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  • Is America ‘On The Precipice Of Christian Invisibility’?

    02/19/2024 10:31:58 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 2/18/24 | David Fiorazo
    Americans are rejecting God and following their hearts to destruction and emptiness. A sobering conclusion to a brand-new study is that it appears America “is on the precipice of Christian invisibility.” The new study from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University reveals the five core beliefs rejected by 8- to-12-year-olds are: the Bible, absolute truth, means to salvation, the purpose of life, and success. Director of Research, Dr. George Barna, states “children are following in the unfortunate spiritual footsteps of the generations that have preceded them,” and this trajectory leads to the total abandonment of biblical Christianity in...
  • Muslim Woman Finds Jesus Through Internet Course

    02/09/2024 12:07:02 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies ^ | 10 January 2024 | Kali Zakariasen
    Raised as a Muslim in Iran—one of the most dangerous places to be a Christian—Dilara* is well-acquainted with the harsh reality of persecution. She has spent the past eight years in Lebanon, where some Christian friends in this largely Muslim country invited her to church. Dilara took them up on their offer... she discovered free, online discipleship courses through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus. Eager to continue exploring Christianity, she decided to enroll and was paired with a trained online discipleship volunteer to lead her through it. As she poured through the course material,...
  • The Gospel according to Taylor Swift

    02/06/2024 6:46:13 PM PST · by Drew68 · 21 replies
    Premier Christianity ^ | 01/31/2024 | Martin Saunders
    Taylor Swift isn’t the light of the world. And she won’t fill our culture’s God-shaped hole. But the biggest pop star on the planet does identify as a ChristianIn December 2023, a clip of preacher Dr Tony Wood went somewhat viral. The pastor of Mission Bible Church in Costa Mesa, California regularly posts clips from his sermons on Instagram, but the reason for the wider-than-normal distribution of this particular message was that it made a target of a beloved cultural icon. The world outside the pastor’s window had become obsessed with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, and he was not impressed. “When...
  • Alarming Surge in Persecution: Nearly 14 Christians Martyred Daily in 2023, Reveals World Watch List

    01/20/2024 5:18:34 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    Rair Foundation ^ | 1/19/24 | Amy Mek
    In 2023, nearly 14 Christians were killed each day, totaling 4,998 for the year, as a result of persecution for their faith, according to the 2024 World Watch List by Open Doors. The 2024 World Watch List, released by Open Doors, presents a grim picture of the state of Christian persecution worldwide. An alarming fact stands out in this annual report: one in seven Christians across the globe faces persecution and discrimination for their faith. This year, the number of persecuted Christians has surged to a staggering five million, indicating a crisis that demands immediate global attention and action. Rise...
  • John MacArthur: The Holiness of God and His People (my title: "It's too late, We're toast")

    01/10/2024 5:26:07 PM PST · by chickenlips · 4 replies
    Ligonier Ministries ^ | March 2021 | John MacArthur Jr
    Isaiah 6 gives us a grand vision of the holiness of God and reminds us that He is “holy, holy, holy.” When the prophet Isaiah saw this grand vision, he cried out because he was a man of “unclean lips.” Because of Isaiah’s sinfulness, a seraphim promptly flew to him, touched his lips with a coal, and pronounced him clean. Like Isaiah, we need cleansing to dwell with God in His supreme holiness. In this session, Dr. John MacArthur considers God’s holiness and why it matters both now and forever, explaining that God is holy and that He has made...
  • Newly Unearthed Pagan Temple May Offer Fresh Insight into Roman Empire’s Transition to Christianity

    01/09/2024 7:19:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ARTnews ^ | January 8, 2024 | Francesca Aton
    The ruins of an ancient Roman pagan temple have been uncovered by a team of archaeologists in Spello, a hilltop town in northern Italy. At the site, which is located near a religious sanctuary, researchers identified three walls that are part of a massive structure with four-foot wide foundations. These foundations suggest evidence of a Roman temple dating to the 330s, during reign of Constantine (306–337 CE), the first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity. These finds further illuminate the transition from pagan to Christian worship within the Roman Empire. The results of excavations conducted this summer were presented by...
  • Judge Dismisses Muslim Couple’s Lawsuit Against School Where Daughter Converted to Christianity

