A newly created hashtag, #BibleStoriesForTrump, is trending with social media users mocking the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's lack of knowledge of the Bible. "Easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a loser to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. #BibleStoriesforTrump," reads one such tweet.
"Cain. Bad guy, ok. Terrible guy. But Abel's only a martyr because he was killed. I like martyrs who weren't killed," reads another tweet with #BibleStoriesForTrump. "Crooked Eve, stole Adams rib & then got them tossed out of paradise Nasty woman," writes yet another Twitter user.
Such tweets, using humor to criticize the billionaire businessman, are pouring in since Friday, when the hashtag was apparently created. more >>
ROCKAWAY, N.J. — Thousands of Christians gathered across two campuses of the 8,000-member Christ Church as well as online Friday for a full day of prayer and fasting for personal renewal and their community.
In addition to seeking "God's promises," the annual event, billed as "Prayerfest," featured prayers for local government officials, law enforcement officers, and victims of disasters, such as the people of Haiti who were left with significant death and devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
"Our church has been waiting all year for Prayerfest. This is a very exciting time for us, we get a chance to connect the east campus, the west campus and the online campus … and we're just grateful to the Lord for that," the church's founding pastor, David D. Ireland, said. more >>
What should Christians be doing while they await Jesus Christ's return?
Believers should take advantage of the opportunities that God has afforded them and use them for His glory. That's the message conveyed in a blog posted by Harvest Christian Fellowship Senior Pastor Greg Laurie on Wednesday.
Laurie explains that in ancient times when a wealthy man left his home to go on a journey, he would often leave his highly trusted servants with the authority to run his household and to oversee his finances. more >>
Prominent Christian movie star and filmmaker Mel Gibson has given more hints about what fans can expect from the potential sequel to his hit film the "Passion of the Christ."
In August, the 60-year-old Gibson told California evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest that he is talking with screenwriter Randall Wallace about the possibility of making a sequel to the popular 2004 movie, which he is currently referring to as "The Resurrection."
In a recent interview with Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria, which will air on Osteen's SiriusXM channel on Oct. 28, Gibson again discussed the idea of a "Passion of the Christ" sequel. more >>
I spoke at length this week with a national reporter in Washington, D.C. and discussed the election. I want to share some of that conversation with you. I do not trust either candidate. What do you do when you can't trust either candidate? That is a very difficult decision.
Neither candidate has the character to lead this nation. This will be the most reluctant vote I will have ever cast. Not voting is not a viable option. As a believer, we have a responsibility to participate in the electoral processes of our nation. That is what good citizens do.
In this election we are not voting for a good candidate, but for a good platform of what the culture of the party is. We have two party platforms before us. Go to the internet and just type in "Democratic Platform" and "Republican Platform." I have read them both several times. They are as different as night and day. more >>
The thought of God working though demons to carry out His will, on the face of it, doesn't seem to make much sense. In his latest blog, Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll says that believers often mistake the relationship between harm and evil, and says all harm isn't evil, but can actually be helpful.
Driscoll backs up his point by citing an example from 1 Samuel 16:14–23 when God used a "harmful spirit" to work His will.
"Saul's attendants said to him, 'See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better" (1 Samuel 16: 15–16). more >>