EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO REMOVE “HUSBAND AND WIFE” FROM MARRIAGE LITURGY

EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO REMOVE 
“HUSBAND AND WIFE” FROM MARRIAGE LITURGY 

BY DAVID CLOUD
SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/19-20.phprepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
(Friday Church News Notes, May 18, 2018, www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) – 
The ultra-liberal Episcopal Church in the United States is planning to remove from its marriage liturgy terms deemed offensive to homosexuals. The words “union of husband and wife” will be replaced with “the union of two people” and “for the procreation of children” will be changed to “for the gift of children” (reflecting same-sex adoptions). 
The Episcopal Church, which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, has been on this path for a long time. The denomination has never been a New Testament church by any biblical standard, and it has been increasingly permeated with theological liberalism since the early part of the 20th century. In 1960, Episcopal Bishop James Pike said the doctrine of the Trinity is “outdated, incomprehensible and nonessential” (The Christian Century, Dec. 21, 1960). After heresy charges were brought against Pike in 1967, the Episcopal Church adopted a resolution declaring that all heresy was out of date. In 1976, John Spong was ordained as the bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Newark, New Jersey, even though he denied practically every doctrine of the Christian faith. In 1985, the Jesus Seminar was founded with strong support from Episcopalians, including Marcus Borg of Oregon State University. The Seminar wickedly claimed that Jesus spoke only about 20% of the things attributed to him in the New Testament and that the Jesus described in the Bible is largely fiction. In 1993, a survey of nearly 20,000 Episcopalians showed that seventy percent believed “faithful Christians can be sexually active gays and lesbians” (Christian News, Nov. 1, 1993). Seventy-five percent approved of living with someone of the opposite sex without marriage. In his 1991 book Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, Spong said the apostle Paul was “a self hating, repressed homosexual.” In 1998, Spong said, “I would choose to loathe rather than to worship a deity who required the sacrifice of his son” (Christianity Today, June 15, 1998). In April 2003, Episcopalian bishop Charles Bennison said that Jesus Christ was a sinner (Worthy News, April 14, 2003). Two months later, the Diocese of New Hampshire elected the first openly homosexual bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church (V. Gene Robinson). In June 2006, the national convention of the Episcopal Church in America voted overwhelmingly against a resolution stating “an unchanging commitment to Jesus Christ as the son of God, the only name by which any person may be saved.” In her first sermons after being elected as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in 2006, Katharine Jefferts Schori referred to “our mother Jesus.”

PAULA WHITE “TAKING CARE OF TRUMP’S SOUL”

PAULA WHITE “TAKING CARE OF TRUMP’S SOUL”
BY DAVID CLOUD
SEE: https://www.wayoflife.org/friday_church_news/19-20.phprepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:

