If God is as loving as people say, why does He condemn people who don't keep His statutes? Why are nonbelievers banished to spend eternity in Hell? These questions are pondered by many, but Christian apologist Lee Strobel says God doesn't send people to Hell — they send themselves.
Strobel tackles these and other questions in detail in his recently updated New York Times best-seller The Case For Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus.
"Jesus teaches more about Hell than anyone in the entire Bible," Strobel writes. "Doesn't that contradict His supposed gentle and compassionate character?" more >>
Some fans speculated that George R. R. Martin is again out-of-focus to work on "The Winds of Winter" (TWOW), the sixth novel of the epic fantasy series "A Song of Ice and Fire" (ASOIAF). The concerns surfaced after the bestselling author wrote on his online journal that "life is meaningless and full of pain."
Uninspired to Work on TWOW?
GRRM, who is a self-confessed football and baseball fan, made the journal entry after the New York Giants and the New York Jets suffered "painful loses," alongside with the New York Mets who got eliminated in the wild card game. The 68-year-old novelist specified on his post that sports are making him feel unhappy in the past days. more >>
Archaeologists have announced the publication of more than 25 Dead Sea Scroll fragments, each holding various excerpts from the Hebrew Bible dating back almost 2,000 years.
The fragments include written information about some of God's promises of rewards for those who obey the 10 Commandments, as found in the Book of Leviticus.
Live Science reports that the fragments, found in the Qumran caves in the West Bank, come from the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Samuel, Ruth, Kings, Micah, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Joshua, Judges, Proverbs, Numbers, Psalms, Ezekiel and Jonah. more >>
DULUTH, Georgia — A West Coast pastor who regularly converses with some of the world's most famous celebrities is urging Christian leaders to take good care of their soul because burnout is all but inevitable if they do not.
Judah Smith, lead pastor of City Church, which has several locations in both Washington state and in the greater Los Angeles-Hollywood area, sat down with The Christian Post at the Catalyst conference before he spoke to thousands at the Infinite Energy Center to discuss the importance of taking care of one's soul and his relationship with pop star Justin Bieber.
Smith, author of The New York Times best-seller Jesus Is_________, explores in his new book, How's Your Soul? Why Everything That Matters Starts With The Inside You, what it looks like to root one's inner life in the only Person who can bring lasting peace and satisfaction: God. more >>
"The Winds of Winter" (TWOW), the sixth novel of "A Song of Ice and Fire" (ASOIAF) volumes, will not hit bookshelves anytime soon. However, George R. R. Martin's original outline for the epic fantasy series suggests that five characters have an excellent chance of not getting killed in the upcoming novel.
The Characters Who Will Most Likely Not Die
Years before Bantam Books launched the first novel "A Game of Thrones," GRRM submitted a three-page outline for the ASOIAF series, which he originally envisioned as a trilogy. In the 1993 outline, the bestselling author specified that five central characters, three men and two women, will live throughout the book series. more >>
Famous evangelist Nick Vujicic, who speaks and inspires millions around the world with his story of hope despite being born with no arm and no legs, has shared information about his recent tour of Europe and the thousands who've come to Christ during it.
Vujicic has been posting on social media several snippets of his time in Europe, particularly in Ukraine and Slovenia last month, where he had the opportunity to meet national leaders and ministers before thousands of people.
"Hey guys, good morning. Last night was incredible, 60 percent of 5,000 people in the auditorium stood up to receive the Lord Jesus Christ. I am here on national TV to do a recap, and from here we go speak to the Parliament, the national government of Ukraine," Vujicic says in one of the videos, looking back at his time in Ukraine. more >>