Most Christians I know believe in extraterrestrial aliens. The accounts of such beings in our sacred texts are frequent and have been recorded my numerous sources. What most people fail to consider is how aliens will play a role in our coming eschatological future.
By definition an extraterrestrial alien is simply a creature originating outside the limits of earth. Both the Old and New Testaments clearly talk about such beings being witnessed by individuals and groups of people. Most commonly Christians refer to such creatures as angels and demons.
From a theological and technological standpoint, angels and demons are similar to human beings in that they are artificial general intelligence (AGI) created by God. If we consider that all matter is divine technology — then the ordering of this technology by God into autonomous, rational, and self-autonomous beings is the creation of divine AGI. According to the biblical narrative, these beings too, like humanity, have the choice to act in ways that are either good or evil. more >>
A regional body of the United Methodist Church announced its plans to ignore the denominational rules barring non-celibate homosexuals from ordination.
The New York Annual Conference's Board of Ordained Ministry released a statement Tuesday noting that they will no longer consider the sexual orientation or gender identity of an ordination candidate.
Throughout the ages, the Gospel has traversed borders and overcome language and cultural barriers to prick the hearts of mankind. The last 2,000 years of the spread of Christianity have been illustrated in an animated map that charts the Great Commission in the span of 90 seconds.
"The Spread of the Gospel," created by Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences, demonstrates how Christianity once extended far and wide from its cradle in the Middle East, experienced a brief period where it lost ground around the 820s AD, and rebounded a little over 100 years later. The map shows the proliferation of Christianity with the added context of the spread of the Roman and Byzantine empires.
Along with Christianity, the rise of Islam, the world's second-largest religion after Christianity, is also depicted — the two faiths overlapping in places like the Arabian Peninsula, in portions of northern Africa, and in parts of Spain and Portugal by the early 700s AD, according to the map. more >>
As I write these words, I am literally on my knees, praying as I write.
I am more burdened than angry, more broken than frustrated.
How can we be so foolish? more >>
The Ark Encounter, the life-sized Noah's Ark theme part that is set to open on July 7 in Kentucky, has released a video promo promising big things for visitors.
The creationist endeavor, led by Answers in Genesis' Ken Ham, features crowds of people in the video, young and old, following animals such as elephants, rhinos, and leopards on city streets as they travel toward Noah's Ark in the distance.
Ham, who also leads the Creationist Museum in Kentucky, said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the video is being shown on Fox News on "America's Newsroom," "Out Numbered," Shep Smith, Neil Cavuto, "The Five," and Election HQ. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham recently stated his support for a Catholic Archdiocese whose leadership is ending its connection to the Girl Scouts.
In a Facebook post published Tuesday morning, Graham expressed his support for the Archdiocese of St. Louis' opposition to the Girl Scouts over the youth organization's stance on abortion and homosexuality.
"The Girl Scouts organization sure isn't what it used to be! St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson isn't worried about being politically correct in letting people know about it either," wrote Graham. more >>