Nationally known Christian pastors are expressing their condolences following the passing of Left Behind series co-author and megachurch pastor Tim LaHaye, who died of a stroke Monday at age 90.
David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post that he had been friends with LaHaye for more than 40 years and was his pastor for 35.
"Tim was one of the most godly men I have ever known. Almost every conversation I had with him ended with his praying with me and for me. He wrote me extended letters of appreciation for what God was doing in our church. We shared long lunches together talking about ministry and praying for our nation," Jeremiah said. more >>
Tim LaHaye, pastor and co-author of the best-selling Left Behind book series, has died at age 90 following a severe stroke.
LaHaye became a notable name in End Times literature when he co-authored alongside Jerry B. Jenkins the 16-book series which sold over 50 million copies.
In an announcement posted Monday on LaHaye's Facebook page, it was reported that the pastor and author died at a San Diego hospital. more >>
Best-selling author Tim LaHaye has reportedly suffered a severe stroke and might not recover, according to the Oklahoma-based group Prophecy Watchers.
The organization posted a message on Facebook Sunday stating that the 90-year-old co-author of the best-selling Left Behind book series suffered a stroke.
"We received some … very sad news this morning. Tim LaHaye has had a very bad stroke and may not recover," read the Facebook post. "Tim has been a friend and supporter of our ministry from our launch day almost two years ago." more >>
SILVER SPRING, Maryland — The American Church is helping "destroy America" because too many spiritual leaders are acting like "cowards" and not standing up to defend biblical principles in society and culture, Family Research Council Executive Vice President Lt. Gen (Ret.) Jerry Boykin said Friday afternoon.
Giving a keynote speech at The Bridge – International Christian Concern's first annual conference on the persecuted church – Boykin warned that if the church wants to help Christians that are being persecuted for their faith overseas, Christians in the United States need to stop "conforming to the world."
"The church is conforming to the world. We are compromising on every issue — biblical standards. We are compromising and conforming to the world," the former commander of the U.S. Army Delta Force said. "That's why it is ever worse for these Christians that are being persecuted all over the world for living their faith. Because of, we, who are supposed to be the most powerful nation." more >>
SILVER SPRING, Maryland — According to renowned counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka, the Islamic State is not shy about its intentions of trying to usher in the end of the world with a series of battles in one "final jihad." In fact, the jihadis' apocalyptic aim can be seen just by analyzing the terrorist group's real name.
Gorka, the author of the New York Times bestselling book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War and chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University, spoke Saturday at the first annual The Bridge conference for the persecuted church hosted by International Christian Concern and addressed the threat that the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) poses not just to Iraq and Syria, but also the world.
Gorka, who is also adjunct professor at Joint Special Operations University and adjunct national security professor at Georgetown University, said that while most people call the group the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" and the U.S. government refers to the group as "Islamic State of Iraq and Levant," both names are technically wrong by intelligence standards. more >>
There is no way a professional athlete could be successful if she was convinced that her team was destined to lose. There is no way a soldier in the army could be successful if he was convinced the enemy was going to triumph. Yet many Christians labor under a similar mindset, convinced that the world will only get worse before Jesus returns, convinced that Satan will win the coming battles before the coming of the Lord.
Not only is that attitude unhealthy and self-defeating. It is also unbiblical.
Allow me, then, to confront three paralyzing theological mindsets. more >>