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  • Actually, America is far more Christian than we realize

    01/18/2020 7:21:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2020 | Michael Brown
    One week ago, I met with an old friend who was born in America but who has spent almost all of his life in Italy. He was struck by how openly and boldly the Gospel was proclaimed here in the States, from massive billboards on the roadside to Christian radio and TV.A few days later, I met with a young man from the Faroe Islands, now studying in Denmark, and wanting to do pro-life work in his home country and beyond. He flew to America to meet with pro-life leaders for input and example, since there was virtually no such...
  • Martin Luther King's letter of request to visit the USSR

    01/17/2020 11:03:52 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    King Institute Stanford ^ | Nov 1958 | MLK Jr.
    3) Among some of the more specific lines of inquiry I wish to pursue are those which would illuminate the reasons for the continued existence of religious conviction among millions of Soviet citizens, all of whom have been subjected to varying degrees of oppression and discouragement by powerful agencies of propaganda and anti-religious education. This tenacity to spiritual commitment is worthy of careful study for these precise methods to the control of man's relationship to God may be unique in human experience. 4) As a Baptist I am especially interested to be in contact with the large number of practicing...
  • Jezebel Shows Her Face in Germany

    01/15/2020 7:27:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 15, 2020 | Michael Brown
    If this story is not “Jezebelic,” then nothing is. As reported by the Catholic News Agency, “A radical feminist group has taken credit for an ongoing series of attacks on pro-life advocates in Germany, including the vandalism of two churches and the burning of a pro-life journalist's car.” This is the spirit of Jezebel at work, the spirit of radical feminism, the spirit of anti-Christ, the baby-killing spirit.And it is not a reasonable spirit, one that seeks to change hearts by dialogue and discussion. Instead, it is the spirit of intimidation, the spirit of fear, the spirit that seeks to...
  • China imposes harsh new rules governing religious groups in 2020: Your Loyalty Must Be To the Party First and Foremost

    01/07/2020 7:00:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    China announced it will soon implement harsh new measures requiring all religious personnel to support and implement total submission to the Chinese Communist Party, sparking concern among Chinese Christians. Asia News reports that the new administrative measures will be put in place for Chinese religious groups starting Feb. 1. The measures complete the "Regulations on religious affairs" revised two years ago and implemented on Feb. 1, 2018. The new measures include six chapters and 41 articles dealing with the organization, functions, offices, supervision, projects and economic administration of communities and groups at both a national and local level. Under the...
  • And the Fastest-growing church in the world is in...IRAN?

    01/12/2020 1:14:18 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Fall 2019 | Mark Ellis
    The fastest-growing church in the world has taken root in one of the most unexpected and radicalized nations on earth, according to Sheep Among Wolves, the outstanding two-hour documentary about the revival that has taken place inside Iran. The Iranian awakening is a rapidly reproducing discipleship movement that owns no property or buildings, has no central leadership, and is predominantly led by women. The documentary was produced by Frontier Alliance International (FAI), which supports disciple-making teams targeting the unreached and unengaged within the 10/40 Window. What if I told you Islam is dead? one unidentified Iranian church leader says on...
  • Epidemic of Nightmarish Crib Vandalism Hits Italy

    01/11/2020 3:06:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 11, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Epidemic of ‘Nightmarish’ Crib Vandalism Hits Italy Unprecedented destruction of nativity scenes shocks locals ROME ( - Hundreds of Christmas cribs have been smashed, burned and vandalized across Italy in a binge of violence unparalleled in recent memory.  Statues of the Baby Jesus and the Holy Family have been beheaded, stolen or hanged — in one shocking incident even impaled on an iron pole in a public square.  Baby Jesus vandalized in Piazza Santa Giustina, Affori In the town of Ivrea, near Turin, firefighters were called to extinguish a blaze in the church of San Maurizio on Jan. 4 after a 46-year-old woman with a history of arson set fire to a crib near...
  • The Top three reasons people reject Christianity

