A new poll confirms that business mogul Donald Trump leads among moderate and liberal Republicans. However, evangelist Franklin Graham's recent remarks show that conservative supporters might not be far behind.
An April 15-20 Gallup poll, released Monday, shows that the GOP momentum for Trump is rising. Trump is tied with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for the top spot as the preferred Republican nominee for president. Trump holds the highest percentage of support – 21 percent – among moderate and liberal Republicans than any other ring-wing contender.
Huckabee, a former minister, has 21 percent of conservative voters' support, the highest percentage of all the contenders, Trump included. more >>
Billy Graham, retired evangelist and spiritual counselor to U.S. presidents, stated plainly to a questioner with a universalist worldview that hell is real.
A questioner identified only as P.McN had contacted Graham and asked: “Why would a loving God send anyone to hell? I can’t reconcile the idea of hell with Jesus’ teaching about love. I’m not sure I even believe in hell anyway. Maybe everyone will be saved, even if they weren’t expecting it.”
The respected evangelical leader pointed the person to Luke 12:5, where Jesus says, “I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.” more >>
For at least the last half decade, there’s been speculation as to who could replace the Rev. Billy Graham as the next greatly esteemed and world-renowned leading Christian evangelist. When his 2005 New York crusade was billed as most likely his last, we began wondering if anyone could rise to the task. Or should any individual do so?
Since emerging on Christianity’s landscape in the mid-1940s, Graham has never let up in his simple belief that people need Jesus. His way of presenting the gospel message of hope through accepting Christ as Savior has touched millions of hearts.
Graham has a personality and philosophy that helped him cross many of the world’s largest divides. more >>
The Freedom From Religion Foundation is protesting a decision by an army post in North Carolina not to provide the same support for an atheist event that it did for a Christian one last fall.
The "Rock Beyond Belief," scheduled to take place at Fort Bragg next month, is currently in limbo.
In a letter Thursday, FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliott accused Colonel Stephen J. Sicinski of "serious constitutional violations" for denying what FFRF claims was promised support for the nonreligious event. more >>
Elder Fu Xianwei from Shanghai is the chair of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), the body that oversees registered Protestant churches in China. The Christian Post met with Elder Fu and his translator, the Rev. Dr. Lin Manhong, dean of Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, Sunday evening in New York City to discuss the upcoming China Bible exhibition, mass evangelism in China, the TSPM relationship with the Billy Graham family, and the body’s view of house churches.
CP: Why are you in New York? What is the purpose of your U.S. visit?
Fu: We are [here] upon the invitation of BGEA, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Since 1988, BGEA has developed good relationship with us. There are two wishes that we’d like to accomplish through our visit with the BGEA. Rev. Billy Graham cares much about the churches in China and he has a good support to our ministries. This is especially because Mrs. Ruth Graham was born in China and because of her connection Rev. Billy Graham has a good heart for the churches in China. more >>
Franklin Graham told students at John Brown University on Tuesday to remain committed in their faith in Jesus Christ and preach the Gospel in spite of the persecution they may face.
Speaking during a special chapel service, the evangelical preacher asked the students of the private Christian university in Siloam Springs, Ark., to "set the sail for the course that God has in front of you," while overcoming the pitfalls, temptations and challenges in their path.
"The last thing the devil wants you to do is serve the Lord Jesus Christ," he said. more >>