Thousands of Evangelical Christians from over 80 countries reportedly flocked to Jerusalem this week for the Feast of Tabernacles to show support for Israel, and anticipate biblical prophecy centered on the eventual return of Jesus Christ.
"The Bible says, the Word of the Lord will go out of Jerusalem to the ends of the Earth," said International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Director Juha Ketola. "Today the ends of the Earth are coming back to bless the Jewish people!"
The Associates Press reported that the summit, based on the ancient biblical festival, reached its apex on Thursday with the Jerusalem Parade. The Feast of Tabernacles is the Christian term for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, which is marked by a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. more >>
Evangelical leaders and policy groups have come together to launch the "Every Living Thing" campaign, which is centered on protecting animal welfare.
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and The Clapham Group released on Wednesday the "Evangelical Statement on Responsible Care for Animals."
"We resolve to rule and treat all animals as living valued creatures, deserving of compassion, because they ultimately belong to God, because He has created them, declared them good, given them the breath of life, covenanted with them, and entrusted them to our responsible rule," reads the statement, in part, that was shared with The Christian Post. more >>
NEW YORK — A Christian apologist with Mexican and Native American roots, who was raised in predominantly black neighborhoods, has advice for believers who take issue with the phrase "black lives matter" — three words representative of a years-long movement drawing attention to biased policing and systemic issues affecting African-Americans.
Minister D.A. Horton, an author, church planter and urban apologist completing his Ph.D. studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, knows first-hand what it is to be marginalized, tokenized and victimized as the member of a minority community.
He has a heart for urban ministry, particularly for urban youth, and is often tapped to speak on matters related to race and indigenous Christian leadership. more >>
National Geographic's forthcoming scripted miniseries, "Saints & Strangers," is expected to spark discussions about America's history and revitalize interest in the country's founding by its first European settlers ahead of Thanksgiving Day.
The cable network will premiere the two-night event about the 1620 voyage of the pilgrims and adventurers to the new world on Nov. 22. "Saints & Strangers" retells the story of the 101 men, women and children, many of them Christians seeking religious freedom, who traveled aboard the Mayflower from England to America and their first Thanksgiving with the Native Americans. more >>
Presidential candidates seeking the Evangelical vote will be speaking to a sold-out crowd of 7,000 potential voters at a Texas megachurch in mid-October.
Sen.Ted Cruz, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum and Carly Fiorina have already confirmed their attendance and will be expounding on their views to attract support from this coveted interest group during the Oct. 18 forum, sponsored by Prestonwood Baptist Church and the Faith & Freedom Coalition at the congregation's Plano campus.
"As Christians, we're interested in all the issues: marriage and family, sanctity of life, wealth and poverty, racial reconciliation, immigration, human trafficking, justice, and so much more," said Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, to The Christian Post about the church's first-ever candidates' forum. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has backed a "God bless the military" sign at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Hawaii, pointing out that it was erected after 9/11 and is a source of comfort for Marines. An atheist group has called for its removal, however, and argued that if it stays up, similar signs praising Satan or Allah should be erected too.
"The (atheist) group says it is 'divisive.' You've got to be kidding me! But Chaplain Justin 'Chappy' Roberts is defending the sign and says it has been a source of hope and comfort for over 10 years. Fox News says in this report that, tragically, 22 veterans a day commit suicide. Pray for our military — and share this with others who will pray," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday, linking to a Fox video on the issue.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which stands up against what it sees as a breech of the separation of church and state, has been campaigning against the sign, which reads in full: "God bless the military, their families and the civilians who work with them." more >>