    01/08/2020 7:19:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/08/2020 | Robin Schumacher
    In my experience, there are three top stumbling blocks or turn-offs of Christianity that I see surface time after time with both non-Christians and believers who struggle in their faith. Although there are certainly other issues that crop up, here are the ones from least to most problematic that Ive seen over and over again.Unanswered Prayer Near the end of the movie Gods Not Dead, the atheist college professor who has attacked and ridiculed his Christian students faith throughout the film admits that it was his mothers death from an illness and his unanswered prayers for her healing...
  • Liberal Takeover of Methodists Despite Losing Vote

    01/08/2020 2:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | January 8, 2020 | John and Andy Schlafly
    At their annual conference last February, conservative Methodists won the vote to keep the 3rd largest Christian denomination in America traditional on the subjects of marriage and the clergy. They decided that, like the Catholic Church and many other denominations, the United Methodist Church would continue with a one-man, one-woman approach to matrimony, and not have openly LGBTQ clergy. As the largest Christian denomination in the United States other than the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptists, both of which prohibit same-sex marriage, the United Methodist Church has roots going back to the fiery Anglican preacher John Wesley. The American...
  • Jesus & Killing Soleimani

    01/07/2020 6:22:37 PM PST · by lightman · 42 replies
    The Intitute on Religion & Democracy ^ | January 7, A.D. 2020 | Mark Tooley
    Theres a schizophrenic Christian Left denunciation of killing Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, claiming itsmurder and violates the teachings of Jesus. It insists Jesus opposes killing anyone. But then it also tries to mobilize Just War doctrine, which is mainly about when its proper to kill people. The declaration is just latest example of collapse in Christian public policy moral reasoning across the spectrum. Signers include pacifist activist Shane Claiborne, profiled yesterday in The Washington Post, liberal Baptist evangelist Tony Campolo, Rev. William Barber of Moral Mondays, Episcopal writer Diana Butler Bass, Emergent Church thinker Brian McLaren, and Kansas pastor/author Brian...
  • Americas Fate Rests on Its Protection of Religious Freedom

    01/06/2020 12:12:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/06/2020 | Ryan Neuhaus
    Political leadership and mainstream media rhetoric have led many to question the need for religious freedom in America, saying that it is a tool for discrimination and bigotry. The country has strayed far from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787which declared that "religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." In order to determine if religious freedom is an excuse for bigotry or discrimination, one must determine if it permits a man to enjoy individual liberty or is coercive to a certain lifestyle or set...
  • New Administrative Measures for Religious Groups: Total Submission to the Chinese Communist Party ​

    01/03/2020 8:27:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    AsiaNews ^ | 12/31/19 | Wang Zhicheng
    The new measures will be implemented starting from February 1, 2020. Activities, rallies, programs of religious communities must have the approval of the Religious Affairs Office. Religious organizations must "spread the principles and policies of the Chinese Communist Party" by educating "religious staff and religious citizens to support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party".Beijing (AsiaNews) - As of February 1, 2020, new administrative measures will be put in place for Chinese religious groups. According to a communication published by Xinhua, published yesterday, they complete the "Regulations on religious affairs" revised two years ago and implemented on February 1, 2018....
  • The Persian Church

    01/04/2020 12:04:05 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | Francis Sampson
    Among the countries which the present war has brought to the attention of the world is Persia, a land with a historic past, but for centuries rarely heard of. Its very name has been changed to Iran, a name which means much to the historian and the ethnologist, but conveys little to the man in the street. Few persons would connect Persia, or Iran, with Christian history, For centuries Persia has been a Moslem land, though of the "Shiite" sect, rather than "Sunnite " professed by most followers of the Prophet. In earlier ages it was the home of the...
  • Muslim population of England passes the three million mark for the first time as the numbers of Christians continues to decline, figures reveal

    01/03/2020 11:00:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:24 EST, 3 January 2020 | Steve Doughty
    The Muslim population of England has passed the three million mark for the first time, according to estimates prepared by Whitehall. They said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline. The figures were produced by the Office for National Statistics as part of a research project to try for the first time to make regular assessments of the size of different ethnic and religious groups. Until now, religious and ethnic minority populations could be gauged only once a decade using the results of the full-scale ten-yearly national census. According...
  • Ayatollah Khomeini: The greatest Christian missionary in the history of Iran

