Emma si Cristi Repede – Albumul „In bratul Tatalui” la iTunes (pentru SUA, Australia, Europa…)

Anunt de la Cristi si Emmaa Repede:

Vrem sa va anuntam pe cei din SUA, Australia, Europa dar si Romania ca acum puteti achiziona noul nostru album
„In bratul Tatalui” de pe iTunes!
Accesand urmatorul link puteti avea muzica noastra in format digital:
https://itunes.apple.com/ro/album/in-bratul-tatalui/id893165721

Pentru cei din SUA, puteti achizitiona albumul si de pe Amazon, accesand urmatorul link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/dmusic/device/mp3/store/album/B00L9NSNG0

In curand si in alte magazine online!

Iata DEMO pentru albul aici:

Cu ajutorul Domnului am finalizat noul album „In bratul Tatalui” 🙂
Multumim celor care au contribuit la realizarea acestui nou proiect
Alin si Emima Timofte, Alin Si Florina Jivan, Stefanie Berci, Dan Damian, Dan Muncaciu, Andrei Fedur, OttoDana Pascal, Ligia Ionese, MeSe, Mina Ianovici, Adrian Popa, Floto Flo
Pentru comenzi scrieti un mail pe cristi.emma@yahoo.com sau un SMS la 0740971731 cu numele, adresa completa si numarul de telefon.

 

Reclame

Florin Ianovici – Jurnal de misiune Ziua a patra, Sântana + Florin Ianovici: mesaj de nunta Sorin & Ana – Turneul cu The Messengers ‘Esti Lumina Ochilor Sai’

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Jurnal de misiune
Ziua a patra, Santana

Sorin si Ana s-au casatorit! Am ajuns la Bucuresti in zorii zilei si Sorin m-a intampinat, m-a strans in brate si mi-a spus: ,,ati venit!” Intotdeauna dragostea alearga sa imbratiseze si intotdeauna dragostea gaseste cuvintele potrivite.

La nunta a venit Vasile Oprea si Marian Mocanu cu vioara lui superba si Alex Tascu si un grup mare de copii si tineri de la Viata si Lumina. Cu greu mi-am stapanit emotiile. Dumnezeu si-a onorat cuvantul care spune ca El este Tatal orfanului si a fost prezent la nunta.

Dupa nunta am alergat din Bucuresti la Santana contra cronometru. Am ajuns exact cand pastorul Nelu Popelea facea rugaciunea de binecuvantarea in vederea rostirii Cuvantului lui Dumnezeu. Un Dumnezeu care ne-a invatat in aceea seara ca exista o setea rea si o sete buna, ca Dumnezeu vrea nu numai sa astampere setea sufletului nostru dar vrea sa ne faca un izvor binecuvantat pentru semenii nostrii.

La chemarea facuta au iesit multi oameni care s-au rugat, au plans si au cerut ajutorul Domnului. In acea seara au fost prezente autoritatile care ne-au insotit la masa si au fost profund miscate de Duhul lui Dumnezeu.

In timpul predicii clopotele au rasunat in mod ostentativ. Dar nici macar ele nu au putut opri Duhul lui Dumnezeu sa lucreze in inimile ascultatorilor…! Slava Lui!
Desi eram frant de oboseala am plecat spre Oradea. Am ajuns tarziu dar multumim ca Dumnezeu ne-a purtat de grija.

Inainte sa mergem cu totii la odihna am simtit cum Dumnezeu ne mangaie sufletul si ca ne este binevoitor! Ce bine este sa trudesti in ogorul lui Dumnezeu!

Ne asteapta o noua zi la Oradea si Targu Mures!

Doamne da izbanda!

Fa click pe poza ca sa intri la arhiva Bisericii Betel si apoi selecteaza ecranul din 21 iunie 2014 sa vizionezi programul de nunta. Mesaje: Florin Ianovici, Stefan Ivan. Invitati Vasile Oprea, Marian Mocanu + Alex Tascu si grup de copii/tineri de la Fundatia Viata si Lumina.

