Suffering the devastating loss of a child can lead to parents feeling lost and alone in their grief. Put your faith and trust in God, and know that He will never abandon you. Let His Words comfort you in moments of despair, and find joy in His promise that you will one day be reunited in Heaven.
Here are five Bible verses meant to comfort and inspire. All are taken from the New International Version.
1) John 11:25-26 more >>
Christians need to lend their prayers and ears to friends who have been victims of unfaithfulness, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
The world-renowned 97-year-old Baptist minister advised in a Q&A published in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday that if a Christian has a friend whose spouse has been unfaithful, the best thing to do for them is listen to their troubles and offer prayers for them.
The evangelical leader explains that prayers are important because this friend is going through a very painful time in their life, and might even be contemplating divorce. more >>
Famous atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has said that his 2006 best-seller The God Delusion, an extremely popular book in the secular movement, was a "one-off," and he won't be writing anti-religious books anymore.
In an interview with BBC News regarding the 40th anniversary of another famous book of his, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins was asked about his criticism of religion, and whether The God Delusion might have been a "step too far."
Dawkins responded: "I've stepped back. I haven't written any more books along those lines. The God Delusion is a one-off. Not one that I'm ashamed of; I'm very proud of it. But it's a one-off." more >>
(Christian Examiner) – When the Civil Rights Movement gained momentum in the 1960s, Christian ministers were forced to confront ugly, twisted misinterpretations of the Bible that categorized black Americans as something "other" than fully human and inferior to whites.
In many places, especially in the South, that was a difficult, long-lasting process. On occasion, with fundamentalist colleges like Bob Jones University, the federal government had to step in and punctuate the equilibrium to ensure the progression toward equality continued.
Since that time, it has become clear that blacks and whites in America, broadly categorized, are culturally different. Each group has its own history, making up its prejudices and challenging the way they see their fellow Americans of different races. But there is no distinction in the way we are created inherently as human beings. The concept is not only one inherent in the Declaration of Independence; it is a fundamental truth of Scripture. more >>
On the anniversary of the death of his daughter, legendary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman shared with fans the scriptures that brought him comfort in the midst of tragedy.
On May 21, 2008, the singer's 5-year-old daughter, Maria Sue Chapman, was accidentally hit by Chapman's son, Will Franklin, after she ran into the driveway of their house as he was backing up his SUV. Little Maria later died at a Nashville hospital.
Eight years later, Chapman took to Facebook with a memorial that explained how he and his family are able to get through their devastating loss day-by-day. more >>
As Father's Day approaches in June, here are five Bible verses about what it means to be a good father.
Bible verses are from the New International Version translation.
1) Psalm 103:13 more >>