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HERE AT THE CAFE WE DEAL WITH MANY COMPLEX ISSUES THAT CAN TEST THE FAITH OF THOSE FACING A TRYING FUTURE. MANY TIMES WE MUST LOOK TO THE PAST TO SEE THE FUTURE. MY FAVORITE PASTOR IS DR. CHARLES STANLEY OF IN TOUCH MINISTRIES. HE HELPS US HEAL AND GIVES US STRENGTH TO FACE WHAT GOD HAS PREPARED US FOR SERVICE. I WOULD BE REMISS NOT TO SHARE THESE AWESOME SERMONS WITH YOU. COME TO THE MINISTRY CHANNEL TO FIND REST AND SOLACE. YOU WILL LEAVE BETTER AND STRONGER LIKE I DID WHEN I TUNED IN TO DR. STANLEY.

It appears there has been a determined assault on the sermons of Dr. Charles Stanley. Virtually all of the You Tube videos have been removed from the internet. Has Satan as manifested in Google's military industrial complex seperated us from his teachings? I hope this wasn't the request on In Touch Ministries. Christ preached to the poor without charge. So must his followers. There is support to Ministry from those so blessed. The manna of the ministry is the tonic to the souls of God's people. It is good and proper to give to as many people as possible. If this was a money issue from the ministry, I am truly disappointed. We will try to restore some of the links. We will find other pertinent sermons to satiate your soul. Matthew Nolan seems to be on the same page as I. I am a pre-Constantine Christian. If we go back further, Jamesian. 

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  • Secret History 2018 Jesus Female Discipl...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on September 23, 2018 at 11:33 AM
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    Direct Link:

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6hye3x

    Secret History is a long-running British television documentary series. Shown on Channel 4, the Secret History brandname is still used as a banner title in the UK, but many of the individual documentaries can still be found on US cable channels without the branding. It can be seen as Channel 4's answer to the BBC's Timewatch. The series returned to Channel 4 on 10 November 2013 after a nine-year break.

    In this programme Helen Bond, Professor of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh, and Joan Taylor, Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King’s College London, search for evidence of Jesus’ female disciples and their legacy.

    The following resources are provided here for those who want to find out more about the content of this documentary.

    Female Disciples of Jesus (and their presentation in the Gospels)

    Women appear at times in the Gospels, and they are even named, but they can be read as passive and marginal. This is partly because the Gospel writers tend to hide the women among Jesus’ band of disciples for large parts of their narratives. They only appear when they are essential as witnesses, when the male disciples have gone into hiding. For example, in Mark 15:40-41, at Jesus’ crucifixion, it is said: ‘There were also women watching from a distance, among whom were Mary the Magdalene and Mary the mother of James the less and Joset, and Salome: women who when he was in Galilee served him (or: provided for him) and many others who went up with him to Jerusalem.’ We have to then remember they were with Jesus in Galilee when they were not previously noted.

    Ossuaries and Naming

    The hills of Jerusalem are dotted with cave-tombs. In these tombs archaeologists have discovered hundreds of ossuaries, usually made of stone, in which the bones of the dead were deposited. On many of these there are names. About a quarter of all women named on these were called ‘Mary’, the Hebrew or Aramaic names Maria, Mariam, Mariamene or Mariamme. It is no surprise then that in the New Testament we find that a number of Jesus’ women disciples – and his mother – have the same name. Mary Magdalene, Mary and Martha, Jesus’ mother Mary, Mary the mother of John Mark, and so on. Women were usually defined by their association with their husbands, fathers or sons. ‘Mary wife of Shimon’, or fathers, ‘Mary daughter of Eleazar’, so not distinctively on their own as a rule. However, they are occasionally given nicknames as a way of distinguishing them in a family group. Very rarely are they identified by their hometown. If they are, this would probably indicate independence of male guardianship.

    Mary Magdalene

    In all the Gospels Mary witnesses Jesus’ crucifixion and burial, and she is then the foundational witness (see John 20). Prior to this, she is hidden in the Gospel narratives, as with the other female disciples of Jesus. She does appear with ‘many other’ women on the road with Jesus in Luke 8.2-3, where she is said to have been rid of ‘seven demons’. This most likely indicates she was suffering from illness of some kind, since Jesus is shown to heal people by ‘casting out demons’ frequently in the Gospel narratives. She is not to be confused with the unnamed repentant woman who wipes Jesus’ feet with her hair in Luke 7:36-50. This woman was conflated with Mary in Western (Catholic) tradition, as evidenced by sermons given by Pope Gregory in 591, but in Eastern (Orthodox) tradition she is remembered as Jesus’ foremost female disciple without any association with the unnamed woman.

