Saturday, 14 October 2017

President Trump: Our ‘religious heritage’ will be ‘cherished, protected, and defended’

President Trump said Friday morning that his administration is “stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values” in a rousing speech at the Values Voter Summit.

In his first major speech to a socially conservative conference since his election, Trump addressed parental rights, religious liberty, the right to life, and the importance of God over government.

“This morning, I am honored and thrilled to return” as the first sitting president, he said. Trump joked that he didn’t even need to ask attendees to vote for him, but he was still there.

“Religious liberty is enshrined in the very First Amendment in the Bill of Rights,” he said. We “very, very beautifully” pledge allegiance to “one nation under God."

Pope Francis, Lebanese prime minister discuss Middle East



Pope Francis and the prime minister of Lebanon, Saad Rafic Hariri, discussed Friday the current situation in the Middle East and Lebanon, which has received a large number of refugees from Syria.

According to an Oct. 13 statement from the Vatican, the meeting took place “in an atmosphere of great cordiality,” which enabled a productive discussion of various issues in Lebanon and the Middle East.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Prophetic Meaning Behind the Full Moon of Tabernacles


The Jewish Feast of Tabernacles began at sundown on Wednesday, Oct. 4, but the best celestial views come at dawn on tabernacles morning.

Two years ago, the fourth blood moon of the 2014-2015 Tetrad occurred on Sept. 27, 2015. Some had seen the blood moons as harbingers of disaster, but the Scriptures speak of blood moons as a sign of the outpouring of the Spirit and salvation (Acts 2:17-21). The blood moon is also a sign of overcoming evil, as the moon, symbolic of believers (Ps. 89:37) is covered by the blood (Rev. 12:11). The fact that the tabernacles blood moon of 2015 occurred in the constellation Pisces (the fish), the sign of the church, reminds us that tabernacles is about the ingathering of the church to spend eternity with God. See our book, The Mystery of the Blood Moons, available on Amazon, for more information.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Robert Grosseteste: The medieval bishop who (nearly) invented the Big Bang Theory

Robert Grosseteste (1175-1253) is remembered today by the Church of England. As Bishop of Lincoln he was a fiery reformer. He stood up for the privileges of the Church against the state, like the martyred Thomas Becket, but he was also dedicated to the spiritual care of his flock. He stood against the practice of settling Church incomes on state officials, because he believed the money should go to supporting priests who would care for their parishes instead.

Grosseteste's Tomb and Chapel in Lincoln Cathedral

But it's as a scientist and philosopher that Grosseteste is remembered today. He lived at the time the works of the Greek philosopher Aristotle were becoming known in the Christian West. Aristotle's work had a huge effect on the Western Church as theologians were forced to grapple with new ideas, and Grosseteste learned from and wrote about Aristotle's scientific theories.

Feedback Is Food That Strengthens


The famed management consultant Peter Drucker wrote in Drucker on Asia that the most important thing we can know about ourselves is our personal strengths.

Drucker believed that the Jesuits, a Catholic order founded by St. Ignatius Loyola, and the Calvinists, a Protestant Reform movement founded by John Calvin—both started in the mid-16th century—developed a very valuable technique called "feedback analysis" to help their priests and ministers find their strengths and grow into what they were called to be. Drucker wrote:

Friday, 6 October 2017

'Christ Coin': new Christian digital currency launches - with rewards for the faithful

A 'groundbreaking' new initiative has seen the launch of the world's first Christian cryptocurrency. 'Christ Coin', from the mission company Life Change, seeks to unite the church with its own currency, akin to Bitcoin, that offers financial rewards for the faithful.


A Cryptocurrency is a digital token-based currency that operates independently of a bank or government control. It offers a new way for parties to transfer funds, using encryption techniques to guarantee security.

Microsoft rep calls Catholic Church a key ally in protecting kids online


The head of Microsoft's office for online safety has said the Catholic Church is a key ally in the ongoing effort to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online.

When asked why a major tech company would partner with the Catholic Church on such an important issue, Jacqueline Beauchere, Chief Online Safety Officer for Microsoft Inc., had a simple response: “why not?”

