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Dec. 25, 2019: CP editorial response to Christianity Today; Calif. church pays off medical debt; Samaritan’s Purse

Dec. 25, 2019: CP editorial response to Christianity Today; Calif. church pays off medical debt; Samaritan’s Purse

Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019

Here are the latest headlines, brought to you by The Christian Post.

— CP editorial: Christianity Today and the problem with 'Christian elitism'

Dr. Richard Land and John Grano co-wrote an editorial published by The Christian Post Monday in response to Christianity Today’s outgoing editor-in-chief Mark Galli’s call for President Trump to be removed from office and his dismissive posture toward evangelical Christians who voted for President Trump.

In the editorial, Land and Grano said Galli’s attitude is distinctly unbiblical and their fellow Christians may well do far more long-term damage to American Christianity and its witness than any current prudential support for President Trump will ever cause.

— California church pays off over $5 million in medical debt

A congregation in California has given over 5,500 Los Angeles residents a Christmas gift with no strings attached this season by paying off over $5 million in medical debt.

The Los Angeles-area Christian Assembly Church announced that its members were able to purchase $5.3 million in medical debt and pay it off for 5,555 households in 28 different neighborhoods in Los Angeles and the surrounding area.

— Grandmother whose home was destroyed in deadly tornado gets new home 

Earnestine Reese, a grandmother whose home in Beauregard, Alabama, was destroyed in March after tornadoes hit Eastern Alabama and Western Georgia, killing 23 people, including seven of her own relatives, receive the keys to her new home just before Christmas thanks to the international humanitarian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, said in a statement that when Ms. Reese lost everything, she thanked God. As soon as I heard her story, I knew we had to help. Samaritan’s Purse is excited to welcome Ms. Reese home just in time for Christmas.”

— Missouri church creates 7-foot-tall Notre Dame Cathedral out of gingerbread

A congregation in Missouri created a gingerbread replica of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, with the model being 7 feet tall and 8 feet long.

Members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church of Weston put together the large gingerbread structure which will be on display until the first week of January.

The replica required more than 400 pieces of gingerbread. It also needed 175 pounds of flour, 100 pounds of powdered sugar, 60 pounds of brown sugar, 12 pounds of jolly ranchers, and 40 bags of marshmallows.

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