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  • Does Christianity Produce Agnostics?

    01/16/2018 11:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | By Dan Delzell
    While discussing religion with Stephen Colbert on the "Late Show," Ricky Gervais described himself as an "agnostic atheist." Gervais said, "No one knows if there's a God, so technically, everyone's agnostic. We don't know. An agnostic atheist is someone who doesn't know if there's a God or not, as no one does."And from Gervais's point of view, such a statement makes perfect sense. After all, one would expect a self-proclaimed agnostic atheist to assume that even Christians don't know for a fact that God exists, right?In reality, you can know for sure that God is real by entering into a...
  • In his own words – Billy Graham on Martin Luther King, Jr.

    01/12/2018 5:33:17 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 15 replies
    Billy Graham Library ^ | 2015 | Billy Graham
    Civil rights were very much in the forefront in America during the 1960s and early 1970s. As the issue unfolded, I sometimes found myself under fire from both sides, extreme conservatives castigating me for doing too much and extreme liberals blaming me for not doing enough. In reality, both groups tended to stand aloof from our evangelistic Crusades, but those people who actively supported us understood very well our commitment to doing what we could through our evangelism to end the blight of racism. Early on, Dr. King and I spoke about his method of using non-violent demonstrations to bring...
  • One in 12 Christians around the world is persecuted: 3,000 were killed (tr)

    01/11/2018 11:41:27 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
    One in 12 Christians around the world are persecuted for their faith and are the target of violent attacks including rape, a shocking report has found. According to a study by Open Doors USA, an organization that studies Christian persecution, 215 million Christians live in areas with high levels of persecution worldwide. The report also goes on to state that over 3,000 Christians were killed and nearly 800 churches were damaged in the last year. 'The most significant findings were that Christian women are among the most violated in the world, in maybe a way that we haven't seen before,'...
  • Fashionable Bigotry

    01/11/2018 5:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Since my last column on academic hypocrisy several readers have written to express the view that intolerance toward conservative Christians is the only form of intolerance that academics are willing to tolerate. Such a view seems reasonable at first glance. Upon further reflection it misses the mark. Tolerance presupposes a) a moral judgment against something and b) the choice to permit it. Hence, my readers’ views are overly charitable. In order to elaborate, I ask my readers to imagine the following thought experiment:The Dean of Journalism at a large public university refuses to sponsor a speaker as a part of...
  • Yikes! Unearthed Oprah's Anti-Christian Rant Video Goes Viral!

    01/10/2018 3:56:39 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 61 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 01-10-2018 | Tim Brown
    Clearly, Oprah Winfrey has always been known as an anti-Christian, new age sort of person.  However, following her thoughts about a possible 2020 presidential bid and Golden Globe comments that were met with ridicule, an old video has resurfaced in which Oprah is clearly at odds with the Bible and the Lord Jesus Christ, whom America was first found upon. Take a listen to Oprah, the antichrist. https://youtu.be/vMckuY7SnXY Oprah is denying that Jesus is the ONLY God.  She is denying that He is the ONLY way to the Father in Heaven. Now, before you go all revisionist on me, let me...
  • Why Did The Washington Post Tweet A Debunked Hit Piece On the Existence of Jesus?

    01/03/2018 9:11:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/03/2018 | David Marcus
    Controversy erupted over Christmas week when the Washington Post tweeted out an opinion article by Raphael Lataster they had published in 2014. It claims to show that the existence of Jesus as a historical figure is likely no more than a myth. Critics questioned the timing of the tweet as a slap in the face to Christians preparing to celebrate one of their holiest days.Possibly more importantly, many seized on the reaction to the 2014 publication. Historians, including a professor who had taught Lataster in a class about the historical Jesus, demolished the claims. Its ideas were described as...
  • The Christian Case for Border Security

    01/02/2018 6:44:25 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 9 replies
    The Narrow Road ^ | Shane Kastler
    In Old Testament times, building walls around cities was commended as a common sense means of national/ municipal security. Invading armies would rout Israel if they did not build walls and raise armies to protect themselves. One might say, “Why didn't they just trust God?” It goes without saying that God would and often DID protect Israel supernaturally. But that doesn't mean they were exempt from doing the hard work of securing their property. God often uses natural means to fulfill his supernatural purpose on the earth. King David prayed to God, “By Your favor do good to Zion; Build...
  • Top 7 Box Office Christian Films of 2017

    01/02/2018 1:52:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2018 | Jeannie Law
    Faith-based films continue to maintain their momentum at the box office and 2017's list of top-grossing inspirational movies produced by Christians includes films about loss, the journey to faith, and even the first religious animation film in nearly 20 years. Here is a list of the seven highest-grossing Christian films of 2017 in order of top-earnings. 1. "The Shack" grossed $57,386,418 (Lionsgate) "The Shack" is based on The New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. The film was released on 2,888 silver screens on March 3 and as the film's synopsis says, the cinematic journey takes viewers on...
  • 5 Religious Liberty and Right to Life Issues to Watch in 2018

    01/02/2018 1:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2018 | By Brandon Showalter
    From big cases before the Supreme Court centering on free speech and religious liberty claims of a Christian baker to the ongoing investigations into transactions between abortion providers and biotech firms over fetal body parts harvested during abortion procedures, 2018 is already shaping up to be a significant year for religiously observant Americans and the unborn. Here are five legal matters carrying significant implications that are expected to develop even more this year. 1. Decision to Be Handed Down in the Case of Christian Baker Jack Phillips at the Supreme Court In what is considered a landmark religious liberty case...
  • What No One Is Telling You About Iran: Muslims converting to Christianity at an unprecedented pace

    01/02/2018 1:37:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/02/2017 | Michael Brown
    It’s true that CNN and the New York Times, among other liberal outlets, have rightly been called out for their failure to report accurately on the protests in Iran. But there’s something that not even the conservative media is telling you today, an important backstory that might be playing a role in this rising protest movement.As for the leftwing media, Caroline Glick noted in her article in the Jerusalem Post that, “Given the earth shattering potential of the protests it is extraordinary to see the liberal media in the US and Europe struggle to downplay their significance.” And here in...
  • Will Germany convert to Islam?

