Things are falling into place just as scripted by Hamas. The terrorist organization recruits and sends its young men on suicide missions. Israel responds with the expected force. The media reports the events along anti-Israel lines. Then the nations of the world rise up to condemn evil Israel.
I hate the fact that so many Palestinian protestors have been killed or wounded in recent weeks. And I'm not saying that Israel has done everything right in the conflict. But for Hamas, this is the only way to defeat Israel. The strategy is as cynical as it is simple. Hamas cannot possibly defeat Israel militarily. Hamas can only win the propaganda war, the war of public opinion.
Is God finished with Israel? Is He done with the Jewish people as a people? Heaven forbid. All of Scripture and history shouts a loud "No" to this question.
I am absolutely thrilled that we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. As I previously expressed, it is both the right and righteous thing to do, and President Trump deserves massive appreciation for his courageous act.
In a response to my recent article "Dispelling the Myths About NAR (the New Apostolic Reformation)," Holly Pivec states that they, like me "want to see 'constructive, fruitful interaction'" concerning NAR. She expresses concern that I have grouped them together with the hyper-critics (my term, not hers), and she believes my article was careless and inaccurate. Some of her concerns were flawed.
As followers of Jesus, should we "unhitch" ourselves from the Old Testament, as Pastor Andy Stanley recently claimed? God forbid. To do so is to make a grave mistake. It would be like "unhitching" our torsos from our legs.
To all the Never Trumpers and Trump-haters, it's time to give the man his due. Not only did he do the right thing in backing out of our deal with Iran but he stood in full presidential stature in denouncing this terrorist-funding regime and sending a message of hope and liberation to the people of Iran.
It's the question I'm asked over and over again. It's the question that's dividing churches and separating family members. It's the question that must be answered: Can you be gay and Christian?
African Americans have certainly suffered terribly through our history. But they are not the smallest minority today. Native Americans are neglected more than rejected. LGBT's are more celebrated than denigrated, more protected than rejected. Ironically, the group that can lay claim to being the smallest and most rejected minority in America today ...
The warnings are dire indeed. "The world's fastest growing sect of Christianity is not Christian at all. And chances are very high that your child and church are getting infected." Yes, this ministry website tells us, "The New Apostolic Reformation movement and the Jesus Culture worship band boasts of 369 million adherents." What, exactly is this New Apostolic Reformation?
Go back 6 months in time and ask yourself who would have imagined that, in the last week of April 2018, the leaders of North and South Korea would meet at the border in mutual embrace? We don't know exactly how this will turn out ... But the breakthrough is so shocking and significant that I'm not only looking for natural explanations. I'm looking for supernatural explanations.
One of my friends is a black pastor. He is also a conservative Republican. As a result of his political views, he has been told by many of his friends that he is not black enough. And that leads to an obvious question: Is black an ideology and not just a color? If so, since when, and why?
There is nothing in the least bit funny about abortion. Yet in the midst of a vulgar, over the top "comedy" routine at the annual White House correspondents' dinner, Michelle Wolf decided to joke about abortion.
If you believe there are things God is calling you to do, what's stopping you from doing them? Why the hold up? Excuses are a dime a dozen, and we all have them in abundance.
We recently remembered the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination, and in that context, we do well to remember what he stood for: It was not just a message of racial equality. It was a message of freedom. Today, as our freedoms are under assault on many fronts, we must recapture that cry for freedom.
You may have thought I was overstating things in my recent article, "Will California Go from Banning Religious Books to Burning Them?" You may have thought I was exaggerating when I referenced LGBT activists who compared Christian conservatives to ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Be assured that there was not a word of hyperbole in what I wrote. The truth is unsettling enough.
Porn star Stormy Daniels may be having the time of her life. She may be enjoying her newfound fame, at the expense of President Trump. She may be making boatloads of money with her "Make America Horny Again" tour and other endeavors. But at the end of the day, this is a sad story.
Two weeks ago, we warned you about the implications of California's "Must Stay Gay Bill." Now others are sounding the alarm about the full weight of this onerous bill, which could literally mean the banning of certain religious books. If we don't stop this, what's coming next?
Why must we dance around these issues with the constant fear of stepping on people's toes? Pull an article you agree with because you got some flack? Delete a post you feel is important because some people unfriended you? Our fellow-believers around the world are being tortured and killed for the gospel, and we're afraid of losing friends on social media? No wonder we're losing our freedoms. We're handing the jailer the keys.
On Saturday, April 2, in the aftermath of the Palestinian protests in Gaza, Geraldo Rivera called Gaza "the world's largest concentration camp." In response, I posted a three-minute video, expressing my differences with Geraldo and placing the blame where it belongs: at the foot of Hamas. YouTube was not happy with my commentary.
Reactions to our bombing of Syria, as we joined together with the UK and France, have been intense on all sides. Why are some Trump supporters outraged with the president's actions? Why are others coming to his defense?
The Nazi slaughter of 6 million Jews is one of the greatest atrocities in world history. The number represents two-thirds of Europe's Jews and includes one-and-a-half million children and babies. And it occurred in the midst of "civilized" (and "Christian"!) nations.
Have you been burned by a false prophecy? Did you lose your faith when a promised healing never came? There are more Charismatic casualties than many of us would care to admit.
Senator Booker, pursuant to your questioning of Secretary of State candidate Mike Pompeo, I'd like to ask you some forthright questions. In your view, what are "the values of our nation" when it comes to homosexual acts?
Since President Trump was elected in 2016 with the help of white evangelicals, we have been told that in voting for him, we compromised our ethics and can no longer be taken seriously.