 (Friday Church News Notes, May 18, 2018, www.wayoflife.org, [email protected], 866-295-4143) – 
In an interview with the Tennessean, Jonathan Cain of the rock band Journey says that his wife, Paula White-Cain, is taking care of President Donald Trump’s soul (“He Kept Believin’: Journey’s Jonathan Cain on his wife, her role with Trump, and faith,” Tennessean, May 7, 2018). Paula was the chairperson of Trump’s evangelical advisory board and delivered the invocation at his inauguration. She claims to have had a vision in which God called her to preach and told her “that every time I opened my mouth and declared the Word of the Lord, there was a manifestation of His Spirit where people were either healed, delivered, or saved” (Shanye Lee, Holy Mavericks, pp. 107-128). Paula and her second husband, Randy White, were co-pastors of Without Walls International, a multi-location charismatic church in Tampa and Lakeland, Florida, but they divorced in 2007 and the church eventually folded. The couple blamed the divorce on the two different directions their lives were going (“Interruption during Megapastors’ Divorce Announcement,” Tampa Tribune, Aug. 23, 2007). Randy spent months commuting to Malibu, California, where he had a beachfront home, while Paula purchased a home in San Antonio, Texas, and was “oversight pastor” to the Family Praise Center. She also traveled frequently to New York City where she had a Trump Tower condo and conducted services at New Life by Design Empowerment Center as a motivational speaker. Currently Paula is “senior pastor” of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida. In 2015, Paula married Jonathan Cain, the third marriage for both. After the wedding, she tweeted, “We’re so excited to share our wedding vows and celebration with our church family tonight.” Her “vows” must be something like, “I vow to remain married to you until I don’t want to remain married to you.” Of their marriage, Jonathan told the Tennessean, “What I was missing was the word. Paula brought me back to scripture…” At Unleashed 2016, Jonathan and Paula gave their testimonies and answered questions before Paula laid hands on people. Jonathan advised women that “if he [your husband] likes to watch porn, watch porn with him.” At this foolish, unscriptural statement, Paula laughed. We can’t fathom how any of this could be characterized as getting “back to Scripture,” but one thing is sadly true: Paula White exemplifies American Christianity today and is a fitting spiritual advisor to a president who has lived a very shameful moral life and expressed no public repentance. The grace these people preach is not the true grace of God; it is the “live according to your own lusts” Christianity prophesied in 2 Timothy 4:3-4. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
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The SNAKE in TRUMP’s Grass: Paula White

Donald Trump, Paula White 

and the Prosperity Gospel

What is the religious faith of Donald Trump and Paula White? Is it Biblical? How serious are their errors? What is the prosperity gospel? Where does it originate from? Who was Norman Vincent Peale and what was his relationship to President Trump? What was the central message of Donald Trump’s inauguration speech?

GERMANY: FEMALE IMAM WHO PREACHES GENDER EQUALITY NEEDS 16 GUARDS TO PROTECT HER

GERMANY: FEMALE IMAM WHO PREACHES GENDER EQUALITY NEEDS 16 GUARDS TO PROTECT HER 
BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/germany-female-imam-who-preaches-gender-equality-needs-16-guards-to-protect-herrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
While Western leaders continue to welcome a flood of Muslim migrants into their countries in the name of “diversity” and “inclusion,” in hopes that they will all integrate nicely under the banner of Western democracy, Europe continues to implode. That is because Islam advances supremacist, intolerant and inhumane doctrines.
Imam Seyran Ateş opened the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in Berlin last year; at that mosque, “men and women pray in the same space. Burqas and niqabs are strongly discouraged, headscarves are optional, and women often lead in prayer. LGBT Muslims are welcome and can get even get married at the mosque.”
Because of all that, woe be onto her. She has not been welcomed by the mainstream Islamic groups in Berlin. Instead, she is isolated and needs 16 guards constantly to protect her. All the while, her coreligionists run around screaming “Islamophobia” at any criticism of Islam:
Religious authorities in Turkey and at the Al-Azhar university in Cairo have excoriated her, and virtually every day brings new threats of rape, or murder, or both.
“With her liberal religious interpretations of the Qur’an and the Hadith, Ateş unleashed the anger of millions of Muslims.” Yes, millions, because traditional and normative Islam is supremacist and sanctions jihad.
“16 Guards Are Needed to Protect a German Imam Who Fights for Gender Equality”, by Terry Firma, Patheos (thanks to The Religion of Peace), May 15, 2018:
Berlin-based Imam Seyran Ateş, 55, has had to get used to the hate mail and the death threats.
She hardly cut a popular figure among Germany’s Muslim population before 2017; as a lawyer, she used to represent victims of domestic abuse and other violence perpetrated by her clients’ conservative-Muslim husbands and brothers. Ateş has a scar on her neck from where a would-be murderer’s bullet hit her years ago.
Then, last year, the Istanbul-born feminist really painted a bull’s-eye on herself when she started the Ibn Rushd-Goethe mosque in the German capital. It’s a place of worship where men and women pray in the same space. Burqas and niqabs are strongly discouraged, headscarves are optional, and women often lead in prayer. LGBT Muslims are welcome and can get even get married at the mosque.
The Dutch daily Trouw, which published an interview with Ateş on Friday, reports that she has a security detail of 16 guards. Everywhere she goes, her armed protectors keep an eye on her, scanning the surroundings for Islamist assassins.
With her liberal religious interpretations of the Qur’an and the Hadith, Ateş unleashed the anger of “millions of Muslims,” according to Trouw. Religious authorities in Turkey and at the Al-Azhar university in Cairo have excoriated her, and virtually every day brings new threats of rape, or murder, or both — often from within the free, secular country where Ateş has lived since she was six…..