    Mary’s name ‘the Magdalene’ derives from the Aramaic word magdal, which means ‘tower’. There were many places called ‘the Tower of something’ in the first century, but no one locality just called ‘the Tower’, Magdala, though many places could be dubbed this by locals for short. It is likely Mary came from a place called Magdal Nuniyya, the Tower of Fish, a fishing village on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, identified in the earliest literature just north of the city of Tiberias. Later on, in the 5th-6th centuries, Christians identified another nearby locality – probably the ruins of Tarichaea – as Magdala and developed it as a pilgrimage site, with its name continuing until today. The question is whether calling Mary ‘the Magdalene’ (Aramaic: Magdalaitha) is a kind of nickname indicating both her independence and also her status: it means, literally, ‘the toweress’, or the ‘tower-woman’.

    Joanna

    Unlike Mary Magdalene Joanna has not elicited the same attention, probably because she is only explicitly mentioned in Luke 8:2-3. Here she is called ‘Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward’ who was one of many women on the road with Jesus who ‘served (or provided for) him from their resources’. This raises many questions about how a woman associated with the Galilean ruler Herod Antipas’ court (the Greek word for a ‘steward’, epitropos, indicates an important administrator) could end up with other women on the road with Jesus, ‘providing for’ or ‘serving’ him. The word used here diakoneo, is one often associated with specifically Christian ministry, from which we get the term ‘deacons’, Greek diakonoi, and implies activity and engagement. The resources mentioned implies the women had independence enough to use their own possessions for the good of the movement. It is indicated in the passage that, like Mary Magdalene, other women disciples were especially motivated to accompany Jesus on the road, despite its many dangers and discomforts, after being healed. This is clearly a Lucan expansion of Mark 15:40-41) but there is no reason to suppose it does not contain additional authentic memories.

    The elegant theatre of Tiberias, built by Herod Antipas, provides a fitting location for considering her role in the Jesus movement.

    Salome and the Salome Cave

    Mark 15:40 mentions Salome without any further information, as if readers would know who she was. She was one of the women who witnessed the empty tomb (16:1). Mary Magdalene and Salome appear together as foremost female disciples of Jesus in literature of the 2nd-3rd century (e.g. the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of the Egyptians, through to the 4th-century Questions of Bartholomew) but in the Protevangelium of James, another 2nd-3rd century text, Salome is associated not with Mary Magdalene but with Mary the Mother of Jesus, when she doubts the testimony of Mary’s midwife (while in the later 7th-8th century Gospel of Ps. Matthew Salome is even identified as a midwife). In the tradition of another late text, The History of Joseph the Carpenter, she accompanies the holy family to Egypt. In mainstream tradition she was blended with Mary the wife of Cleopas and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

    Salome seems to have been reconfigured in different ways in Christian memory, and she never made it to the status of a saint in mainstream tradition. However, in 1982 a mysterious cave came to light in excavations near ancient Maresha. This cave was covered in graffiti in Greek, Syriac and Arabic testifying to a long veneration of a ‘holy/Saint Salome’, not recorded anywhere else. The excavators associated the Salome of the cave with the late textual evidence of Mother Mary’s midwife companion, but she is here prayed to as a healer. This recalls the fact that the early apostles (envoys) of Jesus among his disciples were supposed to spread his message and heal (Mark 6:6-12). It was originally a Jewish burial cave, and its adaptation probably took place no earlier than the 3rd century, with continued use through to at least the 7th century, though the dating remains unclear.

    Mary and Martha

    Mary and Martha appear in both the Gospel of Luke and in the Gospel of John as key female disciples of Jesus. In Luke 10:38-42 Mary’s role as a disciple who prioritises listens to his teaching, prior to ‘service’, is strongly validated. In John they are defined as the sisters of Lazarus who recognise Jesus as Christ (John 11), and address him as their teacher. They appear to have a house in Bethany where Jesus stays, and Mary is identified as anointing him (John 12:1-4). The memory of their important role is preserved in the earliest Christian art of sarcophagi (see below), and in a cave outside Jerusalem, a 4th-century pilgrimage site that was remembered as being part of their home.

    http://www.christianorigins.div.ed.ac.uk/2018/04/08/jesus-female-disciples-the-new-evidence-minerva-media-channel-four/

    There's great detail in the Biblical apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. Rome burned many of the books or discarded them. One of the main reasons was the women disciples. 

