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Posted August 18, 2016

BETRAYING THE REFORMERS - BETRAYING THE GOSPEL

Resetting the Reformation: Part 2

Read Part 1: TOGETHER 2016: Unbiblical Unity on the National Mall

Reformation?

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Nicholas Ridley and Hugh Latimer before being burned at the stake.
Ridley: “Be of good comfort, Master Ridley and play the man;
we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace,
in England, as I trust shall never be put out.”[1]

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“Remember your promise in baptism; Christ His mercy and blood-shedding: By whose most holy sprinkling, of all your sins you have free pardoning. Of Christ's body this is a token, which on the cross for your sins was broken. Wherefore of your sins you must be forsakers, if of Christ's death ye will be partakers.”
~ Hugh Latimer, rejecting Roman Catholic dogma, martyred on October 16, 1555[2]

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or
“Recycling and Reprocessing”?

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Drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, in a 1478 copy
of a lost alchemical tract by Synesius.[3]

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OUROBOROS: Gnostic/alchemical image of the serpent swallowing its own tail, used in alchemical manuals.... Also as a general symbol of INFINITY in its dynamic function of inexhaustible recycling and reprocessing.[4][bold added]

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By Gaylene Goodroad

TOGETHER 2016: Building the Apostate Unity Bridge
In July, a massive rally[5] took place on the Washington Mall in an effort to forge Christian unity and solidarity, and to undoubtedly eliminate the centuries-long rift between Evangelicals and Catholics. The event was called Together 2016. Not only did many Christian celebrities, authors, musicians, and popular teachers head the event lineup[6], but Pope Francis was also scheduled to promote the gathering and its broader message from Rome via video. We reported on this disquieting rally in a detailed post called “Resetting the Reformation: Together 2016 – Unbiblical Unity at the National Mall.”

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Posted August 13, 2016

AN OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

“Ye did run well;
who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?”
(Galatians 5:7)

By Dr. Jim Jenkins

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Defrocked Irish priest Neil Horan, right, grabs Vanderlei de Lima of Brazil
and knocks him into the crowd during the men's marathon
at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Sunday, Aug 29, 2004. (
Source)

During the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, the camera panned to a group of no-name athletes from a nation that few could find on a map. One young man burst into tears as he entered the stadium. As he wiped away the tears and tried to compose himself, the commentator made a remark that captures the essence of that moment: “Look at him… for most of these athletes, this is their Olympic experience… just getting to this point… enduring what they had to endure…  to enter this stadium with the world looking on.” 

Like millions around the world, I wondered who it was that would be given the singular honor to receive the torch, and light the cauldron to begin the games. Who could forget the surprise when Mohammed Ali emerged and fought through the tremors of Parkinson’s to hold the torch aloft and light the fire.

Everyone expected that it would be Pele' an Argentinian… the greatest name associated with the game of soccer. For health reasons, he declined that honor just before the opening ceremony. Who would they choose? If I was to take a straw poll, I am certain that no one would have guessed, nor been able to name the man they picked to light the flame. Vanderlei de Lima. You know… Vanderlei de Lima.

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Posted August 7, 2016

CONTENDING?
Or Contentious?

By Dr. Jim Jenkins

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Legendary Chicago Bears linebacker Mike Singletary... look at his eyes.

If the last 5 years have taught me anything, it is that how we say what we say about the Bible and Jesus is very important... and very delicate. Note that I did not say that the Gospel or the Bible are delicate. No, I said how we come across as we attempt to communicate these timeless truths in an era of increasing lawlessness is of major concern.

I am remembering a guy from the seminary I attended who was formerly a linebacker on his college football team. He was extremely 'ripped' as the saying goes. He probably had a body fat index that would rival Olympic athletes. He also had an intensity about him that often came across as a menacing countenance. I knew him and I was intimidated by him sometimes.

A Christian music artist (who was attending the seminary at the time) planned an outdoor concert in Los Angeles... right in the heart of Watts. We were at Will Rogers Park, right at the epicenter of the terribly destructive riots that had taken place just a few years prior. Donn Thomas, an African American musician, had invited a number of us to go along and minister to those who would respond to his altar call. My linebacker friend, let's call him 'Bill' joined us as Donn began to play "Can't Nobody Do me like Jesus... He's my friend" and "Ain't no Rock Gonna Shout in my place... Long as I'm as I'm Alive to Glorify His Holy Name..."

Donn ministered powerfully and he gave an altar call. Bill and I and the others began to pray with those we hoped to lead to the Lord. Bill (I forgot to mention that he also spoke in a very loud voice) was ministering to a young boy about 13. I watched as Bill got closer and began to speak louder. The boy began to back up and Bill continued to advance.

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