There are what appear to be contradictions, some irreconcilable, in the Bible, but there are ways to handle them in an honest way, says Michael Brown, a Messianic Jewish apologist and host of the talk radio show "The Line of Fire."
"First thing, don't stick your head in the sand as if they don't exist," says Brown, the president of FIRE School of Ministry, in the latest episode of his show, "How Do We Explain Bible Contradictions?"
"Second thing, don't pull your hair out as if it's the end of the world," Brown suggests. more >>
Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen says he isn't cheating anyone by not talking about Hell and repentance, insisting that people feel guilty enough already, and he wants to lift up believers instead of bringing them down.
When asked in an Easter Sunday interview by CBS News' "Sunday Morning" program "Do you feel like you're cheating people by not telling them about the Hell part? Or repentance part?" Osteen answered: "No, I really don't, because it's a different approach."
He continued: "You know, it's not hellfire and brimstone. But I say most people are beaten down enough by life. They already feel guilty enough. They're not doing what they should, raising their kids — we can all find reasons. So I want them to come to Lakewood or our meetings and be lifted up, to say, 'You know what? I may not be perfect, but I'm moving forward. I'm doing better.' And I think that motivates you to do better." more >>
A Mainline Protestant pastor has been found guilty of not serving gluten-free bread during communion and has been defrocked for her indiscretion.
Frankie Shaver, senior pastor at Cheap Grace United Methodist Church, is now the former senior pastor of Cheap Grace United Methodist Church.
Shaver was found guilty on Wednesday by a tribunal headed by members of the Kansas-Alabama Board of Ordained Ministry. more >>
Researchers at a Christian college in Virginia have found that the King James Version of the Bible is the most frequently used translation among five denominations in the United States.
Bluefield College released ts findings earlier this month, noting that the KJV Bible was most used by Baptists, Pentecostals, Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Mormons.
"The original research for the project was based on open source versions of the Bible, including data from the Pew Research Center, Google Analytics, and YouVersion," said Chris Shoemaker, director of marketing and public relations at Bluefield, to The Christian Post. more >>
Creationist Ken Ham has argued that the foundation of Christian faith rests in a literal interpretation of the Creation account in the Bible, as found in Genesis 1-11, stating that Christian leaders who do not interpret it literally are leading people astray.
"Genesis 1-11 is like the foundation to a house. The whole structure stands upon it — all of our major doctrines like sin, salvation, the coming consummation, marriage, and more are grounded in Genesis," Ham wrote Wednesday on Facebook.
"Sadly many Christian leaders say Genesis isn't literal history and in doing so they undermine the foundation. No wonder such a large percent of church millennials don't defend marriage as for one man and woman. They no longer have a foundation to base their thinking on," he added. more >>
Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress is hitting back against conservative radio host Glenn Beck's accusation that evangelicals voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are "not listening to their God," by stating that Beck does not know God's mind.
After Beck commented at a Utah rally for Sen. Ted Cruz that "all throughout the South the evangelicals are not listening to their God," Jeffress, who leads the 12,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, said that "Beck's wacko comment speaks for itself."
"However, by using the phrase 'their God' to refer to the God we evangelical Christians worship, Beck is finally admitting that the true God of the Bible is different than the god of the Book of Mormon. I congratulate Beck for his honesty in differentiating between the two," Jeffress told Breitbart News. more >>