Monday, 2 October 2017

UK Schools Removing BC, AD Dating to Avoid Offending Non-Christians


Critics have blasted the "capitulation to political correctness" after it was revealed that some schools in the U.K. are removing historical dating terms like B.C., which stands for Before Christ, and A.D., so that they do not risk offending non-Christian students.

Both Muslim and Jewish community representatives have said that they are not offended by the terms being used in religious education classes, however.

The Mail on Sunday reported on the syllabus for schools in East Sussex, which now reads: "BCE and CE are now used in order to show sensitivity to those who are not Christians."

Saturday, 30 September 2017

New Ager-Turned-Christian Steven Bancarz Exposes Connection Between Psychedelic Drugs and Witchcraft

A former New Ager who became a born again believer in Jesus is explaining the link between the use of psychoactive substances and the occult.

In a video released on his YouTube channel Sunday, Steven Bancarz, who shared his remarkable testimony with The Christian Post last year, unpacked the spiritual darkness tied to the use of psychedelic drugs.

"Psychedelic drugs are a class of substances that interact with the seratonin receptors in the brain, causing an alternation in perception and sometimes resulting in visionary or hallucinatory experiences," he explained, the most common of which are LSD, DMT, mescaline, and Psilocybin mushrooms.

Pentecostal Preacher's Daughter Sues Restaurant for Rescinding Job Offer Because She Asked to Wear Skirt


A Pentecostal preacher's daughter has filed a lawsuit against Mississippi restaurant chain Georgia Blue for rescinding a job offer after she asked to wear a skirt instead of jeans due to her religion.

As a part of their modesty guidelines, some Pentecostal denominations, like the United Pentecostal Church, advise women not to wear pants. And Kaetoya Watkins, a Christian minister whose parents Sam and Carla Watkins lead the Archangel Healing Temple Church in Natchez, Mississippi, follows that modesty tradition.

Trip Lee: Stop Idolizing 'Cool Christianity' Over Reverence

Rapper-turned-pastor Trip Lee has a problem with today's focus on being a "cool" Christian. As Lee points out, "If we've been called to be aliens and strangers in the world, cool cannot be our ultimate gauge." He explains a more biblical approach in this short teaching.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Free lunches and Fresher's Week: How UK Christian Unions are stepping out to share Jesus


October is nearly upon us, and while some hearts might be downcast as the reality of autumn-soon-to-be-winter sets in, for one demographic the air is fraught with optimistic possibility.

It's 'Fresher's Week' for those embarking upon university for the first time: beginning their adult lives and heading on a new voyage of education, self-discovery or perhaps not doing much at all. Whatever university may have in store, in Britain there's often one constant – the Christian Union (CU). Fresher's Week offers a slew of opportunities, one of them being a chance to hear – for many, for the first time – what Christianity is all about.

Trump administration drops refugee cap to 45,000


The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it plans to resettle a maximum of 45,000 refugees in 2018, fewer than in 2017 and far fewer than the U.S. accepted in 2016.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had proposed earlier this month that 75,000 refugees – which was still a reduction of over 25 percent from the previous administration – be the goal for refugee admission next year.

“We implore the administration to show mercy and compassion for those seeking refuge, and to advance the American value of freedom through providing safe harbor to those fleeing tyranny and religious persecution,” the bishops’ executive committee stated Sept. 12.

Following reports that the administration was planning to reduce the refugee intake even more in the 2018 fiscal year, the State Department confirmed the number would be smaller on Wednesday.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Iran defies Trump and tests new ballistic missile

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) which it displayed at a military parade on Friday, state media reported on Saturday.

The test-firing of the Khorramshahr missile, which Iran said could carry several warheads, is likely to raise concerns in Washington.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attacked Trump's speech at the UN last week.

State broadcaster IRIB carried footage of the missile test without giving its time and location, including video from an on-board camera which it said showed the detachment of the cone that carries multiple warheads.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Why the future face of Christianity is African


African Christianity is set to become the face of the faith around the world. By 2050, 40 per cent of the world's Christians will be African, the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI Forum) was told.

