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  • Christianity’s Growth Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Our Failure To Have And Evangelize Children

    06/15/2021 6:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 15, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    Like just about every other Western Christian body, as well as the United States, the SBC is left to squabble over shrinking slices of a dwindling pie.The New York Times put out a lengthy preview of the Southern Baptist Convention’s top controversies heading into their annual meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. Members of the nation’s largest evangelical denomination are weighing the future of their religious body amid numerous theological controversies.The way the SBC goes will significantly influence Christianity in the United States, which has since the nation’s inception been Protestant-dominated. As the Times notes, “About a third of the...
  • Burger King to Evangelical Christians: We Don't Want Your Business

    06/09/2021 7:41:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/09/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    I had idiosyncratic tastes as a child. For whatever reason, I preferred Burger King fries to McDonald’s fries, and always preferred BK over its more iconic rival. In recent years, I’ve gravitated toward Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A. I haven’t darkened the doorstep of a Burger King in years, and thanks to the company’s newest marketing campaign, I’m likely to avoid BK for the foreseeable future.Last Thursday, Burger King announced that part of every chicken sandwich order will go to support the LGBT activist group Human Rights Campaign (HRC).“The ChKing says LGBTQ+ rights! During [pride] month (even on Sundays) your chicken sandwich...
  • No, this is not the time for evangelicals to reconsider standing with Israel

    06/01/2021 8:19:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/01/2021 | Dr. Michael Brown
    In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Gergory Khalil has called for evangelical Christians to rethink their “reflexive” support of Israel. Not only is Khalil’s call misguided, it also presents a caricatured (and even distorted) picture of evangelical support for Israel, also misrepresenting the history of “Christian Zionism.”As for Khalil’s call being misguided, why should the most recent terrorist attacks against Israel cause evangelicals to support Israel less? Why should a murderous assault on Israeli citizens, including children and women, lessen our sense of solidarity with the Jewish people and Jewish state? And, if this support is ultimately grounded in...
  • Evangelicals and casual sex

    05/06/2021 8:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/06/2021 | John Stonestreet, Roberto Rivera
    Last August, Pew Research announced the findings of a new study with a provocative headline: “Half of Christians say casual sex is sometimes or always acceptable.” As is the case with many studies, a “Christian” for the purposes of this study meant anyone who “identified” as one, without taking into account orthodox belief or degree of commitment. Still, the results are disturbing. In particular, what the study reveals about self-identified evangelicals is especially troubling. According to Pew, less than half of evangelicals surveyed were willing to say that casual sex is never acceptable. Seventeen percent said casual sex was “rarely”...
  • Doh! Has there ever been a political group with a shakier foundation than Evangelicals for Biden?

    04/23/2021 7:19:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/23/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Has there ever been a political group with a shakier foundation than Evangelicals for Biden?This is a real group, and it premises its support for Biden on his character and his Christian faith. Before the election, members justified their backing for this abortion-supporter this way (emphasis in original):Joe Biden is a man like any other, but his character and faith set him apart in times of crisis. That's why Evangelical Christians across the country will be voting for him in November.Joe Biden has suffered, struggled, and been humbled by life. He understands what regular Americans are facing. He has repeatedly...
  • New York Times blames ‘white Evangelicals’ for not getting mRNA Vaccine…

    04/06/2021 9:29:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Stephanie Nana, an evangelical Christian in Edmond, Oklahoma, refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine because it contains “aborted cell tissue.” Nathan French, who leads a nondenominational ministry in Tacoma, Washington, said he received a divine message that God was the ultimate healer and deliverer: “The vaccine is not the savior.” Lauri Armstrong, a Bible-believing nutritionist outside of Dallas, said she did not need the vaccine because God designed the body to heal itself, if given the right nutrients. More than that, she said, “It would be God’s will if I am here or if I am not here.” The deeply...
  • Evangelical Christians are not a radicalized threat: Evangelicals have been a positive force throughout American history, and will continue to be so for the years to come

    03/30/2021 8:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/30/2021 | Bill Connor
    Since the January 6 riot, increasingly strident voices from the political left have stigmatized Evangelicals as a threat to America. A recent article published in Foreign Affairs by Drs. Muhammed Fraser-Rahim and Melissa Graves, is yet the latest of these rising anti-Evangelical denunciations. This article was written by two tenured professors at my Alma Mater, The Citadel, and from the Department of Intelligence and Security Studies. As the conclusions are completely at odds with the cited evidence, this article demands response and refutation. The title provides insight into the bias involved: “The US Needs Deradicalization – for Christian Extremists”, and...
  • Marine Officer Warns Congress Against Classifying Christians in Military as ‘Religious Extremists’