Florin Ianovici mesaj la Nunta Sorin & Ana 21 Iunie, 2014

Florin Ianovici mesaj la Nunta Sorin & Ana 21 Iunie, 2014

Florin Ianovici – Foarte multe dintre cuvintele pe care Dumnezeu le spune, in timpul nostru, nu mai au aceeasi greutate, din cauza noastra

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In sala de mese a orfelinatului am stat de vorba cu orfanii pe care i-am strans de pe strada, o parte din ei, si la un moment dat le-am spus: „Dumnezeu ne este Tata.” In momentul acela, spre uimirea mea am vazut ca unul dintre copii s-a intunecat la fata si infatisarea lui exprima aproape ura. L-am luat deoparte di am stat de vorba cu el si l-am intrebat, ce anume la determinat sa aiba reactia aceea extrem de negativa.

Si mi-a spus: „Pastore, ati spus ca Dumnezeu este ca un Tata.”
Si am zis: Asa spune Biblia.”
„Dar, eu tot ce situ despre tâta este ca aproape in fiecare zi o batea pe mama, pana cand cadea din picioare. Ma trimitea la cersit, ca sa strang bani si cu banii aceea sa-si cumpere bautura. Pentru mine, tata este omul de care trebuie sa fug. Pentru mine tata este omul care mi-a stricat copilaria.”

Am aflat mai tarziu, ca acel copil a fost martor la faptul ca intr-o dupa amiaza, tatal, iesindu-si din minti din pricina bauturii, a legat-o pe mama sa cu niste sarma de calorifer si a batut-o sub ochii lui, pana cand mama a murit. Asa ajunse pe strazi. Dumnezeu ne este Tata, dar cu success am ruinat cuvantul Tata. Si aproape ca foarte multe dintre cuvintele pe care Dumnezeu le spune, in timpul nostru, nu mai au aceeasi greutate- pentru ca ceea ce ar fi trebuit sa insemne Tata, adica ‘cel ce ocroteste’, acela care te invata, acela care pune painea pe masa, din nefericire, lucrurile sunt atat de departe.

De aceea, Dumnezeu S-a gandit in inima Lui si a adus una dintre cele mai frumoase (daca vreti) pilde, cu privire la ce ne asteapta sus in cer. Deseori mi-am dat seama ca pe pamantul acesta, multi oameni sunt deznadajduiti, pentru ca singurul lucru pe care-l vad e doar pamantul. Pana si cei care au credinta in Dumnezeu, tare greu le este sa explice ce asteapta ei cand vor fii sus. Foarte multi dintre oamenii pe care-i cunosc, daca-i intreb: Cum va fi locul la care astepti? Cum va fi locul la care te duci? Daca e sa vorbim despre raiul lui Dumnezeu, sa vorbim despre locul acela la care astepti sa te duci, locul de odihna , numeste-l cum vrei, cand ii intrebi pe oameni: Cum va fi acolo sus? Foarte multi din oameni nu stiu sa spuna [decat]: ‘Va fi bine, vom canta. Va fi bine,’ si doar atat. SI ne oprim aici. Tare putin stim de ceea ce vine si ce ne-a pregatit Dumnezeu. De aceea, in dupa amiaza aceasta, iubitii Domnului, am ales sa vin la dvs. cu cea mai frumoasa poveste si cu cel mai frumos gand care s-a nascut in inima lui Dumnezeu.

Nu toti am avut un tata, asa cum am meritat. Nu toti am avut o familie, asa cum ne-am fi dorit. Dar, fiecare, in inima lui poarta un dor, ca intr-o zi sa gaseasca pe cineva care sa-l iubeasca sau s-o iubeasca. Orice fetita, care o vei ntreba de mica, vei vedea ca se gandeste la ziua castoriei ei- o rochie alba, ce viseaza o fetita de cand e mica, sa se duca la altar. Ce viseaza un baietel de cand e mic? Sa aiba o masina. Visele noastre sunt diferite. Dar Dumnezeu stia ca fiecare dintre noi avem nevoie ca sa traim pe pamantul acesta, de iubire. Si atunci, Dumnezeu a venit si a spus: „Imparatia cerurilor se aseamana cu un mire si o mireasa- un mire care isi cheama mireasa la nunta.

