As Pastor Mark Driscoll continues to rebuild his ministry after the collapse of his Seattle-based Mars Hill Church in 2014, the clergyman is offering his biblical perspective on perceived unforgivable sin.
In a video blog posted to his website Monday, the Arizona-based Trinity Church pastor tackled the issue in the context of specific Scriptures, and advised that once a believer receives eternal life, they can't lose it.
The viewer expressed difficulty with understanding certain Scriptures, asking if there is a single act that is unforgivable and "excludes a person from salvation." The viewer noted Scriptures that seemed to contradict each other, referring to Mark 3: 20-29, Mark 3: 28-29, Matthew 12: 31-32 and Luke 12:10. more >>
Conservative Christian brothers David and Jason Benham are speaking out against the government's "godless agenda" that stems from the "hippie sexual revolution" and the Obama administration's transgender directives that pressure schools to give boys access to girls bathrooms and locker rooms.
"From the hippie sexual revolution of the '60s to the gender unicorn today — our school rooms are the fertile soil for godless government agendas," the Benhams wrote in a Facebook post Monday.
David Benham elaborated on those thoughts in a speech he made last week at the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board meeting where he talked about the Department of Education's directive. more >>
People should never think that God hates them just because they live with a disability or suffer from physical problems, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In his advice column on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, a person who has a physical disability asked Graham why God allowed them to have physical problems.
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 >>