Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is popular among prosperity preachers due to the worldly values he represents, says an expert on religious fraud.
Ole Anthony, president of the Dallas, Texas-based televangelist accountability group the Trinity Foundation, told The Christian Post about the appeal Trump has with proponents of the prosperity gospel.
"The love of the world, of power, of recognition and credibility from the world. That appears to fit perfectly with the prosperity gospel," said Anthony. more >>
The season of Lent is once again in full swing. It's a tradition that leads up to Holy Week and Easter. Some find Lent more meaningful than others. But what if I told you that "doing Lent" could actually hurt your soul? It's true.
It all depends on how you "do Lent."
"Mardi Gras" is translated "Fat Tuesday." It's the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent. There is a natural way to approach Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Lent, and there is a supernatural way. Doing Lent is OK, but only if you do it in the supernatural way God designed discipleship to be lived out all year round. more >>
An evangelical pastor who endorsed Texas Senator Ted Cruz for president insisted that controversial remarks he made years back suggesting that Adolf Hitler was one of the "hunters" sent by God to kill Jewish people have been misunderstood.
Pastor Mike Bickle, founder and director of the International House of Prayer, has endorsed Cruz for president, but a number of online articles have pointed out a controversial sermon in 2011 where he said that God would "raise up hunters" against Jewish people who refuse to convert to Christianity. The pastor further called Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler "the most famous hunter in recent history."
Prominent LGBT activist Ted Trimpa and Focus on the Family President Jim Daly will share the stage at the upcoming Christian conference Q Denver to talk about how they're collaborating on efforts to combat human trafficking.
Gabe Lyons, founder of Q Ideas which oversees Q conferences across the country, told The Christian Post that Trimpa and Daly will be speaking on a cause they both support.
"Trimpa will be part of a conversation with Daly [to speak] about how they've worked together on fighting human trafficking in the state of Colorado," said Lyons. more >>
Every year, Christians around the world and in many different denominations observe the liturgical season of Lent.
Lent falls between Ash Wednesday and East Sunday and is a period of 40 days plus Sundays wherein many Christians, especially Roman Catholics, give up something as an act of spiritual discipline.
Lent is based off of Jesus' time in the desert, in which for 40 days He fasted and prayed and was tempted by the devil before angels came and tended to Him. more >>
Was Jesus just a charismatic preacher or is He indeed God?
This question will be the subject of a debate scheduled for the Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum in Faith and Culture at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary this weekend (Friday and Saturday) and will feature six of the world's top scholars according to a statement from the institution.
Michael Bird, a lecturer in theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia, is expected to debate with Bart Ehrman, a noted New Testament scholar and one of the faculty stars at the University of North Carolina on Friday evening in the Leavell Chapel. more >>