Christians Are Redefining Marriage

This video explains how marriage as defined by many anti-gay christian’s as between a man and a woman is actually not at all the original concept of marriage. That in fact it is a relatively new conceptualization of Marriage and if anything it is Christians who are attempting to redefine marriage. Not the other way around. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Send your clip to TYT Nation at upload.theyoungturks.com

Fr. Barron comments on David and Spirituality of the Priesthood (part 2)

Another part of a video series from Wordonfire.org. Father Barron will be commenting on subjects from modern day culture. For more visit www.wordonfire.org

The Story Of Jonah

One day God asked someone named Jonah to visit a region called Nineveh and tell individuals living there to cease being bad. The only problem was that Jonah didn’t choose to help the people there. He knew these folks were bad and he wanted the criminals to be punished regarding their mistakes.

So rather than being attentive to God, Jonah thought he’d run away from Nineveh and not do what God asked him. He ran for the sea where he found a ship which was going to another city. He paid the captain, went inside lower part of the boat and went to sleep. Soon after the boat left the shore, an incredibly bad storm emerged and started tossing the boat around. All the men were very afraid so they began to throw all their packages and bags overboard in hopes they wouldn’t drown.

The captain soon went to find Jonah who had been still sound asleep inside the boat. He told Jonah, “How is it possible to sleep? Get up and pray to your god, maybe he will assist us!” The captain didn’t realize that Jonah didn’t just rely on any God but the one true God and that He might help them.

Meanwhile, the other sailors decided how the storm was Jonah’s fault. He must have done something wrong in making his god so angry. So they asked Jonah, “What have you done? What god do you believe in? What will we do today to make this storm stop?”

Jonah told them, “I count on the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and also the land and I am running away from something God asked me to do. It is my fault this really is happening. If you throw me in to the sea the storm will stop.”

The men didn’t prefer to hurt Jonah by throwing him off the boat so they really attempted to row the best they could, although the storm became worse. So they picked up Jonah and threw him into the sea. The storm immediately calmed plus the sea became still. The men on the boat realized that Jonah believed in the one true God and prayed to Him.

Then the captain along with the crew looked out to sea as a huge fish came and swallowed up Jonah. God actually sent the fish to help keep Jonah from drowning. Jonah stayed within the fish for 3 days and three nights. Consider for a second what it would be like to be within the fish. There aren’t any windows, and plenty of strange things floating around that you just can’t see because it is so dark. Other than that i am not sure precisely what it could be like, but Jonah probably didn’t know if he would ever see daylight again.

While Jonah was trapped inside of the fish he did a great deal of praying to God. He asked God to forgive him for running away. He also thanked God for not allowing him to drown.

Following the third day God told the fish to spit Jonah out onto dry land. And the fish did just that. Jonah was thrilled to be away from the dark belly of the fish, but boy, did he need a shower. He was slimy and smelly.

Then the Lord told Jonah a second time to go to Nineveh and tell the folks there to cease being bad. This time Jonah obeyed God and left for Nineveh instantaneously.

When Jonah arrived he told the individuals what had happened to him. He warned them that God revealed that they ought to stop doing bad things or in forty days the area and all things in it will be destroyed. To Jonah’s surprise the individuals listened to him and they also prayed to God and they said sorry for the bad things that they had done.

Soon the king of Nineveh heard that which was taking place and then he ordered that everyone to hear God and also to stop doing bad things. And when God saw that they were trying to do good instead of bad He felt love for them and would not destroy their city.

That could be the end of the storyplot except Jonah left the area very angry. He was mad that God didn’t punish the folks. He knew that God was obviously a loving God and didn’t want to destroy anything if he does not need to.

So Jonah went on a hill and sulked. God saw Jonah and knew how he was feeling so he explained to Jonah that He loves everyone (after all He made us). He doesn’t wish to destroy folks that are doing things bad, God would prefer to see us turn from our bad ways and do good again.

What the Bible Say About the Story of Jonah

The First Christians. (Full Documentary)

Lost Worlds: Lost Worlds is a documentary television series on The History Channel produced by Atlantic Productions that explores a variety of “lost” locations from ancient to modern times. These locales are revealed through the use of archaeological evidence, interviews with relevant experts, and CGI reproductions. These visual re-creations take the form of rendered 3D environments and photo manipulated overlays, allowing the “lost world” to be seen over its present-day state. This episode is about the First Christians. Enjoy and peace.

