Continuing his message series on the Book of Revelation, Pastor Greg Laurie of California's Harvest Fellowship Church explained in a sermon this week what heaven is like, answering common questions and breaking myths.
One day, we are going to be in heaven, but not everyone has that hope, Pastor Laurie said in his message entitled "What is Heaven Like," based on Revelation 4.
Christians have that hope, and "It's gonna be through death or through Rapture," Laurie said, adding, "I think the next event on the prophetic calendar is the Rapture of the Church, and following that would be the emergence of the anti-Christ, the rebuilding of the temple, the Great Tribulation and so on." more >>
An evangelical professor and former president of Fuller Theological Seminary has argued that Mormons are possibly becoming more in line with Orthodox Christian belief.
Richard J. Mouw, a scholar and author who served as Fuller president for 20 years before retiring in 2013, wrote an essay for the publication First Things slated to be published in May.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam of Tennessee scuttled a bill by lawmakers to designate the Bible as the official state book Thursday, noting that signing it into law would be in violation of both the First Amendment of the Constitution and the state constitution.
"I am vetoing House Bill 615, the legislation designating the Holy Bible as the official state book," Haslam declared in a letter to Beth Harwell, speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.
"As you know, last year the attorney general opined that designating the Holy Bible as the official state book of Tennessee would violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the federal Constitution and Article I, and 3, of the Tennessee constitution, which provides that 'no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship,'" he said. more >>
Billionaire real estate mogul and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has said while it's "not a particularly nice thing," the Bible verse about "an eye for an eye" is among is favorite scriptures.
In an interview with WHAM 1180AM, Trump was asked to name his favirite verse in the Bible. He responded that he liked "many" verses, but one of them was "an eye for an eye."
"That's not a particularly nice thing. But you know, if you look at what's happening to our country, I mean, when you see what's going on with our country, how people are taking advantage of us, and how they scoff at us and laugh at us," explained Trump. more >>
A Bible-based theme park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which some have labeled "Christianity's answer to Disneyland," features reenactments of the crucifixion portrayed by an actor and a robotic version of Jesus.
MailOnline reported that the Tierra Santa park in Buenos Aires does not have roller coasters, but instead has numerous attractions that depict important scenes from the Bible, starting from the Creation account in Genesis all the way to the Resurrection of Christ.
The park opened back in 2000 and has grown in popularity and now features 37 different simulations, including a live reenactment of the crucifixion, where an actor playing Jesus carries the cross as he is beaten by Roman soldiers. more >>
During a preaching series on revival, Pastor Saeed Abedini explained that God's grace cannot be earned through good works or church attendance, but only through an awakening of hearts.
"Revival is not measured by how many hours of service we give to our church or ministry. Revival is measured by the movement of God's Spirit and the outpouring of His grace," Abedini wrote in a Facebook message as part of a series on the topic of Revival that he has been posting throughout the week.
"Many people seek to cover their inner guilt through good works, which never resolve the reason for their separation from God. Some serve out of pride or evil motives," he added. more >>