Former New England Patriots running back Craig James spoke out against gay marriage on Monday and asserted that those who support same-sex unions "have a problem with God" and are giving in to Satan.
Speaking about the San Franciso Giants and New England Patriots' support for a legal brief advocating for same-sex marriage in a case the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments on in April, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins asked James to comment on society's shaming of Christians who support traditional marriage and the media's support for anyone who advocates for gay marriage.
James, who played for the Patriots in the 1980s, spoke fondly about the diversity among his teammates and how he was encouraged, not discourgaed, to read the Bible while the team was traveling to games. more >>
In a recent sermon, Texas megachurch pastor Matt Chandler proclaimed that showing favoritism and partiality toward the rich while turning a blind eye to the weak and poor is as much of a sin as murder or adultery.
Preaching on the first chapter of James on March 1, Chandler challenged his congregation at The Village Church in Flower Mound not to "cuddle" up with the rich and powerful just because they have elite status and are seen as relevant. He explained that Jesus called on his followers to help the poorest and weakest in society and it "dishonors God" for his followers to be more interested in cozying up to the wealthy.
"We hear about partiality, we hear about favoritism, and the unregenerate heart says, 'I didn't kill nobody. I didn't commit adultery. I didn't break any major law.' And James' point is, so what if you didn't murder or commit adultery, if you are showing impartiality, you have broken the law," Chandler asserted. "You discriminate; you broke the law. [If] you are a racist, accidentally or not, you have broken the law. If you avoid the poor, you have broken the royal law of love. You have sinned against God." more >>
After developing a bad reputation in the minor leagues for his me-first attitude, addiction to partying and use of a "performance enhancing" drug, Major League Baseball outfielder Steven Souza Jr. is saying that it wasn't until he finally found God that he was able to turn his personal life and playing career completely around.
Souza, a 25-year-old coming off of an International League most valuable player award and who is now trying to make the Tampa Bay Rays' opening day roster, began his professional baseball career in 2007 when he was drafted in the third round of the MLB first-year player draft by the Washington Nationals.
Being what they call a "bonus baby," a minor league player with a healthy signing bonus, Souza seemingly cared more about living the flashy lifestyle of a professional baseball player rather than focusing on improving his game so that one day he could actually be called up to the major leagues. more >>
Sadie Robertson who stars on A&E's "Duck Dynasty" is requesting prayers for one of her young fans who is facing a hard battle against cancer.
The 17-year-old reality star shared a photo of a young boy no more than four years old strapped into wire monitors on his hospital bed on Friday, March 6. Robertson urged her followers to pray for the child, Sam, as he endured an additional round of chemotherapy treatment over the weekend.
"This little one is going through another round of chemo and he really needs all the prayer he can get," Robertson wrote in the caption. "He is a precious little angel… Please lift him up in prayer today #samstrong." more >>
A printing company based in Ireland has refused to print out invitations for a gay couple's wedding.
Beulah Print and Design, a business located in Drogheda, garnered headlines earlier this week for declining to print out the invitations for a same-sex couple.
A very simple concept in life some people ignore is sowing and reaping. The act of sowing is anything we put our focus, time, energy, or money into. Reaping is the results or consequences in what we have sown. The Bible gives great education on this concept and how it can influence our external rewards.
We must recognize that our life is one big field waiting for the right seeds to be planted. There is a famous saying, that is still said today, "you reap what you sow." This statement is actually very true and links back to the Bible. Looking over our own lives, and taking out the bad seeds and replacing them with a seed of determination. A concept like this can bring a change for the better. One day, you'll reap a huge reward from God, whether on earth or in His kingdom.
Check out these 7 Bible verses about sowing and reaping below: more >>