Our Thought’s on Religion [Part 1/3 - Christianity]

This is the first part of a 3 part video we did on 4/08/2011. Here’s the premise covering the purpose of all 3 parts of the video. Probably our most controversial video so far. Stoutmeister & Scream, both coming from religious homes, wanted to share their two cents on the subject while bringing up subjects that may contradict with what the teachings are supposed to teach. We also bring up how religion is treated in today’s society and blind faith, especially how man uses religion and have done so throughout history. This is not a bash video nor is it a promotional video, but this video will exercise critical thinking while keeping some of our sense of humor in the video as well. Feel free to express your thoughts on the subject in the comments and video response after watching the whole video. I know it’s long but it’s worth the watch. Don’t forget to rate, comment, share, and subscribe. Video Timeline for this first part: 0:00-3:16 - Introduction to the video and discussing premise of video. 3:16-16:00 - Pointing out bible contradictions we had on hand 16:00-16:51 - Pointing out certain similarities other beliefs have with Christianity (because we say similarities doesn’t mean that all are an exact copy of each other). This also briefly leads into how ritualism and idolatry is used in religion, which will be talked about in the next part. Music Credits: Intro Song: Matthijis van den Hoven - ‘Enigmatic’ (www.youtube.com Outro Song: Behemoth - ‘The Seed Ov I’ To look up

Christ - The Spiritual Message for the Next Millennium

Christ: The Spiritual Message for the Next Millennium is a documentary of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus has been a role model for countless people all over the world. The documentary shows how his teachings as a practitioner of nonviolence fit in our modern times.

Why Have Healthy Relationships?

We were created for relationship both with God and with others. The Bible is extremely clear on that teaching, and nowhere do we find better motivation for developing healthy relationships than in Ecclesiastes 4 where wise King Solomon writes about the blessings of true friendship.

In this passage, Solomon points out three interesting benefits of developing relationships rather than being a loner.

First, a friend will help you up after you have fallen. Of course, this could be figurative, as a friend can help you to recover and “get back on your feet.”

Second, when it’s cold a loved one close by can help keep you warm.

Third, a true friend will help to protect you in a time of danger.

These three examples speak to us of problems we cause ourselves, hardships produced by natural forces over which we have no control, and danger that comes from the bad choices or actions of others. Quite honestly, I can’t think of any type of problem that doesn’t fall into one of these three categories.

Solomon reminds us that friends will be there for us regardless of the situation and the circumstances. Following this, Solomon tells us that three is better than two!

Be proactive in finding friends and developing strong, healthy relationships. Your church is probably a great place to make some new friends. If you have been hurt by relationships in your past, don’t let that keep you from working towards better relationships now. True friendship is a gift from God, so do not miss out on the benefits.

Father, I am grateful for the wonderful friends that are a blessing to me. I pray that you would help me to be a true and genuine friend to others.

Dr. Ann Shorb is a counselor with CCES in southern Pennsylvania. CCES offers Christian Marriage Counseling, Pre Marital Counseling, and help for a number of other issues.

Counting Your Blessings

Do you remember what it was like to be in school and hear the teacher say, “Exams are coming up pretty soon?” You knew it was time to start reviewing and studying. You had studied all along, or at least I hope you had.

At that point it was time to stop and review all of the things that you had already been learning. Everything was important because you didn’t know what questions would be on the test. This required putting every piece of information in its proper place and knowing how to truly apply it to the subject at hand.

Throughout the Bible we see numerous examples of people reviewing. I think that God uses these many examples to show us that reviewing is something we need to do in our own lives. In Exodus, following the time when God led Israel across the Red Sea destroying their pursuers behind them, Moses stopped to review what God had done.

Exodus 15:1 says, “Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song unto the Lord.” Then he starts into the song, and the whole song is a review of all the things that God had done for them: how He saved them, how He gave them mercy, how He stretched out His hand and destroyed their enemies, how they had gone through the wilderness, and how He had taken care of them.

Moses was not the only one who did a lot of reviewing. In the book of Psalms there are many passages that just retrace Israel’s history and thank God for His blessings. I think particularly of Psalm 18, where David wrote, “I will love You, O Lord, my strength.” He goes on to talk about why he loves God: God is his strength, his rock, his fortress, his deliverer.

Moving on from the Old Testament, there are also great examples of review in the New Testament. Hebrews includes a chapter (chapter 11) that is a review of what God has done and of the faith of people that had been a part of the Old Testament. It specifically mentions people like Noah and Abraham, talking about the faith that they had in things that they could not even see.

Taking time to review is a good thing, whether it is for a test in school or a review of what God has done in your own life. Never forget all that God has done. As you review, make an effort to count your blessings, you may be surprised at just how blessed you are.

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