Pastor Greg Laurie of the Harvest Church based in California encouraged Christians this Christmas season to appreciate God's gift of eternal life and share it with others.
In a recent blog post entitled "The Gift (How to Keep Christmas Happy)", Laurie discusses the importance of understanding and accepting God's gift to us this holiday season.
Laurie writes on his personal blog that Christians can begin appreciating the gift of salvation right now through justification, referencing Romans 5:1-2 NKJV, which states that those who have been justified by their faith have found peace with God. more >>
Christmas is right around the corner and songs, carols and bells fill the air as people get into the Christmas spirit. The Christian Post caught up with one of the biggest worship leaders of our time, Chris Tomlin, and discussed his album Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship.
Adore: Christmas Songs of Worship is Tomlin's second Christmas album and it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart. "I love Christmas music!" he told CP.
CNN previously estimated that 30 million people sing his worship songs each week and Tomlin said writing Christmas music is different than what he is use to doing because he had to focus on writing about one specific time in Christian history. more >>
The government of Indonesia has said it will deploy close to 1,500 officers to guard Christian churches this coming Christmas season, reportedly fearful of possible ISIS attacks.
Today Online reported that the officers have been dispatched across Indonesia's North Sumatra province, with a mission to protect churches during Christmas and New Year celebrations.
"The security operation has already started at every church," said Commissioner Hamam Wahyudi of the Medan Police. "We're also coordinating with the Mobile Brigade (riot police unit)." more >>
God bless them, Atheists are at it again.
It is Christmas time, the season of good cheer where we celebrate Jesus' birth, but rather than doing that, a group called American Atheists invite us by way of their new billboard campaign to "Go ahead and skip church! Just be good for goodness' sake." As if that's even possible.
Sure, anyone, including atheists, can do good works without acknowledging God, but that doesn't mean they do those good works apart from God because it's impossible to define "good" without also acknowledging good's creator, the moral law giver. If an objective standard of right and wrong or good and evil does not come from that moral law giver then clearly everything is subjective, based on the whims of whenever, however, and on whomever the wind might blow on any given day. more >>
A recently released study from LifeWay Research found that church attendance during the Christmas season is still an important part of the observance.
In a report titled "American Views on Christmas," LifeWay found that 61 percent of adults typically attend church during the Advent season.
LifeWay Research Director Scott McConnell told The Christian Post in an interview that the findings were similar to last year's survey data. more >>
Secular organizations will place a group of displays at the Nebraska capitol that will remain up on Christmas day, effectively muscling out a nativity scene.
Dubbed the "Reason This Season", the displays come courtesy a coalition of groups that include Lincoln Atheists, Omaha Atheists, Omaha Coalition of Reason, and UNO Council for Humanist Thought.
"Reason This Season" will be at the rotunda from Dec. 19-26, taking over all the spaces reserved for displays by any group that applies. As a result, the nativity scene currently on display at the capitol rotunda will be taken down on Dec. 18. more >>