Vezi mesajul aici …

Ce e nou la PAGINA Florin Ianovici

Disney nu Îl tolerează pe Dumnezeu

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„E amuzant. Unele dintre puținele subiecte unde ţi se impun limite la Disney sunt cele cu un caracter religios, vizavi de cuvântul «Dumnezeu»”, a declarat Anderson-Lopez pentru NPR. 

Citeste mai mult aici – http://semneletimpului.ro/religie/crestinism/credinta/compozitorii-frozen-disney-nu-il-tolereaza-pe-dumnezeu.html

Cornelius Plantinga Jr. – Sin: Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be

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Dr. Cornelius Plantinga Jr. tackles the topic of sin and discusses why this world is not the way it’s supposed to be, dissecting the complexity of sin in our lives and our world and pointing us to a world of shalom that comes through Christ.

VIDEO by ChristonCampusCCI 

Plantinga: It’s important to talk about sin because it’s what we need saving from. The center of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ saves His people and what what they need saving from is sin, with all of its consequences. We can’t understand why the world needs a Savior, we can’t understand grace, we can’t understand the very heart of the Christian religion unless we face frankly into the wind  and look at sin.

You can be Christian or not, you can be religious or not, everybody understands that there are some things wrong, they all have a diagnosis that things in the world are not as they should be. There’s rampant injustice, there’s cruelty, there is neglect, there is all kinds of trouble in the world, and virtually everybody and anybody who is at all serious about morality and life understands that something is terribly wrong. People make different diagnosis. But, the Christian and Jewish diagnosis and to some extent the Muslim one is that we, human beings, who have been created by God, keep living against the will of God with bad consequences. We all have a habit where sin is concerned. So, it’s important, I think, simply to get our bearings in the world, to understand that things are not the way they ought to be. and that we need to find a solution.

I think we have intuitively a sense of fairness, children seem to be born with it. We have intuitively a love of kindness, as opposed to cruelty. So that, if someone loves cruelty that becomes remarkable. That’s not the way people ordinarily are. And then, of course, Christians and Jews have their Book, and their Book is revelation from God, so that if we need to know how life ought to go, we look at the Book and one of the big features of the book is that it has portraits of how life ought to go. These portraits are especially in the Book of Isaiah. They are portraits of Shalom, which is comprehensive vision of humanity- living together with God and with non-human creation, all of it in harmony, in balance, in justice, and in delight. So now, a person who plants a vineyard can reap his own grapes. Now, a person can go to bed without a weapon on his lap. Now, a person will look toward God, lean towards God , love God. Everything is in balance and it’s delightful and it’s just. So, sin is really disturbance of shalom. It’s culpable disturbance of shalom. Evils disturb shalom, too. But, not all of them are culpable. But sin is blamable disturbance of shalom.

Mystery of iniquity: What makes it mysterious is that we all know that if we I’ve in certain ways, bad things are gonna happen and we still live in those ways. So, addicts know that they are poisoning themselves, but they still keep doing it. We know that if we have a friend and we insult our friend, or betray our friend, or gossip behind our friend’s back it’s gonna wreck the friendship, and [we] still do it. We keep living against what’s good for us, and that’s very mysterious. Why don’t we look childlike to God? Why don’t we love each other really really enthusiastically? Why aren’t we perfectly fair to poor people? Why do we instead inflict neglect, cruelty, injustice on each other, when obviously it has terrible consequences? So, the mystery is that we live against the purpose of our own existence and know that we are doing it and still do it.

Shalom: If you think, for example, what the portrait of Shalom is in Scripture, it’s people living in peace. They don’t have to fear that somebody’s gonna shoot them. They can sleep at night, they don’t have to fear that somebody’s gonna break in on them. They don’t have to dear the ravages of nature. Their children can play with animals. They don’t have to worry that somebody’s gonna steal all their goods. Their goods are perfectly safe. Vandalism of Shalom is the disturbance of those relationships, so that, instead of living peacefully, we accuse each other, we fight each other, we neglect each other. Instead of letting people have a little work and then reap the harvest f their work, we encroach on each other, we deny each other the opportunity to work. We get bored when somebody doesn’t even have any work. In a thousand ways, we chip away at Shalom and I choose to call that chipping ‘vandalism’.