GETTING KILLED FAST & EASY: IRELAND HOMEOWNERS ASKED TO HOUSE MUSLIM MIGRANTS IN THE SPARE ROOMS OF THEIR HOMES FOR UP TO A YEAR

THIS IS NOT “AIR BNB”~
IF IT WAS, MUSLIMS WOULD HAVE TO PAY THEIR HOSTS FOR THE ACCOMMODATIONS
SIMPLY A COERCIVE DEAL ARRANGED BY GOVERNMENT & MUSLIM JIHADISTS WHERE THE TENANTS GET ROOM & UTILITIES FOR FREE
YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO REFUSE THEM, WOULD YOU?
GETTING KILLED FAST & EASY: 
IRELAND HOMEOWNERS ASKED TO HOUSE MUSLIM MIGRANTS IN THE SPARE ROOMS OF THEIR HOMES FOR UP TO A YEAR 
BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/ireland-homeowners-asked-to-house-muslim-migrants-in-the-spare-rooms-of-their-homes-for-up-to-a-yearrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
It was revealed in February that the Irish government paid media to promote good news stories about a plan to bring one million Muslim migrants into the country.
Now the Irish are being asked to open their homes, too:
Homeowners in Ireland have been asked to pledge spare rooms or vacant properties to house migrants for periods of up to a year as part of the government’s Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
Last year, when councillor Brian Murphy criticised “open borders immigration and the establishment of Shariah enclaves in the West,” he was condemned by Ireland’s prime minister and party leader Leo Varadkar.
“‘Put an Empty Space to Better Use’: Irish Urged to House Migrants in Spare Beds,” by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, May 16, 2018:
Homeowners in Ireland have been asked to pledge spare rooms or vacant properties to house migrants for periods of up to a year as part of the government’s Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
In a new national campaign urging people to “put empty space to better use”, the Irish Red Cross said: “Pledging a vacant property or spare room will play a significant and valuable role in helping Syrian refugees rebuild their lives and settle in Irish communities.”
Any asylum seeker or refugee housed through the scheme would be given a caseworker who provides them with education, healthcare, and employment support, explains the Irish Red Cross on its website.
The organisation, which was set up by Dublin nurse Elizabeth O’Herrin in 1939 to provide humanitarian aid, is administering the programme as part of Ireland’s effort to resettle 4,000 asylum seekers from camps in Greece and Italy.
British Red Cross ‘Too White’, Chief Exec Calls Words ‘British’ and ‘Cross’ a ‘Challenge’ http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/09/10/red-cross-chief-charity-white-challenge/ …
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) 12:32 PM – Sep 10, 2017
While hundreds of free rooms and vacant homes were pledged in response to the organisation’s previous campaign in 2015, only 88 translated into actual accommodation for migrants, with many people withdrawing their offers once they were contacted by the Irish Red Cross.
Despite limited success with regards to the number of people housed, the scheme has been promoted as a win-win situation for both Irish natives and migrants by the organisation as well as in the mainstream media, almost entirely with one example of a Baldoyle woman.
Featured in multiple pieces across several Irish newspapers and on the Red Cross website, Mary O’Reilly’s story has been promoted as a major success as she reported being “enriched” by her decision to welcome a 26-year-old Syrian man into her home looking out onto Dublin Bay.
“I have a house here with a spare room and I heard somebody say — and it was so true — the only difference between them and us is luck and it is, it’s just luck,” she said. “Maybe it’s just me, maybe it’s my nature, but lots of people take in an Irish person. What’s the difference, are we not all the same?”…

