A woman who revealed to the Rev. Billy Graham that her past abortion is now causing her to feel deep guilt and sorrow every time she sees children has asked if those feelings will ever subside.
"Maybe some women can go through an abortion and never feel guilty, but I'm not one of them. I feel terrible over what I did, and every time I drive by a school playground I'm almost consumed with grief. Will I ever get over this?" the unnamed woman asked in a question-and-answer column published by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association on Thursday.
Graham responded that while what she did "was wrong in God's eyes," she needed to know that God "has not rejected you or abandoned you." more >>
First-century Jewish tradition labeled women as unreliable sources of information. Scripture, however, chronicled how Mary Magdalene and "The Other Mary" discovered Christ's empty tomb and spread news of His Resurrection.
Although the involvement of the women may have jeopardized belief in the news of Christ's Resurrection, Scripture recorded their participation — despite the negative stereotypes of the time — further proving that the Gospels remained true to what actually transpired — even if going against long-held traditions.
In his newly revised New York Times best-selling book The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus, Christian apologist Lee Strobel says that the millenniums-old account of the Resurrection of Christ is further bolstered by the fact that the Gospel writers were committed to accuracy in recording strictly what occurred regarding the Resurrection — even if the details they recorded hurt their story. more >>
In front of our eyes, America is descending into vulgarity, lewdness, crudeness, and profanity. In front of our eyes, things which should not be spoken of in private are being shouted across the airwaves, and there seems to be almost no way to escape the bombardment of filth.
At times like this, those of us who love and fear the Lord need to be careful that we too don't descend into this trashiness, paying careful attention lest we become desensitized and hardened along with the rest of the culture.
I don't know if it can be demonstrated statistically, but many people believe that President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky had a negative effect on the nation as a whole, in particular, among young people, who learned that one particular sexual act did not constitute "having sex." more >>
Beauty may not save the world, as Dostoyevsky once wrote, but it will enrich your soul. One Christian pianist gets that.
In 2009, pianist Chad Lawson released his first solo album, "Set On a Hill."
Lawson, who'd previously been part of a jazz trio, said that "From the first note of the album, I wanted it to be one's avenue to just breathe … to exhale. The album doesn't 'grab' you from the first note because we have enough things grabbing us as it is. So I simply wanted to start with an invitation to peace." more >>
I am convinced that sin takes its most vigorous and incapacitating form as it festers in secrecy.
When a Christian shields his sins from others and outwardly portrays himself to be more whole and stable than he truly is — this Christian is in the direst of predicaments. You would never know it because he won't let you see his true state. He may not even really know it himself, because he may be so caught up in his charade that he actually believes his polished exterior is an accurate representation of his true condition. But despite its lack of visibility or his unawareness of it, his private iniquity is eating away at his soul, slowly devouring his joy in Christ and love for God and others.
Will it consume his faith entirely? Maybe. I know too many "ex-Christians" whose apostasy followed years of spiritual pretense and concealment of sin. more >>
Adrienne Bailon revealed to PEOPLE magazine at her Parisian-themed co-ed wedding shower hosted by West Hollywood eatery Fig & Olive, that she and her fiance Israel Houghton are saving themselves for marriage.
As she was getting ready for her wedding shower this past Saturday, which is featured exclusively in the current issue of the magazine, Bailon said that she will be shedding happy tears on her wedding day.
"I was getting so emotional," she tells PEOPLE. more >>