There’s part of it that’s not so mysterious. If a person steals another person’s video device, the reason is that he wants it. He’s selfish. But, if you ask, „Why is he selfish?” Selfishness brings such injury to others and ultimately, misery to one’s self. Well, then he’s gonna say something like how Woody Allen defended himself, marrying the daughter of his former wife. He said, simply, „The heart wants what it wants.” So then, the imperial self rules all. It comes down to the fact that the imperial self wants what it wants and the hell with everything else.

Sin as a parasite: I picked that metaphor to represent a view that you can find in C S Lewis and many of the reformers, and certainly in Augustine, namely, that good is original. Evil is a leech on good. In order to be evil, evil needs intelligence, power, cunning, al things that are really good. They are very human things, they are human capacities. It needs power in order to do its evil. So, good is itself, so to speak. Evil is what attaches to good things and then corrupts them, pushes something in a direction that it was never intended to go, mixes up a couple of things that don’t belong to each other. Puts asunder things that should have been together. So, good is itself . Badness is twisted goodness. A parasite.

It appears that we human beings have this corruption in us. Traditional Christians think that we have this corruption in us since close to the beginning. That human beings were created good, but then went wrong. And, once they went wrong, a terrible momentum built up. People would sin and others would feel the consequences of their sin and be miserable and then sin because they were miserable, and others would be miserable because they were sinning. And when you get all of this together, everybody meeting at the places where they are sinning, you get a whole matrix of evil. And whole cultures start to form. For example, the gaming culture is simply about gaming. It’s also about sex and liquor, and greed, and mortgaging the house, and all kinds of stuff all rolled up together. And, it’s just desperately difficult to put that all to rights.

Creation was relatively simple for God. God willed creation into existence. But look what it took for God to attempt a redemption. Now there has to be suffering  and writhing and ripping and terrible loneliness, feeling forsaken. the Son of God from God. It looks as if evil is so powerful, that it takes incredible metaphysical maneuvering to have a shot at putting things to rights.

Shalom, for Christians, begins in the quietness of our own soul. We all have desires  that we recognize are inappropriate or even evil, Shalom begins with we recognize that we have evil impulses that we sometimes boorishly neglect people who love us and we start to fight those things. We pray for help to God to fight those things and then we do the actual fighting, muscling aside in your consciousness  thoughts that are gonna lead us astray. Purposefully talking kindly to somebody we don’t really like very well. Visiting people that bore us. Sometimes boring people reward us. They are so boring, you become fascinated by them.

Shalom begins when we ourselves, practice spiritual hygiene, always dependent on God and then try to make sure our relationships with others are respectful, kind, loving, just- feeding our hunger for justice by joining with others and campaigning for it. Feeding our need for friendship by choosing friends who will excite our virtues and suppress our vices. Campaigning with others in projects that we are confident that will have God’s blessing. There are a hundred ways to involve ourselves in the pushback. And of course, we’re in a very strong position when we invest ourselves, because we are confident that in the end, Shalom is coming. So, meanwhile, every little bit that we do to restore justice, to show kindness, to walk humbly with God and to encourage each other along these paths. Every bit of that gets preserved and survives. So, nothing is lost.

And, we needn’t be despairing about evil. It is going to be overcome, Neither should we be overconfident that we can usher in the kingdom of God tomorrow. It’s a long slog, but worth it  and every bit that we contribute will count.

To Christians wrestling with sin in their personal lives, I would say [as to myself]: The center of the Gospel is not our sin, but our Savior. This is a paradox: Sin is one of the most hopeful diagnosis you can give. Because, something can be done about it. In fact, something has been done about it. I would say that confidence in our Savior, the one who is working at this time to restore things to where they ought to be is the center of a Christian’s life. We are involved in a great drama. We’re involved in a great struggle between good and evil, but we know who will prevail. And that gives us confidence to get in there and contribute what we can, knowing that in the end it will be successful.

Holiness

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Standards of Holiness

Randy Alcorn: Grace never lowers the standards of holiness. Look at the cross. Jesus manifested His grace to us by dying for our sins, paying the ultimate price. How ugly must sin be, how great must be the Holiness of God, when Jesus said, „Father, if there is no other way…” There was no other way for Him to manifest His love as grace to us. That’s how great the holiness of God is. And I mentioned before the single attribute of God that many people come up with: ” He’s just a God of love.. Just a God of grace; there’s nothing else. Everything else must be seen in light of that.” And yet, isn’t it interesting that the angels of God in His presence, do not cry out ‘Love, Love, Love is the Lord God Almighty’. They cry out: „Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.”