CHARITY OR STUPIDITY?: NORWAY CHRISTIAN STUDENT UNION PROPOSES GIVING “EXTRA” CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS TO MUSLIMS

CHARITY OR STUPIDITY?: NORWAY CHRISTIAN STUDENT UNION PROPOSES GIVING “EXTRA” CHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS TO MUSLIMS
BY ROBERT SPENCER
SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/norway-christian-student-union-proposes-giving-extra-christian-holidays-to-muslimsrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
“We Christians are called to fight for the cause of the weak. We who are the majority must give them this day.”
You won’t be the majority for much longer, and when those to whom you are showing so much solicitude are in power, they will not be so kind to you.
“‘Touching’: Norway Mulls Giving Away ‘Extra’ Christian Holidays to Muslims,” Sputnik, May 17, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Following complaints from Norwegian priests who have argued that there are too many Christian holidays, the Christian Student Union has proposed “donating” holidays deemed superfluous to Muslims. While representatives of the Muslim community have found this idea “touching,” the Christian People’s Party is against a change in Norwegian calendar.
In an unorthodox proposal, the Norwegian Christian Student Union has suggested giving away “secondary” holidays, such Saint Stephen’s day (in Scandinavia known as the second day of Christmas), Easter Monday and the second day of Pentecost, currently public holidays, the Klassekampen daily reported.
According to Norwegian Christian Student Union leader Ingvild Yrke, Muslims, the environmental movement and the feminist movement are the likely beneficiaries, with the end of the Islamic month of fasting Ramadan possibly being elevated to a national holiday.
“International Women’s Day March 8, World Environment Day and Eid al-Fitr or Eid al-Adha are good alternative public holidays,” Yrke explained to Klassekampen.
The debate was started by priests Einar Gelius and Per Anders Nordengen, who argued earlier this year that there were “too many” Christian holidays. Yrke concurred that “secondary” holidays are a remnant from the era when people needed an extra day off to attend church. Also, it would be a charitable action to give Muslims a day off of their own, she argued.
“We Christians are called to fight for the cause of the weak. We who are the majority must give them this day,” Yrke said….

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SEE ALSO:
https://sputniknews.com/europe/201805171064536062-norway-christianity-islam/;
EXCERPT:
 Leader of the right-wing Progress Party Oslo department Mazyar Keshvari was shocked by the proposal.

“It is safe to ask whether the so-called priests and self-admitted Christians who consciously work to dismantle Christianity and diminish its relevance by introducing Islamic influence and dominance, are true Christians serving the Lord or other powers,” Keshvari inquired.

HAMAS TURNS AWAY TWO LARGE TRUCKLOADS OF ISRAELI HUMANITARIAN AID MEANT TO RELIEVE MEDICAL SHORTAGES IN GAZA STRIP

HAMAS TURNS AWAY TWO LARGE TRUCKLOADS OF ISRAELI HUMANITARIAN AID MEANT TO RELIEVE MEDICAL SHORTAGES IN GAZA STRIP
BY ROBERT SPENCER
The establishment media would have covered for Hamas anyway, but perhaps the jihad group’s leaders were nonetheless aware that it might be tougher to demonize Israel among its own people, as well as on the world stage, while accepting Israeli humanitarian aid.
“Hamas turns away truckloads of Israeli humanitarian aid destined for Gaza,” by Eytan Halon, Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2018 (thanks to Peter):
Hamas turned away two large truckloads of Israeli humanitarian aid intended to relieve medical shortages in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
The IDF said it coordinated the transfer of eight truckloads of vital medical equipment through the Kerem Shalom crossing due to severe humanitarian conditions in the Hamas-controlled enclave, with hospitals struggling to treat Palestinians wounded in clashes on the Israel-Gaza border on Monday and Tuesday.
Hamas accepted four trucks of aid supplied by the Palestinian Authority and two trucks supplied by UNICEF. But two truckloads of medical aid provided by the IDF were turned away when the origin of the equipment became apparent.
In addition to 53 tons of medical equipment set to be transported into Gaza this week via the crossing, the increased Israeli aid included more than 14,000 units of intravenous infusions, 40 medical basins, 20 medical examination couches, 25 infusion stands, 85,000 disinfectant pads and 12,500 bandages.
The transfer was facilitated by the IDF in coordination with the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Gaza District Coordination and Liaison office….

