When encountering moments of tragedy, only God can bring us love and peace, the Rev. Billy Graham says.
Graham, a prominent evangelical leader and founder of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, wrote in a recent post for the "My Answers" portion of his website that although there is frequently no explanation for tragic events, like mass shootings, such disasters remind us that the human heart is capable of great evil and therefore needs God.
"I doubt if anyone has a complete explanation for terrible events like this—even if there seem to be reasons behind some of them (such as domestic violence or employee anger)," Graham writes, suggesting that like in Genesis 6:11, our world has come to resemble earth before the flood: "Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence." more >>
Marguerite Barankitse, a Christian humanitarian worker who rescued tens of thousands of children in her orphanages in the wake of the Burundian civil war, has said that forgiveness must be offered to everyone, even to those that killed 60 people in her own extended family.
Barankitse, who in April received the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a prestigious award commemorating the 1915 Armenian genocide, told The Christian Post in an interview that amidst all the suffering and the atrocities she has witnessed, she has never given up hope in believing in humanity, and insisted that forgiveness is always possible.
Barankitse founded the orphanage Maison Shalom in eastern Burundi in 1993 as the country's devastating civil war was unfolding, sheltering and saving children from both the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups, despite great risks and pressures. more >>
An atheist group's attempt to stop a Tennessee sheriff from posting Christian messages on his police department's Facebook page has been thwarted by a district court judge who rejected their injunction request.
Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson was recently sued for posting a message on the department's Facebook page on Easter weekend celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As the suit in going through mediation, the group American Atheists attempted to get an injunction from U.S. District Judge Thomas W. Phillips to stop Sheriff Watson from posting religious message online. more >>
Justin Biebr's mother, Pattie Mallette, is praying for the Holy Spirit to make an impact on her son after reports surfaced that he got into a fight during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland, Ohio.
While the 22-year-old singer's mother didn't publically comment about the altercation, she tweeted a prayer along with an image of her son from his new emoji line.
"Holy Spirit come and teach us each who you are. Amen," Mallette wrote. more >>
Grammy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson says she's learned to cast her cares to God because the strength she derives from her Christian faith has left her with little to worry about it life.
"That's why I never worry, Hudson tolder her fans on Instagram earlier this week. "God always have something greater in store. I know [because] I've seen Him work too many times not to be able to recognize it this time around! For those who don't believe, I just say and they will understand it better by and by!"
She ended the message by writing, "God always got somebody when others just won't [do.]" more >>
Seven Christians have been arrested in Nepal for spreading the Gospel by handing out Bible handbooks to as many as 885 students in the Dolakha district.
International Christian Concern said the Christians have been charged with attempting to convert people to Christianity in the Hindu-majority nation, which has been illegal since 2015.
The arrested Christians include principles from two schools, along with five staff members from Teach Nepal, a Christian organization. more >>