Nearly half of Americans now believe that the recent surge in natural disasters is the result of biblical "End Times" than climate change, and more than two-thirds of white evangelical Protestants hold this belief, according to a new study.
While only 44 percent of Americans agreed in 2011 that natural disasters are evidence of the apocalypse, their number has now increased to 49 percent, the Public Religion Research Institute reported, quoting results of a new poll.
Especially white evangelical Protestants are more likely — 77 percent — to attribute the severity of recent natural disasters to the End Times than to climate change, added the poll on religion and the environment. more >>
With Thanksgiving Day approaching quickly, it is a perfect time to reflect on all the things we should be thankful in our lives. It's not so often we give thanks to God for all that he has done. Reading scripture and continuing to pray is a perfect way to give thanks.
Throughout the world, Thanksgiving is celebrated in different ways and in some places, not celebrated at all. Regardless of what holiday is celebrated during this time, we all should be thankful for our blessings as often as possible. Dedicating our days to say "Thank You." The Bible has many verses that focus on reasons to praise our great God. So everyone be sure to thank God for all that he has done and all those in your life that have picked you up when you were down.
Below are 10 Bible verses that are perfect to SHARE during Thanksgiving: more >>
President Barack Obama appealed to the Good Book on Thursday evening when he addressed the nation regarding his executive order on immigration amnesty.
During his speech, Obama alluded to the Old Testament law that mandated that the Ancient nation of Israel look after the foreigners among them.
"Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger –- we were strangers once, too," said Obama. more >>
In Agents of the Apocalypse, Dr. David Jeremiah, noted author and Bible teacher, takes a new approach to unpacking what is possibly one of the Bible's most popular yet confusing books — and he recently shared his thoughts on why America seems absent from the Book of Revelation and other prophetic writings regarding the eschaton.
Revelation, the final book of the Christian Bible, has long served as a source of inspiration and speculation for pulpits, printing presses, and movie studios. The colorful apocalyptic work is credited in the text to Jesus Christ's "servant John," also described as a prophet. John, not to be mistaken with Jesus' apostle, some scholars argue, tells of experiencing several visions, some of them related to future happenings, such as Jesus Christ's Second Coming and God's final judgment of the world.
Apocalyptic work by its nature reveals hidden or secret things, but, perhaps unlike John's original audience in the first century, modern Christians have long wrestled over possible meanings of Revelation's pervasive and perplexing symbolic imagery. more >>
It would be a dream come true if every time we went to make a decision a hand from heaven came down to point us in the right direction. God does help lead the way but when it comes to decision making He guides us through His word.
When the times comes we will either choose the right path or suffer from the consequences. When you follow His words, you can never be sent in the wrong direction. Having faith to trust in God's wisdom is the key to making the right decisions.
Below are 7 Bible verses that can be used for making tough decisions: more >>
David Jeremiah, founder of Turning Point Ministries and pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in California, is returning to New York City for another celebration, following a 2013 event that drew thousands to the city.
"One of the things we found out last year — we were at the Theater at Madison Square Garden last year, and it was a very special night for us because we introduced a brand new study Bible that we had worked on for so many years. It was a night of celebration," Jeremiah told The Christian Post.
"But what we learned is that many of the friends of our ministry, many of the people who live in that greater New York area love coming to the city, and especially if there's a spiritual event there at the center of it. So we decided to do it again this year at a smaller venue," he added. more >>