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  • Mosque Takes Over Pentecostal Church as Pastor Prays to Allah

    05/24/2017 12:32:09 PM PDT · by metmom · 49 replies
    CharismaNews ^ | May 16, 2017 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    Christian clergy helped a Muslim mosque open in a Pentecostal church. "It's open faith; we're brothers," Ali Mohammad, an organizer of the mosque, tells North Carolina's News & Observer. The Muslims are stripping the church of its Christian roots, including removing any crosses and handing them over to pastors in the area. When they opened on Saturday, Christian clergy, including Pastor Jim Melnyk of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, participated in the ceremony. Other pastors from Methodist and Baptist congregations were also present. "I see it as an important statement of community, that we take each other's faiths seriously," Melnyk says....
  • Former Khmer Rouge Leader Among Cambodia's New Christians

    05/20/2017 5:10:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/20/17 | Ate Hoekstra
    Many Khmer Buddhists have become Christians "because they are looking for answers". Sok Sophon was a battle-hardened Khmer Rouge commander when he found Jesus. The now 63-year-old Cambodian was visiting a refugee camp when a wounded soldier gave him a Bible. At first, he was reluctant but did take it. Then after reading from the Bible the officer of the Pol Pot regime got interested and visited a church service. "I remember the first time I made a detour to get to the church," he says. "I didn't want people to know. I felt ashamed for going there." It took...
  • The church in Iran has become one of the fastest growing in the world

    05/19/2017 8:35:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Everyone loves a good story. As Christians, we especially love stories that tell us how, when all seems lost, God makes a way. One such story is about the church in Iran—and it’s one of the greatest stories in the world today.  It’s a simple story that can be summarized in just two sentences: Persecution threatened to wipe out Iran’s tiny church. Instead, the church in Iran has become the fastest growing in the world, and it is influencing the region for Christ. As simple as it is, such an amazing story is worth examining deeper. Growth Amid Persecution The Iranian revolution...
  • Pastor trying to prove how Jesus walked on water gets eaten by crocodile

    05/15/2017 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 43 replies
    MetroUK ^ | May 15, 2017 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    A pastor has been killed after he was eaten by three crocodiles while trying to walk on water. Jonathan Mthethwa was trying to show his congregation how Jesus walked on water by crossing what is locally known as Crocodile River on foot. However, he did not make it across the river in Zimbabwe. The pastor, from the Satin of the Last Days church, managed to get around 90ft into the river before trying to climb onto the surface of the river. All that was left of him was his underwear and his sandals.
  • Austria: Breaking the Cross for Allah

    05/13/2017 7:27:54 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 12 May, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Muslims like to tell Christians that they, too, recognize Jesus as one of the prophets. They dont usually mention, however, the little differences between their understanding of Jesus and standard Christian beliefs: 1. The Muslim Jesus (Isa) was not the son of God. 2. He did not die on the cross. 3. At the End of Days, the Muslim Isa will return to break the cross and kill all Christians who do not convert to Islam. In light of the above, the following incident from Austria makes complete sense from an Islamic point of view. The mentally ill African desecrating...
  • Understanding the Times with Jan Markell -It Could Happen Today (radio)

    05/13/2017 1:47:57 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    http://www.olivetreeviews.org/ ^ | 13 MAy 17 | Jan Markell and Billy Crone Olive Tree Views - Understanding the Times
    Link to today's broadscast Jans first guest is Pastor Billy Crone. Jan and Crone consider the date of September 23, one of the most searched topics on Google. Is this more date-setting? This refers to the great sign in Revelation 12. Some suggest that the Rapture or Tribulation will begin on this date. We believe as it concerns the Rapture, it could happen today which is imminency.
  • Why Russia Cant Be Americas Ally: What Putin Doesnt Want You to Know About Moscows Persecution o

