Christian author and speaker Joyce Meyer reflected in a sermon that the devil convinced her it was her own fault that her father sexually abused her throughout her childhood, and warned Christians that holding on to false guilt can be one of the biggest barriers to growing with God.
"The devil convinced me there must be something wrong with me, for him to want to do that to me," Meyer said in a sermon about God's righteousness posted on Monday, speaking about her father.
The evangelist noted that all her other friends and people that she knew weren't experiencing the same thing, which at the time led her to believe that "there must be something wrong with me." more >>
Officers from multiple U.S. law enforcement agencies including the FBI will reportedly join local police in Jamaica in the investigation of the gruesome murders of American missionaries, Randy Hentzel, 48, and Harold Nichols, 53, on the island Saturday.
While local police are yet to establish a motive for the killings, Joshua Polacheck, counselor for public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, told the Jamaica Observer Monday night that agents from the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Drug Enforcement Administration are likely to join the investigation.
"A high-level investigation has been launched into this matter. Residents have pledged to cooperate fully with the authorities to ensure the perpetrators of this atrocious crime are sought and prosecuted," the island's Police Commissioner Carl Williams told reporters at a press conference. more >>
The Corporate leadership of Target Stores, Inc. has announced that they are now going to allow shoplifters to self-identify as paying customers.
In a statement released last Friday, the ginormous retail chain explained that everyone should be allowed to identify as whatever customer status makes them the most comfortable while shopping at Target.
"In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience for employees and customers alike in many ways," stated Target. more >>
A Colorado woman who used kitchen knives to cut a baby from the womb of a woman she had lured to her home was sentenced Friday to 100 years in prison.
Dynel Lane, 35, did not testify in her defense during her trial, and Judge Maria Berkenkotter sentenced the former nurse's aide to 48 years for attempted murder and 32 years for unlawful termination of a pregnancy, The Associated Press reported. The remaining time on Lane's sentence was for assault charges in the attack on her victim, Michelle Wilkins.
Lane used a Craigslist ad offering free maternity clothes to lure Wilkins, who was seven months pregnant, to her home in 2015. Wilkins testified that her and Lane talked for almost an hour before Lane instigated the assault, when she hit, pushed and tried to choke Wilkins before using two kitchen knives to extract the woman's unborn baby from her womb. more >>
At about noon on Saturday, shocked residents of the Boscobel, St. Mary community on the Caribbean island of Jamaica stumbled upon the bound and lifeless body of missionary Randy Hentzel, 48.
On Sunday, at about 4 p.m., they found the body of Hentzel's colleague, missionary Harold Nichols, 53. His head was reportedly bashed in.
The last time anyone saw them alive, according to the Jamaica Observer, was on Saturday morning when the two men, who worked as missionaries for Pennsylvania-based TEAMS for Medical Missions, were heading out on a trail in the Albion Mountain area of the island. Police say they rented motorcycles in Ocho Rios prior to the fateful trip. more >>
Singapore's City Harvest Church Missions Director Pastor Bobby Chaw has just discoverd that people in Japan received a warning on Facebook about prison-facing Pastor Kong Hee despite the fact that he was in the country to help with relief work for earthquake victims.
Kong, who is the CHC founder, has been posting updates about relief work amidst the humanitarian tragedy in Japan following the earthquake and aftershocks in April.
The pastor is also facing an eight-year prison sentence back home in Singapore, pending appeal, for misusing millions of dollars in church donations for the popstar career of his wife and fellow CHC pastor Sun Ho. more >>