The grace of Jesus does not lower the bar of God’s holiness. It picks us up so that we meet the bar and cross the bar, not because of us, but because of Him. 

He became sin for us, He who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Because that’s the only way we could ever enter heaven, to be as righteous as Jesus. And, it’s through His righteousness. And you see this even through the words that Jesus said, „You have heard that it was said under the law, that if a man commits adultery… I say to you that if you look at a woman with lust in your heart, you’ve committed adultery.”

Was He lowering the standard? Or, was He raising the standard? And [there are] many other examples of that same thing. Raising the standard, but by His grace transforming us into a people with the righteousness of Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, that we might live up to His standards. And then when we don’t in this life, and often we don’t, then we are quick to confess and repent, and be forgiven, and come back to live the life of holiness, honoring God’s truth, not through our merit, but through the merit of Christ, to the glory of Christ.92807781

Defining Grace

Grace is often defined, and well defined, I think, as God’s unmerited favor. And the word ‘unmerited’ is key there. Of course, it’s His favor, but the fact that there’s nothing we can do do earn it, we don’t deserve it. And so, someone will say, „I asked God to forgive me, but I don’t deserve to be forgiven. Well, if you deserved to be forgiven, you wouldn’t need to be forgiven. If you deserved God’s grace, you wouldn’t need God’s grace.

And so, I think, grace is this attribute of God that He manifests to us, in the fact that why we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. God extends His grace to us and grace is not just the way we are converted. Grace is to be the way we live. Day by day, I am dependent upon the grace of God to do good things in me, and good things through me.

Is there a difference between grace and mercy? Alcorn: I think mercy is something that is also an attribute of God. But, you can have mercy on a person, who perhaps is just a needy person. You do a merciful thing for them. I think grace encompasses more of- this is not just this person out there with a bad condition, that I’m having  this mercy toward. But, grace is when this person has done great harm to me and has rebelled against me, and has hated me. And now, I look at that person and I say, „I invite you to become part of my family and sit at my table. And, I will pay a huge price, through the giving of my own life, or the life of my Son, so that you can become qualified to sit at the table with Me.”And that is so astounding. And that’s why, John Newton, ‘Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me”.

And, by the way, one time I was speaking at a conference, at a rally. A woman got up, beautiful voice, and she started singing Amazing Grace, one of my favorite songs and probably one of your favorite songs. And she started and it was great until it got to: „Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a soul like me…” I thought, here we are, revising the author’s original „wretch”, because we don’t wanna say wretch. See? Because wretch is demeaning. Yes, it is, and rightfully so. Because we’re wretches. And here’s the thing. If John Newton had just considered himself to be a sort of a morally neutral soul instead of wretch, then to him, God’s grace would not have been amazing. Well… God is kind to souls. No, God shows His grace to wretches who don’t deserve, don’t even begin to deserve what God gives them. It changes everything.

And, that’s why I think today, to many people, they can sing amazing grace, but because they don’t come to terms with the fact that they deserve hell , we all deserve hell, that we are morally wretches, rebels against God. Because, if you don’t come to terms with that, you will never believe  that God’s grace is so amazing. You will never have the depth of gratitude and thanksgiving that you should have.91523568

Book recommendation: The Grace and Truth Paradox by Randy Alcorn.

What is Truth

In Scripture, truth is always founded upon the nature of God, who He is That which is in conformity to His nature, to who He is, and that which is in conformity to what He has said, as revealed in His Word. That is truth. Jesus said, „I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by Me.” Not „a” way, „a” truth, „a” life, not one truth on the menu, and then there’s all these other truths which are equally valid. No. „THE” truth. And I think, as Jesus prayed- „Sanctify them in truth. Your Word is truth.” And here’s where I think, let me read a few verses that set this up, from John chapter 1, where it says, verse 1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And then, skipping down to verse 14 – And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses. 

Well, when we think of the law, we juxtapose law and grace. So there’s the law of God and there’s the grace of God. But truth is something more than the law, because he says: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. What an amazing thing. God incarnate, He pitched His tent among us. He became Imanuel, God with us forever, in a human body, now, in a resurrected human body. 

