I absolutely believe that divine judgment is in the earth today, and I reject the teaching that states that from the cross until the Second Coming, God’s wrath will not be poured out on the earth. There is a substantial amount of New Testament evidence that stands against this doctrine.
I’d never heard a sermon on Deuteronomy 23:1 until last month, when my Puerto Rican friend Luis Roig had the courage to read the text out loud to a group of men in Florida. When he did, one guy gasped and fell on the floor. Several others laughed nervously, and we all drew our knees together and groaned.
Nine out of 10 churches in America are declining or growing at a pace slower than the rate of their communities. Churches limp along as members drift out the proverbial back door. So what can church leaders do to stop the exodus? Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources and best-selling author, sees this as a symptom of an underlying problem in most churches.
Why is there an epidemic of moral failure in the church? Because holiness has become a foreign concept.
Pentagon personnel responded to Breitbart News’ report about court-martialing service members who share their faith in the military, which the Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday and the Air Force on Thursday separately confirmed a second time.
Now the Pentagon claims the opposite. But these new statements instead only compound the problem, as the Pentagon’s new definitions for terms squarely contradict what the dictionary says those terms mean. All this has taken place as the first flag officer in the military has stepped forward to defy the unconstitutional policy.
Social media that provides missionaries unprecedented connections with home also comes with inherent dangers, according the latest issue of “Unfinished,” the award-winning quarterly magazine of The Mission Society.
It would be impossible, in just one message, to go into all the reasons for suffering and for why God allows tragedy. Instead I want to focus on five ways that we should respond to tragedy.
Members of Resurrection Church in Loveland, Colo., understand the hesitancy an Israeli or American-born Jew might experience when visiting a church whose name celebrates the empty tomb of a crucified Hebrew carpenter named Jesus—and yet the church has become a place where all Jews are welcome.
The following is an excerpt from the book, The Last TV Evangelist: Why the Next Generation Couldn’t Care Less About Religious Media, and Why it Matters. If you’re involved in religious media, you need to read this—and pass it on to your pastor or leadership team. Here are some of the biggest reasons TV evangelists and pastors on TV are not reaching this generation:
Ezekiel 38-39 foretells a massive future invasion of Israel by the armed forces of six nations. Five of those nations are identified in Ezekiel 38:5-6 with the names they bore in Ezekiel’s time.
Risk is a primary component of faith, and the Bible teaches that without faith it is impossible to please God. In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus condemned the unfaithful servant who would not risk his talent, but hid it to be safe. Jesus called him “wicked and lazy” and took the talent he had and gave it to the one who had invested his five talents and doubled them.
Giving. Giving back. Paying it forward. Concepts to live by and through modeling and stories — how we raise our children. But — in corporate America, there is a spectrum of decision making and priorities in regard to “giving” and support. In many cases, corporations give with an eye to helping their corporate missions and sometimes for advancing the roles of their specific businesses — such as products, or services that are relevant to the needs of a variety of charities.
Muslims and Christians don’t just quibble over small religious and moral details, says New York Times best-selling author Robert Spencer, they fundamentally clash on essential matters.
This past week during Starbucks’ annual shareholders meeting CEO Howard Shultz shut down an investor, who asked if the company’s support of a gay marriage initiative in Washington state was to blame for a disappointing earnings season.
I’ve been asked by a number of reporters my opinion on why Mark Burnett’s TV series, The Bible, has been so wildly popular. It’s not hard to figure out, but I’m really quite amazed at the number of mainstream reporters who are baffled by its success. In most cases, I refer them to three reasons articulated very well by marketing expert Jonathan Bock at Grace Hill Media:
Once again an atheist organization is attacking our national motto—this time suing to have it removed from our currency.