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  • Christians in China Fear Persecution Will Get Worse After Authorities Bomb Evangelical Megachurch

    01/15/2018 6:29:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/15/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    An evangelical megachurch was destroyed by Chinese Communist authorities Tuesday in the country's northern Shanxi province, sparking fears among Christians that the persecution they suffer will soon get worse.China Aid said in an update Wednesday that Chinese military police detonated explosives inside Golden Lampstand Church in Linfen, destroying the $2.6 million house of worship, which was owned by the Christians who worshiped there.A demolition crew broke apart the remaining pieces of the church after the explosion with diggers and jackhammers.Lampstand's head Pastor, Yang Rongli, had previously spent seven years in prison on charges of assembling a large crowd to disturb traffic...
  • As Evangelicals Our Ultimate Allegiance Is to the Lord, Not the President

    01/14/2018 5:39:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | January 14, 2018 | Michael Brown
    I don’t know why this is so difficult. When the president does the right thing, we commend him and encourage him. When he does the wrong thing, with full respect for his office, we express our differences. Is this really so hard? That’s what I did with President Obama, for whom I didn’t vote and with whom I had much more occasion to be critical than to be positive. And that’s what I’ve sought to do with President Trump, for whom I did vote and with whom I’ve had a lot to be positive about and a fair deal to...
  • Is ‘Evangelical’ Synonymous With Hypocrite?

    01/12/2018 6:34:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 11, 2018 | Michael Brown
    Last month, Pastor Timothy Keller wrote an important article in the New Yorker asking, “Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and Roy Moore?” And Keller, himself a respected evangelical leader, pulled no punches in answering his question, writing, “‘Evangelical’ used to denote people who claimed the high moral ground; now, in popular usage, the word is nearly synonymous with ‘hypocrite.’ When I used the word to describe myself in the nineteen-seventies, it meant I was not a fundamentalist. If I use the name today, however, it means to hearers that I am.”Is Pastor Keller right in his assessment? Is “evangelical” nearly...
  • How Possible Might it Be for RC's & Prot's, to Dialogue re the Stuff Triggered by Pope?

    01/04/2018 10:53:07 PM PST · by JockoManning · 264 replies
    Our household | 4 JAN 2018 | Jocko Manning
    Assumptions, understandings, impressions: 1. The Pope's results of his personality and goals appear to have created a massive and intense collection of controversial and probably more than a few unBiblical dynamics, assertions, policies, puzzle pieces currently in the RCC and on the wider global stage. 2. People of good Christian Biblical heart, values, intent, goals, feelings exist in the RCC and in Protestant circles. It 'ought' to be possible for them to be mutually supportive, iron-sharpening-iron; yoke-fellows in these dramatic and increasingly trying times. 3. What understandings, perspectives, deeds would the RCC's on FR wish to successfully transmit into the...
  • Good Riddance, Evangelicalism Incorporated

    12/22/2017 9:25:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American ^ | December 22, 2017 | Robert Oscar Roberts
    Trump's base in 2016 was defined not by race or class, but by belief in God. Evangelical Christians and Catholics came together and pushed Trump to the win, in defiance of the media, academia, Hollywood, the professional class, elite Republicans, the Democrat masses, libertarians, and self-professed moralists. Both the pope and many prominent Protestant leaders expressed antagonism toward Trump, so this mass of religious voters defied their church elders as well. This was nothing less than stunning. It was perhaps one of the great revolutions in America's religious history. Rather than a serious study of this event, we have had...
  • 'He Said We Were Good': Why Trump's Message Resonates with Evangelicals

    12/21/2017 9:57:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American ^ | December 21, 2017 | Anne-Christine Hoff
    Despite Donald Trump’s sometimes boorish behavior, his approval ratings remain stubbornly high among evangelicals. According to an analysis of Pew Research surveys conducted in February and April 2017, Trump’s approval ratings are at 75% among evangelical Christians, almost twice as high as among the general populace. While some Democrats might express surprise at evangelicals’ support for a man whose extravagant lifestyle would seem to eliminate him as a conservative hero, a closer look reveals the alignment between Donald Trump’s rhetoric and the Biblical values of evangelicals. Evangelicals are by and large a churchgoing group. According to Pew Research Center, among...
  • Rethinking Donald Trump: The evangelical dilemma

