As sons and daughters of God, we are called to honor and respect authority and to be people of obedience rather than people of rebellion. But that means when the earthly authorities tell us to disobey God, we respectfully say, "We must obey God rather than man" (Acts 5:29).
This was a major theme at the "I Stand Sunday" rally in Houston, where thousands gathered together to pledge their obedience to God and His Word, regardless of cost or consequences.
In doing so, they were standing firmly on biblical principles, following in the footsteps of the Hebrew midwives in Exodus 1, Daniel and his compatriots in Daniel 3 and 6, the wise men of Matthew 2, and the apostles in Acts 4 and 5. more >>
The mother of pastor Saeed Abedini has fled to the United States to escape the daily threats and intimidation she faced in Iran while campaigning for the release of her son, an American citizen who was sentenced to eight years in prison for his Christian faith.
"Facing threats in Iran, Saeed's mom is now safely out of the country," Naghmeh Abedini, the pastor's wife, told FoxNews.com. "We look forward to seeing her soon here in the United States. It has been a difficult time for all of us — including Saeed's mom."
"She did not want to leave Iran. She did not want to say goodbye to her son." more >>
Christians prompted by churches and a host of faith-based advocacy organizations to exercise their right to vote and help shape America's culture and future, are expected to flood the polls in the name of Jesus Tuesday.
From abortion to racial justice, Christians prompted by churches and a host of faith-based advocacy organizations to exercise their right to vote and help shape America's culture and future, are expected to flood the polls in the name of Jesus and a long list of other causes Tuesday.
"We wanted to encourage our people to register to vote and to vote. We believe that voting is a Christian responsibility in the government that we live in. We are the government. We can't blame the country's problems on someone else except for ourselves," said Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel in an interview with The Christian Post Monday. more >>
The Benham Brothers, Mike Huckabee and "Duck Dynasty" stars Phil and Alan Robertson were among the thousands of people who gathered at Grace Community Church in Houston Sunday to protest the city's recent subpoena of pastors' sermons about homosexuality, an equal rights ordinance and lesbian mayor Annise Parker.
The now-withdrawn subpoenas were issued by Houston's city attorney in response to a lawsuit filed by opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance that opponents believe would allow men and women who identify as transgender or opposite sex to use the facilities, such as restrooms, of their choice.
Known as HERO, the Houston City Council approved the ordinance in a vote of 11 to 6 in May, and Parker was a strong proponent of the measure. more >>
Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson declared Sunday night that he has no plans to share a restroom with Texas women under Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.
Robertson, who was one of several speakers at the "I Stand Sunday" event hosted by the Family Research Council and others at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas, opened his speech with the declaration. "For all you ladies in Texas, trust me when I tell you this, when you're seated in your restroom putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I'm not going there," Robertson said to wild applause.
The event focused of Christians having the freedom to live out their faith without government intrusion or monitoring. The event was a direct response to the sermons of five local pastors being subpoenaed in a legal dispute over the ordinance, which some say will allow men to use women's restrooms in the city. Houston's first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, asked the city's legal department to drop the subpoenas last week. more >>
The city of Newark, Delaware, has removed a Noah's Ark display from a children's playground after receiving a complaint from a secular group threatening a lawsuit.
Officials said that although the equipment has been at the park for a long time, they decided to remove it because it includes verses from the book of Genesis in the Bible, which Americans United for Separation of Church and State claimed is a violation of the establishment clause in the U.S. Constitution.
"Earlier this month, the city of Newark received a complaint regarding the playground equipment, which had been installed for some time, alleging that it was in violation of the establishment clause, citing numerous examples of case law," a city spokesman told The Christian Post on Friday about the approved playground equipment at Norma B. Handloff Park. more >>