The Forum in Cameroon heard a clear call for Africa to strengthen its moral fabric. ABLI was also given a warning: 'Do not dilute Christ-centred, biblical Christianity.

Man who raped stepdaughter sought abortion ‘to hide what he had done’


A 34-year-old man raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter repeatedly for a year and sought to hide his crime by taking her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.

The plan backfired, however, when the nation’s largest and most lucrative abortion conglomerate said it needed a biological parent or guardian to sign off on the minor’s abortion to comply with Utah law.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Nurse Fired for Calling Newborns 'Mini Satans'


Hospital administrators fired a nurse for calling newborns "mini Satans" and making rude gestures to the babies in the photos.

Jeanne Casey, spokeswoman for the Naval Hospital Jacksonville, said the incident is "outrageous, incredibly unprofessional, and cannot be tolerated," according to the Orlando Sentinel.
 
The Navy nurse posted the photo to SnapChat. She captioned the photo "How I currently feel about these mini Satans."

The nurse also posted videos of her dancing with the newborns.


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Nigerian pastor to be hanged after setting church members alight

A Nigerian pastor is on death row after dousing several church members in petrol and setting them ablaze.

One congregant died as a result and Emeka Ezeuko, known as Reverend King by his followers, was sentenced on Thursday to death by hanging.

He denied all six charges against him, saying his victims were burnt by an electrical generator exploding, according to local media reports. The case has developed into a large-scale scandal in Nigeria with allegations of sexual abuse made against Ezeuko who made followers call him God or Jesus 'all the time'.

We need more politicians who are brave, Catholics in UK say


It’s a tough time for Catholics in public life, and not just in the United States.

Last week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) grilled Catholic lawyer Amy Coney Barrett on her religious views during a hearing for her nomination as a federal circuit court judge, in a line of questioning that “smacks of the worst sort of anti-Catholic bigotry,” theologian Dr. Chad Pecknold told CNA Sept. 6.

Across the pond, a Catholic member of Parliament in the U.K. faced his own round of hostile questions, during an interview on the morning show Good Morning Britain.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pope Francis' threat to Donald Trump: 'History will judge your decisions'

Pope Francis issued thinly veiled threats to Donald Trump on Monday afternoon as an ongoing feud between the pair continued.

Asked about the president's plans to rescind DACA, Francis said those who support the separation of families through immigration laws are not 'pro-life'.


Speaking to reporters aboard the papal plane returning from a five-day trip to Colombia, he said he hoped Trump 'rethinks' the decision to scrap the plan that allowed immigrants bought into the US as children to remain.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Christian Musician Fearlessly Calls Out Idols—Including Some in Your Church

Are lights, sound systems and pews just idols that stand in the way of authentic worship? Jimmy Needham's "Clear the Stage" issues a prophetic challenge to the church: "Jerk the pews and all the decorations too/ Until the congregation's few; then have revival."

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

'The mirror deceives!' Pope Francis implores youth to fight the 'illness' of narcissism


Pope Francis yesterday implored a youthful audience to turn away from the 'illness' of narcissism that produces only sadness. He encouraged young people to laugh at themselves and look outward to the needs of others.

'This culture that we live in, which is very selfish, (always) looking at yourself, has a very strong dose of narcissism, (of) contemplating oneself and ignoring others,' the Pope said yesterday according to Catholic News Agency.

Francis called out 'the sickness of the mirror,' which sees many drawn into a prolonged self-reflection that 'produces sadness, because you live worried about 'dressing up' your soul everyday to appear better than you are, contemplating to see if you are more beautiful than others.'

'Satanic' fake rosaries are bringing evil spirits into Catholic homes, says exorcist

An exorcist in the Philippines has warned against the circulation of fake 'Satanic' rosaries and crucifixes he said were designed to 'deceive Catholics...so that evil spirits will haunt them'.

Speaking on the Diocese of Novaliches' Radio Veritas programme 'Hello Father 911', Fr Ambrosio Nonato Legaspi, chief exorcist of the diocese's 'Libera Nox' department, warned listeners to 'be careful as the rosaries you might be using could actually be infested or cursed'.