    12/17/2017 11:31:22 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | Stephen Mansfield
    Among some of the religious conservatives who helped place Donald Trump in the presidency, there is a subtle but growing sense of buyer’s remorse. To them, Trump has not been ennobled by the office as they had hoped. He has not allowed his newfound but much touted commitment to faith to lift him above the crass brawler he has been most of his life. For some of these religious conservatives, it is the pettiness that offends most. They had hoped for a healer, rather than the kind of man who would call protesting NFL players “sons of bitches” or who...

    12/12/2017 6:55:41 AM PST · by chiller · 397 replies
    Experienced political Alabama columnist Jeff Flowers reports extremely heavy turnout, early, in rural highly evangelical areas.He seems to have an objective view of the race. Predicts 7% win for Moore. Out of state liberal money poured in...Moore outspent 14/1.
  • Chris Matthews: ‘Crazy’ Evangelicals Don’t Understand Situation in Israel

    12/06/2017 11:45:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 76 replies ^ | 12/6/17 | Paul Crookston
    "Don't think this isn't related to Alabama next week. It is related," Matthews said. "Because it’s the Christian Evangelicals down there with their crazy ideas about Israel which is, I don't know, mythical." "They don't understand the situation over there, how tricky it is ethnically and tribally," he added. "They don't care because it's a religious belief. Trump is playing into that this week; you watch him."
  • Left-Wing Evangelicals: Is It an Oxymoron?

    12/04/2017 8:43:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/04/2017 | By Susan Stamper Brown
    Hypocrite – hip-uh-krit "a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc. that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs."Donald Trump has been president for a year, yet my social media news feed and email inbox still overflow with stupefied left-wing evangelicals who hate Trump (literally) and loathe the conservative Christians that voted for him.So then, where was the outrage from the same better-than-thou Chardonnay-swirling left-wing evangelical crowd when Christians voted for Obama?It's obvious that their condemnation has less to do with evangelicalism or Christianity and more to...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians backing Trump

    11/26/2017 12:41:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    AP ^ | November 26, 2017 | Staff
    The Archbishop of Canterbury says he doesn't understand why so many Christians in the U.S. support President Donald Trump. Justin Welby told ITV's Preston on Sunday program that he "really genuinely" can't comprehend why fundamentalists have provided such a strong base for Trump.
  • Are Evangelical Roy Moore Supporters Hypocrites?

    11/18/2017 2:08:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/18/2017 | Michael Brown
    Over the last 18 months, evangelical Christians have been asked how they could vote for a serial adulterer like Donald Trump while condemning the alleged serial adulterer Bill Clinton as unfit for office. The general response has been: 1) Trump was certainly not our ideal candidate and we do deplore his past; but 2) he seems to have made some changes and is open to our input; and 3) it was either him or Hillary Clinton, and for the sake of the unborn, for the sake of our religious liberties, and for the sake of our security, he got our...
  • Roy Moore Responds to Sexual Abuse Allegation: 'Absolutely False'

    11/14/2017 5:18:52 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-13-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Judge Roy Moore, the Republican Party's candidate for Senate in Alabama, has gone on the attack against the latest woman (Beverly Young Nelson) alleging sexual assaults and her lawyer Gloria Allred. In front of dozens of news cameras, Moore explained: "Thank ya’ll for being here tonight. Thank you to all the people that have came out at this late hour and for being here. I want to address what’s been brought out on television today by Gloria Allred and a client she has about things I allegedly did. I want to make it perfectly clear, the people of Alabama know...
  • Evangelicals, Where Is Your Faith? (On the Senate Candidacy of Judge Roy Moore )

