Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of famous evangelist Billy Graham, says some Christians are too afraid and ashamed to turn to God because of the mistakes they have made, but reminds believers God has proven His forgiveness and His love through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
"Are you hiding from God? Have you stopped praying and reading your Bible? Are you, in your heart and mind, closed to Him?" Lotz asked in a devotional on Monday.
A survey of American pastors belonging to various Protestant denominations has found a diverse array of opinions on how the End Times will unfold.
In recently released data by LifeWay Research sponsored by Charisma House Book Group, details about how Jesus will return are uniform among Protestant pastors. The major areas of disagreement center on the nature of the rapture, including when and how literal it will be, the nature of the Antichrist, and the nature and timing of Christ's thousand-year reign.
Creationist Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis organization has offered an answer to the question of whether human morality or knowledge of God came first, looking at the debate through the lens of Scripture.
"The origin of morality and a knowledge of God is a puzzle for evolutionists to explain. But, since we have a different starting point, believers can have sure answers to this question," Ham wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, and linked to an article written by AiG editor Frost Smith.
Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, says the United States is entering a "phase of judgment" for its increasing rejection of Christianity.
"Romans 1 describes the type of judgment where we sin, and we refuse to repent of our sin, then He backs away from us," Lotz said last week during an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, discussing the spiritual health of the nation.
"He removes Himself from us and He turns us over to ourselves. That's what I think I see in America. I believe we're entering into that phase of judgment, where God is backing away." more >>
Pope Francis has said that for Christians, knowing the Bible is not enough, they must serve and help others or risk ignoring God.
"You can know the whole Bible, you can know all the liturgical rubrics, you can know all theology, but that knowledge does not make loving automatic," Francis said on Wednesday, as reported by the Catholic News Service. "Love has another path."
The Roman Catholic Church leader suggested that to ignore the suffering of another person is to ignore God, and delved into the parable of the good Samaritan, as found in the Bible. more >>
Feeling seduced by temptation? Arm yourself with these five Bible verses for strength and resolve in life's challenging moments. All verses are taken from the New International Version.
1) 1 Corinthians 10:13: "No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it."
2) Matthew 26:41: "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." more >>