Although some Christians feel like they're hopelessly susceptible to temptation, any vice can be overcome if people allow God to help them, says the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a Q&A published in Monday's edition of The Kansas City Star, Graham was asked: "I just can't resist temptation. I claim to be a Christian (and I am), but I get around my old buddies, and before I know it I'm doing things I know are wrong. I've asked God to help me, but it hasn't done any good. Am I always going to be like this?"
The evangelical leader responded to the questioner by assuring him that God's love is unwavering, but added that Christians must also live a life of accountability. "Remember: God loves you, and he doesn't want you to ruin your life or bring disgrace to the name of Christ by your behavior." more >>
Robertson McQuilkin, a former missionary and president of Columbia Bible College in South Carolina who inspired thousands with his love for his first wife, Muriel, when he resigned so he could care for her after she was stricken with Alzheimer's, died on Thursday. He was 88.
Columbia International University, formerly Columbia Bible College, announced his death.
As thousands mourn the death of Harambe the silverback gorilla that was killed to save a young boy's life, the Rev. Franklin Graham used the incident to point out how people get upset and emotional about an animal being killed but don't have the same reaction about the 125,000 babies aborted each day.
In Facebook post on Wednesday, Graham shared The Blaze's article about the incident titled, "While You Were Crying Over a Dead Ape, 125,000 Babies Were Just Murdered." Graham highlighted the double standard of those who are more concerned with the life of an animal than the lives of humans, who God created in His own image and likeness.
Harambe the gorilla was fatally shot on May 28 at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy managed to get into the gorilla enclosure. The zoo keepers decided to put him down because the 17-year-old, 400lb gorilla confronted the boy and began "violently dragging and throwing the child," according to a statement from Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Marc Monahan. more >>
Did you hear that Miss USA Rima Fakih converted to the Christian faith from Islam? She's part of an exciting trend!
The headlines are filled with bad news about the Muslim world in general — and Christian-Muslim encounters in particular. We see horrifying images of Christians kneeling before being decapitated, of kindly nuns executed, of believers by the tens of thousands forced to flee their homes as refugees to escape ISIS.
But as the late Paul Harvey used to say, you need to know "the rest of the story." There are some good, very good, things happening in the Muslim world. more >>
Christians should pray that people who harbor a judgmental attitude will find God's forgiveness, the Rev. Billy Graham advises, citing verses in Matthew and Romans.
The 97-year-old evangelical leader said in a Q&A published in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday that people who are excessively negative and critical are not only unpleasant to be around, they are also sinning against God.
One reason they are committing a sin through their negative, judgmental ways is "because they probably aren't telling the truth, that is, what they're saying about the person they're criticizing often isn't true. Even if partly true, it's not the whole story, and it only brings hurt and conflict." more >>
An underground female church leader in Iran, who in the past helped Pastor Saeed Abedini's ministry, has gone on a hunger strike inside Evin prison in protest of the denial of critical medical attention that she needs.
Mohabat News reported on Monday that Maryam (Nasim) Naghash Zargaran began her hunger strike last week inside the women's ward of Evin, the notorious prison where Abedini spent part of his three and a half year sentence for his Christian faith.
Zargaran has also refused to accept visitors as part of her protest, which has reportedly prompted other inmates to follow in her footsteps. The 36-year-old underground church leader was arrested in winter 2013 for "actions against national security," a charge often made against religious or political prisoners of conscience in Iran. more >>