Pop icon Justin Bieber has moved on to the next part of his spiritual quest to "learn how to spread the Word of God" by spending time with a rabbi in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old performer spent three hours with an unknown rabbi in the Jewish Community Center. He reportedly learned about the Jewish tradition from his manager Scooter Braun. At the time, Braun told Yedioth Ahronoth news that Bieber recited a Christian prayer and the Jewish prayer before each one of his concerts.
Bieber is on a mission to spread the Word of God and has been working with Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz in order to fulfill that mission. The two have spent time together, and Bieber has reportedly cut out all harmful influences in his life, including toxic friends, alcohol and drugs. Just two weeks ago he posted a photo to Instagram with the caption, "The old is gone, the new is here #workinprogress." more >>
A family in West Virginia has adopted 29 children from around the world, including several with severe disabilities and illnesses.
Jeane and Paul Briggs already had five biological children when they decided to open their home to several children who desperately needed a home and people to love and care for them. At least one child is blind, another has Down syndrome, while yet another has a cleft palate. None of that has stopped the Briggs from going through with the adoptions from the United States and across the world.
Despite the circumstances, the family says that they are relying on God to provide for their family and cite their faith as the reason why they have taken in so many children. more >>
The Internet evangelism ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, marked a milestone this past weekend as the 5 millionth person indicated a decision to accept Jesus as his Savior through their evangelistic online presence at PeaceWithGod.net.
"This is significant because we're following Billy Graham's legacy of taking the most advanced technical capabilities available and reaching people where they are with the hope of Jesus," said John Cass, BGEA's Director of Internet Evangelism. "This has given us the opportunity to go to the ends of the earth."
The Search For Jesus ministry, which uses Bible passages and compelling video presentations to share the Gospel with visitors to the site, launched in May 2011. more >>
Billy Graham is being featured in Christian History Magazine this month for his lifetime of work for Jesus Christ.
In honor of the iconic televangelist's 96th birthday on Nov. 7, Christian History Magazine interrupted its quarterly releases with a special edition focused on Graham titled "Billy Graham–Apostle of changed lives and second chances."
"No man has had more personal, one-on-one, impact for faith in Jesus Christ than Mr. Graham," said Michael Austin, a Christian commenter and spokesperson for Christian History Magazine. "He and his family are a living testimony to the faithfulness of the Biblical message he so clearly derived from the start of his ministry to this day. Billy Graham's impact for good in this world is incalculable." more >>
Christine Weick, the Christian woman who snuck into the invitation-only Islamic prayer service last Friday afternoon at the Washington National Cathedral, said that although she interrupted the service to proclaim the name of Jesus and tell worshippers inside to stay away from U.S. churches, she loves Muslims.
"God has a love for them. He does, 'God so loved the world.' That includes Muslims. I have a love for them. They are a beautiful people. Most of them are very kind," Weick, 50, told The Christian Post Sunday.
The service held inside the Episcopal church was meant to promote interfaith prayer and improve global relations between Muslims and Christians, according to church and Muslim group organizers. more >>
Some believe that salvation occurs only after a person is immersed in water. Is this true?
Brantly Millegan, for example, at the Catholic University of America, said the following in a recent interview with the Christian Post, "Catholics baptize infants because infants have Original Sin and need Jesus for salvation just as much as anyone else, and baptism is the way they can receive it."
Many of the early church fathers embraced this view of baptism as well. Even though we cherish many of their teachings, they were fallible…some taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the salvation of all (including Satan), purgatory, and so on. Therefore, we must look primarily at what the scriptures teach. more >>