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Episode Info: In this episode Vox Pops. In this podcast we look at the fact that very few people appear to have heard from the church. They have not so much rejected the message of the cross, than have not heard it. Furnished Manchester. We hear a report on Furnished Manchester, the evangelism training day. Indulge yourself on Twitter. We look at news that the Pope is apparently going to be forgiving sins or giving plenary indulgences by Twitter. In the News… Let’s start with a look at the news that Pope Francis will offer plenary indulgences to participants at the event and to Catholics who follow services on World Youth Day – even if it is only through Twitter. According to heretical catholic teaching, plenary indulgences offer a full pardon of the temporal punishment (a punishment due to be suffered either in this life or the next) for sins that have already been forgiven in confession. The Roman Catholic church teaches indulgences can reduce time spent in purgatory. Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, head of the Vatican office that deals with indulgences, released a decree saying Catholics across the world can receive a partial indulgence if they pray with the Pope for young Catholics.   Furnished Teaching Today we look at the fact that people do not appear to be hearing from the church about the gospel. I took my microphone into Heaton Park, Manchester, and asked people if they had ever been approached by the church to tell them about the Bible or the message of the Bible. The JW’s come out pretty well on this! “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” Romans 10:14 Furnished Manchester Last weekend we ran a Furnished evangelism training day in Manchester. We had an amazing time with the Goodnews Assemblies of God Church, that meets at St Thomas with St. Marks Church, Hazzlebottom Road, Lower Crumpsall, Manchester, M8 5UX. We listen to a little of the teaching, (sorry the sound is not great), and we hear a little of what people think of the teaching. Book a Furnished. If you want to know more about how to use the tools God
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