A Form of Godliness and Departing from the Faith

04/08/2015 10:17
 It’s the perfect gift for the person who worships — literally — rapper, businessman, designer, Kardashian-affiliate Kanye West. A new version of the Bible is for sale on Etsy. It’s called “The Book of Yeezus: A Bible For The Modern Day.” In every mention where God’s name would normally be,...
03/28/2015 09:34
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans, has broken its fellowship with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) following its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage.  The Presbyterian...
03/23/2015 20:26
History was made in Delaware Sunday as a same-sex couple became they first to be ordained jointly as ministers by the Presbyterian Church USA. The joint ordination of Kaci Clark-Porter and Holly Clark-Porter took place Sunday afternoon at First & Central Presbyterian Church. Earlier this...
03/23/2015 19:31
BEAVERTON, Ore. – A Presbyterian USA minister in Oregon who says that he doesn’t believe in God—and doesn’t require his members to believe either–remarked in a recent article that he is offended by those who assert that he is not a Christian. “Someone quipped that my congregation is BYOG: Bring...
03/18/2015 20:31
The elders at City Church, a large evangelical church in San Francisco, have revealed that they are overturning a membership requirement that gays and lesbians remain celibate if they wish to join the house of worship, describing the recent policy change in a letter dated March 13, 2015. That...
03/18/2015 07:09
 The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) approved redefining marriage in the church constitution Tuesday to include a "commitment between two people," becoming the largest Protestant group to formally recognize gay marriage as Christian and allow same-sex weddings in every congregation. The new...
03/11/2015 20:45
A US theological college is facing a storm over an invitation to a married lesbian bishop to take part in a lecture series. The American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, invited Bishop Yvette Flunder to speak about her work advocating for people with HIV/Aids as part of its Garnett-Nabrit...
02/18/2015 17:25
This past Sunday, during an episode of Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday,” Rob Bell, the former head “pastor” of Michigan’s Mars Hill Bible Church and author of “Love Wins,” a book questioning the orthodox Christian view of Hell, told the talk show host that he believes the Church is “moments...
02/17/2015 07:19
It took more than two years of intense, "at times, devastating," discussion, Pastor Stan Mitchell said. But, at the end of it, a decision was made to break from evangelical Christian tradition and to support gay marriage. During those conversations, described in a Jan. 11 sermon to his...
02/15/2015 21:16
Gay clergy and same-sex marriage may soon be allowed at United Methodist Churches under a proposal drafted by the Connectional Table, a respected international body of clergy members and lay people in the church. methodist-churchThe Connectional Table plans the church legislation that members hope...
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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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