    01/01/2018 7:01:23 AM PST · by HogsBreath · 75 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 10-12-2017 | Giulio Meotti
    Christians in Germany will become a minority in the next 20 years, according to Die Welt.
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    12/31/2017 7:13:24 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2017
    A soaring number of Muslims, many of them refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, are converting to Christianity, breathing new life into Europe’s once floundering Christian churches. The Muslims are flocking to various Christian denominations, experts said, including becoming Protestants, evangelical or Catholic. As many parts of Europe are becoming more secular and houses of worship are seeing congregants leave in droves, it is Muslim converts who are reviving struggling Christian churches. "European churches have struggled for decades to share the gospel with modern secular Europeans,” Matthew Kaemingk, a professor at the Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle, told Fox News....
  • Christianity is Rapidly Growing in Iran

    12/30/2017 12:07:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    CBN ^ | Aug 2017
    Christianity has been growing at a fast rate in the last couple of decades in Iran, that has caused the Islamic government a lot of concern, according to Mohabat News, an Iranian Christian News Agency. A high profile Islamic seminary official, Ayatollah Alavi Boroujerdi, stated "accurate reports indicate that the youth are becoming Christians in Qom and attending house churches." Another most senior Islamic Shi'ite cleric, Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi has repeatedly expressed his concern over the spread of Christianity among the youth in the country. He and his other colleagues blame foreign influence for the conversion of young Iranians to...
  • How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

    12/27/2017 8:11:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, his evening greeting struck a serious chord: “Did you hear what happened at Divine Child?” Divine Child is our Catholic parish church, located just a mile away.I hadn’t, so he quickly explained that a man had set off explosives in the Adoration Chapel nestled just west of the church. He added that the website for our local news “paper” included a video from the security system.That night after tucking our son into bed, I pulled up the story. More details had developed: The explosives were commercial-grade fireworks. Two women...
  • Orban: We Must Protect the Christian Culture

    12/25/2017 5:29:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    In his Christmas message published in Hungarian daily Magyar Idok, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, referring to mass immigration, stresses that “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” today means that we have to love our neighbours, but we also have to protect our homelands, nations, families, culture, the European civilisation. The Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Christian identity, which determines everything in Europe, from birth to everyday life and to death. “Our culture is the culture of life. Our starting point, the alpha and omega of our philosophy is the value of life, the dignity every person received from...
  • What Would the World Look Like if Christ had Never Been Born?

    12/25/2017 7:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 25, 2017 | Scott S. Powell
    For Christians, Christmas is a unique time of joy associated with the birth of the savior Jesus, whose life, death and resurrection makes possible a personal and intimate relationship with God. Jesus was born a Jew, and his teachings were built on the foundation of the Torah and the Old Testament. And so it is that Christians and Jews have much in common and share a natural mutual affinity. Christians and Jews have both faced persecution throughout history, and hostility is again intensifying. And that persecution comes not just from radical Islamists, but also from secular progressives who now dominate...
  • No Time

    12/25/2017 7:48:42 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 1 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 12/22/17 | Ronda Lane
    “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal.1:10). I don’t know for sure when it started. Maybe I’ve always been ‘that type of friend’… the odd one who is brutally honest when asked a question. For some, it caused an instant dislike of me, understandably. Others have even called me a hypocrite (but believe me, I’m every bit as hard on myself as I am on others, if not more so). Maybe a few have appreciated it, and...
  • Stephen Baldwin Reveals The Crazy Persecution He Faces As A Christian Working In Hollywood

    12/22/2017 5:44:12 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 23 replies
    faithwire.com/ ^ | 12/21/2017 | By Will Maule
    Stephen Baldwin Reveals The Crazy Persecution He Faces As A Christian Working In Hollywood Actor Stephen Baldwin has opened up about the persecution that he faces as a Christian actor working in Hollywood. Baldwin, one of four acting brother’s, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about how unfairly he is treated on account of his religious beliefs. When asked about being “outspoken” on his faith, Balwin replied: “Well, if you Google “Stephen Baldwin,” the fourth thing that comes back is that I’m “the Jesus freak of Hollywood.” He was then pushed as to whether that term “Jesus freak” bothers him. His...
  • Loving God with Our MINDS---a Tribute to the Late R. C. Sproul

    12/21/2017 6:20:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    The greatest command, said Jesus, is that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Sometimes missing today among many professing Christians is the emphasis on the mind.A great evangelical theologian died December 14, 2017, R. C. Sproul (rhymes with role), the founder of Ligonier Ministries. And I think he exemplifies the notion of loving God with our mind, as well as our other faculties. Even his radio program was called “Renewing Your Mind with R. C. Sproul.”Sometimes one gets the impression that the more religious you are, the less likely you are to be educated. But...
  • Stephen Baldwin Thinks Alec Will Vote for Trump After He Gets a Big Tax Cut

    12/20/2017 5:44:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 19, 2017 | Paul Bond
    "'The Boss Baby' sequel money is going to go a long way because of Trump," the Baldwin brother says. Stephen Baldwin is a rare Donald Trump supporter in Hollywood, so he knows how polarizing a figure the president can be. Hence, the actor was an obvious choice for a new TV show where he travels across the U.S. talking to Americans about the state of the union nearly a year into the presidency of a former reality TV star. The show, Great American Pilgrimage … The GAP, is one of the more popular ones on RT, a Kremlin-backed network...