A global evangelical group joined leaders from the Roman Catholic Church and other religious denominations in an event at the United Nations to declare that nuclear weapons are contrary to faith, morality and reason, and to call for a ban on their possession.
The Bible "tells us that the peacemakers are blessed," Tyler Wigg-Stevenson, chair of the World Evangelical Alliance's Global Task Force on Nuclear Weapons, said at a public panel discussion at the United Nations headquarters in New York on "Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass" last week, according to a statement released by WEA on Monday.
Wigg-Stevenson reminded that Scripture "also tell us to condemn those who say 'peace, peace' when there is no peace — as the prophet Jeremiah did to the court sycophants in his day, who denied that the nation's injustice invited the judgment of God." more >>
In an interview with Focus on the Family's Jim Daly, to be aired Monday but CP obtained an early copy of the audio recording, likely Republican U.S. presidential candidate Jeb Bush says the United States is the best hope the world has for religious freedom, which is a "non-negotiable point" for him. He also speaks against the killing of unborn children and assisted suicides.
"I don't think being judgmental and kind of coming down from the podium and telling them how it's gonna be is the proper approach," the former Florida governor says, of how he dealt with the issue of unborn children and assisted suicide when he was in office.
"You need to be respectful of the fact that in a diverse society people have different views about this," he adds in the interview. "But I don't think you pull back from your deeply held views. You need to persuade people that protecting an innocent child is a definition of who we are in the broadest possible sense." more >>
I believe there is a common thread that unites the new atheism, the radical left, and the gay activist revolution. It is the philosophy that says, "We will not have God and His Son rule over us!"
It is reminiscent of what is written in Psalm 2: "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, 'Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.'" (Psalm 2:2-3)
To be perfectly clear, I do not believe in trying to establish a Christian theocracy in America (or anywhere) until Jesus returns, at which time He will rule and reign over the world. Until then, we seek to be a positive influence in the society, living godly lives, raising solid families, working for social justice, caring for the poor, advocating for righteousness, being disciples and making disciples, and, in a democratic republic like America, voting according to our principles. more >>
There were twenty-nine Christian college students gathered for worship that morning at Garissa University, Kenya.
They were standing in a circle holding hands as they prayed when Al Shabaab terrorists entered the back door of the building and immediately shot and killed the young woman leading the entire group. One by one, they proceeded to kill each one of them, laughing as they did so.
The militants then continued on to the school's dormitories where they separated students by religion, and began executing all of those who were not Muslims. In all, nearly 150 -- mainly Christian -- students were killed that day. more >>
Yesterday I became aware of President Obama's push to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. Not long after reading Obama's remarks, my social media newsfeeds began to fill with more support for this ban from Alan Chambers, the former president of Exodus International. Both of these men have repeatedly expressed their approval of same sex behavior and unions and are very vocal with their opinions that everyone else should join them in their approval, or be guilty of discriminatory hatred.
But I'm not here to write about Barack Obama or Alan Chambers. They've got enough haters. Please just join me in praying for them both regularly.
To be honest, my personal opinion regarding gay conversion therapy isn't all that positive. I understand that these conversion therapists use some biblical principles in their counseling, and therefore I don't think it's entirely a negative thing. There are much worse things that people are out there doing in the name of Christ, for sure. But it's my belief that the worst thing a same-sex attracted Christian can do is over focus on their same-sex attraction. And let's just be real – when someone is partaking in therapeutic exercises in order to rid themselves of same-sex desires, they're going to over focus on their same-sex desires. Transformation doesn't come by overanalyzing our sin to death, but by beholding the beauty of Jesus and being conformed to his likeness. Putting a big fat magnifying glass over our sin week after week doesn't bring freedom or transformation, but only prolonged enslavement and spiritual narcissism. more >>
The blockbuster Disney classic, "Cinderella" repeats this advice throughout: "Have courage and be kind." Tragically the overwhelming majority of Christian leaders have not followed this biblical admonition regarding LGBT deceit and now the day of reckoning is at hand.
Kudos to those leaders who have demonstrated courage over the past decade but to those who have fallen short, may this commentary provide challenge and conviction. Homosexuality is labeled as "unnatural," "indecent," "impure," "shameful," "degrading," and a "perversion" (Rom.1:24-27) by a loving and holy God and if 2-3% practice this lifestyle, it is and always will be sinful behavior.
For the record, deception can be humorous, humane or harmful. Guess which one has been given a "full-court press" by Gay activists to dupe the masses in America? more >>