Pastor E. Dewey Smith Jr., longtime friend of Pastor Teddy Parker Jr., who shot himself outside his home as his church and family waited for him on Sunday, dismissed "diabolic" chatter about his friend Thursday, including the notion that he is going to hell for what he did as "ludicrous" and "unbiblical." Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, N.C., agrees.
"People have been saying absolutely diabolic stuff. My friend wasn't even cold yet, he hadn't even left the crime lab. ... My friend was not in anything illicit or immoral," said Smith, senior pastor at The House of Hope Atlanta (Greater Travelers Rest), to The Christian Post Thursday.
"My friend was sick. He was the most kind, loving, humble, most genuine, loyal person I've ever met in my life and he was sick. He had a sickness and that's it. He had a sickness just like somebody who had cancer and it was a sickness that was beyond his control," he said. more >>
Her mother bore five children in five years, fell into post partum depression, then abandoned her husband and family. She embraced witchcraft and ultimately became homeless in the streets of Tacoma, Wash. But God had a rescue plan to save her in the final chapter of her life.
"I cried every day for hours from the time I was nine until I was 30-years-old," says Yvonne Trimble, who serves as a missionary in Haiti with her husband Joel. "She left when I was nine. You don't know how much little girls are attached to their mothers," she says.
Yvonne's mother, Yvette, originally came to the U.S. from Puerto Rico, where she had been adopted into a wealthy family. Years later when Yvette went back to visit her father, she learned he had remarried and she would be excluded from his will. The shock triggered a nervous breakdown. more >>
Doctors in Hungary are amazed that an infant born in July has beaten all odds and is thriving after the baby's mother was put on life support at only 15 weeks gestation. The mother was pronounced brain dead by medical staff, but doctors kept her on life support for 12 weeks so that the baby could grow and be safely delivered; it is only one of three cases known like this in the world.
Doctors have not revealed any information about the mother or child's identity out of respect for the family but spoke about the miracle that took place over the three months the woman was kept on life support. The 31-year-old suffered a stroke and was declared brain dead; doctors performed an ultrasound and discovered that the 15-week-old fetus was still moving.
"In the first two days we struggled to save the mother's life and it was proven… that circulation and functions stopped. On the second day when [other] examinations were carried out, we found the baby was alive and kicking well in its mother's body," Dr. Bela Fulesdi told Daily Mail. more >>
There are four late-term abortionists remaining in the United States, and half of them practice their gruesome profession in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico.
It's there where boyfriends and parents often drag young women, halfway across the country, to end of the life of their child. On any given day, you can see the out-of-state license plates that fill the parking lot and perfectly detailed rental cars that have just come from the airport.
Because New Mexico is one of the few states left that allows abortion-on-demand up until the moment of birth, it's there were abortionist Curtis Boyd and his cronies kill viable babies (babies that if born down the street at the University of New Mexico's hospital would be given every chance to live). They use the infamous MOLD technique (Misoprostol, Oxytocin, Laminaria, and Digoxin), which injects a lethal dosage of digoxin into the baby's heart and then leaves the mother 3 to 4 days to carry her dead child inside of her until her body is ready for labor. And if she gives birth before making it back to the abortion facility? The "doctors" tell her to just sit on the toilet, call them, and not to look down. more >>
As the U.S. Supreme Court begins to consider whether to take up the Texas abortion ban case, legal experts say it might end up turning on a decision by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
On Nov. 4, Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and other pro-abortion groups appealed to the Supreme Court to reinstate a district court's injunction that blocked a portion of the state's abortion law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a local hospital, citing that it would close a majority of abortion clinics in the state and block women's access to abortion.
The appeal was filed with Justice Antonin Scalia, who gave the state until Tuesday to file a response. Scalia could rule on the injunction himself, or refer the issue to the nine-member Court. more >>
For the last year I have been dreading the end of fall because I knew that it would signal the start of the Christmas season.
Christmas is always a force to be reckoned with. On a normal year, it approaches with the subtlety and restraint of a runaway locomotive. We began planning for Christmas at Fresh Life this summer and even then, when it still seemed far away, it was difficult to think about facing the world wrapped in lights, silver bells and holly. Last week, I walked into a Starbucks in New Mexico and saw eggnog latte's were on the menu and they had a big display of Advent calendars near the counter.
Ready or not, here it comes. more >>