    05/13/2017 10:53:20 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 79 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | 12 May 17 | George Barros
    Recently within the American conservative and Christian zeitgeists I have noticed a growing positive view of Vladimir Putin and desire for a U.S.-Russia Christian military alliance against Islamic terrorism. As both a conservative Christian American and a policy specialist on Russia and Eastern Europe, this is a perilous line of thinking. The growing trend among conservatives to support Putins Russia is problematic because Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) engage in activities that run directly contrary to U.S. national security objectives, values of Western civilization writ large, and teaching of Christian scripture. Perceptions that Russia is...
  • Dowd: Muslim Persecution In U.S. Bigger Problem Than Christian Persecution by ISIS

    05/12/2017 12:06:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 12, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    nce again, ABC’s Matthew Dowd has proved that even Twitter can’t keep him from saying something so stupid in so few words. Responding to FNC’s Shannon Bream tweet announcing that she was going to be talking to Franklin Graham about the increasing persecution of Christians across the world, Dowd bitterly brought up anti-Muslim “persecution” in the United States as the real issue we should be talking about. ABC’s chief political analyst and a self described “Catholic” bitterly slammed the idea that Christians are persecuted across the world, calling Muslim “persecution” in the United States, a “bigger issue” and “bigger problem.”...
  • Pence: No Group Faces Greater Hostility Or Hatred Than Christians

    05/11/2017 9:38:52 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 11, 2017 | Thomas Phippen
    WASHINGTON Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed the Trump administrations commitment to addressing persecution of Christians around the world and urged Americans to call the targeting of Christians by Islamic terrorists genocide during a speech Thursday. Throughout the world, no people of faith today face greater hostility or hatred than the followers of Christ, Pence said at the World Summit In Defense of Persecuted Christians, organized by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
  • The Things that Matter Most (Part 3): From God's Sovereignty to Our Hearts & Minds (PODCAST)

    05/08/2017 5:26:06 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Archive.org ^ | May 8, 2017 | Rob W. Case
    Picking up where my guest John Beechy and I left off, we begin the conclusion of this discussion talking about Bible prophecy and the authority of God's word as supplemental to His capital on truth. From there, everything rests on the condition of your heart in terms of whether or not you believe Him and what He says, whether or not you want a relationship with Him, and whether or not you desire a change from the impositions that sin has weighed your perception of things. Also, why does all of what we talked about in this series amount to...
  • Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity

    05/02/2017 11:03:21 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/30/17 | Dr. Alex McFarland
    College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated. This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well. In fact, the Pew Research Center documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29. Just over 60 percent of millennials say that Christianity is judgmental, and 64 percent say that anti-gay best describes most churches today. In ministry circles, it has long been reported that of youth...
  • A Huffington Post Humanist Urges the Church to Stop Using the Bible as a Moral Guide

    05/02/2017 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 540 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2017 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when a humanist attacks the Bible. That’s expected. It’s another thing when a humanist attacks a Christian denomination for using the Bible as a moral guide. But that’s exactly what humanist author Clay Farris Naff did on the Huffington Post on April 29th.Naff was upset that the highest court of the Methodist Church struck down the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto, since her only infraction was being married to another woman. How, he wondered, could the church punish her for love?He writes, “To anyone free of ancient prejudices, the injustice of condemning Oliveto is plain. How can...
  • There Will Be No Religious Left

    04/30/2017 4:18:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 4-25-17 | Rod Dreher
    A lot of people don't want to hear it, but it's true: in the future, you will either be a religious conservative, or secular. The religious left will evaporate. Don't take my word for it. Take the word of Daniel Cox, the head of research at PRRI, a firm whose religious views tend towards progressivism. Excerpts: The first and perhaps most significant reason for skepticism is that there are far fewer religious liberals today than there were a generation ago. Nearly four in 10 (38 percent) liberals are religiously unaffiliated today, more than double the percentage of the 1990s, according...
  • Ten reasons millennials are backing away from God and Christianity

