The thought of God working though demons to carry out His will, on the face of it, doesn't seem to make much sense. In his latest blog, Arizona-based Trinity Church Pastor Mark Driscoll says that believers often mistake the relationship between harm and evil, and says all harm isn't evil, but can actually be helpful.
Driscoll backs up his point by citing an example from 1 Samuel 16:14–23 when God used a "harmful spirit" to work His will.
"Saul's attendants said to him, 'See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better" (1 Samuel 16: 15–16). more >>
Franklin Graham is urging Americans to pray now that the presidential debates are over, arguing that the United States is in a far more dangerous position today than eight years ago.
Writing on his Facebook page Wednesday, the evangelist and head of Samaritan's Purse noted that the election is now only 19 days away.
"My suggestion to Christians? Pray earnestly." Graham said. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham has warned based on recent survey results that as many as 40 to 50 percent of Christians do not believe that the Bible should be taken literally in all that it presents, something which he argued points to fundamental problems within the Church.
"Sadly, our once-Christian nation has drifted far from its roots. Few people are taught solid, biblical theology and, as a result, biblical illiteracy is rampant throughout our country," Ham wrote Wednesday on Facebook.
He elaborated on the new survey by Ligonier Ministries and Lifeway Research that was released on Sept. 28 in a blog post for Answers in Genesis earlier this week, and summarized that there is confusion among American Christians about who God really is. more >>
Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson has slammed the United Nations and UNESCO for passing a resolution last week that denies the Christian and Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and Western Wall in Jerusalem.
"Jews and Christians around the world should be morally outraged by UNESCO's theft, robbing them of their history and denying their connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall," Carson wrote in an op-ed published by the Independent Journal Review on Monday.
"UNESCO's adaptation of this virulently anti-Semitic and anti-Israel resolution is an outright abomination," he added. more >>
Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, answers the question of what happened to people before the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and whether they ended up in Heaven or Hell.
Laurie said in a Facebook video on Tuesday that in his view, the correct answer is "neither."
"They went to Hades," he explained. more >>
The Bible shows that Jesus Christ is different from every other religious leader in history, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a Q&A published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Tuesday, a person asked Graham what makes Jesus different from other spiritual figures.
"Why is Jesus any different from every other religious leader who ever lived?" the person asked. "I don't think it really matters what you believe about God, because I think all roads eventually lead to the same place anyway." more >>