Jon Bloom, co-founder of DesiringGod, writes that the Holy Spirit flowing through the faith of a disciple of Jesus is the most powerful thing on earth, but believers do have one vulnerability which can weaken and destroy them, and which Satan targets in his attacks. The author also shares how the Spirit helped him in a battle with the devil.
"Nothing is more humanly destructive to the domain of darkness than a faith-filled Christian," Bloom writes in a blog on the DesiringGod website. "Through him, Jesus destroys the devil's works (1 John 3:8). The only thing Satan's forces fear more than the vibrant faith of a Christian is the unified, collaborative, vibrant faith of a community of Christians."
Bloom adds that the one vulnerability believers have is "unbelief." more >>
Best-selling author and megachurch pastor Max Lucado's op-ed went viral in February when he uncharacteristically broke his silence on politics, decrying Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's crude antics. But this week he shared his dream where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton "reached a truce."
In his blog post titled "Trump, Hillary, and the Strangest Dream," Lucado recounts falling asleep after watching the Republican National Convention. Also weighing on his mind as he slept was news of national crises like the shooting violence of police officers and African American citizens.
But the convention he dreamed about was not the RNC. more >>
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, discusses the types of political issues that pastors should address in their congregations and which ones to avoid.
In a video posted on the website For The Church, last week, Moore addresses the question: "How political should a local pastor get with his flock?"
Christians are sometimes reluctant to engage political questions, says Moore, because they "put this artificial barrier between personal morality and social ethics in a way that the prophets, in a way that Jesus, in a way that James don't." more >>
Is it at all possible to describe God in just one sentence?
That's the question recently posed by a reader of the Rev. Billy Graham's syndicated advice column published by the Kansas City Star. In his response, the renowned evangelist had this to say.
"In some ways it's not possible, of course, to put everything about God into one sentence," he wrote, explaining that since God is infinite human beings can't fully comprehend just how awesome He is. more >>
Best friends Blair Reynolds and Justin Stumvoll, hosts of the "The Liberation Project" podcast, started their program after observing what they describe as an absence of masculinity among men in the Church.
"I was absolutely grieved," Reynolds said in an interview with The Christian Post. "When I became a Christian I was saddened by the lack of masculinity in the Church. It baffled me how passionless and passive so many men were."
During their youth, Reynolds and Stumvoll said when they encountered the Lord they noticed they became more manly, a real shift in their hearts had taken place. But they struggled to know how to express and live that out, particularly in a Christian context. more >>
WASHINGTON — God hasn't abandoned the United States, but Christians in America are withdrawing from God with their relative silence about Him, said Carmen LaBerge at an event for her radio show "The Reconnect" Thursday evening.
"I don't really think that God has been pressed out of the public square. I think Christians have very quietly receded, like little seventh graders at a dance, and they are just not engaged," said LaBerge, who's in her seventh year of serving as the president of the Presbyterian Lay Committee.
Speaking about her program on the Salem Radio Network, LaBerge announced that "The Reconnect" is now being broadcast on station WAVA 780 AM in the District of Columbia. The live show aims to reconnect believers with biblical truth by engaging Christians on the news of the day and matters of national and global importance. more >>