While God is all-powerful, it is Satan who is the author of evil, declared famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham in a recent advice column.
Graham was asked in a Q&A column published in The Kansas City Star about the originator of evil and how an all-powerful God was not responsible for evil.
"Who is to blame for all the evil in the world, God or the devil? I'd like to think it's the devil, but if God is all-powerful, doesn't that make Him responsible for everything that happens, even evil?" asked the person. more >>
To have a life that is overflowing with blessing, a person needs to give Jesus total control of one's life, including their career, according to Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Monday, Warren focused his attention on Luke 5:3, which reads as follows: "Jesus got into one of the boats, the one that belonged to Simon, and asked him to push off a little from the land. Then Jesus sat down and continued to teach the people from the boat."
Warren used this verse to illustrate that a person should "give Jesus complete control of your life, including your career." more >>
Even though he is still embroiled in a scandal for his alleged wrongdoings as senior pastor of the now defunct Mars Hill Church, Pastor Mark Driscoll plans to host a conference on how to build a healthy church this fall.
Driscoll's conference, to be held from Nov. 15–17, will be headlined by Texas-based Trinity Fellowship Church Pastor Jimmy Evans, according to SeattlePi. Also included will be Robert Morris, founder of Dallas/Fort Worth-based Gateway megachurch, and Brady Boyd, senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs.
The event will cover issues such as "building a healthy church government," "developing healthy leadership from within," "raising and managing church finances," and "creating a healthy philosophy of ministry." more >>
The gripping apocalyptic adventure film about the rapture and tribulation "Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation," will be in theaters nationwide for one night only coming this September.
Targeting a new generation of moviegoers, the film is inspired by The New York Times best-selling book series Left Behind by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins. The series is no stranger to the big screen and was made popular by actor Kirk Cameron 16 years ago and more recently by Nicholas Cage in 2014. However, "Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation," seeks a new audience by telling the story from the perspective of young adults.
Piggybacking off of the dramatic action movies "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games," the new feature, which will be in theaters on Sept. 28, hopes to take its characters beyond their own fears and desires, opening them to the questions of purpose, and whether their lives and choices really matter. more >>
Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has spoken out on the controversy surrounding a small piece of papyrus dubbed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," which now appears to be a fabrication, by stating that Jesus' bride is the Church, and not a woman who lived on Earth.
"Skeptics of the Bible used this tiny fragment of text to try to prove that the Gospels contained an inaccurate or fragmentary account of Jesus' life. But of course, the Bible was right all along," Ham, a Young Earth Creationist, wrote in an AiG blog on Monday.
"Now, nowhere does Scripture state, 'Jesus was not married.' But none of the Gospel writers — among whom were eyewitnesses and a historian who interviewed eyewitnesses — mention a wife and neither do any of the other New Testament writers. And besides, Jesus' bride is the Church (Ephesians 5:23–32), not a woman here on Earth," he added. more >>
A conservative Presbyterian church formed in 2012 will soon be splitting one of their regional bodies, or presbyteries, into three entities in response to rapid growth.
The Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians is in the process of dividing up the Presbytery of the Northeast into three new regional bodies.
At present, the Presbytery of the Northeast encompasses the region of New England, stretching North to Maine, as far South as Delware and as far West as Eastern Pennslyvania, with Western Pennsylvania being the Presbytery of the Rivers of Life. more >>