  • FREEDOM FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO SIN - PART 2...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on September 16, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    In this message, Dr. Stanley shares that bondage to sin has grown to epidemic proportions. Find freedom from the sin that threatens to bind us solely in Jesus Christ.

    https://www.intouch.org/Listen/All-Channels/featured/freedom-from-enslavement-to-sin-part-2

  • FREEDOM FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO SIN - PART 1...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on September 9, 2018 at 10:44 AM
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    In this message, Dr. Stanley shares that bondage to sin has grown to epidemic proportions. Find freedom from the sin that threatens to bind us solely in Jesus Christ.

    https://www.intouch.org/Listen/All-Channels/featured/freedom-from-enslavement-to-sin-part-1

  • Dr. Charles Stanley Lessons We Learn in ...
    by George Freund on August 26, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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    When you are suffering and it becomes so intense that you even despair for your future, where do you turn? There are many places you can turn for comfort, but the best and most rewarding place you can turn, is to the Word of God.

    https://www.intouch.org/Listen/All-Channels/featured/lessons-we-learn-in-gethsemane-part-1

  • Dr. Charles Stanley | Jul 10, 2018. Beyo...
    by George Freund on August 19, 2018 at 4:37 PM
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    Based on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, this message focuses on the life of Paul and how he understood what it meant to be pushed to the limits of his strength. Paul went beyond human limits to survive and triumph over the most difficult circumstances in life.

  • CHARLES STANLEY 2018 - BEYOND OURSELVES,...
    by George Freund on July 15, 2018 at 6:42 PM
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    Based on 2 Corinthians 1:8-11, this message focuses on the life of Paul and how he understood what it meant to be pushed to the limits of his strength. Paul went beyond human limits to survive and triumph over the most difficult circumstances in life.

    BEYOND OURSELVES - PART 1

    https://www.intouchcanada.org/Listen/All-Channels/featured/beyond-ourselves-part-1

    https://www.intouchcanada.org/Listen/All-Channels/featured/beyond-ourselves-part-2

  • Scientists Discovered What Happens After...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on July 8, 2018 at 6:28 PM
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    The body receives consciousness in the same way that a cable box receives satellite signals, then of course consciousness does not end at the death of the physical vehicle. In fact, consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it.

    Quantum Theory Proves That Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death

    Reality is an active process that always involves our consciousness. Everything we see and experience is a whirl of information occurring in our minds, shaped by algorithms (represented here by digital 0s and 1s) that create brightness, depth, and a sense of time and space. Even in dreams, our mind can assemble information into a 4D spatiotemporal experience. “Here,” said Emerson, “we stand before the secret of the world, there where Being passes into Appearance, and Unity into Variety.”

    ‒ From Beyond Biocentrism


  • CHARLES STANLEY 2018 - SHIPWRECKED SAINT...
    by George Freund on July 1, 2018 at 10:53 AM
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    What causes a believer with a vibrant, radiant relationship with Christ to "run aground" in their spiritual life? If we're not anchored in the truth of who God is, we risk becoming a shipwrecked saint when times get tough.

    https://www.intouch.org/listen/featured/shipwrecked-saints-part-2


    The SS United States is a retired luxury passenger liner built in 1950–51 for United States Lines at a cost of US$79.4 million ($749 million in 2017). The ship is the largest ocean liner constructed entirely in the United States and the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction, retaining the Blue Riband for the highest average speed since her maiden voyage in 1952. She was designed by American naval architect William Francis Gibbs and could be turned into a troopship if required by the Navy in time of war. The United States maintained an uninterrupted schedule of transatlantic passenger service until 1969 and was never used as a troopship.


    The ship has been sold several times since the 1970s, with each new owner trying unsuccessfully to make the liner profitable. Eventually, the ship's fittings were sold at auction, and hazardous wastes, including asbestos panels throughout the ship, were removed, leaving her almost completely stripped by 1994. Two years later, she was towed to Pier 82 on the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, where she remains today.

    The teachings of Dr. Stanley will restore the damaged ship. She will be like new again. It can be a long and painful process, but it is worth the effort of course. The restored vessel will hold the renewed soul and traverse any sea with ease. Come aboard and set sail. 