According to the Philippines Catholic website CBCP News, Legaspi said the rosaries has been 'prayed over' by a group called the Illuminati and consecrated to evil, so anyone who uses them will be followed by evil spirits.

Mike Bickle Fires Back at Critics Who Call the International House of Prayer a Cult

After getting the question "Is the International House of Prayer a cult?", Mike Bickle has something to say. Watch his eloquent response here.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Francis Chan: How to Make Yourself Immune to the Mark of the Beast

Someday the whole world will face a decision: to take the mark of the beast or not. But nobody is going to make you take the mark; your heart's already made that decision way before that. Will you take the path of least resistance? Francis Chan breaks down Revelation's trickiest prophecy in this hard-hitting teaching.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Discarded Banana Peel Causes Racial Hysteria at Ole Miss


There is a raging controversy within the University of Mississippi's Greek Life community regarding race relations and bananas.

A Greek Life leader accidentally sparked mass hysteria after he placed a banana peel on a tree in the woods—because he could not find a trash can.
The Daily Mississippian reports that three black students found the banana peel.

"To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened and upset," the interim director of fraternity and sorority life wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper.

The president of one sorority told the newspaper that "bananas have historically been used to demean black people."

Vatican adviser slams Evangelical statement affirming marriage as one man, one woman


A high-profile Vatican adviser responded to a recent Evangelical statement affirming marriage between “one man and one woman” with his own statement affirming "LGBT people."

Rev. James Martin, a Catholic priest, author, and adviser to the Vatican on communications, tweeted a seven-point list of pro-homosexual affirmations in response to the Evangelical’s “Nashville Statement” that defended marriage between a man and woman.

Martin’s series of tweets were picked up by The Washington Post and published as a “counter-list” in an August 30 article titled “Seven simple ways to respond to the Nashville Statement on sexuality.”

In his list affirming “LGBT people,” Martin makes no distinction between “sin” and “sinner,” suggesting that same-sex attracted people, no matter what they do with their sexuality, are immune from God’s judgment and the judgments of others.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

What the Porn Industry Doesn't Want You to Find Out


With the proliferation of smartphones and i-Pads, what was once a more isolated problem has exploded into a very common one: 68 percent of churchgoing men and 30 percent of women reported viewing porn on a regular basis in a five-year, national survey of churches.

Even four years ago, the Huffington Post reported that porn sites were receiving more traffic than Amazon, Netflix and Twitter combined.

Unfortunately, there's no going back.

Porn's tentacles are everywhere, affecting virtually every aspect of users' lives.

Pornography can impair your ability to connect with a real partner.

The way porn disconnects you from bonafide humans is one of the most little-known effects of frequent porn viewing and, arguably, the most damaging.

‘The only thing standing were holy things’ after hurricane destroys homes


A statue of the Virgin Mary was the only item to withstand a devastating fire that destroyed three Corpus Christi-area homes during Hurricane Harvey.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

The Demonic Roots of White Supremacy


I had just finished performing a wedding in North Carolina last Saturday when I checked my phone and saw the alarming news: White supremacists were marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the removal of a Confederate statue. A few minutes later, when my friends were about to begin the wedding reception with a barbecue feast, I learned that a 20-year-old white nationalist had plowed his Dodge Challenger into a group of counter-protesters, killing one person and injuring 19 others.

I lost my appetite.

God Speaks to My Friends But Not Me—So What's Wrong With Me?

"If you're stepping out in faith, why doesn't God reward that faith?" In this clip from Questions With God, a roundtable of pastors wrestle with that difficult question. Pastor Darren Davis offers a surprising answer.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

The Dangers of the Last Days


Is That like You?

Lesbian teens are getting pregnant more than twice as often as their peers

Statistics show that women who identify as "lesbian" become pregnant at a much higher rate than "straight" women and "homosexual" men are impregnating women at a significantly greater percentage than heterosexual men.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Are You Succumbing to These Common Humanistic Lies?


