WASHINGTON — Nearly eight out of 10 Evangelicals say they believe the ongoing violence in the Middle East is an indication that the rapture is on the horizon, a new survey released Friday shows.
Research conducted by the Brookings Institute's Center for Middle East Policy on Americans' attitudes toward the Middle East and Israel found that 79 percent of Evangelicals say they believe "that the unfolding violence across the Middle East is a sign that the end times are nearer."
The survey, which compiled a national sample of 875 adults and an oversample of 863 self-identified Evangelicals with a margin of error between plus or minus 3 to 4 percent, found that only 43 percent of non-Evangelical Christians believe that terrorism in the Middle East is indicative of the apocalypse. more >>
NEW YORK — When you think about heroes of the faith, Billy Graham, John Wesley and others may come to mind. But in the film "Return to the Hiding Place," the sequel to "Hiding Place," viewers are given an intriguing look into the sacrifice of Corrie ten Boom, a brave woman who risks her life to help Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust. The film's lead actress, Rachel Spencer-Hewitt, opens up to The Christian Post about the impact that powerful women such as ten Boom can have on the generations to come.
"Return to the Hiding Place" chronicles a time in history when Nazis begin killing Jews in Holland and a group of youth fight to save the innocent. Spencer-Hewitt plays ten Boom's niece, Aty Van Woerdan, who is part of the student resistance against the Nazis and is engaged to the resistance leader.
Among the students is Hans Poley, an intelligent young physicist who finds refuge with ten Boom after refusing to join the Nazis. "Return to the Hiding Place" is inspired by Poley's book of the same name. Poley and his friends begin their resistance movement at their university, which eventually leads to the transportation of Jews to ten Boom's hiding place. more >>
Terror attacks have increased more than ever, indicating that we are living in the last days, and the life of Noah in the Old Testament teaches us how to live as Christians in these days, Pastor Greg Laurie of California's megachurch Harvest Christian Fellowship said in a sermon.
It is quite obvious that we are living in the last days, Laurie said in his message Thursday. "Terrorism seems to be stronger than it has ever been. Islamic terrorism, it's not going to go away," he added.
Islamic State, also known as IS, ISIS or ISIL, wants to establish a caliphate, or an Islamic rule, he explained. "It's an ideological war" between the Islamic worldview and the Judea-Christian worldview. more >>
Terrorism. It is a word that invokes tragic imagery throughout the world, be it in North America, Africa or Europe.
It is a word associated with horrid acts performed in New York, Kenya, Paris, Syria, the Middle East, and Northern Ireland.
In the face of such horrible actions, in the face of dreadful situations, the Bible offers up verses of hope. more >>
An Evangelical leader in the Palestinian communities has disputed a story from October in which Israel's ambassador to the United Nations presented a diagram claiming Palestinian children are taught lessons such as "how to stab a Jew."
Ambassador Danny Danon made the claim on Oct. 16 before the U.N. Security Council, where he held up a diagram displaying the human body with the title "How to stab a Jew." Danon alleged that such material was being shown to Palestinian children, who he said are "taught how to hate."
"We talk about a lot about incitement — here you see what Palestinian incitement looks like. The picture is being taught in middle schools, in high schools, in elementary schools. Instead of educating about peace and tolerance, the Palestinian leadership is brainwashing children with incitement and hate," Danon said at the time. more >>
Jesus Christ is coming soon.
That's not the message of a religious tract or televangelist.
It's a warning from former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann who has called for an intensified effort to convert Jews to Christianity in time for the return of Christ. more >>