The words "the forgiveness of sins" in the Apostles' Creed are so important for Christian believers to understand and live out that they cannot reflect the authenticity of their faith, and that of the Church, without it, said Pastor Matt Chandler of The Village Church in Texas, who is teaching his congregation the meaning and relevance of the statement of faith through a series of sermons.
As humans, we love others to get punished, and also love to watch them get punished, said Chandler in his message, "The Forgiveness of Sins."
"We live in a world where outrage is all the rage… We live in a punishment-obsessed world," he said, and added, "But for the people of God, this should not be so." more >>
Ken Ham, CEO and president of the Creation Museum, has announced that the grand opening of the Ark Encounter will take place on July 7, 2016, at Williamstown, Kentucky, and will initially be open for "40 days and 40 nights."
"We are so excited that the construction progress and schedule landed on this 7/7 date. Genesis 7:7 states that Noah and his family entered the Ark. So it's fitting we allow the public to enter the life-size Ark on 7/7," Ham revealed.
In anticipation of large crowds, the Noah's Ark project will operate for 40 days straight, before starting normal hours of operation on Aug. 15. more >>
Do you believe in miracles? Well one family sure does after their daughter's unexplained recovery from a serious disease.
Enter the film "Miracles From Heaven," a movie slated for release next March starring Jennifer Garner, Martin Henderson and Queen Latifah.
Based on the book Three Miracles From Heaven, the movie is the true story of a little girl who is mysteriously healed of an "incurable" disease. more >>
A historically African-American denomination whose president recently took part in a summit on racial unity hopes the event will be a beginning to many conversations on reconciliation.
The National Baptist Convention, USA took part in a summit on racial reconciliation last week in Mississippi alongside the Southern Baptist Convention.
Serbian soldiers are receiving free Bibles as part of an effort to promote moral transformation in the ranks and prevent future war crimes.
The London based Telegraph reports that 4,000 copies of the New Testament have already been sent to soldiers with funding coming from the British arm of the Bible Society.
Notable British politician and abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833) is one of the founders of the society that promotes the distribution of Scripture but not a specific faith or denomination. More funding for Bibles for soldiers in Serbia will come from church members across the U.K. more >>
Pope Francis has said in a recent speech that humanism and caring for others should be centered on Jesus Christ.
At a meeting of the Fifth National Convention of the Italian Church in Florence, Francis said humanism should take its starting point from "the centrality of Jesus," in whom people discover "the features of the authentic face of man."