What is ideolatry? Ideolatry sounds familiar and foreign at the same time. I discovered an 1869 book by S. Baring-Gould, The Origin and Development of Religious Belief, in which the Church of England clergyman used that term. In 1873, ideolatry was cited by Fitzedward Hall in his book Modern English, where he described it as a "monstrous formation" of a word. It appeared in a few publications, but for the most part, it fell out of use for several decades. But over the last several years, it's begun to appear more in search engines. But even though it increased in usage, there was no consensus as to its official meaning.

In my view, ideolatry is the merging of two activities of the mind.

The first is thought. Thoughts originate in the human intellect and give rise to ideas. We choose to either push them aside or nurture them so they can grow and flourish. Ideas form the way we view life. Some can be true. Others can be false.

The second activity of the mind is desire or lust. These desires can be either broad or focused and good or bad for us. Our desires can push us toward moral, ethical and religious behaviors. Or they can push us to achieve success, status, acceptance or control. We may passionately pursue sports, material wealth, food or a variety of other things. Some of these things benefit us, and others don't. Sometimes our desires are so intense, it borders on worship, also known as idolatry.

Idols aren't just statues or trinkets. Things we desire or place high value on can become idols to us. Ideolatry is the blend of two words: idea and idolatry. The mind, will and emotions of man unite in thought to form ideas. Our emotions can stimulate an attitude of idolatry about a thought or idea. Ideolatry is the blend of these universal human traits that may or may not be founded on truth.

Ideolatry can be a way of thinking that elevates human intellect above truth. It's been said that your perception is your reality. But is your reality founded in truth or is it based on some errant perceptions?

Your ideolatry can have a vast effect on your view of who or what God is or isn't, and it can influence how you interpret what you read in the Bible.

Thousands of South Sudanese find refuge in Cathedral


As the civil war in South Sudan heightens, millions are fleeing their homes for safer ground, which many have found at St. Mary Help of Christian’s Cathedral in Wau, the country’s second largest city.

“Those who flee believe that even rebels still fear God and would not slaughter civilians in the backyard of a church,” said Fr. Moses Peter, a priest at St. Mary’s, according to IRIN News.

“Many other churches have also taken in hundreds of people,” he said.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

CNN Publishes Fake Hate List—Targeting Well-Known Christian Groups


Many Christian organizations are fearful for their safety after CNN published a bogus "hate map" concocted by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

"Here are all the active hate groups where you live," CNN's headline declared.

FOCUS expands to 15 new campuses this year


The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has announced that it will expand to 15 new campuses for the 2017-2018 school year.

This brings the total number of campuses with a FOCUS presence up to 137.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

London developer must build gay bar in new development, or it won’t get building permit


A U.K. City Council has ordered a private company that it cannot build luxury flats and offices on a site it recently purchased that included a closed gay-bar unless it agrees to include a new gay bar as part of the development plan.

Theologian Pia de Solenni appointed Diocese of Orange chancellor


Moral theologian and cultural analyst Dr. Pia de Solenni has been appointed chancellor for the Diocese of Orange in California, effective Aug. 28.

“Pia is an inspirational and well-respected theologian and has proven herself a thoughtful and humble leader within our Church,” said Bishop Kevin Vann in a statement announcing the appointment.

“We are blessed as a Diocese to benefit from her expertise, passion, and faith. I look forward to the many gifts that she will continue to bring to bear in service to the people of Orange.”

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Anglican Bishop launches scathing attack on 'lying, amoral' Donald Trump - and the 'Christian Right' for backing him

An Anglican Bishop has launched a scathing attack on the 'narcissistic amorality' of 'lying' Donald Trump, along withthe American 'Christian Right' for failing to recognise the president's traits before he was elected last November.

Nicholas Baines, the liberal-leaning Bishop of Leeds, launched his comprehensive assault on 'shameless' Trump and his evangelical backers in a blog post written in the wake of the violence carried out by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, which Trump initially failed specifically to condemn.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Liberal ‘Catholic’ outlet: Time is right for Church to abandon its sexual morality


An “alternative” Catholic news service in the U.S. that has fought Catholic sexual morality for decades is saying that under Pope Francis’ “new culture of encounter in the church” the time is ripe for a change.
 