    01/09/2024 1:33:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Chruch Leaders ^ | January 5, 2024 | Bob Smietana
    (RNS) — A federal judge in Illinois ruled that a state school district is not responsible for the actions of a teacher who allegedly proselytized students in a public school classroom, leading a Muslim student to convert to Christianity. Judge Iain D. Johnston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled that officials of Community Unit School District 300 were not responsible for the teacher’s actions, as he was disciplined and later resigned after being confronted by those public school officials. The ruling is the latest twist in a long-running legal dispute over religion...
  • Acceptable Hate: Assaults on Christianity Go Overlooked | Opinion

    01/04/2024 8:35:53 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/3/23 | Shawn Carney
    The alarming escalation of animosity toward Christians in America can no longer be ignored. The pro-abortion, anti-family radical Left has sought tirelessly to undermine the nuclear family, religion, and traditional values for years. And it's working. A recent Wall Street Journal poll found that just 39 percent of Americans say their religious faith is very important to them, down from 62 percent a quarter of a century ago. As radical leftists advance their secular agenda, intolerance for those who hold true to Christian values has become increasingly palpable. The recent shooting at a private Christian academy in Nashville by Audrey...
  • Heading into 2024, here are six biblical truths Evangelicals need to embrace when it comes to Israel and the Arab/Muslim world

    01/01/2024 6:16:43 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    All Israel ^ | 12/31/23 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – What a tragic and painful year 2023 turned out to be for Israelis, Palestinians and much of the Middle East. Many of us hoped Israel and Saudi Arabia would forge an historic and transformative peace and normalization treaty. Instead, the forces of Iranian-backed evil were unleashed. More Jews were murdered on Oct. 7 than at any other time in the modern era since the Holocaust. And so many Palestinians have died in the ensuing war, as well. I wish I could tell you that 2024 will be better. But few in our neighborhood believe that. I have...
  • A legacy of faithfulness, a love of family: Don Wildmon

    12/31/2023 4:26:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    American Family News ^ | December 28, 2023 | Steve Jordahl
    Rev. Don Wildmon, founder of American Family Association, has passed away. One of the pioneers of the pro-family movement, "Brother Don" – as his staff called him – left a legacy of tenacious righteousness. Don Wildmon was born in 1938 and as a young man was a United Methodist minister for 13 years. In 1977, troubled by the profanity and indecency he saw on television, started American Family Association in his kitchen in Tupelo, Mississippi. In 1991, he started American Family Radio (AFR), which now has between one and a half and two million listeners. Most men would be proud...
  • 73% Of US Christians Say The Bible Doesn’t Influence Their Views On Israel: Poll

    12/31/2023 11:12:40 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 67 replies
    Harbingers Daily ^ | 12/30/23 | Staff
    Only about a quarter of American Christians say the Bible influences their views on Israel as the Israel-Hamas war continues after the Oct. 7 attack on civilians in southern Israel killed over 1,200 and prompted an Israeli military offensive in Gaza. Lifeway Research, in collaboration with The Philos Project, conducted a survey asking 1,252 American Christians for their views on the Israel-Hamas war. The poll, conducted between Nov. 14 and 21 and released Dec. 14, has a margin of error of +/-2.9 percentage points. Respondents were asked about what has “influenced” their views about Israel and were given a list...
  • The Cross and the Machine

    12/28/2023 4:03:18 PM PST · by Twotone · 2 replies ^ | December 25, 2023 | Paul Kingsnorth
    We must have been fifteen or sixteen when we discovered the church visitor’s book. It was an old church, maybe medieval, and I would pass it with my school friends on our way to the town center. I’m not sure what possessed us to go in; it might have been my idea. I’ve always loved old churches. For a long time, I would tell myself that I liked the sense of history or the architecture, which was true as far as it went. Like the narrator in Philip Larkin’s poem “Church Going,” I would venture into any church I found,...
  • The Religion of Peace Warns: 'Saying Merry Christmas' is Worse Than Murder'

    12/26/2023 2:03:38 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Rair Foundation ^ | 12/25/23 | Amy Mek
    I want to take this occasion to wish the merriest of Christmases to these “peaceful” Islamic scholars…
  • Outrage over far-left AOC's Christmas post that likens Jesus to Palestinians and Israel as occupying force as she wishes for 'peace on earth'