EU MIGRATION TOP DOG: “EU WILL NEVER BE A FORTRESS. MIGRATION WILL STAY IN EUROPE & THE WORLD FOR DECADES TO COME”

EU MIGRATION TOP DOG: “EU WILL NEVER BE A FORTRESS. MIGRATION WILL STAY IN EUROPE & THE WORLD FOR DECADES TO COME” 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/05/eu-migration-top-dog-eu-will-never-be-a-fortress-migration-will-stay-in-europe-and-the-world-for-decades-to-comerepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
“We have seen some increases at the Greek/Turkish land borders,” acknowledged Avramopoulos, although he added that “I have an open number to ministers in Greece and Turkey… the situation is under control.”
Yeah, sure it is.
“We are against building fences, on the contrary, we are in favor of building bridges with neighboring countries.”
And they’re in favor of building bridges with you, Dimitris, bridges to Islam: “Such bridges are really just proselytizing mechanisms to convert them to Islam, not an attempt to engage in genuine dialogue: “The chasm between Islam and Jahiliyyah [the society of unbelievers] is great, and a bridge is not to be built across it so that the people on the two sides may mix with each other, but only so that the people of Jahiliyyah may come over to Islam.” — Sayyid Qutb, Milestones, chapter 10.
The EU will never be a fortress. Migration will stay not only in Europe and the world for the decades to come, and we have to be well prepared.”
Migration will stay not only in Europe but in the world at large? Is that what you’re trying to say, Dimitris? Where is the mass Christian migration into Saudi Arabia? Pakistan? Indonesia? Mass migration seems to be almost exclusively that of Muslims into Europe and North America, some of whom have proven to be jihadis: all of the jihadis who murdered 130 people in Paris in November 2015 had just entered Europe as refugees. In response to this, however, the EU will never become a fortress, which means that the EU will not survive.
“EU still seeking June deal on refugee plan, says bloc’s migration chief,” by Benjamin Fox, EURACTIV.com, May 16, 2018 (thanks to Peter):
The EU is still hoping to convince Hungary and Poland to sign up to an elusive agreement on migration and refugee resettlement, the bloc’s Migration commissioner said on Wednesday (16 May).
Dimitris Avramopoulos was speaking as he unveiled an overhaul of the Visa Information Service database containing information on people applying for Schengen visas….
Avramopoulos said he was “trying to convince the last remaining ones to join our comprehensive migration policy”, which he described as “the only pragmatic answer to a real problem we are confronted with.”
“There are three or four countries that have different ideas”, he added.
The Commission has earmarked €35 billion for border and migration control in its proposed seven-year budget framework covering 2021-2027, a near threefold increase on current spending….
The International Organisation for Migration data (IOM) reported that almost 19,000 people arrived in Europe between January and April this year compared to around 44,600 in 2017. Those figures compare with over 870,000 arrivals in 2015, at the height of the crisis.
However, almost 3,000 people entered Greece via the Turkish border last month, most of them coming from war-ravaged Syria and Iraq, marking a slight monthly increase.
“We have seen some increases at the Greek/Turkish land borders,” acknowledged Avramopoulos, although he added that “I have an open number to ministers in Greece and Turkey… the situation is under control.”…
“We are against building fences, on the contrary, we are in favour of building bridges with neighbouring countries,” he said.
“The EU will never be a fortress. Migration will stay not only in Europe and the world for the decades to come, and we have to be well prepared. No country can manage this situation alone.”