Afshin Ziafat, a former Muslim who's now a Christian pastor, said at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's Leadership Summit on racial reconciliation that Christians must reach out to others with love, even when society is expected to hate them.
"Racial reconciliation is not just a good idea because racial equality is a politically correct idea, but it's because the message of the Gospel is at stake. The name of Jesus is at stake. And so the Gospel tells us that it's by grace alone that we can be restored to God," Ziafat, the pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Texas, said on Friday.
The pastor shared his personal story of how he came to faith in Christ during the summit, which took place on March 26-27 in Nashville, Tennessee. He said that his story reflects the call for Christians to get out of their comfort zones and reach out to others. more >>
The United Nations, already infamous for its frequent displays of anti-Israel bias, has outdone itself this time.
But before we get to the most recent UN shocker, it's important to understand that the UN's discriminatory treatment of Israel is so pronounced that in 2013, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Jewish students at the UN headquarters in Jerusalem that he recognized his organization's often biased attitude towards their nation, stating that it was "an unfortunate situation."
And Ban Ki-Moon was not the first UN leader to make such an admission. The Jewish Virtual Library reports that, "In his speech to open the 61st General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2006, then-Secretary General Kofi Anan admitted that Israel is often unfairly judged by the international body and its various organizations. 'On one side, supporters of Israel feel that it is harshly judged by standards that are not applied to its enemies,' Annan said. 'And too often this is true, particularly in some UN bodies.'" more >>
Pat Robertson, the executive chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network stands by controversial comments he made recently about liberals supporting Sharia law, despite sparking a firestorm of criticism.
During Wednesday's edition of CBN's "The 700 Club," the conservative evangelist accused liberals of advocating for Islamic law, which is based on the teachings of the Quran and encompasses strict religious law and personal moral code.
"You know folks, what's happening is the so called left, the liberals want to rebel against the established order and the established order of western civilization is basically Christian," said Robertson. "It is based on the gospel, it is based on the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and so if somebody wants to rebel against that then anything else goes." more >>
Media reports have surfaced indicating that the Islamic State has blown up the homes of 10 Christian families in the northern Ninevah province of Iraq, while a leading human rights organization has reported that Iraqi Security Forces burned down two whole Sunni civilian villages in Iraq last September.
As the Islamic State's systematic destruction of Christian property in Iraq continues, a security source has revealed that the militant group blew up and demolished 10 homes belonging to Christian families in Iraq's depleted northern Ninevah province.
The anonymous security source told Iraq's al-Sumaria satellite television network that ISIS militants raided the abandoned homes on Tuesday in the town of Qada' Talkif, which is about 15 miles northeast of ISIS' Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. more >>
NEW YORK — Bill O'Reilly, host of the Fox News program "The O'Reilly Factor," spoke briefly at the premiere of the new National Geographic mini-series "Killing Jesus," which is based on his best-selling book, and talked about his controversial decision to cast a Muslim actor for role of Jesus in the film.
During his speech, which took place before the series was shown to the audience in its entirety, O'Reilly explained his decision to cast young Muslim actor Haaz Sleiman for the role of Jesus.
He admitted to being concerned about some of the backlash that might come, but said Sleiman "was the best person for the job" and that because of this "Jesus would hire him." more >>
"Where did Common Core come from?" is a question I often hear from parents in every state I've visited as I travel the country speaking about the Islamic infiltration of America.
Because in 2014-2015 America, public school students via Common Core are:Public school sponsored trips to mosques via taxpayer expense, girls must wear head scarves (Colorado parents complain), Debating whether or not the Holocaust was "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain," (an eighth-grade assignment defended by the Rialto Unified School District, Los Angeles), Pledging allegiance to Allah (New York), Observing two "Muslim holy days," (New York City), Being taught Islamic vocabulary lessons (North Carolina), Being taught Islamic Culture (Tennessee), Being taught world history from Islamic perspective (Florida) that includes learning about the five pillars of Islam (Maryland father, a Marine Corps veteran, complains and is banned from school grounds), Told to proselytize by creating a pamphlet about Islam to "introduce Islam to 3rd graders" that introduces Allah to children as the same God of the Christians and Jews (Michigan), Reciting in class the Shahada, "There is No God but Allah," and the Muslim Call to Prayer (Massachusetts).
Parents in every state are outraged, protesting, and asking, "Why is Islam being taught in public schools?" and "How did this happen?" "Where is the ACLU?" "Where are the people 'protesting against' religion being taught in public schools?" more >>