The Missouri-based National Catholic Reporter (NCR) has issued a call for a “change in the church’s teaching on sex and sexuality,” suggesting that the Church must catch up with the times and change its “moral norms” on contraception, sodomy, masturbation, and in vitro fertilization.

What Causes 56 Percent of Divorces?


A crisis is brewing: With 68 percent of churchgoing men struggling with pornography on a regular basis, and 56 percent of divorces citing porn use as a contributing factor, it's time to get serious about dealing with this problem.

Pornography is breaking marriages apart, leading men into unrealistic fantasy and leaving their wives feeling hurt, betrayed and as though "there must be something wrong with me."

Thankfully, over 450,000 men are in training to conquer porn and walk in freedom with the Conquer Series, a six-disc cinematic DVD series designed specifically for men that uses war analogies to help them understand the battle they're facing.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

‘It doesn’t pay enough’: Doctors want more money for killing people in Canada


Canadian euthanasia doctors are lobbying to be paid more money to kill their patients.

Complaints from doctors that euthanasia doesn’t pay enough have been in the media lately, with the Toronto Globe and Mail publishing an article July 4 entitled “Canadian doctors turn away from assisted dying over fees,” and MacLean’s Magazine followed up with: “Should doctors be paid a premium for assisting deaths?” on July 10.

2 Major End-Times Signs You May Have Missed

Though it seems Matthew 24 continues to unfold before our very eyes, more specific headlines have the hosts of Revelation In the News perking up their ears.

"A nation dividing itself. Technology infringing on the liberty of citizens. But are these reasons to be frightened?" Kora Chrzan breaks down exactly what is happening in the world and how it relates to Bible prophecy.

Watch the video to see!

Monday, 7 August 2017

Pope Francis offers prayers after deadly Nigeria attack


After a bloody attack at a Catholic Church in southern Nigeria left 11 dead and several more wounded, Pope Francis conveyed his sympathy to the victims and their families, assuring the community of his prayer.

In an Aug. 7 telegram addressed to Bishop Hilary Paul Odili Okeke of Nnewi, Pope Francis said he was “deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and injury following the violent attack in Saint Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu.”

Thursday, 3 August 2017

German bishops contradict Pope with ban on traditional order presiding at weddings


Germany’s bishops are defying Pope Francis’ authorization allowing the Society of St. Pius X to celebrate marriages, a new report says.

The German bishops issued guidelines for marriages in the Traditional Roman Rite, according to Gloria TV. The guidelines were reported Tuesday in katholisch.de.

Episcopal Church wins court victory in long-running battle with conservatives

Conservative parishes in America that split from The Episcopal Church over issues such as gay priests cannot take their buildings and land with them, a court has ruled in what could be a pivotal decision for future US Anglican fissures.


The Diocese of South Carolina, which contains around 50 churches and 20,000 parishioners, left the national Church body  in 2012 and is now part of the breakaway Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

The long-awaited and complicated ruling means the diocese, which dates back to 1785 and was one of the first to join and form The Episcopal Church, will not be allowed to keep its $500million worth of Church property.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Pastor Celebrates Pride With Festivities That Include a Trans Priest


A Church of England minister has come under fire for holding an "LGBT+ Service" to mark the city's homosexual pride celebrations.

Revd. Canon Dr. Neal Barnes, vicar of Hull Minster, held an evening service on July 21 to coincide with Pride in Hull and the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offenses Act 1967.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

White House spokesman Sean Spicer out as Trump seeks to fix image


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a short and turbulent tenure that made him a household name and the butt of late-night television comedy lampoons, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle.

While not a surprise, Spicer's departure was abrupt and accompanied other changes in Trump's media and legal teams, as an investigation of possible ties between his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election widened.

After six months in power and still without a major legislative win, Trump shuffled some of his closest staff, parting ways with Spicer after naming Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director. Spicer had been communications director as well as press secretary following the resignation of Mike Dubke as director early last month.

India’s bishops pray new president will defend rule of law


The bishops of India have offered their congratulations to the country’s newly elected president, Ram Nath Kovind, urging him to live out the oath he will take to serve the well-being of the people.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Mike Pence says God had a hand in creating State of Israel, pledges to move embassy to Jerusalem


Mike Pence said that God had a hand in creating the state of Israel, as he heaped praise on the Jewish state while addressing the evangelical group Christians United for Israel Monday night.