    Since 2009, a preservation group called the SS United States Conservancy has been raising funds to save the ship. The group purchased her in 2011 and has drawn up several unrealized plans to restore the ship, one of which included turning the ship into a multi-purpose waterfront complex. In 2015, as its funds dwindled, the group began accepting bids to scrap the ship; however, sufficient donations came in via extended fundraising. Donations in the six figures have kept the ship berthed at its Philadelphia dock while the group continues to further investigate restoration plans.


  • Is the rapture true or false? Does the B...
    by George Freund on June 24, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    Published on Feb 16, 2017

    The rapture theory has become very popular among Christians, but popularity is not what determines sound doctrine. Our doctrine must always come from the Word of God alone and not the imaginations of men. The Bible is our source for truth and doctrine, so we need to find out if the rapture theory is Biblical or not.

    There are a number of variations about the rapture, such as pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, or post-tribulation, but the general idea is that all Christians will be taken up to heaven at some point during the last days.

    It is sometimes referred to as the “secret rapture” because they believe it will come suddenly and without warning. They teach that the rapture could happen at any moment, so we must always be ready because no one knows the day or the hour.

    So, where did the rapture doctrine come from?

    There is no documented evidence of anyone teaching the rapture prior to the late 18th century. That means for the first seventeen hundred years of Christianity no one was teaching the rapture. No one!

    Darby is also called the “father of dispensationalism” because he was so instrumental in spreading the belief that God changes the rules and the way He interacts with people during different periods of time.

    Darby taught that the prophetic timetable had been paused at the founding of the church and that the unfulfilled Biblical prophecies will not take place until after the Rapture of the church. He also taught that the Rapture would be a “secret” catching away that could happen at any moment without any signs or warnings.

    Does the Bible really teach that believers will be raptured up to heaven?

    Scripture references:

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

    Revelation 20:4-6

    1 Corinthians 15:51-55

    Matthew 24:29-31

    Matthew 24:37-42

    John 17:14-17

    Matthew 13:30

  • God vs Satan - The Final Battle | Ν...
    by George Freund on June 17, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    DIRECT LINK:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x141c26

    This spiritually-themed documentary rests on a central, simple discovery: though the Christian take on the "end of the world" (as described in the Revelation of St. John) has received exhaustive treatment in various films and books, the actual concept of Armageddon - a final battle between God and Satan - is rarely discussed. This program constitutes an unusual exception; it actually dissects clues given in scripture in an attempt to determine truths about what will happen just before the final curtain comes down on the world. It suggests that the said battle will transpire at Meggido, a battlefield that still exists in present-day Israel. The program asks where the stories of Armageddon come from, how they have evolved over the years and how they vary among the three major religions that claim Abraham as a central figure.

  • Dr. Charles Stanley - SHIPWRECKED SAINTS...
    by George Freund on June 10, 2018 at 10:10 AM
    738 Views - 0 Comments

    What causes a believer with a vibrant, radiant relationship with Christ to "run aground" in their spiritual life? If we're not anchored in the truth of who God is, we risk becoming a shipwrecked saint when times get tough.

    https://www.intouch.org/listen/featured/shipwrecked-saints-part-1


    SS America was an ocean liner built in 1940 for the United States Lines and was designed by the noted American naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wrecking, as she served as the SS America (carrying this name three different times during her career), the USS West Point, the SS Australis, the SS Italis, the SS Noga, the SS Alferdoss, and the SS American Star. She served most notably in passenger service as the SS America, and as the Greek-flagged SS Australis. She was finally wrecked as the SS American Star at Playa de Garcey on Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands on 18 January 1994. The wreck remains there to this day but has now broken up and collapsed into the sea. Only a small section of the bow remains visible during low tide.

    The SS United States with the SS America in the 1950s.

    With the treasonous dogs subverting the very soul of the countries all will become derelict shipwrecks. The loss of true religious teachings are barred from the youth. Our culture degrades and cities and homes become beachheads to Satan. 

    A child needs a compass. It is found in our faith. The Economic Collapse Blog wrote on the rising suicide rates. The SSRI and other drugs are factors. A bigger factor is the loss of religious teachings. 

  • Dr. Charles Stanley The Grace to Keep Go...
    by Conspiracy Cafe on June 3, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    Why is grace able to sustain us through trials and tribulations? Exploring Romans 5:12, Dr. Stanley explains the meaning behind the phrase, “this grace in which we stand.” Grace through suffering builds and transforms character, creates empathy, reaffirms God’s presence in our lives, and sets our hearts on Him.


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