Lacking the presence of Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, a wide range of topics were discussed at length Thursday night in the last televised debate before the Iowa caucus, including discussions on the Islamic State, Kim Davis, the apocalypse and how the candidates' political views are inspired by their Christian convictions.
While the GOP's top-polling candidate chose to skip the Fox News debate in Des Moines due to his objection to moderator Megyn Kelly, more time was devoted to dissecting and debating the candidates' stances on issues like amnesty, healthcare reform, Russia, the economy, domestic terrorism, and government entitlements.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is currently sixth in the average of national Republican presidential polls and seventh in an average Iowa polls, was asked about his past remarks regarding the religious freedom of Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for over five days last year for refusing to issue marriage licenses with her name on them to same-sex couples. more >>
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking believes humans might destroy the planet within the next thousand to 10,000 years, and suggests the only way for people to survive is to colonize other planets.
"Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or 10,000 years," Hawking said, according to BBC News.
"By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race," he added. more >>
Controversial Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed last year for not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, asserted Monday night that the world is "living in the End Times" and warned that Christians will have to "battle" to hold on to their religious liberties.
Davis, the Rowan County clerk who caused a media firestorm over of her refusal to issue marriage licenses following last June's Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, attended the Family Research Council State of the Family Address Monday night and told The Christian Post that intolerance toward traditional Christian beliefs in America will only "get worse."
"There is a lot of Bible prophecy that has to be fulfilled. Whether you acknowledge it or not, we are living in End Times," Davis said. "How soon will the Lord return? I don't know but definitely there are signs that we are in the end of times and there is a lot of stuff that has to happen to fulfill Bible prophecy. The word of God is infallible and so I suspect it will get a lot worse." more >>
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The stirrings of holiday cheer are all around us, from the Bing Crosby music loop at the Home Depot to the inflatable glowing Santas that every neighborhood seems to have.
But my Bible reading right now is anything but festive. I'm in Revelation, reading about Jesus the Warrior-King, returning to his creation to destroy his enemies with the sword.
Shouldn't I take a break from the Apocalypse to highlight the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay? Isn't there something kind of, well, unseasonable about teaching, at this time of year, about a Christ who bears a sword and a cosmic entourage, who prepares his people a messianic banquet and then prepares for the birds a banquet of the flesh and blood of his enemies (Rev 19:17-19)? It is hard to imagine Tiny Tim exclaiming "God bless us every one" after hearing about southern-fried Gog and Magog. more >>
Tamar Braxton is continuing to warn people about the End Times, this time by revealing an image of what could be interpreted as Jesus coming in the clouds.
The 38-year-old "Calling All Lovers" singer continues to be vocal about her faith on social media by sharing an image of what appears to be a figure in the clouds.
"I took this picture a half an hour ago.... Do you see what I see…," Braxton questioned over 2 million Instagram followers. "He's coming on a cloud for you and won't be very long just wait and see #getready #lightweightscared." more >>
Seems like comic book movies are constantly trying to push new borders on content and storylines. The latest film in the X-Men franchise might be pushing it on religion.
In a trailer released earlier this month by 20th Century Fox, the 2016 film "X-Men: Apocalypse" finds the group of superpower-laden heroes battling an ancient villain named Apocalypse.
"I've been called many things over many lifetimes," says Apocalypse, who lists Yahweh alongside the Egyptian god Ra and the Hindu god Krishna as the names he's been called. more >>