Alabama megachurch pastor David Platt urged Christians to give God a "blank check" when it comes to missions, allowing Him to send them anywhere in the world for the sake of the Gospel, even if that means relocating their family to Syria, Somalia or Iraq.
Platt, who is also the Southern Baptist International Mission Board president, said in his recent podcast, "Our Obligation to the Unreached," that Christians' salvation demands that they offer "a blank check before God with no strings from you, from me, from our churches to say we know we must work, we must strive, live, and die to get the Gospel to people who never heard it."
By his estimation, there are 2 billion people in over 6,500 people groups who do not have access to the Gospel. Putting ourselves in their shoes, Platt described, "that would mean that we have the knowledge of God, we've rejected God, we stand condemned before God and if we don't hear the good news of what God has done in Christ then we will die in that state and go to an everlasting hell without ever hearing the gospel." more >>
It is clear to see that God has blessed each and every one of us in so many ways. As Christians, we recognize Jesus as the Father and we are His children. Even if you don't recognize God as your personal Savior, these blessings can still be applied for everyone.
His love can be granted to anyone. This does not mean that everything in this world will be perfect. We live in a world in which we are all sinners. Even though God loves each and every one of us, He requires judgment over sins. God shows us his love in the way He draws us to Himself. Jesus is presented to us as a Savior from our sins. more >>
Roma Downey and husband Mark Burnett are proud to release another family-friendly film for the Feb. 2015. "Little Boy" tells the story of a child who has faith often stronger than that of an adult.
The film features an all-star cast including Ali Landry, David Henrie, Tom Wilkinson, Jakob Salvati, Michael Rapaport, Kevin James, Eduardo Verastegui and Emily Watson. The team works together to tell the story of a 7-year-old boy who is smaller than most but whose father is determined that his size not limit him in any way. However, as the film is set in the 40s, the boy's father is sent to serve in the armed forces.
Because of his father's intense faith, "little boy," as he is known, believes he has the ability to bring his father safely home from war. Whether he succeeds will not be spoiled by the just-released trailer, but the storyline, with the all-star cast and central message of having faith against all odds, is sure to entertain audiences. more >>
Phil Vischer is one of the co-creators of the immensely successful "VeggieTales" films and now, a new series on Netflix.
The series, which released on Nov. 26, has been receiving a great deal of interest and enthusiasm from fans, and Vischer spoke with The Christian Post about the updated show which focuses on bringing the vegetables, including icons Bob and Larry, together in a new, Netflix-exclusive release.
Each episode has a unique storyline, song, and the characters have all received makeovers. So far, Vischer and his teammates have recorded over 50 episodes for the over 30 million Netflix subscribers, which he hopes will expand the audience and introduce children to the creation that garnered critical acclaim. more >>
The American Humanist Association filed a legal complaint Monday against Hall County Schools in Gainesville, Georgia, for allegedly promoting Christianity and prayer during athletic events.
"This action challenges defendants' policy, practice, and custom of authorizing faculty, coaches and other school officials to lead and participate in prayer with students during school-sponsored activities, and their policy, practice, and custom of inserting biblical references into official football team documents and banners," read the complaint filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
"Defendants' policy, practice, and custom of permitting faculty and other school officials to lead and participate in prayer with students during school sponsored activities violates the Establishment Clause. … Defendants' policy, practice, and custom of including religious biblical references in official team documents and banners violates the Establishment Clause," it continues. more >>
The beardless brother of "Duck Dynasty" fame and former senior pastor of White's Ferry Road Church of Christ in West Monroe, Louisiana, is adding his mark to the family's collection of authored books with the release of The Duck Commander Faith and Family Bible — a 1,216-page New King James version Bible that includes personal stories and testimonies from Alan and Phil.
Based on five key components the Robertson family is known for — faith, family, fellowship, forgiveness and freedom — Alan and Phil delve into topics on love, brokenness and healing, guilt, and sin and temptation as they share what the Bible teaches followers to do in response to life's challenging circumstances.
The following is an edited transcript of The Christian Post's interview with Alan Robertson: more >>