    12/25/2023 1:39:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/25/23 | Isabelle Stanley
    Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been slammed for her Christmas post that called Israel a violent occupying force and likened Jesus to the Palestinians. Posting on Instagram on Christmas Eve, AOC shared a photo of a child lying on a pile of rubble surrounded by wooden nativity scene icons. Accompanying the photo, the New Yorker wrote: 'In the story of Christmas, Christ was born in modern-day Palestine under the threat of a government engaged in a massacre of innocents.' She went on to compare Jesus being hunted by King Herod to the 'right-wing forces' currently 'violently occupying Bethlehem.' Her post...
  • The Bethlehem Shepherds’ Message Of Hope For America This Christmas

    12/25/2023 8:34:16 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    AMAC Newsline ^ | 23 Dec, 2023 | Ben Solis
    It is an unfortunate truth this Christmas that, according to public polling, more Americans than ever before, and in particular young people, feel lonely, spiritually lost, and searching for meaning in a chaotic world. But the story of Christ’s birth and the angel of the Lord’s appearance to a group of shepherds is a reminder of where authentic hope and direction can always be found. We don’t know much about the shepherds who occupy a central place in the Bible’s account of the birth of Jesus. The Book of Luke tells us that they were the first who heard the...
  • Jesus’ Birth and Christian Nationalism

    12/25/2023 5:56:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Dec, 2023 | Ben Voth
    The recent three queens of America’s finest universities testifying to their ethical flexibility about rhetorical calls for “genocide of the Jews” are a crystal-clear reminder of how dangerous false knowledge is and how it grounds the deadly genocides of any age we care to look at. One of the many pathological critiques offered by our corrupt intellectual culture is an urgent warning about impending Christian Nationalism. This is the latest expression of a decades-long tradition that demonizes Republicans as coming to implement The Handmaid’s Tale and a fierce violation of a treasured canard of secularism: the separation of church and...
  • Being Christian Is Becoming Illegal in the UK

    12/18/2023 9:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/18/2023 | David Strom
    Several stories have been published about people getting arrested for publicly praying in the UK. Actually, that’s not quite right because some forms of prayer are more equal than others. If you are a Muslim, you are perfectly fine praying, or for that matter, calling for the murder of Jews and the elimination of Israel as a state. So, more appropriately, I should say that praying as a Christian is becoming illegal in Great Britain. Praying for the spread of Sharia law is just fine and dandy.But according to @metpoliceuk, this is just fine.— Annette Jals (@AMJalsevac) December 18,...
  • Muslim family is arrested after slashing teenage son for converting to Christianity: Cops found the boy 'trembling and wide eyed' after mom, dad and brother punched him and spat in his face

    12/16/2023 8:59:13 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 76 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 12/14/23 | Sophie Mann
    A Muslim family was arrested in Nashville after a juvenile victim told law enforcement authorities that his parents and brother physically attacked him for converting to Christianity. The minor was punched in the face and spat at by his father Nick Kadum, 57, mother Rawaa Khawaji, 46, and brother John Kadum, 29, according to the warrant. The boy had also been 'cut haphazardly' with lumps on his face. The mother, Khawaji, has also been accused of cutting one of the boy's hands with a knife.
  • Nashville: Muslim Family Beats and Spits on Son for Converting to Christianity

    12/13/2023 8:58:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/13/2023 | Robert Spencer
    There were people who warned that this kind of thing would start happening in America. They were vilified, marginalized, and deplatformed as “Islamophobes.” But like so many who were dismissed in recent years as “hatemongers” and “conspiracy theorists,” they were right all along. Nashville’s WZTV reported that a Muslim family was arrested Tuesday on assault charges. Nick Kadum, his wife Rawaa Khawaji, and their son John Kadum are all accused of participating in the beating and abuse of another son for the crime of converting to Christianity.The young man, unnamed in media reports, was discovered when Nashville police “responded to...
  • Rapid Cross Denominational Apostasy: Christianity and Functional Liberalism (or How Evangelicalism Denies the Faith)

    12/03/2023 1:35:51 AM PST · by spirited irish · 13 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 11/23 | Bryan Laughlin, Doug Ponder
    What are we to make of this rapid, cross-denominational apostasy?2 The fact of this phenomenon is a clear example of culture reporter Megan Basham’s recent warning: “You may have wanted to avoid this subject, but you cannot avoid it any longer. [LGBT ideology] is coming to your church, no matter how solid you think it is.”3 Those who cannot see this are woefully ignorant of the times. Yet the cause of this phenomenon is anything but recent. Indeed, the “journey” that leads to this dead end (let the reader understand) is so well worn that one can see it from...