    01/02/2020 10:23:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2020 | Todd Nettleton
    What if I told you that the greatest Christian missionary in the history of Iran was a devout Muslim? Youd think I was crazy, right? Or, at the very least, a liar. But Ive heard from more than one Iranian Christian over the past 20 years that the greatest missionary in the history of Iran a history that predates Daniel in the Lions Den is the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that ended 2,500 years of Persian monarchy in Iran. How is it, you may ask, that a radical Shiite Muslim would be...
  • You Cannot Be Spontaneously Converted to Christianity by Eating a Candy Cane

    01/02/2020 10:22:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 2, 2020 | Todd Starnes
    The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is enraged because Peterson Air Force Base is selling peppermints and candy canes packed as “Jesus Candy.” The MRFF, a group of anonymous servicemembers who get triggered by the name of Jesus, called on the base exchange to remove the “offensive” candies from its shelves.“Peterson’s selling of for-profit, clearly marked ‘Jesus Candy’ at its base exchange is merely the fundamentalist straw breaking the MRFF clients’ backs,” MRFF founder Mikey Weinstein said in an interview with Crooks and Liars (how ironic).MRFF said they were alerted to the “Christian” contraband by an aggrieved person shopping at the...
  • Trump admin condemns imprisonment of Chinese pastor Wang Yi, calls for his release: 'We are alarmed'

    01/02/2020 10:14:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/02/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    The Trump administration has condemned the imprisonment of Wang Yi, pastor of one of China's best-known unregistered house churches, calling it another example of Beijing's intensification of repression of Chinese Christians and members of other religious groups. Wang, founder of the 5,000-member Early Rain Covenant Church in China's southwestern city of Chengdu, was among dozens of the church's members and leaders detained by police in December 2018, most of whom were subsequently released. On Monday, the pastor was sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of inciting subversion of state power, part of Beijing's crackdown on unregistered religious groups....
  • Mr. Todd Noahs Ark Is Not a Fairy Tale

    01/01/2020 4:26:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies ^ | January 1, 2020 | Gregory Rummo
    Chuck Todd’s Sunday commentary on “Meet the Press” equating Trump supporters to Bible believers willing to embrace “fairy tales” is outrageous, displays an ignorance of the manuscript evidence for the authenticity of the Bible (“more than 25,000 partial and complete manuscript copies of the New Testament”), shows a dearth of understanding for the geological and historical evidence for a worldwide flood, and a lack of respect for and sensitivity to the millions of people – both Jews and Christians – who believe the biblical narrative is a true account of this catastrophe of immense proportions that went on to reshape...
  • China: Children Cannot Become Christians until They Are 18

    12/30/2019 9:51:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 12/30/2019 | Michael Foust
    Chinas recent crackdown on Christianity has led to intensified enforcement of a law already on the books: children and youth cannot convert to the faith until theyre 18. Churches across China are canceling Sunday School classes for children in light of the new clampdown, according to Mission Network News. One of the rules that have always been in their law is that you cannot proselytize or you cannot convert somebody under the age of 18, Erik Burklin of China Partner told Mission Network News. Previously, he said, parents were having their children come to church and many churches started what...
  • High Speed Pursuit: Finding Our Only Comfort in Life and Death

    12/29/2019 12:26:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 29, 2019 | Marvin Olasly
    The Heidelberg Catechism, published in 1563, poses a good question to contemplate as 2019 heads toward history: “What is your only comfort in life and death?” Last month, aboard a ship steaming from Casablanca, Morocco, to Dakar, Senegal, I read two thought-provoking novels featuring West African protagonists who found no comfort. One novel, often called the most important work of fiction in English by an African in the past century, is Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”(1958). Achebe’s father expressed faith in Christ, and Achebe later said, “It was extremely useful that we prayed and read from the Bible and sang hymns night...
  • Freedom? Yeah, Right!

    12/28/2019 3:31:35 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kathryn Lopez
    "This time, with freedom!" Sisters Mary Karen and Mary Gabriel implored. It was a rare day for Sisters of Life from different convents to get to be together at the religious order's motherhouse in the suburbs of New York. There, they gathered around an outdoor Nativity scene with fire for warmth and sang carols and other devotional songs. The funny part of the freedom remark is that these women are freer than just about anyone I have ever met. In one description of the founding of the Sisters of Life, Mother Agnes Mary Donovan said about its founder, Cardinal John...