A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

10/13/2015 20:13
At least four openly gay clergymen have been elected to the General Synod of the Church of England. One is married, two are in civil partnerships and the fourth is planning to seal his relationship with a civil ceremony. The newly-elected General Synod will meet for the first time at Church House,...
10/10/2015 20:45
EDINBURGH, Scotland (Christian Examiner) – A Church of Scotland minister is teaching his congregation that Jesus did not die for the sins of humanity, calling the traditional understanding of Jesus's atoning sacrifice "well past its sell by date," and "ghastly theology." Rev. Scott...
09/28/2015 21:21
September 28, 2015—Today, 44 nationally recognized religious leaders released a joint statement supporting Planned Parenthood and urging Congress to resist efforts to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood’s health centers – which serve 2.7 million people each year. Together, these Christian,...
09/23/2015 11:06
Over half of the members of the governing body of the Church in Wales have backed the idea of allowing same-sex couples to marry in church. A secret ballot was held on taking the issue forward. Of the 120 members present, 61 voted in favour of holding same-sex marriages in church. However, this...
08/28/2015 21:55
Two months after promoting plans to send out “limitless” numbers of missionaries, the International Mission Board (IMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) faces a financial crisis. IMB president David Platt announced Thursday that the agency needs to cut at least 600 missionaries and staff...
08/28/2015 21:46
Addiction to pornography affects millions of men and women in the United States, and many of those people identify themselves as Christians, according to a 2014 survey produced by a Christian organization dedicated to fighting pornography and sexual addiction. Sixty-four percent of men view...
08/28/2015 21:34
A man who proposed to his boyfriend in front of their church received a standing ovation, as captured by a YouTube video that is now going viral. Trevor Harper and Davis Covin have been attending the First United Methodist Church of Austin for two years and have been dating since 2006. After...
08/15/2015 21:40
A former Southern Baptist Church has decided all are welcomed in their pulpit, going so far as to ordain gay and transgender ministers. First Baptist of Greenville, South Carolina—the church home of the first Southern Baptist Convention president—has taken a bold move in "embracing the...
08/12/2015 20:41
NEW YORK — Two “engaged” homosexual men who have served as ministry leaders at Hillsong’s New York campus have released a statement contradicting claims from leader Brian Houston, outlining that the church has known about their homosexuality from the “very beginning” and still allowed them to...
08/08/2015 09:50
Megachurch leader and author T.D. Jakes says that homosexuals should attend congregations that affirm their lifestyle and that politics do not need to reflect biblical ethics, adding that his position on homosexuality is both “evolved and evolving.” During an interview with the Huffington Post on...
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False Christs and Religions

