Evangelical leaders are asking whether Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump forgot, or entirely doesn't know about Jesus Christ's call to "turn the other cheek" in the Bible, following Trump's declaration last week that his favorite Bible verse is "an eye for an eye."
"My guess would be it would never be a gamble to overestimate Donald Trump's knowledge of Scripture. My guess is that he either does not know about Jesus' admonition to turn the other cheek, he has forgotten it, or just impulsively quoted the first thing that came to mind, which was the 'eye for and eye' quote. Much of what Trump says seems to be impulsive and spur of the moment sort of stream of consciousness rhetoric," Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, told The Christian Post in an email on Monday.
Have you ever felt completely at a loss spiritually, only to be renewed and lifted up by a time of fellowship with the Lord? It is difficult for us to fully appreciate the discouragement the disciples felt after the crucifixion of Christ.
For one thing, they were distraught over their own personal failings. When the officials came to arrest Jesus, "all his disciples deserted Him and ran away." (Mark 14:50)
And after Christ was killed, the disciples were scared and in a state of complete confusion. John describes how the disciples huddled together "with the doors locked for fear of the Jews," (John 20:19). more >>
Jameel McGee, 35, an innocent black man from Benton Harbor, Michigan, who was imprisoned for four years after a police officer framed him as a drug dealer is calling the now former officer a friend after his Christian faith helped him forgive.
McGee told CBS News that he was minding his own business one day in 2005 when then officer Collins accused him of dealing drugs and then arrested him.
"It was all made up," said McGee. And Collins agreed. more >>
The unknown can be frightening. And that may explain why so many secularists are afraid of religion.
The first week of April saw a social-media-driven panic sweep across the campus of Indiana University. Starting around 9:15 p.m., students started tweeting about a sinister character prowling about campus seeking whom he might devour.
One student tweeted, "[IU] students be careful, there's someone walking around in [KKK] gear with a whip." Another complained about the school's failure to "make students feel safe." more >>
Even though worry permeates everyone's life, it is important for Christians to trust in God's plan to overcome everyday anxieties.
1) Matthew 6:25-27
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life." more >>
Christians can hear God speak to them and depend on his guidance in their lives if they follow four simple steps, says Pastor Perry Noble, answering the question: "How do I know if God spoke to me or if I'm hearing His voice?"
Noble, who heads NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, said in message on his blog Sunday that although he is a pastor, "God speaks to me the same way that He speaks to you," and provided tips on how to hear God in one's daily life.
One effective way to hear God's Word is through the Bible, which serves as a living example of God's message to us, Noble writes. more >>