But, the law came, was given through Moses. And the law had all of these standards. And you can think the law is synonymous with truth. The law reflected truth, or came out of God’s truth, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. So, the truth is bigger than the law. Truth is way more encompassing, and it begins with who God is and the way God’s truth is manifested in our lives, sometimes we really misunderstand this. There are a lot of people who think that the laws and the truths and the commandments of Scripture are somehow cruel or unkind to us. Why would God lay this standard on us? But, it’s like you’re up on a mountain pass and you’re driving and it’s late at night. And there’s thick fog. This happened to me, one time, on Highway 1 in California. At night, in the fog, it’s just kind of horrific. Now, suppose you’re driving along this mountain pass, and there are guardrails, and at one point, let’s say, you can’t see where you’re going, and the next thing you know, your car hits the guard rail. You put it in park, you get out of the car, and you go and you look at your fender, which is dented. And, what do you say? „Oh, this guard rail. I can’t believe what this guardrail did to my car!” You don’t stand there and whine and complain about the guardrail. You thank God for the guardrail. Why? Because it saved your life.

God’s guardrails that are reflective of His truths, His will, His commandments, are there, not arbitrarily. They are there because God’s standards dictate the way the universe works. When you live in conformity to them, you come out good. When you don’t conform to them, you come out bad. They are there to protect us. Don’t curse the guardrail. Don’t curse God’s truth. There are too many people today  who are choosing just grace, instead of grace and truth. But, there are some people who don’t understand  that by choosing grace and minimizing truth, that they’re not only undercutting truth, but, they’re undercutting grace.91542436

Responding with Christ like Balance

In our lives, we need to… some of us are truth people. That’s just kind of- call it our natural bent. As a parent, you will see this. There’s often the truth parent and the grace parent. The truth parent is the one that says, „You get home by this time. If you don’t get home by this time, there’s gonna be heck to pay. I mean, this is the rule. Alright?” The grace parent is, „Ooh, ooh, ah, no, that’s okay. I mean, it’s not that big of a deal.” Okay, you got in trouble at school, but, no big deal. It was probably the teacher’s fault anyways.” But, the grace parent, often, in a good way, though, is very quick to forgive. The truth parent says, „Well, I’ll forgive you after  you tremble and shake and beg. And then, maybe I’ll forgive you. But, I’m still not gonna trust you.” That kind of a thing, if it’s truth only. But, if it’s grace only, I know a number of grace-only parents, „Hey, kids will be kids and what can you do?” You can be a parent; that’s what you can do, and have some standards.

But, part of being a parent is showing grace and having standards. You know, in our family, raising our daughters, we had high standards. When my daughters were going to a prom or some kind event like that, they had daddy inspections. So, they’d go and bring home a dress, they knew they had to bring home 4 or 5 of them. Because I’d say, „No, no, no…” Because here’s what the guys will think92807783

How does Grace and Truth fit in with a Biblical worldview? Randy Alcorn: We should view the world and view our daily lives, and view everything in light of grace and truth, specifically, the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. The grace and truth manifested in Christ. „The Word became flesh and manifested Himself, and we beheld His glory. Glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” Not 50% grace and 50% truth, but 100% grace and 100% truth, somehow woven in together. If we view the world that way, view our family, view our neighbor, view our spouse, view children and grandchildren, and parents, we view them through the eyes of grace and truth, that is a biblical world view that honors Jesus. And it will transform the way that we live.

BREAKING NEWS – Sudan death row Christian woman Meriam Ibrahim ‘ rearrested within hours of her release

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Please continue to pray for the family of Meriam Ibrahim!

The Telegraph Reporting:

There were dramatic scenes at Khartoum airport on Tuesday as Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman released from prison earlier this week following worldwide protests at her death sentence for apostasy, was detained for several hours while trying to leave the country.

The 27-year-old was held along with her American husband, Daniel Wani, and their two children, Martin, almost two, and Maya, two weeks old.

Their lawyer, Elshareef Ali Mohammed, who was with them at the time, said they were given no reason for their detention, but there were reports late Tuesday night that Ms Ibrahim faces charges of falsifying documents and statements after trying to leave the country via South Sudan for America.