The Vice President also promised that the Trump administration will move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

How to Choose a Healthy Mate Who Does Not Have the Jezebel Spirit


There are billions of people on earth who are operating in the Jezebel spirit. They are charismatic, physically attractive, showing powerful leadership qualities and are attending churches while appearing godly, and yet are the biggest con artists out there. So how can you discern if a person is who they say they are and appear to be? How can you make sure that a life decision that is so very critical is not made into a huge mistake that could put your very life at risk? There are signs to look for that are very well disguised that you need to discern and not look upon the outward surface but to see in the spirit realm as to who that person really is behind closed doors.

Would-be bride turns cancelled reception into feast for homeless


Many couples spend thousands of dollars on their dream wedding. But what happens when you have to call it all off?

Faced with the question that no bride or groom would ever want to answer, Sarah Cummins and Logan Araujo had to decide what to do with the $30,000 non-refundable wedding reception they were left with after calling off their wedding for undisclosed reasons.

Monday, 17 July 2017

This Might Be Why God Hasn't Answered Your Prayer Yet


One of the great challenges with prayer is when it is not answered. A specific request may come to mind. We ask God why He hasn't answered us. But part of the problem with that is that we don't figure out what our response should be to the fact that He hasn't answered. Looking at some Bible stories may help and encourage you.

1. Mary and Martha: They asked Jesus to come, but He waited till after Lazarus died. Jesus' reason: Not yet, a bigger miracle is still coming. Abraham had a similar response when asking about a child. God did not answer till it was a really big miracle. What should we learn from those stories? The challenge to us: Keep asking!

Why the Modern Church Holds Tragically Inaccurate Views of Prophecy


The daily headlines seem to scream in unison, "It won't be long now." Something is going to happen that will shake the nations. That "something" will be sudden, dramatic, and irreversible.

Tragically many Christians today no longer even know what they believe about Bible prophecy. This is due in large part to three reasons:

More Than 100 Christians Arrested This Month in Government Sting


Homes. Graveyards. Shipping Containers.

These are the meeting places of the Eritrean church. Over 100 believers have been arrested in Eritrea during the last month, but Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs Canada says the recent crackdown is nothing new for the nation.

Fifteen years ago, the evangelical Church in Eritrea was growing. "The government was very paranoid and they saw evangelical Christianity as destabilizing the country," said Musselman. "They thought the church would bring an American agenda to Eritrea and cause all sorts of problems."

As US hits refugee cap, bishops ask Trump administration to do more


With the United States government’s cap on refugees having been reached for the year, the nation’s bishops have issued a plea to the Trump administration to increase the limit in a time of a global refugee crisis.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Trump leaves US isolated on climate change, trade at G20

Leaders from the world's leading economies broke with US President Donald Trump on climate policy at a G20 summit on Saturday, in a rare public admission of disagreement and blow to multilateral cooperation.

Leaders of the G20 countries met in Hamburg with the US isolated on climate change.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, keen to show off her skills as a mediator two months before a German election, achieved her primary goal at the meeting in Hamburg, convincing her fellow leaders to support a single communique with pledges on trade, finance, energy and Africa.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Health experts: ‘Transgender’ men will bear children within next decade


Health experts in the UK predict that men, and those who are born as males but who identify as females, will be able to receive womb transplants and bear children within a decade.

Doctors in Europe have already successfully transplanted wombs into wombless women who have gone on to bear healthy children.
 
Now ‘male-to-female transgenders’ are demanding that they be able to receive womb transplants too, at the government health service’s expense.

US Christians face surge in hostility for views on sexuality, study says


Christians in the US have seen a 'growing threat' to their religious liberty in recent years, according to a conservative Christian study that found a '114 per cent' spike in hostility toward the views of the faith group on sexuality.

The claim comes from June 2017 report 'Hostility to Religion: The Growing Threat to Religious Liberty in the United States', by the Family Research Council (FRC), a DC-based conservative Christian lobbying group.