11/03/2015 19:36
PRINCETON, N.J. — Historic Princeton University has opened a prayer area for Hindu students, according to reports, complete with a temple for the Hindu goddess Saraswati. The Universal Society of Hinduism had been asking officials for a space for adherents to Hinduism, and the editorial board of...
10/13/2015 20:30
SPRING, Texas — The first “Church of Lucifer” is set to open later this month in a small town outside of Houston, Texas. “Never in history has anything like this has happened before: an open to the public home for the Left Hand Path, a church dedicated to the mental freedom of all mankind, a home...
10/08/2015 07:57
ANDHRA PRADESH, India — A four-year-old boy was beheaded this week after he was apprehended by a man who sought to sacrifice him to a Hindu goddess. The incident occurred on Wednesday as the child was leaving nursery. He was apprehended by Tirumala Rao, 35, and reportedly strangled before being...
07/03/2014 22:31
For the second time this year, a public “Black Mass” is being planned—this time in Oklahoma City. According to the Oklahoma City Civic Center website, the event is planned for Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale Wednesday. The website announces: "The Black Mass has been a feared ritual, and now it's...
05/27/2014 07:22
If you live in the Bay Area and suddenly, momentarily, lose your self-belief, there is always a religion to pick you up. You have a choice of either the established organizations, with their ornate meeting places, or you have the more modern faiths, which might have as their foundation anything...
06/23/2013 08:46
Friday, June 21 will be the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. And for one religious group it's a time to celebrate the Oak King falling to the Holly King. We take a look at the often misunderstood Wiccan religion. Recently they’ve made inroads into popular acceptance, but practitioners...
06/15/2013 21:52
It's the age-old and seemingly answerless question: What in the world is my dog thinking? And one that has spawned a growing market not only of scientific research but of everything from decks of pet tarot cards to television and radio shows and books by pet psychics and animal trainers. Whether...
06/03/2013 07:06
Nestled in the verdant, bucolic foothills of northeast Stokes County is a tiny religious community. It's called Hare Krishna, and a closer look at its beliefs finds more similarities than differences between it and the world's other major religions. Like Christians, the Krishnas believe in leading...
05/30/2013 06:45
Not only with stalls in the cities, but also in social networking sites touting the controversial Scientology organization to members. The constitutional protection in Baden-Wuerttemberg warns is often difficult to identify who is behind the websites.   "Social...
05/29/2013 21:05
A man claiming to be Jesus is gaining followers and causing concern among cult experts in Australia.   Former IT specialist Alan John Miller, or AJ as he prefers to be known, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home near the small town of Kingaroy in the state of...
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False Prophets

03/01/2016 19:45
New Zealand has officially recognized its first marriage celebrant from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a pirate-costumed “Pastafarian” who said Tuesday that all were welcome to join the offbeat religion. Wellington management consultant Karen Martyn is an ordained “ministeroni” in the...
06/04/2015 07:09
Last month's earthquake brought much of Kathmandu's historic Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site, tumbling to the ground. Nepal's showcase temples and palaces were reduced to ruins. But save for a few cracks, the home of the city's Living Goddess remained intact. Largely unknown to the outside...
03/07/2015 10:12
BOISE, Idaho – Three lawmakers in Idaho chose to sit out a Hindu prayer at the state capitol on Tuesday, and one is being called upon to apologize for calling Hinduism a “false religion” to the media. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, presented the prayer this week at the...
02/03/2015 22:15
Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on the island's first major temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age. Worship of the gods in Scandinavia gave way to Christianity around 1,000 years ago but a modern...
11/11/2014 07:37
The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay. Smith's marital history had been the subject of frequent historical debate, but until recently...
09/18/2014 20:33
A number of false Christs have been arising in various nations worldwide, claiming to be the second coming of Jesus. While many are following these self-proclaimed Messiahs, some are speaking out against their cults, being mindful of Christ’s words in Matthew 24:5, “For many shall come in My name,...
05/03/2014 10:02
A group of Atlantans in Georgia, USA have begun a church that focuses solely on worshipping none other than Queen Bey herself. The National Church of Bey gathers to sing the former Destiny's Child member's hits every Sunday. Known to have some of the most dedicated fans in the world, whom she...
02/10/2014 21:28
A 35-year-old tea picker from West Bengal, India, with a tail growing from the base of his spine since birth is now being worshipped as a god by hundreds of followers. "Many people come to me. Some even from far off places. They feel that I am God Hanuman. My tail is good for me," said Chandre...
02/10/2014 21:17
Anderson Cooper has the honor of featuring the Man Christ Jesus, Jose Luis De Jesus, on his show. Millions of people are already marked with the number of His name (666) as the Great Day of His transformation is near. The planet is already experiencing birth pains as the world prepares to witness...
01/08/2014 22:33
A 66-year-old Brazilian man, calling himself Inri Cristo has spent 35 years preaching the word of God as he believes he is the reincarnation of Jesus. Boasting of "hundreds of followers" from around the world, some of whom live with him at his "church" compound outside Brasilia. He has traveled to...
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A Form of Godliness

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3
1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron... 1 Timothy 4

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