    05/01/2017 5:52:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 30, 2017 | Dr. Alex McFarland
    College-aged millennials today are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated. This is true when they are compared to previous generations as well. In fact, the Pew Research Center documents that millennials are the least outwardly religious American generation, where one in four are unaffiliated with any religion, far more than the share of older adults when they were ages 18 to 29. Just over 60 percent of millennials say that Christianity is judgmental, and 64 percent say that anti-gay best describes most churches today. In ministry circles, it has long been reported that of youth...
  • Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules

    04/30/2017 2:27:32 PM PDT · by madison10 · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 4/28/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Electing Lesbian Bishop Violates Church Law, United Methodist High Court Rules The United Methodist Church's highest court has ruled that a regional body violated the denomination's rules when they elected an openly lesbian clergywoman as bishop and she can be removed from her position. In a 63 decision released Friday, the United Methodist Judicial Council decided that the Western Jurisdiction's election of Karen Oliveto to the position of bishop violated church law. "It is not lawful for the college of bishops of any jurisdictional or central conference to consecrate a self-avowed practicing homosexual bishop," read the decision, as reported by...
  • The end of "religious freedom"

    04/24/2017 12:31:03 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 10 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | April 24, 2017 | Vox Day
    It appears that Russia is leading the way towards a much-needed rejection of "religious freedom" in the West: Source from NRO: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/446966/russia-jehovahs-witnesses-ban-continues-putin-religious-persecution Russias crackdown on religious activity took a major step forward this week as the Justice Ministry banned Jehovahs Witnesses. Russia has steadily curtailed rights to evangelize in recent years, but this move signals their commitment to aggressively policing private religious activity. The Russian supreme court ruled that Jehovahs Witnesses amount to an extremist group, and therefore the government is shutting down their headquarters and local chapters, seizing their property, and banning them from meeting. Vladimir Putins campaign...
  • To Understand Jesus Life, Death, and Resurrection, We Must Understand Sin

    04/24/2017 5:19:38 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 10 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 4/23/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most important questions in the history of the universe is Why did Jesus have to die? (After beginning this piece, I discovered that The Christian Post recently published Why Did Jesus Die?) This is especially the case as we are in the throes of what many are referring to as the post-truth era, where Everybody Wants to Rule Their World.... The facts of Jesus birth, life, death, and resurrection all are, of course, central to Christianity. For millennia, each of these events has been celebrated, studied, and sermonized. Most everyonefrom the fervently faithful to the lukewarm to...
  • Prof Who Tweeted Trump Must Hang Takes Paid Leave Of Absence

    04/19/2017 8:29:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 19, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    The professor who tweeted Trump must hang and that two Republicans should be executed for each immigrant deported is taking a paid leave of absence for the rest of the spring semester. Professor Lars Maischak of California State University, Fresno agreed upon the leave of absence with the university
  • On Holy Thursday, the New York Times Blames Christianity For Fake News

    04/15/2017 10:53:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 14 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 04/14/2017 | Erick Erickson
    It was only fitting that the liberal editorialists at the New York Times saw fit on Holy Thursday to blame Christianity for the rise of fake news. In a column by Molly Worthen titled The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society, Worthen relies on former Christian turned Episcopalian Rachel Held Evans to attack Bible believing Christians. "Conservative evangelicals are not the only ones who think that an authority trusted by the other side is probably lying. But they believe that their own authority the inerrant Bible is both supernatural and scientifically sound, and this conviction gives that natural...
  • The Full Promised Land of Israel

    04/14/2017 9:05:15 AM PDT · by johnk · 15 replies
    god-original-land-grant-of-israel-to-abraham by Geoffrey Grider August 17, 2016 The tiny, little fraction of Israel proper that the Jews have at the current moment pales in comparison with how much God says they really have. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever. Genesis 13:15 (KJV) In our day, much is made of the current conflict between Israel and the mythical Palestinians and the seemingly endless battle over who is entitled to how much of the land. People talk about the ownership of the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and the...