.

Other than my wife and I — crossing ourselves to pray when the plane took off — I didn’t notice any Christians displaying their faith openly. Maybe there aren’t any Christians on this plane; yet again, maybe there are some on board but they are keeping it to themselves.

Will you be ashamed to show your faith today, or will you too live the whole day in the presence of God? We are going to do our best to demonstrate the reality and love of God–and to show our devotion to him.

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Less than a month ago, from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

 Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as “lethal to faith.” He also said the true motivation for missionary work is not to increase the church’s size but to share the joy of knowing Christ.

In other words, dialoguing with the world and other religions and sects is not a substitute to converting others to the truth of Christianity. St. Paul wanted to convert everyone to Christ. We should do the same. Dialogue is great, but not for dialogue’s sake. The goal is to bring everyone to the joy of knowing Christ.

http://www.catholicregister.org/faith/faith-news/item/19040-retired-pope-says-interreligious-dialogue-no-substitute-for-mission 

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5000 Years of Middle East Control in 90 Seconds

by Steve Ray on October 12, 2014

No part of the world has changed hands and governments and religions more than the Middle East. This is a fascinating “moving map” of all the changes over the last 5,000 years.

Click here to for fast-pasted map

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Is Mormonism Christian? a Cult? a Heresy?

October 11, 2014

Mormons call themselves “Christians.” They say they believe in Jesus and the Bible and should be considered one of the many respected Christian denominations. However, Mormons have a serious problem if they want to claim the title of “Christian”. From the earliest days of Christianity battles have raged over orthodox theology — what is it [...]

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History of Religion; Muslim Demographics, the World

October 4, 2014

Watch this 7 minute video (below) titled: MUSLIM DEMOGRAPHICS: THE TIDAL WAVE (15 million have viewed this video)   See the world your grandchildren will know–different from the world we know today. It is my opinion that Islam is maybe the greatest threat to the world, to peace and to freedom. Islamophobic, hysteric? Hardly. I am [...]

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5,000 Year History of Religion in 90 Seconds

September 30, 2014

Very interesting! Watch the world map as world religions expand and contract over the centuries!

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Mormons Changing Their Museum to Better Suggest They are “Christian”

September 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – “The Mormon Church History museum is closing for one year for a total renovation of the 30-year-old building. “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the Salt Lake City museum will close on Oct. 6, following the biannual general conference. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall [...]

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Judge Gives Restraining Order to Black Mass Leaders – Consecrated Host Belongs to the Catholic Church

August 21, 2014

Says Host Cannot Be Damaged or Taken From Oklahoma City Pending Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C., August 21, 2014 (Zenit.org) – Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City on Wednesday filed a lawsuit asking a judge to halt the desecration of a Eucharistic Host as part of a planned satanic black mass scheduled for September in the city’s [...]

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A New Creed for the Modern World

July 8, 2014

Everyone knows the ancient Christian creeds are outdated and passé. It is time we have a new creed that fits everyone.  We believe that God is in all of us; He has been created in our image We believe that each one must find the truth that is right for him. Reality will adapt accordingly. [...]

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When Mormons Come Knocking

September 19, 2013

Young missionaries, ironically called Elders, spread out over the US at around 19 years old. The spend two years of their lives bringing you the good news of Jesus Christ. But their “Jesus” is not the Jesus of the Bible and historical Christianity, but the physical son of God through sexual relations. He is the [...]

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Islam Buying up Churches in Europe (and America)

October 24, 2012

Europe’s churches are becoming mosques at a rate of up to 2 churches a week “Islam has risen, and is swallowing up Europe at an alarming rate Europe’s churches are being bought up and turned into mosques at the rate of up to 2 churches a week, reports Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist, who wrote [...]

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Came by Today

January 13, 2012

A dapper middle-aged man and an older black woman–both very nice, polite and full of smiles. The grandkids saw them coming and said, “Someone’s coming to the door; we don’t know who they are.” They always come at such inopportune times. I had just finished running and was dripping with sweat. I opened the door [...]

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Numbers of Christians around the World – Still Largest Religion by Far

January 2, 2012

From Zenit.org based on the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: “… Christians account for almost a third of the world’s population. This was one of the findings in a report published Monday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The data from the 2010 survey of more than 200 countries found that [...]

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Christians Happiest People – Major European Study

December 12, 2011

Surveys Find Christians Happiest People in Europe Posted By cninewsletter On December 8, 2011 (6:15 pm) A study of the effect of religion on happiness has revealed that Christians are the happiest people in Europe. The study was an empirical analysis of the effect of religion on happiness, using data from three waves (2002/2003, 2004 [...]

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Vatican Exorcist Calls Yoga “Satanic”

December 6, 2011

Interesting comments from a man who has performed over 50,000 exorcisms. You can read the article here.

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From Mormon to Catholic: A Heartfelt Story with Good Info!

September 8, 2011

Marvelous story of a woman who – with great learning and pain – was Mormon but convinced of the Catholic faith. You will love her story. She also provides an Addendum with information about Mormons and how to understand them and share the truth with them. Read her story here. I have several other very [...]

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