Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of world renowned evangelist Billy Graham, is asking why people keep resisting and arguing with God despite His undisputed power.
"If God is undisputed in His power in the universe — and He is — why do we argue with Him, resisting His authoritative claim on our lives?" Lotz asked in a Facebook post on Monday.
"He created you and me, He bought us at Calvary, and He is the only One Who has the right to rule our lives. Would you yield the reins of the government of your life to Him? You and I need to stop resisting His will, stop arguing about His purpose, stop complaining about His methods, and just submit to His authority." more >>
Christian historians and philosophers are calling into question some of Donald Trump's recent theological and political statements, noting that salvation and Christian success does not necessarily look like increased influence in politics.
At a gathering Thursday in Orlando sponsored by the American Renewal Project, the Republican presidential nominee told evangelical Christian leaders in attendance that he would work to repeal the 1954 Johnson amendment which prohibits churches and nonprofit ministries from endorsing candidates. He told them "you've been silenced" and that their voice in government would increase in a Trump administration; he further contended that if he is elected, church attendance would also rise.
In a statement Monday to The Christian Post, Thomas Kidd, professor of history and director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University, said "with each passing day, it becomes more difficult to discern what Trump's 'actual' beliefs are on any subject, including theology or political policy." more >>
When God makes spiritual changes in one's life they often occur gradually, not instantly, says Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren.
"The Holy Spirit will make changes in your life far beyond anything you thought possible, but they're not going to happen overnight," says Warren in a recent installment of Pastor Rick's Daily Hope.
Warren explains that when Saddleback Church began its "Decade of Destiny" he prayed that with the help of the Holy Spirit and through the Word of God, as well as help from small groups, the church would become more Christ-like over the decade to come. more >>
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" can be seen in a video telling a young girl at Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham's Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky that she is a "wonderful, beautiful animal," though Ham argued back that she was created by God.
Ham has been posting online a series of videos showcasing the debate between himself and Nye at the Ark Encounter in July, with the latest addition on Sunday featuring a conversation the two men have with a young girl as they are walking through the life-sized Noah's Ark theme park.
The girl in the video asks "How did God create us?" to which Ham replies that "the Bible says He spoke and it happened." more >>
Televangelist Paula White said on CNN Friday that Donald Trump is a "man who loves God" and is "hungry in his heart for God," a claim many Christian leaders have long doubted.
White, who has been friends with Trump for many years and is one of his spiritual advisers, told host Erin Burnett that when Trump watched a few of her sermons on Chritsian television, he randomly called her up and repeated them back to her almost verbatim.
Host Erin Burnett asked White about Trump's missteps when speaking about faith, including his clumsy use of "two Corinthians" and his claim that he did not need to ask God for forgiveness. more >>
Popular worship leader Israel Houghton has had quite the rough ride after announcing his divorce earlier this year. Despite all the controversy, he is giving marriage another shot and has asked his new girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon, to marry him.
Houghton took to Instagram on Saturday with a photo of Bailon's hand in front of the prestigious Eiffel Tower in Paris, sporting a massive engagement ring.
"I have seen and felt the essence of God's grace through the life, the kindness and the courage of this woman. I've seen her attacked, lied about, wrongfully accused, mocked, laughed at, and misunderstood. But, I've also seen the shining example of the eagle she is that rises above the cacophony of the noise of ignorants- I'm learning from her example. She loves Jesus. She loves her family. She loves people. Even the ones that don't love her back. I pray God give me that same grace in my life. I've taken a giant leap of faith in asking her to share life with me forever and to give me a shot at getting it right this time... She has graciously granted my request... She said yes. Thanks Be To God. Thank you @adriennebailon for graciously loving me," Houghton captioned the photo. more >>