Even though the Bible reveals times when God was angry, people cannot compare their selfish anger to His righteous anger, says the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Friday, Graham was asked how anger can be considered wrong if God was often angry in the Bible.
"I admit I get angry fairly easily, but why is anger supposed to be a sin? After all, the Bible says that God sometimes gets angry, doesn't it? And wasn't Jesus angry when He drove those money changers out of the Temple?" inquired the person. more >>
Controversial senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, Bishop Eddie Long, returned to his flock Sunday after rumors emerged last week that he allegedly traveled to Mexico to receive treatment for his undisclosed "health challenge."
New Birth released a single low quality photograph taken from a distance and accentuated with virtual marker arrows to help identify their pastor waving and smiling alongside his spiritual son Pastor Brian Tamaki of New Zealand's Destiny Church who was part of a celebration of the bishop's 29 years in ministry on Sunday. Other photos of the celebration posted online were similarly long shot photos.
Prior to the release of this photograph, New Birth officials had declined to comment on the exact date of Long's return to church and did not respond to questions about his health from The Christian Post. more >>
A pair of statements released, one denouncing Donald Trump's bigotry and another calling on progressives to repent, showcase the divide within the evangelical Christian American community during the current election cycle.
In late September a coalition of evangelicals, including many who consider themselves to be socially or politically progressive, posted a petition on change.org denouncing the extreme rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Several evangelical leaders, along with, as of Monday morning, more than 18,000 signatories, have declared that Trump's campaign has empowered the bigoted elements of American society. more >>
The pastor of a Las Vegas church, which describes itself as "a church for people who don't like church," is in the middle of an "odd" series of sermons called "Tattooed," to highlight issues related to identity. As part of the series, the pastor got his first-ever tattoo during the worship service and while delivering his sermon.
"The one Jesus loves," reads the tattoo Pastor Vince Antonucci of the Verve Church got on stage during the worship service last Sunday, two weeks after he started the month-long series on Sept. 18.
The pastor received the tattoo from Las Vegas tattoo artist Chance Gomez, who is a Christian. more >>
The senior vice president of the American Family Association has warned that churches in America continue to receive a failing grade when it comes to categories such as prayer, discipleship and worship, and said that unless something dramatic happens, this dark future will remain in place.
"So, the current report card points to failure and will likely continue unless something dramatic happens. Christians today are not only losing ground to Jesus' command to make disciples but the growing population of unchurched refuse to embrace our worldview and are growing more antagonistic to our beliefs about Jesus Christ," Smith wrote in an article on the AFA website, while commenting on the book, Churchless, by George Barna and David Kinnaman, which examined the rising population of adults in America who do not attend church.
"The friction is heating up between these opposite and competing worldviews by an antagonistic, progressive and emboldened effort from popular culture to evangelize the Church," he added. more >>
A theological-doctrinal controversy has erupted among prominent evangelical leaders concerning whether Christians, in seeking to reach millennials in a post-Christian world, should focus paramount attention on the bodily resurrection of Jesus on the first Easter Sunday, or alternatively, should emphasize the complete accuracy and veracity of Holy Scripture.
It is certainly true that an authoritative and accurate Bible is the only guaranteed way to truly discern between the one true Jesus who was, is, and forever will be in contrast to the various counterfeit christs conjured up in the fallen hearts of men.
And yes, a belief in the bodily resurrection of Jesus is essential to the Christian faith. However, while I am not questioning Pastor Andy Stanley's motives, as a fellow Christian pastor I am deeply concerned when such an influential Christian pastor says, "If you believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, that's all I need to know." more >>