Christians should pray that people who harbor a judgmental attitude will find God's forgiveness, the Rev. Billy Graham advises, citing verses in Matthew and Romans.
The 97-year-old evangelical leader said in a Q&A published in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday that people who are excessively negative and critical are not only unpleasant to be around, they are also sinning against God.
One reason they are committing a sin through their negative, judgmental ways is "because they probably aren't telling the truth, that is, what they're saying about the person they're criticizing often isn't true. Even if partly true, it's not the whole story, and it only brings hurt and conflict." more >>
Evangelist Franklin Graham is speaking out against proposed legislation in Pakistan that would give men the right to beat their wives, calling it proof that Islam intends to keep women locked "behind a veil of horror."
Pakistan's Express Tribune reported last week that the 20-member Council of Islamic Ideology, a constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature about whether laws are compatible with Islam, proposed a bill that would permit husbands to "lightly beat" their wives for defying them.
The bill claims that husbands should be allowed to beat their wives if they reject their demands for sexual intercourse without a religious excuse, refuse to dress up when asked, and if wives do not take a bath after intercorse or menstral periods. more >>
The Rev. Billy Graham warns in a message in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's Decision magazine that God's judgment is due to return to Earth.
The Baptist minister points to Genesis 6:5, which warns that God's "great Day of Judgment" will come just as the floods came during Noah's time — it could happen in 100 years or 1,000 years.
"Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually," the verse from Genesis 6:5 reads. more >>
WASHINGTON — The daughter of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, is calling on Christians to evangelize, warning that America is experiencing the last stages of God's judgment before the end of human history.
Speaking to a gathering of pastors at the Family Research Council's 2016 "Watchmen on the Wall" conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Lotz, the founder of AnGeL Ministries, discussed the "urgency to reach the lost," emphasizing that this is a critical time for believers to lead others to Christ before they are forced to live an eternity separated from God in Hell.
Lotz, who has authored a number of books including The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations, sat down with The Christian Post for an interview following her speech and elaborated on her belief that her generation will not pass before the return of Jesus Christ, and her warning to Americans that the transgender bathroom debate reveals the country is in the last stages of God's judgment. more >>
WASHINGTON — Billy Graham's daughter, renowned evangelist and author Anne Graham Lotz, told a gathering of pastors on Thursday that the United States has entered the "last stage" of the "downward spiral" into the bottomless chasm that is God's judgement.
Lotz, the founder of AnGeL Ministries, the new chairwoman of the National Day of Prayer and the author of the new book, The Daniel Prayer: Prayer That Moves Heaven and Changes Nations, was a featured speaker at the Family Research Council's 2016 "Watchmen on the Wall" conference.
During her 25-minute speech on the "urgency to reach the lost," Lotz warned that God is abandoning America because the country has embraced sexual immorality and entered into an era of "sexual depravity." more >>
Retail giant Target continues to deny suggestions that there is a direct link between its stock market troubles and the ongoing conservative boycott against its transgender bathroom policies, and said that consumer interest had been declining even before the boycott began.
Market Watch reported on Thursday that Target's Chief Financial Officer, Cathy Smith, denied that the controversial bathroom policy is having an impact, and published a note in Cowen & Co.
"Target noted that traffic softness occurred before the bathroom petition issues," Cowen wrote. more >>