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  • Swedish Christian Kids Banned From Saying Grace At Mealtimes, Can No Longer Say ‘Amen’

    06/27/2017 3:00:37 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | Lukas Mikelionis
    A Christian preschool in Sweden has banned children from saying grace at mealtimes, talking about the Bible, or saying “Amen”. The decision to forbid children at the school in Umea to engage in religious practices was reached after a school inspection. The municipality’s supervisors in charge of education noted that the Christian activities violate Sweden’s educational policies, Swedish National Broadcaster STV reported. Sweden’s Education Act prohibits schools from having confessional elements during school time and says children should be able to opt-out of religious practices. Inspectors believed the preschool, run by the Salvation Army, didn’t give children a choice as...
  • Muslim converts breathe new life into Europe’s struggling Christian churches

    06/20/2017 10:47:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/21/2017
    Christianity is making a comeback in Europe – and it’s mostly thanks to Muslims, say experts in Islam and faith leaders. 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...
  • UK Has Far More Young Christians Than Thought; Church Attendance Growing Among Teenagers

    06/19/2017 10:44:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/19/2017 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR ,
    A new research shows that far more young people in Britain are Christian than previously thought, and that thousands of them are converting after visiting a church building.(PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/HANS MUSIL)The Canterbury Cathedral is the seat of the Cathedral of the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England and religious leader of the Church of England.More than 20 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 18 describe themselves as active followers of Jesus, and 13 percent say they are practicing Christians who attend church, according to a study commissioned by Christian youth organization Hope Revolution Partnership...
  • Pro-Choice Actress: Christianity and Abortion Go Together

    06/16/2017 6:23:39 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 16, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    Actress Amy Brenneman thinks the right has committed an injustice. They’ve paired pro-life with the term Christian. In a video done for the Lives of Women series, the star of “The Leftovers”, while being filmed in a church, started her PSA by saying, “I absolutely think the term ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’” She then proceeded to say that while she has been extremely open about having an abortion when she was 21, it was time to re-state that, because of the rise of social media. Brenneman also expressed her anger with the...
  • British LibDem Party Leader Steps Down: 'It's Impossible to Stay Faithful to Christ'

    06/15/2017 7:14:53 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-15-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    In a shocking move, the leader of Britain's Europhile and socially liberal party, the LibDems, have announced he'll step down. The reason? 'Christian Tim Farron stepped down amid speculation Lib Dem heavyweight Sir Vince Cable will lead the party. 'Mr Farron said it has felt "impossible" to be Lib Dem leader "living as a faithful Christian" and said he wants "to remain faithful to Christ". 'His resignation will trigger a leadership election next month when Parliament breaks for the summer recess.' Farron was criticized during the election campaign in Britain because he appeared to believe that practicing homosexuality was a...
  • Why the Odds Favor Islam (Nails it! Excellent points)

    06/12/2017 3:55:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 108 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 12, 2017 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    On May 22, an Islamic suicide bomber detonated himself outside a pop concert in Manchester, England, killing and wounding dozens, many of them young children.The terrorist was a 22-year-old named Salman Abedi. A few days after the attack, I was reading an article about the mosque he attended—the Didsbury Mosque. “That’s funny,” I thought looking at the accompanying photo, “that doesn’t look like a mosque, it looks like a church.”Sure enough, as I discovered, the Didsbury Mosque was once the Albert Park Methodist Chapel. It had been bought by the local Syrian Muslim community and transformed into a Muslim...
  • The Bible Doesn't Condemn Polygamy, Pat Robertson Says

    06/09/2017 9:25:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | June 9, 2017 | Leonardo Blair
    Popular televangelist Pat Robertson, who serves as chancellor of Regent University and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said he doesn't know of anything in the Bible that condemns polygamy — the practice of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. "I'm not sure I know anything in the Bible that indicates polygamy, as such, is against the Bible. But we don't do it and there are a lot of laws based on the New Testament [that] don't permit it, and that's where we are," Robertson said in a clip from "The 700 Club" series...
  • Guns Don’t Kill People, Liberalism and Radical Islam Do

    06/08/2017 8:35:42 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 8 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 6/8/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    After the recent attack on Manchester by Islamic terrorists, British author and journalist Douglas Murray provided a simple two-word suggestion for what help prevent future such violence in Great Britain: “less Islam.” To bolster his point, Murray pointed out that, “countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have very little Islam and very little Islamic terror. By contrast, France has a great amount of Islam and a great amount of Islamic terror.” Of course, Islamic apologists “promptly went bananas” (Murray’s words). As we have seen for years now, and as recent events again demonstrate, “Islamic apologists” include not only...
  • Pew report: Islam to overtake Christianity as world’s No. 1 religion by 2050

    06/06/2017 9:34:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 05/30/2017
    Islam will be the world’s No. 1 religion, surpassing Christianity by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center study. Pew projects that the Muslim population will grow by 70 percent worldwide between 2015 and 2060, compared with an overall population growth of 32 percent. That far exceeds the projected growth of the second- and third-fastest growing religions, Christianity and Hinduism, the study said. The study also said that the Muslim population in the United States will double by 2050. The Pew study was released last week, the same week that saw the terrorist bombing in Manchester,...
  • Deceptive Anti-Biblical Messages of "Extraterrestrial Aliens" As Reported By Abductees & Contactees

