Pastor Greg Laurie of the Harvest megachurch in California spoke to his congregation Sunday about the possibility of being so close, yet so far from God, using the example of Judas Iscariot, who wilfully betrayed Jesus despite spending three years with Him.
Judas Iscariot is one of the most misunderstood people in the Bible, Laurie said as he began his message, titled "So Close, Yet So Far: Surprising Story of Judas Iscariot," part of the "God Came Near" series.
Some wonder if Judas was not really an evil man as he "helped" Jesus fulfil His mission or thinking that God hardened his heart, the pastor told the congregation. more >>
Televangelist Benny Hinn revealed in a statement over the weekend that his Facebook page had been hacked on Friday with "filthy material," but has since been restored and measures have been taken to prevent something like that from happening again.
"Thank you for your amazing support and prayers during the past 48 hours. As you know, our Facebook page was hacked, and filthy material was placed on it," Hinn wrote.
"We have been working very hard to restore it back into our hands. We now have control of it! We are taking extra measures to never allow it to happen again, but I want to say thank you, from my heart, for your love and support." he added. more >>
More than a month after the Stagefright bug was publicly announced, mobile security company Zimperium has publicly outed a sample code showing how attackers can use it.
The Stagefright bug, reported by mobile security startup Zimperium's VP for Platform Research and Exploitation, Joshua Drake, and publicly announced in July this year, now has a sample code published showing how the bug could be exploited by attackers.
Zimperium, had warned Google back in April about multiple critical vulnerabilities in Android, which it dubbed "Stagefright," a bug which renders mobile devices vulnerable to outside attacks via MMS. Attackers could send a loaded MMS that would gain them root access to a device without users being aware of it. more >>
Kay Warren, best-selling author and Bible teacher who co-founded Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, with her husband, Rick, said this week that there is nothing in the Bible supporting the notion that Christians who take their own life will be condemned to Hell. And she wants the family and friends of suicide victims to know that.
On April 5, 2013, Warren's son, Matthew, fatally shot himself at the age of 27, after a long and private struggle with mental illness that was only made public after his death.
Despite longstanding views in many Christian circles that suicide consigns its victims to Hell, Warren believes Matthew is now at peace in Heaven. more >>
Transgender activist, Caitlyn Jenner, recently shared her views on same-sex marriage during her first ever talk show appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres" show and her lukewarm stance on the hot button issue surprised the host.
Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, told DeGeneres, who is a fellow member of the LGBT community, that she identifies as a Republican Conservative. She said that while she once opposed same-sex marriage, her views have slowly "changed" although she still appeared to be somewhat unsure on the subject.
"I have to admit that I remember 15 years ago, 20 years ago, whenever it was the whole gay marriage issue came up at first, I was not for it," Jenner, 65, said during the season premiere which aired on Tuesday. "I thought, I'm a traditionalist. I'm older than most people in the audience. I like tradition; and it's always been between a man and a woman, and I'm thinking, I don't quite get it." more >>
Apple's new A9 chipset found in the upcoming iPhone 6s flagship has appeared live in leaked photos that have made the rounds online.
With Apple's special event commencing later today, September 9, its vaunted A9 chipset that's making its debut inside the new flagship handset, the iPhone 6s, has been spotted in live images on the Internet.
The alleged A9 CPU has been photographed in a set of images showing it lying on a wooden surface side by side with the iPhone 6s' flash memory card. more >>