Spain has come a long way in embracing the Gospel and continues to thrive despite being known as a dead end for Protestant churches, said Juan Carlos Escobar, general superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Spain.
Escobar's message on church planting was part of the denomination's 100th anniversary celebration taking place in Springfield, Missouri, this week. He noted that the country's religious landscape has shifted over several decades and will do so as the Assemblies of God intends to plant a total of 1,000 churches by 2020.
"It's true, Spain and other countries are cemeteries for preachers, evangelists and missionaries. However, they are not cemeteries of death but they are breeding grounds for the Gospel," said Escobar. more >>
A publisher is offering a Bible that it claims can withstand much of the damage that comes from elements and time and even "literally walk on water."
Forever Publishing is marketing a "Life Proof" Bible that it claims uses the latest technology to make a Bible that can survive exposure to water, dirt, and other harms from heavy travel.
Jared Casey, founder of Forever Publishing, told The Christian Post that the "Forever Bible" was based off of advances in nanotechnology. more >>
Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly is reportedly improving every day since being transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last week, and an expert in the field of infectious diseases has said that there is no need for Americans to worry about contracting the disease.
Dr. Rossi A. Hassad, a member of the American College of Epidemiology told The Christian Post that there is actually no need to be concerned about the disease spreading.
"From a scientific perspective and based on evidence, panic is not warranted, but the general public does not have that knowledge or information. So when it comes to the general population, and given that when people think of Ebola they think of movies they've seen or documentaries … that's more fiction than it is infection. There is a version of that that is real, and that is a severe case of Ebola, which is when the patient progresses to end-stage and begins hemorrhaging from every organ, internally and externally. Sometimes that is what is portrayed by the media as scary, but most patients don't get there," Hassad explained. more >>
Trans World Radio and allied broadcasting ministries say they are "nursing a spark of Gospel witness" in the Middle East and South Asia, where Christians in these regions are under heightened cultural and political pressures – some of them violent.
The director of TWR's Arabic Ministry, whose identity is withheld for security reasons, said organizations such as TWR, SAT-7, Feba are using radio, TV and new media, to cross-promote programs and share resources and content as they reach out to these troubled lands.
"What gives hope to mothers who have lost their children in war?" asked the director. "What gives hope to men who have lost their life's savings and careers? What gives hope to children who have lost their innocence as they witness the bloody war around them? Only Jesus Christ can restore their broken hearts and souls, and we believe that media is a powerful tool to remind them every day of these firm facts." more >>
Text messages sent by the teenage missionary who reportedly admitted to raping children at a Kenyan orphanage surfaced this week revealing his belief that he was possessed by a demon named "Luke" at the time of the offenses.
Evidence brought by the Assistant US Attorney cites text messages from the indicted rapist Matthew Lane Durham, 19, to a friend. Those messages include threats to the Kenyan orphanage founder.
Newlyweds Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard shared a picture of wedded bliss as the couple had a simple lunch at the Walmart in Springdale, Arkansas.
Duggar dropped by her husband's workplace to catch up with him and posted a picture of the moment on her Instagram, which she captioned: "Lunch with my best friend at his workplace".
The picture, which was posted on Wednesday, showed the happy couple sitting at a table in the employees' cafeteria of Walmart, and the two were smiling for the camera. Duggar wore a green shirt, and she explained in her Twitter account that she wore it in honor of Gastroschosis Awareness Day. Gastroschosis is a birth defect that causes the intestines to protrude from a hole in a baby's abdomen. more >>