RICHMOND, Va. — Thousands of Christians converged on Virginia's capitol grounds Wednesday to pray for the nation at a rally held by the Rev. Franklin Graham and to declare that they will be voting for biblical principles in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.
According to organizers, approximately 8,200 people crowded the steep hill of the capitol grounds, singing and joining hands in prayer, as Graham held the second-to-last stop on his nationwide Decision America Tour.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Graham expressed amazement at the turnout for the hour-long rally, saying the numbers of attendees was "just incredible" and impressive "to have this many people come out here in the middle of a work day to pray." more >>
When his wife unexpectedly converted to Christianity, former atheist Lee Strobel said her decision left the couple teetering on divorce. A demonstration of Christ's love, however, would tip the scales.
In a recent interview with The Christian Post, Strobel says that he began referring to himself as an atheist during his teenager years, and after he had married his wife, Leslie, he loathed her subsequent conversion to Christianity.
In his newly revised New York Times bestseller The Case For Christ, Strobel says his wife's conversion felt like a bait-and-switch scam. more >>
Newly engaged worship leader Israel Houghton says he doesn't deserve to be loved by God or his fiancee Adrienne Bailon but says he embraces their love anyways.
In a recent Instagram post, Houghton posted a photo of himself and Bailon at their Parisian-themed co-ed wedding shower hosted by West Hollywood eatery Fig & Olive.
"God Favors Me! been listening to this song on repeat for the last several days by @bishophez - I know I don't deserve to be chosen and loved by God let alone by this life changing woman @adriennebailon - but it's not about deserving or earning or achieving one's love- it's about receiving it. And I humbly and gladly receive... my heart is so overwhelmed by both the love of God and the love of this amazing woman. My fiancé, my forever... and like Hez says 'don't worry about your haters, your haters can't do nothing with you,' I receive that too. #HappilyEverHoughton," he wrote. more >>
Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence told thousands of Liberty University students that the United States is at a "testing point," urging them not to sit out this election.
"Nowhere in the Bible does it teach that we are to sit on the sidelines of history and this is no time for people of faith to sit on the sidelines," Pence told the crowd of approximately 15,000 students and guests gathered at the Vines Center on campus for Wednesday's convocation.
Noting in his 45-minute speech that he joined Donald Trump's campaign "in a heartbeat" when he was asked, Pence said the choice before Americans in the upcoming presidential election couldn't be more stark. more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham has said that despite what Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump might claim, his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is not the devil, and warned that Hell is a real place where millions are going.
"Donald J. Trump has said Hillary Clinton was the devil, but I can assure you that's not the case. The devil is real. Hell is a real place. The Bible says Hell is a place of darkness, a place of eternal torment, a place of 'eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels' (Matthew 25:41)," Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
The 47th annual GMA Dove Awards named Lauren Daigle and Kirk Franklin among the biggest winners last night, while reuniting the legendary group DC Talk on stage.
Tuesday's show at the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, surprised everyone in attendance when rock/rap trio DC Talk hit the stage together following a 16-year hiatus. TobyMac kicked things off by performing one of his songs and then brought out bandmates Kevin Max and Michael Tait to perform "Love Feels Like," a new tune that brought the three together in the studio this past year.
As the award show continued, Lauren Daigle earned the night's top honor for the prestigious category of "Artist of the Year," just one year after being named the best "new artist" in Christian music by the association. more >>