Pride. It's an emotion that often comes with negative connotations as one of the seven deadly sins, and has an inextricable link to the saying, "pride goes before destruction."
While that Bible proverb remains true, the Rev. Billy Graham wants to remind you that all pride isn't bad. In a response to a reader submitted question on Daily News Tuesday, the evangelist helps believers to maintain a clear distinction between the good and bad sides of pride.
You may wonder: What's wrong with being proud of a child's good report card, or of a decluttered garage, a freshly mowed lawn, or a newly painted canvas? more >>
Christian relief groups behind an effort encouraging churches to come together and welcome refugees have said it would be wrong for the United States to only welcome Christians and not Muslims.
National Refugee Sunday, a global effort organized by World Relief, World Vision, and other Christian humanitarian groups, takes place on Sunday, Dec.13. The event seeks to mobilize churches to set aside one Sunday to focus specifically on welcoming refugees fleeing war and violence.
From increasing attacks by the Islamic State terror group to a new alliance between Iran and Russia, everything is happening according to God's plan, California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie said in a message, sharing what believers should be doing as they await Christ's return.
"It's safe to assume that we are living in the Last Days," Pastor Laurie of the Harvest Christian Fellowship told the congregation in his message, titled "What in the World Is Happening? #WorldwarIII?"
The hashtag WorldwarIII was trending recently as people discussed the possibility of a World War III. more >>
Christian and Muslim leaders reportedly held a debate on Allah and Jesus at a Gulfport church in Mississippi, though the two-and-a-half hour event got too heated to continue.
Sun Herald reported that the debate took place on Saturday at Cowan Road Baptist Church, where representatives from the two religions came together to argue over a controversial sign posted by the Rev. Chris Ashley, the church's pastor, in November, which read "Allah is Satan; Jesus is God."
Members of the Muslim community in Gulport were said to be offended by the sign, which eventually led to Saturday's event. more >>
During Thursday's White House National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, President Barack Obama suggested the teachings of Jesus Christ are reflected in all faiths.
Obama, who was accompanied by his family, called Americans and the world to share the "spirit of compassion," adding, "That's the message of the child whose birth families like mine celebrate on Christmas — a prince born in a stable who taught us that we should love our neighbors as ourselves; and that we are our brothers' keeper and our sisters' keepers; that we should feed the hungry, visit the sick, welcome the stranger.
"These are the lessons of Jesus Christ," Obama declared. "But they're also the bedrock values of all faiths — values to be cherished and embraced not only during the holidays, but to be practiced in our daily lives." more >>
A group of American Evangelical leaders have written a letter to Congress urging compassion for Syrian refugees, declaring their opposition to limiting the number being resettled in the United States, and arguing that compassion does not conflict with national security.
"Our faith inspires us to respond with compassion and hospitality to those fleeing violence and persecution," the letter sent to Congress earlier this week reads. "Jesus Himself was a refugee, and He teaches us to do unto others as we would have them do to us. Compassion is not in conflict with national security.
"The U.S. refugee resettlement program has embodied both values and continues to be a valuable humanitarian tool that should be supported. Our nation has rich history as a beacon of freedom and hope. Please help us as we write the next chapter in this history," it adds. more >>