A Muslim-American group in Phoenix, Arizona, is condemning the atrocities committed by the Islamic State terror group in a billboard message that says the radical jihadists are not followers of Islam.
Local news station Fox10 reports that the billboard has a simple message — "Hey ISIS, you suck."
The local Muslim community, in conjunction with Muslim-American nonprofit group Sound Vision, want the American public to know that their religion does not condone terrorism. more >>
Controversial Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll believes that polygamy might soon become legalized in America and that gender fluidity and neutrality will likely be the cause.
"My belief is that it is entirely possible, if not probable, that you will see polygamy legalized in our lifetime as you now have people who are more gender fluid — they're not ascribing to one particular gender or sexuality," the pastor tells viewers of his video blog posted on Monday.
Driscoll asks, "What is our definition of marriage culturally? It doesn't seem like we have one, and the result is it's open for discussion and debate. ... The argument will be made that this [polygamy] allows people to express the fullness of their gender identity and their sexual orientation and preferences. Some will also argue it will reduce the number of divorces … it will help stabilize the family … " more >>
Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll has said that while it's probable the practice of polygamy, or individuals being married to multiple people, could be legalized in America within the next few decades, God's plan for people in the Bible speaks out against it.
Driscoll explored the Bible's position on polygamy in order to answer a reader's question on his weekly newsletter video, and said that although several people mentioned in the Bible take several wives, that does not mean the practice is part of God's original design.
The pastor, who faced controversy during his time as lead pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, before resigning in 2014, noted that there are some traditions in America, such as fragments of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which still do practice polygamy, even if it is more private and concealed. more >>
Mainstream rapper DMX has never shied away from sharing about his Christian faith and now his dream of becoming a pastor are slowly becoming a reality. A recent video posted on Facebook shows the New York emcee behind a pulpit preaching about the miracle that is birthed from tragedy.
"If I wasn't a threat to the devil he wouldn't waste his time. If I wasn't special to God, how would I know what He's willing to do for me? We know what He's able to do. The word says, 'All things are possible through Christ who strengthens,' Amen!" DMX shouted. "So we know what He's able to do How can you know what He's willing to do until you've been placed in a situation where you need Him to do it for you? If you haven't been somewhere where you need God to get you out of the situation, you wouldn't know what He's willing to do for you. We know what he's able to do but we won't know what He's willing to do until we're there."
Those in attendance cheered as DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, passionately exhorted: more >>
It might sound rather "sleazy" but controversial pastor Mark Driscoll's recent advice to his new congregation at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, to "worship God with our wallet" is actually sound and biblical according to some Christian experts.
Two Sundays ago, King 5 reported that Driscoll preached a couple of sermons focusing on the biblical story of Jonah. On Tuesday a clip from a video reportedly recorded on Sunday and posted to YouTube shows Driscoll continuing his Jonah series and dishing out the advice to Christians that God should be worshipped with money to help spread the Gospel.
"We are Jonah," Driscoll said in the clip. "We have a Lord. We have a savior, his name is Jesus. We'll worship God with our wallet, we'll give unto the Lord so that the message of Jesus goes forth." more >>
As Pastor Mark Driscoll continues to rebuild his ministry after the collapse of his Seattle-based Mars Hill Church in 2014, the clergyman is offering his biblical perspective on perceived unforgivable sin.
In a video blog posted to his website Monday, the Arizona-based Trinity Church pastor tackled the issue in the context of specific Scriptures, and advised that once a believer receives eternal life, they can't lose it.
The viewer expressed difficulty with understanding certain Scriptures, asking if there is a single act that is unforgivable and "excludes a person from salvation." The viewer noted Scriptures that seemed to contradict each other, referring to Mark 3: 20-29, Mark 3: 28-29, Matthew 12: 31-32 and Luke 12:10. more >>