    06/05/2017 3:47:51 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 54 replies
    The Alien Resistance ^ | 2014 | Alien Resistance
    So far you’ve seen the opinions of both a few Christian and a few non-Christian researchers, and you can take or leave their opinions as you will. But now we’re going to look at the actual messages of these “alien” entities, from what contactees and abductees themselves say the aliens are telling them, and let’s see what you think. I want to preface by saying that there have been historical changes in the aliens’ points of origin. In the 1950s, the entities typically told the contactees of the day that they were from Mars and Venus. But we’ve since sent...
  • Death Struggle: Christianity vs. the Koran

    06/05/2017 6:22:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 8 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | June 5th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    While I don’t recall the first time I saw a hijab-clad woman, I know it was years after the Muslim surprise attack on September 11th, 2001. Similarly, I admit to viewing my first mosque, a shiny new one, just a few months ago. Why, only recently, and over a decade after 911, is Islam ascendant in America? The spark for this squib is Daniel Boorstin’s 1992 book, The Creators. In Chapter Eight he explores “The Uncreated Koran,” which sheds light on why Islam cannot coexist with American free government. For the moment, put aside the ongoing Ramadan Bombathon (Fifty-five worldwide...
  • The Most Absurd, Needless Cultural Suicide in History

    06/04/2017 4:06:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 4, 2017 | Susan D. Harris
    With a family member seriously ill and confined to different hospitals recently, I’ve sought out hospital chapels to be alone and say prayers. Or I should say I sought out the areas formerly known as “chapels.” Now they are known as Interfaith Centers or Spiritual Care Areas or Meditation Rooms. There is no Christian cross hanging in any of them lest someone be offended. There are, however, Muslim prayer rugs and signs pointing toward Mecca. In some of these spiritual areas you can write down a prayer for your loved one and put it in a prayer wheel: a cylindrical...
  • Inherit the Windfall

    06/02/2017 5:37:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Bryan College is rapidly becoming Christian in name only. In fact, it is arguably the most corrupt institution of higher learning in America. Because the financial corruption of the administration has now reached unprecedented proportions, I must take a break from addressing the moral rot on our nation’s secular campuses to address the situation. To do otherwise would be an act of complicity in the spineless hypocrisy that has transformed Bryan into a ghastly caricature of its former self. The present crisis dates back to 2009 when one of the founders of the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) was...
  • 10 Guidelines for Christian Living by Billy Graham

    06/01/2017 8:35:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 15 replies
    The Billy Graham Library ^ | JANUARY 10, 2014 | Billy Graham
    Whether we are playing a game, driving a car, or baking a cake, there are certain rules that must be followed for our safety as well as our success. The Bible teaches that the Christian life is one of constant growth. When you were born again, you were born into God’s family. It is God’s purpose that you will grow into fill stature and become mature in Christ. It would be against the law of God and nature if you were to remain a baby and thus become a spiritual dwarf. In 2 Peter 3:18, the Bible says that we...
  • North Korean Defector: Despite Horrific Persecution, Christianity Is Growing

    05/28/2017 7:18:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/17 | Matt Hadro
    Kim Chung-seong, a Christian missionary, spoke at the first annual World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians in Washington, D.C.WASHINGTON — Although the North Korean government is doing everything it can to suppress Christianity, the faith continues to spread, said a defector and missionary who called for prayers and action to increase religious freedom in the country. “It is my prayer that all the international Christian communities will pray for those North Korean Christians to really help and engage them to spread the Gospel, not only through the works of the underground Church network, but also through the government and...
  • Look Where Christianity is on Fire!

    05/28/2017 3:47:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 05/28/2017 | LEO HOHMANN
    A new study reflects a historic population shift that has been years in the making and indicates that Christianity’s future lies less in America or Europe and more in sub-Saharan Africa. By 2060, a plurality of the world’s Christians – more than 40 percent – will call sub-Saharan Africa home, up from 26 percent in 2015, according to the new analysis of demographic data by Pew. At the same time, the share of Christians living in many other regions – notably Europe – is projected to further decline, even as the Muslim population there continues to rise. “This shift in...
  • In US, 76% Still Believe God Had Hand in Creating or Guiding Man [Gallup]

    05/28/2017 7:53:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael Morris
    A recent Gallup poll shows that 76 percent (76%) of U.S. adults believe that God had a hand in creating man in his present form or guiding man as he developed. According to Gallup, “[t]he percentage of U.S. adults who believe that God created humans in their present form at some time within the last 10,000 years or so — the strict creationist view — has reached a new low. Thirty-eight percent of U.S. adults now accept creationism, while 57% believe in some form of evolution.” […] Today, of the U.S. adult respondents, 76 percent said they believe God had...
  • 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...