Hardwired, the campaign group, was investigating reports that she was being accused of attempting to travel with false paperwork after presenting the documents provided by South Sudan with US assistance.

The group has been told that she was released on bail conditions that would mean that the unnamed person who provided the surety would be charged with the same offences if she left Sudan before the case was resolved.

Sudanese officials told their US counterparts that the family were questioned about their paperwork for several hours but not arrested.

The State Department said that Sudan had assured them of the family’s safety, and that the US was working with the Khartoum government to help them leave the country as soon as possible.

They were initially thought to be planning to fly to South Sudan – the birthplace of Mr Wani and now an independent country – as their paperwork to travel to the US was still being processed.. Ms Ibrahim and her family were taken to the airport in a US vehicle accompanied by American diplomats after South Sudan issued emergency travel paperwork for them. But the security officials at the airport apparently found problems with the documents.

Mr Wani is an American citizen and supporters of the family, backed by the senators from his state of New Hampshire, have urged the US to grant a visa to Ms Ibrahim and citizenship to their two children.

Ms Ibrahim was released from Omdurman women’s prison on Monday afternoon after state media announced that the Supreme Court had annulled the sentence. She had spent six months in a jail cell, sentenced to execution by hanging for abandoning Islam, despite her protestations that she was raised a Christian by her Ethiopian Orthodox mother after her Muslim father left.

Accompanied by her two children Ms Ibrahim was taken to a safe house in the Khartoum area on Monday afternoon. In Sudan, which imposes Sharia law, apostasy is a crime punishable by death – and earlier this month Ms Ibrahim’s own brother called for her execution unless she “returned” to Islam.

The May 15 sentence also included 100 lashes for adultery related to her marriage to Mr Wani, a Christian. Sudan does not recognise marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Some people saw the charges as the result of a family feud – and an attempt by Ms Ibrahim’s family to gain control of her successful small businesses….

From the Christian Post:

Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman and mother of two, who was released from prison on Monday after previously being sentenced to death for allegedly converting from Islam to Christianity has been rearrested, her legal team confirmed on Tuesday.

Less than 24 hours after Ibrahim’s lawyer, Mohaned Mustafa El-Nour, confirmed that she was free after an appeals court found the lower court’s ruling faulty, he said that Ibrahim and her husband Daniel Waniwere arrested at a Sudanese airport as they prepared to leave the country.

Ibrahim and Wani, whose husband is an American citizen, were at Khartoum airport with their two children attempting to leave the country when as many as 40 security agents detained the just-freed prisoner, according to the BBC.

Here is CNN’s story:

After her sentence drew international condemnation from rights groups and foreign embassies in Khartoum – including those of the United States, United Kingdom and Canada – an appeals court this month ruled that the judgment against her was faulty and she was released, according to her lawyer.

Her husband, Wani, called CNN on Tuesday to say he and his family were being held at the national security office, but he provided no additional information. Ibrahim’s legal team said the family was trying to leave the country when it was stopped by authorities and taken to the security headquarters.

Meanwhile, a man who says he is Ibrahim’s brother, Al-Samani Al-Hadi, slammed the appellate court’s decision and hinted at retribution.

„The family is unconvinced by the court’s decision. We were not informed by the court that she was to be released; this came as a surprise to us,” al-Hadi said Tuesday. „The law has failed to uphold our rights. This is now an issue of honor. The Christians have tarnished our honor, and we will know how to avenge it.”

Al-Hadi did not comment on Ibrahim’s detention at the airport on Tuesday. In court proceedings earlier this year, Ibrahim denied being related to al-Hadi.

Ibrahim gave birth to her second child – a girl – in prison last month. Her first child, a 1-year-old son, stayed with her at the prison but was free to leave at any time, Ibrahim’s lawyer said.

VIDEO by News Today  CNN Video A Sudanese woman freed from death row on Monday has been arrested with her family at Khartoum airport, sources have told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to hang in May for renouncing Islam, sparking widespread outrage at home and abroad. About 40 security agents detained Mrs Ibrahim – along with her husband Daniel Wani and two sons – at the airport, the sources said. On Monday, Mr Wani said the family intended to leave for the US.

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