Harvest Ministries Pastor Greg Laurie explained in a Sunday sermon entitled the "The Nonbeliever's Favorite Verse", that Matthew 7:1 exhortation to "judge not" does not mean that Christians should not try to judge the actions and intentions of others, rather, Christians must exercise judgment because there will be many false teachers as the End Times draw near.
Explaining that to judge is to make an evaluation, the California pastor said that Christians are called to make evaluation of other's actions for many reasons, including because there will be many false teachings in the last days.
"So yes, we do need to make judgments and why do we need to do that? Because one for the signs of the last days is that there will be false teachings; one of the signs of the last days will be apostasy," Laurie told the congregation. more >>
Scottish actor Ewan McGregor is set to play both Jesus Christ and the devil in the upcoming 2015 indie movie "Last Days in the Desert," described as "an imagined chapter from [Jesus'] 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert." McGregor argued that there is nothing in the film that people can find offensive.
Entertainment Weekly released on Tuesday the first photo of McGregor from the film, which is set to premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
McGregor said that he is "not worried" about the movie creating controversy, and said that "there's nothing possibly that could upset people [in the film], other than the very nature of imagining a story with Jesus that doesn't exist in the Scripture," he says. "There's nothing offensive. I'm not worried about it, because I believe very much in the heart of the film we made." more >>
Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis group is launching a billboard campaign in Kentucky to advertise the full-size Noah's Ark project currently being built. The billboards are addressed to "intolerant liberal friends," and read: "Thank God You Can't Sink This Ship."
"The media and secularists have spread misinformation about the project all over the Internet and other outlets, and we want to encourage people to discover the truth about the Bible-upholding Ark Encounter," Ham, who is also the Creation Museum President and CEO, explained in his Answers in Genesis blog on Monday.
The Ark Encounter project, scheduled to be completed in 2016 in Northern Kentucky, aims to offer a theme park that presents the biblical account of Noah's Ark. more >>
More than 50,000 gamers from around the world have signed a change.org petition seeking to ban the Bible after the Australian arm of retail giants Target and Kmart pulled Rockstar's "Grand Theft Auto V" from their shelves earlier this month when when customers complained about the "sickening" level of violence against women in the game.
The petition parodies another change.org petition launched by three survivors of sexual violence who call on Target to remove the violent game from store shelves.
The gamers petition that seeks to ban the Bible claims: "It's a book that encourages readers to murder women for entertainment. The incentive is to commit sexual violence against women, then abuse or kill them to proceed or get 'god' points — and now Target are stocking it and promoting it for your Xmas stocking." more >>
Ridley Scott discussed Moses' moral compass in his latest film "Exodus: Gods and Kings" just in time for its debut in theaters on Friday, Dec. 12.
Helmed by Scott, "Exodus: Gods and Kings" stars Christian Bale as Moses, who frees thousands of Hebrews enslaved by Rhamses, portrayed by Joel Edgerton.
Promoting the film ahead of its release, Scott addressed Moses' heroic endeavor as it appears on the big screen, voicing his own opinion on why the prophet followed God's orders to lead the slaves to freedom. The award-winning director told The Christian Post that Moses may have examined the state of affairs in Egypt after he heard the voice of God, therefore realizing the wrongness behind slavery. more >>
Throughout our lives we are going to feel that we might have been treated unfairly in a situation. Not everything in life is going to go the way we want it to. When being mistreated spans over a long period of time, we may find ourselves struggling with resentment.
We often find ourselves resenting others due to insults, bad words, and injustice. But, if we let this linger in our lives it can cause havoc. It can cause us to hurt internally and hurt those around us. Our actions rub off on others even if they are not the cause of the pain. When this happens we must look to a higher power for guidance. The word of God can help us overcome the resentment we may feel.
Below are Bible verses we can look to for guidance: more >>