The Islamic State has released a new guide informing mothers within the caliphate how they should properly raise their babies to be fully prepared to fight in the Muslim extremist jihad.
The publication, called "Sister's Role in Jihad," surfaced online and is designed to encourage mothers to begin training their children at an infant age to take on a radical mindset in order for the kids to be prepared for battle when they reach the appropriate age to join ISIS' fighting ranks, the Daily Mail reports.
The publication, which was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute in a report they are conducting on the indoctrination of children, asserts that the most important job for women in the ISIS caliphate is indoctrinating their children into Muslim extremism "while they are babies." more >>
Let me begin by applauding your desire to know God's will. This is often a sign of spiritual health. God guides those who are willing to follow.
When it comes to knowing God's will, more often than not, unless it's written in His word, there are no specific answers. For instance, the Bible doesn't say who to marry or where to work, but it does offer important principles that lead you in the right direction. However, there are other areas that are clearly God's will for our lives: to be saved and to worship Him, to be holy and set apart for His glory, to be ﬁlled continually with the Holy Spirit, to witness to others, to make disciples, and so on. (Refer to I Timothy 2:4; I Thessalonians 4:3-7; Ephesians 5:17-18; and Matthew 28:19.)
Although this article will not outline God's specific will for your life, it will provide guidance for the journey. The best way to know God's will is to be filled with His Spirit, pray for direction, and obey His word. For example, I'm alarmed at the number of couples who are convinced that God is leading them toward marriage, yet they engage in premarital sex and are considering living together before marriage. I'm equally amazed at the number of people who don't have a servant's heart, who don't apply the word, who don't spend time in prayer, who don't display humility, and yet think the Spirit is leading them. more >>
A group of Christian surfers in New Zealand saved a mother and her two sons from drowning on Christmas Day after the family was caught in a near-lethal rip tip tide off the shore of a beach an hour west of Auckland.
The five surfers, who are all members of a local Christian surf club called the North Shore Christian Surfers Group, saved the mother and her two teenage sons who were allegedly close to drowning when the surfers rescued them, The New Zealand Herald reported Thursday.
The surfers, Darren Celliers, Caleb Lemkus, Olly Mason, Lewis Mennie and Troy Duckworth, arrived at Bethells Beach around 6:30 p.m. last Thursday when they were quickly told by a beachgoer of the swimmers in distress. more >>
Kelly Rowland is focused on her mother being a guardian angel instead of merely passing away into death.
Doris Rowland Garrison, 66, mother of Rowland, the 33-year-old singer formerly of Destiny's Child, died last month. The tragic news came just weeks after Rowland gave birth to her first child, Titan Jewell Weatherspoon.
However, the singer decided to reflect on her 2014 by focusing on her blessings instead of pitfalls. more >>
Marvin Sapp recently revealed some of the mistakes he made and struggles he has been through while shifting his focus to a new season in his life.
Sapp, a 47-year-old pastor and gospel singer, took to his Facebook page before his church's annual consecration that involves staying off of social media. Before giving up his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Sapp decided to reveal some challenges that he faced in 2014.
While the singer said he is grateful to have made it through struggles, he did not shy away from admitting some of his mistakes and issues that have taken place over the past year. more >>
"Teen Mom" stars Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, five years after giving their first daughter up for adoption, which brought up significant memories for the couple.
"IT'S HAPPENING! Here we go, doing this all over again," Baltierra wrote as a caption for a photo of himself holding first daughter Carly. "This is surreal, I'm freakin out a little lol but can't wait to meet my little angel! Thinking a lot about Carly right now. It's bringing me back. Even though I know this time I will actually be taking her home. I love my girls!"
The couple, both Christian, decided to place Carly up for adoption after becoming pregnant as teenagers. They realized they could not adequately provide for Carly and worked with a Christian adoption agency to place her in a good home; Lowell and Baltierra are still in contact with Carly and her adoptive parents. more >>