    03/24/2021 2:29:22 PM PDT · by lightman · 30 replies
    epoch times ^ | 24 March A.D., 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    A slide used in a Department of Defense (DOD) training manual identifies Catholics and evangelical Christians as “religious extremists,” along with members of the Ku Klux Klan, al Qaeda and Hamas, according to a Marine Corps officer. “First Liberty also obtained a screenshot of an unclassified slide from a U.S. Army training manual. The slide is entitled ‘Religious Extremism’ and it purports to identify religious extremists,” Michael Berry told the House Armed Services Committee during a hearing Wednesday entitled “Extremism in the Military.” Berry is General Counsel to the First Liberty Institute (FLI), a Plano, Texas-based public interest law firm...
  • Pastor Michael Youssef: 'Woke' culture creeping into evangelical church is 'deadly' for the Gospel of Christ

    03/14/2021 11:07:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/14/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    Egyptian-American Pastor Michael Youssef has issued a strong condemnation of “woke” pastors within evangelical churches, warning that spewing far-left ideology from the pulpit is “deadly as far as the Gospel of Jesus Christ is concerned.” In an interview with The Christian Post, the 72-year-old pastor of the 3,000-member Church of The Apostles in Atlanta, Georgia, recalled how, as an Episcopal priest in the 1980s, he watched with dismay as the mainline Episcopal denomination slowly moved away from biblical principles, eventually voting to approve same-sex marriage in the denomination. But in recent years, Youssef told CP that he’s seen the same...
  • Let’s Not Assume ‘Christian Vaccine Refusal’ Is A ‘Spiritual Problem’

    03/12/2021 5:53:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 12, 2021 | Kylee Zemple
    While David French and those like him are free to adopt every line the CDC manifests, there is room for well-informed and well-meaning Christians to disagree about COVID vaccinations. It’s surprising how unsurprising it is when white evangelical David French takes an opportunity to swing at other white evangelicals, as he did once again over the weekend with an article asking why “so many white Evangelicals [are] reluctant to consider the health of their community.”The article is about vaccines, of course, but it’s mostly about how Christians who are even hesitant to receive one have a “spiritual problem.” Before anyone...
  • Why canceling Dr. Seuss is a threat to all Evangelical Christians

    03/10/2021 7:32:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2021 | Jim Denison
    Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–'91) wrote and illustrated more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. By the time of his death, his books had sold more than 600 million copies and had been translated into more than 20 languages. Geisel was a graduate of Dartmouth with graduate studies at Oxford. His work received two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. For decades, Read Across America Day has celebrated his birthday while encouraging children to read. Like millions of others, I read Dr. Seuss’ books as a child and then read them to...
  • White evangelicals are the least likely faith group in US to get COVID vaccine: Pew Survey

    03/09/2021 6:56:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/09/2021 | Leah MarieAnn Klett
    White evangelicals are the least likely faith group in the United States to get vaccinated for COVID-19, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. Additional data sent to The Christian Post from a Pew survey conducted in February of 10,121 U.S. adults found that 54% of white evangelicals “definitely or probably” plan on getting vaccinated or already have received at least one vaccination shot, the lowest of any religious demographic surveyed. Overall, 64% of black Americans surveyed said they would “definitely or probably” get vaccinated or already have been, along with 77% of Catholics and 71% of...
  • How utterly absurd so-called pro-life evangelicals for Biden feel betrayed, used

    03/09/2021 6:50:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/09/2021 | Dr. Michael Brown
    To be totally candid, it was hard for me to believe the headline was real. “Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden: ‘We feel used and betrayed.’”Seriously? They “feel used and betrayed” because the pro-abortion president they helped put in office did exactly what he said he would do? They “feel used and betrayed” because he carried out his campaign promises? They “feel used and betrayed” because he stayed true to the Democratic Platform?I could understand feeling embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated at their extreme naivety. But “used and betrayed”?Joe Biden made it absolutely clear that he was running as a pro-abortion president....
  • We didn’t memorize the Bible verses about immigrants

