Christian apologist and best-selling author Nabeel Qureshi announced Tuesday evening that he has been diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and will be stepping out from his traveling ministry work and cancelling scheduled speaking engagements.
Qureshi, a Christian convert from Islam whose new book, No God But One: Allah or Jesus? was released Tuesday, took to his Facebook page to inform his fans and followers of the troubling news of his illness, saying that the prognosis is "quite grim."
"This is an announcement that I never expected to make, but God in His infinite and sovereign wisdom has chosen me for this refining, and I pray He will be glorified through my body and my spirit," Qureshi wrote. "My family and I have received the news that I have advanced stomach cancer, and the clinical prognosis is quite grim. Nonetheless, we are going to pursue healing aggressively, both medical and miraculous, relying on God and the fact that He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine." more >>
Russell Wilson presented a check for $1 million to the Seattle Children's Hospital before the Seahawks' game against the Dallas Cowboys last Thursday that will be used for kids' immunotherapy treatments, which he says has a 93 percent success rate.
"We were able donate over $1 million, which really gives me the chills, because that's what life's really all about — us being able to give back and donate," Wilson said, speaking about the $1,060,005 raised for the Seattle Children's Hospital Strong Against Cancer initiative
"God has given me a great opportunity to play the great game of football," he continued, "but also he has given us all a great opportunity to share and give back. I think about my kids one day, I think about other people's kids, and I don't want it to be my kids, I don't want it to be yours. So ultimately, it's an opportunity to really save kids' lives, and it's really working, that's the coolest part. more >>
A father who chose to treat his newborn suffering from malnutrition with prayer instead of medicine because he believes all sickness is of the devil, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her death on Monday.
Herbert George Landell, 27, and the mother of his child Lauren Heather Fristed, 26, of Duluth, Georgia, were arrested last May, about a month after they brought their emaciated 10 weeks old daughter, Nevaeh Marie Landell, to Gwinnett Medical Center on March 25 last year, according to USA Today. Police said in arrest warrants that the infant was dead when she was brought to the medical facility and both parents had refused to get the newborn medical treatment since her birth.
On Monday, as he was convicted and sentenced, Landell maintained that he was waiting for the Lord to heal little Nevaeh because he believed her illness had come from the devil. more >>
There have been quite a number of regular tobacco smokers who have shifted to vapes a few years back. Surveys released by the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics state that there has been a recorded drop of tobacco users in 2015. Specifically in England, the count dropped from 26.9 percent in 2010 to 23.2 percent in 2014, for the 18-24 age group.
A vape (also known as e-cigarette) is an electronic device designed to substitute tobacco. This delivers nicotine and other flavor-producing chemicals to the smoker.
Vapes have three components: a power source, a heating device (vaporizer), and a cartridge, where the liquid solution with all the chemicals is placed. more >>
On two separate occasion this week, influential evangelicals Dr. Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron and entertainer Carman answered questions about the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana.
First, during a Facebook live interactive event on Tuesday, Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate, teamed up with Cameron to discuss why it's important for evangelical Christians to vote, especially in the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8. During the Q&A with callers, the men were asked about their views on the use of marijuana, and the push to make the drug legal in all 50 states.
Tweleve minutes into the Q&A, a man phoned in and asked for advice on how Christians should react to marijuana advocates pushing for its legalization, such as in his home state of Arkansas. more >>
A recent report from Thorax, an international peer-reviewed journal concerning respiratory medicine, reveals that using a contaminated wind instrument may result to a fatal lung disease.
The case was discovered after a 61-year-old musician got diagnosed with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. He arrived at a clinic in Manchester, England, complaining about breathlessness and his unending struggle with an already seven-year-long dry cough.
From that point, he has been continuously remedied with immunosuppressive therapy. However, his case became worse. As a result, he had difficulties walking without gasping, even with just a distance of 25 yards. more >>