    11/13/2017 9:38:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/12/2017 | David French
    There are some Bible stories that really stick with you. Here’s one that’s challenged me my entire life. Centuries before the birth of Christ, the tiny and vulnerable kingdom of Judah faced an existential threat from the Assyrian empire. The prophet Isaiah’s message to the Judean king, Hezekiah, was clear: Trust God for your salvation. He alone can and will protect his people. The demand for trust was so absolute that Isaiah unequivocally condemned any quest for a military alliance for protection. His words echo through the ages: Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and...
  • Poll: 37 percent of Alabama evangelicals more likely to vote for Moore after allegations

    11/12/2017 2:12:21 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Nearly 40 percent of Alabama evangelicals said in a new poll that they are more likely to vote for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore following allegations of sexual misconduct against him. A JMC analytics poll found that 37 percent of evangelicals surveyed said the allegations make them more likely to vote for the GOP Senate candidate in the upcoming election. Just 28 percent said the allegations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 34 percent said the allegations made no difference in their decision. In all, 29 percent of respondents in the poll said the allegations against Moore...
  • Why Alabamans Are Defending Roy Moore (Media doesn't understand the South)

    11/12/2017 2:50:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 112 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 12, 2017 | Eric Velasco
    After the Washington Post reported Thursday that Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had allegedly tried to initiate sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old county prosecutor, national Republicans quickly distanced themselves. The National Republican Senatorial Committee severed fundraising ties with Moore’s campaign. More than a dozen of Moore’s would-be Republican colleagues so far have questioned whether he is fit to be in the Senate, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Even Alabama’s senior senator, Richard Shelby, called on Moore to step aside from the December 12 special election if the charges are true. President Donald Trump also...
  • Liberal Pastor Accuses Conservative Christians of “Policy Pedophilia”

    11/11/2017 9:23:28 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Do you oppose the liberal agenda on health care, the living wage, voter ID laws, gay rights, and gun control? If so, you are guilty of supporting “non-Christian” policies. That was the view expressed by William Barber on Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today. But Barber, a liberal pastor from North Carolina, took things an ugly step further. Suggesting that they had failed to address poverty, including child poverty, Barber accused conservative Christians of “policy pedophilia.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Evangelicals in Spain Fighting Law Blocking Parents' Rights to Stop Children's Sex Change Operations

    11/01/2017 8:43:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/01/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Evangelicals in Spain are fighting hard against an LGBT bill that is set to be voted on in Congress, and if passed could strip parents of their rights to stop their children from undergoing hormone treatment and sex change surgeries.Evangelical Focus reported on Monday that the Spanish Evangelical Alliance has been holding meetings with a number of political parties since September, expressing their concerns that new LGBT measures will crack down on freedom of speech and the rights of parents.The Spanish Evangelical Alliance has said that as it is written, the bill "accepts, as gender ideology proposes, that gender is a human...
  • GOP faith ambassador quits, complains of priorities of RNC

    10/27/2017 5:02:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2017 6:20 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    The national GOP’s director of evangelical outreach is quitting, and lodging complaints about what he calls the party’s “tone deaf attitude” toward a crucial Republican voting bloc. Chad Connelly, who served as the Republican National Committee’s director of faith engagement for the last four years, announced his resignation in an email circulated to close friends late Thursday. He complained that religious outreach has not been prioritized at the RNC under the leadership structure implemented by President Donald Trump’s White House. “The treatment I received from the new political department has been disrespectful, antagonistic and unacceptable,” Connelly wrote in an email...
  • Ben Sasse Blasts Pastor Robert Jeffress for Interviewing Sean Hannity During Sunday Service

    10/24/2017 10:20:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/23/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Megachurch pastor and Donald Trump's spiritual advisor Robert Jeffress has fired back at Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska after he seemingly accused the pastor of politicizing Sunday worship by inviting conservative, pro-Trump Fox News host Sean Hannity to speak at First Baptist Dallas this Sunday. Sasse posted his disapproval of Hannity being invited to speak at the 12,000-member megachurch during service this Sunday in a series of tweets on Saturday. In the first tweet, the senator asked: "Christians: Are we really this ignorant of the Scriptures?" He cited John 18:36: "Jesus answered, 'My Kingdom is not of this world.'"...