    03/05/2021 7:58:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/05/2021 | Matthew Soerens
    As a child attending a private evangelical elementary school and a non-denominational “Bible” church, I memorized hundreds of Bible verses. I was trained to view every issue – science, literature, history, definitely politics – through a biblical worldview.I do not ever recall being told to memorize any Bible verses about immigrants. But with recent developments in immigration reform under the Biden administration, many more refugees will be arriving in America in the coming years. They will need the care and support from local churches. And we will need to teach our children what the Bible has to say about them....
  • Agnostics, Orthodox Jews, Catholics and Evangelicals Agree: The ‘Equality Act’ Passed by Congress is Dangerous to Human Rights

    02/25/2021 8:50:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Stream ^ | 02/25/2021 | Dr. Michael Brown
    The Newsweek article by Natasha Chart and Rabbi Yaakov Menken begins with these words: “It would be hard to accuse an Orthodox Jewish rabbi and an agnostic feminist leader of walking in lockstep.” All the more would this be true if you added Catholics to the mix, then threw in some evangelicals. What cause could bring such disparate people together, all united as one?Religious Rights and Women’s Rights at StakeAs Chart and Menken wrote, “We agree entirely that the Equality Act is a fatally flawed, and even hateful, piece of legislation.” Or, as expressed by the chairmen of five U.S....
  • Evangelical sex scandals and our false holiness: Simply apologizing after the fact that Christian leaders are caught and wishing them well in their future endeavors is not solving the problem

    02/25/2021 7:24:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2021 | Hedieh Mirahmadi
    As a former Muslim, one of the most appealing aspects of Christianity is that God commands monogamy. So it especially pains me seeing the numerous sex scandals pouring out of the evangelical church recently.In an article in The Christian Post, many well-known pastors and leaders have come out strongly against the despicable abuse committed by the late Ravi Zacharias, ranging from rape, spiritual abuse, and unwanted touching of numerous women. They encourage not only repentance of any leaders still engaging in illicit sexual behavior, but they also advocate for accountability of all church leaders who are in a position to...
  • Most black evangelicals say 'people like them' will gain influence under Biden, poll finds

    02/12/2021 7:24:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/12/2021 | Ryan Foley
    A new report from Pew Research Center suggests that even though evangelicals as a whole think they will have less influence in the Biden administration, a majority of black evangelicals predict that they will gain influence as a result of the change of power in Washington. The study, based on the responses of adults from several religious denominations in the United States, was conducted between Jan. 8 and Jan. 12 as part of Pew’s American Trends Panel, which is based on a sample of 5,360 respondents with an error margin of 1.9 percentage points. Respondents were asked if they thought...
  • Scarborough Slams Evangelicals For 'Bizarre' Concern About Abortion

    02/05/2021 12:38:26 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough slammed evangelicals for their focus on abortion. No fewer than four times, Scarborough called evangelicals' concern about abortion "bizarre." Scarborough boasted of having always voted pro-life. But his message to evangelicals was clear: don't make such a big deal about abortion. Come on over to the liberal side. Even if in doing so you will be supporting abortion not just until birth, but in some cases beyond. Take Barack Obama, who opposed the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act back when he was in the Illinois Senate.So who's "bizarre" now? Scarborough's comments were made in the...
  • Taxpayers Are Funding International Abortions and I Blame Never Trump Evangelicals

    01/29/2021 2:40:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | January 29, 2021 | Todd Starnes
    The Biden administration announced that American taxpayers will now fund the killing of unborn babies not just in Mexico – but around the world. “It will be our policy to support women’s and girls’ sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the United States, as well as globally,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci during his remarks at the World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting last week. Pro-life advocacy groups were rightfully disgusted by the president's heinous actions. President Biden’s memo rescinding the so-called “Mexico City policy” on the eve of this year’s March for Life, “is a deeply disturbing move,...
  • Did white evangelical support for Trump drop in the 2020 election?

    01/18/2021 7:07:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/18/2021 | Samuel Smith
    Bill Werts grew up in rural north central Pennsylvania and always identified as an evangelical conservative. He listened to conservative radio talk shows, emulated Christian conservative politicians like Mike Pence and even participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. five times. After supporting staunch conservative Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican primary, the 46-year-old held reservations about voting for President Donald Trump in that year’s general election considering his background, past indiscretions and what he considered to be a “racist” base the thrice-married real estate mogul tried to win over. Bill Werts speaks to how God...