Evangelical preacher Franklin Graham has warned that there will be no forgiveness or second chances in hell, commenting on the early prison release of South African Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who served only 10 months out of a five year sentence.
"In hell, where all who are guilty of breaking God's laws will be condemned for eternity, there will be no parole, no forgiveness, no second chances," Graham warned in a Facebook post on Monday.
He added: "God is offering amnesty to all sinners if they are willing to repent and turn from their sins and receive God's provision for their sin — the blood of His very own Son, Jesus Christ, who died on a Cross for the sins of all mankind, was buried, and God raised to life." more >>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow turned 28 on Friday and celebrated the occasion by sharing an exclusive video highlighting the five years his foundation has been helping people in need.
"Many blessings in my 28 yrs. Being part of 5 yrs of @tebowfoundation is one of the best!" Tebow tweeted.
As outspoken Christian quarterback Tim Tebow played in his first NFL game in almost two years Sunday afternoon, the 28-year-old was greeted with a loud standing ovation. He later ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 36-10 victory.
Tebow last played in August of 2013 when he was signed with the New England Patriots, but was later released after a rough preseason. After Tebow signed with the Eagles during the offseason, Philly fans were eager to show their excitement to have the former Florida Gator standout on their roster.
As fellow Christian quarterback Mark Sanchez got the nod to start the Eagles first preseason game of the 2015 season against the Indianapolis Colts, Tebow finally entered into the contest midway through the third quarter, and was greeted by the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field with a standing ovation. more >>
At 96, world renowned evangelist Billy Graham continues to share the Gospel by answering people's questions about Jesus Christ through his evangelistic association's "My Answer" initiative.
A person who goes by the name L.D. wrote to the Billy Graham Evangelic Association to ask the evangelist about the deity of Jesus Christ and what sets Him apart from say Buddha or Muhammad.
The reader asked: "I know Christians believe Jesus was divine, but what exactly do you mean by that? Most of the religions I've studied have their holy men and women, but what makes Jesus any different from them? — L.D." more >>
For a recent article about Joyce Meyer Ministries' latest annual report, The Christian Post contacted its representatives with questions about the contents of the financial statements and also sought clarification on previously reported controversial aspects of the nonprofit.
CP followed up that initial July 24 article this week with responses from Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) representative, in an article entitled: "Joyce Meyer Ministries Addresses Controversies About Financial Practices" This sidebar article, however, includes the full email exchange between CP and Lori Ann Potter, public relations liaison for the organization.
The email exchanges occurred July 29-30, and appear below in that order. CP's original questions have been edited for better clarity for the reader. more >>
A representative for Joyce Meyer Ministries insists that the non-profit organization has long valued transparency and financial accountability and was not, in fact, moved to make significant changes to its financial operations due to being targeted by a Senate investigation or scrutiny from investigative reports.
Meyer is a popular Bible teacher and bestselling author who is president of her namesake nonprofit and also co-founder, along with her husband, of the ministry's St. Louis Dream Center, where Meyer occasionally preaches. The Fenton, Missouri-based Christian ministry, which enjoys the "regular support" of 405,414 donors, recently released its latest annual financial report detailing its assets, expenditures, and the results of its charitable and evangelistic endeavors. Data not included in the report, however, are the salaries paid to members of Joyce Meyer Ministries' board of directors, specifically, to her husband and two sons. At one time, members of the Meyer family (including daughters Laura Holtzmann and Sandra McCollom) accounted for 50 percent of JMM's board members.
The ministry, founded in 1985 as Life in The Word, expanded its board from eight to 12 members when it joined the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) in 2009, about two years after the Senate probe was launched. Scrutiny by the St. Louis-Post Dispatch allegedly also prompted the JMM board to reduce its CEO's salary and change how Meyer financially benefits from her lucrative book sales. Proceeds from Meyer's books, along with honorariums from her private speaking engagements, are given to the ministry and not to Meyer herself, according to an attestation letter in JMM's annual report. more >>